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  • US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnamby Gordon Rottman; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of the Military Assistance Command of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). In 1964 Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, activated a joint unconventional task force known as the Studies and Observation Group--MACV-SOG. As a cover its mission was to conduct analysis of lessons learned in combat involved all branches of service. SOG's real mission... more...

  • US Field Artillery of World War IIby Steven Zaloga; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Determined to learn from the lessons of World War I where it was unprepared and heavily reliant on British and French guns, the US Army developed a whole new generation of field artillery weapons and tactics during the 1930s. Consequently, in World War II it was the clear leader in field artillery. Providing a thorough examination of the many critical... more...

  • Tunnel Rat in Vietnamby Gordon Rottman; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In 1965, soon after the first US combat troops had arrived in Vietnam, it was realized that in some areas the Viet Cong had developed vast tunnel complexes in which to hide from the enemy. It was long known that such complexes existed, but it was not realized just how extensive they were in some areas, how important they were to the Viet Cong, and... more...

  • British Artillery 1914-19by Dale Clarke; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In 1914 the artillery of Britain's 'Field Army' encompassed those weapons judged to have sufficient mobility to keep up with troops in the field. This book describes all major variants, from the 60-pdr guns of the heavy field batteries, perched somewhat uncomfortably on the cusp between field artillery and siege artillery, to the 2.75in. guns of the... more...

  • Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BCby Konstantin Nossov; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Sandwiched between the heart of ancient Greece and the lands of Persia, the Greek cities of Western Anatolia were the spark that ignited some of the most iconic conflicts of the ancient world. Fought over repeatedly in the 5th century BC, their conquest by the Persians provided a casus belli for Alexander the Great to cross the Hellespont in 334 BC... more...

  • Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700 BCby Konstantin Nossov; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In the second half of the third millennium BC the Indo-European tribe known as the Hittites migrated and settled in Central Anatolia, at that time a land of small city-states whose rulers lived in fortresses. These fortifications enabled the Hittites to transform themselves into a Bronze Age super-power defeating the Egyptians at Kadesh in c.1274 BC.... more...

  • Indian Castles 1206-1526by Konstantin Nossov; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    From the beginning of the 11th century onwards, the constant sate of war amongst the various Indian kingdoms left them open to outside attack, and Muslim Turkic tribesmen began to pour over the north-west border from modern-day Afghanistan. These raiders consolidated their successes and by 1206 a Muslim state, the Sultanate of Delhi, had been founded,... more...

  • The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522by Konstantin Nossov; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of these fascinating fortifications, as well as the sieges that... more...

  • The Fortifications of Verdun 1874-1917by Clayton Donnell; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The ring of fortifications protecting the city of Verdun on the Meuse River would become critical in the infamous battle of World War I. This book examines these fortifications, including the famous forts of Douaumont and Vaux that saw some of the fiercest fighting during the battle. more...

  • US Anti-tank Artillery 1941-45by Steven Zaloga; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The US Army's development of the 37mm anti-tank gun began in response to needs identified during the Spanish Civil War. By the time it entered service in Tunisia in 1943, the gun was already obsolete, and the US began the licensed manufacture of the British 6-pdr in the hope of finding a quick solution to its artillery requirements. This in turn proved... more...