The author has been described as the official historian to the British intelligence services and this book about the SOE provides a wealth of facts from a very shadowy organization. The evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk and Churchill replacing Chamberlain saw a new aggressive posture against the Germans and efforts to take the war to them in Occupied Europe and then the Balkans – Very Highly Recommended.
Normandy had long been a pleasant productive green land, until 1940 when the German occupiers arrived. The sad fate was for the area to be terrorised by the Germans and bombed by the Allies before they arrived in force and fought through the towns of Normandy to liberate them – Very Highly Recommended.
A book that is thoroughly researched and written for accessibility, serving academics and post-graduates but readable for the general public. The story of the United Kingdom is a mixture of myth, mystery and fact. This book provides a fact-based appraisal – Very Highly Recommended.
Much has been written about the attempt to seize and hold the bridge at Arnhem, but this book looks specifically at the human cost. The story of the British and Polish paratroops and glider troops at Arnhem is filled with examples of sacrifice, duty, tenacity, and acts of great personal courage that is inspirational, emotional and deeply moving – Very Highly Recommended.
A rare glimpse of the Brandenburger special forces in WWII. The Brandenburgers were perhaps the first modern special forces to be formed and their history is little known, making this personal memoir of a Brandenburger an important addition to the historical knowledge of WWII – Very Highly Recommended.
A nicely presented review of Roman attempts to expand across the Danube. The soundly researched text is supported by clear maps and a very interesting photo-plate section – Highly Recommended.
A German perspective of what might have been. The alternative history approach enjoys periods of popularity and it usually throws up some interesting questions – Highly Recommended.
The Cold War series has become very popular because it tells the stories of very important events that are still under-told. The familiar format of lavish illustration with rare images is followed again, producing a vivid picture of what is arguably the greatest battle since World War II – Most Highly Recommended.
From the first flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903 to the crossing of the Atlantic in 1919, aviation had moved forward at an amazing speed. The story of Alcock and Brown’s non-stop crossing of the Atlantic is one of the great milestones in aviation – Very Highly Recommended
This is an English language translation of a book first published in Germany in 1989. It is rare in that it is the story of an ordinary airman who joined the newly formed Luftwaffe and worked his way to Captain by the end of the war, commanding a Staffell of Bf 109 fighters – Very Highly Recommended