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The Routledge Atlas of The Holocaust

Receive a 20% discount from Routledge Enter code DC360 at checkout Buy Here This Atlas presents, through 333 maps, each phase of Hitler’s war against the Jewish people, against all those with Jewish blood or of Jewish descent, wherever they could be found.  It traces the German conquest of territory

German soldiers invading Poland in 1939


©Martin Gilbert, 2009 First Published in The Observer There can have been few more skilful cover-ups in British history than the story of the British Government’s efforts to force the Poles to give up territory to Germany on the very eve of the Second World War. When Neville Chamberlain, who

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Sir Martin pays tribute to Major and Mrs Holt

Foreword to Major & Mrs Holt’s Battlefield Guide to the Somme 2008 edition by Sir Martin Gilbert,17 December 2007 Reprinted by kind permission of Major & Mrs Holt Major and Mrs Holt continue to do an important service to everyone interested in the battlefields of the First and Second World


Churchill and the Allies One Stop Search

Sir Martin Gilbert Books is proud to announce our partnership with Churchill and the Allies. Churchill Allies is a collection of organisations with a common interest in Winston S Churchill. The content from the websites of each of these partner organisations is collected here together to create one authoritative source

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Beware of Oysters in June

Oysters were the secret weapon with which Hitler might have triumphed on D-Day. Not the succulent variety to be eaten on the half-shell, but a devastating mine — code-named Oyster by the Allies — that could not be sunk: an unscupperable mine that revealed a German technology far more advanced

Great-grandson Randolph Churchill with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat at the unveiling of an Oscar Nemon bronze bust of Winston Churchill at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, 4 November 2012; Photograph:  Abir Sultan, EPA

Winston Churchill and the foundation of Israel

For the first half of this century, during one of the longest active political careers in this country, Winston Churchill was interested and sympathetic to Zionism. Hating tyranny in all its forms, he had reacted strongly against the Tzarist pogroms in the first years of the century and always understood