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Into the Maelstrom: The Wreck of HMHS Rohilla

by Colin Brittain

On 29 October 1914 the hospital ship Rohilla left Queensferry with 229 persons on board, bound for Dunkirk on an errand of mercy, under wartime restrictions and in deteriorating weather. Just after 4am there...


The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign 1914-1918

by Ross Anderson

The war in East Africa spanned the entire period of the conflict. It was the largest yet to take place on African soil. Four empires and their subject peoples were engaged, from modern Kenya in the north to...


Ten Days in August: The Siege of Liège 1914

by Terence Zuber

In August 1914 the German main attack was conducted by the 2nd Army. It had missions of taking the vital fortresses of Liège and Namur, and then defeating the Anglo-French-Belgian forces in the open plains...


War Hammers: The Story of West Ham United during the First World War

by Brian Belton

This book tells the fascinating story of West Ham United Football Club during the First World War, charting the relationship between war and football by following the pursuits of West Ham from 1913/14 to 1918/19....


Arnhem: Nine Days of Battle

by Chris Brown

The greatest airborne operation in history commenced on 17 September 1944. Nine days later nearly four out of five of the British 1st Airborne Division and their Polish comrades would be killed, wounded or captured...


A Thief in the Night: And Other Adventures of the Septimus Society

by Stephen Wade

London, 1890: A group of seven amateur criminologists based at the Septimus Club in Piccadilly set out to investigate a series of mysterious crimes committed in the capital. Including a professor, a Lord, an...


The First Eagles: The American Pilots Who Flew with the British, Became Aces, and Won World War I

by Gavin Mortimer

An incredible history of the American WWI pilots who refused to be grounded. There was a time when the United States didn't believe in aerial warfare. Wars, after all, were for men-not flying machines. When...


Haunted Wexford

by Michael Benson

Discover the darker side of Wexford with this collection of spine-chilling tales from across the county. This spooky selection features stories of unexplained phenomena, ghostly apparitions and poltergeist activity...


Unknown Warriors: The Letters of Kate Luard RRC and Bar, Nursing Sister in France 1914-1918

by Kate Luard, John Stevens & Caroline Stevens

The words of Unknown Warriors resonate as powerfully today as when first written. It offers a very personal glimpse into the hidden world of the military field hospital where patients struggled with pain and...


Voices from History: East London Suffragettes

by Sarah Jackson & Rosemary Taylor

In 1914, the East London Federation of Suffragettes, led by Sylvia Pankhurst, split from the WSPU. Sylvia's mother and sister, Emmeline and Christabel, had encouraged her to give up her work with the poor women...


Inside the Wire: The Prisoner of War Camps and Hostels of Gloucestershire 1938-1948

by Ian M C Hollingsbee

Stalag VIII-B, Colditz, these names are synonymous with Prisoners of War in the Second World War. But what of those caught on British soil? Where did they go? Gloucestershire was home to a wealth of PoW camps...


As Good As Any Man: Scotland's First Black Tommy

by Douglas John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville & Morag Miller

When the harrowing Great War diaries of one of Britain's first black soldiers were unearthed in a dusty Scottish attic nearly 100 years after they were written, they posed a bit of a mystery. The diary entries...


History for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide

by Ed Adams

History for Common Entrance 13+ Revision Guide reflects the style and content of the new ISEB Common Entrance syllabus and provides essential support and guidance for thorough exam preparation. - Endorsed by...


Great War Britain: West Sussex: Remembering 1914-18

by West Sussex County Council & Martin Hayes

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: West Sussex offers an intimate portrayal of the county and its people living in the...


The Secret History of Chelmsford

by Paul Wreyford

Charles Dickens described Chelmsford as the 'dullest' place on earth and added that there was not a lot to see here. He was wrong. This book does not tell you what you already know about Chelmsford, but what...


VCs of the First World War: The Sideshows

by Gerald Gliddon

The latest volume in the series covering the VCs won in theatres of war away from the Western Front and Gallipoli. The book opens with the stories of four VC-winners who took part in the prolonged struggles...


Great War Britain: Oxfordshire: Remembering 1914-18

by Jane Cotter

The First World War claimed over 995,000 British lives, and its legacy continues to be remembered today. Great War Britain: Oxfordshire offers an intimate portrait of the couny and its people living in the shadow...


The Price of Peace

by James B Johnston

The 1998 Belfast Peace Agreement signals the end to thirty years of conflict in Northern Ireland. But victims of The Troubles soon realize there's a price to pay- the early release from prison of the very people...


The Ugly Animals: We Can't All Be Pandas

by Simon Watt

The Ugly Animals is a collection of 60 of the world's most ugly (and endangered) animals, featuring rare imagery and explanatory text. The author is a high-profile biologist and TV presenter but also a stand-up...


Haunted Halifax

by Kai Roberts

Nestled amidst the windswept moorlands of the South Pennines, Halifax has always had a wild reputation: 'From Hell, Hull and Halifax, good Lord deliver us' ran the Beggars' Litany. But was it just a grisly fate...