The story of Werner Gosel and Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 244.
Stalingrad, Kursk and Bobruisk are names synonymous with
untold suffering and death, and the men of Stug.Abt.244
fought at each of them. Werner Gosel was deployed as a
dispatch rider during Operation Barbarossa and after being
trained as an officer, he returned to the front and was
wounded during the opening stages of the Stalingrad battle.
After recovering, he served with Sturmgeschutz-Batterie 395,
but with the reorganisation of Stug.Abt.244 in early 1943,
Gosel was recalled to his old unit and participated in the
Battle of Kursk and the subsequent retreat. His tenure as
adjutant from August 1943 onward provides an insight into
the working methods of an assault gun battalion. In summer
1944, now a battery commander, Gosel was captured during a
break-out attempt from the Bobruisk pocket. He returned from
Soviet captivity five years later to post-war East Germany.
This volume which is jointly edited by Jason Mark, is
profusely illustrated and has three appendices, including
the battalion's full war diary from 1943 plus a
comprehensive lists of medal winners.
New in illustrated boards - 492pp,
249 b/w photos, 17 maps
POINT ATLAS OF AMERICAN WARS: TWO VOLUME SET
Edited by Vincent J. Esposito
This two volume set includes
details and strategic maps concerning the various military
conflicts that the United States has been involved with from
1689-1953. With an introductory letter by Dwight D.
Eisenhower. The atlas is especially designed for cadets of
the United States Military Academy to aid their initial
studies in the History of the Military Art. The West Point
Atlases are the bible for military historians as the text
and maps are superb. The research and care that went into
crafting this series is considerable and these are still
used at West Point and in many Military History courses.
Volume I: 1689-1900. Volume II: 1900-1953. The volumes are
presented in black boards with gilt motif and titling and
grey spines. Volume I is in very good condition. Volume II
is very good internally but the spine is discoloured with
some dark stains.
Very good in
black boards - Large, landscape format, 412 maps, c400pp
From October 2006 to December 2007,
U.S. Army lieutenant Daniel A. Sjursen, led a light scout
platoon in Baghdad. The experiences of Ghost Rider platoon
provide a soldier’s eye view of the incredible complexities
of warfare, peacekeeping, and counterinsurgency in one of
the world’s most ancient cities. He reflects critically on
the prevailing narrative of the surge as saviour of
America’s longest war, on the overall military strategy in
Iraq, and on U.S. relations with ordinary Iraqis. With the
emergence of ISIS in 2014, Iraq and its beleaguered,
battle-scarred people are again much in the news.
in d/w - 264pp, 35 b/w photos
ForeEdge (Univ. of New England), 2015 ISBN 9781611687811
This fascinating book provides
a study of the longest continuous war in ancient history and
the greatest naval conflict ever fought. The First Punic War
was Rome's first overseas war. It was also history's first
"world war," lasting a quarter century (264-241 BC) and
involving major powers battling by land and sea over a wide
geographic area. In fact, the largest naval battle in
history, in terms of sheer numbers of ships and men, took
place during this war at Ecnomus in 256 BC. The book
includes clear maps and provides the historical sources in
New in the popular Service Publications series, this
compact book provides details of the Sherman M4A2E8 in
service with the Canadian Armed Forces after World War II.
Extensively illustrated the volume includes a 4-view centre
spread of the Sherman by Karl Gagnon.
New in card cover
- A4 format, 24pp, 20 b/w photos, double page drawing