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3 PARA Afghanistan, Summer 2006 THIS is War, Bishop Patrick
1 Bishop Patrick 3 PARA Afghanistan, Summer 2006 THIS is War
Harper Collins, London 2007 978007257782 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 25 Cm 
In April 2006 the elite 3 Para Battle Group was despatched to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. Over the six months they were there, the soldiers saw near continuous combat. This is their story of the campaign. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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2 Clarke John D. FRENCH EAGLES SOVIET HEROES The Normandie-Niemen Squadrons on the Eastern Front
Sutton Publishing UK 2005 0750940743 / 9780750940740 1st Edition Hard Cover New Book New Book and Dust Jacket NEW BOOK 25 Cm 
"Seconded to the Soviets during the Second World War, the French Groupe de Chasse 3 (3rd Fighter Group) Normandie-Niemen became the second highest scoring fighter unit in the Red Air Force and the most highly decorated ever to fly for France. Illustrated with rare archive photographs and supported by detailed appendices, John D. Clarke's account of the Free French airmen who served on the Eastern Front is the first time this story has been told in the English language." 
Price: 32.00 AUD
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OPERATION BARRAS  The SAS Rescue Mission:  Sierra Leone 2000, Fowler William
3 Fowler William OPERATION BARRAS The SAS Rescue Mission: Sierra Leone 2000
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 2004 0297846280 / 9780297846284 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 23cm 
In May 200 the British government had sent a military and naval task force to the troubled west African state of Sierra Leone to bolster the United Nations operation that was attempting to restore peace and stability following a savage and brutal civil war. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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THE WAR THAT NEVER WAS   The True Story of the Men Who  Fought Britain's  Most Secret Battle, Hart-Davis Duff
4 Hart-Davis Duff THE WAR THAT NEVER WAS The True Story of the Men Who Fought Britain's Most Secret Battle
Century, London 2011 1846058252 / 9781846058257 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 23cm 
This is the first full account of a covert war fought in the Yemen in 1963 and considered one of the most secretive and wholly deniable campaigns the British waged in the twentieth century. This is an adventure packed story told with huge panache and flair, based on journals, letters and interviews with surviving soldiers and orchestrators of the campaign. Includes b/w and colour photographs taken at the time. 
Price: 34.00 AUD
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5 Laffin John RAIDERS Great Exploits of the Second World War
Sutton Publishing UK 1999 0750915250 / 9780750915250 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 18cm 
John Laffin relates more than twenty operations mounted by British, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces during the Second World War. Australian Raiders are described as Par Excellence and particular mention is made of two raides led by Major Rex Blow and Captain Robert Kerr "Jock" McLauren. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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RAIDERS   Great Exploits of the Second World War, Laffin John
6 Laffin John RAIDERS Great Exploits of the Second World War
Sutton Publishing UK 0750915250 / 9780750915250 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 24 Cm 
During the Second World War a number of daring military actions were carried out by Allied and Axis land, sea and air forces against targets carefully selected for their strategic or propaganda values. The Result of John Laffin's research of these actions is a dramatic, anecdotal and entertaining book, illustrated with a large selection f contemporary photographs. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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7 Laffin John RAIDERS; Elite Forces Attacks
UK Chancellor Press 1999 0753703629 / 9780753703625 1st Edition Hard Cover As New As New 25 Cm 
A dramatic, anecdotal and entertaining book, illustrated with a large selection of contemporary photographs, that will appeal to all with an interest in the great military exploits of the Second World War. The exploits recorded here range from a British commando strike against Rommel's supposed HQ in the North African desert in 1941, to the daring surveys of the Normandy beaches in preparation for Operation "Overload". 
Price: 32.00 AUD
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DAS REICH   The Military Role of the 2nd SS Division, Lucas James
8 Lucas James DAS REICH The Military Role of the 2nd SS Division
Arms and Armour Press London 1991 1854090674 / 9781854090676 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book Over 500gms 24 Cm 
Excellent condition, no names, tight binding, clean white pages. James Lucas has extensively researched the history of the Das Reich division and presents this text as an informative account of their training, cameraderie and history of their major battles. Supporting the text are b/w photographs taken during active duty. 
Price: 34.00 AUD
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HITLER'S MOUNTAIN TROOPS, Lucas James
9 Lucas James HITLER'S MOUNTAIN TROOPS
Arms and Armour Press London 1992 1854090798 / 9781854090799 1st Edition Hard Cover As New As New Heavy Book Over 500gms 25 Cm 
Hitler's mountain troops were more often used as crack shock troops or where a weak part of the fighting line needed strengthening than Alpine action. Hitler's mountain troops in fact saw service in every theatre of war in which German forces fought including Norway and Crete. Includes many b/w photographs of historical interest. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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OPERATION MINCEMEAT  The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War 11, MACINTYRE BEN
10 MACINTYRE BEN OPERATION MINCEMEAT The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War 11
Bloomsbury, London 2010 0747598681 / 9780747598688 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent/very Good Excellent/very Good Heavy Book Over 500gms 22 Cm 
Excellent condition, hard cover, unclipped dust jacket, clean white pages. Narates the story of what has been described as the most successful wartime deception ever attempted. "It hoodwinked the Nazi espionage chiefs, sent German troops hurtling in the wrong direction, and saved thousands of lives by deploying a secret agent who was different, in one crucial respect, from any spy before or since>" Includes historical b/w photographs. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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GUERRILLA WARFARE IN CIVIL WAR MISSOURI, 1862, Nichols Bruce
11 Nichols Bruce GUERRILLA WARFARE IN CIVIL WAR MISSOURI, 1862
McFarland & Co. USA 2004 0786416890 / 9780786416899 1st Edition Pictorial Hard Cover As New Heavy Book Over 500gms 26cm 
Well researched account of all known guerrilla operations in Civil War Missouri in 1862. The author uses both well known and obscure sources including military and government records, private accounts, county and other local histories, newspapers and secondary sources published after the war to identify which Southern partisan leaders and groups operated in which areas of Missouri and describe how they operated and how their kinds of warfare evolved. Includes b/w maps, line drawings and lithographs and photographs of historical interest. 
Price: 54.00 AUD
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THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP 1940-1945, Owen Major-general David Lloyd
12 Owen Major-general David Lloyd THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP 1940-1945
Pen & Sword Military, UK 2011 0850528062 / 9780850528060 Card Cover New Book 23cm 
Well researched and presented history of this special forces unit formed during the Second World War. Includes maps and b/w photographs taken during action. 
Price: 38.00 AUD
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CHURCHILL'S WIZARDS    The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945, Rankin Nicholas
13 Rankin Nicholas CHURCHILL'S WIZARDS The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945
Faber & Faber London 2008 0571221963 / 9780571221967 1st Edition Card Cover Excellent 20 Cm 
This is the story of how the British really won two World Wars - by conning the Kaiser, Hoaxing Hitler and using brains to outwit brawn. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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BOMB HUNTERS In Afghanistan With Britain's Elite Bomb Disposal Unit, Rayment Sean
14 Rayment Sean BOMB HUNTERS In Afghanistan With Britain's Elite Bomb Disposal Unit
Collins, London 2011 000737478X / 9780007374786 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Heavy Book Over 500gms 24cm 
The IED(Improvised Explosive Device) is the Taliban's weapon of choice and the main killer of British troops in Afghanistan. Soldiers stand a one in ten chance of becoming a casualty in Helmand. Between September 2009 and April 2010 there were almost 2000 IED bombs being detonated or discovered. Since 2006 more than 350 British soldiers have been killed in Helmand, more than 4000 injured. The job of battling against these IEDs falls to the Joint Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group - the bomb hunters. 
Price: 39.00 AUD
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KILL THE FUHRER   Section X and Operation Foxley, Rigden Denis
15 Rigden Denis KILL THE FUHRER Section X and Operation Foxley
Sutton Publishing, Uk 1999 0750921951 / 9780750921954 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 24cm 
During the Second World War, Britain's top secret Special Operations Executive plotted to assassinate Hitler. The codename was Operation Foxley. Here is the full and fascinating story of that operation based on recently released top secret documents and a number of sources unabailable to the general public. 
Price: 37.00 AUD
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PADDY MAYNE LT. COL. BLAIR 'PADDY' MAYNE, 1 SAS REGIMENT, Ross Hamish
16 Ross Hamish PADDY MAYNE LT. COL. BLAIR 'PADDY' MAYNE, 1 SAS REGIMENT
The History Press, UK 2008 0750939435 / 9780750939430 Card Cover As New NEW BOOK 20 Cm 
"Paddy" Mayne was one of the most outstanding special forces leaders of the Second World War. The author follows Mayne from solicitor and a rugby international to troop commader in the Commandos and then the SAS. 
Price: 34.00 AUD
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SAILOR OF THE AIR  The 1917-1919 Letters and Diary of USN CMM/A Irving Edward Sheely, Sheely Irving Edward, Edited By Lawrence D. Sheely
17 Sheely Irving Edward, Edited By Lawrence D. Sheely SAILOR OF THE AIR The 1917-1919 Letters and Diary of USN CMM/A Irving Edward Sheely
U.S.A. The University of Alabama Press 1993 0817307095 / 9780817307097 1st Edition Hard Cover As New As New Heavy Book Over 500gms 24 Cm 
In the winter of 1917 23 year old Irving Edward Sheely of Albany, New York enlisted in Naval Aviation and began his training at Pensacola Naval Air Station.When Congress declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917 the combined strength of aviation within the Navy and Marine Corps was 48 officers, 239 enlisted men, 54 airplanes, 1 airship and 1 air station. Utilizing Sheely's correspondence and meticulous diary spanning 19 months of training and service mostly on foreign soil and in foreign aircraft this book presents an unusual first person account of the wartime experience of naval aviation in World War 1. 
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THREE DAYS TO PEARL     Incredible Encounter on the Eve of War, Shepherd Peter J.
18 Shepherd Peter J. THREE DAYS TO PEARL Incredible Encounter on the Eve of War
Airlife Publishing Ltd. London 2000 1557508151 / 9781557508157 1st Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent Heavy Book > 500gms Packed 23cm 
This is a fascinating story told by the author of his experiences as a young Royal Air Force technician statyioned in Malaya in 1941 during which time he was ordered on a clandestine mission to Japanese occupied Into China where he heard about a Japanese naval task force secretly on its way to Hawaii to annihilate the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbour. 
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SECRET AGENT   Britain's Wartime Secret Service, Stafford David
19 Stafford David SECRET AGENT Britain's Wartime Secret Service
BBC BOOKS London 2002 0563488115 / 9780563488118 1st Soft Cover Edition Card Cover Very Good 21cm 
The history of the SOE, Britain's top-secret wartime agency makes gripping reading and recounts the tremendous courage of the brave women and men who went behind the lines in Nazi-occupied territory. Includes b/w photographs supporting the text. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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ODETTE   World War Two's Darling Spy, Starns Penny
20 Starns Penny ODETTE World War Two's Darling Spy
The History Press, UK 2009 0752449729 / 9780752449722 1st Thus Card Cover As New 24cm 
Odette Brailly entered the public eye in the 1950's when her remarkable exploits as a Special Operations Executive agent first came to light. She was the first woman to be awarded the George Cross as well as the Legion d'Honneur and in 1950 the release of a film about her life made her the darling of the British popular press. In the first full biography of this incredible woman for nearly sixty years, historian Penny Starns delves into recently opened SOE personnel files to reveal the true story of this wartime heroine and the officer who posed as her husband. 
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ODETTE   World War Two's Darling Spy, Starns Penny
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KILL THE FUHRER   Section X and Operation Foxley, Rigden Denis
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GUERRILLA WARFARE IN CIVIL WAR MISSOURI, 1862, Nichols Bruce
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3 PARA Afghanistan, Summer 2006 THIS is War, Bishop Patrick
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