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Red Sky in the Morning: The Battle of the Barants Sea 1942

by Michael Pearson

The Arctic convoys that sailed through the cold malevolent waters of the Barents Sea ran the gauntlet of German air and sea attacks as they struggled to transport vital supplies to Britain's Russian allies....


Northumbria at War

by Derek Dodds

Northumbria at War explores war and conflict in Northumberland and Durham from the Celtic age to modern times. Rebellion, feud and civil disorder have smoldered and crackled across the North, destroying powerful...


North-West Aircraft Wrecks: New Insights into Dramatic Last Flights

by Nick Wotherspoon

This is a different approach to Aviation Archaeology. The book includes 18 crash sites and each chapter includes a description of how the incident occurred and the reasons behind the crash. Copious notes then...


Operation Neptune

by BB Schofield

In this timeless book, Vice Admiral Schofield describes the great events of June 1944 which, as Captain of HMS Dryad, the Royal Naval shore establishment which housed General Dwight Eisenhower's Supreme Allied...


Memories of an SOE Historian

by M.R.D. Foot

Michael (MRD) Foot enjoys the rare distinction of being the only person referred to by his real name in a John Le Carre novel. A highly significant tribute to the man entrusted with writing the official record...


Massacre on the Marne: The Life and Death of the 2/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment in the Great War

by Fraser Skirrow

Massacre on the Marne is a graphic reconstruction of the experiences of a small closely knit group of fighting men - the 2/5th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment - in the Great War. These men were not...


Le Cateau

by Nigel Cave

Le Cateau (26-27 August 1914) was the second major action fought by the BEF in the Great War. His men exhausted after fighting at Mons and by the subsequent speedy retreat, Lieutenant-General Horace Smith-Dorrien...


Monty's Highlanders: 51st Highland Division in the Second World War

by Patrick Delaforce

The 51st Highland Division was the most famous infantry division that fought with the British Army in WW2. It was the only infantry division in the armies of the British Empire that accompanied Monty from during...


In Action With the Sas: A Soldiers Odyssey from Dunkirk to Berlin

by Roy Close

Roy Close's wartime experiences make breathtaking reading. Mobilized in 1939 he became part of the BEF and was fortunate to avoid death or captivity during the German blitzkrieg and escape through Dunkirk. Sent...


History of Fortification from 3000 BC to AD 1700

by Sidney Toy

The necessity to defend territory from strong points has been a fact of life since mankind first settled into agricultural communities. Sidney Toy traces the development of the art of fortification from the...


Jets at Sea: Naval Aviation in transition 1945 - 55

by Leo Marriott

As World War Two drew to a close, jet-powered aircraft were beginning to be introduced into service. To take advantage of this major development it was necessary for all the world's air powers to rethink combat...


Anzac - The Landing: Gallipoli

by Stephen Chambers

The Anzac legend was born on the shores of Gallipoli during the historic morning of 25th April 1915. Landing on a hostile beach, under the cover of darkness, the Anzacs moved inland rapidly, but the response...


Campaigns of Alexander of Tunis 1940 - 1945

by Adrian Stewart

Alex, as he was known whether by Prime Ministers or the rank-and-file, was a legendary figure. A hero from the Great War he saw active service in Russia in 1919 - 20 and against the Pathans on the North West...


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...