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  • Pegasus Bridge-Benouville D-Day 1944by Will Fowler; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 9.95

    The night before D-Day, men of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, accompanied by a detachment of Royal Engineers, landed in gliders at Benouville in Normandy. Their mission was to capture and hold the bridges spanning the River Orne and the Caen Canal, securing the Allies' flank, and disrupting the Germans' ability to send reinforcements... 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...

  • Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991by Mark Galeotti; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    While the size of Russia's regular forces has shrunk recently, its security and paramilitary elements have become increasingly powerful. Under the Putin regime they have proliferated and importantly seem set to remain Russia's most active armed agencies for the immediate future. In parallel, within the murky world where government and private interests... more...

  • Hitler's Blitzkrieg Enemies 1940by Nigel Thomas; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 13.95

    The armies of Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium bore the first crushing impact of Hitler's mighty Blitzkrieg war machine in Western Europe, in a campaign that astonished and terrified the world. The German Wehrmacht was millions strong, equipped with the latest guns, tanks and aircraft, and had the priceless advantage of having learned... more...

  • German Infantryman vs Soviet Riflemanby David Campbell; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95

    The Axis invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 pitted Nazi Germany and her allies against Stalin's forces in a mighty struggle for survival. Fighting alongside the spearhead Panzer divisions were Germany's highly skilled and veteran motorized infantrymen - including the German Army's premier unit, Infanterie-Regiment (mot.) Grossdeutschland.... more...

  • The MP5 Submachine Gunby Leroy Thompson; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95

    Since the mid-1960s the Heckler & Koch MP5 has become the most widely used submachine gun in the world, especially among counterterrorist and special-operations units. Lightweight and offering a blistering rate of fire of up to 900 rounds per minute, the MP5 quickly earned a reputation for accuracy. Fielded early by West Germany's GSG 9 counterterrorist... more...

  • Continental vs Redcoatby David Bonk; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95

    The American Revolutionary War pitched the newly formed Continental Army against the professional British Redcoats – a highly trained organization manned by longserving and experienced infantrymen with a formidable reputation forged on European battlefields during the Seven Years’ War. So, how were the poorly trained, poorly supplied Continental infantry... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 14.95

    With the need for large-scale amphibious landings to decide the outcome of World War II the US Navy developed several types of specialized unit to reconnoitre potential landing areas, degrade the enemy’s ability to resist, and assist the landing forces on to the beaches. The Scouts and Raiders were the forerunners of the SEALs, Beach Jumpers made... more...

  • US Marine vs Japanese Infantrymanby Gordon Rottman; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 15.95

    The brutal fighting between US Marines and Japanese infantry on the island of Guadalcanal in many ways came to typify the island-hopping war in the Pacific. This book not only explores the differing tactics and equipment used by the two combatants but also shows how the challenges of fighting in inhospitable tropical jungles impacted on soldiers on... more...

  • Killing Bin Laden - Operation Neptune Spear 2011by Peter Panzeri; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 9.95

    On May 2, 2011 a ten-year manhunt drew to a deadly end as the men of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (a.k.a. SEAL Team Six) closed in on their prey, Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. Flown from Afghanistan by Army Special Operations Command’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment... more...