Category: World War 2

  • The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the by Lynn H. Nicholas

    By Lynn H. Nicholas

    The forged of characters contains Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall--not to say works by way of artists from da Vinci to Picasso. And the tale instructed during this fantastically researched and now and then suspenseful ebook is that of the 3rd Reich's warfare on ecu tradition and the Allies' determined attempt to maintain it. ninety illustrations and pictures. three maps.
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  • British Motor Gun Boat 1939-45 (New Vanguard, Volume 166) by Tony Bryan

    By Tony Bryan

    In the course of global battle II, few teams in the Royal military fought a more durable, extra excessive warfare than the boys of Coastal Forces. Their task was once to function the Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs), Motor Launches (MLs) and Motor Gun Boats (MGBs) that secure coastal convoys, attacked enemy ones, and played a myriad of tasks, which come with the losing of brokers and commandos on a antagonistic shore, raids on enemy ports, and near-suicidal assaults on better enemy warships. whereas the MTBs have been the "bombers", supplying their payload of excessive explosive torpedoes, the workforce of the MGBs used their computer weapons and small-calibre weapons to sink, burn or ruin their enemy opposite numbers. hence they observed their frail, glossy craft because the "Spitfire of the Seas".

    Motor Gun Boats have been just like Motor Torpedo Boats, purely their decks have been full of as many weapons as they can hold - and to guy those guns, they required a bigger team. through the early years of the battle, they have been used to counter the hazard posed through German E-Boats within the English Channel, yet by means of 1941 they have been in use offensively, accomplishing sweeps alongside the enemy coast looking for prey. by way of 1942 British MGBs have been obvious within the Mediterranean, interdicting Axis offer routes to North Africa, and later assisting the Allied invasion forces as they landed in Sicily, Italy and the South of France.

    The majority of those small wood craft have been inbuilt Britain by way of the British strength Boat corporation or Fairmile Marine. They got here in various sizes and styles, yet in overdue 1942 the Fairmile "D" MGB made its visual appeal - a ship which might come to dominate coastal operations over the past years of the battle. referred to as "Dog Boats" through their staff, they have been quick, robust and flexible. by way of the tip of the warfare, over two hundred of those small boats were equipped and so they represented the top of wartime British motor boat design.

    This New forefront name tells the tale of those fragile yet lethal little warships.

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  • Third Reich Victorious: Alternate Histories of World War II

    This booklet is a stimulating and completely believable perception into how Hitler and his generals may have defeated the Allies, and a powerful sideways examine the 3rd Reich's bid at international domination in global warfare II. What might have occurred if, for instance, the Germans captured the complete of the BEF at Dunkirk? Or if the RAF have been defeated within the conflict of england? What if the U-Boats had strangled Britain with an impregnable blockade, if Rommel have been effective in North Africa or the Germans had overwhelmed the crimson military at Kursk? The authors, writing as though those and different world-changing occasions had quite occurred, venture sensible situations in accordance with the real services and situations of the opposing forces. 3rd Reich triumphant is a dynamic and eye-opening trade background that opens up the dramatic probabilities of global warfare II.
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  • Polish Aces of World War 2 by Wojtek Matusiak

    By Wojtek Matusiak

    Pilots of the Polish Air strength observed motion from the 1st day of worldwide struggle 2 until eventually the ultimate victory in Europe. Flying hopelessly outdated P.11 warring parties in defence in their kingdom in September 1939, a handful of aviators inflicted severe losses at the Luftwaffe ahead of being crushed. The survivors escaped to then impartial Hungary and Romania, sooner than being ordered to France through the hot C-in-C of exiled Polish military, common Sikorski. With the invasion of Western Europe in might 1940, the surviving pilots have been once again thrust into determined motion in newly-formed Polish devices
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  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

    By Philip K. Dick

    “The unmarried so much resonant and punctiliously imagined ebook of Dick’s career.” – big apple Times

    It's the United States in 1962. Slavery is felony once more. The few Jews who nonetheless live to tell the tale cover below assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as universal because the phone book. All simply because a few 20 years past the us misplaced a war—and is now occupied through Nazi Germany and Japan.

    This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the paintings that proven Philip okay. Dick as an innovator in technological know-how fiction whereas breaking the barrier among technological know-how fiction and the intense novel of rules. In it Dick bargains a haunting imaginative and prescient of heritage as a nightmare from which it could possibly simply be attainable to wake.

    Winner of the Hugo Award
    It's the US in 1962--where slavery is felony and the few surviving Jews cover anxiously lower than assumed names. All simply because a few 20 years past the United States misplaced a war--and is now occupied together by way of Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel set in a parallel universe is the paintings that confirmed Dick as a mythical technology fiction writer.
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  • The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War by Louise Steinman

    By Louise Steinman

    In 1945, an American G.I. mailed domestic a jap flag. Fifty years later, his daughter opened up the previous. starting to be up, Louise Steinman knew little approximately her father's reviews in global battle II. All she knew was once that the whistling teakettle used to be banned from the kitchen and that she used to be by no means to cry in entrance of him. Years later, after her parents' dying, she stumbled on an previous ammunition field, choked with approximately letters her father had written to her mom through the battle. She additionally stumbled on a silk jap flag inscribed to Yoshio Shimizu. Who used to be Yoshio Shimizu and why did her father have his flag? So started Steinman's quest to come this "souvenir" to its proprietor, and within the procedure, to benefit extra in regards to the battle that reworked the expressive younger guy in these letters into the reserved father she had identified.

    Weaving jointly her father's uncooked, poignant letters together with her personal trip, Steinman offers a strong view of ways warfare replaced one new release and formed one other.
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  • Food and War in Twentieth Century Europe by Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska

    By Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska

    Edited by way of Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, collage of Illinois, Chicago, united states, Rachel Duffett, collage of Essex, united kingdom & Alain Drouard, collage of Paris-Sorbonne, France and President of ICREFH

    Wars can't be fought and sustained with out nutrients and this specified assortment explores the effect of battle on meals construction, allocation and intake in Europe within the 20th century. A comparative standpoint which includes belligerent, occupied and impartial nations offers new insights into the connection among nutrition and battle. The research levels from army provisioning and platforms of nutrients rationing to civilians' survival innovations and the position of battle in stimulating innovation and modernization.

    Contents: Preface, Alain Drouard; advent, Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska; half I infantrymen and Their nutrients: nutrients provisioning within the German military of the 1st global conflict, Peter Lummel; British military provisioning at the Western entrance, 1914–1918, Rachel Duffett; battling a Kosher battle: German Jews and Kashrut within the First global battle, Steven Schouten. half II domestic entrance: the electorate Adapt: nutrients provisioning at the German domestic entrance, 1914–1918, Hans-Jürgen Teuteberg; Bread from wooden: common nutrients substitutes within the Czech lands throughout the First global struggle, Martin Franc; starvation and distress: the impression of the 1st international battle at the vitamin of Slovenian civilians, Maja Godina Golija; The Spanish Civil conflict and its aftermath: consuming options and social swap, Alicia Guidonet Riera; Alimentary and pellagra psychoses in besieged Leningrad, Pavel Vasilyev. half III domestic entrance: the country Intervenes: reasonable stocks? the boundaries of meals coverage in Britain throughout the moment global struggle, Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska; Communal feeding in wartime: British eating places, 1940–1947, Peter J. Atkins; Rationing and politics: the French Academy of drugs and meals shortages throughout the German profession and the Vichy regime, Isabelle von Bueltzingsloewen; Réalités cruelles: country controls and the black marketplace for foodstuff in occupied France, Kenneth Mouré; food schooling in occasions of foodstuff shortages and starvation: struggle and career within the Netherlands, 1939–1945, Adel P. den Hartog. half IV struggle, Modernization and Innovation: Mikkel Hindhede and the technology and rhetoric of meals rationing in Denmark, 1917–1918, Svend Skafte Overgaard; The modernization of the Icelandic vitamin and the effect of struggle, 1914–1945, Gudmundur Jónsson and Örn D. Jónsson; Horsemeat in France: a meals merchandise that seemed in the course of the battle of 1870 and disappeared after the second one international battle, Alain Drouard; The cutting edge energy of conflict: the military, nutrients sciences and the meals in Germany within the twentieth century, Ulrike Thoms; end, Rachel Duffett; Index.
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  • Russian-German Special Relations in the Twentieth Century: A by Karl Schlögel

    By Karl Schlögel

    Twentieth-century Europe, particularly imperative jap Europe, has been mostly outlined via Russia and Germany. during this century, cultural and fiscal exchanges among the 2 international locations have been as energetic because the fires of hatred severe. The smaller states in among, with their risky borders and inner minorities, suffered from the powers' alliances and their antagonisms. This quantity of recent examine in political and cultural historical past examines the 2 powers' turbulent dating, together with the pre-1914 period of trade and cooperation; the tasks of modernity in post-revolutionary Russia and Weimar Germany; the fight for dominance over primary Europe in international battle II; and mutual perspectives of Germans and Russians after 1945. within the wake of the the most important occasions of 1989 and the transformation of German-Russian family, it asks even if the configuration of Russian-German kinfolk that when ruled twentiehth-century Europe has now dissolved, leaving us to discover new methods of cooperation among 'New Russia' and 'New Europe'.
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  • 101 Amazing Facts about The Second World War by Jack Goldstein

    By Jack Goldstein

    What was once the starting place of the observe ‘Nazi’? Who have been the major figures focused on the second one international struggle, and what negative guns did they unharness? these types of questions and extra are replied during this attention-grabbing ebook containing over 100 proof approximately WWII. no matter if you're looking for info to incorporate in a venture or article, otherwise you are only drawn to checking out extra approximately this tragic interval in sleek heritage, it is a excellent addition to any bookshelf.
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  • Glide Path by Arthur C. Clarke

    By Arthur C. Clarke

    One of the 35 book (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the full Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

    A attention-grabbing departure for the well known technology fiction writer, Glide Path is another background of the improvement of floor regulate technique radar set in the course of international warfare II.

    Clarke attracts upon his personal wartime adventure as a radar keep watch over operator in the course of global struggle II to inform a narrative attention-grabbing not only for its plotting—combining technological know-how, intrigue, and a bunch of compelling characters—but additionally for its prescience and technical perception. Glide Path is bound to be a charming learn not only for technological know-how fiction enthusiasts, yet for background aficionados.
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