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  1. Harrier 809 By Rowland White
    £9.99

    Narrating the incredible exploits of this powerful aircraft and the men who flew it in battle, Harrier 809 tells a thrilling true story of courage and resourcefulness in the heart of the Falklands War.

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  2. The Long Drag
    £9.99

    Written by Don Evans, who joined the RAF in 1942 and served as a Flight Mechanic working on Hurricanes and Defiants. Posted to Weston Zoyland in 1944 to service Martinet, Henley and Defiant target tugs, he was persuaded by the princely sum of ninepence a day flying pay to complete 90 hours as a target winch operator. He transferred to the Fleet Air Arm in 1945 until demobilisation in 1947, whereupon he began working at the A&AEE at Boscombe Down until his retirement in 1989.

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  3. Lancaster the Forging of a British Legend by John Nichols
    £9.99

    Sir Arthur Harris, the controversial chief of Royal Air Force Bomber Command, described the Lancaster as his 'shining sword' and the 'greatest single factor in winning the war'. RAF bomber squadrons carried out offensive operations from the first day of the Second World War until the very last, more than five and a half years later. They flew nearly 300,000 sorties and dropped around a million tons of explosives, as well as life-saving supplies. Over 10,000 of their aircraft never returned. Of the 7,377 Lancasters built during the conflict, more than half were lost to enemy action or training accidents.

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  4. The British Home Front Pocket Book
    £9.99

    In June 1940, following the BEF's scrambled evacuation from Dunkirk, the Second World War was brought home to Britain. As the Luftwaffe initiated their bombing campaigns and the threat of invasion grew daily, civilians were urged to play their part in the war effort, and take responsibility for their own survival.

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  5. The Mosquito Pocket Manual by Martin Robson
    £9.99

    The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a British multi-role combat aircraft with a two-man crew that served during and after the Second World War.

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  6. Women In The Second World War - Britain's Heritage
    £8.99

    Women in the Second World War explores the varied roles taken up by women in both military and civilian services during the conflict from the Women's Land Army, Civil Defence and Fire Service to uniformed services such as the Women's Transport Service, F.A.N.Y., Auxiliary Territorial Service, Women's Auxiliary Air Force and Women's Royal Naval Service 'Wrens.' The story of women on the Home Front 'doing their bit' in shipyards and factories is also included.

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  7. The British Airman of Second World War by Stuart Hadaway
    £8.99

    British airmen experienced a wide range of conditions and challenges during the Second World War. They served in every corner of the globe, operating over oceans and deserts, jungles and cities. In this fully illustrated introduction to the subject, Stuart Hadaway examines the experiences of the young men who, as well as carrying out air offensives, had to fly, navigate and defend their aircraft.

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  8. The Merlin by Gordon A. Wilson
    £9.99

    The Rolls-Royce Merlin is the most recognisable aero engine in the world. It powered the Battle of Britain aircraft, the Spitfire and Hurricane, as they defended the shores of Britain against the Luftwaffe, foiling Hitler's plans to invade in summer 1940. It also powered the Lancasters and Halifaxes of Bomber Command as they went on their missions of destruction to the German heartland. And the 'wooden wonder', the Mosquito, was powered by the Merlin, its pinpoint bombing accuracy and reconnaissance work proving vital to the war effort.

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  9. Animals In the Second World War - Shire Library
    £8.99

    Throughout the course of the Second World War, many millions of animals were enlisted to serve. Though they had no choice, yet they demonstrated loyalty, determination and bravery as they shared the burden of war with their human companions both on active service and on the Home Front.

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  10. Look Inside an Airport
    £9.99

    This book allows young children to find out more about how an airport works.

    Richly informative, with colourful, friendly illustrations and lots of flaps to lift and look beneath.

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  11. Women In the Second World War - Shire Library
    £8.99

    As the world became embroiled in the second global conflagration in just over two decades, the women of Britain once more answered the call of duty. Many of the first volunteers had served in the Great War and now they offered their services again - this time bringing their daughters with them.

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  12. RAF Hendon
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    The story starts over 150 years ago in August 1862, when one Henry Treacey Coxwell took a party on a balloon flight from the present-day Hendon site. In was not an auspicious start - suffering from light winds they only just reached a field near Mill Hill.

    · Comprehensive history of this historic airfield
    · Highlights the aviation pioneers that secured Hendon’s lasting place in aviation history
    · Documents landmark events throughout Hendon’s history
    · Over 140 historic photographs, many previously unseen

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