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        6th January, 2018


 

FLYING PAST: A HISTORY OF SHEPPEY AVIATION

by David T Hughes





The Isle of Sheppey in North Kent was the birthplace of aviation in the UK and early pioneers, including the Wright Bros and Charles Rolls, gathered on its low, flat ground to undertake experimental flights. By 1909 the Short Bros has established the first British aircraft factory and from there events snowballed. By 1911 the first naval aviators began training at nearby Eastchurch, which site became the first Royal Naval Air Station. The station served with distinction in the war that soon followed, as it did again through WWII, until its closure in the late 1940s. This book serves as a timely reminder of the island's great contribution to the story of flight in the UK.

New in card cover -128pp, c200 b/w photos, map

History Press, 2009
ISBN 9780752452289

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Web No. 
37733-01

£12.99

 


 

AFGANTSY: THE RUSSIANS IN AFGHANISTAN 1979 -1989

by Rodric Braithwaite 


In a timely and eye-opening book, Rodric Braithwaite examines the Russian experience during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Basing his account on Russian sources and interviews, he shows the war through the eyes of the Russians themselves - politicians, officers, soldiers, advisers, journalists, the women who served there, and the women of Afghanistan.

New in card cover - 417pp, numerous illustrations, maps

Profile Books, 2012
ISBN 9781846680625 

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Web No.
31956-01

£10.99

 


 

CINDERELLA ARMY: THE CANADIANS IN
                                                    NORTHWEST EUROPE, 1944-1945

by Terry Copp

In his controversial book ‘Fields of Fire’, Terry Copp challenged the conventional view that the Canadian contribution to the Battle of Normandy was a failure. Cinderella Army extends his argument that the achievement of the Canadian army has been greatly underrated. The Canadian component of the Allied Armies never totalled more that 185,000 of the four million troops in Northwest Europe. It is, however, evident that the divisions of 2nd Canadian Corps played a role disproportionate to their numbers. Their contribution to operations designed to secure the Channel Ports and open the approaches to Antwerp, together with the battles in the Rhineland, place them among the most heavily committed and sorely tried divisions in the theatre.

New in card cover - 407pp,
55 b/w photos, 28 maps

University of Toronto Press, 2012
ISBN 9780802095220
 

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Web No:
33535-02

£18.00

 


 

WEIHE DES EHRENMALS FUR DIE GEFALLENEN KAMERADEN
                                      DER DEUTSCHEN EISENBAHNTRUPPEN IN BERLIN

A contemporary pictorial record of the consecration of the memorial to the fallen comrades of the German Railway Troops in Berlin, Schoneberg on 19th, 20th and 21st October 1929. In the World War, 1914-18 152 officers, 3138 Unterofffiziere and pioneers of railway regiments and their field formations fell on the field of honor. German text.

good in card cover - A4 format, 86pp,
c100 b/w photos, map

Hanns Bergmann, 1929
No ISBN

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Web No.
14572-01

£35.00

 



SS: THE BLOOD-SOAKED SOIL

by Gordon Williamson

 




Battle experiences of the Waffen SS soldiers in WWII including SS-Totenkopf in the Demyansk Pocket, 1-SS Panzer Corps at Karkov and fighting in the Balkans and Kursk, II WFSS-Pz Corps at Cherkassy, and 12-SS Hitlerjugend in Normandy. Includes numerous photos located in Eastern Europe which had not previously been published.

Fine in d/w -  192pp, 120 illustrations,
maps, index

Brown Books, 1995
ISBN 189788441

 

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Web No:
30751-02

£15.00




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 The Editor's Choice:

ANGRIFF: THE GERMAN ATTACK ON STALINGRAD IN PICTURES

by Jason D. Mark


Web No.
37718-01

49.99

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