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New Vanguard 284 Soviet Armoured Cars 1936-45

Product code:  31835MIL
The armoured car has an important place in the early history of Soviet armoured fighting vehicles AFVs they were the most important AFV during the Russian Civil War and figured prominently in the mechanization of the Red Army that began in late 1929. The 1930s saw the development and production of a wide variety of armoured cars, which were used extensively in Soviet conflicts from then on. They saw service in the Spanish Civil War, in the 1939 Manchurian conflict with Japan, and in the occupati...

Schwere Panzer: Konigstiger, Jagdtiger, Elefant

Product code:  66232MIL
Modellers will appreciate the complete coverage of the Wehrmacht heavy tanks and Panzerjager the Panzerkampfwagen Tiger II Königstiger, 71-ton Jagdtiger, and the 68-ton Jagdpanzer Tiger P Elefant in this book. It features wartime black and white photos and diagrams of every interior and exterior detail of these vehicles along with Uwe Feist detailed illustrations.

Tiger 1 Sturmtiger

Product code:  66231MIL
Tiger I and Sturmtiger, This book provides the tank enthusiast with comprehensive coverage of the most popular WWII tank in history – the Tiger I heavy tank. It also takes an in-depth look at the Sturmtiger assault gun with its massive 380-millimetre mortar. Featuring photos of every detail of these vehicles along with some colour photos and Uwe Feist illustrations, it is a must-have for German armour enthusiasts.

Panzerkampfwagen Panther

Product code:  66230MIL
Uwe Feist and Bruce Culver look at the German Panther tank in detail, in this 180-page landscape format book. Useful for modellers, it includes 360-photos, including close-ups, interior views and engine photos. Virtually every detail of this famous tank is covered. As is now standard for Feist’s books, a total of 14 colour drawings are included.

First Canadian Army: Victory in Europe 1944-45

Product code:  02717MIL
A pictorial history of the decisive role played by Canada in the final year of World War II. After Dunkirk, as the tattered remnants of Britain's best troops returned home without their heavy weapons, Canadian troops moved in to defend northwest Europe, sending in virtually all of its disposable weapon resources and 368,000 soldiers. The majority of these were to be part of the First Canadian Army, which would play a key role leading to the unconditional surrender by Nazi Germany on May 9, 1945....

The Reckoning: The Defeat of Army Group South 1944

Product code:  37912MIL
The Reckoning is vivid history, the tragic Eastern Front brought to life through the widest range of Russian and German sources. By the end of 1944 the Red Army was poised on the very frontiers of the Third Reich. How had the once unstoppable, mighty Wehrmacht faltered so disastrously. Certainly it had suffered defeats before, in particular the vast catastrophe of Stalingrad, but it was in 1944 that the war was ultimately lost. It was no longer a case of if but rather when the Red Army would ...

T-34 An Illustrated History of Stalin's Greatest Tank

Product code:  84951MIL
The T-34 was one of the most remarkable tanks of the Second World War. Although the Red Army suffered continual heavy tank losses, the rugged and reliable T-34 was an immense success story and was ultimately instrumental in turning the tide of the war. This photographic history follows the story of this exceptional armoured vehicle from its disastrous first action during Operation Barbarossa to its miraculous defence of Moscow, its envelopment of the Axis forces at Stalingrad and victory at Kurs...

Images of War: The Long Range Desert Group in Action 1940-43

Product code:  77416MIL
The Long Range Desert Group has a strong claim to the first Special Forces unit in the British Army. This superb illustrated history follows the LRDG from its July 1940 formation as the Long Range Patrol in North Africa, tasked with intelligence gathering, mapping and reconnaissance deep behind enemy lines. Manned initially by New Zealanders, in 1940 the unit became the LRDG with members drawn from British Guards and Yeomanry regiments and Rhodesians.

Images of War: Hitler's Panther Tank Battalions 1943-1945

Product code:  65451MIL
From July 1943 to the Nazis final defeat in May 1945 the Panther main battle tank and its variants were the mainstay of Germanys armoured forces. This superbly engineered fighting vehicle offered a lethal combination of firepower, mobility and protection. The Panther saw non-stop fighting on the Eastern, Western and Italian fronts. Using rare and often unpublished contemporary photographs with full captions and authoritative text, it provides a comprehensive coverage of elite Panther battalions ...

German Mountain Troops 1939-42

Product code:  09100MIL
Fifteen elite mountain divisions and a multitude of small units fought for the Wehrmacht during World War II. They fought on all fronts, operating in hostile environments ranging from the far north to Libya, the Atlantic to the Caucasus - serving in all the "hot spots." This book, the culmination of some four decades of research and the support of many veterans and collectors, describes the life, operations and equipment of these specialist units.

Operation Bagration: The Soviet Destruction of German Army Group Center 1944

Product code:  09230MIL
Bagration was the code word that the Soviet Army gave for their summer offensive in 1944. This massive offensive led to the destruction of the German Army Group Centre and was the greatest military defeat ever experienced by the German Army during World War Two. This book provides an absorbing insight into the German defeat and the Russian offensive using a wide variety of rare and previously unpublished photographs. With detailed captions and text together with 20 artist profiles and maps, the ...

German Tanks of World War Two

Product code:  95745MIL
This book features a unique collection of colour illustrations, showing in detail the vehicles development and differences in design. The artwork is accompanied by descriptions and technical information about each tank.