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German Destroyers 1939#45

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $13.95

The German destroyer fleet of World War II consisted of nine classes: the Diether Von Roeder Class, the Leberecht Maas Class and the wartime classes Z23, Z35, Z37, Z40, Z43, Z46 and Z52. These vessels, though fewer in number than the British destroyer fleet, tended to be much bigger and more... Read more >
German E-boats 1939-45

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $13.95

By the outbreak of World War II, Germany had done much to replace the Kaiser's High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled following their surrender at the end of World War I. Forced to build anew, the Kriegsmarine possessed some of the most technically advanced warships in existence. Although the heavy units... Read more >
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Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45

Written by Gary Nila
Illustrated by Bill Younghusband


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

This long awaited title provides a fantastic reference resource on the uniforms, dress, flight gear and personal weaponry of the Imperial Japanese Navy airmen of World War II (1939-1945). It includes detailed descriptions of flight gear, including manufacture information, and interviews with IJN pilots such as Sakai, Komachi, Tanimizu, Kawato and... Read more >
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Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (1)

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $13.95

This, the first of two volumes on Germany's World War II U-boats, traces their development from the early U-boats of the Kaiser's Navy, the prohibition on Germany having U-boats following the Armistice in 1918 and the subsequent Treaty of Versailles, the secret development of U-boats using a 'cover-firm' in Holland, culminating... Read more >
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Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 (2)

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $13.95

This title follows from New Vanguard 51: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939–45 (1) and charts the continuing development of the U-boat in German service, including the evolution of the Type IX as a long range 'cruiser' intended for solo operations in distant waters. Also covered is the revolutionary Type XXI, conceived of in... Read more >
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Nelson's Navy

Written by Philip Haythornthwaite
Illustrated by Bill Younghusband


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

Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), the role of the Royal Navy should never be overlooked. The 'wooden walls' formed the country's first and most important line of defence, and ranged throughout the world to protect Britain's trade-routes and in support of the... Read more >
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The British Fleet Air Arm in World War II

Written by Mark Barber
Illustrated by Stephen Walsh


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $14.95

This is a concise history of the Royal Navy's air arm during World War II (1939-1945), from the Arctic convoys, to the battle for Malta, to the last raids on Japan. The contribution of British Naval aviation to the ultimate Allied victory cannot be underestimated. Amazingly the Admiralty only had 406... Read more >
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Great Lakes Warships 1812-1815

Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Paul Wright


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

When war broke out in 1812, neither the United States Navy nor the Royal Navy had more than a token force on the Great Lakes. However, once the shooting started, it sparked a ship-building arms race that continued throughout the war. This book examines the design and development of the warships... Read more >
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Great Lakes Warships 1812-1815
Great Lakes Warships 1812-1815
Written by Mark Lardas, Illustrated by Paul Wright
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849085663
Our Price: $17.95
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Great Lakes Warships 1812-1815

Written by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Paul Wright


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

When war broke out in 1812, neither the United States Navy nor the Royal Navy had more than a token force on the Great Lakes. However, once the shooting started, it sparked a ship-building arms race that continued throughout the war. This book examines the design and development of the warships... Read more >
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Royal Naval Air Service Pilot 1914-18

Written by Mark Barber
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $14.95

Osprey's survey of the Royal Naval Air Service pilot during World War I (1914-1918). In 1914 the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps was subsumed into the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). With the bulk of the Royal Flying Corps engaged in France, the aircraft and seaplane pilots of the... Read more >
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U-boats of the Kaisers Navy

Written by Gordon Williamson
Illustrated by Ian Palmer


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

As was the case in World War II, one of the greatest threats to Britain during World War I was the German U-boat menace. This book traces the development of the U-boat threat from the Brandtaucher, designed by Wilhelm Bauer, the father of the German submarine arm, in 1850, through to... Read more >
Young Nelsons
Boy sailors during the Napoleonic Wars
Written by D.A.B Ronald


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $12.99

"The fought like young Nelsons." The words of a schoolmaster, writing from aboard HMS Mars after the battle of Trafalgar, describing the valor of his pupils in the heat of battle. Made immortal by the novels of Patrick O'Brian, C. S. Forester and Alexander Kent, these boy sailors, alongside those of every other... Read more >
Neptune's Inferno
Neptune's Inferno
Written by James D. Hornfischer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553385120
Our Price: $18.00
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Neptune's Inferno
The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Written by James D. Hornfischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $18.00

The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound.” Here...

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British Destroyers 1892-1918

Written by Jim Crossley
Illustrated by Paul Wright


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

This book recounts the history of the first destroyers of the Royal Navy, which revolutionised this service and changed the way war was fought at sea. Moreover, between 1892, when the first destroyers were laid down, and 1918 destroyers evolved radically from 27 knot, 250-ton ships into 35 knot, 1,530-ton ships... Read more >
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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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