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  • HMS Trenchantby Arthur Hezlet

    Pen and Sword 2000; US$ 1.99

    This is both the war memoir of a distinguished naval officer and the history of HMS Trenchant, a T Class submarine. Admiral Hezlet was appointed to command Trenchant from her completion in early 1944 until mid-1945 during which time she and her crew worked up, voyaged to the Far East and carried out five highly dangerous and successful operational... more...

  • Auchinleckby Philip Warner

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 13.99

    Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck was born in India and raised in conditions of near poverty. Yet his talent ensured his career flourished despite his Indian Army background and he was the first Commander of 8th Army in North Africa. Despite great political interference, he stopped Rommel's Afrika Corps at 1st Alamein only to be sacked by Churchill.... more...

  • Rude Mechanicalsby A. J. Smithers

    Pen and Sword 1989; US$ 9.99

    In this sequel to "An New Excalibur", which examined the development of the tank during World War I and after, Smithers examines the role played by tanks in World War II. At the beginning of the war only the Germans and the Russians had realized the full power of the tank. The British and the Americans were forced to try to catch up. One... more...

  • The German Army on the Western Front 1917-1918by David Bilton

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 8.99

    This highly illustrated book covers the German retreat from the Somme, through the defensive battles of 1917, the Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle) of early 1918, to the final Allied offensive from August to the end of the War. The post-Armistice events are also covered as the implications of defeat sunk in on an exhausted nation and its shattered... more...

  • A New Excaliburby A. J. Smithers

    Pen and Sword 1986; US$ 7.99

    The idea of a mobile strong-point, out of which the tank developed, probably occurred to most minds after our first experience of attacking strongly entrenched positions; I first heard it suggested by an Intelligence Corps officer as early as the Battle of the Aisne....the suggestion of using the 'Caterpillar tractor, which has been experimented... more...

  • Killing the Bismarckby Iain Ballantyne

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 1.99

    ‘A HARROWING INSIGHT INTO THE UNREMITTING CRUELTY OF WAR AT SEA, AS WELL AS THE COURAGE AND COMPASSION OF FRAIL HUMANS PITTED AGAINST SAVAGE WEATHER AND PLUNGED INTO BRUTAL COMBAT…’In May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, accompanied by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out into the Atlantic to attack Allied shipping. The Royal Navy... more...

  • Flying into the Flames of Hellby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 9.99

    The book contains twenty-three stirring accounts of what life flying as air-crew in World War Two was really like. The writers are a mixed bunch of pilots, navigators and gunners who flew medium and heavy bombers or Mosquitoes. It conveys the terror of being coned by German searchlights over the target, attacks by Luftwaffe night-fighters, catastrophic... more...

  • United States Naval Aviation 1911-2014by Michael Green

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.50

    From humble beginnings in 1911 with floatplanes, by the 1930s, the US Navy possessed dirigibles and were introducing fighter planes. By the start of WW2, monoplane fighters were replacing bi-planes and a major aircraft carrier build was underway.Fighters such as the Grumman FLF Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were joined by carrier attack aircraft such... more...

  • British Buses 1967by Jim Blake

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    This book looks at an important turning point in the history of the bus industry in Britain. 1967 was the penultimate year to the end of an era, when private and semi-nationalized company's operated the bus networks in this country.

After 1967 the network was never the same again, with the formation of the National Bus Company in 1968.

The... more...

  • Medieval Maritime Warfareby Charles D. Stanton

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    Following the fall of Rome, the sea is increasingly the stage upon which the human struggle of western civilization is played out. In a world of few roads and great disorder, the sea is the medium on which power is projected and wealth sought. Yet this confused period in the history of maritime warfare has rarely been studied - it is little known and... more...