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Glider Pilots in Sicily

by Mike Peters

The British Airborne landings on Sicily are the least known and, without doubt, the most fraught with political and technical strife. Newly formed Air landing troops were delivered into battle in gliders they...


Murderous Tommies

by Julian Putkowski & Mark Dunning

Much has been written about the soldiers executed during WW1 for military offenses, all of whom were conditionally pardoned in 2006. However, until now very little attention has been paid to the cases of men...


The Exploits of Ensign Bakewell MS: With the Inniskillings in the Peninsula, & in Paris, 1811 11: 1815

by Ian Robertson

A first-hand account of several engagements in the Peninsula after the advance from the Lines of Torres Vedras and pursuit of Masséna, and including the first siege of Badajoz, edited from the original manuscript...


Commando Tactics: The Second World War

by Stephen Bull

British commandos are among the most celebrated soldiers of the Second World War. Their daring, ingenuity and bravery have given rise to an almost legendary reputation that makes it difficult to appreciate fully...


Britain on the Brink: The Cold War's Most Dangerous Weekend, 27-28 October 1962

by Jim Wilson

At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Britain was America's first-line defense, a vulnerable, but unsinkable 'aircraft carrier' on which the United States based the Strategic Air Command's first-strike elements...


Behind the Wire: Allied Prisoners of War in Hitler's Germany

by Philip Kaplan

Philip Kaplan presents us here with a riveting account of the Allied experience behind enemy lines, detailing the trials and tribulations experienced by the British and American airmen who were shot down in...


Battle on the Aisne 1914: The BEF and the Birth of the Western Front

by Jerry Murland

The river Aisne featured prominently in August 1914 during the Retreat from Mons and in September was the scene of bitter fighting when the BEF re-crossed it in their unsuccessful attempt to dislodge the German...


The Atlantic Wall: History and Guide

by J.E Kaufmann, H.W. Kaufmann & A. Jankovi?-Poto?nik

Hitler's Atlantic Wall, the complex system of coastal fortifications that stretched from Norway to the Spanish border during the Second World War, was built to defend occupied Europe from Allied invasion. Many...


Worcestershire Under Arms: An English County During the Civil Wars

by Malcolm Atkin

A ground-breaking new history of the English Civil War in Worcestershire which looks at the experience of local men who were recruited into the Royalist and Parliamentarian armies. The author gives a fascinating...


With the East Surreys in Tunisia and Italy, 1942 & 1945. Bryn Evans

by Bryn Evans

The East Surreys were in near continuous action from November 1942, when they landed in North Africa (Operation TORCH) through to May 1945 Armistice. By that time they had cleared the Germans from Tunisia, taken...


The Wedding Feast War: The Final Tragedy of the Xhosa People

by Keith Smith

The last of the nine Frontier Wars fought between 1799-1877 was in many ways a 'prequel' to the more famous Zulu War of 1879, featuring as it did many of the British regiments and personalities who were to fight...


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. John Carr

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: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

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: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

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...