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Join the notorious Peaky Blinders as we know them, from their hit TV series, and enjoy following the lives infused with drama and dead... Charismatic and fashionably dressed, the deeply flawed Shelby family have become cult anti-heroes. Well-known social historian, broadcaster and author, Carl Chinn, revealed the true story of the notorious gang in his bestselling Peaky Blinders: The Real Story and now in this follow-up book, he explores the legacy they created in Birmingham and beyond. What happened to them and their gangland rivals? In Peaky Blinders: The Legacy we revisit the world of Billy Kimber's Peaky Blinders, exploring their legacy throughout the 1920s and 30s, and how their burgeoning empires spread across the UK. Delve into the street wars across the country, the impact of the declaration of War on Gangs by the Home Secretary after The Racecourse War in 1921, and how black-market bookmaking gave way to new and daring opportunities for the likes of Sabini, Alfie Solomon and some new faces in the murky gangland underworld. Drawing on Carl's inimitable research, interviews and original sources, find out just what happened to this incredible cast of characters, revealing the true legacy of the Peaky Blinders. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789462937 • Author: Carl Chinn • Publisher: John Blake Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.5 x 13.9 x 1.6cm

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Nature holds the answers for Raynor and her husband Moth and after walking 630 miles homeless along The Salt Path, the windswept and wild English coastline now feels like their home. Despite Moth's terminal diagnosis, against all medical odds, he seems revitalized in nature - outside, they discover that anything is possible. Now, life beyond The Salt Path awaits.  As they return to four walls, the sense of home is illusive and returning to normality is proving difficult - until an incredible gesture by someone who reads their story changes everything: A chance to breathe life back into a beautiful but neglected farmhouse nestled deep in the Cornish hills; rewilding the land and returning nature to its hedgerows becomes their new path. Along the way, Raynor and Moth learn more about the land that envelopes them, find friends both new and old, and, of course, embark on another windswept adventure when the opportunity arises. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241401460 • Author: Raynor Winn • Publisher: Michael Joseph • Format: Hardback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.4 x 2.8cm

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Renia is a young girl who dreams of becoming a poet. But Renia is Jewish, she lives in Poland and the year is 1939. When Russia and Germany invade her country, Renia's world shatters. Separated from her mother, her life takes on a new urgency as she flees Przemysl to escape night bombing raids, observes the disappearances of other Jewish families and, finally, witnesses the creation of the ghetto. But alongside the terror of war, there is also great beauty, as she begins to find her voice as a writer and falls in love for the first time. She and the boy she falls in love with, Zygmunt, share their first kiss a few hours before the Nazis reach her hometown. And it is Zygmunt who writes the final, heartbreaking entry in Renia’s diary. Recently rediscovered after seventy years, Renia’s Diary is already being described as a classic of Holocaust literature. Written with a clarity and skill that is reminiscent of Anne Frank, Renia's Diary also includes a prologue and epilogue by Renia's sister Elizabeth, as well as an introduction by Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of Denial. It is an extraordinary testament to both the horrors of war, and to the life that can exist even in the darkest times. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529105049 • Author: Renia Spiegel • Publisher: Ebury Press • Format: Paperback • Pages: 464 • Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.4 x 4.1cm

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Little Lien wasn't taken from her Jewish parents in the Hague - she was given away in the hope that she might be saved. Hidden and raised by a foster family in the provinces during the Nazi occupation, she survived the war only to find that her real parents had not. Much later, she fell out with her foster family, and Bart van Es - the grandson of Lien's foster parents - knew he needed to find out why. His account of tracing Lien and telling her story is a searing exploration of two lives and two families. It is a story about love and misunderstanding and about the ways that our most painful experiences - so crucial in defining us - can also be redefined. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241475164 • Author: Bart Van Es • Publisher: Penguin Books • Format: Hardback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8cm

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'I was twelve when the coat was made. Nathan, our tailor and dear friend, cut it for Grandfather in the first week of March 1938. It was the last week of freedom for Warsaw and for us...' Even in the most difficult of lives, there is hope. When Mika's grandfather dies in the Warsaw ghetto, he inherits not only his great coat, but its treasure trove of secrets. In one remote pocket, he finds a papier mache head, a scrap of cloth... a puppet prince. And what better way to cheer the cousin who has lost her father, the little boy who is ill, the neighbours living in one cramped room, than a puppet show? Soon the whole ghetto is talking about the puppet boy - until the day when Mika is stopped by a German officer and is forced into a secret life... This is a story about survival. It is an epic journey, spanning continents and generations, from Warsaw to the gulags of Siberia, and two lives that intertwine amid the chaos of war. Because even in wartime, there is hope... Product Information: • ISBN: 9781474617147 • Author: Eva Weaver • Publisher: W&N  • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2.6cm

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Their survival depended on one another... they knew they had to live for each other. It is 1940, the Nazis have occupied The Netherlands and the Final Solution is about to commence. But resistance is rising and two Jewish sisters Janny and Lien Brilleslijper, are willing to risk their lives in order to help those being hunted and bring them to the safehouse 'The High Nest'. Becoming one of the most important safehouses in the country, the High Nest's occupants are suddenly betrayed and the sister's most terrifying time begins... With the German defeat in sight, Janny and Lien are on their way to Auschwitz, alongside Anne Frank and her family. But the challenges the sisters are about to face is beyond human imagination and it will take all of their courage, resilience and love to keep the alive. For readers of the Tattooist of Auschwitz - the true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781841883731• Author: Roxanne Van Iperen• Publisher: Seven Dials• Format: Hardback• Pages: 299• Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 3cm

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Operation Overlord was one of the greatest ever military offensives, working to free Europe from the yoke of Nazism. Starting with the landings on D-Day, Victory in Europe traces the Allied struggle to create a foothold in "Fortress Europe". Overcoming initial setbacks, the final crossing of the Rhine and the advance into Germany changed the course of European history forever. This gripping story is told from the perspective of the service men at the centre of the operation, and how their bravery and doggedness made the defeat of Hitler's hordes possible. Illustrated with over 100 black and white photos and maps, Victory in Europe is a thrilling read on the final offensive push against Adolf Hitler. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781839402692• Author: Karen Farrington• Publisher: Arcturus Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 144• Dimensions: 178 x 252mm

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Her beauty saved her life... and condemned her. In 1942, Cilka Klein was sixteen-years-old when she was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Noticing her beautiful long hair, Commandment Schwarzhuber forced her to separate from the other women prisoners. Cilka was then charged as a collaborator by the Russians and sent to Vorkuta, a prison camp in Siberia. Once again, Cilka faced a familiar and horrifying battle for survival. Befriending a woman doctor, Cilka learnt to nurse the ill in the camp... eventually tending to a man named Alexandr. The story of Cilka's discovery that there is room in your heart for love, despite all unimaginable circumstances. A powerful testament to the triumph of human will, based on what is known of Cilka Klein's experiences. The sequel to the No.1 Bestseller - The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785769047• Author: Heather Morris• Publisher: Zaffre• Format: Hardback• Pages: 401• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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Exerted a profound influence over his own troops and the Allied soldiers of the Eighth Army in the Second World War... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel had an aura surrounding him that remained unsullied over anything. Join Rommel in this classic study of the art of war as he analyses the tactics that lay behind his success. First published in 1937, it quickly became a highly regarded military textbook and brought its author to the attention of Adolf Hitler. As leader of a small unit in the Great War, he proved himself a versatile commander with a reputation for using battleground terrain to his advantage. Also graphically describing his own achievements in the battles on the Western Front and the 1917 campaign in Romania, enjoy seeking out his astonishing leadership skills, providing an indispensable guide to the art of war. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781848326521• Author: Erwin Rommel• Publisher: Frontline Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 265• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 2cm

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Descendant of a Peaky Blinder and the son of an illegal Birmingham bookmaker, historian Carl Chinn presents us with the real life Peaky Blinder story... Billy Kimber, Darby Sabini and Alfie Solomons are more than just fictional characters. The charismatic but deeply flawed Shelby family are the favourite relatives of the ITV series, prowling the dingy back streets of Brum and leaving murder and mayhem on every street corner. But who were the real peaky blinders? Join Carl Chinn as he presents unseen photographs, interviews and facts about the real-life gangs of Birmingham. Get to grips with everything you need to know on the infamous icons - by order of the Peaky Blinders. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781789461725• Author: Carl Chinn• Publisher: John Blake• Format: John Blake• Pages: 276• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2.5cm

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I tattooed a number on her arm. She tattooed her name on my heart. In 1942, Lale Sokolov arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau. He was given the job of tattooing the prisoners marked for survival - scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms in indelible ink to create what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. Waiting in line to be tattooed, terrified and shaking, was a young girl. For Lale - a dandy, a jack-the-lad, a bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. And he was determined not only to survive himself, but to ensure this woman, Gita, did, too. So begins one of the most life-affirming, courageous, unforgettable and human stories of the Holocaust: the love story of the tattooist of Auschwitz. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785763649• Author: Heather Morris• Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre• Format: Hardback• Pages: 275• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 2.5cm

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The twin-engine Vickers Wellington was one of the outstanding RAF bomber aircraft of the Second World War, as well as a capable maritime patrol aircraft and submarine hunter with Coastal Command. Centrepiece of this manual is Wellington Mk Ia, N2980, 'R' for Robert, one of only two surviving examples of the Wellington in the world and restored to display condition at the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey. Iain Murray gives a fascinating insight into operating, flying and maintaining Barnes Wallis' geodetic wonder with the help of many rarely seen photographs and technical illustrations. This hardback book has 161 pages and measures: 27.5 x 21.3 x 1.2cm

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May the army of millions of dead of all nations bear witness to humanity for the hope that future generations may learn to discard war as the best way to resolve their differences. This is the little-known story of Heavy Panzer (Tiger) Battalion 507 told through the recollections of the men who fought with the unit. The book was conceived during a reunion of the 507' at Rohrdorf in 1982, where it was agreed to set up an editorial committee under Helmut Schneider, himself a veteran of the battalion, to search for as many survivors of the unit as possible and gather their reminiscences. The resulting account is a treasure trove of first-hand material, from personal memories, diary entries and letters to leave passes, wartime newspaper cuttings, Wehrmacht bulletins and more than 160 photographs. The account follows the unit from its formation in 1943 and the catastrophic events on the Eastern Front, through battles on the Western Front and engagements against the American 3rd Armoured Division to the confusion of retreat, panic-stricken flight and Soviet captivity in the closing stages of the war. Product Information: ISBN: 9781784386313 Author: Helmut Schneider Publisher: Greenhill Books Format: Hardback Pages: 288 Dimensions: 24.9 x 17.8 x 2.8cm

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It was early October 1942 when the German Sixth Army realised that it had one last chance to crush Soviet resistance in the city of Stalingrad. Before exhaustion and the harsh Russian winter set in, the Battle of Stalingrad was launched. Delve into the detail at the last-gasp attempt by the Wehrmacht to win the battle of Stalingrad in an all-out effort and how the Red Army managed to cling on against all odds. Marking the crucial turning point of the war on the Eastern Front, join Will Fowler in this concise examination. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782749264• Author: Will Fowler• Publisher: Amber Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 192• Dimensions: 25 x 19 x 1.5cm

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Discover the blaze of British pride and technology with this beautiful de Havilland Comet aircraft! Being the world's first jet airliner, delve into everything there is to know on the inaugural passenger-carrying flight. Heralding a new era of luxurious, smooth and quiet air travel in 1952, explore why it was the envy on the world! Product Information:• ISBN: 9780857338327• Author: Brain Rivas• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 176• Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.9 x 27.9 cm

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The extraordinary sound and site of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flights that soar overhead is really something to remember... The Flight serves as a important reminder of the 544 RAF aircrew that were killed during the Battle of Britain in 1940 - 'Lest we forget'. With six spitfires, two hurricanes, a Lancaster, Dakota and two Chipmunks all in 2015, enjoy this unique access to the Flight itself and examine every aspect of the team at work. Discover the flight's engineers and join the pilots to take a look at the flypasts and formations that the BBMF has been involved in over the years. Celebrate the mighty Memorial Flight with Keith Wilson and delve into the unique insight of it's history as the significant and powerful aircraft it was. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780857335166• Author: Keith Wilson• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 157• Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 2cm

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Discover this rakish fighter and why it became known as the 'mount of aces' in this fantastic guide to the Royal Factor S.E.5! Being the most successful fighter pilot of Britain and her Empire and throughout the last 18 months of World War I. The Spitfire of the Western Front, this beauty delivered greater speed, range, firepower and performance than the vast majority of it's opposition. Explore everything there is to know on this mighty masterpiece as the Royal Flying Corps gradually won air superiority over the trenches. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780857338464• Author: Nick Garton• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 160• Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm

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It is the 1930s in Vienna and after the Nazis annex Austria, the Kleinmann family's ordinary and simple world is turned upside down. With neighbours turning on them and their business seized, the threat to the family becomes greater than ever before. Nazi police send Gustav and Fritz Kleinmann, father and son, to Buchenwald in Germany for what was about to be an unimaginable and tragic ordeal. Through months of suffering and torturous work, there is one constant that keeps the pair alive : the strong love between father and son. Delve into a beautiful and heart-wrenching story of a father and son and their experience in Auschwitz, based on meticulous archival research and Gustav's secret diary for the first time ever released. A story of love, courage, strength and heart-break in the face of unparalleled horrors. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780241448496• Author: Jeremy Dronfield• Publisher: Penguin Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 415• Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 4.5cm

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Pablo Escobar was the most notorious drug lord the world has ever seen... He became one of the ten richest men on the planet and controlled 80 per cent of the global cocaine trade before he was shot dead in 1993. This is the long-awaited autobiography of his eldest son, Roberto Sendoya Escobar. Over the years, during his rise to prominence as the most powerful drug lord the world has ever known, Pablo Escobar tries, repeatedly, to kidnap his son. Flanked by his trusty bodyguards, the child, unaware of his true identity, is allowed regular meetings with Escobar and it becomes apparent that the British government is working covertly with the gangster in an attempt to control the money laundering and drug trades. Life becomes so dangerous, however, that the author is packed off from the family mansion in Bogota to an English public school. Many years later in England, as Roberto's adopted father lies dying in hospital, he hands his son a coded piece of paper which, he says, reveals the secret hiding place of the 'Escobar Missing millions' the world has been searching for! The code is published in this book for the first time. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913543976 • Author: Roberto Sendoya Escobar • Publisher: Ad Lib Publishers • Format: Hardback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 15.3 x 23.4 x 2.7cm  

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This is a unique collection of strange laws, heroic deeds, surprising revelations and other quirky stories that have shaped the unique history of Scotland. Scotland's long history is an extraordinarily rich source of amazing facts, whether your interest is political, social, architectural or historical. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781910821145• Author: Douglas Skelton• Publisher: Rydon Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 144• Dimensions: 18 x 14 x 1.5cm

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Delve into the remarkable story of the legendary bouncing-bomb attack on Nazi Germany's dams. In 17 May 1943, the German village close to the Mohne Dam, heard the air-raid warnings that were widely regarded as a precautionary measure. However, an immense tidal wave was roaring down the valley towards them and Guy Gibson, who led 'X' Squadron of 19 adapted Lancasters equipped with Barnes Wallis's 'bouncing bomb'. A small number of those involved would survive crashed aircraft and live out the war in POW camps. Going down as perhaps the most famous air strikes in history, the Dam Busters raids are a story of courage and determination - 40% of whom died in the mission. Discover this compelling account telling the story of those dramatic events through the eyes of those who were there... whether or not the reality matches the legend, the incredible bravery of those in flight was as accurate as ever. Product Information: ISBN: 9781398104068 Author: W B Bartlett Publisher: Amberley Books Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 20 x 12.5 x 2cm

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Grub Street are thrilled to announce this updated story of Hurricane R4118 from the original story twelve years ago! Join Peter Vacher as he continues to research its history, with more stories of R4118's origins and a new focus on the role of 605 Squadron's ground crew and the aircraft during the Battle of Britain! Delving into the present day, Vacher examines the challenges of maintaining and flying a historic war-bird, whilst Keith Dennison provides expert commentary on what exactly it is like to fly one! 'The amazing story of how this only surviving Hurricane from the Battle of Britain was discovered and lovingly restored.' - The Mail on Sunday. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781910690437• Author: Peter Vacher• Publisher: Grub Street• Format: Hardback• Pages: 208• Dimensions: 24.5 x 18 x 2.5cm

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The son of a Hull butcher, Neville 'Timber' Wood volunteered in 1939, at the age of eighteen, to join the British Army's Tyne-Tees 50th Northumbrian Division. Timber was in many ways an entirely unremarkable soldier - he won no medals for gallantry, though he exhibited conspicuous bravery day after day, for years, and he rose no higher through the ranks than Lance Corporal. Nonetheless, he had an extraordinary war. As a driver for the Royal Army Service Corps, Timber's job was to get ammunition and high explosives to the front line. It was a job with a high casualty rate, sometimes higher than front-line troops. The 50th Division was the principal fighting division of the British Army in the Second World War. Four men of the 50th were awarded Victoria Crosses, more than any other division. It was last off the beach at Dunkirk and the first back on it on D-Day; the division was at the heart of El Alamein and the major actions which followed; it took part in the invasion of Sicily and fought all the way from Normandy to Germany, where Timber saw first-hand the horrors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472144591 • Author: Mike Wood • Publisher: Robinson • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.2 x 3.4cm

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Becoming Minister of Defence as well as Prime Minister in May 1940, Winston Churchill was ready to get his hands dirty and take personal control of military policy. With full responsibility for Britain's success or failure in war effort, he would be faced with monumental challenges and crucial decisions upon which the fate of Britain and the free world rest. How to respond to the collapse of France was one example of this and ordering Admiral Sommerville to sink the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir demonstrated to the world that he was determined to wage war 'whatever the cost may be'. But should Churchill have concentrated on the defence of the realm or take the war to the enemy? Where should any offensive action be focused? How much support should be offered to the Soviet Union? Delve into the insightful investigation into Churchill's conduct during the Second World War as Allen Packwood shares the agonies and uncertainties faced at each crucial stage. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781526771094• Author: Allen Packwood• Publisher: Frontline Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 271• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16 x 2.5cm

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You might think you know a great deal about World War II but have you ever really tested your knowledge?  This compelling book, contains over 1,000 questions (and answers, if you need them) that cover every aspect of the Second World War, from its beginnings, though the widening of the conflict, the leaders and their strategies, armies, battles, weapons, bombing raids - everything to provide a real challenge to even the most committed history lover. With multiple-choice questions, truth or fiction sections to baffle and intrigue, picture quizzes from the Imperial War Museums' archive - one of the largest military photographic archives in the world - and much more, you will find there is still something new to learn about this compelling conflict, and your answers will be ranked accordingly. Product Information: ISBN: 9781782438229 Format: Paperback Author: Kieran Whitworth Publisher: Michael O'Mara Pages: 220 Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.2 x 1.6cm

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In the grip of the War of the Roses in January 1457, a thirteen-year old girl gives birth to a boy that was to become the most famous dynasty in British history... the Tudors. Descended from Edward III, Margaret Beaufort proved to be a critical threat to the Yorkist cause and was forced to separate from her son for fourteen years. But remaining steadfast in the enemy Yorkist court, Margaret only just escaped the headman's axe when plotting to overthrow Richard III to secure her son the throne. With Henry Tudor succeeding in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, her son was crowned King Henry VII and Margaret became the most powerful woman in England. Delve into this gripping account of her life, unmasking the myths of Margaret and revealing the real woman: an extraordinarily independent and vibrant character, who would risk everything to become Queen. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781782439929• Author: Nicola Tallis• Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Limited• Format: Hardback• Pages: 362• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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The Spitfire is the world's most iconic aeroplane. Coming into its own during the Battle of Britain, it became famous during the Second World War as the only plane that could match the enemy fighters in the sky. Yet, even today, the history of the Spitfire contains many hitherto hidden or little-known stories of the men and women behind the plane; not only the gifted creators and inventors who brought the Spitfire to life, or the brave fighter pilots from many countries who triumphed in battle, but also the thousands of other people whose lives were affected by their personal connection to it - engineers, ground crew, factory or office workers, and their families. The Spitfire Story recounts the memories and stories of these people, from the birth of the iconic Spitfire in the 1930s to the present day. Product Information: ISBN: 9781789291360 Author: Jacky Hyams Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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A joint operation between Britain and France in 1916, the Battle of the Somme was an attempt to gain territory and dent Germany's military strength. By the end of the action, very little ground had been won: the Allied Forces had made just 12 km. For this slight gain, more than a million lives were lost. There were more than 400,000 British, 200,000 French, and 500,000 German casualties during the fighting. Twelve Days on the Somme is a memoir of the last spell of frontline duty performed by the 2nd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment. Written by Sidney Rogerson, a young officer in B Company, it gives an extraordinarily frank and often moving account of what it was really like to fight through one of the most notorious battles of the First World War. Product Information: ISBN: 9781784385941 Author: Sidney Rogerson Publisher: Greenhill Books Format: Paperback Pages: 208 Dimensions: 12.7 x 20.1 x 2cm

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Delve into this graphic and insightful account into the storming and taking of Hitler's 'Fortress Europe' by the Allies during those final eleven months of the Second World War. The epic campaign encompassed the most famous battles and events during June 1944-May 1945... from D-Day, Arnhem, the Battle of the Bulge to the capturing of the bridge at Remagen and much more. Written exclusively by historian Julian Thompson and containing numerous items of memorabilia, re-live the extraordinary period of history through a series of maps, letters, diaries and other items. 'The undoubted star is Julian Thompson's Victory inn Europe... an absolute gift in every sense of the word' - The Times. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781838610678• Author: Major General Julian Thompson• Publisher: Welbeck• Format: Hardback• Pages: 160• Dimensions: 25.5 x 22 x 2cm

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Initially made for an Army battlefield helicopter, the Westland Lynx first entered Royal Navy's Fleet Arm in 1976 and began seeking action in operations like the Falklands War of 1982 and the Gulf War of 1991. Focusing on the final Rolls-Royce Gem-powered version of the Lynx, the HMA Mk.8, discover all there is to know on its success, counter-piracy and humanitarian assistance roles in recent years. Keeping the international sea lanes safe and protecting British assets all around the world, enjoy 300 photographs and technical drawings in this unique insight. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780857338143• Author: Lee Howard• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 164• Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 x 2cm

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Written around the 6th century BC, The Art Of War is one of the oldest books about military staggery, and probably the best. It teaches you, how when the battle commences, to think on your feet and catch your enemy off guard. Since its translation its readers have included Napoleon, MacArthur, Montgomery, Mao Zedong and General Van Riper, who helped plan Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm/ The lessons of The Art Of War still apply, and this beautiful edition includes a fascinating photo script on how the ideas of Sun Tzu have peen put to use in business, sport and other areas of life. It is ideal for anyone who wants to outthink and outflank the opposition. This beautiful version of the book comes with a silk bound cover in a slip case box. This hardback book has 160 pages and measures 23.8 x 2.1 x 15.7cm

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By the time he was six years old, Stephen Matthews had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. He had seen men die in front of him and walked with Jews straight off the cattle-trucks from Bergen-Belsen. He had nearly drowned, menaced by Alsatian guard dogs, been beaten by a member of the SS, stranded in a minefield and had his hand broken by a German guard for attempting to feed Russian prisoners. The Day the Nazis Came Here is an utterly unique memoir, depicting the world of Nazi prison camps through the eyes of a child - a world in which the real dangers often seemed trivial and every day was a new adventure. Above all, it pays tribute to the preciousness of hope, and shows that human kindness may flower in the unlikeliest of places. Product Information: ISBN: 9781789462074 Author: Stephen Matthews Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 x 2.3cm

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The Tudors retained only a precarious grip on the crown of England, founded on a title that was both tenuous and legally flimsy. This left them preoccupied by two major obsessions: the necessity for a crop of lusty male heirs to continue the bloodline, and the elimination of threats from dynastic rivals. None was cursed more by this rampant insecurity than Henry VIII, who embodied not only the power and imperial majesty of the monarchy, but also England's military might. His health always had huge political consequences at home and overseas - hence his unbridled hypochondria. Drawing on the latest historical and medical research, Robert Hutchinson reveals the extent to which the king also grappled with accelerating geriatric decay in his last six years, made more acute by medical conditions that were not only painful but transformed the monarch into a 28-stone psychotic monster, suspicious of everyone around him, including those most dear to him. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781474605809 • Author: Robert Hutchinson • Publisher: W&N • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8cm

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Discover haunted locations around the world from Amityville in America to Aokigahara forest in Japan... Explore real-life stories about watchful spirit nurses, guardian angels and even ghosts that have used the internet to communicate from beyond the grave!  Allow your curiosity to be captured with Ghosts and the Paranormal, but be warned, reading this book alone or at night should only be attempted by the most fearless individual. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781786704863 • Author: Igloo Books Ltd • Publisher: Igloo Books Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 176

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Divided into major historical periods with useful timelines, this richly illustrated book covers both well-known and obscure events. Find out about the Norman invasions, the execution of Charles I, the uprisings in Dark Age Wales, the birth of tabloid newspapers in Victorian Britain and much more. Fully revised and updated to include the latest political developments, this fascinating book helps to readers to navigate this vast and enthralling history. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838572761 • Author: Richard Dargie • Publisher: Arcturus • Format: Paperback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.6 x 2.1cm

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Details:Viking artefacts discovered across a vast geographical range, from Russia and modern-day Turkey to Greenland and North America, bear witness to an artistic legacy that astonishes by its beauty, wealth and diversity. This richly illustrated introduction to an extraordinary people presents an art of immense sophistication, ranging from exquisite gold jewellery to superbly decorated weapons of war, breathtakingly intricate woodcarvings, and vividly incised and painted runestones. This north European civilisation has always had a special place in the popular imagination. "The Vikings" reflects favourite themes, including: the restless spirit of these warrior-explorers and their extraordinary voyages in quest of trade as well as adventure, booty, conquest and glory; the mighty pantheon of gods and goddesses such as Odin, Freyja, Thor and the mischief-making trickster Loki; the mysteries of the afterlife, including Valhalla (land of dead warriors) and the Underworld domain of the goddess Hel; the warrior cult, which produced the terrifying Berserks (fighters who believed themselves to be possessed by wolves or bears in battle); and, the ceremonies and sacrifices that accompanied the magnificent longship burials of the Viking chieftains. A superb addition to any library of art and the imagination, "The Vikings" sets new standards in capturing the achievements of an ancient civilisation through the marriage of word and image. Ideal for:A fascinating read for history buffs and people with an interest in the Viking age. This paperback book has 143 pages and measures: 20 x 20 x 1cm.

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Born Vera Welch on 20 March, 1917 in the East End of London, Dame Vera Lynn s career was set from an early age - along with her father, who also did a turn , she sang in Working Men's Clubs from just seven years old. She had a successful radio career with Joe Loss and Charlie Kunz in the 1920s and 30s, but it was with World War II that she became the iconic figure that captured the imagination of the national public. Her spirit and verve, along with her ability to connect with the men fighting for their country and those left behind praying for their loved ones, made her the Forces sweetheart. Performing the songs that she will always be associated with, such as We ll Meet Again and Yours , Vera toured Egypt, India and Burma to entertain the troops and bring them a sense of back home . Product Information: • ISBN: 9780007318919 • Author: Dame Vera Lynn • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers • Format: Paperback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12 x 2.3cm

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The raiders who sacked the island monastery of Lindisfarne were the first Vikings - the sea-borne attackers who brought terror to northern Europe. Despite their reputation as bloodthirsty violent warriors, the Vikings possessed quite a sophisticated culture of arts, literature and kingdoms of surprising endurance. Explore how and why a region at the edge of Europe came to dominate and terrorise the rest of the continent with Philip Parker. Dive into the research and thrill of the story told about this utterly fascinating people. 'A fascinating read' - Literary Review. 'It is quite a feat to write history this good... An engaging and splendidly written book' - Dan Jones, Sunday Times. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780099551843• Author: Philip Parker• Publisher: Vintage Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 450• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 4cm

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Throughout the course of World War II, Allied forces engaged in elaborate deceptions to fool Hitler's armies. A ragtag group of Bohemian artists and creatives were assembled to devise these strategies, including rubber dummy tanks, faux railway lines and falsified wireless intelligence. They made armies appear out of thin air, baffling German forces and ensuring Allied success in battle. For fifty years, information on the Ghost Army strategies was classified. It is only recently that details of their heroic actions have come to light. This book includes details of SHAEF command centre who organised many of the deceptions, the First US Army Group (the so-called 'Ghost Army'), the 23rd Camouflage Engineers, and accounts of the double cross agents who risked their lives and freedom to mislead Nazi High Command. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788280853• Author: Gerry Souter• Publisher: Arcturus Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 256• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.4 x 1.7cm

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A stunning collection of myths and legends from Ancient Greece and Rome, retold by a variety of expert storytellers. The myths and legends of Ancient Greece and Rome have influenced art and literature for millennia and continue to capture our imaginations today. These enduring stories from classical antiquity form a major part of the heritage of Western culture, ranging from myths of the Titans, Hercules and the creation of the world to the legends of the Trojan War and the founding of Rome. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781789503692• Author: Arcturus• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 335• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.5cm

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The victory of the Second World War has to appreciate the prevalence of airpower. The success of the military and naval operations relied on control of the air and the rise to dominance of Allied air forces meant that Nazi Germany was doomed. A sequel to the Second World War in Colour, this book is a stunning presentation of original colour photographs from the IWM collection. War In The Air assesses how crucial airpower was to the victory of the war. Enjoy a variety of powerful images to bring the Second World War to life. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781912423033• Author: Ian Carter• Publisher: IWM• Format: Paperback• Pages: 127• Dimensions: 24 x 19.4 x 1cm

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It was the Summer of 1940 and underground operative, Witold Pilecki, has accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people... But when discovering the terrifying Nazi plans, Witold is about to endure a battle over the next two and a half years as he smuggles evidence of Nazi atrocities out of Auschwitz. Shaping the Allies response to the Holocaust, his story has often been forgotten. ...Until now. The first account drawing on unpublished family papers, archival documents and exclusive interviews with resistance fighters, it is time to discover how this individual brought the fight to the Nazis at the heart of their evil designs. A truly enthralling story of resistance and heroism and one man's attempt to change the course of history. 'Gripping, revelatory, surreal' - Simon Sebag Montefiore. 'Remarkable' - Peter Frankopan. Product Information:• ISBN: 9780753558003• Author: Jack Fairweather• Publisher: W T Allen• Format: Hardback• Pages: 505• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4cm

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There is much about our world that seems to make perfect sense, and important scientific breakthroughs have helped us understand ourselves, our planet and our place in the universe in fascinating detail. But our adventures in space, our deepening understanding of the quantum world and huge leaps in technology over the last century have also revealed a universe far stranger than we could ever have imagined. With brilliant clarity and wit, bestselling author Marcus Chown examines the profound science behind fifty remarkable scientific facts that help explain the vast complexities of our existence. Did you know that you could fit the whole human race in the volume of a sugar cube? Or that the electrical energy in a single mosquito is enough to cause a global mass extinction? Or that, out there in the cosmos, there are an infinite number of copies of you reading an infinite number of copies of this? Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789292718 • Author: Marcus Chown • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Paperback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.5 x 2.4cm

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Delve into the rich and often dark history of Scotney Castle in Kent and explore a place that has witnessed the rule of more than thirty monarchs of different infamous families. Each with their own stories to tell, recreate aspects of the castle's past from the Medieval to the Edwardian ages, with five stories by Jamie Rhodes. Brought to life with emerging artists from the UK comics scene, enjoy the creation of a fascinating graphic collection steeped in historical context. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781910620199• Author: Jamie Rhodes• Publisher: Nobrow• Format: Hardback• Pages: 141• Dimensions: 23.5 x 17.5 x 2.5cm

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They called him the 'angriest black man in America' . . . Celebrated and vilified the world over for his courageous but bitter fight to gain for millions of black men and women the equality and respect denied them by their white neighbours, Malcolm X inspired as many people in the United States as he caused to fear him. His remarkable autobiography, completed just before his murder in 1965, ranges from Omaha and Michigan to Harlem and Mecca, and tells of a young, disenfranchised man whose descent into drug addition, robbery and prison was only reversed by his belief in the rights struggle for black America, and his conversion to the Nation of Islam. Not only is this an enormously important record of the Civil Rights Movement in America, but also the scintillating story of a man who refused to allow anyone to tell him who or what he was. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780141032726 • Author: Malcolm X • Publisher: Penguin Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 512 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.9 x 3.4cm

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Hitler had declared that 'National Socialism will be an exclusively male revolution'... While his cynical spin doctor Goebbels attempted to justify the exclusion of women from politics and public life, he declared that they were being denied an active role in the administration so that their 'essential dignity be restored'. Nevertheless, German women were active participants in the dictatorship, some proving to be as brutal and merciless as their male counterparts, while others risked their lives and that of their families to work against the regime. Evil Nazi Women reveals the previously little know stories of the women who were not content to live in the shadow of their Nazi masters. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788280822• Author: Paul Roland• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 256• Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 2.2cm

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'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou. In this first volume of her seven books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination, violence and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. The international classic and bestseller, Maya Angelou's memoir paints a portrait of 'a brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' - Barack Obama. Product Information: ISBN: 9780860685111 Author: Maya Angelou Publisher: Virago Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 3cm

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For the first time, legendary DEA operatives Steve Murphy and Javier F. Pena tell the true story of how they took down Pablo Escobar. Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's brutal Medellin Cartel was responsible for trafficking tonnes of cocaines to North America and Europe in the 1980s and '90s. Colombia became a war zone as his sicarios mercilessly murdered thousands of people - competitors, police and civilians - to ensure he remained Colombia's reigning kingpin. With billions in personal income, Escobar bought off politicians and lawmen and became a hero to poorer communities by building houses and sports centres. He was untouchable. From their rigorous physical training and early assignments in Miami and Austin, to the Colombian mission that would make their names, Manhuntersis the jaw-dropping true story of how the world's most infamous narcoterrorist was finally put out of business. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472268358 • Author: Stephen E Murphy • Publisher: Headline • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 3.2cm

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This is the latest book, in a series that covers the history of Britain's post war tram systems, this volume covers the networks in Wales,the Isle of Man and Ireland. Peter Waller, has looked at each system and found new material, that has not been published before, in any previous publication. All the networks covered in this book, managed to survive the second World War and in some cases operated into the early or mid 1950s, before being replaced by bus operations. The volume is well illustrated, with some very rare B{W and colour material, previously never published. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781473861909• Author: Peter Waller• Publisher: Pen { Sword• Format: Hardback• Pages: 181• Dimensions: 29 x 22.5 x 2cm

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Delve into this comprehensive reference guide to the structure, operation, aircraft and men of the 1st Tactical Air Force, or Desert Air Force as it became known. Forming in North Africa to support the 8th Army and squadrons from the RAF, SAAF, RAAF and USAAF, this book includes everything you need to know on the defensive and offensive campaigns. Including the many types of aircraft used, weapons and the airfields that played to host these events, discover the five main sections of this book that cover the details of it all. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781844158171• Author: Ken Delve• Publisher: Pen { Sword• Format: Hardback• Pages: 282• Dimensions: 25.5 x 18 x 3cm

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Fifteen months later into World War I, the follow-up to Blood April 1917 commences... More battles had been fought, won and lost on both sides within this period and now American strength was feeding into France, resulting in masses of men put into the air. Although the numbers were not in their favour, they were opposed by no less a formidable German fighter force than had the squadrons in April 1917. But the German fighter pilots were able to inflict a larger toll of British, French and American aircrafts shot down, making it the worst month for the Allied flyers during the whole of WWI. Black September 1918 is an illustrated and essential reference piece to understanding one of the most crucial months of war in the skies. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781911621119• Author: Norman Franks, Russel Guest { Frank Bailey• Publisher: Grub Street• Format: Paperback• Pages: 280• Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 2cm

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Details: Among millions of Holocaust victims sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in 1944, Priska, Rachel, and Anka each passed through its infamous gates with a secret. Strangers to each other, they were newly pregnant, and facing an uncertain fate without their husbands. Alone, scared, and with so many loved ones already lost to the Nazis, these young women were privately determined to hold on to all they had left: their lives, and those of their unborn babies. That the gas chambers ran out of Zyklon-B just after the babies were born, before they and their mothers could be exterminated, is just one of several miracles that allowed them all to survive and rebuild their lives after World War II. Born Survivors follows the mothers' incredible journey - first to Auschwitz, where they each came under the murderous scrutiny of Dr. Josef Mengele; then to a German slave labour camp where, half-starved and almost worked to death, they struggled to conceal their condition; and finally, as the Allies closed in, their hellish 17-day train journey with thousands of other prisoners to the Mauthausen death camp in Austria. Hundreds died along the way but the courage and kindness of strangers, including guards and civilians, helped save these women and their children. Sixty-five years later, the three 'miracle babies' met for the first time at Mauthausen for the anniversary of the liberation that ultimately saved them. United by their remarkable experiences of survival against all odds, they now consider each other "siblings of the heart." In Born Survivors, Wendy Holden brings all three stories together for the first time to mark their seventieth birthdays and the seventieth anniversary of the ending of the war. Ideal for: A heart-stopping account of how three mothers and their newborns fought to survive the Holocaust, Born Survivors is also a life-affirming celebration of our capacity to care and to love amid inconceivable cruelty. This paperback book has 375 pages and

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The women of Portsmouth had a necessity to be tough. They kept their families together during long naval and military deployments overseas, raising their children on their own for much of this time. They worked in domestic service, in nearby stay factories or simply took in sewing to complete in their own homes, often with the help of their children. The local suffrage campaign was driven as much by the lack of opportunities for middle-class women as reaction to sweating in local stay factories and the injustices of the Contagious Diseases Acts. Women's own voices are seldom heard in surviving sources before the end of the 19th century, but as the century came to an end suffragists, pioneers of women's education, women who stood for public office for the first time, and those who entered the professions began to step forward. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781526712387• Author: Sarah Quail• Publisher: Pen { Sword• Format: Paperback• Pages: 195• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1.5cm

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From 1919 onwards, there were many people who wanted to kill Hitler. But when he became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, the desire became more urgent.  After all, what do you do when the leader of your country has destroyed all political freedoms, annexed all power and is leading all of its people towards destruction?  This is a story of all the plots against Hitler, of secret meetings in freezing fields, of bombs in briefcases, of conspiracies against the life of the Fuhrer, with a cast-list of soldiers, senior politicians, members of the resistance, schoolteachers, theologians, and even a humble carpenter.  In all, there were more than 32 attempts against Adolf Hitler's life and this book documents every doomed effort to dismantle the Nazi machine by striking off its head. Product Information: ISBN: 9781789505818 Author: Richard Dargie Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 192 Dimensions: 23.4 x 1.2 x 15.2 cm

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Formed as the Fuhrer's personal bodyguard, the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH) grew into an elite division. Including extensive text and unpublished photographs, delve into this book describing the Division's fighting tactics, weapons and uniforms as it traces how they became an elite fighting unit both in offensive and defensive battles. Shown battling through Poland, the Low Countries, the Balkans, and the Eastern Front, including the Battle of Kursk in 1943, discover everything there is to know on this fighting unit. Providing a captivating glimpse of the history and inner workings of one of the most effective fighting formations of the Second World War. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781473890855• Author: Ian Baxter• Publisher: Pen { Sword• Format: Paperback• Pages: 141• Dimensions: 25 x 19 x 1cm

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In 1940 Britain was an island under siege. The march of the Nazi war machine had been unrelenting: France and Belgium had quickly fallen and now the British Empire and the Commonwealth stood alone to counter the grave threat. However, their fate would not be decided by armies of millions but by a small band of fighter pilots. It was on their shoulders that Britain's best chance of survival rested. Above the villages and cities, playing fields and market towns, the skies of southern England were the scene of countless dogfights as the fledgling Fighter Command duelled daily against the might of the Luftwaffe. The Battle of Britain offers an in-depth assessment of the situation leading up to the summer of 1940, the strategies employed by the adversaries and the brutal aerial battle itself. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, contemporary art and posters, and accompanied by numerous first-hand accounts, this is a volume that captures the reality of a defining chapter in British history. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781472808721 • Author: Kate Moore • Publisher: Osprey Publishing • Format: Paperback • Pages: 200 • Dimensions: 20.3 x 24.8 x 1.2 cm

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Commando is the real and exciting story of one of the most important units of World War II. The Commando unit played an important role in Britain's successes and, here, Durnford-Slater gives his first-hand and unique point of view on everything that happened. Brigadier Durnford-Slater raised and trained the first Commando unit in 1940, and Commando tells the brilliant story of an outstanding leader and some of the most courageous exploits of the Second World War. In 1940, 3 Commando was created to harry opposition forces in raids impossible for regular army units. Durnford-Slater led No. 3 Commando on an exploratory operation in Guernsey in summer 1940, and never looked back after that. From there, No. 3 Commando orchestrated raids on the Loften Islands and Vaagso in Norway and Dieppe, as well as operations in Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. The commandos were so effective at creating destruction that Hitler personally ordered that all fighters captured during these missions be executed. Despite this immense threat, the commandos' spirit remained undented and extremely high. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784385606 • Author: John Durnford-Slater • Publisher: Greenhill Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 240 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.2cm

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Inspiring accounts of remarkable adventures and scientific discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of our world and tested the limits of human endurance. This is a collection of trailblazing journeys into the unknown that have had a profound effect on our understanding of the world, transformed the way we live and inspired generations. Each short chapter will focus on a groundbreaking journey and the scientific endeavour that made it possible, from the new navigational instruments used to discover a new country or hidden city, to the advances in engineering that have made it possible for us to explore the depths of the ocean, to the rocket science that has propelled us into space. From the moon to Mount Everest, this is a book about adventure, our thirst for knowledge and pushing the limits of human endurance. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789291759 • Author: Jheni Osman • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 272 • Dimensions: 12.9 x 17.8 x 2.2cm

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Delve into the crucial eyewitness account of an expedition whose significance is only now beginning to be fully understood... With Argentina crossing the Rubicon in 1942, naval transport ship Primero de Mayo landed and raised the Argentinian flag at Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands. Never previously published, this masterpiece provides a unique perspective on events that are vital to our understanding of both the history of Antarctic exploration and the complex geopolitics of the region. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781784383251• Author: Ivan Mackenzie Lamb• Publisher: Greenhill Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 262• Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 3.5cm

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Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. These are the ways in which ordinary white people react when it is pointed out to them that they have done or said something that has - unintentionally - caused racial offence or hurt. But these reactions only serve to silence people of colour, who cannot give honest feedback to 'liberal' white people lest they provoke a dangerous emotional reaction. Robin DiAngelo coined the term 'White Fragility' in 2011 to describe this process and is here to show us how it serves to uphold the system of white supremacy. Using knowledge and insight gained over decades of running racial awareness workshops and working on this idea as a Professor of Whiteness Studies, she shows us how we can start having more honest conversations, listen to each other better and react to feedback with grace and humility. It is not enough to simply hold abstract progressive views and condemn the obvious racists on social media - change starts with us all at a practical, granular level, and it is time for all white people to take responsibility for relinquishing their own racial supremacy. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780141990569 • Author: Robin Diangelo • Publisher: Penguin Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 192 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.1cm

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D-Day, Operation Market Garden, Battle of the Bulge--the US Airborne divisions were integral at all these major points in World War II. But they also played a significant role in North Africa, where they first saw action, and in Italy in 1943. Right on the tail of these planes, this expert history follows the airborne divisions from the redesignation and initial training of the 82nd in 1942 through to their final, momentous missions in the Pacific. Featuring the equipment, division structure, and uniforms, as well as first-hand accounts, this book is the true history popularized by such titles as Band of Brothers, A Bridge Too Far, and The Dirty Dozen. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781250124463 • Author: Michael E Haskew • Publisher: Thomas Dunne • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 25.2 x 19.3 x 2.2cm

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In 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen and, as war was declared, she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that was unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. Testament Of Youth, one of the most famous autobiographies of the First World War, is Brittain's account of how she survived the period; how she lost the man she loved; how she nursed the wounded and how she emerged into an altered world.  A passionate record of a lost generation, it made Vera Brittain one of the best-loved writers of her time. Product Information: ISBN: 9780349010274 Author: Vera Brittain Publisher: Virago Format: Paperback Pages: 640 Dimensions: 20.3 x 13.9 x 4.1 cm

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Germany's first shattering blow against Britain in the Second World War was the often-forgotten sinking of the battleship HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow on 14 October 1939. The crew of the U-boat including the comander of U-47, Kapitanleutnant Gunther Prien instantly became heroes. Delve into the first-hand account of Gunther Prein from his best-selling autobiography that was published a few months after. With the huge controversy of the events of the sinking, Prein's account was labelled by survivors as completely inaccurate. Dive into this search for the truth and make your own mind up, how accurate really was Prein's account of the sinking? With H J Weaver travelling across Europe and beyond to find the answers, exclusive interviews with survivors and witnesses allows us to investigate every detail of the events of the fateful night. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781912476626• Author: H J Weaver• Publisher: Birlinn Origin• Format: Paperback• Pages: 170• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1.6cm

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In this powerful and moving narrative, Christopher Somerville skilfully links personal testimonies to present an epic which embraces comedy and tragedy, pride and degradation, close comradeship and stark racial prejudice, devotion to the benign Mother Country and a burning desire to see the back of her. Many of the veterans had never previously talked of their experiences, even to close loved ones.  They cover such topics as attitudes to Britain before and after the war, why Commonwealth citizens offered to fight, and how some volunteers were inspired by their wartime service while others were thoroughly disillusioned.  The result is a rare and faithful memoir to the five million Commonwealth citizens who fought for the Allies and the 170,000 who died or went missing. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781474617635 • Author: Christopher Somerville • Publisher: W&N • Format: Paperback • Pages: 416 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.6cm

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The early battles of the First World War were open, mobile affairs whose tactics had long been familiar to professional soldiers. By early 1915, however, a new type of military engagement had emerged - trench warfare. The combination of trench warfare with newly industrialized weaponry abruptly changed the logistics and psychology of warfare. The trenches of the Western Front became static theatres of war where soldiers were forced to slug it out in miserable conditions. The result was an unprecedented loss of life as military leaders continued to send their soldiers 'over the top'. Martin Marix Evans offers a fascinating insight into how soldiers and their commanders attempted to adapt to the unfamiliar and terrifying new landscape. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788880862• Author: Martin Marix Evans• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 240• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 2cm

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Discover the unique historic airframe that is the WK275, the only complete Supermarine Swift F4 left in the world. Constructed after the Second World War when Britain was looking to expand its air defence, this super priority list of jet-engined aircraft was to be produced. Join Guy Ellis as he sets the scene of the importance of Britain's early jets and covers the development of the swift putting WK275 into it's context. Including the tale of WK275's restoration by Jet Art Aviation, described in phenomenal detail and many photographs, drawings and publicity shots. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781910690505• Author: Guy Ellis• Publisher: Grub Street• Format: Hardback• Pages: 160• Dimensions: 26 x 22 x 2.5cm

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From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Nativesspeaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781473661233 • Author: Akala • Publisher: Two Roads • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3cm

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Delve into this extraordinary addition to the primary-source records of the First World War and the later archives of the Haig family. An unknown story of Haig's nephew Hugo de Pree and his distinguished military career with a fascinating insight into the life of a Great War staff officer and brigade commander. Including new material concerning Hugo De Pree and Douglas Haig as a valuable resource of the history of the British Army and a rounded picture of a man who has too often been caricatured. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781784383534• Author: Gary Sheffield• Publisher: Greenhill Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 228• Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 3cm

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This book contains large format and detailed descriptions of 15 of the most radical an innovative German aircraft of WWII. Over 100 detailed colour and monochrome artworks. Product Information: ISBN: 9781782749684 Author: Thomas Newdick Publisher: Bookmart Ltd Format: Paperback Pages: 112 Dimensions: 31 x 23 x 1.5cm

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Dive into this new edition and continue the story into more recent times, covering later 20-century work in Antarctica! From Robert Falcon Scott's first British Antarctic Expedition, the exploits of Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition, the success of Amundsen's team in reaching the Pole in 1911 and much more! Also including Shackleton's dramatic journey to seek rescue after the destruction of his ship in 1914-17. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781844864867• Author: Pieter Van Der Merwe• Publisher: Conway• Format: Paperback• Pages: 208• Dimensions: 24.5 x 19 x 1.5cm

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The war of 1914-18 changed Britain forever. The movement for Irish Home Rule strengthened, women were in jobs they had never done before and, at the end of the war, were granted the vote for the first time. Political and military careers were won and lost and in all of these, Winchester played its part. Whilst this is a book about the Great War, that terrible conflagration which claimed so many lives, it is also expertly covers how that war touched the citizens of Winchester. It can be said that every city, town, village and hamlet contributed to the war effort but some cities, of which Winchester is certainly one, were of crucial importance to the final victory. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781783463299• Author: John J. Eddleston• Publisher: Pen { Sword• Format: Paperback• Pages: 103• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 1cm

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All is fair in love and war...at least the Nazis thought so. They deployed sex like any other weapon in the service of the Third Reich. Al Camino examines many shocking cases, where brothels were hotbeds of bugging and blackmail, and pillow talk could topple nations. From the bugging of Salon Kitty, a high-class brothel in Berlin to the Nazi spy Lilly Stein, a 'good-looking nymphomaniac' who slept with US men in order to blackmail them, this insight is full of intrigue and surprise. Nazi Sex Spies presents a fascinating history of a little-known aspect of World War II. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781789509540• Author: Al Cimino• Publisher: Arcturus• Format: Paperback• Pages: 256• Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2cm

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Few historical figures are as well-known as Napoleon Bonaparte, and yet the Emperor's ten-month exile on the small island of Elba is virtually unexplored. Now, for the first time, we have a window into this critical moment when the most powerful man on earth turns defeat into one final challenge. A close character study mixed with a world-shaking drama, The Invisible Emperor will show Napoleon as he's never before been seen: as heart-broken husband, civil engineer, interior decorator, gardener and spy master. It will show a man at his nadir rise up against the global odds to build a miniature island empire, turn his two greatest foes into his closest confidantes, and return to France without firing a single shot. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781781258026• Author: Mark Braude• Publisher: Profile Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 360• Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 x 4cm

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It is time to dig up the secrets of the dead and discover how the Vikings lived! Find out all sorts of fascinating facts in this fun-tastic book and visit the vicious Vikings and how these fearsome warriors survived. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781474726870• Author: Louise Spilsbury• Publisher: Raintree• Format: Hardback• Pages: 32• Dimensions: 23.5 x 18.5 x 0.4cm

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A Mersey ferry was recorded in the Domesday Book, and for around a thousand years, they have plied between Birkenhead and Wallasey on the Wirral and Liverpool. The sail and man-powered craft gave way to steam ferries in 1815. In this book, Ian Collard tells the story of the Mersey ferries, concentrating on the steam and diesel powered eras from 1815 to the present day and including such famous ferries as Iris and Daffodil, which were involved in the Zeebrugge Raid of 1918. The Mersey ferries have been immortalized in song, and even today, with the various tunnels under the Mersey, the three survivors of today, Snowdrop, Royal Iris of the Mersey and Royal Daffodil, are still being used by locals and tourists alike. Using around 160 old and new images, he tells the story of the Ferries across the Mersey, showing a river that was once teeming with ships but is now much quieter. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781445613338• Author: Ian Collard• Publisher: Amberley Books• Format: Paperback• Pages: 96• Dimensions: 23.5 x 16.5 x 1cm

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Laugh out loud with The Little Book of Oxfordshire full of funny, factual compendium of the sort of simple or strange information which no one wants to be without! From the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts! Product Information:• ISBN: 9780752477381• Author: Paul Sullivan• Publisher: The History Press• Format: Hardback• Pages: 192• Dimensions: 20.5 x 18 x 2.5cm

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Delve into this exploration through maps of the land and time in which Shakespeare wrote! From the locations of his plays and looks at how they differ from their dramatic incarnations, enjoy all of the possible inspirations for the mythical sites. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781844865178• Author: Jeremy Black• Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing• Format: Hardback• Pages: 192• Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 2.5cm

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There is nothing more instantly recognisable than the traditional Black Cab that is synonymous with London and British culture for more than half a century. First appearing on the streets in 1958, it has survived through sheer necessity to become an icon with origins dating back to the Hackney carriage. Join expert author Bill Munro as he follows the evolution of the taxi through the early 20th century designs and provides a breakdown of its construction and mechanical systems. From cab trade to enthusiast tips on buying, running and maintaining one today, explore everything there is to know on the Black Cab.Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857331267• Author: Bill Munro• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 156• Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 1.5cm

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Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination, Elizabethan ‘blackamoors’ and the global slave-trading empire. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars. Black British history is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation. It is not a singular history, but one that belongs to us all. Unflinching, confronting taboos and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how the lives of black and white Britons have been entwined for centuries. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781447299769 • Author: David Olusoga • Publisher: Pan Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 624 • Dimensions: 19.7 x 12.7 x 4.1cm

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This luxurious 7-volume boxset contains the most famous military texts of Ancient China, bound in high-quality cloth and presented in a decorative slipcase! Written between 500 BCE and 700 CE, these texts have inspired generals for millennia, both in China and the wider world. Their understanding of warfare also has also shaped tactics beyond the military, shedding light on modern subjects such as leadership and corporate strategy. Includes: The Art of War Wuzi Wei Liaozi Taigong's Six Secret Teachings The Methods of the Sima Three Strategies of Huang Shigong Questions and Replies Between Emperor Taizong of Tang and General Li Jing Product Information: • ISBN: 9781838576813 • Author: Various • Publisher: Arcturus • Format: Book Collection • Dimensions: 13.9 x 19.7 x 13.1cm

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