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  The Austrian Army 1836-66 (1): Infantry (Men-at-Arms Series 323)
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The Austrian Army 1836-66 (1): Infantry (Men-at-Arms Series 323)
: Darko Pavlovic
: Osprey Publishing
: 1999
isbn: 1855328011
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

In the mid-19th century, Austria comprised a heterogeneous, multi-ethnic empire consisting of the Austrian or 'German' area; the Hungarian area; the Military Border; and the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia. The diverse nature of the empire made it difficult to create a unified and up-to-date military system, especially with remnants of feudalism still strong in some provinces. This book examines the Line infantry, Grenz infantry (Border troops) and Jägers (riflemen) that formed the Austrian infantry. Numerous illustrations and photographs of uniforms, rank insignia and regiments complement the text, as well as eight full colour plates.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 26-02-2015, 04:32 | : 361   (0)
  The Italian Army 1940-45 (2): Africa 1940-43 (Men-at-Arms Series 349)
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The Italian Army 1940-45 (2): Africa 1940-43 (Men-at-Arms Series 349)
: Philip Jowett, Stephen Andrew
: Osprey Publishing
: 2001
isbn: 1855328658
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

At its peak the Italian Army contributed 2.5 million troops to the Axis war effort during World War II (1939-1945). In addition to its major role in North Africa, Italy's army invaded, and later bore the main burden of occupying, the Balkan countries. Italy also sent 250,000 men to fight on the Russian Front. In this second book of a three-part study Philip Jowett covers the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the Italian troops committed to both the North African campaign, and the often neglected East African fighting of 1940-41, including the colourful colonial units. Stephen Andrew's meticulous colour plates illustrate a wide range of uniforms.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 25-02-2015, 07:07 | : 387   (0)
  Émigré and Foreign Troops in British Service (2): 1803-15 (Men-at-Arms Series 335)
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Émigré and Foreign Troops in British Service (2): 1803-15 (Men-at-Arms Series 335)
: Rene Chartrand, Patrice Courcelle
: Osprey Publishing
: 2000
isbn: 1855328593
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

Following his study of the astonishing range of French Royalist and foreign mercenary units employed by Britain in the period 17931802 of the French Revolutionary Wars (Men-at-Arms 328), the author describes - often for the first time in an English language publication - the part played by their successors during the crucial years of the Napoleonic Wars. He covers not only relatively well-recorded units, such as Rolls, Meurons and Wattevilles Swiss corps, but also the unjustly neglected Italians, Corsicans and Greeks, and such exotica as the African and Ceylon regiments. Uniform details of nearly 40 corps are based on impressive primary research, and this book and its companion volume make a genuinely new contribution to Napoleonic studies.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 25-02-2015, 05:24 | : 311   (0)
  The North-East Frontier 1837-1901 (Men-at-Arms Series 324)
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The North-East Frontier 1837-1901 (Men-at-Arms Series 324)
: Ian Heath, Michael Perry
: Osprey Publishing
: 1999
isbn: 1855327627
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

Despite the fact that it was events on the North-West Frontier which perennially awed and captivated Victorian audiences, British India's North-East Frontier saw at least as much military activity. Even the heroid 11-day defence of the isolated outpost of Kohima against overwhelming odds fewer than 200 British-officered troops against perhaps 6,000 Nagas failed to capture the public imagination. Today, after the passage of another century, Britain's numerous campaigns and conquests in Assam and the surrounding hills have faded even further into the mists of obscurity. This fascinating text by Ian Heath examines the peoples and places of the North-East Frontier.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 22-02-2015, 06:08 | : 277   (0)
  Scots Armies of the English Civil Wars (Men-at-Arms Series 331)
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Scots Armies of the English Civil Wars (Men-at-Arms Series 331)
: Stuart Reid, Graham Turner
: Osprey Publishing
: 1999
isbn: 1855328364
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

In the summer of 1642 the First Civil War between king and parliament had broken out in England. Initially both sides were confident of victory, but after the first campaigns ended in stalemate they began looking for allies. The meddling of the Stuart Kings with Scotland's religious traditions provoked the National Covenant, and later the Solemn League and Covenant. Yet many Scots continued to support the King, and after his execution, his exiled son.This fine text by Stuart Reid examines the Scots armies who fought in the English Civil Wars (1642-1651), and features numerous illustrations and photographs, including full page colour plates by Graham Turner.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 19-02-2015, 04:20 | : 260   (0)
  The French Indochina War 1946-1954 (Men-at-Arms Series 322)
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The French Indochina War 1946-1954 (Men-at-Arms Series 322)
: Martin Windrow, Mike Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1855327899
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

The states of Indochina had been French colonies or protectorates since the 19th century. However, in March 1945 the Japanese interned all French troops and officials, and turned over all civil government to local authorities. The power vacuum caused by the Japanese surrender allowed the Viet Minh, a strong revolutionary organisation, to be established throughout Vietnam. When the French returned to the north, incidents between French and VM troops were inevitable, negotiations collapsed and the French opted for a military solution. This book examines the history of the conflict and the forces of both sides of the French Indochina War (1946-1954).
 
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: oleksandr74 | 18-02-2015, 07:24 | : 287   (0)
  The French Army 1939-45 (2): Free French, Fighting French & the Army of Liberation (Men-at-Arms Series 318)
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The French Army 1939-45 (2): Free French, Fighting French & the Army of Liberation (Men-at-Arms Series 318)
: Ian Sumner, Mike Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 1998
isbn: 1855327074
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

By 16 June 1940, De Gaulle, with the decisive support of Churchill, had come to the conclusion that, whatever happened, France could not stand to one side in the struggle against Nazi Germany. And so, Free France was born. In this companion volume to MAA 315: The French Army 1939-45 (I) , Ian Sumner and François Vauvillier examine the history, uniforms and insignia of the Free French, Fighting French and the Army of Liberation during World War II (1939-1945).
 
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: oleksandr74 | 18-02-2015, 06:58 | : 328   (0)
  Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53 (Men-at-Arms Series 317)
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Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53 (Men-at-Arms Series 317)
: Paul Knight, Graham Turner
: Osprey Publishing
: 1998
isbn: 185532699X
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

This book details the English army that Henry V led back into France in 1417 to conquer Normandy and again take the war to the French. In 1422 Henry died, and was succeeded by the nine-month-old Henry VI: by 1429 English fortunes were in decline, but more than 20 years of warfare would pass before the English were driven from France. This period of the war is often ignored in preference to the battles of Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt but in fact is the decisive phase of the conflict. This title examines the army that fought these campaigns in detail looking at its composition, organisation, equipment and weaponry.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 16-02-2015, 06:33 | : 306   (0)
  The Russian Civil War (2): The White Armies (Men-at-Arms Series 305)
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The Russian Civil War (2): The White Armies (Men-at-Arms Series 305)
: Mikhail Khvostov, Andrei Karachtchouk
: Osprey Publishing
: 1997
isbn: 1855326566
: 47
: english
: PDF (scan)

Soon after the February 1917 revolution, and the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the White Cause began to emerge and oppose the Bolsheviks. There was, however, no single, united White Army to fight the Red Army and the forces available to the Whites represented a spectrum of political factions including monarchist military organisations and social-democrats. Many of the Cossack hosts also sided with the Whites, seeing it as an opportunity to create their own independent states; others remained neutral or hostile to both sides. This fascinating text by Mikhail Khvostov examines the colourful uniforms and the equipment of the White armies of the Russian Civil War (1917-1923).
 
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: oleksandr74 | 11-02-2015, 06:09 | : 287   (0)
  The Russian Civil War (1): The Red Army (Men-at-Arms Series 293)
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The Russian Civil War (1): The Red Army (Men-at-Arms Series 293)
: Mikhail Khvostov, Andrei Karachtchouk
: Osprey Publishing
: 1996
isbn: 1855326086
: 47
: english
: PDF (scan)

The main instrument with which the Bolsheviks imposed communism on Russia was the Red Army. Traditionally the origins of this army were among the factory workers who laid down their tools and took up arms as a way of expressing their grievances. Already formed by the time of the revolutions of 1905 and February 1917, these militant workers organised themselves into parliamentary detachments known as the krasnogvardeytsi, or 'Red Guards'. In this first of two volumes [see Men-at-Arms 305: White Armies] focusing on the Russian Civil War (1917-1923), Mikhail Khvostov examines the Red Army's organisation, weaponry, uniforms and insignia.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 10-02-2015, 07:01 | : 368   (0)
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