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Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War

by Robert King

Amid the carnage of the battles of the First World War a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged...


The Art of War (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by Sun Tzu

This is the most important book ever written about warfare and conflict. Lionel Giles' translation is the definitive edition and his commentary is indispensable. The Art of War can be used and adapted in every...


The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949

by Jim Baggott

An epic story of science and technology at the very limits of human understanding: the monumental race to build the first atomic weapons. Rich in personality, action, confrontation, and deception, The First...


India's Doctrine Puzzle: Limiting War in South Asia

by Ali Ahmed

The balance of power in South Asia is tenuous. Neighbouring states with nuclear arsenal pose a serious threat in times of conflict and the danger of escalation into a nuclear holocaust in South are ever-present....


How to Become a Navy SEAL: Everything You Need to Know to Become a Member of the US Navy's Elite Force

by Don Mann

Do you want to be a member of one of the world’s most elite special operations forces? Not everyone has what it takes to become a Navy SEAL (Sea, Air, and Land). The training required—and the job itself—is...


The Model Occupation

by Madeline Bunting

When the Germans arrived on the Channel Islands after the defeat of France in the summer of 1940, they and the islanders agreed that it would be a 'Model Occupation'. But as the war dragged on and Britain appeared...


US 9th Air Force Bases In Essex 1943-44

by Martin Bowman

As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area in this case Essex. It covers the American air bases used by the Martin B-29 Marauders, P-47 Thunderbolts...


U.S. Army Guide to Military Mountaineering

by Army

Mountains exist in almost every country in the world and almost every war has included some type of mountain operations. This pattern will not change, and soldiers will continue to fight in mountainous terrain...


Understanding Influence: The Use of Statebuilding Research in British Policy

by Thomas Waldman, Sultan Barakat & Andrea Varisco

Despite the increasing volume of research on state building, the use and uptake of findings by those involved in policy-making remains largely under-examined. As such, the main themes running through this book...


The Warrior, Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfare: Achilles Goes Asymmetrical

by Pauline M. Kaurin

While there has been extensive discussion on what counts as military professionalism, that is what makes a soldier, sailor or other military personnel a professional, the warrior archetype (varied for the various...


Maritime Power in the Black Sea

by Deborah Sanders

Maritime Power in the Black Sea provides the first comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the comparative maritime power of the six littoral states in the Black Sea - Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Romania...


Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

by Vipin Narang

The world is in a second nuclear age in which regional powers play an increasingly prominent role. These states have small nuclear arsenals, often face multiple active conflicts, and sometimes have weak institutions....


The Military Covenant: Its Impact on Civil-Military Relations in Britain

by Sarah Ingham

The Military Covenant states that in exchange for their military service and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice, soldiers should receive the nation's support. Exploring the concept's invention...


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Korean War

by James I. Matray & Donald W. Boose Jr.

This essential Companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military...


Air Power in UN Operations: Wings for Peace

by A. Walter Dorn

Air power for warfighting is a story that's been told many times. Air power for peacekeeping and UN enforcement is a story that desperately needs to be told. In rich detail this volume describes: aircraft transporting...


War! What Is It Good For?

by Ian Morris

A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society—for the better

“War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing,” says the famous song—but archaeology, history, and...


Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World

by Peter Berggren, Staffan Nählinder & Erland Svensson

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World offers a description of the current state of Command and Control (C2) research in imperfect settings, showing how a research process...


Gender Integration in NATO Military Forces: Cross-national Analysis

by Lana Obradovic

Numerous states have passed gender integration legislation permanently admitting women into their military forces. As a result, these states have dramatically increased women's numbers, and improved gender equality...


Shaping US Military Law: Governing a Constitutional Military

by Joshua E. Kastenberg

Since the United States' entry into World War II, the federal judiciary has taken a prominent role in the shaping of the nation's military laws. Yet, a majority of the academic legal community studying the relationship...


Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware

by Christopher Chant

First published in 1987, The Compendium of Armaments and Military Hardware provides, within a single volume, the salient technical and operational details of the most important weapons. The complete range of...