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  • The Guns of August: The Classic Bestselling Account of the Outbreak of the First World War cover photo

    The Guns of August: The Classic Bestselling Account of the Outbreak of the First World War [9780241968215]

    Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war. War pressed against every frontier…

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  • The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War cover photo

    The Raj at War: A People's History of India's Second World War [9780099542278]

    The Second World War was not fought by Britain alone. India produced the largest volunteer army in world history: over 2 million men. But, until now, …

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  • The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq cover photo

    The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq [9781782392606]

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 Emma Sky was working for the British Council during the invasion o…

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  • The War in the West: A New History: Volume 2: The Allies Fight Back 1941-43 cover photo

    The War in the West: A New History: Volume 2: The Allies Fight Back 1941-43 [9780552169158]

    'Ranks as a towering work of historical research and writing' - Nigel Jones, BBC History Magazine In the second volume of his acclaimed new histo…

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  • World War II cover photo

    World War II [9781409376491]

    This is a compelling and powerful global account of the Second World War in all its brutal intensity, now in paperback. Evoking the epic scale of comb…

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  • Animals in the First World War cover photo

    Animals in the First World War [9780747813675]

    The burden of the Great War was not shouldered by soldiers alone: the tasks, the camaraderie, the day-to-day life and the devastation were all shared …

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  • Animals in the First World War cover photo

    Animals in the First World War [9781841656885]

    Most people are familiar with the use of horses and their often-heroic actions in the First World War, but what about camels, monkeys and the mighty e…

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  • Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community and the Great War cover photo

    Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community and the Great War [9780750990820]

    In this updated edition of his acclaimed study of the black presence in Britain during the First World War, Stephen Bourne illuminates fascinating sto…

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  • Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War cover photo

    Britain's War Machine: Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War [9780141026107]

    This title was selected for Guardian books of the year. The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog tak…

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  • Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler cover photo

    Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler [9780465094110]

    The Vatican's silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains one of the great controversies of our time. History has accused wartime pontiff Pius the …

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  • Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat cover photo

    Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat [9781444798982]

    'A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!' Anthony Horowitz Six gentlemen, one goal - the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring o…

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  • Citizen Sailors: The Royal Navy in the Second World War cover photo

    Citizen Sailors: The Royal Navy in the Second World War [9780141046327]

    During the Second World War the Royal Navy was the most powerful of Britain's armed forces. Its sailors fought across the globe in vast battleships an…

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  • Cruel Crossing: Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenees cover photo

    Cruel Crossing: Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenees [9780552777896]

    The mountain paths are as treacherous as they are steep - the more so in the dark and in winter. Even for the fit the journey is a formidable challeng…

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  • D-Day Through German Eyes: How the Wehrmacht Lost France cover photo

    D-Day Through German Eyes: How the Wehrmacht Lost France [9781398103238]

    Everyone is familiar with the story of D-Day and the triumphal liberation of France by the Allies: a barbaric enemy was defeated by Allied ingenuity, …

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  • D-Day: The Soldiers' Story cover photo

    D-Day: The Soldiers' Story [9781473649040]

    'Compellingly authentic, revelatory and beautifully written. A gripping tour de force' Damien LewisAlmost seventy-five years have passed since D-Day, …

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  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania cover photo

    Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania [9780552779340]

    On 1st May 1915, the luxury ocean liner Lusitania sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. Her passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the s…

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  • Dispatches: Picador Classic cover photo

    Dispatches: Picador Classic [9781447275060]

    With an introduction by Kevin Powers A groundbreaking piece of journalism which inspired Stanley Kubrick's classic Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket…

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  • Eastern Approaches cover photo

    Eastern Approaches [9780141042848]

    Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with…

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  • Fate is the Hunter cover photo

    Fate is the Hunter [9781908059024]

    The copper-bottomed classic from a memorable and courageous pilot. FATE IS THE HUNTER is a fascinating and thrilling account of some of the more memo…

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  • George Cross Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Bravery Beyond the Battlefield cover photo

    George Cross Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Bravery Beyond the Battlefield [9780755360840]

    In a broadcast to the nation in September 1940 King George VI announced the institution of the George Cross - a civilian equivalent of the Victoria Cr…

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