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Product Description: Without what the Allies learned in the Mediterranean air war in 1942-1944, the Normandy landings—and so, perhaps, the Second World War II—would have ended differently. This is one of many lessons of The Mediterranean Air War, the first one-volume history of the vital role of airpower during the three-year struggle for control of the Mediterranean Basin in World War II—and of its significance for the Allied successes in the war's last two years...read more

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9780700620753, titled "The Mediterranean Air War: Airpower and Allied Victory in World War II" | Univ Pr of Kansas, March 27, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Without what the Allies learned in the Mediterranean air war in 1942-1944, the Normandy landings—and so, perhaps, the Second World War II—would have ended differently.

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Product Description: The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8th Army, following its hard-fought success in Operation Crusader, was forced back to the Gazala area, roughly midway between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier with Egypt...read more
By Winfried Bock (contributor), Russell Guest (contributor), Giovanni Massimello, Frank Olynyk (contributor) and Christopher Shores

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9781909166127 | Grub Street the Basement, July 19, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa.

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Product Description: This book is as good as we are likely to get on the subject in English. For Pacific Theater aerophiles, it's a must-have. --Barrett Tillman, author of WhirlwindVivid account of Japanese navy fighter units in combatContains biographies of all pilots claiming ace statusIncludes photos of planes like the Zero fighter and the pilots who flew the...read more

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9780811711678, titled "Japanese Naval Fighter Aces, 1932-45: 1932-45" | Reprint edition (Stackpole Books, March 1, 2013), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: This book is as good as we are likely to get on the subject in English.

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Product Description: It is now more than 40 years since Fighters over the Desert was published, and nearly as long since this was followed by Fighters over Tunisia. Both volumes have long been out of print and collectors’ items, but, despite much prompting, Christopher Shores has resolutely refused to permit their reprinting until he amassed so much more information...read more

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9781908117076 | Grub Street the Basement, November 30, 2012, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: It is now more than 40 years since Fighters over the Desert was published, and nearly as long since this was followed by Fighters over Tunisia.

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Product Description: In-depth review of Imperial Japanese Army Air Force fighter units and pilots Detailed study of equipment (e.g., the Zero fighter), operations from Pearl Harbor to kamikaze attacks, and pilots who achieved ace status Heavily illustrated with photos of pilots, aircraft, and unit insigni...read more

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9780811710763 | Reprint edition (Stackpole Books, April 5, 2012), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: In-depth review of Imperial Japanese Army Air Force fighter units and pilots Detailed study of equipment (e.

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Product Description: Twenty-five thousand feet above Malta – that is where the Spitfires intercepted the Messerschmitts, Macchis and Reggianes as they swept eastwards in their droves, screening the big Junkers with their bomb loads as they pummeled the island beneath – the most bombed patch of ground in the world...read more

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9781906502980 | Reprint edition (Grub Street the Basement, August 19, 2011), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Twenty-five thousand feet above Malta – that is where the Spitfires intercepted the Messerschmitts, Macchis and Reggianes as they swept eastwards in their droves, screening the big Junkers with their bomb loads as they pummeled the island beneath – the most bombed patch of ground in the world.
9781853674877 | Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, April 1, 2002, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: In the summer of 1942, twenty-five thousand feet above Malta, RAF Spitfires fought combat after bitter combat with clouds of German and Italian bombers and fighters.

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Product Description: The book commences with a comprehensive account of the operations of navy fighter units throughout the period under review. This is followed by individual sections detailing the history and achievements of each unit involved, be it land-based or aircraft carrier-based...read more

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9781906502843 | Grub Street the Basement, May 19, 2011, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: The book commences with a comprehensive account of the operations of navy fighter units throughout the period under review.

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Product Description: Published in association with the Royal Navy, this is the official history of the first century of British naval aviation. It chronicles naval aviators’ involvement in two world wars and other conflicts worldwide, and the crucial developments in the technology of ships, aircraft and weaponry that made victory possible...read more

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9781844256617 | Haynes Pubns, November 1, 2009, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: Published in association with the Royal Navy, this is the official history of the first century of British naval aviation.

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Product Description: In late 2001 Rod Smith died tragically at his own hand, leaving behind a part-written autobiography and many notes. At the request of his family, his friend, the historian Christopher Shores, took on the task of seeking to complete the story as nearly as possible to how he believed Rod had wished it to be...read more

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9781906502119 | Grub Street the Basement, July 19, 2008, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In late 2001 Rod Smith died tragically at his own hand, leaving behind a part-written autobiography and many notes.

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Product Description: It is more than 30 years since the original and highly-acclaimed history of 2nd Tactical Air Force was first published, and it has been long out of print. Now at last, a completely rewritten and greatly expanded account of this important command's vital contribution to the Invasion of Normandy and the defeat of the forces of the Third Reich in Western Europe has been prepared...read more

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9781903223604 | Classic Pubns, September 25, 2006, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: It is more than 30 years since the original and highly-acclaimed history of 2nd Tactical Air Force was first published, and it has been long out of print.

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Product Description: In his monumental work Bloody Shambles, Volume Two, Christopher Shores described in detail the British retreat out of Burma, culminating at the end of May 1942. The monsoon then brought operations on land and in the air virtually to a halt for several months as the British and Indian forces prepared to retake Burma...read more

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9781904010951 | Grub Street the Basement, September 30, 2005, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: In his monumental work Bloody Shambles, Volume Two, Christopher Shores described in detail the British retreat out of Burma, culminating at the end of May 1942.

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Product Description: It has been more than 30 years since the original and highly acclaimed history of 2nd Tactical Air Force was first published, and it has been long out of print. Now at last, this book is a completely rewritten and greatly expanded account of this important command's vital contribution to the Invasion of Normandy and the defeat of the forces of the Third Reich in Western Europe...read more

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9781903223413 | Classic Pubns, July 30, 2005, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: It has been more than 30 years since the original and highly acclaimed history of 2nd Tactical Air Force was first published, and it has been long out of print.

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Product Description: The 2nd TAF, equipped with rocket- and bomb-carrying Typhoons, Tempests, Spitfires, Mosquitos, Mustangs and medium bombers, flew ground attack and tank-busting missions in support of Montgomery's 21st Army Group as it advanced through Normandy and north-west Europe in 1944-45...read more

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9781903223406 | Ian Allen Pub, February 28, 2005, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The 2nd TAF, equipped with rocket- and bomb-carrying Typhoons, Tempests, Spitfires, Mosquitos, Mustangs and medium bombers, flew ground attack and tank-busting missions in support of Montgomery's 21st Army Group as it advanced through Normandy and north-west Europe in 1944-45.

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Product Description: This massive, extensively researched volume is an indispensable companion to the eminent historian Christopher Shores' other seminal work (with Clive Williams), Aces High, Volumes one and two. In those books he detailed the lives and exploits of those aces who achieved five or more aerial victories, and gave exhaustive information on each score, the where, what, when and how...read more

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9781904010883, titled "Those Other Eagles: A Tribute To The British, Commonwealth And Free European Fighter Pilots Who Claimed Between Two And Four Victories In Aerial Combat, 1939 – 1982" | Grub Street the Basement, October 3, 2004, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This massive, extensively researched volume is an indispensable companion to the eminent historian Christopher Shores' other seminal work (with Clive Williams), Aces High, Volumes one and two.

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Product Description: This elegant essay on the justice of work focuses on the fit between who we are and the kind of work we do. Russell Muirhead shows how the common hope for work that fulfills us involves more than personal interest; it also points to larger understandings of a just society...read more

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9781902304892 | Grub Street the Basement, October 1, 2002, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: This elegant essay on the justice of work focuses on the fit between who we are and the kind of work we do.

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Product Description: Born in London of an English father and Australian mother and educated in Switzerland, Billy Drake was to become one of the most illustrious RAF fighter pilots of World War II, indeed of all time. He flew in many theaters with various squadrons on different aircraft - starting with 1 Squadron in France in 1940 on Hurricanes, then with 421 Flight (later 91 Squadron) on Spitfires over the Channel, then in West Africa with 128 and the Desert with 112 'Shark' Squadron (of which he was a very successful commander) on Kittyhawks...read more

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9781902304977 | Grub Street the Basement, July 1, 2002, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Born in London of an English father and Australian mother and educated in Switzerland, Billy Drake was to become one of the most illustrious RAF fighter pilots of World War II, indeed of all time.

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Product Description: At the outset of World War I the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role. With the advent of faster and more agile single-seaters, the Allies and their adversaries raced to outdo each other in the creation of genuinely effective fighters with fixed forward-firing machine gun armament...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Mark Rolfe (illustrator) and Christopher Shores

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9781841763774 | Osprey Pub Co, December 1, 2001, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: At the outset of World War I the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role.

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Product Description: 'If ever any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I don't believe it is realized how much that one man, with his leadership, his calm judgment and his skill, did to save not only this country, but the world.' So wrote Marshal of the RAF Lord Tedder in 1947...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Vincent Orange and Christopher Shores (introduced by)

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9781902304618 | Grub Street the Basement, November 1, 2000, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: 'If ever any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did.

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Product Description: Book by Polak, Tomas, Shores, Christopher (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781902304014, titled "Stalin's Falcons: The Aces of the Red Star : A Tribute to the Notable Fighter Pilots of the Soviet Air Forces 1918-1953" | Grub Street the Basement, June 1, 1999, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Book by Polak, Tomas, Shores, Christopher

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Product Description: This volume updates the information in the first volume and adds some new names. Information has been added on the pilots who gained success against the V-1 flying bombs during 1944-45. Detail is also provided on those units in which virtually all the fighter pilots served at some time or another - the fighter Operational Training Units - and of specialist units such as the Central Gunnery School, Fighter Leader's School and Fighter Experimental Units...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781902304038 | Grub Street the Basement, June 1, 1999, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This volume updates the information in the first volume and adds some new names.

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Describes the life and military career of New Zealand fighter pilot Evan Mackie. (view table of contents)

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9781898697589 | Grub Street the Basement, May 1, 1997, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Describes the life and military career of New Zealand fighter pilot Evan Mackie.

Product Description: Evan "Rosie" Mackie has remained one the least-known high-scoring fighter aces of the Commonwealth Air Forces during World War II. His later decorations were gazetted after the end of the European war, when such matters were no longer headline news...read more

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9781898697503 | Grub Street the Basement, January 1, 1997, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Evan "Rosie" Mackie has remained one the least-known high-scoring fighter aces of the Commonwealth Air Forces during World War II.

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Product Description: Originally appearing as a series of magazine articles, the valuable research into air operations, over the old-style Middle East of World War II, here appears in book form. It deals with a variety of engagements between Britain and her Commonwealth forces and the Germans, Italians and Vichy French across many borders and differing terrains...read more

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9781898697374 | Grub Street the Basement, June 1, 1996, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Originally appearing as a series of magazine articles, the valuable research into air operations, over the old-style Middle East of World War II, here appears in book form.

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Product Description: A continuation of the research contained in "Above the Trenches: a Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces, 1915-1920".

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9781898697398 | Grub Street the Basement, April 1, 1996, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A continuation of the research contained in "Above the Trenches: a Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces, 1915-1920".

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Product Description: A revised collection of the biographies of the highest scoring Allied fighter pilots of World War II. All details of their combat are arranged in tabular form. Included are a selection of photographs from hitherto private collections. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781898697008 | Grub Street the Basement, July 1, 1994, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: A revised collection of the biographies of the highest scoring Allied fighter pilots of World War II.

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