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The Polish August

by Neal Ascherson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

What has happened in Poland? Poland has erupted four times in the last twenty five years, but only the events of 1980 have had comprehensive media coverage. As a result, many questions have been raised in the...

Armies of the Balkan Wars 1912Â?13

by Philip Jowett & Stephen Walsh Bloomsbury Publishing (March 20, 2012)

In 1912, the Balkan states formed an alliance in an effort to break free from the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Forming an army of some 645,000 troops from Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenego, they took on a...

Kharkov 1942

by Robert Forczyk & Howard Gerrard Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2013)

After failing to finish off the German Army in the 1941/42 Winter Counteroffensive Stalin directed the Red Army to conduct a powerful blow in one sector of the Eastern Front in order to disrupt German plans....

The Czech Legion 1914Â?20

by David Bullock & Ramiro Bujeiro Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The Czech Legion was not just a single military unit, but a volunteer army that fielded up to 100,000 troops on the Allied side on all three main fronts of the war. Since only the defeat of Austro-Hungary and...

Pe-2 Guards Units of World War 2

by Dmitriy Khazanov, Aleksander Medved & Andrey Yurgenson Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2013)

Petlyakov's Pe-2 was the most numerous Soviet twin-engined bomber of World War 2, the aircraft being used as a dive-bomber, ground attack platform and dedicated reconnaissance type. The first examples entered...

Polish Armies of the Partitions 1770Â?94

by Vincent W. Rospond & Raffaele Ruggeri Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

The tragic national epic of Polish history began in these late 18th-century wars. Under Poland's Saxon monarchy, Russia and Prussia constantly meddled in the affairs of the Kingdom. In 1768 a civil war broke...

No Greater Ally

by Kenneth K. Koskodan Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2011)

There is a chapter of World War II history that remains largely untold; the monumental struggles of an entire nation have been forgotten, and even intentionally obscured. Giving a full overview of Poland's participation...

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...

Demyansk 1942Â?43

by Robert Forczyk & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

The fighting around the town of Demyansk was one of the longest encirclement battles on the Eastern Front during World War II, stretching from February 1942 to February 1943. Originally, the German 16. Armee...

Medieval Polish Armies 966Â?1500

by David Nicolle, Witold Sarnecki, Gerry Embleton & Ian Rotherham Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

The history of Poland is a fascinating story of a people struggling to achieve nationhood in the face of internal and external conflict. Poland became a unified Christian state in AD 966 and by the 12th century...

Soviet Partisan 1941Â?44

by Nik Cornish & Andrei Karachtchouk Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2014)

The partisan war in the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944 has been the subject of considerable political manipulation in the decades following 1945. In great part this was due to the need to project the image of...

Finland at War

by Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter & Toni Wirtanen Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2015)

The story of the 'Winter War' between Finland and Soviet Russia is a dramatic David versus Goliath encounter. When close to half a million Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939 it was expected that Finnish...

Operation Barbarossa

by Robert Kirchubel Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2013)

When Hitler ordered the start of Operation Barbarossa, millions of German soldiers flooded into Russia, believing that their rapid blitzkrieg tactics would result in the an easy victory similar to the ones enjoyed...

Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

by Alexander Mladenov & Adam Tooby Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2013)

The Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot was the Soviet Air Force's first mass-produced jet purposely designed for the close air support (CAS) role and was a simple, effective and durable attack aircraft that, by 2012, had...

Germany Ascendant

by Prit Buttar Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2015)

The massive offensives on the Eastern Front during 1915 are often overshadowed by the events in Western Europe, but the scale and ferocity of the clashes between Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary and...

The Polish Army 1939Â?45

by Steven J. Zaloga & Richard Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2013)

Poland was the first of the Allied nations to succumb to German aggression in the Second World War, but by the most tortuous of routes her army managed to remain in the field through all five years of bloody...

T-72 Main Battle Tank 1974Â?93

by Steven J. Zaloga & Peter Sarson Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2013)

The Russian T-72 Ural tank is the most widely-deployed main battle tank of the current generation. Used by the armies of the former Warsaw pact and Soviet Union, it has also been exported in large numbers to...

The Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991Â?1999

by Alastair Finlan Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

In 1991, an ethnically diverse region that had enjoyed decades of peaceful coexistence descended into bitter hatred and chaos, almost overnight. Communities fractured along lines of ethnic and religious affiliation...

The Second World War (5)

by Geoffrey Jukes Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

In 1940, fresh from the success in France, Hitler turned his attention to the East. In this volume Geoffrey Jukes explains what led to Hitler's decision to instigate the invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation...

The First World War (1)

by Geoffrey Jukes Bloomsbury Publishing (June 06, 2014)

This book unravels the complicated and tragic events of the Eastern Front in the First World War. The author details Russia's sudden attack on German forces, despite her inadequate resources. A crushing defeat...

Croatian Aces of World War 2

by Boris Ciglic, Dragan Savic & John Weal Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2013)

Initially flying Italian-supplied Fiat G.50s, the Croat forces suffered heavy losses during 1942 whilst flying alongside JG 52 in the southern sector of the Russian front. Despite this, a significant number...

Conflict in the Balkans 1991Â?2000

by Tim Ripley & Mark Rolfe Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

Exposing the true scale and significance of the deployment of air power in the Balkans, this book details the activities of NATO and UN aircraft as well as local pilots in the former Yugoslavia. From bombing...

T-64 Battle Tank

by Steven J. Zaloga & Ian Palmer Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2015)

The T-64 tank was the most revolutionary design of the whole Cold War, designed to provide the firepower and armour protection of a heavy tank in a medium-weight design. It pioneered a host of new technologies...

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union

by Mike Guardia & Henry Morshead Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2015)

During the Cold War, the Soviet Army was perhaps the deadliest fighting force the world had ever seen. Within its mechanized forces, the Soviets accomplished something that their American counterparts never...

Polish Armor of the Blitzkrieg

by Jamie Prenatt & Henry Morshead Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2015)

The Polish army during the Blitzkrieg conjures up tragic images of infantry and dashing, but ineffective and ultimately doomed cavalry charges. In actuality the Poles, in the midst of a large-scale re-armament...

Tanks of HitlerÂ?s Eastern Allies 1941Â?45

by Steven J. Zaloga & Henry Morshead Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2013)

The titanic armor battles of the Russian Front are widely known, but the role of Germany's eastern allies is not as well known. Two of these countries, Romania and Hungary, manufactured their own tanks as well...

Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919Â?21

by Nigel Thomas & Adam Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2014)

In 1917 Poland was recognised as a state by Russia, but the Bolshevik coup threatened this. The Polish leader Marshal Pilsudski hurried to build an army around Polish World War I veterans, and in 1918 war broke...

The Yugoslav Wars (2)

by Nigel Thomas, K Mikulan & Darko Pavlovic Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2013)

Following the death of the Yugoslavian President Tito in 1980, the semi-autonomous republics and provinces that he had welded into a multi-cultural nation in 1945 slid gradually towards separation. For ten years...

Soviet Field Fortifications 1941Â?45

by Gordon L. Rottman & Chris Taylor Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2012)

From June 1941, the Soviets were forced to undertake large-scale defensive operations in the face of the overwhelming German blitzkrieg assault, operations which ran counter to their preference for highly mobile,...

Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700 BC

by Konstantin S Nossov, Konstantin Nossov & Brian Delf Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2012)

In the second half of the third millennium BC the Indo-European tribe known as the Hittites migrated and settled in Central Anatolia, at that time a land of small city-states whose rulers lived in fortresses....

The White Rose of Stalingrad

by Bill Yenne Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2013)

Of all the major air forces that were engaged in the war, only the Red Air Force had units comprised specifically of women. Initially the Red Air Force maintained an all-male policy among its combat pilots....

Ukrainian Armies 1914Â?55

by Peter Abbott, Eugene Pinak & Oleksiy Rudenko Bloomsbury Publishing (February 20, 2012)

There can be no region in Europe whose history has been more tortured than Ukraine. During the 20th century Austria, Poland, Russia, Germany, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania vied for power over parts of...

Bolt Action: Armies of the Soviet Union

by Warlord Games, Andy Chambers & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

This book provides Bolt Action players with all of the information they need to field the military forces of the Soviet Union. From the bitter urban warfare of Stalingrad, through the Winter War against Finland...

Trail of Hope

by Norman Davies Bloomsbury Publishing (February 25, 2016)

Following the conquest of Poland by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1939, hundreds of thousands of Polish families were torn from their homes and sent eastwards to the arctic wastes of Siberia. Prisoners...