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Spitfire VC vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen: Darwin 1943

Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, Darwin was mauled by a massive Japanese attack. Without a single fighter to defend Australian soil, the Australian government made a special appeal to Britain for Spitfi..

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Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-21

At the beginning of 1917, the three empires fighting on the Eastern Front were reaching their breaking points, but none was closer than Russia. After the February Revolution, Russia's ability to wage ..

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Splintered Empires: The Eastern Front 1917-21

At the beginning of 1917, the three empires fighting on the Eastern Front were reaching their breaking points, but none was closer than Russia. After the February Revolution, Russia's ability to wage ..

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Spy Among Friends: Philby and the Great Betrayal

Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years..

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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 in Moscow Station, The

Moscow in the late 1970s: one by one, CIA assets are disappearing. The perils of American arrogance, mixed with bureaucratic infighting, had left the country unspeakably vulnerable to ultra-sophistica..

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Spy Who Tried to Stop a War, The

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, MATT SMITH, RALPH FIENNES AND MATTHEW GOODE FEATURING A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM THE AUTHOR In January 2003, 28-year-old GCHQ trans..

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SR-71: The Complete Illustrated History of the Blackbird, The World's Highest, Fastest Plane

Flying to a coffee table near you comes the new paperback edition of this authoritative and illustrated history of the most mind-bending military aircraft ever flown! Developed by the renowned Lockhee..

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Stalingrad

Antony Beevor's "Stalingrad" is a harrowing look at one of history's darkest moments. In October 1942, a panzer officer wrote 'Stalingrad is no longer a town...Animals flee this hell; the hardest ston..

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Storm of Steel

'Out of the hideously scarred soil of Flanders rose black, splintered trunks of trees' In one of the greatest war memoirs ever written, an ordinary German soldier recalls the horror and bloodlust of ..

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Submarines of World War Two: Design, Development and Operations

Submarines played a major role in the war at sea in the years 1939-45, and this major reference book describes all the classes of vessel that were deployed by the eighteen combatant nations during tho..

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Superguns 1854-1991: Extreme artillery from the Paris Gun and the V-3 to Iraq's Project Babylon

Over the last 150 years, gun designers have sought to transform warfare with artillery of superlative range and power, from William Armstrong's 19th-century "monster guns" to the latest research..

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Surprise, Kill, Vanish

Since 1947, domestic and foreign assassinations have been executed under the CIA-led covert action operations team. Before that time, responsibility for taking out America's enemies abroad was even mo..

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Surrender of Singapore: Three Years of Hell

Until the late 1930s, Singapore was noted as a popular stop-off point for wealthy European travelers on their way to countries such as Australia and New Zealand. The outbreak of World War II changed a..

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T-34 vs StuG III: Finland 1944

In the summer of 1944, the Red Army staged a massive armoured assault up the Karelian Isthmus with the intent of eliminating any remaining German and Finnish forces facing the Leningrad region. ..

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Tank Action: An Armoured Troop Commander's War 1944-45

A gripping account of the Second World War, from the perspective of a young tank commander. In 1944, David Render was a nineteen-year-old second lieutenant fresh from Sandhurst when he was sent to Fr..

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Tank Book: The Definitive Visual History of Armoured Vehicles

From the birth of the tank to unmanned vehicles and the tanks of the future, The Tank Book offers a truly definitive look at over 400 different tanks, produced in association with The Tank Museum.Take..

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Tank Rider: Into the Reich with the Red Army

The climax of Operation Citadel, the Battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943 involved as many as 6,000 tanks, 4,000 aircraft and 2 million fighting men. The largest tank battle of the Second World War, ..

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Tank: 100 Years of the World's Most Important Armored Military Vehicle

Explore the 100-year evolution of the tank and its role on the battlefield, from World War I to today's armored fighting vehicles. From the Greek phalanx to Roman siege engines, plans by Leonardo da V..

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Tanks

Tanks is an impressive visual account of the history of the tank, from the early attempts at developing an all-terrain armoured vehicle to the lethal killing machines of the twenty-first century. ..

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Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution

From an internationally acclaimed expert in the field comes a detailed, analytical and comprehensive account of the worldwide evolution of tanks, from their inception a century ago to the present day...

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Tanks: 100 years of evolution

From an internationally acclaimed expert in the field comes a detailed, analytical and comprehensive account of the worldwide evolution of tanks, from their inception a century ago to the present day...

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Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today

One hundred years ago, French troops fired tear gas grenades into German trenches. Designed to force people out from behind barricades and trenches, tear gas causes burning of the eyes and skin, teari..

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The 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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The Incomplete, True, Authentic, And Wonderful History Of May Day

An essential compendium of reflections on the reviled, glorious, and voltaic occasion of May 1st, the international May Day holiday May 1st is a day that once made the rich and powerful cower in fear ..

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The Saboteur: True Adventures Of The Gentleman Commando Who Took On The Nazis

`The Noble Assassin' is the true story of the enthralling adventures of French aristocrat who was trained by the SOE (known as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare) to become a famed wartime spy and ..

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There Are Your Guns: Warfare in the Age of Steam 1816-1897
Tobruk - 75th Anniversary Edition

The definitive account of when Australia's famed Rats of Tobruk they took on General Erwin Rommel, The Desert Fox. The classic story of 1941's Battle of Tobruk, in which more than 15,000 Australian tr..

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Ton-Up Lancs: A Photographic Record of the Thirty-Five RAF Lancasters That Each Completed One Hundred Sorties

Ton-up Lancs is a welcome reassessment of a study which first appeared under the 'Claims to Fame' series. Since that publication years ago, information and photographs continued to be sent to and rese..

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Too Important for the Generals: Losing and Winning the First World War

'War is too important to be left to the generals' snapped future French prime minister Georges Clemenceau on learning of yet another bloody and futile offensive on the Western Front. One of the great ..

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Too Important for the Generals: Losing and Winning the First World War

'War is too important to be left to the generals' snapped future French prime minister Georges Clemenceau on learning of yet another bloody and futile offensive on the Western Front. One of the great ..

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Traitors: Why Australia and its Allies Betrayed Our Anzacs and Let Nazi and Japanese War Criminals Go Free

In October 1943 Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Stalin signed a solemn pact that once their enemies were defeated the Allied powers would 'pursue them to the uttermost ends of the e..

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Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History

Klaus Fuchs knew more nuclear secrets in the last two years of the Second World War than anyone else in Britain. He was taken onto the Manhattan Project in the USA as a trusted physicist - and was the..

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Trooper's Tale : The History of the Otago Mounted Rifles

"Talk about the charge of the Light Brigade. The infantry said we were mad, and by Jove we were! We charged over barbed wire entanglements, over trenches..." The Troopers' Tale tells for the first tim..

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True Story of the Great Escape: A Young Australian POW in the Most Audacious Breakout of WWII

Shot down in 1942, young Australian fighter pilot John Williams DFC became a POW in the notorious Stalag Luft III camp in Germany. John had joined the air force shortly before the outbreak of war and,..

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Tudor Warship Mary Rose

The great warship the Mary Rose was built between 1509 and 1511 and served 34 years in Henry VIII's navy before catastrophically sinking in the Battle of the Solent on 19 July 1545. A fighting platfor..

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Tunnels of Cu Chi. The: A Remarkable Story of War

The story of an extraordinary campaign in the Vietnam War - fought in a 200-mile labyrinth of underground tunnels and chambers. The campaign in the tunnels of Cu Chi was fought with cunning and savag..

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Tunnels: The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

'A story with so much inherent drama... a kaleidoscopic cold war story.' The GuardianIn the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked pris..

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Turning Point: The Battle for Milne Bay 1942 - Japan's first land defeat in World War II

September 1942 marked the high-point of Axis conquest in World War II. In the Pacific, Japan's soldiers had seemed unstoppable. However, the tide was about to turn. On Sunday, 6 September 1..

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Ultimate Flying Wings of the Luftwaffe

When the Allies crossed the Rhine, Hitler decreed to go down fighting to the last man. A strange triangular bomber launched the 'Nicht loschbares Feuer' over London, destroying the city. Later, a blac..

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Unbroken

Now a major film directed by Angelina Jolie to be released in 2014, this is the true story of one incredibly resilient WWII flier from the author of 'Seabiscuit'. On a May afternoon in 1943, a US bomb..

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Under the Bearskin: A Junior Officer's Story of War and Madness

'A fast-paced, thrilling account of British heroism, brave men surrounded and fighting against overwhelming odds. This is the real, sometimes shocking, and deeply personal story of modern warfare and ..

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Unwomanly Face of War

'Extraordinary. . . it would be hard to find a book that feels more important or original' - Viv Groskop, Observer*BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week*The long-awaited translation of the classic oral history..

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US Navy Battleships 1886-98: The pre-dreadnoughts and monitors that fought the Spanish-American War

After the American Civil War, the US Navy had been allowed to decay into complete insignificance, yet the commissioning of the modern Brazilian battleship Riachuelo and poor performance against the co..

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USAF F-105 Thunderchief vs VPAF MiG-17: Vietnam 1965-68

The F-105D Thunderchief was originally designed as a low-altitude nuclear strike aircraft, but the outbreak of the Vietnam War led to it being used instead as the USAF's primary conventional striker a..

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Valley of the Shadow: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Following the end of World War II, France attempted to reassert control over its colonies in Indochina. In Vietnam, this was resisted by the Viet Minh leading to the First Indochina War. By 1954, the ..

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Valley of the Shadow: The Siege of Dien Bien Phu

Struggling to reassert control over their Indochinese colonies after World War II, the French established a huge air-land base in the valley of Dien Bien Phu. But when the opposing Vietnamese People's..

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Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End, 1917-1923

'This war is not the end but the beginning of violence. It is the forge in which the world will be hammered into new borders and new communities. New molds want to be filled with blood, and power will..

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Victoria Cross Heroes of World War One: 628 Extraordinary Stories of Valour

The Victoria Cross had been in existence over 60 years when Archduke Franz Ferdinand fell to an assassins bullet, the event that triggered a Europe-wide call to arms in August 1914. It was an award th..

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Victory at Villers-Bretonneux

It's early 1918, and after four brutal years, the fate of the Great War hangs in the balance. On the one hand, the fact that Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks have seized power in Russia - immediately..

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Victory at Villers-Bretonneux

It's early 1918, and after four brutal years, the fate of the Great War hangs in the balance.On the one hand, the fact that Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks have seized power in Russia - immediately ..

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