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Hell's Highway: U.S. 101st Airborne -1944

by Tim Saunders

Hell's Highway is the dramatic name given to the vital stretch of road that the British 3rd Guards Armoured Division had to advance down rapidly on their route to relieve the American Paras (82d Airborne) at...


Fortress Kent

by Roy Ingleton

Since the dawn of civilization, Britain has been menaced by foreign powers and invasive hordes, anxious either to pillage and plunder or to invade and rule over this green and pleasant land. Situated on the...


Civil Service Rifles in the Great War

by Jill Knight

Made up entirely of volunteer civil servants and their friends and despite the Government's reluctance to release them, the Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles fought with distinction at Loos, the Somme,...


Cockleshell Raid

by Paul Oldfield

Operation 'Frankton' is a story of how a handful of determined and resourceful men, using flimsy canoes, achieved what thousands could not by conventional means. The volunteers had enlisted for 'Hostilities...


Huddersfield Mills: A Textile Heritage

by Vivien Teasdale

Huddersfield's famous mills played a crucial role in the town's history and now they are a vital element in its heritage. In this fascinating survey Vivian Teesdale documents the mills themselves- some have...


Liberator: The Consolidated B-24

by Graham Simons

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was almost certainly the most versatile Second World War Bomber. Apart from its bombing role in all theaters of operation, the B-24 hauled fuel to France during the push towards...


The Making of Wigan

by Mike Fletcher

The Making of Wigan summarises the evolution, and highlights the significant changes, in one of Lancashire's most important town's, from Roman origins through to modern times. Tribute is paid to the resilience...


Fellow Citizens: The Penguin Book of U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses

by Robert V. Remini

The complete American presidential inaugural addresses featuring historical background by a National Book Award winner

A testament to the power of oratory, this stirring and often surprising collection includes...


History of the British U Class Submarine

by Derek Walters

Originally designed in 1934 for anti-submarine training, by the end of the war 72 U-Class subs had been commissioned; 17 were lost to the enemy, and 3 in accidents. Manned by crews from seven nations' navies,...


Secret Flotillas Vol 1: Clandestine Sea Operations to Brittany 1940-44

by Brook Richards

As the fall of France took place, almost the entire coastline of Western Europe was in German hands. Clandestine sea transport operations provided lines of vital intelligence for wartime Britain. These "secret...


Oradour: The Massacre and Aftermath

by Philip Beck

The destruction of the French village of Oradour and the massacre of its population in June 1944 by the SS Das Reich Division ranks as one of the most notorious atrocities of the Second World War. The scars...


Cinderella Service: RAF Coastal Command 1939 - 1945

by Andrew Hendrie

This book reveals the vital contribution that RAF Coastal Command made to the Allies war effort. Although often referred to as the 'Cinderella Service' because by its nature, it did not gain the recognition...


Bomber Aircrew of World War Ii: True Stories of Frontline Air Combat

by Bruce Halpenny

Aircrew on a bomber in World War II experienced a cold, tiring and perilous existence. The RAF flew at night, when the human spirit is at its lowest ebb and for many it did not seem prudent to think further...


The World Sea Power Guide

by David Wragg

Compiled by the author of Jane's Air Forces of the World, this book is a must for naval experts and enthusiasts. In one volume the reader will find the composition and details of all naval elements of a staggering...


Armoured Warfare in the Korean War: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

by Anthony Tucker-Jones

After the Second World War, military analysts thought that the only place significant armored forces were ever likely to confront each other again was in central Europe where the Nato alliance would fend off...


4 Group Bomber Command: An Operational Record

by Chris Ward

During the immediate period before World War Two, the RAF modified its command structure to rationalize for rapid expansion. Bomber Command was divided into six operational groups, each flying the same type...


Hurricane over the Jungle: 120 Days Fighting the Japanese Onslaught in 1942

by Terence Kelly

This is the author's personal account of how the 22 pilots of No 258 Squadron RAF left Scotland in late October 1941 until 120 days later when all those who had not been killed became prisoners of the Japanese....


The Battle East of Elsenborn

by Will Cavanagh

This book tells of the courageous story of men who believed in their heritage, and who, through their heroic teamwork and dedication, stopped the main effort of the German Sixth Army. American veterans who participated...


Haig's Generals

by Ian Beckett

An in-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during the First World War. Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their...


Over the Battlefield: Operation Goodwood

by Ian Daglish

For the first book in our new series Over The Battlefield, we have chosen Ian Daglish to describe the events of Operation GOODWOOD, July 1944, the dramatic attempted British armored breakout from the Normandy...