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Pen and Sword Books have an impressive and comprehensive range of World War Two books. Far from waning, interest in the global land, sea and air conflict grows with every successive generation. Our list has something for everyone, whether it be from memoirs, biographies, pictorial histories, studies of campaigns and a superb selection of guidebooks, covering many of the Battlefields of the Second World War.

View WWII eBooks Arnhem Battle of Britain Battle of the Bulge Battlefield Guides WW2 Berlin 1945 Churchill D-Day & Normandy Espionage & the SOE German Forces & Weaponry Hitler & the Third Reich Italian Front in WWII Japan & the Pacific Front Luftwaffe Naval Warfare WWII North Africa in WWII Norway in WWII Prisoners Of War Russia & the Eastern Front Stalingrad The Atlantic The Blitz WWII Photographic


Another new title in the very popular Images of War series from Pen and Sword books. Based around a fine collection of archive photos, including one or two showing the crumbling remains of old airfield buildings, this does what the title describes, and links together the daylight bombing of the USAF with the night bombing of the RAF. Hence the mix is of people and equipment from a wide cross section of those involved, as well as some aerial pictures of their targets. Accompanied by some interesting memories of those who remember their wartime experiences, it doesn't try to retell the chronological sequence of events, but the various elements that mixed together to add life to the story. These are highlighted by the various sections in the book, with The Hardware, showing the bombers and fighters involved, as well as the Country Folk, where the arrival of so many new airfields and new people had an impact on the local areas where they were based. Then there is Dinghy, Dinghy, and where.. Read more

Military Modelling

Off to the Far East for this new Images of War book from Pen and Sword. At the outset of WW2 the Malay peninsula was still largely a collection of isolated centres of habitation, and covered by plantations and large areas of jungle. Difficult to traverse there were difficulties inherent in the landscape felt to be difficult for any attacker, and where at the southern tip was what the British thought of as the defensive fortress of Singapore. What was to happen in the 10 weeks from 8 December 1941, the day after Pearl Harbour, through to mid-February 1942, the British and Commonwealth armies suffered one of their greatest defeats of the war. This new Images of War title by Job Diamond for Pen and Sword gives an interesting photographic look at the story that was to unfold, and one which included the other great shock to the Royal Navy and the British Government, the sinking of both the Prince of Wales and the Repulse. After an initial Introduction to set the scene, the book splits into.. Read more

Military Modelling

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