Witness To The Last Years of the Raj

Ronald (Ronnie) Perkin recalls his memories of the closing years of the British Empire and to the events leading up to it as far as he personally was concerned. After passing out from Sandhurst he joined the Indian Army and fought in many campaigns including the Eritrean, the Western Desert, the Tunisian and Italian campaigns…


Genre: Autobiography, Indian history, Librario, Military History, Non-fiction
Subjects: Indian Army, Malay Regiment, Punjab, Punjab Boundary Force, Rhodesia

Wing Over Three Continents: Diary of an Air Observer, 1939-1945

In 1939 and 1940 thousands of young men decided that they would have to take up arms for their country in the war against Germany. Charles Collins was just one of them, and this is the story of his war, told in his own words through his diary, his journal and his letters home to…


Genre: Aviation, Librario, Military History, Non-fiction
Subjects: Chindits, North Africa, RAF, Sicily, World War II

The Strathspey Mutineers: A History of the First Highland Fencible Regiment, 1793-99

“The worthless infamous Macdonell of Capt. Grant’s company, an old man upwards of fifty & the worst looking without exception, in the Regt. has married two women; has deeply diseased both so much so that, that one is in danger of her life; The whole officers join me in requesting that in addition to any…


Genre: Librario, Military History, Non-fiction, Scottish history
Subjects: Strathspey Fencibles

The Spirit of the Troops Is Excellent: The 6th (Morayshire) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, in the Great War, 1914-1919

The declaration of war against Germany on 4 August 1914 saw the Territorials of the 6th (Morayshire) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders, mobilised for the first time in their history. After crossing to France in May 1915 the battalion fought with great distinction as part of the famous 51st (Highland) Division in the major battles of 1916,…


Genre: Librario, Military History, Non-fiction, Scottish history
Subjects: Elgin, Moray, Western Front Association, World War I

Tales From A Crowded Life

FROM THE AUTHOR OF The Shamla Radiers Born in India in1919, Bruce Kinloch comes from a long line of soldiers and hunter-naturalists; his grandfather, Major- General AAA Kinloch CB wrote an acclaimed book on big game hunting, while his maternal grandfather Gen GN Channer VC CB was awarded the Victoria Cross while serving with the…


Genre: Autobiography, Librario, Military History, Non-fiction
Subjects: 3rd Gurkha Rifles, Battle of Sittang Bridge, Burma, Chindit Battalion, Military Cross, North West Frontier, Sandhurt

Once A Malim Sahib: The Memoirs of a Deck Officer

Ian Milner writes about his early life in the war time Merchant Service and salvage operations after the hostilities had ended. Descended from a Charge of the Light Brigade survivor and a family of Yorkshire wagon builders, Ian Milner left his Warwickshire grammar school at seventeen to respond to the call of the sea. He…


Genre: Autobiography, Librario, Military History, Naval, Non-fiction
Subjects: Board of Trade, British India Steam Navigation Company

Almost A Hero

Almost A Hero is the personal account of an ordinary private in the Royal Marines, detailing his experiences from the abortive attempt to halt the German invasion in Crete in 1941, to his subsequent four year incarceration in a German prisoner of war camp. Alex Clark spent most of his war not having the faintest…


Genre: History, Librario, Military History, Non-fiction
Subjects: 1941, Crete, Duke of Edinburgh, POW, Royal Marines, World War II

Admiral Edward Russell & The Rise of British Naval Supremacy

For many people the name of Edward Russell (1653 – 1727) strikes few chords of recognition, even though his influence on naval history can scarcely be overestimated. In this first book devoted to Admiral Russell, David West brings us the background and achievements of a man without whom the course o f British History would…


Genre: British history, History, Librario, Military History, Naval, Non-fiction
Subjects: Admiral Edward Russell, Navy

A Cameron Never Can Yield: A Prisoner of War’s Escape From Germany To Gibraltar

Gregor MacDonald, a native of the Isle of Harris, was recruited in the 4th Territorial Army Battalion of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders in 1939. It was not long before the battalion was in the thick of action in France and the retreat and surrender of the 51st Highland Division at St Valery. Then a…


Genre: History, Librario, Military History, Non-fiction, Scottish history
Subjects: 4th Territorial Army Battalion, 51st Highland Division, Cameron Highlanders, Escape, Gibraltar, Harris, POW, Prisoner of war, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, Spain, St Valery, Vichy, World War II, Zaragosa

The Last Colonial Regiment: The History of the Kenya Regiment (T.F.)

The Kenya Regiment was the last of a long line of British colonial militias. The book describes its evolution and short life, starting in 1937 and ending in 1963. In the Second World War, the regiment did not enter the field as a unit but provided Officers and NCOs for the far larger King’s African…


Genre: Librario, Military History, Non-fiction, World history
Subjects: British colonies, KAR, Kenya, Kenya Regiment, Mau Mau, World War II

Cawnpore To Cromar: The MacRoberts of Douneside

In the darkest days of World War II, Rachel MacRobert’s very personal challenge to the Nazis inspired the British public to battle on. Alone, without a husband by her side and mourning the loss of her three aviator sons, she travelled the country  to raise morale. But words were not enough: with boldness and imagination…


Genre: History, Librario, Military History, Non-fiction, Scottish history
Subjects: MacRobert, MacRobert’s Reply, Nazis, Rachel MacRobert, RAF, Sir Alexander MacRobert, Tarland, World War II

The Story of the Lovat Scouts: 1900-1980 (with contributions to 2000)

This unique Regiment of Scouts was raised by Lord Lovat in 1900, mainly from Highland stalkers. Valiant, hardy and unorthodox, they and their successors distinguished themselves in two world wars. In a variety of roles they were always superb in fieldcraft, spying and reconnaissance. Today the Lovat Scouts cap badge is proudly worn by the…


Genre: Librario, Military History, Non-fiction, Scotland, Scottish history
Subjects: Army Cadet Force, Highlanders, Lord Lovat, Lovat Scouts, Northern Isles, Orkney Independent Cadet Battery, Royal Company of Archers, World War I, World War II

Scorpion On The Ceiling: A Scottish Colonial Family in South East Asia

SALTIRE AWARD NOMINATED Charles Martine arrived in Singapore in 1922 to work for the Borneo Company, one of the great UK-financed merchant venture companies of South East Asia. It was a golden era, with Singapore becoming one of the most successful multi-racial co-operatives that have ever been known. Later on, Charles and his wife Pat…


Genre: History, Librario, Military History, Non-fiction, World history
Subjects: Borneo Company, Changi Gaol, Double Tenth, Java, Pearl Harbour, Penang, Sarawak, Singapore, South East Asia, Vyner Brooke, White Rajahs, World War II

Terror Below The Wind: A Soldier’s Story; Borneo 1961 – 1964

This gripping book tells the story of a group of soldiers of The Queen’s Own Highlanders and their adventures during service in the Far East in the 1960s. During operations in Borneo and Malaya they were engaged in long border patrols and in anti-piracy patrols aimed at curbing their activities in the South China Sea.…


Genre: Faction, History, Librario, Military History, World history
Subjects: 1960s, Borneo, Brunei, Far East, Japan, Malaya, Queen’s Own Highlanders, Singapore, World War II

Merely A Memorandum: From Spain to Waterloo in Wellington’s Army; The Personal Account of Lieutenant Donald Mackenzie of The Black Watch

At the heart of this book is the personal account written by a young Highland Scot, a lieutenant in the famous 42nd Highland Regiment (The Black Watch) caught up in the struggle to get rid of the Dictator then over-running Europe and threatening to invade Britain, exactly as Hitler did some 130 years later. Donald…


Genre: Autobiography, Biography, History, Librario, Military History, Non-fiction
Subjects: 42nd Royal Highland Regiment, Black Watch, Duchess of Gordon, Napoleon, Peninsula War, Wellington

Naught Escapes Us: The Story Of 206 Squadron

No 206 Squadron began its life with the formation of the Royal Air Force in April 1918. Like many other units, it was absorbed into the fledgling RAF from its previous existence as No 6 Squadron RNAS, formed in December 1916. This is the story of the unit from its early days in World War…


Genre: Librario, Military History, Non-fiction
Subjects: 206 Squadron, Aviation, Berlin Air Lift, Christmas Island, RAF, World War I, World War II

World War II In Moray

Little has been written about Moray and its role in defeating the Axis powers during the Second World War. While remote from the battle scene and Hitler’s bombs, Moray nevertheless played an important role as a training ground as well as being in the front line against a possible German invasion from across the North…


Genre: History, Librario, Local history, Military History, Non-fiction
Subjects: Auxiliary Fire Service, Civil Defence, Elgin, Hitler, Moray, Women’s Land Army, Women’s Voluntary Service, World War II, WWII