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Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors

by Simon Wills

What was a merchant seaman's life like in the past, what experiences would he have had, what were the ships like that he sailed in, and what risks did he run? Was he shipwrecked, rewarded for bravery, or punished?...


A The Public Schools Battalion in the Great War: A History of the 16th (Public Schools) Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)

by Steve Hurst

Founded in August 1914 with the principle that recruiting would be restricted to public school 'old boys', the volunteers gathered at Hurst Park racecourse in a spirit of youthful enthusiasm. A more somber mood...


Royal Naval Submarines 1901 - Present

by Maurice Cocker

This is a must-buy for the Royal Navy and Submarine enthusiast, being a complete directory of RN submarines from the outset to the present day. There is a wealth of detail on each class. Every entry contains...


Redcoats: The British Soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars

by Philip Haythornthwaite

What was a British soldier's life like during the Napoleonic Wars? How was he recruited and trained? How did he live on home service and during service abroad? And what was his experience of battle? In this...


Fifth Army in Italy 1943 - 1945: A Coalition at War

by Ian Blackwell

The US Fifth Army first saw action during the Salerno Landings in September 1943. While commanded by US Lieutenant General Mark Clark, from the outset one of its two Corps was the X (British) Corps; the other...


Great War to Great Escape: The Two Wars of Flight Lieutenant Bernard 'Pop' Green MC

by Laurence Green

Bernard Green managed to survive both the First and Second World War - just. In the first global conflict of the Twentieth Century he endured mud, destruction and death in the trenches of the Western Front;...


Legend of the Lancasters: The Bomber War from England 1942-45

by Martin W. Bowman

This book is a riveting account told in ten big chapters of the young RAF crews who flew Lancasters in RAF Bomber Command from 1942 to the end of the war in Europe in April 1945. It is unique in that the story...


Undercover Operator: An SOE Agent's Experiences in France and the Far East

by Sydney Hudson

Memoirs of SOE agents have always been rare - so many were either killed in action or executed - and today they are almost unheard of. But Sydney Hudson's story, which he has waited nearly sixty years to tell,...


Valkyrie: The North American XB-70: The USA's Ill-fated Supersonic Heavy Bomber

by Graham M Simons

During the 1950s, at the time Elvis Presley was rocking the world with Hound Dog and the USA was aiming to become the world's only superpower, plans were being drawn at North American Aviation in Southern California...


Holy Boys, The: A History of the Royal Norfolk Regiment and the Royal East Anglian Regiment 1685-2010

by Jonathan Sutherland & Diane Canwell

The Royal Norfolk Regiment is one of the oldest and most distinguished fighting forces in the British army. Its line of descent can be traced back for over three centuries, all the way from modern Afghanistan...


Divided Loyalties: Kentucky's Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War

by James Finck

On May 16, 1861, the Kentucky state legislature passed an ordinance declaring its neutrality, which the state's governor, Beriah Magoffin, confirmed four days later.  Kentucky's declaration and ultimate...


How to Profit from Car Boot Sales

by Fiona Shoop

The star of Car Boot Sale Challenge and a keen car booter, Fiona Shoop shares her expertise on how to make the best from car boot sales for both buyers and sellers. Whether you're selling your goods as a one-off...


Heroic Flights: The First 100 Years of Aviation

by John Turner

A century after the Wright Brothers first took to the air, the author records those moments of aviation history that stand out from all the others for their pioneering bravery or gallantry in the face of the...


Handley Page Victor - Volume 2: The Mark 2 and Comprehensive Appendices and Accident Analysis for all Marks.

by Roger Brooks

The first volume of Roger Brooks' detailed reference to the Victor covers the conception, design and test-flying of the prototype HP 80 and then the production and operation of the Mark 1 in its many roles....


General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How a Great General (and Others) Helped Destroy General William S. Rosecrans and Influence Our Understandi

by Frank Varney

FINALIST, 2014 ALBERT CASTEL BOOK AWARD. In 1885, a former president of the United States published one of the most influential books ever written about the Civil War. An entire generation of Americans had eagerly...


Pathfinder Cranswick: 50th Anniversary Edition

by Michael Cumming

In 1962 Michael Cumming's account of the extraordinary story of one of the RAF's most notable Second World War bomber pilots, Alec Cranswick DSO, DFC, came to the attention of the public with the release of...


Night and Day Bomber Offensive: Allied Airmen in World War II Europe

by Philip Kaplan

For much of World War II England provided the only western European base from which the British and American air forces could take the war into Nazi-occupied Europe and Germany itself. The American Eighth and...


Wings Around the World: The Exhilarating Story of one Woman's Epic Flight from the North Pole to Antarctica

by Polly Vacher

Polly Vacher wanted to become the first pilot to complete a solo flight around the world via both Poles in a single-engine aircraft. Her 60,000 mile voyage would take her to every continent. She prepared meticulously...


Japanese Army Air Force Units and Their Aces: 1931-1945

by Ikuhiko Hata

Hitherto only available in Japanese text, this unique work is now published in English language format (reprinted now following exceptional demand) and provides an in-depth review of the fighter units of the...


Touring the Italian Front: British, American, French & German Forces in Northern Italy

by Francis Mackay

The guide describes the ground and operations covered by the British, French and US Expeditionary Forces deployed from France to the area North of Venice between November 1917 and Spring 1919. These Forces supported...