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Campaign 001 Normandy 1944. Allied Landings and Breakout. 9780850459210

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  • Normandy 1944. Allied Landings and Breakout
  • Stephen Badsey
  • 96 pages, illustrated. Stephen Badsey provides a concise account of the Normandy campaign, from the fiercely contested landings, to the struggle to capture Caen, the Cobra offensive and the dramatic pursuit of the Germans to the River Seine.

Campaign 003 France 1940. Blitzkrieg in the West. 9780850459586

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  • France 1940. Blitzkrieg in the West
  • by Alan Shepperd
  • 96 pages, illustrated. The secret of the Wehrmacht's success lay in its carefully thought out organisation and the tactics of blitzkrieg. Fast moving tank divisions supported by armoured, mobile infantry swept over opposition, helped by both conventional bombers and deadly Stuka dive-bombers

Campaign 004 Tet Offensive. Turning Point in Vietnam. 9780850459609

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  • Tet Offensive. Turning Point in Vietnam
  • by James R. Arnold
  • 96 pages. Detailing the plans and forces involved, James Arnold demonstrates how instead the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North; and how, paradoxically, the American people and their leaders came to perceive the war for Vietnam was lost

Campaign 005 Ardennes 1944. Hitler's Last Gamble in the West. 9780850459593

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  • Ardennes 1944. Hitler's Last Gamble in the West
  • by James R. Arnold
  • 96 pages. In spite of serious American disadvantages Hitler's offensive was stopped. This book explains exactly how this was achieved, putting to rest Germany's last hopes of victory. 

Campaign 006 Balaclava 1854. The Charge of the Light Brigade. 9780850459616

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  • Balaclava 1854. The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • John Sweetman
  • 96 pages. This book examines in detail the crucial battle of Balaclava, including: the attack on the redoubts; the action of "the thin red line" in which an assortment of about 700 British troops, some invalids, were abandoned by their Turkish allies; the subsequent charge of the Heavy Brigade; and the most famous part of the battle: the infamous charge of the Light Brigade.

Campaign 007 Alexander 334 - 323 BC. Conquest of the Persian Empire. 9781855321106

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  • Alexander 334 - 323 BC. Conquest of the Persian Empire
  • John Warry
  • 96 pages. This book, by John Warry, an expert on the warfare of the Classical world, examines the principle battles of Alexander's campaigns in detail. The battles of the Granicus, Issus, Gaugamela, Hydaspes and the difficult siege of Tyre are all discussed at length.

Campaign 008 Gallipoli 1915. Frontal Assault on Turkey. 9781855321114

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  • Gallipoli 1915. Frontal Assault on Turkey
  • Philip Haythornthwaite
  • The Gallipoli expedition of 1915, the brainchild of Winston Churchill, was designed to knock the Turkish Empire out of the First World War and open a supply route to Russia. The campaign is characterised by the military incompetence of the higher commands, particularly the Allies.

Campaign 009 Agincourt 1415. Triumph against the Odds. 9781855321328

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  • Agincourt 1415. Triumph against the Odds
  • by Matthew Bennett
  • 96 pages. Agincourt is one of the most evocative names in English military history. Henry V's forces were tired, hungry, and faced a French army three to six times more numerous. However, they possessed several advantages, and English success resulted from the combination of heavily armoured men-at-arms with troops armed with the infamous longbow - the havoc this weapon wreaked was crucial.

Campaign 010 First Bull Run 1861. The South's First Victory. 9781855321335

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  • First Bull Run 1861. The South's First Victory
  • Author: Alan Hankinson
  • 96 pages. The author investigates the personalities of the principle commanders on both sides and examines the opposing armies, showing how the widely varying uniforms of different units caused mistakes of identity which effected the battle at crucial points. Weapons, intelligence and the almost universal inexperience of troops on both sides are all discussed, helping to explain events in the battle itself

Campaign 011 Kaiserschlacht 1918. The Final German Offensive. 9781855321571

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  • Kaiserschlacht 1918. The Final German Offensive
  • Randal Gray
  • 96 pages. Randal Gray describes how, using special 'Stormtrooper' units and high-mobility tactics, the Germans came within a hair's breadth of winning the war, providing a blow by blow account of the daily events of the battle. Although at first glance the Kaiserschlacht was Germany's greatest success of the First World War, in fact its ultimate failure consigned Germany to inevitable defeat

Campaign 012 Culloden 1746. The Highland Clan's Last Charge. 9781855321588

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  • Culloden 1746. The Highland Clan's Last Charge.
  • Peter Harrington
  • 96 pages. Peter Harrington examines all aspects of the battle, including its background, the earlier Highlander victories, the men and commanders of both sides, and the massacre that took place in its aftermath

Campaign 013 Hastings 1066. The Fall of Saxon England. Revised edition. 9781841761336

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  • Hastings 1066. The Fall of Saxon England. Revised edition
  • Christopher Gravett
  • 96 pages. Fought on 14th October 1066 between Duke William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson, king of England, the outcome irrevocably changed the course of English history.

Campaign 014 Zulu War 1879. Twilight of a Warrior Nation. 9781855321656

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  • Zulu War 1879. Twilight of a Warrior Nation
  • by Ian Knight & Ian Castle
  • 96 pages. In the late 1870s the British Imperial administration in the Cape colony in southern Africa began to view the Zulu kingdom as a challenge to their authority.To contain this perceived threat, they engineered a war. The early campaigns went terribly wrong, with the decisive Zulu victory at Isandlwana. Ultimately however, the British won the war.

Campaign 015 Waterloo 1815. The Birth of Modern Europe.

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  • Waterloo 1815. The Birth of Modern Europe. Campaign 015
  • by Geoffrey Wootten
  • 96 pages, illustrated. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, with five full-colour maps and three highly detailed bird's eye views showing decisive moments in the action.

Campaign 017. Chickamauga 1863. The River of Death. pb

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  • Chickamauga 1863. The River of Death. Campaign 17
  • James R. Arnold
  • 96 pages. On 19th September the Confederates attacked the Union army along Chickamauga creek south of Chattanooga. On the second day of bloody fighting the entire Union right collapsed and the army retreated headlong for Chattanooga, all except General George H. Thomas' Corps who fought on doggedly until nightfall
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Campaign 018 Mueller: Guadalcanal 1942. The Marines Strike Back. 9781855322530

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  • Guadalcanal 1942. The Marines Strike Back
  • Joseph N. Mueller
  • 96 pages. Over 30,000 American and Japanese casualties were suffered in five months of bitter fighting. From the ranks of the units that contested this campaign a seasoned fighting force of US veterans was created that would, island by island, sweep the Japanese back across the Pacific

Campaign 019 Nicolle: Hattin 1187. Saladin's Greatest Victory. 9781855322844

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  • Hattin 1187. Saladin's Greatest Victory
  • David Nicolle
  • 96 pages. This volume tells the story of those momentous months - the campaign leading to the Muslim capture of Jerusalem after the disastrous Crusader defeat at Hattin where, in a two day running battle on the waterless plateau between Saffuriya and Tiberias, beneath a burning sun, Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian army.

Campaign 020 Chandler: Jena 1806. Napoleon Destroys Prussia. 9781855322851

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  • Jena 1806. Napoleon Destroys Prussia.
  • David G Chandler
  • 96 pages. On 14 October the double battle was fought: Napoleon with 96,000 men and 120 guns engaged and heavily defeated Prince Hohenlohe and General Ruchel. The decisive engagement was fought further north where Marshal Davout with 27,000 men and 40 guns routed the main Prussian army under Frederick William IV and the Duke of Brunswick.

Campaign 021 Elliot-Wright: Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870. End of the Second Empire. 9781855322868

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  • Gravelotte-St-Privat 1870. End of the Second Empire
  • Elliot-Wright. 96 pages. Attacked by superior Prussian forces, Marshal Bazaine's French Army of the Rhine army inflicted heavy casualties on the advancing Prussian's before finally being forced to retreat into the fortress city of Metz. Unable to break out Bazaine's army grimly held on to the end of the war. French failure at Gravelotte-St-Privat led directly to their final defeat at Sedan, the collapse of Napoleon III's regime and the proclamation of the German Empire

Campaign 022 Healy: Qadesh 1300 BC. Clash of the Warrior Kings 9781855323001

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  • Qadesh 1300 BC. Clash of the Warrior Kings
  • by Mark Healy
  • 96 pages. The earliest battle in history which can be reconstructed in detail, Qadesh pitted the two great warriors of the age against each other, Muwatallish of Hatti and the great warrior-Pharaoh Rameses II.

Campaign 023 Featherstone: Khartoum 1885. General Gordon's Last Stand. 9781855323018

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  • Khartoum 1885. General Gordon's Last Stand
  • Donald Featherstone
  • 96 pages. Proclaiming himself the long-expected Madhi he preached that the Sudan was to be purged of its Egyptian oppressors. Drawn in by the Egyptian failure to deal with the situation, the British sent General Gordon to organise an evacuation. On reaching Khartoum however, General Gordon believed, incorrectly, that the Madhi could be reasoned with. Instead of negotiating, the Madhi besieged the town for 317 days.

Campaign 024 Badsey: Arnhem 1944. Operation 'Market Garden'. 9781855323025

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  • Arnhem 1944. Operation 'Market Garden'
  • by Stephen Badsey
  • 96 pages, illustrated. This book details how, instead of being relieved after 48 hours as expected, British paratroopers were cut off for nine days. Facing two unexpected SS Panzer divisions the Allies were eventually evacuated across the Rhine after putting up an incredible fight

Campaign 025 Hofschröer: Leipzig 1813. The Battle of the Nations. 9781855323544

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  • Leipzig 1813. The Battle of the Nations
  • by Peter Hofschröer
  • 96 pages. A wealth of background information is chronicled, including the strategies of both sides and detailed information on each of the combatant forces. The numerous battles leading up to Leipzig are also discussed, providing a fascinating and illuminating overview of the whole campaign.

Campaign 026 Hankinson: Vicksburg 1863. Grant Clears the Mississippi. 9781855323537

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  • Vicksburg 1863. Grant Clears the Mississippi
  • Alan Hankinson
  • 96 pages. The 1863 Vicksburg campaign was to prove decisive to the outcome of the American Civil War. Known as the 'Gibraltar of the West', Vicksburg was the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. In a masterly campaign Grant used riverboats and steamers to land his army south of the city.

Campaign 026 trade edition: Hankinson: Vicksburg 1863. Trade.

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  • Vicksburg 1863. Trade Edition. Same book as Campaign 26, other cover
  • Alan Hankinson
  • 96 pages. The 1863 Vicksburg campaign was to prove decisive to the outcome of the American Civil War. Known as the 'Gibraltar of the West', Vicksburg was the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. In a masterly campaign Grant used riverboats and steamers to land his army south of the city.

Campaign 027 Featherstone: Tel El-Kebir 1882. Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt.

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  • Tel El-Kebir 1882. Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt
  • Donald Featherstone
  • 96 pages. In 1881 the Egyptian army mutinied from the Khedive of Egypt, and forced him to appoint Said Ahmed Arabi as Minister of War. In March 1882 Arabi was made a Pasha and from this time on acted as a dictator. Impassioned demands of Arabi that the foreigner be driven out of Egypt and massacres of Christians prompted an armed British response, first in the form of a naval bombardment of Alexandria, and then as an expeditionary force under Lieutenant-General Wolseley.
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Campaign 028 Pickles: New Orleans 1815. Andrew Jackson Crushes the British. 978185532605

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  • New Orleans 1815. Andrew Jackson Crushes the British
  • Tim Pickles
  • 96 pages. The conflict that broke out in 1812 seemed born of an almost subconscious desire for a war. In one last attempt to break the deadlock the British sent Major-General Sir Edward Pakenham to capture New Orleans. The troops he commanded were elite, veteran regiments. Andrew Jackson, leading the defenders, commanded a mixed force including militia, free Negro battalions, Indians and a group of local pirates.

Campaign 029 Featherstone: Omdurman 1898. Kitchener's Victory in the Sudan. 9781855323681

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  • Omdurman 1898. Kitchener's Victory in the Sudan. Campaign 029
  • by Donald Featherstone
  • 96 pages, illustrated. This volume tells the story of the conquest of the Dervish Empire, culminating at Omdurman: one of the great desert battles in the imperial drama of the Victorian era.

Campaign 030 Healy: Midway 1942. Turning-Point in the Pacific. 9781855323353

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  • Midway 1942. Turning-Point in the Pacific
  • Mark Healy
  • The badly damaged USS Yorktown was repaired in just 48 hours and with Enterprise and Hornet set out to meet the Japanese. In a battle marked by great heroism on both sides the United States dealt a devastating blow to the Imperial Japanese Fleet sinking four of her most powerful carriers.

Campaign 031 Nicolle: Yarmuk 636 AD. The Muslim Conquest of Syria. 9781855323667

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  • Yarmuk 636 AD. The Muslim Conquest of Syria
  • by Nicolle
  • David Nicolle not only looks at the battle itself but also the whole decisive Arab campaign - from the Muslim invasion of 633/4 to the fall of Byzantine Syria.

Campaign 032 Stevens: Antietam 1862. The Civil War's Bloodiest Day. 9781855323704

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  • Antietam 1862. The Civil War's Bloodiest Day
  • Norman S Stevens
  • This title examines the build-up to Hooker's attack, and details the famous clashes at Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge.

Campaign 033 Castle: Aspern & Wagram 1809. Mighty Clash of Empires 9781855323667

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  • Aspern & Wagram 1809. Mighty Clash of Empires
  • by Ian Castle
  • The 1809 campaign on the Danube was to break the spell of Napoleon's invincibility. Indeed Wagram was Napoleon's revenge for his first personal defeat on the battlefield Essling. In gaining this revenge the French commander was not wholly successful. Although the French won the battle as the Austrians eventually quit the field, the victory was an extremely hollow one

Campaign 034 Konstam: Poltava 1709. Russia Comes of Age. 9781855324169

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  • Poltava 1709. Russia Comes of Age
  • Angus Konstam
  • Poltava marked the demise of Sweden as a European great power and the rise of Russia. Drawing upon primary source material previously unseen in the west, Angus Konstam recounts the events, looking in particular at how this battle led to the destruction of the Swedish Army

Campaign 035 Harrington: Plassey 1757. Clive of India's Finest Hour. 9781855323520

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  • Plassey 1757. Clive of India's Finest Hour
  • by Peter Harrington
  • At Plassey on 23 June 1757 Clive's 3,500 native and East India Company troops faced an army of 50,000 under the French supported nawab Siraj-ud-daula. Having succeeded in keeping his powder dry in a torrential rainstorm, Clive's guns were able to open a murderous fire on the enemy.

Campaign 036 Healy: Cannae: 216 BC. Hannibal Smashes Rome. 9781855324701

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  • Cannae: 216 BC. Hannibal Smashes Rome
  • by Mark Healy
  • Cannae is rightly regarded as one of the greatest battles of military history. Hannibal's stratagem has become a model of the perfectly fought battle and is studied in detail at military academies around the world. By the end of the conflict the Romans had lost 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and a further 19,300 captured.

Campaign 037. Boston 1775. The Shot Heard Around the World. pb

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  • Boston 1775. The Shot Heard Around the World
  • Brendan Morrissey
  • This detailed text by Brendan Morrissey explores the opposing commanders and forces involved, whilst describing how the sparks at Lexington and Concord ignited the smouldering resentment of the Colonists into the flame of a rebellion. Colonist militia were pitted against British Redcoats in a series of struggles which led the British to evacuate Boston and to George Washington taking command of the fledgling American army
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Campaign 038 Knight: Colenso 1899. The Boer War in Natal.

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  • Colenso 1899. The Boer War in Natal
  • by Ian Knight
  • In 1899 Great Britain was at the height of its Imperial power. The Queen Empress had been on the throne for more than 50 glittering years, and her domain touched upon every continent. Yet the British army was destined to be humiliated by poorly-organised citizen militia consisting of men whom the British professionals despised as back-wood farmers. In one week in December 1899 the farmers of the South African Boer Republics of the Orange Free State and the Transvaal inflicted three serious reverses on British troops
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Campaign 039 Little Big Horn 1876. Custer's Last Stand. Pb.

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  • Little Big Horn 1876. Custer's Last Stand
  • by Peter Panzeri
  • The death of George Armstrong Custer, and over half of his 7th Cavalry Regiment in the valley of the Little Big Horn on 25 July 1876, has become the most celebrated battle of the Indian wars. It was the greatest, and the last, victory of the Native Americans over the United States military. Disobeying orders, Custer followed a trail to a large encampment of Indians, split his command into three groups and attacked. In the resulting chaos Custer and more than half the troops under his command were killed
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Campaign 040 Bryant: Sekigahara 1600. The Final Struggle for Power. 9781855323957

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  • Sekigahara 1600. The Final Struggle for Power
  • by Anthony J Bryant
  • Fought against the ritualised and colourful backdrop of Samurai life, it was the culmination of a long-standing power struggle between Tokugawa Ieyasu and Hashiba Hideyoshi, two of the most powerful men in Japan. Armies of the two sides met on the plain of Sekigahara on 21 October 1600, in thick fog and deep mud. By the end of the day 40,000 heads had been taken and Ieyasu was master of Japan

Campaign 041 Knight: Rorke's Drift 1879. 'Pinned Like Rats in a Hole'. 9781855325067

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  • Rorke's Drift 1879. 'Pinned Like Rats in a Hole'
  • Ian Knight
  • The story of a mere 150 British and Imperial soldiers defending an isolated outpost against over 3,000 Zulu warriors summed up the experience of the colonial adventure for the Victorians and remains part of our heritage even today. Ian Knight recounts the course of this famous conflict in which no less than 11 Victoria crosses were won
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Campaign 042 Zaloga: Bagration 1944. The Destruction of Army Group Centre. 9781855324787

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  • Bagration 1944. The Destruction of Army Group Centre
  • Author: Steven J Zaloga
  • On 22 June 1944, three years to the day after Germany's 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union, the Red Army launched a massive offensive in Byelorussia. Codenamed 'Operation Bagration', this campaign climaxed five weeks later with the Red Army at the gates of Warsaw. The Wehrmacht's Army Group Centre was routed, a total of 17 Wehrmacht divisions were utterly destroyed, and over 50 other German divisions were shattered.

Campaign 043 Nicolle: Fornovo 1495. France's Bloody Fighting Retreat. 9781855325227

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  • Fornovo 1495. France's Bloody Fighting Retreat
  • David Nicolle
  • As a base for his crusade he was determined to seize southern Italy. In a lightning campaign he used France's modern army to sweep through Italy, his mobile field artillery train smashing into dust the tall towers of Italy's medieval castles. The Italian states rallied and at Fornovo their alliance, the League of Venice, fought Charles' army to a standstill.

Campaign 044 Konstam: Pavia 1525. The Climax of the Italian Wars. 9781855325043

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  • Pavia 1525. The Climax of the Italian Wars
  • Author: Angus Konstam. Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • In these campaigns France's toughest adversary was the Spanish army, and when the thrones of Spain and Austria were combined in 1519, it altered the whole nature of the Italian Wars. In the titanic clash at Pavia the French were smashed by the Imperial army, King Francis I captured and the cream of his nobility slaughtered

Campaign 045 Castle: Majuba 1881. The Hill of Destiny. 9781855325036

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  • Majuba 1881. The Hill of Destiny
  • Ian Castle
  • In 1881 the tension between Britain and the Boer farmers of southern Africa that had existed for 75 years boiled over into open conflict. The British entered the war full of confidence, yet in a few short weeks they had suffered three separate reverses before suffering their final humiliating defeat on the isolated summit of Majuba. George Colley's force were swept off their 'unassailable' position and into headlong retreat.
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Campaign 046 Nicolle: Lake Peipus 1242. Battle of the Ice. 9781855325531

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  • Lake Peipus 1242. Battle of the Ice
  • David Nicolle
  • This battle, although little-known in the west, was important in the history of the medieval eastern crusades, the Teutonic defeat having a serious effect on future events.

Campaign 048 Fletcher: Salamanca 1812. Wellington Crushes Marmont. 9781855326040

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  • Salamanca 1812. Wellington Crushes Marmont
  • Author: Ian Fletcher. Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Salamanca was the most decisive battle of the entire Peninsular War. Ian Fletcher examines this important battle in detail and also discusses the campaign which led up to it. 

Campaign 049 Lomas: Mons 1914. The BEF's Tactical Triumph. 9781855325517

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  • Mons 1914. The BEF's Tactical Triumph
  • by David Lomas
  • When the First World War broke out in August 1914 the Imperial German Army mistakenly assumed that the BEF would be easily defeated. At Mons, nine and a half British battalions held four German divisions at bay for an entire day.

Campaign 050 Pickles: Malta 1565. Last Battle of the Crusades. 9781855326033

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  • Malta 1565. Last Battle of the Crusades
  • Author: Tim Pickles. Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • 96 pages. The epic siege of the island fortress of the Knights Hospitaller by the huge Turkish Army of the Emperor Suliman is one of the most compelling stories in the history of the western world. The Turks amassed an army of 30,000 men, which doubled as the siege dragged on. The knights facing them totalled 500, along with 4,000 Maltese levies and 4,500 other troops.

Campaign 051 Stevens: Inkerman 1854. The Soldiers' Battle. 9781855326187

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  • Inkerman 1854. The Soldiers' Battle. Campaign 51
  • Author: Patrick Mercer. Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Despite outnumbering their enemies five to one the Russians failed to achieve victory in what looked to be almost a foregone conclusion. The third major action of the Crimean War (following Alma and Balaclava), the battle fought in heavy fog at Inkerman proved to be a testament to the skill and initiative of the individual men and officers of the British Army of the day.
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Campaign 052 Smith: Gettysburg 1863. High Tide of the Confederacy. Special 128 page edition. 9781855323360

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  • Gettysburg 1863. High Tide of the Confederacy. Special 128 page edition
  • Author: Carl Smith. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • The Confederate invasion of the Northern states was General Lee's last great gamble. By taking the war to the Union he hoped to force Lincoln into peace negotiations, or win support from the European powers who were watching events closely from across the Atlantic. Equally, Meade's Army of the Potomac needed to regain it's fighting credibility after the setbacks of Fredericksburg and saw this as an opportunity to redeem its honour. The clash of 150,000 soldiers from both sides would ultimately decide the fate of a nation