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Gentlemen in Blue: 600 Squadron

by Hans Onderwater

This is the history of 600 City of London Squadron from when they formed in 1925 to their disbandment in 1957.


For Love of Regiment: A History of British Infantry, Volume One, 1660-1914

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,...


Fighter Pilots of the RAF 1939-1945

by Chaz Bowyer

The author has selected some twenty RAF fighter pilots of the Second World War, not only to give overdue recognition to their prowess and courage, but also to exemplify the wide diversity of the individual characters...


A Doctor in the XIVth Army

by Charles Evans

Charles Evans records his passage from idyllic youth, fresh from Oxford in 1939, into the harsh reality of a junior doctor in Burma. Beautifully written and elegantly vivid, his diaries illuminate the progress...


Dervish: The Rise and Fall of an African Empire

by Philip Warner

Dervish is the vivid and colourful story of one of the more remarkable episodes in the 'high Empire' period of British history. The Mahdi's rising in the Sudan in the 1880s starting as a localized Holy War against...


British Special Forces: The Story of Britain's Undercover Soldiers

by William Seymour

This is the first comprehensive history of all the British Special Forces, from their beginnings during the Second World War to the Falklands War. The birth of many of the Special Forces was controversial -...


The British Army Against Napoleon: Facts, Lists and Trivia, 1805-1815

by Bob Burnham & Ron McGuigan

Despite the bewildering number of tomes devoted to the Napoleonic wars, much basic data as been hitherto unavailable to anyone other than the most ardent scholars. McGuigan and Burnham have collected a tremendous...


Inside the Museums: Toronto's Heritage Sites and their Most Prized Objects

by John Goddard

Illuminates Toronto's early history through its small heritage museums and their prized objects. For the first time, it showcases the scattered historic homes and other buildings as a single community.


Blowing Our Bridges: A Memoir From Dunkirk To Korea Via Normandy

by Tony Younger

This action packed military memoir tells of the exploits of a young Sapper officer during both the Second World War and in Korea. Tony Younger was in the thick of the action during the German Blitzkrieg of 1940...


The Battle for France & Flanders: Sixty Years On

by Brian Bond

The Fall of France in 1940 has been well chronicled but numerous misconceptions remain.This fascinating and thought-provoking collection of essays on wide-ranging issues covering the politics and fighting on...


Barbarossa and the Retreat to Moscow: Recollections of Soviet Fighter Pilots on the Eastern Front

by Artem Drabkin

The onset of war in the summer of 1941 was a disaster for the Soviet Air Force. In a few weeks, faced by the onslaught of the Luftwaffe, most of the Soviet frontline aircraft were destroyed, and the casualty...


A Clear Premonition

by Sampson Lloyd & Raleigh Trevelyan

This is a collection of recently-discovered letters written home by Lt Timmy Lloyd during his brief service in Tuscany in 1943/44, before he was killed. The book also has a commentary by a friend, the historian...


Unknown Shore

by Robert Ruby

The true story of how the first English colony in the New World was lost to history, then found again three hundred years later.

England's first attempt at colonizing the New World was not at Roanoke or Jamestown,...


The Spanish Armada

by Robert Hutchinson

After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe, including Spain. In October 1585, King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy...


Some Desperate Glory

by Max Egremont

The story of World War I, through the lives and words of its poets

The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars is in 2014. And while World War I devastated...


Lords of the Horizons

by Jason Goodwin

Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic,...


Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution

by Thomas P. Slaughter

An important new interpretation of the American colonists' 150-year struggle to achieve independence

"What do we mean by the Revolution?" John Adams asked Thomas Jefferson in 1815. "The war? That was no part...


The Nova Scotia Black Experience

by Bridglal Pachai

The Nova Scotia Black Experience Through the Centuries is a comprehensive account of the African Nova Scotian struggle to build a vital community in the face of racial discrimination. Originally published in...


The Crusades

by Unknown & Jr. William B. Jones

The year was 1095 AD. For more than 400 years, Muslims ruled Palestine in the Middle East. Over in Europe, Christians felt they should rule Palestine and wanted the Muslims driven from the holy city of Jerusalem....


The Vikings

by Albert Lewis Kanter & Jr. William B. Jones

In the eighth century, ships with bright sails and dragonhead prows suddenly swept across the seas of northern Europe. They carried daring men with heavy swords who sought adventure, booty and new lands in which...