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  • Citadel by Jordan Wylie
    Citadel (Paperback) Jordan Wylie, Alan Clark

    Following injury and the horrors of the Iraq war, Jordan Wylie, a young soldier from the backstreets of Blackpool, joins a security team on a tanker in Yemen, seduced by the James Bond lifestyle. But a dark price is paid in this true account of isolation and the ever-present threat of death on the perilous waters of `Pirate Alley'.

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  • Battleship Yamato by Jan Morris
    Battleship Yamato (Hardback) Jan Morris

    The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior traditions of the samurai - the ideals of honour, discipline, and self-sacrifice that had immemorially ennobled the Japanese national consciousness.

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  • Too Few Too Far by George Thomsen
    Too Few Too Far (English, Paperback) George Thomsen, Malcolm Angel

    British Commando George Thomsen's action-filled account of combat during the Falklands War.

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  • The Regiment by Rusty Firmin
    The Regiment (English, Paperback) Rusty Firmin, Jack Hughes

    The true story of an SAS veteran who led a team during the 1980 assault on the Iranian Embassy and served in the Falklands, Northern Ireland, and elsewhere over his career with the Regiment.

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  • Fishers of Men by Rob Lewis
    Fishers of Men (English, Paperback) Rob Lewis

    This is a true account of secret operations carried out by the British Army's most clandestine unit- the Force Research Unit. Through the author's own experiences, the story of an essential instrument in the fight against terrorism, that of covert intelligence gathering, is told.

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  • Gebirgsjager vs Soviet Sailor by David Greentree
    Gebirgsjager vs Soviet Sailor (English, Paperback) David Greentree, Johnny Shumate

    Fully illustrated with specially commissioned full-color artwork, this work examines the origins, combat roles, and battlefield performance of the German Gebirgsjäger and Soviet naval ground forces who fought one another in the harsh conditions of the Arctic Circle.

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  • Spitfire! by Brian Lane
    Spitfire! (English, Paperback) Brian Lane

    The remarkable Battle of Britain experiences of Spitfire pilot Brian Lane, DFC.

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  • UVF by Aaron Edwards
    UVF (English, Paperback) Aaron Edwards

    UVF: Behind the Mask is the gripping and shocking history of the Ulster Volunteer Force, from the formation of its post-1965 incarnation up to the present day. Aaron Edwards, who grew up in the Protestant working class community in North Belfast, blends rigorous research with unprecedented access to leading members of the UVF. His unique position reveals startling revelations into the...

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  • Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
    Lone Survivor (Paperback) Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

    It was a top-secret US military mission. Now, the SEAL team leader finally tells the stunning true story. Now a major Hollywood film starring Mark Wahlberg and Eric Bana.

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  • Breaker Morant by Joe West
    Breaker Morant (English, Hardback) Joe West, Roger Roper

    Kitchener's scapegoat or a murderous war criminal? The truth about Breaker Morant revealed

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  • War by Sebastian Junger
    War (English, Paperback) Sebastian Junger

    From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger's almost fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.

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  • Charlie One by Sean Hartnett
    Charlie One (English, Paperback) Sean Hartnett

    Seán Hartnett grew up in Cork in the 1970s where he observed the worst of the northern Troubles with fascination. Despite his family's strong republican ties and his own attempt to join the IRA, Hartnett shocked family and friends when he changed allegiance and joined the British Armed Forces. In 2001 Hartnett returns to his native Ireland, but this time as a member of the British Army's most...

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  • A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
    A Long Way Gone (English, Paperback) Ishmael Beah

    The first-person account of a 26-year-old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12-year-old boy.

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  • The Sea Devil by Sam Jefferson
    The Sea Devil (English, Hardback) Sam Jefferson

    Swashbuckling adventure and cases of champagne: this classic war story is far removed from life in the WWI trenches. Tasked with destroying as many British merchant ships as possible, German aristocrat Felix von Luckner and his ship the Seeadler (Sea Eagle) succeeded in spectacular fashion, taking fourteen vessels with the loss of only one life, in between hosting lavish parties for their prisoners and evading the British Admiralty in a daring game of cat and mouse.

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  • The Dead Beside Us: by Tony Doherty
    The Dead Beside Us: (English, Paperback) Tony Doherty

    Tony Doherty, author of 'This Man's Wee Boy' continues his journey growing up in Derry in the midst of the 'Troubles'.

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  • Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition by Andy McNab
    Bravo Two Zero - 20th Anniversary Edition (English, Paperback) Andy McNab

    In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. After a fierce fire fight, they were forced to escape and evade on foot to the Syrian border.

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  • Prisoner of Japan by Sir Harold Atcherley
    Prisoner of Japan (English, Paperback) Sir Harold Atcherley

    In the latter part of WW2, more than a ... million European and American soldiers were taken prisoner by the Japanese in Malaysia. They went on to suffer deprivation and brutality, most of them failing to survive. I was fortunate enough to be one of the survivors. During my time as a prisoner I kept a diary, which I was able to bring home with me.

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  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
    Unbroken (English, Paperback) Laura Hillenbrand

    The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie.

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  • Spitfire Ace of Aces by Dilip Sarkar
    Spitfire Ace of Aces (English, Paperback) Dilip Sarkar

    The biography of the RAF's top fighter pilot, Johnnie Johnson, who shot down more enemy aircraft than any other pilot during the Second World War.

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  • SOE Heroines by Bernard O'Connor
    SOE Heroines (English, Hardback) Bernard O'Connor

    The amazing stories of 38 female spies who operated in occupied France and Vichy France, many told for the very first time.

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