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Books old and new we're reading, reviewing, researching, or just remembering, and recommending to our friends and visitors.
 
War History Office of the National Defense College of Japan
The Operations of the Navy in the Dutch East Indies and the Bay of Bengal. Leiden, the Netherlands: Leiden University Press, 2018

This English translation of volume 26 of the Japanese Senshi Sosho series stands out as one of the most important WWII publications of the year. It's difficult to conceive how anyone can understand these operations from the IJN perspective without utilizing this work.

Urbanke, Axel et al
Embleme der Luftwaffe, volume 1: Nah- und Fernaufklaerer. Bad Zwischenahn, Germany: Luftfahrtverlag START, 2018

This first volume of a new series about Luftwaffe emblems covers tactical, strategic, and weather recon units. It's a superlative physical package as well as a trove of visual information for those interested in emblems, unit codes, and other German air force minutiae. More than that, the capsule histories for each staffel and gruppe provide a wealth of hard data about unit creation, designations, aircraft, attachments, employment, transfers, disbandment, etc. All text, captions, and other material in German and English.

Shores, Christopher et al
A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, volume four: Sicily and Italy to the Fall of Rome, 14 May 1943 - 5 June 1944. London: Grub Street

Chris Shores and his ace crew move into relatively unexplored territory with the fourth volume of their series, maintaining the same fastidious attention to detail—aircraft, pilots, sorties, claims, victories, losses, etc—that made the first three books such an important contribution to the history of the air war.

Statiev, Alexander
At War's Summit: The Red Army and the Struggle for the Caucasus Mountains in World War II. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018

More than a detailed account of the fighting in the Caucasus. Statiev unearths a wealth of archival material from Soviet sources about how the Red Army conducted alpine warfare with "mountain troops" neither trained nor equipped for such a role, dispelling deceptive wartime propaganda and post-war perceptions.

Jackson, Ashley
Persian Gulf Command: A History of the Second World War in Iran and Iraq. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018

Although not especially strong on military operations—a relatively small part of the book—Jackson writes an engaging, broad view of the ebb and flow of global war in Iraq and Iran, full of entertaining episodes, telling details, and local flavor provided by bits and pieces of wartime letters and diaries from an assortment of characters on the scene.

van de Ven, Hans
China at War: Triumph and Tragedy in the Emergence of the New China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018

A survey of China's experience from 1937 to 1953, integrating the internal struggle between Nationalists and Communists as equal to the external War of Resistance against Japan. The author includes many snippets from wartime writers, especially two diarists whose thoughts and experiences offer insights into "ordinary" Chinese lives and public opinion during the war.

Hartog, Rudolph
The Sign of The Tiger: Subhas Chandra Bose and His Indian Legion in Germany, 1941-1945. New Delhi: Rupa Publications India, 2001

A rare inside look at the Wehrmacht's 950th Infantry Regiment—Subhas Chandra Bose's "Indian Legion," comprised of POWs captured by Germany and Italy—by one of its German officers.

Glantz, David
Operation Don's Main Attack: The Soviet Southern Front's Advance on Rostov, January-February 1943. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018

Packed with extracts from orders, unit diaries, after action reports, and other wartime documents as well as the author's analysis, "the nature of this book..."—and its nearly 1000-page length—"...requires it to be studied as well as read."

Freivogel, Zvonimir and Achille Rastelli
Adriatic Naval War, 1940-1945. Zagreb, Croatia: Despot Infinitus, 2015

Far and away the best English-language volume on this subject, with naval OBs, data for warships and merchant vessels, ship plans, photos, and details of operations for all participants. Much information difficult or impossible to find elsewhere in English.

Stahel, David (editor).
Joining Hitler's Crusade: European Nations and the Invasion of the Soviet Union, 1941. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018

Plenty of other books cover the histories of men and units from other nations fighting alongside German forces against the Soviets. The knowledgeable historians in this collection of essays focus on the widely disparate political and diplomatic factors that led to so many nationalities on the Eastern Front. They scrutinize the contribution of troops from more than a dozen nations, some as part of the armed forces of Axis states, some from neutrals, some from occupied territories, some under orders, some as volunteers.

Claringbould, Michael and Peter Ingman
South Pacific Air War, volume 1: The Fall of Rabaul, December 1941 - March 1942. Kent Town, Australia: Avonmore Books, 2017

It's an informative, engaging, and attractive book that will be of interest and value to anyone who wants to know more about the opening weeks of the war, especially the air war, around Truk, Kavieng, Port Moresby, Buka, Kapingamarangi, Rabaul and other southwest Pacific locales far from the global centers of population, industry, strategic resources, and military power.

Mark, Jason D.
Panzerkrieg: German Armoured Operations at Stalingrad, volume 1: Panzer-Abteilungen 103, 129 and 160. Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2017

Jason Mark continues to build books around spectacular photographs, detailed captions, skilled cartography, hard data, and deep knowledge of his subjects, bringing to life small units and fighting men in the maelstrom of the Russian Front. This story of three panzer battalions constitutes another impeccable volume from Leaping Horseman.

Forczyk, Robert.
Case Red: The Collapse of France, 1940. Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2017

Given the number of pages the author devotes to each part of the campaign, a better title might be "Case Yellow, Case Red." Nevertheless, Forczyk provides a strong dose of information, insight, and opinion, making this the best book about the last 20 days of the Battle of France.

Books are selected for placement on our Recommended Reading page based strictly on our editorial tastes. Publishers cannot pay for preferential placement here (or anywhere else at our website) although most of our choices come from books sent to us for review purposes.

Some "Recommended Reading" selections from over the years

Adams, John A.
The Battle for Western Europe, Fall 1944: An Operational Assessment
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010

Alden, John D. and Craig R. McDonald
United States and Allied Submarine Successes in the Pacific and Far East during World War II
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2009

Amersfoort, Herman and Piet Kamphuis (editors)
May 1940: The Battle for the Netherlands
Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishing, 2010

Anonymous
Wojna Obronna Polski 1939
Warsaw: Wojskowy Instytut Historyczny, 1995

Anonymous translated by Steven Bullard
Japanese Army Operations in the South Pacific Area: New Britain and Papua Campaigns, 1942-43
Canberra, ACT: Australian War Memorial, 2007

Atkinson, Rick
Liberation Trilogy, volume 2
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2007

Balkoski, Joseph
Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy
Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 2005

Balkoski, Joseph
From Beachhead to Brittany: The 29th Infantry Division at Brest, August - September 1944
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008

Balkoski, Joseph
From Brittany to the Reich: The 29th Infantry Division in Germany, September - November, 1944
Baltimore, MD: Old Orchard Press, 2010

Balkoski, Joseph
Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944
London: Greenhill Books, 2004

Balkoski, Joseph
Utah Beach: The Amphibious Landing and Airborne Operations on D-Day, June 6, 1944
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2005

Balogh, Beni L.
The Second Vienna Award and the Hungarian-Romanian Relations, 1940-1944
New York: East European Monographs, 2011

Barratt, Stephen
Zhitomir-Berdichev: German Operations West of Kiev, 24 December 1943-31 January 1944, volume 1
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2012

Bartholomew-Feis, Dixee R.
The OSS and Ho Chi Minh: Unexpected Allies in the War against Japan
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006

Bartsch, William H.
December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2003

Bartsch, William H.
Every Day a Nightmare: American Pursuit Pilots in the Defense of Java, 1941-1942
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2010

Bartsch, William H.
Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2014

Bauermeister, Christian and Jason Mark (editors)
Iron Cross Brigade: The Story of Werner Gosel and Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 244
Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2016

Bayly, Christopher and Tim Harper
Forgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005

Beevor, Antony
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
New York: Viking, 2009

Behrens, C. B. A
History of the Second World War
Merchant Shipping and the Demands of War
London: HMSO and Longmans, Green, 1955

Bellamy, Chris
Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War
New York: Knopf, 2007

Bergstrom, Christer
The Ardennes, 1944-1945: Hitler's Winter Offensive
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2014

Bergstrom, Christer, Andrey Dikov and Vlad Antipov
Black Cross, Red Star: Air War over the Eastern Front, vol 3: Everything for Stalingrad
Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2006

Bishop, Patrick
Battle of Britain: A Day-by-Day Chronicle, 10 July 1940 to 1 October 1940
London: Quercus Publishing, 2009

Blair jr, Clay
Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945
New York: Random House, 1998

Blair jr, Clay
Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942
New York: Random House, 1996

Boer, Peter C.
The Loss of Java: The Final Battles for the Possession of Java Fought by Allied Air, Naval and Land Forces in the Period of 18 February - 7 March 1942
Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2011

Boiten, Theo
Nachtjagd War Diaries: An Operational History of the German Night Fighter Force in the West, volume 1: September 1939 - March 1944
Walton on Thames, UK: Red Kite, 2008

Boiten, Theo and Roderick J. Mackenzie
Nachtjagd War Diaries: An Operational History of the German Night Fighter Force in the West, volume 2: April 1944 - May 1945
Walton on Thames, UK: Red Kite, 2008

Bonn, Keith E. (editor) et al
Slaughterhouse: The Encyclopedia of the Eastern Front
Camp Hill, PA: Military Book Club, 2003

Boog, Horst et al
Germany and the Second World War, volume 4
The Attack on the Soviet Union
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999

Boog, Horst, Gerhard Krebs, and Detlef Vogel
Germany and the Second World War, volume 7
The Strategic Air War in Europe and the War in the West and East Asia, 1943-1944/5
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2006

Borneman, Walter R.
MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific
New York: Little Brown and Company, 2016

Bradle, William R.
The Daring World War II Raid on Ploesti
Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2017

Brongers, E.H.
The Battle for The Hague, 1940
Soesterberg: Aspekt, 2004

Brune, Peter
A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua
Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin, 2003

Burdick, Charles
Germany's Military Strategy and Spain in World War II
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1968

Burgwyn, H. James
Empire on the Adriatic: Mussolini's Conquest of Yugoslavia 1941-1943
New York: Enigma Books, 2005

Burrell, Robert S.
The Ghosts of Iwo Jima
College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2006

Burton, John
Fortnight of Infamy: The Collapse of Allied Airpower West of Pearl Harbor
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006

Caddick-Adams, Patrick
Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge 1944-45
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014

Caldwell, Donald
Day Fighters in Defence of the Reich: A War Diary, 1942-45
Barnsley, UK: Frontline / Pen and Sword, 2012

Callahan, Raymond
Churchill and His Generals
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2007

Callahan, Raymond
Triumph at Imphal-Kohima: How the Indian Army Finally Stopped the Japanese Juggernaut
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2017

Chandler, David P., Robert Cribb, and Li Narangoa (editors)
End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 That Changed Asia and the World
Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2016

Citino, Robert M.
The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2017

Claringbould, Michael and Peter Ingman
South Pacific Air War, volume 1: The Fall of Rabaul, December 1941 - March 1942
Kent Town, Australia: Avonmore Books, 2017

Coen, Ross
Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America
Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2014

Cornelius, Deborah S.
Hungary in World War II: Caught in the Cauldron
New York: Fordham University Press, 2011

Cox, Jeffrey R.
Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II
Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2014

D'Este, Carlo
Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874-1945
New York: Harper, 2008

Daniels, Roger
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The War Years, 1939-1945
Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2016

Davies, Norman
Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw
New York: Viking - Penguin, 2005

Davies, Norman
Trail of Hope: The Anders Army, an Odyssey across Three Continents
Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2015

De Franceschi, Costantino et al
Italian Official History
Le Operazioni delle Unita Italiane al Fronte Russo, 1941-1943
Roma: Officio Storico, 1977

De Lattre de Tassigny, Jean
The History of the French First Army
London: Allen and Unwin, 1952

de Wailly, Henri
Invasion Syria, 1941: Churchill and de Gaulle's Forgotten War
London: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd, 2016

deZeng, Henry L. and Douglas G. Stankey
Dive-Bomber and Ground-Attack Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945, volume 1
Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2009

deZeng, Henry L. and Douglas G. Stankey with Eddie J. Creek
Bomber Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945: A Reference Source, volume 1
Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2007

deZeng, Henry L. and Douglas G. Stankey with Eddie J. Creek
Bomber Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945: A Reference Source, volume 2
Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2008

Dick, C. J.
Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, volume 2
From Defeat to Victory: The Eastern Front, Summer 1944
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2016

Dick, C. J.
Decisive and Indecisive Military Operations, volume 1
From Victory to Stalemate: The Western Front, Summer 1944
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2016

Didden, Jack and Maarten Swarts
Autumn Gale - Herbststurm
Drunen, Netherlands: De Zwaardvisch, 2013

Didden, Jack and Maarten Swarts
Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107: A Thorn in the Side of Market Garden
Drunen, Netherlands: De Zwaardvisch, 2016

Doorman, P. L. G.
Military Operations of the Dutch Army, 10th-17th May 1940
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2010

Douglas, W.A.B., Roger Sarty, and Michael Whitby et al
Official Operational History of the RCN, volume II, part 2
A Blue Water Navy
St Catharines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2007

Douglas, W.A.B., Roger Sarty, and Michael Whitby et al
Official Operational History of the RCN, volume II, part 1
No Higher Purpose
St Catharines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2003

Dunning, Chris
Courage Alone: The Italian Air Force, 1940-1943
Crowborough, UK: Hikoki Publications, 2009

Edwards, Robert with Michael H. Pruett and Michael Olive
Scouts Out: A History of German Armored Reconnaissance Units in World War II
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2013

Edwards, Robert with Michael H. Pruett and Michael Olive
Tip of the Spear: German Armored Reconnaissance in Action in World War II
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2015

Ehlers Jr, Robert S.
The Mediterranean Air War: Airpower and Allied Victory in World War II
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2015

Ehlers Jr, Robert S.
Targeting the Third Reich: Air Intelligence and the Allied Bombing Campaigns
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009

Eichholtz, Dietrich
War for Oil: The Nazi Quest for an Oil Empire
Washington, DC: Potomac Books Inc, 2012

Ellis, John
World War II: A Statistical Survey: The Essential Facts and Figures for All the Combatants
New York: Facts on File, 1993

Engen, Robert
Canadians under Fire: Infantry Effectiveness in the Second World War
Kingston, Canada: McGill-Queens University, 2009

Fenyo, Mario D.
Hitler, Horthy, and Hungary: German-Hungarian Relations, 1941-1944
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1972

Forczyk, Robert
Case Red: The Collapse of France, 1940
Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2017

Foreman, John
Fighter Command War Diaries, volume five: July 1944 to May 1945
Walton on Thames, UK: Air Research Publications, 2004

Freivogel, Zvonimir and Achille Rastelli
Adriatic Naval War, 1940-1945
Zagreb, Croatia: Despot Infinitus, 2015

Frieser, Karl-Heinz
The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005

Frieser, Karl-Heinz (editor)
Germany and the Second World War, volume 8
The Eastern Front, 1943-1944: The War in the East and on the Neighbouring Fronts
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017

Fritz, Stephen G.
Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East
Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2011

Gabriele, Mariano
Italian Official History
Operazione C3: Malta
Rome: Ufficio Storico, 1990

Gamble, Bruce
Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory 'Pappy' Boyington
Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2001

Gamble, Bruce
Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul: Australia's Worst Military Disaster of World War II
St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006

Gamble, Bruce
Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942 - April 1943
Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2010

Gamble, Bruce
Target: Rabaul: The Allied Siege of Japan's Most Infamous Stronghold, March 1943 - August 1945
Minneapolis, MN: Zenith Press, 2013

Gardiner, Robert (editor)
Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905
New York: Mayflower Books, 1979

Gardiner, Robert (editor)
Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1906-1921
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1985

Gardiner, Robert (editor)
Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1980

Getz, Marshall J.
Subhas Chandra Bose: A Biography
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2002

Gilmour, John
Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin: The Swedish Experience in the Second World War
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010

Glantz, David
After Stalingrad: The Red Army's Winter Offensive, 1942-1943
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2009

Glantz, David
Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, 1941-1943
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005

Glantz, David
Operation Don's Main Attack: The Soviet Southern Front's Advance on Rostov, January-February 1943
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018

Glantz, David
August Storm, volume 2
Soviet Operational and Tactical Combat in Manchuria, 1945
London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003

Glantz, David
August Storm, volume 1
The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945
London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2003

Glantz, David M.
Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk, 10 July - 10 September 1941, volume 1: The German Advance, the Encirclement Battle, and the First and Second Soviet Counteroffensives, 10 July-24 August 1941
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2010

Glantz, David M.
Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia, 1941
Stroud, England: Tempus, 2001

Glantz, David M.
The Battle for Leningrad, 1941-1944
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2002

Glantz, David M.
Red Storm over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania, Spring 1944
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2006

Glantz, David M.
The Stalingrad Trilogy: Companion to Endgame at Stalingrad
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Glantz, David M. and Jonathan M. House
The Battle of Kursk
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1999

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 1: To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April-August 1942
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 2: Armageddon in Stalingrad, September-November 1942
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book one: November 1942
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Glantz, David M. with Jonathan M. House
The Stalingrad Trilogy, volume 3: Endgame at Stalingrad, book two: December 1942 - February 1943
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2014

Glantz, David with Mary Elizabeth Glantz
The Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943 - April 1944
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2016

Goldman, Stuart D.
Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2012

Grooss, Poul
The Naval War in the Baltic, 1939-1945
Barnsley, UK: Seaforth / Pen & Sword, 2017

Grunden, Walter E.
Secret Weapons and World War II: Japan in the Shadow of Big Science
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2005

Gustavsson, Hakan and Ludovico Slongo
Desert Prelude: Early Clashes, June - November 1940
Petersfield, Hamps: MMP Books, 2010

Gustavsson, Hakan and Ludovico Slongo
Desert Prelude: Operation Compass
Petersfield, Hamps: MMP Books, 2011

Haarr, Geirr H.
The Battle for Norway, April - June 1940
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2010

Haarr, Geirr H.
The Gathering Storm: The Naval War in Northern Europe, September 1939 - April 1940
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2013

Haarr, Geirr H.
The German Invasion of Norway, April 1940
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2009

Hamdi, Walid M.S.
Rashid Ali al-Gailani: The Nationalist Movement in Iraq 1939-1941: A Political and Military Study of the British Campaign in Iraq and the National Revolution of May 1941
London: Darf Publishers, 1987

Hara, Tameichi et al
Japanese Destroyer Captain
New York: Ballantine, 1961

Hardesty, Von and Ilya Grinberg
Red Phoenix Rising: The Soviet Air Force in World War II
Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2012

Hartog, Rudolph
The Sign of The Tiger: Subhas Chandra Bose and His Indian Legion in Germany, 1941-1945
New Delhi: Rupa Publications India, 2001

Hastings, Max
Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945
New York: Vintage Books, 2004

Hastings, Max
Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45
London: HarperPress, 2007

Hastings, Max
Winston's War: Churchill, 1940-1945
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010

Hauner, Milan
India in Axis Strategy: Germany, Japan, and Indian Nationalists in the Second World War
Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1981

Hayashi, Saburo with Alvin D. Coox
Kogun: The Japanese Army in the Pacific War
Quantico, VA: Marine Corps Association, 1959

Heidkamper, Otto
Vitebsk: The Fight and Destruction of the Third Panzer Army
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2017

Heiferman, Ronald Ian
The Cairo Conference of 1943: Roosevelt, Churchill, Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2011

Hesse d'Alzon, Claude
Guerre 1939-1945 [French Official History]
La Presence Militaire Francaise en Indochine (1940-1945)
Chateau de Vincennes: Service Historique de l'Armee, 1985

Hill, Alexander
The Red Army and the Second World War
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017

Hilton, Robert
Freddie Gough's Specials at Arnhem: An Illustrated History of the 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron
Renkum, Netherlands: R.N. Sigmond, 2017

Hirszowicz, Lukasz
The Third Reich and the Arab East
London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1966

Hitchcock, William I.
The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe
New York: The Free Press, 2008

Holland, James
Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45
London: HarperPress, 2008

Hughes, David, David A. Ryan and Steve Rothwell
The British Armies in World War Two: An Organisational History, vol 10: The Indian Army, part three: The Indian Army in the East, 1944-45
West Chester, OH: Nafziger Collection, 2008

Jacobsen, Alf R.
Miracle at the Litza: Hitler's First Defeat on the Eastern Front
Philadelphia: Casemate, 2017

Jaffee, Walter
The Victory Ships from A to Z
Benicia, CA: The Glencannon Press, 2006

Jones, Michael K.
Stalingrad: How the Red Army Survived the German Onslaught
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2007

Kempton, Chris
Loyalty & Honour: The Indian Army, September 1939 - August 1947, part I: Divisions
Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

Kempton, Chris
Loyalty & Honour: The Indian Army, September 1939 - August 1947, part II: Brigades
Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

Kempton, Chris
Loyalty & Honour: The Indian Army, September 1939 - August 1947, part III
Milton Keynes, UK: Military Press, 2004

Kitchen, Martin
Rommel's Desert War: Waging World War II in North Africa, 1941-1943
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009

Kleinfeld, Gerald R. and Lewis A. Tambs
Hitler's Spanish Legion: The Blue Division in Russia
St Petersburg, FL: Hailer Publishing, 2005

Knox, MacGregor
Hitler's Italian Allies: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000

Kochanski, Halik
The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012

Kortenhaus, Werner
The Combat History of the 21st Panzer Division
Solihull, UK: Helion & Company, 2014

Latimer, Jon
Burma: The Forgotten War
London: John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2004

Lawrence, Christopher A.
Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka
Sheridan, CO: Aberdeen Books, 2015

League of Nations
The Armaments Year-Book 1939/40
Geneva: League of Nations, 1940

Lemay, Benoit
Erich von Manstein: Hitler's Master Strategist
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2010

Letourneau, Roger and Dennis Letourneau
Operation Ke: The Cactus Air Force and the Japanese Withdrawal from Guadalcanal
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2012

Lewis, Adrian R.
Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory
Chapel Hill, NC: University of N Carolina Press, 2001

Lewis, Tom and Peter Ingman
Carrier Attack: Darwin 1942: The Complete Guide to Australia's Own Pearl Harbor
Kent Town, Australia: Avonmore Books, 2013

Lorant, Jean-Yves and Richard Goyat
Jagdgeschwader 300: A Chronicle of a Fighter Geschwader in the Battle for Germany, volume 1: June 1943 - September 1944
Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2005

Lorant, Jean-Yves and Richard Goyat
JG 300: A Chronicle of a Fighter Geschwader in the Battle for Germany, volume 2: September 1944 - May 1945
Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2007

Ludewig, Joachim
Ruckzug: The German Retreat from France, 1944
Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2012

Lumans, Valdis O.
Latvia in World War II
New York: Fordham University Press, 2006

Lunde, Henrik O.
Finland's War of Choice: The Troubled German-Finnish Coalition in World War II
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2011

Lunde, Henrik O.
Hitler's Pre-Emptive War: The Battle for Norway, 1940
Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2009

Lyman, Robert
First Victory: Britain's Forgotten Struggle in the Middle East, 1941
London: Constable & Robinson, 2006

MacLean, French L.
Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943, volume 1: The Bloody Fall
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2013

MacLean, French L.
Stalingrad: The Death of the German Sixth Army on the Volga, 1942-1943, volume 2: The Brutal Winter
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