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South African Special Forces

Written by Robert Pitta
Illustrated by Simon McCouaig


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

This book provides a highly detailed account of the history, organisation, uniforms and insignia of South African Special Forces from their origins up to the early 90s – units such as the 44 Parachute Brigade, the Hunter Group and the infamous SWA Police COIN Unit 'Koevoet'. These elite units of the... Read more >
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Italian Navy and Air Force Elite Units and Special Forces 1940-45

Written by Piero Crociani
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $18.95

This volume assesses the formidable Special Forces fielded by Italy’s navy and air force in World War II. Italian Navy Special Forces were particularly active and respected in the Mediterranean, where 10th Motor-Torpedo Boat Flotilla used frogmen, ‘two-man torpedoes’ and explosive ram-boats. The Italian Air Force formed a special commando unit... Read more >
Italian Navy & Air Force Elite Units & Special Forces 1940-45
Italian Navy & Air Force Elite Units & Special Forces 1940-45
Written by Piero Crociani, Illustrated by Mark Stacey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849088572
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Italian Navy & Air Force Elite Units & Special Forces 1940-45

Written by Piero Crociani
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $18.95

This volume assesses the formidable special forces fielded by Italy's navy and air force in World War II, both before and after Italy's surrender in September 1943. The Italian Navy special forces were particularly active and respected in the Mediterranean, where 10th Motor-Torpedo Boat Flotilla (Xa MAS) used frogmen, 'two-man torpedoes'... Read more >
World War II Soviet Armed Forces (3)
World War II Soviet Armed Forces (3)
Written by Nigel Thomas, Illustrated by Darko Pavlovic
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849086349
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World War II Soviet Armed Forces (3)
1944-45
Written by Nigel Thomas
Illustrated by Darko Pavlovic


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $17.95

This book presents a detailed analysis of the Soviet armed forces during the final days of the war, covering the soldiers that successfully turned the tide against the Nazi onslaught and pushed it back into Germany itself. This final part of the series documents the Red Army's push through Germany to... Read more >
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First Special Service Force 1942-44

Written by Bret Werner
Illustrated by Michael Welply


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $14.95

This is a concise history of the unique integrated commando-style brigade of US and Canadian volunteers formed in 1942. Hand picked, and trained in airborne, amphibious, mountain and winter warfare, demolitions and close-quarter tactics, they left a combat legacy still recognized amongst today's Special Forces. This book explores the remarkable results... Read more >
US Army Special Forces 1952-84

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Ronald Volstad


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $14.95

From its very inception the United States Army Special Forces has been enmeshed in controversy, its mission misunderstood to varying degrees, and its very existence opposed by some of the Army hierarchy. Nevertheless it continues to serve in a highly specialised role in all manner of differing conditions. There can be... Read more >
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World Special Forces Insignia

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Simon McCouaig


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $14.95

There exists among the world's armies a proliferation of special forces groups. Today's smaller armies, especially those of developing nations, demand maximum efficiency in force structure and employment. Mountain, jungle, arctic and desert areas require special purpose units trained, conditioned, and equipped to master these environments. This volume by ex-weapons specialist... Read more >
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The Long Walk
The Long Walk
Written by Brian Castner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385536219
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The Long Walk
A Story of War and the Life That Follows
Written by Brian Castner


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $11.99

In the tradition of Michael Herr’s Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias Wolff, a powerful account of war and homecoming.

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in... Read more >
The Long Walk
The Long Walk
Written by Brian Castner, Read by Brian Castner
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780449806401
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The Long Walk
A Story of War and the Life That Follows
Written by Brian Castner
Read by Brian Castner


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $35.00

In the tradition of Michael Herr’s Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias Wolff, a powerful account of war and homecoming.

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in... Read more >
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The Long Walk
The Long Walk
Written by Brian Castner, Read by Brian Castner
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449806418
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The Long Walk
A Story of War and the Life That Follows
Written by Brian Castner
Read by Brian Castner


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $17.50

In the tradition of Michael Herr’s Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias Wolff, a powerful account of war and homecoming.

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in... Read more >
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The Australian Army in World War I
The Australian Army in World War I
Written by Robert Fleming
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849086325
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The Australian Army in World War I

Written by Robert Fleming


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $17.95

The Australian contribution to the Allied war effort during World War I is worthy of celebration. Some 400,000 Australians volunteered for active duty, an astonishing 13 per cent of the entire (white) male population, a number so great that the Australian government was never forced to rely on conscription. Casualties were... Read more >
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The Daring Dozen: 12 Special Forces Legends of World War II

Written by Gavin Mortimer


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $12.99

In this new book, Gavin Mortimer reveals the 12 legendary Special Forces commanders of World War II. Prior to the war, the concept of ‘special forces’ simply didn’t exist, but thanks to visionary leaders like David Stirling and Charles Hunter, our very concept of how wars can be fought and won... Read more >
The Daring Dozen: Special Forces Legends of World War II
The Daring Dozen: Special Forces Legends of World War II
Written by Gavin Mortimer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781849088428
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The Daring Dozen: Special Forces Legends of World War II

Written by Gavin Mortimer


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $24.95

In this new book by journalist Gavin Mortimer, The Daring Dozen reveals the 12 legendary special forces commanders of World War II. Prior to World War II the concept of 'special forces' simply didn't exist. But thanks to visionary leaders like David Stirling and Charles Hunter, our very concept of how... Read more >
Green Beret in Vietnam
1957-73
Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Kevin Lyles


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

Vietnam was the US Special Forces' most complex and controversial mission, one that began in 1957 and ended in 1973. Camp strike forces, mobile strike forces, mobile guerrilla forces, special reconnaissance projects, training missions and headquarters duty provided vastly differing experiences and circumstances for SF soldiers. Other fluctuating factors were the... Read more >
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Allies at Dieppe: 4 Commando and the US Rangers

Written by Will Fowler


Format: eBook, 260 pages
On Sale: June 18, 2012
Price: $7.95

Written by celebrated author Will Fowler, Allies at Dieppe: 4 Commando and the US Rangers tells the fascinating history of that fateful landing. The heroic, ultimately unsuccessful, landings of the British and Canadians tends to be the focus of much of the history of those bloody French beaches in August 1942... Read more >
Elite Forces of India and Pakistan

Written by Kenneth Conboy
Illustrated by Paul Hannon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95

Influenced by the German use of paratroopers early in World War II (1939-1945), General Sir Robert Cassels, the Commander-in-Chief India, ordered the formation of an airborne cadre in October 1940. Thus marked the origins of India's first élite units. Pakistan can trace the origins of its own army airborne to the... Read more >
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Gothic Serpent - Black Hawk Down Mogadishu 1993

Written by Clayton Chun
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $9.95

The United States had demonstrated its military superiority worldwide with its lightning victory over Iraq in 1991. As the only superpower in the world, few would argue that Washington could not prevail in a conventional conflict. Humanitarian missions, however, were another story. Although the United States had experience in a few... Read more >
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National Service
National Service
Written by Peter Doyle and Paul Evans
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747810926
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National Service

Written by Peter Doyle and Paul Evans


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $12.95

Overshadowed in the public eye by the events of the Second World War - and of the impacts of recent wars at the transition of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries - the period of National Service is sometimes portrayed as a long-running and monumental waste of time, a period... Read more >
South-East Asian Special Forces

Written by Kenneth Conboy
Illustrated by Simon McCouaig


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95

Elite units have long been prominent in the armies of South-East Asia and, given the turmoil in the region since the 1960s, these forces have had ample opportunity to be tested in combat. Acknowledged expert on South-East Asia Ken Conboy outlines the history, organization and insignia of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Indonesian, Malaysian... Read more >
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Napoleon's Dragoons of the Imperial Guard
Napoleon's Dragoons of the Imperial Guard
Written by Ronald Pawly, Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849088060
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Napoleon's Dragoons of the Imperial Guard

Written by Ronald Pawly
Illustrated by Patrice Courcelle


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $17.95

Dressed in distinctive green uniforms and classically inspired copper helmets, the Dragoons of the Imperial Guard were raised in 1806 by the same criteria as other Guard units - by selection of picked, literate veterans from Line regiments who had six to ten years of service, and citations for bravery in... Read more >
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SAS Ultimate Guide to Combat
How to Fight and Survive in Modern Warfare
Written by Robert Stirling


Format: eBook, 344 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $12.99

'I'm not going to teach you how to survive in snowy mountains with only a tea bag; this book will teach you how to fight and survive war in the 21st century.'--Robert Stirling, from the Introduction

In the tradition of John 'Lofty' Wiseman's SAS Survival Handbook comes a new combat handbook from... Read more >
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SAS Ultimate Guide to Combat
SAS Ultimate Guide to Combat
Written by Robert Stirling
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781849087636
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SAS Ultimate Guide to Combat
How to Fight and Survive in Modern Warfare
Written by Robert Stirling


Format: Hardcover, 344 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $25.95

'I'm not going to teach you how to survive in snowy mountains with only a tea bag; this book will teach you how to fight and survive war in the 21st century.'--Robert Stirling, from the Introduction

In the tradition of John 'Lofty' Wiseman's SAS Survival Handbook comes a new combat handbook from... Read more >
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US Navy SEALs

Written by Mir Bahmanyar
Illustrated by Michael Welply


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $14.95

After the United States' failures in special operations missions during the late 1970s and 1980, a decision was made to revamp its unconventional military capabilities. The subsequent reorganization and redesignation in 1983 created the SEALs as they are known today, and later the all-encompassing command for US special operations forces under... Read more >
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Armies of the Balkan Wars 1912-13
The priming charge for the Great War
Written by Philip Jowett
Illustrated by Stephen Walsh


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $13.95

In 1912, the Balkan states formed an alliance in an effort to break free from the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Forming an army of some 645,000 troops from Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenego, they took on a force of 400,000 Turkish soldiers. Both sides were equipped with the latest weapons technology. This... Read more >
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The Bruneval Raid - Operation Biting 1942

Written by Ken Ford
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $9.95

In the darkest days of World War II, the British planned a daring airborne operation to capture the secret of the new German radar. Lead by Major John Frost, a company of paratroopers dropped into Bruneval on the French coast, and quickly neutralized a small German garrison. Then began a desperate... Read more >
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