War & defence operations

    The Battle of Britain: Book 2 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War

    By James Holland

    Hardback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    ** AN IDEAL STOCKING FILLER FOR YOUR FAVOURITE HISTORY BUFF ** FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND AND EXPERIENCE THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY AERIAL EVER FOUGHT. Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Battle of Britain is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of the most famous aerial battle in history....

    Pale Rider

    By Laura Spinney

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. The author recounts the story of the pandemic, tracing it from Alaska...

    Death on the Don

    By Jonathan Trigg

    Paperback Save £4.34 = £12.65

    Drawing on first-hand accounts from veterans and civilians, as well as previously unpublished source material, Death on the Don tells the story of one of the greatest military disasters of the Second World War.

    Blood in the Hills

    By Charles W. Sasser

    Hardback Save £4.72 = £13.23

    A soldier's eye view of Vietnam's fiercest close-quarters battle upon its 50th anniversary Khe Sanh's Hill Fights of 1967--as experienced by co-author Bobby Maras and told in this hour-by-hour, day-by-day account--were carnage on the ground, much of it hand-to-hand fighting in the dark. Thanks to the brave Marines of the...

    SAS

    By Ben Macintyre

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    From the secret SAS archives, and acclaimed author Ben Macintyre: the first ever authorized history of the SAS 'Impeccably researched, superbly told - by far the best book on the SAS in World War II' - Antony Beevor In the summer of 1941, at the height of the war in...

    High Command: British Military Leadership in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

    By Christopher L. Elliott

    Paperback Save £0.79 = £12.20

    Why didn't the British Military high command achieve much better results in 2000-10 in Iraq and Afghanistan, and what accounts for this poor performance?

    Bomber Command Battle of Berlin Failed to Return

    By Sean Feast

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    From the autumn of 1943 to the last days of winter in early 1944, RAF Bomber Command directly assaulted the German capital Berlin. The authors, utilising considerable primary source material piece together the remarkable, yet ultimately tragic stories of some of those lost fighting the Battle of Berlin.

    Riviera at War

    By George G. Kundahl

    Hardback Save £2.54 = £17.46

    Complete history of World War II in southeastern France

    Passchendaele

    By Lee Ingelbreght

    Hardback Save £9.52 = £20.43

    Commemorates the centennial anniversary of one of the most terrible battles of the First World War, including eyewitness reports and dozens of images of the landscape before, during and after the war.

    Battle of the Bridges

    By Frank Van Lunteren

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Now in paperback: the story of the 504th PIR in Operation Market Garden.

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