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Operation Meghdoot: India’s War in Siachen, 1984-2020. Asia @ War Series

Published: December 15, 2021
Book Author(s): Sanjay Badri-Maharaj
Company: Helion & Company

“It all started with few maps and an innocent German rafting expedition.” (Chapter 4, page 20). The war for the Siachen glacier sounds like something from a historical fiction book. One pundit called it two bald men fighting over a comb, but Operation Meghdoot was a 36-year-long shooting war fought at the highest elevations ever (up to 22,000 feet or ~6700 meters) between two bitter, next-door… more

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British Sloops and Frigates of the Second World War

Published: December 14, 2021
Book Author(s): Les Brown
Company: Seaforth Publishing

Casemate Publishers presents ShipCraft 27, British Sloops and Frigates of WW2 by Les Brown from Seaforth Publishing. This long-awaited book is a ship modeler’s dream come true as a reference work on the large numbers obscure but important Royal Navy antisubmarine warships that helped turn the tide in the Battle of the Atlantic. This easy-to-digest book details each of the 17 classes of sloops… more

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Cruisers of the III Reich. Vol. 1

Published: October 7, 2021
Book Author(s): Witold Koszela
Company: Stratus

The author, Wikold Koszela, has written 24 books on warships, mostly British, United States and German battleships and modern Polish and Soviet Navy warships. Twelve of his publications are in the Kagero Top Drawing series. For this and other books, Witold also supplied the line and color drawings, and they are top quality and very helpful for modelers. I could not find additional information… more

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Pacific Adversaries. Volume Four. Imperial Japanese Navy vs The Allies. The Solomons 1943-1944.

Published: September 2, 2021
Book Author(s): Michael John Claringbould
Company: Casemate UK

Thanks to Casemate Publishing & IPMSUSA for the review copy!

The author, Michael John Claringbould, developed an acute interest in documenting WW2 South Pacific wrecks after getting no answers about the WW2 plane wreck on the hill next to his grade school in Port Moresby, PNG (Papua New Guinea). He carried a wingtip home and from his photos it… more

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French Battleships 1922-1956

Published: May 2, 2021
Book Author(s): John Jordan & Robert Dumas
Company: Seaforth Publishing

Thanks to Casemate Publishing & IPMSUSA for the review copy!

Battleship lovers – break out your drool cups! Everything you always wanted to know about French WW2 battleships is here! This heavy book is the ultimate – last of the FMN battleships. You now have the sine qua non of French battleship books. You could stop reading this review right here because you have all you really… more

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The Japanese Battleship Kongo 1944 - Top Drawings

Published: May 2, 2021
Book Author(s): Waldemar Goralski
Company: Kagero Publishing

Kagero Publishing, from Poland, is one of the major military history publishing houses. Since 1998, when Kagero started publishing in English, over 600 titles have been produced at a pace of 60 per year or more. Topics focus on specific planes, armor and ships, along with a bevy of focused topics, such as a class of warships or an armor type. Kagero caters to ship modelers by turning out books… more

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Dettingen 1743 - Miracle on the Main

Published: April 30, 2021
Book Author(s): Michael McNally
Company: Osprey Publishing

Thanks to Osprey Publishing & IPMSUSA for the review copy!

Michael (Mike) McNally, a native Londoner, has authored ten books for Osprey – this is his latest. Mike has written about the battles of Aughrim, Boyne and the Irish Brigade in French service. He is working on German colonial campaigns during WWI, Irish military history and the Marlborough campaign.

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The Naval War of the Pacific. 1879-1884 Saltpeter War. No. 3111

Published: April 11, 2021
Book Author(s): Piotr Olender
Company: MMP Books

Thanks to Casemate Publishing & IPMSUSA for the review copy!

Piotr Olender is a Polish naval historian who lives in Gdansk, Poland. He has authored a series of books via MMP Books and Casemate that delve into the little-known, predominantly naval wars around the world in the last half of the 1800s and early 1900s.

This particular offering gives an operational history of the… more

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Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV. Volume 3 – The Armies of the Ottoman Empire 1645-1718

Published: April 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Bruno Mugnai
Company: Helion & Company

Bruno Mugnai is a prolific author and illustrator who has specialized in history of eastern Europe in the 16th-18th centuries, ancient Italian states and South America after Spanish conquest. He has previously published titles for the Italian Army and Helion & Company (UK), including five volumes on Wars and Soldiers in the early Reign of Louis XIV, and the Cretan War (1645-1671). He also… more

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Trinidad 1990: The Caribbean’s Islamist Insurrection

Published: April 8, 2021
Book Author(s): Sanjay Badri-Maharaj
Company: Helion & Company

Sanjay Badri-Maharaj is the author of this book but also was there when it happened. As such, he has a personal stake in getting this book a wide audience. Sanjay is a native TTer (TT stands forTrinidad & Tobago, as they say on the islands), an Indo-Trinidadian. He studied at Kings College London, and received a PhD from the Department of War Studies, focusing on India’s nuclear… more