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Blackett's War
Blackett's War
Written by Stephen Budiansky
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962638
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Blackett's War
The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare
Written by Stephen Budiansky


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $12.99

The exciting history of a small group of British and American scientists who, during World War II, developed the new field of operational research to turn back the tide of German submarines—revolutionizing the way wars are waged and won.

In March 1941, after a year of unbroken and devastating U-boat onslaughts...

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Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park
Written by Michael Smith
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ISBN: 9780747812159
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Bletchley Park
Code-Breaking
Written by Michael Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

Around 100 people arrived at Bletchley in August 1939, but by the beginning of 1944 there were around 10,000 people from a wide range of backgrounds. Young women who had left school at 15 worked alongside senior academics and service officers with everyone treated as equals. To quote an American who... Read more >
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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Defenses of Pearl Harbor and Oahu 1907-50

Written by Glen Williford
Illustrated by Chris Taylor


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

At the beginning of the 20th century, the military importance of the Hawaiian Islands became clear. Oahu in particular was a key bastion in projecting America's military power in the Pacific. The island was turned into a military fortress - and yet it also became the site of one of America's... Read more >
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The Fall of Eben Emael - Belgium 1940
The Fall of Eben Emael - Belgium 1940
Written by Chris McNab, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780962610
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The Fall of Eben Emael - Belgium 1940

Written by Chris McNab
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $18.95

In early May 1940, the fortress of Eben Emael was a potent sentinel over the Belgian-Dutch borderlands. A ferro-concrete monster built in the 1930s on the Albert Canal, the fortress covered 75 hectares on the surface, had 5km of tunnels underground and was studded with bunkers, gun turrets and casemates. Add... Read more >
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Hawker Hurricane Mk I-V
Hawker Hurricane Mk I-V
Written by Martyn Chorlton, Illustrated by Adam Tooby
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780966021
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Hawker Hurricane Mk I-V

Written by Martyn Chorlton
Illustrated by Adam Tooby


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $18.95

The Hurricane may not have been the prettiest or, the best performing aircraft, but it will always be seen as the aircraft we needed at the time, and thankfully, in high numbers. Its design had incorporated older, tried and tested technologies, but also took fighter design a little further forward as... Read more >
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Japan 1945
From Operation Downfall to Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Written by Clayton Chun
Illustrated by John White


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

In this 200th Campaign series title Clayton Chun examines the final stages of World War II (1939-1945) as the Allies debated how to bring about the surrender of Japan. Chun not only describes the actual events but also analyzes the possible operations to capture the Japanese mainland which were never implemented... Read more >
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Kasserine Pass 1943
Rommel's last victory
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Michael Welply


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Osprey's examination of the North African campaign of November 1942-May 1943 of World War II (1939-1945), which was a baptism of fire for the US Army. After relatively straightforward landings, the US II Corps advanced into Tunisia to support operations by the British 8th Army. Rommel, worried by the prospect of an... Read more >
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The Marshall Islands 1944
Operation Flintlock, the Capture of Kwajalein and Eniwetok
Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Following the capture of Tarawa in November 1943 during World War II (1939-1945), American eyes turned to the Marshall Islands. These were the next vital stepping-stone across the Pacific towards Japan, and would bring the islands of Guam and Saipan within the reach of US forces. In their first amphibious attack... Read more >
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The German Fortress of Metz 1870-1944

Written by Clayton Donnell
Illustrated by Brian Delf


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

Following the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and the absorption of the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine into the newly formed German Empire, the German Army decided to construct a fortress line from Strasbourg to Luxembourg to protect their new territory and counter the great fortress system... Read more >
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Mitsubishi Type 1 Rikko Betty Units of World War 2

Written by Osamu Tagaya
Illustrated by Mark Styling


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

The most produced Japanese bomber of the World War II (1939-1945), the G4M saw action on every front from the first day of the Pacific conflict through to VJ-Day. The 'Betty's' very long range made it a key weapon during the opening year of the war. However, to achieve this, the aircraft was... Read more >
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Mosquito Bomber/Fighter-Bomber Units 1942-45

Written by Martin Bowman
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 100 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Truly an example of engineering ingenuity born out of the desperation of war, the legendary 'all-wooden' Mosquito was perhaps the best twin-engined fighter-bomber of its size to see action in World War II (1939-1945). The first bomber variant to enter service was the B Mk IV, initial examples of which were... Read more >
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Operation Cobra 1944
Breakout from Normandy
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

One of the most decisive months of World War II (1939-1945) was the 30 days between 25 July and 25 August 1944. After the success of the D-Day landings, the Allied forces found themselves bogged down in a bloody stalemate in Normandy. On 25 July General Bradley launched Operation Cobra to... Read more >
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Panzer Divisions: The Blitzkrieg Years 1939-40

Written by Pier Battistelli


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, Germany's armored forces - the Panzerwaffe - were still in their infancy. The restrictions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles meant that German tank development had to be conducted in secret. Initial armor campaigns in Poland were not completely successful and... Read more >
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Liberation of Paris 1944
Patton's Race for the Seine
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

In July 1944 of World War II (1939-1945), Operation Cobra broke the stalemate in Normandy and sent the Allies racing across France. The Allied commanders ignored Paris in their planning for this campaign, considering that the risk of intense street fighting and heavy casualties outweighed the city's strategic importance. However, Charles... Read more >
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Pe-2 Guards Units of World War 2
Pe-2 Guards Units of World War 2
Written by Dmitriy Khazanov, Illustrated by Andrey Yurgenson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780960654
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Pe-2 Guards Units of World War 2

Written by Dmitriy Khazanov
Illustrated by Andrey Yurgenson


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $22.95

Petlyakov's Pe-2 was the most numerous Soviet twin-engined bomber of World War 2, the aircraft being used as a dive-bomber, ground attack platform and dedicated reconnaissance type. The first examples entered service in August 1940, and by the time production came to end in late 1945, no fewer than 10,547 examples... Read more >
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Polish Aces of World War 2

Written by Robert Gretzyngier
Illustrated by Robert Gretzyngier


Format: eBook, 100 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Pilots of the Polish Air Force saw action from the first day of World War 2 until the final victory in Europe. Flying hopelessly outmoded P.11 fighters in defence of their country in September 1939, a handful of aviators inflicted serious losses on the Luftwaffe before being overwhelmed. The survivors escaped... Read more >
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Remagen 1945
Endgame Against the Third Reich
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Following the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes, the Allies began steps for the final assault into Germany. The long-delayed US Army thrust over the Roer River, Operation Lumberjack, finally took place in February, placing the US Army along the Rhine. The Rhine represented the last major geographical barrier to... Read more >
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Siegfried Line 1944-45
Battles on the German Frontier
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

The Siegfried Line campaign was one of the most frustrating and bloody series of battles fought by the US Army in Northwest Europe during World War II (1939-1945).

In order to break through the German-Belgian border north of the Ardennes and eventually reach the Rhine, the First and Ninth divisions of the... Read more >
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Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943-45

Written by Chris Thomas
Illustrated by Chris Thomas


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

The Typhoon was the RAF's chosen heavyweight fighter-bomber to support the British and Canadian Armies during the invasion of northwest Europe in World War II (1939-1945). A specialist in the aircraft (his father flew them in WWII), author Chris Thomas has done much research on the Typhoon's operations with 2nd TAF... Read more >
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US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Pacific War

Written by Louis Dorny
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

Although designed in the mid-1930s and in squadron service several years prior to the Pearl Harbor attack, the PBY Catalina proved its soundness in combat throughout the four years that World War II raged across the Pacific. Deadly in its primary role as a submarine hunter, the PBY was the scourge... Read more >
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The White Rose of Stalingrad
The White Rose of Stalingrad
Written by Bill Yenne
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781849088107
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The White Rose of Stalingrad
The Real-Life Adventure of Lidiya Vladimirovna Litvyak, the Highest Scoring Female Air Ace of All Time
Written by Bill Yenne


Format: Hardcover, 328 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $27.95

During World War II, most of the air forces of the nations engaged in combat had women in their ranks, but only in the Soviet Union did women fly regular, routine missions in live-fire combat. Of all the major air forces that were engaged in the war, only the Red Air... Read more >
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World War II Desert Tactics

Written by Paddy Griffith
Illustrated by Adam Hook


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

Osprey's study of desert tactics employed in North Africa during World War II (1939-1945). In 1940-43 North Africa saw the first major desert campaign by modern mechanized armies. The British, Italians, German Afrika Korps and US Army all addressed and learned from the special problems - human, logistical, mechanical and tactical... Read more >
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World War II Soviet Armed Forces (3)
1944-45
Written by Nigel Thomas
Illustrated by Darko Pavlovic


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

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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World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques
World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques
Written by Gordon Rottman, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780962740
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World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques

Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $18.95

Camouflage at the tactical level - i.e. by individual soldiers and small units - was standard practice for all World War II armies, since battlefield camouflage was one of many tactical techniques and skills essential for survival, and for the success of both defensive and offensive operations. Nevertheless, it was often... Read more >
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