Category: World War 2

  • Download E-books The Windmill Girls PDF

    By Kay Brellend

    A compelling wartime drama from the writer of the road, excellent for fanatics of Pam Weaver and Kitty Neale. The Windmill Theatre used to be essentially the most recognized golf equipment of the 20 th century. Its heyday was once in the course of WWII whilst it famously 'never closed' and it grew to become well-known for its 'tasteful' nude performances. sunrise is a good looking and feisty blonde. wasting her activity as a chambermaid, she is going to paintings as a dancer on the Windmill Theatre. regardless of refusing to seem on degree bare, sunrise is taken on and shortly will get a glimpse of London's darkish and seductive underbelly. She meets Olive, Renee and Rosie, ladies all with their very own secrets and techniques to endure. each one of them may be need to draw on their braveness to outlive, not only Hitler and his bombs, yet by means of the lifestyles they've got selected and the boys that they can not escape...
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  • Download E-books The Heart Has Reasons: Dutch Rescuers of Jewish Children During the Holocaust PDF

    By Mark Klempner

    Up to date second edition!

    "You cannot allow humans be taken care of in an inhuman means round you....Otherwise you begin to turn into inhuman." So announces rescuer Hetty Voûte during this up-to-date variation of the guts Has purposes, an acclaimed old account that gives an in-depth inspect the hearts and minds of the Holocaust rescuers and explores the that means that their lives and deeds have for us at the present time. separately or in small "humanitarian cells," the 10 Dutch humans profiled in those pages kept the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jewish teenagers through the Nazi career of Holland. How did they do what they did-and why did they danger every little thing to do it? even though their notable stories of rescue range enormously, the integrity of the rescuers doesn't. therefore those narratives offer not just a window at the previous yet a imaginative and prescient for the long run. Framed by means of Klempner's personal quest for which means, the rescuers' phrases resonate throughout generations, delivering undying perception into how humans of sense of right and wrong can navigate ethically in an more and more advanced international.
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  • Download E-books Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin PDF

    By Timothy Snyder

    Americans name the second one international warfare “The solid War.” yet prior to it even begun, America’s wartime best friend Josef Stalin had killed hundreds of thousands of his personal citizens—and saved killing them in the course of and after the conflict. earlier than Hitler used to be ultimately defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and approximately as many different Europeans. At war’s finish, either the German and the Soviet killing websites fell in the back of the iron curtain, leaving the background of mass killing in darkness.

    Bloodlands is a brand new type of ecu background, offering the mass murders devoted by means of the Nazi and Stalinist regimes as points of a unmarried background, within the time and position the place they happened: among Germany and Russia, while Hitler and Stalin either held energy. Assiduously researched, deeply humane, and totally definitive, Bloodlands might be required studying for an individual trying to comprehend the critical tragedy of contemporary history.

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  • Download E-books Hitler's Armies: A history of the German War Machine 1939-45 (General Military) PDF

    The definitive paintings on Hitler's conflict computer, charting its evolution from the bold strength which gained lovely victories through the Blitzkrieg in 1940, to the demanding campaigns it fought within the deserts of North Africa and the frozen wastelands of the Soviet Union to the eventual retreat to the homeland itself. Drawing upon Osprey Publishing's distinctive archive, this quantity expertly weaves jointly the tale of the improvement and deployment of Hitler's armies displayed along a gorgeous choice of unique art and images to teach the uniform and gear of a number of the land forces.
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  • Download E-books The Generals: Patton, MacArthur, Marshall, and the Winning of World War II PDF

    By Winston Groom

    Celebrated historian Winston Groom tells the intertwined and uniquely American stories of George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and George Marshall - from the realm conflict I conflict that formed them to their maximum victory: major the allies to victory in global warfare II. These 3 striking men-of-arms who rose from the grotesque hell of the 1st global struggle to develop into the best generals in their new release in the course of global struggle II redefined America's principles of army management and taken forth a brand new iteration of yank soldier. Their efforts printed to the area the grit and resolution that may turn into synonymous with the US within the post-war years.
    packed with novel-worthy twists and turns, and set opposed to the backdrop of the main dramatic moments of the 20th century, The Generals is a robust, action-packed booklet full of superb surprises and insights into the lives of America's such a lot celebrated warriors.
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  • Download E-books Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government PDF

    By M. Stanton Evans

    The first thorough exam of the stunning infiltration of Stalin’s Soviet intelligence networks by way of contributors of the yank executive in the course of WWII. 

    Until now, many sinister occasions that transpired within the conflict of the world’s superpowers on the shut of worldwide battle II and the consequent chilly battle period were neglected, distorted, and stored hidden from the general public. via a meticulous exam of basic resources and disclosure of previously mystery files, this riveting account of the frequent infiltration of the government by means of Stalin’s “agents of impact” and the wear and tear they inflicted will surprise readers.

    Focusing at the wartime meetings of Teheran and Yalta, veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans and intelligence professional Herbert Romerstein, the previous head of the U.S. place of work to Counter Soviet Disinformation, draw upon years of analysis and a meticulous exam of basic resources to track the giant deception that stored Stalin’s henchmen at the federal payroll and sabotaged coverage in a foreign country in desire of the Soviet Union. whereas FDR’s well-being and psychological capacities weakened, aides akin to Lauchlin Currie and Harry Hopkins exerted pro-Red effect on U.S. policy—leading to giant breaches of inner safety and the betrayal of free-world pursuits. besides revealing the level to which the Soviet hazard used to be obfuscated or denied, this in-depth research exposes the rigging of no less than grand juries and the following multilayered cover-up to guard those that enable the infiltration occur. numerous officers of the Roosevelt and Truman administrations grew to become a blind eye to the penetration challenge. The files and evidence offered during this completely researched exposé indict in historic retrospect the folks answerable for those corruptions of justice.
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  • Download E-books 2nd Armored Division: "Hell on Wheels" (Spearhead 10) PDF

    By Steven Smith

    Spearhead sequence; This sequence appears to be like on the innovative of battle, and offers solely with devices able to working independently within the vanguard of conflict. every one quantity within the sequence examines the selected unit's origins and historical past, its agency and order of conflict, its conflict historical past theatre by means of theatre, its insignia and markings. additionally coated are biographies of crucial commanders of every unit. every one identify ends with an review of unit effectiveness - as visible via the unit itself, by way of its rivals and within the gentle of more moderen historic learn. The books additionally comprise a close reference part with a severe biography, a list of appropriate museums and websites, plus information regarding re-enactment teams and memoriais. US 2d Armored department; the U.S. second Armored department, nicknamed 'Hell on Wheels', fought with contrast within the ecu Theatre of Operations and was once the 1st US department to arrive the Elbe and to go into Berlin. It was once commanded via the charismatic Major-General George S Patton Jr from January 1941 to February 1942. components of second Armored first observed motion in North Africa, touchdown at Casablanca, eight November 1942, and later enjoying the struggling with at Bela, Tunisia, however the department as entire didn't input wrestle till the invasion of Sicily, the place it played good. After the Sicillan crusade, the department educated in England for the invasion of Normandy, touchdown on D+3, and going into motion close to Carentan; it is going to pass directly to play an important position within the Falaise hole battles, for that reason racing throughout France via Balgium and into Germany at Schimmert on 18 September 1944. The department additionally performed a major position throughout the Ardennes offensive, blunting the German 5th Panzer Army's penetration of yankee traces and occurring to minimize the Bulge in January. The second crossed the Rhine on 27 March and used to be the 1st US department to arrive the Elbe at Schonebeck on eleven April.
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  • Download E-books Saving Hitler (Maddox Book 3) PDF

    By Jack Hayes

    For Captain Maddox, it will likely be the strangest undertaking of an extended and difficult war.

    Not killing Hitler...but saving him.

    Poor overall healthiness has compelled Maddox into retirement after a chain missions that might have comprehensive off lesser males.

    He thinks his struggle is over.

    Then significant Lyle turns up at his door with one final activity.

    The Allies are looking to trap considered one of Hitler's many doubles - a guy who he believes possesses very important info that can shorten the war.

    But why do they wish Maddox for this strike?

    Lyle isn't really asserting.

    After assembling a joint British-American staff, they plan to assault the Nazi fortress the place the fellow they wish is located.

    But Maddox can experience anything is inaccurate. not anything is going how it was once planned.

    It appears to be like that Lyle has a mystery time table.

    Soon Maddox's suspicions are proven while somebody at the project starts off slowly killing off the workforce one via one…

    And Maddox is plunged into one of many War's darkest episodes - the place associates turn into enemies and enemies associates.

    Will he store Hitler? Or his personal skin...

    'Saving Hitler' is the 3rd within the full-throttle WWII experience Maddox sequence. it's excellent for fanatics of Jack Higgins and Alistair MacLean.

    'An explosive motion mystery that throws new gentle on WWII'.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling writer of 'The Dante Conspiracy'.

    Jack Hayes is an writer and journalist dwelling in London. His books contain the best-selling ‘Candleburn’, 'Blood purple Sea', 'Overtime' and 'Dead guy Rising'.

    Endeavour Press is the UK's best self sufficient writer of electronic books.
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  • Download E-books Bombs on Aunt Dainty PDF

    By Judith Kerr

    In part autobiographical, this can be the second one name in Judith Kerr’s the world over acclaimed trilogy of books following the lifetime of Anna via war-torn Germany, to London in the course of the Blitz and her go back to Berlin to find the past…

    It is tough adequate being in London in the course of the Blitz, discovering your self in love and pondering each evening no matter if you are going to continue to exist the bombs. however it is even more durable for Anna, who's nonetheless formally categorised as an “enemy alien”. these bombs are coming from Germany – the rustic that used to be her personal. If Hitler invades, can she and her loved refugee relations probably survive?

    This was once formerly released because the wrong way around.
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  • Download E-books The Eichmann Trial (Jewish Encounters Series) PDF

    By Deborah E. Lipstadt

    ***NATIONAL JEWISH e-book AWARD FINALIST (2012)***

    Part of the Jewish come across series

    The trap of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann through Israeli brokers in Argentina in could of 1960 and his next trial in Jerusalem through an Israeli courtroom electrified the area. the general public debate it sparked on the place, how, and by means of whom Nazi battle criminals can be dropped at justice, and the overseas media assurance of the trial itself, used to be a watershed second in how the civilized international typically and Holocaust survivors specifically came across the skill to accommodate the legacy of genocide on a scale that had by no means been obvious before.
    Award-winning historian Deborah E. Lipstadt supplies us an summary of the trial and analyzes the dramatic impact that the survivors’ court testimony—which was once itself now not with out controversy—had on a global that had till then usually honored the Holocaust yet by no means absolutely understood what the hundreds of thousands who died and the loads of millions who controlled to outlive had truly experienced.
    As the realm keeps to confront the continuing fact of genocide and give some thought to the destiny of these who continue to exist it, this trial of the century, which has develop into a touchstone for judicial court cases during the international, bargains a criminal, ethical, and political framework for coming to phrases with unfathomable evil. Lipstadt infuses a gripping narrative with ancient viewpoint and modern urgency.

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