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        17th February, 2018


 

RONALD BERRY: HULL'S SPITFIRE ACE

by Don Chester

 

 

Air Commodore  Berry fought with the Royal Air Force throughout the war, starting with the Battle of Britain with No. 603 Squadron where he made his reputation as an excellent fighter pilot, shooting down three Messerschmitts in a day. His story is illustrated by numerous photos, mainly from Imperial War Museum collection, which include a formal portrait of Berry as Wing Commander in North Africa. Another image is of Berry’s Spitfire Mk. IX, coded EN199, which has recently been restored by the Malta Aviation Museum at Ta’Qali

New in card cover - 129pp,
12 b/w photos

Private Publication, 2010
No ISBN 

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Web No.
36622-01

£8.50

 


 

THE FLECHAS: INSURGENT HUNTING IN EASTERN ANGOLA, 1965-1974

by John P. Cann

In 1961, Portugal found itself fighting a war to retain its colonial possessions. It was almost completely unprepared to do so, and this was particularly evident in its inability to project power and to control the vast colonial spaces in Africa. Following the uprisings of March of 1961 in the north of Angola, Portugal poured troops into the colony, however there were only very small numbers of elite forces available and this led to development of specialized, units. The most remarkable such force was the Flechas, indigenous Bushmen in eastern Angola who could live and fight in its difficult terrain. They were active until the end of the war in 1974, and were so successful in their methods that the template was copied in the theaters of Guine and Mozambique, and later in the South African Border War.

New in card cover - A4 format, 64pp, Numerous b/w & colour illustrations, maps

Helion, 2013
ISBN 9781909384637

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Web No.
37093-01

£16.95
 

 


 

HEALING IN HELL: THE MEMOIRS OF A FAR EASTERN POW MEDIC

by Ken Adams   


Ken Adams was sent to the Far East during the Second World War and saw action on the Malay Peninsula before being captured at Singapore. As a trained medic he was initially assigned to work at Changi Hospital, where conditions were bad enough, but this was only the start of the three-year ordeal and many moves and far worse camps in Thailand followed. In this harrowing book Ken describes the terrible conditions endured at the hands of the Japanese and Korean guards and, worst of all, the Kempetai secret police. An exceptional memoir that demands reading.

New in d/w - 180pp, illustrations

Pen & Sword, 2011
ISBN 9781848845756

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Web No.
34565-01

£19.99

 


 

THE SCOTTISH SOLDIER AND EMPIRE, 1854-1902

by Edward M. Spiers

The Scottish Soldier and Empire, 1854-1902 reflects upon the iconic role of the Scottish soldier as an empire builder from the Crimean War to the end of the nineteenth century. It examines how the soldier commented on this imperial experience, largely through letter, diaries and poems published in the provincial press, how his exploits were reviewed in Scotland and how military achievements contributed to both a growing sense of national identity and a deepening degree of imperial commitment. Amongst the conflicts featured are the wars in South Africa, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sudan, and campaigns in the North-West Frontier

 


New in d/w -
244pp, 9 maps, 9 b/w illustrations


Edinburgh University Press, 2006
ISBN 9780748623549

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Web No.
37664-01

£38.00

 



HIGH NOON OF EMPIRE: THE DIARY OF
                                   LIEUTENANT COLONEL HENRY TYNDALL 1895-1915

Edited by B. A. 'Jimmy' James 

 

 

Henry Tyndall was a typical product of the Victorian age - an intensely patriotic army officer who served in India, on the North-West Frontier, on the Western Front and in East Africa at the height of the British empire. For 20 years, from 1895 to 1915, he kept a detailed diary that gives a vivid insight into his daily life and concerns, his fellow officers and men, and the British army of his day. He also left a graphic account of his experiences on campaign in the First World War and in the Third Afghan War. B.A. 'Jimmy' James has edited and annotated Tyndall's diary in order to make it fully accessible to the modern reader.


New in d/w - 190pp, 12 b/w photos
& illustrations


Pen & Sword, 2007

ISBN 9781844155781 

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Web No.
34694-01

£8.00




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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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