The Titanic and the City of Widows It Left Behind, The Forgotten Victims Of The Fatal Voyage

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The sinking of the Titanic has produced a wealth of books, articles, films and TV documentaries, all of which have given very little thought to the dependents and friends of those who lost their lives in this ocean tragedy. A moving and involving story that corrects this neglect, told by a descendant of a Titanic widow – Most Highly Recommended

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BookPick: Winter Selection

BookPick: Winter Selection

by BigJules

The Thomas Kydd Series is set during the period of the Revolutionary wars (1793-1815) as experienced through the life of former wig-maker turned naval hero Thomas Kydd. My research library contains hundreds of volumes on the Royal Navy and life in Britain during those troubled times. I’ve also gleaned a useful insight into the mind of the foe through various books written from the French perspective. Along with several such books, this selection includes a modern-day sailing adventure, a history of tea, a moving account of children at sea and a comprehensive survey of British naval intelligence in the twentieth century..

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Operation Colossus, The First British Airborne Raid Of World War II

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This is a little told story of the first British airborne forces that were to prove so useful that they rapidly grew in size and viable roles. The impact of Churchill was immediately felt when he became Prime Minister, a whirlwind of activity and aggression, he encouraged the development of new forms of warfare – Very Highly Recommended.

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Duel Under The Stars, The Memoir Of A Luftwaffe Night Pilot In World War II

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These memoirs are by a young man serving his country in a desperate war where his combat was directly with the young British, Commonwealth and American air crews bombing Germany. The insights provided cover the air war and specifically the operation of night fighters from the first Allied raids, through the development of radar, command and control and tactics as the author rose to command a night fighter squadron – Very Highly Recommended.

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From Shanghai to the Burma Railway, The Memoirs & Letters of Richard Laird, A Japanese Prisoner of War

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This book, based on the memoirs and notes of Richard Laird, starts from colonial era Shanghai and therefore is rare in that it covers the real start of World War Two through to the victory over Japan and the return to peace. The writer of the source documents provides not only detail of his experience as a soldier and POW, but that period coming into the Japanese assault on China and then on through the rapid Japanese advance into Indo China, Malaya and Singapore – Very Highly Recommended.

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Images of War, Dunkirk Evacuation Operation Dynamo, Nine Days That Saved An Army

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The Images of War series under the frontline imprint nicely compliments the similar series under the Pen & Sword imprint and is proving very popular. This book comprises clear and well-researched text, with a selection of impressive images– Very Highly Recommended.

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