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In this newest edition of the Casemate catalog, we are pleased to present to you a great selection of forthcoming titles, which we hope you will enjoy as much as we do. In the following pages you will find our upcoming releases for the Spring 2014 season, and we are truly proud of the breadth and expertise of the titles—both Casemate’s own and those of our distributed lines. Additionally, with 2014 marking the start of the Centennial of World War I, our publishers have produced some exceptional works that justly honor and recognize the men and women who took part in the Great War. Also featured in this catalog for the first time are our newest distributed publishers, Clear Vue Publishing (UK), Military History Press (US), RN Publishing (Italy), and the Weider History Group (US). With titles on subjects ranging from fortifications and the Civil War to aviation and World War II, we are confident that these latest participants in our distribution program will earn your interest as well as ours. As always, we welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions, so please feel free to contact us for more information on these upcoming titles as well as books and ebooks on our backlist. You can email us at or visit our website at We look forward to hearing from you. Best Regards, The Casemate Sales & Marketing Team

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Into the Dark Water
The Story of Three Officers and PT-109
John J. Domagalski Made famous by her final commanding officer, John F. Kennedy, PT-109 is one of the most celebrated warships in American history. However, a full chronicle of PT-109’s wartime story has been lacking. Behind the familiar account of the future president and the boat’s violent demise is the little-known record under two previous officers during the swirling battles around Guadalcanal. In these nocturnal fights, when the Japanese navy was at its apex, America’s fast-boat flotillas would sally out to probe enemy strength, vying with enemy destroyers, who were similarly roaming the waters. It was constant hit-and-run and dodging between searchlights across Iron Bottom Sound, as the PT-boats darted in among the enemy fleet. Bryant Larson and Rollin Westholm preceded Kennedy as commanders of PT-109, and their fights with the brave ship and its crew hold second to none in the chronicles of US Navy daring. As the battles moved on across the Pacific the PT-boat flotillas gained confidence, even as the Japanese, too, learned lessons in how to destroy them. Under its third and final commander, Kennedy, PT-109 came a cropper as a Japanese destroyer suddenly emerged from a dark mist and rammed it in half. Two crewmen were killed immediately but Kennedy was able to shepherd his wounded and others to refuge. His gallantry cannot resist retelling, yet the courage of the book’s previous commanders have not till now seen the light of day. $29.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61200-234-7 eISBN: 978-1-61200-2354

The Normandy Battlefields
D-Day and the Bridgehead
Leo Marriot Simon Forty With their 70th anniversary just around the corner, the D-Day landings have lost none of their impact. Even today the vestiges of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall speak of the undertaking necessary for the Allies to gain a foothold in Normandy. In this beautiful new full-color book, the reader goes “onsite” to the sacred battleground from its scarred medieval villages to the remains of modern means of destruction. The huge armada that attacked left behind signs of their passage: from the huge caissons of the mulberry harbor to the memorials, graves and cemeteries that honor those who died on both sides. It is in memory of the dead that much of what can be seen on the ground survives, but as the last few survivors reach their 90s, a new audience requires information about the events of the past that can only come from seeing the ground where the battle was fought. The Normandy Battlefields details what can be seen on the ground using a mixture of media to provide a complete overview of the campaign. Maps highlight what has survived and what hasn’t; then-and-now photography allows comparisons with the images taken at the time and artwork provides graphic details of things that can’t be seen today. The book describes the area from Cherbourg to Le Havre by way of the key D-Day locations. It covers, wherever possible, the forces from both sides and the memorials to those young men who fought so many years ago. $29.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • color photos throughout • March 2014 • hardback 978-1-61200-231-6

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The Battle of the Bridges
The 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment in Operation Market Garden
Frank Van Luteren Operation Market Garden has been recorded as a complete Allied failure in World War II, an overreach that resulted in an entire airborne division being destroyed at its apex. However, within that operation were episodes of heroism that still remain unsung. On September, 17, 1944, the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, floated down across the Dutch countryside and proceeded to fight their way to vital bridges to enable the Allied offensive to go forward. The Germans knew the importance of the bridge over the Waal River at Nijmegen as well as James Gavin and his 82nd troopers did. Thus began a desperate fight for the Americans to seize it. The Germans would not give, however, and fought tenaciously in the town and fortified the bridge. On September 20 Gavin turned his paratroopers into sailors and conducted a daylight amphibious assault across the Waal River to secure the north end of the highway bridge in Nijmegen. German machine guns and mortars boiled the water on the crossing, but somehow a number of paratroopers made it to the far bank. Their ferocity thence rolled up the German defenses, and by the end of day the bridge had fallen. $32.95 • 336 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61200-232-3 eISBN: 978-1-61200-2330 This book draws on previously unpublished sources to shed light on the exploits of the “Devils in Baggy Pants” by Dutch author and historian Frank van Lunteren. A native of Arnhem, the author draws on nearly 130 interviews he personally conducted with veterans of the 504th, plus Dutch civilians and British and German soldiers, who here tell their story for the first time.

Stemming the Blitzkrieg
Hitler's Failure on the Road to Moscow, 1941
Victor Kamenir Winston Churchill once said, “History is written by the victors.” While this may generally be true, in the case of the Second World War in Russia it seems as if the reverse has been true, as history has been written by the defeated German generals. Even the name to the theater of operations, the Eastern Front, betrays a German-centric bias to the history of what in terms of magnitude should properly be called “the main event” of the war. Now, however, with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the opening up of Soviet archives a new generation of historians are able to present the rest of the story regarding the Russo-German War. As he did in his first book, The Bloody Triangle, author Victor Kamenir has delved deeply into these archives to present a balanced history of the central thrust of the German invasion of the USSR. He shows how the Red Army, despite being overmatched at the beginning of Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa, valiantly fought back, slowing the German offensive, strategically trading space of the vast Russian steppes for the vital time needed to regroup and prepare for the defense of the Soviet capital, and the counterattack that stopped the mighty German Wehrmacht literally at the gates of Moscow. $32.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61200-205-7 eISBN: 978-1-61200-2064 Many books extoll the German effort, which faced the “endless Russian hordes.” This book looks at that horde itself, who were in fact flesh-and-blood humans, and examines how in the face of admittedly superior German military expertise they were able to save their capital and homeland from a surprise onslaught from the West.


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Hammer of the North
The Rise and Decline of Sweden as a Military Superpower
Henrik O. Lunde There has been a recent trend in history to interpret the rise and fall of great powers in terms of economics, demographics, or geography. This is not always true because sometimes military skill can propel a nation to prominence, if it is simply able to crush its opponents on a battlefield. No better example arises than that of Sweden beginning in the 17th century, which held supremacy over northern Europe for 100 years without any technological, geographic or demographic advantages. This book describes how the Swedes arrived in continental Europe during the 30 Years War, under their king Gustavus Adolfus. Just in time to roll back the reactionary Catholic tide and buttress the Lutherans, the Swedes proved more innovative in battle than their opponents. This horrific war still exists in collective memory as the worst travail in German history, even worse than the world wars; however along with the salvation of Protestantism the emergence of the Swedes as a power to be reckoned with meant new geopolitical complications for the existing powers of Europe. Adolphus was eventually killed in battle, but a successor, Charles XII, renewed aggression as he found that no army on the Continent could stand against his legions. As later military leaders would find, however, the conquest of Russia comprised a considerable overreach, and Charles was eventually trapped and defeated deep in the Ukraine, at Poltava. In this work renowned military historian Henrik O. Lunde unveils a fascinating chapter in the foundation of Western history that is seldom seen or recognized by English or American readers.

$32.95 • 336 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp illustrations • July 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61200-242-2 eISBN: 978-1-61200-2439

A Few Lawless Vagabonds
Ethan Allen, the Republic of Vermont, and the American Revolution
David Bennet This work takes us beneath the veneer of the famous “Green Mountain Boys” to reveal the story of how a hardened army happened to be present in America’s northern colonies at the start of the Revolution. Under their first dynamic commander, Ethan Allen, the Green Mountain Boys indeed formed and fought against a larger power—the Colony of New York, which tried to make claim to Vermont land. Meantime Vermont itself was termed the “Hampshire Grants,” and was considered to be a part of that similarly nebulous New England territory. The Vermonters would have little of it and under Ethan Allen formed their own militia to combat encroachers from either side. Allen was not an innocent in the mix, and had his own agenda, including financial or landowning ones. But the spirit he and his men showed in defense of their isolated mountains has come to epitomize America’s own spirit of independence against any untoward or unwanted regime. When the Revolution against Britain arrived, the Green Mountain Boys were one of the few organized, experienced combat units Washington could call on from the northeast. They were immediately put to good use, seizing the British fortress at Ticonderoga and afterward helping to invade Canada. But in mid-1777 was declared the “Republic of Vermont,” sending a signal to all comers that those rustic fighters didn’t wish to be governed by anyone except themselves. Eventually the Vermonters would be persuaded to join the new nation itself, even if, as this fascinating book proves, they never considered that path such an easy one.

$32.95 • 336 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp illustrations • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61200-240-8 eISBN: 978-1-61200-2415

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The Lieutenant Don’t Know
One Marine’s Story of Warfare and Combat Logistics in Afghanistan
Jeffrey D. Clement In our wars since 2001 the term “front line” has long since lost its meaning, and the true combats have waged throughout the countries we’ve invaded, especially along the supply routes. Our opponents have not been able to stand with conventional forces, but instead attack inside our lines, their presence everywhere, if not always discernible. Into this mix of behind-the-lines attacks, combat logistics have played a larger role than ever. When he joined the Marines, Jeff Clement was not a high-speed, top-secret recon guy. A logistician instead, he led combat convoys across treacherous terrain in southern Afghanistan through frequent enemy attacks in order to resupply US and British positions. As such he and his vehicles were a constant target of the resistance, and each movement was a travail, often accompanied by thundering blasts as the insurgents paved their way with IEDs. Each movement was fraught with danger, even as each objective had to be met. As a Marine Corps lieutenant, he deployed to Afghanistan twice, and always found a learning curve, as men previously on the ground were more savvy, and the insurgents, there for the duration, were savvier still. $32.95 • 264 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61200-248-4 eISBN: 978-1-61200-2491 The Lieutenant Don’t Know provides a refreshing look at the nitty-gritty of what our troops have been dealing with in Afghanistan, from the perspective of a young officer who was perfectly willing to learn, and also take responsibility for his units in a confusing war where combat was not merely on the “front,” but all around, and looking over all their roads.

A Green Beret Medic’s War in Vietnam
Jerry Krizan Robert Dumont During the Vietnam War, U.S. Army Special Forces A-Teams were deployed to isolated outposts in the remote areas of South Vietnam. Their job was to recruit, train, and house members of the indigenous population while molding them into combat-ready fighting units. A-Teams consisted of up to 12 Green Beret soldiers who were experts in both combat and their individual military specialties. The role of the indigenous units was to provide border security, counter the Viet Cong insurgency in the countryside, provide intelligence on enemy troop-strength and when necessary engage elements of the invading North Vietnamese Army. Bac Si (the Vietnamese term for “medic”) is the story of Sgt. Jerry Krizan who was assigned to Special Forces Camp A-331 in the III Corps tactical zone, only 10 miles from the Cambodian border. Because of its proximity to a major north-south NVA infiltration route, there were constant enemy troop movements through the camp’s area of operations and A-331 itself came under attack on more than one occasion. $32.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp photos • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61200-246-0 eISBN: 978-1-61200-2477 The author meantime needed to accompany patrols and probes into enemy territory, not only prepared to provide aid but fight as a soldier if the squad was ambushed, or itself chose to attack. In this small-unit warfare against expert enemy, U.S. soldiers had to survive as best they could, with their only succor a Huey, and meantime on the ground by themselves against unknown opposition.


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Putting the World to Rights with Hired Guns
Al J. Venter Mercenaries have been a part warfare for centuries, and though the names have changed, continue to play a part in global military conflicts. In today’s world these “soldiers for hire” are an attractive alternative when Western governments are reluctant to put their militaries at risk for obscure causes that would otherwise be difficult to explain to their electorates. In this book noted author and foreign correspondent Al Venter provides a fascinating look at modern merc actions in the Middle East and Africa. From brushfire wars in the Congo to outright genocides in Biafra, highly skilled mercenaries were called upon to fight for order, and also for a living. Whether facing fanatics in Somalia or revolutionaries in Rhodesia, staving off cannibals in Sierra Leone or assisting a civil war in Angola the mercs put their lives on the line for a cause. Many mercenaries freelanced, but under talented freebooting leaders some groups became crack outfits. South Africa’s Executive Outcomes became a legend in its own time like a quasi-military itself, as it dispatched fighters throughout the continent. Like an ad hoc Foreign Legion, fighters came from all countries around the globe to participate in the combats. In the US, the publisher of Soldier of Fortune magazine organized repeated expeditions from Laos to Peru. In Afghanistan the renowned helicopter gunship pilot Nellis has recently lent his skills after almost singlehandedly defeating gruesome insurgencies in Africa.

$32.95 • 312 pages • 6 x 9 • 36pp color • March 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61200-244-6 eISBN: 978-1-61200-245-3

ÏMalloch’s Spitfire
The Story and Restoration of PK350
Nick Meikle Spitfire PK350 is the only late-mark Spitfire to have ever been restored to full flying status. She first flew as a restored aircraft on 29 March 1980 at the hands of one John McVicar ‘Jack’ Malloch. By then a legend in his adopted country Rhodesia, Malloch had been entrusted by the hierarchy of the Rhodesian Air Force to restore SR64, as she was then known. In two and half years, Jack Malloch and his trusted engineers completely restored SR64 to flying condition. The fact that she was fitted with a propeller made by a German company added a sweet irony to a project that had to contend with sanctions imposed by Britain and highlighted the enterprising spirit of the team. This was possible because Malloch had built up a charter airfreight company that assumed different guises to bypass sanctions. Malloch’s network facilitated his ability to manage such a project in his quest to fulfill a dream: to restore and once again fly a Spitfire which he had flown in the RAF during the Second World War. Fascinating insights are revealed in this account. From the test pilot who first flew her as PK350 on 25 July 1945 to the true ownership and vision for SR64 as a restored aircraft, the reader is taken on a journey through the aircraft’s complete life. For two years PK350 delighted those fortunate enough to see her fly, mostly round Salisbury airport. Then, on what was planned to be its last flight, Malloch’s Spitfire never returned to base.

$24.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 200 b/w and color illustrations, 6pp color aircraft profiles • April 2014 • paperback •978-1-61200-252-1 eISBN 978-1-61200-253-8

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Vintage Aviation Series Wings of War
An Airman’s Diary of the Last Year of the War
Rudolf Stark Translated by Claud W. Sykes $29.95 • 228 pages • 5 x 7.5 • December 2013 • hardback • 978-161200-187-6 • eISBN: 978-1-61200-1883 This is a rare day-to-day account by a young German squadron leader in Jagdstaffel 35 during the grim last year of the war. Originally published in 1933, it provides minute descriptions of kills, losses, and the Germans’ step-by-step retreat in the face of increasingly overwhelming Allied forces in the air. Brutally honest and vividly written, Stark’s account of the end-game of the Imperial German Army Air Service provides an intimate, front-row glimpse of the death-throes of a once feared corps. This book also contains reproductions of some of the author’s paintings depicting life on the Western Front.

German War Birds
Vigilant $29.95 • 288 pages • 5 x 7.5 • December 2013 • hardback • 978-1-61200189-0 • eISBN: 978-161200-1906 This book, originally written in 1931 by “Vigilant” (the pen name for Claude Sykes), tells the dramatic tales of air combat as fought by the best German pilots of the First World War. Manfred von Richthofen, Max Immelmann, Oswald Boelcke and other famous daredevil flyers are joined by the lesser-known but equally resourceful colleagues such as Rudolph von Eschwege and Hand Shuz, taking part in furious battles in the sky and close escapes on the ground when brought down on the wrong side of the lines. German War Birds contains some of the earliest information to appear after the war about air combat in the Middle East and Russia, as well as the Western Front, and about the significance of observation balloons as targets that were viciously attacked. The author focuses on the heart of the action and recreates the experiences of the airborne war with immediacy, excitement and a vivid turn of phrase, drawing the reader into events as they happen.

Fighter Pilot
“McScotch” $29.95 • 276 pages • 5 x 7.5 • December 2013 • hardback • 978-1-61200146-3 • eISBN: 978-161200-1470 “McScotch” himself describes his book and pays tribute to a colleague in this note, which appears at the front of the volume: “This book consists of the reminiscences of an ordinary fighter pilot of the R.F.C. who had the privilege of serving in one of the leading Fighter Squadrons and who had the honor of being the friend of the supreme fighter of all the Air Forces, that indomitable and lovable patriot, ‘MICK’ MANNOCK, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.” Available records and publications show “McScotch” himself as a fighter pilot with 40 Squadron, holding the rank of lieutenant and then captain. He is credited with 12 kills of German opponents. This is a detailed and exciting account of squadron life and shows the bravery and true comradeship of these flyers.

Wot a Way to Run a War!
The World War II Exploits and Escapades of a Pilot in the 352nd Fighter Group
Ted Fahrenwald $16.95 • 204 pages • 6x9 • photos • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-61200-254-5 • eISBN 978-1-61200-192-0 Ted Fahrenwald flew P-47s and P-51s with the famed 352nd Fighter Group during the critical tipping-point period of the air war over Europe. A classic devil-may-care fighter pilot, he was also a distinctively talented writer and correspondent. After a typical day of aerial combat and strafing missions over Nazi-occupied Europe—and of course, the requisite partying and creative mischief on base—Ted would sit in his Nissen hut at a borrowed manual typewriter and compose exquisitely humorous letters detailing his exploits in the air and on the ground to his family back home. But these letters are not the mundane missives of a homesick young man who missed his mother’s cooking. Rather, this educated and incurably comedic pilot detailed his aerial exploits in a hilarious, self-effacing style that he didn’t sanitize—much. Ted enthusiastically narrates the day-to-day rollercoaster ribaldry that was the natural M.O. of the young men who were tasked to kill Hitler’s Luftwaffe. His descriptions of near-constant drinking, skirt-chasing, gambling, and out-and-out tomfoolery put the lie to the notion of the Greatest Generation as an earnest band of do-gooders. Ending with the day Ted’s Mustang “The Joker” was blown out of the sky, this book serves as a “prequel” to his renowned work Bailout Over Normandy. Meantime, these collected letters are a boon not only to military and aviation historians, but to those who study language, culture, and the science of societies at war.


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Now Available in Paperback Guardian Angel
Life and Death Adventures with Pararescue, the World’s Most Powerful Commando Rescue Force
William F. Sine $18.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp color photos • August 2014 • paperback 978-1-61200-251-4 Award Winning Finalist in the “Non-Fiction: Narrative” category of the 2013 International Book Awards. U.S. Air Force Pararescue is the most skillful and capable rescue force in the world, taking on some of the most dangerous rescue missions imaginable. PJs are members of an elite unit whose skills are so wide-reaching they often seem like something out of science fiction. They routinely tackle perilous operations that are beyond the capabilities of other rescue organizations, and sometimes dare the seemingly impossible. This book presents true stories of uncommon courage told from the perspective of the actual men in the arena. PJ’s belong to an exclusive brotherhood and forge unbreakable bonds of loyalty, commitment, and sacrifice.

Ghosts of the ETO
American Tactical Deception Units in the European Theater, 1944-1945
Jonathan Gawne $22.95 • 352 pages • 7 x 10 • b/w illustrations throughout • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-61200-250-7 "Highly recommended reading as being a simply fascinating military history of a hidden aspect of World War II that would have a profound and lasting influence on military strategy and tactics."—Midwest Book Review No history of the war in Europe has ever taken into account the actions of the men of the US 23rd Special Troops. These men took part in over 22 deception operations against the German Army. Some of these operations had tremendous impact upon how the battles in Europe were fought. The men who participated in these actions were sworn to secrecy for 50 years, and are only now willing to talk about their role.

Awakening Victory
How Iraqi Tribes and American Troops Reclaimed Al Anbar and Defeated Al Qaeda in Iraq
Michael E. Silverman $18.95 • 352 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages illustrations • Now Available • paperback • 978-1-61200-097-8 “…instructive first-hand account of how Iraq's insurgents were defeated” Publisher's Weekly “This is a riveting account of the ‘sharp end’ of fighting insurgents in Iraq. The successes Silverman reveals should give pause to the pundits who claim American forces are incapable of defeating a modern insurgency.” --Armchair General Magazine Awakening Victory tells the story of an incredible campaign during the Iraq War through the eyes of the commander of the 3rd Battalion, who was right in the thick of the fight. The book also provides a description of the Iraqi insurgency—particularly al Qaeda in Iraq—that offers the depth and texture which are currently lacking in most Americans' perceptions of the war. It describes the battalion’s actions, including incidents previously unknown to the public, but it is not merely another blood-and-guts war story.

Hearts and Mines
With the Marines in al Anbar—A Story of Psychological Warfare in Iraq
Russell Snyder $18.95 • 232 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages color photos • Now Available • paperback 978-1-61200-132-6 “…a beautiful book… paints a powerful picture…” -- OP ED News “…personal and philosophical look at the war, recounting the drudgeries of a soldier’s life, the horrors of traveling mined roads and the suffering inflicted on soldier and citizen… Clean and descriptive.” -Great Falls Tribune This is a true story of war, the story of one man’s transformation as he retraces the mine-strewn roads of a land itself transformed by mankind’s most shockingly inhuman practice. It is the firsthand account of a member of one of the United States Army’s three-man Tactical Psychological Operations Teams, groups of men tasked with winning the hearts and minds of Iraq’s civilian population through leaflets, loudspeakers, conversation, and bribery.

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30 Degrees South
Bush Horizons
The Story of Aviation in Southern Rhodesia 1896–1940
Noel Phillips Bill Sykes $24.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 200 b/w images November 2013 • paperback 978-1-920143-79-4 This is the story of aviation in Southern Rhodesia from 1896 to 1940. It begins with the construction of a hot-air balloon in Bulawayo to keep an eye out for approaching impis or lurking warriors scouting out the town’s defenses. It recounts the arrival and subsequent demise of the first aircraft to land in country in 1920; it tells of airplanes and the characters that flew them, their successes and their failures and, of course, the innumerable crashes. It tells of the spirit of the airmen and their mechanics, the esteem in which they and their deeds were held, and of the atmosphere that prevailed at the time. It details the pioneering flights down Africa, the inauguration of commercial airlines and the birth of one of the smallest but finest air forces in the world. The book closes with the onset of the Second World War and the many young Rhodesians who volunteered to fly and fight for King and Country.

The Baronet and the Savage King
The Intriguing Story of the Tati Concession
David Hilton-Barber $14.95 • 136 pages • 6 x 9 • 145 b/w illustrations November 2013 • paperback 978-0-620-55904-1 The concession to mine gold at Tati was granted to Sir John Swinburne, by Lobengula, last king of the Matabele. Although called by colonial imperialists a “savage king” and a “native despot”, Lobengula was “exceedingly wellmade, corpulent, with a commanding presence and, when in a good temper, having a kind heart and a full appreciation of humor”. The gold at Tati was actually on the site of prehistoric diggings that had been mined there 400 years previously by the Makalanga people. Tati lay on the missionary road to the north and it was part of Cecil Rhodes’s dream of a continuous tract of British imperialism from Cape to Cairo. The annexation of Bechuanaland was a result of the conflicts between the tribes within the area. Gold from the early diggings here found its way to Great Zimbabwe. This forgotten corner of the subcontinent encapsulates a chapter of our history involving five countries, powerful men, much subterfuge, a botched invasion, a rebellion, land annexation, prospectors, hunters, traders and adventurers.

Teddy Luther’s War
The Diary of a German-American in an Irish-Boer Commando
Donal McCracken $19.95 • 168 pages • 6 x 9 • 15 b/w illustrations • November 2013 • paperback 978-1-920143-76-3 Donal McCracken was working on a book of Ireland and the Anglo–Boer War when he came upon a slim volume. It was a war diary written by a young German from Halbertstad named Ernest Luther. As a child, Luther went with his mother to New York. From there, he fought as a volunteer in three wars: the Graeco–Turkish War, the United States–Spanish War and the Anglo–Boer War. In South Africa Luther joined an Irish commando in the Boer army and fought against the British. Aged around twenty, he was killed in action in September 1900 during the Boer retreat through the Eastern Transvaal. The diary, published in 1900 in English, consists of only 54 small pages, but it is packed with action and invaluable as a source about the Boer retreat as well as about such matters as indiscipline in the commando, drunkenness, use of dum-dum bullets, and so forth.

Discovering the Battlefields of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War
Ken Gillings $24.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 b/w illustrations, 20 maps • November 2013 paperback • 978-1-920143-90-9 Interest in KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields has soared since the film Zulu first screened in 1964. The famous battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift were made ‘tourist-friendly’ by the then Natal Provincial Administration and controls were put in place by the heritage authorities to prevent relics from being plundered. There are, of course, many more Anglo-Zulu War sites to be seen: Discovering the Battlefields will enable visitors to find them and to read an account that has sufficient content to bring it to life. GPS coordinates will enable those wishing to undertake a journey of exploration. The book is also a useful training manual for prospective battlefield guides. Above all, the author shares his knowledge gleaned from over 50 years of researching the Anglo-Zulu War. He has blended firsthand accounts passed on from participants on both sides to subsequent generations with official or newly researched information that has become available in recent years.


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Amber Books
The Encyclopedia of Warfare
Foreword by Dennis Showalter Raids, invasions and sieges; trench battles, naval encounters and aerial dogfights; civil wars, guerrilla wars, trade wars and nuclear wars; wars of succession, religion and independence – wars have been fought in all kinds of ways and for all kinds of reasons. Across 1000 pages The Encyclopedia of Warfare presents the reader with more than 5000 entries – arranged chronologically – on wars, campaigns, empires, rebellions and counter insurgencies. Each war narrative, where appropriate, includes descriptions of its campaigns, battles and sieges. All this is easily accessed via an extensive index. $64.95 • 1024 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 600 color maps • Now Available • hardback 978-1-78274-023-0 Featuring 600 full color maps created specifically for this volume, The Encyclopedia of Warfare is written in a style accessible to both the student and the general enthusiast, and reflects the latest thinking among military historians. The Encyclopedia of Warfare is an authoritative compendium of almost five millennia of conflict.

Aircraft of World War I
Jack Herris Bob Pearson $34.95 • 192 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 illustrations, photographs, and maps • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-90662665-5 Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings, 'The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Aircraft of WWI' is a study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914–18. Arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign, this book offers a complete breakdown of the units on all the fronts. Each campaign includes a compact history of the role and impact of aircraft on the course of the conflict, as well as orders of battle, lists of commanders and campaign aces. Every type of aircraft is featured, including the numerous variations and types of well-known models, such as the Fokker Dr.I, the Sopwith Camel and the SPAD SVII, through to lesser-known aircraft, such as the Rumpler C.1, and the Amstrong Whitworth FK8. Each aircraft profile is accompanied by exhaustive specifications, as well as details of individual and unit markings.

Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I
The Comprehensive Guide to Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines
Chris Bishop $39.95 • 272 pages • 8.75 x 10.75 • 600 color artworks and photos • July 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78274-141-1 From the first tanks to early submarines to the repeating rifle to the biplane, Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I examines key weapons from the Great War. Each weapon system is illustrated with a detailed profile artwork and a photograph showing the weapons system in service. Accompanying the illustrative material is detailed text that lists each weapon’s service history, the numbers built, and its variants, as well as full specifications. Which tanks were first used at Cambrai? What was created in response to the request for a ‘bloody paralyzer’? Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War I answers these questions and many more.

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Amber Books
Amphibious Warfare
Strategy and Tactics from Gallipoli to Iraq
Ian Speller Christopher Tuck $34.95 • 192 pages • 7.25 x 9.75 • 150 b/w photos • maps • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78274-140-4 Landing on a hostile beach is one of the most ancient and difficult forms of warfare. It requires unparalleled levels of planning, organization, coordination and cooperation between the services. After the disasters of Gallipoli and Zeebrugge in the World War I, amphibious operations reached their maturity in World War II. Since 1945, expeditionary naval forces have set off for a wide range of destinations. In the post-Cold War era, amphibious warfare has reached new heights of importance in its ability to intervene rapidly in crisis situations. Rather than following a narrative history, Amphibious Warfare takes the approach of building up the stages of an amphibious campaign, illustrating each with case studies. From planning and preparation to reaching landing zones, Amphibious Warfare offers the complete picture of the people, strategy and tactics, ships and landing craft, tanks and aircraft, as well as the assaults involved.

The World’s Greatest Tanks
An Illustrated History
Michael E. Haskew $34.95 • 224 pages • 9 x 11.75 • 200 color photos • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78274-108-4 The World’s Greatest Tanks features 52 of the best armored fighting vehicles from World War I to the present day. Beginning with the prototype Mark V Male in 1917, the book ranges from World War I, World War II, through the Cold War and up to the highly sophisticated tanks that have seen recent service in wars in the Balkans, Caususus, and Middle East. The World’s Greatest Tanks is an expert examination of the most successful tanks of the past hundred years. Each entry is examined over two spreads and includes a brief description of the tank’s development and history, a color profile artwork, photographs, key features and specifications tables. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Tanks is a colorful guide for the military historian and military technology enthusiast.

The Final Reckoning
Karl Bahm $29.95 • 192 pages • 7.25 x 9.75 • 35 color, 150 b/w photos, 10 maps • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78274-135-0 In April 1945, the final dramatic act of World War II in Europe was played out in Germanys capital city. This book is a comprehensive history of the last battle of Nazi Germany, which would see the virtual destruction of a city. Berlin 1945 begins with a study of the background to the battle and a description of events on the Eastern and Western Fronts. The German forces available for Berlin’s defense and their actual defensive preparations are covered in depth, as is the devastating destruction caused by the Allied bombing and shelling by the Soviet forces. The book describes how a bitter hand-to-hand struggle developed between fanatical Nazis, SS troopers, old men and young boys of the Hitler Youth and the hard-bitten Soviet front-line troops bent on revenge. The suffering of the soldiers and civilians are revealed in full detail, with personal accounts from those involved in the battle.

The Battle of the Bulge
Hitler’s Last Hope
Robin Cross $29.95 • 192 pages • 7.25 x 9.75 • 35 color, 150 b/w photos, 10 maps • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78274-136-7 In December 1944, the German Army launched an attack through the Ardennes forest that aimed to seize the port of Antwerp and cut the Allied supply lines, hoping to force the Western Allies either to delay their advance on Berlin or agree to a peace settlement. The Battle of the Bulge is a comprehensive history of Germany’s last offensive in the West in World War II, the failure of which hastened the end of the war. The successful Allied landings in Normandy in June 1944 had not indicated that all was lost for Germany and the Battle of the Bulge certainly confirmed this, revealing weaknesses in inexperienced American troops and poor Allied defenses, as well as German strength in the successful deception by German forces wearing US uniforms. The book’s authoritative text is complemented with detailed maps explaining troop movements and appendices with orders of battle.


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Churchill’s School for Saboteurs
Bernard O’Connor $34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • illustrations • November 2013 • hardback • 978-1-4456-1154-9 Following the outbreak of the Second World War, Guy Burgess, an officer in Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, convinced his superiors that a special school be opened to teach sabotage. Although his suggestion that it be called ‘Guy Fawkes’ School’ was turned down, Brickendonbury Manor was chosen and named ‘Station XVII’. Kim Philby, Guy’s friend from his Cambridge days, was given the task of drawing up its syllabus. Under the command of Frederick Peters, instructors were recruited to train saboteurs from the Allied forces in both the theory and practice of using plastic explosives and time-delay devices to destroy electrical installations, mines, engineering works, canals, ships, port facilities, railway engines and railway lines.

Cockleshell Heroes
The Final Witness
Quentin Rees $20.00 • 320 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 50 illustrations • November 2013 • paperback • 978-1-4456-1689-6 The Cockleshell Heroes is without doubt the definitive account of a mission thought to be an impossible one. What you are about to read will not have been read before. This is not just an authoritative story about thirteen black-faced commandos embarked on a secret mission via TClass submarine. It is a powerful depiction and an astounding tale of courage and bravery by men and women of both Britain and France. This is the complete ‘no holds barred’ record and is a researched, detailed, intricately woven account of a Combined Operations Clandestine Raid, with men who volunteered for Hazardous Service. They paddled 105 land miles in canoes to place limpet mines on Axis blockade runners deep inside enemy-held territory.

Spitfire Pilot
Roger Hall $16.00 • 192 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 66 illustrations • November 2013 • paperback • 978-14456-1684-1 This is the Battle of Britain memoir of Roger Hall, a 152 Squadron Spitfire pilot based in southern England, the heart of the fighting during the epic battle. Roger recounts in harrowing detail his own experience of air-toair combat with Messerschmitt 109s and 110s, and that of his fellow pilots. Hall had no compunction in revealing his fear of wartime flying. He strips away the veneer of glory, smart uniforms and wild parties and uncovers the ordinary, very human young men who lived a life in which there was no tomorrow. There is no nostalgia here.

Spitfire Ace of Aces
Dilip Sarkar
$20.00 • 320 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 127 illustrations • January 2013 • paperback • 9781-4456-1713-8 Johnnie Johnson is a character literally straight out of the pages of Boys Own. By the end of the Second World War the RAF Spitfire pilot was a household name in Britain. Although he missed the Battle of Britain, by 1945 he had notched up 38 enemy ‘kills’ – all fighters, which took far more skill to shoot down – and was officially the RAF’s top-scoring fighter ace. One of his most impressive achievements was that, despite over 1,000 combat missions, he was never shot down. His Spitfire was damaged once and on his return to base he apologized to his fitter saying, ‘I was surrounded by six of them’.

Hurricane Manual
Dilip Sarkar $16.00 • 256 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 40 b/w illustrations • November 2013 • paperback • 978-14456-2120-3 An amazing array of leaflets, books and manuals were issued by the Air Ministry during the Second World War to aid pilots flying the Hawker Hurricane fighter. Here, for the first time, they are collated into a single book. An introduction is supplied by expert aviation historian Dilip Sarkar. Sections include Pilots’ Notes, aircraft recognition, combat tips, how to act as an RAF officer, bailing out etc.

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Finest of the Few
The Story of Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot John Simpson
John Simpson Hector Bolitho $18.00 • 224 pages 4.75 x 7.75 • 70 illustrations • December 2013 paperback • 978-1-4456-0705-4 Written by 43 Squadron’s intelligence officer, Hector Bolitho, Finest of the Few revolves around Bolitho’s friend, fighter ace John W.C. Simpson, who shot down 13 German aircraft during the Battle of Britain. The book was written in 1941 and was based on John Simpson’s Combat Reports, his personal letters and papers together with Hector’s own recollections of the heady days of the summer of 1940.

The Women who Spied for Britain
Female Spies of the Second World War
Robyn Walker $26.95 • 192 pages 6 x 9 • February 2014 • hardback 978-1-4456-2311-5 Espionage is one of the world’s oldest professions, and it played an integral role in Allied successes and failures during the Second World War. In a field largely dominated by men, the contributions of women are often overlooked but are no less important. Equal to men in both their bravery and in the sacrifices they made, the female undercover operatives of the Second World War deserve to have their stories told.

50 Wartime Children Tell Their Extraordinary Stories
June Balshaw $34.95 • 256 pages 6 x 9 • 70 illustrations January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-4456-1488-5 The evacuation of Britain’s cities during the Second World War was the largest and most concentrated mass movement of people in the nation’s history. The experiences of the children who left their homes in the cities to escape the horrors of war make up a complex account of the wartime exodus. The situations the children left behind and those they encountered when they arrived in the country provided for a wide range of possibilities and experiences.

A Tommy at Ypres
Walter Williamson Doreen Priddey $20.00 • 352 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • November 2013 • paperback • 978-14456-1368-0 ‘There was a blinding flash and an earsplitting report and the “prisoner” fell across me. The bullet had caught him full in the chin and passed out at the base of his skull.’ In A Tommy at Ypres we see the First World War through the eyes of Walter Williamson. His diary provides a fascinating firsthand record of military events ranging from the Third Battle of Ypres to the Somme Retreat – but it is also a moving story of one man’s experience of war.

Khaki Jack
The Royal Naval Division in the First World War
Ernest Coleman $28.50 • 288 pages • 6.75 x 9.75 • 100 illustrations • March 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-0469-5 Thousands of Royal Naval seamen and Royal Marines fought in the trenches of the Great War alongside soldiers across the Empire. The seamen and marines, supported by Army battalions, fought at Anzac Cove, on the Somme, and at Passchendale. They suffered siege mortars whilst delaying the enemy in Belgium, the stench of widespread carnage on Turkish shores, and gas attacks whilst sheltering in flooded shell-holes on the Western Front.

A Home Front Diary 1914–18
Lillie Scales ed. Peter Scales $16.00 • 224 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • January 2014 • paperback • 978-1-4456-1896-8 On Tuesday 29 July 1914 Lillie Scales heard that war was imminent. Four years of turmoil ensued, and from her home in north London, Lillie recorded it all in the pages of her diary. By October Lillie and her husband George had offered to take in Belgian refugees and later in the war they gave a home to many ANZACs on leave. As a result, Lillie’s diary also holds accounts of daring escape and of Front Line action.


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The Ships of Scapa Flow
Campbell McCutcheon $22.95 • 96 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 150 illustrations • December 2013 • paperback • 978-1-4456-3386-2 Home to the British Home Fleet during the First World War, Scapa Flow was also where the surrendered German Navy was scuttled in 1919. Many ships were salvaged but some twelve still remain and are dived on. In 1939, the Royal Oak was spectacularly sunk by Gunter Prien and is now a war grave. Campbell McCutcheon tells the story of the ships of Scapa Flow.

Ships of Pembroke Dockyard
Phil Carradice $24.50 • 160 pages • 6.75 x 9.75 • 160 illustrations • November 2013 • paperback • 978-1-4456-1290-4 The year 2014 marks the bicentenary of Pembroke Dock. This book looks at the ships created during the history of the dockyard, covering their construction, careers and, in many cases, their demise. During those years, nearly 300 ships were built at Pembroke Dock, the only Royal Naval dockyard to exist in Wales, but only two major conflicts took place, so most Pembroke ships served in the constant series of skirmishes that marked the growth of the British Empire.

London’s Underground at War
Nick Cooper $20.00 • 128 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 illustrations • January 2014 • paperback • 978-14456-2201-9 The coming of war brought many challenges to the infrastructure of the transport system. Some of these problems had been anticipated by the authorities and special protective measures were in place. Other aspects are covered including the community-driven adoption of the deep Tube lines as refuge from the air raids. As a result, London transport was tasked with constructing a number of deep shelters. Most of these structures still exist, although largely unnoticed among today’s landscape.

As Told in the Great Hall
The Wargamer’s Guide to Dark Age Britain
Martin Hackett $26.95 • 160 pages • 6 x 9 • 125 illustrations • November 2013 • paperback • 978-1-4456-0380-3 Most wargaming titles concentrate on the popular periods of history such as the Napoleonic Wars and the Second World War. In this book, Martin Hackett brings his wargaming experience and historical background to the Dark Ages, a period of history with much less coverage. He takes us on a tour of the sites, gives us historical facts as well as simple rules and tips on making Dark Ages war games more realistic.

Owain Glyndwr
Terry Breverton $20.00 • 224 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 32 illustrations • November 2013 • paperback • 978-14456-1498-4 If it had not been for Owain Glyndwr’s 15-year struggle against overwhelming odds, the Welsh would not have survived as Europe’s oldest nation. His war is the defining era in the history of Wales. Yet Glyndwr is hardly known – a cultured warrior who was never captured and vanished into history. This book tells us how Glyndwr came to stir Wales into war, and why his name still resonates as one of the greatest warriors the world has ever seen.

Ian Stephenson $16.00 • 192 pages • 4.75 x 7.75 • 46 illustrations • November 2013 • paperback • 978-14456-1389-5 Viking is such a vivid word, steeped in imagery and blood. The Viking Age began and ended in England. Its first act in AD 789 was a murder on a beach in Dorset; its last was the crowning of a Dane in London as king of a united England. In between, the Vikings waged war on four continents; they besieged London, Paris and Constantinople, founded Russia and the Duchy of Normandy and nearly snuffed out AngloSaxon England.

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Andrea/AF Editions
Custer and the Gettysburg Campaign
Steve Alexander Now join us as we look at America's most legendary battle through the eyes of "The Boy General." Beautifully illustrated with an insightful introduction by National Park Historian Emeritus Ed Bearss. "Believe in the Bold: Custer and the Gettysburg Campaign" combines a unique blend of period writing with the poetic style of Steve (The General) Alexander the Country's 'Foremost Custer Living Historian." Steve has ridden as Custer in the re-enactment of this monumental struggle. He has combed the archives, researched original letters and writings, to help bring to life the thoughts and ideals of the brave horsemen of the Civil War. In time for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, this book is essential for historians, Civil War buffs, and anyone with an interest in the heroic Age of Cavalry. Keep in mind as well the beautiful collectible Black Hawk Toy Soldier collection "Custer's Charge At Gettysburg", the 54 mm scale figurines of the principal players who drew their sabers and changed into history.

$34.95 • 88 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • more than 80 pictures • Now Available • Paperback • 9788496658431

50 Avions de Caza/ 50 Fighter Planes
Volume I
Carlos Fresno Crespo Bilingual Editions - English/Spanish This large format collection combines illustrations that have already been published together with other newly produced ones, under a common theme. This first volume compiles illustrations corresponding to 50 Fighter Planes from all periods and nationalities, in a chronological order. In this first volume, the compilation of illustrations has been grouped into five chapters: The First World War (1914-1918), the interwar period (1919-1939), the Second World War (1939-1945), the Cold War (1946-1989) and Contemporary Aircraft (from 1990 to the present day). In order to classify each model selected, the date of the first flight is used as a reference point, resulting in some paradoxes, such as the fact that the airplanes that took part in the first actions during the Second World War appear assigned to the interwar period, because they were designed and carried out their first flight during that period. The majority of the illustrations originate from the brushstrokes by Luis Fresno Crespo and Julio Lopez Caeiro, outstanding illustrators, who have achieved a symbiosis so strong that it is difficult to determine which work belongs to each of them.

$120.00 • 336 pages • Illustrated throughout • Now Available • AF Editions • Hardback • 97884-96935-42-6


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Clear Vue Publishing
Festung Guernsey 3.1 & 3.2
The Fortifications of Guernsey-East Coast – St Martins Point to St Sampsons
$23.00 • 86 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 74 illustrations and 4 maps • Now Available • paperback • 978-0-9572456-0-0 The Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey nestle in the lee of the French coast. They are, however, British and in 1940 they became the first and only British territory to be occupied by the rapidly moving armies of Hitler’s blitzkrieg. Hitler swiftly became obsessed by his conquest. Determined that they should not be retaken he set in place a massive series of fortifications designed to make the islands impregnable fortresses or Festung, as part of the Atlantic Wall. In 1944 Lieutenant Colonel Hubner was charged with making a record of the immense fortifications. His team was drawn from the Divisionskartenstelle , the Divisional Cartographic Section, with some fourteen noncommissioned officers working across: drawing, photography, cartography, calligraphy and printing. The result is a stunning and comprehensive picture of the fortifications and a complete guide to their workings. Festung Guernsey consists of 22 chapters and was originally published as a limited edition of 135, two volume sets, bound in leather. This paperback version consists of 10 separate volumes, each consisting of 1, 2 or 3 chapters and replicates the page numbering of the original edition. Volumes are being published every four months with the 10th being completed in May 2015 the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the islands by Force 135. By 1944 Guernsey was the most fortified place in the world. These immense fortifications were built using slave labor. Please pause for a moment before turning the page and remember the men of many nationalities upon whose privations, ill treatment and lives this Festung was built. This volume covers the coastal fortifications along the east coast from St Martins Point to St Sampsons.

Festung Guernsey 1.1
The English Garrisons on Guernsey
$23.00 • 84 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 12 illustrations and 18 maps • March 2014 • paperback • 978-0-9926671-0-8 This volume covers the history of the early fortifications of the island.

Festung Guernsey 1.2
Information about Guernsey
$23.00 • 76 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 71 illustrations • July 2014 • paperback • 978-0-9926671-1-5 This volume covers the history of the island.

Festung Guernsey 3.3, 3.4 & 3.5
The Fortifications of Guernsey-West Coast – Grande Havre to Perelle
$23.00 • 106 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 44 illustrations and 6 maps • Now Available • paperback • 978-0-9572456-1-7 This volume covers the coastal fortifications around the north of the island from St Sampson to Grand Havre.

Festung Guernsey 3.6, 4.1 & 4.2
The Fortifications of Guernsey-West and South Coasts Rocquaine to Corbiere
$23.00 • 106 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 93 illustrations and 6 maps • Now Available • paperback • 978-0-9572456-2-4 This volume covers the coastal fortifications along the west coast from Grand Havre to Rocquaine bay.

Festung Guernsey 4.3, 4.4 & 4.5
The Fortifications of Guernsey-East and North coasts – St Sampsons to Grande Havre
$23.00 • 80 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 6 maps • Now Available • paperback • 978-0-9572456-3-1 This volume covers the coastal fortifications along the west and south coasts from Rocquaine bay to Corbiere Point.

Festung Guernsey 4.6, 4.7, & 4.8
The Fortifications of Guernsey-South and East Coasts – Pointe de la Moye – Icart – Fort George
$23.00 • 88 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 45 illustrations and 6 maps • November 2013 • paperback • 978-0-9572456-4-8 This volume covers the coastal fortifications along the south coast from La Moye point to Fort George.

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Fighting High Publishing

Mosquito Down!
The Extraordinary Memoir of a Second World War Bomber Command Pilot on the Run in Germany and Holland.
Frank Dell / Brett Piper $34.95 • 208 pages • 6.25 x 9.25 • 16 page b/w photo section • June 2014 • hardback • 978-09926207-2-1 Frank Dell’s experience as a Second World War pilot with the Royal Air Force’s Light Night Striking Force takes a dramatic turn when his Mosquito is shot down over Germany on the night of 14/15 October 1944. In Mosquito Down Frank recounts his escape from the disintegrating aircraft, his descent by parachute, and how, battered and bruised, he finds himself in a field adjacent to a German V2 rocket launch pad. Determined to avoid capture Frank crosses Nazi Germany and finds refuge in Holland with a Dutch Resistance group. A schoolboy when the conflict broke out, Frank Dell’s extraordinary war takes him from a Home Guard unit defending the English coast against enemy invasion in 1940, to a tragic incident leading to the execution of Dutch civilians only weeks before the end of the hostilities. Frank’s observant eye gives insight into what it is like to train and fly operationally with RAF Bomber Command, followed by the even greater challenges he confronts as he narrowly escapes capture while on the run from the Germans. Through compelling narrative Frank Dell shares his unique story with honesty and candor, finding humor and camaraderie. He emerges from his traumatic experiences with heightened respect for the courageous Dutch families who risked death to shelter him and other Allied airmen.

D-Day Bomber Command Henry Maudslay Failed to Return Dam Buster
Steve Darlow / Sean Feast / Marc Hall $34.95 • 128 pages • 8.25 x 10.75 • illustrated throughout in color and b/w • June 2014 • hardback • 978-0-9926207-1-4 On 6 June 1944 the Allies launched one of the greatest military feats of all time, forcing a reentry in to ‘Fortress Europe’ – the sea borne and airborne assault upon the coastline of Normandy. Key to the success of the D-Day campaign was the contribution of the Royal Air Force’s Bomber Command. Bomber Command aircrew attacked rail yards and communications targets to isolate the battle area from enemy reinforcement, bombarded enemy positions, supplied the French Resistance, and deceived the enemy as to the true whereabouts of the beach landings. Thousands of young Bomber Command aircrew sacrificed their lives attacking invasion targets in the three months prior to the beach landings. More airmen failed to return on DDay itself. Thousands more now either rest in French or Belgian cemeteries or are listed as missing as a result of further raids in support of the Normandy land campaign. On the 70th anniversary of D-Day Fighting High Publishing brings together acclaimed historians to tell the story of some of those who became casualties serving with Bomber Command. Illustrated throughout with color and black and white photographs, the vast majority previously unpublished, D-Day Bomber Command: Failed to Return ensures the memory of the D-Day bomber boys, who sacrificed all, is kept alive. ‘Lest we forget’. Robert Owen $49.95 • 400 pages • 6.25 x 9.25 • b/w picture section • April 2014 • hardback • 978-09926207-0-7 The Dam Buster raid, Operation Chastise, has gone down in history as one of the greatest feats of arms executed by the Royal Air Force. Extraordinary demands were placed upon the airmen who took part in the raid, one of whom was the particularly accomplished young pilot Henry Maudslay. Henry flew his first operational tour with No. 44 Squadron on Handley Page Hampdens, following which his experiences and skills were utilized during service trials for the new Avro Lancaster. Henry joined No. 50 Squadron at the start of 1943 for a second tour and in March 1943 he was selected to join a new squadron, No. 617, then forming at RAF Scampton. Henry Maudslay attacked the Eder Dam on the night of 16/17 May 1943. After a number of attempts, he released his weapon which struck the parapet and detonated on impact almost immediately behind the aircraft. Contrary to contemporary reports the aircraft survived, and set course for home, only to be brought down near the Rhine with the loss of all its crew. Combining material from family, school and official archives, together with personal letters and recollections from those who knew him, Robert Owen describes in detail the family background, school life and extraordinary flying career of this young and enigmatic airman.


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Blood and Steel
The Wehrmacht Archive, Normandy 1944
Donald E Graves $39.95 • 6 x 9 • 16pp of plates • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-683-5 Ordered by Hitler 'to hold, or to die' and to fight 'to the last grenade and round', the German army was a formidable opponent during the 1944 Normandy campaign. This book depicts the experience of that army in Normandy through its own records and documentation. The Wehrmacht Archive is an informative and colorful collection of translated original orders, diaries, letters, after action reports, and even jokes, as well as Allied technical evaluations of weapons, vehicles and equipment and transcripts of prisoner of war interrogations. You will also learn from official documents about the Germans' efforts to cope with Allied air and artillery superiority, create new tactical methods for all arms and maintain discipline in the face of overwhelming odds.

Panzer Leader
Memoirs of an Armoured Car Commander, 1944–1945
Otto Henning $34.95 • 6 x 9 • 16pp of plates • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-691-0 The armored reconnaissance units were the spearheads of the Panzer divisions, moving stealthily ahead of the tanks to locate the enemy. Otto Henning’s armored car unit of the elite Panzer-Lehr-Division fought throughout the campaigns in the West in 1944 and 1945, arriving in Normandy a few weeks before DDay and finally surrendering in the Ruhr pocket in mid-April 1945. Henning describes the difficulties reconnaissance forces faced in the close terrain of the Normandy bocage and the threat posed by the Allies’ complete control of the air. He saw the devastation wrought by Michael Wittmann’s lone Tiger tank against the British 7th Armored Division at Villers Bocage, and experienced the chaos and demoralization of the Germans’ retreat across France. After the Battle of the Bulge and the final fighting in western Germany, Henning surrendered and endured terrible conditions in a prisoner-ofwar camp until he escaped in 1947. This is a fascinating and often harrowing account of the final campaigns in Western Europe, and exposes the little-known scandal of the treatment of German prisoners-of-war even after the war had ended.

Obedient Unto Death
A Panzer-Grenadier of the Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler Reports
Werner Kindler $32.95 • 6 x 9 • 32pp of b/w plates • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-734-4 Between 1941 and 1944 Waffen-SS Oberscharführer (Sergeant) Werner Kindler took part in 84 days of close combat, qualifying him for the Close Combat Clasp in Gold, the Third Reich’s highest decoration for a frontline soldier. He was also awarded the German Cross in Gold, the Iron Cross First and Second Class and the Wound Badge in Gold. Drafted into the SS-Totenkopf in 1939, he served with a motorized unit in Poland, and in May 1941 was selected for the LeibstandarteSS Adolf Hitler, with which he fought in the invasion of the Soviet Union. His unit converted to a Panzer Grenadier formation in 1942, and Kindler went on to fight at Kharkov and Kursk on the Eastern Front, and later in Belgium and France in 1944, where he was present at the infamous Malmedy massacre. At the end of the war, he was the last man of the LeibstandarteSS to surrender to the Americans. This is one of the most dramatic first-hand accounts to come out of the Second World War.

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German Special Forces of World War Two
James Lucas $24.95 • 6 x 9 • 32 b/w plates • May 2014 • paperback • 978-184832-737-5 This gripping book tells the story of Germany’s Special Forces – military, naval and aerial – during the Second World War. Although capable of stunning achievements against all the odds, the absence of proper coordination and planning resulted in a lost opportunity for Germany. Units were raised ad hoc, as an increasingly desperate response to Germany’s weakening position and the growing strength of the Allies. Packed with detail and incisive analysis, this is one of the most accessible accounts of Germany’s Special Forces and their efforts to stave off impending military defeat.

Battle Group
German Kamfgruppen Action in World War Two
James Lucas $19.95 • 6 x 9 • 32 b/w plates • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-84832-738-2 The German army in World War II sought victories in a succession of short campaigns. Battle groups were created from disparate units to undertake an operation; it was the army’s skill in combining superior numbers, aggressive tactics and the commander’s ability to exploit the situation on the ground which brought success on the battlefield. The actions described cover all theaters of the war. It covers operations in the first years when Wehrmacht forces defeated the armies of one country after another, to the years after Stalingrad and Africa as they moved towards defeat.

Hitler’s Commanders
German Bravery in the Field, 1939–1945
James Lucas $19.95 • 6 x 9 • 16 b/w plates • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-84832736-8 As absolute as Hitler’s control over the German war machine was, it depended on the ability, judgment and loyalty of the senior officers charged with putting his ideas into effect. Top military historian James Lucas examines the stories of fourteen of these men: all of different rank, from varied backgrounds, and highly awarded, who exemplify German military prowess at its most dangerous.

The Road to Dunkirk
The British Expeditionary Force and the Battle of the Ypres-Comines Canal, 1940 Charles More
$39.95 • 6 x 9 • 8pp of plates and 5 maps • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-733-7 This is an important reassessment of a period in the British Expeditionary Force’s fight against the German armies invading France in 1940. On 25 May Lord Gort, the British commander, decided to move 5th Division north in order to plug a gap in his Army’s defenses. Over the next three days the division fought a little-known engagement, the Battle of the Ypres-Comines Canal, to hold the Germans at bay while the rest of the BEF retreated towards Dunkirk.

Two Fronts, One War
Charles W. Sasser $32.95 • 6 x 9 • 16pp of plates • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832727-6 War is the story of individuals painted into a broader tapestry of overpowering events. While examining the wider historical perspective to lay the foundation, this book relates the individual stories of the Second World War – of Allied bomber pilots shot down over Germany, of American dog faces fighting to grip a toehold on Iwo Jima, of men struggling for survival during the Bataan Death March, of tankers in Europe and pilots who flew the first B-29s against Japan’s mainland, of incredible feats of heroism and self-sacrifice, even of great wartime romances.

Gordon Welchman
Bletchley Park’s Architect of Ultra Intelligence
Joel Greenberg $50.00 • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of plates • May 2014 • hardback • 978-184832-752-8 The Official Secrets Act has prevented the Bletchley Park story from being told by many of its key participants. Here is a book which allows some of them to speak for the first time. Gordon Welchman was one of the Park’s most important figures. Like Turing, his work was fundamental to the success of Bletchley Park and helped pave the way for the digital age. Yet, his story is unknown to many. His book, The Hut Six Story, was the first to reveal not only how they broke the codes, but how it was done on an industrial scale.


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Disaster at D–Day
The Germans Defeat The Allies, June 1944
Peter Tsouras $19.95 • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • November 2013 • paperback • 978-1-84832723-8 It is June 1944. The Allied armies are poised for the full-scale invasion of Fortress Europe. Across the Channel, the vaunted Wehrmacht lies waiting for the signs of invasion, ready for the final battle. What happens next is well-known to any student of modern history. The outcome could easily have been very different, as Peter Tsouras shows in this masterful and devastating account in which plans, missions and landings go horribly wrong. Tsouras firmly bases his narrative on facts but introduces minor adjustments at the opening of the campaign-the repositioning of a unit, bad weather and misjudged orders-and examines their effect as they gather momentum and impact on all subsequent events. Without deviating from the genuine possibilities of the situation, he presents a scenario that keeps the reader guessing and changes the course of history.

JG 26
Top Guns of the Luftwaffe
Donald Caldwell $50.00 • 6 x 9 • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-746-7 JJagdgeschwader 26, the German elite fighter unit, was more feared by the Allies than any other Luftwaffe group. Based on extensive archival research in Europe, personal combat diaries and interviews with more than 50 surviving pilots, Caldwell has assembled a superb day-to-day chronicle of JG 26 operations, from its first air victory in 1939 to its final combat patrol in 1945. A microcosm of World War II exists in the rise and fall of this famous fighter wing. For the first two years of the war it was an even match between the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitts and Focke Wulfs; but the scales tipped in favor of the Allies in 1943 with the arrival of the Eighth US Air Force and its peerless P-51 Mustang. The book has been endorsed by the top fighter commanders of three air forces: the RAF (Johnnie Johnson), the USAAF (Hub Zemke), and the Luftwaffe (Adolf Galland) and is considered essential reading for anyone interested in the aerial war of 1941–45.

Luftwaffe Over Germany
Defense of the Reich
D Caldwell R Muller $60.00 • 8 x 9.75 • 200 b/w photos • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-741-2 The Luftwaffe over Germany tells the story of one of the longest and most intense air battles in history. The daylight air struggles over Germany during World War II involved thousands of aircraft, dozens of units, and hundreds of aerial engagements. Until now, there has been no single book that covers the complete story, from the highest levels of air strategy to the individual tales of Fw 190s, Bf 109s and Me 262s in air combat against the American bomber streams. This ground-breaking work explores the detrimental effect of Luftwaffe theory and doctrine on the German air arms ability to defend the homeland once the Allied Combined Bomber Offensive began in earnest. By mid-1944, they had lost the battle – but had exacted a terrible price from the Americans in the process. The product of a ten-year collaboration between two noted Luftwaffe historians, this work fills a major gap in the literature of World War II. The authors have examined original war diaries, logbooks, doctrine manuals, afteraction reports, and interviews with many combat veterans to produce a richly detailed account. Illustrated with nearly two hundred photographs, as well as new maps and diagrams, this is the standard work on the subject.

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The Great War
Field Marshal von Hindenberg $19.95 • 6 x 9 • February 2014 • paperback • 9781-84832-724-5 Revered as the epitome of German militarism and moral decency, Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg was one of the most popular and dominant figures of the Great War and of 20th – century Germany. Alongside Erich Ludendorff he secured a crucial victory over the Russians at Tannenberg before finding fame through a number of significant victories such as the Battle of the Masurian Lakes. His memoirs, written in the aftermath of the German defeat, provide compelling insights into German strategy and are essential reading for anyone interested in the First World War.

Memoirs of a Rifleman Scout
Major F. M. Crum $50.00 • 6 x 9 • 16pp of plates • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832755-9 Major Crum fought in the Second Boer War in the Mounted Infantry, where he was wounded and taken prisoner. After peacetime service in India he retired and became involved in the Boy Scout movement, founding the 7th Troop of Boy Scouts at Stirling in Scotland. On the outbreak of war in 1914 he rejoined the Rifle Corps and served with its 8th Battalion in France until 1919. This book is not only a fascinating account of a military career, but also an insight into the mind and character of an officer of the period.

Sniper Jackson
A First Novel
Frederick Sleath $32.95 • 6.25 x 9.5 • May 2014 • hardback • 978-184832-745-0 Although it reads as a novel, Sniper Jackson can be justifiably viewed as ‘faction’ weaving true events around a mythical character. This was a commonplace method of writing at a time when many soldiers did not want individuals or events in their books to be identified, and used pseudonyms to conceal their identities. Sleath’s work bears the hallmarks of personal experience, in particular those small details of trench life and the insights into the close-knit camaraderie commonly found in specialist units that only those who have experienced it could know.

Letters From Ladysmith
Eyewitness Accounts from the South African War
Edward Spiers $24.95 • 6 x 9 • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-84832-756-6 Edward Spiers presents here a select edition of letters from the siege of Ladysmith that have not been seen since their original publication. The 250 letters were published in different British newspapers and provide crucial insights into perceptions of the battles that preceded the siege, the onset of the siege itself, and the desperate and bloody attempts to relieve the town. These letters reflect the feelings of junior officers and other ranks as they coped with modern warfare and provide commentary upon the events in Natal that shattered prewar confidence in Britain.

Letters from Kimberley
Eyewitness Accounts from the South African War
Edward Spiers $39.95 • 6 x 9 • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-657-6 The defense of Kimberley was one of the great sagas of the South African War. The actual relief represented the first decisive upturn in the fortunes of the British war effort, soon followed by a defeat of the Boers at the battle of Paardeberg. Within Kimberley, citizens suffered from dwindling food stocks and enemy shelling, but even more controversial were the tensions that erupted between the siege commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Kekewich, and Kimberley’s leading citizen, Cecil Rhodes. In this illuminating new history, Edward Spiers, presents a selection of firsthand accounts of this epic siege.

Beyond the Reach of Empire
Wolseley’s Failed Campaign to Save Gordon and Khartoum
Lt Col Mike Snook $50.00 • 6 x 9 • 16pp plates • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-601-9 When General Gordon returned to the Sudan in February 1884, the Egyptian regime was on the brink of collapse. Less than a fortnight after his arrival, Egypt’s last force was routed in the Red Sea Littoral. The history books relate that Wolseley’s great Nile Expedition came within two days of relieving Khartoum. Wolseley was successful in playing up the miss and pointing the finger of blame at the politicians. Mike Snook subjects the expedition to scrutiny, examines the British military position and exposes failings in both Wolseley’s plan and its execution.


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Thunder on the Danube
Napoleon’s Defeat of the Habsburg, Vol. I
John H Gill $29.95 • 5.25 x 8.5 • 16pp b/w Illustrations – plus maps • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-84832-757-3 The Franco-Austrian War was Napoleon’s last victorious war. He would win many battles in his future campaigns, but never again would one of Europe’s great powers lie broken at his feet. Gill tackles the background to the war and the battles of Abensberg, Eggmühl and Regensberg. He explores the motivations that prompted Austria to launch an offensive against France while Napoleon and his veterans were distracted in Spain. Though surprised by the Austrian attack, the French Emperor reversed a dire situation with blows that he called his ‘most brilliant and most skillful maneuvers’.

Thunder on the Danube
Napoleon’s Defeat of the Habsburgs, Vol. II: The Fall of Vienna and the Battle of Aspern
John H Gill $29.95 • 5.25 x 8.5 • 16 pages of plates, plus maps • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-84832758-0 In the second volume of this epic work, John H. Gill traces Napoleon’s progress as he sought to complete his victory over the Habsburgs. The war had erupted on April 10th with Austria’s invasion of Germany and Italy. After just two weeks, Napoleon had battered the Habsburg Archduke Charles in a series of bruising defeats. This volume begins with Napoleon astride the Danube at Regensburg. He faced a critical strategic choice – whether to pursue the injured Austrian main army into Bohemia or march directly for Vienna, the seat of Habsburg power.

Thunder on the Danube
Napoleon’s Defeat of the Habsburgs, Vol. III: Wagram and Znaim
John H Gill $29.95 • 5.25 x 8.5 • 16 pages of plates, 43 maps, 16 charts and tables • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-84832-759-7 With this third volume John Gill brings to a close his magisterial study of the war between Napoleonic France and Habsburg Austria. The account begins with both armies recuperating on the banks of the Danube. As they rest, important action was taking place elsewhere: Eugene won a crucial victory over Johann on the anniversary of Marengo, Prince Poniatowski’s Poles outflanked another Austrian archduke along the Vistula, and Marmont drove an Austrian force out of Dalmatia to join Napoleon at Vienna. These campaigns set the stage for the titanic Battle of Wagram.

Afghanistan Revealed
Beyond the Headlines
Lady Caroline Richards $39.95 • 6 x 9 • 8 pages of color plates • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-754-2 Hardly a day goes by without Afghanistan making headlines – but what do we know about this complex and enigmatic country? This book takes us beyond the media focus into the lives of the Afghan people, and the forces that have shaped their history. Specialists shed light on Afghanistan from Aryan migrations through to the emergence of a post-Taliban state. We are presented with the tasks Afghanistan faces after the withdrawal of combat troops, specifically the need to rebuild, create jobs, provide education, and provide political and social harmony.

The American Arsenal
The World War II Official Standard Ordnance Catalogue
Ian V Hogg $49.95 • 8.5 x 10.75 • 900+ photographs and drawings • April 2014 • hardback • 978-184832-726-9 During WWII, various U.S. military agencies produced catalogs of equipment to fill the gaps left by the official War Department manuals. In order to standardize information and properly catalog all the equipment, the U.S. Ordnance Department put together a master guide, published here as The American Arsenal. All the information was checked and authenticated by reference to Ordnance Committee Minutes and similar authorities. No other single source provides so much accurate detail on U.S. weapons, ammunition, vehicles and other combat equipment, with an explanation of their development and introduction processes.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Duelling
Of Honour and Honourable Quarrels
Vincentio Saviolo $39.95 • 5.25 x 8.5 • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84832-527-2 This beautifully illustrated guide to the etiquette of settling quarrels in Elizabethan England was written by Vincentio Saviolo, one of the great Italian fencing masters-a contemporary and perhaps a colleague of William Shakespeare. This book sets down the correct etiquette for fighting a duel – Saviolo’s guide was written in a time when rapier play was seen by the gentry as a great improvement to the old-fashioned sword-and-buckler fighting and much better suited to the requirements of a gentleman.

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Grub Street Publishing
Wind in the Wires
Duncan Grinnell-Milne $29.95 • 256 pages • 5 x 8 • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909808-01-0 A classic memoir of WWI flying, Wind in the Wires paints a vivid picture of early war training and combat, especially with the Maurice Farman Shorthorn and the Bristol BE2. After having been forced down and captured, Grinnell-Milne returns to the front to fly late in the war with the famed 56 Squadron, flying the SE5a. The author’s eye for detail, sense of humor, and his truly hair-raising experiences make this a charming and riveting read to rank with the greats of Cecil Lewis, Antoine de SaintExupéry and Arthur Gould Lee.

Hunter Boys
True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter
Richard Pike $39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 8 • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909808-03-4 From the highly successful author of Lightning Boys and Lightning Boys 2, Richard Pike, comes a welcome addition to the ‘Boys’ series, Hunter Boys. A fascinating insight into the experiences and affections of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter. Fifteen aircrew relate their individual recollections of the highs and lows, the dramas and demands of this incredible aircraft, which came into service in July 1951 and changed the future of fighter development. Including a chapter by Neville Duke, Hawker Aircraft’s chief test pilot, other tales recount the Aden emergency, the 1971 Indo/Pakistan war and a race against the odds in Gibraltar. All instances demonstrate the exceptional performance of this aircraft and illustrate its well-renowned lengthy service life with the RAF and internationally. In addition to the original photographs that accompany the text, renowned aviation artist Chris Stone has provided paintings especially for the book.

DH9: From Ruin to Restoration
The Extraordinary Story of the Discovery in India and Return to Flight of a Rare WWI Bomber
Andy Saunders $39.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-908117-335 In 2000, quite by chance, aircraft restorer Guy Black of Aero Vintage located the hulks of at least two Airco DH9 bombers in a remote part of India – hidden away in what had been a Maharaja’s elephant stable at his palace in Bikaner, Rajasthan. They were truly remarkable finds, and extremely rare examples of a near-extinct and important WWI aircraft type – none of which had survived in Britain. Recognizing their importance to the UK’s aviation heritage, and excited by the challenge of restoration, Guy set about negotiating their purchase and returning them back to England. His colleague and author, Andy Saunders journeyed twice to India to complete the transaction and dismantle and pack them – a process not without massive difficulties and challenges. Here the whole intriguing story is told from discovery to recovery, through to research, restoration, reconstruction and first flight, all in fascinating, meticulous detail.

A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940–1945
Volume 2: North African Desert, February 1942 – March 1943
Christopher Shores Giovanni Massimello $85.00 • 608 pages • 6 x 9 • illustrated • July 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909166-12-7 Volume I of this series dealt with the 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up as the 8th Army was forced back midway between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier with Egypt. It covers the lull prior to the defeat of the 8th Army in June 1942 and the loss of the important port and fortress of Tobruk. The efforts of the Allied air forces to protect the retreating British and Commonwealth troops is examined. So too is the fighting which followed in the El Alamein region as the line was stabilized. This period was ameliorated for the Western Desert Air Force by the arrival of the Spitfires. The buildup of both the army and air force which followed meant that Rommel’s Deutsche Afrika Korps was defeated at Alam el Halfa in September, and again at the battle of El Alamein in October. Joined by the first units of the United States Army Air Force, the Allied air forces began to achieve a growing ascendancy over those of the Axis.


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The Long Road
Trials and Tribulations of Airmen Prisoners from Stalag Luft VII (Bankau) to Berlin , June 1944 – May 1945
Oliver Clutton-Brock Raymond Crompton $59.95 • 400 pages • 6 x 9 • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909166-20-2 This book is firstly a testament to those of many nationalities who found themselves imprisoned at Stalag Luft VII, Bankau (Luft 7 for short) in Upper Silesia, the Luftwaffe’s last prisoner of war camp. Having survived the trauma of action against, and capture by, the enemy, some as far back as 1940, they came from France, the Low Countries, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Poland, the Balkans, Italy, Hungary, the Mediterranean and other seas, and from North Africa. Many of their experiences and adventures have never been documented before. It is also the complete history of their prisoner of war (POW) camp, Luft 7, told in full detail for the first time, a camp that existed for barely thirty-two weeks from its opening in early June 1944 to its closure in mid-January 1945.

Observers and Navigators Collecting Colditz And Other Non-Pilot Aircrew in the and Its Secrets RFC, RNAS and RAF
Wg Cdr C.G. Jefford MBE $59.95 • 416 pages • 8 x 11 • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909808-02-7 This title first appeared in 2001 to universal acclaim, quickly went out of print and has remained so since. The author, meantime, has continued his research and the result is this updated edition, over half as long as the first, with stacks of new photographs. Absolutely essential reference for all those interested in military aviation. Michael Booker

A Unique Pictorial Record of Life Behind the Walls

$29.95 • 192 pages • 7 x 10 • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909808-00-3 Over forty years of research has resulted in this exceptional photographic history of life within Colditz Castle, the infamous Second World War prisoner of war camp in Germany, which housed such illustrious names as Douglas Bader, Lorne Welch, Micky Burns and Jack Best. Michael Booker has accumulated a wealth of information from talking to ex-POWs, as well as the German commandant Prawitt and the head of security Captain Eggers. He relates fascinating and hitherto unpublished stories of British, Polish and French prisoners, and their many and varied attempts to escape. In addition, he has amassed a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia, some never seen before, many of which are reproduced throughout this book. Personal recollections abound, and characters like Pat Reid, Dick Howe and Sir Rupert Barry offer their insight into camp activities. This entire collection, sumptuously illustrated, stands as a testament to those who were incarcerated there and is a valuable reference on the subject.

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Omaha Beach
Field Guide
Theodore G. Shuey $26.00 • 80 pages • 8.5 x 12 • January 2014 • paperback • 978-2-84048-371-7 Finally, a field guide to this iconic and tragic beach. No one better than General Shuey could have written this work. A young officer when he served under the command of Omaha Beach veterans, including General Cota, he went on to command the famous 116th Infantry Regiment before taking command of the entire 29th Division at the end of his career. Sector by sector (with complete maps), he records the operations, relying upon the testimonies of veterans, as well as studying the battles from a military perspective, in relation to the role played by the German posts. Omaha Beach is an essential complement to Georges Bernage’s Omaha Beach.

Normandy 1944
Georges Bernage $38.00 • 176 pages • 8.5 x 12 • March 2014 • paperback • 978-2-84048-373-1 On the occasion of the 70th anniversary, and following on the success of the Invasion Journal Pictorial, Georges Bernage offers a beautifully illustrated synthesis. This is “war reporting" in the truest sense, commencing on 6 June 1944, until the very last battles, to the last German retreat behind the Seine, all the way to the end of August. The reader will find here a new and original presentation of the Battle of Normandy 1944.

The Corridor of Death
Mortain-Falaise-Argentan 1944
Georges Bernage $46.00 • 168 pages • 8.5 x 12 • March 2014 • paperback • 978-2-84048-380-9 This album is an essential work about the end of the Battle of Normandy. The Germans left 40,000 prisoners in the pocket, but 50,000 escape, from Mortain to Mont Ormel. Here presented is an apocalyptic vision of the end of the Battle of Normandy and a journey into the inferno of the Falaise-Argentan.


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Operation Dragon
1942: Les Services Secrets Americains au Tibet
Gilles Van Grasdorff $38.00 • 460 pages • 6.5 x 9.5 • January 2014 • French Text • paperback • 978-2-84048-374-8 December 1941, the U.S. enters the war and makes the decision to support the Chinese nationalist Kuomintang, who allied with them against Japan. 1942: President Roosevelt launches Operation Dragon to support the Kuomintang and decides to send the contingent O.S.S. to Tibet; it was this team that was led by Brooke Dolan and Ilya Tolstoy. They are the messengers of a letter dated July 3, 1942, which President Roosevelt address to the Dalai Lama, in order to obtain passage and supplies for General Stivell and the Kuomintang.

Operation Dragon
l’album photo
Gilles Van Grasdorff $38.00 • 460 pages • 6.5 x 9.5 • 450 photos • January 2014 • French Text • paperback • 9782-84048-375-5 Born in 1948 near Anvers, Gilles Van Grasdorff began his career as a war reporter in Afghanistan, Honduras and Chad. In 1993, out of his meeting with the fourteenth Dalai Lama came a book of interviews, Land of the Gods, Misfortune of Men. The following works have appeared since then: The Dalai Lama, the unauthorized biography, In Search of the Fifteenth Dalai Lama, and Operation Shambhala. This work, containing approximately 450 photographs, is the first of two volumes.

404th Fighter Group
Dans la Bataille de Normandie
Phillippe Leger $29.00 • 80 pages • 8.5 x 12 • photos throughout • January 2014 • hardback • 978-2-84048-369-4 • French Text 404 Fighter Group was created on January 25th, arriving on English soil between March and April 1944 and returning to Normandy after having flown their operations over the Norman territory. This work presents the feats of bravery achieved by this group, thanks to official diaries and veterans’ accounts. Throughout the book we discover another Battle of Normandy, this one from the sky, during exactly the time when the tactical aircraft dedicated to supporting its ground troops was brought into being.

La Percee du Bocage
Stephane Jacquet $89.00 • 416 pages • 8.5 x 12 • 1000 photos • May 2014 • French Text • hardback • 978-284048-377-9 After Operation Cobra, Monty transfers divisions of VIII Corps and XXX Corps into the area of Caumont for an attack that was to launch on July 30. This will be Bluecoat, with the taking of Mont Pinçon, and the attack toward Flers. British losses are very high facing the Tiger and Jadgpanther of the German elite units. This detailed study is based on many photos, maps, eyewitness accounts, as well as unit accounts.

Flak de la Leibstandarte
Pierre Tiquet $39.00 • 112 pages • 8.5 x 12 • February 2014 • French Text • hardback • 978-2-84048-378-6 The Leibstandarte was engaged on all fronts from 1939 to 1945. Its Flak units followed the development of the Standarte until division, at which point the Flak became a powerful group.

Commando Kieffer
Eric Le Penven $89.00 • 400 pages • 8.5 x 12 • March 2014 • French Text • hardback • 978-2-84048-376-2 After the first two books published on the same subject (the first being out of print and impossible to find, and the second with only a few dozen copies left), here is a new work in 400 color pages. The author has incorporated the best illustrations of the two previous volumes, with fifty percent of all the material being completely new: documents, equipment and uniforms from the veterans.

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Helion and Company
Flakhelfer to Grenadier
Memoir of a Boy Soldier, 1943–1945
Karl Heinz Schlesier $35.00 • 184 pages • 6 x 9 • 4 photos • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909384-98-9 On January 7 1943, the German Government ordered that all male students of secondary schools be drafted into anti-air craft service in the homeland. After serving from one year to thirteen months, the boys were transferred into the Reich Labor Service and from there into the armed forces. Most were called up at sixteen, but many, like the author, were only fifteen. The boys served in batteries of light and heavy flak. Although the government insisted school programs continue for Flakhelfer, the effort was a sham. Schlesier served as Flakhelfer in the regions that suffered the heaviest air raids of the war in the Rhineland and the Ruhr. His is a coming of age story in a world gone mad, where a teenage was finally thrown, unprepared, into a disintegrating frontline only fifty kilometers from his childhood home.

On the Devil’s Tail
In Combat with the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front 1945, and with the French in Indochina 1951-54
Paul Martelli / Vittorino dal Cengio $49.95 • 384 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 photos and 2 maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-09-3 This is the story of Paul Martelli, a fifteen-year-old German-Italian, who fought on the Eastern Front, as a member of the Waffen-GrenadierDivision der SS “Charlemagne” and later, with French forces during three years in Vietnam. Paul recounts his time at the Sennheim military training base, where he was introduced to the rigorous discipline of body and mind: he then goes back to 1940, when he was still a boy, hinting at his motivations for enlisting with the Waffen SS. He ends up at a castle delivering a group of women camp prisoners to a Russian officer, living in disguise among enemy soldiers until he escapes and surrender to the Americans. After his sentence and imprisonment, Paul is sent to fight in defense of bases north of Hanoi. He survives three years of mortal risks but he compares his service with the Waffen SS during the last year of war with the French Expeditionary Force.

World War II Soviet Field Weapons & Equipment
A Visual Reference Guide
Keith Ward $29.95 • 120 pages • 6 x 9 • Over 300 color illustrations • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1909384-99-6 This title is the second in a series that employs a simple and effective concept to illustrate the multiplicity of equipment and weapons systems used on the ground during World War II. Whilst many books have described such weapons and war material, Keith Ward's abilities as a 3D technical artist bring these items to life, illustrated in full color. Here are all major and many minor and less well-known items of Soviet weaponry and equipment, rendered precisely, including detailed cutaways showing their internal workings, information which is often absent from other publications.

Marshal K.K. Rokossovsky
The Red Army’s Gentleman Commander
Dr Boris Sokolov $79.95 • 496 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 b/w photos and 16 pages of color maps • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-10-9 Boris Sokolov offers this intriguing biography of Marshal Konstantin Konstantinovich Rokossovsky, who is considered one of the Red Army's top commanders in the Second World War. The author analyzes Rokossovsky's military operations, paying attention to the problem of establishing the casualties suffered by both armies in the main battles where Rokossovsky took part. While praising Rokossovsky's masterful generalship, the author does not shy away from criticizing the nature of Soviet military strategy, in which the guiding principle was "at all costs" and little value was placed on holding down casualties.

Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk 10 July – 10 September 1941 Volume 3
The Documentary Companion – Tables, Orders and Reports prepared by participating Red Army Forces
David M. Glantz $69.95 • 568 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 b/w maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-11-6 Volume 3 contains the documentary evidence for the two volumes of narrative. In addition to key Führer Directives issued by Adolf Hitler to provide direction to his forces during the Barbarossa Campaign, this book includes the daily operational summaries of the Soviet fronts, armies, and many of the orders and reports issued by the struggling Soviet armies. Precise translations illustrate not only the capabilities of key Soviet commanders but also the characteristics of their varied styles of command.


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Helion and Company
Caen Controversy
The Battle for Sword Beach 1944
Andrew Stewart $59.95 • 184 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 b/w photos and 8 pages of color maps • May 2014 • hardback • 9781-909982-12-3 On 6 June 1944, troops landed in Normandy by air and sea in one of the key moments of the Second World War. By the day's end, Operation OVERLORD was hailed as a success. In reality the assault had mixed results. The key objectives had not been captured during the first day and this failure would have consequences. Of the priority targets, the city of Caen was a vital hub plus it would act as an axis for launching attacks against the Germans. As a result a brigade of British troops was tasked with its capture but their advance culminated a few miles short. This book examines the planning, preparation and attack that was made at Sword beach, with an emphasis attached to the drive on Caen.

Stalin’s Favorite
The Combat History of the 2nd Guards Tank Army from Kursk to Berlin Volume 1: January 1943 – June 1944
Igor Nebolsin $79.95 • 504 pages • 6 x 9 • 250 b/w photos, 24 pages of color maps and 70 tables • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-15-4 The 2nd Tank Army was not an ordinary force; by 1945 it was an elite Guards formation which played a role in the Soviet offensive operations and whose tanks were the first to enter Berlin's streets. This study is based on the operational documents of the Army and provides an analysis of every battle it fought in World War II. The combat operations are covered from both sides. The day by day coverage of events, statistical data, and the 'human element' based on firsthand reminiscences of Soviet tank officers make this study an valuable source of information on tank battles fought on the Eastern Front.

Tomb of the Panzerwaffe
The Defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army in Hungary 1945
Aleksei Isaev Maksim Kolomiets $69.95 • 200 pages • 6 x 9 • 120 b/w photos and 8 pages of color maps • March 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-16-1 In March 1945 the German Wehrmacht undertook its final attempt to change the course of the war by launching a counteroffensive in the area of Lake Balaton, Hungary. Here, the best panzer forces of the Third Reich and the elite of the Panzerwaffe were assembled armed with the most combat equipment. This was considered a secondary axis for the Red Army, and the troops had to stop the German counteroffensive with their own forces. Relying upon their rich combat experience, the Soviet troops stopped the tidal wave of German armor and inflicted a decisive defeat and irreplaceable loss upon the enemy.

Doomed Before The Start
The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940 Volume 1 – The Road To Invasion and Early Moves
Niall Cherry $59.95 • 296 pages • 6 x 9 • 75 b/w photos and 8 pages of color maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-18-5 Books on the events of the early months of 1940 are dominated by the fighting undertaken the British Expeditionary Force in Northern France and Belgium following the German invasion of May 10th. It is often overlooked that prior to this, another British expeditionary force was involved in fighting in Norway. Indeed, the invasion on April 9th saw the first use of airborne troops in the war and was also one of the very few amphibious operations undertaken by the Germans during the Second World War. It is hoped that Niall Cherry's new work will fill this gap

The Sword Behind The Shield
A Combat History of the German Efforts to Relieve Budapest 1945 – Operation ‘Konrad’ I, III, III
Norbert Számvéber $79.95 • 408 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 b/w photos, 24 pages of color maps and many tables • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-19-2 The history of the Hungarian theater of war is a special chapter in World War II. The Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts had encircled Budapest after heavy combat. The German-Hungarian forces tried to break through to Budapest three times, but each time they struck relocated units from 3rd Ukrainian Front's reserve. After the third attempt, the Soviet troops launched a counter offensive to eliminate the enemy forces. This work is based on archival records. The combat actions are detailed and provide a dayby-day account. The author analyzes the control systems at operational and tactical levels and the losses of both sides.

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D-Day – The Last of the Liberators
Some Of The Last Veterans Of The Normandy Landings Retrace Their Steps Seventy Years Later
Robin Savage $59.95 • 96 pages • 9 x 6 • Color photos throughout • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1909982-31-4 The commemoration of D-Day holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the British people. Each June some of the remaining veterans make the journey back to Normandy, to remember those who never came home. This book is a collection of portraits of some of the last Normandy veterans. It records the stories of these individuals and their emotional return to the locations, in many cases the exact spot, which are tied to their most profound personal memories of the campaign.

On the Precipice
Stalin, the Red Army Leadership and the Road to Stalingrad , 1931–42
Peter Mezhiritsky $39.95 • 400 pages • 6 x 9 • 27 photos and 7 maps • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1909384-95-8 This book is dedicated to events in Soviet history in light of Marshal Zhukov’s memoirs. The reader will learn about the events that occurred in time for Stalin’s rise to power. The author presents a picture of the purges which promoted poorly educated commanders to higher levels of command. The author offers alternative explanations for many prewar and wartime events.

Guide to Japanese Ground Forces 1937–1945 Volume 1: Tactical Organization of Imperial Japanese Army & Navy Ground Forces
Leland Ness $69.95 • 384 pages • 6 x 9 • 25 photos and 155 tables • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1909982-00-0 This book is the first nuts-and-bolts handbook to utilize both the raw allied intelligence documents and postwar Japanese documentation as primary sources. This first volume covers the tactical organization of Army and Navy ground forces during the war. The evolution of the Japanese force structure is examined, including infantry, armor, cavalry, artillery and naval ground combat units, each discussed and illustrated with tables of organization and equipment and mobilization data.

Destination D-Day
Preparations for the Invasion of North-West Europe 1944
David Rogers $45.00 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 60 photos, maps and tables • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-05-5 The Normandy landings were the most complex operation in the history of modern warfare. Spread over five beaches assigned to both the US and British/Canadian Forces, the need for planning was paramount. The author provides fascinating detail on these and other aspects of the preparations in the UK for D-Day and the battle for Normandy.

Men Amidst the Madness
British Technology Development in World War II
David Rogers $45.00 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 60 photos, maps and tables • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1909982-08-6 Individually and collectively, the Fellows of the Royal Society were involved in many wartime activities. Some Fellows such as Sir Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and Alan Turing were either in the public eye during World War Two. Equally there are individuals who have escaped the limelight. These stories provide a fascinating picture of the men frequently labeled ‘boffins’, and the work they did during World War Two.

Mettle and Pasture
The History of the Second Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment during World War II
Gary J. Weight $79.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 color and 70 b/w illustrations, 16 pages of color maps • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-14-7 This is the story of The Lincolnshire Regiment in World War II. Entering France in September 1939 they witnessed the battack on Belgium and the German Blitzkrieg. Fighting a rearguard action, the Battalion covered the withdrawal of the British Army, arriving back to England with less than 25% of their force. With unpublished photographs and maps of the battlefields, this is the story of the war the way it was for an infantryman – told by the men who were there.


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South Africa’s Border War 1966–89
Willem Steenkamp Al J. Venter $59.95 • 256 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • Over 300 color and b/w photos • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-01-7 Of all the books about South Africa’s 21-year ‘Border War’ – fought on both sides of Angola’s frontier with present-day Namibia – this book has always been rated as among the best. This version is the first reissue of the original, written by Willem Steenkamp. Almost all the photos were taken by Al J. Venter who covered that conflict intermittently for almost two decades. The book is illustrated, with hundreds of color and black-and-white photos; a valuable addition to African military history.

Battle on the Lomba 1987
The Day a South African Armoured Battalion shattered Angola’s Last Mechanized Offensive – A Crew Commander’s Account
David Mannall $29.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of color photos and 35 b/w photos, 2 maps • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-02-4 The climax of Soviet Communism during the 1980s included an attempt in Southern Africa. Channeled through Cuba, Angolan armed forces received billions of dollars of weaponry. Their intent – to eradicate the US-backed Angolan opposition, then push southwards into SWA/Namibia. This is the David and Goliath story that has never been told. The author lifts the hatch on how Charlie Squadron, comprising just twelve 90mm AFVs crewed by 36 national servicemen engaged and annihilated the FAPLA 47th Armored Brigade in one day.

Wasted Years Wasted Lives Volume 2
The British Army in Northern Ireland 1978–79
Ken Wharton $59.95 • 368 pages • 6 x 9 • 70 b/w photos and 4 maps • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1909982-17-8 Volume 2 continues from where the first volume left off. It looks at the bloody years of 1978 and 1979. It covers eyewitness accounts from soldiers on the ground. The book looks at individual incidents and examines the terrorist mindset and motives for the atrocities they carried out in the name of their communities. The level of research the author goes into demonstrates his commitment to continue telling the story of one of Britain’s forgotten wars.

Iron Fist From The Sea
South Africa’s Seaborne Raiders 1978–1988
Steyn / Söderlund $59.95 • 496 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 color and b/w photos, 10 maps • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-28-4 This seminal work documents the clandestine sea borne operations undertaken by South Africa’s 4 Reconnaissance Commando Regiment. It breathtakingly reveals the versatility and effectiveness of this unit which worked with a range of other South African and Rhodesian forces to engage in a range of raiding and war fighting activities. These operations saw the clandestine reconnaissance of harbors, the sinking of enemy shipping and the destruction of shore installations. This is a fascinating work that will enthrall anyone with an interest in Special Forces operations.

Eagle Strike!
The Story of the Controversial Airborne Assault on Cassinga 1978
Col Jan Breytenbach DVR SD SM MMM $69.95 • 656 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 color and 50 b/w photos, 4 maps • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-30-7 This is the story of an audacious, airborne assault, on 4 May 1978, on a SWAPO fortified base containing its military headquarters, logistical support, reserves and training facilities. The assault was supported by a very strong air strike by bombers and fighters as well as by air transport to drop the paratroopers into battle in one of the major, post-World War para drops. This is the only personal account by somebody on the SADF side that ‘was actually there’ and commanded the paratroopers.

Weep for Africa
A Rhodesian Light Infantry Paratrooper’s Farewell to InnocenceJeremy Hall
$35.00 • 352 pages • 6 x 9 • 2 maps • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-33-8 Jeremy Hall’s childhood in apartheid South Africa was idyllic. Closeted in the halls of an English-speaking high school, the real world that followed – Afrikaner politicians issuing warnings of the red and black hordes massing on the borders – exploded into Hall’s psyche with his call-up into the South African Defense Force. Hall found himself signing on for three years with 2 Commando as the bush war erupted into full-blown war. As a paratrooper with this airborne unit, he was to see continual combat on Fireforce operations and crossborder raids into Zambia and Mozambique.

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Special Branch War
Slaughter in the Rhodesian Bush. Southern Matabeleland, 1976–1980
Ed Bird $39.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 color and b/w photos • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1909982-34-5 This searing account primarily covers Ed Bird’s Special Branch service in the Beitbridge area of southern Matabeleland, encompassing Operations Repulse and Tangent of the bitter Rhodesian ‘bush war’. A meticulous recorder, Bird implemented and maintained the Beitbridge SB incident log, and it is this diary of terror and death upon which Bird’s account hangs, interspersed with detailed accounts of fire fights, ambushes, landmine blasts, ZANLA executions, traitors and assassinations, SB ‘dirty tricks’ and ‘turning’ terrorists.

The Rebel In Me
A ZANLA Guerrilla Commander in the Rhodesian Bush War, 1974–1980
Agrippah Mutambara $35.00 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 40 b/w photos and 1 map • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1909982-35-2 This is the story of a guerrilla commander brought up in a Christian family in Rhodesia. A chance encounter with a captured guerrilla fighter helped complete the metamorphic transformation of his rebel character, and was catalytic to his decision to join the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army. Mutambara invites the reader to view the bush war through the eyes of a guerrilla commander. He outlines the psyche of those who engage in revolutionary armed struggle and why they remain committed to their cause.

The Nigerian Civil War 1967–1970
Peter Baxter $29.95 • 72 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 130 color and b/w photos, maps • May 2014 • paperback • 9781-909982-36-9 Nigeria was a unique concept in the formation of modern Africa. It began life as a lucrative holding of the Royal Niger Company. It was handed over to indigenous rule in 1960 with the intentions that it would become the poster child of successful political transition in Africa. This book traces the history of Nigeria from inception to civil war, and the events that defined the conflict in Biafra, revealing how this event played out, and the scars that it has since left on the disunited federation that has continued to exist in the aftermath.

Bush War Rhodesia
Peter Baxter $29.95 • 72 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 130 color and b/w photos, maps • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-37-6 The Rhodesian War was fought with intelligence-gathering and analysis techniques combined with a fluid and mobile armed response. The practitioners of both have been celebrated in countless histories and campaign analyses, but what has never been attempted has been a concise, explanatory overview of the war. This book does all of that. The Rhodesian War is explained in detail and in a manner that will allow enthusiasts of the elements of that struggle to embrace the wider picture in order to place the various episodes in context.

Wings over Ogaden
The Ethiopian–Somali War, 1978–1979
Tom Cooper $29.95 • 80 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 130 color and b/w photos, maps and color profiles • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1909982-38-3 This volume details the history and training of both Ethiopian and Somali air forces, their equipment and training, tactics used and kills claimed, against the backdrop of the flow of the Ogaden war. It explains in detail how the Ethiopian Air Force won the decisive victory in the air by expertly deploying the F-5Es – unequaled in maneuverability, small size and powerful armament – to practically destroy the Somali Air Force and its MiG-17s and MiG-21s.

Libyan Air Wars
Part 1: 1973–1985
Tom Cooper Albert Grandolini $29.95 • 80 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 130 color and b/w photos, maps and color profiles • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-39-0 Detailing not only the aerial operations but the ground war and the geopolitical background of the conflict, this volume provides a unique insight into an otherwise completely forgotten conflict that raged from the skies over the southern Mediterranean to southern Chad and northern Sudan, yet one that not only represented a formative period of the LAAF, but which also prompted a number of crucial modifications and developments in France and the USA.


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Fangs of the Lone Wolf
Chechen Tactics in the Russian-Chechen War 1994–2009
Dodge Billingsley $45.00 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • color photos, 30 maps • November 2013 • hardback • 978-1-909384-77-4 Books on guerrilla war are seldom written from the tactical perspective or from the guerrilla’s perspective. This book is an exception. These are the stories of low-level guerrilla combat as told by the survivors. They cover fighting from the cities of Grozny and Argun to the villages of Bamut and Serzhenyurt, and finally the hills, river valleys and mountains that make up so much of Chechnya. The book is organized into vignettes that provide insight on the nature of both Chechen and Russian tactics utilized during the two wars.

Dingo Firestorm
The Greatest Battle of the Rhodesian Bush War
Ian Pringle $39.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 60 color and b/w photos, 4 b/w maps • January 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909384-93-4 On 23 November 1977, an armada of helicopters and airplanes took off from Rhodesian air bases and crossed the border into Mozambique. Their objective: to attack the headquarters of the Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army. Ian Pringle describes the political and military backdrop leading up to the operation, and tells the story of the battle through the eyes of key personalities who planned, led and participated in it.

Death Row in Paradise
The Untold Story of the Mercenary Invasion of the Seychelles 1981–83
Aubrey Brooks $29.95 • 200 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 b/w illustrations and maps • March 2014 • paperback • 978-1909982-04-8 This is the story of an attempted coup d’etat more than twenty years ago on the Seychelles. At the time, the attempt made headlines across the world, partly because it involved names still notorious from the mercenary involvement in the Congo, partly because it involved the hijacking of an Air India jetliner, partly because South Africa was involved, and partly because the incident was perceived as another small skirmish in the Cold War. However, this is more than a behind-thescenes account of those faded headlines.

Bush Pig – District Cop
Service with the British South Africa Police in the Rhodesian Conflict 1965–79
Ivan Smith $29.95 • 232 pages • 6 x 9 • 35 color and b/w photos, 1 map • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1909982-29-1 This is the story of one man’s service in the British South Africa Police of Rhodesia during his service of nearly fifteen years, and in many ways forms a sequel to the author’s book Mad Dog Killers. It is also the story of the struggle by Rhodesian-born policemen in a force where the majority was English-born. The author’s senior officers were British and required to join the rebellion. It tells of his resentment at the lack of drive by senior officers in the fight against terrorist atrocities.

The Battle for Mozambique
The Frelimo–Renamo Struggle, 1977–1992
Stephen A. Emerson $35.00 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 60 b/w illustrations and 10 maps • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909384-92-7 Based on more than a decade of research, a review of military records and documents, and dozens of in-depth interviews with political leaders, diplomats, generals and soldiers, this book tells the story of the war from the perspective of those who fought and lived. It follows Renamo’s growth from its Rhodesian roots in as a weapon against Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwean nationalist guerrillas through South African patronage in the early 1980s to Renamo’s evolution as a self-sufficient nationalist insurgency.

Watershed Angola and Mozambique
The Portuguese Collapse in Africa 1974–1975, a Photo History
Wilf Nussey $49.95 • 144 pages • 8.5 x 11.75 • 300 b/w photos • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1909982-32-1 In 1974, the advance of African independence had ground to a halt. It had come up against an impenetrable wall of white and colonial rule. And then, the wall cracked. A coup d’état overthrew Portugal’s dictatorship. In the next nineteen months Angola and Mozambique fell into anarchy from which emerged new regimes struggling to survive their own civil wars. This was captured in detail by photographers of the Argus Africa News Service. These have been compiled here by its then editor, who wrote the accompanying text.

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Bright Eyes of Danger
An Account of the Anglo-Sikh Wars 1845–1849
Bill Whitburn $79.95 • 356 pages • 6 x 9 • 80 illustrations with 8 pages in color, 8 pages of color maps • March 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-21-5 The Bright Eyes of Danger is rich in detail about the British advancement in India during the latter part of the eighteenth century thus becoming the paramount power over all India except for the Sikh Kingdom in the Punjab. it gives a vivid account of the seven battles and one siege of the two was with the Sikhs. The first being brought on by the demise of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the machinations of palace officials and rapacity of the Sikh Army. Despite traitors in command, the Sikhs gave the invincible British Army a run for its money. The Battle of Ferozeshah was a closer run thing than Waterloo as the British Indian Empire stood at the brink of disaster.

The Road to Königgrätz
Helmuth von Moltke and the AustroPrussian War 1866
Quintin Barry $39.95 • 552 pages • 6 x 9 • 100 illustrations and maps • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1909384-96-5 Before the War of 1866 the name of Helmuth von Moltke was scarcely known outside the Prussian army. His appointment as Chief of the General Staff was in many ways surprising. This book follows Moltke’s part in the campaign at the end of which his name had become a household word. It traces his rise to the position of Chief of the General Staff and the way in which he developed the functions of the General Staff. Moltke’s contribution to the allied campaign of Prussia and Austria against Denmark in 1864 was an important part of his own development, before the inevitable war between the successful allies in 1866.

The Collected Letters and Speeches of Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby Volume 2: 1878–1885
Dr John W. Hawkins $89.95 • 464 pages • 6 x 9 • 62 b/w illustrations, 9 maps and plans • June 2014 hardback • 978-1-909982-13-0 Colonel Fred Burnaby of the Blues, six feet four inches tall and with a riding weight of over twenty stone, was one of the most recognizable soldier/adventurers of the late Victorian period. As a young officer he became famous as an athlete, gymnast, swordsman and pugilist, reputed to be the strongest man in the British army. Two of Burnaby’s books have barely been out or print since they were first published, but his other works are much more difficult to find. His biographers have often included excerpts from his letters and speeches in their works, but none comprehensively. This book is intended to provide both. It also includes a new biography of Burnaby, the first to have been written for almost sixty years.

The Life of a Lancer in the Wars of the Punjaub, or, Seven Years in India, 1843–50
James Gilling / John H. Rumsby $59.95 • 160 pages • 6 x 9 • 17 b/w illustrations January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-23-9 This book comprises a new edition of the memoirs of a private soldier, James Gilling, originally published in 1855. Gilling served in the Ninth Lancers of the British army, and he gives a well-written, frank, and lively account of his time in India from 1843 to 1850, during which time he took part in both Anglo-Sikh Wars. It is the only published memoir written from the ranks of a lancer regiment at this period, and includes many outspoken opinions about army life, the conduct of war in India, and his fellow soldiers of all ranks. The memoir is an unusually frank and detailed account of the life of a cavalry soldier in India, with stories of incidents and individuals, alternating with the author’s experiences in the fierce struggle against the well-trained armies of the Sikh nation.

The Serbian Army in the Wars for Independence against Turkey
Dusan Babac $69.95 • 200 pages • 8.5 x 11 • 300 color and b/w illustrations • April 2014 • hardback • 9781-909982-24-6 This book offers to a very thorough analysis of the Serbian Army of the period, its organization, and participation in military operations, weapons, equipment, uniforms, and the system of orders and medals that had just been introduced. It is a synthesis of all available literature, published for the first time in the English language, and contains extensive visual material and photographs, including color uniform plates, contemporary paintings, portraits and photographs and many color photographs of preserved artifacts and documents. A special emphasis is placed on the colorful aspects of Serbian uniforms from the epoch. The book is the result of two decades of research and will enable readers to gain a clearer picture on this fascinating subject.


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Genesis, Employment, Aftermath
First World War Tanks and the New Warfare, 1900–1945
Alaric Searle $59.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 8 pages of b/w photos and 4 maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-22-2 While much has been written on the history of the tank, this volume brings together a collection of essays which uncover new aspects of the history of these early machines. Leading military historians from Britain, France and Germany offer insights into the emergence of the tank before the First World War, during the conflict, as well as what happened to them after the guns fell silent on the Western Front. Based on painstaking research in archives across Europe, each of the chapters sheds new light on different aspects of the history of First World tanks. The aim of the book is to reconsider the history of First World War tanks by widening the historical perspective beyond Britain, to include France and Germany, and by reflecting on the pre-1914 and post-1918 history of the these new weapons of war.

Shellshocked Prophets
Former Anglican Army Chaplains in Inter-War Britain
Linda Parker $79.95 • 272 pages • 6 x 9 • 10 b/w photos • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-25-3 The Anglican chaplains who served in the Great War were changed by their experience of total war. This book argues that in the interwar years the impact of chaplains was enhanced by their experiences in an unprecedented global conflict, which gave their actions more moral authority than would otherwise been the case. This question of the impact of former chaplains is considered in the context of debates about the effect that the war had on British society as a whole and on the Church of England. The inter-war years have been described as “the long peace” as the chaplains were coming to terms with the way the Great War had affected their lives and ministries. In the twenty years after their wartime chaplaincies, former chaplains had gone to fulfill the hopes and aspirations articulated on their return from the front and could claim to have contributed greatly to both developments in the Anglican Church and in wider society.

Glorious by My Sword
The Army of Montrose 1644–45 and the Military Revolution
Charles Singleton $29.95 • 80 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 b/w illustrations, 9 maps and 8 pages of color plates • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1909384-97-2 A brilliant young poet, leading a gallant band whose epic adventure ends in defeat, betrayal and execution. Montrose was a doomed King’s general who dared to win – and lost it all. The Scottish Royalist armed forces, along with its principal leader, the Marquis of Montrose, have had a romantic veneer that has long obscured their true composition and function. In this work, the author examines the troops and their operational doctrines within the themes of the early modern Military Revolution, and places the Scots Royalists within a greater European context of development. The book is enlivened by specially commissioned color uniform plates based on the latest research, showing how Montrose’s troops really appeared on the battlefield.

The Last Ironsides
The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662–1668
Jonathon Riley $69.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 illustrations with 8 pages in color, 22 maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-20-8 When Charles II returned home he began the search for a dynastic marriage. He fixed upon the Infanta of Portugal, Catherine of Braganza, whose dowry included Tangier, Bombay and valuable trade concessions. The Portuguese had been fighting for their independence from Spain for twenty years and needed alliances to tip the scales in their favor. In return for the concessions Charles agreed to send Portugal a regiment of horse and two of foot. There were also officers and men who had remained loyal to the crown. Former Royalists made up the regiment of horse – uncomfortable bedfellows for their former enemies. The English and French regiments fought at the series of battles that followed who proved the decisive factor in winning Portugal’s independence. But in return for their courage in battle, the English soldiers were rewarded with insults and want of pay. At the conclusion of peace in 1667, only 1,000 out of the 3,500 men who made up the force were left standing.

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Jet Age Man
SAC B–47 and B–52 Operations in the Early Cold War
Lt Col USAF (Ret.) Earl J. McGill $35.00 • 296 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 color and 34 b/w photos, illustrations and diagrams • January 2014 • paperback • 978-1909384-94-1 The events in Jet Age Man took place during the early Cold War. To some, nuclear deterrence appeared as utter madness. The concept of Mutually Assured Destruction provoked protests and marches, and the architect of M.A.D, General Curtis LeMay, became a symbol of madness himself. This story takes place in the Cold War trenches of the Strategic Air Command. It is about those who served and died, told by someone who literally held the fate of all mankind within reach of a switch. More particularly, this is a story of man’s interaction with two bombers that changed the course of political history, and were perhaps the most influential aircraft in the annals of aircraft development.

Flight Plan Africa
Portuguese Airpower in Counterinsurgency, 1961–1974
John P. Cann $49.95 • 296 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 photos and 20 maps • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-90998206-2 Following the 1952 reorganization of the Portuguese Air Force from the army and naval air arms, Portugal had an entity dedicated to aviation that would bring it into line with its new NATO commitment. As it proceeded to develop competence in modern multiengine and jet fighter aircraft, it was confronted in 1961 with fighting insurgencies in all three of its African possessions. This development forced it to acquire a new and separate air force, the African air force, to address this emerging danger. This is the story of how Portuguese leadership dealt with this threat, and how it assembled an air force from scratch to meet it.

To Rule The Winds
The Evolution of the British Fighter Force Through Two World Wars Volume 2: Air War on the Western Front 1914–1918
Michael C. Fox $79.95 • 432 pages • 6 x 9 • 60 b/w photos and illustrations, 5 maps and 40 tables • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-909982-26-0 This second Volume in the To Rule the Winds series deals with the evolution of the Royal Flying Corps through the First World War and its transformation, in 1918, into the Royal Air Force. It focuses on the migration of the Army’s Air Service – and to some extent the Navy’s separate Air Service – towards a British Air Force intended to wipe the enemy’s Air Service from the sky and provide an aerial umbrella under which the Army’s Expeditionary Force on the ground could eventually move forward to victory. This Volume continues the underlying theme of the whole series: the development of the fighter force – a coordinated group of fighting squadrons adapted and later designed primarily to fight in the air against other airplanes.

Preparing for the Bolshevik Incursion into Afghanistan and Attack on India, 1919–20
Andrei Evgenievich Snesarev $39.95 • 200 pages • 6 x 9 • 1 illustration and 1 map • March 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-03-1 In May 1921, the Kingdom of Afghanistan signed a treaty of friendship with the Soviet Union. The British perceived the treaty as a threat to British India. There were fears that Britain would invade Afghanistan and the Workers and Peasants Red Army began preparations to aid Afghanistan. Britain was still aiding the holdout elements of the White Army in the Russian civil war. The Soviet Union needed to finish their civil war and deal with Britain and the Soviet southern border. The Soviets put their regional scholar, General Andrei Snesarev, on the job. Snesarev’s lectures were part of this preparation. Snesarev’s knowledge was critical and so his lectures were printed as a book. His book was not available to the Russian public until recently and has not been available in English until this printing.

Mountain Warfare and Other Lofty Problems
Foreign mountain combat veterans discuss movement and maneuver, training and resupply
Lester W. Grau / Charles K. Bartles $39.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 80 photos, maps, diagrams and tables • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-909982-07-9 The United States has been in a mountain war in Afghanistan for almost a decade. Other nations have different, extensive experience in training and conduction mountain combat. Les Grau and Chuck Bartles gathered this experience in a detailed study aimed at being of use both to military professionals and others with an interest in military operations in mountainous terrain. Chapters include small and large unit actions, reconnaissance, artillery, small arms fire, logistics, communications, medicine and aviation. Much experience is drawn from Soviet efforts in Afghanistan during the 1980s, and modern Russian army training. The text is complemented by numerous maps and diagrams.


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Supermarine Spitfire
Volume I Planes and Pilots 19
Phillippe Listemann $29.99 • 96 pages • 8 x 9.5 • December 2013 • paperback • 978-2-35250-343-9 This book is the first of a series of three volumes devoted to the most famous fighter of the Royal Air Force. This one combined with the equally famous Hurricane gave to the British control of the skied against the Luftwaffe. It covers the different versions of the place from the Spitfire Mk I to the Spitfire MK V which appeared in February 1941 and was equipped with Rolls-Royce Merlin 45, one of the most powerful engines of the Second World War.

Douglas A4 Skyhawk
Planes and Pilots 20
Gerard Paloque $29.95 • 8 x 9.5 • January 2014 • paperback • 978-2-35250-364-4 Originally designed to replace another aircraft from the same manufacturer Douglas, the famous Skyraider, the A-4 Skyhawk enjoyed a remarkable career for nearly half a century. It was first the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps who utilized this aircraft extensively, with the many squadrons labeled " Scooter " it’s quasiofficial nickname. The two branches implemented them especially during the Vietnam War before transforming them into “aggressors” within the core of the training units.

French Aircraft in the First World War
$49.95 • April 2014 • paperback • 978-2-35250370-5 This book provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the French Air Force from 1914 to 1918 through a historical narrative peppered with anecdotes and illustrated with many unpublished pictures from the period and profiles of the most iconic devices. The work is complete with full specifications of aircraft built and used by France during the four years of the Great War.

Les Avions Celebres de la Premiere Guerre Mondiale
Paul Villatoux $34.95 • 7.5 x 10.25 • January 2014 • paperback • French Text • 978-235250-368-2 Superbly illustrated with 3D drawings and period photographs, this book presents the fighter, bomber and the most famous flying boats of the First World War. During the four years of the Great War, all the tactics and techniques of aerial warfare have been invented and are still valid.

Fighters of the 8th Air Force
George Paloque $29.95 • 128 pages • 8.5 x 10 • December 2013 • hardback • 978-2-35250-328-6

German Fighters
1939 – 1942 – Volume I
Dominique Breffort $54.95 • 160 pages • 9 x 12 • January 2014 • paperback • 978-2-35250-332-3

German Fighters
1939 – 1942 – Volume 2
Dominique Breffort $54.95 • 160 pages • 9 x 12 • January 2014 • paperback • 978-2-35250-334-73

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Stonne 1940
Eric Denis $55.00 • 84 pages • 8 x 9.5 • January 2014 paperback • 978-2-352-50306-4 On May 1940, the Panzers crossed the Meuse River. Guderian had the choice to go south and attack the rears of the Maginot line or to head west in order to encircle the French troops holding the Meuse line. The town of Stonne and the woody hills of Mont-Dieu were the single area where it was possible to try to stop the German advance. To attack the Germans, the French urged elements from the 3rd DIM, from the 3rd DRC and the 4th BCC, to face elements of the 10.PzDivision and of the Grossdeutschland infantry Regiment. Stonne saw very hard fighting; the town itself switched sides 17 times in 3 days. Some German officers mentioned Stonne among the battles they will never forget. Most of the Grossdeutschland infantry regiment of the 1940 western campaign was lost in Stonne.

Issus & Gaugamela
Alexander the Great vs Darius III
Frederic Bey $29.95 • 8 x 9.5 • April 2014 • paperback 978-2-35250-376-7 In just three years and two battles against the 'king of kings' Darius III, the young monarch of Macedonia brought Persia to its knees. Alexander the Great, with the help of the Macedonian war machine overcame the Persian army at Issus (-333), opening the doors of Phenicia, Syria and Egypt. At Gaugamela (-331), the two rivals and their soldiers fight again a decisive battle which see the death of Darius and the accession of Alexander as the new ruler of the ancient East. From a military point of view, the victories of Alexander show both a tactical genius and a personal involvement from the young leader in the heart of battle. The technique of Alexander was to form the model of some of the great generals in history, from Ceasar to Napoleon.

French Dragoons
Volume I: 1669 – 1749
Ludovic Letrun $29.99 • 80 pages • 8 x 9.5 • 66 plates of illustrations • January 2014 • paperback 9782-35250-354-5 According to Pere Daniel the Dragoon corp. got its origins under the reign of Henry II, with the mounted arquebusiers, created in 1554. Those were mostly small units of infantrymen, traveling on horses and firing when dismounted. The nickname dragoon actually appeared later, under the reign of Henri III, and designates as well mounted arquebusiers, carabiniers and musketeers. In this book, you will discover the magnificent uniforms of those cavalrymen, from the first XVIIth century wars, to the battles led by Louis XV's generals.

Free French Saboteurs
French Resistance against Hitler’s Army
Franck Lambert $34.95 • 8.25 x 10 • April 2014 • hardback 978-2-35250-372-9 Discover the fantastic history of the saboteurs during World War II in the French resistance. Trained by the British secret service, they destroyed hundreds of buildings, bridges, and industries. Leading up to D-Day they blocked the German forces by destroying transport links and sabotaged German military production in France. The actions of this small number of brave men and women made a huge contribution to the success of the Allies in the Second World War.

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The Sussex Plan
Secret War in Occupied France
Dominique Soulier $24.95 • 134 pages • 8.25 x 10 • December 2013 • paperback • 978-2-35250-312-5


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Light Tanks and Heavily Armed Combat Vehicles
Recognition Handbook
Youri Obraztsov $29.95 • 8.25 x 10 • November 2013 • paperback 978-2-35250-356-9 Light tanks and heavily armed combat vehicles are part of the Armored Fighting Vehicle family. These armored vehicles, widespread throughout the world, can accomplish a number of different missions. They are simple in their utilization and are polyvalent. This book regroups all light tanks and heavy weapons vehicles, with chains or wheels, from the world over and their many modernizations and modifications along with the technical characteristics of each and every model. Enriched with more than 350 photos, clear and methodic, it reveals the history of each vehicle along with precise dates and a time-table showing when they were put into service.

Le VLR Delahaye
Le Vehicule Leger de Reconnaissance de l’armee Francaise 1946-1980
Patrick Wagner $59.95 • 176 pages • 9 x 12 • January 2014 hardback • French Text • 978-2-35250-289-0 The VLR has a great number of advantages, some of which are: it can transport personnel and equipment, possesses the ability to easily turn back on the road and travel in double columns, and has the possibility of being armed with a light machine gun on a pivot. These characteristics were what the French army hoped would make the VLR an alternative to the American jeep after the end of the Second World War. Delahaye, a family company known for its luxury cars and fire trucks, would meet the challenge. Patrick Wagner tells you here the story of three decades of what is much more than "the French jeep." A great chapter illustrates photos and drawings of all the component parts of the vehicle.

La Jeep dan l’Armee Francaise – Volume II
De l’Algerie a nos jours
Paul Gaujac $34.95 • 8.25 x 10 • April 2014 • hardback • French Text • 9782-35250-367-5 Designed in less than six months a short while before the United States entered the war in December 1941, in all 650 000 jeeps were built of which almost 175 000 were delivered to the Allied armies as part of the Lend-Lease agreement. Wherever the French army was, there were the jeeps. They transported top brass, carried radios, were equipped with automatic or antitank weapons, evacuated casualties from the battle zones over difficult terrain. They were equipped with loudspeakers to harangue the crowds and the technicians even thought of getting them to do mine detecting. Other builders thought they could replace them but they failed. They just had to build them under license until they just disappeared after sixty years of loyal service.

Sherman in the Pacific
1943 – 1945
Raymon Giuliani $54.95 • 144 pages 9 x 12 • 350 photos April 2014 • hardback 978-2-35250-283-8 This book tells the extraordinary story of the M4 Sherman tank in the Pacific theater of operations during World War 2. Through carefully selected and unpublished photographs, you will discover the extraordinary metamorphosis of the famous American tank, its first disastrous engagement on “Bloody Atoll” Tarawa, in the island of Okinawa, the last bastion of the Rising Sun. The terrible experience of fire against an enemy, as brave as fanatical, required Americans to adapt and transform the Sherman to resist and win the war.

Red Ball Express
American Logistics in France and Germany
Nicolas Aubin $55.00 • 134 pages 9 x 12 • January 2014 hardback • 978-2-35250-320-0

The Encyclopedia of French Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Francois Vauvillier $54.95 • 176 pages • 9 x 12 • April 2014 hardback • 978-2-35250-322-4

The Jeep in the French Army
Volume 1 – from 1942-1950, Tunisia to Indochina
Paul Gaujac $34.95 • 144 pages • 8.25 x 10 • Now Available hardback • 978-2-35250-240-1

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World War Two Soldiers
1939 – 1945
Laurent Mirouze $26.95 • 84 pages • 8 x 9.5 February 2014 • paperback 978-2-35250-340-8

German Combat Equipment
$29.95 • 64 pages • 8 x 9.5 February 2014 • paperback 978-2-35250-304-0

Flight Gear 1942 – Hitler's Combat 1945 Photographers
Matthieu Bianchi $54.95 • 176 pages • 9 x 12 • 1000 photos • Now Available • hardback 978-2-35250-302-6

Propaganda Kompanien
Nicholas Ferard $54.95 • 9 x 12 • February 2013 • hardback • 978-2-35250-336-1

La Fronde 1648 – 1653
Pouvoir, argent et Trahison
Jean-Marin Mongin $19.95 • 64 pages • 8.25 x 10 • December 2013 • paperback • French Text 978-2-35250-352-1 1648 ... The Thirty Years War was about to end and we start to see the European balance slowly tip. The great rival of the Bourbon monarchy, Spain, will soon yield to her the place of importance. This conflict weighs heavily on the finances of the French kingdom, and during the years that follow the victory of the young Condé over the Tercios of His Most Catholic Majesty, in Rocroi, have exacerbated a difficult financial situation. The regent, his prime minister and the king's council are firing on all cylinders to increase revenue, which could plunge the kingdom into chaos...

Napoleon and Italy
Juan Carlos Camignani Giles Boue $70.00 • 192 pages • 9 x 12.5 • April 2014 hardback • 978-2-35250-323-1

The Battle of Marengo
The First Victory of the Century Olivier Lapray $49.95 • 144 pages 9 x 12.5 • April 2014 hardback • 978-2-35250-326-2

La Revolution 1788-1790
Les trois premieres annees
Giles Boue $19.95 • 64 pages • 8.25 x 10 • December 2013 • paperback • French Text 978-2-35250-350-7 By 1788 it had already been ten years since Beaumarchais wrote "The Marriage of Figaro", featuring a noble and his valet. His play was ruled inadmissible and insidious, prohibited by royal censorship when he attempted to debut it in the theater in 1781. And yet he was only describing the society of his time though with a critical eye ... The benefits to come from the excesses of the French Revolution cannot be understood without reading the events of those three crucial years ... Here's the story !


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Junkers Ju 88 Bomber Varients
Maciej Noszczak $19.95 • 20 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • color profiles, scale drawings • November 2013 • paperback • 978-83-62878-79-6 The sixteenth issue of the Topdrawings series is dedicated to the bomber variants of the Junkers Ju 88. It contains scale drawings of the most important sub variants of the A-variant. Also included are color profiles of 4 aircraft: – Junkers Ju 88 A-1; W.Nr. 7036, coded ‘9K+HL’ of 3./KG 51, Bexhill, Sussex, UK, 28th July 1940, – Junkers Ju 88 A-11 (A-4 trop); coded ‘L1+OK’ of 2./LG 1, North Africa, 1942, – Junkers Ju 88 A-4; coded ‘(3Z)+KS’ of 8./KG 77, MTO, 1943, – Junkers Ju 88 A-5; coded ‘B3+EX’ of 10.(Erg.)/KG 54, MTO, 1943. Their individual markings in 1:32, 1:48 and 1:72 scales, as well as the swastikas, are present on the decal sheet printed by Cartograf, which is also attached to the booklet.

The Battleship HMS King George V
Witold Koszela $19.95 • 8.25 x 11.5 • color profiles • November 2013 • paperback • 978-83-62878-80-2 At the beginning of the 1930s Britain was obliged not to build new battleships due to signed naval treaties. Standard displacement for any new battleship was limited to 35,000 tons with the caliber of main armament not exceeding 406 millimeters. Britain was trying to impose the next treaty decreasing guns caliber even further to 356 mm. Five King George V-class battleships eventually were armed with guns of such caliber. Standard displacement limits compelled placing main guns in three separate turrets with two of them carrying four cannons each. King George V-class entered service in 1940. Out of the five battleships of this class ever built one was sunk while the other four survived the war and were scrapped in the 1950s.

Pz.Kpfw. III family
Marek Jaszczolt Slawomir Zajaczkowksi $16.95 • 16 pages • 8 x 11 • 16 color profiles • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-62878-66-6 A big decal sheet with 1:72, 1:48 and 1:35 individual and national markings for 8 Pz.Kpfw. III tanks and 8 Sturmgeschütz assault gun. Each painting scheme is depicted on color profile and described with English and Polish text. Contains the following vehicles: – Pz.Kpfw. III (Funk) Ausf. J named “Strolch II” – Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J – Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. N – Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. M – Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F/8 – Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J/L – Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G – Panzerbeobachtungswagen III Ausf. F/G – Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. F/8

Last Hope of the Luftwaffe
Me 163, He 162, Me 262
Maciej Goralczyk Jacek Pasieczny Simon Schatz $16.95 • 16 pages • 8 x 10.8 • 10 painting schemes in 3 scales • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-62878-71-0 A big decal sheet with 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 individual markings for 3 Me 163s, 4 He 162s and 3 Me 262s. The decal sheet was printed by Cartograf. Each painting scheme is depicted on beautifully drawn color profiles and described in the 16 page guidebook with English and Polish text. The authors selected the following aircraft: – Messerschmitt Me 163 B V53; – Messerschmitt Me 163 B; ‘White 10’ – Messerschmitt Me 163 B V52 – Heinkel He 162 A-1 – Heinkel He 162 A-2 – Messerschmitt Me 262 A-2a – Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a

Fw 190s over Europe Part II
Maciej Goralczyk Janusz Swiatlon $16.95 • 16 pages • 8 x 10.8 • 16 color profiles, decals for all 8 painting schemes in 3 scales • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-62878-74-1 A big decal sheet with 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 individual markings for 8 colorful “Butcher Birds”. The decal sheet was printed by Cartograf. Each painting scheme is depicted on beautifully drawn 4-view color profiles and described in the 16 page guidebook with English and Polish text. The authors selected the following aircraft: – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-2 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-4/U7 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-7 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R6 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8/R2 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-9/R11

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Focke-Wulf Ta 154 “Moskito”
Marek J. Murawski Marek Rys $24.95 • 104 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 129 graphics, 60 photos • Now Available • paperback • 978-8362878-72-7 This monograph is dedicated to the German Ta 154 night fighter which supposed to be an answer to the British Mosquito. The book covers both Ta 154 development history and the combat record of only few of those fighters ever deployed. Numerous rare archive photographs combined with many 3D renders depicting almost every detail of Ta 154 give a remarkable chance to discover all aspects of this unique aircraft.

Vought F4U Corsair
Volume I
Tomasz Szlagor Leszek A. Wieliczko $22.95 • 104 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 9 painting schemes • Now Available • paperback • 978-8362878-73-4 Vought F4U Corsair was one of the best fighters of World War Two era. Developed since 1938, it didn’t see serial production until mid-1942. Initially disqualified for carrier operations, it was handed over to land-based US Marine Corps fighter units. The first volume deals with the design and development phase. A separate chapter has been devoted to camouflage and markings of the Corsairs serving with the US Navy and US Marine Corps. Another chapter details their service during the Solomons campaign and the aerial offensive against the Japanese fortress of Rabaul.

B-25J “Mitchell” in Combat Over Europe (MTO)
Marek Katarzynski $19.95 • 80 pages • 8 x 11 • 197 b/w photos, 36 color photos, 4 color profiles • Now Available • paperback • 978-8362878-65-9 This photo album contains B-25J „Mitchell” photographs showing this particular B-25 version participating in air campaign in the skies over southern Europe. All images are captioned with author’s descriptions both in English and Polish. Another feature of this album highlights participation of Polish fliers among bombing crews. Moreover this publication includes not only 4 B-25J color profiles painted by Janusz Swiatlon but also extremely rare decal sheet with individual markings.

P-47 Thunderbolt with the USAAF in the MTO, Asia and Pacific
Tomasz Szlagor $19.95 • 96 pages • 8 x 11 • 130 b/w photos, 6 color photos, 4 color profiles • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-62878-67-3 P-47 Thunderbot’s service outside Western Europe was no less colorful and varied, which makes it an excellent subject for a photo-story. During the campaign in Italy, Thunderbolt was the best air interdiction aircraft the Allies had. In the Pacific, Thunderbolt held its own against Japanese fighters over New Guinea, and later over Japan’s Home Islands. Armed with ‘fire bombs’, bazookas and other ordnance, it earned distinction as close air support aircraft during the invasion of Marianas. Also in ChinaBurma-India theater the P-47 excelled both as fighter and fighter-bomber.

JG 2. Jagdgeschwader “Richthofen”
Marek J. Murawksi $19.95 • 28 pages • 8 x 10.8 • 43 archive photos, 4 painting schemes • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-62878-70-3 A brief history of one of the most famous fighter units of the Luftwaffe, JG 2 “Richthofen”. The 28 page book with English text contains a chronological overview of the unit’s activities, which is supplemented with 43 photos, tables of unit commanders and planes used, as well as color profiles of 4 aircraft. The book includes a decal sheet printed by Cartograf, which contains 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 individual markings of the following planes: – Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 – Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2/B – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-2 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9

JG 26 “Schlageter”
Marek J. Murawski $19.95 • 28 pages • 8 x 10.840 archive photos, 4 painting schemes • November 2013 • paperback • 978-83-62878-81-9 The sixth title in the series is devoted to the history of JG 26 “Schlageter”. The 28 page book with English text contains a chronological overview of the unit’s activities, which is supplemented with 41 photos and color profiles of 4 aircraft. The book also includes a decal sheet printed by Cartograf, which contains 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 individual markings of the following planes: – Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-2 – Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8


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The Battleship HMS Dreadnought
Stefan Draminski $22.95 • 68 pages 8.25 x 11.5 • 118 graphics • Now Available • paperback 978-83-62878-68-0 The text part of this book describes technical specifications of the ship and detailed history of her construction and service. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing HMS Dreadnought’s appearance in 1907, at the beginning of her career. Elements that are shown in detail include armament, boats, rig, etc. Additionally, numerous illustrations present the ship with her torpedo nets rigged. Blueprints in 1:700, 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. The publication is a great reference for building a detailed model of HMS Dreadnought.

The Japanese Destroyer Akizuki
Mariusz Motyka Lukasz Stach $22.95 • 64 pages 8.25 x 11.5 • 106 graphics • Now Available • paperback 978-83-62878-69-7 The book is primarily focused on the development history, technical data and design features, the battle record of the Akizuki class destroyers including their combat trail and the fate awaited them.

The Battlecruiser HMS Hood
Stefan Draminski $22.95 • 72 pages 8.25 x 11.5 • 134 graphics, scale drawings November 2013 • paperback 978-83-62878-78-9 The text part of this book describes history of the ship’s construction and service. This is accompanied by more than 100 color illustrations showing HMS Hood’s appearance in her final configuration, during battle of the Denmark Strait, 24 May 1941. Elements that are shown in detail include superstructures, armament, boats, equipments, rig, etc. Blueprints in 1:350, 1:200, 1:100 and 1:50 scales (general views and details) are included on a separate sheet. The publication is a great reference for building a detailed model of HMS Hood.

1/31 Mustangs over Europe Part 1. Nos. 303 & 309 Squadrons
$12.99 • 12 pages • 8 x 11 • 5 archive photos, 3 painting schemes • November 2013 • paperback • 978-83-62878-77-2

1/48 Mustangs over Europe Part 1. Nos. 303 & 309 Squadrons
$12.99 • 12 pages • 8 x 11 • 5 archive photos, 2 painting schemes • November 2013 • paperback • 978-83-62878-76-5 The Red Series is back with another issue devoted to the P-51 Mustang. This time the authors focused on the planes used in Europe, choosing the following schemes: – Mustang III FZ111, coded WC-V, usually flown by F/L Mieczyslaw Gorzula; No. 309 (Polish) Squadron, No. 133 (Polish) Wing, based at RAF Andrews Field, UK, May 1945, – Mustang IV KH663, coded PD-L, usually flown by W/O Leszek Bisanz; No. 303 (Polish) Squadron, 3rd Polish Fighter Wing, based at RAF Hethel, UK, 1946, – Mustang IVA KM112, coded PD-D, assigned to S/L Witold Lokuciewski; No. 303 (Polish) Squadron, 3rd Polish Fighter Wing, based at RAF Hethel, UK, 1946. All planes are presented and described in a 12 page, full-color guidebook, which also includes five archive photos. One of the aircraft carries attractive nose art applied by the crew. The decals were printed by Cartograf. They include individual and national markings for all three schemes.

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MMP Books
PZL P.11c
Bartlomiej Belcarz Tomasz J. Kopanski $35.00 • 128 pages • 7 x 9.8 • 52 color profiles, 90 b/w photos, 82 color profiles, 1/48 scale plans • Now Available • paperback • 978-83-917178-5-1 This is the story of Poland’s most famous fighter aircraft. Contains:

Mitsubishi A6M Zero
Artur Juszczak $39.00 • 128 pages • 8 x 11 • 200 color and b/w photos, 50 color profiles • July 2014 • hardback • 978-83-63678-29-6 The illustrated technical history of the most famous Japanese warplane of World War Two. The different versions of the plane, from the 1940 prototypes to the final aircraft of 1945 are described and illustrated; all the changes in specification, equipment and performance are recorded. Drawings and data from the original technical manuals, full dimensional details and photographs of surviving examples illustrate all aspects of the airframe, inside and out. Wartime photographs and many pages of color illustrations complete the book’s comprehensive coverage. Profusely illustrated with photos, including a comprehensive walkaround section of the airframe, and diagrams from official manuals. Includes 1/72nd and 1/48th scale plans, and color profiles showing many of the colorful schemes applied to the ZERO by its users.

• Scale plans • Photos and drawings from technical manuals • Superb color illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around
color photographs of the only one preserved aircraft and rare b/w archive photographs • Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale air modelers

Polish Wings No. 19
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17 and Polish Versions
Prezemyslaw Musialkowski $29.00 • 90 pages • 8 x 12 • 200 color and b/w photos, 50 color profiles • June 2014 • paperback • 978-83-63678-27-2 This new title in the established and popular “Polish Wings” series tells the story of the MiG17 aircraft and Polish built versions in the Polish Air Force. The acquisition and operations of these aircraft in Poland is told in detail, illustrated with many previously unpublished photos. Color schemes and markings are described and illustrated.

Sino-Japan Naval War 1894-1895
Piotr Olender $45.00 • 180 pages • 8 x 12 • 200 b/w photos, scale plans • maps • June 2014 • paperback • 978-83-63678-30-2 This new book covers the Sino-Japan Naval War 1894-1895, a little-known part of late 19thC naval history. The First Sino–Japanese War was fought between Qing Dynasty China and Meiji Japan, primarily over control of Korea. After more than six months of continuous successes by the Japanese army and naval forces, as well as the loss of the Chinese port of Weihai, the Qing leadership sued for peace in February 1895. The background, operations and outcomes are described in detail. All the ships involved are described and illustrated with full technical specifications. Profusely illustrated with scale drawings, maps, drawings and rare photos.

Men Inside the Metal
The British AFV Crewman in WW2 Vol. 2
Dick Taylor $45.00 • 180 pages • 8 x 12 • 200 color and b/w photos • March 2014 • paperback • 978-8363678-28-9 This book, Volume 2 in a series of two, completes the story of the uniforms and equipment of British and Commonwealth tank and AFV crews. The evolution of uniforms, and the variations in actual use on all fronts, are described and illustrated, as is the personal equipment of AFV crews. The advantages and drawbacks of all the designs are discussed, in the context of actual front-line operational experience. Illustrated with many photos and drawings, covering all uniform variations and equipment.


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Oxbow Books
Wings Over Arabia
Roger Harrison $59.99 • 112 pages • December 2013 • Medina Publishing • hardback • 978-0-9564170-7-7 On 2 June 2006, a team of three gliders, one chase plane, support crew and all-terrain vehicles gathered at a hot and dusty airfield 50 kilometers outside Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. The pilots, two Saudi Princes and the British ex-Special Forces officer who had trained them on the Stemme gliders to be flown, were about to make history by flying in a route round the western half of Saudi Arabia. In Wings Over Arabia, Roger Harrison chronicles this modern version of a ‘royal progress’ over the wild and desolate deserts, the Red Sea coast and the mountainous southwestern region of the Kingdom. The photographs are accompanied by text covering every step of this unique journey. Additional narrative and photos of the features below the gliders supplement many of the aerial sequences. This firsthand account of a historic and dangerous exploit constitutes a unique document and is essential reading for everyone with a love of adventure or an eye for beauty.

War and Politics in the Desert
Britain and Libya during the Second World War
Saul Kelly $29.95 • 256 pages • 33 figs., 5 maps • Now Available • Silphium Press • paperback • 978-1900971-09-6 In recent years there has been a renewed interest in the “War in the Desert”, that epic struggle of the Second World War between Axis and Allied forces for control of North Africa, from 1940 to 1943. The current literature concentrates on the military battles, but war cannot be separated from politics: War and Politics sets out to fill this void by chronicling and analyzing the key political debates. Kelly describes the political background to the future of the Italian colony of Libya, and the tribes, sects and factions dwelling in Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and the Fezzan, and their fundamental importance in the development of Libya towards independence in 1951. The extensive bibliography is invaluable for those wishing to further their knowledge. With newly drawn maps taken from WWII sources and many black and white and color photographs, some not previously published, this is not only a compelling and intellectually stimulating read but also a vivid one.

Light Car Patrols 1916-19
War and Exploration in Egypt and Libya with the Model T Ford
Claud Williams Edited by Russell McGuirk $42.95 • 288 pages • 120 figs, 2 maps • December 2013 • Silphium Press • paperback • 978-1-900971-15-7 Captain Claud Williams’ memoir tells, firsthand, what it was like to be a Light Car Patrol commander during the First World War, while Russell McGuirk’s commentary provides the historical background to the formation of the Patrols and follows their activities from the British raid on Siwa Oasis to desert exploration and survey work and the Kufra Reconnaissance Scheme. Lavishly illustrated with original photographs from Light Car officers, this combined memoir and history provides a fascinating and informative picture of an unsung hero of the desert – the Model T Ford.

The Church of England and the First World War
Alan Wilkinson $45.00 • 382 pages • February 2014 • Lutterworth Press • paperback • 978-0-71889321-7 The Church of England has often been severely criticized for its role in the First World War, but this is the first study to be published in this country which treats its involvement at length, with carefully researched material forming the basis of a balanced judgment. Every aspect of the Church’s life before and during the war is considered: its reaction to the outbreak of hostilities, the work of its chaplains in the field, its handling of the pastoral problems caused by widespread death in the trenches and bereavement at home, its responses to anti-German hysteria and the agitation for reprisals, and the undermining by the war of traditional attitudes towards theology, ethics, and church structures. Alan Wilkinson also evaluates the response of the Church of England to postwar problems. A vivid picture of the impact of trench warfare on twentieth-century sensibility emerges, reinforced by the use of contemporary photographs and illustrations.

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Oxbow Books
Before the Mast
Life and Death Aboard the Mary Rose
Julie Gardiner $99.95 • 760 pages • Now Available • Oxbow Books • hardback • 978-1-84217-504-0 The Mary Rose carried a crew of naval officers and sailors, a fighting force of gunners and soldiers, a Barber-surgeon, several ship’s carpenters and skilled navigators. Of nearly 500 men, fewer than 40 survived the sinking on 19th July 1545. Trapped by netting, or below deck, they stood little chance, and their bodies and belongings went to the bottom of the sea. Excavation of the hull and contents produced a huge collection of objects that together make up a picture of what life was like on board. Before the Mast explores how the men of the Mary Rose lived, through their surviving possessions; how they were fed; their music and recreation, medicine for illness and injury, as well as working practices, stowage, navigation and ship’s communications.

A Maritime Archaeology of Ships
Innovation and Social Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
J. R. Adams $50.00 • 160 pages • 8.5 x 11 • b/w and color illustrations • December 2013 • Oxbow Books • paperback • 978-1-84217-297-1 In the last fifty years the investigation of maritime archaeological sites in the sea, in the coastal zone and in their interconnecting locales, has emerged as one of archaeology’s dynamic and fast developing fields. No longer a niche interest, maritime archaeology is recognized as having central relevance in the integrated study of the human past. In this book Jon Adams evaluates key episodes of technical change in the ways that ships were conceived, designed, built, used and disposed of. As technological puzzles they have long confounded explanation but when viewed in the context of the societies in which they were created, mysteries begin to dissolve.

Richard Aldington
Poet, Soldier, Lover 1911-29
Vivien Whelpton $60.00 • February 2014 • Oxbow Books • paperback • 978-07188-9318-7 This is a literary biography of Richard Aldington, founding member of the Imagist Movement, poet of the First World War, author of Death of a Hero and a biography of D.H. Lawrence. Aldington’s is an extraordinary human story dealing with contemporary issues, such as confrontation of sexual mores of the day and the impact of his soldier experience on his life and work. There hasn’t been a recent biography of Aldington, the only one of the war poets not to have one. With the interest in the First World War increasing as we near the centenary, the time is right for this book.

Wheels Across the Desert
Exploration of the Libyan Desert by Motorcar 1916–1942
Andrew Goudie $19.95 • 205 pages • 55 figs, 12 maps • Now Available • Silphium Press • paperback • 978-1900971-07-2 In between the search for the Poles, the climbing of Everest and the Space Race, the exploration of the Sahara - a huge swathe of terrain, the size of India - by motor car is one of the untold chapters in the story of twentiethcentury exploration. Many people have become fascinated by this area since falling in love with the scenery of ‘The English Patient’.

The Emergence of Libya
John Wright $28.00 • 368 pages • Now Available • Silphium Press • paperback • 978-1900971-06-5 Forty years ago (September 1969) Moammar Gadafi seized power in Libya in a military coup. To mark this event, John Wright has made this selection from his own writings which examine and explain Libya’s past - the historical interplay of events, influences and personalities that helped to shape the modern state. From this selection read about... - Why Britain lost its enthusiasm for Tripoli and the Sahara as a ‘Gateway to Africa’ - How, as a young leader, Moammar Gadafi was ridiculed and put down by an Arab leader nearly old enough to be his grandfather who claimed Libyans were still living in the days of Adam and Eve. These are just some of the issues John Wright discusses, here usefully collected under one cover from the many books and journals in which they first appeared.


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Peko Publishing

Panzerwaffe on the Battlefield
World War Two Photobook Series Vol. 3
Peter Barnaky $41.95 • 112 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 105 b/w photos • Now Available hardback • 978-963-89623-2-4 This title from Peko Publishing is the third in the World War Two Photobook series. The book takes a general look at Pz.Kpfw.I - IV plus 35 & 38(t). The contents of captions focused on the various modifications of these panzers. Covers the entire war period; from 1939 to 1945 and all theaters.

Sturmgeschutz III on the Battlefield 2
World War Two Photobook Series Vol. 4
Matayas Panczel $41.95 • 112 pages • 8.5 x 12 • 100+ photographs • December 2013 hardback • 978-963-89623-3-1 The fourth volume of PeKo Publishing’s photo-monograph series, Sturmgeschütz III on the battlefield 2, has the publisher’s usual corporate image displayed. The hardcover, landscape formatted book’s brief introduction is followed by more than a hundred mainly unpublished photographs, published in the highest possible quality. Both the introduction and the captions are bilingual (English / Hungarian).

KV Tanks on the Battlefield
World War Two Photobook Series Vol. 5
Neil Stokes $41.95 • 128 pages • 8.5 x 12 121 photographs • February 2014 • hardback 978-963-89623-4-8 A new Soviet/Russian type is added to PeKo Publishing’s photo-monograph series. This time we can get to know the KV tanks’ history and its types. We show the tank’s development with 121 large, high quality, mostly unpublished photographs.

Panther on the Battlefield
World War Two Photobook Series Vol. 6
Peter Barnaky $41.95 • 112 pages • 8.5 x 12 103 photographs • May 2014 • hardback 978-963-89623-5-5 This publication from PeKo Publishing gives an overview of three subversions of the Panther medium tank with the help of 103 original, large and high quality photographs, many of which were unpublished so far.

Tiger I on the Battlefield
World War Two Photobook Series Vol. 7
Chris Brown $41.95 • 112 pages • 8.5 x 12 • 105 b/w photos August 2014 • hardback • 978-963-89623-6-2 In the seventh part of PeKo Publishing’s photomonograph series, we deal with the popular German heavy tank, the Tiger I. This publication shows the tank’s major and minor changes through the 105 black-and-white photographs in the book.

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Pen and Sword
The SS on Trial
Bob Carrurthers $29.95 • 432 pages • 6 x 9 • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-320-6 The Nuremberg Trials were held by the four victorious Allied forces of Great Britain, the USA, France and the USSR in the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg from November 1945 to October 1946. Famous for prosecuting the major German war criminals, they also tried the various groups and organizations that were at the heart of Nazi Germany. This fascinating volume is concerned with the trial of the SS and includes all the testimony from the Nuremberg Trials regarding this enormous organization, including the original indictment, the criminal case put forward for the SS, the closing speeches by the prosecution and defense and the final judgment.

Gestapo on Trial
Bob Carruthers $24.95 • 376 pages • 6 x 9 • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-319-0 The Nuremberg Trials were held by the four victorious Allied forces of Great Britain, the USA, France and the USSR in the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg from November 1945 to October 1946. This fascinating volume is concerned with the trial of the Gestapo and includes all the testimony from the Nuremberg Trials regarding this organization, including the original indictment, the criminal case put forward for the Gestapo, the closing speeches by the prosecution and defense and the final judgment. The book also includes evidence regarding the S.D. and the defendant Ernst Kaltenbrunner, who was Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei und Waffen-SS.

The Atlas of Special Operations of World War Two
Alex Swanston $39.95 • 192 pages • 7.5 x 9.7 • 80 b/w and full color photos, detailed 2D and 3D maps • December 2013 • hardback • 978-1-84884-497-1 This book covers special operations from all parts of the armed forces of World War Two. From Early Fallschirmjager raids to capture strategic targets to the massed airdrops of Operation Market Garden, the low level raids of the Dam Busters to small scale Commando raids along the Norwegian coast. The raids, carried out by select and specially trained men and women of the Allied and Axis forces, are covered from the deserts of North Africa and the Cold Balkan mountains to the deep jungle of Burma and the vast openness of the Pacific Ocean. The book includes over 100 full color, detailed 2D and 3D maps to fully explain how these great acts of bravery were carried out.

Fighting with the Fourteenth Army in Burma
Original War Summaries of the Battle against Japan 1943–1945
James Luto $50.00 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78303-031-6 The Fourteenth Army was one of the most successful British and Commonwealth forces of the Second World War. It was not only the largest of the Commonwealth armies but was also the largest single army in the world with around half a million men under its command. Operating in the most inhospitable terrain, it drove the previously undefeated Japanese Army from the Indian border and out of Burma in an unrelenting offensive. The Fourteenth Army, often referred to as the “Forgotten Army”, was made up from units that came from all corners of the Commonwealth and was composed of thirteen divisions from East and West Africa as well as Britain and India. After the defeat of the Japanese these divisions compiled a summary of its actions and it is these unique documents that form the basis of this new book.

The Silent Attack
The Fallschirmjäger capture the bridges of Veldwezelt, Vroenhoven and Kanne 1940
Oscar Gonzalez / Thomas Steinke Ian Tannehill $39.95 • 368 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated January 2014 • Hardback • 978-1-78159-385-1 Much has been written about the capture of Fort Eben Emael Belgium by German paratroopers, on May 10, 1940. This operation marked the first use of gliders and shaped charges, while proved possible drop paratroopers behind enemy lines. The training, secret, accuracy and speed, in addition to the element of surprise, these men became lethal, causing chaos among Belgian soldiers. However, it should be stressed that these paratroopers were part of a larger group: The Sturmablteilung Koch, the elite of the Luftwaffe in 1940, whose mission was not only to take Eben Emael, but also the three bridges over the Alberto canal near: Veldwezelt, Vroenhoven and Kanne. The success of the attack on Belgium and France would depend on the rapid conquest of those bridges.


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Pen and Sword
The Second World War’s Military Legacy
The Atomic Bomb and Much More
David Wragg $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-318-9 ‘Necessity is the mother of invention’ and nothing is more necessary than victory in war. Driven by the need to defeat Hitler’s Nazis and Japanese Imperial ambitions, the period 1939 – 1945 saw huge and unprecedented leaps in the invention and development of war winning weapons and technology. Well-known author and military expert David Wragg has studied the whole range of land, sea and air technical innovations that originated during the Second World War. Most obvious and strategically important is the Atomic Bomb (and its successor the Hydrogen Bomb) but the list is truly fascinating – cruise and ballistic missiles, landing craft, selfpropelled guns assault ships, IFF (identification friend or foe), jet engines, sonar, ejection seats to name but some.

The Small Scale Raiding Force
Brian Lett $39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-394-3 The Small Scale Raiding Force (SSRF) was formed in February 1942 by Gus March Phillips with Major General Gubbins SOE European chief’s approval. Equipped with a specially adapted motor torpedo boat, the SSRF started planning for operations. Op FROUDESLEY, with the aim of destroying the battleship Tirpitz ran into technical problems and was delayed but, in August and September, three daring cross Channel missions were successfully carried out without loss. The author describes these and the disastrous fourth operation (ACQUATINT) when all 10 SSRF men, including March-Phillips were killed or captured. Despite this hammer blow, SSRF now commanded by Geoffrey Appleyard made two raids on Sark a week later. Again their story is fully told in this fascinating book along with those of three further 1942 raids.

Into the Gates of Hell
Stug Command ‘41
Bob Carruthers Sinclair McLay $14.95 • 320 pages • 5 x 7.75 • January 2014 • paperback • 978-178346-242-1 03:15, 22nd June 1941 - Barbarossa is unleashed and Kampfgruppe von Schroif are there at the cutting edge of the battle for Russia. Thrown into action against the fortress of Brest-Litovsk, von Schroif and his crew drive a new weapon into battle - the legendary Sturmgeschütz. However there is hard fighting as the Reds dig in and defend the island fortress. Stunning in its detail, the long awaited prequel to the highly acclaimed ‘Tiger Command!’ is a powerful addition to the series. Based on a story of combat on the Eastern Front, this novel puts the reader into the action and unveils the story of how a legend was forged in the heat of the first great battle of the campaign.

SS Terror in the East Einsatzgruppen
The Depths of Evil
Bob Carruthers $39.95 • 912 pages • 6 x 9 • Feburary 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-244-5 The SS Einsatzgruppen were the most notorious of the SS. Under the leadership of Otto Ohlendorf they were responsible for the introduction of a regime of terror involving mass killings in occupied territory of the Soviet Union during 1941 and 1942. Under the direction of Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich, the Einsatzgruppen played the leading role in the implementation of the Final Solution. Otto Ohlendorf and the other SS Einsatzgruppen leaders were eventually brought to justice and the 1947 Einstazgruppen trial at Nuremburg bears his name. The trial provided a wealth of primary source documents and testimony which proved the guilt of the perpetrators.

From Stalingrad to Berlin
The Illustrated Edition
Earl Zeimke $29.95 • 640 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-247-6 This new illustrated volume of one of the most the authoritative texts on World War II concentrates on the Russo-German war from Stalingrad to Berlin. Topics include the strategies and tactics adopted by both sides, partisan and psychological warfare, coalition warfare, and manpower and production problems faced by both countries but by the Germans in particular. With a new introduction by Emmy AwardTM winning historian Bob Carruthers and numerous rare illustrations this powerful book is the ideal companion to the highly acclaimed ‘Barbarossa - Hitler Turns East’ and makes for a welcome addition to any Second World War library.

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Marching to the Sound of Gunfire
North-West Europe 1944 – 1945
Patrick Delaforce $34.95 • 224 pages 6 x 9 • Integrated b/w photos • June 2014 • hardback 978-1-78346-264-3 In this book, British soldiers tell their stories of life in the front line of the Allies’ advance from Normandy to Hitler’s Germany. Firsthand accounts of the landings, liberation of towns and villages, the cost of war in life and the range of emotions that were experienced by generals and the most junior soldiers

Commando Men
Bryan Samain $19.95 • 190 pages • 6 x 9 • 12pp b/w illustrations and maps • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-193-6 First published in 1948, the book tells the story of the men of General Section 45 Royal Marine Commando in N.W. Europe. Samain was the Intelligence Officer of No. 45 Royal Marine Commando, and in this revised edition the book gives a complete yet concise account of their operations from D-Day until VE-Day, through Northern France to the Baltic.

The Norway Campaign and the Rise of Churchill 1940
Anthony Dix $34.95 • 272 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp b/w plates • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78340-060-7 While the campaign in Norway was a depressing opening to hostilities between Britain and Nazi Germany, it led to Churchill’s war leadership and The Coalition. This well researched work opens with a summary of the issues and personalities in British politics in the 1930s. This book, with its informed mix of politics and war fighting, provides a balanced overview of the opening campaign of the Second World War and its consequences.

Captured at Arnhem
From Railwayman to Paratrooper
Norman Hicks $39.95 • 288 pages 6 x 9 • 16 pages of plates • January 2014 hardback • 978-1-78303-033-0 Tom Hicks’ story begins when he joins the LMS straight from school and follows his early life on the railways in the 1930s, through enlistment, training as a paratrooper, wartime service, imprisonment and his return to the LMS as an engine driver. With insightful commentary from Tom’s son Norman, this is the story of an ordinary soldier, who was motivated by pride in his unit.

A Battle Too Far
The True Story of Rifleman Henry Taylor
Carole Mcentee-Taylor $39.95 • 192 pages 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • February 2014 • hardback 978-1-78337-603-2 A Battle Too Far is the true story of Rifleman Henry Taylor 6923581, late 7th Battalion The Rifle Brigade (1stBattalion London Rifle Brigade) and is based on his diaries and recollections as told to his son Lawrence. The Foreword is by Lt-Gen Sir Christopher Wallace Chairman of The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Winchester.

Rommel – A Reappraisal
Ian Beckett $29.95 • 192 pages 6 x 9 • 20 Illustrations February 2014 hardback 978-1-78159-359-2 How should history judge the life and career of Erwin Rommel, the most famous German general of the Second World War, 70 years after his death on 14 October 1944? Ian Beckett and his team of expert contributors seeks to answer in this stimulating and timely study of Rommel and his legacy.


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Marshal of Victory
The Autobiography of General Georgy Zhukov
Georgy Zhukov Edited by Geoffrey Roberts $60.00 • 960 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 illustrations • December 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78159-291-5 Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov remains a national hero in Russia as the man who beat Hitler and saved both Russia and Europe from the Nazis. In his post-war autobiography Zhukov chronicled his brilliant career as he saw it. His memoirs reveal the why and how of decisionmaking at the highest level of the Soviet command throughout the war.

Freely I Served
The Memoir of the Commander, 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade 1941 – 1944
Major General Stanislaw Sosabowski $39.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp b/w plates • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78346-261-2 After seeing service with the Austrian Army in World War I, the author joined the Polish Army in 1918. By September 1939 he was commanding 21st Infantry Regiment in the Battle of Warsaw. Taken prisoner, he escaped to join the Polish Army in France before evacuating to England. Freely I Served is both a personal memoir and a tribute to the brave Polish soldiers who fought to regain their country from occupation.

Over the Wire
A POW’s Escape Story from the Second World War
Philip Newman $34.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78303-052-1 Philip Newman, a British army surgeon left behind after the evacuation from Dunkirk, spent his time as a prisoner of war in France, then Germany, treating the wounded and sick. His honest memoir of his work as a surgeon, life in the prison camps and his escape attempts gives insight into his wartime experience. It records the ingenuity and courage of the individuals, the ordinary men and women, who risked their lives to help him on his way.

Burma Railway Man
Secret Letters from a Japanese POW
Charles Steel $14.95 • 192 pages • 5 x 8 • Illustrated • December 2013 • paperback • 978-1-78340-067-6 Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Within days of being captured by the Japanese, he began writing a weekly letter. By his liberation, he had written some 180 letters. These letters describe the horror of working as a slave on the Burma Siam Railway.

Once a Hussar
A Memoir of Battle, Capture and Escape in the Second World War
Ray Ellis $39.95 • 228 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • December 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78159-390-5 Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded in this well-written, candid and perceptive memoir the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years ago. His story is an honest and moving memoir of the horror of warfare, but it also reveals the surprising triumphs of the human spirit in times of great hardship.

The War of the Motor Gun Boats
One Man’s Personal War at Sea with the Coastal Forces, 1943–1945
A J Chapman $39.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 21 b/w Images • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78346-224-7 Tony Chapman watched as High Street of Southampton burnt to the ground caused by a German raid. He vowed to join up and fight back and joined the Navy. Written from the perspective of one of the “other ranks”, this book fills a gap in the literature of the Second World War.

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Pen and Sword
A Military Atlas of the First World War
Arthur Banks Alex Swanston Alan Palmer $32.95 • 352 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • Over 350 color maps and 150 Diagrams • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84884-498-8 Based on the Arthur Banks atlas first published in 1975. The maps in the original were all hand-drawn in black and white, covering every aspect of the global war. This book takes the information and reinterprets it in color. The book covers the reasons why the major powers entered the conflict, the battles fought along the Western Front as well as coverage of the war in Europe. The War at sea is mapped in detail, including the clashes at Dogger Bank and Jutland as well as the German submarine campaigns. The First World War saw the extensive use of air power, maps show the routes taken by the German Zeppelin raids on eastern England as well as the Allied strategic bombing effort at the end of the war.

The Great War Illustrated 1914
Archive and Colour Photographs of WWI
William Langford $39.95 • 368 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 1,000+ b/w images plus color section • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-346-2 First of a series of five titles which will cover each year of the war graphically. Countless thousands of pictures were taken by photographers on all sides during the First World War. These pictures appeared in the magazines, journals and newspapers of the time. Some illustrations went on to become part of post war archives and have appeared, and continue to appear, in present-day publications and TV documentary programs – many did not. The Great War Illustrated series, beginning with the year 1914, will include in its pages many rarely seen images with individual numbers allocated and subsequently they will be lodged with the Taylor Library Archive for use by editors and authors.

The Great War Handbook
Geoff Bridge $24.95 • 240 pages 6 x 9 • 40 - 50 b/w photos • January 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-176-9 Geoff Bridger’s Great War Handbook answers many of the basic questions newcomers ask when confronted by this enormous and challenging subject – not only what happened and why, but what was the Great War like for ordinary soldiers who were caught up in it. He describes the conditions the soldiers endured, the deadly risks they ran, their daily routines and the small roles they played in the complex military machine they were part of. His comprehensive survey of every aspect of the soldier’s life, from recruitment and training, through the experience of battle and its appalling aftermath, is an essential guide for students, family historians, teachers and anyone who is eager to gain an all-round understanding of the nature of the conflict.

Voices from the Battlefields
Matthew Richardson $39.95 • 304 pages 6 x 9 • 100 color and b/w illustrations • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84884-777-4 The opening battles on the Western Front marked a watershed in military history. A dramatic, almost Napoleonic war of movement quickly gave way to static, attritional warfare in which modern weaponry had forced the combatants to take to the earth. Some of the last cavalry charges took place in the same theater in which armored cars, motorcycles and airplanes were beginning to make their presence felt. These developments were recorded in detail by soldiers who were eyewitnesses to them. There is a freshness to their accounts which Richardson exploits in this reassessment of the 1914 campaign. His narrative emphasizes the perspective of the soldiers of the British Army, the men at the sharp end of the fighting.

Artillery in the Great War
Paul Strong Sanders Marble $39.95 • 272 pages 6 x 9 • 30 illustrations • January 2014 • paperback 978-1-78303-012-5 Artillery was the decisive weapon of the Great War – it dominated the battlefields. Yet the history of artillery during the conflict has been neglected, and its impact on the fighting is inadequately understood. Paul Strong and Sanders Marble, in this important and highly readable study, seek to balance the account. Their work shows that artillery was central to the tactics of the belligerent nations throughout the long course of the conflict, in attack and in defense. They describe, in vivid detail, how in theory and practice the use of artillery developed in different ways among the opposing armies, and they reveal how artillery men on all sides coped with the extraordinary challenges that confronted them on the battlefield.


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Pen and Sword
The German Army at Passchendaele
Jack Sheldon $29.95 • 352 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-182-0 On the Somme, the German army had the ability to counter Allied thrusts, but following the shock reverses, led to the introduction of new tactics. When these were found to be wanting, the psychological damage shook the defenders. But, the individual soldier of the German Army was still capable of fighting hard, despite being outnumbered and subjected to shelling and gas attacks.

The German Army on Vimy Ridge
Jack Sheldon $29.95 • 384 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pp b/w Photos • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-184-4 The book starts with on the capture of Vimy Ridge and the nearly spur of Notre Dame de Lorette in October 1914. The major battles of spring and autumn 1915 is described as is the twelve month period from late autumn 1915 when British forces occupied the lines on the western Ridge.

With the Tanks 1916-1918
$29.95 • 248 pages • 6 x 9 • May 2014 • hardback • 9781-78346-315-2 William Watson was a young post-graduate at the outbreak of the First World War. He enlisted in the army expecting the war to last six weeks. Watson began his service as a British Army motorcycle dispatch rider. He saw service during the key battles of 1914 and early 1915.

Machine Gunner 1914-18
Personal Experiences of The Machine Gun Corps
C.E. Crutchley $24.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 8 pages of b/w plates • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346178-3 In 1914 there were only two machine guns supporting a British infantry battalion of 800 men, and in the light of the effectiveness of German machine guns the Machine Gun Corps was formed. This book is a collection of the personal accounts of officers who served in the front lines with their machine guns in one of the most ghastly wars.

Pioneer Battalions 1918: The Last Act Fateful Battleline Barrie Pitt Michael Glover in the Great War
K.W. Mitchinson $34.95 • 352 pages • 6 x 9 • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346179-0 Pioneer battalions were a new concept in the British Army. Intended to provide the Royal Engineers with labor and to relieve the infantry from its noncombatant duties, Pioneers became the work horses of the Expedentiary Forces. This book traces the creation of these units, the work they performed and the transitions many of them had to undergo. $34.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 24 pages of plates • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-172-1 By 1918, Europe was weary of the stalemate and slaughter on the Western Front. The Russian Front had collapsed but the United States had abandoned her neutral stance and joined the Allies. Barrie Pitt describes the savage battles that raged along the Western front, and analyses the policies of the warring powers and the men who led them. $24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • Integrated images • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-175-2 The diaries of front-line soldiers of the Great War are relatively commonplace; contemporary drawings and paintings, other than those by the official war artists, are less so. What is extraordinary about The Fateful Battle Line is that it combines a journal of service on the Western Front with sketches and finished work made at the time.

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Doctors in the Great War
Ian R Whitehead $24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 12 pages of b/w plates • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346174-5 This book examines the role of the doctor in war, with reference to the Western front 1914-1918. It examines the system that was developed for recruiting medical officers, and the BMA’s determination to protect the interests of the profession

Public Schools and The Home Front in The Home Front in the Great War the Great War World War One
Anthony Seldon David Walsh $50.00 • 336 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-308-0 The book examines the impact which the Great War had on the Public Schools and the sacrificial contribution made to the victory which came in 1918. David Bilton $29.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-177-6 The Great War was the first in our history to have a deep impact on every aspect of civilian life. To portray the effect of the War on life at home, David Bilton examines the events of the period and charts their effect on life for those trying to live a normal existence.

When Sheffield Went to War
Scott Lomax $14.99 • 272 pages • 6 x 9 • Integrated images • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78159-296-0 Much has been written about the involvement of the people of Sheffield on the front line. However, very little has been written about the experiences of Sheffield in the run up to, during and immediately following the First World War.

Teenage Tommy
Richard Van Emden $39.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 46 b/w pics • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78303-287-7 Teenage Tommy is a detailed account of a trooper’s life at the front, vividly recalling, for example, the privations suffered during the retreat from Mons and later, the fighting to hold back the German onslaught at 2nd Ypres.

British Army in Italy
Dr. and Mrs. Wilks $24.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346171-4 In October 1917 French and British troops were sent to Italy after a German-Austrian army broke through the Italian front. These forces played a notable part, initially in a support role, then in the defeat of the Austrian Offensive, and finally in the defeat of the Austrian Army.

Shot at Dawn
Julian Putkowski Julian Sykes $24.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-189-9 Based on years of painstaking research, this is the first book to give complete details of the executions by firing squad of some 350 members of the British and Empire forces during the First World War.

Armageddon’s Walls
British Pill Boxes 1914-1918
Peter Oldham $50.00 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • Approx. 100 color pictures and maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78303-300-3 This book gives the history of development and innovation of concrete bunkers, pill boxes, blockhouses and concrete constructions during the First World War. Many of these structures – showing signs of war damage - still exist in France and Belgium today.


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Breaking the Fortress Line 1914
Clayton Donnell $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 illustrations • January 2014 • hardback • 978-184884-813-9 Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 offers a fascinating new perspective on the German offensive against France and Belgium in 1914. In graphic detail it describes the intense fighting that took place around the forts and fortified cities that stood in the path of the German invasion.

Chemical Soldiers
Donald Richter $29.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • May 2014 • paperback • 978-178346-173-8 Taking a new look at the reality of poison gas warfare in World War I, Donald Richter exposes the myths perpetuated over the years by novelists and misinformed sentimentalists and challenges views. He weaves data from military records with personal anecdotes to create a real-life account of the formation of the Brigade and the frustration, pain and day-to-day life that followed.

A Nation in Arms
The British Army in the First World War
Ian F.W. Beckett Keith Simpson $29.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-183-7 The Great War was the first conflict to draw men and women into uniform on a massive scale. A Nation in Arms brings together research into the impact of the war on the army as an institution, gives an account of those who served and offers insights into its social history during one of the bloodiest wars.

The Stockbrokers Battalion in the Great War
A History of the 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
David Carter $50.00 • 288 pages • 6.75 x 9 • 100 b/w photos • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78303-637-0 The contribution of this, the first Pals Battalion, is recorded in text and contemporary images. Poignant are the words of Battalion members from when it was formed in London in 1914 until the end of the War. Many come from personal diaries and letters, but the author also uses the War Diary of the Battalion and accounts of events written by participants after the War.

Command and Morale
The British Army on the Western Front 1914-18
Gary Sheffield $50.00 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 illustrations • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-021-8 Gary Sheffield is one of the most versatile and stimulating of military historians at work today. For 25 years, in a series of perceptive books and articles, he has examined the First World War from many angles. Morale and Command presents in a single volume a range of his shorter work, and it shows his scholarship at its best.

Londoners on the Western Front
The 58th (2/1st London) Division in the Great War
David Martin $39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-180-2 This book will tell the story of the 58th Division’s war, and cast light on the story of how the BEF struggled through the hard years and developed into a formidable force. Passchendaele is remembered for mud and waste, but the 58th Division’s experience shows the scale of the preparations supporting the offensive and how these worked and when they fell short.

Hull Pals
David Bilton $39.95 • 264 pages • 6.75 x 9 • Illustrated • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78346-185-1 In response to Kitchener’s famous call for a million volunteers, local communities raised entire battalions for the service on the Western Front. Hull folk are reticent people and the Hull Pals were no exception. This book tells their inspiring story of sacrifice and gallantry under appalling conditions.

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I Fought for the Kaiser
Memoirs of a German Soldier
$24.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • January 2014 • hardback • 978-178346-317-6 In 1913 Julius Koettgen was drafted into the ranks of sapper battalion No. 30. He fought in the ranks of the Kaiser’s armies during 1914 and 1915 and saw action in France and Belgium and details the extent of the fighting. His was memoirs were published by a gleeful allied press under the title ‘A German Deserter’s War Experience’.

Sailor in the Desert
The Adventures of Phillip Gunn, DSM, RN in the Mesopotamia Campaign, 1915
David Gunn $39.95 • 160 pages • 6 x 9 • Approx. 20 color paintings, 12 b/w • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78346-230-8 Sailor in the Desert is the personal account of a Royal Navy sailor’s experiences during the Mesopotamian campaign of 1915. As an able seaman on an armed sloop supporting the British expedition up the River Tigris, Philip Gunn’s recollections give a rare perspective of this ill-fated campaign. This book is an authentic account drawn from Phillip Gunn’s unpublished memoirs as well as conversations with the author.

Haig’s Medical Officer
The Papers of Colonel Eugene ‘Micky’ Ryan CMG DSO RAMC
Eugene Ryan $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • Numerous illustrations • February 2014 • hardback • 9781-78159-316-5 Eugene Ryan studied medicine at Cork and Edinburgh. After a period of private practice in London he was commissioned into the RAMC in 1901 and saw active service in South Africa. After meeting Douglas Haig in 1912 the two men’s lives became intertwined and their relationship, while primarily professional, blossomed into a friendship of mutual respect.

Private Lord Crawford’s Great War Diaries
From Medical Orderly to Cabinet Minister
Christopher Arnander $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 24pp b/w plates • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-367-7 This diary is written by the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, who was an MP for 18 years until the death of his father when he was ennobled. His sense of duty drove him to join the RAMC as a Private and he served in field hospitals without revealing his identity. His diaries and letters reflect the contrast between his home life and the one he volunteered for in France.

A German Tommy
The Secret of a War Hero
Ken Anderson $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 b/w photos • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78346-274-2 14 October 1918 - Lieutenant Merritt carries a flag to indicate the center of advance. A bullet smashes into Merritt’s leg. Despite the wound he holds the flag ensuring troops maintain the line. While undergoing treatment, he confessed his name was Walter Schwarz. He had deserted from the Australian Imperial Force. The mystery has remained to this day: How did Schwarz maintain his cover for six years under the most trying circumstances imaginable?

In the Mind’s Eye
The Blinded Veterans of St Dunstan’s
David Castleton $39.95 • 180 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pp plates • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-347-9 Since 1915 St Dunstan’s has helped warblinded men and women to rejoin society and live their lives. This book includes new research from the St Dunstan’s archive and untold stories of the people involved in the charity during the First and Second World Wars.


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The Central Powers on the Russian Front 1914 – 1918
David Bilton $29.95 • 208 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 299 b/w illustrations • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78340-053-9 Arranged in five sections, one for each year of the War, this superbly illustrated book covers the fluid fighting that took place on the Russian Front from August 1914. Its emphasis on the German point-of-view and operations on many fronts makes it especially valuable to the many who seek greater insight into the actions of our enemy.

Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front 19411945
Ian Baxter $24.95 • 160 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 250 b/w illustrations • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78159-186-4 This book covers the deeds of the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front. With text and in-depth captions with rare and unpublished photographs it is an analysis of the part they played on the Eastern Front. It reveals how this band of men fought during Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia, how it supported and took part in the victory at battles in the Soviet Union.

Allied Bombing Raids
Hitting Back at the Heart of Germany
Philip Kaplan $24.95 • 128 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 black and white images • May 2014 • paperback 978-1-78346-289-6 The pilots of the Second World War are revered for a host of reasons. Their bravery, their resilience, and their combined achievements towards the Allied victory have all been celebrated in a variety of ways since the end of the conflict. Kaplan adds to this tradition by drawing together a collection of wartime photography to illustrate the early stages of the conflict.

World War Two at Sea
The Last Battleships
Philip Kaplan $24.95 • 192 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 black and white images • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78303638-7 The big-gun battleship served as a symbol of the power of the world’s greatest navies. In this book, veteran battleship crew members describe their unforgettable experiences. The text is combined with a compelling selection of historic images representing the era of the great battleships from the early years through the preservation of a handful of these vessels as museum pieces today.

M4 Sherman
Pat Ware $24.95 • 144 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 90 color and black and white photos • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78159029-4 The M4 Medium Tank - the Sherman – was one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. It was produced in greater numbers than any other Allied tank, it fought on every front. Pat Ware’s history of this tank covers its design and development, its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced, and he reviews its operational role in conflicts across the world.

War in the Balkans
The Battle for Greece and Crete 1940-1941
Jeffrey Plowman $24.95 • 144 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 photographs • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78159-248-9 Jeffrey Plowman’s photographic history traces the course of the entire Balkan campaign from the first moves of the Italians through Albania and the invasion of Jugoslavia and Bulgaria by German forces through to the battle for Greece and the final airborne assault on Crete.

The Fall of France
Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Anthony Tucker-Jones $24.95 • 160 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 illustrations • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-84884-639-5 This dramatic story is shown in over 150 photographs that Anthony Tucker-Jones has selected for this book. The images cover every aspect of this extraordinary campaign, but his main focus is on the role played by the armored fighting vehicles of both sides. The book is a graphic record of the destruction wrought by the Wehrmacht’s lightning offensive through the Low Countries and France.

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Twin Mustang
The North American F-82 at War
Alan C. Carey $24.95 • 128 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 120 black and white illustrations • May 2014 • paperback • 978-178346-221-6 One of the most unusual and remarkable American fighter aircraft, the F-82 Twin Mustang was the last mass production propeller-driven fighter acquired by the U.S. Air Force. This work traces the developmental, operational, and combat history of this unique American fighter and features 120 photographs and illustrations, many of which have never been published before.

RAF Fighter Pilots Over Burma
Norman Franks $24.95 • 176 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 175 black and white photographs • April 2014 • paperback • 978-178337-614-8 It is recognized that had the war gone badly for the Allies on the India/Burma front, and had the Japanese succeeded in invading the Indian Continent, the outcome of the war would have been entirely different. Yet, the campaign on the Burma front is offered scant coverage in the majority of photo-history books. This new book attempts to redress the balance.

The Few
Preparation for the Battle of Britain
Philip Kaplan $24.95 • 192 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 black and white images • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346287-2 This new addition to the Images of War series is sure to prove welcome, illustrating as it does the preparatory stages of the iconic Battle of Britain. Whilst the country geared up for action, the air forces rallied, readying the high-performance Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire fighters that were to characterize this aerial conflict so dramatically.

The First Big Guns
Philip Kaplan $24.95 • 192 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 black and white images • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346293-3 This new addition to the Images of War series takes as its focus the early Big Gun battleships that saw development and deployment during the First World War. Iconic ships such as HMS Warspite and Malaya feature amidst this pictorial history that is sure to appeal to fans of the series, and naval enthusiasts in particular.

U-boat Prey
Merchant Sailors at War, 1939-1942
Philip Kaplan $24.95 • 192 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150 black and white images • June 2014 • paperback • 9781-78346-294-0 Over 30,000 men fell victim to the German Uboats between 1939 and 1945. This publication serves as a tribute to their efforts. Images of some of the most imposing merchant ships feature, accompanied by a narrative describing the various roles enacted by the sailors on board and the wartime context in which they worked.

The Russian Army in the First World War
Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Nik Cornish $24.95 • 128 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 200 b/w Photos • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-84884-752-1 For 100 years little attention has been paid to the Russian army that fought in the First World War on the Eastern Front. Yet the Tsar’s army played a critical part in the global conflict and was engaged in a sequence of shattering campaigns that were waged on a massive scale on several fronts across Eastern Europe.

The Crimean War
Martin Mace John Grehan $39.95 • 192 pages • 7.5 x 9.5 • 150-160 illustrations • June 2014 • paperback • 978-178159-383-7 The Crimean War was a conflict between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, British Empire, Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Sardinia. This collection of 150160 images will be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.


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The German Airforce I Knew
$29.95 • 6 x 9 • June 2014 • 978-1-78346-313-8 Major Georg Paul Neumann was a former German Air Force officer who had served in the Great War. He produced his outstanding survey of the German Air Force in 1920 while the events were still recent history. He was able to draw on his own experience and his contacts to compile a large number of personal accounts from officers and men who had so recently fought in the cause. The result is an accurate, faithful and comprehensive review of the aircraft, personnel and organization of the force which began life in 1910 as the Imperial German Army Air Service and ended the war as the Luftstreitkräfte.

Covert Radar and Signals Interception
The Secret Career of Eric Ackermann
Peter Jackson David Haysom $39.95 • 216 pages • 6 x 9 • Integrated black and white photographs • June 2014 • hardback • 9781-78346-268-1 Eric George Ackermann became a leading figure in the world of signals and electronic intelligence. As a Junior Scientific Officer, he made flights over occupied territory monitoring and destroying Germany’s radar systems. His research was passed to wartime government, and was highly prized, ensuring that tactical plans could be executed that took full advantage of German intelligence.

The Decisive Campaigns of the Desert Air Force
1942 – 1945
Bryn Evans $34.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • June 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78346-260-5 Compared to the RAF’s Fighter and Bomber Commands, the Desert Air Force (DAF) is far less well known, yet its achievements were spectacular. DAF led the way in North Africa and Italy in pioneering new tactics in close Army-Air Force cooperation on the battlefield, DAF and Allied air forces gave Allied armies in North Africa and Italy a decisive cutting edge. While the Axis forces used the many rivers and mountains of Tunisia and Italy to slow the Allies’ advance, DAF was there to provide that extra mobile firepower – the artillery from the sky. They were the first multinational air force, and the first to introduce air controllers in the front lines of the battlefield. With firsthand accounts by veteran airmen form Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA, this book reveals the decisive victories with which DAF won the war over North Africa, the Mediterranean and Italy in 1942-45.

Bomber Harris
Sir Arthur Harris’ Despatch on War Operations 19421945
John Grehan Martin Mace $34.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78303-298-3 The bombing campaign conducted against Germany and German-occupied Europe in the Second World War was, and remains, one of the most controversial operations of the entire war. Much of Bomber Command’s effort was what was defined as ‘area’ bombing, in which whole cities or districts were targeted. This strategy was so successful it almost brought Germany to the point of collapse until Churchill, worried about the devastation it was causing and the number of civilian deaths which resulted, ordered it to cease. Harris’ dispatches explain in great detail the success of his methods which, if given full reign, may have brought the war to a speedier conclusion but would have meant even more German casualties. Such was the controversy surrounding Bomber Command’s operations; Harris’ dispatches were not published by the government, even though the dispatches of every other branch of the armed services, and all of their operations, were made public.

Caribbean Volunteers at War
The Forgotten Story of the RAF’s ‘Tuskegee Airmen’
Mark Johnson $34.95 • 248 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of black and white plates • June 2014 • hardback • 9781-78346-291-9 The exploits of the Caribbean men and women who volunteered their services to the Allied effort during the Second World War have passed by with little attention. Indeed, whilst many people are aware of the contribution that the various Bomber Command units paid in securing victory, little is said of the achievements and sacrifices of the heroic Caribbean volunteers.

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New from Pen & Sword Fiction On Wings of Death
David J Oldman $29.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • November 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78159301-1 They found the officer hanging in his hut — another man who couldn’t take the pressure of flying operations, although his fellow officers hadn’t liked him much anyway. Besides, what was one more death among the thousands dying on the Western Front? Except that this man’s family had connections to Field Marshal Kitchener and no one wanted him distracted on the eve of the big push on the Somme. Investigator Miller is sent to the squadron to tie up the loose ends. For some reason they think he is well-equipped for that sort of thing. Only it is all Miller can do to keep himself alive, flying daily over the enemy lines. And then he finds the suicide isn’t quite as straightforward as it is supposed to be. Particularly when a second man turns up dead, purportedly shot with his own pistol... Set against the backdrop of the Great War, this is a novel of unsettling force. With a keen eye for detail, Oldman evokes the brutality of mud splattered battlefields and aerial combat, bringing the reader right up close to the action. As events spiral and the war continues to impact upon the investigation, peril and suspense combine to create a real sense of unease and urgency, leading towards an unexpected and fascinating conclusion.

The Sword of David
The Israeli Air Force at War
Don McCarthy $39.95 • 208 pages • 6.75 x 9.5 • 180 integrated color photographs • November 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78159-290-8 Founded in 1948, the Israeli Air Force has seen involvement in some of the most dramatic conflicts of postwar history. In action during the Suez crisis and on call during the Gulf War, the Force continued to see deployment through to the 2006 Lebanon War and beyond. This release sets recent events in historical context, and illustrates these key operations with a range of photographs.

Darwin Spitfires
The Real Battle for Australia
Anthony Cooper $50.00 • 528 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated throughout - mono photographs, tables, line drawings • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78346-188-2 Telling the story of the RAF’S No 1 Fighter Wing, composed of both Australian and British Spitfire pilots, Darwin Spitfires explores the 1943 season of air combat over the top end, recovering important aspects of Australian history. It brings to the attention of the world the exploits of the pilots who protected Australia and supported the Allied effort.

In the Teeth of the Wind
Squadron Leader C P O Bartlett DSC
$24.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • January 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346181-3 So rapid have been the advances in aeronautics since the First World War that it requires imagination to cast one’s mind over the days when Flight Commander Bartlett of the Royal Naval Air Service was flying the world’s first bombers over the Western Front. Philip Bartlett’s account is a record of a pilot’s life in the dawn of aerial warfare and of the first use of the bomber in war.

English Electric Canberra
The History and Development of a Classic Jet
Bruce Barrymore Halpenny $29.95 • 208 pages • 6.75 x 9.5 • 197 photographs • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-190-5 This amazing airplane first flew in 1949, and as at 2005, is still in front-line service with the RAF. This book looks at the development of the aircraft during the early days of jet power and especially at its Rolls-Royce Avon power-plant. Each of the marks and variants are described and illustrated by rare photographs.

Trailblazer in Flight
Britain’s First Female Jet Airline Captain
Yvonne Pope Sintes $50.00 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 2x16 pages of black and white plates • February 2014 • hardback • 978-178346-267-4 Yvonne Pope Sintes only ever wanted to fly. But in the 1950s, very few women were allowed into the world of aviation. Whilst many women were consigned to the role of house-wife, Yvonne chose a different path. Her dream was to join the ranks of the Royal Air Force. Her story told here in her own words.


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Grey Wolves
The U-Boat War 1939-1945
Philip Kaplan $34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of black and white photographs • December 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78159-242-7 In the early years of the Second World War, the elite force of German submariners known as the Ubootwaffe came close to perfecting the underwater tactics of the First World War and successfully cutting Britain’s transatlantic lifeline. Grey Wolves captures life on board a U-boat, in text, letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, and poetry, relaying tales of the mundane and the routine, dramatic and heroic. It is a vivid, realistic portrait of the men who fought and died beneath the surface of the Atlantic in what was the most critical battle of the war.

The British Invasion of the River Plate 18061807
How the Redcoats Were Humbled and a Nation Was Born
Ben Hughes $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-066-9 In 1806 a British expeditionary force captured Buenos Aires and Britain was sucked into a costly campaign on the far side of the world. The Spaniards were humbled on the battlefield, Montevideo was taken by storm, but the campaign ended in disaster for the British. So ended one of the most humiliating episodes of the entire Napoleonic Wars for the British army. Ben Hughes tells the story of this forgotten war in detail.

Killing the Bismarck
Destroying the Pride of Hitler’s Fleet
Iain Ballantyne $24.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-265-0 In May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, accompanied by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out to attack Allied shipping. The Royal Navy’s pursuit and subsequent destruction of Bismarck was an epic of naval warfare. In this new account of those dramatic events at the height of the Second World War, Iain Ballantyne draws extensively on the graphic eye-witness testimony of veterans, to construct a thrilling story, mainly from the point of view of the British battleships, cruisers and destroyers involved.

The Battle of Jutland
Jon Sutherland Diane Canwell $24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w photos • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-266-7 The Battle of Jutland was the greatest naval engagement of the First World War. Admiral Scheer had adopted a policy of launching attacks against the British coast. What he did not know was that the British had broken his codes and they knew his plans. When Scheer threw his fleet to attack the British mainland, he could not know that the Royal Navy at Scapa Flow was underway.

The Battles of Coronel and the Falklands, 1914
Geoffrey Bennett $19.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of b/w plates • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-279-7 On 8 December 1914, the German squadron steamed towards Port Stanley, unaware that in the harbor lay two great British battle-cruisers, the ‘Invincible’ and ‘Inflexible’. Realizing this, Spee had no option but to turn and flee. Hour by hour during that long day, the British ships closed in until Spee was forced to confront the enemy. With extraordinary courage, the German cruisers fought to the bitter end.

The Kaiser’s Pirates
Hunting Germany’s Raiding Cruisers 1914-1915
Nick Hewitt $50.00 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 25 illustrations • November 2013 • hardback • 978-1-84884773-6 This is a story of the First World War, when the actions of a few men shaped the fate of nations. Germany had ships and sailors scattered across the globe. After war broke out there was no hope that they could reach home. They were ordered to attack Britain’s trade routes as long as possible. Under the leadership of a few men, they unleashed a series of raids that threatened Britain’s war effort and challenged the power of the Royal Navy.

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The War of the Three Gods
Romans, Persians and the Rise of Islam
Peter Crawford $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp plates plus 44 b/w maps and battle diagrams • November 2013 • hardback • 978-184884-612-8 War of the Three Gods is a military history of the first half of seventh century, with heavy focus on the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius. This was a pivotal time in world history. The Eastern Roman Empire was brought to the brink of extinction by the Sassanid Persians, before Heraclius managed to inflict a defeat on the Sassanids with a final gambit.

The Sassanians
The Armies of Ancient Persia
Kaveh Farrokh $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp color photos, some tactical maps/diagrams • May 2014 • hardback • 9781-84884-845-0 Throughout the classical period, Persia was one of the great superpowers, placing a limit on the expansion of Western powers. It was the most formidable rival to the Roman Empire for centuries. Yet, the armies of ancient Persia have received little detailed attention. This work is the first of three volumes that will form the most comprehensive study of ancient Persian armies.

Caesar’s Heir
Wolves in the Forum
John Bassett, OBE $34.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp b/w plates, 8 maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84884-775-0 Caesar’s Heirs is the first full-length Englishlanguage military history in recent times of the wars that wracked Rome from the assassination of Caesar to the Battle of Actium. Volume I, Wolves in the Forum covers events down to the defeat of the last Republicans at Philippi. It is the story of how ruthless warlords gambled everything and broke every rule in their quest for power.

Richard the III and the Bosworth Campaign
Revised Edition
Peter Hammond $29.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 b/w illustrations • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78337-616-2 On 22 August 1485 the forces of the Yorkist king Richard III and his Lancastrian opponent Henry Tudor clashed at Bosworth Field in Leicestershire in one of the decisive battles of English history. Peter Hammond, in a vivid account of the battle, retells the story of the tangled dynastic and personal rivalries that provoked the conflict, describes the preparations of the two armies and offers an analysis of the contest itself.

An Alternative History of Britain
Normans and Early Plantagenets
Timothy Venning $39.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 1 map • May 2014 • hardback • 978-178346-271-1 Continuing his exploration of the pathways of British history, Timothy Venning examines the turning points of the period from the death of William I to the reign of Edward III and a little beyond. As always, he discusses the crucial junctions at which History could easily have taken a different turn and analyses the possible and likely results.

The Battle of Palm Sunday Field
John Sadler $24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-192-9 ‘Mr Sadler has achieved what he set out to do and has produced a readable and understandable account of the battle of Towton and the events leading up to it, especially for those less familiar with the subject. However, the more knowledgeable can find plenty of positive new aspects as well.’ Medieval Warfare


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Military History of Late Rome 284-361
Ilkka Syvanne $44.95 • 320 pages • 6 x 9 • b/w maps and battle diagrams, 8pp plates • December 2013 • hardback • 978-1-84884-855-9 This ambitious series gives the reader a comprehensive narrative of late Roman military history from 284-641. Each volume gives a detailed account of the changes in organization, equipment, strategy and tactics, while also giving a detailed but accessible account of the campaigns and battles. Volume I covers the period 284-361, starting with recovery from the ‘thirdcentury crisis’ and the formation of the Tetrarchy. Constantine’s civil wars and stabilization are also major themes, with the pattern repeated under his sons. The author discusses these and the many other dramatic military events in their full context and puts forward some interesting conclusions on strategic and tactical developments. He argues, for example, that the Roman shift from infantry to cavalry as the dominant arm occurred considerably earlier than usually accepted. Anyone with an interest in the military history of this period will find it both informative and thought-provoking.

The Military History of Late Rome AD 361-395
Ikka Syvanne $50.00 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp plates, plus integrated b/w drawings and maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78346-273-5 This is the second volume in an ambitious series giving the reader a comprehensive narrative of late Roman military history from AD 284-641. Each volume gives a detailed account of the changes in organization, equipment, strategy and tactics among both the Roman forces and her enemies in the relevant period, while also giving a detailed but accessible account of the campaigns and battles. This volume covers the period from the death of Constantius II in AD 361 to the death of Theodosius. Among the many campaigns covered, it includes the Emperor Julian’s fatal campaign against the Sassanian Persians and the disastrous defeat and death of Valens at Adrianople in 378.

Emperors, Armies and Anarchy
Nic Fields $34.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 5 maps, 8pp b/w plates • June 2014 • hardback • 978-178159-188-8 With the death of Nero by his own shaky hand, the Iulio-Claudian dynasty came to an end, and Rome was up for the taking. This was 9 June, AD 68. The following year, commonly known as the ‘Year of the Four Emperors’, was probably one of Rome’s worst. Nero’s death threw up a critical question for the Empire. How could a new man occupy the vacant throne in Rome and establish a new dynasty? This situation had never arisen before. And how might a new emperor secure his position and authority with regards to the Senate and to the army, as well as to those who had vested interest in the system, the Praetorian Guard? The result was that ambitious and unscrupulous generals of the empire fell into a bloody power struggle to decide who had the right to wear the imperial purple.

The Collapse of Rome
Marius, Sulla and the First Civil War
Gareth C Sampson $29.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp b/w, 2 or 3 maps • November 2013 • hardback • 978-1-84884-326-4 By the early first century BC, the Roman Republic had a massive empire and was the most powerful state in the Mediterranean. Roman armies had marched over enemies far and wide, but the Roman heartland was soon to feel the tramp of armies on campaign as the Republic was convulsed by civil war, sounding the first death knell of the Republican system. At the center of the conflict was the rivalry between Marius, victor of the Jugurthine and Northern wars, and his former subordinate, Sulla. But, as Gareth Sampson points out in this new analysis, the situation was much more complex than the traditional view portrays it and the scope of the First Civil War both wider and longer.

A Dictator Reconsidered
Lynda Telford $39.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 8pp plates • April 2014 • hardback • 9781-78303-048-4 Lucius Cornelius Sulla is one of the central figures of the Roman Republic. Indeed, he is considered a catalyst in the death of the republican system. The general whose feud with a rival led to his marching on Rome with an army at his back, leading to civil war and the terrible bloodletting of the proscriptions. In these things, he set a precedent to be followed by Julius Caesar a generation later. Lynda Telford believes Sulla’s portrayal as a monstrous, brutal tyrant is unjustified. While accepting that he was responsible for much bloodshed, she contends that he was no more brutal than many of his contemporaries. Moreover, even his harshest measures were motivated not by selfish ambition but by genuine desire to do what he believed best for Rome.

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The Tribe That Washed its Spears
The Zulus At War
Adrian Greaves Xolani Mkhize $39.95 • 222 pages • 16 pp b/w plates • November 2013 • hardback • 978-1-84884841-2 By tracing the long history of the Zulus from their arrival in South Africa and the establishment of Zululand, The Tribe that Washed its Spears is an important and readable addition to this popular subject area. It describes the violent rise of King Shaka and his successors under whose leadership the warrior nation built a fighting reputation without equal among the native tribes of South Africa. It also examines the tactics and weapons employed during the numerous intertribal battles over this period.

Churchill and the Mad Mullah of Somaliland
Betrayal and Redemption 1899-1921
Roy Irons $39.95 • 248 pages • 6 x 9 • 8 pages of black and white plates • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78346-380-0 In the nineteenth century, the British Empire possessed a vast Empire. To secure the trade route to the riches of the orient, the port of Berbera in Somaliland was taken from the hands of an Egyptian monarch. The Sayyid, who utilized his fury convinced his fellow nomads to follow him in a crusade. It wasn’t until after the Great War that Churchill was able to redeem this betrayal.

How the Zulus Humbled the British Empire
Adrian Greaves $24.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-262-9 The story of the imperial British army’s defeat at Iswandlwana in 1879 has been much written about but never with the detail revealed by Dr Adrian Greaves’ research. In reconstructing the dramatic and fateful events, the Author draws on recently discovered letters, diaries and papers of survivors and other contemporaries.

British Battles of the Crimean Wars 1854-1856
Despatches from the Front
John Grehan Martin Mace $39.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 22 Images and 2 maps • April 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-330-1 The Crimean War was a conflict between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, British Empire, Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The war was part of a contest between the European powers for influence over the declining Ottoman Empire. The Crimean War was one of the first wars to be documented extensively in written reports and photographs.

The Zulu Wars
The War Despatches Series
John Grehan Martin Mace $34.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 b/w Pics • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-322-6 In January 1879, a small garrison of just over 150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the mission against a force of 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The fierce Zulu attacks on Rorke’s Drift came very close to defeating the defenders but were ultimately repelled. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders.

British Battles of the Napoleonic Wars 17931806
Despatches from the Front
Martin Mace / John Grehan $39.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • December 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78159-332-5 The Napoleonic Wars was a worldwide conflict and Britain found itself engaged in battles, sieges and amphibious operations around the globe. Following every battle the commanding officer submitted a report back to the Admiralty or the War Office. Presented here together are those dispatches from some forty generals, captains and admirals detailing more than eighty battles.

British Battles of the Napoleonic Wars 18071815
Despatches from the Front
John Grehan / Martin Mace $39.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pictures and 2 maps • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159334-9 The Napoleonic Wars was a worldwide conflict and Britain found itself engaged in battles, sieges and amphibious operations around the globe. Following every battle the commanding officer submitted a report back to the Admiralty or the War Office. Presented here are those original dispatches from some forty generals, captains and admirals detailing more than eighty battles that took place.


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Wellington’s Rifles
The Origins, Development and Battles of the Rifle Regiments in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo
Ray Cusick $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • Illustrated • December 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78159-287-8 Until now there has not been a serious study of the rifle-armed regiments of the British Army that earned such renown in the Peninsular and Waterloo campaigns. Compiled by a former rifleman, Ray Cusick, who has written extensively on the subject, Wellington’s Rifles examines the new rifle regiments, how they came about, their development and their actions. The author investigates the introduction of rifled muskets into the British Army, where they were shunned by the military establishment, to their transition into a key element in Wellington’s extraordinarily successful Peninsular army.The training and tactics of the riflemen are explained and each significant engagement in which they were involved is explored in thrilling detail.

Courage, Blood and Luck
Poems of Waterloo
Harry Turner $29.95 • 96 pages • 6 x 9 • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78303-014-9 At about 11:30 on a Sunday morning in 1815, a few shots rang out as the curtain-raiser to one of Europe’s most titanic military clashes. By late afternoon, at the close of the Battle of Waterloo, nearly 40,000 men lay dead or wounded. Until that day, the army of Napoleon Bonaparte seemed almost invincible. Indeed, by mid-afternoon, victory for the French seemed a distinct possibility. But the Allied army, led by the Duke of Wellington and ably assisted by Marshal Blücher, finally delivered a fatal blow that not only defeated the French forces but destroyed forever Napoleon’s dreams of conquest and glory, in which he would stand astride Europe like a colossus. Events that day confirmed the Duke of Wellington as a military genius and Blücher as an eccentric but loyal ally.

The Battle of Barrosa, 1811
Forgotten Battle of the Peninsular War
John Grehan Martin Mace $34.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 b/w Images and 3 maps • December 2013 • hardback • 978-184884-826-9 By the winter of 1810-11, the armies of Napoleon had overrun most of Spain. But the Spanish Government had found refuge in the fortress-port of Cadiz and refused to admit that they had been conquered. With a British army under Sir Thomas Graham, the Spanish cause seemed certain to prevail. Then the Spaniards wanted to throw Graham’s force into a battle against the French. If the battle was won, the siege of Cadiz would be lifted; if the battle was lost the Spanish government would be left at the mercy of the invaders. The opposing forces met in one of the most savage encounters of the War. At stake was the very survival of the Spanish nation and the future course of the war against Napoleon.

The Burning of Moscow
Napoleon’s Trial by Fire 1812
Alexander Mikaberidze $50.00 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 60 illustrations • May 2014 • hardback • 978-178159-352-3 Alexander Mikaberidze, in this third volume of his in-depth reassessment of the war between the French and Russian empires, emphasizes the importance of the Moscow fire and shows how Russian intransigence sealed the fate of the French army. He uses a vast array of French, German, Polish and Russian memoirs, letters and diaries as well as archival material in order to tell the dramatic story of the Moscow fire.

Napoleon on Campaign
Classic Images of Napoleon at War
H A Carruthers $24.95 • 184 pages • 8.25 x 11.75 • June 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78346-250-6 These are the magnificent works of Detaille, Meissonier, Vernet, Lady Butler, Hillingford and other artists who sought to capture on canvas the incidents of the Napoleonic Wars. Through their battle paintings these artists tell a tale of power, greed and hubris. Each image is captivating and opens the door to a bygone world of martial splendor.

From Corunna to Waterloo
With the Hussars 1808 to 1815
John Mollo $29.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 2x8 pages of b/w plates • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-239-1 John Mollo describes the conception of the first British Regiments of Hussars - the byproducts of the Prince Regent’s passion for military finery and dandyism - leading on to their full maturity in the grim realities of war in the Iberian Peninsula between 1808 and 1814, first under Moore and then under Wellington, in two widely different campaigns.

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Why the Germans Lost
The Rise and Fall of the Black Eagle
Bryan Perrett $34.95 • 256 pages 6 x 9 • 8 pages of black and white plates • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-197-0 This new publication charts the ups and downs of the German army from the days of Frederick the Great to World War Two. It passes through the Napoleonic period, the growth of war machinery under Clausewitz and Moltke and acquaints the reader with the victories won against Austria and France. It then moves into the twentieth century, following the Imperial German army, its successes and failure in the Great War and its final destruction under Hitler.

Three German Invasions of France
The Summer Campaigns of 1870, 1914 and 1940
Douglas Fermer $39.95 • 288 pages • 6 x 9 • 30 illustrations • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-354-7 Tension between France and Germany shaped the history of Western Europe in the century from 1860. Three times led to war and the invasion of France - in 1870, 1914 and 1940. The outcomes of the battles that followed reset the balance of power across the continent. Yet the German invasions tend to be viewed as separate events, rather than as connected episodes in the confrontation between the two nations.

Rolling Thunder: A Century of Tank Warfare
Philip Kaplan $34.95 • 192 pages • 6 x 9 • 16 pages of black and white plates • January 2014 • hardback • 978-1-78159-243-4 The tank is such a characteristic feature of modern warfare that it’s difficult to imagine a time when its presence wasn't felt on the battlefield in some form or another. This volume, from eminent historian and author Philip Kaplan, traces the history of the vehicle from its developmental early days on the battlefields of the Great War, to modern-day uses and innovations in response to the growing demands of twenty-first century warfare.

Broken Sword
The Tumultuous Life of General Frank Crozier 1897 - 1937
Charles Messenger $50.00 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 20 illustrations • February 2014 • hardback • 978-1-84884-897-9 Brigadier General Frank Crozier was a controversial figure in his day. As a young soldier he saw active service in the Boer War and West Africa before being forced to leave the Army because of financial irresponsibility. On the outbreak of war he became second-incommand of a battalion in 36th Ulster Division, becoming its commanding officer in autumn 1915. After being made bankrupt for a second time, he was involved in the League of Nations Union and then turned to pacifism.

Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors
A Guide for Family Historians - Second Edition
Phil Tomaselli $24.95 • 224 pages • 6 x 9 • 50 illustrations • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78303-057-6 In this revised edition, Tomaselli explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. Whether you are interested in an individual, researching medals awarded to a pilot or crew member or just want to know more about a particular squadron or operation, this handbook will point you in the right direction.

Fighting for the French Foreign Legion
Memoirs of a Scottish Legionnaire
Alex Lochrie $19.95 • 176 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • Now Available • paperback • 978-1-78337-615-5 The author describes how he joined the French Foreign Legion, without being able to speak any French and very close to the age limit. He takes the reader through the vigorous selection procedure, the relentless recruit regime and then elite Second Parachute Regiment’s training in Corsica. We learn about the ethos and strict discipline of the Foreign Legion. He describes his fellow legionnaires drawn from many backgrounds and nations.


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Pen and Sword
The Armed Forces of the United Kingdom 2014-2015
Charles Heyman $19.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • color illustrated throughout • February 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-351-0 This book has been published at regular intervals during the last 20 years, and the latest 2014 – 2015 addition is the one that deals with the most far reaching changes the UK Armed Forces have gone through for a generation. Although the UK’s Armed Forces are reduced in size, the UK has the fourth largest defense budget in the world and extensive international commitments.

The Iraq War
Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003
Anthony Tucker-Jones $29.95 • 160 pages • 6.75 x 9.5 • 200 color and b/w illustrations • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78159-165-9 The Iraq War is a visual record of the Americanled Operation Iraqi Freedom of 2003, which resulted in the dramatic overthrow of Dictator Saddam Hussein. In a striking sequence of photographs Anthony Tucker-Jones shows how this was achieved by the American and British armed forces in a lightning campaign of just two weeks.

Total Destruction of the Tamil Tigers
The Rare Victory of Sri Lanka’s Long War
Paul Moorcraft $24.95 • 208 pages • 6 x 9 • 24pp b/w plates • June 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78159-304-2 In 2009 the Sri Lankan government forceseradicated the Tamil Tiger insurgency after 26 years of civil war. This was the first time that a government had defeated an indigenous insurgency by force of arms. The story of this war is fascinating in itself, besides the international repercussions for ‘terrorism’ and insurgency worldwide.

Limbang Rebellion
Seven Days in December 1962
Eileen Chanin $39.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 2 maps, 24 illustrations • April 2013 • hardback • 978-1-78346-191-2 Between 8 and 12 December of 1962, world attention focused on a rebel uprising in northern Borneo, where hostages were taken and threatened with execution. The story of Limbang and what it represents has not been fully told until now. While terrifying, Limbang was also a life-affirming experience for those involved and forged lifelong bonds.

The Cyprus Emergency
The Divided Island 1955–1974
Nick Van Der Bijl $24.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w plates • April 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346-216-2 The UK has been involved in Cyprus for over 125 years. Placed in the Mediterranean, it was ideal for protection of the Suez Canal and more recently as a ‘listening post’ for the Middle East and southern flank of NATO. This book describes the troubled years of this island which is so well known to British servicemen, their families and holiday makers.

The War with Indonesia 1962 – 1966
Nick van der Bijl $24.95 • 304 pages • 6 x 9 • 16pp b/w photos • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78303-018-7 For over four years in the ‘Swinging Sixties’ the armed forces of the UK were engaged in a little publicized but crucial jungle war against communist aggressive on the vast island of Borneo. Top Secret ‘Claret’ operations took the fight to the enemy with cross border operations initially using Special Forces and later with Chindit-style range patrols. The outcome was a military victory thus avoiding a British ‘Vietnam’ debacle.

5th Infantry Brigade in the Falklands War
Nick Van der Bijl David Aldea $24.95 • 256 pages • 6 x 9 • May 2014 • paperback • 978-1-78346263-6 For many people it was 3 Commando Brigade that recaptured the Falklands. Yet 5th Infantry Brigade played a key and little acknowledged role in this saga. Many felt it was inadequately trained when it sailed from Southampton on the QE2 and this view was given substance by early disasters such as the tragedy at Bluff Cove. Yet by the end, its contribution could not be denied.

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Pen and Sword Digital
Aces in the Sky
The Greatest Hunter Pilots of World War I and II
History Films $24.95 • 83 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • January 2014 • DVD NTSC • 4260110582148 During the last 100 years the face of aerial warfare has changed almost beyond recognition. At the start of the twentieth century the plane was still very much in its infancy and it wasn’t until August 1910 that the Americans conducted flying with an aircraft that had been fitted with a gun. By the end of the First World War aerial combat had progressed to a point where dogfighting had made air supremacy a reality. This film documents the successes of some of the most famous fighter and hunter pilots that have ever graced the sky. Starting with the First World War, we follow the exploits of Manfred von Richthofen, who had 80 combat victories to his name. The film then focuses on the Second World War and famous pilots such as Erich Hartman, who claimed 352 aerial victories. Also featured is Japenese pilot Saburo Sakai, considered one of the greatest pilots of the war.

Dive Bomber Ju 87 & Ju 88
History Films $24.95 • 55 minutes • 7.5 x 8.25 • January 2014 • DVD NTSC • 4260110582131 After the German Luftwaffe was reformed in February 1935 the four-and-a-half years that followed saw it transform almost beyond recognition. By the time the Second World War broke out in September 1939 the Luftwaffe had become one of the strongest and most experienced air forces in the world. The Germans realized the tactical importance of dive-bombing and, under Colonel General Ernst Udet, the Luftwaffe began to develop a host of advanced dive bomber aircraft. This film focuses on two of the most recognized variants: the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka and Ju 88. These aircraft were highly effective in a number of different roles, with the Ju 88 being used as a dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber and heavy fighter.

Dive Bombers vs Aircraft Carriers
Air and Sea Warfare in the Pacific and the Atlantic
History Films $24.95 • 75 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • January 2014 • DVD NTSC • 4260110582155 1910 was a momentous year both for aviation and maritime history as it saw the first experimental take off of a plane from the deck of a warship. Following this, the 20s and 30s saw the aircraft carrier come into its own, with several navies building many variants. By the Second World War these ships became the backbone of the carrier forces for the United States, British and Japanese navies and allowed a new type of warfare at sea; that of the dive bomber. Due to their success in the air against land and sea targets, the naval aviator become a vital element in modern warfare and added another serious threat to the men aboard the battle cruisers and merchant ships. This film explores the role of the dive bomber in the Second World War and also documents the momentous sea battles in the Pacific and Atlantic.

Dogfight in the Clouds
Fighter Pilots of the Second World War
$24.95 • 83 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • January 2014 • DVD NTSC • 4260110582162 Between 1939 and 1945 the warring nations of the Second World War battled each other in the air over Europe and the Pacific Ocean in lethal competition. The goal was air domination. Aerial combat was affected by the quality of the plane on the one hand and the abilities, training and courage of the pilot on the other. It was important to both sides that their planes flew faster, could fly tighter curves, had a longer range and carried the most accurate weapons. Often it was the technical advantages that decided the life and death of the pilots. While the First World War was merely influenced by aerial forces, Second World War aviation was already playing a decisive role. Control of the skies became the absolute key to victory; the ruler above the battlefield could observe enemy movements and, with fighters and bombers, massively impede the enemy’s plans.


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Pen and Sword Digital
The Russian Front Crimea 1941-1942
$14.95 • 60 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • Now Available • DVD NTSC • 5060247620930 The German Propaganda Kompanien (PK) captured the events of Hitler’s war on every front. For the first time these primary source films have been collated, edited and translated in order to produce a complete military history of the Third Reich. This volume records the battles for the Crimean Peninsula and the fall of the Fortress of Sevastopol. Several attempts were made to take the port in October and November of 1941, but it wasn’t until July 1942 that the Axis powers seized control after the Soviets surrendered.

The Caucasus Battles 19421943
$14.95 • 60 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • Now Available • DVD NTSC • 5060247620947 This volume records the German drive into the oil fields of the Caucasus, which proved to be one of the high points of Hitler’s military adventures. Starting in July 1942 and lasting almost 2 years, Hitler launched this attack after his failure to seize Moscow under the code name Operation Edelweiss. Hitler sought control of the region’s oil supplies and, if successful, Hitler would have had the fuel he needed to unleash a global war that could have lasted for decades.

The War in Italy
$14.95 • 60 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • Now Available • DVD NTSC • 5060247620954 This DVD explores the Italian Campaign, fought from July 1943 until the end of the Second World War in 1945 where 60,000 Allied and 50,000 German troops lost their lives. This volume featuring translated Wochenschau newsreels records Churchill’s attempt to seize the “soft underbelly” of Europe, which proved to be dogged by the defensive battles that lasted to the final moments of World War II.

Stalingrad 1942–1943
$14.95 • 60 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • Now Available • DVD NTSC • 5060247621012 The German Propaganda Kompanien (PK) captured the events of Hitler’s war on every front. For the first time these unique primary source films have been collated, edited and translated into English in order to produce a complete military history of the Third Reich drawn exclusively from German primary sources. This volume featuring translated Wochenschau newsreels records the titanic Battle of Stalingrad which led to the destruction of the Sixth Army. The heavy losses sustained by the German army make it arguably the turning point of World War II.

The Hawker Hurricane
$14.95 • 58 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • Now Available • DVD NTSC • 5060247620961 The Hawker Hurricane designed by Sydney Camm was the British produced single-seat fighter aircraft which was flown by the RAF from 1937 onwards. It was a product of Hawker Aircraft Ltd. and it arrived just in time to affect the outcome of the Battle of Britain. This DVD, much like the Spitfire DVD released earlier this year, tells the story of this iconic aircraft through original British wartime footage including the fighter’s construction, test flights and footage of the aircraft in action against the enemy and combines this with new aerial footage.

Men Against Tanks
German Anti-Tank Tactics
$14.95 • 45 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • Now Available • DVD NTSC • 5060247620985 This wartime film was made in 1943 in order to help motivate the hard pressed German infantry to resist the increasing tide of Soviet armor. Made shortly before the introduction of the Panzerfaust it is a remarkable film in many respects as it features a dramatized and highly realistic record of a Soviet attack on the German lines by T-34 tanks and provides a detailed summary of the potential defenses which the infantryman could use to defend against Soviet tanks. This unique film is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the true nature of warfare on the Russian front.

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Pen and Sword Digital
Assault on Normandy: Gold Beach
Battle for the Beachhead
BHTV $24.95 • 80 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • Now Available • DVD NTSC • 5060247620916 In the first part of this duo of DVDs we examined in the combined weight of naval, air and land forces and the tactic they used to break through Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. Now the veteran 50th Northumbrian Division had to fight its way inland to establish a beachhead that had sufficient depth to survive the inevitable German counterattack. 69 Brigade had a successful landing and now had to fight its way through layers of German defense to its objectives eight miles away. Meanwhile 231 Brigade, whose landing had been disrupted, were attempting to recover the situation and were fighting through successive German positions towards Arromanches and the enemy held hills and villages.

The Germans in Normandy: 6th Fallschirmjaeger
$29.95 • 80 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • January 2014 • DVD NTSC • 5060247620428 The German paratroopers established a reputation in Crete as an elite force. A battalion commander now led a new Fallschirmjäger regiment, deployed to Normandy in the spring of 1944 to the very area where the US Paratroopers were to drop on D Day. This DVD will tell the story of this regiment and its six day battle around the base of the Cotentin Peninsula to prevent the effective link up between Omaha and Utah Beaches. Using expert interviews, pieces filmed on the ground where the battle happened, illustrated with contemporary reenactment footage and numerous maps, the story of the part played by the 6th Fallschirmjäger in the key engagements against the 101st Airborne Division around Saint-Come-du-Mont.

The Battle of the Bulge: Siege of Bastogne
$29.95 • 80 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • January 2014 • DVD NTSC • 5060247620343 With the Fifth Panzer Army fighting its way towards the River Meuse, the Americans rushed reinforcements to hold it. 101st US Airborne Division was near Paris when the call for immediate deployment came. Wearing only normal uniforms, the 101st joined the other garrison troops in a siege where they fought not only the enemy’s panzers but the freezing, snowy, cold to hold the vital road junction. We take the viewers to the spot where the German commanders made vital decisions, to the trenches and woods where Easy Company battled and the road where the Germans received the message ‘Nuts’ in response for their surrender ultimatum.

The SS and the Occult
$14.95 • 50 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • Now Available • DVD NTSC • 5060247621050 Heinrich Himmler was the creator of the infamous Gestapo, the Waffen SS and the concentration camp network. Himmler was inspired by mystic visions, runes, horoscopes and a longing for a heroic German past which drove him to adopt an official policy which rested on a set of beliefs in the occult roots of the Third Reich. This powerful film revisits the sites most closely associated with Himmler and traces the development of his warped ideology. This powerful new study of Himmler and his SS Empire presented by Bob Carruthers revisits this fascinating and overlooked aspect of the Third Reich. The film incorporates rare footage and photographs with visits to the surviving SS sites today.

U-Boat Type VII C
$24.95 • 55 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • January 2014 • DVD NTSC • 4260110582117 During the Second World War the German Navy boasted a massive number of UBoats to cope with the Allied naval threat and to disrupt the much needed supplies from reaching the front lines. During the entirety of the war Germany built over 1,100 of them in their attempt to conquer the seas, with almost 800 of these being destroyed by Allied cruisers and aircraft before the end of the war. During the large convoy battles these U-Boats bore the brunt of the fighting and dealt colossal damage to the Allied fleet. This DVD gives a concise history of this formidable type of U-Boat using rare and unseen German archive footage.


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Pen and Sword Digital
Hitler’s Tank Destroyer
History Films $24.95 • 70 minutes • 7.5 x 8.25 • February 2014 • DVD NTSC • 4260110582179 After the limited success of the Panzer I and II tanks against the enemy in the Second World War, the Germans realized that a new tank hunter had to be developed. The Panzerjäger was the result. Starting from 1940 onwards, the German Wehrmacht focused on anti-tank artillery and tank destroyers. The Panzerjäger troops were equipped with vehicles produced by mounting an existing anti-tank gun on a tracked chassis to allow higher mobility. Using unusual and rare archive film footage, this film shows the dreaded German Tank Hunter against the enemy, as well as in defensive battles with other arms of the German army.

Railroad Guns
Hitler’s Heaviest Railroad Artillery
History Films $24.95 • 55 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • February 2014 • DVD NTSC • 4260110582186 The Gustav and Dora were the names given to two of Germany’s 80cm railway guns. Developed in the late 1930s, these mammoth artillery pieces were built to help destroy the main forts along the Maginot Line. These twin giants weighed almost 1,350 tons and could fire shells weighing seven tons to a range of almost thirty miles. Similarly, the Thor siege mortar was also a giant on the battlefield, sporting a 60cm caliber barrel, six mile range and weighing in at over 120 tons. This fascinating film shows these feats of engineering in their full glory through original archive footage, from their initial design and construction to testing and eventual deployment against the enemy.

Tiger and Panther
Combat Missions on the Fronts History Films
$24.95 • 55 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • January 2014 • DVD NTSC • 4260110582124 Next to the FLAK-Batteries, the German Panzer was one of the most important assault weapons used on the ground throughout the Second World War. The main battle tanks were used on the front lines, providing vital combat support for the Wehrmacht and other Army units and allowing them to score vital victories against the Allied advance. The German Army was responsible for building some of the greatest examples of battle tanks seen throughout the war including the PANZER III (1940-42), PANZER IV (1943-44 ) and the TIGER. These fearsome machines are shown in action on this film through original archive footage.

Tank Battles
El Alamein to the Volga
$14.95 • 55 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • Now Available • DVD NTSC • 5060247620992 During World War II the tank came into its own as the primary weapon on the battlefield. In the wake of the German successes in Poland, France, Greece and the opening phase of the invasion of Russia, the Allies at last began to develop their own response to the German armored juggernaut. Drawing on rare footage from the Allied and German sources this is the powerful film record of the hard fought tank battles which raged from El Alamein to the Volga.

The Peninsular Collection: 95th Rifles – 1812 to Waterloo
$29.95 • 90 minutes • 5.25 x 7.5 • January 2014 • DVD NTSC • 5060247620404 In the final part of this trilogy of films charting the history of the 95th Rifles we follow the green clad soldiers armed with their Baker Rifles from the baking plains of Central Spain, across the misty Pyrenees Mountains into France itself. The film and the series ends with the demise of Napoleon at Waterloo and the Rifleman having earned a permanent place in the British Army’s order of battle.

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RN Publishing
F-104S/ASA, ASA-M, TF104G-M
Coccarde Tricolori Speciale 6
Riccardo Niccoli $37.00 • 136 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • color photos • November 2013 • paperback • 978-88-95011-06-6 This latest title of the “Coccarde Tricolori Speciale” series completes our trilogy dedicated to the F-104 Starfighter in Italian service. The book is divided into several chapters, dedicated to the technical testing and development, to the operational service in Italy, to a large photo album (including air-to-airs, all the color schemes, marking variations, special colors, phases of the operational activity, all pictured with dramatic shots) a modeling section, with information and 19 color profiles, and photographic details of the real aircraft. In the appendix, there is a list of all the F-104S and TF-104G modified to the ASA, ASA-M and TF-104G-M standards.

Coccarde Tricolori Speciale 2
Riccardo Niccoli $34.00 • 120 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 229 color and b/w photos • November 2013 • paperback • 978-88-95011-01-1 The development of the F-104S – In service with the Aeronautica Militare – The technical and logistic support – S in Turkey – The pilots speak – Photo album – Profiles – Close-up – Appendix All the story of the F-104S, from its development in the sixties until the process of modification of the fleet to ASA standard. Stories from the pilots about operations in the interception and bombing roles, the story of the NODA; the most beautiful photos, badges of all the squadrons; list of the serials, with details on the crashed aircraft and on those modified to ASA, and many more.

Coccarde Tricolori Speciale 3
Riccardo Niccoli $34.00 • 144 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 290 color photos • November 2013 • paperback • 978-8895011-02-8 Available title of the “Speciale” series, dedicated to the Eurofighter EF.2000 Typhoon. The book includes: the story of the multinational program and of the aircraft development, a technical description, the role of the Italian industries, the operational service in the Italian Air Force and in the other Air Forces, the technical and logistic support in Italy, the operators speak, a photo album section with the best pictures, six color profiles, a close-up section for modelers, data on production and serials.

Coccarde Tricolori Speciale 4
Riccardo Niccoli $34.00 • 136 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 284 color and b/w photos • November 2013 • paperback • 978-88-95011-04-2 Available this new title of the “Speciale” series, dedicated to the Lockheed-FIAT F-104G fighters. The book, which presents also unpublished photos and information, includes various chapters on the technical development, the operational service with the Italian Air Force, pilots’ tales, a Photo album full of beautiful shots, a modeling section with information, 26 color profiles an photo details. In appendix the list and serials of all the Italian F/TF/RF-104Gs, with dates of introduction into service, and accidents or retirement. A must for all the enthusiasts of the mythic “One-o-four”!

Coccarde Tricolori Speciale 5
Riccardo Niccoli $34.00 • 144 pages • 8.25 x 11.5 • 322 color and b/w photos • November 2013 • paperback • 978-88-95011-05-9 The book, which presents also unpublished photos and information, includes various chapters on the technical development, the operational service with the Italian Air Force and the “Frecce Tricolori”, pilots’ tales, wide sections dedicated to the German and Portuguese “Ginas”, a Photo album full of beautiful shots, a modeling section with information, 20 color profiles an photo details. In appendix the list and serials of all the Italian G.91. A must for all the enthusiasts of the beautiful “Gina”!


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Savas Beatie
The Chickamauga Campaign – A Mad Irregular Battle
From the Crossing of Tennessee River Through the First Day, August 22 - September 19, 1863
David A. Powell $37.50 • 672 pages • 6 x 9 • 32 b/w images and 27 maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-161121-174-0 • eISBN: 978-1-61121-175-7 Chickamauga, according to soldier rumor, is a Cherokee word meaning “River of Death.” It certainly lived up to that grim sobriquet in September 1863 when the Union Army of the Cumberland and Confederate Army of Tennessee waged bloody combat along the banks of West Chickamauga Creek. Long considered a two-day affair, author David Powell embraces a fresh approach that explores Chickamauga as a three-day battle, with September 18 being key to understanding how the fighting developed the next morning. Despite its size and fascinating cast of characters, this Western Theater battle has received but scant attention. Powell rectifies this oversight with The Chickamauga Campaign—A Mad Irregular Battle. The first of three installments spanning the entire campaign includes the Tullahoma Campaign in June and continues through the second day of fighting on September 19. The second installment finishes the battle from dawn on September 20 and carries both armies through the retreat into Chattanooga and the beginning of the siege. The third and last book of the series includes appendices and essays exploring specific questions about the battle in detail. Powell’s study fully explores the battle from all perspectives and is based upon fifteen years of intensive study and research that has uncovered nearly 2,000 primary sources from generals to private, all stitched together to relate the remarkable story that was Chickamauga.

“Stand to It and Give Them Hell”
Gettysburg as the Soldiers Experienced it from Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top, July 2, 1863
John Michael Priest $32.95 • 432 pages • 6 x 9 • 26 b/w images and 58 maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-161121-176-4 • eISBN: 978-1-61121-177-1 “Stand to It and Give Them Hell” chronicles the Gettysburg fighting from Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top on July 2, 1863, through the letters, memoirs, diaries, and postwar recollections of the men from both armies who struggled to control that “hallowed ground.” John Michael Priest wrote this book to help readers understand and experience the stress and terror of that fateful day in Pennsylvania. Readers will gain a deeper appreciation of the personal sacrifice made that awful day by privates and generals alike. This invaluable method uses their own words to paint a rich tapestry of their personal courage and cowardice, and their failures and triumphs. Nearly 60 detailed maps illustrate the troop congestion in the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, and Devil’s Den. They establish the extent of the Federal skirmish line from Ziegler’s Grove to the Slyder farm and portray the final Confederate push against the Codori farm and the center of Cemetery Ridge. This is a book about combat as seen through the eyes of those who waged it. “Stand to It and Give Them Hell” offers the brutal, heartwrenching story of a slice of America’s greatest battle as described by those who marched, fought, bled, and died there.

The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hood
Stephen M. Hood $32.95 • 240 pages • 6 x 9 • 35 b/w images • June 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61121-182-5 • eISBN: 978-1-61121-183-2 Scholars hail the find as “the most important discovery in Civil War scholarship in the last half century.” The invaluable cache of Confederate General John Bell Hood’s personal papers includes wartime and postwar letters from comrades, subordinates, former enemies and friends, medical reports relating to Hood’s two major wounds, and dozens of touching letters between Hood and his wife. This treasure trove of information is being made available for the first time for both professional and amateur Civil War historians. The historical community long believed General Hood’s papers were lost or destroyed, and numerous books and articles were written about him without the benefit of these invaluable documents. In fact, the papers were carefully held for generations by a succession of Hood’s descendants. This collection offers more than 200 documents. While each is a valuable piece of history, some shed light on the war’s mysteries and controversies. For example, letters from multiple Confederate officers may explain the Confederate failure to capture or destroy Schofield’s Union army at Spring Hill, Tennessee, on the night of November 29, 1864. Lee also lodges serious allegations against Confederate Maj. Gen. William Bate. While these and others offer a military perspective of Hood the general, the revealing letters between he and his beloved and devoted wife help us better understand Hood the man and husband.

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Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campagin
How the Critical Role of Intelligence Impacted the Outcome of Lee’s Invasion of the North, June-July 1863
Thomas J. Ryan $32.95 • 432 pages • 6 x 9 • 75 b/w images and 20 maps • June 2014 • hardback • 978-161121-178-8 • eISBN: 978-1-61121-179-5 As intelligence experts have long asserted, “Information in regard to the enemy is the indispensable basis of all military plans.” Despite the thousands of books and articles written about Gettysburg, Tom Ryan’s groundbreaking Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign is the first to offer a unique and incisive comparative study of intelligence operations during what many consider the war’s decisive campaign. Based upon years of indefatigable research, the author evaluates how Gen. Robert E. Lee used intelligence resources, including cavalry, civilians, newspapers, and spies to gather information about Union activities during his invasion of the North in June and July 1863, and how this information guided Lee’s decision-making. Simultaneously, Ryan explores the effectiveness of the Union Army of the Potomac’s intelligence and counterintelligence operations. Both Maj. Gens. Joe Hooker and George G. Meade relied upon cavalry, the Signal Corps, and an intelligence staff known as the Bureau of Military Information that employed innovative concepts to gather, collate, and report vital information from a variety of sources. The result is an eye-opening, day-by-day analysis of how and why the respective army commanders implemented their strategy and tactics, with an evaluation of their respective performance as they engaged in a battle of wits to learn the enemy’s location, strength, and intentions.

“By the Blood of Our Alumni”
Norwich University Citizen Soldiers in the Army of the Potomac
Robert G. Poirier $18.95 • 472 pages • 6 x 9 • 29 b/w images and 3 maps • February 2014 • paperback • 978-161121-184-9 Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military college, graduated hundreds of officers into the Federal armies who participated in the long and bloody war to crush the Southern Rebellion of 1861-1865. Robert Poirier’s “By the Blood of Our Alumni”: Norwich University Citizen Soldiers in the Army of the Potomac is their story. It is difficult to overstate the school’s influence on the war in the Eastern Theater. Norwich alumni were scattered throughout the army’s hierarchy. In the Army of the Potomac alone, 1 graduate led a corps, 7 led divisions, 21 commanded brigades, and 38 stood at the heads of regiments. Scores more served in staff positions or in the ranks. These men were eyewitnesses to many of the war’s watershed events. Norwich alumni served proudly in every battle of the Army of the Potomac. Unfortunately, historians have largely overlooked the important role Norwich played in both preparing our nation for conflict and in winning the Civil War. Robert G. Poirier, a retired intelligence officer, Norwich alumnus, and combat veteran, has spent years researching and writing “By the Blood of Our Alumni.” His book narrates the course of the war in the Eastern Theater by chronicling the experiences of these soldiers.

The Forgotten Defenders of the Alamo
The Irish of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836
Phillip Thomas Tucker $32.95 • 384 pages • 6 x 9 • 12 b/w images and 4 maps • May 2014 • hardback • 978-1-61121191-7 • eISBN: 978-1-61121-192-4 Within the annals of Alamo and Texas Revolutionary historiography, the important contributions of the Irish in winning the struggle against Mexico and establishing a new republic are noticeably absent. Breaking new ground with fresh views and original insights, Phillip Thomas Tucker’s The Forgotten Defenders of the Alamo: The Irish of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836, sets forth one of the best remaining untold stories of the Alamo and Texas Revolution by exploring a largely forgotten and long ignored history: the dramatic saga of the Irish in Texas. Dr. Tucker has thoroughly explored a hidden history long ignored by generations of historians. Relying upon a wealth of previously unexplored primary sources, The Forgotten Defenders of the Alamo is the first book devoted to the dramatic story of Irish achievements, contributions, and sacrifices in winning independence for Texas. In doing so, Tucker’s study bestows much-needed recognition upon the Irish and shatters a host of long-existing stereotypes and myths about the Texas Revolution. Reflecting a distinctive cultural, political, and military heritage, the Irish possessed a lengthy and distinguished Emerald Isle revolutionary tradition reborn during the Texas uprising of 1835-1836. The Irish were the largest immigrant group in Texas at the time and among the most vocal and passionate of liberty-loving revolutionaries in all Texas.


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Thunder in the Harbor
Fort Sumter, Charleston, and the American Civil War
Chris Mackowski $12.95 • 168 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 b/w images and 4 maps • April 2014 • paperback • 978-161121-185-6 • eSIBN: 978-1-61121-186-3 Fort Sumter hunkered on the horizon like a low, squat line separating Charleston Harbor from the open ocean. The manmade fort sat poised on the border of more than South Carolina and the sea. Occupied in April 1861 by the United States government but under siege by secessionist storm clouds from across the South, it ran like a line between Federal authority and state control; between North and South; between peace and war. At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, Confederate batteries opened fire. Thirty-four hours later, Federal forces lowered their tattered flag. The only casualty came after the surrender. It was otherwise a bloodless first battle to the bloodiest four years in American history. But those fateful first shots of the Civil War marked only the first of many chapters for Sumter. Over the next four years, the fort and the harbor it protected weathered the storms of war. hunder in the Harbor recounts Fort Sumter’s storied history in the engaging prose that has become the hallmark of the Emerging Civil War Series. Author Chris Mackowski brings the story to life as only an insider can: his family’s home sits on the Battery overlooking Charleston Harbor, where Fort Sumter still hunkers on the horizon.

Hurricane from the Heavens
The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 June 5, 1864
Daniel T. Davis Phillip S. Greenwalt $12.95 • 168 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 b/w images and 11 maps • May 2014 • paperback • 978-161121-187-0 • eISBN: 978-1-61121-188-7 May 1864 had witnessed near-constant combat between his Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Grant, unlike his predecessors, had not relented in his pounding of the Confederates. The armies clashed in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania Courthouse and along the North Anna River. Casualties mounted on both sides—but Grant kept coming. Although the great, decisive assault had eluded him, he continued to punish Lee’s army. The blows his army landed were nothing like the Confederates had experienced before. The constant marching and fighting had reduced Robert E. Lee’s oncevaunted army into a bedraggled husk of its former glory. Turning Lee’s flank once more, he hoped to fight the final battle of the war in the area bordering the Pamunkey and Chickahominy rivers. The stakes had grown enormous. Grant’s staggering casualty lists had driven Northern morale to his lowest point of the war. Would Lee’s men hold on to defend their besieged capital—and, in doing so, prolong the war until the North will collapsed entirely? Or would another round of hard fighting finally be enough to crush Lee’s army? Could Grant push through and end the war? Grant would find his answers around a small Virginia crossroads called Cold Harbor—and he would always regret the results.

The Aftermath of Battle
The Burial of the Civil War Dead
Kathleen Logothetis Thompson $12.95 • 168 pages • 6 x 9 • 150 b/w images and 1 map • May 2014 • paperback • 978-161121-189-4 • eISBN: 978-1-61121-190-0 The clash of armies in the American Civil War left hundreds of thousands of men dead, wounded, or permanently damaged. Skirmishes and battles could result in casualty numbers as low as one or two and as high as tens of thousands. The carnage of the battlefield left a lasting impression on those who experienced or viewed it, but in most cases the armies quickly moved on to meet again at another time and place. When the dust settled and the living armies moved on, what happened to the dead left behind? Unlike battle narratives, The Aftermath of Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead picks up the story as the battle ends. The burial of the dead was an overwhelming experience for the armies or communities forced to clean up after the destruction of battle. In the short-term action, bodies were hastily buried to avoid the stench and the horrific health concerns of massive death; in the long-term, families struggled to reclaim loved ones and properly reinter them in established cemeteries. The Aftermath of Battle is part of the Emerging Civil War Series offering compelling, easy-toread overviews of some of the Civil War’s most important stories. The masterful storytelling is richly enhanced with hundreds of photos and illustrations.

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Pritzker Military Museum and Library/Weider History Group
On War
The Best Military Histories
Pritzer Military Museum and Library Rick Atkinson / Carlo D’Este / Max Hastings / James McPherson Allan Millet / Tim O’Brien / Gerhard Weinberg As long as men have gone into battle, men have studied war. Herodotus and Tacitus were classic historians, analyzing the background of events. Thucydides used interviews to tell the story of the Peloponnesian War and Plutarch wrote biographies of such famous leaders as Caesar and Alexander. Sun Tzu, Homer, and Clausewitz remain required reading for those studying military affairs today. Collected here for the first time are key works by this century’s leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzer Military Museum and Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. This Award honors writers whose work adds to the public’s understanding of military history and the roles played by the military in civil society. In the tradition of historians dating back to ancient times, these authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history. The surreal fiction of Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam is not just pages away from an in-depth look at General George S. Patton by today’s leading biographer Carlo D’Este. Max Hastings and Rick Atkinson use their backgrounds to add a journalistic touch to modern studies of World War II as Allan Millett discusses the developing technology that allowed them to further their causes. And James McPherson, the preeminent living Civil War scholar examines crisis in America with accessible and articulate literary skill. This anthology provides just a sample of the remarkable works by these renowned authors, who will be read by military history enthusiasts about the general public for generations to come.

$27.00 • 264 pages • 7 x 9 • 6 illustrations, 2 maps, 36 b/w photos • Now Avaikabke Pritzker Military Museum and Library hardback • 978-0-9897928-1-3

The Pacific, Volume One
Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal
Jay Wertz This powerful initial volume in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series includes events that took place before and after the devastating Pearl Harbor attack that brought the United States and Japan face to face in war. Included are eyewitness accounts of survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack on America’s major battleships, defenders of Bataan and Corregidor; participants in the pivotal Battle of Midway, the Marines that first waded ashore at Guadalcanal and many, many others. Full color throughout, rich with images and original 3-D maps, the 9” x 12” volume also features solid historical analysis of the war’s timeline and quotes from military and political leaders, giving a complete picture of this part of the war. The volume won Best Book 2011 in the History: Military/Political category from USA Book News.

$39.95 • 256 pages • 9 x 12 • more than color and b/w images • maps • Now hardback • 978-0-9842127-0-5


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Weider History Group
The Campaign Across France
Jay Wertz The second volume in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series tackles the largest amphibious invasion ever attempted until that time — the historic landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944. More than eighty veterans on both sides of the Atlantic Wall give their perspectives on the event, and the bloody two-month struggle which resulted in the Anglo-American allies wrestling France from the German defenders. Preparations for Operation Overlord, including air and sea operations to support the gargantuan landing are covered in vibrant, authentic detail. Rich with color images, famous photographs and original 3-D maps, the 9” x 12” volume also presents the timeline of events, places and personalities, giving a complete picture of the campaign across France. The volume won a Silver Medal in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) in the World History category and Best Book 2012 in the History: Military/Political category from USA Book News.

$44.95 • 304 pages • 9 x 12 • more than 200 color and b/w photos • maps • Now Available • hardback • 978-0-9842127-1-2

The Pacific, Volume Two
The Solomons to Saipan
Jay Wertz The third volume in the War Stories: World War II Firsthand series is anchored on the words and experiences of 100 Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and other frontline personnel who became embroiled in the devastating island campaign of the Pacific War. Never before or since was so much blood shed for so little real estate. The volume contains blow by blow descriptions of some of the most destructive naval and air battles of the war, as well as the blood and sand tales of Marines and GIs and their Japanese counterparts contesting inch by inch places with strange names such as Bougainville, Tarawa and Saipan. The real-life stories of those who were there are illustrated with revealing photographs; some never before seen in any WWII volume. The 9” x 12” volume also offers original maps, enlightening narrative sidebars and a complete timeline of the Pacific campaign — 1942-1944.

$49.95 • 336 pages • 9 x 12 • more than 200 color and b/w photos • maps • Now Available • hardback • 978-0-9842127-2-9

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Robert E. Lee at War
Tragic Successionist
Scott Bowden $60.00 • 208 pages • 8.75 x 11 • 77 color and b/w images, 35 maps • Now Available • Military History Press • hardback • 978-09853572-2-1 Robert E. Lee at War presents a fresh and compelling portrait of the true warrior that is sure to illuminate his legacy for generations to come. By mining fresh sources, and in adhering to a rigorous historical methodology, Bowden's account of General Lee emerges to be as necessary as it is original. The story of Lee's decision-making is laid before the reader, and his relationship with his key lieutenants, along with the complicated and strained relationship with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, appears in fresh, new light. Never before addressed topics include a complete analysis of Lee's art of war. Also, and for the first time, Bowden explains in great detail Lee's ongoing efforts to craft and reorganize the army he inherited from Joe Johnston-a force unevenly led and inefficiently organized-into a modern and fierce fighting machine known as the Army of Northern Virginia.

A Box of Sand
The Italo-Ottoman War 19111912
Charles Stephenson $22.95 • 352 pages • 6 x 9 • b/w photos and maps • May 2014 • Tattered Flag • paperback • 978-0-9576892-2-0 In September 1911, Italy declared war on the Ottoman Empire. The Italian action began the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The day after Ottoman Turkey made peace with Italy in October 1912, the Balkan League attacked in the First Balkan War. The Italo-Ottoman War has so many firsts and pointers to the awful future: the first three-dimensional war with aerial reconnaissance and bombing; war fever whipped up by the Italian press; death from disease and 10,000 more from reprisals and executions. Thirty thousand men would die in a struggle for what may described as little more than a scatolone di sabbia – a box of sand. As acclaimed historian Charles Stephenson portrays in this study, if there is an exemplar of the futility of war, this is it. Apart from the loss of life and the cost to Italy, the outcome was to halve the Libyan population through emigration, famine and casualties. The ItaloOttoman War was a conflict overshadowed by the Great War – but one which in many ways presaged the horrors to come.

Camouflage and Markings of Canadian Military Vehicles in World War Two
Steve Guthrie $41.50 • 64 pages • 8 x 11.5 • 106 b/w and color photos, 23 full-color plates • December 2013 • Model Centrum Progres • paperback • 978-83-60672-21-1 An authoritative guide to the camouflage and markings of Canadian Army military vehicles in use overseas in World War Two. Coverage includes England, Italy and North-West Europe. This book details the paint finishes and unit marking for vehicles including staff cars, jeeps and trucks of all sizes, artillery tractors, tank transporters and road construction equipment. Contains: 64 pages, 106 b/w photos and 23 full-color plates of artwork.

World War II Museums, Memorials & Historic Displays in the United States
A Companion Book to World War II Sites in the United States
Richard Osborne $19.95 • 293 pages • photos throughout • December 2013 • Riebel Roque • paperback • 978-0-9814898-0-3 A companion guide to World War II Sites in the United States, this book is a directory listing the descriptions of the hundreds of museums, memorials and historical displays in the United States. Listed alphabetically by state, this book provides a tour guide on how to find and visit each museum, memorial, or historic display. This is a great reference guide for the traveling World War II buff.


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