Books of the year


The Britain at War team picks out the top books they’ve seen in the past 12 months

Brothers in Arms

Brothers in Arms tells the story of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry from the moment the regiment arrived on the beaches of Normandy to its final hours of the war. The best way to describe this incredible book is that it is a personal mission by the author and it is all the better for it. James Holland, £25, Bantam/Penguin, ISBN: 978-1-78763-394-0

The Traitor of Colditz

What Verkaik has done here is hone in on a comparatively unknown, certainly unsavoury, part played by a double agent among the POWs. This is the revealing story of the hunt for a traitor within the castle’s walls who’s exploits threatened not just to cripple escapes, but also had the potential to cost lives. Robert Verkaik, £20, Welbeck, ISBN: 978-1-80279-076-4

Tribals, Battles and Darings

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