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  • Quiet Heroesby Bernard Edwards

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 7.99

    The men of Britain's Merchant Navy, although unarmed civilians going about their lawful business were the first to be involved with the enemy in the Second World War. Less than nine hours after the declaration of war on 3 September 1939, the Donaldson liner Athenia was sunk without warning by a German U-boat off the west coast of Ireland. From... more...

  • Target Corinth Canalby Platon Alexiades

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    During the Second World War the Corinth Canal assumed an importance disproportionate to its size. It was the focus of numerous special Allied operations to prevent oil from the Black Sea reaching Italy, to delay the invasion of Crete and severing the vital German supply lines to Rommel's Army in North Africa.

German airborne forces... more...

  • Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1941 - 1942by Nik Cornish

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 14.97

    The third volume in Nik Cornish’s photographic history of the Second World War on the Eastern Front records in vivid visual detail the sequence of Red Army offensives that pushed the Wehrmacht back across Russia after the failure of the Operation Citadel, the German attack at Kursk. Previously unpublished images show the epic scale of the build-up... more...

  • A Victorian Guide to Healthy Livingby Thomas Allinson; Anna Selby

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 21.95

    The Victorian Dr Thomas Allinson founded the famous Allinson bread firm in 1892 and wrote five volumes of medical essays outlining his beliefs that food was an important factor in health. His sage advice was an anathema to his Victorian peers and he was struck off in an age where medicines were made of mercury and arsenic. His ‚??outrageous‚?? beliefs... more...

  • Alcibiadesby P J Rhodes

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    Alcibiades is one of the most famous (or infamous) characters of Classical Greece. A young Athenian aristocrat, he came to prominence during the Peloponnesian War (429-404 BC) between Sparta and Athens. Flamboyant, charismatic (and wealthy), this close associate of Socrates persuaded the Athenians to attempt to stand up to the Spartans on land as part... more...

  • Assassinationby Miles Hudson

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 8.99

    The assassination of political, religious and military leaders, often dictators, is frequently seen as the short cut to solving a particular problem. The author takes issue with this argument. Examining a series of linked assassinations together with their causes and effects, he seeks to demonstrate that in many cases the killings have produced unforeseen... more...

  • Charging Against Wellingtonby Robert Burnham

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 8.99

    Like the author’s previous book, The British Army Against Napoleon, Charging Against Wellington draws heavily on primary sources, manuals, memoirs, and regimental histories to bring to life the officers and men of the regiments that fought.The book is divided into three sections. The first contains biographies of 80 generals who led the French... more...

  • Code Warsby John Jackson

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 23.95

    When the top secret codebreaking activities at Bletchley Park were revealed in the 1970s, much of the history of the Second World War had to be rewritten. Code Wars examines the role of ULTRA (the intelligence derived from breaking secret enemy signals) on major events of the Second World War. It examines how it influenced the outcome of key battles... more...

  • Criminal Womenby John J Eddleston

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 9.99

    Women have sometimes been seen as less criminally inclined than men. But, as John Eddleston shows in this revealing anthology of female crimes in London, this image is hard to mesh with reality, for the city’s history is crowded with cases of women who broke the law. In vivid detail he reconstructs a series of dramatic, often harrowing cases in... more...

  • Diary of a Bomb Aimerby Campbell Muirhead

    Pen and Sword 2009; US$ 23.95

    Campbell Muirhead kept a meticulous diary of his wartime RAF service from the day that he set forth to train as aircrew in Canada and the USA in 1942 to the end of his wartime service with 12 Squadron Bomber Command. The book is particularly emotive as he wrote in the common parlance of those wartime days and truly reflects the emotions, fears and... more...