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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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1-954000 ANCIENT WARFARE back issues 1.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 4.2, 5.6, 6.4, 6.6, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8.3, 8.4. 8.6, 10.1 Clearing out ANCIENT WARFARE back issues 1.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 4.2, 5.6, 6.4, 6.6, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 8.3, 8.4. 8.6 and 10.1 for $4.00 each or any three for $10.00 plus postage.

Limited quantities on some issues. If you wanted to sample Ancient Warfare, here's your (greatly discounted) chance. Normally $10 each. First come, first served.1 vol, 60 pgs 2011 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962000 MEDIEVAL WARFARE back issues 3.2,3.4, 4.2, 5.5, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.2, 7.5 and 7.6 Clearing out MEDIEVAL WARFARE back issues 3.2, 3.4, 4.2, 5.5, 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.2, 7.5 and 7.6 for $4.00 each or any three for $10.00 -- usual postage costs apply.

Limited quantities on some issues. If you wanted to sample Medieval Warfare, here's your (greatly discounted) chance. Normally $10 each. First come, first served.1 vol, 60 pgs 2011 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-666122 Moreno, Manuel Jesus DIEGO GARCIA DE PARADES 1486-1533 Biography of the knight Diego Garcia de Paredes, whose exploits and adventures in battle showcased his courage and fortitude and is remembered now by street names in Trujillo, Caceres, Badajoz, Leon, Cordoba, Motril, and Madrid.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra quotes him in several chapters of his work Hidalgo don Quixote of la Mancha. In chapter 31, he says: 'And this Diego Garcia de Paredes, born in the city of Trujillo, was a gallant soldier and knight who stopped a mill wheel with only a finger, and later defended a bridge so valiantly, an innumerable army could not pass.' Another in the well-illustrated series. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2017 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-215050 Ball, Philip A WASTE OF BLOOD AND TREASURE: The 1799 Anglo-Russian Invasion of the Netherlands With the Netherlands overrun by French Republican forces, the British and Russian governments sent an allied army of 48,000 men under the Duke of York to liberate the country and restore the House of Orange.

The largest operation mounted by Pitt's ministry during the French Revolutionary Wars, the amphibious expedition involved the first ever direct cooperation between British and Russian forces, embroiled the armies in five full-scale battles, and secured the capture of the Dutch fleet. As Britain's first major continental involvement since 1795, it played a part in shaping the early careers of many famous military commanders of the Napoleonic Wars. In the end, however, the campaign failed spectacularly. Its inglorious end provoked parliamentary outrage and led to diplomatic rupture between Britain and Russia. The Duke of York never commanded an army in the field again.

This book examines British, French, Dutch and Russian sources to reveal a fascinating tale of intrigue, diplomatic skullduggery and daring action. Spies, politicians, sailors and soldiers all play a part in the exciting story of an expedition that made (and broke) reputations and tested alliances. It recounts in lavish detail the series of battles fought to liberate a people who showed little interest in being saved and explores the story behind the triumphs and failures of this forgotten campaign.1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-666121 Stampa, Leopoldo MEDINA DE RIOSECO 1808 Covers the battle of Medina de Rioseco, or the Moclin, on July 14, 1808 -- a victory over the Spanish. Another in the well-illustrated series. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2017 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-215010 Owen, Joe TEXANS AT ANTIETAM: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862 The soldiers in Hood's Texas Brigade who fought at Antietam on September 16- 17, 1862 described intense and harrowing experiences of the fierce battle in the days, weeks, and decades after the battle. Their experiences were written in official reports, diary entries, interviews, newspaper articles, and letters to families at home.

These memories provide a fascinating and descriptive account of the battle against the Union Army of the Potomac at Miller's Cornfield, the Dunker Church and other locations at the battlefield. The 1st Texas Infantry at Miller's Cornfield would suffer an 82.3% casualty rate and their heroics were written down by the soldiers of the 1st Texas Infantry. All the other regiments of Hood's Texas Brigade would suffer over a 50% casualty rate at the battle. Testimonials of Union soldiers who fought against the soldiers of Hood's Texas Brigade are included together for the first time. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-215030 Simner, Mark CHITRAL 1895: An Episode of the Great Game In 1895, a small Indian Army garrison, commanded by Surgeon-Major Sir George Scott Robertson and Captain Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend, was besieged by a joint Chitrali and Pathan army at the fort of Chitral.

Despite the odds being heavily stacked against them, Robertson's beleaguered little garrison held out for 48 days until a relief expedition was able to fight its way through to the rescue. The siege and subsequent relief is a story of valor and sheer determination in the face of a stubborn adversary and extreme weather conditions, all played out on the often-mountainous terrain of the northwestern border of British India.

Robertson described events in Chitral as a 'minor siege', but the siege and subsequent relief should be viewed as an important episode in Britain's 'Great Game' with Russia, which would have serious consequences for the British several years later. Indeed, the retention of Chitral by the Indian Government would be a contributing factor to the mass uprisings along the northwest Frontier of India during late 1897. In reality, it was anything but a minor siege.1 vol, 224 pgs 2017 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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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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1-215040 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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2-211800 Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey THE FROZEN CHOSEN: The 1st Marine Division and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir The Frozen Chosen is an account of the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea by the First Marine Division from November to December 1950, following the intervention of Red China in the Korean War. Fought during the worst blizzard in a century, it is considered by the United States Marine Corps to be 'the Corps' finest hour' with 14 Medals of Honor, a record for any American battle, and 85 Navy Crosses -- many awarded in lieu of an original nomination for the Medal of Honor -- attest to the intensity of the battle.

Based on first-person interviews from surviving veterans who came to be known as the 'Frozen Chosen,' this is the incredible story of heroism and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, as a handful of Marines fought desperately against wave after wave of Chinese forces. Sometimes forced into desperate hand-to-hand fighting in intense cold, cut off from reinforcements, and with dwindling supplies and ammunition, the fighting retreat from Chosin marked one of the darkest moments for Western forces in Korea, it but would go on to resonate with generations of Marines as a symbol of the Marine Corps' dogged determination, fighting skill, and never-say-die attitude on the battlefield.1 vol, 392 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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