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1945 The Second World War at Sea in Photographs

by Phil Carradice

<p>The final year of the Second World War was very quiet in terms of naval operations, as European leaders turned their minds towards peace with the promise of unconditional German surrender. From January to May in Europe, the German navy was ...

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1945 The Second World War in Photographs

A Brave New World

by John Christopher & Campbell McCutcheon

<p>1945 was the meeting point of two eras. It marked the end of the Second World War, a conflict ushered in by the lightning strikes of the Blitzkrieg and characterised by the brutalities inflicted by the Nazi regime. It concluded with the ...

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24 Hours at the Somme

by Robert Kershaw

<p>The first day of the Somme has had more of a widespread emotional impact on the psyche of the British public than any other battle in history. Now, 100 years later, Robert Kershaw attempts to understand the carnage, using the voices of the ...

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7 Leadership Lessons of D-Day

Lessons from the Longest Day—June 6, 1944

by John Antal

<p>The odds were against the Allies on June 6, 1944. The task ahead of the paratroopers who jumped over Normandy and the soldiers who waded ashore onto the beaches, all under fire, was colossal. In such circumstances good leadership can be the ...

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A Bastard of a Place

by Peter Brune

In the spirit of Les Carlyon's bestselling <i>Gallipoli</i>, this book restores Milne Bay, Gona, Buna and Sanananda to their rightful place beside Kokoda as sacred ground, and a vital part of Australian history. ...

ISBN: 9781741144031

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A Call to Arms

Mobilizing America for World War II

by Maury Klein

<p>The colossal scale of World War II required a mobilization effort greater than anything attempted in all of the world's history. The United States had to fight a war across two oceans and three continents--and to do so, it had to build and ...

ISBN: 9781608194094

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A Civil-Military Response to Hybrid Threats

by Eugenio Cusumano & Marian Corbe

<p>This edited volume provides scholars and practitioners with an in-depth examination of the role of civil-military cooperation in addressing hybrid threats. As they combine the simultaneous employment of conventional and non-conventional tools

ISBN: 9783319607986

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A Cruel Captivity

Prisoners of the Japanese – Their Ordeal and The Legacy

by Ellie Taylor

<p>Carefully and sensitively researched, A Cruel Captivity describes the ordeals of, and lasting impact on, survivors of Japanese captivity.</p> <p>Differing in a number of respects from other moving POW accounts, this book covers the ...

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A Destroyer at War

The Fighting Life and Loss of HMS Havock from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean 1939–42

by Richard H Osborne & David Goodey

<p>It was headline news on 8 April 1942: ‘One of the Navy’s most famous destroyers, a ship which survived bombs, torpedoes and full scale battles, has been wrecked’. That destroyer was HMS Havock, described in another newspaper as ‘Britain’s No ...

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A Dictionary of Coastal Command 1939 - 1945

by Geoff Simpson

An alphabetical account of the part in the Second World War played by the ‘Kipper Fleet’ as it was known in the RAF. Coastal Command often lacked resources compared with other home commands, giving it its other nickname of the ‘Cinderella ...

ISBN: 9781473872738

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A Duty to Prevent Genocide

Due Diligence Obligations among the P5

by John Heieck

<p>This perceptive book analyzes the scope of the duty to prevent genocide of China, France, Russia, the UK, and the US in light of the due diligence standard under conventional, customary, and peremptory international law. It expounds the ...

ISBN: 9781788117715

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A Fighter Command Station at War

A Photographic Record of RAF Westhampnett from the Battle of Britain to D-Day and Beyond

by Mark Hiller

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Situated close to the South Coast, on flat land to the north of Chichester in West Sussex, lies Goodwood Aerodrome. This pleasant rural airfield was once home to squadrons of Hurricanes, Spitfires and later Typhoons. RAF ...

ISBN: 9781473844698

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A Goldstar Century

31 Squadron RAF 1915-2015

by Ian Hall

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Number 31 Squadron RAF will celebrate its centenary in 2015; a pivotal milestone for a Squadron engaged at the forefront of military activity for the past 100 years. With a number of events lined up to celebrate this important ...

ISBN: 9781473873865

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A Hermeneutic Analysis of Military Operations in Afghanistan

by Garrett J. Lawless, Philippe Constantineau & Ali Dizboni

<p>This book introduces the field of hermeneutics through a critique of military operations in Afghanistan.  Following a brief survey of modern political history of the country, the authors examine the link between cultural factors and the ...

ISBN: 9781137600127

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A Hidden Economy

Maori in the Privatised Military Industry

by Maria Bargh

<p>This book explores the ways that Maori in the privatised military industry contribute in monetary and non-monetary ways to the Maori economy. Workers in the privatised military industry very rarely, if ever, give interviews about their work ...

ISBN: 9781775502654

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A History of Firearms

From Earliest Times to 1914

by W. Y. Carman

<p>Amply illustrated with pen &amp; ink drawings, and including a glossary of key terms, this volume, originally published in 1955, traces the history of firearms and the pioneers who made that history, step by step, to the fringe of a complex ...

ISBN: 9781317411154

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A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945. Volume 4

Sicily and Italy to the fall of Rome 14 May, 1943 – 5 June, 1944

by Russell Guest, Giovanni Massimello & Christopher Shores

<p>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. The account continues with the ultimately ...

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A History of the Royal Navy

Empire and Imperialism

by Daniel Owen Spence

<p>The Seven Years War (1756-1763) was the first global conflict and became the key factor in creating the British Empire. What started as a tussle between Britain and France over their North American territories escalated into an international ...

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A History of the Royal Navy

The Seven Years War

by Martin Robson

<p>The Seven Years War (1756-1763) was the first global conflict and became the key factor in creating the British Empire. This book looks at Britain's maritime strategic, operational and tactical success (and failures), through a wide-ranging ...

ISBN: 9780857728784

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A Massacre in Mexico

The True Story Behind the Missing Forty Three Students

by Anabel Hernandez

<p>On September 26, 2014, 43 male students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College went missing in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. On route to a protest, local police intercepted the students and a confrontation ensued. By the morning, they had ...

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