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  • The Russo-Turkish War 1877by Ian Drury; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    On 24 April 1877 Tsar Alexander II declared war on the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan had a battle-hardened army ready for war. For the Tsar, this was to be the first major conflict since the abolition of serfdom and the creation of a German-style military reserve system. Ian Drury details the campaigns fought in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, and the... more...

  • The New Zealand Wars 1820-72by Ian Knight; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    Between 1845 and 1872, various groups of Maori were involved in a series of wars of resistance against British settlers. The Maori had a fierce and long-established warrior tradition and subduing them took a lengthy British Army commitment, only surpassed in the Victorian period by that on the North-West Frontier of India. Warfare had been endemic... more...

  • Modern African Wars (4)by Peter Abbott; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 13.95

    In the 1970s, during the ruinous 30-year dictatorship of General Mobutu, periodic rebellions required the hasty insertion once again of Belgian and French paratroops to save European lives. From the mid-1990s the country split again, becoming the battleground for the largest African war in history, as armies and rebel groups from Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe,... more...

  • African American Troops in World War IIby Alexander Bielakowski; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    About half a million African Americans served overseas during World War II, almost all in segregated second-line units. This artificially limited their potential contribution, but their work especially along the logistic lifelines of the fighting divisions was vital. This book summarizes the service of these men and women; and it also focuses on the... more...

  • The New Zealand Wars 1820?72by Ian Knight; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Between 1845 and 1872, various groups of Maori were involved in a series of wars of resistance against British settlers. The Maori had a fierce and long-established warrior tradition and subduing them took a lengthy British Army commitment, only surpassed in the Victorian period by that on the North-West Frontier of India. Warfare had been endemic... more...

  • Armies of the Adowa Campaign 1896by Sean McLachlan; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    In the late 19th century, the new nation-state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbours in creating an international empire, and her eyes turned toward Africa as a source of potential colonies. Securing a foothold in Eritrea on the Red Sea coast, the Italians quickly became embroiled in a shooting war with the Ethiopians. The war proved a... more...

  • Native American Code Talker in World War IIby Ed Gilbert; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    'Were it not for the Navajo Code Talkers the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima and other places' (Anonymous, Marine Corps signal officer). Ed Gilbert uses personal interviews with veterans to tell their fascinating story. Beginning with the first operational use of Native American languages in World War I, he explores how in World War II the... more...

  • Modern African Wars (4)by Peter Abbott; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    In the 1970s, during the ruinous 30-year dictatorship of General Mobutu, periodic rebellions required the hasty insertion once again of Belgian and French paratroops to save European lives. From the mid-1990s the country split again, becoming the battleground for the largest African war in history, as armies and rebel groups from Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe,... more...

  • Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840?1900by CJ Peers; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Less well known than the Zulu of South Africa, the warriors of East Africa had just as fearsome a reputation. This fascinating study, illustrated with rare early drawings and meticulous colour plates, covers six of most prominent tribes. The prowess of the lion-hunting Masai deterred all foreign penetration for most of the 19th century; the Ngoni,... more...

  • US Cavalryman 1891?1920by Alexander Bielakowski; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Following the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890, the US Cavalry were called into action again with the declaration of war against Spain in 1898. In the years that followed, cavalrymen saw action in a wide variety of theaters. This title takes a close look at the formation and experiences of the average cavalryman in this fascinating period of change and... more...