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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PERILOUS GLORY: The Rise of Western Military Power
JOHN FRANCE    Book Number: 80909
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An opinionated and crisply argued single volume history of the not-only-Western way of war, this expansive history surveys warfare from ancient times to the current wars in the Middle East. It cha...
A HIGHER FORM OF KILLING
DIANA PRESTON    Book Number: 81560
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Poison gas, the torpedo, the Zeppelin, here is a startling new window onto World War One with Diana Preston's chronicle of the birth of weapons of mass destruction. Between April 22nd and May 30th...
CONSCIENCE
LOUISA THOMAS    Book Number: 83895
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In late August 1918, Norman Thomas received telegrams. One said that his brother Evan, a conscientious objector, had been hospitalised at a military training camp in Kansas during a hunger strike a...
REICHSBANK ROBBERY
COLIN RODERICK FULTON    Book Number: 84360
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Germany's state bank, the Reichsbank received 21 direct hits in February 1945 when the US Air Force launched the largest daytime bombing offensive against Berlin ever, dropping over 2,250 tons of b...
ASYLUM: A Survivor's Flight from Nazi-Occupied Vienna
MORIZ SCHEYER    Book Number: 84197
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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 ...
BOMBERS AND MASH: The Domestic Front 1939-45
RAYNES MINNS    Book Number: 84539
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Packed with photos, cartoons, advertisements and posters, this fascinating book documents women's lives in wartime. The story starts with "A woman's chronology of the war", including the July 1940 ...
GREAT WAR AT SEA: The Opening Salvos
BOB CARRUTHERS    Book Number: 84807
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A remarkable gallery of artworks, presented on big glossy white pages, all in original line art, charcoal and pencil drawings, the books showcases the work of contemporary combat artists and illust...
PALESTINE BETRAYED
EFRAIM KARSH    Book Number: 84516
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On November 29th 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partition of Palestine into two independent states - one Jewish, the other Arab - linked in an economi...
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT
JOHN BROOM    Book Number: 85165
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'My son, cast thy heart firmly on the Lord, and fear not the judgement of men, when conscience testifieth of thy dutifulness and innocencey.' - Edith Cavell. A toxic mix of nationalism and militar...
WAR! HELLISH WAR! STAR SHELL REFLECTIONS 1916-1918
JIM MAULTSAID    Book Number: 85179
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Jim Maultsaid's superbly illustrated Great War diaries covers his experiences from 1916 until mid 1918. On 1st July 1916, the first day of the Somme, Sergeant Maultsaid was seriously wounded. Des...
WELSH YEOMANRY AT WAR
STEPHEN JOHN    Book Number: 85180
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A history of the 24th (Pembroke & Glamorgan Yeomanry) Battalion, The Welsh Regiment sheds new light on the battalion's almost forgotten campaign in Palestine. It saw many of its troops killed and ...
ON THE ROAD WITH WELLINGTON:
A.L.F. SCHAUMANN    Book Number: 85257
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George III was not just the ruler of the UK, he was also King of Hanover, so when Napoleon's forces overran Hanover in 1803 many patriots fled to Britain where they formed the King's German Regimen...
JAPANESE PRINTS DURING THE ALLIED OCCUPATION 1945-1952
LAWRENCE SMITH    Book Number: 84350
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Following World War Two, much of urban Japan lay in ruins, the land occupied by foreign powers for the first time in the country's history. To many it seemed everything was lost, yet it had an abi...
BIRTH OF A REPUBLIC
HANCHAO LU    Book Number: 85018
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During the Chinese Revolution of 1911, photographs of the upheaval were rare, but an American photographer, Francis Stafford (1884-1938), was working for Commercial Press in Shanghai, and consequen...
NEW ARMY IN TRAINING: 150th Anniversary Edition
RUDYARD KIPLING    Book Number: 85038
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On 4 August 1914, following the German invasion of Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany. That autumn Rudyard Kipling wrote six newspaper articles about the training of newly volunteered troops,...
REPORT ON EXPERIENCE
JOHN MULGAN    Book Number: 85043
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First published posthumously in 1947 in an expurgated form (some criticisms of his army superiors were originally deleted) this captivating memoir traces the Allies' path in the second world war an...
SO BRAVELY & SO WELL: The Life and Art of William T. Trego
JOSEPH P. ECKHART    Book Number: 85047
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William Brooke Thomas Trego was born on 15 September 1858, the fifth of six children born to prolific and much-sought-after artist Jonathan Trego and his wife Emily. At the age of 18 months however...
DRUMS OF WAR
EDWARD MARSTON    Book Number: 85479
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Dashing soldier of fortune captain Daniel Rawson returns in an explosive new adventure. France 1705 and Rawson is always ready for adventure, so when the Duke of Marlborough proposes a dangerous u...
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
EDWARD MARSTON    Book Number: 85518
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'An enthralling and accomplished historical adventure' - Good Book Guide. It is 1704 and Europe is at war. With Lord Churchill's words ringing in his ears 'Take this sword as you own and wear it ...
VERY MURDERING BATTLE
EDWARD MARSTON    Book Number: 85528
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Behind enemy lines, Captain Daniel Rawson must face a ruthless foe. It is 1709 and Europe is in the midst of the coldest winter for a century. France, her people starving and her army rattled by ...
STRANGE INTELLIGENCE: Memoirs of Naval Secret Service
HECTOR BYWATER & H. C. FERRABY    Book Number: 85772
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Originally written up in 1930 as a series of thrilling articles in the Daily Telegraph, Hector C. Bywater's experiences were soon turned into a book with the help of Daily Express journalist H. C. ...
IRELAND - THE STRUGGLE FOR POWER:
JEFFREY JAMES    Book Number: 85875
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A country with a small population, Ireland has been invaded and exploited throughout its history, but the Irish have always fought back with tenacity and courage. In the first century AD the Irish ...
BATH IN THE GREAT WAR
DEREK TAIT    Book Number: 85907
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This visual panorama of the city of Bath in the Great War draws on local newspaper archives to provide a fascinating insight into life on the home front. Kitchener is pictured on a platform addres...
FOR THE GLORY OF ROME: A History of Warriors and Warfare
ROSS COWAN    Book Number: 85917
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A Roman legionary soldier was equipped with a heavy javelin, cut and thrust sword and a shield from shoulder to shin. As a member of a maniple of 120 men he was expected to form a unit of power to ...
HALIFAX IN THE GREAT WAR
DAVID MILLICHOPE    Book Number: 85920
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Halifax's experience of the Great War was different to that of many other large towns and cities. A garrison town (home of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment), within days the public moo...
LUSITANIA STORY: The Atrocity that Shocked the World
MITCH PEEKE ET AL    Book Number: 85926
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Unlike most other books on the subject of the opulent passenger liner Lusitania, which was sunk by a German submarine in 1915, this also researches the liner's beginnings, her innovative advances i...
WARSHIP ANNE: An Illustrated History
RICHARD ENSOR    Book Number: 85934
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A few miles to the east of Hastings, on the beach at Pett Level, lies the wreck of the warship Anne, and just a few times a year, at very low tides, it is possible to see her outline and some of he...
BRITISH CONCENTRATION CAMPS: A Brief History from 1900-1975
SIMON WEBB    Book Number: 84186
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Astonishingly, it seems that Britain, rather than Germany, was responsible for the widespread use of concentration camps during the 20th century. The book describes in detail the camps run in Scot...
BROADSIDES: Caricature & The Navy 1756-1815
JAMES DAVEY & RICHARD JOHNS    Book Number: 85806
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Superb James Gillray on the Irish invasion and patriotic courage and Thomas Rowlandson on sailors in cheap prints available for all to laugh at. Here is an exploration of the political and cultura...
BATTLEFIELDS IN BRITAIN
C. V. WEDGWOOD    Book Number: 85983
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Dame Cicely Veronica Wedgwood (1910-1997) specialised in the history of 17th century England and Continental Europe. Originally published in the Collin's Pictures of Britain series, this super lit...
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