Books by Publisher: Shire Publishing

    Silent Witness: The Civil War through Photography and its Photographers

    By Ron Field

    Hardback £20.46

    The Civil War changed America forever. It shaped its future and determined its place in history. For the first time in military history, the camera was there to record these seismic events, from innovations in military and naval warfare, to the battles themselves; from commanders at critical moments in the...

    MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam War

    By István Toperczer

    Paperback £10.85

    Having learned their trade on the subsonic MiG-17, pilots of the Vietnamese People's Air Force VPAF received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the US Air Force, US Navy...

    Russia\'s Last Gasp: The Eastern Front 1916-17

    By Prit Buttar

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Despite the increasingly futile, bloody struggles for territory that had characterised the Eastern Front the previous year, the German and Austro-Hungarian commands held high hopes for 1916. After the success of the 1915 Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive, which had driven Russia out of Galicia and Poland, Germany was free to renew its...

    Armies of the Italian Wars of Unification 1848-70 1

    By Gabriele Esposito

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    In the 1840s, post-Napoleonic Italy was 'a geographical expression' - not a country, but a patchwork of states, divided between the Austrian-occupied north, and a Spanish-descended Bourbon monarchy, who ruled the south from Naples. Two decades later, it was a nation united under a single king and government, thanks largely...

    At War on the Gothic Line: Fighting in Italy 1944-45

    Paperback £10.25

    As the Allies stormed across Normandy in late summer 1944, another strategically vital yet unsung campaign was being fought across the mountainous terrain of northern Italy. A vast international army of 12 different nationalities had to break through the Gothic Line, a rugged barrier of German defensive positions that stretched...

    Bolt Action: Campaign: New Guinea

    Paperback Save £5.54 = £14.45

    British Battle Tanks: British-Made Tanks of World War II

    By David Fletcher

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    A highly illustrated history of the development and operation of the first British tanks, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of their introduction, during World War I.

    Shadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe and the U-boats: 1943-45

    By Robert Forsyth

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the War. As Germany's war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943, German Admiral Karl Doenitz called upon the Luftwaffe to...

    Whispers Across the Atlantick

    By David Smith

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    General William Howe was the commander-in-chief of the British forces during the early campaigns of the American Revolutionary War 1775-1783. Howe evoked passionate reactions in the people he worked with - his men loved him, his second-in-command detested him, his enemies feared him, his political masters despaired of him. There...

    Shot Down and on the Run: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews of WWII

    By Graham Pitchfork

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    Thousands of airmen shot down over enemy soil between 1940 and 1945 miraculously escaped capture. This compelling narrative reveals their stories, based on first-hand interviews, photographs and official documents, featuring heroes from Britain, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries. These men knew extreme adversity: hunger, thirst, injury, isolation and the...

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