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New The Last Years of Steam in Shropshire and the Severn Valley

Product no.: 978-1-78155-613-9


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 - paperback - 128 pages - 197 colour photographs

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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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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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The Call Up: A Study of National Service in Peacetime Britain

Product no.: 978-1-78155-526-2

A study of National Service in Britain in the immediate post-war years with many fascinating interviews.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 192 pages - 63 black-and-white photographs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS: Volume One: On the Eastern Front

Product no.: 978-1-78155-528-6

An exhaustive and definitive account of the history and eventual fate of the Galician Waffen – SS Division.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 416 pages - 210 black-and-white photographs and 6 maps

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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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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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Hitler's Interpreter

Product no.: 978-1-78155-516-3

The gripping memoirs of Paul-Otto Schmidt, Hitler’s main interpreter from 1935 to 1945.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 320 pages - 151 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Sailing and Soaring: The Great Liners and the Great Skyscrapers

Product no.: 978-1-78155-368-8

They were the Blue Water liners: they spanned the globe and created many memories. It is now a bygone era…

225 x 248 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 94 black-and-white and 52 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Temporarily out of stock.

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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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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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