Send More Shrouds, The V1 Attack on the Guards’ Chapel 1944


Grateful for the sub-title that makes clear this has nothing to do with shroud waving Comrade Corbyn cynically jumping on any passing bandwagon. At the point of the war where the Allies could scent victory over Germany, the V1 began arriving over London. This is a graphic account of the most deadly V1 attack of WWII. Aerial bombing is never a pretty sight, but the use of crude unmanned flying bombs removes all pretence of deliberately targeting military sites. – Highly Recommended.

Agincour 1415, Field of Blood


Amongst a handful of battles that mark the rise of England into Britain and on to found the British Empire, Agincour stands out was a battle where a tired ragged army, significantly smaller than the fresh French Army, turned and fought and won magnificently. – Highly Recommended.

From Warsaw to Rome, General Anders’ Exiled Polish Army in the Second World War


The story of the Polish II Corps has never been adequately told before but the author has followed the story from the invasion of Poland by Russia and Germany, the imprisonment of Polish soldiers by the Soviets, the efforts by the Allies free them when the Soviets were invaded by Hitler, their service in Italy and the neglect of their interests at the end of the war. – Highly Recommended.

With The Gurkhas in the Falklands, A War Journal


The author was a light infantry officer, seconded to the Gurkha Battalion a month before the Argentine bandits invaded the Falklands. – The Gurkas are one of the finest infantry units in the world and are a highly valued component of the British Army – Most Highly Recommended.

Operation Banner, The British Army in Northern Ireland, 1969-2007


This is perhaps the first comprehensive review of the military involvements in Northern Ireland by the British Army. – The author has set the historical scene and then provided a compelling account of the series of actions that were required under the overall operation in Ulster – Highly Recommended.

U-Boats Beyond Biscay, Donitz Looks To New Horizons


The author, a former merchant marine captain with forty years experience, has developed a second career as a successful naval historian. – The tonnage of U-Boat books must rival a months sinkings in WWII, but here is a book that provides fresh insight into one of the least reviewed aspects of the U-Boat war – Highly Recommended.

Images of War Special, The Panzer IV, Hitler’s Rock

A valuable addition to a very popular series. – This reviewer wonders about the addition of ‘special’ to some books in the Images of War Series, because they are all special. However this book is well up to standard for the series – Highly Recommended.

Chemring Countermeasures USA, has been awarded a US$28 million contract by the US Army

Chemring Group PLC is pleased to announce that its US based subsidiary, Chemring Countermeasures USA, has been awarded a US$28 million contract by the US Army Garrison at Rock Island Arsenal. This award, which is part of a multi-year option contract in support of the US Army and Air Force, is for the manufacture and delivery of M206, MJU-7A/B and MJU-10/B infra-red decoy flares. Deliveries against this contract will be made in FY17 and FY18, with all work being performed at the Kilgore Flares facility, in Toone, Tennessee.

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Objective Saint-Lo, 7 June 1944 – 18 July 1944


Bringing to life the bitter fighting that followed the US landing on Omaha Beach as the troops tried to develop their beach head and then fight out to reach Saint-Lo. – An exciting story with insights from those who were there and an amazing collection of photographs, drawing and maps – Highly Recommended.