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A History of British Cavalry: Volume 7: 1816-1919 The Curragh Incident and the Western Front, 1914

by Lord Anglesey

In the seventh, and second last, volume in t his historical work, Lord Anglesey shows how superior the Br itish cavalry was compared to those of the French and German s. He concentrates on the first five months...


Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 2

by Ron Collier & Roni Wilkinson

The companion volume to Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks 1 carries more of the in-depth stories of aircraft crashes in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District. The history of flying is told by way of the crash sites,...


The Last of the Cockleshell Heroes

by Bill Sparks

This is not just the story of what was perhaps the most daring raid undertaken by the commandos during the war, but it is also the true and remarkable account of a desperate escape by Marine Sparks and Major...


Aircrew: The Story of the Men Who Flew the Bombers

by Bruce Lewis

Bruce Lewis brings this book together to tell the story of the men who flew the bombers. The different roles within the aircraft are covered and each of their unique experiences discussed through first hand...


The War Behind the Wire: The Life, Death and Glory of British Prisoners of War, 1914-18

by John Lewis-Stempel

On capture, British officers and men were routinely told by the Germans 'For you the war is over'. Nothing could be further from the truth. British Prisoners of War merely exchanged one barbed-wire battleground...


The Road Home: The Aftermath of the Great War Told by the Men and Women Who Survived It

by Max Arthur

11am, 11.11.1918: the war is finally over. After four long years Britain welcomed her heroes home. Wives and mothers were reunited with loved ones they'd feared they'd never see again. Fathers met sons and daughters...


Catalina over Arctic Oceans: Anti-Submarine and Rescue Flying in World War II

by John French

John French first took up flying in 1937 with the University of London Air Squadron and in 1938 joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. His early war years were spent instructing newly recruited RAF pilots...


The British Cavalry Sword From 1600

by Charles Martyn

A simplistic and informative guide to British Cavalry Swords that does not claim to be an academic treatise. The essential features are demonstrated by photographs and descriptions of swords from the author's...


The Age Of The Ship Of The Line: The British and French Navies, 1650-1815

by Jonathan R Dull

In the series of wars that raged between France and Britain from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries,seapower was of absolute vital importance. Not only was each nation's navy a key to victory, but was...


Our Land at War: The Story of Britain's First World War Sites

by Nick Bosanquet

The First World War was a human catastrophe but it also saw a dynamic development of new weapons and a new kind of war; between the lions and the donkeys came the managers - and the workers - who transformed...


The Battles of World War I

by Christopher Catherwood

 Our understanding of the twentieth century and beyond hinges upon the First World War. In this new and comprehensive book, the fascinating facts are presented in an accessible way, allowing anyone to brush...


Men Behind the Medals

by Air Commandore Graham Pitchfork

This book pays tribute to the quite remarkable bravery of those young men who risked, and all too often lost, their lives for their country during the war. The author, himself a distinguished Royal Air Force...


Hidden Weapons

by Basil Collier

In his Foreword, Professor Jones writes 'Mr Collier takes the opportunity to review the contributions of all forms of Intelligence, and the use and misuse that was made of them, in all the major phases of World...


Gentlemen in Blue: 600 Squadron

by Hans Onderwater

This is the history of 600 City of London Squadron from when they formed in 1925 to their disbandment in 1957.


Fighter Pilots of the RAF 1939-1945

by Chaz Bowyer

The author has selected some twenty RAF fighter pilots of the Second World War, not only to give overdue recognition to their prowess and courage, but also to exemplify the wide diversity of the individual characters...


A Doctor in the XIVth Army

by Charles Evans

Charles Evans records his passage from idyllic youth, fresh from Oxford in 1939, into the harsh reality of a junior doctor in Burma. Beautifully written and elegantly vivid, his diaries illuminate the progress...


Blowing Our Bridges: A Memoir From Dunkirk To Korea Via Normandy

by Tony Younger

This action packed military memoir tells of the exploits of a young Sapper officer during both the Second World War and in Korea. Tony Younger was in the thick of the action during the German Blitzkrieg of 1940...


Some Desperate Glory

by Max Egremont

The story of World War I, through the lives and words of its poets

The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars is in 2014. And while World War I devastated...


Rude Mechanicals: An account of Tank Maturity during the Second World War

by A J Smithers

In this sequel to "An New Excalibur", which examined the development of the tank during World War I and after, Smithers examines the role played by tanks in World War II. At the beginning of the war only the...


The Road to Kalamata: A Congo Mercenary's Personal Memoir

by Mike Hoare

The Road to Kalamata is the real-life adventure story of the 4 Commando team of mercenary soldiers, as told by their leader, Col. Mike Hoare. At the close of 1960, the newly formed independent state of Katanga...