War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War and military, warfare worldwide, soldiers and regiments, battlefields and war zones. Historical overviews of world conflicts over the centuries.

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BATTLE STORY HASTINGS 1066
JONATHAN TRIGG    Book Number: 88962
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Photographs of the battlefield today, artist's interpretations and of course reproductions from the Bayeux Tapestry place you in the centre of the action. In 1066, the most significant battle on E...
DISCOVERING BATTLEFIELDS OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND
JOHN KINROSS    Book Number: 88966
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A superb chronological gazetteer describing 70 battlefield sites, each with a description map of the battle which took place there. A strangely neglected part of our national heritage, a few battl...
LONG ROAD
OLIVER CLUTTON-BROCK    Book Number: 88975
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Sub-titled 'Trials and Tribulations of Airmen Prisoners From Stalag Luft VII (Bankau) to Berlin, June 1944 to May 1945.' The book is firstly a testament to those many nationalities who found thems...
STAFF CARS
DAVID FLETCHER    Book Number: 88986
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One of the popular Shire publications, this now rare softback bears the original 1971 cover price of £1.75. The best used copy online is selling at over £26 and here we have the final mint conditi...
LIFE IN THE THIRD REICH
PAUL ROLAND    Book Number: 88493
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By the author of more than 30 books about the Nazis, the occult and the Nuremberg Trials, Paul Roland draws on the recollections of those who lived through the rise and fall of one of the most vici...
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...
BETRAYAL IN BERLIN: George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel
STEVE VOGEL    Book Number: 89159
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George Blake became a Russian spy when he was a prisoner of the Communist North Koreans. When North Korea crossed the border and invaded Seoul in 1950, capturing diplomats, nuns and American prison...
DEADLY TRADE: The Complete History of Submarine Warfare
IAIN BALANTINE    Book Number: 89166
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Rudyard Kipling summed up the fascination and terror of submarine warfare by calling it "a grisly blindfold game". This huge history of 2,500 years of submarine, or underwater, conflict starts with...
A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES SINCE 1900
ANDREW ROBERTS    Book Number: 89172
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Audaciously taking the title of Churchill's famous history, which concluded in 1900, for his study of the 20th century, historian Andrew Roberts has written a brilliantly readable account of a cent...
SPITFIRE: The Biography
JONATHAN GLANCEY    Book Number: 89180
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The Spitfire was in production from 1938, but it was not until May 1940 that the first Spitfires flew across the Channel to face the German Bf 109s and the twin engine Bf 110s. Their first major en...
GREAT WAR FIGHTER ACES 1916-18
NORMAN FRANKS    Book Number: 89107
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From the excellent Images of War series, here are rare photographs from wartime archives reproduced on big glossy white pages to the best possible quality and with exceptional extended explanatory ...
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...
ROBERT P. WATSON    Book Number: 87586
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Hitler was fascinated by the power of film and Leni Riefenstahl's ground-breaking chronicle of the 1934 Nuremberg Rally gave him the idea of harnessing film to his propaganda effort. Following the...
WWII MILITARY COLLECTION - 5 BOOK SET
Unknown    Book Number: 89082
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The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill is the jaw-dropping true account of how more than 600 men in a German prisoner-of-war camp with only bare hands and the crudest of tools dug tunnels, forged passp...
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...
ELIZABETH'S FRENCH WARS 1562-1598
WILLIAM HEAP    Book Number: 89284
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In 1562, the wars of religion broke out in France between the opposing Protestants known as Huguenots and Catholics. The Huguenots were headed by Louis de Bourbon, against the Catholics under Fran...
GREAT ESCAPER: A Young POW
LOUISE WILLIAMS    Book Number: 89292
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The award-winning writer and journalist is the niece of John 'Willy' Williams and here recreates his story from family memories, letters, declassified documents, oral histories and interviews with ...
GREAT WAR RAILWAYMEN: Britain's Railway Company Workers
JEREMY HIGGINS    Book Number: 89293
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Railway expansion in the early 20th century coincided with a growth in nationalism as the Great Powers realised that communications were going to be vital in the coming conflict. Germany needed to ...
GUERNICA: Painting the End of the World
JAMES ATTLEE    Book Number: 89294
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Pablo Picasso himself said 'Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.' Working on his masterpiece Guernica in his studio in 1937 is the very first full page archive ...
GURKHA: 25 Years of the Royal Gurkha Rifles
MAJOR GEN. (RETD) J C LAWRENCE    Book Number: 89295
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With a Foreword by HRH the Prince of Wales, the regiment's Colonel-in-Chief, this pictorial history of the Royal Gurkha Rifles covers the 25 years since its formation in 1994 as a new regiment amal...
IN FLANDERS FIELDS: The 1917 Campaign
LEON WOLFF    Book Number: 89296
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'In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row...' Detailed in its history, evocative of the period and the context, the book begins on New Years' Day 1917 and the violence w...
LUMBERJILLS: Britain's Forgotten Army
JOANNA FOAT    Book Number: 89306
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In the Foreword, Mary Collings says of her mother Hazel 'My mother's own experience in Devon was of horrible landladies, flea-infested billets, bombs, the hazards of felling trees, and working alon...
RULER'S GUIDE
CHINGHUA TANG    Book Number: 89314
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Sub-titled 'China's Greatest Emperor and His Timeless Secrets of Success', in the classic tradition of Sun Tzu's The Art of War, here for the first time in English is a text which is still being st...
SEA TAKES NO PRISONERS: Stories from the Men and Ships
EDMUND WONG    Book Number: 89315
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Britannia rules the waves and did so triumphantly during WWII. In this stunning historical record, the voices of 125 Royal Navy men and women remember their days of service for Britain and the worl...
CENTURY OF BRITISH NAVAL AVIATION 1909-2009
DAVID WRAGG    Book Number: 89332
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The years leading up to World War I were a time of experimentation in aviation, but with the onset of hostilities there was a targeted drive to support the military. The Battle of Jutland in 1916 s...
LOST SOULS OF THE RIVER KWAI
BILL REED WITH MITCH PEEKE    Book Number: 89339
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When the British Army in Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in February 1942, Bill Reed was one of the men selected for work on the infamous Burma railway. Transported to Ban Pong on the edge of...
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...
OPERATIONS IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1939-1942:
JOHN GREHAN & MARTIN MACE    Book Number: 89343
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The Middle East Command in WWII covered a vast area, stretching across Egypt, Libya, Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, Sudan, Eritrea, Syria and Iraq and at one point also oversaw operations in Greece, Ke...
PHANTOM
PHILIP WARNER    Book Number: 89345
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PHANTOM remains perhaps the least well known of the wartime special regiments. Formed in 1939 with the mission of finding out exactly where all the Allied forward positions were, it was a task whi...
PORTSMOUTH IN THE GREAT WAR
SARAH QUAIL    Book Number: 89346
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Home of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth's character as a seaport and garrison ensured its key role in World War I. The city is situated at the mouth of natural harbour with a deep-water channel, and shi...
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