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  • Russia's War in Afghanistanby David Isby; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    Text by David Isby. Colour plates by Ron Volstad. This book examines Soviet forces in Afghanistan. The origins and conduct of the war and the operational organisation of Soviet forces are discussed. Afghan resistance and weaponry is also examined. A comprehensive study of both sides in the Afghan war. more...

  • American Civil War Armies (3)by Philip Katcher; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    At the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865), with two million men under arms, a US Army that in pre-war days had depended upon a minute number of technical troops now required virtually an army of specialists alone. Special sharpshooters were recruited for skirmishing duty; men whose wounds would have led to their discharge in the past now found... more...

  • Modern African Wars (2)by Peter Abbott; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Portugal was both the first and the last of the great European colonial powers. For 500 years Portugal had colonies in Africa. In 1960, as liberation movements swept across colonial Africa, the Portuguese flag still flew over vast expanses of territory across the continent. The spread of decolonization and the establishment of independent states whose... more...

  • American Civil War Armies (4)by Philip Katcher; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    "The War between the States" is the term used for the American Civil War (1861-1865)throughout much of the South even today. Many on both sides ? not just the South ? felt that they were serving their states as much, if not more, than their central governments. Many of the states agreed; the state governments raising their own units, commissioning... more...

  • German Combat Equipments 1939-45by Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The field equipment of the German Army in World War II was closely related to that used throughout World War I and earlier, yet it was of relatively light weight, ruggedly constructed, well designed, functional, and generally of a high quality, though this deteriorated in the later war years. A high degree of design standardisation was maintained in... more...

  • Afrikakorps 1941-43by Gordon Williamson; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of the German Afrikakorps of World War II (1939-1945). The campaign in North Africa between September 1940 and May 1943 holds not only an enduring fascination for postwar generations; but also a perhaps unique degree of nostalgia for some surviving participants. The campaign was no less costly in terms of human lives and material than... more...

  • German Military Police Units 1939-45by Gordon Williamson; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The military policeman must be one of the least appreciated yet most indispensable military figures in modern history. In the mobile warfare of the 20th century no army could keep its vital supply routes open without the military policeman. This book documents the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the many and varied German military police units... more...

  • US Army Special Forces 1952-84by Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    From its very inception the United States Army Special Forces has been enmeshed in controversy, its mission misunderstood to varying degrees, and its very existence opposed by some of the Army hierarchy. Nevertheless it continues to serve in a highly specialised role in all manner of differing conditions. There can be few better qualified to chronicle... more...

  • Armies in Lebanon 1982-84by Sam Katz; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Lebanese Civil War of 1975-76 caused 80,000 dead and totally split the country along factional lines. An estimated 50 different militias came into existence, and acts of violence were both individual and collective. In the midst of this explosive atmosphere, cross-border conflict between Israel and Lebanon intensified, culminating in Operation... more...