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Ultra Goes to War

by Ronald Lewin

Ultra -- the code word for the greatest secret of World War II -- was the method by which the Allies intercepted German radio transmissions and broke their coded contents. But how was this information transmitted...


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...


Smashing the Atlantic Wall: The Destruction of Hitler's Coastal Fortresses

by Patrick Delaforce

In 1940 when Operation SEALION (invasion of the British mainland) was abandoned, Hitler ordered the building of a night defence system along 1,500 miles of coastline from Denmark to the Spanish border. He was...


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,...


One Boy's War

by Richard Hough

The author found the reality of the Second World War at first very different from the world of heroic Captain Ball V.C. It was all dirty blankets and Nissen hut obscenities. Then the golden doors miraculously...


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...


Nelson's Battles: The Triumph of British Seapower

by Nicholas Tracy

Horatio Nelson was a hero from the time when his dramatic initiative won the battle of St Vincent in 1797, while his last battle, at Trafalgar, reduced the enemy naval forces so thoroughly that they were no...


Marine From Mandalay

by James Leasor

This is the true story of a Royal Marine wounded by shrapnel in Mandalay in WW2 who undergoes a long solitary march to the Japanese through the whole of Burma and then finds his way back through India and back...


Leadership In Conflict

by Matthew Hughes & Matthew Seligmann

The First World War was a conflict in which personality and character mattered. Its course and outcome were decided by determined individuals who had to make momentous decisions in very trying circumstances....


The Last of the Bengal Lancers

by Francis Ingall

One of the last of the famed Bengal Lancers, Brigadier Ingall has spent most of his life in India and Pakistan. When he first went to India in 1929, all the officers were English and all the enlisted men were...


Friend or Foe: Friendly Fire at Sea 1939-1945

by Paul Kemp

During the Second World War, there were over 100 instances of naval engagements between ships, submarines and aircraft of the same side. In the past there has often been a reluctance by the authorities to admit...


Four Men Went to War

by Bruce Lewis

This book tells of the adventures of four men of different nationalities who found themselves caught up in the maelstrom of the Second World War.