After weeks of bitter fighting
there was a desperate need to break out of the Normandy
bridgehead. In late July 1944 Lieutenant-General Sir Miles
Dempsey’s Second Army moved two entire corps from the Caen
sector to the countryside around Caumont. Here, British XXX
Corps prepared to give battle, with VII Corps advancing in
support between XXX Corps and the American first Army. While
the XXX Corps attack stalled, VIII Corps surged ahead and a
deep penetration was made. The author examines Monty’s
refusal to seize Vire, the disputed Anglo-American border
and the Operation’s impact on the German Mortain offensive.
OSPREY NEW VANGUARD 282:
COMBAT VEHICLES OF RUSSIA'S SPECIAL FORCES
by Mark Galeotti.
illustrated by Adam Hook
Russia has seen a growing emphasis on special forces.
Traditionally, the elite Spetsnaz commandos had to make do
with regular vehicles or civilian-based ‘technicals'. Now at
the forefront of Russian power projection, the Spetsnaz are
acquiring more capable, versatile vehicles, such as the
paratroopers' BTR-D personnel carrier, and also
experimenting with specialist new acquisitions, such as the
Chaborz M-3 buggy and Yamaha Grizzly all-terrain vehicle.
Other elite branches, such as the Arctic-warfare troops,
paratroopers of the Air Assault Troops (VDV), Naval
Infantry, and the elite units of the security forces are
also developing and fielding new vehicles for their
New in card cover - A4 format, 48pp,
numerous colour photo, 8 colour plates
This volume presents the art of figure painting,
sculpting, conversions, ground presentation and scenery. It
is an inspiration for beginner or master modeller, featuring
the work of 21 artists. There are 35 award winning models,
five step-by-step instructional articles, and 26 uniform
Fine in card cover - Large format, 178pp, c450 colour photos
experiences of the Waffen SS soldiers in WWII including
SS-Totenkopf in the Demyansk Pocket, 1-SS Panzer Corps at
Karkov and fighting in the Balkans and Kursk, II WFSS-Pz
Corps at Cherkassy, and 12-SS Hitlerjugend in Normandy.
Includes numerous photos located in Eastern Europe which had
not previously been published.
Fine in d/w -
192pp, 120 illustrations, maps, index