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  Megiddo 1918: The Last Great Cavalry Victory (Campaign 61)
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Megiddo 1918: The Last Great Cavalry Victory (Campaign 61)
: Bryan Perrett, Ed Dovey
: Osprey Publishing
: 1999
isbn: 1855328275
: 96
: english
: PDF (scan)

Osprey's Campaign title for the Battle of Megiddo (1918), which was one of the more decisive campaigns of World War I (1914-1918). After securing the capture of Jerusalem General Allenby planned a campaign that would knock Turkey out of World War I. In a spectacular campaign General Allenby's Egyptian Expeditionary Force achieved the breakthrough in Palestine that commanders on the Western Front had only dreamed of. Supported by Lawrence and his Arab irregulars, the Desert Mounted Corps swept across the Turkish rear, destroying three armies in the process. Turkey's war was over and the days of the tottering Ottoman Empire were numbered. This was a British 'Blitzkrieg' with a speed of advance that stunned the world twenty years before Germany's Panzers rolled across Europe.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 16-04-2015, 10:36 | : 309   (0)
  Chickamauga 1863: The River of Death (Campaign 17)
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Chickamauga 1863: The River of Death (Campaign 17)
: James Arnold
: Osprey Publishing
: 1992
isbn: 1855322633
: 102
: english
: PDF (scan)

Osprey's examination of the battle at Chickamagua, one of the decisive campaigns of the American Civil War (1861-1865). By the Autumn of 1863 the Confederacy was in dire straits. In a colossal gamble, Confederate President Jefferson Davis stripped forces from all the major Confederate armies to reinforce the Army of Tennessee in a last ditch attempt to crush the Union. On 19th September the Confederates attacked the Union army along Chickamauga creek south of Chattanooga. On the second day of bloody fighting the entire Union right collapsed and the army retreated headlong for Chattanooga, all except General George H. Thomas' Corps who fought on doggedly until nightfall delaying the confederate advance, saving the Union and earning his fame as the "Rock of Chickamauga".
 
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: oleksandr74 | 7-04-2015, 09:58 | : 295   (0)
  Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe (Campaign 15)
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Waterloo 1815: The Birth of Modern Europe (Campaign 15)
: Geoff Wootten
: Osprey Publishing
: 1993
isbn: 1855322102
: 96
: english
: PDF (scan)

Osprey's study of the most famous battle of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Waterloo holds a special place among the great battles of history. The climax of more than twenty years of war, it was indeed a close-run affair, matching two of the world's greatest generals - Napoleon and Wellington. This volume covers the entire campaign including the battles of Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre, with five full-colour maps and three highly detailed bird's eye views showing decisive moments in the action. An excellent sense of the closeness of the battle is communicated - Wellington himself claimed it was "the nearest thing you ever saw in your life" - and this gripping account shows the full justice of that statement.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 6-04-2015, 07:37 | : 312   (0)
  Siegfried Line 1944-45: Battles on the German frontier (Campaign 181)
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Siegfried Line 1944-45: Battles on the German frontier (Campaign 181)
: Steven Zaloga, Steve Noon
: Osprey Publishing
: 2007
isbn: 1846031214, 9781846031212
: 99
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Siegfried Line campaign was one of the most frustrating and bloody series of battles fought by the US Army in Northwest Europe during World War II (1939-1945). In order to break through the German-Belgian border north of the Ardennes and eventually reach the Rhine, the First and Ninth divisions of the US Army dispersed themselves along the German Siegfried Line. The campaign kicked off in earnest in late September with the encirclement and eventual capture of Aachen, the first major German city to fall to the Allies. The paths to the Roer included not only the heavily urbanized area northeast of this city, but also the Hurtgen Forest along its southeastern flank. While a costly battle to seize the city continued throughout October, fighting also began in the forested area with initial attacks towards Schmidt. The German offensive to the south in the Ardennes derailed the Siegfried campaign for nearly two months and proved to be extremely costly. However, with Operation Grenade in February 1945, Ninth Army were finally propelled over the Roer River and were able to seize the vital Roer dams. Providing extensive coverage of the battle for Aachen and the fighting that ensued in the Hurtgen Forest, this title brings to life the Siegfried Line campaign which witnessed the US Army's most bitter fighting and set the stage for the final assault on the Rhine, leading the way into the heart of Germany.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 3-04-2015, 06:25 | : 242   (0)
  Eggmühl 1809: Storm Over Bavaria (Campaign 56)
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Eggmühl 1809: Storm Over Bavaria (Campaign 56)
: Ian Castle, Christa Hook
: Osprey Publishing
: 1998
isbn: Ian Castle, Christa Hook
: 97
: english
: PDF (scan)

Osprey's Campaign title for the Battle of Eggmuhl of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). In the Spring of 1809, the Austrian army, buoyant and full of new-found patriotic fervour, rolled across the frontier with Bavaria. The time had come to exact revenge for the humiliating defeat suffered at Austerlitz. But ten days later, harassed by ceaseless rain, they were streaming back from the Abens river with Napoleon in hot pursuit. Napoleon had not been in the front line when Austria had launched its campaign - and the French and their German allies had blundered backwards and forwards across the Bavarian countryside. But, with the appearance of Napoleon, Archduke Charles lost the initiative. Based for the first time upon the Austrian primary sources, this title takes the reader through the various clashes of this significant campaign.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 26-03-2015, 10:48 | : 298   (0)
  London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace (Campaign 193)
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London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace (Campaign 193)
: Ian Castle, Christa Hook
: Osprey Publishing
: 2008
isbn: 1846032458, 9781846032455
: 100
: english
: PDF (scan)

Ian Castle tells the story of Germany's air offensive against Britain in World War I (1914-1918), in which, from May 1915 until October 1917, zeppelins dropped thousands of tons of bombs on London. Initially the city was woefully unprotected but an integrated air defense system was progressively developed in response to the early months' destruction and casualties. Over a year was to pass before the first zeppelin was downed over British soil by the Royal Flying Corps but successes then steadily mounted as observation and communication networks improved and new tactics were learned. In his revealing account of a terrifying campaign which was to be repeated only decades later in the Luftwaffe's Blitz, the author describes the birth of a new arena of warfare, "the home front."
 
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: oleksandr74 | 11-09-2013, 03:33 | : 386   (0)
  Vienna 1683: Christian Europe Repels the Ottomans (Campaign 191)
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Vienna 1683: Christian Europe Repels the Ottomans (Campaign 191)
: Simon Millar, Peter Dennis
: Osprey Publishing
: 2008
isbn: 1846032318
: 96
: english
: PDF (scan)

Osprey's study of a battle that was part of a triple conflict: the Polish-Ottoman War (1683-1699), the Great Turkish War (1667-1698), and the Ottoman Hapsburg Wars (1526-1791). The capture of the Hapsburg city of Vienna was a major strategic aspiration for the Islamic Ottoman Empire, desperate for the control that the city exercised over the Danube and the overland trade routes between southern and northern Europe. In July 1683 Sultan Mehmet IV proclaimed a jihad and the Turkish grand vizier, Kara Mustafa Pasha, laid siege to the city with an army of 150,000 men. In September a relieving force arrived under Polish command and joined up with the defenders to drive the Turks away. The main focus of this book is the final 15-hour battle for Vienna, which climaxed with a massive charge by three divisions of Polish winged hussars. This hard-won victory marked the beginning of the decline of the Islamic Ottoman Empire, which was never to threaten central Europe again.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 5-09-2013, 08:16 | : 367   (0)
  Monmouth Courthouse 1778: The Last Great Battle In The North (Campaign 135)
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Monmouth Courthouse 1778: The Last Great Battle In The North (Campaign 135)
: Brendan Morrissey, Adam Hook
: Osprey Publishing
: 2004
isbn: 1841767727
: 100
: english
: PDF (scan)

The battle of Monmouth Courthouse was not only the last major action in the Northern theater, it was also the longest and hardest-fought engagement of the entire Revolutionary War (1775-1783). When the British abandoned Philadelphia to return to New York City, American troops harassed their retreat. On the morning of 28 June 1778, General Lee, George Washingtons lieutenant, attacked the British rearguard but his attack went badly wrong. The British rearguard, now reinforced, threw Lees troops into a headlong retreat. Lee was relieved of his command and Washingtons Continentals then stood toe-to-toe with the British, bloodily repulsing a series of powerful attacks by crack troops.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 2-09-2013, 08:33 | : 414   (0)
  Culloden Moor 1746: The death of the Jacobite cause (Campaign 106)
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Culloden Moor 1746: The death of the Jacobite cause (Campaign 106)
: Stuart Reid, Gerry Embleton
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841764124
: 96
: english
: PDF (scan)

Osprey's study of the most important battle of the Jacobite Risings (1688-1746). The final demise of Jacobitism amid the slaughter of the Highland clans on a cold and damp Culloden Moor in April 1746 is undoubtedly one of the most famous battles in British military history. It has also been, until recently, one of the least understood from both a military and political perspective. In this modern and highly detailed account, this book combines a thorough understanding of 18th century tactics, an intimate knowledge of the battlefield itself and a scandalously underused archive of contemporary material from both sides to provide a detailed, accurate and dramatic account of this controversial battle.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 30-08-2013, 09:00 | : 422   (0)
  Seven Days Battles 1862: Lee's defense of Richmond (Campaign 133)
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Seven Days Battles 1862: Lee's defense of Richmond (Campaign 133)
: Angus Konstam, Stephen Walsh
: Osprey Publishing
: 2004
isbn: 1841766828
: 99
: english
: PDF (scan)

Osprey's examination of the short yet crucial campaign of the American Civil War (1861-1865). When General Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia, the Confederacy was in crisis. Lee changed all that in a brilliant, week-long campaign. On 26 June the Confederates struck, fighting two hard-fought battles in two days at Mechanicsville and Gaine's Mill. The ferocity of the Confederate assaults convinced McClellan that he was outnumbered. Unable to keep the Confederates at bay, the Union army was recalled to Washington. Despite losing a quarter of his men, Lee had saved Richmond, and inflicted a humiliating defeat on the Army of the Potomac.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 30-08-2013, 07:41 | : 395   (0)
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