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  • Fire and Movementby Peter Hart

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop the last great German offensive of 1914. A remarkable story of... more...

  • Brave Men, Dark Watersby Orr Kelly

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The definitive account of the illustrious and controversial history of America?s most elite Special Operations fighting force?the US Navy SEALs The legend was forged in the fires of World War II, when special units of elite navy frogmen were entrusted with dangerous covert missions in the brutal global conflict.  These Underwater Demolition Teams,... more...

  • For Love of Countryby Howard Schultz; Rajiv Chandrasekaran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.95

    A celebration of the extraordinary courage, dedication, and sacrifice of this generation of American veterans on the battlefield and their equally valuable contributions on the home front. Because so few of us now serve in the military, our men and women in uniform have become strangers to us. We stand up at athletic events to honor them, but we... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Victoria Crossby Roderick Bailey; The Imperial War Museum

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.38

    'It wasn't until after he was safely back in the aircraft again that I heard that he'd actually been out on the wing to try to put the fire out ... Remember that we were flying at about 90 miles an hour at a height of 13,000 feet' Squadron Leader RP Widdowson on Sergeant James Ward, who earned his VC in 1941 The Victoria Cross, awarded... more...

  • Kokoda Wallabyby Andrew James

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17

    The first full biography of the rugby legend and World War II hero. more...

  • On the Runby Graeme Kent

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 26.24

    There have been many books written about valour in battle. This is not one of them. On the contrary, On the Run deals entirely with those men and women who have departed from life in the armed forces. For as long as there have been wars there have been those who have fled from the cannon's roar. In this fascinating and unique history of deserters and... more...

  • Alliance of Enemiesby Agostino von Hassell; Sigrid MacRae; Simone Ameskamp

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    Alliance of Enemies tells the thrilling history of the secret World War II relationship between Nazi Germany's espionage service, the Abwehr, and the American OSS, predecessor of the CIA. The actors in this great as-yet-untold story were often at odds with their respective governments. Working in the face of competing ideologies and at great personal... more...

  • Armageddonby Clive Ponting

    Random House 2012; US$ 31.98

    Fifty years after the end of World War II Clive Ponting provides a major reassessment of the most destructive conflict in human history - one in which 85 million people died. Armageddon avoids conventional chronological accounts in order to concentrate on the deeper forces shaping the origins, course and outcome of the war across the globe. It... more...

  • Boy Soldiers of the Great Warby Richard van Emden

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The youngest soldier who fought in the Great War is believed to have been just twelve years old. Many thousands of other boys are known to have faked eye tests, inflated their small chests and stood on tiptoes to bluff their way into a war of unforeseen horror. How and why so many under-aged boys were able to get to the battlefields is a complex mystery... more...

  • Britain's Two World Wars against Germanyby Brian Bond

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This title challenges popular views of the First World War as catastrophic and futile and the Second World War as a well-conducted and victorious moral crusade. more...