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Imperial Japanese Navy Light Cruisers 1941-45

Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

Like their heavy cruiser brethren, the light cruisers built by the Imperial Japanese Navy in the build-up to WWII paid little more than lip service to the international naval treaties that were intended to keep the naval powers on a level playing field. The eight classes of light cruiser developed by... Read more >
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Run The Gauntlet - The Channel Dash 1942

Written by Ken Ford
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $9.95

In February 1942, three of the major ships of the German surface fleet - the battle-cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen - stormed out of the harbour at Brest on a dramatic voyage back to Germany. Passing through the straights of Dover, the ships faced everything the... Read more >
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US Submarines 1941-45

Written by Jim Christley
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.95

Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to much more lethal, far-ranging weapons systems; one of these was the submarine. This book details the design and development, classes, weapons and equipment, tactics and operational history of... Read more >
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The Blocking of Zeebrugge - Operation Z-O 1918

Written by Stephen Prince
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $9.95

On the night of 22–23 April 1918 the Royal Navy carried out a raid on the German held ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend – Operation Z-O. Under the cover of clouds and smoke, over 70 ships and an assault force of 1,800 Royal Marines embarked on a daring mission which involved... Read more >
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Ships of the American Revolutionary Navy

Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 161 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

In this title, Mark Lardas explores the origins of American warships, primarily light and medium frigates, built for the Continental Navy during the years 1776-1783. This was the first navy of the United States and much of the fleet was comprised of ships that had been modified from existing vessels, converted... Read more >
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British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought
Jutland 1916
Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 31 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets - from their development as the first generation of fully- armoured warships - to their combat experiences. The differing... Read more >
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Constitution vs Guerriere
Frigates during the War of 1812
Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Peter Bull


Format: eBook, 19 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

Famed as a classic naval duel, the clash between two sailing frigates of the nineteenth century affords its victor immeasurable fame and glory. During the War of 1812, the Royal Navy and United States Navy squared off in a number of such duels, the most famous between the USS Constitution and... Read more >
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German Battlecruisers 1914-18

Written by Gary Staff
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 124 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

This book discusses the concept of the Battlekreuzer. The German Großerkreuzers, as they were known, were built to strict financial limits, and therefore the German designs were always a compromise between the factors listed under design philosophy. Individual ship histories are detailed with particular emphasis upon their battle experience and deployment... Read more >
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German Battleships 1914-18 (1)
Deutschland, Nassau and Helgoland classes
Written by Gary Staff
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 164 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an enlightening history of the Deutschland to Osfriesland classes. Detailing the last of the pre-dreadnaught battleship classes, this book goes on to explain the revolutionary developments that took place within the German Imperial Navy as they... Read more >
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German Battleships 1914-18 (2)
Kaiser, Konig and Bayern classes
Written by Gary Staff
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 167 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an enlightening history of the key classes of Kaiser, König and Bayern that formed the backbone of the German Imperial Navy throughout World War I. It details the technological revolution that had taken place to ensure... Read more >
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American Light and Medium Frigates 1794-1836

Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 147 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

The "Original Six" frigates were commissioned by the new-born US Navy at a staggering cost of $688,888.82. Designed to be light and fast, these warships enabled America to project its power across the globe. Among the ships Mark Lardas examines is USS Constellation: the first ship to be commissioned by the... Read more >
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US Nuclear Submarines: The Fast Attack

Written by Jim Christley
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 138 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

"Silent but deadly" - Osprey's US Nuclear Submarines: The Fast-Attack takes a fresh look at the controversial design and development of the nuclear submarine of which the United States Navy operates the largest fleet in the world. The advent of nuclear power transformed the submarine from a slow underwater vessel, incapable... Read more >
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USN Cruiser vs IJN Cruiser
Guadalcanal 1942
Written by Mark Stille
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 22 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $13.99

Although the war in the Pacific is usually considered a carrier war, it was the cruisers that dominated the early fighting. This thrilling duel presents the cruiser clashes during the crucial battles for Guadacanal in 1942, highlighting the Battle of Savo Island on the August 9 and the Battle of Cape... Read more >
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Wolf Pack
The Story of the U-Boat in World War II
Written by Gordon Williamson


Format: eBook, 273 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $14.99

Germany's World War II U-Boat fleet represented the elite of their naval personnel. In terms of technology, training, tactics and combat successes, the U-Boat Waffe was far superior to that of any other combatant nation. In this comprehensive book, the wartime development of the U-Boat is traced along with the experiences... Read more >
Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652-74
Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652-74
Written by Angus Konstam, Illustrated by Tony Bryan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849084109
Our Price: $17.95
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Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652-74

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $17.95

During the 17th century England and Holland found themselves at war three times, in a clash for economic and naval supremacy, fought out in the cold waters of the North Sea and the English Channel. The First Anglo-Dutch War (1652-54) pitted the Dutch against Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth Navy, which proved as... Read more >
Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652/74

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Peter Bull


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

Three times during the 17th century, England and Holland went to war as part of an ongoing struggle for economic and naval supremacy. Primarily fought in the cold waters of the North Sea and the English Channel, the wars proved revolutionary in their impact upon warship design, armament, and naval tactics... Read more >
The Cockleshell Raid: Bordeaux 1942

Written by Ken Ford
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $9.95

On the night of December 7, 1942, five canoes were launched off the mouth of the Gironde river, each containing a pair of British commandoes tasked with slipping into the port of Bordeaux and destroying as many of the merchant ships as possible. Only two of the canoes made it to... Read more >
The Great Expedition: Sir Francis Drake on the Spanish Main 1585/86

Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $9.95

In 1585, the English launched a pre-emptive strike against Spain, by attacking her New World colonies. Led by Sir Francis Drake, in command of 21 ships and 1,800 soldiers, the expedition struck first at the Canary Islands, then attacked the city of Santo Domingo and the treasure port of Cartagena. Frequently... Read more >
Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces
Uniforms and equipment 1932-45
Written by Gary Nila
Illustrated by Christa Hook


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

The spearhead of Japan's assault landing operations both in China pre-Pearl Harbor, and in US and British territory post-Pearl Harbor, was provided by the Special Naval Landing Forces - 12 numbered battalion-size Imperial Japanese Navy units. They garrisoned a number of the islands which the US Marines then had to re-claim... Read more >
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Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Peter Bull


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

Described by one soldier as "a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water," the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to transport and deliver an infantry rifle company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LCI, or as it was... Read more >
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US Patrol Torpedo Boats
World War II
Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Peter Bull


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

Motor torpedo boat development began in the early 1900s and the vessels were first put into active service during World War I. However, it was not until the late 1930s that the US Navy commenced the development of their Patrol Torpedo or PT boat program. The PT boat, or the "mosquito... Read more >
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US Coast Guard in World War II

Written by Alejandro Quesada
Illustrated by Stephen Walsh


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $14.95

Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II (1939-1945) in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known history of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as... Read more >
US Cruisers 1883-1904
The birth of the steel navy
Written by Lawrence Burr
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

By the end of the Civil War the US Navy was the most advanced in the world, but in subsequent years America's naval might dwindled. However, in the 1880s a 'New Navy' was born and at the forefront of its fleet were the mighty cruisers. Naval historian Lawrence Burr details how... Read more >
US Destroyers 19340-45: Pre-war classes

Written by Dave McComb
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

Since the beginning of the 20th century, destroyers have been all-purpose ships, indispensable in roles large and small – from delivering the mail at sea to screening other vessels and, where larger ships were not present, forming the front line in battle. This title details the 169 ships of ten classes... Read more >
US Destroyers 1942-45: Wartime classes

Written by Dave McComb
Illustrated by Paul Wright


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $13.95

Few if any 20th century warships were more justly acclaimed than the destroyers of the US Navy's Fletcher class. Admired as they were for their advanced and rakish design, it was their record as workhorses of the Pacific War that placed them among the most battle-tested and successful fighting ships of... Read more >
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