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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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If you loved American Sniper this is the book for you. No Easy Day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer is the first-person account of Bin Laden's execution. For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US ...
No Easy Day: The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden
If you loved American Sniper this is the book for you. No Easy Day by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer is the first-person account of Bin Laden's execution. For the first time anywhere, a first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from inside the US Navy SEAL team who carried out the extraordinary mission to kill the terrorist mastermind. No Easy Day puts readers inside the elite, handpicked twenty-four-man team known as SEAL Team Six as they train for the most important mission of their lives: the SEALs were going after bin Laden. From the crash of the Black Hawk helicopter that threatened the mission with disaster to the radio call confirming their target was dead, the SEAL team raid on bin Laden's secret HQ is recounted in nail-biting second-by-second detail. In No Easy Day, team leader Mark Owen takes readers behind enemy lines with one of the world's most astonishing fighting forces, in the only insider's account of their most spectacular mission. Praise for No Easy Day: 'No Easy Day amounts to a cinematic account of the raid to kill Bin Laden: you feel as if you're sitting in the Black Hawk as it swoops in.' NY Times 'A blistering first-hand account' The Sun Mark Owen is a former member of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group, commonly known as SEAL Team Six. In his many years as a Navy SEAL, he has participated in hundreds of missions around the globe, including the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean in 2009. Owen was a team leader on Operation Neptune Spear in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on 1 May 2011, which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Owen was one of the first men through the door on the third floor of the terrorist mastermind's hideout, where he witnessed bin Laden's death. Mark Owen's name and the names of the other SEALs mentioned in this book have been changed for their security. Kevin Maurer has covered special-operations forces for nine years. He has been embedded with the Special Forces in Afghanistan six times, spent a month in 2006 with special-operations units in east Africa, and has embedded with US forces in Iraq and Haiti. He is the author of four books, including several about special operations.
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13.65 USD

No Easy Day: The Only First-hand Account of the Navy Seal Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden

by Kevin Maurer, Mark Owen
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NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. ...
First Man In: Leading from the Front
NUMBER 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life's challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he's learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure. To survive the gruelling selection process to become a member of the elite you need toughness, aggression, meticulous attention to detail and unrelenting self-discipline, all traits that make for the best leaders. After 13 years service in the military, with 4 years as a Special Boat Service (SBS) sniper, Ant Middleton is the epitome of what it takes to excel. He served in the SBS, the naval wing of the special forces, the Royal Marines and 9 Parachute Squadron Royal, achieving what is known as the `Holy Trinity' of the UK's Elite Forces. As a point man in the SBS, Ant was always the first man through the door, the first man into the dark, and the first man in harm's way. In this fascinating, exhilarating and revealing book, Ant speaks about the highs and gut-wrenching lows of his life - from the thrill of passing Special Forces Selection to dealing with the early death of his father and ending up in prison on leaving the military - and draws valuable lessons that we can all use in our daily lives.
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14.18 USD

First Man In: Leading from the Front

by Ant Middleton
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*** WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 *** ***WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE 2018*** 'A masterpiece of history and memoir' Evening Standard 'Superb. This is a necessary book - painful, harrowing, tragic, but also uplifting' The Times Little Lien wasn't taken from her ...
The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found: The Costa Book of the Year 2018
*** WINNER OF THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 *** ***WINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE 2018*** 'A masterpiece of history and memoir' Evening Standard 'Superb. This is a necessary book - painful, harrowing, tragic, but also uplifting' The Times Little Lien wasn't taken from her Jewish parents in the Hague - she was given away in the hope that she might be saved. Hidden and raised by a foster family in the provinces during the Nazi occupation, she survived the war only to find that her real parents had not. Much later, she fell out with her foster family, and Bart van Es - the grandson of Lien's foster parents - knew he needed to find out why. His account of tracing Lien and telling her story is a searing exploration of two lives and two families. It is a story about love and misunderstanding and about the ways that our most painful experiences - so crucial in defining us - can also be redefined. 'Luminous, elegant, haunting - I read it straight through' Philippe Sands, author of East West Street 'Deeply moving. Writes with an almost Sebaldian simplicity and understatement' Guardian
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15.75 USD

The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found: The Costa Book of the Year 2018

by Bart van Es
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SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BRITISH ARMY MILITARY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 'Truly essential' Simon Sebag Montefiore The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from bestselling historian Eugene Rogan For some four centuries the Ottoman ...
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920
SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BRITISH ARMY MILITARY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 'Truly essential' Simon Sebag Montefiore The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from bestselling historian Eugene Rogan For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powerful states in Europe as well as ruler of the Middle East. By 1914 it had been drastically weakened and circled by numerous predators waiting to finish it off. Following the Ottoman decision to join the First World War on the side of the Central Powers the British, French and Russians hatched a plan to finish the Ottomans off: an ambitious and unprecedented invasion of Gallipoli... Eugene Rogan's remarkable book recreates one of the most important but poorly understood fronts of the First World War. Despite fighting back with great skill and ferocity against the Allied onslaught and humiliating the British both at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia (Iraq), the Ottomans were ultimately defeated, clearing the way for the making, for better or worse, of a new Middle East which has endured to the present.
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17.32 USD

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920

by Eugene Rogan
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The First World War and German National Identity is an original and carefully researched study of the coalition between Imperial Germany and Austria-Hungary during the First World War. Focusing on the attitudes taken by governmental circles, politically active groups, intellectuals, and the broader public towards the German-speaking population in the ...
Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare: Series Number 47: The First World War and German National Identity: The Dual Alliance at War
The First World War and German National Identity is an original and carefully researched study of the coalition between Imperial Germany and Austria-Hungary during the First World War. Focusing on the attitudes taken by governmental circles, politically active groups, intellectuals, and the broader public towards the German-speaking population in the Habsburg Monarchy, Jan Vermeiren explores how the war challenged established notions of German national identity and history. In this context, he also sheds new light on key issues in the military and the diplomatic relationship between Berlin and Vienna, re-examining the German war aims debate and presenting many new insights into German-Hungarian and German-Slav relations in the period. The book is a major contribution to German and Central European history and will be of great interest to scholars of the First World War and the complex relationship between war and society.
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36.740000 USD

Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare: Series Number 47: The First World War and German National Identity: The Dual Alliance at War

by Jan Vermeiren
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This is a major new account of the Battle of Jutland, the key naval battle of the First World War in which the British Grand Fleet engaged the German High Seas Fleet off the coast of Denmark in 1916. Beginning with the building of the two fleets, John Brooks reveals ...
Cambridge Military Histories: The Battle of Jutland
This is a major new account of the Battle of Jutland, the key naval battle of the First World War in which the British Grand Fleet engaged the German High Seas Fleet off the coast of Denmark in 1916. Beginning with the building of the two fleets, John Brooks reveals the key technologies employed, from ammunition, gunnery and fire control, to signalling and torpedoes, as well as the opposing commanders' tactical expectations and battle orders. In describing Jutland's five major phases, he offers important new interpretations of the battle itself and how the outcome was influenced by technology, as well as the tactics and leadership of the principal commanders, with the reliability of their own accounts of the fighting reassessed. The book draws on contemporary sources which have rarely been cited in previous accounts, including the despatches of both the British and German formations, along with official records, letters and memoirs.
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39.890000 USD

Cambridge Military Histories: The Battle of Jutland

by John Brooks
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In 1898, in an era of racial terror at home and imperial conquest abroad, the United States sent its troops to suppress the Filipino struggle for independence, including three regiments of the famed African American Buffalo Soldiers. Among them was David Fagen, a twenty-year-old private in the Twenty-Fourth Infantry, who ...
Fagen: An African American Renegade in the Philippine-American War
In 1898, in an era of racial terror at home and imperial conquest abroad, the United States sent its troops to suppress the Filipino struggle for independence, including three regiments of the famed African American Buffalo Soldiers. Among them was David Fagen, a twenty-year-old private in the Twenty-Fourth Infantry, who deserted to join the Filipino guerrillas. He led daring assaults and ambushes against his former comrades and commanders-who relentlessly pursued him without success-and his name became famous in the Philippines and in the African American community. The outlines of Fagen's legend have been known for more than a century, but the details of his military achievements, his personal history, and his ultimate fate have remained a mystery-until now. Michael Morey tracks Fagen's life from his youth in Tampa as a laborer in a phosphate camp through his troubled sixteen months in the army, and, most importantly, over his long-obscured career as a guerrilla officer. Morey places this history in its larger military, political, and social context to tell the story of the young renegade whose courage and defiance challenged the supremacist assumptions of the time.
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38.800000 USD

Fagen: An African American Renegade in the Philippine-American War

by Michael Morey
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Launched in 1914, two years after the ill-fated voyage of her sister ship, RMS Titanic, the Britannic was intended to be superior to her tragic twin in every way. But war intervened and in 1915 she was requisitioned as a hospital ship. Just one year later, while on her way ...
Exploring the Britannic: The life, last voyage and wreck of Titanic's tragic twin
Launched in 1914, two years after the ill-fated voyage of her sister ship, RMS Titanic, the Britannic was intended to be superior to her tragic twin in every way. But war intervened and in 1915 she was requisitioned as a hospital ship. Just one year later, while on her way to collect troops wounded in the Balkans campaign, she fell victim to a mine laid by a German U-boat and tragically sank in the middle of the Aegean Sea. There her wreck lay, at a depth of 400 feet, until it was discovered 59 years later by legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau. In 1996 the wreck was bought by the author of this book, Simon Mills. Exploring the Britannic tells the complete story of this enigmatic ship: her construction, launch and life, her fateful last voyage, and the historical findings resulting from the exploration of the well-preserved wreck over a period of 40 years. With remarkable sonar scans and many never before seen photographs of the wreck, plus fold-out sections of the original Harland & Wolff ship plans, not previously published in their entirety, Exploring the Britannic finally details how the mysteries surrounding the 100-year-old enigma were laid to rest, and what the future might also hold for her.
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42.66 USD

Exploring the Britannic: The life, last voyage and wreck of Titanic's tragic twin

by Simon Mills
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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. An Equal Burden is the first scholarly study of the ...
An Equal Burden: The Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. An Equal Burden is the first scholarly study of the Army Medical Services in the First World War to focus on the roles and experiences of the men of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Though they were not professional medical caregivers, they were called upon to provide urgent medical care and, as non-combatants, were forbidden from carrying weapons. Their role in the war effort was quite unique and warranting of further study. Structured both chronologically and thematically, An Equal Burden examines the work that RAMC rankers undertook and its importance to the running of the chain of medical evacuation. It additionally explores the gendered status of these men within the medical, military, and cultural hierarchies of a society engaged in total war. Through close readings of official documents, personal papers, and cultural representations, Meyer argues that the ranks of the RAMC formed a space in which non-commissioned servicemen, through their many roles, defined and redefined medical caregiving as men's work in wartime.
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110.91 USD

An Equal Burden: The Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War

by Jessica Meyer
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The most common image of world politics involves states negotiating, cooperating, or sometimes fighting with one another; billiard balls in motion on a global pool table. Yet working through local proxies or agents, through what Eli Berman and David A. Lake call a strategy of indirect control, has always been ...
Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents
The most common image of world politics involves states negotiating, cooperating, or sometimes fighting with one another; billiard balls in motion on a global pool table. Yet working through local proxies or agents, through what Eli Berman and David A. Lake call a strategy of indirect control, has always been a central tool of foreign policy. Understanding how countries motivate local allies to act in sometimes costly ways, and when and how that strategy succeeds, is essential to effective foreign policy in today's world. In this splendid collection, Berman and Lake apply a variant of principal-agent theory in which the alignment of interests or objectives between a powerful state and a local proxy is central. Through analysis of nine detailed cases, Proxy Wars finds that: when principals use rewards and punishments tailored to the agent's domestic politics, proxies typically comply with their wishes; when the threat to the principal or the costs to the agent increase, the principal responds with higher-powered incentives and the proxy responds with greater effort; if interests diverge too much, the principal must either take direct action or admit that indirect control is unworkable. Covering events from Denmark under the Nazis to the Korean War to contemporary Afghanistan, and much in between, the chapters in Proxy Wars engage many disciplines and will suit classes taught in political science, economics, international relations, security studies, and much more.
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31.450000 USD

Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents

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This authoritative history of the Royal New Zealand Engineers offers a comprehensive account of the corps' actions, events and personnel from the New Zealand Wars of the 19th century to the present. It examines military engineering in New Zealand, the corps' role in overseas wars and home defences, and provides ...
Won by the Spade: How the Royal New Zealand Engineers Built a Nation
This authoritative history of the Royal New Zealand Engineers offers a comprehensive account of the corps' actions, events and personnel from the New Zealand Wars of the 19th century to the present. It examines military engineering in New Zealand, the corps' role in overseas wars and home defences, and provides a contemporary record of New Zealand's contribution to military engineering, including demining operations, peacekeeping and civil aid missions. Won by the Spade carries underlying themes of military innovation and engineering's contribution to national development. In New Zealand's context military engineering played a key role in building infrastructure in an otherwise undeveloped country. The warfare in the North Island saw military engineers do this utility work until the 1870s, when peace prevailed. Military roads and communication corridors aided military success and opened up the country. Similarly, the electric telegraph hemmed in rebellious tribes as effectively as weapons. Thereafter a tradition developed of citizen sappers taking their civil experience into the military and, after several overseas wars, bring the experience back to developmental roles in civic, transport, utility and industrial sectors. With about 40 per cent of early European settlers in technological occupations, theirs was going to be a society which took to military engineering well. And it did.
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85.30 USD

Won by the Spade: How the Royal New Zealand Engineers Built a Nation

by Peter Cooke
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This book is the first to bring together analyses of the full range of post-war testimony given by survivors of the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Auschwitz Sonderkommando were slave labourers in the gas chambers and crematoria, forced to process and dispose of the bodies of those who were murdered. They ...
The Auschwitz Sonderkommando: Testimonies, Histories, Representations
This book is the first to bring together analyses of the full range of post-war testimony given by survivors of the Sonderkommando of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Auschwitz Sonderkommando were slave labourers in the gas chambers and crematoria, forced to process and dispose of the bodies of those who were murdered. They have been central to a number of key topics in post-war debates about the Shoah: collaboration, moral compromise and survival, resistance, representation, and the possibility of bearing witness. Their testimony however has mostly met with a reluctance to engage in depth with it. Moving from testimonies produced within the event, the Scrolls of Auschwitz and the Sonderkommando photographs, to testimonies given at trials and for video archives, and to the paintings of David Olere and the film Shoah by Claude Lanzmann, this book demonstrates the importance of their witnessing in the post-war memory of the Holocaust, and provides vital new insights into the questions of representation, memory, gender, and the Shoah.
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89.240000 USD

The Auschwitz Sonderkommando: Testimonies, Histories, Representations

by Dominic Williams, Nicholas Chare
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`THE BIG SHOW IS AS CLOSE AS YOU'LL EVER GET TO FIGHTING YOUR LIFE FROM THE COCKPIT OF A SPITFIRE OR TYPHOON. PERHAPS MOST VISCERALLY EXCITING BOOK EVER WRITTEN BY A FIGHTER PILOT' Rowland White, Author of Vulcan 607 Pierre Clostermann DFC was one of the outstanding Allied aces of ...
The Big Show: The Classic Account of WWII Aerial Combat
`THE BIG SHOW IS AS CLOSE AS YOU'LL EVER GET TO FIGHTING YOUR LIFE FROM THE COCKPIT OF A SPITFIRE OR TYPHOON. PERHAPS MOST VISCERALLY EXCITING BOOK EVER WRITTEN BY A FIGHTER PILOT' Rowland White, Author of Vulcan 607 Pierre Clostermann DFC was one of the outstanding Allied aces of the Second World War. A Frenchman who flew with the RAF, he survived over 420 operational sorties, shooting down scores of enemy aircraft, while friends and comrades lost their lives in the deadly skies above Europe. The Big Show, his extraordinary account of the war has been described as the greatest pilot's memoir of WWII. `
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20.950000 USD

The Big Show: The Classic Account of WWII Aerial Combat

by Pierre Clostermann
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Heroic Horses tells the tale of a number of military horses and their contributions in a range of wars and conflicts across the globe from the Napoleonic era to the Korean War. The book recounts the stories and exploits of some famous war horses and some far less well-known, along ...
Heroic Horses: Tales of Equine Courage and Endurance in Wars from Waterloo to Korea
Heroic Horses tells the tale of a number of military horses and their contributions in a range of wars and conflicts across the globe from the Napoleonic era to the Korean War. The book recounts the stories and exploits of some famous war horses and some far less well-known, along with those of their riders, and in so doing describes the history of those wars and campaigns. The theme is the heroic nature of the horses' service and how different breeds have made varying contributions, based upon the breed characteristics and the individual nature of the mounts concerned. The breeds of horses which feature include; Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Basuto Ponies, Mustangs, Australian Walers, South African Boerpeerds, Hunters, Appaloosas, and even a Mongolian Pony, along with mentions of numerous others. The objective is to tell the war story from the horse's perspective and hence understand the campaigns from an equine perspective. This is the first book that will tell the stories of many equine heroes, rather than of a particular horse, and the first to base the history not only around the war concerned but also around the breed. The first chapter focuses on the life of the Duke of Wellington's Thoroughbred, Copenhagen, who carried him through the Peninsula and the 100 Days of the Waterloo Campaign. The descendant of one of the most famous racehorses of all time, Eclipse, through Copenhagen we learn of the early development of the Thoroughbred racehorse and then of the Duke of Wellington's military career, culminating at Waterloo. Finally, we enjoy Copenhagen's years of fame as an equine superstar. Next the book considers the Crimean War. Despite his many flaws, it took great courage for Lord Cardigan to lead his cavalry into the Russian guns at Balaclava. We hear his story from the perspective of the incredibly honest and brave Thoroughbred, Ronald, who led the Charge of the Light Brigade. We hear of Ronald's life, the Crimean War and also the story of another Thoroughbred who charged that day, Sir Briggs. An ex-Steeplechaser owned by Lord Tredegar, through Sir Briggs we learn something of the early development of the sport of Steeplechasing. Turning to the United States, we discuss the remarkable career of the Mustang, Tartar, from surviving the winter snows of the Utah campaign against the Mormons in 1857/8 and on through the entire Civil War. The stories of other equine battlers of the war are also told, including General Meade's horse, Old Baldy, who saw action in nine major battles, before we move back out west to discover how, after the Fetterman Massacre at Fort Phil Kearny, John Portugee Phillips rode Dandy for three days and nights through snow drifts and sub-zero temperatures to raise help from Fort Laramie. They arrived on Christmas day but the effort was too much for poor Dandy who collapsed dead of exhaustion on arrival. Staying in the west, we discuss possibly the most famous military Mustang of all, Comanche, the only survivor of Custer's Last Stand at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The mount of Captain Myles Keogh, through Comanche we retell the story of both Keogh and Custer and in so doing learn much about the Mustang breed and Indian Warfare on the Great Plains. Finally, despite his many wounds it is a story with a happy ending as Comanche enjoyed a celebrated retirement as mascot for the 7th Cavalry. A year after the Little Bighorn the peaceable Nez Perce tribe of Idaho who were provoked into conflict and gave the US Army a consummate lesson in mobile mounted warfare. Accomplished horse breeders, they had developed the spotty Appaloosa from native stock into a hard sure footed breed of great endurance and adaptability. Throughout 1877 on their Appaloosas they were to out run the US Army over 1700 miles of Idaho, Wyoming, Yellowstone and Montana for 113 days, defeating the soldiers on numerous occasions despite being outnumbered. We discover the history of this remarkable breed and tell the story of this epic campaign of manoeuvre and endurance which culminated in their defeat and capture just 40 miles from the Canadian border. Turning to the Zulu War the book looks at the Basuto breed. With the British Central Column defeated by the Zulus at Isandlwana and the southern column besieged at Eshowe, Lord Chelmsford hoped that Colonel Wood's Northern Column might provide some much needed success. In one of the lesser known battles of the Zulu War, the then Lieutenant Colonel Redvers Buller led his men to the summit of Hlobane plateau in the hope of capturing Zulu cattle. What he discovered was a Zulu Impi which trapped his mounted infantry and left them with the 400ft knife edge drop of the Devil's Pass as their only escape. On his brave, sure footed Basuto Pony, Warrior, Trooper George Mossop leapt down that pass and despite impaling himself, Warrior went on to carry Mossop the 12 miles to safety at Khambula. The chapter covers the history of this campaign and the development of the Basuto breed along with the story of how Buller won his VC that day. Next we turn to the breed of endurance specialists, the Arabian Horse, and describe how it contributed to British Colonial conflicts in the later nineteenth century. Vonolel was the Arabian that carried Lord Frederick Roberts 300 miles across Afghanistan to Kandahar to win a famous victory. Also there on that campaign was Lt Col Francis Brownlow of the 72nd Highlanders who rode his remarkable chestnut Arabian, Maidan, who had been bred in the Nejd of Saudi Arabia. A remarkable horse that was born in 1869 and had already won many races, Maidan went on to further campaigns and to win many more races before his death in England. Finally, we hear of Maharajah, the Arabian mount of the Imperial Yeoman, Captain Jack Seely. Against the Imperial Yeomanry were the Boer Commandos of Christian De Wet on their mobile hardy Boerperds. Maharajah carried Jack throughout his tour in the equine holocaust of the 2nd Boer War and was one of the few horses to return home. The story of horses in World War I has become associated with the futility of the charge against trenches, machine guns and barbed wire. However, in the Middle East where mobility was key, cavalry had notable success such as that of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba on 31st October 1917. Trooper Sloan Scotty Bolton charged that day on his Waler horse, Monty and we tell their story, as has been told in the 1987 feature film The Light Horsemen. We tell of the development of the Waler breed and their adaptability to the dessert, and also of the contribution of British cavalry, such as the magnificent charge of the Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry at Agagia against the Senussi tribe in Egypt. In addition to describing Allenby's cavalry campaigns, we also link back to the story of the now General Jack Seely and hear of the equally heroic and magnificent, but sadly more costly, charge of Lord Strathcona's Horse of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade at Moreuil Wood on the Western Front. Closer to a scene out of Spielberg's Warhorse, we describe how Lieutenant Gordon Flowerdew earned his VC on 31th March 1918 and helped to stop the German advance on the Western Front. Equine involvement in war did not cease with the Treaty of Versailles. An Italian Equestrian of Olympic standard named Amadeo Guillet was to show that in the terrain of Abyssinia, mounted troops could still be successful. In telling his story we describe the Abyssinian Crisis of 1935 and how on Christmas Day he charged on his Arabian, Sandor to defeat Haile Selassie's troops at Selaclaca Gorge. Subsequently during the Second World War, again astride Sandor, he charged with over 500 mounted men against British and Indian troops in armoured cars and tanks at Keru, throwing grenades as they went. Our final equine hero comes from the US Marine Corps at Outpost Vegas during the Korean War. Purchased by 2nd Lt Eric Pedersen, of the Recoilless Rifle Platoon of the Anti-tank Company of the 5th Marine Corps, Sergeant Reckless was a chestnut Mongolian pony from the racecourse at Seoul who was trained to carry 75mm ammunition. On 25 March 1953 Sgt Reckless carried those shells by himself, without being led, across paddy fields and up steep hills a distance of 1,800yds. He made that trip 51 times, carrying wounded men back down as he went, and earning two purple hearts for his wounds in the process. Back in the USA at the end of the war he was a highly decorated veteran and celebrity who in 1990 was ranked by Life Magazine as one of the top 100 US heroes of all time alongside Washington and Lincoln. The book should appeal to anyone with a general interest in military history who is after a new perspective on otherwise familiar, or in some cases, little known history. However, the book is written in such a way that it will also be of interest to anyone with a love of horses or equestrian pursuits. With the courage of horses not limited to one nation there are stories from across the English speaking world, notably, UK, USA, Australia, South Africa, Canada, and New Zealand. It should also appeal to the Arabian world due to the many references to Arab horses and there is even the story of an heroic Arabian owned by an Italian. By telling the story of conflicts with the horse as the protagonist, Heroic Horses brings alive the histories for a wider range of readers than would be the case if the viewpoint were that of the leader. In focusing on the stories of the horses rather than the riders, Heroic Horse, in non-fictional form, taps into the same spirit as Michael Murpogo's War Horse, the tale of the fictional horse Joey. These real stories of equine endeavour are equally moving and since they relate to an innate and global human affection for the horse, and enable to horrors and gallantry of war to be examined afresh from the perspective of the morally blameless servant of the soldier.
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34.04 USD

Heroic Horses: Tales of Equine Courage and Endurance in Wars from Waterloo to Korea

by Duncan Forer
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Few issues created greater consensus among Civil War-era northerners than the belief that the secessionists had committed treason. But as William A. Blair shows in this engaging history, the way politicians, soldiers, and civilians dealt with disloyalty varied widely. Citizens often moved more swiftly than federal agents in punishing traitors ...
With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era
Few issues created greater consensus among Civil War-era northerners than the belief that the secessionists had committed treason. But as William A. Blair shows in this engaging history, the way politicians, soldiers, and civilians dealt with disloyalty varied widely. Citizens often moved more swiftly than federal agents in punishing traitors in their midst, forcing the government to rethink legal practices and definitions. In reconciling the northern contempt for treachery with a demonstrable record of judicial leniency toward the South, Blair illuminates the other ways that northerners punished perceived traitors, including confiscating slaves, arresting newspaper editors for expressions of free speech, and limiting voting. Ultimately, punishment for treason extended well beyond wartime and into the framework of Reconstruction policies, including the construction of the Fourteenth Amendment. Establishing how treason was defined not just by the Lincoln administration, Congress, and the courts but also by the general public, Blair reveals the surprising implications for North and South alike.
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31.450000 USD

With Malice Toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era

by William A Blair
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Written by a pilot who flew near-daily combat missions, this engrossing book is the story of one man, his colleagues and his machine, the mighty F-4 Phantom II, at war. Sherman Lead is the gripping story of a year flying the F-4 in combat during the Vietnam War, told through ...
Sherman Lead: Flying the F-4D Phantom II in Vietnam
Written by a pilot who flew near-daily combat missions, this engrossing book is the story of one man, his colleagues and his machine, the mighty F-4 Phantom II, at war. Sherman Lead is the gripping story of a year flying the F-4 in combat during the Vietnam War, told through the eyes of a fighter pilot. Operating out of Ubon Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand in 1968-69, Gail Peck and his squadronmates in the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing were tasked with flying combat missions into North Vietnam and Laos at this time as part of Operations Rolling Thunder and Steel Tiger. The F-4 was heavily involved in the air-to-ground mission at this time, with targets being well defended by enemy anti-aircraft artillery and surface-to-air missiles. Gail Peck's arrival in-theatre coincided with the beginning of electro-optical and laser guided `smart' bomb combat operations. There were periods of fierce combat interspersed with lulls, and the fighting was intense and unforgettable to those who participated. Some men lived through it, and others died without a clear understanding of why.
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42.66 USD

Sherman Lead: Flying the F-4D Phantom II in Vietnam

by Gaillard R. Peck, Jr
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This book examines the history of Herbert Hoover's Commission for Relief in Belgium, which supplied humanitarian aid to the millions of civilians trapped behind German lines in Belgium and Northern France during World War I. Here, Clotilde Druelle focuses on the little-known work of the CRB in Northern France, crossing ...
Feeding Occupied France during World War I: Herbert Hoover and the Blockade
This book examines the history of Herbert Hoover's Commission for Relief in Belgium, which supplied humanitarian aid to the millions of civilians trapped behind German lines in Belgium and Northern France during World War I. Here, Clotilde Druelle focuses on the little-known work of the CRB in Northern France, crossing continents and excavating neglected archives to tell the story of daily life under Allied blockade in the region. She shows how the survival of 2.3 million French civilians came to depend upon the transnational mobilization of a new sort of diplomatic actor-the non-governmental organization. Lacking formal authority, the leaders of the CRB claimed moral authority, introducing the concepts of a humanitarian food emergency and humanitarian corridors and ushering in a new age of international relations and American hegemony.
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104.990000 USD

Feeding Occupied France during World War I: Herbert Hoover and the Blockade

by Clotilde Druelle
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Preserved today as a museum in her namesake state, the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) saw combat during WWII and the Korean War and was the only battleship of any nation to see service during the Vietnam War. Following service in Vietnam, New Jersey was again retired to the reserve ...
USS New Jersey (BB62): From World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to Museum Ship
Preserved today as a museum in her namesake state, the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62) saw combat during WWII and the Korean War and was the only battleship of any nation to see service during the Vietnam War. Following service in Vietnam, New Jersey was again retired to the reserve fleet; there she languished from 1969 to 1982, when the Reagan administration reactivated and modernized the New Jersey and her three Iowa-class sistersaIowa, Missouri, and Wisconsinaand returned the massive ships to service. New Jersey was again decommissioned and returned to the reserve fleet in 1991. In a move that remains controversial even now, in 1999 the New Jersey was declared surplus by the Navy. The custody of the ship was then transferred to the Home Port Alliance organization in Camden, New Jersey, who currently maintains the battleship as a memorial and museum. This book, through more than 225 photos, documents the history from her construction through combat during each of her wars, and her preservation today. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.
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20.990000 USD

USS New Jersey (BB62): From World War II, Korea, and Vietnam to Museum Ship

by David Doyle
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The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was widely regarded as the Luftwaffe's finest fighter. It first saw service in France in August 1941, immediately proving itself at least the equal of the then latest Spitfire variant, the Mk.V. There were a number of characteristics which contributed to the Fw 190's success. The ...
FOCKE-WULF Fw 190: The Early Years - Operations Over France and Britain
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was widely regarded as the Luftwaffe's finest fighter. It first saw service in France in August 1941, immediately proving itself at least the equal of the then latest Spitfire variant, the Mk.V. There were a number of characteristics which contributed to the Fw 190's success. The first of these was that it had been designed from the outset to be a weapons platform, rather than an aircraft to which weapons were added, as was the case with previous fighters. This meant that it could carry a wide range of armament in the form of various combinations of bomb racks, cannon pods and, later, unguided rockets. It was also built to withstand heavy punishment, with the extensive use of electrically-powered equipment instead of the hydraulic systems which, used by most aircraft manufacturers of the time, were more susceptible to failure if damaged by gunfire. The relatively small diameters of electrical wires were much less likely to be hit by gunfire than larger hydraulic pipes. Another element in the Fw 190's construction which added to its durability was its wide-tracked, inwards-retracting landing gear, as opposed to the much narrower, outwards-retracting landing gear of the Messerschmitt Bf 109\. This gave the Fw 190 much greater stability on the ground which resulted in far fewer ground accidents than experienced by the Bf 109. The Fw 190's BMW 801 D-2 radial engine also produced 1,677 horse power, giving the early Focke-Wulf 190 A-8 a top speed of more than 400 miles per hour - which was considerably faster than the early variant Spitfires. It was the Spitfires with which the Fw 190 pilots frequently had to contend when in combat over the English Channel, and particularly during the Allied raid on Dieppe in August 1942, when more than 100 Focke-Wulfs (from Jagdgeschwaders JG 2 and JG 26) engaged Spitfires and Hawker Typhoons, claiming sixty-one Allied aircraft 'kills' against just twenty-five losses of their own. The Fw 190's weapons capability also saw it used as a fighter-bomber. The Fw 190 A-3/U3 Jabo was used with considerable effect against Allied shipping in the Channel and against the south-eastern coasts of England in 1942 in tip-and-runs raids. These fast, low-level attacks proved very difficult for the defending RAF squadrons to counter and only one Fw 190 was lost on these operations. In this illuminating study of the early service of the Fw 190, Chris Goss has assembled a unique collection of photographs illustrating the wide use of this highly versatile aircraft.
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25.58 USD

FOCKE-WULF Fw 190: The Early Years - Operations Over France and Britain

by Chris Goss
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This volume presents the intellectual autobiographies of fourteen leading scholars in the fields of history, literature, film and cultural studies who have dedicated a considerable part of their career to researching the history and memories of France during the Second World War. Basedin five different countries, Margaret Atack, Marc Dambre, ...
Ego-histories of France and the Second World War: Writing Vichy
This volume presents the intellectual autobiographies of fourteen leading scholars in the fields of history, literature, film and cultural studies who have dedicated a considerable part of their career to researching the history and memories of France during the Second World War. Basedin five different countries, Margaret Atack, Marc Dambre, Laurent Douzou, Hilary Footitt, Robert Gildea, Richard J. Golsan, Bertram M. Gordon, Christopher Lloyd, Colin Nettelbeck, Denis Peschanski, Renee Poznanski, Henry Rousso, Peter Tame, and Susan Rubin Suleiman have playeda crucial role in shaping and reshaping what has become a thought-provoking field of research. This volume, which also includes an interview with historian Robert O. Paxton, clarifies the rationales and driving forces behind their work and thus behind our current understanding of one of the darkest and most vividly remembered pages of history in contemporary France.
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104.990000 USD

Ego-histories of France and the Second World War: Writing Vichy

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As the Soviet Red Army marches westward, the city of Budapest stands in their way. Encircled and severely outnumbered, the German and Hungarian forces attempt to resist the Soviet juggernaut and defend Festung Budapest to the last. This book brings the siege of Budapest to the table-top with in-depth information ...
Bolt Action: Campaign: Fortress Budapest
As the Soviet Red Army marches westward, the city of Budapest stands in their way. Encircled and severely outnumbered, the German and Hungarian forces attempt to resist the Soviet juggernaut and defend Festung Budapest to the last. This book brings the siege of Budapest to the table-top with in-depth information on the forces involved, linked scenarios, and new Theatre Selectors that make this an ideal resource for any Bolt Action player with an interest in the the Eastern Front and the fall of the Reich.
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34.11 USD

Bolt Action: Campaign: Fortress Budapest

by Warlord Games
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This text provides an innovative global military history that joins three periods-World War I, the interwar years, and World War II. Jeremy Black offers a comprehensive survey of both wars, comparing continuities and differences. He traces the causes of each war and assesses land, sea, and air warfare as separate ...
The World at War, 1914-1945
This text provides an innovative global military history that joins three periods-World War I, the interwar years, and World War II. Jeremy Black offers a comprehensive survey of both wars, comparing continuities and differences. He traces the causes of each war and assesses land, sea, and air warfare as separate dimensions. He argues that the unprecedented nature of the two wars owed much to the demographic and industrial strength of the states involved and their ability and determination to mobilize vast resources. Yet the demands of the world wars also posed major difficulties, not simply in sustaining the struggle but also in conceiving of practical strategies and operational methods in the heat and competition of ever-evolving conflict. In this process, resources, skills, leadership, morale, and alliance cohesion all proved significant. In addition to his military focus, Black considers other key dimensions of the conflicts, especially political and social influences and impacts. He thoroughly integrates the interwar years, tracing the significant continuities between the two world wars. He emphasizes how essential American financial, industrial, agricultural, and energy resources were to the Allies-both before and after the United States entered each war. Bringing the two world wars to life, Black sheds light not only on both as individual conflicts but also on the interwoven relationships between the two.
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40.950000 USD

The World at War, 1914-1945

by Jeremy Black
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Taking a highly original thematic approach to the study of Horatio Lord Nelson Joel Hayward analyzes the admiral's unique war-fighting style doctrine tactics and operational art his command and leadership abilities and his attitudes and beliefs. But Hayward reveals how all these elements combined to form the man whose infectious ...
For God And Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War
Taking a highly original thematic approach to the study of Horatio Lord Nelson Joel Hayward analyzes the admiral's unique war-fighting style doctrine tactics and operational art his command and leadership abilities and his attitudes and beliefs. But Hayward reveals how all these elements combined to form the man whose infectious ethos spread through his entire force. He shows that Nelson's creative genius excitable and intense personality dramatic visage and fervor for all things martial not only inspired courage and loyalty but so dazzled and enflamed the hearts and minds of his men that he reached near cult status in his lifetime. As a professional military analyst who has devoted his career to researching writing and teaching about the tactics and operational art of warfare Hayward draws on his own training and experience to view the admiral's warfighting from a vantage point not accessible to many of Nelson's leading biographers. He breaks free from the constraints of chronology to explore in greater-than-usual depth and coherence the key aspects of Nelson's fighting style and to answer questions not previously raised about that style and its supporting ideas including to what degree Nelson's style can be adopted by modern warriors. For Nelson scholars and enthusiasts this book serves as a companion to the period.
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43.51 USD

For God And Glory: Lord Nelson and His Way of War

by Joel S. Hayward
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On 8 May 1945, 46-year-old Drum Major Jackson staggered towards his American liberators. Emaciated, dressed in rags, his decayed boots held together with string, he'd been force-marched for twenty days over the Austrian Alps after five heinous years as a POW in Nazi labour camps. He collapsed into his liberators' ...
The Music Maker: How One POW Provided Hope for Thousands
On 8 May 1945, 46-year-old Drum Major Jackson staggered towards his American liberators. Emaciated, dressed in rags, his decayed boots held together with string, he'd been force-marched for twenty days over the Austrian Alps after five heinous years as a POW in Nazi labour camps. He collapsed into his liberators' arms, clinging to his only meaningful possession his war diary. Having already experienced the horrific nature of battle in the First World War, Jackson continued as a drum major in the Territorial Army, as well as leading a dance band throughout the 1920s. Following Britain's declaration of war against Germany in 1939, he went off to war once again and was captured during the Allied retreat to Dunkirk in 1940. When the Germans learned of his musical abilities, he was put in charge of forming a band. They called him the 'Kapellmeister', literally, 'the man in charge of making music', and over the next five years, Jackson and his fellow bandmates would entertain the Germans with concerts and shows in various labour camps throughout occupied Poland. In this captivating testament to human endurance, Jackson's granddaughter has used his personal diary and photographs to tell the unforgettable and gripping true story about the life and times of a humble man who, through his passion for music, overcame extreme adversity.
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34.11 USD

The Music Maker: How One POW Provided Hope for Thousands

by Byrne, Jaci
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On a cold day in early January 1864, Robert E. Lee wrote to Confederate president Jefferson Davis The time is at hand when, if an attempt can be made to capture the enemy's forces at New Berne, it should be done. Over the next few months, Lee's dispatch would precipitate ...
The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina, January-May 1864
On a cold day in early January 1864, Robert E. Lee wrote to Confederate president Jefferson Davis The time is at hand when, if an attempt can be made to capture the enemy's forces at New Berne, it should be done. Over the next few months, Lee's dispatch would precipitate a momentous series of events as the Confederates, threatened by a supply crisis and an emerging peace movement, sought to seize Federal bases in eastern North Carolina. This book tells the story of these operations-the late war Confederate resurgence in the Old North State. Using rail lines to rapidly consolidate their forces, the Confederates would attack the main Federal position at New Bern in February, raid the northeastern counties in March, hit the Union garrisons at Plymouth and Washington in late April, and conclude with another attempt at New Bern in early May. The expeditions would involve joint-service operations, as the Confederates looked to support their attacks with powerful, homegrown ironclad gunboats. These offensives in early 1864 would witness the failures and successes of southern commanders including George Pickett, James Cooke, and a young, aggressive North Carolinian named Robert Hoke. Likewise they would challenge the leadership of Union army and naval officers such as Benjamin Butler, John Peck, and Charles Flusser. Newsome does not neglect the broader context, revealing how these military events related to a contested gubernatorial election; the social transformations in the state brought on by the war; the execution of Union prisoners at Kinston; and the activities of North Carolina Unionists. Lee's January proposal triggered one of the last successful Confederate offensives. The Fight for the Old North State captures the full scope, as well as the dramatic details of this struggle for North Carolina.
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36.700000 USD

The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina, January-May 1864

by Hampton Newsome
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Despite the invasion force landing nearly a mile beyond its intended target location, and while also overcoming its counterpart airborne element being widely dispersed, Utah Beach would prove to be a huge success for the Americans. Utah was deemed pivotal for securing the extreme western flank of the D-Day operation ...
Utah Beach 6 June 1944: The D-Day Landing
Despite the invasion force landing nearly a mile beyond its intended target location, and while also overcoming its counterpart airborne element being widely dispersed, Utah Beach would prove to be a huge success for the Americans. Utah was deemed pivotal for securing the extreme western flank of the D-Day operation and essential as the springboard for the ensuing invasion breakout. Reviewing the preparation and planning by the various Allied assault groups designated for Utah Beach, author Robert Parker provides a lively description of one of the greatest and most important military endeavours in all of world history. Concentrating on Day 1, he captures the drama, intensity, and struggle of this effort and the opening of the vital second front leading to the defeat of Nazi Germany, illustrated with seventy images and maps, many in colour.
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17.05 USD

Utah Beach 6 June 1944: The D-Day Landing

by Robert J. Parker
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This is the strange and fascinating life of Erwin Rommel, from his days as a youth in Imperial Germany-when he had a child out of wedlock with an early girlfriend-through his lauded military exploits during World War I to his death by suicide during World War II, after he attempted ...
Desert Fox: The Storied Military Career of Erwin Rommel
This is the strange and fascinating life of Erwin Rommel, from his days as a youth in Imperial Germany-when he had a child out of wedlock with an early girlfriend-through his lauded military exploits during World War I to his death by suicide during World War II, after he attempted a failed coup against Hitler. Rommel was a man of contradictions, a soldier who wrote a bestselling book about World War I, a commander who went from commanding Hitler's bodyguard to trying to kill him, a serious military mind who was known for participating in practical jokes. In Desert Fox, author Samuel Mitcham (Bust Hell Wide Open) confronts the truth about Rommel and takes a close look at his military actions and reflections.
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31.490000 USD

Desert Fox: The Storied Military Career of Erwin Rommel

by Samuel W. Mitcham
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Operation Market Garden, often depicted as one of the most decisive military actions of the Allied campaign, offered an opportunity to conclude hostilities with Hitler's Germany before 1945 but its disastrous failure left the Allies facing another seven months of difficult and costly fighting. In this revised new paperback edition ...
Arnhem: Myth and Reality: Airborne Warfare, Air Power and the Failure of Operation Market Garden
Operation Market Garden, often depicted as one of the most decisive military actions of the Allied campaign, offered an opportunity to conclude hostilities with Hitler's Germany before 1945 but its disastrous failure left the Allies facing another seven months of difficult and costly fighting. In this revised new paperback edition of Arnhem: Myth and Reality, Sebastian Ritchie demonstrates that the operation can only be properly understood if it is considered alongside earlier airborne ventures and reassesses the role of the Allied air forces and the widely held view that they bore a particular responsibility for Market Garden's failure. By placing Market Garden in its correct historical setting and by reassessing Allied air plans and their execution, this groundbreaking book provides a radically different view of the events of September 1944, challenging much of the current orthodoxy in the process.
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28.99 USD

Arnhem: Myth and Reality: Airborne Warfare, Air Power and the Failure of Operation Market Garden

by Sebastian Ritchie
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The majority of warship modellers work in smaller scales, most often based on plastic or resin kits. Many of these harbour ambitions to tackle something larger and more demanding, but are daunted by the challenge. The aim of this book is to persuade them that it not as difficult as ...
Large Scale Warship Models: From Kits to Scratch Building
The majority of warship modellers work in smaller scales, most often based on plastic or resin kits. Many of these harbour ambitions to tackle something larger and more demanding, but are daunted by the challenge. The aim of this book is to persuade them that it not as difficult as it may seem, that they already possess the basic skills required, and that they can acquire any necessary new knowledge as they proceed. The discussion focuses on the journey from conventional plastic kits to questions of deciding on a subject; choosing a kit, semi-kit or build from scratch; what conventional kit building skills transfer - and how these conventional skills such as painting techniques and an eye for detail can be brought to large scale model building so that scale fidelity is not sacrificed but enhanced. Novel requirements like research, obtaining plans and sourcing material or fittings are all covered. The second part describes building methods, including the latest techniques like casting fittings in resin, and applies to both static and radio-controlled working models. All the colour photos were taken specifically to illustrate the points made in each chapter, so the book demonstrates as well as describes. It concludes with a gallery of superb models intended to inspire the would-be large scale warship modeller to take the plunge.
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42.66 USD

Large Scale Warship Models: From Kits to Scratch Building

by Kerry Jang
Hardback
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