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A Lab of One's Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War

2018 marked a double centenary: peace was declared in war-wracked Europe, and women won the vote after decades of struggle. A Lab of One's Own commemorates both anniversaries by revealing the untold l..

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Aces: True Stories of Victory and Valor in the Skies of World War II

Take a look at these brave and bold fighter pilots who earned the accolade and joined the ranks of flying aces during World War II aviation combat. A celebration of these astounding pilots, this illus..

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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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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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American Guided Missiles of World War II

World War II was a significant period of development for American missile programs, during which time the US built pioneering examples of guided weapons systems. However, whilst the German missiles of..

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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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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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Bastard Brigade, The: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb

Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely in history have scientific secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the midst of planning the Manhattan Project, the U.S. Office of St..

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Battle of Britain:  Pilots and planes that made history

While the Battle of Britain and the iconic Spitfire remain a source of great pride to the average Briton, it is remarkable how little is known and understood about this episode in our history. ..

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Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency

You know about MI5. You know about MI6. Now uncover the story behind Britain's most secretive intelligence agency in the first-ever authorised history of GCHQ. Coming October 2020...

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Black Ops: Secret Military Operations

Black Ops is a thrilling compendium of undercover warfare from around the world. Here you will meet the most hardened soldiers and operatives facing extraordinary dangers deep behind enemy lines. ..

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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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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A masterly history of the Dambusters raid from bestselling and critically acclaimed Max Hastings. Operation Chastise, the overnight destruction of the Moehne an..

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Codebreakers of Bletchley Park

'Turing writes on codebreaking with understandable authority and compelling panache.' - Michael Smith, bestselling author of Station X. At Bletchley Park, some of Britain's most talented math..

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Cost of Loyalty, The

A courageous and damning look at the destruction wrought by the arrogance, incompetence, and duplicity prevalent in the U.S. military-from the inside perspective of a West Point professor of law. ..

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Courage Under Fire

'A man selfless in the face of threat. Courageous in the face of terror. Generous in the face of suffering. And humble in the face of an honour bestowed.' Dame Quentin Bryce On 24 August 2010, ..

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Dateline Kashmir: Inside the World's Most Militarised Zone

What is happening inside the world's most militarised zone? This book is the result of the authors' visit to the Kashmir Valley, the northernmost region of the Indian subcontinent, in D..

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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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Dutch Waffen-SS Legion & Brigade 1941-44

Goebbels' 1941 propaganda campaign to present Germany's invasion of the USSR as a battle for European civilization against Asian barbarism convinced many men in occupied 'Germanic' European countries,..

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Eleven Bats: A Story of Combat, Cricket and the SAS

Alongside the SAS, Harry's other lifetime love is cricket. An improvised game of cricket was often the circuit-breaker Harry and his team needed after the tension of operations. He began a tradition o..

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Fallout:  Hiroshima cover-up &  the Reporter Who Revealed it to the World

New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of the greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potenti..

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First World War in Focus: Rare and Unseen Photographs

As we near the end of extensive centennial commemorations of World War I, it nonetheless retains the power to surprise, even shock us. Thats perhaps nowhere more true than in the photographs of the wa..

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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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Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: An Untold Story of World War II

In November 1943, with the outcome of the Second World War hanging in the balance, the Allies needed a new plan. The Americans' audacious suggestion to the Soviets was to open a second air front, with..

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Game of Birds and Wolves, A: The Secret Game that Revolutionised the War

It's 1941. Imagine you're Winston Churchill. The Battle of the Atlantic is a disaster. Supply ships ferrying vital weapons, food and fuel from North America are being torpedoed by the Germ..

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Girl with a Sniper Rifle: An Eastern Front Memoir

In this vivid first-hand account we gain unique access to the inner workings of Stalin's Central Women's Sniper School, near Podolsk in Western Russia. Luliia was a dedicated member of the Komso..

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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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Harrier Boys Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands 1969-1990

In Harrier Boys, Volume One: Cold War Through the Falklands, 1969-1990, Bob Marston, who flew Harriers for many years, draws together accounts from others who worked with this unique jet through its h..

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History of the SAS, The

'Drawing on the stories of the soldiers who were there, this dramatic history of the SAS is full of bravado. Forged to fight guerrillas in the sweltering jungles of Malaya... Ryan writes with the auth..

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How Carriers Fought: Carrier Operations in WWII

A detailed examination of carriers and carrier operations in WWII, looking at the tools behind the major carrier battles and their evolution throughout the war. In November 1921 the first purpose-bui..

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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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In Cold War Skies: NATO and Soviet Air Power, 1949-89

Throughout the second half of the 20th century, international relations across the globe were dominated by the Cold War. From 1949 until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, US and Soviet strategic fo..

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Italian Blitz 1940-43, The: Bomber Command's war against Mussolini's cities, docks and factories

Between June 1940 and August 1943, RAF Bomber Command undertook a little-known strategic bombing campaign in Europe. The target was Mussolini's Italy. This air campaign was a key part of the strategic..

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Japan's Asian Allies 1941-45

During the Japanese occupation of large parts of Asia and the Pacific in 1941-45, Japan raised significant numbers of troops to fight alongside them, as well as militias to guard their conquests. The ..

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Lancaster: The Forging of a Very British Legend

'The epic story of an iconic aircraft and the breathtaking courage of those who flew her' Andy McNab, bestselling author of Bravo Two Zero 'Compelling, thrilling and rooted in quite extraordinary h..

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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

Taking us from the French Revolution to the Cold War and the Falklands, Andrew Roberts presents us with a bracingly honest and insightful look at nine major figures in modern history- Napoleon Bonapar..

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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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Lie In the Dark And Listen

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Mark of The Lion : The Story Of Charles Upham VC & Bar
Memoirs of a Kamikaze: A World War II Pilot's Inspiring Story of Survival, Honor and Reconciliation

This book tells the story of Kazuo Odachi who - in 1943, when he was just 16 years-old-joined the Imperial Japanese Navy to become a pilot. A year later, he was unknowingly assigned to the Kamikaze Sp..

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Meteor Boys: True Tales from UK Operators of Britain's First Jet Fighter - From 1944 to Date

As Britain's first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied and lengthy life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and service history, the time has come to hear th..

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My Hitch in Hell: The Bataan Death March

Captured by the Japanese after the fall of Bataan, Lester I. Tenney was one of the very few who would survive the legendary Death March and three and a half years in Japanese prison camps. With an und..

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Nam-Sense: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division

An honest tour of the Vietnam War from the soldier's eye view . . . Nam-Sense is the brilliantly written story of a combat squad leader in the 101st Airborne Division. Arthur Wiknik was a 19-ye..

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New Rules of War, The

War is changing. It is moving beyond the conventional and developing into something more pernicious that few know how to defeat. War shapes global politics, economies, and humanity. The stakes are hi..

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Nga Tama Toa: the Price of Citizenship : C Company 28 (Maori) Battalion 1939-1945

The fascinating story of C Company, Maori Battalion told through personal recollections, eyewitness accounts, numerous anecdotes and fantastic photographs. At times heart-rending, at times heart-warmi..

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Nierstein and Oppenheim 1945: Patton Bounces the Rhine

In January 1945, the collapse of the German front along the Siegfried Line led to a large-scale dissolution of German combat forces and capability. Pressed hard by Allied forces advancing eastward, Ge..

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Night of the Bayonets: The Texel Uprising and Hitler's Revenge, April-May 1945

In the final days of World War II in Europe, Georgians serving in the Wehrmacht on Texel island off the Dutch coast rose up and slaughtered their German masters. Hitler ordered the island to be retake..

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Normandy '44: D-Day and the Battle for France

'A superb account of the invasion that deserves immense praise. To convey the human drama of Normandy requires great knowledge and sensitivity. Holland has both in spades' The TimesRenowned World War ..

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