Books about World War II

"Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'."  Winston Churchill, 18th June 1940

Our books about World War 2 reflect a wide variety of military and civilian experiences at home and abroad during the Second World War 1939-45

Use the menu on the left to navigate the various categories and discover all our books about World War Two.

Beow is a small selection of our World War 2 books...

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Baggy Pants & Warm Beer

Baggy Pants and Warm Beer by Peter Outridge
ISBN 1-84683-041-9
by Peter Outridge
An illustrated account of the eventful six-months in 1944 when 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the US 82nd Airborne Division was stationed in Leicestershire

Pacifist to Glider Pilot

Pacifist to Glider Pilot by Alec Waldron
ISBN 1-873203-53-5

by Alec Waldron


Engaging account of a  founder member of the Glider Pilot Regiment who participated in the airborne assaults at Sicily and Arnhem in WW2

The Exbury Junkers: A WW2 Mystery

The Exbury Junkers: A WW2 Mystery by John Staney
ISBN 1-903953-60-X

by John Stanley


Curious tale of a lone German Ju188 aircraft shot down at Exbury in 1944 under mysterious circumstances

The Tall Man Who Never Slept

The Tall Man Who Never Slept by James Bradley
ISBN 1-873203-20-9

by James Bradley


Biography of Cyril Wild, a Japanese-speaking British officer who played a significant role in the history of Singapore during World War 2

A Waggoner's War

A Waggoners War by Fergus Fulton
ISBN 1-84683-116-4

by Fergus Fulton


A Motor Transport Driver’s Experiences in North Africa and Italy with the Royal Army Service Corps 1942-45

A Long Way from Home

A Long Way from Home by Alastair Tompkins
ISBN 1-84683-159-9
by Alastair Tompkins
The experiences of a small boy evacuated from Sussex to Yorkshire in 1939

A Diver in the Dark

A Diver in the Dark by Sydney Knowles
ISBN 1-84683-082-6
by Sydney Knowles BEM
Memoir of a WW2 Royal Navy Clearance Diver and diving partner of Commander Lionel 'Buster' Crabb

A WAAF at War

A Waaf at War by Diana Lindo
ISBN 1-873203-04-7

by Diana Lindo


A former WAAF recalls her eventful wartime years

Blitz Boy

Blitz Boy by Robert Trevor
ISBN 1-84683-099-0
by Robert Trevor
A London boy's experiences in the Blitz and as an evacuee in rural Berkshire and Liverpool during World War Two

Corduroy Days

Corduroy Days by Josephine Duggan Rees
ISBN 1-873203-48-9
by Josephine Duggan Rees

A land girl's experiences in the Women's Land Army during World War 2

Espionage Behind the Wire

Espionage Behind the Wire
ISBN 1-903953-33-2

by Howard Greville


The secret history of intelligence gathering by Allied prisoners of war during World War II

Kaladan Mortars

Kaladan Mortars by Michael Clarke
ISBN 1-873203-27-6

by Michael Clarke


Experiences of an officer with a mortar battery in Burma during WW2