The Silent Attack, The Fallschirmjager Capture The Bridges of Veldwezelt, Vaoenhoven & Hanne 1940

The Battle of France depended on surprise attack by large mechanized 
and armoured forces. This depended on attack through Belgium, and 
that depended on overwhelming the Belgian forts guarding key river 
crossings.  The authors have produced an enthralling account of how 
German Special Forces fought to take and hold the key river crossings 
to allow the main German Army to swarm into France. 
Very Highly Recommended.

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Churchill’s Folly, The Battles for Kos and Leros, 1943

The Allied efforts to eject German troops from the Eastern Mediterranean after the surrender of the Italians has not received much coverage and this book a timely correction. The author has provided an incisive account of the actions . Highly Recommended.


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The Canal Pioneers, Canal Construction from 2,500 BC to the Early 20th Century

Even today, much commercial cargo still travels by water. The 
building of canals was vital to opening up access to trade and 
industry. The author has provided a comprehensive review from 2,500BC 
to modern times of the development of canals. Very Highly Recommended.

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Victoria Crosses on the Western Front, 1917 to Third, 27th January 1917 – 27th July 1917

The Victoria Cross was introduced as an award to recognize truly 
exceptional courage by officers and men in the face of the enemy. 
It has becoming an award that is recognised around the world. It 
is awarded carefully and for so many to be awarded in such a short 
period is an indication of the ferocity of the fighting on the 
Western Front. The author has very carefully researched the stories 
behind the awards in what  must be the definitive account of these 
Victoria Cross recipients. Highly Recommended.

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The Battle of the River Plate, a Grand Delusion

The Battle of the River Plate was an important propaganda coup 
for Great Britain and the Commonwealth. As such, there was 
inevitably some development of myth. The author has produced a 
very readable review of the action that reassesses the event. 
Highly recommended.

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Warships After Washington, The Development of the Five Major Fleets 1922-1930

The Washington Treaty attempted much but delivered poorly. 
However, it introduced some very creative ways of designing 
and building warships to maximise permitted tonnage. The author 
has produced a comprehensive review of the Washington Treaty's 
impact on naval fleet development between the two World Wars. 
Most highly recommended.

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