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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...


Into Enemy Arms: The Remarkable True Story of a German Girl's Struggle Against Nazism, and Her Daring Escape With the Allied Airman She Loved

by Michael Hingston

Ditha Bruncel's detailed memory of living in Germany during the Second World War provides a rare, first-hand insight into the day-to-day struggle against Nazi oppression, when even small acts of defiance or...


Wolfpack Warriors: The Story of World War II's Most Successful Fighter Outfit

by Roger Freeman

In the later years of the Second World War Germany was subjected to a tremendous onslaught by the bomber commands of both the RAF and USAAF, as well as being assaulted by land. For these twin strategies to succeed...


The Spitfire Smiths: A Unique Story of Brothers in Arms

by Rod Smith

In late 2001 Rod Smith died tragically at his own hand, leaving behind a part-written autobiography and many notes. At the request of his family, his friend, the historian Christopher Shores, took on the task...


To Hell and Back: Experiences of Bomber Command at War

by Mel Rolfe

Following Looking into Hell, published in 1995, Mel Rolfe has researched another twenty stories of gallantry in World War Two.


Hell on Earth: Dramatic First Hand Experiences of Bomber Command at War

by Mel Rolfe

A collection of 20 true stories of bravery, survival, and good and bad luck, involving bomber command during World War II. The following extracts illustrate the drama in this book. 'It is believed that when...


Gunning for the Enemy: Wallace McIntosh  DFC and BAR, DFM

by Mel Rolfe

When the Bank of Scotland recently carried out a survey asking people to name Great Scots, 'Wallace McIntosh - War Hero' was chosen among such illustrious names as John Logie Baird, David Livingstone and Robert...


Tales of My Time

by Raymond Baxter

Raymond Baxter, WW2 fighter pilot, postwar radio and TV commentator at major events from motor races to great State occasions, was later the famous presenter of television's Tomorrow's World. Here he tells his...


Torpedo Leader

by Gibbs (Wing Commander) (DSO DFC & bar)

Written during the war without benefit of hindsight, this is a remarkable and valuable account. A very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustrations as...


D-Day Plus One: Shot Down and on the Run in France

by Frank "Dutch" Holland

The day after D-Day, the most momentous day of the Second World War, Frank Holland was an RAF pilot whose Typhoon aircraft had just been hit by German antiaircraft fire during a low flying attack on a marshaling...


Fortnight of Infamy: The Collapse of Allied Airpower West of Pearl Harbor

by John Burton

While America was preoccupied with the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, an even greater tragedy was unfolding across Southeast Asia. From Wake Island to Burma, the Empire of Japan opened the largest front in the history...


From Omaha Beach to Dawson's Ridge: The Combat Journal of Captain Joe Dawson

by Cole C. Kingseed

An infantry company commander in the U.S. Army's heralded 1st Infantry Division, Capt. Joseph Turner Dawson led his men through some of the most brutal battles of World War II. From the invasion of North Africa...


Gators of Neptune: Naval Amphibious Planning for the Normandy Invasion

by Christopher D. Yung

A research analyst for the Center for Naval Analyses offers a rare historical account of the Royal and U.S. Navies' involvement in one of the greatest amphibious assaults of modern history. It is a story of...


War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945

by Edward S. Miller

Based on twenty years of research in formerly secret archives, this book reveals for the first time the full significance of War Plan Orange--the U.S. Navy's strategy to defeat Japan, forumulated over the forty...


Unconditional Democracy: Education and Politics in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

by Toshio Nishi

The difficult mission of a regime change: Toshio Nishi gives an account of how America converted the Japanese mindset from war to peace following World War II.


Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt-Truman Era

by Neil A. Wynn

The Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt-Truman Era examines significant individuals, organizations, and events in American political, economic, social, and cultural history between 1933 and 1953. This was...