The untold story of Joannes Wyllie, one of the most successful blockade runners of the American Civil War. Features his life of adventure and action; he was once declared dead, survived shipwrecks and shark attack, and successfully commanded ships across the globe
British technological ambition in the 1950s and 1960s - the Golden Age of British Aviation. Cold War fears and Cold War politics - Cuban missiles, Gary Powers and Jack Profumo. What were the TSR2 and Chevaline? Why was one cancelled and the other developed?
O'Keeffe reveals the unexpected consequences of the rising - mapping the Scottish Highlands to aid military subjugation would eventually lead to the foundation of the Ordnance Survey - and traces the later careers of the battle's protagonists: the Duke of Cumberland's transformation from idolised national hero to discredited 'butcher';
A stunning and forensic look at the wrecks of two of the most famous British capital ships lost during WWII Provides details of the construction and sea career of each ship Beautiful illustrations of the wrecks lying on the seabed
Sinking the battleship HMS Royal Oak in the Royal Navy's home anchorage, with the loss of more than 800 of her crew, was Germany's first shattering blow against Britain in the 1939-45 war. Within six weeks the long-standing German dream of breaching the defences of Scapa Flow had been achieved.
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