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The Cheshire Bantams: 15th, 16th & 17th Battalions of the Cheshire Regiment

by Stephen McGreal

Raised in Birkenhead in 1914 the Bantams were unique as the average height of the volunteers was a mere five foot! Previously denied the opportunity to serve, these men seized this chance to join up. As a result...


by Andrew Rawson

Following the landings in Normandy, one of the Allies main concerns was how to supply the expanding beachhead. Having cut off the Cotentin peninsula, General Bradley turned his attentions to the port of Cherbourg,...

By the Skin of My Teeth: Flying RAF Spitfires and Mustangs in World War II and USAF Sabre Jets in the Korean War

by Colin Downes

This is a memoir of flying with the Royal Air Force in war and peace during a career in military and civil aviation covering a half century. The text is filled with personal experiences, reminiscences and impressions...

The Civil War in the South-West

by John Barratt

Between 1642 and 1646 two armies fought for control of Southwest England in one of the decisive confrontations of the English Civil Wars. In this short, turbulent period Royalists loyal to King Charles I clashed...

Baling Out: Amazing Dramas of Military Flying

by Robert Jackson

To bale out of a stricken airplane is a pilot's or aircrew's final chance to escape death. It is a traumatic and hazardous exercise that is only practiced in extremis and is in itself full of danger with no...

Aubers Ridge

by Edward Hancock

This book describes the action of 9 May 1915 when the battalions of the 1st Division, 7th Division and the Indian Army attacked Aubers Ridge. Their objective was to break the German line and cut the supply route...

Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War

by Nicholas Smart

The six years of prolonged world-wide conflict spawned some 340 serving generals in the British Army. A number are household names (Montgomery, Slim, Wavell) and others well known to historians (Horrocks, Dempsey,...

Airfields & Airmen of the Channel Coast

by Michael O'Connor

In this latest addition to the Airfields and Airmen Series, Mike O'Connor describes the dramatic air actions that took place along the Belgian and North France coastline during The Great War. In addition to...

Aircraft Down: Forced Landings, Crash Landings and Rescues

by Alec Brew

When a pilot experiences a sudden loud bang or sudden total silence, he is often faced with the stark choice of the parachute or attempting to get the aircraft down to earth in as few pieces as possible. This...

Westcountry Regiments on the Somme

by Tim Saunders

Previous works have concentrated on the 'Pal' in Britain's northern towns and cities. This book seeks to explore the little appreciated part in the Battle of the Somme played by the Regular and Volunteer Service...

Airfields of Eleven Group

by Peter Jacobs

The Royal Air Force's 11 Group played a leading role in the Battle of Britain. It included the airfields at Tangmere, Westhampnett, Kenley, Croydon, Biggin Hill, West Malling, Horchurch, Hawkinge, Gravesend,...

Redan Ridge

by Michael Renshaw

The fighting on Redan Ridge in 1916 has long been overshadowed by events on each flank, namely Serre on the left and Beaumont Hamel on the right. On 1 July 1916 the sector was occupied by the 4th Division, made...

In the Footsteps of the Red Baron

by Michael O'Connor

Manfred von Richthofen became a fighter pilot on the Western Front in August 1916. By January 1917, Richthofen had shot down fifteen aircraft had been appointed commander of his own unit. He painted the fuselage...

In Presence of My Foes

by Gris Davies-Scourfield

This is a wartime escape memoir that ranks with the finest. Seriously wounded and captured at Calais, the Author recovered to escape from his POW camp in a load of rubbish. He was on the run thanks to the Polish...

Bridge at Remagan: 9th Armoured Infantry Division

by Andrew Rawson

In Spring 1945 one final hurdle faced the American and British Armies under Ike's supreme command - the Rhine. This mighty river was literally the last ditch for the defence of Hitler's Germany. Crossing it...

Battle of the Bulge

by Andrew Rawson

Hitler's desperate last throw during the depths of winter 1944/45 came perilously close to being a major disaster for the Allies. Their offensive through the Ardennes fell on the Americans and caught them totally...

Hit and Run

by Robert Jackson

The book describes some of the most daring air attacks of World War II. Some were outstanding successes and some were unmitigated disasters. North Sea Battle: In the early weeks of World War II, Britain and...

Guns of the Northeast

by Joe Foster

A graphic account of the defence of Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarborough against German seaborne raiders in 1914 and a detailed history the coastal defences that confronted the German navy. For the first time...

Flying in Defiance of the Reich: A Lancaster Pilot's Rites of Passage

by Peter Russell

This is the vivid memoir of a man who was twenty-one at the outbreak of World War II. Having joined the RAFVR before the war, he was mobilized in August 1939 and after training became operational on 233 Squadron...

Fighting Through to Kohima: A Memoir of War in India and Burma

by Michael Lowry

This author is extraordinarily lucky to be alive! All those who read this splendid Second World War memoir will doubtless come to the same view. After joining up in 1939 with the Queen's Royal Regiment the Author...