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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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


Fighter Pilots in World War II: True Stories of Frontline Air Combat

by Bruce Halpenny

This is the story of Allied fighter pilots and the part they played in all the principal operational theatres of World War II. It also tells of life on the wartime airfield and how ground crew kept the aircraft...


Constant Vigilance: The RAF Regiment in the Burma Campaign

by Nigel Warwick

The RAF Regiment was created in the early years of World War II for the active dedicated defense of RAF airfields and installations. This book concerns the Regiments operational history in South-east Asia Command...


The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2007-2008

by Charles Heyman

This comprehensive pocket guide includes full and up-to-date details of all British military organizations and structures. This edition includes detail regarding all of the UK MoD's latest future force proposals....


Airfields & Airmen: Cambrai

by Michael O'Connor

Airfields and Airmen:Cambrai covers the earliest days of the RFC with the retreat from Mons. We visit the graves of Fokker Eindecker aces and the airfields where the first Jastas were formed. Also covered are...


Airfields and Airmen: Ypres

by Michael O'Connor

The Battleground Europe series has helped create a new audience for the story of the desperate battles of World War I, But up to now the series has largely been concerned with the ground war. Popular demand...


They Flew Hurricanes

by Adrian Stewart

The Hawker Hurricane, together with the Spitfire, is the most famous aircraft of the Second World War. Many pilots including Douglas Bader thought it was superior to the Spit but together they saved Britain...


Men of the Bombers: Remarkable Incidents of World War II

by Ralph Barker

This is a selection of ten remarkable true accounts of unusual incidents and happenings to Bomber Command aircrew during World War Two. It covers operations of varying natures, such as one of the first leaflet...


The History of British European Airways: 1946-1974

by Charles Woodley

BEA was formed in 1946 and took over most UK domestic and European routes under the British government's nationalisation policy. It began operations with a fleet of outdated and hopelessly uneconomic passenger...


Men of Power: The Lives of Rolls-Royce Chief Test Pilots Harvey and Jim Heyworth

by Robert Jackson

The story begins in 1940 when Harvey Heyworth was leading No. 79 Squadron RAF defending north-eastern England from Luftwaffe raids made by bombers based in Norway and Denmark and then later in the Battle of...


Flying to the Limit: Testing WWII Single-Engined Fighters

by Peter Caygill

During the years preceding and during WW2, the RAF and the Royal Aircraft Establishment were responsible for the selection and procurement of British military aircraft and also to evaluate their capabilities...


Flying Into the Flames of Hell: Dramatic First Hand Accounts of British and Commonwealth Airmen in RAF Bomber Command in WW2

by Martin Bowman

The book contains twenty-three stirring accounts of what life flying as air-crew in World War Two was really like. The writers are a mixed bunch of pilots, navigators and gunners who flew medium and heavy bombers...


Eyes of the Night: The Air Defence of North-Western England 1940-1943

by Joseph Bamford

In the early years of WW2 two of Britain's most important industrial cities, Liverpool and Manchester were woefully unprotected from enemy bombing raids. Once the capitulation of France had occurred after Dunkirk,...


Bomber Bases of World War 2: 1st Air Division 8th Air Force USAAF 1942-45: Flying Fortress Squadrons in Cambridgeshire-Bedfordshire-Essex-Hertfordshir

by Martin Bowman

As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. Constituted as the lst Bombardment Division...


100 Group (Bomber Support): RAF Bomber Command in World War II

by Martin Bowman

As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Norfolk. The growing importance of the 'electronic war' in the air in 1943 caused the creation...