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A Selection of Military Miscellany

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On this page the Military Miscellany categories are displayed in the five sections below!

 Link to Section 1: NAPOLEONIC WAR BOOKS: 

 Link to Section 2: PRISONER OF WAR BOOKS: 

 Link to Section 3: GERMAN MILITARY BOOKS: 

 Link to Section 4: FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION BOOKS: 

 Link to Section 5: BRITISH MILITARY BOOKS: 

A Selection of Military Miscellany

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Section 1: NAPOLEONIC WAR BOOKS 

A must for Peninsular War enthusiasts and all those interested in the famous green Riflemen. Captain Leach brings his military experiences into sharp relief. We share the rigours of campaigning and dangers of the battlefield during the Napoleonic Wars.
When 18-year old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army of Napoleon, he had no idea of the trials that lay ahead.  But it was the disasterous advance on Russia which tested human endurance on an epic scale.
Benjamin Harris, from Stalbridge in Dorset, was recruited into the army in Blandford in 1803. He served as a private until 1814 , mostly in the 95th Rifles. He saw action in the Peninsular War and was in the retreat to Corunna.
Digby Smith, also known to Napoleonic enthusiasts as Otto von Pivka, in ‘Napoleon’s Regiments’ examines each unit in turn, giving an overview of the unit’s origin’s, sevice and eventual fate.
The paintings in ‘Napoleon’s Soldiers - The Grande Armée of 1807 as Depicted in the Paintings of the Otto Manuscript’ by Guy C. Dempsey represent one of the premier original sources available today for the study of Napoleonic military uniforms.

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Section 2: PRISONER OF WAR BOOKS 

Human casualties are the constant backdrop; from the body and soul destroying PoW camps, where a committed doctor desperately but ingeniously improvises medical equipment and unorthodox treatments to keep many thousands of men alive; to the interrogation rooms of the Japanese Thought Police.

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Section 3: GERMAN MILITARY BOOKS

'Panzer Commander', the memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck, who from the turret of a German tank, commanded Rommel’s 7th and then 21st Panzer Divisions. El Alamein, Kasserine Pass, Poland, Belgium, Normandy on D-Day, the disastrous Russian front – von Luck fought there with some of the best soldiers in the world. German soldiers.

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Section 4: FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION BOOKS

A Selection of Military Miscellany

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Section 5: BRITISH MILITARY BOOKS

In "Absent-Minded Beggars" Will Bennett, tells how in December 1899 the Boers inflicted three reverses on the regular British Army in South Africa in “Black Week”. A nation grown accustomed to success was stunned. For the first time civilian volunteers and part-time soldiers were allowed to fight overseas, sparking a popular frenzy.
Written well over sixty years ago while the experiences of youth were still fresh in the author’s mind, INTO BATTLE is the story of a seventeen-year-old boy, E. W. Parker, 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.
David J. Knowles in " Escape from Catastrophe - 1940 Dunkirk" highlights the enormous efforts of the small ships  boats that responded, and with great bravery assisted in taking off, at enormous risk, the army from the beaches to the larger ships waiting offshore.
The Sten Submachine Gun gives a brief history of the Sten, trouble shooting of functioning problems, maintenance, wear parts, spare parts and how to keep your Sten in top shooting condition.
By Frank Iannamico
World War II took a heavy toll in the lives of young flyers, particularly amongst crews of Bomber Command. Were such losses justified? Dedicated to close friends killed in World War II, it probes the minds of those responsible for a bombing strategy that resulted in their deaths along with tens of thousands of their brave comrades.
THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE, Rehearsal for D-Day by  Will Fowler, , OPERATION CALDRON, No 4 Commando, Hess Battery, August 19th., 1942, ISBN 0007111258
Although predominantly concentrating, as a naval book site, on the naval aspects of D-Day this is a link to a page of books relating to either the planning, the execution or the aftermath of the Normandy Landings, with some covering military aspects.
TO  STOP A RISING SUN by Roy Humphreys: Within these pages the reader will find the British XIVth Army, the RAF, Royal Marines, the celebrated Chindits, ‘V’ Force, Combined Operations, Indian Airborne and East and West African forces under the command of the SEAC and ALFSEA. To Stop a Rising Sun will appeal to all who served in the Far East during the Second World War, to their family and friends and to those with an interest in Military History.
WHEN PIGEONS COME HOME TO ROOST by E. G. Vanlint is about young British soldiers, from the last months of WW2 until the Berlin Airlift, serving in war torn Germany, whose population of women, children and old men were on the verge of starvation, and where a bar of chocolate could provide the answer to all their dreams and frustrations.