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Colour plates by Michael Youens. — Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1973. — 48 p. — ISBN 0-85045-148-5. Initially British officials were reluctant to accept the offers of loyal subjects to form fighting units but eventually the potential of a Provincial corps was realized. Yet they never received the whole-hearted support of the British regular army and this was a factor in their evental...
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Osprey Publishing, 1972. — 48 p. — ISBN 9780-85045-084-5. In 1921, Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Gerald Peake formed the Arab Legion as a police force in the former British protectorate of Transjordan. The Legion's main roles were to keep order among Transjordian tribes and safeguard the villagers from Bedouins. In subsequent years, under the leadership of Glubb Pasha, the Arab...
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №003 посвящен шотландскому пехотному полку Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №004 посвящен германским войскам 1870 - 1888 гг.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №005 посвящен австро-венгерским войскам периода Наполеоновских войн.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №006 посвящен австро-венгерским войскам периода Семилетней войны (1756 - 1763 гг).
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №007 посвящен Брауншвейгскому чёрному корпусу.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №008 посвящен шотландскому пехотному батальону Black Watch.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №009 посвящен прусской армии под командованием Гебхарда Леберехта фон Блюхера 1813 - 1815 гг.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №010 посвящен пехотному полку Восточного Кента Buffs.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №011 посвящен шассерам императорской гвардии Наполеона.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №012 посвящен ирландскому полку Connaught Rangers.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №013 посвящен казакам России и Украины.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №014 посвящен Английской революции XVII века.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №015 посвящен гренадерам императорской гвардии Наполеона.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №016 посвящен прусской армии Фридриха II Великого.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №017 посвящен Французскому Иностранному легиону.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению армий, подразделений и знаменитых воинов начиная с древних времен и до современных конфликтов. Огромное количество цветных рисунков военной формы, знамен, знаков отличия и т.п. Выпуск Men-at-Arms №014 посвящен армии Джорджа Вашингтона.
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This book examines the uniforms and equipment, history and organisation of the Iron Brigade during the American Civil War. The major battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg are all covered. Uniforms are shown in full colour artwork.
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In 1941 the Allied forces in the Pacific were devastatingly unprepared for the onslaught of the Japanese Army, which by this time had been fighting for ten years on the Manchurian front. The Allies paid dearly for their lack of planning and found themselves defeated time and time again as the seasoned Japanese forces swept through the Pacific colonies. This book examines the...
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Contents · Princess Anne’s Regiment · First Battle Honours · The West Indies · The New World · The Queen’s Own, 96th of Foot · New Zealand · The Crimea · The Indian Mutiny · Afghanistan · South Africa · The Great War · The Western Front · The Vineyard · ‘A Bloody Slogging Match’ · The Twenty Years’ Armistice · The Second World War · SIngapore · The Chindits · Kohima to Mandalay...
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Members of the Lutwaffe served as infantry, artillery, tank crews and service troops in all the major theatres of World War II. Shortages of fuel and aircraft meant that Luftwaffe personnel were made available for other tasks and this volume looks at some of the Field Divisions that saw action in the war. The elite paratroopers of the Airborne units did see extensive service...
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The peace of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748 did not end the hostility between the French and British in North America. The French began by inciting the native tribes but it was only in 1756 that war was officially declared. The newly appointed French general was the Marquis de Montcalm-Gozon de Saint-Veran.A brilliant and much loved officer, montcalm was hampered by the bitter factional...
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For the first three years of the Second World War the German Army's armoured formations dominated the world's battlefields. During this period the Panzerwaffe swept away all that was before them, achieving victories over numerically superior and sometimes better equipped opponents. This remarkable book by Martin Windrow deals with one of the German Army's most effective and feared...
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The Royal Regiment of Artillery originated in 1716, when two companies of artillery were formed to ensure that a regular force of gunners was readily available. The Regiment expanded rapidly in the 18th century and, since then, has seen service in campaigns worldwide, from the Boer and Crimean wars of the 19th century, to World Wars I and II. Today the Regiment forms a powerful...
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For almost three centuries the Royal Scots Greys have had the proud distinction of being Scoland’s only regular cavalry regiment, famed for their distinguished service record from Marlborough’s wars to World War II. Indeed, the Greys at Waterloo form one of the most memorable features of military history. With their cry of ‘Scotland forever!’ they charged upon the French ranks...
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This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the Russian Army that fought in the Crimean War. Field army, infantry, artillery and cavalry are all covered, together with details of High Command and summaries of key battles. Uniforms are shown in full illustrated detail.
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Osprey Publishing, 1979, 48 pages.This book recounts the development of a standing Russian army from the END of the 16th century to the million strong force that resisted Napoleon. The Russians were heavily defeated at the battle of Austerliz but in the Armistice period that followed the Russians regrouped and several improvements were made. In1812 when Napoleon invaded this new...
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In the years between the Russian Revolution of 1917 and World War II, the Soviet Army underwent dramatic changes in conscription, organization and effectiveness. The Russian Army in World War I had been lacking in leadership and drive, but was transformed by the Soviets into a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced by its crucial victory at Stalingrad. Enhanced by colour plates,...
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‘Look!’ There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Rally behind the Virginians!’ With these words General Bee ensured the reputation of Thomas Jackson and his troops who were fighting alongside him at the battle of the the First Bull Run. This reputation was enhanced during Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley campaign and other operations where the Stonewall Brigade’s actions gained the...
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Contents · Early Days 1857-1914 · The First World War · The Years Between the Wars, 1919-1939 · The Second World War · The Plates
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This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the United States Marine Corps, from 1775, through their service in World Wars 1 and 2, through to Korea and Vietnam. Uniforms are shown in full illustrated detail.
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The US cavalry has distinguished itself in battle since the American Revolution of the 1770s. Since then, the cavalry has seen action in the American Civil War and in frequent battles with Native American tribes on the western frontier, and more recently in World War II and the Korean War. This book details the history of the cavalry from its formation to the late 1960s, while...
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In the early 1920s, a tiny group was formed within the SA to serve as Hitler's personal bodyguard. Originally labelled the 'Stosstruppe Adolf Hitler', they later became known as the SS – Schutz Staffeln, or 'protection squads'. From these humble beginnings, the SS rose to a nominal strength of 38 divisions of over 800,000 men by 1945, representing a sizeable portion of Germany's...
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At the beginning of the Napoleonic period the British Army's record left something to be desired. During the Peninsular War, however, Wellington led and trained an army that never knew a major defeat on the field. Even Wellington himself described his army as 'able to go anywhere or do anything'. This book examines the formidable British Army which played an integral part in...
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Typically the United States is said to have declared war on Great Britain in 1812 because of the Royal Navy's impressment of American seamen and the British desire to create an Indian buffer state. An Englishman William Cobbett, described the real cause of the conflict: 'There seemed to be wanting just such a war as this to complete the separation of England from America; and to...
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Osprey Publishing, 1975 - 48 p. On June 27, 1862, with the American Civil War already a year old, General Robert E. Lee assumed personal command of troops engaged in driving the Federal Army of the Potomac out of Richmond – troops which would henceforth be known as The Army of Northern Virginia. Philip Katcher explores in absorbing detail all aspects of the army, including...
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Osprey Publishing, 1975 - 48 p. For General George B. McClellan, the dejected Union troops who poured into Washington fresh from defeat at Bull Run on Monday, July 22, 1861, were to provide the raw material which he would train, equip, organize and ultimately transform from a mere mob into an effective fighting force. In October 1861, the Army of the Potomac officially came...
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For sheer guts, the Redcoats' behaviour at Bunker Hill, Saratoga and other bloody encounters has rarely been surpassed. The Americans won, but only just, and then thanks to foreign intervention and a small number of dedicated and valiant patriots who were continually let down by their own people. Robin May's splendid work looks at the British Army that fought in the American...
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The British Army's involvement in the Crimean War of 1854-56 is often remembered only for the ill-advised 'charge of the Light Brigade' during the battle of Sevastopol as memorialized in Tennyson's poem. Nevertheless, the British Army, together with the French and Turkish armies, posed a formidable threat to Russia's expansionist ambitions. This book examines the uniforms of the...
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The Gurkhas have a long and distinguished service record. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the Gurkha rifles. It traces the 19th origins of the now famous Gurkha regiments and also covers their service history during the Great Mutiny and the 3rd Afghan War. During the two World Wars the Gurhah rifles performed countless tours of duty and...
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The King's German Legion was the largest and most respected of the foreign corps which fought as integrated elements of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. The light and heavy cavalry, light and line infantry, and horse and foot artillery of the KGL made major contributions to Wellington's victories during the Peninsular War, and several units covered themselves with...
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452554. On October 14th, 1808, Napoleon persuaded Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig of Oldenburg to join the Confederation of the Rhine by the Treaty of Erfurt – the military contingent to be maintained by the duchy was set at an infantry battalion of 800 men in six companies. Similarly, Friedrich August, Herzog of Nassau, was charged,...
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Austria's defeat at the battle of Hohenlinden, on 3 December 1800, created a power vacuum in the area now known as Germany, and Napoleon lost little time in transforming this zone into a pro-French 'cordon sanitaire', creating as he did so the Duchy of Berg, which he later united with Kleve. Like Kleve-Berg, Westfalia was also ruled entirely according to French law, and both...
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In 1795 the kingdom of Poland fell prey to her stronger neighbours, Russia, Prussia and Austria. Following the death of the king of Poland in 1798, his kingdom was divided among these three neighbouring powers. France became increasingly involved, and protested at Poland's treatment, offering refuge for Polish exiles. On 11 October 1796 the Polish Legion was formed in the French...
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 47 p. — ISBN 0-85045-528-6. Although the common Roman fighting men themselves have left no account, much literature has survived from antiquity. The wealth of archaeological finds, plus the study of surviving Roman scultpure has allowed hisorians to learn much about the nature of the Roman army which conquered an astonishing expanse of territory....
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Osprey Publishing, 1975. — 40 p. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the South Wales Borderers, from Marlborough's Wars through to World War 2. The regiment's service in the Napoleonic wars, the Zulu War and in India are all covered. Uniforms are shown in full illustrated detail.
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Osprey Publishing, 1974. — 48 p. The British victory at Quebec in 1759 was a landmark in the history of North America. In this 'year of miracles', according to Horace Walpole, one could 'never afford to miss a single copy of a newspaper for fear of missing a British victory somewhere'. Of all the pivotal figures in the Seven Years' War, a cast which included George Washington,...
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Osprey Publishing, 1971. — 40 p. The Coldstream Guards is the oldest serving regular regiment in the British Army. First called "Monck's Regiment of Foot," the regiment was formed by Oliver Cromwell in 1650, and was later renamed the "Coldstream Guards" after the Scottish village where Monck assembled his troops before marching into London. In the years following the English...
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Osprey Publishing, 1975. — 40 p. Almost continual warfare raged in Europe during the period 1300-1500. These wars were the furnaces in which many of the modern European nations were forged. Parallel with this emergence of the nations came the development of national armies to protect the newly-won borders and independence, yet throughout this period the old feudal method of...
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Osprey Publishing, 1975. — 40 p. The book describes the Spanish army of the Napoleonic Wars. Describes the transformation of the army, as well as uniforms, structure, weapons etc.
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Osprey Publishing, 1975. — 40 p. The book describes the Royal Green Jackets. Describes the transformation of the army, as well as uniforms, structure, weapons etc.
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Osprey Publishing, 1976. — 40 p. The book describes the German army of the WW2 in the African Company. Describes the transformation of the army, as well as uniforms, structure, weapons etc.
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Osprey Publishing, 1975. — 40 p. The book describes the Artillery of the Napoleonic Wars. Describes the transformation of the army, as well as uniforms, structure, weapons etc.
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Osprey Publishing, 1976. — 40 p. The book describes the Dragoons and lancers of the Napoleonic Wars. Describes the transformation of the army, as well as uniforms, structure, weapons etc.
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850452538. The story of the regulars and volunteers who fought in the Mexican-American War, detailing the infantry, cavalry, artillery and staff of both the American and Mexican armies.
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London: Osprey Publisher, 1994. — 39 p. By the end of the nineteenth century the fame of the Zulu was world-wide, and their army was one of the few non-European military organizations to have become the subject of serious historical study. Their very name is still synonymous with bravery, discipline and military skill. This excellent addition to Osprey's Men-at-Arms series...
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452589. The Landsknechts were German mercenaries who served during the reigns of Maximilian I and Charles V in the sixteenth century. Having signed up, these Landsknechts were read a very detailed code of conduct, organized into companies, paid one month in advance, and sent into battle! Their major weapon was the pike, which could be...
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452546. In the Sudan in 1881 an obscure son of a carpenter pronounced himself the ‘Mahdi’ or ‘Guided One of the Prophet’, the long-expected Messiah of the Islamic faith. His influence was so strong that Egypt (co-ruled by Britain and France) was plunged into war. Robert Wilkinson-Latham provides an absorbing account of the Sudan...
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Osprey Publishing, 1976. — 48 p. This book details the Scandinavian armies involved in the Napoleonic Wars, beginning with the siege of Copenhagen in 1807, to the fall of Denmark and the invasion of Norway in 1813. The text is accompanied by colour plates detailing the uniforms and equipment of the Scandinavian armies.
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452511. Beginning with a chronology of Portugal's part in the Peninsular War, this book examines the uniforms, equipment and organization of the Portuguese army's various units.
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452570. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the armies that fought in the Boer War. Both sides are covered, and the campaigns summarised.
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850450497. The wars between whites and Indians, the most famous of which were fought on the great Western plains between 1860 and 1890, were among the most tragic of all conflicts ever fought. To the victor went no less than the complete domination of the continent, to the loser total extinction. Accustomed only to small scale skirmishing...
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850450969. Owing to the heavy casualties suffered by the carabiniers in the 1809 campaign, the Emperor decreed that they should be armoured to the same advantage as the cuirassiers. In this way the two corps drew together in being the only troops of the Grande Armeé who were armoured, while at the same time they diverged in breaking away...
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850452481. This book explores the changes in the uniforms of the Royal Navy from the 18th Century to 1970. It includes details from the dress regulations as laid down in the first official illustrated text on the topic, which dated from 1825, up through the present day, and addresses all variations for climate, rank, and equipment...
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452503. Originally Churchill’s second choice as a commander, Montgomery was to make the 8th Army his own. Indeed, his first task as the new commander-elect of was to restore the morale of the army. The desert army quickly assumed the character of their forthright and cocksure commander, and the troops confidently expected victory. This...
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850452597. On the 24 April 1855, Colonel Carmichael Smyth held a parade of the ninety skirmishers of the 3rd Light Cavalry of the Bengal Army at Meerut, some 30 miles from Delhi. The disastrous events that followed sparked an almost wholesale mutiny of the Honourable East India Company's Bengal Native Army. Had the ensuing uprising...
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452694. The chasseurs, being the indigenous French light horse, can perhaps therefore be equated best with the infantry demi-brigades of this period, a half-trained, unprofessional, make-shift collection, making up with zeal what they lacked in experience, a qualification which in no way diminished the importance of their role within...
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452716. The stories of the many battles fought between the Greeks and the Persians are here splendidly brought to life by Jack Cassin-Scott, who details the tactics, organisation and uniforms of the armies of both sides.
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850455227. At the time of the Second World War, the United States Army took an unusual approach, for the period, towards the design of its uniforms. Rather than attempt to find an all-purpose outfit, such as the British battledress, it attempted to design special-purpose dress for every possible duty, from combat in cold climates to dress...
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452732. The uniform of the British Army underwent many changes between 1965 and 1980. This book catalogues these changes and outlines in detail the many regimental distinctions which exist throughout this old and prestigious army. Among the formations examined are the Household Division, the Royal Armoured Corps, the Scottish Division,...
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Osprey Publishing, 1977. — 50 p. — ISBN 0840452759. For over a hundred years British and Indian troops were engaged on the North-West Frontier of India policing the tribes, mounting expeditions, and guarding against the ever-present threat from Russia. This book details not only the three Afghan wars but also the issues surrounding Chitral, Malakand and Tirah.
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452848. General Sir David Fraser tells the story of this famous regiment; their beginnings, customs, battles and traditions from their formation as 'The Royal Regiment of Guards' in 1656 down to our own times. It is a remarkable story that includes Marlborough's campaigns in the struggle against France, the battle of Waterloo, the...
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850452821. Viewed largely as a confrontation between democracy and fascism, the resulting civil war proved to be of enormous international significance. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy intervened to assist General Franco, while the Soviet Union came to the aid of the Republican forces. This book explains the background to the war and charts...
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850451256. In the early crusades men of all ranks from all over Europe took the cross and went to fight Islam as volunteers. Some went out of religious fervour, others to escape the plagues and famine which were rife at the time, still others in search of land or a fortune in loot. Fighting alongside all of these were the armies raised in...
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452465. Napoleon's Hussars made their first real impact in 1806 with their astonishing pursuit of the Prussians over 1,160km from the river Saale to the Oder in twenty-five days. They then capped this feat on arrival when, by dint of audacious demonstrations by the 500 men of the combined 5th and 7th Hussars, the 6,000-strong Prussian...
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Oxford, New York: Osprey Publishing, 1990. - 41 pp. In the summer of 1804, the eagle was chosen as the symbol of the French Army by Napoleon himself. The Emperor's sculptor, Chaudet, made the original model, and from this were cast bronze copies in the workshop of Thomire, which would be proudly borne into battle by many a French regiment. This fascinating work by Terence Wise...
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Oxford, New York: Osprey Publishing, 1991. - 48 pp. From the Liebfahne and Ordinärfahne of Austria, to the eagle and wreath of Russia, the flags of the Napoleonic Wars comprised a range of designs and colors. The second in a series of three volumes focusing on flags of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), this book examines the patterns, colors and guidons of Austria, Britain,...
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850451264. This fascinating book by Michael Barthorp provides an outline of the campaigns and examines in greater detail the armies which marched and fought amid the desert sands and relics of earlier civilisations.
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 39 p. — ISBN 085045283x. This fascinating book by Donald Fosten and Robert Marrion explores in great detail the organisation, tactics, weapons, uniforms, equipment and origins of this army that fought in World War I from its start in 1914 to their ultimate defeat in 1918.
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452872. The Crimean War, and campaigns in India, had revealed serious administrative and command shortcomings. Cardwell's legislation was aimed at curing these faults and served as the foundation of a new-style army. His successors put into practice further improvements in tactics, training and command structure and by the outbreak of...
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 46 p. — ISBN 0850451760. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the US Army from 1890 to 1920. The Spanish-American War, China, Mexico and World War I are all covered.
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850452880. This title examines some of the most colourful and fanciful uniforms in military history, those of Napoleon's Guard Cavalry.
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Osprey Publishing, 1978. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850452996. This book examines the command and staff system of Wellington's army, and the background, character and war records of his commanding officers.
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 40 pp. — ISBN: 0-85045-301-1. If there is one thing we can be sure of concerning the Saxons, Vikings and Normans who inhabited the medieval world, it is that they were a good deal more advanced than some writings would have us believe. This fascinating book by Terence Wise explores the history, organization, clothing, equipment and weapons of Saxon,...
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 49 p. — ISBN 085045302x. In 1543 three Portuguese merchants entered a turbulent Japan, bringing with them the first firearms the Japanese had ever seen: simple matchlock muskets called arquebuses. They proved a decisive addition to the Japanese armoury, as for centuries the samurai had fought only with bow, sword and spear. In 1575, one of the greatest...
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850453054. Napoleon's method of command was such that he expected his marshals to obey, not initiate; and he slowly set out to ensure that his senior officers became merely blind agents who executed his orders without hesitation, discussion or personal opinion.
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850453034. The Republican French were active in the export of revolution, and in 1796-1800 Napoleon saw that the inhabitants of northern Italy were ripe for conversion to the cause. French victories in 1798 and 1800 secured his hold on the area, and he at once began reorganising the many small states which then made up the territory of...
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 40 pp. — ISBN: 0-85045-306-2. The Byzantines had a remarkably sophisticated approach to politics and military strategy. Unlike most of their contemporaries, they learnt very early in their history that winning a battle did not necessarily win a war, and they frequently bought off their enemies with treaties and bribes rather than squander men and...
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850453097. In the battles of Jena and Auerstädt, where the Prussians were crushed by Napoleon, the Saxons excelled beyond comparison. Amidst the defeat and confusion, they withdrew in full control, with regular pace and band playing, stopping to engage whenever the enemy grew too close. Recognising the martial value of such troops,...
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850453089. This book provides an overview of the component cavalry regiments in the years between the Great Mutiny of 1857 and the outbreak of World War I.
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850453070. The Indian Army underwent significant changes in command, organization and composition from the time of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-59, to the outbreak of World War I. Prior to the Mutiny, the government of British India was exercised by the East India Company, who divided the country into three Presidencies, each with its own army...
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 46 p. The year AD 122 was the first time a Roman Emperor had set foot in the Province of Britannia since the invasion in AD43. No doubt he had read many reports concerning the damage caused by marauding tribesmen crossing from what is now Scotland into the Province. Hadrian, therefore, decided - in the words of his biographer - 'to build a wall to...
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850453348. During the 14th and 15th centuries military tactics in Europe underwent a period of sustained transformation of which the outcome was the rejuvenation of the footsoldier as the major tactical unit. One nation alone stands principally responsible for this development - the Swiss Confederation. For centuries the mounted knights had...
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850453356. In the year 1900, an unprecedented co-operation occurred between the eight major military powers of the world. For more than a year military and naval personnel from Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Russia and the United States fought together against a common enemy. That enemy was a society whose...
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Osprey Publishing, 1979. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850453364. This books shows how at the beginning of the Seven Years' War, Austria seized the lead by introducing new light field pieces - the 3pdr., 6pdr., and 12pdr. guns - and some excellent light howitzers.
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850453461. This book chronicles Marlborough's campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession, detailing the tactics, troops and uniforms of his army.
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 51 p. — ISBN 085045347x. In a desperate attempt to stop the trafficking of British goods, Napoleon absorbed Holland, parts of Westfalia, the Duchy of Oldenburg and the Hanseatic towns of Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck into Metropolitan France in 1810. The armies raised from these areas fought as allies of the French or as part of France itself from 1795 to...
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850453488. Coats of arms were at first used only by kings and princes, then by their great nobles, but by the mid-13th century arms were being used extensively by the lesser nobility, knights and those who later came to be styled gentlemen. In some countries the use of arms spread even to merchants, townspeople and the peasantry.
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850453496. By World War II women were playing a major auxiliary role in all branches of the armed forces. From the daring female fighter pilots of besieged Russia to the heroic American nurses on the front line, this book looks at the vital jobs that women undertook at a time of national crisis.
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850453577. This title documents both the Conquistadores themselves, and their formidable enemies in the New World - the Aztecs, Incas and Maya.
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850453585. In the early years of the English Civil War, a French traveller in England remarked that the Irish 'are better soldiers abroad than at home'. Between 1585 and 1818, over half a million Irish were lured from their homeland by promises of glory, money and honour in a constant emigration romantically styled 'The Flight of the Wild...
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850453593. This book provides an absorbing account of the organisation, campaigns and uniforms of Germany's Spanish volunteers who fought from 1941-45.
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850453607. The uniforms and insignia of the US forces, including the army, Special Forces, air force, navy and marine corps, are dealt with in detail, together with those of the ARVN, the Allied Forces (such as the Royal Thai Army and Korean troops), and also the Communist NLF (Viet Cong) and NVA forces.
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850453720. No armies in history have ever won so many battles or conquered so much territory. No army has ever provoked such justifiable terror and loathing in its victims, or slaughtered so many of its vanquished.
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Osprey Publishing, 2004. — 47 p. — 0850453739. In 1805, Bavaria allied itself with France and Bavarian troops served with Napoleon during the 1809 campaign against Austria, and participated in the Russian campaign of 1812, before eventually abandoning the Emperor's cause in 1813 prior to the battle of Leipzig. They then engaged Napoleon's troops in combat at the battle of Hanua...
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Osprey Publishing, 1980. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850453747. The period covered by this book begins with the British infantryman entering the Peninsular War wearing the lethal knapsack equipment of the day, and ends with the introduction of the first equipment set made entirely of woven cotton webbing
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 48 p. — ISBN 1855328399. The conflict in South Africa from 1899 to 1902 gave the British military establishment reason to effect swift reforms in the period which followed the end of the hostilities. The humiliating defeats suffered at the hands of a comparatively small number of Boer citizen-soldiers in the opening months of the war showed up...
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Osprey Publishing, 1981. — 48 p. — (Men-at-Arms 109). — ISBN 9780850453843. This text by Terence Wise explores some of the fascinating peoples who comprised the ancient armies of the Middle East: the Sumerians, who were the first to introduce the use of bronze into warfare, and were centuries ahead of the Egyptians in the use of the wheel – The Akkadians, whose citizen army was...
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Osprey Publishing, 1981. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850453852. The Restoration of 1660 is often quoted as the birth date of our modern British Army. While this may be true as far as continuity of unit identity is concerned, the evidence of history shows that the creation of an efficient military machine, and its proving on the battlefield, predates the Restoration by 15 years. It was on the...
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Osprey Publishing, 1981. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850453933. A combination of dynastic disputes, feudal quibbles, trade disagreements and historical antagonism resulted in the opening of the Hundred Years War in 1337. The first major English land victory in this conflict was the Battle of Crécy. This pitted the French army, then considered the best in Europe, against the English under King...
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Osprey Publishing, 1981. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850453879. This book offers a history of British battledress up to 1961, detailing its evolution in design, materials, sizes and applied insignia.
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Osprey Publishing, 1981. — 48 p. Henry V became King of England in 1413. He was one of the great warrior kings of the country, cast in the same mould as Edward I and Edward III. He was just, pious, athletic, chivalrous, acquisitive, ruthless and eager to gain honour on the field of battle. Henry hoped that a successful campaign against the nation's traditional enemy would draw the...
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 46 p. — ISBN 085045395X. The infantry was Wellington's favoured tool, and he played a major role in raising its standards of excellence. He used it carefully, on ground which he selected to give it maximum advantage and protection; and he came to understand its capabilities and weaknesses exactly. In this worthy addition to Opsrey's Men-at-Arms...
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Oxford, New York: Osprey Publishing, 1981. - 48 pp Terence Wise explores in depth the flags, colours and guidons of the Napoleonic wars and details colours, standards and guidons of Anhalt, Kleve-Burg, Brunswick, Denmark, Finland, Hanover, Hesse, the Netherlands, Mecklenburg, Nassau, Portugal, Reuss, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & Westphalia in a text containing a plethora of...
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Osprey Publishing, 1981. — 46 p. — ISBN 0850453968. Since its birth at Kabrti in 1941, the Special Air Service has consistently captured the imagination of the military and public alike by the daring and unconventional nature of its operations. The nature of the tasks and the methods peculiar to the SAS have made it difficult to standardise items of equipment.
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850454174. Polish soldiers fought in nearly every major campaign in the European theatre, and their tale is a complicated and tragic one.
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 54 p. — ISBN 0850454328. Between the first Jacobite rising in 1689 and the final collapse of the cause in 1746, the hopes of the House of Stuart were centred chiefly on Scotland. It is often wrongly assumed that the Jacobite rebellions were a contest between England and Scotland. In fact many Lowland Scots share the feelings of the English, and had cause...
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850454190. In 1803 Sir John Moore's policy was to produce quick-thinking, intelligent, mobile soldiers capable of attacking on their own initiative. Old-style drill manuals, which still governed the training of the mass of British infantry, were set aside; and discipline was maintained, at least to some extent, by appeals to pride in...
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850454204. This book provides a brief review of the careers of some of the most notable figures to achieve high command in the Allied forces, a list that includes General of the Army Omar Bradley, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery, General George Patton and General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850454301. The epic conflict between Rome and Carthage remains one of the most compelling stories of military history. The wars included such legendary events as the crossing of the Alps by Hannibal, and the Battle of Cannae.
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Osprey Publishing, 1982 - 48 p. During the Napoleonic Wars the region of Hesse was divided between Hessen-Kassel and Hessen-Darmstadt. Under Napoleon's patronage, in 1806 Hessen-Darmstadt received all remaining imperial possessions within its borders and was elevated to a Grand Duchy. That same year, Hessen-Kassel, under Imperial Elector Wilhelm I, was dissolved and...
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850454182. The Australians have had a brief military history, by world standards, but they have taken part in nine wars and, British troops apart, they have fought in more countries than the soldiers of any other nation. Friend and foe alike have assessed them as men-at-arms perhaps equalled but never surpassed.
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850454336. This fascinating study by Anthony Kemp outlines the careers and characters of a number of senior German commanders.
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 48 p. — ISBN-10: 0850454484 / ISBN-13: 978-0850454482. During the Middle Ages, Islam was Christian Europe's only civilized and most troublesome neighbor. The Middle Ages saw almost continual strife between these two distinct cultures. By the time the Frankish Crusaders reached the Middle East at the end of the 11th century, Islam had already incorporated...
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 46 p. — ISBN 0850454499. In April 1756 the Horse Guards agreed, with some reluctance, to the addition of a single 'light troop' to most cavalry regiments. From their formation these troops were fashionable and treated as having a special character, and they became so useful that by 1759 it was decided to form complete regiments of light cavalry
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850454506. Surrounded by hostile nations, Israel has fought six victorious wars between 1948 and 1973. For a force which began as an irregular, impoverished and improvised group, this is a formidable record.
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850454514. The modern wars of the Middle East began in 1947, when the Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians and Lebanese were unofficially at war with the Jewish settlers of Palestine. On the 15 May, the day afer Israel was declared a sovreign state, the Arab invasion began. Between then and 1973 five wars occurred: those of 1948; the Sinai War;...
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850454735. These vigorous northern 'barbarians' were the destroyers of the Western Empire of Rome. It was they who delivered the coup de grâce to the dying colossus in the south, subsequently creating medieval Europe, the feudal system and chivalry.
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850454741. Wellington considered the British cavalry to be technically inferior to the French, although paradoxically he also said that one British squadron would be a match for two of the enemy. His main concern was that although the British cavalry lacked neither courage nor dash, they lacked discipline, in that they invariably failed to...
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850454751. Since the end of the First World War they had enjoyed an independence which most of them had not known for centuries, but this was now threatened by the growing power of Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. Instead of combining for self defence, they were bitterly divided. The Munich crisis showed how little reliance could be placed...
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 50 p. — ISBN 085045476X. In June 1948 Communist insurgent forces commenced a guerrilla war to end British rule in Malaya. During the ensuing 12 years of conflict there were 8750 reported 'contacts' between units of the Security Forces and the Communist enemy.
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850454824. On the night of 1-2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led by Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its move against the Falkland Islands. On 3 April British Prime Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher faced an appalled and furious House of Commons to announce that Argentine armed forces had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the...
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850454921. In the early hours of the chilly late-autumn morning, April 2 1982, substantial forces of Argentine Marines, with heavy naval and air support, had invaded the Falkland islands, quickly and almost bloodlessly overwhelming a token garrison of Royal Marines. The following day Argentine forces also invaded the Falklands dependency of...
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Osprey Publishing, 1982. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850454932. During the Falklands conflict, aircraft (both fixed and rotary-wing) were of crucial importance to both sides: in moving reinforcements quickly across the sea and over the islands, in attacking surface vessels, and in providing protection against attacks from both above and below the waves.
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850454778. Mercenaries were a common feature throughout most of Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries, and had been known far earlier. But nowhere did such a sophisticated system of hiring, payment and organisation of mercenaries develop as it did in Italy. The condottiere - whose name came from the condotta or contract between himself and...
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 48 p. Though the 'Scythian period' in the history of Eastern Europe lasted little more than 400 years, the impression these horsemen made upon the history of their times was such that a thousand years after they had ceased to exist as a sovereign people, their heartland and the territories which they dominated far beyond it continued to be known as...
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850454794. This authoritative text examines in detail the historical development of British cavalry equipment 1800-1941.
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850454808. A strong enemy force to one's rear disrupts supplies and communications and makes one more vulnerable to an attack from the front. It also has a major psychological impact. To an aggressor the value of airborne troops, used properly, far outweighs their numerical strength.
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 46 p. — ISBN 0850455113. During the last decades of the 13th century, the ambitious Osman Bey's tiny mountain state took eight frontier castles plus the Turkish town of Eskisehir. In 1299 Osman seized Yenisehir after working up the Kara Su valley. With this as its first real capital, the Ottoman state emerged into history poised above the fertile shores...
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 50 p. — ISBN 085045512X. Napoleon's line infantry was founded upon that of the Ancien Régime. A total re-organisation began on 1 January 1791 with the abolition of the old regimental titles, and over the next two years an increasing number of conscript and volunteer battalions were formed. Their quality varied from the proficiency of the early National...
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850455138. This book details the guerrilla war which was waged in the various regions and the uniforms and equipment of the combatants.
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850455146. On 8 March 1965 some 3,500 US Marines, the first US combat troops to arrive in Vietnam, landed in Da Nang to defend the US air base there. On 8 June, following further reinforcements, General Westmoreland authorised his troops to begin 'offensive patrolling'.
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850455189. This text examines the functioning and organisation of the Burgundian armies from the beginning of his reign until the time of the last of the Valois Dukes.
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850455205. Much myth and fantasy surrounds the events of the Wars of the Roses: a bloody and prolonged dynastic struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster. Terence Wise's fascinating text lays bare the real story, and examines the armies, liveries and badges of the conflict.
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850455219. Although light infantry tactics formed one of the cornerstones of Napoleonic warfare, their employment was by no means restricted to Light regiments. Thus, from the early 1800s if not before, the distinction between Light and Line infantry was largely one of costume and tradition. One marked difference from the Line infantry,...
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Osprey Publishing, 1983. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850455243. This title examines the Wehrmacht's foreign volunteers, taking a close look at their uniforms, organisation and distinctive insignia. Among those covered are the Legion Wallanie, LVF, Ostlegionen, Balkan volunteers, Hiwis, Kalmucks, Cossacks, Baltic, Russian and Ukranian volunteers.
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850455391. The Macedonians were veterans of battle, well equipped and eager for conquest. Add to this Alexander's supreme gifts as military commander and it is little wonder they achieved so much.
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850455405. The Prussian light infantry branch was founded in the reign of Frederick the Great (1740-1786) and continued to develop from then onwards. It was the light troops of the Austrian army, the Croatian border soldiers, which so impressed Frederick in the Seven Years War that he considered it necessary to create an effective...
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 51 p. — ISBN 085045042X. Most historians agree that the Carolingian Age, from the 8th to 10th centuries AD, represented one of the most important turning points in European history. It can be said with some certainty that early Carolingian military success was built on good leadership, adequate administration, and troops whose morale was almost...
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 46 p. — ISBN 0850455427. On 28 September 1066 William of Normandy landed near Hastings and prepared to meet the Anglo-Saxon army of King Harold Godwinson. On 10 October 1066 the two armies met; and after six hours of fighting the Anglo-Saxon army was crushed and their king slain. The Normans set up castles to control the native population, and...
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 46 p. — ISBN 085045543X. At the beginning of this period, the battalions of the Prussian Line usually fought in a linear formation three ranks deep, overwhelming the enemy with fire before a well-timed bayonet attack. By the end, the preferred formation was eight to 12 ranks deep. The responsibility for conducting the fire-fight was now given to the...
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850455340. From the Companions of Alexander to the Varangians of Byzantium, bodies of élite warriors, owing personal allegiance to their sovereign and obeying no others, have illuminated or stained the annals of military history. Napoleon's Imperial Guards probably represent the last true link in a chain spanning the ages.
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 46 p. — ISBN 0850455489. The Arthurian Age; the Celtic Twilight; the Dark Ages; the Birth of England; these are the powerfully romantic names often given to one of the most confused yet vital periods in British history. It is an era upon which rival Celtic and English nationalisms frequently fought. It was also a period of settlement, and of the sword.
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850456045. The ancient warrior code which persisted in medieval Christian Europe dictated that a man's greatest virtues were physical strength, skill at arms, bravery, daring, loyalty to the chieftain and solidarity within the tribe. The primitive Church had been diametrically opposed to such ideals, however by the early 8th century the...
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850455685. This book examines the Royal Marines' service and training from the Suez Crisis of 1956, through to their involvement in Northern Ireland and the Falklands in the 1980s.
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Osprey Publishing, 1984. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850455685. Beginning in World War I, with the introduction of the steel helmet this book charts the development of protective equipment for soldiers and security forces.
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850456061. In 390 BC a Gallic army marched on Rome. A confident Roman army of about 15,000 men sent to bar the way was destroyed. Three days after the battle the Gauls entered Rome, much of which they burnt, and demanded a huge bounty of gold to leave the city.
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850455830. This book provides a day-by-day account of the US invasion of Grenada, focusing on the units and forces deployed. Numerous contemporary photographs and colour plates detail the uniforms and equipment of the US, Cuban and Caribbean forces.
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850455359. This title looks at Napoleon's Middle and Young Guard infantry. The seniority of Guard infantry was only established definitely in 1812 by the Guard's chief of personnel, Courtois. The title 'Young Guard' was assigned to the newly-raised regiments in 1809, but the term 'Middle Guard' came into use about 1811.
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850455715. Although overshadowed by its French counterpart, the Tercio de Extrangeros, 'Regiment of Foreigners' has a rich and eventful history beginning with its formation in 1920. Under the command of LtCol Millán Astray and Comandante Francisco Franco, the Spanish Foreign Legion developed into a formidable force, led by Astray's...
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850455758. Under a leader as renowned as Seydlitz, the Prussian cavalry achieved the nearest to a state of perfection that it was ever going to. So great was its reputation in the Seven Years' War that Napoleon made a special point of warning his men at the beginning of the 1806 campaign to beware of the Prussian cavalry.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850456088. The central plains of North America to the east of the Rocky Mountains were home to the Plains Indians; here the hunting grounds of the twelve "typical" tribes coincided with the grazing range of the largest of the buffalo herds. The adoption of a horse culture heralded the golden age of the Plains Indians – an age abruptly...
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 48 p. — ISBN10 0850456002; ISBN13 9780850456004. Product Description: Throughout the 20th Century, Canadian armies participated in the world's major conflicts, from the Boer War at the dawn of the century (1899-1902), to the Korean War in the 1950s. As part of the British empire, Canada supported Britain in South Africa, and came to the aid of the...
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850456029. This book offers a day-by-day account of the invasion and the subsequent siege of Beirut, an operation that resulted in both the PLO and Israel claiming victory.
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850456142. In the later 15th century, three houses rose above the others; the families of Wittelsbach, Luxemburg and the powerful Austrian Hapsburgs. The struggles of these and other houses, and of the knights and towns, were to be a feature of German history throughout the Middle Ages.
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850456142. In 1808, the Austrian government felt that with the outbreak of the Spanish war, Napoleon would have too much to do to be able to devote large forces to deal with them. On 25 February 1809 Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick entered into an agreement with the Austrians to raise a corps of infantry and cavalry to fight alongside them...
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850456092. This book tells the absorbing story of the US cavalrymen who patrolled the Plains from 1850-90.
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 50 p. — ISBN 085045638X. The occupation of Western Europe by the Wehrmacht brought about the birth of resistance movements in all the countries affected, as well as collaborationist movements directly opposed to the resistance. In effect, the war against Germany became a civil war within each country.
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850456797. The South's fighting men served from the time of their enlistment until the end of the war, receiving poor rations, and even worse clothing - and this despite the fact that one of the first steps taken by the new army was to design a uniform and establish standards for accoutrements and weapons.
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850456827. Traditionally portrayed as a quiet, deeply religious and even humble man, Saladin was a typical product of his day and his culture. This title shows how the societies and military systems that he and his successors led from defeat to eventual triumph were far more sophisticated than is generally realised, and brings vividly to...
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Osprey Publishing, 1985. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850456835. This book details the history, organisation, equipment and uniforms of the Prussian cavalry which fought in the Napoleonic wars.
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850456843. In 1823 Texas was opened to American settlement; over the next 12 years thousands took advantage of the opportunity. During this time the corrupt Santa Anna rose to power. A dishonest and ruthless politician, thief, compulsive gambler, opium addict and liar, he nevertheless gained a measure of popular support and set about...
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850456851. At 4am on Sunday 25 June 1950 powerful North Korean forces invaded South Korea, advancing down the Uijongbu Corridor towards the Southern Capital of Seoul. South Korean troops resisted bravely, but were crushed by overwhelming Northern superiority. Later that day the United Nations Security Council condemned the aggression, and...
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850456886. The Parthians were a warrior people. Though possessing no regular army they were superb horsemen and archers, and in time of war the nobility provided heavily armoured knights mounted on weight-carrying chargers. At Carrhae, it is believed that 20,000 Roman troops out of a force of about 36,000 died at the hands of the Parthians....
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850456899. This title examines in detail the organisation, uniforms, deployment and development of the Austrian infantry during the Napoleonic Wars, covering Line infantry, Light infantry, Grenz-Infanterie, Landwehr militia, and Frei-Corps units.
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850456908. This detailed work is a comprehensive guide to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and weapons of the Union Troops who fought the American Civil War.
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850456916. This book examines Soviet forces in Afghanistan. The origins and conduct of the war and the operational organisation of Soviet forces are discussed. Afghan resistance and weaponry is also examined.
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Osprey Publishing, 1987. — 49 p. — ISBN 085045722X. Special sharpshooters were recruited for skirmishing duty; men whose wounds would have led to their discharge in the past now found themselves guarding important posts in the Veteran Reserve Corps; and large numbers of civilians found themselves in uniform as members of the Telegraph or Hospital Corps.
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850457017. This volume explores the organisation, tactics, history, arms and armour of Rome's Spanish enemies.
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850457261. The mounted troops of the Hapsburg Empire comprised one of the most powerful forces of the Napoleonic Wars. However, from the outset the cavalry's higher command was less capable than its infantry counterpart: appointments were influenced by nepotism and politics, which resulted in commands often being given to those who lacked...
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850457270. The British soldiers who marched off to war in 1914 wore only regimental insignia, yet by the time of the armistice in November 1918, insignia in the British Army had undergone a considerable change. Now visible was a bewildering display of coloured devices on uniforms, helmets, vehicles, guns, signboards and flags.
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Osprey Publishing, 1986. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850457285. The Rhodesian War of 1965-80 is the battle for control of present day Zimbabwe. This book examines the successes and failures of the counter-insurgency campaign of Smith's security forces and the eventual bloody birth of a modern African nation.
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Osprey Publishing Ltd, 1986. — 50 p. В этой прекрасно иллюстрированной книге Майка Чаппела представлен широчайший ассортимент знаков используемый британской армией во время первой Мировой войны.
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Men-at-Arms Series London, Osprey Publisher LTD, 1992. - 50 p. In 1795 the Russian army was as vast as the territory from which it was drawn. The College of War calculated that the regular army amounted to 541,741 men, plus 46,601 enrolled cossacks, and at least a further 100,000 irregular cavalry which could be mobilised in time of war. Inspired by the icons paraded by...
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Osprey Publishing, 1987. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850457386. This fascinating work examines the Apaches, their social structure, religion and warcraft, and outlines the Apache wars and conflicts with the American, including the dramatic story of Crook and Geronimo.
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Osprey Publishing, 1987. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850457394. By the New Year of 1940 the War Office had agreed in principle to (a) the enhancement of officers' badges of rank with cloth in the colour of the arm-of-service; (b) strips of cloth in the same colours to be worn at the top of the sleeves by all ranks; and (c) the wearing of regimental flashes on Battledress.
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850457440. The 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was almost as varied as modern America. Alongside Slavs lived Lithuanians and other Balts, Germans, Tatars, Armenian merchants, Jewish traders, and even a remarkably large populations of Scots. This variety of cultures had a strong influence on the Polish army. Along with the...
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London, Osprey Publisher LTD, 1992. - 48 p. During the Napoleonic era, Russia possessed a vast force of cavalry, forming a greater percentage than that of most European armies. This stemmed partly from their service against the Turks, who had huge numbers of troops, and partly from the fact that much Russian terrain was suitable for the manoeuvre of large bodies of cavalry....
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Osprey Publishing, 1987. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850457475. Many on both sides - not just the South - felt that they were serving their states as much, if not more, than their central governments. Many of the states agreed; the state governments raising their own units, commissioning their officers, and supplying their men. Indeed, many of the units that fought the Civil War were supplied...
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Osprey Publishing, 1987. — 47 p. — ISBN 085045798X. Military affairs occupied a very significant place during Henry VIII's reign, with English armies seeing action against two main enemies: the French and the Scots, of which France was undoubtedly viewed as the principal foe. Henry nursed grandiose ambitions to be acclaimed as the arbiter of European politics, and whilst...
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Osprey Publishing, 1987. — 47 p. — ISBN 0850457995. Irregular, semi-regular and reserve formations comprised a substantial part of the armed forces at the disposal of the Prussian Army throughout the Napoleonic Wars, particularly during the campaigns of the Wars of Liberation, 1813-15. The scale of the uprising of 1813 required the mobilization of all available forces and the...
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Osprey Publishing, 1987. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850457939. This volume detailing the British Army on campaign from 1815-1902, centres on the campaigns in the eventful period from 1816-53: the regiments which took part; the tactics employed; and the changing nature of uniforms and equipment.
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850458005. This book examines the post-1973 development of the armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria, as well as the Palestinian guerrilla and terrorist groups.
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850458331. The Kingdom of Hungary was a vast realm, at least the size of France, that endured throughout the Middle Ages whilst the Byzantine Empire was even more extensive and enduring. The Serbians won themselves a brief but extensive local empire in the 14th century; while the Bulgarians established an effective and cultured state. Other...
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Osprey Publishing, 1987. — 50 p. — ISBN 0850458277. In 1854 the British Army was committed to its first major war against a European power since 1815. The expeditionary force, or 'Army of the East', was despatched to Turkey nominally to support the Ottoman Empire in its war with Russia.
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 49 p. — ISBN 085045834X. In 1870, after completing a 1000-mile trek across Canada, Lt. W.F. Butler, an officer of the British Army, recommended the establishment of a 'well-equipped force from 100 to 150 men, one-third to be mounted' for the purpose of policing the North West; three years later, the North West Mounted Police was established.
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 49 p. — ISBN 085045834X. From the Indian Mutiny of 1857-59, to campaigns in the North-West Frontier, Canada, New Zealand and the Transvaal, the British Army fought to protect its Empire and thwart the expansion of encroaching nations.
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 49 p. — ISBN 0850458412. Napoleon's 'specialist' troops - artillery, engineers and supporting services - were indispensable elements without which no army could have operated, and frequently assumed greater significance than the line regiments.
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850458404. The story of the Christian conquest of the Iberian peninsula which gave rise to the legend of El Cid, is here examined, the history, tactics, arms and armour of the period.
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 48 p. Portugal was both the first and the last of the great European colonial powers. For 500 years Portugal had colonies in Africa. In 1960, as liberation movements swept across colonial Africa, the Portuguese flag still flew over vast expanses of territory across the continent. The spread of decolonization and the establishment of independent states...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. Louis XIV's army was in many ways the first modern army. After assuming power in 1661, Louis abolished the post of Colonel Général of Infantry so he could exercise direct control over the armed forces in his realm. The king demanded order, discipline and absolute loyalty from his army, and he introduced a military draft in 1688 - the first step...
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850458625. The specialist troops of Wellington's army played a crucial role in the success of the British Army. Though often understaffed and ineptly managed, the artillery, engineers, transport and commissariat, and medical services contributed to Wellington's ultimate victory in 1815. The Royal Artillery and Corps of Royal Engineers...
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850458420. Whether referred to as web gear, TE-21, TA50, LBE or LCE, the American soldier's individual combat equipment was seldom praised – except by its developers. Nevertheless, it has always been, and will continue to be an essential part of the fighting man's burden. With the aid of plenty of contemporary photographs, diagrams, and...
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850458879. Of all the armies of the German States, that of Hanover remains of greatest interest to the British reader due to the close links between the crowns of the two states. Throughout the Napoleonic era Britain and Hanover had the same head of state, George III. Symbolic of their close relationship, the Hanoverian Army wore uniforms...
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Osprey Publishing, 1988. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850458536. Uniformed volunteer units were raised by individuals, usually from an area's social élite who had enough spare money and time to spend on such enthusiasms. They voted on their unit designation, their officers and non-commissioned officers, their unit rules, and their uniform. Many future leaders learned their skills in these...
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 48 p. — ISBN 9780850458510. The Great War of 1914-18 is often seen as one major battleground – the Western Front – with numerous 'side-shows'. The other battle zones were not side-shows to those involved, however, although the local inhabitants often fought for motives which remained a closed book to their European allies or foes. David Nicolle relates...
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Osprey Publishing, 2011. — 48 p. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the troops that fought in Cambodia in the 1970s. US and Cambodian forces are all covered, including Special Operations, and the course of the war is summarised. Uniforms are shown in full illustrated detail.
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 51 p. — ISBN 0850458994. The story of Venice is, to some extent, separate from that of the rest of Europe. The same could be said of the city's military history and organisation. Early in the 9th century the Venetians defeated Pepin the Frank's attempts to overawe them, and they remained, at least in theory, subject to Byzantium. Gradually, however,...
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850459001. When the French Revolution broke out in 1789, France possessed numerous colonies spread over three continents. To defend and keep the peace in these territories, a small army of colonial troops, distinct from the metropolitan line regiments or marines, had existed since the days of Louis XIV. This book examines the history and...
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 48 p. — ISBN 085045901X. When Queen Victoria acceded to the British throne in 1837, British troops had recently concluded a war in southern Africa against the Xhosa people, and the seeds were already sown for a clash with the Boers. When she died in January 1901 Britain was fighting the Boers in one of the longest and costliest of the imperial colonial...
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 48 p. — ISBN 9780850459029. The military policeman must be one of the least appreciated yet most indispensable military figures in modern history. In the mobile warfare of the 20th century no army could keep its vital supply routes open without the military policeman. This book documents the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the many and varied...
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 48 p. — ISBN 0850459362. The development of US Army infantry equipment has been a story of trial and error, of adopting new designs to meet new problems. It was not until 1910 that a whole system of equipment, including everything from the waist belts to the canteens to the cartridge-carriers to the haversack, was officially adopted.
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 48 p. The British Army in Queen Victoria's reign fought a series of regional campaigns against various African groups with complex military traditions well-suited to their environment. In many instances, the outcome of the ensuing fighting was by no means one-sided. This book focuses on the large-scale wars in northern Africa in which British regular...
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 48 p. The German invasion in 1941 led to a series of staggering defeats for the Russians. In the first five months of fighting, the Soviets lost about four million men, amounting to 80 per cent of the total strength of the ground forces at the time of the outbreak of the war. Yet the Red Army managed to hold on. The Soviets had been steadily growing...
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Osprey Publishing, 1989. — 48 p. As World War II drew to a close, the Imperial Japanese military seized control of Laos, a French protectorate, and encouraged nationalist movements to forestall the revival of French power in the region. Despite these efforts the French re-entered Indochina and methodically retook the protectorate. By 1957, the government of Laos and the core of...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. By the 15th century BC the valley of Hwang Ho was dominated by a palace-based military caste which owed its supremacy to a monopoly of bronze-working techniques among a still mainly Stone Age population. To the Shang Dynasty, war was a means of legitimising the power of their new aristocracy. This fascinating volume by C. J. Peers covers the period...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. By the time Queen Victoria came to the throne, India – some 1,600,000 square miles, ranging from soaring mountains to deserts and jungle swamps, populated by 400,000,000 people with a kaleidoscope of different cultures and religions – was firmly in the grip of a handful of British East India Company administrators, either ruling directly or through...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. In 1919 Adolf Hitler joined the tiny German Workers' Party (DAP) in Munich, becoming its leader the following year and adding 'National Socialist' to its title. Thus the NSDAP, popularly known as the Nazi Party, was born. All political parties had strong-arm squads to protect their meetings from disruption by rivals, and the NSDAP was no exception....
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. Once predicted to be 'the Middle East of the Year 2000', Central America and the Caribbean have long been a powder keg of revolutionary activity and guerilla warfare. The United States, with important strategic and economic interests in the region, has traditionally opted for a military solution toward the political upheaval, developing a range of...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. Tamerlane or Timur-i-Lenk ('Timur the Lame') is one of the most extraordinary conquerors in history. In the late 14th century his armies seized huge territories from the borders of Mongolia to Palestine and Anatolia. His passage was marked by massacres that outdid even those of the Mongols for sheer savagery. Timur's career was unequalled since...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. The specialist troops of the Austrian forces helped to secure Austria's reputation as the most formidable of Napoleon's continental enemies. Due largely to the efforts of Prince Liechtenstein, by the late 18th century the Austrian artillery had been the finest in Europe, and was held up as an example to the world. This text examines the famed...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. Due to the spread of British strategic and commercial interests during the Victorian period, the British military was called upon to serve in theatres across the world. Some of the fighting was severe; it took nearly 30 years of intermittent warfare to suppress Maori opposition to settler expansion in New Zealand. In other areas it amounted to...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. During the middle years of the Second World War the Royal Air Force constituted the only section of the British armed forces in Europe which was routinely on the offensive. Its aircraft and operations have been voluminously dealt with by historians; but its uniform and flying clothing have received only moderate attention. In this fine addition to...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. Typically the United States is said to have declared war on Great Britain in 1812 because of the Royal Navy's impressment of American seamen and the British desire to create an Indian buffer state. An Englishman William Cobbett, described the real cause of the conflict: 'There seemed to be wanting just such a war as this to complete the separation...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. Napoleon has often been considered to misunderstand the navy. Being an artillery officer, he was given to precise calculations and never quite accepted that the wind was more important to ships than his orders. However, thanks to the Emperor's pragmatic measures during 1800-1801, the French navy emerged from chaos for the first time in over a...
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Osprey Publishing, 1990. — 48 p. The Woodland cultural areas of the eastern half of America has been the most important in shaping its history. This volume details the history, culture and conflicts of the 'Woodland' Indians, a name assigned to all the tribes living east of the Mississippi River between the Gulf of Mexico and James Bay, including the Siouans, Iroquians, and...
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Osprey Publishing Ltd, 1990. — 50 с. — (Men-at-Arms 229). Язык: английский. Hermann Göring raised the Luftwaffe Field Divisions [LwFD] during 1942, when Nazi Germany was still making spectacular gains but was first feeling the pinch of its losses on the Eastern Front. The Reichsmarschall decided to raise his own divisions for ground service under the command of Luftwaffe officers.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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London: Osprey Publishing Ltd., 1991. — 48 p. — (Men-at-Arms). — ISBN 1 85532 169 6. Printed through Bookbuilders Ltd., Hong Kong. Introduction. The Army and The State. Mobilisation. Equipment. Mechanisation. Unit Organisation. Armies. Corps. Infantry Divisions. Mountain Divisions. Cavalry Divisions. Fortress Divisions. Reserve Divisions. Security...
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 pp. — ISBN: 1-85532-224-2. Although the Byzantine Empire was a continuation of the Roman Empire and faced similar military problems, its solutions were very different. In North Africa, for example, Rome's large army concentrated on securing main roads and urban centres. Byzantium's smaller army built more fortifications and took a defensive stance....
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing Ltd, 1992. — ISBN 1 85532 227 7 This fascinating book examines the history, organization and equipment of the Argentine forces that battled for control of this remote British outpost.
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Osprey Publishing, 1991. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey publishing, 1992. — 47 p. Survey on British soldiers of the late Napoleonic wars.
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1992. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. — ISBN-10 1855323443 / ISBN-13 978-1855323445. Babur, the founder of the Mughul dynasty, was of Turco-Mongol origin - he was descended from Timur-i-Lenk [Tamerlane] on his father's side and Genghiz Khan on his mother's. His first raid into India in 1516 was followed by several others, and by the time of his death in 1530 Babur's troops had reached...
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London: Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 51 p. By the time of his death in 1725 Peter the Great had placed Russia among the foremost European powers, and had created a military system that has infuenced the European balance of power until the present day. In this companion volume to Men-at-Arms 260, Peter the Great's Army 1: Infantry, Angus Konstam discusses Tsar Peter's cavalry, both...
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №275
  • 9,73 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1993. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №276
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Издательство Osprey Publishing, серия "Men-at-Arms" № 277, ноябрь 1994 г., 48 страниц. Язык: Английский Фотографии, Иллюстрации, Таблицы. Автор книги детализирует основные военные кампании Русско-Турецкой Войны 1877-1878 гг. (Битва на Шипке, осада Плевны и т.д.), а также униформу и организацию армий противоборствующих сторон; текст снабжён таблицами, иллюстрациями и...
  • №277
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №278
  • 9,91 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №279
  • 27,91 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №280
  • 4,92 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №281
  • 16,46 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №282
  • 16,68 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №283
  • 26,36 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №284
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №285
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №286
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 45 pp. — ISBN: 1-85532-347-8. The Byzantine Empire's disastrous defeat by the Seljuk Turks at Manzikert in 1071 effectively marked the end of what is often described as the 'middle' period of Byzantine history. Thereafter, surrounded on all sides by younger, more vigorous nations, the once all-powerful Empire slipped into a steady decline which,...
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №288
  • 18,82 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №289
  • 17,84 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №290
  • 10,91 МБ
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №291
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №292
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №293
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №294
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
  • №295
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Osprey Publishing, 1995. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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London: Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. This first of two volumes covers the Russian infantry, with its companion, Men-at-Arms 298, focusing on the cavalry. During the long and costly conflict known as the Great Northern War [1700-1721], Peter the Great and his newly formed Russian army, which was modelled on western European lines, defeated their Swedish counterparts, who were...
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London: Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. This second volume by Angus Konstam on the Russian Army of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) concentrates on the cavalry, both the regular troops and irregular forces, considering their composition, nature and effectiveness. It also outlines the state of the Russian train of artillery, which was seen as the premier branch of the army and...
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1996. — 48 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории.
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Osprey Publishing, 1998. — 47 p. — ISBN 9781855327634. In this first of three volumes, examines the organisation and uniforms of the Spanish Army of the Napoleonic Wars.
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Osprey Publishing, 1998. — 49 p. — ISBN 1855327899. In March 1945 the Japanese interned all French troops and officials, and turned over all civil government to local authorities. The power vacuum caused by the Japanese surrender allowed the Viet Minh, a strong revolutionary organisation, to be established throughout Vietnam. When the French returned to the north, incidents...
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 48 p. — ISBN 1855328013. This book examines the Line infantry, Grenz infantry (Border troops) and Jägers (riflemen) that formed the Austrian infantry.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 50 p. — ISBN 1855327627. This fascinating text examines the peoples and places of the North-East Frontier.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 49 p. — ISBN 1855327619. A comprehensive battle history of the Legion on the Western Front 1914-18, the colonial campaigns in Morocco, Syria and Indochina, the Battle of France and campaign in Tunisia.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781855327955. Operation Barbarossa, the attack on the Soviet Union, commenced on 22 June 1941. This title examines the history of the conflict, and the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the German Army on the Eastern Front from 1941-43.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781855328525. This book describes the organization of this formidable force from 1917-18 and details their uniforms, insignia and decorations, weapons and equipment.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 50 p. — ISBN 978185532766X. This text examines the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the Émigré troops in British service from 1793 to 1802.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 49 p. — ISBN 9781855328006. The Imperial and Royal Army was representative of the Empire, its composition and gorgeously complex uniforms echoing the historical traditions of both German-speaking Middle Europe and the East-facing Hungarian borderlands. This detailed analysis of its cavalry arm - Kurassiers, Dragoons, Chevauxlegers, Hussars and Uhlans.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781855327962. In this fourth title of their sequence author and artist describe and illustrate the developments in unit organization, uniforms and equipment during 1943-45, including information on European and Eastern volunteer units; text and illustrations are supported by detailed tables.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781855328364. This fine text examines the Scots armies who fought in the English Civil Wars.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781855327651. The second of three volumes, this book examines the history, uniforms and equipment of the Spanish Army who, with the help of guerrillas and 'armed peasantry', stood up to Napoleon's Grand Army against all odds.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781855328488. By the time of the Mongol invasions of the 12th century the small enclaves of the old pagan Rus', tolerated by the Khazar Khans for their commercial usefulness, had evolved into a Christian nation. Its story is told here in fascinating detail, and illustrated with striking colour reconstructions of the warriors themselves.
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Osprey Publishing, 1999. — 47 p. — ISBN 9781855327641. This volume - covering the final years of the Peninsular War and the long trek over the Pyrenees into France - concludes the author's remarkable in-depth study of the army that fought alongside Wellington's redcoats throughout the Peninsular War.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781855328593. The author describes often for the first time in an English language publication the part played by their successors during the crucial years of the Napoleonic Wars. He covers not only relatively well-recorded units, such as Roll's, Meuron's and Watteville's Swiss corps, but also the unjustly neglected Italians, Corsicans and...
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781855327979. This book covers the high command, the developments in unit organisation, the campaigns and the uniforms and equipment of the German Army in the last two years of the war in North-West Europe and Italy.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781855327104. This book details how the French began a recovery, partly triggered by the young visionary Joan of Arc, that would end with them as the major European military power.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781855329966. The Legion represented about 20% of Wellington's fighting strength and distinguished itself in all the major actions, including their famous charge at Garcia Hernandez during the Salamanca campaign.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 48 p. — ISBN 9781855329972. This title is the completion of a two-part study of the King's German Legion - the largest and most respected of the foreign corps which fought as integrated elements of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 50 p. — ISBN 978185532864X. In this, the first of a three-part study, covers the European theatre including Russia from 1940 to Italy's armistice with the Allies in 1943.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781841760013. This first in a two-part study describes and illustrates, in unprecedented detail, the uniforms of the RFC and RNAS in 1914-18-20.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781855329959. This first of three titles describes the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the US Army in the CBI and the Central and South-West Pacific from 1941 to 1945.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 46 p. — ISBN 9781855327672. Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of his entire forces.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 50 p. The horse culture of the tribes of the High Plains of North America lasted only some 170 years; yet in that time the sub-tribes of the Teton or Western Sioux people imprinted a vivid image on the world’s imagination by their fearless but doomed fight to protect their hunting grounds from the inevitable spread of the white man. This text outlines...
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 52 p. — ISBN 978184176051X. The War of 1812 was the true making of the regular regiments and corps of the US Army. Three years' fighting against Britain saw the White House burned down, but also the bloody repulse of the redcoats, then the best infantry in the world, on a number of battlefields.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781855329816. This second volume covers the light infantry, cavalry, specialist corps and several supporting military and civilian departments.
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Osprey Publishing, 2000. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781841760858. It was the Mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in winter 1943/44. After this rough education the US forces pressed on to Sicily, the South of France and the Italian mainland. Here, faced by difficult terrain , they and their British Commonwealth allies...
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 47 p. — ISBN 9781855329646. The Arab and Berber conquest was followed by the establishment of a richly distinct culture in Andalusia, where for a while Muslim and Christian co-operated as often as they fought. The rise and fall of successive Islamic dynasties brought new invaders, fragmentation and disunity; and the growing Christian kingdoms to the...
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781855328658. In this second book of a three-part study covers the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the Italian troops committed to both the North African campaign, and the often neglected East African fighting of 1940-41, including the colourful colonial units.
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781841760865. This title describes both combat and service uniforms worn in the ETO, from the assault troops on the D-Day beaches to bemedalled veterans celebrating VE-Day; other subjects covered include artillery, tanks, anti-tank weapons, the engineers, the replacement system; and the insignia of the divisions committed to this front.
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781841760021. This second in a two-part study covers RAF, WRAF and RAFNS uniforms from the unification of the service in April 1918; and the whole span of flying clothing during the Great War.
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 48 p. — ISBN 9781841760870. Study of a dramatic and confused period in American military history - the years of St Clair's disaster, 'Mad Anthony' Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers, and Harrison's at Tippecanoe
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 49 p. — ISBN 9781855328666. Immediately after the Allied invasion of Italy in September 1943, Mussolini was deposed and the new Italian government switched sides. The German occupying forces swiftly freed Il Duce and ruthlessly disarmed the Italian Army; and from then until the end of the war in April 1945 Italian troops fought on both sides with the...
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 49 p. — ISBN 9781855328666. This first book of three describes the uniforms developed for European service. It traces the appearance of the 'Tommy' from pre-war mobilization, through the years of defeat and endurance, to D-Day and the long fighting advance to Northern Germany. The book also includes a campaign summary, infantry organization tables, lists...
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 49 p. — ISBN 9781841761583. The organisation, uniforms, and battle record of the Belgian units are explained here in detail.
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 51 p. — ISBN 978184176194X. This book offers a concise account of these complex campaigns, the organisation, orders of battle, and the uniforms and insignia of the armies involved: Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman, Serbian, Montenegrin, Albanian, British, French, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Greek and Rumanian.
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 52 p. — ISBN 9781841760536. The contribution of women to the Allied war effort in 1939-45 was massive. Apart from their many vital roles 'on the home front', about a million Soviet, 500,000 British and 200,000 American women, and tens of thousands from other Allied nations, served in uniform with the armed forces. This book gives a concise introduction...
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 52 p. — ISBN 9781841761575. This third volume covers the artillery, militia, Ordenanza, volunteers, troops in the off-shore colonies, navy, and decorations.
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781841763020. Canadians fought with tragic courage at Hong Kong and Dieppe; with growing strength and confidence in Sicily, Italy and Normandy; and finally provided an entire Army for the liberation of NW Europe.
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781841763292. Skilled horsemen, masters of light infantry fighting in broken terrain, and renowned for their ferocity, the Thracians were feared by even the greatest of their contemporaries, who were eager to employ them as mercenaries. After surviving invasions by the Persians, Greeks, Macedonians and Celts, the Thracians were finally...
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781841763233. The Army and Waffen-SS cavalry proved their worth on the Russian Front, supported by other Axis cavalry contingents - Romanian, Hungarian, Italian, and locally recruited. In this book an experienced horseman describes that last generation of horse-soldiers in a text supported by tables, photographs, and meticulous colour...
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Osprey Publishing, 2002. — 49 p. — ISBN 9781841763535. This first of two titles covers the organisation, equipment, uniforms and character of Japanese ground forces in the Chinese and early Pacific campaigns.
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Osprey Publishing, 2002. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781841761930. The Baltic nations - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - enjoyed a brief independence between the World Wars before being annexed by the USSR in 1940. The grim experience of Soviet occupation made it inevitable that after the German invasion of Russia in 1941 they would fight beside the Wehrmacht as allies against the Red Army...
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London: Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 49 p. Often overshadowed by the drama of its catastrophic collapse in the November 1917 Revolution, the Imperial Russian Army's record in 1914-16 included some notable victories. Its human qualities of patriotism and endurance were remarkable, and in 1916 the 'Brusilov Offensive' on the South-Western Front outdistanced anything that was being...
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Osprey Publishing, 2002. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781841763527. While the Wehrmacht displayed fewer unit insignia than the Allies, a glance at a German soldier's tunic could reveal much more about his actual combat experience. In this book an experienced researcher explains and illustrates the Battle and Assault Badges of the Army, Waffen-SS and Luftwaffe ground troops; the sleeve shields...
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Osprey Publishing, 2002. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781841763241. This first of a fascinating three-part study includes a general introduction and chronology, and chapters on Crown troops in North America; and begins a colony-by-colony review of militias and provincial units.
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Osprey Publishing, 2002. — 47 р. After disastrous defeats at the hands of the Mongols in the 13th century, the Russian principalities became vassals of the Khans of the Golden Horde for more than 200 years; and at the same time the western princes faced the German crusaders of the Teutonic Order. Remarkably, Russia responded with a new surge of military vigour. Eventually,...
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Osprey Publishing, 2002. — 51 p. — ISBN 9781841762371. The scope of Britain's wartime Middle East Command stretched far beyond the Libyan desert where the 8th Army's most famous battles were fought - from Gibraltar and Tunisia in the west, to Iraq and Persia in the east, and from Greece south to the Gulf of Aden. In 1940-43 this was the only arena where the British Army could take...
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Osprey Publishing, 2002. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781841763543. In this second book the author describes the deployments, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the Army - including the dreaded Kempei-tai military police - the naval infantry, paratroopers, special raiding units, and foreign auxiliaries during the long and savage war in Burma and the Pacific.
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Osprey Publishing, 2002. — 50 p. — ISBN 9781841761850. The great majority of the nurses who cared for Allied casualties were 'civilians in uniform', who worked tirelessly under difficult conditions and - in tented hospitals close to the front lines - in real danger; many nurses paid for their devotion with their lives.
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