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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Liberation of Paris 1944by Steven J Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    In July 1944, Operation Cobra broke the stalemate in Normandy and sent the Allies racing across France. The Allied commanders had ignored Paris in their planning for this campaign, considering that the risk of intense street fighting and heavy casualties outweighed the city's strategic importance. However, Charles de Gaulle persuaded the Allied commanders... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sicily 1943by Steven J Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Not only did the Sicily operation represent a watershed in tactical development of combined arms tactics, it was also an important test for future Allied joint operations. Senior British commanders left the North African theater with a jaundiced and dismissive view of the combat capabilities of the inexperienced US Army after the debacle at Kasserine... 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...