British & Irish History: Second World War
BIC code: HBCW2
See also: History & Archaeology
- Add to BasketScapa: Britain's Famous Wartime Naval Base
- Paperback - Birlinn
Through two world wars, Scapa Flow was the main anchorage of the British Home Fleet. This text tells the story of Scapa through photographs that have been culled from collections in the Imperial War Museum and many other sources.
- Add to BasketSo Few Got Through
- Paperback - Pen & Sword Military
'So Few Got Through' describes the appalling casualties and bravery of the Gordon Highlanders as they hit the beaches on D-Day during the Allied invasion of Europe.
- Add to BasketScotland On The Frontline: A Photographic History Of Scottish Forces, 1939-45
- Paperback - Spellmount
'Scotland at War' provides an outline of Scotland's war effort, drawing on extensive photographic evidence from commercial, state and personal collections, and looks beyond the experience of individual regiments to provide a wider picture of the experience of the Scottish solider, sailor and airman.
- Add to BasketScottish Lion On Patrol
- Hardback - Pen & Sword Military
'Scottish Lion on Patrol' is a record of the 15th Scottish Reconnaissance Regiment's formation, training ands service in the campaign that took them from Normandy to the Baltic. They played a key role in the liberation of Europe and the Regiment was unique in that it was in the forefront of the crossings of the Rivers Seine, Rhine & Elbe.
- Add to BasketSoor Plooms And Sair Knees: Growing Up In Scotland After The War
- Paperback - Birlinn
This title is an affectionate and nostalgic personal homage to more innocent times, when children could play in the streets after dark and the Internet was undreamt of.
- Add to BasketScotland's Land Girls: Breeches, Bombers And Backaches
- Paperback - NMS
The reminiscences in this book give a flavour of life in the Women's Land Army in Scotland's countryside during World War II and provide a detailed description of farming practice in Scotland in the 1940s.
- Add to BasketScapa Flow: The Defences Of Britain's Great Fleet Anchorage, 1914-45
- Paperback - Osprey
This text recounts the war history of Scapa Flow, a strategically important natural harbour in the Orkney Islands, which served as Britain's main fleet anchorage during World Wars I and II.
- Add to BasketSchool Of The Sea: 1937-1946
- Hardback - Whittles
Based on his daily diary entries, 'School of the Sea' provides a vivid and accurate picture of the author's development as a merchant mariner, followed by his two years spent on a passenger ship to India before outbreak of the Second World War.
- Hardback - Birlinn
This is the remarkable story of one of the Second World War's most unusual animal heroes - a 14-stone St Bernard dog who became global mascot for the Royal Norwegian Forces and a symbol of freedom and inspiration for Allied troops throughout Europe.
- Hardback - Spellmount
Memories of the men and women who served at or around the Royal Navy's famous anchorage in the Orkney Islands in both World Wars.