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            Meeting Saddam's Men: Looking for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction

            Meeting Saddam's Men: Looking for Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (Paperback)

            By Robinson, Ashton

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            This book is Ashton Robinson's unique eye-witness account of the ISG's operations in Iraq, based at Camp Slayer, in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces The group's task was to search for weapons of mass destruction or to account for them if they did not exist. But the ISG disc...overed so much more. The ISG unintentionally gained a fascinating insight into Saddam's dictatorship through interviews with most of `the Quartet', Saddam's senior committee of trusted lieutenants, and uncovered a web of international corruption surrounding Iraq's erosion of UN sanctions. The author interweaves his daily experiences in Iraq with interviews with Saddam's men and historical analysis of pre- and post-war Iraq. He explores Australia's intelligence relationships with allies and also covers the human rights issues in the coalition occupation of Iraq, as well as the development of the insurgency in Iraq and the rise of ISIL. This story is not just about the Iraq War; it's a rare look into Australia's allied intelligence relations, and the international politics, intrigue and corruption surrounding the war.
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            ISBN 9781922265524
            Published AU 5 Sep 2019
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            The History of the SAS

            The History of the SAS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ryan, Chris

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            A history of the SAS from the men on the ground

            ISBN 9781529324655
            Released AU 12 Nov 2019
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943
             

            Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943 (Hardback)

            By Holland, Professor of Law James

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            The night of 16 May, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland, which provide the lifeblood ...to the industries supplying the Third Reich's war machine. From the outset it was an almost impossible task, a suicide mission: to fly low and at night in formation over many miles of enemy-occupied territory at the very limit of the Lancasters' capacity, and drop a new weapon that had never been tried operationally before from a precise height of just sixty feet from the water at some of the most heavily defended targets in Germany. More than that, the entire operation had to be put together in less than ten weeks. When visionary aviation engineer Barnes Wallis's concept of the bouncing bomb was green lighted, he hadn't even drawn up his plans for the weapon that was to smash the dams. What followed was an incredible race against time, which, despite numerous setbacks and against huge odds, became one of the most successful and game-changing bombing raids of all time.
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            ISBN 9780802121691
            Released AU 21 Nov 2013
            Publisher Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly
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            HMS Victory
             

            HMS Victory (Paperback)

            By Eastland, Jonathan

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            HMS Victory is probably the best-known historic ship in the world. A symbol of the Royal Navy's achievements during the great age of sail, she is based in Portsmouth and seen by tens of thousands of visitors each year.

            ISBN 9781848320949
            Released AU 1 Aug 2011
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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            Series Seaforth Historic Ships Series
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            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness
             

            Dresden: The Fire and the Darkness (Hardback)

            By McKay, Sinclair

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              18 Feb 20

            In February 1945 the Allies obliterated Dresden, the 'Florence of the Elbe'. Explosive bombs weighing over 1,000 lbs fell every seven and a half seconds and an estimated 25,000 people were killed. Was Dresden a legitimate military target or was the bombing a last act of atavistic... mass murder in a war already won? From the history of the city to the attack itself, conveyed in a minute-by-minute account from the first of the flares to the flames reaching almost a mile high - the wind so searingly hot that the lungs of those in its path were instantly scorched - through the eerie period of reconstruction, here bestselling author Sinclair McKay creates a vast canvas and brings it alive with telling human detail. Along the way we encounter, for example, a Jewish woman who thought the English bombs had been sent from heaven, novelist Kurt Vonnegut who wrote that the smouldering landscape was like walking on the surface of the moon, and 15-year-old Winfried Bielb, who, having spent the evening ushering refugees, wanted to get home to his stamp collection. He was not to know that there was not enough time. Impeccably researched and deeply moving, McKay uses never-before-seen sources to relate the untold stories of civilians and vividly conveys the texture of life in a decimated city. Dresden is invoked as a byword for the illimitable cruelties of war, but with the ever-lengthening distance of time, it is now possible to approach this subject with a much clearer gaze, less occluded with the weight of prejudice in either direction, and with a keener interest in the sorts of lives that ordinary people lived and lost, or tried to rebuild. From general and individual morality in war to the raw, primal instinct for survival, through the seemingly unstoppable gravity of mass destruction and the manipulation of memory, this is a master historian at work. 'Extraordinary . . . a remarkably faithful account' Guardian on The Secret Life of Bletchley Park 'Painstakingly researched and f
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            ISBN 9780241389683
            Released AU 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: An Untold Story of World War II

            Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: An Untold Story of World War II (Hardback)

            By Plokhy, Serhii

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            In November 1943, with the outcome of the Second World War hanging in the balance, the Allies needed a new plan. The Americans' audacious suggestion to the Soviets was to open a second air front, with the US Air Force establishing bases in Soviet-controlled territory. Despite Sta...lin's obvious reservations about the presence of foreign troops in Russia, he was persuaded, and in early 1944 and Operation Baseball and then Frantic were initiated as B-17 Superfortresses were flown from bases in Italy to the Poltova region in today's Ukraine. Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy tells the gripping, little-known story of this encounter between American and Soviet soldiers and how their collaboration quickly fell apart, mirroring the transition from the Grand Alliance to the Cold War. Soviet secret policemen watched over the Americans, shadowing their every move. A catastrophic air raid by the Germans revealed the limitations of Soviet air defences. As their initial enthusiasm turned into disappointment, the American soldiers started calling themselves the Forgotten Bastards of Ukraine. Ultimately, no common purpose could overcome their cultural and political differences. Drawing on newly opened Russian archives as well as CIA records, Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front offers a riveting bottom-up history one of the Second World War's most unlikely alliances.
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            ISBN 9780241404560
            Released AU 3 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

            Spitfire: A Very British Love Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Nichol, John

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            Spitfire: A remarkable aircraft flown by very brave men. This is their story.

            ISBN 9781471176883
            Released AU 17 May 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Lancaster: The Second World War's Greatest Bomber
             

            Lancaster: The Second World War's Greatest Bomber (Paperback)

            By McKinstry, Leo

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            A comprehensive history of Britain's greatest bomber plane

            ISBN 9780719523632
            Released AU 1 Feb 2011
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

            Spitfire: A Very British Love Story (Hardback)

            By Nichol, John

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            Spitfire: A remarkable aircraft flown by very brave men. This is their story.

            ISBN 9781471159206
            Released AU 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The F-4 Phantom: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
             

            The F-4 Phantom: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Paperback)

            By Bowman, Martin W.

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            Incorporates many historic black and white and colour images of RAF, USAF, US Navy, USMC and overseas Phantoms. Offers a fresh approach to a much-studied type, presenting the reader with new and exciting images supplemented by informative captions.

            ISBN 9781526705761
            Released AU 19 Dec 2019
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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