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ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price
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1-962101 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 10.1 The Arthurian Legacy Theme: The Arthurian Legacy
* Warfare in Arthurian literature - The Fall of Camelot
* Defending Britain in the Sixth Century - The Historic Arthur

Features:
* Why did the Scots Really Win at Stirling Bridge - Literal Tides of War
* Danish Naval Organization in the Late Twelfth Century - Of Ships and Men
* The Limitations of Victory - Conquering Cortenova
* A Weapon of Commander and Commoner - Of Mace and Men
* Brothers Fighting in 15th-century Castile - The Second Battle of Olmedo
* Trial by Combat in the Middle Ages - Judicial Duels
* Atrocities After the Battle of Kleidon - Basil the Bulgar-slayer?1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARY
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1-223010 David A Welker THE CORNFIELD: Antietam's Bloody Turning Point Fresh view of the battle as a whole, and the cornfield in particular, because of two central facts - Union General George McClellan's linear thinking demanded that the Cornfield must be taken and, because of this, the repeated failure by the generals McClellan charged with fulfilling this task created a self-reinforcing cycle of disaster that doomed the Union's prospects for success -- with 22,000 men becoming casualties as Federal and Confederate forces repeatedly traded control of the Cornfield.1 vol, 384 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-223011 Edited by the Kure Maritime Museum and Kazushige Todaka; Translated by Robert D. Eldridge THE BATTLESHIPS YAMATO AND MUSASHI Selected Photos from the Archives of the Kure Maritime Museum (The Japanese Naval Warship Photo Albums) Originally published in Japan in 2005, each album in The Japanese Naval Warship photo album series contains official photographs taken by the Kure Maritime Museum, as well as those taken by private individuals. These pictorial records document the main types of Japanese vessels, from battleships to submarines, based on the best images from Shizuo Fukui, a former Imperial Japanese Navy commander and technician.

These photos include the ones Fukui began collecting as a young boy and continued after he worked as a naval shipbuilder, and those that he was given in order to complete a photographic history of the Imperial Japanese Navy's ships, which include those gathered by Nagamura Kiyoshi, a shipbuilder who proactively collected photos, and the collection of machinist Amari Yoshiyuki. Moreover, with the help of shipbuilder Makino Shigeru, among others, Fukui was able to continue to gather photographs and other items throughout the postwar period. It is not an exaggeration, therefore, to say that Fukui dedicated his entire life to this work. These images are especially valuable because of the massive destruction of official documents at the end of the war.1 vol, 236 pgs 2019 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-223012 Edited by the Kure Maritime Museum and Kazushige Todaka; Translated by Robert D. Eldridge SUBMARINES AND SUBMARINE DEPOT SHIPS: Selected Photos from the Archives of the Kure Maritime Museum (The Japanese Naval Warship Photo Albums) Originally published in Japan in 2005, each album in The Japanese Naval Warship photo album series contains official photographs taken by the Kure Maritime Museum, as well as those taken by private individuals. These pictorial records document the main types of Japanese vessels, from battleships to submarines, based on the best images from Shizuo Fukui, a former Imperial Japanese Navy commander and technician.

These photos include the ones Fukui began collecting as a young boy and continued after he worked as a naval shipbuilder, and those that he was given in order to complete a photographic history of the Imperial Japanese Navy's ships, which include those gathered by Nagamura Kiyoshi, a shipbuilder who proactively collected photos, and the collection of machinist Amari Yoshiyuki. Moreover, with the help of shipbuilder Makino Shigeru, among others, Fukui was able to continue to gather photographs and other items throughout the postwar period. It is not an exaggeration, therefore, to say that Fukui dedicated his entire life to this work. These images are especially valuable because of the massive destruction of official documents at the end of the war.1 vol, 240 pgs 2020 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-223013 Edited by the Kure Maritime Museum and Kazushige Todaka; Translated by Robert D. Eldridge AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND SEAPLANE CARRIERS: Selected Photos from the Archives of the Kure Maritime Museum (The Japanese Naval Warship Photo Albums) Originally published in Japan in 2005, each album in The Japanese Naval Warship photo album series contains official photographs taken by the Kure Maritime Museum, as well as those taken by private individuals. These pictorial records document the main types of Japanese vessels, from battleships to submarines, based on the best images from Shizuo Fukui, a former Imperial Japanese Navy commander and technician.

These photos include the ones Fukui began collecting as a young boy and continued after he worked as a naval shipbuilder, and those that he was given in order to complete a photographic history of the Imperial Japanese Navy's ships, which include those gathered by Nagamura Kiyoshi, a shipbuilder who proactively collected photos, and the collection of machinist Amari Yoshiyuki. Moreover, with the help of shipbuilder Makino Shigeru, among others, Fukui was able to continue to gather photographs and other items throughout the postwar period. It is not an exaggeration, therefore, to say that Fukui dedicated his entire life to this work. These images are especially valuable because of the massive destruction of official documents at the end of the war.1 vol, 236 pgs 2020 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-223014 Edited by the Kure Maritime Museum and Kazushige Todaka; Translated by Robert D. Eldridge DESTROYERS: Selected Photos from the Archives of the Kure Maritime Museum (The Japanese Naval Warship Photo Albums) Originally published in Japan in 2005, each album in The Japanese Naval Warship photo album series contains official photographs taken by the Kure Maritime Museum, as well as those taken by private individuals. These pictorial records document the main types of Japanese vessels, from battleships to submarines, based on the best images from Shizuo Fukui, a former Imperial Japanese Navy commander and technician.

These photos include the ones Fukui began collecting as a young boy and continued after he worked as a naval shipbuilder, and those that he was given in order to complete a photographic history of the Imperial Japanese Navy's ships, which include those gathered by Nagamura Kiyoshi, a shipbuilder who proactively collected photos, and the collection of machinist Amari Yoshiyuki. Moreover, with the help of shipbuilder Makino Shigeru, among others, Fukui was able to continue to gather photographs and other items throughout the postwar period. It is not an exaggeration, therefore, to say that Fukui dedicated his entire life to this work. These images are especially valuable because of the massive destruction of official documents at the end of the war. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2020 US, US NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
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1-223030 Sadler, John GHOST PATROL: A History of the Long Range Desert Group 1940 - 1945 Hardback version.

The origins of most of the west's Special Forces can be traced back to the Long Range Desert Group which operated across the limitless expanses of the Libyan Desert, an area the size of India, during the whole of the Desert War from 1940 - 1943. After the defeat of the Axis in North Africa they adapted to serve in the Mediterranean, the Greek islands, Albania, Yugoslavia and Greece. They became the stuff of legend.

The brainchild of Ralph Bagnold, a prewar desert explorer, featured, in fictional terms in The English Patient, who put all of his expertise into the creation of a new and, by the standards of the day, highly unorthodox unit. Conventional tactical thinking shunned the deep heart of the vast desert as it was thought to be a different planet, a harsh, inhospitable wilderness where British forces could not possibly survive even less operate effectively. Bagnold, Pat Clayton, and Bill Kennedy Shaw created a whole new type of warfare.

Using specially adapted vehicles and the techniques they'd learned in the'30s, recruiting only men of the right temperament and high levels of fitness and endurance, the first patrols set out bristling with automatic weapons. The 30-cwt Chevy truck and the famous Jeep have become iconic, the LRDG, in a dark hour, was the force which took the fight to the enemy, roving over the deep desert - a small raider's paradise, attacking enemy convoys and outposts, destroying aircraft and supplies, forcing the Axis to expend more and more resources protecting their vulnerable lines.

Their work was often dangerous, always taxing, exhausting and uncomfortable. They were a new breed of soldier. The Axis never managed to equip any similar unit, they never escaped their fear of the scorching wilderness. Once the desert war was won they transferred their skills to the Mediterranean sector, re-training as mountain guerrillas, serving in the ill-fated Dodecanese campaign, then in strife torn Albania, Yugoslavia and Greece, fighting alongside the mercurial partisans at a time the Balkans were sliding towards communist domination or civil war.1 vol, 384 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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2-223030 Stejskai, James GHOST PATROL: A History of the Long Range Desert Group, 1940 - 1945 Paperback version.

The origins of most of the west's Special Forces can be traced back to the Long Range Desert Group which operated across the limitless expanses of the Libyan Desert, an area the size of India, during the whole of the Desert War from 1940 - 1943. After the defeat of the Axis in North Africa they adapted to serve in the Mediterranean, the Greek islands, Albania, Yugoslavia and Greece. They became the stuff of legend.

The brainchild of Ralph Bagnold, a prewar desert explorer, featured, in fictional terms in The English Patient, who put all of his expertise into the creation of a new and, by the standards of the day, highly unorthodox unit. Conventional tactical thinking shunned the deep heart of the vast desert as it was thought to be a different planet, a harsh, inhospitable wilderness where British forces could not possibly survive even less operate effectively. Bagnold, Pat Clayton, and Bill Kennedy Shaw created a whole new type of warfare.

Using specially adapted vehicles and the techniques they'd learned in the'30s, recruiting only men of the right temperament and high levels of fitness and endurance, the first patrols set out bristling with automatic weapons. The 30-cwt Chevy truck and the famous Jeep have become iconic, the LRDG, in a dark hour, was the force which took the fight to the enemy, roving over the deep desert - a small raider's paradise, attacking enemy convoys and outposts, destroying aircraft and supplies, forcing the Axis to expend more and more resources protecting their vulnerable lines.

Their work was often dangerous, always taxing, exhausting and uncomfortable. They were a new breed of soldier. The Axis never managed to equip any similar unit, they never escaped their fear of the scorching wilderness. Once the desert war was won they transferred their skills to the Mediterranean sector, re-training as mountain guerrillas, serving in the ill-fated Dodecanese campaign, then in strife torn Albania, Yugoslavia and Greece, fighting alongside the mercurial partisans at a time the Balkans were sliding towards communist domination or civil war.1 vol, 384 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-956071 various WORLD AT WAR # 71: Forgotten Pacific Battles Forgotten Pacific Battles is a solitaire game using the standard Fire & Movement (F&M) rules and a series of exclusive rules covering each scenario. There are individual scenarios for the islands of Engebi, Eniwetok, Parry, Guam, Tinian, and Angaur. Each scenario can be played separately or as part of two different campaign games. Designed as a solitaire game, the scenarios include instructions for a two player version. The unit counters represent company to regimental-sized units that participated or might have participated in the battle. The islands are depicted at a scale of 500 meters to the hex with Guam being depicted at 1 mile to the hex.

Components: 22x34-inch map, 280 die-cut counters, and magazine.1 vol, 62 pgs 2020 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-963047 MODERN WAR # 47: Objective Nuremberg Objective Nuremberg is a two-player alternative history wargame intended to investigate the operational parameters that would have been in place during the first four days of fighting in that border area of West Germany had the Soviet Union decided to try to attack sometime in the early 1980s. It was during that time frame the Warsaw Pact achieved a possible decisive 'correlation of forces' between their militaries and those of the West.

This game is the first volume of the 7DR (Seven Days to the Rhine) Series. Each single-volume game will use the same system and will be playable alone or mated to other games in the series. Each hexagon on the map represents 2.5 miles (four kilometers) from side to opposite side. The Warsaw Pact regiments, while the units of maneuver on the NATO side are battalions. Air power and electronic warfare counters and rules abstractly represent, the effects of one side or the other gaining temporary superiority within those sub-realms of conflict. Each day consists of one nighttime and two daylight turns.

Components: One 22x34-inch map on one sheet, 200 counters, and magazine.1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-223020 Stejskai, James SPECIAL FORCES BERLIN: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army's Elite 1956-1990 Hardback version.

During the Cold War, two US Army Special Forces detachments of about 100 soldiers were secretly stationed in West Berlin. Their mission, should hostilities commence, was to wreak havoc behind enemy lines, and buy time for vastly outnumbered NATO forces to conduct a breakout from the city. In reality it was an ambitious and extremely dangerous mission, even suicidal. Highly trained and fluent in German, each man was allocated a specific area. They were skilled in clandestine operations, sabotage, intelligence tradecraft and able to act if necessary as independent operators, blending into the local population and working unseen in a city awash with spies looking for information on their every move. The US government officially acknowledging their existence in 2014.1 vol, 384 pgs 2020 US, CASEMATE
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1-930322 various STRATEGY & TACTICS # 322: Banana Wars Banana Wars: US Intervention In The Caribbean 1898-1935. Banana Wars is a two-player game simulating the period between 1898 and 1935 that saw increased US involvement due to the novelty and growing popularity of what else- the banana. During this period, the US Military participated in over 50 operations in a dozen Caribbean, Central and South American countries. Some interventions lasted for years. The occupation of Haiti lasted 19 years, the occupation of Nicaragua 21 years. In time, the US led seven separate invasions of Honduras.

Components: One 17x22-inch map, 80 counters, 55 playing cards, and magazine.1 vol, 84 pgs 2020 US, DECISION GAMES
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