First published in 2013, this soft back edition is very welcome, providing a unique insight into the Nazis from their rise to power through to Hitler’s suicide. Hans Baur was a trusted member of Hitler’s staff and the only pilot he trusted to fly him – Very Highly Recommended.
The Second World War had different dates for different countries, starting first in China. The politicians of Britain and France proved unequal to the duplicity of Hitler and his Nazis with the real start date in Europe being the appeasement at Munich in 1938 – Highly Recommended.
The RAF record in maritime warfare is mixed but its crews served with distinction, courage and determination, making an important contribution to survival and ultimate victory. The politicians decided in 1918 to summarily dispense with the RFC and the RNAS, drafting their personnel into the new RAF which was given a monopoly of military aircraft ownership with some disastrous consequences – Highly Recommended.
This carefully researched work provides a comprehensive view of German women in the Third Reich. The Germans mobilized their women along Nazi lines which sought to make everything from childbirth and domestic activity through munitions production, concentration camp guards, and even combat, a national socialist planned female component of Nazi Germany – Very Highly Recommended.
The very popular Your Towns & Cities in World War Two, is expanded with this important war target, Glasgow. The Germans were able to reach any part of the British Isles with bombers but although many areas were bombed, special attention was devoted to prime targets like Glasgow – Very Highly Recommended.
One of the neglected areas of WWII history is the use of horses and mules, the main attention being focused on all the new weapons that appeared in huge numbers and revolutionized warfare. The Red Army and the Wehrmacht both made extensive use of the horse to draw artillery and supply wagons across the vast expanses of the Soviet Union. The Red Army made great use of cavalry which played a major role in eventual victory – Very Highly Recommended.
The stories of Ancient Greece reach a peak with the story of Alexander the Great and that of his conquest of the known world before an early death. The stories of his family are not well known and this excellent account provides a great deal of information from the remarkable discovery of the tombs of Macedon – Highly Recommended.
This book is based on the official Battle Summary No 33, providing an accurate report of the landings and the progress of the battle. The typical treatment since 1945 has been to describe the Dieppe Landings as an unmitigated disaster but this account places the landings and subsequent battle in its true perspective – Most Highly Recommended.