I've been doing some tidying up of my bookshelves today and it hadn't occurred to me that I had managed to amass so many of those HMSO paperbacks. Some will be very familiar with those of us who still frequent the military history sections of dusty old bookshops. Surely everyone has seen 'Bomber Command'. Usually priced between £3 and a fiver every second hand bookshop worth their salt has at least one! Very well produced for the time many are now showing their age, some of mine are beginning to crumble. They covered all aspects of the conflict on land, sea, air and on the home front. Some of them were mere pamphlets while others were more substantial paperback books. Most were illustrated with photographs and maps. I love them, I have seen them described as "the first draft of history", they never told any lies. Although they could be economical with the truth, bearing in mind that they were produced during wartime. Something like seventy titles were published, though not all had the nicely illustrated covers. Others were tied-in with a film release, such as 'One of our Aircraft is Missing' and 'The Silver Fleet' Some were re-produced recently as facsimile editions and quite quickly ended up in the remaindered shops. Does anyone else have a collection? Are there any really good ones? or any to be avoided. Here are some of mine.