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Air forces. Air warfare

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Predatorby Richard Whittle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    The untold story of the birth of the Predator drone, a wonder weapon that transformed the American military, reshaped modern warfare, and sparked a revolution in aviation The creation of the first weapon in history whose operators can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle... more...

  • Precision Strike Warfare and International Interventionby Mike Aaronson; Wali Aslam; Tom Dyson; Regina Rauxloh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    This book explores whether the new capabilities made possible by precision-strike technologies are reshaping approaches to international intervention. Since the end of the Cold War, US technological superiority has led to a more proactive and, some would argue, high risk approach to international military intervention. New technologies including... more...

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

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 39.99

    Jack Kennedy (Sydney), Stuart Walch (Hobart), Dick Glyde (Perth), Ken Holland (Sydney), Pat Hughes (Cooma and Sydney), Bill Millington (Adelaide), John Crossman (Newcastle) and Des Sheen (Canberra): eight Australian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain. Only one survived. During the summer and autumn of 1940, the Luftwaffe launched... more...

  • The Next War in the Airby Brett Holman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    In the early twentieth century, the technology of flight changed warfare. Writers argued that the main strategic risk to Britain was the possibility of a sudden, destructive aerial bombardment of Britain’s cities. For the first time, The Next War in the Air draws on archival documents and publications from 1908-1941 to reconstruct the concept... more...

  • With the Argyllsby Ray Ward

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 7.28

    a wonderful example of a soldier's memoir' - Trevor Royle When Ray Ward died in 1999, his sons discovered an old and dusty manuscript in an Afrika Korps ammunition box in the cellar of the family home in Glasgow. These papers contained a collection of their father's memoirs, which detailed his experiences as an infantry officer during the Second World... more...

  • The Last British Dambusterby George Johnny Johnson

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 30.38

    'I was anxious to fight. Hitler was the bastard who had started all this and he needed sorting out. We were under threat. Everything we stood for: our country, our families and our way of life was being attacked by this maniac. He could not be allowed to win. So for me and many, many others like me, there was no alternative. We were in a pickle... more...

  • Pushing the Envelopeby Marion Carl; Barrett Tillman

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    First published in 1994, this stirring autobiography of a fighter and test pilot takes readers full throttle through Carl's imposing list of "firsts." Beginning with his World War II career, he gained such commendations as first Marine Corps ace, among the first Marines ever to fly a helicopter, and first Marine to land aboard an aircraft carrier.... more...

  • Arctic Airmenby Ernest Schofield; Roy Conyers Nesbit

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In 1942 a Catalina crew of 219 Squadron, based in the Shetlands, was selected to carry out a series of top secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. They were made at the same time as a Norwegian expedition to Spitzbergen to keep the Germans out of the area. The flights were over 24 hours long and reached the limits of human endurance... more...