DAVID CROZIER'S LEGENDARY SHORTS: Moscow 1941; Bletchley Park's secrets and Forgotten Lunatics.

MOSCOW 1941 by Rodric Braithwaite Profile, £9.99 One of the most acclaimed history titles of 2006 is now available in paperback with this, Braithwaite s epic story of the Battle of Moscow. The battle was fought over a territory the size of France. Seven

MOSCOW 1941

by Rodric Braithwaite

Profile, £9.99

One of the most acclaimed history titles of 2006 is now available in paperback with this, Braithwaite's epic story of the Battle of Moscow.


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The battle was fought over a territory the size of France. Seven million officers and men fought (Stalingrad involved four million) and 926,000 Soviet soldiers were killed - more than the combined casualties of the British and Americans in the whole of the Second World War.

Based on huge research and scores of interviews, this book offers an unforgettable narrative of the action and telling portraits of not only Stalin and his generals but also of the 'ordinary' individuals caught up in the battle.

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COLOSSUS: BLETCHLEY PARK'S GREATEST SECRET

by Paul Gannon

Atlantic, £12.99

Using recently declassified information, this is the last untold story of Bletchley Park - a gripping account of the invention of the world's first true computer, Colossus, and the crucial part played in winning the Second World War.

An extraordinary tale which deserves to be read.

FORGOTTEN LUNATICS OF THE GREAT WAR

by Peter Barham

Yale University Press, £16.99

Doesn't sound too promising a title, but Peter Barham has actually come up with an accessible even engrossing book which, although far from a comfortable read, is far more moving than you might expect.

It recounts the histories of the British servicemen who suffered as psychiatric casualties of the First World War, a subject often touched in fiction but this is the real thing. A little long, perhaps, but text books - and that's what it feels like - often are.

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