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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This work examines the evolution of the RAF's operational requirements for its home defence air force - for bombers to mount a deterrent counter offensive and for fighters to provide direct defence of Britain. It discusses the management processes, policies and decisions relevant to operational requirements on the basis of a detailed study of Air Ministry... more...
- Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99
The full history of the Fortress Mk.I (B-17C) is described. This was somewhere an experiment led by the British under the secret supervision of the Americans. Many lessons were learned by the RAF but the British eventually discarded the Flying Fortress as a day bomber, what the Americans decided to ignore. Over 30 photos, 2 colour profiles. more...
- Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 12.99
Tom Pike joined the Royal Air Force on 17 January 1924 as a Flight Cadet at Cranwell. During a long and varied career in peace and war he held a wide variety of RAF appointments around the world and when he eventually retired he had held the ultimate post in the RAF, that of Chief of Air Staff and also that of Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Powers... more...
- Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 10.99
The arrow, essentially a specialized spear, is among the most ancient human inventions and can be found in cultures throughout the world. The need to launch a projectile farther and with greater accuracy than is possible with the human arm gave rise to a variety of solutions. Spearthrowers which extend the length of the users arm and therefore... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
The first of two volumes of the classified Air Historical Branch study of Fighter Command and the Air Defence of the United Kingdom. It covers pre-war expansion of the Command, the creation of the first integrated air defence system, and an account of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. more...
- Pen and Sword 1990; US$ 9.99
Until the events of 11 July, 1963, rocketed him into the headlines of the national press, Tanky Challenor, was only known in- and admired by- the close-knit circle of friends in the SAS and the Metropolitan Police. He was also known, but only grudgingly admired, by most of the villains in the West End. On that fateful July day, however, a demonstration... more...
- Casemate Publishers 2013; US$ 14.99
?Gentlemen, do not be daunted if chaos reigns; it undoubtedly will.? So said Brigadier S. James Hill, commanding officer of the British 3rd Parachute Brigade, in an address to his troops shortly before the launching of Operation Overlord?the D-Day invasion of Normandy. No more prophetic words were ever spoken, for chaos indeed reigned on that day,... more...
- Lyons Press 2012; US$ 15.99
Caught in a violent storm and blown far off their intended course, five American airmen--flying the dangerous Himalayan supply route known as "The Hump"--were forced to bail out just seconds before their plane ran out of fuel. To their astonishment, they found they had landed in the heart of Tibet. There they had to confront what, to them, seemed a... more...
- Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 12.99
This is the story of American volunteer pilots who risked their lives in defense of Britain during the earliest days of World War II?more than a year before Pearl Harbor, when the United States first became embroiled in the global conflict. Based on interviews, diaries, personal documents, and research in British, American, and German archives, the... more...