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Clydebank Battlecruisers: Forgotten Photographs from John Brown's Shipyard

by Ian Johnston

Between 1906 and 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons built five battlecruisers, each one bigger than the last, culminating in the mighty Hood, the largest warship of her day. If Tiger is regarded...


Captain Cook's War & Peace: The Royal Navy Years 1755-1768

by John Robson

Why was James Cook chosen to lead the Endeavour expedition to the Pacific in 1768? As this new book shows, by that date he had become supremely and uniquely qualified for the exacting tasks of exploration. This...


The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy's Most Powerful Strike Force

by David Hobbs

In August 1944 the British Pacific Fleet did not exist. Six months later it was strong enough to launch air attacks on Japanese territory, and by the end of the war it constituted the most powerful force in...


Captain's Wife

by Abby Jane Morrell

During the nineteenth century it became increasingly common for merchant service masters to take their wives to sea, particularly in the whaling industry, where voyages of 2-3 years were not uncommon. Reflecting...


Statebuilding and Intervention: Policies, Practices and Paradigms

by David Chandler

This edited book sets out and engages with some of the key policies, practices and paradigms of external intervention in the case of state support and reconstruction.

Many assumptions about statebuilding have been...


Personalities, War and Diplomacy: Essays in International History

by T.G. Otte & C. Pagedas

Combines essays on the "personality dimension" in the 19th and 20th century international history, placing in a proper historical perspective the impact of individual diplomats, politicians and military strategists...


Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years

by Ron Capps

For more than a decade, Ron Capps, serving as both a senior military intelligence officer and as a Foreign Service officer for the U.S. Department of State, was witness to war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and genocide....


US Marine Corps Fighter Squadrons of World War II

by Barrett Tillman

The classic 1951 movie Flying Leathernecks starring John Wayne immortalized the USMC pilots who had fought in the skies over Guadalcanal and the Solomons.

The US Marine Corps has a long and proud heritage of...


The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (1): Nationalist Forces

by Alejandro Quesada & Stephen Walsh

The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist...


Trench: A History of Trench Warfare on the Western Front

by Stephen Bull

'Going up Beek trench on a dark night was no picnic. You started along a long narrow alley winding uphill, your hands feeling the slimy sandbag walls, your feet wary for broken duck boards; now and again a hot,...


Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD: 1st Century AD

by Lindsay Powell & Peter Dennis

From the annals of Tacitus we get a one-sided vision of the Romano-Germanic wars. More recent scholarship, including Osprey's Teutoburg Forest Campaign book, paints a more balanced picture. Yet, there's still...


Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II: PPD-40, PPSh-41 and PPS

by Chris McNab & Steve Noon

The Russian PPD-40, PPSh-41, and PPS family of SMGs were a key part of Soviet infantry assault doctrine in World War II and beyond.

Featuring expert analysis and an array of specially commissioned full-color...


Medium Mark A Whippet

by David Fletcher & Henry Morshead

This title looks at the Medium Mark A Whippet, one of the most successful British tanks of World War I and, when placed alongside existing titles covering the Mark I, Mark IV and Mark V, completes the New Vanguard...


Morane-Saulnier MS.406 Aces

by Kari Stenman & Chris Davey

French World War II fighter design was cut short by the fall of France, but the MS.406 also saw service in Vichy French colonies and Finland.

The MS.406 was an important aircraft not only because it was built...


Companion to the Anglo-Zulu War

by Ian Knight

The Anglo-Zulu War was a defining episode in British imperial history, and it is still a subject of intense interest. The Zulu victory at Isandlwana, the heroic British defence of Rorke's Drift and the eventual...


British Battalions in France & Belgium: 1914

by Ray Westlake

The author has painstakingly compiled a comprehensive compendium of the exact movements of every regiment involved on the various battlefields in France and Flanders during World War One.


2nd Air Division Air Force USAAF 1942-45: Liberator Squadrons in Norfolk and Suffolk

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 and Suffolk. The Second Air Division's first bombing mission was flown on November...


Wounds in the Middle Ages

by Anne Kirkham & Cordelia Warr

This book focuses on the representation, perception and treatment of wounds in the Middle Ages. Contributors situate wounds within the context of religious belief before turning to theory, symbolism, and more...


The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

by Thaddeus Holt

In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into...


The Myth of the Great War

by Ltd. Literary Agency East, John Mosier & Literary Group International

Based on previously unused French and German sources, this challenging and controversial new analysis of the war on the Western front from 1914 to 1918 reveals how and why the Germans won the major battles with...