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In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies. Some were given just forty-eight hours to report to local military bases. The president, Harry S. Truman, was recalling them to active duty to try to save the desperate people of the western sectors of Berlin, the enemy capital many of them had bombed to rubble only three years before. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had ordered a blockade of the city, isolating the people of West Berlin, using hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers to close off all land and water access to the city. He was gambling that he could drive out the small detachments of American, British, and French occupation troops, because their only option was to stay and watch Berliners starve—or retaliate by starting World War III. The situation was impossible, Truman was told by his national security advisers, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His answer: "We stay in Berlin. Period." That was when the phones started ringing and local police began banging on doors to deliver telegrams to the vets. Drawing on service records and hundreds of interviews in the United States, Germany, and Great Britain, Reeves tells the stories of these civilian airmen, the successors to Stephen Ambrose’s "Citizen Soldiers," ordinary Americans again called to extraordinary tasks. They did the impossible, living in barns and muddy tents, flying over Soviet-occupied territory day and night, trying to stay awake, making it up as they went along and ignoring Russian fighters and occasional anti-aircraft fire trying to drive them to hostile ground. The Berlin Airlift changed the world. It ended when Stalin backed down and lifted the blockade, but only after the bravery and sense of duty of those young heroes had bought the Allies enough time to create a new West Germany and sign the mutual defense agreement that created NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. And then they went home again. Some of them forgot where they had parked their cars after they got the call.

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9781416541196, titled "Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift, June 1948-May 1949" | Simon & Schuster, January 5, 2010, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: In the early hours of June 26, 1948, phones began ringing across America, waking up the airmen of World War II—pilots, navigators, and mechanics—who were finally beginning normal lives with new houses, new jobs, new wives, and new babies.

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9781439160510 | Simon & Schuster, December 31, 2030, cover price $28.00

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9781400114023, titled "Daring Young Men: The Heroism and Triumph of the Berlin Airlift June 1948-May 1949" | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, January 5, 2010), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: The Second World War had been over for three years when pilots, navigators, and air traffic controllers all over America were recalled to active duty to rescue Berlin.

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Product Description: Italian performance in the First World War has been generally disparaged or ignored compared to that of the armies on the Western Front, and troop morale in particular has been seen as a major weakness of the Italian army. In this first book-length study of Italian morale in any language, Vanda Wilcox reassesses Italian policy and performance from the perspective both of the army as an institution and of the ordinary soldiers who found themselves fighting a brutally hard war...read more

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9781107157248 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: Italian performance in the First World War has been generally disparaged or ignored compared to that of the armies on the Western Front, and troop morale in particular has been seen as a major weakness of the Italian army.

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Product Description: Entering service in 1931, the 9x19mm Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun saw extensive combat with Finnish troops during their fight against Soviet forces in 1939–44. It was also manufactured under licence in Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden, and remained in Finnish service until the 1980s, an indication of its durability...read more
By Alan Gilliland (illustrator)

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9781472819642 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Entering service in 1931, the 9x19mm Suomi KP/-31 submachine gun saw extensive combat with Finnish troops during their fight against Soviet forces in 1939–44.

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Product Description: The tank battles in the Soviet Union during the summer of 1941 were the largest in World War II, exceeding even the more famous Prokhorovka encounter during the Kursk campaign. Indeed, they were the largest tank battles ever fought...read more
By Jim Laurier (illustrator)

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9781472817136 | Osprey Pub Co, March 21, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The tank battles in the Soviet Union during the summer of 1941 were the largest in World War II, exceeding even the more famous Prokhorovka encounter during the Kursk campaign.

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Product Description: Reichsführer-SS, Chief of German Police, Reich Commissar for the Consolidation of German Nationhood, Reich Minister of the Interior, Commander of the Replacement Army, and Commander-in-Chief of Army Group Vistula―Heinrich Himmler ultimately combined all of these positions in his person...read more

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9780764352591 | Schiffer Pub Ltd, February 28, 2017, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: Reichsführer-SS, Chief of German Police, Reich Commissar for the Consolidation of German Nationhood, Reich Minister of the Interior, Commander of the Replacement Army, and Commander-in-Chief of Army Group Vistula―Heinrich Himmler ultimately combined all of these positions in his person.

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Product Description: Trace the evolution of automatic Morse code devices from the early 1800s to today through this informative text and over 1,100 photos. Beginning with an overview of telegraphy and early key history, fifteen sections explore the equipment used to send messages over long distances...read more

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9780764351310 | Schiffer Pub Ltd, February 28, 2017, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Trace the evolution of automatic Morse code devices from the early 1800s to today through this informative text and over 1,100 photos.

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Product Description: The Ardennes, 1944. Driven back by the Allies since D-Day, Germany launches a surprise offensive on the Western Front. This assault against the unprepared Allied lines is the opening move in one of the largest battles of World War II...read more

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9781472817839 | Osprey Games, February 21, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The Ardennes, 1944.

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Product Description: In April 1941, as the Allies strove to counter the German threat to the Balkans, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to combat in the wake of the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradschützen--motorcycle troops...read more
By Adam Hook (illustrator)

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9781472817105 | Osprey Pub Co, February 21, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: In April 1941, as the Allies strove to counter the German threat to the Balkans, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to combat in the wake of the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradschützen--motorcycle troops.

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Product Description: The remarkable story of the French Foreign Legion, its dramatic rise throughout the nineteenth century, and its most committed champion, General Hubert Lyautey.An aura of mystery, romance, and danger surrounds the French Foreign Legion, the all-volunteer corps of the French Army, founded in 1831...read more

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9780802743879 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 14, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The remarkable story of the French Foreign Legion, its dramatic rise throughout the nineteenth century, and its most committed champion, General Hubert Lyautey.

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Product Description: Nearly forgotten by history, this is the story of the Wereth Eleven, African-American soldiers who fought courageously for freedom in WWII—only to be ruthlessly executed by Nazi troops during the Battle of the Bulge.   Their story was almost forgotten by history...read more

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9781101987391 | New Amer Library, February 7, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Nearly forgotten by history, this is the story of the Wereth Eleven, African-American soldiers who fought courageously for freedom in WWII—only to be ruthlessly executed by Nazi troops during the Battle of the Bulge.

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Product Description: War Memories explores the patchwork formed by collective memory, public remembrance, private recollection, and the ways in which they form a complex composition of observations, initiatives, and experiences. Offering an international perspective on war commemoration, contributors consider the process of assembling historical facts and subjective experiences to show how these points of view diverge according to various social, cultural, political, and historical perspectives...read more

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9780773547933 | McGill Queens Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: War Memories explores the patchwork formed by collective memory, public remembrance, private recollection, and the ways in which they form a complex composition of observations, initiatives, and experiences.

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9780773547940 | Reprint edition (McGill Queens Univ Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $37.95 | About this edition: War Memories explores the patchwork formed by collective memory, public remembrance, private recollection, and the ways in which they form a complex composition of observations, initiatives, and experiences.

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Product Description: Twentieth and 21st century conflict is dominated by counterinsurgency operations, where the enemy is almost indistinguishable from innocent civilians. Battles are gunfights in jungles, deserts, and streets, and winning "hearts and minds" is as crucial as winning territory...read more
By Frank Kitson (foreword by)

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9780752464114 | Spellmount Ltd Pub, February 1, 2017, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Twentieth and 21st century conflict is dominated by counterinsurgency operations, where the enemy is almost indistinguishable from innocent civilians.

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Product Description: Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Gaius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders--unbeknownst to him they were ready and waiting...read more
By Donato Spedaliere (illustrator)

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9781472816313 | Osprey Pub Co, January 24, 2017, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Gaius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders--unbeknownst to him they were ready and waiting.

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Product Description: During World War II, the two preeminent mechanized infantry forces of the conflict, the German Panzergrenadier arm and the U.S. Army's armored infantrymen clashed in France and Belgium after the Normandy landings. These engagements went on to profoundly influence the use of mechanized infantry in the postwar world...read more
By Johnny Shumate (illustrator)

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9781472817075 | Osprey Pub Co, January 24, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: During World War II, the two preeminent mechanized infantry forces of the conflict, the German Panzergrenadier arm and the U.

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Product Description: A Tale of Two Navies is an analysis of the unique relationship between the United States Navy and the Royal Navy from 1960 to present. This loosely chronological study examines the histories, strategies, operations, technology, and intelligence activities of both navies...read more

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9781682471203 | Naval Inst Pr, January 15, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A Tale of Two Navies is an analysis of the unique relationship between the United States Navy and the Royal Navy from 1960 to present.

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Product Description: Winston Churchill is a renowned historical figure, whose remarkable political and military career continues to enthral. This book consists of short, highly readable chapters on key aspects of Churchill's career. Written by leading experts, the chapters draw on documents from Churchill's extensive personal papers as well as cutting–edge scholarship...read more
By Richard Toye (editor)

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9781474263849 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Winston Churchill is a renowned historical figure, whose remarkable political and military career continues to enthral.

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9781474263856 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Winston Churchill is a renowned historical figure, whose remarkable political and military career continues to enthral.

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Product Description: During the two World Wars that marked the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of non-European combatants fought in the ranks of various European armies. The majority of these soldiers were Muslims from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent...read more
By Cloe Drieu (editor)

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9781474249423 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: During the two World Wars that marked the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of non-European combatants fought in the ranks of various European armies.

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Product Description: “Let me say straight out that if all military histories were as thrilling and well written as Robert Gaudi’s African Kaiser, I might give up reading fiction and literary bio­graphy… Gaudi writes with the flair of a latter-day Macaulay...read more

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9780425283714 | New Amer Library, January 3, 2017, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: “Let me say straight out that if all military histories were as thrilling and well written as Robert Gaudi’s African Kaiser, I might give up reading fiction and literary bio­graphy… Gaudi writes with the flair of a latter-day Macaulay.

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Product Description: As part of France’s opposition to the independence of its former colonies in the years following World War II, its army remained deeply invested in preventing the decolonization of the territories comprising French West Africa (FWA)...read more

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9780803253391 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, January 1, 2017, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: As part of France’s opposition to the independence of its former colonies in the years following World War II, its army remained deeply invested in preventing the decolonization of the territories comprising French West Africa (FWA).

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Product Description: Begrundet vom Militargeschichtlichen Forschungsamt, herausgegeben vom Zentrum fur Militargeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr. Die NATO ist das zentrale Element westlicher Sicherheitspolitik im Kalten Krieg. Das Militargeschichtliche Forschungsamt legt daher eine Reihe vor, in der die Entstehungsphase der nordatlantischen Allianz auf breiter Quellenbasis und mit vielfaltigen wissenschaftlichen Ansatzen dargestellt wird...read more
By Brenner (corporate author)

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9783110462623, titled "Die Nato-südflanke" | De Gruyter Oldenbourg, December 31, 2016, cover price $98.00 | About this edition: Begrundet vom Militargeschichtlichen Forschungsamt, herausgegeben vom Zentrum fur Militargeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr.

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Product Description: Georgiana’s story is surely one of the most compelling and dramatic in late Georgian society and is the subject of numerous books and the highly successful film The Duchess. Love affairs, tragedy, high society, gambling and a host of illegitimate children are shared between herself, her best friend, her lover and her husband...read more

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9781781555576 | Fonthill Media, December 31, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Georgiana’s story is surely one of the most compelling and dramatic in late Georgian society and is the subject of numerous books and the highly successful film The Duchess.

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Product Description: When Odilo Globocnik, SS and police leader in Lublin, Poland, transferred to the Italian OZAK region in late 1943, he took with him a group of around 100 men who had run the notorious Aktion Reinhard extermination camps―Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor―where 1...read more

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9780764352546, titled "Globocnik’s Men in Italy 1943-45: Abteilung R and the Ss-wachmannschaften of the Operationszone Adriatisches Küstenland" | Schiffer Pub Ltd, December 28, 2016, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: When Odilo Globocnik, SS and police leader in Lublin, Poland, transferred to the Italian OZAK region in late 1943, he took with him a group of around 100 men who had run the notorious Aktion Reinhard extermination camps―Belzec, Treblinka, Sobibor―where 1.

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