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21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram

A genuinely new Second World War story, The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram is a riveting account of the wartime exploits of Alastair Cram, brilliantly told by the American author, David Guss. Cram wa..

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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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Aero-Neurosis: Pilots of the First World War and the Psychological Legacies of Combat

The young men who flew and fought during the First World War had no idea what was awaiting them. The rise of science and nationalism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries came to a head in 191..

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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 Cipher: One Soldier's Nightmare in the Afghanistan War

On June 30, 2009, Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl left his post in eastern Afghanistan, about 25 miles from the Pakistani border. He was quickly captured by local tribesmen, who sold him up the Tali..

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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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ANZACs at the Frontiers, Vol 1 - 1941-45 Northern Italy
ANZACs at the Frontiers, Vol. 2 - 1941-45 Northern Italy
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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Armies of Russia's War in Ukraine

In February 2014, street protests in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities led to the ousting of the Russian-backed President Yanukovych. The so-called Euromaidan Revolution saw many changes to Ukraine's co..

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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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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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Atlas of the Blitzkrieg: 1939-41

In September 1939, Nazi Germany launched its infamous Blitzkrieg invasion of Poland, bringing about the outbreak of World War II. Faced with highly tactical and accelerated attacks aimed at disrupting..

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B-58 Hustler Units

One of the most dramatic bombers of its day, the Convair B-58 came to epitomise the Cold War power of Strategic Air Command. Introduced only 12 years after the sound barrier was first broken, this ico..

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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 Berlin 1943-44: Bomber Harris' gamble to end the war

Throughout late-1943 into early-1944, an epic struggle raged over the skies of Germany between RAF Bomber Command and the Luftwaffe. This campaign had been undertaken by the Commander-in-Chief Bomber ..

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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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Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II

The Baltic States suffered more than almost any other territory during World War II, caught on the front-line of some of the war's most vicious battles and squeezed between the vast military might of ..

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Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

'James Holland is a master' BBC History It was to be the battle to end the air war once and for all . . . During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Brit..

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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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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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Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War

From the author the classic The Wizards of Armageddon and Pulitzer Prize finalist comes the definitive history of American policy on nuclear war-and Presidents' actions in nuclear crises-from Truman t..

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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 Battle Tanks: Post-war Tanks 1946-2016

This book, the last in a four-part series on British Battle Tanks covering the whole history of British armoured warfare, concentrates on those vehicles that have served following the end of World War..

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British Escort Carriers 1941-45

In 1941, as the Battle of the Atlantic raged and ship losses mounted, the British Admiralty desperately tried to find ways to defeat the U-Boat threat to Britain's maritime lifeline. Facing a shortage..

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Case Red: The Collapse of France

Even after the legendary evacuation from Dunkirk in June 1940 there were still large British formations fighting the Germans alongside their French allies. After mounting a vigorous counterattack at A..

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Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939

The German invasion of Poland on 1 September, 1939, designated as Fall Weiss (Case White), was the event that sparked the outbreak of World War II in Europe. The campaign has widely been described as ..

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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

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings. Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-w..

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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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Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jimping

Unearthing previously unseen papers and interviewing countless insiders, Roger Faligot's astonishing account reveals nothing less than a century of world events shaped by Chinese spies. Working as sci..

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Churchill Infantry Tank

The NVG covers all seven Marks of Churchill gun tank with variations and the curious self-propelled gun of 1941/42, but not the so-called `Funnies' or the armoured recovery vehicle variants. It w..

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Churchill's Few: The Battle of Britain

Eighty years after the Battle of Britain this vivid and dramatic book tells the story, in their own words, of six brave young men who fought courageously in the skies above England to prevent Hitler's..

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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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Crucible of Hell: Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of the Second World War

From award-winning historian Saul David, an action-packed and powerful new narrative of the Battle of Okinawa - the last great clash of the Second World War, and one that had profound consequences for..

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D-Day Girls:  Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory, for fans of A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Sonia Purnell ..

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D-Day New Guinea: The Extraordinary Story of the Battle for Lae and the Greatest Combined Airborne and Amphibious Operation of the Pacific War

'Java is heaven, Burma is hell, but you never come back alive from New Guinea' - Japanese military saying The capture of Lae was the most complex operation for the Australian army in the Second W..

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D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion

D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion provides an immersive account of the epic air, sea, and land battle that was the Normandy invasion with 450 dramatic photographs and detailed cap..

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Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan, Now a Major Motion Picture

Now a major motion picture. This is the first time that those in direct command of Delta Company have shared their memories of the most significant battle fought by Australians in Vietnam, the Ba..

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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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Defeat the Few: The Luftwaffe's campaign to destroy RAF Fighter Command,  August-September 1940

Over the past 80 years, histories of the Battle of Britain have consistently portrayed the feats of 'The Few' (as they were immortalized in Churchill's famous speech) as being responsible for the RAF'..

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Desperate Sunset: Japan's kamikazes against Allied ships, 1944-45

Fully illustrated throughout, Desperate Sunset examines the development and evolution of the kamikaze using first-hand accounts, combat reports and archived histories. By the middle of 1944, Impe..

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Douglas D-558: D-558-1 Skystreak and D-558-2 Skyrocket

The six Douglas D-558 research aircraft, built as two variants, were produced for a US Navy and NACA collaborative project to investigate flight in the high subsonic and supersonic regimes and to deve..

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Dragons and the Snakes, The

The first work to put forward a unified theory of how state and non-state threats now overlap and intersect. In 1993, a newly appointed CIA director warned that Western powers might have 'slain a..

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Dresden: A Survivor's Story, February 1945

In Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut fictionalised his time as a prisoner of war in Dresden in 1945. Vonnegut was imprisoned in a cellar while the firestorm raged through the city, wiping out genera..

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Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness

In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1000lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was D..

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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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Elite, The

"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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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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