Second World War

Escape from Vesuvius

In October 1943 the Allies liberated the area around the infamous volcano in the Bay of Naples. Its sudden eruption in March 1944, as war in Italy raged, stretched the resources of the combined services to the limit. What followed was an exemplary emergency operation.

It Can't Happen Here

A personal interpretation of France under two occupations, reissued as a Modern Classic.

The Free Frenchman

A proud, pious aristocrat, loyal to General de Gaulle, Philippe Leclerc found a kindred soul among Britain’s wartime elite.

A War for Welfare

A new book seeks to change the way we look at the Second World War by challenging three enduring myths about Britain’s involvement. 

Against Evil

An alliance of unlike minds offered hope for the future during Europe’s darkest days.

Marshall Myths

Britain received more Marshall aid than Germany, but spent much of it propping up a delusion.