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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

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Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

Max Hastings

History; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare

Paperback

A brand new history of the Dambusters raid from best-selling and critically acclaimed military historian, Max Hastings. [more]

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The Secret World: A History of Intelligence

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The Secret World: A History of Intelligence

Christopher Andrew

History; History: specific events & topics; Espionage & secret services; Military intelligence

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The first-ever detailed, comprehensive history of intelligence, from Moses and Sun Tzu to the present day [more]

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How to Defend Australia

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How to Defend Australia

Hugh White

History; Society & culture: general; Politics & government; Warfare & defence

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Can Australia defend itself in the Asian century? How seriously ought we take the risk of war? Do we want to remain a middle... [more]

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

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The Battle of Long Tan: The Company Commanders Story

Harry Smith

Memoirs; History; Vietnam War; Battles & campaigns

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On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet... [more]

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First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in the Second World War

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First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in the Second...

Alex Kershaw

History; European history; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator and Avenue of Spies returns with a thrilling, action-heavy account... [more]

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Normandy `44: D-Day and the Battle for France

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Normandy `44: D-Day and the Battle for France

James Holland

History; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, James Holland draws on unseen archives and testimonies from around the world... [more]

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Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History

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Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History...

Frank Close

History; The Cold War; Espionage & secret services; Nuclear weapons; Nuclear structure physics

Hardback

Klaus Fuchs knew more nuclear secrets in the last two years of the Second World War than anyone else in Britain. He was taken... [more]

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The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

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The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic...

Andrew Ramsey

Nuclear weapons; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Atomic & molecular physics

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Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth century's... [more]

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Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

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Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

James Holland

History; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

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'James Holland is a master' BBC HistoryIt was to be the battle to end the air war once and for all. Big Week is the knife-edge... [more]

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Burning the Sky: Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear Tests in Outer Space

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Burning the Sky: Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear...

Mark Wolverton

History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Weapons & equipment; Nuclear weapons; Mathematics & Sciences

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Last September the United States drew a thin curtain of radiation around the earth . . . the feat was regarded by some of... [more]

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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence...

Ronan Farrow

History; International relations; Defence strategy, planning & research

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A book for anyone interested to know more about how the world really works by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow.<br... [more]

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Armies of the First Carlist War 1833-39

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Armies of the First Carlist War 1833-39

Gabriele Esposito

History; Military history; Battles & campaigns; Uniforms & insignia

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The First Carlist War broke out after the death of King Ferdinand VII, the king restored at the end of the Peninsular War... [more]

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Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848-70 1: Piedmont and the Two Sicilies

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Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848-70 1: Piedmont and the Two...

Gabriele Esposito

History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Military history; Land forces & warfare

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In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' - not a country, but a patchwork of states, divided between... [more]

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Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy

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Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese...

John Prados

History; Asian history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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As Allied ships prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine and airplane... [more]

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The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle against Imperial Japan

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The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle against Imperial Japan

Stephen Harding

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare

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Shipwrecked on a South Pacific island, a young U.S. Navy Lieutenant waged a one-man war against the Japanese. [more]

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Churchill's First War: Young Winston and the Fight Against the Taliban

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Churchill's First War: Young Winston and the Fight Against the Taliban

Con Coughlin

History; Asian history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Military history; Battles & campaigns

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A gripping and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first military campaign [more]

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Gallipoli: Command Under Fire

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Gallipoli: Command Under Fire

Edward J. Erickson

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; Battles & campaigns

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Unique among World War I campaigns, the fighting at Gallipoli brought together a modern amphibious assault and multi-national... [more]

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The Australian Army in World War II

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The Australian Army in World War II

Mark Johnston

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Second World War; Regiments

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Australian divisions made a large and distinctive contribution to victory both in the deserts of the Middle East and the jungles... [more]

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The Medieval Cannon 1326-1494

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The Medieval Cannon 1326-1494

Jonathan Davies

History; Military history; Warfare & defence; Militaria, arms & armour

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The first illustration of a cannon in Europe can be dated quite precisely to 1326. This book explores the development of gunpowder,... [more]

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Project Rainfall: The Secret History of Pine Gap

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Project Rainfall: The Secret History of Pine Gap

Tom Gilling

History; Australasian & Pacific history; The Cold War; Military intelligence; Advocate - History

Paperback

At the height of the Cold War the chief of one of Australia's spy agencies joined three CIA men at a remote site in Central... [more]

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False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II

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False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II

Stephen Robinson

History; European history; Maritime history; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare

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False Flags tells the epic story of German raider voyages during the early years of World War II. In 1940 the raiders Orion,... [more]

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Nein!: Standing Up to Hitler 1935-1944

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Nein!: Standing Up to Hitler 1935-1944

Paddy Ashdown

History; European history; Second World War; Warfare & defence

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From bestselling and prize-winning author Paddy Ashdown, a revelatory new history of German opposition to Hitler.<br /><br... [more]

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Raaf Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying Operations to Cripple Japan's War Machine

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Raaf Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying Operations...

Robert Cleworth, John Suter Linton

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; War & defence operations; Advocate - History

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In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details... [more]

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Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper

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Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper

Helen Parr

History; British & Irish history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Regiments

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Our Boys brings to life the human experiences of the paratroopers who fought in the Falklands, and examines the long aftermath... [more]

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Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

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Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

John Nichol

History; British & Irish history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Military aircraft

Paperback

Spitfire: A remarkable aircraft flown by very brave men. This is their story. [more]

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