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The Waffen-SS Ardennes Offensive

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Ian Baxter
Company: Pen & Sword

The German Operation Wacht am Rhein (Watch on the Rhine), also called the Ardennenoffensive (Ardennes Offensive) occurred from 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945, launched in the same area as the German 1940 attack on France, through the densely forested area between Belgium and Luxembourg. At this late stage in the war, the German military realized the only hope of stemming the Russian… more

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Panzerwaffe on the Battlefield 2 – Volume 21

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Jon Feenstra
Company: Peko Publishing

This landscaped, hardback book is written in both English and Hungarian, featuring select German armored vehicles throughout all theaters in World War II from 1939 to 1945. This is an incredible book with many previously unpublished photos of armored vehicles in depots, in the field and after combat. The next page reveals more surprises that the previous.

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Narvik and the Norwegian Campaign 1940

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Phillip Jowett
Company: Pen & Sword

Operation Studie Nord, the German plan for the invasion of Scandinavia was further developed into two separate plans that were to run concurrently – Weserubung (River Exercise) and Weserubung Sud (River Exercise South) for Norway and Denmark, respectively. The plans were drawn up after Germany’s invasion of Poland and during the “Phoney War” (Queen’s English as the book’s author is English).… more

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Hungarian Arms and Armor in World War Two

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Péter Mujzer
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

Hungary found itself on the losing side of World War I and the Treaty of Trianon was similar to the Treaty of Versailles imposed on Germany. As a result, Hungary was partitioned (see map on page 5) and reduced from 282,000 square kilometers to 93,000 square kilometers and its population from 18 million to 9.5 million people, absorbed by foreign countries hostile to Hungary; Hungary’s… more

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Burma Victory 1944-1945

Published: September 4, 2022
Book Author(s): Jon Diamond
Company: Pen & Sword

The book’s title, Burma Victory 1944-1945, is a little misleading as the first, very detailed chapter delves into the Japanese blitzkrieg beginning in December 1941 through 1942. The Japanese victories in China, the Dutch East Indies, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaya and the Philippines set the stage for this book on a long forgotten and neglected theater of World War II. The author does an… more

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Panther Medium Tank German Army and Waffen-SS Eastern Front, Summer 1943

Published: August 18, 2022
Book Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Company: Pen & Sword

The Panzerkampfwagen V (abbreviated PzKpfw V), also referred as the Sd.Kfz. 171, was better known as the Panther. TankCraft 34, Panther Medium Tank, German Army and Waffen-SS Normandy Campaign, Summer 1943, although the fifth book on the Panther in the TankCraft series, introduces the famed tank with its combat debut in Operation Citadel in July 1943. The Panther tank was developed to counter… more

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The Paras in Iraq, Operation Telic 1

Published: August 18, 2022
Book Author(s): Craig Allen
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

As a former paratrooper and combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I was eager to read and review The Paras in Iraq, Operation Telic 1 by Craig Allen. The title of the book is self-explanatory and replete with fantastic photos of first and third battalions of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment in action; first in staging areas in Kuwait, then their move into Basrah and further… more

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AMMO by Mig Japanese Infantry WWII, Figures Set Acrylic Paint

Published: July 27, 2022
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

A new, welcome release from prolific AMMO by Mig Jimenez, is this four-color acrylic paint set labelled for World War II Japanese Infantry. The paint comes in 17ml plastic bottles, complete with a stirring ball, in a clear plastic clamshell box. Also included is a color two-sided label with a very well painted World War II Japanese soldier with color callouts for the paints provided. While the… more

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Panzer IV, Medium Tank German Army and Waffen-SS Normandy Campaign, Summer 1944

Published: June 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Company: Pen & Sword

The Panzerkampfwagen IV (appropriately truncated to Pz.Kpfw. IV, Sonderkraftfarhrzeug 161, Sd.Kfz 161, or even better, the Panzer IV) was developed in 1937 with the Panzer IV Ausfuhrung (ausf) A, and was the most numerous produced tank in the German Army and Waffen SS in World War II. The Panzer IV had the ability to be upgunned and uparmored, allowing it to serve on equal terms with American… more

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M60 Main Battle Tank – America’s Cold War Warrior 1959-1997

Published: June 13, 2022
Book Author(s): David Grummitt
Company: Pen & Sword

The ubiquitous M60 Main Battle Tank (MBT) is the second generation of American MBTs and the fourth to carry the Patton name (following the M46, M47 and M48 series).  During my time in the Army, beginning in the mid-1990s in Germany, the M1 Abrams was in its ascendency, fresh from its victories in Operation Desert Storm.  I never paid much attention to the M60 other than remembering how tall… more