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Marked for Death

An account of aerial combat in World War I, revealing the terrible risks run by the men who fought and died in the world's first air war. A compelling and fascinating account of aerial combat i..

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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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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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MiG Alley: The US Air Force in Korea, 1950-53

Following the end of the Korean War, the prevailing myth in the West was that of the absolute supremacy of US Air Force pilots and aircraft over their Soviet-supplied opponents. The claims of the 10:1..

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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 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 Pedestal:  Fleet that Battled to Malta 1942

The gripping story of an epic battle at sea, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians of war. In August 1942, beleaguered Malta was within weeks of surrender to the Axis, because its..

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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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Our Man in New York: The British Plot to Bring America into the Second World War

"A revelatory and wholly fascinating work of history. Superbly researched and written with gripping fluency, this lost secret of World War II espionage finally has its expert chronicler." - WILL..

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Outpost: Now a Major Motion Picture, The

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of the deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. `A mind-boggling..

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Pathfinders, The: The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWII

The untold story of the elite force that spearheaded almost every British bombing raid over Nazi Germany, by the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Kamikaze Hunters. Perfect for fans of John Nich..

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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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Pilgrim Days:  Lifetime of Soldiering from Vietnam to the SAS

'We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go, Always a little further; it may be, Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow.' If there was ever anyone who went a little further, a littl..

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Race of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Masters of the Sky

In 1942, America's deadliest fighter pilot, or "ace of aces" -- the legendary Eddie Rickenbacker -- offered a bottle of bourbon to the first U.S. fighter pilot to break his record of twenty-six enemy ..

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RAF Fighters vs Luftwaffe Bombers: Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain was a fight for survival against a seemingly unstoppable foe. With the German army poised to invade, only the fighters of the Royal Air Force stood between Hitler and the conques..

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Red Lead: The Legendary Australian Ship's Cat Who Survived the Sinking of Hmas Perth and the Thai-Burma Railway

Just after midnight on 1 March 1942, Australia's most renowned cruiser, HMAS Perth, was sunk by Japanese naval forces in the Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. Of the 681 men aboard, 328 survived the..

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SAS Band of Brothers

The new SAS epic from bestselling military historian Damien Lewis We share the triumphs and tragedies of a group of elite soldier trailblazers as they commit daring raids behind enemy lines..

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SAS Shadow Raiders: The Ultra-Secret Mission that Changed the Course of WWII

The incredible story of the radar wars - Britain's most secret battle In the winter of 1941 an alien-seeming object was captured in a death-defying dash by an RAF reconnaissance pilot flyin..

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Sea Monsters: Savage Submarine Commanders of World War Two

The true story of a deeply murderous intent that lurked menacingly beneath the waves during World War Two. The torpedoes strike explosively and nine thousand people die - five thousand of them are jus..

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Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won, The

World War II sent the youth of the world across the globe in odd alliances against each other. Never before had a conflict been fought simultaneously in so many diverse landscapes on premises that oft..

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Secret Letters: A Battle of Britain Love Story

This is a unique book. Using for the first time the full unpublished letters of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Myers it offers a fresh and distinctive insight into World War 2. While Geoffrey Myers was a..

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Short History of The Vietnam War

A moving journey through the history of the Vietnam War, packed with gripping accounts of struggle, sacrifice, and bravery This is the definitive story of one of the longest and most controver..

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Shortest History of War

War has always been a defining feature of human society. This pacy, lively history explains why we do it - and how we can stop. Acclaimed historian and military expert Gwynne Dyer tells the story..

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Sicily '43:  Times Book of the Year

From the bestselling author of Normandy '44, containing new and unpublished research, this is the largely untold story of the critical campaign that became a vital precursor to D-Day. 'James Holl..

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Soldiers: Great Stories of War and Peace

'A fascinating collection of military stories ... The sort of book that can be picked up at intervals ... [but] once tasted, is hard to put down' Washington Post From bestselling author Max Hasti..

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Spy and the Traitor, The

On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Sovie..

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Spy who was left out in the Cold: The Secret History of Agent Goleniewski, The

A compelling yet tragic portrait of one of the most important, yet least understood, spies of the early Cold War. This is the dramatic, untold true story of Goleniewski's dealings in espionage and sku..

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Spymaster of Baghdad: The Untold Story of the Elite Intelligence Cell that Turned the Tide against ISIS, The

The Spymaster of Baghdad is the gripping story of the Falcons- the top-secret Iraqi intelligence unit that infiltrated the Islamic State. Against the backdrop of the most brutal conflict of recent dec..

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers, a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to run the world's most powerful intelligence agency, and how the CIA is often a c..

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Stalin's War: A New History of World War II (USA Edition)

A prize-winning historian reveals how Stalin--not Hitler--was the animating force of World War II in this major new history. World War II endures in the popular imagination as a heroic struggle betwee..

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Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the First World War in Africa

The story of the First World War in Africa, an almost forgotten conflict that devastated an area five times the size of Germany and killed more than two million people. The story of the Fir..

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Tobruk: Firecely Stand or Fighting Fall

Tobruk was one of the greatest Allied victories - and one of the worst Allied defeats - of the Second World War. The eight-month long 1941 siege - a defiant stand by the so-called 'Rats of Tobruk' - ..

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Tornado: In the Eye of the Storm

Former Tornado Navigator John Nichol tells the incredible story of the RAF Tornado force during the First Gulf War in 1991; the excitement and the danger, the fear and the losses. It is an extraordina..

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UH-1 Huey Gunship vs NVA/VC Forces: Vietnam 1962-75

Often described as the US Army's aerial jeep the UH-1 Iroquois ('Huey') was the general-purpose vehicle that provided mobility in a hostile jungle environment which made rapid troop movement extremely..

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Un-American: A Soldier's Reckoning of Our Longest War

A whistle-blowing manifesto about America's unchallenged war machine, from an Afghanistan veteran and new kind of military hero. First: Imagine your own death. Second: Imagine America's wars from..

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Voices from the New Zealand Wars | He Reo no nga Pakanga o Aotearoa

'Welcome to our story, this history. Wherever in the world the bones of your ancestors lie, wherever their ashes may have been dispersed, here you will find traces of them, and of yourself....It is, o..

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War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France

In 1962 the young Patrick Marnham set off by car for a small village in central France. There he was taught French by an imperious countess, who he later discovered had fought in the Resistance until,..

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War: How Conflict Shaped Us

The time since the Second World War has been seen by some as the longest uninterrupted period of harmony in human history: the 'long peace', as Stephen Pinker called it. But despite this, there has be..

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Western Front: A History of the First World War, The

The definitive history of the Western Front - from the acclaimed author of the bestselling Passchendaele In the annals of military history, the Western Front stands as asymbol of the folly of war..

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Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to build an atomic bomb. They have the physicists, but they don't have enough 'heavy water' - essential for their nuclear designs. For two years, the Nazis have occu..

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World Aflame: The Long War, 1914-1945, The

A visually stunning history of global conflict from 1914 to 1945, from Dan Jones and Marina Amaral - the team who created The Colour of Time. 'Purists argue that colourising black and white ph..

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World War II

A picture-packed guide to one of the most brutal conflicts of the 20th century In collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, go back in time and experience history with this picture-led guide..

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X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

This is popular WW2 history at its heart-stopping best, fuelled by an incredible new story During WW2, a group of Jewish refugees (intellectuals, writers, artists and athletes - most from Germany..

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