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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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1-SWX67 STAR WARS X-WING: The Last Jedi - Resistance Bomber A strategic ordnance platform flown by brave Resistance pilots, the B/SF-17 heavy bomber arrives to X-Wing as a towering, large-base ordnance platform with room for one systems upgrade, one tech upgrade, and two bombs. In addition to its pre-painted miniature starship, the Resistance Bomber Expansion Pack provides a host of potential pilots and upgrades.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-SWX68 STAR WARS X-WING: The Last Jedi - TIE Silencer Engineered for speed and incredible handling, the TIE Silencer is devastating in the hands of those who can unlock its full potential. Fortunately for the First Order, the TIE Silencer Expansion Pack for X-Wing pairs its sleek and menacing, pre-painted miniature starfighter with a quartet of talented pilots, including the dark side Force user Kylo Ren. Additionally, you`ll find twelve upgrade cards, one condition card, a maneuver dial, and all the tokens you need to launch this lethal fighter into action!1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-SWX69 STAR WARS X-WING: Alpha-class Star Wing The first widely deployed Imperial starfighter to boast shields and a hyperdrive, the Alpha-class Star Wing had limited maneuverability, but was heavily armed for its size. The fighter remains impressively durable and destructive in X-Wing, where its two agility, four hull, and three shields are paired with the ability to unleash cascading torrents of missile and cannon fire. The Star Wing`s pre-painted miniature is accompanied by four ship cards, seven upgrades, one maneuver dial, reference cards for the reload action and jam tokens, and all the tokens you need to fly the ship to battle.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-SWX70 STAR WARS X-WING: M12-L Kimogila Fighter Produced by MandalMotors and flown by enforcers of the Hutt kajidics and other criminal cartels, the M12-L Kimogila fighter was dreaded by spacers across the Outer Rim for its ordnance capacity and the withering torrents of coordinated fire it could unleash. The M12-L Kimogila Expansion Pack brings this heavy fighter to life in X-Wing as a blunt instrument that trades maneuverability for raw destructive power. Its pre-painted miniature starfighter comes with four ship cards and ten upgrades, many of which reward you for catching your foes in the ship`s new bullseye firing arc.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-SWX72 STAR WARS X-WING: Phantom II Expansion Pack The Phantom II is a Sheathipede-class transport shuttle that the Spectres recovered from a Clone Wars-era military base and modified with weapons and a custom docking system. It makes its X-Wing debut in the Phantom II Expansion Pack as an attack-ready vessel that comes with four ship cards and six upgrades. These include new astromechs, crew upgrades, and Title upgrades that incorporate more of Star Wars Rebels in your space battles and add depth to the shuttle`s ability to perform the coordinate action.1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-SWX73 STAR WARS X-WING: Guns for Hire Expansion Pack Guns for Hire, the Scum and Villainy aces expansion for X-Wing, adds tremendous versatility to the faction`s Kihraxz fighters and StarVipers. Both are represented by miniatures with eye-catching alternative paint schemes, and you`ll find a handful of ambitious new pilots eager to fly them, as well as two new Titles and other upgrades with which you can get them combat-ready. Altogether, the expansion comes with two starfighter miniatures, eight ship cards, twelve upgrades, and four condition cards, plus all the maneuver dials, bases, and tokens you need to send your hired guns to battle!1 vol, 1 pgs 2017 US, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES
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1-BRIG340 Bunde, Peter 340: KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA: 3rd Brandenburg Uhlan Regiment 1809-1815 Uniform plate with 20+ color figures, flags or standards, facings, etc. Descriptions on reverse side.1 vol, 1 pgs 2018 GERMANY, PETER BUNDE
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1-935095 Various WARGAMES SOLDIERS & STRATEGY # 95 Special Feature: Rome Under Pressure in Late Antiquity

* The Late Roman Empire: History and Wargaming - Changing to Survive
* Northern Italy AD 271: A Mini Campaign - Aurelian and the Juthungi
* Don't Make the Vandals Angry - Escape from Rome
* A Barbarian Raid Beyond the Limes - Crossing the Bar
* Building a Late Roman Army - Against the Fall of Night
* Painting the Cover - The Battle of Adrianople

* Bitesize Action in the Holy Land - Taking the Cross
* A Hypothetical AWI Scenario - A Fickle Flanking Force
* New Goodies for Maximillian 1934 - If Driving Fast Cars You Like...Anything Goes
* A Fictional Platoon-Level Scenario in the Libyan Desert - Bir Achin
* Painting a Russian SU Assault Gun - Weathering the Rasputitsa
* A Steam-Powered Bean Engine - Building a Newcomen

* Dedicated Dabblers
* Tabletop Tactics - Horse and Musket-Era Cavalry
* The Irregular - Tracking the Troops
* Skirmishing in the Streets of an Ancient City - Let's Play Gangs of Rome
* Game Reviews - Outremer, Blood and Faith: Skirmish Level Crusading, Kobolds & Cobblestones, Wars of Insurgency, and 'Nam'
* Book Reviews
* Parting Shots1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-37013 Hopper, Michael assisted by Griner, Terry EAGLES OVER BAVARIA Contains 18 scenarios covering major land battles in Bavaria. Scenarios provide detailed orders of battle and maps for battalion/brigade level rules. The battles cover the main land battles in Bavaria in the early stages of the 1809 campaign.


* Altdorf
* Reinhausen
* Hausen-Teugn
* Dunzling
* Arnhofen
* Abensburg - center
* Abensburg - south
* Abensburg - north
* Landshut
* Achdorf
* Geisenhausen
* Laichling
* Eggmuhl (south)
* Eggmuhl (north)
* Abbach
* Regensburg
* Neumarkt
* Nittenau1 vol, 56 pgs 2017 CANADA, MICHAEL HOPPER
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1-37014 Hopper, Michael assisted by Griner, Terry DUEL OF THE PRINCES 1809 Contains 18 scenarios providing detailed orders of battle and maps for battalion/brigade level rules. The battles cover the main land battles fought between the forces of Prince Eugene of Italy and Prince Johann of Austria as their armies move from Italy to Hungary during the early stages of the 1809 campaign.

* Sacile (south)
* Sacile (north)
* Sacile (grand)
* Volano
* Soave
* Castelcerino
* Piave River (a.m.)
* Piave River (p.m.)
* San Daniele
* Tarvis (1st)
* Tarvis (2nd)
* St Michael
* Klagenfurt
* Karako
* Papa
* Gyirmot
* Raab
* Graz1 vol, 56 pgs 2017 CANADA, MICHAEL HOPPER
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1-216430 Lacy, Ben Z-MEN: Scenarios for Aussie SOA in WWII: Miniatures Scenarios Z-Men seeks to chronicle the combat experience of the SOA (Special Operations Australia) in the jungles and on the beaches of New Guinea, Timor Leste, Malaysia, and Indonesia during the struggle against the Japanese from 1942-45.

Although these 10 historical scenarios were play-tested with miniatures rules Final Combat and Micro Melee, they can be enjoyed with most WWII squad to company level rules.1 vol, 58 pgs 2018 US, ON MILITARY MATTERS
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1-216300 Jolly, Rick Jackspeak - A guide to British Naval slang & usage Jackspeak is a comprehensive reference guide to the humorous and colourful slang of the Senior Service, explaining in layman's termsthe otherwise cryptic everyday language of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Fleet Air Arm. Featuring more than 4,000 alphabetical entries, it was compiled by an ex-RM surgeon who spent 24 years in theservice. With useful cross-references and examples of common usagethroughout, along with excellent illustrations by Tugg, the cartoonistfrom service newspaper Navy News, it is the essential book forcurrent and ex-Navy personnel and their families, or anyone interested in the modern armed forces.

Conway is proud to present a revised and updated edition of this classic volume, which is already acknowledged as the standard reference for every Jack, Jenny and Royal joining the Andrew, or for any civvy who wants a real insight into the unique culture of the Navy.
1 vol, 544 pgs 2018 UK, CONWAY PUBLISHING
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1-962081 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 8.1 - John Hawkwood in Italy Theme: John Hawkwood in Italy
* An English Mercenary in Italy - The Career of John Hawkwood
* The Massacres at Faenza and Cesena - The Dark Side of a Hero
* The Merchant of Prato's Little Secret - Hidden Protections
* Why Did City-States Hire Mercenaries? - The Dilemma
* Hawkwood's Greatest Victory - The Battle of Castagnaro

* Many Questions with Few Answers - The Longbow
* If it Even Happened - The Battle of Hyddgen, 1401
* Why Sieges were Hard on Your Health - Besieging Bodies
* 11th Century Norman Mercenaries in the Mediterranean - Fame, Faith, and Fortune
* Swords for Hire, Hollywood Style - Condottieri on Film1 vol, 60 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-216420 Brown, Steve BY FIRE & BAYONET: Grey's West Indies Campaign of 1794 There have been few books about Grey's glorious (but ultimately ill-fated) West Indies campaign in the early years of the long and terrible wars of 1793-1815, yet five of the subalterns in Grey's expeditionary force went on to command divisions in Wellington's Peninsula army; another two commanded the Iron Duke's Royal Artillery; and one (Richard Fletcher) - famously - the Royal Engineers.

The tactics used by Sir Charles Grey were as far removed as can be imagined from the traditional image of the two-deep British line delivering massed volleys at pointblank range. The invasions of Martinique, St Lucia, and Guadeloupe were raids undertaken by Special Forces, who were instructed to operate in open order, in silence, and at bayonet-point; all attacks went in with unloaded muskets.

Most of the heavy-duty fighting was undertaken by converged flank battalions, grenadiers and light infantrymen - assembled under hand-picked field officers and used as stormtroopers in every major assault; here were French revolutionary war tactics that are largely unexplored and largely undocumented (at least in modern times).

Sir Charles Grey was one of the most aggressive British generals of the era - something his gentlemanly appearance and demeanor did not immediately indicate. His ability to deliver needle-sharp assaults and then harry a defeated enemy (the latter being something at which British generals of the Napoleonic era were distinctly mediocre) makes him one of the more interesting personalities of the early portion of the 'Great War with France.' If he was not ultimately unsuccessful, it was not his fault: he was robbed of the resources he needed at the outset; then given virtually no reinforcements by Horse Guards.

The great killer on this campaign was not the French... it was disease: principally, Yellow Fever. Of the 6,200 men who landed with Grey on Martinique in February 1794, some 4,100 were dead by Christmas. It took many years to learn the lessons presented by the campaign, but for the young officers who survived, it provided some invaluable lessons that were put to good use 15 or 20 years later in the British Army of a later era.1 vol, 248 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-213811 Cogswell, Neil LOBOSITZ TO LEUTHEN: Horace St Paul and the Seven Years War, 1756-1757 In 1751, at the age of 22 and then a law student, Horace St Paul had, as he described it, 'a difference' with an older man over the favor of a lady. This 'difference' resulted in the death of the older man in an impromptu duel to which there were no witnesses. The investigating coroner directed that St Paul should stand trial for willful murder. With no confidence in the outcome, St Paul fled to France where such affairs of were looked on in a different light. He declined to return home to England to stand trial and was outlawed. St Paul was a handsome young man who was possessed of considerable social graces and received a liberal allowance from his father.

From France, he moved to Brussels, where he was accepted at the Court of Prince Charles of Lorraine, Governor-General of the Austrian Netherlands and brother-in-law of Maria Theresa, the Empress Queen. In 1756 Frederic II of Prussia invaded Saxony thereby precipitating a general war in Europe.

Prince Charles of Lorraine confidently expected to be appointed to the chief command of the Austrian army, once it was fully mobilized. The Prince thought sufficiently well of St Paul to offer him a post at his side as aide-de-camp and sent him to join Marshal Browne, then commanding in Bohemia, as a volunteer to learn something of soldiering. St Paul joined Marshal Browne shortly before the Austrain army advanced to attempt to relieve the Saxons, then besieged at Pirna. Having no regimental duties St Paul kept a journal of the day to day operations of the Austrians, thereby learning his new trade. He was present at the first major action of the war at Lobositz. The following year, now in the suite of Prince Charles of Lorraine, St Paul was present at the great battle outside Prague and was subsequently besieged in that city. He was also in a position to gather eyewitness accounts of other actions - notably that at Kolin - as he accompanied the victorious Austrian forces on their advance from Bohemia into Silesia while the King of Prussia was away seeking to prevent the armies of France and the Empire from re-conquering Saxony. Once in Silesia the Austrian army besieged and stormed the great fortress of Schweidnitz and then crushed the remains of the Prussian army ouside Breslau and captured that Capital city. Nike, the capricious Goddess of Victory, had crowned the triumphant Austrians. Nemesis, the Goddess of Retribution, had other ideas. One month after his stunning victory over the French and Empire forces at Rossbach, King Frederic of Prussia hurled his outnumbered and weary troops against the Austrians at Leuthen just outside Breslau.

The Journal of St Paul is a day by day account. He is not shy to write 'Nothing happened', also when the action is hottest he can be understandably brief. As a man learning his trade, he often records details of almost arcane significance. As his original editor George Grey Butler noted: 'This is not history, but it is the stuff from which history is written.' Accompanying the text are a detailed Gazeteer and Lists of Persons and Regiments indicated in the text as well as 232 plates of maps and plans on which the reader can follow the operations described. This is a landmark work in the history of the Seven Years War. A continuation of this Journal, describing the Campaigns from 1758 to 1760, is in preparation.
1 vol, 712 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-213812 Cogswell, Neil OLMUTZ TO TORGAU: Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1758-60 Following the disastrous conclusion to the campaign of 1757, the Austrian Army regrouped in Bohemia. Meanwhile, the King of Prussia sought to complete his reconquest of Silesia before seizing the initiative and thrusting directly towards Vienna. In his path stood the town of Olmutz, which would prove to be a high-tide mark of the war.

Over the next three years, Austria and her allies inflicted a series of heavy defeats on the Prussians at Hochkirch, Kunersdorf, Dresden, Maxen, Landeshut, and Glatz. By the end of 1760 - with Berlin open to insult by Swedish, Austrian and especially Russian raiders - the King of Prussia was left with no other option than the desperate measure of attacking the Austrian Army in a renowned, strong defensive position on the heights of Suptitz (outside Torgau).

From the near-balletic formality of the battles and sieges of a prior age, the business of war changed during these campaigns. Many of the actions were designed with the objective of annihilation, and the critical moment of several battles came at night; the geometric precision of siege warfare gave way to the indiscriminate horrors of bombardment.

Throughout these campaigns, Horace St Paul - an English gentleman volunteer - continued to accompany Marshal Daun. He noted the day-to-day progress of the army and recorded the essential connective tissue which links the great events of these campaigns - often highlighting occasions where a general action was expected, but does not occur. In parallel, this volume includes accounts from the Prussian perspective - including that of Henri de Catt, to whom the King of Prussia confided his thoughts.

The text is accompanied by 242 plates of maps and statistical information, as well as a detailed gazetteer and lists of persons and regiments named.1 vol, 712 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-216310 Dawson, Paul WATERLOO: The Truth At Last - Why Napoleon Lost the Great Battle During October 2016 Paul Dawson visited French archives in Paris to continue his research surrounding the events of the Napoleonic Wars. Some of the material he examined had never been accessed by researchers or historians before, the files involved having been sealed in 1816. These seals remained unbroken until Paul was given permission to break them to read the contents.

Forget what you have read about the battle on the Mont St Jean on 18 June 1815; it did not happen that way. The start of the battle was delayed because of the state of the ground - not so. Marshal Ney destroyed the French cavalry in his reckless charges against the Allied infantry squares - wrong. The stubborn defense of Hougoumont, the key to Wellington's victory, where a plucky little garrison of British Guards held the farmhouse against the overwhelming force of Jerome Bonaparte's division and the rest of II Corps - not true. Did the Union Brigade really destroy d'Erlon's Corps, did the Scots Greys actually attack a massed French battery, did La Haie Sainte hold out until late in the afternoon?

All these and many more of the accepted stories concerning the battle are analyzed through accounts (some 200 in all) previously unpublished, mainly derived through French sources, with startling conclusions. Most significantly of all is the revelation of exactly how, and why, Napoleon was defeated.1 vol, 568 pgs 2018 UK, FRONTLONE BOOKS
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1-216410 Watt, Robert THE VICTORIO CAMPAIGN 1879: I Will Not Surrender the Hair of a Horse's Tail This volume covers the background to the Victorio Campaign of 1879-1881. In the early 1870s, a mixture of diplomacy and successful military campaigning by General George Crook led to the formation of several reservations for various Apache groups such as the Mescalero, Chiricahua, and Western Apaches. Almost before the ink was dry on these treaties, an effort was made to rationalize this arrangement by placing the Apaches upon one reservation (the concentration policy). Includes 67 photos, 6 diagrams, 11 maps, and 22 tables.

In September 1877, Victorio led a large portion of his people off San Carlos and tried to return to Ojo Caliente. Between 1877 and 1879, Victorio and his followers resisted their removal back to San Carlos - periodically fleeing and raiding mainly in Mexico to survive; they minimized hostile activity in the USA in order to keep alive their hopes of a return to Ojo Caliente.

By August 1879, Victorio gave up hope that a return to Ojo Caliente was possible and declared war on the USA, as well as continuing their conflict with the Mexicans. Between September and December 1879, Victorio and his warriors - no more than 150 strong (and often as little as 50) - inflicted a number of defeats upon the Ninth Cavalry, US citizen volunteers, and Mexican State troops. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-930310 STRATEGY & TACTICS # 310; American Civil War This ACW game gives players a chance to change the historical outcome. The Confederate player must maintain a viable economic and political core, while the Union player attempts to divide and conquer the southern states. Victory is checked every turn: Union progress can have political consequences or possibly end the game if either player fails to achieve expectations.

During each quarterly turns, players recruit additional forces, then conduct a pair of impulses. During each impulse, each player moves forces and fight battles. Movement rates are high, but enemy forces can react by retreating, blocking further movement, or counterattacking. Battles are decided by a combination of good leaders and relative strength. The Confederacy starts with a decided advantage in leadership. Union leaders appear only after fighting battles: the Union player may have to lose a few battles to get the leaders needed to win the war.

Components: One 22x34-inch map, 280 counters, and magazine.1 vol, 84 pgs 2018 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-46060 Griffith, Paddy BATTLE TACTICS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR The author argues that far from being the 'first' war of modern times that the ACW was the last Napoleonic-style war.1 vol, 240 pgs 2017 UK, THE CROWOOD PRESS
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1-216370 Laband, John THE BATTLE OF MAJUBA HILL: The Transvaal Campaign, 1880-1881 The ignominious rout of a British force at the battle of Majuba on 27 February 1881 and the death of its commander, Major General Sir George Pomeroy-Colley, was the culminating British disaster in the humiliating Transvaal campaign of 1880-1881 in South Africa. For the victorious Boers who were rebelling against the British annexation of their republic in 1877, Majuba became the symbol of Afrikaner resistance against British imperialism.

On the flip side, Majuba gave the late Victorian British army its first staggering experience of modern warfare and signaled the need for it to reassess its training and tactics. Includes 1 color photo, 1 color illustrations, 35 b/w photos, 14 b/w illustrations, and six maps.1 vol, 152 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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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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1-216381 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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1-216400 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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1-216391 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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1-216340 Rivas, Santiago BRAZILIANS AT WAR: Brazilian Aviation in the Second World War When WWII erupted, Latin America - despite being initially neutral - became part of it. Brazil, with its large provision of goods to the Allied Powers, was soon a victim of the Axis submarines - leading to the urgent development of an anti-submarine aviation arm.

As it was developed, it also sent a fighter squadron and an observation unit to the Mediterranean Front - taking part in the operations over Northern Italy and supporting the Brazilian ground forces, as well as other Allied units, until the end of the war. Includes 270 photos (35 in color), 6 maps, 10 tables, and 10 color profiles.

This book covers the story of both the operations along the Brazilian coasts and on Italy and contains a large volume of information that is not been published in English before, including many photographs and color profiles of the aircraft.1 vol, 96 pgs 2018 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-216320 Zapotoczny, Walter STRAF BATALLION: Hitler's Penal Battalions When war broke out in 1939, Hitler created 'Strafbattalion' (Penal Battalion) units to deal with incarcerated members of the Wehrmacht as well as 'subversives.' His order stated that any first-time convicted soldier could return to his unit after he had served a portion of his sentence in 'a special probation corps before the enemy.'

Beginning in April 1941, convicted soldiers-even those sentenced to death-who had shown exceptional bravery or meritorious service were allowed to rejoin their original units. However those in probation units were expected to undertake dangerous operations at the front. Refusal entailed enforcement of the original sentence. The soldiers who 'win back an honorable place in the national community' had done everything that was asked of them: risky advance teams, spying and shock troops, and laying mines under enemy fire. This book examines the penal units, their combat history, and order of battle. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2018 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-216350 Smith, Harry LONG TAN: The Start of a Life Long Battle On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist and heavy monsoon rain, amid the mud and shattered rubber trees, a dispersed Company of 108 men held its ground with courage and grim determination against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops.

When the battle subsided, 18 Australian soldiers lay dead and 24 had been wounded. Battlefield clearance revealed 245 enemy bodies with captured documents later confirming the count at over 500 enemy killed and 800 wounded. Highly Illustrated with b/w maps and images.

These men were led by a gruff and gusty perfectionist, Major Harry Smith. Now, some 50 years after the battle, Harry tells his story. Long Tan is more than just an account of a historic battle. Harry Smith takes his readers on an extraordinary journey - one that ultimately reveals a remarkable cover-up at the highest military and political echelons. Long Tan portrays his many personal battles, from failed marriages to commando-style killing; from a horrific parachute accident through to his modern-day struggles with bureaucracy for recognition for his soldiers.1 vol, 364 pgs 2018 AUSTRALIA, BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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1-216330 Vizcarra, Victor THUD PILOT: A Pilot's Account of Early F-105 Combat in Vietnam Thud Pilot is the personal account of a combat fighter pilot who flew the Air Force's premier fighter-bomber in the most dangerous skies over North Vietnam. In the first five years of the Vietnam War, the F-105 Thunderchief conducted 75% of the Air Force bombing missions over North Vietnam. Color and B&W photographs.

Tells the story of the courageous men who flew the F-105 from its earliest combat deployment in 1964, and on through 1966, the year of its heaviest losses. The author's more significant missions, including his ejection and rescue over North Vietnam are described in detail and are accompanied by map drawings depicting the mission routes from takeoff to refueling orbits, the target, and return.

The book is full of several 'firsts' in the expanding air war over North Vietnam, including 'Operation Spring High,' the first counter Surface-to-Air-Missile (SAM) strike in the history of aerial warfare. The personal perspective from years of combat experience reveals just how the political mismanagement and inane Rules of Engagement made them as much the hunted as they were the hunters. Thud Pilot goes beyond the battle air space and shares the emotional impact on the families left behind.1 vol, 160 pgs 2018 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-216360 Colbeck, Graham WITH 3 PARA TO THE FALKLANDS On Friday, April 9, 1982, a British task force set sail for the Falkland Islands. Three months later, after a short but brutal campaign, it had successfully completed its mission of ejecting the Argentinean occupying forces from the islands. Includes 32 pages of b/w plates.

With 3 Para to the Falklands is the full story of that dramatic struggle from the point of view of a sergeant in the Third Battalion, Parachute Regiment (3 Para). This elite battle group played a significant part in the campaign, marching from Port San Carlos to Port Stanley and fighting in one of its most crucial, yet often-neglected battles - the night assault on Mount Longdon.

Graham Colbeck was there every step of the way and his vivid account reveals the stark realities of fighting in this stubbornly contested conflict. His narrative brings to the fore the chilling nature of the combat, the challenge of the harsh conditions met on the Falklands, the training and techniques of an elite force, and the comradeship of troops in battle.1 vol, 192 pgs 2018 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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