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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944

Auteur: Rick Atkinson

Taal: engels

In An Army at Dawn—winner of the Pulitzer Prize—Rick Atkinson provided an authoritative history of the Allied triumph in North Africa during World War II. Now, in The Day of Battle, he follows the strengthening American and British armies as they invade Sicily in July 1943 and then, mile by bloody mile, fight their way north toward Rome. The decision to invade the so-called soft underbelly of Europe was controversial, but, once under way, the commitment to liberate Italy from the Nazis never wavered. The battles at Salerno, Anzio, the Rapido River, and Monte Cassino were particularly lethal, yet as the months passed, the Allied forces continued to drive the Germans up the Italian peninsula. Led by Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark, one of the war's most complex commanders, American officers and soldiers became increasingly proficient. And, with the liberation of Rome in June 1944, ultimate victory at last began to seem inevitable. Drawing on a wide array of primary source material, written with great drama and flair, The Day of Battle is a masterly account of one of history's most compelling military campaigns.

The First World War in photographs

Auteur: Richard Holmes

It was the war to end all wars, a conflict without precedent in which millions died and millions more were injured. It was also one of the first wars from which we have a comprehensive photographic record. Using many unseen images from the archives of the Imperial War Museum in London. The First World War in Photographs presents the conflict in all its appalling and intensely moving detail — the patriotism and innocence of the young men and women who volunteered for their countries, the futility of trench warfare onrthe Western Front, thesea battles in oceans around the globe, the terror of gas and mechanized weaponry, and the ultimate sacrifice of a generation.

Written by leading military historian Richard Holmes, who was also the author of the companion volume The Second World War In Photographs, and containing 400 photographs from the Imperial War Museum’s collection, this Is a remarkable and unforgettable record of the horror that was the First world War.

The Korean War

Auteur: Goldstein
The story and the photographs

This compelling photographic history examines the war in its entirety, from its causes and protagonists to the strategies, weapons and battles. Goldstein and Maihafer have collected more than 450 vivid photographs, many never before seen by the general public. Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Korean conflict, The Korean War remembers the experience of the American fighting man in the forgotten war.

Taal: engels

The Man Who Invented the Third Reich

Auteur: Stan Laurssyn

A prolific writer, historian, critic, translator and publisher, Arthur Moeller van den Bruck was the quintessential Bohemian fin-de-siecle artist. In the turbulent years which followed the end of World War I, he became politically active and was soon considered to be the leader of the young conservative revolutionaries in Weimar Germany.;Van den Bruck expressed his ideas for a German authoritarian state in his major work "Das Dritte Reich" (The Third Reich), first published in 1923. Adolf Hitler, the charismatic leader of the then litle-known National Socialist German Workers' Party, whom van den Bruck had met the same year, was profoundly influenced by these ideas and regarded himself as the activist who could implement them. When Hitler and the Nazis swept to power in 1933, van den Bruck realized Hitler had become the personification of the violent dynamism recommended in "Das Dritte Reich" and he foresaw the horrors to come. Van den Bruck saw no way out other than suicide.;In this biography, the author offers an insight into the life of van den Bruck and of the political and artistic whirlpools of Weimar Germany in which he lived.

The Second World War In photographs

Auteur: Richard Holmes

THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN PHOTOGRAPHS distills the very best Of the Imperial War Museum’s remarkable and vast photographic collection. This outstanding book features many unseen images of the war, covering all theatres of operation and including the work of such renowned photographers as Cecil Beaton and Bill Brandt.

In unprecedented and devastating detail, The Second World War in Photographs illustrates the story of a conflict that shaped all our lives. It was fought on every continent and in every ocean, and changed many of the boundaries on the world map. Many of the events shown — the scuttling of the Graf Spee, Dunkirk or the D-Day Landings — are scenes with which we are so familiar they are ingrained on our consciousness. However, this book goes beyond the familiar, :resenting images that have been rarely, if ever, seen. The Second World War in Photographs is a stunning testament to the personal sacrifice and heroism of the men and women who experienced the war.

Taal: engels

The world war I Album

Auteur: Ross Burns

Whether in the mud of the trenches, the icy waters of the North Sea, or the blistering heat of the Middle East, millions of men fought in World War I, the first truly global conflict in the history of mankind.

Between 1914 and 1918, a new type of warfare was established and many new weapons - tanks, aircrafts and gas, for example - were introduced that would forever change the face of battle. Combining over 500 paintings, maps, and both colour and every camapain of the conflict in an authorative and revealing way, and is a fitting tribute to those who fought in this terrible struggle.

To end a war

Auteur: Richard Holbrooke

The architect of the Dayton peace accords recounts the perilous diplomatic negotiations that finally brought peace to Bosnia.

Taal: engels

To the Bitter End, 1942-45 v. 2: The Diaries of Victor Klemperer, 1942-45

Auteur: Victor Klemperer

The second volume of the diaries of Victor Klemperer, a Jew in Dresden who survived the war and whose diaries between 1933 and 1945 have been hailed as one of the most important chronicles of Nazi Germany ever published. A publishing sensation in Germany (where they have sold over 100,000 copies at GBP45), the publication of Victor Klemperer's diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. The son of a rabbi, Klemperer was by 1933 a professor of languages in Dresden. Over the next decade he, like other German Jews, lost his job, his house and many of his friends, even his cat, as Jews were not allowed to own pets. He remained loyal to his country, determined not to emigrate, and convinced that each successive Nazi act against the Jews must be the last. Saved for much of the war from the Holocaust by his marriage to a gentile, he was able to escape in the aftermath of the Allied bombing of Dresden and survived the remaining months of the war in hiding. Throughout, Klemperer kept a diary, for a Jew in Nazi Germany a daring act in itself. Shocking and moving by turns, it is a remarkable and important document, as powerful and astonishing in its way as Anne Frank's classic. The second volume of two, this covers the period from the beginnings of the Holocaust to the end of the war, telling the story of Klemperer's increasing isolation, his near miraculous survival, his awareness of the development of the growing Holocaust as friends and associates disappeared, and his narrow escapes from deportation and the Dresden firebombing in 1945.

Taal: engels