Russian Nazi Leader Putin has ordered the Russian Army into the Ukraine in strength in the most serious European incident since Adolf Hitler.
This is the seventh edition of a most popular battlefield guide. No one should visiting these battlefields without studying this guide first and then carrying it during the visit. Tucked into the book is an excellent folded map, accurate to 50 metres, in four colours with a modern road map.
This book, in the Despatches from the Front series, is primary source material, valued by schollars and enthusiasts alike. It also provides a number of readable despatches from senior officers who are able to provide a detailed assessment, having access to reports from junior officers, the results of reconnaissance, and the direct knowledge of how and why they took the decisions that shaped the outcome.
The Conway annual Warship is an eagerly awaited treat for enthusiasts and naval professionals. Its price limits the readership but is inevitable for a work of this quality and authority.. Each year, Warship Notes, to the back of the book, provides an interesting selection of short articles and a review of some of the outstanding naval books of the year.
This year, there are main contributions from eight acknowledged specialists in the fields.
This book contains some truly outstanding and rare photographs. The text is well-written and supports the lavish illustration. The subject was one of the first generation combat jets and aviation enthusiasts will welcome its new insights.
This is a very human story set against the torments of war and authentic in the sensitive portrayal and careful research. As such it will appeal to a very wide section of readers with its humanity, violence, stress, and background. It requires no great knowledge of war, of the period, or of the technologies, or of any great enthusiasm. The story enfolds the reader and transports them into the tale. It is a great read.
This is a penetrating account of the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan by a British officer. Major Streatfield has been outspoken in his analysis of foreign intervention in Afghanistan, providing a thought-provoking and personal perspective. He has compared the Taliban tactics with the British response and offered a record of daily fire-fights and the daily threat of IEDs.
Today, British railways present a mixture of reactions from frustration at overcrowded commuter trains, to the joy of rolling through magnificent scenery. Few travellers give much thought to how this, still, extensive network came to be built, who built it and under what conditions. This new book sets out the stark realities of the gangs of workers who toiled in often unbelievable conditions, facing significant danger, and suffering high casualty rates.
This is an engaging story of a schoolboy who went from school to the wartime RAF and was in so many ways representative of a generation of RAF pilots. Robert Owen is the Official Historian of the No. 617 Squadron Association. He has acquired material from family, school, official archives and personal letters and recollections. This has produced an impeccable base for the careful research, combined beautifully into a story that captures the essence of the subject.
They Gave Me A Seafire
by Commander R.M. ‘Mike’ Crosley DSC* RN
Published: August 2014
A classic in every sense of the word, the re-issuing of this book is sure to provoke an enthusiastic response.