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Elite 218. World War II German Motorized Infantry & Panzergrenadiers. Pb.

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  • World War II German Motorized Infantry & Panzergrenadiers.Elite 218.
  • Author: Nigel Thomas; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback, c. 64 pages.
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Elite 217. The Modern Russian Army 1992–2016. Pb

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  • The Modern Russian Army 1992–2016. Elite 217.
  • Author: Mark Galeotti; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback, 64 pages. Reprinting
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Elite 216. Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments. pb

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  • Vietnam War US & Allied Combat Equipments. Elite 216.
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Pb., 2017
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Elite 215. British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars. pb

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  • British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars. Elite 215.
  • Author: Philip Haythornthwaite; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Pb., 64 pages. 2016
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Elite 214. World War II Infantry Fire Support Tactics. pb

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  • World War II Infantry Fire Support Tactics. Elite 214
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
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Elite 213. The Barbary Pirates 15th–17th Centuries.

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  • The Barbary Pirates 15th–17th Centuries. Elite 213.
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
  • Pb., 2016
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Elite 212. US Army Rangers 1989–2015. Panama to Afghanistan. pb

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  • US Army Rangers 1989–2015. Panama to Afghanistan. Elite 212.
  • Author: Leigh Neville; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Pb., 64 pages. Written by an expert on modern Special Forces units and the operations they undertake, this book explains the evolution of the Rangers' missions in Panama, the first Gulf War, Somalia and the post 9/11 invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. It reveals the training and organizational changes that the unit has undergone and investigates in particular how their doctrine and tactics have changed during the 14-year war in Afghanistan. At the beginning of the war the Rangers were an elite light infantry unit of picked men tasked with short duration recon raids and securing ground behind enemy lines in support of Special Forces; they have since evolved into a special-mission unit themselves - on the cusp of being assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command.
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Elite 211. The SAS 1983–2014. Paperback

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  • The SAS 1983–2014. Elite 211.
  • Author: Leigh Neville; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Pb., 64 pages. 2016.

    Highly-trained and immensely skilled, the SAS are widely regarded as one of the best Special Forces units in the world. Their missions are uniquely diverse, ranging from counter-terrorist responses at home and abroad; counter-insurgency in collaboration with US Delta Force and other foreign Special Forces; mobile operations in support of conventional forces; targeting terrorist leaders and man-hunting war criminals, to 'direct action' raids. This book charts the changing organization and operational emphases of the Regiment over the past 25 years; its individual deployments and operations, including those planned but aborted, joint missions with other British and foreign units. It sheds light on the SAS's involvement in the Troubles of Northern Ireland, their operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and the widespread use of the SAS in counter terrorism and counterinsurgency operations since 9/11.

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Elite 210. World War II US Army Combat Equipments. pb

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  • World War II US Army Combat Equipments. Elite 210.
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrator: Adam Hook.
  • Pb., 64 pages. During World War II American soldiers, or 'GIs' as they were more commonly known, headed into Europe laden with the provisions needed to survive and function in hostile territory. As they marched towards Berlin it was the equipment that they had strapped to their body that they relied on most of all. In this highly illustrated book Special Forces veteran Gordon Rottman offers a truly comprehensive treatment of US World War II gear, covering not only basic belts, pouches and packs, but also mess gear, first aid gear, tools, bivouac/camping gear - essentially everything that a GI had to keep him alive and operational on the battlefield. Illustrated with wartime photos, new photos of kit from private collections and color plates showing both laid-out kit and half-figures of soldiers wearing it, this is set to become the primary equipment information resource for anyone interested in the kit and webbing used by US forces from D-Day to Berlin.
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Elite 209. Victory 1945. Western Allied Troops in Northwest Europe. pb

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  • Victory 1945. Western Allied Troops in Northwest Europe.
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Pb. 64 pages. Even when Western Allied troops gained a foothold in Normandy, World War II in Europe was far from over. The route to Germany's interior and the Nazis final surrender was long, arduous and blood-stained. The Wehrmacht's stubborn resistance and the shocking losses suffered by US, British, Canadian and ‘Free European' troops meant that the Allies had to adapt and refine small-unit tactics, battle-drills, and their use of weapons and munitions. The troops who finally met up with the Red Army in Germany were a very different fighting force to the one that struggled up the beaches of northern France. This book offers a comprehensive guide to the late-war Allied troops, exploring their uniforms, equipment, organization and tactics. Detailed description and accurate colour pictures illustrate the means by which the Allied troops on the ground evolved to the point of winning the war on the Western Front.
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Elite 208. US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000–15. Paperback

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  • US Marine Corps Recon and Special Operations Uniforms & Equipment 2000–15. Elite 208.
  • Author: J. Kenneth Eward; Illustrator: J. Kenneth Eward
  • Pb., 64 pages. In the age of modern warfare the changing landscape of the 21st century battlefield has demanded a transformation within the US Marine Corps Special Operations. Adapting to a huge range of combat environments, an enormous array of specialist uniforms, protective armour and battlefield electronic devices have been developed to facilitate missions in the most extreme conditions. A special forces operator may now have available to him a dozen distinct types of body armour and two dozen different weapons; never before in American military history has so much been given to so few. Authored by J. Kenneth Eward, professor at the American Military University, and illustrated throughout with photographs and meticulous colour plates, this volume offers the first detailed, authoritative study of the characteristics, and performance in the field, of the most modern combat gear and weapons provided for USMC specialist operators to date.
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Elite 207 World War II Partisan Warfare in Italy. pb

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  • World War II Partisan Warfare in Italy. Elite 207.
  • Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli, Piero Crociani; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Pb. 64 pages. When Italy surrendered in 1943, it sparked a resistance movement of anti-German, anti-fascist partisans. This book explores the tactics, organizational structure and equipment of the brave Italian resistance fighters. Beginning with low-level sabotage and assassinations, the groups continued to grow until spring 1944 when a remarkable, unified partisan command structure was created. Working in close co-ordination with the Allies, they received British SOE and American OSS liaison teams as well as supplies of weapons. The German response was ferocious, and in autumn 1944, as the Allied advance stalled, the SS and Italian RSI looked to eradicate the partisans once and for all. But when the Allies made their final breakthrough in the last weeks of the war the partisans rose again to exact their revenge on the retreating Wehrmacht. From an expert on Italian military history in World War II, this work provides a comprehensive guide to the men and women who fought a desperate struggle against occupation, as well as the German and Italian fascist security forces unleashed against them.
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Elite 206. Spetsnaz: Russia’s Special Forces. Pb

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  • Spetsnaz: Russia’s Special Forces. Elite 206.
  • Author: Mark Galeotti; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Elite 205. The British Army in Afghanistan 2006–14. Pb

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  • The British Army in Afghanistan 2006–14. Elite 205.
  • Author: Leigh Neville; Illustrator: Peter Dennis.
  • Pb. 64 pages. Fighting an elusive and dangerous enemy far from home, the British army in Afghanistan has been involved in asymmetric warfare for the best part of a decade. The eight-year series of deployments jointly known as Operation Herrick, alongside US and other NATO contingents within the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, have been the longest continuous combat commitment of the British Army since World War II. Together with Operation 'Telic' in Iraq, which immediately preceded and overlapped with it, this conflict has shaped the British Army for a generation. Enemy threats have diversified and evolved, with a consequent evolution of British doctrine, tactics and equipment. This book provides a detailed analysis of those specifics within a clear, connected account of the course of the war in Helmand, operation by operation.
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Elite 204 Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC–1000 BC.

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  • Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC–1000 BC. Elite 204
  • Pb. Number of Pages: 64
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Elite 203. World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units. Paperback

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  • World War II US Navy Special Warfare Units. Elite 203.
  • Author: Eugene Liptak; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; October 2014; 64 pages
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Elite 202 The British Army since 2000. Pb

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  • The British Army since 2000. Elite 202
  • Author: James Tanner
  • Number of Pages: 64. Pb
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Elite 201 The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC. Pb

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  • The Carthaginians 6th–2nd Century BC. Elite 201
  • Authors: Raffaele D’Amato, Andrea Salimbeti; Illustrator:Giuseppe Rava
  • Paperback; April 2014; 64 pages
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Elite 200. World War II Glider Assault Tactics. Pb

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  • World War II Glider Assault Tactics. Elite 200.
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; March 2014; 64 pages
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Elite 199 World War I Battlefield Artillery Tactics.

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  • World War I Battlefield Artillery Tactics. Elite 199
  • Author:Dale Clarke; Illustrator:Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; December 2014; 64 pages
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Elite 198 US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments. Paperback

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  • US World War II Parachute Infantry Regiments. Elite 198
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrator: Mark Stacey
  • Paperback; January 2014; 64 pages
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Elite 197 Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991. Pb

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  • Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991. Elite 197
  • Author: Mark Galeotti; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Paperback; August 2013; 64 pages
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Elite 196. Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics. Pb

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  • Napoleonic Light Cavalry Tactics. Elite 196.
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Elite 195. World War II River Assault Tactics. Paperback

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  • World War II River Assault Tactics. Elite 195.
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; September 2013; 64 pages
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Elite 194 The Chinese People’s Liberation Army since 1949. Ground Forces. Paperback

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  • The Chinese People’s Liberation Army since 1949. Ground Forces. Elite 194
  • Author: Benjamin Lai; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; November 2012; 64 pages
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Elite 193 World War II Winter and Mountain Warfare Tactics. Paperback

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  • World War II Winter and Mountain Warfare Tactics. Elite 193
  • Author: Stephen Bull; Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Paperback; April 2013; 64 pages
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Elite 192 World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques. Pb

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  • World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques. Elite 192
  • Author: Gordon L. Rottman; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; February 2013; 64 pages
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Elite 191. Italian Navy & Air Force Elite Units & Special Forces 1940-45. Pb

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  • Italian Navy & Air Force Elite Units & Special Forces 1940-45. Elite 191.
  • Authors: Pier Paolo Battistelli, Piero Crociani; Illustrator: Mark Stacey
  • Paperback; January 2013; 64 pages
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Elite 190 US Marine Infantry Combat Uniforms and Equipment 2000-12. Pb 9781849087995

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  • US Marine Infantry Combat Uniforms and Equipment 2000-12. Elite 190
  • J. Kenneth Eward
  • Paperback; September 2012; 64 pages
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Elite 189 European Medieval Tactics 2: New Infantry, New Weapons 1260-1500. Paperback 9781849087391

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  • European Medieval Tactics 2: New Infantry, New Weapons 1260-1500. Elite 189
  • Author:David Nicolle; Illustrator:Adam Hook
  • Paperback; August 2012; 64 pages
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Elite 188. Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics. Pb

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  • Napoleonic Heavy Cavalry & Dragoon Tactics. Elite 188.
  • Author: Philip Haythornthwaite; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; July 2013; 64 pages
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Elite 187 Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925-1025. Paperback 9781849088503

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  • Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925-1025. Elite 187
  • Author: Raffaele D’Amato; Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava
  • Paperback; August 2012; 64 pages
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Elite 186 Vietnam Infantry Tactics. Paperback

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  • Vietnam Infantry Tactics. Elite 186
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; June 2011; 64 pages
  • This book reveals the evolving US, Viet Cong and NVA tactics at battalion level and below throughout the Vietnam War.
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Elite 185 European Medieval Tactics (1) The Fall and Rise of Cavalry 450-1260. Paperback

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  • European Medieval Tactics (1) The Fall and Rise of Cavalry 450-1260. Elite 185
  • Author: David Nicolle Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; June 2011; 64 pages
  • Throughout the period there was a steady evolution of training in both individual and unit skills, of armour and weapons, and thus of tactics on the battlefield. This book covers Hastings in 1066 to Legnano in 1176. It also details the two key set piece battles of Bouvines in 1214 and Pelagonia in 1259, the former an example of abject failure of cavalry tactics and the latter a stunning success.
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Elite 184 World War II Allied Sabotage Devices and Booby Traps. Pb

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  • World War II Allied Sabotage Devices and Booby Traps. Elite 184
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; November 2010; 64 pages
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Elite 183 U-boat Tactics in World War II. Paperback

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  • U-boat Tactics in World War II. Elite 183
  • Author: Gordon Williamson Illustrator: Ian Palmer
  • Paperback; October 2010; 64 pages
  • At the start of the war, German U-boat technology vastly out performed that possessed by the Allies, and under the pressure of the war continual development helped keep pace with wartime needs and improvements in anti-submarine weaponry. But it was not just the technology that had to change. German U-boat tactics evolved over time. Used in a variety of roles, from coastal patrolling through to the combined actions of convey-hunting ‘wolf packs’, the tactics used by U-Boats were diverse. This book analyses how the U-boats dominated the seas thanks to their innovative and daring tactical deployment, and how the cracking of the Enigma code effectively hamstrung them, greatly reducing their impact, a problem that even their advanced tactics failed to solve.
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Elite 182 Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815 Pb 9781846035098

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  • Prussian Napoleonic Tactics 1792-1815. Elite 182
  • Author: Peter Hofschröer Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; October 2011; 64 pages
  • Following on from the success of Osprey’s other Elite Tactics volumes, this is a must-have for serious students of Napoleonic warfare, armchair generals, and wargamers alike.
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Elite 181 World War II Battlefield Communications. Paperback

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  • World War II Battlefield Communications. Elite 181
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman , Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; June 2010; 64 pages
  • Perhaps the biggest difference in the fighting between the two world wars lay in the invention of the man-portable radio that allowed for a greater degree of tactical coordination than ever before. Gordon L. Rottman provides an informative study of the use of small radios, field telephones, signal flares and ground-to-air signaling that revolutionized the battlefield.
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Elite 180 US Coast Guard in World War II

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  • US Coast Guard in World War II. Elite 180
  • Paperback; 64 pages
  • Author: Alejandro de Quesada Illustrator: Stephen Walsh
  • Alex de Quesada reveals the full history of the US Coast Guard throughout World War II in this Elite title. In particular, the book draws attention to the little-known story of how the US Coast Guard ran a number of the landing craft throughout D-Day in 1944 as well as providing crucial anti-U-boat patrols throughout the war years. A number of Coast Guard servicemen were lost in these two campaigns, and their undeniable contribution to the US war effort deserves greater recognition. The Coast Guard also provided aviators and gunners to the Merchant Marine and manned Port Security Services. These roles are all fully explained and illustrated with rare photographs and specially commissioned artwork.
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Elite 179 Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660

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  • Pike and Shot Tactics 1590-1660. Elite 179
  • By Keith Roberts, Illustrated by Adam Hook
  • Paperback, 64 pages
  • Throughout the 17th century large parts of Europe were depopulated during the wide-ranging and savage wars of religion and dynasty, involving all of the major powers. This was therefore a key period in the development of ‘modern’ infantry tactics, such as the use of pole-arms and muskets together - hence the popular expression ‘pike and shot’. These infantry tactics involved different national schools on thought and practice, and were tested bloodily in great battles. This title covers the Dutch-Spanish wars of independence, The Thirty Years’ War and the English Civil Wars.
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Elite 178. Hatamoto, Samurai Horse and Foot Guards 1540–1724

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  • Hatamoto, Samurai Horse and Foot Guards 1540–1724. Elite 178
  • By Stephen Turnbull, Illustrated by Richard Hook
  • Paperback, 64 pages
  • Each great samurai warlord, or daimyo, had a division of troops known as the Hatamoto, ‘those who stand under the flag’. The Hatamoto included the personal bodyguards, the senior generals, the standard bearers and colour-guard, the couriers, and the other samurai under the warlord’s personal command. Apart from bodyguard and other duties in immediate attendance on the daimyo, both horse and foot guards often played crucial roles in battle. Their intervention could turn defeat into victory, and their collapse meant certain defeat. As favoured warriors under the warlord’s eye, members of the bodyguards could hope for promotion, and a few even rose to be daimyo themselves. All the three great leaders of the 16 and 17th centuries – including Oda, Hideyoshi and Tokugawa – had their own elite corps. Such troops were naturally distinguished by dazzling apparel and heraldry, with banners both carried and attached to the back of the armour, all of which will be detailed in an array of colour artwork specially created for this publication.
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Elite 177 German Special Forces of World War II. Paperback

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  • German Special Forces of World War II. Elite 177
  • Author: Gordon Williamson. Illustrator: Mike Chappell
  • November 2009; Paperback, 64 pages; A fascinating study of the troops that made up Germany’s elite special forces of World War II. Such forces included the legenday Skorzeny Commandos. This book also includes details of lesser-known units such as the Brandenburgers, who operated behind enemy lines in captured uniforms, and the Kleinkampfverbände. Complete with uniform and kit detail together with action accounts of many of these daring operations.
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Elite 176 World War II US Armored Infantry Tactics. Paperback

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  • World War II US Armored Infantry Tactics. Paperback; Elite 176
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman. Illustrator: Peter Dennis. October 2009; 64 pages. There were a total of 57 armored infantry battalions and two regiments that served throughout the war and in all theaters. Equipped with halftracks, they fought as part of combined arms teams and combat commands alongside tanks, tank destroyers and artillery battalions.
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Elite 175 World War II US Cavalry Units: Pacific Theater. Paperback

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  • World War II US Cavalry Units: Pacific Theater. Paperback; Elite 175
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman. Illustrator: Peter Dennis. October 2009; 64 pages; This book covers all of the US cavalry units to see action during World War II. It includes the little-covered Texan National Guard regiments, who fought beside ex-Merrill’s Marauders as a deep penetration unit. It also contains color-plates of the uniforms of the US Army’s last mounted cavalry as well as tropical combat dress worn by the dismounted units.
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Elite 174 American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics. Paperback

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  • American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics. Paperback; Elite 174
  • Author: Sean McLachlan. Illustrators: Gerry Embleton Samuel Embleton
  • September 2009; 64 pages; While the giant armies of the Union and the Confederacy were fighting over cities and strategic strongholds, a large number of warriors from both sides were fighting, smaller, more personal battles. Beginning with the violent struggle known as “Bleeding Kansas” armed bands of irregular fighters began to wage war in every corner of the United States.
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Elite 173 Office of Strategic Services 1942–45. The World War II Origins of the CIA. Paperback

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  • Office of Strategic Services 1942–45. The World War II Origins of the CIA. Paperback; Elite 173
  • Author: Eugene Liptak. Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • August 2009; 64 pages; The Office of Strategic Services was founded in 1942 by William ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt. In 1944 the number of men and women working in the service totalled nearly 13,500. This intriguing story of the origins and development of the American espionage forces covers all of the different departments involved. The volume is illustrated with many photographs, including images from the film director John Ford who led the OSS Photographic Unit and parachuted into Burma in 1943.

Elite 172 Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC

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  • Roman Battle Tactics 390-110 BC. Elite 172
  • Author: Nic Fields Illustrators: Gerry Embleton Sam Embleton
  • Paperback; February 2010; 64 pages
  • By 390 BC, the Roman army was in need of change, as Greek-style tactics of fighting with a heavy infantry phalanx were proving increasingly outdated. A military revolution was born in the form of the legion, a tool of war better suited to aggressive action. Yet by the end of the 3rd century BC, Rome’s prestige was shattered by the genius of Hannibal of Carthage, causing the Romans to revise their battle tactics once more, this time by inventing a whole new kind of soldier. This book reveals these two defining moments in Roman military history and the revolution in battle tactics that they caused, examining how the Roman army eventually became all-conquering and all-powerful.
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Elite 171 American Civil War Railroad Tactics. Paperback

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  • American Civil War Railroad Tactics. Paperback: Elite 171
  • Author: Robert R. Hodges Jr.. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • August 2009; 64 pages; Robert Hodges reveals the thrilling chases and pitched battles that made the railroad so dangerous and resulted in a surprisingly high casualty rate. He describes the equipment and tactics used by both sides and the vital supporting elements – maintenance works, telegraph lines, fuel and water supplies, as well as garrisoned blockhouses to protect key points.

Elite 170 Special Operations Forces in Iraq. Paperback

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  • Special Operations Forces in Iraq. Elite 170. Paperback
  • Author: Leigh Neville. Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • November 2008; 64 pages. Examining in detail the US Delta Force, the British SAS, Australian and Canadian Special Forces as well as CIA and MI6 operational units, this book provides a crucial study of their skills and success in Iraq. In a controversial war that has been plagued by high fatalities and military blunders, this book highlights the successes enjoyed by Special Forces Operatives.

Elite 169 World War II Japanese Tank Tactics

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  • World War II Japanese Tank Tactics. Elite 169
  • Authors: Gordon L Rottman Akira Takizawa  Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • October 2008; 64 pages. From the steam-rolling success of the Japanese as they invaded Manchuria until the eventual Japanese defeat, Rottman provides a battle history of the Japanese tank units as they faced the Chinese, the Russians, the British and the Americans.