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  • St Nazaire 1942by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    The raid on the port of St Nazaire in March 1942 by a sea-borne task force from British Combined Operations remains one of the most daring actions of World War II (1939-1945). The port lies at the mouth of the River Loire and in 1942, as well as a U-Boat base, contained the massive 'Normandie' dock, the only facility on the Atlantic coast large enough... more...

  • D-Day 1944 (3)by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    The third title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). At 0016hrs on 6 June 1944 a Horsa glider ground to a halt a mere 60 yards from the Orne Canal bridge at Bénouville in Normandy. A small group of British paratroopers burst from it and stormed the bridge within minutes. The Allied liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe... more...

  • The Rhine Crossings 1945by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    'The last great heave of war,' according to Churchill, took place with the crossing of the Rhine in 1945. No invading army had crossed this great river since Napoleon's in 1805, and the task fell to Field Marshal Montgomery's 21st Army Group. Opposing them were the forces of a failing fascist regime, including battalions of old men and boys, strengthened... more...

  • Panther vs Shermanby Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49

    In this book Steven J Zaloga offers a fascinating comparison of the combat performance of the two most important tanks involved in the crucial fighting of 1944, the Sherman and the Panther. Examining the design and development of both tanks, Zaloga notes the obvious superiority that the Panther had over the Sherman and how the highly engineered German... more...

  • Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Daggerby Leroy Thompson; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Fairbairn-Sykes Commando dagger has become iconic as the most widely recognized fighting knife in the world. The origins of the dagger can be traced to Shanghai in the 1930s where W. E. Fairbairn and US Marine officers including Sam Yeaton carried out experiments in developing what they considered the perfect knife for close combat. When Fairbairn... more...

  • St Mihiel 1918by David Bonk; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    The St Mihiel salient had been formed in 1914 as the Germans drove towards Paris at the beginning of World War I (1914-1918). The French had attempted to recapture it in 1915 without success and in 1916 the Germans used the area as a base to attack Verdun. The bitter battle for Verdun had cost hundreds of thousands of German and French casualties.... more...

  • Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironcladby Ron Field; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Ironclad was a revolutionary weapon of war. Although iron was used for protection in the Far East during the 16th century, it was the 19th century and the American Civil War that heralded the first modern armored self-propelled warships. With the parallel pressures of civil war and the industrial revolution, technology advanced at a breakneck speed.... more...

  • Rangers Lead the Way: Pointe-du-Hoc D-Day 1944by Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    In the early hours of D-Day, 1944, a group from the US Army 2nd Rangers Battalion were sent on one of the legendary raids of World War II. The mission was to scale the cliffs overlooking Omaha beach and assault the German coastal artillery at Pointe-du-Hoc. It was thought that only a raid could ensure that the guns would remain silent during the... more...

  • The Cockleshell Raid: Bordeaux 1942by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    On the night of December 7, 1942, five canoes were launched off the mouth of the Gironde river, each containing a pair of British commandoes tasked with slipping into the port of Bordeaux and destroying as many of the merchant ships as possible. Only two of the canoes made it to the target, but it was enough. Five enemy ships were badly damaged... more...

  • US Army Soldierby Kenneth Estes; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Osprey's survey of US Army soldiers' participation in the war in Iraq. In April 2003, after a month of heavy bombardment, Baghdad fell under coalition forces' control. The forces established the Coalition Provisional Authority and in the heart of the city, an 8km square mile "Green Zone" was formed to maintain order until the new Iraqi government became... more...