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            Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper

            Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper (Paperback)

            By Pavlichenko, Lyudmila

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            `Arguably the finest account of sniping during World War II.' Adrian Gilbert, author of Challenge of Battle `Undoubtedly literature's most remarkable account of sniper action.' Charles W. Sasser, former US Army Special Forces soldier and author of One Shot-One Kill Lyudmila Pavli...chenko was one of the most successful - and feared - female snipers of all time. When Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa in June 1941 she left her university studies to join the Red Army. Ignoring offers of positions as a nurse she became part of Soviet Russia's elite group of female snipers. Within a year she had 309 confirmed kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills. Renowned as the scourge of German soldiers, she was regarded as a key heroic figure for the war effort and, in 1942, on Stalin's personal orders, she travelled as part of a Soviet delegation to the West, fundraising in Canada, Great Britain and the USA. Dubbed `Lady Death', she spoke out about gender equality in the Red Army and made the case for the USA to continue the fight against the Nazis in Europe. The folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a song about her exploits - `Miss Pavlichenko' - and she visited the White House, where she formed an unlikely but long-lasting friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt. In November 1942 she visited Coventry and accepted donations of GBP4,516 from Coventry workers to pay for three X-ray units for the Red Army. She also visited a Birmingham factory as part of her fundraising tour.
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            ISBN 9781925675733
            Published AU 23 Sep 2018
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            The Men Who Came Out of the Ground: A gripping account of Australia's first commando campaign - Timor 1942

            The Men Who Came Out of the Ground: A gripping account of Australia's first commando campaign - Timor 1942 (Paperback)

            By Cleary, Paul

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            The gripping story of a small force of Australian Special Forces commandos that launched relentless hit and run raids on far superior Japanese forces in East Timor for most of 1942. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.

            ISBN 9780733636608
            Published AU 9 Aug 2016
            Publisher Hachette
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            Warrior Brothers: My Life in the Australian SAS
             

            Warrior Brothers: My Life in the Australian SAS (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Fennell, Keith

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            For the first time, an ex-SAS soldier tells all: what it means to be a member of an elite group, the challenges, the highs and the lows - and the sense of duty, honour and brotherhood that never dies.

            ISBN 9781863256711
            Published AU 1 Sep 2009
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            Marching with the Devil: Legends, Glory and Lies in the French Foreign Legion

            Marching with the Devil: Legends, Glory and Lies in the French Foreign Legion (Paperback)

            By Mason, David

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            A real-life boy's own adventure, MARCHING WITH THE DEVIL is a hell-raising account of five years in the infamous French Foreign Legion. Now part of the HACHETTE MILITARY COLLECTION.

            ISBN 9780733639135
            Published AU 8 Aug 2017
            Publisher Hachette
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            Series Hachette Military Collection
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            Commandos: Heroic and Deadly ANZAC Raids in World War II
             

            Commandos: Heroic and Deadly ANZAC Raids in World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Walker, Frank

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            Revelations of Australia's commandos and their heroic and deadly exploits in World War II.

            ISBN 9780733631535
            Published AU 28 Jul 2015
            Publisher Hachette
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            Fighter Pilot: Mis-adventures Beyond the Sound Barrier with an Australian Top Gun

            Fighter Pilot: Mis-adventures Beyond the Sound Barrier with an Australian Top Gun (Paperback, Main)

            By Tucker, Mac 'Serge'

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            Sit down and strap yourself in for an exhilarating ride to the sound barrier and beyond with a real life Topgun!

            ISBN 9781743318706
            Published AU 2 Jan 2014
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            No Front Line: Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan

            No Front Line: Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Masters, Chris

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            Australia's foremost investigative journalist goes deep into the heart of our Special Forces long war in Afghanistan.

            ISBN 9781760111144
            Published AU 25 Oct 2017
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Shadows on the Wall
             

            Shadows on the Wall (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Krasnoff, Stan

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            The true story of a top-secret suicide mission successfully carried out by a group of American Special Forces troopers, three Australians, and their Cambodian mercenaries. Called Project Rapid Fire , the mission uncovered the North Vietnamese plan to mount the Tet Offensive in 19...68.
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            ISBN 9781865088877
            Published AU 1 Sep 2002
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers

            The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers (Paperback)

            By Irving, Nicholas; Brozek, Gary

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            From a place you will not see, comes a sound you will not hear...Groundbreaking, thrilling and revealing, The Reaper tells the incredible true story of the legendary Nicholas Irving, and his journey from wayward Maryland kid to the 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest Master Sniper. ...Irving delivers a gripping first-person account of his development as an expert assassin. Once deployed, his romanticised expectations of life at war are torn apart. Enduring extreme physical and mental conditions, he learns the true meaning of discipline and focus. From the brotherhood and selflessness of teammates in battle to the cold reality of taking one life to protect another, no other book so dramatically lays bare the experiences of a sniper on point. 'Readers are brought into the heat of the fight with white-knuckle anxiety, as troops edge their way toward IED-laden targets, chaotic firefights, and suicide bombers. It's tough stuff, but Irving is a humble and humane narrator. What could have come across as a shallow exercise in chest-thumping is much more.' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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            ISBN 9781863957977
            Published AU 4 Jan 2016
            Publisher Black Inc
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            The Secret Army: An Elite Force, A Secret Mission, A Fleet Of Model-T Fords, A Far Flung Corner Of WWI
             

            The Secret Army: An Elite Force, A Secret Mission, A Fleet Of Model-T Fords, A Far Flung Corner Of WWI (Paperback, Main)

            By Stone, Barry

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            The story of the 'Dunsterforce', a secret force of elite solders hand-picked from across the Allied forces, sent to the ethnic power keg of the Caucasus in 1918 to defend British interests from the Ottomans, Cossacks and Germans. Little known today, this is a story of derring do,... exotic locations and dangerous encounters - and a fleet of 41 Model T Fords.
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            ISBN 9781760290689
            Published AU 23 Aug 2017
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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