Unearthing Churchill’s Secret Army – The Official List of SOE Casualties and Their Stories

The Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of the Second World War, its activities cloaked in mystery and … [Read more...]





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...]





Admiralty Salvage in Peace and War 1906-2006

The importance of marine salvage during armed conflict has been vastly underestimated since becoming a vital Naval arm during the First World … [Read more...]





Short Sunderland – The ‘Flying Porcupines’ in the Second World War

In 1933, the Air Ministry issued a specification for a general-purpose four-engine flying boat capable of operating from the outposts of the Empire. … [Read more...]





The Last Great Cavalryman – The Life of General Sir Richard McCreery GCB KBE DSO MC

Nearly 70 years have passed since October 1944 when Dick McCreery became the third and final Commander of the legendary Eighth Army in Italy – in … [Read more...]





Churchill’s Underground Army – A History of the Auxiliary Units in World War II

'A carefully researched book on a long-neglected subject which fills a major gap in our Second World War knowledge' - Norman Longmate, author of If … [Read more...]





The Animal Victoria Cross – The Dickin Medal

To date, a select sixty-three animals have won the Dickin Medal, the highest award for animal bravery. For the first time in one book, The Animal … [Read more...]





The World’s First SWAT Team – W. E. Fairbairn and the Shanghai Municipal Police Reserve Unit

In turbulent Shanghai in the years between the world wars, the International Settlement was a mercantile powerhouse that faced unrest from Communist … [Read more...]





Second World War Lives

The Second World War was a momentous event in twentieth-century history and it is a fascinating period for family historians to explore. Numerous … [Read more...]