First World War

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  • Blood on the snow

    £30.00

    Blood on the snow

    The great historian of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russia returns with an enthralling revisionist history of the Russian Revolution.

    £30.00
  • Dearest Mother

    £16.95

    Dearest Mother

    John Stanhope Baines, a Winchester classical scholar and young Royal Engineers officer, was on active service in France and Salonika during the First World War. Throughout this time he wrote to his ‘Dearest Mother’, who had studied classics at Cambridge before being widowed when John was three, and to Honor, his younger sister.

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    £16.95
  • Great-uncle Harry

    £10.99

    Great-uncle Harry

    From the time, many years ago, when Michael Palin first heard that his grandfather had a brother, Harry, who died in tragic circumstances, he was determined to find out more about him. The quest that followed involved hundreds of hours of painstaking detective work. Michael dug out every bit of family gossip and correspondence he could. He studied every relevant official document. He tracked down what remained of his great-uncle Harry’s diaries and letters, and pored over photographs of First World War battle scenes to see whether Harry appeared in any of them. He walked the route Harry took on that fatal, final day of his life amid the mud of northern France. And as he did so, a life that had previously existed in the shadows was revealed to him.

    £10.99
  • The dam buster

    £12.99

    The dam buster

    Barnes Wallis’ contribution to British aircrafts and weapons is legendary; from the R100 intercontinental airship and innovative aircrafts like the Wellesley and Wellington, to bombs that destroyed hitherto invulnerable targets, and variable-geometry aerodynes. In addition to playing a significant part in both world wars and the Cold War, his work and inventions extended to a radio-telescope, ships, bridges, prosthetic limbs, and a nuclear-powered submarine designed to travel the world’s oceans in near silence. Yet little has been written about the private Wallis; the man who fell in love with his 17-year-old distant cousin-in-law when he was 34 – and thus began a love that lasted 57 years; the man who loved the British countryside and spent every spare moment rambling. Using previously unseen letters and diaries, Richard Morris brings to life one of Britain’s greatest inventors.

    £12.99
  • The Great War Cook Book

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    The Great War Cook Book

    New paperback edition – First published in 1915, May Byron’s Wartime Cookery Book soon became a classic of wartime Home Front cook books. With some 550 recipes, she showed how to make tasty meals from basic, readily available and home-grown products.

    £10.99
  • Valentine Joe

    £6.99

    Valentine Joe

    When fifteen-year-old Rose visits Belgium, she can feel the deep scars left there by the Great War. But when she hears the sound of marching late at night, she does not expect to see the ghosts of the past from her window . and one boy in particular.

    £6.99
  • Women in Intelligence

    £25.00

    Women in Intelligence

    A groundbreaking history of women in British intelligence, revealing their pivotal role across the first half of the twentieth century

    £25.00