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        22nd July, 2017


 

BRITISH AIRWAYS: ITS HISTORY, AIRCRAFT AND LIVERIES

by Keith Gaskell




Britain's premier airline is now amongst the world's elite. This book summarises the early pioneering days and the nationalised post-war years of British European Airways and the British Overseas Airways Corporation. We then see the joining of these two under the banner of British Airways and follow its early history into successful privatisation and the airline's freedom to pursue new ventures. Every type of aircraft that has been operated by BA is described and the nuances of livery styles are illustrated in colour.

Making this copy unique is a tipped-in, BA internally distributed, landscape format booklet describing the introduction of the new Boeing 747-400 aircraft. There is also a foldout A1 size poster illustrating all BA aircraft from 1919 to 1985.

Fine in d/w - Large format, 160pp,
c400 colour & b/w photos

Airlife, 1999
ISBN 1840371420

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Web No. 
20079-01

£18.00

 


 

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE

by Witold Sagajllo

The author, an Officer during the German invasion of Poland, relates his experiences as a member of the Polish Forces in exile and the Polish underground resistance. After Poland's defeat in 1939, he joined the Resistance, fighting on two fronts - against the German occupiers and the Russians. He was a witness to the German extermination of the Jews. At the end of the war he escaped to the West pursued by the Russians.

Good in d/w - xxii + 200pp, 12 illustrations

Leo Cooper, 1984
ISBN 0436440792

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Web No.
16204-02

£8.00

 


 

LAST DAWN: THE ROYAL OAK TRAGEDY AT SCAPA FLOW

by David Turner

On October 13th 1939, German U-boat U-47 silently penetrated the defences of Scapa Flow, Orkney. The pride of Britain’s wartime fleet had sailed leaving behind only HMS Royal Oak and a few smaller ships. Kapitan-Leutenant Günther Prien, commander of U-47, ordered the attack on Royal Oak. His first salvo of three torpedoes failed to do any damage. After an inteval to reload, Prien fired another salvo and this time there was a huge explosion. Royal Oak rolled over and sank within minutes. A total of 833 men died with her. Told through declassified photographs and naval records, as well as statements from survivors, this is a dramatic and moving account of the biggest loss of life in a single naval event in World War II.

New in card cover - 157pp,
numerous b/w illustrations

Argyll Publishing, 2009
ISBN 9781906134389 

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Web No.
29455-01

£7.99
 

 


 

THE ROOTS OF COUNTER-INSURGENCY:
                                        ARMIES AND GUERILLA WARFARE 1900-1945

Edited by Dr. I. F. W. Beckett

A study on how conventional armies faced guerrilla warfare from 1900 to the end of World War II. With chapters on British, French, German, US, Russian and Japanese actions against guerilla forces.
 

Good in d/w - 160pp, 150 photos, 6 maps

Blandford Press, 1988
ISBN 0713719222

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Web No:
07100-02

£8.00


 

D-DAY GLIDERS: LES PLANEURS AMERICAINS DU JOUR J

by Philippe Esvelin 

Operation Overlord was a watershed in the history of World War II. Neglected by historians, American glider pilots played a pivotal role in Operation Neptune, the assault phase of Overlord. From being called up in the US, to combat landings and fighting in the Normandy countryside, the author uses documents and eyewitness accounts to tell the story of these brave men who flew the gliders which transported troops onto the field of battle.

English/French text.

New in illustrated boards - Large format, 144pp, c200 colour & b/w phots & illustrations

Heimdal, 2001
ISBN 284048143X 

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Web No.
36200-01

£18.00

 



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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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