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Unearthing Churchill's Secret Army: The Official List of SOE Casualties and Their Stories

by John Grehan & Martin Mace

The Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of the Second World War, its activities cloaked in mystery and intrigue. The fate, therefore, of many of its agents was not revealed...


Sparta's Kings

by John Car

In ancient Greece, Sparta was unique in having a dual kingship - two kings from different clans, the Agiads and the Eurypontids, reigning simultaneously. The institution was already well-developed by the 8th...


Walking the Somme - Second Edition

by Paul Reed

This new edition of Paul Reed's classic book Walking the Somme is an essential traveling companion for anyone visiting the Somme battlefields of 1916. His book, first published over ten years ago, is the result...


B-29: Superfortress: Giant Bomber of World War 2 and Korea

by Graham M Simons

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engined heavy bomber flown primarily by the United States in World War Two and the Korean War. The B-29 remained in service in various roles throughout the 1950s. The...


The Germans in Flanders 1914 - 1915

by David Bilton

The book follows in photographs, captions and text the German Army's presence in Flanders from its arrival in September 1914 until the summer of 1916. It looks at the Kaiser's Army's battles with the French,...


Torpedo Bombers

by Peter Smith

This is a highly illustrated history one of the most deadly types of atta aircraft. The torpedo bomber first appeared during the later years of World War One but served their most useful role in the Second World...


South Yorkshire Mining Disasters: Volume 1: The Nineteenth Century

by Brian Elliot

In the period that we now call the Industrial Revolution mining disasters wrecked the lives of thousands of South Yorkshire families and devastated entire communities. The Husker pit flooding of 1838 in which...


Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Pas de Calais

by Paul Williams

This well-illustrated book describes the massive effort that the occupying Nazi forces put into the construction of the Eastern section of the Atlantic Wall. While the D-Day invasion was unaffected by the fortifications...


The Fear in the Sky: Vivid Memories of Bomber Aircrew in World War Two

by Pat Cunningham

The young men who flew with RAF Bomber Command in World War Two were a complex mixture of individuals but they all shared the gift of teamwork. A crew of seven may have comprised all non commissioned men and...


Expedition to Disaster

by Philip Matyszak

The Athenian expedition to conquer Sicily was one of the pivotal events of the classical period. At this time (415 BC), Athens was locked in a decades-long struggle with Sparta for mastery of the Greek world....


Confessions of a Eurosceptic

by David Heathcoat-Amory

Few are better placed to write on the United Kingdom's relations with the European Union than David Heathcoat-Amory. As a Member of Parliament, Minister of State and Privy Counselor, he witnessed two Prime Ministers...


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,...