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Unconventional Warfare - Pocket Guide (Paperback): U. S. Army Unconventional Warfare - Pocket Guide (Paperback)
U. S. Army; Edited by Sgt Wolf
R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Sniper Mind - Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition):... The Sniper Mind - Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)
David Amerland; Narrated by Jonathan Cowley
R837 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R194 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Making of a Paratrooper - Airborne Training and Combat in World War II (Paperback): Kurt Gabel The Making of a Paratrooper - Airborne Training and Combat in World War II (Paperback)
Kurt Gabel; Edited by William C. Mitchell; Foreword by Theodore A. Wilson
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The memoir of paratrooper Kurt Gabel-a German Jew who emigrated to the US in 1938, joined the 513th Regiment of the 17th Airborne Division, and fought against his former countrymen in the Battle of the Bulge. Gabel conveys with rare immediacy anin-depth look at the training of a paratrooper, the dangers of combat, and his transformation from romantic idealist to warrior. He vividly recounts the fire fights and such episodes as narrow escapes, separation from his battalion and his rescue by another, and the interrogation of prisoners. He tells the full story of his desperate hours on "Dead Man's Ridge" near Bastogne.

TOP SECRET Descriptive Catalogue of Special Devices and Supplies - 1944 (Paperback): Special Operations Executive TOP SECRET Descriptive Catalogue of Special Devices and Supplies - 1944 (Paperback)
Special Operations Executive
R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Top Secret Descriptive Catalogue of Special Devices and Supplies, Volume II - 1945 (Paperback): Special Operations Executive Top Secret Descriptive Catalogue of Special Devices and Supplies, Volume II - 1945 (Paperback)
Special Operations Executive
R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Secret List of Agent's Equipment and Operational Stores - 1944 (Paperback): Special Operations Executive Secret List of Agent's Equipment and Operational Stores - 1944 (Paperback)
Special Operations Executive
R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Three Decades Later - A Review and Assessment of Our Special Operations Forces 30 Years After the Creation of U.S. Special... Three Decades Later - A Review and Assessment of Our Special Operations Forces 30 Years After the Creation of U.S. Special Operations Command (Paperback)
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Cap
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
FM 3-18 Special Forces Operations - May 2014 (Paperback): Headquarters Department of the Army FM 3-18 Special Forces Operations - May 2014 (Paperback)
Headquarters Department of the Army
R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
NWP 3-05 Naval Special Warfare - May 2013 (Paperback): Department of the Navy NWP 3-05 Naval Special Warfare - May 2013 (Paperback)
Department of the Navy
R624 Discovery Miles 6 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bert Waldron - American Sniper (Paperback): Terry Moon Bert Waldron - American Sniper (Paperback)
Terry Moon
R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Undergrounds in Insurgent, Revolutionary and Resistance Warfare - Second Edition (Paperback): Paul J Tompkins Jr Undergrounds in Insurgent, Revolutionary and Resistance Warfare - Second Edition (Paperback)
Paul J Tompkins Jr; Edited by Robert Leonhard; Army Special Operations Command
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Military Notebook (Paperback): Wild Pages Press Military Notebook (Paperback)
Wild Pages Press
R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Secret War - The Story of SOE - Britain's Wartime Sabotage Organisation (Paperback): West Nigel Secret War - The Story of SOE - Britain's Wartime Sabotage Organisation (Paperback)
West Nigel
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What did SOE really achieve during the Second World War? Why were so many agents parachuted into enemy hands? Who chose to back Communist guerrillas in Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania, Albania, Greece and Malaya in preference to other anti-Axis movements? In this new and revised edition Nigel West strips away the secrecy that has surrounded the Special Operations Executive since it was officially wound up in 1946, and reveal the breath-taking political naivety, operational incompetence and ruthless manipulation. Despite the heroism of individual agents who suffered appalling privation to further the organisation's dubious objectives, there is an underlying tragedy of dreadful proportions. Secret War is a detailed analysis of SOE's structure and performance and describes its successes and failures across the globe. The book casts doubt on the official histories authorised by the Cabinet Office and offers evidence of the setbacks that jeopardized D-Day and gives an account of the paramilitary units dropped behind enemy lines immediately after the invasion which saved SOE's reputation. This book is a highly provocative but authoritative history of the organisation that existed for less than six years but was to have a lasting impact on the world's post-war development.

Human Factors Considerations of Undergrounds in Insurgencies - Second Edition (Paperback): Paul J Tompkins Jr Human Factors Considerations of Undergrounds in Insurgencies - Second Edition (Paperback)
Paul J Tompkins Jr; Edited by Nathan Bos; Army Special Operations Command
R467 Discovery Miles 4 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Get Tough! - How To Win In Hand To Hand Fighting (Hardcover): W.E. Fairbairn Get Tough! - How To Win In Hand To Hand Fighting (Hardcover)
W.E. Fairbairn
R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rear Area Security in Russia - The Soviet Second Front Behind the German Lines [The Illustrated Edition] (Paperback): A Kendall... Rear Area Security in Russia - The Soviet Second Front Behind the German Lines [The Illustrated Edition] (Paperback)
A Kendall Hall; Department of the Army
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Daughter of China - A True Story of Love and Betrayal (Paperback, Revised): Meihong Xu, Larry Engelmann Daughter of China - A True Story of Love and Betrayal (Paperback, Revised)
Meihong Xu, Larry Engelmann
R481 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R103 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The critically acclaimed memoir of a forbidden love affair in communist China

"An important work."–San Francisco Chronicle

"Riveting."–Kirkus Reviews

"This memoir is a must-read."–San Jose Mercury News

Now in paperback, here is the stunning true tale of a remarkable woman trained as an elite soldier in the Chinese army, her forbidden love for an American, and her seemingly impossible escape–with his help–from the nation to which she had pledged her life. An astonishing testament to the enduring resilience of love and the human spirit in the face of even the most oppressive, hopeless conditions, Daughter of China offers a compelling look at life inside the rigid walls of Communist China, revealing in fascinating detail Meihong Xu’s inculcation into the system–a process so effective that she would willingly betray a friend or family member to prove her loyalty. Written with clear-eyed candor and stark eloquence, Daughter of China is at once a timeless, deeply moving story of a prohibited love affair and a dramatic depiction of life under Chinese Communism.

Panzer 35 (t) (Staple bound): Horst Scheibert Panzer 35 (t) (Staple bound)
Horst Scheibert
R259 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book covers the use and development of the Panzer 35(t) armored fighting vehicle.

Melvin Morris - American Soldier (Paperback): Scott Frank Melvin Morris - American Soldier (Paperback)
Scott Frank
R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pat Tillman (Paperback): Jerry Doss Pat Tillman (Paperback)
Jerry Doss
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Operator - Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a Seal Team Warrior (Standard format, CD,... The Operator - Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a Seal Team Warrior (Standard format, CD, Unabridged)
Robert O'Neill; Read by Robert O'Neill
R804 R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Save R87 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
He Who Dares - Recollections of service in the SAS, SBS and MI5 (Paperback): D G C Sutherland Cbe Mc He Who Dares - Recollections of service in the SAS, SBS and MI5 (Paperback)
D G C Sutherland Cbe Mc
R637 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over fifty years having now passed since the Second World War ended, it is surprising that there are any first-hand accounts left that are worth the telling. The fact that there are, and that they have remained untold, can only be ascribed to modesty and to the fact that fifty years ago what seems to be the post-war generation to be the exclusive province of thriller writers was to David Sutherland's generation the only adult world they had ever known. It needs someone to say: "You'd better write it down before it's too late" or a grandchild to ask: "What did you do in the war, Grandpa?" to get the pen and the memory cells into gear. David Sutherland's war certainly ranks very high indeed in the thriller ratings. If, at times, he errs on the side of modesty when describing his own role and is over-generous in his praise of others, he cannot disguise the fact that au fond he found it all thrilling - while realising that ultimately he was extremely lucky to come out alive. Much of the action is set in the Aegean where the author served with the Special Boat Service, an off-shoot of the infant SAS, raiding airfields on the German-held islands. This is really thrilling stuff, made all the more moving by the author's profound and lasting admiration for the Greek resistance fighters who risked not just their lives, but those of their families and entire villages, by giving their support. David Sutherland has written a true adventure story. But it is one which raises that age-old yet acutely disconcerting question: "When men have lived lives like this, what am I doing catching the 8:15 from Woking?!"

Matthew Axelson - American Soldier (Paperback): Aaron Davis Matthew Axelson - American Soldier (Paperback)
Aaron Davis
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Night Fighter - An Insider's Story of Special Ops from Korea to SEAL Team 6 (Hardcover): William H. Hamilton, Charles W... Night Fighter - An Insider's Story of Special Ops from Korea to SEAL Team 6 (Hardcover)
William H. Hamilton, Charles W Sasser
R589 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R44 (7%) Out of stock

For readers of American Sniper, the stirring account of a life of service by the  father of the US Navy SEALs" One month after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, when President John F. Kennedy pressed Congress about America's  urgent national needs," he named expanding US special operations forces along with putting a man on the moon. Captain William Hamilton was the officer tasked with creating the finest unconventional warriors ever seen. Merging his own experience commanding Navy Underwater Demolition Teams with expertise from Army Special Forces and the CIA, and working with his subordinate, Roy Boehm, he cast the mold for sea-, air-, and land-dispatched night fighters capable of successfully completing any mission anywhere in the world. Initially, they were used as a counter to the potential devastation of nuclear war, and later for counterterrorism and hostage rescue. His vision led to the formation of the celebrated SEAL Team 6. In this stirring, action-filled book, Hamilton tells his story for the first time. Night Fighter is a trove of true adventure from the history of the late twentieth century, which Hamilton lived, from fighter pilot in the Korean War to operative for the CIA in Vietnam, Africa, Latin America, and Europe, from the Pentagon to Foggy Bottom, and from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Reagan White House's Star Wars. Like American Sniper, here is the record of a life devoted to patriotic service. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Get Tough! (Paperback): W.E. Fairbairn Get Tough! (Paperback)
W.E. Fairbairn
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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