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Shooting Up: A History of Drugs in Warfare

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Shooting Up: A History of Drugs in Warfare

Lukasz Kamienski

History; Military history; Drug & substance abuse: social aspects; Military life & institutions

Paperback

A vividly written account of how drugs have shaped the history of warfare, based on prodigious research [more]

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Exodus Burma: The British Escape Through the Jungles of Death 1942

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Exodus Burma: The British Escape Through the Jungles of Death 1942

Felicity Goodall

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

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Here diaries, letters and official documents have been drawn on to bring to life this shocking episode in the British Empire's... [more]

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For The Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors & Warfare

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For The Glory of Rome: A History of Warriors & Warfare

Ross Cowan

History; Land forces & warfare

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This book provides a survey of the Roman warrior. [more]

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Bolt Action: Campaign: New Guinea

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Bolt Action: Campaign: New Guinea

Warlord Games

History; Second World War; Battles & campaigns; Role-playing, war games & fantasy sports

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In 1942, Japanese forces invaded the island of New Guinea and started a bitter, three-year campaign against allied Australian... [more]

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Ethics Under Fire: Challenges for the Australian Army

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Ethics Under Fire: Challenges for the Australian Army

Tom Frame, Albert Palazzo

History; Ethical issues & debates; Military life & institutions

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Events at Abu Ghraib prison and the 1968 My Lai Massacre show that the behaviour of the military can descend into barbarism.... [more]

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Battle for North Africa

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Battle for North Africa

Glyn Harper

History; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism; Battles & campaigns

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The desperate weeks of desert warfare that gave the Allies hope that they could put Nazi Germany on the run [more]

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The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945

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The Wehrmacht's Last Stand: The German Campaigns of 1944-1945

Robert M. Citino

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

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The Wehrmacht's Last Stand is a gripping account of German military campaigns during the final phase of World War II, paying... [more]

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The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Event of the Vietnam War

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The Myths of Tet: The Most Misunderstood Event of the Vietnam War

Edwin Moise

History; Vietnam War; Battles & campaigns

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Much that has been written about the Tet Offensive has been misleading. Edwin Moise shows that the Communist campaign shocked... [more]

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A Most Enigmatic War: R.V. Jones and the Genesis of British Scientific Intelligence 1939-45

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A Most Enigmatic War: R.V. Jones and the Genesis of British Scientific Intelligence...

James Goodchild

History; Second World War; Military intelligence

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Reassesses WWII scientific intelligence through a meticulous critique of the wartime papers and memoirs of its key protagonist,... [more]

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The Battle for the Maginot Line 1940

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The Battle for the Maginot Line 1940

Clayton Donnell

History; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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Graphic account of the battle for the Maginot Line in 1940 written by one of the leading experts in the field [more]

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Churchill and Fisher: Titans at the Admiralty

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Churchill and Fisher: Titans at the Admiralty

Barry Gough

Biography: historical, political & military; History; First World War; Political leaders & leadership; Naval forces & warfare

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A brilliant study of leadership under crisis [more]

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Secret Army: An Elite Force, A Secret Mission, A Fleet Of Model-T Fords, A Far Flung Corner Of WWI

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Secret Army: An Elite Force, A Secret Mission, A Fleet Of Model-T Fords,...

Barry Stone

History; First World War; Special & elite forces

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It was arguably the greatest fighting force in the entirety of the Great War. They were the very best: hardened, fearless,... [more]

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The Mythical Battle: Hastings 1066

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The Mythical Battle: Hastings 1066

Ashley Hern

History; British & Irish history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500; Battles & campaigns

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The Battle of Hastings is one of the key events in the history of the British Isles. This book is not merely another attempt... [more]

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The Lancaster Bomber Pocket Manual: 1941-1945

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The Lancaster Bomber Pocket Manual: 1941-1945

Martin Robson

History; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Military aircraft

Hardback

Part of the bestselling Conway pocket-book series, The Lancaster Bomber Pocket Manual collates authentic period sources, including... [more]

$19.99

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Hms Warrior Manual: 1861 to date

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Hms Warrior Manual: 1861 to date

Richard May

History; Military & naval ships; Ships & shipping: general interest

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Designed and built to challenge an aggressive French shipbuilding programme in the late 1850s, when commissioned the 40-gun... [more]

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Strafbattalion: Hitler's Penal Battalions

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Strafbattalion: Hitler's Penal Battalions

Walter S. Zapotoczny, Jr.

History; Prisons; Land forces & warfare; Special & elite forces

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Hitler's penal battalions were designed to change attitudes of prisoners towards national policy while instilling a sense... [more]

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In Nelson's Wake: The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars

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In Nelson's Wake: The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars

James Davey

History; British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Napoleonic Wars; Naval forces & warfare

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Battles, blockades, convoys, raids: how the indefatigable British Royal Navy ensured Napoleon's ultimate defeat [more]

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Bullets, Bombs and Poison Gas: Supplying the Troops on the Western Front 1914-1918, Documentary Sources

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Bullets, Bombs and Poison Gas: Supplying the Troops on the Western Front...

David Rogers

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; First World War; Military life & institutions

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Soldiers in the trenches were issued with four bullets a day, unless they were either snipers or manned a machine gun. This... [more]

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Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan

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Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan

Mike Carlton

History; Military & naval ships

Paperback

In 1924 the grand old battle cruiser HMAS Australia I, once the pride of the nation, was sunk off Sydney Heads. She had saved... [more]

$34.99

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Gallipoli

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Gallipoli

Peter FitzSimons

History; European history; Australasian & Pacific history; First World War; Battles & campaigns

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On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain... [more]

$24.99

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Killer Caldwell: Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot

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Killer Caldwell: Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot

Jeffrey Watson

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare

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Clive 'Killer' Caldwell was a natural and brilliant pilot, a superb shot, and a born leader. He saw action against the Germans,... [more]

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Marching with the Devil: Legends, Glory and Lies in the French Foreign Legion

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Marching with the Devil: Legends, Glory and Lies in the French Foreign Legion...

David Mason

Biography; Memoirs; True war & combat stories; Special & elite forces

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A real-life boy's own adventure, MARCHING WITH THE DEVIL is a hell-raising account of five years in the infamous French Foreign... [more]

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Iraq and the Politics of Oil: An Insider's Perspective

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Iraq and the Politics of Oil: An Insider's Perspective

Gary Vogler

History; Middle Eastern history; Iraq War; Politics & government; Warfare & defence; Petroleum & oil industries

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There was an oil agenda when the US went to war in Iraq in 2003--what the agenda was is revealed in this book. [more]

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War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

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War in 140 Characters: How Social Media Is Reshaping Conflict in the Twenty-First...

David Patrikarakos

History; Media studies; Propaganda; Warfare & defence

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A leading foreign correspondent looks at how social media has transformed the modern battlefield, and how wars are fought... [more]

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The Paras: 'Earth's most elite fighting unit' - Telegraph

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The Paras: 'Earth's most elite fighting unit' - Telegraph

Max Arthur, Max Arthur

History; Military history; Special & elite forces

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The soldiers of one of the world's most famous fighting forces, the Paras, tell the gripping story of the regiment in their... [more]

$55.00

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