Military History  /  World War II
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Grenadiers De La Waffen-Ss Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9782840486015
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Heimdal
Description:
La matière proposée dans le tome 2 de Grenadier, concernant principalement les camouflages, est exceptionnelle, comme on peut le constater avec des précisions tout à fait inédites. Cette « montée en puissance » nous laisse une matière restant à traiter.
Korvettenkapitän Kentrat Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9782840483830
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Heimdal
Description:
Sourced from several global archives, this book presents the life and achievements of the great sailor Korvettenkapitän Kentrat with more than 500 photographs and documents. Born in 1906 in the Moselle, he joined the Reichsmarine in October 1925 as a simple sailor and was rapidly promoted to officer. The text explores the entirety of Kentrat’s career in the German navy: his two-year stint on the Emden, the Hessen, during the Spanish Civil War, on the Deutschland (attacked by the Soviets), the Schlesien.
L'Ordre Noir Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9782840485841
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Heimdal
Description:
Après le succès de L'Ordre noir, Allgemeine-SS 1925- 1945, encyclopédie illustrée dédiée au projet de «société totale» qu'envisageait la SS, nous avons souhaité approfondir encore le sujet par ce nouveau volume. Jean-François Pelletier et Georges Bernage ont rédigé respectivement une partie de cet ouvrage. L'une présente une étude détaillée des armes blanches de l'Ordre, accompagnée d'une iconographie, riche et inédite.
La Waffen-SS Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9782840484240
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Heimdal
Description:
This second volume traces the history, organization, uniforms, and equipment of the Waffen SS between 1939 and 1945. This elite wing of the Nazi party counted nearly one million volunteers from all the countries of Europe. With the full support of the Nazi regime, the Waffen SS fought on all European fronts between 1939 and 1945.
Le Troisième Corps Blindé Ss De Volontaires Germaniques Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9782840485957
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Heimdal
Description:
Au printemps 1940, quand l'Allemagne envahit le Danemark, la Norvège puis les Pays-Bas et la Belgique, la Waffen-SS y ouvre des bureaux de recrutement, avec des résultats mitigés, sinon médiocres. Mais quand le Troisième Reich se lance dans la guerre contre l'Union soviétique, la « croisade contre le bolchevisme » ravive l'engouement pour ce recrutement qui stagnait. Ainsi, quatre légions nationales, formées de volontaires germaniques, placées sous la coupe de Heinrich Himmler, sont levées et engagées sur le front de l'Est.
Les Avions De Combat Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9782840485995
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Heimdal
Description:
Vitrine de la puissance d’un État, l’avion de combat constitue un des outils les plus redoutables de l’arsenal militaire moderne. Système d’armes ultra-performant, il se présente comme une plateforme flexible, réactive et autonome capable de tenir un rythme opérationnel élevé dans une opération interarmées et interalliée. Il est également un formidable multiplicateur de forces en permettant le partage d’informations d’une situation tactique au sein d’un dispositif.