|Author:||Vincent P. O'Hara|
The strategic importance of the Mediterranean was at the centre of Naval and wider military thinking on the part of both Allied and Axis powers throughout the Second World War. It witnessed a huge variety of actions and operations, which included carrier strikes, convoy attacks, coastal actions, amphibious assaults and bitter... read more
This title provides a detailed narrative of S-boat, or schnellboot, actions during World War II in all the theatres where they were deployed. The author, himself a retired schnellboot commander, describes, with the help of a multitude of maps and photographs, all the incidents that these 55-knot fast attack craft were involve... read more
|Author:||R. G. Grant|
Before the nuclear bomb, no weapon evoked as much fear as the battleship. Battle at Sea looks at every aspect of the story of warfare on, above and under the sea. As well as classic naval engagements on the open sea, it includes daring raids carried out on ships in harbour. Also covered are landing operations such as D-Day,... read more
|Author:||Steve Holland (ed)|
In all its grim glory, the Second World War is brought to life in twelve of the grittiest war dramas ever committed to paper. War Picture Library was the daddy of them all - the first pocket library and for many fans, the best. The conflict that engulfed Europe forced ordinary men to give up their safe, happy lives and fight ... read more
One in an ongoing series of reasonably priced reprints of long out-of-print classic WWII titles.
The twin armoured advances of "Goodwood" and "Cobra", unleashed six weeks after the Allied landings in Normandy in June 1944, were intended to trap a German army within a wider pincer movement. Myths that have grown up since the end of the war suggested that "Goodwood", a British initiative, foundered whilst "Cobra", undertak... read more
|Author:||Philip Kaplan & Jack Currie|
hardcover, 224 pages Without the merchant navies of Britain, Cana da and the USA the British would not have survived even a fe w weeks of war. In words and pictures this book honours the mariners who faced danger day after day to bring essential s upplies to Britain. '
|Author:||David Stafford (University of Edinburgh)|
It was the day that changed the course of a war, and also a century. Meticulous in their planning, brilliant in their execution, the landings of 6 June 1944 constitute the largest seaborne assault ever attempted. As dawn rose, and the first of the 150,000 Allied troops reached the Normandy beaches, D-Day heralded the beginnin... read more
|Author:||Kelly Ana Morey|
The story of the New Zealand Navy as it unfolded told through the collections of the Royal New Zealand Navy Museum. From the arrival of Captain Cook, an RN Officer, in 1840, through war and peace, the Navy has played a major role in our history. Service from the Sea tells this dramatic story through letters, official document... read more
|Author:||Brian D. O'Neill|
|Series:||"Aviation Week" Books|
paperback, 454 pages, 98 ill.
In 1943, when the outcome of World War II hung in the balance, B-17 crews of the Eighth Air Force flew harrowing, unescorted daylight bombing missions deep into Occupied Europe and Germany. These devastating raids have long been storied in film and fiction, but here is a firsthand, b... read more
|Author:||J. F. (Joseph Frederick) Cody|
The Maori warrior in New Zealand first came to prominence during the land wars of the 19th Century. During these conflicts, they were known as fierce opponents, as well as courageous allies. Subsequently, and especially based on the Treaty of Waitangi, the Maori felt that they owed special allegiance to the Queen, to the ... read more
The struggle with Communist terrorists in Malaya known as The Emergency became a textbook example of how to fight a guerrilla war, based on political as much as military means. This book deals with both the campaign fought by British, Commonwealth and other security forces in Malaya against Communist insurgents, between 1948 ... read more
To the Polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the Battle of Britain, the United Kingdom was justifiably known as
During the Middle Ages Islam was Christian Europe's only civilised and most troublesome neighbour, the Middle Ages saw almost continual strife between these two distinct cultures. By the time the Frankish Crusaders reached the Middle East at the end of the 11th century Islam had already incorporated three major races: Arabs, ... read more
|Series:||Battleground Europe S.|
Kilvert-Jones combines an intellectual grasp of the strategic, operational and tactical context of 3rd Division's assault landing at Sword Beach on 6 June 1944 with the personal and vivid recollections of those who were there. This guide is informative and easily read as an account in its own right; carried with you on tour i... read more
The struggle to capture Monte Cassino, the impregnable heights barring the Allied advance on Rome in 1944, was the longest land battle fought in Western Europe in World War II and among the most costly; in four separate assaults over the course of the grim six-month epic over 105,000 men from the Allied armies and at least 80... read more
From the author of The Perfect Storm, a gripping book about Sebastian Junger's almost fatal year with the 2nd battalion of the American Army.
For 15 months, Sebastian Junger accompanied a single platoon of thirty men from the celebrated 2nd battalion of the U.S. Army, as they fought their way through a remote valley in ... read more
A gripping account of the epic hunt for Hitler's most terrifying battleship -- the legendary Tirpitz -- and the brave men who risked their lives to attack and destroy this most potent symbol of the Nazi's fearsome war machine. The Tirpitz was Hitler's greatest weapon. The largest battleship in Europe, 'the Beast' as Churchil... read more
This title has been nominated for "Sunday Times", "TLS", "Spectator", "Sunday Telegraph", "Daily Mail" and "Scotland On Sunday" Books of The Year. In almost every major war there comes a point where defeat looms for one side and its rulers cut a deal with the victors, if only in an attempt to save their own skins. In Hitler's... read more