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The Battle of Waterloo

By: A Near Observer

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000390

ISBN: 1472805895

Condition: New


From the team that brought you the bestselling Bradshaw's Handbook comes another fantastic facsimile reproduction - The Battle of Waterloo. First published in the months after the battle, this unique title gives an unprecedented glimpse into how the battle of Waterloo was viewed in its immediate aftermath. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the battle, this is a collection of reports of the battle from all sides, records of the orders issued to both armies, the official gazette sent by Wellington, the firsthand accounts of French marshals, sobering lists of those killed in the... View more info

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Challenge of Battle: The British Army's Baptism of Fire in the First World War

By: Adrian Gilbert

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001985

ISBN: 1472810597

Condition: New


In this timely new book, Adrian Gilbert clears away the layers of sentiment that have obscured a true historical understanding of the 1914 campaign to provide a full, unvarnished picture of the British Expeditionary Force at war. Previous assessments of the BEF have held to an unshakeable belief in its exceptional performance during the battles of 1914. But closer examination of the historical record reveals a force possessing some key strengths yet undermined by other, significant failings. Within an authoritative and well-paced campaign narrative, Challenge of Battle re-evaluates the army's ... View more info

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The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (1): Nationalist Troops #495 Osprey Men at Arms

By: Alejandro De Quesada

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 002909

ISBN: 1782007822

Condition: New


The Spanish Civil War, 1936-39, was the curtain-raiser to World War II, and the major international event of the 1930s. It was the first great clash of 20th-century ideologies, between the rebel Nationalist army led by General Franco (right-wing, and aided by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy), and the Republican army of the government (left-wing, and aided by the Communist Soviet Union and many volunteers from liberal democracies). Three years of widespread campaigns involved the most modern weapons available (submachine guns, mortars, artillery, tanks, and combat aircraft operating in direct su... View more info

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Commonwealth Cruisers 1939-45 #226 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003357

ISBN: 1472805011

Condition: New


In the early 20th century Britain's largest colonies established their own small naval presence, and their ships fought alongside the Royal Navy during World War I. These fleets were expanded during the inter-war years, and in 1939 the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy willingly joined the fight on behalf of the British Commonwealth. For the most part these small navies consisted of a few cruisers and destroyers, designed to protect territorial waters and local sea lanes. However, these warships and their crews soon found themselves involved in a glo... View more info

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U-47 in Scapa Flow: The Sinking of HMS Royal Oak 1939 #33 Osprey Raid

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003359

ISBN: 1472808908

Condition: New


At the outset of World War II, Scapa Flow was supposed to be the safe home base of the British Navy - nothing could penetrate the defences of this bastion. So how, in the dead of night, was Gunther Prien's U-47 able to slip through the line of protective warships to sink the mighty Royal Oak? This book provides the answer with an account of one of the most daring naval raids in history. Drawing on the latest underwater archaeological research, this study explains how Prien and his crew navigated the North Sea and Kirk Sound to land a devastating blow to the British. It reveals the level of dis... View more info

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Taranto 1940: The Fleet Air Arm's Precursor to Pearl Harbor #288 Osprey Campaign

By: Angus Konstam

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472808967

ISBN: 1472808967

Condition: New


The Royal Navy's attack on Taranto in 1940 heralded a new age of warfare. It was the decisive moment in a struggle for dominance of the Mediterranean that had gone on for months, as the British and Italian navies both looked to secure maritime supply routes for their colonies. With the enormous demands of a global war beginning to tell, the British capital ships were simply too thinly spread for a large fleet action against Taranto, where the bulk of the Italian fleet lay menacingly. How was the Royal Navy to eliminate the threat of the Regia Marina? This is the story of one of World War II's ... View more info

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Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 7th - 11th Centuries #64 Osprey Duel

By: Angus Konstam and Peter Dennis

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000429

ISBN: 147280757X

Condition: New


For four hundred years the Byzantine Empire's naval forces vied with the warships of the Islamic world for mastery of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this confrontation were the fighting vessels of the two powers, the Byzantine dromon and the Arabic shalandi, both oared warships. In those four centuries of warfare between two major maritime powers, both the Byzantines and the Arabs left us records of their doctrine and tactics, as well as of how their ships were built. Featuring full-colour artwork and rigorous analysis from an authority on naval warfare, this enthralling book offers a glim... View more info

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Storming Monte la Difensa - The First Special Service Force at the Winter Line, Italy 1943 #48 Osprey Raid

By: Brett Werner

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000435

ISBN: 1472807669

Condition: New


In December 1943 Monte La Difensa was part of the formidable German defences overlooking the Allies' planned route to Rome via Monte Cassino. In the First Special Service Force's first combat in the Mediterranean theater, the Force would employ its special training in mountain and winter warfare to scale the peak, capture it, and then hold it against the inevitable German counterattacks. Astonishing their superiors, the First Special Service Force succeeded in the face of seemingly impossible odds, but suffered a 77 percent casualty rate. Their victory, founded on their aggressive doctrine and... View more info

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The Pacific War: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa

By: Captain Dale Dye and Robert O'Neill

Price: $16.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001963

ISBN: 1472810619

Condition: New


On December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes appeared from the clouds above Pearl Harbor and fundamentally changed the course of history; with this one surprise attack the previously isolationist America was irrevocably thrown into World War II. This definitive history reveals each of the major battles that America would fight in the ensuing struggle against Imperial Japan, from the naval clashes at Midway and Coral Sea to the desperate, bloody fighting on Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Each chapter reveals both the horrors of the battle and the Allies' grim yet heroic determination to wrest victory fr... View more info

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Riot Control Vehicles: 1945-Present #219 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Chris McNab

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000433

ISBN: 1472805151

Condition: New


Fully illustrated with a mixture of dramatic archive photos and manufacturers' images, this volume covers the little-known history of riot control vehicles. It explores the world of these vehicles from 1945 through to the present day - from adapted military armoured cars such as the Humber Pig (UK) and BRDM (Soviet Union) to the fully computerized systems of the Russian Lavina-Uragan and Canadian INKAS Armored Riot Control Vehicle - showing how their development and deployment has blurred the lines between civilian actions and military operations. It charts how the vehicles have evolved in ter... View more info

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The Flamethrower #41 Osprey Weapon

By: Chris McNab

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002013

ISBN: 1472809025

Condition: New


The focus of this book is a weapon that has literally placed the power of fire in human hands - the man-portable flamethrower. This formidable weapon first saw battlefield use in the hands of German troops during World War I, and went on to arm the forces of many countries in World War II and beyond. Capable of inflicting horrific injuries - or of using up the oxygen supply inside a building, causing the occupants to suffocate - it projected a stream of flammable liquid, which could be 'bounced' off the interior surfaces of tunnels, buildings and other defended structures to reach deep inside ... View more info

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ORC Warfare # Open Book Adventures

By: Chris Pramas

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001962

ISBN: 1472810503

Condition: New


To defeat your enemy, you must understand him. This volume offers an indispensable analysis of the most vicious killers of all - orcs. Born and bred for war, they are an awful, brutish, violent species and, despite their constant infighting and backstabbing, their horde armies remain a dire threat to all races. To them, war is life. Beginning with an examination of the fighting methods of the individual orc warrior, the book expands to look at how they do battle in their small warbands and in vast armies. Using vivid, illuminating illustrations, it reveals the tactics, technology and dispositi... View more info

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Leyte 1944: Return to the Philippines #282 Campaign

By: Clayton Chun

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472806901

ISBN: 1472806905

Condition: New


The loss of the Philippines in 1942 was the worst defeat in American military history. General Douglas MacArthur, the 'Lion of Luzon', was evacuated by order of the President just before the fall, but he vowed to return, and in August 1944 he kept his word when he led what, at the time, was the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific War on the island of Leyte. This is the full story of that fateful battle, one of the most ferocious campaigns of World War II and one of huge strategic and symbolic significance. In the face of stubborn Japanese resistance, including the first systematic use of... View more info

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Templar Knight vs Mamluk Warrior #16 Osprey Combat

By: David Campbell

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003391

ISBN: 1472813332

Condition: New


Step into the violent world of the 13th century, where the European states of the Levant battled with Muslim powers for control of Jerusalem. At the cutting edge of the conflict were the elite fighting men of the Crusader and Egyptian armies - the Knights Templar and Mamluk warriors, respectively. The Knights Templar were the most famous and formidable of all the Western Christian military orders, whilst the Mamluks were a slave caste whose fighting prowess had elevated them to the point of holding real political clout, threatening their Ayyubid masters who relied on them so desperately for mi... View more info

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France 1940 German Infantryman vs British Infantryman #14 Osprey Combat

By: David Greentree

Price: $22.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472812407

ISBN: 1472812409

Condition: New


When Hitler's forces poured into France and the Low Countries in 1940, the uneasy peace of the 'Phoney War' was shattered, and Europe was ripped apart by another Blitzkrieg. Forming the backbone of the German advance were the well-equipped Schutzen (Rifles), motorized infantry who embodied the essence of the fluid, swift warfare that had characterized World War II thus far. Facing them were infantrymen of the British Expeditionary Force, units of considerable fighting quality who had nevertheless received no special training to conduct combined-arms warfare in conjunction with armour. This stu... View more info

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US Marine vs NVA Soldier - Vietnam 1967-68 #13 Combat

By: David R. Higgins

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002005

ISBN: 1472808991

Condition: New


In 1967 - 68, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) was on the front line of the defence of South Vietnam's Quang Tri province, which was at the very heart of the Vietnam conflict. Facing them were the soldiers of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA), men whose organization and equipment made them a very different opponent from the famous, irregular Viet Cong forces. From the 'Hill Battles' in April 1967 to the struggle for the city of Hue (January - March 1968) this bloody campaign forced the two sides into a gruelling trial of strength. The USMC held a general technological and logistical advanta... View more info

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Undaunted : Normandy # Osprey Games

By: David Thompson and Trevor Benjamin

Price: $59.95

Publisher: USA, Osprey Publishing: 2019

Seller ID: 9781472834706

ISBN: 1472834704

Condition: New


A two-player deck-building war game, pitting players against one another in the European theatre of World War II. June, 1944. Through the D-Day landings, the Allies have seized a foothold on the beaches of Normandy. Now you must lead your troops forward as you push deeper into France and drive the German forces back. You will face intense resistance, machine gun fire, and mortar bombardment, but a great commander can turn the situation to their advantage! Undaunted- Normandy is a deck-building game that places you and your opponent in command of American or German forces, fighting through a ... View more info

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Helmand to the Himalayas: One Soldier's Inspirational Journey

By: David Wiseman and Nick Harding

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000240

ISBN: 1472809130

Condition: New


"From the war torn valleys of Afghanistan to the frozen peaks of the Himalayas, David Wiseman's incredible story is an inspiration to us all." Andy McNab David Wiseman was the first soldier on the scene of one of the most devastating attacks on British soldiers in Afghanistan, witnessing the horrific aftermath of an attack on unsuspecting troops by a rogue element of the Afghan police, which left five men dead and nine wounded, shaking the British forces in Helmand to the core. Only a few weeks later, and haunted by what he had experienced, David was once again fighting shoulder to shoulder wi... View more info

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BF 109e/F vs Yak-1/7: Eastern Front 1941-42 #65 Duel

By: Dmitriy Khazanov and Aleksander Medved

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001542

ISBN: 1472805798

Condition: New


Featuring first-hand accounts from veteran pilots, rare archival photographs and expert analysis, this volume brings to life the vicious dogfights that took place between the Bf 109 and the Yak as they vied for mastery of the frozen skies of the Eastern Front. Step into the cockpit of the Luftwaffe's Bf 109 and the Red Air Force's Yaks 1-7, two fighters which were involved in some of the largest, fiercest aerial battles in history. The Iconic Messerschmitt fighter and its combat hardened pilots administered a fearful drubbing to the Yaks in the beginning of the war. Some of the highest scorin... View more info

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Fall Gelb 1940 (2) Airborne Assault on the Low Countries #265 Osprey Campaign

By: Doug Dildy

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000423

ISBN: 1472802748

Condition: New


The great blitzkrieg campaign of May/June 1940 saw German forces pour through Holland and Belgium to confront the French and British. The assault was audacious; it relied on speed, feinting and manoeuvre as much as superior force, and in the end these qualities were to prove decisive to German success. Featuring vivid illustrations, illuminative bird's eye views and maps, this book charts the unfolding of an unprecedented 'lightning war', which saw the first ever airborne assault at a strategic level, and the largest clash of armour to date. Never in the history of warfare had the clash betwee... View more info

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Patriot Militiaman in the American Revolution 1775-82 #176 Warrior

By: Ed Gilbert and Catherine Gilbert

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001541

ISBN: 1472807545

Condition: New


The American Revolution was a momentous conflict, the outcome of which would influence the birth of a nation. Army regulars fought in massive and famous battles from New England to Virginia, but in the South a different kind of warfare was afoot. Local militia, sometimes stiffened by a small core of the Continental Line, played a pivotal role. This lesser-known war ultimately decided the fate of the Revolution by thwarting the British "Southern strategy". In this book, the authors uniquely focus on the history of their own ancestors, who fought for the South Carolina Militia, to show just how... View more info

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Gallipoli: Command Under Fire

By: Edward J. Erickson

Price: $39.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000401

ISBN: 1472806697

Condition: New


Unique among World War I campaigns, the fighting at Gallipoli brought together a modern amphibious assault and multi-national combined operations. It took place on a landscape littered with classical and romantic sites - just across the Dardanelles from the ruins of Homer's Troy. The campaign became, perhaps, the greatest 'what if' of the war. The concept behind it was grand strategy of the highest order, had it been successful it might have led to conditions ending the war two years early on Allied terms. This could have avoided the bloodletting of 1916-18, saved Tsarist Russia from revolutio... View more info

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Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company's War in Vietnam

By: Eric Poole

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000394

ISBN: 147280791X

Condition: New


There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. It is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades: Leslie Sabo Jr. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involved in intense, bloody engagements such as the battle for Hill 474 and the Mother's Day Ambush. Beginning with their deployment... View more info

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Armies of the War of the Triple Alliance 1864-70: Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina #499 Osprey Men at Arms

By: Gabriele Esposito

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000431

ISBN: 1472807251

Condition: New


The War of the Triple Alliance is the largest single conflict in the history of South America. Drawing Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay into conflict the war was characterized by extraordinarily high casualty rates, and was to shape the future of an entire continent - depopulating Paraguay and establishing Brazil as the predominant military power. Despite the importance of the war, little information is available in English about the armies that fought it. This book analyzes the combatants of the four nations caught up in the war, telling the story of the men who fought on each side, il... View more info

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Armies of the Medieval Italian Wars 1125-1325 #523 Osprey Men-at-Arms

By: Gabriele Esposito

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Osprey: 2019

Seller ID: 9781472833402

ISBN: 1472833406

Condition: New


The great powers of medieval Europe fought continuously in the Italian peninsula between the 12th and 14th centuries as they sought to expand their territory. Invading armies from Germany - the Holy Roman Empire - saw the creation of the defensive Lombard League of northern Italian city-states. These struggles resulted in conflicts between rival confederacies, which in turn proved to be the catalysts for developments in organisation and tactics. Italian urban militias became better organised and equipped, the Imperial armies went from being mostly German to multi-national forces, and both side... View more info

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A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 #111 Combat Aircraft

By: Gary Wetzel

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001877

ISBN: 1472805739

Condition: New


The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan. Featuring numerous first-hand accounts and photography from those who experienced the conflict, along with imagery from official military archives, this book offers a unique and detailed insight into the record of the A-10 in one of the 21st Century's most significant conflicts. Initially, the A-10 Thunderbolt was not a favourite of the USAF, which, prior to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, was hoping to shunt this Cold ... View more info

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The SAS in World War II

By: Gavin Mortimer

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001968

ISBN: 1472808754

Condition: New


The SAS are among the best-trained and most effective Special Forces units in existence. This book is the incredible story of their origins, told in their own words. During the summer of 1941, a young Scots Guard officer called David Stirling persuaded MEHQ to give its backing to a small band of 60 men christened 'L Detachment'. With a wealth of stunning photographs, many from the SAS Regimental Archives, the book captures the danger and excitement of the initial SAS raids against Axis airfields during the Desert War, the battles in Italy and those following the D-Day landings, as well as the ... View more info

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The Hand Grenade #38 Osprey Weapon

By: Gordon L. Rottman

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000437

ISBN: 1472807340

Condition: New


Allowing the user to inflict damage on his opponent within throwing range without leaving cover, the portable, lethally efficient hand grenade is a ubiquitous weapon of modern warfare, and has now found its way into law-enforcement arsenals too. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork and an array of revealing photographs of grenades in use and in close-up, this engaging study explores and assesses the origins, development, combat use, and lasting legacy of the formidable military hand grenade. View more info

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Victory 1945: Western Allied Troops in Northwest Europe #209 Osprey Elite

By: Gordon L. Rottman

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472809476

ISBN: 1472809475

Condition: New


Even when Western Allied troops gained a foothold in Normandy, World War II in Europe was far from over. The route to Germany's interior and the Nazis final surrender was long, arduous and blood-stained. The Wehrmacht's stubborn resistance and the shocking losses suffered by US, British, Canadian and 'Free European' troops meant that the Allies had to adapt and refine small-unit tactics, battle-drills, and their use of weapons and munitions. The troops who finally met up with the Red Army in Germany were a very different fighting force to the one that struggled up the beaches of northern Franc... View more info

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Werewolves: A Hunter's Guide

By: Graeme Davis

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 000417

ISBN: 1472808584

Condition: New


Werewolves reveals the shocking role that werewolves have played in some of history's most significant events. Fear the full moon; for on that day of lunacy the terrible wrath of the werewolves is unleashed. For thousands of years, from ancient Greek chronicles to modern news reports, from the depths of the darkest forests to dimly lit city streets, these dread beasts have stalked us in the realms of shadow and nightmare. Now, they are awakening. This book is the only thing standing between humanity and an overwhelming horde of snarling, ferocious lycanthropes. It reveals the secret societie... View more info