Christmas Island 1961-1962
When British servicemen were observing nuclear tests in the Pacific during the 1950s, the Prime Minister of the time, Sir Anthony Eden, was warned that they risked a lingering death from cancer. His response is reported to have been, 'A pity, but we cannot help it.' Read More
In the balmy summer of 1940, the most critical battle of the Second World War was fought out over the fields and towns of southern England.
An embattled but resilient people could look only to the young men whose task it was to repel the aerial invasion. In this book Ralph Barker has unearthed twelve untold or little-known but unforgettable stories of men whose names may be unfamiliar but without whose selfless tenacity Britain would not have survived. Read More
The story of how George Binney, a 39 year-old civilian working in neutral Sweden set about running vital cargoes of Swedish ball-bearings and special steels to Britain through the blockaded Skagerrak.
One of the greatest sea stories of World War II Read More
When the passenger liner City of Benares sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940, she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Britain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the civilised world. Read More
The Story of Bill Lancaster and Chubbie Miller.
Previously published as Verdict On A Lost Flyer Read More
The Story of the S.S. City of Cairo
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A thoroughly-researched account of this little known aspect of Second World War Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm operations. Read More
John Palmer curates twenty splendid ambassadorial gifts.
This is a book about diplomatic gifts, that is gifts carried by ambassadors from one sovereign to another. These embassies were sent for a political purpose – to seek a dynastic marriage or a military alliance, to congratulate a new sovereign or announce a victory, or to solicit an agreement on trade.
The heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Haramosh Peak in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. Read More