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

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    Between 1845 and 1872, various groups of Maori were involved in a series of wars of resistance against British settlers. The Maori had a fierce and long-established warrior tradition and subduing them took a lengthy British Army commitment, only surpassed in the Victorian period by that on the North-West Frontier of India. Warfare had been endemic... more...

  • Modern African Wars (4)by Peter Abbott; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 13.95

    In the 1970s, during the ruinous 30-year dictatorship of General Mobutu, periodic rebellions required the hasty insertion once again of Belgian and French paratroops to save European lives. From the mid-1990s the country split again, becoming the battleground for the largest African war in history, as armies and rebel groups from Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe,... more...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    Between 1845 and 1872, various groups of Maori were involved in a series of wars of resistance against British settlers. The Maori had a fierce and long-established warrior tradition and subduing them took a lengthy British Army commitment, only surpassed in the Victorian period by that on the North-West Frontier of India. Warfare had been endemic... more...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 10.99

    In the late 19th century, the new nation-state of Italy was eager to join her European neighbours in creating an international empire, and her eyes turned toward Africa as a source of potential colonies. Securing a foothold in Eritrea on the Red Sea coast, the Italians quickly became embroiled in a shooting war with the Ethiopians. The war proved a... more...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    'Were it not for the Navajo Code Talkers the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima and other places' (Anonymous, Marine Corps signal officer). 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... more...

  • Modern African Wars (4)by Peter Abbott; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    In the 1970s, during the ruinous 30-year dictatorship of General Mobutu, periodic rebellions required the hasty insertion once again of Belgian and French paratroops to save European lives. From the mid-1990s the country split again, becoming the battleground for the largest African war in history, as armies and rebel groups from Rwanda, Angola, Zimbabwe,... more...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    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...

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

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    In October 1935 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 use of air power and poison gas... more...

  • The Italian Army of World War Iby David Nicolle; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    The dilemma of the young Italian kingdom and the experience of her army in the Great War were unique among the combatant nations. Late to enter the war against the Central Powers, she faced a massively defended Austro-Hungarian front in the north, including strong mountain features, as well as distractions in the Balkans and a simultaneous rebellion... more...

  • Modern African Wars (5)by Philip Jowett; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    With decades of research to draw from Philip Jowett explores this extraordinary David-and-Goliath conflict, where the rag-tag Igbo tribal army of secessionist Biafra faced off against the Nigerian Federal forces. It was an African war that captured the attention of the western media, with individual commanders such as Biafran leader Colonel Ojukwu... more...