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Image for An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command During the Second World War

An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command During the Second World War

By: Andy Wiseman and Sean Feast

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 001980

ISBN: 1909808253

Condition: New


By any measure, Andy Wiseman (born Weizman) is a lucky man. The only son of a Polish father and an American mother, Andy was born and grew up in Berlin, just as Adolf Hitler was coming to power. As a Jew educated at the famous Werner Siemens Real Gymnasium in Schoneberg, he left only months before his school was closed down and fled with his family to Poland, one step ahead of the Nazi persecution that was to follow and later take the life of his father. From Poland he a... View more info

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Taranto 1940: The Fleet Air Arm's Precursor to Pearl Harbor #288 Osprey Campaign

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003390

ISBN: 1472808967

Condition: New


The Royal Navy's attack on Taranto in 1940 heralded a new age of warfare. It was the decisive moment in a struggle for dominance of the Mediterranean that had gone on for months, as the British and Italian navies both looked to secure maritime supply routes for their colonies. With the enormous demands of a global war beginning to tell, the British capital ships were simply too thinly spread for a large fleet action against Taranto, where the bulk of the Italian fleet la... View more info

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Malta: The Spitfire Year 1942 [used book][ex-library]

By: Christopher Shores and Brian Cull and Nicola Malizia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 1991

Seller ID: 004009

ISBN: 094881716X

Condition: Good


An authoritative account of the final Allied victory over Malta. Ex-Library book in good condition with usual library markings and coverings. View more info

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BF 109e/F vs Yak-1/7: Eastern Front 1941-42 #65 Duel

By: Dmitriy Khazanov and Aleksander Medved

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001542

ISBN: 1472805798

Condition: New


Featuring first-hand accounts from veteran pilots, rare archival photographs and expert analysis, this volume brings to life the vicious dogfights that took place between the Bf 109 and the Yak as they vied for mastery of the frozen skies of the Eastern Front. Step into the cockpit of the Luftwaffe's Bf 109 and the Red Air Force's Yaks 1-7, two fighters which were involved in some of the largest, fiercest aerial battles in history. The Iconic Messerschmitt fighter and i... View more info

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Fall Gelb 1940 (2) Airborne Assault on the Low Countries #265 Osprey Campaign

By: Doug Dildy

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000423

ISBN: 1472802748

Condition: New


The great blitzkrieg campaign of May/June 1940 saw German forces pour through Holland and Belgium to confront the French and British. The assault was audacious; it relied on speed, feinting and manoeuvre as much as superior force, and in the end these qualities were to prove decisive to German success. Featuring vivid illustrations, illuminative bird's eye views and maps, this book charts the unfolding of an unprecedented 'lightning war', which saw the first ever airborn... View more info

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Supermarine Spitfire # Great Aircraft of World War II

By: Dr. Alfred Price

Price: $17.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books: 2015

Seller ID: 003589

ISBN: 0754829995

Condition: New


This is an illustrated guide shown in over 100 images. It is a compelling history of the Supermarine Spitfire, from the first single-seat prototype of 1936 through to post-war planes that equip fighter units around the world. It includes complete technical specifications detailing the Spitfire's armament, power plant, dimensions, weight and performance. It features over 100 photographs of the Supermarine Spitfire in action, as well as a cutaway diagram showing the interi... View more info

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Illustrated Transport Encyclopedia: World War II Fighter Aircraft

By: Francis Crosby

Price: $12.95

Publisher: UK, Southwater: 2014

Seller ID: 000512

ISBN: 1780193858

Condition: New


This title featuring photographs from the Imperial War Museum. It is a guide to over 100 of the fighters that have helped shape history, including the Fokker Dr. I Triplane, the Hawker Hurricane, the Messerschmitt Bf109, the North American P/F-51 Mustang and the Supermarine Spitfire. It features detailed specification boxes for every aircraft listed, with information about country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights and performance. It includes a hist... View more info

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A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 #111 Combat Aircraft

By: Gary Wetzel

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001877

ISBN: 1472805739

Condition: New


The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts and photography from those who experienced the conflict, along with imagery from official military archives, this book offers a unique and detailed insight into the record of the A-10 in one of the 21st Century's most significant conflicts. Initially, the A-10 Thun... View more info

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The First Blitz: Bombing London in the First World War

By: Ian Castle

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003346

ISBN: 1472815297

Condition: New


This book tells the story of Germany's strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 - and with it came the birth of a new arena of warfare, the 'home front'. German airships attempted to raid London on 26 separate occasions between May 1915 and October 1917, but only reached the capital and bombed successfully on nine occasions. From May 1917 onwards, this theatre of war entered a new pha... View more info

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Armed Action: My War in the skies with 847 Naval Air Squadron [used book]

By: James Newton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Headline Review: 2007

Seller ID: 001080

ISBN: 0755316029

Condition: Good


'I couldn't see the tank. I couldn't see it...someone was screaming over the radio. "Scream all you want, I still can't see it," I said to my pilot. The next explosion was so close it lifted my chest armour off my body in the shock wave. The noise brought me back to my awful reality. I looked out of the sight to see the shattered cockpit glass. The next one would be it and we knew it.' Lieutenant Commander James Newton survived and was awarded the Distingushed Flying Cro... View more info

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Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II

By: Jeffrey Cox

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003388

ISBN: 1472810600

Condition: New


Few events have ever shaken a country in the way that the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor affected the United States. The Japanese forces then continued to overwhelm the Allies, attacking Malaya with its fortress of Singapore, and taking resource-rich islands in the Pacific in their own blitzkrieg offensive. Allied losses in these early months after America's entry into the war were great, and among the most devastating were those suffered during the Java Sea Campaign, w... View more info

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Reconnaissance and Bomber Aces of World War 1 #123 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

By: Jon Guttman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000420

ISBN: 1782008012

Condition: New


This book profiles a wide variety of British, French, German, Austro-Hungarian and American aircraft, ranging from frontline stalwarts like the RE 8 and AR 1 to the swift Salmson 2A2 and the compact, fighter-like Halberstadt CL II. Oft-overshadowed by the fighters that either protected or threatened them, two-seater reconnaissance aircraft performed the oldest and most strategically vital aerial task of World War 1 - a task that required them to return with the intellig... View more info

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The Battle of Britain

By: Kate Moore

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001884

ISBN: 147280872X

Condition: New


In 1940 Britain was an island under siege. The march of the Nazi war machine had been unrelenting: France and Belgium had quickly fallen and now the British Empire and the Commonwealth stood alone to counter the grave threat. However, their fate would not be decided by armies of millions but by a small band of fighter pilots. It was on their shoulders that Britain's best chance of survival rested. Above the villages and cities, playing fields and market towns, the skies ... View more info

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Richthofen: The Red Baron in Old Photographs

By: Louis Archard

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000526

ISBN: 1445633485

Condition: New


Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, was the top ace of the First World War, with eighty confirmed victories. He is also one of the most famous fighter pilots of all time. A Prussian nobleman, he started the war as an officer in a Uhlan cavalry unit, serving on both the Eastern and Western fronts. In May 1915 he joined the flying service, initially as an observer then as a pilot, flying two-seaters. In August 1916, ace fighter pilot Oswald Boelcke recruited von Richthofen in... View more info

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US Navy Carrier Aircraft vs IJN Yamato Class Battleships: Pacific Theater 1944-45 #69 Duel

By: Mark Stille

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002007

ISBN: 1472808495

Condition: New


As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaphor for the profound changes in naval technology and doctrine that the war had brought about. The two opposing forces were the most powerful of their kind - the Japanese Yamato and Musashi were the biggest most heavily armored ... View more info

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Avro Lancaster # Great Aircraft of World War II

By: Mike Spick

Price: $17.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books: 2015

Seller ID: 003127

ISBN: 0754829979

Condition: New


This is an illustrated guide shown in over 100 images. It is a fascinating history of the Avro Lancaster, from the first trials of the prototype at Boscombe Down in 1941 through to the famous Dambusters raids of 1943. It includes complete technical specifications detailing the Lancaster's dimensions, weights, power, fuel and oil, performance and armament. It features over 100 photographs of the Avro Lancaster in action, as well as a cutaway diagram showing the interior c... View more info

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Ki-61 and Ki-100 Aces #114 Osprey Aircraft of the Aces

By: Nicholas Millman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003389

ISBN: 1780962959

Condition: New


This is the story of the elite Japanese Army Air force (JAAF) aces that flew the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Swallow), and the Ki-100 Goshikisen in the Pacific Theatre of World War 2. The former, codenamed 'Tony' by the allies, was a technically excellent aircraft, possessing power, stability and a good rate of climb - differing radically from the usual Japanese philosophy of building light, ultra-manoeuvrable fighters. Its pilots soon realised, however, that the type was plagu... View more info

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The RAAF and the Flying Squadrons [used book][out of print][rare]

By: Norman Barnes

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: A1115

ISBN: 1865081302

Condition: Good


Hard cover with dust wrapper in good condition, large octavo, 326pp, some b&w and colour plates. Ex-School Library with the usual library markings. Only light shelf wear. The RAAF and the Flying Squadrons provides a concise history of all the flying squadrons that have made up the Australian Flying Corps and the Royal Australian Air Force, from the feats of the airforce on its first overseas mission in the Suez in 1916 up to the present day. Comprehensive in its cov... View more info

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Ton-Up Lancs : A Photographic Record of the Thirty-Five RAF Lancasters that each completed One Hundred Sorties

By: Norman Franks

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2015

Seller ID: 002911

ISBN: 1909808261

Condition: New


Ton-up Lancs is a welcome reassessment of a study which first appeared under the 'Claims to Fame' series. Since that publication years ago, information and photographs continued to be sent to and researched and collected by the author, so much so that a complete revision was necessary, with a new 100-sortie aircraft added to the list, and with many more photographs of the aircraft and men who flew in these very special Avro Lancs. Each aircraft's history is recorded, sup... View more info

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The Red Baron's Last Flight: An In-depth Investigation into What Really Happened on the Day Von Richthofen Was Shot Down

By: Norman Franks and Alan Bennett

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street: 2007

Seller ID: 001914

ISBN: 1904943330

Condition: New


The mysterious events of April 21, 1918, the day the legendary Red Baron met his end, have kept the world captivated for decades. There have been many theories, articles and books concerning exactly what took place but all previous accounts have been over-shadowed by this ground-breaking book. Here is the definitive answer to one of history's most compelling mysteries. Taking you straight to the site of Richthofen's final crash, leading aviation historian Norman Franks a... View more info