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  • Across the Sea to Warby Peter Plowman

    Rosenberg Publishing 2003; US$ 15.99

    This book is an in-depth coverage of the troops convoys sent by ANZ to overseas conflicts. In WWII these convoys included such great liners as Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, Aquitania and Mauretania. They also included humble Tasmanian ferries. more...

  • Advances in Military Textiles and Personal Equipmentby E Sparks

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 250.00

    The right clothing and equipment is of vital importance to the survival and effectiveness of military personnel. Advances in military textiles and personal equipment summarises key research on the design, manufacture and applications of military textiles. Beginning with an overview of design issues, part one explores anthropometric methods, psychological,... more...

  • Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939-1948by Peter Taylor

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 14.99

    As early as 1940 political leaders and military commanders responsible for the conduct of the Allied operations relalised that, after a string of disastrous setbacks, national morale could only be restored by taking offensive action against the enemy. With the limited resources available Churchill’s stirring call to ‘set Europe ablaze’... more...

  • Bullets and Bureaucrats: The Machine Gun and the United States Army, 1861-1916by David Armstrong; Jay Luvaas

    ABC-CLIO 1982; US$ 86.00

    ?This interesting account of the development of the machine gun takes the reader from the Gatling guns of the Civil War to the eve of WWI....This book provides an important look at the inability of military bureaucracy to rise above inertia and find a place for a demonstrably better weapon. It is highly recommended for all service schools and colleges... more...

  • Buying Military Transformationby Peter Dombrowski; Eugene Gholz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    In Buying Military Transformation, Peter Dombrowski and Eugene Gholz analyze the United States military's ongoing effort to capitalize on information technology. New ideas about military doctrine derived from comparisons to Internet Age business practices can be implemented only if the military buys technologically innovative weapons systems. Buying... more...

  • Cap Badges of the British Army 1939-45by G L D Alderton

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    The British Army has always set great store by its cap badges, which, in miniature, encapsulated the history and traditions of the units that wore them. They were worn with pride by the County regiments (that formed the bulk of the infantry) throughout the two world wars. Here is a comprehensive illustrated collection of the cap badges of the Second... more...

  • China's Military Procurement in the Reform Eraby Yoram Evron

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The decisions that shape the policy of weapons procurement are an important area of national security policy. This is all the more true for China, which during recent decades has vacillated between different sources and directions of military build-up. This book explores the politics of military procurement in China under the successive leaderships... more...

  • Contractors and Warby Christopher Kinsey; Malcolm Patterson

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The U.S. military is no longer based on a Cold War self-sufficient model. Today's armed forces are a third smaller than they were during the Cold War, and yet are expected to do as much if not more than they did during those years. As a result, a transformation is occurring in the way the U.S. government expects the military to conduct operations?with... more...

  • Corsets To Camouflageby Kate Adie; (In Assoc. With Imperial; The Imperial War Museum

    Hodder & Stoughton 2004; US$ 13.99

    Uniform is universally seen as both a stamp of authority and of official acceptance. But the sight of a woman in military uniform still provokes controversy. Although more women are now taking prominent roles in combat, the status implied by uniform is often regarded as contrary to the general perception of womanhood. In association with... more...

  • Defence Procurement and Industry Policyby Stefan Markowski; Peter Hall; Robert Wylie

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Arms purchases are among the most expensive, technologically challenging and politically controversial decisions made by modern-day governments. Superpower spending on weapons systems is widely analysed and discussed. But defence procurement in smaller industrial countries involves different issues which receive less attention. This volume presents... more...