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  • Britain As A Military Power, 1688-1815by Professor Jeremy Black; Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    In 1688, Britain was successfully invaded, its army and navy unable to prevent the overthrow of the government. 1815, Britain was the strongest power in the world with the most succesful navy and the largest empire. Britain had not only played a prominent role in the defeat of Napoleonic France, but had also established itself as a significant power... more...

  • Britain and Ballistic Missile Defence, 1942-2002by Jeremy Stocker

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Britain was the first country to come under sustained ballistic missile attack, during 1944-45. Defence against ballistic missiles has been a persistent, if highly variable, subject of political policy and technical investigation ever since. The British Second World War experience of trying to counter the V-2 attacks contained many elements of subsequent... more...

  • Britain in the Second World Warby Mark Donnelly

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 38.95

    Britain in the Second World War presents a new and vivid survey of politics, society, culture and military strategy between 1939 and 1945. Structured around themes such as 'Wartime Media', and 'Britain and its Allies', the book covers the major historical debates of these areas, including Britains commitment to remain in the conflict until unconditional... more...

  • British Armour in the Normandy Campaignby John Buckley

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The popular perception of the performance of British armour in the Normandy campaign of 1944 is one of failure and frustration. Despite overwhelming superiority in numbers, Montgomery's repeated efforts to employ his armour in an offensive manner ended in a disappointing stalemate. Explanation of these and other humiliating failures has centred predominantly... more...

  • The British Empire and Italian Prisoners of Warby Bob Moore; Dr Kent Fedorowich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 176.00

    During the Second World War, British and Imperial forces captured more than half a million Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen. Although a symbol of military success, these prisoners created a multitude of problems for the authorities throughout the war. This book looks at how the British addressed these problems and turned liabilities into assets... more...

  • British Military and Naval Medicine, 1600-1830by Geoffrey L. Hudson

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 84.00

    Standing armies and navies brought with them military medical establishments, shifting the focus of disease management from individuals to groups. Prevention, discipline, and surveillance produced results, and career opportunities for physicians and surgeons. All these developments had an impact on medicine and society, and were in turn influenced... more...

  • British Naval Strategy East of Suez, 1900-2000by Greg Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This new collection of essays by a panel of established international scholars sheds new light on what some of those influences were and what actions were taken as a result of Britain's Far Eastern commitments. Not only are new evidence and approaches to those issues addressed presented, but new avenues for further research are clearly outlined.... more...

  • The British Wars, 1637-1651by Peter Gaunt

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 30.95

    During the 1640s, the kingdoms ruled by Charles I - England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland - were gripped by a series of civil wars and conflicts which were, in part, distinct to each kingdom, but which also overlapped and inter-related, leading some British historians to portray them as a single 'British' conflict. The British Wars by Peter Gaunt... more...

  • The British Way in Warfare: Power and the International System, 1856?1956by Professor Greg Kennedy; Professor Keith Neilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 154.95

    In his groundbreaking book The British Way in Warfare (Routledge, 1990), David French outlined the skillful combination of maritime, economic and diplomatic power employed by Britain to achieve its international goals. Almost two decades later, this collection offers a reassessment of French's thesis, using it as a lens through which to explore Britain's... more...

  • The Campaigns of Napoleonby David G. Chandler

    Scribner 2009; US$ 85.00

    Napoleonic war was nothing if not complex?an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of moves and intentions, which by themselves went a long way towards baffling and dazing his conventionally-minded opponents into that state of disconcerting moral disequilibrium which so often resulted in their catastrophic defeat. The Campaigns of Napoleon is an exhaustive... more...