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Escaping Has Ceased to be a Sport: A Soldier’s Memoir of Captivity and Escape in Italy and Germany, Frank Unwin

With SOE in Greece: The Wartime Experiences of Captain Pat Evans, Tom Evans

Pat Evans parachuted into German-occupied Northern Greece in September 1943. His mission as a SOE operative was to support the Greek resistance movement, carry out sabotage and commando operations and gather military intelligence. By this time Greece was not only a country ravaged by a brutal occupation but being torn apart by fending political factions […]

The Last Prussian: A Biography of Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Charles Messenger

First Through The Clouds: The Autobiography of a Box-Kite Pioneer, Frederick Warren Merriam

The early years of aviation were marked by flimsy, unreliable machines and daring adventurous young men. One of the pioneer aviators leading the way in Britain was F. Warren Merriam who, following Louis Blériot’s first flight across the Channel in 1809, joined the Bristol and Colonial Aeroplane Company through which he obtained a Royal Aero […]

Historical Heroines: 100 Women You Should Know About, Sonia Picker & Michelle Rosenberg