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The huge Auschwitz camp in Poland, the Third Reich's most gruesome death camp, contained not only the infamous concentration camp - whose horrors are well-documented - but also a prisoner-of-war facility that housed British inmates. Situated close enough to the Jewish quarters to smell the stench of burning bodies from the cr... read more

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In "Wired for War", P.W. Singer explores the greatest revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare. We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of "I, Robot" and "The Terminator". Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amazin... read more

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Adam Tomaszewski is a Polish airman, flying Hurricanes alongside British pilots as the Battle of Britain rages in the summer skies over Kent and Sussex. Facing death daily and far from his friends and family, Adam finds himself drawn to a maverick Irish soldier called Gerry Cunningham. 'You're out of luck, brother,' are the f... read more

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320 pages The thrilling sequel to the international bestseller The Colditz Story In The Colditz Story, Pat Reid told the story of the escape academy that sprung up inside the most impregnable German POW camp of the Second World War. The book ended appropriately with his own incredible escape from Colditz. But Reid's own... read more

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When the Marines (or 'Jarheads') are sent to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, 20-year-old Swofford is among them, shouldering a hundred-pound pack and carrying a sniper rifle. This is the beginning of six months of sand-ridden hell, where the tortures are boredom and fear, and the enemy can be wearing your uniform. Swofford ... read more

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The Quotable Soldier is a rich and balanced collection of the best quotations about war and those who go to war. From Thucydides to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, here are the reasons men go to war, the challenge of human courage, the strategies of great battles and campaigns, the horrors of war, and much more. The Quotab... read more

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One of the most remarkable and persistent legends of World War Two is the story of German forces landing on the coast of Suffolk in the summer of 1940. The legend has inspired numerous works of fiction. But the conviction that the invasion plan, codenamed

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Standard Operating Procedure is the story of the infamous Abu Ghraib photographs of prisoner abuse, as seen through the eyes and told through the voices of the soldiers who took them and appeared in them. It is the story of how those soldiers were at once the instruments and victims of a great injustice. Drawing on more than ... read more

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An exciting foray into the lives of the young men--pilots, bombardiers, navigators, and gunners--chosen by the Air Force to embark on the most dangerous missions during World War II details their courage, bravery, and determination. Reprint Trade Paperback

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The true story of how Britain's maritime power helped gain this country unparalleled dominance of the world's economy, "Admirals" celebrates the rare talents of the men who shaped the most successful fighting force in world history. Told through the lives and battles of eleven of our most remarkable admirals, Andrew Lambert's... read more

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In all its grim glory, the Second World War is brought to life in 12 of the grittiest war dramas ever committed to paper.

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America's most secret Special Forces unit does not even have a name. Formed as the 'Intelligence Support Activity', it has had a succession of innocuous titles to hide its ferocious purpose. It exists to 'undertake activities only when other intelligence or operational support elements are unavailable or inappropriate'. Trans... read more

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WWII war stories from a sailor serving from the depths of the Pacific A coin flip likely saved the life of Kenneth C. Ruiz. It was August 1942 and he was fresh out of the U.S. Naval Academy. He and a classmate flipped a coin to see who would stand watch on the bridge of their heavy cruiser, the Vincennes, off Savo Islan... read more

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No elite military commando unit since the darkest days of Korea and Vietnam has a more storied history than the U.S. Navy SEALs, a stealth fighting force legendary for its abilities to wage covert war on sea, air, and land. Now former SEAL Command Master Chief Dennis "Snake" Chalker takes us deep inside the celebrated SEAL Te... read more

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An illustrated guide to the development of the aircraft as an instrument of naval power from its inception in the early 20th century to the modern day. Naval warfare was transformed by airpower, but it was a hit and miss process.The Royal Navy pioneered the use of aircraft carriers during World War I, but famously lost Pr... read more

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Sometimes the toughest battle you fight is with yourself... Two tours of Iraq under his belt, Sergeant Dave Henley has seen something of how modern battles are fought. But nothing can prepare him for the posting to Forward Operating Base Senzhiri, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This is a warzone like even he’s never se... read more

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At any given time, any number of the Royal Navy's 15 nuclear submarines lurk undetected in the world's oceans. Totally self-sufficient for months at a time, they lie in readiness to be deployed to listen, intercept, or attack wherever they may be needed. And should the UK be devastated by a nuclear strike, they might just be ... read more

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Two men came to personify British and German generalship in the Second World War: Bernard Montgomery and Erwin Rommel. They fought a series of extraordinary duels across several theatres of war which established them as two of the greatest captains of their age. Our understanding of leadership in battle was altered forever by... read more

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The night of May 16th, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9,000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood to the industries supplying the Third Reich'... read more

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In this brilliantly researched, deeply humane work of history, Michael Stephenson traces the paths that have led soldiers to their graves over the centuries, revealing a wealth of insight about the nature of combat, the differences among cultures, and the unchanging qualities of humanity itself.Behind every soldier's death li... read more

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