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A Souvenir of Exeter – 1900s

A Souvenir of Exeter - 1900s
A Souvenir of Exeter - 1900s
Great old illustrated souvenir booklet on Exeter at the turn of the Century - no cars and buildings preserved for centuries. A long lost era captured by the camera. Wonderful period publication - turn of the century 1900s - pre automobile - early full page photographs of Exeter England - and very rare. Twentyfive full page land and streetscape shots, plus period advertising. Full title - Exeter illustrated - Photographic views of the cathedral, Public Buildings, Colleges and Places of Interest in the City. Download now in PDF eBook format (3.5MB)
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Gegen England in NordAfrika!” Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 10 – Fighting England in North Africa! (1941)

Gegen England in NordAfrika!”  Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 10 - Fighting England in North Africa! (1941)
Gegen England in NordAfrika!” Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 10 - Fighting England in North Africa! (1941)
Gegen England in NordAfrika!” Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 10 - Fighting England in North Africa! (1941) 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the Battle for North Africa from a German perspective. (14MB download)
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Pictures in Colour of the Isle of Wight

Pictures in Colour of the Isle of Wight
Pictures in Colour of the Isle of Wight
CONTAINING FIFTY BEAUTIFULLY COLOURED PICTURES OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT - with descriptive notes -Printed London Jarrold and Sons c. 1910. 50 lovely hand coloured photographs by the author with descriptive text. Download in PDF eBook format now (12MB).
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The King’s Empire – Volume 1 (1906)

The King's Empire Volume 1 - 1906
The King's Empire Volume 1 - 1906
Massive Publication - large full size plates and coloured illustrations. Full descriptions of all photos. Volume 1 - 368pp - 170mb download. Contents - How the King and his subjects Travel, Workers in the Empire, How the King's subjects Worship, Sport in the King's Empire, the Government of the King's Empire, On His Majesty's Service: The Army, On His Majesty's Service: The Navy, the Homes of the King's subjects and The Pastimes of the King's Empire.
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The King’s Empire – Volume 2 (1906)

The King's Empire Volume 2 - 1906
The King's Empire Volume 2 - 1906
Massive Publication - large full size plates and coloured illustrations. Full descriptions of all photos. Volume 2 - 361pp - 177mb download. Contents - The Education of the King's Empire, The Trade of the Empire, The Homes of the King's Subjects, Famous Places of Worship in the King's Empire, Places of Interest in the King's Empire, How the King's Writ runs and how the King's peace is kept, The Capitals and the Chief Cities of the King's Empire, The Markets of the King's Empire, His Majesty's Mails and telegaraphs and Customs and Ceremonies of the King's Empire. Wonderful collection of historical photos from around the world.
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Yorkshire Coast and Moorland Scenes

Yorkshire Coast and Moorland Scenes
Yorkshire Coast and Moorland Scenes
Painted and described by GORDON HOME - London London: Adam & Charles Black - Second Edition 1907. 31 lovely colour paintings by the author with descriptive text. "It may seem almost superfluous to explain that this book does not deal with the whole of Yorkshire, for it would obviously be impossible to get even a passing glimpse of such a great tract of country in a book of this nature. But I have endeavoured to give my own impressions of much of the beautiful coast-line, and also some idea of the character of the moors and dales of the north-east portion of the county." Download in PDF eBook format now (
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Yorkshire Painted And Described

Yorkshire Painted And Described
Yorkshire Painted And Described
Yorkshire Painted And Described Painted and described by GORDON HOME - London London: Adam & Charles Black - 1904. 148pp, 31 lovely colour paintings by the author with descriptive text. Download now in PDF eBook format (4.5MB)
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“Bombs over England.” Luftwaffe attacks on England.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 8 – Bomben auf England (1940)

“Bombs over England.” Luftwaffe attacks on England.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 8 - Bomben auf England (1940)
“Bombs over England.” Luftwaffe attacks on England.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 8 - Bomben auf England (1940)
“Bombs over England.” Luftwaffe attacks on England.. Kleine Kriegshefte Nr. 8 - Bomben auf England (1940) 36 pages - illustrated with pictures of the Battle of Britain from a German perspective. (3.7MB download)
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Fighters Battle over London by Benno Wundshammer

The “sharks” are over London again. Protected by their fighters, German bombing planes can carry out their attacks unhindered. 7000 meters are between the German airplanes and the burning capital of a dying empire, 7000 meters obscured by rising flames and choking smoke. Still, the path of the Thames is clear through the haze.

A fresh wind from the west blows the smoke to the side for a moment, and the German He-111’s fly through, their bomb bays releasing their payloads. As is so often the case, the enemy flak is wild and ineffective. As the German bombers begin their attack, enemy aircraft arrive. The sharks turn to meet then and the air battle begins. But Lieutenant B, wingman to the commander, can tell the story better:

“While the bombers were doing their splendid work, we suddenly noticed a big group of single-engine planes several hundred meters above us. The formation was on the same course as we were and had the same coloring as our Me-109 fighters. Under the lighting conditions— we were above the cloud layers—the whole formation looked like a formation of German fighters, and I thought wow, we sure are protected today! We thus held course, and watched our bombers hit their targets. Suddenly I saw a shadow above the cockpit, and heard a clattering in the rear of my aircraft and then saw beneath me enemy fighters. Spitfires and Hurricanes!

 

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