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UP TO THEIR NECKS

By Joe F. Plant

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Though this copy is new it is a proof copy and is so inscribed on the title page. The story of a National Serviceman. Within days of the end of the Second World War the Cold War began, thus conscription continued, to replace the demobilisation of Britain's existing armed forces. Who better to replace them than over two million eligible eighteen year old young men who were thoroughly enjoying their freedom until a brown envelope fluttered through the letterbox informing them that they had been called up. This is a factual and personal story about the camaraderie that quickly developed among many during their enforced National Service. (Published: 2012) (Publisher: Private Publication) (ISBN: 9781782220541) (Pagination: 348pp, numerous small b/w photos) (Condition: New in card cover - Proof copy) UL-XXXXXX

$15.91

DIRTY WAR
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DIRTY WAR

By Martin Dillon

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Signs of use, creased covers and page edges. Still useful reference copy. The author examines the roles played by the provisional IRA, the State Forces, the Irish government and the British Army. He describes war in which informers, agents and double agents operate. (Published: 1990) (Publisher: Arrow Books) (ISBN: 0099845202) (Pagination: xvii + 500pp, 20 photos) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$4.77

THE HIDDEN WAR

By Artyom Borovik

(Subject: Post World War II - General) The author was considered one of the pre-eminent journalists in Russia. With "The Hidden War" he provided the world its first glimpse inside the Soviet military machine, capturing the soldiers' terror, helplessness, and despair at waging war in a foreign land against an unseen enemy for unclear purposes. When first published, the groundbreaking revelations exposed the weaknesses beneath the Soviet Union's aura of military might, creating an enormous controversy both in Russia and around the world. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Faber & Faber) (ISBN: 0571141072) (Pagination: 224pp, 25 photos.) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$19.10

THE COLD WAR: A MILITARY HISTORY

By David Miller

(Subject: Post World War II - General) From 1949 to 1991 the world was overshadowed by the Cold War. Repeatedly it seemed that in days, even hours, global nuclear conflict would sweep away much of the United States, the Soviet Union and Europe. When the Cold War ended, the Warsaw Pact was wound up and the vast military forces which had flourished for over forty years were disbanded. As with all wars, however, it was only then that the realities of what had been involved began to emerge. The author examines each military area in turn, covering the formation of the two great alliances, and the strategies and major weapons in the rival navies, armies and air forces. (Published: 1998) (Publisher: John Murray) (ISBN: 071955618X) (Pagination: 476pp illustrations) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$12.73

AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS

By Michael R Beschloss Strobe

(Subject: Post World War II - General) The end of the Cold War brought about by the secret messages and telephone calls between George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev, James Baker and Eduard Schevardnadze and the closed door meetings at the Kremlin, White House, pentagon, CIA and KGB. (Published: 1993) (Publisher: Little Brown & Co) (ISBN: 0316905232) (Pagination: 498pp, chronology, bibliography) (Condition: Very good in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.91

REF/RL RESEARCH REPORT: POST-SOVIET ARMIES VOL.2 NO.25

By Acting editor Duncan Perry

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Magazine format. Creased covers showing signs of use. A special issue for the Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty Inc. Research Institute. Contributors include Stephen Foye, Vladimir Socor, Bess Brown (Published: 1993) (Publisher: RFE/RL Research Inst.) (Pagination: 105pp maps, photos) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$15.91

I GIORNI DI PRAGA: DRAMMA ED EROISMO DI UN POPOLO TRADITO

By Enzo Biagi et al

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Italian text. Essays and accounts of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia on 21 August 1968 and the days and events which led up to it. Extensively illustrated with contemporary photographs. (Published: 1968) (Publisher: Rizzoli Editore S.p.A.) (Pagination: 127pp illustrations) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$22.28

ASSIGNMENT SHANGHAI: PHOTOGRAPHS ON THE EVE OF REVOLUTION

By Photographer Jack Binns and Editor Carolyn Wakeman

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Chinese text. A few captions in English. paperback with worn covers. mainly black and white photographs. 13 pages of narrative plus captions. 1945-1949. Everyday scenes of ordinary people--pedicab drivers, street vendors, bar girls, police, politicians, prisoners--telling a story of national resilience and dignity in the midst of enveloping poverty, repression, and fear. The black and white photographs capture the dramatic end of an era. (Published: 2003) (Publisher: University California Pr.) (ISBN: 7563351299) (Pagination: 126pp) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$31.83

HISTORY OF THE PRESENT: ESSAYS, SKETCHES AND DESPATCHES FROM EUROPE IN THE 1990S
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HISTORY OF THE PRESENT: ESSAYS, SKETCHES AND DESPATCHES FROM EUROPE IN THE 1990S

By Timothy Garton Ash

(Subject: Post World War II - General) An extraordinary decade in which the old order collapsed, along with the Berlin Wall. Looking at a history of Central Europe after the collapse of soviet control, the author joins the East Germans in their decisive vote for unification, visiting the former leader in prison, accompanies the Poles on their roller-coaster ride to democracy, travels through the killing fields of Kosovo and more. (Published: 1999) (Publisher: Allen Lane, Penguin Press) (ISBN: 0713993235) (Pagination: 440pp endpaper maps.) (Condition: Good in grazed d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$15.91

DESPATCHES FROM THE BARRICADES

By John Simpson

(Subject: Post World War II - General) An eye-witness account of the revolutions that shook the world 1989-1990. BBC Foreign Affairs editor, renowned journalist John Simpson was present at all of the events featured in his book. The fall of communism in East Germany, Poland Hungary Czechoslavakia, Bulgaria and Romania, The students protest and massacre in Tiananmen Square and the peaceful revolution in South Africa leading to the release of Nelson Mandela. Simpson was there and interviewed many of the chief participants. (Published: 1990) (Publisher: Hutchinson) (ISBN: 0091745829) (Pagination: 320pp 90 photographs, maps) (Condition: Good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$12.73

DUSTY WARRIORS: MODERN SOLDIERS AT WAR

By Richard Holmes

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Previous owner gift dedication on endpaper. Good in edgecreased d/w. The author draws on the testimonies of the 700 soldiers of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment to capture in vivid detail the average soldier's day-to-day experience of war. Embroiled in a conflict often too dangerous for reporters to cover, these soldiers, many without any previous experience of warfare, have kept ongoing records of the drudgery, anxiety and horror involved in fighting a violent and increasingly unpopular war in Iraq against a ruthless and resourceful enemy. All have risked their lives, and many have died. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Harper Press) (ISBN: 9780007212842) (Pagination: 347pp illustrations.) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$9.55

THE BEST YEARS OF THEIR LIVES: THE NATIONAL SERVICE EXPERIENCE 1945-63

By Trevor Royle

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Good in creased d/w with watermark on bottom edge. The textblock has had an endpaper removed but is clean an unmarked. memories of the national Service experiences for some 2 million men who between 1945 and 1963 were forced to leave civilian life for 2 years and train as either soldiersm sailors or airmen. This excellent account re-tells their induction, training, the wars they fought in, occupation duty and service life in general. (Published: 1986) (Publisher: Michael Joseph) (ISBN: 0718124596) (Pagination: xvii + 288pp, 34 illustraions) (Condition: ) UL-XXXXXX

$7.96

OPERATION CORPORATE

By Martin Middlebrook

(Subject: Post World War II - General) No d/w. Operation Corporate was the code name given to the British Military action to recover the Falkland Islands and South Georgia after their seizure by Argentine forces in 1982. The author combines documentary research and personal interviews with all ranks of the servicemen involved, and with Falkland Islands civilians. (Published: 1985) (Publisher: Viking) (ISBN: 0670802239) (Pagination: 430pp illustrations) (Condition: Good) UL-XXXXXX

$12.73

IMPERIAL LIFE IN THE EMERALD CITY: INSIDE BAGHDAD'S GREEN ZONE

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran

(Subject: Post World War II - General) From a walled-off enclave of towering plants, smart villas and sparkling swimming pools, known as the Green Zone - the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority, under imperial viceroy L. Paul Bremer III, attempted to rule Iraq in the first twelve months after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and internal documents,the author tells the story of this ill-prepared attempt to build American democracy in a war-torn Middle Eastern country, detailing not only the risky disbanding of the Iraqi army and the ludicrous attempt to train the new police force, but also bringing to light a host of lesser-known yet typical travesties (Published: 2007) (Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing) (ISBN: 9780747591689) (Pagination: 356pp map) (Condition: Near fine in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$9.55

THE OCCASIONAL NUMBER 41: THE CASE FOR COALITION. FRENCH MILITARY INTERVENTION IN THE 1990s

By Dr. Rachel Utley

(Subject: Post World War II - General) This paper looks at French Military missions, notably the Gulf war 1990-91, action in the former Yugoslavia and continued activity in Bosnia and Kosovo. It addresses some of the manifold questions arising from changes in French military strategy. What were the reasons for more prominent coalition interventions in the 1990s when Operation Turquoise in Rwanda, for example was undertaken in strictly national terms? (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Strategic & Combat Inst.) (ISBN: 1874346348) (Pagination: 50pp) (Condition: very good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$9.55

RED ZONE. FIVE BLOODY YEARS IN BAGHDAD

By Oliver Poole

(Subject: Post World War II - General) As the Daily Telegraph's Baghdad Bureau chief, Oliver Poole first arrived in Iraq in 2003, crossing the Kuwait border in the bank of a US armoured vehicle. Once in Baghdad his home would become a hotel room in the middle of the city's Red Zone. He tells how the war changed his life - and also the life of his interpreter Ahmed, whose relations were among those slaughtered and who ultimately had to flee Iraq – with Oliver’s help – in a vehicle filled with his possessions and family. (Published: 2008) (Publisher: Reportage Press) (ISBN: 9780955572975) (Pagination: 336pp illustrations, maps) (Condition: Good in d/w with small tear on the edge of the spine.) UL-XXXXXX

$9.55

GOING TO THE WARS
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GOING TO THE WARS

By Max Hastings

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Max Hasting's account of his experiences as a war correspondent. He covered the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Biafra, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Middle East, Cyprus, Rhodesia, India, and finally the Falklands. (Published: 2000) (Publisher: Macmillan) (ISBN: 9780333771044) (Pagination: 400pp illustrations) (Condition: Very good in dw.) UL-XXXXXX

$12.73

THE COLD WAR: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION
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THE COLD WAR: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

By Robert J Mcmahon

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Examines the impact the Cold war had on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe and the Third World. it looks at the human and financial costs, and at how it affected the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century. (Published: 2003) (Publisher: Oxford University Press) (ISBN: 9780192801784) (Pagination: 185pp, maps illustrations) (Condition: Very good in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$7.96

HARRY WAS A CRAP HAT: A SOLDIER'S STORY

By Brian Clacy

(Subject: Post World War II - General) In this autobiographical account Brian `Harry' Clacy looks back on his 18 + eventful years as a soldier in the British Army, serving in Northern Ireland, Germany and various military establishments in the UK. He wanted to be a paratrooper and wear the famous red beret, but failed to pass the aptitude test and was therefore doomed to be a `crap hat' (a term used by the Paras to describe all other army units). He completed two tours of duty in Northern Ireland in the 1970s. On his first he was stationed in Belfast, near the Falls Road where, as the driver of a `Pig' armoured vehicle he experienced the daily tensions of patrolling the streets at the height of `the troubles'. His last tour was in the South Armagh 'bandit country'. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Woodfield Publishing) (ISBN: 1846830818) (Pagination: 181pp, b/w photos) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$19.10

TIME-LIFE THE NEW FACE OF WAR SERIES: SKY SOLDIERS
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TIME-LIFE THE NEW FACE OF WAR SERIES: SKY SOLDIERS

(Subject: Post World War II - General) The editors consider the role of airborne forces in modern warfare, and look at their use in Vietnam, Panama, the Falklands, Afghanistan, and Kuwait in Operation Desert Shield. (Published: 1991) (Publisher: Time Life Books) (ISBN: 0809486121) (Pagination: Large format, 160pp, extensively illustrated.) (Condition: Illustrated boards. very Good. Previous Owner's stamp inside and label on spine.) UL-XXXXXX

$14.32

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