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29th June, 2019


 

OLD FRIENDS, NEW ENEMIES: STRATEGIC ILLUSIONS 1936-1941

by Arthur J. Marder




The Royal Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy. An outstanding study by one of the foremost exponents of British Naval history. It examines the Royal Navy's confrontation with the growing power of the Imperial Japanese Navy, and the Royal Navy's miscalculations on how to combat it. The author highlights the disunity between the British and American naval staffs, and the factors which led to the fateful decision to send just two capital ships to the Far East.

Very good in slightly creased d/w -
xxxii + 553pp, photos, fold-out map

Oxford University Press, 1981
ISBN 0198226047

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Web No. 
03528-02

£40.00

 


 

LAST LAURELS: THE GERMAN DEFENCE OF
                                                       UPPER SILESIA JANUARY-MAY 1945

by Georg Gunter

By January 1945, Upper Silesia had become Germany's key industrial region, with its coal mines, blast furnaces, arms factories and hydrogenation plants. Not surprisingly, when the Soviets launched a series of powerful offensives aimed at capturing the region, the German defence was bitter, bordering on the suicidal. Soviet reactions were brutal, the Red Army committing widespread atrocities, which have received little coverage until now. In this readable and fast-paced translation from the German edition, the author presents a penetrating description of the events which occurred in Silesia during the first five months of 1945 - from the massive Soviet offensive on 12th January, through to the final German defensive actions around Ratibor five months later.

Fine in illustrated boards - Large Format, 309pp, illustrations, maps

Helion, 2002
ISBN 1874622655

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Web No:
37250-01

£20.00

 


 

MEDICINE AND DUTY

by Dr. Harold Dearden



Originally published in 1928, but this new edition with the use of the author's diaries includes the names, places and other information omitted in the original. He served first at the British Red Cross Hospital at Wimereux on the French coast and then was Medical Officer to the 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards at the Third Battle of Ypres and the advance on Cambrai in 1917. Wounded twice, he spent 1918 in an English hospital recovering from his injuries. This is a graphic first-hand account of a doctor working long hours to deal with the casualities brought from the battlefield.

New in card cover -  Illustrations, and plans, folding map, 128pp.

Richard Dennis Pubs. 2007
ISBN 9780957209510

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Web No.
37889-01

£12.00
 

 


 

THE ARMIES OF ANCIENT PERSIA: THE SASSANIANS

by Kaveh Farrokh

Throughout most of the classical period, Persia was one of the great superpowers, placing a limit on the expansion of Western powers. It was the most formidable rival to the Roman empire for centuries, until Persia, by then under the Sassanians, was overwhelmed by the Islamic conquests in the seventh century AD. The Sassanians, the native Iranian dynasty that ousted their Parthian overlords in AD 226, developed a highly sophisticated army that was able for centuries to hold off all comers. They continued the Parthian's famous winning combination of swift horse archers with heavily-armoured cataphract cavalry, also making much use of war elephants

New in d/w - 466pp, 41 colour & b/w photos, 11 maps, 10 b/w illustrations

Pen & Sword, 2017
 ISBN 9781848848450

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Web No.
37683-01

£30.00
 

 


 

HIMMLER'S BOSNIAN DIVISION:
                                    WAFFEN-SS HANDSCHAR DIVISION 1943-1945

by George Lepre 


This is the story of the "Handschar", the Muslim combat formation created by the Germans to "restore order in Bosnia." Raised by the Waffen SS, they were used for anti-partisan operations in the Balkans and quickly developed a reputation. The division was commanded by German officers, and composed of native Germans from Croatia (Volksdeutsche), Croat Christians and Bosniaks, Muslims from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

New in d/w - 380pp, 250 + b/w photos

Schiffer, 1997
ISBN 0764301349

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Web No.
26369-02

£32.50
 

 



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NARRATIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE ARMY OF THE INDUS,IN SIND & KAUBOOL IN 1883-9. TWO VOLUMES

by Richard Hartley Kennedy


Web No.
27579-01

470.00

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