Endless Story, Destroyer Operations in the Great War

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The publisher is to be commended for bringing back into print a best seller that was last seen 80 years ago. The author served in destroyers during WWI and therefore had a first hand experience of the subject. This is a very important book that describes the technology, tactics and deployment of the smaller warships that served in great numbers and with great distinction. Highly recommended, a must read book about a hugely important part of WWI naval history.

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Operation Menace, The Dakar Expedition and the Dudley North Affair

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The publisher performs a valuable service by ensuring that Marder’s books continue to be available as printed paper. Marder wrote a series of incite-full books on the Royal Navy at War. As an American, he took an external perspective and this may have helped to produce histories that cut directly to the heart of the matters. In this book, he dissects a tragi-comedy of a campaign where all that could go wrong did. As a campaign it may have been an unnecessary and unmitigated disaster, but the Royal Navy personnel performed with their customary courage and determination. A valuable and compelling history from an accomplished historian.

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Zenith Aircraft

B2337

The Zenith Aircraft Company offers a range of aircraft kits for home assembly and this book has been produced as a marketing aid. However, it contains some great photographs and much information on building and flying light aircraft. Aviation enthusiasts will want a copy of this publication and its available as a free download from the Internet, or it can be requested as a hard copy which also includes a number of leaflets and cards. Introduction to a great adventure, highly recommended.

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Boeing Announces Data Analytics Agreements with Six Airlines

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FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] announced today at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow agreements to provide six customers with advanced analytics solutions. The offerings will help customers increase efficiency and drive down the costs of operating more than 500 airplanes.

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Auschwitz The Nazi Solution, an Illustrated History and Guide

B2277

There are so many books covering the German genocide program that it is easy to miss one which provides something unique, or comprehensive, or insightful, that makes it one of a small number of very valuable documents on the topics. This is a history and a guide which places it in a specific category. Much Recommended.

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Target Corinth Canal 1940-1944

B2276

Events in the Eastern Mediterranean have received less than their fair share of coverage because the events in North Africa were so important and attracted most attention. In many respects, the activities in Greece, the Aegean and Balkans more interesting because of their complex and covert nature and because they were to create the conditions that limited Soviet expansion after 1945. This book deals with the actions in and around the Corinth Canal that was a strategic link to the Aegean. Well-researched and nicely written, a book not to be missed.

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Despatches From The Front, Operations in North Africa and the Middle East 1942-1944, El Alamein, Tunisia, Algeria and Operation Torch.

B2275

This new title in the ‘Despatches From The Front’ Series is fully up to the high standard already set by earlier books in the series. Maps and a photo-plate section enhance the text which has been compiled by the co-authors from despatches sent back to explain target achievement, challenges and future objectives. This is a must for all historians and serious enthusiasts working in this area of the Second World War, but it is offered at an affordable price within the means of many more readers, who should not be deterred by the primary source nature of the content because it is very readable.Highly recommended.

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Napoleon 1814, The Defence of France

B2273

The author has made great use of eyewitness accounts and original source material. He provides a commentary on a set of events that receive far less coverage in English-language publications. Perhaps it is natural for English interest in the wars with the French and Napoleon to concentrate on those aspects with a strong British involvement. The Royal Navy was the principle British military asset that was consistently successful and beyond Napoleon’s capability to counter. On land, the fight was primarily confined to Iberia and the successes of Wellington. Then there was the final victory at Waterloo which was again a fight where Wellington demonstrated his abilities. What happened elsewhere is often overlooked by English-speakers. This book provides an account of the fighting withdrawal from the error of invasion of Russia and the final attempts to defend the homeland of France.Strongly recommended.

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London Transport Museum is appealing for votes for its First World War Battle Bus

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London Transport Museum is appealing for votes for its First World War Battle Bus as it strives for nationwide acclaim on BBC One in this year’s National Lottery Awards. Winning would throw a spotlight on the sacrifice made by thousands of Londoners who fought and served during the First World War.

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