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Les Automitrailleuses Ford M8 et M20 de l'U.S. Army

Product code:  12677MIL
FRENCH LANGUAGE BOOK. Full of photos, illustrations and tables. Together with detailed descriptions.

Blitzrieg in the West - Then and Now

Product code:  13686MIL
First published in 1996 this is a re-print of Blitzkrieg in the West - Then and Now. The author presents an account of the Battle of France: the forty-five traumatic days from May 10 to June 24 1940 that resulted in one of the most remarkable military victories of modern times. During those six weeks, six nations found themselves at war, fighting across four countries. From the polders of the Netherlands in the north to the mountains of the Alps in the south, and from the Rhine Valley to the Atl...

Armoured Warfare in the British Army 1939-45

Product code:  81030MIL
The second volume in Dick Taylor's three-volume illustrated history of the evolution of armoured manoeuvre warfare in the British army covers the period of the Second World War, in which the tank came of age and developed into the principal land weapon of decision. He describes how, during the first half of the war, the British army came close to disaster from the armoured warfare perspective and how the bitter lessons of failure were learned in time to deliver success in 1944 and 1945. As well ...

Battle Craft: Battle of the Bulge - The Last Counter Offensive in the West

Product code:  07702MIL
The Battle of the Bulge was the perfect storm for the Allies in late 1944; a tired army, overstretched supply lines, and poor intelligence on what was waiting on the other side of the hill. On 16th December, with almost complete surprise, the Germans launched their last major offensive in the West. Emerging from thick fog and through the dense woodland of the Ardennes nearly 500,000 German troops slammed into American lines.

Tankcraft (38) Panther German Army Medium Tank, Italian Front 1944-45

Product code:  65009MIL
The Allied invasions of Sicily and the Italian mainland had been met with tenacious resistance by the Germans but the defence consisted for the most part of armoured units that were little different to those the British had faced in North Africa. But in early 1944, with the landings at Anzio and Nettuno and the attempt to bypass the German defensive line, the Wehrmacht's high command began shipping heavier and more powerful tanks to the Southern Front including an increasing number Tigers and Pa...

Tankcraft (36) Panzer III German Army Light Tank - North Africa, Tripoli to El Alamein

Product code:  18005MIL
This volume examines the story of the tank's North African service beginning with the arrival of Panzer-Regiment 5 in Tripoli and ending with the advance to El Alamein in late 1942. Using archive photos and extensively researched colour illustrations to examine the Pzkpfw Ill and the Panzer units that took part in the early battles in North Africa. A key section of this book displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted m...

Holidays with Hitler: State Sponsored Fun in Nazi Germany

Product code:  07960MIL
Holidays with Hitler tells the story of German leisure time and state-sponsored fun under the Nazi regime. Nathan Morley looks at consumerism, entertainment and travel in German society, and offers a vivid portrait of what it was like to visit as a foreign tourist seeking fun in a totalitarian state. An important part of Nazi policy was the vast Strength through Joy programme, headed by Dr Robert Ley, a brash and fanatical party member. It allowed fourteen million people to enjoy annual vacation...

The British Army in Germany - 1st Armoured Division and other units - from 2000 until the end

Product code:  12367MIL
The British Army of the Rhine had a presence in Germany for 70 years. With the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, all Western forces were drastically reduced. The BAOR was no exception. This Photo Album celebrates their final years through the eyes of a native German whose enthusiasm for British armour, and the huge variety of other military vehicles, shines through. This book covers all arms and services within the British Army based in Germany throughout this period. The focus lies on the depl...

Meat Grinder: The Battles for the Rzhev Salient 1942-43

Product code:  51819MIL
An engrossing history of the desperate battles for the Rzhev Salient, a forgotten story brought to life by the harrowing memoirs of German and Russian soldiers. The fighting between the German and Russian armies in the Rzhev Salient during World War II was so grisly, so murderous, and saw such vast losses that the troops called the campaign The Meat Grinder. Though millions of men would fight and die there, the Rzhev Salient does not have the name recognition of Leningrad or Moscow. It was simpl...

Captured Vehicles in Wehrmacht Service

Product code:  21264MIL
This book contains hundreds of historical photos documenting the vast resources which fell into the hands of the German Army during the early WWII campaigns in the West and East until 1945. Very little reference material is available regarding captured enemy war material used in service with the Wehrmacht during the war. This book fills the gap.

WWP R087 BTR-40 Soviet and IDF Variants

Product code:  09906MIL
Contains a plethora of colour photos. Content covers history, walkaround, interior-detail, engine detail and chassis detail.

Tankograd Gesamtwerk Leopard 2 - the Full Story

Product code:  19532MIL
LIMITED EDITION PRINT. The Full Story of the Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank and the Leopard 2-based Combat Support Vehicles – Development, Service, All Variants – German Bundeswehr and International. The Leopard 2 is a legend. Today, due to dramatic developments on NATO’s eastern flank, tanks are back in the forefront of military weapon systems for land forces. Although it has been in service for more than 43 years, the German Leopard 2 main battle tank and its associated family of vehicles remain ...