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World War Two

1-201270 1940 LES BLINDES FRANCAIS (1940 French Tanks) Oversized at 8.5x12 inches and full color throughout. Offers a detailed presentation of the equipment, uniforms, and commanders, in addition to meticulous descriptions of the tanks themselves. A copious number of photos are included throughout the work, providing an accurate image of the tanks on the battlefield. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2013 FRANCE, HEIMDAL
NEW-dj, available early April 2013 [French text] ......$43.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-86132 OPERATIONS AND OBJECTIVES This sourcebook allows players to introduce a strategic level to their WWII gaming. Taking control of company-size formations to complete objectives set by upper echelons commands. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2008 UK, GREAT ESCAPE GAMES
NEW-softcover ......$18.00

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1-930286 S&T 286 SPARTA VERSUS ATHENS This strategic level wargame covers the Peloponnesian War in it's entirety, spanning 28 years, from 431 BC to 404 BC. The map is point-to-point, using city-states and the common land and navigable sea routes as the conduits that defined the Grecian Mediterranean. The game is designed for simple movement and combat mechanics to resolve battles and sieges, all centered upon the predominance of famous and historic leaders (e.g., Alcibiades).

The game is richly historic, and keeps players within historic parameters in such a way that alliances and politics can shift, depending on how the war is going, but only within the limits of historic possibilities. Some city-states of the Delos Confederation may ally with Athens, while others may ally with Sparta, for example. Athens vs Sparta includes four scenarios: The Archidamian War (431 - 422), The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition (421 - 413), The Ionian War (412 - 404), and the campaign scenario covering the entire war.

The game includes one 22x34-inch map of the Grecian Mediterranean, including Sicily and southern Italy, and as far east as the Persian empire, 280 counters of all participants in the Peloponnesian War. Each game turn is played as four seasons of one year.

Each inch equals about 18 miles. One naval strength point represents 5 galleys of the era (Triremes), and one land strength point represents 350 to 450 heavy infantry (Hoplites) or 500 to 600 light infantry or 200 to 300 cavalry.

Components: One 22x34-inch map & 280 counters

Other Articles in Magazine:

* French Naval Strategy, 1792-1815: how the revolutionary and Napoleonic French tried - but failed - to defeat the British Royal Navy during a quarter-century long naval war fought all around the globe.
* The AEF 1918 Marne Counterattack: a detailed study of the US Army's first great offensive battle in World War I.
* Jules Verne & Modern Submarine Warfare: an analysis of the 19th century science fiction writer's effect on the later development of submarine warfare down to the present-day. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2014 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover ......$30.00 with a discount of 10% spc

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1-930298 STRATEGY & TACTICS # 298: Balkan Gambit Balkan Gambit is a wargame exploring the alternative-historical premise that the Allied powers have chosen to invade southern Europe via Greece, Albania, and Yugoslavia in the latter half of World War II. Nothing like this actually happened, though the Allies went to great lengths to convince the Axis powers that such plans were intended in order to mislead them as to their true intentions. Some Allied strategists and leaders, including Winston Churchill, believed that an invasion of Europe via the Balkans was a legitimate and war-winning activity.

Each hex on the map equals about 20 miles. Each game turn represents 2-5 days, depending on the scenario chosen and the weather currently in effect. Every ground unit represents a division, division-equivalent, or brigade of about 5,000 to 20,000 men and/or 50 to 350 armored fighting vehicles.

Components: One 22x34-inch map and 176 counters.

Other articles: Cyrus the Great, Operation Colorado, and Integration of Firearms in Japan. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2016 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover ......$35.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-956047 WORLD AT WAR # 47: Crete Crete 1941 is an operational level wargame of the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May 1941. This is a solitaire game; the player controls German forces (including the Italian forces) and the game system controls the opposing Allied (British Commonwealth and Greek forces) reaction. The objective of the game is for the Germans to capture Crete at the lowest possible cost in terms of casualties. You have the option to maneuver German units as you desire within the rules' allowances. But, when a rule calls for the Allies to do something, you the player must execute that action.

There are two general types of turns in the game: Preparation and Operational. Preparation turns gives the players additional Operations Points (markers) that can be used to enhance actions, as well as refitting reduced units. In Operational turns, the player executes movement and combat with German forces. The map shows Crete and the surrounding seas, with displays representing the German staging areas in mainland Greece and each unit represents anything from a battalion to a brigade.

Components: One 22x34-inch map and 176 counters. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2016 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover ......$35.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-956048 WORLD AT WAR # 48: Duel in the North Wargame of Leningrad Campaign, Jun-Sep 1941. This design covers the campaign of Germany's Army Group North, from the border to Leningrad, during the first year of the war in the east. This game uses the same rules system as Sedan: The Decisive Battle for France, May 1940 (W24), Tobruk: Operation Crusader, Nov-Dec, 1941 (S&T 278), and Duel on the Steppe (S&T 285), with some occasional modifications appropriate to the scale and theater portrayed.

The map area portrays the Leningrad region of the Soviet Union, encompassing about 600 miles from east to west; each hexagon is about 12.5 miles. Soviet combat units are primarily divisions, the German units are divisions and Kampfgruppen and are color-coded by nationality and command affiliation. Combat units may represent from 2,000 to 14,000 men, and 50-400 armored vehicles.

Other Articles: The FBI at War; Third Battle of Changsha (China 1939); CAS in the ETO, 1944-45: Analysis of the crucial role of combat air support in the Allied drive across northwest Europe. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2016 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover available mid April 2016 ......$35.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-956049 WORLD AT WAR # 49: Gertrud 42 Operation Gertrud: The German Invasion of Turkey is a speculative two-player wargame about a German invasion of Turkey during World War II. The historical course of events during World War II precluded any likelihood that the Germans would invade their erstwhile ally, it is conceivable that a different turn of events could have precipitated a German blitzkrieg into Turkey.

The Turks were concerned about this possibility and they endeavored to remain neutral during the war. Unlike World War I, the Turks could not hope to hold Istanbul in the event of a war, and any incursion by one side (Axis or Allied) would certainly invite an incursion by the other. The Turks were most concerned about Soviets, but if Hitler had conceived a notion of invading Turkey, the Germans' most daunting challenge would be the Allied response, not necessarily the Turkish Army.

The Turks had been underestimated during the previous world war, and so it's anyone's guess how well they could have faced up to the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe.

Contents: One 22x34-inch map; 176 counters; and magazine with historical background. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2016 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available mid June 2016 ......$35.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-956050 WORLD AT WAR # 50: Zhukov's War Covers the pivotal middle period of the titanic struggle between Hitler's Germany and Stalin's USSR, from July 1942 - July 1943. Strategic options abound for both players; victory goes to the one best able to carry out the chosen strategy, while maintaining a reserve to contain sudden enemy action or exploit an opportunity.

The map covers the eastern front from Leningrad to the Sea of Azov at 20 miles per hex. Turns cover one month each for most of the year, two months during winter. Most units are Soviet armies and German divisions, plus a few Axis satellite corps. The turn sequence is built around the random drawing of chits to determine which player moves. Each chit drawn allows a player to both move and attack, but with a twist. One side allows the player to move first, then attack, the other side flips the sequence.

There are two twists to the mechanism. First, chits come in several varieties, with differing penalties or bonuses depending on the chit and the side chosen. Second, during certain turns, one player or the other gets bonuses, allowing selection of the first chit to open the action, and providing a different mix of chits reflecting the overall situation at that point in the war. Victory may occur at one of three times during the game; the end of the first German offensive, the end of the Soviet winter counteroffensive, and finally the end of the game, after the final German summer offensive.

Contents: Two 22x34-inch maps, 352 counters, and magazine with historical background. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2016 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available mid August 2016 ......$60.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-956051 WORLD AT WAR # 51: Malaya: Pacific Battles #4 Pacific Battles: Malaya is a wargame series of several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations in World War II. The system emphasizes the operational level of these campaigns, and deals with land and air operations. This is a two-player game. One player controls the Japanese, the other the Allies. is the fourth game in this series, and it covers the entire land-air campaign for the lower peninsula of Malaya, and the city of Singapore, December 1941 to February 1942. The other games in the series are Guadalcanal (# 23), Nomonhan (# 32), and Shanghai (# 42).

Contents: One 22 x 34 inch map, 280 counters, and magazine with historical background. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2016 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available mid October 2016 ......$35.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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2-999120 120 ALLIED COMMANDERS OF WORLD WAR II Osprey Men-At-Arms series, 8 color plates, text. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1982 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
GOOD-softcover, O/P, Inventory Clearance ......$18.00 with a discount of 50% old

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1-DG1635 SHANGHAI INCIDENT: Japan vs. China A faction of the Japanese military had been looking for an excuse to extend Japanese control deeper into the Chinese mainland. When several Chinese monks were beaten, this faction paid thugs to fan anti-Japanese activities in the Chinese sector of Shanghai. Seizing the 'opportunity,' a small force of naval infantry invaded Chapei, the all-Chinese northern section of the city of Shanghai. The Japanese had not counted on the quick reaction and effective fighting of the Nationalist Chinese forces from nearby Nanjing.

The initial Japanese thrust was thrown back quickly. It took repeated reinforcements over the next five weeks for the Japanese to push the Chinese out of the city and away from the Huangpo and Yangtze Rivers. Shanghai would become a major springboard for further Japanese advances, but the battle had taken its toll. This game covers those five weeks of fighting.

Shanghai Incident uses the Fire & Movement system designed around the realities of mechanized warfare, giving motorized and/or specially-trained units clear advantages. Players can augment units at the instant of combat with support fire, provided by weapons ranging from mortars through cannon and light ground attack aircraft to heavy bombers. A seemingly predictable assault can be overturned at the last minute by heavy defending fires, while even small units may develop tremendous offensive punch with the assistance of a heavy bombardment. Winning the battle is a matter of maneuver, firepower and asset management.

The Japanese military has greater overall skill and firepower, although the Chinese have two German-trained divisions. Both players have manpower limitations that are eased only when the Japanese player calls a pause to his offensive. Both sides therefore have to weigh time and space against numbers. The player who strikes the best balance will emerge the victor.

Scale: Players: 2; Level: Regiment; Hex: .625 miles (1 km)

Game Contents:
* 17x22-inch map
* 100 die-cut counters
* One Standard Rules booklet for this series
* One Exclusive Rules booklet for this title 1 vol, 4 pgs 2016 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available late May 2016 ......$20.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-DG1636 EL ALAMEIN: Wargame In August 1942, Erwin Rommel, the 'Desert Fox,' had just completed his masterpiece of the desert war, breaking the British Eighth Army at Gazala, capturing Tobruk, and driving deep into Egypt. The British reformed near El Alamein, just 90 miles from Alexandria.

After the repulse of a hasty attack in mid-July, Rommel orchestrated a more careful assault for the end of the month. His mobile troops were to swing wide into the desert to flank the British line and unhinge it. Eighth Army was waiting, forewarned by ULTRA intercepts. Its new commander, Bernard Montgomery, arrayed his armor along the ridge of Alam el Halfa. The German assault would pit the tactical finesse of Afrika Korps against greater numbers of tanks and guns. A German victory might complete the clearance of North Africa; a British victory could spell the end of Afrika Korps.

El Alamein uses the Fire & Movement system designed around the realities of mechanized warfare, giving motorized and/or specially-trained units clear advantages. Players can augment units at the instant of combat with support fire, provided by weapons ranging from mortars through cannon and light ground attack aircraft to heavy bombers.

A seemingly predictable assault can be overturned at the last minute by heavy defending fires, while even small units may develop tremendous offensive punch with the assistance of a heavy bombardment. Winning the battle is a matter of maneuver, firepower and asset management.

Game Contents: 17x22-inch map, 100 die-cut counters, One Standard Rules booklet for this series, and One Exclusive Rules booklet for this title.

Level: Brigade/Regiment; Hex: 1.5 miles (2.4 km) 1 vol, 4 pgs 2016 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-folio, available mid February 2016 ......$20.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-209010 Adam, Wilhelm WITH PAULUS AT STALINGRAD Colonel Wilhelm Adam, senior ADC to General Paulus, commander of the German 6th Army at Stalingrad, wrote a compelling and controversial memoir describing the German defeat, his time as a prisoner of war with Paulus, and his conversion to communism.

Now, for the first time, his German text has been translated into English. His account gives an intimate insight into events at the 6th Army headquarters during the advance to Stalingrad and the protracted and devastating battle for possession of the city.

In vivid detail he recalls the sharp personality clashes among the senior commanders and their intense disputes about tactics and strategy, but he also records the ordeal of the German troops trapped in the encirclement and his own role in the fighting. It offers a genuinely fresh perspective on the battle and reveals much about the prevailing attitudes and tense personal relationships of the commanders at Stalingrad and at Hitler's headquarters. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj ......$40.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-SS6099 Adcock, Al US Navy Ships Camouflage WWII, Part 1 Destroyers and Destroyer Escort, illustrated with116 b/w photos, 2 color photos, and over 30 colorrenderings/profiles. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2009 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
NEW-softcover ......$17.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-208680 Adkins, A.Z. Jr and Adkins, ANDREW III YOU CAN'T GET MUCH CLOSER THAN THIS: Combat with the 80th Blue Ridge Division in World War II Europe After graduating from The Citadel in May 1943, Andrew Adkins, Jr. immediately attended the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, where he was commissioned and sent on to the 80th Infantry Division, then undergoing its final training cycle in the California-Arizona desert. Upon reaching the division, 2d Lieutenant Adkins was assigned as an 81mm mortar section leader in Company H, 2d Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment.

When the 80th Infantry Division completed its training in December 1943, it was shipped in stages to the United Kingdom and then on to Normandy, where it landed on August 3, 1944. There, Lieutenant Adkins and his fellow soldiers took part in light hedgerow fighting that served to shake the division down and familiarize the troops and their officers with combat.

The first real test came on August 20, 1944, when the 2d Battalion, 317th Infantry, attacked high ground near Argentan during the Allied drive to seal huge German forces in the Falaise Pocket. While scouting for mortar positions in the woods, Andy Adkins ran into a group of Germans and shot one of them dead with his carbine.

This baptism in blood taught him the answer to a question every novice combatant wants to hear: He was cool under fire, capable of killing when facing the enemy. Thereafter, the 2d Battalion, 317th Infantry, took part in a succession of bloody battles across France. Ineptly led through the tenures of several battalion commanders, the unit suffered grievous losses even as it took hills and towns away from brave and well-led German veterans. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2015 UK, CASEMATE
NEW-softcover, available early June 2015 ......$19.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-193050 Alcidi Along the Neva: German Paratroops of the 1st Battalion; 3rd Fallschirmjager Regiment on the Russian Front - Sept.-Nov. 1941 130+color/black and white images, maps. This book presents in words and images the first operational use of German paratroopers in the Russian campaign, and also the first time they served as conventional infantry. Focusing specifically on the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Fallschirmjager Regiment, it describes the horrific weather, and unspeakable living and fighting conditions endured by these elite soldiers who were deployed in the trenches near the Neva River in northern Russia. Outnumbered in men and equipment, they fought bravely and with distinction, never faltering in their mission. Included with the operational history are recollections and reminiscences of surviving veterans. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2010 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
NEW-dj ......$70.00 with a discount of 10%

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1-194370 Alexander, Christine and Mason Kunze (eds.) EASTERN INFERNO: The Journals of a German Panzerjager on the Eastern Front, 1941-43 This book presents the remarkable personal journals of a German soldier who participated in Operation Barbarossa and subsequent battles on the Eastern Front, revealing the combat experience of the German-Russian War as seldom seen before.

Hans Roth was a member of the anti-tank (Panzerjager) battalion, 299th Infantry Division, attached to Sixth Army, as the invasion of Russia began. Writing as events transpired, he recorded the mystery and tension as the Germans deployed on the Soviet frontier in June 1941. Then a firestorm broke loose as the Wehrmacht tore across the front, forging into the primitive vastness of the East.

In these journals, attacks and counterattacks are described in 'you are there' detail, as Roth wrote privately, as if to keep himself sane, knowing that his honest accounts of the horrors in the East could never pass through Wehrmacht censors. When the Soviet counteroffensive of winter 1942 begins, his unit is stationed alongside the Italian 8th Army, and his observations of its collapse, as opposed to the reaction of the German troops sent to stiffen its front, are of special fascination.

Roth's three journals were discovered many years after his disappearance, tucked away in the home of his brother, with whom he was known to have had a deep bond. Hans Roth was doubtlessly working on a fourth journal before he was reported missing in action in July 1944 during the battle known as the Destruction of Army Group Center. Although Roth's ultimate fate remains unknown, what he did leave behind, now finally revealed, is an incredible firsthand account of the horrific war the Germans waged in Russia.

6x9 inches, illustrations. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2010 UK, Casemate Books
NEW-dj ......$33.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-203620 Aliev, Rostislav THE SIEGE OF BREST 1941: A Legend of Red Army Resistance on the Eastern Front On 22 June 1941, soon after 3am, the first German shells smashed into the Soviet frontier fortress of Brest - Hitler's Operation Barbarossa had begun. Across a massive front stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea, the Wehrmacht advanced, taking the Red Army by surprise, brushing aside the first stunned resistance, breaking through and taking thousands of prisoners, but the isolated stronghold of Brest held out.

The defenders trapped and without hope of relief, put up a tenacious resistance against an entire German division as the Soviet front collapsed behind them. The Germans had allowed twelve hours to secure the area, but it took them nine days. The heroic defense of Brest has become one of the legends of the Second World War on the Eastern Front, an example of selfless Soviet heroism in the face of Nazi aggression. Rotislav Aliev, in this gripping narrative, describes the fighting in vivid detail, hour by hour, and he strips away the myths and exaggerations that have grown up around this famous story. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid November 2013 ......$40.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-207300 Aliev, Rostislav SIEGE OF BREST 1941: The Red Army's Stand Against the Germans During Operation Barbarossa On 22 June 1941, the first German shells of Operation Barbarossa smashed into the Soviet frontier fortress of Brest. As the Wehrmacht advanced, taking the Red Army by surprise, the isolated stronghold of Brest held out in one of World War II's most legendary defenses. This graphic account chronicles the siege of Brest during the opening days of Operation Barbarossa.

Detailed, hour-by-hour reconstruction of the fighting, based on new archival research and eyewitness testimony; Describes how the Red Army garrison held out against a German division; And dispels the myths surrounding this remarkable story. Includes five maps and 45 b/w photos. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2015 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
NEW-softcover, available early March 2015 ......$20.00

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1-207410 Anglim, Simon ORDE WINGATE: Unconventional Warrior From the 1920s to the Twenty-First Century Major General Orde Wingate (1903-1944) was the most controversial British military commander of the Second World War, and perhaps of the last hundred years. He splits opinion among soldiers, academics, and writers seven decades after his death.

His exploits in Ethiopia and Burma, in particular his creation of the Chindits, special forces who were trained to use guerrilla tactics behind the Japanese lines, have made him into a key figure in the history of irregular warfare. But myths and misunderstandings tend to cloud understanding of Wingate's career. Anglim bases his work on a major study of Wingate's official and private papers, and those of his contemporaries, and he aims to provide the definitive guide to Wingate as a military commander. Includes 20 illustrations. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available late January 2015 ......$50.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-44640 anon HANDBOOK OF THE GERMAN ARMY, 1940 This is a comprehensive work focuses on the foot powered/horse drawn 1940's army, examines tactics, equipment, (85) plates, (50) appendices, pocket covers contain extensive TOE's. 1 vol, 417 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
NEW-hardcover reprint ......$50.00

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1-49980 anon INVASION EUROPE:The D-Day Landings British Official History of Operation Neptune, the Campaign in NW Europe & the invasion of the South of France, in (3) volumes with two map folders. 5 vol, 568 pgs 1994 LONDON, H.M.S.O. PUBLIS'G
NEW-hardcover in slipcase ......$75.00

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1-50970 anon HANDBOOK OF THE RUSSIAN ARMY 1940, THE Covers all details of the Red Army during the Russo-Finnish war, seizure of the Baltic States, and the first two years of the Russo-German war, many b/w plates of equipment, uniforms/decorations. 1 vol, 440 pgs 1998 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
NEW-hardcover ......$50.00

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1-65020 anon EARLY ORGANIZATION & TACTICS OF US TANK DESTROYERS US Publication FM 17-5, chapters cover training, command and control, security, offensive actions, defensive actions, company organization and more. 1 vol, 109 pgs 2001 US, NAFZIGER COLLLECTION
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1-65510 anon AMERICAN ARMORED DIVISION TACTICS US Publication FM 17-100, chapters cover training, command & control, security, offensive actions,defensive actions, company organization & more. 1 vol, 92 pgs 2001 US, NAFZIGER COLLLECTION
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1-29740 Anon, US War Department HANDBOOK ON GERMAN MILITARY FORCES Big 7.5x10.5 volume, covers every aspect of the German forces, a must for any serious WWII 'buff'. First produced by the US War Department, plenty of b/w illust, maps, drawings, color uniform plates. 1 vol, 635 pgs 2003 BATON ROUGE, LSU PRESS
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1-194420 Arena, Nino L'AERONAUTICA NAZIONALE REPUBBLICANA (Air War in Italy 1943-1945) REPUBLICAN NATIONAL AERONAUTICS: The Air War in Italy 1943-1945

The fascinating history of dramatic and little-known Italo-German aviation group that flew for the Axis after the armistice. Among the 600+ black and white photographs are five pages of color uniform and badge illustrations and one page of color profiles or aircraft and figures. (Italian text) 1 vol, 560 pgs 2010 ITALY, ERMANNO ALBERTELLI EDITORE
NEW-hardcover (Italian text) ......$55.00

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1-198940 Armstrong Richard N. Red Army Tank Commanders: The Armored Guards Written by a former member of the US Army military intelligence, this book is a lenghty and in-depth analisys of the life and deeds of the Soviet commander who leaded the six Guard Tank Armies: Katukov (1st GTA), Bogdanov (2nd GTA), Rybalko (the 'Soviet Patton', 3rd GTA), Leylushenko (4th GTA), Rotmistrov (commanding the 5th GTA at Prokorovkha!) and Kravchenko (6th GTA).
Except for Rotmistrov (thanks to his involvement in the culminating point of Zitadelle) all the other names are probably unfamiliar to all but few people, even among those interested in the history of the Russo-German war of 1941-45. Recently the situation has somewhat improved, but even today is difficult to dispel the myth that only the Nazi Army had 'real' generals, their Soviet counterparts being skilled only at the very top of the military structure (thus the focus on the 'usual' Zhukov, Koniev and Rokossovsky), while at the operational and tactical level the Red Army was lead by faceless robots alway following orders, and more inclined in launchhing costly human wave attacks than dealing seriously with the art of war.

1 vol, 0 pgs 2004 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-35604 Arnold, James and Wiener, Roberta OPERATION OVERLORD, Vol. 4: Utah Beach & US Airborne A1 size at 8.25x11.75 inches. Each O/B describes organization, fighting formations down to battalion level, divisional and corps support units, and includes four color maps.

Nice concise overview. One page profiles of army, corp, and each US division AND each regiment of US units (through to the end of the war) that landed at Utah Beach and beyond (airborne units), with color maps of where each unit went after the landing. Includes tactical battle descriptions for various units. 1 vol, 32 pgs 1994 UK, RAVELIN
NEW-softcover in stock INVENTORY REDUCTION 75% OFF ......$12.00 with a discount of 75% old

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1-210490 Atkin, Malcolm FIGHTING NAZI OCCUPATION: British Resistance 1939 - 1945 When Winston Churchill made his 'we shall never surrender' speech in 1940 he was speaking in the knowledge that Britain's Secret Intelligence Service was planning a civilian British resistance movement to mobilize after the country had been occupied. Britain's planning for clandestine warfare developed out of a fierce battle between the Secret Intelligence Service and the War Office for the control of guerrilla warfare and conflicting ideas over the legitimacy of armed civilians.

A multilayered system of secret organizations was the result. The Auxiliary Units are the best known of these 'ungentlemanly' forces, but in this perceptive new study based on painstaking original research, Malcolm Atkin clearly demonstrates that they were never intended as a resistance organization. Instead, they were designed as a short-term guerrilla force, whilst their Special Duties Branch was designed to spy on the British public as much as any Nazi invader. Meanwhile, deep in the shadows, was the real resistance organization - Section VII of SIS.

Malcolm Atkin's conclusions will cause controversy among military historians and will change our understanding of the preparations made in Britain to resist Nazi occupation in WWII. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available mid February 2016 ......$35.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-204700 Bagdonas, Raymond THE DEVIL'S GENERAL: The Life of Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz - The Panzer Graf Bio of the most highly decorated German regimental commander of World War II, known as the 'Panzer Graf' (Armored Count). Strachwitz first won the Iron Cross in the WWI. After fighting with the Freikorps and in between the wars, he served with the 1st Panzer Division when the Polish campaign inaugurated World War II.

His exploits as commander of a panzer battalion earned him further decorations during the French campaign. Transferred to the newly formed 16th Panzer Division, he participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia and then Operation Barbarossa where he earned the Knight's Cross. During the advance on Stalingrad, he won the Oak Leaves for destroying 270 Soviet tanks at Kalach. Now commander of a regiment, he reached the Volga and fought ferociously on the northern rim of Sixth Army's perimeter until wounded and flown out.

Upon recuperation, he was named commander of the Grossdeutschland Division's panzer regiment, and won the Swords to the Knight's Cross during Manstein's counteroffensive at Kharkov. After fighting through Kursk and the ensuing defensive battles, he was transferred the next year to Army Group North where he won the Diamonds to the Knight's Cross at Narva.

Wounded 12 times during the war, and barely surviving a lethal car crash, he was finally able to surrender to the Americans in May 1945.

This would be a nice historical supplement for those of you who play the boardgame Fighting Formations: Grossdeutschland Division. 1 vol, 376 pgs 2014 US, Casemate
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1-212780 Bagdonas, Raymond THE DEVIL'S GENERAL: The Life of Hyazinth Graf von Strachwitz, The Panzer Graf Bio of the most highly decorated German regimental commander of World War II, known as the 'Panzer Graf' (Armored Count). An aristocratic Silesian, whose ancestors had faced the Mongols at Leipzig, Strachwitz first won the Iron Cross in WWI. After fighting with the Freikorps and in between the wars, he was serving with the 1st Panzer Division when the Polish campaign inaugurated World War II.

Leading from the front, his exploits as commander of a panzer battalion earned him further decorations during the French campaign. Transferred to the newly formed 16th Panzer Division, he participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia and then Operation Barbarossa where he earned the Knight's Cross. The following year, during the advance on Stalingrad, he won the Oak Leaves for destroying 270 Soviet tanks at Kalach. Now commander of a regiment, he reached the Volga and fought ferociously on the northern rim of Sixth Army's perimeter. Severely wounded during the battles, he was flown out of the Stalingrad pocket and was thus spared the fate of the rest of Sixth Army.

Upon recuperation, he was named commander of the Grossdeutschland Division's panzer regiment, and won the Swords to the Knight's Cross during Manstein's counteroffensive at Kharkov. After fighting through Kursk and the ensuing defensive battles, he was transferred the next year to Army Group North where he won the Diamonds to the Knight's Cross at Narva.

For the rest of the war, sandwiched around a stay in hospital, he commanded ad hoc battlegroups, and pioneered the formation of 'tank hunter brigades,' consisting of deep-penetration infantry armed with panzerfausts and other demolitions who would ambush Soviet tanks. Wounded 12 times during the war, and barely surviving a lethal car crash, he was finally able to surrender to the Americans in May 1945. 1 vol, 376 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE
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1-20570 Barber, Noel SINSTER TWILIGHT, A:The Fall of Singapore 1942 Story of the seventy day nightmare, from the first Japanese landings 12/41 to the surrender 2/42. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2003 LONDON, CASSELL PRESS
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1-201760 Barbier, M.K. KURSK - The Greatest Tank Battle In July 1943, the German Army launched what proved to be its last great offensive on the Eastern Front. Kursk is a comprehensive history of the last time that Germany held the strategic initiative in the war against the Soviet Union. Once that initiative was lost, a vengeful Red Army set the course for the eventual destruction of the Nazi state. Kursk shows how a bitter struggle developed between the German and Soviet forces, which sucked in huge numbers of tanks, and men into a small area, becoming the greatest armored battle of the war.

The Red Army of 1943 was very different from the force that reeled before the German onslaught in 1941, and its newfound professionalism and greater numbers wore down the attackers until all their momentum (and the battle) was lost. The final chapter discusses the full implications of the battle for the Germans and Russians.

The book's authoritative text is complemented with detailed maps that explain the troop movements that took place during the battle. It also includes appendices with information on orders of battle, losses and equipment. Kursk is an expert account of the moment when the Nazi state lost the initiative against the USSR and how then the course was set for the eventual destruction of Nazi Germany. 200 photos. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2013 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-213280 Barnaky, Peter PANTHER ON THE BATTLEFIELD 2: World War Two Photobook Series Another book in the photo series, this one is volume 2 with 105 photos of the Panther in action. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2017 UK, PEKO PUBLISHING
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1-200101 Barratt, Stephen ZHITOMIR-BERDICHEV: V1 German Operations West of Kiev 24 December 1943-31 January 1944 This history is being published in two separate volumes, which together will cover operations that took place between 24 December 1943 and 31 January 1944. This first volume describes events until 9 January 1944, during which period the German forces were pushed back forcibly under the weight of the Soviet offensive, and includes 140 detailed daily situation maps in color to allow the reader to follow operations as they developed day by day. The maps are presented in a separately bound map book to aid the reader's use of the study.

The second volume will cover the period from 10 to 31 January 1944 and will describe the series of counterattacks undertaken by the Germans as they tried desperately to stabilize a situation that had already slipped beyond their control. 24 b/w photos, 140 color maps in separately-bound mapbook.

For the first time, here is a detailed and well-researched history of the important but neglected operation that was to be the beginning of the liberation of western Ukraine. Based on the unpublished records of the German 1st and 4th Panzer Armies, and supplemented by comprehensive mapping and order of battle data, this book provides an authoritative, detailed, and day-by-day account of German operations as they developed in response to the Soviet offensive. It also gives a vivid insight into the planning and decision-making of the German Army field commands in conducting not only a mobile defense, but also a series of counterattacks which, in the final analysis, could do little more than provide a temporary respite in the face of the growing strength and skill of the Red Army. 2 vol, 472 pgs 2012 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-200102 Barratt, Stephen ZHITOMIR-BERDICHEV: Vol. 2 - German Operations West of Kiev 24 December 1943-31 January 1944 This is the second volume of a two-volume set, which together comprise a detailed and well-researched history of the important but neglected operation that was to be the beginning of the liberation of western Ukraine.

On 24 December 1943, the Red Army launched the first of a series of winter offensives against the German Army Group South under von Manstein, the overall object of which was to liberate western Ukraine from occupation. This first offensive is known to Soviet historians as the Zhitomir-Berdichev operation.

Based on the unpublished records of the German 1st and 4th Panzer Armies, and supplemented by comprehensive mapping and order of battle data, this book provides an authoritative, detailed, day-by-day account of German operations as they developed in response to the Soviet offensive. It also provides a vivid insight into the planning and decision-making of the German Army field commands in conducting not only a mobile defense, but also a series of counterattacks, which, in the final analysis, could do little more than provide a temporary respite in the face of the growing strength and skill of the Red Army.

Volume 2 includes the appendices, which provide order of battle details for both sides, and comes with a separately bound book of 253 detailed daily situation maps in color to allow the reader to follow operations as they developed day by day.

The first volume, already available from Helion, described operations until 9 January 1944, during which period the German forces were pushed back forcibly under the weight of the Soviet offensive. Together this two-volume set comprises a groundbreaking survey, which is likely to set a new standard for future studies of operational combat on the Eastern Front. 1 vol, 616 pgs 2014 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-200610 Barron, Leo and Cygan, Don NO SILENT NIGHT - The Christmas Battle for Bastogne On Christmas Eve 1944, the Luftwaffe unleashed the full fury of its remaining bomber force on Bastogne -- the center of Allied resistance to the German Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhein) offensive. The battle for Bastogne would become the climactic event of the Battle of the Bulge saga: a rapid-fire, desperate assault by overwhelming German armored might against a desperate defense by ragged and weapons-strapped GIs trapped in the city.

For hundreds of German and American soldiers facing off in the siege, the events of Christmas 1944 would destroy any sense of holiness and peace on earth. For the soldiers on both sides, and for the brave people of Bastogne, this would be no silent night. Many b/w illust and maps, including four very detailed maps down to the positions of individual AFVs.

Good tactical descriptions on almost minute-by-minute basis. Reads well, if a little fragmented due to many really short sections (between half and page and half on average) per chapter. Still, well researched and quite interesting on how the US troops stopped the Germans from taking Bastogne. This just screams out for skirmish- or squad-level wargaming! 1 vol, 432 pgs 2012 US, NAL Publishing
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1-207290 Baumer, Robert W AACHEN: The US Army's Battle for Charlemagne's City in World War II By September 1944, the Allied advance across France and Belgium had turned into attrition along the German frontier. Standing between the Allies and the Third Reich's industrial heartland was the city of Aachen, once the ancient seat of Charlemagne's empire and now firmly entrenched within Germany's Siegfried Line fortifications. The city was on the verge of capitulating until Hitler forbade surrender.

Dramatic story of the American battle for Aachen, the first city on German soil to fall to the Allies in World War II; Chronicles the six weeks of hard combat for the city, culminating in eight days of fighting in the streets; and details the involvement of some of the US Army's finest units, including the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One), the 30th Infantry Division (Roosevelt's SS), and the 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels) . 1 vol, 416 pgs 2015 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-194200 Baxter, Ian Operation Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia -Images of War Series 7.5 x 9.75 inches, 300 b/w photographs.

The latest book in the Images of War series uses over 300 rare contemporary photographs to capture the scale, intensity, and brutality of the fighting that was unleashed on June 22, 1941. No less than 4.5 million men of the Axis Power advanced on a 2,900 kilometer front. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-203510 Baxter, Ian AFRIKA-KORPS: Images of War Series Afrika Korps is an illustrated record of Field-Marshal Erwin Rommel and his desert troops that fought in North Africa against British and Commonwealth forces between 1941 and 1943. Using previously rare and unpublished photographs, many of which have come from the albums of individuals who took part in the desert campaign, it presents a unique visual account of the famous Afrika-Korps' operations and equipment. Thanks to an informative caption with every photograph, the book portrays how the German Army fought across the uncharted and forbidding desert wilderness of North Africa.

The book also examines how Rommel and his Afrika Korps were so successful and includes an analysis of desert war tactics which Rommel himself had created. These tactics quickly won the Afrika Korps a string of victories between 1941 and 1942.

The photographs that accompany the book are a fascinating collection that depicts life in the Afrika Korps as seen through the lens of the ordinary soldier. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2013 UK, PEN and SWORD
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1-204010 Baxter, Ian WAFFEN SS ON THE WESTERN FRONT: Images of War This book in the popular Images of War series covers the deeds of the Waffen-SS on the Western Front during the Second World War. With extensive text and in-depth captions with many rare and unpublished photographs, it describes the fighting tactics, the uniforms, the battles and the different elements that went into making the Waffen-SS such an elite fighting unit. It traces how the Waffen-SS carefully built up their assault forces utilizing all available reserves and resources into a ruthlessly effective killing machine.

It depicts how this awesome military formation grew to be used in offensive and then in defensive battles, and provides much historical information and facts about the weapons and all the components that fought on Western Front. The reader learns how the Waffen-SS battled their way through the Low Countries and the Balkans. After D-Day they played a key role in Normandy and fought at Arnhem, in the Ardennes and shifted from one disintegrating part of the front to another in a drastic attempt to stabilize the crumbling war effort.

The Waffen-SS on the Western Front 1940 - 1945 provides an excellent insight into one of the most effective fighting formations in military history. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-204930 Baxter, Ian WAFFEN ON THE EASTERN FRONT 1941-1945 - Images of War Series This book in the popular Images of War series covers the deeds of the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front during the World War II. With extensive text and in-depth captions with many rare and unpublished photographs it is an absorbing analysis of the part they played on the Eastern Front.

It reveals in detail how this elite band of men fought during the opening phase of Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia, how it supported and took part in the victory at Kharkov, Demyansk and other battles in the Soviet Union. The book reveals the Waffen-SS's role at Kursk and how it was forced to withdraw in the face of overwhelming enemy superiority and was rushed from one danger zone to another to plug gaps in the front.

Often these troops faced an enemy 10 times their strength and it was for this reason they were feared and respected by their enemy. Although by early May 1945, the Waffen SS was all but destroyed, having battled across half Russia and gone on to protect the withdrawals of the rest of the German Army to the very gates of Berlin. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-208010 Baxter, Ian GERMAN ARMY ON THE EASTERN FRONT: The Advance -- Images Of War Series The Advance is a highly illustrated record of the extraordinary feat of arms that saw the Nazi armies drive deep into the vast terrain of the Soviet Union, to the gates of Stalingrad and Moscow. It traces the campaign from these hopeful beginnings until, on the brink of victory, the defenders and the winter contrived to slow and then halt the advance. It vividly conveys the appalling conditions endured by the invaders. By early 1943 the German advance finally petered out, leaving some 1.5 million dead from the battle of Stalingrad alone. The long and costly retreat was about to begin. Includes 250 photos. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-211170 Baxter, Ian GERMAN ARMY ON THE EASTERN FRONT: The Retreat 1943-1945 -- Images of War After the defeat at Stalingrad in January 1943, the German Army's front lines were slowly smashed to pieces by the growing might of the Soviet Army. Yet these soldiers continued to fight gallantly. Even after the failed battle of the Kursk in the summer of 1943, and then a year later when the Russians launched their mighty summer offensive, code names Operation Bagration, the German Army continued to fight on, withdrawing under constant enemy ground and air bombardments.

As the final months of retreat were played out on the Eastern Front in early 1945, it depicts how the once vaunted German Army, with diminishing resources, withdrew back across the Polish/German frontier to Berlin itself. Usual plethora of photos. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-194191 Bellec, Olivier 1940 Le Soldat Francais: Vol 1: France 1940 Army Catalog Uniforms, Equipments, Weapons, and Insignia Oversize 9 x 12 inches, 578 images.

Thanks to more than ten years of research and analysis of military archives, pictures, and equipment, Bellec reviews all the uniforms, weapons, and equipment used by infantrymen, gunners, troopers, sappers, and medics in the continental and Scandinavian theaters of operations. The items are shown in color with all the details needed for clear identification. Because of the unequaled range and the variety of the items presented -- some of which are very rare -- this work is a must for all French 1940 memorabilia collectors. This book is also important for those interested in WWI equipment because of the numbers of items inherited from this period and the detailed presentation of the tools, harnesses, small items of equipment, and collective weapons. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2010 France, Histoire and Collections
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1-194192 Bellec, Olivier 1940 Le Soldat Francais: Vol 2: France 1940 Army Catalog Uniforms, Equipments, Weapons, and Insignia Thanks to more than 10 years of research and analysis of military archives, pictures, and equipment, Bellec reviews all the uniforms, weapons, and equipment used by infantrymen, gunners, troopers, sappers, and medics in the continental and Scandinavian theaters of operations.

The items are shown in color with all the details needed for clear identification. Because of the unequaled range and the variety of the items presented -- some of which are very rare -- this work is a must for all French 1940 memorabilia collectors. This book is also important for those interested in WWI equipment because of the numbers of items inherited from this period and the detailed presentation of the tools, harnesses, small items of equipment, and collective weapons.

Oversized at 9 x 12 inches, it contains a whopping 884 images. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2011 France, Histoire and Collections
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1-89180 Bennett, David MAGNIFICENT DISASTER, A:Failuer of Market Garden Known as Hitler's last victory by some, this is a complete, balanced and comprehensive account of all the combatants including all three Corps of the British 2nd Army. Maps/photos, biblio, index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2008 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-207070 Bergstrom, Christer THE ARDENNES: 1944-1945 Hitler's Winter Offensive In December 1944, just as World War II appeared to be winding down, Hitler shocked the world with a powerful German counteroffensive that cracked the center of the American front. The attack came through the Ardennes, the hilly and forested area in eastern Belgium and Luxembourg that the Allies had considered a 'quiet' sector. Instead, for the second time in the war, the Germans used it as a stealthy avenue of approach for their panzers.

Much of US First Army was overrun, and thousands of prisoners were taken as the Germans forged a 50-mile bulge into the Allied front. But in one small town, Bastogne, American paratroopers, together with remnants of tank units, offered dogged resistance. Meanwhile the rest of Eisenhower's broad front strategy came to a halt as Patton, from the south, and Hodges, from the north, converged on the enemy incursion. Yet it would take an epic, six-week-long winter battle, the bloodiest in the history of the US Army, before the Germans were finally pushed back.

Includes re-evaluations of tank and personnel casualties and the most accurate picture yet of what really transpired.

The Ardennes Offensive has often been described from the American point of view; however, this balanced book devotes equal attention to the perspectives of both sides. With nearly 400 photos, numerous maps, and 32 superb color profiles of combat vehicles and aircraft, it provides perhaps the most comprehensive look at the battle yet published. 1 vol, 508 pgs 2014 US, CASEMATE
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1-208090 Bernad, Denes MAGYAR WARRIORS: Volume 1 -- The History of the Royal Hungarian Armed Forces 1919-1945 The Hungarian armed forces (known as the Honvedseg) were built up in the 1930s, their expansion gaining momentum once Hungary became free of the strict post-WWI Trianon treaty limitations in August 1938. Politically, Hungary was looking for a strong ally, who would help it to recover at least some of the territories containing sizable Magyar ethnic populations that had been lost after the First World War. Initially, in the mid-1930s, Italy gave political assistance and supplied military material, then - on the eve of WWII - Germany also lent support.

In November 1938, Hungary managed to peacefully recover a chunk of its former territory from Czechoslovakia, followed by the Sub-Carpathian area during a brief border war in March 1939, then the northern part of Transylvania from Rumania in August 1940.

Later, in April 1941, the Bachka region and parts of Baranya were also taken back from the dismembered Yugoslavia in a swift military action. The rub was that Hungary was sucked into the cauldron of the Eastern front, and soon the Honveds (Hungarian soldiers) found themselves deep in Soviet territory, outgunned and outnumbered by the Red Army.

Later on, from August 1944, the beleaguered Honvedseg had to fight against the mighty Soviet army in defense of its own territory. Alongside tiny Croatia, Hungary remained the last German ally up to the bitter end.

Includes 500 b/w photos, 43 tables, and 13 maps. 1 vol, 404 pgs 2015 UK, HELION & CO
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1-213471 Bernad, Denes MAGYAR WARRIORS VOLUME 1: The History of the Royal Hungarian Armed Forces 1919-1945 This comprehensive reference, to be published in two volumes, and the fruit of over 20 years of research, strives to provide a complete picture of the Hungarian armed forces between the years 1919-1945. It starts with a brief history of the Magyars, describes the political situation in Hungary before and during WWII, the building of the armed forces, the growth of domestic arms manufacturers, the organization of the armed forces units, and how they changed during the war. The various campaigns of the war are described in great detail, illustrated with many photographs and maps.

This first volume contains approximately 550 photographs, many previously unpublished, as well as numerous tables and maps of the various campaigns. The authors drew on official Hungarian and German archives, and a multitude of private sources, both from individuals living in Hungary and Hungarian emigres from the Western Diaspora.

Volume 2 will cover all small arms, artillery, soft-skin and armored vehicles, motorcycles, aircraft, insignia, markings, and camouflage of armored vehicles and aircraft, both of Hungarian indigenous design and those supplied by Germany and Italy, complete with technical data, production and delivery figures. An extensive selection of b/w photographs and color plates will be included.

The Hungarian armed forces (known as the Honvedseg) were built up in the 1930s, their expansion gaining momentum once Hungary became free of the strict post-WWI Trianon treaty limitations in August 1938. Politically, Hungary was looking for a strong ally, who would help it to recover at least some of the territories containing sizable Magyar ethnic populations lost after WWI. Initially, in the mid-1930s, Italy gave political assistance and supplied military material, then - on the eve of WWII - Germany also lent support.

In November 1938, Hungary managed to peacefully recover a chunk of its former territory from Czechoslovakia, followed by the Sub-Carpathian area during a brief border war in March 1939, then the northern part of Transylvania from Rumania in August 1940.

Later, in April 1941, the Bachka region and parts of Baranya were also taken back from the dismembered Yugoslavia, in a swift military action. The rub was that Hungary was sucked into the cauldron of the Eastern front, and soon the Honveds (Hungarian soldiers) found themselves deep in Soviet territory, outgunned and outnumbered by the Red Army. Later on, from August 1944, the beleaguered Honvedseg had to fight against the mighty Soviet army in defense of its own territory. Alongside tiny Croatia, Hungary remained the last German ally up to the bitter end. 1 vol, 404 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-78270 Bessonov, Evgeni TANK RIDER: INTO THE REICH WITH THE RED ARMY Memoir, b/w photos, 6 maps 1 vol, 245 pgs 2003 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-90050 Bilder, Michael and James G. FOOT SOLDIER FOR PATTON, A The Story of a Red Diamond Infantryman with the U.S. Third Army. Frank account of the infantry experience in Northern Europe. A brutally honest depiction of day-to-day combat in WWII, maps. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2008 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-203020 Bilton, David THE GERMANS IN FLANDERS: 1917-1918 -- Images of War Series The third volume covers the battles in Flanders against the Belgians, French, and British over a 23-month period. Written using primary and secondary sources, it covers all the engagements. The major part of the book covers the Flandern-Schlacht of July to November 1917; a battle viewed by the Germans as harder fought and more costly than the Somme, Arras, and Verdun. Each phase and aspect of the period is detailed from the German point of view.

The book will be in four sections: detailed text; around 250 photos (that are interspersed into the text with captions), a chronological order of events in Flanders and a section on the German divisions that fought there. Where relevant material from the German home front is included and the illustrations, many of which have not been published before, also show how the towns and villages of the area have changed. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2013 UK, PEN and SWORD
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1-87730 Bishop, Chris PANZERGRENADIER DIVISIONS 1939-1945 Illustrated with 280 color & b/w illust/photos it covers every division. Essential vehicle guide and organized by division/formation date, 7.5x9.5. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2007 UK, AMBER PUBLICATIONS
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1-87740 Bishop, Chris WAFFEN SS DIVISIONS 1939-1945 Illustrated with 280 color and b/w illust/photos it covers every division. Essential vehicle guide and organized by division/formation date, 7.5x9.5. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2007 UK, AMBER PUBLICATIONS
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1-88520 Bishop, Chris SS HITLERS'S FOREIGN DIVISIONS 1940-1945 SS: Hitler's Foreign Divisions is an in-depth examination of the approximately 350,000 foreign who opted to fight for the Third Reich. A unit-by-unit history, structure and combat records. 1 vol, 191 pgs 2005 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-205030 Blackwell, Ian FIFTH ARMY IN ITALY 1943-1945: A Coalition at War The US Fifth Army first saw action during the Salerno Landings in September 1943. While commanded by US Lieutenant General Mark Clark, from the outset one of its two Corps was the X (British) Corps and the other VI (US) Corps.

The multi-national composition of Fifth Army included the French Expeditionary Corps, the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, the South African Armored Division, the Italian Co-Belligerent forces, formations from the New Zealand Corps, and the 4th Indian Division.

Clark's Fifth Army was itself part of the Fifteenth Army Group, commanded by Field Marshal Alexander. Alexander's light and diplomatic touch oiled the wheels of this uneasy arrangement but inevitably, there were tensions and disagreements that threatened success.

The low priority accorded to Italy as compared with OVERLORD and NW Europe did not help matters. Seen as a backwater, crack units were taken away and insufficient resources allocated to the Italian Campaign. This combined with the tenacity of the Germans, the difficult terrain and the harsh climate caused real problems. Allied morale was at times particularly brittle and suffered from high desertion rates. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-194640 Blair, Bobby C. & Decioccio, John Peter Victory At Peleliu: The 81st Infantry Division's Pacific Campaign When the 1st Marine Division began its invasion of Peleliu in September 1944, the operation in the South Pacific was to take but four days. In fact, capturing this small coral island in the Palaus with its strategic airstrip took two months and involved some of the bloodiest fighting of WWII in the Pacific. Rather than the easy conquest they were led to expect, the Marines who landed on Peleliu faced a war of attrition from the island's Japanese defenders, who had dug tunnels and fortified the island's rugged terrain. When the Marines' advance stalled after a week of heavy casualties, the 'Wildcats' of the 81st Infantry Division were called in, at first as support. Eventually, the 1st Marines Division was evacuated and the 81st Infantry secured the island. Previous accounts of the battle have focused on the 1st Marines, but Blair and DeCioccio offer a revised assessment of the contributions of the 81st.
1 vol, 320 pgs 2011 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-66666 Bolanos, Roberto Malor Bagration: The Soviet Offensive 1944 Covers the destruction of the German Army Group Center in Russia 1944. Includes color plates. 1 vol, 140 pgs 2011 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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1-956037 Bomba, Ty WORLD AT WAR 37: Bloody Ridge: Guadalcanal, Sept 1941 Bloody Ridge: Guadalcanal is a purpose-designed solitaire wargame of low complexity simulating the climactic Japanese night attack of that date. The attacked was aimed at nothing less than the capture of Henderson Field and the annihilation of the entire US ground force on the island.

You are on the offensive, commanding the Japanese attack force that's attempting to break through the US Marine defense. The rules system, with your help in handling the mechanics of the process, runs the Marine defense. You win by exiting one or more Japanese units off the north edge of the map, or by eliminating the 1st Marine Division headquarters.

Each game turn equals two hours. Each hexagon represents 125 yards from side to opposite side. Each unit-counter represents a fire-team, squad, platoon, company or some other similarly sized ad hoc grouping of infantry and/or support weapons. The effect of the historically important off-map USMC field artillery is covered by the bombardment rules.

Components: One 22x34-inch map and 228 counters. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2014 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-956039 Bomba, Ty WORLD AT WAR 39: France Fights On This alternative history wargame examines the strategic and operational possibilities inherent in the campaign that would've occurred within France in June 1940 if that country's government had resolved not to give up, as it did historically.

The assumption is that they instead chose to evacuate as much of the French Army as possible to France d'Outre Mer (Algeria). The resultant campaign, then, is one of strategic retreat and pursuit. The German player must try to destroy as much of the evacuating French force as possible, while keeping his own losses to a minimum in doing so.

Both sides' orders of battle are entirely historical. The game length is held to only one month because, had the Germans not triumphed in that amount of time, the delay thereby caused to their plans for the next year would've then amounted to a major defeat in itself in the wider war.

Each game turn represents two days. Each hex represents eight miles (13 km) from side to opposite side.

One 22x34-inch map, 88 counters (plus bonus variants).
1 vol, 62 pgs 2014 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-956040 Bomba, Ty WORLD AT WAR 40: Rampage & Stalingrad Cauldron Special Two Game Issue

Rampage is purpose-designed solitaire wargame that covers the fighting in northwest Europe from the time of the Argentan-Falaise encirclement in mid-August 1944 through the end of September. You actively commands the Allied forces, while the rules system directs you in the handling of German forces. You win by accumulating victory points via seizure of key areas on the map.

Stalingrad Cauldron is purpose-designed solitaire wargame that covers the fighting in the areas of German Army Groups A and D on from the time of Sixth Army's encirclement late in November 1942 through to its destruction at the end of January 1943. The single player actively commands the Soviet forces, while the rules system directs the player in the deployment of the Axis (German, Italian and Hungarian) forces. The player wins by accumulating victory points by achieving the destruction of Sixth Army's component corps and the seizure of key areas around the map.

One 22x34-inch map and 228 counters.

Magazine includes articles: Armor on New Guinea and Women at War (both the Allied and Axis). 1 vol, 62 pgs 2015 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-956045 Bomba, Ty WORLD AT WAR # 45: Panzers East (Solitaire) Panzers East Solitaire (PES) is simulation that covers the advance of Germany's Army Group Center, starting on the first day of Operation Barbarossa and potentially extending to the last day of August later that same summer. The design supports both strict historical and alternative history explorations. That is, at the end of July, when the AGC offensive was historically shut down in favor of supporting extended drives by the flanking army groups, it's possible that, if you've done better up to then than your historical counterpart, Hitler may authorize a continued and immediate advance on Moscow. You command the German forces while the system directs the handling of Soviet forces. You win or lose based on the timely seizure of key areas on the map.

Each game turn equals one-third of a month. Each hexagon represents 16 miles (24 km) from side to opposite side. Components: One 22x34-inch map and 280 counters. Magazine included. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2015 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-956046 Bomba, Ty WORLD AT WAR # 46: Yamato Unleashed US forces returned to the Philippines in October 1944. In a desperate attempt to halt the US landings, the remnants of the Japanese fleet sortied. While the last carriers, with only a few planes between them, drew off the massive US carrier strike force, a flotilla of Japanese battleships and cruisers descended on the American invasion fleet in Leyte Gulf. As the Japanese ships rounded the island of Samar, they ran into two task forces of US escort carriers.

Yamato Unleashed picks up the action at this point. The Japanese player must push through the carrier groups and get heavy ships off the edge of the map, where they will find the American transports. The US player must fight for time, using carrier aircraft and light vessels, destroyers and destroyer escorts, to delay the Japanese until a squadron of US battleships arrive to even the odds. Historically the Japanese turned and ran; it might not work out that well this time.

Each counter represents a single ship, or a fighter, dive bomber, or torpedo squadron, each hex is a nautical mile, and each turn is 12 minutes. Ships are rated for main guns, secondary guns, torpedoes, armor, speed, and maneuverability. Hits can cause general damage, start fires, slow a ship, or cause a catastrophic explosion. Simple mechanics and a quick combat resolution keep the game moving.

Components: One 22x34-inch map and 228 counters.

Includes magazine with main article supplemented with articles on: Biological Warfare at Stalingrad, The Alpine Redoubt 1945, and Campaign for North Africa. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2015 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-64930 Booth, Terry HANDBOOK OF GERMAN MILITARY SYMBOLS/ABBREVIATIONS The only English language book that looks at allthe known WWII German symbols used in the 1943-45period, simple and clear cut format, bibio, index. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2001 UK, HELION & COMPANY
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1-GMT1501 Borg, Richard TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: 2nd edition Triumph and Tragedy is a geopolitical strategy game for 3 players (also playable by 2) covering the competition for European supremacy during the period 1935-45 between Capitalism (the West), Communism (the Soviet Union) and Fascism (the Axis). It has diplomatic, economic, technological and military components, and can be won by gaining economic hegemony or technological supremacy (A-bomb), or by vanquishing a rival militarily.

The 22x34-inch area map covers Eurasia to India and the Urals, with the Americas and the eastern British Empire represented abstractly. Military units are 1/2-inch blocks, of 7 types (Infantry, Tank, Fortress, Air Force, Carrier, Fleet, and Submarine), in 6 different colors (Germany, Italy, Russia, Britain, France, and USA). The mix of approximately 200 blocks allows great flexibility of force composition. There is a 55-card Action deck and a 55-card Investment deck, plus 30 Peace Dividend chits and 50 markers of various types.

The game starts in 1935, with all three Great Powers virtually disarmed: Germany has repudiated the Versailles Peace Treaty, initiating an arms race in Europe. With blocks, the nature of military buildups remain unknown to rivals unless/until military conflict breaks out. The game may end peacefully or there may be war. There are game sanctions for attacking neutral minors or declaring war on an opponent, and rewards for remaining peaceful (you get a Peace Dividend chit of value 0-2 for every year you remain at Peace).

Triumph and Tragedy is a true 3-sided game: there is no requirement that the West and Russia be on the same side (and in fact there are valid reasons to attack each each other), and only one player can win the game. Table talk is allowed (and encouraged) but agreements are not enforceable. Alliances are shifting and cooperation is undependable. The game can continue as an economic battle of attrition or a sudden military explosion can change everything. There is immense replayability as players can pursue dominance in Europe via land, sea or air military superiority, technological supremacy, or economic hegemony without rivals realizing their strategy until it is too late! It is a highly interactive, tense, fast-moving game with little downtime between player turns, covering the crucial geopolitical decade of the 20th century in 4-6 hours.

COMPONENTS
* One full-color die-cut countersheet
* One 22x34 mounted map
* Two sheets of labels
* 208 wooden blocks
* Game Record Sheet
* Rulebook
* Playbook
* 55-card Action Deck
* 55-Card Investment Deck
* Three Player Aid Cards

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A clever game of cards and wooden blocks and one of the few balanced three-player boardgames. The description above only touches on the cleverness of the design. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-211340 Borowslim Tomasz LAST BLOOD ON POMERANIA: Leon Degrelle and the Walloon Waffen SS Volunteers, February-May 1945 The 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division 'Wallonien,' which mostly consisted of French-speaking citizens of the Kingdom of Belgium -- first as part of the Wehrmacht, and later in the ranks of the Waffen SS -- fought as one of the national legions against the Red Army on the Eastern Front in February 1942.

The Walloons gained fame during the legendary resistance in Cherkassy Pocket, where in early 1944 they lost more than 50% of their strength. In the summer of the same year they fought a defensive battle in Estonia in the region of Dorpat, and in February 1945 were directed to Western Pomerania, where until the last days of the war they put up a stubborn resistance to the armies of Stalin.

This book, which was originally published in Polish, is based on the unpublished memoirs of participants of these events, and is the first account to describe the Walloons' participation in the mysterious Pomeranian campaign in such a detailed manner. It tells the tragic story of the Walloon volunteers, who at all costs tried to stop the onrush of the enemy standing at the gates of the Third Reich.

The Pomeranian odyssey led by the controversial and infamous Volksfuhrer Leon Degrelle went on for three months, and the trial meant death and courage. Stargard, Altdamm, Neu Rosow -- these are locations, that became synonyms for unconditional sacrifice. They are also a symbol of kameradschaft, of a group of tough guys and daredevils, who were determined to stake everything on one throw of the dice.

Illustrated with unique photographs and complemented by a special comic created by the French artist Godus showing silhouettes of the Walloon soldiers. It is worth noting that some of these were made in the same location where the fighting raged in April 1945. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-89990 Borsarello, J and Palinckx, W WEHRMACHT & SS CAUCASIAN, MUSLIM & ASIAN TROOPS Following high losses in Russia, Bosnians, Arabs,Asians, Trans-Caucasians and Indian soldiers were enlisted in the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS. 300+ b/w& color photos, 8.5x12 1 vol, 176 pgs 2007 FRANCE, EDITIONS HEIMDEL
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1-201550 Bouchery, Jean THE BRITISH SOLDIER: From D-Day to VE-Day The purpose of this book, with its 1200+ illustrations, is to collect, in an easily readable form, the basic technical data that concern the British army as engaged in the North-West European campaign between 6th June 1944 and 8th May 1845.

The author's aim has been to include as much information as possible, without making any claim to exhaustivity, along clear and simple guidelines. Special emphasis has been given to the organization of units, a key element in the correct understanding of other chapters.

Those readers who have an interest in contemporary history will then have within their easy reach a reference to data which if frequently referred to, are rarely made explicit in historical works, to which The British Tommy brings but a compliment.

Even though this book is not meant for their sole use, the collectors, reenactment groups, modelers or simple military enthusiasts should find here basic documents in the form of articles, which many will probably have read already, summarized from Militaria Magazine, a specialized French publication of International renown. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2013 FRANCE, HISTOIRE AND COLLECTIONS
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1-73520 Bouchery, Jean D-DAY PARATROOPERS V2:British, Canadian & French 9x12, hundreds of b/w & color photos/illust of all aspects of uniforms, equipment, weapons, and insignia. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2004 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-73530 Bouchery, Jean D-DAY PARATROOPERS Vol. 1: US Airborne Divisions Oversized at 9x12 inches, illustrated throughout in full color.

The book contains hundreds of b/w and color photos and illustrations of all aspects of US paratrooper uniforms, equipment, weapons, and insignia. Includes orders of battle and insignia for 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions dropped on D-Day in 1944. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2011 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-190080 Bradford, George ROMMEL'S AFRIKA KORPS:El Aghelia to El Alamein Portrait of this famous World War II unit at the height of success. Completely illustrated with 100+ color & B/w photos, maps and diagrams. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2008 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-200330 Bradham, Randolph TO THE LAST MAN: The Battle for Normandy's Cotentin Peninsula and Brittany Detailed overview of the battles that make up the Cotentin Peninsula Campaign, an important part of the invasion of Normandy. While historians often cite specific examples of the fighting that took place on the peninsula, most treat the battles as individual events or singular parts of the overall Normandy campaign. Bradham takes a different approach, focusing on the unique set of battles that had to be fought in order for the Allies to secure their foothold on Normandy.

He discusses the strategy used to secure the peninsula and gives detailed accounts of the major battles and tactical doctrine that was developed to fight them. Along the way, he provides biographical information on the main actors, explaining how key personality traits along with personal relationships influenced their conduct while in battle. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 UK, Frontline
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1-195750 Bradley, Phillip TO SALAMAUA Following on from his acclaimed book, The Battle for Wau, Phillip Bradley turns his attention to the Salamaua campaign -- the first of the New Guinea offensives by the Australian Army in the Second World War. Opening with the pivotal air-sea battle of the Bismarck Sea, this important title recounts the fierce land campaign that was fought for the ridges that guarded the Japanese base at Salamaua.

From Mount Tambu to Old Vickers and across the Francisco River, the Australians and their American allies fought a desperate struggle to keep the Imperial Japanese Army diverted from the strategic prize of Lae. From the strategic background of the campaign and the heated conflicts, to the mud and blood of the front lines, this is the extraordinary story.

* Covers the entire campaign in one volume for the first time, and takes the reader to the battlefield by telling the stories of the front line soldiers
* Uses the author's three visits to the battlefield area to ensure a clear and accurate account of the campaign 1 vol, 390 pgs 2011 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-195790 Bradley, Phillip THE BATTLE FOR WAU: New Guinea's Frontline 1942-1943 The Battle for Wau brings together for the first time the full story of the early World War II conflicts in New Guinea, from the landing of the Japanese at Salamaua in March 1942 to their defeat at Wau in February 1943. Phillip Bradley draws on the recollections of over 70 veterans from the campaign and on his own first-hand knowledge of the region.

Beginning with the early commando operations in Salamaua, the story unfolds with the burning of Wau, the clashes around Mubo, the Japanese convoy to Lae and the United States air operation to Wau. The book climaxes with the fortitude of Captain Sherlock's outnumbered company. Desperately fighting an enemy regiment debouching from the rugged unguarded ranges to the east, Sherlock's men fought to hold Wau airfield open for the arrival of vital reinforcements.

Includes 48 b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2011 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-74280 Brdaham, Randolph HITLER'S U-BOAT FORTRESSES The German U-Boat bases at St. Nazaire & Lorientfrom their occupation in June 1940 to their finalsurrender after Hitler's death, b/w maps/illust,o/b's, biblio, index. 1 vol, 196 pgs 2003 WESTPORT, GREENWOOD PUBS
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1-205200 Brown, Bill FIGHTING FOX COMPANY: The Battling Flank of the Band of Brothers Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division has become one of the most famous small units in US history, thanks to Stephen Ambrose's superb book Band of Brothers, followed by portrayals in film. However, to date little has been heard of Fox Company of that same regiment-the men who fought alongside Easy Company through every step of the war in Europe, and who had their own stories to tell.

Notably this book, over a decade in the making, came about for different reasons than the fame of the Band of Brothers. Bill Brown, a WWII vet himself, had decided to research the fate of a childhood friend who had served in Fox Company. Along the way he met Terry Poyser, who was on a similar mission to research the combat death of a Fox Company man from his hometown. Together, the two authors proceeded to locate and interview every surviving Fox Company vet they could find. The result was a wealth of fascinating firsthand accounts of WWII combat as well as new perspectives on Dick Winters and others of the 'Band,' who had since become famous.

Told primarily through the words of participants, Fighting Fox Company takes the reader through some of the most horrific close-in fighting of the war, beginning with the chaotic nocturnal paratrooper drop on D-Day. After fighting through Normandy the drop into Holland saw prolonged ferocious combat, and even more casualties; and then during the Battle of the Bulge, Fox Company took its place in line at Bastogne during one of the most heroic against-all-odds stands in US history.

As always in combat, each man's experience is different, and the nature of the German enemy is seen here in its equally various aspects. From ruthless SS fighters to meek Volkssturm to simply expert modern fighters, the Screaming Eagles encountered the full gamut of the Wehrmacht. The work is also accompanied by rare photos and useful appendices, including rosters and lists of casualties, to give the full look at Fox Company which has long been overdue. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2014 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-54580 Bruce, Robert GERMAN AUTOMATIC WEAPONS OF WWII 8.5x11, covers the MAUSER SCHELLFEUER-PISTOLE,MASCHINENPISTOLE 40/1, 34 & 42, STURMGEWEHR 44 andthe FALLSCHIRMJAGERWEHR 42/1 & 42/2, plenty of b/wand color photos. 1 vol, 128 pgs 1997 LONDON, WINDRO & GREENE
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1-211460 Bruhn, David D EYES OF THE FLEET: The U.S. Navy's Seaplane Tenders and Patrol Aircraft in World War II As Halsey's South Pacific, MacArthur's Southwest Pacific, and Spruance's Central Pacific forces advanced toward Japan, these ships served as afloat-bases for patrol planes referred to as the 'eyes of the fleet.' Photos, illustrations, maps, and diagrams. 1 vol, 546 pgs 2016 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-62072 Bryant, Arthur TRIUMPH IN THE WEST 1943-1946 General history based on the diaries of FieldMarshall Lord Alanbrooke, Chief of the ImperialGeneral Staff, well written, maps, index 1 vol, 438 pgs 1959 NY, DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY
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1-202020 Bryukhov, Vasilly RED ARMY TANK COMMANDER: At War in a T-34 on the Eastern Front What was it like to command a T-34 tank on the Eastern Front during the Second World War? How were tank operations organized and carried out, what was the actual experience of combat, and what were the qualities that made the difference between success and failure - and what were the chances of survival?

Vasiliy Pavlovich Bryukhov's vivid, detailed and gripping memoir of his wartime service gives a fascinating and authentic insight into these questions. In addition, it provides an accurate, unsentimental record of the day-to-day life of a tank man whose unit fought in the forefront of the Red Army throughout the conflict across the western Soviet Union and into Eastern Europe. His first-hand eyewitness account is a memorable personal story, and it gives a powerful insight into the reality of tank warfare seventy years ago.

Bryukhov was born in 1924 in Osa. In April 1943, after graduation from tank school, he was given command of a T-34 tank, and he took part in the Battle of Kursk. He served continuously until the end of the war, fighting through Ukraine, Moldavia, Romania, Hungary, to Austria. In one action his crew destroyed nine German panzers and in another he led the vanguard of his tank brigade through German lines to capture bridges and cut off the German retreat.

In 1944, he was promoted to battalion commander. For his actions at the end of 1944 and 1945, he was nominated for the title Hero of the Soviet Union, but this nomination was not fulfilled until 1995 when he was given the title of a Hero of the Russian Federation for the courage and gallantry he displayed in battle during the Great Patriotic War. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012
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1-199690 Bull, Stephen SECOND WORLD WAR INFANTRY TACTICS: The European Theatre Focuses on the infantry theory and the combat experience of the British, German, US, and Soviet armies. His close analysis of the rules of engagement, the tactical manuals, the training and equipment is balanced by vivid descriptions of the tactics as they were tested in action. 6 x 9 inches, 40 illustrations. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-211820 Burtt, John BARBAROSSA DELUXE: Germany's Assault on the Soviet Union, 1941-1945 Strategic-level, two-player 'mini-monster' wargame by Ty Bomba of intermediate complexity that covers the entire Russo-German War. Play may end sooner than the historic termination time, if the German player is able to do significantly better than his historic counterparts by advancing so quickly he causes the overall political, social, economic, and military collapse of the Soviet Union.

Likewise, if the Soviet player is able to carry out his strategic comeback more efficiently than did his historic counterparts during the second half of the real war, the game may again end earlier than it did historically.

Each extra-large hexagons on the on two-sheet map represents 55 miles. The large-size (5/8-inch) counters provide corps as primary units of maneuver for the Germans, while for the Soviets they're armies.

The full order of battle is easily the most complete ever published in any simulation at this level, including every corps, corps equivalent, army, army detachment, fortress command, Tiger battalion, cavalry mechanized group, and ad hoc large-size unit that took part.

Also includes air army and air fleet counters in the order of battle, as well as the entire Soviet arsenal of Breakthrough Artillery corps. Each full turn represents one to two months, depending on the time of year.

Six scenarios included: The Grand Campaign, 1941-45; The Road Back, 1942-45; Operations Blue & Kremlin, 1942; Operation Citadel, 1943; What If: Manstein's Gambit, 1943; and What If: 1942 (assuming the war didn't start until a year after its historic date). Both the multi-year scenarios can be played out in a long day of gaming, while the one-year scenarios can each be completed in under four hours.

Contents: Two 22x34-inch map, 352 die-cut counters, One full-color Rules booklet, 116-page campaign analysis (includes 20 maps)

Also includes: Barbarossa, S&T Press's first Special Interest Publication (SIP), is written by well-known military historian John Burtt. Presented in 116 pages is a chronologic textual and cartographic analysis of that terrible conflict's first half, from the day the Germans first crossed the border to the surrender of their Sixth Army in the Stalingrad pocket early in 1943. Includes over two dozen full-color and highly detailed maps, along with orders of battle and dozens of period photographs. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-193000 Buttar, Prit Battleground Prussia - The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45 In September 1944 the Soviet Army poured into German territory, flooding the martial heartland of the Reich, Prussia. Hopelessly outnumbered by the human wave of the Red Army, the Wehrmacht fought on with determination, but was gradually beaten back. This book describes the great battles that marked the Soviet conquest of Prussia, from Memel to Konigsberg, the Heiligenbeil Pocket to Danzig. Using accounts never before published in English, Prit Buttar looks at the campaign both from a command level, and from the perspective of normal soldiers on the front line.
1 vol, 512 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-201720 Buttar, Prit BETWEEN GIANTS: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II During World War II, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia found themselves trapped between the giants of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Over the course of the war these states were repeatedly occupied by different forces, and local government organizations and individuals were forced to choose between supporting the occupying forces or forming partisan units to resist their occupation.

Devastated during the German invasion, these states then became the site of some of the most vicious fighting during the Soviet counter-attack and push towards Berlin. Many would be caught up in the bitter fighting in the region and, in particular, in the huge battles for the Courland Bridgehead during Operation Bagration, when hundreds of thousands of soldiers would fight and die in the last year of the war.

By the end of the war, death and deportation had cost the Baltic States over 20 per cent of their total population and Soviet occupation was to see the iron curtain descend on the region for four decades. Using numerous first-hand accounts and detailed archival research, Prit Buttar weaves a magisterial account of the bitter fighting on the Eastern Front and the three small states whose fates were determined by the fortunes and misfortunes of war. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-46420 Caidin, Martin TIGERS ARE BURNING, THE The story of the Battle of Kursk, the greatest single land/air engagement in history, b/w maps and illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 235 pgs 1974 NY, HAWTHORNE BOOKS
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1-972007 Campbell, David 007 GERMAN INFANTRYMAN vs SOVIET RIFLEMAN: Barbarossa 1941 The Axis invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 pitted Nazi Germany and her allies against Stalin's forces in a mighty struggle for survival. Fighting alongside the spearhead Panzer divisions were Germany's highly skilled and veteran motorized infantrymen - including the German Army's premier unit, Infanterie-Regiment (mot.) Grossdeutschland.

Opposing these German mobile forces, the Soviets deployed the often ill-trained and poorly equipped men of the rifle regiments, who fought tenaciously and with the threat of savage reprisals from their own side. Three bruising clashes during the first seven weeks of the campaign are assessed - a bloody encounter battle at Zhlobin, the struggle for the destroyed city of Smolensk, and then a prolonged clash along a dangerously stretched German defensive perimeter at Vas'kovo-Voroshilovo.

Includes: Introduction, The opposing sides, Zhlobin: 6 July 1941, Smolensk: 15-23 July 1941, Vas'kovo-Voroshilovo: 23-27 July 1941, Analysis, Aftermath, Unit organizations, Bibliography, and Index. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972021 Campbell, David 021 FINNISH SOLDIER vs. SOVIET SOLDIER: Winter War 1939-40 The Winter War was supposed to be a quick and easy conflict; instead it proved to be a bitter war that destroyed the international reputation of the Soviet Red Army. The diminutive Finnish force was desperately outnumbered by almost half a million Russian troops, but rather than sweeping across their neighbors the Soviet troops stumbled blindly, constantly wrong-footed and then bloodied by their seemingly insignificant foe.

Drawing on a wide range of sources this study looks at three key battles, drawing a stark contrast between the poorly prepared Russian troops and the Finns, who made excellent use of terrain and innovative guerrilla tactics as they defended their homeland.

Detailed maps and specially commissioned artwork highlight key moments in the Winter War, a David-and-Goliath conflict that saw the Soviet Union suffer horrendous losses as they tried to recover from each disastrous defeat. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-88140 Campbell, Stephen POLICE BATTALIONS OF THE THIRD REICH 8.5x11, with more than 120 b/w images highlight this look at the history of each battalion and the role they played. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2007 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-66652 Canales, F. Martinez LENINGRADO 1941-1944: La Division Azul en Combate The Spanish 'Blue' Division in action at Leningrad, Color and b/w plates, photos. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2009 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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1-66672 Canules, Francisco ALAS ESPANOLES EN RUSIA 1941-1944 This latest installment of 'Warriors and Battles' color illust and maps. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2011 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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1-35740 Carell, Paul INVASION, THEY'RE COMING The German account of the D-Day Landings and the 80 days Battle for France, thirty-two pages of b/w photos, biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1995 PA, SCHIFFER PUBLISHING
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3-37140 Carell, Paul SCORCHED EARTH:The Russo-German war 1943-1944 From the siege of Leningrad to the boarders of East Prussia, maps, illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 556 pgs 1970 BOSTON, LITTLE BROWN & CO
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1-204940 Carey, Alan TWIN MUSTANG: The Mustang F-82 at War - Images of War Series One of the most unusual and remarkable American fighter aircraft, the F-82 Twin Mustang was the last mass production propeller-driven fighter acquired by the US Air Force. Originally intended as a very long-range fighter escort for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress during World War II, it arrived too late to see combat and evolved into a night and all-weather fighter during the post-war years. Combat operations in the Korean War followed, along with a host of other dynamic episodes of deployment. This work traces the developmental, operational, and combat history of this unique American fighter and features 120 photographs and illustrations, many of which have never been published before.

Seven chapters, all extensively illustrated, cover the aircraft's development, descriptions of the variants and subtypes, details of initial entry into service, three chapters covering the F-82's service in the Korean War, and a final chapter detailing the type's removal from the Korean War Theater in February 1952, to see out its operational days in the Alaskan Air Defense Command.

An appendix section follows, featuring tables of the different variants, an illustrated list of known nose art applied to F-82s, and an entry of losses suffered in the Korean War. All these additional details bring new points of interest to the popular Images of War format, making for a richer, more informative reading experience.

Focusing on an overlooked type, deployed in a conflict often sidelined within mainstream war histories, this publication offers a much deserved platform upon which to appreciate this dynamic and immensely interesting aircraft. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-199740 Carr, John ON SPARTAN WINGS: The Royal Hellenic Air Force in World War Two Rarely has an air force gone into combat as poorly prepared and outgunned as the Royal Hellenic Air Force (RHAF) had to when Mussolini's Italy dragged Greece into war on 28 October 1940. Without warning, as Italian forces poured over the frontier from Albania, the RHAF's paltry effective lineup of 128 battle worthy aircraft, most of them obsolete, were pitted against the 463 fielded by the Regia Aeronautica, whose pilots had honed their skills in the Spanish Civil War. On the Greek side, though, aces such as Marinos Mitralexis, with his audacious ramming of an Italian bomber on the fifth day of the war ensured that morale in the RHAF remained high.

Though the RAF pitched in with whatever help it could provide in machines and manpower, the aerial war was unequal from the beginning. By the end of 1940 the RHAF was seriously depleted, though individual pilots and crews continued to fight valiantly. The end came in April 1941 when Germany rescued Italy. The Luftwaffe blasted out of the sky what remained of the RHAF and whatever RAF units remained to help out its last stand.

Until Greece was liberated in October 1944 the RHAF units in the Allied air forces ranged over targets in the Aegean Sea, Italy and Yugoslavia. After the end of World War II the RHAF was called upon to confront the threat of an attempted communist takeover of Greece and played a major part in overcoming the rebellion and saving the country for the West. 6 x 9 inches, approx 20 b/w photos, 2 maps. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-203010 Carr, John THE DEFENCE AND FALL OF GREECE 1940-41 On 28 October 1940, the Greek premier, Ioannis Metaxis, refused to accept a deliberately provocative ultimatum from Mussolini and Italian forces began the invasion of Greece via Albania. This aggression was prompted by Mussolini's desire for a quick victory to rival Hitler's rapid conquest of France and the Low Countries. On paper, Greek forces were poorly equipped and ill prepared for the conflict but Mussolini had underestimated the skill and determination of the defenders. Within weeks the Italian invasion force was driven back over the border and Greek forces actually advanced deep into Albania.

A renewed Italian offensive in March 1941 was also given short shrift, prompting Hitler to intervene to save his ally. German forces invaded Greece via Bulgaria on 6 April. The Greeks, now assisted by British forces, resisted by land, sea and air but were overwhelmed by the superior German forces and their blitzkrieg tactics.

Despite a dogged rearguard action by Anzac forces at the famous pass of Thermopylae, Athens fell on the 27th April and the British evacuated 50,000 troops to Crete. This island, whose airfields and naval bases Churchill considered vital to the defense of Egypt and the Suez Canal, was invaded by German airborne troops the following month and eventually captured after a bitter thirteen-day battle. The remaining British troops were evacuated and the fall of Greece completed.

John Carr's masterful account of these desperate campaigns, while not disparaging the British and Commonwealth assistance, draws heavily on Greek sources to emphasize the oft-neglected experience of the Greeks themselves and their contribution to the fight against fascism. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-201220 Carruthers, Bob HITLER'S FORGOTTEN ARMIES: Combat in Norway and Finland New edition reprint covers the German campaigns in the northern theater of operations encompassing Denmark, Norway, Finland, and the far north of Russia are detailed in this long neglected account of the campaign as described from the German point of view. Based mainly on original German records captured in 1945 alongside the postwar military recollections of veterans, this fascinating account encompasses the lessons and conclusions drawn from these German sources. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2013 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-207930 Carruthers, Bob WAFFEN SS ON THE EASTERN FRONT: Images of War This is the illustrated history of the Waffen SS on the Eastern Front. The life and death of the Waffen SS can be traced in the surviving photographs, and the brooding saga of the decline from triumph into disaster is told through these powerful images which clearly document the reality of combat on the Russian Front. Over 200 original b/w photographs. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-209610 Carruthers, Bob HITLER'S PROPAGANDA PILGRIMAGE: Images of War Series The famous image of Hitler in Paris has become one of the most iconic images of World War II. However, Hitler only spent a few hours in Paris before heading to Flanders to revisit the sites of the battlefields where he had served during the Great War. He was on a propaganda mission to publicize his own war service and a full photographic record of Hitler's visits to France and Flanders was produced by Heinrich Hoffman, Hitler's personal photographer. Those photographs from 1940 have now been collected together for the first time and are reproduced here along with all of the most important surviving images of Hitler in the Great War.

Featuring rare and previously unpublished images of Hitler in France and Flanders from 1914 to 1940, this important photographic study documents a vital but often overlooked chapter in the story of Adolf Hitler. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213550 Carruthers, Bob SS GRENADIERS ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT: Images Of War Series Rare photographs from both official and unofficial SS sources illustrate the role of the individual in this epic struggle. This is a candid and comprehensive picture of warfare on the Russian Front at the sharp end. These were the men who manned the trenches, climbed mountains, and marched across the endless steppe in all seasons. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-COM1025 Cebrian, Jaun Carlos LA BATAILLE DE FRANCE 1940: Wargame In May, 1940, the German Army invaded France through the neutral countries of Belgium and Netherlands to avoid the fearsome Maginot Line. Against all expectations, the neutral nations were quickly overrun, and the British Expeditionary Corps was forced to be evacuated, almost miraculously, from the channel port of Dunkirk. France capitulated in two months.

This game recreates those events and allows players to reproduce, at a tactical level, the most famous battles of the Blitzkrieg. Based on the A las Barricadas game system, with new rules added to simulate to this historical period, France 1940 promises many enjoyable hours of fierce game play involving infantry, tanks, artillery, and aircraft from all the armies that took part in this campaign.

* Complexity: Medium (5 out of 10)
* Solitaire suitability: 8 out of 10
* Time Scale: 1 turn = 12 - 15 minutes
* Map Scale: 1 hex = 150 - 200 meters
* Unit Scale: Companies and 3-5 vehicles
* Players: 2
* Playing Time: Small Scenarios: 45 minutes and up

Components:
* 4 Isomorphic Maps
* 4 Sheets of Counters (2 of 5/8-inch and 2 of 3/4-inch)
* 1 Rulebook
* 6 Scenario Cards featuring 12 scenarios
* 2 Charts and Tables Cards
* 2 six-sided dice
* One box and lid set 1 vol, 1 pgs 2015 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-78780 Chamberlain, Peter & Ellis, Chris PICTORIAL HISTORY OF TANKS OF THE WORLD 1915-1945 1000+ photos/illust. from all the major countries. 1 vol, 254 pgs 1972 US, GALAHAD BOOKS
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1-74900 Chamberlain, Peter and Ellis, Chris BRITISH AND AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR TWO The complete illustrated history tanks, 1939-1945. Line drawings, illust, tech specs on hundreds of tanks or variants. Index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2000 LONDON, CASSELL PUBLISH'G
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4-74900 Chamberlain, Peter and Ellis, Chris BRITISH AND AMERICAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR TWO The complete illustrated history tanks, 1939-1945.Line drawings, illust, tech specs on hundreds oftanks or variants. Index. 1 vol, 222 pgs 1969 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR
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1-35602 Chant, Christopher OPERATION OVERLORD, V2:Gold and Juno Beaches A1 size, each O/B describes organization, fighting formations down to battalion level, divisional and corps support units, 4 color maps. 1 vol, 32 pgs
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1-213190 Cherry, Niall DOOMED BEFORE THE START: The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940. Volume 1 Books on the events of the early months of 1940 are dominated by the desperate fighting undertaken the British Expeditionary Force in Northern France and Belgium following the German invasion of May 10th and it is often overlooked that prior to this another British expeditionary force was involved in fierce fighting in Norway.

This provides a detailed account of the German invasion of Norway and the Allied reaction, including the land, sea, and air battles. Indeed, the invasion on April 9th saw the first use of airborne troops in the war and was also one of the very few amphibious operations undertaken by the Germans during WWII. This includes such actions as the sinking of HMS Glowworm and HMS Glorious, the Gladiators on the frozen lakes and Maurice Force, the sacrifice of the Territorial Battalions at Tretten and the Independent Companies, to name but a few. Volume 1 focuses on the prelude to and early phases of the German invasion and Allied response. Includes 75 b/w photos and color maps. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2017 UK, HELION
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1-66661 Chicano, Javier MICHAEL WITTMANN - Villers Bocage 1944 Traces the career of WWII German tank ace Michael Wittmann.

Lots of black and white and color illustrations -- tanks, uniforms, and more. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2010 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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1-192680 Chinnery, Philip Wingate's Lost Brigade: The First Chindit Operations 1943 With the Japanese seemingly unbeatable after their conquest of Malaya, Singapore, Thailand and much of Burma, Orde Wingate's plans to conduct long range deep penetration operations behind Japanese lines in Burma were audacious to say the least. His Chindit operations (so called after Chindwin River) were hugely demanding on those taking part who suffered terrible deprivation in the harsh climatic and jungle conditions.

While costly in terms of lives lost, the operations inflicted damage to the Japanese and raised Allied morale. The author has compiled a fascinating account of Wingate's 77 Brigade using the personal accounts of survivors, as well as Wingate's own report and post-war interrogation of Japanese generals. A remarkable story emerges of survival, courage and extreme hardship. The author evaluates the successes and failures of the mission.

6 x 9, 16 pages b/w plates
1 vol, 208 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-200910 Christ, James F. MISSION RAISE HELL: US Marines on Choiseul October-November 1943 With Guadalcanal firmly in American control by October 1943, the Allies decided to invade Bougainville, another island in the Solomon chain, to tighten their stranglehold on the Japanese in the area. To divert the enemy's attention, a raid was ordered on the nearby island of Choiseul.

Success relied on making the Japanese think that a Marine division had landed on Choiseul so that they would rush reinforcements there while a much larger American Marine force would land on Bougainville. But Allied resources were scarce, so the Choiseul raid fell to the 2nd Marine Parachute Battalion. An aggressive unit of paratroopers under the command of the now legendary 'Brute' Krulak, they were well trained in guerilla warfare and night fighting. This is the story of the paratroopers' courageous fight, told from their unique perspective.

Told to make the noise of an entire division, the Marines knew that if they got into trouble, there would be no reinforcements. For seven days they raised hell, bringing the fight to the Japanese along the coastline and deep into the jungle. Then, on November 3, as a large Japanese force closed in, the Marines slipped off the island, mission accomplished. Bougainville had been secured. This hour-by-hour account of what happened is based on an exhaustive gathering of all possible eyewitness accounts and includes a rescue by John F. Kennedy's PT boat and the death of a Marine in Kennedy's bunk. It is a page-turner more akin to a novel than a work of nonfiction. 1 vol, 257 pgs 2006 US, NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-88131 Christensen, Ben 1ST FALLSCHIRMJAGER DIV IN WWII:V1 Years of Attack 9x12, the first volumes follows the recruitment and training in their deployment in Scandinavia, Eben Emael, Holland, Corinth and Crete together with the Eastern Front. 250+ color & b/w images. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2007 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-88132 Christensen, Ben 1ST FALLSCHIRMJAGER DIV IN WWII:V2 Years of Retrea 9x12, the second volume follows the division from El Alamein to Tunisia, Sicily, Monte Cassino to Normandy and Brittany and the final chaotic days. 250+ color and b/w images. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2007 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-198350 Citino. Robert THE WEHRMACHT RETREATS: Fighting a Lost War, 1943 Drawing on his impeccable command of German-language sources, Citino offers fresh, vivid, and detailed treatments of key campaigns during this fateful year: the Allied landings in North Africa, General von Manstein's great counterstroke in front of Kharkov, the German attack at Kasserine Pass, the titanic engagement of tanks and men at Kursk, the Soviet counteroffensives at Orel and Belgorod, and the Allied landings in Sicily and Italy.

Through these events, he reveals how a military establishment historically configured for violent aggression reacted when the tables were turned; how German commanders viewed their newest enemy, the US Army, after brutal fighting against the British and Soviets; and why, despite their superiority in materiel and manpower, the Allies were unable to turn 1943 into a much more decisive year.

Applying the keen operational analysis for which he is so highly regarded, Citino contends that virtually every flawed German decision - to defend Tunis, to attack at Kursk and then call off the offensive, to abandon Sicily, to defend Italy high up the boot and then down much closer to the toe - had strong supporters among the army's officer corps. He looks at all of these engagements from the perspective of each combatant nation and also establishes beyond a shadow of a doubt the synergistic interplay between the fronts.

Ultimately, Citino produces a grim portrait of the German officer corps, dispelling the long-standing tendency to blame every bad decision on Hitler. Filled with telling vignettes and sharp portraits and copiously documented, The Wehrmacht Retreats is a dramatic and fast-paced narrative that will engage military historians and general readers alike. 35 b/w photos, (15) b/w maps. 1 vol, 428 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-66360 Claasen, Adam R. A. HITLER'S NORTHERN WAR 1940-1945 The author reveals the story of the campaign for Norway, its early successes and long slow defeat, detailed look at the role of Kriegsmarine and the Luftwaffe, b/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 338 pgs 2001 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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1-210250 Clancy, John THE MOST DANGEROUS MOMENT OF THE WAR: Japan's Attack on the Indian Ocean, 1942 In early April 1942, a little-known episode of World War II took place, said by Sir Winston Churchill to be 'the most dangerous moment of the war' -- when the Japanese made their only major offensive westwards into the Indian Ocean. Historian Sir Arthur Bryant said, 'A Japanese naval victory in April 1942 would have given Japan total control of the Indian Ocean, isolated the Middle East and brought down the Churchill government.'

War in the Far East had erupted with the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, followed in succession by Japanese drives on the Philippines, Indochina, the Java Sea and Singapore. Seemingly unstoppable, the Japanese now had a vast new empire, and having crippled the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, turned their sights on the British Eastern Fleet based at Ceylon. Occupation of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) would not only provide the Japanese a springboard into India but control of the essential convoy routes to Europe and the Western Desert. And aside from the British Eastern Fleet, the Indian Ocean lay undefended.

So far the Japanese had suffered no significant losses and the question on everyone's lips was how soon the enemy would appear off India. In April 1942 a Japanese fleet led by six aircraft carriers, four battleships and 30 other ships sailed into the Bay of Bengal. After the war Churchill said that potential disaster was averted by the actions of one pilot, Squadron Leader L.J. Birchall, who in his Catalina flying boat spotted the Japanese warships massing some 350 miles from Ceylon. He was shot down by a Japanese Zero but not before sending a brief radio message back to his base. This gave the island's defense forces time to prepare. In the ferocious battles that followed, the British lost a carrier, two heavy cruisers, and many other ships; however, the Japanese eventually turned back, never to sail against India again. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2015 UK, CASEMATE
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1-202470 Cloutier, Patrick REGIO ESERCITO: Italian Royal Army in Mussolini's Wars 1935-1943 Regio Esercito: the Italian Royal Army in Mussolini's Wars 1935-1943. Foreword by Colonel John R. Griffin (retired), US Army Special Forces. A history of the Italian Army's campaigns in East Africa, Spain, North Africa, Greece, Yugoslavia, Russia, and Sicily. Sources include Italian, Russian, Yugoslav, and German texts; includes translated Russian passages.

Mr. Cloutier brings attention to Italian battlefield successes. He examines a few strategic situations of World War 2, and holds that Italian forces at times were a key asset, whose misuse by the Axis cost them important victories. New material on the Spanish Civil War and Russian Front. Black and white; 232 pages, 76 maps, 70 photos, 19 drawings, appendix, and photo annex; 353 footnotes 1 vol, 232 pgs 2013 US, PATRICK CLOUTIER
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1-202480 Cloutier, Patrick THREE KINGS: Axis Royal Armies on the Russian Front 1941 Covers the armed forces of the kingdoms of Italy, Romania, and Hungary, which fought alongside the German Wehrmacht in the 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union. Foreword written by Colonel John R. Griffin (retired), US Army Special Forces.

Author Patrick Cloutier discusses the motivations of the three Axis kingdoms for going to war against the USSR, the organization of the forces which participated, their roles as integral components of Army Group South, and traces their movements and progress during the course of Operation Barbarossa. He makes reference to the books of a number of authors -- including Russian historians -- through whose works we get a detailed view of events in the Ukraine in 1941.

Included are accounts of Soviet armored trains in combat, identification of Red Army units which opposed the Germans and their Axis allies, and discussion of the political considerations which may have influenced the military. 1 vol, 156 pgs 2013 US, PATRICK CLOUTIER
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1-209070 Cloutier, Patrick THREE KINGS: Axis Royal Armies on the Russian Front 1942 Discusses the battles and campaigns, in which the Romanian, Italian, and Hungarian Royal Armies fought on the Eastern Front, in 1942, up until the eve of the Soviet counteroffensive, Operation Uranus.

Studies in detail the fighting in the Crimea, Izyum, the capture of the Kerch Peninsula, the fall of Sevastopol and the execution of Case Blue. He traces the development of that operation and the role of the Romanian, Italian, and Hungarian armies. Examines how the German departure from the original plan, set the stage for the Axis strategic defeat that winter. The author also examines the war against the partisans and illustrates the substantial role that the Axis royal armies played in that struggle.

In the discussions of each Axis royal army, Cloutier demonstrates that it was not the Romanian 1st Mountain Division which captured the feature known as the Sugar Loaf, but rather the Romanian 4th Mountain Division. He offers a detailed description of the Italian Savoia Cavalry Regiment's victory in the Battle of Izbushenskiy and discusses the rigorous battles fought by the Hungarian 1st Armored Division. For this historical work, uses books written from the Russian, Romanian, Italian, Hungarian, and German viewpoints. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2015 US, PATRICK CLOUTIER
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1-CP7071 Cockle, Tom U-Boat War 1939-45 This new book focuses on U-boats and their campaign against Allied shipping during the course of WWII. Germany constructed an impressive 1171 U-boats in the war years. Such was the significance of this deadly battle for the seas that the Allies lost more than 50,000 seamen and 15 million tons of shipping from 1939-45. Indeed, particularly early on in the war, German submarines created a stranglehold on the Atlantic that starved Great Britain of much-needed supplies. However, as the tide turned, submariners found they had become the hunted, with 319 U-boats sunk between June 1944 and May 1945 alone. Nearly 40,000 German submariners lost their lives in this desperate battle.

This volume traces the development of the U-boat as a strategic weapon in Germany's arsenal. The book begins with a written description of the tactics employed and how their effectiveness ebbed and flowed as the war progressed. However, the backbone of this work is the many black-and-white photos of U-boats and their crewmen. These contemporary photos show German Navy submarines in port and at sea, as well as various details of their construction. The crewmen are also a focus of the photography, offering readers a study of their typical uniforms and appearance.

The book's centerpiece comprises color plates showing various U-boat types, with these illustrations done by Studio Primots. This volume provides an invaluable insight into this naval aspect of WWII, and the superb collection of photographs aided by nine color plates. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-62960 Collier, Basil DEFENCE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE British Official History covering all aspects from 1939-1945, 50+ appendices, 30+ maps, 30 illust, extensive index. 1 vol, 590 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-201290 Collins, Michael THE TIGERS OF BASTOGNE: Voices of the 10th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge The gallant stand of the 101st Airborne Division at Bastogne has long become part of historical and media legend. But how many students of the war realize there was already a US unit holding the town when they arrived? And this unit-the 10th Armored Division-continued to play a major role in its defense throughout the German onslaught.

In The Tigers of Bastogne, authors King and Collins finally detail the travails of this young armored division, which had only arrived in Europe that fall, yet found itself subject to the full brunt of Manteuffel's Fifth Panzer Army in the Ardennes. At first overwhelmed, and then falling back to protect the vital crossroads, the 10th Armored was reinforced (not 'saved') by the Screaming Eagles, and its men and tanks went on to contribute largely to America's victory in its largest battle of the war.

General Anthony McAuliffe, of the 101st Airborne said, 'It seems regrettable to me that Combat Command B of the 10th Armored Division didn't get the credit it deserved at the battle of Bastogne. All the newspaper and radio talk was about the paratroopers. Actually the 10th Armored Division was in there a day before we were and had some very hard fighting before we ever got into it.' 1 vol, 336 pgs 2013 US, CASEMATE
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1-202150 Cooper, Bryan WAR OF THE GUN BOATS, THE The 'little ships' of the Second World War - the fast and highly maneuverable motor torpedo boats and gunboats which fought in coastal waters all over the world - developed a special kind of naval warfare. With their daring nightly raids against an enemy's coastal shipping - and sometimes much larger warships - they acquired the buccaneering spirit of an earlier age. And never more so than in the close hand-to-hand battles which raged between opposing craft when they met in open waters.

Large numbers of these small fighting boats were built by the major naval powers. The Germans called them Schnellboote (Fast Boats), referred to by the British as E-boats (E for Enemy). In the Royal Navy they were MTBs and MGBs. The American equivalent were PT boats (for Patrol Torpedo). They fought in the narrow waters of the English Channel and the stormy North Sea, in the Mediterranean off the coasts of North Africa and Italy and among the islands of the Aegean, across the Pacific from Pearl Harbour to Leyte Gulf, in Hong Kong and Singapore, and off Burma's Arakan coast.

Bryan Cooper's book traces the history and development of these craft from their first limited use in the First World War and the fast motor boats designed in the 1930s for wealthy private clients and water speed record attempts. With account of the battles which took place during the Second World War, when the vital importance of coastal waters came to be recognized, he captures the drama of this highly individual form of combat. And not least the sea itself which was the common enemy of all who crewed these frail craft. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2009 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-79930 Coox, Alvin D. NOMONHAN:Japan Against Russia, 1939 From May to September 1939 Japan and the Sovietsfought a fierce war on the Mongolian plains thatended with a decisive Soviet victory; b/w tables &maps, appendicies, biblio, index. 1 vol, 1252 pgs 2002 US, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
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1-914013G Copeaux, Florent VAE VICTUS BOARD GAME #13: Orages a L'Est (Storms in the East) Includes rules in English.

Battle of Tali-Ihantala (June 25 to July 9, 1944) was part of the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War (1941-1944) during World War II. The battle was fought between Finnish forces -- using war materiel provided by Germany -- and Soviet forces. To date, it is the largest battle in the history of the Nordic countries.

Battle of Turda 1944: Troops from the Hungarian 2nd Army and the German 8th Army fought a defensive action against Romanian and Soviet forces. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2015 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-205930 Cornich, Nik PARTISAN WARFARE ON THE EASTERN FRONT 1941-1944: Images of War Series Between 1941 and 1944, in the war on the Eastern Front, Soviet partisans fought a ruthless underground campaign behind the German lines. During those three terrible years of occupation, they spied on the Germans, disrupted their communications, sabotaged road and rail routes, and carried out assassinations and raids, and thousands of these irregular soldiers lost their lives. Yet their exploits are frequently overlooked in general histories of the conflict, and their experience of the war and their contribution to the Soviet victory are rarely recognized.

That is why Nik Cornish's collection of photographs of the Soviet partisans is a landmark in the field. In a sequence of over 150 images, most of them previously unpublished, he gives a fascinating all-round portrait of the lives of the partisans and their struggle to resist and survive in a war that was waged with almost unparalleled cruelty on both sides.

In addition, in his commentary, he outlines the history of the partisans - their desperate, chaotic beginnings in the wake of the German attack, their increasing coordination, daring and effectiveness as the war went on, and the key role they played as the Germans were forced back. He also records, through the photographs, the merciless counter-measures taken by the Germans and the reprisals.

His book gives a compelling insight into one of the most important sideshows of the Second World War. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-211310 Cornish, Nic HITLER VERSUS STALIN: The Eastern Front 1941-1942 -- Barbarossa to Moscow -- Images of War Series Another volume in Images of War series' photograph-intensive books contains 150 photographs covering the German invasion of the USSR: Operation Barbarossa. Covers Ukraine, Belarus, and the Baltic states; the clashes at Brest, Smolensk, Kiev; the failure of Operation Typhoon; and more. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213680 Cornish, Nik HITLER VERSUS STALIN: The Eastern Front 1942-1943 -- Stalingrad to Kharkov, Images of War Contains 175 photographs. This phase of the war between Germany and the Soviet Union saw dramatic changes of fortune, offensives and counteroffensives on a massive scale, and these events are also illustrated in these rare photographs. These vivid images show the front-line fighting, the troops and the conditions on both sides, but they also document the consequences of war for the civilians under German occupation and the devastation of the Russian towns and cities. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-68960 Corum, James S. ROOTS OF BLITZKRIEG, THE Analysis of Hans von Seeckt and German MilitaryReform prior to WW2, best single volume on thesubject, notes, extensive biblio, index. 1 vol, 274 pgs 1992 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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1-204580 Cox, Jeffrey RISING SUN FALLING SKIES: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese offensive in the Far East seemed unstoppable. Allied forces engaged in a futile attempt to halt their rapid advance, culminating in the massed fleet of American, British, Dutch, and Australian forces (ABDA) clashing with the Japanese at the battle of the Java Sea - the first major sea battle of World War II in the Pacific.

But, in a campaign crippled by poor leadership and disastrous decisions, the Allied response was catastrophic, losing their largest warships and their tenuous toe-hold in the south Pacific within the first 72 hours of the battle. This defeat left ground troops cut off from reinforcement and supply, with obsolete equipment, no defense against endless Japanese air attacks, and with no chance of retreat. However, although command decisions were to condemn the Allies to defeat, the Allied goal was never an outright victory, simply a delaying action.

Facing a relentless and thoroughly vicious enemy, the combined forces responded not by running or surrendering, but by defiantly holding on in a struggle that was as much a test of character, bravery, and determination as it was a test of arms, ultimately costing the Allies ten vessels and the lives of 2,100 brave sailors.

This book reconstructing battles that in hindsight were all but hopeless and revealing where fatal mistakes and missed opportunities condemned the Allied forces in an insightful and compelling study of the largely overlooked clash in the Java Sea. 1 vol, 504 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-1947622 Cristini, Luca LE FORZE ARMATE Della RSI 1943-1945 (ITALIAN ARMY WWII: RSI) Now witjh English plate captions. Includes 16 full-color pages, with many b/w illustrations and maps. Covers the RSI, uniforms. equipment, and wartime history. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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2-32970 Cross, Robin CITADEL, THE BATTLE OF KURSK Analysis of the greatest armored battle in WWII, over 1,000 tanks and guns took part. Cross examines the methods of command and how they affected the outcome of the battle, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 288 pgs 1992 LONDON, MICHAEL O'MARA
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1-194210 Crossley, James Bismarck: The Epic Chase: The Sinking of the German Menace This new book revises previous theory of the events of May 1941, in which earlier publications have failed to reveal the full extent of the capabilities of both British and German radar or the significance of British ULTRA signal intercepts in the naval hunt for the Bismarck.

6 x 9.25 inches, 15 photos, 4 charts. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-980051 Crowdy, Terry DECEIVING HITLER Combining military deceptions with the double-agent networks, the allies were able to send the enemy misleading information about Allied troops, plans and operations. Glossary, index. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-ATO043 Cunliffe, Steven AGAINST THE ODDS # 43: Islands of the Damned Includes two solitaire island-invasion WWII games: Pacific Alamo (Wake Island) and Utmost Savagery (Peleliu).

In the early weeks of WWII in the Pacific, Wake Island was referred to as 'the Alamo of the Pacific.' The spirit of the defense heartened a nation shocked over their losses at Pearl Harbor and bracing for invasion. When the word came out about the island sinking two destroyers and inflicting hundreds of casualties, it gave a nation inspiration and seemed to teach the Japanese that the Americans were not as 'soft' as they anticipated.

As a contrast, Peleliu was an island of marginal value and might not have been attacked at all except those in charge expected it to be so easy. Major General William Rupertus, USMC - commander of 1st Marine Division - predicted the island would be secured within four days. The five battleships bombarding the beaches complained that they had 'run out of targets' after a few hours. Both were very wrong. Due to Japan's well-crafted fortifications and stiff resistance, the battle lasted over two months, and has the highest US casualty rate for any battle in the entire Pacific war.

Both games challenge players to mix boldness with good tactics. They must gain objectives but minimize casualties...as the historical commanders would have liked to do.

Games include 175+ large, full-color 5/8-inch die-cut counters and two separate 17x22-inch full color mapsheets.

Magazine also contains articles on 1st Marine Division, 1807 Friedland Campaign wargame, Japan Strikes at US Aircraft Carriers at Pearl Harbor, Modeling Stalingrad (three area-impulse games), and terrain effects in wargame design. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2015 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-206180 Czajkowski, Zbigniew translates by Marek Czajkowski Warsaw 1944 - An Insurgent's Journal of the Uprising 'Authentic, dramatically realistic, showing the tragedy of a generation thrown into a hopeless battle. A priceless treasure against which other memoirs pale in comparison.' Lech Dzikiewicz

'The Author has described the scenes of fighting so vividly . almost impossible to believe he had come out unscathed' Kultura

'An exceptionally valuable document - great historical and literary value'. Dziennik Polski

This remarkable Journal, written shortly after the event, describes not only the author's own experiences of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising but the wider picture. With the Soviet Army's arrival imminent, the Polish Underground fighters decided to wage open warfare against the hated Nazi occupiers. This courageous decision was taken despite the Poles' chronic shortage of arms, ammunition and medical support. They fully expected the Soviets to relieve them gratefully for hastening the defeat of the Germans. With cruel and calculated cynicism, the Soviets halted their offensive and let the uneven match be settled without their involvement. The outcome was inevitable - Warsaw was largely destroyed, the Polish men, women and children fighters crushed and the Nazis weakened. The Soviets then moved in.

This journal is a unique record of the bitter fighting when neither side was prepared to give quarter 1 vol, 176 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-89950 Danby, Jeff DAY OF THE PANZER, THE Covers L Company, 15th Regiment, 3rd Division as it pushed north from Marseilles in pursuit of the retreating Germans in August 1944. The focuses is the small scale unit actions. Maps, illust, index 1 vol, 365 pgs 2008 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-210430 Dando, Neal FROM TOBRUK TO TUNIS: The Impact of Terrain on British Operations and Doctrine in North Africa, 1940-1943 This book focuses on the extent to which the physical terrain features across Egypt, Libya and Tunisia affected British operations throughout the campaign in North Africa during the Second World War. One main theme of the work analyses the terrain from the operational and tactical perspective and argues that the landscape features heavily influenced British operations and should now be considered alongside other standard military factors.

The work differs from previous studies in that it considers these additional factors for the entire campaign until the Axis surrender in May 1943. Until now it has been widely assumed that much of the Western Desert coastal plateau was a broadly level, open region in which mobile armored operations were paramount. However this work concentrates on the British operations to show they were driven by the need to capture and hold key features across each successive battlefield. At the operational level planning was led by the need to hold key ground across Libya and especially the province of Cyrenaica during the crucial middle period of the campaign.

A secondary theme of the work argues that British forces began to improvise certain tactical doctrines, which altered the early practice of combined arms assaults into one of the Infantry and Armored formations fighting largely separated battles until the autumn of 1942. Other developments in doctrine which were affected by the terrain included the practice of unit dispersal to hold key ground and the use of temporary units such as Jock columns to harass and engage the enemy. The two themes are inter-linked and contribute fresh insights to the debate on British methods of warfare. Supported by 24 pages of specially commissioned color maps. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-197990 Darling, Kev US CARRIER WAR: Design, Development and Operations 300 b/w photos within text, plus two 16-page color sections. This book covers all aspects of the operations made by US aircraft carriers, from their introduction into service during WW1 to the continuing conflicts in the Middle East. America's part in WWI saw the deployment of US Navy aircraft operating from coastal bases - mainly Curtiss flying boats. In the immediate postwar period the first aircraft carriers were commissioned; Langley, Saratoga, and Lexington.

After the wreckage had settled in the mud of Pearl Harbor, US Navy fighters engaged the Japanese for the first time at Wake Island. Japan continued its conquest of the Pacific countries and Islands throughout 1941. The USN then went on the offensive when two carriers attacked the Gilbert-Marshall Islands, and the Doolittle raid against Japan was launched from USS Hornet. During the Battle of Coral Sea the US Navy achieved a significant victory. Meanwhile in the Atlantic, US Carriers including Wasp and Ranger undertook escort duties across Atlantic. The latter also helped with the supply of Spitfires to Malta.

Post WWII actions included the War in Korea when the US Navy deployed for operations covering combat on both the east and west coasts. During the War over Vietnam USMC and US Navy aircraft were deployed from carriers against targets in North and South Vietnam. Most recent carrier deployments include both Gulf Wars and continuing middle-eastern conflicts.

Appendices include technical details of USN carriers and the aircraft types flown. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2012 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-209910 Davies, Norman TRAIL OF HOPE: The Anders Army - An Odyssey Across Three Continents Following the conquest of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, hundreds of thousands of Polish families were torn from their homes and sent eastwards to the arctic wastes of Siberia. Prisoners of war, refugees, those regarded as 'social criminals' by Stalin's regime, and those rounded up by sheer chance were all sent 'to see the Great White Bear'.

However, with Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa just two years later, Russia and the Allied powers found themselves on the same side once more. Turning to those that it had previously deemed 'undesirable', Russia sought to raise a Polish army from the men, women and children that it had imprisoned within its labor camps to create the Polish II Corps or 'Anders Army.'

This recounts the compelling story of this unit and their exceptional journey from the gulag of Siberia through Iran, the Middle East, and North Africa to the battlefields of Italy to fight shoulder-to-shoulder with Allied forces. Complete with previously unpublished photographs and first-hand accounts from the men and women who lived through it, this is a unique visual and written record of one of the most fascinating episodes of WWII. 1 vol, 600 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-192660 de Vries, Guus MG34 Machinegun The sixth volume of the Propaganda Photo Series is the first detailed publication on the MG34, Germany's most important machine gun of World War II. This book contains a description of the development, production and use, the accessories and markings of the MG34, including many pictures and descriptions of prototypes and variants that have never been depicted and described before.

The most important quality of the Propaganda Photo Series however, is a unique selection of original German World War II propaganda photos, most never published before. The combination of solid information and original photos makes the Propaganda Photo Series the most extensive and reliable source of German small arms 'in-use', depicting the weapons and equipment as they were actually used.

9 x 9, 220 illustrations, 1 vol, 152 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-193740 Delaforce, Patrick Battles with Panzers: Monty's Tank Battalions 1 RTR and 2 RTR at War During the World War II, 1 RTR saw action in the North African desert, in Italy, and in North Western Europe, forming the spearhead of 7th Armored division in the campaigns of 1944 and 1945. Following service with the British Expeditionary force in France in 1940 and later in North Africa, 2RTR fought a heroic rearguard action in Burma in 1942. During 1944 and 1945, 2RTR took part in the Italian campaign before ending the war in Austria.

Patrick Delaforce has interviewed some 40 veteran officers and men of both battalions to tell the inspiring story of Britain's two premier tank battalions at War. His narrative is interwoven with extensive interviews with these veterans. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2010 UK, AMBERLY BOOKS
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1-193820 Delaforce, Patrick Churchill's Desert Rats in North-West Europe: From Normandy to Berlin In this fine account of the British 7th Armored Division, the author who fought alongside the Desert Rats describes the division's battles from the beaches, the breakout battles (Goodwood and Bluecoat), the liberation of Northern France, and Belgium. After taking Ghent there was the long months fighting in the Peel country of the Netherlands before Operation BLACKCOCK, the Rhine Crossing and the final advance into Germany, the capture of Hamburg, and the Allies' triumphant entry into Berlin. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-207090 Delaforce, Patrick MONTY'S NORTHERN LEGIONS Monty's famous desert legions -- 7th Armored Division, 51st Highland Division and 50th Northumbrian Division -- helped him win at El Alamein and throughout North Africa, and eventually in North West Europe after D-Day.

This book profiles two other distinguished formations which played significant roles in the liberation of North West Europe.

The 50th Tyne Tees Division was a fine infantry division first blooded at El Alamein and later in Sicily. Monty gave 50th Division the dangerous honor of attacking on D-Day in the first wave ashore on 'Gold' Beach. The only D-Day Victoria Cross was awarded to CSM Hollis of the Green Howards. The division fought through the Normandy campaign up towards the German border before disbandment in late 1944.

The 15th Scottish Division's three brigades swept into Normandy in Operation 'Epsom', Monty's first great battle for Caen. They fought their way through France and the Low Countries and were one of two assault divisions entrusted with storming across the Rhine in Operation 'Plunder.' 1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 UK, FRONTHILL MEDIA
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1-208780 Delaforce, Patrick Onslaught on Hitler's Rhine - Operations Plunder and Varsity March 1945 Operation Plunder was Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery's swan song. It is rarely mentioned in the Second World War history books, and when it is, both American and British military historians dismiss it as being ultra-cautious.

Monty was by nature a cautious commander with dwindling manpower resources. Operation Market Garden in September 1944 had not been successful in achieving a major lodgment over the Rhine. Monty knew that Hitler regarded the Rhine as his final barrier, and his storm-troopers and paratroops had fought like demons for four weeks in February/March 1945 defending the Siegfried Line in Operations Veritable and Blockbuster. Presumably they would continue to defend their own country to the bitter end. So, in command of a British, a Canadian and an American army Monty ensured by very careful planning, including a huge airborne drop in Operation Varsity, that the great onslaught would be furious, quick, ruthless and highly successful. And so it was.

Patrick Delaforce fought in Blockbuster, Plunder and all the river battles in his armored battle group, which reached the Danish frontier just before Stalin's Cossacks. The book is part of a Fonthill trilogy by Delaforce: Monty's Rhine Adventure (Market Garden); and Invasion of the Third Reich (the campaign after Plunder). 194 b/w illust. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2015 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-87560 Delize, Jean U-BOOTE CREWS: Daily Life 1939-1945 Written a specialist on naval history this book tells how the men were recruited and their training routine. Also cover day to day life aboard the U-Boats, biblio, index. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2007 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-204950 Denis, Eric STONNE 1940 In May 1940, the Panzers crossed the Meuse river. Guderian had the choice to go south and attack the rear of the Maginot line or to head west in order to encircle the French troops holding the Meuse line.

The town of Stonne and the woody hills of Mont-Dieu were the single area where it was possible to try to stop the German advance. To attack the Germans, the French urged elements from the 3rd DIM, the 3rd DRC, and the 4th BCC to face elements of the 10th Panzer Division and the Grossdeutschland infantry Regiment.

Stonne saw very hard fighting, the town itself switched sides 17 times in 3 days. Some German officers mentioned Stonne among the battles they will never forget. Most of the Grossdeutschland infantry regiment of the 1940 western campaign were lost in Stonne.

The town was totally occupied only on May 25, French pockets were still resisting to the enemy. The French infantry lost many men too: one of the 51e RI company finished the battle with only five sergeants and 30 soldiers. The battle of Stonne has be called by the Germans the 'Verdun of 1940.' 1 vol, 84 pgs 2014 FRANCE, HISTOIRE AND COLLECTIONS
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1-193460 Denton, Mansel Battle for Narva, 1944 Whereas other German units in 1944 had failed to hold their ground in Russia, Heeresgruppe Nord still clung tenaciously to one of the last occupied positions near Soviet territory; the Estonian city of Narva. That toehold was what these volunteers would fight so dearly for in arduous winter conditions, hugely outnumbered by their opponents.

Massing on the other side were Soviet troops with vengeance in their hearts. Having endured months of near starvation at Leningrad and Oranienbaum, those soldiers would finally get their chance to fight the enemy who had earlier invaded their homeland. The city itself would be fought over for months in relentless battles, often erupting into savage close-quarter combat and frequently leading to thousands of casualties.

It incorporates large amounts of photographic evidence. The photographs and their captions offer uncommon insight into the life of the average combatant under German command wanting nothing more than to survive another day. In some cases the photos dating back to 1944 are contrasted with the same location as seen today. That photographic evidence is effectively supported by accurate historical and archival research, including geographic data.

8 x 11 inches, 120 photographs, 3 maps, tables. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2010 UK, HISTORY FACTS BOOKS
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1-66340 Derry, T.K. CAMPAIGN IN NORWAY, THE British Official History of the 1940 campaign, b/w photos, (18) maps. 1 vol, 304 pgs 1995 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-206670 Diamond, Jon STILWELL AND THE CHINDITS: The Allied Campaign in Northern Burma 1943 - 1944 - Images of war This latest book in the highly successful Images of War series covers the dramatic events that saw ultimate Allied victory over the Japanese in remote Northern Burma on the Chinese border. The plan involved two separate but concurrent operations. US Army General Joseph Stilwell was ordered to train up two Chinese divisions and together with a US special force (Merrill's Marauders) advance to seize the key Japanese base at Myitkyina.

At the same time Brigadier Orde Wingate and his 77 Brigade (known as the Chindits) penetrated and fought deep behind Japanese lines. While the success of this Operation (LONG STOP) remains debatable, the Chindits' courage and determination destroyed the myth of Japanese invincibility. Despite terrible deprivation a second much larger operation (THURSDAY) went ahead.

As this highly informative and well illustrated book reveals, the concept was ultimately successful with Myitkyina falling to Stilwell's Chinese/US force in mid 1944. The Chindits and Maranders, now greatly depleted by enemy action, malnutrition and disease were evacuated to India but became legends.

Note: The preliminary cover of the book says 'Sitwell,' presumably fixed before actual printing. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-209350 Diamond, Jon FALL OF MALAYA AND SINGAPORE: Images of War series In just 10 weeks from 8 December 1941 to mid February 1942, British and Imperial forces were utterly defeated by the numerically inferior Japanese under General Yamashita.

British units fought hard on the Malayan mainland but the Japanese showed greater mobility, cunning, and tactical superiority. Morale was badly affected by the loss of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse to Japanese aircraft on 19 December as they sought out enemy shipping. Panic set in as military and civilians withdrew south to Singapore.

Thought to be an impregnable fortress, its defenses against land attacks were shockingly deficient. General Percival's leadership was at best uninspired and at worst incompetent. Once the Allied troops withdrew to Singapore it was only a matter of time before surrender became inevitable. To make matters worse, reinforcements arrived but only in time to be made POWs.

The whole catastrophe is brilliantly described in this highly illustrated book. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205330 Dix, Anthony THE NORWAY CAMPAIGN AND THE RISE OF CHURCHILL 1940 While the campaign in Norway (April to June 1940) was a depressing opening to active hostilities between Britain and Nazi Germany, it led directly to Churchill's war leadership and The Coalition. Both were to prove decisive in the long term.

This well researched work opens with a summary of the issues and personalities in British politics in the 1930s. The consequences of appeasement and failure to re-arm quickly became apparent in April 1940. The Royal Navy, which had been the defense priority, found itself seriously threatened by the Luftwaffe's control of the skies. The economies inflicted on the Army were all too obvious when faced by the Wehrmacht. Losses of men and equipment were serious and salutary.

The campaign itself is broken down into three phases - the landings in support of the Norwegians, the evacuation from Central Norway which led to Chamberlain's resignation and, finally, the campaign in the North which remained credible until the fall of France.

This book, with its informed mix of politics and war fighting, provides a balanced overview of the opening campaign of the Second World War and its consequences. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-206230 Doherty, Richard EIGHTH ARMY IN ITALY 1943-45: The Long Hard Slog Eighth Army, Britain's most famous field army of the twentieth century, landed in Italy in September 1943 and fought continuously until the defeat of the Germans in early May 1945.

This book studies the experience of Eighth Army in the Italian campaign, examining how a force accustomed to the open spaces of North Africa adjusted to the difficult terrain of Italy where fighting became much more a matter for the infantry than for the armor. It also compares the qualities of the commanders of Eighth Army in Italy: Montgomery, Leese and, finally, McCreery.

The book uses official records at various levels, personal accounts - some never before published - and published material to present a picture of an army that, although defined as British, was one of the war's most cosmopolitan formations. Its soldiers came from the UK, Canada, India, Ireland, Nepal, New Zealand, Poland and South Africa as well as from Palestine - the Jewish Brigade - and from Italy itself. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-210960 Doherty, Richard CHURCHILL'S GREATEST FEAR: The Battle of the Atlantic - 3 September 1939 to 7 May 1945 The Battle of the Atlantic (Churchill's term) was arguably the pivotal campaign of the Second World War -- it was certainly the longest starting with the sinking of RMS Athenia on 3 September 1939 and ending with the torpedoing of SS Avon Dale on 7 May 1945.

This superbly researched work covers all the major aspects of The Battle, balancing the initial advantages of Admiral Donitz's U-Boat force, the introduction of the convoy system, the role of the opposing surface fleets and air forces, relative strengths and the all important technical developments. Intelligence particularly the Bletchley Park intercepts played an increasingly important part in the final outcome.

The author concludes that May 1943 was the moment when the Allies seized the initiative and, despite desperate German efforts, never lost their advantage. Using official records, personal accounts and a wealth of historical research, this work gives the reader a splendidly concise yet broad account of the course of the campaign, the men who fought it on both sides and the critical moments and analysis of the outcome. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-212950 Domagalski, John UNDER A BLOOD RED SUN: The Remarkable Story of PT Boats in the Philippines and the Rescue of General MacArthur The story behind the exploits of the unit that was immortalized in the blockbuster 1945 movie 'They Were Expendable' starring John Wayne and Robert Montgomery. Includes 16 pages of photos.

During the opening days of World War II in the Pacific, a small group of American sailors in the Philippines were propelled into the forefront of the fighting. They were manned with six small wooden torpedo (PT) boats and led by a courageous, larger-than-life character in Lieutenant John D. Bulkeley. The men of Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 faced insurmountable odds as they conducted a series of heroic operations against the navy and air power of Imperial Japan.

As America's defense of the Philippines crumbled under the weight of a massive Japanese assault, the courageous activities of Bulkeley's men made headlines across the US - often as the only good news coming from the bleak Pacific front. The unit achieved everlasting fame by evacuating General Douglas MacArthur from the front. Then the squadron continued to fight on until all six of its torpedo boats were lost under fire. The fate of the doomed American defenders was sealed when the Japanese won the battle for the islands in the spring of 1942. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE
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1-211280 Donnell, Clayton THE DEFENCE OF SEVASTOPOL 1941-1942: The Soviet Perspective In December 1941, while America was reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the offensives of the German Army Groups North and Center were stalled in the mud and cold of the Russian winter, the German Eleventh Army encircled the vast fortress of Sevastopol in the Crimea, launching massive combined air, artillery, and land attacks against the heavily defended positions.

Describes the design and development of the Red Army's formidable base at Sevastopol and concentrates on the sequence of attacks mounted by the Wehrmacht on the strongpoints protecting the city. The forts and bunkers had to be taken one by one after devastating artillery and air attacks, the casualties on both sides were severe, and this brutal struggle went on for over six months. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-210870 Dossena, Paolo HITLER'S TURKESTANI SOLDIERS: A History of the 162nd (Turkistan) Infantry Division This is the story of the 162nd (Turkistan) Infantry Division, a World War II German division composed of Central Asian Turkistanis. The book covers the political background (pan-Turkism) of the founders of this unit in German service, debunks some historical myths, and focuses on the most crucial events in the history of the division: The Gottschee battle (Slovenia) and the 'great winter mopping up' (northern Italy). Include 260 photos and two maps.

Pan-Turkish activists were prime movers in organizing Turkistani military units in German uniform. These men were completely unrelated to the occultist/esoteric beliefs, followed by some top Nazi leaders such as Heinrich Himmler or Alfred Rosenberg. The Pan-Turkish activists recruited the soldiers from Soviet POWs in Hitler's hands. Not all of the former prisoners were volunteers, some were forced to join, while a huge number of Soviet soldiers enlisted in order to survive German captivity (where a large number of their comrades had died because of ill treatment or starvation.)

Another huge problem was that Pan-Turkism is something different from Kemalism (Turkish-Anatolian secular and Jacobin nationalism), the former being the political movement aiming at the political union of all Turkic-speaking populations. This is why the German ambassador to Ankara reported that he thought that the Turkish Government might even be embarrassed by open Pan-Turk propaganda from Berlin. Despite this, four main Turkish or partially Turkish units in German uniform were formed. These units were part of the 'Eastern Troops', whose Soviet personnel (Baltics, Slavs, Caucasians, Turkmen, etc.) were integrated into the German forces.

It seems that the largest formation of the Eastern Troops in German service was the 162nd (Turkistan) Infantry Division. The most crucial event in the history of this formation was the 'great winter mopping up' (November 1944-January 1945). This operation (the clearing of Italian partisan independent republics which had been set up in the Northern Apennine mountains) was the greatest German anti-partisan action in Western Europe and one of the greatest anti-partisan operations of World War II.

The author undertook a massive field investigation to determine what happened in the mountains. He reached the conclusion that the Turkistani soldiers were victims twice over: as Easterners they were regarded as inferior beings by their Nazi masters, as non-Communists, they were regarded as traitors by the Allies. All of this explains why the life and the fate of these Turkmen was absolutely tragic. 1 vol, 430 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-198960 Doubler, Michael Closing With the Enemy: How Gis Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945 Closing with the Enemy picks up where D-Day leaves off. From Normandy through the breakout in France to the German army's last gasp in the Battle of the Bulge, Doubler deals with the deadly business of war-closing with the enemy, fighting and winning battles, taking and More...holding territory. His study provides a provocative reassessment of how American GIs accomplished these dangerous and costly tasks.

Doubler argues that, without such ingenuity and imaginative leadership, it would have been impossible to defeat an enemy as well trained and heavily fortified as the German army the GIs confronted in the tortuous hedgerow country of northern France, the narrow cobblestoned streets of Aachen and Brest, the dark recesses of the Huertgen Forest, and the frigid snow-covered hills of the Ardennes. B/w photos and maps.


1 vol, 400 pgs 1994 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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2-198960 Doubler, Michael Closing With the Enemy: How Gis Fought the War in Europe, 1944-1945 Closing with the Enemy picks up where D-Day leaves off. From Normandy through the breakout in France to the German army's last gasp in the Battle of the Bulge, Doubler deals with the deadly business of war-closing with the enemy, fighting and winning battles, taking and More...holding territory. His study provides a provocative reassessment of how American GIs accomplished these dangerous and costly tasks.

Doubler argues that, without such ingenuity and imaginative leadership, it would have been impossible to defeat an enemy as well trained and heavily fortified as the German army the GIs confronted in the tortuous hedgerow country of northern France, the narrow cobblestoned streets of Aachen and Brest, the dark recesses of the Huertgen Forest, and the frigid snow-covered hills of the Ardennes. B/w photos and maps.


1 vol, 400 pgs 1994 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-206550 Doughty, Robert BREAKING POINT: Sedan and the Fall of France 1940 An engaging narrative of the small-unit actions near Sedan during the 1940 campaign for France, eight maps. Reconstructs the fighting in and around Sedan by German panzer forces under the famous Heinz Guderian and their French opponents. Examines both sides of the battle, from privates up to generals. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2014 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-199010 Douglas-Home, Charles ROMMEL Considering the size of the book I think Charles Douglas-Home has done justice in portraying Rommel as a real blood and flesh person rather than an enigmatic legend. He is able to differentiate Rommel as a German army officer different from the SS culture.

Rommel was not judgmental but instinctive. Home compares Rommel to his counterparts in the British army and you can see how flexible Rommel was in his planning. Home also compares Rommel to the other German generals - as you will notice that Rommel never saw the grand picture but was more preoccupied with his own battle.

1 vol, 224 pgs 1973 US, SATURDAY REVIEW PRESS
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1-202010 Drabkin, Artem PANZER KILLERS: Anti-Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front What was it like to confront the German panzer armies as an anti-tank gunner on the Eastern Front during the Second World War? How could you hope overcome of one of the best-equipped, well-trained and tenacious armored forces of the time? And how did the Red Army's tactics and skills develop over the course of the war in order to counter the threat posed by the elite troops of the Wehrmacht?

The vivid personal narratives of Red Army anti-tank men selected for this book give a fascinating insight into these questions - and into the first-hand experience of anti-tank warfare 70 years ago. Their testimony reveals how lethal, rapid, small-scale actions - gun against tank - were fought, and it shows how such isolated actions determined the outcome of the massive offensives and counter-offensives that characterized the struggle on the Eastern Front. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-209940 Drabkin, Artem BARBAROSSA THROUGH SOVIET EYES: The First Twenty-Four Hours 22 June 1941 changed the direction of the Second World War. It also changed the direction of human history. Unleashing a massive, three-pronged assault into Soviet territory, the German army unwittingly created its own nemesis, forging the modern Russian state in the process. Thus, for most Russians, 22 June 1941 was a critical point in their nation's history. After the first day of 'Barbarossa' nothing would be the same again - for anyone.

Apparently caught off guard by Hitler's initiative, the Soviets struggled to make sense of a disaster that had seemingly struck from nowhere. Generals scrambled to mobilize ill-prepared divisions, pilots defied orders not to grapple with the mighty Luftwaffe, bewildered soldiers showed individual acts of blind courage, and civilians dumbstruck by air raid sirens and radio broadcasts told of German treachery. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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3-48010 Duffy, Christopher RED STORM ON THE REICH:Soviet March on Germany This splendid book records the final campaign on the Eastern Front in 1945 in which millions of lives were lost, (14) b/w maps, appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 403 pgs 2001 NY,
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1-66420 Duffy, James P. HITLER'S SECRET PIRATE FLEET Fascinating account of the fleet of nine warshipsthat cruised the seven seas disguised as merchant-men and sank/captured more than a million tons ofallied shipping, b/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 222 pgs 2001 WESTPORT, PRAEGER PRESS
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1-202170 Edwards, Bernard JAPAN'S BLITZKRIEG: The Allied Collapse in the East 1941-42 Early on the morning of 7 December 1941, 360 Japanese carrier-borne aircraft made a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, and laid waste to the American Far East Fleet. They sank four battleships, crippled three cruisers and three destroyers, and seriously damaged two other battleships. 164 planes were destroyed and 2,403 servicemen and civilians were killed -- all for the loss of 29 Japanese aircraft and 55 men. Two days later, the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse, were sunk by Japanese torpedo bombers as they raced north to intercept an enemy invasion force heading for Malaya.

In these two bold forays, the Japanese had successfully emasculated Allied naval power in the East. There now remained no big guns afloat anywhere in the Pacific and Indian oceans capable of opposing Admiral Yamamoto's ships.

So began Japan's blitzkrieg. The Malay peninsular was rapidly overwhelmed, Hong Kong surrendered on Christmas Day, Manila went the same way on the 31st, and on 15 February 1942, in one of the most ignominious defeats in modern warfare, 85,000 British troops laid down their arms, and the vital base of Singapore was in Japanese hands. Thereafter, the rays of the Rising Sun spread ever outwards, overrunning island after island, until even Australia was threatened.

The book tells how the Dutch Spice Islands, Java and Sumatra, became a last refuge for those fleeing before the Japanese whirlwind advance, and it was from here that the remaining Allied merchant ships in the area made their bid for freedom carrying hundreds of refugees. For many of these ships it was to be their last voyage. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2006 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-202180 Edwards, Bernard T-34 IN ACTION The Soviet T-34 medium tank was one of the most famous and effective fighting vehicles of the Second World War. Along with the German Tiger and the American Sherman, it was a milestone in tank design that changed the course of the conflict. Much has been written about the technical history of the tank and the vital part it played in the huge tank battles on the Eastern Front, but less has been said about the men who went to war in the T-34 and lived, fought and sometimes died in these remarkable machines. This pioneering book, which is based on extensive interviews with tank crews, records their experiences and offers a compelling inside view of armored warfare in the mid-twentieth century. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2006 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-194240 Edwards, Peter J. Rise and Fall of the Japanese Imperial Naval Air Service This book describes in considerable detail the people, events ships and aircraft that shaped the Air Service from its origins in the late 19th century to its demise in 1945. The formative years began when a British Naval Mission was established in Japan in 1867 to advise on the development of balloons for naval purposes. After the first successful flights of fixed-wing aircraft in the USA and Europe, the Japanese navy sent several officers to train in Europe as pilots and imported a steady stream of new models to evaluate.

During WWI, Japan became allied with the UK and played a significant part in keeping the German fleets of ships and submarines at bay in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. However, in the international naval treaties that followed, they felt betrayed since the number of capital ships, battleships, and cruisers that they were allowed was below those of the USA and the UK.

Aircraft carriers were not included, so a program of carrier building was started and continued until WWII. At the same time they developed an aircraft industry and at the beginning of war their airplanes were comparable, and in some instances superior, to those of the British and Americans.

6 x 9.5 inches, 68 photos and charts. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-203680 Edwards. Robert SCOUTS OUT: A History of German Armored Reconnaissance Units in World War II First extensive treatment of the subject in English with 100 color illustrations and 500 b/w photos. This profiles of the armored reconnaissance vehicles that performed vital functions for the Third Reich's war machine. Includes capsule histories of the reconnaissance elements of panzer, mechanized infantry, Waffen-SS, and Luftwaffe divisions.

Includes first-hand accounts from reconnaissance soldiers. Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of photos, the majority of which have never been published before, as well as color illustrations of uniforms and insignia. Essential for historians, armor buffs, collectors, modelers, and wargamers. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2013 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-60600 Ellis C. & Bishop D. MILITARY TRANSPORT OF WWII Blandford book, 178 color illust, WWII to 1960's. 1 vol, 185 pgs 1970 LONDON, BLANDFORD PRESS
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1-13980 Ellis, Chris FAMOUS SHIPS OF WORLD WAR 2 Arco Color Series, 71 color illust, with text. Digest size 5.25 x 7.5 inches. 1 vol, 210 pgs 1976 NY, ARCO PUBLISHING COMP.
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1-960003 Ellis, Chris 7TH FLIEGER DIVISION:Student's Fallschirmjager Origins/history, Organization, O/B's, Campaign and Battle History, Insignia/Markings, color and b/w photos/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2001 UK, IAN ALLAN LTD
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1-44680 Ellis, L.F. WAR IN FRANCE AND FLANDERS, THE British Official History of the 1940 campaign, b/w photos, (37) maps. 1 vol, 564 pgs 1996 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-78740 Engle, Eloise and Paananen, Lauri WINTER WAR, THE:SOVIET ATTACK ON FINLAND 1939-1940 Russia's invasion of Finland, b/w photos, maps 1 vol, 176 pgs 1993 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-73480 Enjames, Henri-Paul G.I. COLLECTOR'S GUIDE 9x12, hundreds of color photos of every aspect of the GI in the ETO. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2004 PARIS, HISTOIRE COLLECTIO
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1-73482 Enjames, Henri-Paul G.I. COLLECTOR'S GUIDE:Volume 2 9x12, hundreds of color photos of every aspect of the GI in the ETO. All the chapters from Volume 1 have been revised and an 132 additional pages added covering Stateside training, POW's in German Camps 1 vol, 256 pgs 2008 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-89980 Esteban, Jesus MILITARY INTERVENTION CORPS-SPANISH BLUE DIVISION 8.5x11, 400+ color & b/w images. Detailed study of the Spanish in the Wehrmacht 1941-45. Covers the Organization, Uniforms, Insignia and much more 1 vol, 192 pgs 2008 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-193940 Evans, David Guide to the Beaches and Battlefields of Normandy 100 illustrations offer a complete guide to each and every town, village, beach, battery, and cemetery that figured in the D-Day battle of 6 June 1944. 6 x 9 inches. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2010 UK, AMBERLY BOOKS
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1-62320 Evans, Martin Marix FALL OF FRANCE, THE:May-June 1940 8x11, 150 b/w illust, 80 color plates. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2000 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHERS
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1-209410 Failmezger, Victor AMERICAN KNIGHTS: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion This is the story of the men and machines who made up the very first Tank Destroyer Battalion, the 601st, from their unique training and formation, to the final, desperate battles in the heart of Nazi Germany. Packed with rare material, letters, diaries and unpublished photographs, this is an intense and intimate chronicle of the men who fought the Panzers in an astonishing 10 campaigns and 546 days of lethal combat. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-205440 Feist, Uwe LUFTWAFFE WAR DIARY Visual history of the German air force in World War II.

Includes: Hundreds of color and b/w images of pilots and crews, aircraft, uniforms, awards, sidearms, and more; Stuka dive-bombers, Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters, and other planes; and is a great reference for historians, modelers, World War II buffs, and aviation enthusiasts. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2014 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-207650 Ferguson, Harvey THE LAST CAVALRYMAN: The Life of General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr. 'Truscott was one of the really tough generals, soldier-cartoonist Bill Mauldin of the 45th Infantry Division once wrote. 'He could have eaten a ham like Patton for breakfast any morning and picked his teeth with the man's pearl-handled pistols.' Truscott spent half his time at the front - the real front - with nobody in attendance but a nervous Jeep driver and a worried aide.

This biography of Lucian K. Truscott, Jr. tells the story of his hardscrabble beginnings, patchy education, and questionable luck to rise to the rank of lieutenant general, earning a reputation as one of World War II's most effective officers along the way.

Drawing on his personal papers -- only recently made available -- Ferguson describes Truscott's near-accidental entry into the US Cavalry (propelled by Pancho Villa's 1916 raids) and his somewhat halting rise through the ranks - aided by fellow cavalryman George S. Patton, Jr., who steered him into the nascent armored force at the right time. Includes his service in the WWII, from creating the US Army Rangers to engineering the breakout from Anzio and leading the invasion of southern France, and then details postwar work with the CIA under President Dwight Eisenhower. Includes 23 b/w illust and 10 b/w maps. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2015 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-88570 Fisher, Thomas SOLDIERS OF THE LEIBSTANDARTE Text and photo album of Germany's most famous WWII division. In-depth profiles, based on personal contacts/interviews of SS-Brigadefuhrer Wilhelm Mohnke and 62 others. 900 photos/illust. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2008 CANADA. JJ FEDOROWITZ
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1-78260 Fleischer, Wolfgang ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO GERMAN PANZERS: 1935-1945 270+ b/w photos 1 vol, 160 pgs 2002 US, SCHIFFER PUBLISHING
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1-204870 Forczyk, Robert TANK WARFARE: On the Eastern Front 1941-1942 -- Schwerpunkt The German panzer armies that swept into the Soviet Union in 1941 were an undefeated force that had honed their skill in combined arms warfare to a fine edge. The Germans focused their panzers and tactical air support at points on the battlefield defined as Schwerpunkt - main effort - to smash through any defensive line and then advance to envelope their adversaries.

Initially, these methods worked well in the early days of Operation Barbarossa and the tank forces of the Red Army suffered defeat after defeat. Although badly mauled in the opening battles, the Red Army's tank forces did not succumb to the German armored onslaught and German planning and logistical deficiencies led to over-extension and failure in 1941.

In the second year of the invasion, the Germans directed their Schwerpunkt toward the Volga and the Caucasus and again achieved some degree of success, but the Red Army had grown much stronger and by November 1942, the Soviets were able to turn the tables at Stalingrad.

Robert Forczyk's incisive study offers fresh insight into how the two most powerful mechanized armies of the Second World War developed their tactics and weaponry during the critical early years of the Russo-German War. He uses German, Russian and English sources to provide the first comprehensive overview and analysis of armored warfare from the German and Soviet perspectives. His analysis of the greatest tank war in history is compelling reading. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-206070 Forczyk, Robert Where the Iron Crosses Grow - The Crimea 1941-44 The Crimea has been the scene of conflict throughout its history. First occupied by the Russians in the 18th century it was the scene of the Crimean War, and was drawn into the Russian Civil War, as well as World War II. Today it remains a much disputed region with the Crimea at the center of ongoing tensions between East and West. Throughout World War II the Crimea was a microcosm of the more general war on the Eastern Front, reflecting the ebb and flow of fortunes of that conflict. It was a crucible that saw first Soviet and then German armies surrounded, overwhelmed, and then destroyed. The nature of the fighting in the Crimea was unusual for the Eastern Front, with naval forces playing an important role, as the Crimea's position in the Black Sea gave rise to a major role for naval supply, amphibious landings, and, ultimately, evacuation. However, in other ways it was more characteristic of the Eastern Front, and the fighting for and occupation of the region saw the same level of atrocity and ethnic cleansing commonplace throughout the war in the East, with each side reaching the depths of barbarity in their treatment of the civilian population. Based on extensive new archival research, this incredible narrative history by acclaimed historian Robert Forczyk sheds new light on this vital aspect of the Eastern Front that has not been covered in English before. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212440 Forczyk, Robert WE MARCH AGAINST ENGLAND: Operation Sea Lion 1940-41 In May 1940 Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe, the only European power still standing was Great Britain - and the all-conquering German armed forces stood poised to cross the Channel.

Following the destruction of the RAF fighter forces, the sweeping of the Channel of mines, and the wearing down of the Royal Naval defenders, two German army groups were set to storm the beaches of southern England. Despite near-constant British fears from August to October, the invasion never took place after first being postponed to spring 1941 before finally being abandoned entirely.

This book examines, in depth, how Operation Sea Lion fitted in with German air-sea actions around the British Isles as he shows exactly what stopped Hitler from invading Britain. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-196340 Ford, Brian J SECRET WEAPONS: Technology, Science and the Race to Win World War II Deep in the bunkers of Nazi Germany, many of the world's top scientists worked to create a new generation of war winning super-weapons. A few of these, such as jet aircraft and the V2 rocket, became realities at the end of the war, others never made it off the drawing-board. Written by noted research scientist, Brian Ford, this book charts the history of secret weapons development by all the major powers during the war, from British radar to Japanese ray-guns, and explains the impact that these developments eventually had on the outcome of World War II. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-195200 Ford, Ken and Zaloga Steven J OVERLORD: The Illustrated History of the D-Day Landings Softcover reprint of 2009 book, which itself is a compilation of several previously published books: Campaign 1: Normandy 1944 (by Stephen Badsey), Campaign 100: D-Day 1944 (1) and Campaign 102: D-Day 1944 (2) (both by Stephen Zaloga), and Campaign 112: D-Day 1944 (4) (by Ken Ford).

If you missed these, this is a great compilation book with the usual Osprey touch of concise info, maps, and drawings. If you already own them, you'll not miss much. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969002 Forsyth, Robert 002 MESSERSCHMITT ME 264 AMERIKA BOMBER (X-Planes) As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of the 'Amerika Bomber' -- a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic. The Messerschmitt Me 264 was chosen from designs tendered by Messerschmitt, Junkers, and Focke-Wulf, and this long-range aircraft would be capable of attacking cities in the United States.

Just one month before the attack on Pearl Harbor and the American entry into World War II, Hitler was promising, privately, to wage a new war against the USA after his victories in Europe. Dazzling digital artwork and 50 rare archival photographs help examine the development, intended role, and influence of the aircraft that Hitler planned to use to bomb New York City. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-73510 Fortin, Ludovic BRITISH TANKS IN NORMANDY 9.x12, the author examines the units involved, the AFVs fielded in Normandy and doctrine used by the High Command, b/w & color illust/drawings/photos. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2004 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-886202 Fortin, Ludovic Normandy '44 Operations Totalize and Tractable In July and August 1944, the Allies launched a number of operations intended to break through the German lines and push them towards Falaise. Many b/w and color maps, drawings, photos, illust. Excellent photos, but English text needs work. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2008 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-208720 Forty, George PATTON'S THIRD ARMY AT WAR This oversize book with 300 illustrations is the story of General George S. Patton's magnificent Third Army as it advanced across Nazi-occupied Europe in World War II. As America's own answer to Blitzkrieg, Third Army's actions from the Normandy coast across France and Germany to Austria gave a new dimension to the term 'fluid warfare.' They only needed one general order-to seek out the enemy, trap, and destroy them. This they did, relentlessly overcoming every obstacle thrown in their way.

Third Army's story is one of armor, infantry, and aircraft working together with a perfection that even amazed the Germans, who had always considered themselves the masters of the mobile offensive. Though Third Army is often remembered for its tank spearheads, like the 4th Armored Division, these pages also give credit to the brave infantry divisions which butted their heads against fortresses such as Metz with ultimate success. It is also the story of a triumph of administration as thousands of trucks carried forward the supplies so vital to keep the army on the move and fighting.

When a German counteroffensive nearly burst through the US lines in the Ardennes, it was Patton's Third Army that turned on its heel and immediately drove in the Bulge, ending Hitler's last great hope for success in the west. Afterward nothing could stop Third Army itself as it crossed the Rhine and overran the Reich. Much of Third Army's greatness, its driving force, its will to win, was owed to one man-General George Smith Patton, Jr - and in consequence a significant section of this book has been devoted to him alone. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2015 US, CASEMATE
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1-36890 Forty, George AFRIKA KORPS AT WAR: 2. The Long Road Back 9x12, using b/w photos/illust and maps the author tells the tale of the DAK from Rommel's take over to the end, excellent account. 1 vol, 128 pgs 1979 NY, CHARLES SCRIBNERS
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2-36890 Forty, George AFRIKA KORPS AT WAR: 2. The Long Road Back 9x12, using b/w photos/illust and maps the author tells the tale of the DAK from Rommel's take over to the end, excellent account. 1 vol, 128 pgs 1979 LONDON, IAN ALLEN
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1-44970 Forty, George ARMIES OF GEORGE S. PATTON, THE Account of how Patton built the armies with which he dominated North Africa and Europe, 120 b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 336 pgs 1996 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR
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1-212390 Forty, Simon and Georger HITLER'S ATLANTIC WALL: Yesterday and Today Masters of the continent, the Nazis realized that they would have to defend their gains, and once the United States entered the war, redoubled their efforts. Using forced and slave labor, they built a chain of defensive positions, coastal batteries, and beach defenses from the top of Norway to the Franco-Spanish border.

However, as was so typical of the Nazis, while the bunkers and batteries seem impressively constructed, and the Atlantic Wall has left a permanent reminder of the years of Nazi domination, it was crippled by lack of strategic planning, internal bickering, and a multitude of command structures that did not communicate with each other effectively.

In June 1944 the Allies burst through the wall, and while it took many lives to break the crust of the German defenses, the vaunted Atlantic Wall proved ineffective save for the fortresses the Allies bypassed and subdued later.

The book combines aerial photography with old photographs, maps, and current illustrations to provide a pictorial analysis of the subject -- around 500 illustrations ensure the subject is well covered. After opening sections on the construction of the wall, the defensive plan, and the different structures that were built, Hitler's Atlantic Wall yesterday and today provides a survey of the key locations and what can be seen today -- including many of the museums that interpret them. The bulk of the book is divided geographically by country, dealing with France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-CP6531 Fowler, William K. OPERATION BLAU: 6 Armee's Summer Offensive, June - August 1942 Germany unleashed its massive invasion of Russia in 1941, conquering swathes of enemy territory. However, as the first winter snows fell, the Wehrmacht realized it had perhaps bitten off more than it could chew. However, as summer rolled around in 1942, the German Army in southern Russia sought to reach the Volga River, capture a city called Stalingrad and occupy the Caucasus to cut off oil supplies. This offensive was codenamed 'Operation Blau' and author William Fowler has done a superb job of collating photos relating to this summer campaign.

The volume begins with a description of the Eastern Front strategic context and the objectives of Operation Blau. A primary combat unit employed was the 6th Army commanded by General Frederick von Paulus. This formation contained 20 divisions: 250,000 soldiers, 500 tanks and 7,000 artillery pieces/mortars. The author also provides a useful order of battle.

Despite facing strong resistance, by late July 1942 the 6th Army was poised near Stalingrad and confident of victory. Of course, history tells us the rest, but that's beyond the scope of this volume. This book, through the extensive collection of photos, traces the exploits of soldiers as they put Operation Blau into effect. The black and white pictures show all manner of equipment and weapons, with even some Russian equipment thrown in for good effect.

In the center of the book is the expected set of four color plates. The artwork has been prepared by Ramiro Bujeiro, a new contributor to the series, and they show three infantrymen plus a Luftwaffe artilleryman in various uniform combinations. This well-illustrated book offers an insight into an important phase of WWII. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2013 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-205010 Franks, Norman FIGHTER PILOTS OVER BURMA: RAF Images of War It is a recognized fact that, had the war gone badly for the Allies on the India/Burma front, and had the Japanese succeeded in invading the Indian Continent, the outcome of the war would have been entirely different. Yet despite this, the campaign on the Burma front is offered surprisingly scant coverage in the majority of photo-history books. This new book, from respected military historian and author Norman Franks, attempts to redress the balance, noting the importance of this particular aerial conflict within the wider context of the World War II.

Franks takes as his focus the pilots, aircraft and landscapes that characterized the campaign. Photographs acquired during the course of an intensive research period are consolidated into a volume that is sure to make for a popular addition to the established Images of War series. Many unpublished photographs feature, each one offering a new insight into the conflict as it unfolded over Burmese skies. The archive offers a wealth of dynamic images of RAF Hurricanes and Spitfires in flight, with shots of both the aircraft and the pilots employed during this challenging conflict.

To fly and fight in Burma, pilots really had to be at the top of their game. The Japanese enemy certainly wasn't the only problem to contend with -- weather, poor food, incredible heat and all its attendant maladies, jungle diseases, tigers, elephants, and fevers. In Britain, a pilot could look forward to a break from operations every six months or so on average. In Burma, pilots first employed in 1941 were still flying operations in 1944.

The collection represents a determination on the author's part to record the part played by these resilient and skilled RAF fighter pilots, the contribution that they paid in supporting General Slim's 14th Army and the part they ultimately played in defeating the Japanese attempts to break through into India. These efforts, all paramount and imperative to success, are celebrated here in words and images in a volume sure to appeal to Spitfire and Hurricane enthusiasts, as well as the more general reader. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-207400 Franks, Norman COASTAL COMMAND'S AIR WAR AGAINST THE GERMAN U-BOATS This book summarizes the story of how RAF Coastal Command overcame the German U-boat danger during the Second World War and how the escalation of the U-boat war promoted the development of anti-submarine warfare, leading to victory over this menace in the Atlantic.

At the start of the war, RAF Coastal Command had virtually no real chance of either finding or sinking Germany's submarines, but within a short period of time, new methods of detecting and delivering deadly ordnance with which to sink this underwater threat were dreamt up and implemented.

It took the men of Coastal Command long hours patrolling over an often hostile sea, in all types of weather, but their diligence, perseverance and dedication won through, saving countless lives of both merchant and navy seamen out in the cold wastes of the Atlantic and contributing much to the final victory over Nazi Germany. This new addition to the Images of War series serves as a tribute to these men, recording their exploits in words and images.
1 vol, 152 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-212640 Franks, Norman VETERAN LANCS: A Photographic Record of the 35 RAF Lancasters That Each Completed One Hundred Sorties Aviation historians will know that the Avro Lancaster bomber is the most famous aircraft to have fought with RAF Bomber Command during World War Two. They will know too that, of the 7,366 that were built, over 3,400 were lost on operations and a further 200 plus were destroyed and written-off in crashes. Operational sorties flown totaled more than 156,000, carrying over 600,000 tons of bombs to targets all over Europe.

With extensive losses on some night operations, occurring when bombers were pitted against a dedicated German night-fighter arm and anti-aircraft, only 35 Lancasters managed to complete 100 or more sorties during the course of the war. A number of them actually achieved well over one hundred sorties, and a few were tragically lost after reaching this amazing figure.

This book covers the history of these 35 incredible Lancasters, featuring many photographs of both aircraft and crew members drawn together in an effort to create a photographic record of these veterans. In addition, there is a section dedicated to many Lancasters that, whilst not achieving this almost magic total, either through eventual loss or the ending of the war, did achieve a large number of operations. Pictures of these have been added so that their achievements, as well as the achievements of the crews who flew in them, can be viewed together. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-54260 Fritz, Stephan G. FRONTSOLDATEN:The Gernab Soldier in WWII Drawn from letters, diaries and memoirs the authordescribes the daily life of the 'Landser' theordinary German Infantryman, notes, bbiblio, index 1 vol, 300 pgs 1995 EXINGTON, KENTUCKEY UNIV
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1-195810 Fuller, Richard JAPANESE GENERALS 1926-1945 A unique and extensive record of 1,771 Imperial Japanese Army Generals involved in the Manchuria, China and the Pacific Wars during the period 1926 to 1945. This includes those involved with both the military and bureaucratic aspects of running an army. 237 photographs of Generals are included. Information contains details of commands, locations, campaigns and war crimes. Personal details, voiced opinions and even details of their swords are included when located.

Additional sections include a table of the Military Command structure at the time of the Japanese surrender in August and September 1945 plus lists of the Commanders of General Armies, Area Armies, Armies, Divisions and Independent Mixed Brigades at that time. Senior Imperial Japanese Army officers are normally believed to have served with unquestioning obedience to their superiors but this work shows that was not always true. This book forms an essential reference for any historian or collector interested in the Japanese war machine. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2011 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-192140 Gamble, Bruce Fortress Rabaul: Battle for the Southwest Pacific Jan 1942-Apr 1943 The Japanese invaded New Britain on Jan 23, 1942 and turned Rabaul into a major military complex that served as the springboard for several offensives and became the key to Japanese operations in the region. Gamble chronicles the rise and fall of 'Fortress Rabaul' as military installation during WWII and Allied efforts to isolate and suppress it from January 1942 on.

This is a well-written book, sort of a cut above the usual campaign history, filled with operational insight and nitty-gritty details. What is particularly interesting is the bomb-counterbomb, counter-counter bomb aspects of the campaign using raids with less than 10 aircraft. As the war progressed, the air raids grew in size until the US pounded Rabaul into insignificance. Great descriptions of the primitive conditions on both sides, the weather conditions facing aieral operations, and the inflated claims of planes shot down / ships sunk by both sides. Well-done, Mr. Gamble.

16pgs of black and white photos, biblio, index 1 vol, 398 pgs 2010, US, Zenith Press
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2-26520 Gander, T.J. GERMAN ANTI-TANK GUNS, 1939-1945 Almark 'weapon series', b/w illust, charts. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1973 LONDON, ALMARK PUBLISHING
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1-195230 Gannon, Michael Operation Drumbeat: The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II The dramatic national bestseller and remarkably exciting account of Germany's little-known U-boat campaign against merchant shipping along the North American Atlantic coast during the first six months of 1942. 1 vol, 384 pgs 1992 US, HARPER ROW
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1-210700 Ganz, A. Harding GHOST DIVISION: The 11th 'Gespenster' Panzer Division and the German Armored Force in World War II Nicknamed the 'Ghost Division' because of its speed and habit of turning up where its enemies least expected, the German 11th Panzer Division wreaked havoc in the East and West in World War II, playing a pivotal role in some of the biggest engagements, including Barbarossa, Stalingrad, Kursk, and the West.

Draws on archival sources as well as interviews and correspondence with veterans; Explores the role played by the German Wehrmacht's panzer force during World War II, its tactical prowess, and tenacity of its soldiers; and detailed reconstruction of the 11th Panzer Division's wartime exploits, 20 maps. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2015 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-206340 Gardner, Ian NO VICTORY IN VALHALLA: The Untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden In late November 1944, after 71 days on the line in Holland, the 506th PIR was withdrawn having suffered heavy losses during Operation Market Garden, and each paratrooper was looking forward to three months rest, recuperation, and restructuring. However, this was not to be.

On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched a huge offensive. The Battle of the Bulge had begun and the 101st Airborne were deployed to halt the German onslaught in the most incredible chapter of their wartime experiences. Bitter fighting in dreadful conditions saw the Third Battalion 506th PIR reduced to the size of a company before its eventual relief on January 17.

The division as a whole was awarded a Unit Citation for its heroic defense of Bastogne - a first in the history of the US armed forces. With little time to recuperate, the battalion then fought on across Europe, taking part in the reduction of the Colmar Pocket, the Ruhr Pocket, and assisted in the liberation of several concentration camps in Germany.

The Third Battalion finished the war occupying Hitler's mountain retreat of Berchtesgaden, held on readiness for deployment to the Pacific until Hiroshima and Nagasaki precipitated the Japanese surrender. It's based on extensive interviews and first-hand accounts and with the support of Ed Shames and other veterans. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-197961 Gardner, Ian and Day, Roger TONIGHT WE DIE AS MEN:3rd Battlion 506 Para Regt The exploits of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment have long been overshadowed by those of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion. Using fascinating first-hand accounts of soldiers and French civilians. A comprehensive account from training to D-Day and beyond.

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. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-197962 Gardner, Ian and Day, Roger DELIVER US FROM DARKNESS: 3rd Battalion 506 Para Regt Vol. 2 This follow-up to Tonight We Die As Men continues the story of the 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division as they dropped into Holland as part of Operation Market Garden. The following 72-day campaign saw the 506PIR constantly on the move, defending various transport hubs around Eindhoven, desperately trying to keep open 'Hell's Highway'. From there, the airborne troopers moved north to near Arnhem where they took a new position around Betuwe.

For two months, the Americans battled against German tanks, constant artillery barrages and driving rain and they grimly held their ground, until the Germans finally abandoned the effort. Written with the help and input from numerous veterans, this book tells the complete story of many of America's best soldiers as they fought and died in Holland. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-205380 Gassend, Jean Loup OPERATION DRAGOON: Autopsy of a Battle -- The Allied Liberation of the French Riviera August-September 1944 On the night of August 14-15, 1944, the First Airborne Task Force, which included the US 509th, 517th, and 551st Parachute Infantry Regiments, jumped into enemy held territory spearheading Operation Dragoon, the Allied invasion of southern France.

Based on interviews from all combatant units, battlefield archaeology, period photos, letters and reports, this book provides an outstandingly detailed hour-by-hour account of the advance through southern France, as seen through the eyes of those who lived through it, bringing to light the tragic and gruesome realities of what was later to become known as the 'Champagne Campaign.' Includes 874 b/w and color photos. 1 vol, 560 pgs 2014 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-193710 Gaujac, Paul 1940 Les Troupes Coloniales: Dans la Campagne de France 8 x 10, 12 maps, and over 300 pictures and photos.

This book takes up the accounts already given in a book entitled Memorial de l'Empire - a la Gloire des Troupes Coloniales (Memorial of the Empire - to the Glory of the Colonial troops). Remaining in relative obscurity, at this time the work did not draw attention to the Colonial Troops' and Senegalese Tirailleurs' exploits during the Phony War and the French Campaigns, covering from September 1939 to June 1940; this book finally provides the information to fill in this important history.
1 vol, 128 pgs 2010, France, Histoire and Collections
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1-73470 Gaujac, Paul LE CORPS EXPEDITIONNAIRE FRANCAIS EN ITALIE 9.5x12.5, 20+ color maps, hundreds of color photos highlight General Juin's French force in the fight for Rome. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2004 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-68550 Gawne, Jonathan 1944 AMERICANS IN BRITTANY Oversized 9.5x12.5-inch book highlights the history of the 4th/6th Armored, 83rd Infantry Divisions, US Rangers, and other US forces in Brittany during WWII. Includes 300 b/w and 40 color photos and illustrations. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2002 PARIS, HISTOIRE COLLECTIONS
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1-201150 George, John B SHOTS FIRED IN ANGER Lieutenant Colonel John B. George recounts his brutal experiences in front-line, WWII jungle warfare and examines the weapons, tactics, equipment, and combat mentalities that won and lost the fight.

For George, marksmanship was always more than a hobby-it was a preparation for national defense. When he is inducted into the US Army as a second lieutenant, he's shocked to see that the military lacks the same enthusiasm: the troops have not been taught to shoot or to march, and they are commanded by men obsessed with obsolete tactics and eyewash. It is only by desperate negotiating that he is able to secure two days of rifle training for his platoon before they are shipped to the Pacific.

On Guadalcanal, George leads from the front with a sniper's calm and a scientist's eye for detail, analyzing what works and what doesn't-from the terrifying but suicidal Japanese Banzai charge to the reliable and effective M1 Garand-in trial by fire. The author interviews his fellow soldiers, questions prisoners, disassembles captured and borrowed weapons, and uses, commands, and faces these strategies and implements of war on the battlefield.

All of this comes together in a fascinating combination of personal memoir / combat dossier, including stories of hunting, drinking, and military jokes played in the face of death. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2013 US, CANTON STREET PRESS
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1-203320 Geradomova, Svetlana THE RZHEV SLAUGHTERHOUSE: The Red Army's Forgotten 15-month Campaign against Army Group Center, 1942-1943 Historians consider the Battle of Rzhev one of the bloodiest in the history of the Great Patriotic War and Zhukov's greatest defeat. Veterans called this colossal battle, which continued for a total of 15 months, the Rzhev slaughterhouse or the Massacre, while the German generals named this city the cornerstone of the Eastern Front and the gateway to Berlin.

By their territorial scale, number of participating troops, length and casualties, the military operations in the area of the Rzhev - Viaz'ma salient are not only comparable to the Stalingrad battle, but to a great extent surpass it. The total losses of the Red Army around Rzhev amounted to 2,000,000 men; the Wehrmacht's total losses are still unknown precisely to the present day.

Why was one of the greatest battles of the Second World War consigned to oblivion in the Soviet Union? Why were the forces of the German Army Group Center in the Rzhev - Viaz'ma salient not encircled and destroyed? Whose fault is it that the German forces were able to withdraw from a pocket that was never fully sealed? Indeed, are there justifications for blaming this lost victory on G.K. Zhukov?

In this book, which has been recognized in Russia as one of the best domestic studies of the Rzhev battle, answers to all these questions have been given. The author, Svetlana Gerasimova, has lived and worked amidst the still extant signs of this colossal battle, the tens of thousands of unmarked graves and the now silent bunkers and pillboxes, and has dedicated herself to the study of its history. Includes 112 b/w photos and 38 b/w maps, index, and bibliography. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-64220 Gilbert, Oscar E. MARINE TANK BATTLES IN THE PACIFIC A gripping narrative that combines a gripping narrative with exhaustive detail on Marine armor and combat, 75 photos, biblio, index. 1 vol, 284 pgs 2000 PA, COMBINED OUBLISHING
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1-202460 GIllono, Claude A SOUND LIKE THUNDER: Mortain And Falaise, August 1944 Features:

* A focus on the last battles of the Normandy Campaign!
* 13 pages of color artwork depicting over 40 different vehicles including armored cars, half-tracks, assault guns, Panzer IV, Panther and Tiger tanks
* Black and white archive photographs, many never before reproduced
* Campaign maps and histories of the units involved
* Detailed tables showing vehicle types and allocations, and more.

Note: Complements the out-of-print title Panzers In The Bocage with more details, photographs, and illustrations. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2013 AUSTRALIA, FIREFLY BOOKS
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1-85370 Glamtz, Davd M. RED STORM OVER THE BALKANS:Romania Spring 1944 Using Soviet and German archival sources, Glantzonce agains brings to light the 'Failed SovietInvasion of Romania in the Spring of 1944, b/wmaps/illust, notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2007 US, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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1-52150 Glantz, David KHARKOV 1942 In May 1942 the powerful German Wehrmacht and the massive Soviet Red Army were engaged in a bitter struggle. The initially rapid advance of the Wehrmacht deep into the Soviet Union against the Red Army had been halted by the spring of 1941. Red Army counteroffensives had stopped the German advance at Moscow by the spring of 1942 and the Soviet leadership was convinced the Wehrmacht was fatally stretched. A counterthrust by the Red Army at the southern end of the front line, near the town of Kharkov, would, they imagined, be a vital step in pushing the German Army back.

The reality was very different. Soviet overconfidence meant that hundreds of thousands of their soldiers lost their lives in one of the most catastrophic offensives in Russian military history. For over half a century the Soviets kept the scale of their defeat secret. Only in the last decade were the documents made generally available. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2011 UK, IAN ALLEN PUBLISHING
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1-80210 Glantz, David COLOSSUS REBORN:Red Army at War 1941-43 The author examines, using unrivaled access to Soviet archives, the rebirth of the Red Army and its victories and defeats, b/w maps/illust, o/b's, biblio, index 1 vol, 807 pgs 2005 US, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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1-80211 Glantz, David COMPANION TO COLOSSUS REBORN Key Documents & Statistics relating to everyday life Red Soldiers, full roster of the senior command cadre, a detailed & exhaustive listing of the Army and NKVD o/b's 06/1941 to 12/1943 1 vol, 224 pgs 2005 US, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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1-63610 Glantz, David and House, Jonathon BATTLE OF KURSK, THE 30+ b/w maps, illust, o/b's, comparative strengths and losses, chapter notes, appendices, biblio, and ndex.

Immense in scope, ferocious in nature, and epic in consequence, the Battle of Kursk witnessed (at Prokhorovka) one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses -- including nearly 200,000 Soviet and 50,000 German casualties within the first ten days of fighting. Going well beyond all previous accounts, David Glantz and Jonathan House now offer the definitive work on arguably the greatest battle of World War II.

Drawing on both German and Soviet sources, Glantz and House separate myth from fact to show what really happened at Kursk and how it affected the outcome of the war. Their access to newly released Soviet archival material adds unprecedented detail to what is known about this legendary conflict, enabling them to reconstruct events from both perspectives and describe combat down to the tactical level. 1 vol, 472 pgs 1999 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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2-63610 Glantz, David and House, Jonathon BATTLE OF KURSK, THE This edition contains 45 photographs, 32 maps, OBs, comparative strengths and losses, chapter notes, appendices, bibliography, and index.

Immense in scope, ferocious in nature, and epic in consequence, the Battle of Kursk witnessed (at Prokhorovka) one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses--including nearly 200,000 Soviet and 50,000 German casualties within the first ten days of fighting. Going well beyond all previous accounts, David Glantz and Jonathan House now offer the definitive work on arguably the greatest battle of World War II.

Drawing on both German and Soviet sources, Glantz and House separate myth from fact to show what really happened at Kursk and how it affected the outcome of the war. Their access to newly released Soviet archival material adds unprecedented detail to what is known about this legendary conflict, enabling them to reconstruct events from both perspectives and describe combat down to the tactical level. 1 vol, 472 pgs 2004 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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1-197941 Glantz, David M and House, Jonathan M. TO THE GATES OF STALINGRAD: V1 April to August 1942 With 80 photographs and 87 maps, this first volume in Glantz's masterly trilogy draws on previously unseen or neglected sources to provide the definitive account of the opening phase of this iconic Eastern Front campaign. Glantz has combed daily official records from both sides-including the Red Army General Staff, the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, the German Sixth Army, and the Soviet 62nd Army-to produce a work of unparalleled detail and fresh interpretations. Jonathan House, an authority on twentieth-century warfare, adds further insight and context.

Hitler's original objective was not Stalingrad but the Caucasus oilfields to the south of the city. So he divided his Army Group South into two parts-one to secure the city on his flank, one to capture the oilfields. Glantz reveals for the first time how Stalin, in response, demanded that the Red Army stand and fight rather than withdraw, leading to the numerous little-known combat engagements that seriously eroded the Wehrmacht's strength before it even reached Stalingrad. He shows that, although advancing German forces essentially destroyed the armies of the Soviet Southwestern and Southern Fronts, the Soviets resisted the German advance much more vigorously than has been thought through constant counterattacks, ultimately halting the German offensive at the gates of Stalingrad. 1 vol, 678 pgs 2009 US, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PRESS
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1-197942 Glantz, David M and House, Jonathan M. ARMAGEDDON IN STALINGRAD: V2 September to November 1942 With 123 photographs, 49 tables, 97 maps, Armageddon in Stalingrad continues David Glantz and Jonathan House's bold new look at this most iconic military campaign of the Eastern Front and Hitler's first great strategic defeat. While the first volume in their trilogy described battles that took the German army to the gates of Stalingrad, this next one focuses on the inferno of combat that decimated the city itself.

Previous accounts of the battle are far less accurate, having relied on Soviet military memoirs plagued by error and cloaked in secrecy. Glantz and House have plumbed previously unexploited sources-including the archives of the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) and the records of the Soviet 62nd and German Sixth Armies-to provide unprecedented detail and fresh interpretations of this apocalyptic campaign. They allow the authors to reconstruct the fighting hour by hour, street by street, and even building by building and reveal how Soviet defenders established killing zones throughout the city and repeatedly ambushed German spearheads.

The authors set these accounts of action within the contexts of decisions made by Hitler and Stalin, their high commands, and generals on the ground and of the larger war on the Eastern Front. They show the Germans weaker than has been supposed, losing what had become a war of attrition that forced them to employ fewer and greener troops to make up for earlier losses and to conduct war on an ever-lengthening logistics line. 1 vol, 864 pgs 2009 US, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PRESS
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1-1979431 Glantz, David M and House, Jonathan M. ENDGAME IN STALINGRAD: November 1942 Vol. 3, Book 1 Book One of the 3rd volume of Glantz' acclaimed Stalingrad Trilogy.

We see the ultimate consequences of the Germans' overreach and the gathering force of the Red Army's massive manpower and increasingly sophisticated command. After failing repeatedly to find and exploit the weaknesses in Axis defenses, Stalin and the Stavka (High Command) finally seized their chance in mid-November of 1942 by launching a bold and devastating counteroffensive, Operation Uranus.

Glantz draws a detailed and vivid account of how, in Operation Uranus, the Red Army's three fronts defeated and largely destroyed two Romanian armies and encircled the German Sixth Army and half of the German Fourth Panzer Army in the Stalingrad pocket-turning the Germans' world on its head. Like its predecessor volumes, this one makes extensive use of sources previously out of reach or presumed lost, such as reports from the Sixth Army's combat journal and newly released Soviet and Russian records.

These materials (many cited at length or printed in their entirety in a companion volume) lend themselves to a strikingly new interpretation of the campaign's planning and execution on both sides-a version of events that once and for all gets at the ground truth of this historic confrontation.

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1-1979432 Glantz, David M and House, Jonathan M. ENDGAME IN STALINGRAD: November 1942 Vol. 3, Book 2 Book Two of the 3rd volume of Glantz' acclaimed Stalingrad Trilogy.

Glantz continues the Red Army's counteroffensive, Operation Uranus, and concludes his definitive history with an account of the final ten weeks of Germany's ill-fated Stalingrad campaign.

In short order, the Red Army parried and then defeated two German attempts to rescue the Sixth Army, crushed the Italian Eighth and Hungarian Second Armies, severely damaged the German Fourth Panzer and Second Armies, and finally destroyed the German Sixth Army in the ruins of Stalingrad. With well over half-a-million soldiers torn from its order of battle, Hitler's Axis could only watch in horror as its status abruptly changed from victor to vanquished.

This concluding chapter, relating events even more steeped in myth than those that came before, is especially bracing as it takes on controversial questions about why Operation Uranus succeeded and the German relief attempts failed, whether the Sixth Army could have escaped encirclement or been rescued, and who, finally was most responsible for its ultimate defeat. The answers Glantz provides, embedded in a fully-realized account of the endgame at Stalingrad, make this book the last word on one of history's epic clashes.

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1-197944 Glantz, David M and House, Jonathan M. COMPANION TO ENDGAME AT STALINGRAD In addition to a wide variety of traditional sources, this volume provides two major categories of documentary materials hitherto unavailable to researchers. The first consists of extensive records from the combat journal of the German Sixth Army, which were only recently rediscovered and published.

The second is a vast amount of newly released Soviet and Russian archival material including excerpts from the Red Army General Staff's daily operational summaries; a wide variety of Stavka (High Command), People's Commissariat of Defense (NKO), and Red Army General Staff orders and directives; and the daily records of the Soviet 62nd Army and its subordinate divisions and brigades for most of the time fighting was underway in Stalingrad proper. Includes 54 maps.

Because of the persistent controversy and mythology characterizing this period, many of these documents are included verbatim in English translation in this companion volume, providing concrete evidence in support of the conclusions put forward in Volume Three. As such, the Companion contributes substantially to this final volume's unprecedented detail and fresh perspectives, interpretations, and evaluations of the later stages of the Stalingrad campaign.

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1-59650 Glantz, David M. ZHUKOV'S GREATEST DEFEAT The Red Army's epic disaster in Operation Mars 1942 designed to dislodge the German Army from its position west of Moscow, the Russian's lost over 335,000 men, great maps, biblio, index.

One of the least-known stories of World War II, Operation Mars was an epic military disaster. Designed to dislodge the German Army from its position west of Moscow, Mars cost the Soviets an estimated 335,000 dead, missing, and wounded men and over 1,600 tanks. But in Russian history books, it was a battle that never happened-a historical debacle sacrificed to Stalin's postwar censorship.

David Glantz now offers the first definitive account of this forgotten catastrophe, revealing the key players and detailing the major events of Operation Mars. Using neglected sources in both German and Russian archives, he reconstructs the historical context of Mars and reviews the entire operation from High Command to platoon level.

1 vol, 422 pgs 1999 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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2-59650 Glantz, David M. ZHUKOV'S GREATEST DEFEAT The Red Army's epic disaster in Operation Mars 1942 designed to dislodge the German Army from its position west of Moscow, the Russian's lost over 335,000 men. This editio0n contains great maps, bibliography, and an index.

One of the least-known stories of World War II, Operation Mars was an epic military disaster. Designed to dislodge the German Army from its position west of Moscow, Mars cost the Soviets an estimated 335,000 dead, missing, and wounded men and over 1,600 tanks. But in Russian history books, it was a battle that never happened-a historical debacle sacrificed to Stalin's postwar censorship.

David Glantz now offers the definitive account of this forgotten catastrophe, revealing the key players and detailing the major events of Operation Mars. Using neglected sources in both German and Russian archives, he reconstructs the historical context of Mars and reviews the entire operation from High Command to platoon level. 1 vol, 422 pgs 2005 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-69970 Glantz, David M. BATTLE FOR LENINGRAD, THE:1941-1944 Glantz richly detailed account of the battles and campaigns including six or more 'forgotten battles' tables, maps, illust, chapter notes, o/b's, biblio. 1 vol, 660 pgs 2002 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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1-193791 Glantz, David M. BARBAROSSA DERAILED: The Battle for Smolensk 10 July-10 September 1941 Volume 1 Volume 1 of a four-volume study.

Covers the German advance, encirclement battle, and the first and second Soviet counteroffensives from 10 July to 24 August. 40 b/w photos and 107 maps.

General info about series:

At dawn on 10 July 1941, massed tanks and motorized infantry of German Army Group Center's Second and Third Panzer Groups crossed the Dnepr and Western Dvina Rivers, beginning what Adolf Hitler and most German officers and soldiers believed would be a triumphal march on Moscow.

This groundbreaking and expansive new study, exploits a wealth of Soviet and German archival materials, including the combat orders and operational of the German OKW, OKH, army groups, and armies and of the Soviet Stavka, the Red Army General Staff, the Western Main Direction Command, the Western, Central, Reserve, and Briansk Fronts, and their subordinate armies to present a detailed mosaic and definitive account of what took place, why, and how during the prolonged and complex battles in the Smolensk region from 10 July through 10 September 1941.

The structure of the study is designed specifically to appeal to both general readers and specialists by a detailed two-volume chronological narrative of the course of operations, accompanied by a third volume, and perhaps a fourth, containing archival maps and an extensive collection of specific orders and reports translated verbatim from Russian. The maps, archival and archival-based, detail every stage of the battle. 1 vol, 656 pgs 2010 UK, Helion and Company BOOKS
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1-193792 Glantz, David M. BARBAROSSA DERAILED: The Battle for Smolensk -- 10 July-10 September 1941 Volume 2 Volume 2 of a four volume study. (Vol. 1 is OMM no. 193791)

This tackles the German advance on the flanks and the third Soviet counteroffensive from August 25 to September 10. Includes 94 maps from WWII -- although you might need a magnifying glass to make out some of the details, they are pretty clean. Extensive overall Aug 1 and Sep 1 OOBs at division level (some regts) with army OOBs inserted at appropriate places in text, which contains what reads much like operational assessments and plans from unit logs, primarily from Soviet perspective. 1 vol, 620 pgs 2012 UK, HELION
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1-193793 Glantz, David M. BARBAROSSA DERAILED: The Battle for Smolensk -- 10 July-10 September 1941 Volume 3 Volume 3 of a four volume study. (Vol. 1 is OMM no. 193791, Vol. 2 is OMM no. 193792)

Volume 3, the Documentary Companion to Barbarossa Derailed, contains the documentary evidence for the two volumes of narrative. In addition to key Fuhrer Directives issued by Adolf Hitler to provide direction to his forces during the Barbarossa Campaign, as well as vital orders issued by German Army Group Center, this book includes the daily operational summaries of the participating Soviet fronts, armies, and some divisions, and many if not most of the orders and reports issued by the struggling Soviet armies.

Precise translations illustrate not only the capabilities and states-of-mind of key Soviet commanders as they dealt with crisis after crisis, but also the characteristics (such as aggressiveness, passivity, brutality and despair) of their varied styles of command. They also demonstrate how an army which lost the bulk of its experienced troops during the first several months of the campaign, attempted to use its operational directives and tactical orders to educate its soldiers and officers in the basics of waging war in the midst of active and bloody operations. 1 vol, 568 pgs 2012 UK, HELION
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1-193794 Glantz, David M. BARBAROSSA DERAILED: The Battle for Smolensk -- 10 July - 10 September 1941 Volume 4 Atlas Volume 4 of a four volume study. (Vol. 1 is OMM no. 193791, Vol. 2 is OMM no. 193792, Vol 3 is OMM no. 193793)

Volume 4, At dawn on 10 July 1941, massed tanks and motorized infantry of German Army Group Center's Second and Third Panzer Groups crossed the Dnepr and Western Dvina Rivers, beginning what Adolf Hitler, the Fuhrer of Germany's Third Reich, and most German officers and soldiers believed would be a triumphal march on Moscow, the capital of the Soviet Union.

Less than three weeks before, on 22 June Hitler had unleashed his Wehrmacht's massive invasion of the Soviet Union code-named Operation Barbarossa, which sought to defeat the Soviet Union's Red Army, conquer the country, and unseat its Communist ruler, Josef Stalin. Between 22 June and 10 July, the Wehrmacht advanced up to 500 kilometers into Soviet territory, killed or captured up to one million Red Army soldiers, and reached the western banks of the Western Dvina and Dnepr Rivers, by doing so satisfying the premier assumption of Plan Barbarossa that the Third Reich would emerge victorious if it could defeat and destroy the bulk of the Red Army before it withdrew to safely behind those two rivers.

With the Red Army now shattered, Hitler and most Germans expected total victory in a matter of weeks. The ensuing battles in the Smolensk region frustrated German hopes for quick victory. Once across the Dvina and Dnepr Rivers, a surprised Wehrmacht encountered five fresh Soviet armies. Despite destroying two of these armies outright, severely damaging two others, and encircling the remnants of three of these armies in the Smolensk region, quick victory eluded the Germans. Instead, Soviet forces encircled in Mogilev and Smolensk stubbornly refused to surrender, and while they fought on, during July, August, and into early September, first five and then a total of seven newly mobilized Soviet armies struck back viciously at the advancing Germans, conducting multiple counterattacks and counterstrokes, capped by two major counteroffensives that sapped German strength and will.

Despite immense losses in men and materiel, these desperate Soviet actions derailed Operation Barbarossa. Smarting from countless wounds inflicted on his vaunted Wehrmacht, even before the fighting ended in the Smolensk region, Hitler postponed his march on Moscow and instead turned his forces southward to engage 'softer targets' in the Kiev region. The 'derailment' of the Wehrmacht at Smolensk ultimately became the crucial turning point in Operation Barbarossa.

Serving as both a companion to the previous three text volumes in this monumental study, and as a standalone battlefield atlas, this volume provides over one hundred specially commissioned color maps that trace the course of the campaign, each accompanied by a detailed caption. 1 vol, 568 pgs 2015 UK, HELION
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1-192531 Glass, Andrzej and Tomasz J. Kopaski POLISH AIR FORCE 1939 THROUGH GERMAN EYES VOL. I A detailed photo album of Polish Air Force aircraft and equipment during September 1939. The book contains previously unpublished photos taken by German soldiers during the invasion of Poland. A fascinating and unparalleled view of Polish military aviation and its aircraft, as seen through the lenses of the best photographic equipment of 1939!

8.25 x 11.75, 320 pages, 500+ b/w photos 1 vol, 320 pgs 2010 US, MMP
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1-201410 Glenn, Harlan and Spezzano, Remy KAMPFRAUM ARNHEIM (Battle Zone Arnhem) - A Photo Study of the German Soldier Fighting In and Around Arnhem September 1944 Oversized at 12x12 inches with 10 full-page, highly detailed, military maps and 274 wartime duotone photos. Definitive visual history of the German units which participated in this crucial battle.

Kampfraum Arnheim (Battle Zone Arnhem), is a unique in-depth photographic documentation of the German ground forces which opposed the Allied Airborne landings in Holland in September 1944. Their response to this Anglo-American offensive, code-named 'Operation Market Garden, was chronicled by eight German war correspondents whose 16 rolls of film are the primary focus of this publication. The material was acquired exclusively from the German Federal Archives and depicts Heer, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS troops in action at Arnhem, Nijmegen, Mook, and Osterbeek.

Presented in chronological order, the photos are accompanied by detailed captions which include the date and location of each photo as well as the photographer's name and the negative frame number. Never before has a work on this subject been presented so thoroughly from the combat cameraman's point-of-view, providing a fascinating look at late-war German infantry, panzer, and FLAK artillery units in fierce defensive fighting. 1 vol, 308 pgs 2013 US, RZM PUBLISHING
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1-209320 Gonzalez, Oscar THE SILENT ATTACK: The Fallschirmjager Capture the Bridges of Veldwezelt, Vroenhoven and Kanne 1940 Much has been written about the capture of Fort Eben Emael Belgium by German paratroopers on May 10, 1940. This operation marked the first use of gliders and shaped charges and proved it was possible to drop paratroopers behind enemy lines. The training, secrecy, accuracy, and speed, in addition to the element of surprise, made for a lethal force that caused chaos among Belgian soldiers.

However, it should be stressed that these paratroopers were part of a larger group: The Sturmablteilung Koch (Koch Assault Group), the elite of the Luftwaffe in 1940, whose mission was not only to take Eben Emael, but also the three bridges over the Alberto canal near Veldwezelt, Vroenhoven, and Kanne. The success of the attack on Belgium and France would depend on the rapid conquest of those bridges.

The aim of this book is to show how it was planned and carried out the assault on the Albert Canal bridges. All this not only through a supported text documents, records and evidence, but also by many photos never published until now. Every detail, from the creation of the Koch Assault Group, until the final attack, has been closely scrutinized by reference to the best sources, as well as testimonies of Belgian and German soldiers. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205120 Gordon, John W WINGS: From Burma to the Himalayas Veteran of flying C-47s across the uncharted skies of the Hump in the China-Burma-India theater recounts his missions and adventures. 1 vol, 268 pgs 2014 US, Wolfe Publishing
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1-204900 Grace Sr. Alexander M. SECOND FRONT: The Allied Invasion of France, 1942-43 (An Alternative History) One of the great arguments of World War II took place among Allied military leaders over when and where to launch a second front against Germany in Europe. Stalin, holding on by his teeth in Russia, urged a major invasion from the west as soon as possible. The Americans, led by Marshall and Wedemeyer, argued likewise. It was Churchill who got his way, however, with his Mediterranean strategy, including a campaign on the Italian peninsula, which he mistakenly called the 'soft underbelly of Europe.'

This realistic, fact-based work posits what would have happened had Churchill been overruled, and that rather than invading North Africa in the fall of 1942, thence Sicily and Italy, the Allies had hit the coast of southern France instead. The key element that enables the alternative scenario is the cooperation of Vichy, which was negotiated at the time but refused. If the Allies had promised sufficient force to support the French, however, the entire southern coastline of France would have been undefended against a surprise invasion.

In this book, once the Allied armies are ashore, German stream toward the front, albeit through a gauntlet of Maquis, Allied paratroopers, and airpower. Meantime the Allied forces push up the Rhone Valley and titanic armored clashes take place near Lyons. Already in desperate straits at Stalingrad, where they had committed their air and armored reserves, the Germans had also yet to switch to a full total-war economy, with tanks like the Panther and Tiger not yet deployed.

This fascinating alternative history comes close to informing us exactly what might have happened had D-Day in Europe come as early as some had wished. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2014 US, CASEMATE
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1-203960 Grainger, John D. TRADITIONAL ENEMIES: Britain's War with Vichy France 1940-1942 After the surrender of the French government in May 1940, the British were concerned that the resources of the French Empire, and particularly the powerful French fleet, would be put at the disposal of the Germans. The British, dependent upon their naval power and the resources of the Empire and Commonwealth to continue the war, sought to neutralize the threat of the French fleet and saw an opportunity to gobble up certain French colonies for themselves. Thus, even while Britain was locked in a deadly struggle with Nazi Germany, she continued the centuries-old imperial rivalry with her nearest neighbor and recent allies.

The British attack on the French Mediterranean fleet at Mers el Kebir is well known, but less often remembered are the British operations against Vichy forces in West Africa, Syria, and Madagascar. As the latent threat of the French fleet was the chief source of British concern, the conflict was largely a naval one, but there were substantial land operations in Syria and Madagascar.

In Syria and Lebanon, Operation Exporter pitted 20,000 British, Indian, Australian and Free French troops against 35,000 Vichy French who fought with much greater skill and determination than expected. Operation Ironclad, the invasion of Madagascar, saw three brigades of infantry, supported by light tanks, make the first large scale British amphibious assault since the ill-fated Gallipoli landings in WWI.

John D Grainger narrates and analyses all the British operations, by land, sea and air, against the French up to the Anglo-American Torch landings in North Africa. He reveals the initial reluctance of the British forces to really get stuck into their erstwhile allies and the reverses that resulted from underestimating the will of the Vichy French to fight. The complicating factor of De Gaulle's Free French is another major theme. Above all, what emerges is that these are fascinating campaigns in their own right that have been unduly neglected. Nine maps. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-195640 Grau, Lester RED ARMY'S DO-IT-YOURSELF, NAZI-BASHING GUERRILLA WARFARE MANUAL: The Partizan's Handbook, Updated and Revised Edition 1943 This 1943 third edition of the The Partisan's Companion is the last-and-best Red Army manual used to train partisans to fight the Nazi invader. Its usefulness outlived World War II. It was later used to train 'third-world' guerrillas in their wars of national liberation in the 1950s-70s and even the Fedayeen guerrillas who fought US and coalition forces in Iraq. Once upon a time, the Boy Scout Manual concentrated almost exclusively on camping, field craft and first aid. The Partisan's Companion adds guns, demolitions, hand-to-hand combat, assorted mayhem and multiple forms of Nazi-bashing. It is like the old Boy Scout Manual on steroids.

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union, the Red Army was hard pressed to cope with the 'invincible' Wehrmacht. The initial partisan resistance efforts also had problems. No locals were welcome, and the only guerrillas recognized by Moscow were surrounded Red Army units and units of loyal party members who were sent into unfamiliar territory to battle the Nazis. The initial training manual was a reprint from the Russian Civil War, and most of these units were wiped out. Finally the Soviets began recruiting partisans from the local community-but with Red Army officers and secret police agents. The partisan effort improved.

By 1943, it was obvious that Germany was losing the war. The partisan ranks grew as did the training requirements for the partisan commanders. The 1943 edition of the Partisan's Companion helped quickly train new guerrillas to a common standard. Besides field craft, it covers partisan tactics, German counter-guerrilla tactics, demolitions, German and Soviet weapons, scouting, camouflage, anti-tank warfare and anti-aircraft defense for squad and platoon-level instruction. It contains the Soviet lessons of two bitter years of war and provides a good look at the tactics and training of a mature partisan force. The partisans moved and lived clandestinely, harassed the enemy, and supported the Red Army through reconnaissance and attacks on the German supply lines.

They were also the agents of Soviet power and vengeance in the occupied regions. Soviet historians credit the partisans with tying down ten percent of the German army and with killing almost a million enemy soldiers. They clearly frustrated German logistics and forced the Germans to periodically sideline divisions to hunt the partisans. The partisans, and this third edition, were clearly part of the eventual Soviet victory over Germany. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-210520 Graves, Donald BLOOD AND STEEL 3: The Wehrmacht Archive: The Ardennes Offensive, December 1944 to January 1945 Blood and Steel 3, The Wehrmacht Archive: The Ardennes Offensive, December 1944 to January 1945 is an extensive and colorful collection of translated German military documents, private letters and diaries relating to one of the most hard-fought battles of the Second World War.

This rare material was gathered by the intelligence section of the American, British, and Canadian armies and ranges from orders issued by Feldmarschall von Rundstedt down to jokes told by the ordinary German soldier, often at the expense of his superiors. The infamous use by the Germans of troops disguised as Americans, driving captured US vehicles, to sow confusion behind enemy lines, is described as it happened, including a desperate plea by two Germans captured in US uniforms to be spared execution.

This unique collection gives an unparalleled insight into German tactics, organization, morale and attitudes to their opponents during the Battle of the Bulge. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2016 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-204590 Graves, Donald E. BLOOD AND STEEL: The Wehrmacht Archive, Normandy 1944 Ordered by Hitler 'to hold, or to die' and to fight 'to the last grenade and round,' the German army was a formidable opponent during the 1944 Normandy campaign. This book depicts the experience of that army in Normandy through its own records and documentation -- translated original orders, diaries, letters, after action reports, and even jokes, as well as Allied technical evaluations of weapons, vehicles, and equipment and also transcripts of prisoner of war interrogations.

You will also learn from official documents about the Germans' efforts to cope with Allied air and artillery superiority, create new tactical methods for all arms and maintain discipline in the face of overwhelming odds. 16 pages of b/w plates. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2014 UK, FRONTLINE
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1-203820 Green, Michael RUSSIAN ARMOUR IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Images of War This latest book in the Images of War series paints a broad picture of Russian tanks and armored fighting vehicles that defeated the might of Hitler's Panzer Armies. Includes historical images of the full range of Russian armor and exterior/interior color photos of preserved and restored tanks and AFVs from the period.

It was the Stalin's tanks and armored fighting vehicles and their crews that finally pushed the German Army back from the outskirts of Moscow in late 1941 and early 1942. Proof of the Red Army tanks' and AFVs' effectiveness came at the Battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943 when they defeated the cream of the Panzertruppen, From that point on, the tanks and armored fighting vehicles of the Red Army continued their offensive operations until they victoriously entered Berlin in April and May 1945. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-209620 Green, Michael AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY: Images of War Series 250 color and b/w images.

In 1922 the US Navy commissioned its first small experimental aircraft carrier. This was followed into service by two much larger and capable carriers in 1927 with five more being built prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor including three large Yorktown class.

To take the offensive against the Japanese Navy, the American Congress funded by far the largest carrier building program in history based on the Essex class, a larger version of the pre-war Yorktown vessels. Of the twenty-six ordered, fourteen were commissioned in time to see Second World War service. These were joined by many smaller classes of carriers, including light carriers and escort carriers.

Post-war ever larger and more capable carriers were commissioned. Since 1975, when the first of a fleet of ten nuclear-powered Nimitz class carriers was commissioned, they have epitomized United States superpower status and worldwide power projection. These are due to be replaced in the decades to come with the even more sophisticated nuclear-powered Gerald R. Ford class.

Compiled and written by Michael Green, Aircraft Carriers of the United States Navy contains superb images of all the different types of classes of carriers employed by the US Navy since 1922. These and its highly informative text and captions give the reader a broad overview of this fascinating subject. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-210390 Green, Michael AMERICAN INFANTRY WEAPONS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Images of War During the arduous campaigns in theaters of war from the Pacific to North West Europe, American infantry weapons played a key role in the eventual victory over the Axis forces. In so doing they earned a special reputation for ruggedness and reliability. In addition to being used by US ground forces, they were widely adopted by other Allied nations.

This puts the full range of small arms -- including rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, pistols, machine guns, mortars, anti-tank weapons, and close infantry support artillery -- under the microscope.

Many names such as the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) and the incomparable semiautomatic Garand will be well known whereas others (the Johnson Rifle and Reising SMG) are not. The typically informative text completes the wide range of photographic images. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-201250 Greene, J and Massignani, Alessandro HITLER STRIKES NORTH: The Nazi Invasion of Norway and Denmark -- April 9, 1940 Includes 18 maps and 32 b/w photos.

More than any other campaign of WWII, Operation Weserubing has been shrouded in mystery. Strategic political and legal issues were unclear and military issues were dominated by risk.

The German success was the result of improvisation and the application of available forces far beyond the comprehension of their British and Norwegian counterparts. The operation necessitated combining the resources of air force, army and navy. Troops were transported into battle by warship and aircraft, and paratroopers were used for the first time.

This combined arms assault was the first 'three dimensional' strategic invasion in history. Hitler Strikes North details the course of this groundbreaking invasion and provides valuable historical and modern lessons about the role of combined arms planning, the strategic demand for resources, and the use of military force. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2013 UK, FRONTLINE
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1-972001 Greentree, David 001 COMBAT: British Paratrooper vs Fallschirmjager - Mediterranean 1942-43 The airborne forces of Britain and Germany were among their best troops of World War II and when they met in battle the result was a brutal trial of strength. British paratroopers and German Fallschirmjager clashed repeatedly and their training, tactics, experience, morale and weaponry were tested against each other, not least in the three bruising encounters outlined here, in Tunisia and Sicily. From the British attempts to seize the airfields at Depienne and Oudna to the bloody night battle for Green Hill and the bitter struggle for Primosole Bridge in Sicily, these highly trained parachute troops clashed with their opposite numbers, gaining experience, refining tactics and learning valuable lessons. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972014 Greentree, David 014 German Infantryman vs British Infantryman - France 1940 When Hitler's forces poured into France and the Low Countries in 1940, the uneasy peace of the 'Phoney War' was shattered, and Europe was ripped apart by another Blitzkrieg. Forming the backbone of the German advance were the well-equipped Sch 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972023 Greentree, David 023 NEW ZEALAND INFANTRYMAN vs GERMAN MOTORCYCLE SOLDIER: Greece and Crete 1941 In April 1941, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to counter the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradschutzen - motorcycle troops.

Examining three major encounters in detail with the help of maps and contemporary photographs, this shows how the New Zealanders used ingenuity to counter the mobile and well-trained motorcycle forces opposing them in the mountains and plains of Greece and Crete.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork and drawing upon first-hand accounts, this account assesses the origins, doctrine and combat performance of both sides. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-207440 Grehan, John and Mace, Martin THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN 1942-1944 Dispatches in this volume include that on the Conquest of Sicily from 10 July 1942 to 17 August 1943 by Field-Marshall Viscount Alexander of Tunis; the dispatch on the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew B. Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean; dispatch on naval operations in connection with the landings in the Gulf of Salerno in September 1943, by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew B. Cunningham; and the dispatch on operations of the Allied Armies between September 1943 and December 1944, by Field Marshal the Viscount Alexander of Tunis.

This unique collection of original documents will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-208690 Grice, Frederick WAR'S NOMADS: A Mobile Radar Unit in Pursuit of Rommel during the Western Desert Campaign, 1942-3 Sheds light on a key but little known aspect of the Eighth Army's Western Desert Campaign, the first in British military history in which the RAF and the army collaborated so closely. Evocative account of one man's experience of life in a mobile radar unit after the battle of El Alamein as Rommel's AfrikaKorps was relentlessly pursued across the desert through Egypt, Libya and Tunisia by the Eighth Army. It is the only known detailed account in existence of the small radar units who played a key part in the Western Desert Campaign.

An authoritative introduction explains the background to the military events of the Western Desert campaign, and the purpose of 606's mission, which Fred for security reasons cannot talk about: to get to a selection of the 200 or so landing grounds in the desert with all speed; and then to defend them against air attack by using a light warning set (radar) developed to go operational within an hour. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2015 UK, CASEMATE
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1-980038 Guard, Julie AIRBORNE:WWII Paratroopers in Comabt Includes Airborne tactics, Crete 1941, Arnhem 1944 D-Day Landings. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2007 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-197270 Guardia, Mike SHADOW COMMANDER: The Epic Story of Donald D. Blackburn US Army Captain Donald D. Blackburn refused to lay down his arms when US forces surrendered on Bataan, Philippines, in 1942. He escaped and ultimately raised a private army of over 22,000 men known as 'Blackburn's Headhunters.' The 'unit' devastated the Japanese 14th Army within the western provinces of North Luzon and destroyed the Japanese naval base at Aparri - the largest enemy anchorage in the Philippines.

After WWII, Blackburn remained on active duty and played a key role in initiating Special Forces operations in Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia in Southeast Asia from 1958 through the Vietnam War, including Operation Ivory Coast: the Son Tay Prison Raid -- the largest POW rescue mission and Special Forces operation of the Vietnam War. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE
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2-64510 Guderian, Heinz translated by Christopher Duffy ACHTUNG-PANZER A must have book on 20th century warfare, thedevelopment of armoured forces, their tactics andoperational potential, b/w maps/illust, index. 1 vol, 220 pgs 1992 UK, ARMS & ARMOUR PRESS
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1-210731 Guillemot, Philippe THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: The Failure of the Final Blitzkrieg Vol. 1 In this first volume, an examination of the northern edge of this offensive launched by the 6th Panzer Army. 200 photos.

Drawing on the examination of thousands of pages of archives, follows the fierce and bloody run of the Kampfgruppen from the 1st SS-Panzer Division, the failure of the Hitlerjugend in the face of GI's determined resistance, and the charge of the II SS Panzer Korps. It also provides a detailed review of the special operations: von de Heydte's paratroopers' night jump and Otto Skorzeny's 150th Panzer Brigade.

Finally, the author provides a detailed survey of preparations from the offensive, the combatant's logistical challenges, the Allied information service fiasco, and the suffering of Belgian civilians trapped within this inferno. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2016 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
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1-210732 Guillemot, Philippe THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: The Failure of the Final Blitzkrieg Vol. 2 - The North Point. The Assault of the 6th Panzer Army This second volume offers the reader the study of the northern tip of this offensive launched by the 6th Panzer Army whose engagement in the Battle of the Bulge represented a baptism by fire.

Based on the study of thousands of pages of archives concerning both US forces and German, the author revisits for us this sector, which should have been the major axis through which Hitler hoped to overthrow its profit in the course of the war. Through these pages, Philippe Guillemeot invites us to follow the fierce and bloody ride of the kampfgruppen of 1. SS-Panzer Division, the failure of the Hitlerjugend, GI's fierce resistance, and the load of the II SS-Panzerkorps. A chapter is devoted to special operations conducted by German paratroopers and the Otto Skorzeny. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2016 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
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1-886208 Guillemot, Phillipe HUNGARY 1944-1945: The Panzers Last Stand Following the dramatic destruction of Army Group Center and overshadowed by Koniev's and Zhukov's rush on Berlin, this particular theater of operations has been somewhat ignored. This monograph is an opportunity to go into the details of these clashes whose last convulsions one month and three weeks before the German capitulation at Reims were definitively the Panzers' last lunge. 10 full color maps and 16 profiles. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS
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1-212930 Gustavsson, Hakan SINO-JAPANESE AIR WAR: 1937-1945 - The Longest Struggle Starting with the Japanese aggression in July 1937, it soon accelerated into a full-scale war with the Chinese Kuomintang government. The Chinese Air Force was to suffer large losses during the whole conflict with Japan. During the first weeks of the war the Chinese lost almost all of their medium bombers. This was a pattern that would be repeated again and again.

Not getting much help from the outside world, the Kuomintang government, led by Chiang Kai-shek, soon signed a treaty with the Soviet Union to receive armament, including a large number of aircraft and Soviet volunteers to fly some of them.

This difficult relation with the Soviet Union lasted until 1941, when the USA became the main supplier of armament to China, including the short-lived but famous US voluntary group called the Flying Tigers. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-204170 Guthrie, Steve CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS OF CANADIAN MILITARY VEHICLES IN WORLD WAR II An authoritative guide to the camouflage and markings of Canadian Army military vehicles in use overseas in World War Two. Coverage includes England, Italy and North-West Europe. This book details the paint finishes and unit marking for vehicles including staff cars, jeeps and trucks of all sizes, artillery tractors, tank transporters and road construction equipment. 106 b/w photos and 23 full-color plates of artwork. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2014 POLAND, MODEL CENTRUM PROGRES
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1-195320 Hamilton, Hope SACRIFICE ON THE STEPPE: The Italian Alpine Corps in the Stalingrad Campaign, 1942-1943 Draws on many interviews with survivors, as well as massive research, in order to provide this first full English-language account of one of World War II's legendary stands against great odds. About 60,000 of the 227,000 Italian troops in Russia were alpini, elite Italian mountain troops. When the Don front collapsed under Soviet hammerblows, it was the Alpine Corps that continued to hold out until it was completely isolated, and which then tried to fight its way out through both Russian encirclement and 'General Winter,' to rejoin the rest of the Axis front. Only one of the three alpine divisions was able to emerge from the Russian encirclement with survivors. By the summer of 1946, 10,000 survivors returned to Italy from Russian POW camps. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE
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1-195971 Hamilton, Stephan ODER FRONT 1945, THE Vol. 1 - Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, Heeresgruppe Weichsel and Germany's Final Defense in the East, 20 March-4 May 1945 Oversized at 8.75 x 12 inches with 100 b/w photos and documents, 21 b/w maps, and 64 pages of color maps (maps are scanned WWII originals).

Nazi Germany's fall is regularly depicted through the dual images of Adolf Hitler directing the final battle for Berlin from his claustrophobic Fuhrerbunker, and the subsequent Soviet victory immortalized by the flying of the 'Hammer and Sickle' over the burnt-out Reichstag. This popular view, that Germany's last battle of World War II was a deliberate, yet fatalistic, defense of Berlin planned and conducted by Hitler, is largely a historically inaccurate depiction that fits a popularized characterization of the Third Reich's end.

Germany's final battle began when Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici took command of Heeresgruppe Weichsel (Army Group Vistula) on 20 March 1945, not when the massive Soviet offensive intended to capture Berlin was launched on 16 April. Heinrici, not Hitler, decided that there was only one strategic course left for Germany -- hold the Soviets back along the Oder Front long enough to entice the Western Allies across the Elbe River. Heinrici knew two things: the war was lost and what remained of Germany was destined for postwar Soviet occupation. His intent was that a protracted defense along the Oder Front would force General Eisenhower to order the Western Allies into the postwar Soviet Zone of Occupation outlined in the Top Secret Allied Plan known as 'Eclipse', thereby sparing millions of Germans in the east the dismal fate of Soviet vengeance everyone knew was at hand.

Berlin, Heinrici ordered, would not be defended. The capital of Germany would not become another 'Stalingrad' as Heinrici told his subordinates. A decision by OKW on 23 April to defend Berlin in a final decisive battle forced Heinrici into direct conflict with his superiors over the conduct of operations along the Oder Front -- a conflict that undermined his capability to defend against the Soviets and ultimately cost Heinrici his command.

In a companion volume to his successful and highly-regarded study of the Soviet assault on the city of Berlin, Bloody Streets, author A. Stephan Hamilton describes the planning and execution of the defense of the Oder Front, reconstructing it day-by-day using previously unpublished personal diaries, postwar interviews, Heeresgruppe Weichsel's war diary and daily command phone logs. Operations of the 3.Panzer Armee, 9.Armee, 12.Armee, and 21.Armee are covered in detail, with their unit movements depicted on over 60 wartime operational maps. The narrative is supported by an extensive selection of appendices, including translations of postwar narratives relating to Heeresgruppe Weichsel penned by senior German officers, biographical notes on notable officers of the Heeresgruppe, and highly detailed orders of battles. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2011 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-195972 Hamilton, Stephan ODER FRONT 1945, THE: Vol. 2: Documents, Reports & Personal Accounts Oversized at 8.75 x 12 inches, with four b/w photos and documents and 38 b/w maps.

Heeresgruppe Weichsel (Vistula) was created on the order of Adolf Hitler in part to 'organize the national defense on German soil.' Despite the importance of this new command, its operations in the final months of the war prior to the Soviet attack on Berlin have received little historical attention in the west.

Relying on primary documents from Heeresgruppe Weichsel and Oberkommando des Heeres that are reprinted in their entirety along with summary translations, this new volume examines why the command came into existence, what was its priority compared to that of other commands in the East, and how that translated into men and material support for its combat divisions. Specific attention is given to the daily operational deployments of the Heeresgruppe divisions and how they were reconstructed after the brutal combat in Pomerania.

The differences between Himmler and Heinrici's command styles are examined and questions are raised about what, if anything, Himmler contributed to Germany's final defense. Hitler's operational goals are also revealed for the first time through his daily guidance issued to the East Front field commands during the last month of war. Surprisingly, Heeresgruppe Weichsel and Berlin's defense were not among his top priorities.

Operations of the 3rd Panzer Armee are presented through the perspective of its three senior officers. The previously unpublished wartime diary of General der Infanterie Martin Gareis and the postwar interviews of Generaloberst Hasso-Eccard Freiherr von Manteuffel, and Generalmajor Burkhart Mueller-Hillebrand provide detail on the situation of the Armee through the end of the war and offer insights into key military and political personalities of the Third Reich.

A. Stephan Hamilton's second volume in The Oder Front 1945 series offers a wealth of new information on arguably Germany's single most important command during the final months of the war in Europe. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2015 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-80320 Hammel, Eric CARRIER STRIKE:The Battle of Santa Cruz Oct, 1942 History's fourth carrier vs carrier naval battle, technically a Japanese victory it was their last serious attempt to win the Pacific War, b/w photos o/b's, bibio, index. 1 vol, 409 pgs 2004 US, ZENITH PRESS
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1-196590 Hammmel, Eric ALWAYS FAITHFUL: US Marines in World War II Combat A pictorial history of the US Marines who fought during World War II. Hammel selects the top 100 images from his private archives to share with readers-100 images that capture what Semper Fidelis meant to the fighting men during the war. With a mixture of iconic and unique photographs, readers will find themselves faced with the graphic images of Marines during wartime, from the thick of combat to every day survival. Here, in silent, stirring, unwavering testimony, is a display of what the very best combat Marines of any era can do to remain always faithful to their long history, their homeland, their proud heritage, the cornerstone of their honor, and their humanity. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-198580 Hammond, Bryn EL ALAMEIN The Battle that Turned the Tide of the Second World War Before the Battle of El Alamein in 1942, the British had never won a major battle on land against the Germans; nor indeed had anyone else. Drawing on a remarkable array of first-hand accounts, this book reveals the personal experiences of those on the frontline and provides fascinating details of how the war was actually fought.

It also includes analysis of the strategic decisions made by the generals. El Alamein 1942 is the story of exactly how a seemingly beaten and demoralized army turned near-defeat into victory in a little over four months of protracted and bloody fighting in the harsh North African desert. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-198390 Hardesty, Von and Ilya Grinberg RED PHOENIX RISING: The Soviet Air Force in World War II 105 photographs, 8 maps, 6 x 9.

Revised version of a groundbreaking account of the Soviet Air Force in World War II using an avalanche of declassified Russian archival sources, combat documents, and statistical information made available in the past three decades.

The saga of the Soviet Air Force, one of the least chronicled aspects of the war, marked a transition from near annihilation in 1941 to the world's largest operational-tactical air force four years later. Von Hardesty and Ilya Grinberg reveal the dynamic changes in tactics and operational art that allowed the VVS to bring about that remarkable transformation. Drawing upon a wider array of primary sources, well beyond the uncritical and ultra-patriotic Soviet memoirs underpinning the original version, this volume corrects, updates, and amplifies its predecessor. In the process, it challenges many 'official' accounts and revises misconceptions promoted by scholars who relied heavily on German sources, thus enlarging our understanding of the brutal campaigns fought on the Eastern Front.

The authors describe the air campaigns as they unfolded, with full chapters devoted to the monumental victories at Moscow, Stalingrad, and Kursk. By combining the deeply affecting human drama of pilots, relentlessly confronted by lethal threats in the air and on the ground, with a rich technical understanding of complex military machines, they have produced a fast-paced, riveting look at the air war on the Eastern Front as it has never been seen before. They also address dilemmas faced by the Soviet Air Force in the immediate postwar era as it moved to adopt the new technology of long-range bombers, jet propulsion and nuclear arms.

Drawing heavily upon individual accounts down to the unit level, Hardesty and Grinberg greatly enhance our understanding of their story's human dimension, while the book's more than 100 photos, many never before seen in the West, vividly portray the high stakes and hardware of this dramatic tale. In sum, this is the definitive one-volume account of a vital but still underserved dimension of the war - surpassing its predecessor so decisively that no fan of that earlier work can afford to miss it. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-203220 Hardgraves, Andrew SPECIAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II: British and American Irregular Warfare British and American commanders first used modern special forces in support of conventional military operations during World War II. Since then, although special ops have featured prominently in popular culture and media coverage of wars, the academic study of irregular warfare has remained as elusive as the practitioners of special operations themselves. This book is the first comprehensive study of the development, application, and value of Anglo-American commando and special forces units during WWII.

This book describes tactics and operations and outlines the distinctions between commandos and special forces, traces their evolution during the war, explains how the Anglo-American alliance functioned in the creation and use of these units, looks at their command and control arrangements, evaluates their impact, and assesses their cost-effectiveness. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2013 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-206300 Harding, Phillip FROM GAZALA TO TUNIS: 422 Days in the Life of the 2nd Battalion, The Rifle Brigade These 422 days include the bitter battles of Gazala, the conflict around the Cauldron, the loss of Tobruk before the forced withdrawal with the remainder of the Eighth Army, along the Mediterranean Coast and finally digging in at Alamein.

Due to their involvement in the battles around the Alamein Line, the Mine Task Force opened gaps in the Axis defenses which allowed British armor to overwhelm the Germans. The riflemen of the 2nd Battalion took on the enemy in the battles at the Mareth Line and Wadi Akirit in Tunisia before joining the First Army in the final conflicts that brought the North African campaign to a successful conclusion.

It was this battalion that marched two miles into enemy lines to take occupation of the Snipe position, feeling the full brunt of Rommel's counterattack, before marching back 36 hours later. It has been said that Alamein was the turning point of the war and that Snipe was the turning point of Alamein. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2014 UK, FRONTHILL MEDIA
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1-207600 Hargreaves, Andrew SPECIAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II: British and American Irregular Warfare British and American commanders first used modern special forces in support of conventional military operations during World War II. This book offers a comprehensive study of the development, application, and value of Anglo-American commando and special forces units during WWII.

Special forces are intensively trained, specially selected military units performing unconventional and often high-risk missions. This book describes tactics and operations and outlines the distinctions between commandos and special forces, traces their evolution during the war, explains how the Anglo-American alliance functioned in the creation and use of these units, looks at their command and control arrangements, evaluates their impact, and assesses their cost-effectiveness.
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2-SS3002 Harms, Norman and Volstadt, Ron GERMAN INFANTRY IN ACTION 1 vol, 50 pgs 1973 WARREN, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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2-SS3003 Harms, Norman and Volstadt, Ron WAFFEN SS IN ACTION 1 vol, 50 pgs 1973 CARROLLTON, SQUAD/SIGNAL
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1-201170 Harmsen, Peter SHANGHAI 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze The struggle for China's largest city over three months was a sinister forewarning of what was in store for the rest of mankind only a few years hence, in theaters around the world. It demonstrated how technology had given rise to new forms of warfare, or had made old forms even more lethal. Amphibious landings, tank assaults, aerial dogfights and most importantly, urban combat, all happened in Shanghai in 1937. It was a dress rehearsal for World War II-or perhaps more correctly it was the inaugural act in the war-the first major battle in the global conflict. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2013 US, CASEMATE
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1-196470 Harrison, Blumenson, Cole, MacDonald, Clarke US ARMY IN WORLD WAR II: The European Theater Includes all 8 volumes of the 50th Anniversary edition. (No Map volume)

1. Cross-channel Attack by Harrison
2. Breakout and pursuit by Blumenson
3. The Lorraine campaign by Cole
4. The Siegfried Line campaign by MacDonald
5. Riviera to the Rhine by Clarke
6. The Ardennes - Battle of the Bulge by Cole
7. The Last Offensive by MacDonald
8. The War Against Germany: Europe and Adjacent Areas Pictorial History by US Army 8 vol, 4899 pgs 1995 US, THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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1-210880 Harrison, Richard PRELUDE TO BERLIN: The Red Army's Offensive Operations in Poland and Eastern Germany, 1945 Offers a panoramic view of the Soviet strategic offensives north of the Carpathians in the winter of 1945. During the course of this offensive the Red Army broke through the German defenses in Poland and East Prussia and eventually occupied all of Germany east of the Oder River.

The book consists primarily of articles that appeared in various military journals during the first decade after the war. The General Staff's directorate charged with studying the war experience published these studies, although there are other sources as well. A particular highlight of these is a personal memoir that offers a rare insight into Soviet strategic planning for the winter-spring 1945 campaign. Also featured are documents relating to the operational-strategic conduct of the various operations, which were compiled and published after the fall of the Soviet Union.

The book is divided into several parts, corresponding to the operations conducted. These include the Vistula-Oder operation by the First Belorussian and First Ukrainian Fronts out of their respective Vistula bridgeheads. This gigantic operation, involving over a million men and several thousand tanks, artillery and other weapons sliced through the German defenses and, in a single leap, advanced the front to the Oder River, less than 100 km from Berlin, from which they launched their final assault on the Reich in April.

Equally impressive was the Second and Third Belorussian Fronts' offensive into Germany's East Prussian citadel. This operation helped to clear the flank further to the south and exacted a long-awaited revenge for the Russian Army's defeat here in 1914. This effort cut off the German forces in East Prussia and concluded with an effort to clear the flanks in Pomerania and the storming of the East Prussian capital of Konigsberg in April.

The study also examines in considerable detail the First Ukrainian Front's Upper and Lower Silesian operations of February-March 1945. These operations cleared the army's flanks in the south and deprived Germany of one of its last major industrial and agricultural areas. 1 vol, 636 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-212340 Harrison, Richard THE BERLIN OPERATION 1945 Tells the story of the Red Army's penultimate offensive operation in the war in Europe. Here the forces of three fronts (First and Second Belorussian and First Ukrainian) forced the Oder River and surrounded the defenders of the German capital, reduced the city, and drove westward to link up with the Western allies in central Germany. This is another in a series of studies compiled by the Soviet Army General Staff, which during the postwar years set itself the task of gathering and generalizing the experience of the war for the purpose of training the armed forces' higher staffs in the conduct of large-scale offensive operations.

The study is divided into three parts. The first contains a brief strategic overview of the situation, as it existed by the spring of 1945, with special emphasis on German preparations to meet the inevitable Soviet attack. This section also includes an examination of the decisions by the Stavka of the Supreme High Command on the conduct of the operation. As usual, the fronts' materiel-technical and other preparations for the offensive are covered in great detail. These include plans for artillery, artillery and engineer support, as well as the work of the rear services and political organs and the strengths, capabilities and tasks of the individual armies.

Part two deals with the Red Army's breakthrough of the Germans' Oder defensive position up to the encirclement of the Berlin garrison. This covers the First Belorussian Front's difficulty in overcoming the defensive along the Seelow Heights along the direct path to Berlin, as well as the First Ukrainian Front's easier passage over the Oder and its secondary attack along the Dresden axis. The Second Belorussian Front's breakthrough and its sweep through the Baltic littoral is also covered.

Part three covers the intense fighting to reduce the city's defenders from late April until the garrison's surrender on 2 May, as well as operations in the area up to the formal German capitulation. This section contains a number of detailed descriptions of urban fighting at the battalion and regimental level. It closes with conclusions about the role of the various combat arms in the operation. 1 vol, 472 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-212350 Harrison, Richard THE BATTLE OF KURSK: The Red Army's Defensive Operations and Counter-Offensive, July-August 1943 Offers a peculiarly Soviet view of one of WWII's most critical events. While the Germans defeats at Moscow and Stalingrad showed that Hitler could not win the war in the East, the outcome of Kursk demonstrated beyond a doubt that he would lose it. This study was compiled by the Red Army General Staff's military-historical directorate, which was charged with collecting and analyzing the war's experience, and issued as an internal document in 1946-47.

The study languished for more than a half-century, before being published in Russia in 2006, although heavily supplemented by commentary and other information not contained in the original. The present work omits these additions, while supplying its own commentary in places deemed necessary.

The book is divided into two parts, dealing with the defensive and offensive phases of the battle, respectively. The first begins with a strategic overview of the situation along the Eastern Front by the spring and summer of 1943 and the Soviet decision to stand on the defensive. This is followed by a detailed examination of the Central Front's efforts to counter the expected German attack out of the Orel salient, and the Voronezh Front's attempts to do the same against the German concentrations in the Belgorod-Kharkov area.

The rest of this section is devoted to an exceedingly detailed day-by-day, tactical-operational account of the struggle, particularly along the southern face of the salient, where the Germans came closest to succeeding.

The second part will be more of a revelation to the Western reader, who is likely to be more familiar with the defensive phase of the battle. Here the authors once again, in great detail, lay out the Red Army's preparations for and conduct of a massive counteroffensive to clear the Orel salient, which soon degenerated to a grinding struggle, which while ultimately successful, cost the Soviets dearly.

Likewise, the authors detail the Voronezh Front's preparations to reduce the Belgorod salient and seize the industrial center of Kharkov. This offensive, in conjunction with a simultaneous offensive in the Donets industrial region, pushed the German lines to the breaking point and set the stage for the follow-on advance to the Dnepr River and the eventual liberation of Ukraine. 1 vol, 390 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-210640 Harrison, Richard editor ROLLBACK: The Red Army's Winter Offensive Along the Southwestern Strategic Direction, 1942-43 Rollback: The Red Army's Winter Offensive along the Southwestern Strategic Direction, 1942-43 covers the period from mid-December 1942 to mid-February 1943, one of the most critical periods of the war on the Eastern Front. It was here that following the encirclement of an entire German army at Stalingrad, the Soviets sought to take advantage of the ruptured Axis front in southern Russia to finish off the Germans' Italian and Hungarian allies and liberate the economically vital areas of eastern Ukraine.

This study is drawn from a number of wartime and postwar articles, published by the General Staff's directorate for the study of wartime experience. Also featured are documents relating to the operational-strategic conduct of the various operations, which were compiled and published after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Includes Southwestern Front's Middle Don operation of December 1942 and subsequent Voronezh-Kastornoe operation. The offensive not only accomplished its objective of turning back the German attack, thus dooming the Stalingrad garrison, but also destroyed the Italian army in the East as well and enabled the Soviets to push as far west as Kursk. 1 vol, 412 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-86350 Haskew, Michael ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ELITE FORCES IN WWII Arranged by combatant nation, the book covers the Paratroops, Commandos, Rangers and Waffen SS as well as little known units; 100 photos/graphics in both b/w and color, unit strength/combat history. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2007 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-80270 Hastings, Max ARMAGEDDON:The Battle for Germany 1944-1945 The epic story of the last eight months of WWII inEurope; he asks many questions starting with 'didthe Western Allies prolong the conflict so thatthe Soviets bear the brunt, biblio/sources, index. 1 vol, 572 pgs 2004 US, ALFRED A. KNOFF
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1-47140 Haupt, Werner HISTORY OF THE PANZER TROOPS, A:1916-1945 Chronological history of the German Panzer Corps, and its role in modern warfare in photos, charts, maps and documents. 1 vol, 208 pgs 1997 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER PUBLIS'G
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1-208170 Hauptmann Hermann THE RISE AND FALL OF THE LUFTWAFFE First published in 1943, this remarkable, but little-known book argues how pure incompetence in planning and strategy left the Luftwaffe hopelessly stretched and exposed. Crammed full of fascinating detail, this prescient book shows how German efficiency was fatally paralyzed by the corrupt Nazi Party, especially Hermann Goring. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2015 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-54970 Hayward, Joel S.A. STOPPED AT STALINGRAD:The Luftwaffe 1942-1943 The story of the Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East, an analysis of the cooperation between the ground & air forces, b/w maps, photos, chapter notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 393 pgs 2001 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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1-87110 Hearn, Chester THE AMERICAN SOLDIER IN WWII Includes B/W and Color photos to help explain whatlife was like for the ordinary American servicemanduring WWII. Moving, humorous and enthrallingaccounts, biblio, index. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2000 UK, Salamander Books
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1-203610 Henning, Otto PANZER LEADER: Memoirs of an Armoured Car Commander, 1944-1945 The armored reconnaissance units were the spearheads of the Panzer divisions, moving stealthily ahead of the tanks to locate the enemy. Otto Henning's armored car unit of the elite Panzer-Lehr-Division fought throughout the campaigns in the West in 1944 and 1945, arriving in Normandy a few weeks before D-Day and finally surrendering in the Ruhr pocket in mid-April 1945.

Henning describes the difficulties reconnaissance forces faced in the close terrain of the Normandy bocage and the threat posed by the Allies' complete control of the air. He saw the devastation wrought by Michael Wittmann's lone Tiger tank against the British 7th Armored Division at Villers Bocage, and experienced the chaos and demoralization of the Germans' retreat across France. After the Battle of the Bulge and the final fighting in western Germany, Henning surrendered and endured terrible conditions in a prisoner-of-war camp until he escaped in 1947.

This is a fascinating and often harrowing account of the final campaigns in Western Europe, and exposes the little-known scandal of the treatment of German prisoners-of-war even after the war had ended. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-192980 Higgins, David R. Roer River Battles: Germany's Stand at the Westwall, 1944-45 Drawing on primary Wehrmacht and US sources, including battle analysis and daily situation and after-action reports, The Roer River Battles provides insight into the desperate German efforts to keep a conquering enemy at the borders of their homeland. Tactical maps down to battalion level help clarify the very fluid nature of the combat. Combined, they serve to explain not just how, but why decisions were made and events unfolded, and how reality often differed from doctrine in one of the longest US campaigns of World War II.

While combatants from both sides suffered equally in an urbanized environment of pillbox-infested hills, impenetrable forests, and freezing rain, the Germans were on the defensive and better able to inflict casualties out of proportion to their own. For the US First Army, what was originally to be a walk-through turned into a frustrating six-month campaign that decimated infantry and tank forces alike. The 'Broad Front,' as opposed to a 'Schwerpunkt' strategy, resulted in the demise of many a citizen-soldier. 1 vol, 264 pgs 2010 US, CASEMATE
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1-191600 Hinze, Rolf CRUCIBLE OF COMBAT:Germany's Defensive Battles The Ukraine 1943-44, the author covers the events after Kursk on the central and southern fronts 1943-44. 100 b/w photos, 105 maps, o/b's, biblio, index. 1 vol, 504 pgs 2010 UK, HELION & COMPANY
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1-192010 Hinze, Rolf TO THE BITTER END - The Final Battles of Army Groups A, North Ukraine, Centre-Eastern Front, 1944-45 This is a penetrating and detailed account of the climactic battles of the German forces in Slovakia, the Carpathians, parts of Poland, Silesia and Saxony, from autumn 1944 until the end of the war.

The author provides excellent detail on the movements and actions of numerous German units, and the text covers all major actions including the battle for the Vistula bridgeheads, the epic siege of Breslau, and the final desperate actions around Bautzen and Dresden. Appendices include comprehensive orders-of-battle.

A large number of detailed battle maps are also included. Key sales points: Continues Helion's translation of key German texts on the last phase of the war on the Eastern Front. Presents information previously unavailable in English.

A detailed text is accompanied by photos and maps along with extensive orders-of-battle.


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1-202270 Hinze, Rolf WITH THE COURAGE OF DESPERATION: Germany's Defence of the Southern Sector of the Eastern Front 1944-45 A comprehensive account of events on the central and southern portions of the German Eastern Front from July 1944, in the aftermath of the cataclysmic defeat of Heeresgruppe Mitte, through the Soviet drive to victory. Publication of With the Courage of Desperation completes Hinze's trilogy, and represents a keystone to our understanding of the Soviet-German War 1941-45. 40 b/w photos, 82 maps.

Events covered include the retrograde fighting of 4th Panzer-Armee, the situation on the flanks of Heeresgruppe Nordukraine, operations around Lemberg, and the settling of positions along the line of the Vistula river. The Soviet drive through Rumania against Heeresgruppe Sudukraine is described, leading to the fall of Bucharest before the panorama moves into the Hungarian Puszta, the German attempts to stem the Soviet drive on Budapest, the Gran bridgehead and the last great German offensive of the war, and Operation 'Spring Awakening' are all recounted, as is the steady and inevitable final withdrawal and defeat of the remaining Axis forces as the Soviets penetrate into Austria. The fall of both Budapest and Vienna are related, before Hinze completes his study with the final battles in Austria and the area north of the Danube. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2013 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-192580 Holmes, Tony Wings of Courage: Tales from America's Elite Fighter Groups of World War II Focusing on four elite fighter units across both the European and Pacific theaters of operations we gain a unique insight into the battles against Germany and Japan. The book opens with the experience of 354th Fighter Group. Continuing the focus on the European Operations is the 332nd Fighter Group - the only all-black unit of the air force, revealing how they rose above discrimination to be feared by their enemies and revered by their colleagues.

The action then switches to the Pacific, where the crack 475th Fighter Group included amongst its ranks the highest scoring American pilots. The book concludes with the story of the pilots based on Iwo Jima who risked their lives to fly hundreds of miles across the Pacific, with no hope of rescue, in order to attack the heavily defended Japanese mainland. Those who survived earned themselves membership of a unique society - the 'Tokyo Club'.

Extracts from four previous 'Aviation Elites'. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210240 Holmes, Tony AMERICAN EAGLES: US Fighter Pilots in the RAF 1939 - 1945 - Images of War American Eagles provides a photographic snapshot of the lives of the American fighter pilots who volunteered their services during World War II, as well as the Spitfires and Hurricanes they flew. Keen to help Britain stem the spread of Fascism, or perhaps seeking adventure in a foreign land, a number of American citizens defied the wishes of their government by crossing the border into Canada and subsequently sailing to Britain to join the Royal Air Force.

Some were prewar civilian pilots, others were rich playboys and a few were already serving in the RAF when war was declared. Men such as Don Blakeslee, Billy Fiske, 'Gus' Daymond, and Jim Dunn, as well as many other notable pilots are featured in this volume, in photographs that have been carefully sourced from official and private archives across the globe. Each image has a detailed caption, chronicling the wartime exploits of the elite 'band of brothers' known as the American Eagles. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-199650 Holroyd, Jack SS-Totenkopf France 1940 - Images of War Series Photographic account of that unit's birth and first month of active service. The Division, formed from concentration camp guards, fought alongside Rommel's 7th Panzer Division against the only British armored counterattack of the campaign. However, instances of atrocities committed by men of the Totenkopf began early and the machine-gunning of 97 prisoners of the Norfolk Regiment occurred. In this brief and violent history of the birth of an SS division the original captions and text which accompanied the photographs have been retained in order to capture the original flavor. The translated text appears inter spaced with the author's explanations. 7.5 x 9.5 inches, 128 pages, 250-300 b/w illustrations. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2012 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-207010 Hooton, E.R. STALIN'S CLAWS: From the Purges to the Winter War: Red Army Operations Before Barbarossa 1937-1941 In the late 1930s the Soviet Union experienced a brutal Ezhovshchina - or Purge - which swept through all levels of its society with millions arrested and tens of thousands shot for reasons lacking any form of ethics or justification. The Soviet armed forces did not escape the bloody tidal wave that swept away the majority of their most experienced and gifted officers.

One of the driving forces for the Red Army Purges was a bitter dispute between the conservatives and radicals who sought a form of warfare based on deep-roaming mechanized forces. But the conservatives' ensuing bitterness was due to the fact that the radicals were unable to make the mechanized forces viable operationally and this failure would prove to be the major factor in driving the radicals to the execution chambers.

Yet as the leadership of the Soviet forces was cut to pieces, the Red Army was deployed in operations at the extremities of Stalin's empire. Despite showing ominous signs of weakness, in every case it triumphed. The Japanese had been defeated on the Korean border at Lake Khasan in 1938 and a year later suffered a major defeat on the Mongolian border at the River Khalkin (Khalkin Gol) in an offensive directed by the future Marshal Zhukov. These guns had barely ceased fire when there was a major invasion of eastern Poland following the Ribbentrop Pact. On the back of that, the Baltic States were compelled to allow the Russians to base forces in their borders.

But as the Purges eased and Moscow became overconfident, the massive Red Army became enmeshed in the disastrous Winter War with Finland of 1939-1940 which saw its military prestige shattered and its invasion not only stopped, but dealt a series of major defeats. Victory of a kind, when it came, was pyrrhic.

In the aftermath, the Red Army hurriedly sought to modernize and to expand in order to meet the growing threat from Nazi Germany. It invaded Romania's eastern province of Bessarabia in June 1940 to provoke 'Barbarossa'. Yet the Purges and the Purge mentality continued to wreak slaughter and fear from 1939 to 1941, culminating in a mini massacre of Soviet generals even as Hitler's armies approached Moscow.

Following detailed research, the author provides a vivid and important insight into the operations conducted by the Red Army from 1937 to 1941 and makes some surprising conclusions about the impact of the Purges. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2014 UK, TATTERED FLAG
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1-212460 Hooton, E.R. WAR OVER THE STEPPES: The Air Campaigns on the Eastern Front 1941-45 The air war over the Steppes was more than a brutal clash in which might alone triumphed. It was a conflict that saw tactical and technological innovation as the Soviet air force faced off against Herman Goring's Luftwaffe.

As Germany and the Soviet Union battled for victory on the Eastern Front they had to overcome significant strategic and industrial problems, as well as fighting against the extreme weather conditions of the East. These factors combined with the huge array of aircraft used on the Eastern Front to create one of the most compelling conflicts of the war.

Told primarily from the strategic and command perspective, this account offers a detailed analysis of this oft-overlooked air war, tracing the clashes between Germany and the Soviet Union over the course of World War II. Historical photographs complement the examination as author E. R. Hooton explores these epic aerial battles between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-208120 Hoth, Hermann PANZER OPERATIONS: Germany's Panzer Group 3 During the Invasion of Russia, 1941 This book, originally published in German in 1956, has now been translated into English, unveiling a wealth of both experiences and analysis about Operation Barbarossa, perhaps the most important military campaign of the 20th century.

Hermann Hoth led Germany's 3rd Panzer Group in Army Group Center -- in tandem with Guderian's 2nd Group -- during the 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union, and together those two daring panzer commanders achieved a series of astounding victories, encircling entire Russian armies at Minsk, Smolensk, and Vyazma, all the way up to the very gates of Moscow.

This work begins with Hoth discussing the use of nuclear weapons in future conflicts. This cool-headed post-war reflection, from one of Nazi Germany's top panzer commanders, is rare enough. But then Hoth dives into his exact command decisions during Barbarossa -- still the largest continental offensive ever undertaken -- to reveal new insights into how Germany could, and in his view should, have succeeded in the campaign.

Hoth critically analyses the origin, development, and objective of the plan against Russia, and presents the situations confronted, the decisions taken, and the mistakes made by the army's leadership. Germany's mobile warfare startled not only the Soviets on the receiving end but the German leadership itself, which failed to provide support infrastructure for their panzer army's breakthroughs. Includes 16 pages of photos. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2015 US, CASEMATE
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1-208670 Hoth, Hermann PANZER OPERATIONS: Germany's Panzer Group 3 During the Invasion of Russia, 1941 This book, originally published in German in 1956, has now been translated into English, unveiling a wealth of both experiences and analysis about Operation Barbarossa, perhaps the most important military campaign of the 20th century.

Hermann Hoth led Germany's 3rd Panzer Group in Army Group Center-in tandem with Guderian's 2nd Group-during the invasion of the Soviet Union, and together those two daring panzer commanders achieved a series of astounding victories, encircling entire Russian armies at Minsk, Smolensk, and Vyazma, all the way up to the very gates of Moscow.

This work begins with Hoth discussing the use of nuclear weapons in future conflicts. This cool-headed post-war reflection, from one of Nazi Germany's top panzer commanders, is rare enough. But then Hoth dives into his exact command decisions during Barbarossa-still the largest continental offensive ever undertaken-to reveal new insights into how Germany could, and in his view should, have succeeded in the campaign.

Hoth critically analyses the origin, development, and objective of the plan against Russia, and presents the situations confronted, the decisions taken, and the mistakes made by the army's leadership, as the new form of mobile warfare startled not only the Soviets on the receiving end but the German leadership itself, which failed to provide support infrastructure for their panzer arm's breakthroughs.

Hoth sheds light on the decisive and ever-escalating struggle between Hitler and his military advisers on the question whether, after the Dnieper and the Dvina had been reached, to adhere to the original idea of capturing Moscow. Hitler's momentous decision to divert forces to Kiev and the south only came in late August 1941. He then finally considers in detail whether the Germans, after obliterating the remaining Russian armies facing Army Group Center in Operation Typhoon, could still hope for the occupation of the Russian capital that fall.

Hoth concludes his study with several lessons for the offensive use of armored formations in the future. His firsthand analysis, here published for the first time in English, will be vital reading for every student of World War II. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2015 UK, CASEMATE
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1-573401 Huges, David & Broshot, James & Philson, Alan BRITISH ARMIES IN WWII:Organisational History V1 8.5x11, British Armoured and Cavalry Divisions 1 vol, 120 pgs 1999 US, GEORGE NAFZIGER
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1-573405 Huges, David & David Ryan & Steve Rothwell BRITISH ARMIES IN WWII:Organisational History V5 8.5x11, The Australian Army, Infantry, Armored, Tank, Special Forces, Reserves and Coastal Artillery 1 vol, 118 pgs 2003 US, NAFZIGER COLLLECTION
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1-573408 Huges, David & David Ryan & Steve Rothwell BRITISH ARMIES IN WWII:Organisational History V8 8.5x11, The Indian Army Part 1-The Indian Army inthe West, covers the 2nd/4th/5th/6th/8th/10th/12thInfantry & the 31st Armoured Divisions, 43rd GurkaBde and others. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2005 US, NAFZIGER COLLLECTION
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1-573410 Huges, David & David Ryan & Steve Rothwell BRITISH ARMIES IN WWII:Organisational History V10 8.5x11, The Indian Army Part 3-The Indian Army inthe East 1944-1945 1 vol, 136 pgs 2008 US, NAFZIGER COLLECTION
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1-190962 Husemann, Friedrich IN GOOD FAITH:History of 4.SS Polizei PG Div. V2 30+ photos, 40 maps & 24 appendices. This second volume covers 1943 to 1945 with an account of the 2 battalions sent to the Don Front in 1942. Also covers Greece, Hungary, Berlin and more. 1 vol, 600 pgs 2009 CANADA, JJ FEDOROWITZ
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1-198530 Huston, James OUT OF THE BLUE - US Army Airborne Operations in World War II Beginning with a case study of the greatest airborne operation of the war, the 1944 invasion of Holland, Huston examines the inception, organization, training, equipment, strategies, Allied cooperation, and overall effectiveness of the airborne in the total war effort. Operations in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Southern France, the Pacific, and the Far East are discussed. 1 vol, 327 pgs 1999 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIV
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1-196210 Irincheev, Bair WAR OF WHITE DEATH: Finland Against the Soviet Union 1939-40 On 30 November 1939 Stalin's Red Army attacked Finland, expecting to crush the outnumbered, ill-equipped Finnish forces in a matter of days. But, in one of the most astonishing upsets in modern military history, the Finnish defenders broke the Red Army's advance, inflicting devastating casualties and destroying some of the divisions that had been thrown against them.

Eventually, in March 1940, the overhauled Red Army prevailed through the deployment of massive force. The Finns were compelled to cede territory and cities to their overbearing neighbor, but the moral victory was theirs. The courage and skill their army displayed in the face of the Soviet onslaught - and the chaotic and reckless performance of their opponents - had an important influence on the massive struggle that was about to break out between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

For this highly illustrated and original portrayal of this famously unequal struggle, Bair Irincheev has brought together a compelling selection of eyewitness accounts, war diaries, battle reports, and other records from the Finnish and Russian archives to reconstruct the front-line fighting, and he analyses the reasons for the Red Army's poor performance. Never before has the harsh reality of the combat in the depths of the northern winter been conveyed in such authentic detail. The arduous daily experience of the troops on both sides, the brutality of combat and the constant struggle against the elements are recalled in the words of the men who were there. 90 illustrations. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2011 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205890 Isaev, aleksei TOMB OF THE PANZERWAFFE: The Defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army in Hungary 1945 In March 1945 the German Wehrmacht undertook its final attempt to change the course of the war by launching a counteroffensive in the area of Lake Balaton, Hungary. Here, the best panzer forces of the Third Reich and the elite of the Panzerwaffe were assembled - the panzer divisions SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Totenkopf, Wiking and others, staffed by ardent believers in Nazism and armed with the most up-to-date combat equipment, including up to 900 tanks and self-propelled guns.

At the time, this was considered a secondary axis for the Red Army, and thus the troops of the 3rd Ukrainian Front had to stop the German counteroffensive with their own forces and could not count upon reinforcements from the Stavka Reserve, which were needed for the decisive storming of Berlin. Relying upon their combat skill and rich combat experience, the Soviet troops carried out this task with honor, stopping the tidal wave of German armor and inflicting a decisive defeat and enormous, irreplaceable losses upon the enemy. The defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army became a genuine catastrophe for Germany, and Balaton became the tomb of the Panzerwaffe.

In this book, penned by two leading Russian military historians, this major defeat suffered by the Wehrmacht has been described and analyzed for the first time using data from both Soviet and German archives. It focuses not only on Operation Spring Awakening, but also describes the preceding Konrad offensives conducted by the Germans in the effort to come to the aid of the encircled and desperate German and fascist Hungarian defenders of Budapest. This edition is lavishly illustrated with over a hundred rare photographs of destroyed or disabled German armor taken shortly after the battle by a Soviet inspection team, besides other photographs and specially commissioned color maps. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205780 Jarzembowski, Janusz ARMOURED HUSSARS: Images of the Polish 1st Armoured Division 1939-47 This wonderful album is a brilliant pictorial history of the 1st Polish Armored Division composed of about 250 photographs, documents and publications largely collected by WO1 Alexander Leon 'Manka' Jarzembowski, a veteran of 2nd Armored Regiment, as he soldiered for Poland between 1917-1949. The collection lay in albums unseen for decades until recent interest in the Division and its Commanding Officer, General Stanislaw Maczek, caused Jarzembowski's son, Jan, to revisit his father's archive in order to provide a narrative for the almost forgotten Division and for his father's memory.

The photographs themselves cover the period from 1939 and the invasion of Poland before moving onto the French Campaign of 1940; the bulk of the images illustrate the story of the Division from arriving in the UK in 1940, reforming in 1942 and then its campaigns in North-West Europe 1944-45 -- pursuit of the Germans across France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Included are some of the final Divisional parades prior to disbandment in 1947. There are also many interesting photographs of dignitaries who visited and inspected the Division thorough out those years, including General Sikorski.

The range of images available in this album is wide and impressive with many excellent shots of uniforms, equipment and armor, which not only provide an aid to historians and veteran's families, but, expertly annotated by the author, are of great value to military modelers as reference material.

This album is a tribute to the gallant men of the Polish 1st Armored Division. General Maczek and his men fought the Second World War from the very beginning to the very end with extreme bravery, but gained nothing for their efforts, yet maintained their dignity and pride to the end of their, often very long, lives. 1 vol, 148 pgs 2014 UK, HELION
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1-213450 Jarzembowski, Janusz ARMOURED HUSSARS VOLUME 2: Images of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, Normandy, August 1944 Highly-illustrated account of the 1st Polish Armored Division's baptism of fire in Normandy in August 1944, from Operations Totalise and Tractable to the victory at Falaise, culminating at the climactic battle on Mont Ormel - the site of this triumph was justly named 'A Polish Battlefield' by the Canadians.

Author and Normandy veteran Ken Tout served as a young Sherman tank crewman in the Northamptonshire Yeomanry during WWII and witnessed the Poles' savage baptism of fire.

The album features many dramatic photographs and documents, numbering over 250, from the renowned Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum (PISM) as well as from the author's collection. It is also supplemented by eight pages of color plates featuring divisional armor, uniforms, maps and a center page-spread of a close-quarter action on Mont Ormel, based on the memoirs of a regimental commander. Illustrated by the renowned military artist, Peter Dennis, this depiction also features on the front cover. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2016 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-211530 Jerry Murland RETREAT AND REARGUARD - DUNKIRK 1940: The Evacuation of the BEF to the Channel Ports This third title in the Author's Retreat and Rearguard series, covers the actions of the BEF during the retreat from the Dyle Line to the evacuation points of Dunkirk, Boulogne, Calais, St. Valery-en-Caux and finally the Cherbourg Peninsula.

Some of the engagements are relatively well known (Cassell, the Arras counter-attack, and the notorious Le Paradis SS massacre) but the author has unearthed many less known engagements from the long and painful withdrawal. While the main Dunkirk evacuation from the port and beaches was over by early June, elements of the BEF fought on until 21 June. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-195401 Jocca, Adam POLISH TRACKS AND WHEELS No. 1: Renault R35/40; Hotchkiss H35/39 This book is the first in a series on Polish army vehicles. It tells the story of three major tanks of French origin used by the Polish army in the 1930s, some of which were still in use at the time of the German invasion.

Training and operations with these tanks are described and illustrated, with many photos and full color artwork; color schemes and markings are also described and illustrated.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2009 POLAND, MMP
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1-195402 Jocca, Adam POLISH TRACKS AND WHEELS No. 2: Polish Vickers Part 1- Vickers E, 7TP, C6P, C7P Oversized 8.25 x 11.75 inches, 200+ b/w photos, and 40+ color profiles. This book is the second in a series on Polish army vehicles. It tells the story of four major tanks of British origin used by the Polish army in the 1930s, some still in use at the time of the German invasion.

Training and operations with these tanks are described and illustrated, with many photos and full color artwork. Color schemes and markings are described and illustrated. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2011 OLOAND, MMP
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1-195403 Jocca, Adam POLISH TRACKS AND WHEELS No. 3: Polish Vickers Part 2-7TP, 7TP forced, Vickers 4-Ton AT Oversized 8.25 x 11.75 inches, 200+ b/w photos, and 40+ color profiles. This book is the second in a series on Polish army vehicles. It tells the story of four major tanks of British origin used by the Polish army in the 1930s, some still in use at the time of the German invasion.

Training and operations with these tanks are described and illustrated, with many photos and full color artwork. Color schemes and markings are described and illustrated. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2013 UK, MMP
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1-206350 Johnsen, Frederick CAPTURED EAGLES: Secrets of the Luftwaffe The growth in size, lethality, and technology of the German Luftwaffe was of concern to some defense planners in the United States before American entry into the war. Learning about the Luftwaffe became a significant effort once the conflict broke out in Europe.

From defectors with German aircraft to battlefield trophies and combat crew reports, the race to understand German aero technology took on sometimes heroic proportions. After the war, German technology infused American aerospace developments in many ways: German ribbon parachutes were evaluated for high-speed bailouts; sweptwing leading edge slat technology benefited the F-86 Sabre; overall comprehension of sweptwing benefits to fast jet aircraft was validated; pulse jet V-1s and supersonic V-2 rockets boosted American drone weapon, ballistic missile, and space exploration efforts. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-70510 Johnson, David FAST TANKS AND HEAVY BOMBERS An analysis of the internal struggle within the Army that led to an ill-prepared force entering WWII, tables/charts, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2003 ITHACA, CORNELL UNIVERSIT
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1-20710 Johnstone, Air Vice-Marshall Sandy WHERE NO ANGELS DWELL Short biography, b/w illust, index 1 vol, 224 pgs 1969 BATH, CEDRIC CHIVERS
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1-87710 Jones, Kenneth STALINGRAD:How the Red Army survived the Germans This new history offers a radical reinterpretation of the most crucial battle in WWII. Focusing on the first half, it reveals new information on how the Germans nearly succeeded, b/w photos. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2007 US, CASEMATE PUBLISING
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1-89170 Jones, Michael K. STALINGRAD:How the Red Army Survived the Germans This new history of Stalingrad offers a radical re-interpretation of this most crucial WWII battle. New information on how the Germans came close to success and the incredible Soviet courage. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2008 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHERS
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1-192520 Joseph, Frank MUSSOLINI'S WAR: Fascist Italy's Military Struggles 1935-45 Fascist Italy's Military Struggles from Africa and Western Europe to the Mediterranean and Soviet Union 1935-45

Among the great misconceptions of modern times is the assumption that Benito Mussolini was Hitler's junior partner, who made no significant contributions to the Second World War. That conclusion originated with Allied propagandists determined to boost Anglo-American morale, while undermining Axis cooperation. Il Duce's failings, real or imagined, were inflated and ridiculed; his successes, pointedly demeaned or ignored. Italy's bungling navy, ineffectual army - as cowardly as it was ill-equipped - and air force of antiquated biplanes were handily dealt with by the Western Allies. So effective was this disinformation campaign that it became post-war history, and is still generally taken for granted even by otherwise well-informed scholars and students of World War Two. But a closer examination of recently disclosed, and often neglected, original source materials presents an entirely different picture.

6 x 9, 36 b/w photos/illustrations, 1 map 1 vol, 224 pgs 2010 UK, Helion and Company
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1-201130 Jouineau, Andre FRENCH ARMY OF THE VICTORY 1941-1945 #20 in the Officers & Soldiers series. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2013 FRANCE, HISTOIRE AND COLLECTIONS
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1-195610 Jukes, Geoffrey STALINGRAD TO KURSK: Triumph of the Red Army The epic battles fought at Stalingrad and Kursk were pivotal events in the war on the Eastern Front. After the catastrophic failure of the German offensives of 1942 and 1943, the Wehrmacht was forced onto the defensive. Never again would it regain the initiative against the seemingly inexhaustible forces of the Red Army. But how did this decisive shift in the balance of military power on the Eastern Front come about? This question has intrigued historians ever since.

In this original and thought-provoking new study, Geoffrey Jukes reconstructs Soviet strategy and operations at Stalingrad and Kursk in vivid detail. He looks behind the scenes at the workings of the Soviet high command, at the roles played by the principal Red Army generals, and at the overriding influence of Stalin himself. There is an equally acute insight into German war aims and military planning as Hitler's armies geared themselves up to launch a sequence of massive offensives that would have a decisive impact on the outcome of the war.

This authoritative and highly readable reassessment of the turning point in the war on the Eastern Front is a major contribution to the debate about the reasons for the military defeat of Nazi Germany. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-211750 Kaisergruber, Fernand WE WILL NOT GO TO TUAPSE: From the Donets to the Oder with the Legion Wallonie and 5th SS Volunteer Assault Brigade 'Wallonien' 1942-45 This is a classic soldier's chronicle, told in unvarnished candor, about the author's experiences as a volunteer with the Wallonian Legion of the German Army and later the 5th SS Volunteer Assault Brigade Wallonien and the 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Wallonien. However, it also ventures far beyond the usual soldier's story and approaches a travelogue of the Eastern Front campaign, seldom attained by the memoirs of the period.

His self-published book in French is highly regarded by Belgian historian and expert on these volunteers Eddy de Bruyne, and Battle of Cherkassy author Douglas Nash. This book merits attention as the SS volunteer equivalent of Guy Sajer's The Forgotten Soldier, a bestseller in the USA and Europe. By comparison, Kaisergruber's story has the advantage of being completely verifiable by documents and serious historical narratives already published, such as Eddy de Bruyne's For Rex and for Belgium and Kenneth Estes' European Anabasis.

Until recent years, very little was known of the tens of thousands of foreign nationals from Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France and Spain who served voluntarily in the military formations of the German Army and the German Waffen-SS.

In Kaisergruber's book, the reader discovers important issues of collaboration, the apparent contributions of the volunteers to the German war effort, their varied experiences, their motives, the attitude of the German High Command and bureaucracy, and the reaction to these in the occupied countries. The combat experiences of the Walloons echoed those of the very best volunteer units of the Waffen-SS, although they shared equally in the collapse of the Third Reich in May, 1945.

Although unapologetic for his service, Kaisergruber makes no special claims for the German cause and writes not from any postwar apologia and dogma, but instead from his firsthand observations as a young man experiencing war for the first time, extending far beyond what had been imaginable at the time.

His observations of fellow soldiers, commanders, Russian civilians and the battlefields prove poignant and telling. They remain as fresh as when he first wrote some of them down in his travel diary, 'Pensees fugitives et Souvenirs (1941-46)'. Fernand Kaisergruber draws upon his contemporary diaries, those of his comrades and his later work with them while secretary of their postwar veteran's league to present a thoroughly engaging epic. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-73266 Kaminski, Andrzej Antoni POLISH FORCES IN THE WEST 1940-1945: Volume 6 OD Acromy Do Zwyciezcy. Polish text, but English captions.

Oversized 11x8-inch book contains 150+ black and white photos of vehicles and equipment of the 1st Polish Corps in Great Britain. Includes three color pages of unit recognition signs for 1940 and 1941. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2004 KRAKOW, F.H.U. PHANTON SC
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1-73267 Kaminski, Andrzej Antoni POLISH FORCES IN THE WEST 1940-1945: Volume 7 OD Acromy Do Zwyciezcy. Polish text, but English captions.

Oversized 11x8-inch book contains 150+ black and white photos of vehicles and equipment of the 1st Polish Corps in Great Britain. 1 vol, 44 pgs 2004 KRAKOW, F.H.U. PHANTON SC
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1-209340 Kaplan, Phiilip COMBINED ROUND THE CLOCK BOMBING OFFENSIVES: Images of War series In WWII, the most effective fighting units were usually small - submarine crews, infantry platoons, commandos, and bomber crews. Of these it could be said that the men who crewed the bombers caused more damage to the enemy and had a greater impact on the outcome of the conflict than any number of the rest. Most of the aircrews were intelligent, fit, and highly trained volunteers (in the RAF, they all were). Each knew he was essential to the team and knew a mistake by anyone could mean the death of all. Their interdependence was a welding influence.

This library of rare archive photography provides a pictorial history with which to better understand the true extent of Allied operations during the second half of the Second World War, after America had fused its allegiance and the Allied contingent fired itself up for a reactionary attack against Nazi Germany, following a series of defeats and setbacks at their hands during the first half of the war.

First-hand accounts from both American and British bomber pilots feature. An account of the dramatic attack at Peenemunde is included as well as a host of accounts of the 3 December 1943 RAF bombing raid on Berlin. They work to create a real sense of precisely what 'round the clock' actually meant, as these concentrated attacks drained pilots of every ounce of energy they possessed. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-203270 Kaplan, Philip THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN -- LUFTWAFFE BLITZ: Images of War Series German success relied heavily on its air force, the Luftwaffe, dealing with the RAF quickly and efficiently and gaining air superiority over Britain with a series of concentrated bombing attacks throughout the British Isles. Winston Churchill called what followed the Battle of Britain -- fifteen weeks of aerial combats, much happening directly above the towns and villages of England. The threatened invasion never came. Herman Goring's vaunted air force failed to achieve the prerequisites for Sea Lion and Adolf Hitler was forced to call it off.

The Luftwaffe bombing raids on Britain continued, however, into mid-May 1941, resulting in an unprecedented 57-night campaign of horror for the British people.

The airmen of Goring's bomber force, sometimes referred to as 'eagles,' were a unique breed involved in a remarkable experience: a prolonged, dramatic, strategic bombing effort that was met and challenged by a relatively small force of RAF fighter pilots determined to do whatever it took to prevent the enemy invading. The ferocity of fight they put up left the German bomber crews in no doubt about the sort of threat they faced.

The Battle of Britain: Luftwaffe Blitz offers a gripping, graphic view of the routine repeated each day and night, from the summer of 1940 through the following spring, by the German bomber crews bringing their deadly cargoes to Britain.

Through mainly German archival photos, it features images of the airmen on their French bases and in the skies over England; the aircraft they flew, fought and sometimes died in; their leaders; their targets and results; the RAF pilots and aircraft; and the losses. The images, from the Bundesarchiv and other German and British photographic sources, vividly convey a real sense of events as they played out, as do the compelling memories of many on both sides, participants and eyewitnesses to one of the most brutal sustained bombardments of World War II. Contains 150-200 b/w photos. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-204450 Kaplan, Philip NAVAL AVIATION in the Second World War -- Images at War Series The first aircraft carriers made their appearance in the early years of World War I. These first flattops were improvised affairs built on hulls that had been laid down with other purposes in mind, and it was not until the 1920s that the first purpose-built carriers were launched, but no-one was as yet clear about the role of the carriers and they were largely unloved by the 'battleship admirals' who still believed that their great dreadnoughts were the ultimate capital ships.

World War II changed all that. At Taranto, Pearl Harbor, and in the North Atlantic, the carrier, the ugly duckling of the world's navies, proved itself to be the dreadnought nemesis. As the tide of war turned, the fast attack carriers of the US Navy spearheaded the counter-attack in the Pacific while the makeshift escort carriers helped to seal the fate of the German U-boats in the Atlantic. The carrier, and naval aviation, thus emerged into the post-war world as the primary symbol and instrument of sea power; it would play a crucial role in the strategic encirclement of the Soviet Union and enabled western airpower to be rapidly and effectively deployed in areas of conflict as remote as Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and the Gulf.

Kaplan describes the adventure of the young American, British, and Japanese naval aviators in the Second World War. It is an account of their experiences based on archives, diaries, published and unpublished memoirs, and personal interviews with veteran naval airmen of WWII, providing a vivid and often hair-raising picture of the dangers they encountered in combat and of everyday life aboard an aircraft carrier. It considers some of the key aspects of the WWII naval aviators combat career, such as why it was that only a tiny minority of these pilots - those in whom the desire for aerial combat overrode everything - accounted for such a large proportion of the victories.

In the major carrier actions of that conflict, from the Royal Navy's attack on Taranto which crippled the Italian fleet in 1940, to the Japanese carrier-launched surprise attack on U.S. Navy battleships and facilities at Pearl Harbor in 1941, to the carrier battle of Midway in 1942, and the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot of 1944, through the Japanese Kamikaze campaign against the U.S. Carriers in the final stages of the Pacific war, this book takes the reader back to one of the most exciting and significant times in modern history. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-205000 Kaplan, Philip THE FEW: Preparation for the Battle of Britain: Images of War This new addition to the Images of War series is sure to prove welcome, illustrating as it does the preparatory stages of the iconic Battle of Britain. Whilst the country geared up for action, the air forces rallied, readying the high-performance Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire fighters that were to characterize this aerial conflict so dramatically.

The nine-month period that elapsed prior to the German dive-bombing attacks on British shipping in the English Channel (an event that signaled, what Winston Churchill labeled, The Battle of Britain) is the focus of this photographic study. The so-called 'Phoney War' that played out under the leadership of William Maxwell Aitken, the British Minister of Aircraft Production, saw all arms of the Air Force tasked with the job of ensuring that Britain and its forces were prepared for the German challenge that existed on the horizon.

Images of some of the pilots and various aircrews preparing for battle feature alongside shots of Spitfires in waiting, volunteer ambulance crews in readiness and civilians filling sandbags on the beaches of Britain to be used in an effort to protect its buildings. All these images serve to illustrate the times at hand, and the cooperative, resilient spirit of British pilots and civilians during this anticipatory period of uncertainty.

Military enthusiasts and historians of the Second World War will be intrigued by the new insights opened up by these images. All are accompanied by Kaplan's illuminating prose, setting each image within context. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-205170 Kaplan, Philip U-BOAT PREY: Merchant Sailors at War, 1939-1942 - Images Of War During the first stages of the Second World War, all forces were rallied in an attempt to support the Allied effort. With trade and supply routes to Britain suddenly being placed at great risk, a stalwart team of merchant sailors were required to protect vital supplies for the British people, as well as shipping vital army necessities back and forth. The efforts of the sailors involved really can't be overstated.

Despite the fact that they didn't wear uniforms, and few were rewarded with medals or memorials, they were certainly as worthy of the title 'front-line warrior' as the guardsmen and fighter pilots to whom they transported necessary combat supplies. Indeed, many are in agreement that their efforts stood between the might of German forces and the domination of the world. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-209630 Kaplan, Philip MERCHANT SAILORS AT WAR 1943-1945: Beating the U-boat - Images of War Series The Battle of the Atlantic was the dominating factor all through the war. Never for one moment could we forget that everything happening elsewhere, on land, at sea, or in the air, depended ultimately on its outcome. -- Winston Churchill.

150 black and white images.

Featured in this new volume from Philip Kaplan are images of some of the most iconic and important merchant ships of the latter years of the Second World War, along with intriguing shots of the men who sailed and worked on them. The indomitable HMS Sackville, the only surviving corvette of the Second World War, is afforded particularly prominent coverage, alongside a host of lesser-known but equally formidable ships.

The Corvettes (vessels that escorted convoys throughout the war) were amongst the wettest and most uncomfortable of all warships, and their crews were undoubtedly amongst the most heroic. This volume is, in effect, a photo essay on the corvette. Escorting the convoy system of defensive Allied boats in the Atlantic and tasked with preventing merchant ships from being sunk by German submarines and U-boats, the Corvette's job was invaluable.

This history, told in words and images, is sure to appeal to all military and maritime enthusiasts, representing an exciting addition to the established Images of War series. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-204910 Kaplan, Phillip WORLD WAR TWO AT SEA: The Last Battleships - Images of War Series The big-gun battleship served as a symbol of the ultimate power of the world's greatest navies beginning late in the 19th century and continuing into the World War II. Odd title for this book, in which veteran battleship crew members describe their unforgettable experiences, including those of a young officer in a British battleship at Jutland; tales of the loss of the German warship Scharnhorst in the arctic off the North Cape; the combat experience inside a sixteen-inch gun turret aboard an Iowa-class battleship bombarding Iraq during the Gulf War, and the adventures of HMS Warspite in World War II, in the Mediterranean and on her way to the breaker's yard in 1947.

Included too is the story of the great German battleship Bismarck, which sank the pride of the British fleet, the story of HMS Hood, and that of the USS Missouri on whose deck the final surrender document of the Second World War was signed.

The text is combined with a compelling selection of historic images representing the era of the great battleships from the early years through the First and Second World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and the preservation of a handful of these vessels as museum pieces today. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-204920 Kaplan, Phillip ALLIED BOMBING RAIDS: Hitting Back at the Heart of Germany - Images of War Series The pilots and combined bombing forces of the World War II are revered for a host of reasons. Their bravery when cast against the odds, their resilience and determination under fire, and the startling extent of their combined achievements towards the collective end of Allied victory have all been noted and celebrated in a variety of ways since the end of the conflict.

Kaplan adds to this celebratory tradition by drawing together an intriguing collection of wartime archive photography in an attempt to illustrate the early stages of the conflict. Before America joined the war against Nazi Germany, the RAF aircrews (many of which were volunteers) were tasked with responding to a unique set of demands in an attempt to hit back at the destructive heart of the enemy.

The welding influence of a war which saw teams of young pilots teamed aboard a range of imposing bomber aircraft (including the mighty Boeing B-17), fused a collective resolve and determination that would develop yet further throughout the course of the conflict. The images on display here offer a wealth of insight into this dramatic time.

A second release will follow, illustrating the arrival of the Americans and the course of the road to Allied victory. Both are set to appeal widely, to both military and aviation enthusiasts and historians of the period. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-208910 Kaplan, Phillip THE FEW: Fight for the Skies - Images of War series A pictorial history of the Blitz (September 1940 to May 1941) from the perspectives of both RAF and Luftwaffe airmen. Accounts and photographs of some of the most notable participants caught up in the proceedings include: Al Deere, Geoffrey Page, Brian Kingcome, Peter Townsend, Bob Doe, and Ginger Lacey. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-209120 Kaplan, Phillip BATTLESHIPS: WWII Evolution of the Big Guns - Images of War series Beginning with a pictorial essay on battleship construction in the 1930s and 1940s, this new book looks at the various design facets of the last great capital ships of the world's navies. Kaplan offers us a glimpse into those massive American and German navy yards and construction facilities that were put to use during this time, acquainting us with the arenas in which these final examples of battleship technology were laid down, built up, launched, fitted out, commissioned and taken out to sea.

The book roots itself in a period of monumental change within the history of contemporary warfare. With the baton being passed from the battleship community to that of the aircraft carrier, the iconic battleship was gradually superseded by a new and even more threatening weapons system. It was destined to be consigned to the history books, whilst newer, slicker and more efficient fighting machines took precedence. This publication serves as a tribute to a lost legend of naval warfare.

There is a look at some of modern history's most significant battleships, relaying their thrilling stories, defining characteristics and eventual fates. Ships featured include Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Warspite, Tirpitz, and Yamato.

The book is completed with 'Fast and Last', a visit on board the four final examples of battleship technology and design, the last serving battleships USS Iowa, USS New Jersey, USS Wisconsin, and USS Missouri. Their WWII careers are recounted, as are the qualities that made them special. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-86030 Kaplan, Phillip FIGHTER ACES OF THE LUFTWAFFE IN WORLD WAR II 100 b/w photos highlight this look at Gunther Rall Werner Molders, Adolf Galland, Erich Hartman and Johannes Steinhoff. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2007 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-195160 Kaufman, J E, Kaufman, H W, Jankovic-Potocnik, A, and Lang, P MAGINOT LINE, THE: History and Guide The Maginot Line, the complex system of strongpoints constructed between the world wars by the French to protect against attack from Germany, is one of the most famous, extensive and controversial defensive schemes in all military history. It stretched from Belgium to Switzerland, and from Switzerland to the Mediterranean, and it represented the most advanced and ambitious system of static defenses of its time. Yet it failed to deter German aggression or to halt the invasion of France in May 1940.

Much of this historic line -- with its fortresses, artillery positions, tank traps, blockhouses, and concrete bunkers -- has survived and can be visited today. This invaluable handbook, which has been written and compiled by the foremost experts in the field, is a guide to the history of the line and all the major sites concerned.

6.75 x 9.25, inches with 200 illustrations. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2011 UK, Pen & Sword
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1-200380 Keeney, Douglas THE POINTBLANK DIRECTIVE: Three Generals and the Untold Story of the Daring Plan that Saved D-Day Where was the Luftwaffe on D-Day? Following decades of debate, a formerly classified history was restored in 2010 and this book is the result of extensive new research that creates a richly textured portrait of perhaps the last untold story of D-Day: three uniquely talented men and why the German Air Force was unable to mount an effective combat against the invasion forces.

Following a year of unremarkable bombing against German aircraft industries, General Henry H. 'Hap' Arnold, commander of the US Army Air Forces, placed his lifelong friend General Carl A. 'Tooey' Spaatz in command of the strategic bombing forces in Europe, and his protege, General James 'Jimmy' Doolittle, command of the Eighth Air Force in England. For these fellow aviation strategists, he had one set of orders - sweep the skies clean of the Luftwaffe by June 1944. Spaatz and Doolittle couldn't do that but they could clear the skies sufficiently to gain air superiority over the D-Day beaches. The plan was called Pointblank. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-204400 Kelly, Saul WAR & POLITICS IN THE DESERT: Britain and Libya During the Second World War In recent years there has been a renewed interest in the War in the Desert, that epic struggle of the Second World War between Axis (Italian and German) and Allied (principally British Commonwealth) forces for control of North Africa, from 1940 to 1943. The current literature concentrates on the military battles, but war cannot be separated from politics: War and Politics sets out to fill this void by chronicling and analyzing the key political debates.

For the first time, Kelly describes the political background to the future of the Italian colony of Libya, and the tribes, sects and factions dwelling in Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and the Fezzan, and their fundamental importance in the development of Libya towards independence in 1951. A prologue and an epilogue excellently summarize the preceding and following periods to place the story firmly within its historical context. The extensive bibliography is invaluable for those wishing to further their knowledge. With newly drawn maps taken from WWII sources and many black and white and color photographs, some not previously published, this is not only a compelling and intellectually stimulating read but also a vivid one.

The twists and turns of the politics of the war in the desert in War and Politics will be fascinating not only to the participants at the time but to historians and all readers interested in this period or geographical area. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2010 UK, SILPHIUM PRESS
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1-210590 Kent, Ron FIRST IN!: The Airborne Pathfinders - A History of the 21st Independent Parachute Company, 1942-1946 They were volunteers to a man. These were the airborne troops who dropped into enemy territory ahead of any others, pinpointing the Drop Zone by means of a radio marker. They would then prepare the ground for the main forces that would follow. Once they had marked out the Drop Zones, they then had to defend them, whatever the odds.

The volunteers had to pass exacting physical and psychological tests before they could join this elite force. These were the men of the 21st Independent Parachute Company, which was part of the Parachute Regiment, and this is their story, told by one of that unique band, then Sergeant, Ron Kent.

The 21st Independent Parachute Company operated in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Norway, France, as well as the largest airborne operation ever mounted, Market Garden. In compiling this account of the 'Pathfinders', Ron Kent contacted survivors of his company to provide the first comprehensive history of a unit. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-206390 Kershaw, Robert A STREET IN ARNHEM: The Agony of Occupation and Liberation This focuses on the experiences of Dutch civilians and British and German soldiers in one street while fighting to survive at the heart of one of the most intense battles of World War II. He tells the story from the perspective of what could be seen or heard from the Utrechtseweg, a road that runs seven kilometers from the Arnhem railway station west to Oosterbeek.

This stretch of road saw virtually every major event during the fighting for Arnhem during September 1944. The story is about the disintegration of a wealthy Dutch suburb caught unexpectedly in the war it had escaped for so long. The book charts the steady destruction of an exclusive rural community, where wealthy Dutch holiday-makers had relaxed before the war.

The destruction of this pretty village is charted through the eyes of British, Polish and German soldiers fighting amid its confused and horrified inhabitants. It portrays a collage of human experiences, sights, sounds, visceral fears, and emotion as ordinary people seek to cope when their street is so suddenly and unexpectedly overwhelmed in a savage battle using the most deadly weapons of the day.

Many original Dutch, German and English accounts have been unearthed through interviews, diary accounts, and letters, as well as post-combat reports charting the same incidents from both sides. The story is told as a docudrama following the fortunes of participants within a gripping narrative format. Holland had not witnessed conflict since the Napoleonic wars. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2014 US, CASEMATE
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2-54510 Kershaw, Robert IT NEVER SNOWS IN SEPTEMBER The German view of operation Market-Garden and the battle of Arnhem 1944, well written & documented account of the retreat across France & the battles around Arnhem, b/w maps/photos, o/b's, appendices 1 vol, 364 pgs 2004 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHIBNG
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1-84081 Keyer, Stephen and Sposito, Marlo BALKANS ON FIRE: The War in Greece 1940-1941 8.5x11, 9 historical scenarios which can be used with all the present WWII Rule Sets from 'ARC OF FIRE to SPEARHEAD', includes Greek, Italian, German and Commonwealth forces. 1 vol, 52 pgs 2006 US, TREADHEAD GAMES
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1-205080 Kindler, Werner OBEDIENT UNTO DEATH: A Panzer-Grenadier of the Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler Between 1941 and 1944 Waffen-SS Oberscharfuhrer (Sergeant) Werner Kindler took part in 84 days of close combat, qualifying him for the Close Combat Clasp in Gold, the Third Reich's highest decoration for a frontline soldier. He was also awarded the German Cross in Gold, the Iron Cross First and Second Class and the Wound Badge in Gold.

Drafted into the SS-Totenkopf in 1939, he served with a motorized unit in Poland, and in May 1941 was selected for the Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler, with which he fought in the invasion of the Soviet Union. His unit converted to a Panzer Grenadier formation in 1942, and Kindler went on to fight at Kharkov and Kursk on the Eastern Front, and later in Belgium and France in 1944, where he was present at the infamous Malmedy massacre. At the end of the war, he was the last man of the Leibstandarte-SS to surrender to the Americans. This is one of the most dramatic first-hand accounts to come out of the World War II. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2014 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-193020 Kinzey, Bert Attack on Pearl Harbor: Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant Kinzey. Covering all of the major aspects of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, this book is written to appeal both the layman, seeking an understanding on the 'Day of Infamy', and the enthusiast who wishes to learn much more. Includes photos with detailed captions, extensive artwork, tables and text combined to make a comprehensive yet very affordable reference on one of the most important dates in world history.

Provides illustrations of Japanese aircraft used in the attack, American Army and Navy aircraft over Oahu during the attack, information on each of the six aircraft carriers used by the Japanese, numbers and types of aircraft flown, armament carried, carrier assignments, unit assignments, targets assignments, how the torpedo and bombing attacks were carried out, American ships present in or near Pearl during the attack, Navy damage reports, and a look at the Special Attack Unit of five midget submarines. Illustrated with 145 photographs, 46 illustrations, 6 maps and 8 data tables. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2010 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-193950 Kirchubel, Robert Hitler's Panzer Armies on the Eastern Front Using German sources, including many first-hand accounts seen for the first time in English, the author reconstructs the operations of the panzer armies from the launch of Operation Barbarossa in 1941 to the German collapse in May 1945. He gives a graphic insight into the organization, tactics, fighting methods, and morale of the Wehrmacht at the height of its powers and as it struggled to defend the Reich.

Robert Kirchubel recently retired from the US Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving in Armor Officer positions ranging from tank platoon leader to acting commander of a mechanized brigade. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-202640 Kirchubel, Robert OPERATION BARBAROSSA: The German Invasion of Soviet Russia When Hitler ordered the start of Operation Barbarossa, millions of German soldiers flooded into Russia, believing that their rapid blitzkrieg tactics would result in the an easy victory similar to the ones enjoyed by the Wehrmacht over Poland and France. But the huge human resources at the disposal of the Soviet Union, and the significant distances and overstretched supply lines that the Germans had to overcome, saw the seemingly invincible armored spearheads start to slow.

Finally, in sight of Moscow, the German invasion ground to a halt. Hitler's dreams of a quick victory were shattered and the ensuing war of attrition was to bleed Germany white, robbing her of manpower and equipment in one of the bloodiest episodes in human history.

Fully illustrated with unique Osprey artwork, new maps, and contemporary photographs, Operation Barbarossa tells the story of one of the definitive campaigns of World War II and examines how the failure of the invasion contributed to the final defeat of Nazi Germany. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-210300 Kirchubel, Robert ATLAS OF THE EASTERN FRONT: 1941-45 The Eastern Front was the most significant theater of World War II. Here the bulk of the Wehrmacht was committed and eventually shattered by the Red Army in a campaign of unmatched intensity. From Operation Barbarossa in 1941 through to the final fall of Berlin in 1945, German and Soviet soldiers fought across the breadth and depth of the Eastern Front, a staggering 1,600 miles, from the Arctic north through the dense forests and marshes of Belorussia, over the broad Ukraine and arid steppe to the rugged mountains of the Caucasus.

The 128 detailed pieces of cartography in this impressive atlas help to explain the fighting and physical challenges faced by Axis and Soviet forces alike. The complex combat and movement, thrust and parry, brilliance and folly are all explained by these maps and their accompanying text, providing clear historical and geographical understanding of the brutal and titanic conflict. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-54950 Kliment, Charles K. and Nakladal, Bretislav GERMANY'S FIRST ALLY 8.5x11, the Armed Forces of the Slovak State 1939-1945, from 1939 and the invasion of Poland untilthe Uprising in 1944 the Slovak Army fought forthe 3rd Reich, many b/w photos, 24 pgs of color. 1 vol, 205 pgs 1998 ATGLEN, SHIFFER PUBLISH'G
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1-195760 Knox, McGregor HITLER'S ITALIAN ALLIES: Royal Armed Forces, Fascist Regime, and the War of 1940-1943 This book explains why the Italian armed forces and Fascist regime were so remarkably ineffectual at an activity -- war -- that was central to their existence. Italy's economic fragility, Mussolini's strategic-ideological fantasies, and Hitler's failure in the wider war made Italy's ruin inevitable, but did not determine its peculiarly undignified character.

Hitler's Italian Allies demonstrates the extent to which Italian military culture -- a concept with applications far beyond Fascist Italy -- made humiliation inescapable. It offers a striking portrait of a military and industrial establishment largely unable to imagine modern war and of a regime that failed miserably in mobilizing the nation's resources. Above all, it explains why the armed forces, despite the distinguished performance of a few elite units, dissolved prematurely and almost without resistance. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2011 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-205900 Korthnhaus, Werner THE COMBAT HISTORY OF THE 21st PANZER DIVISION 1943-45 For years, one of the most essential sources for study of the Normandy invasion was known only to a select few and nearly unobtainable even to those who knew of its existence. It has never before been translated. None of the major English language histories of the Normandy Invasion refer to it, even though it is the history of the only German armored division that was in place in the Caen area at the moment of the invasion. It reveals key facts that are missing elsewhere.

At long last, Werner Kortenhaus' history of the 21st Panzer Division has been published in English. Kortenhaus's account of the division's subsequent commitment, in the Lorraine - Saar Region - Alsace area provides intriguing detail on this little known sector as the southern wing of Patton's 3rd Army strove for the Upper Rhine area of Germany. The last section follows the division after its hasty transfer to the Oder Front, facing the final Russian onslaught on Berlin. 126 b/w photos, 13 diagrams/charts, 30 maps.

In revising and updating his account, originally released in two massive typed volumes, 'Die Schlalcht um Caen, 1944, Caumont, Falaise Seine, der Einsatz der 21. Panzer Division' in 1989 and 'Lothringen Elsass, der Ostfront, der Einsatz der 21. Panzer Division' in 1990, Werner Kortenhaus has exhaustively researched all available sources in German, French and English to supplement his own experiences and those of his fellows and the many individuals whom he interviewed.

The result is a seamless account of the Normandy invasion in the British sector from the German viewpoint that sheds new light on many controversial issues. The account continues, following the division and surrounding events during the retreat to the Seine and the division's later commitment in Alsace - Lorraine and, finally, on the Oder Front against the Soviet Union, and its eventual demise in the horrors of the Halbe pocket.

The account is not restricted to the history of the 21st Panzer Division, but includes detailed analysis and exposition of actions of adjoining divisions and of the larger picture, from the German viewpoint. 1 vol, 381 pgs 2014 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-980060 Koskodan, Kenneth K. NO GREATER ALLY: The Untold Story of Poland's Force A comprehensive overview of Poland's participation in WWII. Full of previously unpublished first-hand accounts and rare photos. Chapter notes, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-198140 Kurowski, Franz U-48: The Most Successful U-Boat of the Second World War Following the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, Germany was not permitted to build or operate submarines. However clandestine training onboard Finnish and Spanish submarines took place and U-boats were still built to German designs in Dutch yards.

At the outset of the Second World War, Donitz argued for a 300-strong U-boat fleet, since his force of 57 U-boats 'could only inflict pin-pricks against British seaborne trade'. In August 1939, U-48 left Germany, commanded by 'Vaddi' Schultze, to take up a waiting position around England.

It scored its first success on 5 September, when it torpedoed the British freighter Royal Sceptre, then the Winkleigh on 8 September. On both occasions - the first of many - Schultze showed himself to be a notable humanitarian: he addressed signals to Churchill giving positions of the sinkings so that crews could be saved.

By 1 August 1941, U-48, the most successful boat of the Second World War, had sunk 56 merchant ships of 322,478 gross tons and one corvette. She was then transferred to the Baltic as a training boat. Schultze became commander of operation 3 U-Flotilla and later was appointed commander, II/Naval College Schleswig. He died in 1987 at the age of 78. U-48 was scuttled on 3 May 1945. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2012 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-47130 Kurowski, Franz DEADLOCK BEFORE MOSCOW:Army Group Center:1942-1943 Highly detailed study of Army Group Center during the 1942-43 Soviet campaigns and the defensive battles that ensued, appendices, biblio. 1 vol, 412 pgs 1997 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER PUBLIS'G
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1-71682 Kurowski, Franz INFANTERIE ACES 2 This book is a recollection of German Soldiers from the ranks who performed deeds, either alone or with comrades, that decided the outcome of a battle. Includes 160 b/w photos/maps. 1 vol, 494 pgs 2006 CANADA, J.J. FEDOROWICZ
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1-200150 Kush, Linda THE RICE PADDY NAVY: U.S. Sailors Undercover in China After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy knew it would need vital information from the Pacific. After a meeting and a handshake agreement with Chiang Kai-shek, the Sino-American Cooperative Organization was born. This top-secret network worked hand in hand with the Nationalist Chinese to fight the Japanese occupation of China while it intercepted Japanese code, laid mines, and trained Chinese peasants in guerrilla warfare. Its work supplied critical information to the US and contributed to the felling of more than 70,000 Japanese - while losing only five of their own men. SACO - 'the rice paddy navy' - was one of the best-kept secrets of the war. Linda Kush uncovers the military accomplishments and political wrangling that colored one of the most successful - and little known - efforts of World War II.
1 vol, 304 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-201560 Lamotte, Bertrand de LA TRACTION AVANT CITROEN - Sous l'uniforme Built in 1934, Andre Citroen's legendary car had a rich and stunning career due to the events which plunged the world into war five years later. Thousands of them joined the French Army during the Phoney War then went through the trials and tribulations of war.

Very much in spite of itself, the 'Traction' (front wheel drive) changed sides and the Germans, who had a particular taste for it, used them all throughout Europe. By the end of 1942 it was once again serving under French colors, this time engaged successfully in the Tunisian Campaign, appearing there in strange armored versions. Then it was the Liberation of France, the time of the Maquis, white stars and the three letters FFI which proliferated all over the bodywork. Citroen's marvel became one of the symbols of France's rebirth.

A complete visual epic using exceptional documentation: 250 period photos, plus more than 25 color profiles showing authentic military markings. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2013 FRANCE, HISTOIRE AND COLLECTIONS
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1-207800 Larsson, Lars HITLER'S SWEDES: A History of the Swedish Volunteers in the Waffen SS Sweden was neutral during WWII, but thousands of Swedes wanted to participate in the war -- the largest group was in Finland, where over 10,000 Swedes applied to fight against the Red Army. Another much smaller group of some 180-200 men, which saw action against the Soviets, enlisted as SS volunteers.

While the Danish and Norwegian SS volunteers are fairly well known today, their Swedish counterparts remain more unknown. Still, they saw action on both the Eastern Front and NW Europe, and participated in some of the bloodiest clashes: the initial stages of Operation Barbarossa, the winter of 1941/42, the battles of Kursk, Arnhem, Normandy, Narva, the Warsaw uprising, the Cherkassy and Kurland pockets and, finally, the end in Berlin.

Compared to many other groups of volunteers, there was never an official recruitment drive in Sweden. Those who wanted to recruit themselves often had to make their way to the occupied countries -- a fact that makes those Swedes who joined the SS volunteers in the truest sense.

As such, this book is as much a history about the units, which the Swedes served in, as it is a story about the individuals themselves. It also asks, who were they? What motivated them? What did they experience and how did their service end? Includes: 160 b/w photos and color maps. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2015 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-209640 Lawrence, Christopher KURSK: The Battle of Prokhorovka LIMITED EDITION. LIMITED COPIES. This major work represents 20 years of research and is akin to those magnificent US Army Green books. It began as part of a US Army-funded research project and then became an extended book project. 9.5x11.5

The research began in the 1990s, after the Soviet Union had fallen, when The Dupuy Institute was able to gain access to the Russian military archives. Draws upon both the German and Russian archival records, as opposed to the sometimes distorted narratives and legends that have grown up over the battle, and compares and contrasts those records with the stories and interviews collected from veterans. Covers the entire range of fighting: strategic decisions, operational art, tactics, and personal stories. Offers a detailed description, quantitative analysis, and personal description of the battle as well as accounts from over 100 German and Russian participants.

Approximately six-inches thick and weighing in at 11.5 pounds. Premium white paper, deluxe, heavy cloth boards, deluxe sewn binding, top grade linen paper, top grade photo paper for maps and photos, heavy glossy dust jacket.

The book includes: 29 fold-out maps, 94 maps in the text, 41 charts, graphs and diagrams, 166 tables, 194 statistical sheets covering each engagement, 100 separate sidebars of discussion, 66 German and Soviet commander biographies, and four photo sections with 289 photos drawn from both German and Soviet sources.

The Battle of Kursk was the largest armor battle in history. On 5 July 1943, three German panzer corps, under command of German General Erich von Manstein, tore into the Soviet fortified defenses south of Kursk. Driving back the Soviet Voronezh Front's desperate defense, under command of Soviet General Nikolai Vatutin and future Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev, the fight culminated in the famous tank battle at Prokhorovka.

This book focuses on the German offensive in the south of the Kursk salient that was the high point of the Battle of Kursk. It addresses all units that fought in the battle, not just the Panther and Tiger tanks, not just the SS, and not just the tank-busting Stukas. 1 vol, 1700 pgs 2015 US, Aberdeen Bookstore
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1-203360 Le Cocq, Laurent and Dennis Oliver CASE YELLOW: German Armour in the Invasion of France 1940 Packed with information, this book includes 13 pages of full color artwork and we are very happy to welcome on board the exceptionally talented Laurent Le Cocq who, with Dennis Oliver, created the illustrations which depict almost 40 different early war vehicles including Pz I, Pz II, Pz III, Pz IV and Pz 38(t) tanks and self-propelled guns as well as the first StuGs to see action.

There are also many black and white archive photographs, some taken from the author's personal collection which have never before reproduced before. In addition there are campaign maps, tables of organization, vehicle allocation charts and a breakdown of each Panzer division involved in the momentous event. 1 vol, 40 pgs 2013 AUSTRALIA, FIREFLY BOOKS
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1-207460 Le Tissier, Tony SOVIET CONQUEST: Berlin 1945 How did top Red Army commanders see the assault on Berlin in 1945 - what was their experience of the last, terrible battle of the Second World War in Europe? Personal accounts by the most famous generals involved - Zhukov, Koniev and Chuikov - have been published in English, but the recollections of their principal subordinates haven't been available in the west before, and it is their role in the final Soviet offensive that is the focus of Tony Le Tissier's fascinating book.

These were the officers who were responsible for the execution of the Red Army's plan for the assault, in immediate touch with the troops on the front line of the advance. They saw most clearly where the operation succeeded and where it failed. Their recollections, publication of which was long banned in the Soviet Union, throw a new light on the course of battle and on the inner workings of the Red Army command in the final phase of the conflict. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-96500 Lefevre, Eric PANZERS IN NORMANDY THEN AND NOW Unique book, oversize, many maps, photos, o/b's ofall Panzer regiments, TOEs. Excellent book. 1 vol, 212 pgs 1983 LONDON, AFTER THE BATTLE
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1-192970 Lemay, Benoit Erich Von Manstein: Hitler's Master Strategist Though an undoubtedly brilliant military leader - whose achievements, considering the forces at his disposal, cast those of Patton, Rommel, MacArthur, and Montgomery in the pale - surprisingly little is known about Manstein himself, save for his own memoir and the accolades of his contemporaries. In this new book from Casemate, we finally have a full portrait of the man, including his campaigns, and an analysis of what precisely kept a genius such as Manstein harnessed to such a dark cause.

To many close students of World War II, von Manstein is already considered to be the greatest commander of the war, if not the entire 20th century. He devised the plan that conquered France in 1940, thence led an infantry corps in that campaign; at the head of a panzer corps he reached the gates of Leningrad in 1941, then took command of 11th Army and conquered Sevastopol and the Crimea. After destroying another Soviet army in the north, he was given command of the ad hoc Army Group Don to retrieve the German calamity at Stalingrad, whereupon he launched a counteroffensive that, against all odds, restored the German front. Afterward he commanded Army Group South, nearly crushing the Soviets at Kursk, and then skillfully resisted their relentless attacks, as he traded territory for coherence in the East.

A great military figure, but a man who lacked a razor-sharp political sense, Manstein was very much representative of the Germano-Prussian military caste of his time. Though Hitler was uneasy about the influence he had gained throughout the German Army, Manstein ultimately declined to join any clandestine plots against his Fuhrer, believing they would simply cause chaos, the one thing he abhorred. Even though he constantly opposed Hitler on operational details, he considered it a point of loyalty to simply stand with the German state, in whatever form.

Illustrated throughout. 1 vol, 528 pgs 2010 US, CASEMATE
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2-18090 Lenton, H.T. WW2 FACT FILES:AMERICAN GUNBOATS & MINESWEEPERS Each study in this series provides technical data on weapons, b/w illust & line drawings. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1974 NY, ARCO PUBLISHING
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1-23050 Lenton, H.T. GERMAN SUBMARINES: VOL #1 and 2 Part of the Navies of the Second World War series. 2 vol, 254 pgs 1965 GARDEN CITY, DOUBLEDAY CO
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1-46110 Lenton, J.R. AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE IN THE PACIFIC:Gilbert Islands Brief but comprehensive account of the land battle -- a most comprehensive o/b, b/w sketch maps. 1 vol, 41 pgs 1994 UK, RAIDER BOOKS
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1-78190 Lepagem Jean-Denis WESTWALL:The Siegfried Line 1939-1945 8.5x11, heavily illustrated with numerous b/w drawings of the exterior and interior of every standard bunker and pillbox; must have for building authentic models for dioramas or gaming table. 1 vol, 94 pgs 2004 US, NAFZIGER COLLLECTION
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1-211210 Linderman, A.R.B. REDISCOVERING IRREGULAR WARFARE: Colin Gubbins and the Origins of Britain's Special Operations Executive Profile of British officer Colin Gubbins and Britain's WWII Special Operations Executive (SOE), which conducted sabotage campaigns and supported resistance movements in Axis-occupied Europe and Asia. Part biography, part intellectual, and organizational history, this maps the evolution of the SOE from its origins to its doctrine to its becoming a critical institution.

Gubbin wrote two booklets based on his accumulated knowledge of irregular operations gleaned from the insights of colleagues who had served with him and in Iraq, as well as what he learned from the Second Anglo-Boer War, the Arab Revolt led by T. E. Lawrence, the German guerrilla war in East Africa, the revolt in Palestine between the world wars, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second Sino-Japanese War. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-191140 Lodieu, Didier DYING FOR ST.LO:Hedgerow Hell, July 1944 From 5 to 20 July 1944 American forces ran into fierce resistance around around the town of Saint-Lo. Lots of color and b/w illust/photos/drawings. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2007 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-886203 Lodieu, Didier Normandy '44 Operation Goodwood From July 18 - 20, 1944, British & Canadian forces launched Operation Goodwood in order to capture Caen. The book follows the British 11th Armored Division. B/w & color illust, photos, maps etc. Excellent photos, but English text needs work. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2008 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-89090 Lodieu, Didier III PZ KORPS AT KURSK 1943 Oversized 9x12-inch book, the first in a new series devoted to German armored formations in WWII, contains many unpublished photo and memoirs along with color profiles of the AFVs. Biblio, index. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2007 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-202750 Lopukhovsky, Lev VIAZ'MA CATASTROPHE 1941, THE: The Red Army's Disastrous Stand Against Operation Typhoon This book describes one of the most terrible tragedies of the Second World War and the events preceding it. The horrible miscalculations made by the Stavka of the Soviet Supreme High Command and the Front commands led in October 1941 to the deaths and imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of their own people. Until recently, the magnitude of the defeats suffered by the Red Army at Viaz'ma and Briansk were simply kept hushed up. For the first time, a full picture of the combat operations that led to this tragedy is laid out in detail, using previously unknown or little-used documents.

The author was driven to write this book after his long years of fruitless search to learn what happened to his father Colonel N.I. Lopukhovsky, the commander of the 120th Howitzer Artillery Regiment, who disappeared together with his unit in the maelstrom of Operation Typhoon. He became determined to break the official silence surrounding the military disaster on the approaches to Moscow in the autumn of 1941.

In the present edition, the author additionally introduces documents from German military archives, which will doubtlessly interest not only scholars, but also students of the Eastern Front of the Second World War. Lopukhovsky substantiates his position on the matter of the true extent of the losses of the Red Army in men and equipment, which greatly exceeded the official data.

In the Epilogue, he briefly discusses the searches he has conducted with the aim of revealing the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Soviet soldiers, who to this point have been listed among the missing-in-action - including his own father. Includes 69 b/w photos, tables, and 19 color maps. 1 vol, 576 pgs 2013 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-198990 Loza, Dimitry FIGHTING FOR THE SOVIET MOTHERLAND - Recollections from the Eastern Front Details of the WWII struggle between the Soviet forces and the Axis powers can now be seen through the efforts of veterans such as Colonel Dmitriy Loza. Loza draws on his own experiences and those of acquaintances to illustrate particular problems, combat situations, and the functioning of the Soviet Army in its struggle with the German and Japanese armies. B/w maps and illust, appendices, and index. 1 vol, 271 pgs 1998 US, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS
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2-49530 Loza, Dimitry COMMANDING THE RED ARMY'S SHERMAN TANKS Hero of the Soviet Union Dmitriy Loza has carefully crafted his World War II experiences with U.S.-provided Sherman tanks into a highly readable memoir. Between the fall of 1943 and August 1945, Loza fought in the Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Austria. He commanded a tank battalion during much of this period and had three Shermans shot out from under him. Loza's unit participated in such well-known combat actions as the Korsun-Shevchenkovskiy Operation, the Jassy-Kishenev Operation, and the battles for Budapest, Vienna, and Prague. Following the German surrender, Loza's unit was sent to Mongolia, where it participated in the arduous trek across the Gobi Desert to attack the Japanese Kwantung Army in Manchuria.
This is the first available detailed examination of the Red Army's exploitation of U.S. war materiel during World War II and one of the first genuine memoirs available from the Russian front. Loza also provides firsthand testimony on tactical command decisions, group objectives and how they were accomplished, and Soviet use of combat equipment and intelligence. Only after the collapse of the USSR and concomitant relaxing of prohibitions against publication of materials related to the Lend-Lease Program there could this account be made available.


1 vol, 173 pgs 1997 US, UNIV OF NEBRASKA PRES
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1-198890 Lubbeck, Wehrmacht Captain William At Leningrad's Gates - The Combat Memoirs of a Soldier with Army Group North This is the remarkable story of a German soldier who fought throughout World War II, rising from conscript private to captain of a heavy weapons company on the Eastern Front.

William Lubbeck, age 19, was drafted into the Wehrmacht in August 1939. As a member of the 58th Infantry Division, he received his baptism of fire during the 1940 invasion of France. The following spring his division served on the left flank of Army Group North in Operation Barbarossa. After grueling marches admidst countless Russian bodies, burnt-out vehicles, and a great number of cheering Baltic civilians, Lubbeck's unit entered the outskirts of Leningrad, making the deepest penetration of any German formation.

The Germans suffered brutal hardships the following winter as they fought both Russian counterattacks and the brutal cold. The 58th Division was thrown back and forth across the front of Army Group North, from Novgorod to Demyansk, at one point fighting back Russian attacks on the ice of Lake Ilmen. Returning to the outskirts of Leningrad, the 58th was placed in support of the Spanish 'Blue' Division. Relations between the allied formations soured at one point when the Spaniards used a Russian bath house for target practice, not realizing that Germans were relaxing inside.

A soldier who preferred to be close to the action, Lubbeck served as forward observer for his company, dueling with Russian snipers, partisans and full-scale assaults alike. His worries were not confined to his own safety, however, as news arrived of disasters in Germany, including the destruction of Hamburg where his girlfriend served as an Army nurse.

In September 1943, Lubbeck earned the Iron Cross First Class and was assigned to officers' training school in Dresden. By the time he returned to Russia, Army Group North was in full-scale retreat. Now commanding his former heavy weapons company, Lubbeck alternated sharp counterattacks with inexorable withdrawal, from Riga to Memel on the Baltic. In April 1945 Lubbeck's company became stalled in a traffic jam and was nearly obliterated by a Russian barrage followed by air attacks.

In the last chaotic scramble from East Prussia, Lubbeck was able to evacuate on a newly minted German destroyer. He recounts how the ship arrived in the British zone off Denmark with all guns blazing against pursuing Russians. The following morning, May 8, 1945, he learned that the war was over.

After his release from British captivity, Lubbeck married his sweetheart, Anneliese, and in 1949 immigrated to the United States where he raised a successful family. With the assistance of David B. Hurt, he has drawn on his wartime notes and letters, Soldatbuch, regimental history and personal memories to recount his four years of frontline experience. Containing rare firsthand accounts of both triumph and disaster, At Leningrad's Gates provides a fascinating glimpse into the reality of combat on the Eastern Front.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2006 US, CASEMATE
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1-204880 Lucas, James KOMMANDO: German Special Forces of World War Two This gripping book tells the remarkable story of Germany's Special Forces - military, naval and aerial - during the Second World War. Although capable of stunning achievements against all the odds, the absence of proper coordination and planning resulted in a lost opportunity for Germany. Units were raised ad hoc, as an increasingly desperate response to Germany's ever-weakening position and the growing strength of the Allies.

At sea, flotillas of manned torpedoes and explosive motor boats were introduced. In the air, the world's first operational jet planes were grouped into special squadrons in an effort to cripple the US air offensive. On the ground, battalions of over-age men set out on foot or on bicycles towards Berlin to protect the city from the Soviet Army's tank armadas. In other parts of Germany the Werewolf was recruiting and training young people to carry out partisan warfare. Then there were the children of the Hitler Youth, some not even in their teens, who committed acts of sabotage against military installations and attacked British and Americans soldiers.

Packed with useful detail and incisive analysis, this is one of the fullest and most accessible accounts of Germany's Special Forces and their efforts to stave off impending military defeat. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2014 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-201620 Lunde, Henrik HITLER'S WAVE BREAKER CONCEPT: An Analysis of the German End Game in the Baltic Among the many controversies of World War II, prominent is the debate over Germany's strategy in the north of the Soviet Union, as the tide of war turned, and gigantic Russian armies began to close in on Berlin. In this long-awaited work, Henrik Lunde-former U.S. Special Forces officer and author of renowned previous works on the campaigns in Norway and Finland-turns his sights to the withdrawal of Army Group North.

Providing cool-headed analysis to the problem, the author first acknowledges that Hitler-often accused of holding onto ground for the sake of it-had valid reasons in this instance to maintain control of the Baltic coast. Without it, his supply of iron ore from Sweden would have been cut off, German naval (U-boat) bases would have been compromised, and an entire simpatico area of Europe-including East Prussia-would have been forsaken. On the other hand, Germany's maintaining control of the Baltic would have meant convenient supply for forces on the coast-or evacuation if necessary-and perhaps most important, remaining German defensive pockets behind the Soviets' main drive to Europe would tie down disproportionate offensive forces. Stalwart German forces remaining on the coast and on their flank could break the Soviet tidal wave.

However, unlike during today's military planning, the German high command, in a situation that changed by the month, had to make quick decisions and gamble, with the fate of hundreds of thousands of troops and the entire nation at stake on quickly decided throws of their dice.

As Henrik Lunde carefully details in this work, Hitler guessed wrong. By leaving four entire battle-hardened armies in isolation along the Baltic, the Soviets pulling up to the Oder River encountered weaker opposition than they had a right to expect. Having economic (or aid) resources of their own, they cared little for Hitler's own supply line and instead simply lunged at his center of power: Berlin. Once that was taken the remaining German pockets could be wiped out. The Germans deprived themselves of many of their strongest forces when they most needed them, and the climactic battle for their capital took place.

In this book, both combats and strategy are described in the final stages of the fighting in the Northern Theater, with Lunde's even-handed analysis of the campaign a reward to every student of World War II. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2012
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1-190190 Lunde, Henrik O. HITLER'S PREEMPTIVE WAR:The Battle for Norway 1940 A thorough examination of one of WWII's campaigns. The Germans lost the 'sea battle' but the British and French were beaten in the 'land and air' battles. B/w illust/maps, biblio, index. This is an excellent work, reads well, and can be appreciated by buffs and newbies, both. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2009 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-209990 Lunteren BLOCKING KAMPFGRUPPEN PEIPER: The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Battle of the Bulge This a superb book for generating scenarios for wargaming WWII. Excellent situation maps.

In December 1944 an enormous German army group crashed through the thin American line in the Ardennes forest. Caught by surprise, the Allies were initially only able to throw two divisions of paratroopers to buttress the collapse-the 82nd Airborne, which was rushed to the area of St. Vith, and the 101st, which was trucked to Bastogne.

After their successful campaign in Holland, Colonel Reuben Tucker's elite 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment was resting and refitting in France when news came of the German breakthrough. Most dangerous to the Allies was the German spearhead of the 1st SS Panzer Division led by Jochen Peiper, which aimed to sever the Allied front. The 504th was committed to block the SS advance, and within 48 hours of their arrival Colonel Tucker's paratroopers were attacking the SS-Panzergrenadiers of Peiper's battlegroup, eventually forcing them to withdraw.

More ferocious fighting ensued as follow-up German units forced a US retreat from St. Vith. In adverse weather conditions against the German 9th SS Panzer and 3rd Fallschirmjager Divisions, the 504th lived up to it's regimental motto -- Strike and Hold. Although some rifle companies were whittled down to less than 50 paratroopers, the Americans doggedly fought on until victory was achieved.

Moving quotations of letters to the next-of-kin provide insight into the impact of their deaths both on the battlefield and homefront.

In this work Van Lunteren provides a fascinating, close-in view of the 504th PIR during the Battle of the Bulge as well as its gallant sacrifice. Using never before published diaries, letters, battle reports and interviews with over 100 veterans, a comprehensive account is painted of a triumphant US regiment in one of the fiercest fought campaigns in the history of the US Army. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-204640 Luto, James FIGHTING WITH THE FOURTEENTH ARMY IN BURMA: Original War Summaries of the Battle Against Japan 1943-1945 The Fourteenth Army was not only the largest of the Commonwealth armies but was also the largest single army in the world with around half a million men under its command. Operating in the most inhospitable terrain, it drove the previously undefeated Japanese Army from the Indian border and out of Burma in an unrelenting offensive.

The Fourteenth Army, often referred to as the 'Forgotten Army,' was composed of 13 divisions from East and West Africa as well as Britain and India. After the defeat of the Japanese, these divisions compiled a summary of its actions and it is these unique documents that form the basis of this new book.

Presented here together then for the first time is the story of war against the Japanese as told by each of the divisions that fought in that bitter conflict - the original and authentic accounts untouched by the pens of historians.

These accounts can never be supplanted and will be an invaluable source of information for generations to come. It will also help the many millions of relatives of those men that fought with the Fourteenth Army understand the complex campaign of 1943-1945.

Includes citations for those actions which saw the award of the Victoria Cross and detailed Orders of Battle throughout the Fourteenth Army's existence to make this the most detailed study of its kind. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2014 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-197300 Lyman, Robert JAPAN'S LAST BID FOR VICTORY: The Invasion of India, 1944 Original documents, published works, and personal accounts to weave together an enthralling account of some of the bitterest fighting of WWII in Burma and Kohima and Imphal in 1944. Not only does Lyman use British sources for his research but he has also included material from the Naga tribes of north-east India, on whose land these battles were fought, and from Japanese accounts, including interviews with Japanese veterans of the fighting. Thus he has been able to produce what is arguably the most balanced history of the battles that were pivotal in ending the Japanese empire.

32 b/w illust and 10 maps. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2011 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-81220 Macksey, Kenneth ROMMEL: BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS Lavishly illustrated with maps and b/w photos 1 vol, 223 pgs 1979 CANADA, NELSON & SONS LTD
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1-75200 Macksey, Major Kenneth INVASION:The German Invasion of England-July 1940 A 'what if' book, written like it happened. Manysituation maps, index, biblio, lists of equipmentand units, rreat for devising senarios. 1 vol, 223 pgs 2001 UK, WREN'S PARK PUBLISH'G
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1-213720 Mann, Chris and Jorgensen, Christer HITLER'S ARCTIC WAR: The German Campaigns in Norway, Finland and the USSR 1940-1945 This is a study of the campaign waged by the Germans on the northern periphery of Europe between 1940 and 1945.

As Hitler's Arctic War makes clear, the emphasis was on small-unit actions, with soldiers carrying everything they needed - food, ammunition and medical supplies - on their backs. The terrain placed limitations on the use of tanks and heavy artillery, while lack of airfields restricted the employment of aircraft.

Hitler's Arctic War also includes a chapter on the campaign fought by Luftwaffe aircraft and Kriegsmarine ships and submarines against the Allied convoys supplying the Soviet Union with aid. However, Wehrmacht resources committed to Norway and Finland were ultimately an unnecessary drain on the German war effort. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-81880 Margry, Karel editor OPERATION MARKET-GARDEN THEN AND NOW, THE Airborne operation of 1944 gets a modern day photographic look 2 vol, 736 pgs 2005 UK, AFTER THE BATTLE
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1-195140 Marie, Henri VILLERS BOCAGE: Normandie 1944 Henri Marie returns to the subject of Villers Bocage with new insights and documentation. A complementary study by a Panzer specialist Wolfgang Schneider makes it possible to verify Michael Wittman's real motives in contrast to what German propaganda claimed.

This is a controversial yet definitive work on the famous battle between 7th Armoured Division and the s.SS-Pz. Abt. 101, integrating photos from the time with those taken today.

Full color throughout. 8.5x12 inches. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2011 France, Heimdal
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1-204890 Marriott, Leo and Forty, Simon THE NORMANDY BATTLEFIELDS: D-Day and the Bridgehead With their 70th anniversary just around the corner, the D-Day landings have lost none of their impact. Even today the vestiges of Hitler's Atlantic Wall speak of the huge undertaking necessary for the Allies to gain a foothold in Normandy. This beautiful new full-color book goes on-site to the sacred battleground from its scarred medieval villages to the remains of modern means of destruction.

The huge armada that attacked from Britain left behind many signs of their passage: from the huge caissons of the mulberry harbor around Arromanches, the gun emplacements at Longues and Merville, to the multitude of hardware used as memorials-tanks, artillery, pillboxes-and the many graves and cemeteries that honor those who died on both sides. It is in memory of the dead that much of what can be seen on the ground survives, but as the last few survivors reach their 90s, a new audience requires information about the events of the past that can only come from seeing the ground where the battle was fought. Today, the beaches are a fascinating mixture of the new and the old, including the new visitors' center at Colleville and the renovation and expansion of the Utah Beach museum-even as further new memorials jostle with the older sites that have changed little in 70 years.

The Normandy Battlefields details what can be seen on the ground today using a mixture of media to provide a complete overview of the campaign. Maps old and new highlight what has survived and what hasn't; then-and-now photography allows fascinating comparisons with the images taken at the time-particularly the aerial views; and computer artwork provides graphic details of things that can't be seen today.

The book describes the area from Cherbourg to Le Havre by way of the key D-Day locations, providing a handbook for the visitor and an overview for the armchair traveler. It covers, wherever possible, the forces from both sides and the memorials to those young men who fought so many years ago. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 US, CASEMATE
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1-209530 Marriott, Leo and Forty,Simon RACE TO THE RHINE: Liberating France and the Low Countries 1944-45 Oversized with over 300 illustrations and maps.

The speed of the German Blitzkrieg in 1940 and the relative ease with which they brushed aside Allied defenses meant four years of occupation. But in June 1944-this time with American forces-the Allies finally returned for a rematch. The destruction of German forces in Normandy's Falaise pocket, on August 14, was as quick as the Blitzkrieg had been: by September British troops were in Ghent and Liege; Canadian forces liberated Ostend, and in northeast France Patton's Third Army was moving rapidly to the German border, taking Rheims on August 29 and Verdun on the 30th. Paris was liberated on August 25th.

The liberation of the Low Countries would not prove as straightforward, however. Operation Market Garden ended in failure on the 25th with over 6,000 paratroopers captured.

V-1 flying bombs had meantime been launched from northern France and the Low Countries from August 1944. During September the more frightening German V-2s began raining in. In late October, belated operations began to clear the Scheldt Estuary and open the port of Antwerp to the Allies, and took nearly a month. Belgium was almost free of the Nazi yoke and the Netherlands looked likely to be cleared before Christmas.

Then, on December 16, came Hitler's last roll of the dice: a major German counter-offensive in the Ardennes aiming to split the Allied armies and retake Antwerp. It turned out to be their last try: the American defenders held, and finally with better weather, Patton's army and Allied air superiority told. With the Germans having shot their last bolt, in the spring the Rhine was gained.

Race to the Rhine, a companion volume to The Normandy Battlefields, links modern aerial photography with contemporary illustrations to provide a modern interpretation of the battles, replete with maps, diagrams, and photos. It is now 70 years since Western Europe was freed from its occupation, and this book provides a graphic view of how it was accomplished. For those interested in visiting the sites, it supplies a guide to the places that best represent the battles today. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2015 US, CASEMATE
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1-27400 Marshall, S. L. A. BATTLE AT BEST A study of several small action by the Historian of the 8th Army. Index, maps, illust. 1 vol, 257 pgs 19?? NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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2-80220 Marston, Daniel editor PACIFIC WAR COMPANION, THE:Pearl Harbor-Hiroshima 7.5x10.5, twelve historians tell the story from the US, British & Japanese perspectives, b/w illust/photos, color maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-78350 Marston, Daniel P. PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES:The Indian Army in Burma Marston demonstrates that the Indian Army of 1945was far differemt than that of 1939; that they hadlearned from their errors; b/w photos/maps, notes,appendicies, biblio, glossary, index. 1 vol, 284 pgs 2003 WESTPORT, GREENWOOD PUBS
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1-980034 Marston, Dr. Daniel editor PACIFIC WAR COMPANION, THE From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima twelve renowned military historians provide a fresh re-evaluation of the events, troops, strategies and tactics that examine the perspectives of all involved. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2007 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-207830 Martelli, Paul ON THE DEVIL'S TAIL: In Combat with the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front 1945 and with the French in Indochina 1951-54 This is the riveting true story of Paul Martelli, a 15-year-old German-Italian, who fought in Pomerania, on the Eastern Front, in 1945 as a member of the 33. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS Charlemagne and, later, as a soldier with French forces during three years (1951-1954) in the Tonkin area, Vietnam.

Paul recounts his time at the Sennheim military training base, where he was introduced to the rigorous discipline of body and mind: he then goes back to 1940, during the German invasion of France, when he was still a boy in Lorraine, hinting at his motivations for enlisting with the Waffen SS.

He reveals his and many young soldiers' exciting and often humorous escapades at Greifenberg, his first love with a German girl helping refugees, his experiences and feelings during the combats at Korlin, during the strenuous defense of Kolberg, while regrouping at Neustrelitz and at the German defeat. With a companion he ends up at a castle delivering a group of women camp prisoners to a Russian officer, living in disguise among enemy soldiers until he escapes and surrender to the Americans.

After his sentence, imprisonment, evasions, and military service in Morocco, Paul is sent to fight in defense of bases north of Hanoi, Vietnam. He survives three years of fierce combats, assaults, ambushes, night patrols, fatal traps, and mortal risks but, deep down, he compares his service with the Waffen SS during the last year of war with the inefficiency of the French Expeditionary Force in the Far East and comes out deeply frustrated. At almost 26, he has fought and lost in two wars, both against the communists, be they Soviet or Viet-Minh. Unemployed, and with the ideals of a 'Nouvelle Europe' in pieces, he briefly joins the French Foreign Legion, his last hope, but in the end choses another path.

This is a unique memoir, packed with incident and recounting the story of one individual caught up in a series of life-changing events. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2015 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-195480 Martinez, Eduardo The Spanish in the SS and Wehrmacht, 1944-1945: The Ezquerra Unit in the Battle of Berlin When talking about the Spanish intervention in the Second World War, the first thing that comes to mind is the Blue Division. Although this was the main Spanish involvement in the conflict, there are other much less known aspects of their intervention. One of these is the Spanish participation on the German side in the last months of the war which has been surrounded in rumors, myths, and legends.

After many years of research, this book tells the story of the reality of the struggle of those few Spaniards who refused to abandon their German comrades in their desperate fight to hold Berlin in the last days of the war. The author gives a day-by-day account of the last weeks of the war to defend Berlin, including information about anti-partisan operations of the Spanish in the north of Italy, the combat together with the Walloons of Leon Degrelle, and their participation in operations against the maquis in France while posted to the German secret service. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-65171 Mary, Jean-Ives HOMMES ET OUVRAGES DE LA LIGNE MAGINOT:Volume 1 9x12, volume one of this three part series covers the Northeastern France and Fortress Regiments, uniforms, badges and insignia of forty-one regts, many color illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2001 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-65174 Mary, Jean-Ives HOMMES ET OUVRAGES DE LA LIGNE MAGINOT:Volume 4 This 4th part details the French fortifications built in the Alps against the Italian threat; also fortifications in Corsica & Tunisia; tech specs, b/w & color illust/photos/maps. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2009 PARIS, HISTOIRE & COLLECT
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1-195180 Mary, Jean-Yves LE GUIDE DU CHAMP DE BATAILLE: Le Corridor des Panzers Oversized at 8.5 x 12 inches with photos and color maps.

May-June 1940 -- the breakthrough of the panzers -- is the focus of this new battlefield guide by specialist Jean-Yves Mary. Supplementing the previous two volumes (Corridor des Panzers and Zur Kuste), this guide permits the reader to follow -- crossing towns and villages, particularly Ardennes -- the itinerary of the battles presented in the two volumes of Corridor des panzers. Included are numerous photos comparing the sites as they were in 1940 to present day, along with color maps. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2011 France, Heimdal
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1-208730 Matev, Kaloyan THE ARMOURED FORCES OF THE BULGARIAN ARMY 1936-45: Operations, Vehicles, Equipment, Organisation, Camouflage & Markings This book provides a detailed history of motor vehicles and armored fighting vehicles in the Bulgarian Army from 1936, during the last years of peace, until the end of the Second World War in 1945.

For much of this period, Bulgaria was allied to Germany and mainly equipped with German weapons, or equipment captured by the Germans and then sold to Bulgaria. The negotiations as well as supplies of motor vehicles and armored vehicles are described at length. The combat service of the army's armored units is also described in detail, firmly based on archival research. Despite Bulgaria's entry into World War II as early as 1941, the only military actions during the first period of the war were related to the occupation of parts of Yugoslavia and Greece. The real combat service of the Bulgarian Army began in September 1944 against its former ally, the Germans. The delivery of armored fighting vehicles for 1st Bulgarian Army from the Soviet 3rd Ukrainian Front 1945 is described in detail.

Until very recently, the fate of all armored fighting vehicles in the Bulgarian Army in 1945 remained completely unknown. The classified status of the documents prevented any detailed study. However, this is now possible, and full coverage is provided.

In addition to a detailed narrative, the author also provides full information covering camouflage, markings, and unit insignia. The authoritative text is supported by over 600 photographs (the majority of them previously unpublished), color profiles showing camouflage, markings, color unit insignia and color battle maps.

This book is a result of the author's years of study in the Bulgarian Central Military Archive. Such a detailed study on this topic has not appeared before, and the author's work is unlikely to be superseded. 1 vol, 504 pgs 2015 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-201280 McGilvray, Evan MAN OF STEEL AND HONOUR: General Stanislaw Maczek Soldier of Poland, Commander of the 1st Polish Armored Division in North-West Europe 1944-45. Approximately 120 b/w photos and four maps.

Bio notes Maczek was born in the Austrian sector, which meant in 1914 he was conscripted into the Imperial Austrian Army, with which he served with great credit on the Italian Front, high in the Alps. It was this experience which was to serve Maczek well in his future career in the Polish Army after 1918. Maczek should be remembered for his pioneering use of mixed armor and infantry units as well as the early use of commando-style units during the Polish border wars of 1918-1920.

It was feared that the German forces in Normandy might be able to flee over the River Seine and head eastwards towards Germany. A magnificent, stubborn and costly stand by the Polish 1st Armored Division during August 1944 prevented this happening, and the Normandy Campaign was able to succeed. This is yet to be credited to the Poles in the imagination of the West. Maczek's division was later able to advance into Germany, fighting its way through the Low Countries. Maczek's command of the division and its combat service in North-West Europe 1944-45 is fully described, and represents, in particular, an important contribution to our knowledge of the Normandy Campaign.

This book will be produced in a limited-edition hardback printing of 500 copies, all copies individually numbered, and signed by the author, Evan McGilvray. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, HELION & CO.
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1-205210 McManus, John C THE DEAD AND THOSE ABOUT TO DIE: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach A white-knuckle account of the 1st Infantry Division's harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach. As the men of the Big Red One hit the beach on June 6, 1944, courageous heroes emerged: men such as Sergeant Raymond Strojny, who grabbed a bazooka and engaged in a death duel with a fortified German antitank gun; T/5 Joe Pinder, a former minor-league pitcher who braved enemy fire to save a vital radio; Lieutenant John Spalding, a former sportswriter, and Sergeant Phil Streczyk, a truck driver, who together demolished a German strong point overlooking Easy Red, where hundreds of Americans had landed.

Covers the Gap Assault Team engineers who dealt with the extensive mines and obstacles, suffering nearly 50% casualties; highlights officers such as Brigadier General Willard Wyman and Colonel George Taylor, who led the way to victory; and punctures scores of myths surrounding this long-misunderstood battle. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2014 US, NAL
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1-196570 McNab, Chris HITLER'S ARMIES: A History of the German War Machine 1939-45 This work charts the evolution of Hitler's war machine from the formidable force which won stunning victories during the Blitzkrieg in 1939-1940, to the hard campaigns it fought in the deserts of North Africa and the frozen wastelands of the Soviet Union to the eventual retreat to the Fatherland itself. Drawing upon Osprey Publishing's unique archive, this volume expertly weaves together the story of the development and deployment of Hitler's armies displayed alongside a stunning collection of original artwork and photographs to show the kit and equipment of the various land forces.

Contents
* Introduction
* Blitzkrieg: Hitler's War Machine Unleashed
* Desert Warfare: Rommel's Afrika Korps
* The Surprise Assault: Operation Barbarossa and the War in the East 1941-43
* The Tide Turns: War on the Western Front 1944
* The Final Defeats: Retreat to the Fatherland 1944-45
* Conclusion 1 vol, 0 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-200140 McNab, Chris HITLER'S EAGLES: The Luftwaffe 1933-45 At the beginning of World War II, the Luftwaffe was the world's most advanced air force. With superior tactics, aircraft and training, it cut through opposition air forces. Despite this auspicious beginning, by 1945 the Luftwaffe was a dying force. The Allies were destroying German aircraft at unequal rates, and Luftwaffe aviators were dying in their thousands in an unbalanced battle to save Germany from destruction. Hitler's Eagles charts the turbulent history of the Luftwaffe from its earliest days to its downfall. Once Hitler was in power, the Luftwaffe came out of the shadows and expanded under a massive rearmament program, then embarked upon the war that would define its existence. As well as providing a detailed history of the Luftwaffe's combat experience, the book expands on its human and material aspects. Aces and commanders are profiled and aircraft are described both technologically and tactically. The book conveys all the drama of the Luftwaffe's existence with Osprey's famous aviation artwork bringing the story incomparably to life.

Contents: Introduction; Chapter 1: From Triumph to Defeat; Chapter 2: The Luftwaffe - Structure and Organization; Chapter 3: Bombers - Strategic Reach; Chapter 4: Fighters - Sky Warriors; Chapter 5: Ground-Attack - Strike From Above; Chapter 6: Maritime and Utility Aircraft - Aerial Workhorses; and Chapter 7: Ground Forces - Eagles on the Land. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-204570 McNab, Chris HITLER'S FORTRESSES: German Fortifications and Defences 1939-45 Hitler's Fortresses: German Fortifications and Defenses 1939-45 is a detailed guide to every level of defensive project in the Third Reich. It takes you inside Channel Islands pillboxes, Normandy coastal gun positions and emplaced tank turrets on the Gothic Line in Italy. The secretive world of Hitler's command bunkers is revealed in detail, and the principles and engineering of basic frontline defenses are explained, showing how the average German soldier prepared to stand his ground.

There is also a dedicated chapter on special-purpose fortifications, including U-boat pens, V-weapon sites and flak towers. This complete journey into German wartime fortifications reveals much about the strategic and tactical thinking of Hitler and his Wehrmacht, and combat accounts explore how effective the defenses were in practice. The book is illustrated throughout with more than 200 artworks, maps, and photographs.

Contents

* Introduction
* Hitler's Headquarters - The Fuhrer's Command Bunkers
* Protecting the Homeland - Germany's Border Defenses
* Defense of the Periphery - The Atlantic Wall
* Mountain Barriers - German Defensive Lines in Italy
* Etched in the Earth - Field Fortifications
* Specialist Fortifications - Protecting the U-Boats and V-Weapons 1 vol, 396 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212940 Melnyk, Michael James THE HISTORY OF THE GALACIAN DIVISION OF THE WAFFEN SS: Volume 1 - On the Eastern Front, April 1943 to July 1944 The first volume of a two-part set on the history of the Galician Division is based on over 25 years of research. It uses new and hitherto unseen original material from archives and private collections in Europe, Australia, US, and Canada. Complemented by the individual accounts and contributions of many veterans, who add an engaging personal dimension, this new definitive two volume account supersedes his earlier divisional history published in 2002. Includes 210 photographs and six maps. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2016 UK, FRONTHILL MEDIA
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1-193060 Michaelis, Rolf Cavalry Divisions of the Waffen-SS 150+ b/w images, maps. This new book is a concise combat history of the three Waffen-SS cavalry divisions in World War II. The 8th SS-Cavalry Division 'Florian Geyer' was established out of the SS-Cavalry Brigade under Hitler's future brother-in-law Hermann Fegelein. The 22nd SS-Freiwilligen Cavalry Division 'Maria Theresia' was formed out of ethnic Germans from Hungary. The 37th SS-Freiwilligen Cavalry Division 'Lutzow' was built out of the first two cavalry divisions along with new volunteers from Hungary including ethnic Germans and Hungarians. The formation and combat histories of each are discussed in detailed text, along with maps and rare photographs. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2010 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-193070 Michaelis, Rolf Panzergrenadier Divisions of the Waffen-SS 190+ b/w images, maps. This new book is a concise combat history of the six Waffen-SS panzergrenadier divisions in World War II. The formation and combat histories of each are discussed in detailed text, along with maps and rare photographs and includes: the 4th SS-Polizei Panzergrenadier Division; 11th SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division 'Nordland'; 16th SS-Panzergrenadier Division 'Reichsf 1 vol, 168 pgs 2010 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-191610 Michelli, Alison COMMANDO TO CAPTAIN-GENERAL:Brigadier Peter Young This is the story of Brigadier Peter Young (1915-1988), a highly decorated soldier who was one of the founding members of 3 Commando. Peter later became known as an avid war gamer. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2008 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-191370 Middlebrook, Martin THE NUREMBERG RAID:30-31 March 1944 This book describes one twenty-four-hour period in the Allied Strategic Bomber Offensive in the greatest detail. Everything went wrong for the RAF and 96 of 779 bombers went missing. Biblio, index. 1 vol, 366 pgs 2009 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-198180 Middlebrook, Martin ARNHEM 1944 Arnhem was meant to end the war in Europe. The Germans were in retreat from Normandy and seemed to be beaten. Three airborne divisions were to seize the bridges across the great rivers of Holland and unleash the Allied armies into Germany. The Battle of Arnhem was a turning-point in the war, a gamble by Montgomery, using three airborne divisions, to capture a series of bridges across the wide rivers that separated a powerful mobile army from the plains of northern Germany. If the bridges had been captured and held, and the ground forces had been able to relieve the airborne forces, then there would have been a good chance of ending the war before Christmas 1944.

It all went wrong. The initial operation was successful, the bridges taken by the Americans were relieved by ground troops, but these troops could not reach Arnhem quickly enough. In the meantime, only a small part of the 1st British Airborne Division had reached the Arnhem Bridge. Most of the remainder of the airborne force was held up on the outskirts of the town by German units that turned out to be far stronger than expected - a major intelligence failure. After nine days of fighting, the survivors of the division were withdrawn across the Rhine and it was not until many months later that ground forces captured Arnhem.

Using the technique he has perfected over twenty-five years of military study, blending meticulous research based on original documents with the personal experiences of more than 500 participants, Martin Middlebrook describes the Battle of Arnhem from start to finish, from one end of that complicated battlefield to the other. On this fiftieth anniversary, he offers a masterly summary of what went wrong in the last major defeat in battle suffered by the British Army.

B/w illust/maps, appendicies, limited o/b's, biblio, index. 1 vol, 502 pgs 1994 US, WESTVIEW PRESS
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2-198180 Middlebrook, Martin ARNHEM 1944 Arnhem was meant to end the war in Europe, but it all went wrong. Only a small part of the 1st British Airborne Division reached the Arnhem Bridge. Most of the remainder of the airborne force was held up on the outskirts of the town by German units that turned out to be far stronger than expected - a major intelligence failure. After nine days of fighting, the survivors of the division were withdrawn.

Includes b/w illust/maps, appendicies, limited o/b's, biblio, index.
1 vol, 502 pgs 2009 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-201480 Mikolashek, Jon B GENERAL MARK CLARK: Commander of US Fifth Army and Liberator of Rome Biography of Gen. Mark Clark, commander of the US Fifth Army and tasked with the invasion of Italy. From the September 1943 landing at Salerno, Clark and his army fought their way north against skilled German resistance, augmented by mountainous terrain. The daring January 1944 end-run at Anzio, although not immediately successful, set the stage for Fifth Army's liberation of Rome on 4 June 1944, after ten months of hard fighting.

The war in Italy was not over, but the taking of Rome intact was a tremendous achievement. Pitted against one of Hitler's most able commanders, Field Marshal Albert Kesselring, Fifth Army spent another ten months in ferocious combat from the Gothic Line to the Po Valley, as Clark moved up to head all Allied ground forces in Italy as commander of 15th Army Group. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2013 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-210400 Miller, David SPECIAL FORCES IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA 1942 - 1945 Describes actions at Minerva, Baldhead, and Longshanks/Creek. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-190630 Mills, Scott STRANDED IN THE PHILIPPINES This book, based on Bell's own memoir, is the story of his guerilla war against the Japanese. Bell eventually became fully involved, rising to the rank of major in the guerrilla army. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2009 ANNAPOLIS, US NAVAL INST
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1-208630 Milner, Marc STOPPING THE PANZERS: The Untold Story of D-Day In the narrative of D-Day the Canadians figure chiefly-if at all-as an ineffective force bungling their part in the early phase of Operation Overlord. The reality is quite another story. As both the Allies and the Germans knew, only Germany's Panzers could crush Overlord in its tracks.

The Canadians job was to stop the Panzers-which, as this book finally makes clear, is precisely what they did. Rescuing from obscurity one of the least understood and most important chapters in the history of D-Day, Stopping the Panzers is the first full account of how the Allies planned for and met the Panzer threat to Operation Overlord. As such, this book marks nothing less than a paradigm shift in our understanding of the Normandy campaign.

Beginning with the Allied planning for Operation Overlord in 1943, historian Marc Milner tracks changing and expanding assessments of the Panzer threat, and the preparations of the men and units tasked with handling that threat.

Featured in this was the 3rd Canadian Division, the most powerful Allied formation to land on D-Day, with a full armored brigade and nearly 300 artillery and antitank guns under command. Milner describes how, over four days of intense and often brutal battle, the Canadians fought to a literal standstill the 1st SS Panzer Corps-which included the Wehrmacht's 21st Panzer Division; its vaunted elite Panzer Lehr Division; and the rabidly zealous 12th SS Hitler Youth Panzer Division, whose murder of 157 Canadian POWs accounted for nearly a quarter of Canadian fatalities during the fighting. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2015 US, UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS
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1-956038 Miranda, Joseph WORLD AT WAR 38: GHOST DIVISION Ghost Division is a solitaire game in which you, the player, takes command of General Erwin Rommel's 7th Panzer Division during the drive across Belgium and France in those heady days of May and June of 1940 (there are four German formations in the game that drive the events of play: The 7th Panzer Division, a regiment of the 5th Panzer Division, a regiment of SS-Totenkopf Division, and the 15th Motorized Corps' non-divisional units, also representing OKW non-divisional units).

Each has a separate colored unit box for ease of identification. The Allies are controlled by the game system. As the player, your objective is to drive as far as possible, cutting off the Allied armies in Belgium and possibly preventing the Dunkirk evacuation, thereby gaining a great victory for yourself.

As your forces drive across the map, they will encounter various Allied Forces, represented by face down Fog of War and Allied Formation counters. When encountering an Allied Formation, play temporarily stops in order to resolve the Combat Sequence, with the game system generating forces that your own forces will have to defeat.

One 22x34-inch map and 228 counters.
1 vol, 62 pgs 2014 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-956041 Miranda, Joseph WORLD AT WAR 41: Mare Nostrum SPECIAL EDITION - Components: Two 22x34-inch maps and 560 counters.

Mare Nostrum is an operational level wargame of the struggle for the Mediterranean and North African theaters of operation during World War II from the German intervention in early 1941 through the Allied liberation of Sicily in 1943. There are four main scenarios of varying length.

This was a combined naval-air-land campaign, in which all elements of military power were utilized. Grounds units are mostly divisions, air units represent six to twelve squadrons (depending on the quality of the aircraft and air force), and naval units represent one fleet aircraft carrier, two or three battleships, four to six cruisers, six to 12 destroyers, or various numbers of other ship types.

The map covers the entire Mediterranean littoral and Middle East, from Gibraltar in the west to Basra in the east. The live area of the map is divided into land and sea zones, with fortresses and certain islands treated as separate areas-within-areas. Turns represent one month of real time.

The game system is based on S&T's award winning Red Dragon Rising. Players conduct actions which encompass discrete combat, logistical, intelligence, and other operations. Some actions allow combined operations, others are restricted to just one type of unit. Each player generally conducts one action per turn, but various game functions will allow for additional actions, representing periods of rapid activity alternating with the slower process of buildup of forces. Events, some fixed, some random, and some chosen by the players, affect a player's capabilities and objectives. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2015 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-956042 Miranda, Joseph WORLD AT WAR # 42: PACIFIC BATTLES 3 -- SHANGHAI 1937 Pacific Battles: Shanghai is the third game in the series of campaigns in the Pacific. The system emphasizes the operational level of these campaigns, and deals with land and air operations. This is a two-player game. One player controls the Japanese, the other the Allies. It covers the entire land-air campaign for that strategic Chinese city of Shanghai, August to November, 1937.

Contents: One 22x34-inch map, 228 counters, and magazine with historical background. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2015 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-956043 Miranda, Joseph WORLD AT WAR # 43: Patton's Third Army Patton's Third Army is a solitaire game system where the player takes command of Gen. George S. Patton's Third Army during the campaign across France in 1944. The game begins immediately following the Falaise Battle and continues to 15 December, when Third Army was sent to fight in
the Battle of the Bulge. Your goal as a player is to surpass Patton's original record, possibly forestalling Germany's Ardennes Offensive and gaining glory as a great general.

Looks like a point-to-point track system, following a line of points stretching into Germany.

In the game, you control US and other Allied units assigned to the Third Army. The game system plays the Germans. You will have to deal with a wide variety of situations, from battling against
fierce panzer counterattacks, to figuring out ways to extend your lines of supply. Your
objective: Germany!

The game has two levels: the Standard Rules, providing for a quick game and the Optional Rules, which gives more realism for more complexity.

While Patton's Third Army is a solitaire game, multiple players can play as the US team, making decisions by consensus, or each managing operations along one of the Axes of Advance. However, one player should always be the Commander of Third Army, and his decision is final. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2015 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-956044 Miranda, Joseph WORLD AT WAR # 44: Night Fight Night Fight: Solitaire East Front Tactics is a solitaire wargame in which you command a Kampfgruppe group of German panzers infiltrating and attacking Soviet forces at night while the system runs the Soviet forces. The first scenario is based on an actual night action from the Battle of Kursk during elements of 6th Panzer Division infiltrated behind Soviet lines. There are also several other scenarios representing other night fights on the eastern front in 1943.

Each vehicle counter represents up to five tanks or other vehicles, depending on the scenario. Each map hex represents 30 meters. Each turn represents anywhere from two to 15 minutes depending on the tempo of your activities.

Components: One 22x34-inch map and 228 counters. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2015 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-211400 Mitchelhill-Green, David FIGHTING IN UKRAINE: A Photographer at War -- Images of War Series Although many pictorial books have been published on Germany's hapless invasion of the Soviet Union, they are typically a collection of soldiers' snapshots or 'official' photographs taken by Propagandakompanien (PK) reporters. This book is different. It contains an extraordinary personal record of the war captured by a professional photographer, Walter Grimm, who served in the German Army in a communications unit.

This includes 300 unpublished black and white images that show insight into the daily life and privations of the ordinary German soldier. The Ukrainian people, many of whom initially welcomed the Germans as liberators, are also chronicled in this fascinating study of the fighting in Ukraine. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-196180 Moore, William Mortimer FREE FRANCE'S LION: The Life of Philippe Leclerc, de Gaulle's Greatest General But for his early death, many Frenchmen believe Leclerc would have been their greatest figure to emerge from World War II. De Gaulle himself admitted to his son-in-law that he gave up smoking when Leclerc died, in order to retain his health in case France needed him, because Leclerc was no longer there.

From the fall of France until 1943, Leclerc dovetailed his operations with the British effort in North Africa, establishing himself as a dynamic combat leader in the battles against Rommel. But once the conflict shifted to European soil he became even more prominent as the commander of the 2nd French Armored Division (the famous 2e DB). For the next two years he was under the operational control of either Patton's Third Army, as in the Normandy breakout, Hodges' First Army at the Westwall, or Patch's Seventh Army in the south.

His career not only includes the liberation of Paris, for which he is most famous, but the retaking of Strasbourg and the reduction of the Colmar Pocket. Helping to spearhead the advance into Germany itself, Leclerc's armor comprised a rock upon which American units could rely, and its waving the tricolor during the Allied counter-invasion went far toward retrieving French prestige in the war. By the German surrender in May 1945, Leclerc is one of very few Frenchmen of whom it can be said that he never stopped fighting to regain France's freedom, from the debacle of 1940 right through to the end.

After VE-Day Leclerc was dispatched to reassert French authority in Indo-China, an uphill task given the atrophy suffered by the French colonial government due to its isolation from its homeland and local Japanese superiority. While being partly successful in the south and Cambodia, Leclerc soon discovered that the Viet Minh were harder to dislodge in the North, and that Ho Chi Minh was more than a match for frequently changing postwar French governments. Recognizing that France had neither the means nor the will to recover control, Leclerc advised his government to 'negotiate at all costs.' This didn't happen, leading to Dien Bien Phu eight years later and thence to US involvement.

Surprisingly, Leclerc has never yet been the subject of a thorough biography in English. Nevertheless many Americans and Englishmen will inevitably have noticed the plethora of monuments to Leclerc in any moderately sized French town. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE
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1-73200 Morgan, Martin DOWN TO EARTH:507th Para Regt in Normandy 8.5x11, 100+ color photos of uniforms/insignia,400+ b/w photos/maps, covers the Regument fromJune 6 - July 11, 1944, over 2000 men jumped andonly 700 returned to England thirty-fives later. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2004 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-213160 Morisi, Paolo FOLGORE PARACHUTE DIVISION: North African Operations 1940-43 The Folgore Parachute Division in the Axis Alliance is frequently overlooked. Initially created to emulate the German Fallschirmjager to carry out the planned airborne attack against the British base of Malta, Folgore fought on the battlefields of North Africa - including the key Battle of El Alamein. This elite unit distinguished itself at El Alamein despite inadequate equipment and weapons while facing unfavorable odds.

The key theme of the book is the paratroopers' involvement in the Axis war effort through an analysis of their training, weaponry, and battle tactics. Another key focus is an assessment of the Folgore's specific role during the major battles of the North African campaign. It covers, for example, the Folgore's first fierce military engagement against British and New Zealand troops during the Battle of Alam El Halfa in September 1942. It then details a number of smaller actions that preceded the Battle of El Alamein such as the counter-attack during the British 'Operation Beresford', which led to the capture of Brigadier General G.H. Clifton, commander of the New Zealand 6th Brigade, by a patrol of Folgore soldiers.

The focus then shifts upon the Folgore's major engagement of the campaign during the Battle of El Alamein: 'Operation Lightfoot', which was launched by General Montgomery on 24 October 1942. It was designed to break through the Italian-held southern sector of the El Alamein line, where the Bologna, Brescia, Pavia, and Folgore Divisions anchored the Axis right flank.

While describing key events during this operation, the book also highlights how the Folgore used unusual tactics to repulse the massive enemy-armored attack. This included letting the enemy advance into a 'cul-de-sac' and then launching a counter-attack against its armored vehicles and infantry units from all sides and by a combination of fire from 47mm anti-tank guns, mortars, hand grenades, and other incendiary devices. It describes the desperate retreat in the desert of the Italian units as a result of the collapse of Axis military defenses in November 1942.

Finally, it highlights the role of the paratroopers during the last battles in Tunisia - especially those in defense of the Mareth line and Takrouna in the spring of 1943. Illustrated with 100 rare archival photographs, detailed maps, and specially commissioned artwork, this volume offers a fascinating insight into a little-studied aspect of Axis forces. The volume draws heavily upon both Axis and Allied (Britain and New Zealand) archival sources such as the war diaries and the post-battle reports of the military units engaged in North Africa. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 UK, HELION
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1-70901 Morison, Samuel Eliot BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC, THE:1939-1943 History of U. S. Naval Operation in WWII, Vol #1 Index, many maps, very detailed 15 volume set. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2001 EDISON, BOOKSALES INC
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1-70908 Morison, Samuel Eliot NEW GUINEA AND THE MARIANAS:3/44-8/44 History of U. S. Naval Operation in WWII, Vol #8. Index, many maps, very detailed 15 volume set. D/jis torn. 1 vol, 435 pgs 2001 EDISON, BOOKSALES INC
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1-70909 Morison, Samuel Eliot SICILY, SALERNO & ANZIO:January 1943-June 1944 History of U. S. Naval Operation in WWII, Vol #9 Index, many maps, very detailed 15 volume set. 1 vol, 435 pgs 2001 EDISON, BOOKSALES INC
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1-196990 Mortimer, Gavin The SAS in World War II: An Illustrated History In his new book, WWII historian Gavin Mortimer examines the pivotal events of one of the most famous military units of all time. Starting with the unit's formation in July 1941, Mortimer recreates the heady days when a young Scots' Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment.' From there, drawing on over 100 hours of interviews with veterans (much of which has never before been published) he describes the early raids in the desert against Axis airfields that inflicted a deadly cost on the enemy. Embellished with 150 stunning photographs, the majority of which have never before been printed, the book also features side panels on the Lewes bomb, selection and training of personnel, the importance of the French and Belgian squadrons and how the French resistance helped the regiment in 1944. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-198590 Mortimer, Gavin THE DARING DOZEN: 12 Special Forces Legends of World War II In this new book, Gavin Mortimer reveals the 12 legendary Special Forces commanders of World War II. Prior to the war, the concept of 'special forces' simply didn't exist, but thanks to visionary leaders like David Stirling and Charles Hunter, our very concept of how wars can be fought and won has totally changed. These 12 men not only reshaped military policy, but they led from the front, accompanying their troops into battle, from the sands of North Africa to jumping on D-Day and infiltrating behind enemy lines. Mortimer also offers a skillful analysis of their qualities as military commanders and the true impact that their own personal actions, as well as those of their units, had on the eventual outcome of the war. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-202980 Mortimer, Gavin THE SBS IN WORLD WAR II: An Illustrated History The Special Boat Squadron was Britain's most exclusive Special Forces unit during World War II. Highly trained, totally secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its own right in early 1943, having previously operated under the auspices of the SAS during the war in North Africa. Unlike its sister unit, which numbered more than 1,000 men, the SBS never comprised more than 100. Led by men such as the famed Victoria Cross recipient Anders Lassen, the SBS went from island to island in the Mediterranean, landing in the dead of night in small fishing boats and launching savage hit and run raids on the Germans.

By the end of the war they had served in Italy, the Balkans and mainland Greece, and following the cessation of hostilities their deeds were airbrushed out of history by an establishment that had never warmed to their piratical exploits. Through unrivalled access to the SBS archives and interviews with the surviving members of the unit, Gavin Mortimer has pieced together the dramatic exploits of this elite fighting force, fully illustrated with images of their daring actions, finally granting the unit the recognition they so richly deserved. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-202980 Mortimer, Gavin THE SBS IN WORLD WAR II: An Illustrated History The Special Boat Squadron was Britain's most exclusive Special Forces unit during World War II. Highly trained, totally secretive and utterly ruthless, the SBS was established as an entity in its own right in early 1943, having previously operated under the auspices of the SAS during the war in North Africa.

Unlike its sister unit, which numbered more than 1,000 men, the SBS never comprised more than 100. Led by men such as the famed Victoria Cross recipient Anders Lassen, the SBS went from island to island in the Mediterranean, landing in the dead of night in small fishing boats and launching savage hit and run raids on the Germans.

By the end of the war they had served in Italy, the Balkans and mainland Greece, and following the cessation of hostilities their deeds were airbrushed out of history by an establishment that had never warmed to their piratical exploits.

Through unrivaled access to the SBS archives and interviews with the surviving members of the unit, Gavin Mortimer has pieced together the dramatic exploits of this elite fighting force, fully illustrated with images of their daring actions, finally granting the unit the recognition they so richly deserved. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-208550 Mortimer, Gavin THE SAS IN WORLD WAR II The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words. During the summer of 1941, a young Scots Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment.'

With a wealth of stunning photographs, many from the SAS Regimental Archives, the book captures the danger and excitement of the initial SAS raids against Axis airfields during the Desert War, the battles in Italy and those following the D-Day landings, as well as the dramatic final push into Germany itself and the discovery of such Nazi horrors as Belsen.

An exhaustive account of an elite organization's formative years using SAS Regimental Archives also incorporates interviews with the surviving veterans. It's the definitive account of the regiment's glorious achievements in the years from 1941 to 1945. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213640 Mortimer, Gavin THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP: In World War II Established in June 1940, as the brainchild of scientist and soldier Major Ralph Bagnold, a contemporary of Lawrence of Arabia, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) allowed the British Army to gain a crucial advantage in the North African Front of WWII.

Traversing great swathes of the desert that had never before been explored by Europeans, the LRDG was able to launch hit-and-run raids against remote enemy targets such as the fort and airfield at Murzuk. From December 1941 until the end of the Desert War in May 1943, the LRDG carried out numerous missions in tandem with the Special Air Service, using their unparalleled knowledge of the desert to navigate the SAS to enemy airfields on which attacks would be launched. The LRDG also fought in the Aegean, undertaking numerous dangerous missions in Yugoslavia, Albania, Italy, and Greece, displaying their extraordinary versatility by operating in boats, on foot and by parachute.

Using never-before-published photographs and archival material, interviews with surviving veterans who have never before gone on record regarding their wartime exploits, and special access to the SAS archives, this tells the story of the origins and dramatic operations of Britain's first ever special forces unit. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-196480 Morton, Miller, Milner, Crowl, Smith, Cannon, Appleman, Greenfield US ARMY IN WORLD WAR II: The Pacific Theater Includes 10 of the 11 volumes of the 50th Anniversary edition (missing #10 Okinawa). No map volume.

1. The fall of the Philippines by Morton
2. Guadalcanal the First Offensive by Miller
3. Victory in Papua by Milner
4. Cartwheel: the reduction of Rabaul by Miller
5. Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls by Crowl
6. Campaign in the Marianas by Crowl
7. The approach to the Philippines by Smith
8. Leyte: the return to the Philippines by Cannon
9. Triumph in the Philippines by Smith
11. The War Against Japan Pictorial History by Greenfield 10 vol, 5898 pgs 1995 US, THE NATIONAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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1-194230 Morusanu, Teodor Liviu Romanian Fighter Colors 1941-1945 8.25 x 11.75 inches, 200 b/w and color photos, 32 pages in color with profiles.

This book describes and illustrates all the fighter aircraft used by the Romanian armed forces during WW2. Covering both the indigenous designs employed early on through to the German fighters flown for much of the period, the camouflage and markings of these aircraft are described and illustrated in great detail. Fully illustrated with many rare wartime photos, and scale plans of the major types. Full color profiles of many representative aircraft. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2010 UK, MMP BOOKS
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1-46400 Munson, Kenneth BOMBERS & FIGHTERS IN SERVICE SINCE 1960 Covers 1960 to 1972, (73) color plates in the Bomber book, (85) color plates in the Fighter. 1 vol, 147 pgs 1967 NEW YORK, MACMILLAN COMP.
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1-195860 Murphy, Robert M NO BETTER PLACE TO DIE: Ste Mere Eglise, June 1944: The Battle for la Fiere Bridge The you-are-there story of one of the most ferocious small-unit combats in US history . . . the 505th Regimental Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division in Normandy during D-Day. Its task was to seize the vital crossroads of Ste Mere Eglise, and to hold the bridge over the Merderet River at nearby La Fiere. Benefiting from dynamic battlefield leadership, the paratroopers reached the bridge, only to be met by wave after wave of German tanks and infantry desperate to force the crossing. The 505th not only held the vital bridge for three days but launched a counterattack in the teeth of enemy fire to secure their objective once and for all, albeit at gruesome cost. Robert M. Murphy was a Pathfinder and member of A Company, 505th PIR, was wounded three times in action, and made all four combat jumps with his regiment, fighting in Sicily, Italy, Normandy, and Holland. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-36020 Nafziger, George GERMAN O/B's WW2:V5 All the ob's for Infantry Divisions, 300th to 999th, Named Divisions and Corps detachments. 1 vol, 100 pgs 1994 US, GEORGE NAFZIGER
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1-41330 Nafziger, George ITALIAN O/B's IN WWII, V1 Armored, Motorized, Airborne and Alpini Divisions 1 vol, 116 pgs 1995 US, GEORGE NAFZIGER
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1-41340 Nafziger, George ITALIAN O/B's IN WWII, V2 8.5x11, Infantry Divisions 1 vol, 116 pgs 1995 US, GEORGE NAFZIGER
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1-41350 Nafziger, George ITALIAN O/B's IN WWII, V3 8.5x11, Black Shirt, Mountain & Assault Divisions,1944 Italian Army in Allied Service. 1 vol, 116 pgs 1995 US, GEORGE NAFZIGER
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1-41360 Nafziger, George RUMANIAN ORDER OF BATTLE IN WWII 8.5x11, o/b's for all units. 1 vol, 116 pgs 1995 US, GEORGE NAFZIGER
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1-67280 Nakanishi, Ritta JAPANESE INFANTRY ARMS IN WORLD WAR II 10x10, covers the expansion into China through the end of WWII, (30) full color pages and (30) b/w pages, packed with multiple drawings of uniforms/equipment etc of land, naval and air units 1 vol, 60 pgs 2001 TOKYO, DAINAIPPON KAIGA
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1-209510 Napier, Stephen THE ARMORED CAMPAIGN IN NORMANDY: June-August 1944 An outstanding amount of research went into this book, especially as it compares and contrasts various claims of kills and losses. It has a nice balance between recounting the operations, inserting the occasional first-hand account to make a point, and analyzing the numbers behind the battles.

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A critical narrative using original documents of the Allies' victorious armored campaign in Normandy despite defective inferior tanks and poor leadership. 16 b/w illustrations, 10 maps.

Beginning with the D-day landings, this is a frank appraisal of the planned use and actual results of the deployment of armor by both German and Allied commanders in the major tank battles of the campaign including Operations Epsom, Goodwood, Cobra, Bluecoat, Mortain Counterattack, Totalize, and others.

Using new evidence about tanks on D-Day and tank losses in the campaign, this book is a critique of how Montgomery's plans to seize territory and break out failed in the face of German resistance. It details the poor planning by British generals who made many mistakes and how the German convoluted chain of command contributed to their own defeat.

Official reports, war diaries, After Action reports, letters, regimental histories, memoirs of generals and troopers, and Allied and German perspectives from tank crews are used to tell the inside story of the campaign from an armor point of view to give a different but detailed perspective.

For the first time the book gives real numbers of tanks lost in the battle of the campaign from research at archives around the world.

1 vol, 384 pgs 2015 US, CASEMATE
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1-208110 Nash, Douglas E. VICTORY WAS BEYOND THEIR GRASP: 272nd Volksgrenadier Division With the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Huertgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich

As the Allies were approaching the German frontier in September 1944, the German Armed Forces responded with a variety of initiatives designed to regain the strategic initiative. including the 'Wonder Weapons' such as the V-1 flying bomb, the V-2 missile, and the Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter. Also included: the Volks-Grenadier Divisions (VGDs).

Often confused with the Volkssturm (Home Guard militia), VGDs suffered an undeserved reputation as second-rate formations, filled with young boys and old men suited to serve only as cannon fodder. This new edition shows that VGDs were actually conceived as a new, elite corps loyal to the National Socialist Party composed of men from all branches of Hitler's Wehrmacht and equipped with the finest ground combat weapons available. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2015 US, CASEMATE
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1-81990 Nash, Douglas E. HELL'S GATE:Battle of Cherkassy Pocket 1944, The 8.5x11, 200+ maps/photos, it was at Cherkassy that the last German Offensive strength in the Ukraine was drained away. This is day by day, hour by hour as fully analyzed, biblio, index. 1 vol, 390 pgs 2006 US, RZM IMPORTS
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1-886210 Naud, Phillippe KHARKOV 1943 Between February and March 1943, Red Army and Axis troops fought over Ukraine's second town, Kharkov. Feeling optimistic after the Stalingrad triumph, Stalin thought that his adversaries were in full flight. But Feldmarschall von Manstein kept a cool head and planned a counter-offensive with the newly created SS-Panzerkorps. In mid-February the SS army corps managed to extricate itself from Kharkov with great difficulty, but after a few days launched a great counterattack. In three weeks the Red Army found itself in full retreat and with great difficulty managed to escape the Germans.

The SS recaptured Kharkov a month after losing it but by doing so probably deprived von Manstein of an even greater victory. The situation stabilized with the thaw leaving both adversaries completely exhausted.

Although the situation had changed in favor of the Allies, the Eastern Front now included new protagonists - the SS armored units that would be expected to produce miracle victories. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 FRANCE, HISTOIRE AND COLLECTIONS
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1-190110 Nedialkov, Dimitar AIR WAR IN THE BALKANS 1939-1941 Contains 128 black & photos, 30 color photos and 7 maps. Unfortunately the printers did a horrible job and left out the English sub-titles and brief translation. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2008 BULGARIA
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1-198190 Neiman, Robert TANKS ON THE BEACHES: A Marine Tanker in the Pacific War This provides vivid accounts of fighting in the Pacific War, as well as Marine Corps service during the entire World War II period, devoid of idolatry and mythmaking. The result is a war story told from the unique perspective of men fighting from armored machines in desperate battles against a determined enemy.

After the capture of Guadalcanal, Neiman endured Japanese bombardments there to gather information for his assignment as operations officer of a new tank school being formed in California. He eventually led his own tank company through four island battles culminating in the cauldron of Iwo Jima. Later, he finished the war as executive officer and commanding officer of the 1st Tank Battalion on occupation and security duty in North China in 1945-46.

The reader goes from prewar training at Quantico and in North Carolina through the delights of a New Zealand bereft of men, the horrors of Saipan and Iwo, the peculiar situation in China after the war, and then the trip back to the States for Neiman's successful postwar career as a lumber retailer.

Through it all, Estes translates Neiman's eye for the interesting and the human into a multifaceted tale of a young Marine going to war. This is an adventure story with many novel turns that will attract the interest of military experts, military history aficionados, Marine Corps members in general, and veterans of armored fighting vehicle units. Neiman is not a USMC icon, just one of the unheralded thousands of officers who did the real fighting. This is their story, as much as it is his. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2003 US, TEXAS AM
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1-209400 Nenye, Vesa FINLAND AT WAR: The Winter War 1939-40 Draws on first-hand accounts and previously unpublished photographs to explain the 1939 'Winter War' between Finland and Soviet Russia -- and how tiny Finland held firm against 500,000 Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939. It reveals the untold story of iron determination, unparalleled skill and utter mastery of winter warfare that characterized Finland's fight for survival on the hellish Eastern Front. The Finns not only survived the initial attacks but succeeded in inflicting devastating casualties before superior Russian numbers eventually forced a peace settlement. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-211111 Ness, Leland RIKUGUN: Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937-1945 - Volume 1: Tactical Organization Of Imperial Japanese Army & Navy Ground Forces Nuts-and-bolts handbook uses the voluminous raw allied intelligence documents and post-war Japanese documentation as primary sources.

This first volume covers the tactical organization of Army and Navy ground forces during the 1937-45 war. Using the wartime Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) mobilization plans, and the Unit Organization Tables, Unit Strength Tables, and Unit History Tables compiled by the War Ministry and the 1st Demobilization Bureau during and after the war, a complete picture of IJA ground forces through the war is presented.

The evolution of the Japanese force structure is examined, including infantry, armor, cavalry, artillery and naval ground combat units from battalion to division level, each thoroughly discussed and illustrated with tables of organization and equipment and mobilization data. This forms the framework for any discussion of the Imperial Japanese Army's capabilities and intentions. Includes 25 photos and 155 tables. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-212580 Ness, Leland and Shih, Bin KANGZHAN: Guide to Chinese Ground Forces 1937-45 Reference of the organization and armament of Chinese ground forces during the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-45. The work integrates Chinese, Japanese, and Western sources to examine the details of the structure and weapons of the period. Includes 230 b/w photos, three maps, and 30 tables.

An introductory chapter discusses the military operations in China, then traces the evolution of the national army's organizational structure from the end of the Northern Expedition to the conclusion of World War II. Included are tables of organization and strength reports for the wartime period.

The armament section illustrates and details not only the characteristics of the many, varied, and sometimes unique weapons used in China, but also their acquisition and local production. This is complemented by a chapter on the arsenals and their evolution and production programs. 1 vol, 576 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-88990 Nevenkin, Kevin FIRE BRIGADES:Panzer Division 1943-1945 Covers every active division from the well known to the obscure-Army, SS and Luftwaffe. Organization, combat history, various formations, monthly deliveries of armor and much, much more. 1 vol, 940 pgs 2008 CANADA, JJ FEDOROWICZ
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1-209830 Nevshemal, Martin OBJECTIVE PONYRI! The Defeat of XXXXI Panzerkorps at Ponyri Train Station In this Campaign Study, the unforgiving fighting on the axis of advance of XXXXI Panzerkorps towards Ponyri Station is followed day-by-day, each text page being coupled with a contemporary map, satellite image or aerial photo presented in a large landscape format that enables the action to be followed as never before. The narrative, compiled from original German war records and Russians reports, is interspersed throughout with riveting first-hand accounts.

* 204 pages on a high-quality gloss stock
* Large 297 x 210mm landscape format
* Hardcover only
* 60 aerial photos
* 18 color satellite images
* 19 maps and 9 sketches
* 32 supporting photos
* 2 appendices 1 vol, 204 pgs 2015 AUSTRALIA, LEAPING HORSEMEN
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1-82040 Newton, Steven HITLER'S COMMANDER:Field Marshall Walther Model Model was an extremely capable and aggressive soldier who rose through ranks of the Wehrmacht to become Hitler's favorite General, b/w illust, chpt. notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 420 pgs 2005 NY, DACAPO PRESS
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1-196830 Nipe, George BLOOD, STEEL, AND MYTH: The II.SS-Panzer-Korps and the Road to Prochorowka July 1943 George Nipe, author of Last Victory in Russia and Decision in the Ukraine, has written a revealing re-analysis of the II.SS-Panzer-Korps' operations during the Battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943. Unlike all previous books on the subject, which refer almost exclusively to Russian accounts of the battle, Nipe makes extensive use of original German source material. In so doing he convincingly exposes the conventional wisdom, which through its constant repetition over the years has assumed mythic status, as being fundamentally flawed and patently untrue.

Based principally on Heer and Waffen-SS combat and intelligence reports from the southern sector of the Kursk salient, as well as the individual accounts of veterans, the book covers in detail the daily progress of Operation Citadel. With meticulous attention to detail the author illustrates the unfavorable circumstances and erroneous command decisions which doomed Germany's last major offensive in Russia irrevocably to failure.

The personal notes, conversations, and official orders of generals Hausser, Hoth, and Manstein are all closely scrutinized to shed new light on this much celebrated but incorrectly recounted clash of arms, with particular attention being paid to the 'greatest tank battle in history' at Prochorovka.

Heavily illustrated with hundreds of photos (many previously unpublished) and numerous maps to provide a strong visual component to this unique account of the Kursk Offensive's southern front. 1 vol, 496 pgs 2011 US, RZM
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1-211550 Norbert Szamveber ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE STURMGESCHUTZ-ABTEILUNG 202 Detailed combat history of Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 202 -- one of the most successful WWII German assault gun units. It was deployed exclusively on the Eastern Front against the Red Army between 1941 and 1945. The StuGs of this unit were very effective AFVs on the battlefield in the role of heavy weapons for infantry fire support and also as mobile antitank firepower. Includes a significant number of rare photographs and several maps. 1 vol, 396 pgs 2016 UK, PEKO PUBLISHING
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1-210690 Norris, John MORTARS IN WORLD WAR II A brief history of the origins of the weapon and its use in the WWI before moving on to detail the many types developed and used in the WWII. The design and development of various types and their various munitions (HE, smoke, and illumination) are discussed, including those incorporated into fixed defensive systems such as the Atlantic Wall, specialist variants developed for airborne units and those mounted on vehicles to provide mobile fire support. The tactics developed for their use and the structure of the support companies formed to utilize them are also examined in detail. And of course their combat history in the many theaters is outlined, using examples drawing on first-hand accounts of those that used them.

Mortars were used throughout the WWII by all armies and in all theaters. Although a very simple weapon they could greatly enhance the firepower of infantry formations, giving them their own mobile artillery arm. They repeatedly proved their worth in both offensive and defensive situations, breaking up or supporting infantry attacks and laying smoke or illumination rounds. Despite their ubiquity and effectiveness, there have been relatively few works devoted to these important and versatile weapons. 50 illustrations - color and b/w. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-205660 O'Hara, Vincent P. IN PASSAGE PERILOUS: Malta and the Convoy Battles of June 1942 By mid-1942 the Allies were losing the Mediterranean war: Malta was isolated and its civilian population faced starvation. In June 1942 the British Royal Navy made a stupendous effort to break the Axis stranglehold. The British dispatched armed convoys from Gibraltar and Egypt toward Malta.

In a complex battle lasting more than a week, Italian and German forces defeated Operation Vigorous, the larger eastern effort, and ravaged the western convoy, Operation Harpoon, in a series of air, submarine, and surface attacks culminating in the Battle of Pantelleria. Just two of seventeen merchant ships that set out for Malta reached their destination.

In Passage Perilous presents a detailed description of the operations and assesses the actual impact Malta had on the fight to deny supplies to Rommel's army in North Africa. The book's discussion of the battle's operational aspects highlights the complex relationships between air and naval power and the influence of geography on littoral operations. Includes 24 b&w illustrations and 8 maps. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2012 US, INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-194580 O'Keeffe, Timothy J. BATTLE YET UNSUNG: The Fighting Men of the 14th Armored Division in World War II Profile of US 14th Armored Division focuses on combat starting January 1945 in the snow-covered Vosges Mountains, where the Wehrmacht's attempt to destroy the Sixth Army Group in Operation Nordwind failed. From the mountains onto the plains of Alsace very near the Rhine River, ten hellish days of fiery combat allowed the Allies to hold the line. 6x9 inches and includes 16 pages of b/w photos. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE
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1-196980 O'Neill, Robert and Dye, Dale THE ROAD TO VICTORY: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa On December 7, 1941, as the Japanese dived out of the clouds above Pearl Harbor, America's future was fundamentally altered. Ever since the first world conflict, the United States had resisted the temptation to be drawn into wars outside of its borders. But with this one surprise attack America was inevitably thrown into the fray as the Second World War erupted. This new history by military specialists, Osprey Publishing, reveals each of the battles America would fight against Imperial Japan from the naval clashes at Midway and Coral Sea to the desperate, bloody fighting on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Each chapter reveals the horrors of battle and the grim determination to wrest victory from certain defeat. Using an astonishing collection of wartime imagery and complete with dozen of full-color maps, this is an invaluable visual guide to the road to victory. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-202820 Ockert, Wolfang THE PANTHER BATTALION BRANDENBURG: Oder Front - Seelow Heights - The Halbe Pocket, The Battles and Final Destruction 1945 This book documents the battles and demise of a panzer unit which, though it fought on the Oder Front and in metropolitan Berlin, remains almost unknown - the I Battalion, Panzer Regiment 'Brandenburg.' Contains 130 rare wartime photos (many from the Oder Front and the Halbe Pocket) and first-hand accounts by eyewitnesses.

It was created in spring 1945 through the renaming of the I Battalion of Panzer Regiment 26. The latter had seen action, usually attached to the Panzer-Grenadier Division 'Grosdeutschland,' at the hotspots of the Eastern Front from January to October 1944. The Panthers had fought at Cherkassy, in the Memel bridgehead, and the battles in Hungary.

The unit's existence would span just three and a half months; consequently it is almost unknown today. At the beginning of February 1945, the I Battalion of the Panzer Regiment 'Brandenburg' was dispatched to the Oder Front and attached to the Panzer-Grenadier-Division 'Kurmark.' Fighting as part of that unit, in spring 1945 the battalion took part in the fierce battles at the Soviet bridgehead near Goritz south of Kustrin and for possession of the Reitweiner Sporn and the Klessin strongpoint.

The 'Brandenburg' Panther battalion was always in the middle of the battles against the overpowering Soviet enemy. After the big attack by the Soviets on 16 April 1945 and the battle for the Seelow Heights, at the end of April the remnants of the battalion with 14 Panthers found themselves in the Halbe pocket with the 9th Army.

In the fierce fighting that accompanied the breakout, a small number of Panthers succeeded in breaking through to the west. Many members of the battalion were killed in the Halbe area or were captured by the Soviets. Without fuel and ammunition, the battalion's last four Panthers were abandoned near Beelitz south of Berlin. Most of the battalion's survivors crossed the Elbe near Tangermunde and were taken prisoner by the Americans. 1 vol, 220 pgs 2015 GERMANY, LUFTAHRT VERLAG
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1-206540 Olive, Michael THE GERMAN SOLDIER IN WORLD WAR II visual history of the German soldier on the Eastern Front of World War II with 300 photos and an eight-page color insert. Many of the photos are rare and never before published.

A visual history of the German soldier on the Eastern Front of World War II. Photos of army and Waffen SS soldiers, uniforms, weapons, equipment, tanks and other vehicles, aircraft, villages, life on the front lines, and more. 1 vol, 205 pgs 2014 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-206570 Olive, Michael STEEL THUNDER ON THE EASTERN FRONT: German and Russian Artillery in WWII A visual history of the artillery used by both sides on the Eastern Front in World War II. Includes hundreds of photos, most of them from private collections around the world; eight-page color insert shows preserved guns and ammunition; depicts artillery pieces, other equipment, and the men who crewed the guns.
1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-43470 Pallaud, John Paul BATTLE OF THE BULGE:Then and Now 8.5x11, 1250+ b/w photos, illust, 30+ maps of the campaign, troops, afv's etc, 1 vol, 544 pgs 1984 UK, AFTER THE BATTLE PUBS
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1-191050 Palogue, Gerard 5TH AIRFORCE 8x10, full color with 120 photos and 200 color profiles. The first real reference published on the colors and markings of the 5th Air Force. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2009 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLL'S
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1-200120 Paloque, Gerard 12TH & 15TH AIR FORCE Created in 1942, and immediately placed under the command of General Doolittle, the 12th Air Force was responsible for conducting Operation Torch on November 8, 1942.

The unit served with the Northwest African Air Forces from February to December 1943, then with the Allied Air Forces in the Mediterranean (MAAF) until the end of the war alongside the other unit presented in this work: the 15th Air Force.

Formed in November 1943, the 15th Air Force was established to operate in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), primarily from air fields located in southern Italy where they were stationed. The objectives of both units were to destroy all the oil refineries and aircraft factories.

Includes a chapter dedicated to the famous Tuskegee airmen-the 322nd Fighter Group of the 15th Air Force, the United States' first all-black air unit. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2012 FRANCE, HISTOIRE AND COLLECTIONS
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1-58980 Parker, Danny S. BATTLE OF THE BULGE: Hitler's Ardennes Offensive 9x12, first-rate account, many rare photos, b/w & color maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1991 PHILADEPHIA, COMBINED BKS
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1-87890 Parshall, Jonathan and Tully, Anthony SHATTERED SWORD:The Untold Story of Midway Authors, making extensive use of Japanese primary sources, present an original, detailed analysis of what happened at Midway. It corrects the many errors of previous works, maps/plans/notes/biblio. 1 vol, 612 pgs 2007 US, POTOMAC BOOKS
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1-193240 Pavelec, S. Mike Luftwaffe: The Essential Facts and Figures for Goring's Air Force World War II Data Book: The Luftwaffe 1935-45 gets behind this massive WWII organization to reveal the workings of the German Air Force through its command structure, economic resources, production figures, recruitment, training and philosophy. Broken down by key campaigns and subject areas, the book includes reference tables, diagrams, color maps and charts, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats.

150 b/w & color photographs, diagrams & maps. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2010 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-17150 Pawlowski, Gareth L. FLAT-TOPS & FLEDGLINGS:History of US Aircraft Carr 9x11, sections on all of the US Aircraft carriers through the Nimitz Class, b/w illust, appendix's. 1 vol, 530 pgs 1971 NY, CASTLE BOOKS
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1-74180 Penrose, Jane D-DAY COMPANION: Leading historians explore history's greatest amphibious assault, color and b/w illust, photos and maps, a look at both sides, biblio, index. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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2-196330 Perret, Geoffrey THERE'S A WAR TO BE WON - The United States Army in World War II the landmark story of one of the greatest armies in history, a conscript force of amateur soldiers who had an unparalleled record of combat success. Here -- for the first time in one volume -- is the chronicle of the United States Army's dramatic mobilization and stunning march to victory in World War II.

In a lively and engrossing narrative that spans theaters of operations around the world, Geoffrey Perret tells how the Army was drafted, trained, organized, armed, and led at every stage of the war. Beginning with the prescient military planners of the 1930s, he offers vivid warts-and-all profiles of the farsighted commanders who would lead the way, men like Marshall, MacArthur, Eisenhower, Ridgway, Bradley, and Patton.
Drawing heavily on important new source material in major archives throughout the United States, THERE'S A WAR TO BE WON offers new insights into the wartime Army, its commanders, and its battles. A major work of American military history.
1 vol, 623 pgs 1991 US, RANDOM HOUSE
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1-213330 Persen, Lovro GUERRILLA NIGHTMARE: Stukas at War Against Tito's Partisans in Yugoslavia, 1943-1945 Yugoslavia experienced the terror of the JU-87 Stuka dive-bomber from the first days of German invasion in April 1941 to the end in 1945.

This book includes operational history, first-hand accounts, and rare wartime images of Stuka operations against Partisans. German and Italian Stukas contributed to the Axis powers' quick defeat of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and after the job was done, the dive-bombers left for the Eastern Front.

But with growing antifascist resistance in Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Croatia, the Stukas returned in 1943 and flew intensive combat missions against Tito's Soviet Union-supported communist units. At this stage of the war, the dive-bombers caused widespread death and destruction, acting under the premise that 'everything is a target.' Only the later appearance of the Western Allies, and subsequently the Red Army, destroyed the bombers' supremacy over Tito's poorly equipped Partisans.

Sized 7x10 inches with 180 b/w images. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2016 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-203570 Peszke, Michael Alfred THE ARMED FORCES OF POLAND IN THE WEST 1939-46: Strategic Concepts This monograph focuses on the strategic concepts, planning and the limited success of the Polish military, leading up to the British Guarantee of March, 1939 and then throughout the Second World War.

The monograph discusses the valuable contribution of the Polish Military to its two Western allies, France and the United Kingdom leading up to the war, and the respite they received due to Poland's spirited defense that degraded German offensive capability by at least half a year. Recreated in France, the Polish Military conceptualized a liberation policy of encouraging both France and the United Kingdom to undertake a Balkan Strategy to Poland's freedom. Polish relations, with Hungary in particular, and Romania, while British relations with Greece and Turkey, made this a promising policy option. In early 1941, Britain did send troops to aid Greece and the Poles were also about to send their Middle East-based force to Greece.

This Balkan strategy was strongly shared and espoused by Churchill and on the British planning table till late Summer 1944 when the Americans prevailed in landing forces in the south of France, rather than pushing north in Italy and possibly putting forces across the Adriatic into friendly Croatia and Slovenia. This American policy was undoubtedly due to the pressures of finalizing the European war as soon as possible to get on with the war against Japan, and possibly also influenced by the American foreign policy of accommodating Stalin, who did not want Western Allies in his bailiwick. 1 vol, 238 pgs 2013 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-207420 Peters, Major M and Buist, Luuk GLIDER PILOTS AT ARNHEM The fierce struggle between the British 1st Airborne Division and the superior German forces in and around Arnhem is well documented. This book tells of the role played in the battle for Oosterbeek and the bridge at Arnhem itself by the men of the Glider Pilot Regiment (GPR). These men were already experienced soldiers who volunteered to join the airborne forces and take the fight to the Germans in a totally new regiment.

The men of the GPR were predominantly SNCOs trained to fly wooden assault gliders into occupied territory. Once on the ground they were expected to go into battle with the troops they had delivered onto the Landing Zone. During the Arnhem operation they were involved in the initial defense of the LZs, before fighting house to house leading mixed groups of infantrymen, engineers and medics. In so doing they suffered extensive losses from which the Regiment never fully recovered.

This book tells their story in their own words from the moment they landed on Dutch soil through the fierce fighting all around the ever shrinking perimeter until the survivors of the GPR proudly marked the route out for the battered survivors of 1st Airborne Division as they escaped over the Rhine. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-200860 Peters, Mike GLIDER PILOTS IN SICILY The British Airborne landings on Sicily are the least known and, without doubt, the most fraught with political and technical strife. Newly formed Air landing troops were delivered into battle in gliders they knew little about. The men of the Glider Pilot Regiment (GPR) had self-assembled the gliders while living in the empty packing cases. They accomplished this complex and technically challenged task while living on fly ridden, dusty North African airfields. After only a few hours of conversion training, they took off for a night flight across the Mediterranean Sea that was to end in near-catastrophe.

With over three hundred soldiers drowned off Sicily that night in July 1943, the first major operation attempted by the British using gliders almost ended in total disaster. In fact a few Airborne troops reached dry land and attacked their objectives. Shining examples of collective and individual acts of courage rocked the Italian and German defenders. This book tells the controversial story of that first mass glider operation and the men who proved the GPR motto - Nothing is Impossible. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-211520 Philip S. Jowett China and Japan at War 1937 - 1945 : Images at War Another in the photo-intensive Images at War series. Uses almost 200 historic photographs to trace the course of the entire war - from the Japanese invasion and the retreat of the Chinese armies and their refusal to surrender, to the involvement of the Americans and the eventual Japanese defeat in 1945.

His graphic account is an absorbing introduction this often-neglected theater of the Second World War. The images show the armies on all sides and the weaponry and equipment they used. But they also record the experience of the troops, Chinese and Japanese, and of the Chinese civilians who suffered terribly through eight years of war. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-50961 Phillips, N.C. ITALY, V1:The Sangro to Cassino Originally part of the NZ official history, this volume traces the 2nd NZ Division's operations in southern Italy in 1943-1944, (54) photos and (33) maps, index. 1 vol, 387 pgs 1998 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-192490 Pilyushin, Joseph RED SNIPER ON THE EASTERN FRONT: Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin Joseph Pilyushin, a top Red Army sniper in the ruthless fight against the Germans on the Eastern Front, was an exceptional soldier and he has a remarkable story to tell. His firsthand account of his wartime service gives a graphic insight into his lethal skill with a rifle and into the desperate fight put up by Soviet forces to defend Leningrad. He also records how, during the three-year siege, close members of this family died, including his wife and two sons, as well as many of his comrades in arms. He describes these often-terrible events with such honesty and clarity that his memoir is remarkable.

Piluyshin, who lived in Leningrad with his family, was already 35 years old when the war broke out and he was drafted. He started in the Red Army as a scout, but once he had demonstrated his marksmanship and steady nerve, he became a sniper. He served throughout the Leningrad siege, from the late 1941 when the Wehrmacht's advance was halted just short of the city to its liberation during the Soviet offensive of 1944.

His descriptions of grueling front-line life, of his fellow soldiers and of his sniping missions are balanced by his vivid recollections of the protracted suffering of Leningrad's imprisoned population and of the grief that was visited upon him and his family.

His gripping narrative will be fascinating reading for any one who is keen to learn about the role and technique of the sniper during the Second World War. It is also a memorable eyewitness account of one man's experience on the Eastern Front.

6 x 9.5, 288 pages, 20 illustrations
1 vol, 288 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-80920 Pimlott, John BATTLE OF THE BULGE A history of the battle with maps, illust., photos 1 vol, 64 pgs 1983 US, BISON BOOKS
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1-87080 Pimlott, John BATTLE OF THE BULGE Brief but informative account of Hitler's lastoffensive; b/w & color photos/illusts/maps, index. 1 vol, 64 pgs 1981 US, Galahad Books
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1-204140 Plowman, Jeffrey WAR IN THE BALKANS: The Battle for Greece and Crete 1940-1941 -- Images of War Jeffrey Plowman's photographic history traces the course of the entire Balkan campaign from the first moves of the Italians through Albania and the invasion of Jugoslavia and Bulgaria by German forces through to the battle for Greece and the final airborne assault on Crete. 200 b/w photos

He gives equal weight to every stage of the campaign -- he doesn't just combine the first stages and treat them as an introduction to the battle for Crete -- and he covers all the forces involved - the Germans, the Greeks, and the Commonwealth troops. By shifting the focus to the mainland, he views the campaign as a whole, and he offers a balanced portrayal of a conflict that is often overlooked in histories of this phase of the Second World War.

Most of the graphic photographs he has selected have never been published before, and many come from private sources. They are a unique visual record of the military vehicles, tanks, aircraft, artillery and other equipment used by the opposing armies seventy years ago. They also show the conditions the soldiers faced, and the Balkan landscapes over which they fought, and they give a powerful impression of the reality of battle for the men themselves. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-193230 Porter, David Kriegsmarine: The Essential Facts and Figures for the German Navy World War II Data Book: The Kriegsmarine 1939-45 gets behind this massive WWII organization to reveal the workings of the German Navy through its organization, command structure, economic resources, production figures, recruitment, training and philosophy. Broken down by key campaigns and subject areas, the book includes exhaustive reference tables, diagrams, colorful maps and charts, presenting all the core data in easy-to-follow formats.

150 b/w & color photographs, diagrams & maps. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2010 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-203070 Poster, David I SS PANZER CORPS at Villers Bocage: 1944 In the days following the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944, the German forces rapidly established strong defenses in front of the city of Caen. On 9 June a two-pronged British attempt to surround and capture the city was defeated, but on the British forces' right flank, neighboring American units had forced open a wide gap in the German front line.

Seizing the opportunity to bypass Caen's defenses, a mixed mobile force of tanks, infantry and artillery formed around the 7th Armored Division's 22nd Armored Brigade, advanced through the gap in a flanking maneuver towards Villers-Bocage. Under the command of Brigadier William 'Loony' Hinde, the 22nd Armored Brigade group reached Villers-Bocage without serious incident, but as its lead elements moved beyond the town on the morning of 13 June they were ambushed by Tiger I tanks of the 101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion.

In less than 15 minutes numerous tanks and AFVs fell victim to the German force, the vast majority being destroyed by SS-Obersturmfuhrer Michael Wittmann's tank. The Germans then launched an assault on the town. Although this was repelled, after six hours, Brigadier Hinde decided to withdraw his force to a more defensible position outside the town. The British successfully defended their position until a controversial decision was taken to pull the Brigade group back from its salient.

1st SS Heavy Panzer Corps at Villers-Bocage has an eight-page gatefold depicting the brigade in battle deployment, with reconnaissance units, advance companies, the main body, the brigade command section, plus all the supporting engineers, signalers, artillery etc to provide a visual guide to exactly how many tanks and other armored vehicles were advancing on 13th June. The book itself provides background on the campaign and the units involved, a detailed breakdown of the battalion, its structure and equipment, its battle service at Villers-Bocage, and its service in the war after that point.

Maps will be used to show the location of each element on the battlefield. The description of each part includes action reports, organization, equipment, unit commanders and much more. With a novel and accessible approach, the book will appeal to both the enthusiast and the general reader interested in World War II. 150 color and b/w illust and photos. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-203080 Poster, David 7TH ARMOURED DIVISION at Villers Bocage: 1944 In the days following the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944, the German forces rapidly established strong defenses in front of the city of Caen. On 9 June a two-pronged British attempt to surround and capture the city was defeated, but on the British forces' right flank, neighboring U.S. units had forced open a gap in the German front line.

Seizing the opportunity to bypass Caen's defenses, a mixed mobile force of tanks, infantry and artillery, formed around the 7th Armored Division's 22nd Armored Brigade, advanced through the gap in a flanking maneuver towards Villers-Bocage. Under the command of Brigadier William 'Loony' Hinde, the 22nd Armored Brigade group reached Villers-Bocage without serious incident, but as its lead elements moved beyond the town on the morning of 13 June they were ambushed by Tiger I tanks of the 101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion.

In less than 15 minutes numerous tanks and transport vehicles fell victim to the German force, the vast majority being destroyed by SS-Obersturmfuhrer Michael Wittmann's tank. The Germans then launched an assault on the town. Although this was repelled, after six hours Brigadier Hinde decided to withdraw his force to a more defensible position outside Villers-Bocage. The British successfully defended their position until a controversial decision was taken to pull the Brigade group back from its salient.

7th Armored Division at Villers-Bocage has an eight-page gatefold depicting the brigade in battle deployment, with reconnaissance units, advance companies, the main body, the brigade command section, plus all the supporting engineers, signalers, artillery etc to provide a visual guide to exactly how many tanks and other armored vehicles were advancing on 13th June. Maps will be used where appropriate to show the location of each element on the battlefield. The description of each part includes action reports, organization, equipment, unit commanders and much more. Thanks to this novel and accessible approach, the book will appeal to both the enthusiast and the general reader interested in World War II. 150 color and b/w illust/photos. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-80940 Prange, Goldstein and Dillon DECEMBER 7, 1941: THE DAY THE JAPANESE ATTACKED Written with the readability of a novel, this isthe culmination of Prange's Pearl Harbor Trilogy,b/w illust/photos, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 493 pgs 1988 US, MCGRAW-HILL PUBLISHER
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1-198630 Prefer, Nathan BATTLE FOR TINIAN, THE: Vital Stepping Stone in America's War Against Japan In July 1944, the 9,000-man Japanese garrison on the island of Tinian listened warily as the thunder of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, Army and Air Corps, descended on their neighboring island, Saipan, just three miles away. There were 20,000 Japanese troops on Saipan, but the US obliterated the opposition after a horrific all-arms campaign. The sudden silence only indicated it was now Tinian's turn.

By the time the US 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions switched their sights to Tinian, the island had already been bombarded for a month; meantime both sides had learned their lessons from the previous island-hopping invasions. The Americans had learned the arts of recon, deception, plus preliminary firepower so as not to suffer the huge casualties they'd suffered at Saipan, Guadalcanal, and Tarawa; the Japanese, for their part, had learned not to contest US strength on beaches but to draw it further inland where terrain and bomb-proof fortifications could assist.

The Japanese resisted with their usual stubbornness and the already decimated US Marines suffered hundreds of more casualties.

During the battle, Japanese shore batteries riddled the battleship Colorado, killing scores, plus inflicted multiple hits on a destroyer, killing its captain. On the island itself the US used napalm for the first time, paving the way for Marines painstakingly rooting out strongpoints. One last Banzai attack signaled the end to enemy resistance, as Marines fought toe-to-toe with their antagonists in the dark.

In the end, some 8,000 Japanese were killed, with only 300 surrenders, plus some others who hid out for years after the war. But those Japanese who resisted perhaps performed a greater service than they knew. After Tinian was secured the US proceeded to build the biggest airport in the world on that island -- home to hundreds of B-29 Superfortresses. Among these, just over a year later, were the Enola Gay and Boxcar, which with their atomic bombs would quickly bring the Japanese homeland itself to its knees. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2012 US, CASEMATE
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1-200660 Prefer, Nathan N LEYTE 1944: The Soldiers' Battle Much has been written about the naval Battle of Leyte Gulf that his return provoked, but almost nothing has been written about the three-month long land battle to seize Leyte itself. This unique battle also saw a major Japanese counterattack-not a banzai charge, but a carefully thought-out counteroffensive designed to push the Americans off the island and capture the elusive General MacArthur. Both American and Japanese battalions spent days surrounded by the enemy, often until relieved or overwhelmed. Under General Yamashita's guidance it also saw a rare deployment of Japanese paratroopers in conjunction with the ground assault offensive. 1 vol, 424 pgs 2012 US, CASEMATE
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1-213540 Prekatsounakis, Yannis CRETE: THE BATTLE FOR HERAKLION 1941: The Campaign Revealed Through Allied And Axis Accounts Crete, 20 May 1941: the first campaign-sized airborne assault is launched. Many books have been written about this famous invasion, with the emphasis mainly on the battles for Maleme and Chania. The Battle for Heraklion - an epic struggle - remained largely forgotten and widely unstudied.

The desperate fight for Heraklion had everything: street-fighting in the town; heroic attacks against well-fortified positions and medieval walls; heavy losses on all sides; and tragic stories involving famous German aristocratic families like the von Bluchers and members of the Bismarck family.

This book highlights personal stories and accounts - and the author's access to records from all three sides allowed accounts to be placed in their correct place and time. Finally, the history of the battle is written with the added perspective of extensive Greek accounts and sources. In contrast, earlier books were based solely on British and German sources -- totally ignoring the Greek side. Many of these accounts are from people who were fighting directly against each other. Some reveal what the enemies were discussing and thinking while they were shooting at or attacking each other. Some accounts are so accurate and detailed that we can even identify who killed whom.

In addition, long-lost stories behind both well known and previously unpublished pictures are revealed. For the first time, 75 year-old mysteries are solved: what were the names of the paratroopers in the planes seen crashing in famous pictures? What was the fate of soldiers seen in pictures taken just before the battle? The author has studied the battlefield in every detail -- thus giving the reader the opportunity to understand actions and incidents by examining what happened on the actual field of battle.

For example, how was it possible for a whole platoon to be trapped and annihilated, as in the fate of Wolfgang Graf von Blucher? Such a question is not easily answered even by people with a military background. How was it possible for the paratroopers to fail in their attempt to occupy the town? The answers to questions like these became very clear when the author walked through the battlefields - following the accounts of the people from all sides who had fought there and which describe the same incidents.

The author's extensive research is vividly presented via detailed maps and photographs, both from the era of the battle and today; even battlefield archaeology plays a role in revealing what really happened on the battlefield. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2017 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-62712 Quarrie, Bruce PANZERS IN RUSSIA 1943-45: #12 WW2 Photo Album 100+ b/w photos, a selection of German wartime photographs from the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz, 1 vol, 96 pgs 1981 US, AZTEC CORPORATION
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2-62712 Quarrie, Bruce PANZERS IN RUSSIA 1943-45: #12 WW2 Photo Album 100+ b/w photos, a selection of German wartime photographs from the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz, 1 vol, 96 pgs 1981 US, AZTEC CORPORATION
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1-200600 Radey, Jacky and Sharp, Charlie THE DEFENSE OF MOSCOW 1941: The Northern Flank There was only one point in the Second World War when Nazi Germany had a chance of winning. That point was October 1941, when most of the Red Army's forces before Moscow had been smashed or encircled, and no reserves were available to defend the capital. All that stood in Hitler's way were a handful of Soviet rifle divisions, some tank brigades, and hastily assembled militia.

According to German accounts, their spearheads were stopped by the mud, but a close examination of German records shows this was not so. Instead it is clear that it was the resistance of the Red Army and bad, arrogant planning that halted the Wehrmacht. Using archival records from both sides, they reveal how the Soviets inflicted a stunning defeat on a German plan to encircle six Soviet armies the middle of October 1941. Includes b/w illustrations and maps. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2012 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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2-72630 Raus, Erhard translated by Steve Newton PANZER OPERATIONS The Eastern Front Memoir of General Raus 1941-45,includes a detailed examination of the 6th Panzer at Leningrad, the attempt to relieve Stalingrad, 10 maps, index. 1 vol, 360 pgs 2005 US, DA CAPO PRESS
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1-70010 Reardon, Mark J. VICTORY AT MORTAIN:Panzer Counteroffensive 1944 The definitive account of the defeat of the best operational counterattack by the Wehrmacht during the D-Day campaign, b/w photos, (16) maps, biblio. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2002 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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1-201390 Rebentisch, ernst COMBAT HISTORY OF THE 23RD PANZER DIVISION in World War II, THE 103 maps, 636 b/w photos. Complete history of a German tank division that fought exclusively on the Eastern Front near Stalingrad and in Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, and Austria. Unit relied heavily on captured enemy tanks, such as Soviet T-34s. Illustrations include eight pages of color vehicle profiles. Valuable resource for armor modelers. 1 vol, 544 pgs 2013 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-212450 Reid, Pat ESCAPE FROM COLDITZ: 75th Anniversary Edition Reprint of the classic WWII escape game for two to six players that was designed by Major Pat Reid, one of only a handful of prisoners-of-war to escape Colditz Castle, and screenwriter Brian Degas. Each player is either an Allied prisoner collecting equipment to make a break or a German guard seeking to foil escape attempts.

Includes original and updated rules, new hand-painted artwork, an oversized board, 56 wooden playing pieces, 100 fully illustrated cards, a 32-page history book, and unique replicas of artifacts from the prison. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213150 Respond, Vincent THE POLISH ARMY IN 1939 Details the organization, planning, strength, and equipment of the Polish Army. Over 225 illustrations, many in color. 1 vol, 180 pgs 2017 US, WINGED HUSSAR PUBLISHING
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1-83522 Restayn, Jean & Moller, Nicolle OPERATION CITADEL:Vol 2 The North 9x12, (30) pages of full color maps, insignia and artwork; 540+ photos mostly seen or identified correctly for the first time; o/b's for both sides 1 vol, 400 pgs 2006 CANADA, JJ FEDOROWITZ
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1-80750 Reynolds, Michael EAGLES & BULLDOGS IN NORMANDY 1944 This is the story of two Infantry Divisions during the first weeks of the Normandy campaign. With battle cries of '29 - Let's Go!' and '3rd Division - Drive On!' the American 29th and British 3rd fought their way into OMAHA and SWORD beaches on D-day and then inland towards their respective objectives - the major communication centers of St. L 1 vol, 260 pgs 2003 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-59840 Richter, Klaus WEAPONS & EQUIPMENT OF THE GERMAN CAVALRY:1939-45 Weapons, uniforms and other equipment of theGerman cavalry on all fronts, 70+ b/w photos. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1995 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER PUBLIS'G
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1-204190 Rielly, Robin AMERICAN AMPHIBIOUS GUNBOATS IN WORLD WAR II: A History of LCI and LCS(L) Ships in the Pacific 183 photos & illustrations, 55 maps, glossary, appendices, notes, bibliography, index

As the United States began its campaign against numerous Japanese-held islands in the Pacific, Japanese tactics required them to develop new weapons and strategies. One of the most crucial to the island assaults was a new group of amphibious gunboats that could deliver heavy fire close in to shore as American forces landed.

These gunboats were also to prove important in the interdiction of inter-island barge traffic and, late in the war, the kamikaze threat. Several variations of these gunboats were developed, based on the troop carrying LCI(L). They included three conversions of the LCI(L), with various combinations of guns, rockets, and mortars, and a fourth gunboat, the LCS(L), based on the same hull but designed as a weapons platform from the beginning. By the end of the war the amphibious gunboats had proven their worth. 1 vol, 408 pgs 2013 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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1-210140 Rikmenspoel, Marc SUNWHEELS AND SIEGRUNEN: Wiking, Nordland, Nederland and the Germanic Waffen-SS in Photograph Volume 1 Oversized at 11.5 x 8.25, with 700+ b/w photos. First of two volumes.

Western European collaboration with the Germans is still misunderstood, nearly 70 years after the end of World War II. On the one hand, the countries involved have usually played down the number of volunteers they provided, while on the other, German propaganda often overstated the participation of foreigners, especially in the Waffen-SS.

The reality was that tens of thousands of volunteers from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland served in the Waffen-SS and the Legions it sponsored. They fought alongside other volunteers and conscripts from Estonia and Latvia in battles that are rarely mentioned in English-language literature, yet were often of decisive importance and vast scale.

The unprecedented coverage begins in this volume with the founding of the Germania Regiment in 1935, and continues with the forming of the famous Wiking Division in late 1940. Wiking is followed across Ukraine in 1941, and to the Caucasus the next year. The Dutch and Flemish Legions are shown in the hellish fighting along the Volkhov River, and the coverage extends to the Norwegian Legion that took part in the siege of Leningrad, and the Danish volunteers that were flown into the notorious Demyansk pocket. Even the little-known Norwegian ski company is portrayed during its time near the Arctic Circle in northern Russia. The photos include personalities, rare insignia, uniform details, many vehicle shots, and highly detailed captions. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2015 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-ATO041 Rinella, Michael AGAINST THE ODDS # 41: Circle of Fire -- Siege of Cholm 1942 Though now largely forgotten the successful defense of Cholm by Kampfgruppe Scherer ranks as one of the great small unit sieges of WWII and perhaps of all time. Now you can relive the first ten days of this epic battle, when the underfed soldiers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army attempted to capture the town, its food, and its vital road hub on the march and avoid what would ultimately become a long and unsuccessful siege.

As the Soviet side, you have more men, stronger artillery, and armor. As the German side, you have the town, the high ground, and air power. Hitler has declared Cholm a festung: there will be no withdrawal. In the waist-deep snow and sub-zero temperatures the battle will be fought to the last man and the last grenade.

Circle of Fire: The Siege of Cholm, 1942, by designer Michael Rinella, utilizes an updated version of the low-complexity area-impulse system first used in the award-winning Avalon Hill classic Storm Over Arnhem. Unlike that game, however, this design includes a hallmark of later area-impulse games: the sudden death mechanism to end turns unpredictably.

The game includes a full size area map produced directly from aerial photographs and situational maps, and 176 large counters. Easy to learn, quick to set up, and fast to play, Circle of Fire is both a great introduction to the area-impulse system and a great introductory conflict simulation game. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2013 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-211540 Robert Forczyk TANK WARFARE ON THE EASTERN FRONT 1943-1945: Red Steamroller By 1943, after the catastrophic German defeat at Stalingrad, the Wehmacht's panzer armies gradually lost the initiative on the Eastern Front. The tide of the war had turned. Their combined arms technique, which had swept Soviet forces before it during 1941 and 1942, had lost its edge. Thereafter the war on the Eastern Front was dominated by tank-led offensives and, as Robert Forczyk shows, the Red Army's mechanized forces gained the upper hand, delivering a sequence of powerful blows that shattered one German defensive line after another.

This offers insight into how the two most powerful WWII mechanized armies developed their tank tactics and weaponry during this period of growing Soviet dominance. He uses German, Russian, and English sources to provide the first comprehensive overview and analysis of armored warfare from the German and Soviet perspectives. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-1947618 Rocca, Samuel The Jewish Brigade in the British Army and Jewish units during World War II Includes 16 full-color pages, with many b/w illustrations and maps. Italian text, but English captions to images. All color plates have full English translations.

During the Second World War, no less than 35,000 Jews from Palestine, then under British mandate, served in the British army as volunteers. Towards the end of the war, in September 1944, was created a Jewish Brigade fighter, that servants' on the Italian front. Meanwhile, volunteers from Mandatory Palestine Jews served in the most 'diverse units' of the British Army, in foreign non-combatants as the pioneers (Army Pioneer Corps), transport (Royal Army Service Corps), genius (Royal Engineers), and units' fighters as artillery (Royal Artillery), aviation
(Royal Air Force) and Navy (Royal Navy), and of course the health '(Royal Army Medical
Corps).

No fewer than 3,500 women served as auxiliaries in the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) in various tasks. Volunteers Jews of Palestine were present in all theaters of war in which they fight, 'the British Army from France in 1940, Greece and Crete in 1941, the deserts of Egypt and Cyrenaica from 1940 until 1943, Ethiopia in 1941, Sicily and Italy from 1943 to 1945. Several doctors were found to operate in India, and some pilots flew combat missions against the Japanese in Burma. In addition, various special units were created, including the 51 Commando, the Special Interrogation Group (SIG), acting over the lines Afrika Korps, and various paratroopers acted on behalf of the Special Operations Executive in the Balkans, Italy, and several countries in Central Europe. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-930292 Romero, Javier and Havery, Eric S&T 292 NORTH CAPE North Cape: Convoy Battles in the Arctic, 1942-45 is a simulation of the convoy battles fought in the Barents Sea during World War Two. The game is played in several scenarios, each of which simulates one of the historical convoy battles in the Arctic. Each side must attempt to find and locate enemy positions and complete their missions. The objective in the game for the German player is to sink the largest number of enemy merchant ships possible. For the Allied player, the objective of the game is to bring the greatest number of merchant ships to the Soviet Union.

Components: One 22x34-inch map and 280 counters. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2015 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-51074 Roskill, Captain S.W. WAR AT SEA, THE:V3.2 The definitive history of the Royal Navy and those who served alongside, many maps, appendices. 1 vol, 502 pgs 1998 NASHVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-191640 Ross, Robert Todd Parachute Rifle Company Living Historian's Introduction to the Equipment, Organization, Tactics and Techniques of the U.S. Army's Elite Airborne Troops in Combat on the Western Front in WWII, 100's color and b/w images. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2010 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-972008 Rottman, Gordon 008 US Marine vs Japanese Infantryman - Guadalcanal 1942-43 The brutal fighting between US Marines and Japanese infantry on the island of Guadalcanal in many ways came to typify the island-hopping war in the Pacific. This book not only explores the differing tactics and equipment used by the two combatants but also shows how the challenges of fighting in inhospitable tropical jungles impacted on soldiers on the ground, as combatants had to deal not only with their determined opponents but also the twin issues of disease and stretched supply lines. Written by a former special forces veteran with extensive knowledge of jungle warfare, this fully illustrated book lifts the veil on one of the most pivotal and ferocious close combat duels of World War II.

Contents
Introduction
The opposing sides
The Battle of the Tenaru: August 19-21, 1942
The Henderson Field Attack: September 12-14, 1942
The Matanikau Counteroffensive: October 23-26, 1942
Analysis
Aftermath
Orders of battle
Bibliography
Index
1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-80340 Ruiz, Captain C. Kenneth USN(Ret) LUCK OF THE DRAW Memoir of a WWII Submariner, he served on the USS Pollack on eight patrols, sinking 50,000 tons of Japanese shipping, b/w maps/photos/drawings. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2005 US, ZENITH PRESS
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1-80230 Rush, Robert illust by E. Sharp & I. Palmer GI:The US Infantryman in World War II 7.5x11, SPECIAL EDITION combines War #45/53/56 along with new text/illust on the SW Pacific; a detailed look at how they fought, biblio, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2003 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-71760 Rush, Robert S. illust by Elizabeth Sharp GI:The US Infantryman in WWII 10.5x7.5, new text combined with the artwork and text from WARRIOR nos 45,53 & 56. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-202190 Sadler, John OPERATION MERCURY: The Fall of Crete 1941 Unlike the few other books written on the catastrophic fall of Crete in May 1941, this book concentrates on the military actions between the first German paratroop landing on 20 May and the final defeat and evacuation on 30 May.

As well as studying the strengths, tactics, leadership and weapons of both sides, the book contains numerous graphic personal anecdotes by participants, be they German, Allied, or Cretan. While the battle was a decisive defeat for the Allies, the Germans made a disastrous start. How they recovered from this so spectacularly is well covered.

This is a worthy addition to the Battleground series being both a fine study of the conflict and an invaluable guide. The Author has visited Crete on many occasions and knows the ground well. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2006 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-211490 Sadler, John OPERATION AGREEMENT: Jewish Commandos and the Raid on Tobruk The Special Interrogation Group (SIG) was the most exceptional of Special Forces. Created to raid behind enemy lines posing as German troops, the SIG was largely made up of German Jews who were all too aware of the dangers they faced -- capture meant either death or deportation to a concentration camp.

In 1942, Operation Agreement saw the SIG tasked with taking part in a raid on Tobruk, where they were to make up the land-based element of the attack. Disguised as POWs under escort by German-speaking SIGs the group covered close to 1,700 miles of desert to reach their target. The ruse worked perfectly and the SIG went on to destroy a number of coastal guns before eventually being overwhelmed by Axis forces.

This is the history of the SIG, revealing startling details about the group and offering moving insights into the Jewish volunteers. 1 vol, 376 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-208880 Salisbury, Trevor THE RISE OF HITLER ILLUSTRATED: Images Of War Series A Nazi propaganda book found in the ruins of a bomb-damaged German home in 1945 and recovered as a souvenir by a British soldier. It forms the basis for this photographic account of Hitler's early days as he gains acceptance and eventually took over the hearts and minds of the German people. Includes 150 b/w photos. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-200650 Sarkar, Dilip THE SINKING OF THE ROYAL OAK HMS Royal Oak was a Revenge-class battleship of the British Royal Navy, infamously torpedoed at anchor in Scapa Flow by the German submarine U-47 on 14 October 1939. Now lying upside-down in 30 meters of water with her hull 5 meters beneath the surface, Royal Oak is a designated war grave. Incorporates the latest research and interviews with survivors. The author, himself a deep wreck diver, has visited the naval wreck of the Royal Oak at Orkney on several expeditions. 103 photos. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2012 UK, AMBERLY
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1-204820 Sasser, Charles W. TWO FRONTS, ONE WAR: WWII While examining the wider historical perspective to lay the foundation, this book relates the individual stories of the Second World War - of Allied bomber pilots shot down over Germany, of American dog faces fighting to grip a toehold on Iwo Jima, of men struggling for survival during the Bataan Death March, of tankers in Europe and pilots who flew the first B-29s against Japan's mainland, of incredible feats of heroism and self-sacrifice, and even of great wartime romances.

The author interviewed more than two dozen US veterans for this book. Most of these stories have never before been published. Together, they provide a true account of what the war was really like for those individuals who actually fought it on the two main fronts of the war - Europe and the South Pacific. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2014 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-206090 Saunders, Andy Luftwaffe Bombers in the Battle of Britain - Images of War Luftwaffe Bombers in the Battle of Britain will contains some 140-150 images of German bomber aircraft during the summer of 1940. The images will cover the entirety of the battle and will depict losses across Britain during this period. Each picture will tell its own story, and will be fully captioned with historical detail.

Each section will have a short introduction and the images will include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/destroyed wreckages, photographs of pilots and other related illustrations. All images are from the author's unique collection of wartime photographs of Luftwaffe losses, collected from a variety of sources across some thirty-five years of research. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-206100 Saunders, Andy Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and the Blitz - Images of War Aircraft Salvage in the Battle of Britain and Blitz will comprise of some 140-150 images of the work of RAF and civilian salvage squads during the Battle of Britain, the Blitz and beyond. The images will depict losses across Britain, both RAF and German, during this period. Each picture will tell its own story, and will be fully captioned with historical detail. The author will be covering a topic that has rarely been examined in this detail.

Each section will have a short introduction and the images will include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/destroyed wreckages, photographs of pilots and other related illustrations. All images are from the author's unique collection of wartime photographs of Luftwaffe losses, collected from a variety of sources across some thirty-five years of research. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-209330 Saunders, Andy LUFTWAFFE BOMBERS IN THE BLITZ 1940-1941: Images of War series Comprises of 140-150 images of German bomber aircraft during the Blitz of 1940-1941. The images will cover the entirety of the Blitz and will also depict losses across Britain during this period. Each picture will tell its own story and will be fully captioned with historical detail.

Each section will have a short introduction and the images will include those of shot down aircraft, including relatively intact machines, badly damaged/destroyed/wrecked aircraft, pilots, and other related illustrations. All images are from the author's unique collection of wartime photographs of Luftwaffe losses, collected from a variety of sources across some 35 years of research. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-201380 Schaufler, Hans PANZER WARFARE ON THE EASTERN FRONT Vivid narrative of tank combat on the brutal Eastern Front during World War II. Describes clashes between German Tigers and Soviet T-34s and covers the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, Stalingrad, Kursk, and more. Contains numerous first-hand accounts. 100 b/w photos. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2013 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-64330 Schneider, Wolfang PANZERTAKTIK:German Small-Unit Armour Tactics 9x12, hundreds of maps/diagrams/drawings and b/wphotos highlight this look at every aspect ofcompany level operations, excellent book. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2000 CANADA, JJ FEDOROWICZ
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1-85030 Schneider, Wolfang DAS REICH TIGERS:Tigers of the 8.SS Panzer Regt. 9x12, (8) pages of color, maps, 1st hand accounts,for the first time this famous formation receivesa complete unit history devoted to it. 1 vol, 396 pgs 2006 CANADA, JJ FEDOROWICZ
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1-204150 Schrank, David THUNDER AT PROKHOROVKA: A Combat History of Operation Citadel, Kursk, July 1943 After the defeat at Stalingrad, Hitler had lost his momentum and was looking for a way to regain it. Operation Citadel was the intended means to fulfill that objective. If successful, a number of Soviet armies would be destroyed and the front line shortened, allowing for a better disposition of troops and a chance to rebuild Germany's exhausted reserves.

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the operational events on both salients. It also includes critical analysis of both sides that points out errors of judgment or application that collectively had an important impact on campaign results. The book is highly annotated to give the reader additional sources to study and to provide additional perspectives to gain as complete an understanding of this critical campaign as possible.

Besides an extensive text, the book's key strength is its mapping -- 32-full-page color maps are accompanied by seven large fold-out sheets of maps, also in color. Together these specially commissioned maps provide a remarkably detailed guide to the combat operations. Thunder at Prokhorovka is destined to become an important reference to the Battle of Kursk.

32pp color maps, seven fold-out color maps, and nine tables. 1 vol, 612 pgs 2014 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-191850 Schultz, Duane Crossing the Rapido-A Tragedy of World War II In Crossing the Rapido: A Tragedy of World War II, Duane Schultz follows the action at the ground level using survivors' interviews and army documents to tell the story of one division's sacrifice in war. In doing so, he demonstrates that the American soldier will face the greatest odds without protest, but expects those in command to share any failure or success. 40+ b/w illust, maps, biblio, index.
1 vol, 304 pgs 2010 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-80840 Sears, David LAST EPIC NAVAL BATTLE, THE:Voices from Leyte Gulf Moving account told thru the eyes of the veteranswho achieved victory in the biggest naval battleof WWII, b/w photos/map, notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 264 pgs 2005 US, PRAGER PUBLISHING
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1-25080 Seaton, Colonel Albert BATTLE FOR MOSCOW, THE Well-done account of a crucial WWII battle, b/w illust and maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 294 pgs 2003 EDISON, BOOK SALES INC
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1-210100 Seidelr, Hans HITLER'S ARTILLERY: 1939 - 1945 - Images of War Series Many of the photos of this illustrated record of the firepower of the German war machine between 1939 - 1945 came originally from the albums of individuals who took part in the war.

The images and text cover the guns in service with the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS and provide a unique visual record of artillery pieces. These include the 7.5cm 1.IG18, the 10.5cm infantry gun, the powerful 15cm field howitzer, heavy 18cm and 21cm mortars, and others including captured French, British and Russian guns.

These and other weapons are seen in action in Poland, the Low Countries, France, Balkans, North Africa, Italy and, of course, Russia. Initially a key part of the Blitzkrieg offensive concept. The emphasis became defensive as the tide turned against the Germans. Using over 250 rare and unpublished photographs together with detailed captions and accompanying text, this book provides a unique insight into German weaponry from early Blitzkrieg campaigns to the final demise of the Nazi empire. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-193700 Seidler, Hans Hitler's Tank Killer: Sturmgeschutz at War 1940 - 1945 - Images of War Series 11.5 x 7.5 inches, 250 b/w photos.

Sturmgeschutz III was originally designed as an assault weapon, but as war progressed it was increasingly used in a defensive role and evolved into an assault gun and tank destroyer. By 1943 its main role was providing anti-tank support to the units in its area of operation. This consequently led to many StuGs being destroyed in battle. Nonetheless, they were very successful as tank killers and destroyed, among others, many bunkers, pillboxes, and other defenses.

While not considered to be a true tank because it lacked a turret, the gun was mounded directly in the hull, with a low profile to reduce vehicle heights, and had a limited lateral traverse of a few degrees in either direction. Thus, the entire vehicle had to be turned in order to acquire targets. Omitting the turret made production much simpler and less costly, enabling greater numbers to be built. Most assault guns were mounted on the chassis of a Panzer III or Panzer IV, with the resultant model being called either a StuG III or StuG IV respectively. The StuG was one of the most effective tracked vehicles of World War II, and over 10,000 of them were eventually produced. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-199660 Seidler, Hans Luftwaffe Flak and Field Divisions 1939-1945 - Images of War Series Describes the evolution of units from Luftwaffe Flak units to Luftwaffe Field Divisions such as the Hermann Goring Division. 7.5 x 9.5 inches, 160 pages, 250 b/w images. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2012 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-202870 Seidler, Hans GERMAN MACHINE GUNS of the Second World War - Images of War Series Highly illustrated record of the German war machine between 1939 - 1945. Many of the photographs, all from the author's collection, come originally from the albums of individuals who took part in the war.

Arranged by theater chronologically, the book analyses the development of the machine gun and describes how the Germans carefully utilized weapons such as the MG34 and the much vaunted MG42 into both offensive and defensive roles. Supported by a host of other machine guns like the MP28, MP38/40 and the lethal Sturmgerher 44, it depicts how these formidable machine guns fought against an ever-increasing enemy threat.

Using over 250 rare and unpublished photographs together with detailed captions and accompanying text, this book provides a unique insight into German weaponry from early Blitzkrieg campaigns to the final demise of the Nazi empire. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2013 UK, PEN and SWORD
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1-87380 Senich, Peter THE GERMAN ASSAULT RIFLE:1935-1945 Comprehensive book from the recognized authorityon the history of modern weaponry. Includescomplete review of the ammo and special equipment.B/W photos and illusts. 1 vol, 313 pgs 1987 US, Paladin Press
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1-201850 Seodler, Hans HITLER'S BOY SOLDIERS: The Hitler Jugend Story - Images of War Series Founded in 1922 the Hitler Youth movement was the second oldest Nazi group. Comprising male youths aged 14 - 18, by December 1936 membership stood at over 5 million. During the Second World War, the role of Hitlerjugend evolved from assisting with the postal, train and fire services into full war fighting. Recruits went into units such as the elite 12th SS Panzer-Division 'Hitlerjugend' and we see graphic images of this Waffen-SS force in action both on the Eastern and Western fronts.

Even as the Nazi cause faced inevitable defeat these units fought with fanatical and disturbing bravery and after defeat in May 1945, elements carried out guerrilla actions in the Bavarian and Austrian mountains. 250 illustrations. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-51450 Sharp, Charles GERMAN PANZER TACTICS ON WORLD WAR II 8.5x11 Combat tactics of German Armored Units from Section to Regiment, o/b's for Panzer & PanzerGrenadier Divisions, biblio. 1 vol, 101 pgs 1998 US, GEORGE NAFZIGER
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1-51460 Sharp, Charles SOVIET INFANTRY TACTICS IN WORLD WAR II 8.5x11 from Squad to Rifle Company, o/b's for squad, platoon & company. 1 vol, 122 pgs 1998 US, GEORGE NAFZIGER
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1-206440 Sheperd, Ben H TERROR IN THE BALKANS: German Armies and Partisan Warfare Germany's 1941 seizure of Yugoslavia led to an insurgency as bloody as any in World War II. The Wehrmacht waged a brutal counter-insurgency campaign in response, and by 1943 German troops in Yugoslavia were engaged in operations that ranked among the largest of the entire European war. Their actions encompassed massive reprisal shootings, the destruction of entire villages, and huge mobile operations unleashed not just against insurgents but also against the civilian population believed to be aiding them.

Includes: Before the Great War: Changes in the Officer Corps; Forging a Wartime Mentality: The Impact of World War I; Bridging Two Hells: The 1920s and 1930s; Invasion and Occupation: Yugoslavia, 1941; Islands in an Insurgent Sea: The 704th Infantry Division in Serbia; Settling Accounts in Blood: The 342nd Infantry Division in Serbia; Standing Divided: The Independent State of Croatia, 1942; Glimmers of Sanity: The 718th Infantry Division in Bosnia; The Morass: Attitudes Harden in the 718th Infantry Division; and The Devil's Division: The 369th Infantry Division in Bosnia, 1943. 1 vol, 385 pgs 2014 US, HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-81852 Shore, Chris AIR WAR OVER BURMA V2:Allies Fight Back 1942-1945 Using official sources, log books, letters and interviews the author tells the story of the long road back against the Japanese, 200 photos, tables, biblio, index. 1 vol, 500 pgs 2005 UK, GRUB STREET
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1-198910 Sides, Hampton GHOST SOLDIERS: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite US Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty miles in an attempt to rescue more than 500 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a surreally hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing - elsewhere in the Philippines, the Japanese Army had already executed American prisoners as it retreated from the advancing US Army. As the Rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8,000 battle-hardened enemy troops.

Hampton Sides' vivid minute-by-minute narration of the raid and his chronicle of the prisoners' wrenching experiences are masterful. But Ghost Soldiers is far more than a thrilling saga. Hampton Sides explores the mystery of human behavior under extreme duress - the resilience of the prisoners, who defied the Japanese authorities even as they endured unspeakable tortures; the violent cultural clashes with Japanese guards and soldiers steeped in the warrior ethic of Bushido; and the complex motivations of the US high command, some of whom could justly be charged with abandoning the men of Bataan in 1942. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2001 US, DOUBLEDAY
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2-198910 Sides, Hampton GHOST SOLDIERS: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite US Army 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty miles in an attempt to rescue more than 500 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a surreally hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing - elsewhere in the Philippines, the Japanese Army had already executed American prisoners as it retreated from the advancing US Army. As the Rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8,000 battle-hardened enemy troops.

Hampton Sides' vivid minute-by-minute narration of the raid and his chronicle of the prisoners' wrenching experiences are masterful. But Ghost Soldiers is far more than a thrilling saga. Hampton Sides explores the mystery of human behavior under extreme duress - the resilience of the prisoners, who defied the Japanese authorities even as they endured unspeakable tortures; the violent cultural clashes with Japanese guards and soldiers steeped in the warrior ethic of Bushido; and the complex motivations of the US high command, some of whom could justly be charged with abandoning the men of Bataan in 1942.

1 vol, 352 pgs 2001 US, DOUBLEDAY
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1-201870 Simons, Graham FIGHTERS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN WORLD WAR II: - Images of War Series There has been bookshelf after bookshelf of books compiled, written and published about British aircraft, the Royal Air Force and the activities of its pilots during World War Two. Tales of derring do, bravery and gallantry quite rightly litter the bookshelves and libraries, but little has appeared in print about the could be called the unsung heroes, those that designed, built and maintained the fighting equipment used to eventually defeat the enemy.

This is all the more incredible when one realizes that there exists a huge archive of images that have survived which clearly show the skills and scale of what went on. These images of war - many of which are seen here for almost the first time in seventy years - form a remarkable tribute to the designers, engineers and workers who did so much. 200 b/w photos. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2012
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1-201120 Smith, Alistair ROMMEL'S ARMY IN THE DESERT - Images of War Series When German General Rommel and the lead elements of what would become the Afrika Korps landed in Libya in February 1941, nobody could have foreseen the legendary status they would achieve. Sent to support the faltering Italians, they were eventually able to drive the Allies to the very gates of Egypt. Fighting over hostile and rugged terrain, often outnumbered and outgunned, they were only finally undone by their defeat at El Alamein and Allied landings to their rear.

This collection of photographs is taken from the albums of three members of the vaunted Afrika Korps. For the first time the daily reality of the North African campaign can be seen from the German point of view. With numerous photographs of vehicles and men at work, this collection paints a portrait of the rugged and dangerous conditions as well as the harsh and brutal nature of desert warfare. 250 b/w photos. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-213110 Soviet General Staff and edited by Richard Harrison OPERATION BAGRATION: 23 June-29 August 1944 - The Rout of the German Forces In Belorussia Covers the Red Army's Belorussian strategic operation: the linchpin of the 10 major Soviet offensive efforts launched that year to clear the country of the invader. During the course of this operation, the German position along the western strategic direction was destroyed and the stage was set for an advance into Poland and Germany. The success of this operation also set the stage for the Red Army's subsequent advance into the Baltic and South-Eastern Europe.

Like most works generated by the General Staff, the Belorussian study divides the operation into two parts: preparation and conduct. The first deals with the massive efforts by the First Baltic and the First, Second, and Third Belorussian Fronts to accumulate the men and materiel to break through the German defenses in the swampy and forested terrain of Belorussia. It contains valuable information on the overall correlation of forces, equipment and troops' densities along the breakthrough sectors and Soviet plans for supplying the offensive, as well as detailed information regarding the employment of the various combat arms.

The second part deals with the actual conduct of the several front operations that comprised the overall effort. This section covers the initial breakthrough battles and the encirclement of the Vitebsk and Bobruisk garrisons, followed by the capture of Minsk and the encirclement of sizable German forces east of the city.

The narrative then continues with the follow-on operations to cut off German forces in the Baltic States and to seize crossings over the Vistula River in Eastern Poland. Compiled and written by professional staff officers, this study provides a detailed look at the conduct of one of the major operations of the WWII. This latest work, along with other studies in this series, offers another insight into the Red Army's conduct of the war at the operational-strategic level. 1 vol, 534 pgs 2017 UK, HELION
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1-199210 Stahel KIEV 1941: Hitler's Battle for Supremacy in the East In just four weeks in the summer of 1941, the German Wehrmacht wrought unprecedented destruction on four Soviet armies, conquering central Ukraine and killing or capturing 750,000 men. This was the Battle of Kiev - one of the largest and most decisive battles of World War II and, for Hitler and Stalin, a battle of crucial importance.

The book charts the battle's dramatic course and aftermath, uncovering the irreplaceable losses suffered by Germany's 'panzer groups' despite their battlefield gains, and the implications of these losses for the German war effort. He illuminates the inner workings of the German army as well as the experiences of ordinary soldiers, showing that with the Russian winter looming and Soviet resistance still unbroken, victory came at huge cost and confirmed the turning point in Germany's war in the East. 20+ b/w illust, 13 b/w maps. 1 vol, 484 pgs 2012 UK, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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1-203050 Stanley II, Colonel Roy THE NORMANDY INVASION June 1944 - Looking Down on War The Normandy Invasion literally takes a different view of D-Day and just beyond, showing the well-known events using 200+ aerial photos. This is what anxiously waiting senior officers knew about progress in the early hours of 6 June 1944. The RAF and USAAF imagery used is almost entirely from long dormant US Department of Defense Intelligence files. Examining the invasion scene beach-by-beach, the eyes of a trained, experienced photo interpreter uncover details a layman would certainly miss.

This overview of Normandy landings and subsequent combat shows the scope and sweep of battle and helps explain why some objectives were reached, why some units forged ahead where others were stalled. We see the beaches as never before; their width at low tide; the support vessels off shore and equipment moving inland; formidable beach obstacles, and pre-invasion aerial reconnaissance.

Think of this book as an adjunct to all the ground-level photos you have seen of men leaving landing craft or crouching beside sea walls - a different perspective on one of the momentous military actions of the last hundred years. Refer to this book when you read about D-Day and actually see what other authors have written about. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-210510 Stanley, Colonel Roy M M EVOLUTION OF AIRBORNE OPERATIONS 1939 - 1945 The development of air transport in the early 20th Century led military strategists to examine the concept of inserting light infantry at key points behind enemy lines by air landing and air drop.

The Germans were first off-the-mark with assaults in Norway and at Eben Emael in 1940. Crete saw a larger scale attack but while ultimately victorious the cost of men and equipment involved deterred any further Axis operation.

The Allies on the other hand developed the concept dramatically with the large scale operation Husky in Sicily. While only partially successful - there was massive loss of life and aircraft - airborne operations were a key, if relatively minor, element of Operation Overlord.

The most famous airborne operation was the large scale but ill-fated Market Garden. Almost successful the Arnhem battle goes down as a heroic defeat. The culmination of WWII airborne operations was the multi-division Rhine Crossing Varsity. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-196960 Stanton, Shelby WORLD WAR II ORDER OF BATTLE This extraordinary encyclopedic reference book provides a detailed picture of the US Army's fighting edge, covering the structure and organization of the Army's ground combat forces in WWII. A must for historians, collectors, veterans and military buffs. 8 color pp. 75 b&w photos. 648 pp. 9 x 12. 1 vol, 621 pgs 1991 US, GALAHAD BOOKS
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1-SS7003 Stavropoulos GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD: EL ALAMEIN 1942 During the summer the exhausted British forces in charge of conducting the war in the North African desert were in retreat across all sectors, unable to oppose the 'Rommel phenomenon'. The last obstacle on the road to Alexandria was the British 8th Army, which had finally halted at the isolated El Alamein railroad station after a long, bitter retreat.

At this significant spot, the disciplined British troops and their battle-hardened allies, under General Bernard Law Montgomery, prepared to make a final stand. Rommel launched a violent assault, but was unable to overcome his opponents' stubborn defense. After a bloody 12-day battle, the Africakorps was forced to retreat. The soon-to-be-legendary 8th Army had smashed German dreams of dominating North Africa. Enriched with color and b/w photographs, color maps, aircraft and tank profiles and color illustrations of uniforms. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2008 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-SS7007 Stavropoulos, V illust by Shummate, J and others GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD: Britain 1940 The confrontation between Britain's Royal Air Force and Germany's Luftwaffe was the first large scale success against Hitler's aggression, and it is one of the defining episodes in the long history of the British nation. Very inclusive account includes comparison of the Spitfire Mk.I vs Bf 109E, the bombing of London, Operation Sealion, Italian involvement, foreigners in the RAF and the nature and personalities of the opposing commanders.

This volume allows the reader to experience the titanic battle as never before: tactics, aircraft, equipment, uniforms, and the men and women who lived it. Enriched with color and black and white photographs (including 10 page Photographic Tribute to the Battle of Britain), color maps, 50 aircraft profiles and 9 color uniform illustrations 1 vol, 160 pgs 2009 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-200320 Steinhardt, Dr. Frederick P. (ed) PANZER LEHR DIVISION 1944-45 The first volume in the new Helion series WWII German Military Studies prints an extensive number of reports written by former officers of the Division, principally its commander Fritz Bayerlein. Virtually all of these reports have remained unpublished since they were written soon after the end of WWII. They cover all aspects of the Division's history, although with particular emphasis upon events in Normandy, the Ardennes and Germany. A number of the reports include detailed order-of-battle and other organizational data. Includes photos, tables, diagrams, and 41 maps. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2012 UK, Helion & Co
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1-204620 Stenge, Csaba B. BAPTISM OF FIRE: The First Combat Experiences of the Royal Hungarian Air Force and Slovak Air Force, March 1939 Here's a little-known invasion on the eve of WWII supported with 100+ b/w photos, eight pages of color aircraft profiles, and one map.

From the Hungarian point of view, occupying its former territory of Sub-Carpathia was very important. Hungary was surrounded on three sides by the hostile Little Entente countries (Czechoslovakia, Rumania and Yugoslavia) and on the fourth side, since the Anschluss in March, 1938, by the Third Reich. To break this encirclement, it was necessary to restore the common border with Hungary's historical ally, Poland and this was achieved by the occupation of this territory. For the Hungarian Armed Forces, the short border conflict with Slovakia was only the closing phase of the occupation of Sub-Carpathia.

From the Slovakian point of view, however, this is a far more important conflict. Slovakia became independent for the first time in its history in March, 1939. Parallel to Slovak independence, the Czech territories from the former Czechoslovakia were seized by the Third Reich and Sub-Carpathia was occupied by Hungary. The invasion of a border area of Slovakia by the Hungarians was considered by the Slovaks as a direct threat to the independence of the country.

During the Hungarian occupation of Sub-Carpathia, their ground troops were supported by Hungarian reconnaissance and bomber forces. During the border conflict with Slovakia, a short but fierce clash started between the contending air forces. Slovak planes strafed and bombed Hungarian ground troops on 23 March 1939, but the heaviest clashes happened the very next day, when extensive air-to-air combat occurred. Clashes saw Hungarian Fiat CR.32s come up against Slovak Avia fighters and Letov reconnaissance and light attack planes. Also on that day, Hungarian Ju 86 bombers raided the main Slovak air base.

The majority of Hungarian materials relating to the combat have been lost or destroyed, so author Csaba Stenge Ph.D. has put in a Herculean effort to construct this account. The text contains details of the historical background to the conflict, a full account of the combat, as well as notes on Hungarian aviators decorated for their performance, short biographies of Hungarian aviators credited with aerial victories, and a list of Hungarian anti-aircraft claims and aerial victories. Besides this, the book contains over 100 rare and mostly previously unpublished images, as well as a selection of superb color profiles showing camouflage and markings for the aircraft of both air forces. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2014 UK, Helion and Co.
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1-206600 Stille, Mark THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY IN THE PACIFIC WAR The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) was the third most powerful navy in the world at the start of World War II, and came to dominate the Pacific in the early months of the war. This was a remarkable turnaround for a navy that only began to modernize in 1868, although defeats inflicted on the Russians and Chinese in successive wars at the turn of the century gave a sense of the threat the IJN was to pose.

Bringing together for the first time material previously published in Osprey series books, and with the addition of new writing making use of the most recent research, this book details the Japanese ships which fought in the Pacific and examines the principles on which they were designed, how they were armed, when and where they were deployed and how effective they were in battle. A valuable reference source for Pacific War enthusiasts and historians, The Imperial Japanese Navy in the Pacific War provides a history of the IJN's deployment and engagements, analysis of the evolution of strategy and tactics, and finally addresses the question of whether it truly was a modern navy, fully prepared for the rigors of combat in the Pacific.

Contents: Introduction; IJN Strategy and Tactics in the Pacific War; The IJN in the Pacific War; Carriers; Battleships; Heavy Cruisers; Light Cruisers; Destroyers; Submarines; Conclusion; and Analysis.
1 vol, 392 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213200 Stokes, Neil SU-76 ON THE BATTLEFIELD: World War Two Photobook Series The SU-76 and SU-76M were the most widely produced Soviet self-propelled artillery pieces of the Second World War, second only to the T-34 tank in terms of production numbers. The SU-76M saw action in all campaigns in the latter years of the war and continued to serve with the Soviet Army and other states long after the war. This book provides a concise yet comprehensive description of the development, production and service of this important series, followed by extensive photographic coverage of the SU-76 and SU-76M in service. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2017 UK, PEKO PUBLISHING
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1-205190 Stolfi, Dr Russel THE 7th PANZER DIVISION IN FRANCE AND RUSSIA: Rommel's Ghost Division This excellent study was commissioned by the US Marine Corps from the distinguished academic and military historian Russel Stolfi. This groundbreaking work is more than just a Divisional history. The whole basis of Rommel's exceptional handling is summed up in Stolfi's masterful conclusion 'Rommel had a bias for action.'

The book traces the actions of the 7th 'Ghost' division in France during 1940 and the early part of the campaign in Russia during 1941. This powerful work brilliantly illustrates the genius of Rommel as a Divisional commander. Long out of print, this new edition brings back into circulation a classic piece of military history writing for a new audience. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-31240 Stolfi, R.H. HITLER'S PANZERS EAST: WWII Reinterpreted How close did Germany come to winning World War II? Did Hitler throw away victory in Europe after his troops had crushed the Soviet field armies defending Moscow by August 1941? R.H.S. Stolfi offers a dramatic new picture of Hitler's conduct in World War II and a fundamental reinterpretation of the course of the war.

Adolf Hitler generally is thought to have been driven by a blitzkrieg mentality in the years 1939 to 1941. In fact, Stolfi argues, he had no such outlook on the war. From the day Britain and France declared war, Hitler reacted with a profoundly conservative cast of mind and pursued a circumscribed strategy, pushing out siege lines set around Germany by the Allies. Interpreting Hitler as a siege Fuhrer explain his apparent aberrations in connection with Dunkirk, his fixation on the seizure of Leningrad, and his fateful decision in the summer of 1941 to deflect Army Group Center into the Ukraine when Moscow and potential victory on the East Front were within its reach.

Unaware of Hitler's siege orientation, the German Army planned blitz campaigns. Through daring operational concepts and bold tactics, the army won victories over several Allied powers in World War II, and these led to the great campaign against the Soviet Union in summer of 1941. Stolfi postulates that in August 1941, German Army Group Center had the strength both to destroy the Red field armies defending the Soviet capital and to advance to Moscow and beyond. The defeat of the Soviet Union would have assured victory in World War II. Nevertheless, Hitler diverted the army to secure the resources of the Ukraine against a potential siege. The chance for a German victory slipped away.

This radical reinterpretation of Hitler and the capabilities of the German Army leads to a reevaluation of World War II, in which the lesson to be learned is not how the Allies won the war, but how close the Germans came to a quick and decisive victory -- long before the United States was drawn into the battle. 1 vol, 286 pgs 1993 NORMAN, UNIV OF OKLAHOMA
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1-197280 Stone, David SHATTERED GENIUS: The Decline and Fall of the German General Staff in World War II This work describes the turbulent existence of the German general staff from its resurrection by Hitler in 1935 to the end of World War II. It highlights the increasingly fractured relationship between general staff officers and Hitler during this period. The crisis of conscience that many officers faced is also highlighted, as the articles of the Soldier's Oath-a personal vow of loyalty to Hitler himself-seemed increasingly irreconcilable with the actions of an ideologically obsessed and dangerous leader.

This deteriorating situation that culminated in von Stauffenberg's abortive attempt to assassinate the Fuhrer in 1944. The failure of this plot and the unsuccessful efforts to initiate Operation Valkyrie, a plan to wrest control of Germany from the Nazis, ultimately sealed the fate of the general staff as both Hitler and Himmler exacted a series of savage reprisals in the final stages of the war. Using a wealth of new research material, David Stone has produced a masterful account of this tumultuous period.

The book dispels many prevalent myths that surround the general staff, such as its perceived infallibility, the belief that it unquestioningly supported Hitler's policies, and the convention that it was primarily the general staff which persuaded Hitler to declare war in 1939. At the same time, it identifies failings of the general staff as a whole that meant serious errors of judgment were made in dealings with the Nazis both before and after the party's rise to power. Yet the general staff was still able to prosecute the war effectively up to late 1941 and to prolong the conflict to 1945, despite overwhelming odds and diminished resources. 1 vol, 424 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE
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1-71680 Strasner, Peter EUROPEAN VOLINTEERS:5.SS Panzer Division Wiking',100+ b/w photos Spending all its time on the Eastern Front, it gained a reputation as one of the hardest fighting units -- Allied or Axis -- in WWII. includes 30+ maps and numerous detailed appendices index. 1 vol, 480 pgs 2006 CANADA, J.J. FEDOROWICZ
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1-199680 Sutherland, Jonathan and Canwell, Diane U-108 at War - Images of War Series Photos taken from an unpublished album that belonged to a member of the crew of U-boat U-108 during World War II. These good quality photos show every aspect life aboard before, during and after a typical mission into the Atlantic. Stunning shots of the sinking of Allied shipping and the rescue of their crews. Rarely seen below-deck views show just how cramped the living and working conditions were in a submerged craft. Shots from the conning tower in mid-ocean demonstrate the vile sea conditions that the vessels were forced to endure, from gigantic seas to frozen decks and equipment. The comradeship of the close-knit crew is expressed in shots showing how the men's domestic chores were performed in the confined space. 7.5 x 9.5 inches, 144 pages, 120 b/w photos. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2012 UK, Pen and Sword
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1-194360 Sutherland, Jonathan and Diane Canwell Blitzkrieg Poland: - Images of War Series 7.5 x 9.5 inches and 120 illustrations.

These photographs are taken from three unpublished albums featuring the German invasion of Poland in 1939. One set was taken by an SS officer, another by a regular officer, and the third by a soldier attached to a medical unit. Included are German units on the move, tanks, artillery, and aircraft.

There are several shots of recently knocked out Polish vehicles, captured Polish troops and civilians. The shots reflect the rapid pace of the German advance through Poland, some of the cities, towns and villages show signs of heavy fighting, whilst others appear to be untouched. One of the sets show a German unit mounted in fast open cars, heavily armed, and speeding through the Polish countryside. Another features armored vehicles and engineers, while another shows the ambulance teams moving up to the front through devastation and chaos.

There are also numerous opportunities throughout the book to see uniforms in their various guises and how they were actually worn in practice. There are shots of earlier German armor, 'antique' Polish armor, and photographs of German troops at rest and preparing to move forward again. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-80360 Sweetman, John TIRPITZ:Hunting the Beast Between May 1940 & November 1944 on thirty-three different occasions a total 700+ British Aircraft bombed, mined or torpedoed this ship, fascinating tale, b/w photos, biblio, index. 1 vol, 270 pgs 2004 UK, SUTTON PUBLISHING
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1-202770 Swiecicki, Marek WITH THE RED DEVILS AT ARNHEM: Personal Experiences with the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade 1944 Reprint of a fascinating eyewitness account published shortly after the Battle of Arnhem itself. The author, a Pole himself, was attached to the the 1st Polish Parachute Brigade, saw action at Arnhem, and managed to escape capture and return to Allied lines. He penned his account within weeks of returning, and as a result he offers a vivid insight into the experiences of the Poles at Arnhem, written in an exciting and lively manner. The reprint has been expanded with additional notes providing further information and context. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2013 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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1-198080 Szamveber, Norbert WAFFEN-SS ARMOUR IN NORMANDY: Combat History of SS Panzer Regiment 12 and SS Panzerjager Abteilung 12, Normandy 1944 Based on their original war diaries found in Prague, this is a day-by-day reproduction of the unit's entries from June to August 1944, with annotations by the author. The unit started the period with 205 tanks and officially lost 122 (all but eight to combat losses), but records are sketchy and most likely had been more. The Aug 9 entry notes 1st Bttn had only five surviving tanks while 2nd Bttn mentions 10. Entries discuss losses and combats, movements (with village/town names), enemy losses, ammo expenditures, and more.

Documents from SS-Panzer Regiment 12 presented in the book include the following: combat reports, list of knocked-out enemy tanks, German personnel and tank losses, combat orders, summary of acquired combat experiences and others. In addition, the book has benefited from the contribution of rare information, photographs and documents from the archive of noted Waffen-SS historian Mark C. Yerger.

Appendices include variety of copied documents. Includes 61 photographs, 21 documents, five black/white and eight color maps, and 23 tables.

All color maps are two-page spreads that cover Caen, Operations Totalize and Tractable, and Falaise. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2012 UK, HELION
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1-204440 Szamveber, Norbert DAYS OF BATTLE: Armoured Operations North of the River Danube, Hungary 1944-45 Presents detailed accounts of four important clashes of German-Hungarian and Soviet armor north of the river Danube 1944-1945, in the southern territory of the historical Upper Hungary (part of Hungary between 1938 and 1945, at the present time now part of Slovakia) in three separate studies. 24 b/w photos, 16 color maps.

The first is an account of the battle between the Ipoly and Garam rivers during the second half of December 1944, in which the elite Hungarian Division Szent Laszlo saw action for the first time.

The second study is about the fierce tank battle of Komarom, fought between the 6-22 January 1945. This was an integral part of the Battle for Budapest, parallel in time with Operation Konrad.

The third part of the book describes the combat during the German Operation Sudwind in February 1945 and the Soviet attack launched in the direction of Bratislava in March 1945.

The author, chief of Hungary's military archives, has based his research firmly on files and documentation from German, Hungarian and Soviet sources. The book's authoritative text is supported by photographs and color battle maps. This is a very important new study that throws much-needed light on armored warfare on the Eastern Front during the final months of the war. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2014 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-210790 Szamveber, Norbert THE SWORD BEHIND THE SHIELD: A Combat History of the German Efforts to Relieve Budapest 1945 - Operation 'Konrad' I, III, III The history of the Hungarian theater of war from late August 1944 to the end of March 1945 is a special chapter of the history of the Eastern Front during World War II. The Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts had encircled Budapest by Christmas 1944, after very heavy combat. However, this was just the first phase of a period of intense combat, as Adolf Hitler and the German High Command planned the relief of the Hungarian capital.

The reinforced IV SS-Panzerkorps was designated for this task and its units were transferred rapidly from Polish territory to Hungary. Two operational plans were swiftly devised by the Germans, before they chose that code-named 'Konrad.' This was an armored strike from the Komarom region through the mountains south of the river Danube to the Buda side of the Hungarian capital. The first day of Operation Konrad was 1 January 1945, and marked the beginning of a series of fierce clashes that lasted for nearly six weeks, a very special period in the history of the Battle for Budapest. Both sides employed significant numbers of armored forces in these battles, including heavy tanks.

The German-Hungarian forces tried to break through to Budapest three times in three different locations, but each time they struck relocated Soviet tank, mechanized, rifle, cavalry, artillery, and anti-tank units from 3rd Ukrainian Front's reserve. In January 1945, furious tank battles developed in the eastern part of Transdanubia in Hungary, especially in the areas of Bajna, Zsambek, Zamoly, Pettend, Vereb, Dunapentele and Szekesfehervar. After the third and strongest German attempt (code-named Konrad 3), which also failed, the Soviet troops launched a counter-offensive in late January 1945 to encircle and eliminate the advancing enemy forces. But the German armored Kampfgruppen managed to blunt the Soviet attack, which eventually wound down and fragmented, mirroring the German offensives before it.

This work is based mainly on German, Soviet and Hungarian archival records (e.g. war diaries, daily and after-action reports, etc.). In addition, a number of rare unit histories, contemporary private diaries and reliable personal memoirs, from generals to enlisted men, have also been used by the author. The combat actions are extremely detailed, and provide a day-by-day account. The author analyzes the command and control systems at operational and tactical levels and the losses of both sides. For a better understanding of the events the book includes many detailed specially-commissioned color battle maps. 1 vol, 408 pgs 2016 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-51030 Taaffe, Stephen R. MACARTHUR'S JUNGLE WAR:1944 New Guinea Campaign An examination of the campaign and individual ops,numerous b/w maps, chpt notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 312 pgs 1998 LAWRENCE, UNIV OF KANSAS
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1-202350 Thomas, Pau; PANZER IV AT WAR 1939 - 1945: Images of War Series Tells the story of the production of the Panzer IV to the key battles in Poland, France, North Africa, Italy, Russia and North West Europe. Initially the Panzer IV was designed as an infantry support tank, but soon proved to be so diverse and effective that it earned a unique tactical role on the battlefield.

The book shows how the Panzer IV evolved and describes how the Germans carefully utilized all available reserves and resources into building numerous variants that went into production and saw action on the battlefield. It depicts how these formidable tanks were adapted and up-gunned to face the ever increasing enemy threat.

Between 1936 and 1945, over 8,000 Panzer IV's were built. For most of the war this tank was a match for its opponents' heavy tanks and quickly and effectively demonstrated its superiority on the battlefield.

The Panzer IV was the only German tank to remain in production during the war. Its chassis was converted into more models than any other Panzers that entered service. As well as the various prototype projects and command tanks, observation vehicles, ammunition carriers, recovery vehicles, amphibious armored ferry vehicles that saw service, the book will show a multiple of converted anti-tank propelled vehicles.

The author also wrote Panzer IV at War and German Halftracks at War, both in the Images of War series. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2012
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1-202340 Thomas, Paul PANZER III AT WAR 1939 - 1945: Images of War Series With comprehensive captions and text, this superb book is the latest in the best-selling Images of War Series and the second installment of the author's pictorial history of the German Panzers in WWII. First in the series was Panzer IV at War, and the author also wrote German Halftracks at War.

The Panzer III saw almost continuous action from the annexation of Czechoslakia, the invasion of Poland and then France and the Low countries, in North Africa, Italy, the Eastern Front and, finally, the retreat back into Germany.

Between 1936 and 1945, many thousands of Panzer III's were built. It quickly demonstrated its superiority on the battlefield and, for most of the war, remained a match for its opponents tanks.

The superb collection of images shows how these formidable tanks were adapted and up-gunned to face the ever-increasing enemy threat. The expert commentary describes how the Germans carefully utilized all available reserves and resources into building numerous production variants and how they coped on the battlefield. This is a splendid description of the one of the German's foremost fighting machines and a worthy successor volume to the acclaimed Panzer IV at War. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2012
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1-208900 Thomas, Paul HITLER'S LIGHT PANZERS AT WAR: Images of War series Includes 250 rare and unpublished photographs together with detailed captions and accompanying text that analyzes the development of the light Panzer, which ranged from the Panzer I and II to the Czech build Panzer 35 & 38t. It also depicts how these tanks were adapted and up-gunned to face the ever-increasing enemy threat. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-SS3010 Thompson, Leroy US AIRBORNE IN ACTION From their early beginnings through campaigns of WW II. US Paratroops and glider troops saw action in all major battles in Europe as well as landings in the Philippines & Burma. Over 100 photos, 40 detail drawings, 16 color paintings. 1 vol, 50 pgs 2006 US, SQUADRON/SIGNAL
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1-200250 Thorburn, Gordon JOCKS IN THE JUNGLE: The Second Battalion of the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment, The Black Watch, and the First Battalion of the 26th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) as Chindits These were first-class British infantry, but not the super-selected special forces types that we know today. Nevertheless, it was a special-forces job they were supposed to do and that is what they were called, Special Force.

The challenge in Madhya Pradesh was to turn themselves into jungle fighters as good as the Japanese. They had a few short months to become Chindits.

The two brigades they joined numbered 7,677 officers and men going into the jungle, of whom 531 were killed, captured, or missing, and around 1,600 were wounded. By the end, some 3,800 were too sick to fight. Only 1,754 could be classified as 'effective' when they came out and, in truth, half of those were fit for no more than a hospital bed. It was a miracle anybody survived at all. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2012 UK, Pen & Sword
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1-204980 Tillman, Barrett US MARINE CORPS: Fighter Squadrons of World War II The US Marine Corps has a long heritage of aviation excellence, celebrating its centennial in 2012. While 'flying leathernecks' made their mark in both world wars, Korea, Vietnam and throughout the global war on terrorism, in the public mind they are best known for their exploits in World War II. By far the best known Marine aviators are fighter pilots, namely Greg 'Pappy' Boyington, Marion Carl, Joe Foss, John L Smith, and many more, but the historic and organizational background often is lacking.
Contents
* Foreword and Introduction: Forty-five Months of Combat
* Combat Squadrons: VMF-111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 121, 122, 123, 124, 155, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 251, 311, 312, 313, 314, 321, 322, 323, 351, 422, 441, 451, 452, 511, 512, 513, VMF(N)-531, 532, 533, 534, 541, 542, 543.
* Biographies: Who Is the Top Marine Ace?
* The Aircraft
* Bibliography
* Further Reading Appendices
1 vol, 336 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-209130 Timofeeva-Egorova, Anna OVER FIELDS OF FIRE: Flying the Sturmovik in Action on the Eastern Front 1942-45 During the 1930s the Soviet Union launched a major effort to create a modern Air Force. That process required training tens of thousands of pilots. Among those pilots were larger numbers of young women, training shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts. A common training program of the day involved studying in 'flying clubs' during leisure hours, first using gliders and then training planes. Following this, the best graduates could enter military schools to become professional combat pilots or flight navigators. The author of this book passed through all of those stages and had become an experienced training pilot when the USSR entered the war.

Volunteering for frontline duty, the author flew 130 combat missions piloting the U2 biplane in a liaison squadron. In the initial period of the war, the German Luftwaffe dominated the sky. Daily combat sorties demanded bravery and skill from the pilots of the liaison squadron operating obsolete, unarmed planes. Over the course of a year the author was shot down by German fighters three times but kept flying nevertheless.

In late 1942 Anna Egorova became the first female pilot to fly the famous Sturmovik (ground attack) plane that played a major role in the ground battles of the Eastern Front. Earning the respect of her fellow male pilots, the author became not just a mature combat pilot, but a commanding officer.

Over the course of two years the author advanced from ordinary pilot to the executive officer of the Squadron, and then was appointed Regimental navigator, in the process flying approximately 270 combat missions over the southern sector of the Eastern Front initially (Taman, the Crimea) before switching to the 1st Belorussian Front, and seeing action over White Russia and Poland.

This is a quite unique story of courage, determination and bravery in the face of tremendous personal adversity. The many obstacles Anna had to cross before she could fly first the Po-2, then the Sturmovik, are recounted in detail, including her tough work helping to build the Moscow Metro before the outbreak of war. Above all, Over Fields of Fire is a very human story - sometimes sad, sometimes angry, filled with hope, at other times with near-despair, abundant in comradeship and professionalism - and never less than a large dose of determination! 1 vol, 208 pgs 2015 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-202160 Tissier, Tony Le SS CHARLEMAGNE: The 33rd Waffen-Grenadier Division of the SS In May 1945, as the triumphant Red Army crushed the last pockets of German resistance in central Berlin, French soldiers fought back. They were the last surviving members of SS Charlemagne, the Waffen SS division made up of French volunteers. They were among the final defenders of the city and of Hitler's bunker.

Their extraordinary story gives a compelling insight into the dreadful climax of the Battle for Berlin and into the conflicts of loyalty faced by the French in the Second World War. Yet, whatever their motivation, the performance of these soldiers as they confronted the Soviet onslaught was unwavering, and their fate after the German defeat was grim. Once captured, they were shot out of hand by their French compatriots or imprisoned. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2009 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-78550 Tomlinson, Thomas M. THREADBARE BUZZARD, THE Autobiography of Marine Fighter Pilot in WWII. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2004 US, ZENITH PRESS
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1-195150 Trang, Charles Dictionnaire de la Leibstandarte The two-volume Dictionnaire de la Leibstandarte offers detailed portraits and biographies of the principal members of Hitler's Leibstandarte. Compiled together for the first time, the 600 photographs provide rare images of the men who served in this army, along with the uniforms they wore and related objects in their possession.

Oversized 9x12 inches with 600 photographs. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2011 France, Heimdal
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1-191280 Trigg, Jonathan HITLER'S FLEMISH LIONS:27th SS Freiwilligen Div. Illustrated with rare photographs, many previously unpublished, the author examines the Northern Belgians who fought from Stalingrad, then the Ukraine 1943-44 and onto Estonia. Biblio, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2008 UK, THE HISTORY PRESS
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1-86150 Trojca, Waldemar Pz.Kpfw.VI TIGER Ausf.B:Technical & OperationaL 9x12, CAD & 3D drawings; chapters on organization,combat deployment with maps, camouflage/markings;(80) color plates, 160 photos and a lot more 1 vol, 400 pgs 2007 POLAND, MODEL HOBBY
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1-85020 Trojca, Waldemar & John Fedorowicz GERMAN UNIT INSIGNIA OF WWII PART 1:Ground Units 1 8.5x11, (24) color pages and (3) pages of 'decals'a must for the modeler. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2006 CANADA, JJ FEDOROWICZ
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1-190040 Trojca, Walemar TIGERS IN ITALY 1943-1945 9x12, 132 b+w photos, 5 color photos, 16 pages of color profiles, 8 maps, 8 o/b schematics. 1 vol, 104 pgs 2009 POLAND, MODEL HOBBY
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1-190050 Trojca, Walemar LWS-Land Wasser Schlepper 9x12, 192 pages, approximately 160 photos, 80 pgs of scale drawings, 48 pgs of color, 80 color profiles, 8 maps. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2009 POLAND, MODEL HOBBY
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1-202240 Tucker-Jones, Anthony ARMOURED WARFARE IN NORTHWEST EUROPE 1944-1945: Images of War Series This latest volume in Anthony Tucker-Jones's series of photographic histories of armored warfare records in graphic detail the role played by tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery during the decisive campaign in northwest Europe in 1944-5. In a sequence of over 200 archive photographs he shows how American, British, Canadian, and Polish armored divisions spearheaded the assault on the Third Reich, and how the Wehrmacht mounted a desperate armored defense.

Tanks were required to operate in the dust of Normandy, the mud and waters of the Scheldt and Rhine rivers and the snows of the Ardennes and the forests of Germany. A succession of crucial armored engagements was fought - during the D-Day landings, Operation Goodwood and the struggle for the Bourguebus ridge, the Falaise pocket, the Seine crossing, Arnhem, the German attack in the Ardennes, the Rhine crossing, in the Reichswald and during the rearguard actions and the last-ditch tank battles fought by the panzers in the Ruhr before the German surrender.

Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic survey of the ultimate tank battles of the Second World War illustrates the range of armored fighting vehicles that were developed during the conflict, and it also includes the specialized vehicles deployed in Europe for the first time such as the Buffalo, DUKW, Weasel, and Terrapin. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-202250 Tucker-Jones, Anthony ARMOURED WARFARE AND HITLER'S ALLIES 1941-1945: Images of War Series German, American and British tanks come to mind first whenever the military vehicles of the Second World War are considered - they get all the historical attention. The tanks, self-propelled guns and armored cars built and deployed by the secondary nations in the conflict, in particular by Hitler's Axis allies, have been almost forgotten. The rarity of these armored fighting vehicles makes them especially interesting, and that is why Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic history is of such value.

His selection of previously unpublished wartime photographs provides a visual record of the armored forces thrown into action by Hitler's allies on the Eastern Front from 1941 to 1945. Illustrated here are the panzers deployed by Bulgaria, Finland, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy and Romania on the Eastern Front and in the Balkans. Hungary's homemade armor included the Toldi and Turan tanks and Zrinyi self-propelled guns. The Italians produced CV-33 tankettes, Semovente self-propelled guns, Autoblinda and Lancia armored cars and a series of tanks. Romanian and Czech tanks and assault guns were also deployed. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2013 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-203040 Tucker-Jones, Anthony ARMOURED WARFARE IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN 1943-1945 -- Images at War Series The Second World War campaigns in North Africa, on the Eastern Front, and in northwest Europe were dominated by armored warfare, but the battles in Italy were not. The mountainous topography of the Italian peninsula ensured that it was foremost an infantry war, so it could be said that tanks played a supporting role. Yet, as Anthony Tucker-Jones demonstrates, in the battles fought from the Allied landings in Sicily in 1943 to the German surrender after the crossing of the Po in 1945, tanks, self-propelled guns, and armored cars were essential elements in the operations of both sides.

His selection of rare wartime photographs shows armor in battle at Salerno, Anzio, and Monte Cassino, during the struggle for the Gustav Line, the advance on Rome, and the liberation of northern Italy. In addition, they reveal the full array of Axis and Allied armored vehicles that was deployed -- most famous among them were the German Mk IVs, Panthers, and Tigers and Allied Stuarts, Chafees, Shermans, and Churchills.

This volume in Anthony Tucker-Jones's series of books on armored warfare in the Second World War gives readers a vivid impression of the Italian landscapes over which the campaign was fought, the wide range of military vehicles that were used, and the grueling conditions endured by the men who fought in them. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2013 UK, PEN and SWORD
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1-204810 Tucker-Jones, Anthony THE FALL OF FRANCE: Images of War At 21:00 on 9 May 1940 Codeword Danzig was issued alerting Adolf Hitler's airborne troops that they were about to spearhead an attack on Belgium and the Netherlands. The following day his blitzkrieg rolled forward striking the British Expeditionary Force and the French armies in Belgium and in northern France at Sedan.

The desperate attempts of the allied armies to stem the Nazi tide proved futile and, once their reserves had been exhausted and the remaining forces cut off, Paris lay open. By early June, it was all over - trapped British, Belgian and French troops were forced to evacuate Dunkirk, Calais and Boulogne and the defeated French army agreed to an armistice leaving the country divided in two.

This dramatic story is shown in a sequence of over 150 historic photographs that Anthony Tucker-Jones has selected for this memorable book. The images he has chosen cover every aspect of this extraordinary campaign, but his main focus is on the vital role played by the armored fighting vehicles of both sides. The book is a graphic record of the destruction wrought by the Wehrmacht's lightning offensive through the Low Countries and France. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2014 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-208890 Tucker-Jones, Anthony T-34/76 & T-34/85: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank -- Images Of War Series In total 57,000 T-34s were produced between 1941 and 1945, outstripping Hitler's by a factor of three to one, and production of the T-34 also exceeded that of the famed American M4 Sherman.

The T-34 was a robust no frills war-winning design that was easy to manufacture and reliable. Its sloping armor was innovative at the time and its wide tracks suited it to off-road warfare. Crucially, it required little maintenance in comparison to German tanks, and its chassis was used as the basis for a range of assault guns, including the SU-85, SU-100, and SU-122.

Includes 200 illustrations and color profiles, including photographs of a surviving example of the T-34. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-210550 Tucker-Jones, Anthony ARMOURED WARFARE IN THE FAR EAST 1937 - 1945: Images of War Series Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic history is a fascinating visual introduction to the armored battles of the Second World War in the Far East and Asia-Pacific regions, from 1937 to 1945. In contrast to the experience of the armies that fought in Europe and North Africa, in the Far East tanks remained an infantry support weapon, and their role is often neglected in histories of the conflict.

Japanese armor confronted tanks deployed by the Chinese, Russians, British and Americans. Early in the war, against Chinese forces which lacked armor, the Japanese had some success, but their light and medium tanks were no match for their Allied counterparts. Later Japanese designs were better armed, but they were built in such small numbers that they could do little to stem the Allied advance.

The role of armored vehicles in each theater of the war in the Far East is shown in a selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs that record armor in action in China, Manchuria, Mongolia, Malaya, Burma and during the battles fought for the Pacific islands. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-211320 Tucker-Jones, Anthony ARMOURED WARFARE FROM THE RIVIERA TO THE RHINE 1944-1945: Images of War Series Another volume in Images of War series' photograph-intensive books contains 150 photographs from the invasion of southern France in 1944 to the Rhine in 1945. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-211330 Tucker-Jones, Anthony THE BATTLE FOR KHARKOV 1941-1943: Images of War Series Another volume in Images of War series' photograph-intensive books contains 150 photographs covering the Battle for Kharkov. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-211690 Tucker-Jones, Anthony THE EASTERN FRONT AIR WAR 1941-1945: Images of War Series Another in This selection of over 150 photographs provides a visual guide to the desperate air war fought over the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945. Most of these black-and-white wartime photographs have never been published before.

They show Stalin's Red Air Force and Hitler's Luftwaffe, their equipment and the role they played in supporting the war on the ground.

Just before Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union, the leadership of the Red Air Force was decimated by Stalin in a series of purges. Although it had thousands of fighter aircraft these were not capable of taking on the Luftwaffe and were swiftly destroyed in the German blitzkrieg. But a remarkable recovery followed as the Red Air Force slowly but surely turned the tide against the ravages of the Luftwaffe to wrestle back air superiority by 1944. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-212800 Tucker-Jones, Anthony GERMAN ASSAULT GUNS AND TANK DESTROYERS 1940 - 1945: Images Of War Series Another fine photographic history in the series. The WWII assault guns and tank destroyers deployed by the Wehrmacht are not as famous as tanks like the Tiger and Panther, but they were remarkably successful. As the conflict progressed, the German army had to find a use for its obsolete panzers, and this gave rise to the turretless Sturmgeschutz or assault guns designed for infantry support. From 1944 onwards they played a vital role in Nazi Germany's increasingly defensive war.

A selection of rare wartime photographs shows the variety of turretless armored fighting vehicles that were produced and developed - various models of the Sturmgeschutz III, the Sturmhaubitze, Jagdpanzer, Panzerjager, Marder, Hetzer. Often a lack of tanks meant that these armored vehicles were called on to fill the panzer's role, and they proved ideal during the Germans' defensive battles on the Eastern Front as well as in Italy and Normandy - they were instrumental in delaying Germany's defeat. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-213220 Tucker-Jones, Anthony THE BATTLE FOR BUDAPEST 1944 - 1945: Images of War The battle began with Operation Panzerfaust in October 1944 when the Germans seized Hungarian leader Admiral Horthy to prevent his country defecting to the Soviets. Red Army advances then left German and Hungarian units trapped in the city and sparked fifty days of intense fighting. Then in March 1945 Hitler launched Operation Spring Awakening, the reckless final German offensive of the war, designed to recapture Budapest and stabilize the Eastern Front. It failed spectacularly, opening the road to Vienna for the Red Army.

The selection of archive photographs gives a sharp insight into every aspect of the fighting in and around Budapest and records the ravaged city the battle left behind. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-89470 Tucker-Jones, Anthony FALAISE:THE FLAWED VICTORY-Destruction of Panzer Graphic account of the battle from the German viewpoint, telling insight into the conduct of the German High Command. B/w maps/illust, appendices, o/b's, biblio, index. 1 vol, 246 pgs 2008 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
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1-211350 Tudor, Malcolm AMONG THE ITALIAN PARTISANS: The Allied Contribution to the Resistance Story of foreigners -- Britons, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, South Africans, Americans, Russians, Poles, and Yugoslavs -- who volunteered to join the guerrilla war against Germans and Fascists in WWII Italy.

Most were escaped prisoners of war who fled their camps after the Italian armistice and surrender in September 1943. From the summer of 1944 the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) and American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) built on information from their compatriots in enemy territory to send in agents to help arm and train the partisans and to coordinate airdrops.

Against the backdrop of 20 months of savage warfare on the mainland, this is the full story of the Allied servicemen who took part in the Italian Resistance, which became one of the greatest insurgent movements in Western Europe. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-212480 Tyguin, Michael GREECE: February to April 1941 As with the failed attempt to seize the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915, the 1941 Allied campaign to assist Greece against a seemingly invincible German juggernaut was poorly conceived and probably doomed even as planning began. Like any campaign, however, it holds lessons for the contemporary student of strategy, tactics, and history. Full color throughout, highly illustrated.

Greece presented singular geographic difficulties for the defending forces, its mountainous defiles dictating the distribution of ports, road and rail routes. The primitive state of the national infrastructure did little to help a long-term defensive posture. Operations in Greece proved to be a nightmare, particularly for logistics units, which struggled with primitive communication systems in rugged terrain over which the enemy enjoyed total air superiority. Poor liaison between the Greek and Commonwealth forces did not help matters, nor was the force deployed adequate for its task.

The allies never enjoyed air superiority, nor could they consolidate any in-depth defense in time to be effective. The official British history of the campaign stated that the 'British campaign on the mainland of Greece was from start to finish a withdrawal'. Greece: February to April 1941 explores these complexities, and mistakes through the eyes of the Australian Army Medical Corps. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2016 AUSTRALIA, BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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1-199020 United States army TERRAIN FACTORS IN THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN This study was compiled from a series of reports written especially for the Historical Division, EUCOM, by several former German generals. All of these officers had extensive combat experience during World War II, especially on the eastern front. The principal author, for example, was successively chief of staff of a corps in France and Holland (1939-40), commander of an infantry division in northern and central Russia (1941-43), instructor at a school for division commanders in Berlin (1943), commander of a corps in southern Russia (1943-44), and acting commander of an army in southern Russia (1944).

Terrain Factors in the Russian Campaign describes only the salient geographic features of areas in European Russia actually entered by German troops during World War II, the terrain problems encountered, and German methods of dealing with those problems. The effect of climate upon terrain is dealt with here only in general terms. Arctic warfare is excluded. In its original form, this study consisted of a treatise on Russian terrain by the principal author and eleven tactical narratives by other officers, illustrating the effect of various types of terrain upon combat. The description of Russian terrain by the principal author and his observations on the strategic significance of these geographic factors are carefully preserved and find the same expression in the following translation as in the original German. The subsidiary tactical examples have been screened for pertinence to the main subject, for clarity and brevity, and for interest to the American reader. The editors have made every effort to retain the method of presentation, the expressions, and even the prejudices of the principal author. The reader is reminded that all publications in the GERMAN REPORT SERIES were written by Germans and are, therefore, from the German point of view.
1 vol, 60 pgs 1986 US, CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY
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1-190950 Urbanke, Axel ENDKAMPF:Final Battles on German Territory 1944-45 180+ b/w wartime photos and 20+ rare color photos. Battles include Nemmersdorf, Goldap, Heiligenbeil, Oxhofter, SS-Panzer Jager 560 in action at the Oder and many more. B/w maps, index. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2009
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1-202810 Urbanke, Axel amd Becker Hans Als Panzermann in Afrika und Italien 1942-45: Panzer Regiment 8 und schwere Panzer-Abt. 508 This new title from German publisher Luftfahrt Verlag will showcase for the first time ever, roughly 180 wartime black and white and 30 RARE color photos of Heavy Tiger Tank Battalion 508. None of these images have ever been published before. Since the end of World War II the photos have remained in the private hands of the German veteran who took them during his time with this famed Tiger tank battalion. 180 B/W and 35 wartime color photos.

The author was the official unit photographer from 1942 when the unit first fought in Africa as Panzer Regiment 8, and then later when it was reformed into Heavy Tank Battalion 508 which fought primarily in Italy against the Allies.

The photos are really amazing and they show glimpses into the daily life of a panzer crewmen. There are some really incredible photos showing Tiger tanks and support equipment serving at the front lines. All the images have been scanned from the original negatives for optimum quality. The black and white photos alone would make this book a must have, however it's the amazing super clear color photos taken in Italy of the Tiger tanks that will be sure to impress even the most jaded Tiger enthusiast who thinks he's seen it all. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2013 GERMANY, LUFTAHRT VERLAG
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1-49720 Urwin, Gregory J.W. FACING FEARFUL ODDS:The Siege of Wake Island Although the siege of Wake Island was not one of World War II's biggest campaigns, it had a profound psychological effect on the course of the nation's struggle. This was the battle that first raised American spirits in the dark weeks following Pearl Harbor. For sixteen suspenseful days, 449 U.S. Marines, assisted by a handful of sailors and soldiers and a few hundred civilian construction workers, withstood repeated attacks by numerically superior Japanese forces. Although Wake finally fell on 23 December 1941, its garrison made the Japanese pay an embarrassingly high price for a tiny coral outpost.

Based on interviews with over seventy American and Japanese participants, the riveting, you-are-there narrative pulsates with the crack of rifles, the stutter of machine guns, the roar of cannon, and the concussion of bombs. This is a military history from the bottom up, an unforgettable reading experience told from the perspective of enlisted men and junior officers who served on the front lines 1 vol, 800 pgs 1998 LINCOLN, UNIV OF NEBRASKA
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1-196478 US ARMY US ARMY IN WORLD WAR II: The European Theater Pictorial History Contents: The Build-Up in the United Kingdom and the Air Offensive, Europe. Normandy Campaign. Northern France Campaign. Rhineland Campaign: 15 September 1944 - 15 December 1944. Ardennes - Alsace Campaign. Rhineland Campaign: 26 January 1945 - 21 March 1945. Central Europe Campaign. Appendixes. Index.

All captions and photos, some seen often, others rarely seen. Some great aerial photos of various places in France and Belgium showing typical terrain.
1 vol, 447 pgs 1957 US, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
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1-33230 US War Department HANDBOOK ON JAPANESE MILITARY FORCES 8x11, details the Japanese military system, field organization, tactics, weapons and equipment. B/W illust, many maps, drawings, appendices. 1 vol, 403 pgs 1995 BATON ROUGE, LSU PRESS
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1-59520 Van der Vat, Dan ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN, THE Built on solid original research, a stirring account of WWII's battle for the Atlantic, a struggle of profound consequence that cost the British over 100,000 men and the Germans over 29,000. Includes maps, illustrations, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 424 pgs 1988 NY, HARPER AND ROW
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1-205220 van Lunteren, Frank THE BATTLE OF THE BRIDGES: The 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden Operation Market Garden has been recorded as a complete Allied failure in World War II, an overreach that resulted in an entire airborne division being destroyed at its apex. However, within that operation were episodes of heroism that still remain unsung.

On September, 17, 1944, the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, floated down across the Dutch countryside, in the midst of German forces, and proceeded to fight their way to vital bridges to enable the Allied offensive to go forward. The 101st Airborne was behind them; the British 1st Airborne was far advanced. In the 82nd's sector the crucial conduits needed to be seized.

The Germans knew the importance of the bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen as well as James Gavin and his 82nd troopers did. Thus began a desperate fight for the Americans to seize it, no matter what the cost. The Germans would not give, however, and fought tenaciously in the town and fortified the bridge. On September 20 Gavin turned his paratroopers into sailors and conducted a deadly daylight amphibious assault in small plywood and canvas craft across the Waal River to secure the north end of the highway bridge in Nijmegen. German machine guns and mortars boiled the water on the crossing, but somehow a number of paratroopers made it to the far bank. Their ferocity thence rolled up the German defenses, and by the end of day the bridge had fallen.

The author draws on nearly 130 interviews conducted with veterans of the 504th, plus Dutch civilians and British and German soldiers, who here tell their story for the first time. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2014 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-83530 Vannov, Allyn AGAINST THE PANZERS:US Infantry vs German Tanks 9x6, eight WWII battles are examined from the perspective of US Infantryman who opposed the Panzers; the battles are from 1944-45 and include river crossings, town assaults etc, b/w photos. 1 vol, 364 pgs 2006 JEFFERSON, McFARLAND & CO
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21-83530 Vannov, Allyn AGAINST THE PANZERS:US Infantry vs German Tanks 9x6, eight WWII battles are examined from the perspective of US Infantryman who opposed the Panzers; the battles are from 1944-45 and include river crossings, town assaults etc, b/w photos. 1 vol, 352 pgs 1996 JEFFERSON, McFARLAND & CO
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1-914131 various VAE VICTIS #131: Operation Cauldron 1942 At daybreak on 19 August 1942, the Allied ships and landing crafts approach Dieppe -- Operation Jubilee has begun. A few kilometres from the port, two coastal batteries represent the armada's principal threat. One is located at Berneval and the other at Varengeville. Composed of six 155mm guns, Varengeville will be the target of Commando 4 under the code name Hess.

Wargame covers this raid - the Anglo-Canadian forces' one and only success on this disastrous day. This game is an improved and enriched version of Raid sur Bruneval : 1942 (VV104). This is a solo game in which you command the British and the game system commands the Germans. A turn represents 15 minutes and the game is played in 12 turns.

The distances between points on the map range from one hundred to several hundred meters. A complete unit represents 10 men, a machine gun or artillery post and its gunners. The Commandos include a howitzer section and some snipers. A commando mission is only successful if all the men leave unharmed. The game includes two different captivating and immersive phases: the infiltration and destruction of the principal target followed by the exfiltration up to re-embarkation. The victory conditions reflect this double objective.

Several game elements render each game play unique: Unforeseen events for the fleet (encounter with a German convoy, fire by a coastal battery, error in course, and/or mechanical trouble), Masked activation markers that reveal the number and nature of activated units (infantry, machine gun nest, and barbed wire), and The uncertain arrival of German reinforcements (strength, location, and time).

Finally, the optional rules permit the player to progressively increase the difficulty for the British. These elements all contribute to multiple times playing the game and allow the player to begin a new game quickly. This game is the first in the solo player series 'Raid' which will be based on actions prepared and executed in the style of commandos.

Complexity : Low to medium, Duration: 60 to 90 minutes, and Solo play. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2016 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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1-956034 various WORLD AT WAR 34: British Guards Armoured Division The Famous Divisions series continue with British Guards Armour. It's brings tactics to an operational simulation and recreates four battles from 1944-45: Operations Goodwood and Veritable, Bonninghardt Ridge, and Joe's Bridge.

The system offers a new concept: play is governed by drawing Event Chits. Combat isn't simply resolved by comparing attack and defense strengths, but is modified by chit-draws that introduce elements of chaos.

Chits may be nullified by other chits, so players never know how an attack will be resolved based on its odds. Examples of chits are: Sniper, Good Commander, Ambush, Experienced NCO, Caught in Crossfire, Fanatic, Radio Out, Critical Hit, Frontal Assault, Elite Troops, Outflanked, Hand-to-Hand Combat, and Friendly Fire.

Each hex represents 500 meters, and each turn represents six hours; however, they aren't subdivided into friendly and enemy turns. Rather, each is comprised of HQ activations. All HQ activation chits are drawn one at a time to initiate the movement and combat of a particular HQ and its companies.

When an activation is finished, a new HQ is drawn and its activation begins. While not purpose-designed for solitaire, the system is easily adapted to such play.
The game includes two maps (22x34-inch) and two counter sheets containing 560 counters. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2013 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-956052 various WORLD AT WAR # 52: Sealion: The German Invasion of England, September 1940 Sealion: The German Invasion of England, September 1940 is a wargame that simulates a hypothetical German invasion of England in late 1940 (circa September) and assumes that the Germans had achieved air superiority over the Royal Air Force.

This game incorporates air, naval, and land operations. While it is to be assumed that the British had already lost the eponymous Battle of Britain, the RAF is not completely out of the fight just yet, and the Royal Navy still presents a credible threat to the Germans' amphibious landings and supply conduits across the English Channel. On the ground, the Germans have operational superiority, but the British Army can rely on their interior lines of communication and defensible terrain, including a crude network of hastily constructed fortifications that had been built before the invasion.

Components: 22x34-inch map and 280 die-cut counters.

Other Articles: First Battle of Tomaszo Lubelski, Poland's Lost Victory, 1939; Vella Lavella, Last Act in the Solomons; Battle of the River Plate, 1939; Italian Marshal Rodolfo Graziani; John McKinney, Pacific's Audie Murphy; Not Too Old to Fight, USS Arkansas; and more. 1 vol, 62 pgs 2016 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-956053 various WORLD AT WAR # 53: Strike & Counterstrike Battle for Moscow Wargame Strike & Counterstrike (SCS) is a solitaire wargame that covers the Soviet counteroffensive against German Army Group Center (AGC) from early December 1941 to the end of April 1942.

The single player actively commands the Soviet forces, while the rules system directs him in the deployment of the opposing German force. The player wins with the Soviets by seizing control of key territorial objectives. Games may also end in draws or German victories. Although SCS shares the same system with Rampage, Stalingrad Cauldron, and Panzers East, there are differences in their details of play. That's due to the differences in the time and space scales in the individual games.

Components: 22x34-inch map and 228 die-cut counters 1 vol, 62 pgs 2017 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-210910 Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen, Chris Birks FINLAND AT WAR: The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941-45 In the aftermath of the Winter War, Finland found itself drawing ever closer to Nazi Germany and eventually took part in Operation Barbarossa in 1941. For the Finns this was a chance to right the wrongs of the Winter War, and having reached suitable defensive positions, the army was ordered to halt. Years of uneasy trench warfare followed, known as the Continuation War, during which Finland desperately sought a way out, German dreams of victory were dashed and the Soviet Union built the strongest army in the world. In the summer of 1944, the whole might of the Red Army was launched against the Finnish defenses on the narrow Karelian Isthmus.

Over several weeks of fierce fighting, the Finns managed to halt the Soviet assault. With Stalin forced to divert his armies to the race to Berlin, an armistice agreement was reached. The harsh terms forced the Finns to take on their erstwhile German allies in Lapland. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and first-hand accounts, this second volume of a two-part study details the high price Finland had to pay to retain its independence and freedom. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-201381 Veterans of the 3rd Panzer Division ARMORED BEARS: Vol. 1, The German 3rd Panzer Division in World War II 19 maps , 154 b/w photos. First major treatment of the 3rd Panzer Division in English. Covers the division's formation and its battles in Poland in 1939, France in 1940, and the Eastern Front in 1941 and 1942. The division had nearly 50 Knight's Cross winners by the end of the war. Contains numerous photos of soldiers and their tanks and based on the daily logs of the division and recollections of its commanders and soldiers. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2013 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-201382 Veterans of the 3rd Panzer Division ARMORED BEARS: Vol. 2, The German 3rd Panzer Division in World War II Second volume. 19 maps, 154 b/w photos. First major treatment of the 3rd Panzer Division in English. Covers the division's formation and its battles in Poland in 1939, France in 1940, and the Eastern Front in 1941 and 1942. The division had nearly 50 Knight's Cross winners by the end of the war. Contains numerous photos of soldiers and their tanks and based on the daily logs of the division and recollections of its commanders and soldiers. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2013 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-197310 von Studnitz, Hans-George WHILE BERLIN BURNS: The Memoirs of Hans-Georg von Studnitz 'The last few days have been days of intolerable tension... we have done nothing but pack our belongings and store them in bombproof sites. Danger threatens from all sides. The Americans are using phosphorous shells, against which all extinguishers are useless... In a world in which havoc spreads far more quickly than life can burgeon, to look more than fifteen minutes ahead is pointless.' Entry for 4 April 1945.

From 1943 to 1945, while his world was deafened by the sounds of war as Germany fought on hopelessly, Hans-Georg von Studnitz - from his vantage point in the German Foreign Office Press and Information Section - recorded the day-to-day events in Berlin. He was in the perfect position to write such an account: he was entrusted with the drafting of Nazi political directives and was in constant touch with the foreign diplomats stationed in Berlin.

This is a fascinating and comprehensive insight into life in Berlin: the bombings and its effects, the social life, the key personalities and events. Studnitz writes with the trained skill of a journalist and a political commentator, and his account has few equals in the literature of memoirs. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2011 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-81920 Vuksic, Velimir SS ARMOR ON THE EASTERN FRONT 1943-1945 9x11, (8) b/w & color maps, 400+ b/w photos, (16)pages of color artwork with 1-3 drawings, theauthor has collected an impressive array ofrecently discovered photos. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2005 CANADA, JJ FEDOROWICZ
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1-199300 Wacker, Albrect SNIPER ON THE EASTERN FRONT: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight's Cross Josef 'Sepp' Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the award of the Knight's Cross.

An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while convalescing and so impressed his superiors with his proficiency that he was returned to the front on his regiment's only sniper specialist.

In this sometimes harrowing memoir, Allerberger provides an excellent introduction to the commitment in field craft, discipline and routine required of the sniper, a man apart. There was no place for chivalry on the Russian Front. Away from the film cameras, no prisoner survived long after surrendering. Russian snipers had used the illegal explosive bullet since 1941, and Hitler eventually authorized its issue in 1944. The result was a battlefield of horror. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2012 US, PEN & SWORD
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1-212590 Wahlert, Glenn THE WESTERN DESERT CAMPAIGN: 1940-41 While the North African campaign has been studied in detail over the years, much of this study has been dedicated to the battles between the British 8th Army and Rommel's Afrika Korps. There has been little serious study of Wavell's campaign against Italian forces in 1940- 41, nor of the role played by the Australian 6th Division in the eventual Italian defeat. Part of this can be attributed to wartime propaganda that labeled the Italian Army dilettantes and mocked their courage.

The truth is much different. Many Italian units showed incredible bravery, and the Australian assaults on fortress towns such as Bardia were far from a walkover. Full color throughout and highly illustrated. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2016 UK, BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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2-79320 Walker, Ian W. IRON HULLS IRON HEARTS:Mussolini's Elite Armoured An account of the part played by the three Italian Armored Divisions during the North African Battle b/w illust/maps/photos, biblio, index 1 vol, 208 pgs 2003 UK, THE CROWOOD PRESS
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1-199840 Walling, Michael FORGOTTEN SACRIFICE: The Arctic Convoys of World War II The Arctic Convoys showed war without mercy. If man-made death didn't get you, the Arctic's ice and cold would. These natural weapons killed regardless of whose side you were on or how just your cause. No one escaped unscathed. Author Mike Walling captures the convoy's bitter essence and reveals a timeless tale of determination, heroism, sacrifice, and the strength of the human spirit. 1 vol, 292 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-213620 Walling, Michael BLOODSTAINED SANDS: U.S. Amphibious Operations in World War II For the men who served in America's Amphibious Forces during WWII, the conflict was an unceasing series of D-Days. They were responsible for putting men ashore in more than 200 landings throughout the conflict, most against well-entrenched enemy positions.

This tells the story of these forgotten men for the first time, tracing their operational history from Guadalcanal to Casablanca, Sicily, Normandy, Iwo Jima, and finally Okinawa. The men's stories are told in their own voices, with fascinating accounts from Underwater Demolition Teams, Attack Transport crews and many other unsung heroes.

First-hand interviews, entries from personal diaries, and Action Reports create a unique history, perfectly complemented by historic illustrations and detailed maps. These are timeless tales of determination, sacrifice, and triumph of the human spirit. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-201770 Walsh, Stephen STALINGRAD - The Infernal Cauldron The German invasion of the Soviet Union was Hitler's biggest gamble in his quest for Lebensraum in the East - and it was at Stalingrad that his gamble failed. Stalingrad is a history of the greatest battle of World War II, a defining moment in the struggle on the Eastern Front. From conditions on the Eastern Front before the battle to the consequences of the battle for both combatants, Stalingrad is a comprehensive account of the build-up, engagement, turning points, and aftermath of what became the Verdun of World War II.

With authoritative text and rarely seen photographs, Stalingrad shows how the rubble-strewn city gave rise to a bitter hand-to-hand struggle between both sides, and how landmarks such as the Mamaev Kurgan Hill could change hands 17 times in a single day. With battle maps, 200 photographs and appendices, Stalingrad is a fascinating and vivid account of the battle that bled the German army dry, and turned the war in the East decisively against Germany. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2013 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-201750 Ward, Arthur CHURCHILL'S SECRET DEFENCE ARMY: Resisting the Nazi Invader In April 1940, the Phony War ended as Hitler's forces invaded Norway and a month later began their successful assault on France and the Low Countries. When on 10 May Winston Churchill became Prime Minister he soon discovered that the nation's defenses were in a parlous state and a Nazi invasion was a very real possibility.

By the end of the month, nearly a million British citizens had joined the Local Defense Volunteers, soon to become the Home Guard, of Dad's Army fame. Churchill, however, realized the Home Guard was initially of little more than PR value, an important morale booster. A more serious deterrent needed to be created if Hitler's panzer divisions and the full might of the blitzkrieg were to be thwarted. Consequently, to supplement the sorely ill-equipped regular forces (all of their tanks and most of their artillery had been abandoned in France) a new, British resistance force was required.

The intentionally blandly named 'Auxiliary Units' might have been the answer. Formed in the Summer of 1940, in great secrecy, this force of 'stay behind' saboteurs and assassins was intended to cause havoc behind the German front line should the Wehrmacht gain a foothold in Britain. Their mission was to go to cover, hiding in underground bunkers for the first 14 days of invasion and then springing up, at nightfall, to gather intelligence, interrogate prisoners, destroying fuel and ammunition dumps as they went about their deadly business.

Each Auxilier knew his life expectancy was short, a matter of weeks. He also knew he could not tell a soul about his activities, even his spouse. 'Dads Army' they were not. Following the publication of his 50th anniversary history of the Battle of Britain, A Nation Alone, written in association with the RAF Museum, Arthur Ward looked deeper into the story of the Invasion Summer of 1940 and enjoyed unique opportunities to interview those involved with Auxiliary Units at the very top and in the front line, as volunteers in a six-man cell. Includes 250 b/w and color illustrations.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2013 UK, PEN and SWORD
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1-213100 Ward, Keith WORLD WAR II SOVIET FIELD WEAPONS & EQUIPMENT Includes over 300 color illustrations. This title is the second in a series that employs a simple and effective concept to illustrate and describe the multiplicity of equipment and weapons systems used on the ground during World War II. Whilst many books have described such weapons and war material, Keith Ward's unique abilities as a 3D technical artist bring these items to life, illustrated throughout in full color.

Here, in a single concise volume, are all major and many minor and less well-known items of Soviet weaponry and equipment, rendered precisely, including detailed cutaways showing their internal workings, information which is often absent from other publications. Technical details are also provided. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2017 UK, HELION
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1-204990 Ware, Pat M4 SHERMAN: Images of War Special The M4 Medium Tank - the Sherman - was one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. It was produced in greater numbers than any other Allied tank, it fought on every front - in Western Europe, on the Eastern Front, in North Africa, Burma, the Pacific - and it continued to serve effectively as a front-line fighting vehicle in the Korean War, the Arab-Israeli wars, the Indo-Pakistani wars. Pat Ware's new history of this remarkable tank covers in detail its design and development, its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced, and he reviews its operational role in conflicts across the world.

While the Sherman outclassed the older German tanks it encountered when it was first put into combat in 1942, it was vulnerable to the later German medium and heavy tanks, the Panther and the Tiger I and Tiger II. Yet the Sherman was more effective than these superior German tanks because it was cheaper to build, reliable, easy to maintain, and produced in large numbers. It was also adaptable - it was converted into a tank-destroyer, an amphibious tank, a recovery vehicle, a mine-flail, a personnel carrier - and, after the Second World War, the soundness of its original design was proved as it was developed to confront more modern tanks in combat.

A series of color plates show the main variants and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings. His book is an essential work of reference for enthusiasts. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-203520 Ware. Pat BRITISH TANKS: 1945 to the Present Day -- Images of War Series The companion volume to British Tanks: The Second World War provides an expert introduction to the design, production, and operation of British tanks since 1945. Although fewer types of tank were built than during the wartime period, the complexity of design and manufacture increased.

With a selection of contemporary photographs - supported by some modern photographs of preserved vehicles - Ware describes its origins in Britain and its development and deployment in WWII and the post-war period. All the British tanks that have seen service since the war are depicted, among them the Conqueror, Chieftain, Centurion, and Challenger. The engineers' tanks - the flails, recovery vehicles, bridge-layers - are featured, as are the less-well-known British tanks made for export.

This highly illustrated survey gives a fascinating insight into the recent evolution of the British tank and its role in the postwar world. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2013 UK, PEN and SWORD
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1-193720 Warner, Philip Battle for France: Six Weeks that Changed the World 6 x 9.5, 8 pages of black and white photos.

Under trained and ill-equipped British forces gallantly, but futilely, resisted the German land and air onslaught that rolled across France in 1940. Warner also emphasizes the understated contribution of the French.

This book provides a fresh and invaluable explanation of the military and political events of that extraordinary campaign, where the British Expeditionary Force was only saved by the miracle of Dunkirk but many men and huge amounts of equipment were lost to the Blitzkrieg. England trembled but the invasion never came. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-79670 Weingartner, James J. HITLER'S GUARD The story of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler,1933-1945. Biblio, index 1 vol, 193 pgs 1974 US, S ILLINOIS UNIV PRESS
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1-11060 Werner, Captain Herbert A. IRON COFFINS-GERMAN U-BOAT BATTLES OF WWII A personal account of German U-boats during WWII. B/W illust, maps, diagrams. A must for submarine historians. 1 vol, 364 pgs 2001 NY,
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1-195850 Whitlock, Flint IF CHAOS REIGNS: The Near-Disaster and Ultimate Triumph of the Allied Airborne Forces on D-Day, June 6, 1944 Concentrates exclusively on the activities of the American, British, and Canadian airborne forces that descended upon Normandy in the dark, pre-dawn hours of 6 June 1944. Includes formation, recruitment, training, and deployment of the Allies' parachute and glider troops as well as first-person accounts by the veterans who were there -- paratroopers, glidermen, pilots, and commanders. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE
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1-190280 Willmott, H.P BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF:The Last Fleet Action Leyte Gulf-October 1944, was the greatest naval engagement in history. Using Japanese material never previously seen, Willmott provides new perspectives. B/w maps, photos, biblio, index. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2005 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIV
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1-198640 Womer, Jack and Devito, Stephen FIGHTING WITH THE FILTHY THIRTEEN: The World War II Story of Jack Womer: Ranger and Paratrooper In 2004 the world was first introduced to The Filthy Thirteen, a book describing the most notorious squad of fighting men in the 101st Airborne Division (and the inspiration for the movie The Dirty Dozen).

In this long awaited work, one of the squad's integral members -- and probably its best soldier -- reveals his own inside account of fighting as a spearhead of the Screaming Eagles in Normandy, Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge.

Jack Womer was originally a member of the 29th Infantry Division and was selected to be part of its elite Ranger battalion. But after a year of grueling training under the eyes of British Commando instructors, the 29th Rangers were suddenly dissolved. Bitterly disappointed, Womer asked for transfer to another elite unit, the Screaming Eagles, where room was found for him among the division's most miscreant squad of brawlers, drunkards, and goof-offs.

Beginning on June 6, 1944, however, the Filthy Thirteen began proving themselves more a menace to the German Army than they had been to their own officers and the good people of England, embarking on a year-of ferocious combat at the very tip of the Allied advance in Europe.

This provides an amazingly frank look at close-quarters combat in Europe, as well as the almost surreal experience of dust-bowl-era GI's entering country after country in their grapple with the Wehrmacht, finally ending up in Hitler's mountaintop lair in Germany itself.

Throughout his fights, Jack Womer credited his Ranger/Commando training for helping him to survive, even though most of the rest of the Filthy Thirteen did not. And in the end he found the reward he had most coveted all along: being able to return to his fiancee Theresa back in the States. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2012 US, CASEMATE
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1-203690 Wood, Michael TIGERS OF THE DEATH'S HEAD: SS Totenkopf Division's Tiger Company Detailed history with 350 b/w photos of the Tiger company of Nazi Germany's notorious Death's Head panzer division of the Waffen-SS. Covers armored combat at Kursk, Warsaw, and other battles on the Eastern Front. Based on after-action reports, war diaries, and personal accounts from veterans. A must-have for modelers, historians, armor fans, and World War II enthusiasts. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2013 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-70430 Woodward, C. Vann BATTLE FOR LEYTE GULF One of the best written accounts of the four phases of the naval battle for the Philippines, b/w illust/photos/maps, index. 1 vol, 244 pgs 1989 NASHIVILLE, BATTERY PRESS
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1-194870 Yakoslev, N N SON OF THE FATHERLAND: Story of Marshal Georgiy Zhukov in Pictures 8.75x11-inch, 24 pages of text, the rest of the book contains hundreds of black and white photos, captions are in Russian, but 10 pages of English translations of the captions is included. Each page contains usually two to four photos. Some color maps are interspersed with the photos. Chapter headings also contain color paintings of uniforms and vehicles. Nice collector's book for the Eastern Front buff. Also includes his younger days and his post-war days, but primary focus is on WWII. 1 vol, 247 pgs 1995, Planeta
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1-190030 Yebra, Jose Antonio Alcaide UNTERNEHMEN MERKUR:The Conquest of Crete 1941 The Conquest of Crete, 1941 describes the eleven days in full detail, including civilian accounts. 175 illust and color profiles/maps. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2009 FRANCE, AF Editions
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1-199820 Yeide, Harry THE INFANTRY'S ARMOR: The U.S. Army's Separate Tank Battalions in World War II The U.S. Army's separate armored battalions fought in obscurity by comparison with the flashy armored divisions, but they carried the heavier burden in the grim struggle against the Axis in World War II. Equipped with tanks, amphibian tanks, and amphibian tractors, these units went everywhere the Army went from 1942 to the end of the war in 1945 in both the European and Pacific Theaters. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2010 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-200780 Yenne, Bill THE WHITE ROSE OF STALINGRAD - The Real-Life Adventure of Lidiya Vladimirovna Litvyak, the Highest Scoring Female Air Ace of All Time Of all the major air forces that were engaged in the war, only the Red Air Force had units comprised specifically of women. Initially the Red Air Force maintained an all-male policy among its combat pilots. However, as the apparently invincible German juggernaut sliced through Soviet defenses, the Red Air Force began to rethink its ban on women. By October 1941, authorization was forthcoming for three ground attack regiments of women pilots.

Among these women, Lidiya Vladimirovna 'Lilya' Litvyak soon emerged as a rising star. She shot down five German aircraft over the Stalingrad Front, and thus become history's first female ace. She scored 12 documented victories over German aircraft between September 1942 and July 1943. She also had many victories shared with other pilots, bringing her possible total to around 20. The fact that she was a 21-year-old woman ace was not lost on the hero-hungry Soviet media, and soon this colorful character, whom the Germans dubbed 'The White Rose of Stalingrad,' became both folk heroine and martyr.
1 vol, 336 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-206080 Yenne, Bill The Imperial Japanese Army - The Invincible Years 1941-42 The German offensives which crushed Poland in 1939 and swallowed most of Western Europe in less than two months in 1940 have been well documented and heavily studied, however, the overall picture of the remarkable Japanese offensive land campaign in 1941-42 has received less attention. In this fascinating new book, Bill Yenne documents the years when the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) was conducting its equally unstoppable ground campaign in the Far East, and unlike other books on this subject, he studies the campaign from the Japanese point of view. He reveals how the IJA were able to conquer huge swathes of Southeast Asia in a little over eight weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Using first-hand accounts from Japanese sources, Yenne reveals the tactics and mindset of the IJA during their offensive, detailing the capturing of Manila, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma, and the Dutch East Indies. Exploring the infrastructure and technical challenges of waging war across such a huge area, Yenne delves into the hardships that faced individual Japanese soldiers in theatre and explains how the Japanese were able to remain undefeated and establish the aura of invincibility that marked their campaign between 1941-42.

Contents
Introduction
Prologue
Part I: One Foot on the Road
Part II: Banzai Blitzkrieg
Part III: Rising Sun Over Asia
Part IV: A Crown Jewel, From One Empire to Another
Part V: The Unstoppable Fire of the Rising Sun
Part VI: The Setting of the Sun
Epilogue
An Overview of the Japanese Order of Battle in Southeast Asia (1941-42)
Acronyms
Bibliography
Index
1 vol, 376 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-200680 Yung, Christopher D GATORS OF NEPTUNE: Naval Amphibious Planning for the Normandy Invasion A research analyst for the Center for Naval Analyses offers a rare historical account of the Royal and US Navies' involvement in one of the greatest amphibious assaults of modern history. It is a story of cooperation and, at times, discord, between the two navies as they planned the naval portion of the Allied invasion of Normandy in WWII. Covers every obstacle confronted by the naval planners, from the shifting tides of the English Channel to overcoming the European coastal defenses and dealing with the submarine threat.

Thoroughly researched at the US National Archives and the Naval Historical Center, the book takes the reader from the initial plans created by the Anglo-American Allies in 1942, through the first draft of Operation Overlord, to the final naval plan set down in 1944. It then presents a detailed description of the invasion itself. 1 vol, 292 pgs 2006 US, NAVAL INSTITUTE
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1-192900 Zaloga, Steve BATTLE OF THE BULGE The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive in the West and the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II. Resulting in over 100,000 German and 80,000 American casualties, it turned an apparent defeat into what British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called 'an ever famous American victory'.

This book describes the decisive campaign of the war in northwest Europe, as three German armies attacked through the Ardennes, almost breaking through the American lines in Hitler's last, final throw of the dice. The book provides a full account of the campaign strategy, the American and German forces and commands, their equipment and tanks, and a detailed account of the fighting.

This is an excellent, readable overview of the battle. Great to introduce the campaign to novices. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972015 Zaloga, Steve 015 US INTFANTRYMAN vs. GERMAN INFANTRYMAN: European Theater of Operations 1944 The Allied airborne and amphibious landings in Normandy on D-Day opened up the long-awaited Second Front against Nazi Germany, but after overcoming the German coastal defenses at Utah and 'Bloody Omaha,' the US Army found itself having to contest every hedgerow and street in a nightmarish battle of attrition. It was the humble infantrymen of both sides who would play a vital role in taking and holding key objectives, from the close-quarters warfare around the key French port of Cherbourg in June 1944 to the struggle for Ubach-Palenberg during the Allies' initial thrust into Germany in October and the savage cold-weather fighting of the Germans' Ardennes counter-offensive that December.

Featuring full-color artwork, specially drawn maps, and archive photographs, this study offers key insights into the tactics, leadership, combat performance, and subsequent reputations of six representative US and German infantry battalions pitched into three pivotal actions that determined the course of the campaign for mastery in Western Europe at the height of World War II. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-197640 Zaloga, Steven ARMORED ATTACK 1944: U.S. Army Tank Combat in the European Theater from D-Day to the the Battle of the Bulge First of two-volume set contains 1,199 photos of American and German tanks with Zaloga's expert captions. Covers D-Day, Normandy, southern France, the Siegfried Line, the push to the Rhine, and the Battle of the Bulge. It includes all varieties of American armor, from Shermans to Hellcats. Perfect for modelers and World War II enthusiasts. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2012 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-197650 Zaloga, Steven ARMORED VICTORY 1945: U.S. Army Tank Combat in the European Theater from the Battle of the Bulge to Germany's Surrender Second of two-volume set contains 1,200 photos of American and German tanks with Zaloga's expert captions. Covers France, the Siegfried Line, the push to the Rhine, and the Battle of the Bulge. It includes all varieties of American armor, from Shermans to Hellcats. Perfect for modelers and World War II enthusiasts. 1 vol, 504 pgs 2012 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-203460 Zaloga, Steven THE DEVIL'S GARDEN: Rommel's Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach on D-Day Fresh look at D-Day, one of World War II's pivotal battles, in time for its 70th anniversary in June 2014 with 240 b/w photos. Explains why the US Army suffered enormous casualties on Omaha Beach. Focuses on Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, who oversaw German defenses in Normandy.

Covers little-known aspects such as the German patrols tasked with shooting down the pigeons the French Resistance used to send messages to the Allies. Relies on original research, including recently discovered German artillery maps. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2013 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-972022 Zaloga, Steven 022 PANZERGRENADIERS vs US ARMORED INFANTRYMAN: European Theater of Operations 1944 WWII encounters between German Panzergrenadiers and US armored infantrymen in Operation Cobra and Battle of the Bulge in 1944. Includes specially commissioned full-color artwork and maps. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-212110 Zaloga. Steven PATTON VERSUS THE PANZERS: The Battle of Arracourt, September 1944 In September 1944 Hitler ordered an attack on Gen. George Patton's Third Army, which was deep inside France making for the Rhine and threatening the German industrial heartland beyond. The ensuing battle near Arracourt -- the U.S. Army's largest tank-versus-tank clash until the Bulge -- went badly for the Germans, who committed their armor piecemeal and whose offensive was shattered in a series of intense, close-range tank duels with the Americans. Armor expert Steven Zaloga deftly reconstructs the battle and shows how American Sherman tanks bested superior German Panthers.

Features legendary panzer general Hasso von Manteuffel and U.S. commanders John 'Tiger Jack' Wood ('America's Rommel') and Creighton Abrams (namesake of the M1 Abrams tank). Thoroughly researched narrative draws on newly discovered American and German records that provide unprecedented detail. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2016 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-195330 Zamulin, Valeriy and Stuart Britton DEMOLISHING THE MYTH: The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July 1943: An Operational Narrative First time in English, this 2005 Russian book examines the battle from primarily the Soviet side, laying out in enormous detail the plans and tactics of both sides, culminating in the famous and controversial clash at Prokhorovka on 12 July 1943. Zamulin weaves reminiscences of Red Army and Wehrmacht soldiers and officers into the narrative of the fighting, using in part files belonging to the Prokhorovka Battlefield State Museum. Includes the oft-overlooked efforts of Army Group Kempf's III Panzer Corps on the right-wing of the Fourth Panzer Army, as it sought to keep pace with the II SS Panzer Corps advance, and then breach the line of the Northern Donets River in order to link up with its left-hand neighbor in the region of Prokhorovka. Zamulin describes how the Soviet High Command and the Voronezh Front had to cobble together quickly a defense of this line with already battered units, but needed to reinforce it with fresh formations at the expense of the counterstroke at Prokhorovka.

Zamulin is a former staff member of the Prokhorovka Battlefield State Museum and lives in the area. Includes 180 b/w photos, eight pages of color maps, and supplements with extensive tables of data. 1 vol, 616 pgs 2011 UK, HELION
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1-197590 Zetterling, Niklas BISMARCK: The Final Days of Germany's Greatest Battleship The sinking of the German battleship Bismarck-a masterpiece of engineering, well-armored with a main artillery of eight 15-inch guns-was one of the most dramatic events of World War II. She left the port of Gotenhafen for her first operation on the night of 18 May 1941, yet was almost immediately discovered by Norwegian resistance and Allied air reconnaissance. British battlecruiser Hood was quickly dispatched from Scapa Flow to intercept the Bismarck, together with new battleship Prince of Wales. They were ordered to find the ship quickly because, on their way from the USA, several large convoys were heading for Britain.

On 24 May, Bismarck was found off the coast of Greenland, but the ensuing battle was disastrous for the British. The Hood was totally destroyed within minutes (only 3 crewmen surviving), and Prince of Wales was badly damaged. The chase resumed until the German behemoth was finally caught, this time by four British capital ships supported by torpedo-bombers from the carrier Ark Royal. The icy North Atlantic roiled from the crash of shellfire and bursting explosions until finally the Bismarck collapsed, sending nearly 2,000 German sailors to a watery grave.

Tamelander and Zetterling's work rests on stories from survivors and the latest historical discoveries. The book starts with a thorough account of maritime developments from 1871 up to the era of the giant battleship, and ends with a vivid account, hour by hour, of the dramatic and fateful hunt for the mighty Bismarck, Nazi-Germany's last hope to pose a powerful surface threat to Allied convoys. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2012 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-200210 Zetterling, Niklas and Anders Frankson DRIVE ON MOSCOW 1941, The: Operation Taifun and Germany's First Great Crisis of World War II Based on numerous archival records, personal diaries, letters, and other sources, Drive on Moscow recreates the battle from the perspective of the soldiers as well as the generals. The battle, not fought in isolation, had a crucial role in the overall German strategy in the East, and its outcome reveals why the failure of the German assault on Moscow may well have been true turning point of World War II.
1 vol, 336 pgs 2012 US, Casemate
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1-190330 Zetterling, Niklas and Tamelander, Michael BISMARK:Minute by Minute Account of the Final Hour Tamelander and Zetterling's work rests on stories from survivors and the latest historical discoveries. (8) pages of b/w photos and maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2009 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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