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By Jack Sheldon
By drawing on a very large number of German sources, many of them previously unpublished, Jack Sheldon throws new light on a familiar story. In an account filled with graphic descriptions of life and death in the trenches, the author demonstrates that the dreadful losses of 1st July were a...
By Ralph Barker
Recounts one of the greatest sea stories of World War II. George Binney, a 39 year-old civilian was working in neutral Sweden when Norway was overrun by the Germans. He set about running vital cargoes of Swedish ball-bearings and special steels to Britain through the blockaded Skagerrak, the Royal Navy...
This study of a key battle of the English Civil War re-examines the battlefield at Edgehill. It explodes myths about Edgehill and warfare in the period by analysis of original military and civil documents and by on-the-ground exploration of topographical features.
Steve Goodchild's gripping account of the fighting at Tewksbury, and of the politics and intrigue that led to it, is the first to take fully into account the landscape of the West Country over which the opposing armies marched and the terrain on which they fought.
By Alec Brew
Presents a collection of accounts of life-threatening incidents involving aircraft throughout history.
By the Skin of My Teeth: The Memoirs of an RAF Mustang Pilot in World War II and of Flying Sabres with USAF in Korea
By Colin Downes
This is a memoir of flying with the Royal Air Force in war and peace during a career in military and civil aviation covering a half century. The text is filled with personal experiences, reminiscences and impressions.
Before and during WW2, the RAF and the Royal Aircraft Establishment were responsible for the selection and procurement of British military aircraft and also for evaluating their capabilities against other allied and captured enemy models whenever possible.
By any standards, Admiral Sir John Treacher is an exceptional man who has had the fullest of lives. Old enough to have served and be sunk in the War, he went to be a naval aviator flying in the Korean War. His career took ff too and he rose rapidly...
This is, without doubt, the finest book about the crucial role that artillery played in the two World Wars of the Twentieth century. The authors, both former artillery officers who saw action in Word War Two, describe the development of their neglected, inadequate and class-ridden arm through the battles of...
By David Lister
Recent books, many by Pen and Sword, such as Shot At Dawn have highlighted the shocking cases of young British soldiers in the Great War being executed by their own side. All too often their trials were cursory and the evidence flimsy. This scandal has appalled right-minded people of all...