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Get Rommel The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General

By: Asher, Michael

Price: $14.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2004

Seller ID: 010886


In summer 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general: he had driven the British out of Libya and stood poised to invade Egypt. He seemed unbeatable. So the British decided to have him killed. The British opened their counter-attack with a series of special forces raids, the first ever operation by the newly formed SAS. Rommel was one of the targets. Michael Asher reveals how poor planning and incompetence in high places led to disaster in the desert-- and how fanta... View more info

Get Rommel The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General

By: Asher, Michael

Price: $17.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2004

Seller ID: 010894


ex-Swindon lib, usual stamps etc. In summer 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general: he had driven the British out of Libya and stood poised to invade Egypt. He seemed unbeatable. So the British decided to have him killed. The British opened their counter-attack with a series of special forces raids, the first ever operation by the newly formed SAS. Rommel was one of the targets. Michael Asher reveals how poor planning and incompetence in high places led to disa... View more info

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Get Rommel The Secret British Mission to Kill Hitler's Greatest General

By: Asher, Michael

Price: $21.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2004

Seller ID: 010952


ex-Swindon lib, usual stamps etc. In summer 1941 Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favourite general: he had driven the British out of Libya and stood poised to invade Egypt. He seemed unbeatable. So the British decided to have him killed. The British opened their counter-attack with a series of special forces raids, the first ever operation by the newly formed SAS. Rommel was one of the targets. Michael Asher reveals how poor planning and incompetence in high places led to disa... View more info

The Bitter Sea: The Struggle for Mastery in the Mediterranean 1935-1949

By: Ball, Simon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Press: 2009

Seller ID: 010740


A lucid and masterly biography of the Mediterranean during a time of war, from Mussolini’s audacious bid for conquest to the creation of Israel and the start of the Cold War. The Bitter Sea is a fascinating interpretation of world affairs and a significant contribution to twentieth century history. With incisive strategic and political analysis, Simon Ball demonstrates in this dramatic narrative how the Mediterranean Sea lay at the heart of recent world history. 380pp,... View more info

THE VEILED KINGDOM

By: Bin Ladin Carmen

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Virago, Uk: 2006

Seller ID: 011927


In 1974 Carmen, half Swiss and half Persian, married Yeslam Bin Ladin and found herself inside the complex and vast clan of Bin Laden, part of a society that at that point she neither knew nor understood. Carmen Bin Ladin's story takes us inside one of the most powerful, secretive and repressive kingdoms in the world. View more info

Tobruk The Great Siege 1941-42

By: Buckingham, William F

Price: $40.00

Publisher: UK, Tempus: 2008

Seller ID: 010478


A deep water port of some importance to Allies & the fascists alike soon achieved monumental significance the longer & longer the allied forces held out their long & bitter resistance. When an armoured offensive finally broke them & captured 25000 men Churchill recalled it as the heaviest blow to allied hopes. William F. Buckingham’s startling account, drawing extensively on first-hand testimony from veterans on both sides, is a comprehensive history of this epic strug... View more info

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Tobruk The Great Siege 1941-42

By: Buckingham, William F

Price: $41.00

Publisher: UK, Tempus: 2008

Seller ID: 010480


A deep water port of some importance to Allies & the fascists alike soon achieved monumental significance the longer & longer the allied forces held out their long & bitter resistance. When an armoured offensive finally broke them & captured 25000 men Churchill recalled it as the heaviest blow to allied hopes. William F. Buckingham’s startling account, drawing extensively on first-hand testimony from veterans on both sides, is a comprehensive history of this epic strug... View more info

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End of the Beginning

By: Clayton, Tim & Craig, Phil

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 2002

Seller ID: 010834


"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." -- Winston Churchill, November 10, 1942 Spring 1942. "The End of the Beginning" is more than a simple chronicle of battles won and lost, of the decisions of statesmen and generals. Its stories are told from the perspectives of the men and women who spent these pivotal months on the very tip of the Allied spear, with raw, personal experience docume... View more info

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End of the Beginning

By: Clayton, Tim & Craig, Phil

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder & Stoughton: 2002

Seller ID: 011279


"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." -- Winston Churchill, November 10, 1942 Spring 1942. "The End of the Beginning" is more than a simple chronicle of battles won and lost, of the decisions of statesmen and generals. Its stories are told from the perspectives of the men and women who spent these pivotal months on the very tip of the Allied spear, with raw, personal experience docume... View more info

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End of the Beginning

By: Clayton, Tim & Craig, Phil

Price: $14.00

Publisher: UK, Coronet: 2002

Seller ID: 012234


"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." -- Winston Churchill, November 10, 1942 Spring 1942. "The End of the Beginning" is more than a simple chronicle of battles won and lost, of the decisions of statesmen and generals. Its stories are told from the perspectives of the men and women who spent these pivotal months on the very tip of the Allied spear, with raw, personal experience docume... View more info

3 Commando Brigade Helmand, Afghanistan

By: Ewen Southby-Tailyour

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2008

Seller ID: 010803


In October 2006, the Royal Marine Commandos took up their six month tour of duty in war-torn Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan - the toughest and hottest war zone on earth. They took the war to the enemy, roving and aggressive, the Commandos forced the insurgent Taliban on to the back foot. 3 Commando Brigade is a thrilling first-hand account of that dogged, heroic pursuit of the Taliban by the ordinary Marines, sailors and soldiers responsible. It is a story of val... View more info

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Highway to Hell

By: Geddes, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Century: 2006

Seller ID: 012280


230pp, 2 photo sections, less than 500g to post. John Geddes, ex-SAS warrant officer and veteran of a fistful of hard wars who became a member of the private army in Iraq for the eighteen months immediately following George W. Bush's declaration of the end of hostilities in early May 2003. Now, Geddes reveals the inside story of this extraordinary private army and the private war they are still fighting with the insurgents in Iraq. review >> The action comes thick and ... View more info

A DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY From Colonial Times To The Gulf War

By: Grant Ian

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Random House - Australia: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011921


In the 200 years since Australia was colonised by the British, Australian servicemen and women have fought in fields of war as far removed as South Africa, Russia, Vietnam, Korea and the Middle East. From the Maori Wars of 1860 to the Gulf War of 1991 our forces have been drawn into conflicts seldom of our making. This Dictionary of Australian military History is well researched and presented and provides details of each conflict including the landing at Gallipoli. View more info

Apache The Man, the MacHine, the Mission

By: Macy, Ed

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Harper Press: 2008

Seller ID: 009941


What's it about? In 2007, Ed Macy's Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan's notorious Helmand Province, with the mission to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground by any means necessary. When a marine goes missing in action, Macy and his team are the Army's only hope of bringing him back alive. With a soldier strapped to each side of two gunships, they must land in the heart of Jugroom Fort, a Taliban stronghold, and come face-to-face with hordes of th... View more info

SHADOW OVER BABYLON

By: Mason David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury, London: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002081


"A tense and detailed account of how a British/American assassination squad managed to get into Iraq and successfully penetrate the defences of the most difficult assassination target in the world." View more info

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Ploughing Sand: British Rule in Palestine, 1917-1948

By: Shephard, Naomi

Price: $33.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray: 1999

Seller ID: 010910


This book recreates British rule in Palestine from the winter of 1917-when battle scared troops in flimsy desert gear clambered through mountain chill and mists to Jerusalem-to the spring of 1948 and the last High Commissioner's apologetic departure. Between these dates, the Jewish minority turned political weakness into strength, and the Palestine Arabs headed for disaster. How this happened under British administration is the subject of this richly documented account, ... View more info

THE MULE ON THE MINARET

By: Waugh Alec

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cassell lONDON: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011856


Although The Mule on the Minaret is fiction, it springs from the author's wartime experiences. The book is set in Lebanon where professor Noel Reid is posted in 1941 to the Intelligence unit. Here he joins forces with Nigel Farrar, boss of MI 5 in Beirut and is soon involved in complex plans to suborn hand-picked Lebanese for service in the Allied cause, mainly to relay misleading information to the Germans in Istanbul. View more info