This book corrects the serious neglect of its subject. The author has demonstrated that a historian needs only dedication and hard work to research a subject and present it in print. The result is a unique and definitive work that will be of enormous value to other historians, enthusiasts and the families of German WWI POWs – Highly Recommended.
Autumn (or Fall for my American friends) always seems a good time to curl up with an engrossing book. This BookPick has seven items, from a paean to recreational sailing to a chronicle of the 1779 siege of Gibraltar to a celebration of the most-used weapon in history. Whether you’re looking for an addition to your library or just a good read, I hope there’s something for everyone in this special selection.
26 October 2017 – 28 May 2018
Press View: 25 October 2017
With one month to go until opening, IWM London releases new images of works that will feature in Age of Terror: Art since 9/11, the UK’s first major exhibition to consider artists’ responses to war and conflict since 9/11. Images include works by Ai Weiwei, Jamal Penjweny, Kennardphillipps, Rachel Howard, Hanaa Malallah and Shona Illingworth.
Picture Flanagan Alpha Global Expedition collection
British solo-yachtsman facing the arctic sun as he navigates the Russian Northern Sea route in his 40 foot yacht Barabas. Adrian Flanagan set off from the Solent on the first vertical circumnavigation by sea (pole to pole) on28 October 2003, the smallest yacht to round Cape Horn West about, and still one of only a handful of yachts to make that passage, heading North up the Pacific an through the Bering Strait, along the Northern Sea Route, round Norway’s North Cape & South for home through the North Sea
Read Adrian’s account of his epic and historic voyage. FIRE Project review of the book http://tinyurl.com/y9629kp8
The Northern Sea Route (NSR) is the shortest sea route from Asia to Europe. According to experts, after 2050 it will be available for year-round passage of conventional vessels with no ice reinforcement. Given this, it is a good strategy right now to develop the NSR not only for pure export of natural resources from the Arctic zone or for the “Northern Supply”, but also for container transportation. In 2016, a model for creating a regular Arctic container line on the basis of the Northern Sea Route was developed. A niche where NSR shipments are more profitable compared to the southern route is the transit of container cargo between the ports of the Northeast Asia (China, Japan, the Republic of Korea) and North Europe (Rotterdam, Hamburg, etc.) The container traffic on routes where the use of the NSR can potentially give a significant payoff to carriers, is about 455 thousand TEU. The commissioning of new facilities for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the development of infrastructure in the Arctic will help significantly increase traffic along the NSR.
With the huge number of histories of WWII, a truly unique book is extremely rare. This is one such book. The author has assembled a diary written by her late father, a collection of his photographs, and a collection of family letters, which she has woven into an enchanting book that tells a unique story – Most Highly Recommended.
This is a most interesting book, both for its content and the way in which the autobiography has been salvaged and updated by Vickers’ commentary. Blinker Hall was one of the great heroes of WWI but almost totally unknown because he was Director Naval Intelligence – Most Highly Recommended.
The author is a leading aviation historian covering the air war of WWII. This is a softback edition of a book first published in hardback in 2006. It is one of the best accounts of its subject – Very Highly Recommended.
Considering the numbers of people enjoying this competitive activity, there are relatively few books on war gaming. The author has provided a guide that will appeal to novice and skilled war gamer alike – Highly Recommended.
A comprehensive review of Bomber Command’s airfields in Yorkshire, reviewed alphabetically. The author has assembled a collection of reviews of airfields in one geographic area of Britain during WWII that were primarily, or exclusively. used as bomber bases – Highly Recommended.