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The History of the Biggin Hill International Air Fair

Product no.: 978-1-78155-491-3

The definitive history of the Biggin Hill International Air Fair from 1963 to 2010.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 224 pages - 20 black-and-white and 61 colour photographs

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Among the Italian Partisans: The Allied Contribution to the Resistance

Product no.: 978-1-78155-339-8

A comprehensive account of the men who chose to continue their personal war against the Germans and Fascists.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 176 pages - 22 black-and-white photographs

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Women on Duty: A History of the First Female Police Force

Product no.: 978-1-78155-362-6

The story of the first policewomen in Britain, the prejudices they faced and the impact they had on women’s rights.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 192 pages - 32 b/w photographs

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The Surrender of Napoleon

Product no.: 978-1-78155-176-9

An accurate and absorbing historical account on how Napoleon surrendered to the British on HMS Bellerophon.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 160 pages • 40 b/w illustrations

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The Waveney: Valley History, Landscape and People

Product no.: 978-1-78155-388-6

A tour along this beautiful river valley, providing a comprehensive profile of this charming part of East Anglia.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 256 pages - 45 black-and-white and 32 colour photographs

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The Prussian Princesses: The Sisters of Kaiser Wilhelm II

Product no.: 978-1-78155-435-7

The first proper biographies of the three younger sisters of Kaiser Wilhelm II, each whose lives were wrecked by tragedy.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 192 pages - 43 b/w photographs

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Zero to Hero: From a Boys’ Home to RAF Hero

Product no.: 978-1-78155-303-9


The remarkable biography of Victor Roe, one of the longest serving rear gunners in the RAF’s Pathfinders.

235 x 165 mm - hardback - 160 pages - 57 photographs

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Adolf’s British Holiday Snaps: Luftwaffe Aerial Reconnaissance of Great Britain

Product no.: 978-1-78155-119-6


It is said that the changes to the British landscape in the past seventy years have been the greatest since the felling of the native forests. The Luftwaffe Aerial Reconnaissance Photographs help us recapture the past.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 209 illustrations

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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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Unshackled Spirit: Prisoners of War and The Secret Spitfire

Product no.: 978-1-78155-191-2

In mid-1943, a British pilot imprisoned in Germany commenced cryptic communication back to England. He had just one goal in mind: to establish a secret trust fund that prisoners of war could use in order to purchase their very own spitfire to soar above them in the skies over occupied Europe.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 320 pages • 30 b/w photographs

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New Trajan's Column

Product no.: 978-1-78155-403-6

The ultimate study of and guide to, this remarkable relic of Ancient Rome.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 406 pages - 100 black-and-white photographs

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De Havilland Mosquito: The Original Multirole Combat Aircraft

Product no.: 978-1-78155-494-4

The ultimate illustrated history of the Second World War de Havilland Mosquito, the first multirole combat aircraft.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 272 pages - 202 black-and-white photographs

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U-boats of the Second World War: Their Longest Voyages

Product no.: 978-1-78155-102-8


The horrendous long-distance U-boat operations of the Second World War.
234 x 156 mm • hardback • 224 pages • 50 b/w photographs

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Küstenflieger: The Operational History of the German Naval Air Service 1935-1944

Product no.: 978-1-78155-225-4


The development and operational history of the German Küstenfliegergruppen 1935-1944.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 160 pages • 80 b/w photographs

 

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Blood, Sweat and Courage: 41 Squadron RAF, 1939-1942

Product no.: 978-1-78155-296-4

A comprehensive study of 41 Squadron RAF, concentrating on its wartime activity between September 1939 and July 1942.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 1040 pages - 300 b/w photographs

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Midget Car Racing: Belle Vue Speedway 1934-39

Product no.: 978-1-78155-240-7

A fascinating historical document of wacky midget car racing that swept throughout the UK during the 1930s.

235 x 165 mm • paperback • 160 pages • 102 b/w illustrations
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T. E. Lawrence: Tormented Hero

Product no.: 978-1-78155-019-9


In T. E. Lawrence: Tormented Hero, Andrew Norman sheds new light on Lawrence of Arabia that remains a mystery to this day. Lawrence’s sexual orientation is discussed in detail, including his dislike of physical relationships and it is suggested that he suffered from sexual aversion disorder.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 176 pages • 32 b/w photographs

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Kaiser Bill: A New Look at Imperial Germany's Last Emperor, Wilhelm II 1859-1941

Product no.: 978-1-78155-001-4


A fresh new biography of Kaiser Wilhelm II, German Emperor from 1888 until his abdication at the end of the First World War, and his exile in the Netherlands.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 224 pages • 66 black-and-white photographs

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The British Shell Shortage of the First World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-453-1

The effects of the British shell shortage on political and military events in the First World War.

234 x 156 - hardback - 192 pages - 35 colour illustrations

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Great Scientists Wage the Great War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-402-9


First World War histories largely ignore the scientists and their important role in the war. This book looks at the works of six scientists whose stories and reports provide an interesting insight into the role and use of science during the First World War.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 264 pages • 34 b/w photographs

 

 

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Military Aviation of the First World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-422-7

Profiles of all the countries that had an aviation presence in the First World War - from the might of Germany to Brazil.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 360 pages - 474 black-and-white photographs

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The Lion and the Rose: The 4th Battalion The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914-1919

Product no.: 978-1-78155-438-8

The Great War told through the combat exploits of a single battalion.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 400 pages - 28 black-and-white photographs - 13 in-text maps

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New Jersey Artists Through Time

Product no.: 978-1-63500-011-5

An illustrated color history of New Jersey Artists. A can’t-put-down visual feast that fascinates all ages from the acclaimed new America Through Time series.

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Britain’s Forgotten Fighters of the First World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-197-4


The story of Britain's lesser known fighter aeroplanes of the First World War, all of which played their part in winning the war.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 224 pages • 130 b/w photographs

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Cock o' the North: Gresley's Bold Experiment

Product no.: 978-1-78155-436-4

The first thorough study of this iconic P2 class steam locomotive built in 1934.

297 x 210 mm - hardback - 144 pages - 208 b/w photographs

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

Product no.: 978-1-78155-288-9


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 • paperback • 160 pages • 120 b/w photographs

 

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Changing Wakefield

Product no.: 978-1-78155-274-2

A superb pictorial record of how Wakefield has changed over the last 100 years with many unpublished photographs.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 96 pages - sepia and colour photographs throughout

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Into the Swarm: Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-246-9


Stories of bravery and sacrifice as The Few took on the might of the dreaded Luftwaffe against all odds.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 240 pages • 70 b/w photographs

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A History of RAF Drem at War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-523-1

A comprehensive account of RAF Drem Aerodrome near Edinburgh that participated in the first air battles over Britain at the outbreak of the Second World War.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 224 pages - 75 black-and-white photographs

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Hitler’s Berchtesgaden: A Guide to Third Reich Sites in the Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg Area

Product no.: 978-1-78155-226-1


A complete guide to the Nazi headquarters at Berchtesgaden and the Obersalzberg with detailed directions locating the sites and remains.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 96 pages • 100 colour photographs

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A Tank Gunner's Story: CPL Gruntz of the 712th Tank Battalion

Product no.: 978-1-62545-023-4


Recounting the reality of the Second World War was cathartic for the veteran, an epiphany for his son’s perceived glamour of combat.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 100 b/w photographs

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Howard’s Whirlybirds: Howard Hughes’ Amazing Pioneering Helicopter Exploits

Product no.: 978-1-78155-089-2

The first to reveal how movie mogul Howard Hughes’ aircraft division emerged from a hobby shop into an empire to be later sold for $490 million.

234x 156 mm • hardback • 240 pages • 30 b/w photographs
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Steam North West

Product no.: 978-1-78155-258-2


The end of steam in the North West pictured in the suburban industrial scene and beauty of the Northern Fells.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 144 pages • 200 colour photographs

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First of the Few: 5 June - 9 July 1940

Product no.: 978-1-78155-116-5


This unique book covers operations a month before the ‘official’ start of the Battle of Britain: 5 June - 9 July 1940.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 256 pages • 30 b/w photographs

 

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Sugar for the House

Product no.: 978-1-78155-040-3


A history of early sugar refining in North West England.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 176 pages • 83 b/w illustrations

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Thomas Hackworth: Locomotive Engineer

Product no.: 978-1-78155-464-7

A biography of Thomas Hackworth, one of the great overlooked names from the early days of steam.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 144 pages - 57 black-and-white illustrations

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Folk Tales on the Settle-Carlisle Railway

Product no.: 978-1-78155-321-3

A fascinating evocation of life on the Settle-Carlisle railway during the days of steam.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 112 pages - 32 black-and-white photographs

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Winston Churchill: The Great Man's Life in Anecdotes

Product no.: 978-1-78155-074-8


A book that captures the essence of the man from an astonishing range of perspectives.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 192 pages • 80 b/w photographs

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Richard III: From Contemporary Chronicles, Letters and Records

Product no.: 978-1-78155-313-8


This much acclaimed account of king Richard III, as seen by his contemporaries, is the ideal source book for historians, students and the general reader. 

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 176 pages • 66 colour illustrations

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Heinrich Himmler: A Photo History of the Reichsführer-SS

Product no.: 978-1-78155-405-0


A detailed study of Himmler’s diaries illustrating his private life and work itinerary, supplemented by photos chronicling his life.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 768 pages • 1100 b/w photographs

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Himmler’s Diary 1945: A Calendar of Events Leading to Suicide

Product no.: 978-1-78155-257-5

For the first time - the fascinating personal account of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler's last months. The dramatic fall from supreme power in 1945, and a career in mass murder ending in suicide.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 208 pages • 35 b/w photographs

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All in a Day's Work: 30 years as a Brighouse Bobby

Product no.: 978-1-78155-342-8

The funny, sad and often incredible life of a local policeman patrolling his hometown.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 160 pages - 56 black-and-white photographs

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The Anglo-Saxon Avon Valley Frontier: A River of Two Halves

Product no.: 978-1-78155-282-7


The Anglo-Saxon Avon Frontier: a 'river' of two halves and a frontier continuity from the late Iron Age to the Norman Conquest.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 160 pages • 40 colour photographs

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New Waterloo: The Struggle for Hougoumont (In the words of those who witnessed the events of June 1815)

Product no.: 978-1-78155-478-4

A comprehensive account of the fighting at Hougoumont during the Battle of Waterloo. Drawn predominantly from manuscript sources, it contains a wealth of previously unpublished material on the British, French and Germans. The text is supplemented by notes and appendices, and ten colour scenes and contour maps with troop overlays.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 256 pages - 60 colour illustrations

Book in progress.

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Haunted Second World War Airfields Volume Three: Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland

Product no.: 978-1-78155-099-1

A survey of the paranormal and haunted happenings on Second World War airfields in the UK.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 432 pages - 87 black-and-white illustrations

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Hans Sturm: A Soldier's Odyssey on the Eastern Front

Product no.: 978-1-78155-393-0

The story of a brave and successful German soldier on the Eastern Front in the Second World War.

234 x 165 mm - hardback - 320 pages - 60 black-and-white photographs

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The Consummate Collector: William Beckford's Letters to his Bookseller

Product no.: 978-1-78155-326-8

A collection of over 350 letters written by William Beckford to his bookseller George Clarke - the most complete documentary record of Beckford's collecting habits and literary pursuits.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 304 pages - 35 b/w and colour engravings and illustrations

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Hitler’s Deserters: When Law Merged with Terror

Product no.: 978-1-78155-269-8


A unique and important account of those courageous Germans who refused to fight for Hitler.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 176 pages • 48 b/w photographs

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Schneider Trophy Aircraft 1913-1931

Product no.: 978-1-78155-418-0

A detailed look at this legendary race for seaplanes, the models that took part and their legacy beyond 1931.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 368 pages - 310 black-and-white photographs

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Blueprint for Victory: Britain’s First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force

Product no.: 978-1-78155-392-3


The story of Britain’s First World War blitzkrieg air force and the triumph of army air support over strategic bombing.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 286 pages • 40 b/w photographs

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Conquest of the Atlantic: Cunard Liners in the 1950s and 1960s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-350-3

The story of the great Cunard liners during the final ‘golden age’ of sea travel and beyond.

224 x 248 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 200 colour photographs

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Operation Neptune: The Logistics and Support of the Normandy Landings

Product no.: 978-1-78155-127-1


Operation Neptune was the naval element - the first phase of Operation Overlord.

235 x 165 mm • paperback • 272 pages • 32 b/w photographs

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Tornado in Pictures: The Multi-Role Legend

Product no.: 978-1-78155-463-0

A pictorial guide to life in this iconic modern aircraft.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 96 pages - 124 colour photographs

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Napoleon in Captivity: The Reports of Count Balmain Russian Commissioner on the Island of St Helena

Product no.: 978-1-78155-120-2


The 1815 Treaty of Paris was signed between defeated France and the Allies. Each Allied nation was allowed to send a commissioner to St Helena to observe Napoleon’s captivity. Russia therefore sent Count Balmain to report back to St Petersburg.

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

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Thetis: Submarine Disaster

Product no.: 978-1-78155-271-1


The story of the mystery that surrounds the sinking of HMS Thetis on her first dive in June 1939 with the tragic loss of ninety-nine lives.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 54 b/w photographs

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De Havilland and Hatfield: 1910-1935

Product no.: 978-1-78155-360-2

Hatfield witnessed the early years of aviation, hosted flying clubs and air races, and produced iconic aircraft while peace lasted.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 240 pages - 175 b/w photographs - 33 colour photographs

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The Last Great Cavalry Charge: The Battle of the Silver Helmets, Halen 12 August 1914

Product no.: 978-1-78155-183-7

The first English-language analysis of this crucial battle, which saw the end of large-scale cavalry activity.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 176 pages - 37 black-and-white photographs - 25 maps

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Glorious in Solitude: The Courage of Isolated Rear Gunners in the RAF during the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-221-6


The rear gunner’s domain was a tiny Perspex-encased turret and there was no room for a parachute...

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 272 pages • 134 b/w photographs

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A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1916-1930: The Men Who Made Manston

Product no.: 978-1-78155-094-6


A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1916-1930: The Men Who Made Manston covers the development of aviation in Thanet up to and including the period of the First World War.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 192 pages • 70 black and white photographs and illustrations

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Never Wars: The US War Plans to Invade the World

Product no.: 978-1-78155-293-3


The remarkable stories of conflicts that the US planned but which never saw the light of day...

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 208 pages • 27 black-and-white illustrations

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