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An Improbable Journey: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II By Susan Schenkel,Ph.D.
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A wealthy, prominent German-Jewish family was torn apart, first by suicide, then by Hitler. At sixteen, Siddi, the youngest, was left on her own in Nazi Germany. Through an extraordinary chain of... More > events, she found herself in Central Asia. Through an equally extraordinary chain of events, Leon, a handsome Polish Jew, also found himself in Central Asia. Siddi and Leon met and fell in love. They struggled to survive hunger, homelessness, deadly epidemics, a black market economy, and Soviet police harassment. After the war, they managed to get from Central Asia to a displaced persons camp in Southern Germany. Along the way, they had a baby. In the DP camp, this Jewish couple developed a friendship, which defied the hatreds of the time, with a German woman and put their baby girl into her care. Many vignettes describe the people in Siddi and Leon’s different worlds: the sister who met King Edward VIII; the puritanical daughter of a brothel owner; the Jewish friend who survived living underground in Berlin.< Less
Caught in the Middle By Gunnar Alutalu
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The Second World War brought destruction, suffering and insecurity to millions. Much has been written about this period in history. This book looks at that time from the viewpoint of a growing boy.... More > It is an account of his observations and feelings, joys and sorrows, his adventures and mis-adventures, his hopes and aspirations. Caught in a war between powerful nations, and missing out on much of normal schooling, his early life was nonetheless an adventure-filled and informative learning experience.< Less
Death Steppe: A World War II Novel By Judy Bruce
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction Series. This World War II story, set in western Soviet Union during Germany’s retreat, follows the lives of a Russian war widow, a dissident, Christian, and... More > black marketeer, as she serves as a medic on the front lines, and a disillusioned German lieutenant, a former professor and concentration camp officer, as he fights in a losing effort. After our heroine is forced into service as a navigator in a women’s air force regiment, flying plywood and canvas biplanes on harrowing night missions, she encounters the injured yet violent German when her plane crashes. Together they embark on a turbulent journey, first as enemies, later as lovers and disheartened deserters.< Less
Hiroshima Sunset By John Kelly
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A tender love story set against the background of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force, sent to Japan at the end of WW2. Related through a soldier's journal, it gives a rare insight into a... More > little known aspect of Australia's postwar responsibility for the Hiroshima prefecture,where thousands of Australian soldiers helped disarm the Japanese war machine. As they administered the devastated wasteland that was once Hiroshima, some fell in love. This is one soldier's story.< Less
Death Steppe By Judy Bruce
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction Series. This World War II novel takes place in 1944, during Germany’s retreat from the western Soviet Union. The story follows the lives of a Russian war widow,... More > Elena, a dissident, Christian, and black marketeer, as she serves as a medic on the front lines, and a disillusioned German lieutenant, Halder, a former professor and concentration camp officer, as he fights in a losing effort. In time, Elena and others, are forced into service as temporary navigators in an all-female regiment to the Red Army air force. After Elena’s plane crashes, she finds the injured Halder from the squadron she helped bomb. As enemies, the injured Elena and Halder alternate between helping and nearly killing each other. Eventually, the desperate soldiers discover an unexpected bond. Together they embark on a turbulent journey as lovers and disheartened deserters.< Less
Eugene By John G Smith
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After a tough tour of duty as an RAF conscript, Eugene returns home from war-ravaged Burma. He is unexpectedly excluded from the family business and sets out to succeed in business by exploiting the... More > opportunities that present themselves in post-war Britain. For all his success Eugene still mourns the loss of the beautiful young Burmese nurse named Chit, who tenderly nurtured him back to life. Their relationship was brutally shattered when he was dragged away from her, arrested for fraternising with a local. Eugene is forced to make a life-changing decision – marry Chit, face court martial and a possible death sentence, or return home. Not knowing whether he’ll ever see his first love again? Eugene is driven to succeed but family tragedies ensue – his older brother commits suicide and his brother-in-law is killed in a mining accident. Eugene finds himself thriving at a time when the rest are going to wrack and ruin. But greed and self-interest take their toll and disintegration looms.< Less
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Jackie and the G.I.s By Adrien Bobèche
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Post WWII, a US Army base has been set up at Châteauroux’s Airport in the center of France. Young locals were impressed by the new organization and some took the opportunity to work with... More > the G.I.s as a chance to start their career. Along with their daily routine, the French and Americans were both learning from their different ways of life, in a time also subject to black market, prostitution and other underground chronicles. In "Jackie and the G.I.s", Adrien Bobèche delivers part of his story as a young man and brings to life this untold sequence of History.< Less
Jackie and the G.I.s By Adrien Bobèche
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Post WWII, a US Army base has been set up at Châteauroux’s Airport in the center of France. Young locals were impressed by the new organization and some took the opportunity to work with... More > the G.I.s as a chance to start their career. Along with their daily routine, the French and Americans were both learning from their different ways of life, in a time also subject to black market, prostitution and other underground chronicles. In "Jackie and the G.I.s", Adrien Bobèche delivers part of his story as a young man and brings to life this untold sequence of History.< Less

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