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Ww-Ii Airborne Warfare Tactics, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI136
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    The delivery of entire divisions to battlefields behind enemy lines by parachute and glider played a significant part in the European campaigns of World War II. Despite notable successes, the costs and difficulties of this wholly new form of warfare have prevented airborne operations on a comparable scale since 1945. This book - by an airborne veteran of a later generation - explains in detail their advantages and drawbacks, developing techniques and equipment, with reference to specific...

    Ww-Ii Combat Recon Tactics, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI156
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      This book explains and illustrates the tactics, techniques, equipment and unit organization of reconnaissance troops of the main wartime powers. It covers not only the dedicated reconnaissance units in the divisional order of battle, with their vehicles and heavy firepower, but also the small infantry patrols that were sent out constantly, by commanders at every level, to scout the terrain, detect the enemy, and infiltrate or raid his lines. These are illustrated with wartime photos, and...

      Ww-Ii Us Navy Special Warfare, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI203
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        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 elaborate simulated landings to distract the enemy, the Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams cleared obstacles to amphibious...

        WWII US Marine Infantry, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPELI222
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          This fascinating study tracks the deployments of the various Marine divisions throughout the war and explains their composition, but also goes deeper, to detail the individual regiments - the focus of the marines' identity and pride. It explains the organization of the Marine infantry regiment and its equipment, and how they evolved during the war. The marine infantryman's evolving uniforms, field equipment and weapons are illustrated throughout using specially commissioned artwork and...

          Yalu River 1950-51
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            Yalu River 1950-51 by Osprey Publishing Item Number: OSPCAM346Following the Inchon landings and the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, UN forces crossed the North Korean border on 9 October and moved on the capital Pyongyang. Many in America believed the war would be over by Christmas, but some Washington diplomatic, military, and intelligence experts continued to raise dire warnings that the People's Republic of China might intervene. Nevertheless, General MacArthur decided to push on to the...

            Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-49, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG181
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              Yangtze River Gunboats 1900-47 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPNVG181New Vanguard 181Author: Angus KonstamIllustrator: Tony BryanAbout this bookFrom the end of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th, most Western powers maintained a naval presence in China. These gunboats protected traders and missionaries, safeguarded national interests, and patrolled Chinese rivers in search of pirates. It was a wild, lawless time in China as ruthless warlords fought numerous small wars to...

              Yorktown 1781, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM47
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                Yorktown 1781 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM47Campaign 47Author: Brendan MorrisseyIllustrator: Adam HookAbout this bookBy 1781 Britain's struggle to contain the rebels in her American colonies had reached an inglorious stalemate. Six years on from the British defeat by the New England militia at Boston, George Washington's rebuilt Continental Army - with support from the French - now systematically began to seek out and destroy British forces even if protected by seemingly impregnable defences....

                Zama 202 BC, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM299
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                  About this Osprey Publishing BookThe battle of Zama, fought across North Africa around 202 BC, was the final large-scale clash of arms between the world's two greatest western powers of the time - Carthage and Rome. The engagement ended the Second Punic War, waged from 218 until 201 BC. The armies were led by two of the most famous commanders of all time - the legendary Carthaginian general Hannibal, renowned for crossing the Alps with his army into Italy, and the Roman general Publius...

                  Zeppelin vs British Home Def, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPDUE85
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                    From then on, ? Zeppelin' became synonymous with terror to the British, and indeed the airship's effectiveness was more psychological than material. Still, their raids compelled the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service to embark on a program of modernising their aerial defences, accelerating a process that would ultimately make the aeroplane, rather than the airship, the paramount flying machine of the war. Using specially commissioned artwork, contemporary photographs and first-hand...

                    Zeppelins: German Airships 1900-40, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPNVG101
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                      Zeppelins German Airships 1900 by OspreyItem Number: OSPNVG101New Vanguard 101Author: Charles StephensonIllustrator: Ian PalmerAbout this bookOn 2 July 1900 the people of Friedrichshafen, Germany, witnessed a momentous occasion - the first flight of LZ 1, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin's first airship. Although deemed a failure, a succession of better craft (LZ2 to 10) enabled the Zeppelin to expand into the consumer market of airship travel, whilst also providing military craft for the German...

                      Zorndorf 1758, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPCAM125
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                        Zorndorf 1758 by OspreyItem Number: OSPCAM125Campaign 125Author: Simon MillarIllustrator: Adam HookAbout this bookIn January 1758 Count Wilhelm Fermor marched into East Prussia at the head of 45,000 Russians. Frederick the Great was dismissive of the Russian army and failed to take the threat seriously. With the Russians laying siege to the fortress of C'strin, Frederick crossed the River Oder and cut their supply lines. On 25 August the two armies met at Zorndorf. This book details the bitter...

                        Zulu 1816-1906, Osprey Publishing Item Number OSPWAR14
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                          Zulu 1816-1906 by OspreyItem Number: OSPWAR14Warrior 14Author: Ian KnightIllustrator: Angus McBrideAbout this bookZulu military organisation was extremely sophisticated. Warriors were organised into regiments with some form of basic uniform and shields were state-manufactured and owned. Yet, in spite of this sophistication, much of the Zulu's military outlook was extremely primitive: firearms were ill understood, and between 1816 and 1906 the Zulu's maintained their primary reliance on...