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47 Royal Marine Commando: An Inside Story 1943-1946

Product no.: 978-1-78155-297-1

The gripping and fascinating story of 47 Royal Marine Commando told by those who were there.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 232 pages - 100 b/w photographs

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Henry VIII: The Evolution of a Reputation

Product no.: 978-1-78155-533-0

A richly-illustrated survey of the evolution of Henry VIII’s reputation over half a millennium.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 96 pages - 110 colour 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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Soviet Aircraft Industry

Product no.: 978-1-78155-289-6

A unique examination of the history and current status of the former Soviet Aviation industry.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 288 pages - 64 black-and-white 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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Jane Austen: Love is a Like a Rose

Product no.: 978-1-78155-442-5

The identity of Jane Austen’s mystery lover is revealed for the first time!

234 x 156 - paperback - 176 pages - 41 black-and-white illustrations

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Tupolev Tu-128 ‘Fiddler’

Product no.: 978-1-78155-404-3

The first comprehensive study in English of the remarkable Tupolev Tu-128 Fiddler, the largest jet fighter ever flown.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 380 pages • 140 b/w and 30 col. photographs

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William Beckford’s Fonthill: Architecture, Landscape and the Arts

Product no.: 978-1-78155-483-8

The full story of William Beckford’s museums of art: Fonthill Splendens and Fonthill Abbey.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 288 pages - 93 colour illustrations

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Unwanted Hero: The Flying Career of Squadron Leader Donald Barnard DFC, 1937-1955

Product no.: 978-1-78155-079-3


The story of a hero who was court-martialled due to unauthorised attempts to help emaciated Allied POW’s from Burma in 1945.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 240 pages • 45 illustrations

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Spitfire Glory: The Wartime Flying Life of Leif Lundsten

Product no.: 978-1-78155-501-9

A gripping story of a man’s heroic war effort and the Spitfires he took to the skies.

234 x 156 mm  - hardback - 288 pages - 69 black-and-white 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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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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William Shakespeare, the Wars of the Roses and the Historians

Product no.: 978-1-78155-415-9

How and why William Shakespeare ensured immortality for the Wars of the Roses.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 208 pages - 24 b/w illustrations

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The Escaping Club

Product no.: 978-1-78155-123-3

The most famous escaping account from the First World War. In the Second World War Evans was enlisted into the Top Secret intelligence organisation MI9, helping Allied personnel escape from the Nazis.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 192 pages • 25 b/w photographs
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British Airship Bases of the Twentieth Century

Product no.: 978-1-78155-281-0

The First book to examine the bases that British airships flew from in detail.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 320 pages - 170 black and white 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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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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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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Lavochkin Fighters of the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-514-9

A comprehensive history of the Lavochkin Soviet fighter aircraft of the Second World War.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 240 pages - 10 maps - 110 black-and-white photographs - 50 colour photographs and profiles

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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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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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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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A Birmingham Boyhood 1923 - 40

Product no.: 978-1-78155-317-6

An evocative account of a Birmingham childhood supported by memorable photographs from the era

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 192 pages - 166 black-and-white photographs

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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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Total Espionage: Germany’s Information and Disinformation Apparatus 1932-40

Product no.: 978-1-78155-451-7

It isn’t done with Mirrors - the Nazi state’s total mobilization of resources to gather information.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 320 pages - 96 black-and-white photographs

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Thomas J. Lipton's America's Cup Campaigns

Product no.: 978-1-62545-101-9

The saga of one man's three-decade obsession with winning the America's Cup.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 176 pages - 30 colour illustrations

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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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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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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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German Raiders of the First World War: Kaiserliche Marine Cruisers and the Epic Chases

Product no.: 978-1-78155-466-1

German cruiser warfare in the Mediterranean and Vice-Admiral von Spee’s epic battle in the Pacific Ocean during the First World War.

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

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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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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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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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Hermann Goering - Beer Hall Putsch to Nazi Blood Purge 1919-34: The Personal Photographic Albums of

Product no.: 978-1-62545-033-3

Volume Two of this remarkable photographic history, tracing Goering’s history using his own photographic archive.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 272 pages - 320 black-and-white 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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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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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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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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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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Ten Years of the Summer’s End Progressive Rock Festival

Product no.: 978-1-78155-452-4

A celebration in words and pictures of the first ten years of one of the world’s best-known progressive rock festivals.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 96 pages - 143 colour photographs

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Station 115 Shipdham: The Story of a USAF Airfield

Product no.: 978-1-78155-495-1

The birth, growth and evolution of a Second World War airfield seen through the eyes of the people who were there.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 56 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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Spring Training with the Washington Nationals

Product no.: 978-1-63499-002-8

Viera, Florida, has been the spring training home for the Washington Nationals since the team’s inception in 2005 and author Jim Maggiore has made the sojourn to Florida every year to watch the team get ready for the regular season.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 223 colour 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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Prisoners of the British: Internees and Prisoners of War during the First World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-479-1

A fascinating examination of the supposed British sense of fair play towards friend or foe, ally or enemy.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 208 pages - 40 black-and-white photographs

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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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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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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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Soviet Cold War Fighters

Product no.: 978-1-78155-496-8

The story of fighters that were developed and employed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 352 pages - 202 black-and-white and 51 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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