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Ospreys due in at the end of March and the rest by the end of February or early March.

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347 Constantinople AD 717-18: The Crucible of History

347 Constantinople AD 717-18: The Crucible of History Campaign series. Comprehensive study of the clash between the ascendant Caliphate and the fading Byzantine Empire. It details the forces available to each side, with their respective advantages and vulnerabilities, evaluating the leadership qualities of the rival commanders and assessing their strategic and tactical initiatives. It also accounts for the trajectory and outcome of the campaign and emphasizes the fundamental significance of the struggle. By holding the line, the Byzantines gave Europe enough time to develop at its own pace and emerge strong enough to face down its Islamic counterpart on equal terms. $24.00 USD

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047 French Soldier vs German Soldier: Verdun 1916 Combat Men series. Outlines the wider approach to the evolving battle, assesses the preparations and combat record of the French and German fighting men who fought one another at Verdun, and discusses their training, equipment and doctrine. Includes key role of flamethrowers, hand grenades, trench mortars, and more mobile machineguns in the hands of infantry specialists and innovations in combat communications. $22.00 USD

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052 Operation Eagle Claw 1980: The Disastrous Bid to End the Iran Hostage Crisis Raid series. Following months of negotiations after the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on 4 November 1979, President Jimmy Carter ordered the newly formed Delta Force to conduct a raid into Iran to free the hostages. The raid, Operation Eagle Claw, was risky to say the least. U.S. forces would have to fly into the deserts of Iran on C-130s; marry up with carrier-based RH-53D helicopters; fly to hide sites near Tehran; approach the embassy via trucks; seize the embassy and rescue the hostages; board the helicopters descending on Tehran; fly to an airbase captured by more U.S. forces; and then fly out on C-141s and to freedom. Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly given the complexity of the mission, things went wrong from the start. $22.00 USD

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530 Japanese Armies 1868-1877: The Boshin War and Satsuma Rebellion Men at Arms series. This fully illustrated title explores the fall of the Samurai in detail, examining the arms, tactics, key figures of both sides, and charting the increasing Westernization of the Imperial forces. $19.00 USD

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The Master Shipwright's Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy

The Master Shipwright's Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy Reveals the many secrets of King Charles II's shipwrights through an analysis of Deptford master shipwright John Shish's plans for the Tyger (two-deck, fourth-rate warship), revealing innovative practical calculations which differ significantly from the few contemporary treatises on the subject, and the complicated process of constructing the molds necessary to make the ship's frame. All the other duties performed by the master shipwrights, such as repairing ships, controlling their men, and keeping up with the latest inventions are also discussed in detail.

Includes detailed illustrations of the construction of the Tyger and explores both its complicated history and its complex rebuilding, complete with deck plans, internal sections, and large-scale external shaded drawings. The title also explores associated ships, including another fourth-rate ship, the Mordaunt, which was purchased into the Navy at the time and underwent a dimensional survey by John Shish. A rare contemporary section drawing of another fourth-rate English ship and constructional drawings of Shish's later fourth-rate ship, St. Albans, are also included. $85.00 USD

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The Irish Brigade 1670-1745: The Wild Geese in French Service

The Irish Brigade 1670-1745: The Wild Geese in French Service Explains the origins of the brigade and its regiments, the personalities who led them and formed their reputation, and the circumstances of their final dissolution in the aftermath of French Revolution. From the Nine Years War, through the War of the Spanish Succession, and beyond, their descendants would be present at Fontenoy, Culloden, and in the Americas, forever destined to fight for a cause and land which had changed beyond recognition. 16 black-and-white illustrations. $33.00 USD

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The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson's Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi Grierson's Raid, April 17 to May 2, 1863, through Mississippi (entering the northern border with Tennessee and exiting its southern border with Louisiana) broke a vital Confederate rail line at Newton Station that supplied Vicksburg and, perhaps most importantly, consumed the attention of the Confederate high command. While Confederate Lt. Gen. John Pemberton at Vicksburg and other Southern leaders looked in the wrong directions, Grant moved his entire Army of the Tennessee across the Mississippi River below Vicksburg, spelling the doom of that city, the Confederate chances of holding the river, and perhaps the Confederacy itself. Includes 36 images and 13 maps. $20.00 USD

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The Americans From the Ardennes to VE Day: Images of War Series The third and final volume of the author's Americans in North-West Europe series covers the period December 1944 to May 1945. Includes 250 black-and-white illustrations. $29.00 USD

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Soldiers to the Last Day: The Rhineland-Westphalian 6th Infantry Division, 1935-1945 Recounts the history of the German 6th Infantry Division from its formation in 1935 to its destruction at Babruysk in July 1944, and then its resurrection and continued fighting until the end of the war. Among the first divisions established by the Wehrmacht, the 6th Infantry Division had one of the longest and bloodiest records of continuous combat of any division – Allied or Axis. Presents the German view of the war from inside divisional headquarters and down to the individual Landser as the division marches across France in 1940, advances to the Volga during Operation Barbarossa, fights the brutal battles of Rzhev, Kursk, and Babruysk; and makes last desperate attempts to defend the homeland in 1945. Includes 44 black-and-white illustrations. $40.00 USD

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Malta: The Last Great Siege, 1940-1943

Malta: The Last Great Siege, 1940-1943 Explains the strategic importance of Malta during WWII, for the island sits astride both the Axis and Allied supply routes in the Mediterranean, and describes the battles in the air, on the sea, and on the ground to keep the war effort going, despite the aerial and naval siege. The losses endured were appalling, but repeated attempts to run the gauntlet had to be made. This was indeed a great siege involving every man and women on the island. $37.00 USD

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The Killing Fields of Provence: Occupation, Resistance and Liberation in the South of France In the South of France, the most memorable WWII event was the sea and airborne invasion of 15 August 1944. Perhaps, because it went relatively smoothly, this Second D-Day was soon relegated to the back pages of history. Operation Dragoon and the liberation is however only a small part of the story. The book describes years of suffering and sacrifice under German and Vichy oppression. By sea and air, Allied agents and Special Forces were infiltrated to fan the flames, but wherever the Resistance rose up prematurely, the reprisals from the Nazis and their auxiliaries were ferocious. Includes 40 black-and-white illustrations. $43.00 USD

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The Imperial Families of Ancient Rome Offers biographical and historical background descriptions of every Roman emperor and his family, recognized or ephemeral, assembled with as complete a tabular record as possible. Covers the Empire's founding, Roman society, genealogical complexities, and analysis of sources. Puts on record the known ancestry, relations and descendants of all emperors, and shows connections from one dynasty to another. It also attempts to distinguish between certainty and possibility, and to eliminate obvious fictions. $60.00 USD

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Natter: Manned Missile of the Third Reich This monumental work of over 500 pages and 800 illustrations records in meticulous detail the history and technology of the remarkable manned rocket interceptor, the Bachem Ba 349 Natter. In the space of less than one year, the Natter went from design concept to operational readiness, with initial deployment planned for April 1945. However, in the last days of the war, although the Natter lost its relevance as a war machine, another underlying drive for many of the engineers was the dream that this little machine would lay the foundations for future human spaceflight. $85.00 USD

And Don't Forget the Magazines…

Paper Wars: Issue 94: Fall of Siam cover

Paper Wars: Issue 94: Fall of Siam The relationship between the two ancient Asian superpowers of Burma (currently Myanmar) and Siam (currently Thailand) was long, bloody and well-documented. Burma and Siam clashed constantly, involving at least 17 separate conflicts that in turn resulted in at least six sieges of the Siam's capital, Ayutthaya, over a 300-year period. Twelve of these conflicts ended in Burmese victory. The 1767 siege of Ayutthaya ended in the great capital's total destruction. Includes wargame. $47.00 USD

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