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Military history: post WW2 conflicts books

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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

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

Hue 1968 A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam by Mark Bowden Hue 1968 A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Bowden's most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centrepiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American war in Vietnam.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

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: 05/09/2017

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: 28/08/2017

Hot Skies Over Yemen Aerial Warfare Over the Southern Arabian Peninsula, 1962-1994 by Tom Cooper Hot Skies Over Yemen Aerial Warfare Over the Southern Arabian Peninsula, 1962-1994

Using newly-released secret intelligence sources, neglected memoirs and much more besides, this book tells the story of military aviation in Yemen since 1962.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

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

Why Comrades Go to War Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict by Why Comrades Go to War Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

An account of the AFDL's rise in 1996, crushing the dictatorship within Zaire/Congo and their subsequent collapse only months later as the Pan-Africanist alliance fell apart
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

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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: 27/09/2017

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: 28/09/2017

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


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

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

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

Craftsmen of the Army by Craftsmen of the Army

Official regimental history of the REME.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other books in this genre

The Soviet-Israeli War, 1969-1973 The USSR's Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict by Isabella Ginor, Gideon Remez The Soviet-Israeli War, 1969-1973 The USSR's Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict
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A history of how the Russians, ever since the Six Day War, were involved in planning, instigating and supporting further Arab military action against Israel.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Britain's Cold War Fighters by Tim McLelland Britain's Cold War Fighters

This explores the development of the jet fighter from the first-generation Meteor and Vampire which entered service with the RAF and Fleet Air Arm. Each type is examined, looking at how the design was created and how this translated into...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2017

A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96 by Rick Morgan, Gareth Hector A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96
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In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged in operations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6 maintained...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2017

Phantom Boys More Thrilling Tales from UK and US Operators of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 by Richard Pike Phantom Boys More Thrilling Tales from UK and US Operators of the McDonnell Douglas F-4

The highly anticipated follow-up to Phantom Boys is here! Once again Richard Pike has brought together brilliant, hitherto unpublished, accounts across eighteen chapters. And now there is coverage of the Americans. So, with both British and American perspectives, Phantom Boys...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2017

V Force Boys All New Reminiscences by Air and Ground Crews Associated with the V Force Aircraft Defending the UK in the Cold War by Tony Blackman, Anthony Wright V Force Boys All New Reminiscences by Air and Ground Crews Associated with the V Force Aircraft Defending the UK in the Cold War
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The V Force consisted of three four-jet bombers, the Valiant, the Vulcan and the Victor, all required as part of the nuclear deterrent in the Cold War following the end of the Second World War. V Force Boys contains a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2017

Anatomy of Post-Communist European Defense Institutions The Mirage of Military Modernity by Thomas-Durell Young Anatomy of Post-Communist European Defense Institutions The Mirage of Military Modernity

Although the West won the Cold War, the continuation of the status quo is not a foregone conclusion. The former Soviet-aligned regions outside of Russia -- Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, and others -- sit atop decaying armed forces while Russian...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

War and Warfare since 1945 by Sterling  M. (National Defense University, USA) Pavelec War and Warfare since 1945
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Beginning with an exploration into the question of what war is, War and Warfare Since 1945 provides a chronological analysis of military history since the end of World War II extending through to an analysis of the limits of modern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

The 100 Hour War by Mario Overall, Dan Hagedorn The 100 Hour War
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In July 1969, while the world was expectant about the upcoming first manned landing on the moon, two little-known Central American States crossed sabers in what was derogatorily coined by the media as 'The Soccer War'. Far from a simple...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

Bandit Mentality Hunting Insurgents in the Rhodesian Bush War, a Memoir by Lindsay O'Brien Bandit Mentality Hunting Insurgents in the Rhodesian Bush War, a Memoir

Bandit Mentality captures Lindsay 'Kiwi' O'Brien's Bush War service from 1976-1980 at the coalface of the Rhodesian conflict. Starting in the BSA Police Support Unit, the police professional anti-terrorist battalion, he served across the country as a section leader and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

UVF Behind the Mask by Aaron Edwards UVF Behind the Mask


Format: Paperback - Released: 12/06/2017

Rebuilding Post War Britain Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian Refugees in Britain, 1946-51 by Emily Gilbert Rebuilding Post War Britain Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian Refugees in Britain, 1946-51

Between 1946 and 1951, 25,000 Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian refugee men and women displaced by the Second World War came to Great Britain to fill labour shortages in Britain.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2017

Remember the Liberty! Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas by Ernest A. Gallo, Ronald G. Kukal, Phillip F. Nelson, Phillip F. Tourney Remember the Liberty! Almost Sunk by Treason on the High Seas
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Flight of the Dragon A Taiwanese U-2 Pilot's Long Journey to Freedom by Linda Rios Bromley Flight of the Dragon A Taiwanese U-2 Pilot's Long Journey to Freedom

When Chang-di 'Robin' Yeh departed on his scheduled recon flight on 1 November 1963, his life was full of promise. In an instant, the experienced pilot transitioned from a free man to a prisoner held on spy charges by mainland...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

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