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Out of 193 countries currently recognised by the UN, we've invaded 158. That's an amazing 82%! Azerbaijan won this year's Eurovision. Don't know where it is? You should, because we invaded it for its oil almost a hundred years ago. Every Summer, hordes of British tourists now invade Corfu and the other Ionian islands. Find out how we first invaded them armed with cannon instead of cameras and set up the United States of the Ionian Islands. A Scottish invasion of Central America helped bankrupt Scotland and drive it into union with England. You'll have heard of the American war in Vietnam, and maybe even the French war, but what do you know about the British invasion of Vietnam? This book illustrates what a truly awe-­inspiring power, for bad and for good, our country has been right across the world. A lot of people are vaguely aware that a quarter of the globe was once pink, but that's not even half the story. We're a stroppy, dynamic, irrepressible nation and this is how we...

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Employment till now of our nascent Special Forces have been analyzed including whether our Special Forces have actually been employed or used as Special Forces or primarily used in counter insurgency operations for which we have any number of other units available. The book brings out whether a rare resource like Special Forces should or should not be employed for such missions that can be performed by a host of other groups. In the backdrop of 21st Century threats, what should be the Special Forces structure in India, their concept of employment and doctrine? These are the other questions this book has attempted to answer.

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The year of 122 was the first time a Roman Emperor had set foot in the Province of Britannia since the invasion in AD 43. No doubt he had read many reports concerning the damage caused by marauding tribesmen crossing from what is now Scotland into the Province. Hadrian, therefore, decided - in the words of his biographer - 'to build a wall to separate the Romans from the Barbarians'. This engaging work from author Michael Simkins explores in depth the organisation, equipment, weapons and armour of the Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine, one of the most exciting periods in Roman history.

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The New York Times bestseller, hailed as a “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read, and the most significant book to come out of the Vietnam War” by Col. David Hackworth, author of the bestseller About FaceIn November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,­000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-­Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam. How these Americans persevered—sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up—creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. . . .

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Published in 1989, Soviet Military Deception in the Second World War is a valuable contribution to the field of Military & Strategic Studies.

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For six tense days between June 5 and 10, 1967, war raged between Israel and its neighbors, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. There are many contexts in which this story makes sense, but only Michael Oren, a widely published American-­born Israel scholar and historian, has so far knitted the diverse strands into a cohesive fabric that remains vital and relevant today. With educated authority and authorial integrity, Oren manages to sketch out facts and motives with the same intrigue as battles and strategies. Escalating territorial and populist tensions in the Middle East only serve to make this title more relevant. Anyone who wants to have a grasp of Middle Eastern politics or political tensions involving Israel must read this title. Six Days of War was a New York Times Bestseller and Washington Post Best Book Award Winner in 2002 and has gone on to be an internationally acclaimed bestseller. The book has been widely recognized as the definitive telling of the Six Day War. ABOUT THE . . .

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During the brutal and destructive King Philip's War, the New England Indians combined new European weaponry with their traditional use of stealth, surprise, and mobility.

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All'alba del 10 luglio 1943 le truppe alleate sbarcarono in Sicilia nel primo attacco alla "Fortezza Europa" in mano a Hitler. Un attacco destinato ad avere un grande successo e ad aprire una nuova, cruciale fase nelle operazioni belliche. Un vero trionfo, dovuto in buona parte a un uomo morto sei mesi prima, un'uomo che non c'era". Attorno a lui venne costruita un'imponente rete di depistaggi, un vero e proprio imbroglio escogitato da un avvocato inglese, Ewen Montagu, e noto come "operazione Mincemeat", senz'altro il più spettacolare, sfacciato e riuscito piano dissuasivo della Seconda guerra mondiale, volto a convincere i servizi informativi nazisti che il grande sbarco alleato nel Mediterraneo avrebbe avuto luogo in Grecia e non sulle coste siciliane. Nota fino a poco tempo fa in modo solo parziale, la vicenda è emersa in tutta la sua complessità solo recentemente, e in questo volume per la prima volta viene ricostruita grazie a documenti dei servizi segreti, fotografie, . . .

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This resource strategically traces Greek warfare from 720 to 30 BC and its specific and extensive details-­the wars, the troops, the armor, the military tactics, and other factors either affecting or affected by the wars. Read how warfare evolved during the centuries in ancient Greece from rudimentary, non-­sophisticated strategies and weaponry to more complex arsenals and tactics. Includes entries on many aspects of war for which ancient Greece is historically recognized, as well as profiles of famous military and civilian leaders, including Alcibiades and Alexander the Great, who were involved in the battles on both land and sea. An extensive bibliography suggests further reading of interest. No other general work on ancient Greek warfare covers the entire period included in this volume.

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is an ebook-­only omnibus edition that includes all four volumes of Donald Kagan's acclaimed account of the war between Athens and Sparta (431–404 B.­C.­):, and. Reviewing the four-­volume set in, George Steiner wrote, "The temptation to acclaim Kagan's four volumes as the foremost work of history produced in North America in the twentieth century is vivid. . . . Here is an achievement that not only honors the criteria of dispassion and of unstinting scruple which mark the best of modern historicism but honors its readers.­" All four volumes are also sold separately as both print books and ebooks.

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