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Tank Action: An Armoured Troop Commander’s War 1944-45

Tank Action: An Armoured Troop Commander’s War 1944-45

A gripping account of the Second World War, from the perspective of a young tank commander.

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Danger Close: The True Story of Helmand from the Leader of 3 PARA

Danger Close: The True Story of Helmand from the Leader of 3 PARA

Colonel Stuart Tootal is the first senior commander to provide an account of the fighting in Afghanistan. A gritty portrayal of unforgiving conflict, Danger Close captures the essence of combat, the risks involved and the aftermath. 3 PARA was the first unit into Helmand in 2006. Sent on a peace mission, it became engaged in a level of combat that has not been experienced by the British Army since the end of the Korean War.

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The Manner of Men: 9 PARA’s Heroic D-day Mission

The Manner of Men: 9 PARA’s Heroic D-day Mission

In June 1944, an elite unit of British paratroopers was sent on a daring and highly risky behind-the-lines mission, which was deemed vital to the success of D-Day.

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