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  • Modern African Wars (2)by Peter Abbott; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Portugal was both the first and the last of the great European colonial powers. For 500 years Portugal had colonies in Africa. In 1960, as liberation movements swept across colonial Africa, the Portuguese flag still flew over vast expanses of territory across the continent. The spread of decolonization and the establishment of independent states whose... more...

  • Afrikakorps 1941-43by Gordon Williamson; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of the German Afrikakorps of World War II (1939-1945). The campaign in North Africa between September 1940 and May 1943 holds not only an enduring fascination for postwar generations; but also a perhaps unique degree of nostalgia for some surviving participants. The campaign was no less costly in terms of human lives and material than... more...

  • German Military Police Units 1939-45by Gordon Williamson; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The military policeman must be one of the least appreciated yet most indispensable military figures in modern history. In the mobile warfare of the 20th century no army could keep its vital supply routes open without the military policeman. This book documents the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the many and varied German military police units... more...

  • US Army Special Forces 1952-84by Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    From its very inception the United States Army Special Forces has been enmeshed in controversy, its mission misunderstood to varying degrees, and its very existence opposed by some of the Army hierarchy. Nevertheless it continues to serve in a highly specialised role in all manner of differing conditions. There can be few better qualified to chronicle... more...

  • Armies in Lebanon 1982-84by Sam Katz; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Lebanese Civil War of 1975-76 caused 80,000 dead and totally split the country along factional lines. An estimated 50 different militias came into existence, and acts of violence were both individual and collective. In the midst of this explosive atmosphere, cross-border conflict between Israel and Lebanon intensified, culminating in Operation... more...

  • Inside the US Armyby Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    When conscription was eliminated in the early 1970s, the US Army found itself with a very different kind of soldier. While the personality of the Army remained the same, the organization of its higher levels of command and combat formations, and the internal structure of its units underwent major changes under the 'Army of Excellence' program of the... more...

  • Warsaw Pact Ground Forcesby Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of the ground forces of the Cold War (1946-1991). While much has been published on the armed forces of the USSR during the 1980s, surprisingly little is available on the forces supplied by the other member nations of the Warsaw Pact. Rivalling the size of the United States Army, the combined ground forces of the six non-Soviet Warsaw... more...

  • US Army Rangers & LRRP Units 1942-87by Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Ranger - the very word conjures up visions of small, highly trained units executing lightning-fast raids on an unexpecting enemy. It is also synonymous with high esprit de corps and excellence at arms. The US Army Rangers provide units of well-disciplined soldiers who possess the knowledge and courage to operate on their own, deep behind enemy lines.... more...

  • Vietnam Airborneby Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's examination of airborne units of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The Airborne units that fought against the Viet Cong in Vietnam were a select brotherhood. Their ability to respond and move rapidly by air transport or helicopter, combined with their flexibility in ever-changing tactical situations, saved the day in many brutal fights in the jungles,... more...

  • Panama 1989-90by Gordon Rottman; Ronald Volstad

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    In December 1989 US Army forces, supported by the US Air Force and US Navy, participated in Operation 'Just Cause'--the invasion of Panama. A combination of airborne, helicopter and ground assaults quickly secured key objectives and eliminated organized resistance. Beginning with a brief history of US-Panama relations and the development of the Panamanian... more...