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SBAC Farnborough: A History

Product no.: 978-1-78155-238-4

Farnborough is best known for its experiments and development of aircraft. After the war, it played host to a considerable variety of aircraft, including a number of captured Axis types.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 132 black-and-white photographs

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Chillingham: Its Cattle, Castle and Church

Product no.: 978-1-78155-522-4

Its location not only contributed to some of the best archaeology in Northumberland, but also a herd of wild white cattle unique in the history of the natural world, immortalised in songs, books and art.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 224 pages - 200 colour photographs and illustrations

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The Worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson: The Story Behind International Rescue

Product no.: 978-1-78155-504-0

The amazing story behind the Gerry and Sylvia Anderson SF classics that have thrilled generations.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 240 pages - 41 colour illustrations

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Voices from the Arctic Convoys

Product no.: 978-1-78155-284-1


A unique record of the experiences from veterans of the Arctic convoys during the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 93 b/w photographs

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The Phantom in Focus: A Navigator’s Eye on Britain’s Cold War Warrior

Product no.: 978-1-78155-048-9

The story of the original multi-role combat jet aircraft and world’s leading distributor of MiG parts: A tribute to its record of 280 MiG kills.

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Bismarck and Hood: The Battle of the Denmark Strait – A Technical Analysis for a New Perspective

Product no.: 978-1-78155-231-5


A detailed and revolutionary technical analysis of the epic battle between HMS Hood and Bismarck.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 184 pages • 69 b/w and 16 colour illustrations

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Rare Birds: Forgotten Aircraft of the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-524-8

The hidden story of forgotten aircraft of the Second World War from all fighting nations.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 224 pages - 44 black-and-white and 34 colour photographs

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Fighters Over the Falklands: Defending the Islanders’ Way of Life

Product no.: 978-1-78155-222-3


A British task force defeated Argentinean forces in 1982. However, by 1987, the RAF was defending the Falklands from invasion with just four jet fighters, five aircrews and fifty-five personnel.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 256 pages • 50 b/w photographs

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Sino-Japanese Air War 1937-1945: The Longest Struggle

Product no.: 978-1-78155-536-1

The Sino-Japanese conflict was the longest struggle of the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 224 pages - 29 black-and-white photographs

 

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Pop Pickers and Music Vendors: David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, John Peel, Tommy Vance and Roger Scott

Product no.: 978-1-78155-544-6

David Jacobs, Alan Freeman, John Peel, Tommy Vance and Roger Scott were five of the greatest British disc jockeys of the last 60 years, all passionate about the music they presented: Jacobs the easy listening maestro; Freeman the pop-picker; Peel the alternative scene champion; Vance the lover of hard rock; and Scott an eclectic mix of genres. 

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 160 pages - 36 black-and-white photographs

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Alfred: Queen Victoria’s Second Son

Product no.: 978-1-78155-319-0

A biography of Alfred (1844-1900), second son of Queen Victoria, created Duke of Edinburgh and later Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 192 pages • 70 b/w photographs and illustrations

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Silver: The Spy Who Fooled the Nazis

Product no.: 978-1-78155-371-8

The untold story of the war’s only quintuple spy. Working for Britain and Russia, he defrauded the Nazis of £2.5 million.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 336 pages - 32 black-and-white photographs

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KEKs and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915–1916

Product no.: 978-1-78155-223-0

The history of Germany’s first fighter aces and units in the First World War.
234 x 156 mm • hardback • 256 pages • 200 b/w photographs

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Agnetha Fältskog: The Girl with the Golden Hair

Product no.: 978-1-78155-521-7

The incredible story of one of the most successful and enigmatic performers in the last fifty years of popular music.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 208 pages - 26 colour photographs

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Dallas Fifty Years On: The Murder of John F. Kennedy

Product no.: 978-1-62545-001-2

The untold story of the JFK assassination in 1963 and what the US Government does not want you to know.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 32 b/w and 24 colour photographs

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Sawney Bean: Disecting the Legent of the Scottish Cannibal

Product no.: 978-1-78155-367-1

This legend of 16th Century Scotland has resonated down the Centuries in literature and film - this unique book discusses the case that began that myth for the first time.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 32 b/w illustrations

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Redhead with Fire in his Boots: My Life in Rugby

Product no.: 978-1-78155-182-0

The gripping autobiography of one of the best known names in 1960s Rugby League.
234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 40 b/w photographs

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Agatha Christie: The Disappearing Novelist

Product no.: 978-1-78155-262-9


When Agatha Christie, the so-called ‘Queen of Crime’, disappeared from her home in Sunningdale in Berkshire for eleven days on 3 December 1927, the whole nation held its breath.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 176 pages • 24 b/w photographs
 

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A Tiger Rose Out of Georgia: The First Black Middleweight Champion of the World

Product no.: 978-1-78155-270-4


The forgotten story of Theodore “Tiger” Flowers, the first black middleweight champion of the world.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 232 pages • 24 b/w photographs

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Tempsford Academy: Churchill's and Roosevelt's Secret Airfield

Product no.: 978-1-78155-003-8


The dramatic account of American secret agents trained in England at RAF Tempsford to be parachuted behind enemy lines.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 160 pages • 20 b/w photographs

 

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Wine, Women and Song: A Spitfire Pilot's Story

Product no.: 978-1-78155-035-9

A unique insight into the experiences of Kiwi Spitfire pilot Doug Brown based on war letters home and reminiscences in combat.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 368 pages • 200 b/w photographs

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Mount of Aces: The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a

Product no.: 978-1-78155-115-8


Although the fictional hero Biggles flew a Sopwith Camel over the trenches during the First World War, Britain’s top-scoring aces preferred the S.E.5a.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 160 pages • 120 b/w photographs

 

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The Apache in European Service

Product no.: 978-1-78155-444-9

The Apache is Europe’s primary attack helicopter and backbone for the Army Air Corps.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 96 pages - 164 colour photographs

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Merseyrail Electric

Product no.: 978-1-78155-513-2

Scenes from the busy third rail suburban network serving a famous and diverse part of north-west England.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 96 pages - 152 colour photographs

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Charles Dicken: A Pictorial Biography of the World’s Greatest Storyteller

Product no.: 978-1-78155-278-0

A beautiful and pictorial tribute to England’s legendary wordsmith.
234 x 156 mm • paperback • 96 pages • 160 black and white photographs

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The Bad Boy: Bert Hall, Aviator and Mercenary of the Skies

Product no.: 978-1-78155-130-1


This is the first definitive biography of the rogue aviator Bert Hall of the Lafayette Escadrille, a French fighter squadron during the First World War.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 192 pages • 16 b/w photographs

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South Yorkshire People and Coal: The Gallant Struggle and Final Decline

Product no.: 978-1-78155-060-1


An illustrated history of the mining industry in South Yorkshire, showing vividly the extent to which communities relied upon coal, and their desperation when the industry was taken from them.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 176 pages • 83 b/w photographs

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Jasper: The Tudor Kingmaker

Product no.: 978-1-78155-390-9

The first proper academic biography of Jasper Tudor, the architect of the victory at Bosworth and thus the Tudor dynasty.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 224 pages - 30 b/w illustrations

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B-24 Bridge Busters: RAF Liberators over Burma

Product no.: 978-1-78155-519-4

The American B-24 Liberators flown by RAF and Commonwealth aircrews against the Japanese in Burma.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 208 pages - 37 black-and-white photographs

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Tales from the Control Tower

Product no.: 978-1-78155-041-0

Fascinating autobiographical anecdotes from a young air force man of the ’60s and ’70s.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 35 b/w illustrations

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Feldpost: The War Letters of Friedrich Reiner Niemann - A German Soldier on the Eastern Front

Product no.: 978-1-62545-015-9

The war letters of a German soldier on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 256 pages - 32 black-and-white photographs

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The Junkers Ju 52 Story

Product no.: 978-1-78155-515-6

The complete history of the Junkers Ju 52/3m in civil and military service around the world since 1930.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 272 pages - 115 black-and-white and 43 colour photographs

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My Target Was Leningrad - V Force: Preserving our Democracy

Product no.: 978-1-78155-181-3

A fascinating and chilling account of the Cold War by an RAF pilot who was to drop the bomb on Russia.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 208 pages - 112 black-and-white and 32 colour photographs

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The Unusual and the Unexpected on British Railways: A Chronology of Unlikely Events 1948-1968

Product no.: 978-1-78155-234-6


A record of a host of improbable events, nationally, including some contemporary photographs. The surprises are many and varied!

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 320 pages • 92 b/w photographs

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Toronto Streetcars Serve the City

Product no.: 978-1-6254502-8-9


Toronto, located in southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario serving as Canada's commercial capital and largest city, has the most extensive trolley car system in North America. Electric trolley car (also known as street car) service began in Toronto in 1892 replacing horse drawn service by 1894. Toronto has been consistently noted for its well maintained system.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 128 pages • 234 colour photographs

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Bismarck: The Pride of the German Navy

Product no.: 978-1-78155-039-7


The first book to cover all aspects of the Bismarck through text, photos, maps, illustrations, technical details and crew lists.
297 x 210 mm • hardback • 368 pages • 330 black and white and 50 colour photographs and illustrations

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From War to Peace: A Photographer’s View of British Aviation during the 1940s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-331-2

One man’s photographic record of the British aviation scene during wartime and the immediate post-war period of the 1940s.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 256 pages - 390 black-and-white photographs

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The Last Years of Steam in Shropshire and the Severn Valley

Product no.: 978-1-78155-294-0


Covering most of the most of the railways of Shropshire and following the River Severn down to the Bewdley area, this evocative book largely uses the photographs taken by the author and his father on their travels from the late 50s until the end of Steam in the late 1960s.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 128 pages • 197 colour photographs

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Britain’s Cold War Fighters

Product no.: 978-1-78155-100-4


From the iconic Lightning to the generation of Typhoon fighters, this fascinating and highly illustrative book tells how each design was created and translated into operational aircraft.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 368 pages • 193 black and white and 66 colour photographs and illustrations

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Rise Against Eagles: Stories of RAF Airmen in The Battle of Britain

Product no.: 978-1-78155-085-4


Rise Against Eagles is a collaborative work presenting exceptional tributes to an array of airmen from various nations who served in the Royal Air Force during critical battles of the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 232 pages • 40 b/w photographs

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Slouching in the Undergrowth: The Long Life of a Gunner Officer

Product no.: 978-1-78155-009-0

A fascinating autobiography from a distinguished war veteran.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 240 pages • 55 b/w photographs

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Ships and Soldiers: A Military and Maritime History of the Island of Alderney

Product no.: 978-1-78155-008-3


Ships and Soldiers explores the fascinating history of this remote and highly contested outpost since the days of the Norman Conquest. Richly illustrated with over 220 pictures, it demonstrates why, although measuring only 3 miles squared, Alderney has always been a vital English domain.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 352 pages • 157 b/w and 66 colour photographs

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San Francisco's Magnificent Streetcars

Product no.: 978-1-63499-001-1

A magnificent pictorial history of the iconic San Francisco streetcar.

275 x 215 - paperback - 128 pages - 235 colour photographs

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RAF 100 Group: The Birth of Electronic Warfare

Product no.: 978-1-78155-458-6

The birth of electronic warfare and the application of it as used as countermeasures against the German Defence Network.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 224 pages

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Yorkshire Railways: Featuring images from the Yorkshire Post

Product no.: 978-1-78155-316-9


A unique glimpse of Yorkshire railways in the early twentieth century with many beautifully reproduced unpublished photographs of the period.

248 x 172mm • paperback • 144 pages • 225 b/w photographs

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The Railways of Devon and Cornwall Around the Early 1960s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-539-2

A unique collection of unpublished photographs from the late 1950s and early 1960s covering the railways of Devon and Cornwall.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 128 pages - 210 colour photographs

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Neolithic Horizons: Changing Communities in the Wessex Landscape

Product no.: 978-1-78155-299-5

Analysis of the great monument complexes of Neolithic Wessex and the changing landscape influenced by the communities who built them.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 192 pages - 41 black-and-white and 30 colour photographs

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Hitler's Naval Bases: Kriegsmarine Bases During the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-198-1


Beautifully illustrated with over 200 previously unpublished photographs, Hitler’s Naval Bases is, without question, the definitive book on this principal branch of the Kriegsmarine.
248 x 172 mm • hardback • 256 pages • 200 illustrations

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Rhapsody in Blue: An RAF Fighter Pilot’s Life During the Cold War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-535-4

An authentic description of a Cold War warrior’s time in the RAF in the frontline and test world.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 272 pages - 71 black-and-white photographs

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Strafvollzugslager Der SS- Und Polizei: Himmler’s Wartime Institutions for the Detention of...

Product no.: 978-1-78155-560-6

A unique insight into the history of the Waffen-SS intuitions that detained SS and Polizei malefactors.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 608 pages - 9 prison maps - 73 black-and-white photographs

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Goldfish Caterpillars & Guinea Pigs: Second World War Aircrew who experienced Life Saving Events

Product no.: 978-1-78155-078-6


Accounts of pilots and aircrews who experienced life saving events, enabling exclusive membership rites to very special clubs.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 256pages • 110 b/w photographs

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Air Wars 1920-1939: The Development and Evolution of Fighter Tactics

Product no.: 978-1-78155-520-0

The full story of how aircraft fighter tactics were developed in the years leading up to the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 208 pages - 5 maps and 64 black-and-white photographs

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The Life and Reign of Edward the Fourth: King of England and France and Lord of Ireland (Volume 2)

Product no.: 978-1-78155-476-0

Edward IV, (1442-1483) was King of England from March 1461 until October 1470, and again from April 1471 until his death in April 1483. In a turbulent world, Edward Duke of York—with good title to the throne—overthrew the corrupt government of the weak and feeble-minded Henry VI, setting the foundation stones for a strong and prosperous England. 

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 528 pages

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Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra - Before and After

Product no.: 978-1-78155-492-0

The first ever biography of this iconic Birmingham-born musician who rose to become one of the biggest rock stars of the 70s and 80s.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 192 pages - 30 black-and-white photographs

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Britain’s Cold War Bombers

Product no.: 978-1-78155-534-7

From the iconic Vulcan to the latest generation of Typhoon aircraft, this fascinating and highly illustrated book tells how each design was created and translated into operational aircraft.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 368 pages - 193 black-and-white and 66 colour photographs

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Viking Spitfire: The Story of Finn Thorsager

Product no.: 978-1-78155-043-4

The story of Finn Thorsager, the first Norwegian to engage in aerial combat and to later fight the Luftwaffe in the skies over England.

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War Games and their History

Product no.: 978-1-78155-042-7

The first book to give a comprehensive insight into war games from earliest times up to the present day.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 288 pages • 318 colour illustrations

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British Aircraft Manufacturers Since 1909

Product no.: 978-1-78155-229-2


A comprehensive and exhaustive account of the fascinating British aircraft industry from 1909 to current day.
248 x 172 mm • hardback • 256 pages • illustrated throughout

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Murder on the High Seas

Product no.: 978-1-78155-118-9


A collection of fascinating accounts of murders committed on the high seas.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 256 pages

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Churchill and Stalin's Secret Agents: Operation Pickaxe at RAF Tempsford

Product no.: 978-1-78155-002-1

The top-secret agreement between Britain and the Soviet Union whereby the British Special Operations Executive, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force arranged the transport of 34 Soviet agents from Archangel and Murmansk to be infiltrated into France, Holland, Italy, Austria and Germany.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 320 pages • 20 b/w photographs
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