Bibliography of World War II

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This is a bibliography of works on World War II.


Battles and campaigns

European theatre

Invasions of France and the Low Countries

Battle of Britain

  • Addison, Paul and Jeremy Craig (eds.) Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain's Finest Hour, May to September 1940. London: Bodley Head, 2010.

Balkan Campaign

  • Beevor, Antony. Crete: The Battle and the Resistance. London: John Murray, 1991.

East African Campaign

North African Campaign

Battle of Stalingrad

Italian Campaign

  • Atkinson, Rick. The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2007.

Operation Bodyguard

Liberation of Europe

  • Ambrose, Stephen. Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
  • —. D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climatic Battle of World War II. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.
  • —. Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985.
  • Atkinson, Rick. The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944–1945. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2013.
  • Balkokski, Joseph. Beyond the Beachhead: The 29th Infantry Division in Normandy. Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, 1999.
  • Bédarida, François (ed.). Normandie 44, du débarquement à la libération [Normandy 44: Landing to the Liberation]. Paris: A. Michel, 1987.
  • Beevor, Antony. Ardennes 1944: Battle of the Bulge. London: Viking, 2015.
  • —. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy. London: Penguin, 2009.
  • Harding, Stephen. The Last Battle: When U.S. and German Soldiers Joined Forces in the Waning Hours of World War II in Europe. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2013. - Battle for Castle Itter
  • Kershaw, Alex. The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II's Most Decorated Platoon. Boston: Da Capo Press, 2004.
  • Ryan, Cornelius. A Bridge Too Far. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974. - Operation Market Garden
  • —. The Longest Day. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1959. - Normandy landings

Operation Bagration

  • Adair, Paul. Hitler's Greatest Defeat: The Collapse of Army Group Centre, June 1944. London: Arms and Armour, 1994.

Battle of Berlin

Pacific theatre

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Guadalcanal Campaign

Operation Hailstone

Battle of Iwo Jima

  • Albee, Jr., Parker Bishop and Keller Cushing Freeman. Shadow of Suribachi: Raising the Flags on Iwo Jima. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1995.

Battle of Okinawa

  • Spurr, Russell. A Glorious Way to Die: The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945. New York: Newmarket Press, 1981.

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Strategic bombing

Biographies or autobiographies

Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • Ambrose, Stephen. Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945: The Decision to Halt at the Elbe. New York: W.W. Norton, 1967.
  • —. Eisenhower: Soldier and President. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.
  • —. Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect, 1890-1952. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983.
  • —. The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower. New York: Doubleday, 1970.
  • D'Este, Carlo. Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life. London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2003.
  • Eisenhower, David. Eisenhower at War, 1943-1945. New York: Random House, 1986.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. New York: Doubleday, 1948. - memoirs
  • Eisenhower, John. General Ike. New York: Free Press, 2003.
  • Krieg, Joann P. (ed.) Dwight D. Eisenhower, Soldier, President, Statesman. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
  • Parmet, Herbert S. Eisenhower and the American Crusades. New York: Macmillan, 1972.
  • Smith, Jean Edward. Eisenhower in War and Peace. New York: Random House, 2012.
  • Wicker, Tom. Dwight D. Eisenhower. New York: Times Books, 2012.

Adolf Hitler

William Lyon Mackenzie King

Pope Pius XII

Harry S. Truman





  • Amouroux, Henri. La Grande Histoire des Français sous l’Occupation. [The Grand History of the French Under Occupation]. Paris: R. Laffont, 1976-1993. (10 vols)
  • Aron, Robert. France Reborn: The History of the Liberation, June 1944-May 1945. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1964.
  • King, David. Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris. New York: Crown, 2011.





Soviet Union

  • Andreyev, Catherine. Vlasov and the Russian Liberation Movement, Soviet Reality and Emigré Theories. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1987.
  • Applebaum, Anne. Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps. New York: Doubleday, 2003.
  • Bacon, Edwin. The Gulag at War: Stalin's Forced Labour System in Light of the Archives. New York: New York Univ. Press, 1994.
  • Barber, John and Mark Harrison. The Soviet Home Front, 1941-1945: A Social and Economic History of the USSR in World War II. London: Longman, 1991.
  • Gordin, I. (ed.) Nasha voina. [Our War]. Saint Petersburg: Izd-vo zhurnala "Zvezda", 2005.
  • Landwehr, Richard. Fighting for Freedom: The Ukrainian Volunteer Division of the Waffen-SS. Silver Spring, Md.: Bibliophile Legion Books, 1985.
  • Meltyukhov, Mikhail. Stalin's Missed Chance. - alleges that the Soviet Union was preparing to attack Germany when Operation Barbarossa began
  • Suvorov, Viktor. M-Day. - alleges that the Soviet Union was preparing to attack Germany when Operation Barbarossa began

United Kingdom

United States



Nuremberg Trials