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  • World War II US Navy Special Warfare Unitsby Eugene Liptak; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    When the United States entered World War II, it was apparent that the war would only be won by taking the fight to the Axis, in the shape of large-scale amphibious landings. Accordingly, the US Navy developed several types of specialized unit to reconnoiter potential landing areas, degrade the enemy's ability to resist, and assist the landing forces... more...

  • Behind Soviet Lines-Hitler's Brandenburgers capture the Maikop Oilfields 1942by David Higgins; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    With his forces having conquered a huge swathe of formerly Soviet territory in the months following the launch of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, Hitler planned to continue the Germans? strategic offensive against the Soviet Union?s oil-production capacity in the southern Caucasus region during the summer of 1942. To help pave the way for regular... more...

  • Patton at the Battle of the Bulgeby Leo Barron

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    December 1944. For the besieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out.... Hitler?s forces had pressed in on the small Belgian town in a desperate offensive designed to push back the Allies, starting the Battle of the Bulge. So far the U.S. soldiers had managed to repel waves of attackers and even a panzer onslaught. But as their ammunition... more...

  • Snow and Steel: The Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45by Peter Caddick-Adams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    Between December 16, 1944 and January 15, 1945, American forces found themselves entrenched in the heavily forested Ardennes region of Belgium, France, and Luxembourg defending against an advancing German army amid freezing temperatures, deep snow, and dense fog. Operation Herbstnebel--Autumn Mist--was a massive German counter-offensive that stunned... more...

  • Carlson's Marine Raiders - Makin Island 1942by Gordon L. Rottman; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    After the Guadalcanal landings, Admiral Nimitz wanted to distract Japanese attention by launching an amphibious raid elswhere. Foreshadowing Bloody Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and countless other landings in the face of intense Japanese resistance, the Makin Raid taught the Marines a great deal. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork... more...

  • Snow and Steelby Peter Caddick-Adams

    Random House 2014; US$ 34.04

    Snow and Steel is a huge reassessment of Hitler's last great throw of the dice: 'The Battle of the Bulge', the battle for the Ardennes 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. This was an utterly fascinating five weeks when for a time it looked like Hitler had outflanked the allied armies pushing toward the Rhine and might just throw them back to the... more...

  • SOE Manual: How to be an Agent in Occupied Europeby Special Operations Executive

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The actual course given to all secret agents in SOE before working behind enemy lines. It includes everything you needed to know to go undercover ? from documents, cover stories and how to live off the land to how to get through an interrogation. more...

  • SOE Manual: How to be an Agent in Occupied Europeby Special Operations Executive

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    The actual course given to all secret agents in SOE before working behind enemy lines. It includes everything you needed to know to go undercover ? from documents, cover stories and how to live off the land to how to get through an interrogation. more...

  • Panzer III vs Somua S 35by Steven Zaloga; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    This fully illustrated study pits Germany's PzKpfw III tank against France's Somua S 35 in the vast armored battles that opened the campaign. The armor clashes in May 1940 were the biggest the world had yet seen, as the German advances of that period came to epitomize Blitzkrieg. Nonetheless the Wehrmacht's Panzer III was well matched by the French... more...

  • Super-heavy Tanks of World War IIby Kenneth Estes; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    This title explores the conception and design of a range of enormous and powerful tanks that came to be designated as 'super-heavy'. The fascinating super-heavy tanks of World War II were heirs to the siege machine tradition - a means of breaking the deadlock of ground combat. As a class of fighting vehicle, they began with the World War I concept... more...