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  • Partisan Diaryby Ada Gobetti; Jomarie Alano

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    Ada Gobetti's Partisan Diary is both diary and memoir. From the German entry into Turin on 10 September 1943 to the liberation of the city on 28 April 1945, Gobetti recorded an almost daily account of events, sentiments, and personalities, in a cryptic English only she could understand. Italian senator and philosopher Benedetto Croce encouraged... more...

  • Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great Warby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Have you ever "gotten dirty at the crossroads" in a "knocking shop"? Or been in a "bun-fight"? Can you sing "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now?", "Bicycle Built for Two" or "Danny Boy"? Soldiers' Songs and Slang of the Great War explains the meaning and origins of the language and songs of WW1. A bawdy and satiric celebration of cheerful determination... more...

  • Kidnap in Creteby Rick Stroud

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    On a moonlit night in April 1944 a small band of fearless partisans, led by the British SOE agent Patrick Leigh Fermor, kidnapped a high-ranking Nazi general on the German-occupied island of Crete. In 1941 the German army invaded the strategically important Mediterranean island with the largest airborne force in history. The years of Nazi occupation... more...

  • The Iran?Iraq Warby Williamson Murray; Kevin Woods

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    A comprehensive account of the Iran-Iraq War through the lens of the Iraqi regime and its senior military commanders. 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...

  • The British Army 1914-1918by Andrew Rawson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    The only indispensable guide to Britain's Army covers the 'Old Contemptibles' - the professTerritorials, Kitchener's 'New Army' and 'Derby's Men', the conscripts who eventually defeated the Kaiser's armies five years later. Andrew Rawson examines the contribution of the Empire, military doctrine, training, communications, strategy and tactics, divisional... more...

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

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.69

    '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...