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Image for UNDER THE WIRE    The Wartime Memoir of a Spitfire Pilot, Legendary Escape Artist and Cooler King.

UNDER THE WIRE The Wartime Memoir of a Spitfire Pilot, Legendary Escape Artist and Cooler King.

By: Ash William

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Bantam Books UK: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012450

ISBN: 0593054083

Condition: Very Good


Bill Ash, an American by birth relinquished his citizenship and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force to enable him to help with the war effort in Europe against the Nazis. An incredible story of being shot down over Europe, surviving the plane crash and making his way to Paris only to be betrayed to the Gestapo, tortured and sentenced to death as a spy. He was saved from the intervention of the Luftwaffe who sent him to the POW camp, Stalag Luft III. Bill Ash then became one of only a handful of serial escape artists to attempt more than a dozen breakouts. View more info

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THE FLYERS

By: Brian Bridgeman

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Brian Bridgeman, UK: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2019082

ISBN: 1854210548

Condition: Excellent


The author recounts stories of British, Commonwealth and American pilots who flew in wars and revolutions during the period between the two World Wars. Foreign pilots were employed to fly in China, both during the War Lord era of the 1920's and in the wars against Japan in the 1930's. Pilots also went to help the Finns against the invading Russians in 1939. This book is a record of these men, their role in the conflicts and the machines they flew. Well researched and presented account and including b/w photographs taken at the time. View more info

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NIGHTMARE IN LAOS The True Story of a Woman Improsoned in a Communist Gulag

By: Danes Kay

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Maverick House, Ireland: 2006

Seller ID: 2012214

ISBN: 1905379080

Condition: Good


Hours after her husband Kerry was kidnapped by the Communist Laos government, Kay Danes tried to flee to Thailand with her two youngest children, only to be intercepted at the border. Horn away from her children and sent to an secret Laosian Gulag Kay was forced to endure 10 months of outrageous injustice and corruption. This is her incredible story of survival and courage. View more info

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PRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE

By: Daws Gavan

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster London: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012297

ISBN: 074328528x

Condition: Excellent


The Japanese army took over 140,000 military prisoners in the Second World War in the Pacific, British, Australian, American and Dutch. One in four died at the hands of their captors. Gavan Daws combined ten years of documentary research and hundreds of interviews with POWs on three continents to write this shattering re creation of the Allied experience. View more info

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MY PRISON, MY HOME One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran

By: Esfandiari Haleh

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Harper Press, London: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012500

ISBN: 0007286546

Condition: Very Good


This is Haleh Esfandiari's recount of her terrifying three month ordeal in Iran's notorious Evin prison. his is a moving account of her triumph over interrogation, intimidation and fear in a country at the time on the brink of crisis. View more info

NANCY WAKE

By: Fitzsimons Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins Australia: 2002

Seller ID: 2018039

ISBN: 0732274567

Condition: Very Good


After witnessing horrific Nazi violence in Vienna, Nancy declared she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the nazi presence. What began as a courier job developed into a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers. Nancy Wake was an extraordinary Australian. View more info

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RULES OF WAR

By: Gale Iain

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2004

Seller ID: 2012143

ISBN: 978000723562

Condition: Very Good


The 1706 Battle of Ramillies was a great victory for the British army. But to Captain Jack Steel standing at the head of his Grenadiers, sinking into the Swampy ground, at odds with his Allied partners and receiving contradictory orders, it is hard to see Lord Marlborough's grand stratagem. Jack Steel is a splendid hero. View more info

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OUT OF CAPTIVITY Surviving 1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle.

By: Gonsalves Mark, Stansell Keith and Howes Tom with Gary Brozek

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, New York: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2018007

ISBN: 0061769525

Condition: Very Good


Three American civilian contractors who crash-landed in the jungle of Colombia and were taken prisoners of the FARC a Colombian terrorist group, recount their amazing tale of survival, friendship and rescue over a five and a half year period. View more info

Image for The Wolf   How One German Raider Terrorised Australia and the Southern Oceans in the First World War

The Wolf How One German Raider Terrorised Australia and the Southern Oceans in the First World War

By: Guilliatt Richard and Hohnen Peter

Price: $22.00

Publisher: William Heinemann Australia: 2009

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2016036

ISBN: 1741666244

Condition: Excellent


Excellent condition , The task of The Wolf in the First World War was to inflict maximum destruction on Allied shipping using all the latest technology of warfare. Drawn from eyewitness accounts, declassified government files and unpublished diaries and correspondence discovered during five years of research, this is the story of the Wolf's voyage, one of the most remarkable but least known episodes of the First World War. View more info

THE FIGHT FOR MALAYA The Jungle War of Maurice Cotterill

By: Holder R.W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet KL: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012101

Condition: As New


An amaging story of survival in the jungles of Malaya during the second world war. View more info

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THE FIGHT FOR MALAYA The Jungle War of Maurice Cotterill

By: Holder R.W.

Price: $78.00

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet KL: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012053

Condition: As New


Taken from the diaries of Maurice Cotterill who stayed in Malaya when World War 11 broke out and joined the guerrillas of Chinese descent in the jungle of Malaya. The book is both a gripping chronicle of survival and a document of Malaysia's history in a period of chaos and deprivation as it moved gradually towards independence in 1957. View more info

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AN AFFAIR OF CHANCES A Submariner's Odyssey 1939-44

By: Ian McGeoch

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Imperial War Museum London, Imperial War Museum,: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2019049

ISBN: 0901627666

Condition: Very Good


The author who spent his career as a submariner with the Royal Navy during the second World War recounts with authority and humour his wartime experiences up to a fateful incident and his subsequent attempts to escape. A remarkable book of courage and warfare. View more info

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ALL BUT MY LIFE A Memoir

By: Klein Gerda Weissmann

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Indigo, UK: 1997

Edition: 1st English

Seller ID: 2016048

ISBN: 0575401354

Condition: Excellent


The author recounts her three years as a slave labourer of the Nazis and of her miraculous liberation. Gerda describes her experiences including wonderful acts of decency and normalcy, as well as the three years in labour camps and three months of a forced winter march from Germany to Czechoslavakia. View more info

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SUBMARINES IN ARCTIC WATERS

By: Kolyshkin I.

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Progress Publishers, Moscow: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012415

Condition: Good


Rear-Admiral Ivan Kolyshkin recalls many narrow escape stories. During the war he was in command of a Division and then a Brigade of submarines of the Northern Fleet. He speaks of his comrades in arms Gadjiev, Fisanovich, Vidayev and other famous submariners, whom he accompanied on long and dangerous war patrols. View more info

SURVIVING THE SWORD pRISONERS OF THE JAPANESE 1942-45

By: Macarthur Brian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Abacus, London: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012046

ISBN: 0349119376

Condition: Very Good


Many of the British, Australian and American prisoners held by the Japanese during the Second World War were so scarred by their experiences that afterwards they could not discuss them even with their families. Drawing on diaries kept by some of those imprisoned and on interviews with former prisoners this book tells of inhumanity and degradation, but also of inspirational examples of courage, comradeship and compassion. Includes b/w photographs and line drawings. View more info

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OPERATION MINCEMEAT The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War 11

By: Macintyre Ben

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury London: 2010

Edition: 1st Soft Cover Edition

Seller ID: 2012103

ISBN: 1408809214

Condition: Excellent


"With its fantastic plot and its cast of eccentric characters, he book reads like the most improbable of spy stories. It is a tribute to Macintyre's skill that we never for a moment forget that it is actually all true" Daily Telegraph View more info

Image for A FOREIGN FIELD   A True Story of Love and Betrayal in the Great War

A FOREIGN FIELD A True Story of Love and Betrayal in the Great War

By: Macintyre Ben

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper Collins, London: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012298

ISBN: 0002571226

Condition: Very Good


In August 1914 four young British soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines at the height of the fighting on the Western Front. Unable to get back to their units, they sheltered in the tiny French village of Villeret. A compelling story of love and betrayal and an investigation by the author of who betrayed the men leading to their trial and killing. View more info

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THE PLOTS TO RESCUE THE TSAR The Truth Behind the Disappearance of the Romanovs

By: McNeal Shay

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Arrow Books, London: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012142

ISBN: 0099298104

Condition: Excellent


Primary documentary evidence, including recently declassified intelligence files, reveals that Britain and her allies were pouring money and their finest secret agents into Russia as part of a top secret plan to topple the Bolsheviks and save the Tsar. View more info

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THE SECRETS OF RUE ST ROCH Intelligence Operations Behind Enemy Lines in the First World War

By: Morgan Janet

Price: $44.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane, Penguin Books Ltd.: 2004

Seller ID: 2012087

ISBN: 0713997656

Condition: As New


"This is the true story of one of the most daring spying missions of the First World War and of the men and whomen who took part in it. Based on a remarkable archive of secret papers, it is a work of historical detection, en enthralling drama of courage and adventure and the only published account of a complete espionage operation run by the Allies on the Western Front." View more info

Image for THE SECRETS OF RUE ST ROCH   Intelligence Operations Behind Enemy Lines in the First World War

THE SECRETS OF RUE ST ROCH Intelligence Operations Behind Enemy Lines in the First World War

By: Morgan Janet

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Allen Lane, London: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2012293

ISBN: 0713997656

Condition: Excellent


A true story of one of the most daring spying missions of the First World War and of the men and women who took part in it. Based on a remarkable archive of secret papers, it is a work of historical detection, an enthralling drama of courage and adventure and the only published account of a complete espionage operation run by the Allies on the Western Front. View more info