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  Russian Army of the Seven Years War (1) (Men-at-Arms Series 297)
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Russian Army of the Seven Years War (1) (Men-at-Arms Series 297)
: Angus Konstam, Bill Younghusband
: Osprey Publishing
: 1996
isbn: 1855325853
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

During the long and costly conflict known as the Great Northern War (1700-1721), Peter the Great and his newly formed Russian army, which was modelled on western European lines, defeated their Swedish counterparts, who were generally regarded as being the finest troops in Europe. Angus Konstam examines the development, equipment and organisation of the Russian army following the death of Peter the Great, and describes its emergence from three decades of experimentation and political involvement as a major military power during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763). This first of two volumes covers the Russian infantry, with its companion, Men-at-Arms 298, focusing on the cavalry.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 28-01-2015, 09:42 | : 355   (0)
  General Washington's Army (2): 1779-1783 (Men-at-Arms Series 290)
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General Washington's Army (2): 1779-1783 (Men-at-Arms Series 290)
: Marko Zlatich, Bill Younghusband
: Osprey Publishing
: 1995
isbn: 185532590X
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

For the early years of the American War of Independence (1775-1783), George Washingtons troops were clothed in a variety of uniforms from various sources. With the receipt in late 1778 of over 25,000 uniforms imported from France, much of the Continental army was uniformly clothed in blue or brown coats faced with red. This study by Marko Zlatich focuses on the systems used by state and Continental authorities to procure clothing materials from this point onwards, the quantities they obtained and the specifications of the uniforms themselves. Eight colour plates by the talented Bill Younghusband and a plethora of black and white photographs and illustrations usefully support the authors detailed text.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 28-01-2015, 07:58 | : 215   (0)
  King George's Army 1740-93 (3) (Men-at-Arms Series 292)
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King George's Army 1740-93 (3) (Men-at-Arms Series 292)
: Stuart Reid, Paul Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 1996
isbn: 1855325659
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

The 18th century was marked by a steady growth in central control of the British Army and a corresponding decrease in the influence enjoyed by individual commanding officers. The most obvious sign of this process was the increasing uniformity of the clothing issued each year to the soldiers. Nevertheless, as far as those who devised the Clothing Regulations were concerned, it was a constant, and invariably quite uphill struggle to enforce compliance. This companion volume to Men-at-Arms 285 and Men-at-Arms 289 examines the organization and uniforms of King Georges cavalry and artillery together with those of the Board of Ordnance.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 28-01-2015, 07:35 | : 234   (0)
  King George's Army 1740-93 (1): Infantry (Men-at-Arms Series 285)
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King George's Army 1740-93 (1): Infantry (Men-at-Arms Series 285)
: Stuart Reid, Paul Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 1995
isbn: 1855325152
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

To most contemporary politicians the 18th century British Army was no more than an unwelcome necessity in wartime and an unjustifiable extravagance in peacetime. Nevertheless, the overall impression which is to be gained from a close study of the Army's own records, and from the surviving letters, diaries and memoirs, is that the British Army of the 18th century was very little different in character or in spirit from today's British Army. It was, above all, a force which was led, not driven, into battle. This book looks at the uniforms and organisation of the infantry of King George's Army as well as its participation in various conflicts, such as the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
 
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: oleksandr74 | 28-01-2015, 05:12 | : 403   (0)
  American Indians of the Southeast (Men-at-Arms Series 288)
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American Indians of the Southeast (Men-at-Arms Series 288)
: Michael Johnson, Richard Hook
: Osprey Publishing
: 1995
isbn: 1855325667
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

The southeastern people were the descendants of ancient prehistoric Indian cultures, and were probably on the decline when first known to Europeans. Despite being poorly reported in popular histories, they have been well described by several early European traders and by a number of well-known American ethnologists who collected details of surviving native culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The white man's expanding plantation society and the tragic removal of the Indian population to Indian Territory saw the end of this farming, hunting and trading culture. This title examines the absorbing history and culture of the native peoples of the southeastern United States.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 27-01-2015, 06:50 | : 317   (0)
  The French Army 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 286)
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The French Army 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 286)
: Ian Sumner, Gerry Embleton
: Osprey Publishing
: 1995
isbn: 1855325160
: 46
: english
: PDF (scan)

Initially the strongest of all the Allied armies, France's metropolitan and colonial units bore the greatest burden during the first two years of the Great War, and made a great contribution to the final victory. In common with most European countries, the pre-war French Army was based on a system of national military service providing conscripts who could be subject to recall as reservists for several years after. However, the advent of war, the crisis in manpower, and the development of new tactics and weapons brought radical changes. The influence of these factors on the organisation, equipment, uniforms and tactics of the French Army during World War I is examined in detail in this title.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 27-01-2015, 06:13 | : 333   (0)
  US Dragoons 1833-55 (Men-at-Arms Series 281)
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US Dragoons 1833-55 (Men-at-Arms Series 281)
: John Langellier, Bill Younghusband
: Osprey Publishing
: 1995
isbn: 1855323893
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

By the late 1820s, furs, land and minerals made the Indian territories west of the Mississippi River an increasingly inviting realm. The vast expanse of the Great Plains, coupled with the fact that many tribal groups of the region possessed horses, meant a more mobile type of soldier was required. Consequently, on 15 June 1832, Congress authorised the raising of 600 mounted Rangers. They proved such a success that they eventually gave way to a more permanent organisation: the Dragoons. John Langellier details the fascinating campaign history of the US Dragoons 1833-55, complete with numerous illustrations including eight fine full page colour plates by Bill Younghusband.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 26-01-2015, 08:42 | : 257   (0)
  Flags of the Third Reich (3): Party & Police Units (Men-at-Arms Series 278)
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Flags of the Third Reich (3): Party & Police Units (Men-at-Arms Series 278)
: Brian Davis, Malcolm McGregor
: Osprey Publishing
: 1994
isbn: 1855324598
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

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 of colours used, which set the pattern for all subsequent flags. In this third of a series of texts [MAA 270 & MAA 274], Brian L. Davis investigates the flags of the Third Reich party and police units, in a text complemented by numerous contemporary photographs, and eight full page colour plates by Malcolm McGregor.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 23-01-2015, 05:05 | : 281   (0)
  The Russo-Turkish War 1877 (Men-at-Arms Series 277)
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The Russo-Turkish War 1877 (Men-at-Arms Series 277)
: Ian Drury, Raffaele Ruggeri
: Osprey Publishing
: 1994
isbn: 1855323710
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

On 24 April 1877 Tsar Nicholas II declared war on the Ottoman Empire. The Sultan had a battle-hardened army ready for war. For the Tsar, this was to be the first major conflict since the abolition of serfdom and the creation of a German-style military reserve system. Ian Drury details the campaigns fought in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, and the uniforms and organisation of the armies of both sides, in a text backed by numerous illustrations and photographs, including eight full page colour plates by Raffaele Ruggeri.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 22-01-2015, 08:58 | : 287   (0)
  Flags of the Third Reich (2): Waffen-SS (Men-at-Arms Series 274)
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Flags of the Third Reich (2): Waffen-SS (Men-at-Arms Series 274)
: Brian L. Davis, Malcolm McGregor
: Osprey Publishing
: 1994
isbn: 1855324318
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

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 insignificant in numbers and maintained chiefly for their propaganda value. However, as the tide of battle turned relentlessly against the Germans, the appeal for volunteers became ever more desperate. In this second of three volumes examining the flags of the Third Reich [see Men-at-Arms 270 and 278] Brian L. Davis examines the flags of the Waffen-SS: those of Walloon, Flanders, Norway, Finland, Danzig, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Croatia, France, Spain and India.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 20-01-2015, 10:59 | : 288   (0)
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