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World War Two

World War Two 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. Discover our range of World War Two books below-

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The War Poets - An Anthology
A book filled with over 80 moving and powerful war poems. Including works by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke and W. B. Yeats. Key Features: Hardback Published: 2009 144 pag...


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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...


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D-Day UK
The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were the culmination of months of meticulous planning and organisation. A vast army had to be trained and equipped; huge amounts of material - from tin cans to tank t...


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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 ...


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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...


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Ration Book Cookery
Britain was at its most healthy during the days of rationing as people were forced to think about everything they put in their mouths. This new book in the Cooking Through the Ages series looks at the...


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Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders - World War II
Everything you need to know about World War II. Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgus...


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The Tank Spotter's Guide
Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks went on to revolutionize warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II, to the great battl...


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