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British Battlecruisers

1905 - 1920

by John Roberts

<p>The brainchild of Admiral Sir John Fisher, battlecruisers combined heavy guns and high speed in the largest hulls of their era. Conceived as ‘super-cruisers’ to hunt down and destroy commerce raiders, their size and gun-power led to their ...

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British Battleship vs Italian Battleship

The Mediterranean 1940–41

by Mark Stille

<p>During World War II's battle for control of the Mediterranean, both the British and Italians navies planned to bring their battle fleets into play. At the centre of both of these fleets was a core of battleships which both sides expected to ...

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British Commando 1940–45

by Angus Konstam

<p>With Hitler's army rampaging across Europe, Winston Churchill ordered the creation of a special fighting force – the Commandos. These valiant men were volunteers drawn from the ranks of the British Army, formed into a Special Service Brigade ...

ISBN: 9781472814845

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British Concentration Camps

A Brief History from 1900-1975

by Simon Webb

<SPAN STYLE= "" >For many of us, the very expression ‘Concentration Camp’ is inextricably linked to Nazi Germany and the horrors of the Holocaust. The idea of British concentration camps is a strange and unsettling one. It was however the ...

ISBN: 9781473846302

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British Counterinsurgency

by John Newsinger

<p>British Counterinsurgency challenges the British Army's claim to counterinsurgency expertise. It provides well-written, accessible and up-to-date accounts of the post-1945 campaigns in Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, South Yemen, Dhofar, ...

ISBN: 9781137316868

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British Cruiser Warfare

The Lessons of the Early War, 1939–1941

by Alan Raven

<p>Cruisers were the Navy’s maids-of-all-work, employed in a greater variety of roles than any other warship type. Smaller, faster and far more numerous than battleships, they could be risked in situations where capital ships were too ...

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British Destroyers 1939-45: Pre-war classes

Pre-war classes

by Angus Konstam

The Royal Navy entered World War II with a large but eclectic fleet of destroyers. Some of these were veterans of World War I, fit only for escort duties. Most though, had been built during the inter-war period, and were regarded as both ...

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British Escort Carriers 1941–45

by Angus Konstam

<p>In 1941, as the Battle of the Atlantic raged and ship losses mounted, the British Admiralty desperately tried to find ways to defeat the U-Boat threat to Britain's maritime lifeline. Facing a shortage of traditional aircraft carriers and ...

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British Expeditionary Force - Advance to Victory

July to September 1918

by Andrew Rawson

<p>This is the story of the British Expeditionary Force’s part in the opening days of the Advance to Victory. It starts with the contribution to the Battle of Fère-en-Tardenois in July; the counter-offensive which pushed the Germans back to the ...

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British Expeditionary Force - The Final Advance

September to November 1918

by Andrew Rawson

<p>This is the story the British Expeditionary Force’s part in the final days of the Advance to Victory. It starts with the massive offensive against the Hindenburg Line at the end of September 1918. Second Army launched the first of the British

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British Generals in Blair's Wars

by Jonathan Bailey & Richard Iron

<p>British Generals in Blair's Wars is based on a series of high profile seminars held in Oxford in which senior British officers, predominantly from the army, reflect on their experience of campaigning. The chapters embrace all the UK's major ...

ISBN: 9781317171997

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British Guided Missile Destroyers

County-class, Type 82, Type 42 and Type 45

by Dr Edward Hampshire

<p>In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare. This book examines the technology and combat performance of

ISBN: 9781472811189

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British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars

by Philip Haythornthwaite

<p>In an age when infantry units manoeuvred and fought in rigid blocks, the idea of encouraging initiative and allowing a unit to 'skirmish' was regarded as revolutionary and fell out of favour in the years following the French-Indian and ...

ISBN: 9781472816085

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British Redcoat vs French Fusilier

North America 1755–63

by Stuart Reid

<p>Providing a unique glimpse into the experiences of regular British and French infantry during the French and Indian War, Stuart Reid reveals what it was like to fight in three battles at the height of the struggle for Canada: La ...

ISBN: 9781472812452

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British Rifleman vs French Skirmisher

Peninsular War and Waterloo 1808–15

by David Greentree

<p>The battles between British and French forces during the Peninsular War (1807–14) and the Hundred Days campaign of 1815 saw both sides deploy specialist units of skirmishers trained in marksmanship and open-order combat. These 'light' troops ...

ISBN: 9781472832092

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British Saws

A History and Collector's Guide

by Simon Barley

<p>Along with knives, hammers and axes, the saw is a tool that has been used by humans for thousands of years. A toothed piece of metal fitted with a handle has been applied to cutting almost every material ever invented, from the softest wood ...

ISBN: 9781445649757

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British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boat

Mediterranean 1940–43

by David Greentree

<p>As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. To try to cut off these lines of supply the British deployed submarines from the besieged island of Malta with the ...

ISBN: 9781472814142

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British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albums

Volume VII: Convoy Escorts, Mine Warfare Vessels and Naval Auxiliaries, 1860–1939

by Richard Perkins

<p>The Richard Perkins warship identification albums form one of the most detailed studies ever undertaken of the changes to the appearance of Royal Navy ships. However, it is a unique hand-drawn manuscript artefact in the care of the National ...

ISBN: 9781526737397

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British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albums

Volume III: Cruisers 1865-1939, Part 1

by Richard Perkins

<p>The Richard Perkins warship identification albums form one of the most detailed studies ever undertaken of the changes to the appearance of Royal Navy ships. However, it is a unique hand-drawn manuscript artifact in the care of the National ...

ISBN: 9781473891470

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British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albums

Volume IV: Cruisers 1865-1939, Part 2

by Richard Perkins

<p>The Richard Perkins warship identification albums form one of the most detailed studies ever undertaken of the changes to the appearance of Royal Navy ships. However, it is a unique hand-drawn manuscript artefact in the care of the National ...

ISBN: 9781473891517

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