The Lan­caster

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by Gor­don AA Wil­son (Am­ber­ley, 288 pages, £30) The speed, agility and bom­b­car­ry­ing ca­pac­ity of the Avro Lan­caster made it a dev­as­tat­ing weapon in the RAF’s arse­nal against Nazi Ger­many in the Se­cond World War. Here, Wil­son looks in de­tail at the plane’s his­tory and its seven-man crews, as well as de­vot­ing chap­ters to sur­viv­ing ex­am­ples of the air­craft. Lav­ishly il­lus­trated with more than 300 pho­to­graphs, this is a fit­ting trib­ute to a hugely suc­cess­ful fighter plane.

(Am­ber­ley, 128 pages, £19.99) Camp­bell McCutcheon shines a light on some of­ten-over­looked sto­ries here. Es­sen­tially a col­lec­tion of cap­tioned pho­tos, he delves into the vi­tal role that hos­pi­tal ships and troop­ships played in the First World War. McCutcheon doesn’t par­tic­u­larly drill down into the de­tail, but this may be use­ful for those seek­ing out pho­tos of work­ing ves­sels that may have slipped un­der the radar.

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