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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



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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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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BATTLES OF A GUNNER OFFICER
Tunisia, Italy, Normandy and the Long Road to Germany
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BATTLES OF A GUNNER OFFICER Tunisia, Italy, Normandy and the Long Road to Germany
Product Code: 25222

A valuable account of an artillery officer's experiences in the Second World War. Peter Pettit kept a diary throughout the Tunisia, Italy, and Normandy campaigns through to the final surrender of Germany.

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FLIGHT 777
The Mystery of Leslie Howard
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FLIGHT 777 The Mystery of Leslie Howard
Product Code: 25178

British film star Leslie Howard - best known for his role in Gone With The Wind - was shot down over the Bay of Biscay on June 1 1943 and died along with his tax adviser Alfred Chenhalls - a cigar smoking Churchill lookalike. Journalist Ian Colvin investigated the incident, interviewing German, D...

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I WAS HITLERíS CHAUFFEUR 
The Memoirs of Erich Kempka
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I WAS HITLERíS CHAUFFEUR The Memoirs of Erich Kempka
Product Code: 25189

Erich Kempka was Hitler's personal driver during the final days of the Second World War. His invaluable memoirs recount the last days in the Fuhrerbukner in Berlin when he witnessed the Third Reich's downfall and provided the petrol to cremate the bodies of Hitler and his bride Eva Braun, before ...

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SAILOR
Battle of Britain Legend: Adolph Malan
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SAILOR Battle of Britain Legend: Adolph Malan
Product Code: 25172

South Africa's Adolph ĎSailor' Malan was one of the leading air aces of the battle of Britain. Already 30 - old for a pilot - when the Battle commenced, Malan's maturity gave his leadership a sure base, and he was as decisive on the ground as he was in the air - inspiring younger men to follow hi...

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