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French text. Lavishly illustrated with photos and colour illustrations.
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The Combat History of 21st Panzer Divi
74140MIL
For years, one of the most essential sources for study of the Normandy invasion was known only to a select few and nearly unobtainable even to those who knew of its existence. It has never before been translated. None of the major English language histories of the Normandy Invasion refer to it, even though it is the history of the only German armoured division that was in place in the Caen area at the moment of the invasion. It reveals key facts that are missing elsewhere. At long last, Werner Kortenhaus' history of the 21. Panzer Division has been published in English. Kortenhaus' account of the division's subsequent commitment, in the Lorraine - Saar Region - Alsace area provides intriguing detail on this little known sector as the southern wing of Patton's 3rd Army strove for the Upper Rhine area of Germany. The last section follows the division after its hasty transfer to the Oder Front, facing the final Russian onslaught on Berlin. In revising and updating his account, originally released in two massive typed volumes, Die Schlacht um Caen, 1944, Caumont, Falaise Seine, der Einsatz der 21.
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L''Artillerie de Campagne de la Wehr
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Superbly illustrated book. Covering this subject in detail. Split into sectors looking at each model, the author covers the design and technical characteristics with detailed specification, photos and illustrations.
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Useless Mouths: The British Army''s%
90908MIL
This books looks of the British Army's supply service, how it developed, and how it failed - especially in the Crimea War - and how reforms in the 19th century reformed it. It examines how the lines of communication functioned during WW1 and the strains on it during the March 1918 German offensive. The focus of the book looks at the developments in the interwar years, and how it functioned during the French Campaign of May/June 1940. The role of the LOC after the German breakthrough in France has been underestimated and under reported. This part of the British Army performed well in difficult circumstances but individual efforts could not compensate for the woeful lack of organisation, equipment and training, nor that few if any senior officers had either experience or training to carry out the posts they occupied. Only the fortuitous mechanisation of the general transport system of the Army, not due to doctrine or foresight but a dearth of horses in the civil economy, enabled the Army to retreat faster and further than their horse bound allies - the French - and enemies - the Germans. There was bloody-mindedness on the part of the regimental officers and rank and file soldiers to do their best in difficult circumstances.
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Great World War II WeaponsTiger Tank
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The Tiger was the biggest and most powerful tank the world had seen when it first appeared in 1942. It could be a terrifying machine to the enemy when it was employed by commanders who understood its strengths and weaknesses. However, its virtues were often squandered. With a limited range of operation thanks to its massive fuel consumption and prone to mechanical failure, it was never suitable for deep penetration of enemy positions, as was seen at Kursk. It was also defeated in mountainous terrain in Italy and Tunisia. Tiger Tank traces the Tiger's history from the strategic requirements that created it, the technology that made it, to the conflicts that tested it. The book analyses the tactical doctrines that determined how it was deployed and examines how successful these were when the Tiger saw combat from Russia in 1942 to Berlin in 1945. Specification tables provide manufacturing details, while comparative tables allow the reader to make at-a-glance assessments of how the Tiger matched its rivals. Authoritatively written and featuring 70 colour and black-&-white photographs, fully annotated colour cutaway and three-view profile artworks, Tiger Tank tells the story of World War II's most powerful tank.
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Sturmgeschutz III & Sturmhaubitze 42
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The Ostfront Warfare Series by Vyacheslav Kozitsyn, who examines the German armoured vehicles and campaigns on the Eastern Front. As you would expect from Panzerwrecks, each book has high production values, with large format photographs selected for the interest and rarity printed on high-quality gloss art paper. Felipe Rodna provides the artwork as diptychs – in the house style. Vyacheslav’s debut is the Sturmgeschütz III & Sturmhaubitze 42 – looking at the ‘long-gun’ Stugs; Ausf.F, F/8 & G and the howitzer armed Sturmhaubitze 42.
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Scale Model Handbook Figure Modelling 23
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This book looks at painting pieces using acrylics, oils or enamels, sculpting, conversions, work on ground presentation and scenery and historical texts.
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Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Bud
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From the end of October 1944, Soviet forces repeatedly attempted to capture Budapest. However, the 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts only managed to encircle the city by the end of December 1944. German troops, especially the Kampfgruppen of the Panzer and Panzergrenadier Divisions fought effective delaying battles. Dr. Norbert Számvéber, the author of several books and studies on armoured warfare in World War 2, analyses the fierce armoured clashes in the first phase of the Budapest Operation in detail, based principally on archival sources.
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Into Oblivion: Kharkov to Stalingrad-The
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After 16 months of training and garrison duty in France, Pionier-Bataillon 305 – together with the rest of 305. Infanterie-Division – was sent to the Eastern Front. Little could they know that an inevitable train of events had been set in motion that would lead to their destruction at Stalingrad barely nine months later. An unprecedented discovery of original material has permitted an examination of the brutal fighting on the Eastern Front through the eyes of one German battalion. Commanded by apolitical officers, reservists mainly, its ranks were filled with older-than-normal recruits. When they arrived on the Eastern Front in May 1942, it was a first time visit for most of them, yet they sensed what awaited them. Everyone knew someone who had been killed in the Soviet Union. Stories about the ferocity of combat on the Eastern Front had reached them through the soldier's grapevine. They were under no illusions, but still believed they would prevail. Weeks of monotonous, endless marching were interspersed with terrifying encounters and set-piece attacks. How would this fresh battalion compare with experienced units? Were its men less jaded and more inspired than those that had been at the front since Barbarossa began in June 1941? Was the arrival of a tough, battle-hardened commander enough to compensate for the unit's lack of combat experience? What effect did the on going casualties have on both the soldiers and the battalion's performance in battle? By exploring and answering these questions and others, this intimate analysis of an ordinary battalion enables the Eastern Front to be seen as never before.
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SM26 Tiran Tanks in IDF Service-Tiran
48916MIL
This is the first volume in the new series of “Tiran tanks in IDF service” that covers the Tiran tanks that were based on captured Arab T-54, T-55 and T-62 tanks and operated by the Israeli Defense Forces for more than two decades. Authored by Dr. Robert Manasherob, a world-recognized expert on Israeli military vehicles, this volume contains detailed descriptions of the development, rebuild, modification, operation and history of early Tiran 4 and Tiran 4 “Shin” tanks during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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The Waffen SS in Normandy July 1944,
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One of the greatest paradoxes of the Battle of Normandy is that the German divisions found it much harder to reach the front line than the Allies, who had to cross the sea and then deploy in a cramped bridgehead until the American breakthrough of late July 1944. The Waffen-SS were no better off than the Heer units and German high command never quite got on top of operations, as the divisions were thrown into the melee one by one. During the month of June 1944, the Panzer divisions present succeeded in containing the Allies in a small bridgehead. In July, the arrival of more SS divisions should have finally allowed the Germans to counter-attack decisively. This was not the reality. The Allies had also strengthened in number and kept the blows coming, one after another.
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Nuts & Bolts.41 Bussing''s Schwerer%
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With black and white photos from manuals, combat and war fronts in black and white most of them previously unpublished
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Forgotten Tanks and Guns of the 1920s%
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This book seeks to shine a light, offering a collection of cutting edge pieces of historical research detailing some of the most fascinating arms and armament projects from the 1920s to the end of the 1940’s, nearly all of which had previously been lost to history. Included here are records from the UK’s MI10 (the forerunner of GCHQ) which tell the story of the mighty Japanese heavy tanks and their service during the Second World War. Other chapters expand on the development of British armour, including the story of infantry tanks from the 1920’s right through to the end of the Second World War and beyond. Other items placed beneath the microscope in this fascinating history include a wide variety of guns, rocket launchers, super heavy tanks and countless pieces of specialised armour. Previously overlooked, hidden under layers of dust in archives up and down the country, the histories of these objects has finally been uncovered.
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Tankcraft (11) Sherman Tanks US Army
41868MIL
A look at the Sherman Tanks used by the US Army throughout the campaign in Western Europe. These were the tanks that made up the bulk of the American armoured forces that swept across occupied France and advanced into Hitler’s Germany. Wartime photographs and carefully researched, exquisitely presented colour illustrations show in detail the types of Sherman including the main variants that played a vital role in Allied operations. As with all the books in the TankCraft series, a section of this work displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also explained. This book will give the modeller all the information and knowledge required to recreate an authentic miniature representation of the most famous American armoured vehicle of the Second World War.
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