Yuletide Selection 1

Yuletide Selection 1

by BigJules

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. Hopefully, there’s something for everyone in this somewhat eclectic selection. They range from titles featuring the Napoleonic era to a biography of the admiral who created Armistice Day to an account of undersea war during World War II. So do consider adding one or more from this selection to your gift-buying list – or just indulging yourself!

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Helping Stop Hitler’s Luftwaffe, The Memoirs of a Pilot Involved in the Development of Radar Interception, Vital in the Battle of Britain

These memoirs are of an RAF pilot involved in the development of the radar-based command and control system that helped win the Battle of Britain. The author’s memoirs uniquely follow the development of a revolutionary new command and control system that was completed Just In Time Most Highly Recommended

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Modern Conflict Archaeology, Nazi Prisons in the British Isles, Political Prisoners During The German Occupation Of Jersey & Guernsey 1940-1945

Britain had to abandon the Channel Islands in 1940 and did not even have adequate time to evacuate significant numbers of the population. The Germans started with a soft approach but political prisoners increased and the occupation became harsh, not least because the German logistics operation was unable to supply all the food and medicines required Very Highly Recommended

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