Churchill and Tito, SOE, Bletchley Park and Supporting the Yugoslav Communists in World War II

This book is likely to be THE definitive account of the co-operation between Britain and the Yugoslav Communists. The author has researched carefully and provides fresh information and insights. – Much recommended.


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The Royal Navy at Dunkirk, Commanding Officers’ Reports of British Warships in Action During Operation Dynamo

This is original source material, in the form of Commanding Officers’ Reports, collected and presented by Martin Mace who has a long reputation for military history publishing and writing. The words convey so much more than just the facts, being personal briefings from those who commanded vessels during the evacuation of British and French troops from Dunkirk. – Very Highly recommended.


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Alastair Denniston, Code-Breaking From Room 40 to Berkeley Street and the Birth of GCHQ

The author is a specialist in signals intelligence and has provided an enthralling account of Alastair Denniston and his contribution to modern electronic intelligence. This book follows from his excellent biography of another great of signals intelligence, Gordon Welshman – Most Highly recommended.


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Destroyer At War, The Fighting Life And Loss Of HMS Havock From The Atlantic to the Mediterranean 1939 – 1942

The authors have made good use of first hand accounts and provided an exceptional photo-plate section to support their text. This book encapsulates the incredible service of RN destroyers during WWII – Most Highly recommended.


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El Alamein 1942, Turning Point in the Desert

Churchill described El Alamein as ‘not the beginning of the end but perhaps the end of the beginning’, an important point in the war, but with so much more to be accomplished. A relatively modest photo-plate section has avoided the most used images of other books to support a well-researched and nicely presented review of this critical battle of WWII – Very Highly recommended.


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Air War Archive, Junkers Ju 88, The Early Years – Blitzkrieg to the Blitz, Rare Luftwaffe Photographs From Wartime Collections

This new addition to the very popular Air War Archive series follows the established pattern of concise text, captions, extended captions and lavish illustration. The subject was one of the most important German aircraft of WWII but one that is difficult to place within the many different aircraft types – Very Highly Recommended.


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NAME: Malta Strikes Back, The Role of Malta in the Mediterranean Theatre 1940-1942

The only community to ever receive the George Cross has inevitably built up a few myths and legends. From 1940 to 1942, the island withstood heavy enemy air attack, not only survived but made a significant contribution to the defeat of the Axis in North Africa and supported the invasion and surrender of Italy – Very Highly recommended.


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Assassinations Anthology

Assassination of War Leaders is as old as history. Taking the head of the enemy can be more productive than launching an invasion. The group of well-known writers have produced a series of accounts of assassination plans and execution, under a sympathetic editor – fascinating read – highly recommended.


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Hitler’s Girls, Doves Amongst Eagles

The author will be known to readers of The Armourer Magazine, but this is his first book and an excellent start. There have been numerous books on the subject of British women at war during WWI and WWII, but books in any language on German women at war are very rare – Very Highly Recommended.


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