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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

Kindle : Kobo : Apple iBooks : Nook

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.

SOTCW WWI Compendium available for pre-order

SOTCW World War I CompendiumShilka is proud to announce that we will be publishing The SOTCW WWI Compendium in July. This compendium brings together over 25 articles by 18 authors, covering all aspects of World War I, on land, at sea, and in the air, in all theatres. The articles were originally published in the Society of Twentieth Century Wargamers‘ Journal.

Pre-order your copy now at Wargame Vault, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, or Smashwords. Pre-orders will be charged a special low price. The price will increase to the normal, full price shortly after launch.

All profits from The SOTCW World War I Compendium will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

Digital Reinforcements Now Live

Digital Reinforcements: Free Ebooks
The Shilka Publishing Digital Reinforcements program is now live. The idea is simple. Every Shilka paper book now has a code included in the back. This code can be used to get a digital version of the book for free.

Ebooks and paper books each have advantages. Paper books don’t need a special device to read on, but you can keep an entire reference library of ebooks on a phone or ereader. For many people, the ideal solution would be to have their books in both paper and ebook editions. However, the cost of buying the same book twice puts people off – far better to spend the money on another book!

Shilka customers can now read their books in paper and digital formats, taking full advantage of both, at no extra cost. The free ebook can be downloaded in several formats, so that it can be read on any device: Mobi (for Kindle devices & apps), ePub (for other ereaders & ereader apps), and PDF (for reading on a computer). Ereader apps are available for all computers, tablets and smartphones.

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Free Ebooks From Shilka Publishing

Digital Reinforcements: Free Ebooks
The Shilka Publishing Digital Reinforcements program will launch on the 3rd of March. The idea is simple. Every Shilka paper book will have a code included in the back. This code can be used to get a digital version of the book for free.

Ebooks and paper books each have advantages. Paper books don’t need a special device to read on, but you can keep an entire reference library of ebooks on a phone or ereader. For many people, the ideal solution would be to have their books in both paper and ebook editions. However, the cost of buying the same book twice puts people off – far better to spend the money on another book!

Shilka customers will soon be able to read their books in paper and digital formats, taking full advantage of both, at no extra cost. The free ebook can be downloaded in several formats, so that it can be read on any device: Mobi (for Kindle devices & apps), ePub (for other ereaders & ereader apps), and PDF (for reading on a computer). Ereader apps are available for all computers, tablets and smartphones.

2013 Christmas Giveaway


Christmas is a time of giving, so during the week between Christmas and New Year, we shall be posting discount codes here, and on Twitter. Each code will be valid for one day, and will allow the ebook to be downloaded for free. The codes are only valid for direct sales from this website.

The list of books and the dates they will be free are below. Don’t forget to check back for the code on the relevant day.

Have a good Christmas!

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27 December: Red Steel

28 December: The Bear Marches West

29 December: A Damn Close-Run Thing

30 December: Germany’s High Sea Fleet

31 December: A Fleet in Being