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Bader's Last Fight: An In-Depth Investigation of a Great WWII Mystery

by Andy Saunders

On 9th August 1941 one of the greatest icons of the Second World War, Douglas Bader, was shot down, captured and later incarcerated. But by whom, and how? Was it by one of his deadly German opponents, as Douglas...


From North Africa to the Arakan: The Engrossing Memoir of WWII Spitfire Ace Alan McGregor Peart DFC, RNZAF

by Alan Peart

Alan Peart was born in Nelson, New Zealand. Joining 610 Squadron on completion of training, he served against the Germans and then the Japanese. Operating from 'Broadway' airstrip, his was the only spitfire...


Park: The Biography of Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park, GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCL

by Vincent Orange

If ever any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I don't believe it is realized how much that one man, with his leadership, his calm judgement and his skill, did to save not only this country, but the...


Separate Little War: The Banff Coastal Command Strike Wing Versus the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe 1944-1945

by Andrew Bird

Every day for nine months from September 1944 to the end of the war, young British, Commonwealth and Norwegian airmen flew from Banff aerodrome in northern Scotland in their Mosquitoes and Beaufighters to target...


Stapme: The Biography of Squadron Leader Basil Gerald Stapleton DFC, Dutch Flying Cross

by David Ross

Gerald Stapleton was born in Durban, South Africa in 1920. In January 1939 he took up a short service commission in the RAF and eventually joined 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron in December 1939, prior to becoming...


Hornchurch Offensive: The Definitive Account of the RAF Fighter Airfield, Its Pilots, Groundcrew and Staff: 1941 to the Airfield's Final Closure

by Richard Smith

Volume Two of this fascinating study of an airfield and its pilots starts just after the Battle of Britain when Hornchurch was at the forefront in taking the fight to the enemy, being heavily involved in the...


Shot Down in Flames: A World War II Fighter Pilot's Remarkable Tale of Survival

by Geoffrey Page

During the Battle of Britain, Geoffrey Page was shot down into the English Channel, causing him to suffer severe burns. This autobiography tells of his wartime exploits and the effect of his injuries, as well...


Collecting Colditz: A Unique Pictorial Record of Life Behind the Walls

by Michael Booker

Over forty years of research has resulted in this exceptional photographic history of life within Colditz Castle, the infamous Second World War prisoner of war camp in Germany, which housed such illustrious...


Air War for Burma: The Concluding Volume of The Bloody Shambles Series. The Allied Air Forces Fight Back in South-East Asia 1942-1945

by Christopher Shores

In his monumental work Bloody Shambles, Volume Two, Christopher Shores described in detail the British retreat out of Burma, culminating at the end of May 1942. The monsoon then brought operations on land and...


Heroic Endeavour: The Remarkable Story of One Pathfinder Force Attack, a Victoria Cross and 206 Brave Men

by Sean Feast

It is 23rd December 1944 and a heroic yet dreadful action is about to take place over Cologne, involving the bravest of the brave - The Pathfinder Force. In the log book of one of that force, Flight Sergeant...


Air Battle for Dunkirk: 26 May - 3 June 1940

by Norman Franks

'Where is the RAF?' was the oft-quoted question asked by soldiers waiting on the beach at Dunkirk, to where they had retreated following the German blitzkrieg through northern France, and where they were now...


Richard Hillary: The Definitive Biography of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot and Author of the Last Enemy

by David Ross

Richard Hillary was born in Australia in 1919 and brought up in England. Oxford educated, he was a writer foremost who was also a fighter pilot. When World War Two came he joined 603 Sqn and became an ace in...


Lancaster Down!: The Extraordinary Tale of Seven Young Bomber Aircrew at War

by Steve Darlow

The grandfather of the author was a pilot in a squadron made up of Britons and Canadians. The story of this crew, from 1942 onwards, is so special because, collectively, they experienced everything possible:...


Five of the Few

by Steve Darlow

Churchill's 'Few' will forever be remembered by history as men who thwarted the seemingly invincible German war machine, when all seemed lost. They countered the full force of the Luftwaffe in the daylight battles...


Hurricanes over Singapore: RAF, RNZAF AND NEI FIGHTERS IN ACTION AGAINST THE JAPANESE OVER THE ISLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES, 1942

by Brian Cull

Hurricanes over Singapore is the companion volume to the successful Buffaloes over Singapore published in 2003. It continues the story of the RAF's gallant but futile attempt to stop the might of the Japanese...


Spreading My Wings: One of Britain's Top Women Pilots Tells Her Remarkable Story from Pre-war Flying to Breaking the Sound Barrier

by Diana Walker

The daughter of millionaire racing driver, Woolf Barnato, and granddaughter of Barney Barnato who cofounded the De Beers mining company, by 1936 Diana had had enough of her affluent, chaperoned existence and...


Life's Too Short to Cry: The Inspirational Memoir of an Ace Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot

by Tim Vigors

It is not often that a remarkable gem of a manuscript is uncovered and published. Geoffrey Wellum's First Light was one example. The memoir of Timothy Ashmead Vigors is another. Born in Hatfield but raised in...


Bomber Boys

by Mel Rolfe

Three weeks after Stirling air gunner Doug Fry was reported missing over Germany his mother was still clinging to the vain hope that he was alive. Then a neighbour said she had seen him in the cinema just down...


Down to Earth: A Fighter Pilot's Experiences of Surviving Dunkirk, The Battle of Britain, Dieppe and D-Day

by Kenneth Butterworth McGlashan

In Down to Earth, Squadron Leader McGlashan reflects honestly on his enthralling and diverse RAF career, one that began with the rag and tube of Hawker biplanes in 1939 and closed in the jet era of the late...


Slessor: Bomber Champion: The Life of Marshal of the RAF Sir John Slessor, GCB, DSO, MC

by Vincent Orange

Born in India into a family of soldiers and diplomats, Slessor made the first aerial attack on a Zeppelin and went on to serve in the Middle East over the Western Front in World War I; and postwar on the North-West...