Sven Hassel and his surviving comrades are posted to Italy for the horrific Battle of Monte CassinoSven Hassel and the few surviving men of his unit are posted to Italy where the armies are locked in battle around the ancient hilltop monastery of Monte Cassino. Hitler has ordered that every position must be held until the las... read more
While combat in Northwest Europe and on the Eastern Front during WWII tends to gather most of the limelight, the Allies fighting in Italy often get overlooked. This volume by Dennis Oliver goes a long way to rectifying that situation, concentrating as it does on British armored vehicles serving in Sicily and Italy. The Italia... read more
This is the story of the Anglo-American amphibious assault and subsequent battle on the Italian west coast at Anzio which was launched in January 1944 in a bold attempt to outflank the formidable German defences known as the 'Gustav Line'. "Anzio: The Friction of War" outlines the strategic background to the offensive before ... read more
Vietnam: A Combat Advisor's Story
In September 1962, when Martin Dockery landed in Saigon, he was a young, determined, idealistic U.S. Army first lieutenant convinced of America
The Sky Suspended is a unique memoir both of war in the air and of life on the home front. In 1939, at the age of 19, Jim Bailey was conscripted to the RAF to train as a fighter pilot. What happened over the next five years to Jim and the men he met, the men who fought, died and survived, is related with candour and quiet... read more
The Complete Combat Experience as Seen Through the Eyes of Eight of the Airfield
A covert unit of British SAS, US Delta Force, CIA and British intelligence operatives was formed during the build up to the Second Gulf War to carry out top-secret operations in Northern Iraq. Officially they didn
Award-winning Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau has written a gripping, definitive new account that will stand as the last word on General William Tecumseh Sherman's epic march--a targeted strategy aimed to break not only the Confederate army but an entire society as well. With Lincoln's hard-fought reelection victory in... read more
This is a guide to the construction techniques, materials, tools and display methods required to create a fleet of historic miniature warships. Full historical background, specifications and colour schemes are given for each vessel.
The struggle with Communist terrorists in Malaya known as The Emergency became a textbook example of how to fight a guerrilla war, based on political as much as military means. This book deals with both the campaign fought by British, Commonwealth and other security forces in Malaya against Communist insurgents, between 1948 ... read more
In First Shot, John Craddock investigates a little-known but clear eleventh-hour warning that, had it been heeded, might have enabled the Navy?s Pearl Harbor command to blunt the Japanese assault and save ships and lives. Craddock reveals that the attack plan of Japan?s Admiral Yamamoto included five midget submarines, each c... read more
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The diagrams and photographs in this volume enable readers to see close up the cramped, cold, exposed turrets in which so many young men fought and died during World War II. Veterans describe what it was like to fly and fight in the many different turret and gun positions.
The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides Christian G. Appy?s monumental oral history of the Vietnam War is the first work to probe the war?s path through both the United States and Vietnam. These vivid testimonies of 135 men and women span the entire history of the Vietnam conflict, from its murky origins in the 1940s to ... read more
This turning point of the Pacific Sea War saw the Japanese send 88 ships to attack the small island of Midway, 1000 miles west of Hawaii. From 3-5 June 1942 fearsome air attacks by both parties failed to achieve an advantage until dive bombers from two US aircraft carriers finally accounted for three Japanese carriers, and th... read more
A gripping history of the Mediterranean campaigns from the first rumblings of conflict through the Second World War and into the uneasy peace of the late 1940s. The Mediterranean Sea lies at the very heart of recent world history. To the British during the Second World War, the Mediterranean was the world's great thoroughfar... read more
The ground-breaking and definitive account of the Battle of Britain from one of this country's most acclaimed young historians.
The Nazi Blitzkrieg was unlike any invasion the world had ever seen. It hit Europe with a force and aggression that no-one could counter. Within weeks the German armies were at the French c... read more
An authoritative illustrated directory of modern tanks from around the world, from the post-World War II M60s and Leopard 1s to the Abrams and Challengers that dominated in the Gulf Wars, and beyond.
A trove of previously unpublished, transcribed conversations among German POWs - secretly recorded by the Allies - reveals the extent of their brutality and changes our understanding of the mind-set of the German soldier during World War II. On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sonke Neitzel made a remarkable d... read more
Fresh from school in June 1916, Lieutenant Oliver Paxton's first solo flight is to lead a formation of biplanes across the Channel to join Hornet Squadron in France. Five days later, he crash-lands at his destination, having lost his map, his ballast and every single plane in his charge. To his C.O. he's an idiot, to everyone... read more
RUSSIAN ROULETTE tells the story of the first global plot and the British spies who were sent to thwart it. The Soviet plot was breathtaking in scale: its aim was to destroy British rule in India, as a precursor to toppling the democracies of the West. It was to bring together two deadly forces - Soviet revolutionaries and Is... read more