Maritime history has dominated British history thanks to our island status. The Seaforth and Pen and Sword lists have some exceptional titles which have established themselves as key reference titles in the maritime and modelling worlds from the early years of seafaring, right through to the modern day.

Merchant Shipping Naval Royal Navy Sail Seaforth Ship Modelling Submarines

Former shipmaster Bernard Edwards has a fine pedigree in producing insightful accounts of the Merchant Navy at war, and his latest title is an excellent examination of the most testing conflict that British merchant ships have faced. Bernard Edwards writes fluently, with well-drawn descriptions of the key events, and the book uses contemporary accounts - including Donitz's - to convey the stark reality of the war at sea in a powerful and dramatic way which emphasises the initially one-sided nature of the remorseless attacks on the convoys.

Nautilus International Telegraph

Following on from 2012's Volume One, this new book provides comprehensive coverage of the Kriegsmarine's warships in the second half of the war. For a modeller building one of these vessels, this book must be the most useful and authoritative source. Highly recommended.

Marine Modelling International

A handy reference for both cruise travellers and ship enthusiasts. Highly recommended.

Ships Monthly

I cannot recommend this book highly enough for the wargamer and model maker as the primary source for WW2 British and their allied ships.

Battlefleet Magazine

An important addition to our understanding of how people behave in combat and which provides vignettes that will illustrate further analyses of the air and sea campaign during the Second World War.

Australian Naval Institute