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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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'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 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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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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Churchill, Master and Commander: Winston Churchill at War 1895-1945

'Masterful research, impeccable detail, with a beautifully flowing narrative of which Churchill himself would have been proud.' - Professor Peter Caddick-Adams From his earliest days Winston Chur..

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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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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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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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Escape from Paris: A True Story of Love and Resistance in Wartime France

Escape from Paris is the true story of a small group of U.S. aviators whose four B-17 Flying Fortresses were shot down over German-occupied France on a single, fateful day: July 14, 1943, Bastille Day..

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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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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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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 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, The: Pursuing the Stasi into the Present
Guerrilla Warfare

The revolutionary Che Guevara's guide to guerrilla war First published in 1961, following the successful Cuban Revolution, this is Che Guevara's handbook for guerrilla war. Che considered that ..

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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Zealand Rifle Brigade : 1915 - 1919

This is the story of a Brigade which served as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War. It is a regimental history, the official records, from which for the most part it has bee..

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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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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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No Wider War: History of the Vietnam War Volume 2: 1965-75

No Wider War is the second volume of a two-part, exploration of America's involvement in Indochina from the end of World War II to the Fall of Saigon. Following on from the first volume, In Good Faith..

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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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Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2020 A Times and Sunday Times Best Book of 2020 'A wake-up call ... These women's stories will make you weep, and then rage at the w..

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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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