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Spitfire Dive-Bombers versus the V2

by Bill Simpson

On 8 September 1944 the first of over 1,000 V2 missiles aimed at southern England exploded in west London. It had been launched from a wooded street corner in Den Haag in the Netherlands. Fighter Command was...


Sailor in the Air: The Memoirs of the World's First Carrier Pilot

by Richard Bell Davies

Richard Bell Davies was one of the most important characters in the history of naval aviation. Despite a traditional naval education - he was among the last cadets to be trained under sail - he was quick to...


Red Road From Stalingrad: Recollections of a Soviet Infantryman

by Mansur Abdulin & Artem Drabkin

Mansur Abdulin fought in the front ranks of the Soviet infantry against the German invaders at Stalingrad, Kursk and on the banks of the Dnieper. This is his extraordinary story. His vivid inside view of a ruthless...


Operation Epsom: VIII British Corps vs 1st SS Panzerkorps

by Major Tim Saunders

Operation EPSOM was Montgomerys third attempt to take the city of Caen, which was a key British D-Day objective. This book takes us through the actions in vivid detail. Delayed by a storm, the attack, designed...


Last Days of the Reich: The Diary of Count Folke Bernadotte

by Count Folke Bernadotte

Count Folke Bernadotte was one of those rare figures in war ' a man trusted by both sides alike. Shortly before the war ended, Bernadotte was the leader of a rescue operation to transfer western European inmates...


The Joyous Patriot: The Life and Letters of Sir Ralph Verney

by David Verney

Ralph Verney was born in 1879. His grandfather, Sir Harry Verne, had married as his second wife, Parthenope, Sister of Florence Nightingale, who was Ralph's Godmother. In 1900 he joined the Riffle Brigade and...


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

The last untold story of the First World War: the fortunes and fates of 170,000 British soldiers captured by the enemy.

On capture, British officers and men were routinely told by the Germans 'For you the war...


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

by Max Arthur

How the men and women of Britain found 'the road home' after the Great War. From the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of THE LOST POST.

11am, 11.11.1918: the war is finally over.

After four long years Britain...


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...


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...