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Discover the military campaigns of Napoleon, the secrets of espionage at Bletchley Park and the personal stories from the Western Front with the Folio Society’s wide and fascinating collection of military history books. This collection includes a comprehensive selection on the First and Second World Wars. Each book includes carefully researched photographs and striking original hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio World War and Military History books.

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The Art of War book

The Art of War

Sun-tzu

Written over 2,500 years ago, The Art of War remains the most famous military treatise of all time. Sun-tzu’s collection of precepts on strategic warfare has yet to be surpassed.

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Berlin: The Downfall 1945 book

Berlin: The Downfall 1945

Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor’s critically acclaimed historical masterpiece is a gripping and frequently harrowing account of the Red Army’s capture of the German capital in World War II’s final stages. Berlin: The Downfall 1945 was the Non-Fiction winner of the Folio Readers’ Choice 2017.

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Colditz: The Full Story book

Colditz: The Full Story

Major P. R. Reid

Historian James Holland introduces a richly illustrated edition.

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The Dam Busters book

The Dam Busters

Paul Brickhill

Paul Brickhill’s account of 617 squadron’s legendary bombing raid is an exhilarating read, showcased in a suitably dramatic red and black binding.

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Defeat Into Victory book

Defeat Into Victory

Field Marshal Viscount Slim

An unforgettable account of the 'Forgotten War' in Burma, written by the British general who transformed catastrophic defeat into resounding victory.

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Enigma: The Battle for the Code book

Enigma: The Battle for the Code

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

No episode in the history of the Second World War has captured the imagination more vividly than the deciphering of the Enigma code messages by a group of eccentric boffins at Bletchley Park.

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King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa book

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Adam Hochschild

The highly acclaimed history of the Belgian Congo and the exploitation that led to the murder of 10 million – the background to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.

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The Meaning of Hitler book

The Meaning of Hitler

Sebastian Haffner

Sebastian Haffner’s penetrating study helps us understand Hitler’s rise from obscure failure to powerful dictator, examining his motives and his ultimate downfall. Mark Roseman, prize-winning author of books on Nazism, introduces the Folio edition.

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With Napoleon in Russia 1812 book

With Napoleon in Russia 1812

Lieutenant Heinrich Vossler

A compelling and honest account of one of the most infamously devastating conflicts in war history, told by an officer serving in Napoleon’s army.

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Paris After the Liberation book

Paris After the Liberation

Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper

An enthralling account of the French capital's transition from German occupation to post-war liberty, with a new introduction by the authors.

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On the Psychology of Military Incompetence book

On the Psychology of Military Incompetence

Norman F. Dixon

A hundred years of military blunders accompanied by a fascinating psychological analysis.

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Reach for the Sky book

Reach for the Sky

Paul Brickhill

The gripping life-story of Douglas Bader, double amputee and Second World War fighter ace.

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Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East book

Sowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East

John Keay

Troubling, fascinating and accessible, this is an outstanding account of how the Middle East was shaped by Western interests. This edition features contemporary photographs and a new foreword by one of today’s most respected journalists.

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The Spanish Civil War book

The Spanish Civil War

Hugh Thomas

The definitive account of a tragic conflict, with more than 100 carefully selected images.

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Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall book

Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Anna Funder

Blending investigative journalism with the personal approach of a writer both fascinated and appalled by her subject, this is an award-winning portrait of life under ‘one of the most savage surveillance regimes ever known'. With previously unpublished photographs by the author.

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