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  • Wolf Packby Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    Germany's World War II U-Boat fleet represented the elite of their naval personnel. In terms of technology, training, tactics and combat successes, the U-Boat Waffe was far superior to that of any other combatant nation. In this comprehensive book, the wartime development of the U-Boat is traced along with the experiences of typical U-Boat crewmen,... more...

  • U-boats vs Destroyer Escortsby Gordon Williamson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Winston Churchill claimed that the "U-boat peril" was the only thing that ever frightened him during World War II. A formidable foe, the U-boat was developed from a small coastal vessel into a state-of-the-art killer, successfully stalking the high seas picking off merchant convoy ships. It was not until the destroyer escort was introduced, alongside... more...

  • World War II German Police Unitsby Gordon Williamson; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    The wartime Police were headed by Himmler as chief of the SS; and throughout the occupied nations the regional SS commanders were specifically termed 'Higher SS and Police Leaders'. Hitler's police was not a single service, but a vast machinery which included many special categories ranging from conventional criminal detectives, and municipal and rural... more...

  • German Army Elite Units 1939-45by Gordon Williamson; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In World War II a number of German Army units and divisions were classed as élites, and were distinguished by special insignia of various kinds. For some this status was simply a matter of lineage - e.g. the Infantry Regiment 'List', which traced its identity to the Bavarian unit with which Hitler had served in World War I. Some, like the 'Grossdeutschland'... more...

  • World War II German Battle Insigniaby Gordon Williamson; Darko Pavlovic

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The remarkable war effort of the German armed forces on three fronts between 1939 and 1945 was recognised by a wider range of insignia than seen in the Allied armies. While the Wehrmacht displayed fewer unit insignia than the Allies, a glance at a German soldier's tunic could reveal much more about his actual combat experience. In this book an experienced... more...

  • U-boats of the Kaisers Navyby Gordon Williamson; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    As was the case in World War II, one of the greatest threats to Britain during World War I was the German U-boat menace. This book traces the development of the U-boat threat from the Brandtaucher, designed by Wilhelm Bauer, the father of the German submarine arm, in 1850, through to the commissioning of Germany's first U-boat to go into service, the... more...

  • The Waffen-SS (1)by Gordon Williamson; Stephen Andrew

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Despite being disdained by the German Army’s professional officer corps, the military branch of the Nazi SS security organisation grew from an initial strength of only a handful of battalions at the outbreak of World War II in 1939, to hundreds of thousands of troops in dozens of divisions. The battlefield reputation of the premier... more...

  • The Waffen-SS (4)by Gordon Williamson; Stephen Andrew

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In the last years of World War II, 1944–45, the Waffen-SS formed many nominal 'divisions' from a motley range of sources, whose battlefield value was as varied as their backgrounds. The best were built around existing Western European volunteer regiments; some, raised from Central Europeans and Russians, were strong in numbers but weak in morale;... more...

  • The Waffen-SS (3)by Gordon Williamson; Stephen Andrew

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Waffen-SS grew from a handful of obscure infantry battalions in 1939, to a force of more than 30 divisions by the end of World War II, including units of every type and every level of battlefield value. The mid-war divisions covered in this third title represent that range, from some of the most effective German and Western European volunteer formations... more...

  • The Waffen-SS (2)by Gordon Williamson; Stephen Andrew

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The military branch of the Nazi SS security organisation grew by the end of World War II (1939-1945) from a handful of poorly regarded infantry battalions in 1939, into a force of more than 30 divisions including units of every type. Their battlefield reputation varied widely, from the premier armoured divisions which formed Germany's utterly... more...