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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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1-210349 Grant, Charles REFIGHTING HISTORY: Volume 9 - The Seven Years War: More Small Actions in the Western Theater Latest in the series covers small 7YW actions, including reconnaissance, raids, probing actions, resupply and a host of other minor operations that frequently lead to small skirmishes. The great variety of light and irregular troops provides a whole range of different unit scenarios. Also includes a significant amount of background on the units involved coupled with art work to illustrate the uniforms. The scenarios are compatible with many rule sets.1 vol, 192 pgs 2021 UK, PARTIZAN PRESS
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1-908404 various WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED: Issue # 404 Contents include:

Duncan MacFarlane (1948-2021) : Founder of WI
Quick Fire
Observation Post
Full Paper Jacket
Changing the Tide of Battle: Turning Points
Daleks in StarGrave
The Tiger of Kai: A Test of Honour Scenario
Building Fort Nassau
Line of Battle
Twenty-Nine, Let's Go!
The Tet Offensive
Samori Ture's Resistance in the Western Sudan
Designer's Notes: D-Day - US Sector
18mm ACW Paperboys
Back to the Front: Perry Miniatures' Franco-Prussians
Designer's Notes: Soldiers of Napoleon Preview1 vol, 116 pgs 2021 UK, WARGAMES ILLUSTRATED
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1-227610 Sampson, Gareth ROME'S GREAT EASTERN WAR: Lucullus, Pompey and the Conquest of the East, 74-62 BC In the century since Rome's defeat of the Seleucid Empire in the 180s BC, the East was dominated by the rise of new empires: Parthia, Armenia and Pontus, each vying to recreate the glories of the Persian Empire. By the 80s BC, the Pontic Empire of Mithridates had grown so bold that it invaded and annexed the whole of Rome's eastern empire and occupied Greece itself.

As Rome emerged from the devastating effects of the First Civil War, a new breed of general emerged, eager to re-assert Roman military dominance and carve out a fresh empire in the east, treading in the footsteps of Alexander. This work analyses the military campaigns and battles between a revitalized Rome and the various powers of the eastern Mediterranean hinterland, which ultimately heralded a new phase in Roman imperial expansion and reshaped the ancient East.1 vol, 320 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-227620 Bennett Connolly, Sharon DEFENDERS OF THE NORMAN CROWN: Rise and Fall of the Warenne Earls of Surrey Tells the fascinating story of the Warenne dynasty, of the successes and failures of one of the most powerful families in England, from its origins in Normandy, through the Conquest, Magna Carta, the wars and marriages that led to its ultimate demise in the reign of Edward III. Includes 20 color illustrations and plates.

In the reign of Edward I, when asked Quo Warranto - by what warrant he held his lands - John de Warenne, the 6th earl of Surrey, is said to have drawn a rusty sword, claiming 'My ancestors came with William the Bastard, and conquered their lands with the sword, and I will defend them with the sword against anyone wishing to seize them'.

John's ancestor, William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Surrey, fought for William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He was rewarded with enough land to make him one of the richest men of all time. In his search for a royal bride, the 2nd earl kidnapped the wife of a fellow baron. The 3rd earl died on crusade, fighting for his royal cousin, Louis VII of France.

For three centuries, the Warennes were at the heart of English politics at the highest level, until one unhappy marriage brought an end to the dynasty. The family moved in the highest circles, married into royalty and were not immune to scandal.1 vol, 288 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-962113 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 11.3 -- The Battle of Largs Theme: The Battle of Largs

The Conflict Between Scotland and Norway: The (Sea) Road to Largs, 1230-1263
An Inheritance of Conflict: King Alexander III of Scotland
Came to Scotland and Achieving Nothing: The Battle of Largs

Features:

When Both Sides Were Defeated at Toro in 1476: The Battle That Made Spain
The English Militiaman in the 14th Century: Array All the Men
Gediminas Takes on the Teutonic Order: Lithuania's War Master
Geoffrey Chaucer in Battle: The Trauma of War
Conquering but not Ruling: The Mamluks and Cyprus
A Superb and Mysterious Weapon: The Writhen-hilted Sword
Development of the Japanese Castle: Deadly Elegance
Crusader Imaginings of the Terra Sancta - Where was the Holy Land?
From Machicolations to Murder Holes: Know Your Castle1 vol, 84 pgs 2021 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARY
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1-227600 Bowden, Scott LONE STAR FLAG TO THE TOP: Robert E. Lee and the Texas Brigade at Gettysburg Unit profile of the Texas Brigade at the pivotal battle of Gettysburg. Includes never-before published vignettes of General Robert E. Lee and the troops he called 'my Texans.' Includes six custom maps in color, illustrations and photos in color, black and white photos, and beautiful, full-color paintings by Dale Gallon. Also: Detailed order of battle, footnotes, bibliography, and index.
1 vol, 54 pgs 2021 US, SCOTT BOWDEN
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1-227650 Baxter, Ian THE WARSAW UPRISINGS, 1943-1944: Images of War series By 1942 the Nazi leadership had decided that the Jewish ghettos across occupied Poland should be liquidated, with Warsaw's being the largest , processed in phases. In response the left-wing Jewish Combat Organisation (ZOB) and right-wing Jewish Military Union (ZZW) formed and began training, preparing defenses, and smuggling in arms and explosives.

The first Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began in April 1943. Although this was quelled at devastating cost to the Jewish community, resistance continued until the summer of 1944. By this time the Red Army was closing on the city and with liberation apparently imminent the 40,000 resistance fighters of the Polish Home Army launched a second uprising. Includes 250 black and white photos.

For 63 days the insurgents battled their oppressors on the streets, in ruined buildings and cellars. Rather than come to their aid the Russians waited and watched the inevitable slaughter. This gallant but tragic struggle is brought to life in this book by the superb collection of photographs drawn from the album compiled for none other than Heinrich Himmler entitled Warschauer Aufstand 1944.1 vol, 128 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-223663 Claringbold, Michael PACIFIC ADVERSARIES VOLUME 3: Imperial Japanese Navy vs. The Allies, New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944 Next volume is excellent series contains detailed stories of WWII 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.

These chosen snapshots portray the South Pacific conflict as accurately as possible. This third 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.1 vol, 102 pgs 2020 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
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1-223664 Claringbold, Michael PACIFIC ADVERSARIES VOLUME 4: Imperial Japanese Navy vs. The Allies, the Solomons 1943-1944 Next volume is excellent series contains more detailed stories of aerial warfare in the Solomons theater, 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 as outlined in most traditional histories. In some cases, this factual approach enables long-standing mysteries to be solved. Further, for each chosen story photographic or other evidence enables accurate depiction of the aircraft involved.

Through these chosen snapshots, Pacific Adversaries portrays the South Pacific conflict as accurately as possible. This volume focuses exclusively on confrontations between the Japanese Naval Air Force (JNAF) and Allied air power in the Solomons theatre between 1943 and 1944.1 vol, 112 pgs 2020 AUSTRALIA, AVONMORE BOOKS
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1-227630 Ireland, Bernard WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: 1940-1943 Much has been written about the conduct of the land battles and the commanders who faced each other yet, as the main protagonists realized at the time, success or failure rested on the effectiveness of their seaborne supply chain. Control of the Mediterranean was therefore absolutely crucial. In the final analysis it was the Allies' ability to dominate the Mediterranean that bought them victory but there is no denying that it was a 'damned close run thing'. In this authoritative study, Bernard Ireland brings clarity to the complexities and factors at play during this critical period.1 vol, 224 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-227670 Moore, Jason SOVIET FIGHTERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR Details the development of the Red Air Force fighters, from the dark days of Operation Barbarossa to eventual triumph over the ruins of Berlin. Starting with obsolete aircraft such as the Polikarpov biplane and monoplane fighters, the Soviets then settled on two main lines of development; the inline-engined LaGG-3 and its radial-engined derivatives, the La-5 and La-7, and the inline-engined Yakovlev fighters, which were produced in greater numbers than any other series of fighters. Includes experimental fighters. Accurate color profiles illustrate the evolution of these aircraft in terms of design, camouflage, and markings. 1 vol, 416 pgs 2021 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-227660 Tarasov, Alexey RED ARMY AUXILIARY ARMOURED VEHICLES 1930-1945: Images of War series During the 1930s, Soviet Union industry produced a remarkable range of auxiliary armoured vehicles for the Red Army, including armored flails, ambulances, bridge-layers, flame-throwers, and amphibious cars. Although often canceled or postponed, these innovative designs demonstrate the diversity and innovation of the Soviet arms industry. Includes 200 black and white photographs.1 vol, 162 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-227640 Cartwright, James SNIPER IN HELMAND Author trained as sniper and served a full tour of duty with 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Describes the highs and lows of almost daily front line action experienced by our soldiers deployed on active service in arguably the most dangerous area of the world.

As part of the Battle Group's crack Mobile Operations Group, James's mission was to liquidate as many Taliban as possible. The reader experiences sniper tactics and actions, whether in ambush or quick pre-planned strikes, amid the ever present lethal danger of IEDs. Reveals the psychological pressures and awesome life-and-death responsibility of his role and, in particular, the deadly cat-and-mouse 'games' with the enemy snipers intent on their own kills. These involved the clinical killing of targets at ranges of 1,000 meters or greater. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2021 UK, PEN & SWORD
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