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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Palace Hotel Militaria Fair Sunday 27 September 2009

Tom and I went today and we had what was a rather successful time. We met a number of our bloggers and our subscribers, and the books we took we widely appreciated. We will be there again on 8 November, so feel free to come along and introduce yourselves.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Palace Hotel Militaria Fair Sunday 27 September 2009

Just to let everyone know that we will be at the Palace Hotel in Buxton on Sunday for the Militaria show. Open from 9 a.m. We will have a selection of our books there and you will also be able to order anything you need from us at the same time.
We hope to see you there.

"Excellent MLRS reprint series"

We have received the following from the National Archives:

"The excellent MLRS reprint series make rare and illusive material readily available to military historians and are a valuable addition to our military books section"
Mike Parker, Retail Manager at The National Archives.

So, somebody else appreciates what we are happy to do!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

A publishing milestone for MLRS Books

Today our titles list went up to over 700 titles, and there are more to come this week.
Anyone ordering a title from our list via our web site between now and midnight Friday 25 September will get the book post free - just add the code 1836 after your name so that we know that you have seen this blog. This applies to friends as well, so do tell them and get brownie points!

More books and another contract

We have just put some more titles on our list - see the front page of the web site.
Also, we are now suppliers of books and maps to the British Legion "Poppy Tours"

Thursday, 17 September 2009

New titles posted on our web site

Ten new titles have been put up onto the web site today - just go to to see them on the front page.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

RAF pays MLRS Books a compliment.

Today on the RAF Centre for Air Power Studies (Historical Sources section) web site appears the following:

"It is the intention of the RAF CAPS to place on this site a highly useful range of important historical air power sources and documents.
Most of those below" [see their site through our links page] "have been prepared by, and can be bought as hard copies from, the excellent Military Library Research Services Ltd (MLRS Books), which offers services as re-printers of military manuals, booklets, pamphlets and maps of historical interest. Given your areas of research, this material may be of interest to you, particularly as much of the material is either unavailable or difficult to access elsewhere. MLRS Books has over 600 books on its list covering a wide variety of subjects, primarily with regard to the Second World War. If this material is of interest to you, the MLRS Books website is It holds full details of all its books. MLRS Books can be contacted regarding any queries or by telephone on 01298 71894."

Need we say more?

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Führer Directives and other top level Directives of the German Armed Foces 1939-1945

This title is a very extensive collection not just of Hitler's War Directives but also orders from the Wehrmachtführungsstab (the German High Command). They cover the whole of the Second World War and make fascinating reading - they enable the reader to follow the progress of the war from the point of view of the strategy makers at the top - and they reflect the changing fortune of the German war.
This title will be added to our list next week. 500 pages, text only (there are no photographs or maps). £45.00

Friday, 11 September 2009

New titles being announced next week

We will be putting a lot of books onto our list next week - about 50 titles will be listed in various categories - so keep an eye on this blog and on our website for the full details.

There are books on air warfare as well as ground operations, and some really interesting US pamphlets and manuals as well.

Soon to come: a number of papers on German operations in Russia, France +Flanders 1940 and in the Ardennes in 1944. Also to come the experiences of Peiper and Dietrich as German tank unit Commanders.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Now ready - Bomber Command Operations Vols V + VI

We have just got the next two volumes in the complete history of the RAF operational history of Bomber Command finished - these can be found under the RAF CAPS list in Air Warfare and Air Archives.
In preparation are a number of other air historical narratives, plus the second of two volumes of Hitler's War Directives (Volume I will follow) and a set of historical works on the strategic decisions 1939 - 1941.
We also have available a set of three OSS/MI14 reports on German defences in France and the Low Countries with a multitude of first class drawings showing Element C, Hedgehogs, concrete tank barriers and many others. The photographs were almost certainly taken by the French and Belgian resistance. You need to order this by calling us on 01298 71894 between 0830 and 1700 - not on the web as yet.
There will be more news very soon.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

MLRS Booklist September 2009

You can find our full catalogue online here or you can download an electronic version (30.02 MB) here.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

MLRS Books reprint military pamphlets, manuals and textbooks. We mainly, but not exclusively, cover the Second World War. We reprint army, air and naval titles, and we already sell to NATO and armed forces around the world.

Have you bought a book from us? Did you like it? Do you need something from our list - if so get in touch.
Is there something you have that is worth reprinting? We are always looking for new material - even though it may be 70 years old!

Is there something you need? If there is get in touch - we may already have it in preparation, or know where to get it. This applies particularly to air and naval history as we have sources that have only just become available.
Do please let us know what you think of the web site too - we always take notice of comment and constructive criticism.