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  • The Nazis Knew My Name

    A remarkable story of survival and courage in Auschwitz

    The extraordinarily moving memoir by Australian Slovakian Holocaust survivor Magda Hellinger, who saved an untold number of lives at Auschwitz through everyday acts of courage, kindness and ingenuity.In March 1942, twenty-five-year-old kindergarten teacher Magda Hellinger and nearly a thousand other young Slovakian women were deported to Poland on the second transportation of Jewish people sent to ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Agent Sonya

    Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

    by Ben MacIntyre ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER'His best book yet' The Times'Thrilling . . . Macintyre will have you hooked to her life's every twist and turn' Times / Sunday Times Books of the Year'Macintyre has found a real-life heroine worthy of his gifts as John le Carré's nonfiction counterpart' New York TimesTHE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF WW2'S MOST EXTRAO... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Courtney's War

    An action-packed Courtney Series novel, and the much-anticipated sequel to the global bestseller WAR CRYTorn apart by war, Saffron Courtney and Gerhard von Meerbach are thousands of miles apart, both struggling for their lives.Gerhard - despite his objections to the Nazi regime - is fighting for the Fatherland, hoping to one day have the opportunity to rid Germany of Hitler and his cronies. But as ... Read more

    $14.40 AUD

  • The Happiest Man on Earth

    by Eddie Jaku ...
    WINNER OF THE ABIA BIOGRAPHY OF THE YEAR 2021Life can be beautiful if you make it beautiful. It is up to you.Eddie Jaku always considered himself a German first, a Jew second. He was proud of his country. But all of that changed in November 1938, when he was beaten, arrested and taken to a concentration camp.Over the next seven years, Eddie faced unimaginable horrors every day, first in Buchenwald ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz: Based on an incredible true story

    "The incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.Lale Sokolov is well-dressed, a charmer, a ladies’ man. He is also a Jew. On the first transport from Slovakia to Auschwitz in 1942, Lale immediately stands out to his fellow prisoners. In the camp, he is looked up to, looked out for, and put to work in the privileged position of Tätowierer– the tattooist – to mark ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • The Dressmakers of Auschwitz

    The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive

    'Lucy Adlington tells of the horrors of the Nazi occupation and the concentration camps from a fascinating and original angle. She introduces us to a little known aspect of the period, highlighting the role of clothes in the grimmest of societies imaginable and giving an insight into the women who stayed alive by stitching' - Alexandra Shulman, author of Clothes...and other things that matter'An ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Battle of the Bismarck Sea

    'Readers look for and admire good writers and great writing. They will find it, in spades, in The Battle of the Bismarck Sea.' - The Canberra TimesIn the thick of World War II, during the first week of March 1943, Japan made a final, desperate lunge for control of the South West Pacific. In the ensuing Battle of the Bismarck Sea, a force of land-based Australian and American planes attacked a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Lonely Voyage

    A thrilling coming of age tale in a time of war

    by Max Hennessy ...
    series The By Air, By Land, By Sea Collection #1
    The gripping tale of one boy’s journey into manhood… and towards war.Jess Ferigo, a young man with few prospects other than growing old in the same town he has always known, dreams of a life at sea, much to the ire of his family.Making the tough decision to leave his old life behind, he takes up a position in charge of poaching on a battered trawler, accompanied by Pat Fee and Old Boxer, a wreck ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • A Prince and a Spy

    The most anticipated spy thriller of 2021

    by Rory Clements ...
    In the gripping new spy thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Hitler's Secret, a Cambridge spy must unravel a dangerous mystery that goes all the way to the heart of the Third Reich - and the British Monarchy.'Master of the wartime spy thriller' - FINANCIAL TIMES________________Sweden, 1942 - Two old friends meet. They are cousins. One is Prince George, Duke of Kent,... ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Turning Point

    The Battle for Milne Bay 1942 - Japan's first land defeat in World War II

    The Battle for Milne Bay - Japan's first defeat on land in the Second World War - was a defining moment in the evolution of the indomitable Australian fighting spirit. For the men of the AIF, the militia and the RAAF, it was the turning point in the Pacific, and their finest - though now largely forgotten - hour. Forgotten, until now.In August 1942, Japan's forces were unstoppable. Having ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Week in September

    A story of enduring love from the Burma Railway

    by Peter Rees ...
    Through a precious cache of WWII letters, a story of war is revealed. But also, most movingly, a story of love, resilience and survival, from award-winning and bestselling writer, Peter Rees and Sue Langford..'Profoundly moving ... I don't mind saying I wept at the end, for all the young men lost to war, their widows and children ... a lovely book.' The AustralianDoug Heywood was a teenager when ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Operation Pedestal: The Fleet that Battled to Malta 1942

    by Max Hastings ...
    The Sunday Times bestseller ‘One of the most dramatic forgotten chapters of the war, as told in a new book by the incomparable Max Hastings’ DAILY MAILIn August 1942, beleaguered Malta was within weeks of surrender to the Axis, because its 300,000 people could no longer be fed. Churchill made a personal decision that at all costs, the ‘island fortress’ must be saved. This was not merely a matter ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Hitler's Valkyrie

    The Uncensored Biography of Unity Mitford

    The remarkable and much-loved Mitford family has remained largely unrepentant concerning theirs and particularly Unity’s enthusiastic support of Hitler, the Nazis, Oswald Mosley and British fascism. But having initially encouraged and supported Unity’s affair with Hitler, they subsequently insisted that she had in fact been a rather unintelligent, clumsy lump of a girl, whose virginal relationship ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • The Crew

    The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew

    by David Price ...
    A moving tribute to the sacrifice and bravery of the fliers of RAF Bomber Command.******************************The Crew, based on interviews with Ken Cook, the crew's sole surviving member, recounts the wartime exploits of the members of an Avro Lancaster crew between 1942 and the war's end. Gloucestershire-born bomb aimer Ken Cook, hard-bitten Australian pilot Jim Comans, Navigator Don Bowes, ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • Götterdämmerung - The Last Days of the Wehrmacht in the East

    This fascinating collection of primary source accounts focuses on the combat actions of the Wehrmacht in the final battles of the war. The material is drawn from a variety of wartime sources and encompasses fascinating writings concerning the tactical, operational and strategic aspects of the battle for Berlin. Compiled and edited by Emmy Award winning author and historian Bob Carruthers, this ... Read more

    $4.26 AUD

  • Hurricane

    Victor of the Battle of Britain

    by Leo McKinstry ...
    In the summer of 1940 the fate of Europe hung in the balance. Victory in the forthcoming air battle would mean national survival; defeat would establish German tyranny.The Luftwaffe greatly outnumbered the RAF, but during the Battle of Britain it was the RAF that emerged triumphant, thanks to two key fighter planes, the Spitfire and the Hurricane. The Hurricane made up over half of Fighter Command ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Stalingrad to Kursk

    Triumph of the Red Army

    An acclaimed WWII historian presents a provocative reassessment of the Eastern Front battles that turned the tide against Hitler’s advance.The epic battles fought at Stalingrad and Kursk were pivotal events in the war on the Eastern Front. After the catastrophic failure of the German offensives of 1942 and 1943, the Wehrmacht was forced onto the defensive. Never again would it regain the ... Read more

    $13.19 AUD

  • Barbarossa Derailed. Volume 3

    The Documentary Companion. Tables, Orders and Reports prepared by participating Red Army forces

    Volume 3, the Documentary Companion to Barbarossa Derailed, contains the documentary evidence for the two volumes of narrative. In addition to key Führer Directives issued by Adolf Hitler to provide direction to his forces during the Barbarossa Campaign, as well as vital orders issued by German Army Group Center, this book includes the daily operational summaries of the participating Soviet fronts ... Read more

    $18.25 AUD

  • Enduring the Whirlwind

    The German Army and the Russo-German War 1941-1943

    series Wolverhampton Military Studies
    Despite the best efforts of a number of historians, many aspects of the ferocious struggle between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during the Second World War remain obscure or shrouded in myth. One of the most persistent of these is the notion - largely created by many former members of its own officer corps in the immediate postwar period - that the German Army was a paragon of military ... Read more

    $18.25 AUD

  • The Auschwitz Kommandant

    A Daughter's Search for the Father She Never Knew

    Barbara Cherish’s upbringing in Nazi-occupied Poland was one of relative wealth and comfort. But her father’s senior position in the Nazi Party meant that she and her brothers and sisters lived on a knife edge. In 1943 he became commandant of perhaps the most infamous of all the concentration camps: Auschwitz. The author tells her father’s story with clarity and without judgement, detailing his ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Strange and Obscure Stories of World War II

    Little-Known Tales about the Second World War

    by Don Aines ...
    Here are overlooked or forgotten tales from the world's greatest conflict. These are stories of courage, daring, and stupidity, some of which would challenge the imaginations of Hollywood scriptwriters.Some of the many true tales that author Donald Aines recounts include:• He would never be cast as a dashing war hero, but a cast member of "The Addams Family" television show volunteered for one of ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Gestapo: A History of Hitler's Secret Police 193345

    From its creation in 1933 until Hitler's death in May 1945, anyone living in Nazi-controlled territory lived in fear of a visit from the Gestapo an abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei or secret state police. Young or old, rich or poor, nobody was beyond the attentions of a brutally efficient organization that spread its malign influence into every corner of Europe in the wake of the all ... Read more

    $6.48 AUD

  • Berlin

    The Downfall 1945: The Number One Bestseller

    by Antony Beevor ...
    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ON THE LAST DAYS OF THE THIRD REICH'Recounts, in harrowing detail and with formidable skill, the brutal death-throes of Hitler's Reich at the hands of the rampaging Red Army' Boyd Tonkin, Independent'An irresistibly compelling narrative, of events so terrible that they still have the power to provoke wonder and awe' Adam Sisman, Observer________________... ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • 44 Days

    75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia

    'Brilliantly researched and sympathetically told, 44 DAYS is more than just a fitting tribute to brave but overlooked heroes. It's also a top read.' DAILY TELEGRAPHIn March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD