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  • German E-boats 1939-45by Gordon Williamson; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    By the outbreak of World War II, Germany had done much to replace the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled following their surrender at the end of World War I. Forced to build anew, the Kriegsmarine possessed some of the most technically advanced warships in existence. Although the heavy units of the fleet were too small in number to pose much... more...

  • Nelson's Navyby Philip Haythornthwaite; Bill Younghusband

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), the role of the Royal Navy should never be overlooked. The 'wooden walls' formed the country's first and most important line of defence, and ranged throughout the world to protect Britain's trade-routes and in support of the land forces and overseas possessions.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • I Saw Three Shipsby Patrick Cundy

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2012; US$ 10.94

    May 1912, Even before the public inquiry into the loss of RMS Titanic opens, it is clear that the catastrophic loss of life is attributable to the apathetic negligence of the Board of Trade. A Vote of No Confidence will see the government fall. Attention must be diverted; a scapegoat sacrificed. One-such man is found and his life ruined. The Asquith... 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...

  • 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...

  • Macarthur's Navyby Edwin P. Hoyt

    Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.95

    Yet another in-depth military account from the prolific Hoyt. Focusing on the US Seventh Fleet, the author offers a vivid, authoritative log of key operations launched by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Allied forces in WW II's Southwest Pacific theater. Starting in late 1943, to illustrate, MacArthur directed American and Australian troops on... more...

  • First to Fightby Victor H. Krulak

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Marine general Victor "Brute" Krulak offers here a riveting insiders's chronicle of U.S. Marines - their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit de corps. He not only takes a close look at the Marine experience during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam - wars in which Krulak was himself a participant - but also examines the... more...