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Operation Restore Hope: US Military Intervention in Somalia and the Battle of Mogadishu, 19912-1994. Revised Edition.

Published: December 11, 2022
Book Author(s): Peter Baxter
Company: Helion & Company

Casemate Publishing continues to release and distribute Helion’s ongoing series on wars in the twentieth century. This particular volume is part of their collection dealing with conflicts in the continent of Africa and covers the United Nation and United States intervention in Somalia from 1992 to 1994. As with other works in this series, they provide text, contemporary photographs that are… more

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Russian Cruiser Moskva (Top Drawings 129)

Published: December 3, 2022
Book Author(s): Witold Koszela
Company: Kagero Publishing

Kagero Publications, a publishing house in Poland, has continued their series of top drawings of military equipment. This edition, number 129, covers the Russian cruiser, Moskva. In the spring of 2022, the Moskva made the news. The ship was a casualty in the recent war between the Russia and the Ukraine. The ship was hit by two anti-ship missiles and was sunk, though the Russians denied it.… more

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Never Ready: Britain’s Armed Forces and NATO’s Flexible Response Strategy, 1967-1989

Published: October 25, 2022
Book Author(s): Kenton White
Company: Helion & Company

Casemate publishing continues its ongoing series of post-World War Two conflicts in Europe with an interesting volume that concentrates on Britain’s contributions to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), in the last phase of the Cold War. This is an unusual volume in that the text is derived from the author’s Ph.D dissertation on the same topic. The volume is richly illustrated with… more

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Defending Rodinu: Build-Up and Operational History of the Soviet Air Defence Force, Vol. 1 (Europe at War Series, No. 20)

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Krzystof Dabrownski
Company: Casemate Publishers

Casemate Publishing continues its series on modern conflicts in Europe with the first volume of a projected two that deals with the creation and evolution of the Soviet air defense system. As with many books in this series, it is richly illustrated with contemporary black and white photographs, maps, and a series of color profiles of Soviet and US aircraft. Using English and Russian sources,… more

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Arracourt 1944: Triumph of American Armor

Published: June 15, 2022
Book Author(s): Dmitry Mike Guardia
Company: Casemate Publishers

Casemate publishing, a prolific publisher of military history titles, has begun releasing a line of books that focus on huge array of subjects from a single battle, campaigns, hardware, and military units. They are paperback and richly illustrated with contemporary photographs, color profiles, and maps. For many of you, this format may be familiar to other publications that dissect a well-… more

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Encyclopedie Illustree Les Trains Blindes, de notre 1825 a nos jours (Illustrated Encyclopedia of Armored Trains, 1825 to the Present)

Published: January 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Paul Malmassari
Company: Editions Heimdal

Heimdal is a prolific French Publisher of military history and is distributed by Casemate Publishing. It is a large book at 520 pages and hundreds of black and white and color photographs as well as contemporary drawings and profiles done by the author. The text and captions are in French, though it appears there was an English version of this work from another publisher. My reading knowledge… more

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The Sino-Soviet Border War of 1969: The Border Conflict That Almost Sparked a Nuclear War, Vol. 1 (Asia at War Series, No. 21)

Published: October 7, 2021
Book Author(s): Dmitry Ryabuskin & Harold Orenstein
Company: Helion & Company

Helion & Company continues their series on Asia at War with the first of two volumes on the Sino-Soviet Border Skirmishes of 1969. The author is Russian and it was translated into English. From time-to-time there are some cumbersome sentences and the perspective of the author comes through as you read on. The book is full of contemporary photographs, so they are in black and white. There… more

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Jackal 1 High Mobility Weapon Platform

Published: September 2, 2021
Company: MRC

The Jackal 1 is a new kit from the prolific model company, Hobby Boss in 1/35 scale. It is a unique vehicle from the United Kingdom and deployed to Afghanistan. For those of you unfamiliar with the vehicle, here’s a short description from Hobby Boss, “The British Army has added a category of vehicle to the armored vehicle fleet called the tactical support vehicle (TSV). 400 TSVs were ordered… more

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75 Years of the Israeli Air Force, Volume 2: The Last Half Century, 1973-2023

Published: January 25, 2022
Book Author(s): Bill Norton
Company: Helion & Company

This is the second volume of two published by Hellion covering the history of the Israeli Air Force from its founding to the present. As with other Hellion volumes, it follows an established format. Using a chronological format, the narrative begins where the last volume left off. The text begins with the end of the Yom Kippur War and ends in 2023 with a little bit of forecasting into the… more

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Operation DANUBE: Soviet and Warsaw Pact Intervention in Czechoslovakia, 1968 (Europe at War No. 7)

Published: April 19, 2021
Book Author(s): David Francois
Company: Helion & Company

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of spending a week in Prague. Relatively untouched by the Second World War, I had a delightful time. While I had a general knowledge of what happened in 1968, I was not thinking about the sacrifices that the inhabitants of the city made. This volume fills that gap. Hellion Publishing has created a host of series that examine conflicts around the world,… more