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Awesome Aliens

Author: Ian Locke

Part of a series: Fact Attack

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books (1998)

The first title in this fact-filled series includes facts about everything you ever wanted to know about aliens. The book includes where aliens have been sighted, famous films and books about aliens, and stories of abduction.

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Band Of Brothers

Author: Stephen E Ambrose

Part of a series: A World Book Night Book 2016

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (2001)

They fought on Utah Beach, in Arnhem, Bastogne, the Bulge; they spearheaded the Rhine offensive and took possession of Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden. Easy Company, 506th Airborne Division, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to D-Day and victory, Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company, which kept getting the tough assignments. Easy Company was responsible for everything from parachuting into France early D-Day morning to the capture of Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden. BAND OF BROTHERS is the account of the men of this remarkable unit who fought, went hungry, froze, and died, a company that took 150 percent casualties and considered the Purple Heart a badge of office. Drawing on hours of interviews with survivors as well as the soldiers' journals and letters, Stephen Ambrose tells the stories, often in the men's own words, of these American heroes.

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Battle Story: Arnhem 1944

Author: Chris Brown

Part of a series: The Battle Story

Publisher: The History Press (2011)

The battle of Arnhem has acquired a near-legendary status in British military history as an audacious plan to land paratroopers into the Netherlands and spearhead an attack against the German-held Ruhr, which ended in disaster. If you want to understand what happened and why – read Battle Story. Detailed profiles examine the Allied forces who landed behind enemy lines, and the Germans whose resistance forced them to withdraw Maps analyse the landings and the troop movements during the battle Photographs place you on the frontline of the unfolding action Orders of battle detail the composition of the opposing forces' armies Diary extracts and reports from the action reveal the true story of this crucial campaign Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this important battle

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Battle Story: Bosworth 1485

Author: Mike Ingram

Part of a series: Battle Story

Publisher: The History Press (2015)

The Battle of Bosworth was a defining moment in English history, as the Houses of Lancaster and York clashed in the penultimate battle of the Wars of the Roses. The death of King Richard III and the crowning of Henry Tudor as king of England marked the end of the Plantagenet dynasty and the beginning of the Tudor reign. If you want to truly understand this momentous battle – read Battle Story.

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Battle Story: El Alamein 1942

Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli

Part of a series: Battle Story

Publisher: The History Press (2015)

The Second Battle of El Alamein marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. El Alamein saw two of the greatest generals of the war pitted against each other: Rommel and Montgomery. Through key profiles and a chapter devoted to ‘The Armies’ Battle Story: El Alamein explores what made these men inspired leaders and what led to their respective defeat and victory. Montgomery’s success ensured that the Axis army was unable to occupy Egypt and therefore gain control of the Suez Canal or the Middle Eastern oil fields, thereby preventing a major source of income and power for them. The background and impact of the battle are explored in separate chapters, so offering the reader a clear insight into why what happened in this remote part Egypt was so central to the Allied cause.

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Battle Story: Goose Green 1982

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Part of a series: Battle Story

Publisher: The History Press (2015)

The Battle of Goose Green was the first and longest land conflict of the Falklands War, which was fought between British and Argentine forces in 1982. The British forces, attacking over featureless, wind-swept and boggy ground, were heavily outnumbered and lacked fire support, but brilliantly defeated the Argentine garrison in a fourteen-hour struggle

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Battle Story: Hastings 1066

Author: Jonathon Trigg

Part of a series: Battle Story

Publisher: The History Press (2015)

In 1066 a foreign invader won the throne of England in a single battle and changed not only the history of the British Isles but of Christendom, for ever. Harold Godwinson's army, exhausted from their victory against an invading Norwegian Viking army at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in the north, and his navy, scattered by storms, could not hold back William of Normandy. But would the invasion have succeeded if the two armies had met on equal terms? Author and ex-Captain in the Royal Anglian Regiment Jonathan Trigg brings a soldier's eye to the story to explain the precise circumstances of the conflict and the reasons for the outcome. The Battle of Hastings is in fact a tactical lesson in the use of all arms: Harold's forces consisted entirely of infantry. William had the best cavalry in Europe, perhaps the world, heavily armoured and armed with lance and shield. He also had crossbowmen, never before seen in England. This been gives a clear, concise account of the Battle of Hastings and the events that influenced it, supported by a timeline of events and orders of battle. Over fifty images illustrate the events during this momentous campaign. This paperback book has 160 pages and measures 20 x 12 x 1cm

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Battle Story: Isandlwana 1879

Author: Edmund Yorke

Publisher: The History Press (2011)

On 22 January 1879 a 20,000-strong Zulu army attacked 1,700 British and colonial forces. The engagement saw primitive weapons of spears and shields clashing with the latest military technology. However, despite being poorly equipped, the numerically superior Zulu force crushed the British troops, killing 1,300 men, whilst only losing 1,000 of their own warriors.

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Battle Story: Iwo Jima 1945

Author: Andrew Rawson

Part of a series: The Battle Story

Publisher: The History Press (2015)

Operation Detachment, the US invasion of Iwo Jima on 19 February 1945, was the first campaign on Japanese soil and resulted in some of the fiercest fighting in the Pacific. If you truly want to understand what happened and why – read Battle Story. Detailed profiles explore the leaders, tactics and equipment of the US and Japanese armies Nine specially commissioned maps track the progress of the battle and the shifting frontlines Rare photographs place you in the centre of the unfolding action Diary extracts give you a soldier’s eye view of the battle in which 6,800 Americans died - and three times as many Japanese Orders of battle reveal the composition of the opposing forces’ armies Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this important battle

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Battle Story: Passchendaele 1917

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: The History Press (2014)

Passchendaele 1917 is the story of one of the most pitiless and iconic battles of the First World War, known today as Third Ypres. Fought over three tortuous months in 1917, the fighting raged through some of the worst physical conditions of the entire war, across battlefields collapsing into endless mud and blood. Eventually, more than 500,000 casualties bought front-line changes measured only in hundreds of yards. If you truly want to understand what happened and why – read Battle Story

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