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An army for a nation:

by John Mordike

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1992
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9781863731928
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Condition: clean copy Content: The author challenges the view that Australia perceived its national interests and those of Britain to be one, by exposing the competing national and imperial influences which shaped the foundation of the Australian Army. The book reveals how political ambition and electoral pressures subordinated a farsighted policy of defence self-reliance to the demands of imperial defence. 310 pages, notes,… Read more
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Hell upon earth:

by J. Clinton; Morrison, Jr.

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1995-09
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9780969182412
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Concition: clean copy. Content: 360 pages, notes, index, photographs maps.
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The Apathetic and the Defiant

by Craig L. Mantle, editor

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June 30, 2007
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9781550027105
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Condition: clean copy. Content. A collection of 12 essays covering examples of unprofessional behavior by members of Canada's military forces from the War of 1812 to the immediate aftermath of the First World War.The work clearly reveals that disobedience and mutiny have marked all o fthe major conflicts in which Canada has participated. 496 pages, glossary, index.
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Through Water, Ice & Fire Schooner Nancy of the War of 1812

by Barry Gough

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March 4, 2006
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Very Good+
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9781550025699
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Content: non-fiction, history. This dramatic, soundly researched narrative depicts the reality of the men who sailed the schooner 'Nancy fighting a gritty war. Carrying the war to the enemy in hazardous ways, they fought against a powerful American foe, using stealth and daring to maintain the besieged Canadian position in the last armed struggle for the heartland of North… Read more
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The Phantom Army of Alamein: The Men Who Hoodwinked Rommel

by Rick Stroud

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2013
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Very Good
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9781408831281
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Content: non-fiction, military history. In 1940 a motley crew of artists, sculptors, film-makers and theatre designers were brought together to form the Camouflage Unit. Initially, their task was to conceal British towns, factories and airfields from enemy bombers, but in the same year a small team was sent to join the war in the Western Desert. Following one success, where… Read more
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The Canadians on the Somme, September-November 1916

by Norm M Christie

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1996
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9780969903949
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Content: non-fiction, history. The Battle of the Somme was one of the most horrific battles of a horrific war. It lasted from July to November of 1916 and sucked in hundreds of thousands of soldiers from France, Germany, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Newfoundland. The Canadians fought there between September and November, battling their way across the fields… Read more
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The Canadians at Ypres, April 1915

by Norm M Christie

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April 1996
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9780969903932
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Content: non-fiction, history. The second battle of Ypres in April 1915 represents Canada's horrific introduction to modern warfare. Two thousand Canadians would die in four days. This book uniquely chronicles that battle and brings to life those grimmest of times. The Canadians at Ypres revives this First World War battle, an event important to Canadian Heritage. It is the reference… Read more
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Bloody Winter (Blue Jacket Books)

by John Waters

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Published
April 1994
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9781557509123
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Light edge wear. Sound clean copy.
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Jack's War: Lower-Deck Recollections from World War II

by G.G. Connell

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Published
1995
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9780947554552
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Sound clean hc in dj. 236pp incl index
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Sound clean trade paper
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Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets. Now All Roads Lead to France is an account of his final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost and Thomas's fatal decision to fight in the war. The book also evokes an astonishingly creative moment in English literature, when London was a… Read more
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On an icy morning in Paris in January 1943, 230 French women resisters were rounded up from the Gestapo detention camps and sent on a train to Auschwitz--the only train, in the four years of German occupation, to take women of the Resistance to a death camp. The youngest was a schoolgirl of 15, the eldest a farmer's wife of… Read more
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It's 1942 and Hitler's armies stand astride Europe like a colossus. Germany is winning on every front. This is the story of how one of the world's first commando units, put together for the invasion of Norway, helped turn the tide in Italy. 1942. When the British generals recommend an audacious plan to parachute a small elite commando unit into Norway… Read more
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From 27 B.C. to A.D. 117, the Roman dreams of boundless empire began to falter. Romans and Barbarians sees the clash of cultures from the standpoint of four individuals whose curious fate it was to venture or be sent beyond the outer watchtowers of the Roman empire. They bore witness from the grassy steppe of Europe's southeastern corner; from across… Read more
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Highlander: The History of the Legendary Highland Soldier

by Tim Newark

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2010-04
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9781602399518
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Acclaimed historian Tim Newark tells the story of the Highlanders through the words of the soldiers themselves, from diaries, letters, and journals uncovered from archives in Scotland and around the world. At the Battle of Quebec in 1759, only a few years after their defeat at Culloden, the 78th Highlanders faced down the French guns and turned the battle. At… Read more
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The Crimean War: The Story Behind the Myth

by Clive Ponting

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2004-02-25
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9780701173906
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Sound clean hc/DJ. The Crimean War is full of resonance - not least, the Charge of the Light Brigade, the Siege of Sevastopol and Florence Nightingale at Scutari with her lamp. In this fascinating book, Clive Ponting separates the myths from the reality, and tells the true story of the heroism of the ordinary soldiers, often through eye-witness accounts of… Read more
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The First World War

by 353825n

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Published
2002
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9781552630334
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From John Keegan, the premier military historian of our time: a stunningly illustrated volume incorporating an abridged text of his best-selling, The First World War. Now Keegan has gathered together 400 photographs, maps, and other illustrations that allow us to see what his text so brilliantly describes: the startling ferocity of the conflict; the hellish nature of the trenches; the legendary… Read more
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The Edge of the Sword (Echoes of War)

by Anthony Farrar-Hockley

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March 1990
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9780907675501
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This is about the battle of the Imjin River in April 1951, during the Korean War, where, virtually unsupported, the 1st Battalion of Gloucestershire Regiment beat off successie Chinese attach for three days and nights until, overwhelmed by numbers and with their ammunition exhausted, the Glosters were given the order to fight their way out. 276 pages.
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