Worlds Greatest Airliners, De Havilland Comet, The First Commercial Jetliner

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The Comet and Concorde have both demonstrated that British aviation manufacture was capable of leading edge pioneering through a period of national stagnation. This new book provides a first rate review of the history of the world’s first commercial jetliner, its early difficulties and their rectification. – Highly Recommended

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Images of War, The Desert Air War 1940-1943, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

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This series has become very popular because it combines well-researched concise text with excellent selections of rare images, all at an aggressive price. This new addition covers the very interesting history of the air war in North Africa from 1940 to 1943 as armies chased each other back and forth along the narrow coastal strip. – Highly Recommended

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A Battle of Britain Spitfire Squadron, The Men And Machines of 152 Squadron In The Summer of 1940

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This is a definitive history of one RAF Spitfire Squadron during the Battle of Britain through the Summer of 1940. In taking a relatively short, but intensive, period in the history of a single fighter squadron the author has been able to offer a detailed perspective. – Highly Recommended

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GC Ladies of Lascaris, Forgotten Heroes Of Malta’s War

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This is an untold story of life under siege and the courage of civilians and military personnel. The story of ‘Christina of George Cross Island’ is moving, inspiring, sad and joyful, also being the story of “Star of Straight Street”. – Most Strongly Recommended

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The British Overseas Airways Corporation, A History

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This is a delightful and well-research history of BAOC, one of the great pioneering national flag carriers. The British Empire needed a fast reliable method transport provided by Imperial Airways that was followed by BAOC as a wartime airline that transitioned into peacetime, introduced the first jet airliner and the first supersonic airliner in a tradition followed on by British Airways. – Much Recommended


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Images of War, The Armour of Rommel’s Afrika Korps, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

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The very popular Images of War series continues to expand with each book achieving a high standard but this is a volume that will prove specially successful because of the interest in the Desert Fox. The Germans were drawn into the North African Campaign as they were drawn into the Balkans, because Italian collapse threatened German war aims. – Much Recommended

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Images of War, The Americans on D-Day & In Normandy, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

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The very popular Images of War series continues to expand with each book achieving a high standard but this is one that particularly stands out. The US force assembled for Operation Overlord was a significant number of ships, men and equipment with this new volume providing an outstanding selection of contemporary and modern images in photographic and map form. – Much Recommended

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Joys of War, From The Foreign Legion, the SAS and into Hell With PTSD

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This is a very important book at many levels and deserves a wide readership, not least because it deals with aspects of war that we often chose to ignore. The story of the author’s extraordinary military experiences is covered warts and all, as is his struggle to adjust to life beyond the military. – Much Recommended

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Your Towns & Cities in World War Two, Cumbria At War 1939-45

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The series is famous for producing a very affordable series of military and war history books with a high image content. This new book is a worthy addition to a well-established series. The story of the towns, cities and regions of Britain during WWII demonstrates the total war nature of this costly conflict. – Much Recommended

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Arras Counter-Attack 1940

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The author, a former soldier, has written 15 well-received books but is perhaps best known as a member of the innovative team at Battlefield History TV. This is the largely untold story of how two British tank regiments counter-attacked the invading Germans, helped secure the evacuation of more than 300,000 British and French troops from the Beaches of Dunkirk and made such an impression on Rommel that he thought he was being attacked by five Divisions . – Most Highly Recommended

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