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• The most famous tank design of World War Two• A short primer for those interested in the Sherman and its variants• The Sherman was one of the first mass-produced tanks, designed to be made in its tens of thousands• The Sherman was still in use with some armies into the 1970s and 1980s• An ideal book for the military modelerDeveloped by the US as the M4 medium tank, over 50,000 Sherman tanks were produced. Ease of production, durability and... more...
The tank is such a characteristic feature of modern warfare that its difficult to imagine a time when its presence wasn't felt on the battlefield in some form or another. This volume, from eminent historian and author Philip Kaplan, traces the history of the vehicle from its developmental early days on the battlefields of the Great War, to modern-day uses and innovations in response to the growing demands of twenty-first century warfare. During and... more...
This is the first biography of Sir Simonds D'Ewes, a member of England's Long Parliament, Puritan, historian and antiquarian who lived from 1602–1650. D'Ewes took the Puritan side against the supporters of King Charles I in the English Civil War, and his extensive journal of the Long Parliament, together with his autobiography and correspondence, offer a uniquely comprehensive view of the life of a seventeenth-century English... more...
An extremely rare and conspicuous find of oriental riding costumes in the late antique necropolis of Antinoopolis (Middle Egypt) brought together a number of specialists piecing together their evolution and historical context. The first part deals with the evolution and distribution of the oriental riding costume in the Middle and Near East through the ages and the historical background on the find spot. The second part focuses on the original... more...
For the first time in English, this is the unit history of a tank regiment on the Eastern Front. It relies on firsthand accounts, after-action reports, letters, diaries, and newspapers.
The A6M Rei Shiki Sento Ki (meaning Type Zero fighter) was the result of an order by the Imperial Japanese Navy for a low-wing monoplane with superior speed, range, climbing powers, and manoeuvrability. It famously served as a fighter escort during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, and ended the war as the kamikaze plane of choice. This book provides a detailed guide to modelling this popular aircraft across a variety of scales, and features... more...
First book in English on Germany's failed experiment with independent armored brigades in World War II Dramatic story of Panzer Brigade 105, one of ten such units, and its formation, deployment (including its defense of the Siegfried Line), and ultimate destruction Also presents American accounts of what it was like to fight the brigade Relies heavily on primary documents and interviews
This fascinating collection of primary source accounts focuses on the combat actions of the Wehrmacht in World War II. The material is drawn from a variety of wartime sources and encompasses fascinating writings concerning the vast array of German artillery pieces and the men who operated them, from the difficulties of warfare in problematic terrain such as desert and forest, the tactics used by the men on the ground, to the facts and figures of the... more...
The raid on the great dams of western Germany by Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron in May 1943 is one of the best known, most widely told stories of the Second World War. Led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, each Lancaster in the nineteen-strong force was equipped with the revolutionary bouncing bomb designed by the inventor Barnes Wallis. Two of the three main dams were breached and the unleashed floodwaters inundated the Ruhr valley... more...
The U.S. Army entered World War II unprepared. In addition, lacking Germany's blitzkrieg approach of coordinated armor and air power, the army was organized to fight two wars: one on the ground and one in the air. Previous commentators have blamed Congressional funding and public apathy for the army's unprepared state. David E. Johnson believes instead that the principal causes were internal: army culture and bureaucracy, and their... more...
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