Welcome to our online shop. We offer and extensive range of books and DVDs about the famous ‘Bomber County’ and the units that operated in and around Metheringham.
To order, simply click on on the ‘Add to Cart’ buttons next each piece you’d like to order. We have to charge P&P of £2.50 for the smaller ones but the hardback Bomber Commander has to go parcel post and will cost £3.00. If you fancy the little Silent Footsteps ghost stories we can slip it in with another book without an increase in the P&P. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
In The Middle of Nowhere
The History of RAF Metheringham. Out of print for a number of years but always popular, we are pleased to have this book back in stock.
Paperback: 143 pages
Published by Richard Bailey
The Spitfire Story
Probably the most famous fighter aircraft of all time, the Supermarine Spitfire reigned supreme and unsurpassed from the biplane era to the dawn of the jet age, a period that included the Second World War. Here is the incredible story of this legendary aircraft, from its genesis in the 1930s to its continued presence at airshows and museums today.
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: The History Press (23 Feb. 2006)
The Lancaster Story
This pocket-sized hardback tells the complete story of the Lancaster, one of the most famous bombers of all time.
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: The History Press (1 May 2008)
Aircraft made in Lincoln
Paperback: 78 pages
Publisher: Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology (15 July 2000)
The Easy Trip
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Perth & Kinross Libraries; 1st Edition edition (15 Jun. 2001)
Escape to Freedom
The Author was shot down in his Wellington bomber on his third operational mission. Captured shortly after he was interrogated in Dulag Luft before being sent to Stalag Luft 1 on the Baltic where he stayed from April to September 1944. As the noose tightened on Germany, Tony and his fellow kriegies were kept on the move. He describes the increasingly harsh conditions they all endured, including the infamous Long March of the winter of 1945. He twice escaped, the second time successfully reaching the Allied Second Army.
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military (6 Mar. 2009)
Per Astro Ad Asebestos
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Ashridge Press; 1st edition edition (1989)
To Hell and Back
Classic stories of gallantry in World War II are featured in this edition of Mel Rolfe’s title containing 20 dramatic but true stories of Bomber Command adventures. Some of them defy belief – like the RAF bomb aimer who was blown out of his Liberator over Warsaw at 400 feet without a parachute and made a poignant return in 1989 to witness the unveiling of a memorial on the crash site. Others defy logic – like two men of the same crew who survived a terrible crash, neither aware of the others’ existence but both saved by the tolling of the same church bell. Journalist Mel Rolf has conducted his interviews and prepared the stories in such a way as to take the reader into the events as they happened.
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Grub Street; New edition edition (30 April 2003)
Lancaster pilot Victor Wood’s aircraft arrived too early over Gelsenkirchen when the target was shrouded in darkness and the Main Force miles behind. His bomber was suddenly struck with terrifying force by flak and turned upside-down. An engine was on fire, the unconscious mid-upper gunner, slumped over his turret, was being sprayed with petrol and their bombload had been struck by shrapnel. Could Vic get his crew back to base safely? Find out in Mel Rolfe’s expertly researched and narrated book, which records nineteen similarly exceptional stories as night after night young men went off on sorties, knowing the unpalatable truth that they might not see another dawn.
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Grub Street (15 April 2007)
Hell on Earth
On a dark desperate night in June 1943 a stricken Halifax bomber limped low over Holland and crashed in a small meadow of cows. The aircraft was wrecked, but its crew, amazingly, stepped out alive and completely unhurt – just one of the twenty new and true stories of bravery, survival and luck, good and bad, contained in this book.
Publisher: GRUB STREET (1 Sept. 2006)
Another Dawn Another Dusk
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Laundry Cottage Books (1 Sept. 2009)
Strike Hard, Strike Sure
Many thousand of words have been written about the conception of the bomber offensive in World War II; the strategy, tactics, choice of target systems, method of attack, the evaluation of bombing results and the implication for the national war effort. Surprisingly, little has been written of the men who flew these bombers. Here is the story of some of those men and the stirring action in which they took part. This edition has a new Introduction by the author. All these stories are eloquent of devotion and endurance …all are moving. They are told graphically, without sensationalism
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd; New edition edition (1 July 2003)
617 Dambuster Squadron at War
No. 617 Squadron RAF Bomber Command is world-famous for its daring raids on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe Dams, the Dortmund-Ems Canal and the attacks on the German ship Tirpitz. This book contains rarely seen photographs of the squadron s aircraft, crews and other behind-the-scenes operations. Each image is accompanied by a lengthy caption that convey the location and history surrounding the subject in question.
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Aviation (21 May 2009)
A Lancaster Pilot’s Impression on Germany
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Compaid Graphics (Jun. 1999)
Heroes of Bomber Command, Lincolnshire
A tribute to the pilots and crews who flew from Lincolnshire during the last war, and whose actions displayed some of the finest examples of courage, professionalism and devotion to duty.
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Countryside Books; First Edition edition (3 Nov. 2005)
This is the autobiography of Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas CBE, DSO, DFC, who was one of the most distinguished fighter pilots of World War II. He writes of his wartime experiences, and particularly of his period as Squadron Leader and Wing Commander and his involvement in the Battle of Britain.
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military (21 April 2011)
Fire by Night
When she was very young, the author was captivated by the story her father, Joe Mack, repeatedly told her about his astonishing rescue from a crashed and burning Lancaster one night in 1943. As an adult she decided to find out what happened to his aircraft and the countless others returning from operations that same dreadful night. In this title, she writes from the heart, honestly and at times lyrically and her thorough research uncovers the harsh realities of warfare, the failure of procedures and, worst of all, her father’s shocking secret.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Grub Street (19 May 2011)
Tracing your Second World War Ancestors
This is a comprehensive guide for those researching their ancestors in all three armed services – the Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Air Force.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Countryside Books (27 Mar. 2006)
Lancaster Bail Out
Clive Smith’s Mother’s Cousin was killed in a Lancaster during WW2 and a lifelong fascination with the events of that fateful night led Clive to investigate the story of the only surviving airman from the incident, Fred Smooker. Told with great attention to detail with photos and documents it is a fascinating part of our history.
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Tucann Books; 1st edition (11 Nov. 2013)
A Shaky Do! The Skoda Works Raid 16/17th April 1943
Peter Cunliffe’s expanded and well produced 2nd edition of his popular book tells of the most punishing raid of the War up to that date and the cost suffered by Bomber Command for trying to limit civilian casualties in Czechoslovakia.
Publisher: Accycunliffes Publications (16 Dec. 2011)
A condensed yet comprehensive look at the development and operations of RAF Bomber Command
Into the Wind
Film maker Steve Hatton’s wonderful collection of interviews with veterans, many of whom are, sadly, no longer with us.