Military history

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  • Army Girls

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    Army Girls

    They were female soldiers in a war Britain wanted to fight without conscripting women. It was a vain hope, by December 1941 for the first time in British history women were called up and a generation of girls came of age in khaki, serving king and country. Barbara trained to drive army-style in giant trucks and Grace swapped her servant’s pinafore for battledress and a steel hat, Martha turned down officer status for action on a gun-site and Olivia won the Croix de Guerre in France. Commemorating the 80th anniversary of conscription for women, this book captures remarkable stories from the last surviving veterans who served in Britain’s female army and brings to life a pivotal moment in British history. Precious memories and letters are entwined in a rich narrative that travels back in time and sheds new light on being young, female and at war.

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    £9.99
  • Art of War, The

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    Art of War, The

    First time in paperback for new translation–a new translation of the ancient Chinese military classic that is widely admired by military and business strategists.

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    £7.99
  • At the Gates of Rome

    £20.00

    At the Gates of Rome

    A dramatic retelling of the story of the final years of the Western Roman Empire and the downfall of Rome itself from the perspective of the Roman general Stilicho and Alaric, king of the Visigoths.

    £20.00
  • Barbarossa

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    Barbarossa

    Barbarossa, Hitler’s invasion of Russia in June 1941, was the largest military operation in history, its aim nothing less than ‘a war of extermination’ to annihilate Soviet communism, liquidate the Jews and create lebensraum for the so-called German master race. But it led to the destruction of the Third Reich, and was entirely cataclysmic; in six months of warfare no less than six million were killed, wounded or registered as missing in action, and soldiers on both sides committed heinous crimes behind the lines on a scale without parallel in the history of warfare. In ‘Barbarossa’, drawing on hitherto unseen archival material – including previously untranslated Russian sources – in his usual gripping style, Jonathan Dimbleby recounts not only the story of the military campaign, but the politics and diplomacy behind this epic clash of global titans.

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    £9.99
  • Brothers in Arms

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    Brothers in Arms

    From the bestselling author of Normandy ’44 and Sicily ’43 comes the untold story of the Sherwood Rangers. It took a certain type of courage to serve in a tank in World War Two. Encased in steel, surrounded by highly explosive shells, a big and slow-moving target, every crew member was utterly vulnerable to enemy attack from all sides. Living – and dying – in a tank was a brutal way to fight a war. The Sherwood Rangers were one of the great tank regiments. They had learned their trade the hard way, under the burning sun of North Africa, on the battlefields of El Alamein and Alam el Halfa. By the time they landed on Gold Beach on D-Day, they were toughened by experience and ready for combat.

    £9.99
  • Chindit

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    Chindit

    1943. Major-General Orde Wingate startles the military world by commanding a daring raid in the heart of Japanese-occupied Burma. But this was just the beginning. In the following year, Wingate spearheaded an even more ambitious operation, flying 10,000 men and 1,000 animals behind Japanese lines to disrupt communications and harass the Japanese forces. With close tactical support from Colonel Philip Cochran, Chindit was the name given to these operations and the men who made them happen.This is their story, told by one man who was at the heart of it all. Cipher officer Richard Rhodes James tells the story of the preparations in central India, the flights deep into enemy territory and the campaign of guerrilla operations that followed.

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  • Duelling Through the Ages

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    Duelling Through the Ages

    Putting aside Roman gladiators and gun-slingers of the American Wild West, by the 19th century duelling had become the sole domain of nobility, military officers and gentleman, with rules added to make sure everything was conducted in a fair and professional manner. The word ‘honour’ became popular, because it was the reason why most men would challenge another to a duel. This book challenges that notion and asks whether it was really about honour at all, or was it more about arrogance or social standing?

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  • Eve of Destruction

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    Eve of Destruction

    ‘Eve of Destruction’ is a warning from history – recent history. It is a call to sit up and listen, and to take note of the very real danger of nuclear catastrophe. It is a timely and important book because, after all, the future of our planet has to concern us all.

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  • Great Battles of All Time

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    Great Battles of All Time

    Here, a distinguished team of 26 military historians reveal the decisive conflicts that have shaped world history from the 5th century BC to the 21st century. The course of history rarely changes so swiftly and decisively as on the battlefield. In this masterly overview, an international team of historians reconstructs and analyzes seventy key clashes from 490 BC to the 21st century and appraises their impact on the world order. Their studies encompass not only the great land battles, but sieges such as Constantinople and Tenochtitlan; naval battles at Trafalgar and Tsushima; and aerial struggles including the Battle of Britain.

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  • Hampshire’s Military Heritage

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    Hampshire’s Military Heritage

    Hampshire’s Military Heritage looks at the military legacy of this county on land, by air and at sea from Roman times to the present day.

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    £15.99
  • In the Midst of Civilized Europe

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    In the Midst of Civilized Europe

    In the Midst of Civilized Europe is an extensively researched account of a forgotten history.

    £30.00
  • Jigsaw Puzzles

    £20.00

    Jigsaw Puzzles

    In this insightful new book, published to mark the fortieth anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, former intelligence officer Orpen-Smellie offers a fascinating insider’s account of how intelligence was collected and utilised during the war.

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    £20.00
  • Leaders

    £25.00

    Leaders

    ‘Leaders’ collects the remarkably personal and distinct stories from Pangbourne College of the courageous men and women in war and peace – accounts that are in danger of being forgotten today. Based on original research and neglected first-person accounts, it covers the period 1917-2020, with a particular emphasis on World War II, the Cold War, the Falklands War and contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    £25.00
  • Operation Pedestal

    £9.99

    Operation Pedestal

    The Sunday Times bestseller

    ‘One of the most dramatic forgotten chapters of the war, as told in a new book by the incomparable Max Hastings’ DAILY MAIL

    £9.99
  • Soldiers

    £25.00

    Soldiers

    ‘A gripping new collection from Max Hastings that puts you at the heart of the battle ? Compelling’ Daily Mail

    ‘An unmissable read’ Sunday Times

    £25.00
  • The Great War and the Middle East

    £16.99

    The Great War and the Middle East

    The story of the First World War in the Middle East – and how it swept away five hundred years of Ottoman rule to lay the foundations for the troubled Middle East that we know today.

    £16.99