The 1914-18 Great War saw the first real use of air power. Balloons had been used for escape and for observation in earlier wars, but this was the first time that fleets of aircraft had been used for attack and defence. Highly Recommended.
The Battle of Rorke’s Drift is a Victorian story from the race for Empire. This new book provides a thoroughly researched study that questions the many myths and distortions that have grown up. Strongly Recommended.
The author has an impressive list of titles that deal with important periods in US history. This book provides a study of one of the key stages of US expansion in North America. Strongly Recommended.
There has been little published about Operation Epsom as a detailed review of this vital stage of the Liberation of Europe. The author has provided an insightful account with a mass of illustration in the form of maps and photographs. Outstanding. Highly Recommended.
The Battle of France depended on surprise attack by large mechanized and armoured forces. This depended on attack through Belgium, and that depended on overwhelming the Belgian forts guarding key river crossings. The authors have produced an enthralling account of how German Special Forces fought to take and hold the key river crossings to allow the main German Army to swarm into France. Very Highly Recommended. http://reviews.firetrench.com http://adn.firetrench.com http://bgn.firetrench.com http://nthn.firetrench.com
The Allied efforts to eject German troops from the Eastern Mediterranean after the surrender of the Italians has not received much coverage and this book a timely correction. The author has provided an incisive account of the actions . Highly Recommended.
Even today, much commercial cargo still travels by water. The building of canals was vital to opening up access to trade and industry. The author has provided a comprehensive review from 2,500BC to modern times of the development of canals. Very Highly Recommended.