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101 Hours in a Zeppelin: Ernst August Lehmann and the Dream of Transatlantic Flight, 1917

An unpublished firsthand account of life aboard a German airship during the First World War. Based on the original letters of physics professor Robert Wichard Pohl, who spent several years flying on ..

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2SAS: Bill Stirling and the forgotten special forces unit of World War II

Drawing on recently declassified files and interviews with veterans, this is a fascinating history of Bill Stirling and 2SAS - pioneering founders of modern special forces. David Stirling is th..

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A Nasty Little War: The West's Fight to Reverse the Russian Revolution

In the closing months of WW1, with the world exhausted and depleted by a long a brutal war, fifteen nations cobbled together an army of nearly 200,000 men and embarked on one of the most extraordinary..

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Agent Zo: The Untold Story of Fearless WW2 Resistance Fighter Elzbieta Zawacka

This is the incredible story of Elzbieta Zawacka, the WW2 female resistance fighter known as Agent Zo, told here for the very first time. Agent Zo was the only woman to reach London from Warsaw during..

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Agincourt: Battle of the Scarred King

Agincourt is one of the most famous battles in English history, a defining part of the national myth. This groundbreaking study by Mike Livingston, author of Never Greater Slaughter, presents a new in..

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Awaiting the Sun: WWII Veterans Remember the Aleutians

A new history of one of WWIIs forgotten campaigns that will be be accessible and enjoyable to a broad spectrum of readers. The Aleutians were the only North American territory to be invaded and occup..

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Before ANZAC, Beyond Armistice: The Men of Central Otago Who Fought in World War One and the Home They Left Behind

Before ANZAC, Beyond Armistice is a new approach to the First World War. Using the soldiers' service files - a valuable source so far largely ignored by historians - Keith Scott presents a keyhole stu..

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Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior

Enrique Prado found himself in his first firefight at age seven. The son of a middle-class Cuban family caught in the midst of the Castro Revolution, his family fled their war-torn home for the hope o..

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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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Blood, Metal and Dust: How Victory Turned into Defeat in Afghanistan and Iraq

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON MEDAL FOR MILITARY HISTORY 2021, THE BRITISH ARMY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021, AS A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 ARMY HISTORICAL FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED WRITING AWARD. FIRST..

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Born For War

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Cinderella Boys: The Forgotten RAF Force that Won the Battle of the Atlantic

The remarkable story of the unsung RAF wing who rescued Britain from Hitler's U-boats and made Allied victory possible. In early 1943 Britain was engaged in an epic struggle for survival. A..

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Combat Aircraft: The Legendary Models

A book for those with passion and appreciation for fighter planes and the history of aviation. Follow the rapid technological innovation and the global events that led to their evolution. From the mod..

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Command: How the Allies Learned to Win the Second World War

'My bookshelves were groaning with WW2 books, Hitler's baleful eyes staring out at me from covers and spines for any new visitor (or passing burglar) to wonder if I might be a fan or at least mildly o..

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Death on Bloody Ridge: Chunuk Bair: the battle that decided the fate of the Gallipoli Campaign

The August Offensive or 'Anzac Breakout' at Gallipoli was an attempt to break the stalemate of the campaign. It saw some of the bloodiest fighting since the landing as Commonwealth and Turkish troops ..

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Deceptions of World War II: From camouflage techniques to deception tactics

Discover the inner workings of many incredible, ingenious and decisive acts of military cunning in this fascinating insight into the tactics of World War II presents notable successes, as well as the ..

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Desert Armour: Tank Warfare in North Africa: Beda Fomm to Operation Crusader, 1940-41

Robert Forczyk covers the development of armoured warfare in North Africa from the earliest Anglo-Italian engagements in 1940 to the British victory over the German Afrikakorps in Operation Crusader..

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Devil Dogs: First In, Last Out - King Company from Guadalcanal to the Shores of Japan

A Times History Book of the Year 2022 From Sunday Times bestselling historian Saul David, the dramatic tale of the first American troops to take the fight to the enemy in the Second World War, an..

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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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Forgotten Warriors: A History of Women on the Front Line

From Boudicca to Ukraine, battlefields have always contained a surprising number of women. Tracing the long history of female fighters, Forgotten Warriors puts the record straight, exploring how war b..

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Goose Green: The Decisive Battle of the Falklands War  - by the British troops who fought it

Published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Falklands war 'There was a time when we did extraordinary things.' On 28 May 1982, 450 men of the 2nd Battalion, the Parachute Regiment - 2..

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Hazard Spectrum: Life in The Danger Zone by the Fleet Air Arm's Top Gun

'Nerve-shattering, enlightening and deeply moving' - JOHN NICHOL 'A powerful and compelling read' - ROWLAND WHITE On 5 December 2002, trainee pilot Nathan Gray walked away from ..

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History of War in Maps

From the moment towns and cities arose, the struggle for land, resources and power has turned to violence. Almost from the start, maps have been an essential part of planning and waging war. History o..

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Hitler's American Gamble: Pearl Harbor and the German March to Global War

A riveting account of Pearl Harbor and the five history-making days that followed This gripping book dramatizes the extraordinarily compressed and terrifying period between the surprise Japanese ..

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Invasion: Russia's Bloody War and Ukraine's Fight for Survival

For months, the omens had pointed in one scarcely believable direction: Russiawas about to invade Ukraine. And yet, the world was stunned by theepochal scale of the assault that began in February 2022..

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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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Leyte Gulf: A New History of the World's Largest Sea Battle

A fascinating re-examination of the battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval encounter in history and probably the most decisive naval battle of the entire Pacific War, and one that saw the Imperial Ja..

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Live. Fight. Survive.: An ex-British soldier's account of courage, resistance and defiance fighting for Ukraine against Russia

The extraordinary recount of one man's experience in the Ukrainian war and his miraculous escape from Russian imprisonment . . . Shaun Pinner was a retired and decorated British soldier, living a..

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Masters of the Air: How The Bomber Boys Broke Down the Nazi War Machine

Soon to be a major television event from Apple TV and Steven Spielberg, and companion to Band of Brothers and The Pacific. 'Seconds after Brady's plane was hit, the Hundredth's entire formation ..

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Men at War: Australia, Syria, Java 1940-1942

Men at War takes an intimate look at the Australian 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion, which was formed in Victoria in 1940 as Australia entered the Second World War. In 1941 and 1942 the battalion foug..

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Military Intelligence Blunders

'A cracking good read... I will recommend this book to anyone' - Professor Richard Holmes, CBE 'The Falklands, Yom Kippur, Tet and Pearl Harbor? Avoidable intelligence blunders or much worse? Alt..

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Mosquito Men: The Elite Pathfinders of 627 Squadron

Nicknamed The 'Wooden Wonder' for its timber frame and superb performance, the de Havilland Mosquito ranks alongside the Spitfire, the Hurricane and the Lancaster as one of the RAF's greatest-ever fly..

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Mosquito: The RAF's Legendary Wooden Wonder and its Most Extraordinary Mission

The incredible story of one of WW2's most iconic aircraft told through one impossible mission by the master of the aviation thriller Built of lightweight wood, powered by two growling Rolls Royce..

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Nine Lives: The Compelling Memoir of a Cold War Harrier Pilot

Chris Burwell charts one man's career in aviation from joining the RAF in 1969 aged 18, to having responsibility for training pilots for the world's major airlines nearly 50 years later. After traini..

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November 1942: An Intimate History of the Turning Point of the Second World War

November 1942 is an intimate history of the pivotal phase of World War Two. An intimate history of the most important month of the Second World War - perhaps the century - as experienced by those..

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Operation Hurricane

'I remember seeing a flash, I turned around and heard a roar like a train approaching in a tunnel. Then a tremendous crack like a whiplash passed directly overhead. I saw a mushroom cloud ... There wa..

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Our Man In Tokyo: An American Ambassador and the Countdown to Pearl Harbor

"Gripping history, offering both drama and suspense." -Wall Street Journal A riveting, behind-the-scenes account of the personalities and contending forces in Tokyo during the volatile decade tha..

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Red Devils: The Trailblazers of the Paras in World War Two

A gripping, widely-praised, authorised history of the Parachute Regiment in World War Two In this gripping, authorised account, bestselling historian Mark Urban tells the story of the wartime cre..

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SAS Brothers in Arms: Churchill's Desperadoes: Blood-and-Guts Defiance at Britain's Darkest Hour.

'Absolutely gripping from the word go' Alexis Conran, Times Radio 'A convincing insight into the terror and adrenaline rush of war' Mail on Sunday Damien Lewis's new bestseller t..

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SAS Forged in Hell: From Desert Rats to Dogs of War: The Mavericks who Made the SAS

In the summer of 1943, the largest invasion fleet ever assembled sailed for fortress Europe, aiming to bulldoze its way onto Nazi shores. At its vanguard went a few hundred elite forces soldiers, the ..

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SAS Great Escapes Two: Six Untold Epic Escapes Made by World War Two Heroes

'Damien Lewis is both a meticulous historian and a born storyteller' Lee Child Against insurmountable odds, SAS men crossed deserts, evaded revenge and escaped through enemy lands. Lie..

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SAS: Rogue Heroes

The first ever authorised history of the SAS, now a major BBC series starring Connor Swindells, Jack O'Connell and Dominic West In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in the Western Dese..

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SBD Dauntless vs A6M Zero-sen: Pacific Theater 1941-44

The SBD Dauntless dive-bomber was a key cog in the US Navy's aerial arsenal throughout the Pacific War. Although a product of aviation design in the mid to late 1930s, the type soldiered on even as mo..

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Secret Heroes of World War II: Spies, scientists and other heroes

World War II had many influential figures, whose incredible acts of bravery, skill and intelligence helped to turn the tide of the war. But few of them receive the recognition their actions deserve. I..

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Short History of World War II

This is the definitive narrative history of the people, politics, and events of the Second World War - the epic conflict that shaped the modern world From the build-up to the fighting, through to..

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Sisters in Captivity: Sister Betty Jeffrey OAM and the courageous story of Australian Army nurses in Sumatra, 1942-1945

The incredible account of Sister Betty Jeffrey OAM and the Australian war nurses who survived the bombing of evacuation ship SS Vyner Brooke in February 1942, and subsequently spent three years in Jap..

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Softly Softly: Capturing Hitler's Spies

They were doomed from the very beginning. During the Second World War, it didn't take long for the British Secret Services to discover that Nazi Germany's cohorts of espionage agents - influen..

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South China Sea 1945: Task Force 38's Bold Carrier Rampage in Formosa, Luzon, and Indochina

A history of the US Navy's remarkable 1945 South China Sea raid against the Japanese, the first time in history that a carrier fleet dared to rampage through coastal waters. As 1945 opened, Japan..

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Soviet Pistols: Tokarev, Makarov, Stechkin and others

This is the absorbing story of the development, combat use and legacy of the influential sidearms used by the armed forces of the Soviet Union. Featuring archive and present-day photography and s..

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The Bomber Mafia: A Tale of Innovation and Obsession

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 an..

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The Commanders: The Leadership Journeys of George Patton, Bernard Montgomery and Erwin Rommel

'Utterly fascinating.' - James Holland 'First-class... The intense rivalry of Monty and Patton is one of the great stories of the war, and has never been told better.' - Andrew Roberts Born ..

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