published in 1949, this is 'A Statement of Evidence Written
in 1940'. Having returned home from military service
following the fall of France, Bloch wrote this manuscript to
analyse the military faiures he had witnessed. He concluded
that the immediate cause of the disaster was the utter
incompetence of the French High command. Having worked with
the Resistance since 1942, he was arrested by the Vichy
police in March, 1944. They handed him over to the Gestapo
who tortured and shot him.
During the Battle of Britain and in the dark and
dangerous period which followed, many people in the British
Isles would have been all too aware of the shape and sound
of the twin-engined Heinkel 111 bomber, with its distinctive
glazed nose. Though still in front line service in large
numbers at this time, the aircraft was already becoming
obselete. The type first flew in 1935 and saw active service
during the Spanish Civil War. It was used to equip
Kampfgruppe 88, the bomber component of Legion Condor,
Hitler's aerial assistance to the Spanish fascists. Later it
served in a wide variety of roles. Though mainly used as a
bomber, it also undertook reconnaissance, torpedo bombing,
glider towing and transport roles.
New in card
cover - A4 format, 96pp, Numerous b/w & colour illustrations
analysis of German Special Forces operations in WWII.
Undercover and other special operations, conceived and
executed with ruthless thoroughness, won the Germans some
stunning victories against all odds. Specially trained SS
agents-provocateurs laid the ground for the German invasions
of Czechoslovakia and Poland. This book tells the complete
story, including the Brandenburgers, the the navy's K-Men,
the SS-Kommando-GB, and the children of the Werewolves and
the Hitler Youth, trained in murderous partisan warfare.
Very good in d/w
- 245pp, 70 photos, illustrations, diagrams, bibliography,
A novel based on the author's
experiences with the Parachute Regiment in Northern Ireland.
The book is notable for the realistic picture it paints of
British "squaddies" in the turbulent confusion of 'the
troubles' Northern Ireland in the early 1970s.