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Business History: Selected Readings

by Kenneth. A. Tucker

First Published in 1977. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Silent Hunters: German U-boat Commanders of World War II

by Theodore P. Savas

When World War II erupted across Europe in 1939, Germany knew it could not hope to compete with the Royal Navy in a head-to-head naval war. Left with no viable alternatives, the U-Bootwaffe wagered everything...


An Inoffensive Rearmament: The Making of the Postwar Japanese Army

by Frank Kowalski & Robert D. Eldridge

Colonel Frank Kowalski served as the Chief of Staff of the American military advisory group that helped establish the National Police Reserve, the predecessor to the Japan Self-Defense Forces, and provided daily...


Armies of Bismarck's Wars: The Army of Prussia-History, Uniforms and Equipment, 1860-1867

by Bruce Basset Powell

On July 3rd, 1866 a Prussian army overwhelmed and defeated an Austrian army near the fortress city of Königgrätz in a bloody battle that lasted all day. At a stroke, the foremost power in Germany and central...


The Complete Blue Max: A Chronological Record of the Holders of the Pour le Mérite, Prussia's Highest Military Order, from 1740 to 1918

by Kevin Brazier

Hermann Göring, Erwin Rommel, Manfred von Richthofen, Paul von Hindenburg, Helmuth von Moltke, Ernst Junger, Max Immelmann - they were among the most famous individuals to be awarded the Kingdom of Prussia's...


Freedom in the Air: A Czech Flyer and his Aircrew Dog

by Hamish Ross

This biography tells of the life of a Czech airman who escapes from the Nazi invasion, fights with the French and finally arrives in Britain to fly as an air-gunner with the RAF during World War II. He returns...


Tumult in the Clouds: Stories from the South African Air Force 1920-2010

by Dean Wingrin

The South African Air Force (SAAF), formed on 1 February 1920, is the second oldest air force in the Commonwealth. The air arm played a major role in securing victory for the Allies during the Second World War,...


Crack Hardy: From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, The True Story of Three Australian Brothers at War

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Dando-Collins adroitly interweaves a compelling family history with the broader canvas of the Anzacs. Crack Hardy is a fine and important book. This is the true story of three Australian soldiers, the Searle...


On Laughter-Silvered Wings: The Story of Lt. Col. E.T (Ted) Strever D.F.C

by Gail Strever-Morkel

This well written and thoroughly researched biographical account of the life and times of a South African WW2 pilot (the author's father) is sure to appeal widely. The story is by necessity highly personal,...


The Defence of the Dardanelles: From Bombards to Battleships

by Michael Forrest

The Straits of Dardanelles that separates Europe and Asia Anatolia, were fortified in the 15th century with massive bronze bombards and history has proved that unwelcome ships have to run a formidable gauntlet....


1 Group: Swift to Attack: Bomber Command's Unsung Heroes

by Patrick Otter

Following the recent unveiling of the monument to Bomber Command in London's Green Park, the publication of this lovingly crafted account of the exploits of oft-overlooked 1 Group is set to be a timely one....


Voices in Flight: The Fleet Air Arm: Recollections from Formation to Cold War

by Malcolm Smith

The author Malcolm Smith has been the Editor of Jabberwock, the bi-annual journal of the Fleet Air Arm Museum, for two years and has inherited the complete archive of editions dating back to the formation of...


The Counter Terrorist Manual: A Practical Guide to Elite International Units

by Leroy Thompson

In the past thirty-five years, counter-terrorist units have been deployed to deal with airplane, ship, train, and bus hijackings. They have rescued hostages in various types of buildings and have dealt with...


Air-Launched Doodlebugs: The Forgotten Campaign

by Peter Smith

The V 1, or 'Doodlebug' or 'Flying-bomb' came into use in June 1944 and, together with the V 2 Rocket, was Hitler's final hope in face of the advancing Allied forces sweeping across Europe towards Germany. Of...


Northrop Flying Wings

by Graham Simons

Jack Northrop's flying wings - or to give them their more correct title, all wing aircraft - were some of the most spectacular, graceful and elegant flying machines ever to grace the skies. A design as aeronautically...


Monitors of the Royal Navy: How the Fleet Brought the Big Guns to Bear

by Jim Crossley

Monitor warships mounted the biggest guns ever deployed by the Royal Navy, and played an undeniably important part in Allied efforts during World War One and Two. They were built as cheap "disposable" ships...


Borneo Boys: RAF Helicopter Pilots in Action - Indonesia Confrontation 162-66

by Roger Annett

The author, Roger Annett, experienced first-hand the events detailed here. Flying with 215 Squadron, and co-piloting Argosy transport aircraft deep over Malayan jungle terrain from 1963 to 65, he is well placed...


The Military in British India: The Development of British Land Forces in South Asia 1600-1947

by T A Heathcote

T.A. Heathcote's study of the conflicts that established British rule in South Asia, and of the military's position in the constitution of British India, is a classic work in the field. By placing these conflicts...


British Warships 1860-1906: A Photographic Record

by Nicholas Dingle

Illustrated with 200 official admiralty photographs, many of them previously unpublished, this book traces the development of Royal Naval ship design in a period of immense change. Opening with the Crimean War,...


Carriers at War: 1939-1945

by Adrian Stewart

The Author begins this fascinating book by tracing aircraft carrier development between the Wars. Eschewed by the Germans and Italians and with Britain squandering her early lead, the Americans and Japanese...