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INFERNO IN CHECHNYA

By Brian Glyn Williams

(Subject: Post World War II - General) The Russian-Chechen Wars, the Al Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombings. In April, 2013, the United States suffered its worst terrorist bombing since 9/11 at the annual Boston Marathon. When the culprits turned out to be U.S. residents of Chechen descent, Americans were shocked. Why would members of an obscure Russian minority group consider America their enemy? This is the first book to answer the riddle by tracing the roots of the attack to the Caucasus Mountains of southern Russia. Brian Glyn Williams describes the tragic history of the bombers’ war-devastated homeland, showing how the conflict there influenced the rise of Europe’s deadliest homegrown terrorist network. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: ForeEdge (Univ. of N.Eng)) (ISBN: 9781611687378) (Pagination: 288pp, map) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$41.61

THE INSURGENCY IN CHECHNYA AND THE NORTH CAUCASUS
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THE INSURGENCY IN CHECHNYA AND THE NORTH CAUCASUS

By Robert W. Schaefer

(Subject: Post World War II - General) From Gazavat to Jihad. The shocking events of the Moscow airport terrorist attack in January, 2011 made it clear that the North Caucasus insurgency was still strong despite the Kremlin’s announcement in 2008 that the conflict was over. Russia was promised a “year of blood and tears”, and this threatened the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The author offers the definitive guide on the conflict in Southern Russia, explaining why the Russian counter terrorism efforts have failed and why terrorist attacks in Russia have sharply increased over recent years. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Praeger Publishers) (ISBN: 9780313386343) (Pagination: 305pp, maps, diagram) (Condition: New in d/w.) UL-XXXXXX

$72.02

THE JIHADIST THREAT: THE RE-CONQUEST OF THE WEST?

By Paul Moorcraft

(Subject: Post World War II - General) This book examines the international and domestic threats to the West from Jihadism. It joins the dots in the Middle East, Asia and Africa and explains what it means for Britain, continental Europe and the USA. More Brits are trying to join the Islamic State than the reserve forces. Why? The author puts the whole complex jigsaw together without pulling any punches. After briefly tracing the origins of Jihadism from the time of the Prophet, he analyses the fall-out from the Iraq and Afghan wars and how far these fuelled the rise of the self-styled Islamic State and other terror groups and the extent these pose to European society. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781473856790) (Pagination: 174pp, 5 maps, 31 b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.99

GHOST RIDERS OF BAGHDAD

By Daniel A. Sjursen

(Subject: Post World War II - General) From October 2006 to December 2007, U.S. Army lieutenant Daniel A. Sjursen, led a light scout platoon in Baghdad. The experiences of Ghost Rider platoon provide a soldier’s eye view of the incredible complexities of warfare, peacekeeping, and counterinsurgency in one of the world’s most ancient cities. He reflects critically on the prevailing narrative of the surge as saviour of America’s longest war, on the overall military strategy in Iraq, and on U.S. relations with ordinary Iraqis. With the emergence of ISIS in 2014, Iraq and its beleaguered, battle-scarred people are again much in the news. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: ForeEdge (Univ. of N.Eng)) (ISBN: 9781611687811) (Pagination: 264pp, 35 b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$38.41

THE FLECHAS: INSURGENT HUNTING IN EASTERN ANGOLA, 1965-1974
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THE FLECHAS: INSURGENT HUNTING IN EASTERN ANGOLA, 1965-1974

By John P. Cann

(Subject: Post World War II - General) In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its inability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces in Africa. Following the uprisings of March of 1961 in the north of Angola, Portugal poured troops into the colony, however there were only very small numbers of elite forces available and this led to development of specialized, units. The most remarkable such force was the Flechas, indigenous Bushmen in eastern Angola who could live and fight in its difficult terrain. They were active until the end of the war in 1974, and were so successful in their methods that the template was copied in the theaters of Guiné and Mozambique, and later in the South African Border War. (Published: 2013) (Publisher: Helion & Company) (ISBN: 9781909384637) (Pagination: A4 format, 64pp, Numerous b/w & colour illustrations, maps) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$27.12

BORNEO BOYS

By Roger Annett

(Subject: Post World War II - General) RAF Helicopter Pilots in Action: The Indonesia Confrontation, 1962-66. For four years British and Commonwealth armed forces were embroiled in conflict on the island of Borneo. Its difficult terrain and lack of adequate roads were the biggest challenges from a military perspective, a challenge met by the mobility of the helicopter. The story of the 'Borneo Boys' of the title, traces a journey from new recruits at boot camp, to flying training and on to Borneo itself. It describes the process of theatre familiarisation – jungle training, and nursing Whirlwind 10s over a the mountainous Malayan jungle. (Published: 2013) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781781590102) (Pagination: 305pp, maps, numerous colour & b/w photos) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$40.01

YANGTZE SHOWDOWN
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YANGTZE SHOWDOWN

By Brian Izzard

(Subject: Post World War II - General) China and the Ordeal of HMS Amethyst. The attack on the British frigate on the Yangtze River by Chinese Communists in 1949 made world headlines. When she made a dramatic escape after being trapped for 101 days, the incident was eulogised as an example of outstanding courage and fortitude. The 'Yangtze Incident' was made into a feature film, which depicted the ship and her crew as innocent victims of Communist aggression. British Government files have now been released and in making use of these, the book tells an intriguing tale of intelligence failure and military over-confidence. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Seaforth Publishing) (ISBN: 9781848322240) (Pagination: 276pp, 35 b/w photos, bibliography) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$40.01

THE ELEVENTH DAY: THE ULTIMATE ACCOUNT OF 9/11
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THE ELEVENTH DAY: THE ULTIMATE ACCOUNT OF 9/11

By Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan

(Subject: Post World War II - General) This must be the definitive account of 9/11. The shockwaves of the September 11, 2001 attacks in America reverberate to this day. Though Osama Bin Laden has been killed, questions remain. What exactly happened? Could 9/11 have been prevented? How and why did so much acrimony and misinformation arise from the ashes of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a quiet field in Pennsylvania? And what has yet to be revealed? The Eleventh Day, written with access to thousands of recently released official documents, is updated for this edition – and reports on a development which the former chairman of Congress' 9/11 probe describes as the ‘most important in years’. (Published: 2012) (Publisher: Transworld/Corgi) (ISBN: 9780552156189) (Pagination: 864pp, illustrations) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$15.99

FALKLANDS HERO: IAN MCKAY, THE LAST VC OF THE 20TH CENTURY
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FALKLANDS HERO: IAN MCKAY, THE LAST VC OF THE 20TH CENTURY

By Jon Cooksey

(Subject: Post World War II - General) At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War, the assault by 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment stalled in the face of determined resistance. With his platoon held up by an Argentine machine gun, Sergeant Ian McKay gathered his men and led them in a headlong dash into the teeth of withering fire. One by one they fell until only Ian McKay was left, charging on alone towards the Argentine position. His was the final act of a man who lived, breathed and was shaped by the Parachute Regiment: an act which earned him a posthumous Victoria Cross. (Published: 2012) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781844154937) (Pagination: 256pp, numerous illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.99

FREE FALL: A SNIPER'S STORY FROM CHECHNYA
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FREE FALL: A SNIPER'S STORY FROM CHECHNYA

By Nicolai Lilin

(Subject: Post World War II - General) A brutal but engrossing memoir of the Second Chechen War, through the eyes of a young Russian soldier. Nicolai Lilin was conscripted and then trained as a sniper in an unorthodox Russian Special Forces regiment. This elite band of men fought their way through multiple assignments, including guerilla warfare in inhospitable mountainous terrain and intense hand-to-hand fighting in urban areas. Along the way, they faced mercenary fighters, anti-personnel mines and torture. Free Fall offers a unique perspective on one of the most controversial wars in living memory. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Canongate Books) (ISBN: 9781847679710) (Pagination: 404pp) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$20.79

HEROES

By David Bailey and Dylan Jones

(Subject: Post World War II - General) David Bailey flew to Afghanistan to take photographs to raise money for Help for Heroes, the charity that helps wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan. Remembering his own National Service in Malaya, Bailey swiftly struck up an easy relationship with the men and women serving there. Surrounded by the weapons, ammunition and tools of war, a sense of camaraderie shines through these remarkable photographs. This is a fitting celebration of Britain’s fighting heroes, with Dylan Jones’s engaging text. Sales of this book will benefit Help for Heroes. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd) (ISBN: 9780500543962) (Pagination: 168pp, numerous colour illustrations) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$39.93

TIGERS IN THE DESERT

By Ian H Williams

(Subject: Post World War II - General) The author's experiences during Operation Telic - the liberation of Iraq in 2003. He was a Territorial soldier serving with the TIGER (Theatre Information General Equipment Register) team in Kuwait and Iraq. In the sweltering heat of the desert they played their part in the eventual victory, and William's account of their experiences gives a good impression of what conditions were like for Allied troops on the ground. They had to contend with an alien environment, a hostile climate, an unknown enemy and the constant threat of biological or chemical weapons. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Woodfield Publishing) (ISBN: 1846830478) (Pagination: 250pp, numerous colour photos) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$20.72

A CONSCRIPT IN KOREA
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A CONSCRIPT IN KOREA

By Neville Williams

(Subject: Post World War II - General) This story begins when a young National Serviceman walked through the gates of the Welch Brigade, Brecon in 1951. After training he was posted to Korea with 1st Welch Regiment and tells his story of this almost forgotten war where temperatures could drop to -45° with biting Siberian winds. The Welch Regiment were part of the Commonwealth Division which, allied to American and ROK forces, were tasked with holding a line north of the 38th Parallel. Their Chinese oponents were a resourceful determined enemy. Artillery exchanges were fierce and patrols often clashed. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848841314) (Pagination: 208pp, illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.99

19 WITH A BULLET
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19 WITH A BULLET

By Granger Korff

(Subject: Post World War II - General) A South African Paratrooper in Angola. A fast-moving, action-packed account of the author's service during 1980/81 with the elite 1 Parachute Battalion at the height of the 'Bush War' in South West Africa (Namibia) and Angola. Apart from the normal counter-insurgency activities of Fireforce operations, ambushing and patrols, to contact and destroy SWAPO guerrillas, he was involved in several massive South African Defence Force (SADF) conventional cross-border operations into Angola to take on FAPLA (Angolan MPLA troops) and their Cuban and Soviet allies (Published: 2009) (Publisher: 30 Degrees South UK) (ISBN: 9781920143312) (Pagination: 340pp, 27 colour & 35 b/w photos) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$27.12

SPECIAL FORCES IN ACTION

By Alexander Stilwell

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Since the end of the Cold War there have been numerous conflicts and in all of these Special Forces have played a key role. This book examines their activities and operations in numerous theatres from Afghanistan and, Iraq today to the Balkans and Gulf War. Lesser known small wars such as Sierra Leone (and the spectacular rescue of British soldiers by the SAS) and Somalia are also well covered, as are drug busting operations in Columbia and operations to track down war criminals in the Balkans. (Published: 2007) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781844155583) (Pagination: 192pp, c200 colour & b/w photos & illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.99

ENTER DRUM AND COLOURS

By Alan Brewin

(Subject: Post World War II - General) This book tells the story of a young man's National Service in the 1950s, and how he came to terms with two years of compulsory soldiering. After basic training with The Green Howards in Yorkshire he took a senior NCO's course and became a Sergeant Instructor in The Royal Army Educational Corps. The story then moves abroad to Libya and Malta, concluding with his TA service in The Royal Artillery - and an unexpected offer from the SAS! (Published: 2004) (Publisher: Brewin Books) (ISBN: 1858582415) (Pagination: 110pp, 57 b/w ills) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$15.92

FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE
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FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE

By Lieutenant-Colonel A J Barker

(Subject: Post World War II - General) 'The bloody Hook', a prominent ridge on the Korean Peninsula, saw more blood spilt than any other feature in that grisly and intense war. The two costliest battles are told in detail in this military classic. Both involved British Infantry Battalions of the 29th Commonwealth Division. in November, 1952 the Black Watch saw off a major Chinese attack, and in May, 1953, the 1st Battalion, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, and the 20th Field Regt Royal Artillery, faced an overwhelming Chinese onslought. (Published: 2002) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 0850528232) (Pagination: xviii + 170pp, 13 b/w ills, diagrams) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.92

THE POLITICS OF RETRIBUTION IN EUROPE: WORLD WAR II AND ITS AFTERMATH
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THE POLITICS OF RETRIBUTION IN EUROPE: WORLD WAR II AND ITS AFTERMATH

By et al István Deák (Editor)

(Subject: Post World War II - General) Conventional depictions of occupation, resistance and collaboration in WWII has provided the familiar backdrop against which the story of post-war Europe has been told. It was however possible to conceal the fact that not only did the majority of people in Hitler's Europe passively accept occupation, but millions actively co-operated with Nazi rule. After the war, those who judged collaborators were sometimes themselves former collaborators. Many people became innocent victims of retribution, while others (among them notorious war criminals) escaped punishment. This book sheds light on the collective amnesia that overtook many Europeans regarding their own responsibility for war crimes. (Published: 2000) (Publisher: Princeton University Pres) (ISBN: 0691009546) (Pagination: 337pp, index) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$47.93