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  • Mathematics Made Easyby Trevor Johnson; Hugh Neil

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 9.58

    Want to know about mathematics but short of time and unsure where to begin? Get a kickstart with this little book which will give you just enough to get you going... more...

  • Fort Eben Emaelby Simon Dunstan; Hugh Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    At the outbreak of World War II, Fort Eben Emael in Belgium was the strongest fortress in the world, and it lay exactly across the German invasion route of Belgium and France. The fort's elimination was essential for the success of Hitler's invasion of the West. Deemed impregnable to conventional attack, Hitler himself suggested the means for its capture... more...

  • D-Day Fortifications in Normandyby Steven J Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late 1943, he began a program to enhance fortifications along the Normandy coast as he believed that any Allied assault had to be stopped on the invasion... more...

  • M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941?45by Steven J. Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    The highly successful 'stop-gap' M3 medium tank was designed in 1941, and as adequate turret casting facilities were not yet ready, the M3 used an unusual armament configuration patterned after a French tank. British lend-lease demands led to the design of a second turret type with the US version called the Lee and the British version the Grant. It... more...

  • D-Day Fortifications in Normandyby Steven J. Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.99

    German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late 1943, he began a program to enhance fortifications along the Normandy coast as he believed that any Allied assault had to be stopped on the invasion... more...

  • HMMWV Humvee 1980?2005by Steven J. Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    The HMMWV, better known as the Humvee or Hummer, has set the world standard for army tactical vehicles since its introduction into the US Army in the 1980s. Designed to be the successor to the jeep of World War II with a greater load-bearing capacity, the Humvee has proven to be adaptable to a wide range of roles, including weapons carrier, missile... more...

  • Vietnam Riverine Craft 1962?75by Gordon L. Rottman; Hugh Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    In 1965 the military situation in the Mekong River Delta of southern Vietnam had deteriorated to such a degree that the decision was made to commit a joint US Army and Navy Mobile Riverine Force to the area. This force was unique in its composition, mission, and the means by which it operated ? riverine craft. Comprising the Army's 2d Brigade, 9th... more...

  • German V-Weapon Sites 1943?45by Steven J. Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Designed to change the course of the war, the V weapons required ambitious plans to defend their expensive and complicated launch sites. Steven J Zaloga describes the configuration and planned deployment of heavy missile sites, as well as the unique Allied tactics developed to counter this threat, including a remote-control version of the B-17 bomber.... more...

  • Stryker Combat Vehiclesby Gordon L. Rottman; Hugh Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    The eight-wheeled (8x8) Stryker combat light armored vehicle was adopted by the US Army in 2002 to provide a comparatively rapidly deployable contingency force with armor protection, tactical mobility, and heavy firepower, as well as advanced command, control communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.... more...

  • Jeeps 1941?45by Steven J. Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military... more...