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A fascinating historical document of wacky midget car racing that swept throughout the UK during the 1930s.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

Product no.: 978-1-78155-253-7

A celebration of the scenery, people and history of Northumberland through the eyes of a writer and historian.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 208 pages - 123 black-and-white and 33 colour 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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East Yorkshire Village Visits

Product no.: 978-1-78155-264-3


A charming collection of thirty historical and contemporary studies of East Riding communities based on the popular ‘Village Visit’ series in the Journal, the well-known county magazine.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 240 pages • 60 b/w photographs

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Celtic Saints of Wales

Product no.: 978-1-78155-462-3

The lives of the Welsh Saints, based not on myth, but on actual archaeological and historical evidence.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 208 pages - 97 black-and-white and 24 colour photographs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joseph Goebbels: The Biography

Product no.: 978-1-78155-323-7

The best biography ever written about the sex-driven propaganda genius who became an evil mechanic for the Third Reich.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 400 pages - 90 black-and-white photographs - index

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Prelude to the First World War: The Balkan Wars 1912-1913

Product no.: 978-1-78155-180-6


Cynical secret diplomacy leads to a bloody slaughter of millions during the First World War.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 386 pages • 36 b/w photographs

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Memories from the Meadowbrook

Product no.: 978-1-62545-061-6


From big bands to dinner-theater to rock 'n' roll - this is the story of the iconic Frank Dailey’s Meadowbrook.

235 x 165 mm • paperback • 96 pages • 134 b/w photographs

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The Hull Zeppelin Raids 1915-1918

Product no.: 978-1-78155-252-0


The untold story of the Zeppelin airship raids on Hull during the First World War, a major port city on the east coast of England.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 208 pages • 70 b/w photographs

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First Great Western: Gateway to the West

Product no.: 978-1-78155-004-5

A complete profile of this thriving modern railway franchise, serving the South East and the West from its base in Swindon.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 96 pages - 120 colour photographs

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Gloster Aircraft Company

Product no.: 978-1-78155-259-9


From its early beginnings during the First World War to its demise in 1963, the Gloster Aircraft Company produced some 13,000 aircraft including the first fighter jet to enter RAF service.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 192 pages • 200 b/w and 32 col.

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Northern ‘Q’ - The History of Royal Air Force, Leuchars

Product no.: 978-1-78155-192-9

Over one hundred years of aviation history, sixty-two of which have been spent in the air defence fighter business, RAF Leuchars remains the sole station responsible for providing Britain’s Northern Quick Reaction Alert Interceptor Force

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 208 pages • 80 b/w photographs

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The Polar Bears: From Normandy to the Relief of Holland with the 49th Division

Product no.: 978-1-78155-072-4

The Polar Bears was the nickname of the 49th Infantry Division of the British XXX Corps, which arrived in Normandy in August 1944 and fought their way into Holland.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 90 b/w photographs

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