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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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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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At Close Range: Life and Death in an Artillery Regiment, 1939-45

The best way to understand what it was like to fight in the Second World War is to see it through the eyes of the soldiers who fought it. The South Notts Hussars fought at almost every major battle of..

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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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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: A day-to-day chronicle, 10 July-31 October 1940

From the bestselling author of FIGHTER BOYS and BOMBER BOYS, this is a magisterial chronicle of a defining episode in British history: the epic struggle of the Royal Air Force with the Luftwaffe. ..

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Battle of Brunanburh, The: A Casebook

This casebook fills a major gap in our cultural knowledge of the Middle Ages. It gathers together for the first time the key historical and literary primary sources for the study of the Battle of Brun..

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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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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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Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality and Hitler's Lightning War - France, 1940

The German campaign in France during the summer of 1940 was pivotal to Hitler's ambitions and fundamentally affected the course of the Second World War. Having squabbled about fighting methods right u..

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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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Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz

High in the Tuscan hills above Florence, an elaborate medieval castle, converted to a POW camp on Mussolinia's personal orders, holds one of the most illustrious groups of prisoners in the history of ..

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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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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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Dam Busters:  Race to Smash the Dams, 1943

The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: t..

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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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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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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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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 Horses:  Incredible True Story of the Detective who Infiltrated the Nazi Underworld

The true story of a detective, two bronze horses and the dictator who set the world on fire. When detective Arthur Brand is summoned to a meeting with one of the most dangerous men in the art wor..

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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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King of Nazi Paris, The: Henri Lafont and the Gangsters of the French Gestapo

Henri Lafont was a petty criminal who became the most powerful crook in Paris thanks to the Nazi occupation of France. A chance encounter in a prison camp led to a life of luxury running a ruthless mo..

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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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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

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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Lutzen: Great Battles

Lutzen is one of the best-known battles of the Thirty Years' War (1618-48), Europe's most destructive conflict prior to the two world wars. This book is the first to combine analysis of the battle wit..

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Malaya & Dutch East Indies 1941-42: Japan's air power shocks the world

Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was quickly followed by a rapid invasion of Malaya, a plan based entirely on the decisive use of its airpower. While the British was inadequately prepared, they ..

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