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Fly By Nights: Navigating RAF Lancasters in 1944 -5

by Donald Feesey

At the age of eighteen Don Feesey volunteered for pilot training with the RAF. Having almost completed his course to become a fighter pilot, an eye problem was detected and he was switched to navigational training....


Barnsley Pals

by Jon Cooksey

The 'Pals" battalions were a phenomenon of the Great War, never repeated since. Under Lord Derby's scheme, and in response to Kitchener's famous call for a million volunteers, local communities raised (and initially...


Operation Mercury: The Fall of Crete 1941

by John Sadler

Unlike the few other books written on the catastrophic fall of Crete in May 1941, this book concentrates on the military actions between the first German paratroop landing on 20 May and the final defeat and...


Bomber Squadron No 7: The World War II Record

by Tom Docherty

This is the story of one of the RAF's oldest and most distinguished heavy bomber squadrons in WW2, although an outline history of the unit since it was formed in WW1 and its post-war history are included. It...


Middlebrook Guide to the Somme Battlefields: A Comprehensive Coverage from Crecy to the World Wars

by Martin Middlebrook

While best known as being the scene of the most terrible carnage in the WW1 the French department of the Somme has seen many other battles from Roman times to 1944. William the Conqueror launched his invasion...


Invasion 1982: The Falkland Islanders Story

by Graham Bound

Falkland Islanders were the first British people to come under enemy occupation since the Channel Islanders during the Second World War. This book tells how islanders' warnings were ignored in London, how their...


Flying from My Mind: Innovative and Record-breaking Microlight and Aircraft Designs

by David Cook

This fascinating story begins in 1973 when David Cook built a glider in an attempt to win the Selsey Birdman Rally - an annual event where all types of creations are launched from the end of Bognor Pier. Between...


Affair at Néry 1 September 1914

by Patrick Takle

Early on 1 September 1914, the Germans surprised 1st Cavalry Brigade harboring in the little town of Néry. Their initial bombardment caused chaos and destruction and the British took time to organize themselves....


English Electric Canberra: The History and Development of a Classic Jet

by Bruce Halpenny

This amazing airplane first flew in 1949 and is still in front-line service with the RAF. It has served in a variety of roles including those of tactical bomber, photo-reconnaissance, navigational trainer, maritime...


Depth Charge: Royal Naval Mines, Depth Charges and Underwater Weapons 1914-1945

by Chris Henry

The history of weapons and warfare is usually written from the point of view of the battles fought and the tactics used. In naval warfare, in particular, the story of how these weapons were invented, designed...


Hussars, Horses and History

by John Strawson

John Strawson describes joining the 4th Hussars in the Middle East in 1942 and serving with them until amalgamation with the 9th Hussars in 1958 as The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars. He commanded the Regiment...


Cheshire Bantams: 15th, 16th and 17th Battalions of the Cheshire Regiment

by Stephen McGreal

Raised in Birkenhead in 1914 the Bantams were unique as the average height of the volunteers was a mere five foot! Previously denied the opportunity to serve, these men seized this chance to join up. As a result...


Cherbourg: Battleground WW2

by Andrew Rawson

Following the landings in Normandy, one of the Allies main concerns was how to supply the expanding beachhead. Having cut off the Cotentin peninsula, General Bradley turned his attentions to the port of Cherbourg,...


Civil War in the South-West England: 1642-1646

by John Barratt

Between 1642 and 1646 two armies fought for control of Southwest England in one of the decisive confrontations of the English Civil Wars. In this short, turbulent period Royalists loyal to King Charles I clashed...


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...


Battle of Aubers Ridge

by Edward Hancock

This book describes the action of 9 May 1915 when the battalions of the 1st Division, 7th Division and the Indian Army attacked Aubers Ridge. Their objective was to break the German line and cut the supply route...


Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War

by Nicholas Smart

The six years of prolonged world-wide conflict spawned some 340 serving generals in the British Army. A number are household names (Montgomery, Slim, Wavell) and others well known to historians (Horrocks, Dempsey,...


Airfields and 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: 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...


West Country Regiments on the Somme

by Tim Saunders

Previous works have concentrated on the 'Pal' in Britain's northern towns and cities. This book seeks to explore the little appreciated part in the Battle of the Somme played by the Regular and Volunteer Service...