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Operation Varsity: The British and Canadian Airborne Crossing of the Rhine

by Tim Saunders

In Spring 1945 the outcome of the war was ritually certain but the mighty River Rhine still stood in the way of the Allies. Eisenhower's strategy was to guarantee a crossing in the Ruhr area by allocating the...


Red Sky in the Morning: The Battle of the Barants Sea 1942

by Michael Pearson

The Arctic convoys that sailed through the cold malevolent waters of the Barents Sea ran the gauntlet of German air and sea attacks as they struggled to transport vital supplies to Britain's Russian allies....


North-West Aircraft Wrecks: New Insights into Dramatic Last Flights

by Nick Wotherspoon

This is a different approach to Aviation Archaeology. The book includes 18 crash sites and each chapter includes a description of how the incident occurred and the reasons behind the crash. Copious notes then...


Operation Neptune

by BB Schofield

In this timeless book, Vice Admiral Schofield describes the great events of June 1944 which, as Captain of HMS Dryad, the Royal Naval shore establishment which housed General Dwight Eisenhower's Supreme Allied...


Monty's Highlanders: 51st Highland Division in the Second World War

by Patrick Delaforce

The 51st Highland Division was the most famous infantry division that fought with the British Army in WW2. It was the only infantry division in the armies of the British Empire that accompanied Monty from during...


In Action With the Sas: A Soldiers Odyssey from Dunkirk to Berlin

by Roy Close

Roy Close's wartime experiences make breathtaking reading. Mobilized in 1939 he became part of the BEF and was fortunate to avoid death or captivity during the German blitzkrieg and escape through Dunkirk. Sent...


Campaigns of Alexander of Tunis 1940 - 1945

by Adrian Stewart

Alex, as he was known whether by Prime Ministers or the rank-and-file, was a legendary figure. A hero from the Great War he saw active service in Russia in 1919 - 20 and against the Pathans on the North West...


Fly By Nights: Navigating RAF Lancasters in 1944 -5

by Donald Feesey

At the age of eighteen Don Feesey volunteered for pilot training with the RAF. Having almost completed his course to become a fighter pilot, an eye problem was detected and he was switched to navigational training....


Operation Mercury: The Fall of Crete 1941

by John Sadler

Unlike the few other books written on the catastrophic fall of Crete in May 1941, this book concentrates on the military actions between the first German paratroop landing on 20 May and the final defeat and...


Bomber Squadron No 7: The World War II Record

by Tom Docherty

This is the story of one of the RAF's oldest and most distinguished heavy bomber squadrons in WW2, although an outline history of the unit since it was formed in WW1 and its post-war history are included. It...


Cherbourg: Battleground WW2

by Andrew Rawson

Following the landings in Normandy, one of the Allies main concerns was how to supply the expanding beachhead. Having cut off the Cotentin peninsula, General Bradley turned his attentions to the port of Cherbourg,...


In Presence of My Foes: From Calais to Colditz via the Polish Underground - The Travels and Travails of a POW

by Gris Davies-Scourfield

This is a wartime escape memoir that ranks with the finest. Seriously wounded and captured at Calais, the Author recovered to escape from his POW camp in a load of rubbish. He was on the run thanks to the Polish...


Flying in Defiance of the Reich: A Lancaster Pilot's Rites of Passage

by Peter Russell

This is the vivid memoir of a man who was twenty-one at the outbreak of World War II. Having joined the RAFVR before the war, he was mobilized in August 1939 and after training became operational on 233 Squadron...


Escape From Auschwitz

by Andrey Pogozhev

On 6 November 1942 70 captured Red Army soldiers staged an extraordinary mass escape from Auschwitz. Among these men was prisoner number 1418 Andrey Pogozhev. He survived, and this is his story. Pogozhev was...


Constant Vigilance: The RAF Regiment in the Burma Campaign

by Nigel Warwick

The RAF Regiment was created in the early years of World War II for the active dedicated defense of RAF airfields and installations. This book concerns the Regiments operational history in South-east Asia Command...


Adventures of Colonel Daffodil

by Roy Redgrave

Major General Sir Roy Redgrave has enjoyed an unusual, some might say eccentric, life. Born into the same family as the well known actors, he was brought up in Romania as part of a thriving international community...


Anzio: Italy 1944

by Ian Blackwell

In an attempt to outflank the German Gustav Line running across Italy, Operation SHINGLE was launched on January 22nd 1944. Achieving complete surprise, the Allies made a successful landing at Anzio, but paused...


Operation Chariot - The Raid on St Nazaire

by Jon Cooksey

By March 1942, mainland France had been under German occupation for almost two years. Every month that passed saw Germany bolster her defences against an expected allied invasion. Every month that passed saw...


Flying into the Flames of Hell: Flying with Bomber Command in World War II

by Martin Bowman

The book contains twenty-three stirring accounts of what life flying as air-crew in World War Two was really like. The writers are a mixed bunch of pilots, navigators and gunners who flew medium and heavy bombers...


Fort Eben Emael 1940

by Tim Saunders

The seizure of the Belgian fortress stronghold at Eban Emael by German Airborne and Special Forces was the dramatic opening shot in the Nazis' devastating May 1940 offensive. Codenamed Operation GRANITE, it...