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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 30 new and published books in the subject of World War II — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Royal Navy and the Mediterranean Convoys

    A Naval Staff History

    Edited by Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones

    Series: Naval Staff Histories

    This book contains the Naval Staff History originally issued by the Admiralty in 1957 as a confidential book for use within the Royal Navy. It has since been declassified and is published here for the first time, along with an extended preface. This volume describes the dangerous convoy operations...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II (Routledge Revivals)

    By Christopher Chant

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Codenames were a vital feature of World War II, serving as mental shorthand for those in the know, and obscuring the issues for those who were not. Codenames were used from the highest level, in the planning of grand strategic moves affecting the conduct of the whole war, to the lowest command...

    Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Naval Warfare 1919–45

    An Operational History of the Volatile War at Sea

    By Malcolm H. Murfett

    Naval Warfare 1919–45 is a comprehensive history of the war at sea from the end of the Great War to the end of World War Two. Showing the bewildering nature and complexity of the war facing those charged with fighting it around the world, this book ranges far and wide: sweeping across all naval...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War

    Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946

    Edited by Neville Wylie

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    This fascinating new collection of essays on Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) explores the ‘non-military’ aspects of British special operations in the Second World War. It details how SOE was established in the summer of 1940 to ‘set Europe ablaze’, as Churchill memorably put it. This...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Railways and International Politics

    Paths of Empire, 1848-1945

    Edited by T.G. Otte, Keith Neilson

    Series: Military History and Policy

    This new study brings together leading experts to show how the modern world began with the coming of the railway. They clearly explain why it had a greater impact than any other technical or industrial innovation before and completely redefined the limits of the civilized world. While the effect...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Crimes of State Past and Present

    Government-Sponsored Atrocities and International Legal Responses

    Edited by David M. Crowe

    Series: Association for the Study of Nationalities

    War Crimes and acts of genocide are as old as history itself, but particularly during the 20th century. Yet what are war crimes and acts of genocide? And why did it take the world so long to define these crimes and develop legal institutions to bring to justice individuals and nations responsible...

    Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Britain's Secret War against Japan, 1937-1945

    By Douglas Ford

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    A new look at how Britain’s defence establishment learned to engage Japan’s armed forces as the Pacific War progressed. Douglas Ford reveals that, prior to Japan’s invasion of Southeast Asia in December 1941, the British held a contemptuous view of Japanese military...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. War, Peace and International Relations

    An introduction to strategic history, 2nd Edition

    By Colin S. Gray

    War, Peace and International Relations provides an introduction to the strategic history of the past two centuries, showing how those 200 years were shaped and reshaped extensively by war. The book takes a broad view of what was relevant to the causes, courses, and consequences of wars. Written by...

    Published October 20th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Great Patriotic War of the Soviet Union, 1941-45

    A Documentary Reader

    By Alexander Hill

    Series: Soviet (Russian) Study of War

    This book consists of extracts from key documents, along with commentary and further reading, on the ‘Great Patriotic War’ of the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany, 1941-45. Despite the historical significance of the war, few Soviet documents have been published in English. This work provides...

    Published August 30th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Guy Liddell Diaries, Volume I: 1939-1942

    MI5's Director of Counter-Espionage in World War II

    By Nigel West

    This is the first volume of Nigel West's acclaimed presentation of these fascinating diaries from the heart of Britain's Second World War intelligence operations. 'No intelligence buff can be without this volume and anyone interested in British twentieth century history needs it too....

    Published September 20th 2009 by Routledge