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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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Women in the Second World War
When the winds of war blew for a second time the women of Britain answered the call. Many of the first to volunteer had served in World War I, and now they offered their services again, bringing their...

£7.99

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Children's World War Two Pack
The Second World War changed the lives of millions of men, women and children. Nearly 2 million children were evacuated over the course of the war and each child was given a variety of items to help t...

£6.00

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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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RAF 100 - The Official Story (Signed Copy)
RAF 100 celebrates and commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Air Force. In association with the RAF and with unique access to their historic archives, the world-renowned broadcaster James...

£25.00

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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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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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My Secret War Diary
My Secret War Diary 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 ...

£14.99

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Poems from 2nd World War - Paperback
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. ...

£5.99

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Poems from the Second World War - Hardback
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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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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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...

£7.99

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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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The Darkest Hour
May 1940. Britain is at war. The horrors of blitzkrieg have seen one Western European democracy after another fall in rapid succession to Nazi boot and Shell. Invasion seems mere hours away. Just days...

£8.99

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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...

£5.99

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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...

£5.99

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