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African American Troops Ww-Ii, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI158
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    About half a million African Americans served overseas during World War II, almost all in segregated second-line units. This artificially limited their potential contribution, but their work - especially along the logistic lifelines of the fighting divisions - was vital. This book summarizes the service of these men and women; and it also focuses on the small proportion who, remarkably, overcame prejudicial barriers to reach the battlefields in combat units of the US forces and Coast Guard....

    Afrikakorps 1941-43, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI34
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      Afrikakorps 1941-43 by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI34Elite 34Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Ronald VolstadAbout this bookThe campaign in North Africa between September 1940 and May 1943 holds not only an enduring fascination for postwar generations; but also a perhaps unique degree of nostalgia for some surviving participants. The campaign was no less costly in terms of human lives and material than many others; but regret at the cost is accompanied by positive memories in the minds of...

      Allied WW-II Sabotage Devices, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI184
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        Allied WW-II Sabotage Devices by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPELI184Elite 184Author: Gordon L RottmanIllustrator: Peter DennisAbout this bookFollowing Churchill"s directive to 'set occupied Europe ablaze,' the SOE and later its American sister organization, the OSS, were deployed across the continent. Outnumbered, surrounded and in great peril, these brave agents were armed with a wide variety of devices to help them achieve their objectives, including numerous pieces of sabotage equipment...

        American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI174
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          American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPELI174Elite 174Author: Sean McLachlanIllustrators: Gerry Embleton Samuel EmbletonAbout this bookWhile the giant armies of the Union and the Confederacy were fighting over cities and strategic strongholds, a large number of warriors from both sides were fighting, smaller, more personal battles. Beginning with the violent struggle known as -Bleeding Kansas- armed bands of irregular fighters began to wage war in every corner...

          American Civil War RR Tactics, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI171
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            American Civil War Rr Tactics by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPELI171The American Civil War was the world's first full-blown 'railroad war'. The well-developed network in the North was of great importance in serving the Union armies' logistic needs over long distances, and the sparser resources of the South were proportionately even more important. Both sides invested great efforts in raiding and wrecking enemy railroads and defending and repairing their own, and battles often revolved...

            Ancient Assyrians, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI39
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              Ancient Assyrians by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI39Elite 39Author: Mark HealyIllustrator: Angus McBrideAbout this bookFor the greater part of the period from the end of the 10th century to the 7th century BC, the Ancient Near East was dominated by the dynamic military power of Assyria. At the zenith of its rule Assyria could lay claim to an empire that stretched from Egypt in the west to the borders of Iran in the east and encompassed for the first time in history, within the realm of a single...

              Apache Tactics 1830-86, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI119
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                The Apache culture of the latter half of the 19th century blended together the lifestyles of the Great Plains, Great Basin and the South-West, but it was their warfare that captured the imagination. This book reveals the skilful tactics of the Apache people as they raided and eluded the much larger and better-equipped US government forces. Drawing on primary research conducted in the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, this book reveals the small-unit warfare of the Apache tribes as they...

                Armies of Baltic Independence War1918-20
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                  Immediately following the end of World War I, amid the collapse of the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires, bitter fighting broke out in the Baltic region as Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania struggled for their independence, and Red and White Russian armies began their civil war. There were also German forces still active in what had been the northern end of Germany's Eastern Front. This book offers a concise but detailed introduction to this whole theatre of war,...

                  Armies of Russias War in Ukraine
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                    About this Osprey Publishing BookIn February 2014, street protests in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities led to the ousting of the Russian-backed President Yanukovych. The so-called Euromaidan Revolution saw many changes to Ukraine's constitution, but the violent reaction in the east and south of the country led to armed counter-revolution, unofficially backed by Russia.This conflict is the essential example of Russia's new policy of 'hybrid warfare', which blends propaganda, misinformation, and...

                    Attila & Nomad Hordes, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI30
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                      Attila & Nomad Hordes by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI30Elite 30Author: David NicolleIllustrator: Angus McBrideAbout this bookOf all the conquerors who swept out of Central Asia, two names stand out in European memory ' Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan the Mongol. Both are remembered for massacres and devastation; yet whereas Genghis is also famous for the laws he imposed on half of Asia and for the trade which flourished under Mongol rule, Attila's notoriety seems unrelieved by positive...

                      Bachem Ba 349 Natter
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                        The Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a secretive, vertical take-off, single-seat rocket interceptor intended to offer high-speed defence of key targets. This radical aircraft offered Luftwaffe an inexpensive means with which to intercept and attack Allied heavy bombers using a vertically-launched, semi-expendable machine built of wood and armed with a nose-mounted ? honeycomb' battery of spin-stabilised air-to-air rockets as well as cannon armament. Launched vertically at 36,000ft per minute, the...

                        British Army in 1980S, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI14
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                          The British Army currently enjoys, both at home and abroad, the reputation of being one of the best in the world. Composed entirely of volunteers, its morale sustained by its curious and little-understood attitudes towards tradition, the British Army attracts respect and admiration from the military expert and the layman alike. Written and illustrated by a former British Army infantryman with 22 years' experience, this book details the Army's history, organization, uniforms and distinctions....

                          British Commanders Of WWII, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI98
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                            British Commanders Of Wwii by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI98Elite 98Author: Ian SumnerIllustrator: Malcolm McGregorAbout this bookThis book examines the key British commanders of World War II across the three branches of service. As well being provided with biographical details for each of the 24 commanders selected, we are given fascinating insights into their personalities and their style of command. Assessments of their combat records and performances under pressure are also supplied....

                            British Fleet Air Arm In WW II, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI165
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                              British Fleet Air Arm In WW II by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPELI165This is a concise history of the Royal Navy's air arm during World War II, from their Arctic convoys, to the battle of Malta, and the last raids on Japan. Amazingly, the Admiralty only had 406 operational pilots and eight carriers when war broke out, but a mere six years later there were over 3,000 operational pilots and 53 aircraft carriers patrolling the seas in every theatre of the war. This book charts the rapid...

                              British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI215
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                                In an age when infantry units manoeuvred and fought in rigid blocks, the idea of encouraging initiative and allowing a unit to 'skirmish' was regarded as revolutionary and fell out of favour in the years following the French-Indian and American Revolutionary wars. It was revived by far-sighted British and foreign-mercenary officers, who observed the way in which French Revolutionary armies deployed skirmishers to prepare the way for their assault columns.Offering a detailed analysis of the...

                                Buffalo Soldiers 1866-91, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI107
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                                  Buffalo Soldiers 1866-91 by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI107Elite 107Author: Ron FieldIllustrator: Richard HookAbout this bookAfrican-American soldiers played a decisive role in the US Army on the western frontier during the Plains Wars. First authorised by Congress in July 1866, they were organised into two cavalry and four infantry regiments, which were commanded by white officers. All were quickly nicknamed the 'Buffalo Soldiers' by their Cheyenne and Comanche enemies. These brave soldiers...

                                  Carthaginians 6th-2nd Cent Bc, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI201
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                                    About this Osprey Publishing BookCarthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive maritime trading empire all over the Western Mediterranean and beyond, increasingly defended by the best navy of the period. In the 6th century BC this came into confrontation with Greek colonists in Sicily, starting major wars that lasted through the 5th and 4th centuries, and involved much interaction with different Greek forces. During the 3rd century...

                                    D-Day Beach Assault Troops, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI219
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                                      In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the first of over 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed five beaches in Normandy against fierce German resistance. They were specially trained and task-organized in a range of different landing teams depending on their means of transport, their tasks, and the resistance they anticipated. The first assault infantry were accompanied by tankers, combat engineers, and other specialist personnel, to breach German obstacles, knock out defensive positions, and to defend...

                                      Division Leclerc:Column & Free by Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI226
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                                        General Leclerc' was the "nom de guerre" adopted by the Gaullist officer Philippe de Hautcloque, to protect his family in occupied France. He became France's foremost fighting commander, and his armored division (the '2e DB') its most famous formation. Starting as a small scratch force of mostly African troops organised and led by Leclerc in French Equatorial Africa, it achieved early success raiding Italian and German positions in co-operation with Britain's Long Range Desert Group. Following...

                                        Dornier Do 335
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                                          About this Osprey Publishing BookThe Dornier Do 335 was conceived as a high-speed, all-weather fighter, and represented the pinnacle of piston-engined aircraft design. The Do 335 was a big aircraft, weighing just over 10,000kg when laden with fuel, equipment, and pilot, yet powered by two Daimler-Benz DB 603 engines, it was capable of reaching a maximum speed of 750km/h at 6400 meters, making it the fastest piston engine aircraft produced in Germany during World War II.Some forty aircraft were...

                                          Douglas D-558, D-558-1 Skystreak and D-558-2 Skyrocket
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                                            About this Osprey Publishing BookThe six Douglas D-558 research aircraft, built as two variants, were produced for a US Navy and NACA collaborative project to investigate flight in the high subsonic and supersonic regimes and to develop means of coping with the dangerous phenomena of compressibility and pitch-up which had caused many accidents to early jets. Wind tunnels could not provide the necessary data so pilots had to risk their safety in experimental aircraft which, for their time,...

                                            Etruscans 9th-2nd Centuries BC
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                                              Ancient Rome had deep roots in the 'Villanovan' culture that we call today the Etruscans. Their long-lived civilization can be traced to 900-750 BC in north-west Italy. They were a sea-faring people trading with and competing against Greek and Phoenician peoples, including the Carthaginians. They were also a great land-based power, especially in the 'Classical' period, where they expanded their power north into the Po Valley and south to Latium. In the 6th century BC an Etruscan dynasty ruled...

                                              European Counter-TerrorismUnit, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI220
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                                                The Munich Olympics massacre in 1972 was a shock awakening to the public. In the decades since, European countries have faced a wide range of threats from Palestinian and home-grown terrorists, to the more recent world-wide jihadists. The threats they pose are widespread from aircraft hi-jacking and political assassinations to urban warfare against security forces, and murderous attacks on civilian crowd targets, forcing governments have had to invest ever-greater efforts in countering these...

                                                German Air Services 1914-18, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI135
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                                                  The Imperial German Army Air Service of World War I grew from just 500 men in 1914 to 80,000 in 1918, inventing in the process a wholly new form of warfare. The exploits of the first fighter -aces' have been widely celebrated, and have tended to overshadow the other, equally important branches of the fighting air forces - the reconnaissance and ground attack units, the airships and strategic bombers. This concise but fact- packed guide to both the Army and Naval Air Services - their command,...

                                                  German Special Forces Of World War Ii, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI177
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                                                    Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Mike ChappellAbout this bookA fascinating and long overdue study of the troops that made up Germany_s elite special forces of World War II. Such forces included the legenday Skorzeny Commandos who carried out audacious tasks such as the glider-borne rescue of Mussolini, and the kidnapping of the son of the Hungarian regent, Admiral Horthy. This book also includes details of lesser-known units such as the Brandenburgers, who operated behind enemy lines in...

                                                    Hatamoto Samurai Horse Foot Gd, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI178
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                                                      Each great samurai warlord, or daimyo, had a division of troops known as the Hatamoto, 'those who stand under the flag'. The Hatamoto included the personal bodyguards, the senior generals, the standard bearers and colour-guard, the couriers, and the other samurai under the warlord's personal command. Apart from bodyguard and other duties in immediate attendance on the daimyo, both horse and foot guards often played crucial roles in battle. Their intervention could turn defeat into victory, and...

                                                      Israeli Elite Units Since 1948, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI18
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                                                        In 1947, when the UN partitioned Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, the true war for Israel's existence began. Throughout the War of Independence the PAL'MACH (Hebrew abbreviation for 'Strike Companies') spearheaded Israel's forces. Disbanded in 1949, the PAL'MACH was replaced by other specialist units, including paratroop forces, the GOLANI Infantry Brigade, the Naval Commandos, and territorial and other reconnaissance commando formations. An acknowledged expert on the Israeli Defence...

                                                        Israeli Paratroopers 1954-2016, Osprey Publishing, Item Number OSPELI224
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                                                          From the creation of the first volunteer paratroop unit shortly after the birth of Israel and of the Israeli Defense Force, this arm of service has been recognized as elite. They have also been the first choice for daring special missions, and it is mainly from their ranks that Israel's Special Forces units have been recruited. A unique aspect of the Israeli military is the cross-posting of officers from the airborne, armoured and other units, to ensure that all unit commanders share their...

                                                          Italian Army Elite Units 1940-43, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI99
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                                                            Author: Pier Paolo BattistelliIllustrator: Johnny ShumateAbout this bookItalian military historian Pier Paolo Battistelli examines the elite and specialforces units of the Italian Army during World War II. This includes a vast array of troop types, including paratroopers, assault engineers, sea-landing and swimmer units, long-range recce and ski units, and even hand-picked Fascist _Mussolini_ units. It also delves into the specialist tank and armoured units that were created to emulate the...

                                                            Kaisers Warlords, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI97
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                                                              Kaiser's Warlords by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI97Elite 97Author: Ronald PawlyIllustrator: Patrice CourcelleAbout this bookThe turn of the 20th century saw Imperial Germany as essentially a militarist state, whose growing industrial resources and wealth were harnessed to the task of increasing German military power, at a time of aggressive expansionist diplomacy in competition with Britain and France. After her victories over Austria in the 1860s and France in 1870, Germany's General Staff...

                                                              KnightS Cross W/Diamond Recip, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI139
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                                                                On 28 September 1941, Hitler instituted a new, supreme class of the Knight's Cross decoration for gallantry and leadership: the Oak-Leaves with Swords and Diamonds. This award would be presented to only 28 soldiers, sailors and airmen, out of the approximately 15 million who served in the German armed forces. This title describes and illustrates all 28 of those men - from fighter aces and U-boat commanders, to the youngest generals in the Wehrmacht, and field marshals in command of army groups...

                                                                Knights At Tournament, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI17
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                                                                  Knights At Tournament by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI17Elite 17Author: Christopher GravettIllustrator: Angus McBrideAbout this bookLike all warrior classes throughout history medieval knights engaged in military games, partly in preparation for war and partly for pure sport. From their often brutal origins in the 10th century to the gaudy pageantry and eventual decline of the 15th and 16th centuries, tournaments were the centre of the knightly life. The image of the armoured and surcoated knight...

                                                                  Medieval Siege Warfare, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI28
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                                                                    During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles, ranging from small-scale affairs against palisaded earthworks to full-scale assaults on vast strongholds. Needless to say, the art of siege warfare assumed a unique importance to both invader and defender alike. In this title Christopher Gravett explores the different aspects of medieval siege warfare, from chivalrous formalities to 'surprise and treachery', in a...

                                                                    Modern Russian Army 1992-2016, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI217
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                                                                      Written by an internationally respected author with remarkable access to Russian-language sources and veterans, this study is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the growing power of Russia's military.

                                                                      Mounted Archers of the Steppe 600 BC?AD 1300, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI120
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                                                                        Author: Antony KarasulasIllustrator: Angus McBrideAbout this bookFor more than 2,000 years hordes of mounted nomadic archers from the vastness of the steppe and from Central Asia spewed out into China, the Middle East, and Europe. Feared and reviled, they were a formidable threat to the lands they invaded. Their influence on military history is incalculable: the whole foundation of late Classical and Medieval Western and Middle Eastern military thought was based on the reality of a highly...

                                                                        Napoleons Commanders (2), Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI83
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                                                                          Napoleon's Commanrers 2 by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI83Elite 83Author: Philip HaythornthwaiteIllustrator: Patrice CourcelleAbout this bookOn the Napoleonic battlefield victory or defeat could still depend on the skills, reactions and personalities of individual commanders. Even under a genius such as Napoleon the dispersal of his armies on campaign, and the lack of fast communications, left command and control of the different corps and divisions in the hands of his marshals and generals. This...

                                                                          Napoleons Commanders 1, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI72
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                                                                            Victory or defeat on the Napoleonic battlefield was dependant on the skills, reactions and personalities of individual commanders. Even under a military genius such as Bonaparte, the dispersal of his armies on campaign and the lack of fast communications left command and control of the different corps and divisions in the hands of his marshals and generals. Illustrating the appearance of more than two dozen of Napoleon's leading colleagues and subordinate commanders, this first in a pair of...

                                                                            Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI196
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                                                                              About this Osprey Publishing BookDuring the Napoleonic Wars all the major combatants fielded large numbers of light cavalry. These nimble, fast-moving regiments performed a variety of vital roles, from reconnaissance and keeping contact with the enemy during the movement of armies, to raiding, skirmishing, and the pursuit to destruction of beaten enemies. In practice, light cavalry were often also employed for battlefield charges alongside the heavy cavalry.Featuring period illustrations and...

                                                                              NelsonS Navy 1793-1815, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI48
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                                                                                Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars, the role of the Royal Navy should never be overlooked. The 'wooden walls' formed the country's first and most important line of defence, and ranged throughout the world to protect Britain's trade-routes and in support of the land forces and overseas possessions. This book covers the huge variations in uniforms not just in the Navy but the Royal Marines and Infantry regiments which served alongside naval...

                                                                                New Kingdom Egypt, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI40
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                                                                                  New Kingdom Egypt by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI40Elite 40Author: Mark HealyIllustrator: Angus McBrideAbout this bookBuilders of the Pyramids and most ancient of all the powers of the biblical world, the Egyptians remain one of history's most fascinating and enigmatic peoples. During the New Kingdom era, Egypt reached the peak of its power, wealth, and territory. Through the intensive military campaigns of Pharaoh Thutmose III (1490-1436BC), Palestine, Syria, and the northern Euphrates area in...

                                                                                  Northrop Flying Wings by Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPXPL10
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                                                                                    World War II brought a need for very long-range bombers and Northrop received a contract for a 172-ft span bomber, the B-35. Several of these were built, gradually evolving into the definitive XB-35 configuration. Testing revealed that the aircraft was invisible to radar, but engineers struggled to overcome the design challenges and several pilots were lost in crashes. While the program was cancelled in the 1950s, the concept extended into other highly innovative areas, such as the XP-56 and...

                                                                                    Persian Army 560-330bc, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI42
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                                                                                      Persian Army 560-330bc by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI42Elite 42Author: Nicholas SekundaIllustrator: Simon ChewAbout this bookThe Persian Empire grew in the vacuum left by Assyria's destruction of the Kingdom of Elam. Prince Teispes captured Anshan, once a stonghold of the Elamites. His father, Achaemenes is the person who is apparently responsible for training and organising the early Persian army and it is his name that is the beginning of the royal line of Achaemenian Kings. It is a dynasty...

                                                                                      Pike & Shot Tactics 1590-1660, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI179
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                                                                                        Throughout the 17th century large parts of Europe were depopulated during the wide-ranging and savage wars of religion and dynasty, involving all of the major powers. This was therefore a key period in the development of 'modern' infantry tactics, such as the use of pole-arms and muskets together hence the popular expression 'pike and shot'. These infantry tactics involved different national schools on thought and practice, and were tested bloodily in great battles. This title covers the...

                                                                                        Pirates 1660-1730, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI67
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                                                                                          Author: Angus KonstamIllustrator: Angus McBrideAbout this bookThis book gives an accurate picture of the pirates who sailed in the waters of the Caribbean and off the American coastline during the 'golden age' of piracy between 1660 and 1730. It traces the origins of piratical activity in the 16th century and examines the Boucaneer (Buccaneer) culture in Jamaica and Hispaniola. It details what drove individuals to a life of piracy, how they dressed, their weaponry, the ships they used and the...

                                                                                          Privateers & Pirates, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI74
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                                                                                            Privateers & Pirates by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI74Elite 74Author: Angus KonstamIllustrator: Angus McBrideAbout this bookFollowing the pirate scourge of the early 18th century, many sea captains took to privateering as a means of making money. A form of nationally sponsored piracy, it reached its peak during the American Revolution, when the fledgling American navy had to rely on privateers to disrupt British shipping between England and the rebellious colonies. Following peace in 1815, many...

                                                                                            Prussian Napoleonic Tactics, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI182
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                                                                                              Written by an expert on the Prussian army of the Napoleonic era, this is a fascinating insight into the 18th-century evolution of the Prussian forces into the war-winning troops of the final battles against Napoleon. Using contemporary materials including drill regulations, instructions, staff and regimental histories and after-action reports, this book provides a compelling history of Prussian tactics from 1792 until 1815. It includes studies of the professional Prussian army during the...

                                                                                              Queen Victorias Commanders, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI71
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                                                                                                Queen Victoria's Commanders by OspreyItem Number: OSPELI71Elite 71Author: Michael BarthorpIllustrator: Douglas AndersonAbout this bookMichael Barthorp's entertaining and authoritative study includes key commanders such as (India 1837-56) Charles Napier, Hugh Gough, Harry Smith; (Crimean War) Lord Raglan, James Scarlett, George Cathcart, John Pennefather; (Indian Mutiny) John Nicholson, Henry Havelock, Hope Grant, Colin Campbell; (India 1860-98) Frederick Roberts; (Africa) Robert Napier, Garnet...

                                                                                                Raiders of New France, North American Forest Warefare Tactics, 17th - 18th Centuries
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                                                                                                  Though the French and British colonies in North America began on a 'level playing field', French political conservatism and limited investment allowed the British colonies to forge ahead, pushing into territories that the French had explored deeply but failed to exploit. The subsequent survival of 'New France' can largely be attributed to an intelligent doctrine of raiding warfare developed by imaginative French officers through close contact with Indian tribes and Canadian settlers. The...

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