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Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea': The Story of 835 Naval Air Squadron in the Second World War

by E.E. Barringer

This is the story of 835 Naval Air Squadron as told by one of its surviving officers. It tells the story of the outstanding fleets of flying and the importance of the Merchant Navy in the Second World War.


A Spy's London

by Roy Berkeley

A different kind of tour guide, to 136 sites in London associated with spies and spycatchers in the last century of English history.


Great Battles of the Hellenistic World

by Joseph Pietrykowski

For almost two centuries the Macedonian phalanx, created by Philip II and refined by his son, Alexander the Great, dominated the battlefields of the ancient world from the sweltering riverbanks of India to the...


Finding Foxholes: A World War II Infantry Route, Then . . . and 48 Years Later

by Faye Berger & Russel Albrecht

"When you start reading Finding Foxholes, you will not be able to lay the book down. Faye Berger weaves history, the present, and the future together in a most fascinating way. War is different now. The causes...


The Politics of War Memory in Japan: Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War

by Kamila Szczepanska

Since the 1990s, questions of Japanese wartime conduct, apologies for aggression, and compensation to former victims of the country's imperial policies, have been brought to the fore of national and regional...


South Pacific Cauldron: World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds

by Alan Rems

The war in the South Pacific in its entirety has remained remarkably neglected by historians. This is the first comprehensive narrative history covering all land, sea and air operations in the theater to the...


The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942

by Nigel Hamilton

A closeup, in-the-room look at how FDR took masterful command and control of the Second World War, from wresting key decisions away from Churchill and his own generals, to launching the first successful trial...


The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach: D-Day, the US Rangers, and the Untold Story of Maisy Battery

by Gary Sterne

The Rangers’ mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and break out inland. Simultaneously, other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the ostensibly huge...


Douglas Haig: Diaries & Letters 1861 - 1914

by Douglas Scott

As a young officer in the prestigious 21st Lancers (motto 'Death or Glory') Douglas Haig played a leading role in Kitchener's bold expedition which ended in the defeat of the Khalifa of Sudan at Omdurman. He...


Churchill and the Admirals

by Stephen Roskill

Winston Churchill enjoyed two stints as First Lord of the Admiralty, at the start of the First World War and at the start of the Second. He retained close interest in naval matters, especially as the defeat...


Cawnpore & Lucknow: A Tale of Two Sieges- Indian Mutiny

by Donald Richards

Following the May 1857 uprising by sepoys in Meerut and Delhi, the whole future of the British Raj was in the balance. Nowhere was this better demonstrated than at Lucknow and Cawnpore. At the latter a garrison...


The Burma Air Campaign: 1941-1945

by Michael Pearson

The scene is set with an overview of the respective states of the RAF and Japanese Airforce, and an explanation of how the American Volunteer Group (The Flying Tigers) came to be in China. There is a concise...


Conflict in the Crimea: British Redcoats on Russian Soil

by Donald Richards

The author relies to a great extent on contemporary accounts of a large number of British men - and women - who were unwittingly caught up in this appalling war. As well as surviving the efforts of their determined...


Arnhem

by R E Urquhart

Major-General Urquhart commanded the 1st British Airborne Division in Operation Market Garden, the greatest airbone assault of World War II, the struggle to capture Arnhem and win control of the bridge across...


Earl Bathurst and British Empire

by Neville Thompson

Earl Bathurst arguably exerted greater influence on the establishment and consolidation of the British Empire than any other single individual. In writing this highly authoritative work, Professor Thompson had...


Despatches From The Crimea

by William Russell

William Russell's despatches to The Times revolutionised war reporting, and hence the public's perception of war. Each piece was written with a bludgeoning honesty, a refusal to compromise and with the meticulous...


Ancient Weapons in Britain

by Logan Thompson

Few accounts of ancient warfare have looked at how the weapons were made and how they were actually used in combat. Logan Thompson's pioneering survey traces the evolution of weapons in Britain across 3000 years,...


Alarm Starboard!: A Remarkable True Story of the War at Sea

by Geoffrey Brooke

The Author's naval war experiences make the most exciting reading. After being mined on the battleship Nelson in 1939, he served on the Prince of Wales, during the Bismarck action, witnessing the sinking of...


The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

by Thaddeus Holt

In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into...


The New York Times Book of World War II 1939-1945: The Coverage from the Battlefield to the Home Front

by The New York Times, Richard Overy & Tom Brokaw

The New York Times printed more words on World War II than any other newspaper and had more than 160 correspondents worldwide reporting on the war. Now, for the first time, The New York Times Complete World...