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Anzac Sons: Mateship, Bravery and Sacrifice

...Well dear Jim it breaks my heart to write this letter. Our dear [brother] was killed yesterday morning at 5.30. The bullet killed him instantly and he never spoke a word. I had just left him and go..

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ANZACS Vietnam War 1965-1971

This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971. Their actual involvement as ANZACs in Vietnam, started in 1965 with the..

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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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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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Blackboards and Bomb Shelters: The Perilous Journey of Americans in China During World War II

When three Yale graduates traveled to China in the summer of 1941 to teach English to middle-school students, they routinely taught classes outside a bomb shelter. When air raid sirens wailed, classes..

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Blitzkrieg: The Invasion of Poland to the Fall of France

A fascinating study of the devastating new form of warfare that redrew the map of Europe in the opening year of World War II, bringing about the military collapse and capitulation of seven modern indu..

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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, The

A riveting exploration of the unforeseen consequences of technological disruption, from the no.1 international bestselling author. What is the price of progress? In this tale of innovation a..

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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's War: A New World, 1942-1947

The second part of Daniel Todman's epic history of the Second World War opens with one of the greatest disasters in British military history - the fall of Singapore in February 1942. Unlike the afterm..

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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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Burning Steel: A Tank Regiment at War, 1939-45

This is the story of a tank regiment: the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in the Second World War. Raw and visceral personal recollections from the men themselves recall some of the most dramatic and hor..

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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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Checkmate in Berlin: First Battle of the Cold War

'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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Corsair Down!: Tales of Rescue and Survival During World War II

The Vought F4U Corsair was the greatest fighter plane in the WWII Pacific theater. For its pilots, survival was not guaranteed. Enemy planes and antiaircraft fire were dangerous, but aerial mishaps, p..

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D-Day and Normandy:  Visual History

Operation Overlord, the codename given to the Allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe in 1944, was arguably the most challenging, complicated and risky military operation in history. It bega..

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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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Eight Hundred Heroes: China's Lost Battalion and the Fall of Shanghai

Acclaimed historian Stephen Robinson brings to life a legendary last stand. Shanghai 1937. With invading Japanese troops poised to capture one of the world's greatest cities after almost three..

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Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare

The history of warfare cannot be fully understood without considering the technology of killing. In Firepower, acclaimed historian Paul Lockhart tells the story of military technology from the Renaiss..

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First Casualty:  Six-Day Battle That Began Two Decades of War in Afghanistan

'Gripping ... A terrific action narrative' - Max Hastings 'Reads like a Tom Clancy thriller, yet every word is true ... This is modern warfare close-up and raw' - Andrew Roberts Bestsellin..

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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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Forty-Year War in Afghanistan:  Chronicle Foretold

The NATO occupation of Afghanistan is over, and a balance-sheet can be drawn. These essays on war and peace in the region reveal Tariq Ali at his sharpest and most prescient. Rare..

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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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Greatest Escape, The

The gripping, vividly told story of the largest POW escape in the Second World War - organized by an Australian bank clerk, a British jazz pianist and an American spy. In August 1944 the most suc..

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Greatest Raid: St Nazaire, 1942:  Heroic Story of Operation Chariot

For the 80th anniversary, the first popular account of the most daring British raid of WW2 In the darkest months of the WW2, Churchill approved what seemed to many like a suicide mission. Under o..

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Grey Men: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present, The

'Fascinating and powerful.' Sunday Times What do you do with a hundred thousand idle spies? By 1990 the Berlin Wall had fallen and the East German state security service folded. For fo..

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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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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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International Brigades: Fascism, Freedom and the Spanish Civil War

** Shortlisted for the Military History Matters Book of the Year Award ** 'Magnificent. Narrative history at its vivid and compelling best' Fergal Keane The first major history of the Intern..

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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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Lancaster:  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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Lighthouse of Stalingrad, The: The Hidden Truth at the Centre of WWII's Greatest Battle

'Stunning. History at its very best: a blend of impeccably researched scholarship, genuinely revelatory primary sources, and a beautifully written narrative.' - James Holland 'The sheer bru..

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Masters of War: A Visual History of Military Personnel from Commanders to Frontline Fighters

A comprehensive guide to the most inspirational and influential military leaders and fighting forces of all time Explore the lives and achievements of history's most important military figures..

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Medieval Military Combat: Battle Tactics and Fighting Techniques of the Wars of the Roses

AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR This books shows for the first time the battle techniques of the medieval period and reexamines the sources for battle numbers. We don't know how medieval soldiers fought. Did they..

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No Moon as Witness: Missions of the SOE and OSS in World War II

Winston Churchill famously instructed the head of the Special Operations Executive to "Set Europe ablaze!" Agents of both the British Special Operations Executive and the American Office of Strategic ..

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On Operations with C Squadron SAS

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Operation Vengeance:  Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War II

"Operation Vengeance is colorful, intimate, eye-popping history, delivered at a breakneck pace. I loved it." -Lynn Vincent The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot delivers an elec..

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P-47 Thunderbolt vs German Flak Defenses: Western Europe 1943-45

Since the end of World War 2, the tactical air war over Europe has been largely overlooked by historians and authors alike in favour of analysis of the higher profile strategic bombing campaign. Invol..

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Panzer Commander Hermann Balck: Germany's Master Tactician

During World War II, Balck commanded panzer troops from the front line and led by example, putting himself in extreme danger when rallying his soldiers to surge forward. He fought battles that were ma..

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Panzergrenadier

Throughout history, infantry has been the main attacking force deployed by armies around the world, but positioning substantial infantry forces has always required precious time to assemble the troops..

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Pearl: December 7, 1941

A new, readable account of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. What happened at Pearl Harbor? What really happened? The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is one of those rare moments where, in the sp..

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Phantom Boys: True Tales from UK Operators of the McDonnell Douglas F-4

Originally developed for the US Navy, this twin-engined supersonic long-range fighter-bomber first flew in the spring of 1958. It then entered service for the US Navy in 1961, and in 1969 with the Fle..

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Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler

Based on newly opened Vatican archives, a groundbreaking, explosive, and riveting book about Pope Pius XII and his actions during World War II, including how he responded to the Holocaust, by the Puli..

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