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HEALING IN HELL: THE MEMOIRS OF A FAR EASTERN POW MEDIC
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HEALING IN HELL: THE MEMOIRS OF A FAR EASTERN POW MEDIC

By Ken Adams

(Subject: World War II - General) Ken Adams was sent to the Far East during the Second World War and saw action on the Malay Peninsula before being captured at Singapore. As a trained medic he was initially assigned to work at Changi Hospital, where conditions were bad enough, but this was only the start of the three-year ordeal and many moves and far worse camps in Thailand followed. In this harrowing book Ken describes the terrible conditions endured at the hands of the Japanese and Korean guards and, worst of all, the Kempetai secret police. An exceptional memoir that demands reading. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848845756) (Pagination: 180pp, illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.11

THE END
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THE END

By Ian Kershaw

(Subject: World War II - General) In almost every major war there comes a point where defeat looms for one side and its rulers cut a deal with the victors, if only in an attempt to save their own skins. In Hitler's Germany, nothing of this kind happened: in the end the regime had to be stamped out town by town with an almost unprecedented level of brutality. Just what made Germany keep on fighting? Kershaw's gripping, revelatory book recounts these final months, from the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Penguin Books) (ISBN: 9780141014210) (Pagination: 564pp, 41 colour & b/w photos, 9 maps) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$15.55

POSTERS OF WORLD WAR 2: ALLIED AND AXIS PROPOGANDA 1939-1945

By Peter Darman

(Subject: World War II - General) A study of the war poster as a phenomenon, this book considers that they were often excellent and beautiful pieces of artwork as much as they were tools for imparting information. Never before has such a comprehensive collection of World War II posters and authoritative text been combined. Posters of World War II gives the reader a full-page image, which is then explained in full on the opposite page. The text details the facts about the poster, where possible profiling the artist, explains the significance of its message and considers its impact in the context of the war. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848844339) (Pagination: 224pp, c100 illustrations) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$31.11

SAS IN TUSCANY 1943-1945
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SAS IN TUSCANY 1943-1945

By Brian Lett

(Subject: World War II - General) This new book describes three SAS operations in enemy-occupied Italy during the latter half of the Second World War. The first, SPEEDWELL 2, saw six men drop blind into Northern Tuscany on 8 September 1943. With no radios or air-to-ground support their courageous three week operation ended in disaster. The second, GALIA (winter 1944/1945) provided contrasting results. Thirty-four men led by Captain Walker-Brown, tied up many thousands of enemy troops for nearly two months under extreme winter conditions. Operation BLIMEY (April 1945), sadly achieved little before being caught up in the Allied advance. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848844469) (Pagination: ix + 243pp, 2 maps, 41 b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.11

RED ARMY TANK COMMANDERS: THE ARMORED GUARDS
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RED ARMY TANK COMMANDERS: THE ARMORED GUARDS

By Colonel Richard N Armstrong

(Subject: World War II - General) A study of the generals of the armoured forces of the Soviet Army in WWII. Includes Mikhail Efimov Katukov, Semen Il'ich Bogdanov, Pavel Semenovich Rybalko, Dmitri Danilovich Lelyushenko, Pavel Alekseevich Rotmistrov and Andrei Grigorevich Kravchenko. These were the commanders who led the six tank armies that fought on the Eastern Front and spearheaded the way from Stalingrad to the gates of Berlin. (Published: 1994) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 0887405819) (Pagination: 320pp, 15 photos, maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$37.34

FALLSCHIRMJAGER BRIGADE RAMCKE IN NORTH AFRICA 1942 - 1943
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FALLSCHIRMJAGER BRIGADE RAMCKE IN NORTH AFRICA 1942 - 1943

By Edgar Alcidi

(Subject: World War II - General) This book is an in-depth photographic study of the famed German "Brigade Ramcke" paratroop unit. The story of Ramcke and his élite troops is described here through the soldiers recollections: from their formation in Germany, life on the North African front, and their legendary five-day breakthrough behind enemy lines.The book is heavily illustrated with unpublished photographs and documents of the troops,as well as details of their uniforms, vehicles, equipment and insignia (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764333538) (Pagination: Large Format. 176pp photos.maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$119.07

THE WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1940-1943
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THE WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1940-1943

By Bernard Ireland

(Subject: World War II - General) An account of the bitter WWII campaign fought by Britain against German and Italian forces to control the seas of the Eastern Mediterranean. The author examines the sea and air battles which directly affected the land campaign fought in the Western Desert and considers the importance of Malta in the destruction of supplies to the Axis forces in North Africa. (Published: 2004) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781844150472) (Pagination: 224pp 33 photos, maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.05

HITLER'S GULF WAR: THE FIGHT FOR IRAQ 1941
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HITLER'S GULF WAR: THE FIGHT FOR IRAQ 1941

By Barrie G. James

(Subject: World War II - General) In spring, 1941, on an isolated, indefensible airfield 55 miles from Baghdad, a group of poorly armed and outnumbered RAF airman, together with a few soldiers, outfought the much larger and better equipped Iraqi forces who were aided by the Germans and Italians. The engagement would prove to be the first real defeat of the Germans in World War Two. Meanwhile a relief column fought its way across a 500 mile barren desert in temperatures approaching fifty degrees centigrade, to reach the airfield. In a gigantic game of bluff less than fifteen hundred soldiers supported by the RAF in their obsolete aircraft went on to take Baghdad against odds of twenty to one. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848840904) (Pagination: 244pp, ) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.11

GUESTS OF THE EMPEROR
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GUESTS OF THE EMPEROR

By Linda Goetz Holmes

(Subject: World War II - General) Never before were so many Americans been taken captive at one time as in the Pacific war. Over 36,000 military and civilian personnel were thrown into Japanese POW camps and forced to labour. Mitsubishi’s huge factory complex at Mukden, Manchuria was where 1,200 prisoners were subjected to brutal cold, starvation and beatings and forced to manufacture aircraft parts. This book is the first to reveal conclusively that many Americans at Mukden were singled out for medical experiments by Japan’s biological warfare team, the infamous Unit 731. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Casemate) (ISBN: 9781591143772) (Pagination: 192pp, 20 photos) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$43.50

WINGATE'S LOST BRIGADE
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WINGATE'S LOST BRIGADE

By Philip Chinnery

(Subject: World War II - General) The First Chindit Operations, 1943. With the Japanese seemingly unbeatable after their conquest of Malaya, Singapore, Thailand and much of Burma, Orde Wingate’s plans to conduct long range deep penetration operations behind Japanese lines in Burma were audacious to say the least. His Chindit operations were hugely demanding on those taking part who suffered terrible deprivation in the harsh climatic and jungle conditions. While costly in terms of lives lost, the operations inflicted damage to the Japanese and raised Allied morale. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848840546) (Pagination: 215pp, 42 b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.11

A HARD WAY TO MAKE A WAR

By Dr. Ian Gooderson

(Subject: World War II - General) The invasion of Sicily on 10 June 1943 and the landings on the Italian mainland in September, gave the Allies their first toehold in Europe since 1941. Following success on Sicily they were put under considerable pressure to take advantage of the changed situation. Landing at Salerno without a clear strategic aim they were met with fierce German counterattack and the subsequent, slow march north was complicated by Italy's unique terrain, its climatic extremes and strong German resistance. Gooderson's considered analysis of the entire campaign examines the convoluted mixture of air, land and naval actions. (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Conway) (ISBN: 9781844860593) (Pagination: 352pp, 29 b/w photos, maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.13

BLITZKREIG UNLEASHED

By Richard Hargreaves

(Subject: World War II - General) At dawn on Friday 1 September 1939 the Germans launched their land, sea and air assault on Poland. The World became aware of the awesome power of Hitler's Third Reich and the limitless and ruthless nature of his ambition. The Blitzkrieg (Lightning War) attack took the German forces to the gates of Warsaw in a week. The vital port of Danzig fell and the Polish Air Force, out-numbered and out-gunned, were driven from the skies. In a month Warsaw fell and in six weeks the Poles were defeated. Blitzkrieg Unleashed is told in the words of those who conquered Poland. (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781844157778) (Pagination: 324pp, 37 b/w photos, 13 maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$38.91

CHURCHILL AND THE NORWAY CAMPAIGN

By Graham Rhys-Jones

(Subject: World War II - General) On 9th April, 1940, the German Armed Forces seized Norway and Denmark in an operation remarkable for its precision and boldness. The Chamberlain War Cabinet was caught on the hop and responded with ineptitude. This book examines the attempts of naval and military commanders to respond to daily shifts in government policy and to grasp the methods of a new kind of enemy - one which seemed willing to take extraordinary risks. Few accounts provide as clear a view of the campaign as a whole, and fewer still are as easy to read. (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781844157532) (Pagination: 223pp, 32 b/w illustrations, 7 maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.11

FALAISE: THE FLAWED VICTORY

By Anthony Tucker-Jones

(Subject: World War II - General) The destruction of the trapped German forces in the Falaise pocket in August 1944 is one of the most famous episodes of the Normandy campaign. This meticulously researched study dispels misconceptions about the battle, describes the combat in graphic detail and reassesses the outcome in the context of the campaign to liberate Europe. For two bloody months the Germans held the Allies at bay following the D-Day landings, but then they were blocked at Falaise and the area became a killing ground. (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781844157600) (Pagination: 246pp, 36 b/w photos, 8 maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.11

PANZERS IN WINTER: HITLER'S ARMY AND THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE

By Samuel W Mitcham

(Subject: World War II - General) The story of the Ardennes Offensive from the German point of view. The greatest military disaster the United States suffered in the European Theater of Operations in World War II occurred when most of the US 106th Infantry Division was destroyed in the Schnee Eifel. This defeat was administered by a mediocre and unheralded unit, the 18th Volksgrenadier Division. Mitcham uses unpublished German reports and manuscripts, especially those of Lieutenant Colonel Dietrich Moll, the chief of operations of the 18th Volksgrenadier and Theodor-Friedrich von Stauffenberg. (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Stackpole) (ISBN: 9780811734561) (Pagination: 240pp, 27 b/w photos, 14 maps) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$19.46

IN ACTION WITH THE SAS: A SOLDIER'S ODYSSEY FROM DUNKIRK TO BERLIN
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IN ACTION WITH THE SAS: A SOLDIER'S ODYSSEY FROM DUNKIRK TO BERLIN

By Roy Close

(Subject: World War II - General) Mobilised in 1939 Roy Close became part of the BEF and was fortunate to avoid death or captivity during the German blitzkrieg. He escaped through Dunkirk and was sent to North Africa where he joined the Paras and then the SAS. In 1944 he operated behind enemy lines with the Maquis in France who were in open insurrection against the German occupiers. The scene then shifts to Holland and the advance through Germany. He was in Berlin in early post-war years as part of the Quadripartite Government of the former German capital. (Published: 2005) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781844152865) (Pagination: 214pp, 16 b/w photos, 2 maps) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.11

OSPREY CAMPAIGN 184: STALINGRAD 1942
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OSPREY CAMPAIGN 184: STALINGRAD 1942

By Peter Antill and (Illustrator) Peter Dennis

(Subject: World War II - General) One of the most monumental and widely discussed battles in the history of World War II, Stalingrad was Hitler's first major defeat on the Eastern Front, and acted as a catalyst for his eventual downfall. Bird's-eye view illustrations and maps in this book help to unravel the detail of unit directions, priorities and deployments, and the tactical failures that led to the day-by-day war of attrition that lasted for nearly five months. (Published: 2007) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 9781846030284) (Pagination: 96pp, numerous b/w & colour illustrations, maps etc.) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$23.33

GLENN MILLER IN BRITAIN - THEN AND NOW
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GLENN MILLER IN BRITAIN - THEN AND NOW

By Chris Way

(Subject: World War II - General) Wherever the present-day Glenn Miller orchestras play, they are continually being asked where exactly the great man performed. Now, Miller aficionado, Chris Way, has listed and chronicled every concert and broadcast that the band undertook from June 1944, when they arrived in the UK, to that tragic day six months later when Miller went missing on a flight to France. The circumstances surrounding the last flight are described, avoiding the considerable speculation which has surrounded it, to illustrate what happened on that December day in 1944. (Published: 1996) (Publisher: After the Battle) (ISBN: 0900913924 ) (Pagination: Large format,160pp, 400 + ills, ) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$31.05

'FLAK' HOUSES THEN AND NOW

By Keith Thomas

(Subject: World War II - General) 'Flak' Houses were the rest homes set up in England during the Second World War by the American Red Cross to provide centres of rest and recuperation for combat-weary airmen. These were usually situated in large country houses where flyers were permitted to wear civilian clothes and partake in a variety of sporting and recreational activities. Some 87,000 men passed through the R&R system before it was disbanded in 1945. Keith Thomas covers the history of more than 20 Flak Houses in Britain. All are illustrated with 'then and now' comparison photos. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: After the Battle) (ISBN: 1870067665 ) (Pagination: Square format, 80pp, 200 + illustrations) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$23.26

US MARINE CORPS HANDBOOK 1941-1945
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US MARINE CORPS HANDBOOK 1941-1945

By George Forty

(Subject: World War II - General) Employing a wide range of archive black and white photographs, George Forty examines the US Marine Corps' organisation, strategy, tactics and doctrine during the Second World War. As well as providing brief biographies of its most important and influential figures, he surveys insignia, uniforms and personal equipment to provide a complete portrait of the US Marine Corps at war (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Sutton Publishing) (ISBN: 0750941960) (Pagination: 279pp ills) (Condition: New ) UL-XXXXXX

$38.91

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