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Most popular True war & combat stories books

The most popular True war & combat stories books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?: A powerful true story of love and survival
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Long Flight Home: a heart-breaking and uplifting World War 2 love story
A moving, masterfully written story of love and sacrifice, inspired by the fascinating, yet little-known mission of carrier pigeons during WWII. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Dear Mrs Bird.
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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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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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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 friendsSHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDWINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK AWARD Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life.
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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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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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Born Fearless: From Kids' Home to SAS to Pirate Hunter - My Life as a Shadow Warrior
The explosive true story of a gun for hire.
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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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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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Animal Victoria Cross: The Dickin Medal
Covers all 63 winners of this most coveted award for animal bravery.
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Silent Night: The Remarkable Christmas Truce Of 1914
The moving and inspiring story of one of history's most powerful yet forgotten Christmas stories: the spontaneous 1914 Christmas truce.
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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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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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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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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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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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Arnhem: Ten Days in The Cauldron
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 TIME's #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'A must read' Gillian Flynn
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Zero Six Bravo: 60 Special Forces. 100,000 Enemy. The Explosive True Story
The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller. This is the untold true story of the most desperate battle fought by British and allied Special Forces trapped behind enemy lines since World War Two.
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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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Lost Boys: A Family Ripped Apart by War
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Austerlitz
In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past.
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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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Black Hawk Down
Already winning acclaim as one of the best accounts of combat ever written, Black Hawk Down is a minute-by-minute, heart-stopping account of the 1993 raid on Mogadishu, Somalia. Late in the afternoon of Sunday, October 3 1993, 140 elite US Soldiers abseiled from helicopters into a teeming market neighbourhood in the heart of the city.
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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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Fox Hunt: four strangers, thirteen days, and one man's amazing journey to safety
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Nightmarch: Among India's Revolutionary Guerrillas
SHORT-LISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING, 2019SHORT-LISTED FOR THE NEW INDIA FOUNDATION BOOK PRIZE, 2019A 2018 New Statesman Book of the YearA first-hand account of India's widespread leftist insurgency, and the state's brutal response.
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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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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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War
From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger's almost fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.
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Always a Commando: The Life of Singapore Army Pioneer Clarence Tan
A dramatic, compelling account of a SAF pioneer officer's formative years in post-war Singapore.
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Secret Pigeon Service: Operation Columba, Resistance and the Struggle to Liberate Europe
Gordon Corera uses declassified documents and extensive original research to tell the story of MI14(d) and the Secret Pigeon Service for the first time. `This is an amazing story' Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2
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Brixmis: The Untold Exploits of Britain's Most Daring Cold War Spy Mission
This text presents the secrets of how British intelligence officers working undercover as liaison officers in East Germany stole advanced Soviet equipment and penetrated top-secret training areas.