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Lees Lieutenants 3 Volume Abridged: A Study in Command

by Douglas Southall Freeman

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of Douglas Southall Freeman's works. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of the American...


Sky Men: Always Expect the Unexpected - the Real Story of the Paras

by Robert Kershaw

Seventy years ago the army?s elite air assault force, the Parachute Regiment was formed, tough and well-trained, designed to fight hazardous operations behind enemy lines, with little or no backup. These are...


Lost Voices of the Royal Navy

by Max Arthur

Acclaimed historian Max Arthur pays tribute to the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1945. Drawing on the personal stories of those who have served during this period, he has created a unique narrative history of the...


Sub: Life on Board with the Hidden Heroes of Britain's Silent Service

by Danny Danziger

At any given time, up to three of the Royal Navy?s 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,...


Ancestors in the Arctic: A Photographic History of Dundee Whaling

by Macolm Archibald

Dundee, City of Discovery, is known around the world for its innovation, its jute and music, and its vibrant culture. But the critical role of the city’s whaling fleet and the wealth it generated for Dundee...


Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold and Daring

by Spencer C. Tucker

Brave, energetic, intensely patriotic, Stephen Decatur is America's first great naval hero after John Paul Jones. His short and dramatic life is a story of triumph and tragedy told by the noted historian and...


Hell on Earth: Sandakan - Australia's Greatest War Tragedy

by Michele Cunningham

The heart-rending story of the Australians brutally imprisoned in Sandakan, the Japanese POW camp in North Borneo, whose very name came to symbolise cruelty and ill-treatment.

In mid-1942, after the fall of Singapore,...


HMAS Sydney

by Tom Frame

On 19 November 1941, the pride of the Australian Navy, the light cruiser Sydney, fought a close-quarters battle with the German armed raider HSK Kormoran off Carnarvon on the West Australian coast. Both ships...


Ghost Platoon

by Frank Walker

"thoroughly researched and compelling . . . a chilling account' The Sun-Herald

An eye-opening account of Australian combat history, untold . . . until now.

In 1969 a ragtag unit of 39 men were thrown together...


Richard the Lionheart: The Mighty Crusader

by David Miller

King Richard I's personal bravery on the battlefield won him the name 'Lionheart' but as David Miller reveals, his battles and campaigns demonstrate a brilliant grasp of strategy and tactics. The 'Lionheart'...


The Somme

by Peter Hart & Nigel Steel

On 1 July 1916, Douglas Haig's army launched the 'Big Push' that was supposed finally to bring an end to the stalemate on the Western Front. What happened next was a human catastrophe: scrambling over the top...


Bloody April: Slaughter in the Skies Over Arras, 1917

by Peter Hart

As the Allies embarked upon the Battle of Arras, they desperately needed accurate aerial reconnaissance photographs. But by this point the Royal Flying Club were flying obsolete planes. The new German Albatros...


Cochrane

by Donald Thomas

The life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, later 10th Earl of Dundonald, was more extraordinary than that of Nelson, more far fetched than that of Hornblower or Patrick O'Brien's Jack Aubrey. Born the son of an eccentric...


Operation Barras

by William Fowler

In September 2000 eleven British soldiers were captured by a notorious militia gang in Sierra Leone. The so-called 'West Side Boys' had subjected their part of the country to a long reign of terror, murdering,...


Last Stand: Famous Battles Against The Odds

by Bryan Perrett

What do soldiers do when all is lost? They keep fighting! In this best-selling anthology, Bryan Perrett provides gripping accounts of close-quarter battles and hard fought victory against all the odds. His journey...


The Changing Face Of Battle

by Bryan Perrett

Mankind has always been in conflict. Without battle there would be no peace, no stability. Men go to war to defend, or acquire, territory they see as rightfully theirs; to defend, or impose, beliefs that they...


Iron Fist: Classic Armoured Warfare

by Bryan Perrett

The story of the evolution of armoured warfare in the 20th century, which has seen tanks and other armoured vehicles develop from lumbering, primitive and vulnerable Goliaths to the immensely potent and manoeuvrable...


Heroes Of The Hour

by Bryan Perrett

This book looks back to the time when an individual could change the course of history in a single battle or engagement, and yet still be forgotten. Here are the stories of the men who were regarded as heroes...


Gunboat!: Small Ships At War

by Bryan Perrett

Britain, like other colonial powers, established, controlled and accessed her empire from the seas. It was realised that the preservation of secure trading conditions required armed ships able to operate in...


For Valour

by Bryan Perrett

The Victoria Cross, a simple bronze cross inscribed For Valour on the front and engraved with the recipient's name, rank, number, unit and the date of the action on the reverse, was first awarded by Queen Victoria...