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World War Two

World War Two (WWII), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It was the most widespread war in history, and involved more than 100 million people from over 30 different countries. The Second World War resulted in approximately 50 million to 85 million deaths, making it the deadliest conflict in human history.

WWII altered the political landscape and the effects are still being felt today.

English Heritage has a range of books discussing the Second World War for your perusal.

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The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Churchill remains a British hero, lauded for his oratorical skill. He wrote histories, biographies, memoirs, and even a novel, while his journalism, speeches and broadcasts run to millions...

£9.99

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First Light
Two months before the outbreak of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF... Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to...

£9.99

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Forties Fashion
Here is a definitive look at fashion in the 1940s—from French style under the Occupation and the “make do and mend” approach to wartime clothing shortages through the development of ...

£16.95

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Posters of the Second World War
In 1939, Britain’s Ministry of Information produced this now-ubiquitous reminder to its citizens in the event of widely predicted air attacks. But in the six consecutive years before Germany&rsq...

£9.99

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Poems from the Second World War
Poems from the Second World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWII from different standpoints. ...

£10.99

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My Secret War Diary
This is a fascinating diary account of the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Flossie is just nine years old when, in 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and her father leav...

£14.99

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Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk
It could have been the biggest military disaster suffered by the British in the Second World War, but against all odds the British Army was successfully evacuated, and 'Dunkirk spirit' became ...

£7.99

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Ration Book Cookery
One of a series of books which look at the art of cookery in Britain at different periods in history. The recipes, which have been adapted for the modern kitchen, provide a taste of the times and the ...

£7.99

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The Commando Pocket Book 1940-1945
A fascinating insight into the training of the special service volunteer soldiers who formed the Commandos. Compiled from wartime training manuals and documents, including 1942 reports and lecture ...

£8.99

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The Lancaster Pocket Manual 1942
Compiled from a wealth of authentic period sources, including pilot's notes and other Air Ministry publications and supplemented with illustrative plans and diagrams. The Lancaster Bomber gives a ...

£8.99

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Supermarine Spitfire: Owners' Workshop Manual
The legendary Supermarine Spitfire receives the famous Haynes manual treatment with the full co-operation and authorisation of the Royal Air Force. Here is a unique insight into what it takes to own, ...

£21.99

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