Early British battlecruisers were not a "failed design" as is so often claimed, but a very successful and revolutionary one that was critical to, and instrumental in, Britain winning the naval war of 1914-18. This book contains new information on these innovative ships, using previously untapped evidence from the wrecks of ... read more
Jock Wallace was pumped. It was the start of Operation Anaconda, the US-led military offensive to flush out Al Qaeda and Taliban from their last stronghold in the Sahi Kot Valley in Afghanistan. If intelligence reports were correct, there were between 100 and 250 enemy fighters holed up in the extensive cave systems, etc.
This story captures the joy of flying, the excitement of training as a bomber pilot ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ... read more
No other soldier has provoked as much anger or as much fervour as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven on by an endless, ruinous quest for military adventure - or was he a social and political visionary, brought down by petty reactionaries clinging to their privileges? Charles Esdaile's major new work reframes our und... read more
Originally $37.99 At Takur Ghar mountain, south-eastern Afghanistan, on March 4, 2002 between the hours of 3 am and 8.15 pm, three men - a Navy SEAL, an Air Force Combat Air Controller and an Army Ranger platoon commander - are about to face the ultimate challenge. Only one of them will survive to recall the horror of what be... read more
American military paranoia at its most extreme, insane, amusing -- and alarming Why are they blasting Iraqi prisoners-of-war with the theme tune to Barney the Purple Dinosaur? And why have 100 de-bleated goats been secretly placed inside the Special Forces command centre at Fort Bragg, North Carolina?
Book Description The classic study of World War II treachery and analysis of the impulse to betray. Synopsis This is Dame Rebecca West's classic analysis of World War II treachery and an exploration of the impulse to betray. Beginning with the trials of William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) and John Amery for treason after the war... read more
Originally published in 1951 by Evans Brothers this is the story of the 1943 raid when nearly 350 tons of water crashed into the valleys of the Ruhr, when the Lancasters of 617 squadron breached the giant Moehne and Eder dams with 'blockbuster' bombs. In the PAN GRAND STRATEGY series.
Wars do not end when the fighting stops. While Hitler and Goebbels took their lives in the bunker under ruined Berlin, Mussolini was hanged in Milan and Himmler fled Germany, men and women everywhere faced the prospect of rebuilding peace. In this remarkable account of the days and months after Victory in Europe, David Staffo... read more
|Author:||Douglas Porch (Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA)|
Part of John Keegan's prestigious History of Warfare series.A fascinating look at the realities of imperialism and the wars it spawned. Fully illustrated throughout and incorporating computer generated cartography that brings the battlefields to life.
From the bestselling author of Fortress Malta, this is the second book in the Mediterranean War trilogy. This book looks at the conflict in Northern Africa, focusing on the involvement of the US and the way this early collaboration to defeat shaped the whole Anglo-American axis for the rest of the war in Europe. First published 2005.
A private venture aircraft, the much-loved Mosquito was possibly the most versatile of all British aircraft of World War II. Revolutionary in its wood construction, the de Havilland Mosquito played a vital role in the war combining the maneuverability of a fighter with the payload of a medium bomber. It contributed to the war... read more
The six-month battle for Monte Cassino was Britain's bitterest and bloodiest encounter with the German army on any front in World War Two. At the beginning of 1944 Italy was the western Allies' only active front against Nazi-controlled Europe, and their only route to the capital was through the Liri valley. Towering over the ... read more
The struggle for the North African coast of the Mediterranean was unlike any other campaign of World War II. Because it was fought like a tournament in an empty arena, with no one but the contestants getting hurt and with few of the distractions of politics or large civilian populations, the desert was a true test of generals... read more
The "ShipCraft" series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, using scale plans to highlight differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their career... read more
Good and bad sides of war experience told by veterans. The Sidi Azeiz story... breakout at Minqar Qaim... the Benghazi nightmare... escape from a POW camp in Italy and sanctuary with Italian civilians... betrayal to the Germans and Stalags in Nazi Germany... the resourcefulness of POWs. Tony Vercoe's story probes ... read more
The story of one of the most brutal battles in modern history - fought at a major turning point of the Second World War. Kohima. In this remote Indian village near the border with Burma, a tiny force of British and Indian troops faced the might of the Imperial Japanese Army. Outnumbered ten to one, the defenders fought the... read more
Featuring for the first time in one reference volume the structure and equipment of the German and Axis terrestrial combat units in World War II. The book examines the organization of each army, its rank structure and numerical groupings as a prerequisite to examining each soldier's equipment in detail: his clothing- boots, t... read more
Ambushes. Hidden bombs. Snipers. The point man is the first to encounter these signs of danger. He's the soldier who leads the patrol into battle. Few survive for long. Between 2007 and 2008, 20-year-old Kenny Meighan was the longest-serving point man in Helmand province. An exceptionally skilful and brave private who came fr... read more
This is a highly readable history of the military and political events of the war, from the rapid advance of the Nazi forces across Europe to triumph over Germany and the surrender of the Japanese. Colour campaign maps and battle plans complement descriptions of every major battle, with the analysis of the successes and failu... read more