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  • Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879by Edmund Yorke

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.80

    On 22 January 1879 a 20,000-strong Zulu army attacked 1,700 British and colonial forces. The engagement saw primitive weapons of spears and shields clashing with the latest military technology. However, despite being poorly equipped, the numerically superior Zulu force crushed the British troops, killing 1,300 men, whilst only losing 1,000 of their... more...

  • The Battle of Britainby James Holland

    Transworld 2010; US$ 20.78

    The Nazi Blitzkrieg was unlike any invasion the world had ever seen. It hit Europe with a force and aggression that no-one could counter. Within weeks the German armies were at the French coast and looking across at Britain, a country still reeling from the opening salvoes of the war. It seemed impossible that she would be able to resist invasion.... more...

  • The Battle of Britainby Richard Overy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.78

    'No individual British victory after Trafalgar was more decisive in challenging the course of a major war than was the Battle of Britain ... In his carefully argued, clearly explained and impressively documented book ... Richard Overy is at pains to dispose of the myths and expose the real history of what he does not doubt was a great British victory... more...

  • The Battle of Midwayby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99

    There are few moments in American history in which the course of events tipped so suddenly and so dramatically as at the Battle of Midway. At dawn of June 4, 1942, a rampaging Japanese navy ruled the Pacific. By sunset, their vaunted carrier force (the Kido Butai) had been sunk and their grip on the Pacific had been loosened forever. In this absolutely... more...

  • The Battle of Salamisby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 19.99

    On a late September day in 480 B.C., Greek warships faced an invading Persian armada in the narrow Salamis Straits in the most important naval battle of the ancient world. Overwhelmingly outnumbered by the enemy, the Greeks triumphed through a combination of strategy and deception. More than two millennia after it occurred, the clash between the Greeks... more...

  • Battle of Surigao Straitby Anthony P. Tully

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 22.99

    Surigao Strait in the Philippine Islands was the scene of a major battleship duel during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Because the battle was fought at night and had few survivors on the Japanese side, the events of that naval engagement have been passed down in garbled accounts. Anthony P. Tully pulls together all of the existing documentary material,... more...

  • Battlefields of Canadaby Mary Beacock Fryer

    Dundurn 1986; US$ 9.99

    Fryer encompasses 300 years of history highlighting 16 of the most significant Canadian battles, including Batoche, Louisbourg, and the Plains of Abraham. more...

  • Battles that Changed History: An Encyclopedia of World Conflictby Spencer Tucker

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 105.00

    The mythic and doomed stand of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae; the siege of Carthage in 149-146 BCE, which ended with Rome destroying the city and enslaving the entire remaining Carthaginian population; the Battle of Hastings in 1066, arguably the most important battle ever on English soil; the Battle of Trenton that saved the American Revolutionary... more...

  • The Bloody Forestby Gerald Astor

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 23.00

    For nearly five months, starting in mid-September 1944, American GIs battled for the Hurtgen Forest, a 50-square mile tract of extremely inhospitable terrain. more...

  • Bloody Meadowsby John Carman; Patricia Carman

    The History Press 2012; US$ 29.17

    <div>By investigating the sites of historical battlefields, this book shows that an insight can be developed into the minds of those who fought, and into some of our own expectations about war. It reveals differences in landscape type between battlefields from the tenth to nineteenth century in Britain, France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.</div> more...