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Wellington's Dutch Allies 1815

by Ronald Pawly & Patrice Courcelle

The forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington at Quatre-Bras and Waterloo included two infantry divisions and three cavalry brigades of the newly unified ('Dutch-Belgian') army of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,...


Napoleon's Guards of Honour: 1813-14

by Ronald Pawly & Patrice Courcelle

One of the least understood of Napoleon's corps were the four regiments of Gardes d'honneur, raised in 1813 during the frantic rebuilding of the French cavalry after the huge losses in Russia. Recruited from...


Napoleon's Red Lancers

by Ronald Pawly & Patrice Courcelle

The legendary Dutch 'Red' Lancers – the 2nd Light Horse Lancers of Napoleon's Imperial Guard – were formed in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), after the emperor annexed Holland and its army...


The German Army in World War I (2): 1915-17

by Nigel Thomas & Ramiro Bujeiro

The years 1915–17 of World War I saw the Imperial German Army forced to adapt to the new realities of static trench warfare. Prewar uniforms and equipment had to be modified, for both utility and economy;...


The German Army in World War I (1): 1914-15

by Nigel Thomas & Gerry Embleton

In August 1914 the mobilization of Imperial Germany's 800,000-strong army ushered in the first great war of the modern age - a war which still stands as the greatest slaughter of soldiers in history. That German...


Napoleon's Polish Troops

by Otto Pivka & Michael Roffe

In 1795 the kingdom of Poland fell prey to her stronger neighbors, Russia, Prussia and Austria. Following the death of the king of Poland in 1798, his kingdom was divided among these three neighboring powers....


Modelling the Sturmgeschutz III

by Gary Edmundson

The concept of the Sturmgeschutz III started well before the war when the German army announced the need for a self-propelled 75mm gun to be used for infantry support. By 1938, several '0-Serie' prototype vehicles...


Modelling the Jagdpanzer 38(t) 'Hetzer'

by Gary Edmundson

In the second half of World War II the German Army faced numerically superior armoured forces on the Eastern and Western Fronts. In order to counter this threat, tank destroyer production was increased. One...


African American Troops in World War II

by Alexander Bielakowski & Raffaele Ruggeri

Osprey's study of the African Americans' involvement in World War II (1939-1945). Despite the contribution of black units to the American Expeditionary Force in World War I (1914-1918), and the commissioning...


The Bruneval Raid - Operation Biting 1942

by Ken Ford & Howard Gerrard

In the darkest days of World War II, the British planned a daring airborne operation to capture the secret of the new German radar. Lead by Major John Frost, a company of paratroopers dropped into Bruneval on...


The British Fleet Air Arm in World War II

by Mark Barber & Stephen Walsh

This is a concise history of the Royal Navy's air arm during World War II (1939-1945), from the Arctic convoys, to the battle for Malta, to the last raids on Japan. The contribution of British Naval aviation...


Royal Naval Air Service Pilot 1914-18

by Mark Barber & Adam Hook

Osprey's survey of the Royal Naval Air Service pilot during World War I (1914-1918). In 1914 the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps was subsumed into the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). With the bulk of the...


Flags of the Third Reich (3): Party & Police Units

by Brian Davis & Malcolm Mcgregor

In his book Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler claims that he made the decision to use the swastika as the emblem for his fledgling movement. He was responsible for the shape the swastika finally took, and for the choice...


Flags of the Third Reich (2): Waffen-SS

by Brian Davis & Malcolm Mcgregor

An essential part of German propaganda was the raising of non-German volunteer contingents, variously named as 'Legions' and 'Free Corps'. These units were from their outset mere token forces, comparatively...


Flags of the Third Reich (1): Wehrmacht

by Brian Davis & Malcolm Mcgregor

The decision to reintroduce unit Colours for the armed forces of the new Wehrmacht involved many problems. No unit flags and standards had been produced since before 1914. Paul Casberg, the well-known master...


Us Doughboy 1916-19

by Thomas Hoff & Adam Hook

Dedicated to the life of the average US soldier during World War I, this book follows the doughboy during the course of the war: from conscription, arrival at a training facility, transportation to Europe, and...


Garibaldi

by Ron Field & Peter Dennis

This book looks closely at the life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Born on July 4, 1807 in the city of Nice, the turning point in his life occurred in April 1833 when...


Lutzen & Bautzen 1813: The Turning Point

by Peter Hofschröer & Christa Hook

Following the disastrous Russian campaign of 1812 during the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815), Napoleon found himself facing a new coalition of his old enemies. With incredible speed he raised an army of 200,000...


Leipzig 1813: The Battle of the Nations

by Peter Hofschröer

The battle of Leipzig was, in terms of the number of combatants involved, the largest engagement of the entire Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). It was the only battle of the wars in which all Allied armies (including...


Armies of the Balkan Wars 1912-13: The priming charge for the Great War

by Philip Jowett & Stephen Walsh

In 1912, the Balkan states formed an alliance in an effort to break free from the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Forming an army of some 645,000 troops from Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenego, they took on a...