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  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Jul 2013
    £7.99

    They may have been angels of mercy. But they were also angels with attitude – real women, with real guts. This is the little-known story of the gritty and free-spirited women who, in 1914, put aside their fight for the vote to set up a hospital in...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jul 2011
    £8.99

    Arras, 1917 is a biography of the author’s uncle, Ernest Reid, who died in 1917, an officer in the Black Watch, of wounds sustained in the Battle of Arras. Born and raised in Paisley, educated at Paisley Grammar School, then Glasgow...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2018
    £30.00

    Very little is known about the battle of Carham, fought between the Scots and Northumbrians in 1018. The leaders were probably Máel Coluim II, king of Scotland, and Uhtred of Bamburgh, earl or ealdorman in Northumbria. The outcome of the battle was...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £30.00

    During the century and a half of their power the Black Douglases earned fame as Scotland’s champions in the front line of war against England. On their shields they bore the bloody heart of Robert Bruce, the symbol of their claim to be the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Mar 2023
    £16.99

    People are drawn to the harbours and boats of Scotland whether they have a seafaring background or not. Why do boats take on different shapes as you follow the complex shorelines of islands and mainland? And why do the sails they carry appear to be...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Aug 2011
    £7.99

    In 1940, after Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, it could be seen that immediate and ignominious defeat by Nazi Germany had been averted. But victory seemed improbable. Relations with those whom Churchill had to work with against the Nazi threat...

  • Paperback | Pub: 21 Mar 2024
    £10.99

    WINNER OF THE SALTIRE SOCIETY HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR Next morning at about 6 o’clock my mother wakened us to say there had been a shipwreck and bodies were being washed ashore. My father had gone with others to look for survivors … I...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Sep 2011
    £8.99

    At the end of the First World War Britain and to a much lesser extent France created the modern Middle East. The possessions of the former Ottoman Empire were carved up with scant regard for the wishes of those who lived there. Frontiers were...

  • E-Book | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £20.00

    Between the end of the Second World War and the collapse of Communism confrontation with the Soviet Union was an everyday reality. As part of Nato’s response, Scotland played a key role in the alliance’s forward maritime defence strategy, aimed...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £14.99

    During the Second World War the Royal Navy’s vitally important Anti-submarine Experimental Establishment was secretly moved from Portland in Dorset to the Ayrshire village of Fairlie, to escape German bombing on the south coast. For the next six...

  • E-Book | Pub: 26 Oct 2017
    £9.99

    On 21 March 1918 Germany initiated one of the most ferocious and offensives of the First World War. During the so-called Kaiserschlacht, German troops advanced on allied positions in a series of ferocious attacks which caused massive casualties,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
    £8.99

    In the early hours of Thursday, July 10, 1919 hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers rushed out onto the streets and rooftops and gaped up into the sky as a great silver ship, hundreds of feet long, rolled slowly across the city. Restaurants, hotels,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Apr 2016
    £9.99

    At Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919, there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German High Seas Fleet, one of the most formidable ever built was deliberately sent to the bottom of the sea at the British Grand Fleet’s principal anchorage...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Sep 2022
    £12.99

    On 14 October 1939, HMS Royal Oak, one of the British navy’s top battleships, was destroyed at the Royal Navy’s main anchorage at Scapa Flow, Orkney. The audacious attack, by a German U-boat, was the first major blow against Britain of the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 25 Jan 2001
    £30.00

    This book analyses the origins, development and impact of British Army recruiting in the Scottish Highlands in the period from 1739 to 1815. It examines the interaction of government, landlords and tenantry. Recruiting is analysed within the context...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Sep 2023
    £30.00

    Surprisingly, the remarkable story of the Scottish role in the discovery of the Northwest Passage – a long desired trade route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific – has not received a great deal of attention. This book charts the extensive...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Nov 2018
    £10.99

    The life of Robert Bruce is one of the greatest comeback stories in history. Heir and magnate, shrewd politician, briefly ‘king of summer’ and then a desperate fugitive who nevertheless returned from exile to recover the kingdom he...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2001
    £14.99

    Scapa Flow was one of the world’s great naval bases and the scene of many of the major events of twentieth-century naval history. During both World Wars, the Royal Navy made Scapa the home for its capital ships, and thousands of servicemen and...