War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

War & Militaria

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WORLD WAR II FACT AND QUIZ BOOK
PETER DARMAN    Book Number: 75146
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Here a London-based expert and much-published author on 20th century military history presents a staggering collection of facts and figures about mankind's most destructive conflict in an unusual w...
BRASSEY'S AIR COMBAT READER: Historic Feats
WALTER J. BOYNE & P. HANDLEMAN    Book Number: 77000
Published price: $8.95
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Grab your helmet and goggles to take an exciting flight. Here are 28 pieces beginning with The Machine Gun Takes Wings by Arch Whitehouse 1915, Downing My First Hun by Edward Lee Rickenbacker, Man...
THE SUMMIT: The Biggest Battle of the Second World War
ED CONWAY    Book Number: 77386
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The picture vividly painted here is of a three-week, intellect-sapping, emotionally draining roller-coaster of a meeting that was one of the most vital summits of the past century. Drawing minutel...
SECRET WARRIORS
TAYLOR DOWNING    Book Number: 78322
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Key scientists, code-breakers and propagandists of the Great War are the subject of this historian's revelatory account which uncovers the astonishing foundations that wartime ingenuity laid for de...
DARK DEFILE: Britain's Catastrophic Invasion of Afghanistan
DIANA PRESTON    Book Number: 78606
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In 1838 the British government, convinced that its Indian territories were threatened by Russia, Persia and Afghan tribesmen, ordered its mighty Army of the Indus into Afghanistan with the aim of o...
AIR ARSENAL NORTH AMERICA: Aircraft for the Allies 1938-1945
PHIL BUTLER & DAN HAGEDORN    Book Number: 78981
Published price: £40
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Britain ran short of munitions in World War II and lacked the dollar funds to buy American and Canadian aircraft outright, so President Roosevelt came up with the idea of Lend-Lease to assist the A...
LETTERS AND NEWS FROM THE TRENCHES AND THE HOME FRONT
EDITED BY ROBERT HAMILTON    Book Number: 79364
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Powerfully evocative, viscerally raw and frequently haunting, these are the thoughts of men who knew that every moment could be their last, that the whistling of an approaching German shell could s...
STAY THE DISTANCE
PETER JACOBS    Book Number: 79480
Published price: £25
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Sub-titled 'The Life and Times of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael Beetham' here is the eagerly awaited authorised biography of the last Chief of the Air Staff to have flown in the face o...
BY AIR TO BATTLE
EDITED BY BOB CARRUTHERS    Book Number: 80500
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Sub-titled 'The Official History of the British Paratroops in World War Two', this is one of the excellent Pen & Sword series of World War Two history books from original sources. First published ...
DIVE BOMBERS VS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS DVD
HISTORY FILMS    Book Number: 81020
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1910 was the momentous year for both aviation and maritime history as it saw the first experimental takeoff of a plane from the deck of a warship. The 1920s and 30s saw the aircraft carrier come i...
SUMMER OF '45: Stories and Voices From VE Day to VJ Day
KEVIN TELFER    Book Number: 81065
Published price: £20
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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...
HIGH COURT OF CHIVALRY
GEORGE DREWRY SQUIBB    Book Number: 80704
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Sub-titled 'A Study in the Civil Law in England', in its heyday the High Court of Chivalry was much more than an heraldic tribunal. Its jurisdiction extends to all military matters not governed by...
HITLER'S FIRST VICTIMS: The Quest for Justice
TIMOTHY RYBACK    Book Number: 80705
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Here is the remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nu...
GURKHA
KAILASH LIMBU    Book Number: 81126
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This Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller is sub-titled 'Better to Die than Live a Coward: My Life with the Gurkhas' and is one man's story, the story of a Gurkha soldier serving in the British Army. '...
WELLINGTON: A Journey Through My Family
JANE WELLESLEY    Book Number: 81151
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Covering six generations, this richly anecdotal family biography of a fascinating dynasty is proudly evocative of the British characteristics of gallantry and eccentricity. The first Duke of Welli...
KILLING PATTON
BILL O'REILLY & MARTIN DUGARD    Book Number: 80308
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The latest in a bestselling series examining mysterious deaths among famous people, Killing Patton describes the flamboyant American general's leadership of the Third Army in the last year of the W...
LUFTWAFFE SECOND WORLD WAR IN COLOUR
JOHN CHRISTOPHER    Book Number: 81078
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Members of the Propaganda Kompanie, armed with Leica cameras and the new Agfacolor film were able to capture aspects of the Luftwaffe's operations in ways never seen before. Here are the astonishi...
BLITZED CITY: The Destruction of Coventry, 1940
KAREN FARRINGTON    Book Number: 81189
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Drawing on vivid new testimony from those who survived the raid, eminent historian Karen Harrington gives voice to the people of Coventry. On a wintery evening in November 1940, German bombers cam...
ARIADNE OBJECTIVE:
WES DAVIS    Book Number: 80782
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In 1944 four men prepared to parachute into occupied Crete for a daring kidnap of the German General Kreipe. During months of preparation at the hideout in Cairo they assembled camouflaged equipmen...
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 ...
EMBRACE OF UNREASON: France, 1914-1940
FREDERICK BROWN    Book Number: 80826
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Focusing on writers and intellectuals, the author traces the rise of Fascist attitudes and ideologies in France that led to occupation and collaboration during World War II. Maurice Barres became i...
FLIGHT FROM THE REICH
DEBORAH DWORK & R JAN VAN PELT    Book Number: 80838
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Anne Frank was a German-Jewish refugee who officially held German nationality until Berlin stripped all Jews living outside the borders of the Reich of their citizenship. All became stateless. Th...
FLODDEN, A SCOTTISH TRAGEDY
PETER REESE    Book Number: 80839
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A higher number of soldiers engaged in the Battle of Flodden than at Bannockburn, higher than in Wallace's battle against the English at Stirling Bridge or at Pinkie Cleugh in 1547. Flodden is als...
HITLER'S FIRST VICTIMS: And One Man's Race for Justice
TIMOTHY RYBACK    Book Number: 80852
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Here is the remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nu...
LOST BATTLEFIELDS OF BRITAIN
MARTIN HACKETT    Book Number: 80880
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The author has personally visited and photographed each battle site listed within the book to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. With each battle is a scale map designe...
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...
TIME OF TYRANTS: Scotland and the Second World War
TREVOR ROYLE    Book Number: 80940
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The ever-changing kaleidoscope of Scottish domestic policy, the contribution of the heavy industries and the role of women were just some of Scotland's contribution to the war effort through the ar...
BATTLEFIELD WALKS: Kent and Sussex
RUPERT MATTHEWS    Book Number: 81235
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What a superb little book this is for anyone wishing to explore the Kent and Sussex regions. As these are the closest areas to the continent they have long been a favoured route for invaders, such...
TROUBLED WATERS: Leisure Boating and the Second World War
NIGEL SHARP    Book Number: 81252
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For those who loved boating, WWII greatly affected their sport, but even so many leisure sailors were able to use their skills to contribute to the war effort. The most well-known incident involvin...
WEDDING FEAST WAR: The Final Tragedy of the Xhosa People
KEITH SMITH    Book Number: 81254
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Following almost a century of warfare, the Xhosa peoples of the Cape Colony were finally defeated in the Ninth Xhosa War of 1877-9. The Colony had been administered by the Dutch since 1652, with th...
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