Militaria

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  • A real 'time-travel' special. Here are the eye-witness accounts of the English Civil War, by those who participated in all aspects. They describe events in vivid language: how it felt to fight at Edgehill, or watch your home ransacked by looting soldiers, or finding your brother on the opposite side to yourself - or Oxford life while King Charles used the city as his headquarters.  In the years since his accession, Charles I had managed  to squander the peoples' ancient respect for monarchy with a series of blunders, thus alienating many of his natural followers and allies. Yet  the outcome of Cromwell's eventual victory was a period of absolute rule quite as arbitrary as anything that had gone before, and ion between, 100,000 people had died. Illustrated with a wealth of black and white and colour photographs of weapons, cartoons of the time, letters and documents. Cover art, detail from The Wounded Cavalier by W.S. Burton.
  • Australian actor and comedian Slim DeGrey (1918 - 2007), known for his roles in They're A Weird Mob, You Can't See Around Corners and many other Australian film and T.V. productions was a member of the A.I.F. Prisoners' Concert Party in the infamous Changi Gaol. There was a funny side; not often and not always, but hilarious and absurd incidents did occur and together with the infamous style of Australian dry humour, helped sustain morale and relieve the drab lives of the P.O.Ws. Littered with fabulous Australianisms and droll sketches, Slim DeGrey definitely found Changi's funny side.
  • Published by the Dachau Museum, this book serves as a reminder of the victims of the Holocaust. It contains reproductions of official documents, anti-Semitic propoganda, photos of the camps, the prisoners and their few possessions that we callously stolen from them; letters of condolence from Camp Commandants to grieving widows, records of military personnel and so much more.
  • Written in 1933, this book caused furor in many quarters. It's a far cry from Nichols' usual light-hearted badinage, being a bitter denunciation of the world's attitude toward peace and war and a thorough research into the activities of offensive preparations going on in the armament factories in England and on the Continent. It also covers the ineffectual preparations being made for defensive measures. Faced with the fact that war was brewing, the League of Nations was rendered virtually impotent through the media of the day and public opinion and that the civilian population is certain to be the victim in the next European War, his findings are far from negligible. The last half of the book is a succession of challenging dialogues, in which socialism, capitalism, militarism and pacifism are all given ardent advocates.  Time and events  demonstrated that Nichols predicted how World War II would proceed with uncanny 99% accuracy.
  • Warren Tute (1914-1989) a naval officer who took part in the Normandy landings, collaborated with historians John Costello & Terry Hughes to produce this volume book for the 30th anniversary of the D-Day landings.  The book opens with a facsimile of a letter from Eisenhower to the troops and there is a foreword by Lord Mountbatten. There are the newspaper headlines of the day, cartoons, maps and fabulous colour and black and white photos - a comprehensive, pictorial study of the preparation for and the events of the epic force that was the  D-Day landings of 1944.
  • The author, a TV reporter and journalist, has condensed his experiences and observations of the Indo-China battlefields over a thirty-five year period. Sights, sounds and smells come alive in the graphic and vivid recreation by a neutral yet passionately involved eye-witness.  Scholl-Latour first traveled to South-East Asia on a troop-ship in 1945 and since then has covered three wars: the war against French colonialism, the American involvement in Vietnam and the final devastation of Kampuchea. He sees those years as a tragedy that has shattered every illusion of freedom as the French, the Americans and the Khmer Rouge each tried to impose their versions of freedom by force.

  • For the first time since the early sixties there is widespread and growing concern about the possibility of a Third World War, given the massive stockpile of nuclear armaments and the growing tensions between superpowers. The author, the grandson of Winston Churchill, shows how this situation has arisen and provides the facts and figures to ensure a true understanding of the issues at stake.  What is the balance of armed power in the world today? What are the chances of either side winning a nuclear war? How should the Western Allies respond to the growing global challenge from Russia? These and more questions are answered - the answers echo the warnings that were made about the threat from Nazi Germany.  Those warnings went unheeded.

  • December, 1944 - A company in the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division cope with the Siege of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, in World War II. They must also cope with their own vulnerability and humanity. While they remain steadfast and courageous, each man has at least one moment in time when he seriously considers running away, schemes to get sent back from the front line, slacks off, or complains about his situation.  Battleground is considered to be the first significant American film about World War II to be made and released after the end of the war. Also starring Scotty Beckett, Marshall Thompson, Jerome Courtland, Don Taylor, Bruce Cowling, James Whitmore, Douglas Fowley, Leon Ames, Herbert Anderson, Thomas E. Breen, Denise Darcel, Richard Jaeckel and James Arness.    
  • The innocence of a nation  is shattered by a sudden and devastating act of warfare. As the lives and loves of a generation  are swept into the conflict of World War II, the events at Pearl Harbour become a test of the strength of the human spirit. Also starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Alec Baldwin, Jon Voight and Tom  Sizemore.