Warfare & defence

    Railway Guns of World War I

    By Marc Romanych

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    World War I was the Golden Age of the railway gun. Even though at the start of the conflict none of the armies possessed any railway artillery pieces and the very idea was comparatively new, more railway guns were used during this war than in any other conflict. Designed to...

    Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848-70 1

    By Gabriele Esposito

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    In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' - not a country, but a patchwork of states, divided between the Austrian-occupied north, and a Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy, who ruled the south from Naples. Two decades later, it was a nation united under a single king and government, thanks largely...

    British Battle Tanks

    By David Fletcher

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    A highly illustrated history of the development and operation of the first British tanks, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of their introduction, during World War I.

    Fighting Them on the Beaches

    By Nigel Cawthorne

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    Lost Airman

    By Seth Meyerowitz

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    The remarkable untold WWII story of the US airman who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom, as told by his grandson.

    Model Occupation

    By Madeleine Bunting

    Paperback £12.00

    In piecing together the fragments left behind - from the love affairs between island women and German soldiers, the betrayals and black marketeering, to the individual acts of resistance - Madeleine Bunting has brought this uncomfortable episode of British history into full view with spellbinding clarity.

    Iraq

    By Jeremy Greenstock

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    First as Ambassador to the UN, and then as Special Envoy for Iraq, the UK's highest authority on the ground, Sir Jeremy Greenstock was centre stage in the tumultuous days leading up to the Iraq war and witnessed first-hand its tremendous impact.

    Dunkirk

    By Julian Thompson

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    The evacuation of British forces from Dunkirk is one of the pivotal moments in the Second World War - an astonishing endeavour that snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Sent to help the Belgians and French hold back the German army, the small British Expeditionary Force was ill-equipped and...

    Desert War

    By Alan Moorehead

    Hardback £20.70

    Alan Moorehead was a peerless war correspondent who covered the entire war in North Africa from 1940-1943. The trilogy of books he wrote on the prolonged battles between Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Corps immediately drew universal acclaim, and remains an epic account as extraordinary now as it was...

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