Profile: Tony Crompton

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In August 1939, on the eve of the Nazi invasion of their Homeland, the Poles took the painful decision to send three of the most powerful warships in their nascent Navy westward to fight alongside the Royal Navy. From this small nucleus, a potent naval fo....
ISBN: 9781786103659
Published: 30 November 2015
Much of what has been written about World War 1 covers the citizen soldiers and their experiences in the trenches. The "Lost Brigade" is concerned with the opening stage of the war when Britain's small professional army, trained for small-scale imperial b....
ISBN: 9781839457326
Published: 4 February 2021
Undeserving Poor records how our 19th Century forebears dealt with those of their fellow countrymen who found themselves - for the most part, through no fault of their own - in dire poverty. For almost a century, a draconian Victorian Poor Law condemned m....
ISBN: 9781785103339
Published: 25 November 2014
Book 1 describes the military’s lukewarm attitude towards the use of aircraft at the start of the twentieth century, the progress made in the First World War but lost in the years of post-war austerity and the impact of the great depression. This was foll....
ISBN: 9781785106712
Published: 8 April 2015
The previous book, Wings for the Lion, Book 1, The Folly, chronicled how provision of effective weapons into the hands of British combatants often occurred in spite of institutional thinking and, instead, through the determination of individuals who chall....
ISBN: 9781785109713
Published: 21 July 2015