Yuletide Selection

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. Four have a maritime theme; there’s also a Georgian miscellany – and a look at the real ‘Dad’s Army’. Hopefully, there’s something for everyone in this somewhat eclectic selection.

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THE LAST VESTIGES OF THE D-DAY LIFELINE, A STUNNING VICTORIAN LISTED PIER AND A 1600 YEAR-OLD ABANDONED ROMAN FORT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE JORDANIAN DESERT…

THE LAST VESTIGES OF THE D-DAY LIFELINE, A STUNNING VICTORIAN LISTED PIER AND A 1600 YEAR-OLD ABANDONED ROMAN FORT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE JORDANIAN DESERT…

…are just a few of the phenomenal images from the 2019
Historic Photographer of the Year Awards

– Supported by History Hit, Historic England, HISTORY®, AHFAP and All About History –

The winners of the Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2019 were unveiled today by broadcaster and historian Dan Snow and historic and cultural travel experts Trip Historic.

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Your Towns & Cities In The Great War, Canterbury In The Great War

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Another welcome addition to a very popular series. The story of Canterbury and life in Kent during WWI is told enthusiastically by an author of several books in this fine series. – Highly Recommended.

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Carthage’s Other Wars, Carthaginian Warfare Outside The ‘Punic Wars’ Against Rome

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Historians have neglected the story of Carthage and its position as a Mediterranean Super Power, concentrating attention on the ‘Punic Wars’. Although the story of the ‘Punic Wars’ was important to the Romans, notably because they eventually won when Carthage failed to support its outstanding general Hannibal, it is just one small part of the rise and dominance of Carthage. – Most Highly Recommended.

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Battle of Britain Broadcaster, Charles Gardner, Radio Pioneer & WWII Pilot

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The unique story of a radio broadcasting pioneer and war correspondent, told with affection by his son. This very original story has to be read, and widely, because it covers military history, broadcasting history, human interest, courage and service – Most Highly Recommended.

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Faithful In Adversity, The Royal Army Medical Corps In The Second World War

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The formation of the RAMC before the start of WWI revolutionized medical care for British troops and WWII was to see this corps expand and make further significant advances in combat medical care. This thoroughly researched work tells a story that has long been taken for granted – Most Highly Recommended.

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The Rise of the Hellenistic Kingdoms 336-250 BC

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The story of Ancient Greece, its City States, Kingdoms, Empire, heroes and Alexander is gripping stuff and this book tells its part of the story very well. There is a photo-plate section in illustration but this is a narration of an exciting story with heroes, false heroes and much action – Very Highly Recommended.

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The Battle For Laos, Vietnam’s Proxy War 1955-1975

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The Cold War series is developing into a unique and insightful study of a long and bitter conflict that was far from Cold in many parts of the Globe. This edition looks closely at the Battle For Laos and features many rare images through the body of the book and in a full colour photo-plate section – Very Highly Recommended.

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