Here you will find books that mostly focus on the Second World War.
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Return to Vienna: The Special Operations Executive and the Rebirth of Austria, by Peter Dixon, tells the stories of the women and men of SOE who believed in Austria as an independent nation and worked towards its release from Nazi domination.
Setting the Med Ablaze, by Peter Dixon, tells the story of the Special Operations Executive’s secret North African base. Code-named Massingham, it spearheaded subversion and sabotage in what Winston Churchill called ‘the soft underbelly’ of Europe. It played a key role in the Allied offensive in the Mediterranean islands, Italy and France. The book was published in June 2020.
Guardians of Churchill’s Secret Army, by Peter Dixon, tells the stories of the men who were ordered to keep Churchill’s subversive secret agents safe. The book was published on 25th June 2018.
The Bride’s Trunk, by Ingrid Dixon, is a moving family saga that tells the true story of a German girl growing up in Nazi times, finding love with an enemy soldier and starting a new life in his homeland. The book was published on 15th July 2016.
Divided by History, by Peter Dixon, unearths the roots of Sudanese conflict over the past millennia. It was published in June 2019.