War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

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HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: Native America from 1890
DAVID TREUER    Book Number: 88040
Published price: £25
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David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. Trained as an anthropologist and researching Native American life for his non-fiction and novels, he began to uncover ...
RESOLUTION: Two Brothers, a Nation in Crisis, a World at War
DAVID RUTLAND & EMMA ELLIS    Book Number: 88079
Published price: £30
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A two-generation saga of the Manners family, Resolution shares the history of John Masters, Marquis of Granby, who famously led a cavalry charge during the Seven Years War and his two sons - Charle...
GUIDE TO WAR PUBLICATIONS OF THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR
ARTHUR WARD    Book Number: 87807
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Sub-titled 'From Training Guides to Propaganda Posters' here for the first time is a single volume entirely dedicated to a long-overlooked component of wartime collectables. It is designed to comp...
CALIGULA: An Unexpected General
LEE FRATANTUONO    Book Number: 88150
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Gaius Caligula ruled the Rome for just four years from 37-41CE but his actions during this period have made his name synonymous with cruelty, depravity, bloodshed and madness. Given these legendary...
FEMALE RAILWAY WORKERS IN WWII
SUSAN MAJOR    Book Number: 88151
Published price: £19.99
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Even though some women worked in clerical, cleaning and catering roles on the railways, between the wars even these jobs were done mostly by men. Before the outbreak of WWII the roles of porters, g...
PETER THE GREAT'S REVENGE:
BORIS MEGORSKY    Book Number: 88154
Published price: £29.95
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The Narova River flows into the Baltic Sea at the Gulf of Finland and today forms the border between Russia and Estonia. However, back in the early 18th century it was at the centre of the Great No...
BARBARIANS: Rebellion and Resistance to the Roman Empire
STEPHEN KERSHAW    Book Number: 88285
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What made someone a barbarian in ancient Rome? Was it race, language, values, religion, the shape of your beard, food? Or was it a matter of self-identification? This fascinating book looks at the ...
CRUSADE OF RICHARD I 1189-92
T. A. ARCHER    Book Number: 88176
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First published in 1889, the account is punctuated with passionate speeches and dark betrayals, the contemporary accounts originating from both sides of the war. It is a brilliant reflection on th...
DEAD MEN RISEN: The Welsh Guards
TOBY HARNDEN    Book Number: 88180
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Winner of the Orwell Prize in 2012, here is the gripping story of the men of the Welsh Guards and their bloody battle for survival in Afghanistan in 2009. Under-equipped and overstretched, they fo...
CHURCHILL AND SEAPOWER
CHRISTOPHER M. BELL    Book Number: 83463
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Winston Churchill had a longer and closer relationship with the Royal Navy than any British statesman in modern times, but his record as naval Commander in Chief and strategist has been mired in co...
ANGELS IN THE TRENCHES
LEO RUICKBIE    Book Number: 87666
Published price: £13.99
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Sub-titled 'Spiritualism, Superstition and the Supernatural During the First World War' people were asking the question "If a man dies, shall he live again?" After their miraculous escape from the...
CEREMONIAL SWORDS OF BRITAIN: State and Civic Swords
LT. COL. EDWARD BARRETT MBE    Book Number: 88419
Published price: £40
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The ceremonial sword is a sign of status and will often be made of precious or rare metals, with a scabbard designed to display intricate craftsmanship and expensive materials. The author has visi...
WAR THAT NEVER ENDED:
GORDON KERR    Book Number: 88382
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The Korean War of 1950-53 "ended" in a frustrating stalemate, the ramifications still of huge significance today. Although an armistice was signed in July 1953, no official peace treaty was ever ag...
ASYLUM: A Survivor's Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna
MORIZ SCHEYER    Book Number: 88425
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Written in 1944 while the author was hiding from the Nazis in a French convent, this survivor's account of the persecution and genocide of the Jews has an immediate quality which is fuelled by his ...
FEAR AND THE FREEDOM: How the Second World War Changed Us
KEITH LOWE    Book Number: 88426
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In 2014 the leaders of 20 nations, with the Queen and Barack Obama prominent among them, met in France to celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day. World War II left a global legacy and this ambiti...
GIBRALTAR: The Greatest Siege in British History
ROY ADKINS & LESLEY ADKINS    Book Number: 88428
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The tiny isthmus of Gibraltar is the gatekeeper to the Mediterranean Sea, and the Rock has been blockaded and besieged numerous times as different nations have tried to seize control of its command...
NAGASAKI: Life After Nuclear War
SUSAN SOUTHARD    Book Number: 88429
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As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, the urgent questions are being asked once more: can you justify the nuclear bomb attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a small port on Japan's southernmo...
PLOTS AGAINST HITLER
DANNY ORBACH    Book Number: 88430
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Hitler's rise to power in 1933 precipitated a series of anti-Hitler plots involving some of the most senior officers in the Nazi administration. Among them was the chief of General Staff, Ludwig Be...
HERALDRY COATS OF ARMS, CRESTS AND SEALS:
AMBERLEY ARCHIVE    Book Number: 88399
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Helmets and eagles, swords and feathers, lions and fish, here are all manner of arms and rebus, panaches or plumes of feathers set upright and borne as a crest, the shield of King Edward III from A...
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM COLOURING BOOK
CAREY HALL & BECKY HOLTZMAN    Book Number: 88401
Published price: £6
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A World War One aerial site, Spring in the Trenches by Paul Nash, on the departure platform Victoria Station, aeroplanes attacking Turkish boats, a regimental band 1918, erecting a camouflage tree ...
LONDON BOMBED, BLITZED AND BLOWN UP
IAN JONES    Book Number: 88405
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Sub-titled 'The British Capital Under Attack Since 1867' the author had made a career in bomb disposal as a Major in the British Army. London, like many cities, has witnessed the pain and terror o...
WAR IN THE WEST 1939-41: VOLUME 1: The Rise of Germany
JAMES HOLLAND    Book Number: 88451
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Hailed as an outstanding debut from an exciting young historian, this book asks some questions that have been absent from traditional histories of World War II. For instance, when a young officer f...
HITLER'S WAR BENEATH THE WAVES:
MICHAEL FITZGERALD    Book Number: 88561
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At the beginning of WWII Germany had few submarines. In late 1939 the head of the Kriegsmarine, Admiral Dönitz, pleaded with Hitler to build 300 vessels, convinced that with this vast flotilla he c...
NAZI SEX SPIES
AL CIMINO    Book Number: 88567
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True stories of seduction, subterfuge and state secrets, all's fair in love at war, at least the Nazis thought so. They deployed sex like no other weapon to achieve their goal of world domination,...
GENERAL JACK'S DIARY
JOHN TERRAINE    Book Number: 88594
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Captain J. L. Jack in 1914 was serving with the First Cameronians, one of the earliest British regiments to arrive and fight in France. Almost every day while serving in France and Flanders, Jack ...
TOP 50 MILITARY AIRCRAFT
THOMAS NEWDICK    Book Number: 88633
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There is no shortage of contenders when it comes to making a choice and selecting the 50 greatest military aircraft and what made it superior to other aeroplanes of the same period. Success in com...
UNIFORMS OF WORLD WAR II: Over 250 Uniforms
PETER DARMAN    Book Number: 88634
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With the aid of superb full colour artworks it is now possible to appreciate not only the actual uniform, its manufacture, materials and distinctive features, but also the detail of different colou...
BATTLE OF ARNHEM: The Deadliest Airborne Operation
ANTONY BEEVOR    Book Number: 88762
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Immortalised in the film A Bridge Too Far, Operation Market Garden is one of the most celebrated engagements of World War II. Montgomery's plan to seize the bridges of the Lower Rhine could have en...
CHASTISE: The Dambusters Story 1943
MAX HASTINGS    Book Number: 88764
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The classic Dambusters story, featuring the heroism of Guy Gibson and the legendary 617 Squadron, fascinated acclaimed historian Max Hastings from an early age, but Hastings now feels that 75 years...
GREAT WAR: A Photographic Narrative
MARK HOLBORN & HILARY ROBERTS    Book Number: 88780
Published price: £80
Bibliophile price: £32.00
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Photographic archivist Mark Holborn produced that exceptional London book we sold out of last month so we are thrilled to have from his expert curation this extraordinary photographic narrative of ...
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