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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shemya: America's Cold War Sentinel

Product no.: 978-1-62545-038-8

The incredible story of how a tiny island in the Bering sea played a vital role in the Cold War.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 144 pages - 110 black-and-white 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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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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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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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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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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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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Birmingham - We Lived Back to Back: The Real Story

Product no.: 978-1-78155-267-4

The story of Birmingham's historic Back to Back houses and the social history they represent

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 51 black-and-white 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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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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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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Knight Errant: Lord Craven and the Court of the Winter Queen

Product no.: 978-1-78155-324-4

The story of Elizabeth of Bohemia, sister of Charles I and Queen of Bohemia for one winter, and of Lord Craven, her faithful champion.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 224 pages - 28 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Early Tramways in Yorkshire: A Golden Age

Product no.: 978-1-78155-349-7

A treasure trove of rare pictures and informative captions illustrating and detailing the early electric tramways in Yorkshire.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 144 pages - 232 black-and-white photographs

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Napoleon in Defeat and Captivity 1815-1821

Product no.: 978-1-78155-470-8

The tragic tale of the defeated Napoleon from Waterloo until the end of his life.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 160 pages - 108 black-and-white illustrations

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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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Monty's Rhine Adventure: War and Peace September 1944 NW Europe

Product no.: 978-1-78155-329-9


Monty’s greatest gamble required the whole of the British Army, the Canadian Army and two American Airborne Divisions to fight their way to liberate Holland and reach the River Rhine.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 288 pages • 164 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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The Last Days of Western Steam From the Bill Reed Collection (In Full Colour)

Product no.: 978-1-78155-301-5

This collection of over 150 colour photographs, which date from 1958 to 1967, features the Western Region of British Railways, formerly the territory of the Great Western Railway, and its motive power.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 144 pages - 156 colour photographs

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John Whitehurst: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker

Product no.: 978-1-78155-265-0

A fascinating and detailed account of a truly remarkable engineer, inventor, and clockmaker from Derby.

248 x 172 - hardback - 320 pages - 270 illustrations

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Onslaught on Hitler's Rhine: Operations Plunder and Varsity, March 1945

Product no.: 978-1-78155-441-8

The Story of Operations Plunder and Varsity, Monty's highly successful and often misunderstood swansong.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 240 pages - 194 black-and-white photographs and maps

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The North Eastern Railway in the First World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-455-5

The fascinating story of how one railway revolutionised transport in the First World War.

234 x 156 - paperback - 208 pages - 43 black-and-white 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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Through Ice and Fire: A Russian Arctic Convoy Diary 1942

Product no.: 978-1-78155-440-1


The danger and hardship of life in the World War Two Russian convoys is here brought vividly to life in a diary of a man that lived them

234 x 156 mm | hardback | 232 pages | 32 black-and-white photographs

 

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SS Elite: The Senior Leaders of Hitler's Praetorian Guard (Vol: 1 A-J)

Product no.: 978-1-78155-433-3

A detailed examination—in words and pictures—of the principle figures in the SS.

248 x 172 mm - hardback (with dust jacket) - 656 pages - 1082 black-and-white photographs

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The Fourth Reich and Operation Eclipse

Product no.: 978-1-78155-400-5

Details the final weeks of the Second World War, including the surrender of Germany and the liberation of much of Europe.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 320 pages - 119 black-and-white photographs

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Monty's Northern Legions: 50th Northumbrian and 15th Scottish Divisions at War 1939–1945

Product no.: 978-1-78155-399-2


The story of how 50th Northumbrian and 15th Scottish Divisions from the North of England and Scotland helped turn the war – first in North Africa then in Europe after D-Day.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 208 pages • 63 black-and-white photographs

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Legions in Crisis: Transformation of the Roman Soldier AD 192–284

Product no.: 978-1-78155-334-3


The Roman Empire stumbled and almost fell in the 3rd century AD, weighed down by civil war, usurpers, invasion, plague and inflation. Rome teetered on the brink of disaster. Legions in Crisis looks at the crippling body blows inflicted on the Roman Empire during this 3rd century trauma.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 176 pages • 32 colour photographs

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The Perfect Aerodrome: A History of RAF Chivenor 1932-1995

Product no.: 978-1-78155-449-4

A detailed history of this well-known Devon airbase, superbly illustrated with almost 300 photographs.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 272 pages - 215 black-and-white and 62 colour photographs

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Kettenhund! The German Military Police in the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-332-9

A study of the organisational structure, uniforms and insignia of Germany’s feared military police formations during the Second World War.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 336 pages - 446 b/w and 52 colour photographs

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Whirlwind - Westland's Enigmatic Fighter

Product no.: 978-1-78155-430-2


The first book to unravel the true story behind a charismatic British fighter aircraft of the Second World War.

248 x 172 mm • paperback • 288 pages • 150 b/w photographs

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Durham, Darlington & County Durham: Images of the North-East in the 1960s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-230-8

Stunning and evocative photographs of County Durham in the 1960s, particularly focusing on Darlington, Durham City and the surrounding villages.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 160 pages - 258 black-and-white photographs

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Wars and Battles of the Roman Republic

Product no.: 978-1-78155-305-3

The first book to cover the social and political causes and consequences of Rome’s major conflicts on land and sea during the Republican period.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 40 b/w and colour illustrations and maps

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The Diary of a Hurricane Pilot in the Battle of France: Francis Blackadder of 607 Squadron

Product no.: 978-1-78155-310-7

Before the Battle of Britain was the Battle for France - and the first deployment of the Hurricane, in this gripping wartime diary.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 160 pages - 75 b/w photographs

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Living the Dream: Fleetwood Town's Six Promotions in Ten Years

Product no.: 978-1-78155-477-7

The remarkable football story of Fleetwood Town and it's six League One promotions in ten years.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 32 colour photographs

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Douglas DC-3: 80 Glorious Years

Product no.: 978-1-78155-103-5

A stunning pictorial tribute to the Douglas DC-3, aka the beloved ‘Dakota’, in glorious colour.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 208 pages - 198 black-and white and 71 colour photographs

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