Army of the Republic of Vietnam 1955-75 (Men-at-Arms, Volume by Gordon Rottman

By Gordon Rottman

Rottman's most recent name discusses the unique reorganization of Vietnam forces, from the unique colonial constitution carried out by means of the French into the 1st nationwide military of Vietnam. whole with a close background of the command constitution and orders of conflict, Rottman sheds mild at the little recognized divisional histories of the military via infrequent, unique resource fabric. furthermore, the writer examines intimately the evolution of such key devices as armoured forces, ranger instructions in addition to strive against unit association. This, including an in depth research of the reviews of the common rank and dossier soldier in addition to officer corps, presents a concise and and in-depth heritage of a military that's too frequently missed or quick judged.

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Civil War Uniforms: A Photo Guide : Confederate Forces by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

Lots of those photos have survived to supply historians and lovers with exact facts on uniforms and guns. 1000s of real replications are awarded the following with insightful captions declaring information that the typical observer may possibly leave out. occasionally the faces themselves inform the tales, occasionally the clues lie within the quantity or placement of buttons or in insignia upon a breastplate. A chronology of significant battles and turning issues offers viewpoint, whereas an outline of the aim of every corps and squadron offers a special perspective at the members. Uniforms and guns are defined and illustrated intimately lending much more intending to the images all through.

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US Cavalry on the Plains 1850-90 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 168) by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

Occasions within the nineteenth century grew to become the minds of usa citizens westwards in the direction of eventual and inevitable clash with the Plains Indians. the 1st was once victory within the Mexican-American battle, which introduced hundreds of thousands of acres of recent land within the West. the second one used to be the invention of gold in California. one of many result of this migration used to be clash with the Indians who inhabited the Plains. So it used to be common that the military, the nation's armed peace-keepers, could be despatched to garrison the West. This booklet by way of Philip Katcher tells the soaking up tale of the USA cavalrymen who patrolled the Plains from 1850-90.

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The Swiss at War 1300-1500 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 94) by Douglas Miller

By Douglas Miller

Throughout the 14th and fifteenth centuries army strategies in Europe underwent a interval of sustained transformation of which the end result used to be the rejuvenation of the footsoldier because the significant tactical unit. One state by myself stands largely chargeable for this improvement – the Swiss Confederation. for hundreds of years the fastened knights had 'ridden roughshod over the populations of Europe'. It used to be within the Swiss halberdier and later the pikeman that the fastened men-at-arms have been to satisfy their fit. This soaking up textual content via Douglas Miller offers an account of upward push of the Swiss military to its tactical zenith, starting with the vintage come upon at Morgarten.

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The Black Brunswickers (Men-at-Arms, Volume 7) by Otto Von Pivka

By Otto Von Pivka

In 1809 the dispossessed Friedrich Wilhelm of Brunswick, ate up by means of his hope for revenge opposed to Napoleon, entered into an contract with the Austrians to elevate a brand new corps of infantry and cavalry. As a actual expression of this vengeance he made up our minds to dress his new troops all in black and followed as his badge the cranium and crossbones, leading to his corps' christening as Die Schwarze Schar (the Black Horde). This ebook info the pivotal function that the Black Brunswickers performed in significant battles of the Napoleonic Wars, together with Quatre Bras and Waterloo, and descriptions the association, uniforms and kit of those bold troops.

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Men-at-Arms 400: Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (2) The by Mike Chappell

By Mike Chappell

The forces which Wellington led in Portugal and Spain and up into southern France throughout the Peninsular War (1808-1814) completed a checklist of victory maybe unrivaled within the background of the British military. between his infantry the regiments of the sunshine department have been self-consciously an ?lite, knowledgeable to struggle with initiative and independence at the uncovered edges of the marching military. This ebook explains their evolution and strategies, information the campaigns during which they fought and illustrates the uniforms and kit of the sunshine Infantry regiments: the forty third (Monmouthshire), 52nd (Oxfordshire), 51st (2nd Yorkshire), 68th (Durham) and eighty fifth (Bucks Volunteers).

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The Boxer Rebellion (Men-at-Arms, Volume 95) by Lynn Bodin

By Lynn Bodin

Within the yr 1900, an exceptional co-operation happened among the 8 significant army powers of the area. For greater than a 12 months army and naval body of workers from Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, nice Britain, Italy, Japan, Russia and the us fought jointly opposed to a typical enemy. That enemy used to be a society whose aim used to be the extermination of all 'foreign devils' in China – the I Ho Ch'uan, or Righteous Harmonious Fists, higher identified to the West because the Boxers. This attractive account, choked with unique pictures and entire color paintings, tells the tale of this specified prevalence in army history.

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

By Charles Melson, Ramiro Bujeiro

This quantity offers an in-depth examine the adventure of the normal US marine 'grunt' in Vietnam. supplier of the corps, weaponry, gear, uniforms, education and clinical preparations are all mentioned. even though, the place this ebook differs from different comparable works isn't just within the element that it is going into but in addition within the unifying subject matter of reading a lot of these differing facets of marine existence from the viewpoint of a soldier serving within the clash. the writer, Charles Melson, really served in Vietnam, and it really is this own event that enables him to supply one of these particular attitude at the topic.

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