This is a little told story of the first British airborne forces that were to prove so useful that they rapidly grew in size and viable roles. The impact of Churchill was immediately felt when he became Prime Minister, a whirlwind of activity and aggression, he encouraged the development of new forms of warfare – Very Highly Recommended.
These memoirs are by a young man serving his country in a desperate war where his combat was directly with the young British, Commonwealth and American air crews bombing Germany. The insights provided cover the air war and specifically the operation of night fighters from the first Allied raids, through the development of radar, command and control and tactics as the author rose to command a night fighter squadron – Very Highly Recommended.
This book, based on the memoirs and notes of Richard Laird, starts from colonial era Shanghai and therefore is rare in that it covers the real start of World War Two through to the victory over Japan and the return to peace. The writer of the source documents provides not only detail of his experience as a soldier and POW, but that period coming into the Japanese assault on China and then on through the rapid Japanese advance into Indo China, Malaya and Singapore – Very Highly Recommended.
The Images of War series under the frontline imprint nicely compliments the similar series under the Pen & Sword imprint and is proving very popular. This book comprises clear and well-researched text, with a selection of impressive images– Very Highly Recommended.
The defeat of the German 6th Army was one of the critical battles of WWII. The Images of War series has established a high bar for concise text and prolific illustration, becoming a very popular series of books – Highly Recommended.
An interesting and provoking review of Anglo-American relations and very topical with US Democrats trying to break up the United Kingdom. The romantic view of the ‘Special Relationship’ is at odds with the reality – Highly Recommended.
This unique study looks at the roles of women in war in ancient history, producing information and conclusions that may surprise many readers. The perception of the role of women in war is shaped by the French heritage and the Abrahamic religions where women are rated as chattel, a narrow and highly biased view of history – Most Recommended.