|Author:||Colonel Stuart Tootal|
This is a compelling and human portrait of modern war. Colonel Stuart Tootal is the first senior commander to provide an account of the fighting in Afghanistan. A gritty portrayal of unforgiving conflict, "Danger Close" captures the essence of combat, the risks involved and the aftermath. 3 PARA was the first unit into Helman... read more
|Author:||Gordon Yefim & Dmitrii Komissarov|
Shrouded in secrecy, output from the Chinese aviation industry was, until recently, largely unknown in the West. This first-ever book on Chinese military aircraft offers comprehensive insight into the Chinese aviation industry, including secret projects and China's aircraft in overseas service. Provides a full description of ... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for WHSmith Book Awards (General Knowledge) 2003.|
The storming of Berlin meant vengeance to the Soviet soldiers who had suffered from the German invasion of Russia in 1941. The resulting battle, in January 1945, was one of the most terrifying examples of fire and sword recorded, with mass rape, murder, pillage and destruction.
This is the gripping story of two of the best fighters produced in World War I as they duelled in the skies above the trenches in the closing months of the war. The Fokker D VII earned a reputation as the most formidable fighter of the war, yet the SPAD XIII's greater speed, especially in a dive, and its outstanding durabilit... read more
|Author:||Gary D. Mitchell|
In 1968, Gary Mitchell enlisted in the army and was sent to Vietnam, where he caught the eye of his superiors, who found that he excelled at long-distance shooting - a discovery that set him on the path to a new identity as a sniper. During his time in Vietnam, American intelligence agents "borrowed" him from his Army unit ... read more
This work covers the main British battle areas of the Western Front between 1914 and 1918. Starting with the spark that ignited the war, the outline of events brings the operations of the British Army in France and Flanders full circle: from the BEF at Mons in August 1914 and the retreat beyond Marne to the victorious advance... read more
|Author:||Greg Van Wyngarden|
After struggling with inadequate supplies of aircraft and mat
As close as you can get to the reality of war. Three generations of front line soldiers recount their experiences. Few people today experience a live war situation; even professional soldiers can serve their career without going to war. Yet the question is often asked, what is it like? How do combatants cope with the danger... read more
In May 1940, the small British Expeditionary Force was sent to help the Belgians and French hold back the German army. Ill-equipped and under-trained, they fought hard for three weeks, from the German invasion of France to the rescue of the last British troops from the beaches at Dunkirk. Remarkably, they conducted a successf... read more
208 pages This is the story of the Nuremberg Trials. The most important criminal hearings ever held, which established the principle that individuals will always be held responsible for their actions under International Law, and which brought closure to World War 2, allowing the reconstruction of Europe to begin.
|Series:||Stackpole Military History S.|
Michael Wittmann was by far the most famous tank ace on any side in World War II, destroying 138 enemy tanks and 132 anti-tank guns with his Tiger. This classic of armoured warfare is both combat biography and unit history, as Patrick Agte focuses on the life and career of Wittmann but also includes his fellow Tiger commander... read more
|Author:||Kazuo Tamayana & John Nunneley|
Over 305,000 Japanese soldiers fought in Burma between 1942 and 1945; 180,000 of them died. This book, uniquely, tells how the common soldier of the Imperial Japanese Army lived, fought and died in that terrible conflict. Here are straightforward accounts, sometimes moving, often shocking, of what it was like to fight a war... read more
|Author:||Jack D. Hunter|
The classic novel of WWI pilots, which inspired the Hollywood movie of the same name Bruno Stachel is a nobody, a newly recruited junior officer in a First World War German combat squadron. But he is determined not to remain a nobody for long. He has his sights on the Blue Max - the most coveted of all German decorations - ... read more
|Author:||M. Marix Evans|
Chronologically ordered, covering both Eastern and Western Fronts and the Pacific Theatre, this guide describes the major land, sea and air battles of World War II, with concise data on over 50 confrontations. It includes maps and statistical information on the opposing forces and their commanders.
Operation Fortitude was the ingenious web of deception spun by the Allies to mislead the Nazis as to how and where the D-Day landings were to be mounted.
'One of the most creative intelligence operations of all time' - Kim Philby
The story of how this web was woven is one of intrigue, personal drama, ground-... read more
|Author:||D. M. Giangreco|
Through glorious victories, devastating defeats and incredible displays of bravery, award-winning author D.M. Giangreco immerses us in the thrilling history of the U.S. Army. From the defeat of British general Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown, to Antietam on the bloodiest day of the Civil War, to D-Day, the Tet Offensive, Opera... read more
2013 Indie Book Awards Shortlist
It is 1939 and although Australia is about to go to war, it doesn't quite realise yet that the situation is serious. Deep in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Richmond it is business - your own and everyone else's - as usual. And young Kip Wes... read more
The Great War: four devastating years told by twenty eyewitnesses. There are many books on the First World War, but award-winning and bestselling historian Peter Englund takes a daring and stunning new approach. Describing the experiences of twenty ordinary people from around the world, all now unknown, he explores the everyd... read more