Admiral John S McCain and the Triumph of Naval Air Power

Rarely does a naval officer influence directly and indirectly the conduct of major war. This fine biography shows how McCain influenced US Navy air power in a personnel role and then as a Carrier Task Force commander in the Pacific. – Most Highly Recommended

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Flight Craft 16, Hawker Hunter, in British Service

The Hunter was the last trans-sonic British jet fighter with a long service life and a successful export record. This new addition to the very popular Fight Craft series provides a host of magnificent specially commissioned full colour drawings and a great selection of photographic images, many never before published. – Most Highly Recommended

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The Royal Navy Wasp, an Operational & Retirement History

The Wasp was the first helicopter in the World specifically designed to operate from destroyers and frigates. This is a story that extensively uses the words of those who worked with or flew the outstanding Wasp helicopter great text with excellent illustration. – Most Highly Recommended

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Images of War, The English Electric Lightning, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

This new addition to the hugely popular “Images of War” series tells the story of the outstanding English Electric Lightning. This is a story of sadness and success. The Lightning was the last all-British fighter but it performed amazingly. – Highly Recommended

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Shooting The Somme, How an Iconic Film Was Faked, Uncovering a Century of Controversy

Making a film of battle in 1916 and taking it direct to cinemas before the battle had ended was groundbreaking. The cameramen filmed with the troops and captured the dirt and horror of modern warfare, but after its acclaimed first screenings, doubts began to emerge as to the honesty of the film, producing a century of controversy. – Highly Recommended

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Wellington’s Foot Guards at Waterloo, The Men Who Saved the Day Against Napoleon

A very nicely researched and presented account of the actions of the Foot Guards at Waterloo. The authors have supported their text with a full colour photo-plate section and with maps produced through the body of text. – Much Recommended

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The Royal Navy 1793-1800, Birth of a Superpower

This is an original approach that works well, blending fiction and fact. The author produced the history book equivalent of a docu-drama, based on extensive research and the use of primary source material, and 19thC secondary source material. – Highly Recommended

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