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War Memoirs By C. W. Shires
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Edited memoirs of Bill Shires, who served as a navigator in the Royal Air Force's Pathfinder group during the Second World War. All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Bomber Command... More > Memorial appeal.< Less
Sap's War By Ward McBurney
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Can you make love to a ghost? Can two girls crawl through a sewer to save pigs from slaughter? Do monuments to the dead live? This book is the second of the greater work that begins with the novel,... More > & after this our exile. There, veterans of the First World War and their families fight to stay alive in postwar Toronto; here, the same cast of characters, some alive, some not, travel back to France to open the Vimy Memorial in 1936. Written to stand alone, Sap’s War should nevertheless be read in conjunction with & after this our exile. Together, the two books constitute a complete old and new testament to the men and women of the Canadian Corps, their families, and, in some cases, their living memories, moving and acting among us, here and now. Ward McBurney lives in Toronto. He is the author of two collections of radio stories, broadcast over the CBC, three collections of poetry, and two novels.< Less
Gone With The War By Stanislaw Brodnicki
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An illustrated history of the first 26 years of the author’s life. Against a light historical canvas, the author, born in 1926, depicts the unique pre-war lifestyle of the Polish landed gentry;... More > he proceeds with the narrative of the German invasion, expulsion from home and rescue by Italian relatives. There follow years of a refugee’s life in German occupied France, a risky escape over the Pyrenees to Spain, then further to Gibraltar and Algeria. Then follows military training in the Polish army in Scotland, when the war finally ends. A Soviet imposed regime in Poland precludes a safe return home. This marks the beginning of an entirely new life in England, starting from nothing. This marks the end of the story of the author's youth. Thirty pages of illustrations help bring the reader closer to this story, the record of a world, which had "Gone With The War". The epilogue sketches the subsequent 61 years of his private and professional life.< Less
THE SPIES WHO CAME BACK TO THE COLD: An Icelandic saga of secret agents, intelligence agencies, deception, political intrigue and international diplomacy during the Second World War By Bernard O'Connor
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During the Second World War, the German Intelligence Service infiltrated specially-trained agents into Iceland to collect military, naval, aviation and meteorological intelligence to be transmitted... More > back to Hamburg by wireless or secret writing. Some agents managed to evade capture for a few weeks but most handed themselves into the authorities shortly after landing. Sent to London for interrogation by MI5, rather than be executed as enemy spies, they revealed their life stories and provided details of their training, their instructors and how they were infiltrated. They included Olev Saetrang, Ib Riis, Sigurjon Jonsson, Jens Palsson, Peter Thomsen aka Jens Fridriksson, Larus Thorsteinsson, Einar Sigvaldason, Magnus Gudbjornsson, Sverrir Matthiasson, Ernst Fresenius, Sigurdur Juliusson, Hjalti Bjornsson and Gudbrandur Hlidar. Three of these spies were ‘turned’, used as double agents to transmit British-inspired messages to deceive the Germans about Arctic convoys and a fake Allied invasion of Norway.< Less
42-97862 - The Story of a B-17 Flying Fortress crash and the loss of her crew on Belfast's Cave Hill during the Second World War By William Lindsay & Alfred Montgomery
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On 1 June 1944, in Northern Ireland, there was a huge increase in aerial and maritime activity around the major towns cities and ports, in preparation for the forthcoming allied invasion of Europe.... More > New aircraft direct from the United States had been arriving daily in large numbers. One such aircraft that was due to arrive in Northern Ireland on 1 June, was a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, Army Serial Number 42-97862. On the morning of 1 June 1944, there was dense low cloud which enveloped the hills surrounding the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The crew, after their long transatlantic flight, had decided to divert to USAAF Station 235, Nutts Corner airfield, which was situated some 10 miles from the city. The aircraft was informed to hold, In doing so, the young crew became disorientated and lost their bearings, with tragic consequences for all on-board. A story 75 years in the making, join the authors Alfred Montgomery and William Lindsay, in their search of the truth.< Less
HUT 203 - The Wartime Log Book of Doug Eastwood, an American civilian aircraft mechanic in Northern Ireland, during the Second World War, 1942 - 1944 By William Lindsay et al.
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In Northern Ireland, during 1942, on the former grounds of the Pakenham Estate at Langford Lodge, a huge construction project had started to take shape, known officially as, PROJECT MAGNET. The... More > Lockheed Aircraft Company, in cooperation with the American and British Government, had been in secret talks to establish an Aircraft Repair Depot, that could facilitate the reassembly, repair, and modification, of American produced aircraft, that were in use with both American and British forces. In June, 1942, the shores of Lough Neagh would soon begin to reverberate with the sound of American accents, as the first boat load of American civilian Lockheed technicians, arrived in Ulster. This small publication portrays the adventures of just one of these men, Douglas Haig Eastwood, an American civilian aircraft mechanic, from Pasadena, California.< Less
The Dogs of War By Bob Wild
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Short stories about life on a Manchester council estate during the second world war.
The Medic, Second Edition By William A. Harrigan
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This is an autobiographical work about a non-combat medic during world war II which follows his 33 month tour of duty from basic training in California to England and back to the States.
Patemans At War By John Pateman
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This is the story of the 240 members of the Pateman family who went to war in 1914-18 and 1939-45. It includes the in depth stories of Walter Pateman (Great War)and the four brothers, Harry, Noah,... More > Arthur and Frank Pateman (Second World War).< Less
The Winter War By Robert D. Lewallen
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The Winter War. A nearly forgotten event of the Second World War, one that would have significant consequences for the Russian military and the relations between Russia and the United States. But why... More > was Russia so determined to add Finland to her empire? Could tiny Finland stand against the might of the Russian military? And why when the United States was asked for aid by Finland, did the United States promise much and deliver little?< Less

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Birth Log Book Birth Log Book By Emily Rumsey
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