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  Irish-American Units in the Civil War (Men-at-Arms Series 448)
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Irish-American Units in the Civil War (Men-at-Arms Series 448)
: Thomas Rodgers, Richard Hook
: Osprey Publishing
: 2008
isbn: 1846033268, 9781846033261
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

Some 150,000 Irish-American immigrants served in the Union Army during the Civil War (1861-1865), most of them from Boston, New York and Chicago, and about 40,000 fought in the Confederate Army. The best known unit was the Irish Brigade of the Union Army of the Potomac, which distinguished itself at Antietam and, particularly, at Fredericksburg, where its sacrificial bravery astonished friend and foe alike. Famous regiments were New York's 'Fighting 69th', the 9th Massachusetts, 116th Pennsylvania, 23rd Illinois and 35th Indiana. Two Louisiana Confederate brigages from New Orleans were almost entirely Irish and several other Irish companies made a name for themselves at Shiloh, Chickamauga and other key battles. This book will give a brief overview of the history of the units on each side of the conflict and will be illustrated with uniform details, flags and archival photographs.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 20-03-2015, 09:11 | : 389   (0)
  The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II (Men-at-Arms Series 449)
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The Royal Hungarian Army in World War II (Men-at-Arms Series 449)
: Nigel Thomas, Laszlo Szabo
: Osprey Publishing
: 2008
isbn: 1846033241, 9781846033247
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Royal Hungarian Army was Germany's largest ally on the Eastern Front during World War II (1939-1945), providing a vital contribution in terms of both men and equipment. Information about the Hungarian Army in English is rare, and in this book co-authors Nigel Thomas and Hungarian expert Laszlo Szabo fill in the gaps about an important German ally. Deployed in Ukraine at the beginning of the war, the Hungarian Army were involved in a number of brutal encounters with the Red Army, including stubborn resistance in Transylvania in the summer of 1944 and the brave defence of Budapest in the face of overwhelming odds. The Hungarian Army was a varied and colorful force, ranging from mountain troops and tank units to horse cavalry and specialist infantry. All of these are illustrated in full color artwork, and the text is full of details about the Hungarian Army's own, quite distinct uniforms and insignia as well as many of its own weapons and tanks. With so little of this information readily available outside of Hungary, this is an essential starter resource for war gamers, modelers, re-enactors and military historians.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 19-03-2015, 06:17 | : 248   (0)
  Indian Tribes of the New England Frontier (Men-at-Arms Series 428)
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Indian Tribes of the New England Frontier (Men-at-Arms Series 428)
: Michael Johnson, Jonathan Smith
: Osprey Publishing
: 2006
isbn: 1841769371
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

This book offers a detailed introduction to the tribes of the New England region - the first native American peoples affected by contact with the French and English colonists. By 1700 several tribes had already been virtually destroyed, and many others were soon reduced and driven from their lands by disease, war or treachery. The tribes were also drawn into the savage frontier wars between the French and the British. The final defeat of French Canada and the subsequent unchecked expansion of the British colonies resulted in the virtual extinction of the region's Indian culture, which is only now being revived by small descendant communities.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 17-03-2015, 09:03 | : 264   (0)
  Armies of Ivan the Terrible: Russian Troops 1505-1700 (Men-at-Arms Series 427)
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Armies of Ivan the Terrible: Russian Troops 1505-1700 (Men-at-Arms Series 427)
: David Nicolle, Angus McBride
: Osprey Publishing
: 2006
isbn: 1841769258
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

It is generally assumed that the military reforms which propelled Russia into the modern world were due solely to the genius of Peter the Great. In fact, his reforms were built upon changes that had taken place during the previous 200 years, since the creation in 1550 of Russia's first full-time military force (the streltsi) by Ivan IV the Terrible. This account traces Russia's armies from that beginning, through the creation of paid regular regiments from1630, up to the reign of Peter the Great. It is illustrated with rare early drawings, photos of surviving artifacts, and dazzling colour reconstructions of exotic military costumes.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 17-03-2015, 06:36 | : 505   (0)
  Tribes of the Iroquois Confederation (Men-at-Arms Series 395)
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Tribes of the Iroquois Confederation (Men-at-Arms Series 395)
: Michael Johnson, Jonathan Smith
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841764906
: 52
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Five (later Six) Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy were central to the story of the white colonization of the American Northeast. The European fur trade transformed their world, and the struggles between English and French colonists forced the tribes to take sides during the Beaver Wars as well as the French and Indian Wars (1689-1763), which included King William's War, Queen Anne's War, King George's War, and finally ended with the French and Indian War of 1754. Sir William Johnson's efforts in the Mohawk Valley ensured that the Iroquois Nations were allies of the British crown; and the loyalty of his kinsman Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea) during the American Revolution forced the Mohawks into Canadian exile. This richly illustrated book introduces Iroquois history, social organization, religion and material culture.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 9-03-2015, 15:07 | : 304   (0)
  The British Army in World War I (3): The Eastern Fronts (Men-at-Arms Series 406)
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The British Army in World War I (3): The Eastern Fronts (Men-at-Arms Series 406)
: Mike Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 2005
isbn: 1841764019
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

Although Britain's greatest commitment of land forces was on the Western Front during World War I (1914-1918), British, Empire and Dominion troops also fought in other theatres of operations and in some cases continued to fight there after the Armistice had ended hostilities in the West. This last of our series of three titles describes these far-flung campaigns, in Italy, the Balkans, the Middle East, several parts of Africa, Russia, China, and even the North-West Frontier of India. The text is illustrated with contemporary photographs, and with meticulous colour plates of British, African, Indian and Australian troops, in the uniforms and equipment used on battle fronts from the desert sands to the snows of north Russia.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 9-03-2015, 13:29 | : 300   (0)
  The British Army in World War I (2): The Western Front 1916-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 402)
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The British Army in World War I (2): The Western Front 1916-18 (Men-at-Arms Series 402)
: Mike Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 2005
isbn: 1841764000
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

In 1916, Britain was finally forced to introduce universal conscription to replace the terrible casualties suffered by the pre-war Regulars, the Territorials and the eager but unprepared volunteers of the 'New Armies'. In 1917 and 1918, the vastly expanded British Expeditionary Force became the most effective of all the combatant armies in France, its improved weapons and tactics forged in the furnaces of the Somme and the Ypres Salient. Shaken but resilient under Germany's last desperate offensive in spring 1918, it swept forward to final victory. This second of three titles charts its changing appearance in colourful detail.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 6-03-2015, 08:31 | : 297   (0)
  The British Army in World War I (1): The Western Front 1914-16 (Men-at-Arms Series 391)
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The British Army in World War I (1): The Western Front 1914-16 (Men-at-Arms Series 391)
: Mike Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841763993
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

At the outbreak of World War I in August 1914 the British Army was unique: it was a small force raised entirely by voluntary recruitment. The first campaigns of the British Expeditionary Force brought admiration from the enemy, but by the end of 1914 it had been virtually eliminated. Kitcheners call for new volunteers drew such a patriotic response that by mid-1916 the BEF had grown to 55 divisions. This book explains and llustrates the uniform, equipment and organization of the British Army up to the end of the battle of the Somme.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 6-03-2015, 06:36 | : 284   (0)
  Armies of the German Peasants' War 1524-26 (Men-at-Arms Series 384)
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Armies of the German Peasants' War 1524-26 (Men-at-Arms Series 384)
: Douglas Miller, Angus McBride
: Osprey Publishing
: 2003
isbn: 1841765074
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

In the 1520s, a brief but savage war broke out in Germany when various insurgent groups rose to overthrow the power structure. The movement took as its emblem a peasant's shoe and the collective title of 'Bundschuh', and this became known as the Peasants' War (15241526) - although the rebel armies actually included as many townsmen, miners, disaffected knights and mercenary soldiers as rural peasants. The risings involved large armies of up to 18,000 men, and there were several major battles before the movement was put down with the utmost ferocity. This book details the armies, tactics, costume, weapons, personalities and events of this savage war.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 4-03-2015, 15:01 | : 644   (0)
  Italian Medieval Armies 1000-1300 (Men-at-Arms Series 376)
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Italian Medieval Armies 1000-1300 (Men-at-Arms Series 376)
: David Nicolle, Angus McBride
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1841763225
: 46
: english
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As early as the 11th century, Italian warfare was developing along lines which were unique in medieval Europe. This fragmented, cosmopolitan region, increasingly rich from international trade, saw the rise of independent cities able to fund armies of urban militia, sometimes defying the traditional feudal aristocracy. Against this background regional powers - the Normans, the Papacy, the German Emperors, the Angevins and Aragonese - manoeuvred for advantage. This engrossing account of the armies of northern and southern Italy - their organisation, command structure, strategy, tactics and fortifications - is illustrated with rare manuscript images, diagrams of fortifications, and eight striking colour plates showing armour and weapons of all types.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 4-03-2015, 06:54 | : 312   (0)
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