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2010
 

The Burden of Guilt: How Germany Shattered the Last Days of Peace, Summer 1914

 

 

 
2008
 

Exercise Tiger

 

The German Army on Vimy Ridge 1914-1917

Evelyn Wood, VC

 

Weathered Witness - Relics of the Great War

9th Service Battalion the Sherwood Foresters: The Nott's and Derby Regiment During the First World War   The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme
Berlin Airlift - The salvation of a city   The Indian Mutiny
Slim's Burma Boys   The Mascot
Operation Epsom    
 
2007
 

Singapore Diary

 

Campaigning for Napoleon

Tip and Run

 

Old Soldier Sahib

The Further Price a Parish Paid

 

Old Soldiers Never Die

Operation Plunder - The British and Candian Rhine Crossing

 

Somme Harvest

The Affair at Néry

 

Monty's Highlanders

The History of the Artists Rifles 1859-1947

 

The Black Watch - A Concise History

British Army Handbook 1939-1945

 

Royal Navy Handbook 1939-1945

Lawrence of Arabia - Mirage of a Desert War

 

Hitler’s Panzers

Home Run - Escape from Nazi Europe

 

The Captain's Steward - Falklands 1982

Remembered - History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

Old Ironsides - The Military Biography of Olivger Cromwell

Discovering British Regimental Traditions

   
 
2006
 

The Battle for Hong Kong 1941-45

 

The Victoria Cross

Cassel's Battlefields of Britain and Ireland

 

Images of War - Flanders 1915

Passchendaele

 

Horrocks - The General Who Lewd From The Front

The War Lords

 

Aviation Archaeology in Britain

Last Post

 

Kampfgruppe Peiper

Discovering Battlefields of England and Scotland

 

Major and Mrs Holt's Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide The Western Front (South)

Wrapped in Whirlwinds - Poems of the Crimean War

 

Sir Edwin Lutyens

One Christmas in Washington

 

Under Fire in the Dardenelles

War Time Log for British Prisoners

  Liverpool Scottish 1900-1919

With the 10th Essex in France

 

Rodney and the Breaking of the Line

Edgehill

 

Tracing Your Second World War Ancestors

Northamptonshire Regiment 1914-1918

 

Razors Edge - The Unofficial History of the Falklands War

Granny's Diaries

 

Blood, Sweat and Arrogance The Myths of Churchill’s War

The Ultimate Sacrifice

 

Veterans - The last Survivors of the Great War

Command and Control on the Western Front

 

The Somme - From Defeat to Victory

The British Grenadiers

 

Awards of the George Cross 1940-2005

Somme - The Battle Ninety Yewars On

 

British Campaign Medals 1914--2005

Before Endeavours Fade - A Guide to the Battlefields of the First World War

 

Twenty Two Hundred Days To Pulo

A Century of Remembrance

 

Adolf Hitler - The Final Analysis

Suez - The Double War

 

Through German eyes: the British & the Somme 1916

Home Front 1914-1918 - How Britain Survived the Great War

 

The Great Escapers - The Full Story of the Second World War's Most Remarkable Mass Escape

Voices in Flight

 

The Germans at Thiepval

The Germans at Beaumont Hamel

 

The Kaiser's Memoirs - Wilhelm II

Twenty Days in the Reich

 

The British Officer

Discovering Fortifications

 

Major and Mrs Holt's Pocket Battlefield Guide - Somme

Major and Mrs Holt’s Pocket Battlefield Guide Ypres - Passchendaele

 

Ramillies 1706

Light Dragoons

 

Pals on the Somme 1916

White Death - Russia's War on Finalnd 1939-1940

 

Rogue Warrior of the SAS

Rat's Alley - British trench Names of the Western front 1914-1918

 

A Child at Arms

Adolf Hitler - A Portrait

 

An Unorthodox Soldier - peace and War and The Sandline Affair

The War for All the Oceans - The British Navy’s Struggle Against Napoleon

 

The British Army Handbook 1914-1918

Ruckmarsch

 

Cheshire Bantams

Douglas Haig - Diaries and Letters 1861-1914

 

Code Name Mulberry

Ypres - The First Battle 1914

 

Tracing Your Army Ancestors

Battle of the Bulge - Hitler's Final Gamble

 

Almost A Childhood - Growing Up Among The Nazis

The Germans in Normandy

 

The Royal Scots - A Concise History

The Pegasus Diaries - The Private Papers of Major John Howard DSO

 

100 Bomber Group (Bomber Support) RAF Bommber Comand in World War 2

The History of the Cheshire Regiment in the Great War

 

Flak Houses Then and Now - The Story of American Rest Homes in England

North-West Aircraft Wrecks

 

There's a Devil in the Drum

The War of Wars - The Napoleonic Era

 

The Rhine Crossing 9th US Army & 17th US Airborne

The Crimean War

 

Cromwell's Masterstroke - Dunbat 1650

The Adventures & Inventions of Stewart Blacker

 

Blood - Red Desert Sand - The British Invasions Of Egypt & The Sudan 1882-1898

The History Of The Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918

 

Red Partisans

The Life and Campaigns of General Hughie Stockwell

   

 
2005
 

Battlefields Annual Review

 

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19 - Version 2

Beneath Flanders Fields

 

War in the Air

Surviving the Sword

 

The True Glory Collector's Edition

Target for Tonight

 

Letters from the Front

VE Day - A Day to Remember

 

Hitlers Spy Chief

The Blockade Busters

 

Call To Arms

The Warlords Hindenburg and Ludendorf

 

Dieppe Operation Jubilee –Channel Ports

Forgotten Voices of the Second World War

 

Cassino

Trafalgar The Biography of a Battle

 

Crossing the Buffalo - THE ZULU WAR OF 1879

Bonaparte in Egypt

 

Bomber Boys

The Somme

 

Waterloo - In the footsteps of commanders

A Life in Secrets

 

Stalin's Folly

Wellington's Regiments

 

Yanagi

Operation Chariot

 

War Memorials in Britain

In action with the SAS

 

The British Army of 1914

The Battle for the Rhine 1944

 

British Military Rifles

Sharpshooter in the Crimea

 

Chapman-Andrews and the Emperor

Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War

 

Britains Last Tommies

From Dogfight to Diplomacy

   

 
2004
 

The Civil War in Yorkshire (Fairfax Versus Newcastle)

 

D-Day by Those Who Were There

Without Tradition 2 Para 1941-1945

 

Villers Bocage

Major & Mrs Holts's Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide The Western Front (North)

 

Discovering English County Regiments

The Forgotten Few (The Polish Air Force In World War ll)   TOMMY The British Soldier On The Western Front 1914-1918
JUNO BEACH Canadian 3rd Infantry & 79th Armoured Divisions   Sheffield Armourer to the British Empire
VC's of the Second World War   Secret Letters from the Railway
A Glint in the Sky   Battles of World War 1
The History Of The Queen’s Royal (West Surrey) Regiment (In The Great War)   Redcoats and Zulus
Secret Forces of World War 2   Just Soldiers
British Regiments 1914-1918   British Home Defences 1940-45
To Freedom Through China Escaping From Japanese-Occupied Hong Kong 1942   Forgotten Voices of the Second World War
Lost Souls of the River Kwai   Record of the Battles & Engagwments of the British Armies in France & Flanders 1914-18
Bomber Airrew in World War 2   XD Operations - Secret British Misisons Denying Oil to the Nazis
Billie - The Neville Letters 1914-1916   Tobruk 1941
Diary of an Old Contemptible   The Voice of War - The Second World War Told by Those Who Fought It
Battle Honours of the British Empire and Commonwealth Land Forces 1662-1991   The West Yorkshire Regiment In The War 1914-1918
Fighter Pilots in World War 2   HMS Gloucester
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