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New Vanguard 232 The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese War. pb

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  • The Imperial Japanese Navy of the Russo-Japanese War. New Vanguard 232.
  • Author: Mark Stille; Illustrator: Paul Wright
  • Pb., 48 pages. When the Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed Russia's battle fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, it marked the emergence of Japan as one of the world's major naval powers. Japan's navy had been built up over just two decades, with the IJN acquiring a fleet of modern foreign-built warships. Coupled with the IJN's leadership and high levels of training, this proved enough to destroy the fleet of one of the world's historic naval powers. This book explains in concise detail the IJN's fleet of 1904-1905, from its battleships and armored cruisers to the torpedo boats that launched 'the first great torpedo attack in history,' and outlines the history of the naval campaign against the Russian fleet.
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Warrior178 US Marine in World War I. pb

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  • US Marine in World War I. Warrior 178
  • Author: Ed Gilbert, Catherine Gilbert; Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Pb. 64 pages. The words 'Retreat? Hell, we just got here' have become a central part of the legend of the US Marine Corps, indicative of its reputation for dogged determination and bravery. Uttered at the height of the fierce battle for Bellau Wood, the phrase came to define the Corps, establishing their 'first to fight' ethos in the public eye. This history follows the experiences of the Marines during the Great War, from their training in the US and France through the fighting in the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front and right up to their occupation duties in the Rhineland. Packed with first-hand accounts and detailed information from the USMC History Division at Quantico, and published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of America's involvement in World War I, this is a timely analysis of one of the US Marine Corps' finest hours.
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New Vanguard 228 German Commerce Raiders 1914–18. pb

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  • German Commerce Raiders 1914–18. New Vanguard 228
  • Author: Ryan K. Noppen; Illustrator: Paul Wright
  • Pb. 48 pages. This is the story of Germany's commerce raiders of World War I, the surface ships that were supposed to starve the British Isles of the vast cargoes of vital resources being shipped from the furthest reaches of the Empire. To that end pre-war German naval strategists allocated a number of cruisers and armed, fast ocean liners, as well as a complex and globe-spanning supply network to support them - known as the Etappe network. This book, drawing on technical illustrations and the author's exhaustive research, explains the often overlooked role that the commerce raiders played in World War I. Whilst exploring the design and development of the ships, it also describes their operational history, how they tied up a disproportionate amount of the British fleet on lengthy pursuits, and how certain raiders such as the SMS Emden were able to wreak havoc across the oceans.
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New Vanguard 227 Ottoman Navy Warships 1914–18. pb

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  • Ottoman Navy Warships 1914–18. New Vanguard 227
  • Author: Ryan K. Noppen; Illustrator: Paul Wright
  • Number of Pages: 48. Pb
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Men-at-Arms 501. Armies of the Greek-Turkish War 1919–22. pb

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  • Armies of the Greek-Turkish War 1919–22. Men-at-Arms 501.
  • Author: Philip Jowett; Illustrator: Stephen Walsh
  • Pb, Number of Pages: 48
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Battle Orders 06 The American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

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  • American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Battle Orders 06
  • This book details the organizational structure, training and doctrine of the AEF and illustrates how it came to make a significant contribution to Allied victory in World War I.

Battle Orders 16 Gudmundsson: The British Expeditionary Force 1914–15

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  • British Expeditionary Force 1914–15. (Battle Orders 16)
  • Bruce Gudmundsson
  • 2005; 96 pages. Over 200 divisions fought on the Western Front during the first year of World War I and those best suited to the challenges of trench warfare were the six infantry divisions of the original British Expeditionary Force (BEF). Their superiority was partially due to the high quality of the divisions' personnel and the first-class equipment provided to them.

Battle Orders 29: Gudmundsson: The British Army on the Western Front 1916

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  • British Army on the Western Front 1916. Battle Orders 29
    Author: Bruce Gudmundsson
    2007; 96 pages

Battleground Europe: Cave: Ypres: Passchendaele. The Fight for the Village. Paperback

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  • Battleground Europe: Ypres: Passchendaele. The Fight for the Village. Paperback
  • by N. Cave
  • 144 pages, with illustrations, maps, portraits. 2003

Battleground Europe: Cave: Ypres: Sanctuary Wood and Hooge. Paperback

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  • Battleground Europe: Ypres: Sanctuary Wood and Hooge. Paperback
  • by Nigel Cave
  • 120 pages, with 80 illustrations, 12 maps. 2002

Battleground Europe: Gavrelle. Arras. Paperback

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  • Battleground Europe: Gavrelle. Arras. Paperback
  • by Kyle Tallett, Trevor Tasker
  • 160 pages. 2000. During the Battle of Arras 1917, the village of Gavrelle was captured by the Royal Naval Division; the Royal Marines suffered the highest casualties in their history.

Battleground Europe: Mitchinson: Hindenburg Line: Riqueval. Paperback

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  • Battleground Europe: Hindenburg Line: Riqueval. Paperback
  • by Bill Mitchinson
  • 144 pages, with illustrations, maps, portraits

Battleground Europe: Steel: Gallipoli. Paperback

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  • Battleground Europe: Gallipoli. Paperback
  • by Nigel Steel
  • 222 pages, with numerous illustrations

Burgdorff, Wiegrefe: Der Erste Weltkrieg. Die Ur-Katastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts

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  • Erste Weltkrieg. Die Ur-Katastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts
  • Herausgegeben von Stephan Burgdorff und Klaus Wiegrefe
  • 320 Seiten. 32 Seiten farbigem Bildteil. 2008. Ein umfassender Überblick über den Ersten Weltkrieg, fundiert, anschaulich und vielfältig.

Buttar: Collision of Empires. The War on the Eastern Front in 1914. Hardback

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  • Collision of Empires. The War on the Eastern Front in 1914.
  • Author: Prit Buttar
  • Hardback; June 2014; 488 pages.
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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 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 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 058 Lomas: First Ypres 1914. The Graveyard of the Old Contemptibles. 9781855325739

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  • First Ypres 1914. The Graveyard of the Old Contemptibles
  • by David Lomas
  • In 1914 the British Expeditionary Force faced a reinforced German drive. Field Marshal Sir John French had sent his men north in an attempt to take the fight into Flanders, so they could fight across open ground. Lomas chronicles the first of the trench-warfare battles, where lines that would remain almost static for the rest of the war were established.

Campaign 061 Perrett: Megiddo 1918. The Last Great Cavalry Victory. 9781855328273

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  • Megiddo 1918. The Last Great Cavalry Victory
  • Bryan Perrett
  • After securing the capture of Jerusalem General Allenby planned a campaign that would knock Turkey out of World War 1. His Desert Mounted Corps succeeded in sweeping through the Turkish lines in an action which was to take them all the way through Palestine, supported on their right flank by Lawrence and his Arab irregulars.

Campaign 072 London: Jutland 1916. Clash of the Dreadnoughts.

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  • Jutland 1916. Clash of the Dreadnoughts
  • Author: Charles London. Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • The only major fleet engagement of World War I, the Battle of Jutland has been surrounded by controversy ever since. The British public felt Admiral Jellicoe had failed. True, the German Fleet had sunk more ships and suffered fewer casualties, but the British had forced them to disengage and run for port and were still cruising off Denmark spoiling for a fight.

Campaign 093 Verdun 1916. "They shall not pass". pb

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  • Verdun 1916. "They shall not pass".
  • Author: Ian Drury, William Martin; Illustrator: Howard Gerrard.
  • Pb. 96 pages. On 21 February 1916 German General Erich von Falkenhayn unleashed his hammer-blow offensive against the French fortress city of Verdun. Falkenhayn was sure that the symbolic value of Verdun was such that the French would be ‘compelled to throw in every man they have.’ He was equally sure that ‘if they do so the forces of France will bleed to death’.

Campaign 151 Turner: Vimy Ridge 1917. Byng’s Canadians Triumph at Arras. 9781841768717

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  • Vimy Ridge 1917. Byng’s Canadians Triumph at Arras
  • Author: Alexander Turner. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2005. This book describes how the innovative efforts that went into every aspect of the preparation for this attack ensured that the Canadian and British troops achieved unprecedented success.

Campaign 169: Robertshaw: Somme 1 July 1916. Tragedy and triumph. 9781846030383

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  • Somme 1 July 1916. Tragedy and triumph
  • Andrew Robertshaw. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2006. This book discusses the successes and failures of the British and the German forces along the frontline. It also offers a detailed account of the battle itself, following the actions of individual units throughout the day.

Campaign 177: Bonk: Château Thierry & Belleau Wood 1918 America's baptism of fire on the Marne. Paperback. 9781846030345

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  • Château Thierry & Belleau Wood 1918. America's baptism of fire on the Marne.
  • Author: David Bonk. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2007. Building on this success the US 2nd Division stopped the German advance on Paris and were given the task of recapturing Belleau Wood. First-hand accounts, photographs, and detailed maps dramatically bring to life these key battles, America's baptism of fire in World War I.

Campaign 187 Turner: Cambrai 1917 The birth of armoured warfare

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  • Cambrai 1917 The birth of armoured warfare
  • Author: Alexander Turner. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2007. This crucial new study on one of the seminal events in military history dispells many of the myths surrounding Cambrai 1917. Common perception classifies it as the 'world's first tank battle' but Alexander Turner shows us that the true importance of Cambrai was that it saw the first use of armour as an operational shock tactic.

Campaign 193 London 1914-17 The Zeppelin Menace. Paperback

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  • London 1914-17 The Zeppelin Menace
  • Author: Ian Castle. Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • 2008. This book tells the story of Germany's strategic Zeppelin offensive against Britain, and how it came to be neutralized.

Campaign 197 Amiens 1918. The Black Day of the German Army.

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  • Amiens 1918. The Black Day of the German Army. Campaign 197
  • by Alistair McCluskey. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 96 pages, June 2008. The battle of Amiens was the turning point of World War I, confirming to all that the strategic initiative had decisively returned to the Allies. The battle heralded the arrival of new strategic, tactical and operational methods of attack for the Allies.

Campaign 202 The Arab Revolt 1916–18. Lawrence sets Arabia ablaze. Paperback

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  • Arab Revolt 1916–18. Lawrence sets Arabia ablaze. Paperback. Campaign 202
  • Author: David Murphy. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2008; 96 pages; This book describes how a local Arab rebellion grew to form a major part of Allied operations in the Middle East, as Arab tribesman who were merely troublesome raiders developed into a force which could oppose brigade-sized Turkish columns by 1918.

Campaign 221 The First Battle of the Marne 1914. The French ‘miracle’ halts the Germans. Paperback

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  • The First Battle of the Marne 1914. The French ‘miracle’ halts the Germans. Campaign 221.
  • Author: Ian Sumner, Illustrator: G. Turner
  • Paperback; May 2010; 96 pages
  • In 1914 the Germans launched an offensive that swept through Belgium and into France, threatening to crush French resistance in one fell swoop. However, through careful maneuvering and stubborn resistance, the French Army, aided by the BEF, blunted the assault, winning an important strategic victory that kept France in the war. This victory ensured that Germany would have to fight a two-front war, and the Western Front descended into the stalemate of trench warfare. One of the most important battles in the First World War, the First Battle of the Marne would be the last battle of maneuver to be seen on the Western Front for several years to come.
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Campaign 225 Messines 1917. The Zenith of Siege Warfare. Paperback

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  • Messines 1917. The Zenith of Siege Warfare. Campaign 225.
  • Author: Alexander Turner Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; 96 pages
  • At 0310 hours on 7 June 1917, the pre-dawn gloom on the Western Front was shattered by the ‘pillars of fire’ – the rapid detonation of 19 huge mines, secreted in tunnels under the German lines and containing 450 tonnes of explosives. Admitted by the Germans to be a ‘masterstroke’, the devastating blasts caused 10,000 soldiers to later be posted simply as ‘missing’. Launching a pre-planned attack into the carnage, supported by tanks and a devastating artillery barrage, the British took the strategic objective of Messines Ridge within hours. A rare example of innovation and success in the First World War, this book is a fresh and timely examination of a fascinating campaign.
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Campaign 227 London 1917-18 The bomber blitz. Paperback

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  • London 1917-18 The bomber blitz. Campaign 227.
  • Author: Ian Castle Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Paperback; October 2010; 96 pages
  • 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 attack London in this first bomber raid, but heavy cloud forced them to target Folkestone and the Shorncliffe army camp instead. It was the start of a new phase of the war aimed at destroying the morale of the British people. London’s defences were quickly overhauled to face this new threat, providing the basis for Britain’s defence during World War II. This book tells the story of the Gotha and the massive Staaken ‘Giant’ bomber raids against London.
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Campaign 238: St Mihiel 1918. The American Expeditionary Forces' Trial by Fire. Pb 9781849083911

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  • St. Mihiel 1918. The American Expeditionary Forces' Trial by Fire. Campaign 238
  • Author: David Bonk Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Paperback; October 2011; 96 pages
  • Packed with photos, artwork and battle maps, this book explains the entire offensive in detail.
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Campaign 248 Coronel and Falklands 1914. Duel in the South Atlantic. Paperback

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  • Coronel and Falklands 1914. Duel in the South Atlantic.Campaign 248
  • Author: Michael McNally; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; October 2012; 96 pages
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Command 019 Lawrence of Arabia. Pb

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  • Lawrence of Arabia. Command 19
  • Author: David Murphy Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava
  • Paperback; August 2011; 64 pages
  • Thomas Edward Lawrence, more popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, is remembered today more for his immortalization on stage and screen rather than for his dramatic exploits in the Middle East during the First World War. This book shines a light on his military achievements, his major campaigns and the impact that his influence had on shaping the war in the Middle East. Lawrence quickly rose to prominence following the outbreak of the Arab Revolt in 1916. His skills in Arab languages helped him co-ordinate Navy support in an effort to regain captured coastal ports, whilst gathering widespread local support and building up the Arab Northern Army. He pioneered new tactics, which would shape British strategy four decades later, recognising the importance of aircraft, mobile artillery and armour in desert warfare. In two short years the obscure staff officer had attained the rank of full colonel and helped to shape the outcome of the war in the Middle East.
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Duel 31. British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought. Jutland 1916. Paperback

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  • British Dreadnought vs German Dreadnought. Jutland 1916. Duel 31
  • Author: Mark Stille Illustrators: Howard Gerrard Ian Palmer
  • Paperback; October 2010; 80 pages
  • 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 weapon systems and crew training of the British and German fleets are examined in detail, as is the titanic struggle of Jutland, through an hour-by-hour, shot-by-shot, reconstruction. Finally, it analyzes the outcome of the struggle, explaining the successes and failures of these great battleships.
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Duel 49. Mark IV vs A7V. Villers-Bretonneux 1918. Pb

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  • Mark IV vs A7V. Villers-Bretonneux 1918. Duel 49.
  • Author: David R. Higgins; Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; January 2013; 80 pages
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Duel 56. British Battlecruiser vs German Battlecruiser. 1914-16. Pb

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  • British Battlecruiser vs German Battlecruiser. 1914-16 Duel 56.
  • Author: Mark Stille; Illustrators: Ian Palmer, Paul Wright
  • Paperback; November 2013; 80 pages
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Elite 056 Chappell: Scottish Divisions in the World Wars

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  • Scottish Divisions in the World Wars. Elite 56
  • Mike Chappell
  • Over the centuries of their existence the Scottish regiments of the British Army have gained a reputation in war that is the envy of all and which can be matched, or surpassed, by very few. Michael Chappel chronicles the remarkable history of the Scottish divisions which fought in the two world wars.

Elite 060 Williamson: U-Boat Crews 1914-1945

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  • U-Boat Crews 1914-1945. Elite 60
  • Gordon Williamson
  • Gordon Williamson provides a fascinating overview of the achievements of the U-Boat Waffe in both wars, together with a study of the uniforms and insignia worn by U-Boat crews

Elite 068 Pegler: The Military Sniper Since 1914

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  • Military Sniper Since 1914. Elite 68
  • Martin Pegler
  • This title recounts the development of weapons, sights, tactics and clothing in all the major armies, from Flanders to the Gulf.

Elite 076 Caballero Jurado: The German Freikorps 1918-1923

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  • German Freikorps 1918-1923. Elite 76
  • Carlos Caballero Jurado
  • This concise account of a little-known but central episode in the history of 20th century Germany is illustrated with rare photographs, and ten colour plates showing unprecedented details of uniforms and insignia. The first-ever book in English on this legendary movement, which is inextricable from the later foundations of the Nazi Stormtroopers and SS

Elite 078 Bull: World War I: Trench Warfare 1: 1914 - 1916

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  • World War I: Trench Warfare 1: 1914 - 1916. Elite 78
  • Dr Stephen Bull
  • 64 pages, many colour and black-white illustrations. This first of two richly illustrated studies explains in detail the specifics of that extraordinary transformation, complete with ten full colour plates of uniforms and equipment. 

Elite 084 Bull: World War I: Trench Warfare 2: 1916 - 1918

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  • World War I: Trench Warfare 2: 1916 - 1918. Elite 84
  • Dr Stephen Bull
  • This second of a fascinating two-part study of the birth of 20th century tactics is illustrated with rare photographs, and ten full-colour plates. Depicts one of the major areas of interest of World War I, and the men who fought at Ypres and the Somme.

Elite 097 Pawley: The Kaiser's Warlords. German Commanders of World War II. Paperback

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  • Kaiser's Warlords. German Commanders of World War II. Paperback. Elite 97
  • Ronal Pawley
  • 64 pages. 2003. The German army was essentially that of Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony with smaller contingents from the lesser states. Its generals were the men who planned, initiated, and to a large extent controlled the course of World War I.

Elite 131 The Condor Legion. German Troops in the Spanish Civil War

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  • Condor Legion. German Troops in the Spanish Civil War. Elite 131
  • Author: Carlos Caballero Jurado. Illustrator: Ramiro Bujeiro
  • 2006. 64 pages. The Condor Legion was the expeditionary force of soldiers and airmen sent by Hitler to aid Franco’s Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. This book details the Legion and its unique uniform and insignia.

Elite 135 German Air Forces 1914-18. 184176924x

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  • German Air Forces 1914-18. Elite 135. 184176924x
  • Author: Ian Sumner. Illustrator: Graham Sumner
  • 64 pages. 2005. This concise but fact- packed guide to both the Army and Naval Air Services – their command, organization, strength, training, support services and operations – offers a morebalanced picture, while giving the heroes of the Jagdstaffeln their full due. Uniforms and flying clothing are described in detail, and illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous colour plates.

Elite 147 Irish Regiments in the World Wars. Paperback

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  • Irish Regiments in the World Wars. Elite 147
    Author: David Murphy. Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
    2007; 64 pages. For nearly 250 years, Irish soldiers made up a significant minority of the British Army. In 1914-18, despite the rising movement for Irish independence, more than 200,000 Irishmen volunteered, and won an imperishable reputation. Although Eire remained neutral in World War II, more than 40,000 volunteers from the South joined forces from Ulster to serve in the British forces

Elite 150 World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment. Paperback

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  • World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment. Elite 150
  • Author: Simon Jones. Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • 2007; 64 pages. This book explains the practical details of a type of warfare waged for only three years, but which became one of the dominant aspects of World War I: the mass use of poison gases. It tells the story of German and Allied gas warfare from the first German attack at Ypres in April 1915 through to the 1918 Armistice

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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