Ebony & Scarlet, Poems of the Anglo-Zulu War

B2324

The author has written a number of books of poems from wars that have been important elements in British history. This new book collects a fine selection of poems from the Anglo-Zulu War. A charming and evocative selection of poems. Enjoyable and informative.

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German Battlecruisers

B2327

The ShipCraft series of books is now well-established and provides heavily illustrated content that will appeal strongly to model makers. Large clear images of warships, many in full colour, display the subjects of the book and associated model kits. High quality model presentation, Strongly Recommended.

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Eagles over North Africa and the Mediterranean 1940-1943

B2322

This book is part of the Luftwaffe at War Series that covers the German air force and its equipment during WWII. Essentially, these are photo-essays, but they also include highly informative concise text and extended photo captions. The quality of the images is first rate and the selection of images matches, Some images are rare, or never before published in publicly accessible documents This book covers the story of the German air force and its equipment during the Mediterranean campaigns of 1940 to 1943. Highly recommended

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Hints & Tips for Videogame Pioneers

B2333

Video gaming has become a huge and still rapidly growing industry with amazing potential yet to be realized. It owes so much to the early pioneers, who are not well-known beyond the industry, like so many other pioneers of micro-computing, communications, information and electronic information. With so much happening in the industry some will say that “history is history, so lets move on”, missing the many lessons from the past that benefit the future. Fortunately, the author has written a comprehensive account of those pioneers in a very readable book that is of course also available as an eBook. This is a book that all video gamers should read, but it also contains so much that will interest an even wider audience.

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Guns of the Special Forces, 2001-2015

B2328

‘Special Forces’ is becoming a much used and abused term to cover a growing number of military elite forces. Wellington had his ‘Rifles’ in the Peninsular War. They were specialist skirmish forces, snipers, and assistance for regular regiments. In WWII, the British SAS and SBS units were Special Forces deployed often on covert operations deep behind enemy lines. From there, the term has been used widely to the point where it may become meaningless. This new book defines what it means by Special Forces and describes the weapons which are used by similar organizations of many countries. The careful research and crisp text is supported by many photographs in full colour through the body of the book. A very worthwhile review of the types of weapons in use by Special Forces.

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The Tattie Lads

B2332

The Merchant Navy has not faired very well in WWII histories, taking a poor second place to the Royal Navy. The Rescue Tug Service has been all but invisible. Now there is a fine book to correct this neglect of a band of exceptionally brave men who faced not only the power of the sea, but the depredations of warships and submarines, followed by epic survival in open boats. The Rescue Tug Service was often the only thing that stood between survivors and a lingering death. This new book is a well researched and nicely presented account that is inspiring and moving. Highly recommended – a book to change your view of life in the merchant convoys.

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