Amy Campbell Library

German Commerce Raider vs British Cruiser: The Atlantic & The Pacific 1941 (Duel)

By Robert Forczyk

In the course of international battle II, the Kriegsmarine armed a couple of service provider vessels with hid weapons and torpedo tubes for shock assaults opposed to Allied delivery. To counter this lethal danger, the Royal military hired cruisers and their intelligence-gathering equipment to discover and smash the disguised German trade raiders. This Duel name covers the lethal video game of cat and mouse, fought by way of those floor vessels in the course of international battle II.

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Eastern Approaches (Penguin World War II Collection)

Fitztroy Maclean was once one of many real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia sooner than the conflict, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There he specialized in hair-raising commando raids at the back of enemy strains, together with the bold and outrageous kidnapping of the German Consul in Axis-controlled Iraq. Maclean's remarkable adventures within the Western barren region and later struggling with along Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia are blistering studying and express what it took to be a British hero who broke the mildew . . .

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Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

By John W. Dower

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 nationwide e-book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim e-book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's remarkable exam of Japan within the quick, shattering aftermath of global warfare II.

Drawing on an unlimited variety of eastern resources and illustrated with dozens of fantastic documentary images, Embracing Defeat is the fullest and most crucial heritage of the greater than six years of yankee career, which affected each point of eastern society, usually in methods neither facet may possibly count on. Dower, whom Stephen E. Ambrose has referred to as "America's premier historian of the second one global struggle within the Pacific," supplies us the wealthy and turbulent interaction among West and East, the victor and the vanquished, in a fashion by no means prior to tried, from top-level manipulations about the destiny of Emperor Hirohito to the hopes and fears of fellows and girls in each stroll of lifestyles. Already considered as the benchmark in its box, Embracing Defeat is a piece of mammoth scholarship and heritage of the first actual order. John W. Dower is the Elting E. Morison Professor of background on the Massachusetts Institute of expertise. he's a winner of the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award for War with no Mercy. seventy five illustrations and map

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The Hidden Life of Otto Frank

By Carol Ann Lee

In this definitive new biography, Carol Ann Lee presents the reply to at least one of the main heartbreaking questions of contemporary occasions: Who betrayed Anne Frank and her family members to the Nazis? Probing this startling act of treachery, Lee brings to mild by no means earlier than documented information regarding Otto Frank and the person who might declare accountability -- revealing a terrifying dating that lasted till the day Frank died. dependent upon impeccable learn into infrequent files and packed with excerpts from the key magazine that Frank stored from the day of his liberation till his go back to the key Annex in 1945, this landmark biography ultimately brings into concentration the lifetime of a little-understood guy -- whose tale illuminates one of the most harrowing and noteworthy occasions of the final century.

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2nd Armored Division: "Hell on Wheels" (Spearhead 10)

By Steven Smith

Spearhead sequence; This sequence appears on the innovative of conflict, and offers completely with devices in a position to working independently within the leading edge of conflict. every one quantity within the sequence examines the selected unit's origins and historical past, its enterprise and order of conflict, its conflict heritage theatre by way of theatre, its insignia and markings. additionally coated are biographies of an important commanders of every unit. every one name ends with an evaluate of unit effectiveness - as obvious through the unit itself, by means of its rivals and within the gentle of more moderen ancient learn. The books additionally contain an in depth reference part with a serious biography, an inventory of suitable museums and websites, plus information regarding re-enactment teams and memoriais. US 2d Armored department; the united states 2d 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 2d Armored first observed motion in North Africa, touchdown at Casablanca, eight November 1942, and later playing the combating at Bela, Tunisia, however the department as entire didn't input wrestle until eventually the invasion of Sicily, the place it played good. After the Sicillan crusade, the department knowledgeable in England for the invasion of Normandy, touchdown on D+3, and going into motion close to Carentan; it will move directly to play an important function within the Falaise hole battles, accordingly racing throughout France via Balgium and into Germany at Schimmert on 18 September 1944. The department additionally performed a tremendous function throughout the Ardennes offensive, blunting the German 5th Panzer Army's penetration of yankee traces and happening to minimize the Bulge in January. The second crossed the Rhine on 27 March and was once the 1st US department to arrive the Elbe at Schonebeck on eleven April.

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Japanese Tanks 1939-45 (New Vanguard)

Contrary to renowned trust, the japanese military greatly hired tanks in the Pacific theater of battle. This identify information their key function within the conquests of Singapore and Malaya, in addition to their later use in Burma, Saipan, and the Philippines, together with within the amphibious attack of Corregidor. Tank improvement succeeded opposed to the percentages, with the programme frequently overlooked to pursue the better precedence of warship improvement. Their use within the so much tough of terrain is a testomony to their ingenuity.

Steven J Zaloga's booklet deals an extraordinary perception right into a mostly ignored topic and is wealthy with pictures and paintings, supplying an excellent source for the development and layout of those attention-grabbing tanks.

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Pack of Thieves: How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and Committed the Greatest Theft in History

By Richard Z. Chesnoff

It was once the biggest geared up theft in historical past: the systematic looting of Europe's Jews by way of the Nazis, in cooperation with many of the international locations in Europe?Axis, Allied, and impartial. Award--winning journalist Richard Z. Chesnoff, one of many first newshounds to wreck the tale that Swiss banks had hoarded the resources of Holocaust sufferers, traveled to 14 nations to investigate this heartbreaking, compelling tale of human greed. via particular interviews and knowledge from hitherto labeled documents, Chesnoff tells a sad story, the monstrous scope of that is basically starting to be recognized. Revealing new information that many would like remained mystery, Pack of Thieves describes the detective paintings used to track Holocaust resources that remain hidden contained in the monetary platforms of such Allied countries as France and the Netherlands. bold, insightful, and useful, Pack of Thieves is without delay a desirable piece of investigative journalism and an enraging account of 1 of history's maximum crimes.

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Kalkulierte Morde: die deutsche Wirtschafts- und Vernichtungspolitik in Weissrussland 1941 bis 1944

By Christian Gerlach

Nach drei Jahren deutscher Besatzung Weißrußlands (1941 bis 1944) battle nichts mehr wie zuvor. Nahezu 1,7 von zehn Millionen Einwohnern waren ermordet, speedy 400000 als Zwangsarbeiter verschleppt worden. Der Terror richtete sich gegen sowjetische Kriegsgefangene, Juden, Intelligenzler«, Bauern, Kinder, Geisteskranke, Sinti und Roma, vermeintliche Partisanen und Hungerflüchtlinge. Die Städte des Landes waren zum Großteil in Ruinenfelder verwandelt, drei Millionen Menschen waren obdachlos. Die industrielle Kapazität tendierte gegen Null, und der Viehbestand struggle um eighty Prozent gesunken. Weißrußland schien speedy ausgelöscht. Der Historiker Christian Gerlach hat sich dieser bisher nur bruchstückhaft aufgearbeiteten Besatzungsgeschichte in einer monumentalen Studie angenommen. Auf breiter Quellenbasis gibt seine Darstellung tiefe Einblicke in die Praxis der Vernichtung. Erstmals wird in dieser Arbeit für ein Territorium die Vernichtungspolitik gegenüber allen betroffenen Bevölkerungsgruppen gleichermaßen untersucht und der Zusammenhang mit militärischen, wirtschaftlichen und politischen Zielen und Handlungen umfassend analysiert. Die praktische Zusammenarbeit zwischen Organen und Akteuren verschiedener Ebenen, von Reichsministerien, SS, Wehrmacht, Zivilverwaltungen, Wirtschaftsgesellschaften und einheimischer Hilfspolizei wird eindrucksvoll belegt. Trotz Rivalitäten unter den beteiligten Institutionen blieb eine gemeinsame Strategie des Terrors bestimmend, die vor allem auf der untersten Handlungsebene effektiv und in einer für die Opfer unheilvollen Weise funktionierte. Sie ging aus von der Umsetzung des Plans, Millionen Zivilisten und Kriegsgefangene in der Sowjetunion verhungern zu lassen. Dabei zeigt sich: Zwischen Wirtschaftsinteressen und Massenmord bestanden bisher unbekannte Verbindungen.

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The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45

By Stephen E. Ambrose

Stephen E. Ambrose, acclaimed writer of Band of Brothers and Undaunted Courage, consists of us alongside within the crowded and unsafe B-24s as their crews fought to break the German struggle computing device in the course of global battle II.

The younger males who flew the B-24s over Germany in international battle II fought opposed to bad odds, and, in The Wild Blue, Ambrose recounts their awesome heroism, ability, bold, and comradeship with vibrant aspect and affection.

Ambrose describes how the military Air Forces recruited, expert, and chosen the elite few who may adopt the main challenging and unsafe jobs within the struggle. those are the boys—turned pilots, bombardiers, navigators, and gunners of the B-24s—who suffered over fifty percentage casualties.

With his outstanding reward for bringing alive the motion and rigidity of wrestle, Ambrose contains us alongside within the crowded, uncomfortable, and hazardous B-24s as their crews fought to the loss of life via thick black smoke and lethal flak to arrive their objectives and wreck the German battle computer. Twenty-two-year-old George McGovern, who used to be to develop into a usa senator and a presidential candidate, flew thirty-five wrestle missions (all the military may enable) and gained the prestigious Flying move. We meet him and his friends, his co-pilot killed in motion, and crews of alternative planes. Many went down in flames.

As Band of Brothers and Citizen Soldiers portrayed the bravery and supreme victory of the yank infantrymen from Normandy directly to Germany, The Wild Blue illustrates the large contribution that those younger males of the military Air Forces made to the Allied victory.

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