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The Dieppe Raid
Winston Churchill was under pressure. The Soviets felt that they were fighting the Germans by themselves. Stalin demanded that Britain should open a second front to draw German forces away from the east. Though the advice Churchill received from his staff was that an invasion of France would not be possible for at least another year, the British Prime Minister knew he had to do something to help the Russians.
Two Midshipmen at Gallipoli
This book combines the letters and memoirs of two of the eight young midshipmen who led the assault on W Beach on 25 April 1915. Weaving between them are the writings of Admiral Wemyss, the man in charge of the naval side of the landings and in whose flagship both young men served.
Lemnos & Gallipoli Revealed: A Pictorial History of the Anzacs in the Aegean 1915-16
This book, beautifully produced in a lavish larger format design, tells the important story of the Aegean Island of Lemnos' role in the Gallipoli campaign. A well-researched and fascinating study, the book includes chapters that include Lemnos before the Gallipoli landings, the way it was transformed into a base, the medical aspects, Sarpi Rest Camp, evacuation and the final departure after Gallipoli, except for those that remain buried in one of the island's CWGC cemeteries.
Major & Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches
Already the best-selling English-language guide to the area, universally known as THE BIBLE, this is the 75th anniversary, completely revised, up-to-date, much expanded edition of the DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE D-DAY NORMANDY LANDING BEACHES.
With Winston Churchill at the Front
Following his resignation from the Government after the disastrous Gallipoli campaign, Winston Churchill’s political career stalled. Never one to give in, Churchill was determined to continue fighting the enemy.
The Killing of the Iron Twelve
Why did the Germans brutally and illegally execute a group of British soldiers who had been trapped behind the lines during the retreat to the Marne in 1914? Hedley Malloch, in this gripping and meticulously researched account, vividly describes the fate the soldiers on the run, and of the French civilians who sheltered them. A dramatic and tragic story of escape, betrayals and punishment that also gives a fascinating insight into the soldiers life stories and the mind-set of the German army on the Western Front.
Two Sides of the Same Bad Penny? Gallipoli and the Western Front: A Comparison
In 1915, Great Britain and her Empire found itself engaged at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. Lacking the wherewithal to conduct both campaigns effectively, the year was one of theatre-wide learning and experiential exchange that continued to the armistice.
Three Anzacs from Malta
Three friends... Big dreams... One war that shook their world... The story of three young men who, in their early twenties, leave behind all they hold dear to pursue their dreams for a bigger and brighter future in a faraway land. Educated, charming, and adventurous, they soon settle in their adoptive home, securing steady jobs, forging new friendships, and finding love. But their carefree days end abruptly when the sombre clouds of a global war darken their world.
Nobody of Any Importance
“I feel one can say with some conviction that no man should willingly leave his home to fight, wound, maim or kill other men about whom he knows little and whom he certainly does not hate. When all men refuse to commit such follies the foundations of a true civilisation will have only just started to be laid.” - Sam Sutcliffe, circa 1974
MI5: British Security Service Operations, 1909-1945
MI5 is arguably the most secret and misunderstood of all the British government departments. Its enigmatic title – much more than its proper name, the Security Service – stands in the public mind for the dark world of the secret services in general. In reality it has a very specific brief: counter-intelligence. Its object is to combat espionage and subversion directed against the UK.
This unique collection of letters charts the narrative of the Great War, seen through the eyes of a young Sydney man as he writes regularly to his mother from the camps and battlefields.
The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects
The Anglo-Boer War in 100 Objects brings the victories and the tragedies – and the full extent of the human drama behind this war – to life through 100 iconic artefacts, from a Mafeking siege note helps to the boots of a Boer soldier who died at Spion Kop. The text is interspersed with striking historical images - more than 200 additional objects have been included to help tell the story of a conflict that left an indelible mark on the South African landscape.
Hitler's Paratroopers in Normandy
In June 1944, Allied forces fighting desperately to establish a foothold in Normandy and then breakout of the confining bocage found themselves opposed by a bewildering array of formations of the German Wehrmacht. Among them were the newly formed German II Parachute Corps. This gripping new account examines the exploits of Germanys II Parachute Corps and its commander, Eugen Meindl from the Allied invasion on 6 June to the end of August 1944.