Fire and Water: The London Firefighters' Blitz 1940-42 Remembered is an anthology of 23 separate contributions written and illustrated by London firefighters during the Blitz of the Second World War. The book forms a unique record of one of the most fiery and dramatic periods in British history.
The fact that London was not burnt to the ground in the Second World War is a direct tribute to the Fire Service of the time. In 1940, incendiaries and highly explosive bombs rained down on London for 57 consecutive nights. Firemen at War is the story of that time
On September 11th, Battalion Commander Richard 'Pitch' Picciotto was the highest ranking fire department commander in the twin towers when the North Tower fell. Pitch and his men were on the 17th floor racing upward when the world seemed to explode around them.
Described by former New York firefighter Dennis Smith as 'a great and thrilling narrative that made me realize just how universal the work and culture of firefighters is', Underfire: The Dramatic Life of a London Fireman is a gritty memoir of passion and professionalism set in the heart of London.
The story of firefighting in New York City is one of danger, tradition, pride, excitement and tragedy. From the gaslight days of horse-drawn steam engines to the World Trade Center tragedy of 2001, the heroic men and women who make up the city’s most dynamic public service have risked and often lost their lives in order to protect and serve the people of...