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The Bomber Command War Diaries: An Operational Reference Book

by Chris Everitt & Martin Middlebrook

Bomber Command's campaign started on the very first day of the Second World War and ended within a few hours of the final victory in Europe five and a half years later. It was an attempt to win the war in Europe...


The Battles of Coronel and the Falklands, 1914

by Geoffrey Bennett

The defeat that Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock suffered at Coronel in 1914 at the hands of Maximilian Graf von Spee, one of Germany's most brilliant naval commanders, was the most humiliating blow to British...


Marching to the Sound of Gunfire: North-West Europe 1944-1945

by Patrick Delaforce

In this exciting and revealing book, scores of British soldiers tell their amazing stories of life - and death - in the front line of the Allies' advance from Normandy to Hitler's Germany. In eleven months of...


1918 The Last Act

by Barrie Pitt

By 1918, after three years of war, Europe was weary of the stalemate and the terrible slaughter on the Western Front. The Russian Front had collapsed but the United States had abandoned her neutral stance and...


JG26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe

by Donald Caldwell

Jagdgeschwader 26, the German elite fighter unit, was more feared by the Allies than any other Luftwaffe group. Based on extensive archival research in Europe, personal combat diaries and interviews with more...


Freely I Served: The Memoir of the Commander, 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade 1941-1944

by Major-General Stanislaw Sosabowski

Freely I Served is the gripping memoir of Stanislaw Sosabowski who became one of the most senior Polish commanders during the Second World War.

After seeing service with the Austrian Army in World War I,...


Burma Railway Man: Secret Letters from a Japanese Pow

by Charles Steel

Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Shortly before the latter, he married Louise. Within days of being captured by the...


Naval Battles of the First World War

by Geoffrey Bennett

With the Call to action stations in August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson.

This classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all...


In the Teeth of the Wind: Memoirs of the Royal Navy Air Service in the First World War

by Squadron Leader C P O Bartlette DSC

So rapid have been the advances in the science of aeronautics since the end of the First World War that it requires a considerable feat of imagination to cast one's mind back over the comparatively short period...


History of the Glider Pilot Regiment

by Claude Smith

The Glider Pilot Regiment, having been raised as the first element of the new Army Air Corps in 1942 and disbanded in 1957, can probably claim the dubious distinction of having been the smallest and shortest-lived...


Bloody Red Tabs: General Officer Casualties of the Great War 1914-1918

by Frank Davies & Graham Maddocks

Long before that ghastly and quite unnecessary slogging match in the mud which we now call the First World War had dragged to its blood-soaked conclusion the belief that most of the senior officers had spent...


Seaford and Eastbourne in the Great War

by Kevin Gordon

How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families...


The Alien Invasion

by William Henry Wilkins

I have been asked to write a short preface to a work in which the author proposes to afford the public information with respect to the immigration of destitute aliens into this country. He will discuss the evil...


India Through the Ages: A Popular and Picturesque History of Hindustan

by Flora Annie Steel

India Through the Ages: A Popular and Picturesque History of Hindustan by Flora Annie Steel. A history, above all one which claims to hold no original research, but simply to be a compilation of the work of...


The Origin and Growth of Village Communities In India

by Baden Henry Baden-Powell

The Origin and Growth of Village Communities In India by Baden Henry Baden-Powell. The object of this little book is to explain, the nature and origin of Indian village communities, with special reference to...


The Frontier in American History

by Frederick Jackson Turner

In republishing these essays in collected form, it has seemed best to issue them as they were originally printed, with the exception of a few slight corrections of slips in the text and with the omission of...


Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Companion and Conversation

by George Washington

Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation is the name of a list best known as a school writing exercise of George Washington, who became the first president of the United States of America....


Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers

by Charles A. Bramble

Klondike: A Manual for Goldseekers by Charles A. Bramble first published in 1897. This book includes 12 drawings and 3 maps used as illustrations. Depict the everyday activities of miners en route to and working...


Where the Border Stands

by Roberta Ruffino & Stefania Chinzari

The worth of dialogue with people who come from other cultural traditions was the first important discovery of the ambulance drivers at the front. It led them to care for the wounded on all sides in the war...


Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law: Raw Law

by Irene Watson

This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal...