Churchill’s Folly, The Battles for Kos and Leros, 1943

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.


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The Canal Pioneers, Canal Construction from 2,500 BC to the Early 20th Century

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.

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Victoria Crosses on the Western Front, 1917 to Third, 27th January 1917 – 27th July 1917

The Victoria Cross was introduced as an award to recognize truly 
exceptional courage by officers and men in the face of the enemy. 
It has becoming an award that is recognised around the world. It 
is awarded carefully and for so many to be awarded in such a short 
period is an indication of the ferocity of the fighting on the 
Western Front. The author has very carefully researched the stories 
behind the awards in what  must be the definitive account of these 
Victoria Cross recipients. Highly Recommended.

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The Battle of the River Plate, a Grand Delusion

The Battle of the River Plate was an important propaganda coup 
for Great Britain and the Commonwealth. As such, there was 
inevitably some development of myth. The author has produced a 
very readable review of the action that reassesses the event. 
Highly recommended.

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Warships After Washington, The Development of the Five Major Fleets 1922-1930

The Washington Treaty attempted much but delivered poorly. 
However, it introduced some very creative ways of designing 
and building warships to maximise permitted tonnage. The author 
has produced a comprehensive review of the Washington Treaty's 
impact on naval fleet development between the two World Wars. 
Most highly recommended.

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Secret Days, Codebreaking in Bletchley Park

With the ending of the Cold War, an increasing number of accounts 
of work at Bletchley Park and its out-stations has been published. 
The author has produced a graphic human presentation of life at 
Bletchley Park and is one of the last surviving codebreakers of 
Hut 6. Most highly recommended.

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Life in Napoleon’s Army, The Graphic Memoirs of Captain Elzear Blaze

This is a fine addition to the outstanding collection of classic 
works published, under the frontline imprint, on the Napoleonic 
Wars. This fascinating book reproduces the memoirs of a mid rank 
officer during the Napoleonic Wars. There is no photo-plate 
section but there are some charming pen sketches. A very worthwhile 
read of original source material.

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Daring Raids of World War Two, Heroic Land, Sea & Air Attacks

World War Two introduced large numbers of special forces, some 
traditional raids from the sea, and large scale raids by air. 
This fascinating book covers a selection  of raids to illustrate 
the new scope for attacks on and behind enemy lines, with the 
blurring of military operations, intelligence and spying, a great 
read with some truly inspiring stories.

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