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Chindit 1942-45
Moreman, Tim
ISBN: 9781846033735
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR136. The Chindits were a specially organised, equipped and trained body of men employing innovative fighting methods based on ideas originally developed by Major-General Orde Wingate. Raised to fight deep behind Japanese lines in the Burmese Jungle in World War II, their contribution to the Allied cause remains controversial to this day. Accompanied by full-colour illustrations this book describes the origins of this elite formation, detailing their recruitment, training and specialist fighting methods, and reveals the distinctive dress, equipment and weapons used, as well as the immense hardships suffered by the officers and men involved. Contents; Introduction; Chronology; Recruitment; Enlistment; Training; Appearance; Equipment; Conditions of Service; On Campaign; Belief and Belonging; Experience of Battle; After the Battle; Collecting; Museums; Re-enactment; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003922  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Japanese Naval Aviation Uniforms and Equipment 1937-45
Nila, Gary
ISBN: 1841764655
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI086. This long awaited title provides a fantastic reference resource on the uniforms, dress, flight gear and personal weaponry of the Imperial Japanese Navy airmen of World War II. It includes detailed descriptions of flight gear, including manufacture information, and interviews with IJN pilots such as Sakai, Komachi, Tanimizu, Kawato and Saito regarding the use of a variety of equipment are integrated into the text. Packed with great contemporary illustrations, photographs of original items, and colour pictures, this title provides a meticulously detailed examination of the dress and equipment of the Imperial Japanese Navy's aviators in World War II. Details Flight Helmets, Flight Goggles, Mufflers/Scarves, Flight Suits, Flight Boots, Floatvests, Gauntlets & Gloves, Parachute Harnesses, Flight clocks and watches, Flight insignia, Flight Calculators, Voicetalkers/Oxygen mask, Plotting boards, Personal weapons  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001707  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Small Arms Training Volume I, Pamphlet No. 15: Sub Machine Guns (Austen - Owen - Thompson) Australia 1943
no author
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 1943 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages. This is a faithfull reprint of the Australian Training Manual for the use and care of the Austen, Owen and Thompson sub machine guns originally printed in 1943. It contains chapters detailing the Loading and Unloading, Holding and Firing, Stripping and Cleaning procedures, plus detailed photos of the mechanism and components of all three weapons. This book will prove a great asset to any collecter, re-enactor or military enthusiast.  As New
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006849  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Small Arms Training Volume I, Pamphlet No. 15: Sub Machine Guns (Austen - Owen - Thompson) Australia 1943
no author
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 1943 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages. This is a faithfull reprint of the Australian Training Manual for the use and care of the Austen, Owen and Thompson sub machine guns originally printed in 1943. It contains chapters detailing the Loading and Unloading, Holding and Firing, Stripping and Cleaning procedures, plus detailed photos of the mechanism and components of all three weapons. This book will prove a great asset to any collecter, re-enactor or military enthusiast.  As New
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006847  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Small Arms Training Volume I, Pamphlet No. 15: Sub Machine Guns (Austen - Owen - Thompson) Australia 1943
no author
Landers Publishing Dural, NSW 1943 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages. This is a faithfull reprint of the Australian Training Manual for the use and care of the Austen, Owen and Thompson sub machine guns originally printed in 1943. It contains chapters detailing the Loading and Unloading, Holding and Firing, Stripping and Cleaning procedures, plus detailed photos of the mechanism and components of all three weapons. This book will prove a great asset to any collecter, re-enactor or military enthusiast.  As New
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006848  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Chinese Army 1937-49: World War II And Civil War
Jowett, Philip S.
ISBN: 1841769045
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2005 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA424. Although the Chinese contribution to Allied victory in World War II is often ignored, China fought the Japanese Empire for far longer than any other belligerent nation. By the time that the Sino-Japanese War became absorbed into the wider conflict at the end of 1941, Chinese armies had already suffered huge casualties and half the country had been lost. By fighting on with Allied support, China tied down a million Japanese troops. After Japan’s defeat in 1945, China was immediately plunged back into civil war between Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists and Mao Tse-tung’s Communists; and the latter’s victory in 1949 changed the world for the rest of the 20th century and beyond. Covers: Background, Chronology, The Chinese Army in 1937, The Sino-Japanese War 1937-45, The Chinese Army 1942-45, Uniforms 1937-45, Uniforms 1946-49  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007902  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Japanese Army 1931-45 (1): 1931-1942
Jowett, Philip S.
ISBN: 1841763535
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA362. During Japan's devastating Pacific offensive of 1941/42, the Allies paid a high price for their failure to take seriously an army which had already been fighting in Manchuria and China for ten years. That army was a unique blend of the ancient and the modern and its up-to-date equipment and resourceful tactics served an almost medieval code of unquestioning obedience and ruthless aggression. This first of two titles covers the organisation, equipment, uniforms and character of Japanese ground forces in the Chinese and early Pacific campaigns, illustrated with insignia charts, many rare photographs, and eight meticulous uniform plates. Covers: M1930 uniforms, Invasion of Manchuria 1931, Invasion of Jehol 1933, Chinese campaigns 1937-40, Cold weather clothing, Uniform modernisation c1937-41, The Nomanhan campaign 1939, Development of tropical uniforms, The 'lightning campaign' in the Pacific and South East Asia, 1941/42.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007698  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Japanese Army 1931-45 (2): 1942-1945
Jowett, Philip S.
ISBN: 1841763543
Osprey Publishing, Limited Botley, Oxford, United Kingdom 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA369. Within months of its greatest triumph in 1942, the Japanese Imperial Army began to face the difficulties which would eventually destroy it - overstretched supply lines, and inadequate industrial support. Yet as the Allies grew steadily stronger and more skilful, the Japanese Army and Naval Landing Forces dug in to defend their conquests with a determination which shocked all who fought them. In this second book the author describes the deployments, organisation, uniforms and equipment of the Army - including the dreaded Kempei-tai military police - the naval infantry, paratroopers, special raiding units, and foreign auxiliaries during the long and savage war in Burma and the Pacific. His text is illustrated with many rare photographs, three insignia charts, and eight highly detailed colour plates. Covers: Uniforms of Imperial Army occupation forces in Asia, 1942-45, Naval Landing Forces, Air Force Paratroops, Guadalcanal 1942-43, The China-Burma-India front 1944, Pacific island defence forces 1943-45, Defence forces in the Home Islands 1945.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007699  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The US Army in World War II (1): The Pacific
Chappell, Mike; Henry, Mark
ISBN: 9781855329959
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2000 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, MAA342. When World War II broke out in September 1939 the US Army - starved of resources since 1919 - numbered just 174,000 men. By VJ-Day, 2 September 1945, a total of 8.3 million had served in an army which had risen to a stable strength of 91 divisions. The Army's contribution to the war against Japan - 20 divisions and numerous smaller units - has tended to be overshadowed by the exploits of the much smaller Marine Corps. This first of three titles describes the organisation, uniforms and equipment of the US Army in the CBI and the Central and South-West Pacific from 1941 to 1945. Covers: Divisional organisation: CBI, Central and South-West Pacific, Summer Dress uniform, Tropical combat uniforms, Camouflage uniforms, Tropical equipment.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006532  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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The Us Navy in World War II
Henry, Mark R.
ISBN: 1841763012
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, ELI080. In 1941 the US Navy had 17 battleships - of which eight would be knocked out on the first day of the war - four aircraft carriers, and about 340,000 men including reservists. Pearl Harbor so weakened it that it was unable to prevent the Japanese capture of the Philippines and a vast sweep of Pacific islands. By 1945 it was the strongest navy the world had ever seen, with nearly 100 carriers, 41,000 aircraft and 3.3 million men; the unrivalled master of air-sea and amphibious operations, it was poised to invade Japan's home islands after reducing her fleet to scrap and her Pacific empire to impotence and starvation. This extraordinary story is illustrated here with dramatic photos, and nine meticulous colour plates showing a wide range of USN uniforms. Covers the following uniforms: blues, whites, dungarees, khakis, greys, flying greens; foul weather, flight deck crew, aircrew, Coast Guard, WAVES, frogmen, SeaBees, Hospital Corpsmen - Insignia: rank rating, service, cuff, medals - The Crew: recruitment, training, pay, food, life on board, duties, battle stations, medical, shore leave - Ship types - Weapons - Aircraft - Types of mission - Camapign summary  As New
Price: $26.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002474  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater 1943-45
Rottman, Gordon
ISBN: 9781780961293
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 64 pages, WAR165. The two major Army units that operated in the Pacific - the 11th Airborne Division and the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) launched small-scale operations on extremely difficult, if not, outright dangerous, terrain, while also conducting amphibious assaults, fighting on jungled hills, swamps and mud. The two units were very different, with the 503rd PRCT being reserved for special purpose missions and the 11th Airborne Division occupying a more traditional role. This title will deal with the background to these two units and their training, before detailing the specific equipment used in the theatre and, finally and most importantly, the combat experience at a personal level of the US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006700  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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