Amy Campbell Library

The Road to Stalingrad (The Third Reich)

"The street to Stalingrad" is a quantity within the Time/Life 3rd Reich sequence. The conflict of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 - 2 February 1943) used to be a tremendous conflict of global conflict II during which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for regulate of town of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) within the south-western Soviet Union. Marked through consistent shut quarters wrestle and direct attacks on civilians by means of air raids, it's the unmarried greatest and bloodiest conflict within the historical past of battle. The heavy losses inflicted at the Wehrmacht make it arguably the main strategically decisive conflict of the entire warfare. It was once a turning aspect within the ecu theatre of worldwide conflict II-the German forces by no means regained the initiative within the East and withdrew an unlimited army strength from the West to interchange their losses.

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Auschwitz

By Léon Poliakov

En 1964, Léon Poliakov présente un recueil de records intitulé Auschwitz. L'ouvrage est le most popular du style en France. L'auteur avait découvert et rassemblé des assets dans le cadre du Centre de documentation juive contemporaine ; elles avaient servi à los angeles délégation française, dont il fut membre, au procès de Nuremberg. motor vehicle l'histoire du génocide en France a longtemps été écrite dans les marges de l. a. communauté juive organisée, ignorée de l'Université, par des autodidactes qui apprirent sur le tas los angeles rigueur de l'écriture de l'histoire. Poliakov était de ces très rares.

Dans cette histoire totale, il conjugue, pionnier, les deux points qui étaient encore mal distingués : Auschwitz, haut lieu du génocide ; Auschwitz, camp de focus où l'on vit, fût-ce d'une vie qui n'est pas une vie. Son awareness à tout rfile nouveau et son extrême discernement le conduisent à intégrer un extrait du témoignage de Primo Levi, passé inaperçu, et à citer, comme representation de los angeles barbarie, le plaidoyer du médecin SS d'Auschwitz, Hans Münch, qui ne sera condamné par l. a. justice française qu'en 2000.
Lecteurs, nous privilégions désormais le neuf qui n'est bien souvent que l. a. redécouverte de l'ancien. Or en histoire il est des 'classiques' que l'on gagne à relire périodiquement. Celui-ci est du nombre.

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1001 Things Everyone Should Know About World War II

By Frank E. Vandiver

For the thousands who need to know extra approximately “The maximum Generation” and the worldwide fight they fought and received, an important paintings of renowned reference.

World battle II used to be the main advanced, geographically wide, and momentous international clash in human history–a topic uniquely fitted to the time-tested formulation of the acclaimed 1001 sequence. From the increase of Hitler and Germany’s army resurgence to Japan’s quit to the U.S., esteemed historian Frank Vandiver provides enormous quantities of key proof concerning the battle that outlined the 20 th century and formed the area to at the present time. prepared chronologically, 1001 issues each person should still learn about global warfare II looks on the battle with a very worldwide point of view, overlaying the entire warring countries and reading not just the an important battlefields but in addition the tactic, the know-how, and the cultural forces that motivated the struggle. proficient, concise, and available, this publication will pride either the uninitiated and the hardcore buff with its distinct and freshly provided details on a struggle we can’t look to–and don’t wish to–forget.

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All-Out for Victory!: Magazine Advertising and the World War II Home Front

By John Bush Jones

Following the assault on Pearl Harbor and the access of the us into global conflict II, many advertisement advertisers and their Madison road advert corporations immediately switched from promoting services and products to promoting the house entrance on how one can help the warfare. advertisements via significant brands showcased how their factories had grew to become to struggle construction, demonstrating their participation within the battle and aiding humans comprehend, for example, that they couldn’t purchase a brand new washer as the corporation was once making munitions. different advertisements helped civilians do something about wartime rationing and shortages via providing recommendation on tips on how to make leftovers tasty, make sneakers final, and hold a automobile in stable operating order. advertisements additionally inspired Victory Gardens, scrap gathering, giving blood, and (most vital) paying for battle Bonds.
In this publication, Jones examines thousands of advertisements from ten large-circulation information and general-interest magazines of the interval. He discusses motivational struggle advertisements, advertisements approximately business and agricultural aid of the struggle, advertisements directed at uplifting the morale of civilians and GIs, and advertisements selling domestic entrance potency, conservation, and volunteerism. Jones additionally comprises advertisements praising ladies in warfare paintings and the defense force and advertisements aimed toward recruiting extra ladies. Taken jointly, conflict advertisements in nationwide magazines did their half to create the most productive domestic entrance attainable as a way to help the struggle attempt.

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US Amphibious Tanks of World War II (New Vanguard)

The appearance of mixed fingers operations in global conflict II created the necessity for specialised armored autos. relating to amphibious assaults, the difficulty arose of ways top to land tanks on a seashore. even if a number of really expert touchdown craft have been built, the Dieppe raid in 1942 inspired the improvement of tanks that may be deployed from additional off-shore to restrict the vulnerability of the LCT craft. The deep-wading apparatus that they constructed used to be first used in the course of Operation Husky on Sicily in July 1943, and as a consequence for Operations Avalanche (Salerno, September 1943), Shingle (Anzio, January 1944) and Overlord (Normandy, June 1944). The US-manufactured DD tanks have been used in the course of Overlord through either US and British forces, and back in 1945 throughout the Rhine crossings. at the beginning, advancements within the Pacific Theater have been break free these in Europe. The Marines discovered from the Tarawa landings in 1943 that unprepared tanks couldn't be adequately landed even in shallow water. DD tanks have been by no means heavily thought of for the Pacific, so different options have been sought. a close learn of specialised US amphibious tanks, this can be a name that would entice these attracted to either Pacific and eu Theaters, modellers and creditors.

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The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era

By Michael J. Neufeld

Introduced by means of the 3rd Reich in past due 1944, the 1st ballistic missile, the V-2, fell on London, Paris, and Antwerp after protecting approximately 200 miles in 5 mins.

The layout and building of this bold and lethal develop in weaponry came about on the German rocket improvement middle at Peenemünde, a distant island off the Baltic Coast.

Now, Michael J. Neufeld supplies the 1st entire and exact account of the tale at the back of one of many maximum engineering feats of global conflict II. At a time whilst rockets have been minor battlefield guns, Germany ushered in a brand new kind of battle that will bequeath an extended legacy of terror to the chilly battle period and a tactical legacy that continues to be crucial at the present time.

Both democracy's and communism's ballistic missile and area courses, in addition to the SCUD and Patriot missiles of the Gulf conflict, started within the carrier of the Nazi country.

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Night (Night)

By Elie Wiesel

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Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, awful, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as within the Nazi loss of life camps. This new translation by means of Marion Wiesel, Elie's spouse and widespread translator, provides this seminal memoir within the language and spirit truest to the author's unique purpose. And in a noticeable new preface, Elie displays at the enduring significance of evening and his lifelong, passionate commitment to making sure that the realm by no means forgets man's ability for inhumanity to man.

Night bargains even more than a litany of the day-by-day terrors, daily perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it additionally eloquently addresses a number of the philosophical in addition to own questions implicit in any severe attention of what the Holocaust was once, what it intended, and what its legacy is and should be.

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1940 Et si la France avait continué la guerre...

By Jacques Sapir

Et si l. a. France avait continué los angeles guerre en juin 1940 ? Et si le gouvernement français avait continué los angeles lutte contre l’Allemagne hitlérienne depuis l’Afrique du Nord ?

Telles sont les questions posées par cet essai où l’histoire rencontre l. a. fiction à travers une oeuvre romanesque haletante et poignante.

Ainsi prend forme une façon entièrement novatrice de relire et d’étudier l’histoire de l’année 1940, dans tous ses features : politique, économique, diplomatique et stratégique. Une replacement aux journées tragiques de juin à décembre 1940 se dessine alors, le contraste entre le attainable et le réel n’ayant qu’un seul yet : montrer que l. a. décision de demander un armistice n’était en rien inéluctable.

Voici le récit d’une histoire qui n’a pas été, mais qui aurait pu être.

« Un récit maîtrisé et plein de suspense, un exercice intellectuel stimulant ponctué de characteristics d’humour. » L’Express
« Une ‘‘uchronie” aussi sérieuse qu’excitante.
» Libération

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The Pacific

By Hugh Ambrose

The New York Times bestselling reputable better half publication to the Emmy(r) Award-winning HBO(r) miniseries.

Between America's retreat from China in overdue November 1941 and the second basic MacArthur's plane touched down at the eastern mainland in August of 1945, 5 males hooked up through happenstance fought the major battles of the struggle opposed to Japan. From the debacle in Bataan, to the miracle at halfway and the relentless vortex of Guadalcanal, their solemn oaths to their nation later led one to the good Marianas Turkey Shoot and the others to the coral strongholds of Peleliu, the black terraces of Iwo Jima and the killing fields of Okinawa, till at final the survivors loved a successful, but uneasy, go back home.

In The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose specializes in the real-life tales of 5 males who positioned their lives at the line for our state. To deepen the tale printed within the HBO(r) miniseries and transcend it, the publication dares to chart an outstanding ocean of enmity often called the Pacific and the courageous males who fought.

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