AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. THE
6TH WAFFEN-SS VOLUNTEER
GEBIRGS (MOUNTAIN) DIVISION "NORD"
Formed in 1941, "Nord" was employed
along the Finnish−Lapland front against battle-tested Soviet
forces from 1941−44. Following the signing of the armistice
between Finland and the Soviet Union in the summer of 1944,
the division was moved to the Western Front. "Nord" took
part in Operation "Nordwind" the final German
offensive on the western front in late December 1944, where
they fought against American units for the first time. Tough
defensive fighting along the Moselle and Rhine fronts
followed up to the armistice in May 1945. The units of the
division fought to the last, always with courage and valor.
Includes a detailed operational history, rare combat images,
maps, and personaly profiles.
New in illustrated boards -
large format, 184pp, 560+ b/w photos, maps, tables
The reminiscences of a Cavalry Officer of that most
famous of Indian Regiments, Skinner's Horse. Soldier,
horseman and polo player, Holder saw action in WWI. He
recounts the balmy years between the wars on the North West
frontier and tells of the beauty of Kashmir. In WWII he was
badly wounded in action in North Africa.
Fine in d/w - xviii + 217pp, 34 illustrations, 17
OSPREY NEW VANGUARD 235:
RUSSIAN MULTIPLE ROCKET LAUNCHERS 1941-PRESENT
by Jamie Prenatt. Illustrated by
Although military rockets have been used since the Middle
Ages, it was not until the Soviet Union pioneered the
concept of Multiple Rocket Launchers (MRLs) in the late
1930s that they emerged as a decisive weapon. In the modern
era, these Soviet/Russian Katyushas have served in combat in
Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Georgia. Developed to fill the
operational need for massed artillery fire support, the MRL
possesses enormous destructive power and a devastating
psychological impact. This New Vanguard provides a survey of
Soviet and Russian Federation MRLs from the beginning of
their development in 1941 to the present.
card cover - 48pp, 7 colour plates, numerous colour & b/w
General Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in
Africa, 1914-1918.As World War I ravaged the European
continent, a completely different theater of war was being
contested in Africa. And from this very different kind of
war, there emerged a very different kind of military leader.
With the now-legendary Schutztruppe (Defensive Force), von
Lettow-Vorbeck and a small cadre of hardened German officers
fought alongside their fanatically devoted native African
allies as equals, creating the first truly integrated army
of the modern age. Von Lettow-Vorbeck was the last
undefeated German field commander of the war.
A memoir of the 1916-18 air war
over Mesopotamia. The author was an RFC officer whose
secondment to the Middle East in 1916, came as a relief
after the squalor of the Somme. His account of his and his
comrades' operations flying against Turkish and German
aviators is dramatic and hugely informative. The narrative
describes combined operations with army, and naval units
operating along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and how
Tennant survived being shot down in his DH4 aircraft.
Reprint of 1920 Cecil Palmer edition
New in card cover - xii + 289pp, 38 photos & illustrations, maps