Military History

Falklands Commando

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Hugh’s first-hand account of his five-man Special Forces team with the Special Boat Squadron throughout the Falklands War of 1982.

First published in 1984, and republished twice since then, Falklands Commando is now also available as an e-book.

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Scars of War

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Hugh compares the ways in which different forces train their soldiery for battle and gives a brilliant account of the effects of modern warfare on the participants. War is by far the most traumatic life event that any human can experience – a damaging combination of danger, uncertainty and horror. This book looks at the experiences of combat – what the modern battlefield is really like and how soldiers, sailors and airmen, prepare for combat.


Gulf War One – Real Voices from the Frontline

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With a Foreword by British commanding general Rupert Smith, this book covers the Gulf crisis from August 1991 when  Saddam Hussein invaded the oil state of Kuwait, the massive build-up of the largest armoured force the world has ever seen, through the unparalleled air war, the largest tank battle ever, to the unsatisfactory peace with its enormously expensive air containment  and land operations against Iraq. It’s a aural history, with interviews from people at every level combined to create a smoothly-flowing narrative.

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Forgotten Voices of the Falklands

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Drawing upon the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum’s Sound Archive, and containing previously unpublished material, “Forgotten Voices of the Falklands War” presents the first complete oral history of the Falklands War.

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Top Guns

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Top Guns reveals what being a jet-age pilot and navigator is all about and captures the excitement and stress and the prestige of belonging to one of Britain’s leading fighting units: the RAF’s 29 Squadron. The book initiates us into the mind-bending world of fast-jet war fighting. It details the state-of-the-art systems that provide pilots with life-saving knowledge of where the enemy is and what is going on; and takes us on to runaways as jets take off and land.


Ultimate Special Forces

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A riveting exploration of the world’s most highly trained military units, from the ancient Spartans to modern-day US Navy SEALs, Ultimate Special Forces offers over 700 illustrations of equipment and techniques used by today’s special forces- from intelligence-gathering methods to special vehicles and survival gear. In-depth accounts of the background, organization, and landmark operations of famous military units such as the US’s Delta Force and Britain’s SAS make this gripping and essential reading for both casual readers and military history enthusiasts.

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