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  • World War II Glider Assault Tacticsby Gordon Rottman; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    From Eben Emael to Crete, Sicily, Market Garden, the Rhine, and Burma, glider-borne paratroopers brought extra firepower to bear using techniques that helicopter troops adapted for modern air cavalry techniques. This book explains the development and organization of World War II glider troops, their mounts, and the air squadrons formed to tow them;... more...

  • Korean War Order of Battleby Gordon Rottman

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 120.00

    Provides information on both Western and North Korean, Communist Chinese, and USSR combat units and major commands. more...

  • FUBAR F***ed Up Beyond All Recognitionby Gordon Rottman

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    Humorous, sarcastic, sober, pessimistic, fatalistic, defiant or defeatist, slang is an important part of every soldier's vocabulary. Much of the slang of World War II was handed down from World War I and earlier conflicts. These words were so ingrained into the soldier's vocabulary that their use was continued by a new generation of soldiers and by... more...

  • Special Forces Camps in Vietnam 1961-70by Gordon Rottman

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    In 1961 US Special Forces units began entering remote areas of Vietnam dominated by the Viet Cong. Their task was to organize local defense and strike forces aimed at stopping the enemy from gaining further control of such areas. The Green Berets set up fortified camps from which indigenous troops defended local villages and attacked and harassed the... more...

  • US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater, 1943-45by Gordon Rottman

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    The two major Army units that operated in the Pacific ? the 11th Airborne Division and the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) launched small-scale operations on extremely difficult, if not, outright dangerous, terrain, while also conducting amphibious assaults, fighting on jungled hills, swamps and mud. The two units were very different,... more...

  • US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1943-44by Gordon Rottman

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    By January 1944 the US Marine Corps had grown to a total of 405,169 personnel, comprising 28,193 officers, 10,723 officer candidates, and 366,353 enlisted men. The Fleet Marine Force now had two amphibious corps, four divisions, a separate infantry regiment, 19 defense battalions, and numerous support and service units. Following on from Battle Orders... more...

  • The US Army in the Vietnam War 1965-73by Gordon Rottman

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    This book provides detailed information about how US Army units were organised and operated in America's longest war. Vietnam Special Forces veteran Gordon L Rottman examines the different types of infantry battalions and the units that supported them, their training and organisation down to platoon level. Aspects of the US Army's conventional... more...

  • US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1944-45by Gordon Rottman

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    In late1944 the US Marine Corps prepared for the toughest battles of the war. It had grown to 35,598 officers, 5,384 officer candidates, and 366,353 enlisted Marines, totaling 431,573 personnel, and now comprised of two amphibious corps, six divisions, 26 non-divisional artillery battalions, and numerous support and service units. Following on from... more...

  • US Airborne Units in the Pacific Theater 1942-45by Gordon Rottman

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The US airborne units serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II are considered to be among the best-trained and effective forces in the war. Deployed in fewer numbers than was the case across Europe, parachute units such as the famed 11th Airborne Division and the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment operated in harsh terrain, over long distances... more...

  • US Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations 1941-43by Gordon Rottman

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The outbreak of World War II set in motion a massive expansion of the United States Marine Corps, leading to a 24-fold increase in size by August 1945. This book is the first of several volumes to examine the Corps's meteoric wartime expansion and the evolution of its units. It covers the immediate pre-war period, the rush to deploy defense forces... more...