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German Automatic Rifles 1941-45
Gew 41, Gew 43, FG 42 and StG 44
Written by Chris McNab
Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

This book explores the origins, development, combat use and lasting influence of Nazi Germany’s automatic rifles, focusing on the Gew 41(W), Gew 43/Kar 43, FG 42 and MP 43/StG 44. The Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939–40 convinced many observers that most infantry combat took place at closer ranges than the 750–1,000m. From... Read more >
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Griffon Spitfire Aces

Written by Andrew Thomas
Illustrated by Chris Davey


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

Modified for low-level operations to counter Luftwaffe attacks on the south coast, the Griffon-powered Spitfire XIV became the best low-level fighter ofWorld War 2. Squadrons moved to southeastern England to counter the V1 flying bomb offensive, and daring pilots tipped the V1 over with the aircraft's wingtip to disorientate the bomb... Read more >
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Hawker Hurricane Mk I-V

Written by Martyn Chorlton
Illustrated by Adam Tooby


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

At the outbreak of World War II, only 111 Squadron and a handful of others were equipped with the Hurricane. Thanks to sudden massive orders and a well-organized Hawker sub-contracting production to Gloster and General Aircraft, more squadrons rapidly became operational. Cutting their teeth during the Battle of France, it was... Read more >
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Heinz Guderian
The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
Written by Pier Battistelli
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $9.95

This book gives a focused, military biography of Heinz Guderian, perhaps the most highly respected German tank commander of World War II. Guderian was a typical product of the Prussian military elite; the son of a general in the army, there was little doubt that he would follow in his father's... Read more >
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Hurricane Aces 1941-45

Written by Andrew Thomas
Illustrated by John Weal


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

The Hurricane saw widespread action with Allied forces, as the RAF's first monoplane fighter. This book describes its many feats throughout 1945. It served as a fighter-bomber on the Channel Front, where the American Eagles and Polish units were amongst the Fighter Command squadrons flying the Hurricane, and where some of... Read more >
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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
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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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Lorraine 1944
Patton versus Manteuffel
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Tony Bryan


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

Osprey's examination of the confrontation between the US Army and German forces in Lorraine during World War II (1939-1945). In the wake of the defeat in Normandy in the summer of 1944, Hitler planned to stymie the Allied advance by cutting off Patton's Third Army in the Lorraine with a great... Read more >
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M3 Medium Tank vs Panzer III
Kasserine Pass 1943
Written by Gordon Rottman
Illustrated by Ian Palmer and Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $15.95

"...the first-person perspectives offered by Kirby and Köhler put this book on my recommended books list. These personal experiences definitely stirred some interest for me to research more on the design, evolution, and field performance of each of the two tanks.- C. Peter Chen, World War II Database (July 2008)


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Mosquito Aces of World War 2

Written by Andrew Thomas
Illustrated by Chris Davey


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

The Mosquito developed into one of the most versatile aircraft of World War 2, entering service with Fighter Command in early 1942. The 'Mossie' was soon defending raids on Britain's Cathedral cities and became an integral part of the country's night defences. Its airborne radar gave it the ability to 'see'... Read more >
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Mustang and Thunderbolt Aces of the Pacific and CBI

Written by John Stanaway
Illustrated by Tom Tullis


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

Although far better known for their exploits over the war torn skies of Germany and Italy, the USAAF's premier fighters, the P-47 and P-51, also made significant contributions to the victory against Japan from 1943 onwards. This book relates the appearance of the Allison-engined A-36As and P-51As over Rangoon from India... Read more >
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The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II
The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II
Written by Wayne Stack
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780961118
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The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II

Written by Wayne Stack


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

In 1939, New Zealand was far less well prepared for war than it had been in 1914. Nevertheless, more than 140,000 New Zealanders - nearly 9 per cent of the dominion's total population - enlisted to fight overseas 'for King and Country' during World War II. Of these, 104,000 served in... Read more >
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The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War II

Written by Wayne Stack
Illustrated by Mike Chappell


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

In 1939, New Zealand was far less well prepared for war than it had been in 1914. Nevertheless, more than 140,000 New Zealanders - nearly 9 per cent of the dominion's total population - enlisted to fight overseas 'for King and Country' during World War II. Of these, 104,000 served in... Read more >
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Operation Dragoon 1944
France's Other D-Day
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by John White


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

Osprey's study of Operation Dragoon, the Allied landings in southern France on August 15, 1944, which was one of the most controversial operations of World War II (1939-1945), leading to deep divides between United States and British planners. The US objective was to threaten the rear of the German armies occupying France... Read more >
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Operation Storm
Operation Storm
Written by John Geoghegan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307464811
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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...

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Office of Strategic Services 1942-45
The World War II Origins of the CIA
Written by Eugene Liptak
Illustrated by Richard Hook


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

Osprey's elite series title for the origins of the CIA during World War II (1939-1945). The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt, who realized the need to improve intelligence during wartime... Read more >
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Panzer Divisions 1944-45

Written by Pier Battistelli


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

The period 1944-45 was one of change for the Panzer Divisions. In summer 1944 the new-type Panzer Division was introduced with a reduction in the number of tanks, a change that was mainly seen in North-West Europe. On the Eastern Front, where the bulk of the Panzer Divisions were still employed... Read more >
Panzer Divisions: The Eastern Front 1941-43

Written by Pier Battistelli


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

On June 22, 1941 when Germany attacked the Soviet Union, her Panzer divisions were to play a major role in this titanic struggle. At its peak, 19 out of the 21 existing Panzer Divisions were deployed against the Soviets. Although overwhelmed by Soviet numbers, the superior skill and capability of the... Read more >
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Pe-2 Guards Units of World War 2

Written by Dmitriy Khazanov
Illustrated by Andrey Yurgenson


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

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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Polikarpov I-15, I-16 and I-153 Aces

Written by Mikhail Maslov
Illustrated by Mark Postlethwaite


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

The I-15, I-16 and I-153 fighters were the world's first mass-produced fighters. A total of 17,000 Polikarpov fighters had been manufactured by the time their series production was terminated in 1941. Aircraft of the first series successfully operated in Spain with the Republicans during the civil war (1936-39), in Chinese hands... Read more >
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RAF Mustang and Thunderbolt Aces

Written by Andrew Thomas
Illustrated by Chris Davey


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

The P-51 Mustang and P-47 Thunderbolt were the finest American fighters of World War 2, and both saw service with the Royal Air Force in substantial numbers. The RAF began flying the Mustang in 1944, using it to fly bomber escort missions, and deploying to support the ground campaigns in Italy... Read more >
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Rommel's Afrika Korps
Tobruk to El Alamein
Written by Pier Battistelli


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

In 1940 a British offensive in the Western Desert provoked a major Italian military disaster. By early February 1941 the whole of Cyrenaica had been lost, and German help became necessary to avoid the loss of the entire of Libya. On 14 February 1941 the first echelons of German troops hurriedly... Read more >
Scapa Flow
The defences of Britain#s great fleet anchorage 1914-45
Written by Angus Konstam
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


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

A strategically important natural harbor in the Orkney Islands, Scapa Flow served as Britain's main fleet anchorage during World Wars I and II. It held Jellicoe's Grand Fleet from 1914-18, and it was from here that it sailed out to do battle with the Germans at Jutland in 1916. In 1914... Read more >
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Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific

Written by Andrew Thomas
Illustrated by Chris Davey


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

The Japanese Army Air Force's invasion of Burma during 1941-42 was at first a huge success against the RAF who struggled to support the Chindit expedition on the ground. Yet the arrival of the Spitfire was to change the fortunes of the RAF and the outcome of the battle. Proving a... Read more >
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Spitfire Aces of North Africa and Italy

Written by Andrew Thomas
Illustrated by Chris Davey


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

The Spitfire was the most iconic and famous British fighter of World War II and was first deployed to Egypt in the spring of 1942 as German success in North Africa reached its zenith. Although few in number, in their early battles with the Luftwaffe the RAF and South African Spitfire... Read more >
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