Tank Craft 12, Tank Destroyer, Achilles and M10, British Army Anti-Tank Units Western Europe 1944-1945

This series is aimed at the model maker but contains much information and unique imagery of interest to any one learning about armoured vehicles. This new book provides an excellent set of images with concise text in review of the M10 and its Achilles version in British Army service. – Highly Recommended

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German Battleship Helgoland, detailed in the original builders’ plans

The arms race between Britain and Germany that preceded WWI produced new naval designs in both fleets. This new book is part of a series and produced in conjunction with the British National Maritime Museum, using the latest scanning technology. – Very Highly Recommended

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Parliament’s Generals, Supreme Command & Politics During The British Wars 1642-51

Considering the nature and importance of the English Civil War, surprisingly little attention has been paid by historians to the politics. This new book looks at the five most famous and effective Generals leading troops on the side of Parliament in respect of the politics involved. – Highly Recommended

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British Naval Weapons of World War Two, Th John Lambert Collection, Volume 1: Destroyer Weapons

The author has produced a huge collection of the finest ships’ plans and drawings of weapons systems. This new book provide a unique collection of drawings of WWII British Destroyer weapons systems – Most Highly Recommended

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The Dawn of Carrier Strike, and the World of Lieutenant WP Lucy DSO RN

Another naval aviation history from the winning team of Commander Hobbs and Seaforth Publishing. This new book tells the story of the Royal Navy’s development of naval aviation as an effective and revolutionary weapon of war, also telling of the frustration by politicians who were more interested in spending illusory peace dividends – Most Highly Recommended

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The True Story of the Great Escape, Stalag Luft III, March 1944

The books being launched this year on the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape have been of a very high standard, providing a challenge for readers who cannot afford all of them. This new book has been carefully researched and has to be a front runner for all readers but, from those books we have reviewed this year, each has unique insight and an enthusiast will want to buy them all – Highly Recommended


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Air War Archive, Focke-Wulf Fw 190, The Early Years – Operations In The West , Rare Luftwaffe Photographs From Wartime Collections

The Air War Series is building into an impressive visual source of military information and this new addition to the series is no exception, covering the famous FW 190. The selection of images cover the early years of this versatile combat aircraft that excelled as a fighter and as a ground attack aircraft in Europe and on the Eastern Front. – Highly Recommended

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Images of War, The Battle of Okinawa 1945, The Pacific War’s Last Invasion, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

This new addition to the very popular Images of War series provides a graphic account of the final Pacific War invasion as Allied troops reached the Japanese home islands. The battle for Okinawa became a costly war of attrition but the Allies triumphed and the cost encouraged the use of two nuclear weapons to avoid an even costlier total victory. – Strongly Recommended

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