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Military history: post WW2 conflicts books

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Soviet Paratrooper vs Mujahideen Fighter Afghanistan 1979-89 by David Campbell Soviet Paratrooper vs Mujahideen Fighter Afghanistan 1979-89

In 1979 the Soviet Union moved from military `help' to active intervention in Afghanistan. Four-fifths of the Afghan National Army deserted in the first year of the war, which, compounded with the spread and intensification of the rebellion led by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/11/2017

Brutality in an Age of Human Rights Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire by Brian Drohan Brutality in an Age of Human Rights Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire


Format: Hardback - Released: 17/11/2017

The Hardest Journey Home A True Story of Loss and Duty During the Iraq War by Donleigh O. Gaunkey The Hardest Journey Home A True Story of Loss and Duty During the Iraq War


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Teenage Safari A South African Conscript in the Border War in Angola and Namibia by Evan Davies Teenage Safari A South African Conscript in the Border War in Angola and Namibia

A compelling first-hand account of a young South African conscript's experiences in the South African Army of the 1980s.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

European Counter-Terrorist Units 1972-2017 by Leigh Neville European Counter-Terrorist Units 1972-2017

The Munich Olympics massacre in 1972 was a shock awakening to the public. In the decades since, European countries have faced a wide range of threats from Palestinian and home-grown terrorists, to the more recent world-wide jihadists. The threats they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Craftsmen of the Army by Craftsmen of the Army

Official regimental history of the REME.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

The Bloodiest Year 1972 British Soldiers in Northern Ireland, in their Own Words by Ken Wharton The Bloodiest Year 1972 British Soldiers in Northern Ireland, in their Own Words

The Bloodiest Year is written with passion and a detailed knowledge in particular of Belfast and the experience of the ordinary squaddie on the streets. The Troubles have become Britain's forgotten war and so long as he is able, Ken...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Wars Across Africa Secessionist Conflicts Since 1960 by Toyin Falola Wars Across Africa Secessionist Conflicts Since 1960


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Coming Soon

Mirage 2000 Dassault by Frederic Lert, Herve Beaumont Mirage 2000 Dassault
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A direct successor to the famous Mirage III, the delta-shaped sail, the Mirage 2000 which has been present for over a quarter of a century in the French Air Force. Originally conceived as an interceptor car, this monoreactor has had...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Ratels on the Lomba The Story of Charlie Squadron by Leopold Scholtz Ratels on the Lomba The Story of Charlie Squadron

A dramatic recreation of the fighting that took place on the Lomba River in Southern Angola during Operation 'Moduler' in 1987.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Superpowers, Rogue States and Terrorism Countering the Security Threats to the West by Paul Moorcraft Superpowers, Rogue States and Terrorism Countering the Security Threats to the West

Islamist terrorism is probably the greatest threat to Western civilization, this book Offers a range of different and radical solutions for examination and discussion.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

With 3 Para to the Falklands by Graham Colbeck With 3 Para to the Falklands

A gripping first-hand account of the struggle for the Falklands
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Incidents at Sea American Confrontation and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945-2016 by David F. Winkler, John Warner Incidents at Sea American Confrontation and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945-2016
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Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Defenders of Japan The Post-Imperial Armed Forces 1946-2016, A History by Garren Mulloy Defenders of Japan The Post-Imperial Armed Forces 1946-2016, A History

Japan's navy is three times the size of France's and Britain's combined, yet most people think it a defenceless nation. This book unravels that paradox.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

The Cauldron NATO's Campaign in Libya by Rob Weighill, Florence Gaub The Cauldron NATO's Campaign in Libya
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Attacking conventional wisdom, Weighill and Gaub argue that NATO's intervention in Libya was soundly conceived and executed.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Bloody Belfast An Oral History of the British Army's War Against The IRA by Ken Wharton Bloody Belfast An Oral History of the British Army's War Against The IRA

A history of the war with the IRA through the eyes of the soldiers who experienced it
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Other books in this genre

RAF in Camera: 1970s by Keith Wilson RAF in Camera: 1970s

Provides a unique photographic portrait of the Royal Air Force during one of the most significant and interesting decades in aviation history.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Bombs without Boots The Limits of Airpower by Anthony M. Schinella Bombs without Boots The Limits of Airpower

Airpower can achieve military objectives-sometimes, in some circumstancesIt sounds simple: using airpower to intervene militarily in conflicts, thus minimizing the deaths of soldiers and civilians while achieving both tactical and strategic objectives. In reality, airpower alone sometimes does win battles,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

The Dynamics of Coalition Naval Warfare The Special Relationship at Sea by Steven Paget The Dynamics of Coalition Naval Warfare The Special Relationship at Sea

This book examines the dynamics of coalition naval operations. Since the end of the Second World War, few nations possess the capacity for large scale, sustained and independent naval operations; and even those that do, such as the USA, often...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

US Grenade Launchers M79, M203, and M320 by Gordon L. Rottman US Grenade Launchers M79, M203, and M320

In an effort to provide the US infantryman with more firepower to cover the range gap between the hand grenade and the light mortar, the 40mm M79 grenade launcher - a shoulder-fired, single-shot weapon - entered service with US forces...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Sea Harrier FRS 1 vs Mirage III/Dagger South Atlantic 1982 by Doug Dildy, Pablo Calcaterra Sea Harrier FRS 1 vs Mirage III/Dagger South Atlantic 1982
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Following Argentina's military operation to take possession of the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government launched a major naval operation to return them to British rule. Defending the Royal Navy task force were two small squadrons totalling...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Marine Corps Way of War The Evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps from Attrition to Maneuver Warfare in the Post-Vietnam Era by Anthony Piscitelli The Marine Corps Way of War The Evolution of the U.S. Marine Corps from Attrition to Maneuver Warfare in the Post-Vietnam Era

The Marine Corps Way of War examines the evolving doctrine, weapons, and capability of the United States Marine Corps during the four decades since our last great conflict in Asia. As author Anthony Piscitelli demonstrates, the USMC has maintained its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

No Miracles The Failure of Soviet Decision-Making in the Afghan War by Michael R. Fenzel No Miracles The Failure of Soviet Decision-Making in the Afghan War

The Soviet experience in Afghanistan provides a useful perspective on military intervention writ broadly. In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev decided that a withdrawal from Afghanistan should occur as soon as possible. The Soviet Union's senior leadership had become aware that their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century Perspectives from the Social Sciences by Jessica Glicken Turnley Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century Perspectives from the Social Sciences

This book sets out the major social scientific approaches to the study of Special Operations Forces. Despite consistent downsizing, over the past two decades the armed forces of the industrial democracies have seen a huge growth in Special Operations Forces...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

India's Wars A Military History, 1947-1971 by Arjun Subramaniam India's Wars A Military History, 1947-1971


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Iran- Iraq War The Forgotten Fronts by Tom Cooper, E. R. Hooton, Farzin Nadimi The Iran- Iraq War The Forgotten Fronts
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The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th Century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. There have been many books on the conflict but this is the first detailed military history using...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Why Comrades Go to War Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict by Harry Verhoeven, Philip Roessler Why Comrades Go to War Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict
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A critical examination of liberation/pan-Africanist ideologies and the ambitions of many of the key players in Zaire/DRC's long-running civil war that helps explain why neighbouring countries intervened in the conflict
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

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