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Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2)
Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2)
Written by Mark Stille, Illustrated by Paul Wright
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849089876
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Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (2)
Asashio to Tachibana Classes
Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $17.95

During the Pacific War, at Java Sea, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, throughout the Solomons, Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa campaigns, destroyers were the backbone of every fleet.

Arguably the most successful component of the Imperial Japanese Fleet was its destroyer force. These ships were generally larger than their Allied... Read more >
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Russian Battleship vs Japanese Battleship
Yellow Sea 1904-05
Written by Robert Forczyk
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard and Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $15.95

The first major clash between a European and Asian state in the modern era signalled the beginning of Japan's rise as a major power on the world stage. What began as differing expansionist interests in Manchuria and Korea developed into a full-blown war in 1904, with an unexpected outcome. Watched by... Read more >
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American Civil War Marines 1861-65

Written by Ron Field
Illustrated by Richard Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $14.95

The part played in the Civil War (1861-1865) by the small Marine Corps of the United and Confederate States is overshadowed by the confrontations of the great armies. Nevertheless, the coastal and riverine campaigns were of real importance, given the strategic significance of the Federal blockade of southern ports, and of... Read more >
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U-boats vs Destroyer Escorts
The Battle of the Atlantic
Written by Gordon Williamson


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $15.95

Winston Churchill claimed that the "U-boat peril" was the only thing that ever frightened him during World War II. A formidable foe, the U-boat was developed from a small coastal vessel into a state-of-the-art killer, successfully stalking the high seas picking off merchant convoy ships. It was not until the destroyer... Read more >
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Blackbeard's Last Fight - Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: June 20, 2013
Price: $18.95

In April 1713 the War of the Spanish Succession came to an end. During the conflict hundreds of privateers - licenced pirates - preyed on enemy shipping throughout the Caribbean. These privateers now found themselves out of a job, and many turned to piracy. One of theme was Edward Teach -... Read more >
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Blackbeard's Last Fight - Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718
Blackbeard's Last Fight - Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718
Written by Angus Konstam, Illustrated by Mark Stacey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780961958
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Blackbeard's Last Fight - Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $18.95

In April 1713 the War of the Spanish Succession came to an end. During the conflict hundreds of privateers - licenced pirates - preyed on enemy shipping throughout the Caribbean. These privateers now found themselves out of a job, and many turned to piracy. One of theme was Edward Teach -... Read more >
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Nelson's Officers and Midshipmen

Written by Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $14.95

Immortalized in literature through such characters as C. S. Forester's 'Horatio Hornblower' and Patrick O'Brian's 'Jack Aubrey', the officers and midshipmen of the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815) ran the ships that defended Great Britain against the threat of French invasion. This period saw the Royal... Read more >
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British Battleships 1914-18 (1)
British Battleships 1914-18 (1)
Written by Angus Konstam, Illustrated by Paul Wright
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780961675
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British Battleships 1914-18 (1)
The Early Dreadnoughts
Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $17.95

The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare. This revolutionary new battleship was in a league of her own, capable of taking on any two "pre-dreadnought" battleships in a straight fight. A naval arms race followed between Britain and Germany, as both countries hurriedly built a... Read more >
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British Battleships 1914-18 (1)
The Early Dreadnoughts
Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $13.95

The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare. This revolutionary new battleship was in a league of her own, capable of taking on any two "pre-dreadnought" battleships in a straight fight. A naval arms race followed between Britain and Germany, as both countries hurriedly built a... Read more >
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British Frigate vs French Frigate
1793-1814
Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.95

In the Age of Fighting Sail (1650-1820), ambitious officers of the navies of many nations sought command of a frigate. Speedy, nimble and formidably armed, frigates often operated independently, unlike the larger ships of the line. Legendary sailors such as Edward Pellew and Charles-Alexandre Léon Durand, Comte de Linoise, found that... Read more >
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British Frigate vs French Frigate
British Frigate vs French Frigate
Written by Mark Lardas, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780961323
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British Frigate vs French Frigate
1793-1814
Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $18.95

In the Age of Fighting Sail (1650-1820), ambitious officers of the navies of many nations sought command of a frigate. Speedy, nimble and formidably armed, frigates often operated independently, unlike the larger ships of the line. Legendary sailors such as Edward Pellew and Charles-Alexandre Léon Durand, Comte de Linoise, found that... Read more >
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Naval Miscellany

Written by Angus Konstam


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $9.95

For armchair admirals, history buffs, and naval enthusiasts everywhere, A Naval Miscellany is an indispensable and entertaining collection of fascinating and often little-known facts, anecdotes, lists, curiosities and stories from our naval past. Forgotten heroes, amazing blunders, surprising trivia, and strange-but-true stories overlooked by historians - it is all here in... Read more >
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British Motor Gun Boat 1939-45

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $13.95

During World War II, few groups within the Royal Navy fought a harder, more intense war than the men of Coastal Forces. Their job was to operate the Motor Torpedo Boats (MTBs), Motor Launches (MLs) and Motor Gun Boats (MGBs) that protected coastal convoys, attacked enemy ones, and performed a myriad... Read more >
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The Merchant Navy
The Merchant Navy
Written by Richard Woodman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812326
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The Merchant Navy

Written by Richard Woodman


Format: Trade Paperback, 70 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $12.95

This title tells the epic story of Britain's merchant shipping, carrying exotic goods from all quarters of the world. At one time, British ships carried half of the world's trade. It reveals how two world wars nearly destroyed our merchant shipping, but convoys battled on to save Britain from starving to... Read more >
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The Merchant Navy

Written by Richard Woodman


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $7.95

This title tells the epic story of Britain's merchant shipping, carrying exotic goods from all quarters of the world. At one time, British ships carried half of the world's trade. It reveals how two world wars nearly destroyed our merchant shipping, but convoys battled on to save Britain from starving to... Read more >
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Churchill's Channel War
1939-45
Written by Robert Jackson


Format: eBook, 220 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $9.95

From the beaches of Dunkirk to the launch of Operation Overlord, the Channel saw continuous action during World War II, and was the world’s most fought-over waterway. In this fascinating account, Robert Jackson offers a study of the Channel War from 1939–45, detailing the German threats to British shipping, the use... Read more >
Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1)
Minekaze to Shiratsuyu Classes
Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

During the Pacific War, arguably the most successful component of the Imperial Japanese Fleet was its destroyer force. These ships were generally larger than their Allied counterparts and were better armed in most cases. Armed with a large, long-range torpedo (eventually called Long Lance by the Allies), these ships proved themselves... Read more >
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Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1)
Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1)
Written by Mark Stille, Illustrated by Paul Wright
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849089845
Our Price: $17.95
 Quantity: 1 
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Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1)
Minekaze to Shiratsuyu Classes
Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $17.95

During the Pacific War, arguably the most successful component of the Imperial Japanese Fleet was its destroyer force. These ships were generally larger than their Allied counterparts and were better armed in most cases. Armed with a large, long-range torpedo (eventually called Long Lance by the Allies), these ships proved themselves... Read more >
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Operation Storm
Operation Storm
Written by John Geoghegan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307464804
Our Price: $28.00
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Operation Storm
Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II
Written by John Geoghegan


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $28.00

The riveting true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of mammoth submarines a generation ahead of their time
 
In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid--this time against New... Read more >
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Operation Storm
Operation Storm
Written by John Geoghegan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307464811
Our Price: $11.99
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Operation Storm
Japan's Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II
Written by John Geoghegan


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $11.99

The riveting true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of mammoth submarines a generation ahead of their time
 
In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a potentially devastating air raid—this time against New York City...

Read more >
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U-Boat Crews 1914-45

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Darko Pavlovic


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $14.95

Osprey's study of the U-Boat and its crews during World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945). If one single weapon in Germany's arsenal can be said to have come closest to winning the war for the Third Reich, it was without doubt the U-Boat. German U-Boat technology, training, tactics and... Read more >
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British Submarines 1939-45

Written by Innes McCartney
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

The submarine was as formidable a weapon for the Royal Navy in World War II as for the other main combatant nations. The first half of this book explores the conception, design, development and subesequent evolution of the three major classes: the "S", "T", and "U".

The "S" Class submarine was originally... Read more >
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British Submarines of World War I

Written by Innes McCartney
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

As the major powers engaged in an arms race in the early years of the 20th century, the Admiralty was tasked with developing that deadly stalker of the high seas - the submarine. In 1905, briefed with creating a vessel that could be employed on an enemy's coastline, the Admiralty took... Read more >
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Mississippi River Gunboats of the American Civil War 1861-65

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River and in the first few months both sides scrambled to gather a flotilla, converting existing riverboats for naval use. These ships were transformed into powerful naval weapons despite a lack of resources, trained manpower and... Read more >
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Under the Black Flag
Under the Black Flag
Written by David Cordingly
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307763075
Our Price: $11.99
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Under the Black Flag
The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Written by David Cordingly


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a... Read more >
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