The People’s Jubilee, A Nation Celebrates

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When a book title starts with “The People’s” some readers will be put off because of the association with politicians of low repute. However, this book can justify the prefix. Although the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was very much about the elebration of an extraordinary period of service by one woman to her nation, and at a time of enormous social and political change, it fired the enthusiasm of the people in a way that many commentators had assumed was long extinct.

The captions to the photographs are well written and each section of photographs is introduced with concise text that ably sets the scene for the section following it. The publisher has provided layout and production that fully complements the content. This should be a book that sells strongly around the world and one which will be treasured by those who own it.

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Winged Warriors, The Cold War From The Cockpit

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This book provides a very valuable insight into a period of history that has still to be adequately discovered in print. With the WWII aircrew rapidly fading into history, it should be a timely reminder that the Cold War Warriors are not growing any younger and their perspectives need to be recorded in print before it is too late. Some of the early years of the Cold War are already beyond adequate first hand accounts. The scale of war was as great as that of WWII and continued for a much longer period.

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The Fear In The Sky, Vivid memories of Operational Aircrew in World War Two

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The author has written this book as a tribute to the Aircrew Association, which disbanded in 2012. With the passing of the last survivor of WWI, suddenly the survivors of WWII are rapidly dwindling with most now into their 90s. The associations which meant so much to them are now disbanding because their last members are now few in number and growing frail. This book is an excellent tribute to RAF bomber aircrew and has taken first hand accounts from a representative cross section of a typical bomber crew.

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