Second World War

London Burning

A fresh account of how Londoners responded to the impact of the Second World War. 

Learning Japanese

Official secrecy and institutional rivalry obscured the achievements of two crash programmes hastily launched to teach Japanese during the 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.