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  • The Tank Museum

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2011

    ISBN 10: 1849082227ISBN 13: 9781849082228

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks have gone on to revolutionise warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II to the great battles in the Middle Eastern desert and the largest ever tank battles on the Eastern Front, tanks have become one of the key components of the 'combined arms' philosophy of warfare. This pocket guide gives the reader all of the essential information on 40 of history's premiere tanks, including the Tiger, Sherman, Panther and M1A1 Abrams. Each tank is presented with a detailed drawing to aid recognition. "Tank Spotter's Guide". Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Tony Holmes

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1780960514ISBN 13: 9781780960517

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Aviation has revolutionised warfare over the last 100 years, and this new pocket guide gives the reader the essential details of 70 iconic aircraft, including the Sopwith Camel, the Spitfire, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the P-51 Mustang and the F-4 Phantom. Drawing on Ospreys comprehensive aviation archive, the Plane Spotters Guide uses detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition, as well as specification boxes to provide all the technical details. Aviation has revolutionised warfare over the last 100 years. This pocket guide gives the reader the essential details of 70 iconic aircraft, including the Sopwith Camel, the Spitfire, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the P-51 Mustang and the F-4 Phantom. It uses detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Raffaele DAmato

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1849087954ISBN 13: 9781849087957

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Rava, Giuseppe (illustrator). Paperback. In the years between 31 BC and AD 500 the Romans carved out a mighty empire stretching from Britain to the deserts of North Africa. The men who spearheaded this expansion were the centurions, the tough, professional warriors who led from the front, exerted savage discipline and provided a role model for the legionaries under their command. This book, the second volume of a two-part study, reveals the appearance, weaponry, role and impact of these legendary soldiers during the five centuries that saw the Roman Empire reach its greatest geographical extent under Trajan and Hadrian, only to experience a long decline in the West in the face of sustained pressure from its 'barbarian' neighbours. Featuring spectacular full-colour artwork, written by an authority on the army of the Caesars and informed by a wide range of sculptural, written and pictorial evidence from right across the Roman world, this book overturns established wisdom and sheds new light on Rome's most famous soldiers during the best-known era in its history. "Roman Centurions 31 BC-AD 500: The Classical and Late Empire". Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Alejandro de Quesada

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2014

    ISBN 10: 1782007822ISBN 13: 9781782007821

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Walsh, Stephen (illustrator). Paperback. The Spanish Civil War, 193639, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and aided by the Communist Soviet Union and many volunteers from liberal democracies). Three years of widespread campaigns involved the most modern weapons available. The war was fought ruthlessly by both sides, and when the Nationalists secured victory they installed a dictatorship that lasted until November 1975 the last such regime in Western Europe. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this first part of a two-part study depicts the fighting men of the Nationalist forces that strove to take control of Spain alongside their German and Italian allies. The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this book depicts the fighting men of the Nationalist forces that strove to take control of Spain alongside their German and Italian allies. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Alejandro de Quesada

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2015

    ISBN 10: 1782007857ISBN 13: 9781782007852

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Walsh, Stephen (illustrator). Paperback. The Spanish Civil War was the curtainraiser to World War II and involved a complex collection of forces, particularly on the Republican side. This title illustrates how diverse the Republican forces were, drawn from loyal elements of the Spanish army that rejected the appeal of the rebel generals, a wide range of volunteer regional units and political militias, and supported by volunteers from many other countries, including Great Britain, France and Germany, in units known as the International Brigades. The wide range of equipment and uniforms worn by these troops is revealed, as is, the organization of militias into conventional brigades and divisions. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this second part of a two-part study depicts the fighting men of the Republican forces and examples of their foreign comrades. Illustrates how diverse the Republican forces were, drawn from loyal elements of the Spanish army that rejected the appeal of rebel generals, a range of volunteer regional units and political militias, and supported by volunteers from many other countries, including Great Britain, France and Germany, in units known as the International Brigades. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Angus Konstam

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2009

    ISBN 10: 1846033896ISBN 13: 9781846033896

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Bryan, Tony; Wright, Paul (illustrator). Paperback. With the outbreak of World War II, Britain's Royal Navy and her fleet of battleships would be at the forefront of her defence. Yet ten of the twelve battleships were already over twenty years old, having served in World War I, and required extensive modifications to allow them to perform a vital service throughout the six long years of conflict. This title offers a comprehensive review of the seven battleships of the Nelson and King George V classes from their initial commissioning to their peacetime modifications and wartime service. Moreover, with specially commissioned artwork and a dramatic re-telling of key battles, such as the duel between the Bismark and HMS Rodney, this book will highlight what it was like on board for the sailors who risked their lives on the high seas. Offers a comprehensive review of the seven battleships of the Nelson and King George V classes from their initial commissioning to their peacetime modifications and wartime service. This book highlights what it was like on board for the sailors who risked their lives on the high seas. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Dr David Nicolle

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2014

    ISBN 10: 1782007792ISBN 13: 9781782007791

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Embleton, Gerry (illustrator). Paperback. The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive federation of merchant guilds based in harbour towns along the North Sea and Baltic coasts of what are now Germany and her neighbours, which eventually dominated maritime trade in Northern Europe and spread its influence much further afield. The League was formed to protect the economic and political interests of member cities throughout a vast and complex trading network. The League continued to operate well into the 17th century, but its golden age was between c.1200 and c.1500; thereafter it failed to take full advantage of the wave of maritime exploration to the west, south and east of Europe. During its 300 years of dominance the Leagues large ships called cogs were at the forefront of maritime technology, were early users of cannon, and were manned by strong fighting crews to defend them from pirates in both open-sea and river warfare. The home cities raised their own armies for mutual defence, and their riches both allowed them, and required them, to invest in fortifications and gunpowder weapons, since as very attractive targets they were subjected to sieges at various times. The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive federation of merchant guilds based in harbour towns along the North Sea and Baltic coasts of what are now Germany and her neighbours, which eventually dominated maritime trade in Northern Europe and spread its influence much further afield. This title deals with this topic. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Filippo Cappellano

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2012

    ISBN 10: 184908775XISBN 13: 9781849087759

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Chasemore, Richard (illustrator). Paperback. Several factors delayed and greatly hampered the development of an Italian medium and heavy tank during Rommel's Desert War in World War II. The first was the strategic stance of the country, focussed on a war against neighbouring countries such as France and Yugoslavia, and ill-prepared for a war in the Western Desert. Since these European countries bordered with Italy in mountainous areas, light tanks were preferred as these were deemed much more suitable for the narrow roads and bridges of the Alps. The failure to develop an effective operational plan for North Africa was another factor behind the failed development of an Italian medium tank, along with the lack of communication between the War Department and the Ministry of the Colonies, which not only had actual command over the Italian forces deployed in the Italian colonies of Libya and in Italian East Africa, but was also responsible for developing their defence plans. Furthermore, the development of the medium tank was hampered by the limited number of Italian industries, whose production was also heavily fragmented - hence the SPA-developed engines, the Fiat and Ansaldo hulls and armour, the Breda and army ordnance guns. All these factors delayed the development of the first prototype of an Italian medium tank - the M 11 - which would only appear in 1937 and did not enter production until 1939.Inspired by its British and French counterparts, the M 11 / 39 was a 11-ton medium tank chiefly intended for use as an infantry tank, with its main gun (a 37/40 gun) mounted in a casemate in the hull and its small turret armed only with two machine guns. Actual production was limited to only 100 samples, 76 of which were sent to Libya and the other 24 to Eastern Africa, as production of the turret-gun-armed M 13 had started in the meantime. In June 1940, when Italy entered the war, her armoured inventory numbered fewer than 1,500 light tanks (including the obsolete Fiat 3000) and the 100 newly built M 11 medium tanks, divided amongst three armoured divisions, three cavalry groups and several independent tank battalions. Unsurprisingly, without a tank school, the Italian armoured force lacked the necessary training and experience in the use of tanks and AFVs, and with the tanks lacking radio equipment, there was a widespread absence of tactical and technical knowledge which, along with the limited effectiveness and numbers of the available tanks, made the perfect recipe for the defeats to come. "Semovente -- self propelled gun"--Page 3. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Marc Romanych

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2014

    ISBN 10: 1780960174ISBN 13: 9781780960173

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Morshead, Henry (illustrator). Paperback. In the early days of World War I, Germany unveiled a new weapon the mobile 42cm (16.5 inch) M-Geraet howitzer. At the time, it was the largest artillery piece of its kind in the world and a closely guarded secret. When war broke out, two of the howitzers were rushed directly from the factory to Liege where they quickly destroyed two forts and compelled the fortress to surrender. After repeat performances at Namur, Maubeuge and Antwerp, German soldiers christened the howitzers Grosse or Dicke Berta (Fat or Big Bertha) after Bertha von Krupp, owner of the Krupp armament works that built the howitzers. The nickname was soon picked up by German press which triumphed the 42cm howitzers as Wunderwaffe (wonder weapons), and the legend of Big Bertha was born. This book details the design and development of German siege guns before and during World War I. Accompanying the text are many rare, never-before-published photographs of Big Bertha and the other German siege guns. Colour illustrations depict the most important aspects of the German siege artillery. In the early days of World War I, Germany unveiled a weapon - the mobile 42cm (16.5 inch) M-Gerat howitzer. This book details the design and development of German siege guns before and during World War I. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Pete Winner

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2010

    ISBN 10: 1846039959ISBN 13: 9781846039959

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. The true story of a legendary SAS soldier who participated in the battle of Mirbat and assaulted the Iranian Embassy to free the hostages held within.No publicity, no media. We move in silently, do our job, and melt away into the background. If you have the stamina, the willpower and the guts, we'll welcome you with open arms and make you one of us. And if you haven't, then it's been very nice knowing you. Eighteen years in the SAS saw Pete Winner, codenamed Soldier 'I', survive the savage battle of Mirbat, parachute into the icy depths of the South Atlantic at the height of the Falklands War, and storm the Iranian Embassy during the most famous hostage crisis in the modern world.For the first time Pete also details his close-protection work around the world, from the lawless streets of Moscow to escorting aid convoys into war-torn Bosnia.He also unveils the problems of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder faced by many Special Forces veterans, and how he battled his own demons to continue his roller-coaster career. This is his story, written with a breathtaking take-no-prisoners attitude that brings each death-defying episode vividly to life. Eighteen years in the SAS saw Pete Winner, codenamed Soldier 'I', survive the savage battle of Mirbat, parachute into the icy depths of the South Atlantic during the Falklands War, and storm the Iranian Embassy during the most famous hostage crisis in the modern world. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Nigel Thomas

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 1997

    ISBN 10: 1855326396ISBN 13: 9781855326392

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Andrew, Stephen (illustrator). Paperback. On 1 September 1939, when Germany attacked Poland, the Wehrmacht numbered 3,180,000 men. It eventually expanded to 9,500,000, and on 8-9 May 1945, the date of its unconditional surrender on the Western and Eastern Fronts, it still numbered 7,800,000. The Blitzkrieg period, from 1 September 1939 to 25 June 1940, was 10 months of almost total triumph for the Wehrmacht, as it defeated every country, except Great Britain, that took the field against it. In this first of five volumes examining the German Army of World War Two, Nigel Thomas examines the uniforms and insignia of Hitler's Blitzkrieg forces, including an overview of the Blitzkrieg campaign itself. Men-at-Arms 311, 316, 326, 330 and 336 are also available in a single volume special edition titled 'German Army in World War II'. The first of a series of five books on the German army of World War II, this volume looks at their acheivements from 1935 to 1940, from pre-war campaigns in Spain and Austria to the Polish, Norwegian and French invasions. Blitzkrieg tactics, training and uniforms are all covered. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Douglas C. Dildy

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2013

    ISBN 10: 178096319XISBN 13: 9781780963198

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Laurier, Jim; Luijken, Wiek (illustrator). Paperback. As the routed North Korean Peoples Army (NKPA) withdrew into the mountainous reaches of their country and the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) funneled in its massive infantry formations in preparation for a momentous counter-offensive, both lacked adequate air power to challenge US and UN. Reluctantly, Josef Stalin agreed to provide the requisite air cover, introducing the superior swept-wing MiG-15 to counter the Americans straight-wing F-80 jets. This in turn prompted the USAF to deploy its very best the F-86A Sabre to counter this threat. Thus began a two-and-a-half-year struggle in the skies known as MiG Alley. In this period, the unrelenting campaign for aerial superiority witnessed the introduction of successive models of these two revolutionary jets into combat. This meticulously researched study not only provides technical descriptions of the two types and their improved variants, complete with a fighter pilots assessment of these aircraft, but also chronicles the entire scope of their aerial duel in MiG Alley by employing the recollections of the surviving combatants including Russian, Chinese, and North Korean pilots who participated. Provides technical descriptions of the two types and their improved variants, complete with a fighter pilot's assessment of these aircraft, also chronicles the entire scope of their aerial duel in MiG Alley by employing the recollections of the surviving combatants - including Russian, Chinese, and North Korean pilots - who participated. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • David R. Higgins

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2011

    ISBN 10: 1849084041ISBN 13: 9781849084048

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. This book examines the technology and strategy that defined the outcome of the battles between the King Tiger and the IS-2. The Soviets had been quick to develop tanks that could fight the Tiger on an equal footing, but these were developed as part of a completely different strategy than that employed by the Germans. The King Tiger was a modern marvel, and remained unmatched in one-on-one combat. Technologically superior, with greater firepower and better armour than the Soviet IS-2, the King Tiger was a formidable opponent. However, the IS-2 was lighter, more manoeuvrable and most importantly, far more numerous. With overwhelming numerical superiority the Soviets were able to simply overwhelm their opponents, negating the technical superiority of the King Tiger "King Tiger Vs Is-2: Operation Solstice 1945". Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Mark Henry

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2003

    ISBN 10: 1841764868ISBN 13: 9781841764863

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Walsh, Stephen (illustrator). Paperback. When the USA entered World War I in April 1917 her Regular Army counted just 128,000 men and lacked all the necessary equipment and training for modern trench warfare. By the Armistice of November 1918, General John J.Pershing's American Expeditionary Force in France had more than 2 million men and was holding 25 per cent of the Western Front. They had helped smash Ludendorff's brilliant Operation "Michael" in the lines before Paris; had turned onto the offensive themselves at St Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne; and if Germany had not negotiated peace with unexpected speed the US Army would have taken over from their tired Allies an even greater share of the planned 1919 campaign. This concise account of America's first world class army, its organization, uniforms, weapons and character, is illustrated with rare photos and eight full color plates. This work details the organization, uniforms, equipment and campaigns of the US Army in World War I. It describes the most decisive years in the history of the US Army, as it evolved from a tiny volunteer frontier garrison force into a two-and-a-half million strong conscript army. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Steven J. Zaloga

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 1999

    ISBN 10: 1855329115ISBN 13: 9781855329119

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Laurier, Jim (illustrator). Paperback. The M3 and M5 family of light tanks were the culmination of American tank development of the 1930s. By the time of the outbreak of the World War II, they were approaching obsolescence, as tank forces in Europe were shifting from light to medium tanks as the main element of their armored forces. First entering combat in the autumn of 1941 in the Western Desert with the British Army, the Stuart quickly proved its inadequacies. The M3 and M5 light tanks proved more suitable in the Pacific theater than in Europe, and fought successfully in many of the major battles including Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Peleliu. This title narrates this distinctive and unusual fighting vehicle's history. The M3 and M5 family of light tanks was the culmination of American tank development in the 1930s. Although by the outbreak of World War 2 the emphasis was shifting to medium tanks, the Stuart saw action with the British in the western desert and with the US Army in Tunisia. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Mikhail Khvostov

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 1996

    ISBN 10: 1855326086ISBN 13: 9781855326088

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Karachtchouk, Andrei (illustrator). Paperback. The main instrument with which the Bolsheviks imposed communism on Russia was the Red Army. Traditionally the origins of this army were among the factory workers who laid down their tools and took up arms as a way of expressing their grievances. Already formed by the time of the revolutions of 1905 and February 1917, these militant workers organised themselves into parliamentary detachments known as the krasnogvardeytsi, or 'Red Guards'. In this first of two volumes [see Men-at-Arms 305: White Armies] focusing on the Russian Civil War, Mikhail Khvostov examines the Red Army's organisation, weaponry, uniforms and insignia. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Ian Heath

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 1995

    ISBN 10: 1855323478ISBN 13: 9781855323476

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    Paperback. Condition: new. McBride, Angus (illustrator). Paperback. The Byzantine Empire's disastrous defeat by the Seljuk Turks at Manzikert in 1071 effectively marked the end of what is often described as the 'middle' period of Byzantine history. Thereafter, surrounded on all sides by younger, more vigorous nations, the once all-powerful Empire slipped into a steady decline which, ultimately, was to prove terminal. However, the Empire's demise was anything but peaceful, and, one way or another, for much of the last four centuries of its existence it was to find itself in a state of virtually constant war. This book examines the fascinating history of the Byzantine Empire and its armies from 1118-1461 AD. A history of Byzantine armies from the height of the Crusades through to the wars against the rising power of the Ottoman Turks, covering the siege of Constantinople and the fall of Trebizond. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Dr David Nicolle

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2011

    ISBN 10: 184908503XISBN 13: 9781849085038

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Hook, Adam (illustrator). Paperback. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire there was a decline in 'professional' cavalry forces, and infantry dominated in the Germanic successor 'barbarian' kingdoms. In the Carolingian and Norman periods from the 9th to the 11th centuries, the cavalry arm gradually expanded from the small remaining aristocratic elite. Even so, the supposedly complete dominance of the 'knight' in the 12th and 13th centuries is grossly exaggerated, as integrated cavalry and infantry tactics were nearly always the key to success. This is a two-part treatment of medieval tactics. Throughout the period there was a steady evolution of training in both individual and unit skills, of armour and weapons, and thus of tactics on the battlefield. This book covers Hastings in 1066 to Legnano in 1176. It also details the two key set piece battles of Bouvines in 1214 and Pelagonia in 1259, the former an example of abject failure of cavalry tactics and the latter a stunning success. "Medieval cavalry tactics: Europe AD 450-1250". Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Andrea Salimbeti

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2011

    ISBN 10: 1849081956ISBN 13: 9781849081955

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Rava, Giuseppe (illustrator). Paperback. More than a century has passed past since German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the treasures of Bronze Age Mycenae. The richly decorated artefacts of the entombed warriors, whose bodies still lay in their graves, confirmed that Homer's epic The Iliad was based upon true events, and that the Achaeans described in his poems probably did exist. Through a combined study of the mythical tradition, archeological findings and written sources, this fascinating addition to the Warrior series explores the evolution of warfare in the Bronze Age Greek world. Covering weaponry, clothing, helmets and body armour, it provides a richly illustrated guide to the warriors who have shone from the pages of Homer's poem for almost three millennia. More than a century has passed past since German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the treasures of Bronze Age Mycenae. Through a combined study of the mythical tradition, archeological findings, and written sources, this title explores the evolution of warfare in the Bronze Age Greek world. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Stephen A. Hart

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2007

    ISBN 10: 1846031508ISBN 13: 9781846031502

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. The German Tiger heavy tank was a monster of a machine that dominated the battlefields of Europe. One of the most feared weapons of World War II, the Tiger gained an aura of invincibility that was only shattered by the introduction of the Sherman Firefly during the summer of 1944. Designed by the British to combat the Tiger, the Sherman Firefly was based on the American M4A4 Sherman, but was fitted with a powerful 17-pounder gun which made it a deadly opponent. This book describes the design and development of these two opponents, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, assessing their tactics, weaponry and training. Gunsight artwork puts the reader 'inside' the tanks during famous battle scenarios, in a victory of superior Allied numbers, tactics and engineering. One of the most feared weapons of WWII, the Tiger gained an aura of invincibility that was shattered by the introduction of the Sherman Firefly. This book describes the design and development of these two opponents, while also analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, assessing their tactics, weaponry and training. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Sean McLachlan

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2009

    ISBN 10: 1846034949ISBN 13: 9781846034947

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Embleton, Gerry; Embleton, Samuel (illustrator). Paperback. While the giant armies of the Union and the Confederacy were fighting over cities and strategic strongholds, a large number of warriors from both sides were fighting, smaller, more personal battles. Beginning with the violent struggle known as Bleeding Kansas armed bands of irregular fighters began to wage war in every corner of the United States. Many of the names of their commanders have become legendary: William Quantrill, Bloody Bill Anderson, and John S Mosby The Grey Ghost. To their own people they were heroes; to others they were the first of a new generation of wild west outlaw. Their tactics included robbing banks, kidnapping soldiers & civilians, rustling cattle, and cutting telegraph lines. In fact, it is during the violence of the war that many of America's future outlaw legends would be born, most notably Cole Younger and Frank and Jesse James. While the giant armies of the Union and the Confederacy were fighting over cities and strategic strongholds, a large number of warriors from both sides were fighting, smaller, more personal battles. Beginning with the violent struggle known as Bleeding Kansas armed bands of irregular fighters began to wage war in every corner of the United States. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Hilary Doyle

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 1993

    ISBN 10: 1855323370ISBN 13: 9781855323377

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Sarson, Peter (illustrator). Paperback. Probably the most famous tank of the World War II, the Tiger I was originally conceived in 1941 in response to the German Army's experience in fighting British tanks and anti-tank guns in Western Europe and the North African desert. Following the invasion of Russia, the appearance of the Soviet T-34 and KW tanks lent a further impetus to the programme. The Tiger's power and performance on the battlefield is emphasised by tables of relevant performance throughout the book, which clearly show the battlefield survivability of the Tiger and its superiority to many allied tank designs. This comprehensive and extremely detailed text is accompanied by a fine selection of black and white photographs showing the tank in use. Describes the first of Germany's heavy tanks, the Tiger, which was a devastating combination of armour and firepower. When it entered service its 88mm gun outclassed every other tank it faced. A detailed double page full cutaway of the tank is included. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Robert Maze

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1849088039ISBN 13: 9781849088039

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Dennis, Peter (illustrator). Paperback. The Webley .455in service revolver is among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. First adopted in 1887, in various marques it was the standard-issue service pistol for British and Commonwealth armed forces for nearly fifty years; later versions in .38in calibre went on to see further service in World War II and beyond, as well as in a host of law-enforcement roles around the world into the 1970s. Developed to give British service personnel the ability to incapacitate their opponents in 'small wars' around the globe, the Webley used the formidable and controversial .455in cartridge, a variant of which was known as the 'manstopper'. Users found it offered good penetration and excellent stopping power with only mild recoil indeed, it was rated superior to the US .45 Colt in stopping power. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the compelling story of the Webley revolver, the powerful pistol that saw service across the British Empire and throughout two world wars. The Webley .455in service revolver is among the most powerful top-break revolvers ever produced. First adopted in 1887, in various marques it was the standard-issue service pistol for British and Commonwealth armed forces for nearly fifty years. This title presents the story of the Webley revolver. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Ian Gardner

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2010

    ISBN 10: 184908436XISBN 13: 9781849084369

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment have long been overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion. Yet the actions of the 3rd Battalion during the D-Day landings were every bit as incredible. This is the astounding story of how, after suffering many immediate casualties on landing, the surviving paratroopers fought on towards their objective against horrendous odds. Using fascinating first-hand accounts of the soldiers and the French civilians who witnessed the Normandy campaign, and illustrated with black and white photographs and maps throughout, the authors offer a unique and comprehensive account of the experiences of the 3rd Battalion from training through to D-Day and beyond. The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment have long been overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion. Yet the actions of the 3rd Battalion during the D-Day landings were every bit as incredible. This title offers an account of the experiences of the 3rd Battalion from training through to D-Day and beyond. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Carey, Alan C.

    Published by Osprey Publishing - A Division of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., Oxford, England, 2002

    ISBN 10: 1841763837ISBN 13: 9781841763835

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    Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Wyllie, Iain - Cover Artwork (illustrator). First Printing. 96 Pages Indexed. No marks of any sort. Osprey's examination of the PV Ventura/Harpoon Units and of their participation in World War II (1939-1945). A development of the successful Lockheed medium twins of the late 1930s, the PV Ventura/Harpoon family of patrol bombers saw widespread service with both the US Navy/Marine Corps and the TAF and Commonwealth from October 1942 onwards. The USAAF also used surplus Venturas originally ordered by the RAF, designated B-34 Lexingtons, in the bomber training and coastal patrol roles. The final variant in this family was the larger PV-2 Harpoon, which was built to a US Navy requirement from March 1944 onwards. Used primarily in the Pacific, 470 Harpoons saw frontline service on anti-shipping and submarine patrols through to VJ-Day. This book covers each of these variants in complete illustrated detail. This volume details the aircraft's with all wartime operators, an includes numerous first-hand accounts, 30 all-new colour profiles, scale drawings and more than 100 black and white photographs of the Ventura and Harpoon in combat.

  • Ignacio J.N. Lopez

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1849087938ISBN 13: 9781849087933

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Embleton, Gerry (illustrator). Paperback. A mixed infantry formation made up of about 3,000 men armed with pikes, swords and handguns, the innovative and influential tercio or 'Spanish square' was the basic combat unit of the armies of Spain throughout much of the 16th and 17th centuries. Arguably the first permanent tactical formation seen in Europe since the Roman cohort, the tercio was the forerunner of modern formations such as the battalion and regiment. The variety of different weapons fielded in the tercio meant the Spanish infantry could resist opposing cavalry forces while overcoming every kind of enemy infantry deployed against them. Featuring full-colour artwork and photographs of rare items held at the Spanish Army Museum, this study covers the whole period during which the tercios were active, opening with the third Italian war between the forces of France and the Holy Roman Emperor and concluding with the final transformation of the Spanish tercios into regiments in 1704. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Angus Konstam

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2001

    ISBN 10: 184176308XISBN 13: 9781841763088

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Bryan, Tony (illustrator). Paperback. The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars encompassed a period when rival European fleets vied for naval supremacy, and naval tactics were evolving. The British Royal Navy emerged triumphant as the leading world sea power, and the epitome of Britannic naval strength was the Ship-of-the-Line. These 'wooden walls' were more than merely floating gun batteries: they contained a crew of up to 800 men, and often had to remain at sea for extended periods. This book offers detailed coverage of the complex vessels that were the largest man-made structures produced in the pre-Industrial era. An exploration of the British Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line. It covers some of the most famous individuals and ships of the day, such as Nelson, Cochrane, HMS Victory and HMS Indefatigable. There is also a catalogue of all British Ships-of-the-Line from 1792 to 1815. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Gordon Williamson

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2006

    ISBN 10: 1846030684ISBN 13: 9781846030680

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Embleton, Gerry (illustrator). Paperback. The German Police were an essential arm of the Nazi regime; as soon as Hitler achieved power the previous decentralized provincial system was unified into a single state apparatus, integrated at the command levels with the SS. While it may have been centrally controlled, it was still separated into a bewildering range of different departments and functions, many with their own uniform distinctions. This book offers a concise introduction to the organization, responsibilities, uniforms and insignia of the various branches of this machinery of repression, from Police generals to rural constables, transport policemen and factory watchmen. Aims to explain the complex organization and the particular duties of the different branches which formed such a critical part of the Nazi apparatus and ensured that control was maintained inside Hitler's Fortress Europe. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Gordon Williamson

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2002

    ISBN 10: 1841764450ISBN 13: 9781841764450

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Palmer, Ian (illustrator). Paperback. By the outbreak of World War II, Germany had done much to replace the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled following their surrender at the end of World War I. Forced to build anew, the Kriegsmarine possessed some of the most technically advanced warships in existence. Although the heavy units of the fleet were too small in number to pose much of a threat, Germany was particularly well served by her Navy's smaller vessels, in particular the U-Boats and the S-Boats. Known to the allies as the E-Boats ('Enemy'), they performed sterling duties in the Black Sea and English Channel, where they became a particular scourge. Germany was well-served in World War II by her Navy's smaller vessels, in particular the U-boats and the S-boats. Known to the Allies as "E-boats" (E being indicative of "Enemy"), this volume examines the sterling duties and achievements of the E-boats. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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  • Martin Pegler

    Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Osprey, 2012

    ISBN 10: 1849087881ISBN 13: 9781849087889

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    Paperback. Condition: new. Dennis, Peter (illustrator). Paperback. The Lee-Enfield is one of the 20th century's most recognisable and longest-serving military rifles. It was adopted by the British Army in 1895 and only replaced by the L1A1 SLR in 1957. It saw combat from the Boer War onwards, and thousands are still in use today; it is estimated that 17 million have been produced. Soldier's recollections of the rifle are overwhelmingly affectionate (it was known as the Smellie); today it remains a very popular target rifle for competitive shooting, and modern copies are being manufactured to meet demand. Featuring first-hand accounts, brand-new full-colour artwork and close-up photographs, this is the story of the Lee-Enfield, the innovative, reliable and long-lived rifle that equipped British and other forces through the world wars and beyond. "The Lee-Enfield Rifle". Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.


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