Abergavenny s War

Author: Tim Butters
Publisher: Voices of the Second World War
ISBN: 1445673525
Release Date: 2017-10-15
Genre:

Capturing the experiences of the people of Abergavenny in the Second World War in their own words.

Voices from the Second World War

Author: Candlewick Press
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763697730
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In an intergenerational keepsake volume, witnesses to World War II share their memories with young interviewers so that their experiences will never be forgotten. The Second World War was the most devastating war in history. Up to eighty million people died, and the map of the world was redrawn. More than seventy years after peace was declared, children interviewed family and community members to learn about the war from people who were there, to record their memories before they were lost forever. Now, in a unique collection, RAF pilots, evacuees, resistance fighters, Land Girls, U.S. Navy sailors, and survivors of the Holocaust and the Hiroshima bombing all tell their stories, passing on the lessons learned to a new generation. Featuring many vintage photographs, this moving volume also offers an index of contributors and a glossary.

Voices from the Second World War

Author: First News (UK) Limited
Publisher:
ISBN: 1406360112
Release Date: 2016-04
Genre: World War, 1939-1945

A powerful, moving collection of first-person accounts of the Second World War. Contributors include a rear gunner who took part in sixty bombing raids, a Jewish woman who played in the orchestra at Auschwitz, a Japanese man who survived Hiroshima and Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children by setting up the Kindertransport program from Czechoslovakia. Many of the interviews were conducted by children, and the book is being published in association with award-winning children's newspaper First News. ; In association with First News, the award-winning national newspaper for children with more than one million readers a week and subscribed to by nearly half of all UK schools. ; A portion of proceeds will go to support The Silver Line, Esther Rantzen's new charity providing support and advice to older people ; Many of the interviews were conducted by today's children, for many of them the only chance they'll have to hear about the Second World War first hand.

Forgotten Voices Of The Second World War

Author: Max Arthur
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446446232
Release Date: 2012-06-30
Genre: History

The Imperial War Museum holds a vast archive of interviews with soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians of most nationalities who saw action during WW2. As in the highly-acclaimed Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Max Arthur and his team of researchers spent hundreds of hours digging deep into this unique archive, uncovering tapes, many of which have not been listened to since they were created in the early 1970s. The result will be the first complete oral history of World War 2. We hear at first from British, German and Commonwealth soldiers and civilians. Accounts of the impact of U.S. involvement after Pearl Harbour and the major effects it had on the war in Europe and the Far East is chronicled in startling detail, including compelling interviews from U.S. and British troops who fought against the Japanese. Continuing through from D-Day, to the Rhine Crossing and the dropping of the Atom Bomb in August 1945, this book is a unique testimony to one of the world's most dreadful conflicts. One of the hallmarks of Max Arthur's work is the way he involves those left behind on the home front as well as those working in factories or essential services. Their voices will not be neglected.

Voices of World War II

Author: Lois Miner Huey
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781429656276
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Describes first-hand accounts of World War II from those who lived through it"--Provided by publisher.

Resistance

Author: Owen Sheers
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571268467
Release Date: 2011-07-07
Genre: Fiction

1944. After the fall of Russia and the failed D-Day landings, half of Britain is occupied . . . Young farmer's wife Sarah Lewis wakes to find her husband has disappeared, along with all of the men from her remote Welsh village. A German patrol arrives in the valley, the purpose of their mission a mystery. Sarah begins a faltering acquaintance with the patrol's commanding officer, Albrecht, and it is to her that he reveals the purpose of his mission - to claim an extraordinary medieval art treasure that lies hidden in the valley. But as the pressure of the war beyond presses in on this isolated community, this fragile state of harmony is increasingly threatened.

The Pursuit of the Nazi Mind

Author: Daniel Pick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191641046
Release Date: 2012-06-14
Genre: History

The story of how psychoanalysis was used in the war against Nazi Germany - in the crucial quest to understand the Nazi mind. Daniel Pick brings both the skills of the historian and the trained psychoanalyst to weave together the story of clinical encounters with leading Nazis and the Allies' broader interpretations of the Nazi high command and the mentality of the wider German public who supported them. Following the bizarre capture of Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess in 1941, Pick follows closely the story of how leading British psychiatrists assessed their new charge, in an attempt to understand both the man himself and the psychological bases of his Nazi convictions. At the same time, he uncovers the story of how a team of American officers working for the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA, were engaged in an attempt to understand Hitler's personality from afar, using the theories and techniques of Sigmund Freud. Drawing upon a large cache of archives on both sides of the Atlantic, Pick asks what such psychoanalytical and psychiatric investigations set out to do, showing how Freud's famous 'talking cure' was harnessed to the particular needs of military intelligence during the war and the task of post-war reconstruction that followed. Looking beyond this, he then shows just how deeply post-war Western understandings of how minds work and groups operate were influenced by these wartime attempts to interpret the psychopathology of Nazism.

Resistance

Author: Anita Shreve
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316045705
Release Date: 2008-11-16
Genre: Fiction

This tale of impossible love--told with the same narrative grace and keen eye for human emotion that have distinguished all of Anita Shreve's cherished bestsellers--leads us into a harrowing world where forbidden passions have catastrophic consequences. In a Nazi-occupied Belgian village, Claire Daussois, the wife of a resistance worker, shelters a wounded American bomber pilot in a secret attic hideaway. As she nurses him back to health, Claire is drawn into an affair that seems strong enough to conquer all--until the brutal realities of war intrude, shattering every idea she ever had about love, trust, and betrayal.

Secret Abergavenny

Author: Tim Butters
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781445666891
Release Date: 2017-04-15
Genre: Photography

Explore Abergavenny's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

Girls in Khaki

Author: Barbara Green
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780752477831
Release Date: 2011-11-30
Genre: History

The story of the remarkable women of The Auxiliary Territorial Service, including such famous members as Queen Elizabeth the lorry driver and Churchill’s daughter, Mary The Auxiliary Territorial Service was formed in 1938 as Britain faced the threat of war. They took over many roles, releasing servicemen for front-line duties. This history describes how ATS members worked alongside anti-aircraft gunners, maintained vehicles, drove supply trucks, operated as telephonists in France, provided logistical support in army supply depots, and employed specialist skills from Bletchley to General Eisenhower's headquarters in Reims. It also reveals how they grasped their new-found opportunities for education, higher wages, skilled employment, and a different future from the domestic role of their mothers, and why ATS achievements forestalled any return to pre-war attitudes. Showing great skill and courage, the women of ATS were even among the last military personnel to be evacuated from Dunkirk, and this book reveals their extraordinary story through their own words and never-before published photographs.

Voices of D Day

Author: Ronald J. Drez
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807120812
Release Date: 1996-05-01
Genre: History

In 1983 the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans began a project to record the recollections of as many people as possible -- civilians as well as soldiers -- who were involved in one of the most pivotal events of the century. Skillfully edited by Ronald J. Drez and first published on the fifty-year anniversary of D-Day, the award-winning Voices of D-Day tells the story of that momentous operation almost entirely through the words of the people who were there.

Alarmstart East

Author: Patrick G. Eriksson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1445675668
Release Date: 2019-02
Genre: History

The experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, and diary and flying log book extracts, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published.

Skirrid Hill

Author: Owen Sheers
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 144412157X
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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The Royal Marines and the War at Sea 1939 1945

Author: Martin Watts
Publisher:
ISBN: 144566318X
Release Date: 2018-02-15
Genre:

Combining a personal narrative with tactical and technical analysis, this book casts new light on the Royal Marines during the Second World War.