James Holland
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James Holland

James Holland was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and studied history at Durham University. A member of the British Commission for Military History and the Guild of Battlefield Guides, he also regularly contributes reviews and articles in national newspapers and magazines and appears on national radio. His many books include Fortress Malta, Italy’s Sorrow, The Battle of Britain and his fictional WW2 series featuring Sergeant Jack Tanner. His interviews with veterans of the Second World War are available at the Imperial War Museum and are also archived on www.secondworldwarforum.com. He lives near Salisbury with his wife, son and daughter.

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    • Normandy ‘44

    • D-Day and the Battle for France
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 24 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 138

    Renowned World War Two historian James Holland presents an entirely new perspective on one of the most important moments in recent history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • New perspectives on D-Day

    • By Ian David Williamson on 28-05-19

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Dam Busters

    • The Race to Smash the Dams, 1943
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: James Holland
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 163

    It was the night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge cylindrical bomb strapped underneath them....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting stuff - just superb

    • By CMR on 27-08-12

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Big Week

    • The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces launched their first-ever round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good focus on the air war

    • By Nick Shoubridge on 24-03-19

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The War in the West: Volume 1

    • A New History: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 26 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 215

    Holland has spent over 12 years unearthing new research, visiting archives, battlefields and the very people who fought and lived through the conflict....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshingly new view of World War 2.

    • By Ian David Williamson on 06-06-17

    Regular price: £27.99

    • The War in the West: Volume 2

    • A New History: The Allies Fight Back 1941-43
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 24 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 151

    In the second volume of his acclaimed new history of the Second World War, James Holland examines the momentous turning points of 1941-1943....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WW2 history at its best

    • By David Benjamin on 04-01-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • The Odin Mission

    • Jack Tanner, Book 1
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    April 1940: Nazi Germany has invaded neutral Norway. Fleeing north from their brutal blitzkrieg advance are three officers of the King's Guard - men who have been entrusted by the Norwegian King with a vitally important mission....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not very good

    • By Marc on 22-03-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Hellfire

    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    August, 1942. North Africa. The desert war hangs in the balance. When the commander of the Eighth Army, General Gott, is killed, it's clear that foul play is at work....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fantastic good old fashioned adventrue

    • By J NEILL on 02-02-15

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Darkest Hour

    • Jack Tanner, Book 2
    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    May 1940: Sergeant Jack Tanner has been posted to a training company on the southeast coast of England where the mysterious deaths of two Polish refugees lead him to believe there has been foul play....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Jack Tanner meets Obadiah Hakeswill

    • By Quincy on 29-09-15

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Blood of Honour

    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: Michael Tudor Barnes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Crete, May 1941. In the face of a German invasion, Sergeant Jack Tanner is embroiled in a deadly game of survival that will test his resolve more than ever before....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A book that fails to deliver

    • By Quincy on 31-03-16

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Devil's Pact

    • By: James Holland
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    July, 1943.With North Africa secured, the Allies launch an invasion of Sicily....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Once again Jack Tanner defies all odds

    • By Mr. W. J. Holmes on 24-04-19

    Regular price: £23.99

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