Dive Scotlands Greatest Wrecks

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The Dive Scotland’s Greatest Wrecks from Hinchcliffe books covers the histories of 10 of Scotland’s most famous wrecks along with information on launch sites, charts and essential information for divers.

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Written by Rod McDonald
2nd Edition

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Without Wings – The Graf Zeppelin Story

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Without Wings – The Graf Zeppelin Story from Hinchcliffe Books is written by Stephen Burke and draws on previously unpublished documentation taken from numerous eyewitness accounts. This book narrates the incredible tale of Germany’s sole aircraft carrier. A leviathan that could have altered the outcome of World War II, perhaps Read the rest of this entry »

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Scapa Flow from Graveyard to Resurrection

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Hinchcliffe Books Scapa Flow from Graveyard to Resurrection is the original account of the scuttling of the Imperial German Fleet by the man in command, Vice Admiral Ludwig von Reuter, with an introductory narrative and concluding story of the great salvage operation that followed, written by Simon Mills. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lusitania – An Epic Tragedy

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Lusitania – An Epic Tragedy from Hinchcliffe Books. Author, Diana Preston draws upon a vast array of sources including interviews with survivors, letters and memoirs, recently released American and Admiralty archives, previously untranslated german documents and diving expeditions to the wreck.

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Hostage to Fortune – HMHS Britannic

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Hostage to Fortune – HMHS Britannic from Hinchcliffe Books contains a foreword written by Dr. Robert D. Ballard, who discovered the wrecks of the Titanic and the Bismarck and mounted the expedition to Britannic to explode the myth and mystery that had grown up around its sinking.

Overshadowed by her sisters the Olympic and the Titanic, Britannic was arguably the biggest and best of the three. Events conspired to Read the rest of this entry »

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U-Boats Destroyed

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World War I saw the submarine develop into a potent weapon of war. The German submarine campaign almost defeated Britian during the Spring of 1917. By striking at the shipping that supplied her, it has been estimated that Britian came within six weeks of starvation. Salvation came in two ways. Firstly, the allies adopted the convoy system, forcing U-boats into encounters with escourting warships, whilst protecting Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunken Egypt

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Sunken Egypt

Ancient Alexandria – a Greek city in Egypt, ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty until the time of Cleopatra – today lies hidden beneath the sprawling modern city. There is one place however, where the remains of this fabled metropolis are still accessible: under the sea. Read the rest of this entry »

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D Day Wrecks Of Normandy

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The D Day Wrecks of Normandy from Hinchcliffe details the greatest amphibious invasion fleet ever assembled, consisting of over 3000 vessels, setting sail from England on June 6th, 1944, for the Normandy coast. The losses that occurred have largely been forgotten but have left Normandy with a legacy of wrecks and a wreck divers paradise. The D-Day invasion saw the assembly of the largest ever invasion fleet Read the rest of this entry »

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The Grand Scuttle (Scapaflow)

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The Grand Scuttle from Hinchcliffe is the story of the scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow. On 21 June 1919, there occurred a very unusual event in naval history. The German Admiral in charge of 74 of his countries warships ordered that the fleet be scuttled. The High Sees Fleet of the German Royal Navy was one of the most formidable ever built, yet 52 of the ships were deliberately sent to the bottom of the British Grand Fleet’s principal anchorage at Orkney. The book reports Read the rest of this entry »

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Master Seafarers – Phoenicians and Greeks

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The Phoenicians were fearless seafarers who travelled from the eastern end of the Mediterranean as far as West Africa and the British Isles. Driven westward by an inhospitable homeland and the search for metal, the Phoenicians established their principal colony at Carthage, which became the capital of Western Phoenicia. They were experts in harbour construction and shipbuilding, and their designs and techniques were admired and copied by the Greeks and Romans. The Phoenician Read the rest of this entry »

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