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  Roman Military Clothing (1): 100 BC-AD 200 (Men-at-Arms Series 374)
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Roman Military Clothing (1): 100 BC-AD 200 (Men-at-Arms Series 374)
: Graham Sumner
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841764876
: 47
: english
: PDF (scan)

The armour and weapons of Rome's legionaries and auxiliaries have been the subject of intense research and speculation, and much has been published - but almost nothing on the actual clothing of Imperial soldiers. In this first part of a rigorous study of the literary, sculptural, pictorial and archaeological evidence, a specialist author/artist examines the clues which enable us to attempt reconstructions of tunics, cloaks, footwear and other items worn by officers and men all over the empire, from the late Republic to c.200 AD. His text is illustrated with meticulous drawings of surviving relief sculptures - particularly soldiers' gravestones - and eight striking colour plates.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 3-03-2015, 06:18 | : 298   (0)
  The Sarmatians 600 BC-AD 450 (Men-at-Arms Series 373)
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The Sarmatians 600 BC-AD 450 (Men-at-Arms Series 373)
: Richard Brzezinski, Gerry Embleton
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 184176485X
: 47
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Sarmatians - one of the many nomadic groups to emerge from the great Eurasian Steppe - crossed the Don in about the 3rd century BC to displace their western neighbours, the Scythians, in the lands north of the Black Sea. Later they burst into Asia Minor and Rome's Danube provinces, becoming famous for the prowess of their lance-armed cavalry - first as enemies, and later as allies of Rome. They influenced Rome's adoption of heavy armoured cavalry, and in Roman service they were even posted to Britain. Drawing upon a wide reading of Classical authors and of Russian archaeological publications, this fascinating study is the first major English language attempt to reconstruct their armour, equipment and tactics.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 3-03-2015, 05:31 | : 964   (0)
  Colonial American Troops 1610-1774 (3) (Men-at-Arms Series 383)
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Colonial American Troops 1610-1774 (3) (Men-at-Arms Series 383)
: Rene Chartrand, Dave Rickman
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841764833
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

From the earliest English settlements the survival of the infant colonies in North America depended upon local militias. Before the mid-18th century royal troops were seldom shipped out from Britain, and the main burden of successive wars with the American Indians, and with Britain's colonial rivals France and Spain, fell upon locally raised units, which also fought alongside the Crown forces during the major operations of the French-Indian War of the 1750s. This final book of a fascinating three-part study covers the militias and provincial troops raised in the Carolinas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Georgia, Nova Scotia, Hudson's Bay and Quebec Province; and also Rangers, and colors and standards.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 3-03-2015, 05:03 | : 307   (0)
  Colonial American Troops 1610-1774 (1) (Men-at-Arms Series 366)
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Colonial American Troops 1610-1774 (1) (Men-at-Arms Series 366)
: Rene Chartrand, Dave Rickman
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841763241
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

From the earliest English settlements the survival of the infant colonies in North America depended upon local militias. Throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries the burden of successive wars with the American Indians, and with the regular troops and militias of Britain's colonial rivals France and Spain, fell mainly upon locally raised volunteers. This first of a fascinating three-part study includes a general introduction and chronology, and chapters on Crown troops in North America; and begins a colony-by-colony review of militias and provincial units. The text is illustrated with rare early images and with eight specially commissioned full colour plates.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 2-03-2015, 09:23 | : 306   (0)
  The Russian Army 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 364)
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The Russian Army 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 364)
: Nik Cornish, Andrei Karachtchouk
: Osprey Publishing
: 2001
isbn: 1841763039
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

Often overshadowed by the drama of its catastrophic collapse in the November 1917 Revolution, the Imperial Russian Army's record in 1914-16 included some notable victories. Its human qualities of patriotism and endurance were remarkable, and in 1916 the 'Brusilov Offensive' on the South-Western Front outdistanced anything that was being achieved in France. The variety and romance of its uniforms - infantry and cavalry, Guards and Line, Cossacks, armour and Air Service crewmen, even a priest - are splendidly captured here by Russia's leading military artist; and Nik Cornish's expert text is supported by tables of insignia and many rare photographs.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 2-03-2015, 08:17 | : 278   (0)
  The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (3) (Men-at-Arms Series 358)
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The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (3) (Men-at-Arms Series 358)
: Rene Chartrand, Bill Younghusband
: Osprey Publishing
: 2001
isbn: 1841761575
: 46
: english
: PDF (scan)

This remarkable three-part study will transform the research material available to the English-speaking student of the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of his entire forces. Similarly, most uniform historians have been limited to a few half-understood paintings by Dighton, and brief notes from secondary sources. René Chartrand's recent primary research in Portuguese and British archives now offers a wealth of new material. This third volume covers the artillery, militia, Ordenanza, volunteers, troops in the off-shore colonies, navy, and decorations.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 27-02-2015, 08:05 | : 333   (0)
  The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2): 1806-1815 (Men-at-Arms Series 346)
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The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2): 1806-1815 (Men-at-Arms Series 346)
: Rene Chartrand, Bill Younghusband
: Osprey Publishing
: 2000
isbn: 1855329816
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

Osprey are confident in boasting that this remarkable three-part study will transform the research material available to the English-speaking student of the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of his entire forces. Similarly, most uniform historians have been limited to a few half-understood paintings by Dighton, and brief notes from secondary sources. René Chartrand's recent primary research in Portuguese and British archives now offers a wealth of important new material. This second volume covers the light infantry, cavalry, specialist corps and several supporting military and civilian departments.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 27-02-2015, 06:40 | : 358   (0)
  Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1): 1793-1815 (Men-at-Arms Series 343)
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Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1): 1793-1815 (Men-at-Arms Series 343)
: Rene Chartrand, Bill Younghusband
: Osprey Publishing
: 2000
isbn: 1855327678
: 46
: english
: PDF (scan)

Osprey are confident in boasting that this remarkable three-part study will transform the research material available to the English-speaking student of the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Most know that Wellington's Portuguese troops were praised as the 'fighting cocks' of his army; fewer appreciate that they represented between half and one-third of his entire forces. Similarly, most uniform historians have been limited to a few half-understood paintings by Dighton, and brief notes from secondary sources. René Chartrand's recent primary research in Portuguese and British archives now offers a wealth of important new material. An excellent book - groundbreaking in its originality.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 26-02-2015, 07:10 | : 339   (0)
  The United States Army 1812-1815 (Men-at-Arms Series 345)
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The United States Army 1812-1815 (Men-at-Arms Series 345)
: James Kochan, Dave Rickman
: Osprey Publishing
: 2000
isbn: 184176051X
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

The War of 1812 was the true making of the regular regiments and corps of the US Army. Three years' fighting against Britain saw the White House burned down, but also the bloody repulse of the redcoats, then the best infantry in the world, on a number of battlefields. The small constabulary force which entered the war - ill-led, ill-supported, and with an uncertain system of supply - ended it as a professional army with a system of command and services equal to any. This meticulous history of the uniforms of the American regulars is illustrated with many previously unseen paintings and photographs.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 26-02-2015, 06:24 | : 343   (0)
  The Italian Army 1940-45: (1) Europe 1940-43 (Men-at-Arms Series 340)
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The Italian Army 1940-45: (1) Europe 1940-43 (Men-at-Arms Series 340)
: Philip Jowett, Stephen Andrew
: Osprey Publishing
: 2000
isbn: 185532864X
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

At its peak the Italian Army contributed 2.5 million troops to the Axis war effort of World War II (1939-1945). English-speaking readers tend to think of this army in terms of the North African campaign; but far more Italian troops served in other theatres. They invaded, and later bore the major burden of occupying, the Balkan countries; and Italy sent 250,000 troops to fight on the Russian Front. In this, the first of a three-part study, Philip Jowett covers the European theatre - including Russia - from 1940 to Italy's armistice with the Allies in 1943. Many interesting uniforms, a number of them new to most readers, are meticulously illustrated by Stephen Andrew.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 26-02-2015, 05:13 | : 346   (0)
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