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Never a Dull Moment Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781636240060
Pub Date: 14 Jul 2024
Illustrations: 30 photos
Description:
Most modern books and films glamorize World War II airborne soldiers as troopers leaping into the night to descend by parachute into combat. Much less often considered is the role of glider forces. Glider troops lacked the panache and special distinctions of paratroopers, despite their critical role in airborne warfare.
Burn, Bomb, Destroy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781636244532
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Description:
The true story of German secret agents engaged in a campaign of subversion and terror in the United States before and during World War I.Many believe that World War I was only fought "over there," as the popular 1917 song goes, in the trenches and muddy battlefields of Northern France and Belgium—they are wrong.There was a secret war fought in America; on remote railway bridges and waterways linking the United States and Canada; aboard burning and exploding ships in the Atlantic Ocean; in the smoldering ruins of America's bombed and burned-out factories, munitions plants, and railway centers; and waged in carefully disguised clandestine workshops where improvised explosive devices and deadly toxins were designed and manufactured.
The Defeat and Attrition of the 12. SS-Panzerdivision 'Hitlerjugend' Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781636243474
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 40 photographs and maps
Description:
Following the Normandy invasion of 6 June, 1944, Heersgruppe B under German Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel rushed reserves to the newly created bridgehead in order to crush it and drive the Allied forces into the sea. One of these armored reserves was the newly created 12. SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend.
The East Pomeranian Offensive, 1945 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781636243887
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Casemate Illustrated
Illustrations: 120–150 illustrations
Description:
In early 1945, the Red Army marched into East Prussia. Having advanced across Poland, relentlessly pushing back German forces, the Red Army built up forces along the Oder River, preparing for the final push towards Berlin. But before that battle could take place, it was necessary to clear and destroy German forces in Pomerania and West Prussia.
The Shiloh Campaign, 1862 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781636243696
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Casemate Illustrated
Illustrations: 100-120 photographs, artworks and maps
Description:
A fully illustrated history of the Shiloh campaign, from its earliest origins and the armies and commanders on both sides to the strategy of the campaign from both perspectives, how the armies ended up along the Tennessee River at Shiloh, and the two-day battle that unfolded thereafter. It includes a discussion on the related river war and the naval vessels involved, the retreat from the battlefield, the casualties, treatment of wounded, burial of the dead, and establishment of the National Military Park.
The Vicksburg Campaign, 1863 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781636243733
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Casemate Illustrated
Illustrations: 100-120 photographs, artworks and maps
Description:
The 14-month campaign to regain the control of Mississippi River by capturing Vicksburg, Mississippi stands as the prime example of how the Civil War would be fought and won. The Federal government’s policy of blockading the southern ports and controlling the inland waterways would only be successful with total control of the country’s largest river. Technological advances created by the war itself and used by progressive thinking Federal and Confederate commanders ensured that this vital southern supply and logistics base would be the focal point of the war on the western waters.
The Waffen-SS at Kharkov Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781636244396
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Casemate Illustrated
Illustrations: photographs, maps and artwork
Description:
At the beginning of 1943, the German armed forces were in crisis on the southern front in Russia. The Soviets had launched a series of offensives from November 1942 that pushed the Germans back hundreds of kilometers. The Germans had no more significant reserves available, and enormous breaches had opened between defensive lines.
U.S. Battleships 1939–45 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781636242569
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Casemate Illustrated Special
Illustrations: B/w and colour images
Description:
For nearly half a century, the battleship was the most powerful weapon on the ocean, deployed by the US Navy and many other fleets. However, their time seemed to be at an end when Japanese carrier-based aircraft destroyed so many at Pearl Harbor in 1941, ushering in the age of the aircraft carrier. Nevertheless, US battleships continued to serve with distinction in various roles throughout World War II and during the Cold War.
U.S. Army Divisions in the Pacific War Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781636244495
Pub Date: 14 Jun 2024
Illustrations: maps
Description:
Despite the prevailing view that the Marine Corps bore the brunt of the fighting in the Pacific War, the men of the US Army played a decisive role in the conflict. Indeed, GIs did most of the war’s heavy lifting on the ground by conducting more amphibious assaults and prosecuting more operations than the Marines. By the end of the war there were 1.
Fortress Britain 1940 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781636243450
Pub Date: 12 Jun 2024
Description:
Alone, unprepared and weak. These are generally the words used to describe Britain’s position in 1940, part of a narrative that has been built up ever since the end of World War II. However, the reality is very different.
Japan Runs Wild, 1942–1943 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781636244310
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Series: War in the Far East
Illustrations: 1 plate section
Description:
A comprehensive view of World War Two in the Asia Pacific.In early 1942, the Japanese Army and Navy were advancing on all fronts, humiliating their US, British and Dutch foes throughout the Asia Pacific. In a matter of just months, the soldiers and sailors of the Rising Sun conquered an area even bigger than Hitler’s empire at its largest extent.
Major General Daniel Butterfield Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781611217001
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 30 images, 13 maps
Description:
Dan Butterfield played a pivotal role during the Civil War. He led troops in the field at the brigade, division, and corps level, wrote the 1862 Army field manual, composed “Taps,” and served as the chief of staff for Joe Hooker in the Army of the Potomac. He introduced a custom that remains in the U.
Mission Iran Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781636243337
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Illustrations: 80 illustrations
Description:
On 4 November 1979, “student” supporters of the Ayatollah seized the U.S. Embassy with over 60 hostages.
Surviving Three Shermans: With the 3rd Armored Division into the Battle of the Bulge Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781636244280
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Description:
In 1943, eighteen-year-old Walter Stitt enlisted in the U.S. Army, ready to serve his country.
The Campaign for Atlanta & Sherman’s March to the Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781611216974
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 12 images, 6 maps
Description:
By the time Albert Castel’s Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 appeared in 1992, Savas Woodbury Publishers had already made important contributions to the campaign scholarship by publishing a collection of original essays by some of the field’s most noted authors, including Steven Woodworth, writing about the Confederacy’s command options in the Winter of 1863-64. Editors Theodore P. Savas and David A.
39-45 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9782815106399
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: OREP
Illustrations: Illustrated
Description:
After having lived through the hell of the trenches, Ulysse had been told that it was the last war. History decided otherwise. Twenty years later, the World War II breaks out.