Must-read books on WWII

By Head of Zeus

By Head of Zeus

A selection of heart-stopping fiction and meticulously-researched and jaw-dropping non-fiction books evoking the hardships and triumphs of World War Two. 

The Hitler Years ~ Disaster 1940 - 1945

Frank McDonough


Frank McDonough charts the rise and fall of the Third Reich under Hitler's hand, ending after Germany's comprehensive military defeat of Poland in 1939.

The Hitler Years ~ Triumph 1933 - 1939

Dr Frank McDonough

£12.00 £11.40

Frank McDonough charts the dramatic change of fortune for the Third Reich, and challenges long-held accounts of the Holocaust and Germany's ultimate defeat.

Spitfire Girl: My Life in the Sky

Jackie Moggridge

£9.99 £9.49

From her first flight at fifteen to smuggling Spitfires into Burma, Jackie describes the trials and tribulations, successes and frustrations of her life in the sky.

The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

Neal Bascomb

£9.99 £9.49

The epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb. A compulsively readable narrative about a group of young men who survived the cold of a Norwegian winter and evaded the clutches of the Gestapo, to save the world from destruction.

The Crew: The Story of a Lancaster Bomber Crew

David Price

£9.99 £9.49

A moving tribute to the sacrifice and bravery of the fliers of RAF Bomber Command. This is their story.

Breakout at Stalingrad

Heinrich Gerlach

£10.00 £9.50

The original manuscript of Heinrich Gerlach's novel, written in Soviet Prison during World War II. A stark and terrifying portrait of the horrors of war, and a profoundly humane depiction of comradeship in adversity.

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