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The books list starts after the explanation chart. This page updated 09 January 2003. An updated summary, with catalogue references, is avaialble here.

Term Explanation

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*****Book Series*****

CFRM = books seen by us (confirmed) * B/II = Ballantine's Illustrated History of World War II
cfrm = books confirmed by someone else but not seen by us * B/VC = Ballantine Illustrated History of the Violent Century
POSS = books seen on a list but not confirmed (possible) * PURNELL = Purnell's History of the Second World War
* = unknown or unlikely * P/BI =Pan/Ballantine Illustrated History of the First World War
NO# = confirmed but no number * P/BII =Pan/Ballantine Illustrated History of World War II
  * SILVER = Ballantine Printed with a silver cover

BATTLE BOOKS

# ***********TITLE*********** B/II B/VC PURNELL P/B I P/B II SILVER AUTHOR
1 D-DAY:SPEARHEAD OF INVASION CFRM CFRM * * POSS CFRM THOMPSON, R.
2 THEIR FINEST HOUR: THE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 CFRM POSS * * POSS CFRM BISHOP, E.
3 STALINGRAD:THE TURNING POINT CFRM cfrm * * POSS * JUKES, G.
4 BASTOGNE:THE ROAD BLOCK CFRM POSS * * POSS * ELSTOB, P.
5 SEIGE OF LENINGRAD,THE CFRM POSS * * POSS * WYKES, A.
6 BATTLE FOR BERLIN:THE END OF THE THIRD REICH CFRM POSS * * CFRM NO# ZIEMKE, E.
7 KURSK:THE CLASH OF ARMOR CFRM POSS * * POSS * JUKES, G.
7 OPERATION CITADEL * * * * * * JUKES, G.
8 TARAWA:A LEGEND IS BORN CFRM POSS * * POSS * SHAW, H.
9 AIRBORNE CARPET:OPERATION MARKET GARDEN CFRM POSS * * POSS * FARRAR-HOCKLEY,A.
9 OPERATION MARKET GARDEN POSS * * * POSS * FARRAR-HOCKLEY,A.
9 ZEEBRUGGE:23 APRIL 1918 * POSS * * * * STOCK, J.
10 NORMANDY BRIDGEHEAD POSS POSS * * POSS * ESSAME, H.
10 PEARL HARBOR CFRM cfrm * * POSS * BARKER, A.
11 LEYTE GULF:ARMADA IN THE PACIFIC CFRM POSS CFRM * POSS * MACINTYRE, D.
12 OKINAWA: TOUCHSTONE TO VICTORY CFRM POSS * * POSS * FRANK, B.
13 DEFENSE OF MOSCOW, THE CFRM POSS CFRM * POSS * JUKES, G.
14 RAID ON St NAZAIRE CFRM POSS * * POSS * MASON, D.
15 ANZIO:THE BID FOR ROME CFRM POSS * * POSS cfrm HIBBERT, C.
16 CASSINO * CFRM * * POSS * GRAHAM, D.
17 LONDON'S BURNING CFRM POSS * * POSS * FITZGIBBON, C.
18 KASSERINE: BAPTISM OF FIRE CFRM POSS * * POSS * RUTHERFORD, W.
19 BATTLE OF THE REICHSWALD CFRM cfrm * * POSS * ELSTOB, P.
20 MIDWAY:THE TURNING POINT CFRM POSS * * POSS * BARKER, A.
21 BATTLE OF THE RUHR POCKET * CFRM * * POSS * WHITING, C.
22 BEDA FOMM: THE CLASSIC VICTORY * CFRM * * POSS * MACKSEY, K.
23 BIR HACHEIM * CFRM * * NO# * HOLMES, R.
24 SALERNO * CFRM * * NO# * MASON, D.
25 ARMOURED ONSLAUGHT:8th AUGUST 1918 * CFRM * * * * ORGILL, D.
26 VIMY RIDGE 1914-18 * CFRM * * * * MACKSEY, K.
27 RHINE CROSSING * CFRM * * * * STOCK, J.
28 ARGONNE:1918 THE AEF IN FRANCE * CFRM * * * * GREGORY, B.
29 ROTTERDAM:INVASION OF HOLLAND * CFRM * * * * STEENBEEK, W.
30 PLOESTI: OIL STRIKE * CFRM * * * * Sweetman, J.
31 ZEEBRUGGE:23 APRIL 1918 * CFRM * * * * STOCK, J.
32 IWO JIMA * CFRM * * * * RUSSELL, M.
33 DIEN BIEN PHU * CFRM * * * * KEEGAN, J.
? ARMORED BREAKTHROUGH * * * * * * ORGILL, D.
? BARBAROSSA POSS * * * * * KEEGAN,J.
? NIVELLE OFFENSIVE * * * * * * WILLIAMS,J.
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CAMPAIGN BOOKS

# ***********TITLE*********** B/II B/VC PURNELL P/B I P/B II SILVER AUTHOR
1 BARBAROSSA:INVASION OF RUSSIA,1941 POSS POSS * * POSS * KEEGAN, J.
1 AFRICA CORPS CFRM CFRM * * POSS CFRM MACKSEY, K.
2 RAIDERS,THE:DESERT STRIKE FORCE CFRM POSS * * CFRM * SWINSON, A.
3 SICILY:WHOSE VICTORY? CFRM POSS CFRM * POSS POSS BLUMENSON, M.
4 BREAKOUT:DRIVE TO THE SEINE CFRM POSS CFRM * POSS * MASON, D.
5 DEFEAT IN MALAYA:THE FALL OF SIGNAPORE CFRM POSS * * POSS * SWINSON, A.
6 FRANCE:SUMMER 1940 CFRM POSS * * POSS * WILLIAMS, J.
7 BOMBER OFFENSIVE: THE DEVASTATION OF EUROPE CFRM POSS * * cfrm * FRANKLAND, N.
8 NUREMBERG RALLIES,THE CFRM POSS * * POSS * WYKES, A.
9 JAPAN:THE FINAL AGONY CFRM POSS POSS * POSS * COOX, A.
10 LIBERATION OF THE PHILLIPINES CFRM POSS * * POSS * FALK, S.
10 NORMANDY BRIDGEHEAD CFRM POSS * * POSS * ESSAME, H.
11 BARBAROSSA: INVASION OF RUSSIA 1941 * CFRM * * POSS * KEEGAN, J.
12 * * * * * * * *
13 NEW GUINEA:THE TIDE IS STEMMED * CFRM * * POSS * VADER, J.
14 GUADALCANAL:ISLAND ORDEAL * CFRM * * POSS * KENT, G.
15 NEW GEORGIA: PATTERN FOR VICTORY * CFRM * * POSS * HORTON, D.
16 FALL OF THE PHILLIPINES * CFRM * * POSS * RUTHERFORD, W.
17 SCHWEINFURT: DISASTER IN THE SKY * CFRM * * POSS * SWEETMAN, J.
18 CARPATHIAN DISASTER:DEATH OF AN ARMY * CFRM * * * * JUKES, G.
19 OPENING MOVES 1914 * CFRM * * * * KEEGAN, J.
20 TANGANYIKA GUERRILLA * CFRM * BK#4 * * SIBLEY, J.
21 PACIFIC ONSLAUGHT:7th DEC 1941/7th FEB 1943 * CFRM * * NO# * KENNEDY, P.
22 OPERATION TORCH:ANGLO-AMERICAN INVASION NORTH AFRICA * cfrm * * NO# * JONES, V.
23 OVER THE HUMP: AIRLIFT TO CHINA * CFRM * * * * KOENING, W.
24 WINTER WAR:RUSSIA AGAINST FINLAND * CFRM * * NO# * CONDON, R.
25 PACIFIC VICTORY * CFRM * * * * KENNEDY, P.
26 TOBRUK: THE SIEGE * CFRM * * * * STOCK, P.
27 SIX DAY WAR * CFRM * * * * BARKER, A.
28 BLOODIEST VICTORY: PALAUS AMERICA'S PACIFIC OFFENSIVE 1944 * CFRM * * * * FALK, S.
29 THE YOM KIPPUR WAR * CFRM * * * * BARKER, A.
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OPENING MOVES: AUGUST 1914 * * * BK#1 * * KEEGAN, J.
? BREAKOUT FROM NORMANDY * POSS * * * * MASON, D.
? EAST AFRICAN CAMPAIGN * POSS * * * * SIBLEY, R.
? BRUSILOV OFFENSIVE * POSS * * * * JUKES, G.
? DEFENSE OF MOSCOW * POSS * * * * JUKES, G.
? NUREMBERG RALLIES * POSS * * * * WYKES, A.

FULL COLOUR SPECIAL

# ***********TITLE*********** B/II B/VC PURNELL P/B I P/B II SILVER AUTHOR
1 NAZI REGALIA * CFRM * * * * PIA, J.
2 SS REGALIA * cfrm * * * * PIA, J.
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HUMAN CONFLICT

# ***********TITLE*********** B/II B/VC PURNELL P/B I P/B II SILVER AUTHOR
1 OLMPIAD 1936:BLAZE OF GLORY FOR HITLERS REICH * CFRM * * * * HOLMES, J.
2 LIDICE SACRIFICIAL VILLAGE * CFRM * * * * BRADLEY, J.
3 DEATH RAILWAY * CFRM * * * * KINVIG, C.
4 GENOCIDE:THE JEWS IN EUROPE 1939-45 * CFRM * * * * RUTHERFORD,W.
5 BLOODY ULSTER * CFRM * * * * BARKER, A.
6 * * * * * * * *
7 * * * * * * * *
8 NUREMBERG TRIALS * POSS * * * * KAHN, L.
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? St.VALENTINES DAY * * * * * * RUTHERFORD,W.
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POLITICS IN ACTION

# ***********TITLE*********** B/II B/VC PURNELL P/B I P/B II SILVER AUTHOR
1 CONSPIRATORS,THE * CFRM * * POSS * MANVELL, R.
2 BLACKSHIRTS:FASCISM IN BRITAIN * CFRM * * * * SHERMER, D.
3 REICHSTAG FIRE: ASHES OF DEMOCRACY * CFRM * * * * PRITCHARD,J.
4 RAPE OF ETHIOPIA 1935, THE * CFRM * * * * BARKER, A.
5 WARSAW RISING * CFRM * * * * DESCHNER, G.
6 HITLER YOUTH: THE DUPED GENERATION * CFRM * * * * KOCH, H.
7 NIGHT OF THE LONGKNIVES, THE * CFRM * * * * TOLSTOY, N.
8 NUREMBERG RALLIES, THE * * * * POSS * WYKES, A.
8 NUREMBERG TRIALS * CFRM * * * * KAHN, L.
9 FREEDOM FOR WOMEN * CFRM * * * * TREMANI, R.
10 BERLIN BLOCKADE * CFRM * * * * MAN, J.
11 REVOLT IN GHANA * POSS * * * * ROONEY, D.

WAR LEADERS

# ***********TITLE*********** B/II B/VC PURNELL P/B I P/B II SILVER AUTHOR
1 PATTON cfrm POSS * * POSS CFRM WHITING, C.
2 MACARTHUR POSS CFRM * * POSS * MAYER, S.
3 HITLER CFRM CFRM * * POSS POSS WYKES, A.
4 STILWELL * CFRM * * POSS * ROONEY, D.
5 BRADLEY * CFRM * * * * WHITING, C.
5 SLIM cfrm POSS * * CFRM * CALVERT, M.
6 MOUNTBATTEN POSS CFRM * * POSS * SWINSON, A.
7 DE.GAULLE * CFRM * * * * MASSON, P.
7 EISENHOWER * POSS * * CFRM * BLUMENSON, M.
8 GORING * CFRM * * * * MANVELL, R.
9 EISENHOWER * CFRM * * POSS * BLUMENSON, M.
10 TITO * CFRM * * * * AUTY, P.
11 SKORZENY * CFRM * * * * WHITING, C.
12 SLIM * CFRM * * POSS * CALVERT, M.
13 MUSSOLINI * CFRM * * POSS * HIBBERT, C.
14 HIMMLER * CFRM * * POSS * WYKES, A.
15 STUDENT * CFRM * * * * FARRAR-HOCKLEY,A.
16 CHURCHILL * CFRM * * POSS * MASON, D.
17 GOEBBELS * CFRM * * * * WYKES, A.
18 LAWRENCE * CFRM * * * * ORGILL, D.
19 MACARTHUR IN JAPAN * CFRM * * * * MAYER, S.
20 GUDERIAN * CFRM * * * * KEEGAN, 
21 STAUFFENBERG * CFRM * * * * GRABER, G.
22 HEYDRICH * CFRM * * * * WYKES, A.
23 CHURCHILL,1914-1918 * CFRM * * * * MASON, D.
24 YAMASHITA * CFRM * * * * BARKER, A.
25 RUNDSTEDT * CFRM * * * * KEEGAN, J.
26 HALSEY * CFRM * * * * FRANK, B.
27 ROMMEL POSS CFRM * * * * SIBLEY, R./FRY, M.
28 ZHUKOV: MARSHAL OF THE SOVIET UNION * CFRM * * * * CHANEY Jr., O.
29 MONTGOMERY * CFRM * * * * THOMPSON, R.
30 TOJO * cfrm * * * * COOX, A.
31 STALIN * CFRM * * * * TREMAIN, R.
? CLAIRE CHENNAULT * * * * * * HEIFERMAN, R.
? HESS * * * * * * MANVELL, R.

WEAPONS BOOKS

# ***********TITLE*********** B/II B/VC PURNELL P/B I P/B II SILVER AUTHOR
1 U-BOAT:THE SECRET MENACE CFRM CFRM * * POSS CFRM MASON, D.
2 PANZER DIVISION:THE MAILED FIST CFRM POSS * * POSS CFRM MACKSEY, K.
3 AIRCRAFT CARRIER:THE MAJESTIC WEAPON CFRM POSS * * POSS * MACINTYRE, D.
4 ME 109 CFRM POSS * * POSS CFRM CAIDIN, M.
5 GERMAN SECRET WEAPONS BLUEPRINT FOR MARS CFRM POSS CFRM * POSS CFRM FORD, B.
6 SPITFIRE CFRM POSS * * POSS * VADER, J.
7 COMMANDO CFRM POSS cfrm * NO# POSS YOUNG, P.
8 SS and GESTAPO CFRM POSS * * POSS POSS MANVELL, R.
9 ZERO FIGHTER CFRM POSS POSS * POSS * CAIDIN, M.
10 LUFTWAFFE CFRM cfrm * * NO# * PRICE, A.
11 GUNS,THE:1939/45 CFRM POSS * * POSS CFRM HOGG, I.
12 AIRBORNE CFRM POSS * * * * MACDONALD, C.
13 PT BOATS CFRM POSS * * * * COOPER, B.
14 PACIFIC HAWK:KITTYHAWKS CFRM POSS * * POSS * VADER, J.
15 TANK FORCE:ALLIED ARMOR IN WORLD WAR II CFRM POSS * * NO# * MACKSEY, K.
16 WAFFEN SS,THE:ASPHALT SOLDIERS CFRM POSS * * POSS * KEEGAN, J.
17 B-29: THE SUPERFORTRESS CFRM POSS * * POSS CFRM BERGER, C.
18 BARRAGE: THE GUNS IN ACTION CFRM POSS * * POSS * HOGG, I.
19 ALLIED SECRET WEAPONS: THE WAR OF SCIENCE CFRM POSS CFRM * POSS CFRM FORD, B.
20 ROCKET FIGHTER POSS POSS * * POSS CFRM GREEN, W.
21 T-34:RUSSIAN ARMOR CFRM POSS * * POSS * ORGILL, D.
22 SUICIDE WEAPON * CFRM * * POSS * BARKER, A.
23 HITLER'S HIGH SEAS FLEET * CFRM * * POSS * HUMBLE, R.
24 MOSQUITO: WOODEN WONDER * CFRM * * * * BISHOP, E.
25 INFANTRY WEAPONS * CFRM * * POSS * WEEKS, J.
26 P-51:MUSTANG: BOMBER ESCORT * CFRM * * POSS POSS HESS, W.
27 THE GUNS: 1914-18 * CFRM * * * * HOGG, I.
28 TRENCH FIGHTING:1914-1918 * CFRM * BK#2 * * MESSENGER, C.
29 FLYING TIGERS: CHENNAULT IN CHINA * CFRM * * POSS * HEIFERNAN, R.
30 LANCASTER BOMBER * CFRM * * POSS * TUBBS, D.
31 MERRILL'S MAURAUDERS * CFRM * * NO# * BAKER, A.
32 GERMAN GENERAL STAFF * CFRM * * * * LEACH, B.
33 JAPANESE HIGH SEAS FLEET * CFRM * * * * HUMBLE, R.
34 CHINDITS: LONG RANGE PENETRATION POSS CFRM * * NO# * CALVERT, M.
35 CONDOR LEGION * CFRM * * * * ELSTOB, P.
36 INDESTRUCTIBLE JEEP * CFRM * * * * DENFELD, D./FRY, M.
37 GRENADES AND MORTARS * CFRM * * * * HOGG, I.
38 WELLINGTON BOMBER * CFRM * * * * BISHOP, E.
39 HITLER'S BODYGUARDS:SS LEIBSTANDARTE * CFRM * * * * WYKES, A.
40 B-17 * CFRM * * * * HESS, W.
41 GERMAN ARMOR * CFRM * * * * ORGILL, D.
42 MIDGET SUBMARINE * CFRM * * * * GLEASON,J./WALDRON,T.
43 GAS * CFRM * * * * HOGG, I.
44 DC-3 * cfrm * * * * PEARCY, A.
? ALLIED ARMOR * * * * * * MACKSEY, K.
? BUCCANEERS,THE * * * * * * COOPER, B.

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