Five books about war you should read

Our Top 5 Must-read War Books

The year sees the anniversaries of some of the most significant wars and battles our world has faced. It seemed fitting for us to choose our favourite books which commemorate these and there was only one person to do so, Bruce - our very own History expert.

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Anthony Beever | £8.99

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
by Anthony Beever
£8.99
ISBN: 9780241968970

A well researched, gripping read. Anthony Beever uses memoirs of soldiers and civilians to place the story of Europe's biggest invasion in History.

From hand-to-hand combat, Mr Beever's eye for detail makes this the definitive account of this event.

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The Cruel Victory by  Paddy Ashdown | £25.00The Cruel Victory
by Paddy Ashdown
£25.00
9780007520800

Told to Rise up on D-Day to divert the Germans from the beaches, this book tells the story of the heroic resistance from early ideas, misjudgements, betrayal and slaughter on a vast scale. The largest resistance battle of the war and the most brutal.

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A History of the First World War in 100 Objects by John Hughes-Wilson | £30.00A History of the First World War in 100 Objects
by John Hughes-Wilson
£30.00
ISBN: 9781844037445

An unusual but fascinating historical journey through the First World War using objects from the conflict. From weapons, clothing and uniform to heart felt letters sent home, each object is depicted on a full page and is the subject of a short chapter that 'fans out' from the item itself to describe the context, the people and the events associated with it.

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The Assassination of the Archduke by Greg King & Sue Woolmans | £9.99The Assassination of the Archduke
by Greg King & Sue Woolmans
£9.99
ISBN: 9781447201472

The shot that started the Great War on 28th June 1914, killing the Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, is well know. Here, the story of his family is told against the stage of Empire and what happened to them then, and after, this terrible conflict.

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Dorothea's War: A First World War Nurse Tells Her Story by Dorothea Crewdson | £6.99Dorothea's War: A First World War Nurse Tells Her Story
by Dorothea Crewdson
£6.99
ISBN: 9781780224824

Leaving her comfortable middle class life behind, newly trained Dorothea left for France in April 1915 with her best friend Christie for the town of Le Tréport in northern France. Her training could not have prepared her for the sights she would witness, such as the horror of Passchendaele, yet she continued to maintain optimism, high spirits and curiosity.

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Prices and details checked 11 June 2014