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  • The Colt 1911 Pistolby Leroy Thompson; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    First used in combat during the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and then extensively during both World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945), the Colt Government Model (1911) pistol remained the standard issue handgun in the US armed forces for nearly 80 years and has continued in service with some units to this day. In fact, the M1911 has... more...

  • Caught in the Crossfireby Matina Jewell

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 27.26

    This is a story of idealism and heroism; of romance and terrifying drama. more...

  • Jewish Brigadeby Morris Beckman

    The History Press 2010; US$ 18.94

    A brigade was formed in 1944 as part of the British Army and fought with distinction in Italy. It was the first all Jewish 'army', and knowledge of its existence and its role in defeating the Nazis gave an immense boost to Jews everywhere. After the war the brigade helped Jewish refugees beat the British blockade of Palestine. more...

  • The Cameroniansby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 17.68

    In May 1968, as part of cutbacks to the British Army, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) was disbanded at a moving ceremony held at the same spot in Douglas in Lanarkshire at which it had been raised in 1689. And yet, although the regiment is no more, its place in history is unassailable. The ceremony embraced the history of one regiment, The Cameronians,... more...

  • The King's Own Scottish Borderersby Trevor Royle

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 17.68

    The King's Own Scottish Borderers is one of only two Scottish regiments never to have been amalgamated until it joined forces with The Royal Scots to form the 1st battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland in 2006. It is also unusual in that it lost its Scottish status between 1782 and 1887 when it served as the 25th (Sussex) Regiment of Foot. ... more...

  • The Angel of Groznyby Asne Seierstad; Nadia Christensen

    Little, Brown Book Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    In the early hours of New Year?s Eve, 1994, Russian troops invaded the Republic of Chechnya, plunging the country into a prolonged and bloody conflict that continues to this day. Åsne Seierstad was a foreign correspondent in Moscow at the time, and travelled regularly to Chechnya to report on the war, describing its effects on those trying to live... more...

  • Scottish Military Disastersby Paul Cowan

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    Scotland's reputation as a nation proud of its military history betrays the fact that the past is littered with catastrophes and failures. From the time of the Roman invasions until the Korean War, Scotland's military history is testament to the fact that victories are always talked up and recorded, but disasters are quietly forgotten. In all some... more...

  • Warriors of Medieval Japanby Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Combines material previously published as Warrior 29: Ashigaru 1467-1649, Warrior 64: Ninja AD 1460-1650, Warrior 70: Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603, with a new section on Samurai, new images, and a new introduction and conclusion. The samurai remain the best known warriors of medieval Japan, but they were by no means the only fighting elite. There... more...

  • Samurai - The World of the Warriorby Stephen Turnbull

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    The world of the samurai - the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan - has for too long been associated solely with military history and has remained a mystery to the general reader. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull, the world's leading authority on the samurai, goes beyond the battlefield to paint a picture of the samurai as they really... more...

  • Sniperby Martin Pegler

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 7.95

    Following on from the success of Out of Nowhere - A History of the Military Sniper , Martin Pegler has given us an in-depth study of not only the development of the rifle, but also the parallel emergence of the American rifleman, sharpshooter and sniper. His book examines the gradual evolution of the rifle in America from the earliest firearms introduced... more...