Books by Publisher: Wharncliffe Books

    Fool Britannia: Headline Making Stories from Jobsworth Britain

    By Sue Blackhall

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    We have become a country so politically correct that just about everything we do is criminal. The ''Thought Police'' that blight every institution, ranging from education and energy to councils and churches, now have such a rigid rule book that everyday living is a hazard to us all. Here is...

    Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Guernsey

    By Glynis Cooper

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    Contains chapters that investigate the darker side of humanity in cases of murder, deceit and pure malice. From crimes of passion to opportunistic killings and coldly premeditated acts of murder, this work recounts the spectrum of criminality, bringing to life the sinister history of Guernsey from the Middle Ages to...

    Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths In and Around Bristol

    By Veronica Smith

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    Contains chapters that investigate the darker side of humanity in cases of murder, deceit and pure malice committed in Bristol. From crimes of passion to opportunistic killings and coldly premeditated acts of murder, this work recounts the spectrum of Bristol's criminal past.

    Street without Joy

    By Bernard B. Fall

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Originally published in 1961, this book offered a warning about what American forces would face in the jungles of Southeast Asia; a war fought without fronts against a mobile enemy. This book describes the brutality of the Indochina War, in which French forces suffered a staggering defeat at the hands...

    Machine Gunner 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of the Machine Gun Corps

    By C. E. Crutchley

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    A collection of the accounts of officers and men who served in the front lines with their machine guns in one of the most ghastly wars, spread over three continents. The strength of the book lies in the fact that these are the actual words of the soldiers themselves, with...

    Slaughter Over Sicily

    By Charles Whiting

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    Victory in North Africa was a triumphant beginning but the Allies knew that there was no time to lose. 'Festung Europa' had to be cracked and Operation HUSKY was the bold beginning. As well as a seaborne invasion, Roosevelt and Churchill ordered their military commanders Eisenhower, Alexander and Montgomery to...

    Wellington's Peninsular War

    By Julian Paget

    Paperback Save £4.34 = £12.65

    The Peninsular War 1808-1841 was part of the twenty-year struggle against Napoleon Bonaparte that involved campaigns in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, the West Indies, South America and South Africa. This book provides an account for professional and amateur historians and includes details of the battlefields and how to find...

    Cheerful Sacrifice

    By Jonathan Nicholls

    Paperback £11.45

    Tells the story of the spring offensive of April - May 1917, otherwise known as the Battle of Arras. The author gives the Battle of Arras its proper place in the annals of military history, enhancing his text with a wealth of eye-witness accounts.

    St Nazaire Raid

    By James G. Dorrian

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    In early 1942, shipping losses in the Atlantic threatened Britain's very survival. In addition to the U-Boat menace, there was real concern that the mighty German battleship Tirpitz be unleashed against the vital Allied convoys. Yet only the 'Normandie' Dock at St Nazaire could take her vast size in the...

    Lightning from the Cockpit

    By Peter Caygill

    Paperback £11.45

    The English Electric Lightning was the only single-seat supersonic interceptor fighter designed and manufactured in the UK. This book gatheres 16 personal accounts of what it was like to fly the Lightning, thrilling stories that convey the immense brute power of the machine and also it's many pitfalls.

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