UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT 1936-1945:
VOLUME I UNIFORMS
This first of three volumes is the most comprehensive and
detailed study of the World War II German paratrooper to
date, providing in-depth examinations of nearly every
Fallschirmjager uniform. It includes all types of jump
smock, the varied camouflage patterns, footwear, tropical
and non-standard clothing, insignia and equipment used from
the airborne forces’ establishment in the mid-1930s to May
1945. The book will be indispensable to collectors, uniform
enthusiasts and military historians alike, with thousands of
specially commissioned colour photographs, accompanied by
many unique period black and white images.
New in d/w - Large Format, 367pp, c1000 colour & 280 b/w
The Washington Naval Treaty of 1921 effectively
established the size and composition of the various navies
in World War II. They laid down design parameters and
tonnage limitations for each class of warship including
battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers.
With one or two exceptions, battleship construction was
deferred until the mid 1930s but virtually all navies
embraced the concept of 8 inch, gun armed 10,000 ton heavy
cruisers and laid down new vessels almost immediately. This
book describes the heavy cruisers designed and built to the
same rules by each nation and then consider how the various
classes fared in World War II.
New in d/w - 185pp, numerous b/w photos & illustrations
OSPREY ESSENTIAL HISTORIES 78: RUSSIA'S WAR IN
by Mark Galeotti
This fully illustrated book traces the progress of the
wars in Chechnya, from the initial Russian advance through
to urban battles such as Grozny, and the prolonged guerrilla
warfare in the mountainous regions. It assesses how the wars
have torn apart the fabric of Chechen society and their
impact on Russia itself. Featuring full-colour maps and
drawing upon a wide range of sources, this succinct account
explains the origins, history and consequences of Russia's
wars in Chechnya.
in card cover - 96pp, numerous colour illustrations, maps
An illustrated history of the South
African Air Force from its origins as the South African
Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War to
the SAAF's operations at the beginning of the 21st century.
Includes accounts of the Bush Wars in Angola and Namibia,
the "new" post-apartheid SAAF and its 75th Anniversary in
1995. There are two pages of illustrations of Squadron
Badges and the appendices include details of the SAAF Museum
Airplane inventory and the SAAF Order of Battle in 2003.
New in card cover - A4 format. 110pp,
numerous b/w photos & illustrations
October 1950 and the stunning
Chinese intervention in the Korean war. Drawing on official
military records, con-temporary accounts, and the memoirs of
Chinese field commander Peng Dehuai, Hoyt searches the
causes and results of the Korean War. How did a UN police
action erupt into a struggle between the super-powers? Why
did China become involved? Was US policy responsible?