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Majuba 1881

Pub Date : 2005-01-01 | Author : Ian Castle | Publisher : Praeger Publishers

ISBN 10 : 0275986411
ISBN 13 : 9780275986414

Britain entered the First Boer War against the Afrikaaner settlers in the Orange Free State and the Transvaal with complete confidence; yet within a matter of weeks the Boers had i..

Zeppelin Onslaught

Pub Date : 2018-05-30 | Author : Ian Castle | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 9781848324350
ISBN 13 : 1848324359

At the outbreak of the First World War, the United Kingdom had no aerial defense capability worthy of the name. Britain had just thirty guns to defend the entire country, with all ..

Rorke S Drift

Pub Date : 1990-12-31 | Author : Ian Knight | Publisher : Pen and Sword

ISBN 10 : 9780850526554
ISBN 13 : 0850526558

The heroic defence of the mission station at Rorke's Drift became the epic action of the Anglo-Zulu War. A small garrison defended this valuable border-post for ten hours and in th..

The First Blitz

Pub Date : 2015-10-20 | Author : Ian Castle | Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781472815316
ISBN 13 : 1472815319

This book tells the story of Germany's strategic air offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized. The first Zeppelin attack on London came in May 1915 – and with..

Nairn S London

Pub Date : 2015-04-02 | Author : Ian Nairn | Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780141396163
ISBN 13 : 0141396164

TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR and OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 'This book is a record of what has moved me between Uxbridge and Dagenham. My hope is that it moves you, too.' Nairn..

The London Train

Pub Date : 2011-05-24 | Author : Tessa Hadley | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 0062060902
ISBN 13 : 9780062060907

"Hadleyis a lovely, subtly teasing writer." —New York Times Book Review Long-listed forthe Orange Prize Twolives, stretched between two cities, converge in a chance meeting withi..