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As viewed from above or below, a delta wing appears as a triangle. During the 1950s, the pure delta-wing became a design signature of the Convair Company sleek, menacing, and supersonic were hallmarks of a Convair delta aircraft. The experimental XF-92 led to a family of Convair Deltas, from the supersonic F-102 and F-106 fig... read more

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"We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there..." The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldiering, and a pervasive sense of humour that is un... read more

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Born in 1979 in Grenada as one of eight children, living in a two-bedroom hut, surviving on meagre meals of beans and rice and walking barefoot, three miles to school. At 13 Johnson Beharry quit school and worked as a decorator and labourer. In 1999 he scraped together the airfare for England and joined the Princess of Wales'... read more

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A stirring tribute to the valor of Marines in Vietnam.a ( Nathaniel Fick, "New York Times" bestselling author of "One Bullet Away") Thursday, October 12, 1967: Marine Lance Corporal Kevin Cahill stepped onto a trail deep in the remote Hai Lang National Forest in South Vietnam. Following Cahill were the Marines of Charlie ... read more

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From the author of D-Day and Band of Brothers comes the story of the ordinary soldiers in Northwest Europe from the day after D-Day until the end of the bittersweet days of the war. It opens at 00:01 hours, June 7, 1944 on the Normandy Beaches and ends at 02:45 hours, May 7, 1945. In between comes the battles in the hedgerows... read more

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The story of the first dramatic naval battle of the First World War, in which Graf von Spee won a notable victory over the British at Coronel in Chile, and the ensuing rematch at the Falkland Islands where the British fleet turned defeat into a tremendous victory.

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When you hold the high ground on the battlefield you have the advantage and you should prevail. The German Tenth Army held the Allied forces at bay for four long months when they secured the monastery at Monte Cassino before they were eventually overcome by the greater numbers of better-equipped British and American forces. T... read more

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As entertaining as a high-tech thriller, The Submarine is essential reading for understanding the last hundred years of war. It tells the story of the dreamers who first imagined submersible ships and the ingenious and practical engineers who created them; of the visionary national leaders and naval strategists who supported ... read more

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The storming of Berlin had been the Red Army's dream of vengeance ever since the German's invasion of Russia in the summer of 1941. Soviet soldiers had many accounts to settle when they finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. The result was the battle for Berlin; the most terrifying example of fire and swo... read more

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The inside story of the SAS's greatest battle. No other army in the world could have done what the British Army did in Sierra Leone in 1999 - in terms of speed, decisiveness, ingenuity and, above all, willingness to put the lives of its own men at risk in the face of overwhelming odds. Eleven British soldiers were held hos... read more

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The Maori warrior in New Zealand first came to prominence during the land wars of the 19th Century. During these conflicts, they were known as fierce opponents, as well as courageous allies. Subsequently, and especially based on the Treaty of Waitangi, the Maori felt that they owed special allegiance to the Queen, to the ... read more

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A detailed account of the Normandy campaign fought by the British Armoured Divisions and independent Armoured Brigades, from the D-Day landings to Operation Goodwood. The Author, an acknowledged British armor specialist, has divided his work into three parts: the units involved, the AFVs fielded in Normandy, and the doctrine ... read more

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The Trafalgar Roll, originally published in 1913, was intended to record and honour the men who fought at Trafalgar in the same way that earlier publications had done for the soldiers at Blenheim and Waterloo. Over 1250 officers - from Nelson himself to midshipmen, surgeons, clerks, boatswains and carpenters - are listed, wit... read more

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In August 1942, after suffering a series of humiliating defeats, inflicted by a nation not much bigger than California, the Allies seized the initiative in their first offensive of the Pacific War. Nicknamed "Operation Shoestring," this unprecedented joint-services campaign involved both ground fighting, air combat, and n... read more

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Captain Bennett was, for many years, a serving officer in the Royal Navy as well as being one of the most highly regarded naval historians of his time. He sets the battle in the context of the world-wide struggle against Napoleon, describes the ships, their crews and the tactics of the action. In his scholarly but immensely r... read more

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World War II: A Complete Photographic History presents a simultaneous documentary view of every theatre of the war, from the steppes of Russia to the jungles of Malaysia and the Solomons; from the freezing cold of the northernmost fjords to the scorching sands of the Libyan desert; from the bunkers of the West Wall to the bou... read more

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From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger's almost fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.
For 15 months, Sebastian Junger accompanied a single platoon of thirty men from the celebrated 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army, as they fought their way through a remote valley in ... read more

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Featuring for the first time in one reference volume the structure and equipment of the Allied 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, trousers, ... read more

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Drawing on rich new sources from the recently-opened Soviet archives, Geoffrey Roberts has fashioned the definitive, first full-scale biography of this seminal 20th century figure. Marshal Georgi Zhukov is one of military history's legendary names. He played a decisive role the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kursk that b... read more

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"Special Forces Sniper Skills" is a hard hitting account of the men, weapons and techniques used to coldly eliminate high value targets on the battlefield. Though many books have become best-sellers through telling one side of the story - a sniper's experiences, a training manual or a weapons catalogue - none before have comb... read more

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