The National Railway Heritage Awards celebrates its 40th Anniversary and this new book provides an important record of the efforts to restore British rail heritage. The focus on heritage preservation is often on the locomotives and rolling stock but equally important is the work to restore and preserve the fine architecture. – Very Highly Recommended.
Nicely timed book from a Special Interests publisher as the Johnson Government prepares to continue sluicing billions down the HS2 drain. The Great Central main line is a classic of the dither and delay of British public transport planning in the second half of the Twentieth Century. – Very Highly Recommended.
An affectionate history of one of the greatest airlines in flying history. The formation of BAOC on the foundations of British Imperial Airways introduced the world to a new level of passenger transport, including the Comet, the world’s first jet airliner. – Very Highly Recommended.
Pan American Clippers opened up luxury long distance travel by air, captured in this revised and expanded edition of a popular history. The Pan Am Clippers pioneered long distance passenger flight, along with the British Imperial Airways. – Very Highly Recommended.
Humans have formed a long, close and unique association with horses amongst the numbers of animals successfully domesticated.. This book contains so many superb images that capture the beauty, power and grace of horses, their strength and purpose. – Most Highly Recommended.
Type 2 Diabetes is being diagnosed in increasing numbers with many conflicting opinions from health care professionals. This is a readable and comprehensive introduction to the condition with logical suggestions on how to manage it. – Most Highly Recommended.
A wealth of images, many in full colour, from the time providing a German perspective. This is the story of the first air war in history, including not only German artwork but also British counterparts, with good supporting text. – Highly Recommended.
The RAF West Malling airfield started life as a private aerodrome in the 1930s, known as Kings Hill. This is a comprehensive history of an important RAF airfield in WWII and through the Cold War. – Highly Recommended.
The Danish Resistance have received much less coverage than other groups bravely fighting German Occupation. This book goes a long way to correcting the omission. – Very Highly Recommended.
Two good reasons for buying this book, its a cracking read and the proceeds go to ‘Walking With The Wounded’. This is a sensitively edited collection of diaries providing many new insights – Very Highly Recommended.