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        16th December, 2017

 


 

BILLY PITT HAD THEM BUILT:
                                     NAPOLEONIC TOWERS IN IRELAND

by Bill Clements




An illustrated study of the numerous defensive towers - so called 'Martello Towers' - and fortifications built in Ireland during the Napoleonic era. The Billy Pitt of the title is a reference to William Pitt the Younger, the Tory (or 'Whig') Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1783 to 1801. He led the nation in the great wars against France and Napoleon. The book is packed with photographs, drawings and maps illustrating the fortifications throughout the island of Ireland.

New in card cover - Square format,
127pp, numerous b/w photos, maps, illustrations

Holliwell Press, 2013
ISBN 9780992610401

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Web No. 
34986-01

£12.95

 


SCRAPYARD ARMOUR:
                 MODELLING SCENES FROM A RUSSIAN ARMOUR SCRAPYARD

by David Parker 

A compendium of modelling Scenes from a Russian Armour Scrapyard by David Parker, Mark Neville and Andy Taylor. Featuring three different model builds and 40 pages of walkaround images from the scrapyard, this book is a real must for any model maker interested in modern era Russian armour. Modellers will be inspired by the techniques used to produce such stunning replicas.  


New in card cover - A4 format, 116pp, c300 colour illustrations

AFV Modeller Publications, 2016
ISBN 9780993564604

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Web No
37657-01

£22.95


UNDAUNTED: THE COURAGE OF SIDNEY CARLIN

by Don Chester

Sydney Carlin, a native of Hull, enlisted in the Cavalry in 1914. In 1915 he was awarded a DCM during the Second Battle of Ypres and was Commissioned. In 1916 as a Royal Engineers Lieutenant, he received an MC at the Battle of Delville Wood, where he suffered a leg amputation. Despite his discharge as disabled he was determined to return to the Front Line and applied to the Royal Flying Corps for pilot training. He was rejected, but he designed his own wooden leg and payed for private flying lessons. He persuaded the authorities to send him to a Front Line Scout squadron in France and, in the summer of 1918 he won a DFC, subsequently crash landing and spending the last weeks of the War as a POW. He volunteered again in 1939 and became an air gunner in the Battle of Britain at the age of 50. He died in 1941 in an air raid.

New in card cover - 103pp,
14 b/w photos, 2 maps

Private Publication, 2014
No ISBN

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Web No.
36524-01

£8.95




FOLKESTONE IN THE GREAT WAR

by Stephen Wynn 

Folkestone was one of the most important British towns during the First World War. Between 1914 and 1919 an estimated 10 million troops and nurses departed Through its harbour for the battlefields of the Western Front. Because of its geographical location on the south coast, the town was heavily involved in the course of the war. Shorncliffe camp saw the arrival of Canadian soldiers who came to practice in its purpose-built trenches, and cavalry units who put their horses through their paces. With the town being a hive of military activity, the people of Folkestone went about their business as best they could, butt wasn't just on the Western Front that death reared its ugly head. It happened in Folkestone in the Tontine Street Air Raid on 25 May 1917. Seventy-one people were killed and ninety-four were injured when German Gotha bombers attacked the town. This book is a poignant testimony to those people as well as the men who didn't make it back
 

New in card cover - 144pp,
numerous b/w illustrations

Pen & Sword, 2017
ISBN 9781473827929   

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Web No.
37729-01

£12.99



 

RISING SUN, FALLING SKIES

by Jeffrey Cox

Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese offensive in the Far East seemed unstoppable. Allied forces engaged in a futile attempt to halt their rapid advance, culminating in the massed fleet of American, British, Dutch, and Australian forces clashing with the Japanese at the Battle of the Java Sea. The Allied response was catastrophic, losing their largest warships and their tenuous toe-hold in the south Pacific within the first 72 hours of the battle. However, the Allied goal was never an outright victory, simply a delaying action.

 

New in d/w - 487pp, 27 b/w photos, maps


Osprey, 2014
ISBN 9781780967264

 
 

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Web No.
37015-01

£20.00

 



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 The Editor's Choice:

NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

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