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  • The Soldier Who Came Back by Steve Foster
    The Soldier Who Came Back (English, Paperback) Steve Foster, Alan Clark

    In Northern Poland in 1940, at the Nazi war camp Stalag XX-A, two men struck up an unlikely friendship that was to lead to one of the most daring and remarkable wartime escape stories ever told.

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • The Quick and the Dead by William Arthur Waterton
    The Quick and the Dead (English, Hardback) William Arthur Waterton

    First published in 1956, but still relevant and thought-provoking today, this book is an absolute revelation on test flying with the British aircraft organisations and manufacturers in the 1950s. Written from the pilot's viewpoint, with refreshing candour and honesty, this account details what really went on behind the scenes in the defence world.

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  • World War II at Sea by Craig L. Symonds
    World War II at Sea (English, Hardback) Craig L. Symonds

    Craig L. Symonds' World War II at Sea offers a definitive naval history of the Second World War presenting the chronology of the naval war, from The London Conference of 1930 to the surrender in Tokyo Bay in 1945, on a global scale for the first time.

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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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  • The Art of Sword Combat by Joachim Meyer
    The Art of Sword Combat (English, Hardback) Joachim Meyer

    First English translation of this rare manuscript to be published compiled by a leading expert in the field of medieval and Renaissance martial combat

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  • Panther Project Volume 1 by Lee Lloyd
    Panther Project Volume 1 (English, Paperback) Lee Lloyd, Brian Balkwill

    Photo study of the full restoration of a WW2 Panther tank

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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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  • 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition by Clint Emerson
    100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition (English, Paperback) Clint Emerson

    Clint Emerson writes the essential guide for surviving today's emergencies-from navigating in the wild to staying alive in any disaster.

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  • The White Sniper: Simo HaYha by Tapio Saarelainen
    The White Sniper: Simo HaYha (English, Hardback) Tapio Saarelainen

    The life and exploits of the world's greatest sniper, Simo Hayha, who brought death to hundreds of Russian soldiers during the Winter War of 1939-1940.

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  • Bolts from the Blue by Richard Johns
    Bolts from the Blue (English, Hardback) Richard Johns

    Richard Johns' illustrious career gave him the privilege of a rare, if not singular, perspective of the RAF, our sister services and national defence matters

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  • Before the Battlecruiser by Dodson, Aidan
    Before the Battlecruiser (English, Hardback) Dodson, Aidan

    The first thorough coverage on these great warships.

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  • Forgotten Tanks and Guns of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s by David Lister
    Forgotten Tanks and Guns of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s (English, Hardback) David Lister

    Looks at some of the most fascinating items from the history of armoured warfare that have been unfairly overlooked and are due a reappraisal.

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  • Spitfire by John Nichol
    Spitfire (English, Hardback) John Nichol

    Spitfire: A remarkable aircraft flown by very brave men. This is their story.

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  • The Third Reich is Listening by Christian Jennings
    The Third Reich is Listening (English, Hardback) Christian Jennings

    Drawing on recently declassified documents, this is the utterly compelling history of the successes and failures of the German Intelligence Services throughout World War II.

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  • Dornier Do 335 by Robert Forsyth
    Dornier Do 335 (English, Paperback) Robert Forsyth, Wiek Luijken

    A detailed study into the Do 335--the most radical and advanced piston-engined fighter of World War II. It will appeal to World War II aviation enthusiasts, especially the "Luft 46" subculture--fans of the Luftwaffe's hi-tech prototypes of the late war.

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  • A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 by Christopher Shores
    A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 (English, Hardback) Christopher Shores

    The fourth volume in this momentous series commences with the attacks on the Italian island fortress of Pantellaria which led to its surrender and occupation achieved almost by air attack alone.

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