World War II Library Books at the GG Archives
The GG Archives World War II Book Collection. Military books published that focus primarily on the war in Europe and Scandinavia. This is a partial listing of our WW2 Collection.
Stalin's paranoid fear and hatred of the city...the most Europeanized in Russia; his inability to believe Hitler would attack; the crucial errors of Leningrad's political leaders vis-a-vis the Kremlin.
Ballantines Illustrated History of WWII. Weapons book #18. Great photographic look as the artillery of WWII.
WW2 Book-Battle-The Story of the Bulge by John Toland in hard cover with dust jacket, this 367 page publication with many period photos provides and hour by hour reconstruction of the most dramatic and controversial battle of WW2.
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, instead to encircle Field Marshal Model and his 300,000 troops in the shattered industrial heartland of the Reich.
The four nations of Scandinavia—Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland—hoped to remain neutral in World War II. But the Arctic crest from Petsamo in Finland to Narvik in Norway was rich in iron, nickel, copper and molybdenum—the stuff of arms and armor. For the Germans, the long Norwegian coast afforded sheltered waters from which Britain and British shipping might be attacked.
A day to day record of events that happened before his eyes, such as he was in Vienna when the Nazis 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.
Although De Gaulle had raised the standard of fighting France in June 1940, he had fought few French ground forces to rally to his flag. 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.
This definitive and highly readable account of the German invasion and occupation of Denmark and Norway presents the first realistic appraisal of a previously neglected area of World War II history. The Bitter Years shatters the myths and corrects the misconceptions as it details the dramatic chapters of Scandinavia's wartime experience.
For two hellish nights in September 1942, about 840 United States Marines—commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Merritt Austin ‘‘Red Mike" Edson—fought one of the most pivotal battles of World War II in the Pacific, clinging desperately to their position on what would soon be known as Bloody Ridge.
Events relating to the last flight of an R.A.F. Bomber over Germany on the night of June 30, 1943.
Its subject is the battle of Arnhem, the greatest airborne operation of the war, the masterstroke by which Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery, having won over a reluctant General Dwight D. Eisenhower, proposed to end the war in 1944, dropping the combined airborne forces of the American and British armies behind German lines to capture the crucial bridge across the Rhine at Arnhem.
The drive to victory between June 1943 and July 1944, as the Allies consolidate their achievements, with enormous difficulty and great divergence of opinion.
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 an numbers and quality of weapons over Germany.
The book is very gay and very amusing, because no matter in what situation she may be thrown, its author is a gay and amusing person. The pages sparkle with her humor and her sophisticated sympathy. It is true also that her adventures with war-worn Russian troops from all parts of the Soviet Union are not particularly terrifying in themselves, because she was lucky enough to know the language and the thought processes of Russia.
Armed with jokes, puns, and cartoons, Norwegians tried to keep their spirits high and foster the Resistance by poking fun at the occupying Germans during World War II.
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. His story transcends all religious beliefs; he personifies the shining triumph of the indomitable human spirit.
From the twenties to the war years and the culminating horror of the extermination camps, the history of the SS and the Gestapo traces the development of the most evil system of political thought ever to oppress humanity.
Albert Speer, the Nazi Minister of Armaments and one of Adolf Hitler's closest friends, was the only member of Hitler's inner circle to escape the death penalty at the Nuremberg Trials, primarily due to his willingness to admit remorse and shame for his actions under Nazi Germany.
The State Museum in Oświęcim thus releases a five-language version of its album containing documentary photographs portraying the most grandiose Nazi death camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Auschwitz Museum is in possession of rather rich archives, a part of which are unique in character. The mechanical documentation section is of particular importance as it has iconographie material from the years when KL Auschwitz functioned as a death camp, and from the period following its liberation.
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. Details role of Lutheran ministers during the Nazi occupation. Translated from the Norwegian by L. A. Vigness.
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, the conditions for the civilian population and both the civilian and military resistance struggle that was fought for freedom and independence.
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. Yet Norway's war, while being a part of the universal conflict, still presented many unique features.
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.
Scandinavian Misadventure is a meticulous and scholarly study of the politics, personalities and events of these momentous months of 1940, during World War II. Maurice Harvey sets the scene in all the countries directly involved in the conflict.
A dramatic and accurate tale of heroism and daring during the Nazi occupation of Norway. The book focuses on the race to destroy Hitler's heavy water plant with only a small band of Norwegian soldiers, led by Mr. Haukelid.
The 12-year Reich, the first comprehensive social study of the Third Reich, shows what the Nazi regime proffered as the 'ideal' society and how the German people responded. Along with the violence, corruption, persecution, public extravaganzas, the ever-present Party, and the cult of the Fuhrer, a ghastly irritation of ordinary life went on.
In The War Against the Jews 1933-1945, Lucy Dawidowicz answers this question in a vivid historical narrative, avoiding the moral and metaphysical abstractions that have bedeviled and obscured the subject.