War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

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SUMMER OF '45: Stories and Voices From VE Day to VJ Day
KEVIN TELFER    Book Number: 81065
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On 8th May 1945 Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister, announced to waiting crowds that the Allies had accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany and that the War in Europe was over. For...
AVOIDING ARMAGEDDON:
JEREMY BLACK    Book Number: 80790
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The period between the wars is often seen as a time of learning from the mistakes and successes of World War I and preparation for the next global conflict. But Black argues that British political ...
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...
DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
ERIK LARSON    Book Number: 82579
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The story of the Lusitania, sunk by a German U-boat in May 1915 under the pretext that it was carrying munitions, was a turning point in World War I, ultimately influencing President Woodrow Wilson...
SNAKE DANCE: Journeys Beneath a Nuclear Sky
PATRICK MARNHAM    Book Number: 83193
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In 1945 two highly populated Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, were wiped out by two atomic weapons, the bombs known as Little Boy and Fat Man which used different fuels, uranium and plutoni...
TRUE FOR THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY:
OSCAR GILBERT & C. GILBERT    Book Number: 83267
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In 1777 the British were defeated at Saratoga. Hoping to push back the rebellious American revolutionaries they instigated a 'Southern Strategy' plan, but instead triggered a brutal partisan war wh...
COMMANDO TACTICS: The Second World War
STEPHEN BULL    Book Number: 83538
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A book which asks the bigger questions about strategic deployment, tactical methods and doctrine, here a more interesting story of the Commandoes emerges looking at operations, assault, movement an...
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...
DEFENDING LONDON: The Military Landscape
MIKE OSBORNE    Book Number: 83898
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London, the capital of the country and a tapestry of Britain's history, is adorned with features of our past spread across the skyline and streets. A prominent feature of our city's historical land...
DEVIL'S DIARY: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets
ROBERT WITTMAN & DAVID KINNEY    Book Number: 83966
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Alfred Rosenberg first met Adolf Hitler in late 1919 and later confessed to a confidant that he was far from impressed by his intellect. However, like many millions of others, when he witnessed Hit...
FOUR HORSEMEN RIDING TO LIBERTY IN POST-NAPOLEONIC EUROPE
RICHARD STITES    Book Number: 83989
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This sweeping narrative of four doomed revolutions which broke out in the wake of Napoleon's final defeat is a thrilling and impressively researched read from the late Richard Stites, renowned as 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 ...
WALKING THE RETREAT: The March to the Marne 1914 Revisited
TERRY CUDBIRD    Book Number: 84527
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"Enormous carved figures covered the bottom half facing down the hill...Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, the French Commander-in-Chief, stands in the centre...The soldier next to him represents a poi...
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 ...
COMPLETE GEORGE CROSS
KEVIN BRAZIER    Book Number: 84691
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The author has long been intrigued by medals and medal recipients and here draws his attention to Britain's highest civilian award for gallantry, the George Cross for 'Acts of the greatest heroism ...
GREAT WAR: The Countdown to Global Conflict
IAN WELCH    Book Number: 84699
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A big Haynes publication which uses quality, graphic content to bring immediacy to the events of the Great War. British soldiers with packhorses and donkeys watching enemy aircraft dropping bombs ...
GREAT BATTLES OF THE CLASSICAL GREEK WORLD
OWEN REES    Book Number: 84806
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A colossus of the classical era, the Greeks entered into a multitude of conflicts and Owen Rees casts light on a selection of 18 of these land battles and sieges that span the Classical Greek perio...
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...
DON'T HURRY ME DOWN TO HADES:
SUSANNAH URAL    Book Number: 85098
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The American Civil War directly affected a far higher proportion of the American population than any other conflict. Quite apart from the 3 million men who enrolled in both armies, there were thous...
VALOR, GUTS AND LUCK: A B-17 Tailgunner's Survival Story
WILLIAM SMALLWOOD    Book Number: 85158
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Statistically a B-17 tailgunner stood a 26% chance of surviving the standard 25 mission tour of bombing raids over Germany in 1943 - a fact of which Staff Sergeant Lowell "Slats" Slayton was unawar...
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...
HOLDING THE HOME FRONT
CAROLINE SCOTT    Book Number: 85167
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'Men in the field, women in the fields' reads the banner of the farmers asking women and girls to join the Land Army during the First World War. It is the Second World War Land Girl which has caug...
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 ...
WITH THE GUNS IN THE PENINSULA: The Napoleonic Library
EDIT. BY R. HENRY WOLLOCOMBE    Book Number: 85181
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Sub-titled 'The Peninsular War Journal of Captain William Webber, Royal Artillery', here is one of the unparalleled collection of classic works on the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Webber's fascinating...
LIFE AND LIMB: Perspectives on the American Civil War
EDITED BY DAVID SEED ET AL    Book Number: 85218
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Memoirs of writers including Louisa May Alcott, Ambrose Bierce and Walt Whitman stand alongside the medical observations of figures such as Silas Weir Mitchell and William Keen. The contemporary p...
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...
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