Air Power 21.
Challenges for the New Century.
Peter W. Gray, MoD. 2000.
This publication is an outcome of the Chief of the Air Staff's Air Power
Workshop which consists of leading academics and senior military officers. The
chapters, based on detailed research and the operational experience of the
authors, incorporate lessons from the past, including the recent past of Kosovo
and Chechnya. Beyond the theme of air power, there are several other common
themes in the book. These include: the changes brought about by the collapse of
communism and the demise of the Warsaw Pact • financial pressures exacerbated by
the rate of change of technology in the last decade • tensions between
maintaining forces in operational use and having units ready to deploy • the
role of the media. Paperback, xvi + 240 pp.
ISBN 0117729604 $30.00
Belgium & Northern France.
Richard Holmes, MoD. 1995.
1998 3rd reprint. Covering Waterloo (1815), Mons and Le Cateau (1914), The First and Third
Battles of Ypres (1914/1917) and the Arras Counter-attack (1940), this book
enables visitors to conduct their own "do-it-yourself" battlefield tours.
Paperback, xi + 222 pp., illustrated with maps and B&W photos.
ISBN 0117727628 $50.00
British Air Power
Previous editions of
this document were not Stationery Office publications. Paperback, 410 pp.
ISBN 0118873105 $30.00
British Barracks 1600-1914.
Their Architecture & Role in Society.
James Douet, English
Overlapping the areas of military history, social history
and architectural history, this book looks at barracks as instruments of war. It focuses
on the buildings, their arrangement and internal planning, what they were built for and
how they were organized. Paperback, xviii + 220 pp.
ISBN 0117724823 $80.00
Military Transport 1829-1956.
David Fletcher. 1998.
author of the Great Tank Scandal, Mechanised Force and the Universal Tank turns his
attention to the unarmored military vehicles in this book. Credit is due to the British
motor industry as ultimately their vehicles were considered more reliable than their
German equivalents. Anyone with an interest in military or vintage transport will find
that this book sets these particular vehicles in their historical context.
Hardcover, 250 pp.
ISBN 0112905706 $50.00
The British Part in the Korean
Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley. 1995.
1: A distant obligation, Volume 2: An honorable discharge. Tells how the UK became
involved in the conflict in Korea in 1950 and its efforts to unite a country torn apart
are discussed. Covering Britain's reluctant partnership with the USA and detailing the
battles and England's eventual withdrawal. Hardcover, boxed, 1088 pp.
ISBN 0116309628 $162.00
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Damage and Deliverance.
Propaganda and Commercial Art from the Second World War -
Images of the Past.
The second in a series of disks designed by the Public Record
Office for use as an educational resource by teachers of social history, social and media
studies and graphic art, Damage & Deliverance contains a selection of documents
illustrating British history between 1939 and 1945. These records come from the archives
of the British Government held by the Public Record Office. They cover all aspects of the
war, from planning the D-Day operation to the preparation of food. Documents include
Cabinet and Foreign Office papers, propaganda posters and reports on the military
campaigns. The License allows the user to install and run the images data on a stand-alone
(non-networked ) PC, and to print or download the images for education or non-commercial
ISBN 0115264639 $60.00
Decision to Go to War in Iraq. Vol. I.
Report Together with Formal Minutes: 9th Report of Session 2002-03, HCP
Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Foreign Affair Committee.
The Committee's report examines
whether the Government presented accurate and complete information to
Parliament in the period leading up to the war in Iraq, particularly
regarding Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The
Committee finds that Ministers did not mislead Parliament on this matter,
and that on the basis of the evidence available to the Committee, Alastair
Campbell did not exert or seek to exert improper influence on the inclusion
of the '45 minutes claim' (the time is would take Iraq to organize the use
of WMD) within the September intelligence dossier, as has been alleged.
Detailed conclusions reached include: 1) that although the September dossier
was probably as complete and accurate as the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC)
could achieve without endangering intelligence sources, the '45 minutes'
claim did not warrant the prominence given to it, (because it was based on a
single, uncorroborated source); 2) the Government should explain why the
claim was given such prominence and whether it still considers this to be
accurate, in the light of subsequent events; 3) it was wrong for Alastair
Campbell or any unelected Special Adviser to have chaired a meeting on an
intelligence matter, and it is recommended that this practice cease; 4) the
February 'dodgy dossier' was counter-productive and undermined the
credibility of the Government's case, and it was fundamentally wrong to
allow such a document to be presented to Parliament and made widely
available without ministerial oversight; 5) the Government should be
prepared, on principle, to accede to intelligence requests from the Foreign
Affairs Committee, where its importance to an inquiry can be demonstrated,
unless there are genuine concerns for national security. In cases where this
is refused, the Government should give its full reasons for doing so.
Ultimately, the continuing concerns about the WMD claims are unlikely to be
dispelled unless more evidence of Iraq's WMD programs comes to light.
Paperback, 103 pp.
ISBN 0215011627 $30.00
Dissolution of the Luftwaffe.
The Work of the British Air Forces of Occupation
Germany Feb 1944-Dec 1946.
British Air Forces of
Occupation Germany, Air Headquarters,
from official records and papers and written by a number of authors at the Air
Headquarters British Air Forces of Occupation in Germany (BAFO), this previously
restricted account, first published in two volumes in 1947, and now available in one
volume, relates how the disarmament and disbandment of that part of the Luftwaffe that
came under the control of the British forces operating in NW Europe was brought about. The
first two parts of Volume I cover the planning for the task and the general operations of
the forces involved. The remaining part of Volume I and the whole of Volume II consist of
detailed accounts prepared by specialist branches while, at the conclusion of each Volume,
the reader's attention is drawn to lessons learnt and conclusions that can be drawn from
the operation. Paperback, xi + 271 pp.
ISBN 0117728225 $80.00
The End of the War in Europe 1945.
Edited by Gill
Bennett, International Committee for the
History of the Second World War. 1996.
These are the proceedings of an
important and fascinating conference on the cessation of hostilities in Europe. The
symposium brought together a unique combination of participants which may never be
repeated: Resistance leaders, military heroes, key figures in wartime and post-war
planning, eminent historians and academic experts, producing an often thrilling mixture of
expert analysis, informed debate and eyewitness accounts. Discussions include the
parallels with WWI, psychological profiles of the key leaders, and the political crisis,
social dislocation, and the legacy of loss and utter devastation after six years of war.
Hardcover, xxii +251 pp., illustrated.
ISBN 0117020354 $60.00
Policy Since the War.
Vol. 1 The Post-war Financial
L.S. Pressnell, Great Britain Cabinet Office. 1987.
Paperback, xiv + 501 pp.
ISBN 0116301864 $100.00
A Statistical Digest of the Second World War.
Howlett & Anthony Montague-Brown, Great Britain Central Statistical Office. 1995.
Foreword by Anthony Montague Browne (Private Secretary to Winston Churchill, 1952 - 1965).
Available in paperback or hardcover, 298 pp.
Paperback ISBN 0116207191
Hardcover ISBN 0116206632 $60.00
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Global Geopolitical Flashpoints.
An Atlas of Conflict.
Ewan W. Anderson. 2000.
Far from witnessing the establishment of
some form of global equilibrium in a New World Order, the last decade has seen
increasing instability. The assurance of the bipolar world has been replaced by
the uncertainty of a global system in which sources of insecurity range from the
political and military through the socioeconomic to the environmental. It is
unclear as to whether, in the longer term, the world will settle into
unipolarity. At present the Western powers - and particularly the United States
- dominate, resulting in the acceptance of bodies such as United Nations and the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization intervening in internal affairs of states.
For each of the major current and potential geopolitical flashpoints, this
unique atlas provides a map and text in which the situation, issues and present
status are described and analyzed; with the long history of world conflict, the
key problem in producing a volume such as this has been selecting from the many
rather than identifying the few flashpoints. Suggestions for further reading are
ISBN 0117026565 $70.00
High Commanders of the Royal Air Force.
Henry Probert, MoD. 1991.
of the most senior commanders of the Royal Air Force are already well-known and have
received considerable attention from historians and biographers. Little, however, has been
written about most of those who have held the highest appointment the Service has to
offer. The 22 biographies in this book include all 19 past Chiefs of the Air Staff and
three other very senior commanders. Drawn from a wide cross-section of the nation's
talent, their varied careers reflect the history of the Service itself, in war-time as
well as in peace-time. Paperback, xxii + 149 pp., includes B&W photos
ISBN 0117726354 $20.00
Hot Rolled Asphalt and
Coated Macadam for Airfield Pavement Works.
Defence Works Functional Standards.
MoD Defence Works Services. 1995.
Paperback, viii + 77 pp.
ISBN 0117726885 $32.00
Anthony James. 1996.
This book examines 120 British
Government wartime pamphlets (now often referred to as "WW2 HMSO paperbacks")
written to inform the people on the war's progress. Title on cover: Informing
the people: how the Government won hearts and minds to win WW2.
Paperback, v + 141 pp.
ISBN 0117020141 $36.00
Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Feb 2003.
This paper brings together some of
the key international documents relevant to Iraq. It includes all of the
United Nations Security Council resolutions dating from August 1990 up to
UNSCR 1441 of November 2002. In addition there are reports on weapons
inspections, European Union statements and statements by the Foreign
Secretary. Paperback, 98 pp.
ISBN 0101576927 $30.00
Iraqi Weapons of Mass
Intelligence and Assessments.
Intelligence and Security Committee. Sept
This Report does not judge whether the
decision to invade Iraq was correct. Its purpose is to examine whether
the available intelligence, which informed the decision to invade Iraw,
was adequate and properly assessed and whether it was accurately
reflected in Government publications. Key Features: The Committee's
Investigation • The February 2003 Document • The JIC Assessments August
1990 to September 2002 • The 24 September Dossier • The Assessments
October 2002 to March 2003-09-10 • Other Issues. 60 pp.
ISBN 0101597223 $22.00
Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence.
A Culture of Peace Perspectives.
This book is based on an expert group
meeting entitled 'Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture
of Peace', which was organized by UNESCO in Oslo, Norway in 1997, the first
international discussion of the connections between men and masculinity and
peace and war. The group consisted of researchers, activists, policy makers and
administrators and the aim of the meeting was to formulate practical suggestions
for change. Chapters in the book consist of both regional case studies and
social science research on the connections of traditional masculinity and
patriarchy to violence and peace building. The Culture of Peace initiatives in
this book show how violence is ineffective, and the book contests the views in
the socialization of boy-children that aggressiveness, violence and force are an
acceptable means of expression. Paperback, 288 pp.
ISBN 9231037455 $58.00
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Cabinet Office. 2000.
The UK has three intelligence and
security services, collectively known as the Agencies: the Secret Intelligence
Service (SIS or MI6), Security Service (MI5), and the Government Communications
Headquarters (GCHQ). The operations and functions of all three have been put on
a statutory basis. In addition, the Defence Intelligence Staff is an integral
part of the Ministry of Defence. This booklet is a summary of the history and
functions of the Agencies and the Defence Intelligence Staff, and contains
details of the Cabinet Office contribution to the co-ordination of intelligence
effort. Previous booklets were entitled
Central intelligence machinery.
ISBN 0114301719 $25.00
The Navy List 2003.
Corrected to 7th April 2003.
MoD Royal Navy. Sept
The Navy List gives an active enrollment,
and the seniority, of all officers of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, the Queen
Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service, and retired and emergency officers
serving. The list is corrected to include promotions and appointments
promulgated on or before 7th April 2003. Also listed are the ships and units of
the Fleet and Establishment, and the ships of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service.
Paperback, v + 328 pp.
ISBN 0117730084 $46.00
*older editions also available - please
email to inquire
Air Support in the Malayan Emergency 1948-1960.
Previously available only on a limited circulation for official
purposes. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir David Lee. Hardcover, xiv + 234 pp.
+ 12 pp. of plates.
Anthony Osley. 1995.
On cover: Government publicity in
the Second World War - Persuading the people. Paperback, 97 pp.
ISBN 0117018856 $30.00
The Royal Air Force Builds for War.
A History of Design & Construction
in the RAF 1935-1945.
MoD, Air Historical Branch Staff. 1997.
the heroes of the skies were tracing their names on the pages of history, others were busy
with less glamorous war efforts - constructing Nissan huts, airfields and sewage disposal
schemes in Middle Wallop, conducting bomb trials in Orfordness, devising mud hut officers'
messes in Nigeria and carved out caves in Massawa. This is a facsimile edition of a
declassified Royal Air Force publication entitled 'Works'. It is an engineer's history of
the work of the Air Ministry Directorate-General 1935-1945; a technical paper on 10 years
of constructional work, probably of unique magnitude and certainly of unparalleled
diversity and geographical scope. Same title as Ploughshares into Swords: The
Expansion Years of the Infrastructure of the RAF 1935-1945. Hardcover, 768 pp.,
includes 171 photos and 9 disposable diagrams.
ISBN 0117724696 $117.00
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Royal Navy and Royal Marines
Uniform Regulations BR81.
Paperback, 121 leaves of loose leaf, with binder holes.
ISBN 0117721840 $96.00
Great Britain Joint Technical Language Service. 1983.
Hardcover, x + 688 pp.
ISBN 0112300189 $58.00
The Sapper VCs.
The Story of Valour in the Royal Engineers & its
The Victoria Cross has kept its
place as the ultimate symbol of valour in battle. Only 1354 have been awarded
since its inception in 1856. Over 50 of these have gone to the Sappers (Royal
Engineers). It includes 55 Sapper VCs from
those who received their awards by virtue of events such as the Kashmir Gate in 1857 and
Wagon Hill in 1900. Hardcover, 280 pp.
ISBN 0117728357 $70.00
British Documents at the End of Empire series.
Edited by K.M De Silva & S.R.
Ashton, University of London Institute of Commonwealth Studies. 1997.
Part 1: The Second World War and the Soulbury
Part 2: Towards Independence 1945-1948.
Renamed Sri Lanka in 1972, Ceylon was the first of
Britain's crown colonies in Asia and Africa to become independent. Though it was regarded
as a model colony, conflict between the Sinhalese majority and Tamil minority posed a
major obstacle to self-governance. Based on hitherto unpublished material from official
British archives, this two-part volume illustrates the complexities in the political and
constitutional negotiations which culminated in Ceylon's independence in February 1948.
Part I (1939-1945) reveals how Ceylon insisted that its contribution to the war effort be
considered as pledge for dominion status, and Part II records developments up to
independence and the Colonial Office's final agreement. Reviews of previous volumes in the
series: 'Superbly produced and meticulously edited . . . a treasure trove.' Times Literary
Supplement '. . . it can be read like a book - indeed it has the pace and tension of an
historical thriller.' Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics.
Hardcover, Part 1: cvi + 368 pp.; Part 2: xxxvi + 396 pp.
Part 1: ISBN 0112905587 $144.00
Part 2: ISBN 0112905595 $144.00
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Thunder & Lightning: the RAF in the Gulf.
Personal Experiences of War.
Charles Allen. 1991.
This is the story of the 'thousand hour war' as
it was fought by the RAF and as viewed by the young men and women sent out to the Gulf
initially to reinforce the air blockade against Iraq but who went on to play key roles in
both the air and land wars that followed. Charles Allen, author of such oral-history
bestsellers as Plain Tales from the RAJ, Tales from the South China Seas, and
Wars of Peace, has woven together the personal experiences of more than 140 British airmen
and airwomen to tell the inside story of what the RAF termed Operation Granby and the rest
of the world knew as Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Accompanying the text are
more than 150 hitherto unpublished color and black and white photographs from private and
squadron collections. This is not an
official history, but is essentially about people and the extraordinary things that happen
to them, and the extraordinary things that they do under pressure. Paperback, xii
+ 165 pp.
ISBN 011701625X $17.00
To Japan and
Thai Women Recount Their Experiences.
Therese Cauette & Yuriko Saito. 1999.
on interviews with former Thai illegal "sex workers" migrants.
Paperback, 93 pp.
ISBN 9290680938 $29.00
The United Nations Disarmament Yearbook.
United Nations Department for Disarmament Affairs. 2000.
This publication is a convenient
reference source that focuses on the activities of the United Nations in the
field of disarmament during 1999. The appendices include the full text of UN
disarmament resolutions and decisions, and the voting patterns of resolutions
and decisions on disarmament adopted by the General Assembly in 1999. Paperback,
xii + 419 pp.
ISBN 9211422361 $84.00
War with Japan.
For the first time the British Naval Staff History on the war with Japan has
been made freely available. It provides the full official version of World War 2
events in the Pacific, previously seen only by restricted naval personnel. All
volumes are hardcover.
• Vol. 1 & 2: Background to the
War [and] Defensive Phase. Vii, 154 pp.;
, ix, , 287 pp. + 1 folder with 21 maps. ISBN 0117728187 $108.00
• Vol. 3: The Campaigns in the Solomons and New Guinea.
Ix, 297 pp. + 1 folder of 30 maps.
ISBN 0117728195 $100.00
• Vol. 4 & 5: The South-East Asia Operations &
Central Pacific Advance & the Blockade of Japan. X, 294 pp.;
xii, 178 pp. + 1 folder of 40 maps.
ISBN 0117728209 $116.00
• Vol. 6: The Advance to Japan.
X, 341 pp. + 1 folder with 25 maps & 2 figs.
ISBN 0117728217 $99.00
Watching the Skies.
A History of Ground Radar for the Air Defence of the United
Kingdom by the Royal Air Force from 1946 to 1975.
Great Britain Ministry of Defence (Air Historical Branch). 1993.
Paperback, includes 2 folded
pages. xii, 328, 13, p.
ISBN 0117727237 $60.00
When Peace Broke
Central Office of Information. 1994.
Preface by Sir John Mills. Paperback, 160 pp.
ISBN 0117018600 $20.00
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