• 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow
    1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow
    ISBN: 9780007123742
    Title: 1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow
    Author: ZAMOYSKI ADAM

    Adam Zamoyski's bestselling account of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia and his catastrophic retreat from Moscow, events that had a profound effect on European history.

    In 1812 the most powerful man in the world assembled the largest army in history and marched on Moscow with the intention of consolidating his dominion. But within months, Napoleon's invasion of Russia - history's first example of total war - had turned into an epic military disaster. Over 400,000 French and Allied troops perished and Napoleon was forced to retreat.

    Adam Zamoyski's masterful work draws on the harrowing first-hand accounts of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict. The result takes the reader beyond the invasion of Russia to present both a poignant tale of the individual foot soldier and a sweeping history of a turbulent time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • 1939: A People's History
    1939: A People's History
    ISBN: 9781509858767
    Title: 1939: A People's History
    Author: TAYLOR FREDERICK

    In the autumn of 1938, Europe believed in the promise of peace. Still reeling from the ravages of the Great War, its people were desperate to rebuild their lives in a newly safe and stable era. But only a year later, the fateful decisions of just a few men had again led Europe to war, a war that would have a profound and lasting impact on millions of innocent people. From the bestselling historian Frederick Taylor, 1939: A People's History draws on original British and German sources, including recorded interviews, as well as contemporary diaries, memoirs and newspapers. Its narrative focuses on the day-to-day experiences of the men and women in both countries trapped in this disastrous chain of events and not, as is so often the case, the elite. Their voices, concerns and experiences lend a uniquely intimate flavour to this often surprising account, revealing a marked disconnect between government and people; few ordinary citizens in either Britain or Germany wanted war. Precisely for that reason, 1939: A People's History is also an interrogation of our capacity to go to war again. In today's Europe, an onset of uncertainty, a looming fear of radical populism and a revelatory schism are dangerously reminiscent of the perils of the autumn of 1938. It is both a vivid and richly peopled narrative of Europe's slide into the horrors of war, a war that nobody wanted, and, in many ways, a warning; an opportunity for us to learn from our history and a reminder that we must never take peace for granted.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy
    Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy
    ISBN: 9780241408513
    Title: Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy
    Author: MACINTYRE BEN

    In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity.

    However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb.

    Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race.

    In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important female spy in history.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz
    Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz
    ISBN: 9781451684544
    Title: Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz
    Author: BARTOV OMER

    "A substantive contribution to the history of ethnic strife and extreme violence" (The Wall Street Journal) and a cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level--turning neighbors, friends, and family against one another--as seen through the eastern European border town of Buczacz during World War II.

    For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz--today part of Ukraine--was home to a highly diverse citizenry. It was here that Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews all lived side by side in relative harmony. Then came World War II, and three years later the entire Jewish population had been murdered by German and Ukrainian police, while Ukrainian nationalists eradicated Polish residents. In truth, though, this genocide didn't happen so quickly.

    In Anatomy of a Genocide, Omer Bartov explains that ethnic cleansing doesn't occur as is so often portrayed in popular history, with the quick ascent of a vitriolic political leader and the unleashing of military might. It begins in seeming peace, slowly and often unnoticed, the culmination of pent-up slights and grudges and indignities. The perpetrators aren't just sociopathic soldiers. They are neighbors and friends and family. They are also middle-aged men who come from elsewhere, often with their wives and children and parents, and settle into a life of bourgeois comfort peppered with bouts of mass murder.

    For more than two decades Bartov, whose mother was raised in Buczacz, traveled extensively throughout the region, scouring archives and amassing thousands of documents rarely seen until now. He has also made use of hundreds of first-person testimonies by victims, perpetrators, collaborators, and rescuers. Anatomy of a Genocide profoundly changes our understanding of the social dynamics of mass killing and the nature of the Holocaust as a whole. Bartov's book isn't just an attempt to understand what happened in the past. It's a warning of how it could happen again, in our own towns and cities--much more easily than we might think.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

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  • Battle on 42nd Street: The Anzacs' Gruesome Last Stand in Crete
    Battle on 42nd Street: The Anzacs' Gruesome Last Stand in Crete
    ISBN: 9781742236032
    Title: Battle on 42nd Street: The Anzacs' Gruesome Last Stand in Crete
    Author: MONTEATH PETER

    At what point does the will to survive on the battlefield give way to bloodlust? The Battle of Crete was one of the most spectacular military campaigns of the twentieth century. For the first time in history, German forces carried out an invasion entirely from the air while poorly equipped Anzac and British forces, and local Cretans, defended the island. During the campaign, one battle stands out for its viciousness. When the Germans approached the Allies' defensive line--known as 42nd Street--on 27 May 1941, men from the Australian 2/7 and 2/8 Battalions, New Zealanders from several battalions, and British soldiers counter-attacked with fixed bayonets. By the end, bodies were strewn across the battlefield. Later, a German doctor reported that many of the bodies of the German soldiers had been mutilated. Acclaimed historian Peter Monteath draws on records and recollections of Australian, New Zealand, British, and German forces and local Cretans to reveal the truth behind one of the most gruesome battles of the Second World War.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Berlin Airlift: The Relief Operation That Defined the Cold War
    Berlin Airlift: The Relief Operation That Defined the Cold War
    ISBN: 9781785783531
    Title: Berlin Airlift: The Relief Operation That Defined the Cold War
    Author: TURNER BARRY


    Acclaimed historian Barry Turner presents a new history of the Cold War's defining episode.

    Berlin, 1948 - a divided city in a divided country in a divided Europe. The ruined German capital lay 120 miles inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany. Stalin wanted the Allies out; the Allies were determined to stay, but had only three narrow air corridors linking the city to the West. Stalin was confident he could crush Berlin's resolve by cutting off food and fuel.

    In the USA, despite some voices still urging 'America first', it was believed that a rebuilt Germany was the best insurance against the spread of communism across Europe.

    And so over eleven months from June 1948 to May 1949, British and American aircraft carried out the most ambitious airborne relief operation ever mounted, flying over 2 million tons of supplies on almost 300,000 flights to save a beleaguered Berlin.

    With new material from American, British and German archives and original interviews with veterans, Turner paints a fresh, vivid picture the airlift, whose repercussions - the role of the USA as global leader, German ascendancy, Russian threat - we are still living with today.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Berlin the Downfall 1945
    Berlin the Downfall 1945
    ISBN: 9780141032399
    Title: Berlin the Downfall 1945
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY

    The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred because Nazi Party chiefs, refusing to face defeat, had forbidden the evacuation of civilians. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse, telling a terrible story of pride, stupidity, fanatacism, revenge and savagery, but also one of astonishing endurance, self-sacrifice and survival against all odds.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Betrayal in Berlin: George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel & the Greatest Conspiracy of the Cold War
    Betrayal in Berlin: George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel & the Greatest Conspiracy of the Cold War
    ISBN: 9781473647510
    Title: Betrayal in Berlin: George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel & the Greatest Conspiracy of the Cold War
    Author: VOGEL STEVE

    'Riveting and vivid ... At the heart of the book is Blake's own remarkable story, which Vogel tells with some sympathy, if not approval. It reads like a Hollywood screenplay' Foreign Affairs


    'A fascinating account of Blake's career as a spy ... Blake's story has been told before, as has the tunnel's, but Steve Vogel pulls them together accessibly and comprehensibly, along with the wider political context and entertaining detail about personalities of the period' Spectator


    'Excellent... although there are other books on Blake, Mr. Vogel's handling of his tale is original and rewarding... meticulously researched and full of vivid detail' Wall Street Journal


    'A spy thriller that kept me up all night. Magnificent story-telling' Peter Snow

    A true Cold War espionage thriller set around the ultra-secret Berlin Tunnel - where British officer George Blake must run a high-stakes double cross to maintain his cover.


    The ultra-secret "Berlin Tunnel" was dug in the mid-1950s from the American sector in southwest Berlin and ran nearly a quarter-mile into the Soviet sector, allowing the CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) to tap into critical KGB and Soviet military underground telecommunication lines.


    George Blake, a trusted officer working in a highly sensitive job with SIS, was privy to every aspect of the plan. Over the course of eleven months from May 1955 to April 1956, when the Soviets discovered the tunnel, "Operation Gold" provided seemingly invaluable intelligence about Soviet capabilities and intentions. The tunnel was celebrated as an astonishing CIA coup upon its disclosure, and the agency basked in its new reputation as a bold and capable intelligence agency that had, for once, outwitted the KGB. But in 1961, a Polish defector shocked the CIA and SIS by revealing that Blake was a double agent who had disclosed plans for the tunnel to the KGB before it was even built. Blake was arrested and sentenced in 1961 to 42 years in prison, the longest term ever imposed under modern English law. In the years since, the tunnel has been labelled a failure, based on the assumption that the Soviets would never have allowed any information of importance to be transmitted through the tapped lines. Not so.


    In a work of remarkable investigative reporting, Steve Vogel now reveals that the information picked up by the CIA and SIS was more valuable than even they believed. But why would the Soviets, knowing full well that the tunnel existed, have let slip many of their most valuable secrets? Or did they actually know?



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
    Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
    ISBN: 9780552173506
    Title: Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
    Author: HOLLAND JAMES


    During the third week of February 1944, the combined Allied air forces based in Britain and Italy launched their first round-the-clock bomber offensive against Germany. Their goal: to smash the main factories and production centers of the Luftwaffe while also drawing German planes into an aerial battle of attrition to neutralize the Luftwaffe as a fighting force prior to the cross-channel invasion, planned for a few months later. Officially called Operation ARGUMENT, this aerial offensive quickly became known as "Big Week," and it was one of the turning-point engagements of World War II.


    In Big Week, acclaimed World War II historian James Holland chronicles the massive air battle through the experiences of those who lived and died during it. Prior to Big Week, the air forces on both sides were in crisis. Allied raids into Germany were being decimated, but German resources - fuel and pilots - were strained to the breaking point. Ultimately new Allied aircraft - especially the American long-range P-51 Mustang - and superior tactics won out during Big Week. Through interviews, oral histories, diaries, and official records, Holland follows the fortunes of pilots, crew, and civilians on both sides, taking readers from command headquarters to fighter cockpits to anti-aircraft positions and civilian chaos on the ground, vividly recreating the campaign as it was conceived and unfolded. In the end, the six days of intense air battles largely cleared the skies of enemy aircraft when the invasion took place on June 6, 1944 - D-Day.


    Big Week is both an original contribution to WWII literature and a brilliant piece of narrative history, recapturing a largely forgotten campaign that was one of the most critically important periods of the entire war.



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    Price: $28.00
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  • Blitz Operations Manual
    Blitz Operations Manual
    ISBN: 9781785216404
    Title: Blitz Operations Manual
    Author: MCNAB CHRIS

    The Blitz was one of the gravest threats the UK has faced in its long history. From August 1940 to May 1941, the island nation was subjected to a relentless campaign of aerial bombing. German night raids gutted towns and cities, rendering thousands homeless (250,000 Londoners were homeless by October 1940 alone), killing 43,500 civilians and wounding 139,000 more.

    That the Blitz did not bring the UK to its knees is due, in large part, to a vast response by Civil Defence services and the British people themselves. Preparations for enduring a strategic bombing campaign began in the mid-1930s with the development of the Air Raid Precautions (ARP) organisation, and by late 1938 more than 700,000 people were serving in ARP roles. During the war itself, some 1.5 million people took up duties in the Civil Defence (General) services, in roles ranging from air raid wardens to ambulance drivers to heavy rescue parties.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany
    Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany
    ISBN: 9780141983165
    Title: Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany
    Author: OHLER NORMAN & WHITESIDE SHAUN (TRANSLATOR)

    GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' Dan Snow 'Blitzed is making me rethink everything I've ever seen and read about WWII... terrific ' Douglas Coupland 'A huge contribution... remarkable' Antony Beevor, BBC RADIO 4 'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw The sensational German bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich, from Hitler to housewives. The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940. The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot on their own explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler shows, they change our understanding of it. Blitzed forms a crucial missing piece of the story.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Century of Remembrance
    Century of Remembrance
    ISBN: 9781912423026
    Title: Century of Remembrance
    Author: CLOUTING LAURA

    A century after the end of World War 1, its human toll remains staggering. More than eighteen million people were killed in the war, and the incomprehensible scale of the loss generated a whole new language of memorialization and remembrance both public and private.

    A Century of Remembrance draws on the vast collections of the Imperial War Museums to explore the ways in which the dead of World War I were mourned in Great Britain from the end of the war through the 1920s, from the poppy to the cenotaph. In its pages we discover deeply personal remembrances, as families try to cope with unfathomable losses. Nearly every town, too, had its memorial, honoring its fallen sons and daughters, and that desire to acknowledge sacrifice extended to the national level, as well. Augmenting its story with photographs, film stills, posters, and paintings, A Century of Remembrance offers a powerful way for us to begin to understand what it was like to be alive in the wake of World War I--and have to find a way to come to terms with the dead.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00
    $62.00
  • Chastise: the Dambusters
    Chastise: the Dambusters
    ISBN: 9780008280567
    Title: Chastise: the Dambusters
    Author: HASTINGS MAX

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    A masterly history of the Dambusters raid from bestselling and critically acclaimed Max Hastings.


    Operation Chastise, the overnight destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF's 617 Squadron, was an epic that has passed into Britain's national legend.


    Max Hastings grew up embracing the story, the classic 1955 movie and the memory of Guy Gibson, the 24-year-old wing-commander who won the VC leading the raid. In the 21st Century, however, Hastings urges that we should review the Dambusters in much more complex shades. The aircrew's heroism was wholly authentic, as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis, who invented the 'bouncing bombs'. But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised wildly. What Germans call the Möhnekatastrophe imposed on the Nazi war machine temporary disruption, rather than a crippling blow.


    Hastings vividly describes the evolution of Wallis' bomb, and of the squadron which broke the dams at the cost of devastating losses. But he also portrays in harrowing detail those swept away by the torrents. Some 1,400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Möhne valley, more than half of them Russian and Polish women, slave labourers under Hitler.


    Ironically, Air Marshal Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris gained much of the credit, though he opposed Chastise as a distraction from his city-burning blitz. He also made what the author describes as the operation's biggest mistake - the failure to launch a conventional attack on the Nazis' huge post-raid repair operation, which could have transformed the impact of the dam breaches upon Ruhr industry.


    Chastise offers a fascinating retake on legend by a master of the art. Hastings sets the dams raid in the big picture of the bomber offensive and of the Second World War, with moving portraits of the young airmen, so many of whom died; of Barnes Wallis; the monstrous Harris; the tragic Guy Gibson, together with superb narrative of the action of one of the most extraordinary episodes in British history.



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    Price: $28.00
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  • Combat Medicine: From the Korean War to Afghanistan
    Combat Medicine: From the Korean War to Afghanistan
    ISBN: 9781785212659
    Title: Combat Medicine: From the Korean War to Afghanistan
    Author: STARNS PENNY

    Since the discovery and widespread use of penicillin in the Second World War, which was a major turning point in 20th century combat medicine, there have been enormous changes in surgical and nursing techniques enabling frontline medical teams to save soldiers' lives and alleviate suffering on the battlefield. The Korean War saw the first use of helicopters to airlift wounded troops to medical facilities away from the front line, while the Falklands War, both Gulf Wars and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan have been characterised by the introduction of new surgical procedures using image intensifiers and a trend towards laser treatments. Dr Penny Starns gives a detailed and insightful account of battlefield medicine from Korea to Afghanistan.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • D-Day Operations Manual 'Neptune', 'Overlord' & the Battle of Normandy - 75th Anniversary Edition: Insights into How Science, Technology & Enginee
    D-Day Operations Manual 'Neptune', 'Overlord' & the Battle of Normandy - 75th Anniversary Edition: Insights into How Science, Technology & Enginee
    ISBN: 9781785216558
    Title: D-Day Operations Manual 'Neptune', 'Overlord' & the Battle of Normandy - 75th Anniversary Edition: Insights into How Science, Technology & Enginee
    Author: FALCONER J

    The landing of Allied forces on the shores of Normandy on 6 June 1944 was the greatest amphibious invasion in history. Technology and innovation played crucial parts in the D-Day drama - from tank-carrying gliders, swimming tanks and the Mulberry harbors, to radio and radar aids that ensured landing craft arrived on the right beaches and combat aircraft overhead were controlled. D-Day Operations Manual describes the development, construction and use of a wide range of innovative machines, structures and systems, explaining their uses on D-Day and after, and revealing how they contributed to the success of 'Overlord.'

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Dragons & the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West
    Dragons & the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West
    ISBN: 9781925849158
    Title: Dragons & the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West
    Author: KILCULLEN DAVID

    Just a few years ago, people spoke of the US as a hyperpower-a titan stalking the world stage with more relative power than any empire in history. Yet as early as 1993, newly-appointed CIA director James Woolsey pointed out that although Western powers had "slain a large dragon" by defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, they now faced a "bewildering variety of poisonous snakes."In The Dragons and the Snakes, the eminent soldier-scholar David Kilcullen asks how, and what, opponents of the West have learned during the last quarter-century of conflict. Applying a combination of evolutionary theory and detailed field observation, he explains what happened to the "snakes"-non-state threats including terrorists and guerrillas-and the "dragons"-state-based competitors such as Russia and China. He explores how enemies learn under conditions of conflict, and examines how Western dominance over a very particular, narrowly-defined form of warfare since the Cold War has created a fitness landscape that forces adversaries to adapt in ways that present serious new challenges to America and its allies. Within the world's contemporary conflict zones, Kilcullen argues, state and non-state threats have increasingly come to resemble each other, with states adopting non-state techniques and non-state actors now able to access levels of precision and lethal weapon systems once only available to governments.A counterintuitive look at this new, vastly more complex environment, The Dragons and the Snakes will not only reshape our understanding of the West's enemies' capabilities, but will also show how we can respond given the increasing limits on US power.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Dunkirk
    Dunkirk
    ISBN: 9781509860043
    Title: Dunkirk
    Author: THOMPSON JULIAN

    An insightful military history of Dunkirk and the British army's retreat by author and distinguished soldier, Julian Thompson.In May 1940, the small British Expeditionary Force was sent to help the Belgians and French hold back the German army. When the Germans invaded, the BEF found themselves in mortal danger thanks to the collapse of the French army on one flank and the Belgian on another. Ill-equipped and under-trained, they nevertheless fought hard for three weeks, conducting a successful fighting withdrawal in the face of a formidable foe. Drawing on previously unpublished and rare material, Julian Thompson recreates the action from the misunderstandings between the British and French generals to the experiences of the ordinary soldier. He describes the fighting inland and takes us onto Dunkirk harbour and the beaches as the Royal Navy raced against time to bring the British soldiers home. A masterly work of military history, Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory is also a tribute to the soldiers whose courage and self belief sustained them through their darkest hours.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Elite: The Story of Special Forces - From Ancient Sparta to the Gulf War
    Elite: The Story of Special Forces - From Ancient Sparta to the Gulf War
    ISBN: 9781471156625
    Title: Elite: The Story of Special Forces - From Ancient Sparta to the Gulf War
    Author: FIENNES RANULPH

    Inspired by the heroic war time escapades of his father, as well as drawing on his own experiences in the special forces, acclaimed adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes thrillingly explores the history of elite military units, from ancient Sparta to the War on Terror.
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    The best of the best, these elite units have frequently been immortalised on the big screen, and in computer games, for their daring deeds. Whether it be fighting on the battlefield, storming forts and castles, rescuing hostages, high stakes reconnaissance missions or the dramatic assassination of enemy leaders, these are the men who are relied upon to undertake dangerous missions of the highest stakes. While celebrating the heroics of groups such as the SAS and Navy Seals, Sir Ranulph also reveals the true stories of infamous organisations such as The Assassins and Templar Knights. Uncovering their origins, and examining their weapons and tactics, Sir Ranulph showcases these units most famous missions, and reveals the men behind them. Showing incredible courage, often in the face of impossible odds, these units have also changed the course of history along the way. Sir Ranulph discusses the reasons behind their success and failures, with many notorious conflicts often being decided by these elite units facing off against each other, with the victor not only evolving warfare, but also consigning their opponent to history.
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    While these units traditionally prefer to operate in the shadows, Sir Ranulph brings their remarkable histories to the fore, told with his trademark ability to weave a story which has seen him become one of Britain's most beloved bestselling authors.
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    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
    Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
    ISBN: 9780141036090
    Title: Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
    Author: KENNEDY PAUL

    From Paul Kennedy, author of 'The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers', one of the most acclaimed history books of recent decades, 'Engineers of Victory' is an account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, & a World at War
    Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, & a World at War
    ISBN: 9780062947581
    Title: Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, & a World at War
    Author: LAMBERT RAY & DEFELICE JIM


    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


    Omaha Beach legend Ray Lambert's unforgettable firsthand account of D-Day--read the astonishing true story celebrated by Tom Brokaw, CBS This Morning, NPR, and the President.


    Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memoirs of our time, a tour-de-force of remembrance evoking his role as a decorated World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day.


    At five a.m. on June 6, 1944, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ray Lambert worked his way through a throng of nervous soldiers to a wind-swept deck on a troopship off the coast of Normandy, France. A familiar voice cut through the wind and rumble of the ship's engines. "Ray " called his brother, Bill. Ray, head of a medical team for the First Division's famed 16th Infantry Regiment, had already won a silver star in 1943 for running through German lines to rescue trapped men, one of countless rescues he'd made in North Africa and Sicily.


    "This is going to be the worst yet," Ray told his brother, who served alongside him throughout the war.


    "If I don't make it," said Bill, "take care of my family."


    "I will," said Ray. He thought about his wife and son-a boy he had yet to see. "Same for me." The words were barely out of Ray's mouth when a shout came from below.


    To the landing craft


    The brothers parted. Their destinies lay ten miles away, on the bloodiest shore of Normandy, a plot of Omaha Beach ironically code named "Easy Red."


    Less than five hours later, after saving dozens of lives and being wounded at least three separate times, Ray would lose consciousness in the shallow water of the beach under heavy fire. He would wake on the deck of a landing ship to find his battered brother clinging to life next to him.


    Every Man a Hero is the unforgettable story not only of what happened in the incredible and desperate hours on Omaha Beach, but of the bravery and courage that preceded them, throughout the Second World War--from the sands of Africa, through the treacherous mountain passes of Sicily, and beyond to the greatest military victory the world has ever known.




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    Price: $45.00
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  • Fall Of Yugoslavia
    Fall Of Yugoslavia
    ISBN: 9780140261011
    Title: Fall Of Yugoslavia
    Author: GLENNY MISHA


    Misha Glenny's acclaimed account of the war in former Yugoslavia contains substantial new material that discusses the end of the five-year conflict and looks ahead to an uneasy future in this turbulent region.


    Writing in the Evening Standard, Fitzroy Maclean said 'Misha Glenny's deeply disturbing book is, to my mind, essential reading for anyone trying to understand, or even just follow, events in what was once Yugoslavia'.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II
    False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II
    ISBN: 9781925335804
    Title: False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II
    Author: ROBINSON STEPHEN

    Now available in paperback, 'False Flags' tells the epic untold story of German raider voyages to the South Seas during the early years of World War II. In 1940 the raiders Orion, Komet, Pinguin, and Kormoran left Germany and waged a "pirate war" in the South Seas as part of Germany's strategy to attack the British Empire's maritime trade on a global scale. Their extraordinary voyages spanned the globe and are maritime sagas in the finest tradition of seafaring.
    The four raiders voyaged across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans as well as the Arctic and Antarctic. They sank or captured 62 ships in a forgotten naval war that is now being told in its entirety for the first time. The Orion and Komet terrorised the South Pacific and New Zealand waters before Pearl Harbor when the war was supposed to be far away. The Pinguin sank numerous Allied merchant ships in the Indian Ocean before mining the approaches to Australian ports and capturing the Norwegian whaling fleet in Antarctica. The Kormoran raided the Atlantic but will always be remembered for sinking the Australian cruiser Sydney off Western Australia, killing all 645 sailors on board in tragic circumstances.
    'False Flags' is also the story of the Allied sailors who encountered these raiders and fought suicidal battles against a superior foe as well as the men, women and children who endured captivity on board the raiders as prisoners of the Third Reich. 'False Flags' is an engrossing tale that will appeal to not only military experts, but also to anyone interested in Maritime History.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Few
    Few
    ISBN: 9781405938051
    Title: Few
    Author: KERSHAW ALEX

    In the early days on World War Two, Britain stood alone against the Third Reich. its defence lay in the hands of the men of Fighter Command- The Few.

    In Summer 1940, with the odds against them at their most daunting, a handful of American pilots arrived - in defiance of their own country's strict neutrality laws. Adventurers, farmhands, barnstormers, even an Olympic bobsleogh champion swapped the new world for grassy East Anglian airfields. This is their gripping story.

    Based on diaries, first-hand accounts and interviews with British airmen, The Fewoffers a bold new perspective on the greatest air battle the world has ever seen.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940
    Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940
    ISBN: 9780006532040
    Title: Fighter Boys: Saving Britain 1940
    Author: BISHOP PATRICK


    In the summer of 1940, the future of Britain and the free world depended on the morale and skill of the young men of Fighter Command. This is their story.


    The Battle of Britain is one of the most crucial battles ever fought, and the victory of Fighter Command over the Luftwaffe has always been celebrated as a classic feat of arms. But, as Patrick Bishop shows in this superb history, it was also a triumph of the spirit in which the attitudes of the pilots themselves played a crucial part. Reaching beyond the myths to convey the fear and exhilaration of life on this most perilous of frontlines, Patrick Bishop offers an intimate and compelling account that is a soaring tribute to the exceptional young men of Fighter Command.



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    Price: $25.00
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  • Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: An Untold Story of World War II
    Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: An Untold Story of World War II
    ISBN: 9780241404560
    Title: Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: An Untold Story of World War II
    Author: PLOKHY SERHII

    In November 1943, with the outcome of the Second World War hanging in the balance, the Allies needed a new plan. The Americans' audacious suggestion to the Soviets- a second air front, with the US Air Force establishing bases in Soviet-controlled territory. Despite Stalin's obvious reservations about the presence of foreign troops in Russia inflaming ideological differences, he was persuaded, and in early 1944 and Operation Baseball and then Frantic were initiated as B-17 Superfortresses were flown from bases in Italy to the Poltova region in today's Ukraine.

    Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy tells the fascinating, little-known story of this encounter between American and Soviet soldiers and how their collaboration quickly fell apart, mirroring the transition from the Grand Alliance to the Cold War. Soviet secret policeman watched over the Americans, shadowing their every move. A catastrophic air raid by the Germans revealed the limitations of Soviet air defences. Ultimately, while both sides were fighting for Germany's unconditional surrender, there were cultural and political differences that no common purpose could overcome. Drawing on newly opened archives as well as CIA records, Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front offers a riveting bottom-up history of the end of the Second World War that shows it in a new light.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Four Hours of Fury: The Untold Story of World War II's Largest Airborne Invasion & the Final Push Into Nazi Germany
    Four Hours of Fury: The Untold Story of World War II's Largest Airborne Invasion & the Final Push Into Nazi Germany
    ISBN: 9781501179389
    Title: Four Hours of Fury: The Untold Story of World War II's Largest Airborne Invasion & the Final Push Into Nazi Germany
    Author: FENELON JAMES M.

    "Compellingly chronicles one of the least studied great episodes of World War II with power and authority...A riveting read" (Donald L. Miller, New York Times bestselling author of Masters of the Air) about World War II's largest airborne operation--one that dropped 17,000 Allied paratroopers deep into the heart of Nazi Germany.

    On the morning of March 24, 1945, more than two thousand Allied aircraft droned through a cloudless sky toward Germany. Escorted by swarms of darting fighters, the armada of transport planes carried 17,000 troops to be dropped, via parachute and glider, on the far banks of the Rhine River. Four hours later, after what was the war's largest airdrop, all major objectives had been seized. The invasion smashed Germany's last line of defense and gutted Hitler's war machine; the war in Europe ended less than two months later.

    Four Hours of Fury follows the 17th Airborne Division as they prepare for Operation Varsity, a campaign that would rival Normandy in scale and become one of the most successful and important of the war. Even as the Third Reich began to implode, it was vital for Allied troops to have direct access into Germany to guarantee victory--the 17th Airborne secured that bridgehead over the River Rhine. And yet their story has until now been relegated to history's footnotes.

    In this viscerally exciting account, paratrooper-turned-historian James Fenelon "details every aspect of the American 17th Airborne Division's role in Operation Varsity...inspired" (The Wall Street Journal). Reminiscent of A Bridge Too Far and Masters of the Air, Four Hours of Fury does for the 17th Airborne what Band of Brothers did for the 101st. It is a captivating, action-packed tale of heroism and triumph spotlighting one of World War II's most under-chronicled and dangerous operations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

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  • French Army in the Great War
    French Army in the Great War
    ISBN: 9781473887244
    Title: French Army in the Great War
    Author: BILTON DAVID

    There have been few books written in English about the French Army during the Great War. Those that have are scarcely illustrated. This book aims to provide a highly readable and succinct account of the work of the French Army on the Western Front, as well as provide the reader with a wealth of photographs that show the daily life of the French soldier both in and out of the trenches. All of the images are contemporary, many coming from wartime and postwar magazines, interspersed with many previously unpublished images.The book aims to give a concise overview of the war seen through French eyes and includes the casualties incurred. Although the May 1917 mutinies were an important but brief part of the story, they are not dealt with at any length because they can distract from the main story of the valor shown by the French troops in battles were the casualties were extremely high. Also included is a lengthy introduction which explains the structure of the army at the onset of the war and some of the problems it faced, and a section that looks at the uniforms worn and how they changed during the war.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Future of War: A History
    Future of War: A History
    ISBN: 9780141975603
    Title: Future of War: A History
    Author: FREEDMAN LAWRENCE

    Where should we look for new dangers?
    What cunning plans might an aggressor have in mind?
    What are the best forms of defence?
    How might peace be preserved or conflict resolved?

    From the French rout at Sedan in 1870 to the relentless contemporary insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lawrence Freedman, one of the UK's foremost military thinkers, reveals how those who have imagined future war have often had an idealised notion of it as confined, brief and decisive - hence the stubborn persistence of the idea of a knockout blow, whether through a dashing land offensive or nuclear first strike or cyberattacks. He also notes the lack of attention paid to civil wars until the West began to intervene in them during the 1990s and how the boundaries between peace and war, between the military, the civilian, and the criminal are becoming increasingly blurred. Freedman's account of a century and a half of warfare and the (often misconceived) thinking that precedes war is a challenge to hawks and doves alike, and puts current strategic thinking into a bracing historical perspective.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Gallipoli
    Gallipoli
    ISBN: 9780143786351
    Title: Gallipoli
    Author: FITZSIMONS PETER

    On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail.

    Turkey regards the victory to this day as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the nation's Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated Australians and New Zealanders involved- the birth of their countries' sense of nationhood.

    Now approaching its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated each year on Anzac Day, reverberates with importance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the battle - which was minor against the scale of the First World War and cost less than a sixth of the Australian deaths on the Western Front - are often forgotten or obscured. Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disaster as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Game of Birds & Wolves: The Secret Game That Won the War
    Game of Birds & Wolves: The Secret Game That Won the War
    ISBN: 9781529353044
    Title: Game of Birds & Wolves: The Secret Game That Won the War
    Author: PARKIN SIMON


    1941. The Battle of the Atlantic is a disaster. Thousands of supply ships ferrying vital food and fuel from North America to Britain are being torpedoed by German U-boats.


    Prime Minister Winston Churchill is concealing from the country the number of British ships sunk. He is concealing the number of British men killed. And worst of all, unless something changes, he knows that Britain is weeks away from being starved into surrender to the Nazis.


    This is the story of the game of battleships that won the Second World War. In the first week of 1942 a group of unlikely heroes - a retired naval captain and a clutch of brilliant young women, the youngest only seventeen years old - gather to form a secret strategy unit. On the top floor of a bomb-bruised HQ in Liverpool, the Western Approaches Tactical Unit spends days and nights designing and playing wargames in an effort to crack the U-boat tactics.


    A Game of Birds and Wolves takes us from the sweltering fug of a U-boat as the German aces coordinate their wolfpack, to the tense atmosphere of the operation room as the British team plot battles at sea on the map.


    The story of Operation Raspberry and its unsung heroines has never been told before. Investigative journalist Simon Parkin brings these hidden figures into the light and shows the ingenuity, perseverance and love needed to defeat the Nazis in this gripping tale of war at sea.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45
    German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45
    ISBN: 9780099539872
    Title: German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45
    Author: STARGARDT NICHOLAS

    WINNER OF THE 2016 PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE


    The Second World War was a German war like no other. The Nazi regime, having started the conflict, turned it into the most horrific war in European history, resorting to genocidal methods well before building the first gas chambers. Over its course, the Third Reich expended and exhausted all its moral and physical reserves, leading to total defeat in 1945. Yet 70 years on âe" despite whole libraries of books about the warâe(tm)s origins, course and atrocities âe" we still do not know what Germans thought they were fighting for and how they experienced and sustained the war until the bitter end.


    When war broke out in September 1939, it was deeply unpopular in Germany. Yet without the active participation and commitment of the German people, it could not have continued for almost six years. What, then, was the war Germans thought they were fighting? How did the changing course of the conflict âe" the victories of the Blitzkrieg, the first defeats in the east, the bombing of Germanyâe(tm)s cities âe" change their views and expectations? And when did Germans first realise that they were fighting a genocidal war?


    Drawing on a wealth of first-hand testimony, The German War is the first foray for many decades into how the German people experienced the Second World War. Told from the perspective of those who lived through it âe" soldiers, schoolteachers and housewives; Nazis, Christians and Jews âe" its masterful historical narrative sheds fresh and disturbing light on the beliefs, hopes and fears of a people who embarked on, continued and fought to the end a brutal war of conquest and genocide.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Going Deep: John Philip Holland & the Invention of the Attack Submarine
    Going Deep: John Philip Holland & the Invention of the Attack Submarine
    ISBN: 9781681777818
    Title: Going Deep: John Philip Holland & the Invention of the Attack Submarine
    Author: GOLDSTONE LAWRENCE


    The controversial history of the attack submarine--and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland--that reveals how this imaginative invention changed the face of modern warfare.

    From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to The Hunt for Red October, readers the world over have demonstrated an enduring fascination with travel under the sea. Yet the riveting story behind the invention of the submarine--an epic saga of genius, persistence, ruthlessness, and deceit--is almost completely unknown.

    Like Henry Ford and the Wright brothers, John Philip Holland was completely self-taught, a brilliant man raised in humble circumstances, earning his living as a schoolteacher and choirmaster. But all the while he was obsessed with creating a machine that could successfully cruise beneath the waves. His struggle to unlock the mystery behind controlled undersea navigation would take three decades, during which he endured skepticism, disappointment, and betrayal. But his indestructible belief in himself and his ideas led him to finally succeed where so many others had failed.

    Going Deep is a vivid chronicle of the fierce battles not only under the water, but also in the back rooms of Wall Street and the committee rooms of Congress. A rousing adventure--surrounded by an atmosphere of corruption and greed--at its heart this a story of bravery, passion, and the unbreakable determination to succeed against long odds.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Guests of the Third Reich The British Prisoner of War Experience in Germany 1939-1945
    Guests of the Third Reich The British Prisoner of War Experience in Germany 1939-1945
    ISBN: 9781912423064
    Title: Guests of the Third Reich The British Prisoner of War Experience in Germany 1939-1945
    Author: RICHARDS ANTHONY

    More than 170,000 British prisoners of war were taken by German and Italian forces during World War II. Conditions were tough. Rations were meager. The days dragged and there was a constant battle against boredom. The men, but not officers, had to work, often at heavy labor.

    Guests of the Third Reich is a vivid account of daily life for the prisoners, exploring everything from day-to-day mundanities to daring escape attempts. Utilizing the Imperial War Museums's collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, and recorded interviews, this gripping, poignant narrative tells the story of those in captivity in Germany during WWII in a personal and engaging way. Featuring incredible firsthand accounts from those who were there, along with black-and-white photographs from the IWM's vast archives, this collection offers a rare glimpse behind the fences of these infamous internment camps.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Hidden Army: MI9's Secret Force & the Untold Story of D-Day
    Hidden Army: MI9's Secret Force & the Untold Story of D-Day
    ISBN: 9781789460919
    Title: Hidden Army: MI9's Secret Force & the Untold Story of D-Day
    Author: RICHARDS MATT & LANGTHORNE MARK

    Almost 75 years ago, MI9 dreamt up the most audacious escape and evasion plan of World War II. Formulated by Airey Neave, one of the first men ever to escape from Colditz, this plan was one of subterfuge, concealment and deception on a scale never seen before. With numerous downed RAF and Allied pilots on the run in Europe and with the fabled Comete Escape Line having been infiltrated by double agents, Neave's plan was to hide these men right under the very noses of the Nazis rather than risk repatriation. Choosing a forest in the heart of France, right next to one of the German Army's largest ammunition bases, Neave, Belgian agents and the French Resistance would secretly transport and hide Allied pilots and soldiers within feet of the enemy. Nobody thought it would work, but such was the success of the secret camp that a whole community of over 150 Allied escapers lived within the forest for three months in the run-up to D-Day. Despite numerous close shaves, they were never discovered and this outrageous plan, brilliant in its simplicity, saw the Allied evaders make their home in the forest, cooking and hunting to survive--and even setting up a golf course in the forest using branches for clubs--without discovery. This operation remained absolutely secret, to the point that the inhabitants of the villages surrounding the forest were unaware, until the end, of the existence of that allied force so close to them. Told through interviews with evaders, members of the Resistance and the children charged with smuggling food into the forest, this book tells the compelling story of one of the most audacious operations in World War II. A story that has, until today, remained as secret as the Hidden Army of Freteval.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Histories of the Unexpected: World War II
    Histories of the Unexpected: World War II
    ISBN: 9781786497758
    Title: Histories of the Unexpected: World War II
    Author: WILLIS SAM & DAYBELL JAMES

    In this new series of short books under the Histories of the Unexpected brand, Sam Willis and James Daybell take on some of greatest historical subjects but in an entirely unexpected way.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • History of the SAS: As Told By The Men on the Ground
    History of the SAS: As Told By The Men on the Ground
    ISBN: 9781529324655
    Title: History of the SAS: As Told By The Men on the Ground
    Author: RYAN CHRIS

    In A Soldier's History of the SAS, bestselling author and SAS veteran Chris Ryan uses his matchless network of contacts to give the soldiers' accounts of missions in Malaya and Borneo, the Iranian Embassy Siege, Operation Certain Death in Sierra Leone, in the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan. There are also some first-hand accounts of hitherto unknown operations.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • History of Warfare
    History of Warfare
    ISBN: 9780679730828
    Title: History of Warfare
    Author: KEEGAN JOHN


    The definitive history of warfare told by Britain's foremost military historian.


    John Keeganâe(tm)s masterpiece is a work of breath-taking scope that not only chronicles the history of warfare, but unearths lessons on the nature of humanity. Stretching across centuries and continents, from the Empire of Babylon to the Somme, A History of Warfare studies civilisations, psychology, archaeology, genetics, history and strategy with an expertâe(tm)s eye.


    John Keeganâe(tm)s unmissable and epic journey through military history has been widely acclaimed and remains vital reading today.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Hitler's British Traitors: The Secret History of Spies, Saboteurs & Fifth Columnists
    Hitler's British Traitors: The Secret History of Spies, Saboteurs & Fifth Columnists
    ISBN: 9781785785610
    Title: Hitler's British Traitors: The Secret History of Spies, Saboteurs & Fifth Columnists
    Author: TATE TIM

    'Tim Tate, in Hitler's British Traitors, [explores] the entire grimy landscape of British treachery during the Second World War and the astonishing rogues' gallery of traitors working to help Nazi Germany win. [He makes] excellent use of the vast trove of material declassified by MI5 in recent years.' - Ben Macintyre, The Times&

    Hitler's British Traitorsis the first authoritative account of a well-kept secret: the British Fifth Column and its activities during the Second World War.

    Drawing on hundreds of declassified official files - many of them previously unpublished - Tim Tate uncovers the largely unknown history of more than 70 British traitors who were convicted, mostly in secret trials, of working to help Nazi Germany win the war, and several hundred British Fascists who were interned without trial on evidence that they were working on behalf of the enemy. Four were condemned to death; two were executed.

    This engrossing book reveals the extraordinary methods adopted by MI5 to uncover British traitors and their German spymasters, as well as two serious wartime plots by well-connected British fascists to mount a coup d'etat which would replace the government with an authoritarian pro-Nazi regime.

    The book also shows how archaic attitudes to social status and gender in Whitehall and the courts ensured that justice was neither fair nor equitable. Aristocratic British pro-Nazi sympathizers and collaborators were frequently protected while the less-privileged foot soldiers of the Fifth Column were interned, jailed or even executed for identical crimes.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • HMS Victory
    HMS Victory
    ISBN: 9781785216886
    Title: HMS Victory
    Author: GOODWIN PETER

    When she was launched in 1765, HMS Victory was the ultimate warship of the Georgian era. As Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, she has since become inextricably linked to the memory of Britain’s greatest naval hero. The Victory was built in the 18th century, with an expected life span of less than two decades, so the fact that she survives today – over 250 years later – is remarkable. Published with the cooperation of the Royal Navy this book takes readers onboard Nelson’s Victory to examine the innermost workings of this maritime icon – from stem to stem, above and below decks.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Holocaust: A New History
    Holocaust: A New History
    ISBN: 9780241979969
    Title: Holocaust: A New History
    Author: REES LAURENCE


    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER


    The prize-winning bestselling historian delivers the first authoritative general account for thirty years


    This book will answer two fundamental questions about the Holocaust. How, and why, did it happen?


    Laurence Rees's answer, based on the latest academic research and twenty-five years of exploring the subject, reveals three themes. First, it was not just about the Jews - the Nazis would have murdered many more non-Jews - and it was not just about Germans. Second, there was no single "decision" to start the Holocaust - there was a series of escalations, most often when the Nazi leadership interacted with their fanatical grassroots supporters. Third, it took longer than we might think for the world to recognize the importance of what happened - only in the mid-1970s did the word "Holocaust" enter the popular consciousness.


    Through a chronological narrative, featuring the latest historical research and compelling eyewitness testimony, this is the story of the worst crime in history.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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