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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 armoured and mechanised... 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; some... 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 reliable... more...