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Heroic Option: The Irish in the British Army

by Desmond Bowen & Jean Bowen

It is a curious paradox that, while for many centuries there has been deep antagonism between the British and the Irish, the latter have fought the former's wars with exemplary courage and tenacity. This has...


For Love of Regiment: A History of British Infantry, Volume One, 1660-1914

by Charles Messenger

The author explains how the tradition of loyalty to the regiment has served the British Army so well over the past 350 years and, in his vivid description of some of the major campaigns in which it has fought,...


Dervish: The Rise and Fall of an African Empire

by Philip Warner

Dervish is the vivid and colourful story of one of the more remarkable episodes in the 'high Empire' period of British history. The Mahdi's rising in the Sudan in the 1880s starting as a localized Holy War against...


A Clear Premonition

by Sampson Lloyd & Raleigh Trevelyan

This is a collection of recently-discovered letters written home by Lt Timmy Lloyd during his brief service in Tuscany in 1943/44, before he was killed. The book also has a commentary by a friend, the historian...


The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War

by A.J. Baime

The story of the dramatic transformation of Detroit from "motortown" to the "arsenal of democracy," featuring Edsel Ford, who rebelled against his pacifist father, Henry Ford, to build the industrial miracle...


Women in Nazi Germany

by Jill Stephenson

 From images of jubilant mothers offering the Nazi salute, to Eva Braun and Magda Goebbels, women in Hitler's Germany and their role as supporters and guarantors of the Third Reich continue to exert a particular...


D-Day: Minute by Minute

by Jonathan Mayo

Told in a purely chronological style, this fascinating account vividly details the authentic stories of regular people caught up in the historical events of D-Day.

June 6, 1944 was a truly historic day, but it...


Will We See Tomorrow?: A German Cavalryman At War 1939-1942

by Max Kuhnert

It is a fact not generally remembered that most of the German Army of 1939-45, regarded as the most technologically advanced of its day, was horse-drawn. This is the memoir of Max Kuhnert who was a mounted cavalryman...


Voices in Flight

by Mauriel Joslyn & Anna Malinovska

Thanks to the foresight of the authors, Voices in Flight is a literary memorial to the hugely gallant men who fought their war in small dangerous and vulnerable aeroplanes. We hear told the stories and thoughts...


The U-Boat War: 1914-1918

by Edwyn A Gray

"2.20PM Directly in front of us I sighted four funnels and the masts of a passenger steamer at right angles to our course coming from the SW and going towards Galley Head. 3:10 PM Torpedo shot at a distance...


The Sterling Years: Small Arms and the Men

by James Edmiston

This is the story of the manufacture, development and usage of one of the most famous submachine Guns ever produced by a British Firm Designed at the end of WW2 it saw limited use on a trial basis, carried by...


The Kaiser's Battle

by Martin Middlebrook

At 9.30am on 21 March 1918, the last great battle of the First World War commenced when three German armies struck a massive blow against the weak divisions of the British Third and Fifth Armies. It was the...


The Fighting Captain

by Alan Burn

Captain F J Walker, RN, did more than any other man at sea to win the Battle of the Atlantic, a vicious and unrelenting struggle which Churchill described as the dominating factor throughout World War Two. He...


The Battles of St Albans

by Peter Burley, Michael Elliot & Harvey Watson

St Albans is unique in having been the site of two pivotal battles during the Wars of the Roses, yet this is the first book-length account to have been published. It offers a gripping account of the fighting,...


Suez: The Double War

by Roy Fullick & Geoffrey Powell

The events that followed President Nasser of Egypts nationalisation of the Suez Canal on 26 July 1956 were as dramatic as they were painful to Britains standing in the world. The authors of this fascinating...


Scarlet Lancers: The story of the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers 1689-1992

by James Lunt

The 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers have long had the reputation of being one of the most efficient, and at the same time one of the least flamboyant, of the British cavalry regiments. The regiment, as it exists...


Salerno 1943: The Allied Invasion of Italy

by Angus Konstam

In September 1943, in the first weeks of the Allied campaign to liberate Italy, an Anglo-American invasion force of over 80,000 men was nearly beaten back into the sea by the German defenders in a ferocious...


Riflemen Form: A Study of the Rifle Volunteer Movement 1859-1908

by Ian F. W. Beckett

Lt.-Gen. Sir Garnet Wolseley commented that history would record the formation of the Volunteers Movement as one of the most remarkable events in the century. In this study of the Rifle Volunteer Movement, the...


Recollections of Rifleman Bow

by Alex Bowlby

In 1944, having distinguished itself in the North Africa campaign, Rifleman Bowlby's battalion of Greenjackets was sent to Italy. But instead of being used in the specialised role for which it had been trained,...


No Picnic: A fully revised and updated new edition of the bestselling account of 3 Commando Brigade in the Falklands War, 1982

by Julian Thomson

Major General Julian Thompson first wrote No Picnic when the momentous events of April - June 1982 were fresh in his mind. As Commander of 3 Commando Brigade, he was at the heart of the planning and conduct...