Stumbling Towards Victory contains photographs - many previously unpublished - from the final twelve months of the First World War. Published by the national museum of arms and armour, these images convey the horror, and hope, of that final cataclysmic year.
Tuesday, 6th June 1944, three divisions of paratrooper and glider forces descended on Normandy. Offshore was the largest seaborne invasion fleet in the history of the world, ready to unleash over 130,000 troops against Hitler's Atlantic Wall. More than 7,000 aircraft filled the skies.
Could the event that led to the outbreak of the First World War have been prevented? Lisa Traynor explores the development of modern pistols and the fabric of the bulletproof vest owned by Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. She asks the question: if the Archduke had worn his body armour on the day of his assassination, could it have saved his life?
To help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba on October 31 1917, this book offers nearly 100 unpublished photographs taken in the field by brothers Guy and Barney Hayden, of the 12th Light Horse.
Nos 10 and 461 Squadrons of the RAAF were among the premier units of RAF Coastal Command in WWII, flying Sunderlands from UK harbours to patrol the eastern Atlantic hunting for U-boats. Crews from both units were involved in famous air combats against German fighters sent to intercept them, but persisted to achieve an impressive series of kills.
The invasion of Normandy was the most significant victory of the Allies in the Second World War. By 1944, over 2 million troops from over 12 countries were in Britain in preparation for the invasion. These forces consisted primarily of American,
British and Canadian troops but also included Australian, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French, Greek, New ......
This detailed yet accessible battlefield guide takes the reader on a journey across the Oderfront battlefield as it is today. Eye witness accounts and the author's intimate knowledge of the terrain combine to provide the essential guide for anyone seeking to further understand the Wehrmacht's last desperate defensive battles before Berlin.
In Flanders Fields begins on New Year's Day 1917 and the violence which ensued; it looks at the ways in which men died and looks at the politics, putting a spotlight on the leaders, and how the campaign was conceived, sponsored and opposed.Br>Reasons for this seemingly endless onslaught are still debated today by military historians, yet in this ......
Based on the diaries of Royal Engineer Robert Jones, the narrative follows him across the North African desert, describes the bombing of Tripoli Harbour, the invasion of Sicily and the landing on the Normandy beaches on D-Day + 2. The story follows the advance through Belgium and Holland, to the battle that became known as the Rhine Crossing.