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World War Two

1-1994020 BOLT ACTION: Campaign: The Western Desert One of the most popular and enduring campaigns of World War II is that of the Western Desert, where Allied armies beat back the hard-pressed German and Italian forces under the grueling African sun. Covers crucial operations such as Crusader, Lightfoot, and Supercharge, and the great battles of Tobruk, El Alamein, and Gazala for the Bolt Action system. Includes in-depth information on the forces involved, linked scenarios, and new Theater Selectors. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover ......$30.00 with a discount of 15%

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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] ......$66.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-216240 ARNHEM: OPERATION MARKET GARDEN 1944: SPI Collector's Edition 1976 Boardgame Originally part of the Westwall quad, Arnhem was released as a Designer's Edition game in 1976. The game included a hard mounted map, counters, standard and specific rules. The game is a two-player recreation of Operation Market Garden, Sept. 1944. 1 vol, 54 pgs 1980 US, SIMULATIONS PUBLICATIONS
V.GOOD-box, punched - available (1) copy ......$40.00

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1-217230 SS PANZER DIVISIONS ON THE EASTERN FRONT: Images of War Rare photographs from SS sources illustrating the armored formations which took part in this titanic struggle. Includes rare images of the Panther in action. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-softcover, available mid May 2018 ......$25.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-222330 WINGATE'S MEN: The Chindit Operations - Special Forces in Burma Images of War Series An examination of Britain's WWII Long Range Penetration Groups, more commonly known as the Chindits, commanded by Colonel Orde Wingate, that performed long-range operations deep within Japanese-held territory with the aim of sowing alarm and confusion amongst the enemy and disrupting Japanese plans for the invasion of India. For this, Wingate was given the Indian 77th Infantry Brigade. In February 1943 this force crossed into Burma on its first Chindit operation, codenamed Loincloth. Includes 150 black and white illustrations.

Promoted to acting major general Wingate was granted permission to undertake another Chindit operation, but this time on a far greater scale. In Operation Thursday Wingate aimed to fly a force of 10,000 men, 1,000 mules, equipment, and supplies into clearings in the heart of Burma behind enemy lines. The operation proved a considerable success, the Chindits causing mayhem amongst the Japanese forces. Wingate, though, did not live to see the end of Operation Thursday, as he was killed when the aircraft in which he was being transported to one of the Chindit bases crashed into the jungle. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb ......$25.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-222370 AUDACIOUS MISSIONS OF WORLD WAR II: Daring Acts of Bravery Revealed Through Letters and Documents from the Time These missions include Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Czechoslovakia in 1942, Operation Chariot, the attempt to damage the mighty German warship Tirpitz while she was in dock in St-Nazaire in France; and Operation Mincemeat, a complex plot whereby a corpse, replete with documentation designed to mislead the enemy, was dropped in southern Spain to spread misinformation. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, available mid January 2020 ......$35.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-223050 BLOOD IN THE FOREST: The End of the Second World War in the Courland Pocket With eyewitness accounts, detailed maps, and expert contributions alongside rare newspaper archive, photographs from private collections, and extracts from diaries translated into English from Latvian, German, and Russian, the author assembles a ghastly picture of death and desperation in a tough, uncomfortable story of a nation both gripped by war and at war with itself.

While the eyes of the world were on Hitler's bunker, more than half a million men fought six cataclysmic battles along a front line of fields and forests in Western Latvia known as the Courland Pocket. Just an hour from the capital Riga, German forces bolstered by Latvian Legionnaires were cut off and trapped with their backs to the Baltic. The only way out was by sea: the only chance of survival to hold back the Red Army.

Forced into uniform by Nazi and Soviet occupiers, Latvian fought Latvian - sometimes brother against brother. Hundreds of thousands of men died for little territorial gain in unimaginable slaughter. When the Germans capitulated, thousands of Latvians continued a war against Soviet rule from the forests for years afterwards.

Compiles eye-witness accounts of veterans who fought in the Latvian Legion, including former partisans and a refugee who fled the Soviet advance to later become President -- Vaira Vike-Freiberga. He was a survivor of the little-known concentration camp at Popervale and founder of Riga's Jewish Museum, Margers Vestermanis has never spoken about his personal experiences. He also gives details of the SS new world order planned in Kurzeme, his escape from a death march, and subsequent survival in the forests with a Soviet partisan group -- and a German deserter. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
NEW-pb, available mid March 2020 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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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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1-930285 S&T 285 DUEL ON THE STEPPE 1943 Duel on the Steppe is a simulation of the Winter Campaign in the Ukraine, from 29 January to 17 March, 1943. Known as Operation Star and Gallop, the Soviets arrayed their incredible numerical advantage against some of the best units in the German army.

This game uses the same rules system as Sedan: The Decisive Battle for France, May 1940 (World at War # 24), and Tobruk: Operation Crusader, Nov-Dec, 1941 (Strategy & Tactics # 278), but is modified appropriate to the scale and the theater. Here, the Soviets have air superiority, albeit somewhat uncoordinated.

Duel on the Steppe includes one counter sheet (228 counters), and one map of the Ukraine area of the Soviet Union (approximately 260 miles, or about 418 kilometers) with each hex representing about 6.5 miles (about 10 kilometers). Unit sizes vary from kampfgruppes to corps, the latter which can be broken down into smaller formations for more operational flexibility, or simply to absorb casualties.

Components: One 22x34-inch map and 228 counters. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2013 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover ......$30.00 with a discount of 10%

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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%

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1-930305 STRATEGY & TACTICS # 305: Armies of the White Sun 1943 Armies of the White Sun is a solitaire wargame covering the fighting in China from the Marco Polo Bridge Incident through Pearl Harbor to the planned 1943 Operation Go-Go aimed at capturing Chongking and ending Chinese resistance at the national level. The single player actively commands the invading Japanese forces, while the rules system directs him in the deployment of the defending Chinese. The player wins by capturing key areas on the map. Throughout the game, the player selects units for an operational force, then maneuvers with that force to achieve objectives while fighting Chinese forces as they appear during operations.

Contents: One 22x34-inch map, 280 counters, and magazine with historical background. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2017 US, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available late April 2017 ......$35.00 with a discount of 10%

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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 25%

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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 25%

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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-ATO050 AGAINST THE ODDS #50: Die Atombombe Magazine includes Die Atombombe -- a card game for 2 to 5 players, each representing a faction inside German government, industry, or military circles that sought use research institutes to start work on a nuclear program. Acting through the Director of each center, players will need to size matters up, recruit other scientists, acquire scarce resources, (plus spy on their rivals, this is the Third Reich remember) and certainly go all out if they hope to develop atomic weapons.

Progress is slow at first - the Russians are far away and the enormity of the effort seems clear early on. And there are always other weapons more desperately needed now. As the course of the war darkens for Germany, players may see more official support being thrown their way, or engage in fruitless bickering among themselves over the best theories and resources required to succeed. Their finest scientists may even be drafted to serve as simple soldiers at the front!
Fast and quick playing, Die Atombombe shows just how easy it was to be bewitched by the idea, and how hard it really was to mount an effective nuclear program under the increasing rain of Allied bombs and the Soviet menace looming to the east.

In late 1941 with senior officials across Germany becoming increasingly aware that Operation Barbarossa would fail somewhere short of Moscow. Many worriedly began looking for an 'out.' Some, like Ernst Udet, head of Luftwaffe Development, and Walter Borbet, a leading industrialist, shot themselves over the shock of the failure. Others, like General Fromm, in charge of the Army Weapons Office, turned their attention to an extraordinary proposal by Germany's leading physicists to unlock the secrets of the atom and provide limitless power, and a possible war-winning explosive device, the atomic bomb. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2020 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
NEW-pb, available mid February 2020 ......$40.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-COM041 COMMAND #41:Wave of Terror - Battle of the Bulge Features:

The Battle of the Bulge
- Analysis & Overview
Operation Baseplate
- The Battle of the Bulge in the Skies
A Wave of Terror
- Kampfgruppe Peiper in the Battle of the Bulge
Jacky Fisher
- Dreadnought and the Naval Revolution
The Falchion
- Short Sword that Made Good
America's First Vietname
- The Seminole Wares
The Grand Master is Checked
- The Battle of Grunwald, 1410
I Remember...
- The Last Voyage of the Cappellini
Art of War: Robert Summers
Wave of Terror: Battle of the Bulge, issue game
Features: 1 vol, 60 pgs 1997 US, XTR PUBLSHING
AS NEW-softcover unpunched, (1) copy available ......$18.00 rct

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1-COM1046 LEBENSRAUM: The War for Europe 1941-1945 This game is a new edition of the Simulations Canada games of Lebensraum and West Front. The two games have been updated to include all known errata, some small additions, and have been combined into one game, but can be played as separate scenarios. With fresh new artwork this large, strategic level game now has new life breathed into it.

This is a grand-strategic, moderate-complexity game of the war between Nazi Germany and the Allied Nations, starting with the German invasion of the USSR in late June of 1941, through to the final battles to Berlin in 1945. The game includes both East and West Fronts, and can be played in a number of small (3 to 13) turn historical scenarios starting with Barbarossa in the East and Italy in the West, or in campaigns for each front individually, or a combined East and West front campaign.

The game focuses on the Army group level, with players controlling subordinate armies as their main combat formations. Leadership is a major component of the game, with each player having a pool of named and rated leaders available. Airpower, naval support, partisans, production centers, and transportation networks are all featured. Turns are quarterly, with a map scale of 50 miles (80km) per hex.

Product Information

* Complexity: Medium
* Time Scale: 3 months/turn
* Map Scale: 50 Miles/80km per hex
* Unit Scale: Army Group
* Players: 2
* Solitaire Suitability: High
* Playing Time: 3-16 hours

Components:
* 3 maps - total playing surface of 50 x 35 inches
* 3 countersheets of 9/16-inch counters
* 4 Player Aid Cards
* 1 Rule and Scenario book
* 2 Dice 1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available late August 2018 ......$99.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-COM1048A RUSSIA BESIEGED: Player's Guide A 64-page magazine describing the history of the game, from its design inspiration and origins to the game Russia Besieged has become today. This 64-page companion guide, complete with a half-sheet of counters, will unlock even more value to your copy of Russia Besieged by making more variant and optional rules available. Variants include a Rudel counter, one of Germany's most famous pilots, Fortification counters, an option rule 'What If' that presupposes Italy not attacking Greece, allowing Germany to invade Russia one turn early. Also, included in this package are the counters and setup cards needed for a Historical Variant developed by Paul Popejoy. As an added bonus, errata counters are included to correct a few omissions/errors in the printed version. Fans of the game will also enjoy the Gamer's Guide section that has examples of play, analysis of mechanics and techniques to enhance not only your understanding of the rules but will further develop your style of play. If you are a serious fan of Russia Besieged, this package will intensify your East Front gaming experience.


1 - 64-page booklet
1 - Half-sheet of counters 1 vol, 64 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-pb, available late May 2020 ......$49.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-COM1070 NIGHTFIGTHER ACE: Solitaire Air Defense Over Germany A solitaire, tactical level game -- based on the popular, action-packed Hunters game system -- places you in command of a German Nightfighter during World War II. Each turn consists of several days, during which a combat mission will be flown from one of many bases in Europe, attempting to intercept incoming British Bombers and increase your prestige, earn skills, and rise in rank through promotion and awards.

The objective of the game is to conduct numerous sorties in the role of a German Nightfighter pilot and rack up kills. Pilots may use the experience gained to improve their odds of success by purchasing Major and Minor skills. As their prestige increases, they may request a transfer to other nightfighter bases in an attempt to get 'closer to the action' or request a newer type of nightfighter. Awards and ace status help to narrate the player's eventual goal - to become the top nightfighter ace of the war.

The system is packed with rich technical detail but without the complexity to capture the key historical facets of the night bombing campaign over Germany. In terms of nightfighters alone, there are 32 nightfighter models available to pilot. The families of nightfighters include: Bf110 (10 aircraft), Ju88 (5 aircraft), Do 215/217 (6 aircraft), He219 (10 aircraft), and Ta154 (1 aircraft).

For each nightfighter, you will be tracking the date of availability, speed, area of operations based on originating base, individual weapon systems, electronic systems, damage, and crew status.

Product Information:
* Complexity: 6 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 10 out of 10
* Time Scale: 3-4 days per Turn
* Map Scale: Abstract
* Unit Scale: individual aircraft, individual weapon systems, individual electronic systems, specific crew members, and ammo rounds
* Players: one (with option for two or more)
* Playing Time: two to three hours

Components:
* One Countersheet of 9/16-inch unit-counters
* Sixteen Aircraft Display Mats 8.5 x11-inch (double-sided, 32 total)
* Four Player Aid Cards 8.5x11-inch
* One Combat Display Mat 8.5x11-inch
* One Bomber Target Mat 8.5x11-inch
* One Pilot Awards Display Mat 8.5x11-inch
* One Air Operations Display Mat 11x17-inch
* Forty Ace Pilot Cards
* Sixty Combat Cards
* Rules Booklet featuring extensive Historical Background
* One Logsheet 8.5x11-inch
* Two 6-sided and one 10-sided die

Playing time: Scenarios of 2+ hours, up to the campaign game of 20 hours. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box ......$99.00 with a discount of 20%

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1-DG01018 D-DAY AT OMAHA BEACH: 2nd Edition D-Day at Omaha Beach (Re-print) recreates America's most bloody and heroic day of World War II. In this solitaire game from the designer of the solo classics RAF and Ambush, you control the forces of the US 1st and 29th Divisions landing under fire on the Normandy shore, and struggling desperately to establish a viable beachhead. The game is also great for two players playing cooperatively, each controlling one US division.

US units include assault infantry, amphibious tanks, artillery, engineers and HQs. The game system controls the hidden German defenders in Widerstandsnest resistance points on the bluffs overlooking the beaches. US forces that manage to break through the deadly coastal defenses and reach the high ground must then contend with German mobile reinforcements in the bewildering hedgerows of Normandy's bocage. An innovative diceless combat system highlights unknown enemy deployments and the importance of utilizing the right weapons and tactics.

Event cards keep the action flowing and the rules simple, while controlling German strategy and introducing extensive historical detail. The game includes amphibious landings, German artillery and rocket barrages, US naval bombardment, tides, engineer operations, and intangibles such as US leadership under fire and the initiative of the American GIs.

Scenarios: The First Waves (two to three hour playtime) introduces the basics of the game in a recreation of the initial assault. Beyond the Beach (four to five hours) picks up on the high ground at 10:00 a.m. and adds rules for German tactics. D-Day at Omaha Beach (seven hours) covers the entire day, from 6:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Optional rules explore what-ifs, such as more pre-invasion bombardment or the arrival of German armor.

Game Scale: Each turn equals 15 minutes in the basic game, 30 in the extended game; Units are companies for both sides; Map: each hex equals 275 yards (250 meters).

Contents: Rules booklet; Player Aid cards; 352 die-cut counters; 1 34x22-inch map; 55 Event cards; and storage bags. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2009 CA, DECISION GAMES
AS NEW-box, open and unpunched ......$59.00 with a discount of 25% rct

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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%

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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 25%

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1-DG1728 RED EAGLES: Air War over the Kuban Peninsula 1943 Red Eagles: Air War over the Kuban Peninsula, 1943. The Red Air Force challenged the Luftwaffe in a series of air battles over the Kuban Bridgehead in early 1943. The lessons learned by the Soviet airmen would help them gain air superiority on the Eastern Front later that year.

This is a two player game in the Air Wars series. Units represent one or more Soviet air regiments or German Gruppen. Aircraft include IL-2 Sturmoviks, Lend-Lease P-39s, Bf-109s, He-177s, and more. Bombing missions are needed to take out ground targets, while fighters fly escort or interception missions. The map covers the area from Rostov to Sevastopol.

Each player has a set of cards providing additional capabilities, improved logistics, and special orders from the high command. Victory goes to the player hitting the right targets and protecting friendly assets.

Game Contents: One 11x17-inch map, 40 die cut counters, 18 Campaign Cards, and four page system rule booklet plus exclusive scenario rules. 1 vol, 4 pgs 2019 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-softcover, available late April 2019 ......$15.00 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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1-221640 Adamovich, Ales and Daniil Alexandrovich Granin LENINGRAD UNDER SIEGE: First-Hand Accounts of the Ordeal Leningrad was under siege for almost three years, and the first winter of that siege was one of the coldest on record. The Russians had been taken by surprise by the Germans' sudden onslaught in June 1941.

This book tells the story of that long, bitter siege in the words of those who were there. It vividly describes how ordinary Leningraders struggled to stay alive and to defend their beloved city in the most appalling conditions. They were bombed, shelled, starved and frozen. They dug tank-traps and trenches, built shelters and fortifications, fought fires, cleared rubble, tended the wounded and, for as long as they had strength to do so, buried their dead. Many were killed by German bombs or shells, but most of them died of hunger and cold.

Based on interviews with survivors of the siege and on contemporary diaries and personal memoirs. The primary focus is on three people: a young mother with two small children, a boy of sixteen at the outbreak of war, and an elderly academic. We see the siege through their eyes as its horrors unfold and as they struggle to survive. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available early September 2019 ......$33.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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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
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1-215760 Ailsby, Christopher HITLER'S SKY WARRIORS: German Paratroopers in Action 1939-1945 Images of War Series During World War II, the German Fallschirmjger (paratroopers) carried out many successful and daring operations, such as the capture of the Belgian fortress at Eben Emael in 1940 and the invasion of Crete in 1941. This is a detailed examination of all the battles and campaigns of the Third Reich's airborne forces, illustrated throughout by many previously unpublished photographs. Includes detailed accounts of all the ground campaigns of the parachute divisions, especially in Italy and defense of Monte Cassino, and information on the specialist weapons and equipment . 1 vol, 248 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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
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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
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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
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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
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1-2171214 Andres, Didier U.S. Army Chevrolet Trucks in World War II - 1 1/2 ton, 4x4 Between 1940 and 1945, large numbers of trucks of all categories were delivered to the U.S. Army by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors. Over 160,000 of these trucks were the G-506 light four-wheel-drive trucks-which became the standard 1 1/2-ton, 4x4 truck for both the U.S. Army and Army Air Corps during the war. In addition, many more thousands were delivered to Allied forces as part of the Lend-Lease program, including nearly 50,000 delivered to the Soviet Union. Tough, well-built and more agile than the deuce and a half, the Chevy 1 1/2 ton played a part in every theater of operations during the war. Its durability and mechanical reliability made it ideal for a wide range of missions. Not for nothing did Chevy advertise the trucks during the war as 'Vehicles of Victory.'

More than 75 years after it was designed, the small Chevrolet truck is still a favorite with collectors. This fully illustrated book details the different series of trucks and their many uses within the U.S. Army including cargo trucks, panel delivery trucks for the Signal Corps, dump trucks for engineers, telephone trucks, tractors, and bomb service trucks for the air force. It also covers their part in the Lend-Lease program, and their continued use after the war.
1 vol, 144 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171216 Andres, Didier U.S. ARMY AMBULANCES & MEDICAL VEHICLES IN WORLD WAR II Of all the armies involved in World War II, the U.S. Army developed the most sophisticated system for the transport and treatment of injured and sick soldiers, pushing the boundaries of available technology to give their men the best chance of not only survival but a full recovery.

Each infantry regiment had a medical detachment that was tasked with conserving the strength of the regiment by not only providing medical and dental treatment but also undertaking all possible measures to keep the regiment healthy. In combat they would provide emergency medical treatment on the battlefield, then move casualties to aid stations they had established. At aid stations, casualties would be triaged, stabilized, and treated before being moved on for further treatment. Vehicles formed a crucial part of the Medical Detachment's equipment.

This fully illustrated, comprehensive book covers all types of medical vehicles used both in-theater and in the United States, including ambulances and technical support vehicles. It details vehicle markings modifications, for use in the evacuation of troops from the battlefield. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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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
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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
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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
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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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1-198940 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: Volume 4 -- Utah Beach and 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
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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
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1-220330 Baczkowski, Tadeusz IN PEACE AND WAR 1933-1948: Memoirs of an Exiled Polish Cavalry Officer Captain Baczkowski's extraordinary memoirs a young Polish cavalry officer covers his life story from childhood to his great wish of becoming a cavalry officer being fulfilled a few years before the outbreak of World War II. His idyllic life was shattered by the German invasion on 1st September 1939. The crux of the memoirs are his wartime experiences during the Polish 1939 Campaign when he commanded a bicycle platoon in the 19th Lancers Regiment, taking part in the well-known Battle of Mokra when the Volhynian Cavalry Brigade held up a German Panzer Division.

Following the fall of Poland, he escaped across the mountains into Hungary and then to France to join the reforming Polish Army. After the collapse of France, he was evacuated with the remnants of the Polish Army to Britain to continue the fight against Nazi Germany. He saw service in Scotland and then joined the British Army in West Africa as part of a scheme where 400 Polish officers received short time commissions in the British Army.

On his return to the Polish Army he was posted to the 1st Armored Division and took part in the North West Europe Campaign. His story ends with his decision to remain in exile after the Soviet takeover of Poland in 1945, service with the Polish Resettlement Corps and first tentative steps in creating a new life in London. His love of horses forms a continuous theme throughout his life. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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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-WGAME14 Bagley, Andy WARGAMER # 14: Assault on Leningrad Simulates the German Army's attempt to capture the city of Leningrad in the Autumn of 1941. Counters unpunched.

Magazine Articles also include: Crescendo of Doom; Demonstration Against the Turk (Gallipoli); Enemy at the Gates: Battle for Stalingrad; Battle for Stalingrad; Hougomont and All That (Thin Red Line); Medieval Imperialism; Poulter VC! (Blue Max replay), and more. 1 vol, 60 pgs 1980 US, 3W
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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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1-34220 Barker, A.J. GERMAN INFANTRY WEAPONS OF WORLD WAR 2 Each weapon is detailed with black and white illustrations and photos. Includes several appendices. 1 vol, 76 pgs 1969 NY, ARCO PUBLISHING COMP
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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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1-220030 Barneschi, Gianluca AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD: SOE agent Dick Mallaby's Italian Missions, 1943-45 Based on 20 years of research, Gianluca Barneschi has uncovered the true story of a real-life James Bond. The debonair Special Operations Executive agent Richard 'Dick' Mallaby was the first Briton to be sent to Italy as an SOE operative, parachuted unceremoniously into Lake Como in August 1943. Arrested and initially tortured by the Italian authorities, he managed to sweet-talk his way out of trouble, and helped Marshal Pietro Badoglio and King Victor Emmanuel III escape to the Allied lines. He also helped negotiate the armistice with Italy, for which he was awarded the Military Cross.

He was back in action in 1945, when he crossed into Fascist-controlled northern Italy from Switzerland but was swiftly captured and interrogated by the SS. Narrowly avoiding a firing squad once again, he helped to secure the surrender of 800,000 German forces in Italy in May 1945. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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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-WGAME47 Baslund, Chris WARGAMER #47:STRUGGLE FOR STALINGRAD for Stalingrad is a small game on the German's
attempt to take Stalingrad from Sept.-Dec. 1942.

- 100 counters,
- 17x22 map (areas - including special strong points, no hexes)
- eight pages of rules

Includes some fog of war as Soviet unit values are hidden until they are assaulted
1 vol, 60 pgs 1985 US, 3W
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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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1-216570 Baxter Ian SS POLIZEI AT WAR 1940-1945: A History of the Division - Images of War Series Formed in 1939 SS-Polizei Division were not considered initially as an SS fighting force, and this status was reflected in the quality of the equipment they were issued. Following operations in France, Greece, and then Russia, it was not until 1942 the division was transferred to the Waffen-SS, and eventually upgraded to a Panzergrenadier division, the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division. Includes 250 photographs.

The book describes how the SS-Polizei Division fought across the Low Countries, the Eastern Front, before deploying to the Balkans and Greece where it committed numerous atrocities. During the last days of the war, it was assigned to Army Detachment Steiner defending Berlin where many soldiers fought to the death. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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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1-214260 Baxter, Ian SS LEIBSTANDARTE ADOLF HITLER (LSSAH) AT WAR 1939 - 1945: A History of the Division on the Western and Eastern Fronts -- Images at War Another Images of War volume collects many unpublished photographs with in-depth captions to describe the Division's history, fighting tactics, weapons, and uniforms as it battled its way through Poland, the Low Countries, the Balkans, on the Eastern Front, and then to Normandy and the carnage of the Falaise Pocket before being transferred back to the Eastern Front. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-215020 Baxter, Ian SS DAS REICH AT WAR 1939-1945: A History of the Division on the Western and Eastern Fronts -- Images of War series Another in the marvelous series covers the Das Reich Division with extensive text and over 250 rare and unpublished photographs that describe the fighting tactics, uniforms, battles, and different elements that went into making the Das Reich Division such a formidable fighting force. The chapters reveal the Division as it battled its way through Poland, the Low Countries, the Balkans and the Eastern Front. Finally the Das Reich defended Normandy before falling back to Germany. The unit grew out of SS-Verfgungstruppe (Special Disposal Troop) that saw action in Poland before switching to the Western Front in 1940. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-215610 Baxter, Ian SS TOTENKOPF AT WAR: A History of the Division - Images of War series The SS Totenkopf (Death Head) Division even 70 years on retains its formidable and ruthless reputation as a superbly efficient yet murderous formation. It earned this for its actions throughout the Second World War, first in 1940 during the blitzkrieg in Northern France and then on the Eastern Front. The battles at Kharkov and Kurst saw some of the fiercest fighting of that long and terrible campaign. During the long retreat back to the Fatherland the Division fought with customary dogged determination, nay fanaticism. Includes 250 photos.

This superbly illustrated work, drawing on images taken by participants, portrays the SS Totenkopfs history from formation through training to the battles in northern France and in Russia. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-2171212 Baxter, Ian KURSK 1943: Last German Offensive in the East Includes comprehensive captions and photos to Recounts this dramatic battle using rare and unpublished photographs, maps, and profiles. The book reveals the events leading up to the battle in the first half of 1943, and the build up of forces by both sides, and then their climatic showdown at Kursk in 1943. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-217470 Baxter, Ian 5TH SS DIVISION WIKING AT WAR 1941-1945: Images of War Series Drawing on a superb collection of rare and unpublished photographs, this is the fifth book in the Waffen-SS Images of War Series and tells the dramatic story of the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking at war. The men of the division were recruited from foreign volunteers in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, the Netherlands, and Belgium under the command of German officers. Not all were collaborators - the choice they were all too often presented with was join up or be locked up - or worse. During the course of the war, the division served on the Eastern Front in 1941, and eventually surrendered in May 1945 to the American forces in Austria. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218650 Baxter, Ian 6TH SS MOUNTAIN DIVISION NORD AT WAR 1941-1945: Images of War Series Drawing on a superb collection of rare and unpublished photographs, the book tells the story of the 6th SS Mountain Division Nord, which was formed in February 1941 as SS Kampfgruppe Nord (SS Battle Group North). Includes 250 b/w photos and illustrations.

The Division was the only Waffen-SS unit to fight in the Arctic Circle when it was stationed in Finland and northern Russia between June and November 1941. It fought in Karelia until the Moscow Armistice in September 1944, at which point it left Finland. It suffered heavy losses in the Operation Nordwind in January 1945 and in early April 1945, the division was destroyed by the US forces near Budingen, Germany. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218660 Baxter, Ian THE ARMOUR OF ROMMEL'S AFRIKA KORPS: Images of War' series The Deutsche Afrika Korps (best known as simply Afrika Korps) built up a well-deserved reputation as a superb fighting machine. While this was founded on the leadership and tactical genius of its legendary commander Erwin Rommel and the fighting skills of its officers and men, another vital element was its equipment in general and armor in particular.

This superbly illustrated Images of War book reveals the full range of German armored vehicles that saw service in North Africa over the two year period 1941 to mid-1943. As well as the formidable panzers, such as the Tiger and Panther tanks, there were Sturmartillerie equipments, reconnaissance vehicles, half- tracks, armored cars, Panzers, and motor cycles. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222590 Baxter, Ian The Fall of Berlin - Images of War series By March 1945, the Red Army had closed in on Berlin. Marshal Zhukov, with almost a million soldiers and 20,000 tanks and guns at his disposal, launched his assault of the Seelow Heights. While costly with 30,000 Russians killed, it brought the Russian Army to the gates of the capital.

On 20 April, Hitler's 56th birthday, Soviet artillery began a massive bombardment of the doomed city. The Fuhrer ordered every soldier, Hitlerjugend and Volksstrum to fight to the death. The house-to-house fighting that followed was brutal and savage with heavy casualties for both military and civilians.

Using superb Russian and German imagery this fine Images of War series book describes the Russian assault and Nazi last-ditch defense of Hitler's capital during the final days of the Third Reich.
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1-223550 Baxter, Ian The Destruction of 6th Army at Stalingrad - Images of War series he scale of death and destruction during the Battle of Stalingrad during late 1942 and early 1943 remains unprecedented in the history of warfare.

The annihilation of General von Paulus' 6th Army epitomized the devastating defeat of Hitler's ambition to conquer Stalin's Soviet Union. After the successful Operation Blue offensive 6th Army reached the River Volga north of Stalingrad in summer 1942. With overextended supply lines and facing steely opposition, increasingly desperate attempts to seize the city repeatedly failed. Slowly 6th Army became encircled. The German High Command attempted a number of relief attempts, notably Field Marshal von Manstein's 'Winter Storm' but all were defeated by the tenacity of the enemy and the Russian winter. To their credit the men of 6th Army fought to the end but by February 1943 the last pockets of German resistance were either destroyed or had surrendered.

Thanks to a superb collection of unpublished photographs, this Images of War book provides an absorbing insight into the dramatic events of the last months of 6th Army's doomed existence. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-223560 Baxter, Ian Hitler's Heavy Tank Battalions 1942-1945Images of War series With rare, often unpublished photographs and full captions Hitler's Heavy Tank Battalions provides a superb record of the Wehrmacht's Schwere Panzerableilung on operations between 1942 and 1945.

In addition to the Tiger I and successor Tiger II heavy tanks, these battalions were equipped with Pz.Kpfw III's, Flakpanzer IV, Sd. Kfz 7/1 self-propelled antiaircraft guns, Sd.Kfz 9 and 10 halftracks, Sd.Kfz 2 and Kettenkrad gun tractors. The Tigers required substantial maintenance and the Berge Panther armored recovery vehicle played a key role.

Heavy tank battalions saw action on the Eastern Front, in Italy and North West Europe before being pushed back to Berlin for the final defensive battles and there are graphic photographs and descriptions of vehicles on operations in all these theaters.

While feared by the Allies in the early years, these units suffered increasing attrition from antitank artillery, ground attack aircraft and mechanical issues.

Modelers and equipment buffs in particular will find this latest Images of War book extremely useful and fascinating. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-223760 Baxter, Ian 7th SS Mountain Division Prinz Eugen At War 1941-1945Images of War Series Drawing on a superb collection of rare and unpublished photographs the The 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen 1941 - 1945 is the 7th book in the Waffen-SS Images of War Series written by Ian Baxter.

The book tells the story of the 7th SS Mountain Division was formed in 1941 from the Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) volunteers and conscripts from the Banat, Independent State of Croatia, Hungary and Romania. It fought a brutal counter insurgency campaign against communist-led Yugoslav Partisan resistance forces in the occupied Serbia and Montenegro.

It was given the title Prinz Eugen after Prince Eugene of Savoy, an outstanding military leader of the Habsburg Empire who liberated the Banat and Belgrade from the Ottoman Empire in the Austro Turkish War. It was initially named the SS-Freiwilligen-Division Prinz Eugen (SS-Volunteer Division Prinz Eugen).
1 vol, 136 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-214080 Bechthold, Mike FLYING TO VICTORY: Raymond Collishaw and the Western Desert Campaign, 1940-1941 Canadian-born flying ace Raymond Collishaw (1893-1976) served in Britain's air forces for 28 years. As a pilot in World War I, he was credited with 61 confirmed kills on the Western Front. When World War II began in 1939, Air Commodore Collishaw commanded a Royal Air Force group in Egypt. It was in Egypt and Libya in 1940-41, during the Britain's Western Desert campaign, that he demonstrated the tenets of an effective air-ground cooperation system.

It was only after the chastening failure of Operation Battleaxe in June 1941, fought according to army doctrine, that Winston Churchill shifted strategy on the direction of future air campaigns-ultimately endorsing the RAF's view of mission and target selection. This book examines his contribution to the British system of tactical air support-a pattern of operations that eventually became standard in the Allied air forces and proved to be a key factor in the Allied victory. Includes 30 b&w illustrations and seven maps. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2017 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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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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1-218410 Bernage, George OBJECTIVE FALAISE: 8 August 1944 - 16 August 1944 On the night of 8 August 1944, the First Canadian Army launched Operation Totalize, directing their advance towards Falaise, with the intention of breaking through the German defences south of Caen. In spite of large numbers, they were halted by the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitierjugend, who managed to block the 600 armored vehicles. During one of the German counter-attacks, several Tiger tanks were destroyed, including that of panzer ace, Michael Wittmann, who was killed in the process.

The offensive was relaunched a few days later under the name Operation Tractable, the intention this time being to capture the strategically important town of Falaise and close the Falaise Pocket, also known as the Corridor of Death.

This book provides the reader with a day-by-day account of this forgotten battle, while also acting as a field guide, including maps and both contemporary and modern photographs. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-214920 Bernage, Georges OBJECTIVE SAINT-LO: 7 June 1944 - 18 July 1944 This book provides a day-by-day account, including eyewitness testimony from Allied and Axis sides, of the 42 days of fighting from Omaha Beach to Saint-Lo. The book also acts as a field guide, including maps and both contemporary and modern photographs. Includes the battles over little or unknown routes from the horrors of Omaha Beach to Trvires, La Cambe, and Isigny, through the Aure valley to Hill 108 ('Purple Heart Hill') and Hills 192 and 122. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218310 Bernage, Georges NORMANDY 1944 This book is the fruit of forty years of contact with military and civilian witnesses, now almost all gone, of research, analyses and descriptions of several thousands of photographs about the Landings and the Battle of Normandy. This book is the best synthesis, day by day, from 6 June to 30 August, with a clear narrative, an exceptional report illustrated with the best photographs (470), 22 armor and aircraft profiles and above all, 79 maps enabling the reader to follow this very complex battle more easily. English text. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2018 FRANCE, HEIMDAL
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1-216800 Bernsge, Gerorges THE BATTLE OF COTENTIN PENINSULA: 9-19 June 1944 In June 1944, the Americans left the Sainte-Mere-Eglise and Utah Beach bridgehead and crossed the Merderet river to the Chaussee de la Fiere, taking Picauville on 10 June. Their advance was slowed following the failure of the 90th Infantry Division, but they were able to take Pont-l'Abbe on 12 June and Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte 16 June. Two days later they cut the Cotentin peninsula at Barneville, before heading north towards Cherbourg. Includes maps and both contemporary and modern photographs. 1 vol, 152 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-914018G Bey, Frederick VAE VICTUS BOARD GAME # 18: Battle of Debrecen 1944 Following the combats around Turda in September 1944, Malinovsky receives the order from Stavka to attack in the direction of Budapest. To do this, he assembles a great force, albeit slightly weakened by previous combat: Pliev and Gorshkov's mobile groups, 6th Armored Guards Army and 53rd Army with a tank corps. on the other side, Third Panzer Korps with three armored divisions and a Panzer Grenadier division supported by some Hungarian and German troops. All told, more than 1000 tanks will face off over the course of three weeks and on a front of nearly 140 km!

On 6 October 1944 the southern pincer of the 2nd Ukrainian Front attacks the forces of Army Group South around Arad and breaks the 3rd Hungarian Army. In 24 hours, the spearhead of the attack, the Cavalry Mechanized Group under Pliev, advances more than 50 km. The northern pincer - 6th Armored Guards Army - throws itself full force against the counter attacks of the 1st and 23rd Panzer around Nagyvarad and cannot break through to the Hungarian plain.
Redirecting Pliev's group toward the northeast, Malinovski hopes to make a pincer attack on Nagyvarad's defenders and open up the route toward Debrecen, Nyiregyhaza and Tokaj, cut Army Group South in two and isolate the 8th Army, retreating before the 4th Ukrainian Front.

On 9 October the southwestern barrier of Debrecen falls but the Germans engage reinforcements and launch two divisions, a Panzer and a Panzer Grenadier division, supported by a Tiger II battalion - Operation Zigeuner Baron - at the flank of the Soviet penetration on 19 October.
Debrecen finally falls on 20 October, Nyiregyhaza the 22nd, thereby isolating the 8th Army.

Is it all over? No - taking advantage of the advanced position of Pliev's cavalry corps, the Germans launch an assault with the units of the 8th Army and the Panzer in order to reopen the Soviet trap and destroy the mobile group. As the Soviet, will you be able to best use your powerful armored forces to surround the enemy, and as a member of the Axis can you save the 8th Army and protect the outskirts of Budapest?

Game components: One 61.5 x 59 cm map, 216 die-cut counters and markers, one rule book, and one color player aid. 1 vol, 24 pgs 2017 FRANCE, CERIGO EDITIONS
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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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1-221850 Blades, Brooke THE AMERICANS FROM NORMANDY TO THE GERMAN BORDER: August to Mid-December 1944 -- Images of War series Another fine Images of War book offers 250 black and white illustrations of WWII US troops during campaign in north West Europe during the autumn and early winter of 1944. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222930 Blades, Brooks THE AMERICANS FROM THE ARDENNES TO VE DAY: Images of War Series The third and final volume of the author's Americans in North-West Europe series covers the period December 1944 to May 1945. Includes 250 black and white illustrations.

Launched in December 1944, the Nazis' Ardennes offensive, known as the Battle of the Bulge, was one of the most dangerous periods of the War. During six weeks of desperate fighting, more US soldiers were killed, wounded or reported missing than in any battle in American history.

The Rhine was crossed in March 1945, first by the seizure of the railway bridge at Remagen and then by the combined American, British and Canadian ground and airborne operation codenamed Varsity. In the closing stages of the war, the western allies pushed remorselessly in the heart of Germany. Shocking evidence of Nazi atrocities was uncovered.

Berlin fell to the Russians in early May and the Allies met up on the River Elbe. In the chaos that followed, Germany was divided into four zones of occupation. The immediate tasks were ensuring the survival of the civilian population, establishing law and order, and the capture of war criminals. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & 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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1-220340 Blazland, Gregory DESTINATION DUNKIRK: The Story of Gort's Army Originally published in 1973, this reprint covers the campaign in France and Flanders through the largely successful evacuation of British and French soldiers, albeit minus most of their equipment. It is written by one who served in the campaign, admittedly as a very junior officer, and was himself evacuated from the beaches of the Dunkirk perimeter. Also includes the final evacuation from Nantes and St Nazaire on 18 June. Includes 32 black and white illustrations. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2019 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-225190 Bohmler, Rudolf Monte Cassino - A German View As a German battalion commander Rudolf Bohmler fought in the front line during the fierce battles fought at Monte Cassino. After the war he wrote this remarkable history, one of the first full-length accounts of this famous and controversial episode in the struggle for Italy. 30 black and white illustrations

His pioneering work, which has long been out of print, gives a fascinating insight into the battle as it was perceived at the time and as it was portrayed immediately after the war. While his fluent narrative offers a strong German view of the fighting, it also covers the Allied side of the story, at every level, in graphic detail. The climax of his account, his description of the tenacious defense of the town of Cassino and the Monte Cassino abbey by exhausted, outnumbered German troops, has rarely been equaled. His book presents a soldiers view of the fighting but it also examines the tactics and planning on both sides. It is essential reading for everyone who is interested in the Cassino battles and the Italian campaign.
1 vol, 320 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-pb, available late August 2020 ......$27.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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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 2012 ITALY
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1-WGAME57 Bolt, David WARGAMER #57: RACE FOR TUNIS Part of the Battles For North Africa series. Game is based on a series of battles fought between the Axis (German / Italian / Vichy French) and Allies (British / American / Free French) in late November and early December 1942. There are four scenarios: Race For The Ports (Nov 25th to 30th); Coup Pour Coup (Blow For Blow) (Nov 25th to Dec 5th); Alexander Eclipses Montgomery (non-historical Nov 21st to Dec 5th); and The Gods Smile On The Allies? (non-historical Nov 21st to Dec 10th). Includes magazine. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1986 US, 3W
AS NEW-unpunched game ......$12.00 with a discount of 25% spc

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1-COM001 Bomba, Ty COMMAND #01 Blitzkrieg 1941 Blitzkrieg `41 is a two-player strategic level wargame of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

The game includes a 20 page rulebook, 200 counters, and a 22' x 34' mapsheet which contains a map plus charts and tables for both players.

Victory conditions are quite extensive (over a page of rules) and, because of the great number of draws that the game will produce (the historical result), the designer recommends playing multiple games for total points.
1 vol, 60 pgs 1989 CA, XTR PUBLISHING
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1-COM006 Bomba, Ty COMMAND #06 Krim: Von Manstein's Battles for Sevastopol Krim is a two player operational/strategic simulation of the German 11th Army's operations in the Crimean Peninsula from late October 1941 through 4 July 1942. (+ expansion: Lion of Ethiopia: Tiger of Ethiopia) 1 vol, 60 pgs 1990 CA, XTR PUBLISHING
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1-COM1064 Bomba, Ty STALIN'S WORLD WAR III: Wargame Stalin's World War III is a two game package: Volume 1 - Operation Pincher & The Soviet Offensive in Europe; Volume 2 - Operation Sandown & The Soviet Offensive in the Mid-East.

This is an alternative history monster-size wargame, designed by Ty Bomba, intended to investigate the strategic parameters that would've been in place during the first 10 weeks of operations had that dictator lived long enough to put in motion one of his many plans to start a global conflict in 1953. Had he lived, the most likely start date would've been one coinciding with the signing of the Korean War armistice in July, in order to achieve maximum surprise.

Each two-map volume can be played separately by one to four players or they can both be combined into on Grand Campaign Scenario covering all four maps.

Volume 1's twin-maps (34x33-inch) cover Europe from the East German-Polish border south to Belgrade and Sarajevo and west through Rome to France's Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. Each hexagon represents 20 miles (32.4 km). Volume 2's twin-maps (34x44-inch) cover the Mid-East from Ankara in the northwest to Tehran in the northeast, and south from there to Kuwait City and Suez. Again, each hexagon represents 20 miles (32.4 km).

Product Information:
* Complexity: 6 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10
* Time Scale: 10 one-week turns
* Map Scale: 20 miles (32.4 km) per hex on all maps
* Units of Maneuver: regiments, brigades, divisions, corps, and armies
* Players: one, two, three, or four
* Playing Time: three to five hours 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
NEW-box, available mid March 2019 ......$89.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-ST118 Bomba, Ty S&T #118:The Tigers Are Burning Features:

The Tigers Are Burning: Campaigns in the Ukraine, 1943-44
One Year on the Verge of Ruin, One Year on the Verge of Victory
- Army Group South and the Red Army
Nine Days During August 1862
- Cavalry Action Between the Rapidan and the Rappahannock 1 vol, 64 pgs 1988 NY, SPI PUBLISHING
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1-ST124 Bomba, Ty S&T #124:Fortress Stalingrad Features:

Fortress Stalingrad: The Soviet Winter Counter Offensive, 1942-43
For Your Information
- Royal Navy of the 18th Century
The Fuhrer's Will
- Hitler and the Stalingrad Pocket
Fortress Stalingrad
- Developer's Notes
Union Army Corps in the Civil War
Designers Forum
- Game Outline for Case Geld
Italian Aircraft Carriers in World War II 1 vol, 64 pgs 1988 US, SPI
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1-WGAME53 Bomba, Ty WARGAMER #53:DUNKIRK 1940 - Operation Dynamo Dynamo: Dunkirk, 1940 is a strategic/operational-level simulation of the decisive middle phase of the battle for France. The first phase ended when the tanks of Panzergruppe Kleist emerged unscathed from the western end of the Ardennes Forest on 14 May, thus unhinging the entire Allied strategic plan. The third phase began on June 5, when the final drives into the heart of France were begun. For two weeks at the end of May, the Allies had a final chance to rebalance the situation. Had they succeeded in stabilizing a supplied bridgehead on the Flanders coast, or managed to smash the thinly-spread German mechanized formations while breaking out southward, all of subsequent World War II history would have been changed. Alternately, had the Germans succeeded in bagging the whole of the B.E.F., there would have been little or nothing to stop an Operation Sealion and no troops to send to North Africa. 1 vol, 60 pgs 1986 US, 3W
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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
NEW-box ......$95.00 with a discount of 25%

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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
NEW-pb, available early May 2016 ......$40.00 with a discount of 15%

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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-PWAR079 Boucher, Michael PAPER WARS: Issue79 - Thunderbirds at War THUNDERBIRDS AT WAR is a solitaire game based on the operational diaries of RCAF 426 Sq. during its first five months of night operations from January to June 1943.

The game recreates events without excessive technical considerations and favors storytelling. The player chooses his crew, allocates points representing pilot/crew abilities, and, having assessed his strengths and weaknesses, chooses his flight path to the target. Tables and tracks printed on the map sheet provide quick access to information needed and action outcomes. Random events are revealed during flight as are encounters with Luftwaffe and Flak. The player is called upon to make life and death decisions every step of the way, in short, managing mayhem. Nothing in the game is scripted. Most missions play in five to 15 minutes. It is as close as you can get to flying over the Ruhr in a Wellington without climbing into a cockpit. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2014 US, COMPASS GAMES
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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
NEW-softcover, available late April 2013 ......$50.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-220920 Bouchery, Jean U.S. ARMY VEHICLE MARKINGS 1944 Everyone is familiar with the iconic WWII Jeep, its green paintwork annotated with white letters, numbers and symbols. Unintelligible to the casual observer, these markings were integral to the organization of the US Army on the move in 1944. This reference book for modelers, collectors, and restorers of historic vehicles, and a fascinating guide to anyone wanting to use WWII photographs to aid their research includes 300 photographs, over 200 illustrations and maps.

Covers all the markings used on American tanks, tracked vehicles, trucks, and jeeps to denote their unit and classification, plus tactical markings and the debarkation codes used in the Normandy landings. Hundreds of contemporary photographs are paired with precise color diagrams to show exactly how markings appeared on vehicles, including the exact measurements of markings, and explaining all the different variations in use. A final chapter covers the variations of camouflage used on vehicles. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-hardback, available mid July 2019 ......$38.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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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
NEW-color hardcover. 2013 edition ......$40.00 with a discount of 15%

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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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1-222960 Bourhill, James THE KILLING FIELDS OF PROVENCE: Occupation, Resistance and Liberation in the South of France In the South of France, the most memorable WWII event was the sea and airborne invasion of 15 August 1944. Perhaps because it went relatively smoothly, this 'Second D-Day' was soon relegated to the back pages of history. Operation Dragoon and the liberation is however only a small part of the story. The book describes years of suffering and sacrifice under German and Vichy oppression. By sea and air, Allied agents and Special Forces were infiltrated to fan the flames, but wherever the Resistance rose up prematurely, the reprisals from the Nazis and their auxiliaries were ferocious. Includes 40 black and white illustrations. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222870 Bowman, Martin W AIRMEN OF ARNHEM There is no doubting the gallant and valorous contribution of the airmen of Arnhem. All of their incredible, illuminating and often understated accounts of extraordinary courage, camaraderie, shared terror and encounters with the enemy offer a more personalized view of 'Market' portion of Operation Market-Garden.

Over the course of Operation 'Market', 4,050 aircraft saw employment -- the RAF Dakota, Stirling, Halifax, Albemarle, Horsa, Hamilcar and Glider Pilot Regiment crews together with those of the USAAF C-47 Troop Carrier Groups of the IX US Troop Carrier Command, the Waco and Horsa gliders, and the B-24 Liberator resupply crews. Most of them towed the 1,205 Hamilcar and Horsa gliders and were confronted by an unknown number of Luftwaffe aircraft. 'Market', the airborne part of the operation, spanned ten Allied lifts in a calamitous nine days of operations, often in foul weather. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available late February 2020 ......$43.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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1-221700 Boyd, Douglas NORMANDY'S NIGHTMARE WAR: The French Experience of Nazi Occupation and Allied Bombing 1940-45 French, German, and Allied eyewitness accounts, including the moving last letters of executed hostages, describing hundreds of German executions of French civilians as well as loss of thousands of lives from Allied bombings that occurred in Normandy. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2019 US, PEN AND SWORD
NEW-softcover, available mid September ......$33.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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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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1-222490 Broich, John BLOOD, OIL AND THE AXIS: The Allied Resistance Against a Fascist State in Iraq and the Levant, 1941 Spring 1941 was a high point for the Axis war machine. Western Europe was conquered; southeastern Europe was falling, Great Britain on its heels; and Rommel's Afrika Korps was freshly arrived to drive on the all-important Suez Canal.

Tells the story of Iraq and the Levant during this most pivotal time of the war. The browbeaten Allied forces had one last remaining hope for turning the war in their favor: the Axis running through its fuel supply. But when the Golden Square -- four Iraqi generals allegiant to the Axis cause -- staged a coup in Iraq, elevating a pro-German junta and prompting military cooperation between Vichy French-occupied Syria and Lebanon and the Axis, disaster loomed. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2019 US, HARRY N ABRAMS
NEW-dj, available mid January 2020 ......$35.00 with a discount of 15% rct

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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
NEW-softcover, available mid June 2014 ......$33.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-ST128 Brown, Jeff S&T #128:AFRICA ORIENTALE: Italian East Africa Features:

* Africa Orientale: The Allied Blitzkreig of Italian East Africa
* The End of Italian East Africa
* The First Golden Era: S&T and Me, The Perils of Youth, Twenty Years On SPI
Errata: Rush to Glory, Beirut '82

Game: Africa Orientale (linked to GDW Europa game system) Unpunched counters. 1 vol, 60 pgs 1989 US, SPI
AS NEW-softcover unpunched, (2) copies available ......$16.00 rct

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1-217100 Brsdner, Liesi and Phil Stern SNAPDRAGON: The World War II Exploits of Darby's Ranger and Combat Photographer Phil Stern Prior to Phil Stern's death on December 13, 2014, his original, unfinished, tattered wartime memoir was discovered, stashed away in an old folio box in his cluttered Hollywood bungalow. Best remembered for his iconic images of James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, and JFK's inauguration, his remarkable service during World War II as a combat photographer with Darby's Rangers has remained largely unknown. Until now.

Stern's catchy 1940s lingo, honest and intimate observations, and humor, paired with his striking combat photography, transport the reader 70 years back in time to meet the hardscrabble Rangers and experience some of the key battles of the Mediterranean Theater. Snapdragon is an artifact of that time, told not by a man reminiscing in his twilight years, but by a young soldier fresh from the battlefields. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, available mid May 2018 ......$30.00 with a discount of 15%

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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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1-220070 Bruhn, David and Hoole, Rob ENEMY WATERS: Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, U.S. Navy, and other Allied Mine Forces Battling the Germans and Italians in World War II When Britain declared war on Germany in September 1939, the Royal Navy was deficient in minelayers needed to try to hold enemy forces at bay and out of its home waters. Turning first to the Merchant Navy, it requisitioned a liner and two ferries for this use, and a dozen destroyers and submarines were also converted to carry mines. Later, six fast mine-laying cruisers joined the force.

When Italy entered the war on the Axis side in June 1940, the situation became dire. As U-boats continued to sink shipping in the North Sea and around the British Isles, the Italian Fleet and German and Italian Air Forces controlled the central Mediterranean. Royal Air Force Bomber and Coastal Command planes took up mining, as did old Swordfish biplanes of the Fleet Air Arm. Joining in the fight were units of exiled navies, including the Dutch minelayer Willem van der Zaan, Free French submarine Rubis, and the Norwegian 52nd Motor Launch Flotilla.

US Navy mine forces supported the invasion of French North Africa in late 1942, subsequent landings in Italy, and the invasions of Normandy and southern France. The Canadian 31st Minesweeping Flotilla was at Normandy, and joined in later operations. Enemy Waters puts readers in the heart of the action.

Includes 145 photographs, maps, and diagrams; appendices; and an index. 1 vol, 434 pgs 2019 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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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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1-225280 Buchner, Alex Narvik - A German account of the invasion of Norway in 1940. Published for the first time in English, this is a German account of the German invasion of Norway in the spring of Published for the first time in English, this is a German account of the German invasion of Norway in the spring of 1940. It focuses on the efforts of Group '1' led by Eduard Dietl.

This group of Gebirgstruppen was landed at Narvik in early April by 10 destroyers. These ships were then all sunk by the Allies. Dietl's troops were outnumbered by Allied troops but his defense utilized ammunition, food and sailors from the sunken ships and his men retook Narvik once the Allies abandoned their efforts to push the Germans out of Norway. 1940. It focuses on the efforts of Group '1' led by Eduard Dietl. This group of Gebirgstruppen was landed at Narvik in early April by ten destroyers. These ships were then all sunk by the Allies. Dietl's troops were outnumbered by Allied troops but his defense utilized ammunition, food and sailors from the sunken ships and his men retook Narvik once the Allies abandoned their efforts to push the Germans out of Norway.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171201 Buffetaut, Yves THE 101st AIRBORNE IN NORMANDY: 1944 The 101st Airborne Division was activated in August 1942 in Louisiana, and its first combat mission was Operation Overlord. On D-Day - June 6, 1944 - the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions dropped onto the Cotentin peninsula hours before the landings, tasked with capturing bridges and positions, taking out German strongpoints and batteries, and securing the exits from Utah and Omaha Beaches.

Things did not initially go smoothly for 101st Airborne, with cloud and antiaircraft fire disrupting the drops, resulting in some units landing scattered over a large area outside their designated drop zones and having to waste time assembling-stymied by lost or damaged radio equipment-or trying to achieve their objectives with severely reduced numbers.

Casualties were high in some areas due to heavy pre-registered German fire. Nevertheless, the paratroopers fought on and they did manage to secure the crucial beach exits, even if they only achieved a tenuous hold on some other positions. A few days later, 101st Airborne were tasked with attacking the German-held city of Carentan as part of the consolidation of the US beachheads and establishment of a defensive line against the anticipated German counteroffensive. The 101st forced their way into Carentan on 10 and 11 June. The Germans withdrew the following day, and a counteroffensive was rebuffed by elements of the 2nd Armored Division.

This fully-illustrated book details the planning of the airborne element of D-Day, and the execution of the plans until the troops were withdrawn to prepare for the next big airborne operation, Market Garden. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171202 Buffetaut, Yves THE 2ND SS PANZER DIVISION DAS REICH This lavishly illustrated book by renowned French historian Yves Buffetaut lays out the full history of the Das Reich division in World War II, with rare photos, informative text, and insights about this combat division in WWII. Covers all its actions, including Poland, France, Barbarossa, Kursk, Normandy, Ardennes, and Hungary.

The 2nd SS Division, 'Das Reich,' was a battlefront mainstay for Nazi Germany throughout WWII-from the invasion of Poland in 1939 to the final surrender in May 1945. In between it was switched back-and-forth between east and west depending on the crisis, and it fought in nearly every major campaign, from Barbarossa to Normandy, and from Kharkov to the Ardennes. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171203 Buffetaut, Yves FROM MOSCOW TO STALINGRAD: The Eastern Front - 1941-1942 Part of the Casemate Illustrated series, this volume outlines how it was that, less than a year after their defeat at Moscow, the German army had found a way to make the Soviet troops waver in their defense, with their persistence eventually leading to the Battle of Stalingrad.

The successful expulsion of the German troops from Moscow in the winter of 1941 came at a cost for the Red Army. Weaknesses in the Soviet camp inspired the Wehrmacht, under Adolf Hitler's close supervision, to make preparations for offensives along the Eastern Front to push the Russians further and further back into their territory. With a complex set of new tactics and the crucial aid of the Luftwaffe, the German army began to formulate a deadly two-pronged attack on Stalingrad to reduce the city to rubble.

Initially only on the periphery of operations, German ambitions soon focused on Stalingrad. In the lead up to this, Timoshenko's failed attack on Kharkov followed by the Battle of Sebastopol in June 1942 prompted Operation Blue, the German campaign to advance east on their prized objective. This volume includes numerous photographs of the ships, planes, tanks, trucks, and weaponry used by both sides in battle, alongside detailed maps and text outlining the constantly changing strategies of the armies as events unfolded. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171204 Buffetaut, Yves ALLIED ARMOR IN NORMANDY Tanks were the beasts of the Second World War, machines designed to destroy anything and anyone in their path. Throughout the summer of 1944, the Allied forces readily employed tanks and armored vehicles to gain ground in the bloody campaign of Normandy. Heavily armed, they provided a kind of support which no number of infantrymen could offer, battling their way through enemy lines with their guns blazing. From the US 2nd Armored Division named 'Hell on Wheels' to the British 'Achilles' tank, the encounters they had in battle were explosive.

This volume of the Casemate Illustrated series explores the Normandy invasion from the perspective of the Allied Armored divisions, looking at how armored vehicles played a central role in the many battles that took place. It includes over 40 profiles of tanks and armored vehicles, from the American Sherman and Stuart tanks to the bulldozers and amphibious vehicles designed for the beach. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171205 Buffetaut, Yves THE WAFFEN-SS IN NORMANDY: June 1944 For many, the Waffen-SS soldier represents the archetype of the combatant, if not the warrior: well-armed, well-trained, possessing intelligence in combat, imbued with political and ideological fanaticism, he is an elite soldier par excellence, even if a lack of scruples casts a long shadow. However, is this picture true? In the case of the Battle of Normandy, opinions diverged, not only among today's historians, but also amongst the German generals at the time. Black & white photos, color profiles and maps

In all, the Waffen-SS fielded six divisions during the Battle of Normandy, as well as two heavy battalions of Tiger tanks. But they were by no means a single homogenous entity, for with the exception of II SS-Panzerkorps, the divisions arrived at the front one after another and were immediately thrown into battle.

This volume in the Casemate Illustrated series examines the Waffen-SS in Normandy during the fierce fighting of June 1944, when they struggled to hold back the Allied advance on Caen, though the picture was by no means one-sided. Extensively illustrated with photographs, tank profiles, maps, and accompanied by biographies of key personnel and explanatory text boxes, this volume gives a clear and accessible account of events, challenging some popular perceptions along the way. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171207 Buffetaut, Yves GERMAN ARMOR IN NORMANDY Throughout WWII, a shift occurred in the composition of the large armored units of armies which lead to an increase in the power of their tanks in particular. The Germans were no exception. Many of its recently formed Panzer divisions, from the 12th SS-Panzerdivision Hitlerjugend to the 2nd SS-Panzerdivision Das Reich, were thrust into the effort to repel the Allies from June to August 1944 in Normandy. Within just ten weeks they would be defeated.

This volume of Casemate Illustrated starts by exploring the initial struggle to gain control of Caen after the Allies had landed on the beaches of Normandy which resulted in the ferocious German Tiger tanks hammering the 7th Armored Division. The subsequent strategies the commanders devised for the Panzer tanks during Operations Goodwood and Cobra were not so successful, ultimately ending in disaster for the Germans as the Allies broke through the German line by the end of July.

With over 100 photos, diagrams showing the composition of German armored divisions, and color profiles of tanks and other armored vehicles, this is a detailed examination of the German armored forces in Normandy in 1944, focusing on the organization of the 10 Panzer divisions that took part, the vehicles they relied on and the battles they fought in and why ultimately their combined strength was not enough. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171208 Buffetaut, Yves ARDENNES 1944: The Battle of the Bulge German army deficiencies are often cited as the reason for the failure of the German counteroffensive in the Ardennes region of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg in December of 1944 to January 1945 which the Germans called Operation Wacht am Rhein. The Allies named it the Ardennes Counteroffensive, and it was also commonly known as the Battle of the Bulge.

The three German armies were in differing states when they regrouped for the offensive - only the 5th Panzer Army assembled in good condition, with the 6th and the 7th mediocre at best. The divisions were also often not mobile enough because of the lack of automotive equipment and were short on tanks and artillery. But these cannot be considered the only reasons for the German failure: it was also the speed of the Allied reaction, and especially the conduct of the Americans, who experienced some of the fiercest combat of the war, and suffered over 100,000 casualties.

This volume in the Casemate Illustrated series, with over 100 photographs and 24 color profiles describes in detail the different events that caused the German defeat, from the beginning of the offensive on December 16, 1944 to the retreat behind the Siegfried Line. It looks at several topics in particular: the American resistance at St. Vith; the resistance of the 101st Airborne in Bastogne; German obstinacy in persisting with the siege at Bastogne; the airlift and the intervention of the 9th US Air Force; the rapid regrouping of the 3rd US Army; Patton's counterattack; the British counterattack; and finally how the Allies failed to transform the German withdrawal into rout, missing an opportunity to cross the Siegfried line and the Rhine on the heels of the Germans, leading to an incomplete victory. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171209 Buffetaut, Yves THE WAFFEN-SS IN NORMANDY: July 1944 One of the greatest paradoxes of the Battle of Normandy is that the German divisions found it much harder to reach the front line than the Allies, who had to cross the sea and then deploy in a cramped bridgehead until the American breakthrough of late July 1944. The Waffen-SS were no better off than the Heer units and German high command never quite got on top of operations, as the divisions were thrown into the melee one by one. Includes 150 Black & white photos, color profiles, and maps.

During the month of June 1944, the Panzer divisions present succeeded in containing the Allies in a small bridgehead. In July, the arrival of more SS divisions should have finally allowed the Germans to counterattack decisively. This was not the reality. The Allies had also strengthened in number and kept the blows coming, one after another. Each SS-Panzer division had a different experience of the fighting in July.

This Casemate Illustrated looks at the divisions one by one throughout Operations Goodwood and Cobra which saw large tank battles and the collapse of the German front in Normandy. It includes over 100 photographs, alongside biographies of the commanders and color profiles of trucks and tanks which played a key role in operations as the Americans succeeded in breaking through the German line of defense. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-2171210 Buffetaut, Yves THE FALAISE POCKET: Normandy August 1944 By early August 1944, the German Army was in turmoil: while it was managing to hold back the Allies, the defense involved resources that could not be replaced and the Allies ruled the skies above. Illustrated account examines the battle from the failed offensive at Mortain to the Pocket, looking at both German and Allied perspectives, using maps, diagrams and profiles to complete the story. Includes 120 photos plus color profiles and maps. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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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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1-222530 Buschleb, Hermann OPERATION CRUSADER: Tank Warfare in the Desert, Tobruk 1941 English translation of a German account of Operation Crusader in front of Tobruk in the fall of 1941. Examines the roles of commanders, parameters of the battle: the terrain, weather, visibility, logistics, intelligence, and the forces involved. Narrates the course and result of the battle. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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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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2-218190 Buttar, Prit ON A KNIFE'S EDGE: The Ukraine, November 1942-March 1943 Late 1942 saw the strategic situation on the Eastern Front change completely. The encirclement of Paulus' Sixth Army in Stalingrad trapped a significant portion of the Wehrmacht's combat forces in the ruins of the devastated city, where they would ultimately die or be taken prisoner, but at the same time the entire German position was left in a catastrophic state.

The year's campaign had seen the Germans advance first east, but then increasingly to the south and southeast; the Soviet counter-offensive not only isolated Sixth Army, it also raised the possibility of the collapse of the entire front. The ultimate failure of the Red Army to achieve this is due in no small part to the efforts of one of the Wehrmacht's greatest commanders: Erich von Manstein, who rebuilt the German front line and fought a mobile campaign, in which all the strengths of the German forces, and all the weaknesses of their Soviet opponents, were revealed. 1 vol, 456 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221720 Buttar, Prit RETRIBUTION: The Soviet Reconquest of Central Ukraine, 1943 Making use of the extensive memoirs of German and Russian soldiers to bring their story to life, the narrative follows on from On A Knife's Edge, which described the encirclement and destruction of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad and the offensives and counter-offensives that followed throughout the winter of 1942-43. Beginning towards the end of the Battle of Kursk, Retribution explores the massive Soviet offensive that followed the end of Operation Zitadelle, which saw depleted and desperate German troops forced out of Western Ukraine.

In this title, Buttar describes in detail the little-known series of near-constant battles that saw a weakened German army confronted by a tactically sophisticated force of over six million Soviet troops. As a result, the Wehrmacht was driven back to the Dnepr and German forces remaining in the Kuban Peninsula south of Rostov were forced back into the Crimea, a retreat which would become one of many in the months that followed. 1 vol, 480 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-221720 Buttar, Prit RETRIBUTION: The Soviet Reconquest of Central Ukraine, 1943 Making use of the extensive memoirs of German and Russian soldiers to bring their story to life, the narrative follows on from On A Knife's Edge, which described the encirclement and destruction of the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad and the offensives and counter-offensives that followed throughout the winter of 1942-43. Beginning towards the end of the Battle of Kursk, Retribution explores the massive Soviet offensive that followed the end of Operation Zitadelle, which saw depleted and desperate German troops forced out of Western Ukraine.

Describes in detail the little-known series of near-constant battles that saw a weakened German army confronted by a tactically sophisticated force of over six million Soviet troops. As a result, the Wehrmacht was driven back to the Dnepr and German forces remaining in the Kuban Peninsula south of Rostov were forced back into the Crimea, a retreat which would become one of many in the months that followed. 1 vol, 480 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-225530 Buttar, Prit The Reckoning - The Defeat of Army Group South, 1944 By the end of 1944 the Red Army was poised on the very frontiers of the Third Reich. How had the once unstoppable, mighty Wehrmacht faltered so disastrously? Certainly it had suffered defeats before, in particular the vast catastrophe of Stalingrad, but it was in 1944 that the war was ultimately lost. It was no longer a case of if but rather when the Red Army would be at the gates of Berlin.

Retraces the ebb and flow of the various battles and campaigns fought throughout the Ukraine and Romania in 1944. January and February saw Army Group South encircled in the Korsun Pocket. Although many of the encircled troops did escape, in part due to Soviet intelligence and command failures, the Red Army would endeavour to not make the same mistakes again. Indeed, in the coming months the Red Army would demonstrate an ability to learn and improve, reinventing itself as a war-winning machine, demonstrated clearly in its success in the Iasi-Kishinev operation.

The view of the Red Army as a huge, unskilled horde that rolled over everything in its path is just one myth that The Reckoning reassess. So too does it re-evaluate the apparent infallibility of German military commanders, the denial of any involvement in (or often even knowledge of) the heinous crimes committed in the occupied territories by German forces, and the ineffectiveness of Axis allies, such as the Romanians at Iasi, to withstand the Soviet forces. 1 vol, 5 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-COM1086 Butterfield, John WWII COMMANDER: Volume One: Battle of the Bulge WWII Commander, Volume One: Battle of the Bulge is the first in a series of fast-playing area-based games on key campaigns of the Second World War. Battle of the Bulge is a two-player game of the German offensive against the Western Allies in December 1944, designed by game designer John H. Butterfield.

Players take turns deciding which units to activate on either attack or defense. As the German player, you must make big gains and be as aggressive as possible while you hold the numerical advantage without over-committing your units, over-extending supply lines or falling prone to fuel shortages. As the Allied player, you must first withstand the initial German surprise attack and coordinate effective holding actions while defending key geographic objectives as you muster your arriving forces for counterattacks.

Components:
* Mounted 25 x 22-inch map
* 140 over-sized 3/4-inch counters
* Rules booklet
* German Order of Battle Appearance Display
* Allied Order of Battle Appearance Display
* Two player Aid cards
* 50 Activation cubes
* 40 wooden German control discs
* Seven 10-sided dice
* Box and Lid 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES
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2-DG01025 Butterfield, John D-DAY AT TARAWA BEACH (1st Edition) Based on John Butterfield's groundbreaking D-Day at Omaha Beach system, this solitaire game presents the critical days of fighting at platoon and company scale. You command the invading American forces against dug-in Japanese defenders, which are controlled by the game system. Tarawa covers the landings on Betio Island in November 1943, and the operations of the US 2nd Marine and 27th Infantry Divisions to clear it -- the first heavily contested landing of the Pacific War. The battle for the tiny Island raged for four days and, when it was finally over, fewer than 200 of the 5,000 Japanese defenders remained alive. One map, two counter-sheets and 55 cards. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2014 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-969011 Buttler, Tony 011 JET PROTOTYPES OF WORLD WAR II: Gloster, Heinkel, and Caproni Campini's Wartime Jet Programmes X-Planes series. While World War II raged, pioneering aircraft and engine designers were busy developing the world's first practical jet-powered research aircraft to test and prove the new technology. This book examines the aircraft that paved the way for Germany's Me 262 and Britain's Meteor -- the world's first jet fighters.

Throughout the war, Germany, Italy and Britain engaged in top-secret jet programs as they raced to develop the airpower of the future. Various experimental aircraft were trialled in order to achieve the goal of producing an effective engine and fighter that could harness the potential of the jet power. These included the German Heinkel He 178 research aircraft and Heinkel He 280 jet fighter prototype, the famed British E.28/39 research aircraft built by Gloster Aircraft as well as the stillborn E.5/42 fighter and E.1/44 Ace fighter prototype, and finally the remarkable Italian Caproni-Campini N.1/CC 2 research aircraft.

Illustrated throughout with full-color artwork and rare photographs, this fascinating study examines the fore-runners to the military jet age. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2019 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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1-216440 Campbell-Jones, Suzanne NO ORDINARY PILOT: One Young Man's Extraordinary Exploits in World War II After a lifetime in the RAF, Group Captain Bob Allen, finally allowed his children and grandchildren to see his official flying log. It contained the line: 'KILLED WHILST ON OPERATIONS'. He refused to answer any further questions, leaving instead a memoir of his life during World War II. Joining up aged 19, within six months he was in No.1 Squadron flying a Hurricane in a dog fight over the Channel.

For almost two years he lived in West Africa, fighting Germany's Vichy French allies, as well as protecting the Southern Atlantic supply routes. Returning home at Christmas 1942, he retrained as a fighter-bomber pilot flying Typhoons and was one of the first over the Normandy beaches on D-Day. On 25 July 1944, he was shot down, spending the rest of the war in a POW camp -- Stalag Luft 3 -- where he was held in solitary confinement, interrogated by the Gestapo, and imprisoned in the infamous, and suffered the winter march of 1945 before being liberated by the Russians.

Fleshing out Bob's careful third-person memoir with detailed research, his daughter Suzanne Campbell Jones tells the gripping story of a more or less ordinary man, who came home with extraordinary memories which he kept to himself for more than 50 years. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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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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1-972025 Campbell, David 025 CANADIAN CORPS SOLDIER vs ROYAL BAVARIAN SOLDIER: Vimy Ridge to Passchendaele 1917 In 1917 the soldiers of the Canadian Corps would prove themselves the equal of any fighting on the Western Front, while on the other side of the wire, the men of the Royal Bavarian Army won a distinguished reputation in combat. Employing the latest weapons and pioneering tactics, these two forces would clash in three notable encounters: the Canadian storming of Vimy Ridge, the back-and-forth engagement at Fresnoy and at the sodden, bloody battle of Passchendaele.

Featuring carefully chosen archive photographs and specially commissioned artwork, this study assesses these three hard-fought battles in 1917 on the Western Front, and offers a new take on the evolving nature of infantry combat in World War I. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972033 Campbell, David 033 US AIRBORNE SOLDIER vs GERMAN SOLDIER: Sicily, Normandy, and Operation Market Garden, 1943-44 The US Airborne force fielded some of the toughest, best-trained and most resourceful troops of World War II -- all necessary qualities in a force that was lightly armed and which would in most operational circumstances be surrounded from the moment it landed on the battlefield.

The German Wehrmacht grew to rely on a series of defensive measures to combat the airborne threat, including fortifications, localized reserves, and special training to help intercept and disrupt airborne troops both in the air and on the ground. Despite such methods, it was cool-headed command and control that would prove to be the real key to blunting the Airborne's edge.

Using specially commissioned artwork, this book examines the development of the American airborne forces that spearheaded the Allied effort in Sicily, Normandy, and Operation Market Garden, and the German countermeasures that evolved in response to the threat of Allied airborne landings. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2018 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 2012 ITALY
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1-218240 Cansiere, Romain and Gilbert Oscar TANKS IN HELL: A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa On 20 November 1943 the Second Marine Division launched the first amphibious assault of the Pacific War, directly into the teeth of powerful Japanese defenses on Tarawa. In that blood-soaked invasion, a single company of Sherman tanks, of which only two survived, played a pivotal role in turning the tide from looming disaster to legendary victory. This study uses official documents, memoirs, interviews with veterans, and personal and aerial photographs to follow Charlie Company from its formation, and trace the movement, action-and loss-of individual tanks in this horrific four-day struggle.

It is a story of escapes from drowning tanks, and even more harrowing escapes from tanks knocked out behind Japanese lines. It is a story of men doing whatever needed to be done, from burying the dead to hand-carrying heavy cannon ammunition forward under fire. It is the story of how the two surviving tanks and their crews expanded a perilously thin beachhead, and cleared the way for critical reinforcements to come ashore. But most of all it is a story of how a few unsung Marines helped turn near disaster into epic victory. 1 vol, 264 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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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 2012 ITALY
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1-225220 Car, John The Defence and Fall of Greece 1940-41 On 28th October 1940, after the Greek premier Ioannis Metaxis rejected a deliberately provocative ultimatum from Mussolini, 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 Thermopyale, 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. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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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1-213830 Carruthers, Bob THE CRUSHING OF ARMY GROUP NORTH 1944-1945: Eastern Front -- Images of War This new volume in the long-running Images of War series features rare and unpublished photos 300 b/w illustrations that focus on the Eastern Front 1944-45 as remnants of Army Group North were driven back to the borders of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and East Prussia. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-216720 Carruthers, Bob GERMAN ARMOUR LOST ON THE EASTERN FRONT: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives -- Images of War series Rare photographs from German and Russian archives show long-lost German vehicles on the WWII Western Front. Today there are very few surviving vehicles from the Wehrmacht. which illustrate the fate of many of the armored fighting vehicles of Hitler's much vaunted Panzerwaffe. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-216730 Carruthers, Bob GERMAN ARMOUR LOST ON THE WESTERN FRONT: Images of War series Rare photographs show long-lost German vehicles on the WWII Western Front. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218580 Carruthers, Bob SS SPECIALIST IN COMBAT: Images of War Series The SS divisions included Cavalrymen, Paratroopers, Mountain, and Ski Battalions and these rare photographs illustrate the unique role played by specialist units in action. Includes 200 Illustrations. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-219370 Carruthers, Bob PANZER ROLLEN: The Logistics of a Panzer Division From Primary Sources An insightful look into the workings of the Military Intelligence Service that was invaluable in shaping both the strategy and tactics of the Allied forces during WWII.

Captured German field manuals translated and published by the US Military Intelligence Division are crucial in offering a perception of the intelligence provided to Allied fighters. The two volumes gathered together in this publication were originally published by the German War Office and therefore are particularly valuable, as they also provide a rare glimpse in to the methodology underlying the operation of an armored division from the German perspective. Comprising of two supplementary field manuals, this book is essential reading for any military history enthusiast. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 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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1-217900 Celander, Lars HOW CARRIERS FOUGHT: Carrier Operations in WWII In November 1921 the first purpose-built aircraft carrier was launched by the Japanese, followed a year later by the launch of the British Hermes. The conversion of battlecruisers into aircraft carriers after World War I required the consideration of issues including handling aircraft on the flight deck and the techniques of attacking enemy ships, and the evolution of carrier operations was ongoing when World War II broke out. With a focus on the conflict in the Pacific between the US Navy and the imperial Japanese fleet, this title examines how aircraft carriers fought during World War II by first considering all the tools and building blocks of carrier operations, and then discussing the various battles that involved aircraft carriers to explore how carrier operations evolved during war. Includes 21 black and white photos, 7 black and white illustrations, and 5 maps.

Every aspect of carrier operations is covered; from the technology used on the carriers and in aircraft including for navigation and communication, to what life was really like in the cockpit for the pilots. A world of tactical dehydration, amphetamine pills, and illegal smoking is explored, as well as the measures pilots implemented to reduce their risk of death in the event of being hit.

The major carrier battles of the war are considered, from Coral Sea to Leyte Gulf, with a focus on how the tools of carrier operations were employed. At the battle of Midway the debate of concentration vs. dispersion became relevant, as the Japanese decided to divide their forces while the Americans concentrated theirs. How Carriers Fought questions these tactics, exploring which worked best in theory and in practice.

The book concludes with a discussion of how carrier operations changed during the course of the war, as better technology and a better understanding of this new type of warfare allowed for quick advances in how operations were carried out. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-219380 Celeski, Joseph THE GREEN BERETS IN THE LAND OF A MILLION ELEPHANTS - U.S. Army Special Warfare and the Secret War in Laos 1959-74 The Secret War in Laos was one of the first 'Long Wars' for special operations, spanning a period of about thirteen years. It was one of the largest CIA-paramilitary operations of the time, kept out of the view of the American public until now.

Between 1959 and 1974, Green Berets were covertly deployed to Laos to prevent a communist take-over or at least preserve the kingdom's neutrality. Operators dressed in civilian clothes, armed with cover stories and answering only to 'Mister,' were delivered to the country by Air America, where they answered to the U.S. Ambassador. There they were faced with the complexities of the three factions in Laos, as well as operating with limited resources - maps of the country often had large blank areas and essential supplies often didn't arrive at all. In challenging tropical conditions they trained and undertook combat advisory duties with native and tribal forces. Veterans remember Hmong guerrillas and Lao soldiers who were often shorter than the M1 rifles they carried.

The Green Berets' service in Laos was the first strategic challenge since its formation in 1952, and proved one of the first major applications of special warfare doctrine. Clouded in secrey until the 1990s, this story is comprehensively told for the first time using official archival documents and interviews with veterans.
1 vol, 400 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE
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1-218340 Cestra, Carlo AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LEXINGTON 1935 The USS Lexington (CV-2) was the second aircraft carrier of Lexington class built by the United States (first was the USS Langley), but the first used operationally. Includes 166 profiles, double-sided A2 sheet with modeling plans.

The history of the USS Lexington was troubled: in fact it was designed in 1916 to be an atypical battle cruiser, as little armored, but with heavy cannons. Because of the Washington Treaty of 1922 about the reduction of naval armaments, she was reclassified and converted into an aircraft carrier, capable of carrying a flight of 85 aircraft. 1 vol, 92 pgs 2018 POLAND, KAGERO
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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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1-218450 Chambers. Mark WINGS OF THE RISING SUN: Uncovering the Secrets of Japanese Fighters and Bombers of World War II In the Pacific War's early years, Japanese air power was dominant. The only way for the Allies to defeat their enemy was to know it. This made the task of maintaining productive intelligence gathering efforts on Japan imperative. Establishing Technical Air Intelligence Units in the Pacific Theatre and the Technical Air Intelligence Center in Washington DC, the Allies were able to begin to reveal the secrets of Japanese air power through extensive flight testing and evaluation of captured enemy aircraft and equipment. These provided an illuminating perspective on Japanese aircraft and aerial weapon design philosophy and manufacturing practice.

Evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese air power during the war years and how this intelligence helped them achieve victory in the Pacific. Fully illustrated throughout with a wealth of previously unpublished photographs. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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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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1-213192 Cherry, Niall DOOMED BEFORE THE START: The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940. Volume 2 - Evacuation and Further Naval Operations Volume 2 focuses on the evacuation and further Naval operations including the sinking of HMS Glorious.

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, and the sacrifice of the Territorial Battalions at Tretten and the Independent Companies, to name but a few. 1 vol, 328 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 2012 ITALY
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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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1-219051 Claringbold, Michael SOUTH PACIFIC AIR WAR: Volume 1 - The Fall of Rabaul December 1941 - March 1942 This is the full story of both sides of an air war that could have been won by either incumbent, and examines the impact of timing, crucial decisions, and luck. Fully illustrated in color.

This volume chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific from December 1941 until March 1942, during which air operations by both sides became a daily occurrence. As Imperial Japanese Navy flying boats and land-based bombers penetrated over vast distances, a few under-strength squadrons of the Royal Australian Air Force put up a spirited fight. However it was the supreme power of aircraft carriers that had the biggest impact. Four Japanese fleet carriers facilitated the capture of Rabaul over a devastating four-day period in January 1942. The following month, the USS Lexington's fighter squadron VF-3 scored one of the most one-sided victories of the entire Pacific War. By March 1942 the Japanese had landed on mainland New Guinea, and the scene was set for a race to control Port Moresby. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2017 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
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1-219052 Claringbold, Michael SOUTH PACIFIC AIR WAR: Volume 2 - The Struggle for Moresby March - April 1942 This second volume chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific for the two crucial months of March and April 1942 when a deadly struggle for Port Moresby played out. It can be read alone or as part of a trilogy that culminates in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942.

The period begins with the stunning 10 March US Navy carrier strike against Lae and Salamaua, which caused the Japanese to pause their advance until their own carriers were available. Instead, they tried to grind the Allied forces at Port Moresby into submission through an unrelenting air assault by their Betty bombers and superlative Zero fighters. After a long wait, Allied land-based fighters finally arrived in the form of Royal Australian Air Force No. 75 Squadron Kittyhawks. These were backed up by a growing collection of United States Army Air Force bombers, including A-24 Banshees, B-17 Flying Fortresses, B-25 Mitchells and B-26 Marauders (the latter two types making their worldwide combat debut over the skies of New Guinea).

Together, this motley force took the fight to the Japanese, resulting in a complex aerial campaign that saw units from both sides reach exhaustion. Never before has such a detailed chronicle of this air war been published, and for the first time the authors match Allied accounts with Japanese records. The result is both thrilling and surprising, with the resulting dispositions of the air forces of both sides setting the scene for the Battle of the Coral Sea in May. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2019 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
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1-219053 Claringbold, Michael SOUTH PACIFIC AIR WAR: Volume 3 - Coral Sea & Aftermath May - June 1942 This third volume chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific during the critical months of May and June 1942. It can be read alone or as part of a trilogy that spans the first six months of the Pacific War and culminates in the Battle of the Coral Sea.

In early May 1942 the Japanese launched Operation MO, a complex plan that involved the seizure of Tulagi and Port Moresby. Within the context of an ongoing regional war waged by land-based air forces, opposing fleet carriers were drawn into conflict for the first time in history. The result was the Battle of the Coral Sea, resulting in the loss of the USS Lexington and the withdrawal of the remaining American carrier.

The orthodox view of Coral Sea is of an Allied victory whereby the Japanese were forced to abandon their plan to capture Port Moresby. However, the authors make a compelling argument that the Japanese capacity to mount the invasion was largely intact and it was a serious error by their rigid and hierarchical command structure to postpone the invasion at this critical time.

Following the Coral Sea battle, the bloody aerial campaign continued in earnest between the land-based air forces. This resembled something of a slugfest between the opposing bases of Lae and Port Moresby - just one hour's flying time apart.

The Allied offense was waged by American B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and B-26 Marauder bombers shuttling up from Australia. Protecting their critical base at Port Moresby were a few hard-battling P-39 Airacobra squadrons, which suffered an astounding loss rate during this period.

On the Japanese side, their formations of Betty and Nell bombers regularly pounded Moresby, and by June had begun targeting its vulnerable harbor. These were protected by the wide-ranging Zero fighters of the famed Tainan Kokutai, whose fighter pilots were amongst the best and most experienced to be found on any front during the Second World War.

Never before has this campaign been chronicled in such detail, with Allied accounts matched against Japanese records and supported by the most accurate artwork ever produced of this era. Both authors are uniquely qualified to tell this story. Raised in Port Moresby, Michael Claringbould is a globally acknowledged expert on the New Guinea conflict and both Japanese and USAAF aviation of this period. Peter Ingman is an acclaimed military history author specializing in the early part of the Pacific War. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2019 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
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1-223661 Claringbold, Michael Pacific Adversaries V1 - Imperial Japanese Navy vs. The Allies, New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944 This volume conveys detailed stories of aerial warfare in the South Pacific, chosen because both Japanese and Allied records can be matched for an accurate accounting. Often the actual outcomes are very different to the exaggerated claims made by both sides upon which many traditional histories have relied to date. Further, for each of the chosen stories photographic or other evidence enables an accurate depiction of the aircraft involved.

Through these chosen snapshots Pacific Adversaries portrays the South Pacific conflict as accurately as possible. This first volume describes confrontations between the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) and the Allies in New Guinea and the Solomons.

JAAF units first arrived in the South Pacific in December 1942 and effectively ceased operations in mainland New Guinea in April 1944. Theirs is a rich and colorful history about which many myths persist. Perhaps the biggest is that their Allied counterparts thought they were mainly fighting 'Zeros', a falsehood still published and accepted to this day.

In New Guinea the Allies ratcheted up a grueling, coordinated and unrelenting campaign, destroying most JAAF air power on the ground, not in the air. Their assault against Wewak's key bases involved an interwoven and complex strategy which eventually overpowered the Japanese.

Never before have detailed accounts matched up adversaries so closely and in doing so shine light on key events in Pacific skies so many years ago. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2020 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
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1-223662 Claringbold, Michael Pacific Adversaries V2 - Imperial Japanese Navy vs. The Allies, New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944 This Volume Two of Pacific Adversaries conveys detailed stories of aerial warfare in the South Pacific, chosen because both Japanese and Allied records can be matched for an accurate accounting. Often the actual outcomes are very different to the exaggerated claims made by both sides upon which many traditional histories have relied to date. Further, for each of the chosen stories photographic or other evidence enables an accurate depiction of the aircraft involved.

Through these chosen snapshots, Pacific Adversaries will portray the South Pacific conflict as accurately as possible. This second volume focuses exclusively on confrontations with the Japanese Navy Air Force (JNAF) in New Guinea and the Solomons, known to the Japanese as the 'South Seas'.

The JNAF first appeared in the South Pacific in December 1941 and was at the vanguard of offensive efforts during the course of 1942. Following the bloody Guadalcanal campaign, the JNAF fought a largely defensive war in New Guinea and the Solomons against increasingly powerful Allied forces. Perhaps surprisingly, right through to the end of 1943 the JNAF offered significant resistance to the Allies and never ceded air superiority in the vicinity of its key base of Rabaul. Only in 1944, when units were withdrawn to the Central Pacific and the Philippines, was the JNAF presence in the South Pacific finally wound down to just a token force.

Never before have detailed accounts matched up adversaries so closely and in doing so shine light on key events in Pacific skies so many years ago. Fully illustrated in color 1 vol, 352 pgs 2020 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
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1-215090 Clark, Lloyd BLITZKRIEG: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War - France 1940 Softcover reprint. In the spring of 1940, Nazi Germany launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology. In just six weeks the Nazis outflanked the large French army, sewed chaos, and took Paris, achieving what the Germans had failed to accomplish in World War I. Yet, much of our understanding of this victory, and blitzkrieg itself, is based on myth.

The tactic was not really new, and far from being a forgone victory, Hitler's invasion was incredibly risky and could easily have failed had the Allies been even slightly less inept or the Germans less fortunate. And while speed and mechanization were essential, 90% of Germany's ground forces were still reliant on horses, bicycles, and their own feet for transportation. Their surprise victory proved the apex of their achievement. Far from being invincible, the campaign revealed Germany's vulnerabilities and lessons not learned by Hitler as he began to plan for the invasion of the Soviet Union. Includes nine maps. 1 vol, 480 pgs 2017 US, GROVE PRESS
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2-215210 Cleaver, Thomas PACIFIC THUNDER: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943-October 1944 On 27 October 1942, four Long Lance torpedoes fired by the Japanese destroyers Makigumo and Akigumo exploded in the hull of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8). Minutes later, the ship that had launched the Doolitte Raid six months earlier slipped beneath the waves of the Coral Sea. Of the pre-war carrier fleet the Navy had struggled to build over 15 years, only three were left: Enterprise, that had been badly damaged in the battle of Santa Cruz; USS Saratoga (CV-3) which lay in dry dock, victim of a Japanese submarine torpedo; and the USS Ranger (CV-4), which was in mid-Atlantic on her way to support Operation Torch.

For the American naval aviators licking their wounds in the aftermath of this defeat, it would be difficult to imagine that within 24 months of this event, Zuikaku, the last survivor of the carriers that had attacked Pearl Harbor, would lie at the bottom of the sea. Alongside it lay the other surviving Japanese carriers, sacrificed as lures in a failed attempt to block the American invasion of the Philippines, leaving the United States to reign supreme on the world's largest ocean.

This is the fascinating account of the Central Pacific campaign, one of the most stunning comebacks in naval history as in 14 months the US Navy went from the jaws of defeat to the brink of victory in the Pacific. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-217090 Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey TIDAL WAVE: From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that, had the navy faced a different enemy, the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

However, in the moment of victory on 25 October 1944, the US Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans were totally unprepared for; a violation of every belief held in the West. The attacks were terrifying: regardless of the damage inflicted on an attacking airplane, there was no certainty of safety aboard the ship until that airplane was completely destroyed.

Based on first-person accounts, Tidal Wave is the story of the naval campaigns in the Pacific from the victory at Leyte Gulf to the end of the war, in which the US Navy would fight harder for survival than ever before. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-225310 Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey I Will Run Wild - The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway Tells the story of Americans, British, Dutch, Australians, and New Zealanders taken by surprise from Pearl Harbor to Singapore that first Sunday of December 1941, who went on to fight with what they had at hand against a stronger and better-prepared foe, and in so doing built the basis for a reversal of fortune and an eventual victory.

It is easy to see the period as one of unmitigated disaster for the Allies, with the fall of the Philippines, Malaya, Burma and the Dutch East Indies, and the wholesale retreat and humiliation at the hands of Japan throughout Southeast Asia. However, there are also stories of courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds: the stand of the Marines at Wake Island; the fighting retreat in the Philippines that forced the Japanese to take 140 days to accomplish what they had expected would take 50; the fight against the odds at Singapore and over Java; the stirring tale of the American Volunteer Group in China; and the beginnings of resistance to further Japanese expansion. In these events, there are many individual stories that have either not been told or not been told widely which are every bit as gripping as the stories associated with the turning tide after Midway.
1 vol, 368 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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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-WGAME31 Coatney, Lou WARGAMER # 31: Clash of Steel GAME: Clash of Steel. WWII strategic Eastern Front. Counters unpunched.

Magazine Features:
* Clash of Steel - Game System and Strategy, Examples of play, and Strategic Options & Scenarios
* Challenging the Future - Review of Assault (GDW)
* A Gleam of Bayonets (TSR) - Game Review
* and more 1 vol, 60 pgs 1984 US, 3W
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1-223181 Cochet, Francois Fallschirmjager V1: German Paratroops 1937-1941 - Images of War Series As elite troops, the German Fallschirmjager (paratroopers) were regularly engaged in front line combat during the Second World War. Their famed actions such as the fighting in Scandinavia, the taking of the Belgian fortress Eden-Emal in May 1940, and the Battle for Crete just a year later, have given them the reputation of being determined, courageous and loyal soldiers. 160 black and white illustrations

This book covers the early years of the Fallschirmstruppen (paratroop units) before the beginning of the war, until the height of their successes in 1941, after which the Fallschirmjager were more often deployed in a more 'traditional' way, even though high-risk actions (such as at Monte Cassino, the Gran Sasso Raid) allowed them to reconnect once more with their glorious past.
1 vol, 176 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-223182 Cochet, Francois Fallschirmjager V2: German Paratroops 1942-1945 - Images of War Series As elite troops, the German Fallschirmj 1 vol, 120 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-WGAME60 Cochran, Laurel WARGAMER #60:ANVIL-DRAGOON - Southwall 1944 Anvil-Dragoon: Southwall 1944 is a simulation of the Allied invasion of France during WWII. It covers the time period from August 14th (D-Day minus 1) through September 12 (official date of the linkup between Dragoon and Overlord forces).

Before the dawn of August 15th, 1944, British and American paratroopers of the First Airborne Task Force jumped into three drop zones around an obscure village near Draguignan in southern France, and began one of the most controversial invasions of WWII. The campaign was to see the isolation of all western France, the opening of two major supply ports, and the netting of 79,000 prisoners, but it ultimately failed in it's most ambitious and important goal: that of cutting off and eliminating most of the German Army Task Group G defending the coast.
1 vol, 60 pgs 1986 US, 3W
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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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1-225200 Collingwood, Donald The Captain Class Frigates in the Second World War The Captain-class frigates, 78 Destroyer Escorts known affectionately by all who sailed in them as the DEs, were built in the United States and leased to the Royal Navy. Describes vividly the close teamwork and comradeship which existed within the Captain-class escort groups as they faced the lethal U-Boat threat, in all weathers, week in and week out, with all too little opportunity for rest between operations. Without doubt these rugged ships and their resilient crews saved many thousands of lives. In assisting the safe passage of countless troops and the delivery of million tons of vital war materials and supplies across the Atlantic, the Captain-class frigates played a hugely significant role in the Allied victory over the Axis. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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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1-214490 Cornish, Nik HITLER VERSUS STALIN: The Eastern Front 1943 - 1944 -- Kursk to Bagration: Images of War Series Next in the 'Images' series and the third volume in Nik Cornish's photographic history of the Eastern Front in WWII.

Previously unpublished images show the epic scale of the build-up to the Kursk battle and the enormous cost in terms of lives and material of the battle itself. They also show that the military initiative was now firmly in Soviet hands, for the balance of power on the Eastern Front had shifted and the Germans were on the defensive and in retreat.

Subsequent chapters chronicle the hard-fought and bloody German withdrawal across western Russia and the Ukraine, recording the Red Army's liberation of occupied Soviet territory, the recovery of key cities like Orel, Kharkov, and Kiev, the raising of the siege of Leningrad and the advance to the borders of the Baltic states.

Not only do the photographs track the sequence of events on the ground, they also show the equipment and weapons used by both sides, the living conditions experienced by the troops, the actions of the Soviet partisans, the fight against the Finns in the north, the massive logistical organization behind the front lines, and the devastation the war left in its wake. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-217390 Cornish, Nik HITLER VERSUS STALIN: The Eastern Front 1944-1945 - Warsaw to Berlin Images of War series In the fourth and final volume of Nik Cornish's photographic history of WWII on the Eastern Front and the defeat of the German army, the destruction and occupation of the cities in eastern Germany and the humiliation of the German people are shown in mostly unpublished wartime photographs. Includes 200 illustrations.

The extent of the fighting, from the Baltic in the north to the Balkans in the south, is recorded in a selection of graphic images, as is the tenacity and desperation of the German resistance and the unstoppable force of the Red Army as offensive after offensive crushed the Third Reich. While most of the photographs show the Red Army, its troops, equipment, and the conditions in which it fought, the shattered cities of Germany and eastern Europe and the suffering and destitution of the civilians are recorded in graphic detail. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 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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1-223780 Cox, James Blazing Star, Setting Sun - The Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign November 1942-March 1943 From popular Pacific Theatre expert Jeffrey R. Cox comes this insightful new history of the critical Guadalcanal and Solomons campaign at the height of World War II. His previous book, Morning Star, Rising Sun, had found the US Navy at its absolute nadir and the fate of the Enterprise, the last operational US aircraft carrier at this point in the war, unknown.

This new volume completes the history of this crucial campaign, combining detailed research with a novelist's flair for the dramatic to reveal exactly how, despite missteps and misfortunes, the tide of war finally turned. By the end of February 1944, thanks to hard-fought and costly American victories in the first and second naval battles of Guadalcanal, the battle of Empress Augusta Bay, and the battle of Cape St George, the Japanese would no longer hold the materiel or skilled manpower advantage. From this point on, although the war was still a long way from being won, the American star was unquestionably on the ascendant, slowly, but surely, edging Japanese imperialism towards its sunset.

Jeffrey Cox's analysis and attention to detail of even the smallest events are second to none. But what truly sets this book apart is how he combines this microscopic attention to detail, often unearthing new facts along the way, with an engaging style that transports the reader to the heart of the story, bringing the events on the deep blue of the Pacific vividly to life. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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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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1-216060 Cox, Jeffrey MORNING STAR, MIDNIGHT SUN: The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II August-October 1942 Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies went on the offensive in the Pacific in a desperate attempt to halt the Japanese forces that were rampaging across the region. With the conquest of Australia a very real possibility, the stakes were high. Their target: the Japanese-held Soloman Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal.

Hamstrung by arcane pre-war thinking and a bureaucratic mind-set, the US Navy had to adapt on the fly in order to compete with the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy, whose ingenuity and creativity thus far had fostered the creation of its Pacific empire. Starting with the amphibious assault on Savo Island, the campaign turned into an attritional struggle where the evenly matched foes sought to grind out a victory.

Quite readable account with all the nuances of command interlaced with operational maneuvers and tactical anecdotes. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-216060 Cox, Jeffrey MORNING STAR, MIDNIGHT SUN: The Early Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign of World War II August-October 1942 Paperback version of this quite readable account with all the nuances of command interlaced with operational maneuvers and tactical anecdotes.

Following the disastrous Java Sea campaign, the Allies went on the offensive in the Pacific in a desperate attempt to halt the Japanese forces that were rampaging across the region. With the conquest of Australia a very real possibility, the stakes were high. Their target: the Japanese-held Soloman Islands, in particular the southern island of Guadalcanal.

Hamstrung by arcane pre-war thinking and a bureaucratic mindset, the US Navy had to adapt on the fly in order to compete with the mighty Imperial Japanese Navy, whose ingenuity and creativity thus far had fostered the creation of its Pacific empire. Starting with the amphibious assault on Savo Island, the campaign turned into an attritional struggle where the evenly matched foes sought to grind out a victory. 1 vol, 448 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-2239003 Crippa, Paolo The Tankers of Mussolini The Armored Group M Leonessa of G.N.R. constituted a unicum among the Armed Forces of the Italian Social Republic. In fact, it was the most consistent and operational of the few units equipped with armored vehicles, operating above all in the anti-partisan struggle. But the Leonessa descended directly from the homonymous Tanks Group which, before the Armistice, was part of the 1st Armored Division M of the MVSN, consisting of personnel loyal to the Duce, renamed after July 25th 136th Armored Division Centaur 2nd.

After the Italian surrender, all the material of the Division was confiscated by the Germans, including the Panzer III, the Panzer IV and the Stug.III of the Leonessa. But part of the Division's staff refused to fight against the former allies and, putting the red M's and the black shirt back in search of weapons and tanks in the now empty Italian barracks, to continue the war alongside the Germans. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2239005 Crippa, Paolo Bersaglieri's units of the Italian Social Republic The general disarray caused by the Armistice on 8th September 1943 had immediate repercussions on the Bersaglieri units, both present in the Peninsula and abroad.

The Bersaglieri, however, were among the first to reorganize and take up arms again, both in the South, where at the end of September 1943 the LI Battalion of Bersaglieri was included in the First Motorized Grouping, and in the North, where in a short time the Bersaglieri Battalion Mussolini, the Bersaglieri Regiment Luciano Manara and the 3rd Volunteer Regiment were formed. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2239007 Crippa, Paolo Italian armored units in the Balkans 1941-1945 The Kingdom of Italy had already possessed the Dodecanese Islands since 1912 and it had the protectorate over Albania since 1926 and, with these assumptions, after the occupation of the Kingdom of Albania in 1939 and the outbreak of the Second World War the following year, Mussolini concentrated his efforts against Greece, starting in October 1940 a disastrous military campaign, which forced the German Reich to a massive intervention in support of the Italian Armed Forces in the Balkans. The Italian military weakness thus transformed what could be considered for Italy a parallel war to secure control of Albania, Greece and Yugoslavia, in a war subordinate to Germany.

This volume analyzes the history of the armored units engaged in the Balkans by the Royal Army and, after 8 September 1943, by the units of the Italian Social Republic, by the German, Croatian, Slovenian and partisan units, which after the Armistice recovered a large part of the abandoned armored vehicles of Italian Army. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2239012 Crippa, Paolo Yugoslavian armored units 1940-1945 The Kingdom of Italy had already possessed the Dodecanese Islands since 1912 and it had the protectorate over Albania since 1926 and, with the This volume tells the almost unknown story of Yugoslav tankers from training to the Second World War. The formation of the first armored units of the Army of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia dates back to the late 1920s, when military authorities felt the need to equip the units with an armored component, on the basis of the experiences lived during the Great War by the armies engaged in trench warfare. Contrary to what happened with many other European armies at that time, these armored units did not develop as an extension of the cavalry divisions but were instead formed as independent departments, officially called Combat Units.

With these departments, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia faced the Second World War. After the Italian-German invasion of 1941, Independent Croatia and Slovenian collaborative forces formed armored units, employed in the anti-partisan struggle, and the Wehrmacht formed 3 Armored Divisions formed by Croatian volunteers assumptions, after the occupation of the Kingdom of Albania in 1939 and the outbreak of the Second World War the following year, Mussolini concentrated his efforts against Greece, starting in October 1940 a disastrous military campaign, which forced the German Reich to a massive intervention in support of the Italian Armed Forces in the Balkans. The Italian military weakness thus transformed what could be considered for Italy a parallel war to secure control of Albania, Greece and Yugoslavia, in a war subordinate to Germany.

This volume analyzes the history of the armored units engaged in the Balkans by the Royal Army and, after 8 September 1943, by the units of the Italian Social Republic, by the German, Croatian, Slovenian and partisan units, which after the Armistice recovered a large part of the abandoned armored vehicles of Italian Army. 1 vol, 100 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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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 2020 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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1-206180 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-COL3471 Dalgliesh, Tom COMBAT INFANTRY: WWII Squad-Level Boardgame Combat Infantry is a fast-paced World War II squad-level board game, employing our wooden blocks. The game system features innovative and interactive rules for Fire Combat, Close Combat, Morale, and Leaders. The game is sophisticated, yet very playable.

You command a German or American infantry battalion, composed of three infantry companies and a heavy weapons company. Expansion sets will include British, Soviet, Italian, and Japanese battalions. Unit types include: Leaders, Rifle Squads, Machine Guns, Mortars, Anti-Tank, and Tanks. Units are organized by battalion, company, and platoon and must maintain unit integrity.

The wood blocks in this game provide fog-of-war and step reduction with no muss or fuss. Two 16.5x22-inch geomorphic maps at a scale of 100 meters per hex are included. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, COLUMBIA GAMES
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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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1-216383 Daugherty, Leo FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF A US MARINE: 1941-1945 US Marines made an immense contribution to winning the war in the Pacific in World War II, with 458,000 men serving in the Corps. They made 26 successful invasions in the Pacific theater, during the course of which they perfected the art of amphibious landings.

Detailed examination of how the individual Marine operated on the battlefield during World War II, the organization of Marine units, and the weapons and equipment used. Featuring detailed line artworks to illustrate how amphibious landings were made and the tactics of small Marine units once ashore. Detailed artworks show the uniforms and other equipment worn by Marines throughout the war. Includes 95 photos and artworks. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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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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1-224170 de Beaulieu, Charles Leningrad - The Advance of Panzer Group 4, 1941 This account of Panzer Group 4's advance was written by Walter Charles de Beaulieu, chief of staff of Panzer Group 4. Published in German in 1961, this is the first English translation. Beaulieu not only gives a detailed account of the Panzer Group's advance, but also offers an assessment of the fighting, an examination of how Panzer Group 4's operations were affected by the limitations imposed on Army Group North, and the lessons that can be learnt from its experiences in the Baltic States. He concludes with a discussion of whether Leningrad could ever have been taken. Includes 10 maps.

Panzer Group 4, which included LVI Panzer Corps and XLI Panzer Corps, was to lead the way. By the end of the first day the group had pushed 70 kilometers into enemy territory in June 1941. Red counterattacks on their unprotected flanks slowed them down, resulting in the tank battle of Raseiniai, but the group managed to capture Dunaburg on the Western Dvina on June 26, with a bridgehead established shortly thereafter. The group then pushed northeast through Latvia to the Stalin Line. In mid-July Hoepner was preparing to push the last 100 kilometers to Leningrad, however Leeb, commander of the army group, had other plans for the group and the advance did not continue for several more weeks.
1 vol, 216 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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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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1-193820 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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1-224100 Delaforce, Patrick The Black Bull - From Normandy to the Baltic with the 11th Armoured Division The 11th Armored Division, famous for its Black Bull insignia, was widely recognized as being among the best armored divisions in northwest Europe during the Second World War. This book tells the story of the Division in the words of the soldiers who fought with it: of its part in the three ferocious battles in Normandy-Operations EPSOM, GOODWOOD and BLUECOAT, the great 'Swan' to Amiens, the taking of Antwerp; right flanking for MARKET GARDEN, back-up in the Ardennes and the final slog into Germany across well-defended river barriers, to the liberation of Belsen, Lubeck and the Danish frontier. 60 b/w illustrations

The Division suffered 10,000 casualties, with almost 2,000 lost in action, and so this is also a story of courage and the hardships of a winter campaign, of being wounded, comradeship and fighting fear. Contributions are included from twelve of the regiments who proudly wore the sign of the Black Bull. Memories from troop commanders and riflemen, bombardiers and signalmen, tank crews, troop leaders and from the dashing GOC are brought together to reveal what life was like at the sharp end.

The Black Bull is liberally illustrated with contemporary photographs showing the Division in action. It will appeal not only to those who still have memories of the battles and to those who fought in the Second World War, but also to readers interested in the day-to-day actions and thoughts of soldiers in the front line for almost a year.
1 vol, 256 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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-ST152 Desch, John S&T #152:Case Green - The War for Czechoslovakia 1938 Features:

Case Green: The War for Czechoslovakia 1938
Case Green: Nazis vs Czeches in 1938
Profile: Great Military Leaders
- T.E.Lawrence
Friedland / Vittoria Order of Battle
Conflict Analysis:
- The American Civil War: Tactical Doctrine
The Army and Alexander the Great's Successors
Tactical Notebook
- The USMC in the Interwar Period
- Colonial Armies 1900
- Tactics Made Simple
Clarifications
- Franco-Prussian War (S&T-149) 1 vol, 64 pgs 1992 US, SPI
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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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1-217620 Diamond, Jon ON TO ROME: Anzio and Victory at Cassino, 1944 - Images of War series Early in 1944, the Allied advance was halted by the German defense of the Gustav Line. Even with the deployment of Eighth Army reinforcements from the Adriatic, every effort to capture Monte Cassino failed. Fifth Army's VI Corps' amphibious landing at Anzio in January, while initially successful stalled in the face of formidable German counter-attacks and the beachhead was effectively besieged.

The stalemate at Anzio and along the Gustav Line was finally broken in mid May by the Allied Spring offensive. After bitter fighting and the total destruction of the famous Benedictine Abbey, the Germans began their withdrawal towards Rome. Days later the reinforced VI Corps broke out of the Anzio bridgehead and linked up with Fifth Army units on 25 May. But by evading the Allied attempt to trap them south of Rome and despite Rome being occupied by the Allies in early June the bulk of the German 14th Army lived to fight another day. The Italian campaign had another nine costly months to run.

This superbly researched account traces the course of the bitterly fought battles between January and June 1944 in words and images. Includes 240 b/w illust/photos. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222610 Diamond, Jon Montgomery's Rhine River Crossing Operation Plunder- Images of War series After the Normandy break-out, the Allies' headlong dash east came to a halt in the autumn with the ill-fated MARKET GARDEN operation and over-extended supply lines short of the Rhineland. After repulsing the Nazis' daring Ardennes offensive, Montgomery's and Bradley's Army Groups cleared the Reichwald and Rhineland and closed on the Rhine.

With both sides aware of the strategic significance of this physical barrier the stakes could not have been higher. Eisenhower's plan involved a vast airborne assault by General Ridgway's XV11 Airborne Corps (codename VARSITY) and the simultaneously coordinated river crossing by Monty's 21 Army Group codename PLUNDER with Dempsey's British Second Army and General William H. Simpson's US Ninth Army.

This superbly illustrated and researched book describes the March 1945 assault crossing involving naval amphibious craft, the air and artillery bombardment and diversionary attack by the British 1st Commando brigade at Wesel. In concert with VARSITY and PLUNDER, Patton's US Third Army Group crossed further south. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-223850 Diamond, Jon MacArthur's Papua New Guinea Offensive, 1942-1943 The Japanese seizure of Rabaul on New Britain in January 1942 directly threatened Northern Australia and, as a result, General Douglas MacArthur took command of the Southwest Pacific Area. In July 1942, the Japanese attacked south across the Owen Stanley mountain range.

Thanks to the hasty deployment of Australian militiamen and veteran Imperial Force troops the Japanese were halted at Ioribaiwa Ridge just 27 miles from Port Moresby.

MacArthur's priority was to regain Northeast New Guinea and New Britain. The capture of airfields at Buna and reoccupation of Gona and Sanananda Point were prerequisites. The Allied offensive opened on 16 November 1942 with Australian infantrymen and light tanks alongside the US 32nd Infantry Division.

Overcoming the Japanese and the inhospitable terrain in tropical conditions proved the toughest of challenges. It remains an achievement of the highest order that the campaign ended successfully on 22 January 1943. This account with its clear text and superb imagery is a worthy tribute to those who fought and, all too often, died there.
1 vol, 240 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-225410 Diamond, Jon Hell in the Central Pacific 1944: The Palau Islands - Images of War Series In September 1944, to prevent Japanese air interdiction against General MacArthur's planned invasion of the Southern Philippines, the Americans attacked Peleliu and Angaur in the Palau group of the Western Caroline Islands. Admiral Halsey, commanding the US Third Fleet, feared the heavily defended Palaus would be costly for his III Amphibious Corps comprising the 1st Marine Division and the 81st Infantry Division. Includes 250 black and white photos.

While Angaur fell in four days, on Peleliu the Japanese resisted tenaciously using their underground fortifications on the Umurbrogel Ridge overlooking the airfield. It was only after over two months' bitter fighting that the Americans finally controlled the island. Despite the heavy cost, the benefits of this hard fought and costly victory were doubtful. In the event, Mindanao and other Southern Philippine Islands were bypassed by MacArthur in favor of a direct assault on Leyte on 20 October. But, as the graphic images and well researched text bear witness, there is no denying the courage and determination shown by the attacking US forces. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-968001 Dildey, Doug 001 Battle of Britain 1940 - The Luftwaffe's 'Eagle Attack' New Air Campaign Series.

The Battle of Britain was one of the most iconic campaigns of World War II, where the 'Few' of the Royal Air Force took on the might of the German Luftwaffe. At stake was not just air superiority over the British Isles -- a German victory would enable Hitler's plan to invade and conquer the last Allied country left fighting.

While most narratives of the battle focus on the brave pilots of Fighter Command, this book tells it from the perspective of the German strategists as they attempted the clear the skies over Britain. Explaining Hermann Goring's plans, the Luftwaffe's capabilities in 1940, the RAF's defenses, and how the fierce aerial battles over south-east England were fought, this fully illustrated fresh study is based on original documents and new analysis by an expert on the campaign. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-223380 Dildy, Douglas C To Defeat the Few - The Luftwaffe's campaign to destroy RAF Fighter Command, August-September 1940 Over the past 80 years, histories of the Battle of Britain have consistently portrayed the feats of 'The Few' (as they were immortalized in Churchill's famous speech) as being responsible for the RAF's victory in the epic battle. However, this is only part of the story. The results of an air campaign cannot be measured in terms of territory captured, cities occupied or armies defeated, routed or annihilated. Successful air campaigns are those that achieve their intended aims or stated objectives. Victory in the Battle of Britain was determined by whether the Luftwaffe achieved its objectives.

The Luftwaffe, of course, did not, and this detailed and rigorous study explains why. Analysing the battle in its entirety in the context of what it was - history's first independent offensive counter-air campaign against the world's first integrated air defence system - Douglas C. Dildy and Paul F. Crickmore set out to re-examine this remarkable conflict. Presenting the events of the Battle of Britain in the context of the Luftwaffe's campaign and RAF Fighter Command's battles against it, this title is a new and innovative history of the battle that kept alive the Allies' chances of defeating Nazi Germany.
1 vol, 384 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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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-LWG1201 Dixon, Steve B-29 SUPERFORTRESS: Bombers Over Japan, 1944-1945 (2nd Edition) Solitaire game flying B-29s out of the Marianas Islands against targets in and around Japan in late 1944 and 1945. The game puts you in the cockpit of a B-29 Superfortress as you fly your missions over Japan. Your goal: successfully complete a tour of 35 missions and return home a hero for bringing the war with Japan to a close without a bloody hard-fought invasion of the homeland.

Your missions will be varied: high level, low level, day, and night. You will face fighter attacks, flak, searchlight spotting, and bad weather; not to mention damage to your aircraft to include a shattered windshield and compromised cabin pressure, loss of oxygen supply, damaged landing gear, knocked out navigation or communication equipment, ruptured fuel tanks, inoperable machine gun armament, and just about anything else that can go wrong with a 100-ton aircraft flying 1,500 miles to it's target only to be met with fierce resistance from a determined enemy. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2012 US, LEGION WARGAMES LLC
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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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1-215390 Doherty, Richard EL ALAMEIN 1942: Turning Point in the Desert The Battle of El Alamein is well established as a pivotal moment of WWII. Following the wildly fluctuating fortunes of the opposing sides, there was a real risk that Rommel's Afrika Korps and his Italian allies would break through and seize Cairo with catastrophic strategic and political implications for the Allies. That this never happened is, of course, well known but, as this highly readable yet authoritative work reveals, there were moments of extreme peril and anxiety.

Churchill's bold, nay desperate, decisions concerning key appointments, Montgomery's stubborn refusal to be rushed, Rommel's chronic logistic problems and critical air superiority are all examined in expert detail. The author's description of the actual fighting is brought to life by personal accounts as well as his complete grasp of the plan and tactics involved. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218270 Doherty, Richard MONTE CASINO: Opening the Road to Rome One of the bloodiest WWII European battles was from January to June 1944 for the Gustav Line, anchored on Monte Cassino, famous for its Benedictine Abbey. Better known as the Battle of Cassino, the campaign only ended when Rome was liberated.

With General Sir Harold Alexander in overall command, the Allied Army Group in Italy consisted of Fifth (US) and Eighth (British) Armies -- with some 20 allies nations involved. The book recognizes the contributions of all elements and flags up the inevitable national tensions and rivalries exacerbated by restrictions of terrain and weather. Allied commanders, using ingenuity, highly effective artillery and sophisticated close air support, finally triumphed over their formidable German adversaries. Includes 32 black and white illustrations. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2018 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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1-219500 Domagalski, John INTO THE DARK WATER: The Story of Three Officers and PT-109 Made famous by her final commanding officer, John F. Kennedy, PT-109 is one of the most celebrated warships in American history. Behind the familiar account of the future president and the boat's violent demise is its little-known record under two previous officers during the swirling battles around Guadalcanal. This book provides the complete record of PT-109 in the Pacific, as well as a valuable glimpse of how the American Navy's daring and initiative found its full playing field in World War II.

In these mainly nocturnal fights, when the Japanese navy was at its apex, America's small, fast-boat flotillas would sally out to probe enemy strength, vying with enemy destroyers, who were similarly roaming the waters and able to blast a PT-boat out of the water if main armament could be brought to bear. It was constant hit-and-run and dodging between searchlights across Iron Bottom Sound.

Bryant Larson and Rollin Westholm preceded Kennedy as commanders of PT-109, and their fights with the brave ship and its crew hold second to none in the chronicles of US Navy daring. As the battles moved on across the Pacific the PT-boat flotillas gained confidence, even as the Japanese, too, learned lessons in how to destroy them.

Under its third and final commander, Kennedy, PT-109 was destroyed as a Japanese destroyer suddenly emerged from a dark mist and rammed it in half. Two crewmen were killed immediately but Kennedy, formerly on the swim team at Harvard, was able to shepherd his wounded and others to refuge. His unsurpassed gallantry can not resist retelling, yet the courage of the book's previous commanders have not till now seen the light of day. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2019 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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1-199010 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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1-215230 Doyle, David CLEVELAND TANK PLANT: Aircraft and Military Vehicle Production at Cleveland Plant 2 (1942-1970) Built during WWII to construct B-29s, the facility originally known as Fisher Aircraft Plant 2 instead produced the ill-fated XP-75A Eagle fighter, as well as countless components for the B-29, supplying subassemblies to Boeing, Bell and Martin. Closed following WWII, the outbreak of war in Korea recalled the plant to service, but with an entirely new purpose. Reopened as the Cleveland Tank Plant, the massive 1.7 million square foot plant was retooled in 1951 to produce the M41 Walker Bulldog and the M42 Duster.

Through the succeeding years, the plant also churned out the M56 Scorpion, M114 Reconnaissance Vehicle, M108 and M109 self-propelled howitzer, the M551 Sheridan, and even the revolutionary MBT-70 tank. Through its life, the Cleveland Tank Plant was operated by Cadillac, Chrysler and Allison.

Explore the rich history of not only the Cleveland Tank Plant, but also its products and their wartime use, as well as the intricacies of armored vehicle production in general. This 112-page volume is profusely illustrated with over 200 vintage photographs, many of them previously unpublished and in vintage color. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2017 CANADA, G-104 PRESS
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1-220640 Doyle, David M29 WEASEL TRACKED CARGO CARRIER & VARIANTS: Images of War series Conceived as part of a Top Secret project to disrupt Nazi Germany's atomic bomb program, the hastily developed Studebaker Weasel went on to one of, if not THE most successful of the wartime all-terrain vehicles. Designed with light weight to facilitate both air-dropping and efficient, high-speed operation in the snow, the vehicles were soon found to have excellent performance in the mud. 240 color & black and white photographs

Always amphibious, the later models were equipped with flotation tanks on each end and dual rudders in the rear for even more efficient operation in the water. Weasels were used on numerous fronts during WWII, were once again deployed in Korea, by the French in Vietnam, and numerous outposts during the Cold War. These pages provide an overview of the development, and a detailed look at the deployment and the machines themselves, of these iconic, all-terrain vehicles. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220650 Doyle, David M36/M36B1 TANK DESTROYER: Images of War series Going into WWII, the prevailing strategy of the US command was that tanks were not to be used to engage enemy tanks in combat. Rather, tanks were to be the armored spearhead to breach enemy positions. Enemy tanks were to be dealt with by specialized weapons, aptly named tank destroyers. Includes 175 color & black and white illustrations.

While the 3-inch weapon of the M10 was superior to that found on earlier US tank destroyers, it was still found to be inadequate against the ever-increasing weight of German armor. An even larger gun, the 90mm M3, was placed in a new, bigger open-topped turret on 100 new hulls purpose built for this, and by remanufacturing M10A1s, primarily from US-based training units. As the supply of these chassis was depleted, additional vehicles were created by converting Diesel-powered M10s, resulting in the M36B2. The M36B1 was built from the ground-up as a tank destroyer, using a hull based on that of the M4A3 but featuring a standard M36 turret. Examination of rare surviving vehicles indicate that the M36B1 hulls were manufactured expressly for this purpose, and were not merely M4A3 hulls that were converted.

While US antitank doctrine changed, rendering all the tank destroyers obsolete post-WWII, many of these vehicles were supplied to other nations, and in fact some survived as combat vehicles into the 21st century. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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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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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1-214710 Edwards, Bernard U-BOATS BEYOND BISCAY: Donitz Looks to New Horizons On the outbreak of war in 1939 Admiral Donitz's U-boat flotillas consisted of some thirty U-boats fully operational, with only six to eight at sea at any one time. Their activities were restricted mainly to the North Sea and British coastal waters. 8 pages of black and white plates.

When France fell in the summer of 1940, the ports in the Bay of Biscay gave direct access to the Atlantic, and the ability to extend their reach even to. The Royal Navy was unable to escort convoys much beyond the Western Approaches. In a short time, the Allies were losing 500,000 tons of shipping a month, every month. Donitz now looked over the far horizons, Americas Eastern Seaboard, the coasts of Africa, and the Mediterranean, where Allied merchantmen habitually sailed alone and unprotected. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-COM1084 Edwards, John FORTRESS EUROPA: Designer Signature Edition Faithfully remastered and updated supersized edition (larger game maps and 5/8-inch counters) of the game that recreates the Allied campaign in Western Europe from D-Day to March 1945.

The Allied player must select an invasion site in June 1944 and make a successful landing, break out of the beachhead, drive across France, and push deep into Germany. The German player must prevent the Allied invasion or else conduct an orderly withdrawal across France, constantly delaying the Allies, and then perhaps counterattacking in the winter.

Updated Version Includes:
* Supersized map and counters
* Unit counter artwork embellished to include reduced strength, optional air units, and additional utility markers
*Charts and Tables available on the game map and on separate player aid cards for convenient referencing
*Re-designed and enhanced player aid cards
*Enhanced ergonomics are built into the set up and reinforcement charts (with helpful game play reminders)
*Revised Sudden Death Victory Conditions
*All new Invasion Sequence Chart to facilitate game play
*Rules presentation honors the acclaimed TAHGC edition with formatting improvements and a formalized Sequence of Play
*All errata from TAHGC edition have been incorporated into the rules
* Minor rules adjustments; no major changes to the Standard Game
*Revised and expanded optional rules based on extensive playtesting
*Updated scenarios with fine-tuning to maximize play balance

Product Information:
* Complexity: 6 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 7 out of 10 (no hidden units)
* Time Scale: one week per turn
* Map Scale: 25 miles per hex
* Unit Scale: divisions, brigades, regiments, and battalions. Abstract naval and air units.
* Players: one to two, best with two
* Playing Time: 2-4 hours for scenarios, 8+ hours for campaign

Components: Two maps (43 x 34 inches); Three countersheets (5/8-inch size); Rules booklet; Two Player Aid Cards, 2-sided (duplicates); One German Player Aid Card; One Allied Player Aid Card; One Aircraft Mission Chart, 2-sided; One German Initial Game Set-up Display; Two German Arrival Schedule Displays; One German Battle of the Bulge Order of Battle Display; One Allied Initial Game Set-up Display; One Allied Arrival Schedule Display; One Allied Battle of the Bulge Order of Battle Display 1 vol, 1 pgs 2019 US, COMPASS GAMES
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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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3-AYG5001 Eickert, Uwe CONFLICT OF HEROES: Awakening the Bear Russia 41-42 High quality production value Euro-style game. It is a unique, easy to learn, fast playing system. Includes large counters, mounted maps, incredible graphics and lots of play aids. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2008 US, ACADEMY GAMES
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1-COM014 Eldridge, BKnight, Ben COMMAND #14:Victory at Midway Features:

Carrier Victory
- The Battle of Midway
Teutoburgerwald
- The Battle that Saved English
Battlewagons Eternal
- History of the Iowa Class Battleships
Japanese Army In (and around) WW1
- Japanese vs the Germans & Russians
The Successors
- Clash of the Generals, 323-301 BC
The Aggravating, Arcane Military Trivia Quiz
- How much do you really know about Military History?
The Battle of Narva, 1944
- Beginning of the end of Army Group North
U.S. Light Infantry On The Modern Battlefield
- The story behind the 'lightfighters'
Victory at Midway, issue game
- Turning Point of the Pacific War, June 1942
Successors
- Clash of the Generals: 323-310 BC (Variant for Alexandros)
Xenophon
- March of the Ten Thousand, 401-400 BC (Variant for Alexandros)
D-Elim
- Strategies for Victory at Midway
Errata:
- Hougoumont, Wahoo, Desert Storm, Red Sky Morning 1 vol, 60 pgs 1992 US, XTR CORPORATION
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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, Organisation, O/B's, Campaign andBattle History, Insignia/Markings, color & b/wphotos/illust, biblio, index/ 1 vol, 96 pgs 2002 UK, IAN ALLEN LTD
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2-960003 Ellis, Chris 7TH FLIEGER DIVISION:Student's Fallschirmjager Origins/history, Organisation, O/B's, Campaign andBattle History, Insignia/Markings, color & b/wphotos/illust, biblio, index/ 1 vol, 96 pgs 2002 UK, IAN ALLEN 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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1-2171215 Esteve, Michel Sherman - The M4 Tank in World War II The Medium Tank, M4, better known to the British as the Sherman, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and western Allies in World War II. Reliable, relatively cheap to produce, and easy to maintain, thousands were distributed to the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union by the Lend-Lease program. It first saw combat in North Africa, where it outclassed lighter German and Italian tanks. By 1944 the M4 was outgunned by the German heavy tanks, but it still contributed to the fight when deployed in numbers and supported by artillery and fighter-bombers. Includes 360 photographs, 110 diagrams.

A detailed insight into the development and deployment of the M4, this book covers the design and construction of the chassis, turret, engine, armaments and munitions and differences between the variants of the M4. It covers the difficulties facing the crews who fought in this legendary tank, exploring the training they received and the different combat methods perfected by the Allies, including landing from a landing craft, maneuvering in the bocage of Normandy, and fighting in the snow.

Fully illustrated with hundreds of contemporary and modern photographs and detailed diagrams, this complete account provides all the technical details of the construction of the M4, its maintenance and repair, and the logistics required to support it in combat
1 vol, 240 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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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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2-209410 Failmezger, Victor AMERICAN KNIGHTS: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion As the war began to swing in favor of the Allies, it became clear that no final defeat of the Third Reich would be possible until the armored monsters of the Panzerwaffe were defeated. But who would, or even could, take on the mighty Tigers and Panthers, just a handful of which could stop entire formations in their tracks?

The answer lay with the formation of a new type of unit, the Tank Destroyer Battalion. This is the story of the men and machines that 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 previously unpublished photographs, and now available in paperback, 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, 448 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-225290 Failmezger, Victor Rome - City in Terror, The Nazi Occupation 1943-44 In September 1943, following wave upon wave of Allied bombing, Italy announced an armistice with the Allies. Shortly afterwards, the German army disarmed Italian forces and, despite military and partisan resistance, quickly overran Rome. This offers a comprehensive history of the nine-month-long German occupation of the city brought low, of the terror and hardship of occupation, and of the disparate army of partisan fighters, displaced aristocrats, Vatican priests, Allied POWs and ordinary citizens who battled for its liberation.

The Gestapo wasted no time enforcing an iron grip on the city once the occupation was in place. They swiftly eliminated the Carabinieri, the Italian paramilitary force, rounded up thousands of Italians to build extensive defensive lines across Italy, and, at 5am one morning, arrested more than 1,000 Roman Jews and sent them to Auschwitz.

Resistance, however, remained strong. To aid the thousands of Allied POWs who escaped after the dissolution of the Italian army, priests, diplomats and escaped ex-POWs operating out of the Vatican formed a nationwide organization called the 'Escape Line'. More than 4,000 Allied POWs scattered all over Italy were sheltered, clothed, and fed by these courageous Italians, whose lives were forfeit if their activities were discovered. Meanwhile, as food became scarce and the Gestapo began to raid on homes and institutions, Italian partisan fighters launched attack after attack on German military units in the city, with the threat of execution never far away.
1 vol, 0 pgs 2020 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-WDG03 Fish, Paul A SPOILED VICTORY: Dunkirk 1940 (2nd Edition) Solitaire game covering the evacuation at Dunkirk in May-June of 1940. Points are allocated each turn for defense of the perimeter, creation of evacuee units, and moving evacuees from the beaches to the safety of England. You cannot save them all, so you must pick who will stay and fight and who will escape to fight another day. The level of victory or defeat is measured by the number of troops and the amount of equipment that is saved through evacuation.

GAME COMPONENTS

* 17 x11-inch Game Map
* 16-Page Rulebook
* 36 Action Cards (NEW! Thicker Cards)
* 88 Double-Sided, 5-8-inch Counters and Markers
* 1 Reference Sheet
* 1 Double-Sided Setup and Events Sheet 1 vol, 1 pgs 2014 US, WHITE DOG GAMES
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2-WDG03 Fish, Paul A SPOILED VICTORY: Dunkirk 1940 (1st Edition) Solitaire game covering the evacuation at Dunkirk in May-June of 1940. Points are allocated each turn for defense of the perimeter, creation of evacuee units, and moving evacuees from the beaches to the safety of England. You cannot save them all, so you must pick who will stay and fight and who will escape to fight another day. The level of victory or defeat is measured by the number of troops and the amount of equipment that is saved through evacuation.

GAME COMPONENTS

* 17 x11-inch Game Map
* 16-Page Rulebook
* 36 Action Cards (NEW! Thicker Cards)
* 88 Double-Sided, 5-8-inch Counters and Markers
* 1 Reference Sheet
* 1 Double-Sided Setup and Events Sheet 1 vol, 1 pgs 2013 US, WHITE DOG GAMES
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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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1-219180 Flores, Santiago A. MEXICANS AT WAR: Mexican Military Aviation in the Second World War 1941-1945 Mexico, like Brazil, took an active part in that conflict.

This volume covers Mexican participation in WWII using photos, documents, and testimony from official and personal archives. Mexican nationals or those of Mexican descent were already volunteering for the Allied air forces of the British Commonwealth and the Free French naval and air forces. Includes 270 b/w illustrations and photos, 16 color profiles, three color maps, and 15 color photos and illustrations.

While the Mexican Republic first had to defend both its coasts and its shipping from enemy submarines, using its obsolete general purpose biplanes, following the sinking of Mexican ships by German U-boats the first North American Texan armed trainers entered service in the Gulf of Mexico, earning the title of the 'Mexican Dive Bomber'. Due to the necessities of the war, the service had to reorganize its aviation assets to be able to receive a larger number of American-built lease aircraft, which started the modernization and reorganization process that is felt even today.

The war affected all aspect of Mexican military aviation from tactical units, to training, to logistics and military doctrine. This also led to the establishment of Mexican Naval Aviation which led, in turn, to the creation of its first naval squadron to patrol the Gulf of Mexico. One aspect that the war affected was the training of the new generation of military personnel, some of whom would later see action before the end of the war.

As Mexico was securing its coasts and sending aviation personnel to train in the USA, it would later field its fighter squadron to participate in the liberation of the Philippine islands. By the end of the war the Mexican Air Force had experienced its most rapid growth since it was officially established back in February 1915. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-204870 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, 304 pgs 2020 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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1-215430 Forczyk, Robert CASE RED: The Collapse of France Even after the legendary evacuation from Dunkirk in June 1940 there were still large British formations fighting the Germans alongside their French allies. After mounting a vigorous counterattack at Abbeville and then engaging a tough defense along the Somme, the British were forced to conduct a second evacuation from the ports of Le Havre, Cherbourg, Brest, and St Nazaire. While France was in its death throes, politicians and soldiers debated what to do - flee to England or North Africa, to seek an armistice.

Case Red captures the drama of the final three weeks of military operations in France in June 1940, and explains the great impact it had on the course of relations between Britain and France during the remainder of the war. It also addresses the military, political, and human drama of France's collapse in June 1940, and how the windfall of captured military equipment, fuel, and industrial resources enhanced the Third Reich's ability to attack its next foe -- the Soviet Union. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-217540 Forczyk, Robert WE MARCH AGAINST ENGLAND: Operation Sea Lion 1940-41 In May 1940, Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe and the only European power still standing was Great Britain. 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.

Looks at the real scale of German ambition, plans, and capabilities. He 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 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-221730 Forczyk, Robert CASE WHITE: The Invasion of Poland 1939 The German invasion of Poland on 1 September, 1939, designated as Fall Weiss (Case White), was the event that sparked the outbreak of World War II in Europe. The campaign has widely been described as a textbook example of Blitzkrieg, but it was actually a fairly conventional campaign as the Wehrmacht was still learning how to use its new Panzers and dive-bombers.

The Polish military is often misrepresented as hopelessly obsolete and outclassed by the Wehrmacht, yet in fact it was well-equipped with modern weapons and armor. Indeed, the Polish possessed more tanks than the British and had cracked the German Enigma machine cipher. Though the combined assault from Germany and the Soviet Union defeated Poland, it could not crush the Polish fighting spirit and thousands of soldiers and airmen escaped to fight on other fronts. The result of Case White was a brutal occupation, as Polish Slavs found themselves marginalized and later eliminated, paving the way for Hitler's vision of Lebensraum (living space) and his later betrayal and invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2019 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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1-222880 Foreman, Melody THE WRECK HUNTER: Battle of Britain & The Blitz Biography created from Terry's original notes and photographs stretching back almost 70 years about aviation archaeology related to the Battle of Britain.

As long ago as 1961 a young Terry Parsons, then still in his twenties, began his long search for lost aircraft and memories of the Battle of Britain and the Blitz. What he discovered over the decades that followed went far beyond the tangled wreckage of military aircraft, both fighters and bombers. For with each of the thousands of RAF and Luftwaffe artifacts he unearthed, came the intricate weave of life stories linking the valiant and the brave, the living and the dead.

Included among the items he has recovered from the many wreck sites he has investigated, was a mud-cloaked control column from a Spitfire with its gun button still switched to firing mode, a piece of Dornier Do 17 fuselage bearing the fatal bullet holes which led it to crash to the of earth of south-east England, a pilot's waistcoat once used to stop the drafts and rattles in a Hurricane cockpit, blood-stained maps from a Luftwaffe bomber, and a buckled tail fin from a Me 110 bearing the unmistakable symbol of the swastika. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-214450 Forsyth, Robert SHADOW OVER THE ATLANTIC: The Luftwaffe and the U-Boats: 1943-45 German U-boats were the scourge of Allied merchant and military shipping in the Atlantic during World War II, threatening to isolate and then starve the UK out of the War. As Germany's war against the Allied convoys intensified in late 1943, German Admiral Karl Donitz called upon the Luftwaffe to provide a long-range spotting and shadowing unit to act as 'eyes' for his U-boats.

Equipped with big, four-engined Junkers JU-290s fitted out with advanced search radar and other maritime electronic intelligence devices, Fernaufklarungsgruppe (FAGr) 5 'Atlantik' undertook a distant, isolated campaign far out into the Atlantic and thousands of miles away from its home base in western France. The information generated and reported back to Donitz's headquarters was vital to the efforts of the U-boats, and FAGr 5's 'shadowing' missions were assigned priority in terms of skilled crews, supplies and equipment.

This book tells for the first time the fascinating story of the formation and operations of FAGr 5 'Atlantik', drawing on never-before-published historical records of the unit that accounted for the reporting and destruction of thousands of tons of Allied shipping. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2017 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, 88 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969004 Forsyth, Robert 004 LUFTWAFFE EMERGENCY FIGHTERS (X-Planes) In late 1944, the German Air Ministry organized what it called an 'Emergency Fighter Competition' intended to produce designs for quick-to-build yet technically and tactically effective jet fighter aircraft capable of tackling the anticipated arrival of the B-29 Superfortress over Europe, as well as the British Mosquito and US P-38 Lightning which were appearing in ever greater numbers.

Thus was born a cutting-edge, highly sophisticated series of aircraft including the futuristic and elegant Focke-Wulf Ta 183; the extraordinary Blohm und Voss P.212, and the state-of-the-art Messerschmitt P.1101 series. Armed with heavy cannon and the latest air-to-air rockets and missiles, these were designed to inflict carnage on American bomber formations at high speed.

Using stunning three-view illustrations of each prototype along with full color artwork, aviation expert Robert Forsyth traces the history of the extraordinary aircraft of the 'Emergency Fighter Competition', Hitler's last throw of the dice in the air war against the Allies. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969008 Forsyth, Robert 008 BACHEM BA 349 Natter The Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a secretive, vertical take-off, single-seat rocket interceptor intended to offer high-speed defense of key targets. This radical aircraft offered Luftwaffe an inexpensive means with which to intercept and attack Allied heavy bombers using a vertically-launched, semi-expendable machine built of wood and armed with a nose-mounted 'honeycomb' battery of spin-stabilized air-to-air rockets as well as cannon armament. Launched vertically at 36,000ft per minute, the pilot was expected to fly within range of the enemy bombers, fire his rockets at them, ram another bomber, eject and parachute to the ground.

Illustrated with contemporary photographs and stunning commissioned artwork, this study examines this inventive yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt by the Luftwaffe to defend against the tide of Allied aircraft that was bombing German cities into the ground. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-969009 Forsyth, Robert 009 DORNIER DO 335 The Dornier Do 335 was conceived as a high-speed, all-weather fighter, and represented the pinnacle of piston-engined aircraft design. The Do 335 was a big aircraft, weighing just over 10,000kg when laden with fuel, equipment, and pilot, yet powered by two Daimler-Benz DB 603 engines, it was capable of reaching a maximum speed of 750km/h at 6400 meters, making it the fastest piston engine aircraft produced in Germany during World War II.

Some 40 aircraft were built between late 1943 and the end of the war, and it was intended to deploy the type as a day fighter, bomber, night fighter, bad weather interceptor, and reconnaissance aircraft, all of which were intended to incorporate the latest armament, bomb sights, communications, and radar equipment, as well as an ejector seat. Featuring archive photography and specially commissioned artwork, this is the full story of the aircraft that the Luftwaffe hoped would turn the tide of the war. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 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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1-217410 Forty, Simon NORMANDY 1944: The Battle for Caen - Images of War series Caen, a D-Day objective on 6 June 1944, did not fall to the British and Canadian troops of Second Army until 6 August, by which time much of the city had been reduced to rubble. Describes the two-month struggle was a crucial stage in the Normandy campaign. Includes 200 photographs.

Shows the opposing forces, conditions, terrain, equipment, and weaponry deployed - and it illustrates just how intense and protracted the fighting was on the ground. The reasons for the slow Allied advance have been hotly disputed. Deficiencies in British and Canadian equipment and tactics have been blamed, as has the tenacity of the German resistance. Ultimately a sequence of Allied operations sapped the defenders' strength - Perch, Martlet, Epsom, Windsor, Charnwood, Jupiter, Atlantic, and Goodwood. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218980 Forty, Simon FROM THE RIVIERA TO THE RHINE: US Sixth Army Group August 1944 - February 1945 Two months after D-Day, just as the battle of Normandy was reaching its climax, with all eyes on the Falaise Pocket, the Allies unleashed the second invasion of France, not in the Pas de Calais but the French Riviera. Immaculately planned, effectively undertaken, the Allies quickly broke out of their bridgehead, drove 400 miles into France in three weeks, and liberated 10,000 square miles of French territory while inflicting 143,250 German casualties. On September 10 they linked up with Patton's Third Army and advanced into the Vosges Mountains, taking Strasbourg and holding the area against the Germans' final big attack in the west: Operation Nordwind in January 1945.
450 black and white and color photographs throughout

US Seventh Army and 6th Army Group undertook a successful campaign placing a third Allied army group with its own independent supply lines in northeastern France, at a time when the two northern Allied army groups were stretched to the limit. Without this force the Allies would have struggled to hold the frontage to Switzerland and Third Army would have been exposed to attack in its southern flank-something that could have had disastrous repercussions particularly during the Ardennes offensive of December 1944.

The images of palm trees and azure seas obscure our view of this campaign. It was no cakewalk. The Germans knew the Allies were coming and had strong defenses in the area. A shortage of landing craft, vehicles, and materiel meant that the US Seventh and French First armies were restricted in the assault. The heavy fog and anti-glider defenses made for a difficult airborne assault, but it was carried out effectively, the amphibious assault was textbook in execution and the invasion of southern France ended up as a significant victory.

But the story of 6th Army Group wasn't finished. Taking up a position on the east flank of Third Army it fought its way through the Vosges and withstood the Germans' last throw: Operation Nordwind-the vain attempt to relieve pressure on the Ardennes assault by attacking in the Vosges. Heavy fighting pressed hard towards Strasbourg but the Allies were ultimately victorious, inflicting severe losses on the Germans. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHERS
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1-223570 Forty, Simon Across the Rhine: January-May 1945 The last rites were administered to the Third Reich from the west by a massive concentration of Allied forces and firepower. With France secured, Hitler's vain counterattack in the Ardennes held and the Channel and North Sea ports cleared, little stood in the way of the Allies other than the dominant geographical feature of western Europe: the mighty Rhine River stretching from the North Sea almost to Switzerland.

In the north, the 21st Army Group executed one of the largest operations of the war: a huge airdrop backed up by an amphibious crossing that made full use of 79th Armoured Division's specialized armor including the Alligators of 4th Royal Tank Regiment. Further south, until it collapsed under the pressure, the Ludendorff Bridge, captured intact at Remagen allowed US First Army to create a bridgehead. They would use it to good effect, wheeling north to surround the Ruhr, Germany's industrial heartland. Further south, where the river was narrower, Patton's Third Army vaulted the Rhine with its customary elan, as did Devers' Sixth Army Group.

Ahead of the Allies were the remains of the German forces, often no more than Volkssturm or Hitlerjugend, determined to resist for as long as possible so that their F 1 vol, 224 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-223660 Forty, Simon Allied Armies in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1945: Images Of War The 'miracle' of Dunkirk is one of the most inspiring stories of all time. The British Expeditionary Force had been all but surrounded, and, with the French armies collapsing on all sides, it appeared that Britain was about to suffer the heaviest defeat in its history.

When Winston Churchill's War Cabinet finally accepted that the Battle of France had been lost, preparations were made to try and rescue as many soldiers as possible from one of the few ports left open to the British Expeditionary Force - Dunkirk.

So rushed and chaotic was the retreat to the Channel coast, with thousands of guns, vehicles and tanks being abandoned, there was little time for soldiers to consider taking photographs of the shocking scenes of death and destruction which surrounded them. Yet images do exist of the ships and boats of all descriptions which braved the bombs and guns of the German Air Force to rescue Britain's only field army from the clutches of Hitler's panzer divisions.

One man in particular, Sub-Lieutenant John Rutherford Crosby, a member of the crew of the minesweeper, and converted Clyde paddle steamer, HMS Oriole, left a legacy of dramatic images. These include the never-to-be-forgotten scenes of long lines of tired and anxious troops stretching into the sea and of bombs exploding on the packed beaches - all with his own personal little camera.

Other images in this book paint a vivid and memorable picture, as no words ever could, of the greatest evacuation of troops under fire.
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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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1-220400 Forty. George THE EIGHTH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA: Images of War Series Another in the popular Images of War Series covers the British Eighth Army in WWII North Africa. The photographs show the men, weapons, and equipment of the army during campaigns in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia. Includes 150 black and white photographs of British and Commonwealth forces. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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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1-221650 Friesen, Bruno PANZER GUNNER: From My Native Canada to the German Osfront and Back. In Action with 25th Panzer Regiment, 7th Panzer Division 1944-45 There are few memoirs available of German Panzer crews that focus on the climactic last 12 months of the war on the Eastern Front, 1944-45. What makes Bruno Friesen's account virtually unique is his family background: his parents came from a German-speaking Mennonite community in Ukraine, and were to all intents and purposes culturally German. To make matters even more complex, in 1924 his parents left the Ukraine for Canada, where Bruno was born. In March 1939 he and his brother Oscar found themselves on a ship bound for Bremerhaven in Germany. He barely spoke German and had never been to Germany. Nevertheless his father envisaged that a better life awaited them in the Third Reich.

Needless to say, Bruno became caught up in WWII, and in 1942 was drafted into the Wehrmacht. The author provides a full account of his family background, and how, through these unusual circumstances, he found himself a Canadian-born German soldier.

The bulk of the book is a detailed account of the author's training, and his subsequent service with 25th Panzer Regiment, part of 7th Panzer Division. As the title suggests, Bruno Friesen served as a gunner aboard, initially, Panzer IVs, before crewing the lesser-known Jagdpanzer IV tank hunter. The author provides a fantastic amount of information about these two vehicles, and how the crews actually fought in battle with them. This kind of 'hands-on' detail has almost never been available before, particularly such extensive information concerning the characteristics and combat performance of the Jagdpanzer IV.

Apart from providing information about specific German tanks and their combat performance, the author writes in great detail about the combat the experienced on the Eastern Front, including tank battles in Rumania, spring 1944, Lithuania in the summer of 1944, and West Prussia during early 1945. If one wants to know how German tank crews fought the Soviets in the last year of the war, then this book provides an outstanding account, containing material simply not found elsewhere.

The author closes his account by reflecting on his post-war efforts to return to Canada, which eventually succeeded in 1950, and his subsequent life there. 1 vol, 222 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-54260 Fritz, Stephan G. FRONTSOLDATEN:The Gernan 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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1-222070 Gardner, Ian SENT BY THE IRON SKY: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II From the moment they entered the war in June, 1944, the men of 3rd Battalion were faced with brutal fighting against horrendous odds. Later in the year, nearly five months in combat with no relief lead to heavy losses that reduced them to the size of a company. Their heroic defense of Bastogne saw their division awarded a Unit Citation, a first in the history of the US armed forces, and they subsequently fought on across Europe, finishing the war occupying Hitler's mountain retreat of Berchtesgaden.

Drawing on years of research and interviews with veterans of some of the toughest battles of World War II, together with maps and over 200 vintage images, Ian Gardner brings to life some of the most bitter fighting of the war in Europe, laying bare the horrors of war, the deprivations of day-to-day living and the chaos of the front line. Additional material includes a chapter on the fate of the men captured in Normandy and a foreword by Lee Wolverton, the grandson of the commander of 3rd Battalion, Col Robert Wolverton. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2019 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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1-80210 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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1-216760 Glantz, David M. OPERATION DON'S MAIN ATTACK: The Soviet Southern Front's Advance on Rostov, January-February 1943 With the defeat and destruction of German Sixth Army at Stalingrad all but certain at the end of 1942, the war on the Eastern Front took a definitive turn as the Germans struggled to erect a new defensive front to halt the Soviet juggernaut driving west. Operation Don's main attack is the first detailed study of the dramatic clash of armies that followed, unfolding inexorably over the course of two months across an expanse of more than 1,600 kilometers.

Using recently released Russian archival material never before available to researchers, David M. Glantz provides a close-up account, from both sides, of the planning and conduct of Operation Don-the Soviet offensive by the Red Army's Southern front that aimed to capture Rostov in January-February 1943.

His book includes a full array of plans, candid daily reports, situation maps, and strength and casualty reports prepared for the forces that participated in the offensive at every level. Drawing on an unprecedented and comprehensive range of documents, the book delves into many hitherto forbidden topics, such as unit strengths and losses and the foibles and attitudes of command cadre. Glantz's work also presents rare insights into the military strategy, combat tactics, and operational art of such figures as Generals Eremenko and Malinovsky and Field Marshal Erich von Manstein. 1 vol, 912 pgs 2002 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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1-209320 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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1-220300 Gonzalez, Oscar and Pablo Sagarra LAKE ILMEN 1942: The Wehrmacht Front to the Red Army In January 1942, south of Lake Ilmen, the 16th German Army clashed with the Morozov's 11th Soviet Army for possession of the strategic Russian city of Stelaia. Includes more than 100 color images.

In this battle, the Blue Division (Spanish volunteers) intervened with the 250th Skier Company. The Spaniards, along with their German and Latvian comrades, endured hard fighting in extreme winter conditions.

In addition to providing a strategic framework of the battle itself, including the Soviet perspective, this book also looks at the human aspect of the battle, by analyzing a selection of the volunteers who fought in it. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-222990 Gooden, Brett NATTER: Manned Missile of the Third Reich This monumental work of over 500 pages and 800 illustrations records in meticulous detail the history and technology of the remarkable manned rocket interceptor, the Bachem Ba 349 Natter. In the space of less than one year the Natter went from design concept to operational readiness with initial deployment planned for April 1945. However in the last days of the war, although the Natter lost its relevance as a war machine, another underlying drive for many of the engineers was the dream that this little machine would lay the foundations for future human spaceflight.

Its author, Lecturer in Space Medicine, Dr. Brett Gooden, spent 25 years researching and writing this groundbreaking book, including undertaking multiple research trips to Germany in order to visit museums, archives, and historic sites related to the history of this unique machine.

The extreme secrecy both during and after the war that enveloped the true nature of the interceptor prevented post-war historians from fully appreciating the highly advanced nature of Projekt Natter. Until recent times it has remained for many commentators an object of some ridicule, seen as simply a primitive little wooden aircraft of no particular significance to the history of aviation.

These writers may be forgiven because it is only now apparent that both the British and American authorities had carefully and systematically redacted or classified a large number of pertinent German documents as well as post war technical reports assembled after the detailed examination of the captured machines. In this fashion the true nature of the Natter, its technology and its mode of operational deployment were effectively suppressed. 1 vol, 534 pgs 2020 UK
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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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1-213930 Green, Michael ALLIED TANKS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Images of War A full inventory of the tanks developed and deployed by the Allied armies during WWII against Nazi Germany and her Axis partners. 250 color & black and white images.

There were four categories of tank: Light, Medium, Heavy and Super Heavy. Combat experience proved Light tanks (such as the Stuart and T-26) to be ineffective. Medium tanks (the US M4 series, named Sherman by the British, and Russian T-34) soon dominated with their fire power, protection and mobility.

The later stages of the War required the Allies to answer the Axis Panther and Tiger tanks with up-gunned and up-armored second generation M4s, T-34-85s and the Sherman Firefly. Totally new heavy tanks such as the M-26, Pershing, Soviet KV-1 series and the British Centurion only saw action in the final months. Also includes a few super heavy tanks such as the French Char 2C and the TOG. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-214500 Green, Michael ALLIED ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES: Of the Second World War - Images of War Series Compiles a full inventory of the armored fighting vehicles developed and deployed by the Allied armies during WWII against Nazi Germany and her Axis partners. 250 color & black and white illustrations. Companion volume to the authors Allied Tanks of the Second World War.

Tank destroyers included the US Army's M18 Hellcat and M36 Jackson, the British Archer and Achilles and the Soviet SU-85, SU-100, and SU-122.

Self-propelled artillery vehicles provide indirect fire support. Examples of these were the British Bishop and Sexton, the US M7 Army Priest and The Red Army's SU-152 Beast Slayer.

For reconnaissance the Allies fielded armored cars and scout cars such as the Daimler Dingo, the US M8 Greyhound and T17 Staghound, and the Russian BA-10, -20 and -64.

AFVs such as the British full tracked Universal Carrier and US M3 halftracks were fitted with a range of weapon systems, such as mortars or machine guns. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-217400 Green, Michael AXIS ARMOURED FIGHTING VEHICLES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Images of War series During WWII, the Axis deployed a vast array of armored fighting vehicles to support their tanks and infantry. These included tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, flame-thrower vehicles, and self-propelled artillery pieces. Includes 250 color and black and white images.

Armored tank destroyers, such as the Marder series, the Nashorn, Jagdpanther, Jagdtiger, and the turretless German StuG III series (based on the Panzer III medium tank), helped the Nazis overcome their shortage of tanks. Copying the StuG III series, the Italians created the turretless Semovente da 75/18 assault gun and the Hungarians the turretless Zrinyi.

In the role of self-propelled artillery the German fielded the Hummel, the Wespe, and the Grille while the Brummbar and the Sturmtiger performed in the dedicated assault gun role.
For armored reconnaissance German industry came up with a series of capable armored cars; examples were the eight-wheel Puma and the full-tracked Luchs reconnaissance tank.

The Italians developed the impressive four-wheel Autoblinda armored cars. Specialized antiaircraft tanks such the Mobelwagen, Wirbelwind, and the Ostwind gave some protection against the ever more powerful Allied air forces. 1 vol, 144 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-218040 Green, Michael US MARINE CORPS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Images of War Series Presents a graphic overview of the Corps' legendary campaign in text and contemporary images. Describes the full range of Marine Corps weaponry and explains their organization, tactics, and fighting doctrine from Guadalcanal through Okinawa. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220630 Green, Michael UNITED STATES AIRBORNE DIVISIONS 1942-2018: Images of War series In 1942, the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions were formed and three more followed. 17th and 92nd (All American Division) and 101st (Screaming Eagles) fought in Sicily, D-Day, Market Garden, and the Rhine Crossing (VARSITY). The 11th served in the Far East. The 13th did not see combat. 250 black and white illustrations

Only the 82nd survived the postwar cull. The Screaming Eagles were reactivated in 1956 and both divisions served in Vietnam with the 101st becoming a helicopter delivered 'airmobile' division in 1968 before being re-designated an 'air assault' division in 1974.

As this superbly illustrated book describes, both 82nd and 101st earned their reputations as 'crack' divisions at the forefront of US operations and military interventions, be it Grenada (Urgent Fury), Panama (Just Cause), the Gulf Wars and most recently Afghanistan (Enduring Freedom). 1 vol, 216 pgs 2019 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-PWAR090 Greene, Jack PAPER WARS: Issue 90 - MacArthur: The Road to Bataan MacArthur: The Road to Bataan covers the battle of Luzon Island during the winter of 1941-1942. Basically this game deals with a large island that must defend itself without any hope of significant outside help, against an enemy that can strike from virtually any direction. The Japanese can assault the island at many different points, causing the Allies (Filipinos and Americans) to be very wary of being drawn too far from the island's prize, Manila Bay, the main harbor at Manila, and the fortress of Corregidor, that controls the entrance. This game originally appeared in Wargamer # 44 and is designed by Jack Greene.

Product Information:
* Complexity: 1-10 (high): 5
* Solitaire Suitability: 1-10 (high): 6
* Time Scale: 3 Days per Game Turn
* Map Scale: 11 km per hex
* Unit Scale: Division and some Regiments
* Players: 2
* Playtime: 12 hours 1 vol, 64 pgs 2018 US, COMPASS GAMES
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1-WGAME44 Greene, Jack WARGAMER #44 MacArthur: The Road to Bataan GAME: MacArthur: The Road to Bataan 1941-1942. Counters unpunched

Magazine Features:
* A Tale of Two Plans - Historical background
* We Have the Ships - Strategy in 3W's Port Stanley
* Pax Britannica (VG) - Game review
* Dreams of Iron - Strategy for End of the Iron Dream
* Mightier Than the Sword - Book reviews
* and more 1 vol, 60 pgs 1985 US, 3W
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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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1-972030 Greentree, David 030 GEBIRGSJAGER vs SOVIET SAILOR: Arctic Circle 1942-44 In 1941-44, Germany's Gebirgsjager -- elite mountain troops -- clashed repeatedly with land-based units of the Soviet Navy during the mighty struggle on World War II's Eastern Front. Formed into naval infantry and naval rifle brigades, some 350,000 of Stalin's sailors would serve the Motherland on land, playing a key role in the defense of Moscow, Leningrad, and Sevastopol.

The Gebirgsjager, many among them veterans of victories in Norway and then Crete, would find their specialist skills to be at a premium in the harsh terrain and bitter weather encountered at the northern end of the front line. Operating many hundreds of miles north of Moscow, the two sides endured savage conditions as they fought one another inside the Arctic Circle. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2018 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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1-223900 Grunlach, Georg At The Gates of Lenigrad The photographs in this book were taken by Feldwebel Georg Gundlach on behalf of the 291 Command. Infanterie-Division, to document the war operations in Russia, illustrate the fighting of the German Division, and in particular the infantry of Infanterie-Regiment 506, during operation Barbarossa through the Baltic States during the winter 1941-1942 and in the swamp and forests of Volchov, in the Leningrad sector.

The photos, often taken in action, depict both the men and the means of the German units employed in these operations, and the extremely harsh living conditions of the civilian population and the Russian soldiers of General Vlassov's 2nd Assault Army inside the Volchov sack, among the unhealthy swamps and inhospitable forests, the scene of bitter fighting. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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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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1-2171211 Guardfia, Mike AMERICAN ARMOR IN THE PACIFIC This latest in the Casemate Illustrated series explores American armor during the Pacific Campaign of WWII, from 1942-45. During this period there were over 20 tank battles and operations where tanks provided heavy support to infantry units. These operations include the battle of Tarawa and the Bougainville Campaign. Relying heavily on first-person accounts, the strategies and tactics of the opposing forces are discussed. Includes 100+ b/w illustrations and photos. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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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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1-222010 Guardia, Mike AMERICAN GUERRILLA: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckman -- The Man Who Escaped from Bataan, Raised a Filipino Army against the Japanese, and became the True 'Father' of Army Special Forces When American forces surrendered on Bataan, Army Captain Russell Volckmann refused and disappeared into the jungles of north Luzon where he raised a Filipino army of over 22,000 men. For the next three years, he led a guerrilla war against the Japanese, killing over 50,000 enemy soldiers. At the same time he established radio contact with MacArthur's HQ in Australia and directed Allied forces to key enemy positions. When General Yamashita finally surrendered, he made his initial overtures not to MacArthur, but to Volckmann.

This book establishes how Volckmann's leadership was critical to the outcome of the war in the Philippines. His ability to synthesize the realities and potential of guerrilla warfare led to a campaign that rendered Yamashita's forces incapable of repelling the Allied invasion. Had it not been for Volckmann, the Americans would have gone in 'blind' during their counter-invasion, reducing their efforts to a trial-and-error campaign that would undoubtedly have cost more lives, materiel, and potentially stalled the pace of the entire Pacific War.

Second, this book establishes Volckmann as the progenitor of modern counterinsurgency doctrine and the true 'Father' of Army Special Forces -- a title that history has erroneously awarded to Colonel Aaron Bank of the ETO. In 1950, Volckmann wrote two Army field manuals: Operations Against Guerrilla Forces and Organization and Conduct of Guerrilla Warfare, though today few realize he was their author. Together, they became the Army's first handbooks outlining the precepts for both special warfare and counter-guerrilla operations.

Taking his argument directly to the Army Chief of Staff, Volckmann outlined the concept for Army Special Forces. At a time when U.S. military doctrine was conventional in outlook, he marketed the ideas of guerrilla warfare as a critical force multiplier for any future conflict, ultimately securing the establishment of the Army's first special operations unit -- the 10th Special Forces Group. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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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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1-70490 Habeck, Mary STORM OF STEEL- The Development of Armor Doctrine in Germany and the Soviet Union, 1919-1939 In this fascinating account of the battle tanks that saw combat in the European Theater of World War II, Mary R. Habeck traces the strategies developed between the wars for the use of armored vehicles in battle. Only in Germany and the Soviet Union were truly original armor doctrines (generally known as 'blitzkreig' and 'deep battle') fully implemented. Storm of Steel relates how the German and Soviet armies formulated and chose to put into practice doctrines that were innovative for the time, yet in many respects identical to one another.

As part of her extensive archival research in Russia, Germany, and Britain, Habeck had access to a large number of formerly secret and top-secret documents from several post-Soviet archives. This research informs her comparative approach as she looks at the roles of technology, shared influences, and assumptions about war in the formation of doctrine. She also explores relations between the Germans and the Soviets to determine whether collaboration influenced the convergence of their armor doctrines.
1 vol, 336 pgs 2014 ITHICA, CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS
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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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2-195971 Hamilton, Stephan THE ODER FRONT 1945: Volume 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).

Germany's final battle began when Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici took command of Heeresgruppe Weichsel (Army Group Vistula) on 20 March 1945, just before 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.

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, 394 pgs 2017 UK, HELION and COMPANY
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2-195972 Hamilton, Stephan THE ODER FRONT 1945: Volume 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.' 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. 1 vol, 584 pgs 2017 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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1-220391 Harmsen, Peter STORM CLOUDS OVER THE PACIFIC: War in the Far East 1931-1941 War in the Far East is a trilogy of books comprising a general history of the war against Japan, expanding the narrative beginning long before Pearl Harbor and encompassing a much wider group of personalities.

Storm Clouds Over the Pacific begins the story long before Pearl Harbor, showing how the war can only be understood if ancient hatreds and long-standing geopolitics between Japan and China grew in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to explode into conflict in 1937.

The battles of Shanghai and Nanjing were followed by the battle of Taierzhuang in 1938, China's only major victory. A war of attrition continued up to 1941, the year when Japan made the momentous decision for all-out war; the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor catapulted the United States into the war, and the Japanese also overran British and Dutch territories throughout the western Pacific. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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1-220392 Harmsen, Peter Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943 In early 1942, the Japanese Army and Navy were advancing on all fronts, humiliating their US, British and Dutch foes throughout the Asia Pacific. In a matter of just months, the soldiers and sailors of the Rising Sun conquered an area even bigger than Hitler's empire at its largest extent. They seemed invincible. Hawaiians and Australians were fearing a future under Hirohito. For half of mankind, fate was hanging in the balance.

Fast forward to the end of 1943, and the tables had been turned entirely. A reinvigorated American-led military machine had kicked into gear, and the Japanese were fighting a defensive battle along a frontline that crossed thousands of miles of land and ocean. Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943 by acclaimed author Peter Harmsen details the astonishing transformation that took place in that period, setting the Allies on a path to final victory against Japan.

The middle installment in the trilogy, Japan Runs Wild, 1942-1943 picks up the story where its predecessor volume Storm Clouds over the Pacific, 1931-1941 left off. The common theme of the series is a comprehensive view of World War Two in the Asia Pacific, giving due emphasis to the central Japanese-American struggle, but also encompassing the other nations that were engulfed in the vast showdown: British, Australians, Soviets, Filipinos, Indians and Koreans. Above all, the central importance of China is highlighted in a way that no previous general history of the war against Japan has achieved 1 vol, 216 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-222110 Harrel, John S SOVIET CAVALRY OPERATIONS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR: Genesis of the Operational Manoeuvre Group While the development of tanks had largely led to the replacement of cavalry in most armies by 1939, the Soviets retained a strong mounted arm. In the terrain and conditions of the Eastern Front they were able to play an important role denied them elsewhere. Includes 50 black and white illustrations.

Shows the Soviets developed a doctrine of deep penetration, using cavalry formations to strike into the Axis rear, disrupting logistics and lines of communication, encircling and isolating units. Interestingly he shows that this doctrine did not stem from the native cavalry tradition of the steppe but from the example of the American Civil War. The American approach was copied by the Russians in WWI and the Russian Civil War, refined by the Soviets in the early stages of WWII and perfected during the last two years of the war. The Soviet experience demonstrated that deep operations (cavalry raids) against enemy rear echelons set the conditions for victory.

Although the last horse-mounted units disappeared in the 1950s, their influence led directly to the formation of the Operational Maneuver Groups that, ironically, faced US forces in the Cold War. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-214470 Harrison Richard THE BUDAPEST OPERATION: An Operational-Strategic Study 29 October 1944-13 February 1945 Examines the Red Army's operations on the approaches to Budapest and the city's ultimate capture following a long siege. Includes two b/w maps and 14 tables.

The first part of the study deals with the Red Army's arrival in central Hungary, following the successful conduct of the Iasi-Kishinev operation in late August 1944 and the subsequent development of the offensive through Romania, Bulgaria, and eastern Yugoslavia. By mid-October the Soviets were poised to continue the offensive into Hungary and its capital of Budapest, the capture of which would clear the path for a subsequent advance into Austria and southern Germany. Also examined are the Germans' repeated attempts to break the siege by launching several counter-offensives to the west and south of the city. However, these were all beaten back in heavy fighting and the enemy garrison was forced to capitulate on 13 February. This study also devotes considerable attention to the combat arms (artillery, tanks and mechanized forces, aviation, and engineering troops) during the operation.

The second part is an internal General Staff Academy document dealing with the activities of the Third Ukrainian Front during the Budapest operation. Throughout the greater part of the operation, the Third Ukrainian Front played a decidedly secondary role, charged with protecting the flank of the Soviet advance through Yugoslavia and Hungary, with the Second Ukrainian Front slated to receive the accolades for taking Budapest. However, the bitter enemy resistance along the approaches to Budapest gradually forced the Soviet high command to increasingly shift its efforts to the right bank of the Danube River, first to help in isolating the Budapest garrison inside the city, and then to fend off repeated German counter-offensives to relieve the city. It was the Third Ukrainian Front's successful repulse of these efforts that enabled the Soviets to finally bring about the garrison's capitulation and the end of the operation. 1 vol, 360 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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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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2-212350 Harrison, Richard THE BATTLE OF KURSK: The Red Army's Defensive Operations and Counter-Offensive, July-August 1943 Offers a peculiarly Soviet view of the battle. 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, but not published until 2006 and then 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, 320 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-215040 Harrison, Richard The IASI-KISHINEV OPERATION: The Red Army's Summer Offensive Into the Balkans This details the Soviet preparation and conduct of the Red Army's massive offensive into Romania in the summer of 1944. The seventh of 10 strategic operations conducted by the Soviet armed forces that year, the operation successfully carried out the task of destroying German forces in northern Romania, taking Germany's Romanian satellite out of the war, and starting Stalin's consolidation of a Balkan empire.

The study, unlike many others in this series, is based only in part on materials published by the Soviet General Staff's historical section. Nonetheless, this and other material was written and published for the purpose of generalizing the experience of the war's experience for training commanders and staffs in the preparation and conduct of multi-front offensive operations. The study is divided into two parts.

The first deals with the operation as a whole. This includes the preparations by the Second and Third Ukrainian fronts for launching the operation. This includes an overall strategic appreciation of the situation as it obtained by the summer of 1944 and the Stavka's instructions for carrying out an operation along the southern strategic direction.

This is followed by a minute examination of the two fronts' plans for organizing and exploiting a breakthrough of the enemy front, as well as the individual army commanders' plans for their own sectors. The study concentrates on such standard operational indices as the length of the attack front, the density of forces along the breakthrough front, the echeloning of forces for the attack, and cooperation among the combat arms.

Whereas the first part offers an operational-strategic overview of the operation, the second is firmly focused at the tactical-operational level. This study is actually a doctoral dissertation dealing with the Third Ukrainian Front's 37th Army, which played the leading role in the front's offensive across the Dnestr River, from where it subsequently linked up with the Second Ukrainian Front's forces to encircle the German Sixth Army.

Many of the operational indices highlighted in the first part are repeated here in even greater detail. The successful conclusion of the Iasi-Kishinev operation destroyed the German position in the Balkans and laid the groundwork for the Red Army's subsequent advance into Hungary and Central Europe. As one of the army's more successful offensive operations, it is worthy of study by history buffs and professional officers alike. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-217150 Harrison, Richard THE BATTLE OF THE DNEPR: The Red Army's Forcing of the East Wall, September-December 1943 Details the general offensive that followed the fighting in the area of the Kursk salient in July-August 1943. The Germans, who were now on the strategic defensive in the East, sought to fall back and consolidate their front along the line of the Dnepr River. The Red Army's success in overturning these expectations along this particularly important sector is the subject of this study.

This is a composite work based upon three studies carried out by the Red Army General Staff's military-historical directorate, which was charged with collecting and analyzing the war's experience. The first is a lengthy internal document, dating from 1946, which was eventually published in Russia in 2007, 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. Two short articles from another publication round out the collection.

The book is divided into two parts. The first deals with the efforts by General N.F. Vatutin's Voronezh (later renamed First Ukrainian) Front to exploit the Soviet victory during the battle of Kursk and to carry the war to the Dnepr River and beyond. This involved pursuing the retreating Germans and attempting to seize crossings over the Dnepr in the Kiev area before the Germans could get across and consolidate their position.

Although they were able to seize several small footholds, the Soviets were unable at first to expand them to bridgeheads of operational significance. By shifting their efforts to the bridgehead north of Kiev, the Soviets were eventually able to break out and capture Kiev, although a German counterattack from the Zhitomir area threw them back somewhat. Nevertheless, by the end of the year the Red Army in this area was ready to resume the offensive to retake the Ukrainian right bank.

The second part comprises two articles covering the combat operations of General I.S. Konev's Steppe (later renamed Second Ukrainian) Front through Poltava and Kremenchug and its crossing of the Dnepr to seize bridgeheads south of Kiev. This is a more narrowly-focused tactical and operational study, dealing with the efforts of the front's 37th and 52nd armies to expand their positions on the Ukrainian right bank into operational bridgeheads capable of supporting a larger offensive to the west in 1944. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-218200 Harrison, Richard THE BATTLE OF MOSCOW 1941-42: The Red Army's Defensive Operations and Counter Offensive along the Moscow Strategic Direction New translation into English offers a detailed examination of the climax of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa. Includes 12 maps.

This work originally appeared in 1943, under the title 'Razgrom Nemetskikh Voisk pod Moskvoi' (The Rout of the German Forces around Moscow). The work was produced by the Red Army General Staff's military-historical section, which was charged with collecting and analyzing the war's experience and disseminating it to the army's higher echelons. This was a collective effort, featuring many different contributors, with Marshal Boris Mikhailovich Shaposhnikov, former chief of the Red Army General Staff and then head of the General Staff Academy, serving as general editor.

The book is divided into three parts, each dealing with a specific phase of the battle. The first traces the Western Front's defensive operations along the Moscow direction during Army Group Center's final push toward the capital in November-December, 1941. The study pays particular attention to the Red Army's resistance to the Germans' attempts to outflank Moscow from the north. Equally important were the defensive operations to the south of Moscow, where the Germans sought to push forward their other encircling flank.

The second part deals with the first phase of the Red Army's counteroffensive, which was aimed at pushing back the German pincers and removing the immediate threat to Moscow. Here the Soviets were able to throw the Germans back and flatten both salients, particularly in the south, where they were able to make deep inroads into the enemy front to the west and northwest.

The final section examines the further development of the counteroffensive until the end of January 1942. This section highlights the Soviet advance all along the front and their determined but unsuccessful attempts to cut off the Germans' Rzhev-Vyaz'ma salient. It is from this point that the front essentially stabilized, after which events shifted to the south. 1 vol, 476 pgs 2018 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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2-210640 Harrison, Richard editor 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 2018 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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1-222940 Havel, Denis SOLDIERS TO THE LAST DAY: The Rhineland-Westphalian 6th Infantry Division, 1935-1945 Recounts the history of the German 6th Infantry Division from its formation in 1935 to its destruction at Babruysk in July 1944 and then its resurrection and continued fighting until the end of the war. Among the first divisions established by the Wehrmacht, the 6th Infantry Division had one of the longest and bloodiest records of continuous combat of any division-Allied or Axis. Presents the German view of the war from inside divisional headquarters and down to the individual Landser as the division marches across France in 1940, advances to the Volga during Operation Barbarossa, fights the brutal battles of Rzhev, Kursk, Babruysk; and makes last desperate attempts to defend the homeland in 1945. Includes 44 black and white illustrations. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2020 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-LNL002 Heath, David Heroes of Normandy (1st Printing) Heroes of Normandy The award-winning, squad-level Lock 'n Load Tactical Series jumps into Western Europe in 1944 with Heroes of Normandy. From the initial D-Day drops, on June 6th, to the fighting in the Norman bocage, and on to Operation Market Garden, this combination of Band of Heroes and its expansion, Swift & Bold, arrives at the battle heavy, with 30 scenarios, over 650 die-cut counters, and the latest v4.1 rules. Command audacious American and British paratroopers and glider troops in daring missions against stalwart defeasive positions and fiendish counterattacks by the German Wehrmacht, SS and Fallschirmj 1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 US, LOCK 'n LOAD PUBLISHING
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1-LNL003 Heath, David Heroes of Normandy (1st Printing) What are the X-Maps you ask? X-Maps simply put are larger maps able to be used with the Lock 'n Load Tactical game series. X-Maps are the same as the standard maps in every way except they are comprised of larger hexes, which contain nearly twice the area of the standard hexes. X-Maps are 11' x 17' in contrast to the 8.25' x 12.75' dimensions of the standard maps. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2015 US, LOCK 'n LOAD PUBLISHING
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1-LNL004 Heath, David Lock 'n Load Tactical - Solo (1st Printing) Lock 'n Load Tactical Solo is the next evolution in our Lock 'n Load Tactical series. LnLTS is a solo system that allows players to be able to play the scenarios that come with the games as well as ones created with our Battle Generators. We went beyond that and provided one solitaire system that would work across the entire Lock 'n Load Tactical series past, present and future games.

The Lock 'n Load Tactical Solo system allows players to fight against an Artificial Enemy Opponent (AEO) that operates using a series of cards drawn from a deck, which makes decisions for the AEO game units. You can play an entire scenario without making a decision for the AEO. LnLTS will allow you to play any complete Lock 'n Load Tactical game including any expansions, in either World War 2 or Modern eras. One Solo System for all your Lock 'n Load Tactical gaming needs!

Requirements: To use the product you must have a Lock 'n Load Tactical Core game with any expansion 1 vol, 1 pgs 2016 US, LOCK 'n LOAD PUBLISHING
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1-LOF011 Heath, David Heroes of Normandy (1st Printing) Line of Fire #11 contains 60 stuffed pages of content. Prepare to overwhelm your senses with tactics articles for Space Infantry and Heroes of the Gap; in-depth battle reports on scenarios from White Star Rising, Island War Deluxe and 'Hot War' from the World at War: SADF Chapter. The Lock 'n Load National Capabilities Chart gets updated with units from Heroes of the Gap. An interview with Peter Bogdasarian provides insights into Tank on Tank East Front. There's a gamer's impression of Warparty, previews of White Star Rising: Operation Cobra and Heroes of the Pacific, riveting reviews of Worthington Games' Boots on the Ground and Warlord Games' Hail Caesar, plus The Cardboard Curmudgeon strikes again, and more. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2011 US, LOCK 'n LOAD PUBLISHING
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1-215660 Heidkamper, Otto VITEBSK: The Fight and Destruction of Third Panzer Army The city of Vitebsk in Belarus was of strategic importance during the fighting on the Eastern Front, as it controlled the route to Minsk. A salient in the German lines, Vitebsk had been declared a Festerplatz-a fortress town-meaning that it must be held at all costs. A task handed to 3rd Panzer Army in 1943.

Otto Heidkamper was chief of staff of Georg-Hans Reinhardt's 3rd Panzer Army, Army Group Center, which was stationed around Vitebsk and Smolensk from early 1942 until June 1944. His detailed account of the defense of Vitebsk through the winter of 1943 into 1944, right up to the Soviet summer offensive, is a valuable first-hand account of how the operations around Vitebsk played out. Twenty maps accompany the narrative.

During this time, 3rd Panzer Army undertook numerous military operations to defend the area against the Soviets. They also engaged in anti-partisan operations in the area, deporting civilians accused of supporting partisans and destroying property.

Finally, in June 1944, the Soviets amassed four armies to take Vitebsk, which was then held by 38,000 men of 53rd Corps. Within three days, Vitebsk was encircled, with 53rd Corps trapped inside. Attempts to break the encirclement failed, and resistance in the pocket broke down over the next few days. On June 27, the final destruction of German resistance in Vitebsk was completed, with 20,000 Germans were dead and another 10,000 had been captured. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2017 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-220621 Heinz Rehfeldt, Hans MORTAR GUNNER ON THE EASTERN FRONT: The Memoir of Dr. Hans Rehfeldt -- Volume 1: From the Moscow Winter Offensive to Operation Zitadelle The diary of a soldier who frequently came close to death but somehow survived. He was awarded numerous honors including the Wound Badge and the Infantry Assault Badge. Includes 100 b/w illustrations.

Following his Abitur (A-levels) in 1940, Rehfeldt volunteered for the Panzer Arm but was trained on the heavy mortar and heavy MG with Grossdeutschland Division. He was on the Front from 1941 fighting for the city of Tula, south of Moscow. Battling in freezing conditions, at its lowest -52 degrees C, the descriptions of the privations are vivid and terrifying. With no winter clothes they resorted to using those taken from Soviet corpses.

In 1942, fighting near Oriel, however, his battalion suffered heavy losses and was disbanded. Ill with frostbitten legs, Rehfeldt was treated in hospital and once recovered was dispatched back to the Front. Following various battles (Werch, Bolchov), his battalion again suffered heavy losses and was merged. In agony from severe frostbite to his legs, Rehfeldt defied the odds and astonished his surgeon when he walked again. He was promoted from Gunner to Trained Private Soldier in 1942, and to Corporal for bravery in the field in 1943.

On 3 May 1945, he was captured by US Forces and held as POW for one month in a camp at Waschow before internment in Holstein from where he was released in July 1945 after agreeing to work on the land. In December 1945, he began studying veterinary medicine: his future career. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2019 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-220622 Heinz Rehfeldt, Hans MORTAR GUNNER ON THE EASTERN FRONT: The Memoir of Dr. Hans Rehfeldt -- Volume 2: Russia, Hungary, Lithuania, and the Battle for East Prussia Returning to his old unit in May 1944, he experienced the heavy defensive battles in Romania as a platoon commander and from August 1944 in East Prussia and Lithuania. After being transferred by ship from Memel to Konigsberg in late 1944, he took part in the battles for Ostprussen in the winter of 1944/1945.

Constantly exposed to the attacks of Russian bombers and fighter planes and severely wounded by shrapnel on the leg, he managed, with the help of a Russian volunteer and a horse-drawn vehicle, to travel from Balga to Rosenberg, from there by ship transport via Pillau to Swinoujscie, and then by train to Schwerin.

Fleeing the impending Russian imprisonment to the west, he falls into American captivity on 3 May 1945 and is released in July 1945. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2019 UK, GREENHILL 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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1-220080 Hillier-Graves, Tim HEAVEN HIGH, OCEAN DEEP: Naval Fighter Wing at War Describes the exceptional group of young men, from Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Holland and South Africa, who joined the Fleet Air Arm as pilots in WWII. With their American-built Hellcats they were in the thick of the action from April 1944 to August 1945, providing a hard, professional core to this fighting fleet that few would equal. Follows the young pilots lives from selection, through training to operations. The 5th Wing went to sea in 1944 and were in continuous action, in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, from then until the last days of the war. They participated in strikes on Sumatra with the aim of destroying its highly important oil refineries, then they joined in the battles for Leyte and Okinawa, before moving with the British Fleet to begin the invasion Japan itself. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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.


1 vol, 208 pgs 2010 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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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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1-214940 Holmes, Tony STAR-SPANGLED SPITFIRES: Images Of War series Chronicles the combat operations of the USAAF units equipped with the iconic Supermarine fighter whilst employed in both the European and Mediterranean theaters of war, from the summer of 1942 right up to the end of the conflict.

Only a handful of British combat aircraft wore the stars and bars of the USAAF during WWII, with the Beaufighter, Mosquito, and Spitfire being the key types. The Spitfire was, by some margin, the most widely used of the three, and the Yanks that flew it in combat rated the fighter very highly. Employed primarily by the six squadrons of the 31st and 52nd Fighter Groups, initially from airfields in the UK and then in North Africa and Italy, the Spitfire was used both as a fighter and fighter-bomber until it was replaced by the P-51 Mustang from the spring of 1944.

The final star-spangled Spitfires in the front-line were the Eighth Air Forces high-flying and unarmed PR XI photo-reconnaissance aircraft, flown by to the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group alongside F-5 Lightnings from November 1943. Ranging as far into Germany as Berlin, the PR Blue Spitfires provided critical target imagery both pre- and post-strike for the Eighth heavy bombardment groups through to April 1945. 1 vol, 112 pgs 2017 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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1-216381 Hughes, Matthew FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF A PANZERGRENADIER 1941-1945 During World War II, the Germans fielded 29 panzergrenadier divisions in which the infantry units were fully motorized to operate alongside tanks and assault guns on the battlefield. This book offers an in-depth analysis of the tactics and equipment used by Germany's motorized infantry between 1941 and 1945. Included are 95 photos and artworks.

The analysis includes the specialist training given to Germany's panzergrenadiers and how that translated into success on the battlefield, especially on the Eastern Front, where after 1943 the Germans fought a skillful and daring war of maneuver against overwhelming odds. The book also includes full descriptions of the weapons and other equipment used, from rifles to pistols to machine guns, and from flamethrowers to tanks to artillery. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-216382 Hughes, Matthew FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF A JAPANESE INFANTRYMAN 1941-1945 During World War II, the Japanese armed forces first captured, then defended, large swathes of the Pacific island groups and the Asian mainland. This book offers analysis of the tactics and equipment used by Japan's infantry between 1941 and 1945. The book examines the infantrymen's training and how it translated into success (or failure) on the battlefield. Illustrated with more than 90 photographs and artworks. The book also includes full descriptions of the weapons and other equipment used by the Japanese forces throughout the war, including rifles, pistols, machine guns, tanks, and artillery. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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1-GMT0816 Hull, Ben Combat Commander: Europe Fields of Fire is a solitaire game of commanding a rifle company between World War II and Present Day. The game is different from many tactical games in that it is dice less and card based. There are two decks used to play. The Terrain Deck is based on a specific region and is used to build a map for the various missions your company must perform. The Action deck serves many purposes in controlling combat, command and control, various activity attempts. The units of the company are counters representing headquarters elements, squads, weapons teams, forward observers, individual vehicles or helicopters. A single playing is a mission and several missions from an historical campaign are strung together for the player to manage experience and replacements. A mission can be played in about 1 - 2 hours.

This game is based on three actual campaigns experienced by units of the 9th US Infantry in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. 'Keep Up the Fire' is the motto of the 9th Infantry, known as the 'Manchus' for their service in the Boxer Rebellion.

The Fields of Fire 2nd Edition includes

An updated and reorganized rulebook

A Detailed Example of Play Booklet

One New Campaign

Corrected Counters

All other components as in the game's first edition

COMPONENTS


Action Deck of 55 Cards (plus Hint cards)

3 Terrain Decks of 55 Cards, total of 165 Terrain Cards

Updated Rule Booklet

Two Mission Briefing Booklets

Company Log Pad (8.5x11 - expendable)

Command Display

Helicopter Control Card

880 Counters
1 vol, 1 pgs 20068US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-214250 Hunt, Vincent BLOOD IN THE FOREST: The End of the Second World War in the Courland Pocket Blood in the Forest tells the brutal story of the forgotten battles of the final months of WWII. While the eyes of the world were on Hitler's bunker, more than half a million men fought six cataclysmic battles along a front line of fields and forests in Western Latvia known as the Courland Pocket. Hunt gathered eyewitness accounts, including Vaira Vike-Freiberga (later President of Latvia), to piece together this account. Includes eyewitness accounts, detailed maps and expert contributions alongside rare newspaper archive, photographs from private collections and extracts from diaries. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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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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1-214790 Isaev, Aleksei DUBNO 1941: The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War In June 1941 - during the first week of the Nazi invasion in the Soviet Union - the quiet cornfields and towns of Western Ukraine were awakened by the clanking of steel and thunder of explosions; this was the greatest tank battle of the Second World War. About 3,000 tanks from the Red Army Kiev Special Military District clashed with about 800 German tanks of Heeresgruppe South. Why did the numerically superior Soviets fail? Hundreds of heavy KV-1 and KV-2 tanks, the five-turret giant T-35 and famous T-34 failed to stop the Germans.

Based on recently available archival sources, Isaev asserts the armored units, not the tanks, won or lost the battles. The Germans during the Blitzkrieg era had superior T&OEs for their tank forces. The German Panzer Division notonly used tanks, but defeated its opponents by using artillery, heavy artillery, motorized infantry, and engineers.

The Red Army's armored unit - the Mechanized Corps - had a lot of teething troubles, as it lacked accompanying infantry and artillery. In 1941, the Soviet Armored Forces had to learn the difficult science - and mostly 'art' - of combined warfare. Isaev traces the role of these factors in a huge battle around the small Ukrainian town of Dubno. Popular myths about impregnable KV and T-34 tanks are laid to rest. In reality, the Germans in 1941 had the necessary tools to defeat them.

The author also defines the real achievements on the Soviet side: the Blitzkrieg in the Ukraine had been slowed down. For the Soviet Union, the military situation in June 1941 was much worse than it was for France and Britain during the Western Campaign in 1940. The Red Army wasn't ready to fight as a whole and the border district's armies lacked infantry units, as they were just arriving from the internal regions of the USSR. In this case, the Red Army tanks became the 'Iron Shield' of the Soviet Union; they even operated as fire brigades. In many cases, the German infantry - not tanks - became the main enemy of Soviet armored units in the Dubno battle. 1 vol, 226 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-216870 Isaev, Alexei THE END OF THE GALLOP: The Battle for Kharkov -- February-March 1943 Based heavily on Soviet records, this book presents a lively account of a pivotal battle on the Eastern Front, heavily illustrated with rare photographs. Includes 16 pages of b/w photos, three maps, and five tables.

Red Army units were exhausted and had incurred heavy losses in the German counterattacks during February-March. During the course of the battle for Kharkov Soviet forces encountered a new, powerful enemy in the shape of the Panzer divisions of the SS. These were elite mechanized formations equipped with the latest technology, which were soon to become leading participants in decisive battles.

The battles outside Kharkov between February-March 1943 were dramatic maneuvering battles and the success of both sides hung in the balance on a daily basis. Operations such as these are always much more interesting than the tedious, meat grinding positioning for a 'house in the forest,' that is abundant in the histories of both world wars. Maneuvering, the deployment of corps and divisions around an area to attack an enemy where they are most vulnerable, played a much more important role than the arithmetic of the numbers of tanks and guns. The steady equalization of both Soviet and German sides added spice to this menu of a classic maneuvering battle. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-220270 Isaev, Alexy DUBNO 1941: The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War Hardcover Version.

In June 1941 - during the first week of the Nazi invasion in the Soviet Union - the quiet cornfields and towns of Western Ukraine were awakened by the clanking of steel and thunder of explosions; this was the greatest tank battle of the Second World War. About 3,000 tanks from the Red Army Kiev Special Military District clashed with about 800 German tanks of Heeresgruppe South. Why did the numerically superior Soviets fail? Hundreds of heavy KV-1 and KV-2 tanks, the five-turret giant T-35 and famous T-34 failed to stop the Germans. Includes 134 b/w photos, seven b/w maps, eight color maps, and nine color photos.

Describes the battle from a new point of view: that in fact it's not the tanks, but armored units, which win or lose battles. The Germans during the Blitzkrieg era had superior TO&Es for their tank forces. The German Panzer Division could defeat their opponents not by using just tanks, but by using artillery, which included heavy artillery, motorized infantry, and engineers.

The Red Army's armored unit - the Mechanized Corps - had a lot of teething troubles, as all of them lacked accompanying infantry and artillery. In 1941 the Soviet Armored Forces had to learn the difficult science - and mostly art - of combined warfare. Traces the role of these factors in a huge battle around the small Ukrainian town of Dubno. Popular myths about impregnable KV and T-34 tanks are laid to rest. In reality, the Germans in 1941 had the necessary tools to combat them.

Also defines the real achievements on the Soviet side: the Blitzkrieg in the Ukraine had been slowed down. For the Soviet Union, the military situation in June 1941 was much worse than it was for France and Britain during the Western Campaign in 1940. The Red Army wasn't ready to fight as a whole and the border district's armies lacked infantry units, as they were just arriving from the internal regions of the USSR. In this case, the Red Army tanks became the 'Iron Shield' of the Soviet Union; they even operated as fire brigades. In many cases, the German infantry - not tanks - became the main enemy of Soviet armored units in the Dubno battle. Poorly organized, but fierce, tank-based counterattacks slowed down the German infantry - and while the Soviet tanks lost the battle, they won the war. 1 vol, 226 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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2-220270 Isaev, Alexy DUBNO 1941: The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War Softcover Version.

In June 1941 - during the first week of the Nazi invasion in the Soviet Union - the quiet cornfields and towns of Western Ukraine were awakened by the clanking of steel and thunder of explosions; this was the greatest tank battle of the Second World War. About 3,000 tanks from the Red Army Kiev Special Military District clashed with about 800 German tanks of Heeresgruppe South. Why did the numerically superior Soviets fail? Hundreds of heavy KV-1 and KV-2 tanks, the five-turret giant T-35 and famous T-34 failed to stop the Germans. Includes 134 b/w photos, seven b/w maps, eight color maps, and nine color photos.

Describes the battle from a new point of view: that in fact it's not the tanks, but armored units, which win or lose battles. The Germans during the Blitzkrieg era had superior TO&Es for their tank forces. The German Panzer Division could defeat their opponents not by using just tanks, but by using artillery, which included heavy artillery, motorized infantry, and engineers.

The Red Army's armored unit - the Mechanized Corps - had a lot of teething troubles, as all of them lacked accompanying infantry and artillery. In 1941 the Soviet Armored Forces had to learn the difficult science - and mostly art - of combined warfare. Traces the role of these factors in a huge battle around the small Ukrainian town of Dubno. Popular myths about impregnable KV and T-34 tanks are laid to rest. In reality, the Germans in 1941 had the necessary tools to combat them.

Also defines the real achievements on the Soviet side: the Blitzkrieg in the Ukraine had been slowed down. For the Soviet Union, the military situation in June 1941 was much worse than it was for France and Britain during the Western Campaign in 1940. The Red Army wasn't ready to fight as a whole and the border district's armies lacked infantry units, as they were just arriving from the internal regions of the USSR. In this case, the Red Army tanks became the 'Iron Shield' of the Soviet Union; they even operated as fire brigades. In many cases, the German infantry - not tanks - became the main enemy of Soviet armored units in the Dubno battle. Poorly organized, but fierce, tank-based counterattacks slowed down the German infantry - and while the Soviet tanks lost the battle, they won the war. 1 vol, 252 pgs 2019 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-223530 Izzaed, Brian Mastermind of Dunkirk and D-Day The Vision of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay This is the first major biography of Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay in fifty years. Ramsay masterminded the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940. Initially, it was thought that 40,000 troops at most could be rescued. But Ramsay's planning and determination led to some 330,000 being brought back to fight another day, although the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy paid a high price in ships and men. Ramsay continued to play a crucial role in the conduct of the Second World War - the invasion of Sicily in 1943 was successful in large part due to his vision, and he had a key role in the planning and execution of the D-Day invasion - coordinating and commanding the 7,000 ships that delivered the invasion force onto the beaches of Normandy.

All this from a man who had actually retired in 1938, after forty years in the Navy. He was persuaded out of retirement by Winston Churchill in 1939, however he was not reinstated on the Active List until April 1944, at which point he was promoted to Admiral and appointed Naval Commander-in-Chief for the D-Day naval expeditionary force. Dying in a mysterious air crash in 1945, Ramsay's legacy has been remembered by the Royal Navy but his key role in the Allied victory has been widely forgotten. After the war ended his achievements ranked alongside those of Sir Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke, Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery and General Dwight Eisenhower, yet he never received the public recognition he deserved.

Brian Izzard's new biography of Ramsay puts him and his work back center-stage, arguing that Ramsay was the mastermind without whom the outcome of both Dunkirk and D-Day - and perhaps the entire war - could have been very different. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-217910 Jabes, Davaide AIRCRAFT CARRIER IMPERO: The Axis Powers' V-1 Carrying Capital Ship From late 1941 Italy had been developing a secret project with her German allies to move the V1 wunderwaffen aboard aircraft carriers. Hitler required one million victims to get the British and American governments on their knees and force them to sign an honorable ceasefire. The personal archives of Ansaldo's naval architect Lino Campagnoli (1911-1975), bring back to life the plans for a modern aircraft carrier, the unprecedented transformation of the Impero battleship into a fleet carrier.

The new documentation reveals the draft terms of conversion of the last of the four Littorio class modern battleships which were in a state of advanced preparation (hull components and engines completed). In the period 1941-43 a series of plans was drawn for Impero's conversion to an aircraft carrier providing, inter alia, for the embarkation of Fi-103 (the German V1), to provide substance to Italo-German cooperation in strategic military sectors. The Kriegsmarine's underwater tests on the protection of RN Impero's incomplete hull in 1944 put an end to the dream of using her as strategic weapons carrier. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2018 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-215280 Jacobsen, Alf Miracle at the Litza - Hitler's First Defeat on the Eastern Front In the early summer of 1941 a select unit of German mountain soldiers under the command of General Eduard Dietl set out in the far north of Scandinavia to attack Russia. Operation Silberfuchs was a key part of the invasion of Russia. A diehard Nazi and one of Hitler's closest comrades, Dietl, and his similarly fanatical officer,s had every expectation of winning glory and fame by conquering the strategically important city of Murmansk.

But conditions at the northernmost section of the Eastern Front would ensure no easy victory. The trackless tundra and extremes of weather created not only major challenges for moving troops and equipment but also hellish deathtraps.

Despite this, German fire power and determination led to initial quick gains against the Russians who were perilously thinly stretched. Stalin had failed to mobilize and the British hesitated to come to the rescue of the Red Army, expecting imminent collapse. But while the situation for both sides steadily worsened, the Russians' resistance increased. Three bloody efforts to force the river Litza were repulsed and German losses mounted.

In an exciting and authoritative narrative based on previously unpublished material, Alf Reidar Jacobsen describes the bitter and bloody fighting that would lead to Hitler's first defeat on the Eastern Front. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2017 US, CASEMATE
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1-224150 Jacobsen, Hans Adolf translated by Geoffrey Brooks Dunkirk - German Operations in France 1940 Offers a detailed account in English of the battle for the coast of Frane and the evacuation of British and French forces from Dunkirk from the German perspective. Includes 14 diagrams and 16 maps.

While the Luftwaffe continued to attack pockets of Allied forces, the German ground forces were ordered to halt their advance on 22 May. These orders were changed four days later, but these crucial four days of inaction allowed the Allies time to retreat into Dunkirk and prepare a defensive perimeter.

The fighting during the last days of May was desperate, with the remnants of the French First Army surrounded at Lille, holding off seven German divisions until finally forced to surrender, and the Belgian Army forced to capitulate to the east of Dunkirk. Though the cost was devastatingly high, Dunkirk was held long enough for over 300,000 Allied troops to be evacuated back to England, with the remainder of the rearguard of French troops surrendering on 4 June.
1 vol, 264 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-215600 Janzyk, Stephan OPERAION FALL WEISS: German Paratroopers in the Poland Campaign 1939 While the fledgling German paratroop operations in Belgium and the Netherlands in 1940, and on Crete in 1941, attracted worldwide attention, what is not as well known is that the use of paratroopers was planned for the invasion of Poland in 1939, in an act that began WWII. This has given rise to the myth that Adolf Hitler wanted to keep this new, and hitherto little-known, branch of the armed services secret for future projects. Includes 193 illustrations.

However, on several occasions the men of Parachute Regiment 1 were sat ready in their JU-52 transport planes, fully equipped and ready to go. 'Operation Fall Weiss' describes the role of the German paratroopers in the Polish campaign, using war diaries, maps, contemporary documents, and photographs, including those from various private collections around the world. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2017 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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1-218170 Jennings, Christian THE THIRD REICH IS LISTENING: Inside German Codebreaking 1939-45 Comprehensive account of the successes, the failures, and the science of Germany's code-breaking and signals intelligence operations from 1935 to 1945. This fast-moving blend of modern history and popular science is told through colorful personal accounts of the Germans at the heart of the story, including a former astronomer who worked out the British order of battle in 1940; a U-Boat commander on the front line of the Battle of the Atlantic; and the woman from the foreign ministry decrypting Japanese and Italian signals.

It investigates how and why a regime as technologically advanced as the Third Reich both succeeded, and failed, in its battle to break their enemy's codes and to use the resultant intelligence effectively, and why they failed to recognize the fact that the Allies had cracked the enigma code. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-GMT0609 Jensen, Chad Combat Commander: Europe Combat Commander is a card-driven board game series covering tactical infantry combat in the European and North African Theaters of World War II. One player takes the role of the Axis (Germany in this first game; Italy & the Axis Minors in later installments) while another player commands the Allies (Russia & America here; Britain, France & the Allied Minors in future expansions).

A game of Combat Commander has no strict sequence of play. Each turn is divided into a variable number of Player Turns, each of which may consist of either: the active player expending one or more Fate cards from their hand for their Actions; or passing, which allows the discarding of one or more Fate cards. Players redraw up to their maximum hand size at the end of each of their own Player Turns. Additionally, Reactions may be played by either player at any time, so long as the prerequisite listed is met.

Game Components:
Counters - 876 full color counters
Maps - Six 17'x22' full-color backprinted mapsheets
Cards - 220 Cards
Full color Rule Book
Full color Scenario Book
one color Track display
4 Full-color Player Aid cards

Game Features
Complexity - 5 out of 10
Solitaire Suitability - 3 out of 10
Time Scale - several minutes per turn
Map Scale - 30 meters per hex
Unit Scale - Squads, Fire Teams, and Leaders
Nubmer of Players - 1 - 2
1 vol, 1 pgs 2006 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-GMT0710 Jensen, Chad Combat Commander:Battle Pack #1: Paratroopers (1st Edition) Combat Commander: Battle Pack #1 - Paratroopers is the first of what will be many themed collections of scenarios for use with the Combat Commander: Europe series of games. The theme of this first Battle Pack is focused on the exploits of American, German and even Russian Airborne forces. CC-Paratroopers features eleven new scenarios printed on cardstock, as well as four new maps. Future Battle Packs will be similarly structured and may also include new counters or new cards - with themes such as 'Stalingrad', 'Partisans' and 'Desert Rats' to name just a few.

The scenarios included in CC-Paratroopers are:

'Fields of Fire' and 'Fields of Blood' set at Lanzerath, Germany, 16 December 1944 - both the morning and the afternoon attacks (using a new map #25);
'Turnbull Turns 'em' at Neuville-au-Plain, France, 6 June 1944 (using a new map #26);
'Carentan Causeway' at Carentan, France, 10 June 1944 (using a new map #27);
'No Ingouf Around' at Carentan, France, 11 June 1944 (using a new map #28);
'Operation Repulse' at Bastogne, Belgium, 27 December 1944;
'Red Skies at Night' at Veliki Bukrin Bridgehead, Russia, 25 September 1943;
'Blizzard Baptism' at Flamierge, Belgium, 4 January 1945;
'Look Mom, No Tanks!' near Trois Ponts, Belgium, 24 December 1944;
'We Go!' at St. Mere Eglise, France, 6 June 1944;
'Encircled at Hill 30' at Caponnet, France, 8 June 1944.

CC-Paratroopers is not a complete game and requires ownership of Combat Commander: Europe to play 1 vol, 1 pgs 2007 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-GMT0811 Jensen, Chad Combat Commander: Pacific CC:Pacific is a stand alone game in the card-driven Combat Commander game series. While utilizing Combat Commander: Europe's basic rules, CC:Pacific includes numerous rule tweaks and additions in order to more accurately portray tactical warfare as experienced by the participants in and around the Pacific and Indian Oceans. This will slightly ramp up the complexity of the Combat Commander series while at the same time imparting a bit more depth and realism. Just a few of the additions include:
Components:

352x large counters (5/8')
280x small counters (1/2')
216x 2.5 x 3.5 cards
6x 2-sided 17 x 22 maps (twelve maps in total)
3x 2-sided 8.5 x 11 nation-specific player aid cards
2x 1-sided 8.5 x 11 generic player aid cards
1x 32-page Rulebook
1x 32-page Playbook
1x Track Display 1 vol, 1 pgs 2008 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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1-GMT0812 Jensen, Chad Combat Commander:Battle Pack ##2 - Stalingrad (1st Edition) Combat Commander: Battle Pack #2 - Stalingrad is the second themed collection of scenarios for use with the Combat Commander: Europe series of games. The theme of this second Battle Pack shifts to the East Front in late 1942 as German and Soviet forces clash in and around the vaunted city of Stalingrad. CC-Stalingrad features eleven new scenarios printed on cardstock -- one of which is a new style of multi-scenario Campaign Game -- as well as eight new maps and dozens of new counters. Numerous additional rules relevant to the dense urban fighting characteristic of the struggle for Stalingrad are also included:

Factories
Urban Snipers
Ongoing Melee
Rubble, Debris & Craters
Underground Sewer Movement
'Ampulomet' Molotov Launcher

Scenarios:

'Spartakovka Salient' set at Spartakovka, 23 August 1942.
'Sea Devils' set at the Grain Elevator, 18 September 1942.
'Dom 31', behind the Barrikady, 27 October 1942.
'Not One Step Back!' set at Dolgyi Gully, 1 October 1942.
'Fortresses of Blood and Iron' set near the Volga River, 1 October 1942.
'Into the Breach' set at the Barrikady's Great Assembly Hall, 17 October 1942.
'The Commissar's House' as fought on 13 November 1942.
'Shootout at Obliskaya' seeing the Rumanians fighting for Obliskaya Airfield, 1 December 1942.
'Lyudnikov's Island' near the Fuel Tank Area, 22 December 1942.
'Stalingrad of the North' set at Veliki Luki, 14 January 1943.
'Stand and Die' multi-scenario Campaign Game recreating the battle for Mamayev Kurgan, late September 1942.

CC-Stalingrad is not a complete game and requires ownership of both Combat Commander: Europe and Combat Commander: Mediterranean to play. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2008 US, GMT GAMES LLC
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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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1-218760 Jerzak, Jaroslaw and Maciej Karalus PANZERS IN THE DEFENCE OF FESTUNG POSEN 1945 Describes the bitter 1945 battle for Festung Poznan. That Polish city, occupied by the Nazis since 1939, was declared a fortress (Festung) on January 20, 1945, and for the whole month it saw heavy fighting between Wehrmacht and Waffen SS troops and the Red Army advancing directly towards Berlin. Among the garrison of the fortress a special part was played by a small heavy Panzer unit which possessed just one Tiger tank, two Panthers, one Panzer IV and a handful of Sturmgeschutze. Despite the difficulty and sparsity of sources, the authors were able to acquire an impressive wealth of information and memoirs, as well as rich iconography. Includes 63 b/w photos, 4 b/w ills, and 3 b/w maps. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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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 The U.S. Army entered World War II unprepared. In addition, lacking Germany's blitzkrieg approach of coordinated armor and air power, the army was organized to fight two wars: one on the ground and one in the air. Previous commentators have blamed Congressional funding and public apathy for the army's unprepared state. David E. Johnson believes instead that the principal causes were internal: army culture and bureaucracy, and their combined impact on the development of weapons and doctrine.

Johnson examines the U.S. Army's innovations for both armor and aviation between the world wars, arguing that the tank became a captive of the conservative infantry and cavalry branches, while the airplane's development was channeled by air power insurgents bent on creating an independent air force. He maintains that as a consequence, the tank's potential was hindered by the traditional arms, while air power advocates focused mainly on proving the decisiveness of strategic bombing, neglecting the mission of tactical support for ground troops. Minimal interaction between ground and air officers resulted in insufficient cooperation between armored forces and air forces.

Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers makes a major contribution to a new understanding of both the creation of the modern U.S. Army and the Army's performance in World War II. The book also provides important insights for future military innovation. 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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1-225180 Jurado, Carlos Ending the Siege of Leningrad - German and Spanish Artillery at the Battle of Krasny Bor The Battle of Krasny Bor in 1943 was part of the Soviet Red Army's efforts to lift the blockade of Leningrad, one of the longest and most destructive in history. 170 black and white illustrations

Previous works on the Battle of Krasny Bor have focused primarily on the infantry involved, especially when using veteran testimonies, and the use of artillery has been conspicuously absent.

This book aims to put the reader right in the heart of the battle, describing the action from an artilleryman's point of view, seeing it fundamentally as a duel between the Soviet and German-Spanish soldiers.
1 vol, 216 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & 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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1-214240 Kaltenegger, Roland EASTERN FRONT SNIPER: The Life of Matthaus Hetzenauer Biography of Mathaus Hetzenauer, one of World War II's most accomplished snipers. He was drafted into the Mountain Reserve Battalion 140 at the age of 18 but discharged five month's later. He received a new draft notice in January 1943 for a post in the Styrian Truppenubungsplatz Seetal Alps where he met and learned from some of the best German snipers.

Hetzenauer went on to fight in Romania, Eastern Hungary and in Slovakia. As recognition for his more than 300 confirmed kills, he was awarded on the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on April 17, 1945. After nearly five years of Soviet captivity Hetzenauer returned to Austria on January 10, 1950. He lived in the Tyrol's Brixen Valley until his death on 3 October of 2004. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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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-ST094 Kamps, Charles S&T #094:NORD KAPP Features:

Nordkapp: World War 3 in the Arctic Circle
Norway 1940
- The German Invasion of Scandinavia
Berg's Review of Games
- Hell's Highway (VG)
- Destroyer Captain (Quarterdeck)
- Rommel in the Desert (GamePreserve)
- Decision at Kasserine (Wgmr)
Moves Forward Observer
- Tactical Civil War Games Systems,
Terrible Swift Sword vs CP's Sharpsburg
Moves Interplay
- American Civil War Q&A
Moves Replays
- Iwo Jima 1 vol, 60 pgs 1983 US, SPI
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1-ST096 Kamps, Charles S&T #096:Singapore Features:

Singapore: The Fall of Malaya
To the Malay Barrier
- Planning the Pacific War
A Polishing of Bayonets
- Honing TSR's Exciting New 'A Gleam of Bayontes' Game
Berg's Review of Games
- Operation Konrad (P.Moore)
- Lawrence of Arabia (Wgmr)
- Gazala (PWG)
- Barbarian, Kingdom, and Empire (Icarus)
Moves Forward Observer
- Design Inspiration
Moves Replays
- Nordkapp
Moves Interplay
- Nordkapp Q&A
- Red Sun Rising Q&A 1 vol, 60 pgs 1984 US, SPI
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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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1-215920 Kaplan, Philip BUILDING FOR BATTLE: Hitler's D-Day Defences What awaited the Allied landing forces -- many of them suffering the effects of sea sickness when delivered into the surf on June 6, 1944 -- were key elements in the formidable defenses of Hitler's vaunted 'Atlantic Wall'.

The Wall was a 2500-mile chain of various types of fortifications stretching from the North Cape to the Bay of Biscay. That portion of the German defenses between Caen to the east and Cherbourg to the west was particularly menacing, due largely to the planning and implementations of Feldmarschall Erwin Rommel, appointed by Hitler to take charge of the Atlantic Wall defenses. Includes 75 color illustrations and 75 black and white illustrations.

This revisits many of the locations within the five-beach landing area of the invasion forces. It focuses on the various aspects of the German fortifications, the types of defensive systems employed against the American, British, and Canadian invaders, and the results experienced by both invaders and defenders in the Allied struggle to gain and hold possession of that pathway to Berlin. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2017 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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1-218563 Karig, Walter BATTLE REPORT: Volume 3 - Pacific War: Middle Phase This is the third volume of a series of five describing in great detail the naval operations during the war. Prepared from official sources, it is probably as good as you can get. The series was written during and shortly after the war, so is now quite old and copies are hard to find. 1 vol, 436 pgs 1947 US, FARRAR & RINEHART
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1-218564 Karig, Walter BATTLE REPORT: Volume 4 - Pacific War: The End Of An Empire This is the fourth volume of a series of five describing in great detail the naval operations during the war. Prepared from official sources, it is probably as good as you can get. The series was written during and shortly after the war, so is now quite old and copies are hard to find. 1 vol, 532 pgs 1948 US, FARRAR & RINEHART
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1-218565 Karig, Walter BATTLE REPORT: Volume 5 - Pacific War: Victory In The Pacific This is the fith volume of a series of five describing in great detail the naval operations during the war. Prepared from official sources, it is probably as good as you can get. The series was written during and shortly after the war, so is now quite old and copies are hard to find. 1 vol, 532 pgs 1949 US, RINEHART AND COMPANY
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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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1-221510 Kirchubel, Robert ATLAS OF THE BLITZKRIEG: 1939-41 Oversized at 12x10 inches, it features 107 detailed newly created maps (not war department reprints), showing the fighting and physical challenges faced by the German attackers and Allied defenders. Covers Poland, Finland, Norway, France, and Balkans. Map scales vary from 1 inch = 5 miles to 1 inch = 100 miles. Includes U-Boat and other various naval operations plus Battle of Britain. Maps of ground operations mostly show divisions, some regiments. 1 vol, 218 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-222681 Kite, Ben THROUGH ADVERSITY: The British and the Commonwealth War in the Air 1939-45. Volume 1 Provides a comprehensive account of Britain and the Commonwealth's war in the air during WWII. It combines detailed studies into the tactics, techniques and technology, together with the personal accounts of the aircrew themselves as they executed some of the most hazardous operations of the war. Well illustrated with over 150 photographs and diagrams, many never published before, as well as over 15 maps and diagrams. 1 vol, 508 pgs 2020 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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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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1-221490 Konstram, Angus HUNT THE BISMARCK: The Pursuit of Germany's Most Famous Battleship Tells the story of Operation Rheinubung, the Atlantic sortie of the Nazi Germany's largest battleship in May 1941.

Bismarck entered service in the summer of 1940. She was well-armed, with eight 15-inch guns as well as a powerful array of lighter weapons, while her armored protection earned her the reputation of being unsinkable. This claim was finally put to the test in May 1941, when she sortied into the Atlantic and fought the legendary battle of the Denmark Strait, destroying HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy. Bismarck was now loose in the North Atlantic. However, damage sustained in the battle limited her ability to roam at will, while the Royal Navy deployed the Home Fleet to revenge the Hood. The stage was set for the greatest chase story in the history of naval warfare. Draws on a wealth of first-hand accounts. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2019 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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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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1-216400 Kotelnikov, Vladimir LEND-LEASE AND SOVIET AVIATION: In the Second World War Covers the delivery of aviation equipment from UK and USA to USSR. Includes nearly 700 color and b/w photographs, 100 color aircraft profiles, maps, and charts.

The book details the routes of the aircraft deliveries to Russia, the modifications which were done in order to suit the demands of the Russian climate and specifics of their front-line use, as well as the process of the new aircraft being mastered by the units of the Red Army Air Force. The first foreign aircraft arrived in the Soviet Union with No. 151 Wing RAF in 1941, and their use expanded rapidly - they took part in the counteroffensive near Moscow, the battles for Stalingrad and the Kursk salient, and operations of the war up to the battle for Berlin and the capitulation of Japanese forces in the North China.

Also includes the results of the combat assessments of the aircraft, which were done at the Scientific Testing Institute of the Air Force, as well as reports from front-line regiments, and multiple combat episodes, detailing the views of the Soviet designers and pilots on the British and American aircraft. A separate chapter provides information about the aircraft which were not officially delivered but appeared in the Soviet Union accidentally. Assesses the influence of the deliveries of material and equipment upon the Soviet aviation industry and war effort. 1 vol, 576 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-219040 Krysov, Vasiliy PANZER DESTROYER: Memoirs of a Red Army Tank Commander The day after Vasiliy Krysov finished school, on 22 June 1941, Germany attacked the Soviet Union and provoked a war of unparalleled extent and cruelty. For the next three years, as a tank commander, Krysov fought against the German panzers in some of the most intense and destructive armored engagements in history-including those at Stalingrad, Kursk and Konigsberg.

This is the remarkable story of his war. As the commander of a heavy tank, a self-propelled gun, a tank destroyer, and a T-34 tank, he fought his way across Russia, the Ukraine and Poland against a skillful and determined enemy which had previously never known defeat. Krysov repeatedly faced tough SS panzer divisions, like the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Panzer Division in the Bruilov-Fastov area in 1943, and the SS Das Wiking Panzer Division in Poland in 1944. Krysov was at Kursk and participated in a counterattack at Ponyri. The ruthlessness of this long and bitter campaign is vividly depicted in his narrative, as is the enormous scale and complexity of the fighting.

Honestly, and with an extraordinary clarity of recall, he describes confrontations with German Tiger and Panther tanks and deadly anti-tank guns. He was wounded four times, his crewmen and his commanding officers were killed, but he was fated to survive and record his experience of combat. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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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1-221300 Kursietis, Andris THE HUNGARIAN ARMY AND ITS MILITARY LEADERSHIP IN WORLD WAR II: 3rd Revised Edition Biographies of Hungarian C-in-Cs and other generals, OOB information of various units, and capsule descriptions of various operations, all supported by extensive photos and maps. 1 vol, 88 pgs 1999 US, AXIS EUROPA BOOKS
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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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1-219190 Lamb, Ivan Mackenzie THE SECRET SOUTH: A Tale of Operation Tabarin, 1943-46 Launched in 1943, Operation Tabarin was a British expedition to secretly establish bases, keep a watchful eye on German and Japanese activities, and curb opportunistic Argentinian incursions in the Antarctic. Operation Tabarin also set in train a series of events that would lead, ultimately, to the Falklands War of 1982.

Ivan Mackenzie Lamb was the expedition's botanist but, until now, his narrative has never been published. His account provides a fascinating insight into this top secret military operation. He was a member of the naval party that established three manned bases, he remained in the field throughout the operation's two-year duration and took part in all three major sledging expeditions. After the war, he used his diary to complete a vivid story of his time in Antarctica. It is a key eyewitness account and has been illustrated with contemporary photos and expedition maps. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2018 UK, GREENHILL BOOKS
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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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1-968002 Lardas. Mark 002 RABAUL 1943-44: Reducing Japan's Great Island Fortress New Air Campaign Series.

In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies' path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely.

The struggle decided more than the fate of Rabaul. If successful, the Allies would demonstrate a new form of warfare, where air power, with a judicious use of naval and land forces, would eliminate the need to occupy a ground objective in order to control it. As it turned out, the Siege of Rabaul proved to be more just than a successful demonstration of air power -- it provided the roadmap for the rest of World War II in the Pacific. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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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-COM1089 Ledford, Mitchell and Gregory M. Smith OSTKRIEG: WW II Eastern Front Wargame A compact, strategic-level game covers the WWII Eastern Front using a unique and fast-paced, card-driven combat/build system first introduced in Pacific Tide. revolving around ground and air operations. While a two-player game, it also includes a solitaire version with different responses depending on the 'personality' selected (aggressive, defensive, etc.).

The card-based combat/build system is a different take on the 'normal' event/operations points driven systems. Separate card decks are provided for the Axis and Russian player. Each year, the players receive that year's cards for free.but must use build points to repurchase older cards. This will cause the player a few agonizing moments, as he typically cannot afford to re-buy every card he needs (or thinks he needs). Players must also decide which aspect of cards to use - many have multiple but exclusive uses (such as, 'Do A or do B') and these uses sometimes give very different results based on operational or strategic needs at the time.

Product Information:
* Complexity: 3 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10 (solitaire bot system)
* Time Scale: Single Year Turns with alternating, multiple cards plays per player
* Map Scale: Area map
* Unit Scale: army-level infantry, armor, air groups, and partisans
* Players: one to two, best with two
* Playing Time: two to four hours

Components: One map (17x22-inch map size); One Countersheet of 9/16-inch unit-counters; 53 Game Cards; Rules booklet; 2 Player Aid cards; and 16 Six-sided Dice. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2020 US, COMPASS GAMES
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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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1-224050 Lembo, Lois and Leon Reed A Combat Engineer with Patton's Army- The Fight Across Europe with the 80th Blue Ridge Division in World War II George Patton is renowned for his daring tank thrusts and rapid movement, but the many rivers and obstacles his Third Army encountered crossing Europe required engineers spearheading his advance. A Combat Engineer with Patton's Army is the untold story of Frank Lembo, one of Patton's men who helped move the American command in the battle of Argentan in the Normandy Campaign, in the high-speed pursuit of the German Wehrmacht eastward across France, and in the brutal battles waged during the Battle of the Bulge and during the final combats along the borders of the collapsing Reich. 75 images, 50 maps

Throughout his time in Europe Lembo maintained a running commentary of his experiences with Betty Craig, his fiance and future wife. This extensive correspondence provides a unique eyewitness view of the life and work of a combat engineer under wartime conditions. As a squad (and later platoon) leader, Frank and his comrades cleared mines, conducted reconnaissance behind enemy lines, built bridges, and performed other tasks necessary to support the movement of the 317th, 318th, and 319th Infantry Regiments of the Blue Ridge Division-Patton's workhorses, if not his glamour boys.

Frank wrote about the deadly river crossings at the Moselle, Seille, and Sauer, all under enemy fire, and of the frustrating pauses when supplies were diverted. He participated in the mid-December sprint to Luxembourg and the relief provided at Bastogne during the Bulge, the liberation of concentration camps once Third Army had charged into Germany, and of their occupation duty in Bavaria. Frank's letters go beyond his direct combat experiences to include the camaraderie among the GIs, living conditions, weather, and the hijinks that helped keep the constant threat of death at bay. His letters also worked to reassure Betty with hopeful dreams for their future together.

Including dozens of previously unpublished photographs, A Combat Engineer with Patton's Army: The Fight Across Europe with the 80th 'Blue Ridge' Division in World War II offers the rare perspective of what day-to-day warfare at the ground-level looked like in the European Theater through the eyes of one of the men spearheading the advance.
1 vol, 336 pgs 2020 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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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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1-219030 Lewis, Tom CARRIER ATTACK DARWIN 1942: The Complete Guide to Australia's Own Pearl Harbor Provides a timely and fresh analysis of the raid using specially-translated Japanese sources.

When the Pacific war began it was a case of 'when, not if' Darwin would be attacked. But nobody could have predicted the extraordinary scale and ferocity of the 19 February 1942 raid. A massive strike force, blooded at Pearl Harbor just weeks before, hit Darwin in the biggest Japanese air attack ever in the South Pacific. Since then, generations of Australians have been drawn to the stories and folklore of the Darwin action. But facts have blurred and mythology has thrived. Fully illustrated in color

What of the warning that never happened? What of the ghost ship actually sunk in the Atlantic a year earlier? Did a fighter pilot contrive a false combat record? Did the authorities cover up the raid? Why do Australians know so little about it? This is the book that tests these many Darwin myths and reveals new information: another ship sunk; the actual intent and nature of the attack; the precise extent of the Japanese losses.

The Darwin raid is usually portrayed as a wholesale disaster for the Allies, and a day full of military ineptitude. Carrier Attack shows the defenders were alert and fought with purpose. Arguably it was the Japanese that wasted much of their attacking strength, and in this way the Darwin defenders avoided a much larger catastrophe. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2013 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
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1-219100 Lewis, Tom THE EMPIRE STRIKES SOUTH: Japan's Air War Against Northern Australia 1942-45 Very few Australians today know of the fierce air battles fought across the Top End of Australia in World War II. For more than two years Japanese aircraft crossed the coast and bombed relentlessly. Savage dogfights were fought between the legendary Zero fighter and Allied Kittyhawks and Spitfires. Big twin-engine Betty bombers rained down blast and fire upon airfields and towns, even penetrating as far inland as Katherine, some 300km from the coast. Nearly 200 Japanese aircrew died in the onslaught. Fully illustrated in color.

This book lists all of their names and describes all of the combat missions - and reveals for the first time that the number of combat flights, aircraft shot down, and aircrew who died is far higher than previously thought. Scores of aircraft were downed in combat operations ranging from Exmouth to Townsville, with the majority of action taking place in the Northern Territory. This new extensive research shows the number of air raids was higher than the previously suggested figure of 64, with 78 raids on the Territory alone, while 209 enemy combat flights were carried out across Northern Australia. 187 Japanese airmen died when their aircraft were brought down. In many cases their bodies lie in remote sites across the vast bush and coastal waters of the north. Many of the wrecks have never been found.

The Empire Strikes South describes all of the aircraft used, and gives an insight into the world of fighter pilots and aircrew. With a full range of new colur graphics by renowned illustrator Michael Claringbould, this significant new research reveals a battle for Australia that has been previously unknown. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2017 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
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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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1-223890 Lombardi, Andrea Krimschild 1941-1942 The photographs in this book illustrate the battles of the 11th German Armee and Romanian units combined with it during Operation Barbarossa in Bressarabia and Ukraine and subsequent operations in Crimea.

The 11th Armee, under the command of Generalobster Eugen Ritter von Schobert, will take part in the invasion of Russia by operating within the Heeresgruppe Sud, with the task of conquering the Crimea and ensuring the safety of the right flank of the Heeresgruppe advance axis.

Hundreds of rare photographs, many of which taken at the height of action, show the first clashes in June 1941 of German and Romanian troops on the Prut river and in Bressarabia, then hard fighting for the Stalin Line, pursuit of the enemy on the Dnieper and its crossing, actions on the Sea of Azov and the breaktrough of the Perekop isthmus, conquest of the Kerch peninsula and Crimea and the beginning of the Sevastopol siege.

After defensive fights of winter 1941-1942, the last part of the book depicts the final assault of the 11th Armee, led at that time by Generalobster Erich von Manstein, to the fortress of Sevastopol and its formidable defences 1 vol, 228 pgs 2020 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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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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2-198890 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, 288 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-COM1048 Lupinacci, Art RUSSIA BESIEGED: Deluxe Edition Reworking of L2 Design Group game.

Two large maps cover the territory from Berlin to Archangel to Astrakhan down to Bucharest, all to accommodate 5/8-inch counters. Rich in design features, the game simulates unit breakdowns, surrounded cities, Blitzkrieg attacks, a double impulse movement and attack system, two impulse turns, multi-weather turns and much, much more.

As the German player, you experience many of the challenges experienced by the German commanders on the Eastern Front. Do you channel your forces to Leningrad? Push for Moscow? Or go for the oil rich regions of the Caucasus Mountains? All a tough call as each looks attainable, if you only had another couple of units more on the map.

Early victories quickly change to difficult advances to the point where you make that fateful decision to go on the strategic withdrawal to fend off defeat. Or not. Sudden Death Victory conditions can be met at any time during the struggle.

As the Russian player, the first year of the war is a nail-biter. German troops pour deep into Russia as you husband your forces to blunt the most dangerous attacks, giving up ground grudgingly as you pray for the early onset of Winter. Snow brings respite and fresh forces. But, the relief is short lived as the warm weather of 1942 brings new challenges. A rejuvenated German Army, a shadow of the initial invasion force, is still a force to be reckoned with! Unable to attack everywhere, the German will marshal his panzers and push where he feels success will bring decisive victory.

Russia Besieged is a multi-layered game experience that includes not only pushing counters on the map, players must also take into account their side's War Economy. The Russian player must deal with production of troops and oil to rebuild depleted forces while the German is on a constant struggle with replacement points to rebuild a proper mix of units to defeat the Red Horde.

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* Complexity: 6 out of 10
* Solitaire Suitability: 8 out of 10
* Time Scale: 1 Turn = 2 months, broken down into monthly impulses
* Map Scale: 1 hex = 32 miles or 52 km approx.
* Unit Scale: Army, Corps, Breakdown counters, Volkssturm, and Partisan.
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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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1-221690 Macro, Paul BRITAIN'S DESERT WAR IN EGYPY AND LIBYA: 1940-1942 While best remembered for the duel between Montgomery's Eighth Army and Rommel's Afrika Korps and the iconic battle of El Alamein, the desert war in Libya and Egypt between 1940 and 1942 was fought in an unforgiving yet strategically important landscape along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Covers British, German, and Italian forces, the commanders, and the weaponry. Also highlights the vital roles of the Royal Navy, disrupting enemy supplies, and the Royal Air Force, which eventually gained command of the air. Includes 32 black and white illustrations. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2019 US, PEN AND SWORD
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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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1-215080 Mansolas, Angelos MONTE CASSINO: January-May 1944 - The Legend of the Green Devils In early 1944, two Allied armies were ready to launch a massive assault against German forces in central Italy so they could then march northwards to Rome. There were three routes available to get there. The fastest one passed through the Liri valley, but the entrance was blocked by the rugged Monte Cassino massif, with its hilltop medieval monastery and the town below.

In front of them ran the Gustav Line: the most formidably constructed defensive line the Western Allies would ever come up against. The second possible route would be to outflank the Gustav Line to reach the valley, but they would then also have to capture the innumerable rough peaks and ridges along the massif, on a treacherous terrain that only favored the defenders.

The third and final option would be to breach the Gustav Line directly in front of the town, which would mean engaging in costly house-to-house fighting until they dug out the very last of the stubborn German paratroopers lurking beneath the rubble. They decided to try all three, but none of them were easy, and all proved deadly. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2017 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-218610 Margaritis, Peter LANDING IN HELL: The Pyrrhic Victory of the First Marine Division on Peleliu, 1944 On September 15, 1944, the US invaded a tiny island named Peleliu, located at the southern end of the Palau Islands. This island chain lay in the main line of the American advance eastward. The Pacific High Command saw the conquering of this chain as a necessary prelude to General Douglas MacArthur's long-awaited liberation of the Philippines.

Of all the Palaus, Peleliu, the second southernmost, was the most strategically valuable. It boasted a large flat airfield located on a relatively low plain at its southern end. If it was taken, it could be used as a major airbase from which the Americans could mount a massive bomber campaign against the Philippines if needed, and eventually against Japanese home islands. Except for the airfield, Peleliu was a typical humid tropical island, covered by dense jungle and swamps, with many coconut, mango, and palm tree groves.

The Pacific High Command was confident that victory would be theirs in just a few days, convinced that the Japanese defending the island were relatively weak and underprepared. They were drastically wrong. The Peleliu campaign took two and a half months of hard bitter fighting, and just a week after landing, having sustained terrific losses in fierce combat, Chesty Puller's 1st Marine Regiment was withdrawn. The entire division would be out of action for six months, with the three rifle regiments averaging over 50% casualties - the highest unit losses in Marine Corps history.

This book analyzes in detail the many things that went wrong to make these casualties so excessive, and in doing so, corrects several earlier accounts of the campaign. It includes a comprehensive account of the presidential summit that determined the operation, details of how new weapons were deployed, a new enemy strategy, and command failure in what became the most controversial amphibious operation in the Pacific during WWII. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2018 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-220190 Margaritis, Peter COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY: The German Perspective Offers a detailed, day-to-day journal approach, tracing the daily activities and machinations of the German High Command as they try to prepare for the Allied invasion. Covers the efforts of the German commanders -- Rommel, von Rundstedt, Marcks, von Salmuth, von Schweppenburg, and Pemsel among others, to strengthen the Atlantikwall as the Allied invasion becomes inevitable. Includes 16-page color plate section and 13 maps. 1 vol, 648 pgs 2019 US, CASEMATE
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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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1-219251 Mark, Jason PANZERKRIEG: Volume 1 - German Armoured Operations at Stalingrad In this first volume of a series dedicated to studying German armoured operations at Stalingrad, the combat histories of Panzer-Abteilungen 103, 129 and 160 will be examined in detail. These panzer battalions were drawn from panzer regiments on the quieter central sector of the Eastern Front. They were incorporated into motorized divisions for the 1942 summer campaign, and though most of their men thought they were headed to the Caucasus, all roads ultimately led to Stalingrad.

As manpower levels dropped in their parent formations, the panzer battalions assumed a greater role in holding lengthy flanks while the main body of 6. Armee laid siege to Stalingrad. After encirclement in November 1942, the panzers assembled for a break-out operation, and when that failed to eventuate, they supported their struggling infantry brethren with plucky counterattacks and steadfast defense until fuel, ammunition and morale were depleted.

Unprecedented access to Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt), a government agency that maintains records of former Wehrmacht personnel, has permitted the life and death of each battalion to be analyzed in incredible detail. The narrative is enhanced by hundreds of rare photos drawn from official archives, private collections and the albums of veterans themselves.

Includes 559 photos, 12 Aerial photos, 50 Maps, 12 Tables, and 3 appendices showing the daily panzer strengths of each battalion. 1 vol, 568 pgs 2018 AUSTRALIA, LEAPING HORSEMEN
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1-ST122 Markam, Robert S&T #122:Pegasus Bridge Pegasus Bridge: The Beginning of D-Day
'The Other Side of the Hill'
- Memoirs
The Other BEF
German Aerial Reconnaissance in WWII
Errata, Q&A
- Eckmuhl
- Nicaragua
- Horse Soldiers
- Indian Mutiny 1 vol, 64 pgs 1988 US, SPI
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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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1-204892 Marriott, Leo and Forty, Simon THE NORMANDY BATTLEFIELDS: Bocage and Breakout - From the Beaches to the Falaise Gap The US First Army fought its way south from Normandy as British and Canadian forces on the eastern edges of the bridgehead foght a war of attrition around Caen. The fighting intensified until, seven weeks after D-Day, Operation 'Cobra' broke the German line and Patton's Third Army, operational from 1 August, flooded through the gap exploiting the German confusion, encircling what was left of the German armies in the Falaise Pocket and advancing quickly through into Brittany.

The war in June-July 1944 created brutal losses of front-line troops as heavy as in World War I. The German defense was tenacious, particularly in face of Allied air supremacy. The Allies struggled to get into a position to allow their more mobile forces room for maneuver and and the fighting was ferocious. When victory came, it came at a cost: 209,672 casualties among the ground forces, including 36,976 killed and 19,221 missing. The Allied air forces lost 16,714 airmen. The corresponding German losses were even more significant: some 450,000 men, of whom 240,000 were killed or wounded. More important to the Germans were the losses of heavy equipment-tanks, assault guns, artillery, personnel carriers. As an example, 12th SS Panzer Division had lost 94% of its armor, nearly all of its artillery and 70% of its vehicles. With c20,000 men and 150 tanks before the campaign, after Falaise it had 300 men and 10 tanks.

Mixes text, maps and images, including specially commissioned including aerial photography. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 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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1-2137501 Marriott, Leo and Simon Forty OMAHA BEACH: Normandy 1944 The Past & Present Series reconstructs historical battles by using photography, juxtaposing modern views with those of the past. It shows how much infrastructure has remained and points to the passing nature of things such as outfits, uniforms, and ephemera. More than 100 color and black and white photos and maps (contemporary and modern) and illustrations provide extensive coverage of the area of invasion.

This volume covers D-Day and the US assault on Omaha Beach. There were 32 fortified areas located between the Vire River and Port-en-Bessin: in all, 12 of these strongpoints were able to direct fire on Omaha Beach. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 US, CASEMATE
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1-2137502 Marriott, Leo and Simon Forty 6TH AIRBORNE: Normandy 1944 The Past & Present Series reconstructs historical battles by using photography, juxtaposing modern views with those of the past. It shows how much infrastructure has remained and points to the passing nature of things such as outfits, uniforms, and ephemera. More than 100 color and black and white photos and maps (contemporary and modern) and illustrations provide extensive coverage of the area of invasion.

Operation Tonga began at 22:56 on the night of 5 June, when six Halifax heavy bombers took off from Tarrant Rushton towing six Horsas carrying a coup-de-main force consisting of D Coy, Ox and Bucks LI reinforced with two extra platoons from B Coy and a party of sappers, who were tasked with capturing the bridges over the Caen Canal and the River Orne. 6th Airborne Division-which included 1st Canadian Para Bn-had been allotted three specific tasks to achieve, apart from protecting the eastern flank of the Allied seaborne landings.

First, it was to capture intact the two bridges over the Caen Canal and the Orne River at Benouville and Ranville. Second, the division was to destroy the heavily fortified Merville coastal artillery battery located at Franceville Plage, to ensure that it could not shell the British forces landing on Sword Beach. A third task was to destroy several bridges spanning the River Dives-at Varaville, Robehomme, Bures, and Troarn. The division would then hold the territory that it had seized until it could be relieved by advancing Allied ground forces. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2017 US, CASEMATE
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1-223770 Marshall, James P-51B Mustang North American's Bastard Stepchild that Saved the Eighth Air Force During World War II, the United States Army Air Corps was led by a cadre of officers who believed implicitly that military aviation, particularly fast heavy bombers at high altitude, would be able to destroy strategic enemy targets during daylight with minimal losses. However, by 1942 the Flying Fortress was proving vulnerable to Luftwaffe fighters.

This title charts the United States Army Air Force's struggle to develop a Long-Range Escort which would enable them to achieve the Combined Bomber Objectives and gain mastery of the skies over the Third Reich. The commitment of the USAAF to the Mediterranean and European theatres saw an increasingly desperate need to find a fighter escort, which reached crisis point in 1943 as losses suffered in the Tidal Wave offensive and Schweinfurt-Regensburg-Munster raids emphasised the mounting strength of the Luftwaffe. The USAAF leaders increasingly accepted the probability of bomber losses, and the deployment of the P-51B Mustang solved the problem of Germany's layered defence strategy, as Luftwaffe fighters had been avoiding the P-47 Thunderbolt and P-38 Lightening escort fighters by concentrating their attacks beyond the range of the Thunderbolt and Lightning.

The P-51B duly emerged as the 'The Bastard Stepchild' that the USAAF Material Division did not want, becoming the key Long-Range Escort fighter, alongside the P-38 and P-47, that defeated the Luftwaffe prior to D-Day. As well as the P-51B's history, this title explores the technical improvements made to each of these fighters, as well as the operational leadership and technical development of the Luftwaffe they fought against.
1 vol, 352 pgs 2020 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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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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1-218330 Martinez, Eduardo ROMANIAN ARMORED FORCES IN WORLD WAR II Remembers the performance of the often forgotten Romanian Armored Forces during World War II using a variety of sources. Includes 123 archival photos and 12 color profiles. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2018 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-220180 Martinez, Eduardo SPANISH AIR FORCE DURING WORLD WAR II: Germany's Hidden Ally? Discusses the Spanish Air Force, its defense of Spanish skies, and the Blue Squadrons that fought against the Soviet Air Force in the Eastern Front in spite of the Spanish neutrality. Uses various main sources such as Juan Arraez Cerda, Jose Luis Gonzalez Serrano, Carlos Caballero, Francisco Martinez Canales, and Jorge Fernandez-Coppel. 1 vol, 184 pgs 2019 POLAND, KAGERO
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1-222600 Martinez, Eduardo Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War- Images of War series The actions of the German armored forces during the Second World War is well known. What has not yet been so well told are the actions of the armored forces from Germany's allies. While it is true that their performance was generally quite secondary in comparison to the Reich,the actions of the Hungarian armored forces should be highlighted.

Hungary not only managed to organize its armored forces, but developed its own military industry that was able to supply weapons and equipment to its troops. The Hungarian military was able to produce all kinds of weapons, vehicles and armored vehicles, although they were generally under-gunned and under-armored.

This book rescues Hungary's participation during the Second World War from oblivion through the use of superb photographs, which take the reader from the beginning of the USSR campaign and the conquest of Soviet lands, before ending with the bloody battles to avoid the Soviet and Romanian advance into Hungary (the Siege of Budapest) and the last clashes in Austrian and Slovenian territory before the army's unconditional surrender.

The author highlights the bravery and courage of these men, as well as the terrible fate of the Hungarian armored forces when the Soviet Army invaded Hungary.
1 vol, 112 pgs 2020 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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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1-220730 Matev, Kaloyan RED WIND OVER THE BALKANS: The Soviet Offensive South of the Danube, September-October 1944 Describes two Soviet offensive operations carried out during September and October 1944. The first was the operation for the occupation of Bulgaria - known as the 'Bulgarian Operation;' the second was the Belgrade offensive operation, which was carried out immediately after the Bulgarian Operation.

Although separate, the two operations were closely linked to each other: the first was conducted in an almost peaceful manner, which saved resources. This necessitated that the Soviet Command carried out the second operation promptly, which seriously endangered the encirclement of German Army Group position in the Southern Balkans. Pressed by the advancing Red Army, the German troops withdrew from the territories of Greece and Albania. They also relocated fresh forces from the Western Balkans to the Bulgarian-Yugoslav Border in order to build up a defense line. Includes 403 black and white photos, 197 tables, 16 pages color profiles illustrations, and 24 color maps.

The book describes in detail the heavy battles during the Belgrade offensive operation. Both combatants suffered from the same problems: heavy mountainous terrain; poor roads and infrastructure; and severe weather conditions. This is one of the few Soviet offensives which started without a large superiority of their forces over those of the enemy. The German soldiers were trained to fight in mountainous conditions, and the Soviets were not. The Soviet armament was more modern and heavier, but not designed to move on the narrow and steep mountain roads. Therefore, the success of this offensive operation was unclear for a long time.

The German Command was but a step away from turning Belgrade into a fortress, and slowing down the war in the region for months. The Soviet troops won, but only after very tough fighting. After Bulgaria joined the Allied forces, its military forces were subject to the command of the 3rd Ukrainian Front. The commander of the Front used this new ally to the max - thus conserving Soviet forces. There is also a short description of the activities of the Bulgarian troops, who undertook a secondary offensive from the Aegean Sea to the town of Nis in Southern Serbia.

Also describes the operations of both ground and air forces. Special attention is paid to the Soviet tank and mechanized units which participated in both operations, and the book benefits from a detailed set of daily statistics and accompanying analysis which has not been attempted before. As well as a detailed narrative, the author also provides information covering camouflage, markings and unit insignia.

The authoritative text is supported by more than 400 photographs (the majority of them previously unpublished); full-color profiles showing the aforementioned camouflage, markings and unit insignia; and also full-color battle maps. This book is a result of the author's years spent studying documents from the Russian Federation's Central Archives of the Ministry of Defense and the Bulgarian State Military Historical Archives. Such a detailed study on this topic has not appeared before - and the author's work is unlikely to be superseded. 1 vol, 694 pgs 2019 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-WGAME26 Mc Williams, Bob WARGAMER #26: Race to the Meuse GAME: Race to the Meuse Battle of the Bulge Counters unpunched

Magazine Features:
* Historical background to issue game
* Hit the Deck, Then Shuffle It! - An Introduction to UpFront (AH)
* Ambush (VG) - Game Review
* Series Replay - Decision at Kasserine (3W)
* and more 1 vol, 60 pgs 1983 US, 3W
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1-216391 McCormack, David THE BERLIN 1945 BATTLEFIELD GUIDE: Part 1 The Battle of the Oder-Neisse This highly detailed battlefield guide is the ideal companion for anyone considering exploring the terrain on which the epic battles along the Oderfront were fought between January and April 1945. Included are color and B&W photographs.

This describes these last tumultuous weeks of the war on the Eastern Front, which saw the Red Army advance on Berlin in the face of a dogged, yet skillful German defense. Meticulous historical research, including searing eyewitness accounts and the author's intimate knowledge of the ground, have produced a guide that is both comprehensive and accessible. Prepare for a fascinating journey across the Oderfront battlefield as it is today. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-215440 McGilvray, Evan NARVIK AND THE ALLIES: The Polish Brigade at Narvik 1940 This work is about the co-operation between the Allies in Norway between April and June 1940 by initially considering the military-politics of the period August 1939 until the German invasion of Norway in April 1940. Much of the work examines the role of the Independent Podhalian Rifle Brigade and its interaction and dependency on the Allies as the Polish troops found themselves under French command.

Other aspects of the Norwegian Campaign are also explored including inter-service co-operation amongst the Allies, how the Western Allies were still uncertain who their enemy really was and how successful Narvik actually was and what it meant for the UK during the summer of 1940. 30 b/w photos, maps. 1 vol, 174 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-216860 McGilvray, Evan ANDERS' ARMY: General Wladyslaw Anders and the Polish Second Corps 1941-46 Along with thousands of his compatriots, Wladyslaw Anders was imprisoned by the Soviets when they attacked Poland with their German allies in 1939. They endured terrible treatment until the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 suddenly put Stalin in the Allied camp, after which they were evacuated to Iran and formed into the Polish Second Corps under Anders' command.

Once equipped and trained, the corps was eventually committed to the Italian campaign, notably at Monte Cassino. The author assesses Anders' performance as a military commander, finding him merely adequate, but his political role was more significant and caused friction in the Allied camp. From the start he often opposed Sikorski, the Polish Prime Minister in exile and Commander in Chief of Polish armed forces in the West. Indeed, Anders was suspected of collusion in Sikorski's death in July 1943 and of later sending Polish death squads into Poland to eliminate opponents. Furthermore, Anders voiced his deep mistrust of Stalin and urged a war against the Soviets after the defeat of Hitler. 1 vol, 280 pgs 2018 UK, PEN & SWORD
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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,