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            Tiger Battalion 507: Eyewitness Accounts from Hitler's Regiment

            Tiger Battalion 507: Eyewitness Accounts from Hitler's Regiment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Schneider, Helmut; Foreword by Forczyk, Robert

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            'May the army of millions of dead of all nations bear witness to humanity for the hope that future generations may learn to discard war as the best way to resolve their differences.' - Helmut Schneider This is the little-known story of Heavy Panzer (Tiger) Battalion 507 told thro...ugh the recollections of the men who fought with the unit. The book was conceived during a reunion of the '507' at Rohrdorf in 1982, where it was agreed to set up an editorial committee under Helmut Schneider, himself a veteran of the battalion, to search for as many survivors of the unit as possible and gather their reminiscences. The resulting account is a treasure trove of first-hand material, from personal memories, diary entries and letters to leave passes, wartime newspaper cuttings, Wehrmacht bulletins and more than 160 photographs. The account follows the unit from its formation in 1943 and the catastrophic events on the Eastern Front, through battles on the Western Front and engagements against the American 3rd Armoured Division to the confusion of retreat, panic-stricken eight and Soviet captivity in the closing stages of the war. Honest and unflinching, this remarkable collection of autobiographies offers a glimpse into life in Hitler's panzer division and is a stark testimony of a generation that sacrificed its best years to the war. This is the first English-language translation of the work.
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            ISBN 9781922387189
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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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

            • RRP: $58.99
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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 Misc - Alliance Distribution
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Seaforth Historic Ships Series
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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

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            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released AU 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Fighter Aircraft, The World Encyclopedia of: An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the supersonic jets of today
              

            Fighter Aircraft, The World Encyclopedia of: An illustrated history from the early planes of World War I to the supersonic jets of today (Hardback)

            By Crosby, Francis

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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            Explores the development and history and an A-Z of over 170 aircraft, with 600 photographs, in a new fully updated edition.

            ISBN 9780754834748
            Released AU 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Anness Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history

            Battle of Britain: The pilots and planes that made history (Hardback)

            By Pearson, Simon; Gorman, Ed

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            An original, 360-degree re-telling of the Battle of Britain through 18 of the iconic (and some less well-known) aircraft and the pilots who flew them - British, Polish, New Zealander, German, Danish.

            ISBN 9781529378061
            Released AU 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War
             

            Harrier 809: Britain's Legendary Jump Jet and the Untold Story of the Falklands War (Hardback)

            By White, Rowland

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            • Pub Date
              15 Oct 20

            From the mind of the engineering genius who designed the iconic Hurricane, Typhoon and Tempest planes, the Harrier jump jet was to be a crucial element of the RAF's fleet for over four decades.

            ISBN 9781787631588
            Released AU 15 Oct 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Dunkirk and the Little Ships
             

            Dunkirk and the Little Ships (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weir, Philip

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            • Pub Date
              29 Oct 20

            An illustrated guide to the history of the famous Little Ships and their role in the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940, which saved hundreds of thousands of British soldiers from capture by German forces.

            ISBN 9781784423759
            Released AU 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Series Shire Library
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            Tiger Tank (Icon)

            Tiger Tank (Icon) (Hardback)

            By Hayton, Michael; Vase, Steven; Fletcher, David

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            The German Tiger I was the most feared battle tank of the Second World War. Its invincibility lay in its main 8.8cm gun and heavy defensive armour. This book gives a rare insight into acquiring, owning and operating one of these awesome fighting machines, using the UK's Tank Muse...um's Tiger 131 - the only Tiger I in the world that has been restored to full running order. As well as offering unique insights into maintenance and driving the Tiger, the book includes vivid personal recollections from wartime German tank crewmen and reveals what it was like to operate this 57-ton giant in combat.
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            ISBN 9781785216879
            Released AU 24 Jan 2020
            Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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            The Cold War: A Military History
             

            The Cold War: A Military History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Miller, David

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            From 1949 to 1991, the world was overshadowed by the Cold War, and when it ended the Warsaw Pact was wound up and the vast military forces were disbanded. In this work, the author reveals the vast scope of the military resources involved, as well as how threat nearly became a ter...rible reality.
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            ISBN 9780712664776
            Released AU 3 Aug 2001
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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