Wellington's Peninsular Army (Men-at-Arms, Volume 35) by James Lawford

By James Lawford

Initially of the Napoleonic interval, the British Army's list left anything to be wanted. throughout the Peninsular conflict (1808-1814), although, Wellington led and educated a military that by no means knew an incredible defeat at the box. Even Wellington himself defined his military as "able to head at any place or do anything." This ebook examines the bold British military which performed a vital part in stalling Napoleon's enhance, targeting the workers, infantry, cavalry, artillery and sieges and sappers. a number of illustrations, together with 8 colour plates, vividly depict the weaponry and uniforms of Wellington's Peninsular Army.

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Johnny Reb - The Uniform of the Confederate Army, 1861-1865 by Leslie Jensen

By Leslie Jensen

A background of the U.S. military throughout the time it served because the forefront of western growth and an outline of its uniforms and kit within the overdue 19th century.

each one quantity during this ongoing sequence combines exact and informative captions with over a hundred infrequent and weird pictures. those books are a needs to for someone drawn to American army uniforms.

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The Austrian Army 1740-80, Volume 1: Cavalry (Men-at-Arms, by Philip Haythornthwaite

By Philip Haythornthwaite

Austria used to be either an immense player and one of many factors of hostilities within the wars of the mid-18th century. The dying of the Habsburg Emperor Charles VI in October 1740 set in movement the 1st of the key wars of the time. His inheritor was once a daughter, Maria Theresa, who used to be destined turn into one of many maximum figures within the background of the 18th century. The Hapsburg territories have been enormous, and a key unifying issue used to be the military itself, that embraced all nationalities and drew its group of workers from Hapsburg lands and past. This identify, the 1st in a chain of 3, takes an in depth examine the service provider, uniforms and kit of the cavalry of the Austrian military in the course of Maria Theresa's reign, overlaying cuirassiers, dragoons, hussars, and chevauxleger.

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18th-Century Highlanders (Men-at-Arms, Volume 261) by Stuart Reid

By Stuart Reid

The recent forty third Regiment shaped in 1739 not just wore bonnets, yet had brief jackets rather than coats, and belted plaids rather than breeches. as well as their firelocks and bayonets they have been armed with Scots broadswords, pistols and dirks. within the early days some of them will also have carried round shields or objectives. The British military used to be by no means to be an analogous back. Stuart Reid explores the background, garments and gear of the 18th-century Highland regiments, in a textual content complemented through a mess of pictures and illustrations, together with complete color plates.

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Louis XV's Army (4) Light Troops & Specialists (Men-At-Arms by René Chartrand, Eugene Leliepvre

By René Chartrand, Eugene Leliepvre

The emergence of sunshine troops on the time of Louis XV's reign (1715-1774) is an indication of the hunt for higher intelligence of the enemy and fast tactical strikes on battlefields. This fourth instalment of Ren? Chartrand's assessment of Louis XV's military finds a rare number of devices, such a lot now lengthy forgotten, who had a blinding collection of uniforms, apparatus and guns, as is printed through this fascinating textual content and its a variety of accompanying illustrations, which come with 8 complete web page color plates through Eug?ne Leli?pvre.

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The Spanish Civil War 1936-39 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 74) by Patrick Turnbull

By Patrick Turnbull

By way of the spring of 1936 an armed conflict used to be approaching among the forces of Spain's severe Left and severe correct. considered principally as a disagreement among democracy and fascism, the ensuing civil battle proved to be of huge foreign importance. Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy intervened to aid normal Franco, whereas the Soviet Union got here to assistance from the Republican forces. This e-book explains the historical past to the conflict and charts the process the approximately three-year lengthy clash via to basic Franco's victory. images and color plates illustrate the uniforms and kit of the Republican and Nationalist armies.

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Montgomery's Desert Army (Men-at-Arms, Volume 66) by John Wilkinson-Latham

By John Wilkinson-Latham

Initially Churchill's moment selection as a commander, Montgomery used to be to make the eighth military his personal. certainly, his first job because the new commander-elect used to be to revive the morale of the military. The barren region military quicly assumed the nature in their forthright and cocksure commander, and the troops with a bit of luck anticipated victory. This they completed on the conflict of El Alamein (1942) and the order of conflict for the British and Dominion forces is distinctive in complete. The problems of desolate tract war and the kind of gear and uniforms also are discussed.

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Armies of the Ottoman Turks, 1300-1774 (Men-at-Arms, Volume by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

The start of the Ottoman nation is shrouded in legend. regardless of the fact of its origins, the Ottomans shaped an Empire which nearly succeeded in bringing Christian Europe to its knees. over the past a long time of the thirteenth century, the formidable Osman Bey's tiny mountain kingdom took 8 frontier castles plus the Turkish city of Eskisehir. In 1299 Osman seized Yenisehir after operating up the Kara Su valley. With this as its first genuine capital, the Ottoman kingdom emerged into historical past poised above the fertile shorelines of the ocean of Marmara.

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Uniforms of the German Soldier: An Illustrated History from by Alejandro M. de Quesada

By Alejandro M. de Quesada

"Originally a quantity workout, "Uniforms of the German Soldier" has been recast as a unmarried huge structure ebook by means of Frontline and i've to claim it truly is as lavish because it is gorgeous. increase a suite of pictures like this takes greater than simply time and it's so amazing i'm little misplaced for phrases, for once."
---Mark Barnes for warfare background Online

This e-book lines the evolution of the German military uniform from 1870 to the current day, utilizing approximately 800 images to supply the reader an extraordinary research. each one picture is followed via a close caption, explaining fascinating points of the soldier's uniform, insignia and equipment.

It starts off with the German Empire at its peak, with the long-lasting spiked Pickelhaube and the colonial troops in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and strikes directly to the field-grey uniforms of the 1st global warfare. After 1918, the uniforms of the Reichswehr and the Freikorps are certain, after which these of the revived Wehrmacht as much as the top of the second one international warfare. The post-war years observed the institution of the Bundeswehr within the West and East Germany's Nationalen Volksarmee, dealing with one another around the border of a divided Germany, sooner than reunification in 1991.

No different country's military has gone through such adjustments some time past century-and-a-half, and this e-book presents a different visible list of these changes.

"This is what a top quality reference booklet may still appear and feel like. It’s a hefty little bit of equipment and that i do like that during a booklet; none of your flimsy nonsense for me. i would like books i will be able to positioned legs directly to make a desk and this one has certainly bought power. Ten out of ten."
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Wolfe's Army (Men-at-Arms, Volume 48) by Robin May

By Robin May

The British victory at Quebec in 1759 was once a landmark within the background of North the United States. during this 'year of miracles', in response to Horace Walpole, you may 'never have the funds for to overlook a unmarried replica of a newspaper for worry of lacking a British victory somewhere'. Of all of the pivotal figures within the Seven Years' struggle, a solid which incorporated George Washington, Sir William Johnson, Lord Howe and Montcalm, Major-General Wolfe is still etched so much deeply in Americans' thoughts for his heroic management at Quebec. more suitable by means of illustrations and images, this booklet makes a speciality of the British forces all through their disastrous and positive desert campaigns which finally ensured the beginning of the English-speaking usa of America.

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