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True war & combat stories books

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Recently Published

The Subtenant To Outwit God by Hanna Krall The Subtenant To Outwit God


Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2018

Notes From the Warsaw Ghetto The Unflinching, Classic First-Hand Account by Emmanuel Ringelblum Notes From the Warsaw Ghetto The Unflinching, Classic First-Hand Account


Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

No Time to Mourn The True Story of a Jewish Partisan Fighter by Leon Kahn No Time to Mourn The True Story of a Jewish Partisan Fighter


Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

We Were Warriors A powerful and moving story of courage under fire by Johnny Mercer We Were Warriors A powerful and moving story of courage under fire

The top 10 bestseller - mixing heart-stopping action with powerful insights into the reality of war, this is one man's journey from young commando to a captain with one of the most pressurized and skilled jobs in the army.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2018

The Dog that Saved My Life Incredible True Stories of Canine Loyalty Beyond All Bounds by Isabel George The Dog that Saved My Life Incredible True Stories of Canine Loyalty Beyond All Bounds

Five incredible true stories of canine bravery in wartime.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2018

Battleship Yamato Of War, Beauty and Irony by Jan Morris Battleship Yamato Of War, Beauty and Irony

The battleship Yamato, of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was the most powerful warship of World War II and represented the climax, as it were, of the Japanese warrior traditions of the samurai - the ideals of honour, discipline, and self-sacrifice...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Our Year of War Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided by Daniel P. Bolger Our Year of War Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided

The gritty and engaging story of two brothers, Chuck and Tom Hagel, who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. One supported the war, the other detested it, but they fought it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Double Agent Celery MI5's Crooked Hero by Carolinda Witt Double Agent Celery MI5's Crooked Hero

The extraordinary yet true story of a M15 Double Agent in WW2.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2017

Coming Soon

Secret Pigeon Service Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe by Gordon Corera Secret Pigeon Service Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe

Gordon Corera uses declassified documents and extensive original research to tell the story of MI14(d) and the Secret Pigeon Service for the first time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018

Secret Pigeon Service Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe by Gordon Corera Secret Pigeon Service Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe

Gordon Corera uses declassified documents and extensive original research to tell the story of MI14(d) and the Secret Pigeon Service for the first time.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Thousands of Roads A Memoir of a Young Woman's Life in the Ukranian Underground During and After World War II by Maria Savchyn Pyskir Thousands of Roads A Memoir of a Young Woman's Life in the Ukranian Underground During and After World War II

This dramatic and poignant memoir tells of Maria's recruitment into underground service at the age of fourteen, her participation in resistance activities during the War, captures and escapes from the KGB and many other accounts.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Soldiering for Freedom A GI's Account of World War II by Herman J. Obermayer Soldiering for Freedom A GI's Account of World War II

Few of those called up during World War II saw front-line service. For the others, war involved training, reinforcement depots, and lots of waiting. Herman J. Obermayer earned a combat star without ever coming close to a battlefront . Nonetheless,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

SOE Heroines The Special Operations Executive's French Section and Free French Women Agents by Bernard O'Connor SOE Heroines The Special Operations Executive's French Section and Free French Women Agents

The amazing stories of 38 female spies who operated in occupied France and Vichy France, many told for the very first time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2018

The Commando The life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG by Ben Mckelvey The Commando The life and death of Cameron Baird, VC, MG

From his early life as an up-and coming AFL player to his tours of duty in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan and his final battle in the dusty Ghawcha village in the Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan - the powerful biography of Cameron...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/03/2018

Battlefield of Life by Raymond A. Yeatts Battlefield of Life


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

The Sea Takes No Prisoners Stories from the Men & Ships of the Royal Navy in the Second World War by Edmund S. Wong The Sea Takes No Prisoners Stories from the Men & Ships of the Royal Navy in the Second World War

Over 120 first hand stories of life at sea with the Royal Navy from both men and women who served All taken from the Imperial War Museum's audio archive Major UK publicity and marketing campaign
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/04/2018

No Way Out The Searing True Story of Men Under Siege by Adam Jowett No Way Out The Searing True Story of Men Under Siege

The gritty, searing true story of a British company under siege in Afghanistan - outnumbered, outgunned and out of time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/05/2018

Other books in this genre

The Tunnels The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall by Greg Mitchell The Tunnels The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

a kaleidoscopic cold war story.' The GuardianIn the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture and even death to liberate friends, lovers, and strangers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

SAS Ghost Patrol The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers by Damien Lewis SAS Ghost Patrol The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers

The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers The Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

SAS Ghost Patrol The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers by Damien Lewis SAS Ghost Patrol The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi Stormtroopers

The Ultra-Secret Unit That Posed As Nazi StormtroopersThe Most Daring Mission Ever Undertaken
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Grey Wolf by Mike Dunn Grey Wolf


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Beyond the Firm by George Dorling, Pete McKenna Beyond the Firm
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From the Everton Firm, to the Parachute Regiment and Beyond. Lace up your boots, strap on your Bergen pack for the march of a lifetime.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

War Stories Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion by Peter Snow, Ann MacMillan War Stories Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion
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A uniquely intimate account of ordinary men and women who rose to the challenge of war with acts of great heroism and humanity
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Final Mission Of Extortion 17 Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan by Ed Darack The Final Mission Of Extortion 17 Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan


Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Odyssey of Echo Company The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War by Doug Stanton The Odyssey of Echo Company The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War

A work of literary military history from the ... author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers, [an] ... account of an American army reconnaissance platoon's fight for survival during the Vietnam War--whose searing experiences reverberate today among the millions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Fishers of Men by Rob Lewis Fishers of Men

This is a true account of secret operations carried out by the British Army's most clandestine unit- the Force Research Unit. Through the author's own experiences, the story of an essential instrument in the fight against terrorism, that of covert...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story by Serhii Plokhy The Man with the Poison Gun A Cold War Spy Story

The true story that inspired The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

A Child's Memories of Wartime 1939-1945 by Gladys Lunn A Child's Memories of Wartime 1939-1945


Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

The Billion Dollar Spy A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal by David E. Hoffman The Billion Dollar Spy A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal

'One of the best spy stories to come out of the Cold War and all the more riveting for being true.' Washington Post
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

We Were Warriors One Soldier's Story of Brutal Combat by Johnny Mercer We Were Warriors One Soldier's Story of Brutal Combat

Mixing heart-stopping action with powerful insights into the reality of war, this is one man's journey from young commando to a captain with one of the most high-pressure and skilled jobs in the army.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

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