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  • Polish Armies of the Partitions 1771-94by Vincent Rospond; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 17.95

    The tragic national epic of Polish history began in these late 18th-century wars. Under Poland?s Saxon monarchy, Russia and Prussia constantly meddled in the affairs of the Kingdom. In 1768 a civil war broke out between pro-Russian ?Commonwealth? Poles and ?Confederate? patriots who opposed foreign intervention; Russia intervened directly, and... more...

  • Afrikakorps Soldier 1941-43by Pier Battistelli; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    This book explores the experiences of the German Afrika Korps soldier during the North Africa campaign of World War II (1939-1945), from the Korps' arrival in the North African theater in February 1941 to its eventual surrender in Tunisia in May 1943, with a particular focus on the intense period of warfare in the Western Desert between 1941 and 1942.... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    Between 1845 and 1872, various groups of Maori - the Polynesian people who had inhabited New Zealand since medieval times - were involved in a series of wars of resistance against British settlers, which in many ways mirrored the American Indian Wars. Like some Native Americans, the Maori had a fierce and long-established warrior tradition (epitomized... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    In the late 19th century, the new nation-state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbors in creating an international empire. Italy's eyes turned towards Africa as a source of potential colonies. Most of the continent had already been carved up between the Great Powers but Italy succeeded in securing a foothold in Eritrea on the Red Sea coast,... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of the African Americans' involvement in World War II (1939-1945). Despite the contribution of black units to the American Expeditionary Force in World War I (1914-1918), and the commissioning of hundreds of black officers to lead them, the small interwar US Army continued to regard them as unsuited to both leadership roles and handling... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's examination of the Native Americans' participation in World War II (1939-1945). 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 US again came to employ this subtle, but powerful "weapon."... more...

  • Warrior Peoples of East Africa 1840-1900by C.J. Peers; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    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...

  • Finland at War 1939-45by Philip Jowett; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In the face of Soviet invasion in 1939?40, and once again in 1941?44, the armies raised by Finland ? a tiny nation of only 4 million people - astonished the world by their effective resistance. At the end of both these campaigns ? the Winter War, and the Continuation War ? the fiercely patriotic defiance of vastly stronger Soviet forces by Marshal... more...

  • The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935-36by David Nicolle; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Second Italo?Abyssinian War began in October 1935, when Mussolini ordered the invasion of Ethiopia from Italian-held Eritrea and Somaliland, thinking that he would easily crush an ill-prepared and badly equipped enemy. The Italians, in the face of widespread condemnation from the League of Nations, spread terror and destruction through their indiscriminate... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    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...