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              The Desert War: Book 4 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War
               

              The Desert War: Book 4 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War (Hardback)

              By Holland, James; By (artist) Burns, Keith

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              Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, The Desert War is an accessible. insightful and authoritative introduction to the standoff between the Axis and Allies in the harsh deserts of North Africa. Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and in...terviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story of how the British blunted Mussolini's ambitions in Africa, making Italy a liability rather than an asset to Germany. Inside, you'll discover how tactics, organisation and new technologies were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the Axis and the Allies, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of those engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war. Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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              ISBN 9780718186500
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2018
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series The Ladybird Expert Series
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              The Pacific War 1941-1943: Book 6 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War

              The Pacific War 1941-1943: Book 6 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War (Hardback)

              By Holland, James; By (artist) Burns, Keith

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              Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, The Pacific: 1941-43 is an accessible, insightful and authoritative introduction to the Allied counter-offensive against the Empire of Japan and Axis forces in the South Pacific. Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the ...latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story.Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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              ISBN 9780718186524
              Released NZ 26 Dec 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Studies in Modern History
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              Burma '44: The Battle That Turned Britain's War in the East

              Burma '44: The Battle That Turned Britain's War in the East (Paperback)

              By Holland, James

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              Back in February 1944, a rag-taggle collection of clerks, drivers, doctors, muleteers, and other base troops, stiffened by a few dogged Yorkshiremen and a handful of tank crews managed to hold out against some of the finest infantry in the Japanese Army, and then defeat them in t...he Second World War. This book deals with this topic.
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              ISBN 9780552172035
              Released NZ 3 Jul 2017
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Burma '44: The Battle That Turned Britain's War in the East

              Burma '44: The Battle That Turned Britain's War in the East (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holland, James

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              Back in February 1944, a rag-taggle collection of clerks, drivers, doctors, and a handful of tank crews managed to hold out against some of the finest infantry in the Japanese Army, and then defeat them in what was one of the most astonishing battles of the Second World War. This... book reveals how British troops defeated the Japanese army.
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              ISBN 9780593075869
              Released NZ 18 Jul 2016
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two

              Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War Two (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Holland, James

              It took one week for the Allies to ensure control of the war in the air. Officially known as Operation Argument, the third week of February 1944 was soon referred to simply as Big Week. This is the story of one of the biggest air battles ever witnessed - of bomber against flak gu...n, and of fighter against fighter.
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              ISBN 9780593077986
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2018
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Darkest Hour

              Darkest Hour

              By Holland, James

              ISBN 9781409082446
              Released NZ 22 Jan 2010
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Blood Of Honour

              Blood Of Honour

              By Holland, James

              ISBN 9781407055862
              Released NZ 16 Jul 2010
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45
                

              Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War 1944-45 (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

              By Holland, James

              Today Italy is a land of beauty and prosperity but in 1944-45 it had become a place of nightmares, a land of violence, war, and destruction. James Holland's ground-breaking account expertly documents the German advance to the stalemate of the Gothic line and a segment of Italian ...history that has been largely neglected.
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              ISBN 9780007284030
              Available in EPUB
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 4 Sep 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Scramble: The Dramatic Story of a Young Fighter Pilot's Experiences During the Battle of Britain and the Siege of Malta
               

              Scramble: The Dramatic Story of a Young Fighter Pilot's Experiences During the Battle of Britain and the Siege of Malta (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Neil, Tom; Introduction by Holland, James

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              Finally the full-length memoir of Battle of Britain and Siege of Malta hero Tom Neil, one of the last fighter pilots alive today, who shot down fourteen enemy aircraft.

              ISBN 9781445660332
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2016
              Publisher Amberley Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Burning Blue
               

              The Burning Blue (Paperback, New edition)

              By Holland, James

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              Nothing can prepare a squadron of fighter pilots, trained in the English countryside, for the rigours of the desert. This is a dramatic and romantic epic centred on a small group of RAF fighter pilots during the World War II.

              ISBN 9780099436478
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2004
              Publisher Cornerstone
              Interest Age General Audience
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