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  • St Nazaire 1942by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    The raid on the port of St Nazaire in March 1942 by a sea-borne task force from British Combined Operations remains one of the most daring actions of World War II (1939-1945). The port lies at the mouth of the River Loire and in 1942, as well as a U-Boat base, contained the massive 'Normandie' dock, the only facility on the Atlantic coast large enough... more...

  • D-Day 1944 (3)by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    The third title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). At 0016hrs on 6 June 1944 a Horsa glider ground to a halt a mere 60 yards from the Orne Canal bridge at Bénouville in Normandy. A small group of British paratroopers burst from it and stormed the bridge within minutes. The Allied liberation of Nazi-occupied Europe... more...

  • The Rhine Crossings 1945by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    'The last great heave of war,' according to Churchill, took place with the crossing of the Rhine in 1945. No invading army had crossed this great river since Napoleon's in 1805, and the task fell to Field Marshal Montgomery's 21st Army Group. Opposing them were the forces of a failing fascist regime, including battalions of old men and boys, strengthened... more...

  • Panther vs Shermanby Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49

    In this book Steven J Zaloga offers a fascinating comparison of the combat performance of the two most important tanks involved in the crucial fighting of 1944, the Sherman and the Panther. Examining the design and development of both tanks, Zaloga notes the obvious superiority that the Panther had over the Sherman and how the highly engineered German... more...

  • Sicily 1943by Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 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...

  • Crete 1941by Peter Antill; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's study of Operation Mercury, the German airborne assault on the island of Crete in May 1941 during World War II (1939-1945), which was the first strategic use of airborne forces in history. The assault began on 20 May, with landings near the island?s key airports, and reinforcements the next day allowed the German forces to capture one end... more...

  • Saipan & Tinian 1944by Gordon Rottman; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The 1944 invasion of Saipan was the first two-division amphibious assault conducted by US forces in World War II (1939-1945). 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... more...

  • Guam 1941 & 1944by Gordon Rottman; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 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 week... more...

  • Peleliu 1944by Gordon Rottman; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Equalling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu has long been regarded as the Pacific War?s ?forgotten battle?, and perhaps one that should never have been fought. A massive carrier-based attack some weeks before the invasion destroyed all aircraft and shipping in the area and virtually isolated the Japanese... more...

  • The Marshall Islands 1944by Gordon Rottman; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    Following the capture of Tarawa in November 1943 during World War II (1939-1945), 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... more...