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  • The GI War Against Japanby Peter Schrijvers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 118.00

    Based on numerous diaries and letters, this book depicts the story of America's soldier sin Asia and the Pacific during World War II. Combining social and cultural history, the author examines the GIs' encounters with Asia's environmental, sociocultural and racial otherness and the impact that these encounters had on them. The Americans' experience... more...

  • Catastrophe 1914by Max Hastings

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    From the acclaimed military historian, a new history of the outbreak of World War I: the dramatic stretch from the breakdown of diplomacy to the battles?the Marne, Ypres, Tannenberg?that marked the frenzied first year before the war bogged down in the trenches. In Catastrophe 1914, Max Hastings gives us a conflict different from the familiar one... more...

  • Dumb but Lucky!by Richard Curtis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    Second lieutenant Dick Curtis arrived in Italy in May 1944?twenty years old and part of a shipment of P-51 Mustang fighter pilots so desperately needed that they were rushed into combat with less than thirty hours of flight time in their new high-performance aircraft. Six of the twelve pilots assigned to the 52nd Fighter Group were shot down in the... more...

  • My Men are My Heroesby Nathaniel R. Helms

    Naval Institute Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    My Men Are My Heroes introduces its readers to a living standard of Marine Corps esprit de corps and military decorum. Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, the pride of Iowa, is a small town boy who wanted to be a United States Marine even before a poster perfect Marine recruiter marched into his high school gym and offered him a challenge Kasal couldn?t... more...

  • Descent into Hellby Peter Brune

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 24.54

    The definitive story of the Australian campaign in Southeast Asia during World War II from one of Australia's leading military writers. more...

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

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.27

    '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... 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...

  • Warrior Eliteby Nigel Cawthorne

    Ulysses Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    THE ULTIMATE WARRIORS Highly trained and equipped to kill, special-ops forces take on the world?s most dangerous and courageous missions. Warrior Elite zeroes in on the most lethal special- ops encounters of all time. ? RAID AT SON TAY Helicopter gunships drop 100 Green Berets into North Vietnamese jungle on a virtual suicide mission to rescue... more...

  • Out in the Armyby James Wharton

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 21.86

    Seeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind and he found it. At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the daily rigours of army life but all the while James faces a battle of his own: he is gay, and finding the courage to tell not only his family and... 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... more...