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CONCRETE HELL: Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq

CONCRETE HELL: Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq
by DiMarco, Louis

1-200160

Throughout history cities have been at the center of warfare, from sieges to street-fighting, from peace-keeping to coups de mains. Sun Tzu admonished his readers of The Art of War that the lowest realization of warfare was to attack a fortified city. Indeed, although strategists have advised against it across the millennia, armies and generals have been forced nonetheless to attack and defend cities, and victory has required that they do it well. DiMarco provided a masterful study of the brutal realities of urban warfare, of what it means to seize and hold a city literally block by block.

Contents: Urban Warfare, Past and Future; An Operational Debacle - Stalingrad, 1942; American Urban Warfare - Aachen, 1944; Urban Warfare from the Sea - Inchon and Seoul, 1950; Complex Urban Warfare - The Battle for Algiers, 1956-57; The Long Urban War - Operation Banner, 1969-2007; Urban Death Trap - The Russian Army in Grozny, 1995; Invading the Urban Sanctuary - Operation Defensive Shield and the Battle for Jenin, 2002; Systematic Urban Warfare - 'Ready First' in Ramadi, 2006-07; and Urban Combat in the 21st Century.

1 vol, 232 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-dj, available mid to late November 2012 ......$25.00

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