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Royal Marines Deal: A Pictorial History

Product code:  40810MIL
Deal, Kent was the place the Royal Marines were created. Young men arrived raw and left as Royal Marines. From 1861 Deal Barracks was the home to the Royal Marines and this book tells the history, in detail with numerous photos from over the years.

Tank Warfare 1939-45

Product code:  67622MIL2
On the battlefields of Europe and North Africa during the Second World War tanks played a key role, and the intense pressure of combat drove forward tank design and tactics at an extraordinary rate. In a few years, on all sides, tank warfare was transformed. This is the dramatic process that is chronicle in this heavily illustrated history. Describing the fundamentals of pre-war tank design and compare the theories formulated in the 1930s as to how they should be used in battle. Then they show h...

Forgotten Archives 3: The Lost Signal Corps Photos

Product code:  32218MIL
The search for and discovery of seldom seen and unpublished US Army Signal Corps photographs formed the backbone of the first two volumes of ‘Forgotten Archives.’ In this third instalment, author Darren Neely continues his search for new imagery in unknown archives, while broadening contact with veteran’s families. This superbly produced 240-page book features 249 clear, high-quality photographs of US and German fighting vehicles, which are complemented by 8-pages of specially commissioned colou...

WWP R090 British Airborne Jeeps in Detail

Product code:  09760MIL
Contains a plethora of colour photos. Content covers history, walkaround, interior-detail, engine detail and chassis detail.

Achtung Tiger! Le Char Tigre au Combat Vol.2

Product code:  03267MIL
The parent of a legendary armored family, the Panzer VI Tiger was associated with all of the Wehrmacht’s military campaigns during the second half of the war. No less than ten Abteilungen from the Heer and three from the Waffen-SS will be fitted with it, whether in the Tiger I or Tiger II version. We must add to this the three battalions of heavy tank destroyers equipped with Jagdpanzer Elefant and Jagdtiger, machines resulting respectively from the unsuccessful competitor of Tiger I for the fir...

Last Panzer Battles in Hungary - Spring 1945

Product code:  83292MIL
In the final phase of the Second World War, the 6. Panzerarmee was the last army available to the German military leadership that was more or less intact and capable of launching a major offensive. After it had been withdrawn from the Western Front in the aftermath of the failed Ardennes counteroffensive, it was replenished with men and equipment as fully as was possible given the circumstances and, as a result, almost regained its autumn 1944 strength. It would not have been a surprise if it ha...

Fortress Budapest Vol.1&2 The Siege of the Hungarian Capital 1944-45

Product code:  07252MIL
Two Volume set. The struggle for the Hungarian capital in 1944-45, like the battle fought in the bend of the River Don, left an indelible scar on the collective memory of the Hungarian people. Although the military history of the battle fought within the territory of Budapest has been discussed by several authors, using various approaches, no genuinely comprehensive account, based on a balanced study of relevant archival sources of the opposing sides, has been previously published. Bulgarian res...

Fontenay - Rauray: The Bear and Fox, Ready for the Fray

Product code:  49987MIL
FRENCH LANGAUGE BOOK. Fontenay – Rauray: The Bear and Fox, Ready for the Fray is the ultimate study of the British 8th Armoured Brigade and 49th Infantry Division. The book focusses on engagements at Audrieu – Fontenay-le-Pesnel – Rauray between 13 June and 1 July 1944. After more than 12 years of researching war diaries, documents and multiple personal accounts; the author has been able to retrace an accurate day-to-day chronology of the battle, sometimes by the hour, particularly those of Oper...

German MG34 and MG42 Machine Guns: In World War II

Product code:  59361MIL
The German MG (Maschinengewehr) 34, along with the later-war MG 42, was a recoil-operated, air-cooled machine gun and is considered the world’s first general-purpose machine gun. Considered the most advanced machine gun in the world at the time, its ease of mobility and high rate of fire—900 rounds per minute—made it ideal both for infantry and antiaircraft use. First entering service during the Spanish Civil War in 1936, it remained in Wehrmacht service through the end of WWII in 1945, along wi...

New Vanguard 280 World War II German Super-Heavy Siege Guns

Product code:  37172MIL
As the outbreak of World War II approached, Nazi Germany ordered artillery manufacturers Krupp and Rheimetall-Borsig to build several super-heavy siege guns, vital to smash through French and Belgian fortresses that stood in the way of the Blitzkrieg. These 'secret weapons' were much larger than the siege artillery of World War I and included the largest artillery piece of the war, the massive 80cm railway gun 'schwere Gustav' (Heavy Gustav). However, these complex and massive artillery pieces r...

Legends of Warfare: Panzerkampfwagen III Germany's Early WWII Main Tank

Product code:  59583MIL
The Panzerkampfwagen III, or Panzer III as it is more commonly known, was a fixture in German armour formations during WWII. Initially developed to combat armoured vehicles, in time the type evolved into an infantry support tank. Although production of the Panzer III ended in 1943, the type remained in service through to the end of the war.

US Army Ambulances and Medical Vehicles in World War II

Product code:  08653MIL
Of all the armies involved in World War II, the U.S. Army developed the most sophisticated system for the transport and treatment of injured and sick soldiers, pushing the boundaries of available technology to give their men the best chance of not only survival but a full recovery. Each infantry regiment had a medical detachment that was tasked with conserving the strength of the regiment by not only providing medical and dental treatment but also undertaking all possible measures to keep the re...