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Invasion Scare

by Michael Glover

In the Summer of 1940, after the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk and the Franco/German armistice which followed the fall of France, Britain stood alone against the the armed might...


I Survived, Didn't I?: The Great War Reminiscences of Private 'Ginger' Byrne

by Joy Cave

4124 Private Byrne, C,. 2nd Battalion the Hampshire Regiment, latterly transferred to the Machine Gun Corps; served Egypt, 1915; France and Belgium, 1916-1918; Germany 1918-1919; honourably discharged, 1919....


Homecoming Heroes: An account of the re-assimilation of British Military personnel into civilian life

by Peter Reese

It is a sad and shaming but indisputable fact that the reception according to British soldiers on returning to civilian life has for centuries been little short of disgraceful, and even in this more enlightened...


Home Run: Great RAF Escapes of World War II

by Richard Townshend Bickers

Throughout the Second World War, the first duty of Allied airman brought down in enemy territory was to evade capture and make good their return to Britain. Preventing this was a major preoccupation of the Germans-both...


Historical Dreadnoughts: Marder and Roskill: Writing and Fighting Naval History

by Barry Gough

This is the story of the remarkable, intersecting careers of the two greatest writers on British naval history in the twentieth century - the American professor Arthur Marder, son of immigrant Russian Jews,...


Green Devils - Red Devils

by Edmund Blandford

World War II introduced a new chapter to the history of elite troops - the parachute and glider-borne soldiers of Germany and the Allies, whose story is told in this book. Despite their experimental nature,...


Friend or Foe: Friendly Fire at Sea 1939-1945

by Paul Kemp

During the Second World War, there were over 100 instances of naval engagements between ships, submarines and aircraft of the same side. In the past there has often been a reluctance by the authorities to admit...


Four Men Went to War

by Bruce Lewis

This book tells of the adventures of four men of different nationalities who found themselves caught up in the maelstrom of the Second World War.


A History of British Infantry: For Love of Regiment, Volume 2, 1915-1994

by Charles Messenger

The author explains how the tradition of loyalty to the regiment has served the British Army so well over the past 350 years and, in his vivid description of some of the major campaigns in which it has fought,...


The Fists of Righteous Harmony: A History of the Boxer Uprising in China in the Year 1900

by Geoffrey Pen

This book tells the story of the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900. The Boxers were a fanatical secret organization who were incited by anti-foreign elements in the Chinese Government to commit wide-scale deportations...


Fighting Mad: One Man's Guerrilla War

by Michael Calvert

Michael Calvert was one of the legendary figures of the Second World War. He hit the headlines as 'Mad Mike' after the first Chindit campaign in 1943, with a reputation as a tough and daring leader of guerrilla...


A Fierce Quality: The Fighting Life of Alastair Pearson

by Julian James

Alastair Pearson is one of the very small band of men to have achieved the distinction of winning the DSO and three bars. Add to this fact that he also won the Military Cross and is further entitled to the post-nominal...


The Escape From Elba: The Fall & Flight of Napoleon 1814-1815

by Norman Mackenze

The year is 1814. The Allies have driven Napoleon's once-mighty armies back to Paris. Trapped, forced to abdicate after two decades of triumphant rule, the Emperor takes leave of his comrades-in-arms and sets...


Decisive Battles of the English Civil War

by Malcolm Wanklyn

In this stimulating and original investigation of the decisive battles of the English Civil War, Malcolm Wanklyn reassesses what actually happened on the battlefield and as a result sheds new light on the causes...


Douglas's Tale of the Peninsula & Waterloo: 1808-1815

by Stanley Monick

These are the memoirs of Sergeant John Dougl as, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Scots, and his experiences as a soldier from 1809-1817. The book provides a narrative of the Peninsular Campaign, with a descriptions...


Challengers and Chargers: A History of the Life Guards 1945-92

by William Lloyd

This history of the Life Guards traces the regiment's story right to the end of its existence and its amalgamation with the Blues and Royals.


The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War

by Donald Collingwood

This is the first book to fully document the story behind the Frigates that played such a vital role during World War Two.


Cambrai: The First Great Tank Battle

by A.J Smithers

It is probably true to say that no land battle of this century passes Cambrai in importance. Up to the winter of 1917 warfare had changed only in degree since the coming of gunpowder. The scenario, with parts...


Byng of Vimy: General and Governor General

by Jeffrey Williams

Field Marshal the Viscount Byng of Vimy did not fit into the conventional mould in the Army, as Governor-General of Canada or as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Few officers commanded more widespread...


Buller: A Scapegoat?: A Life of General Sir Redvers Buller VC

by Geoffrey Powell

A succession of British disasters marked the early months of the Boer War of 1899-1902. It was the start of modern warfare: the empty battlefield. A scapegoat was found for thedefects revealed; Redvers Buller,...