Silver State Dreadnought, The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada

The USS Nevada was the first modern super-dreadnought for the US Navy, her keel laid in 1912. The Nevada was a survivor, surviving the First World War, the naval reduction treaties of the 1920s, her sinking at Pearl Harbor and her service during WWII in the North Atlantic and during the landings in France. – Highly Recommended

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One Nation Under Drones, Legality, Morality and Utility of Unmanned Combat Systems

The UAV is by no means a new concept but it has now come of age. The development of unmanned systems has long been regarded as a desirable capability in war because it reduces human casualties and can operate in conditions where a manned vehicle would not be deployed, but it is not without its own issues. – Most Highly Recommended

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The American Expeditionary Forces In The Great War, Meuse-Argonne, Montfaucon, Battleground, The Americans 1918

The Battleground Series has set new standards for WWI Battlefield Guides. The US Expeditionary Force was formed quickly on America’s entry into WWI but it had only a short window to prove itself. – Highly Recommended

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The World of the Battleship, The Design Careers of Capital Ships of the World’s Navies 1880-1990

This is a highly original work that covers battleships across the World’s navies. The Line of Battle ship emerged as the principle naval weapon that was the key to naval engagements for some three hundred years. The steam powered successors were to last little more than 100 years and were replaced as THE capital ship by the aircraft carrier in WWII. – Strongly Recommended

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Images of War, The French Army On The Somme 1916, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

This is a welcome addition to the popular series based on rare archive images. The Battle of the Somme in 1916 was a major effort to break through the deadlock of trench warfare. It saw British and French troops working together, although the French effort was overshadowed by the British Expeditionary Force. – Highly Recommended

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Winged Brothers, Naval Aviation as Lived by Ernest and Macon Snowdon

This is one of the most fascinating naval aviation histories because it is viewed through the lives of two brothers and written by the son of one of the brothers, who was himself a later naval aviator. The progress of naval aviation development from the 1930s to the 1970s was amazing and has been described as part of the telling of the stories of two aviators’ lives. – Much Recommended

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The History of Cigarette and Trade Cards, The Magic Inside The Packet

The cigarette and trade picture cards widely produced before 1939 are now highly collectable and, periodically, facsimiles are produced to meet a demand beyond the available original cards. The motives of card producers is frequently questioned because of changed views on tobacco, but they were eagerly collected at the time and were highly informative. – Much Recommended

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The Man Who Took The Rap, Sir Robert Brooke-Popham and the Fall of Singapore

The major failure of a battle or campaign inevitably results in a search for a scape goat, sometimes necessary and well deserved, but sometimes not. The Fall of Singapore was a huge shock to the British, but it should not have been. The British author provides a well-researched account of the events and consequences. – Much Recommended

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Flight Risk, The Coalition’s Air Advisory Mission, In Afghanistan, 2005-2015

The successful invasion of Afghanistan was always the easy part, the tricky stage would be in an exit strategy that did not leave a worse mess behind. The Afghan Air Force was one element of the Afghan armed forces that had to be rebuilt to leave a largely friendly government behind with the means to suppress any new insurrections. – Highly Recommended

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