The Roman Army from Hadrian to Constantine (Men-at-Arms, by Michael Simkins

By Michael Simkins

The yr of 122 was once the 1st time a Roman Emperor had set foot within the Province of Britannia because the invasion in advert forty three. doubtless he had learn many stories in regards to the harm because of marauding tribesmen crossing from what's now Scotland into the Province. Hadrian, for that reason, determined - within the phrases of his biographer - 'to construct a wall to split the Romans from the Barbarians'. This enticing paintings from writer Michael Simkins explores extensive the employer, apparatus, guns and armour of the Roman military from Hadrian to Constantine, probably the most fascinating sessions in Roman history.

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US Marine rifleman in Vietnam, 1965-73 by Charles Melson, Ramiro Bujeiro

By Charles Melson, Ramiro Bujeiro

This quantity presents an in-depth examine the adventure of the normal US marine 'grunt' in Vietnam. company of the corps, weaponry, apparatus, uniforms, education and scientific preparations are all mentioned. besides the fact that, the place this e-book differs from different related works isn't just within the aspect that it is going into but in addition within the unifying subject matter of interpreting these kind of differing facets of marine lifestyles from the perspective of a soldier serving within the clash. the writer, Charles Melson, truly served in Vietnam, and it's this own adventure that permits him to supply this kind of detailed perspective at the topic.

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U.S. Marine Corps Unit Insignia in Vietnam 1961-1975: A by E Richard Wilson

By E Richard Wilson

This publication is a close examine of the USA Marine Corps unit insignia within the Republic of Vietnam from the Marine Advisors within the early Nineteen Sixties to the Marine defense Forces evacuation of the Embassy in 1975. a whole order of conflict of all U.S. Marine Air and floor Forces that served in state in the course of the Vietnam warfare is incorporated, as well as usa Allied and overseas forces serving less than the III Marine Amphibious strength, culminating in over 350 complete colour person unit insignia right down to no less than battalion and squadron degrees. With its entire descriptions and pricing consultant for even the main hugely wanted and intensely infrequent unofficial in-country (theater) made patches, this photographic reference is a must-have for the army insignia collector and historian.

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Napoleon's German Allies (2): Nassau and Oldenburg by Otto Von Pivka

By Otto Von Pivka

On October 14th, 1808, Napoleon persuaded Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig of Oldenburg to affix the Confederation of the Rhine through the Treaty of Erfurt - the army contingent to be maintained via the duchy was once set at an infantry battalion of 800 males in six businesses. equally, Friedrich August, Herzog of Nassau, was once charged, below the phrases of the treaty with coordinating and organizing the army efforts of all of the tiny states of its neighbours. during this great addition to Osprey's Men-at-Arms sequence, Otto Von Pivka information the crusade historical past and uniforms of Napoleon's Nassau and Oldenburg allied troops.

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Napoleon's Line Chasseurs (Men-at-Arms, Volume 68) by Emir Bukhari

By Emir Bukhari

The chasseurs, being the indigenous French mild horse, can maybe be equated top with the infantry demi-brigades of this era, a half-trained, unprofessional, makeshift assortment, making up with zeal what they lacked in adventure, a qualification which certainly not decreased the significance in their function inside of Napoleon's all-conquering military. Emir Bukhari's superb textual content examines the gown and kit of Napoleon's line chasseurs, plus the histories of person regiments in a quantity containing a plethora of illustrations and diagrams together with 8 complete web page colour plates via well known artist Angus McBride, exhibiting numerous uniforms in admirable detail.

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American Civil War Armies: Union Troops by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

The united states military throughout the Civil warfare used to be the biggest the rustic had raised in its short heritage; and it can stay the biggest ever raised until eventually global warfare I. In all, 2,772,408 males served in a few department or different of the USA military. This targeted paintings through Philip Katcher is a entire consultant to the uniforms, accoutrements, insignia and guns of the Union Troops who fought the yankee Civil battle, with a wealth of illustrations, together with modern pictures and 8 complete web page color plates by means of Ron Volstad.

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Saxon, Viking and Norman (Men-at-Arms, Volume 85) by Terence Wise

By Terence Wise

If there's something we will be able to be certain of about the Saxons, Vikings and Normans who inhabited the medieval global, it truly is that they have been lots extra complex than a few writings could have us think. This attention-grabbing booklet via Terence clever explores the heritage, association, garments, apparatus and guns of Saxon, Viking and Norman peoples, protecting wide-ranging subject matters akin to Anglo-Saxon shields, Viking raiding ships and the association of Norman armies.The soaking up and readable textual content is enriched through quite a few illustrations and museum pictures with commentaries, plus 8 fantastically drawn complete web page color plates through well known army artist Gerry Embleton.

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Italian Medieval Armies 1300-1500 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 136) by David Nicolle

By David Nicolle

Mercenaries have been a standard function all through such a lot of Europe within the 14th and fifteenth centuries, and were recognized some distance previous. yet nowhere did the sort of subtle approach of hiring, check and corporation of mercenaries improve because it did in Italy. The condottiere - whose identify got here from the condotta or agreement among himself and his business enterprise - used to be the end result. even if commander or humble trooper, the condottiere was once an entire specialist. His ability hasn't ever been doubted, yet his loyalty and commitment to a selected reason usually has. David Nicolle offers a desirable exploration of the condottiere; his roles, fingers and equipment.

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The British Army in World War I (2): The Western Front by Mike Chappell

By Mike Chappell

In 1916, Britain used to be ultimately pressured to introduce common conscription to exchange the poor casualties suffered through the pre-war Regulars, the Territorials and the keen yet unprepared volunteers of the 'New Armies'. In 1917 and 1918, the enormously extended British Expeditionary strength grew to become the best of the entire combatant armies in France, its stronger guns and strategies solid within the furnaces of the Somme and the Ypres Salient. Shaken yet resilient below Germany's final determined offensive in spring 1918, it swept ahead to ultimate victory. This moment of 3 titles charts its altering visual appeal in vibrant aspect.

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