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5th May, 2018


 

BROWNED OFF AND BLOODY-MINDED

by Alan Allport







More than three-and-a-half million men served in the British Army during the Second World War, the vast majority of them civilians who had never expected to become soldiers and had little idea what military life was going to be like. This rich social history examines the experience of the greatest and most terrible war in history from the perspective of these ordinary, extraordinary men, who were plucked from their peacetime families and workplaces and sent to fight for King and Country. Touching on issues of class, sex, crime, trauma, and national identitythe book provides an enlightening perspective on how a generation of modern-minded young men responded to the challenges of a brutal conflict.

New in card cover - 395pp, 22 b/w photos

Yale University Press, 2015
ISBN 9780300226386 

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Web No.
37786-01

£10.99

 


 

FERDINAND AND ELEFANT TANK DESTROYER

bby Thomas Anderson


The largest and statistically most successful tank destroyer of World War II, the Ferdinand was a true behemoth. Although only 91 examples were built, it took a savage toll of Soviet armour in the Battle of Kursk and other operations on the Eastern Front. This study explores the technical development and combat deployment of this remarkable vehicle, from its' origins in the Porsche Tiger Tank through its deployment as the ‘Ferdinand' in the Citadel offensive, to its modification and redesignation as the ‘Elefant' and final use in the desperate Battle of Berlin. Drawing on original archival material and heretofore unpublished photographs this title is an essential illustrated history to one of the most famous armoured vehicles ever built. 

 

 

New in d/w - Square format, 256pp,
c350 b/w photos, illustrations & plans

Osprey, 2015
ISBN 9781472807212

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Web No.
36903-01

£25.00

 


 

RAF POLICE: BOMBAY TO ASCENSION 1918-2007

by Stephen R. Davies 

 

Originally called the Provost Marshal's Branch, the RAF Police has been in existence since 1918 and since that date its officers have performed a variety of roles at home and abroad. This book describes in detail the wide-ranging police and security operations undertaken between 1918 and 2007. It covers Special Investigations, Counter-Intelligence, Air Transport Security and Canine operations undertaken in Nepal, Pakistan, India, Ceylon, the Indian Ocean, the Far East, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, Canada, the USA, Central America and finally the Falklands and Ascension Island.

New in card cover - A4 format, 228pp, numerous b/w photos

Woodfield Publishing, 2008
ISBN 1846830567

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Web No.
34171-01

£19.00

 


 

NOTES OF A RUSSIAN SNIPER

by Vassili Zaitsev


"As a sniper, I‘ve killed more than a few Nazis. A Nazi officer hasn’t got the slightest idea that he only has seconds to live". Vassili Zaitsev’s   account of Stalingrad is moving and harrowing. This was a battle to the death − fighting street by street, living like rats in a desperate struggle to survive. Here, the rules of war were discarded and a psychological war was waged. The sniper was king  − an unseen enemy. Zaitsev volunteered to fight at Stalingrad in 1942. In his first 10 days, he killed 40 Germans, ultimately achieving at least 225 kills.

 

New in d/w - 208pp, illustrations

Pen & Sword, 2010
ISBN 9781848325654

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Web No.
36075-01

£19.99

 


 

V1 - THE FLYING BOMB

by Joachim Engelmann 





An extensively illustrated study of Hitler's V-1 Terror Weapon. The author examines its development from inception in 1939, test firings from Peenemunde and the commencement of attacks on London and Southern England during 1944 − over 500 were launched between May and June alone. The book also covers the launching equipment and bunkers, manned and air-launched versions and contains details of production, including that at Nordhausen. This was in an underground factory called Mittelwerk which was excavated beneath Kohnstein Mountain in the Hartz range. Labour was provided by slave workers from nearby concentration camps.

New in card cover - Landscape format, 48pp,90 photos, illustrations, maps & drawings

Schiffer, 1993
ISBN 0887404081

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Web No.
15093-01

£12.95




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 The Editor's Choice:

NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

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