Perhaps no other aircraft in aviation history has been such a well-kept secret as the United States' Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. This cutting-edge aircraft took the art of aerial spying to...



    6th British Airborne Division's attacks on 'Pegasus' Bridge and the Merville Battery are remembered as two of the most remarkable actions which took place in Normandy on 6 June 1944.The...



    In order to reinforce and expand the D-Day bridgeheads won on 6 June 1944, the Allies needed a port to bring in troops and vital supplies. Cherbourg was therefore the...



    As Chief of the General Staff, Sir Richard Dannatt was in overall command of the British army for the three years from 2006. This period saw some of the fiercest...



    Often funny, sometimes chilling and always thought-provoking, journalist Jon Ronson's Sunday Times bestseller The Men Who Stare at Goats is a story so unbelievable it has to be true.In 1979...



    The reality of what it is to be a soldier, by Britain's foremost military historian.This ambitious, wide-ranging, exhaustively researched book is a compelling attempt to grasp the very nature of...



    Over 1,000 photographs plus data and development notes show all the tanks produced for military service, including prototypes and experimental models, from 1915 through to 1945 by each major arms-producing...

    Arctic Convoys 1942: The Luftwaffe cuts Russia's lifeline


    A new history of the most crucial few months of the Arctic Convoys, when Germany's air power forced the Allies to retreat to the cover of winter. Between spring and...

    F6F Hellcat: Philippines 1944


    Using maps, contemporary photographs, and new artwork, this book examines the Hellcat and the naval aviators who flew them.Joining combat in the Pacific in late 1943, the Hellcat squadrons soon...

    Tannenberg 1914: Destruction of the Russian Second Army


    Explore the Eastern Front battle that resulted in one of the greatest defeats of World War I, in which an entire Russian army was annihilated by German arms.Tannenberg is a...

    Royal Navy torpedo-bombers vs Axis warships: 1939-45


    Drawing on rare, historical photography and specially commissioned artwork, Matthew Willis explores the heroic feats of the few Royal Navy's obsolescent biplanes that stood between the state-of-the-art Axis warships and...

    The Capture of U-505: The US Navy's controversial Enigma raid, Atlantic Ocean 1944


    U-505 was the first enemy warship the US Navy captured at sea since 1812. This is a new account of how Captain Gallery planned and executed the raid on his...

    Super-Battleships of World War II: Montana-class, Lion-class, H-class, A-150 and Sovetsky Soyuz-class


    A study of the design, development and eventual fates of the uncompleted super-battleships intended to be built before and during World War II. At the start of World War II...

    Stalingrad 1942-43 (3): Catastrophe: the Death of 6th Army


    The final part in a three-book series on the Battle of Stalingrad, examining the Soviet encirclement, German relief efforts, and the final surrender of Paulus' 6.Armee.Having fought hard just to...

    The Jacobite Rebellion: 1745-46


    Fully illustrated with colour maps and images, this is an accessible introduction to one of history's most heavily romanticized and mythologized campaigns.Dr Gregory Fremont-Barnes presents a detailed overview of the...

    The Mighty Eighth: Masters of the Air over Europe 1942-45


    The perfect companion to Masters of the Air on Apple TV+, this is a superbly illustrated examination of the aircraft, pilots, crews and operations of the US Eighth Air Force.The...

    Meat Grinder: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient, 1942-43


    An engrossing history of the desperate battles for the Rzhev Salient, a forgotten story brought to life by the harrowing memoirs of German and Russian soldiers.The fighting between the German...

    The Cactus Air Force: Air War over Guadalcanal


    Using diary entries, interviews and first-hand accounts, this vivid narrative brings to life the struggle in the air over the island of Guadalcanal between August 20 and November 15, 1942....

    Bitter Peleliu: The Forgotten Struggle on the Pacific War's Worst Battlefield


    The hard-hitting history of the Pacific War's 'forgotten battle' of Peleliu - a story of intelligence failings and impossible bravery. In late 1944, as a precursor to the invasion of...

    Armies of the First Sino-Japanese War 1894-95


    Describes how newly modernized Japan waged war against China in its first overseas campaign, marking its rapid transition into Asia's leading military power only 30 years after emerging from centuries...

    US Soldier vs Chinese Soldier: Korea 1951-53


    This book examines the US infantry against the Chinese Army amid the unforgiving terrain of Korea during the first real clash of the Cold War.On June 25, 1950, North Korean...

    Soviet Pistols: Tokarev, Makarov, Stechkin and others


    This is the absorbing story of the development, combat use and legacy of the influential sidearms used by the armed forces of the Soviet Union.Featuring archive and present-day photography and...

    US Navy Armored Cruisers 1890-1933


    A new history of the large, fast, and long-ranged armored cruisers of the US Navy, and the roles that these warships played in the fleet as America developed into a...

    Roman Army Units in the Eastern Provinces (2): 3rd Century AD


    Drawing upon the latest literary and archaeological research, this is an in-depth study of the Roman Army units based in the Eastern Provinces during the turbulent third century of the...

    British/Commonwealth Cruiser vs Italian Cruiser: The Mediterranean 1940-43


    This illustrated history explores the cruiser forces of the Italian and British Royal navies, the jack-of-all trades warships of the Mediterranean Naval War.In 1940, when Italy entered World War II,...

    Essex-Class Aircraft Carriers 1945-91


    A history of the enduring Essex-class ships, the US Navy's finest and most numerous fleet carrier during World War II, which were modernized repeatedly and served with distinction.The Essex class...

    Bloody April 1917: The birth of modern air power


    Researched from original-language primary sources, this is a uniquely well-informed and multi-faceted history of the World War I air campaign of Bloody April.Researched from original German-, French-, and English-language sources,...

    To Save An Army: The Stalingrad Airlift


    Using the diaries of Luftwaffe commanders, rare contemporary photographs and other previously unpublished sources, Robert Forsyth analyzes the human, strategic, tactical and technical elements of one of the most dramatic...

    Chobham Armour: Cold War British Armoured Vehicle Development


    A comprehensive overview of the work of the Military Vehicles Research and Development Establishment on Chobham Common, which provided armoured vehicles for the British Army from 1945 to its close...

    Hunnic Warrior vs Late Roman Cavalryman: Attila's Wars, AD 440-53


    Roman and Hunnic fighting men are assessed and compared in this fully illustrated study of Attila's bid to conquer Europe in the 5th century AD.The Huns burst on to the...

    Never Greater Slaughter: Brunanburh and the Birth of England


    'No one has done more than Michael Livingston to revive memories of the battle, and you could not hope for a better guide.' BERNARD CORNWELL Bestselling author of The Last...

    South Sudan: The Untold Story from Independence to Civil War


    In July 2011, South Sudan was granted independence and became the world's newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed...

    Combat Divers: An illustrated history of special forces


    The full visual history of the special forces combat diver from World War II to the present day.Combat divers are an elite within an elite. Every special forces combat diver...

    Under the Southern Cross: The South Pacific Air Campaign Against Rabaul


    From August 7, 1942 until February 24, 1944, the US Navy fought the most difficult campaign in its history. Between the landing of the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal and...

    Bf 109D/E: Blitzkrieg 1939-40


    Using first-hand accounts and brand-new artwork, this book brings to life the realities of flying the Bf 109 in combat during the very first battles of World War II.The Bf...

    Narvik 1940: The Battle for Northern Norway


    In early 1940, a battle raged to control the ice-free, iron-ore port in northern Norway - with changing fortunes until the very end. This highly detailed book covers both the...

    Carrhae 53 BC: Rome's Disaster in the Desert


    Explores the critical battle of Carrhae, a fascinating tale of treachery, tactics, and topography in which Rome experienced one of its most humiliating defeats.The Battle of Carrhae is from a...

    D-Day 1944: The deadly failure of Allied heavy bombing on June 6


    An illustrated study of the little-known history of the failed Allied bombing campaign designed to shatter German defenses on D-Day. D-Day is one of the most written-about events in military...

    Barents Sea 1942: The Battle for Russia's Arctic Lifeline


    A gripping examination of the Battle of the Barents Sea, fought in the near darkness and icy cold of the northern winter, in which the Kriegsmarine sought to sever the...

    F9F Panther vs Communist AAA: Korea 1950-53


    A detailed look at the deadly battle between US Navy F9F Panther jet fighter-bombers and communist anti-aircraft artillery (AAA) defenses that proliferated throughout the Korean War.The F9F Panther was one...

    The HAWK Air Defense Missile System


    This is the first history of the legendary US Army's HAWK missile system, the world's first mobile air-defense missile system, which saw service and combat around the world.Designed to counteract...

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