Attila The Hun, Arch-Enemy of Rome

There are few individuals who have imprinted themselves as permanently on history as Attila the Hun, but although his name is widely remembered, remarkably few know anything about his achievements in detail and remarkably little has been written about him. The barbarian tribes had always been a thorn pricking the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, but Attila presented a whole new level of threat as he scythed West through all who stood in his way. – Very Highly Recommended

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Southern Thunder, The Royal Navy and the Scandinavian Trade in World War One

The Baltic Trade was vital to the British Isles for hundreds of years, dating back to before the Medieval period. The First World War saw Britain and Germany competing for trade with Scandinavia, providing vital supplies to Britain and requiring the defeat of German trade to enforce a tight blockade of Germany. – Very Highly Recommended

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Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World

This new book examines thirteen great naval battles to illustrate the largely unsung heroes of Ancient Greece. The history of Ancient Greece has received good coverage of land battles but much less coverage of the naval battles that often determined the outcome of fighting on land. – Very Highly Recommended


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Great Escapes of the First World War

This nicely written review of POW escapes during WWI nicely compliments the large number of “Great Escape” books being released for the 75th Anniversary of that POW escape. The WWI escapers received remarkably little coverage at the time and very little in the century since, making this a particularly welcome military history. – Highly Recommended

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Cold War 1945-1991, North Korean Onslaught, UN Stand At The Pusan Perimeter August-September 1950

This increasingly popular series provides a unique perspective on the Cold War, with this new addition to the series adding further depth. The invasion of South Korea by a dictatorship, supported by totalitarian regimes, naturally caught the democracies on the hop. This new book provides an account of what happened and how the US-led alliance fought back. – Highly Recommended


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Deadlines On The Front Line, Travels With a Veteran War Correspondent

The author has more than 40 years experience in following wars in 30 combat zones so his guide is bound to be entertaining and informative. He has been described as “Bill Bryson meets Tom Clancy in Faulty Towers” but the reader can decide if that is a fair description in a funny and tragic guide to recent and current conflicts. – Highly Recommended


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Antipater’s Dynasty, Alexander The Great’s Regent And His Successors

The legend of Alexander is so powerful that it places those who helped him achieve greatness, and those who tried to hold everything together after his death, in the anonimity of his shadow. The author has written a compelling review of Antipater and his family in a very readable style without losing the authority of scholarship. – Highly Recommended

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General Sir Ralph Abercromby and the French Revolutionary Wars, 1792-1801

The French Revolutionary Wars are far less well known than the Napoleonic Wars, the Generals of these earlier wars being equally less well known. The author presents a perceptive study of the French Revolutionary Wars and a British General who was probably robbed of deserved notability as he died in his moment of triumph. – Much Recommended

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Armies of the Past Armies of the Late Roman Empire AD 284-476, History, Organization & Equipment

The image of a Roman legionary in most minds is in the uniform of the early years of Empire. This beautifully illustrated book depicts the very different arms and armour of the late Roman Empire as Roman soldiers adapted to the challenges of the rising barbarian armies. – Very Highly Recommended

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