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  • Firestormby Marshall De Bruhl

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 27.95

    On February 13 and 14, 1945, three successive waves of British and U.S. aircraft rained down thousands of tons of high explosive and incendiary bombs on the largely undefended German city of Dresden. Night and day, Dresden was engulfed in a vast sea of flame, a firestorm that generated 1,500-degree temperatures and hurricane-force winds. Thousands... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of Burmaby Julian Thompson

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.38

    From the end of 1941 to 1945 a pivotal but often overlooked conflict was being fought in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War 2 - the Burma Campaign. In 1941 the Allies fought in a disastrous retreat across Burma against the Japanese - an enemy more prepared, better organised and more powerful than anyone had imagined. Yet in 1944, following... more...

  • The French Army and the First World Warby Elizabeth Greenhalgh

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    A major new account of the role and performance of the French army in the First World War. more...

  • The Ghosts of Roebuck Bayby Ian Shaw

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Japanese attack on Broome is the second most deadly air raid on Australia soil in our history and yet it's almost entirely overlooked. On 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero planes strafed the small town planning to destroy the aerodrome and American planes. With no notice, the townsfolk could only put up minimal opposition and in an attack that lasted... more...

  • Greek Warfare: From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Greatby Lee Brice

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 58.00

    Greek Warfare: From the Battle of Marathon to the Conquests of Alexander the Great is a unique reference book that examines warfare in ancient Greece during the Classical era between 490 and 323 BCE. This easy-to-use, multi-format handbook provides a range of tools for investigating the military history of Classical Greece, including a timeline,... more...

  • How to Lose the Civil Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    ?Fawcett rivals Jim Dunnigan as a general-audience military analyst.? ? Publishers Weekly An expert on historical military incompetence, Bill Fawcett now offers an engrossing, fact-filled collection that sheds light on the biggest, dumbest screw ups of the America?s bloodiest conflict. How to Lose the Civil War is a fascinating compendium of battlefield... more...

  • Hundred Years War Vol 1by Jonathan Sumption

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 24.78

    'Compulsively readable' ( History ) , this is the first volume in a series that details the long and violent endeavour of the English to dismember Europe's strongest state, a succession of wars that is one of the seminal chapters in European history. Beginning with the funeral of Charles IV of France in 1328, it follows the Hundred Years War up... more...

  • Intelligence and Military Operationsby Michael Handel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Traditionally the military community held the intelligence profession in low esteem, spying was seen as dirty work and information was all to often ignored if it conflicted with a commander's own view. Handel examines the ways in which this situation has improved and argues that co-operation between the intelligence adviser and the military decision... more...

  • The Iran?Iraq Warby Williamson Murray; Kevin M. Woods

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

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

  • Kiev 1941by David Stahel

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    An account of one of the largest battles of World War II and its place in Germany's Eastern campaign. more...