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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Changing Scarborough

Product no.: 978-1-78155-254-4


Scarborough has a rich and varied history extending from the Roman signal station through its revival under Henry II who built the Angevin stone castle. This fascinating historical journey unveils Changing Scarborough through images, landmarks and people.

235 x 165 mm • paperback • 96 pages • 176 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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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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Hermann Goering in the First World War: The Personal Photograph Albums of Hermann Goering

Product no.: 978-1-62545-046-3

A forensic photographic study of Hermann Goering’s first period of fame -- as a First World War fighter ace.

247 x 172 mm • hardback • 224 pages • 348 b/w photographs
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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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Flying Blind: The Story of a Second World War Night Fighter Pilot

Product no.: 978-1-78155-345-9


A RAF night fighter pilot’s story of living, fighting and surviving the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 208 pages • 92 black-and-white 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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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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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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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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Küstenflieger: The Operational History of the German Naval Air Service 1935-1944

Product no.: 978-1-78155-283-4

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


234 x 156 mm • paperback • 160 pages • 80 b/w photographs
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History of the de Havilland Vampire

Product no.: 978-1-78155-266-7


This comprehensive history covers the Vampire’s development and operational service.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 384 pages • 316 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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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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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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263 and 137 Squadrons: The Whirlwind Years

Product no.: 978-1-78155-245-2


263 and 137 Squadrons: The Whirlwind Years reveals the heroism and sacrifice of the squadrons’ pilots – men who came from as far afield as Peru and Australia – and the impact this extraordinary but little-known aircraft had on the war.
248 x 172 mm • hardback • 352 pages • 250 b/w 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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Swastikas in the Arctic: U-boat Alley Through the Frozen Hell

Product no.: 978-1-78155-292-6


The horrendous frozen hell of U-boat operations in the Arctic during the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 288 pages • 200 black-and-white 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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The Last Days of Steam Around Nottingham and Derby: From the Bill Reed Collection

Product no.: 978-1-78155-056-4


Bill Reed's excellent pin-sharp pictures have been showcased in four previous Fonthill publications. In this lavishly illustrated book he is firmly on home territory featuring the black and white pictures he took around his native Nottingham as well as in nearby Derby.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 128 pages • 200 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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Exercise Tiger: The Forgotten Sacrifice of the Silent Few

Product no.: 978-1-78155-110-3


The story of the forgotten sacrifices made during Exercise Tiger on 28 April 1944 - the most costly Allied training exercise of the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 256 pages • 75 b/w photographs

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From Moths to Merlins: RAF West Malling: Premier Night Fighter Station

Product no.: 978-1-78155-335-0


The gripping and fascinating story of West Malling, the RAF’s premier night fighter station that served in war and peace.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 160 pages • 132 b/w photographs

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The Battle of Arnhem

Product no.: 978-1-78155-126-4


The attempt to capture the Rhine crossing; a pivotal moment during the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 208 pages • 40 b/w photographs

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British Buses of the 1980s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-227-8


The 1980s were some of the most tumultuous years for the British bus industry. The Thatcher Government, in power throughout the decade, brought about privatisation of the National Bus Company and the Scottish Bus Group. British Buses of the 1980s, a magnificent record of some challenging and ultimately pivotal times.

235 x 165 mm • paperback • 96 pages • 186 colour photographs

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Zeppelin: The Story of Lighter-than-air Craft

Product no.: 978-1-78155-012-0

The story of the airship—written by the Captain of the Hindenburg, who tragically died in 1937. Edited with notes and illustrations by Alan Sutton and a new introduction by Ian Castle.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 352 pages - 164 black-and-white photographs

 

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Deveron to Devastation: Brother Officers of the 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in WW1

Product no.: 978-1-78155-354-1


A human story of two Scottish-born brothers and an Irish battalion on the Western Front.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 304 pages

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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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Blenheims Over Greece and Crete 1940-1941

Product no.: 978-1-78155-280-3


The first full account of RAF and Greek Blenheims in the defence of Greece 1940-1941.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 256 pages • 75 b/w photographs

 

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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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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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Life and Death in Bomber Command

Product no.: 978-1-78155-228-5


A Lancaster gunner’s struggle to survive two operational tours against heavily defended targets in the heart of the Third Reich.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 288 pages • 108 b/w photographs

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Gwennie’s Diary: A Young Kiwi in England at the Outbreak of War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-268-1

A captivating account of a young New Zealander's journey around the world to England in the shadow of the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 288 pages • 28 b/w photographs
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Naval Frogmen: Wartime Underwater Operations

Product no.: 978-1-78155-172-1


The thrilling stories of Commando raids on enemy vessels during the Second World War – from both sides.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 160 pages • 25 black-and-white illustrations

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The Other Ninth Air Force: Ninth US Army Light Aircraft Operations in Europe

Product no.: 978-1-78155-302-2


A detailed look at how the Artillery Air Section of a US Army Headquarters functioned during the Second World War in Europe

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 208 pages • 54 b/w photographs

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The RNAS and the Birth of the Aircraft Carrier 1914-1918

Product no.: 978-1-78155-365-7

The compelling story of the development of naval aviation by the Royal Naval Air Service in the First World War.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 240 pages - 51 b/w photographs

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Industry & The Coast: Images of the North-East in the 1960s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-256-8

Stunning and evocative photographs of the North-East in the 1960s, also including the Teeside, Wearside and Tyneside industrial areas and coast.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 160 pages - 249 black-and-white photographs

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Guarding The Führer: Sepp Dietrich and Adolf Hitler

Product no.: 978-1-78155-387-9


The amazing story of how one of the most targeted men in history survived to take his own live in 1945.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 256 pages • 561 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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Sabine Baring-Gould: The Life and Work of a Complete Victorian

Product no.: 978-1-78155-459-3

The life story of an important and eminent - but largely unsung Victorian.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 304 pages - 36 black-and-white photographs

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RAF Special Duties: Unique Sorties of the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-304-6

Thrilling rare and previously unpublished special operations flown by the RAF during the Second World War.


234 x 156 mm - hardback - 224 pages - 111 b/w photographs

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A Spencer Love Affair: Eighteen Century Theatricals at Blenheim Palace

Product no.: 978-1-78155-352-7


The true story of a love affair that rocked society in the 1790s, and the fashionable amateur theatricals that inspired it.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 208 pages • 31 colour illustrations
 

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The War Diaries of Count Galeazzo Ciano 1939-1943

Product no.: 978-1-78155-448-7

The first illustrated edition of these remarkable first-hand diaries from Italy's foreign minister during the Second World War.


234 x 156 mm - paperback - 372 pages - 85 black-and-white photographs

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Sinking the Beast: The RAF 1944 Lancaster Raids Against Tirpitz

Product no.: 978-1-78155-318-3


Churchill dubbed her ‘The Beast’. From 1940 to 1944, the RAF sent 700 bombers to sink her: all failed. However, in late 1944, Lancasters sealed her fate with Barnes Wallis’ 12,000 lb ‘Tallboy’ bombs.
234 x 156 mm • hardback • 160 pages • 50 b/w photographs

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Beheaded by Hitler: Cruelty of the Nazis, Judicial Terror and Civilian Executions 1933-1945

Product no.: 978-1-78155-343-5

A detailed account of the Nazi's judicial terror and brutal executions of civilians convicted of domestic resistance.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 224 pages • illustrations: 55 b/w photographs
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Steam in the North: Railways in the 1960s across the North of England

Product no.: 978-1-78155-251-3

Dramatic images of steam locomotives at work in Northern England in the 1960s.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 112 pages - 206 black-and-white photographs

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