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Instruments of Battle: The Fighting Drummers and Buglers of the British Army from the Late 17th Century to the Present Day
By James Tanner
The colourful history of the drum and bugle in the British army, showing their tactical use on the battlefield and the social history of the men themselves.
A gripping account of Japan's great raid on the Indian Ocean in 1942, when seemingly unstoppable, they advanced on Ceylon now Sri Lanka, an action that could have threatened wholesale defeat for the British, and which Churchill described as 'the most dangerous moment of the war'.
Four days before his 22nd birthday, George Peto was one of the first wave of Marines to land on Peleliu in the Pacific. Despite his age he was already a combat veteran and this is his wild and remarkable memoir.
Employing detailed and vivid accounts from veteran tankers, this book details every Marine tank action in the Korean War, from the valiant defense at Pusan and the bitter battles of the Chosin Reservoir, to the grinding and bloody stalemate along the Jamestown Line.
Marine Corps tankers in Vietnam had to battle the terrain and climate, and a savage unrelenting enemy, demonstrating the versatility, dedication, and courage that Americans have come to expect of their Marines. Author Oscar Gilbert weaves veterans' accounts into his account of Marine tankers in Vietnam.
Meade and Lee After Gettysburg: Vol. 1: From Falling Waters to Culpeper Courthouse, July 14 to October 1, 1863
By Jeffrey Hunt
Meade and Lee After Gettysburg covers the often overlooked period repairing the armies after Gettysburg, coping with an epidemic of desertions and home front disenchantment, and a host of logistical and strategic dilemmas.