Red Army Sniper, a Memoir of the Eastern Front in World War II

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The publisher has already released a number of excellent books about snipers and their craft. This is a worthy addition to their list but it should be treated with some circumspection because the biography was originally released during the Soviet Era and includes some manipulation which this English translation does not attempt to challenge in the interests of making this a faithful edition to the Russian language original – Most Highly Recommended.


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In Action With Destroyers, 1939-1945, The Wartime Memoirs of Commander J A J Dennis DSC RN

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A unique story that has been brought to a wider readership by the efforts of its editor. The destroyer was the backbone of naval operations in the role taken by the frigate in Nelson’s time. A fast paced story that grips the reader – Highly Recommended.


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Bomb Disposal in World War Two

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The publisher has established a reputation for correcting the neglect of important military history and this book is another fine example. The unsung story of WWII was the battle between bomb disposal units and German armourers. It required a special type of courage and a special type of man – Much Recommended.


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SAS Zero Hour, The Secret Origins of the Special Air Service

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Based on primary sources, this is an outstanding account of the early days of the SAS. Today, the SAS is a premier special forces group, known around the world and the example of professional dedicated service to the highest standards – Much Recommended.


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U-boat Assault On America, Why The US Was Unprepared For War In The Atlantic

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1942 the Germans thought it was ‘happy hour’ as the US newly entered into WWII seemed powerless to protect its merchant shipping from German submarines. This new book looks at the US failure to protect its merchant ships during the first months after joining Britain in the war against the Nazi – Very Highly Recommended.


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Event highlights for spring 2018 at the British Library

  • The British Library will celebrate its first Food Season with a series of events based on the Library’s collections and all things food
  • Accompanying the Library’s next major exhibition, James Cook: The Voyages, a programme of discussions, lectures and film screenings will explore the contemporary significance and legacy of the voyages
  • With the Library’s free Entrance Hall Gallery exhibition, Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land, will come a Caribbean Comedy Week and a performance of gospel music in the Piazza Pavilion for Make Music day
  • Margaret Atwood will be visiting the Library as the headline speaker for “Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change”
  • The annual Jaipur Literature Festival, commemorating South Asia’s literary heritage, will return to the British Library
  • A Treasures Gallery Display and events mark the bicentenary of Karl Marx’s birth

Spring sees a plethora of events connected to the British Library’s new major exhibition James Cook: The Voyages and new Entrance Hall Gallery exhibition, Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land. Other events complement occasions such as 200 years since Karl Marx’s birth (joining a Treasures Gallery display) and the 200th anniversary of the first edition of Frankenstein, as well as the Jaipur Literature Festival, and the continuation of the Library’s European Literature talks and Boring Talks.

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