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Escort Carrier of the Second World War: Combustible, Vulnerable and Expendable!

by David Wragg

To the US Navy they were CVEs! To the Royal Navy auxiliary carriers! To crews of endangered merchantmen in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans they were heaven-sent protection! To their crews they were Combustible,...


Swift to Battle: 72 Fighter Squadron RAF in Action: Volume 1: Re-formation in 1937, The Phoney War, Dunkirk, The Battle of Britain and Offensive Opera

by Tom Docherty

This first of three volumes traces the history of 72 Fighter Squadron, one of the premier squadrons in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft flown, operational personnel and missions flown are fully described with...


Stirlings in Action With the Airborne Forces: Air Support to Special Forces and the SAS During WW11

by Dennis Williams

This is the history of two RAF squadrons who shared many tasks during WWII. Although there was a healthy rivalry between personnel serving on 190 and 620 Squadrons, there was also a deep sense of camaraderie...


Royal Navy and the Peruvian-Chilean War 1879 - 1881: Rudolf de Lisle's Diaries and Watercolors

by Gerard de Lisle

This beautifully presented book captures the spirit of a little known war where the Royal Navy played a peripheral but crucial role. The power of the British Empire was at its height, thanks to the reach of...


Ultra Versus U-Boats: Enigma Decrypts in the National Archives

by Roy Conyers Nesbit

Keeping the Atlantic sea-lanes open was a vital factor in the fight against Nazi Germany. In the battle to protect merchant shipping from the menace of surface raiders and U-boats, Allied resolve and resources...


Gommecourt

by Nigel Cave

Designed to act as a diversion to the 'big push', Gommecourt was an attempt to force the Germans to commit their reserves to the front line before the main battle took place. This Battlefield Guide tells the...


Flying to Norway, Grounded in Burma: A Hudson Pilot in World War II

by Goronwy 'Gron' Edwards DFC

Gron' Edwards joined the RAF in 1936 on a Short Service Commission and went solo on his eighteenth birthday. After gaining his wings he joined No 233 General Reconnaissance Squadron of Coastal Command based...


Fighter Bases of WW2 US 8th Army Air Force Fighter Command USAAF 1943-45: P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang Squadrons in East Anglia,

by Martin W. Bowman

This book covers the bases used during the Second World War by the American fighter units that flew in support of the 8th Air Force's heavy bomber forces. The long-range Lightnings, Thunderbolts and Mustangs...


Guardsman and Commando: The War Memoirs of RSM Cyril Feebery DCM

by David Feebery

Guardsman and Commando is Cyril Feebery's memoir of his service with the British Army between 1937 and 1945.Feebery served with the Grenadier Guards in the British Expeditionary Force, was evacuated wounded...


Air Gunner: The Men who Manned the Turrets

by Alan Cooper

There have been several books published about the wartime experiences of individual air gunners but there is no general history of Air Gunners, their equipment, training or service in the various RAF Commands...


16 Air Assault Brigade - Britain'S Rapid Reaction Force

by Tim Ripley

After the S.A.S., 16 Brigade is the most high profile formation in the British Army but to date there has been no complete history of its operations and activities. The aim of this book is to produce a history...


On the Roads of War: A Soviet Cavalryman on the Eastern Front

by Ivan Yakushin

Ivan Yakushin survived the Siege of Leningrad, fought at the Battle of Kursk and pursued the retreating German army through Russia, Belorussia, Poland and into Germany itself. This is the story of his war. He...


Dunkirk and the Fall of France

by Geoffrey Stewart

For sixty years the dramatic story of the Dunkirk evacuation and the defeat of France - the story of the German conquest of northwest Europe - has been the focus of historical study and dispute, yet myths and...


Secret History of Chemical Warfare

by Nick McCamley

This book offers a full examination and description of all the toxic chemical and microbiological agents, either tested, manufactured or used since 1914. It identifies the major research, testing and manufacturing...


History of Dive Bombing: A Comprehensive History from 1911 Onward

by Peter Smith

This is the incredible history of the dive bomber told from both official records and eyewitness accounts. It tears away the many myths and misrepresentations that surrounded this type of warplane and presents...


Military History on the Web

by Simon Fowler

There are thousands of websites devoted to all aspects of military history from ancient Greece to the modern Gulf. This unique book helps you find the ones that will help with your research whether you are checking...


Major & Mrs. Holt's Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide - The Western Front - North: 100th Anniversary Edition

by Tonie Holt & Valmai Holt

Following in their best-selling series of Battlefield Guides this is a companion volume to the Holts' Western Front - South Guide. Between the two, they cover the main WW1 Western Front battlefields. This book...


German Army at Passchendaele

by Jack Sheldon

Even after the passage of almost a century, the name Passchendaele has lost none of its power to shock and dismay. Reeling from the huge losses in earlier battles, the German army was in no shape to absorb the...


Fighter Aces of the RAF in the Battle of Britain

by Philip Kaplan

This book examines the reality behind the myths of the legendary RAF fighter aces during the Battle of Britain. The accounts of the experiences of fighter pilots are based on archival research, diaries, letters,...


Edgehill: The Battle Reinterpreted

by Christopher Scott

This paperback edition of this seminal new study of a key battle of the Civil Wars re-examines one of England's most mysterious battlefields at Edgehill, and it combines the work of three outstanding military...