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The Hindenburg Line

by Patrick R. Osborn, Marc Romanych & Adam Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

Jagging across north-western Europe like an ugly scar, the Hindenburg Line was Germany's most formidable line of defence in World War I. Its fearsome reputation was matched only by its cunning design, with deep...

World War II Infantry Fire Support Tactics

by Gordon L. Rottman & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

As infantry units advanced across Europe the only support they could rely on from day to day was that provided by the heavy weapons of their own units. While thundering tanks struck fear into the hearts of their...

British Light Infantry & Rifle Tactics of the Napoleonic Wars

by Philip Haythornthwaite & Adam Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

In an age when infantry units manoeuvred and fought in rigid blocks, the idea of encouraging initiative and allowing a unit to 'skirmish' was regarded as revolutionary and fell out of favour in the years following...

Finnish Soldier vs Soviet Soldier

by David Campbell & Johnny Shumate Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

The Winter War was supposed to be a quick and easy conflict; instead it proved to be a bitter war that destroyed the international reputation of the Soviet Red Army. The diminutive Finnish force was desperately...

MiG-17/19 Aces of the Vietnam War

by István Toperczer, Jim Laurier & Gareth Hector Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

At the beginning of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam People's Air Force (VPAF) were equipped with slow, old Korean War generation fighters Â? a combination of MiG-17s and MiG-19s Â? types that should have offered...

Struggle for a vast future

by Aaron Sheehan-Dean & James McPherson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

Tearing apart a nation founded on ideals of liberty and union, the American Civil War saw some of the most bitter and bloody fighting that humankind has ever witnessed. The war changed America forever, shaping...

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment

by Matthias Strohn Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

In 2014 the Royal Gibraltar Regiment celebrated its 75th anniversary. This is the history of the regiment and its preceding formations, a history that shows how a locally raised volunteer unit developed into...

War over the Steppes

by E. R. Hooton Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

The air war over the Steppes was more than a brutal clash in which might alone triumphed. It was a conflict that saw tactical and technological innovation as the Soviet air force faced off against Herman Göring's...

We March Against England

by Robert Forczyk Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

In May 1940 Nazi Germany was master of continental Europe, the only European power still standing was Great Britain Â? and the all-conquering German armed forces stood poised to cross the Channel. Following...

The Regiment

by Rusty Firmin & Jack Hughes Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown in some of the most dramatic, dangerous and controversial military special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive...

Malaya and Singapore 1941Â?42

by Mark Stille & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

For the British Empire it was a military disaster, but for Imperial Japan the conquest of Malaya was one of the pivotal campaigns of World War II. Giving birth to the myth of the Imperial Japanese Army's invincibility,...

The Mosin-Nagant Rifle

by Bill Harriman, Johnny Shumate & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2016)

The Mosin-Nagant is the world's longest-surviving and most widely distributed military rifle, having armed the forces of Russia and many other countries for more than five decades. It has seen action from World...

The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu

by Neill Lochery Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the longest serving Prime Ministers of Israel. For much of the world, Netanyahu is a right-wing nationalist zealot; for many Israelis he is a centrist who is too soft on Arabs and...

Maps of War

by Jeremy Black Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

There is little documented mapping of conflict prior to the Renaissance period, but, from the 17th century onwards, military commanders and strategists began to document the wars in which they were involved...

Pack Up Your Troubles

by James TAYLOR Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

Artist-drawn humorous postcards were growing considerably in popularity at the start of the 20th century. When war broke out in 1914 trade in them soared as the government utilised them as a widespread means...

Britain's Historic Ships

by Paul Brown Bloomsbury Publishing (October 06, 2016)

The British Isles have a long, rich and celebrated seafaring history stretching from the earliest times through the victories of Drake and Nelson, the voyages of discovery of Cabot and Cook and the defence of...

The Rookie

by Stephen Moss Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Chess has been played for more than 1,500 years and is played in every country in the world. Stephen Moss sets out to master its mysteries, and unlock the secret of its enduring appeal. What, he asks, is the...

Russia's Last Gasp

by Prit Buttar Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

In Russia's Last Gasp, Prit Buttar looks at one of the bloodiest campaigns launched in the history of warfare Â? the Brusilov Offensive, sometimes known as the June Advance. The assault was intended to ease...

Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber

by Robert Forsyth, Jim Laurier & Gareth Hector Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic Â? the Messerschmitt Me 264. Chosen from designs for an 'Amerika...

Modern African Wars (5)

by Philip Jowett & Raffaele Ruggeri Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

With decades of research to draw from Philip Jowett explores this extraordinary David-and-Goliath conflict, where the rag-tag Igbo tribal army of secessionist Biafra faced off against the Nigerian Federal forces....


by Nick Lipscombe & His Grace the Duke of Wellington Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Originally published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, this experlty researched volume looks at all the different aspects of the 100-day campaign which has become synonymous with...

Churchill's Army

by Stephen Bull Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Winston Churchill, Britain's iconic war time Prime Minister, is inextricably linked with the victorious British Army of 1939 to 1945. Yet hindsight, propaganda, and the imperative of the defeat of Hitler and...

Cowpens 1781

by Ed Gilbert, Catherine Gilbert & Graham Turner Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

This is a blistering account of the battle of Cowpens, a short, sharp conflict which marked a crucial turning point in the American Revolution. With Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton and the British troops in hot pursuit,...

Bell X-1

by Peter E. Davies, Jim Laurier & Gareth Hector Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

In 1947, no one knew if it was possible to break the 'sound barrier'. The Bell X-1 was the tiny, rocket-powered craft that finally broke it. It was the result of innovative designers and engineers turning their...

King's African Rifles Soldier vs Schutztruppe Soldier

by Gregg Adams & Johnny Shumate Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Specially commissioned artwork and thrilling combat accounts transport the reader to the far-flung and inhospitable East African theatre of World War I, where the Schutztruppe faced off against the King's African...

Zama 202 BC

by Mir Bahmanyar & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

The battle of Zama, fought across North Africa around 202 BC, was the final large-scale clash of arms between the world's two greatest western powers of the time Â? Carthage and Rome. The engagement ended the...

US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944Â?45

by Mark Stille & Jim Laurier Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution...

SA80 Assault Rifles

by Neil Grant, Peter Dennis & Alan Gilliland Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

Now the standard weapon for British soldiers across the globe, the SA80's early years were surrounded in controversy after a series of dismal performances. It was prone to jamming in desert conditions, had several...

The Vikings

by Rene Chartrand, Keith Durham, Mark Harrison & Ian Heath Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors'...

The Men Who Would Be Kings

by Daniel Mersey & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

The Men Who Would Be Kings is a set of rules designed for fighting historical or Hollywood colonial battles in the mid to late 19th Century, from the Indian Mutiny to the Boxer Rebellion. Large scale colonial...

From the Archives

by Mike Sibbons Bloomsbury Publishing (September 19, 2016)

Modern soldiers depend on their equipment, from the weapons in their hands and the tanks that support them, to the communications equipment that connect them to their commanders. Formed in 1942, the Corps of...

Konflikt Â?47

by Warlord Games, Clockwork Goblin & Jon Cave Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)


Atomic testing at Los Alamos opens a rift in the fabric of space, while the detonation of the Fat Boy atomic bomb over Dresden creates a second. German and American scientists determine that signals are...

The Composite Bow

by Mike Loades & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

An ancient design, emerging from Central Asia in the second millennium BC, the composite bow was adopted by a staggering variety of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples such as the Huns, Turks and Mongols,...


by Thomas Anderson Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The Sturmartillerie was a key part of Germany's armoured arsenal throughout World War II. Its armoured assault guns were designed to support the artillery on the battlefield, largely using the purpose-built...

Apache Warrior vs US Cavalryman

by Sean Mclachlan & Adam Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

From the 1840s onward, United States military forces clashed with the Apache, a group of Native American peoples associated with the southwestern part of North America. US territorial expansion and conflict...

US Navy F-4 Phantom II Units of the Vietnam War 1964-68

by Peter E. Davies, Jim Laurier & Gareth Hector Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The F-4 Phantom II is perhaps the most famous post-war fighter. Primarily used as a land-based fighter-bomber and reconnaissance platform, its naval origins and the immense contribution made to the US war effort...

The Samurai

by Stephen Turnbull Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The world of the samurai, the legendary elite warrior cult of old Japan, has for too long been associated solely with military history and has largely remained a mystery. In this exciting new book, Stephen Turnbull,...

The First Afghan War 1839Â?42

by Richard Macrory & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

In 1839 forces of the British East India Company crossed the Indus to invade Afghanistan on the pretext of reinstating a former king Shah Soojah to his rightful throne. The reality was that this was another...

In Their Own Words

by The National Archives Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The way we communicate has changed. Today, many of our interactions are digital, but until recently writing letters was the norm. Drawing from over 100 miles of records held at the UK's official government archive,...

Fw 200 Condor Units of World War 2

by Chris Goss, Chris Davey & Mark Postlethwaite Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The Fw 200 Condor first made an appearance over Norway in April 1940, flying with the unit that eventually become synonymous with it Â? Kampfgeschwader 40. As the war in the west progressed, and German forces...

River Plate 1939

by Angus Konstam & Tony Bryan Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

Days before the outbreak of World War II a handful of German commerce raiders put out to sea to prey on Allied merchantmen. Amongst them was the Panzerschiff ('armoured ship') Graf Spee, a formidable warship...

The Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries

by Angus Konstam & Gerry Embleton Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. They made forays far into the Atlantic, preying on the...

BT Fast Tank

by Steven J. Zaloga & Henry Morshead Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

When the Red Army needed to mechanize its cavalry branch in the 1930s, the BT fast tank was its solution. Based on the American Christie high-speed tank, the Red Army began a program to adapt the design to its...

Broken Legions

by Mark Latham & Alan Lathwell Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The Roman Empire rules the civilised world with an iron fist, seemingly all-powerful and limitless. And yet, the power of Rome is secured not by its mighty legions, but by small bands of warriors and agents...

Coal Mining in Britain

by Richard Hayman Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

Coal heated the homes, fuelled the furnaces and powered the engines of the Industrial Revolution. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the coalfields Â? distinct landscapes of colliery winding frames,...

Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100Â?700 BC

by Raffaele DÂ?Amato, Andrea Salimbeti & Giuseppe Rava Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The period from 1200 BC onwards saw vast changes in every aspect of life on both the Greek mainland and islands as monarchies disappeared and were replaced by aristocratic rule and a new form of community developed:...

Modern Snipers

by Leigh Neville Bloomsbury Publishing (August 25, 2016)

The years since 9/11 have seen major changes in the way snipers are employed on the modern battlefield, alongside an incredibly rapid evolution in their weapons, equipment and training. This book covers the...

In Quest of Freedom

by Maj Gen Ian Cardozo Bloomsbury Publishing (August 22, 2016)

The fate of nations during war depends on how well men fight, and these stories tell us how the Indian armed forces and the Mukti Bahini fought for the cause of freedom. Paradoxically, it is the value of 'Love'...

US Navy Light Cruisers 1941Â?45

by Mark Stille & Paul Wright Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

During World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. In response to the severe air threat that surface ships faced, new cruisers were designed with increasingly heavy antiaircraft...

The Gempei War 1180Â?85

by Stephen Turnbull & Giuseppe Rava Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

Internationally renowned samurai expert Dr Stephen Turnbull delves into a pivotal era of Japanese history in this highly illustrated account of The Gempei War a conflict that defined the age and the ethos of...