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  US Infantry Equipments 1775-1910 (Men-at-Arms Series 214)
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US Infantry Equipments 1775-1910 (Men-at-Arms Series 214)
: Philip Katcher, Bryan Fosten
: Osprey Publishing
: 1989
isbn: 0850459362
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The development of US Army infantry equipment has been a story of trial and error, of adopting new designs to meet new problems. It was not until 1910 that a whole system of equipment, including everything from the waist belts to the canteens to the cartridge-carriers to the haversack, was officially adopted. Prior to that, each piece of equipment was designed to meet a specific need, without any consideration of anything else the soldier had to carry. Packed with photographs and illustrations, this book explores the history of US Infantry equipments from 1775 to 1910, covering everything from blankets to bayonets.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 12-01-2015, 06:23 | : 284   (0)
  Lawrence and the Arab Revolts 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 208)
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Lawrence and the Arab Revolts 1914-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 208)
: David Nicolle, Richard Hook
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 0850458889
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Great War of 1914-18 is often seen as one major battleground the Western Front with numerous 'side-shows'. The other battle zones were not side-shows to those involved, however, although the local inhabitants often fought for motives which remained a closed book to their European allies or foes. David Nicolle relates the story of the Arab Revolts (1916-18), and discusses just how important (or unimportant) was the role of T. E. Lawrence in the affair, in a fascinating text backed by a fine collection of contemporary photographs and eight full page colour plates by Richard Hook.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 12-01-2015, 03:48 | : 246   (0)
  Wellington's Specialist Troops (Men-at-Arms Series 204)
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Wellington's Specialist Troops (Men-at-Arms Series 204)
: Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten
: Osprey Publishing
: 1989
isbn: 0850458625
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The specialist troops of Wellington's army played a crucial role in the success of the British Army. Though often understaffed and ineptly managed, the artillery, engineers, transport and commissariat, and medical services contributed to Wellington's ultimate victory in 1815. The Royal Artillery and Corps of Royal Engineers comprised a small number of highly trained officers, while the commissariat was composed of untrained civilians outside military discipline, and the medical services suffered from a shortage of trained surgeons. This richly illustrated book examines the organization, uniforms and equipment of each of these specialist departments.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 11-01-2015, 06:33 | : 263   (0)
  The Royal Air Force 1939-45 (Men-at-Arms Series 225)
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The Royal Air Force 1939-45 (Men-at-Arms Series 225)
: Andrew Cormack, Ronald Volstad
: Osprey Publishing
: 1990
isbn: 0850459664
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

During the middle years of the Second World War the Royal Air Force constituted the only section of the British armed forces in Europe which was routinely on the offensive. Its aircraft and operations have been voluminously dealt with by historians; but its uniform and flying clothing have received only moderate attention. In this fine addition to the Osprey series, Andrew Cormack explores the fascinating history of the uniforms of the RAF throughout the Second World War, in a text accompanied by numerous contemporary photographs and eight full page colour plates by Ron Volstad.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 11-01-2015, 05:57 | : 269   (0)
  Modern African Wars (2): Angola and Mozambique 1961-74 (Men-at-Arms Series 202)
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Modern African Wars (2): Angola and Mozambique 1961-74 (Men-at-Arms Series 202)
: Peter Abbott, Ronald Volstad
: Osprey Publishing
: 1988
isbn: 0850458439
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

Portugal was both the first and the last of the great European colonial powers. For 500 years Portugal had colonies in Africa. In 1960, as liberation movements swept across colonial Africa, the Portuguese flag still flew over vast expanses of territory across the continent. The spread of decolonization and the establishment of independent states whose governments were sympathetic to the cause of African nationalism led, in the early 1960s, to a series of wars in Angola (19611975), Guiné (1998) and Mozambique (1977). This book details each of these liberation movements, focusing on the equipment, uniforms and organization of the Portuguese forces.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 10-01-2015, 07:11 | : 245   (0)
  Napoleon's Specialist Troops (Men-at-Arms Series 199)
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Napoleon's Specialist Troops (Men-at-Arms Series 199)
: Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Fosten
: Osprey Publishing
: 1988
isbn: 0850458412
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

Though less celebrated than the infantry and cavalry, Napoleon's 'specialist' troops artillery, engineers and supporting services were indispensable elements without which no army could have operated, and frequently assumed greater significance than the line regiments. Indeed, having suffered least from the emigration of Royalist officers, the artillery was the best element of the early Republican armies, the nucleus of the old Royal artillery serving with distinction in the early campaigns such as Valmy. The organisation and uniform of Napoleon's specialist troops are here examined by Philip Haythornwaite in a engaging volume complemented by a wealth of illustrations including eight full page colour plates by Bryan Fosten.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 9-01-2015, 08:00 | : 324   (0)
  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1873-1987 (Men-at-Arms Series 197)
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police 1873-1987 (Men-at-Arms Series 197)
: David Ross, Richard Hook
: Osprey Publishing
: 1992
isbn: 085045834X
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

In 1870, after completing a 1000-mile trek across Canada, Lt. W.F. Butler, an officer of the British Army, recommended the establishment of a 'well-equipped force from 100 to 150 men, one-third to be mounted' for the purpose of policing the North West; three years later, the North West Mounted Police was established. By the late 1980s, this force, now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), had grown to include 18,000 members, with a budget of more than $1 billion. This book outlines the origins and evolution of the RCMP, detailing its formation, tasks, uniforms and insignia.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 6-01-2015, 07:20 | : 263   (0)
  The British Army on Campaign 1916-1902 (3): 1856-1881 (Men-at-Arms Series 198)
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The British Army on Campaign 1916-1902 (3): 1856-1881 (Men-at-Arms Series 198)
: Michael Barthorp, Pierre Turner
: Osprey Publishing
: 1988
isbn: 0850458358
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

In the period of reform following the Crimean War, the British Army's main role reverted to the security and consolidation of the Empire and its trade, resulting in campaigns large and small all over the world. From the Indian Mutiny of 1857-59, to campaigns in the North-West Frontier, Canada, New Zealand and the Transvaal, the British Army fought to protect its Empire and thwart the expansion of encroaching nations. This book, the third in a series of four, outlines these campaigns and details the fighting methods, uniforms, equipment and weapons of the British Army.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 29-12-2014, 04:55 | : 352   (0)
  The British Army on Campaign 1916-1902 (2): The Crimea 1854-56 (Men-at-Arms Series 196)
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The British Army on Campaign 1916-1902 (2): The Crimea 1854-56 (Men-at-Arms Series 196)
: Michael Barthorp, Pierre Turner
: Osprey Publishing
: 1989
isbn: 0850458277
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

In 1854 the British Army was committed to its first major war, namely the Crimean War (1853-1856), against a European power since 1815. The expeditionary force, or 'Army of the East', was despatched to Turkey nominally to support the Ottoman Empire in its war with Russia; but in reality to check, in alliance with France and later Sardinia, Russian ambitions for an outlet to the Mediterranean. Despite many failures in the conduct of operations and administration, the war was won in two years and Russian designs on the Balkans and Levant were thwarted for two decades.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 27-12-2014, 06:32 | : 306   (0)
  The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2): Cavalry 1799-1814 (Men-at-Arms Series 189)
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The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2): Cavalry 1799-1814 (Men-at-Arms Series 189)
: Philip Haythornthwaite, Bryan Foster
: Osprey Publishing
: 1992
isbn: 0850457467
: 47
: english
: PDF (scan)

During the Napoleonic era, Russia possessed a vast force of cavalry, forming a greater percentage than that of most European armies. This stemmed partly from their service against the Turks, who had huge numbers of troops, and partly from the fact that much Russian terrain was suitable for the manoeuvre of large bodies of cavalry. This companion volume to Men-at-Arms 185 examines the organisation, tactics and uniforms of the Russian cavalry during this dynamic and turbulent period, covering Cuirassiers, Dragoons, Hussars, Uhlans, Mounted Jägers and the Lifeguard, as well as the Opolchenie militia and Cossacks.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 26-12-2014, 05:54 | : 362   (0)
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