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The most popular True war & combat stories books currently available. Updated weekly.
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No Way Out: The Searing True Story of Men Under Siege
The Sunday Times top ten bestselling story of a British company under siege in Afghanistan - outnumbered, outgunned and out of time.
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Brothers in Arms: Real War. True Friends. Unlikely Heroes.
The reality of war laid bare in this funny, furious and moving account of one man's tour of Helmand.
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In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin
The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friendsWinner of the James Tait Black AwardMarie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.
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In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin
** BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK **`It has always seemed to me that what I write about is humanity in extremis, pushed to the unendurable, and that it is important to tell people what really happens in wars.' Marie Colvin, 2001Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.
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Outlaw Platoon: Heroes, Renegades, Infidels, and the Brotherhood of War in Afghanistan
A searing and unforgettable story of friendship in battle, this title brings to life the intensity and raw emotion of those sixteen months, showing how the fight reshaped the lives of author and his men and how the love and faith they found in one another ultimately kept them alive.
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I Spy: My Life in MI5
The explosive true story of life in MI5 from the number one bestselling author of Soldier Spy, Tom Marcus.
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Smoky the Brave
The World's Smallest Dog with the World's Biggest Heart
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Last Sanctuary in Aleppo: A remarkable true story of courage, hope and survival
The remarkable true story of a Syrian ambulance driver, who built a cat sanctuary in war-torn Aleppo
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Operation Jihadi Bride: My Covert Mission to Rescue Young Women from ISIS - The Incredible True Story
A thrilling and highly newsworthy military adventure in the burning rubble of Islamic State.
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My Boy Jack?
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Spy in Moscow Station: A Counterspy's Hunt for a Deadly Cold War Threat
The thrilling, true, cold-war era story of counterespionage in Moscow and the clandestine eavesdropping arms race.
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Animal Victoria Cross: The Dickin Medal
Covers all 63 winners of this most coveted award for animal bravery.
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Raid Over Berlin
A miraculous true-life Second World War survival story that is being featured on the BBC's ONE SHOW (The show attracts on average a daily audience of 5 million viewers) with a ten minute dramatised documentary to be broadcast in early October 2018.
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Lost Boys: A Family Ripped Apart by War
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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose
Republished in 2018 to commemorate the 75 years since their arrest & execution. This updated edition includes a new preface and more photos.
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Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb
New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean tells the incredible story of how a renegade group of spies kept Hitler from obtaining his ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb.
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Battle Scars: A Story of War and All That Follows
'A vivid, searing account of a life at war.' BEAR GRYLLS'The most important book you'll ever read... Battle Scars will save lives.' TOM MARCUS, author of SOLDIER SPYThis is a true story.
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Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: Lover, Traitor, Hero, Spy
'If you're looking for a good spy thriller, I definitely recommend this' Daily ExpressThe thrilling real-life story of a double agent in the Second World War
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Soldier Who Came Back
In Northern Poland in 1940, at the Nazi war camp Stalag XX-A, two men struck up an unlikely friendship that was to lead to one of the most daring and remarkable wartime escape stories ever told.
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Too Few Too Far: The True Story of a Royal Marine Commando
British Commando George Thomsen's action-filled account of combat during the Falklands War.
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My Country: A Syrian Memoir
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Battle Scars: A Story of War and All That Follows
--- What readers are saying: `Outstanding' *****`Inspiring' *****`Humbling' *****`Remarkable' *****`Courageous' *****`Moving' *****`Truthful' *****`Riverting' *****`Inspiring' *****`An absolute must-read' *****--- Don't miss LIFE UNDER FIRE, the new book by Jason Fox.
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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER `A must read' Gillian Flynn
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Saboteur: True Adventures of the Gentleman Commando Who Took on the Nazis
In the tradition of `Agent Zigzag' comes a breathtaking biography of WWII's `Scarlet Pimpernel' as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the best spy thrillers. This celebrates unsung hero Robert de La Rochefoucauld, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur, and his exploits as a British Special Operations Executive-trained resistant
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King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spymaster in Korea
The chilling true story of the rise and fall of the number one US spymaster in Korea . . .
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Tail Gunner
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Code Name: Lise: The True Story of Odette Sansom, WW2's Most Highly Decorated Spy
1942. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she lands in occupied France to begin her mission. This is portrait of true courage, patriotism and love amidst unimaginable horrors and degradation.
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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER `A must read' Gillian Flynn
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Oarsmen: The Remarkable Story of the Men Who Rowed from the Great War to Peace
This is a book about the difficult peace that can follow a war: the untold story of soldiers stranded far from home, facing an uncertain future
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Great Escapes of the First World War
First-hand experiences - the stories are written by soldiers who describe what happened to them during the war therefore the stories were written while the images were fresh in their minds.
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Soldier Who Came Back
In Northern Poland in 1940, at the Nazi war camp Stalag XX-A, two men struck up an unlikely friendship that was to lead to one of the most daring and remarkable wartime escape stories ever told.
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Indian Empire At War: From Jihad to Victory, The Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War
A brilliantly original history of the First World War, re-tracing the footsteps of the Indian Army's 1.5 million men who in 1914-18 served about the globe from Europe to Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean.
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To War With the Walkers: 'Once read, never forgotten' -The Times
The miraculous story of the Walkers, six siblings who survived Blitz, battle and internment and whose incredible experiences tell a new social history of WW2, told by historian and Walker descendant Annabel Venning.
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War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion
A uniquely intimate account of ordinary men and women who rose to the challenge of war with acts of great heroism and humanity
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Man with the Poison Gun: A Cold War Spy Story
The true story that inspired The Man with the Golden Gun by Ian Fleming
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Nazi Gold: The Sensational Story of the World's Greatest Robbery - and the Greatest Criminal Cover-Up
Their brilliant reporting, matching eyewitness testimony with declassified Top Secret documents from the US Archives, lays bare this monumental crime in a narrative which throngs with SS desperadoes, a red-headed queen of crime and American military governors living like Kings.
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Lone Survivor: The Incredible True Story of Navy SEALs Under Siege
It was a top-secret US military mission. Now, the SEAL team leader finally tells the stunning true story. Now a major Hollywood film starring Mark Wahlberg and Eric Bana.
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Stranger In My Heart
Retracing her father's heroic escape across China in World War Two leads his daughter on a gripping voyage of discovery about him, China and, inevitably, herself.
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Marine A: The truth about the murder conviction
For the first time, a blistering, highly-charged account from the man known as `Marine A' who was at the centre of the controversial murder of a wounded Taliban fighter. His case led to an unprecedented wave of public support which raised over GBP800,000 to fund his appeal.
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Long Way Gone: The True Story of a Child Soldier
The first-person account of a 26-year-old who fought in the war in Sierra Leone as a 12-year-old boy.
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15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train and Three American Heroes
The 15:17 to Paris is the amazing true story of friendship and bravery, and of near tragedy averted by three heroic young men who found the unity and strength inside themselves when they - and 500 other innocent travellers - needed it most.
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Bravo Two Zero: 20th Anniversary Edition
In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. After a fierce fire fight, they were forced to escape and evade on foot to the Syrian border.
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Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
Revealed for the first time, the astonishing story of the MI5 agent at the heart of Operation Fifth Column, the secret wartime operation to flush out traitors and Nazi sympathisers on British soil.
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Fox Hunt: four strangers, thirteen days, and one man's amazing journey to safety
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We Were Soldiers Once...And Young
Moore and Galloway have captured the terror and exhilaration, the comradeship and self-sacrifice, the brutality and compassion that are the dark heart of war' THE TIMESTHE MUST READ CLASSIC OF THE VIETNAM WARIn November 1965, 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt.Col.
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Seven Years in Tibet
A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer's escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War.
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Honourable Exit: how a few brave Americans risked all to save their Vietnamese allies at the end of the war
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Fishers of Men
Fishers of Men is the true account of secret operations in Northern Ireland carried out by the British Army's most clandestine unit. It tells the unique story, through Rob Lewis's own extraordinary experiences, of an essential instrument in the fight against terrorism, that of covert intelligence gathering. The men and women who work in this field are a special breed who undertake hazardous risks with unflinching tenacity and professionalism - the price of negligence is high, and the need for secrecy must be preserved even at the expense of personal relationships. Product Information: ISBN: 9781786064691 Author: Rob Lewis Publisher: John Blake Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 289 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm
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Task Force Black: The explosive true story of the SAS and the secret war in Iraq
* The real story of Britain's war in Iraq has never been told - until now . . .
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soldier on the Southern Front: the classic Italian memoir of WWI
Rediscovered, re-translated, and with a new foreword by award-winning historian Mark Thompson, A Soldier on the Southern Front, is an Italian WWI classic