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  • Forgotten Voices Desert Victoryby Julian Thompson; Imperial War Museum

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.88

    'Between Friday and Monday we never slept at all. Everyone's face was one mass of sand . The guns were so hot, all the paint had gone' Bombardier Ray Ellis Had the Allies lost in North Africa, Rommel's Afrika Korps would have swept through the Middle East, cutting the vital supply line through the Suez Canal to Australia and India, and... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of D-Dayby Roderick Bailey

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.36

    6 June 1944 : the day Allied forces crossed the Channel and began fighting their way into Nazi-occupied Northwest Europe. Initiated by airborne units and covered by air and naval bombardment, the Normandy landings were the most ambitious combined airborne and amphibious assault ever attempted. Their success marked the beginning of the end for Nazi... more...

  • The Blitzkrieg Mythby John Mosier

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    A bold reinterpretation of some of the most decisive battles of World War II, showing that the outcomes had less to do with popular new technology than old?fashioned, on?the?ground warfare. The military myths of World War II were based on the assumption that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would cause rapid and massive breakthroughs... more...

  • Cross of Ironby John Mosier

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    A riveting account of the origins and development of the German army that breaks through the distortions of conventional military history Acclaimed for his revisionist history of the German Army in World War I, John Mosier continues his pioneering work in Cross of Iron , offering an intimate portrait of the twentieth-century German army from... more...

  • The Words of Warby Marcus Cowper

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.36

    Using the Imperial War Museum's vast archive of personal diaries, this remarkable anthology examines the stories of ordinary men and women who fought, and in some cases died, on the front line and home front during the Second World War. The Words of War features diverse first-hand accounts from individuals who took part in the key campaigns... more...

  • Pendulum Of Warby Niall Barr

    Random House 2010; US$ 19.31

    In late June 1942, the dispirited and defeated British Eighth Army was pouring back towards the tiny railway halt of El Alamein in the western desert of Egypt. Tobruk had fallen and Eighth Army had suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Rommel's Panzerarmee Afrika. Yet just five months later, the famous bombardment opened the Eighth Army's... more...

  • Howard Zinn on Warby Howard Zinn; Marilyn B. Young

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Howard Zinn began work on his first book for his friends at Seven Stories Press in 1996, a big volume collecting all his shorter writings organized by subject. The themes he chose reflected his lifelong concerns: war, history, law, class, means and ends, and race. Throughout his life Zinn had returned again and again to these subjects, continually... more...

  • Anzac Furyby Peter Thompson

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 17.07

    From Tobruk to the Battle of Crete - the new bestseller from the author of Pacific Fury. Anzac Fury commemorates the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe when 8900 Anzac prisoners of war captured in Greece and Crete were released from captivity. In 2010 it will be exactly 70 years since the 2nd AIF arrived in the Middle... more...

  • The Bombby Gerard DeGroot

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.36

    Before the Bomb, there were simply 'bombs', lower case. But it was the twentieth century, one hundred years of almost incredible scientific progress, that saw the birth of the Bomb, the human race's most powerful and most destructive discovery. In this magisterial and enthralling account, Gerard DeGroot gives us the life story of the... more...

  • H Jones VCby John Wilsey; John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 19.31

    'A remarkable book - a worthy tribute both to the man John Wilsey calls "an unusual hero" and to the ethos of the British Army in which he lived and died.' John Keegan in his ForewordThis is the biography of the Falklands War hero whose death in the battle for Darwin and Goose Green was one of the turning points in the whole campaign. It is written... more...