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A Far-Flung Gamble Havana 1762, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPRID15
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    ABOUT THIS PRODUCTAt the height of the Seven Years' War, Great Britain made an audacious strike at the heart of Spanish colonial power in the Caribbean. Gathering troops from bases in Britain and Canada and sailing across the Atlantic in secrecy was an incredible feat. The raid on Havana took Spanish colonial forces completely by surprise and following vicious fighting, the city defences at El Moro collapsed. Havana, the jewel in the Spanish colonial crown, now belonged to Britain. The success...

    A Fistful of Kung Fu - Hong Kong Movie Wargame Rules, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPOWG6
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      ABOUT THIS PRODUCTA Fistful of Kung Fu brings the hyper-kinetic, bullet-spraying, demon-slaying, kung-fu-fighting action of Hong Kong movies and Asian cinema to the wargames tabletop. In a modern world walking a precarious line between the advances of next-generation technology and the tradition and mysticism of ancient cultures, Kung Fu schools face off in no-holds-barred tournaments, corporations hire agents and spies to steal each other's secrets, overworked SWAT teams respond to gunfights...

      African American Soldier in the Civil War, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR114
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        African American Soldier In Cw by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR114Warrior 114Author: Mark LardasIllustrator: Peter DennisAbout this bookApproximately 200,000 African Americans fought for the Union during the Civil War. Initially, many white soldiers doubted their bravery and skill; they were soon proved wrong. The United States Colored Troops performed countless acts of courage, most famously at the battle of Fort Wagner where the 54th Massachusetts marched forth and scaled the parapets, only to...

        American Bomber Crewman 1941-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR119
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          American Bomber Crewman 1941-5 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR119Gregory Fremont-Barnes examines the lives of the American Bomber Crewmen of the Eighth Air Force, 'The Mighty Eighth', who manned, maintained and repaired the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses and the B-24 Liberators that flew from the airfields of England. He highlights the physical and psychological strain placed on these men, who required brute strength to control the aircraft on long bombing missions and extraordinary...

          American Colonial Rangers The Northern Colonies 1724-64, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR85
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            American Colonial Rangers The Northern Colonies 1724-64 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR85Warrior 85Illustrator: Gary ZabolyAbout this bookThis title examines the development of the Colonial Rangers in this period, and shows how they were taught to survive in the woods, to fight hand-to-hand, to scalp a fallen foe, and to fight across all types of terrain and in all weather conditions. Based on previously unpublished source material, it paints a vivid picture of the life, appearance and...

            Anglo-Saxon Thegn AD 449?1066, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR5
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              Author: Mark HarrisonIllustrator: Gerry EmbletonAbout this bookThe collapse of Roman rule in Britain was not so much a sudden catastrophe as a long and drawn-out decline. The 'Celtic' Britons retreated gradually to the highland areas of Wales, Cornwall and the south-west of Scotland. Control of the fertile eastern lowlands was lost to warriors of Germanic origin who migrated from the Continent. These Germanic conquerors have become known to history as the 'Anglo-Saxons'. They were to dominate...

              ANZAC Infantryman 1914-15: From New Guinea To Gallipoli, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR155
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                Author: Ian SumnerIllustrator: Graham TurnerAbout this bookThis title explores the recruitment, training, and combat experiences of the famous ANZAC infantry in the opening years of World War I. When war broke out in 1914, men rushed to the colours even before their governments had formally offered troops to Britain. The decision to employ the ANZACs in the Dardanelles came as a complete surprise, but the events at the Anzac and Suvla beach-heads quickly revealed the discipline and bravery of...

                Ashigaru 1467?1649, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR29
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                  ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThe ashigaru were the foot soldiers of old Japan. Although recruited first to swell an army's numbers and paid only by loot, the samurai began to realise their worth, particularly with arquebuses and spears, until well-trained ashigaru made up a vital part of any samurai army. This book tells the story of the ashigaru for the first time, their origins, recruitment training and use in war. Stephen Turnbull draws on previously untranslated Japanese sources and unpublished...

                  Avenging Angel - John Browns Raid on Harpers Ferry 1859, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPRID36
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                    ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThe Harpers Ferry raid confirmed for many Southerners the existence of a widespread Northern plot against slavery. In fact, Brown had raised funds for his raid from Northern abolitionists. To arm the slaves, he ordered one thousand pikes from a Connecticut manufacturer. Letters to Governor Wise betrayed the mixed feelings people held for Brown. For some, he was simply insane and should not be hanged. For others, he was a martyr to the cause of abolition, and his quick trial...

                    Behind Soviet Lines - Hitlers Brandenburgers capture the Maikop Oilfields 1942, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPRID47
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                      ABOUT THIS PRODUCTIn the summer of 1942, following the invasion of Russia the previous year, Hitler's -Brandenburger' commando units undertook a daring operation deep inside Soviet-held territory. Disguised as members of Stalin's NKVD, the secret police dreaded by most Soviet citizens and soldiers, the Brandenburgers passed unsuspected past the Red Army's checkpoints, before launching their surprise operation to seize the vital Soviet oil facilities around Maikop - delivering them intact into...

                      Blackbeards Last Fight - Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPRID37
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                        ABOUT THIS PRODUCTIn April 1713 the War of the Spanish Succession came to an end. During the conflict hundreds of privateers - licenced pirates - preyed on enemy shipping throughout the Caribbean. These privateers now found themselves out of a job, and many turned to piracy. One of theme was Edward Teach - more popularly known as "Blackbeard-. He joined the pirates in New Providence (now Nassau) in the Bahamas, and by early 1717 he had become a pirate captain. From then on he caused havoc off...

                        Blue Division Soldier 1941?45 Spanish Volunteer on the Eastern Front, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR142
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                          Blue Division Soldier 1941-45 Spanish Volunteer on the Eastern Front by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR142Warrior 142Author: Carlos Caballero JuradoIllustrator: Ramiro BujeiroAbout this bookThe all-volunteer -Blue Division- was a formation that allowed Franco-s technically neutral Spain to support Nazi Germany-s invasion of Russia. Following initial training in Germany, the Blue Division-s units were sent to the Eastern Front in August 1941, where, after a 40-day march to the front, the...

                          British Paratroopers 1940-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR174
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                            ABOUT THIS PRODUCTInspired by the exploits of the German Fallschirmj_ger in the blitzkrieg campaigns, Winston Churchill called for the formation of a 5,000-strong Airborne Force in June 1940. From these beginnings The Parachute Regiment became one of the foremost units of the British Army both in World War II and up to the present day. This new history of the British Paratrooper, from 1940 to 1945, details the unique training, weapons and equipment used by these elite troops. A wealth of...

                            British Redcoat 2 1793-1815, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR20
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                              British Redcoat 2 1793-1815 by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR20Warrior 20Author: Stuart ReidIllustrator: Graham TurnerAbout this bookIn 1783 the British army struggled home from North America in a shattered condition. It had acquitted itself well, but its regiments were now woefully understrength, and it was not until 1789 that they were again fit for service. Little more than three years later, Republican France declared war, and, apart from two short periods, the army was to be heavily engaged...

                              Bronze Age Greek Warrior 1600-1100 BC, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR153
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                                Bronze Age Greek Warrior 1600-1100 BC by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR153More than a century has passed past since German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the treasures of Bronze Age Mycenae. The richly decorated artefacts of the entombed warriors, whose bodies still lay in their graves, confirmed that Homer's epic The Iliad was based upon true events, and that the Achaeans described in his poems probably did exist. Through a combined study of the mythical tradition,...

                                Byzantine Cavalryman C. 900-1204, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR139
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                                  Byzantine Cavalryman C. 900-1204 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR139Regarded as the elite arm of the military during the Middle Byzantine period, the cavalry executed high speed reconnaissance, agile arrow barrages and crippling blows to enemy formations. Its ranks were filled primarily through direct recruitment or hereditary service by holders of military lands, but in times of crisis irregulars would be temporarily enlisted. Few books provide any accessible study of the medieval...

                                  Byzantine Infantryman, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR118
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                                    Byzantine Infantryman by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR118The Byzantine Army was the closest the middle ages came to producing a military superpower. Built on a strong belief system emphasising stealth, surprise, swift manoeuvre and overwhelming force, the Byzantine infantryman was trained in survival, sword, spear and archery techniques and also land and sea combat and fighting within the foulkon 'turtle' formation. Timothy Dawson, an expert in the training and techniques of the...

                                    Carlsons Marine Raiders - Makin Island 1942, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPRID44
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                                      ABOUT THIS PRODUCTOn August 17-18, 1942, 211 men of the US Marine Corps' 2nd Raider Battalion conducted a daring amphibious raid on the Japanese-occupied Makin Island in the South Pacific. This ambitious but flawed operation was intended to divert Japanese reinforcements bound for Guadalcanal, over 1,000 miles to the southwest, in the wake of the US landings there ten days earlier; the Raiders were to destroy the seaplane base and radio station, take prisoners, and collect intelligence....

                                      Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR150
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                                        Carthaginian Warrior 264-146 BC by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR150By the outbreak of the First Carthaginian War, Carthage controlled the whole coast of northern Africa. At first, the core of the Carthaginian armies was made up of armed citizens, backed by levies from tributary allies and foreign mercenaries. Later, the mercenaries would become the backbone of these armies. This book explores the heterogeneous mixture of races within the Carthaginian forces, and discusses their...

                                        Celtic Warrior, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR30
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                                          Celtic Warrior by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR30Warrior 30Author: Stephen AllenIllustrator: Wayne ReynoldsAbout this bookIn the 1st century BC, Strabo wrote of the Celts: 'The whole race... is madly fond of war, high-spirited and quick to battle... and on whatever pretext you stir them up, you will have them ready to face danger, even if they have nothing on their side but their own strength and courage'. This book gives an insight into the life of the Celtic warrior, and his experience of battle...

                                          Certain Death in Sierra Leone - The SAS and Operation Barras 2000, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPRID10
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                                            ABOUT THIS PRODUCTIn September 2000 the notorious militia gang, -West Side Boys' kidnapped eleven British soldiers in Sierra Leone and Operation Barras was launched as the rescue operation. Fast roping in from helicopters, the SAS soldiers engaged in a heavy firefight with the militia, killing several, and capturing their leader. Meanwhile the Paras advanced on foot, fighting their way through a village to recover the Land Rovers abandoned by the kidnapped soldiers. The operation was a...

                                            Comanche 1800-74, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR75
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                                              Comnache 1800-74 by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR75Warrior 75Author: Douglas V MeedIllustrator: Jonathan SmithAbout this bookIn the 18th and 19th centuries, the numerous tribes of mounted Comanche warriors were the Lords of the Southern Plains. For more than 150 years, these ferocious raiders struck terror into the hearts of other plain tribes, Mexican villagers and Anglo settlers in frontier Texas. Their dominion stretched from southern Colorado and Kansas into northern Mexico. This book...

                                              Confederate Artilleryman 1861-65, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR34
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                                                Confederate Artilleryman 1861- by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR34Warrior 34Author: Philip KatcherIllustrator: Bill YounghusbandAbout this bookIn the heady days of the rush to arms in 1861, comparatively few Southern men volunteered for service in the artillery: most preferred the easily accessible glory of the infantry or cavalry. Yet those that did quickly earned the respect of their fellow soldiers, and a reputation for being able to pull through deeper mud, ford deeper springs, shoot faster,...

                                                Confederate Cavalryman 1861?65, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR54
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                                                  Confederate Cavalryman by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR54Warrior 54Author: Philip KatcherIllustrator: Gerry EmbletonAbout this bookThe southerner of the mid-19th century had been bred to ride horses. In addition the period southerner had long been used to handling firearms, through hunting for pleasure, food or simply for sport. The combination of these factors promised that when the southern states began to secede in December 1860, the cavalry would be a major combat arm. This title looks at how...

                                                  Continental Infantryman Of The American Revolution, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR68
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                                                    Author: John MilsopIllustrator: Steve NoonAbout this bookAmerica raised three distinct forces to win its revolution: untrained, short-service militiamen; state troops; and the regular Continentals. The latter were the backbone of the army, providing a disciplined and effective fighting force. Some infantrymen served with Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet as marines, while others fought conventionally in sieges and field battles. This book takes a close look at the Continental infantryman of the...

                                                    Dambusters - Operation Chastise 1943, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPRID16
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                                                      ABOUT THIS PRODUCTIn May 1943 a specially established RAF squadron made its permanent imprint on military aviation history by flying a high-risk, low level, nighttime attack against German hydro-electric dams vital to the Nazi armaments industry in the Ruhr Valley. A comparatively tiny part of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris' four-month-long "Battle of the Ruhr- this one raid had an impact totally out of proportion to the small number of aircraft involved. It highlights the synergy of...

                                                      Darbys Rangers 1942-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR69
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                                                        Darby's Rangers 1942-45 by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR69Warrior 69Author: Mir BahmanyarIllustrator: Michael WelplyAbout this bookThis title follows one recruit through commando, raiding and amphibious training in Scotland, and into action. It shows how the Rangers differed from the standard infantryman in both their combat mission and their combat skills, and how tactics were modified in the light of lessons learned. The experiences of battle covered include the Rangers' first action during the...

                                                        Desert Rat 1940-43: British And Commonwealth Troops In North Africa, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR160
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                                                          Author: Tim MoremanIllustrator: Steve NoonAbout this bookThe Desert Rats earned their famous nickname fighting against Axis forces in North Africa. At first the name referred to troops of the 7th Armoured Division, but later expanded to cover all Commonwealth troops: British, Australian, New Zealand and Indian, who fought in the desert from 1940_43. This book opens with a look at the unique conditions that the Desert Rats encountered in the Western Desert, then examines the recruitment and...

                                                          Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR156
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                                                            Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR156The prototypical 'Roman Legionnaire' often seen on television and in movies is actually the product of nearly a millennium of military development. Far back in the Bronze Age, before the city of Rome existed, a loose collection of independent hamlets eventually formed into a village. From this base, the earliest Roman warriors launched cattle raids and ambushes against their enemies. At some point during this time, the...

                                                            English Medieval Knight 1300?1400, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR58
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                                                              Author: Christopher GravettIllustrator: Graham TurnerAbout this bookThe 14th-century knight lived in a century of change, in terms of both recruitment methods and the appearance of fighting men. This book describes all aspects of the knight's life, including his training in the castle yard and the hard knocks of tournaments. The knight's daily routine on campaign is explored along with the role of mercenary knights, the motivation of knights in the field and the influence of chivalry. The book...

                                                              English Medieval Knight 13th C, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR48
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                                                                English Medieval Knight 13th C by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR48The 13th century was a time of change for knights in England. They were faced with rising costs and increasing demands on their time for local government because of their very status in society, until knighthood itself was sometimes avoided. This period saw as well the development of the tournament from the wild team events of the early years of the century to the single jousts with blunt lance. Campaign life in the 13th...

                                                                French Napoleonic Infantryman, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR57
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                                                                  French Napoleonic Infantryman by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR57Warrior 57Author: Terry CrowdyIllustrator: Christa HookAbout this bookThis title draws on contemporary testimonies of life in Napoleon's army, documenting the reality of conscription, training, camp life and combat action for the common infantry soldier. In contrast to most works on this period, it calls into question the propagandist views expounded by numerous Bonapartists - the romantic notion of La Gloire is very much tempered by...

                                                                  French Poilu 1914-18, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR134
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                                                                    French Poilu 1914'18 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR134Warrior 134Author: Ian SumnerIllustrator: Giuseppe RavaAbout this bookDuring World War One the French Army was in a state of disarray, plagued by indiscipline, mutinies and desertion. The ordinary French citizens that were called upon to defend their motherland ' the Poilu ' were disrespected and demoralized, and the infamous mutinies of 1917 by the Poilu were not protests against the war itself, but against how the war was...

                                                                    French Resistance Fighter, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR117
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                                                                      French Resistance Fighter by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR117Working as an underground force, the French Resistance was initially formed spontaneously from scattered groups of the displaced and discontent. As the war progressed the Resistance developed into a secret army, terrorizing the occupying forces and would-be collaborators alike although they were unprotected by the Geneva Convention and faced torture and execution if captured. Striking photographs, coupled with first-hand...

                                                                      French Revolutionary Infantryman 1791-1802, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR63
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                                                                        French Revolutionary Inf 1791 by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR63Warrior 63Author: Terry CrowdyIllustrator: Christa HookAbout this bookThis title, a prequel to Warrior 57 French Napoleonic Infantryman 1803-15, concentrates on the period from the storming of the Bastille in 1789 until Bonaparte's election as Consul for Life in 1802. The meticulously researched text provides an authentic portrait of military life during the Revolution and beyond, with excellent use of contemporary sources, including...

                                                                        French Warship Crews 1792-1805, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR97
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                                                                          French Warship Crews 1792-1805 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR97This book gives a detailed and authentic account of the life and experiences of French warship crews from the Revolution up to Trafalgar. It describes the recruitment and composition of crews, the different duties performed and the living conditions they had to endure at sea. Their experiences of fighting the British are covered in depth; from preparing the ship for action, to the violent discharges of heavy calibre guns,...

                                                                          Frontier Militiaman in the Ware of 1812, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR129
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                                                                            Frontier Militianman In War by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR129Warrior 129Author: Ed GilbertIllustrator: Adam HookAbout this bookThe great military effectiveness of semitrained local militia is one of the enduring myths of American military history. In this book Ed Gilbert reveals the truth behind this myth, shedding light on who these frontier men actually were and their role in the war of 1812. He chronicles how untrained and ineffective militia forces were transformed into a formidable fighting...

                                                                            Galloglass 1250-1600, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR143
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                                                                              Galloglass 1250-1600 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR143 Warrior 143Author: Fergus CannanIllustrator: Sean O-BrogainAbout this bookGalloglass, from the Gaelic galloglaigh for 'foreign warriors', were mercenaries from the Western Isles of Scotland who fought in the retinues of Irish magnates from the mid-13th century until the early 17th century. This work looks at the clan and family structures of the galloglass, their performance in battle, their weapons and armor and how these were...

                                                                              Gebirgsjager German Mountain Trooper 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR74
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                                                                                Gebirgsjager Ger Mtn Trooper by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR74Warrior 74Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Darko PavlovicAbout this bookFew branches of the German armed forces were represented on so many fronts as the mountain infantrymen, or Gebirgstruppen. From the Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1940, through the invasions of the Balkans and Russia and the North African campaign, to the defence of the Reich 1944-45, the Gebirgsj'ger earned a reputation for reliability and courage. Typically each...

                                                                                German Infantryman (2) Eastern Front 1941-43, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR76
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                                                                                  German Infantryman 1941-43 by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR76Warrior 76Author: David WestwoodIllustrator: Elizabeth SharpAbout this bookIn this second volume examining the German infantryman before and during World War 2, post-1941 training, weapons, equipment, combat experiences and medical care are examined. The 'faceless' German soldier who struggled through bitter fighting up to and including Stalingrad retains his identity both as a human being and as a vital part of the Wehrmacht's order of...

                                                                                  German Infantryman 1933-40, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR59
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                                                                                    German Infantryman 1933-40 by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR59Warrior 59Author: David WestwoodIllustrator: Adam HookAbout this bookThe common German infantryman played a crucial role in the events that led to the outbreak of war, and the burden of duty lay on his shoulders during the opening moves of the conflict, in the invasion of Poland, the conquest of Norway and Denmark, the Low Countries and France. The Wehrmacht was unstoppable in this period, as it defeated almost every country that took...

                                                                                    German Infantryman Eastern Frt, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR93
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                                                                                      German Infantryman Eastern Frt by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR93Warrior 93Author: David WestwoodIllustrator: Elizabeth SharpAbout this bookThis third volume of a successful mini-series examines the German Infantryman in the latter part of World War II. Despite being constantly in retreat, often short of equipment, sometimes hungry, cold and wet, and the overwhelming numbers of Soviet troops and armour facing him, the German Infantryman's resistance was always fierce, and although constantly...

                                                                                      German Pionier 1939-45, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR146
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                                                                                        German Pionier 1939-45 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPWAR146 Warrior 146Author: Gordon L RottmanIllustrator: Carlos ChagasAbout this bookThe German Army of World War II collectively referred to its various engineer units as Pioniere (Pioneers). This organization included Pioniertruppen (Pioneer Troops), Bautruppen (Construction Troops), Eisenbahntruppen (Railway Troops), and Technische Truppen (Technical Troops). They were first and foremost assault troops, and construction workers...

                                                                                        German Security & Police Soldier, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR61
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                                                                                          German Security & Police Soldi by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR61Warrior 61Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Velimir VuksicAbout this bookThe security units of the Third Reich were many and diverse, yet often an oversimplified view is projected of these organisations. This title provides a detailed and informed picture of the variety of operations and duties, as well as the motivation and behaviour of the men involved. It charts the experiences of typical World War II security forces and...

                                                                                          Gladiators, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR39
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                                                                                            Gladiators by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR39Warrior 39Author: Stephen WisdomIllustrator: Angus McBrideAbout this bookFrom the high-walls and cheering crowds of the Coliseum to the dark dungeons where prisoners spent their last peaceful moments, Konstantin Nossov brings the world of the Roman gladiator to life. Using the latest research, Konstantin reconstructs the history of these men who battled for the entertainment of the masses, covering the evolution of gladiatorial combat, the types of...

                                                                                            Gothic Serpent - Black Hawk Down Mogadishu 1993, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPRID31
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                                                                                              ABOUT THIS PRODUCTThis book tells the story of Task Force Ranger - a unit of US Rangers and Special Forces - and their attempt to capture the lieutenants of the Somali warlord Muhamed Farrah Aideed, during the 1993 United Nations' humanitarian relief mission. What started as a simple snatch-and-grab mission quickly degenerated into a desperate battle for survival when US Black Hawk helicopters were struck by rocket-propelled grenades and crashed into the streets of Mogadishu. Racing to save...

                                                                                              Greek Hoplite 480-323BC, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR27
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                                                                                                Greek Hoplite 480-322bc by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR27Warrior 27Author: Nicholas SekundaIllustrator: Adam HookAbout this bookThe Greek hoplite, the archetypal spear-armed warrior, is perhaps the most prevalent figure in our view of the 'Golden Age' of Ancient Greek civilisation. It was during this period that the state began to take greater responsibility for military organisation, and the arming and equipping of its citizens. From the victory at Marathon over Darius of Persia, through bitter...

                                                                                                Grey Wolf U-Boat Crewman WW II, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR36
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                                                                                                  Grey Wolf U-Boat Crewman Ww-Ii by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR36Warrior 36Author: Gordon WilliamsonIllustrator: Darko PavlovicAbout this bookThe scourge of Allied shipping during World War II, the U-Boot Waffe was one of the most feared components of Hitler's war machine, yet the Kriegsmarine was the least political branch of the Third Reich. The sailors of the U-boat arm were courageous, highly skilled seamen, who fought a war in the toughest conditions: subject to immense tension, and forced to...

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