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              Books by Professor of Law James Holland

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              Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
               

              Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943 (Hardback)

              By Holland, Professor of Law James

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              The night of 16 May, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood ...to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine. From the outset it was an almost impossible task, a suicide mission: to fly low and at night in formation over many miles of enemy-occupied territory at the very limit of the Lancasters' capacity, and drop a new weapon that had never been tried operationally before from a precise height of just sixty feet from the water at some of the most heavily defended targets in Germany. More than that, the entire operation had to be put together in less than ten weeks. When visionary aviation engineer Barnes Wallis's concept of the bouncing bomb was green lighted, he hadn't even drawn up his plans for the weapon that was to smash the dams. What followed was an incredible race against time, which, despite numerous setbacks and against huge odds, became one of the most successful and game-changing bombing raids of all time.
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              ISBN 9780802121691
              Released NZ 21 Nov 2013
              Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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              Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
               

              Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II (Hardback)

              By Holland, Professor of Law James

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              The vivid and largely untold story of the dramatic Allied air campaign against Germany that was a turning point in World War II and ultimately crucial to the success of D-Day and the Allied invasion of Europe

              ISBN 9780802128393
              Released NZ 6 Nov 2018
              Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
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              Our Mind
                

              Our Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Butler, Joshua James Holland; Holland, Professor of Law James

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              ISBN 9781436347396
              Released NZ 2 Apr 2009
              Publisher XLIBRIS
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              The Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History; May-October 1940
               

              The Battle of Britain: Five Months That Changed History; May-October 1940 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holland, Professor of Law James

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              The definitive account of the Battle of Britain from acclaimed historian James Holland. If Hitler fails to invade or destroy Britain, he has lost the war, Churchill said in the summer of 1940. He was right. The Battle of Britain was a crucial turning point in the history of the S...econd World War. Had Britain's defences collapsed, Hitler would have dominated all of Europe and been able to turn his full attention east to the Soviet Union. The German invasion of France and the Low Countries in May 1940 was unlike any the world had ever seen. It hit with a force and aggression that no-one could counter and in just a few short weeks, all in their way crumbled under the force of the Nazi hammer blow. With France facing defeat and with British forces pressed back to the Channel, there were few who believed Britain could possibly survive. Soon, it seemed, Hitler would have all of Europe at his feet. Yet Hitler's forces were not quite the Goliath they at first seemed, while her leadership lacked the single-minded purpose, vision and direction that had led to such success on land. Nor was Britain any David. Thanks to a sophisticated defensive system and the combined efforts of the RAF, Royal Navy as well as the mounting sense of collective defiance led by a new Prime Minister, Britain was not ready to roll over just yet. From clashes between coastal convoys and Schnellboote in the Channel to astonishing last stands in Flanders, and from the slaughter by the U-boats in the icy Atlantic to the dramatic aerial battles over England, The Battle of Britain tells this most epic of stories from all sides, drawing on extensive new research from around the world. In so doing, it paints a complete picture of that extraordinary summer -- a time in which the fate of the world truly hung by a thread.
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              ISBN 9781250002150
              Released NZ 14 Feb 2012
              Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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              The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941
               

              The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941 (Hardback)

              By Holland, Professor of Law James

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              Originally published: London: Bantam Press, 2015.

              ISBN 9780802123978
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2015
              Publisher Atlantic Monthly Press
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              Series War in the West
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