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  • Sicily 1943by Steven J Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Not only did the Sicily operation represent a watershed in tactical development of combined arms tactics, it was also an important test for future Allied joint operations. Senior British commanders left the North African theater with a jaundiced and dismissive view of the combat capabilities of the inexperienced US Army after the debacle at Kasserine... more...

  • Kasserine Pass 1943by Steven J Zaloga; Michael Welply

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The North African campaign of November 1942-May 1943 was a baptism of fire for the US Army. After relatively straightforward landings, the US II Corps advanced into Tunisia to support operations by the British 8th Army. Rommel, worried by the prospect of an attack, decided to exploit the inexperience of the US Army and strike a blow against their... more...

  • Anzio 1944by Steven J Zaloga; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    In January 1944, the Allies decided to land at Anzio in order to overcome the stalemate at Cassino.This amphibious landing has become one of the most controversial campaigns of World War II. Questionable decisions by the Allied leadership led to three months of World War I-style trench warfare, and the entire beachhead suffered from continuous German... more...

  • Remagen 1945by Steven J Zaloga; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    In the aftermath of the Battle of the Bulge in February 1945, the Allies embarked upon the final assault of Germany. The long-delayed US thrust over the Roer River eventually took place in February, leaving the Rhine as the last major geographical barrier to the Allied advance into Germany. This book describes how the US Army, in the face of furious... more...

  • Siegfried Line 1944-45: Battles on the German frontierby Steven J Zaloga; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The campaign on the German frontier in late 1944 was one of the most frustrating and costly efforts by the US Army in the ETO. The Allies first encountered the Siegfried Line (Westwall) fortifications in September 1944, having pursued the retreating Wehrmacht through Belgium and the Netherlands. The border area around Aachen had been fortified with... more...

  • Liberation of Paris 1944by Steven J Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    In July 1944, Operation Cobra broke the stalemate in Normandy and sent the Allies racing across France. The Allied commanders had ignored Paris in their planning for this campaign, considering that the risk of intense street fighting and heavy casualties outweighed the city's strategic importance. However, Charles de Gaulle persuaded the Allied commanders... more...

  • Operation Dragoon 1944by Steven J Zaloga; John White

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Operation Dragoon, the Allied landings in southern France on August 15, 1944, was one of the most controversial operations of 1944, leading to a deep divide between United States and British planners. The US objective was to threaten the rear of the German armies occupying France by a landing on the eastern French coast and to push rapidly northward... more...

  • D-Day Fortifications in Normandyby Steven J Zaloga; Hugh Johnson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late 1943, he began a program to enhance fortifications along the Normandy coast as he believed that any Allied assault had to be stopped on the invasion... more...

  • Defense of the Rhine 1944-45by Steven J Zaloga; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The Rhine represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the autumn of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defence lines in France, believing it encouraged retreat, the final defense of the Fatherland was another matter. Here, Steven J. Zaloga examines the multiple phases of construction... more...

  • German Panzers 1914-18by Steven J Zaloga; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    Panzer warfare is synonymous with the Wehrmacht of World War II. This book examines the story of the Panzer's more mysterious ancestors, the little-known panzers of the Great War. Germany was very slow to develop armored vehicles compared to Britain and France. Efforts to catch-up proved difficult, and only a few dozen German A7V tanks were completed... more...