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We all know and love the charming elderly man that stole the nation's hearts whilst doing his bit in a time of crisis... but who is Captain Sir Tom Moore? Discover who this inspiring man really is in his new exclusive Autobiography. Where did he come from?  From a childhood in the foothills of the Yorkshire Dales, Tom Moore grew up in a loving family, which wasn't without its share of tragedy. With the storms of the Second World War being threatened, Tom Moore raised his hand and joined the fight.  This war would take him from a country he had never left to the heart of India, and the Far East, to which he would return many years later to view the sight he had missed first time around: the distant peak of Everest. Explore the story we have all been waiting for. This is the story of the past hundred years here in Britain. A time that has seen a lot of change... 'Gloriously enthralling' - Daily Mail. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241486108 • Author: Captain Tom Moore • Publisher: Michael Joseph  • Format: Hardback • Pages: 400 • Dimensions: 24 x 16.2 x 3.6cm

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Join Jason Fox in this powerful and inspiring new book and learn how to manage stress, harness fear and even develop the mind-set to thrive under pressure! Having experienced the Special Forces, rowing oceans or investigating some of the world’s most notorious drug cartels, Jason Fox has had his fair share of emotional and psychological battles… Drawing on the practices of the British military and the techniques developed during his career, delve into Fox’s practices on how anyone can build the strength of mind and the resilience of an elite soldier! Explore the tools Jason Fox has used to overcome the extreme and hostile environments that have tested his resolve, and learn to build the grit and inner strength needed to conquer whatever challenge life puts in front of you. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781787633193 • Author: Jason Fox • Publisher: Bantam Press • Format: Hardback • Pages: 320 • Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 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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The Spitfire remains one of the most iconic combat aircraft and to own an airworthy example is the Holy Grail for warbird collectors. For an aircraft that first flew more than 70 years ago it may seem incongruous that there is a flourishing industry centred on this aircraft in the 21st century. Whether scratch-building or restoring an original Spitfire to airworthy condition, this is big business where aircraft change hands for several million pounds. Paul and Louise Blackah reveal what it takes to build or restore a Spitfire and return it to the skies. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857332240 • Author: Paul Blackah • Publisher: Haynes • Format: Hardback • Pages: 224 • Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.6 x 1.9cm

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The Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt Bf109 single-seat fighter was the main combat adversary of the RAF's Hurricanes and Spitfires in the Battle of Britain. This sister volume to the acclaimed Spitfire Manual covers the history of the Bf109, restoration to flight, the views of owners, pilots and engineers, and operating and servicing insights. Data boxes cover Bf109 facts and figures, plus interviews with Luftwaffe pilots and modern-day owner-pilots. Illustrated with a mix of specially commissioned colour and archive photographs, the Bf109 Manual also includes illustrations from Luftwaffe official wartime servicing manuals, and coverage of restoration projects in the UK and overseas. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781844256426 • Author: Paul Blackah and Malcolm Lowe • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd • Format: Hardback • Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 27.94 x 21.59 x 2.03 cm

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It is 1940 and the Royal Air Force is called to defend Britain from invasion with the RAF Fighter Command already operating. In this book Saunders asserts that the fall of France in June 1940 had been brought about through the lack of any centralised command and control structure, but it was the complete opposite for the defence of the British Isles during the Battle of Britain that followed. This manual sets out the organisational planning and the operational details of how the RAF fought the battle. From how the system worked to fight the Luftwaffe to an examination of the weapons and tactics, Saunders covers all the details of the RAF's preparation and handling during this memorable period of time. Product Information: ISBN: 9780857335081 Author: Andy Saunders Publisher: Haynes Format: Hardback Pages: 164 Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.2 x 1cm

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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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The prison break from Stalag Luft III in eastern Germany was the largest of its kind in World War II. It shows the variety and depth of the men sent into harms way during World War II, something emphasised by the population of Stalag Luft III. Most of the Allied POWs were flyers, with all the technical, tactical and planning skills that profession requires. Such men are independent thinkers, craving open air and wide-open spaces, which meant than an obsession with escape was almost inevitable'- John D Gresham Between dusk and dawn on the night of March 24th-25th 1944, a small army of Allied soldiers crawled through tunnels in Germany in a covert operation the likes of which the Third Reich had never seen before. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781784384388 • Author: Jonathan F. Vance • Publisher: Greenhill Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 368 • Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3cm

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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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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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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 limited edition hardcover book with a DVD documentary, this book is packed with rare and unseen images and memorabilia, featuring amazing archive footage of the Comet aircraft in action and interviews with the people who flew it. The world’s first jet airliner flew for the first time barely four years after the end of World War II, and it was a sensation. It revolutionized commercial air travel. It was the fastest airliner in the world and it inspired a post-war public with its pioneering jet engines and sleek design. This book covers in-depth the tragic" Comet "crashes, the exhaustive work done on solving the crash mysteries, and its successful reincarnation, both for civil airlines and for the military, as the "Comet 4" and eventually the RAF s "Nimrod," the ultimate and final variant of the "Comet" design. Giving the reader a flavour of the excitement of air travel in the 1950s and provides an invaluable reference work to every "Comet "built." Product Information: • ISBN: 9780993016929 • Author: Bruce Hales-Dutton • Publisher: Danann Publishing • Format: Hardcover • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 26.67 x 26.67 x 1.78 cm

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The mighty Kubelwagen was designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen...But it's amphibious cousin the Schwimmwagen were the German's go-to companion in the Second World War. Like what the Jeep was to the Allies, the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS relied heavily on the Schwimmwagen. Both acquiring something of a cult status among military vehicle collectors worldwide, the Kubel and Schwimm are truly phenomenal vehicles. Join author Chris McNab as he examines the design, construction and use of these classic German utility vehicles and review today's fertile market for restorations and replicas! Product Information:• ISBN: 9780857337795• Author: Dr Chris McNab• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 160• Dimensions: 21.2 x 1.6 x 27.9 cm

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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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An insight into the design, operation, maintenance and restoration of the USA's giant long-range heavy bomber The Boeing B-29 Superfortress has carved its name in history as the bomber aircraft that dropped the world's first ever H-bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Flown mainly by the USAAF towards the end of WW2 and later during the Korean War, the four-engine B-29 was at the cutting edge of aeronautical design for its time, with pressurised crew accommodation, electronic fire-control system and remotely operated gun turrets. The centrepieces of this manual are B-29s 'FiFi' and 'Doc', the world's only flying Superfortresses. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857337900 • Author: Chris Howlett • Publisher: Haynes • Format: Hardback • Pages: 192 • Dimensions: 27 x 21 x 1.4cm

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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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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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Discover the legend that is the Rolls-Royce Armoured Car, introduced by the Royal Naval Ar Service in 1914! Used for shore patrols, modified versions were still in service with the British Army's 11th Hussars in the North African desert in 1940-41. Explore everything there is to know on this beauty - even it's policing duties between the wars by the Royal Air Force in Iraq, Egypt and India. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781785210587• Author: David Fletcher• Publisher: Haynes• Format: Hardback• Pages: 160• Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm

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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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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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