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    • Midway

    • The Battle That Doomed Japan, the Japanese Navy's Story
    • By: Mitsuo Fuchida, Masatake Okumiya
    • Narrated by: Terence Aselford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This landmark study was first published in English by the Naval Institute in 1955. Widely acknowledged for its valuable Japanese insights into the battle that turned the tide of war in the Pacific, the book has made a great impact on American readers over the years. Two Japanese naval aviators who participated in the operation provide an unsparing analysis of what caused Japan's staggering defeat.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Trapped at Pearl Harbor

    • Escape from the Battleship Oklahoma
    • By: Stephen Bower Young
    • Narrated by: Tim Murphy
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Author Stephen Young - a seaman on the battleship Oklahoma when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor - recounts his terrifying experience with incredible realism.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Burning of Washington

    • The British Invasion of 1814
    • By: Anthony S. Pitch
    • Narrated by: Anthony S. Pitch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1

    With all the immediacy of an eyewitness account, Anthony Pitch recounts the dramatic story of the British invasion of Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1814. The British torched the Capitol, the White House, and other buildings, setting off an inferno that illuminated the countryside for miles around and sent President James Madison galloping out of town. The author's gripping account also describes the valiant defense of nearby Fort McHenry and the story of the writing of The Star Spangled Banner.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • bad

    • By fun games on 21-09-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Colder than Hell

    • A Marine Rifle Company at Chosin Reservoir
    • By: Joseph R. Owen
    • Narrated by: Richard Rohan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Joe Owen tells it like it was in this evocative story of a marine rifle company in the uncertain, early days of the Korean War. His powerful description of close combat in the snow-covered mountains of the Chosin Reservoir and of the survival spirit of his Marines provide a gritty real-life view of frontline warfare.As a lieutenant who was with them from first muster in California, Owen was in a unique position to see the hastily assembled mix of some 200 regulars and raw reservists harden into a superb Marine rifle company. The action and narrative move fast as the company learns to fight under enemy fire, eat frozen rations, and keep pushing forward when its wounded and dead go down.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Schirra's Space

    • By: Wally Schirra, Richard N. Billings
    • Narrated by: Richard Rohan
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Wally Schirra was the only one of the original seven NASA astronauts to command a spacecraft in all three pioneering space programs - Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. This chronicle of his experiences takes us into space on Schirra's 1962 Mercury flight that orbited Earth six times and aboard Gemini for the first rendezvous of two manned craft in space.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Awful sound quality

    • By David on 17-12-08

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Bridge at Dong Ha

    • By: John Grider Miller
    • Narrated by: Terence Aselford
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    On Easter morning, 1972, Marine captain John Ripley braved intense enemy fire to blow up a bridge during the North Vietnamese "Easter Offensive." Ripley became a legend within the Marine Corps for his daring act of heroism. His story is described here by fellow Marine John Grider Miller. Miller lays bare Ripley's innermost thoughts during the 3 hours it took to place and set the fuses while some 30,000 enemy troops and 200 tanks prepared to cross just yards away. Such a compelling act of raw courage and personal resolve is rarely encountered.

    Regular price: £11.49

    • Crossing the Line

    • A Bluejacket's World War II Odyssey
    • By: Alvin Kernan
    • Narrated by: Ted Stoddard
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
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    A gifted storyteller, Kernan gives a candid account of his experiences during World War II, providing shrewd observations about the culture and ideology of an important era in naval history.

    Regular price: £20.29