The History and Fleet of Thos. Wilson, Sons & Co and Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd
Operating out of Hull from the 1840s, the Wilson Line capitalized on the new steam technology to expand substantially in the 19th century and the name endured (as Ellerman's Wilson from 1916) until the 1970s. Slightly off-mint.
144 Scale Line Drawings of Ships of the Cunard Fleet
This selection of meticulous scale drawings of ships in profile, from the collection of maritime historian John Isherwood, forms a representative history of Cunard vessels from 1840 to the 1980s, including liners such as the Mauretania and Queen Elizabeth.
BEF Ships before, at and after Dunkirk
The task of landing the British Expeditionary Force in France was achieved over a period of ten months and involved over 2,000 vessels. To retrieve the men from Dunkirk an unprecedented assortment of naval and private craft was assembled. This detailed analysis of the operations includes lists of all ships known to have taken part, including civilian motor launches, fishing boats and yachts.
Honour to the Airborne
Part One: 1939–48
The British Airborne forces were created during the Second World War and took part in crucial campaigns in Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East between 1939 and 1948. This definitive record of the honours achieved by its personnel during that period is an updated edition of the reference work, now including the battalion of each recipient, brief narratives of the events rewarded and an index of recipients.