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Memoirs, Biographies and Diaries

While not as controversial as the Great War, the evidently 'juster' nature of the cause saw to that the Second World War spawned perhaps an even greater mountain of war literature, memoirs, battle histories, diaries, letters home and biographies of the leading commanders as the earlier conflict. The Naval and Military Press stocks a full range of such volumes extending from the memoirs of statesmen and generals to biographies of the good and the great as well as the not so great. There are accounts by warriors from Spitfire pilots to U-boat captains as well as the assessments of later historians

Memoirs, Biographies and Diaries



PEDRO
The Life and Death of Fighter Ace Osgood Villiers Hanbury, DSO DFC and Bar
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PEDRO The Life and Death of Fighter Ace Osgood Villiers Hanbury, DSO DFC and Bar
Product Code: 22129

Known as Pedro to his comrades and Tiggy to his family, Osgood Villiers Hanbury was a charismatic Eton schoolboy who, before his untimely death aged 25, became acting squadron leader of 260 Squadron in the Middle East and was awarded the DFC and bar for his bravery. This title tells his life story.

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SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES
A World War II Fighter Pilotís Remarkable Tale of Survival
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SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES A World War II Fighter Pilotís Remarkable Tale of Survival
Product Code: 21191

Quite simply one of the best books I have ever read about the men who fought the War in the Air. The few who became the many. It is funny, poignant, larky but always with the ring of appalling truth.Ē The Daily Mail ďFor sheer narrative power it ranks with the best.Ē Daily Telegraph

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High Seas to Home: Daily Despatches from a Frigate at War
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High Seas to Home: Daily Despatches from a Frigate at War
Product Code: 22875

Involving letters that are plain and straight forward in style, from one of the ďForgotten HeroesĒ of the Atlantic convoys that tell it like it was.The letters have been collated and organised extremely well and the added historical detail is enlightening.

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MAN OF WAR: THE SECRET LIFE OF CAPTAIN ALAN HILLGARTH
Officer, Adventurer, Agent
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MAN OF WAR: THE SECRET LIFE OF CAPTAIN ALAN HILLGARTH Officer, Adventurer, Agent
Product Code: 24190

Hillgarth took a prominent role in Operation Mincemeat, in which faked documents were used to fool the Germans about Allied plans for the invasion of Sicily. He was successful at simultaneously appearing to try to retrieve the documents before the Germans saw them, and yet making sure that they d...

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RAISE OF THE WHITE FLAG
Life In Occupied Jersey
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RAISE OF THE WHITE FLAG Life In Occupied Jersey
Product Code: 21770

A study through one pair of eyes of the occupation of Jersey by German forces, 1940 to 1945.

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TORPEDO LEADER
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TORPEDO LEADER
Product Code: 21767

This book gives new insight into the often haphazard way war was waged in the Mediterranean, the daily dangers, the inevitable losses. Gibbs' contribution was immense. As Laddie Lucas has written, ďthere were few operational efforts in World War II to compare with it. There is not the least doubt...

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UPWARD AND ONWARD
The Life of Air Vice Marshal John Howe
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UPWARD AND ONWARD The Life of Air Vice Marshal John Howe
Product Code: 22227

The varied and action packed life of a South African Second World War flier who after a brilliant wartime career rose to be an Air Vice Marshal.

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FIRE BY ORDER
Recollections of Service with 656 Air Observation Post Squadron in Burma
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FIRE BY ORDER Recollections of Service with 656 Air Observation Post Squadron in Burma
Product Code: 25183

656 Air Observation Post Squadron was 3 flights of flimsy Auster aircraft. Yet, to a large degree the 14th Forgotten Army of General Bill Slim depended on this frail lifeline during their triumphant retaking of Burma from the Japanese in the Sercond Woirld war. This book tells the thrilling story.

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OFT IN DANGER
The Life and the Campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley
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OFT IN DANGER The Life and the Campaigns of General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley
Product Code: 24720

Tony Farrar-Hockley was arguably Britain's best-known soldier in the post-war era. Winning the MC, DSO and Bar he served in WW2 Greece, and Korea where he survived captivity and torture by the Chinese. His career culminated as a senior NATO commander. A military historian as well as a serving Ge...

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IRON CROSS BRIGADE
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IRON CROSS BRIGADE
Product Code: 25291

Part autobiography, part unit history, this book reveals the vital role played by assault guns in the Wehrmacht's conduct of warfare on the Eastern Front. With 3 appendices, including the battalion's full war diary from 1943 and comprehensive lists of medal winners

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