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  1. The Merlin Engine Spitfires Handbook
    £10.79

    Few can have imagined, when Rolls Royce first ran its new PV-12 aero engine in 1933, that the soon re-named Merlin would go on to be the most famous engine in the world.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. THE BRITISH HOME FRONT POCKET BOOK
    £8.99

    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 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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  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. BRITISH AIRFIELDS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR - SHIRE LIBRARY
    £8.99

    The Second World War airfields peppered around Britain are among the most visible and widespread reminders of this devastating conflict. Some are now almost forgotten or built over; others have become museums, industrial estates or parkland; and some have been adapted and remain in operation today.

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  8. THE LANCASTER BOMBER POCKET MANUAL 1941-45
    £8.99

    The Avro Lancaster was the RAF's most famous and successful heavy bomber of the Second World War. Used predominantly at night, 'Lancs' dropped 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties in the period 1942-1945.

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  9. LUFTWAFFE SECRET PROJECT OF THE 3RD REICH BOOKAZINE BY DAN SHARP
    £8.99

    Hundreds of thousands of classified documents were captured from Germany's aircraft manufacturers and aviation ministry at the end of the Second World War, including details of 'secret project' aircraft designs created by firms such as Arado, Gotha, Blohm & Voss, Messerschmitt and Focke-Wulf.

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  10. THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN MYTH & REALITY BY RICHARD OVERY
    £9.99

    The extraordinary struggle between British and German air forces in 1940 was one of the pivotal events of the Second World War. How close did Britain really come to invasion during this time? What were Hitler and Churchill's motives? And what was the battle's real effect on the outcome of the war?

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  11. THE MOSQUITO POCKET MANUAL BY MARTIN ROBSON
    £8.99

    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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  12. THE BRITISH HOME GUARD POCKET BOOK
    £8.99

    The Home Guards are an attacking force lying in wait for, and ready to destroy, and enemy who dares to set foot on out shores.' The Home Guard has been immortalised in British culture in the TV series Dad's Army. Formed by men not eligible for active service - too old, too young, in reserved occupations vital to the war effort - who were expected to resist a German invasion with any resources they had to hand, the Home Guard is the embodiment of plucky British resolve against the odds.

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