Details of relevant resources, including books, book reviews, CFPs and conferences will be posted here on a regular basis.

Book Reviews

Peter N. Carroll. From Guernica to Human Rights: Essays on the Spanish Civil War. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2015. 216 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-238-0.
Reviewed by Brian R. Price (Hawaii Pacific University). Published on H-War (June, 2016).

Anna Cichopek-Gajraj. Beyond Violence: Jewish Survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-48. New Studies in European History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 297 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-03666-6.
Reviewed by Tomasz Frydel (University of Toronto). Published on H-Poland (June, 2016).

David P. Colley. Seeing the War: The Stories behind the Famous Photographs from World War II. Lebanon: ForeEdge, 2015. Illustrations. 192 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61168-726-2.
Reviewed by Mark Bernhardt (Jackson State University). Published on H-War (May, 2016).

Hedda Kalshoven, ed. Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany. Translated by Hester Velmans and Peter Fritzsche. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014. xxxiv + 253 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07985-6; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03830-3.
Reviewed by W. Mikkel Dack (University of Calgary). Published on H-German (May, 2016).

Peter F. Dembowski. Memoirs Red and White: Poland, the War, and After. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. 216 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-268-02620-2.
Reviewed by Matthew Schwonek (Air University, Air Command and Staff College). Published on H-War (April, 2016).

Cecile Esther Kuznitz. YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 324 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-01420-6.
Reviewed by Katherine Lebow (Central European University). Published on H-Poland (April, 2016).

Ştefan Cristian Ionescu. Jewish Resistance to ‘Romanianization’, 1940–44. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. xv + 270 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-48458-1.
Reviewed by Cosmin Sebastian Cercel (University of Nottingham). Published on H-Nationalism (April, 2016).

Jerome W. Sheridan. American Airman in the Belgian Resistance: Gerald E. Sorensen and the Transatlantic Alliance. Jefferson: McFarland, 2014. 260 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9497-2.
Reviewed by Lisa Beckenbaugh (Benedictine College). Published on H-War (March, 2016).

Eric T. Jennings. Free French Africa in World War II: The African Resistance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 315 pp. $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-69697-6.
Reviewed by Sarah Zimmerman (Western Washington University). Published on H-Diplo (February, 2016).

Claudio Pavone. A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance. Ed. Stanislao Pugliese. Trans. Peter Levy and David Broder. New York: Verso, 2013. Pp. xxiv, 744. ISBN 978–1–84467–750–4.
Reviewed by Richard Hammond (Joint Services Command and Staff College). Published on Michigan War Studies Review (February 2016).

Jelena Batinić. Women and Yugoslav Partisans: A History of World War II Resistance. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. x + 287 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-09107-8.
Reviewed by Robin Lech (Air University, Air Command and Staff College). Published on H-War (January, 2016).

Michael Neiberg. Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. New York: Basic Books, 2015. 336 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-07525-6.
Reviewed by Ryan Wadle (Air University eSchool). Published on H-War (December, 2015).


Call for Papers

Italy’s Decade of War: 1935-45 in International Perspective
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 6-7 September 2016

Keynote speakers
Professor MacGregor Knox (London School of Economics)
Professor Nicola Labanca (Università degli Studi di Siena)

From the invasion of Abyssinia to the end of World War II, Italy experienced a decade of war. This conference aims to re-evaluate the history of the Italian experience during this ten-year period with a unifying perspective that places the Italian Fascist regime and its foreign and military enterprises in an entirely internationalised framework of analysis. It will bring an international focus upon the Italian role in the break-down of the international system and appeasement, and will analyse the consequences of Italian militarism on a global scale. It will explore comparative and transnational histories of the Italian occupations of France, the Balkans, Greece, and Albania, as well as the Allied occupation of Italy following the defeat. The conference will seek to place particular emphasis upon the significance of the Mediterranean region in the wider history of the Second World War, exploring the broader implications of Italy’s actions in Africa and the Middle East. It will also look at Italian diplomatic, military and economic relations with Britain, the United States, and Nazi Germany, as well as those with other states such as Vichy France and Spain.

We invite proposals for 20-25 minute papers on any aspect of the conference theme. Proposals for panels of two or three papers are particularly welcome. Paper proposals should comprise an abstract of 250-300 words and a one-page CV. Please send proposals in English in a single PDF file to Dr Marco Maria Aterrano and Dr Karine Varley at: by 31 March 2016.

Further information here.


Crossing Borders: The Spanish Civil War and transnational mobilisation
Marking 80 years since the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, this two-day international conference will explore the origins and experiences of transnational mobilisation during the conflict and the immediate post-war period. It will bring together researchers working on military, medical, humanitarian and cultural aspects of mobilisation both inside and outside Spain.

The conference will take place on 30 June and 1 July 2016 at Birkbeck College in London. The deadline for proposals is 30 November 2015. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to, together with a brief biography (50 words). Decisions will be made by 31 December 2015. For more information, see here.