• 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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  • Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944
    Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944
    ISBN: 9780670918676
    Title: Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY


    The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller


    The great airborne battle for the bridges in 1944 by Britain's Number One bestselling historian and author of the classic Stalingrad


    'Our greatest chronicler of the Second World War . . . his fans will love it' - Robert Fox, Evening Standard


    'The eye for telling detail which we have come to expect from Antony Beevor. . . this time, though, he turns his brilliance as a military historian to a subject not just of defeat, but dunderhead stupidity' Daily Mail


    On 17 September 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the growing roar of aeroplane engines. He went out on to his balcony above the flat landscape of southern Holland to watch the air armada of Dakotas and gliders carrying the British 1st Airborne and the American 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He gazed up in envy at this massive demonstration of paratroop power.


    Operation Market Garden, the plan to end the war by capturing the bridges leading to the Lower Rhine and beyond, was a bold concept: the Americans thought it unusually bold for Field Marshal Montgomery. But could it ever have worked? The cost of failure was horrendous, above all for the Dutch, who risked everything to help. German reprisals were pitiless and cruel, and lasted until the end of the war.


    The British fascination with heroic failure has clouded the story of Arnhem in myths. Antony Beevor, using often overlooked sources from Dutch, British, American, Polish and German archives, has reconstructed the terrible reality of the fighting, which General Student himself called 'The Last German Victory'. Yet this book, written in Beevor's inimitable and gripping narrative style, is about much more than a single, dramatic battle.


    It looks into the very heart of war.


    'In Beevor's hands, Arnhem becomes a study of national character' - Ben Macintyre, The Times


    'Superb book, tirelessly researched and beautifully written' - Saul David, Daily Telegraph


    'Complete mastery of both the story and the sources' - Keith Lowe, Literary Review


    'Another masterwork from the most feted military historian of our time' - Jay Elwes, Prospect Magazine


    'The analysis he has produced of the disaster is forensic' - Giles Milton, Sunday Times


    'He is a master of his craft . . . we have here a definitive account' - Piers Paul Read, The Tablet



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    Price: $30.00
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  • Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    ISBN: 9781743317051
    Title: Band Played Waltzing Matilda
    Author: BOGLE ERIC

    But the band played 'Waltzing Matilda' when we stopped to bury our slain. We buried ours, and the Turks buried theirs; then we started all over again.Eric Bogle's famous and familiar Australian song about the Battle of Gallipoli explores the futility of war with haunting power. Now Bruce Whatley's evocative illustrations bring a heart-rending sense of reality to the tale.A timely story for every generation to share.
    13 - Biographical note ERIC BOGLE is famed for his iconic song 'The Band Played Waltzing Matilda', plus multiple other hits over fourteen albums. His songs have been recorded by Joan Baez, Mary Black, Donovan, Slim Dusty, John Williamson, Billy Bragg, the Pogues, and the Furies. He has toured extensively, appearing at every major folk-and-country music festival in the world. His awards include the Order of Australia medal, and a UN Peace medal for promoting peace and racial harmony.BRUCE WHATLEY is one of Australia's best-loved and most respected author/illustrators. He's illustrated over 70 books, including: the highly acclaimed The Little Refugee by Anh and Suzanne Do; the enormously successful and award- winning Diary of a Wombat, its companion volumes, and various other best-selling collaborations with author Jackie French; Monster by Andrew Daddo; and Little White Dogs Can't Jump and My Mum's the Best co- written, among many others, with his wife, Rosie Smith.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant & the Coming of the Atomic Bomb
    Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant & the Coming of the Atomic Bomb
    ISBN: 9781460755235
    Title: Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant & the Coming of the Atomic Bomb
    Author: RAMSEY ANDREW

    The story that bonds Ernest Rutherford and Marcus Oliphant is as extraordinary as it is unlikely. They were kindred souls, schooled and steeped in the furthest frontiers of Britain's empire, whose restless intellect and tireless conviction fused in the crucible of discovery at Cambridge University's celebrated Cavendish Laboratory, at a time when nature's deepest secrets were being revealed. Their brilliance illuminated the sub-atomic recesses of the natural world and, as a direct result, set loose the power of nuclear fusion.

    It was a heartfelt, enduring partnership, born at the University of Adelaide's modest physics department and flourishing further in the confines of the Cavendish before ultimately driving the famed Manhattan Project, which produced the world's first nuclear weapons, unleashed to such devastating effect on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    Rutherford and Oliphant were men with a shared devotion to pure science, who, through circumstance and necessity, found themselves betrayed as instruments of the war they detested but were duty-bound to prosecute. Consequently, their influence was pivotal in the last great global conflict the world witnessed and in engendering the thermonuclear threat that has held the planet hostage ever since. Yet their pioneering work lives on too in a vast array of innovations seeded by nuclear physics, from radiocarbon dating and TV screens to life-saving diagnostic-imaging devices

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Secret Plot to Stop the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Secret Plot to Stop the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    ISBN: 9781529374872
    Title: Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Secret Plot to Stop the Nazi Atomic Bomb
    Author: KEAN SAM

    Scientists have always kept secrets. But rarely in history have scientific secrets been as vital as they were during World War II. In the midst of planning the Manhattan Project, the U.S. Office of Strategic Services created a secret offshoot - the Alsos Mission - meant to gather intelligence on and sabotage if necessary, scientific research by the Axis powers. What resulted was a plot worthy of the finest thriller, full of spies, sabotage, and murder. At its heart was the 'Lightning A' team, a group of intrepid soldiers, scientists, and spies - and even a famed baseball player - who were given almost free rein to get themselves embedded within the German scientific community to stop the most terrifying threat of the war: Hitler acquiring an atomic bomb of his very own.


    While the Manhattan Project and other feats of scientific genius continue to inspire us today, few people know about the international intrigue and double-dealing that accompanied those breakthroughs. Bastard Brigaderecounts this forgotten history, fusing a non-fiction spy thriller with some of the most incredible scientific ventures of all time.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • Battle of Long Tan
    Battle of Long Tan
    ISBN: 9780143786399
    Title: Battle of Long Tan
    Author: CAMERON DAVID W

    On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, a rubber plantation in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, Australian troops fought one of their bloodiest, most significant battles of the Vietnam War. The Australians had arrived at Nui Dat four months earlier to open up the province. While out on patrol, Delta Company of 6RAR, originally numbering just 105 Australians and three New Zealanders, collided with Viet Cong forces numbering around 2500 troops, ahead of a planned Vietnamese ambush. Under heavy fire and short on ammunition, the Australians could only guess at the enemy's strength and number. Morning light revealed a shattered woodland, trees bleeding latex - and hundreds of dead enemy soldiers who had fallen in the numerous assaults against the small Anzac force. What was first thought by the Australians to be a significant defeat quickly turned out to be a major victory. Marking the battle's 50th anniversary, and drawing on unpublished first-hand accounts, David Cameron brings to life the events of this famous battle as it unfolded - minute by minute, hour by hour - and reveals the deeds of heroism and mateship now part of Australia's Vietnam War story. His compelling account commemorates the men who fought in the rubber plantation of Long Tan - and those who did not come home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Battle of Long Tan: As Told by the Commanders
    Battle of Long Tan: As Told by the Commanders
    ISBN: 9781741141993
    Title: Battle of Long Tan: As Told by the Commanders
    Author: GRANDIN ROBERT

    This account of the most famous Australian battle of the Vietnam War features the recollections of the six Australian and one New Zealander commanders of the units that made up Delta Company, the Australian fighting force. They share, in their own words, the story of Battle of Long Tan and their subsequent fight for recognition back home. A number of unresolved and controversial issues that arose from the battle, such as the awarding of medals and recognition of the combatant, are discussed.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Battleship Bismarck
    Battleship Bismarck
    ISBN: 9781472828880
    Title: Battleship Bismarck
    Author: DRAMINSKI STEFAN

    The Bismarck is perhaps the most famous - and notorious - warship ever built. Completed in 1941, the 45,000-ton German battleship sunk HMS Hood, the pride of the British Navy, during one of the most sensational encounters in naval history. Following the sinking, Bismarck was chased around the North Atlantic by many units of the Royal Navy. She was finally dispatched with gunfire and torpedoes on 27 May, less than five months after her completion. Her wreck still lies where she sank, 4,800m down and 960km off the west coast of France. Drawing on new research and technology, this edition is the most comprehensive examination of Bismarck ever published. It includes a complete set of detailed line drawings with fully descriptive keys and full-colour 3D artwork, supported by technical details, photographs and text on the building of the ship and a record of the ship's service history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Beastly Battles of Old England: The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War
    Beastly Battles of Old England: The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War
    ISBN: 9780749953942
    Title: Beastly Battles of Old England: The Misguided Manoeuvres of the British at War
    Author: CAWTHORNE NIGEL


    Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves - there have been a good few civil wars - and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots, the Irish, the French . . . When that got too easy, we set off around the world to find other people to fight. This was usually done with a hubris that invited some ludicrous pratfall.


    In THE BEASTLY BATTLES OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival's mistresses to even the score, it is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity, massive misjudgements and general beastliness.



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  • Before the Birth of the MBT Western Tank Development 1945-1959
    Before the Birth of the MBT Western Tank Development 1945-1959
    ISBN: 9788395157585
    Title: Before the Birth of the MBT Western Tank Development 1945-1959
    Author: TAYLOR DICK & ROBINSON M P

    This book is intended to be the first in a short series looking at the major developments of battle tanks by the western nations in the period from the end of the Second World War to the present.

    During WW2 the tank came of age, and was probably the predominant land weapon of the period. However the tank was never perfected during the war, and the post-war decades have seen enormous resources expended on trying to do just that - to make the tank perfect. This of course is an impossible task, as threats evolve and mutate, and trying to design a vehicle (or indeed any weapon of war) to do a multitude of different tasks will inevitably lead to compromise.

    Notwithstanding this, the development of the modern 'Chariots of Fire' in the 1950s was an utterly fascinating process, with ten or more project and trial tank designs rejected for every design actually adopted. It was truly an era when technology was evolving rapidly, for if the specifications of the late 1940s differed little from the most powerful wartime designs; by 1960 the specifications for new battle tanks reflected every tactical implication of NATO's nuclear strategy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00

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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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  • Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love & Loss: the Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story
    Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love & Loss: the Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story
    ISBN: 9781444795745
    Title: Bletchley Girls: War, Secrecy, Love & Loss: the Women of Bletchley Park Tell Their Story
    Author: DUNLOP TESSA

    The women of Bletchley Park have a unique story to tell. Although critical to the success of the project to break the German and Japanese codes in World War II, their contribution has been consistently overlooked and undervalued. Through unprecedented access to surviving veterans, this book reveals how life at "The Park" and its outstations was far removed from the glamorous existence usually portrayed. The women speak vividly of their lives in the 1930s, why they were selected to work in Britain's most secret organization, and the challenges of re-entry into civilian life. Forbidden to talk about their vital war work, they often found it hard to adjust to the expectations of both their immediate families and society as a whole. By spending time with these fascinating female secret-keepers, who are still alive today, Tessa Dunlop captures their extraordinary journeys into an adult world of war, secrecy, love, and loss. Through the voices of the women themselves, this is a portrait of life at Bletchley Park beyond the celebrated code-breakers. "The Bletchley Girls" is the story of the women behind Britain's ability to consistently outsmart the enemy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Bounty Hunter 4/3: From the Bronx to Marine Scout Sniper
    Bounty Hunter 4/3: From the Bronx to Marine Scout Sniper
    ISBN: 9780733639265
    Title: Bounty Hunter 4/3: From the Bronx to Marine Scout Sniper
    Author: DELGADO JASON


    The fight for Jason Delgado's life and soul began when he was just a boy. He ultimately escaped the death and drugs of a crime-riddled Bronx by way of the United States Marine Corps. However, after earning his way into the esteemed ranks of the service's famed Scout Snipers, Delgado saw that old struggle reignited when he was dumped into the hell of war in Iraq.


    There Delgado proved not only a participant, but a warrior capable of turning the tide in several of the most harrowing and historically important battles of the evolving war. He took all the hard lessons learned in combat and, as MARSOC's (Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command) original lead sniper instructor, made himself a pivotal figure in revolutionising the way special operations snipers trained and operated. But even after accomplishing his mission in the military, Delgado still faced that original fight, struggling to understand and accept the man his experiences had transformed him into.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • British at War
    British at War
    ISBN: 9781910821237
    Title: British at War
    Author: BASTABLE JONATHAN

    A collection of stories exploring the less well-trodden byways of Britain's long history of conflicts. From the Romans vs Britons to the war on terror, it uncovers the heroic, tragic and often peculiar facts behind some of the best-known battles in British history.|This is a fascinating collection of stories exploring the less well-trodden byways of Britain's long history of conflicts. From the Romans vs Britons to the war on terror, "Amazing and Extraordinary Facts: the British at War" uncovers the heroic, tragic and often peculiar facts behind some of the best-known battles in British history. Brief, accessible and entertaining pieces on a wide variety of subjects makes it is the perfect book to dip in to. The amazing and extraordinary facts series presents interesting, surprising and little-known facts and stories about a wide range of topics which are guaranteed to inform, absorb and entertain in equal measure.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • 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: Dambusters
    Chastise: Dambusters
    ISBN: 9780008280536
    Title: Chastise: Dambusters
    Author: HASTINGS MAX

    A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings. Operation Chastise, the destruction of the Mohne and Eder dams in north-west Germany by the RAF's 617 Squadron on the night of 16/17 May 1943, 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 led the raid. In the 21st Century, however, he urges that we should see the dambusters in much more complex shades. The aircrew's heroism was entirely real, as was the brilliance of Barnes Wallis, inventor of the 'bouncing bombs'. But commanders who promised their young fliers that success could shorten the war fantasised as ruthlessly as they did about the entire bomber offensive. Some 1,400 civilians perished in the biblical floods that swept through the Mohne valley, more than half of them Russian and Polish women, slave labourers. Hastings vividly describes the evolution of Wallis' bomb, and of the squadron which broke the dams. But he also portrays in harrowing detail those swept away by the torrents. He argues that what modern Germans call the Mohnekatastrophe imposed on the Nazi war machine temporary disruption, rather than a crippling blow. Ironically, Air Marshal Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris gained much of the public credit, though he bitterly opposed Chastise as a distraction from his city-burning blitz. Harris also made perhaps the operation's biggest mistake - failure to launch a conventional attack on the huge post-raid repair operation which could have transformed the impact of the dam breaches on Ruhr industry. Here once again is a dramatic retake on familiar history 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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Cold War Spymaster
    Cold War Spymaster
    ISBN: 9781526736222
    Title: Cold War Spymaster
    Author: WEST NIGEL

    Guy Liddell was the Director of MI5's counter-espionage B Division throughout the Second World War, during which he wrote a confidential personal diary. Within its pages details of virtually every important event that had any intelligence significance during the conflict were recorded.

    Those recently declassified diaries, which were edited by Nigel West, have been followed by a postwar series which cover the period from the German surrender until Liddell's sudden resignation in May 1953. These eight years of the early Cold War contain many disturbing secrets, such as the cache of incriminating Nazi documents which was supposed to be destroyed by the SS. When these were recovered intact the British government went to considerable lengths to keep their contents from being disclosed, for they provided proof of the Duke of Windsor's contact, through a Portuguese intermediary, with the enemy during the crucial period in 1940 when the ex-king declared himself ready to fly back from the Bahamas and be restored to the throne. One of Liddell's first tasks, at the request of Buckingham Palace, was to retrieve and suppress the damaging material.

    Liddell's diaries were never intended for publication and are therefore filled with indiscretions that shed new light on MI5 investigations that he supervised after his promotion to Deputy Director-General.

    Many in Whitehall anticipated that Liddell would become Director-General but, as these pages reveal, he had employed Anthony Blunt as his trusted personal assistant, had found it hard to accept the evidence of Kim Philby's treachery, and had maintained an unwise friendship with Guy Burgess. Nevertheless, despite Liddell's manifest failings, and his reluctance to believe in the disloyalty of men he regarded as friends, he was probably the single most influential British intelligence officer of his era.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00

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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
  • D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
    D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
    ISBN: 9780241968970
    Title: D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY


    The #1 internationally bestselling history of D-Day is now enhanced with rare video footage from the NBC News Archives for the ultimate narrative of the battle for Normandy.


    "Glorious, horrifying...D-Day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women."#151;Time

    Fans of Ben Macintyre's Double Cross will love this history by Antony Beevor #151;the man who "single-handedly transformed the reputation of military history" (The Guardian)#151;presents the first major account of the Normandy invasion and the liberation of Paris in more than twenty years. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French civilians caught up in the fighting. Beevor draws upon research in more than thirty archives in six countries, going back to original accounts and interviews to produce the consummate account of the invasion and the ferocious offensive that led to Paris's liberation.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Death of Hitler The Final Word on the Greatest Cold Case in History: the Search for Hitler's Body
    Death of Hitler The Final Word on the Greatest Cold Case in History: the Search for Hitler's Body
    ISBN: 9781473686540
    Title: Death of Hitler The Final Word on the Greatest Cold Case in History: the Search for Hitler's Body
    Author: BRISARD JEAN-CHRISTOPHE & PARSHINA LANA


    'Gripping' The Times


    'Fascinating... Orchestrated like a spy novel... an edge-of-your-seat tale of Adolf Hitler's last days' Journal du Dimanche


    A dramatic and revelatory new account of the final days in Hitler's bunker, based on new access to Soviet state, military and FSB archives and cutting-edge forensics.


    On 30 April 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. Within four days the Soviets had recovered his body. But the truth about what the Russian secret services found was hidden from history when, three months later, Stalin officially declared to Churchill and Truman that Hitler was still alive and had escaped abroad. Doubts began to spread like gangrene and continue, even today, to feed wild fantasies about what really happened to him.


    In 2017, after two years of painstaking negotiations with the Russian authorities, award-winning investigative journalists Jean-Christophe Brisard and Lana Parshina gained access to confidential Soviet files that finally revealed the truth about the incredible hunt for Hitler's body.


    Their investigation includes new eyewitness accounts of Hitler's final days, exclusive photographic evidence and interrogation records, and exhaustive research into the absurd power struggle that ensued between the Soviet, British and American intelligence agencies. And for the first time since the end of the Second World War, authorised cutting-edge forensic tests are carried out on the human remains recovered from the bunker - a piece of skull with traces of the lethal bullet; a fragment of jaw bone and teeth.


    In this fascinating investigation as thrilling as any spy novel, Brisard and Parshina debunk all previous conspiracy theories about the death of the Führer. With breathtaking precision and immediacy, they penetrate one of the most powerful and controversial secret services on earth to take us inside the final hours of Hitler's bunker - and solve the most notorious cold case in history.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Dispatches
    Dispatches
    ISBN: 9781447275060
    Title: Dispatches
    Author: HERR MICHAEL; POWERS KEVIN (INTRODUCTION BY)

    One of the greatest examples of war journalism ever written, Michael Herr's collection of dispatches from the front lines of the Vietnam War reveal with shattering impact how that war differed from any combat theatre fought before. Herr's clearheaded yet unsparing retellings of the day-to-day events in Vietnam take on the force of poetry, capturing the unique flavor of the time and place and finding clarity in one of the most incomprehensible events in our modern era. A National Book Critics Circle finalist and highly acclaimed upon its publication, this modern classic retains its powerful resonance as America finds itself in the midst of another military quagmire.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Eastern Front: 1941-44 (A Ladybird Expert Book)
    Eastern Front: 1941-44 (A Ladybird Expert Book)
    ISBN: 9780718186517
    Title: Eastern Front: 1941-44 (A Ladybird Expert Book)
    Author: HOLLAND JAMES

    ** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR THE HISTORY LOVER IN YOUR LIFE **

    Part of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War series, The Eastern Front 1941-1944, is an authoritative and accessible introduction to the brutal confrontation between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union along a 1,200 mile front.
    Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story of the largest military campaign in history.


    Inside, you'll discover how tactics, organisation and new technologies were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the Axis and the Allies, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of those engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war.



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  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    ISBN: 9780143039884
    Title: Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    Author: ARENDT HANNAH

    Hannah Arendt's portrayal of the terrible consequences of blind obedience, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil contains an introduction by Amos Elon in Penguin Classics. Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi SS leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript commenting on the controversy that arose over her book. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative - a meticulous and unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century. Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future. If you enjoyed Eichmann in Jerusalem, you might like Elie Wiesel's Night, available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Deals with the greatest problem of our time ... the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system'Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic 'A profound and documented analysis ... Bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences'Chicago Tribune

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Eight Days at Yalta: How Churchill, Roosevelt & Stalin Shaped the Post-War World
    Eight Days at Yalta: How Churchill, Roosevelt & Stalin Shaped the Post-War World
    ISBN: 9781509868742
    Title: Eight Days at Yalta: How Churchill, Roosevelt & Stalin Shaped the Post-War World
    Author: PRESTON DIANA

    Meticulously researched and vividly written, Eight Days at Yalta is a remarkable work of intense historical drama.In the last winter of the Second World War, Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin arrived in the Crimean resort of Yalta. Over eight days of bargaining, bombast and intermittent bonhomie they decided on the conduct of the final stages of the war against Germany, on how a defeated and occupied Germany should be governed, on the constitution of the nascent United Nations and on spheres of influence in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Greece.Only three months later, less than a week after the German surrender, Roosevelt was dead and Churchill was writing to the new President, Harry S. Truman, of 'an iron curtain' that was now 'drawn down upon [the Soviets'] front'. Diana Preston chronicles eight days that created the post-war world, revealing Roosevelt's determination to bring about the dissolution of the British Empire and Churchill's conviction that he and the dying President would run rings round the Soviet premier. But Stalin monitored everything they said and made only paper concessions, while his territorial ambitions would soon result in the imposition of Communism throughout Eastern Europe.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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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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  • Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War
    Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War
    ISBN: 9781250181756
    Title: Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War
    Author: WRIGHT JAMES


    The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the shadows.


    Enduring Vietnam recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families who grieved those who did not return. By 1969 nearly half of the junior enlisted men who died in Vietnam were draftees. Their median age was twenty-one-among the non-draftees it was only twenty. The book describes the baby boomers growing up in the 1950s, why they went into the military, what they thought of the war, and what it was like to serve in Nam-and to come home. With a rich narrative of the Battle for Hamburger Hill, and through substantial interviews with those who served, the book depicts the cruelty of this war and its quiet acts of courage.


    James Wright's Enduring Vietnam provides an important dimension to the profile of an American generation-and a rich account of an American War.



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    Price: $35.00
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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
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  • Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
    Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
    ISBN: 9781848871731
    Title: Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
    Author: WOLMAR CHRISTIAN

    Before the nineteenth century, armies had to rely on slow and unreliable methods of transportation to move soldiers and equipment during times of conflict. But the birth of the railway in the early 1830s changed everything. From armored engines with swiveling guns to the practice of track sabotage, and from the rapid transfer of thousands of troops in the American Civil War to the construction of tracks that crossed frozen Siberian lakes, the railway revolutionized how the world waged war. It widened fighting fronts, extended the length of war, increased the mobility of armies and facilitated conflict on a scale that was previously unimaginable. This is the bloody but hidden history of the railroads.

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    Price: $31.00
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  • Every Man in this Village Is a Liar an Education in War
    Every Man in this Village Is a Liar an Education in War
    ISBN: 9781921844096
    Title: Every Man in this Village Is a Liar an Education in War
    Author: STACK MEGAN

    A few weeks after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11, journalist Megan Stack, a 25-year-old national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, was thrust into Afghanistan and Pakistan, dodging gunmen and prodding warlords for information. From there, she travelled to war-ravaged Iraq and Lebanon and to other countries scarred by violence, including Israel, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen, witnessing the changes that swept the Muslim world, and striving to tell its stories.Every Man in This Village Is a Liar is Megan Stack's unique and breathtaking account of what she saw in the combat zones and beyond. She relates her initial wild excitement and her slow disillusionment as the cost of violence outweighs the elusive promise of freedom and democracy. She reports from under bombardment in Lebanon; documents the growth of unusual friendships; records the raw pain of suicide bombings in Israel and Iraq; and, one by one, marks the deaths and disappearances of those she interviews.Beautiful, savage, and unsettling, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar is a deeply human memoir about the wars of the 21st century. It is an indispensable book of our times.

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    Price: $32.00
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  • First to Fight: The Polish War 1939
    First to Fight: The Polish War 1939
    ISBN: 9781847924605
    Title: First to Fight: The Polish War 1939
    Author: MOORHOUSE ROGER

    'This deeply researched, very well-written and penetrating book will be the standard work on the subject for many years to come' - Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill- Walking with Destiny

    The Second World War began on 1 September 1939, when German tanks, trucks and infantry crossed the Polish border, and the Luftwaffe began bombing Poland's cities. The Polish army fought bravely but could not withstand an attacker superior in numbers and technology; and when the Red Army invaded from the east - as agreed in the pact Hitler had concluded with Stalin - the country's fate was sealed. Poland was the first to fight the German aggressor; it would be the first to suffer the full murderous force of Nazi persecution. By the end of the Second World War, one in five of its people had perished.

    The Polish campaign is the forgotten story of the Second World War. Despite prefacing many of that conflict's later horrors - the wanton targeting of civilians, indiscriminate bombing and ethnic cleansing - it is little understood, and most of what we think we know about it is Nazi propaganda, such as the myth of Polish cavalry charging German tanks with their lances. In truth, Polish forces put up a spirited defence, in the expectation that they would be assisted by their British and French allies. That assistance never came.

    First to Fight is the first history of the Polish war for almost half a century. Drawing on letters, memoirs and diaries by generals and politicians, soldiers and civilians from all sides, Roger Moorhouse's dramatic account of the military events is entwined with a tragic human story of courage and suffering, and a dark tale of diplomatic betrayal.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
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  • First World War in 100 Objects
    First World War in 100 Objects
    ISBN: 9780233004693
    Title: First World War in 100 Objects
    Author: SHEFFIELD GARY

    Commemorate the centenary of the first truly global conflict through images of 100 iconic items, from the gas mask, zeppelin, and Churchill's famous cigar to personal possessions that tell poignant stories of those who fought and suffered. Offering a unique perspective on "the war to end all wars," these objects are accompanied by short essays, written by renowned World War I expert Gary Sheffield, that highlight their significance.


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    Price: $40.00
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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.

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    Price: $50.00
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  • Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemysl
    Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemysl
    ISBN: 9780241309063
    Title: Fortress: The Great Siege of Przemysl
    Author: WATSON ALEXANDER


    A BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019


    'The vividly written and well-researched The Fortress is a masterpiece. It deserves to become a classic of military history.' - Lawrence James, The Times


    'Marvellous ... Watson's splendid book combines great evocative power (and flashes of sharp humour) with the ethical authority of the best history writing.' - Christopher Clark, The Guardian


    'Superb, revelatory, haunting ... It is excellent history, a marvellously readable, though tragic, story.' - Julian Evans, Daily Telegraph


    From the prize-winning author of Ring of Steel, a gripping history of the First World War's longest and most terrible siege


    In the autumn of 1914 Europe was at war. The battling powers had already suffered casualties on a scale previously unimaginable. On both the Western and Eastern fronts elaborate war plans lay in ruins and had been discarded in favour of desperate improvisation. In the West this resulted in the remorseless world of the trenches; in the East all eyes were focused on the old, beleaguered Austro-Hungarian fortress of Przemysl.


    The siege that unfolded at Przemysl was the longest of the whole war. In the defence of the fortress and the struggle to relieve it Austria-Hungary suffered some 800,000 casualties. Almost unknown in the West, this was one of the great turning points of the conflict. If the Russians had broken through they could have invaded Central Europe, but by the time the fortress fell their strength was so sapped they could go no further.


    Alexander Watson, prize-winning author of Ring of Steel, has written one of the great epics of the First World War. Comparable to Stalingrad in 1942-3, Przemysl shaped the course of Europe's future. Neither Russians nor Austro-Hungarians ever recovered militarily from their disasters. Using a huge range of sources, Watson brilliantly recreates a world of long-gone empires, broken armies and a cut-off community sliding into chaos. The siege was central to the war itself, but also a chilling harbinger of what would engulf the entire region in the coming decades, as nationalism, anti-semitism and an exterminatory fury took hold.



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    Price: $60.00
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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
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  • 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: 100 Years
    Gallipoli: 100 Years
    ISBN: 9781742708805
    Title: Gallipoli: 100 Years
    Author: THOMPSON JULIAN

    With evocative illustrations, comprehensive descriptions of events, incredible stories, and rare and newly researched removable documents and memorabilia of historic importance, Gallipoli is the ultimate commemoration of the battle.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • 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.



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    Price: $38.00
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  • Game of Spies: The Secret Agent, the Traitor & the Nazi, Bordeaux 1942-1944
    Game of Spies: The Secret Agent, the Traitor & the Nazi, Bordeaux 1942-1944
    ISBN: 9780008140847
    Title: Game of Spies: The Secret Agent, the Traitor & the Nazi, Bordeaux 1942-1944
    Author: ASHDOWN PADDY


    A riveting three-way spy story set in occupied France.


    'Game of Spies' tells the story of a lethal spy triangle between 1942 and 1944 in Bordeaux - and of France's greatest betrayal by aristocratic and right-wing Resistance leader Andre Grandclement.


    The story centres on three men: one British, one French and one German and the duel they fought out in an atmosphere of collaboration, betrayal and assassination, in which comrades sold fellow comrades, Allied agents and downed pilots to the Germans, as casually as they would a bottle of wine. It is a story of SOE, treachery, bed-hopping and executions in the city labelled 'la plus collaboratrice' in the whole of France.



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    Price: $25.00
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  • 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
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