372 Results
372 Results
Manstein Hitler's greatest general —Melvin, Mungo.
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2015

Biography of German field marshal Erich von Manstein (1887-1973) traces his Prussian background and rise in the ranks of the armed services. Details Manstein's leadership on the eastern front against the U.S.S.R. during ...

In for a penny, in for a pound the adventures and misadventures of a wireless operator in bomber command —Hewer, Howard.
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2002

In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. He was not to be a pilot, but he would ...

Into that darkness from mercy killing to mass murder —Sereny, Gitta.
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2011

Franz Stangl was one of only four men to command Nazi extermination (as opposed to concentration) camps. This text is an investigation into this man's mind and the influences which shaped him. Stangl was found guilty of ...

Slow march to a regiment —Ross, Alexander M., 1916-
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2012

The author uses diaries and letters to describe growing up in Southwestern Ontario in the first part of the 20th century, and his experiences during World War II. 1993.

Both my legs the love song of Howard Lovell —Hemsworth, Wade, 1965-
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2012

Howard "Babe" Lovell was a gunner in the Royal Canadian Field Artillery when he lost both of his legs in an artillery attack in Italy during World War II. This biography, written by his grandson, illustrates Babe's warti...

Rickenbacker —Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973.
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2011

The colourful career of the American aviator included winning the Congressional Medal of Honour and the Croix de Guerre during World War I, and drifting for 27 days on the Pacific after a plane crash in World War II. 196...

Kids of Kabul living bravely through a never-ending war —Ellis, Deborah, 1960-
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2012

What has happened to Afghanistan's children since the fall of the Taliban in 2001? In 2011, Deborah Ellis went to Kabul to find out. She interviewed children who spoke about their lives now. They are still living in a co...

Flags of our fathers —Bradley, James, 1954-
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2007

Recounts the story of the six young Marines who raised the flag at Iwo Jima during fierce combat on the obscure Japanese-held island in 1945. Author Bradley, the son of one of the soldiers, recreates his father's experie...

I only joined for the hat redoubtable Wrens at war : their trials, tribulations and triumphs —Lamb, Christina.
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2009

In 1939, before compulsory call-up, Christian Lamb felt she had to 'do her bit' for the war effort. Her comfortable life was about to be turned upside down. With her naval background, the WRNS was the obvious choice - wi...

Return with honor —O'Grady, Scott.
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2012

Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady prepared for his Deny Flight mission over Bosnia as usual on June 2, 1995. But several hours later, his plane was hit by an antiaircraft missile, and his day became anything but usual. As ...

Knife fights a memoir of modern war in theory and practice —Nagl, John A., 1966-
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2014

An influential Army officer traces the Gulf War experiences that shaped his perspectives on the changing nature of conventional combat and his views about terrorism, citing his role in co-authoring the military's new cou...

Germany, Hitler, and World War II essays in modern German and world history —Weinberg, Gerhard L.
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2012

Weinberg, who helped microfilm captured German records and has written numerous studies on World War II, documents Hitler's plans in starting the war. The German leadership, Weinberg asserts, intended to conquer Europe a...

Forgotten voices of the Great War a new history of WWI in the words of the men and women who were there —Arthur, Max.
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2009

In 1972 the Imperial War Museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary veterans and survivors of the First World War and interviewing them in detail about their experiences. The Imperial War Museum Sound Archi...

The souvenir a daughter discovers her father's war —Steinman, Louise.
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2014

Among her late parents' belongings, Steinman discovers a rusty ammo box holding almost five hundred letters written by her father during his service in World War II. It also contains a silk Japanese flag inscribed to Yos...

Elsie and Mairi go to war two extraordinary women on the Western Front —Atkinson, Diane.
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2011

Elsie Knocker, 30, a divorced mother of one, and Mairi Gooden-Chisholm, an upper-class Scottish teenager, found their calling in Pervyse, Belgium during World War I. They drove packed frontline ambulances and nursed woun...

Rainbow's end a memoir of childhood, war and an African farm —St. John, Lauren, 1966-
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2014

In the 1970's, St. John lived on a Rhodesian farm that should have been paradise. But the spectre of war hung over the land, filling every day with peril and uncertainty. 2007.

Hannah Szenes a song of light —Schur, Maxine.
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2012

In 1939, Hannah Szenes left anti-semitic Hungary for a new life in Palestine. In 1943, she parachuted back into Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia to save the lives of other Jews. Grades 5-8. 1986.

Lee considered General Robert E. Lee and Civil War history —Nolan, Alan T.
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2014

An historian and lawyer states that the traditional image of this Confederate general bears a closer look. Nolan, presenting his case like courtroom evidence, argues that, contrary to prevailing opinion, Lee opposed neit...

Tant que dure le jour —Travers, Susan, 1909-2003.
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2017

March forth the inspiring true story of a Canadian soldier's journey of love, hope and survival —Greene, Trevor.
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2012

2006. Trevor Greene, a journalist and a reservist in the Canadian Army, was at a meeting with village elders in Afghanistan when a teenage boy under the influence of the Taliban swung an axe into his skull. After years o...

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