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Jane a Pin-Up at War

by Andy Saunders

Jane was a wartime phenomenon. A sensation. She was also an important feature in the morale of Britain's fighting forces around the world and to those left behind on the "Home Front". So important, in fact,...


Jungle Warfare. by J.P. Cross

by J P Cross

The physical conditions of jungle warfare and the closeness of contact with the enemy pose unique problems and call for special soldiering skills. Colonel John Cross, a life long Gurkha officer, has an unrivalled...


The Germans at Beaumont Hamel

by Jack Sheldon

Beaumont Hamel is a name which conjures up appalling visions of the catastrophic reverse suffered by men of VIII Corps, British Fourth Army on 1st July 1916, when thousands of men were killed and wounded for...


Magnificent But Not War: The Battle of Ypres, 1915

by John Dixon

The book is a detailed account of the fighting around Ypres during April and May 1915. It is essentially a day-by-day record of the Second Battle of Ypres which draws heavily upon personal accounts, regimental...


Malta: The Last Great Siege 1940-1943

by David Wragg

The strategic importance of Malta sitting astride both the Axis and Allied supply routes in the Mediterranean was obvious to both sides during WW2. As a result the Island became the focal point in a prolonged...


The Road to Marston Moor

by David Cooke

The Battle of Marston Moor was key in English history. It was the largest battle of the Civil Wars, and was decisive. This fresh study reconstructs the battle in graphic detail, and tells the story using the...


Luck on My Side: The Diaries and Reflections of a Young Wartime Sailor 1939-1945

by John Palmer

Sir John Palmer was at sea for virtually the entire war serving in three ships. During this time he kept a secret diary of events and his reactions and emotions which we are now proud to publish. This book vividly...


Secret Letters from the Railway: The Remarkable Record of 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...


The Men Who Flew the Mosquito

by Martin Bowman

The two-engined Mosquito was one of the classic aircraft of the Second World War. Famously wooden-built, its graceful lines and powerful performance have made it into an airborne icon. Its operational versatility...


X-Planes: German Luftwaffe Prototypes 1930-1945

by Manfred Griehl

Renowned German aviation specialist Manfred Griehl has collected a unique and valuable selection of photographs of Luftwaffe projects that never made it into battle. They remained on the drawing board or at...


Battle of Britain

by John Frayn Turner

The Battle of Britain was one of the crucial conflicts in the history of civilisation. It started officially on 10 July 1940 and ended on 31 October 1940. Hitler's plans for the invasion of England were thwarted...


Battle Lines: Ypres: Nieuwpoort to Ploegsteert: The Western Front by Car, by Bike and on Foot

by Jon Cooksey & Jerry Murland

Battle Lines Ypres, the first volume in Pen & Sword's new series of walking, cycling and driving guides to the Western Front, is the essential companion for every visitor to the Ypres Salient and the battlefields...


An ANZAC on the Western Front: The Personal Reflections of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918

by H.R. Williams

This is a graphic account of one soldier's service in the First World War - an account that is based on a diary he maintained whilst on active service. It has been described by one senior officer as "the best...


Dover and Folkestone During the Great War

by Michael George & Christine George

For centuries the south coast of Kent - in particular the ports of Dover and Folkestone - have been England's front line, as her enemies have planned invasions and launched attacks from just across the Channel....


Digging the Trenches: The Archaeology of the Western Front

by Andrew Robertshaw & David Kenyon

Modern research methods - archaeological, historical, forensic - have transformed our view of the past. This is especially true of the history of the Great War. In this, the first comprehensive survey of this...


Die Hard, Aby!: Abraham Bevistein - The Boy Soldier Shot to Encourage the Others

by David Lister

Recent books, many by Pen and Sword, such as Shot At Dawn have highlighted the shocking cases of young British soldiers in the Great War being executed by their own side. All too often their trials were cursory...


Under a Bomber's Moon: The True Story of Two Airmen at War Over Germany

by Stephen Harris

They were the best of enemies - dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany an RAF navigator-bomb aimer and a Luftwaffe pilot sought out their targets, testing the gap between success...


Up to Mametz... and Beyond

by Llewelyn Wyn Griffith

Llewelyn Wyn Griffith's Up to Mametz, published in 1931, is now firmly established as one of the finest accounts of soldiering on the Western Front. It tells the story of the creation of a famous Welsh wartime...


US Carrier War

by Kev Darling

This book covers all aspects of the operations made by US aircraft carriers, from their introduction into service during WW1 to the continuing conflicts in the Middle East. America's part in WW1 saw the deployment...


Tigers at Dunkirk: The Leicestershire Regiment and the Fall of France

by Matthew Richardson

In this compelling new study of the disastrous 1940 campaign in France and Flanders, Matthew Richardson reconstructs in vivid detail the British army's defeat as it was experienced by the soldiers of a single...