Laurence Rees' new book is published in the USA.
The rise of Poland
The Second World War didn't really end for the Poles until the fall of Communism in 1989.
World class historians
Many of the greatest WW2 experts in the world are interviewed at length, exclusively for WW2History.com.
Development of Auschwitz 3
In September 1941 the Nazis began building a huge new camp, just a mile and a half away from the existing main camp. They called this new camp Birkenau.
US soldier, Omaha Beach
Joseph Argenzio volunteered to serve in the US army when he was still underage, and fought on Omaha Beach on D-Day - a place which, on 6 June 1944, was one of the most dangerous places in the world to be.
The Battle of Midway
The American, Admiral Nimitz, managed to mastermind the defeat of the Imperial Navy warships directed against Midway atoll.
Laurence Rees is an acclaimed historian and filmmaker who has specialised in writing books and making TV documentary series about the Second World War for twenty years. In 2006 he won the British Book Award for history book of the year for 'Auschwitz: the Nazis and the 'Final Solution''. His many television awards include a BAFTA, a Grierson Award, a Broadcasting Press Guild Award, a BANFF festival award, an International Documentary Award, a Broadcast Award and a George Foster Peabody Award.
Read Laurence Rees’ full biography
"Rees knows a vast amount about the Second World War and his judgments can seldom be faulted."
Sir Max Hastings, Sunday Times.
"Scholars across the world owe a considerable debt of gratitude to Laurence Rees for his immense and unique contribution to historical understanding."
From the citation awarding Laurence Rees an Honorary Doctorate, University of Sheffield
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