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      Dangerous Frontiers: Campaigning in Somaliland and Oman.

      A gripping personal memoir of soldiering in two hot and hostile areas of the world. Firstly, the author describes his life as a young officer in the Somaliland Scouts in the (then) British Protectorate of Somaliland. At that time tribal quarrels,...

      Was: $37.99
      Now: $12.95
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      Don't Say Goodbye: Our Heroes and the Families they Leave Behind.

      The British Armed Forces have to leave behind wives, mothers and sweethearts and have done so for generations. This is the story of the unsung heroines and families on the modern-day home front. She says 'when you fall in love with someone serving in the...

      Was: $22.95
      Now: $3.95
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      Gray Work: Confessions of an American Paramilitary Spy.

      Smith served in the CIA and had his own defence contracting company, leading, planning, and executing missions throughout the world. He exposes uncomfortable truths, and a wealth of facts about weapons, fighting, espionage, and cyber security. Publisher...

      Was: $42.99
      Now: $14.95
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      Great Writers on The Great War: Fighting France.

      Wharton was living in Paris when war broke out in 1914 and she describes its effects on the civilian population, their shopping habits, cafe life, the availability of taxis and such. She then takes a driving tour of some of the decimated, burned, bombed...

      Was: $27.95
      Now: $7.95
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      Gurkha: Better to Die Than Live a Coward: My Life with the Gurkhas.

      Though he was born in a remote Nepalese village to poor parents, by the time he was 25 he was a section commander in the Royal Gurkhas. He relives his days fighting against the Taliban and recounts what it really means to be a Gurkha. Joanna Lumley said...

      Was: $60.00
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      Haig: Master of the Field.

      A distinguished soldier who had served in South Africa, the author was selected to be Haig's Director of Operations in 1915, a key position he held until the end of the War. This concentrates on the dramatic events of 1917 and 1918 and covers Third...

      Was: $59.99
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      Haven.

      Publisher Description Basis for the CBS Mini-series Starring Natasha Richardson. "The words leaped at me from "The Washington Post." 'I have decided, ' President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced, 'that approximately 1,000 refugees should be...

      Was: $28.00
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      Hitler's Early Raiders.

      Provides eye-witness accounts from British and German participants during the so-called 'Phoney War'. During the early months of 1940 harassment of east coast shipping was constant. This contains graphic accounts of enemy action including two major...

      Was: $45.00
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      Jane Fonda's War: A Political Biography of an Antiwar Icon.

      The author had access to her 20-foot thick FBI file, many press reports, and interviewed former POWs who met Fonda in Hanoi in 1972. It is 'an important contribution to the literature on the Vietnam era, acknowledging the inspiration provided by Jane...

      Was: $36.95
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      Nothing For Tears.

      Lali Horstmann's account of the last months of the war under the desperate and demoralised Nazis, and the terrifying arrival of the Russians, is both eloquent and heartbreaking. Publisher Description Towards the end of the Second World War, Lali...

      Was: $27.95
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      Reign of Terror: The Budapest Memoirs of Valdemar Langlet 1944-1945.

      He saved thousands of Jews in Budapest in the last two years of WWII, almost without any official authority or support from his own country. He was Swedish but had lived for many years in Hungary, where he worked for the Red Cross. He was able to issue...

      Was: $39.95
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      Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War.

      Seven of Adolf Hitler's closest associates - Rudolf Hess, Albert Speer, Karl Donitz, Erich Raeder, Walther Funk, Konstantin von Neurath, and Baldur von Schirach - were to have become forgotten men at Berlin's Spandau Prison. Instead they became the focus...

      Was: $47.95
      Now: $19.95
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      The Day We Went to War.

      Draws on the Imperial War Museum's archives to tell stories of the men and women who lived through the events of the first year of the Second World War. It is a personal and affecting accountÉ'Gas-proof dog kennels, fines for striking matches, intimate...

      Was: $19.95
      Now: $3.95
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      Tommy's War: A first World War Diary 1913-1918.

      I could not put this down! Livingstone was a shipping clerk with a young family living in Glasgow during WWI. He paints a vivid picture of ordinary lives during extraordinary times with his sardonic and funny comments on the world and those around him...

      Was: $60.00
      Now: $19.95
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      Voices Against War: A Century of Protest.

      Based on around 200 personal testimonies from the Imperial War Museum Collections, this tells the stories of those who participated in protest, from the First World War to the First Gulf War and the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East...

      Was: $59.95
      Now: $12.95
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      Great Escaper: A Young POW in the Most Audacious Breakout of WWII.

      John Williams was an Australian fighter pilot who first served in North Africa and after being shot down, was imprisoned in a POW camp: the supposedly escape-proof, Stalag Luft III. Steve McQueen's character in the 1960s blockbuster film, The Great...

      Was: $56.95
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