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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

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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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