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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (English, Paperback) Geoffrey Wellum

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
    The Art of War (English, Paperback) Sun Tzu

    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.

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  • A Raid Over Berlin by John Martin
    A Raid Over Berlin (English, Paperback) John Martin

    A miraculous true-life Second World War survival story that is being featured on the BBC's ONE SHOW (The show attracts on average a daily audience of 5 million viewers) with a ten minute dramatised documentary to be broadcast in early October 2018.

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  • Der Tiger: Vol. 3 by Volker Ruff
    Der Tiger: Vol. 3 (Hardback) Volker Ruff $28.60 $35.32
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  • The Art of Combat by Joachim Meyer
    The Art of Combat (English, Hardback) Joachim Meyer

    First ever English translation of this classic 16th-century combat treatise, it includes the first substantial introduction to the medieval German martial arts tradition and a Glossary of technical terms. A crucial source for understanding the history and techniques of medieval and Renaissance martial arts

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  • Hunting Evil by Guy Walters
    Hunting Evil (English, Paperback) Guy Walters

    At the end of the Second World War some of the highest ranking members of the Nazi party escaped from justice.

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  • General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Manual by Steve Davies
    General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Manual (English, Hardback) Steve Davies

    Popularly referred to as the ?Viper' by its air and ground crews, the F-16 is a successful American-built all-weather multi-role jet fighter of which more than 4,500 have been built and exported to 25 countries worldwide. Author Steve Davies covers all aspects of the F-16 in this new aviation manual focusing specifically on the design and construction of the Block 40/50 F-16C/D version. He also gives coverage of the Viper's impressive combat record in both Gulf Wars, in Afghanistan and over the Balkans, as well as in the Israeli pre-emptive strike in 1981 on the Osirak reactor in Iraq.

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  • Team of Teams by General Stanley A. McChrystal
    Team of Teams (English, Paperback) General Stanley A. McChrystal, David Silverman

    Shows how any organization can make the same transition to act like a team of teams - where small groups combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share their experience. This title frames the existential challenge facing today's organizations, and presents a compelling, effective solution.

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  • Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby
    Love and War in the Apennines (English, Paperback) Eric Newby

    Hailed as Newby's 'masterpiece', `Love and War in the Apennines' is the gripping real-life story of Newby's imprisonment and escape from an Italian prison camp during World War II.

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  • "Operations `Leopard' and `Red Bean' - Kolwezi 1978" by Daniel Kowalczuk
    "Operations `Leopard' and `Red Bean' - Kolwezi 1978" (English, Paperback) Daniel Kowalczuk

    The Battle of Kolwezi in Zaire in 1978 between FNLC (ex-Katanga Gendarmerie) and a Zaire Army, French and Belgian task force.

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  • Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana by Ian F. W. Beckett
    Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana (English, Hardback) Ian F. W. Beckett

    The story of Isandlwana, the battle that shocked the British empire at its zenith, and Rorke's Drift, which immediately followed it and went some way to restoring wounded British pride: how they were fought, how they have been remembered, and what they mean for us today.

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  • Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Manual by Steve Davies
    Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Manual (English, Hardback) Steve Davies, Paul F. Crickmore

    Throughout its 34-year Cold War career with the USAF and CIA, the top secret Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane was the world's fastest and highest-flying operational manned aircraft. This title provides insights into the secret world of the SR-71, its genesis, construction and anatomy, and its operation and maintenance in peace and war.

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  • Seaforth World Naval Review by Conrad Waters
    Seaforth World Naval Review (English, Hardback) Conrad Waters

    The only single-volume annual survey of naval developments.

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  • Operation Linebacker I 1972 by Marshall Michel III
    Operation Linebacker I 1972 (English, Paperback) Marshall Michel III, Adam Tooby

    Arguably the first "modern" air campaign, this is the story of Linebacker I which brought laser-guided bombs, electronic warfare, and anti-radar missiles to bear on North Vietnam's invading army.

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  • Survivors of Stalingrad by Reinhold Busch
    Survivors of Stalingrad (English, Paperback) Reinhold Busch

    Harrowing first-hand accounts of the soldiers and medical staff who endured the encirclement at Stalingrad

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  • Napoleon's Military Machine by Chris McNab
    Napoleon's Military Machine (English, Hardback) Chris McNab

    Looking closely at how this military machine was constructed and mobilised this book will examine all aspects of the Grande Armee.

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  • World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide to the Western Front by John Ruler
    World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide to the Western Front (English, Paperback) John Ruler, Emma Thomson

    World War I Battlefields: A Travel Guide - Expert tips and itineraries for travel along the Western Front including sites in France and Belgium, maps and routes. Also includes guided walks, battlefield tours, museums, child-friendly tours, Ypres, Poperinge, Nieuwpoort, Mons, Lille, Pas-de-Calais, Marne, The Somme, Verdun, Aisne and Champagne.

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  • Culloden by John Prebble
    Culloden (English, Paperback) John Prebble

    The detail for the story told in Culloden has come from regimental Order Books and manuals, from contemporary newspapers and magazines, from the letters and memoirs of soldiers and officers, eye-witness accounts of atrocity and persecution, and the personal stories of the victims themselves.

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  • The Concise 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
    The Concise 33 Strategies of War (English, Paperback) Robert Greene

    A guide to the strategies of war. Spanning world civilisations, and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts, it features the subtle social game of everyday life. It contains examples of the genius and folly of those from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher and Hannibal to Ulysses S Grant.

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  • M12 Gun Motor Carriage by David Doyle
    M12 Gun Motor Carriage (English, Paperback) David Doyle

    Through historic photos, this volume traces the development, production and deployment of this iconic piece of military equipment from the drawing boards to the battlefields of Europe in World War II.

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