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Battle of the Bulge 1944 (2)
Bastogne
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


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

Osprey's second title examining the Battle of the Bulge, which was the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II (1939-1945). When the attack in the north by 6th Panzer Army failed, Hitler switched the focus of the offensive to General Manteuffel’s 5th Panzer Army farther... Read more >
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Battle of the Bulge 1944 (1)
St Vith and the Northern Shoulder
Written by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Howard Gerrard


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

Osprey's first title examining the Battle of the Bulge, which was the largest and most costly battle fought by the US Army in World War II (1939-1945). The Ardennes fighting was Hitler’s last gamble on the Western Front, crippling the Wehrmacht for the remainder of the war. In the first of two... Read more >
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Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park
Written by Michael Smith
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812159
Our Price: $12.95
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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 Motorcycles of the 1960s and '70s

Written by Mick Walker


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $7.95

For the first half of the 20th century Great Britain led the world in motorcycle design and production, exporting its products to countries in every section of the globe. However, as the second half of the century began in 1960 this once great industry commenced what was to be a terminal... Read more >
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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Early Home Computers
Early Home Computers
Written by Kevin Murrell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747812166
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Early Home Computers

Written by Kevin Murrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $12.95

This is the story of the people and machines that revolutionized our lives and made personal computers an integral part of our homes. For the typical family in the 1960s and 1970s, computers were both fascinating and frightening, but largely a mystery. Developments in microelectronics in the early 1970s meant that... Read more >
Israeli F-15 Eagle Units in Combat

Written by Shlomo Aloni
Illustrated by Chris Davey


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

Diplomacy, politics and national trauma has dominated the frontline career of the Israeli F-15 to date. In the wake of the losses suffered in the October 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Israeli government opted for technology in an effort to reassure a traumatised population that they would never suffer a surprise... Read more >
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Israeli A-4 Skyhawk Units in Combat

Written by Shlomo Aloni
Illustrated by Jim Laurier


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

The light and agile A-4 Skyhawk was the first modern American jet to be offered to the Israeli Air Force, marking the point where the US took over from France as Israel's chief military supplier. Deliveries began too late for the A-4 to fight in the Six-Day War (1967), but it... 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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London 1917-18
The Bomber Blitz
Written by Ian Castle
Illustrated by Christa Hook


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

Osprey's Campaign title for the Gotha and the massive Staaken 'Giant' bomber raids against London during World War I (1914-1918). On a sunny May afternoon in 1917, the peace of an English seaside town was shattered when a flight of German Gotha bombers appeared without warning. Twenty-three Gothas had set out to... 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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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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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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Lockheed SR-71 Operations in the Far East

Written by Paul Crickmore
Illustrated by Chris Davey


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

Even before the first operational flight of the legendary Lockheed U-2 spy plane, aircraft design genius Kelly Johnson began work with his team at the company's "Skunk Works" plant on the type's replacement. The result was the SR-71. First deployed on March 9, 1968, this tri-sonic 'hotrod' flew its first operational... 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 >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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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My Century

Written by Aleksander Wat
Translated by Richard Lourie
Introduction by Czeslaw Milosz


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 30, 2013
Price: $22.95

In My Century the great Polish poet Aleksander Wat provides a spellbinding account of life in Eastern Europe in the midst of the terrible twentieth century. Based on interviews with Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, My Century describes the artistic, sexual, and political experimentation—in which Wat was a major participant—that followed... Read more >
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'Twelve to One' V Fighter Command Aces of the Pacific

Written by Tony Holmes
Illustrated by Chris Davey


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $15.95

This volume details the experiences of 107 elite American aces in combat against the Japanese. The highest scoring US pilots of World War 2 fought against the Japanese Army Air Force and Imperial Japanese Navy over the jungles of New Guinea and the Philippines. Flying P-38s and P-47s, men such as... Read more >
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