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A Nation in Arms

by Ian F W Beckett

The Great War was the first conflict to draw men and women into uniform on a massive scale. From a small regular force of barely 250,000, the British Army rapidly expanded into a national force of over five...

Napoleon's Polish Gamble: Eylau & Friedland 1807 - Campaign Chronicles

by Christopher Summerville

Napoleon's 1807 campaign against the Russians came close to being his first defeat. At Eylau the Emperor was outnumbered by the army of the Russian commander Bennigsen, yet he accepted battle. His reputation...

My Darling Children: War from the Lower Deck

by William Griffiths

This is a World War II memoir from the lower deck of the Royal Navy - a story of the ordinary sailor and the perils that he endured in appalling conditions. The author served the best part of a working life...

Mad Mike: Biography of Brigadier Michael Calvert

by David Rooney

This penetrating biography tells the story of his life including his exploits in Norway and the early Commandos. It also uncovers new evidence revealing that his court martial was unjust.

The Last of the Cockleshell Heroes

by Bill Sparks

This is not just the story of what was perhaps the most daring raid undertaken by the commandos during the war, but it is also the true and remarkable account of a desperate escape by Marine Sparks and Major...

The Heroes of Rimau: Unravelling the Mystery of One of World War II's Most Daring Raids

by Lynette Silver

On September 11, 1944, the British submarine "Porpoise" slipped quietly from Fremantle Harbour, bound for Indonesia. It was carrying the 23 Australian and British members of Operation Rimau who, under the leadership...

Falklands Aftermath: Picking Up The Pieces

by Edward Fursdon

This book tells the story of the Falklands war after it ended. The people who were lost in the war and the numerous implications of lief after the war and how it irrevocably change many peoples lives forever....

A Drop in the Ocean: Dramatic Accounts of Aircrew Saved From the Sea

by Jim Burtt-Smith & John French

In the summer of 1942 a Wellington bomber, operating with 115 Squadron from Marham in Norfolk was forced to ditch in the North Sea returning from a raid on Hamburg. Two members of the crew, who were picked up...

The Black Prince's Expedition

by H. J. Hewitt

Edward, the Black Prince, is one of the legendary figures of English history. The first son of Edward III and an outstanding military leader, he is famous for his decisive victory at the Battle of Poitiers,...

Cap Badge: The Story of Four Battalions of The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and the Hertfordshire Regiment (TA) 1939-1947

by R H Medley

The backbone of the British Army has always been the County regiments. This is an account of a typical British regiment from Dunkirk to 1947.

British Battalions on the Somme: Battles & Engagements of the 616 Infantry Battalions Involved in the Battle of the Somme

by Ray Westlake

This book tells the story of the actions made by the 616 battalions that were involved in the attack on the somme.

Aircrew: The Story of the Men Who Flew the Bombers

by Bruce Lewis

Bruce Lewis brings this book together to tell the story of the men who flew the bombers. The different roles within the aircraft are covered and each of their unique experiences discussed through first hand...

At the Fifth Attempt: An Escape Story

by John Elwyn

This tells the story of a soldier caught before the evacuation at Dunkirk, and his daring escape and life along the way.

The Battle of Long Tan: As featured in The Vietnam Years

by Michael Caulfield

The truth about the battle that came to define our Vietnam War - from the men who were there.

18th August, 1966. 1pm?D Company entered the plantation. They thought that, if they were lucky, they were closing...

Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots

by Terry Deary

The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train . . .

Victorian inventors certainly didn't lack steam, but while they squabbled over who deserved the title of 'The Father of the Locomotive'...

The War Behind the Wire: The Life, Death and Glory of British Prisoners of War, 1914-18

by John Lewis-Stempel

The last untold story of the First World War: the fortunes and fates of 170,000 British soldiers captured by the enemy.

On capture, British officers and men were routinely told by the Germans 'For you the war...

The Road Home: The Aftermath of the Great War Told by the Men and Women Who Survived It

by Max Arthur

How the men and women of Britain found 'the road home' after the Great War. From the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE LOST POST.

11am, 11.11.1918: the war is finally over.

After four long years Britain...

Frou-Frou, Frisby & Brick: The Book of Unfortunate Baby Names

by Russell Ash

Frou-Frou Mallett

Extravaganza Tomkyns-Grafton

Maniac Keene

Reckless Baker

If there's one thing guaranteed to make a child shrink into their seat during registration - it's a stupid name. Unfortunately for kids...

Warrior Queens

by Antonia Fraser

In this panoramic work of history, Lady Antonia Fraser looks at women who led armies and empires: Cleopatra, Isabella of Spain, Jinga Mbandi, Margaret Thatcher, and Indira Gandhi, among others.

Spy Lost: Caught Between the KGB and the FBI

by Kaarlo Tuomi & John E. Haynes

A true Cold War story of espionage and betrayal

Based on the memoir of a Soviet spy