French Foreign Legion 1831-71 (Men-at-Arms)

Concluding his bestselling sequence at the French international Legion, Martin Windrow explores the formation and improvement of the Legion in the course of its "first generation." Raised in 1831, the Legion's youth might see it struggle non-stop and savage campaigns in Algeria, relief the Spanish govt within the Carlist warfare, subscribe to the British within the Crimean crusade, and struggle along the Swiss within the bloody battles of Magenta and Solferino. With the ever-changing wrestle environments they discovered themselves in, the Legion needed to regularly adapt on the way to survive.

Taking benefit of the newest study, this lavishly illustrated examine explores the evolution of the uniforms and equipment of the French international Legion, from their early campaigns in Algeria via to their iconic conflict of Camerone in Mexico, and their function within the Franco-Prussian war.

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Cold Choices

By Larry Bond

Following the occasions Jerry Mitchell encountered in Dangerous Ground, the pilot-turned-submarine officer is now a division head, the navigator, aboard USS Seawolf. Now on a venture deep within the Barents Sea, north of Russia, Seawolf explores the ocean ground, a part of a worldly reconnaissance plan that might watch the Russian army because it trains for conflict. even supposing good outdoors Russia’s territorial waters, Seawolf is ambushed through Russia’s most modern submarine, Severodvinsk. even though it doesn’t hearth any guns, its competitive new captain, Alexi Petrov, harasses the intruder with dangerously quick, insanely shut passes via the yankee boat.
The subs collide, with the Russian boat crippled and trapped at the backside. simply Seawolf is familiar with the place she is, and the remainder of the Russian fleet is simply too indignant to hear. Mitchell and his shipmates need to preserve their very own broken boat afloat, determine how to make the Russians pay attention, and maintain the trapped Russian submariners alive till they are often stored - if that's even possible.

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Dragonflies: Shadow of Drones (Book 1 of the Dragonflies Series)

By Andy Straka

A Mind-Bending Technothriller sequence From Shamus-Award profitable writer Andy Straka (with Durrell Nelson)


Former military helicopter pilot Raina Sanchez, grounded after being shot down and desirous to be again within the air, plunges right into a courageous new global of stealth-killing micro-drones.

Raina joins Tye Palmer, the adorned ex-infantryman who rescued her from the flaming wreckage of her Kiowa chopper. As civilian inner most investigators, jointly they embark on a delicate, dicy attempt: utilizing state-of-the-art, micro air automobile drones in an try and disclose the son of media rich person Nathan Kurn as a campus rapist.

But her loyalties take a possible detour whilst she starts to appreciate a chilling fact. In an the US the place surveillance units as small as bugs are secretly piloted into areas such a lot could by no means think, private and non-private forces huge and small are maneuvering to regulate them with inevitable results.

With own allegiances or even love weighing within the stability, Raina quickly confronts a danger which could modify the process historical past.

“She studied the MAVs for a couple of moments. They have been appealing of their personal method, she thought…What occurs while the machines we construct develop into extra like us?”


"Dragonflies nails the candy spot the place technology fiction meets mystery. Straka’s dreamed up a helluva workforce for a helluva sequence. What a ride!"

– John Gilstrap, long island occasions bestselling writer

“Mysterious executive tasks, conspiracy, and a touch of a destiny romance…a skillfully crafted plotline, suspenseful build-up and a climatic cliffhanger.... you could warrantly I’ll be impatiently ready to learn the second one within the series.”

– NetGalley Devours

About the Author:

Publisher’s Weekly has featured writer Andy Straka as certainly one of a brand new crop of “rising stars in crime fiction.” His past novels contain A WITNESS ABOVE (Anthony, Agatha, and Shamus Award finalist), A KILLING SKY (Anthony Award Finalist), chilly QUARRY (Shamus Award Winner), THE evening FALCONER (called a “great learn” by way of Library Journal), list OF WRONGS (hailed by means of secret Scene as “a best thriller”), FLIGHTFALL, and THE BLUE HALLELUJAH.

Always desirous about flight, Andy is a certified falconer and co-founder of the preferred Crime Wave on the annual Virginia pageant of the booklet. a local of upstate manhattan and a graduate of Williams collage, he lives together with his kin in Virginia.

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Saladin and the Saracens (Men-at-Arms, Volume 171)

By David Nicolle

Salah al Din Yusif ibn Ayyub, recognized to his Muslim contemporaries as al Nasi, 'The Victorious', and to an admiring Europe as Saladin, is the main well-known unmarried determine within the historical past of the Crusades, being even greater recognized open air the English-speaking international than his Christian foe Richard the Lionheart. usually portrayed as a quiet, deeply spiritual or even humble guy, Saladin was once a standard manufactured from his day and his tradition. This name indicates how the societies and armed forces structures that he and his successors led from defeat to eventual triumph have been way more refined than is usually realised, and brings vividly to existence the heritage, enterprise, hands and armour of Saladin and the Saracens.

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Mughul India 1504-1761 (Men-at-Arms)

By David Nicolle

Babur, the founding father of the Mughul dynasty, used to be of Turco-Mongol foundation - he used to be descended from Timur-i-Lenk [Tamerlane] on his father's aspect and Genghiz Khan on his mother's. His first raid into India in 1516 was once by means of a number of others, and by the point of his dying in 1530 Babur's troops had reached Bengal at the a ways facet of the sub-continent. With 8 high-quality complete web page color plates via Angus McBride, and plenty of different illustrations, this article via David Nicolle examines the supplier, strategies and uniforms of Mughul armies from Babur's time onwards.

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Churchill Infantry Tank 1941-51 (New Vanguard)

By Bryan Perrett

The Churchill was once definitely probably the most profitable British tanks of the second one international struggle. even though it suffered from being underarmed, a disorder universal to such a lot British armoured autos of the interval, it was once however enjoyed through its crews: its cross-country skill was once unrivalled and it used to be much less vulnerable to 'brew-up' from an immediate hit than the Sherman. It was once additionally adaptable. transformed Churchills performed a very important half within the preliminary D-Day landings and within the next improve via France. Bryan Perrett strains the lifetime of this slow-moving yet powerful and revered tank from its preliminary inception via until its eventual obsolescence.

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The Thirty Days War

By John Harris

Kubaiyah, a RAF airstrip squeezed among a razor-like ridge and a harsh barren region simple, needs to be defended. yet with the Nazis poised to overcome the center East and Britain stripped of her allies, Kubaiyah may be misplaced. merely the eccentric and proficient flying officer, Anthony Boumphrey, can keep them. Armed with 40 planes, all of that are education machines and biplanes, Boumphrey leads an excellent squadron of guys opposed to the noxious swarms of Hitler’s Luftwaffe. Surrounded through sneering Messerschmitts and the hammer of eighteen-pounder weapons, Boumphrey and his ‘Belles’ conflict for his or her freedom and a spot in historical past.

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Cold War Jet Combat: Air-to-Air Jet Fighter Operations 1950 - 1972

Mentioned listed below are 9 of the earliest wars related to jet airplane. From the Korean warfare and past, it contains a wealth of gripping perception. a number of the jet-to-jet dogfights that spanned those jet-powered wars are enlivened to exciting impact, together with these engaged in throughout the Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971.

Operation ‘Musketeer’ (1956), fixed while RAF and French Air strength bombers and fighter-bombers attacked airfields and different goals in Egypt (after President Nasser had nationalized the Suez Canal), is additionally lined during this gripping narrative. The Falklands crusade is additionally lined, as is the Vietnam battle.

In one other bankruptcy, QRA operations round the British Isles are positioned lower than the microscope as RAF Phantoms, Lightnings, Tornadoes and hurricane Eurofighters on quickly response Alert are defined, patrolling foreign air house and holding a relentless vigil as Soviet ‘Bears’ endured to check NATO defenses.

All in all, it is a compelling, well-researched and hugely informative examine of a very dynamic period in aviation historical past.

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Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC (New Vanguard)

By Nic Fields

Formidable and complex, triremes have been the deadliest battleship of the traditional international, and on the top in their luck, the Athenians have been the dominant exponents in their devastating strength. essentially longships designed to struggle lower than oar energy, the trireme was once equipped for lightness and power; ship-timber used to be usually softwoods equivalent to poplar, pine and fir, whereas the oars and mast have been produced from fir. Their major weapon was once a bronze-plated ram located on the prow.

From the mixed Greek naval victory at Salamis (480 BC), throughout the Peloponnesian warfare, and up till the negative defeat via the Macedonians at Amorgos, the Athenian trireme used to be an item of dread to its enemies.

This booklet bargains a whole research and perception into the main powerful battleship of its time; the weapon wherein Athens completed, maintained, and finally misplaced its energy and prosperity.

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Norwich Blitz (Images of War)

By Martin W. Bowman

Norwich, in universal with so much English towns, suffered enemy air assault and through a interval of just about 3 and a part years bombs have been dropped in all the things of town. the 1st German raid happened on Tuesday eight July 1940; the final on 6 November 1943. the whole variety of indicators in the course of 1943 used to be ninety five with a complete period of fifty four hours. The Crash caution used to be sounded 50 occasions with a complete length of nineteen hours eight½ mins. there has been no huge devastated sector yet through the urban massive harm used to be brought on. All sections of lifestyles have been affected and factories, railway stations, retailers, faculties, hospitals and church buildings sustained harm and lots of constructions have been completely ruined. Of the city’s 35,569 homes in 1939, 2,082 have been destroyed solely, 2,651 have been heavily broken and 25,621 have been reasonably broken. In human toll 340 humans have been killed and 1,092 injured, over three-quarters of those casualties taking place in 1942 whilst the enemy performed what grew to become referred to as the Baedeker Raids upon Cathedral towns and historical and administrative capitals of the provinces.

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