Unearthing Churchill’s Secret Army, The Offical List of SOE Casualties and Their Stories

B1786

The author has told the stories of a group of these very brave individuals from released records and subsequent research. The covert nature of SOE will appeal to readers who may not consider themselves either war enthusiasts or historians but are interested in mystery and suspense. This is the story of a very dangerous war and an often very lonely war where betrayal and discovery were threats never far away.

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Fire By Order, Recollections of Service With 656 Air Observation Post Squadron in Burma

B1785

In the mass of new books that are published each year on the Second World War it is inevitable that old news is raked over yet again. This is no bad thing because each book looks from a fresh perspective, includes new information and replaces those books that have gone out of print and out of stock, but every now and again there is a gem of a new book that provides a valuable insight into an aspect of war that has somehow evaded previous authors. This rare book is even more valuable when it is based on the recollections of someone who was actually there.
This book is such a gem and covers the operations over Burma by 656 Air OP Squadron

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Rebuilding the Royal Navy, Warship Design Since 1945

B1783

This is the forth and final volume in an outstanding account of the development of the Royal Navy’s ships from 1850 to the Falklands War. Two respected authors have joined forces to provide an absorbing account of the Royal Navy from the end of World War Two.

No naval enthusiast can afford to be without a copy of this excellent and well-illustrated book.

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British Naval Armaments

B1782

 

The content of this book will be of great interest to anyone who follows the period of naval history covered, the technology of guns and naval guns, and the use of ships guns. The foreword is by the Master of the Armouries and each paper is an authoritative presentation by the leader(s) in that field. In terms of the quality of content and illustrative images, there will be no publication to better this view of naval artillery of the period. The important British naval guns of the period are covered, together with their components, accessories and propellant.

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Images of War, Armoured Warfare in the North African Campaign

B1781

North Africa took the German Forces to the peak of their achievement, their first rebuff, and then their defeat. Churchill proclaimed the Battle of El Alamein as not the End, or even the Beginning of the End, but the End of the Beginning. The battle was a great victory in terms of boosting morale at home,

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Images of War, Stuka, Hitler’s Lethal Dive Bomber

B1780

The Ju-87 Stuka was one of the best known aircraft of WWII although it was obsolescent by 1939 and vulnerable to the new generations of fighter aircraft. As with many German aircraft designs, it was intended to provide close support for fast moving armoured formations. The Stuka was essentially flying artillery and there were examples where Stukas were taking off to bomb Soviet forces that had already reached the boundaries of the airfield and support doesn’t get much closer than that.

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Broadsides, Caricature and the Navy 1756-1815

B1779

Characteristic of this series, and many titles from this publisher, is the marriage of lavish high quality illustration with authoritative text. The work is beautifully illustrated throughout, using well-known and and previously unseen prints from the National Maritime Museum’s collection

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Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, Shipcraft 20

B1777

The subjects of this book are important German capital ships of WWII. Although the book is aimed at model making, it begins with an excellent concise history and background for German re-armament in the 1930s. It also includes well-written histories for the two ships. As a result, this book will also appeal strongly to any naval history enthusiasts interested in this period of naval history.
An excellent series and an excellent book within the series.

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