WW2

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  • A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, Volume Four

    Christopher Shores, Giovanni Massimello, Russell Guest, Frank Olynyk and Winfried Bock with Andy Thomas

    £50.00
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  • Luftwaffe Eagle

    Erich Sommer

    £20.00
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  • Air Battle for Dunkirk

    Norman Franks

    £10.00
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  • Hurricane R4118 Revisited

    Peter Vacher

    Twelve years since the amazing account of Peter Vacher’s discovery in India was originally published, Grub Street is thrilled to bring readers the updated story of Hurricane R4118.

    Since the restoration of this magnificent aircraft to flight in 2004, Peter Vacher continued to research its history, and more stories of R4118’s origins are told, including the extraordinary tale of how this aircraft shot down a friendly Whitley bomber before it was assigned to a RAF squadron.

    With brand new photography and sources, including wartime letters from Bunny Currant, this book is essential reading for all Hurricane enthusiasts.

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  • Winged Chariot (signed)

    This book is signed by the author, Peter Lush.

    In what has been described as ‘the greatest raid of them all’, Operation Chariot saw heavy destruction of the enemy-occupied port of St Nazaire by British forces. Winged Chariot examines the role that the RAF played during this epic raid on 28th March 1942.

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  • An Alien Sky (signed by Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE and Sean Feast)

    Andrew Wiseman with Sean Feast

    This copy is signed by Air Commodore Charles Clarke OBE and Sean Feast.

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  • Winged Chariot

    Peter Lush

    In what has been described as ‘the greatest raid of all’, Operation Chariot saw heavy destruction of the enemy-occupied port of St Nazaire by British forces. Winged Chariot examines the role that the RAF played during this epic raid on 28th March 1942.

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  • A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945, Volume Three

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

    The third volume in this series returns to November 1942 to explain the background to the first major Anglo-American venture – Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. It deals with the fratricidal combats which followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria for several days. It then considers the efforts made – unsuccessfully in the event – to reach northern Tunisia before the Germans and Italians could get there to forestall the possibility of an attack from the west on the rear of the Afrika Korps forces, then beginning their retreat from El Alamein.

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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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  • 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 £7.50
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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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