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Acre 1291, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM154
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    Acre 1291 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM154Campaign 154Author: David NicolleIllustrator: Graham TurnerAbout this bookIn April 1291, a Mamluk army laid siege to Acre, the last great Crusader fortress in the Holy Land. For six weeks, the siege dragged on until the Mamluks took the outer wall, which had been breached in several places. The Military Orders drove back the Mamluks temporarily, but three days later the inner wall was breached. King Henry escaped, but the bulk of the defenders and most...

    Actium 31 BC Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM211
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      Actium 31 BC Downfall of Antony and Cleopatra by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPCAM211Campaign 211Author: Si SheppardIllustrator: Christa HookAbout this bookIn 32 BC, the Roman Republic descended into civil war between the forces of the Octavian in the west and the famous lovers Cleopatra and Marc Antony in the East. Acting quickly, Octavian managed to trap his foes in the Gulf of Actium. In the ensuing battle, Anthony and Cleopatra manage to escape, but their military forces and their hopes...

      Adrianople AD 378, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM84
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        Adrianople 378 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM84Campaign 84vAuthor: Simon MacDowallIllustrator: Howard GerrardAbout this book'Never, except in the battle of Cannae, had there been so destructive a slaughter recorded in our annals.' Thus the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus recorded the battle of Adrianople, which spelled the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire. Such a crushing Roman defeat by Gothic cavalry proved to the Empire, as well as to the Goths themselves, that the migratory...

        Agincourt 1415, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM9
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          Agincourt 1415 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM9Campaign 9Author: Matthew BennettAbout this bookAgincourt is one of the most evocative names in English military history. Henry V's forces were tired, hungry, and faced a French army three to six times more numerous. However, they possessed several advantages, and English success resulted from the combination of heavily armoured men-at-arms with troops armed with the infamous longbow - the havoc this weapon wreaked was crucial. Using original...

          Alexander The Great 334-323bc, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM7
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            Alexander The Great 334-323bc by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM7Campaign 7Author: John WarryAbout this bookAlexander of Macedonia was undoubtedly one of the greatest generals of all time. This book, by John Warry, an expert on the warfare of the Classical world, examines the principle battles of Alexander's campaigns in detail. The battles of the Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, Hydaspes and the difficult siege of Tyre are all discussed at length. These careful studies shed light on Macedonian tactics:...

            Amiens The Black Day Ger Army, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM197
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              Amiens The Black Day Ger Army by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPCAM197The battle of Amiens was the turning point of World War I, confirming to all that the strategic initiative had decisively returned to the Allies. The battle heralded the arrival of new strategic, tactical and operational methods of attack for the Allies. Most importantly, by the time the battle ended on 11 August the desire of the German leadership to continue the war had been shattered. In this book Alistair McCluskey...

              Antietam 1862, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM32
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                Antietam 1862 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPCAM32Antietam was one of the critical battles of the American Civil War. The fortunes of the South were riding high after the resounding victory at Second Manassas. While Bragg and Kirby Smith invaded Kentucky, Lee's invasion of Maryland was intended to maintain the Southern offensive momentum and to win the recognition of the European powers. But his bold plan was compromised - and at the Antietam River the Army of Northern Virginia was...

                Anzio 1944, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM155
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                  Anzio 1944 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM155Campaign 155Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Peter DennisAbout this bookIn January 1944, the Allies decided to land at Anzio in order to overcome the stalemate at Cassino.This amphibious landing has become one of the most controversial campaigns of World War II. Questionable decisions by the Allied leadership led to three months of World War I-style trench warfare, and the entire beachhead suffered from continuous German observation and bombardment....

                  Appomattox 1865, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM279
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                    ABOUT THIS PRODUCTFrom an internationally renowned expert on US history, this highly illustrated title details the curtain-closing campaign of the American Civil War in the East. Ulysses S Grant's Army of the Potomac and Robert E Lee's Army of Northern Virginia faced up to one another one last time, resulting in Lee conducting a desperate series of withdrawals and retreats down the line of the Richmond and Danville Railroad, hoping to join forces with General Joseph E. Johnston's Army of...

                    Ardennes 1944, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM5
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                      Ardennes 1944 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM5Campaign 5Author: James ArnoldAbout this bookThe 'Battle of the Bulge' was the last major German offensive in the West. Three armies attacked through the Ardennes, the weakest point in the American lines - and almost broke through. This title describes the planning of the attack and the course of events, including the defence of Bastogne and the heroic delaying actions fought by GIs supposed to be in a 'quiet' sector of the front. In spite of serious...

                      Arnhem 1944, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM24
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                        Arnhem 1944 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM24Campaign 24Author: Stephen BadseyAbout this book'Market Garden' was one of the most audacious, and ultimately controversial, operations of the Second World War - a joint penetration, by an armoured column and a large-scale airborne drop, to punch a decisive hole in the German defences. If it had succeeeded, the war could have ended in 1944. Yet the two-pronged attack failed in its objectives. This book details how, instead of being relieved after 48...

                        Assaye 1803, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM166
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                          Assaye 1803 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM166Campaign 166Author: Simon MillarIllustrator: Peter DennisAbout this bookWellington said that of all his battles Assaye, fought during the Second Maratha War (1803-05) in central India, was 'the bloodiest for the numbers that I ever saw'. A small British force, under Major-General the Honourable Arthur Wellesley (as Wellington was then known), crossed into Maratha territory in March 1803 to restore the Peshwa to his throne. On September 23, Wellesley...

                          Atlanta 1864, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM290
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                            ABOUT THIS PRODUCTOn September 3, 1864, Union Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman telegraphed the War Department in Washington, D.C., "Atlanta is ours, and fairly won.??_??__??_??___ The capture of the heart of the south the day before was the end of a fiercely fought four-month campaign in the Western Theater of the Civil War and caused jubilation throughout the North. More importantly for the Union cause, it propelled President Abraham Lincoln to reelection two months later.In this volume...

                            Auldearn 1645, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM123
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                              Auldearn 1645 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM123Campaign 123Author: Stuart ReidIllustrator: Gerry EmbletonAbout this bookIn August 1644, at the height of the First English Civil War, John Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, raised the standard of Royalist rebellion in Scotland. In a single year he won a string of remarkable victories with his army of Irish mercenaries and Highland clansmen. His victory at Auldearn, the centrepiece of his campaign, was won only after a day-long struggle and heavy...

                              Balaclava 1854, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM6
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                                Balaclava 1854 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM6Campaign 6Author: John SweetmanAbout this bookThe port of Balaclava was crucial in maintaining the supply lines for the Allied siege of Sevastapol. The Russian attack in October 1854 therefore posed a major threat to the survival of the Allied cause. This book examines in detail the crucial battle of Balaclava, including: the attack on the redoubts; the action of the thin red line in which an assortment of about 700 British troops, some invalids,...

                                Bar Kokhba Revolt Ad 132-135, Osprey Publishing, Item Number OSPCAM310
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                                  In AD 132, Shim'on Ben Koseba, a rebel leader who assumed the messianic name Shim'on Bar Kokhba ('Son of a Star'), led the people of Judaea in open rebellion, aiming to establish their own independent Jewish state and to liberate Jerusalem from the Romans. During the ensuing 'Bar Kokhba War' (AKA the Second Jewish War), the insurgents held their own against the crack Roman troops sent by Emperor Hadrian for three-and-a-half years. The cost of this rebellion was catastrophic: hundreds of...

                                  Battle Of The Boyne 1690, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM160
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                                    Battle Of The Boyne 1690 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM160Campaign 160Author: Michael McNallyIllustrator: Graham TurnerAbout this bookIn April 1685, James II ascended the English throne. An overt Catholic, James proved unpopular with his Protestant subjects, and a group of nobles invited the Dutch prince William of Orange to take the throne in the Glorious Revolution of 1688; James II fled to France. James returned in 1689, a French fleet landing him at Kinsale in Ireland. On 14 June 1690,...

                                    Battle Of The Bulge 1944, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM145
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                                      Battle Of The Bulge 1944 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM145Campaign 145Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrators: Howard Gerrard Peter DennisAbout this bookThe Ardennes offensive in December 1944, known to history as the 'Battle of the Bulge', was the decisive campaign of the war in North-West Europe. When the attack in the north by 6th Panzer Army failed, Hitler switched the focus of the offensive to General Manteuffel's 5th Panzer Army farther south. Overwhelming the green US 106th Division, German...

                                      Battles Of The Bulge 1944, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM115
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                                        Battles Of The Bulge 1944 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM115Campaign 115Author: Steven J ZalogaIllustrator: Howard GerrardAbout this bookThe Battle of the Bulge was the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II. The Ardennes fighting was Hitler's last gamble on the Western Front, crippling the Wehrmacht for the remainder of the war. In the first of two volumes on the Ardennes campaign Steven Zaloga details the fighting in the northern sector around St Vith and the...

                                        Bayonne & Toulouse 1813-14, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM266
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                                          ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThe news of Wellington's momentous victory at Vitoria on 21 June 1813 reached London in early July. Celebration spawned an expectation of a rapid conclusion to events in the Peninsula. His Majesty's Government gave authority for Wellington to invade France and made noises and plans for the redeployment of the Peninsular Army in support of Russia and Prussia. Wellington, however, did not see things in quite the same way. His army was worn out and there remained sizeable French...

                                          Berlin 1945 - End of the Thousand Year Reich, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM159
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                                            Berlin 1945 - End of the Thousand Year Reich

                                            Blanc Mont Ridge 1918, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM323
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                                              The dominating Blanc Mont Ridge complex in the Champagne region of France was home to some of the most complex German defences on the Western Front. Its heights offered artillery observation that made even approaching the ridge virtually suicidal.?Pessimistic about the ability of depleted and demoralized French units to capture the position, G?n?ral Henri Gouraud was granted the use of two American divisions: the veteran 2nd "Indianhead? Division, including the 4th (Marine) Brigade, and the...

                                              Borodino 1812, Napoleons Gamble, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM246
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                                                Author: Philip HaythornthwaiteIllustrator: Peter DennisAbout this bookThe battle of Borodino was one of the greatest encounters in European history, and one of the largest and most sanguinary in the Napoleonic Wars. Following the breakdown of relations between Russia and France, Napoleon assembled a vast Grande Arm_e drawn from the many states within the French sphere of influence. They crossed the river Neimen and entered Russian territory in June 1812 with the aim of inflicting a sharp...

                                                Boston 1775, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM37
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                                                  Boston 1775 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPCAM37The British assault on Breed's Hill and the burning of Charlestown were the first major battles of the American Revolution; after the events at Boston there was no turning back. This detailed text by Brendan Morrissey explores the opposing commanders and forces involved, whilst describing how the sparks at Lexington and Concord ignited the smouldering resentment of the Colonists into the flame of a rebellion. Colonist militia were pitted...

                                                  Bosworth 1485, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM66
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                                                    Bosworth 1485 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPCAM66The battle of Bosworth effectively put an end to the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses. Guiding the reader from the campaign-s origins to its aftermath, and covering the commanders and forces of King Richard III and Henry Tudor, this is a complete treatment of one of the most important events in English history. Shakespeare was to immortalize the battle and Richard-s death in Richard III, and the life and reign of the last...

                                                    Boudiccas Rebellion Ad 60-61: The Britons Rise Up Against Rome, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM233
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                                                      Author: Nic FieldsIllustrator: Peter DennisAbout this bookWhen the Romans occupied the southern half of Britain in AD 43, the Iceni tribe quickly allied themselves with the invaders. Having paid tribute to Rome, they continued to be ruled by their own kings. But 17 years later when Prasutagus, the king of the Iceni, died the Romans decided to incorporate his kingdom into the new province. When his widow Boudicca protested, she _was flogged and their daughters raped_, sparking one of the most...

                                                      Brandy Station 1863, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM201
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                                                        Brandy Station 1863 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPCAM201The road to Gettysburg began at Brandy Station on 9 June 1863. Early on that morning, General Pleasanton launched his men across the Rappahannock at Beverley-s Ford to the north of Brandy Station and Kelly-s Ford to the south. General JEB Stuart was caught unaware by these maneuvers and his lines and headquarters were nearly overrun until reinforcements helped to stabilize the situation. Following 12 hours of bitter fighting the...

                                                        Brittany 1944: Hitlers Final Defenses in France, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM320
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                                                          One of the prime objectives for the Allies following the D-Day landings was the capture of sufficient ports to supply their armies. The original Overlord plans assumed that ports along the Breton coast would be essential to expansion of the Normandy beach-head. This included the major ports at Brest and on Quiberon Bay.

                                                          Burma Road 1943-44, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM289
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                                                            Burma Road 1943-44 from Osprey Publishing Item Number:OSPCAM289 Author: Jon Diamond Illustrator: Peter Dennis Short code: CAM 289 Publication Date: 20 Jan 2016 Number of Pages: 96Myitkyina was a vital objective in the Allied re-conquest of Burma in 1943-44. Following the disastrous retreat from Burma in April 1942, China had become isolated from re-supply except for the dangerous air route for US transports over the Himalaya Mountains. The Burma Road, which ran from Lashio (south of Myitkyina)...

                                                            Caen 1944, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM143
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                                                              Caen 1944 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM143Campaign 143Author: Ken FordIllustrator: Peter DennisAbout this bookOne of the key objectives of British forces on D-Day was the capture of the strategically vital city of Caen. General Montgomery saw Caen as the key to Normandy and the springboard for the Allied breakout, but so did the Germans and the city did not fall. It took three major offensives and more than 30 bloody days of struggle to finally take Caen. In the process the city was...

                                                              Cambrai 1917 The Birth of armoured warfare, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM187
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                                                                Cambrai 1917 The Birth Armoure by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPCAM187This crucial new study on one of the seminal events in military history dispells many of the myths surrounding Cambrai 1917. Common perception classifies it as the 'world's first tank battle' but Alexander Turner shows us that the true importance of Cambrai was that it saw the first use of armour as an operational shock tactic. With this, the conduct of war was irrevocably changed. The battle also heralded the combined...

                                                                Camden 1780: The Annihilation of Gates Grand Army
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                                                                  Camden 1780: The Annihilation of Gates Grand Army from Osprey Publishing Item Number: OSPCAM292 About this Product As the American Revolution continued, the British refocused their fight on the southern colonies in the hopes of triggering an outbreak of loyalism that would sweep the rebels aside. Under Sir Henry Clinton they captured Savannah at the end of 1778, and Charleston in May 1780, with Lord Cornwallis being left in command with just 8,500 men under him. Too thinly spread to guard the...

                                                                  Cassino 1944, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM134
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                                                                    Cassino 1944 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM134Campaign 134Author: Ken FordIllustrator: Howard GerrardAbout this bookThe battle for Cassino was probably the most bitter struggle of the entire Italian campaign. The dominating peak of Montecassino crowned by its magnificent but doomed medieval monastery was the key to the entire Gustav Line, a formidable system of defences that stretched right across the Italian peninsula. This position completely dominated the Liri valley and Route 6, the...

                                                                    Catalaunian Fields AD 451
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                                                                      ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThe battle of the Catalaunian Fields saw two massive, powerful empires square up in a conflict that was to shape the course of Eurasian history forever. For despite the Roman victory, the Roman Empire would not survive for more than 15 years following the battle, whilst the Huns, shattered and demoralized, would meet their downfall against a coalition of German tribes soon after. This book, using revealing bird's-eye-views of the plains of Champagne and detailed illustrations...

                                                                      Chattanooga 1863, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM295
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                                                                        Following the disastrous defeat at Chickamauga, Union forces were in disarray and the tactically vital Chattanooga was under siege and on the brink of falling. Secretary of War William Stanton ordered Ulysses Grant to send the Army of Tennessee to reinforce Chattanooga. Grant had already reacted.The situation was dire. It required outstanding leadership to rescue the situation. President Abraham Lincoln decided Grant was the man for the occasion. In early October, Grant was promoted to command...

                                                                        Cherbourg 1944, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM278
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                                                                          ABOUT THIS PRODUCTSteven Zaloga offers up a rigorous and absorbing study of the first major Allied operation in Normandy after the D-Day landings - the capture of Cherbourg. Blending expert analysis, specially commissioned artwork and illustrative maps, this book tells the story of the bitter struggle to capture this vital point. Cherbourg was recognized by both the German and Allied High commands as crucial to the Allied foothold in Normandy - it was the nearest major port and was desperately...

                                                                          Colenso 1899, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM38
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                                                                            Colenso 1899 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM38Campaign 38Author: Ian KnightAbout this bookIn 1899 Great Britain was at the height of its Imperial power. The Queen Empress had been on the throne for more than 50 glittering years, and her domain touched upon every continent. Yet, even at this pinnacle of Imperial pomp and majesty, the British army, guardian of the Empire in countless wars across the globe, was destined to be humiliated by poorly-organised citizen militia consisting of men whom the...

                                                                            Constantinople 1453, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM78
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                                                                              Constantinople 1453 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM78Campaign 78Author: David NicolleIllustrator: Christa HookAbout this bookThis title details the epic four-month siege of the city of Constantinople, last vestige of the once mighty Roman and Byzantine Empires. Mehmet 'The Conqueror' led an army of 80,000 men with a massive siege train against the city. Defending were a mere 10,000 men under the Emperor Constantine XI. The Turkish artillery battered the ancient city walls mercilessly, levelling a...

                                                                              Cowpens 1781, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM283
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                                                                                This is a blistering account of the battle of Cowpens, a short, sharp conflict which marked a crucial turning point in the American Revolution. With Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and the British troops in hot pursuit, Daniel Morgan, leading a small force of 700 Continentals and militia, chose the Cowpens as the battlefield in which to make a stand. The two forces clashed for barely more than 45 minutes, yet this brief battle shaped the outcome of the War in the South and decisively influenced the...

                                                                                Crecy 1346, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM71
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                                                                                  Crecy 1346 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM71Campaign 71Author: David NicolleIllustrator: Graham TurnerAbout this bookThe Battle of Crecy was the first major land battle of the Hundred Years War. It pitted the French army, then considered the best in Europe, and their miscellaneous allies against the English under King Edward III and the 'Black Prince', who as yet had no great military reputation; this was the battle where he 'won his spurs'. The Genoese crossbowmen were outshot by the English...

                                                                                  Crete 1941, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM147
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                                                                                    Crete 1941 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM147Campaign 147Author: Peter AntillIllustrator: Howard GerrardAbout this bookOperation Mercury, the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May 1941, was the first strategic use of airborne forces in history. The assault began on 20 May, with landings near the island's key airports, and reinforcements the next day allowed the German forces to capture one end of the runway at Maleme. By 24 May, the Germans were being reinforced by air on a huge...

                                                                                    D-Day 1944 #4 Gold & Juno, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM112
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                                                                                      D-Day 1944 #4 Gold & Juno by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM112Campaign 112Author: Ken FordIllustrator: Kevin LylesAbout this bookOperation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, was the greatest sea-borne military operation in history. At the heart of the invasion and key to its success were the landings of British 50th Division on Gold Beach and Canadian 3rd Division on Juno Beach. Not only did they provide the vital link between the landings of British 3rd Division on Sword Beach and the...

                                                                                      Darwin 1942, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM304
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                                                                                        On 19 February, just eleven weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor and two weeks after the fall of Singapore, the same Japanese battle group that had attacked Hawaii was ordered to attack the ill-prepared and under-defended Australian port of Darwin. Publishing 75 years after this little-known yet devastating attack, this fully illustrated study details what happened on that dramatic day in 1942 with the help of contemporary photographs, maps, and profiles of the commanders and machines...

                                                                                        Defenses of Bermuda 1612-1995, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPFOR112
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                                                                                          Due to its location in the western North Atlantic some 600 miles off the Carolinas and halfway between Halifax in Canada and Jamaica in the West Indies, the island of Bermuda was a key naval haven for the Royal Navy over the centuries. It was vital for the Navy first in the development of its American colonies, then during its rivalry with the United States, and finally as allies with the United States. The need to defend its 64 miles of coastline and ports has resulted in the construction of...

                                                                                          Demyansk 1942-43, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM245
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                                                                                            Denmark & Norway 1940, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM183
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                                                                                              Denmark & Norway 1940 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPCAM183On 9 April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark, and then Norway, in an attempt to guarantee security of Scandinavia's vital mineral resources for their war industry. This assault, Operation Weser-bung, represented the first joint air-land-and-sea campaign in the history of warfare, and was the only such campaign planned by the Wehrmacht high command, including all three services of the Wehrmacht. This book describes the events of...

                                                                                              Dieppe 1942, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM127
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                                                                                                Dieppe 1942 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM127Campaign 127Author: Ken FordIllustrator: Howard GerrardAbout this bookThe Dieppe raid of August 1942 is one of the most controversial actions of World War II. Operation 'Jubilee' was a frontal assault on a fortified port landing the latest equipment and armour directly on to the beach. The main force would destroy the port facilities while other smaller landings dealt with anti-aircraft and coastal batteries. The raid itself turned into a fiasco. The...

                                                                                                Downfall 1945, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM293
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                                                                                                  As the final month of fighting in Europe in 1945 dawned the Allies embarked upon a series of mopping up operations, destroying the last centres of German resistance as the essentially defeated Wehrmacht fought on in increasingly desperate conditions, driven on by the explicit no surrender order issued by Hitler. Yet at the same time, the Allied alliance was already on shaky ground, as German resistance was crushed the Allies began to eye each other nervously across a battletorn Europe, with...