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Warfare & Terrorism

  • The Spitfireby Philip Kaplan

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 25.09

    The magnificent Vickers Supermarine Spitfire, together with its able partner the Hawker Hurricane, saved Britain from Nazi invasion in the summer of 1940 and irrevocably changed the course of the Second World War. This new book from Philip Kaplan celebrates one of history's most important weapons in a glorious new light. A British national icon, the... more...

  • Warfare in Neolithic Europeby Julian Maxwell Heath

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 22.30

    The Neolithic ('New Stone Age') marks the time when the prehistoric communities of Europe turned their backs on the hunter-gatherer lifestyle that they had followed for many thousands of years, and instead, became farmers. The significance of this switch from a lifestyle that had been based on the hunting and gathering of wild food resources, to one... more...

  • Axis Tanks of the Second World Warby Michael Green

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 12.81

    The German Army used tanks to devastating effect in their Blitzkrieg campaigns during the early years of the Second World War and in the intense defensive battles leading up to final defeat in 1945.It may be a surprise to many that the Japanese Army had more tanks than Nazi Germany in 1938; these included the Type 95 light tank and the Type 89 and... more...

  • Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escorts 1941-45by Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) went to war with a marginal anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability. This was a lamentable state of affairs for a nation dependent upon imports to sustain its war economy. There were only a few purpose-built ASW escorts available at the start of the war and these were augmented by a handful of second-class... more...

  • Shot Down and on the Runby Graham Pitchfork

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    Thousands of airmen shot down over enemy soil between 1940 and 1945 miraculously escaped capture. This compelling narrative reveals their stories, based on first-hand interviews, photographs and official documents, featuring heroes from Britain, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries. These men knew extreme adversity: hunger,... more...

  • The Bar Kokhba War AD 132–135by Lindsay Powell; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    In AD 132, Shim'on Ben Koseba, a rebel leader who assumed the messianic name Shim'on Bar Kokhba ('Son of a Star'), led the people of Judaea in open rebellion, aiming to establish their own independent Jewish state and to liberate Jerusalem from the Romans. During the ensuing 'Bar Kokhba War' (AKA the Second Jewish War), the insurgents held their own... more...

  • A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96by Rick Morgan; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged in operations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6 maintained its reputation as the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation, remaining in service through the First Gulf... more...

  • Shadow over the Atlanticby Robert Forsyth; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the War. As Germany's war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943, German Admiral Karl Dönitz called upon the Luftwaffe to provide a long-range spotting and shadowing unit to... more...

  • Boer Guerrilla vs British Mounted Soldierby Ian Knight; Johnny Shumate

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    Waged across an inhospitable terrain which varied from open African savannah to broken mountain country and arid semi-desert, the Anglo-Boer wars of 1880–81 and 1899–1902 pitted the British Army and its allies against the Boers' commandos. The nature of warfare across these campaigns was shaped by the realities of the terrain and by Boer fighting... more...

  • Traitorsby Frank Walker

    Hachette Australia 2017; US$ 16.66

    Shocking revelations about how our government let Nazi and Japanese war criminals go free. Bestselling author Frank Walker shows the ugly side of war and power and the many betrayals of ANZAC and Allied troops. more...