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  • British Cavalry Equipments 1800-1941by Mike Chappell; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    This revised edition of Mike Chappell's original Men-at-Arms 138 represents nearly 20 years' new research. It covers the saddlery, horse furniture, and personal equipment of the British horsed cavalryman from the early stages of the Napoleonic Wars until the final disappearance of the mounted arm during World War II. Such details are essential for... more...

  • Modern African Wars (1)by Peter Abbott; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    The Rhodesian War of 1965?80 is the battle for control of present day Zimbabwe. The former British colony of Southern Rhodesia rejected British moves towards majority rule and on 11 November 1965 the Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith announced his country?s Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. That act sparked a series of violent... more...

  • The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War Iby Wayne Stack; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Although comparatively small in number, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I (1914-1918) earned an elite reputation on the Western Front, and the New Zealanders' war effort was a defining moment in their national history and sense of identity. The statistics are astonishing: of the total population of New Zealand of 1 million, no fewer... more...

  • The War in Cambodia 1970-75by Kenneth Conboy; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the troops that fought in Cambodia in the 1970s. US and Cambodian forces are all covered, including Special Operations, and the course of the war is summarised. Uniforms are shown in full illustrated detail. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • French Foreign Legion 1872-1914by Martin Windrow; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    This volume covers the classic 'Beau Geste' period, of the French Foreign Legion when the corps was expanded during the most dynamic years of French imperial expansion. Legion battalions fought in the deserts and mountains of southern Algeria and Morocco, as well as in the jungles of North Vietnam, West Africa and Madagascar. Their varied uniforms... more...

  • US Armed Forces in China 1856-1941by John Langellier; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    This volume reveals the little-known story of the 90-year presence of American forces in China until the fall of Peking in 1941. Included is coverage of the first operations on the Pearl River in 1856 as well as US involvement in the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. As China entered a chaotic period in her history, known as the years of the "Warlords," American... more...

  • The US Army in World War II (1)by Mark Henry; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    When World War II broke out in September 1939 the US Army ? starved of resources since 1919 ? numbered just 174,000 men. By VJ-Day, 2 September 1945, a total of 8.3 million had served in an army which had risen to a stable strength of 91 divisions. The Army's contribution to the war against Japan ? 20 divisions and numerous smaller units ? has tended... more...

  • The Australian Army in World War Iby Robert Fleming; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Australian contribution to the Allied war effort during World War I is worthy of celebration. Some 400,000 Australians volunteered for active duty, an astonishing 13 per cent of the entire (white) male population, a number so great that the Australian government was never forced to rely on conscription. Casualties were an astonishing 52 per cent... more...

  • The US Army in World War II (3)by Mark Henry; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The GIs who struggled ashore through the surf of Omaha and Utah Beaches on 6 June 1944 were members of the best-equipped army ever assembled up to that date. It was in the NW Europe campaign of June 1944-May 1945 of World War II that the US Army was finally able to show its full potential for fluent mechanised warfare. This title describes both combat... more...

  • German Special Forces of World War IIby Gordon Williamson; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of the troops that made up Germany's elite special forces of World War II (1939-1945). Such forces included the legenday Skorzeny Commandos who carried out such audacious tasks as the glider-borne rescue of Mussolini, and the kidnapping of the son of the Hungarian regent, Admiral Horthy. This book also includes details of lesser-known... more...