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  • The Cockleshell Raid: Bordeaux 1942by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    On the night of December 7, 1942, five canoes were launched off the mouth of the Gironde river, each containing a pair of British commandoes tasked with slipping into the port of Bordeaux and destroying as many of the merchant ships as possible. Only two of the canoes made it to the target, but it was enough. Five enemy ships were badly damaged... more...

  • US Cruisers 1883-1904by Lawrence Burr; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    By the end of the Civil War the US Navy was the most advanced in the world, but in subsequent years America's naval might dwindled. However, in the 1880s a 'New Navy' was born and at the forefront of its fleet were the mighty cruisers. Naval historian Lawrence Burr details how these cruisers allowed America to rebuild their navy, exploring the... more...

  • Nelson's Officers and Midshipmenby Gregory Fremont-Barnes; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Immortalized in literature through such characters as C. S. Forester's 'Horatio Hornblower' and Patrick O'Brian's 'Jack Aubrey', the officers and midshipmen of the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) ran the ships that defended Great Britain against the threat of French invasion. This period saw the Royal... more...

  • US Coast Guard in World War IIby Alejandro Quesada; Stephen Walsh

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II (1939-1945) in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known history of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years. A... more...

  • USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiserby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presents the cruiser clashes during the crucial battles for Guadacanal in 1942, highlighting the Battle of Savo Island on the August 9 and the Battle of Cape Esperance October 11-12th , 1942. The first was... more...

  • British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnoughtby Mark Stille; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets - from their development as the first generation of fully- armoured warships - to their combat experiences. The differing weapon systems and crew training of the British... more...

  • Constitution vs Guerriereby Mark Lardas; Peter Bull

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    Famed as a classic naval duel, the clash between two sailing frigates of the nineteenth century affords its victor immeasurable fame and glory. During the War of 1812, the Royal Navy and United States Navy squared off in a number of such duels, the most famous between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerrière . Tactics between the two nations varied... more...

  • Ships of the American Revolutionary Navyby Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    In this title, Mark Lardas explores the origins of American warships, primarily light and medium frigates, built for the Continental Navy during the years 1776-1783. This was the first navy of the United States and much of the fleet was comprised of ships that had been modified from existing vessels, converted into warships to provide a crucial service... more...

  • US Submarines 1941-45by Jim Christley; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to much more lethal, far-ranging weapons systems; one of these was the submarine. This book details the design and development, classes, weapons and equipment, tactics and operational history of the US submarine... 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...