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Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of World War II (1938-1945) on the European and North African fronts in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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Hopkinson, Deborah

Summary: "The WWII invasion of Allied troops into German-occupied Europe, known as D-Day, was the largest military endeavor in history. By the time it occurred on June 6, 1944, Hitler and the Axis powers had a chokehold grip on the European continent, which the Allies called "Fortress Europe." Behind enemy lines, Nazi Germany was engaged in the mass extermination of the Jewish people and the oppression...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Focus 2018

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Barron, Leo.

Summary: Published to coincide with the seventieth anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, an Army veteran and historian explores one of the most famous yet little understood clashes of the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: NAL Caliber 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 BAR

Kilmeade, Brian

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.5 KIL

Summary: "In harm's way": An epic treatment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, details the devastating sneak attack on the Naval base as well as the explosive behind-the-scenes stories, and the counter-offensive. (167 min.).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA AME

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Summary: Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in the second World War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY THE

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Th

Hanson, Victor Davis

Summary: "A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya. The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books, Hachette Book Group 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 HAN

Summary: A squad of American soldiers, led by Captain Miller, go behind enemy lines to save a missing paratrooper. Includes featurettes.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Pictures 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA SAV

Firme, Tom

Summary: "Learn about the history of World War II (1939-1945) on the Asian and Pacific fronts in this volume of History Summarized. Each volume in this series concisely surveys a major historical event or interrelated series of events or a major cultural, economic, political, or social movement." -- Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 FIR

Henzel, Cynthia Kennedy

Summary: Details the major battles on the western front as well as the dynamics of trench warfare from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.4 HEN

Summary: After landing with Allied troops in Anzio Italy in 1944, war correspondent Dick Ennis and buddy Corporal Rabinoff tell Anzio commander General Lesley that the road to Rome is wide open. But instead of heading to Rome, Lesley attempts to build a coastal stronghold, only to discover that the Germans have outflanked them by enclosing the Anzio beachhead.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ANZ

Summary: "What happened at Dunkirk in May 1940 must rank as one of the greatest maritime evacuations in history. A third of a million British soldiers were facing annihilation but just days later the majority had been rescued and Churchill had delivered his most famous speech. Vowing never to surrender. This gripping drama/documentary from the BBC offices a unique perspective and a true understanding of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DUN RATED NOT RATED

Watkins, Steve

Summary: "Anderson and his friends Greg and Julie have been doing everything they can to avoid the battered trunk full of old military things in the basement of his family's junk shop. Only, staying away seems impossible, and this time Anderson discovers a dusty World War II medic's bag inside the trunk. But who does it belong to?"--Back cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WAT

Summary: During the last major German offensive of WWII, a group of daring American soldiers set out to turn the war against all odds. Their mission will take them deep into German territory to derail Nazi efforts in obtaining the ultimate super weapon.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD COM

Summary: "On June 6, 1944, the greatest military operation in the history of the world succeeded in landing more than 150,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Northern France. Before the battle of Normandy was won in late August, these troops endured some of the most costly fighting of World War II. This video looks back sixty years on this awesome military event from the point of view of soldiers,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: FamilyNet 2004

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV OVE

Summary: Sharpe is back with three more edge-of-your-seat, feature-length episodes set during the Napoleonic wars of 19th century Spain.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC 2017

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SHA

Beevor, Antony

Summary: "On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books 2018

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Kershaw, Alex.

Summary: "Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil; the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge; the Canadian brothers who led their...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 756.5 KER

Luttrell, Marcus.

Summary: On a clear night in June 2005, four Navy SEALs left their Afghanistan base for the Pakistani border on a mission to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell and that desperate battle in the mountains. It is the story of the teammates who fought ferociously beside him until he was the last one left. And it is the story of how, badly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 958.104 LUT

Macintyre, Ben

Summary: Chronicles World War II's pivotal deception by two British naval officers who successfully fed false intelligence to the Nazis about where Allied forces were planning an attack in southern Europe.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 MAC

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: CD MAC

Hamilton, Nigel

Summary: "Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command drew on years of archival research and interviews to portray FDR in a tight close up, as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II. Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel--suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs--of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy. Roosevelt knew that the Allies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 HAM

Kolpin, Molly.

Summary: "Describes the biggest battles of the American Civil War, including the first and second Battles of Bull Run, Gettysburg, Antietam, and Shiloh"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.7 KOL

Shaara, Jeff

Summary: The Civil War did not end quietly. It climaxed in a storm of fury that lay waste to everything in its path. The Fateful Lightning brings to life those final brutal, bloody months of fighting with you-are-there immediacy.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SHA

Shaara, Jeff

Summary: The master of military historical fiction turns his discerning eye to the Korean War in this riveting new novel, which tells the dramatic story of the Americans and the Chinese who squared off in one of the deadliest campaigns in the annals of combat: the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, also known as Frozen Chosin.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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