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  1. Gage

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  2. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Duxford 1940: A Battle of Britain Base at War (Paperback)

    Back in the dark days of 1940, however, when Britain alone defied Nazi Germany, Duxford was a crucial Sector Station in Fighter Command's front line. Flying Hurricanes and Spitfires, Allied fighter pilots scrambled from Duxford's grass runway time and time again to engage the enemy. Indeed, from here that legendary airman Douglas Bader frequently sallied forth to drive back the Luftwaffe that fateful summer, alongside other 'aces' such as Brian Lane, George 'Grumpy' Unwin, and Alan 'Ace' Haines. Duxford's Station Commander was the flamboyant Group Captain 'Woody' Woodhall, who doubled as the fighter controller; the introduction to this book features his hitherto unpublished memoir on the Battle of Britain period, leading the reader perfectly into this unique collection of extremely rare photographs presented by well-known aviation historian Dilip Sarkar. Most photographs originate in the personal albums of Duxford survivors, and provide, therefore, an incredible window through which we are able to glimpse the life, and death, at Battle of Britain Duxford.

    Duxford 1940: A Battle of Britain Base at War: Amazon.co.uk: Dilip Sarkar: Books
     
  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Tank Men (Paperback)

    'A highly original and valuable piece of military history. It ought to transform our idea of the Second World War, it has mine...a marvellous and origninal book based on the most detailed research.' (Sir John Keegan )

    'I thought TANK MEN was a triumph ... it is a really fine piece of work' (Richard Holmes )


    Tank Men: Robert Kershaw: Amazon.co.uk: Books
     
  4. Gage

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  5. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    My copy arrived this morning , Volume 5 is in progress.
    Shaping into an excellent series on Dk in Gold holders within the SS.
     

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    RAF Evaders: The Complete Story of RAF Escapees and Their Escape Lines, Western Europe, 1940-1945

    During the five years from May 1940 to May 1945 several thousand Allied airmen, forced to abandon their aircraft behind enemy lines, evaded capture and reached freedom, by land, sea and air. The territory held by the Germans was immense - from Norway and Denmark in the north, through Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg to the south of France - and initially there was no organisation to help the men on the run. The first one to assist the evaders and escapers ('E & E' as the Americans called them) was the PAT line, along the Mediterranean coast to Perpignan and down the Spanish border; named after a naval officer Pat O' Leary, from 1942 it became the PAO line.Next was the Comet line, from Brussels to the Pyrenees. Thousands of brave people were to be involved for whom, if caught, the penalty was death. Theirs is a stirring and awe-inspiring story. Respected historian Oliver Clutton-Brock has researched in depth this secret world of evasion, uncovering some treachery and many hitherto unpublished details, operations and photos. It is a tremendous reference work, written in his own colourful style with numerous anecdotes, which fills a gap of knowledge formerly unavailable to historians, professional or amateur. Packed with information, key figure biogs and listings - 2,094 evaders identified - this is a valuable testimony to the courage of all those involved.


    I absolutely LOVE how "blurbs" are written...that neatly glosses over Saturday at MI9 by Airey Neave and Jimmy Langley's own post-war history of MI9...
     
  7. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Casemate UK

    Several good things due out shortly from this publisher.
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Fogotten Voices of D-Day is on its way to me today :)

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  9. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Soon to be on sale in the UK.
     

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    Lancaster: The Biography: Tony Iveson, Brian Milton: Amazon.co.uk: Books


    Squadron Leader Tony Iveson joined 616 Squadron at Keley on 2 September 1940 flying Spitfires. In May 1942 and his second operational tour was with Bomber Command. He joined 617 Squadron (the Dam Busters) in 1944. Tony is Chairman of the Bomber Command Association. Brian Milton has worked with Tony to write this compelling book. A journalist and broadcaster, Brian is also an aero enthusiast and flyer, having flown a microlight aircraft around the world in 1998, recording his adventures in the book Global Flyer.
     
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    Spitfire! The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot

    Spitfire! The Experiences of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot: Brian Lane: Amazon.co.uk: Books


    The remarkable Battle of Britain experiences of Spitfire pilot Brian Lane, DFC. Brian Lane was only 23 when he when he wrote his dramatic account of life as a Spitfire pilot during the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940. Lane was an 'ace' with six enemy 'kills' to his credit and was awarded the DFC for bravery in combat. The text is honest and vibrant, and has the immediacy of a book written close the event, untouched, therefore, by the doubts and debates of later years. Here we can read, exactly what it was like to 'scramble', to shoot down Messerschmitts, Heinkels, Dorniers and Stukas and how it felt to lose comrades every day. Squadron Leader Brian Lane DFC was not only an exceptional fighter pilot but likewise a gifted leader, at all levels. In what was still a hierarchical and class conscious culture, 'Chiefy' Lane was different: he knew everyone under his command by first names, no matter how lowly their rank or status, and in the air he was always unflappable, calmly making the right tactical decision and in the process earning unlimited respect amongst pilots and aircrew. All these years later the survivors still speak of him with an unparalleled affection and respect bordering upon a holy reverence. High drama has never before been so characteristically understated, written, as it was, by the 'Finest of the Few'.
     
  13. Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart

    Jamie Holdbridge-Stuart Senior Member

    I got a 1941 copy of this book for a tenner! Dilip Sarkur included the full text in his excellent book about 19 Squadron. It's nice to see it re-published in it's own right... wonder if it's got any new pictures in it?
     
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  15. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Coward At The Bridge

    OMG based fiction...........

    ISBN number 1847373585 or 9781847373588.
     
  16. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Seen on Amazon, due for release in Feb 2010. ISBN 9781848841475 or 1848841477.
     
  17. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    suprised, as Godfrey, whom I met a couple of times, passed away a couple of years ago, maybe by relatives
     
  18. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    A new title from French publisher Heimdal , "The Panzers And The Battle For Normandy" (2009) , price 29 Euros.

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    This was one I could not say no to at the Tilly book fair , it reads well , is extremely well illustrated , the maps and diagrams are clear and easy to follow.
    The author charts the ebb and flow of the German Armoured attempts to contain the Allied bridgehead and to thwart attempts to capture Caen and break out into the interior of France.
    Folks who have bought books or have an interest in this fiercely copntested series of battles will have seen a number but not all of the photographs which illustrate this fine book - it reads very well and contains numerous accounts from veterans - it is well laid out and will interface well with other texts.

    The book contains photos of items which have been dug up , found in farm yards or which have just simply been overlooked , the text is in english the translation is good and for the price you will find the book to be an excellent addition to what you may have on the Normandy battlefield.

    Below a sample from the book , its and content list.

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  19. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    The Pegasus and Orne Bridges: Their Capture, Defence and Relief on D-Day

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    I spoke to Pen & Sword about this book today, as I'd pre-ordered it back in April and it hadn't arrived (May release). I was informed it went to the printers two weeks ago and should be available to purchase early next month!
     
  20. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    When you get round to reading it can you let me know what you think?
    Thanks.

    Gage, I finally got round to reading it. I thought it was a very good book and definitely worth purchasing. I'll give it an 8/10
     

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