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American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion

By: Victor Failmezger

Price: $44.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


As the war swung in the favor of the Allies, it became clear that no final defeat of the Third Reich would be possible until the armored monsters of the Panzerwaffe were defeated. But who would, or even could, take on the mighty Tigers and Panthers, just a handful of whom could stop entire formations in their tracks? The answer lay with the formation of a new type of unit, the Tank Destroyer Battalion. This is the story of the men and machines who made up the very first ... View more info

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An Alien Sky: The Story of One Man's Remarkable Adventure in Bomber Command During the Second World War

By: Andy Wiseman and Sean Feast

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Grub Street, 2015


By any measure, Andy Wiseman (born Weizman) is a lucky man. The only son of a Polish father and an American mother, Andy was born and grew up in Berlin, just as Adolf Hitler was coming to power. As a Jew educated at the famous Werner Siemens Real Gymnasium in Schoneberg, he left only months before his school was closed down and fled with his family to Poland, one step ahead of the Nazi persecution that was to follow and later take the life of his father. From Poland he a... View more info

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Avro Lancaster # Great Aircraft of World War II

By: Mike Spick

Price: $17.95

Publisher: UK, Lorenz Books, 2015


This is an illustrated guide shown in over 100 images. It is a fascinating history of the Avro Lancaster, from the first trials of the prototype at Boscombe Down in 1941 through to the famous Dambusters raids of 1943. It includes complete technical specifications detailing the Lancaster's dimensions, weights, power, fuel and oil, performance and armament. It features over 100 photographs of the Avro Lancaster in action, as well as a cutaway diagram showing the interior c... View more info

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Avro Lancaster #21 Air Vanguard

By: Richard Marks

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The Avro Lancaster was one of the finest bombers of World War II and became the spearhead of the RAF's strategic bombing campaign over the Third Reich. Richard Marks draws on extensive research and detailed technical drawings to explore the evolution of this heavy bomber, revealing how its design developments transformed an old airframe from a dangerous liability into one of the most powerful weapons in the RAF arsenal. It demonstrated excellent performance, ruggedness a... View more info

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Between Giants: The Battle for the Baltics in World War II

By: Prit Buttar

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The Baltic States suffered more than almost any other territory during World War II, caught on the front-line of some of the war's most vicious battles and squeezed between the vast military might of the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army. From an expert on the Eastern Front of World War II, this book chronicles the cataclysmic experience of the region that includes modern-day Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia. Combining new archival research and numerous first-hand ac... View more info

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British Paratrooper 1940-45 #174 Osprey Warrior

By: Rebecca R. Skinner

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


Inspired by the exploits of the German Fallschirmjager in the blitzkrieg campaigns, Winston Churchill called for the formation of a 5,000-strong Airborne Force in June 1940. From these beginnings The Parachute Regiment became one of the foremost units of the British Army both in World War II and up to the present day. This new history of the British Paratrooper, from 1940 to 1945, details the unique training, weapons and equipment used by these elite troops. A wealth of ... View more info

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Changi Photographer: George Aspinall's Record of Captivity [used book][out of print]

By: George Aspinall and Tim Bowden

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Times Editions, 1991


Even before he became a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in Singapore in 1942, George Aspinall was nicknamed 'Changi' Aspinall by his 2/30th Battalion mates. At lights-out time in Birdwood Camp, George was invariably 'down at Changi Village' helping to process photographs he and his friends had taken of their new and exotic tropical surroundings. After captivity that hobby became a private obsession that saw George not only taking secret photographs in the Changi area, bu... View more info

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Changi Photographer: George Aspinall's Record of Captivity [used book][out of print] *** OUT OF STOCK ***

By: George Aspinall and Tim Bowden

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Enterprises, 1985


Even before he became a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in Singapore in 1942, George Aspinall was nicknamed 'Changi' Aspinall by his 2/30th Battalion mates. At lights-out time in Birdwood Camp, George was invariably 'down at Changi Village' helping to process photographs he and his friends had taken of their new and exotic tropical surroundings. After captivity that hobby became a private obsession that saw George not only taking secret photographs in the Changi area, ... View more info

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Cherbourg 1944: The First Allied Victory in Normandy #278 Osprey Campaign

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


Steven Zaloga offers up a rigorous and absorbing study of the first major Allied operation in Normandy after the D-Day landings - the capture of Cherbourg. Blending expert analysis, specially commissioned artwork and illustrative maps, this book tells the story of the bitter struggle to capture this vital point. Cherbourg was recognized by both the German and Allied High commands as crucial to the Allied foothold in Normandy - it was the nearest major port and was desper... View more info

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Chindit vs Japanese Infantryman - 1943-44 #10 Osprey Combat

By: Jon Diamond

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


In order to keep China in the war against the Japanese, the Western Allies believed they had to return to Northern Burma. Colonel Orde Wingate, a military maverick and proponent of guerrilla warfare, knew that a different type of British infantryman was required for this role - the Chindit, indoctrinated with special training - to re-enter the jungles and mountains of Northern Burma in order to combat the victorious Japanese forces there. The Chindits' opponents would in... View more info

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Fall Gelb 1940 (2) Airborne Assault on the Low Countries #265 Osprey Campaign

By: Doug Dildy

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The great blitzkrieg campaign of May/June 1940 saw German forces pour through Holland and Belgium to confront the French and British. The assault was audacious; it relied on speed, feinting and manoeuvre as much as superior force, and in the end these qualities were to prove decisive to German success. Featuring vivid illustrations, illuminative bird's eye views and maps, this book charts the unfolding of an unprecedented 'lightning war', which saw the first ever airborn... View more info

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Ferdinand and Elefant Tank Destroyer

By: Thomas Anderson

Price: $59.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


This is the story of the largest and statistically most successful tank destroyer of World War II. The Ferdinand was a true behemoth, and although only 91 examples were built, they took a savage toll of Soviet armour in the Battle of Kursk and subsequent operations on the Eastern Front. This study explores the technical development and combat deployment of this remarkable vehicle, from its' origins in the Porsche Tiger Tank through its deployment under the designation 'F... View more info

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Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40

By: Vesa Nenye and Peter Munter and Toni Wirtanen

Price: $59.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 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 defences would collapse in a matter of weeks. But they held firm. The Finns not only survived the initial attacks but succeeded in inflicting devastating casualties before superior Russian numbers eventually forced a peace settlement. This is a rigorously detailed ... View more info

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France 1940 German Infantryman vs British Infantryman #14 Osprey Combat

By: David Greentree

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


When Hitler's forces poured into France and the Low Countries in 1940, the uneasy peace of the 'Phoney War' was shattered, and Europe was ripped apart by another Blitzkrieg. Forming the backbone of the German advance were the well-equipped Schutzen (Rifles), motorized infantry who embodied the essence of the fluid, swift warfare that had characterized World War II thus far. Facing them were infantrymen of the British Expeditionary Force, units of considerable fighting qu... View more info

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Germany's East Wall in World War II #108 Fortress

By: Neil Short

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The East Wall was where the final battles for the stricken Third Reich were fought, amid scenes of utter carnage. Beginning life at the end of World War I, the wall became a pet project of Adolf Hitler's, whose ascent to power saw building work accelerated, with plans for a grand, 'Maginot-style' defence put in place. But with a characteristically erratic change of heart, Hitler began to systematically strip the wall of its best defensive assets to bolster the Atlantic W... View more info