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  • Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleshipby Robert Forczyk; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signaled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major power. Watched keenly by the world's superpowers, this brutal naval clash was disastrous for the Russians who, despite their superior numbers, were defeated by the Japanese in spectacular fashion. But not only was the Russo-Japanese... more...

  • Battle of the Bulge 1944 (1)by Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Battle of the Bulge was the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II. The Ardennes fighting was Hitler's last gamble on the Western Front, crippling the Wehrmacht for the remainder of the war. In the first of two volumes on the Ardennes campaign Steven Zaloga details the fighting in the northern sector around St Vith... more...

  • Saipan & Tinian 1944by Gordon Rottman; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The 1944 invasion of Saipan was the first two-division amphibious assault conducted by US forces in World War II. Saipan and Tinian had been under Japanese control since 1914 and, heavily colonized, they were considered virtually part of the Empire. The struggle for Saipan and Tinian was characterized by the same bitter fighting that typified the... more...

  • Guam 1941 & 1944by Gordon Rottman; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The island of Guam was the first Allied territory lost to the Japanese onslaught in 1941. On 10 December 5,000 Japanese troops landed on Guam, defended by less than 500 US and Guamanian troops, the outcome was beyond doubt. On 21 July 1944 America returned. In a risky operation, the two US landing forces came ashore seven miles apart and it was a... more...

  • The Marshall Islands 1944by Gordon Rottman; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Following the capture of Tarawa in November 1943, American eyes turned to the Marshall Islands. These were the next vital stepping-stone across the Pacific towards Japan, and would bring the islands of Guam and Saipan within the reach of US forces. In their first amphibious attack, the new 4th Marine Division landed on Roi and Namur islands on 1 February... more...

  • The Naval Battles for Guadalcanal 1942by Mark Stille; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The battle for Guadalcanal that lasted from August 1942 to February 1943 was the first major American counteroffensive against the Japanese in the Pacific. The battle of Savo Island on the night of 9 August 1942, saw the Japanese inflict a sever defeat on the Allied force, driving them away from Guadalcanal and leaving the just-landed marines in a... more...

  • The Yom Kippur War 1973 (1)by Simon Dunstan; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    At 1345hrs on 6 October 1973, Israeli spotters in the observation post atop Mount Hermon saw Syrian gunners below them removing the camouflage nets from their guns. Ten minutes later shells began to rain down on Israeli positions all along the Golan Heights - The Yom Kippur War had begun. The shock Syrian attack caught the Israelis by surprise and... more...

  • US Army Tank Crewmen 1941-45by Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Revealing what it was like to live and fight in a medium tank this book is structured around the career of a single tanker from 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. The focus is largely on the crew of an M4 Sherman, though light tank service is also studied. Tank operation required a well- trained and well-coordinated crew. The crew positions... more...

  • Operation Neptune 1944by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95

    The story of Operation Neptune was, of course, more than just a tale of planning, building and logistics. It had action a-plenty and the emotive tales of bravery, ingenuity and determination by the crews of the ships involved brought credit to the naval traditions of the Allied nations. Battleships, cruisers and destroyers bombarded enemy positions;... more...

  • US Army Soldierby Kenneth Estes; Howard Gerrard

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    In April 2003, after brief combat, Baghdad fell under US control and the Coalition Provisional Authority was formed to maintain order until a new Iraqi government became a reality. This book details the stabilization operations and the experiences of US Task Force 1st Armored Division (TF 1AD), whose soldiers lived and fought under extreme conditions... more...