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This week’s latest releases – with 20% off RRP
The Victoria Cross Wars Coming Down in the Drink Law and War

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Fighting the Somme Kings of Georgian Britain Women at War in the Classical World

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The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters Stopping Hitler Ohio: A Military History

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Betrayed Ally – how China was snubbed after WW1

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As seen in the Telegraph this week: Betrayed Ally – China in the Great War, click here to read the article.

The Great War helped China emerge from humiliation and obscurity and take its first tentative steps as a full member of the global community. In 1912 the Qing Dynasty had ended. President Yuan Shikai, who seized power in 1914, offered the British 50,000 troops to recover the German colony in Shandong but this was refused. In 1916 China sent a vast army of labourers to Europe. In 1917 she declared war on Germany despite this effectively making the real enemy, Japan, an ally. The betrayal came when Japan was awarded the former German colony. This inspired the rise of Chinese nationalism and communism, enflamed by Russia. The scene was set for Japan’s incursions into China and thirty years of bloodshed.

Betrayed Ally by Frances Wood and Christopher Arnander is an accessible and authoritative account of China’s role in the Great War and an assessment of its national and international significance.

Spotlight on: Into Battle

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Into Battle – A Seventeen-Year-Old Joins Kitchener’s Army by E W Parker.

Written well over 90 years ago while the experiences of youth were still fresh in the author’s mind, this is the story of a seventeen-year-old boy from the time he joined Kitchener’s Army, as one of the first hundred thousand in 1914, until he found himself in hospital – an officer with the Military Cross – recovering from his last wound, on the day of the Armistice, 11 November, 1918.

In no way a formal record of the great and terrible events it describes, this is a purely personal, almost private, account. It is a plain, unvarnished tale – and all the more effective for that – of heroism, and the horror peculiar to trench warfare of the First World War. Interspersed with moments of pity, humour and a deep response to natural beauty and peace out of the firing line, it is a record which in its details, direct simplicity and manner of telling, comes nearer to the truth than many more ambitious accounts.

Also available in Kindle and ePub formats – £4.99 each

This week’s bestsellers
Attack on the Scheldt BET Group Bus Fleets Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815 Instruments of Darkness

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VC10: Icon of the Skies Great Western Saint Class Locomotives A Dictionary of Family History Hitler’s Last Witness

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Coming soon from Greenhill Books: First In, Last Out

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As featured by the Mail Online: First In, Last Out – An Unconventional British Officer in Indo-China by J P Cross, with foreword by Hew Strachan. Read the article here via the Mail Online

About the book: This is the astonishing tale of two episodes in the life of Colonel J P Cross, jungle fighter and linguist extraordinaire. As a young officer at the end of the war against Japan in 1945, he took part in counter-insurgency operations against the Vietminh at a time of chaos and confusion. Sent to the area to help disarm the defeated Japanese, Cross found himself commanding a battalion of the very same troops against the Vietminh. That period provides the backdrop to Cross’s experiences as British Defence Attache to Laos between 1972 and 1976. His mastery of the languages of he region allowed him rarely-accorded access to high Laotian political circles. Allowed to wander at will even by the Communists, he was in the unique position to survey the subterfuge and rivalry surrounding an overlooked yet fascinating sideshow to the Vietnam War. A remarkable man, J P Cross provides an absorbing account of his life amidst the cut and thrust of Laotion politics.

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Bestselling Transport History titles
Midland Main Lines to St Pancras and Cross Country Rails Through Barnsley – A Photographic Journey Britain’s Declining Secondary Railways through the 1960s The Turbomotive Staniers Advanced Pacific

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