World War Books We All Should Read

A Listmania! list by Stephen Smith "threeangels123" (U.K.)
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The First Day on the Somme (Penguin Classic Military History)
1.  The First Day on the Somme (Penguin Classic Military History) by Martin Middlebrook
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  "Harrowing, Heart Wrenching. Everyone should read this book in order to learn how England's youth was decimated in the fileds of Picardy."
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The Holocaust
2.  The Holocaust by Martin Gilbert
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  "We should never forget. The complete chronical of this terrible era in world history."
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The Hardest Day: Battle of Britain, 18 August 1940 (Cassell Military Paperbacks)
3.  The Hardest Day: Battle of Britain, 18 August 1940 (Cassell Military Paperbacks) by Alfred Price
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  "An excellent book describing how, on one day of the Battle of Britain, the RAF began to turn the tide in their favour."
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D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
4.  D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose
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  "Learn about the greatest seaborne invasion of all time. Ambrose mixes the strategy with the personal accounts of the veterans from both sides."
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Nam: The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There (Abacus Books)
5.  Nam: The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There (Abacus Books) by Mark Baker
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  "A chance for the veterans of this terrible war to be heard."
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We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang : the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
6.  We Were Soldiers Once...and Young: Ia Drang : the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam by Lt. Gen. H.G. Moore
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  "Read about war at its' worst and its' best."
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The Nuremberg Raid: 30-31 March 1944 (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
7.  The Nuremberg Raid: 30-31 March 1944 (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) by Martin Middlebrook
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  "The most costly raid for RAF Bomber Command in WWII. Middlebrook retells the story using veteran's accounts."
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The Forgotten Soldier (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
8.  The Forgotten Soldier (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) by Guy Sajer
The list author says:
  "Read about the war from a German soldier's perspective. It doen't get any more harrowing than this."
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Bomber: Events Relating to the Last Flight of an RAF Bomber Over Germany on the Night of June 31st, 1943
9.  Bomber: Events Relating to the Last Flight of an RAF Bomber Over Germany on the Night of June 31st, 1943 by Len Deighton
The list author says:
  "Although fictional, Deighton tells you how the RAF bomber war was fought. He also explains it from the German side."
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The Railway Man
10.  The Railway Man by Eric Lomax
The list author says:
  "Learn how a man who endured the horrors of the Japanese POW camps. Then learn how he met and forgave one of his captors. It is an emotional story told by a man who I have the utmost respect for."
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