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Warfare & Terrorism

  • Weapons Gradeby David Hambling

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 15.99

    Predicting how the business world might evolve is itself a multi-million-dollar business. Plenty of gurus, academics and snake-oil salesmen will tell you all about the future for a price. What the experts overlook is that the future is already here. Chances are the products and services of tomorrow are available now to a very limited clientele at... more...

  • Billyby Lynette Silver; Billy Young

    Sally Milner Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Billy’s Story: My Life as a Teenage POW has been compiled from a personal chronicle penned by Billy Young throughout the 1970s, supplemented by hundreds of conversations that Lynette and Billy have shared in the course of their close friendship spanning more than two decades. It is the only first-hand published account by an ordinary soldier imprisoned... more...

  • The 1916 Battle of the Somme Reconsideredby Peter Liddle

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    Twenty-four years after the publication of his classic study of the Somme, Peter Liddle reconsiders the battle in the light of recent scholarship. The battle still gives rise to fierce debate and, with Passchendaele, it is often seen as the epitome of the tragic folly of the First World War. But is this a reasoned judgement? Peter Liddle, in this... more...

  • The Battle for Crimea 1941-1944by Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    The selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs in this volume in Pen & Sword’s Images of War series offers a graphic visual record of the dramatic and bloody battles fought for the Crimea during the Second World War. They show every grim aspect of the fighting and reflect in many ways the ruthless character of the struggle across the... more...

  • War! Hellish War! Star Shell Reflections 1916?1918by Jim Maultsaid; Barbara McClune

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    Jim Maultsaid’s illustrated diaries of his Great War service offer a unique and completely original perspective of a fighting man’s experiences. Although an American citizen Jim was living in Donegal in 1914 and first joined the Young Citizens Volunteers and then the British Army. On 1 July 1916 the first day of the Somme, Sergeant... more...

  • French Tanks of the Great Warby Tim Gale

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    The French tank corps was an essential part of the French army from 1917 onwards, yet its history has been strangely neglected in English accounts of the Western Front – and that is why Tim Gale’s meticulously researched history is such a timely addition to the literature on the First World War. Using information derived from the... more...

  • The Battle of the River Plateby Gordon Landsborough

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 20.97

    At dawn on 13 December 1939, smoke was seen on the horizon; HMS Exeter was told to close in and investigate. Two minutes later a dramatic signal was sent from the British cruiser – ‘I think it is a pocket battleship.’ It was. The Deutschland-class heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee, marauder of the South Atlantic shipping, had sailed... more...

  • Surviving the Death Railwayby Hilary Custance Green

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    The ordeals of the POWs put to slave labour by their Japanese masters on the ‘Burma Railway’ have been well documented yet never cease to shock. It is impossible not to be horrified and moved by their stoic courage in the face of inhuman brutality, appalling hardship and ever-present death. While Barry Custance Baker was enduring his... more...

  • The First Day of the Sommeby Jon Cooksey; Jerry Murland

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    Many guidebooks cover the Somme offensive in 1916, the five-month struggle that has come to be seen as one of the defining episodes in the history of the fighting on the Western Front during the First World War. But no previous guide has concentrated on t more...

  • Ancestor's Footsteps: The Somme 1916by Andrew Rawson

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.77

    This book answers one of biggest unanswered questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The combination of First World War battle accounts and annotated trench maps throughout this book, explains exactly what happened and where, and indexed orders of battle give the reader a quick reference to locate individual units. But... more...