• Boeing B-29 Superfortress Manual
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress Manual
    ISBN: 9780857337900
    Title: Boeing B-29 Superfortress Manual
    Author: HOWLETT SIMON


    The Boeing B-29 Superfortress has carved its name in history as the bomber aircraft that dropped the world's first ever H-bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Flown mainly by the USAAF towards the end of WW2 and later during the Korean War, the four-engine B-29 was at the cutting edge of aeronautical design for its time, with pressurised crew accommodation, electronic fire-control system and remotely operated gun turrets.



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  • Bomber Boys Fighting Back 1940 to 1945
    Bomber Boys Fighting Back 1940 to 1945
    ISBN: 9780007192151
    Title: Bomber Boys Fighting Back 1940 to 1945
    Author: BISHOP PATRICK


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    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Bomber County: the Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War
    Bomber County: the Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War
    ISBN: 9780374533038
    Title: Bomber County: the Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War
    Author: SWIFT DANIEL

    In early June 1943, James Eric Swift, a pilot with the 83rd Squadron of the Royal Air Force, boarded his Lancaster bomber for a night raid on Münster and disappeared. Widespread aerial bombardment was to the Second World War what the trenches were to the First: a shocking and new form of warfare, wretched and unexpected, and carried out at a terrible scale of loss. Just as the trenches produced the most remarkable poetry of the First World War, so too did the bombing campaigns foster a haunting set of poems during the Second.

    In researching the life of his grandfather, Daniel Swift became engrossed with the connections between air war and poetry. Ostensibly a narrative of the author’s search for his lost grandfather through military and civilian archives and in interviews conducted in the Netherlands, Germany, and England, Bomber County is also an examination of the relationship between the bombing campaigns of the Second World War and poetry, an investigation into the experience of bombing and being bombed, and a powerful reckoning with the morals and literature of a vanished moment.

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  • Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945
    Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945
    ISBN: 9780141003214
    Title: Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945
    Author: OVERY RICHARD

    The ultimate history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War, from Wolfson Prize-winning historian and author Richard Overy.

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    Price: $30.00
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  • Bombs Away: the Story of a Bomber Team
    Bombs Away: the Story of a Bomber Team
    ISBN: 9780143105916
    Title: Bombs Away: the Story of a Bomber Team
    Author: STEINBECK JOHN

    A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writers
    On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork "The Grapes of Wrath"and at the height of the American war effort John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote "Bombs Away," a nonfiction account of his experiences with U.S. Army Air Force bomber crews during World War II. Now, for the first time since its original publication in 1942, Penguin Classics presents this exclusive edition of Steinbeck's introduction to the then-nascent U.S. Army Air Force and its bomber crew--the essential core unit behind American air power that Steinbeck described as "the greatest team in the world."
    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators."

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  • Book of the Sword
    Book of the Sword
    ISBN: 9780486254340
    Title: Book of the Sword
    Author: BURTON RICHARD


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  • Boots on the Ground the Fight to Liberate Afghanistan from Al-qaeda & the Taliban, 2001-2002
    Boots on the Ground the Fight to Liberate Afghanistan from Al-qaeda & the Taliban, 2001-2002
    ISBN: 9780760341117
    Title: Boots on the Ground the Fight to Liberate Afghanistan from Al-qaeda & the Taliban, 2001-2002
    Author: CAMP DICK


    Boots on the Groundis a narrative account of the American war to free Afghanistan from al Qaeda and the Taliban. Author Dick Camp uses extensive firsthand accounts that bring the text alive. Camp’s exciting narrative covers the origins of American combat involvement in the country as well as the post-9/11 campaigns that initially brought victory over al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. In an incisive epilogue, he describes how we let victory in Afghanistan slip away to fight a war in Iraq.


     



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  • Boots on the Ground: Britain & Her Army Since 1945
    Boots on the Ground: Britain & Her Army Since 1945
    ISBN: 9781781253816
    Title: Boots on the Ground: Britain & Her Army Since 1945
    Author: DANNATT RICHARD


    On Luneberg Heath in 1945, the German High Command surrendered to Field Marshall Montgomery; in 2015, seventy years after this historic triumph, the last combat units of the British Army finally left their garrisons next to Luneberg Heath.


    Boots on the Ground is the story of those years, following the British Army against the backdrop of Britain's shifting security and defence policies. From the decolonisation of India to the two interventions in Iraq, and, of course, Northern Ireland, the book tracks the key historical conflicts, big and small, of Britain's transformation from a leading nation with some 2 million troops in 1945, to a significantly reduced place on the world stage and fewer than 82,000 troops in 2015. Despite this apparent de-escalation, at no point since WWII has Britain not had 'boots on the ground' - and with the current tensions in the Middle East, and the rise of terrorism, this situation is unlikely to change.


    Sir Richard Dannatt brings forty years of military service, including as Chief of the General Staff, to tell the fascinating story of how the British Army has shaped, and been shaped by, world events from the Cold War to the Good Friday Agreement to the EU Referendum. Whether examining the fallout of empire in the insurgencies of Malaya, Kenya and Dhofar, the extraordinary battle for the Falklands, the long-standing conflict in Northern Ireland or Britain's relationship with NATO and experience of fighting with - or for - America, Dannatt examines the complexity of a great British institution.

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    Price: $28.00
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  • Born to Fly Hautipua Rererangi
    Born to Fly Hautipua Rererangi
    ISBN: 9781775500049
    Title: Born to Fly Hautipua Rererangi
    Author: ARAHANGA JULIAN

    Shot down off the coast of Germany, Pohe was held prisoner at Stalag Luft III, near Sagan in present-day Poland. Digging a tunnel under the camp, Pohe was one of the prisoners who escaped in a mass breakout which was immortalised in the film The Great Escape.

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    Price: $25.00
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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.



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  • Breakdown: Shell Shock on the Somme
    Breakdown: Shell Shock on the Somme
    ISBN: 9781408706619
    Title: Breakdown: Shell Shock on the Somme
    Author: DOWNING TAYLOR


    Paralysis. Stuttering. The 'shakes'. Inability to stand or walk. Temporary blindness or deafness.


    When strange symptoms like these began appearing in men at Casualty Clearing Stations in 1915, a debate began in army and medical circles as to what it was, what had caused it and what could be done to cure it. But the numbers were never large.


    Then in July 1916 with the start of the Somme battle the incidence of shell shock rocketed. The high command of the British army began to panic.An increasingly large number of men seemed to have simply lost the will to fight. As entire battalions had to be withdrawn from the front, commanders and military doctors desperately tried to come up with explanations as to what was going wrong. 'Shell shock' - what we would now refer to as battle trauma - was sweeping the Western Front.


    By the beginning of August 1916, nearly 200,000 British soldiers had been killed or wounded during the first month of fighting along the Somme. Another 300,000 would be lost before the battle was over. But the army always said it could not calculate the exact number of those suffering from shell shock. Re-assessing the official casualty figures, Taylor Downing for the first time comes up with an accurate estimate of the total numbers who were taken out of action by psychological wounds. It is a shocking figure.


    Taylor Downing's revelatory new book follows units and individuals from signing up to the Pals Battalions of 1914, through to the horrors of their experiences on the Somme which led to the shell shock that, unrelated to weakness or cowardice, left the men unable to continue fighting. He shines a light on the official - and brutal - response to the epidemic, even against those officers and doctors who looked on it sympathetically. It was, they believed, a form of hysteria. It was contagious. And it had to be stopped.


    Breakdown brings an entirely new perspective to bear on one of the iconic battles of the First World War.



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    Price: $65.00
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  • Breakdown: The Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme
    Breakdown: The Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme
    ISBN: 9780349141015
    Title: Breakdown: The Crisis of Shell Shock on the Somme
    Author: DOWNING TAYLOR


    Paralysis. Stuttering. The 'shakes'. Inability to stand or walk. Temporary blindness or deafness.


    When strange symptoms like these began appearing in men at Casualty Clearing Stations in 1915, a debate began in army and medical circles as to what it was, what had caused it and what could be done to cure it. But the numbers were never large.


    Then in July 1916 with the start of the Somme battle the incidence of shell shock rocketed. The high command of the British army began to panic. An increasingly large number of men seemed to have simply lost the will to fight. As entire battalions had to be withdrawn from the front, commanders and military doctors desperately tried to come up with explanations as to what was going wrong. 'Shell shock' - what we would now refer to as battle trauma - was sweeping the Western Front.


    By the beginning of August 1916, nearly 200,000 British soldiers had been killed or wounded during the first month of fighting along the Somme. Another 300,000 would be lost before the battle was over. But the army always said it could not calculate the exact number of those suffering from shell shock. Re-assessing the official casualty figures, Taylor Downing for the first time comes up with an accurate estimate of the total numbers who were taken out of action by psychological wounds. It is a shocking figure.


    Taylor Downing's revelatory new book follows units and individuals from signing up to the Pals Battalions of 1914, through to the horrors of their experiences on the Somme which led to the shell shock that, unrelated to weakness or cowardice, left the men unable to continue fighting. He shines a light on the official - and brutal - response to the epidemic, even against those officers and doctors who looked on it sympathetically. It was, they believed, a form of hysteria. It was contagious. And it had to be stopped.


    Breakdown brings an entirely new perspective to bear on one of the iconic battles of the First World War.



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    Price: $28.00
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  • Bridge Too Far: the Classic History of the Greatest Airborne Battle of World War Ii
    Bridge Too Far: the Classic History of the Greatest Airborne Battle of World War Ii
    ISBN: 9780684803302
    Title: Bridge Too Far: the Classic History of the Greatest Airborne Battle of World War Ii
    Author: RYAN CORNELIUS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Brief Guide to British Battlefields
    Brief Guide to British Battlefields
    ISBN: 9781472108135
    Title: Brief Guide to British Battlefields
    Author: CLARK DAVID

    An indispensable, handy guide for anyone interested in bringing British history to life...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2
    Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2
    ISBN: 9781781311257
    Title: Brilliant Little Operation: The Cockleshell Heroes and the Most Courageous Raid of World War 2
    Author: ASHDOWN PADDY

    The complete story of the remarkable canoe raid on German ships in Bordeaux Harbour - by the man who himself served in the Special Boat Squadron. In 1942, before El Alamein turned the tide of war, the German merchant fleet was re-supplying its war machine with impunity. So Operation Frankton, a daring and secret raid, was launched by Mountbatten's Combined Operations and led by the enigmatic 'Blondie' Hasler - to paddle 'Cockleshell' canoes right into Bordeaux harbour and sink the ships at anchor.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Britain Against Napoleon: the Organisation of Victory, 1793-1815
    Britain Against Napoleon: the Organisation of Victory, 1793-1815
    ISBN: 9780141038940
    Title: Britain Against Napoleon: the Organisation of Victory, 1793-1815
    Author: KNIGHT ROGER

    For more than twenty years after 1793, the French army was supreme in continental Europe. How did Britain survive and eventually win a generation-long war against a regime which at its peak commanded many times the resources?

    This book looks beyond the familiar heroism of the army and navy, showing the degree to which the whole British population was involved: industrialists, farmers, shipbuilders, gunsmiths and gunpowder manufacturers, intelligence gatherers and the bankers and traders of the City of London who financed the war and kept it going. It is the surprising and gripping story of how an entire nation was mobilised to triumph against the odds.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom: Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom: Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
    ISBN: 9781781556030
    Title: Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom: Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
    Author: PLANNTHIN MIKKEL

    On 9 April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark. Within hours and without a real fight the government capitulated; cooperating with the Nazis in order to secure as much self-determination as possible. Not everybody accepted the surrender. Abroad, Danes mobilized to fight back. Men and women--whether they had escaped from Denmark, been involuntarily exiled by the occupation, or were emigrants--turned up at recruiting offices around the world, volunteering to fight for Denmark's freedom. More than 250 volunteered for the Allied air forces. This book offers the most comprehensive account of the Danish contribution to the Allied air forces of the Second World War ever written. It covers Danish pilots in Britain, Germany, and Coastal Command; their involvement in the air wars of the Mediterranean and the Balkans; service in the Far East and Pacific; as well as Danes on the ground, often far from the frontline.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources & Experts in the Second World War
    Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources & Experts in the Second World War
    ISBN: 9780141026107
    Title: Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources & Experts in the Second World War
    Author: EDGERTON DAVID

    The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton’s bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart of a global production system.The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat by less well equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Britain’s War Machine, by putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, demolishes some of the most cherished myths about wartime Britain and gives us a very different and often unsettling picture of a great power in action.


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    Price: $30.00
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  • British & German Battlecruisers
    British & German Battlecruisers
    ISBN: 9781848321847
    Title: British & German Battlecruisers
    Author: COSTENTINO MICHELLE


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    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • 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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  • British Battle Tanks: British-Made Tanks of World War II
    British Battle Tanks: British-Made Tanks of World War II
    ISBN: 9781472820037
    Title: British Battle Tanks: British-Made Tanks of World War II
    Author: FLETCHER DAVID


    Building on the earlier volume dealing with British armor of the First World War, this is the second of a multi-volume history of British tanks by renowned British armor expert David Fletcher MBE.


    This volume traces the story of the British use of the tank through the early years of World War II, when Britain relied on its own tanks built in the late 1930s, and those designed and built with limited resources in the opening years of the war. Plagued by unreliable vehicles and poorly thought-out doctrine, these were years of struggle against an opponent well versed in the arts of armored warfare. It covers the development and use of the Matilda, Crusader, and Valentine tanks that pushedback the Axis in North Africa, the much-improved Churchill that fought with distinction from North Africa to Normandy, and the excellent Cromwell tank of 1944-45. It also looks at Britain's super-heavy tank projects, the TOG1 and TOG2, and the Tortoise heavy assault tank, designed to battle through the toughest of battlefield conditions, but never put into production.



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  • British Carrier Strike Fleet
    British Carrier Strike Fleet
    ISBN: 9781848321717
    Title: British Carrier Strike Fleet
    Author: HOBBS DAVID


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    Price: $91.00
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  • British Sailor of the Second World War
    British Sailor of the Second World War
    ISBN: 9780747812371
    Title: British Sailor of the Second World War
    Author: KONSTAM ANGUS

    This title tells the dramatic story of how the Royal Navy transformed ordinary citizens into first-rate and fearless sailors and navy personnel during World War II. It covers how they were recruited and trained, and how they endured life at sea in hostile waters, protecting convoys in the Atlantic, hunting submarines in the Mediterranean, and standing up to relentless air attacks in the Pacific. Told from the perspective of vivid first-hand accounts of life onboard, it reveals what it was like to be a sailor navigating, patrolling, and fighting in the largest theater of the war- the vast oceans.

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    Price: $23.00
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  • Broken World Letters, Diaries & Memories of the Great War
    Broken World Letters, Diaries & Memories of the Great War
    ISBN: 9780091958930
    Title: Broken World Letters, Diaries & Memories of the Great War
    Author: FAULKS SEBASTIAN & WOLF HOPE


    Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on the First World War.


    A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front, hoping that one day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court-martialled and shot as soon as he is fit.


    In this extraordinarily powerful and diverse selection of diaries, letters and memories - many of which have never been published before - privates and officers, seamen and airmen, munitions workers and mothers, nurses and pacifists, prisoners-of-war and conscientious objectors appear alongside each other.


    The war involved people from so many different backgrounds and countries and included here are, among others, British, German, Russian and Indian voices. Alongside testament from the many ordinary people whose lives were transformed by the events of 1914-18, there are extracts from names that have become synonymous with the war, such as Siegfried Sassoon and T.E. Lawrence. What unites them is a desire to express something of the horror, the loss, the confusion and the desire to help - or to protest.


    A Broken World is an original collection of personal and defining moments that offer an unprecedented insight into the Great War as it was experienced and as it was remembered.



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  • Brother Mendels Perfect Horse Man & Beast in an Age of Human Warfare
    Brother Mendels Perfect Horse Man & Beast in an Age of Human Warfare
    ISBN: 9781846550881
    Title: Brother Mendels Perfect Horse Man & Beast in an Age of Human Warfare
    Author: WESTERMAN FRANK

    'When you touch a Lipizzaner,' Frank Westerman was told as a child, 'you are touching history.' In Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse he explores the history of these unique creatures, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses first bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the studbook, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steeds as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks, if animal breeders are so good at genetic engineering, why do attempts to perfect the human strain always end in tragedy? Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse, a unique and engrossing fusion of history and travel writing, is a modern fable in which the pure-blood horse ends up revealing man's own shortcomings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Buda's Wagon A Brief History of the Car Bomb
    Buda's Wagon A Brief History of the Car Bomb
    ISBN: 9781784786632
    Title: Buda's Wagon A Brief History of the Car Bomb
    Author: DAVIS MIKE

    The brilliant and disturbing 100-year history of the "poor man's air force," the ubiquitous weapon of urban mass destruction

    On a September day in 1920, an angry Italian anarchist named Mario Buda exploded a horse-drawn wagon filled with dynamite and iron scrap near New York's Wall Street, killing 40 people. Since Buda's prototype the car bomb has evolved into a "poor man's air force," a generic weapon of mass destruction that now craters cities from Bombay to Oklahoma City.

    In this provocative history, Mike Davis traces the its worldwide use and development, in the process exposing the role of state intelligence agencies--particularly those of the United States, Israel, India, and Pakistan--in globalizing urban terrorist techniques. Davis argues that it is the incessant impact of car bombs, rather than the more apocalyptic threats of nuclear or bio-terrorism, that is changing cities and urban lifestyles, as privileged centers of power increasingly surround themselves with "rings of steel" against a weapon that nevertheless seems impossible to defeat.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00

    $20.00
  • Bunty Preece: Solidier of the 28th Maori Battalion
    Bunty Preece: Solidier of the 28th Maori Battalion
    ISBN: 9780987666543
    Title: Bunty Preece: Solidier of the 28th Maori Battalion
    Author: OCONNER TOM


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    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Burma '44: the Battle that Turned Britain's War in the East
    Burma '44: the Battle that Turned Britain's War in the East
    ISBN: 9780593075869
    Title: Burma '44: the Battle that Turned Britain's War in the East
    Author: HOLLAND JAMES


    In February 1944, a rag-tag collection of clerks, drivers, doctors, muleteers, and other base troops, stiffened by a few dogged Yorkshiremen and a handful of tank crews managed to hold out against some of the finest infantry in the Japanese Army, and then defeat them in what was one of the most astonishing battles of the Second World War.


    What became know as The Defence of the Admin Box, fought amongst the paddy fields and jungle of Northern Arakan over a fifteen-day period, turned the battle for Burma. Not only was it the first decisive victory for British troops against the Japanese, more significantly, it demonstrated how the Japanese could be defeated. The lessons learned in this tiny and otherwise insignificant corner of the Far East, set up the campaign in Burma that would follow, as General Slimâe(tm)s Fourteenth Army finally turned defeat into victory.


    Burma '44 is a tale of incredible drama. As gripping as the story of Rorke's drift, as momentous as the battle for the Ardennes, the Admin Box was a triumph of human grit and heroism and remains one of the most significant yet undervalued conflicts of World War Two.



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    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Burma '44: The Battle That Turned the War in the Far East
    Burma '44: The Battle That Turned the War in the Far East
    ISBN: 9780552172035
    Title: Burma '44: The Battle That Turned the War in the Far East
    Author: HOLLAND JAMES


    'A thrilling blow-by-blow account' The Times


    In February 1944, a rag-tag collection of clerks, drivers, doctors, muleteers, and other base troops, stiffened by a few dogged Yorkshiremen and a handful of tank crews managed to hold out against some of the finest infantry in the Japanese Army, and then defeat them in what was one of the most astonishing battles of the Second World War.


    What became know as The Defence of the Admin Box, fought amongst the paddy fields and jungle of Northern Arakan over a fifteen-day period, turned the battle for Burma. Not only was it the first decisive victory for British troops against the Japanese, more significantly, it demonstrated how the Japanese could be defeated. The lessons learned in this tiny and otherwise insignificant corner of the Far East, set up the campaign in Burma that would follow, as General Slimâe(tm)s Fourteenth Army finally turned defeat into victory.


    Burma '44 is a tale of incredible drama. As gripping as the story of Rorke's drift, as momentous as the battle for the Ardennes, the Admin Box was a triumph of human grit and heroism and remains one of the most significant yet undervalued conflicts of World War Two.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Butcher's Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt
    Butcher's Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt
    ISBN: 9781590516058
    Title: Butcher's Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World's Most Successful Manhunt
    Author: BROGER JULIAN

    The gripping, untold story of The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and how the perpetrators of Balkan war crimes were captured by the most successful manhunt in history Written with a thrilling narrative pull, The Butchers Trail chronicles the pursuit and capture of the Balkan war criminals indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Borger recounts how Radovan Karad?i and Ratko Mladi-both now on trial in The Hague-were finally tracked down, and describes the intrigue behind the arrest of Slobodan Milosevic, the Yugoslav president who became the first head of state to stand before an international tribunal for crimes perpetrated in a time of war. Based on interviews with former special forces soldiers, intelligence officials, and investigators from a dozen countries-most speaking about their involvement for the first time-this book reconstructs a fourteen-year manhunt carried out almost entirely in secret. Indicting the worst war criminals that Europe had known since the Nazi era, the ICTY ultimately accounted for all 161 suspects on its wanted list, a feat never before achieved in political and military history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Call Sign Chaos
    Call Sign Chaos
    ISBN: 9780812996838
    Title: Call Sign Chaos
    Author: MATTIS JIM & WEST BING

    Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas--and short-sighted thinking--now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Cambridge in the Great War
    Cambridge in the Great War
    ISBN: 9781473834026
    Title: Cambridge in the Great War
    Author: COOPER GLYNIS

    Cambridge is one of the most famous universities in the world and its library is one of only five copyright libraries in the UK. At the start of the twentieth century it was a privileged life for some, but many in Cambridge knew that war was becoming truly inevitable. What the proverbial 'gown' feared communicated itself to the surrounding 'town'. Terrible rumours were rife, that the Germans would burn the university library and raise King's College chapel to the ground, before firing shells along the tranquil 'Backs' of the River Cam until the weeping willows were just blackened stumps. Frightened but determined, age-old 'town and gown' rivalries were put aside as the city united against the common enemy. This book tells Cambridge's fascinating story in the grim years of the Great War. Thousands of university students, graduates and lecturers alike enlisted, along with the patriotic townsfolk. The First Eastern General Military Hospital was subsequently established in Trinity College and treated more than 80,000 casualties from the Western Front. Though the university had been the longtime hub of life and employment in the town, many people suffered great losses and were parted from loved ones, decimating traditional breadwinners and livelihoods, from the rationing of food, drink and fuel, to hundreds of restrictions imposed by DORA. As a result, feelings ran high and eventually led to riots beneath the raiding zeppelins and ever-present threat of death. The poet, Rupert Brooke, a graduate of King's College, died on his way to the Dardanelles in 1915, but his most famous poem The Soldier became a preemptive memorial and the epitaph of millions. If I should die Think only this of me That there's some corner of a foreign field That is forever England. 176 illustrations

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Captured Eagles: Secrets of the Luftwaffe
    Captured Eagles: Secrets of the Luftwaffe
    ISBN: 9781782003687
    Title: Captured Eagles: Secrets of the Luftwaffe
    Author: JOHNSEN FREDERICK A.


    In Captured Eagles, Frederick A. Johnsen lays bare the once secret history of the American effort to understand and counter the Luftwaffe before and during World War II, and afterward to seize and exploit German technological advances in everything from jet fighters and bombers to ballistic missiles.


    Even before World War II, U.S. Army Air Force commanders were gravely concerned about the technological lead that German aviation seemed to hold. Once America entered the war, they were desperate to learn the secrets and capabilities of the Luftwaffe. From German defectors to battlefield trophies to combat action reports, the race to understand the Luftwaffe's technology took on heroic proportions. But even the end of the war didn't lessen the urgency of acquiring German technology. American intelligence teams scoured Europe to bring home the jewels of German aviation, from jet aircraft such as the Me 262 that far exceeded almost any aircraft in the Air Force's inventory, to ballistic missiles such as the V2 that were beyond anything the Allies possessed. This would be the technological foundation of American air power during the Cold War, and even give the U.S. the boost it needed to win the Space Race and land on the Moon.


    Drawing on rarely seen historical sources such as Air Force technical documents, as well as first person accounts from the airmen and engineers who were there, author Frederick A. Johnsen, tells the history of one of the most fascinating periods in both American and German aviation history.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Carnivore: a Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time
    Carnivore: a Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time
    ISBN: 9780062288394
    Title: Carnivore: a Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time
    Author: JOHNSON DILLARD

    Amid ferocious fighting that many times nearly took his life, Sergeant First Class Dillard "C. J." Johnsonone of the most decorated soldiers in the history of the legendary 3rd Infantry Divisionand his crew are recognized by Pentagon reports to have accounted for astonishing enemy KIA totals while battling inside and out of the "Carnivore," the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Johnson commanded during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After miraculously beating stage-three cancer, he returned to his platoon in Baghdad for a second combat tour, often serving as a designated marksman protecting his fellow troops. Today, Johnson and his men's story of spearheading OIF is the stuff of legendearning them a cover story in Soldier of Fortune and a display in the Fort Stewart Museum. But only now is Johnson telling his full story: reviewed and approved for publication by the Department of Defense, Carnivore is the gripping and unflinchingly honest autobiography of a remarkable American warrior, as well as a tribute to the men and women with whom he served.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Carve Her Name with Pride
    Carve Her Name with Pride
    ISBN: 9781848847422
    Title: Carve Her Name with Pride
    Author: MINNEY R J

    Carve Her Name With Pride is the inspiring story of the half-French Violette Szabo who was born in Paris Iin 1921 to an English motorcar dealer, and a French Mother. She met and married Etienne Szabo, a Captain in the French Foreign Legion in 1940. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, Tania, her husband died at El Alamein. She became a FANY (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry) and was recruited into the SOE and underwent secret agent training. Her first trip to France was completed successfully even though she was arrested and then released by the French Police.

    On June 7th, 1944, Szabo was parachuted into Limoges. Her task was to coordinate the work of the French Resistance in the area in the first days after D-Day. She was captured by the SS 'Das Reich' Panzer Division and handed over to the Gestapo in Paris for interrogation. From Paris, Violette Szabo was sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp where she was executed in January 1945. She was only 23 and for her courage was posthumously awarded The George Cross and the Croix de Guerre.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • CASSIA Spy Ring in World War II Austria: A History of the OSS's Maier-Messner Group
    CASSIA Spy Ring in World War II Austria: A History of the OSS's Maier-Messner Group
    ISBN: 9781476669694
    Title: CASSIA Spy Ring in World War II Austria: A History of the OSS's Maier-Messner Group
    Author: TURNER C

    After Hitler annexed Austria in 1938, the Gestapo began silencing critics. Many were shipped to concentration camps; those deemed most dangerous to the Reich were executed. Yet a few slipped through the Gestapo’s net and organized resistance cells. One group, codenamed CASSIA, became America’s most effective spy ring in Austria during World War II. This first full-length account of CASSIA describes its contributions to the Allied war effort—including reports on the V-2 missile, Nazi death camps and advanced combat aircraft and tanks—before a catastrophic intelligence failure sent key members to the guillotine, firing squad or gas chambe

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $96.00
    $96.00
  • Castle of the Eagles
    Castle of the Eagles
    ISBN: 9781785782190
    Title: Castle of the Eagles
    Author: FELTON MARK

    The Monuments Men meets The Great Escape in this cinematic, rip-roaring WWII breakout history thriller
    featuring larger-than-life characters.
    Sales points
    • Among those who hatched the escape were two New Zealander brigadiers - Jim Hargest, (after whom theJames
    Hargest High School in Invercargill is named) and Reg Miles - and they were among those who did escape
    successfully
    • 'History as it should be told...a thundering good read' - History of War magazine on Felton's Zero Night
    Description
    High in the Tuscan hills above Florence, the menacing Vincigliata Castle - a very special prisoner-of-war camp converted
    on Mussolini's personal orders - held thirteen of the most senior British and Commonwealth officers captured during the
    campaign in North Africa.
    Against insuperable odds, these extraordinary middle-aged POWs drove a complex tunnel beneath the castle, and by
    March 1943 it was ready...
    Six men would attempt the impossible: an air marshal, three brigadiers, two lieutenant-generals. Three were knights of
    the realm and two held the Victoria Cross. One was missing a hand and eye, another suffered a gammy hip. The
    youngest was 48, the oldest 63. During that rainswept night, three teams burst out of the earth and slipped away, intent
    on reaching neutral Switzerland.
    Acclaimed historian Mark Felton, author of Zero Night and The Sea Devils, tells the amazing true story of their adventures
    on the run. But did any of them make it to freedom?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz
    Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz
    ISBN: 9781785782824
    Title: Castle of the Eagles: Escape from Mussolini's Colditz
    Author: FELTON MARK


    High in the Tuscan hills above Florence, an elaborate medieval castle, converted to a POW camp on Mussolini's personal orders, holds one of the most illustrious groups of prisoners in the history of warfare.


    The dozen or so British and Commonwealth senior officers includes three knights of the realm and two VCs. The youngest of them is 48, the oldest 63. One is missing a hand and an eye. Another suffers with a gammy hip. Against insuperable odds, these extraordinary middle-aged POWs plan a series of daring escape attempts, culminating in a complex tunnel deep beneath the castle.


    One rainswept night in March 1943, six men will burst from the earth beyond the castle's curtain wall and slip away. By assorted means, the three Brits, two New Zealanders and a half-Belgian aristocrat will attempt to make it to neutral Switzerland, over 200 miles away.





    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Castles of Steel
    Castles of Steel
    ISBN: 9780099523789
    Title: Castles of Steel
    Author: MASSIE ROBERT K.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
    Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
    ISBN: 9780007519743
    Title: Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914
    Author: HASTINGS MAX

    1914 was a year of colour, romance, movement and variety. It was the year that Europe, already in rapid transition, violently shifted from the glories and glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of war. From the ballrooms of London, Paris, Vienna and St. Petersburg to the fields of Flanders, the fates of grandees and ordinary people, Catastrophe: 1914 surveys the year that shaped the war, and thereafter the world. On land and sea, through Sarajevo to Mons, Marne and Tannenberg, bestselling author of ALL HELL LET LOOSE Max Hastings examines the formative sacrifices, follies and misfortunes that left Europe facing a horrific pattern of attrition. A panoramic view of the societies behind the front lines, this is a story of Kings and corporals, of Britain and Germany, Russia and Turkey. It is a record of human experience, of how society looked before June 28th 1914, and how it felt after its shattering.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
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