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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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  • Band Of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
    Band Of Brothers (Paperback) Stephen E. Ambrose

    The book that inspired Steven Spielberg's acclaimed TV series, produced by Tom Hanks and starring Damian Lewis.

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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (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 Regiment by Rusty Firmin
    The Regiment (English, Paperback) Rusty Firmin

    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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  • Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank Manual by Dick Taylor
    Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank Manual (English, Hardback) Dick Taylor

    Challenger 2 (CR2) is the British Army's main battle tank. CR2 is based on the Challenger 1 tank, which served with distinction on operations in the Gulf War and the Balkans. Although a logical development of Challenger 1, CR2 is greatly superior. It is protected by second generation Chobham Armour and features a new digital fire control system that includes a panoramic commander's sight, a laser...

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

    The first thorough coverage on these great warships.

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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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  • Israeli Paratroopers 1954-2016 by David Campbell
    Israeli Paratroopers 1954-2016 (English, Paperback) David Campbell, Peter Dennis

    The history, uniforms, and equipment of this elite arm of the IDF from its formation to the present day.

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  • Theodore Bayley Hardy VC DSO MC by John David Raw
    Theodore Bayley Hardy VC DSO MC (English, Hardback) John David Raw

    In 1916, at the age of fifty four, a slight, short sighted, unassuming country vicar and local school master became an Army Chaplain. Theodore Bayley Hardy was destined to become the most decorated non-combatant in the First World War, he was to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the D.S.O., and the M.C. By day he performed the usual priestly and cha

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  • Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby
    Love and War in the Apennines (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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  • Under the Wig by William Clegg
    Under the Wig (English, Hardback) William Clegg $21.23 $26.99
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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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  • Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World War by Patrick Eriksson
    Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World War (English, Hardback) Patrick Eriksson

    The experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, and diary and flying log book extracts, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published.

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  • Bomber Command Operations Manual by Jonathan Falconer
    Bomber Command Operations Manual (English, Hardback) Jonathan Falconer

    Night after night for six years of war, RAF Bomber Command's squadrons pounded away at the cities of Nazi Germany in a determined effort to bring the Third Reich to its knees. Pitted against Bomber Harris's aircrews and aircraft were some of the most effective and deadly defenses the world had seen up until then.  ...

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  • The Final Advance by Andrew Rawson
    The Final Advance (English, Hardback) Andrew Rawson

    An in depth account of the final days of the Advance to Victory.

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  • Sink the Tirpitz 1942-44 by Angus Konstam
    Sink the Tirpitz 1942-44 (English, Paperback) Angus Konstam, Jim Laurier

    The story of the high-stakes air campaign to sink the battleship Tirpitz in her Norwegian lair, when a single bomb could end her threat to the Arctic Convoys and alter the war

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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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  • The Complete Dambusters by Charles Foster
    The Complete Dambusters (Paperback) Charles Foster

    The story of all the men who took part in the RAF's most famous bomber operation, the 1943 Dams Raid

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