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The Mighty Eighth: The Air War in Europe as Told by the Men Who Fought It

by Gerald Astor

Europe has fallen. Pearl Harbor is in flames. Enter: the Eighth.

In 1941 the RAF fought a desperate battle of survival against the Luftwaffe over Britain. Then, from across the Atlantic, came a new generation...


The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police

by Frank McDonough

Frank McDonough's work has been described as, 'modern history writing at its very best...Ground-breaking, fascinating, occasionally deeply revisionist' by renowned historian Andrew Roberts.

Drawing on a detailed...


Base Nation

by David Vine

From Italy to the Indian Ocean, from Japan to Honduras, a far-reaching examination of the perils of American military bases overseas

American military bases encircle the globe. More than two decades after the...


Dagger Four Is OK: Brigadier General Norman C. Gaddis POW Memoir

by Bill Norris & Norman C Gaddis

At the age of eighteen, armed with a dream of flying and the desire to serve his country, Norman Gaddis enlists in the Army Air Corps in the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. After twenty-four years...


HMS Cavalier Destroyer 1944

by Richard Johnstone-Bryden

HMS Cavalier is a 'C'-Class destroyer, one of 96 War Emergency Programme destroyers that were ordered between 1940 and 1942. She saw action on convoy duty off Russia, and later, in 1945, was sent to the Far...


Rodney and Nelson

by Les Brown & Robert Brown

The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject...


HMS Trincomalee 1817, Frigate

by Wynford Davis & Max Mudie

HMS Trincomalee belonged to a class of 38-gun Fifth Rates which can claim to have been the Royal navy's standard frigate type for the whole of the Napoleonic Wars. Built in India of teak, she is now beautifully...


French Destroyers: Torpilleurs d'Escadre and Contre-Torpilleurs,1922-1956

by John Jourdan & Jean Moulin

Between the wars the French produced some of the largest, and certainly the fastest, destroyers in the world. Known as Contre-Torpilleurs, these striking and innovatory super-destroyers form the core of this...


Ship Models from Kits: Basic and Advanced Techniques for Small Scales

by Dr David Griffith

In the past thirty years the world of model kits has undergone a veritable revolution. New techniques in injection moulding have improved the scale accuracy and surface detail of the humble plastic kit, while...


A Privateer's Voyage Round the World

by George Shelvocke

In 1719, Captain George Shelvocke, a poverty-stricken ex-naval officer, appealed for help to an old shipmate, Edward Hughes, who was then part of a consortium fitting-out two privateering vessels to prey on...


World Without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire

by Hugh Thomas

Following Rivers of Gold and The Golden Empire and building on five centuries of scholarship, World Without End is the epic conclusion of an unprecedented three-volume history of the Spanish Empire from “one...


Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations

by Michael Walzer

This classic work of political ethics has radically reconfigured the way that we think about war


War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War

by William Philpott

“Philpott argues persuasively that the last hundred days of the war were the result of a steep learning curve necessitated by earlier bloodbaths.” —The Wall Street Journal A Wall Street Journal Best Non-Fiction...


Behind Nazi Lines: My Father's Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II POWs

by Andrew Gerow Hodges & Denise George

In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in POW camps in occupied France. The odds of their survival were long. The odds of escaping, even longer. But one-man had the courage to fight the odds . . ....


Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack

by Tom Nagorski

An unforgettable story of children in wartime, of heroism at sea, and--above all--of courage and the power of the human spirit.

On September 17, 1940, at a little after ten at night, a German submarine torpedoed...


I Chose the Sky

by Leonard Rochford

The newest addition to the Grub Street Classics range is this fascinating, insightful and, at times, nail-biting account by the World War One veteran, Leonard H. Rochford. This book has been out of print for...


Stukas Over The Steppe: Blitzkrieg in the East, 1941-45

by Peter C. Smith

This new edition to the Luftwaffe at War ser ies captures the many roles adopted by the Ju 87 in this dem anding theatre - from dive bomber to tank buster and the var ieties of plane type. The illustrations...


The Night Air War

by Martin W. Bowman

Of the 7,953 Bomber Command aircraft lost on night operations during the Second World War, an estimated 5,833 fell victim to Luftwaffe night fighters. In this detailed re-enactment of the air war over Western...


Merchant Sailors at War 1943-1945: Beating the U-Boat: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

by Philip Kaplan

"The Battle of the Atlantic was the dominating factor all through the war. Never for one moment could we forget that everything happening elsewhere, on land, at sea, or in the air, depended ultimately on its...


From the Dardanelles to Oran: Studies of the Royal Navy in War and Peace 1915-1914

by Arthur Marder

This collection of thought-provoking essays by arguably the 20th century's greatest naval historian was first published in 1974, but their continuing relevance fully justifies this reprint. It opens with a stimulating...