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The M60 Machine Gun

by Kevin Dockery & Mark Stacey

The US M60 Machine Gun, known as "the Pig," was developed in the years after World War II from two revolutionary German designs, combining the effective belt-feed system of the MG 42 machine gun with the bolt-operating...


Modelling Luftwaffe, Jets and Wonder Weapons

by Brett Green

While the Allies largely relied on mass production to help them win World War II, Hitler's Nazi Germany put a great deal of their limited resources into new technologies. Nowhere was this more evident than in...


The Sten Gun

by Leroy Thompson

The Sten submachine gun - officially the 'Carbine, Machine, Sten' - was developed to fulfil the pressing British need for large quantities of cheaply produced weapons after Dunkirk, when German invasion was...


Defiant, Blenheim and Havoc Aces

by Andrew Thomas & Chris Davey

The World War 1 concept of the two-seat fighter persisted during the interwar period, with the RAF's biplane Demons being replaced by the twin-engined Blenheim IF - a fighter derivative of the light bomber then...


Avenging Angel-John Brown#s Raid on Harpers Ferry 1859

by Ron Field & Johnny Shumate

The Harpers Ferry raid confirmed for many Southerners the existence of a widespread Northern plot against slavery. In fact, Brown had raised funds for his raid from Northern abolitionists. To arm the slaves,...


The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan 1979-89

by Gregory Barnes

The Soviet invasion of neighbouring Afghanistan in December 1979 sparked a bloody nine-year conflict with the Mujahideen until Soviet forces withdrew in 1988-89, dooming the communist Afghanistan government...


The Portuguese in the Age of Discovery 1300-1580

by David Nicolle

From humble beginnings, in the course of three centuries the Portuguese built the world's first truly global empire, stretching from modern Brazil to sub-Saharan Africa and from India to the East Indies (Indonesia)....


The Defeat of Imperial Germany, 1917-1918

by Rod Paschall

The Defeat of Imperial Germany, 1917-1918 by Rod Paschall is the first volume in the Major Battles and Campaigns series under the general editorship of John S. D. Eisenhower. Designed for the "armchair strategist,"...


Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the US Air Force

by Bill Yenne

General Henry Harley “Hap” Arnold is widely considered the father of the United States Air Force. But his long list of accomplishments doesn’t begin or end there. He was also the first and only five-star...


With Commodore Perry to Japan: The Journal of William Speiden Jr., 1852-1855

by David A Ranzan, John A. Wolter & John J. McDonough

With Commodore Perry to Japan offers a personable account of Commodore Perry’s expedition to Japan through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old purser’s clerk of the Mississippi. The National Historic Publications...


Asian Maritime Strategies: Navigating Troubled Waters

by Bernard D. Cole

This book is concerned with both the national security concerns of Asian maritime nations and the security of the Asian maritime commons. These are defined as the Pacific and Indian Oceans and associated seas,...


The American Military: A Narrative History

by Brad D. Lookingbill

The American Military: A Narrative History presents a comprehensive introduction to more than four centuries of American military history.

  • Presents a chronological account of American military history from clashes...


British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography

by Harold E., Jr. Raugh

British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents,...


Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

by William "Wild Bill" Guarnere & Edward "Babe" Heffron

Tom Hanks introduces the ?remarkable?(Publishers Weekly) story of two inseparable friends and soldiers portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.

William ?Wild Bill? Guarnere and Edward ?Babe? Heffron...


Air Power History: Turning Points from Kitty Hawk to Kosovo

by Sebastian Cox & Peter Gray

he 20th century saw air power transformed from novelists' fantasy into stark reality. From string and canvas to precision weaponry and stealth, air power has progressed to become not only the weapon of first...


The Challenge to Friendship in Modernity

by Heather Devere & Preston King

In antiquity, it was not only Aristotle who assumed the people are more to be understood in relation to one another than as individual or solitary constructs. This examination considers the changing attitudes...


Armed Forces in the Middle East: Politics and Strategy

by Thomas Keaney & Barry Rubin

An examination of the Middle East's leading armed forces and their role in both military and political affairs. The book considers their missions, doctrine, training, equipment and effectiveness as fighting...


The Royal Navy and the Palestine Patrol

by Ninian Stewart

This is an entirely new Naval Staff History covering the period immediately after the Second World War and the Royal Navy operations to prevent illegal Jewish immigration into Palestine, at the time under British...


Captured Soviet Generals: The Fate of Soviet Generals Captured in Combat 1941-45

by A.A. Maslov

The true story of the fate of the captured Russian Generals after World War II, explaining how these officers endured horrific prison conditions and were then tried and executed when they returned home.


Command or Control?: Command, Training and Tactics in the British and German Armies, 1888-1918

by Dr Martin Samuels & Martin Samuels

This is a comparative study of the fighting systems of the British and German armies in The Great War. Taking issue with revisionist historians, Samuels argues that German success in battle can be explained...