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  • US Navy SEALsby Mir Bahmanyar; Michael Welply

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    After the United States' failures in special operations missions during the late 1970s and 1980, a decision was made to revamp its unconventional military capabilities. The subsequent reorganization and redesignation in 1983 created the SEALs as they are known today, and later the all-encompassing command for US special operations forces under which... more...

  • Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleshipby Robert Forczyk; Howard Gerrard; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signalled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major power on the world stage. What began as differing expansionist interests in Manchuria and Korea developed into a full-blown war in 1904, with an unexpected outcome. Watched by the rest of the world's superpowers, this incredibly... more...

  • USN Carriers vs IJN Carriersby Mark Stille; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The Imperial Japanese Navy was a pioneer in naval aviation, having commissioned the world's first carrier, which was used against the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. The Americans followed suit, initiating huge aircraft carrier development programs. As the Pacific war escalated into the largest naval conflict in history, the role of the carrier became the... more...

  • Fighting Ships of the Far East (2)by Stephen Turnbull; Wayne Reynolds

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Over the centuries, naval relations between Japan and Korea appear to have alternated between peaceful trade and outright hostility. However, this impression can be misleading, as much of what passed for mercantile activity was in fact conducted by Japanese pirate fleets, who pillaged the coasts of Korea and China in a long-lasting tradition that culminated... more...

  • Fighting Ships of the Far East (1)by Stephen Turnbull; Wayne Reynolds

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Fighting Ships of the Far East (1) adds enormously to the hitherto small corpus of knowledge about a fascinating and little known subject. Using detailed descriptions, accurate cutaway plates and reliable historical examples, this book covers the history of Chinese ship design and naval warfare from the beginning of the Han dynasty to the first few... more...

  • Axis Midget Submarinesby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    During World War II, Germany, Japan, and Italy built approximately 2,000 small, inherently stealthy, naval craft to perform special operations and conventional naval missions. Much more numerous and more technically advanced than their Allied counterparts, they saw service worldwide, operating in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Indian... more...

  • D-Day 1944 (2)by Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    The second title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). On their western flank, the Allied landings on D-Day combined a parachute drop by the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions with an amphibious assault on ?Utah? Beach by the US 4th Infantry Division. The landings came ashore in the wrong place but met weaker German resistance... more...

  • US Marine Corps 1941-45by Gordon Rottman; Mike Chappell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    While the US Marine Corps was one of the smallest of American armed services in World War II (1939-1945), its contribution to the final victory cannot be overstated. The US Marine Corps may have only comprised 5 percent of America?s armed forces, but it suffered 10 percent of all World War II combat casualties. Above all, the amphibious nature of the... more...

  • American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826by Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    By 1805 the 44-gun frigate was probably viewed as a failed experiment whilst the 38-gun frigate was viewed as the vessel of the future. Ten years later every navy was building 44-gun frigates and today it is viewed as the symbol of the Napoleonic-era cruiser. This remarkable transformation resulted from the performance of three ships ? the Constitution,... more...

  • The Command of the Oceanby N A M Rodger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    The Command of the Ocean describes with unprecedented authority and scholarship the rise of Britain to naval greatness, and the central place of the Navy and naval activity in the life of the nation and government. It describes not just battles, voyages and cruises but how the Navy was manned, how it was supplied with timber, hemp and iron, how its... more...