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  The Romanian Army of World War 2 (Men-at-Arms Series 246)
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The Romanian Army of World War 2 (Men-at-Arms Series 246)
: Mark Axworthy, Horia Serbanescu
: Osprey Publishing
: 1991
isbn: 1855321696
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

Although Romania had fought for the Allies in World War I with the fall of her allies the Czechs and the French mid-1940 she was forced to join the Axis. A coalition government was formed under General Antonescue who proved to be one of Germanys most effective military allies. The Romanian army saw extensive action and suffered terrible losses in operation Odessa and at Stalingrad. By 1944 the Soviets were within the Romanian borders and the King sued for peace. Romanias defection significantly accelerated the end of World War II. Her natural resources were now denied to Germany and her forces constituted the fourth largest Allied army. this book details the uniforms, equipment and unit organisation of the Romanian army during the entire conflict.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 15-01-2015, 08:47 | : 264   (0)
  British Territorial Units 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 245)
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British Territorial Units 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 245)
: Ray Westlake, Mike Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 1991
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

In his Army Reforms of 1906/07 the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane, provided for an expeditionary force - the Regular Army supplemented by the old Militia - and a new organisation intended for home defence, the Territorial Force. This new 'Citizen's Army' was formed by the transfer of the Honourable Artillery Company, Imperial Yeomanry and Volunteer Force, all with many years of service and tradition. At the outbreak of World War I, the Territorial Force was organised as per the Regular Army, with infantry battalions, artillery, engineers, supply and medical formations. This title takes a highly detailed and illustrated look at the badges and uniforms and the changing organisation of the British Territorial units during World War I. It also covers the combat experiences of the men who soon found themselves in service overseas, in the thick of the fighting.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 15-01-2015, 07:25 | : 312   (0)
  The Mamluks 12501517 (Men-at-Arms Series 259)
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The Mamluks 12501517 (Men-at-Arms Series 259)
: David Nicolle, Angus McBride
: Osprey Publishing
: 1993
isbn: 1855323141
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

In Europe the Mamluks of Egypt are remembered as so-called 'Slave Kings' who drove out the Crusaders from the Holy Land; but they were far more than that. Though its frontiers barely changed, the Mamluk Sultanate remained a 'great power' for two and a half centuries. Its armies were the culmination of a military tradition stretching back to the 8th century, and provided a model for the early Ottoman Empire, whose own armies reached the gates of Vienna only twelve years after the Mamluks were overthrown. This absorbing text by David Nicolle explores the organisation and tactics of these fascinating people.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 15-01-2015, 05:31 | : 247   (0)
  Medieval Chinese Armies 1260-1520 (Men-at-Arms Series 251)
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Medieval Chinese Armies 1260-1520 (Men-at-Arms Series 251)
: C. J. Peers, David Sque
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1855322544
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

In 1271, Kubilai, ruler of the Mongol Empire, proclaimed himself the first Emperor of the Yüan dynasty. Within a few years he was to gain control of the rest of China, in effect giving China unity and independence under an alien dynasty. His reign endured until 1368, when the native Ming dynasty came to power. Focusing on these two regimes, this text explores the history, organization and tactics of the Yüan and Ming armies from 1260-1520. Numerous illustrations and colour plates portray the weapons and uniforms of the Chinese troops in vivid detail.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 15-01-2015, 04:17 | : 284   (0)
  Frederick the Great's Army (3): Specialist Troops (Men-at-Arms Series 248)
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Frederick the Great's Army (3): Specialist Troops (Men-at-Arms Series 248)
: Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten
: Osprey Publishing
: 1992
isbn: 1855322250
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

Frederick the Great was not renowned as a great artillery enthusiast, however he did recognise the importance of artillery and greatly expanded the arm. Frederick was also aware of the value of strong fortifications as barriers against the manoeuvres of enemy armies, and as places of security for troops and magazines; some of these were of vital significance in the survival of Prussia during the Seven Years' War. This fascinating volume by Philip Haythornwaite examines the artillery, engineers and others specialist troops of Frederick the Great's army.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 14-01-2015, 09:53 | : 304   (0)
  Mughul India 1504-1761 (Men-at-Arms Series 263)
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Mughul India 1504-1761 (Men-at-Arms Series 263)
: David Nicolle, Angus McBride
: Osprey Publishing
: 1993
isbn: 1855323443
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

Babur, the founder of the Mughul dynasty, was of Turco-Mongol origin - he was descended from Timur-i-Lenk [Tamerlane] on his father's side and Genghiz Khan on his mother's. His first raid into India in 1516 was followed by several others, and by the time of his death in 1530 Babur's troops had reached Bengal on the far side of the sub-continent. With eight fine full page colour plates by Angus McBride, and many other illustrations, this text by David Nicolle examines the organisation, tactics and uniforms of Mughul armies from Babur's time onwards.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 14-01-2015, 08:51 | : 266   (0)
  Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces (Men-at-Arms Series 254)
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Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces (Men-at-Arms Series 254)
: Nigel Thomas, Simon McCouaig
: Osprey Publishing
: 2000
isbn: 1855322579
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

Though the 'Wehrmachtsgefolge' (Armed Forces Auxiliaries) were generally inferior to their armed forces equivalents, their contribution to the German war-effort was far from negligible. Auxiliaries including the NSKK, Transportkorps Speer, Reichsarbeitsdienst and Organization Todt supported the Wehrmacht in their duties. In 1944, the strength of these organizations peaked at 3,800,000-40% of the size of the armed forces. As they became increasingly aware of their importance, the Auxiliaries introduced uniform and insignia modifications which made them virtually indistinguishable from their comrades in the armed forces. This book examines the organization, uniforms and history of the various Wehrmacht auxiliary forces of World War II.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 14-01-2015, 07:03 | : 275   (0)
  The French Army in the American War of Independence (Men-at-Arms Series 244)
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The French Army in the American War of Independence (Men-at-Arms Series 244)
: Rene Chartrand, Francis Back
: Osprey Publishing
: 1998
isbn: 185532167X
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The French forces that fought during the American War of Independence (1775-1783) were, to a large extent, a product of the disasters of the Seven Years' War (1756-1763). During that war the fleet had been swept off the oceans, and nearly all colonies had been lost. Sweeping reforms were demanded. From the end of 1762 a series of royal orders dictated by common sense and good planning were signed by the king, and a vast reorganisation was started, ensuring that the army that fought in the American War presented a very different, altogether more formidable threat to her foes.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 14-01-2015, 04:51 | : 293   (0)
  Napoleon's Sea Soldiers (Men-at-Arms Series 227)
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Napoleon's Sea Soldiers (Men-at-Arms Series 227)
: Rene Chartrand, Francis Back
: Osprey Publishing
: 1990
isbn: 0850459982
: 46
: english
: PDF (scan)

Napoleon has often been considered to misunderstand the navy. Being an artillery officer, he was given to precise calculations and never quite accepted that the wind was more important to ships than his orders. However, thanks to the Emperor's pragmatic measures during 1800-1801, the French navy emerged from chaos for the first time in over a decade. The history and uniform of Napoleon's sea soldiers is here explored by René Chartrand, in this worthy edition to Osprey's Men-at-Arms series, with a wealth of illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Francis Back.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 13-01-2015, 08:36 | : 258   (0)
  The Hanoverian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-Arms Series 206)
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The Hanoverian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-Arms Series 206)
: Peter Hofschroer, Bryan Fosten
: Osprey Publishing
: 1989
isbn: 0850458870
: 46
: english
: PDF (scan)

Of all the armies of the German States, that of Hanover remains of greatest interest to the British reader due to the close links between the crowns of the two states. Throughout the Napoleonic era Britain and Hanover had the same head of state, George III. Symbolic of their close relationship, the Hanoverian Army wore uniforms and used equipment largely similar to those used by the British Army. Complemented by numerous illustrations and photographs, plus eight full page colour plates, this text explores the uniforms and organization of the army of the Electorate of Hanover and the King's German Legion.
 
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