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        31st December, 2016


HORST WESSEL: THE COMBAT HISTORY OF
                                                  THE 18.SS-PANZER-GRENADIER-DIVISION

 by Wilhelm Tieke

The combat histories of two units; 1.SS-Infanterie Brigade (mot) and 18.SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division Horst Wessel. 1.SS-Infanterie Brigade (mot) was employed at the central and southern parts of the Eastern Front from the beginning of the war against the Soviet Union in June 1941 until early 1944, when it was transfered to Stablach, East Prussia for refitting. The brigade’s remnants became the nucleus of the new 18.SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division Horst Wessel and they were transferred to Croatia in the spring of 1944. Filling its ranks proved difficult and it never reached its authorized strength. The intent to form it from Hungarian Volksdeutsche failed because not enough volunteers stepped forward. It surrendered in Southeast Germany in May 1945.

New in illustrated boards - 472pp,
112 photographs, 29 maps

J. J. Fedorowicz, 2016
ISBN 9781927332061

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Web No.
37414-01

£79.00

 


 

'FLAK' HOUSES THEN AND NOW

by Keith Thomas

'Flak' Houses were the rest homes set up in England during the Second World War by the American Red Cross to provide centres of rest and recuperation for combatweary airmen. These were usually situated in large country houses where flyers were permitted to wear civilian clothes and partake in a variety of sporting and recreational activities. Some 87,000 men passed through the R&R system before it was disbanded in 1945. Keith Thomas covers the history of more than 20 Flak Houses in Britain. All are illustrated with 'then and now' comparison photos.

New in card cover - Square format,
80pp, 200 + illustrations

After The Battle, 2006
ISBN 1870067665

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Web No:
33680-01

£14.95

 


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

 


 

KENT & THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

by Robin J. Brooks

An account of the long, hot Summer of 1940. Kent was at the centre of the storm as Goering's mighty Luftwaffe was met by the steely tenacity of the RAF's Hurricanes and Spitfires. The courage of the brave young fighter pilots is well known. But supporting them on the ground were countless ordinary men and women. They maintained the airfields, they fought the fires, they restored essential services, tended the wounded and cared for the homeless. This book recalls the days of anxiously watching the vapour trails of dogfights in blue skies above Kent's towns and villages.

New in card cover - 176pp,
c80 b/w photos

Countryside Books, 2013
 ISBN 9781846741654

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Web No.
36537-0
1

£12.99

 


 

THE BATTLE OF BORODINO: NAPOLEON AGAINST KUTUZOV

by Alexander Mikaberidze

On 7th September, 1812 at Borodino, 75 miles west of Moscow, the armies of the Russian and French empires clashed in one of the climactic battles of the Napoleonic Wars. The survival of the Russian army after Borodino was a key factor in Napoleon's eventual defeat and the utter destruction of the French army of 1812. This new study retells the terrible story of Borodino seen from the Russian point of view, providing a fresh perspective on the battle and a broader understanding of the reasons for the eventual Russian triumph.

New in card cover - 276pp, 18 maps & diagrams, 62 b/w photos & illustrations

Pen & Sword, 2010
ISBN 9781848844049

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Web No.
35034-02

£12.00

 



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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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