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British Airways: An Illustrated History

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by Jarvis, Paul
There can be few world-class companies that boast the heritage and traditions inherent in the British Airways brand. Indeed, the company that became British Airways operated the world's first commercial scheduled airline service in 1919. From the early days of aviation through to more recent times, British Airways has stood for high standards of quality and professionalism. Curator of the British Airways He...
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Glasgow in 50 Buildings

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by Meighan, Michael
From its status as the Second City of the Empire to its current role as a vibrant and cosmopolitan centre of new industry and education, Glasgow has a proud history and, through the years, has invested in much loved buildings that have shaped its growth and contributed to its cultural identity. 'Glasgow in 50 Buildings' explores the history of this rich and vibrant community by presenting a selection of it...
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London Gig Venues

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by Allen, Carl
The UK has produced some of the most original, exciting and influential bands in the world and most of these bands have cut their teeth in the network of music venues that criss-cross the capital. Some of these venues have achieved a mythical status whilst others have fallen by the wayside Imagine walking past some grubby old snooker hall unaware that Pink Floyd had played it in the 1960s. To those that ca...
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Railway Hotels

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by Patterson, Michael
This book celebrates the British railway station hotel. It focuses on those hotels built or acquired by the railway companies themselves rather than on the many railway or station hotels built by local entrepreneurs as speculative ventures up and down the country. It traces the success and failure of some of the early railway hotels but at its heart are those, such as Glasgow's Central Hotel, the Midland Gr...
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City of London: The Archives of Judges of Hastings Ltd

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by Grynberg, Warren
The City of London is where London began 2,000 years ago when the Romans invaded. Today it is one of the most important financial centres in the world. With much destruction during the bombing of the Second World War, the city has reinvented itself into a high-tech business city, and through these photographic postcards you can see how 'The Square Mile' was over the past 100 years. Fred Judge, an early twen...
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Through Spain with Wellington: The Letters of Lieutenant Peter Le Mesurier of the 'Fighting Ninth'

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by Greenwood, Adrian
The letters of Peter Le Mesurier (1789-1813) cover his service in the 9th Foot, from leaving for Portugal as an ensign in 1808 at the very start of the Peninsular War, up until Le Mesurier's death at the Battle of the Nive in December 1813. The 'Fighting Ninth' saw more action than any other regiment, and this correspondence covers most of the key events of the Peninsular War; finally, grimly, 'book-ended' ...
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Land Rover: Series I, II, III & Defender

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by Christopher, John
Designed as a utilitarian vehicle for farmers, the Land Rover has become an automotive legend - the best 4x4 x far. Infinitely flexible, they have appeared in short, medium and long wheelbase variants, with a host of body styles and conversions for everything from sixwheeled fire engines to motor homes. It is more than sixty years since the prototype was built in 1948 and the Land Rover of today still res...
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How to Fly a Plane: The First World War Manual

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by Barber, Captain Horatio
The training aid for many a pilot from one of the leading instructors of the First World War. There are 160 pages with many illustrations of leading aircraft of the period. Chock full of handy tips for the budding aviator. Nothing could ready you for the world of combat, where pilots' lives were measured in hours rather than years but Captain Barber of the Royal Flying Corps could prepare you for your first...
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The Tower of London: The Biography

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by Porter, Stephen
The Tower of London is an icon of England's history. William the Conqueror built the White Tower after his invasion and conquest in 1066 to dominate London, and it has become infamous as a place of torture, execution and murder. The deaths of royals attracted most attention: the murder of the Princes in the Tower, the beheading of Henry VIII's wives Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Grey, Hen...
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How to Fly a Battle of Britain Fighter: Spitfire, Messerschmitt, Hurricane

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by McCutcheon, Campbell
Find out how a pilot was instructed in flying a Battle of Britain fighter, using the original Pilot's Notes for the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane, as well as Air Ministry flying notes on captured Messerschmitt Bf 109s. See how each compares, view their cockpits and learn how they fly. All three aircraft handled superbly, and the Pilot's Notes help give an idea of what it was like to fl y in a re...
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Hadrian's Wall - History and Guide

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by De La Bedoyere Guy
Stretching 73 miles from coast to coast and reaching a height of about 13 feet, Hadrian's Wall should have been counted as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Today, a World Heritage site, it stands as the most imposing monument north of the Alps and attracts millions of visitors a year. Yet, despite all the excavation and research that has been carried out, this is the first detailed guide to be...
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Ealing a Concise History

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by Oates, Jonathan
Ealing, once known as the 'Queen of the Suburbs', has had a long and varied history. Once a country town in Middlesex, the area became part of the City of London in 1965 and celebrates its fiftieth anniversary as a London borough in 2015. This is the first book to chart the history of Ealing from earliest times to the dawn of the twenty-first century. It draws on many sources, including contemporary diarie...
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The British Cruise Ship: An Illustrated History 1945-2014

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by Collard, Ian
When Arthur Anderson invited William Makepeace Thackeray to take a cruise in 1844, and to write about it, British shipping lines offered passage on their vessels for no other reason than leisure. By the 1880s, passenger ships designed solely for cruising were being built, and the cruise ships kept many a shipping line afloat during the Depression years, whether by offering booze cruises to nowhere for alcoh...
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London's Docklands Through Time

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by Foley, Michael
London's Docklands have a rich and varied history. Dating from the Middle Ages they developed into one of the biggest docks in the world. The riches of Britain's Empire found its way into the country through the River Thames and into London. Unfortunately, the people who worked and lived in London's dockland rarely shared in the riches arriving from around the world. The area around the docks was one of the...
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Secrets of Central London's Squares

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by Brandon, David
Explore the secret, the quirky and curious history of London's well-known squares. Authors David Brandon and Alan Brooke have made some strange discoveries in these famous places, from the personal dedications on the benches in Berkeley Square to the Grade II listed Cabman's Shelter at Russell Square. There are details on the hidden history of the squares, weird and wonderful incidents and little-known fact...
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Sydenham and Forest Hill Through Time

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by Grindlay, Steve
For centuries, Sydenham was a small hamlet on the edge of a large tract of common land, known as Sydenham Common, in the parish of St Mary's, Lewisham. London was more than an hour's travel away. Over little more than half a century, three events radically altered Sydenham, turning it from a rural hamlet into a populous, even fashionable, suburb of London: the enclosure of Sydenham Common, the coming of the...
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Richard III: The Road to Leicester

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by Licence, Amy
Following the dramatic announcement that Richard III's body had been discovered, past controversies have been matched by fresh disputes. Why is Richard III England's most controversial king? The question of his reburial has provoked national debate and protest, taking levels of interest in the medieval king to an unprecedented level. While Richard's life remains able to polarise opinion, the truth probably ...
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Brunel in London

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by Christopher, John
Brunel and London. It might not seem an obvious association, but John Christopher puts the case that it was London, not Bristol, that was the most important centre of Brunel's activities. It was here that he lived, worked and died. The city is dotted with examples of his works, some obvious and some less so, from the subaquatic Thames Tunnel between Wapping to Rotherhithe where he cut his engineering teeth ...
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London Underground at War

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by Cooper, Nick
Alexander Korda's 1936 film The Shape of Things to Come predicted the nightmare of aerial bombing against London. Even as the storm clouds gathered, the government was woefully slow in protecting its civilian population. Some problems, such as the risk of a catastrophic flooding of the Underground network, were anticipated. But the enduring image of the Blitz is the spontaneous and community driven adoption...
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Electrifying the Underground: The Technology That Created London's Tube

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by Gleaves, Graeme
It was a public transport revolution. London had led the world in the development of a subterranean railway system. The first sub-surface lines, constructed by the cut-and-cover method, were operated with steam locomotives. In theory the tunnels and stations were ventilated into the outside air, but in practice they became dingy, miserable, smoke-filled spaces. As one early traveller recorded in his journal...
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