World War History Books
Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe" challenges this conventional wisdom in highlighting how the re-establishment of the..."
The history, in three volumes, of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Volume I: The Fight at Odds 1939-1941 Re-armament and pre war planning. Early war operation. Norway and France. The Battle of Britain and "The Blitz". The bombing of Germany. Air operations in the war at sea. The Mediterranean and the Middle East. Volume II: The Fight Avails 1941-1943 The Far East. the U-boat war and anti-shipping operations. The Western Desert, Malta and Tunisia. The strategic bombing offensive. Sicily. The invasion of Italy (with subsequent operations up to the fall of Rome, May, 1944). Volume III: The Fight is won 1939-1945 The Combined Bombing Offensive. The Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay. The liberation of North West Europe - plans and preparations. Normandy and the battle for France. Flying bombs and rockets. Italy and the Balkans. The advance into Germany and the final surrender. Victory in Burma and the Far East. The war in the air - the balance sheet.
Presents a history of the early years of the jet engine, Tony Kay covers all the countries to embark on jet engine development after the leads established by Great Britain and Germany before World War Two. Presents history of the early years of...
Offers a fresh perspective on the architectural history of the Second World War, which in previous accounts has most often been viewed as a hiatus between peaceful...
118 pp. plus introduction, foreword and 3 appendixes. This book has been rebound, keeping the contents whole and intact. The green boards are in generally good condition, though there is some fading along the spine and at the edges. The book features maps as endpapers at both the front and back, and on the back paste-down is a small label reading "This book has been bound by John M. Hawkins". This book traces the history of the 11th during the Second World War, and features many colour fold-out maps and black and white photographs to illustrate.
This book is described as being "..under the auspices of The Armenian Committee of the Society of Friends." It was published in 1926 by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press at Tavistock Square in London. It gives both a history of Armenia and a description of the country's condition and problems at the time of writing.It ends with a forthright condemnation of how the country was abandoned by the world and particularly Britain.To quote directly: "We, the greatest empire of history, have broken our promises to a small nation , which not only fought with us in the Great War,but lost about half of her population, and today has thousands of her starving remnant herded together in misery and destitution." It ends with a direct plea that funds be found to ameliorate the situation, particularly the large refugee camps in Syria. 13 x 19 cm. hardback, no jacket.184 pages.Eight b/w photos. For full contents,see photos. Cover has some small marks and indentations. All contents lightly browned. No tears or creases.Binding good.Handwritten on front title page is "Friends' Library 1927." Of interest as an historical record, as a record of post First World War changes and as a Hogarth Press publication, being the initiative of the famous literary figures the Woolfs. And hard to find in this first edition.
A slim volume with a comprehensive account of the German bombing raids on Grimsby during the second world war. Whilst there were comparatively few raids, there was nevertheless loss of life - more than 150 civilians plus many from civilian defence organisations. The author has produced a detailed history of the time, including the fund-raising efforts of the town to purchase 2 Spitfires. With photographs, many from the local press, and a detailed list of all those killed, this book shows the impact of the war on a close-knit community. The appendices also contain a complete list of messages for a 4-day period from 14 June 1943, detailing the course of the most devastating raid on Grimsby and Cleethorpes. The cover illustration is a copy of the German map highlighting potential targets. This A4 sized book has some scuffing to the edges and spine and light indentations to the cover. It has one name written in purple ink on the front endpaper. Otherwise in excellent condition, with fascinating contents. A detailed view of one town's story of the Blitz.