War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

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FREEDOM FLIGHT:
FRANK ISZAK    Book Number: 86754
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Sub-titled 'The True Story Of The Cold War's Greatest Escape'. On the afternoon of Friday 13th July 1956, seven desperate young people boarded a plane in the People's Republic of Hungary with the ...
YE BERLYN TAPESTRIE:
JOHN HASSALL & MIKE WEBB    Book Number: 88507
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A terrific parody of the Bayeux Tapestry first drawn over a hundred years ago, here is the satirical response by pioneering British illustrator John Hassall to the sense of outrage that gripped Bri...
UNDER PRESSURE: Living Life and Avoiding Death
RICHARD HUMPHREYS    Book Number: 88797
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Humphreys was a crew member on the Polaris nuclear submarine HMS Resolution from 1985 to 1990 and this memoir starts with his first gruelling training at HMS Raleigh on the banks of the Tamar, foll...
SECRET NAVAL INVESTIGATOR
COMMANDER F. ASHE LINCOLN    Book Number: 89219
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Sub-titled 'The Battle Against Hitler's Secret Underwater Weapons' here is a remarkable blend of deductive enterprise and courage. In the lead up to WWII, Ashe Lincoln, a junior barrister, had enl...
ANY SURVIVORS? A Lost Novel of World War II
MARTIN FREUD    Book Number: 89268
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The elder son of Sigmund Freud, Martin Freud (1889-1967) served in the Austro-Hungarian Army during World War One but escaped to Britain. Now translated into English and published for the first ti...
McPHERSON'S RIDGE: Battleground America Guides
STEVEN H. NEWTON    Book Number: 89340
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Focussing in on the first battle for the high ground, July 1st 1863 in the American Civil War, we are taken to Gettysburg, PA. Confederate General Henry Heth pushed his division down Chamberburg P...
KOREA: Where the American Century Began
MICHAEL PEMBROKE    Book Number: 89397
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The Korean War was the first of America's failed modern wars. A conflict which is not actually concluded, there was a cessation of hostilities agreed in an armistice between military commanders "un...
BLOOD, OIL AND THE AXIS
JOHN BROICH    Book Number: 89669
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Sub-titled 'The Allied Resistance Against A Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941' this work of history is poised to become the definitive chronicle of the Axis's menacing play for the territo...
WAR THAT NEVER ENDED: The Short History of the Korean War
GORDON KERR    Book Number: 89838
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The Korean War is the war that never ended, a conflict between two parts of what was once one nation, the Republic of South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. But it is more than...
CARDIFF AND THE VALLEYS AT WAR 1939-45
GARY DOBBS    Book Number: 89987
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Together with Newport and Swansea, Cardiff was one of the ports targeted by the Germans early in the war, though Bridgend's munitions factory further down the coast, the largest in Britain, was inc...
HANNIBAL'S ROAD: The Second Punic War in Italy 213-203 BC
MIKE ROBERTS    Book Number: 89989
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Rome and Carthage, facing each other on opposite sides of the Mediterranean, were constantly at war in the last two decades of the third century BC. The Carthaginian general Hannibal famously cross...
POSTED IN WARTIME: Letters Home from Abroad
RICHARD KNOTT    Book Number: 89993
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This fascinating and nostalgic book is based on the letters of six prolific correspondents in the war years. Three of them were famous members of the London scene: Noel Coward, Cecil Beaton and Fre...
SACRED SWORDS: Jihad in the Holy Land 1097-1291
JAMES WATERSON    Book Number: 89994
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The conflict between Christians and Muslims in the early medieval period is full of resonance for our own times. We are used to hearing the story from a British perspective, including the exploits ...
HUNGER: How Food Shaped the Course of the First World War
RICK BLOM    Book Number: 89717
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Dutch historian Rick Blom has scoured original source material including private diaries by active servicemen and civilians, historical accounts, food manuals, recipe books and interviews with vete...
SEA WARFARE
RUDYARD KIPLING    Book Number: 89724
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) the poet and novelist was born in Bombay and taken to England when he was five years old. His son John died in the First World War at the Battle of Loos in Septe...
WORTH SAVING: Disabled Children During the Second World
SUE WHEATCROFT    Book Number: 89730
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To what extent were the 'decision-makers' aware of the problems faced by disabled children during the war, and how did they attempt to deal with the problems, and to what extent were they successfu...
SWORDSMAN'S HANDBOOK: Samurai Teachings
EDITED BY WILLIAM SCOTT WILSON    Book Number: 89198
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Unlike karate, judo or aikido, swordsmanship is not a means of self-defence, but it is nevertheless hugely popular not only in Japan but also in the US and round the world. The author believes that...
DOOMSDAY MACHINE: Confessions of A Nuclear War Planner
DANIEL ELLSBERG    Book Number: 90236
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Former presidential advisor Daniel Ellsberg famously took the Pentagon Papers and also took with him a cache of Top-Secret documents related to America's nuclear programme in the 1960s. Here for t...
MARCH BY MOONLIGHT
JACK LOVE & BARRY LOVE    Book Number: 90256
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Sub-titled 'A Bomber Command Story of Ops and Evasion, Captivity and Friendship', here is Jack Love's personal account of the experiences he went through joining up for the RAF, training for, and t...
SOLDIER: Respect is Earned
JAY MORTON    Book Number: 90304
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Morton spent ten years in the SAS and four years in The Parachute Regiment, completing 14 years of decorated military service, he is now the latest addition to Channel 4's critically acclaimed TV s...
INDIAN EMPIRE AT WAR
GEORGE MORTON-JACK    Book Number: 90433
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A pioneering study that looks at the 1914-18 War from the perspective of South Asia. 1.5 million Indians fought with the British in the First World War from Flanders to the African bush and the de...
AIR FORCE BLUE: The RAF in World War Two
PATRICK BISHOP    Book Number: 90512
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Written in celebration of the RAF for its 2018 centenary, this book recounts the exploits of the service at the highest point of its reputation during World War II. The British army had been defeat...
SHOCKWAVE: Countdown to Hiroshima
STEPHEN WALKER    Book Number: 90541
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This vivid recreation of the countdown to 6 August 1945, when the Americans dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, is based on eyewitness testimony and recreates the lives of the scientists, a...
REPORTING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
BRIAN BEST    Book Number: 90679
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Famous reporters of World War II include writers such as Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell, but perhaps the most celebrated reportage is Richard Dimbleby's flight with a bombing raid over Berlin i...
TRAFALGAR CHRONICLE
PETER HORE    Book Number: 90681
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Contributors to the Trafalgar Chronicle, the yearbook of The 1805 Club, are leading experts in the field like Professor John Hattendors from the US Naval War College in Newport RI, Professor Andrew...
WAR CHRONICLES: From Flintlocks to Machine Guns
JOSEPH CUMMINS    Book Number: 90682
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"In every war, they kill you in a new way." This huge and impressively researched volume examines every major war between 1783 to 1988, from the French Revolution to the Iran-Iraq conflict, looking...
VISITOR'S HISTORIC BRITAIN: West Sussex Stone Age
KEVIN NEWMAN    Book Number: 90684
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Sussex-born tour guide, teacher, history consultant and journalist Kevin Newman regularly escapes up on the South Downs on walks much shorter than Belloc managed. Many writers have written about t...
REVOLUTION: The History Of England
PETER ACKROYD    Book Number: 90317
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With a CBE for services to literature, Peter Ackroyd, the world renowned historian and writer, captures the essence of war and victory in his fourth volume of The History of England, from the Battl...
ON WAR

New ON WAR

CARL VON CLAUSEWITZ    Book Number: 25263
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Perhaps the greatest book ever written about war. Oppression soldier von Clauswitz had witnessed at first hand the immense destructive power of French Revolutionary armies which swept across Europe...
BATTLE FOR BRITAIN: Interservice Rivalry
ANTHONY J. CUMMING    Book Number: 90342
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A powerful challenge to the orthodox narrative of British airpower in the early years of World War Two tracing the politics, inter-service manoeuvring and propaganda which accompanied the transitio...
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