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A Strange Campaign available for pre-order

A Strange Campaign: The Battle for Madagascar, will be published on 5th May next year. This coincides with the anniversary of Operation Ironclad, which marked the start of the campaign.

It will be available in hardback, paperback, ebook, large print, and possibly audio book. All formats should be available on 5th May, but the hardback, paperback, and ebook are available for pre-order now.

Hardback

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Paperback

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Ebook

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Book Description

Madagascar provided the stunning backdrop for one of the strangest conflicts of the Second World War — when Britain went head to head against one of its closest allies.

When British forces landed on the island in 1942, the enemy they faced wasn’t German, Japanese or even Italian, this time the opposing forces were French.

Concerned that Japan might use Madagascar as a strategic base to disrupt the supply line to India, Britain was keen to take control of the island. However, the Vichy forces were keen to defend the French colony and prevent it becoming part of the British Empire.

A Strange Campaign: The Battle for Madagascar gives a detailed account of this fascinating but little-known period of military history. Even at the time, the conflict was a controversial one, pitting two colonial empires against each other.

However, it was also ground-breaking as it was the first time Allied forces had staged a major amphibious invasion. The lessons learned on the shores of Madagascar would prove to be invaluable two years later during the D-day landings in Normandy.

Military historian Russell Phillips examines the tactics used in the battle for Madagascar which included secret agents, dummy paratroopers and attempted bribery.

But just how did the British finally break down months of resistance by the French? And how did a tug-of-war over an island in the middle of the Indian ocean influence the rest of the Second World War?

Operation Nimrod available for pre-order

Operation Nimrod coverShilka is proud to announce that we will be publishing Operation Nimrod in October. This is a well-researched account of the 1980 Iranian embassy siege, when six terrorists held twenty-six hostages at the Iranian embassy in London. It was finally ended when the SAS launched a daring rescue mission, as millions watched live on television.

Ebook copies can be pre-ordered now at Amazon, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Google Play. Pre-orders are not available for the paperback or audio book editions, but both should be available at the same time as the ebook.

Hear The History Of The Falklands Conflict

A Damn Close-Run Thing Audio book Cover
Shilka Publishing is pleased to announce that A Damn Close-Run Thing: A Brief History of the Falklands Conflict is now available as an audio book at Audible, Amazon and iTunes. It is read by the very talented Phillip J Mather. If you’re not currently an Audible member, you can get a free audio book if you sign up for a free 30-day trial.

You can listen to a short excerpt here:

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