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War & combat fiction

See below for a selection of the latest books from War & combat fiction category. Presented with a red border are the War & combat fiction books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great War & combat fiction books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Line

The Line

Author: Martin Limon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

When Hell Struck Twelve

When Hell Struck Twelve

Author: James R. Benn Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Infantry Combat The Rifle Platoon

Infantry Combat The Rifle Platoon

Author: John F Antal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

In this interactive work, you are U.S. Army Second Lieutenant, Bruce Davis. Your light infantry battalion has been airlifted into the Middle East on short notice, and now your platoon must defend Wafi Al Sirree against the superior might of an advancing enemy's mechanized force. The stakes are high; the odds are long. Your knowledge and judgment will determine your success. If you are wrong, defeat and death may be your fate. Success will let you savor the sweet taste of victory and live to fight another day. The scenario is highly realistic and is supported by maps and appendices with detailed specifications of the equipment and forces involved. The choices you must make are those that would face a rifle platoon leader in combat. You must win the respect of your troops, ensure the security of your positions, obtain intelligence of the enemy, and accomplish everything else required to survive and win in a hostile environment. Whether you're a serving infantryman or armchair enthusiast, this is the best crash course in light infantry tactics you will find, short of a rotation through the National Training Center.

Black Ops Danny Black Thriller 7

Black Ops Danny Black Thriller 7

Author: Chris Ryan Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

A series of gruesome killings take place in Dubai, Ghana and America. The victims are all connected with the SAS. In Hereford Danny Black realises they have something more specific in common - they were all involved in training a young Muslim soldier, Ibrahim Khan. Khan has been working under cover in Islamic State in a mission organised by MI6. Danny Black sets out to track him down with the help of Khan's MI6 handler on a trail that leads him to a library of ancient manuscripts in Damascus, the Syrian desert and finally back in the Brecon Beacons. There Danny discovers that he has finally met his match, his deadliest enemy - and it is the last person he ever expected.

Cobra 405

Cobra 405

Author: Damien Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

1976, THE GREATEST HEIST STORY NEVER TOLD. In a breathtaking act of daring, a band of armed men blast their way into the Imperial Bank of Beirut. Over the next 48 hours they load up three trucks with gold bullion, and disappear without a trace. But whilst the heist went like clockwork, the raiders are forced to hide the loot and make a quick getaway. Thirty years later, they are planning their return. The only problem is that a powerful and ruthless enemy - the deadly Black Assassins - is hell-bent on catching up with them and finding the gold first. It's a race against time for the ultimate prize.

The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

Author: Alistair MacLean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The classic World War II thriller from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. Now reissued in a new cover style. The guns of Navarone, huge and catastrophically accurate, embedded atop an impregnable iron fortress in the Mediterranean Sea. Twelve hundred British soldiers trapped on a nearby island, with no hope of rescue from Allied ships, waiting to die. Keith Mallory, world-famous mountaineer, skilled saboteur. His mission: to lead a small team of misfits and silence the guns forever. Reaching the island and scaling the sheer cliffs undetected will be hard enough; defeating the German forces and destroying the massive guns all but impossible. And as for getting out alive when there may be a traitor in the team...

Children of the Siege

Children of the Siege

Author: Diney Costeloe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

A lost child, a family divided, the bitter backdrop of war. After the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of 1870-71, the St Clair family return to Paris, seeking refuge and security, only to be swept up into the terrible cruelties and violence of the Commune. Here their young daughter, Helene, falls ill and in an unlucky twist of fate, becomes separated from her family. Alone and frightened, she has to fend for herself on the war-torn streets. Meanwhile, her two brothers face each other as mortal enemies across the barricades. Heart-stopping and gripping, this classic Diney Costeloe story shows the courage of one family in the face of ugly violence and great danger.

Him or You

Him or You

Author: N. L. Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

Having survived his first months as a fighter pilot, Franz Becker is joined by his close friend Karl von Leussow in autumn 1916. Karl's marksmanship quickly transfers to his new weapon. Reunited with his older brother, an intense rivalry quickly grows as Karl's score increases. Every pilot's ambition is to shoot down enough enemy aircraft to be awarded the coveted Blue Max - but most will die with a score of zero. Though their Albatros fighters are superior to anything the Allies possess, they are still fragile and flammable. Many men face a fiery death and in some, fear takes a gradually stronger hold. Franz and Karl are haunted by their bloody experiences of war. But both know that they have to continue fighting until the end, whenever and however that may come.

All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

Author: Wayne Vansant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

The estate of Erich Maria Remarque sanctioned this adaptation of the author's 1928 novel of the same name a tale of WWI trench warfare retold here by cartoonist Wayne Vansant (Knights of the Skull) a Vietnam veteran. Hailed by many as the greatest war novel of all time and publicly burned by the Nazis for being degenerate , Erich Maria Remarque's masterpiece, All Quiet on the Western Front, is an elegant statement on a generation of men destroyed by war. Caught up by a romantic sense of patriotism and encouraged to enlist by authority figures who would not risk their lives to do the same, Paul Baumer and his classmates join the fighting in the trenches of the Western Front in World War I. He is soon disenchanted by the constant bombardments and ruthless struggle to survive. Through years in battle, Paul and those he serves with become men defined by the violence around them, desperate to stay as decent as they can while growing more and more distant from the society for which they are fighting.

Treachery Thomas Kydd 9

Treachery Thomas Kydd 9

Author: Julian Stockwin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' - Guardian Thomas Kydd has dragged himself up in the navy from press-ganged seaman to captain of his own ship. Now he faces disgrace. After losing favour with his superiors, and suffering terrible personal tragedy, Kydd and his ship are sent to guard the Channel Islands from Napoleon's forces. When he is brutally betrayed off the Normandy Coast and removed from command, only his old friend Renzi is willing to stick by him. Kydd is determined to clear his name, but soon finds himself fighting yet another battle he seems to have no chance of winning. Can he defeat his enemies on both sides, and win back the glory taken from him? ************* What readers are saying about TREACHERY 'Another enthralling story of our hero' - 5 stars 'I'm a fan for life' - 5 stars 'Stockwin does it once again! A spell is cast over the reader to haul them into the world of Thomas Kydd' - 5 stars 'Excellent in all respects' - 5 stars 'A thrilling read, as usual' - 5 stars

Stalingrad Letters from the Volga

Stalingrad Letters from the Volga

Author: Daniel Ortega Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Stalingrad. From August 1942 to February 1943 this model industrial city, bathed by the waters of the Volga, was home to the bloodiest battle of World War II. Stalingrad: Letters from the Volga offers a fast-paced depiction of this titanic struggle: explicit, crude, and without concessions-just as the war and the memory of all those involved demands. The battle rendered devastating results. Almost two million human beings were marked forever in its crosshairs, a frightening figure comprised of the dead, injured, sick, captured, and missing. Military and civilians alike paid with their lives for the personal fight between Stalin and Hitler, which materialised in long months of primitive conflict among the smoking ruins of Stalingrad and its surroundings. Stalingrad: Letters from the Volga presents the battle, beginning to end, through the eyes of Russian and German soldiers. Take a chronological tour of the massacre, relive the fights, and feel the drama of trying to survive in a relentless hell of ice and snow.

The Woman Who Stopped Running

The Woman Who Stopped Running

Author: John Cary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

The daughter of an ambitious medical family, Helen Jeffers appears to have it all: wealth, looks, a warm heart and a successful career. But not successful enough for her demanding parents. She is a young woman under pressure: like them, she blames herself for her brother's death; life in Boston is tormented and claustrophobic. The 9/11 attack offers the chance to escape. She joins a US Army medical unit and is sent to Iraq as a theatre sister in war torn Baghdad. There she falls for Stephen Vernon, a British surgeon, and they begin a passionate affair, until she discovers he already has a wife and children. Unable to trust her feelings, she seeks a transfer to Afghanistan. Stephen follows her and convinces her of his love. As they travel through bandit country, their ambulance is destroyed by a roadside bomb. He dies; she survives but falls into the hands of the Taliban. Rescued by an Afghan doctor, she is compelled to spend a winter in hiding, masquerading as an Afghan woman, an experience that will change her life. When she finally returns to the United States, a hero, her `captivity' is exposed and she faces trial, disgrace and death threats. She flees back to Afghanistan, determined to begin a new life. Can she, even there escape the past? Has she stopped running too late?