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AviationWritten by a leading expert in World War 2 air operations on the Eastern Front, this is the last in a quartet of books that together gives total coverage of air battles in this theatre of war from 1941 to 1945. It details the final phase of air operations in the East from late 1943, and then ...
Keywords: berlin, quartet, theatre, german, dnepr, azov, german, cherkassy, soviet, army, mid-1944, romania, autumn, poland, courland, vistula, soviet, winter, berlin, in-depth, eye-witness, biography, christer, bergstrom, equivalent, heeresgruppe, mitte, collapse, heeresgruppe, mitte, soviet, crimean, viii, lvov-sandomir, luftwaffe, germany, oder, berlin
Aviation, MilitaryAlfie Martin was born at Finaghy, Belfast in 1920. In 1938, like many young men at that time, he was hit by a feeling of patriotism. Forbidden by his mother from joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 'it was too dangerous!' in January 1939 he instead joined the Antrim Fortress Company, ...
Keywords: bale, alfie, martin, finaghy, belfast, patriotism, forbidden, mother, volunteer, antrim, fortress, army, belfast, kilroot, helen, magilligan, squadron, pocklington, yorkshire, halifax, bomber, hr663, french-belgian, escape, alfie, martin
RailwaysThe sum of all the books ever published on the Great Northern Railway from Kings Cross to Doncaster, its successors the LNER, then the Eastern Region of British Railways, and now including Railtrack and Network Rail, together with the engineers and their locomotives, if laid end to end, would take ...
Keywords: doncaster, lner, railtrack, internet, heritage, skill, hindsight, doncaster, welwyn, garden, coster, terminus, holloway, holloway-finsbury, finsbury, finsbury, park-wood, wood, hatfield, welwyn, garden
RailwaysWhen a class of engine is christened by enthusiasts ‘Doodlebugs' or ‘Flying Pigs', amongst a number of other less than admiring nicknames, there is an implication that the LMS Ivatt Class 4 2-6-0s were not the most admired of locomotives. Little has been written about them compared with their more ...
Keywords: ivatt, 2-6-0s, ivatt, 2-6-0s, brethren, short-hand, 2-6-0s, jekyll, hyde, post-war, creature, enginemen, amiss, swindon, railwaymen, chunk, sixsmith
RailwaysThis beautiful and interesting length of rural railway has always been relegated to a small section in books on the Somerset & Dorset line. Now it is fully illustrated in an exclusive album, together with the early station at Poole and the long lamented terminus at Bournemouth West. Old tickets, ... From the series Country Railway Routes
Keywords: bournemouth, evercreech, somerset, dorset, poole, terminus, bournemouth, bailey, blandford, bournemouth, branksome, broadstone, charleton, marshall, cole, corfe, mullen, creekmoor, evercreech, henstridge, parkstone, poole, shillingbourne, spetisbury, stourpaine, durweston, sturminster, newton, templecombe, wincanton, somerset, dorset
RailwaysThe branches formed part of a cross country route, which served both agriculture and industry. Part of it also carried London commuters, long before the word was introduced here. The sections were always operated by different organisations and thus we can enjoy great variety of rolling stock and ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: leighton, buzzard, hatfield, agriculture, woodward, ayot, chaul, harpenden, hatfield, leighton, buzzard, luton, bute, luton, stanbridgeford, welwyn, garden, wheathampstead
RailwaysEngineered by H.F.Stephens, this charming railway byway had the steep gradients, sharp curves and minimal buildings so characteristic of his lines. The photographs and maps in this album enable the armchair traveller to imagine the joy of a leisurely journey in ageing coaches through this tranquil ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: hawkhurst, byway, minimal, tranquil, garden, cranbrook, churn, goudhurst, hawkhurst, hormonden, paddock, wood, pattenden, kent
RailwaysAlways known locally as 'The Potts', this unique railway had a very chequered history, having been closed no less than three times and bankrupt for much of its life. Its eccentric ways while under the control of Colonel Stephens and its transformation by the Army are fully illustrated. Timetables ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: shrewsbury, shropshire, montgomeryshire, bankrupt, colonel, army, shropshire
RailwaysThese former secondary lines of the London & South Western Railway were the primary force in the development of this residential area. They also linked the surrounding marshalling yards, dutifully served the Army, transported racegoers by the thousands and were regularly used by a circus. Varied ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: ascot, weybridge, wokingham, army, circus, visualise, raillway, bagshot, weybridge, chertsey, sunningdale, wokingham, heron, ascot, ascot, addlestone, ascot, ascot, bagshot, bracknell, camberley, chertsey, egham, frimley, longcross, heron, sunningdale, virginia, weybridge, wokingham
RailwaysThe evolution of the present electrified branch to Hertford East through the steam era is illustrated in detail. The two lines from Hatfield suffered a steady decline in rural surroundings. The long country branch to Buntingford had a charm of its own and lasted into the diesel period to be ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: hertford, hatfield, hertford, hatfield, buntingford, broxbourne, broxbourne, buntingford, cole, hadham, hatfield, hertford, hertford, hertford, hertford, hertingfordbury, mardock, nast, hyde, army, smallford, standon, abbey, ware, welwyn, garden, mill, widford
RailwaysA unique collection of film's by Britons best known Enthusiasts, ranging from 8mm to 3 chip digital. We cover the last 30 years of the St. Albans Abbey branch Online first filmed in 1987 at Bricket Wood in D.M.U. Days – then electrification programme. Ron Kingdom – he capture the atmosphere of the ...
Keywords: chip, abbey, online, bricket, wood, hatfield, lewis, hemel, hampstead, luff, greenford, willmott, colnbrook, joyce, caught, railcar
RailwaysNewport was the Clapham Junction of the island railways for generations. Its bustle is contrasted with the many peaceful country stations, such as remote Merstone, junction for the spectacularly beautiful Ventnor West branch. Memories of the steam era will be aroused in older readers, whilst an ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: newport, ryde, sandown, ventnor, freshwater, newport, clapham, bustle, merstone, ventnor, newport, smallbrook, newport, sandwon, shide, ventnor, freshwater, newport, alverstone, ashey, blackwater, calbourne, carisbrooke, freshwater, godshill, horringford, medina, wharf, merstone, mill, newchurch, newport, ningwood, sandown, shide, smallbrook, ventnor, watchingwell, whippingham, whitwell, wootton, yarmouth, wight
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