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Tigers at Dunkirk: the Leicestershire Regiment and the Fall of France (Hardcover, New): Matthew Richardson Tigers at Dunkirk: the Leicestershire Regiment and the Fall of France (Hardcover, New)
Matthew Richardson
R443 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R72 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In this compelling new study of the disastrous 1940 campaign in France and Flanders, Matthew Richardson reconstructs in vivid detail the British army's defeat as it was experienced by the soldiers of a single battalion, the 2nd/5th Leicesters. These men typified the ill-equipped, under-trained British battalions that faced the blitzkrieg and the might of Hitler's legions. They were thrown into a series of desperate, one-sided engagements that resulted in a humiliating retreat, then evacuation from Dunkirk. This is their story.Matthew Richardson is curator of social history at Manx National Heritage and was formerly assistant keeper of the Liddle Collection at the University of Leeds. He has a long-term interest in military history and research, focusing in particular on the First and Second World Wars and on the history of the Leicestershire Regiment. In addition to writing many magazine articles on military history, he has published the following books: The Tigers and Fighting Tigers. He is currently working on 1914: Clash of Empires.

Ukrainians in the Waffen-SS (Hardcover): Rolf Michaelis Ukrainians in the Waffen-SS (Hardcover)
Rolf Michaelis
R736 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R174 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With the beginning of the Operation Barbarossa more than 100,000 Ukrainians volunteered for the fight against Stalin and communismn. These volunteers were put into Schutzmannschafts-Bataillone under the control of the German Police. After Stalingrad however, Ukrainians were allowed to build up a division sized unit for the frontline. Around 15,000 Ukrainians were drafted and their first combat was at the Brody front in Galicia in summer 1944.

Last Stand at Le Paradis (Hardcover): Richard Lane Last Stand at Le Paradis (Hardcover)
Richard Lane
R520 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In early September 1939, the 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment were one of the first complete infantry units of the BEF to land in France.returncharacterreturncharacterThe first months of World War Two were relatively quiet but after deploying to the Maginot Line sector during January 1940 they came into contact with those Germans manning the West Wall or Siegfried Line. A patrol led by Captain Peter Barclay entered German territory and was attacked. As a result, the first decorations of the war were awarded. Barclay received the Military Cross and Lance-Corporal Davis the Military Medal while the remaining members of the patrol were mentioned in despatches.returncharacterreturncharacterTwo days later, the battalion suffered a tragic first when Lieutenant Patrick Everitt was mortally wounded while leading a daylight patrol. Everitt was the first British officer to be killed in action in the Second World War.returncharacterreturncharacterWhen the Germans launched their offensive on 10 May, the BEF advanced to the River Dyle in Belgium. Within days the Allied Armies had been forced onto the back foot by the speed and ferocity of the German breakthrough. The Norfolks withdrew to the River Escaut where the BEF was to make a stand. On 21 May, the Company Sergeant Major George Gristock courageously destroyed some German machine-gun posts and won a posthumous Victoria Cross.returncharacterreturncharacterAs the Allies withdrew towards the Channel, the Norfolks were ordered to defend a section of the Canal Line between Be'thune and Le Cornet Malo. Already down to around half strength, the Norfolks held their sector from 24 to 27 May. By the time the order was issued for them to withdraw, it was too late, Battalion HQ at Duries Farm, Le Paradis was surrounded and they had no alternative but to surrender, although 'C' Company held out until the following morning.returncharacterreturncharacterAfter the surrender, ninety-nine men of the Battalion were marched to a paddock where they were machine-gunned in cold blood by their SS captors. Miraculously, two men survived and were instrumental in bringing the SS officer responsible, Fritz Knoechlien, to justice after the war.returncharacterreturncharacterWhen the remnants of the battalion reassembled in England, its strength was just five officers and 134 other ranks. The remainder had either been killed or captured as POWs.

ANZAC Cove to Afghanistan - The History of the 3rd Brigade (Hardcover): Glenn Wahlert ANZAC Cove to Afghanistan - The History of the 3rd Brigade (Hardcover)
Glenn Wahlert
R644 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R134 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

As the first Anzacs to land at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and among the last to serve in Afghanistan 100 years later, the men and women of the Australian Army's 3rd Brigade have a long and proud history. Initially raised in 1903, the 3rd Brigade served as part of the Australian Imperial Force during World War I, suffering appalling losses at Gallipoli. On the Western Front the brigade endured three years of horrendous trench warfare, its four infantry battalions alone incurring a casualty rate of over 300%. During the inter-war period the brigade was a militia force and was mobilised with Japan's entry into the war in 1941, serving in Darwin, Papua New Guinea and North Queensland. Disbanded in 1944 and re-formed as the 3rd Task Force in 1967, the soldiers of the 3rd Brigade have deployed to almost every theatre in which the Australian Defence Force has seen action, including Vietnam, the South Pacific, Somalia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bougainville, Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Iraq and Afghanistan. From 1980 the brigade has been the government's land force instrument of first choice in response to military or peacekeeping interventions throughout the world and natural disasters at home. This is a heritage of which all Australians can be justifiably proud.

Police Battalions of the Third Reich (Hardcover): Stephen Campbell Police Battalions of the Third Reich (Hardcover)
Stephen Campbell
R1,480 R1,072 Discovery Miles 10 720 Save R408 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The role that the German Police Battalions played in the destruction of the Jews and the Eastern European nationalities that the Third Reich had deemed superfluous or dangerous is little known. Only in the last fifteen years with the opening of the Soviet archives has their role in the deaths of millions become known. The German Police, often aided by local auxiliaries shot at close range over a million people in less than two years. Later in the war the battalions were formed into regiments and absorbed into the SS where they were active in the hunt for partisan bands behind the front lines. In this book you will find a history of each battalion and the men who participated in these actions. Many of these men who survived the war were never tried. Instead they continued their careers in law enforcement with many retiring with pensions from positions of importance.

From Shiloh to Savannah - The Seventh Illinois Infantry in the Civil War (Hardcover): D. Leib Ambrose From Shiloh to Savannah - The Seventh Illinois Infantry in the Civil War (Hardcover)
D. Leib Ambrose
R819 R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Save R82 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the first Union victories in the west at Forts Henry and Donelson to the savage battle of Shiloh and onward to the March to the Sea, the Seventh Illinois Infantry fought with distinction across the Confederacy. Ambrose's vivid eyewitness account traces the first Illinois volunteer regiment from its muster in 1861 to the final days of the war. An introduction and explanatory notes by Civil War historian Daniel E. Sutherland reveal the importance of this western unit's contributions. Originally stationed in Missouri and Kentucky, the unit helped to maintain Union control of border slave states that had not joined the Confederacy. During the middle years of the war, the Seventh protected rail lines and raided into Confederate-held areas of Tennessee and Alabama. Ambrose vividly depicts the ravages of war as the Seventh Illinois tracked and fought rebel raiders, partisans, and guerrillas. Illustrating the chilling relationship between violence and daily army life, Ambrose describes Northern soldiers who, initially reluctant to pillage and forage the South, grew hardened to brutality and unrepentantly destroyed towns and plantations. The Seventh's bloodiest battles took place at Shiloh and at Allatoona Pass, where the unit played a crucial role in Union victories. The infantry also fought throughout the prolonged campaigns around Corinth. It saw the sea at Savannah, witnessed the burning of Columbia, and marched through the heart of the Confederacy before ending the war in North Carolina. Throughout this highly textured account, Ambrose searingly portrays the confusion of battle and the fierce loyalty to fallen comrades as he details the heroism and sacrifice of his fellow soldiers.

In the First Line of Battle - The 12th Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War (Hardcover): Samuel M. Blackwell In the First Line of Battle - The 12th Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War (Hardcover)
Samuel M. Blackwell
R817 R736 Discovery Miles 7 360 Save R81 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From its first major engagement at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, to the campaigns against Confederates in the swamps of occupied Louisiana, the 12th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry fought more than twenty battles in three theaters of combat. So great was the regiment's contribution to the Union victory that a monument at Gettysburg honors the unit for its place "in the first line of battle." The campaigns of the 12th Illinois reflect the larger shape of the war. In 1862 and early 1863, the 12th Illinois defended Union supply lines against the lightning raids of J. E. B. Stuart's Confederate Cavalry in Virginia and Maryland. In 1863, it helped to turn back the tide of the Confederate advance at Gettysburg. And in 1864-1865 the unit went on the offensive and raided deep into the Southern heartland as the Union pursued a strategy of "hard war." Drawing upon firsthand accounts from letters, diaries, memoirs, and official service records, Blackwell brings the soldiers of the 12th Illinois to life. As with other militia units in the heady first months of the war, the 12th Illinois assembled quickly, and its officers had at best only rudimentary military training. They were little prepared for the rigors of leading men into war or coping with desertions and horrific casualties. In the First Line of Battle tells the story of how the 12th Illinois Cavalry came through the war with its colors intact. Tracking the regiment from its first muster early in 1862 through its service in Texas during Reconstruction, Blackwell shows readers the war as it was lived by men who fought across the length and breadth of the Confederacy. Tracing the path of the 12th Illinois, he sheds new light on the role of the Union cavalry in the Civil War.

The 92nd Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign in World War II (Paperback): Daniel K. Gibran The 92nd Infantry Division and the Italian Campaign in World War II (Paperback)
Daniel K. Gibran
R815 R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Save R135 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This work focuses on the all black 92nd Infantry Division in the Italian Campaign in World War II and the poor combat performance of the division in Italy. An introduction provides an overall view of the Italian Campaign and the role of the 92nd Infantry Division. The author then examines the reasons for the division's troubles on and off the battlefield, such as the low morale among the soldiers because of racial segregation, the limited facilities provided for them, and their lack of trust in their leadership. All of these issues are explored at length. Information on the early life and military training and experience of General Ned Almond is provided, along with the stories of Vernon Baker and John Fox, who emerged as leaders but endured a long struggle for recognition. The author concludes this work on a personal note by telling of his involvement as principal investigator of Acting Secretary of the Army John Shannon's study of why no African American received the Medal of Honor in World War II (a situation that was rectified in the late 1990s: See Elliott V. Converse, Daniel K. Gibran et al., The Exclusion of Black Soldiers from the Medal of Honor in World War II, McFarland 1997).

Elite German Divisions in World War II (Hardcover): Werner Haupt Elite German Divisions in World War II (Hardcover)
Werner Haupt
R745 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R174 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This new book is a detailed look at Germany's elite units of World War II. It covers the formation and combat use of the Waffen-SS, Fallschirmjager and mountain troops throughout the war and on a variety of war fronts. Details include pre-war formation and training; wartime activities; individual unit histories; commanders, and a selection of war era photographs.

7th Panzer Division: An Illustrated History of Rommel's "Ght Division" 1938-1945 (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Hasso... 7th Panzer Division: An Illustrated History of Rommel's "Ght Division" 1938-1945 (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Hasso V. Manteuffel
R745 R571 Discovery Miles 5 710 Save R174 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The 7th Panzer Divison was one of the outstanding armored units of World War II, and became famous during the Battle of France in 1940 with Erwin Rommel as its commander. This photographic chronicle, by famed Knight's Cross holder Hasso v. Manteuffel, traces the path of the 7th PD through its entire war history on a variety of fronts.

In the Saddle: Exploits of the 5th Georgia Cavalry During the Civil War (Hardcover): Timothy Daiss In the Saddle: Exploits of the 5th Georgia Cavalry During the Civil War (Hardcover)
Timothy Daiss
R734 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R173 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the Saddle is the touching story of a memorable Civil War unit, and covers the first days of the war, the middle war with its exhausting battles, skirmishes and cavalry raids, and the end of the war with depleted ranks, death and surrender. The unit distinguished itself in battle from the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, to the pathos and drama of the Atlanta battles, and in harassing Sherman's blue hosts on his infamous march of destruction to the sea. The story is told using narratives, military sketches, and letters of members of the 5th Georgia - from the teenage boy from the back woods of Georgia who enlisted in 1862 and served for the balance of the war, to the men who were captured and endured life as a Northern prisoner of war, their story is one whose voices call to us from the past. Supplemented with vintage photographs and drawings, In the Saddle offers rich and rewarding reading.

Comrades to the End: The 4th SS Panzer-Grenadier Regiment "Der Fuhrer" 1938-1945 The History of a German-Austrian Fighting Unit... Comrades to the End: The 4th SS Panzer-Grenadier Regiment "Der Fuhrer" 1938-1945 The History of a German-Austrian Fighting Unit (Hardcover)
Otto Weidinger
R1,008 R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Save R260 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written by Swords to the Knight's Cross holder and last regimental commander Otto Weidinger, Comrades to the End is the complete history of SS-Regiment "Der Fuhrer." One of the original infantry regiments of the pre-war SS-Verfugungstruppe (Special Purpose Troops), "Der Fuhrer" was formed in 1938 and fought throughout the war as a component of Division "Das Reich." Being among the most successful and decorated regiments of the Waffen-SS, this complete history was written with the full assistance of four highly decorated regimental commanders. In addition to Otto Weidinger, portions of the text were contributed by Georg Keppler (Knight's Cross), Sylvester Stadler (Swords to the Knight's Cross) and Otto Kumm (Swords to the Knights Cross). From its creation from primarily Austrian recruits through the Western Campaign, to the bitter battles in Russia where it was almost completely destroyed, the authors explain the engagements of this famous unit in full detail. Later it fought in Normandy and finally in Austria at the end of the war as one of the last fully battle ready units of the Waffen-SS. This classic study is now available for the first time in a complete English edition. With a preface by famed Waffen-SS commander Paul Hausser, the detailed text is illustrated by more than twenty regimental maps in addition to photographs.

The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1857-1968 - Images of England (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Malcolm Johnson The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1857-1968 - Images of England (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Malcolm Johnson
R334 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R55 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This fascinating illustrated regimental history contains photographs taken over a period of 11 years. During this time the Regiment served in most parts of the Empire including areas as diverse as India and Burma, South Africa and Norway, Kenya and Brunei. The Regiment, the 51st Foot, was raised in Leeds in 1755 and is one of the six Minden Regiments where, at the Battle of Minden (1759), British infantry beat off and drove back three waves of attacking French cavalry. In 1881 the 51st King's Own Light Infantry was coupled with the 105th Madras European Light Infantry to form the 1st and 2nd Battalions, respectively, of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. In 1927, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was appointed Colonel-in-Chief. The recruiting area was mainly the industrial West Riding, South and North Yorkshire. The Regiment has a distinguished record and was involved in most of the great conflicts of the past 250 years. With 226 photographs from the Regiment's own archive at the Regimental Museum (housed within the Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Museum), as well as images from the Imperial War Museum, the National Archive of Canada, newspapers, the regimental journal, The Bugle, and former officers and men of the Regiment, this volume provides an interesting pictorial insight into the history of the Regiment.

Cavalry Regiments of Frederick the Great 1756-1763 (Hardcover): Gunther Dorn Cavalry Regiments of Frederick the Great 1756-1763 (Hardcover)
Gunther Dorn
R2,289 R1,636 Discovery Miles 16 360 Save R653 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A large format, color volume on Fredericks cavalry regiments. All currasier, dragoon and hussar regiments are illustrated with two color pages for each regiment, and informative text including the history of each formation to their dissolution.

The Yeomen of the Guard and the Early Tudors - The Formation of a Royal Bodyguard (Paperback): Anita Hewerdine The Yeomen of the Guard and the Early Tudors - The Formation of a Royal Bodyguard (Paperback)
Anita Hewerdine
R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard is the world's oldest surviving royal bodyguard, having been founded by Henry VII in 1485. Today it is purely a ceremonial body, but in the past it was a true bodyguard and the nucleus of a fighting force at a time when England had no standing army. Even in its early years its ceremonial role was of great importance, supplying a richly arrayed retinue to enhance the King's status. In this first comprehensive study of the early years of the Yeomen of the Guard during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, Anita Hewerdine examines the variety of roles performed by the Guard, both within and outside the Court, as well as detailing the apparel worn by the yeomen and the weaponry with which they were equipped. Hewerdine's book is the result of intensive research, using numerous unpublished documents, as well as a variety of printed sources not readily accessible to the general public. It will be essential reading for researchers of Early Modern Military History and sheds light on a previously overlooked aspect of the Tudor Court.

Fighting Proud - The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars (Hardcover): Stephen Bourne Fighting Proud - The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars (Hardcover)
Stephen Bourne
R652 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R59 (9%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, historian Stephen Bourne unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and at home, and brings to light the great unheralded contribution they made to the war effort. Fighting Proud weaves together the remarkable lives of these men, from RAF hero Ian Gleed - a Flying Ace twice honoured for bravery by King George VI - to the infantry officers serving in the trenches on the Western Front in WWI - many of whom led the charges into machine-gun fire only to find themselves court-martialled after the war for indecent behaviour. Behind the lines, Alan Turing's work on breaking the 'enigma machine' and subsequent persecution contrasts with the many stories of love and courage in Blitzed-out London, with new wartime diaries and letters unearthed for the first time. Bourne tells the bitterly sad story of Ivor Novello, who wrote the WWI anthem 'Keep the Home Fires Burning', and the crucial work of Noel Coward - who was hated by Hitler for his work entertaining the troops. Fighting Proud also includes a wealth of long-suppressed wartime photography subsequently ignored by mainstream historians. This book is a monument to the bravery, sacrifice and honour shown by a persecuted minority, who contributed during Britain's hour of need.

Mobilizing the Russian Nation - Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War (Paperback): Melissa Kirschke Stockdale Mobilizing the Russian Nation - Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War (Paperback)
Melissa Kirschke Stockdale
R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The First World War had a devastating impact on the Russian state, yet relatively little is known about the ways in which ordinary Russians experienced and viewed this conflict. Melissa Kirschke Stockdale presents the first comprehensive study of the Great War's influence on Russian notions of national identity and citizenship. Drawing on a vast array of sources, the book examines the patriotic and nationalist organizations which emerged during the war, the role of the Russian Orthodox Church, the press and the intelligentsia in mobilizing Russian society, the war's impact on the rights of citizens, and the new, democratized ideas of Russian nationhood which emerged both as a result of the war and of the 1917 revolution. Russia's war experience is revealed as a process that helped consolidate in the Russian population a sense of membership in a great national community, rather than being a test of patriotism which they failed.

The 25th North Carolina Troops in the Civil War - History and Roster of a Mountain-Bred Regiment (Paperback): Carroll C. Jones The 25th North Carolina Troops in the Civil War - History and Roster of a Mountain-Bred Regiment (Paperback)
Carroll C. Jones
R968 R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Save R170 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This historical account covers the 25th Regiment North Carolina Infantry Troops during the Civil War. Farmers and farmers' sons left their mountain homesteads to enlist with the regiment at Asheville in July and August 1861 and to defend their homeland from a Yankee invasion. The book chronicles the unit's defensive activities in the Carolina coastal regions and the battlefield actions at Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Plymouth, Richmond and Petersburg. In addition, casualty and desertion statistics are included, along with a complete regimental roster and 118 photos, illustrations, and maps.

Female Administrators of the Third Reich (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Rachel Century Female Administrators of the Third Reich (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Rachel Century
R3,130 Discovery Miles 31 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book compares female administrators who specifically chose to serve the Nazi cause in voluntary roles with those who took on such work as a progression of established careers. Under the Nazi regime, secretaries, SS-Helferinnen (female auxiliaries for the SS) and Nachrichtenhelferinnen des Heeres (female auxiliaries for the army) held similar jobs: taking dictation, answering telephones, sending telegrams. Yet their backgrounds and degree of commitment to Nazi ideology differed markedly. The author explores their motivations and what they knew about the true nature of their work. These women had access to information about the administration of the Holocaust and are a relatively untapped resource. Their recollections shed light on the lives, love lives, and work of their superiors, and the tasks that contributed to the displacement, deportation and death of millions. The question of how gender intersected with Nazism, repression, atrocity and genocide forms the conceptual thread of this book.

Mobilizing the Russian Nation - Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War (Hardcover): Melissa Kirschke Stockdale Mobilizing the Russian Nation - Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War (Hardcover)
Melissa Kirschke Stockdale
R1,996 Discovery Miles 19 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The First World War had a devastating impact on the Russian state, yet relatively little is known about the ways in which ordinary Russians experienced and viewed this conflict. Melissa Kirschke Stockdale presents the first comprehensive study of the Great War's influence on Russian notions of national identity and citizenship. Drawing on a vast array of sources, the book examines the patriotic and nationalist organizations which emerged during the war, the role of the Russian Orthodox Church, the press and the intelligentsia in mobilizing Russian society, the war's impact on the rights of citizens, and the new, democratized ideas of Russian nationhood which emerged both as a result of the war and of the 1917 revolution. Russia's war experience is revealed as a process that helped consolidate in the Russian population a sense of membership in a great national community, rather than being a test of patriotism which they failed.

Shipmates - The Men of LCS 52 in World War II (Paperback): Gary Burns Shipmates - The Men of LCS 52 in World War II (Paperback)
Gary Burns
R961 R792 Discovery Miles 7 920 Save R169 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the late months of 1944, seventy-one men climbed aboard a runt of a ship only one-hundred-fifty-feet long and twenty-three feet wide, and headed toward the sound of gunfire. The ship carried an arsenal of weapons equal to those of ships twice its height and weight. Its shallow draft made it capable of maneuvering to within a few feet of any Pacific island beach. It was unique to all other crafts and earned its title of ""gunboat"" and fell in among the ranks of its sisters known as ""Mighty Midgets."" To the U.S. marines and soldiers landing on Japanese held islands in that final year of World War II, it became a guardian angel. Packed tight within the bulkheads of the tiny craft was a crew of men, diverse and contrasting, who would, over the course of the next several months, become as close as brothers. They came from every occupation: farmers, students, wagon loaders, cooks, teachers, and many more. They ranged from the very young at seventeen to the very noticeable middle-agers. They were black, white and brown; first-generation Americans and grandsons of western pioneers. A few had already seen combat in the Atlantic and the Pacific, while some only knew violence from watching a calf being born. But the ship made them all the same; she treated them with total disregard for their indiscretions, their flaws, their color and their religions. She kept them alive and they reciprocated by protecting her to their last breath. When the war finally ended and their mission was complete, they, the crew of Landing Craft Support 52 would hold her and their shipmates forever dear within their hearts and souls. They would carry with them the scars of war and most would see the day when the old 52 would go to the bottom without them. One by one they, like all the veterans of that war, would pass into distant history; most would never bear the pain of telling their war stories. The only reminders left to us of their courage and selfless sacrifice: weathered photos of men posing at their ominous guns, and drunken sailors on conquered beaches. Their smiles are sometimes lying and their eyes sometimes too truthful for those who have never met great fear or held a dying friend. It is from these cracked and saffron-colored photos that the foundation for building the story of LCS 52 and her crew began. Shipmates is the story of those brave men who served their country abroad a little known naval vessel during World War II, and it is the story of survivors who returned and built lives and families. They should never be forgotten though they are no longer here to give their own account.

History of the Green Howards (Paperback): Geoffrey Powell, John S W  Powell History of the Green Howards (Paperback)
Geoffrey Powell, John S W Powell
R459 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R71 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Regimental histories abound, but few can be as stirring as this story of the fortunes of the famous Yorkshire-based Green Howards. Raised in 1688 in response to a call for loyal troops, the Green Howards have maintained their tradition of loyalty over the past 300 years winning many superb battle honours. Their history reflects that of the British Army as there is hardly a major campaign that this Regiment has not been involved in; the French Wars of 1697-1793, the American War of Independence, Crimean War, First and Second World Wars, service in Suez, Malaya, Northern Ireland, peacekeeping operations in Bosnia and the war in the Gulf. This fine book brings the story of one of Britain's finest regiments right up to date.

The Long Journey (Paperback): Richard Glass The Long Journey (Paperback)
Richard Glass
R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Te Hokowhitu a Tu - The Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War (Paperback): Christopher Pugsley Te Hokowhitu a Tu - The Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War (Paperback)
Christopher Pugsley
R888 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R318 (36%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
To the Last Round - The Leicestershire and Rutland Home Guard 1940-1945 (Paperback): Austin J. Ruddy To the Last Round - The Leicestershire and Rutland Home Guard 1940-1945 (Paperback)
Austin J. Ruddy
R445 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R44 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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