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Testbeds, Motherships and Parasites: Astonishing Aircraft from the Golden Age of Flight Test

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Testbeds, Motherships and Parasites: Astonishing Aircraft from the Golden...

Frederick Johnsen

History; Military history; Air forces & warfare; Aerospace & aviation technology

Paperback

Filling a void in major works about rare and exotic flight test aircraft, this book is the definitive work on the converted... [more]

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The Brink: President Reagan and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983

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The Brink: President Reagan and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983

Marc Ambinder

History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Military history; Nuclear weapons

Hardback

[This book tells the] story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense,... [more]

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Imphal 1944: The Japanese invasion of India

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Imphal 1944: The Japanese invasion of India

Hemant Singh Katoch

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

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In March 1944, the Japanese Fifteenth Army launched an offensive into India from Burma. Named `U Go', its main objective was... [more]

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Soviet Destroyers of World War II

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Soviet Destroyers of World War II

Alexander Hill

History; Second World War; Military & naval ships

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The Soviet Navy that faced the German onslaught in 1941 boasted a mixture of modern warships, often built with foreign technical... [more]

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The Crossbow

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The Crossbow

Mike Loades

History; Military history; Weapons & equipment; Militaria, arms & armour

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Technologically sophisticated and powerful, the crossbow has long enjoyed a popular reputation for villainous superiority... [more]

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Greek Hoplite vs Persian Warrior: 499-479 BC

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Greek Hoplite vs Persian Warrior: 499-479 BC

Chris McNab

History; European history; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Military history; War & defence operations

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The Greco-Persian Wars (499–49 BC) convulsed Greece, Asia Minor, and the Near East for half a century. Through a series... [more]

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Russia's Military Revival

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Russia's Military Revival

Bettina Renz, Hanna Smith

History; International relations; Defence strategy, planning & research

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Russian annexation of Crimea and the subsequent air campaign over Syria took the world by surprise. The capabilities and efficiency... [more]

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We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

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We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

Nick Brokhausen

Memoirs; History; Asian history; History of the Americas; Vietnam War; Special & elite forces

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Vivid Vietnam memoir of the author's experiences in MACV-SOG, as a member of a small recon team, operating covertly in North... [more]

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Cult of a Dark Hero: Nicholson of Delhi

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Cult of a Dark Hero: Nicholson of Delhi

Stuart Flinders

Biography: historical, political & military; History; Asian history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Colonialism & imperialism; Peacekeeping operations

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Ground-breaking new biography of Nicholson of Delhi [more]

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Tirpitz: The Life and Death of Germany's Last Great Battleship

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Tirpitz: The Life and Death of Germany's Last Great Battleship

Daniel Knowles

History; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare; Military & naval ships

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Referred to by Churchill as `the Beast', `Tirpitz' was Germany's last great battleship and was one of the largest ever constructed... [more]

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The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries

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The Women Who Flew for Hitler: The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries

Clare Mulley

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

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A riveting double biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women test pilots - Hitler's personal Valkyries. [more]

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The Axis Occupation of Europe Then and Now

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The Axis Occupation of Europe Then and Now

Winston G. Ramsey

History; Genocide & ethnic cleansing; Second World War; Regional government; War crimes

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This book focuses on the systems used by the Axis powers for the governance of the countries that they occupied during the... [more]

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Squadron: Ending the African Slave Trade

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Squadron: Ending the African Slave Trade

John Broich

History; African history; Slavery & abolition of slavery; Military history; Naval forces & warfare

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The fascinating true story of how four Royal Navy officers campaigned to end the slave trade in East Africa [more]

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The Art of Renaissance Warfare: From the Fall of Constantinople to the Thirty Years War

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The Art of Renaissance Warfare: From the Fall of Constantinople to the Thirty...

Stephen Turnbull

History; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Military history; War & defence operations

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The story of the knight during the late medieval/early Renaissance period [more]

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Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40

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Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40

Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen, Chris Birks

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

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When close to half a million Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939 it was expected that Finnish defences would collapse... [more]

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Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea

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Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea

John Lehman

History; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; The Cold War; Military history; Naval forces & warfare

Hardback

A thrilling story of the Cold War, told by a former navy secretary on the basis of recently declassified documents. [more]

$39.95

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The Battle of  Waterloo

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The Battle of Waterloo

Peter Snow, Dan Snow

History; European history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Napoleonic Wars; Battles & campaigns

Hardback

The Battle of Waterloo marks an event that changed the fate of Europe irrevocably. [more]

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The German Aces Speak II: World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders

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The German Aces Speak II: World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of...

Colin Heaton, Anne-Marie Lewis

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

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In The German Aces Speak II, Colin Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis profile the WWII air war over Europe through the eyes of Johannes... [more]

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Crew: The Story of the Men Who Flew RAAF Lancaster J for Jig

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Crew: The Story of the Men Who Flew RAAF Lancaster J for Jig

Mike Colman

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

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Seven individuals' stories about RAAF Lancaster bomber J for Jig's final mission. [more]

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World War II at Sea: A Global History

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World War II at Sea: A Global History

Craig L. Symonds

History; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare

Hardback

Craig L. Symonds' World War II at Sea offers a definitive naval history of the Second World War presenting the chronology... [more]

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In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign

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In Flanders Fields: The 1917 Campaign

Leon Wolff

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

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A First World War classic, detailed in its history, evocative of the period and the context, Wolff 's study of the 1917 campaign... [more]

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Blitzkrieg: A Ladybird Expert Book

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Blitzkrieg: A Ladybird Expert Book

James Holland

History; Second World War; Military tactics

Hardback

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Blitzkrieg is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of one of the fall... [more]

$19.99

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The Battle of the Atlantic: A Ladybird Expert Book

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The Battle of the Atlantic: A Ladybird Expert Book

James Holland

History; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

Hardback

An accessible and authoritative introduction to the Battle of the Atlantic... [more]

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Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam, 1979-1991

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Deng Xiaoping's Long War: The Military Conflict between China and Vietnam,...

Xiaoming Zhang

History; Asian history; Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000; Military history: post WW2 conflicts; Land forces & warfare

Paperback

The surprise Chinese invasion of Vietnam in 1979 shocked the international community. In this groundbreaking book, Xiaoming... [more]

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Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016

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Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan,...

Steve Coll

History; 21st century history: from c 2000 -; Afghan War; Espionage & secret services; War & defence operations

Paperback

In the wake of the terrible shock of 9/11, the C.I.A. scrambled to work out how to destroy Bin Laden and his associates. The... [more]

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