Spectator in Hell: A British Soldier's Story of Imprisonment by Colin Rushton

By Colin Rushton

In 1942 the younger soldier Arthur Dodd used to be taken prisoner by means of the German military and transported to Oswiecim in Polish top Silesia. The German identify for where was once 'Auschwitz': a reputation now synonymous with man's darkest hour. Auschwitz-Birkenau, the main notorious German death-camp of the second one global conflict, functioned for the incarceration and extermination of these that the 3rd Reich deemed "undesirables": Jews, homosexuals, Communists. what's much less recognized is that it was once the destiny of hundreds of thousands of British POWs to discover it their criminal, and to behold the atrocities meted out through Hitler's SS. this is often the real tale of 1 of these witnesses. compelled to do demanding labour, starved and savagely crushed, Arthur notion his lifestyles could result in Auschwitz. decided to head down combating, he sabotaged Nazi business paintings, risked his lifestyles to relieve the anguish of the Jewish prisoners, and aided a partisan team making plans a mass break-out.

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They Used Dark Forces (Gregory Sallust, Book 8) by Dennis Wheatley

By Dennis Wheatley

It truly is 1943, international struggle II, and undercover agent Gregory Sallust is parachuted into Nazi Germany. within the corporation of an ex-Bolshevik normal named Stefan Kuporovitch, the 2 of them sign up for forces with the widow of a German diplomat who's involved with Allied Intelligence. it truly is via her that Gregory turns into unwillingly concerned with a Black Magician and while, 16 months later, they meet back, each one makes a decision to exploit occult forces in an try to break Hitler as soon as and for all...

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Guignol's band I – Guignol's band II (Le pont de Londres) by Louis-Ferdinand Céline

By Louis-Ferdinand Céline

On est parti dans l. a. vie avec les conseils des mom and dad. Ils n'ont pas tenu devant l'existence. On est tombé dans les salades qu'étaient plus affreuses l'une que l'autre. On est sorti comme on a pu de ces conflagrations funestes, plutôt de traviole, tout crabe baveux, à reculons, pattes en moins. On s'est bien marré quelques fois, faut être juste, même avec l. a. merde, mais toujours en proie d'inquiétudes que les vacheries recommenceraient... Et toujours elles ont recommencé... Rappelons-nous !

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Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC-1000 by Raffaele D'Amato

By Raffaele D'Amato

This identify beneficial properties the newest ancient and archaeological examine into the mysterious and strong confederations of raiders who afflicted the jap Mediterranean within the final half the Bronze Age. study into the origins of the so-called Shardana, Shekelesh, Danuna, Lukka, Peleset and different peoples is a detective 'work in progress'. even though, it truly is recognized that they either supplied the Egyptian pharaohs with mercenaries, and have been indexed between Egypt's enemies and invaders. They contributed to the cave in of a number of civilizations via their dreaded piracy and raids, and their waves of assaults have been via significant migrations that modified the face of this quarter, from sleek Libya and Cyprus to the Aegean, mainland Greece, Lebanon and Anatolian Turkey. Drawing on carved inscriptions and papyrus records - in most cases from Egypt - relationship from the 15th-11th centuries BC, in addition to carved reliefs of the Medinet Habu, this name reconstructs the ambitious visual appeal or even the strategies of the well-known 'Sea Peoples'.

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War in World History: Society, Technology, and War from by Stephen Morillo, Jeremy Black, Paul Lococo

By Stephen Morillo, Jeremy Black, Paul Lococo

Designed to be used on the university point as a textbook for army historical past classes or supplemental analyzing for international heritage classes, this article bargains an advent and unique synthesis of world army background. every one bankruptcy lines key advancements in army associations and practices set in 3 an important contexts: politics and associations; social constructions and economics; and cultures. basic resources during the textual content provide scholars a glance on the writings historians use to attract conclusions, whereas factor bins elevate and discover historiographical controversies in army historical past. A two-volume structure follows the standard department of worldwide and western civilization classes and permits a typical semester cut up of army historical past survey classes. quantity One covers 2000 BC via 1500 advert. quantity covers the sunrise of worldwide conflict in 1500 throughout the current.

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The Year of Our War by Steph Swainston

By Steph Swainston

A good paintings of literary myth. In a very unique imagined international of breathtaking, occasionally surreal, good looks, fifty completely alien yet disarmingly human immortals lead mankind in a centuries-long conflict. Jant is the Messenger, one of many Circle, a cadre of 50 immortals who serve the Emperor, and the single immortal - certainly the single guy alive - who can fly. The Emperor is looking for to guard mankind from the hordes of big bugs who've plagued the land for hundreds of years, overwhelming cities with their attractive nests, consuming every little thing and everybody of their course. yet he should also deal with the rivalries and petty squabblings of his selected immortals. those are squabbles that might quickly spill over into open civil conflict. Steph Swainston has written an astonishingly unique literary fable. She writes fantastically. Her novel locations her in a convention of writing typified via Mervyn Peake, M. John Harrison and, latterly, China Mieville. this can be a breathtaking debut novel of the best caliber.

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Europe 1715–1919: From Enlightenment to World War by Shirley Elson Roessler, Reny Miklos

By Shirley Elson Roessler, Reny Miklos

Europe 1715-1919 explores the tumultuous interval in eu heritage among the Age of Enlightenment and international conflict I. via integrating political, social, fiscal, and cultural background, the authors supply an wonderful and finished account of the emergence of contemporary Europe. Eminently readable, Europe 1715-1919 will attract scholars, students, and all attracted to the historical past of contemporary Europe.

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St Mihiel 1918: The American Expeditionary Forces' trial by by David Bonk

By David Bonk

The St Mihiel salient have been shaped in 1914 because the Germans drove in the direction of Paris before everything of worldwide warfare I (1914-1918). The French had tried to recapture it in 1915 with out luck and in 1916 the Germans used the world as a base to assault Verdun. The sour conflict for Verdun had price thousands of German and French casualties. After the Germans referred to as off their assault of the salient, the battle shifted north, leaving the salient sticking out ominously into the Allied traces. regardless of retaining the salient when you consider that 1914, after the losses of early 1918, Ludendorff reluctantly determined to desert the realm and retire to a seriously fortified line on the base of the salient. The evacuation used to be ordered to start on September eight, 1918. This was once to be the scene for the newly shaped American Army's first significant offensive of the conflict. This hugely illustrated and distinct account will spotlight each point of this crucial campaign.

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