• Anzacs from Gallipoli to the Western Front
    Anzacs from Gallipoli to the Western Front
    ISBN: 9780670041244
    Title: Anzacs from Gallipoli to the Western Front
    Author: PEDERSEN PETER


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Anzacs on the Western Front the Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide
    Anzacs on the Western Front the Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide
    ISBN: 9781742169811
    Title: Anzacs on the Western Front the Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide
    Author: PEDERSEN PETER DR

    A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of 28 battlefields With rare photographs and documents from the Australian War Memorial archive and extensive travel information, this is the most comprehensive guide to the battlefields of the Western Front on the market. Every chapter covers not just the battles, but the often larger-than-life personalities who took part them. Following a chronological order from 1916 through 1918, the book leads readers through every major engagement the Australian and New Zealanders fought in and includes tactical considerations and extracts from the personal diaries of soldiers. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to explore the battlefields of the Western Front, either in-person or from the comfort of home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Anzacs: Gallipoli to the Western Front
    Anzacs: Gallipoli to the Western Front
    ISBN: 9780143008460
    Title: Anzacs: Gallipoli to the Western Front
    Author: PEDERSEN PETER


    1918 on the Western Front. At no other time has Australia so influenced the course of world history. In the worst crisis of World War I the Germans had a cut a wide swathe through the British line. The Australians knew their hour had come. 'Fini retreat', they boldly announced as they marched to a halt the Germans at Amiens. Then it was their turn to advance, driving the enemy remorselessly before them, as the shock troops of the British Army.


    This important book traces the evolution of the Australian Imperial Force from the enthusiastic amateurs of Gallipoli to the skilled warriors of the Western Front, where fighting in conditions of unspeakable horror and brutality they won their legendary reputation as 'the best infantrymen of the war and perhaps of all time'. By war's end the Australian Corps - a mere 9 per cent of the total British force - accounted for 22 per cent of total captures: a massive, and disproportionate, contribution to victory.


    Combining detailed battle narratives with soldiers' accounts, Peter Pedersen moves from Gallipoli through Palestine to the Western Front, graphically re-creating the campaigns of a war in which over 200 000 Australians - two out of every three combatants - were killed or wounded. Including the New Zealanders at every stage, he also covers the war in the air and at sea, in dressing posts and hospitals, and on a home front devastated by casualty rates and riven over conscription.


    Illustrated with photographs and artworks, this epic work recalls to memory the forgotten heroes, and the bloody campaigns, of a war that brought glory to the Australian nation but tragedy to every Australian family.


    'This book brings a vivid reality to a war that is etched in Australian history.' Daily Advertiser


    'Fit to become the standard modern work on the AIF in World War I.' The Age


    'The Anzacsis a significant and successful attempt to bring a turbulent period in Australian history into context.' Townsville Bulletin


    'Peter Pedersen's contribution is on an epic scale. His is a staggering, wonderful, terrifying book.' Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Apache Dawn Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
    Apache Dawn Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
    ISBN: 9780751541915
    Title: Apache Dawn Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
    Author: DAMIEN LEWIS


    The Apache attack helicopter is one of the world's most awesome weapons systems. Deployed for the first time in Afghanistan, it has already passed into legend. The only thing more incredible than the Apache itself are the pilots who fly her. For the first time, Apache Dawn tells their story-and their baptism of fire in the unforgiving battle of Helmand province.


    Their call sign was “Ugly”-and there was no better word for the grueling hundred-day deployment they endured. Day after day, four of England's Army Air Corps' finest pilots flew right into the heart of battle, testing their aircraft to the very limit.Apache Dawn takes the reader with them on a series of unrelenting and brutally intense combat missions, from daring, edge-of-the-seat rescues to dramatic close-air support in the white heat of battle.


    Bestselling author Damien Lewis has been given unprecedented access to these heroic aircrews and to the men on the ground whose lives they saved. It is an astounding story of bravery, skill, and resilience in the face of unbelievable odds. And it is the story of the Apache itself-the ultimate fighting machine.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble
    Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble
    ISBN: 9780141046587
    Title: Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY


    The No. 1 Bestseller: Hitler's ill-fated final stand, from the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day


    On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.


    The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe. American troops, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians fled, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While many American soldiers fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance.


    The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the eastern front. And after massacres by the Waffen-SS, even American generals approved when their men shot down surrendering Germans. The Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble
    Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble
    ISBN: 9780241975152
    Title: Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY


    From the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day, Antony Beevor's Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble tells the story of the German's ill-fated final stand.


    On 16 December, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.


    The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe. American troops, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians fled, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While many American soldiers fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance.


    The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the eastern front. And after massacres by the Waffen-SS, even American generals approved when their men shot down surrendering Germans. The Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Ardennes 1944: Hitlers Last Gamble
    Ardennes 1944: Hitlers Last Gamble
    ISBN: 9780670918645
    Title: Ardennes 1944: Hitlers Last Gamble
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY

    The prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day and Stalingrad reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, in this riveting new account
    On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.
    The allies, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians abandoned their homes, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While some American soldiers, overwhelmed by the German onslaught, fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance.
    The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the Eastern Front. In fact the Ardennes became the Western Front's counterpart to Stalingrad. There was terrible ferocity on both sides, driven by desperation and revenge, in which the normal rules of combat were breached. The Ardennes--involving more than a million men--would prove to be the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht.
    In this deeply researched work, with striking insights into the major players on both sides, Antony Beevor gives us the definitive account of the Ardennes offensive which was to become the greatest battle of World War II.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge
    Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge
    ISBN: 9780670025312
    Title: Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY

    The prizewinning historian and bestselling author of D-Day, Stalingrad, and The Battle of Arnhem reconstructs the Battle of the Bulge in this riveting new account

    On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes in Belgium, believing he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp and forcing the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back.

    The allies, taken by surprise, found themselves fighting two panzer armies. Belgian civilians abandoned their homes, justifiably afraid of German revenge. Panic spread even to Paris. While some American soldiers, overwhelmed by the German onslaught, fled or surrendered, others held on heroically, creating breakwaters which slowed the German advance.

    The harsh winter conditions and the savagery of the battle became comparable to the Eastern Front. In fact the Ardennes became the Western Front's counterpart to Stalingrad. There was terrible ferocity on both sides, driven by desperation and revenge, in which the normal rules of combat were breached. The Ardennes--involving more than a million men--would prove to be the battle which finally broke the back of the Wehrmacht.

    In this deeply researched work, with striking insights into the major players on both sides, Antony Beevor gives us the definitive account of the Ardennes offensive which was to become the greatest battle of World War II.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00

    $70.00
  • Ariadne Objective Patrick Leigh Fermor & the Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
    Ariadne Objective Patrick Leigh Fermor & the Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
    ISBN: 9780552170185
    Title: Ariadne Objective Patrick Leigh Fermor & the Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis
    Author: DAVIS WES

    Tells the story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers who found themselves serving because, as one of them put it, they had made 'the obsolete choice of Greek at school'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45
    Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45
    ISBN: 9781447288749
    Title: Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-45
    Author: HASTINGS MAX

    One of the greatest military feats during the Second World War was the transformation of the German force's activities in the weeks following the battles in Holland and the German border, where the Allies had finally inflicted the greatest catastrophes of modern war on them.

    Somehow the Germans found the strength to halt the Allied advance in its tracks and to prolong the war to 1945. This book is the epic story of those last eight months of the war in northern Europe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Armored Thunderbolt : the U.s. Army Sherman in World War Ii
    Armored Thunderbolt : the U.s. Army Sherman in World War Ii
    ISBN: 9780811704243
    Title: Armored Thunderbolt : the U.s. Army Sherman in World War Ii
    Author: ZALOGA STEVEN J

    Hundreds of photos, including many never published before with riveting accounts of armored warfare in World War II Compares the Sherman to other tanks, including the Panther and Tiger Author is a world-renowned expert on the Sherman tank and American armor

    Some tank crews referred to the American M4 Sherman tank as a "death trap." Others, like Gen. George Patton, believed that the Sherman helped win World War II. So which was it: death trap or war winner? Armor expert Steven Zaloga answers that question by recounting the Sherman's combat history. Focusing on Northwest Europe (but also including a chapter on the Pacific), Zaloga follows the Sherman into action on D-Day, among the Normandy hedgerows, during Patton's race across France, in the great tank battle at Arracourt in September 1944, at the Battle of the Bulge, across the Rhine, and in the Ruhr pocket in 1945.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $82.00

    $82.00
  • Army & Nation: The Military & Indian Democracy Since Independence
    Army & Nation: The Military & Indian Democracy Since Independence
    ISBN: 9780674728806
    Title: Army & Nation: The Military & Indian Democracy Since Independence
    Author: WILKINSON STEVEN I


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • Army at Dawn the War in North Africa 1942-1943 (#1 Liberation Trilogy)
    Army at Dawn the War in North Africa 1942-1943 (#1 Liberation Trilogy)
    ISBN: 9780805087246
    Title: Army at Dawn the War in North Africa 1942-1943 (#1 Liberation Trilogy)
    Author: ATKINSON RICK

    Brillianty researched, rich with new material and fresh insights, Atkinson's vivid narrative provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Army at Dawn: the War in North Africa
    Army at Dawn: the War in North Africa
    ISBN: 9780349116365
    Title: Army at Dawn: the War in North Africa
    Author: ATKINSON RICK

    The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a grasp of the great drama that unfolded in North Africa in 1942 and 1943.Beginning with the daring amphibious invasion in November 1942, An Army at Dawn follows the British and American armies as they fight the French in Morocco and Algeria, and then take on the Germans and Italians in Tunisia. Battle by battle, an inexperienced and sometimes poorly led army gradually becomes a superb fighting force. Central to the tale are the extraordinary but fallible commanders who come to dominate the battlefield: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, Montgomery and Rommel.Brilliantly researched, rich with new material and vivid insights, Atkinson's narrative provides the definitive history of the war in North Africa.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Arnhem the Battle for Survival
    Arnhem the Battle for Survival
    ISBN: 9780141048352
    Title: Arnhem the Battle for Survival
    Author: NICHOL JOHN & RENNELL TONY

    'Immensely readable . . . gripping, moving stories . . . one of our finest moments in the war' & Mail on SundayFor seventy years the Battle of Arnhem in 1944 has been considered a bitter and humiliating Allied defeat. But that story fails to acknowledge another: the extraordinary heroism and self-sacrifice, gallantry and grit, sheer guts and determination of the troops who fought against impossible odds and lost.Now, John Nichol and Tony Rennell let the soldiers tell the story as they lived it on the ground and in the air: bailing out of flaming planes, fighting house to house, ducking bullets and dodging shells, holding the line though relief never arrives, or crossing into no-man's land to rescue fallen comrades.Arnhem puts readers in the middle of the battle - a terrible defeat but a victory of human courage and spirit.'Vividly described, remarkable. Full of tales of individual courage. Nichol and Rennell have discovered much fresh testimony' Daily Express'Full of vivid and searing memories of men who loved to be in the thick of the fighting. There are extraordinary tales of heroism in every chapter' & Daily Mail

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art of War
    Art of War
    ISBN: 9780877734529
    Title: Art of War
    Author: SUN-TZU & CLEARY THOMAS [TRANS]


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Art of War Nz War Artists in the Field
    Art of War Nz War Artists in the Field
    ISBN: 9781877393242
    Title: Art of War Nz War Artists in the Field
    Author: HAWORTH JENNIFER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Art of War NZ War Artists in the Field 1939-1945
    Art of War NZ War Artists in the Field 1939-1945
    ISBN: 9780958292306
    Title: Art of War NZ War Artists in the Field 1939-1945
    Author: HAWORTH JENNIFER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Art of War: Great Commanders of Early Modern World
    Art of War: Great Commanders of Early Modern World
    ISBN: 9780857385901
    Title: Art of War: Great Commanders of Early Modern World
    Author: ROBERTS ANDREW ED

    What qualities made the Duke of Wellington a strategic genius? How did Oliver Cromwell, a gentleman farmer create an army that overthrew a king and changed the course of British history? Why was Simón Bolívar able to overcome early reverses to become the greatest figure in the Latin American struggle against Spanish colonialism? The answers to these and a myriad other fascinating questions can be found in The Art of War, a sumptuous chronological survey of the 25 greatest commanders of the early modern world. Compiled by an distinguished team of historians (including such names as Antonia Fraser, Saul David and Stephen Brumwell) working under the general editorship of Andrew Roberts, The Art of War is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated account of the lives and careers of the 25 greatest military commanders of the period, from the Duke of Marlborough to Napoleon Bonaparte, from Robert Clive to Carl von Clausewitz, and from Frederick the Great to Shaka Zulu. Every commander is profiled in a concise and informative 3000-word article which not only brings its subject vividly to life via a lively, fact-driven narrative, but also analyses and assesses his tactical and strategic gifts. As accessible and informative as it is rigorous and scholarly, The Art of War is the perfect introduction to its subject for the layperson - but also a stimulating and thought-provoking read for those with greater knowledge of military history. With its companion volumes, focusing on the great commanders of the ancient, medieval and modern eras, it forms an indispensable guide to the greatest generals the world has seen.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Art of War: Great Commanders of the Medieval World
    Art of War: Great Commanders of the Medieval World
    ISBN: 9780857385895
    Title: Art of War: Great Commanders of the Medieval World
    Author: ROBERTS ANDREW

    What qualities made Attila the Hun a strategist of genius? How did Henry V of England achieve victory at Agincourt for the loss of a few hundred of his men, when the mounted French knights suffered casualties in the thousands? Why was Hernan Cortes able to lead a ragged band of men to bring down the extraordinary power of the Aztec empire? The answers to these and a myriad other fascinating questions can be found in The Art of War, a sumptuous chronological survey of the 25 greatest commanders of the medieval world. Compiled by an distinguished team of historians (including such names as Jonathan Sumption, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and John Julius Norwich) working under the general editorship of Andrew Roberts, The Art of War is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated account of the lives and careers of the 25 greatest military commanders of the period, from William the Conqueror to Genghis Khan, from the Black Prince to Tamerlaine, and from Joan of Arc to Suleyman the Magnificent. Every commander is profiled in a concise and informative 3000-word article which not only brings its subject vividly to life via a lively, fact-driven narrative, but also analyses and assesses his tactical and strategic gifts. As accessible and informative as it is rigorous and scholarly, The Art of War is the perfect introduction to its subject for the layperson - but also a stimulating and thought-provoking read for those with greater knowledge of military history. With its companion volumes, focusing on the great commanders of the ancient, early modern and modern eras, it forms an indispensable guide to the greatest generals the world has seen.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Artillery in the Great War
    Artillery in the Great War
    ISBN: 9781844159499
    Title: Artillery in the Great War
    Author: STRONG PAUL & SANDERS MARBLE


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $67.00
    $67.00
  • Ashley's War
    Ashley's War
    ISBN: 9780062333827
    Title: Ashley's War
    Author: LEMMON GAYLE TZEMACH


    In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan. The Army reasoned that women could play a unique role on Special Ops teams: accompanying their male colleagues on raids and, while those soldiers were searching for insurgents, questioning the mothers, sisters, daughters and wives living at the compound. Their presence had a calming effect on enemy households, but more importantly, the CSTs were able to search adult women for weapons and gather crucial intelligence. They could build relationships-woman to woman-in ways that male soldiers in an Islamic country never could.


    In Ashley's War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses on-the-ground reporting and a finely tuned understanding of the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women hand-picked from the Army to serve in this highly specialized and challenging role. The pioneers of CST-2 proved for the first time, at least to some grizzled Special Operations soldiers, that women might be physically and mentally tough enough to become one of them.


    The price of this professional acceptance came in personal loss and social isolation: the only people who really understand the women of CST-2 are each other. At the center of this story is a friendship cemented by "Glee," video games, and the shared perils and seductive powers of up-close combat. At the heart of the team is the tale of a beloved and effective soldier, Ashley White.


    Much as she did in her bestselling The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, Lemmon transports readers to a world they previously had no idea existed: a community of women called to fulfill the military's mission to "win hearts and minds" and bound together by danger, valor, and determination. Ashley's War is a gripping combat narrative and a moving story of friendship-a book that will change the way readers think about war and the meaning of service.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Assignment to Hell the War Against Nazi Germany With Correspondents Walter Cronkite Andy Rooney a J Liebling Homer Bigart & Hal Boyle
    Assignment to Hell the War Against Nazi Germany With Correspondents Walter Cronkite Andy Rooney a J Liebling Homer Bigart & Hal Boyle
    ISBN: 9780451236883
    Title: Assignment to Hell the War Against Nazi Germany With Correspondents Walter Cronkite Andy Rooney a J Liebling Homer Bigart & Hal Boyle
    Author: GAY TIMOTHY M

    THEIR WORK ON THE FRONT LINES MADE HEADLINES

    In February 1943, a group of journalists-including a young wire service correspondent named Walter Cronkite and cub reporter Andy Rooney-clamored to fly along on a bombing raid over Nazi Germany. Seven of the sixty-four bombers that attacked a U-boat base that day never made it back to England. A fellow survivor, Homer Bigart of the New York Herald Tribune, asked Cronkite if he'd thought through a lede. "I think I'm going to say" mused Cronkite, "that I've just returned from an assignment to hell."

    During his esteemed career Walter Cronkite issued millions of words for public consumption, but he never wrote or uttered a truer phrase.

    Assignment to Hell tells the powerful and poignant story of the war against Hitler through the eyes of five intrepid reporters. Crisscrossing battlefields, they formed a journalistic band of brothers, repeatedly placing themselves in harm’s way to bring the war home for anxious American readers.

    Cronkite crashed into Holland on a glider with U.S. paratroopers. Rooney dodged mortar shells as he raced across the Rhine at Remagen. Behind enemy lines in Sicily, Bigart jumped into an amphibious commando raid that nearly ended in disaster. The New Yorker's A. J. Liebling ducked sniper fire as Allied troops liberated his beloved Paris. The Associated Press’s Hal Boyle barely escaped SS storm troopers as he uncovered the massacre of U.S. soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge.

    Assignment to Hell is a stirring tribute to five of World War II’s greatest correspondents and to the brave men and women who fought on the front lines against fascism-their generation's "assignment to hell."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • At the Edge of the World: the Heroic Century of the French Foreign Legion
    At the Edge of the World: the Heroic Century of the French Foreign Legion
    ISBN: 9780802743879
    Title: At the Edge of the World: the Heroic Century of the French Foreign Legion
    Author: BLANCHARD JEAN-VINCENT


    The remarkable story of the French Foreign Legion, its dramatic rise throughout the nineteenth century, and its most committed champion, General Hubert Lyautey.


    An aura of mystery, romance, and danger surrounds the French Foreign Legion, the all-volunteer corps of the French Army, founded in 1831. Famous for its physically grueling training in harsh climates, the legion fought in French wars from Mexico to Madagascar, Southeast Asia to North Africa. To this day, despite its reputation for being assigned the riskiest missions in the roughest terrain, the mystique of the legion continues to attract men from every corner of the world.


    In At the Edge of the World, historian Jean-Vincent Blanchard follows the legion's rise to fame during the nineteenth century--focusing on its campaigns in Indochina and especially in Africa--when the corps played a central role in expanding and protecting the French Empire. As France struggled to be a power capable of rivaling the British, the figure of the legionnaire--deadly, self-sacrificing, uncompromisingly efficient--came to represent the might and morale that would secure a greater, stronger nation.


    Drawing from rare, archival memoirs and testimonies of legionnaires from the period and tracing the fascinating career of Hubert Lyautey, France's first resident-general in Morocco and a hero to many a legionnaire, At the Edge of the World chronicles the Foreign Legion at the height of its renown, when the corps and its archetypically handsome, moody, and marginalized recruits became both the symbols of a triumphant colonialism and the stuff of legend.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • At War on the Gothic Line: Fighting in Italy 1944-45
    At War on the Gothic Line: Fighting in Italy 1944-45
    ISBN: 9781250065179
    Title: At War on the Gothic Line: Fighting in Italy 1944-45
    Author: JENNINGS CHRISTIAN

    In the autumn of 1944, as Patton s army paraded through Paris, another Allied force was gathering in southern Italy. Spearheaded by over 100,000 American troops, this vast, international army was faced with a grim task break The Gothic Line, a series of interconnected German fortifications that stretched across the mountains of northern Italy. Striving to reach Europe s vulnerable underbelly before the Red Army, these Allied soldiers fought uphill against entrenched enemies in some of the final and most brutal battles of the Second World War.

    In "At War on the Gothic Line," veteran war correspondent and historian Christian Jennings provides an unprecedented look inside this unsung but highly significant campaign. Through the eyes of thirteen men and women from seven different countries, Jennings brings history to life as he vividly recounts the courageous acts of valor performed by these soldiers facing overwhelming odds, even as many experienced discrimination at the hands of their allies and superiors.

    Witness the courage of a young Japanese-American officer willing to die for those under his command. Lie in wait with a troop of Canadian fur trappers turned snipers. Creep along mountain paths with Indian warriors as they assault fortified positions in the dead of night. Learn to fear a one-armed SS-Major guilty of some of the most atrocious war-crimes in the European theater. All these stories and more pack the pages of this faced-paced, action-heavy history, taking readers inside one of the most important, and least discussed, campaigns of World War Two."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Ataturk
    Ataturk
    ISBN: 9780719565922
    Title: Ataturk
    Author: MANGO ANDREW


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Atlas of History's Greatest Military Victories: the Fifty Most Significant Moments Explored in Words & Maps
    Atlas of History's Greatest Military Victories: the Fifty Most Significant Moments Explored in Words & Maps
    ISBN: 9781848315785
    Title: Atlas of History's Greatest Military Victories: the Fifty Most Significant Moments Explored in Words & Maps
    Author: HARWOOD JEREMY

    From Marathon in 490 BC or Hastings in 1066 to Trafalgar and Austerlitz in 1805; from Midway, Stalingrad or Leyte Gulf during the Second World War to the fall of Baghdad in 2003, this meticulously illustrated companion to great battles of the world will be essential reading for anyone fascinated by military set-pieces and strategy.When did an Asian power first defeat a European one? How did Joan of Arc beat the British at the Siege of Orleans? Why did France lose at Dien Bien Phu in 1954? and much much more...- Features accurate, dynamic maps showing why battles took place and their consequences - Each battle is accompanied by diagrams, fact files and essays explaining how they were won and lost - Includes a chronological collection of momentous battlefield clashes

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor : Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions
    Attack on Pearl Harbor : Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions
    ISBN: 9781612000107
    Title: Attack on Pearl Harbor : Strategy, Combat, Myths, Deceptions
    Author: ZIMM ALAN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00
    $56.00
  • Attack State Red
    Attack State Red
    ISBN: 9780141041636
    Title: Attack State Red
    Author: KEM RICHARD & HUGHES CHRIS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Attrition Fighting the First World War
    Attrition Fighting the First World War
    ISBN: 9780349000077
    Title: Attrition Fighting the First World War
    Author: PHILPOTT WILLIAM


    The First World War was too big to be grasped by its participants. In the retelling of their war in the competing memories of leaders and commanders, and the anguished fiction of its combatants, any sense of order and purpose, effort and achievement, was missing.


    Drawing on the experience of front line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians and those managing the vast economy of industrialised warfare, Attrition explains for the first time why and how this new type of conflict born out of industrial society was fought as it was. It was the first mass war in which the resources of the fully-mobilised societies strained every sinew in a conflict over ideals - and the humblest and highest were all caught up in the national enterprise.


    In a stunning narrative, this brilliant and necessary reassessment of the whole war cuts behind the myth-making to reveal the determination, organization and ambition on all sides.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Auschwitz: A History
    Auschwitz: A History
    ISBN: 9780141987484
    Title: Auschwitz: A History
    Author: STEINBACHER SYBILLE

    At the terrible heart of the modern age lies Auschwitz. In a total inversion of earlier hopes about the use of science and technology to improve, extend, and protect human life, Auschwitz manipulated the same systems to quite different ends. In Sybille Steinbacher's terse, powerful new book, the reader is led through the process by which something unthinkable to anyone on earth in the 1930s had become a sprawling, industrial reality during the course of the Second World War. How Auschwitz grew and mutated into an entire dreadful city, how both those who managed it and those who were killed by it came to be in Poland in the 1940s, and how it was allowed to happen, is something everyone needs to understand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs History
    Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs History
    ISBN: 9781742236360
    Title: Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs History
    Author: DAPIN MARK

    When Mark Dapin first interviewed Vietnam veterans and wrote about the war, he swallowed (and regurgitated) every misconception. He wasn't alone. In Australia's Vietnam, Dapin reveals that every stage of Australia's commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth. From army claims that every national serviceman was a volunteer; and the level of atrocities committed by Australian troops; to the belief there were no welcome home parades until the late 1980s and returned soldiers were met by angry protesters. Australia's Vietnam is a major contribution to the understanding of Australia's experience of the war and will change the way we think about memory and military history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom China the West & the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
    Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom China the West & the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
    ISBN: 9780857897671
    Title: Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom China the West & the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
    Author: PLATT STEPHEN R

    Stephen R. Platt's Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom tells the dramatic and disastrous story of the Taiping Rebellion: the bloodiest civil war in history. In the early 1850s, during the waning years of the Qing dynasty, word spread of a major revolution brewing in the provinces. The leader of the this movement - who called themselves the Taiping - was Hong Xiuquan, a failed civil servant who claimed to be the son of God and the brother of Jesus Christ. As the revolt grew and battles raged across the empire, all signs pointed to a Taiping victory and to the inauguration of a modern, industrialized and pro-Western china. Soon, however, Britain and the United States threw their support behind the Qing, soon quashing the Taiping and rendering ineffective the years of bloodshed the revolution had endured. In Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, Stephen Platt recounts the events of the rebellion and its suppression in spellbinding detail. It is an essential and enthralling history of the rise and fall of a movement that, a century and a half ago, might have launched China into the modern world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Avenue of Spies: a True Story of Terror, Espionage, & One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris
    Avenue of Spies: a True Story of Terror, Espionage, & One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris
    ISBN: 9780804140058
    Title: Avenue of Spies: a True Story of Terror, Espionage, & One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris
    Author: KERSHAW ALEX

    "The leafy Avenue de Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring spies, murderous secret police, amoral informers, and Vichy collaborators. So when American physician Sumner Jackson, who lived with his wife and young son Phillip at Number 11, found himself drawn into the Liberation network of the French resistance, he knew the stakes were impossibly high. Just down the road at Number 31 was the "mad sadist" Theodor Dannecker, an Eichmann protege charged with deporting French Jews to concentration camps. And Number 84 housed the Parisian headquarters of the Gestapo, run by the most effective spy hunter in Nazi Germany. From his office at the American Hospital, itself an epicenter of Allied and Axis intrigue, Jackson smuggled fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France, a job complicated by the hospital director's close ties to collaborationist Vichy. After witnessing the brutal round-up of his Jewish friends, Jackson invited Liberation to officially operate out of his home at Number 11--but the noose soon began to tighten. When his secret life was discovered by his Nazi neighbors, he and his family were forced to

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, & the Epic Age of Flight
    Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, & the Epic Age of Flight
    ISBN: 9781426211560
    Title: Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, & the Epic Age of Flight
    Author: GROOM WINSTON

    Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of "Forrest Gump"), "The Aviators" tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage. This is the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival-at-sea, and will appeal to fans of "Unbroken," "The Greatest Generation," and "Flyboys." With the world in peril in World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the daring Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. Groom's rich narrative tells their intertwined stories--from broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive it); barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II; front-page triumph to anguished tragedy; and near-death to ultimate survival--as all took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the "greatest generation."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • B-17 - The Fifteen Ton Flying Fortress
    B-17 - The Fifteen Ton Flying Fortress
    ISBN: 9781848845381
    Title: B-17 - The Fifteen Ton Flying Fortress
    Author: SIMONS GRAHAM, FRIEDMAN HARRY

    The Boeing B-17 was the first American heavy bomber to see action in World War when it was supplied to the RAF. The design originated in 1934 when the US Air Corps was looking for a heavy bomber to reinforce their air forces in Hawaii, Panama and Alaska. For its time, the design included many advanced features and Boeing continued to develop the aircraft as experience of the demands of long distance flying at high altitude was gained.

    When the USA entered WWII production of the aircraft was rapidly increased and it became the backbone of the USAAF in all theaters of war. This book describes how it was built and utilizes many hitherto unpublished photographs from the design studio and production lines. It illustrates and explains the many different roles that the aircraft took as the war progressed. Heavy bomber, reconnaissance, antisubmarine and air-sea rescue operations - there were few roles that this solid design could not adopt.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.00

    $49.00
  • B-29 Superfortress: Giant Bomber of World War Two & Korea
    B-29 Superfortress: Giant Bomber of World War Two & Korea
    ISBN: 9781848847538
    Title: B-29 Superfortress: Giant Bomber of World War Two & Korea
    Author: SIMONS GRAHAM M.

    The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engined heavy bomber flown primarily by the United States in World War Two and the Korean War. The B-29 remained in service in various roles throughout the 1950s. The British Royal Air Force flew the B-29 and used the name Washington for the type, and the Soviet Union produced an unlicensed copy as the Tupolev Tu-4. The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress. The B-29 was the progenitor of a series of Boeing-built bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, trainers and tankers including the variant, B-50 Superfortress.

    The B-29 was one of the largest aircraft to see service during World War Two. A very advanced bomber for its time, it included features such as pressurized cabins, an electronic fire-control system and remote-controlled machine-gun turrets. Though it was designed as a high-altitude daytime bomber, in practice it actually flew more low-altitude nighttime incendiary bombing missions. It was the primary aircraft in the American firebombing campaign against Japan in the final months of World War Two, and carried the atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Unlike many other World War Two-era bombers, the B-29 remained in service long after the war ended, with a few even being employed as flying television transmitters. The type was finally retired in the early 1960s, with 3,960 aircraft in all built.

    Without doubt there is a clear, strong requirement to 'put the record straight' using primary source documentation to record the undoubted achievements alongside and in context with the shortcomings to the type's design and operation that have otherwise received scant attention.

    The book will cover all variants and is profusely illustrated.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00

    $57.00
  • Bad Medicine
    Bad Medicine
    ISBN: 9780143797272
    Title: Bad Medicine
    Author: LEDGARD TERRY

    Terry Ledgard is no stranger to mischief and adventure. Having survived childhood in outback Australia, he joined the Army and rose through the ranks to become an SAS medic in Afghanistan. As he endured explosive action, blood-curdling trauma and gut-wrenching humanitarian aid missions, he found the modern-day soldier's larrikin spirit was the perfect prescription for intense combat conditions. Armed with a new-found perspective on life, Terry returned to the Real World, but soon realised it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. His life became a slow-motion train wreck as he faced a gritty battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. But in a stroke of ironic fortune, he realised that the Army had taught him everything he needed to overcome the affliction, and that his most important weapon was a sense of humour. Evocative, moving and outrageous in its humour and honesty, Bad Medicine is an exhilarating account of life as an SAS medic in the world's most intense warzone.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Badass: a Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords Vikings Samurai Pirates Gunfighters & Military Commanders to Ever Live
    Badass: a Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords Vikings Samurai Pirates Gunfighters & Military Commanders to Ever Live
    ISBN: 9780061749445
    Title: Badass: a Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords Vikings Samurai Pirates Gunfighters & Military Commanders to Ever Live
    Author: THOMPSON BEN

    An unstoppable collection of the most hardcore figures who ever strapped on chain mail and ran screaming into battleThroughout history-from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era-there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all . . . Badass!Chandragupta Maurya An Indian warlord who commanded an army of drunken war elephants and employed an elite detachment of highly trained female bodyguardsPeter Francisco An unsung hero of the American Revolution, this powerful giant battled the British with a massive five-foot-long broadswordWolf the Quarrelsome A mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice-and both times he's kicking someone's assBhanbhagta Gurung A fearless Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross by clearing out six Japanese foxholes with nothing more than grenades, a bayonet, and a knifeFrom Alexander the Great to George S. Patton, from Genghis Khan to Bruce Lee, this pantheon of ass-kicking awesomeness should inspire you to quit your stupid job and dive headfirst into a new career as a professional badass.

    Ben Thompson graduated cum laude from the honors program at Florida State University with degrees in history and political science, and has run the war hammer of a website, badassoftheweek.com, since 2004. Even though he's never flown a jetpack over the Atlantic Ocean or punched someone so hard that his head exploded, he is considered by many to be the world's foremost expert on badassitude.




    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
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