Supermarine Southampton, The Flying Boat That Made RJ Mitchell

The authors have combined clear text with an outstanding collection of photographs, illustrating the Supermarine Southampton story in design and construction and in service with the RAF, Japanese Navy, Argentina, Turkey and Australia. The Southampton seems an unlikely father of the Spitfire as the design that established RJ Mitchell. Very Highly Recommended

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Wellington’s Light Division in the Peninsular War, The Formation, Campaigns & Battles Of Wellington’s Famous Fighting Force 1810

The Light Division has become well known due to the brilliant novels tracing the fictional hero Sharpe of the 95th Rifles. The author provides a detailed and riveting account of the Light Division and its three regiments, 43rd and 52nd Light Infantry and the 95th Rifles. Most Highly Recommended

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The Army of Ptolemaic Egypt 323-204BC, An Institutional And Operational History

Very little attention has been paid to Egypt after Alexander the Great, but this book explains how the Ptolemaic Army maintained Egypt’s position as a major power. The legacy of Alexander’s campaigns was a number of the significant nations of the Middle East being ruled by his successors and Egypt was an enduring part of that legacy. Most Highly Recommended

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Allied Armour, 1939-1945, British and American Tanks at War

The author has demonstrated a sound knowledge of armoured vehicles in his previous books and this new book provides that knowledge in comparing British and American armoured vehicles at war. The Allied armour was much more capable than many historians have acknowledged and this book dispels some of the past errors and misconceptions of other military historians. Very Highly Recommended

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Cross-Channel Aviation Pioneers, Blanchard and Bleriot, Vikings and Viscounts

Of Cross-Channel aviation pioneers the only one widely remembered is Bleriot, for his successful crossing from France to Britain in a monoplane of his own design and construction, but the authors have done a great job of recording the process, from balloons, to hovercraft, to electric aircraft. The first person to be recorded as doing something new is often the only one to be remembered but there are so many more we should know about. Most Highly Recommended

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