Yuletide Selection II

I’m a bit of a gruff creature when it comes to the commercialisation of Christmas – but there’s one thing that I fervently believe: a book is a present that, if well chosen for the recipient, will give hours of pleasure and be a lasting reminder in itself of someone putting thought, not just money, into a Yuletide gift. So do consider adding one or more from this selection to your gift-buying list. From the origins of Christmas to Scotland’s shipbuilding heritage; the heroism of Danish war-time resistance to Britain’s unsolved murders – and a photographic chronicle of the history of US submarines, hopefully there’s something for everyone in this somewhat eclectic selection.

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Glasgow Museums, The Ship Models, A History and Complete Illustrated Catalogue

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A Must-Read book on a Must-Visit Museum facility. The Publisher has excelled with a lavishly produced, lavishly illustrated epic and an incredibly low price. – Most Highly Recommended.


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British Steam Military Connections, LNER Steam Locomotives & Tornado

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A fascinating book that looks at LNER naming of locomotives and the military subjects they were named for. This is a fine production that does credit to the able text and the excellent images using quality gloss paper stock. – Highly Recommended.

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Tank Craft 17, M1 Abrams, The US’s Main Battle Tank I American and Foreign Service, 1981-2019

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Designed for armoured warfare in Europe during the Cold War, the Abrams has spent its combat exposure in the Middle East both as a Main Battle Tank engaged in fighting armour and in asymmetric warfare against insurgents. This is a book aimed primarily at the modelling community, but the high standard of illustration makes it applicable to anyone with an interest in armour and modern combat environments. – Very Highly Recommended.

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Tank Craft 21, Challenger 1, British Main Battle Tank of the Gulf War

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This book demonstrates why the Tank Craft series has become so very popular. There is a concise analysis of the tank’s design, development and variants with in-action photographs and specially commissioned full colour drawings and exhibition grade models of a selection of available kits. – Very Highly Recommended.

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Tank Craft 20, Tiger I, German Army Heavy Tank, Eastern Front, Summer 1943

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Another addition to the very popular Tank Craft series, taking the Tiger I story on. There is a concise analysis of the tank’s design, development and variants with in-action photographs and specially commissioned full colour drawings and exhibition grade models of a selection of available kits. – Very Highly Recommended.

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Land Craft 3, Bren Gun Carrier, Britain’s Universal War Machine

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With two very popular series and a highly versatile subject it must have been hard for the publisher to decide which to select for this important subject. The Bren Gun Carrier was used in every theatre of WWII by both Axis and Allied forces. – Very Highly Recommended.

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Camera On 15, Kaiserliche Und Konigliche Eisenbahn-Bau Kompanie, In Western Galicia 1914-1915, Vol 1

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The MMP Camera On series features rare and stunning images, as in this Vol 2 of a unique work. Much of the Eastern Front fighting took place in what became Poland and the railways played a vital role. This has produced a considerable volume of good quality photo stock. – Highly Recommended.

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