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Nelson's Battles: The Triumph of British Seapower

by Nicholas Tracy

Horatio Nelson was a hero from the time when his dramatic initiative won the battle of St Vincent in 1797, while his last battle, at Trafalgar, reduced the enemy naval forces so thoroughly that they were no...


Marine From Mandalay

by James Leasor

This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back...


Leadership In Conflict

by Matthew Hughes & Matthew Seligmann

The First World War was a conflict in which personality and character mattered. Its course and outcome were decided by determined individuals who had to make momentous decisions in very trying circumstances....


The Last of the Bengal Lancers

by Francis Ingall

One of the last of the famed Bengal Lancers, Brigadier Ingall has spent most of his life in India and Pakistan. When he first went to India in 1929, all the officers were English and all the enlisted men were...


Friend or Foe: Friendly Fire at Sea 1939-1945

by Paul Kemp

During the Second World War, there were over 100 instances of naval engagements between ships, submarines and aircraft of the same side. In the past there has often been a reluctance by the authorities to admit...


Four Men Went to War

by Bruce Lewis

This book tells of the adventures of four men of different nationalities who found themselves caught up in the maelstrom of the Second World War.


A History of British Infantry: For Love of Regiment, Volume 2, 1915-1994

by Charles Messenger

The author explains how the tradition of loyalty to the regiment has served the British Army so well over the past 350 years and, in his vivid description of some of the major campaigns in which it has fought,...


The Escape From Elba: The Fall & Flight of Napoleon 1814-1815

by Norman Mackenze

The year is 1814. The Allies have driven Napoleon's once-mighty armies back to Paris. Trapped, forced to abdicate after two decades of triumphant rule, the Emperor takes leave of his comrades-in-arms and sets...


Decisive Battles of the English Civil War

by Malcolm Wanklyn

In this stimulating and original investigation of the decisive battles of the English Civil War, Malcolm Wanklyn reassesses what actually happened on the battlefield and as a result sheds new light on the causes...


Challengers and Chargers: A History of the Life Guards 1945-92

by William Lloyd

This history of the Life Guards traces the regiment's story right to the end of its existence and its amalgamation with the Blues and Royals.


Byng of Vimy: General and Governor General

by Jeffrey Williams

Field Marshal the Viscount Byng of Vimy did not fit into the conventional mould in the Army, as Governor-General of Canada or as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Few officers commanded more widespread...


Buller: A Scapegoat?: A Life of General Sir Redvers Buller VC

by Geoffrey Powell

A succession of British disasters marked the early months of the Boer War of 1899-1902. It was the start of modern warfare: the empty battlefield. A scapegoat was found for thedefects revealed; Redvers Buller,...


Artillery of Words: The Writings of Sir Winston Churchill

by Frederick Woods

During his long lifetime, Sir Winston Churchill wrote 50 books and more than 800 feature articles. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. This book, by the author of "Young Winston's Wars" and "Bibliography...


Aristide: Warlord of the Resistance

by David Nicolson

This is the story of Roger Landes - "Aristide" of F Section, Special Operations Executive - who was born in Paris of British parents and came to London in 1938, to work in the LCC's Architects Department. After...


Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea': The Story of 835 Naval Air Squadron in the Second World War

by E.E. Barringer

This is the story of 835 Naval Air Squadron as told by one of its surviving officers. It tells the story of the outstanding fleets of flying and the importance of the Merchant Navy in the Second World War.


A Spy's London

by Roy Berkeley

A different kind of tour guide, to 136 sites in London associated with spies and spycatchers in the last century of English history.


Great Battles of the Hellenistic World

by Joseph Pietrykowski

For almost two centuries the Macedonian phalanx, created by Philip II and refined by his son, Alexander the Great, dominated the battlefields of the ancient world from the sweltering riverbanks of India to the...


Finding Foxholes: A World War II Infantry Route, Then . . . and 48 Years Later

by Faye Berger & Russel Albrecht

"When you start reading Finding Foxholes, you will not be able to lay the book down. Faye Berger weaves history, the present, and the future together in a most fascinating way. War is different now. The causes...


The Politics of War Memory in Japan: Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War

by Kamila Szczepanska

Since the 1990s, questions of Japanese wartime conduct, apologies for aggression, and compensation to former victims of the country's imperial policies, have been brought to the fore of national and regional...


South Pacific Cauldron: World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds

by Alan Rems

The war in the South Pacific in its entirety has remained remarkably neglected by historians. This is the first comprehensive narrative history covering all land, sea and air operations in the theater to the...