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Osprey Publishing, 2019. — 64 p. In February 2014, street protests in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities led to the ousting of the Russian-backed President Yanukovych. The so-called Euromaidan Revolution saw many changes to Ukraine's constitution, but the violent reaction in the east and south of the country led to armed counter-revolution, unofficially backed by Russia. This...
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Osprey Publishing, 2018. — 64 p. 'General Leclerc' was the nom de guerre adopted by the Gaullist officer Philippe de Hautcloque, to protect his family in occupied France. He became France's foremost fighting commander, and his armored division (the '2e DB') its most famous formation. Starting as a small scratch force of mostly African troops organised and led by Leclerc in French...
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Osprey Publishing, 2019. — 64 p. Immediately following the end of World War I, amid the collapse of the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires, bitter fighting broke out in the Baltic region as Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania struggled for their independence, and Red and White Russian armies began their civil war. There were also German forces still active in...
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Osprey Publishing, 2018. — 64 p. From the creation of the first volunteer paratroop unit shortly after the birth of Israel and of the Israeli Defense Force, this arm of service has been recognized as elite. They have also been the first choice for daring special missions, and it is mainly from their ranks that Israel's Special Forces units have been recruited. A unique aspect of...
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Osprey Publishing, 2018. — 64 p. The United States Marine Corps came into its own in the Pacific Islands campaign against Japan in World War II. From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, US Marines formed the tip of the spear as Allied forces sought to push the Japanese back to their Home Islands. This fascinating study tracks the deployments of the various Marine divisions throughout the war...
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Osprey Publishing, 2017. — 64 p. In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the first of over 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed five beaches in Normandy against fierce German resistance. They were specially trained and task-organized in a range of different landing teams depending on their means of transport, their tasks, and the resistance they anticipated. The first assault infantry were...
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Osprey Publishing, 2017. — 64 p. In World War II Germany's doctrine of mobile warfare dominated the battlefield. By trial and error, the Germans were the first to correctly combine the strength in tanks and in mobile infantry and artillery. This integration of mobile units, equipment and tactics underpinned Germany's successes in the first half of the war. As the war dragged on,...
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Osprey Publishing, 2018. — 64 p. From the army of Marc Antony in the 1st century BC, Roman generals hired Oriental heavy armoured cavalry to serve in their military alongside the legions. These troops, both from the northern steppes and the Persian frontiers, continued an ancient tradition of using heavy armour and long lances, and fought in a compact formation for maximum shock...
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Osprey Publishing, 2018. — 64 p. Ancient Rome had deep roots in the 'Villanovan' culture that we call today the Etruscans. Their long-lived civilization can be traced to 900-750 BC in north-west Italy. They were a sea-faring people trading with and competing against Greek and Phoenician peoples, including the Carthaginians. They were also a great land-based power, especially in...
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London: Osprey, 1984. — 52 p. — ISBN-10 0850455731, ISBN-13 978-0850455731. Osprey's examination of the British Airborne Forces, from World War II (1939-1945) to the Falklands War (1982). On the night of 7 February 1941 the first British parachute unit was sent into action. Their target was the Tragino Aqueduct in Italy, and although the mission itself did not go to plan, the...
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Osprey Publishing, 2018. — 64 p. Roman unit standards played a important role, both ceremonially and on the battlefield. With the armies of the late Roman Republic and early Empire continually engaged on the frontiers, the soldiers selected for the dangerous honor of carrying them were figures of particular renown and splendor. Standard-bearers wore special armor, with the heads...
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Osprey Publishing, 2017. — 68 p. — ISBN 9781472819055. Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments offers a comprehensive examination of the gear that US and allied soldiers had strapped around their bodies, what they contained, and what those items were used for.
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Osprey Publishing, 2016. — 68 p. — ISBN 9781472816061. Offering a detailed analysis of the tactics, this book is studded with period 'battle descriptions' quoted from eye-witness accounts, creating a comprehensive guide to the Light and Rifles units of Wellington's Light Division. As the result of the first tentative experiments in skirmishing the units achieved an unsurpassed...
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Osprey Publishing, 2016. — 68 p. — ISBN 9781472815460. Focusing on the US, British, German and Soviet troops, this title offers a comprehensive guide to infantry fire support tactics used through World War II. Combat reports are complemented by specially commissioned artwork to show the way in which tactics varied, and highlight how developments obliged opposing armies to review...
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Osprey Publishing, 2016. — 68 p. — ISBN 9781472814036. This book charts the changing organization and operational emphases of the Regiment over the past 25 years; its individual deployments and operations, including those planned but aborted, joint missions with other British and foreign units. It sheds light on the SAS's involvement in the Troubles of Northern Ireland, their...
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Osprey Publishing, 2001. — 64 p. — ISBN 1841762008. In this first of a two-part sequence a respected vexillologist describes, explains and illustrates a wide variety of the standards and guidons carried during the 18th and 19th centuries by British Household, Regular, Yeomanry and Volunteer cavalry units.
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Osprey Publishing, 2013. — 64 p. During the Napoleonic Wars the supreme battlefield shock weapon was the heavy cavalry – the French cuirassiers, and their British, Austrian, Prussian and Russian counterparts. Big men mounted on big horses, the heavy cavalry were armed with swords nearly a metre long, used for slashing or thrusting at their opponents; many wore steel armour, a...
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Osprey Publishing, 2013. — 64 p. This book reveals the evolving US, Viet Cong and NVA tactics at battalion level and below throughout the Vietnam War. Beginning with a description of the terrain, climate and the unique nature of operations in this theatre of war, the author, a Vietnam veteran himself, goes on to explain how unit organisation was broken down by combatant forces and...
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Osprey Publishing, 2010. — 64 p. Following Churchill's directive to 'set occupied Europe ablaze,' the SOE and later its American sister organization, the OSS, were deployed across the continent. Outnumbered, surrounded and in great peril, these brave agents were armed with a wide variety of devices to help them achieve their objectives, including numerous pieces of sabotage...
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Osprey Publishing, 2011. — 64 p. Written by an expert on the Prussian army of the Napoleonic era, this is a fascinating insight into the 18th-century evolution of the Prussian forces into the war-winning troops of the final battles against Napoleon. Using contemporary materials including drill regulations, instructions, staff and regimental histories and after-action reports, this...
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Osprey Publishing, 2012. — 64 p. The cavalry regiments of the US Army were in the process of being transformed into a mechanized force when the USA entered World War II. While those cavalry regiments deployed to the Pacific to fight the Japanese were turned into infantry units, those sent to Europe were employed as light armor in the cavalry's traditional spearhead roles –...
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Osprey Publishing, 2011. — 65 p. Italian military historian Pier Paolo Battistelli examines the elite and specialforces units of the Italian Army during World War II. This includes a vast array of troop types, including paratroopers, assault engineers, sea-landing and swimmer units, long-range recce and ski units, and even hand-picked Fascist ‘Mussolini’ units. It also delves into...
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Osprey Publishing, 2017. — 64 p. The Munich Olympics massacre in 1972 was a shock awakening to the public. In the decades since, European countries have faced a wide range of threats from Palestinian and home-grown terrorists, to the more recent world-wide jihadists. The threats they pose are widespread from aircraft hi-jacking and political assassinations to urban warfare against...
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Osprey Publishing, 2017. — 64 p. The Munich Olympics massacre in 1972 was a shock awakening to the public. In the decades since, European countries have faced a wide range of threats from Palestinian and home-grown terrorists, to the more recent world-wide jihadists. The threats they pose are widespread from aircraft hi-jacking and political assassinations to urban warfare against...
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Osprey Publishing, 2017. — 67 p. — ISBN 978-1-47281-909-3. — (Elite). Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation, from the scattered left-overs of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated 'hybrid war' doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize...
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Osprey Publishing, 2012. — 64 p. The Apache culture of the latter half of the 19th century blended together the lifestyles of the Great Plains, Great Basin and the South-West, but it was their warfare that captured the imagination. This book reveals the skillful tactics of the Apache people as they raided and eluded the much larger and better-equipped US government forces....
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Osprey Publishing, 2012. — 64 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite №190 посвящен боевому обмундированию и экипировке Морской пехоты США с 2000 по 2012 год. Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и прекрасно выполненными цветными иллюстрациями,...
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Osprey Publishing, 2013. — 64 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 191 посвящен истории, организации, экипировке и форме одежды элитных подразделений и частей специального назначения ВВС и ВМС Италии в 1940-45 гг. Текст сопровождается уникальными...
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Osprey Publishing, 2013. — 64 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 192 посвящен тактической маскировке войск в период Второй мировой войны. Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и прекрасно выполненными цветными иллюстрациями, составленными на...
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Osprey Publishing, 2013. — 64 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 193 посвящен тактике ведения войны в условиях зимы и горной местности в период Второй мировой войны. Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и прекрасно выполненными цветными...
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Osprey Publishing, 2013. — 64 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 194 посвящен истории, организации, экипировке и форме одежды Народно-освободительной армии Китая с 1949 года. Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и прекрасно выполненными...
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Osprey Publishing, 2013. — 64 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 195 посвящен тактике преодоления речных преград в период Второй мировой войны. Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и прекрасно выполненными цветными иллюстрациями,...
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Osprey Publishing, 2013. — 64 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 196 посвящен униформе и тактике применения легкой кавалерии армии Наполеона. Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и прекрасно выполненными цветными иллюстрациями,...
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Osprey Publishing, 2013. — 64 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 197 посвящен правоохранительным органам и силовым структурам России (ОМОН, ФСБ, ФСО, ФСКН, ФСИН и Внутренним войскам). Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и прекрасно...
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Osprey Publishing, 2014. — 64 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 198 посвящен организации, тактике, экипировке и форме одежды подразделений парашютно-десантных полков США в годы Второй мировой войны. Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и...
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Osprey Publishing, 2014. — 66 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 199 посвящен тактике применения полевой артиллерии на полях сражений Первой мировой войны. Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и прекрасно выполненными цветными...
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Osprey Publishing, 2014. — 66 p. Серия книг по истории, организации, внешнему виду и снаряжению знаменитых воинов прошлого и настоящего, а также по другим аспектам военной истории. Выпуск Elite № 201 посвящен Карфагенянам 6-12 веков до нашей эры. Текст сопровождается уникальными фотографиями и прекрасно выполненными цветными иллюстрациями, составленными на основе архивных...
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