The assumption that modern history is meticulously recorded and all records are open is false. This new book reviews a German special forces raid on the British Isles that was concealed for 70 years and even today depends primarily on German archived materials. A provoking review that exposes one of WWII's long held secrets. Great Reading.
The Images of War series is always a visual delight, displaying some of the rarest images available, many seen for the first time by the public. This addition to the series maintains this very high visual standard and covers a subject that has received very little coverage in print before. Strongly Recommended.
Peter Liddle and his team of leading specialists have produced a provoking new book that features the latest research into WWI. The publishers have already established a reputation for this type of book and set new standards, highly recommended.
When schools taught Ancient Greek and Latin, the study of Classics and Ancient History was a popular area of history. Many schoolchildren left with an understanding of the history of Ancient Greece and the movement of power to Rome. Today that has shrunk for so many to an understanding delivered by Hollywood that all too often provides great entertainment but very poor history. Here, the author has provided a portrait of one of the key figures of the period, often described as the Successor Kingdoms, as the City States of Ancient Greece were replaced by a rapidly growing and aggressive Rome as the centre of ancient power in the Mediterranean and beyond. A great read and an important work.
This is an interesting and entertaining collection of diary entries made during WWI. They have been edited by the diarist's great niece and provide a valuable addition to our knowledge of the Home Front during WWI. A Fascinating account of life on the Home Front. The drawings she made and the details she included in her diaries and letters whent far beyond superficial detail and potentially could have been considered a security risk. As a result, this is a book will appeal to a great many people beyond the readership of social history and human interest. Strongly Recommended.
There have been very few books in the English language about the battle for Stalingrad. This book is therefore most welcome and adds greatly to the available pool of information. Highly Recommended.
The VC is a gold standard award for exceptional bravery in the face of the enemy, known around the world. The MC may be less well known outside Britain but it is a very high honour and to win three is exceptional. This is the story of a unique individual and has been told well. Very Highly Recommended.
Produced using unpublished letters home and contemporary accounts, the author has written an excellent account of Lord Hugh Grosvenor and his action at Zandvoorde. There are many rare and well-chosen images, maps and photographs to support the text. First Class Account.
The author has collected together and sensitively edited the thoughts and recollections of the key German Leaders. This exposes attitudes and capabilities of the German commanders and military leaders. In the process it does much to demonstrated why the Germans failed in the Battle of the Bulge and in the war. Extremely interesting and informative.
WWI history has been dominated by the trench warfare that was a result of the machine gun. The real innovation was in the air and at sea. A very well chosen photo-plate section supports the recollections of those that were there – Excellent and great reading.