LONDON’S DISUSED UNDERGROUND STATIONS

Now available in a hardback edition with twice the number of pages of the first edition and a larger format.

128 pages, illustrations (some colour) facsimiles (some colour), maps, plans (chiefly colour)

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ISBN: 185414250X
Author: CONNOR, J.E.
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 128
Publisher: CAPITAL TRANSPORT PUBLISHING
Country of origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Year of publication: 2001

ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SOUTHERN WAGONS

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This book, the final volume in the Illustrated History of Southern Wagons series, takes a detailed look at the wagons built by the Southern Railway from 1923 to 1948.

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ISBN: 0860935647
Author: BIXLEY, G. ETC. BLACKBURN, A. CHORLEY, R. KING, M.
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 144
Publisher: IAN ALLAN LTD
Country of origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Year of publication: 2002
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BR STANDARD 2-6-0S

A sequel to the earlier title “Power of the LMS 2-6-0s” and offers 250 mono illustrations accompanied by captions, portraying three classes from construction, through operation, to withdrawal and, in certain cases, preservation. This book includes an introduction narrating the history of the three types.

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ISBN: 0860935892
Author: MORRISON, G.
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 112
Publisher: IAN ALLAN LTD
Country of origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Year of publication: 2006

BIRMINGHAM-BRISTOL CHELTENHAM TO BRISTOL AND BATH

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This item is currently out of stock. You may order it on back order if you wish and the item will be shipped as soon as it becomes available.

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ISBN: 1870754581
Author: MOURTON, STEPHEN PIXTON, BOB
Hardback/Softback: Softback
Pages: 96
Publisher: RUNPAST PUBLISHING
Country of origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Year of publication: 2003

AC ELECTRICS

A considerable variety of AC stock, both locomotives and EMUs, have seen service over the past 50 years. This book gives a pictorial historical retrospective of the AC Electric stock employed over this period. It also includes some 200 mono and colour illustrations recording the evolution of the AC Locomotive and EMU fleet since the late 1950s.

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ISBN: 0860936147
Author: MARSDEN, COLIN
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 128
Publisher: IAN ALLAN LTD
Country of origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Year of publication: 2007

DOUGLAS HAIG AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR

From December 1915 until the armistice of November 1918, Sir Douglas Haig was commander-in-chief of the largest army his country had ever put into the field. He has been portrayed as both an incompetent ‘butcher and bungler’ and a clear-sighted, imperturbable ‘architect of victory’. However, in this magisterial new account, J.

P. Harris dispels such stereotypes. A dedicated military professional, Haig nevertheless found it difficult to adjust to the unprecedented conditions of the Western Front.

His capacity to ‘read’ battles and broader strategic situations often proved poor and he bears much responsibility for British losses 1915-17 that were excessive in relation to the results achieved. By late 1917 his own faith in ultimate victory had become so badly shaken that he advocated a compromise peace. However, after surviving the German spring offensives of 1918, he played a vital role in the campaign that finally broke the German army.

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ISBN: 0521898021
Author: HARRIS, J.P.
Hardback/Softback: Hardback
Pages: 664
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Country of origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Year of publication: 2008

D-DAY JUNE 6, 1944

“It is the young men born into the false prosperity of the 1920s and brought up in the bitter realities of the Depression of the 1930s that this book is about. The literature they read as youngsters was anti-war and cynical, portraying patriots as suckers, slackers and heroes. None of them wanted to be part of another war.

They wanted to be throwing baseballs, not handgrenades; shooting .22s at rabbits, not M-1s at other young men. But when the test came, when freedom had to be fought for or abandoned, they fought” (from the Prologue). On the basis of 1400 oral histories from the men who were there, this account reveals how the intricate plan for the invasion of France in June 1944 had to be abandoned before the first shot was fired.

The true story of D-Day, as Stephen Ambrose relates it, is about the citizen soldiers – junior officers and enlisted men – taking the initiative to act on their own to break through Hitler’s Atlantic Wall when they realized that nothing was as they had been told it would be.

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ISBN: 0743449746
Author: AMBROSE, STEPHEN E.
Hardback/Softback: Softback
Pages: 656
Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Country of origin: UNITED STATES
Year of publication: 2002

COMMANDO COUNTRY

The Scottish highlands played a pivotal role in the secret development of special service training during the Second World War. The remote and rough terrain came into its own as a training and testing ground for new types of fighting. “Commando Country” looks at the variety of special training establishments set up (mostly highland shooting lodges), and at how use was made of the landscape and coastline and of specialist civilian skills such as stalking and mountaineering.

It stresses how these new methods of warfare, tested in Scotland, spread internationally into the present day elite status of ‘special forces’ world-wide.The story involves many famous names from a variety of backgrounds such as actors David Niven and Alec Guinness, mountaineer John Hunt, and polar explorer Martin Lindsay, as well as famous military figures such as David Stirling, founder of the SAS and Special Operations Executive agent Violet Szabo. Conveying the atmosphere of remote highland locations, the book makes strong use of photographs and personal testimony collected from those involved, bringing a unique Scottish perspective to a popular subject.

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ISBN: 1905267142
Author: ALLAN, STUART
Hardback/Softback: Softback
Pages: 256
Publisher: NMSE – PUBLISHING LTD
Country of origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Year of publication: 2007

BRAVO TWO-ZERO

In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: Bravo Two Zero.

Each man laden with 15 stone of equipment, they patrolled 20 km across flat desert to reach their objective. Within days, their location was compromised. After a fierce firefight, they were forced to escape and evade on foot to the Syrian border.

In the desperate action that followed, though stricken by hypothermia and other injuries, the patrol ‘went ballistic’. Four men were captured. Three died.

Only one escaped. For the survivors, however, the worst ordeals were to come. Delivered to Baghdad, they were tortured with a savagery for which not even their intensive SAS training had prepared them.

“Bravo Two Zero” is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: a chronicle of superhuman courage, endurance and dark humour in the face of overwhelming odds.

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ISBN: 0552153575
Author: MCNAB, ANDY
Hardback/Softback: Softback
Pages: 416
Publisher: TRANSWORLD PUBLISHERS LTD
Country of origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Year of publication: 2005
Edition: NEW ED

BOMBER BOYS

Following on from his bestselling ‘Fighter Boys’, in this very different book, Patrick Bishop looks back at the lives, human realities and the extraordinary risks that the painfully young pilots took during the strategic air-offensive against Germany from 1939–1945.

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ISBN: 0007192150
Author: BISHOP, PATRICK
Hardback/Softback: Softback
Pages: 400
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
Country of origin: UNITED KINGDOM
Year of publication: 2008