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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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2-89380 EAGLES PREY: Wars for North America 1824-1888 Deluxe 2nd Edition Deluxe 2nd Edition covers the Mexican Civil War, American Civil War, Seminole Wars, Mexican-American War, Apache Wars, Maximillian Intervention, and more. Complete army lists, leader lists, and complete rules and map for running a campaign and using any other rules set for tactical play as well. Complete Campaign system with Map to play the 19th Century as England, France, Mexico, Spain, United States, and Russia. Complete Tactical rules system to re-fight the battles in miniature. Includes various tactical and campaign scenarios.1 vol, 154 pgs 2022 US, HOPLITE RESEARCH
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1-230390 Bovio, Oreste Le BANDIERE DELL'ESERCITO: Flags with 30 color plates and 21 color illustrations in the text.1 vol, 240 pgs 1985 ITALY, UFFICIO STORICO
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1-230460 Charrie, Pierre DRAPEAUX ET ETENDARDS DE LA REVOLUTION ET DE L'EMPIRE Large 8x10 inches. Flags and standards of the Revolution and the Empire. Many color and b/w illustrations.1 vol, 231 pgs 1982 FRANCE, COPERNIC
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1-230470 Charrie, Pierre DRAPEAUX ET ETENDARDS DU ROI Large 8x10 inches. Flags. Following meticulous research, this work gives, with their history, the descriptions of more than 800 flags, standards, or handlebars. Includes 38 color illustrations and many b/w illustrations.1 vol, 174 pgs 1989 FRANCE, LE LEOPARD D'OR
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1-230420 anon DAS HEER MARIA THERESIA Oversized at 13x9 inches. Faksimile-Ausgabe Der Albertina-Handschrift Dessins Des Uniformes Des Troupes I.I. et R.R. de l'annee 1762. Uniform plates are from the originals in the Army Museum in Vienna. These color plates were done for Maria Theresa so she could see what her army looked like. 1 vol, 163 pgs 1973 GERMANY, EDITIONS TUSCH
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2-19773 Company of Military Historians, The MILITARY UNIFORMS IN AMERICA: Long Endure - Civil War Period Oversized at 9x11 inches, includes 62 full-color illustrations with text. Index. Covers the period from 1852-1867.1 vol, 145 pgs 1982 NOVATO, PRSIDIO PRESS
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2-19772 Elting, Colonel editor MILITARY UNIFORMS IN AMERICA: Years of Growth - 1796-1851 Oversized at 9x11 inches and 60 color uniform plates, of which roughly two-thirds covers War of 1812. Rest includes up to Mexican-America War. Includes bibliography and index.1 vol, 147 pgs 1977 SAN RAFEL, PRESIDIO PRESS
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1-230430 Gay, Alfred and Fiedler, Siegfried GRENADIERMUTZENDER ARMEE FRIEDRICHS DES GROSSEN Oversized at 12x9 inches. The grenadier caps of the army of Frederick the Great. The Infantry Regiments No. 1 to No. 55 (Regiments on Foot / Fusilier Regiments) The Garrison Regiments No. I-XIII and New Garrison Regiment. List of plates with explanatory notes. Contains 79 color plates.1 vol, 232 pgs 1981 GERMANY, SCHILD-VERLAG
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1-230440 Gibellini, Valerio GLI ESERCITI ITALIANI DAGLI STATI PREUUNITARI ALL'UNITA NAZIONALE Oversized at 13x11 inches. Italian armies from pre-unification states to national unity
Exhaustive study of all the uniforms of the various components there what will become Italy before 1870. Covers Ducati, Papal States, and Bourbon Kingdom.1 vol, 418 pgs 1984 ITALY, RIVLISTA MILITARE
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1-968029 Lardas, Mark 029 THE KAMIKAZE CAMPAIGN 1944-45: Imperial Japan's Last Throw of the Dice Examines the decisions behind the kamikaze campaign, how it developed, how it became a key part of Japanese strategy, and the missions themselves. Although the attacks started on an almost ad hoc basis, the kamikaze soon became a major Japanese policy. By the end of the war, Japan was manufacturing aircraft specifically for kamikaze missions, including a rocket-powered manned missile. A plan for a massive use of kamikazes to defend the Japanese Home Islands from invasion was developed, but never executed because of Japan's surrender in August 1945. Packed with diagrams, maps and 3D reconstructions of the attacks, this book also assesses the Allied mitigation techniques and strategies and the reasons and the degree to which they were successful.1 vol, 80 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-975083 Pegler, Martin 083 SNIPING RIFLES IN WORLD WAR I Highly illustrated volume tells the inside story of the rifles carried by snipers of all the major powers during World War I. Features full-color artwork, carefully chosen archive images and photographs of the sniping rifles and accessories used in the trenches.

Although military sharpshooting had existed since the 18th century, in 1914 only the German and Austro-Hungarian armies fielded trained snipers armed with scoped rifles. Thus upon the outbreak of World War I, the Allied armies found themselves on the receiving end of a shooting war to which they had no means of response. Only the Canadians brought a dedicated sniping rifle into the trenches, but in small numbers. For the British, although production of a suitable rifle and scope were settled on quickly, the establishment of sniper training was difficult and its success was mostly due to the efforts of a handful of dedicated officers. The French eventually introduced a competent scoped rifle and a sniper training system, as did the Italians. Entering the war in 1917, the Americans experienced rifle shortages but were able to build on their pre-1914 efforts to find a suitable sniping weapon. The country that suffered most grievously was Russia; Russian troops fielded no snipers at all and suffered accordingly.1 vol, 80 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-977057 Lyman, Robert 057 OPERATION JERICHO: Freeing the French Resistance from Gestapo Jail - Amiens 1944 Operation Jericho was the spectacular WWII prison break staged by an elite group of British, Australian, and New Zealand bomber pilots, who flew a daring low-level mission to blow holes in the walls of Amiens jail and free French Resistance prisoners under the sentence of death. Uses first-hand accounts, explanatory 3D diagrams, and dramatic original artwork, to explain how one of the most difficult and spectacular air raids of World War II was pulled off. Debunks some of the myths over why the raid was ordered in the first place.

With D-Day looming, early 1944 was a time of massive intelligence activity across northern France, and many resistance members were being captured and imprisoned by the Germans. Among the jails full of French agents was Amiens, where hundreds awaited likely execution for their activities.

To repay their debt of honour, MI6 requested an air raid with a seemingly impossible brief: to simultaneously blow holes in the prison walls, free as many men and women as possible while minimizing casualties, and kill German guards in their quarters. The crews would have to fly their bomb-run at an altitude of just 20ft. Despite the huge difficulties, the RAF decided that the low-level specialists of No. 140 Wing had a chance of success.1 vol, 80 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-992145 Mattioli, Marco 145 MACCHI C.202/C.205V: Units in Combat Study of the Macchi Folgore and Veltro explores how the premier Italian fighter of the war developed, its performance, the fascinating stories of their pilots, and the historical circumstances that prevented it from becoming one of the most dreaded aircraft in the Mediterranean. Includes specially commissioned profiles and original photos.

Italian fighters, such as the Fiat G.50 and Macchi C.200, had always struggled with their straight-line speed and restricted armament when engaging their Allied counterparts. To solve these problems, Macchi initially designed the C.202 Folgore using German engines, which contributed to create a faster aircraft, with a superior rate of climb and reachable altitude. Folgore's success in various North African engagements then paved the way for the development of Macchi's most successful fighter, the C.205V Veltro, which managed to combine increased speed and increased power. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995306 Noppen, Ryan 306 GERMAN AND ITALIAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF WORLD WAR II Explains not only the history of Germany's famous Graf Zeppelin fleet carrier and German carrier conversion projects but also Italy's belated attempt to convert two of her ocean liners into carriers. Describes how ultimately it was only Italian seaplane carriers and German ocean-going, catapult-equipped flying boat carriers that both Axis powers did eventually send into combat and considers the role of naval aviation in the two countries' rearmament programs.

The quest for a modern aircraft carrier was the ultimate symbol of the Axis powers' challenge to Allied naval might, but fully-fledged carriers proved either too difficult, expensive or politically unpopular for either to make operational.

After the Anglo-German Naval Agreement of 1935, Hitler publicly stated his intention to build an aircraft carrier, the Graf Zeppelin, which was launched in 1938. A year later, the ambitious fleet-expansion Z-Plan, was unveiled with two additional aircraft carriers earmarked for production . However, by the beginning of World War II, Graf Zeppelin was not yet completed and work was halted. Further aircraft carrier designs and conversion projects such as the ocean liner Europa and heavy cruiser Seydlitz were considered but, in January 1943, all construction work on surface vessels ceased and naval resources were diverted to the U-boat Campaign.1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996376 Konstam, Angus 376 BARENTS SEA 1942: The Battle for Russia's Arctic Lifeline Analyzes the Battle of the Barents Sea, fought in the near darkness and icy cold of the northern winter, in which the Kriegsmarine sought to sever the crucial Allied Arctic Convoy route once and for all. Documents the fate of the Allied Convoy JW 51B as it came under attack from some of the Kriegsmarine's most powerful surface warships -- a pocket battleship, a heavy cruiser and six destroyers. Illustrated with stunning battlescene artworks, maps, 3D diagrams, and photographs.

The Arctic convoys that passed through the cold, dangerous waters of the Barents Sea formed a vital lifeline - a strategic link in tanks, supplies and above all goodwill between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union. In December 1942, under Operation Regenbogen (Rainbow), the German Kriegsmarine sought to strike a crippling blow on the Arctic convoys and finally sever this all-important sea route. The arrival of the two British cruisers tipped the balance of power.1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-996377 Mihalyi, Balazs 377 SIEGE OF BUDAPEST 1944-45: The Brutal Battle for the Pearl of the Danube Analyzes the background, chronology and consequences of the 52-day-long siege of Budapest in WWII from both a military and political perspective, and documents the huge losses in military and civilian casualties and material damage.

The Transdanubia region was strategically vital to Nazi Germany for its raw materials and industry, and because of the bridgehead it allowed into Austria. As a result, Hitler declared Budapest a fortress city in early December 1944. The battle for the city pitted 90,000 German and Hungarian troops against 170,000 Soviet (2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts) and Romanian attackers. The operations to take the city ran across several phases, from the initial Soviet approach to Budapest commencing in late October 1944, through the encirclement of city first on the Pest side of the Danube, and then on the Buda bank, and on to the savage urban fighting that began in December 1944 for the Hungarian capital.1 vol, 96 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999544 Esposito, Gabriele 544 ITALIAN COLONIAL TROOPS 1882-1960 Describes and illustrates the dress and equipment used by these forces and details how they were deployed to maintain a colonial empire for over half a century. Italy only unified as a nation in 1870 and was late, and therefore impatient, in the 'scramble' for Africa. An initial foothold in Eritrea/Somalia, north-east Africa, led to a disastrous defeat in Ethiopia in 1896 at the Battle of Adwa, but Italian Somaliland was later consolidated on the west coast of the Red Sea. During 1911, Italy also invaded Libya, securing the coast, however fighting continued throughout World War I and only ended in the early 1930s.

A number of native colonial regiments were raised in both Italian East Africa and Libya (in the latter, even a pioneering paratroop unit), of which most fought sturdily for Italy against the Allies in 1940-43. These units had particularly colourful uniforms and insignia. Another small guard unit also served in the Italian concession at Tientsin, China in 1902-1943. After World War II, a remnant unit served on in Somalia under a UN mandate until 1960.1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-999545 Nicolle, David 545 MEDIEVAL INDIAN ARMIES (1): Hindu, Buddhist and Jain Investigates the traditions and enduring conservatism of non-Islamic medieval Indian warfare, notably evident in recruitment patterns and the significance of archery and cavalry. The role and impact of war-elephants, both positive and negative, are also considered, as well as the influence of climate and weather (notably the seasonal monsoon) on warfare in this region. As well as assessing arms and armour - contrasting the advanced technology and high status of Indian weapons (especially swords) with the remarkable lack of metallic armour in the region during this period - the author also explores siege warfare and riverine and naval warfare in South Asia. Assesses the contributing factors identified by those who have sought to explain why the huge wealth and substantial populations of the traditional non-Islamic Indian states did not prevent their persistent failure in the face of Islamic invasion and conquest.1 vol, 48 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-230320 Hollway, Don AT THE GATES OF ROME: The Fall of the Eternal City AD 410 A dramatic retelling of betrayal, politics, intrigue, and war of the final years of the Western Roman Empire and the downfall of Rome itself from the perspective of the Roman general Stilicho and Alaric, king of the Visigoths.

It took little more than a single generation for the centuries-old Roman Empire to fall. In those critical decades, while Christians and pagans, legions and barbarians, generals and politicians squabbled over dwindling scraps of power, two men - former comrades on the battlefield - rose to prominence on opposite sides of the great game of empire.

Roman general Flavius Stilicho, the man behind the Roman throne, dedicated himself to restoring imperial glory, only to find himself struggling for his life against political foes. Alaric, King of the Goths, desired to be a friend of Rome, was betrayed by it, and given no choice but to become its enemy. Battling each other to a standstill, these two warriors ultimately overcame their differences in order to save the empire from enemies on all sides. And when one of them fell, the other took such vengeance as had never been seen in history.1 vol, 368 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-230410 Niemeyer, Joachim and Ortenburgh, George THE HANOVERIAN ARMY DURING THE SEVEN YEARS WAR Oversized at 8x11.5 inches. Cointains 30+ color plates and many more b/w plates and drawings detailing the history and uniforms of the cavalry, infantry, artillery, and other troops of the Hannovian Army from 1780 to 1803.1 vol, 90 pgs 1977 DENMARK, BENT CARLSENS
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3-209680 Hall, Robert FLAGS & UNIFORMS OF THE FRENCH ARMY 1688-1714 - SUPPLEMENT CD contains new, updated information on 33 infantry, 11 cavalry and 5 dragoon units based on extensive research in the French Archives. There are 70 pages of text and 30 colour plates.1 vol, 248 pgs 2021 UK, PIKE AND SHOT SOCIETY
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3-211980 Hall, Robert UNIFORMS AND FLAGS CD: The Armies of Hanover, Celle, and Brunswick - 1670-1715 CD and PDF contains new, updated information.

No. of color plates:
Hanover: 55: incl. 13 cavalry, 4 dragoons, 19 infantry
Celle 15: incl. 3 cavalry, 2 dragoons, 8 infantry
Brunswick 27: incl. 5 cavalry, 4 dragoons, 9 infantry

With regard to Hanover we have found extensive, previously unknown, material both on flags and standards from 1674-1700 as well as very complete uniform information, especially for the period 1682-1694, while a significant document written by the Celle colonels documented the differences between the armies in 1705.1 vol, 248 pgs 2021 UK, PIKE AND SHOT SOCIETY
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3-74810 Hall, Robert FLAGS & UNIFORMS OF THE FRENCH ARMY 1688-1714: Supplement CD contains new, updated information on 33 infantry, 11 cavalry and 5 dragoon units based on extensive research in the French Archives. 54 color plates.1 vol, 1 pgs 2021 UK, PIKE AND SHOT SOCIETY
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1-214322 Jordan, John editor WARSHIP 2022 The varied topics in this year's annual includes articles on the Imperial Japanese Navy carriers Soryu and Hiryu, post-war radar development in the Royal Navy, gunboats in the Imperial German Navy, Soviet battleship designs of early WWII, modern European frigates, and the origins of the Yokosuka naval yard.

For over 40 years, Warship has been the leading annual resource on the design, development, and deployment of the world's combat ships. Featuring a broad range of articles from a select panel of distinguished international contributors, this latest volume combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery, and much more, maintaining the impressive standards of scholarship and research for which Warship has become synonymous. Detailed and accurate information is the keynote of all the articles, which are fully supported by plans, data tables, and stunning photographs.1 vol, 224 pgs 2021 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-230330 Zaloga, Steven SMASHING HITLER'S GUNS: The Rangers at Pointe Du Hoc D-Day 1944 Takes a fresh and comprehensive look at the June 6, 1944 attack on Pointe-du-Hoc, examining the creation of the German gun battery, the initial Allied intelligence assessments of the threat, and the early plans to assault the site. The forgotten Allied bombing attacks on Pointe-du-Hoc are detailed, as well as the subsequent Allied intelligence investigations of the results. While most accounts of Pointe-du-Hoc are based on the published US Army history, the author has tracked down the long-forgotten original, unedited report in the archives that contains a number of curious changes from the better-known and widely accepted version. Little-known interviews of the Rangers who took part in the mission also shed fresh light and a significant number of German records provide the enemy perspective of the battle for control of the guns.1 vol, 368 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-230340 Cleaver, Thomas McKelvey GOING DOWNTOWN: The US Air Force Over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 1961-75 Features a wide range of personal accounts and previously untold stories to describe the US Air Force's struggle in the skies over Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

The involvement of the US Air Force in the Southeast Asian Wars began in 1962 with crews sent to train Vietnamese pilots, and with conflict in Laos, and finally ended in 1972 with the B-52 bombing of Hanoi, though there were Air Force pilots unofficially flying combat in Laos up to the end in 1975. The missions flown by USAF aircrews during those years in Southeast Asia differed widely, from attacking the Ho Chi Minh Trail at night with modified T-28 trainers, to missions Downtown, the name aircrew gave Hanoi, the central target of the war.

This aerial war was dominated by the major air operations against the north: Rolling Thunder from 1965 to 1968, and then Linebacker I and II in 1972, with the latter seeing the deployment of America's fearsome B-52 bombers against the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi. These operations were carried out in the face of a formidable Soviet-inspired air defense system bristling with anti-aircraft guns and SAM missile sites. Beyond this, the US Air Force was intimately involved in secret air wars against Laos and Cambodia - one cannot speak of a war only in Vietnam regarding US Air Force operations. 1 vol, 352 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-230350 Mathers, Steve CRESCENT MOON: Game Set in the deserts, rivers, and oases of the Caliphate, this area-control game for four or five players. Take on the role of one of five radically asymmetric characters, each with their own objectives to fulfill, unique actions to utilize, and game-changing special powers to employ. Build symbiotic relationships with your allies, undermine your rivals, and choose your friends and enemies wisely in this cutthroat game of power and politics.

Number of players: 4-5
Ages: 14+
Play time: 150-180 minutes
Components: 59 Custom Wooden Pieces, 5 Player Booklets, 82 Cards, 62 Wooden Discs, 16 Hexes, 5 Cloth Bags, 196 Tokens1 vol, 1 pgs 2022 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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