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        20th May, 2017


 

GERMANY AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR: VOLUME IX PART II

Edited by Karl-Heinz Frieser




The German Wartime Society 1939-1945: Exploitation, Interpretations, Exclusion. Written by a team of distinguished German historians and edited by Jörg Echternkamp. The war affected the lives and shaped the experience of millions of individuals in Germany. This volume examines how the minds and behaviour of individuals were moulded by the Party as the Reich took the road to Total War. The huge numbers of German workers conscripted into the Wehrmacht were replaced with forced foreign workers and slave labourers and concentration camp prisoners. The interaction in everyday life between German civilian society and these coerced groups is explored, as is that society's relationship to the Holocaust. The role of the Party, administration, police, and courts in providing for the vast numbers of those rendered homeless by air attack, in bolstering civilian morale with 'miracle revenge weapons' propaganda, and in maintaining order in a society in disintegration is reviewed in detail. The volume concludes with an account of the various forms of resistance to Hitler's regime, in society and the military, culminating in the failed attempt on his life in July 1944.

New in d/w - 1,168pp, numerous maps, diagrams & tables

Oxford University Press, 2014
ISBN 9780199542963

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Web No.
36519-01

£182.50

 


 

BROKEN BY MESSINES IN WW1: THE GRANDPARENTS I NEVER KNEW

by Dr. Mark Wardlaw

A true story based on the discovery by the author in 2006 in an ornate wooden box, of letters written a hundred years ago. They were about two young people who met and fell in love. They swore to be true, but each had dreams they wished to fulfil before settling down. Kate sailed to New Zealand in February 1912 to work and travel. Peter, an engineer, went into business to manufacture his seed sowing machine in England. Production had just started when war broke out in August 1914. He joined the Royal Field Artillery and trained as a gunner seeing action in Gallipoli and the Western Front. At Messines in June 1917, Peter became was buried alive and lost his leg. This book tells Peter and Kate's story and recounts what happened later.

New in card cover - 233pp, numerous
b/w illustrations, maps, tables

Private Publication, 2017
ISBN 9781526206435

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Web No.
37563-01

£9.99

 


 

SCAPEGOAT: THE DEATH OF THE PRINCE OF WALES AND REPULSE

by Dr. Martin Stephen

A radical new account of one of Britain's greatest naval disasters. Making full use of modern research and unrivalled access to private family papers, it suggests that Admiral Sir Tom Phillips, the commander of the so-called 'Force Z', was made the scapegoat for a battle in which he was blameless, and that Winston Churchill, the Admiralty and chronic failures in ship design and Intelligence were what sank the ships. The book also shows what a very close run thing the sinkings were, and how Japanese success depended on them having luck on their side. 'Scapegoat' is a convincing attempt to right a wrong that has been allowed to stand for over 70 year.

 

New in d/w - 194pp, 2 maps & plans,
35 b/w photos

Pen & Sword, 2014
ISBN 9781783831784

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Web No.
37577-01

£19.99
 

 


U-BOATS BEYOND BISCAY: DONITZ LOOKS TO NEW HORIZONS

by Bernard Edwards

On the outbreak of war in 1939, Admiral Donitz's U-boat flotillas consisted of some thirty U-boats fully operational, with only six to eight at sea at any one time. Their activities were restricted mainly to the North Sea and British coastal waters. When France fell in the summer of 1940, the ports in the Bay of Biscay gave direct access to the Atlantic, and the ability to extend their reach. The Royal Navy was unable to escort convoys much beyond the Western Approaches. In a short time, the Allies were losing 500,000 tons of shipping a month, every month. Donitz now looked over the far horizons to America's Eastern Seaboard, the coasts of Africa, and the Mediterranean, where Allied merchantmen habitually sailed alone and unprotected. 

New in d/w - 204pp, 17 b/w photos

Pen & sword, 2017
ISBN 9781473896055

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Web No:
37579-01

£19.99


 

DELPRADO/OSPREY AIRCRAFT OF THE ACES (MEN & LEGENDS):
                                              JUNKERS JU 87 OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN

by John Weal. Editor-in-Chief Juan Ramon Azaola  

A detailed study of the fearsome Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber during the early years of WWII. Chapters include from the English Channel to the Sicilian Narrows, "Picchiatelli", Operations 'Marita' and 'Merkur', and Operations in Southern Europe. As well as colour artwork and of 22 aircraft and 2 pilots by Iain Wyllie, John Weal and Mike Chappell the book includes 2 pages of black and white 1/72 scale three-view drawings of various Ju87A, B and C models by Mark Styling.

 

Like new in card cover - A4 format, 64pp, c50 b/w photos/line drawings, 24 colour profiles and artwork

DelPrado, 1999
ISBN 8483722089

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Web No.
32074-01

£6.00
 

 



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 The Editor's Choice:

NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

£470.00

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