Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part 2


We are delighted to announce that NCA 1943 Part 2 is now available on this website for pre-order and will be in the warehouse and ready for despatch from next Tuesday 20th March.  This volume covers 23 June to 22 September 1943 and has the usual blend of photos, maps and first hand accounts to back up the incredible matched lists of claims and losses that have never been published in such detail before.  This series is a must, not just for Luftwaffe historians but also for Bomber Command enthusiasts who can now see what happened to over 95% of BC losses over Europe during WWII.


For more details CLICK HERE



Battle of Britain Combat Archive Vol 6 and others!

We’ve had a lot of enquiries recently about BofBCAV6 as Volume 5 was published several months ago.  The situation is as follows;

We always planned to publish a Dunkirk version of the Combat Archive and when we saw that the film was due, we decided to bring that one forward to ride the wave of public interest, (which it did very well).  As Simon was already into the ORBs and other documents for June 1940 he decided to continue the research right up until the beginning of the Battle on 9th July for a ‘connecting book’ in the series; again a book we had always planned to do, but later.

Having completed that research Simon is now back on to Battle of Britain Volume 6 and Mark is designing the ‘Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain’ book.

The estimated publishing dates for our next titles are therefore as follows;

March 2018   Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part 2

April 2018  Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain Combat Archive

May 2018  Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part 3

June 2018  Battle of Britain Combat Archive Volume 6

There will also be a couple of new series appearing in this period but we’re keeping them under wraps at the moment!

LCA12 and NCA 1943 PART ONE now in stock!


We are delighted to announce the publication of both Luftwaffe Crash Archive Volume 12 and Nachtjagd Combat Archive 1943 Part One.  LCA12 is the last in this very popular series and covers June 1944 to the end of the war.  It also includes a very impressive index to the entire series that lists entries by personnel, werke number and Unit codes.  CLICK HERE to order.

The second book, NCA 1943 Part One,  is the start of a major new series by renowned authors Theo Boiten and Rod Mackenzie.  This series is possibly the largest WWII aviation project ever published running to over 1.3 million words with over 1200 original photos, a remarkable 70% of which are previously unpublished.

In simple terms, the NCA is a comprehensive record of over 6000 Luftwaffe Night Fighter Claims and over 2100 Flak claims which have been painstakingly matched to RAF Bomber Command losses resulting in over 95% of them now being identified.  This means that for the first time ever, the fate of the vast majority of RAF Bomber Command losses can be clearly understood with exact locations, times and identities of the pilots or Flak units responsible for bringing them down.

For more details on this series CLICK HERE


Luftwaffe Crash Archive Volume 11 now available for pre-order!


We are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Volume 11 in our Luftwaffe Crash Archive series.  Originally we thought that Volume 11 would take us to the end of the war but we unearthed so much material for the Steinbock period that we only got as far as the end of May 1944!  There are some great photographs contained within of exotic types such as the He177, Me410 and Ju88S, all of which were operating over the UK during this period.

The book is now available for pre-order just CLICK HERE for more details.

Volume 12 will cover the rest of WWII and will have a fully comprehensive index to the whole series.




We are delighted to announce that Dunkirk-Air Combat Archive was delivered into our warehouse this morning, exactly on schedule so all advance orders will be going out as from today.

With a lot of rare photographic content from this seldom covered part of 1940 and at 192 pages it really is a weighty book in every sense of the word!

Order your copy today whilst stocks last.  Click HERE for more details.


Dunkirk – Air Combat Archive

Over the past few months, we have been working hard on what is effectively a Dunkirk version of the Battle of Britain Combat Archive series. Covering from 21 May – 2nd June we thought we would just about fill the 128 page format with RAF Fighter Command’s operations over the beaches.  What we discovered in fact is that Fighter Command’s contribution to Operation Dynamo was far more significant than any history book will tell you and we have had to run to 192 pages to cover it all!  Packed with some amazingly rare wartime photos and specially commissioned maps and profiles, this is the Air Combat over Dunkirk in the pilots’ own words, using the usual blend of unedited combat, casualty and intelligence reports.

The book is now available for pre-order, just click on the cover for more information.  This is without doubt, one of the best books we’ve ever worked on so we hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we have.  Publication date is 18th July.

PS.  For those based in the UK, look out for author Simon Parry on Channel 4, Sunday 2nd July at 8pm, appearing in ‘Dunkirk: The New Evidence” a new TV documentary about the RAF’s contribution to Operation Dynamo.  His research for our book plays a big part in the documentary.


Battle of Britain Combat Archive Vol 5 NOW IN STOCK

After a supreme effort by all members of the production team, we are delighted to announce that Battle of Britain Combat Archive Volume 5 is now in stock. Despite covering only three days, (16th – 18th August 1940), and despite nothing happening on 17th(!), this book had so much material to include that again we’ve had to extend the number of pages to 144 as with Volume 4. Covered in this book are subjects like the death of US pilot Billy Fiske, the Stuka dive bombing of Tangmere, the low-level Kenley Raid and of course the award of the VC to James Nicolson. Regarding the latter, we publish for the first time the full facts behind this most famous of combats and also identify the German pilot most likely to have shot him down.

All pre-orders will go out on Monday and Tuesday (19, 20th June) so UK orders should arrive before the end of the week. To order a copy click HERE. Or alternatively, you can order the first FIVE volumes as a set by clicking HERE