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African American Troops in World War II
Bielakowski, Alexander
ISBN: 9781846030727
Osprey Pub Co  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI158. Despite the contribution of black units to the American Expeditionary Force in World War I, and the commissioning of hundreds of black officers to lead them, the small interwar US Army continued to regard them as unsuited to both leadership roles and handling modern technology. Although African Americans had to strive against prejudice for every chance to show what they could achieve, in fact the wartime US Army conceded opportunities for leadership unparaleled in American civil society at that date. In World War II tens of thousands served in segregated units. While the majority were denied the opportunity of combat, a minority of all-black, black-officered units proved their worth in all theaters and a number of roles: black officer fighter pilots (the "Tuskegee Airmen") blazed the trail, followed by several tank and tank-destroyer battalions and a few field artillery units; and more than 20,000 black infantrymen served under both white and black officers. The Army also created the first fully integrated units, whose success prompted President Truman to order the complete integration of the military in 1948. The US Navy and Marines were slower to allow blacks to serve in combat roles and to commission black officers, but by 1945 two complete ships' companies were composed of African-Americans (though with white officers).   As New
Price: $20.99 (AUD)
Book Number: 005142  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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American Bomber Crewman 1941-45
Fremont-Barnes, Gregory
ISBN: 9781846031250
Osprey Pub Co  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR119. Gregory Fremont-Barnes examines the lives of the American Bomber Crewmen of the Eighth Air Force, "The Mighty Eighth", who crewed, maintained and repaired the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses and the B-24 Liberators that flew from the airfields of Norfolk and Suffolk and other counties of England. He highlights the physical and psychological strain placed on these brave men. Long bombing missions called for brute strength to control the aircraft and extraordinary endurance to fly for hours at 20,000 feet at temperatures below freezing in unheated, unpressurized cabins. Then there were Luftwaffe fighters and anti-aircraft fire to contend with and it required incredible skill and some luck to return from a mission unscathed. This book is a fitting tribute to these often uncelebrated heroes who took the war deep into the Third Reich, as well as a fascinating historical account of the experiences they went through.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005146  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Barbarossa
Kirchubel, Robert
ISBN: 962361151X
Concord Publications  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6522, 52 Pages, 137 photos, 4 Color Plates. The largest invasion the world has ever seen kicked off on 22 June 1941, as Hitler's massed forces swarmed across the border into the Soviet Union. Operation Barbarossa, as the campaign was named, was supposed to last just ten weeks. In fact, Germany enjoyed five months of victory before they were eventually denied and turned away at the very gates of Moscow. Thus, the long and slow road to defeat began. This new book by Robert Kirchubel outlines Germany's ambitious hopes for Operation Barbarossa via a careful selection of photos. In typical style for this series of Concord books, the work begins with some concise background text. Here the author explains what led up to the invasion of Russia, as well as providing salient points about the campaign right up to Operation Typhoon, the final assault on Moscow. The core of "Barbarossa" is the set of superb black and white photographs that document this spectacular, but ultimately futile, campaign. Soldiers are seen in all sorts of contexts in the vast steppes of Russia through contemporary camera lenses. There is a wide variety of vehicle types and weapons on show, which will please readers. Vehicles such as trucks, horse-drawn carriages and halftracks are all in evidence, as are numerous captured or destroyed Russian tanks and military vehicles. Photo captions are brief but provide relevant data and information about this long and arduous campaign. The artist Ramiro Bujeiro has also provided four color plates depicting realistic-looking impressions of German soldiers and officers. These are accompanied by detailed descriptions giving pertinent facts about uniforms and personal equipment. This is an interesting volume packed with unique photos from this important campaign. As the writer states in his concluding paragraph, "When the war in Russia transformed from one of maneuver to one of attrition, it became a war Germany could no longer win." Readers wishing to see how Operation Barbarossa played out, and how German soldiers participated in it, will find this book a valuable ally.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003777  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle in the East: The German Army in Russia
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9623611498
Concord Publications  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6519, 52 Pages, 138 photos, 4 Color Plates. There have been many books written about German forces fighting on the Eastern Front. This is hardly surprising considering the enormity of the campaign and the seemingly inexhaustible amount of data and photographs available. Concord is pleased to release one more title, authored by Gordon Rottman, focusing on this crucial campaign in the East. This volume is all about the infantry at the core of Germany's military exploits in the enormous expanse of Russia. The opening text delves into the complexities of the standard German infantry division. Though usually short on motorized transport, these self-contained combined-arms units fought extremely effectively, penetrating almost to the gates of Moscow. The introduction includes a detailed table of organization listing all major and minor subunits (usefully provided in both English and German). It then proceeds with an annotated description of key divisional components, which is very helpful in understanding how a division is equipped. As is par for this series of books, the collection of black and white photos forms the centerpiece. These photos show infantrymen from the early days of the conflict through to much later periods. Members of many branches are on display, for example, artillery, assault pioneers, military police, antitank, reconnaissance and infantry. The photos reveal a host of interesting details and show weapon systems found in the infanterie division. This book also features a set of four color plates expertly illustrated by Stephen Andrew. These depict infantrymen and panzer grenadiers in a wide range of uniforms fighting in various seasons and regions. Photo and color plate captions are well detailed and thorough, providing a wealth of information. This is a very helpful book for those wishing to learn more about those soldiers at the "coal face" of Germany's extraordinarily grueling campaign in the East.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007467  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle in the East: The German Army in Russia
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9623611498
Concord Publications  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6519, 52 Pages, 138 photos, 4 Color Plates. There have been many books written about German forces fighting on the Eastern Front. This is hardly surprising considering the enormity of the campaign and the seemingly inexhaustible amount of data and photographs available. Concord is pleased to release one more title, authored by Gordon Rottman, focusing on this crucial campaign in the East. This volume is all about the infantry at the core of Germany's military exploits in the enormous expanse of Russia. The opening text delves into the complexities of the standard German infantry division. Though usually short on motorized transport, these self-contained combined-arms units fought extremely effectively, penetrating almost to the gates of Moscow. The introduction includes a detailed table of organization listing all major and minor subunits (usefully provided in both English and German). It then proceeds with an annotated description of key divisional components, which is very helpful in understanding how a division is equipped. As is par for this series of books, the collection of black and white photos forms the centerpiece. These photos show infantrymen from the early days of the conflict through to much later periods. Members of many branches are on display, for example, artillery, assault pioneers, military police, antitank, reconnaissance and infantry. The photos reveal a host of interesting details and show weapon systems found in the infanterie division. This book also features a set of four color plates expertly illustrated by Stephen Andrew. These depict infantrymen and panzer grenadiers in a wide range of uniforms fighting in various seasons and regions. Photo and color plate captions are well detailed and thorough, providing a wealth of information. This is a very helpful book for those wishing to learn more about those soldiers at the "coal face" of Germany's extraordinarily grueling campaign in the East.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007968  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle in the East: The German Army in Russia
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9623611498
Concord Publications  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6519, 52 Pages, 138 photos, 4 Color Plates. There have been many books written about German forces fighting on the Eastern Front. This is hardly surprising considering the enormity of the campaign and the seemingly inexhaustible amount of data and photographs available. Concord is pleased to release one more title, authored by Gordon Rottman, focusing on this crucial campaign in the East. This volume is all about the infantry at the core of Germany's military exploits in the enormous expanse of Russia. The opening text delves into the complexities of the standard German infantry division. Though usually short on motorized transport, these self-contained combined-arms units fought extremely effectively, penetrating almost to the gates of Moscow. The introduction includes a detailed table of organization listing all major and minor subunits (usefully provided in both English and German). It then proceeds with an annotated description of key divisional components, which is very helpful in understanding how a division is equipped. As is par for this series of books, the collection of black and white photos forms the centerpiece. These photos show infantrymen from the early days of the conflict through to much later periods. Members of many branches are on display, for example, artillery, assault pioneers, military police, antitank, reconnaissance and infantry. The photos reveal a host of interesting details and show weapon systems found in the infanterie division. This book also features a set of four color plates expertly illustrated by Stephen Andrew. These depict infantrymen and panzer grenadiers in a wide range of uniforms fighting in various seasons and regions. Photo and color plate captions are well detailed and thorough, providing a wealth of information. This is a very helpful book for those wishing to learn more about those soldiers at the "coal face" of Germany's extraordinarily grueling campaign in the East.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007969  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle in the East: The German Army in Russia
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9623611498
Concord Publications  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6519, 52 Pages, 138 photos, 4 Color Plates. There have been many books written about German forces fighting on the Eastern Front. This is hardly surprising considering the enormity of the campaign and the seemingly inexhaustible amount of data and photographs available. Concord is pleased to release one more title, authored by Gordon Rottman, focusing on this crucial campaign in the East. This volume is all about the infantry at the core of Germany's military exploits in the enormous expanse of Russia. The opening text delves into the complexities of the standard German infantry division. Though usually short on motorized transport, these self-contained combined-arms units fought extremely effectively, penetrating almost to the gates of Moscow. The introduction includes a detailed table of organization listing all major and minor subunits (usefully provided in both English and German). It then proceeds with an annotated description of key divisional components, which is very helpful in understanding how a division is equipped. As is par for this series of books, the collection of black and white photos forms the centerpiece. These photos show infantrymen from the early days of the conflict through to much later periods. Members of many branches are on display, for example, artillery, assault pioneers, military police, antitank, reconnaissance and infantry. The photos reveal a host of interesting details and show weapon systems found in the infanterie division. This book also features a set of four color plates expertly illustrated by Stephen Andrew. These depict infantrymen and panzer grenadiers in a wide range of uniforms fighting in various seasons and regions. Photo and color plate captions are well detailed and thorough, providing a wealth of information. This is a very helpful book for those wishing to learn more about those soldiers at the "coal face" of Germany's extraordinarily grueling campaign in the East.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007970  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle in the East: The German Army in Russia
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9623611498
Concord Publications  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6519, 52 Pages, 138 photos, 4 Color Plates. There have been many books written about German forces fighting on the Eastern Front. This is hardly surprising considering the enormity of the campaign and the seemingly inexhaustible amount of data and photographs available. Concord is pleased to release one more title, authored by Gordon Rottman, focusing on this crucial campaign in the East. This volume is all about the infantry at the core of Germany's military exploits in the enormous expanse of Russia. The opening text delves into the complexities of the standard German infantry division. Though usually short on motorized transport, these self-contained combined-arms units fought extremely effectively, penetrating almost to the gates of Moscow. The introduction includes a detailed table of organization listing all major and minor subunits (usefully provided in both English and German). It then proceeds with an annotated description of key divisional components, which is very helpful in understanding how a division is equipped. As is par for this series of books, the collection of black and white photos forms the centerpiece. These photos show infantrymen from the early days of the conflict through to much later periods. Members of many branches are on display, for example, artillery, assault pioneers, military police, antitank, reconnaissance and infantry. The photos reveal a host of interesting details and show weapon systems found in the infanterie division. This book also features a set of four color plates expertly illustrated by Stephen Andrew. These depict infantrymen and panzer grenadiers in a wide range of uniforms fighting in various seasons and regions. Photo and color plate captions are well detailed and thorough, providing a wealth of information. This is a very helpful book for those wishing to learn more about those soldiers at the "coal face" of Germany's extraordinarily grueling campaign in the East.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007468  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle of Stalingrad: Russia's Great Patriotic War
Baxter, Ian
ISBN: 9623610823
Concord Publications  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6511, 52 pages, 139 photos, 4 color plates. The terrain immediately surrounding the city of Stalingrad covering some 60,000 square miles became the focal point for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, involving some one million or more men, 2,000 tanks, 25,000 artillery pieces, and 2,300 aircraft. The German advance on Stalingrad began on 17 July 1942, with von Paulus' 6.Armee taking the city in October and eventually encircled by the superior Soviet forces. The Germans lost some 205,000 men in the Stalingrad pocket. Some 91,000 remaining troops were captured when Paulus finally surrendered on 1 February 1943. According to some unofficial figures, the Soviet losses were more than 350,000 men lost, killed and wounded. This book consists of photos depicting Russian soldiers fighting in and around Stalingrad. A wealth of information is focused on Soviet uniform, weapons and equipment used during this period of time. Ronald Volstad, the world renowned artist for WWII figures, brings us 4 superb color plates featuring the Soviet soldiers in 1942-1943. A good source of reference for collectors and modelers interested in the Soviet Army.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007470  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle of Stalingrad: Russia's Great Patriotic War
Baxter, Ian
ISBN: 9623610823
Concord Publications  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6511, 52 pages, 139 photos, 4 color plates. The terrain immediately surrounding the city of Stalingrad covering some 60,000 square miles became the focal point for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, involving some one million or more men, 2,000 tanks, 25,000 artillery pieces, and 2,300 aircraft. The German advance on Stalingrad began on 17 July 1942, with von Paulus' 6.Armee taking the city in October and eventually encircled by the superior Soviet forces. The Germans lost some 205,000 men in the Stalingrad pocket. Some 91,000 remaining troops were captured when Paulus finally surrendered on 1 February 1943. According to some unofficial figures, the Soviet losses were more than 350,000 men lost, killed and wounded. This book consists of photos depicting Russian soldiers fighting in and around Stalingrad. A wealth of information is focused on Soviet uniform, weapons and equipment used during this period of time. Ronald Volstad, the world renowned artist for WWII figures, brings us 4 superb color plates featuring the Soviet soldiers in 1942-1943. A good source of reference for collectors and modelers interested in the Soviet Army.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007960  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle of Stalingrad: Russia's Great Patriotic War
Baxter, Ian
ISBN: 9623610823
Concord Publications  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6511, 52 pages, 139 photos, 4 color plates. The terrain immediately surrounding the city of Stalingrad covering some 60,000 square miles became the focal point for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, involving some one million or more men, 2,000 tanks, 25,000 artillery pieces, and 2,300 aircraft. The German advance on Stalingrad began on 17 July 1942, with von Paulus' 6.Armee taking the city in October and eventually encircled by the superior Soviet forces. The Germans lost some 205,000 men in the Stalingrad pocket. Some 91,000 remaining troops were captured when Paulus finally surrendered on 1 February 1943. According to some unofficial figures, the Soviet losses were more than 350,000 men lost, killed and wounded. This book consists of photos depicting Russian soldiers fighting in and around Stalingrad. A wealth of information is focused on Soviet uniform, weapons and equipment used during this period of time. Ronald Volstad, the world renowned artist for WWII figures, brings us 4 superb color plates featuring the Soviet soldiers in 1942-1943. A good source of reference for collectors and modelers interested in the Soviet Army.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007962  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle of Stalingrad: Russia's Great Patriotic War
Baxter, Ian
ISBN: 9623610823
Concord Publications  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6511, 52 pages, 139 photos, 4 color plates. The terrain immediately surrounding the city of Stalingrad covering some 60,000 square miles became the focal point for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, involving some one million or more men, 2,000 tanks, 25,000 artillery pieces, and 2,300 aircraft. The German advance on Stalingrad began on 17 July 1942, with von Paulus' 6.Armee taking the city in October and eventually encircled by the superior Soviet forces. The Germans lost some 205,000 men in the Stalingrad pocket. Some 91,000 remaining troops were captured when Paulus finally surrendered on 1 February 1943. According to some unofficial figures, the Soviet losses were more than 350,000 men lost, killed and wounded. This book consists of photos depicting Russian soldiers fighting in and around Stalingrad. A wealth of information is focused on Soviet uniform, weapons and equipment used during this period of time. Ronald Volstad, the world renowned artist for WWII figures, brings us 4 superb color plates featuring the Soviet soldiers in 1942-1943. A good source of reference for collectors and modelers interested in the Soviet Army.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007961  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Battle of Stalingrad: Russia's Great Patriotic War
Baxter, Ian
ISBN: 9623610823
Concord Publications  2003 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6511, 52 pages, 139 photos, 4 color plates. The terrain immediately surrounding the city of Stalingrad covering some 60,000 square miles became the focal point for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, involving some one million or more men, 2,000 tanks, 25,000 artillery pieces, and 2,300 aircraft. The German advance on Stalingrad began on 17 July 1942, with von Paulus' 6.Armee taking the city in October and eventually encircled by the superior Soviet forces. The Germans lost some 205,000 men in the Stalingrad pocket. Some 91,000 remaining troops were captured when Paulus finally surrendered on 1 February 1943. According to some unofficial figures, the Soviet losses were more than 350,000 men lost, killed and wounded. This book consists of photos depicting Russian soldiers fighting in and around Stalingrad. A wealth of information is focused on Soviet uniform, weapons and equipment used during this period of time. Ronald Volstad, the world renowned artist for WWII figures, brings us 4 superb color plates featuring the Soviet soldiers in 1942-1943. A good source of reference for collectors and modelers interested in the Soviet Army.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007469  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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British Army Cap Badges of the Second World War
Doyle, Peter
ISBN: 9780747810919
Shire Books  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 120 pages. For the British army, the cap badge is the most easily identifiable of insignia. It represents a distillation of the pride of the regiment, its various battle honours and symbols born proudly on the metallic emblem that was worn on all head-dress, even in the age of mechanised warfare. Identification of the cap badge on faded photographs is a first, important step in unravelling the military service of an individual; and for the soldiers of the Second World War, clad in dowdy and undistinguished battledress, its significance is enhanced still further. Cap badges have been collected avidly since they were first thought of in the nineteenth century. Cap badge collecting is as popular now as it has ever been; yet with a growing number of fakes and forgeries, there is a need for a book that illustrates clearly the main types, and allows the collector and family historian alike to understand their meaning. This book will illustrate, for the first time in high quality full colour, images of the main types of badges used by the British Army in the Second World War. With many amalgamations, war-raised units and special-forces, the insignia of the British soldier has a surprising range that differs materially from that worn by the soldier of the generation before. As with 'British Army Cap Badges of the First World War', this volume will contain contemporary illustrations of the soldiers themselves wearing the badges, a feature that has been widely applauded. Employing the skills of an established writer (and collector) and artist, it will provide a unique reference guide for all people interested in the British Army of the period.   As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005839  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Browning .50-caliber Machine Gun
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9781849083300
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, WPN04. In this volume, Gordon Rottman examines this history of the longest serving weapon in the U.S. military’s small arms inventory. Thoroughly researched and illustrated with rare photographs and original artwork by Johnny Shumate, the book takes readers from the origins of the 'fifty' on the battlefields of WWI to its use in the war on terror today. Rottman provides lists of the companies that manufactured the Browning and analyzes the variants that have arisen over the years since it first entered service in 1933. He also provides descriptions and photos of how it was used on aircraft, ships, riverboats, tanks, Humvees, and by ground forces. A cutaway illustration from Alan Gilliland details the parts of the weapon and a final chapter dispels myths told about it.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007015  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger
Thompson, Leroy
ISBN: 9781849084314
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WPN07. The Fairbairn-Sykes Commando dagger has become iconic as the most widely recognized fighting knife in the world. The origins of the dagger can be traced to Shanghai in the 1930s where W. E. Fairbairn and US Marine officers including Sam Yeaton carried out experiments in developing what they considered the perfect knife for close combat. When Fairbairn and Sykes became instructors for the Commandos, they refined the design which would evolve into the classic Fairbairn-Sykes dagger. The dagger was first used during early Commando raids into occupied Europe but saw action in every theatre of World War II. US Rangers and Marines who had trained with the Commandos took their Fairbairn-Sykes daggers home which also influenced the development of American Special Forces daggers. The Fairbairn-Sykes remained in use with many units after the war, and has become a symbol of commando and special forces units throughout the world.   As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007570  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Flags of the Third Reich
Davis, Brian Leigh
ISBN: 1841761710
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2000 
 Soft Cover New book, 144 pages. Perhaps no other symbols create such striking images of the Second World War as the flags and emblems of Hitler's Germany. On 16 March 1936 the Fuhrer's decree gave new colours to the Wehrmacht. Later the Waffen-SS were equipped with flags and insignia even more redolent of Nazi ideology. Many non-German volunteer contingents were raised to serve alongside the German forces: primarily fighting on the Eastern Front, these units were also equipped with flags and insignia inspired by Nazi imagery, but also reflecting their own national identities. This title provides an unrivalled reference to the flags of the Third Reich, including the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS and Party and Police Units.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002090  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Flamethrowers of the German Army: 1914-1945
Koch, Fred
ISBN: 0764302647
Schiffer Pub Ltd Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1997 
 Soft Cover New Book, 49 pages. Detailed look at German Flamethrower of WW1 and WW2, both hand held and vehicle mounted. Includes 104 photos and illustrations, plus specifications.  As New
Price: $18.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001390  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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French Resistance Fighter: France's Secret Army
Crowdy, Terry
ISBN: 9781846030765
Osprey Pub Co Oxford, United Kingdom 2007 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages. WAR117. Working as an underground force, the French Resistance was initially formed spontaneously from scattered groups of the displaced and discontent. As the war progressed the Resistance developed into a secret army, terrorizing the occupying forces and would-be collaborators alike although they were unprotected by the Geneva Convention and faced torture and execution if captured. Striking photographs, coupled with first-hand accounts of capture and its terrible consequences, create an engaging and human history of the French Resistance fighter. Terry Crowdy details the military achievements, tactics, backgrounds and motivations of the patriots whose assistance helped ensure the success of the D-Day landings and French liberation. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, Motivations for Resistance, An Army in the Shadows, Living Clandestinely, Life in the Maquis, Supply Drops, Training, Resistance Tactics, A Final Reckoning, Bibliography and Further Reading, Colour Plate Commentary, Index.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005788  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Gebirgsjager: German Mountain Infantry
Rottmann, Gordon
ISBN: 9623611374
Concord Publications  2007 
 Soft Cover New book, CN6518, 52 Pages, 148 photos, 4 Color Plates. Long before the edelweiss was made famous in "The Sound of Music", this mountain flower was the symbol of Germany's Gebirgstruppen (Mountain Troops)! Especially trained and equipped to operate in alpine regions, these were elite troops of the German army. Incidentally, the common ascription of "Gebirgsjager" actually only refers to "mountain infantrymen". In fact, units were composed of the whole plethora of military occupations such as infantry, artillery, antitank, signals and engineer, for these divisions were self-contained. Gebirgstruppen really had their origin in WWI when fighting against Italian troops in the Alps, and interestingly they still exist today in the Bundeswehr. This latest volume from Gordon Rottman examines the whole range of Gebirgstruppen in a series of fascinating photos. The book is replete with black and white photos showing these German mountain soldiers in all kinds of environments - sometimes in their natural element on snowy peaks, and at other times at lower altitudes. The photos include details of uniforms, weapons and vehicles used by Gebirgsjager. They also give a representative look at the different geographical regions that these mountain troops operated in. Additionally, each photograph is accompanied by a detailed caption that offers insight into how these soldiers operated and were organized. The usual section of four color plates is the centerpiece of the book, and these high-quality illustrations by Stephen Andrew portray typical details of uniforms and personal equipment. A number of Gebirgs-Divisions were created as WWII progressed, and all of the divisions are summarized in the introductory text. The same commentary gives a useful explanation of how these divisions were organized. Following in the successful vein of preceding titles in this Concord series, this book is another very helpful work for modelers and military enthusiasts to have on their bookshelves. In "Gebirgsjager - German Mountain Infantry", these soldiers that proudly wore the edelweiss receive the attention they are due.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003780  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Automatic Rifles 1941-45: Gew 41, Gew 43, FG 42 and StG 44
McNab, Chris
ISBN: 9781780963853
Osprey Pub Co  2013 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, WPN24. This book explores the origins, development, combat use and lasting influence of Nazi Germany's automatic rifles, focusing on the Gew 41(W), Gew 43/Kar 43, FG 42 and MP 43/StG 44. The Blitzkrieg campaigns of 1939-40 convinced many observers that most infantry combat took place at closer ranges than the 750-1,000m. From 1941 Germany’s arms designers took note and produced a new series of infantry firearms. This study not only provides a detailed technical description of each weapon, but also explores how the firearms performed on the battlefields of World War II. The combat takes us from the FG 42 in the hands of Fallschirmjager at Monte Cassino through to StG 44s being used by Waffen-SS soldiers on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. Postwar service is also studied, such as the Gew 43's adoption by the Czech Army and the StG 44's use by the Viet Cong in the Vietnam War. Setting each firearm in its tactical and historical context, and employing striking photographs and full-colour artwork, firearms expert Chris McNab sets out the absorbing story of this distinctive and influential series of weapons.   As New
Price: $28.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007092  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Infantryman (1) 1933-40
Westwood, David
ISBN: 1841764620
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR059. The common German infantryman played a crucial role in the events that led to the outbreak of war, and the burden of duty lay on his shoulders during the opening moves of the conflict, in the invasion of Poland, the conquest of Norway and Denmark, the Low Countries and France. The Wehrmacht was unstoppable in this period, as it defeated almost every country that took the field against it. This volume examines the recruitment, training, weapons and equipment of the German infantryman in the eventful years building up to and including Blitzkrieg. Weaponry, team roles, tactics, training and personal equipment are all covered.   As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007535  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Infantryman (2) Eastern Front 1941-1943
Westwood, David
ISBN: 1841766119
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR076. In this second volume examining the German infantryman before and during World War 2, post-1941 training, weapons, equipment, combat experiences and medical care are examined. The 'faceless' German soldier who struggled through bitter fighting up to and including Stalingrad retains his identity both as a human being and as a vital part of the Wehrmacht's order of battle. Containing a full array of previously unpublished photographs taken by German soldiers during the invasion of Russia this book shows in superb detail daily life and duties, the soldiers themselves, and combat action.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007536  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Infantryman (3) Eastern Front 1943-1945
Westwood, David
ISBN: 1841767808
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR093. This third volume of a successful mini-series examines the German Infantryman in the latter part of World War II. Despite being constantly in retreat, often short of equipment, sometimes hungry, cold and wet, and the overwhelming numbers of Soviet troops and armour facing him, the German Infantryman’s resistance was always fierce, and although constantly moving back towards Germany, his defensive withdrawals cost the Russians dearly. During this period defensive tactics involved close artillery and tank cooperation, even at small unit level. Containing previously unpublished photographs and poignant first hand accounts, this book explores in superb detail daily life, duties and combat action.   As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007537  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Pionier 1939-45: Combat Engineer of the Wehrmacht
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9781846035784
Osprey Pub Co  2010 
 Soft Cover New book, WAR146, 64 pages. The German Army of World War II collectively referred to its various engineer units as Pioniere (Pioneers). This organization included Pioniertruppen (Pioneer Troops), Bautruppen (Construction Troops), Eisenbahntruppen (Railway Troops), and Technische Truppen (Technical Troops). They were first and foremost assault troops, and construction workers second. They were tasked with overcoming manmade and natural obstacles, and in the attack they supported the infantry as specialist assault troops, attacking fortified positions with demolitions and flamethrowers. In the defence they constructed fortifications and shelters, erected obstacles, laid minefields, planted booby traps, cleared fields of fire, erected camouflage, and maintained supply routes. This book examines the recruitment and special training of a German Pionier. It also covers life in the field while on campaign, their role in supporting infantry assaults. Contents: Introduction, Recruitment, Training, Rank, Daily Life, Appearance, Belief & Belonging, On Campaign, Life in the Field, Experience in Battle, the Aftermath of Battle, Glossary, Bibliography, Index.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004454  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Special Forces of World War II
Williamson, Gordon
ISBN: 9781846039201
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 62 pages, ELI177. A fascinating and long overdue study of the troops that made up Germany’s elite special forces of World War II. Such forces included the legenday Skorzeny Commandos who carried out audacious tasks such as the glider-borne rescue of Mussolini, and the kidnapping of the son of the Hungarian regent, Admiral Horthy. This book also includes details of lesser-known units such as the Brandenburgers, who operated behind enemy lines in captured uniforms, and the Kleinkampfverbände who were the forerunners of modern-day naval combat troops like the US Navy SEALs. Complete with uniform and kit detail together with action accounts of many of these daring operations, this book is a must-have for any special forces enthusiast.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004587  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Uniforms of the Twentieth Century - Volume 1: Uniforms of the Panzer Troops 1917 to the Present
Hormann, Jorg M.
ISBN: 0887402143
Schiffer Pub Ltd Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1991 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 126 pages. This is a highly detailed look at the Uniforms of the German Panzer Troops from its beginnings in 1917 to the present day. Containing over 200 photographs, many in colour, showing every component of the uniform including emblems, badges, rank distinctions, sabers and daggers, tunic, jacket, and headwear.  As New
Price: $45.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001393  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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German Uniforms of the Twentieth Century - Volume 2: Uniforms of the Infantry - 1919 to the Present
Hormann, Jorg M.
ISBN: 0887402151
Schiffer Pub Ltd Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1989 
 Pictorial Cover New book, 128 pages. This is a highly detailed look at the Uniforms of the German Infantry from 1919 to the present day. Containing over 200 photographs, many in colour, showing every component of the uniform including emblems, badges, rank distinctions, flags, tunic, jacket, and headwear.  As New
Price: $45.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001394  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Grenade: British and Commonwealth Hand and Rifle Grenades
Landers, Rick
ISBN: 1876713054
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW, Australia 2002 
 Hard Cover New book, 294 pages. This reference examines all grenades in British Service between 1900 and 1970. Development information and full technical details are given together with photographs and sectional drawings of all marks and variations of the numerous grenades introduced. Chapters on grenade launching cartridges, fuzes and striker mechanisms, training and tactics, carrying equipment, catapults, projectors and dischargers provide a complete coverage of this much maligned and often misused weapon. Special attention has been given to grenade markings to allow army EOD and police bomb personnel to identify items found in the course of their duties. Covers over 100 types of grenades, plus use by Australian and Canadian forces, in truly comprehensive detail.   As New/As New
Price: $83.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007887  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Guns of the Third Reich
Walter, John
ISBN: 1853675989
Greenhill Press  2004 
 Hard Cover New book, 256 pages. The armed forces of the Third Reich were formidable foes for the Allies, their remarkable victories and effectiveness often being due to advances in weaponry and equipment. In this book, world renowned firearms expert John Walker examines the full range of small arms used during the Third Reich, from double action personal defence pistols such as the Walther PP and PPK, the Mauser HSc and Sauer M38, to sophisticated machine guns such as the MG.34 and MG.42. In this masterful study, John Walter also considers the value of the broad range of weapons that were captured and then used by the Wehrmacht and the police. Appendices provide information about the most common manufacturers codes, a glossary of the most commonly encountered German terms and extensive coverage of small arms ammunition.  As New/Very Good
Price: $59.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002602  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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