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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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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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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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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

This book is temporarily out of stock.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Mosquito Attack! A Norwegian RAF Pilot at War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-311-4

The gripping true story of Finn Eriksrud - a Mosquito pilot who fled Norway to take on the Luftwaffe over his occupied country.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 160 pages - 51 b/w photographs

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Churchill, Kitchener and Lloyd George: First World Warlords

Product no.: 978-1-78155-272-8


The full story of the men who guided Britain's destiny in the First World War.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 160 pages • 40 b/w photographs

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Lympne Airfield At War and Peace

Product no.: 978-1-78155-250-6


A history of one of Kent's famous airfields and its development from the early days of aviation during war and peace.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 288 pages • 117 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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Letters from a Flying Officer

Product no.: 978-1-78155-497-5

The exciting diaries and letters of a World War One fighter ace.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 35 black-and-white photographs

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Soldiers with Spanners: The Ground Crews' View During the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-337-4


A unique photo history of the lives and times of the USAAF B-24 Liberator ground crews during the Second World War.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 144 pages - 228 b/w 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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Paint Locker Magic: A History of Naval Aviation Special Markings and Artwork

Product no.: 978-1-62545-041-8

A complete history of aircraft special markings and nose art of the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 240 pages - 376 colour photographs and illustrations

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The Ultimate Piston Fighters of the Luftwaffe

Product no.: 978-1-78155-249-0

Profusely illustrated with technical drawings and fascinating data and information on the Luftwaffe’s most radical fighter projects, Justo Miranda chronicles the revolutionary designs that might have changed the course of the war. A fascinating book for the military historian, modellers and those interested in aviation, this shows how advanced German scientists were towards the end of the Second World War and how the beloved Spitfire and Mustang would have been instantly superseded by radical Nazi fighters.

248 x 172 mm • hardback • 256 pages • illustrations: 154 technical drawings

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Il-2 Shturmovik: Red Avenger

Product no.: 978-1-62545-042-5

The most comprehensive reference work on the Il-2 Shturmovik attack aircraft, the iconic Red Army warplane of the Second World War.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 320 pages - 174 black-and-white and 83 colour photographs

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Kindly Light: The Story of Blind Veterans UK

Product no.: 978-1-78155-389-3

The story of Blind Veterans UK, formerly St Dunstan’s, an organisation that was founded during the First World War by Sir Arthur Pearson to bring hope and practical help to British and Allied servicemen blinded in the service of their country.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 192 pages - 92 black-and-white photographs

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The Diary of a Cotswold Parson

Product no.: 978-1-78155-468-5

This ever-popular diary sheds new light on the social history of early19th Century Cotswold life.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 240 pages - 53 black-and white and 26 colour illustrations

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Everyday Life of a Soldier on Hadrian's Wall

Product no.: 978-1-78155-364-0

What would life have been like as a Roman soldier on Hadrian's Wall?

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 176 pages - 21 black-and-white drawings and maps and 34 colour illustrations

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Changing Nechells

Product no.: 978-1-78155-247-6

A Birmingham district transformed from urban decay to urban renewal.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 96 pages - 180 colour 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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The Daughters of George III

Product no.: 978-1-78155-485-2

Biographies of the six beautiful daughters of George III.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 304 pages - 25 black-and-white illustrations

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The Chamberlains: Joseph, Austen and Neville 1836-1940

Product no.: 978-1-78155-447-0

A compelling study of the roles played and the influence exerted in British politics by the Chamberlain dynasty – Joseph, Austen and Neville.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 184 pages - 32 black-and-white photographs

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The Ultimate Top Secret Luftwaffe Projects (bundle)

Product no.: 978-1-78155-372-5-B

The Ultimate Piston Fighters of the Luftwaffe

The Ultimate Flying Wings of the Luftwaffe

Axis Suicide Squads: German and Japanese Secret Projects of the Second World War

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Kent's Own: The Story of No. 500 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force

Product no.: 978-1-78155-322-0


The gripping story of 500 Squadron which was at the forefront of operations against the mighty Luftwaffe.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 160 pages • 100 b/w photographs

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The Invasion of Hitler's Third Reich

Product no.: 978-1-78155-325-1


The Thrilling story of Operation Eclipse – which reclaimed German-occupied Europe in the last few months of World War Two...

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages • 75 b/w photographs

 

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Rapid Rundown: RAF Operations in the Middle and Far East 1945-1948

Product no.: 978-1-78155-341-1

The first detailed account of RAF operations in the Middle East and Far East regions following VJ-Day in the Second World War.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 304 pages - 200 b/w photographs

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Escape and Liberation, 1940-45: The Classic Escapes from Nazi Germany

Product no.: 978-1-78155-128-8


Captivating and exciting stories of RAF prisoners of war escaping from infamous hellholes such as Colditz Castle.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 224 pages

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Thunderbolt to War: An American Fighter Pilot in England

Product no.: 978-1-78155-456-2

The story of Clint Sperry- an American fighter pilot in P47 Thunderbolts, stationed in England during the Second World War.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 272 pages - 118 black-and-white illustrations

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A Detailed History of RAF Manston: 1931-40 Arise to Protect

Product no.: 978-1-78155-095-3

The second volume of this superb three-volume series detailing the history of Britain's most distinguished RAF station.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 176 pages - 50 black-and-white photographs

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At Close Quarters: SOE Close-Combat Pistol Instructor Colonel Hector Grant-Taylor

Product no.: 978-1-78155-320-6

A fascinating biography of a hidden, mysterious man who would later become a Special Forces war hero, leaving a distinctive legacy.

234 x 156 mm • paperback • 176 pages • 30 b/w photographs
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The Boulton Paul Balliol: The Last Merlin-Powered Aircraft

Product no.: 978-1-78155-361-9

The Boulton Paul Balliol was the last Merlin-powered aircraft although it started life as the world’s first turbo-trainer.

235 x 165 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 164 black-and-white photographs

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Post-War on the Liners

Product no.: 978-1-78155-359-6

The story of the great post-war era of liner travel across both continents and companies, from Cunard to P & O and from luxury liners to 100-berth transport ships.

225 x 248 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 132 black-and-white and colour photographs

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Thor Ballistic Missile: The United States and the United Kingdom in Partnership

Product no.: 978-1-78155-481-4

The story of how the first US inter-ballistic missile was installed on sites all over the UK in the late 50s and early 60s.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 240 pages - 70 black-and-white illustrations and profiles

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Irish Aces of the RFC and the RAF in the First World War: The Lives Behind the Legends

Product no.: 978-1-78155-486-9

6000 Irish men and women served with the Allied air services during the First World War. This is their story.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 256 pages - 24 black-and-white photographs

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A Book of Cats: Literary, Legendary and Historical

Product no.: 978-1-78155-490-6

Cat lovers everywhere will love this charming look at the cat in history and literature.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 128 pages - 65 black-and-white illustrations

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Roman Women: The Women who influenced the History of Rome

Product no.: 978-1-78155-287-2

The first book to examine the social and political effects that women - both the virtuous and scheming - had on Rome.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 240 pages - 40 black-and-white illustrations

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Delivery weight: 800 g

Defending Norfolk: The Military Landscape from Prehistory to the Present

Product no.: 978-1-78155-499-9

The first comprehensive account of Norfolk’s fortifications, defensible structures and military heritage.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 208 pages - 114 black-and-white illustrations and photographs

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Children's Voices of the Second World War

Product no.: 978-1-78155-380-0

A moving and evocative account of how the War affected children in varying circumstances - from evacuees to victims of violence.

234 x 156 mm - paperback - 144 pages - 32 black-and-white photographs

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Short Stirling: The First of the RAF Heavy Bombers

Product no.: 978-1-78155-473-9

The definitive work on this iconic bomber that paved the way for the Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancaster.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 416 pages - 400 black-and-white photographs

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The Ultimate Flying Wings of the Luftwaffe

Product no.: 978-1-78155-372-5

Impossible to detect by radar or intercepted by fighters, the Luftwaffe embarked on top secret projects to create supersonic and stealth flying wings to end the war.

248 x 172 mm - hardback - 248 pages - 133 black-and-white technical drawings

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Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain

Product no.: 978-1-78155-508-8

The lost cooking techniques of Stone Age and Iron Age Britain are brought vividly back to life: ideal for the historian and cook.

234 x 156 mm | hardback | 176 pages | 32 colour and 59 black-and-white illustrations

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Operation Tonga: The Glider Assault: 6 June 1944

Product no.: 978-1-78155-397-8

The Glider Pilot Regiment's role in the first stage of the airborne assault in the Normandy landings in June 1944.

234 x 156 mm • hardback • 176 pages •  31 b/w photographs

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Howard’s Whirlybirds: Howard Hughes’ Amazing Pioneering Helicopter Exploits

Product no.: 978-1-78155-419-7

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 • paperback • 240 pages • 30 b/w photographs
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The Rise of the Bomber: RAF-Army Planning 1919 to Munich 1938

Product no.: 978-1-78155-493-7

The story of how the RAF based its inter-war defence strategy on weapons of mass destruction and why it failed.

234 x 156 mm - hardback - 304 pages - 3 maps - 83 black-and-white photographs

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A Flying Life: An Enthusiast’s Photographic Record of British Aviation in the 1930s

Product no.: 978-1-78155-446-3


The golden pre-war age of British flying caught by the cameras of amateur enthusiasts.

248 x 172 mm - paperback - 256 pages - 300 black and white photographs

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