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The Faces of World War II

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The second world war in words and pictures Max Hastings

The Faces of World War II is an evocative account of all the major campaigns and theatres of war and is testament to those men and women from nations the world over, whose lives were inextricably caught up in this devastating bloodbath.

THE BOOK The most catastrophic loss of life ever witnessed in modern times, a worldwide political and military effort the scale of which has never been seen before or since, World War II was the last global conflict to have truly shaped our world today. From the Battle of Britain to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, The Faces of World War II captures each stage in words and pictures. It portrays life and death at the frontline, as well as depicting the troops at the bases and command posts that played host to this mammoth conflict that mobilised over 100 million military personnel.

Pub Date: 25 Oct 2010 ISBN: 9780753721155 Price: ÂŁ12.99 Binding HB PLC/JKT Size 280 x 230 mm Extent 288 Illustrations colour images Audience description G General Rights UK & General Export Subject classification JW

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Also published by Bounty The Faces of World War I 978-0-753721-14-8

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Five of the Few

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Steve Darlow

Five of the Few tells the intriguing story of five special airmen, who earned the right to wear the Battle of Britain clasp with pride. A tale of youth maturing through aspiration and idealism, courage and bravado, fear and heroism, memory and reflection, Five of the Few is a reminder of why so much was owed, and still is, by so many to so few.

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Pub Date: 1 Mar 2011 ISBN: 9780753720677 Price: £4.99 Binding HB PLC/JKT Size 234 x 153 mm Extent 272 Audience description G General Rights UK & General Export Subject classification HB

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The fascinating accounts of 501 Squadron Hurricane pilots Ken Lee and Tony Pickering, 151 Squadron Hurricane pilot John Ellacombe, 603 Squadron Spitfire pilot Peter Olver, and 219 Squadron Blenheim and Beaufighter radar operator Terry Clarke cover the entire Battle of Britain period and the subsequent night Blitz. Their experiences were varied but their cause was common. The survival of Britain was at stake. They, with the other ‘Few’, had to stop the Luftwaffe’s attempt to prepare the way for a German invasion. The odds were against them, the stakes were high. the risks were immense.

THE AUTHOR Steve Darlow is the grandson of a bomber pilot, and author of four previous books relating the stories of RAF Airmen during WWII: Lancaster Down,Sledgehammers for Tintacks, D-Day Bombers:The Veterans’Story and Victory Fighters:The Veterans’Story.

Also published by Bounty D-day Bombers 978-0-753715-28-4 Victory Fighters 978-0-53715-59-8

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On This Day

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The History of the World in 365 Days

A day-by-day collection of over 8000 events, trivia, quotations, news items, anniversaries and birthdays for every day of the year

SALES AND MARKETING POINTS Revised and updated edition to include recent events, modern trivia and up-to-date facts and figures.

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Pub Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9780753721940 Price: £9.99 Binding HB PLC/JKT Size 298 x 222 mm Extent 400 Illustrations Black and white images Audience description Rights UK & General Export Subject classification HB

Packed full of historical information, this is a book that can be read from cover to cover or dipped into for fascinating facts or special dates such as anniversaries or birthdays. With a whole page for each day of the year and more than 700 illustrations, this newly revised and updated edition of On This Day covers events throughout history day by day. Newspaper style articles recount all the main stories of the day in a lively way, from the Roman Empire to Mikhail Gorbachev, from the discovery of gravity to landing on the moon, from Beethoven to the Beatles. On This Day also includes extracts from diaries, letters and speeches, amusing events and trivia that maybe didn’t quite make the headlines, famous peoples’ birthdays and a news-in brief column.

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