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              Tank Warfare, 1939-1945
                

              Tank Warfare, 1939-1945 (Hardback)

              By Forty, Simon; Forty, Jonathan

              • RRP: $74.50
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              • Pub Date
                30 Apr 20

              Highly illustrated history of armoured warfare during the Second World Wars. Features over 200 wartime photographs along with excerpts from technical assessments, tactical guides and after-action reports.

              ISBN 9781526767622
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2020
              Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              100 Innovations of the Industrial Revolution: From 1700 to 1860

              100 Innovations of the Industrial Revolution: From 1700 to 1860 (Hardback)

              By Forty, Simon

              • RRP: $79.99
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              The Industrial Revolution changed our world in a way that few other events have: it changed the landscape with heavy industries using the plentiful supply of fossil fuels. It changed our lifestyles as urban life took over from rural. Wages brought freedom of travel and social mob...ility to many. The world of 1700 looked vastly different to that of 1800 as the foundations for the modern age were laid. Great Inventions of the Industrial Revolution celebrates the major inventions and projects of the period 1700-1860, a period when science and technology began to establish its role in modern life.
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              ISBN 9781785215667
              Released NZ 21 Mar 2019
              Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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              MAPPING THE FIRST WORLD WAR
               

              MAPPING THE FIRST WORLD WAR (Hardback)

              By Forty, Simon

              • RRP: $45.00
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              The Great War was so devastating - eight million lives were lost globally - that in its aftermath a horrified world expected it to be the final chapter in armed conflict. This book provides a fresh perspective on the 'war to end all wars'. It also includes maps that depict moveme...nts and battles as well as related documents.
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              ISBN 9781844862184
              Released NZ 27 Jul 2016
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              German Infantryman Operations Manual: The German soldier 1939-45 (all models)
               

              German Infantryman Operations Manual: The German soldier 1939-45 (all models) (Hardback)

              By Forty, Simon

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              Between 1939 and 1945 close to 13 million men served in the German army - das Heer. The bulk of these men were infantrymen, who slogged their way, mostly on foot, from Finisterre to Moscow, Kirkenes to Tripoli. They swore unlimited obedience to Ad

              ISBN 9781785211683
              Released NZ 16 May 2018
              Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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              Series Haynes Manuals
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              Normandy 1944: The Battle for Caen: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
               

              Normandy 1944: The Battle for Caen: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Paperback)

              By Forty, Simon

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              Photographic history of the two-month battle for Caen in 1944 .

              ISBN 9781526723758
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2018
              Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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              Series Images of War
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              Hadrian's Wall Operations Manual: Design * Construction * Everyday life
               

              Hadrian's Wall Operations Manual: Design * Construction * Everyday life (Hardback)

              By Forty, Simon

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              Hadrian's Wall is the largest, most spectacular historical monument in Britain. Nothing else approaches its vast scale: a land wall running 73 miles from east to west and a sea wall stretching at least 26 miles down the Cumbrian coast. Some of its forts ar

              ISBN 9781785211898
              Released NZ 11 Jun 2018
              Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
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              Series Haynes Manuals
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              Normandy 1944: The Battle of the Hedgerows: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

              Normandy 1944: The Battle of the Hedgerows: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Paperback)

              By Forty, Simon

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              Photographic history of a key stage in 1944 Normandy campaign.

              ISBN 9781526723710
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2018
              Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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              Series Images of War
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              6th Airborne: Normandy 1944
                

              6th Airborne: Normandy 1944 (Paperback)

              By Marriott, Leo; Forty, Simon

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              Operation Tonga began at 22:56 on the night of 5 June, when six Halifax heavy bombers took off from Tarrant Rushton towing six Horsas carrying a coup-de-main force consisting of D Coy, Ox and Bucks LI reinforced with two extra platoons from B Coy and a party of sappers, who were ...tasked with capturing the bridges over the Caen Canal and the River Orne. 6th Airborne Division-which included 1st Canadian Para Bn-had been allotted three specific tasks to achieve, apart from protecting the eastern flank of the Allied seaborne landings. First, it was to capture intact the two bridges over the Caen Canal and the Orne River at Benouville and Ranville. Second, the division was to destroy the heavily fortified Merville coastal artillery battery located at Franceville Plage, to ensure that it could not shell the British forces landing on Sword Beach. A third task was to destroy several bridges spanning the River Dives-at Varaville, Robehomme, Bures, and Troarn. The division would then hold the territory that it had seized until it could be relieved by advancing Allied ground forces.
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              ISBN 9781612004211
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2016
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Past & Present
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              Mapping The First World War: Battlefields of the Great Conflict from Above

              Mapping The First World War: Battlefields of the Great Conflict from Above (Hardback)

              By Forty, Simon

              • RRP: $42.99
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              The Great War was so devastating - eight million lives were lost globally - that in its aftermath a horrified world expected it to be the final chapter in armed conflict. Mapping The First World War provides a uniquely different perspective on the `war to end all wars'. An introd...uction details the causes and progress of the war and is followed by over a hundred maps and charts that show the broad sweep of events, from Germany's 1914 war goals to the final positions of the troops. There are maps depicting movements and battles as well as related documents, such as those on levels of conscription and numbers of weapons. As in all wars, maps were vital to the military organization of all sides during World War I. Before each military event there was the planning, the reconnaissance, and the conjecture as to enemy positions. After the event there would be debriefing, analysis of success and failure, and a redrawing of maps to show new troop positions and boundaries. All of the maps featured in this book have been drawn from the extensive collection held by the National Archives at Kew in west London. Providing a fascinating and unique insight into the planning and organization of military campaigns, Mapping The First World War is essential for anyone interested in military history.
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              ISBN 9781472830289
              Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The History of Tanks
               

              The History of Tanks (EPUB ebook)

              By Forty, Simon

              The tank was born to break the deadlock of World War I's Western Front, where trench-based defence in depth, barbed wire, machine guns and artillery, led to immense loss of life. Initially dogged by mechanical unreliability and early misuse, post-First World War development of te...chnology and tactics saw the Germans open World War II with the devastating Blitzkrieg in which armoured divisions led the way. Tanks dominated the battlefields' of World War II and have continued to develop, reaching their peak with the so called "Main battle tanks": of the biggest military-industrial complexes: the US Abrams, German Leopard, British Challenger, Israeli Merkava and Russian T90.Today, in a world of asymmetric warfare, tanks may dominate the battlefield, but infantry rocket weapons and anti-tank helicopters have evened things up and ensure that tanks must develop further to meet changing threats. In The History of Tanks about the changing face of tank warfare through the 50 most important, iconic vehicles from 1914 to today.
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              ISBN 9781782817239
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              Language en
              Released NZ 27 Dec 2019
              Publisher G2 Rights Ltd
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