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  • Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191-1571by David Nicolle; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The castles built by the Crusaders, Hospitallers, Venetians and Genoese in Cyprus, Greece, the Aegean, and on the Black Sea served to defend against a complex array of constantly changing threats: Mamluks, Catalan mercenaries, Ottoman Turks, Byzantines, independent Islamic states, Timur-i-Lenk, and widespread piracy, to name but few. The resulting... more...

  • Lincoln's 90-Day Volunteers 1861by Ron Field; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    When the Civil War broke out the US Army had only some 16,000 men, most of them scattered far from Washington, and President Lincoln''s call for volunteers to defend the Union optimistically set their initial term of service at only three months. After maneuvering in the Shenandoah Valley and in eastern Virginia, it was these hastily created and poorly... more...

  • The Führer's Headquarters: Hitler's command bunkers 1939-45by Neil Short; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    The 100th title in the Fortress series, this book describes and examines the Fôhrerhauptquartiere - the range of headquarters built for Hitler, including a specially armoured train. Revealing their locations and how they were used to direct the Nazi war apparatus, this is a fascinating insight into a range of historical sites across then-occupied... more...

  • The Stalin and Molotov Linesby Neil Short; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    In the years following the Civil War, plans were drawn up to build a major set of fortifications along the Russian western border. Work began in 1926, leading to a front that stretched over 2000km from the Baltic to the Black Sea. By the time of the outbreak of World War II, the defences of the Stalin Line, as it was known, were largely complete -... more...

  • Guilford Courthouse 1781by Angus Konstam; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    By the Spring of 1781, the American Revolutionary War had dragged on for almost six years and the outcome still hung in the balance. When the British commander Lord Cornwallis launched his invasion of North Carolina in early 1781, his objective was to destroy General Nathaniel Greene's American army. At Guilford Courthouse on 15 March 1781 the two... more...

  • Walther Modelby Robert Forczyk; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 9.95

    This volume details the military career and accomplishments of Walther Model, the youngest Generalfeldmarschall in the Wehrmacht in World War II and Hitler's favourite commander. Model was a tough and tenacious commander, particularly when on the defensive, and his career rise was virtually unprecedented in German military history. Model really... more...

  • US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71by Gordon Rottman; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Vietnamese knew the Long-Range Patrol Scouts as 'the men with green faces', a reference to the camouflage paint that they used. Operating in patrols of four to six men these men were like ghosts, scouting far behind enemy lines. This book examines the Long-Range Patrol Scout's superior stealth movement techniques, camouflage and concealment, tracking,... more...

  • Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tacticsby Philip Haythornthwaite; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    During the Napoleonic Wars the supreme battlefield shock weapon was the heavy cavalry - the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian counterparts. Big men mounted on big horses, the heavy cavalry were armed with swords nearly a metre long, used for slashing or thrusting at their opponents; many wore steel armour, a practice... more...

  • Shenandoah Valley 1862: Stonewall Jackson outmaneuvers the Unionby Clayton Donnell; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    Major General 'Stonewall' Jackson became a legend for his actions in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in 1862. Marching over 600 miles in 48 days, he, along with his army, won five major battles. His forces, never numbering more than 17,000 men, overcame a combined Union force of 50,000, demonstrating his ability to maneuvre his troops and deceive his... more...

  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturkby Edward Erickson; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 9.95

    Mustafa Kemal was one of the 20th century's greatest combat commanders. Born in Salonika to a middle-class family, this book follows the life of a great commander who served in the Italo-Turkish War of 1911-12 and the Balkan Wars of 1912-13 before taking command of the 19th Division based in Gallipoli during World War l. His sterling service led... more...