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The Book Of The Sea

Author: Nicholas Monsarrat

Publisher: Four Square (1965)

To some it has brought fame and fortune; to others, indescribable agony and death. To Britain it has brought a proud history, a great empire and security from invasion. The sailors have loved, feared, hated and respected it, Britain's history is here in her sea stories. Here are the stories of lone voyages and great explorations. The tales of war at sea; rescues, and incredible salvaging feats. Pirating and the great days of sail are described here. The daring of big game fishing and the everyday fun of yachting holidays. Nicholas Monsarrat has chosen the most colourful and exciting stories of the sea which has played such a great part in our island's history.

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The Monuments Men

Authors: Robert M Edsel, Bret Witter

Publisher: Arrow Books (2010)

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis. This is their extraordinary true story now a major motion picture.

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The Shetland Bus

Author: David Howarth

Publisher: Fontana (1974)

The Shetland Bus recounts the hundreds of crossings of small boats from the Shetland Islands to German-occupied Norway to supply arms to the Resistors and to rescue refugees all under constant threat by German U-boats and winter storms."

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Today Everything Changes

Author: Andy McNab

Publisher: Corgi (2013)

Abandoned as a baby, Andy McNab's start in life was tough. Growing up in South London with foster parents, and surrounded by poverty, he attended seven schools in as many years, disillusioned and in remedial classes. It wasn’t long before his life descended into petty crime. By the age of sixteen, he was in juvenile detention. Recruited into the Army from there, it soon became apparent that he had the reading age of an eleven year old. The next six months in the Army education system changed his course of his life forever.

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True Stories Of Great Escapes

Author: Various

Publisher: Reader's Digest (1980)

Volume 2 of Great Escapes stories, including Winston Churchill, Colditz, etc.

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World War II (What They Don't Tell You About)

Authors: Bob Fowke, Robert Fowke

Part of a series: What They Don't Tell You About

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (1997)

Did you know that Adolf Hilter wasn't, in fact, German? The Second World War brought horror and heartache to millions of people all over the globe, and it turned everyday living upside down too. Any history book will give you the boring facts THEY think you should know, but only this one will tell you what life during World War II was REALLY like

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