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  • World War II Desert Tacticsby Paddy Griffith; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    From 1940 to 1943 North Africa saw the first major desert campaign by modern mechanised armies. The British, Italians, German Afrika Korps and US Army all addressed and learned from the special problems - human, logistical, mechanical and tactical - of the desert environment, most significantly fighting in a terrain empty of resources and offering... more...

  • The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945by Darren Fa; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    Gibraltar, located at the meeting points of Europe and Africa, preserves within its fortifications a rich testament to human conflict spanning 600 years. In 1068 the ruling Spanish Muslims built a large fort there. Between 1309 and 1374 Gibraltar underwent a period of intensive building and fortification, and following the Spanish reconquest of 1462... more...

  • The Forts of Judaea 168 BC-AD 73by Samuel Rocca; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    This book analyzes the fortifications of Hasmonaean and Herodian Judaea from the middle of the second century BC, when the Maccabees rebelled against their Seleucids overlords and established an independent state, until the end of the Jewish-Roman War in AD 73. more...

  • English Castles 1200-1300by Christopher Gravett; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century led to further developments in castle architecture. These fortifications were to be well tested throughout the course of the 13th century as... more...

  • Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191-1571by David Nicolle; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The castles built by the Crusaders, Hospitallers, Venetians and Genoese in Cyprus, Greece, the Aegean, and on the Black Sea served to defend against a complex array of constantly changing threats: Mamluks, Catalan mercenaries, Ottoman Turks, Byzantines, independent Islamic states, Timur-i-Lenk, and widespread piracy, to name but few. The resulting... more...

  • Lincoln's 90-Day Volunteers 1861by Ron Field; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    When the Civil War broke out the US Army had only some 16,000 men, most of them scattered far from Washington, and President Lincoln''s call for volunteers to defend the Union optimistically set their initial term of service at only three months. After maneuvering in the Shenandoah Valley and in eastern Virginia, it was these hastily created and poorly... more...

  • The Führer's Headquarters: Hitler's command bunkers 1939-45by Neil Short; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The 100th title in the Fortress series, this book describes and examines the Fôhrerhauptquartiere - the range of headquarters built for Hitler, including a specially armoured train. Revealing their locations and how they were used to direct the Nazi war apparatus, this is a fascinating insight into a range of historical sites across then-occupied... more...

  • The Stalin and Molotov Linesby Neil Short; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    In the years following the Civil War, plans were drawn up to build a major set of fortifications along the Russian western border. Work began in 1926, leading to a front that stretched over 2000km from the Baltic to the Black Sea. By the time of the outbreak of World War II, the defences of the Stalin Line, as it was known, were largely complete -... more...

  • Guilford Courthouse 1781by Angus Konstam; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    By the Spring of 1781, the American Revolutionary War had dragged on for almost six years and the outcome still hung in the balance. When the British commander Lord Cornwallis launched his invasion of North Carolina in early 1781, his objective was to destroy General Nathaniel Greene's American army. At Guilford Courthouse on 15 March 1781 the two... more...

  • Walther Modelby Robert Forczyk; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 9.95

    This volume details the military career and accomplishments of Walther Model, the youngest Generalfeldmarschall in the Wehrmacht in World War II and Hitler's favourite commander. Model was a tough and tenacious commander, particularly when on the defensive, and his career rise was virtually unprecedented in German military history. Model really... more...