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Victor Two

by Peter Crossland Bloomsbury Publishing (September 24, 2014)

The Israeli government was persuaded at the last minute not to enter the Gulf War when they were told that it was the SAS who were hunting for Scud missiles and disrupting Iraqi communications. The SAS forces...

George S. Patton

by Steven J. Zaloga & Steve Noon Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2011)

George S. Patton Jr. was the iconic American field commander of World War II, and widely regarded as the US Army's finest practitioner of mechanized warfare. This title examines Patton's colorful life and leadership...

Toyotomi Hideyoshi

by Stephen Turnbull & Giuseppe Rava Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2011)

Arguably the greatest military commander in the history of the samurai, Toyotomi Hideyoshi rose from the ranks of the peasantry to rule over all Japan. A student of the great unifier Oda Nobunaga, Hideyoshi...

The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II

by Nigel Thomas, Laszlo Szabo & Darko Pavlovic Bloomsbury Publishing (January 20, 2012)

The Royal Hungarian Army was Germany's largest ally on the Eastern Front, but information about the Hungarian Army in English is rare. Deployed in Ukraine at the beginning of the war, the Hungarian Army was...

The War in Cambodia 1970Â?75

by Kenneth Conboy, Ken Bowra & Mike Chappell Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2011)

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the troops that fought in Cambodia in the 1970s. US and Cambodian forces are all covered, including Special...

Italian Medium Tanks

by Filippo Cappellano, Pier Paolo Battistelli & Richard Chasemore Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2012)

Several factors delayed and greatly hampered the development of an Italian medium tank during World War II. The first was the strategic stance of the country, focussed on a war against neighbouring countries...

US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam

by Gordon L. Rottman & Steve Noon Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2011)

The helicopter changed war forever. This book examines the range of duties helicopter pilots carried out in Vietnam, from air-lift, med-evac and fire-support to landing in high volume crossfires in 'Hot LZs'....

M551 Sheridan

by Steven J. Zaloga & Tony Bryan Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2011)

ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. Since the advent of airmobile warfare, there have been numerous attempts to support paratroopers with attached armored vehicles. This book tells the story of the US experience...

World War II US Armored Infantry Tactics

by Gordon L. Rottman & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2011)

Little has been published on US armored infantry units and tactics over the years. However, their contribution to the war effort was hugely important. There were a total of 57 armored infantry battalions and...

The British Home Guard Pocketbook

by A.F.U. Green Bloomsbury Publishing (January 27, 2014)

The Home Guards are an attacking force lying in wait for, and ready to destroy, and enemy who dares to set foot on out shores.' The Home Guard has been immortalised in British culture in the TV series Dad's...

Jeeps 1941Â?45

by Steven J. Zaloga & Hugh Johnson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2011)

The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement...

Pegasus Bridge

by Will Fowler, Alan Gilliland, Johnny Shumate & Tim Brown Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2013)

The night before D-Day, light infantry and a detachment of Royal Engineers landed by gliders at Pegasus Bridge, which spanned the Caen Canal. Quickly overwhelming the guards, they managed to hold the bridge...

Marine B SBS

by Ian Blake Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2015)

In 1943 Sergeant 'Tiger' Tiller was already a seasoned veteran and a surviving member of the 'Cockleshell Heroes'. However, his war was far from over as he joined the newly formed detachment of the Special Boat...

No 126 Wing RCAF

by Donald Nijboer & Chris Davey Bloomsbury Publishing (May 20, 2013)

The success of No 126 Wing began before the D-Day landings and through operations at Falaise Gap, Operation Market Garden, the winter offensive in the Ardennes, and crossing the Rhine into Germany. Donald Nijboer...

Doctor for Friend and Foe

by Rick Jolly Bloomsbury Publishing (May 23, 2012)

Rick Jolly was the Senior Medical Officer in the Falklands, setting up and running the field hospital at Ajax Bay, where he and his Royal Marine and Parachute Regiment medical teams treated a total of 580 casualties,...

Napoleon's Guard Infantry (1)

by Philip Haythornthwaite & Bryan Fosten Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2012)

The concept of the bodyguard is as ancient as the practice of an individual assuming the leadership of a group or tribe. From the Companions of Alexander to the Varangians of Byzantium, bodies of élite warriors,...

Classic Video Games

by Brian R. Eddy Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

In the early 1970s, video arcade games sprung to life in the form of Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac-Man, and if you were lucky enough to have an Atari system you could play Frogger or Galaga at home....

First World War Britain

by Peter Doyle Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

The First World War profoundly changed British society. The armed forces' need for mass recruitment saw the workforce severely depleted, with women stepping up to shoulder the burden; but nobody could ignore...

US Cavalryman 1891Â?1920

by Alexander Bielakowski & Raffaele Ruggeri Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

Following the Battle of Wounded Knee in 1890, the US Cavalry were called into action again with the declaration of war against Spain in 1898. In the years that followed, cavalrymen saw action in a wide variety...

US Army Rangers & LRRP Units 1942Â?87

by Gordon L. Rottman & Ronald Volstad Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

Ranger the very word conjures up visions of small, highly trained units executing lightning-fast raids on an unexpecting enemy. It is also synonymous with high esprit de corps and excellence at arms. The US...

Vietnam Gun Trucks

by Gordon L. Rottman & Peter Bull Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2011)

While Vietnam is usually perceived as an infantry war, with US forces deploying by helicopter, the long supply lines that led to their inland bases had to be traveled by ground vehicles. The 8th and 48th Transportation...

A Pocket History of the Civil War

by Martin Graham Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2011)

Whether novice or buff, readers across the spectrum will find unique and entertaining bits of trivia, facts, and lore about key American Civil War battles and leaders in A Pocket History of the Civil War, a...

Union River Ironclad 1861Â?65

by Angus Konstam & Tony Bryan Bloomsbury Publishing (December 20, 2012)

At the start of the American Civil War, neither side had warships on the Mississippi River, which was a vital strategic artery. In what would prove the vital naval campaign of the war, both sides fought for...

Bill Slim

by Robert Lyman & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2011)

Bill' Slim was one of the greatest British generals of World War II. In a career that stretched from 1914 until 1958, Bill Slim's greatest triumphs came in India and Burma in the long war against the Japanese....

Modelling the Tiger Tank in 1/72 scale

by Alex Clark Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

The Tiger tank is probably the most famous tank of World War II. Both the Tiger I and its successor, the Tiger II, were used as bases for other German vehicles. This book covers a wide range of vehicles based...

Battlefield Angels

by Scott Mcgaugh Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2011)

Author, journalist, and USS Midway Museum spokesman Scott McGaugh reveals the riveting stories of the men and women who save lives on the front lines in Battlefield Angels, the first book about battlefield medicine...

Armies of the Irish Rebellion 1798

by Stuart Reid, Gerry Embleton & Sam Embleton Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2011)

In 1798, the Irish rose up against the corrupt English government run out of Dublin. Joined by both Protestants and Catholics, the rebellion quickly spread across the country. Although the Irish peasantry were...

Modern African Wars (2)

by Peter Abbott & Ronald Volstad Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2011)

ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. Portugal was both the first and the last of the great European colonial powers. For 500 years Portugal had colonies in Africa. In 1960, as liberation movements swept across...

The Lines of Torres Vedras 1809Â?11

by Ian Fletcher & Bill Younghusband Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

Following the battle of Bussaco on 27 September 1810 Wellington's heavily outnumbered troops began to withdraw towards Lisbon. By the evening of 9 October the British and Portuguese began to withdraw behind...

Airbrushing and Finishing Scale Models

by Brett Green Bloomsbury Publishing (January 01, 2011)

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK. Brett Green details the prerequisites of airbrushing, including the different types of spray equipment and air sources available, offering advice on appropriate thinners, paint ratios...

Early Roman Warrior 753Â?321 BC

by Nic Fields & Seán ��Brógáin Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2011)

The prototypical 'Roman Legionnaire' often seen on television and in movies is actually the product of nearly a millennium of military development. Far back in the Bronze Age, before the city of Rome existed,...

The Russo-Turkish War 1877

by Ian Drury & Raffaele Ruggeri Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2012)

On 24 April 1877 Tsar Alexander II declared war on the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan had a battle-hardened army ready for war. For the Tsar, this was to be the first major conflict since the abolition of serfdom...


by John Tincey & Graham Turner Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

The Ironside is symbolic of the one occasion when the army took an active role in British politics. He represents a unique period when ordinary people displaced the established order to take political control...

NapoleonÂ?s Imperial Headquarters (2)

by Ronald Pawly & Patrice Courcelle Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

Following Elite 115 Â? which described the composition of Napoleon's military and civil 'households', and Marshal Berthier's army general headquarters Â? this title offers an intimate glimpse of the Emperor's...


by Mir Bahmanyar & Michael Welply Bloomsbury Publishing (April 20, 2012)

After the United States' failures in special operations missions during the late 1970s and 1980, a decision was made to revamp its unconventional military capabilities. The subsequent reorganization and redesignation...

First Special Service Force 1942Â?44

by Bret Werner & Michael Welply Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

This is a concise history of the unique integrated commando-style brigade of US and Canadian volunteers formed in 1942. Hand picked, and trained in airborne, amphibious, mountain and winter warfare, demolitions...

HMMWV Humvee 1980Â?2005

by Steven J. Zaloga & Hugh Johnson Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2011)

The HMMWV, better known as the Humvee or Hummer, has set the world standard for army tactical vehicles since its introduction into the US Army in the 1980s. Designed to be the successor to the jeep of World...

Modern African Wars (3)

by Helmoed-Römer Heitman & Paul Hannon Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2011)

From the days of its occupation by South African forces under the Mandate System, to its first election in 1989, South-West Africa was a hotbed of revolutionary activity. The establishment of SWAPO (South-West...

Modelling the De Havilland Mosquito

by Roy Sutherland Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

First entering service in 1941 the legendary 'all-wooden' Mosquito was one of the best twin-engined aircraft of its size to see action in World War II. The addition of radar turned the Mosquito into the RAF's...

Warsaw Pact Ground Forces

by Gordon L. Rottman & Ronald Volstad Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

While much has been published on the armed forces of the USSR during the 1980s, surprisingly little is available on the forces supplied by the other member nations of the Warsaw Pact. Rivalling the size of the...

The US Army of World War I

by Mark Henry & Stephen Walsh Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2012)

When the USA entered World War I in April 1917 her Regular Army counted just 128,000 men and lacked all the necessary equipment and training for modern trench warfare. By the Armistice of November 1918, General...

Scots Armies of the English Civil Wars

by Stuart Reid & Graham Turner Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

In the summer of 1642 the First Civil War between king and parliament had broken out in England. Initially both sides were confident of victory, but after the first campaigns ended in stalemate they began looking...

The Last Boarding Party

by Clayton Chun, Alan Gilliland, Steve Noon & Mariusz Kozik Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2011)

Just two weeks after the close of the Vietnam War, communist Cambodian Khmer Rouge elements seized the S.S. Mayaguez in international waters. Believing they had to act quickly, United States Marines boarded...

Silent Killers

by James P. Delgado & Clive Cussler Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2011)

James P. Delgado, President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, presents a detailed and visually stunning examination of the history and development of the modern nuclear submarine. Calling on...

Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces

by Nigel Thomas & Simon Mccouaig Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2012)

Though the 'Wehrmachtsgefolge' (Armed Forces Auxiliaries) were generally inferior to their armed forces equivalents, their contribution to the German war-effort was far from negligible. Auxiliaries including...

Operation Pointblank 1944

by Steven J. Zaloga Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2011)

Operation Pointblank was the code name for the United States Army Air Force's attempt to destroy German fighter capability through the use of daylight strategic bombing in advance of the D-Day landings. Launched...

US Infantryman in World War II (1)

by Robert S Rush & Elizabeth Sharp Bloomsbury Publishing (July 20, 2012)

This title deals with the experiences of the American soldiers who fought the Japanese across the Pacific islands, and the specific nature of this combat environment. It follows a hypothetical soldier, 'Michael',...

Vietnam Airmobile Warfare Tactics

by Gordon L. Rottman & Adam Hook Bloomsbury Publishing (October 20, 2012)

In this book the author Â? an Army veteran of Vietnam Â? explains the composition, capabilities, equipment and missions of the US Army and Marine Corps helicopter and airmobile units in the Vietnam war and...

Inside the US Army

by Gordon L. Rottman & Ronald Volstad Bloomsbury Publishing (September 20, 2012)

When conscription was eliminated in the early 1970s, the US Army found itself with a very different kind of soldier. While the personality of the Army remained the same, the organization of its higher levels...

Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)

by Philip Haythornthwaite & Bryan Fosten Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2012)

The mounted troops of the Hapsburg Empire comprised one of the most powerful forces of the Napoleonic Wars. However, from the outset the cavalry's higher command was less capable than its infantry counterpart:...