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Achtung Panzer!

by Heinz Guderian

This is the defining book on the theory and practise of tank warfare, by the man who became one of Hitler's most able generals. This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By...


The Pursuit of Oblivion: A Social History of Drugs

by Richard Davenport-Hines

'The most important study on this subject in years, perhaps ever' Phillip Knightley, SUNDAY TIMES A history of drug-taking, telling the story across five centuries of addicts and users: monarchs, prime ministers,...


Jutland, 1916: Death in the Grey Wastes

by Peter Hart & Nigel Steel

Dramatic, illustrated account of the biggest naval battle of the First World War. On 31 May, 1916, the great battle fleets of Britain and Germany met off Jutland in the North Sea. It was a climactic encounter,...


City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish: Greek Lives in Roman Egypt

by Peter Parsons

How an ancient rubbish dump has given us a unique view of life 2,000 years ago In 1897 two Oxford archaeologists began digging a mound south of Cairo. Ten years later, they had uncovered 500,000 fragments of...


Hostile Skies

by David Morgan

The gripping personal story of a Falklands Fighter Ace. David Morgan, RAF officer and poet, relives his experiences during the Falklands War in this vivid memoir. On secondment to the Royal Navy when the Argentine...


The Taste Of Battle: Front Line Action 1914-1991

by Bryan Perrett

As close as you can get to the reality of war. Three generations of front line soldiers recount their experiences.

Few people today experience a live war situation; even professional soldiers can serve their...


Dunkirk: The British Evacuation, 1940

by Robert Jackson

The NEW YORK TIMES of 2 June 1940 summed up the greatest disaster in British history thus: ?As long as the English tongue survives, the word ?Dunkirk? will be spoken with reverence.? This book tells the story...


Royal Marines Commandos

by John Parker

The Royal Marines were originally formed under the auspices of the Royal Navy to guard its sailing ships from harm. They are proud of their history and origins but the Navy heritage is fading. John Parker charts...


The Silent Service: The Inside Story of the Royal Navy's Submarine Heroes

by John Parker

One of the great untold stories of the British services is that of the Royal Navy Submarine Service which entered the fray in World War I with 100 underwater craft. Through World War II, where submariners' prospects...


The Gurkhas

by John Parker

Their ferocity is as legendary as their loyalty to the British Monarch and their regimental histories are crammed with acts of incredible bravery and sacrifice. Their reputation as fearsome fighting men remains...


Strike Command

by John Parker

The two key components of air warfare conducted by the Royal Air Force virtually for the whole of the last century were the fighters and the bombers. By the 1960s these two roles had evolved into a single force...


Task Force

by John Parker

The Royal Navy at the start of the twenty-first century had undergone the most remarkable transformation. The Fleet is today the smallest since the start of the Napoleonic wars as surface vessels are no longer...


Black Watch

by John Parker

The Black Watch is one of the finest fighting forces in the world and has been engaged in virtually every worldwide conflict for the last three centuries. Named after the dark tartan of the soldiers' kilts,...


Desert Rats

by John Parker

In the recent war in Iraq, the 7th Armoured Brigade, bearers of the Desert Rats insignia, was immediately engaged in some of the fiercest early fighting, ultimately taking Basra for the Allies. The war in Iraq...


Commandos

by John Parker

The Commandos were Britain's first-ever special forces, formed in 1940 using volunteers from all three services. After the war, Commando units of the Royal Marines engaged in virtually every military scenario...


Countdown to Victory

by Barry Turner

In standard histories of the Second World War, the last six months in the western European arena invariably make a short epilogue. After the German failure in the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's bold counter attack...


100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought and Won 1914-1918

by Saul David

Saul David's 100 DAYS TO VICTORY is a totally original, utterly engaging account of the Great War - the first book to tell the story of the 'war to end all wars' through the events of one hundred key days between...


Suez 1956: The Inside Story of the First Oil War

by Barry Turner

In October 1956, Britain, France and Israel launched an attack on Egypt. For each of the contenders there was much more at stake than the future of the Canal. None of the combatants in the Suez campaign emerged...


Souls of the Sea

by Damien Tiernan

In January 2007, within the space of only six days, three large fishing boats - the Pere Charles, the Honey Dew II and the Renegade - capsized and sank off the south east coast of Ireland. There were eleven...


The Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell - Love, Betrayal, Big X and The Great Escape

by Simon Pearson

Roger Bushell was 'Big X', mastermind of the mass breakout from Stalag Luft III in March 1944, immortalised in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. Very little was known about Bushell until 2011, when his family...