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Historiography

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The First VCsby Mark Ryan

    The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69

    What would you do if you were struck by an enemy bullet in wartime, then realised you were still alive? For most of us, that would be the end of our fight. If we were capable of thought while we tried to cope with the pain, we'd probably hope to be rushed to hospital, so that someone could save our lives. But a hundred years ago, in the opening battle... more...

  • Combat and Genocide on the Eastern Frontby Jeff Rutherford

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    The contradictory behaviour of the German Army in the east resulted from its adherence to the concept of military necessity. more...

  • The Anzac Girlsby Peter Rees

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 27.26

    The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War. 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...

  • The Modern Mercenaryby Sean McFate

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    It was 2004, and Sean McFate had a mission in Burundi: to keep the president alive and prevent the country from spiraling into genocide, without anyone knowing that the United States was involved. The United States was, of course, involved, but only through McFate's employer, the military contractor DynCorp International. Throughout the world,... more...

  • War Gamesby Jenny Thompson

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 25.95

    D-Day with beach umbrellas in the distance? Troops ordering ice cream? American and German forces celebrating Christmas together in the barracks? This could only be the curious world of 20th-century war reenactors. A relatively recent and rapidly expanding phenomenon, reenactments in the United States of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and... more...