The Centurion Tank: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

By Pat Ware

Few tank designs were as potent, flexible and long-lived as that of the British Centurion. Conceived through the moment global struggle because the resolution to some of the best German Tiger and Panther tanks and to the deadly 88mm gun, this 52-ton major conflict tank integrated the teachings British designers had realized approximately armored combating autos through the clash, and it used to be freed from the most important faults that had impaired the opposite British tank designs of the time. The Centurion was once such a success that it served within the British military and in several different armies the world over from 1945 till the Nineties.

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Most Secret

By Nevil Shute

Of their trusty fishing boat, Genevieve, armed with just a flame thrower and restricted ammunition, a small team of officials and males take a stand opposed to the may of the German military after the autumn of France in international conflict II.

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Kursk 1943: The tide turns in the East (Campaign)

By Mark Healy

Osprey's exam of the Kursk crusade of worldwide battle II (1939-1945). in the summertime of 1943 the German military stood poised for an immense offensive. The assault was once aimed toward the Kursk salient, which the Germans meant to isolate, trapping huge numbers of Russian troops and paving the way in which for the decisive crusade to knock the Soviet Union out of the battle. by the point of the assault, the Russians had grew to become the salient right into a mass of protective positions. within the following decisive conflict, the Soviets bled Germany's important Panzer forces white and at last took the initiative. The counter-offensive which all started an boost that may lead to the ruins of Berlin.

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The World at War: The Landmark Oral History from the Classic TV Series

By Richard Holmes

The tale of the struggle is informed during the testimony of a huge array of key participants—from Hitler's secretary to bomber pilot Jimmy Stewart

 
The global at War used to be the definitive tv paintings on international battle II. First broadcast in 1973, it was once a distinct and irreplaceable checklist in view that a few of the eyewitnesses captured on movie didn't have lengthy to dwell. The show's manufacturers dedicated thousands of interview-hours to tape in its construction, yet just a fraction of that recorded fabric made it to the ultimate lower. the well known names interviewed for the sequence contain Albert Speer, Karl Wolff (Himmler's adjutant), Traudl Junge (Hitler's secretary), James Stewart (USAAF bomber pilot and Hollywood star), Anthony Eden, John Colville (Parliamentary deepest Secretary to Winston Churchill), Averell Harriman (U.S. Ambassador to Russia), and Arthur "Bomber" Harris (Head of RAF Bomber Command). Richard Holmes has skillfully woven this necessary unique fabric right into a compelling narrative, making a really extra special oral background of global warfare II.

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Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific

By R.V. Burgin

One of the real-life heroes featured in HBO(r)'s The Pacific tells his personal actual tale.

R.V. Burgin finds his reviews as a Marine at warfare within the Pacific Theater, the place corporation ok faced snipers, ambushes alongside slim jungle trails, deserted corpses of hara-kiri sufferers, and howling banzai assaults as they island-hopped from one bloody conflict to the subsequent. in the course of his years of provider, Burgin rose from a eco-friendly inner most to a professional sergeant, and earned a Bronze famous person for his valor at Okinawa.

With unforgettable drama and an understated splendor, Burgin's gripping narrative chronicles the waning days of worldwide struggle II, bringing to lifestyles the hell that was once the Pacific conflict.

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America's Nazi Secret: An Insider's History

Fully revised and extended, this stirring account finds how the U.S. govt accepted the unlawful access of Nazis into North the US within the years following international struggle II. This amazing research exposes the key element of the country division that started, beginning in 1948 and unbeknownst to Congress and the general public till lately, to rent individuals of the puppet wartime executive of Byelorussia—a sector of the Soviet Union occupied by way of Nazi Germany. A former Justice division investigator exposed this gorgeous tale within the documents of numerous executive companies, and it's now to be had with a bankruptcy formerly banned from liberate by way of experts and a foreword and afterword with lately declassified materials.

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Pearl Harbor Betrayed: The True Story of a Man and a Nation under Attack

By Michael Gannon

A naval historian attracts on newly printed basic records to make clear the tragic error that ended in the devastating assault, Washington's position, and the guy who took the autumn for the japanese tactical victory

Michael Gannon starts off his authoritative account of the "impossible to fail to remember" assault with the basic heritage tale of Japan's imperialist undertaking and the us' doubtful responses-especially misplaced probabilities of delaying the inevitable assault until eventually the army was once ready to shield Pearl Harbor.
Gannon disproves Pearl Harbor legends: first, that there has been a conspiracy to withold intelligence from the Pacific Commander which will strength a Pacific struggle, and moment, that Admiral Kimmel used to be knowledgeable yet didn't act. as an alternative, Gannon issues to 2 severe components neglected via others: that information regarding the assault gleaned from the "Magic" code intercepts was once now not despatched to Admiral Kimmel, and that there has been no danger that Kimmel can have defended Pearl Harbor as the jap have been militarily some distance more suitable to the yankee forces in December of 1941.

Gannon has divided the tale into 3 components: the historical past, eyewitness money owed of the lovely jap tactical victory, and the aftermath, which specializes in the Commander, who used to be blamed for the most important army catastrophe in American history.

Pearl Harbor Betrayed should be released to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

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Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in World War I America: A Documentary Reader

World struggle i used to be a watershed in sleek international background. at the battlefield, thousands have been slaughtered by means of chemical conflict, laptop weapons, and trench warfare—and this mindless bloodletting continues to be the main enduring legacy of the nice warfare. serious to realizing the war’s importance is the often-overlooked emergence of a “modern” dynamic grassroots peace circulate that either adversarial struggle and sought to abolish its social causes.
 
Edited through Scott H. Bennett and Charles F. Howlett, Antiwar Dissent and Peace Activism in global battle I America offers basic files, so much anthologized for the 1st time, illustrating competition and resistance to the warfare and the government’s efforts to advertise the battle and limit dissent. This clean assortment highlights the large variety of antiwar sentiment: spiritual and secular, liberal and radical, pacifist and nonpacifist, together with conscientious objection. It additionally addresses key concerns raised by way of the antiwar movement—particularly dissent in wartime, civil liberties, the which means of patriotism, and citizen peace activism—that stay very important to knowing American democracy.
 

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