WW2

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  • Japanese Naval Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces, 1932-1945 (signed by Christopher Shores)

    Ikuhiko Hata and Yasuho Izawa and Christopher Shores

    This book is signed by Christopher Shores.

    This book is a companion volume to “Japanese Army Air Force Fighter Units and Their Aces, 1931-1945”, published by Grub Street in 2002. As such it also represents a major updating and rewriting of Messrs Hata’s and Izawa’s earlier book of similar title, published in the USA some 20 years ago. The book commences with a comprehensive account of the operations of navy fighter units throughout the period under review. This is followed by individual sections detailing the history and achievements of each unit involved, be it land-based or aircraft carrier-based.

    £40.00
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  • A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, Volume Two (signed)

    Christopher Shores, Giovanni Massimello, Russell Guest, Frank Olynyk & Winfried Bock

    This book is signed by Christopher Shores, Giovanni Massimello, Russell Guest & Frank Olynyk.  

    The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8th Army, following its hard-fought success in Operation Crusader, was forced back to the Gazala area, roughly mid-way between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier with Egypt. It covers the lull prior to the disastrous defeat of the 8th Army in June 1942 and the loss of the important port and fortress of Tobruk.

    £50.00
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  • Poles in Defence of Britain

    Robert Gretzyngier

    ‘An exhaustive record of the heroic actions of the Polish pilots who escaped to Britain and helped ensure its survival.’ Pennant

    ‘The result of many years of research, sharp and comprehensive, the text is supported by an excellent selection of rare photos.’ Air Mail

    ‘There are detailed combat reports, much biographical data, 200 photographs and tabular material in appendix form. The bravery of these pilots and at times their reckless determination made them a force to be reckoned with. They inspire huge affection; this book does them proud and is an excellent commemoration of them.’ Cross & Cockade International

     

    Fifteen years since it was originally published, Grub Street is proud to present the re-issue of Poles in Defence of Britain. To the Polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the Battle of Britain, the United Kingdom was known as ‘Last Hope Island’. Many lost their lives, such as Antoni Ostowicz, many achieved glory and became aces – such as Glowacki, Skalski and Witorzenc. The RAF came to depend on these men, with over 100 Polish pilots supporting almost thirty fighter squadrons, most especially 302, 303 and 307 (night fighter).

    £15.00
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  • Hawker Hurricane Survivors (featuring bookplate signed by Gordon Riley and Wg Cdr Tim Elkington)

    Gordon Riley

    This edition of Hawker Hurricane Survivors includes a specially designed adhesive bookplate that has been signed by both the author, Gordon Riley and Wg Cdr Tim Elkington, who wrote the book’s foreword. 

    With 2015 being the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – arguably the Hawker Hurricane’s ‘finest hour’ – it is appropriate to tell the story of the surviving Hurricanes from around the world. Building on research originally started thirty years ago, the author has delved into the archives to amass new information – and in the process managed to identify positively one particular Hurricane which had proved elusive for more than forty years.

    £30.00
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  • Bloody Shambles Volume One (signed by Christopher Shores)

    Christopher Shores

    This book is signed by the author, Christopher Shores. 

    This is the story of the Allied air campaign across Singapore, Malaya, Burma, Ceylon and the Philippines during World War II. It documents the Allied underestimation of Japanese ability, which led to the destruction of 50per cent of the British bomber force in two days.

    £29.95
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  • Hawker Hurricane Survivors

    Gordon Riley

    With 2015 being the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – arguably the Hawker Hurricane’s ‘finest hour’ – it is appropriate to tell the story of the surviving Hurricanes from around the world. Building on research originally started thirty years ago, the author has delved into the archives to amass new information – and in the process managed to identify positively one particular Hurricane which had proved elusive for more than forty years.

    £25.00
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  • Arrival of Eagles

    Andy Saunders

    £20.00
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  • Collecting Colditz

    Michael Booker

    £14.99
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  • A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, Volume Two

    Christopher Shores

    Giovanni Massimello, Russell Guest, Frank Olynyk & Winfried Bock

    £50.00
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  • An Alien Sky

    Andrew Wiseman with Sean Feast

    £20.00
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  • Ton-Up Lancs

    Norman Franks

    £12.99
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