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This week’s latest releases
With The Royal Navy in War and Peace Yearbook of Astronomy 2019 Medieval Combat in Colour

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Allied Coastal Forces of World War II De Havilland Comet M12 Gun Motor Carriage

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The AMX 13 Light Tank Armies of the Late Roman Empire AD 284 to 476 A History of Trees

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Brand new edition: Major & Mrs Holt’s Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide

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New, fourth edition: Major & Mrs Holt’s Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide – The Western Front – North by Major and Mrs Holt.

Following in their best-selling series of Battlefield Guides this is a companion volume to the Holts’ Western Front South Guide. Between the two they cover the main WW1 Western Front battlefields. This book covers 15 of the most significant battles of the northern area from Nieuwport to just north of the Somme. Whether travelling on the ground or in the mind, the reader is carefully guided through the battlefields with a mixture of succinct military history, cameo memories and stories of VCs and other personalities, interspersed with references to the literature and poetry of the war. This guidebook is based on Tonie and Valmai Holt’s 30 years experience of researching, guiding tours and writing about the area, with their unique blend of male and female points of view. It is written to the high standards that have come to be expected of these highly respected authors who are credited with pioneering the modern battlefield tour and whose guide books are referred to as ‘The Bibles’.

More titles by Peter Liddle

In the spotlight: Britain and Victory in the Great War

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Britain and Victory in the Great War, Edited by Dr Peter Little.

How can we begin to make sense of the Great War now that over 100 years have passed since it ended with the defeat of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman empire and Bulgaria, and the collapse of Tsarist Russia? The conflict had such a profound influence on world history that is it difficult to reconcile the different perspectives and draw clear conclusions. That is why this thought-provoking collection of original essays on the outcome of the war and its aftermath is of such value.

It completes the trilogy of ground-breaking volumes conceived and edited by Peter Liddle which presents the latest scholarly thinking about the Great War from an international perspective. The first two volumes – Britain Goes to War and Britain and the Widening War – made this stimulating new writing accessible to a broad readership and this final volume has the same aim.

A group of over twenty expert contributors reconsider the military reasons for the outcome of the fighting and look at the consequences for the principal nations involved. They explore the way the war and the peace settlement shaped the twentieth century and had an enduring impact within Europe and beyond.

Secret Wartime Britain by Colin Philpott

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Secret Wartime Britain – Hidden Places That Helped Win the Second World War by Colin Philpott.

During the Second World War, thousands of sites across Britain were requisitioned to support the war efforts. Additionally countless others were built from scratch regardless of cost. Often the purpose of these locations was concealed even from those living close by.

The author of Secret Wartime Britain has compiled a fascinating collection of examples that still exist today, albeit often in different usage. They include underground factories, storage sites and headquarters; spy and communication centres; interrogation and POW camps; dummy sites; research facilities such as sinister Porton Down; treasure stores in stately homes and even royal retreats in the event of invasion such as Madresfield Court.

Where were these sites and why were they needed? How successfully were they kept secret? What has happened to them since? Were they returned to their owners? Answers to these and other questions make Secret Wartime Britain a riveting and revealing read.

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