The Fateful Battle Line, The Great War Journals & Sketches of Captain Henry Ogle MC

B1942

 

During the next four years or so, there will be a flood of books covering aspects of the Great War in its Centenary years. Even the most dedicated enthusiast will be unable to buy every book that is published, not least because of the shelf space involved in building a truly comprehensive library. This book deserves to be in the handful of priority acquisitions. For those who wish to buy one book to provide an insight into the trench warfare of the Western Front, this has to be the book.

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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon, 1978 onwards (all marks), Owners’ Workshop Manual

B1939

The F-16 is one of the most commercially successful jet combat aircraft. It has provided a long life that promises to have many more years to run, and it has been adopted by many air forces. This new Haynes Owners’ Workshop Manual provides a rare view of this important aircraft, making full use of an established format that includes lavish illustration with photographs, drawings and sketches.

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Sharing The Secret, a History of the Intelligence Corps 1940-2010

B1937

This book is to be commended in producing a down to earth review of one part of the British intelligence apparatus and providing accurate information on a very important area of intelligence. Ending in 2010, and covering the subject from 1940 inevitably means that it is historic but it retains a level of currency.

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Anatomy of the Ship, The 100-gun Ship Victory

B1935

The publisher has built an unrivalled reputation for detailed technical drawings of warships. This new release provides a superb presentation of the most famous battleship, HMS Victory.

The main traditional readership for this fine series of ship exposures is the model and model engineering fraternity. However, this book is very aggressively priced and even within the budget of young readers who may be interested in ships and history more than in modelling. Any reader who wants to understand fully the naval action of Trafalgar must read books like this.

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Anatomy of the Ship, The Battleship Bismarck

B1934

The publisher has built an unrivalled reputation for detailed technical drawings of warships. This new release provides a superb presentation of the German battleship Bismarck.

The established series presentation has been followed. The book begins with concise and effective text, providing a history of the vessel, followed by a selection of outstanding photographs. The main body of the book is given to a collection of excellent technical drawings to declared scales. It is unlikely that this book will ever be bettered in its field.

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