World War 2 Book Collection
Our extensive World War 2 Book Collection covers both the European and Pacific war theatres from 1939-1945, including the aftermath and the prelude to war.
The Third Reich siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1944 was one of the most gruesome episodes of World War II. Nearly three million people endured it; just under half of them died.
A Bridge Too Far is the masterly chronicle of a daring and grandiose operation that ended in bitter defeat for the Allies. The cast of characters includes Dutch civilians, British and American planners, commanders, and soldiers.
In twelve minutes, some 300 men went down with her. More than 900 others spent four horrific days and five nights in the ocean with no water to drink, savaged by a pitiless sun and swarms of sharks.
Imagine, if you can, this routine going on for two, four, six or more hours, with the paint blistering on the gun barrels and the exhausted gunners trying to snatch a bite to eat or a few minutes sleep.
The author has devoted years to studying memoirs, interviewing veterans and consulting military documents, both German and American. He also has revisited the old battlefields in Belgium and Luxembourg, to tell the whole story.
From headquarters staff conferences to tank turrets to frontline foxholes on both sides of the fines, here are the sounds, sights, smell, and feel of the desperate battle that arose from Eisenhower’s surprise abandonment of the race for Berlin.
For the Germans, the long Norwegian coast afforded sheltered waters from which Britain and British shipping might be attacked. The airfields of Denmark provided a steppingstone to Norway.
A day to day record of events that happened before his eyes, such as he was in Vienna when the German Forces took over Austria, he covered the Sudetenland fighting in 1938 and watched the sellout of Czechoslovakia at Godesberg, Berlin and Munich.
The book consists of a rich selection of photographs and facsimiles from the years of occupation, collected by Ulf Johns (1920-2007) and Hans Heiberg (1904-1978) after the liberation from the German occupation in 1945.
The first major units to come in were those from French West Africa who made their way across the desert to join the Eight Army in Egypt.
Bloody Ridge and Beyond is the story of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, which showed courage and valor in the face of overwhelming numbers, as told by Marlin Groft. a man who was a member of this incredible fighting force.
"Bomber" follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of 1943. It portrays all the participants in a terrifying drama, in the air and on the ground, in Britain and Germany.
Closing the Ring: The Second World War Volume Five How Germany was Isolated and Assailed on All Sides. Winston S. Churchill writes about the drive to victory between June 1943 and July 1944.
A detailed description of the events leading to the outbreak of the Second World War, the battle for Frame and the reasons why France lost when it clearly had superiority in numbers and quality of weapons over Germany.
The Russians made their appearance there just before Christmas in 1945, and until Easter of that year Mora was in the restless rear area of a theater of operations, filled with tired and dirty and muddy Russians, all sorts of Russians.
Follows the patrols, waits, and attacks, through the crucial fall and winter of 1941, of the German U-boat U-96, Type UA VII-C and its crew, as they endure their shadowy, isolated, and claustrophobic inner and outer worlds.
Day of Infamy is Walter Lord's gripping, vivid re-creation of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. The reader accompanies Admiral Nagumo's task force as it sweeps toward Hawaii.
A stirring account of the Battle of Britain by Group Captain Peter Townsend. Group Captain Peter Townsend, himself a Battle of Britain pilot, traces the background to the conflict to the long days of 1940.
The last battle of Hitler's Germany is recreated here in all its power and intensity by the Russian commander who led his victorious army from Stalingrad to Berlin to storm the battered capital of the German Third Reich.
The flames of war's inhumanity ravaged martin gray's life when he was only fourteen; by raw will he crawled out of the devastation and built a strong personal fortress.
The book describes the secret building programs that contravened Versailles' Treaty and the struggles over a policy that determined the new Fleet's size and composition when war broke out.
This is the story of the German submarine U-124 and her celebrated commander, Kapitanleutnant Jochen Mohr. In her short life, Mohr's U-124 sank 49 ships for a total of 226,949 tons to become the third most successful submarine in WW2.
In the first half of The Hinge of Fate, Churchill describes the fearful period in which the Germans threaten to overwhelm the Red Army, Rommel dominates the war in the desert, and Singapore falls to the Japanese.
102 chapters and a separate chronology of the war and replica of the surrender documents signed aboard the U.SS Missouri by both the Japanese and General MacArthur, and Chronology of the War
Basis of the acclaimed 1979 television mini-series weaving the odyssey of Holocaust victims, taking the reader (and then the viewer) with documentary force through the darkest and most terrible events of the century.
The State Museum in Oświęcim thus releases a five-language version of its album containing documentary photographs portraying the most grandiose German death camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The photography team, headed by legendary photographer Edward Steichen, captured these heroic women at work, rest, and play. All the photos are from the National Archives and most have not been previously published.
The Me-109 took to the air in 1935, and at war's end it could still fly and fight on even terms with the best fighters produced by its opponents.
The author was Bishop of Nidaros, Norway who kept a journal of his observations during the occupation of Norway by the Germans during World War II, covering the period from April 9, 1940, to May 8, 1945.
Privately published book of the memoirs of a Merchant Marine, F. L. "Dutch" Eylders, who kept a diary of his experiences during World War II.
This book profiles the lives and achievements of ten American aviators, generals, and admirals, including Claire Lee Chenault, Chester W. Nimitz, Omar Bradley, Jacqueline Cochran, and George S. Patton.
A brilliant documentary book that deals with the occupation until the liberation, the background for the assault on Norway, the campaign in 1940, and the conditions for the civilian population.
The aim of the authors—both of whom are historians working on related topics—has been to provide a concise survey based on existing studies and aimed at non-Norwegian readers with a serious interest in the subject.
Looks at Britain and France's betrayal of Norway during World War II, and portrays the strength of Norway's King Haakon VII, whose honorable leadership united the nation in an attempt to defend itself from the invasion of Hitler's troops.
The German invasion of Norway in 1940 opened a crucial chapter of Norwegian history. During the five years that followed, the fate of this nation on the outskirts of Europe was firmly interlocked with the gigantic struggle that raged in Europe and beyond.
What happens when an Ivy League preppy is suddenly dumped from a comfortable college environment into World War II combat as an infantry rifleman? The revelations of Alexander Hadden of the ghastliness of infantry life and not that of military romanticism.
Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this book presents top-quality reproductions of thirty-five paintings created by Tom Freeman to commemorate the event with supporting text.
The use of the three great Cunard liners Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and Aquitania as fast transatlantic troop transports was one of the great high-risk operations of the Second World War, yet it was vital to the build-up of U.S. troops
The conflict in Norway between April and June of 1940 was the first occasion in the history of warfare that all three Services had been engaged in a totally joint operation.
Some have claimed the T-34 was the best tank of WWII. It was, in the very least, a revolution in tank development. Book covers the devlopment, tactics, and WWII combat history of the T-34 tank as well as the German response to it.
Ten days before the largest operation of World War II was launched, it was still one of the century’s best-kept secrets—thanks to countless ordinary people participating in one of history’s most remarkable moments.
Enlisting in the German Army in the fall of 1942, Sajcr takes the reader through his wartime experiences as a member, first, of a Luftwaffe training unit, then a support unit, and finally, as a member of the elite Panzer Grenadier Division Grossdeutschland.
The Last Battle is the story of three weeks in which Berlin, gutted, smoldering, terrorized, yet still miraculously alive, was the focal point of millions of lives.