Duxford and the Big Wings 1940-45: RAF and USAAF Fighter Pilots at War

By Martin W. Bowman

A pulsating account of the younger RAF and American fighter boys who flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Thunderbolts and Mustangs in the course of 1940-45. it truly is special in that the tale is instructed utilizing first individual debts from RAF, German and American ‘Eagles’ who fought within the skies over England within the conflict of england in the summertime of 1940 and the good air offensives over occupied-Europe from 1942 onwards. the 1st 5 and a part chapters conceal the conflict of england interval while the RAF squadrons fought puppy fights with the Luftwaffe after which fought them in accumulating energy utilizing the ‘Big Wings to satisfy the bomber fleets attacking London. the second one a part of the publication covers the Eagle squadron interval, which was once extended with America’s access into the warfare. The motion strikes to the USAAF ‘Big Wings’ of Thunderbolts and Mustang opponents that flew escort missions and dueled with the Luftwaffe over the continent throughout the substantial bomber raids on German objectives in France, the Low international locations and the Reich itself. a complete host of very good first hand bills through British, Polish, Czech, German and American fighter pilots permeate the motion and describe the aerial battles as in simple terms they could. This specified publication additionally comprises many money owed and pictures that experience now not formerly been noticeable ahead of whereas the wealthy mixture of strive against money owed from both sides are introduced jointly for the 1st time in a single quantity.

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Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton (World War II Collection)

By Robert K. Wilcox

Murder, He Wrote…

… And he wrote the true tale. Investigative and army reporter Robert Wilcox unravels the secret surrounding the loss of life of 1 of history’s preeminent conflict heroes: George S. Patton. Wilcox cries foul play and divulges the stunning fact at the back of previous Blood and Guts' premature loss of life in Target: Patton—the Plot to Assassinate basic George S. Patton.

Conflicting testimony, disappearing witnesses, lacking professional experiences, a suspicious Stalin, and a scarcity of post-mortem contain the best unsolved secret of worldwide battle II.

Find out "whodunit" during this exciting account of America's most renowned general.

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The Tuskegee Airmen and the "Never Lost a Bomber" Myth

Throughout the first sixty years following global warfare II, a strong fantasy grew up claiming that the Tuskegee Airmen, the single black American army pilots within the warfare, were the single fighter escort team by no means to have misplaced a bomber to enemy plane hearth. the parable was once enshrined in articles, books, museum shows, tv courses, and films.

this text explores how the "never misplaced a bomber" fantasy originated and grew, after which refutes it conclusively with cautious connection with basic resource files situated on the Air strength historic study supplier. by way of piecing jointly those old files, Daniel Haulman not just proves that typically bombers below the escort of the Tuskegee Airmen have been shot down by way of enemy plane, but if and the place these losses happened, and to which teams they belonged.

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Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell

By Peter Caddick-Adams

Selected as a Kirkus Reviews most sensible publication of 2013

The such a lot awful battles of worldwide battle II ring within the renowned reminiscence: Stalingrad, the Bulge, Iwo Jima, to call a couple of. Monte Cassino may still stand between them. Waged deep within the Italian mountains underneath a medieval monastery, it was once an astonishingly brutal stumble upon, grinding up ten armies in stipulations as undesirable because the japanese entrance at its worst.

Now the conflict has the chronicle it merits. In Monte Cassino, army historian Peter Caddick-Adams presents a brilliant account of ways an array of guys from around the globe fought the main long and devastating engagement of the Italian crusade in an historic monastery city. now not easily american citizens, British, and Germans, yet Russians, Indians, Georgians, Nepalese, Ukrainians, French, Slovaks, Armenians, New Zealanders, and Poles, between others, fought and died there. Caddick-Adams bargains a breathtaking view, surveying the strategic heights and peering over the shoulders of troops fruitlessly digging for defense within the stony soil. listed here are incisive sketches of the theater commanders--Field Marshal "Smiling Albert" Kesselring, who outmaneuvered Rommel to command German troops in Italy, and the English aristocrat common Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander, tall, upbeat, "and--crucially for Churchill--looked each inch a general." Caddick-Adams places Cassino into the context of the Italian crusade and bigger Allied conflict plans, and takes readers into the savage, usually hand-to-hand wrestle within the bombed-out medieval city. He captures the brutal climate and unforgiving terrain--the rubble and rocky slopes that splintered dangerously lower than artillery barrages and prompted shellfire to echo with such quantity that males had hassle conserving their sanity because of acoustics on my own. Over 4 months, the fight may inflict a few 200,000 casualties, and Allied planes may point the ancient monastery-and ultimately the whole city as well.

With scholarly care, insightful research, and narrative verve, Caddick-Adams has crafted a huge account of 1 of global struggle II's lesser-known yet no much less devastating battles.

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Pied Piper

By Nevil Shute

An aged Englishman, retired from the legislation, is going to France for a vacation. yet it really is April 1940 — and global conflict II has simply all started! attending to France proves effortless, however the go back journey to England is a really various subject — specially considering the fact that he is now not traveling on my own!

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Ensam i Berlin

By Hans Fallada

Året är 1940 och i huset på Jablonskistrasse fifty five i Berlin bor en samling småskurkar, råbarkade SS-män, horor, en pensionerad domare och romanens två huvudpersoner: verkmästarparet Otto och Anna Quangel. Här bor också en gammal ensam judisk dam, vars liv får ett fasansfullt slut.

Otto och Anna är skötsamma och tystlåtna - ett strävsamt arbetarklasspar. males när de nås av beskedet att deras son stupat i kriget ter sig livet plötsligt meningslöst. Så småningom inleder de en modig, om än patetisk, kamp mot nazismen som ger deras tillvaro ett nytt innehåll. På olika platser runtom i Berlin lägger de ut hundratals handtextade kort som manar until eventually motstånd, kort som kan plockas upp av vem som helst.

Den karriärhungrige kommissarie Escherich skyr inga ansträngningar för att hitta de skyldiga bakom de handskrivna lapparna och kommer paret allt närmare. Jakten utvecklas until eventually en katt-och-råtta-lek som pågår below mer än två års tid med både komiska och skräckfyllda scener.

Över alltsammans hänger en stämning av brutalt förtryck som genomsyrar vardagen för människorna i Berlin - varje möte, ord och dealing with måste vägas mot en paranoid nazistisk maktapparat. males trots regimens brutala skräckvälde överlever ändå medmänsklighet och kärlek.

Ensam i Berlin är en lektion i historia, i förtryckets anatomi och samtidigt en nervpirrande bladvändare - en moralisk mystery, lika gripande och spännande som en spionroman av le Carré. Författaren och Auschwitzöverlevaren Primo Levi kallade boken för "det bästa som någonsin skrivits om det tyska motståndet".

Berättelsen är baserad på Falladas egna erfarenheter below nazismen och skrevs på några få veckor hösten 1946. Boken har tidigare filmatiserats för både television och bio och det finns nu planer för en nyinspelning.

Ensam i Berlin (Jeder stirbt für sich allein) gavs första gången ut i Sverige 1948 med titeln En mot alla - då med flera centrala avsnitt strukna. Lind & Co är stolta över att här kunna presentera den första kompletta svenska utgåvan.

Hans Fallada- eller Rudolf Ditzen som var hans riktiga namn - föddes 1893. Hans liv kom att bli mycket dramatiskt med inslag som dråp, förskingring, självmordsförsök, mentalsjukdom, alkohol- och narkotikamissbruk. Trots censur och politisk förföljelse valde Fallada att stanna i Tyskland below kriget och räknas numera som en av landets verkligt betydelsefulla 1900-talsförfattare. Han puppy 1947, några månader innan Ensam i Berlin publicerades.

Marked as retail on unique obtain resource.

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Once There Was a War (Penguin Classics)

By John Steinbeck

“Age can by no means uninteresting this sort of writing,” writes the Chicago Tribune of John Steinbeck’s dispatches from global battle II, filed for the New York usher in Tribune in 1943, which vividly captured the human facet of battle. Writing from England in the course of the London blitz, North Africa, and Italy, Steinbeck specializes in the folk rather than the battles, portraying each person from the fellows within the bomber team to Bob wish on his USO journey. He eats and beverages with infantrymen at the back of enemy traces, talks with them, and fights beside them. First released in publication shape in 1958, those writings, now with a brand new creation by way of Mark Bowden, create an unforgettable portrait of lifestyles in wartime that keeps to resonate with fact and humanity.

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The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II

A lavishly illustrated compendium of army covers every thing that fought within the air, at the floor, and at the seas in the course of global conflict II. There are greater than 500 separate goods of kit used among 1939 and 1945, from wrestle handguns to large airplane vendors. greater than six hundred full-color works of art accompany entries that characteristic a close historical past of every weapon's layout and improvement, besides an entire necessities desk that incorporates functionality, dimensions, armament, and team info. a must have for army buffs.

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Bomber Command: Battleground Berlin: July 1943 - March 1944 (Reflections of War, Volume 3)

By Martin W. Bowman

This large paintings offers a entire perception to the reports of Bomber Command's pilots and aircrew all through global battle . From the early wartime years whilst the RAF's first makes an attempt to avenge Germany's onslaught have been bedeviled by means of negative navigation and faulty bombing, to the ultimate profitable onslaught that at last tamed Hitler in his Berlin lair, those volumes hint the genuine reports of the lads who flew the bombers. 1000's of first-hand money owed are punctuated by way of the author's heritage details that positioned every one narrative into wartime standpoint. each element of Bomber instructions operational tasks are lined; day and evening bombing, precision low-level moves, mass raids and operations all through all wartime theaters. Contributions are from RAF team of workers who flew the command's assorted airplane from the early Blenheims and Stirlings to the later Lancasters and Mosquitoes. every one quantity is stuffed with debts that inform of the camaraderie among the crews, moments of sheer terror and the stoic humor that supplied the serious bond. The 5 volumes of this paintings give you the such a lot bright and complete paintings at the notable half performed by way of RAF Bomber Command of their important position within the destruction of the 3rd Reich.

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