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  • British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In August 1917, at the height of the First World War, a small biplane landed on the makeshift flight deck of HMS Furious - the first ever carrier landing in aviation history. This small act ushered in a new era. Two decades later, when Britain stood on the brink of another World War, the Royal Navy had a small fleet of aircraft carriers, with several... more...

  • Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    From the end of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th, most Western powers maintained a naval presence in China. These gunboats protected traders and missionaries, safeguarded national interests, and patrolled Chinese rivers in search of pirates. It was a wild, lawless time in China as ruthless warlords fought numerous small wars to increase... more...

  • Union River Ironclad 1861-65by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River, which was a vital strategic artery. In what would prove the vital naval campaign of the war, both sides fought for control of the river. While the Confederates relied on field fortifications and small gunboats, the Union built a series of revolutionary river... more...

  • Operation Cobra 1944by Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    One of the most decisive months of World War II (1939-1945) was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944. After the success of the D-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy. On 25 July General Bradley launched Operation Cobra to break the deadlock. US forces punched a hole in the German frontline... more...

  • British Submarines 1939-45by Innes McCartney; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The submarine was as formidable a weapon for the Royal Navy in World War II as for the other main combatant nations. The first half of this book explores the conception, design, development and subesequent evolution of the three major classes: the "S", "T", and "U". The "S" Class submarine was originally conceived in the 1920s, specifically for deployment... more...

  • British Submarines of World War Iby Innes McCartney; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    As the major powers engaged in an arms race in the early years of the 20th century, the Admiralty was tasked with developing that deadly stalker of the high seas - the submarine. In 1905, briefed with creating a vessel that could be employed on an enemy's coastline, the Admiralty took several technological leaps forward to match Germany's own revolutionary... more...

  • Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and suitable vessels. The creation of a... more...

  • British Airships 1905-30by Ian Castle; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    At a time when German U-Boats were ruthlessly attacking the maritime convoys engaged in bringing essential supplies to British shores, British airships played a vital role in neutralizing this danger and were crucial in enabling Britain to eventually emerge victorious. In 1907 the British Army built the military's first airship, and at the outbreak... more...

  • Lorraine 1944by Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's examination of the confrontation between the US Army and German forces in Lorraine during World War II (1939-1945). In the wake of the defeat in Normandy in the summer of 1944, Hitler planned to stymie the Allied advance by cutting off Patton's Third Army in the Lorraine with a great Panzer offensive. But Patton's aggressive tactics continued... more...

  • Armored Trainsby Steven Zaloga; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    First seen during the American Civil War and later appearing in the Franco-Prussian War and the Anglo-Boer Wars, the armored train came to prominence on the Eastern Front during World War I. It was also deployed during the Russian Civil War and the technology traveled east into the Chinese Civil War, and the subsequent war with Japan. It saw service... more...