Leben mit dem Feind

By Barbara Beuys

Ein zentrales Stück deutsch-niederländischer Geschichte: Das bewegende Porträt der Stadt Amsterdam unter deutscher Besatzung. Beuys erzählt vom Alltag in der größten Stadt der Niederlande zwischen 1940 und 1945: davon, wie die Amsterdamer zunächst versuchen, durch Anpassung das Lebenswerte ihrer Stadt zu bewahren, von der Wut nach den ersten Deportationen jüdischer Mitbürger, von Terror und Razzien, von mutigen Menschen, die das kulturelle Leben der Metropole aufrechterhalten und unter Lebensgefahr jüdische Kinder verstecken. Die Meisterin des historisch-biographischen Sachbuchs verbindet Schicksale von Menschen mit Straßen, Plätzen und Gebäuden der Stadt - Bilder, die sich tief einprägen.

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Saving Children from the Holocaust: The Kindertransport (The Holocaust Through Primary Sources)

By Ann Byers

“Who will take care of me . . . and why cannot all of us cross together?” Kurt Fuchel requested his father those questions, because the younger boy ready to embark on a trip to England . . . on my own. Fuchel used to be one among 10000 teenagers who made this trip almost immediately sooner than international battle II begun. In 1938, Jews looked for a fashion out of Germany. yet anti-Jewish legislation and countries unwilling to simply accept fleeing refugees made break out tricky or very unlikely. England’s attempt to save lots of the kids attempt got here to be referred to as the Kindertransport, and writer Ann Byers discusses the heroes who prepared the transports and the youngsters who have been kept from the Holocaust.

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Soviet Field Fortifications 1941-45 (Fortress)

By Gordon L. Rottman

From June 1941, the Soviets have been compelled to adopt large-scale protecting operations within the face of the overpowering German blitzkrieg attack, operations which ran counter to their choice for hugely cellular, offensive battle. classes have been speedy realized throughout a wide selection of terrain and climates, together with the open steppes, dense forests, wooded swamps, towns, and in snow and ice, the place the supply of development fabrics differed vastly.

The first to hide this subject within the English language and containing distinct information regarding the trenches, bunkers, commentary posts, and weapon positions, this ebook examines box fortifications outfitted from neighborhood fabrics via soldiers, in addition to their use of mines, box camouflage ideas, and building instruments. It offers a primary interesting perception into Russian protective makes an attempt opposed to the overpowering could of the German Army.

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Half a Crown (Small Change)

By Jo Walton

For the 1st time in paperback, the culminating novel of Hugo and Nebula Award-winner Jo Walton's lovely Small switch trilogy.
Following the award-winning Farthing and its sequel Ha'penny, Half a Crown is an grand alternate-world noir story of resistance to encroaching fascism, from the writer of Among Others.

In 1941 the eu warfare led to the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement among Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain's top category by no means faltered, whereas British ships ferried "undesirables" around the Channel to board the farm animals autos headed east.

Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's quite British mystery police. it really is his activity to warn the best Minister of treason, to arrest plotters, to find Jews. The middle of the night knock of a Watchman is the main dreaded sound within the realm.

Now, in 1960, a world peace convention is convening in London, the place Britain, Germany, and Japan will oversee the ultimate partition of the realm. Hitler is once more on British soil. So is the long-exiled Duke of Windsor―and the emerging gangs of "British strength" streetfighters, who contemplate the govt "soft," could be the former king's bid to degree a coup d'etat.

Amidst all this, of the main not likely folks within the realm will subscribe to forces to oppose the fascists: a debutante whose maximum fear beforehand has been the place to discover the proper string of pearls, and the Watch Commander himself.
"A literary Guernica―a top-notch mystery set in a terrified Britain that's all too keen to exchange freedom for safety, and which will get neither." ―Cory Doctorow on Ha'penny

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Horatio Nelson: The Background, Strategies, Tactics and Battlefield Experiences of the Greatest Commanders of History

By Angus Konstam

Osprey Command sequence #16

The most renowned admiral in historical past, Horatio Nelson's string of naval victories helped safe Britain's position because the world's dominant maritime strength, a place she held for greater than a century after Nelson's demise. a tender officer through the American Revolution, Nelson rose to prominence in the course of Britain's battle with progressive France, turning into a hero on the conflict of Cape St. Vincent. He went directly to win titanic victories on the Nile and Copenhagen, sooner than best the British to their historical victory at Trafalgar in 1805. yet, in that second of his maximum glory, Nelson was once struck down through a French sharpshooter. this day Nelson is respected as a nearly legendary determine - a naval genius and a countrywide hero. He used to be additionally a deeply mistaken person whose self-importance, ego and personal lifestyles all threatened to overshadow his mammoth skills. This booklet unearths the genuine Nelson.

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Stalingrad 1942 (Campaign)

By Peter Dennis

Stalingrad has develop into a by-word for grim persistence and tenacity; for the refusal to renounce, regardless of the associated fee. during this ebook, Peter Antill takes a dispassionate examine some of the most noted battles in historical past. He asks why the Germans allowed themselves to be diverted from their major target, which used to be to trap the oil fields of the Caucasus, and focus such huge assets on a secondary objective. He discusses the advantages of the commanders on either side and in addition the connection at the German aspect with Hitler in addition to reviewing the ways that the command constructions inspired the conflict. except the final query of German targets, this e-book additionally unpicks the element of unit instructions, priorities and deployments, resulting in a brilliant account of the daily warfare of attrition that happened in Stalingrad in the course of global struggle II (1939-1945), among September 14, 1942 and February 2, 1943. Stalingrad used to be greater than a turning aspect, it used to be the anvil on which the again of German army pursuits within the east have been damaged and the echoes of its demise knell have been heard in Berlin and certainly across the world.

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The End: Hamburg 1943

By Hans Erich Nossack

One did not dare to inhale for worry of respiring it in. It was once the sound of eighteen hundred airplanes impending Hamburg from the south at an incredible top. We had already skilled 200 or maybe extra air raids, between them a few very heavy ones, yet this used to be anything thoroughly new. And but there has been an instantaneous attractiveness: this used to be what every body were awaiting, what had hung for months like a shadow over every thing we did, making us weary. It was once the end.

Novelist Hans Erich Nossack used to be forty-two whilst the Allied bombardments of German towns started, and he watched the destruction of Hamburg—the urban the place he used to be born and the place he may later die—from throughout its Elbe River. He heard the whistle of the bombs and the making a song of shrapnel; he watched his pals flee; he questioned if his home—and his manuscripts—would live on the devastation. The End is his terse, outstanding memoir of the annihilation of town, written purely 3 months after the bombing. A searing firsthand account of 1 of the main infamous occasions of global struggle II, The End is additionally a meditation on conflict and desire, background and its devastation. And it's the infrequent e-book, as W. G. Sebald famous, that describes the Allied bombing crusade from the German perspective.

In the 1st English-language variation of The End, Nossack's textual content has been crisply translated by means of Joel Agee and is observed by way of the images of Erich Andres. Poetic, evocative, and but hugely descriptive, The End will turn out to be, as Sebald claimed, probably the most very important German books at the firebombing of that country.

"A small yet severe publication, whatever to learn in these quiet moments once we ask yourself what's going to take place next."—Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

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Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italy (Aircraft of the Aces)

By Andrew Thomas

The Spitfire was once the main iconic and well-known British fighter of worldwide conflict II and was once first deployed to Egypt within the spring of 1942 as German luck in North Africa reached its zenith. even supposing few in quantity, of their early battles with the Luftwaffe the RAF and South African Spitfire squadrons made a right away effect and in contributed to the profitable building up to the conflict of El Alamein and within the next boost over the desolate tract.

Soon afterwards, additional Spitfire squadrons, many led by way of skilled aces shape Europe who quickly all started including to their rankings, have been landed in French North Africa. within the sour battling that undefined, the devices wrested air superiority from the enemy within the skies above Tunisia until eventually the ultimate enemy give up in may well 1943. The RAF, RCAF, RAAF and SAAF Spitfire squadrons then performed a major half in protecting the Allied touchdown in Sicily and in aiding the island's next trap.

Based in captured airfields those devices then additionally lined the Allied landings at Messina and Salerno because the Italian crusade all started. They have been to work out sour air scuffling with opposed to a decided Luftwaffe and an important variety of pilots grew to become aces while different aces extra to their ratings. The Spitfire squadrons have been seriously engaged within the combating following the landings at Anzio and in addition within the lengthy and bloody conflict at Cassino. one of the aces that commanded squadron right here was once the now Sqn Ldr Duke, who took his rating to 26 destroyed. throughout the summer season of 1944 Italian-based Spitfires supported the Allied landings in Southern France - Operation Dragoon - and likewise flying sorties over Yugoslavia in aid of Tito's partisans.

The huge variety of Spitfire squadrons endured in motion opposed to the enemy into 1945, although because the Luftwaffe were seriously defeated and mostly withdrawn to Germany, encounters have been few and much among. just about a hundred aces both attained this prestige or extra to their ratings whilst flying Spitfires through the North African and Italian campaigns when many extra aces flew the kind in motion there, although with out making any claims.

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Operation Crusader 1941: Rommel in Retreat (Campaign)

By Ken Ford

Following a lull within the barren region conflict which observed the Germans and British toughen their armies, Rommel abruptly attacked British fortifications with an attack at the northern zone of the British line close to Gazala. Pinning down the British within the north and outflanking the first loose French Brigade, Rommel succeeded in encircling the most British positions, trapping them in what turned often called 'The Cauldron'. With hundreds of thousands of British squaddies killed or taken prisoner, this used to be a devastating defeat for the Allies.

Accompanied by way of modern pictures and maps depicting the move of either armies, Ken Ford offers a masterful research of Rommel, the 'Desert Fox', on the peak of his powers in the course of international warfare II (1939-1945), as he swept the British military again to the location in their ultimate stand at El Alamein.

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Wake Island 1941: A battle to make the gods weep (Campaign)

By Jim Moran

In the course of Wolrd warfare II (1939-1945), at the comparable day that the japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, in addition they introduced air assaults on Wake Island, an American marine and naval base within the Pacific. 3 days later a jap invasion strength stormed the island, yet have been bloodily repulsed via the scratch strength of marines, sailors or even carrier team of workers who defended it. regardless of US makes an attempt to alleviate the island, the japanese introduced a miles higher invasion a couple of weeks later and, regardless of gallant resistance, finally brought on the united states Forces to give up. This ebook tells the total tale of the vicious struggling with on Wake Island, one of many near-legendary 'last stands' made by way of US army forces.

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