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  • Napoleon's Swiss Troopsby David Greentree

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Ever since the 15th century Switzerland had been exporting professional soldiers to serve as mercenaries for foreign monarchies. Napoleon, therefore, was not the first to make full use of the martial qualities of the Swiss and obtained Swiss agreement to expand the recruitment of regiments for service in the French Army. Napoleon would use Swiss troops... more...

  • Knight's Move - The Hunt for Marshal Tito 1944by David Greentree

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 9.95

    On 25 May 1944, 800 men of the 500th SS Parachute Battalion descended on Drvar, a town behind enemy lines in north-western Bosnia. Their aim was to kill or capture Tito, the leader of the partisan movement in the region. The plan was to land the battalion by glider and parachute in two waves which would be relieved the next day by a ground assault.... more...

  • British Paratrooper vs Fallschirmjagerby David Greentree; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The airborne forces of Britain and Germany were among their best troops of World War II and when they met in battle the result was a brutal trial of strength. British paratroopers and German Fallschirmjöger clashed repeatedly and their training, tactics, experience, morale and weaponry were tested against each other, not least in the three bruising... more...

  • German Infantryman vs British Infantrymanby David Greentree; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.76

    When Hitler’s forces poured into France and the Low Countries in 1940, the uneasy peace of the ‘Phoney War’ was shattered, and Europe was ripped apart by another Blitzkrieg. Forming the backbone of the German advance were the well-equipped Schützen (Rifles), motorized infantry who embodied the essence of the fluid, swift warfare that had characterized... more...

  • Napoleon’s Swiss Troopsby David Greentree; Gerry Embleton

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    Ever since the 15th century Switzerland had been exporting professional soldiers to serve as mercenaries for foreign monarchies. Napoleon, therefore, was not the first to make full use of the martial qualities of the Swiss and obtained Swiss agreement to expand the recruitment of regiments for service in the French Army. Napoleon would use Swiss troops... more...

  • British Paratrooper vs Fallschirmjägerby David Greentree; Johnny Shumate

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 15.16

    The airborne forces of Britain and Germany were among their best troops of World War II and when they met in battle the result was a brutal trial of strength. British paratroopers and German Fallschirmjäger clashed repeatedly and their training, tactics, experience, morale and weaponry were tested against each other, not least in the three bruising... more...

  • German Infantryman vs British Infantrymanby David Greentree; Adam Hook

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    When Hitler's forces poured into France and the Low Countries in 1940, the uneasy peace of the 'Phoney War' was shattered, and Europe was ripped apart by another Blitzkrieg. Forming the backbone of the German advance were the well-equipped Schützen (Rifles), motorized infantry who embodied the essence of the fluid, swift warfare that had characterized... more...

  • Knight’s Moveby David Greentree; Johnny Shumate

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 15.16

    On 25 May 1944, 800 men of the 500th SS Parachute Battalion descended on Drvar, a town behind enemy lines in north-western Bosnia. Their aim was to kill or capture Tito, the leader of the partisan movement in the region. The plan was to land the battalion by glider and parachute in two waves which would be relieved the next day by a ground assault.... more...

  • New Zealand Infantryman vs German Motorcycle Soldierby David Greentree; Adam Hook

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 16.00

    In April 1941, as Churchill strove to counter the German threat to the Balkans, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to combat in the wake of the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradschützen – motorcycle troops. Examining three major encounters in detail with the help of maps and contemporary photographs,... more...

  • Gebirgsjäger vs Soviet Sailorby David Greentree; Johnny Shumate

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2018; US$ 16.00

    In 1941–44, Nazi Germany's Gebirgsjäger - elite mountain troops - clashed repeatedly with land-based units of the Soviet Navy during the mighty struggle on World War II's Eastern Front. Formed into naval infantry and naval rifle brigades, some 350,000 of Stalin's sailors would serve the Motherland on land, playing a key role in the defence of Moscow,... more...