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  • The Imperial Japanese Armyby Bill Yenne

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The German blitzkrieg stunned the world in 1939-1940, and so too did the Japanese "blitzkrieg" of 1941-1942 in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, and Burma. However, the remarkable Japanese land offensive involving operations of equivalent scope and complexity has received only a fraction of the attention. This is the story of that campaign. One... more...

  • World War II: A Very Short Introductionby Gerhard L. Weinberg

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The enormous loss of life and physical destruction caused by the First World War led people to hope that there would never be another such catastrophe. How then did it come about that there was a Second World War causing twice the 30 million deaths and many times more destruction as had been caused in the previous conflict? In this Very Short Introduction,... more...

  • The Routledge History of Foodby Carol Helstosky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The history of food is one of the fastest growing areas of historical investigation, incorporating methods and theories from cultural, social, and women?s history while forging a unique perspective on the past. The Routledge History of Food takes a global approach to this topic, focusing on the period from 1500 to the present day. Arranged chronologically,... more...

  • Savoia-Marchetti S.79 Sparviero Torpedo-Bomber Unitsby Marco Mattioli; Richard Caruana

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Italy's Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) saw combat with the Regia Aeronautica in France, Yugoslavia, Greece, North Africa, East Africa and in the Mediterranean versus the Royal Navy. Italy's most successful wartime bomber, the S.79 was also the most produced, with around 1370 built between 1936 and early 1944. Initially developed by Savoia-Marchetti as a transport... more...

  • First SEALsby Patrick K. O'Donnell

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    From bestselling author Patrick K. O'Donnell, the untold story of World War II's first unit of special operations combat swimmers—precursors of today's US Navy SEALs more...

  • Conversations with Major Dick Wintersby Cole C. Kingseed

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    On the hellish battlefields of World War II Europe, Major Dick Winters led his Easy Company?the now-legendary Band of Brothers?from the confusion and chaos of the D-Day invasion to the final capture of Hitler?s Eagle?s Nest. But Winters?s story didn?t end there. It was only the beginning. He was a quiet, reluctant hero whose modesty and strength... more...

  • Gallipoliby Les Carlyon

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 24.54

    Les Carlyon's Gallipoli is the epic story of the fighting men who forged the legend of Anzac in 1915. Taking the reader behind the lines and into the trenches, Gallipoli not only brings an infamous battlefield to vivid life but puts poignant breath in the bones of the ordinary heroes who lived and died there. War stories are rarely this personal... more...

  • Weapons of World War IIby G.M. Barnes

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    World War II not only marked the end of a terrifying time in Europe, but also the dawning of many technological breakthroughs. In Weapons of World War II , written by the Chief of Research and Engineering Office of Ordnance, G.M. Barnes discusses the various weapons used during the war. Such topics include: • Small arms and small arms ammunition... more...

  • Bolt Action: Armies of Great Britainby Warlord Games; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    From Hitler's Blitzkriegs to the North African desert, Singapore, New Guinea, Burma, India, Sicily, Italy, Normandy, Arnhem, Ardennes, and the Ruhr, Churchill's Commonwealth, composed of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, and many colonies, fought World War II in virtually every theater. bolt Action players can... more...

  • Bolt Action: Armies of the Soviet Unionby Warlord Games

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Stalin's Russian Winter War against Finland, and his World War II campaigns on Nazi Germany's eastern front (around Kiev, Lenningrad, Moscow, Kharkov, Stalingrad, Kursk, Byelorussia, the Balkans, East Prussia, Warsaw, Hungary, and Berlin) constitute the largest land war in world history in terms of the number of troops engaged, and is also impressive... more...