Operation Barbarossa and the Eastern Front 1941

Operation Barbarossa and the Easternt Front 1941 is a highly illustrated record of the German Invasion of the Soviet Union, which began on 22 June … [Read more...]





Special Forces: Bruneval Raid – Operation Biting

In 1941 Dr RV Jones became convinced that the Germans had developed their own radar system that would account for increasing RAF bomber … [Read more...]





The End of Glory – War & Peace in HMS Hood 1916-1941

There have been many fine books written on HMS Hood, the glory of the Royal Navy, while television and cinema have also taken the subject to their … [Read more...]





Missing Believed Killed – Casualty Policy and the Missing Research and Enquiry Service 1939-1952

During the early years of World War Two it soon became apparent that the system for tracing the whereabouts of the remains of RAF aircrew deemed … [Read more...]





The Last Prussian – A Biography of Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt

Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt (1875-1953) was one of the foremost German commanders of the Second World War. After service on both the Western … [Read more...]





Escape, Evasion and Revenge

Peter Stevens was a German-Jewish refugee who escaped Nazi persecution as a teenager in 1933. He joined the RAF in 1939 and after eighteen months … [Read more...]





The Forgotten Few – The Polish Air Force in World War II

By the beginning of 1941 there was a fully fledged Polish Air Force operating alongside the RAF. With 14 Squadrons it was larger than any other of … [Read more...]





The Golden Horseshoe – The Wartime Career of Otto Kretschmer, U-Boat Ace

The legendary U-boat ace Otto Kretschmer was branded 'the wolf of the Atlantic', and for good reason. In his dramatic wartime career he sank ship … [Read more...]