Hitler’s Last Army: German POWs in Britain

By Robin Quinn

Using unique research, previously unseen photographs, and interviews with former POWs and their wives, this is the tale of the half-million German prisoners-of-war held captive in Britain in the course of and after international warfare II

Adolf Hitler could have given whatever to determine such headlines in 1940 as these: "500,000 Enemy Troops on British Soil!" 5 years later, part 1000000 German squaddies, sailors, and airmen did locate themselves within the UK—but as prisoners of the British govt. utilizing lately declassified files, this ebook finds how Britain—in defiance of the Geneva Convention—went directly to detain those males for yet another 3 years, and used them for compelled hard work. As new interviews inside those pages express, a few Germans have been shocked to find a freedom unknown of their fatherland: "I felt like a visitor . . . now not any further a POW. i may infrequently think they'd been my enemy." yet at the back of the barbed cord, Nazis terrorized non-Nazis, guards occasionally maltreated their prisoners, and British ladies who married ex-POWs confronted sour recriminations: "Falling pregnant outdoors marriage was once undesirable enough—but with a German POW!"

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A Century of Air Warfare With Nine (IX) Squadron, RAF: Still Going Strong

By Gordon Thorburn

Within the earliest days of global conflict One, while IX Squadron was once shaped, we went to the struggle in little 50mph machines that have been slightly in a position to taking pilot and observer, a gun and some small, handheld bombs into the sky, specifically on a windy day. once we took a instant set, to identify for the artillery and record on troop events, the additional load pressured the defenseless pilot to depart his observer behind.

A century later, IX (B) Squadron flies jets which could exceed the rate of sound, position laser-guided missiles inside of a number of centimeters of the objective, and transmit the main advanced information in actual time around the globe.

In among, the story is of ponderous beasts of biplanes, of Wellingtons and Lancasters within the bloody battles of global struggle , of Canberras and Vulcans within the nuclear age of the chilly War.

Above all, it is the tale of the boys and ladies of the RAF's senior bomber squadron throughout 100 years of struggle and peace, and their phrases fill this booklet. We cross from these beginnings in wooden, twine and upholstery kites over France and a pilot armed with a provider revolver, to the world's first twister squadron within the Gulf wars, over Kosovo and Afghanistan, and as a way to the current, a century on.

It quite is one hell of a narrative.

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1873-1987 (Men-At-Arms Series, 197)

In 1870, after finishing a 1000-mile trek throughout Canada, Lt. W.F. Butler, an officer of the British military, urged the institution of a 'well-equipped strength from a hundred to one hundred fifty males, one-third to be fixed' for the aim of policing the North West; 3 years later, the North West fastened Police used to be confirmed. by way of the past due Eighties, this strength, now the Royal Canadian fixed Police (RCMP), had grown to incorporate 18,000 contributors, with the cheap of greater than $1 billion. This e-book outlines the origins and evolution of the RCMP, detailing its formation, projects, uniforms and insignia.

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Disasters of the Deep: A Comprehensive Survey of Submarine Accidents & Disasters

By Edwyn Gray

This is the absolutely revised and up to date variation of the 1st entire account of each peacetime submarine catastrophe from 1774 to the current day. by way of interpreting a number of the sinkings in huge element, analysing what went incorrect and describing makes an attempt made to rescue the group and vessel, Edwyn grey lines the advance of the submarine.

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Judy: A Dog in a Million: From Runaway Puppy to the World's Most Heroic Dog

Judy, a gorgeous liver and white English pointer, and the single animal POW of WWII, really used to be a puppy in one million, adored and loved via the British, Australian, American and different Allied servicemen who fought to outlive along her.

Viewed principally as human by means of those that shared her amazing lifestyles, Judy's uncanny skill to experience possibility, matched together with her quick-thinking and very unlikely bold kept numerous lives. She was once an in depth better half to males who turned like a family members to her, sharing in either the tragedies and joys they confronted. It was once in attractiveness of the extreme friendship and safety she provided amidst the unforgiving and savage surroundings of a eastern felony camp in Indonesia that she received her formal prestige as a POW.

Judy's distinctive blend of braveness, kindness and enjoyable repaid that honour one thousand occasions over and her magnificent tale is without doubt one of the so much heartwarming and encouraging stories you are going to ever read.

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Avro Lancaster in unit service, (Aircam Aviation, Volume 12)

By Mike Garbett

Aircam Aviation Series
Osprey Publishing

Each book of Aircam Aviation illustrates one variety or significant sub-types of a well-known airplane in complete colour schemes and markings of the Air Forces of the area. every one factor comprises 8 pages of colour facet view illustrations, aiding black and white plan view drawings exhibiting the place invaluable either top and lower than surfaces, 100 and twenty-five half-tone images, examples of Unit Insignia of the Worlds Air Forces.

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Stay the Distance: The Life and Times of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael Beetham

By Peter Jacobs

Sir Michael Beetham loved an extended and unusual profession within the Royal Air strength. He joined the RAF as a pilot in 1941 and used to be presented the DFC when serving with Bomber Command in the course of 1943/44. last within the post-war RAF, a couple of flying and employees appointments undefined, significantly he drafted the 1st specification for the ill-fated TSR 2 and later joined the V-Force as commanding officer of 214 Sqn at Marham.

Beetham then served on the center of Bomber Command’s affairs whilst the V-Force was once on the vanguard of the nation’s defenses. the main severe second got here with the Cuban Missile quandary in 1962. In 1964 he used to be given command of Khormaksar in Aden, the RAF’s largest out of the country station. His arrival coincided with the beginning of a terrorist crusade opposed to British forces in Aden.

More senior appointments undefined, particularly as Commander second Tactical Air strength and Commander-in-Chief RAF Germany, however the huge prize got here in 1977 whilst Beetham was once appointed leader of the Air employees. In 1982 got here the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands; as performing leader of the Defence employees, he used to be all for the choice to ship the duty strength to conflict. After victory within the Falklands, Sir Michael Beetham passed over as CAS and was once appointed Marshal of the Royal Air strength.

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Marathon 490 BC: The First Persian Invasion Of Greece

By Nicholas Sekunda

Osprey's learn of the 1st Persian invasion of Greece in 490 BC. the tale of the Marathon crusade is an epic of the traditional international. while the Ionian Greeks revolted opposed to their Persian overlords in 499 BC, the towns of Athens and Eretria got here to their reduction. The Persian King Darius swore vengeance and in 490BC a fleet of six hundred ships choked with troops used to be despatched to take revenge at the Athenians. At Marathon the Greeks met the Persians in conflict and drove them in rout again to their ships. the ethical impression of this victory used to be huge, immense – for the 1st time a Greek military had defeated the Persians and validated the prevalence of hoplite strategies.

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