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Inside Delta Force (Paperback, Revised): Eric L Haney Inside Delta Force (Paperback, Revised)
Eric L Haney
R238 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R44 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

They are the Army's most elite top-secret strike force. But you won't hear about their heroics on the news, no headlines about them can appear in the papers, and no one--not even their families--can know who they are. First Special Forces Operational Detachment-D--Delta Force, America's supersecret counterterrorist unit. On paper they do not exist, but without them, our lives wouldn't be the same.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes account, founding member Eric L. Haney, Command Sergeant Major, USA (ret.), takes you into the grueling selection and training process of Delta Force. From learning how to open a padlock with a soda can to rescuing a hijacked airplane, these men are masters of espionage and warfare. They are the anonymous heroes who protect us every day from threats we'll never know existed.

The Fighting Forces of the Second World War: On Land (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition): John C. Miles The Fighting Forces of the Second World War: On Land (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition)
John C. Miles
R369 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R49 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How did the forces that fought on land affect the outcome of the Second World War? This book explores the units who slugged it out to gain precious territory in the Second World War, from the French Foreign Legion and British SAS, to the Afrika Korps and Chindits. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics and weapons that helped the Allies to victory.

The Fighting Forces of the Second World War is a must-read for all young military buffs, who enjoy poring over the tactics, uniforms, weapons, special equipment and much more of the heroic fighting forces who waged the Second World War. Key battles and notable events, told chronologically, provide a useful solid historical structure and offer key learning, while the single-topic approach allows easy comparison between the different sides.

A great series for readers aged 11 and up.

The Fighting Forces of the Second World War: In the Air (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition): John C. Miles The Fighting Forces of the Second World War: In the Air (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition)
John C. Miles
R369 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R50 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How did the forces that fought in the air affect the outcome of the Second World War? This book explores the units who battled it out to win supremacy in the skies during the Second World War, from the Luftwaffe and RAF, to the Japanese Kamikaze squadrons. Along the way, readers will discover the key battles, tactics and weapons that helped the Allies to victory.

The Fighting Forces of the Second World War is a must-read for all young military buffs, who enjoy poring over the tactics, uniforms, weapons, special equipment and much more of the heroic fighting forces who waged the Second World War. Key battles and notable events, told chronologically, provide a useful solid historical structure and offer key learning, while the single-topic approach allows easy comparison between the different sides.

A great series for readers aged 11 and up.

Fearless Flyers, Dazzle Painters, and Code Talkers! - World War I (Hardcover): Elizabeth Dennis Fearless Flyers, Dazzle Painters, and Code Talkers! - World War I (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Dennis; Illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti
R395 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R26 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Flags of Our Fathers - A Young People's Edition (Hardcover): James Bradley Flags of Our Fathers - A Young People's Edition (Hardcover)
James Bradley; As told to Ron Powers; Adapted by Michael French
R426 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R84 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Jet the Rescue Dog - ... and other extraordinary stories of animals in wartime (Paperback, Main): David Long Jet the Rescue Dog - ... and other extraordinary stories of animals in wartime (Paperback, Main)
David Long; Illustrated by Peter Bailey 1
R198 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R39 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As mascots, messengers, rat-catchers and even spies, animals have long marched into war alongside servicemen and women. Dogs, horses, cats (even birds, camels and elephants) have saved thousands of lives through instinct, intelligence, courage and devotion. Like Jet, a dog who searched through ruins during the Blitz bombings to find survivors, or Sergeant Stubby, a dog who caught a spy. Or the pigeons who braved hurricanes, hawks and even snipers to help during WWII ... Engaging, uplifting and deeply moving, Jet the Rescue Dog tells the stories of these brave, silent heroes with sensitivity and gentle humour for readers age 8+. With black and white illustrations throughout.

Our World in Crisis: Civil War and Genocide (Hardcover): Franklin Watts Our World in Crisis: Civil War and Genocide (Hardcover)
Franklin Watts
R392 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R55 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the end of the Second World War in 1945, most wars have been civil wars. This book considers how civil wars start, how they are funded and fought and the catastrophic effects they have on the civilians living in the countries involved. It also looks at the atrocities described as genocides, the attempts to destroy an ethnic, religious, national or racial group. It asks readers to think about what they can do to help victims and their families, such as supporting charities who help people to find sustainable ways of living in the aftermath of a civil war.

World War II (Paperback): Nancy Ohlin World War II (Paperback)
Nancy Ohlin; Illustrated by Roger Simo
R141 R115 Discovery Miles 1 150 Save R26 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
James Bowie (Hardcover): Katlin Sarantou James Bowie (Hardcover)
Katlin Sarantou; Illustrated by Jeff Bane
R644 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R65 (10%) Out of stock
Did Anything Good Come Out of... WWI? (Paperback): Philip Steele Did Anything Good Come Out of... WWI? (Paperback)
Philip Steele
R251 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R32 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book looks at how and why World War I was born out of the longstanding rivalries and feuds between European nations, at home and across their overseas empires, and how the conflict sucked in imperial and colonial troops from around the world. It examines the legacy of the the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the rise of fascism and totalitarian rule, and the good things, including developments in medicine and plastic surgery, enhanced aeroplane technology and advances in suffrage and equality for women.

World War I (Paperback): Dk World War I (Paperback)
Dk 1
R181 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R24 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From pre-war Europe to women in wartime, discover fascinating facts about all aspects of World War I. With the 100th Anniversary of the end of the war in 2018, DKfindout! World War I helps kids discover what caused the conflict and what were the most important battles. The DKfindout! series will satisfy any child who is eager to learn - and keep them coming back for more!

Discover key World War I facts and hear from veterans firsthand, DKfindout! World War I is packed with key facts, fun quizzes and incredible images of World War I. This book is a must have for budding historians.

Silver award winner in the MadeForMums Awards 2017 children's books series category.

Attack on Pearl Harbor (X Books: Total War) - World War II Strikes Home in the USA (Paperback, Library ed.): Steve Dougherty Attack on Pearl Harbor (X Books: Total War) - World War II Strikes Home in the USA (Paperback, Library ed.)
Steve Dougherty
R165 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R31 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The World War 2 Trivia Book - Interesting Stories and Random Facts from the Second World War (Paperback): Bill O'Neill,... The World War 2 Trivia Book - Interesting Stories and Random Facts from the Second World War (Paperback)
Bill O'Neill, Dwayne Walker
R279 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R53 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
World War II (Paperback, Unabridged edition): Tony Robinson World War II (Paperback, Unabridged edition)
Tony Robinson 1
R168 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R35 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winner of Best Books with Facts in the 2013 Blue Peter awards, voted for by children. This paperback edition includes a link to download a free audio version of the book read by Sir Tony Robinson. In Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders World War II, Sir Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgusting bits about World War II! It's history, but not as we know it! Find out everything you need to know in this brilliant, action-packed, fact-filled book, including: - Just how useful mashed potato is - How the Battle of Britain was won - What it takes to be a spy - How D-Day was kept a surprise For more World War history facts in this fun series, discover World War I.

Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood - (A World War I Tale) (Hardcover): Nathan Hale Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood - (A World War I Tale) (Hardcover)
Nathan Hale
R338 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

World War I set the tone for the 20th century and introduced a new type of warfare: global, mechanical, and brutal. Nathan Hale has gathered some of the most fascinating true-life tales from the war and given them his inimitable Hazardous Tales twist. Easy to understand, funny, informative, and lively, this series is the best way to be introduced to some of the most well-known battles (and little-known secrets) of the infamous war.
Praise for "Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales"
"Students bored to death by textbook descriptions of WWI battle maneuvers should be engaged by this entertaining, educational glimpse at world history."
--"Booklist
""A mixture of textbook and slapstick, this essential read makes history come alive in a way that is relevant to modern-day life and kids."
--"School Library Journal"

Virginia Was a Spy (Hardcover): Catherine Urdahl Virginia Was a Spy (Hardcover)
Catherine Urdahl; Illustrated by Gary Kelley
R483 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fearless Warriors: Gladiators (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Rupert Matthews Fearless Warriors: Gladiators (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Rupert Matthews
R367 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R50 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The moment has come: all the gladiator's training was now to be put to the test. As he entered the arena, he was hit by the deafening noise of the crowd... Learn all about what makes a great gladiator in Fearless Warriors: Gladiators. Discover the customs and traditions, the training and the stars of the most popular sport of Ancient Rome. The series examines some of history's most fearless fighters. It looks at their training, weapons and fighting methods, as well as examining some of their most famous battles and fiercest warriors. Each title has sections focusing on aspects of their training, their battles or biographies of individual warriors. A useful timeline and a quiz to test your knowledge are at the back of each book. Ideal for readers aged 9 and up.

Did Anything Good Come Out of... WWII? (Hardcover): Emma Marriott Did Anything Good Come Out of... WWII? (Hardcover)
Emma Marriott
R369 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R50 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book looks at the events leading to the World War II, the most widespread war in history, in which the major participants used all their industrial, economic and scientific might to wage 'total war'. It examines the legacy of the war, both in terms of the bad things that came out of it, such as the fear and mistrust between the USA and Russia that led to the Cold War, and the good things, including advances in medicine and computing and the establishment of the United Nations.

Civil War Paper Soldiers in Full Color - 100 Authentic Union and Confederate Soldiers (Miscellaneous printed matter): A. G Smith Civil War Paper Soldiers in Full Color - 100 Authentic Union and Confederate Soldiers (Miscellaneous printed matter)
A. G Smith
R240 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R43 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Meticulously rendered toy soldier collection in paper form includes easy-to-assemble, free-standing Union and Confederate soldiers, cannons, tents, flags, more -- all in full color. 16 color plates. Introduction.

U.S. Special Forces: Navy Seals (Paperback): Jim Whiting U.S. Special Forces: Navy Seals (Paperback)
Jim Whiting
R281 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R18 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ninja (Paperback): Gail Terp Ninja (Paperback)
Gail Terp
R228 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Samurai (Paperback): Gail Terp Samurai (Paperback)
Gail Terp
R228 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Code Girls - The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II (Hardcover, Young Readers ed.): Liza... Code Girls - The True Story of the American Women Who Secretly Broke Codes in World War II (Hardcover, Young Readers ed.)
Liza Mundy 1
R429 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R78 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
25 Women Who Protected Their Country (Paperback): Emma Carlson-Berne 25 Women Who Protected Their Country (Paperback)
Emma Carlson-Berne
R219 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R39 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unbroken - An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive (Paperback, Young Adult Edition): Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken - An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive (Paperback, Young Adult Edition)
Laura Hillenbrand
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.

On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War.

The lieutenant's name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will.

Featuring more than one hundred photographs plus an exclusive interview with Zamperini, this breathtaking odyssey--also captured on film by director Angelina Jolie--is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the ability to endure against the unlikeliest of odds.

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