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Operation Neptune: The Inside Story of Naval Operations for the Normandy Landings 1944

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 Soldier's 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...


The 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...


The Fly by Nights: RAF Bomber Command Sorties 1944-45

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...


Number Seven Bomber Squadron RAF in World War II

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

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

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. Audrei Pogozhev

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...


The Adventures of Colonel Daffodil: Balkan Beginnings, Memorable Travels and Forgotten Conflicts

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

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...


Commandos: 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: Dramatic First Hand Accounts of British and Commonwealth Airmen in RAF Bomber Command in WW2

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

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...


Bomber Bases of World War 2: 1st Air Division 8th Air Force USAAF 1942-45: Flying Fortress Squadrons in Cambridgeshire-Bedfordshire-Essex-Hertfordshir

by Martin Bowman

As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. Constituted as the lst Bombardment Division...


100 Group (Bomber Support): RAF Bomber Command in World War II

by Martin Bowman

As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area - in this case Norfolk. The growing importance of the 'electronic war' in the air in 1943 caused the creation...


Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces: Air Support for SAS and Resistance Operations During WWII

by Dennis Williams

This is the history of two RAF squadrons who shared many tasks during WWII. Although there was a healthy rivalry between personnel serving on 190 and 620 Squadrons, there was also a deep sense of camaraderie...