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The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service (Penguin Popular Classics)
1.  The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service (Penguin Popular Classics) by Erskine Childers
The list author says:
  "My favourite book. Sailing high adventure and a battle of wits. Completely enthralling."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston (Faber Paper-Covered Editions)
2.  The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston (Faber Paper-Covered Editions) by Siegfried Sassoon
The list author says:
  "Memoirs of a Fox Hunting Man. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. Plus his return to the front line. An English classic."
£13.59   Used & New from: £2.77
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Maquis: The French Resistance at War (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
3.  Maquis: The French Resistance at War (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) by George Millar
The list author says:
  "How to set up a guerilla unit. See also Horned Pigeon and George Millar's autobiography. Wonderfully described true adventures."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Prisoners of Hope (Pen & Sword paperback)
4.  Prisoners of Hope (Pen & Sword paperback) by Michael Calvert
The list author says:
  "Michael Calvert's history of his column in the 2nd Wingate operation in Burma A tribute to the troops and their training and leadership."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour (World's Classics)
5.  Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour (World's Classics) by R. S. Surtees
The list author says:
  "Meet Soapy Sponge and his friends, Mr. Facey Romford et al. Surtees brings the times to life."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Deceivers
6.  The Deceivers by John Masters
The list author says:
  "William Savage surpresses the thugee cult in India. Read also the other Savage family books and Masters' autobiographical Two Bugles and a Tiger plus The Road Past Mandalay."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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The Hour of the Donkey
7.  The Hour of the Donkey by Anthony Price
The list author says:
  "A novel about Hitler's decision to halt his tanks before Dunkirk. All Anthony Price's books are very satisfying. Intelligence work with a twist of history."
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Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941-1945
8.  Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941-1945 by Leo Marks
The list author says:
  "A gripping story of codes and agents in the SOE, by the author of Peeping Tom. It is both witty and serious. A great read."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Master and Commander
9.  Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian
The list author says:
  "Patrick O'Brian brings his charachters so much to life that it is easy to be wholly absorbed in his tales. Rattling good stuff."
£6.74   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

Wind, Sand and Stars (Penguin Modern Classics)
10.  Wind, Sand and Stars (Penguin Modern Classics) by Antoine Saint-Exupery
The list author says:
  "Seeing with the heart. See also Night Flight and his other work."
£7.19   Used & New from: £2.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

A Town Like Alice
11.  A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
The list author says:
  "Such a good story. It stays with you. See also Trustee From the Toolroom."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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The War The Infantry Knew: 1914-1919: A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium (History Greats)
12.  The War The Infantry Knew: 1914-1919: A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium (History Greats) by Captain J.C. Dunn
The list author says:
  "A riveting record of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welch Fusiliers in France from 1914 - 1919. A remarkable achievement. Frank Richards, Siegfried Sasoon and Robert Graves served with the Battalion."
£16.99   Used & New from: £0.02
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Reivers (Vintage Classics)
13.  The Reivers (Vintage Classics) by William Faulkner
The list author says:
  "A high comedy that deserves to be far better known."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Quartered Safe Out Here
14.  Quartered Safe Out Here by George MacDonald Fraser
The list author says:
  "GMF's account of his service in the Border Regiment in Burma. A lasting achievement. See also his other work Flashman, Black Ajax, Macauslan and the Border Reivers."
£7.19   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

A Perfect Spy
15.  A Perfect Spy by John Le Carré
The list author says:
  "Meet Ricky Pym master con-man and his son Magnus master spy. A perfect tale."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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About Face
16.  About Face by HACKWORTH
The list author says:
  "A first class warrior describes his profession, and how the dead hand of bureaucracy and politics affects it. A remarkable insight."
£14.21   Used & New from: £1.82
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Winged Dagger: Adventures on Special Service (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
17.  Winged Dagger: Adventures on Special Service (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) by Roy Farran
The list author says:
  "Roy Farran's account of his very active service in WWII."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Black Arrow (Penguin Popular Classics)
18.  The Black Arrow (Penguin Popular Classics) by Robert Louis Stevenson
The list author says:
  "The most ripping of yarns by the master storyteller. More popular than Treasure Island in it's day."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Love and War in the Apennines (Picador Books)
19.  Love and War in the Apennines (Picador Books) by Eric Newby
The list author says:
  "All Eric Newby's writing is good. This particularly brings a time to life in a rural community."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Life of My Choice
20.  The Life of My Choice by Wilfred Thesiger
The list author says:
  "What an interesting life. He can write about it."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Ice!
21.  Ice! by Tristan Jones
The list author says:
  "Tristan Jones is astonishing. All his books are highly readable."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Password Is Courage
22.  The Password Is Courage by John Castle
The list author says:
  "The true story of a British RSM who sneaked into Auschwitz. Incredible."
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

An Insular Possession
23.  An Insular Possession by Timothy Mo
The list author says:
  "A story of Canton, Macau and Hong Kong beautifully told."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Jungle Is Neutral
24.  The Jungle Is Neutral by F. Spencer Chapman
The list author says:
  "F, Spencer Chapman's memorable account of his time in the Jungle behind Japanese lines."
Used & New from: £15.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Captain Blood (Penguin Classics)
25.  Captain Blood (Penguin Classics) by Raphael Sabatini
The list author says:
  "A swashbuckling tale. It will make you cheer out loud. Give a copy to a youngster with an interest in history."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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