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- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 24.99
Fighting in woods and forests is a very special form of war. Avoided by military commanders unless such terrain is to their advantage, for soldiers forest battles are a chaotic mix of dread, determination, and, all too often, death. Adversaries remain in constant fear of concealed ambush, casualties usually must be abandoned, and prisoners who cannot... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00
Examines the changing roles of the state, the citizen and the soldier, and the consequences for national and international security. more...
- The History Press 2010; US$ 18.94
A brigade was formed in 1944 as part of the British Army and fought with distinction in Italy. It was the first all Jewish 'army', and knowledge of its existence and its role in defeating the Nazis gave an immense boost to Jews everywhere. After the war the brigade helped Jewish refugees beat the British blockade of Palestine. more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32
In May 1968, as part of cutbacks to the British Army, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was disbanded at a moving ceremony held at the same spot in Douglas in Lanarkshire at which it had been raised in 1689. And yet, although the regiment is no more, its place in history is unassailable. The ceremony embraced the history of one regiment, The Cameronians,... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32
The King's Own Scottish Borderers is one of only two Scottish regiments never to have been amalgamated until it joined forces with The Royal Scots to form the 1st battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006. It is also unusual in that it lost its Scottish status between 1782 and 1887 when it served as the 25th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot. Formed... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 2.80
The Lives Less Ordinary series brings you the most exciting, adventurous and entertaining true-life writing that is out there, for men who are time-poor but want the best. Lives Less Ordinary drops you into extreme first-hand accounts of human experience, whether that's the adrenaline-pumping heights of professional sport, the brutality of the... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
Scotland's reputation as a nation proud of its military history betrays the fact that the past is littered with catastrophes and failures. From the time of the Roman invasions until the Korean War, Scotland's military history is testament to the fact that victories are always talked up and recorded, but disasters are quietly forgotten. In all some... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2008; US$ 79.90
Based on a decade of research in Indonesia, this book provides an in-depth account of the militarys struggle to adapt to the new democratic system after the downfall of Suhartos authoritarian regime in 1998. Unlike other studies of the Indonesian armed forces, which focus exclusively on internal military developments, Mietzners study... more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.01
Answers all the questions you're too afraid to ask about terrorism.Did the events of September 11 really change the world? Why would a person agree to become a suicide bomber? How effective are our intelligence agencies? Should the govenment bring our troops home from Iraq? Would a national ID card system make Australians safer? In this book, Keith... more...