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Air forces. Air warfare

  • Air Powerby Jeremy Black

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 37.99

    This essential book offers a compelling and original interpretation of the rise of military aviation. Jeremy Black, one of the world?s finest scholars of military history, provides a lucid analysis of the use of airpower over land and sea both during the two world wars and the more limited wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. more...

  • Tumult in the Cloudsby James Goodson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 12.68

    The classic memoir by one of America's greatest fighting aces: James Goodson Anglo-American James Goodson's war began on Sept 3rd 1939, when the SS Athenia was torpedoed and sank off the Hebrides. Surviving the sinking and distinguishing himself rescuing survivors, Goodson immediately signed on with the RAF. He was an American, but he wanted... more...

  • Why ABMby Johan J. Holst; William Schneider

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Why ABM?: Policy Issues in the Missile Defense Controversy focuses on the problems of invention and deployment of defenses against anti-ballistic missiles (ABM). The book first discusses early, present, and future missile defense systems, including the efficiency of missile defense and the use of missiles in penetration aids and tactics. The deployment... more...

  • RAF Night Operationsby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 23.99

    The Navy can lose us the war, but only the Air Force can win it. Therefore our supreme effort must be to gain overwhelming mastery in the air. The Fighters are our salvation but the Bombers alone provide the means of victory...'

 So said Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the War Cabinet on the first anniversary of the outbreak of... more...

  • Australia's Few and the Battle of Britainby Kristen Alexander

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Germans launched their Luftwaffe campaign to gain superiority over the RAF, especially Fighter Command. They were not successful, and this defeat marked a turning point in the Allies' favour. This is the story of eight Australian fighter pilots engaged in the Battle of Britain, the first major battle of... more...

  • Luftwaffe Bombers of the Blitz 1940-1941by Andy Saunders

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    Luftwaffe Bombers in the Blitz will comprise of some 140-150 images of German bomber aircraft during the Blitz of 1940-1941. The images will cover the entirety of the Blitz and will also depict losses across Britain during this period. Each picture will tell its own story, and will be fully captioned with historical detail. Each section will have a... more...

  • From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyerby Carole McEntee-Taylor

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris was an adventurer, a man possessed of great courage and charm, who fulfilled every schoolboy fantasy and really did 'live the dream'. 

The second youngest of seven children, the ordinary life held little appeal for Sydney so, in 1898, at the age of 17, he left home in Ilford for the Klondike gold rush.... more...

  • Leningrad 1943by Alexander Werth

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    The 900-day German Siege of Leningrad is the most powerful testimony to the immeasurable cruelty and horror of World War II. As the sole British correspondent to have been in the city during the blockade, Alexander Werth presents a harrowing firsthand account of the savagery and destruction wrought by the Nazis against the civilian population of the... more...

  • The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIIby Phil H. Listemann

    Philedition 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Spitfire Mk.VII was one of the less known Spitfire mark. Designed to make interceptions in high altitude, the Luftwaffe had actually almost diseppeared from the English sky when Mk.VII was introduced into service in the spring of 1943. Underemployed during over a year, the RAF decided to use it in the offensive role in 1944 before being phased... more...

  • The Last Escaperby Peter Tunstall

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2014; US$ 11.99

    The product of a lifetime's reflection, The Last Escaper is Peter Tunstall's unforgettable memoir of his days in the RAF and as one of the most celebrated of all British POWs. Tunstall was an infamous tormentor of his German captors dubbed the 'cooler king' (on account of his long spells in 'solitary'), but also a highly skilled pilot, loyal friend... more...