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Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1945, an elegant housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted wife and mother-of-three, Mrs Burton seemed to epitomis..

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Agent Sonya: The True Story of WW2's Most Extraordinary Spy

The incredible story behind the greatest female spy in history from one of Britain's best historians, now in paperback Ursula Kuczynski Burton was a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret age..

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All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945

A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. A book which shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of p..

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Animal Victoria Cross: The Dickin Medal, The

Sixty-three animals have won the Dicken Medal, the highest award for animal bravery. Their inspiring stories are told, for the first time in one book, The Animal Victoria Cross. Four types of animal h..

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Army Like No Other, An: How the Israel Defense Force Made a Nation

A history of the IDF that argues that Israel is a nation formed by its army. The Israeli army, officially named the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), was established in 1948 by David Ben-Gurion, Israel's f..

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Arnhem

On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aero engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern H..

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Artillery at Anzac: Adaptation, Innovation and Education

This meticulously researched book provides the first comprehensive study of the employment of artillery and naval gunfire support at Anzac. Faced with huge difficulties on inferior ground the Australi..

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Barbarossa: the Bloodiest War in History

Drawing on remarkable and never-before-seen material, the extraordinary story of one of the most horrific and devastating encounters of the Second World War. On June 22nd, 1941 the largest ..

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Battle of Britain

The Nazi Blitzkrieg was unlike any invasion the world had ever seen. It hit Europe with a force and aggression that no-one could counter. Within weeks the German armies were at the French coast and lo..

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Battle of the Bismarck Sea

In the thick of World War II, during the first week of March 1943, Japan made a final, desperate lunge for control of the South West Pacific. In the ensuing Battle of the Bismarck Sea, a force of land..

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Battle Tactics of the American Revolution

The American Revolution presented a series of unique tactical challenges to its competing factions. For Britain, the Army would be forced to re-learn many of the lessons from the Seven Years' War. Aft..

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Battles Map by Map

Famous battles from throughout history, mapped out in detail and explored in depth Experience the world's most significant battles through bold, easy-to-grasp maps. Includes a foreword b..

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Between Five Eyes: 50 Years of Intelligence Sharing

UK-US intelligence and the wider Five Eyes community of Canada, Australia and New Zealand is primarily about one main thing, relationships. In this remarkable book, Anthony Wells charts fifty years of..

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Big Guns in the Atlantic: Germany's battleships and cruisers raid the convoys, 1939-41

At the outbreak of World War II the German Kriegsmarine still had a relatively small U-boat arm. To reach Britain's convoy routes in the North Atlantic, these boats had to pass around the top of the B..

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Blind Strategist: John Boyd and the American Art of War, The

Did Nazi war criminals deceive the United States military during the Cold War? A new book by a Canberra-based historian tells the story of how America's most famous and influential military theorist w..

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Bloody Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of World War II

The last great battle of World War II began on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, when more than 184,000 began landing on the only Japanese home soil invaded during the Pacific war. The island of Okinawa w..

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Bomber Command

Bomber Command is journalist and military historian Sir Max Hastings' compelling account of one of the most controversial struggles of the Second World War. RAF Bomber Command's offensive against..

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Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War, The

A riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war, from the international bestselling author of Talking to Strangers and host of the award-winning podcast Revisionist Histo..

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Britain at Bay: Epic Story of the Second World War: 1938-1941

A Times Book of the Year 'Britain's wartime story has been told many times, but never as cleverly as this.' - Dominic Sandbrook In the bleak first half of the Second World War, Britain stood..

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British Battleship vs German Battleship: 1941-43

At the outbreak of World War II, the four key Capital German ships comprised the Bismarck, Tirpitz, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Their primary threats where the Royal Navy's King George V class battlesh..

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British Infantryman vs Mahdist Warrior: Sudan 1884-98

In the early 1880s, Britain intervened in independent Egypt and seized control of the Suez Canal. British forces were soon deployed to Egypt's southern colony, the Sudan, where they confronted a deter..

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Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914

A magisterial chronicle of the calamity that crippled Europe in 1914. In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century's first terrible act of self-immolation - what was then called The Great War. On the..

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Checkmate in Berlin

'Brilliantly recapturing the febrile atmosphere of Berlin in the first four years after the Second World War, Giles Milton reminds us what an excellent story-teller he is' - Andrew Roberts, author of ..

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Citizen 865: Hunt for Hitler's Hidden Soldiers in America

In 1990, in a drafty basement archive in Prague, two American historians made a startling discovery: a Nazi roster from 1945 that no Western investigator had ever seen. The long-forgotten document, co..

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Complete History of the SAS:  World's Most Feared Elite Fighting Force

Specializing in covert reconnaissance, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue, the SAS is one of the world's most famous, feared and respected elite fighting forces. This book tells the full, fasci..

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Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

Imprisoned in a remote Turkish POW camp during the First World War, two British officers, Harry Jones and Cedric Hill, cunningly join forces. To stave off boredom, Jones makes a handmade Ouija board a..

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Dead Reckoning:  Story of How Johnny Mitchell and His Fighter Pilots Took on Admiral Yamamoto and Avenged Pearl Harbor

The definitive and dramatic account of what became known as "Operation Vengeance" -- the targeted kill by U.S. fighter pilots of Japan's larger-than-life military icon, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the n..

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Dien Bien Phu 1954: The French Defeat that Lured America into Vietnam

A highly illustrated study of the battle at Dien Bien Phu, the 56-day siege that eventually led to the surrender of the remaining French-led forces, this iconic battle provided the climax of the First..

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Dowding's Despatch: 1941 Battle of Britain Narrative Examined and Explained

In September 1946, the London Gazette published a despatch from Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh C T Dowding that was titled simply: The Battle of Britain. Written and submitted to the Air Ministry in 194..

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Dunkirk and the Little Ships

In May 1940, German troops advanced through Holland, Belgium and France with astonishing speed, forcing the British Expeditionary Force and the French army to retreat to the north-east coast of France..

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Elite, The: The Story of Special Forces - From Ancient Sparta to the War on Terror

"Riveting stuff. Through the prism of his experience of the military elite, Fiennes presents a dazzling history of the world's best fighting units to amaze and enthral the reader." Damien Lewis, Bests..

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Facing The Mountain

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat comes the gripping untold story of one of the most heroic units that fought in World War II On December 7th 1941, the Japanes..

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First Casualty: The Untold Story of the Battle That Began the War in Afghanistan

Bestselling and Orwell Prize-winning author Toby Harnden tells the gripping and incredible story of the six-day battle that began the War in Afghanistan and how it set the scene for twenty years of co..

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Fleet Air Arm Boys Volume One: Air Defence Fighter Aircraft Since 1945

The RAF's continuing role in the projection of air power in the defence of the United Kingdom and its overseas interests since the end of the Second World War is well known. However, the same cannot a..

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Fokker Dr. 1: Germany's Famed Triplane in World War I

This book presents the evolution and development of perhaps the most iconic German fighter of WWI - the Fokker Dr. 1 triplane or "Dreidecker." The Dr. 1 was born from experiments in cantilever monopla..

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Going with the Boys: Six Extraordinary Women Writing from the Front Line

On the front lines of the Second World War, a contingent of female journalists were bravely waging their own battle. Barred from combat zones and faced with entrenched prejudice and bureaucratic restr..

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Great Secret: The Classified World War II Disaster that Launched the War on Cancer, The

On the night of December 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari, Italy, sinking seventeen ships and killing over a thousand servicemen and hundreds of civilians. Caught in the su..

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Grey Men, The: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present
Happy Traitor: Spies, Lies and Exile in Russia: The Extraordinary Story of George Blake, The

Those people who were betrayed were not innocent people. They were no better nor worse than I am. It's all part of the intelligence world. If the man who turned me in came to my house today, I'd invit..

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Hitler and Stalin: The Tyrants and the Second World War

This compelling book on Hitler and Stalin - the culmination of thirty years' work - examines the two tyrants during the Second World War, when Germany and the Soviet Union fought the biggest and blood..

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Hitler's American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and the German March to Global War

A thrilling account of Pearl Harbor and the five history-making days that followed This gripping book dramatizes the extraordinarily compressed and terrifying period between the surprise Japanese..

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Humvee: America's Military Workhorse

Since the mid-1980s, the American High Mobility Military Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, or Humvee) has become synonymous with the US military. In service all around the world for decades, it remains - Iraq W..

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I Will Run Wild: The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway

In many popular histories of the Pacific War, the period from the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor to the US victory at Midway is often passed over because it is seen as a period of darkness. Indeed, i..

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Images of The National Archives: Codebreakers

The book reveals the story of British Codebreakers from the reign of Elizabeth I to the Cold War. It explores the use of ciphers during the Napoleonic wars, the role of the Royal Mail's Secret Office ..

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In Good Faith: A History of the Vietnam War Volume 1: 1945-65

In Good Faith is the first of a two-volume, accessible narrative history of America's involvement in Indochina, from the end of World War II to the Fall of Saigon in 1975. The books chart the course o..

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Japanese Home Front 1937-45, The

From the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937 until the Japanese surrender in August 1945, a multitude of military and civil-defence forces strove to support the Japanese war effort and l..

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Lawrence of Arabia on War: Campaign in the Desert 1916-18

One hundred years ago, Captain Lawrence and an unlikely band of Arab irregulars captured the strategic port of Aqaba after an epic journey through waterless tracts of desert. Their attacks on railways..

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Leadership in War: Lessons from Those Who Made History

Napoleon, Nelson, Churchill, Hitler, Stalin, Marshall, de Gaulle, Eisenhower and Thatcher- each of these leaders fundamentally shaped the outcome of the war their nation was embroiled in. How were the..

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MacArthur's Air Force: American Airpower over the Pacific and the Far East, 1941-51

General Douglas MacArthur is one of the towering figures of World War II, and indeed of the twentieth century, but his leadership of the second largest air force in the USAAF is often overlooked. When..

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Malice Aforethought:  History of Booby Traps from the First World War to Vietnam

War has always provided a stimulus to technological development, and throughout the twentieth century this new technology was harnessed to produce increasingly deadly and malicious types of explosives..

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Marked for Death

An account of aerial combat in World War I, revealing the terrible risks run by the men who fought and died in the world's first air war. A compelling and fascinating account of aerial combat i..

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