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World War II Glider Assault Tactics

by Gordon Rottman & Peter Dennis

From Eben Emael to Crete, Sicily, Market Garden, the Rhine, and Burma, glider-borne paratroopers brought extra firepower to bear using techniques that helicopter troops adapted for modern air cavalry techniques....


US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater, 1943-45

by Gordon Rottman

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...


The Book of Gun Trivia: Essential Firepower Facts

by Gordon Rottman

A complete guide to weapons history, facts, myths and trivia, covering everything you wanted to know, didn’t want to know, and don’t know you need to know...

 

Gordon Rottman offers a step by step guide through...


World War II River Assault Tactics

by Gordon Rottman & Peter Dennis

On the major European and Russian fronts throughout World War II, the challenge of crossing rivers and other water obstacles under fire was absolutely central to any advance. The Panzers that crossed the Meuse...


US Special Warfare Units in the Pacific Theater 1941-45: Scouts, Raiders, Rangers and Reconnaissance Units

by Gordon Rottman

The bitter fighting in the Pacific Theater required new forms of warfare, and the gathering of detailed intelligence information on the remote and varied islands and their determined defenders. As a result,...


World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics

by Gordon Rottman & Steve Noon

The battlefield interaction between infantry and tanks was central to combat on most fronts in World War II (1939-1945). The first ‘Blitzkrieg’ campaigns saw the tank achieve a new dominance. New infantry...


German Combat Equipments 1939-45

by Gordon Rottman & Ronald Volstad

The field equipment of the German Army in World War II was closely related to that used throughout World War I and earlier, yet it was of relatively light weight, ruggedly constructed, well designed, functional,...


Mobile Strike Forces in Vietnam 1966-70

by Gordon Rottman

US Special Forces in Vietnam created and trained the Civilian Irregular Defense Group, a large paramilitary organization designed to operate out of fortified camps in remote areas and protect the local population...


US Airborne Units in the Mediterranean Theater 1942-44

by Gordon Rottman

This book is the first of three to examine the genesis, organization and operational deployment of the US airborne divisions in World War II. It discusses early airborne units, detailing how and why they were...


Japanese Army in World War II: Conquest of the Pacific 1941-42

by Gordon Rottman

The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources,...


Japanese Army in World War II: The South Pacific and New Guinea, 1942-43

by Gordon Rottman

The Japanese conquest of the Pacific comprised of a complex series of widely scattered operations; their intent was to neutralize American, Commonwealth, and Dutch forces, seize regions rich in economic resources,...


Vietnam Infantry Tactics

by Gordon Rottman & Peter Dennis

Osprey's study of the evolving US, Viet Cong and NVA tactics at battalion level and below throughout the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Beginning with a description of the terrain, climate and the unique nature...


Browning .50-caliber Machine Guns

by Gordon Rottman & Alan Gilliland

Osprey’s new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history—from the sword to the machine gun. In this volume, Gordon...


The Rocket Propelled Grenade

by Gordon Rottman & Ramiro Bujeiro

Osprey's new Weapon series provides a highly-detailed yet affordable overview of the development, use, and impact of small arms throughout history - from the sword to the machine gun.Learn the surprising truths...


FUBAR F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition: Soldier Slang of World War II

by Gordon Rottman

Humorous, sarcastic, sober, pessimistic, fatalistic, defiant or defeatist, slang is an important part of every soldier's vocabulary. Much of the slang of World War II was handed down from World War I and earlier...


World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques

by Gordon Rottman & Peter Dennis

This book explains and illustrates the actual materials and techniques adopted (both successfully and unsuccessfully) by tactical units – i.e. the concealment of personnel, weapons, equipment, field positions,...


M3 Medium Tank vs Panzer III: Kasserine Pass 1943

by Gordon Rottman, Ian Palmer & Giuseppe Rava

"...the first-person perspectives offered by Kirby and Köhler put this book on my recommended books list. These personal experiences definitely stirred some interest for me to research more on the design, evolution,...


US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71

by Gordon Rottman & Adam Hook

Osprey's survey of the Long-Range Patrol Scouts of the US Army during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The Vietnamese knew the Long-Range Patrol Scouts as "the men with green faces," a reference to the camouflage...


World War II Allied Sabotage Devices and Booby Traps

by Gordon Rottman & Peter Dennis

Osprey's elite title dealing with various sabotage devices and booby traps that were used by the British and the Americans during World War II (1939-1945). Following Churchill's directive to set occupied Europe...


US Airborne Units in the Pacific Theater 1942-45

by Gordon Rottman

The US airborne units serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II are considered to be among the best-trained and effective forces in the war. Deployed in fewer numbers than was the case across Europe,...