New books from IWM


17 February 2023
Bomber Command from IWM Bomber Command from IWM
The Imperial War Museum is to publish two new Photography Collection titles, a new addition to the Wartime Classics series and bookazine celebrating 50 years of Duxford Air Shows.
New books from IWM Images

This spring, Imperial War Museums is releasing two new titles from the IWM Photography Collection, showcasing the most interesting and unique photographs from The Blitz and Bomber Command from IWM’s extensive archive. A new Wartime Classics novel, Paid To Be Safe, will tell the story of an Air Transport Auxiliary’s Ferry Pilot in the 1940s and explore the theme of personal loss as a result of conflict. Also, this year, IWM is celebrating 50 years of Duxford Air Shows with a new bookazine, tracing the evolution of its Air Shows since the first one took place in 1973 and highlighting the best moments from each decade in this official history of Duxford Air Shows.


IWM Photography Collection: Bomber Command

Publication date: May 2023

Price: £12.99

Bomber Command showcases 50 iconic photographs of the aircraft and crew that led Britain and its Allies to victory in one of the longest and most expensive Allied campaigns during World War II. This collection of photographs from IWM’s collection focuses on the lives of Bomber Command crew, in the air and on the ground.


IWM Photography Collection: The Blitz

Publication date: May 2023

Price: £12.99

On the night of September 7, 1940, Britons saw the German air force unleash devastating bombing campaigns across the country. The Blitz tells the stories of those who lived through the bombings through a unique collection of images showing the early days of the raid to the re-building of cities in the aftermath. The haunting images from The Blitz highlights the true fears and the human cost of the air raids for Britons during this period of conflict.


50 Years of Duxford Air Shows

Publication date: June 2023

Price: £15

Since 1973, Duxford has been delighting audiences with its annual Air Shows and 2023 will see IWM Duxford mark 50 years of inspiring flying events. To celebrate, IWM will publish the bookazine, 50 Years of Duxford Air Shows, featuring never-before-seen photographs and archive materials alongside first-hand stories from the partners and individuals who returned popular flight to Duxford. This bookazine assembles the best moments with past partners, participants and attendees recounting their favourite Air Show memories. 50 Years of Duxford Air Shows offers an official history of these much-loved events and cements their reputation as one of the world’s finest celebrations of aviation history and culture.


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Paid To Be Safe by Margaret Morrison and Pamela Tulk-Hart

Publication date: June 2023

Price: £8

A new title in Imperial War Museums Wartime Classics series will be published this spring bringing the total number of novels in the collection up to 14. First published in 1948 and written by two women who served in the Air Transport Auxiliary, Paid To Be Safe follows the life of the fictional ATA pilot, Susan Sandyman, as she is forced to flee Singapore and return home to southern England as a consequence of World War II. Paid To Be Safe vividly captures the themes of grief and loss during periods of conflict and highlights the bravery of women ATA pilots.




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They were the mightiest of ships, able to project power around the world courtesy of fearsome armament. Now, a new 132 page bookazine, Battleships of WWII, brings their story to life with 85 battleships from seven nations. Here is your guide to why they were built, how they were armoured and fitted out with equipment and weapons, and what action they saw in WWII, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. With colour photos and blueprints, statistic tables and key production details, it’s the ultimate guide to the greatest ships of World War II. Order your print or digital copy here.


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