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Aviation

  • Shot Downby Alex Kerr

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.26

    Alex Kerr's Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those trying four years he was held captive, Alex kept a secret diary. This book reproduces his diary entries in a fascinating account of all aspects... more...

  • Hunter Killerby T. Mark McCurley

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 7.99

    We are too close. We know too much, and when it is time to shoot, we can zoom in until the target fills the screen. Drones, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military's counterterrorism arsenal. Hunter Killer puts readers into this secretive world: hunting terrorists from the sky, deploying cutting-edge... more...

  • Cheating Deathby George J. Marrett

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 23.99

    They flew low and slow, at treetop level, at night, in monsoons, and in point-blank range of enemy guns and missiles. They were missions no one else wanted, but the ones all other pilots prayed for when shot down. Flying the World War II-vintage Douglas A-1 Skyraider, a single-engine, propeller-driven relic in a war of ?fast-movers,? these intrepid... more...

  • The Waffen-SSby Jochen Böhler; Robert Gerwarth

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99

    From 1941, faced with a shortage of men, the Waffen-SS admitted or recruited by force hundreds of thousands of non-Germans to their ranks. This volume, from a team of international contributors, shows who these foreign recruits were, where they came from, what their wartime experiences were, and what happened to them after 1945. more...

  • Air Battle for Burmaby Bryn Evans

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.93

    After a long series of crushing defeats by the apparently unstoppable Japanese air and ground forces, the eventual fight back and victory in Burma was achieved as a result of the exercise of unprecedented combined services cooperation and operations. Crucial to this was the Allies? supremacy in the air coupled with their ground/air support strategy.Using... more...

  • Intelligence Images from the Eastern Frontby Roy M Stanley

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.26

    Despite the Luftwaffe being ordered to destroy millions of aerial photos in 1945, the Allies found no less than twenty tons of photos in eleven locations, including a hoard in a Bavarian barn.  These together with vast numbers of photographs taken by German soldiers used for Intelligence analysis were put into classified Allied Intelligence files at... more...

  • Third Reich Victoriousby Peter G Tsouras

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 13.28

    War is a deadly game of chance where a single detail or decision can have far-reaching consequences. What if Hitlers generals had captured the cream of the British Expeditionary Force at Dunkirk? What if Turkey had sided with Germany and smashed through Russias back door to claim the prized Caucasus oil fields? What if Rommel had driven the British... more...

  • Sea and Air Fightingby David Bilton

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 10.62

    This is a compelling book for lovers of sea and air stories from the Great War era. In the thirteen stories told by the participants, many of whom were decorated for bravery, they describe their experiences of events: stories of luck, tenacity, courage, extreme danger, excitement and bravery. Also included are photographs to help set the scene for... more...

  • A Spitfire Girlby As Told To Melody Foreman Mary Ellis

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 26.61

    We visualize dashing and daring young men as the epitome of the pilots of the Second World War, yet amongst that elite corps was one person who flew no less than 400 Spitfires and seventy-six different types of aircraft ? and that person was Mary Wilkins.Her story is one of the most remarkable and endearing of the war, as this young woman, serving... more...

  • The RAF Air-Sea Rescue Service in the Second World Warby Norman Franks

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.28

    When the Second World War began in 1939 it was thought that it would be fought along the same lines as the First World War, with the Allied air forces operating from both Britain and France. With the fall of Britain?s Northern European Allies in May 1940, all that changed. From then onwards, RAF aircraft operating over enemy and enemy-held territory... more...