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- The History Press 2012; US$ 18.94
From the American Civil War onwards, railways have been an important aspect of war. So important were the railways that in the First World War, the state took control of the railways, and then repeated this exercise in the Second World War. Wartime on the Railways describes the part played by Britain's railways during the Second World War, dealing... more...
- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 12.09
Few modes of travel have the enduring appeal of steam railways. Today preserved lines, locomotives and rolling stock attract not just expert enthusiasts but more casual visitors who are keen to savor the distinctive atmosphere of a lost era in transport history. Yet these relics are but one aspect of the long story of steam, for they cannot reveal... more...
- Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 5.99
The victorious German Blitzkrieg assault on Holland, Belgium and Northern France placed Anglo-French relations under huge strain. The Vichy surrender raised real British fears that the Germans would force the French Fleet, the fourth largest in the world, to turn against their former ally, while in fact their orders were to scuttle in the event of... more...
- Pen and Sword 2005; US$ 9.99
To the US Navy they were CVEs! To the Royal Navy auxiliary carriers! To crews of endangered merchantmen in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans they were heaven-sent protection! To their crews they were Combustible, Vulnerable, Expendable!The need for air cover against enemy aircraft and submarines brought unprecedented demand for carriers. Over 100 vessels... more...
- Pen and Sword 2003; US$ 10.99
The strategic importance of Malta sitting astride both the Axis and Allied supply routes in the Mediterranean was obvious to both sides during WW2. As a result the Island became the focal point in a prolonged and dreadful struggle that cost the lives of thousands of servicemen and civilians. After setting the scene for the action, this book tells the... more...
- Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 12.99
Compiled by the author of Janes Air Forces of the World, this book is a must for naval experts and enthusiasts. In one volume the reader will find the composition and details of all naval elements of a staggering 137 nations armed forces including paramilitary organizations as the US Coast Guard Service. The book starts with an introduction... more...
- The History Press 2007; US$ 36.46
Formed in 1918 from the merger of the Royal Naval Air Service with the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Air Force was the first fully autonomous military air arm in the world. This book talks about RAF and the vital part it played in World War II. It looks at its structure, from the Air Ministry and the Chief of Air Staff down to squadron level. more...
- The History Press 2005; US$ 36.46
The service had to learn fast. It soon became clear that the Germans would not provide an opportunity for a major battleship-to-battleship fleet action along the lines of Jutland, but that submarine warfare and surface raiders were to be just as effective at undermining the British war effort. The Royal Navy was expected to be active in the North... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17
Long-awaited, the Normandy landings were the largest amphibious operation in history. Success was achieved by the advent of specialised landing craft, first seen in the landings in North Africa, heavy naval firepower and the creatiojn of two artificial harbours, each the size of the port of Dover, and an underwater pipeline. Operation Neptune: The... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95
Dreadnoughts, battlecruisers, submarines and aircraft defined the British World War I experience against the Kaiser's Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary and Ottoman Turkey, and their deployment made the conflict truly a world war. This expressed the culmination of naval surface warfare while hinting at the shape of future conflicts. This was a global... more...