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  • Browning .50-caliber Machine Gunsby Gordon L. Rottman; Alan Gilliland

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49

    Osprey?s new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history?from the sword to the machine gun. In this volume, Gordon Rottman examines this history of the longest serving weapon in the U.S. military?s small arms inventory. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with... more...

  • Medieval Handgonnesby Sean Mclachlan; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.49

    Osprey?s new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history?from the sword to the machine gun. Journey back to the time when handguns had no moving parts! Variously called handgonnes, hackbuts, coulevrines, pistolas, schiopettos, tyufyaks, and even bombardelles,... more...

  • 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...

  • New Wars and New Soldiersby Paolo Tripodi; Jessica Wolfendale

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 39.95

    New military technologies, the rise of private military companies, and the increasing involvement of the military in counterterrorism and humanitarian operations all pose challenges to traditional ideas about the ethics of war, the relevance of current international law governing armed conflict, and Just War theory. This book brings together experts... more...

  • States, Citizens and the Privatisation of Securityby Elke Krahmann

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 29.00

    Examines the changing roles of the state, the citizen and the soldier, and the consequences for national and international security. 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$ 18.20

    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$ 18.20

    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...

  • Cry Havocby Joe Maiolo

    John Murray 2010; US$ 24.60

    A comprehensive and thrilling account of how, in the decade prior to the Second World War, the great powers of Europe were caught up in a spiralling arms race that had, as its logical conclusion, war. more...