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Woman in My Uniform: Women of the Third Reich in Their Husbands' Uniforms. Di Palma. Woman in My Uniform: Women of the Third Reich in Their Husbands' Uniforms. Di Palma.

At once an examination of gender ideology in the Third Reich, a history of women in uniform as photographic theme, and an analysis of the functions of wartime photography, The Woman in My Uniform compiles original Third Reich photos of German women wearing men's military uniforms - often their husband's, boyfriend's, or family member's - nearly all never before published. Photography, especially portraiture, reveals the people and cultures they portray in immediate, intimate ways: these photos show a personal, often-amusing practice in one of the most oppressive regimes in human history. Prefacing the photos with a history of depictions of women in uniform, as well as an overview of the growth in popularity of photography in Germany both before and during the war, DiPalma's meticulous research offers context and insight into these original photographs. AUTHOR: Matt DiPalma, a graphic designer and illustrator for over 40 years, has been collecting historical ephemera for more than 25 years. Combining his love of history and art, he reproduces his collection for motion pictures, museums, and living historians.

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Out of the Rat Trap: Desert Adventures with Rommel. Reisch. Out of the Rat Trap: Desert Adventures with Rommel. Reisch.

For the Austrian Max Reisch, pioneer international motorist and writer of the 1930s, World War II offered yet more opportunities for adventure. Here is his lively account of his time with a vehicle maintenance unit of the Afrikakorps in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia. On forays into the desert at the wheel of a captured Jeep, searching out wrecked vehicles for spare parts, he visited the fabulous oasis of Siwa and dug his way out of the sinister minefield of Minqar Qaim. Seeing German defeat as inevitable, he hatched several escape plans and finally, with no experience of the sea, acquired a dilapidated fishing boat and some rudimentary navigation skills. He avoided capture at Tunis and, despite damage to the boat, set sail for Sicily together with seven comrades (and one small dog). Running the blockade of Allied warships and weathering a sudden storm, his motley crew succeeded against the odds.

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Turning The Tide. Cawthorne. Turning The Tide. Cawthorne.

The Second World War was the final global conflict of the twentieth century. It involved more combatants, and a wider range of battlefield terrain than any other conflict in history, from the frozen plains of Russia to the Libyan desert, and from the depths of the Atlantic to the skies over Britain. Turning the Tide examines the progress of the war, from the British evacuation of Dunkirk, an operation unparalleled in history, to the final battle amid the ruins of Berlin. Types of battle considered include airborne assault (Crete), amphibious assault (Iwo Jima), armoured (The Battle of the Bulge), aerial (Battle of Britain), and the battles for two cities (Stalingrad and Berlin

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The Battle of Long Tan. The Company Commanders Story. Smith. The Battle of Long Tan. The Company Commanders Story. Smith.

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist and heavy monsoon rain, amid the mud and shattered rubber trees, a dispersed Company of 108 men held its ground with courage and grim determination against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops. When the battle subsided, 18 Australian soldiers lay dead and 24 had been wounded.
Battlefield clearance revealed 245 enemy bodies with captured documents later confirming the count at over 500 enemy killed and 800 wounded. These men were led by a gruff and gusty perfectionist, Major Harry Smith. Now, some 53 years after the battle, Harry tells his story. The Battle of Long Tan is more than just an account of a historic battle. Harry Smith takes his readers on an extraordinary journey one that ultimately reveals a remarkable cover-up at the highest military and political echelons.
The Battle of Long Tan is also Harry’s life story and portrays his many personal battles, from failed marriages to commando-style killing; from a horrific parachute accident through to his modern-day struggles with bureaucracy for recognition for his soldiers. Harry’s battles are tempered by his love of sailing, where he has at last found some peace. The Battle of Long Tan portrays the wrenching, visceral experience of a man who has fought lifelong battles, in a story that he is only now able to tell. Harry can still hear the gunfire and smell the blood spilt at Long Tan. For him, the fight continues.


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My Vietnam War. Scarred Forever. Morgan. My Vietnam War. Scarred Forever. Morgan.

My Vietnam is Dave Morgans story. A typical 20 year old, he was forced into extraordinary circumstances in Vietnam. Far from his carefree youth, the Vietnam War would expose Dave to an atmosphere of ever-present danger and sheer terror that would impact him forever. His return to a divided Australia would isolate him further. During his service Dave wrote home to his mother from Vietnam tracking the days and the events.
In 1992, after his mother passed away, he found all of his letters with his own recollections and diary entries, and the short stories of seven other veterans, to capture the unbelievable danger and horror that these young men experienced in Vietnam. He also describes how Vietnam established life-long feelings of intense loyalty, trust and mateship between the men that served there. Daves story focuses on his time as a soldier and his return psychologically exhausted to a divided nation.

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The Music Maker. One POW Provided Hope For Thousands. Byrne. The Music Maker. One POW Provided Hope For Thousands. Byrne.

On May 8 1945, forty-six-year-old Drum Major Jackson staggered towards his American liberators. Emaciated, dressed in rags, his decayed boots held together with string, he'd been force-marched for twenty days over the Austrian Alps after five heinous years as a POW in Nazi labour camps. He collapsed into his liberators' arms, clinging to his only meaningful possession-his war diary.
Having already experienced the horrific nature of battle in the First World War, Jackson had now survived another War-unlike hundreds of his mates, who'd succumbed to disease, insanity, or had been killed in action. Men far younger than he.
But he could never have imagined what awaited him on the home front.
A captivating testament to human endurance, Jackson's diary and photos, one of the last such memoirs to be published, is the inspiration for The Music Maker. An unforgettable and gripping true story about the life and times

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Pure Massacre. Aussie Soldiers Reflect on the Rwandan Genocide. O'Halloran. Pure Massacre. Aussie Soldiers Reflect on the Rwandan Genocide. O'Halloran.

Rwanda is no stranger to violence. In 1994, an orgy of killing swept across the tiny land-locked nation and genocide, the size and magnitude unseen since the Hitler horrors of WWII, erupted. Around one million men, women and children were mercilessly shot, hacked to death or burnt alive.
To alleviate the suffering and restore order to shattered lives, a group of Australian UN peacekeepers, made up of soldiers and army medical personnel, was sent to Rwanda under a United Nations mandate. These Australians would be exposed to a lack of humanity they were not prepared for and found hard to fathom.
On 22nd April 1995, the daily horror and tragedy they had witnessed escalated out of control. At a displaced persons’ camp in Kibeho, in full view of the Australian soldiers, over 4,000 unarmed men, women and children died in a hail of bullets, grenades and machete blades at the hands of the Rwandan Patriotic Army. Constrained by the UN peacekeeping Rules of Engagement, these Australians could only watch helplessly and try to assist the wounded under the gaze of the trigger-happy killers.
Pure Massacre is a record of what happened during this peacekeeping mission. Kevin “Irish” O’Halloran, a Platoon Sergeant at the time, stresses the weaknesses of the UN charter and what happens when “good men do nothing”. He pulls together the perspectives of those Australian soldiers who served in Rwanda at this time. Pure Massacre gives a new and personal voice to the Kibeho Massacre.

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Rise of the Superheroes. Tosh. Rise of the Superheroes. Tosh.

They Could Be Heroes Rise of the Superheroes--Greatest Silver Age Comic Books and Characters is a visual and entertaining adventure exploring one of the most popular and significant eras of comic book history. From 1956 to 1970, the era gave us Spider-Man, The Avengers, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and a flurry of other unforgettable and formidable characters. The Silver Age redefined and immortalized superheroes as the massive pop culture titans they are today. Lavishly illustrated with comic book covers and original art, the book chronicles: - The new frontier of DC Comics, with a revamped Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, and new characters including Hawkman
- Marvel's new comics featuring Thor and The Fantastic Four
- The pop art years that saw Batman's "new look" and the TV series
- Independent characters, including Fat Fury and T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents
- Spotlights new and re-imagined superheroes, like Wonder Woman, who have become central to modern pop culture
- Includes values of these comics, which are popular with collectors
Thanks to the Silver Age, superheroes are bigger and badder than ever.

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The Spitfire. Carruthers. The Spitfire. Carruthers.

The Supermarine Spitfire was a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries throughout the Second World War. The Spitfire continued to be used as a front line fighter and in secondary roles into the 1950s. It was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft and was the only British fighter in production throughout the war. The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft designed by R. J. Mitchell. The Spitfire's elliptical wing had a thin cross-section, allowing a higher top speed than several contemporary fighters, including the Hawker Hurricane. Speed was seen as essential to carry out the mission of home defence against enemy bombers. During the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire was perceived by the public as the RAF fighter of the battle, though the more numerous Hawker Hurricane shouldered a greater proportion of the burden against the Luftwaffe. The Spitfire units had a lower attrition rate and a higher victory to loss ratio than those flying Hurricanes. After the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire became the backbone of RAF Fighter Command, and saw action in the European, Mediterranean, Pacific and the South-East Asian theatres. Much loved by its pilots, the Spitfire served in several roles, including interceptor, photo-reconnaissance, fighter-bomber, carrier-based fighter, and trainer. It was built in many variants, using several wing configurations. Edited by Emmy Award winning author and historian Bob Carruthers, this illustrated edition is the definitive single volume overview of the history of the Spitfire.

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The Battle of Long Tan The Company Commanders Story. Smith The Battle of Long Tan The Company Commanders Story. Smith

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist and heavy monsoon rain, amid the mud and shattered rubber trees, a dispersed Company of 108 men held its ground with courage and grim determination against a three-sided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops.
When the battle subsided, 18 Australian soldiers lay dead and 24 had been wounded. Battlefield clearance revealed 245 enemy bodies with captured documents later confirming the count at over 500 enemy killed and 800 wounded.
These men were led by a gruff and gusty perfectionist, Major Harry Smith. Now, some 53 years after the battle, Harry tells his story. The Battle of Long Tan is more than just an account of a historic battle. Harry Smith takes his readers on an extraordinary journey — one that ultimately reveals a remarkable cover-up at the highest military and political echelons.
The Battle of Long Tan is also Harry’s life story and portrays his many personal battles, from failed marriages to commando-style killing; from a horrific parachute accident through to his modern-day struggles with bureaucracy for recognition for his soldiers. Harry’s battles are tempered by his love of sailing, where he has at last found some peace.
The Battle of Long Tan portrays the wrenching, visceral experience of a man who has fought lifelong battles, in a story that he is only now able to tell. Harry can still hear the gunfire and smell the blood spilt at Long Tan. For him, the fight continues.

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Fallen Sentinel. Australian Tanks in World War II. Beale Fallen Sentinel. Australian Tanks in World War II. Beale

Fallen Sentinel tells the story of Australian tanks in World War II, a dismal tale for both tankman and taxpayer. Against the backdrop of the sweeping conquest of Western Europe by Hitler's Panzers, the Australian Government, cash-strapped and resource poor, attempted to field its own tank force to do battle with the Axis forces. Three armoured divisions were created — and all three disbanded before they had seen action. In what became a prodigious waste of time, material, and human endeavour, sixty-six Australian cruiser tanks were produced — the Sentinel tank —none of which would ever take the field of battle. This is a book that portrays governments under pressure and the bureaucratic bungles that saw opportunities lost and precious resources squandered. Fallen Sentinel presents a careful dissection of government process in the crucible of war, a rare gem in an age when most wartime histories focus on the front-line soldier. Peter Beale presents a damning indictment of the frailty of government under pressure, a bureaucracy in crisis and the extraordinary failure of government process at the highest level. Modern-day governments would do well to heed the lessons of this book.

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Brunel's Ships. Griffiths, Lambert, Walker. Brunel's Ships. Griffiths, Lambert, Walker.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel created a number of quite revolutionary steamships - the Great Western which was the first practical transatlantic paddle-steamer; the Great Britain, the first iron-built screw-driven liner; and the monster Great Eastern which remained the largest ship in the world for almost half a century. Besides these well-known wonders of the maritime world, Brunel also worked with the Admiralty on the introduction of the screw propeller into naval service.
The story of Brunel and his ships is surrounded by myth and self-created propaganda. In this book, a team of marine engineer, historian, and naval architect combine to analyse the scientific and economic context of the ships; the sum and substance of Brunel's contribution; and the technical features of his ships. It is illustrated in depth with original draughts, contemporary prints and photographs.

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B-17 Memphis Belle. Simons. B-17 Memphis Belle. Simons.

Without doubt Boeing Flying Fortress B-17F 41-42285 Memphis Belle and her crew generate an image that is an all-American icon. Indeed, it has been claimed that the Memphis Belle is in the top five of the most famous American aircraft of all time. In September, 1942, a new Flying Fortress was delivered at Bangor, Maine, to a crew of ten eager American lads headed by Robert K. Morgan, a lanky 24-year-old USAAF pilot from Asheville, N. C. The boys climbed aboard, flew their ship to Memphis, Tenn. and christened her Memphis Belle in honor of Morgan's fiancée, Miss Margaret Polk of Memphis, and then headed across the Atlantic to join the US Eighth Air Force in England.
Between November 7 1942 and May 17 1943 they flew the Memphis Belle over Hitler's Europe twenty-five times. They dropped more than 60 tons of bombs on targets in Germany, France and Belgium. They blasted the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen, locks at St. Nazaire and Brest, docks and shipbuilding installations at Wilhelmshaven, railway yards at Rouen, submarine pens and power houses at Lorient, and airplane works at Antwerp. They shot down eight enemy fighters, probably got five others and damaged at least a dozen. Memphis Belle flew through all the flak that Hitler could send up to them. She slugged it out with Goering's Messerschmitts and Focke-Wulfs. She was riddled by machine gun and cannon fire. Once she returned to base with most of her tail shot away. German guns destroyed a wing and five engines. Her fuselage was shot to pieces but Memphis Belle kept going back.
The Memphis Belle crew has been decorated 51 times. Each of the 10 has received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters. The 51st award was Sergeant Quinlan's Purple Heart.

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Custom Rides : The Coolest Motorcycle Builds Around the World. Davis. Custom Rides : The Coolest Motorcycle Builds Around the World. Davis.

A wise man once said that cars move the body, but motorcycles move the soul. If you love motorcycles, you will understand the thrill of weaving in the fluid motion that only two wheels and a responsive engine can give. Of being on a fabulous road, with the warmth of the sun on your body, and the wind gently tugging at your clothes. Now imagine that you have built the bike of your dreams ... can you see it, hear it, feel it?
Custom Rides is not only full of amazing photographs of gorgeous bikes, it also provides an insight into the mind of some of the world's finest bike designers and builders, and the tools and equipment they use to get such special results. So settle down and enjoy the ride, as you feast your eyes and eat your heart out for all the beautiful bikes featured in this book.

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Morgan 4/4. The First 75 Years. Palmer. Morgan 4/4. The First 75 Years. Palmer.

At the core of Morgan motoring lies the Morgan 4/4. It is the great grandparent of the rest of the 'traditional' Morgan range. Representing the best of the traditional British sports car, it combines modern performance and reliability with iconic styling that recalls a golden age of motoring. In this fascinating and in-depth account, Michael Palmer examines the car's history, design, development and manufacture. Topics covered include: • Complete history of all Morgan 4/4 models • Technical details for main engine types, and specification sheets for each model • The involvement of three generations of the Morgan family in the development of the 4/4 • Examines the cars competition heritage and performance • Features accounts of 4/4 owner's experiences, and their photos • With Morgan Motor Company confirming its commitment to production of the 4/4 into the foreseeable future – the little car from Malvern has become not only a motoring legend, but also a record breaker – as the car with the longest continuous production record in the world. AUTHOR: Michael Palmer was born in Bermondsey, SE London, in 1963. He took an apprecenticeship with British Airways in 1980. Once completed he took up a position with a flight simulation company. In the mid 80s the opportunity arose for him to work as a technician in the printing industry. Throughout the 1990s he wrote short sketches and one liners for a variety of shows on BBC radio and ITV, before concentrating on writing projects. Michael has had a lifelong interest in cars – Alvis, Bentley and Jaguar in addition to Morgan and can be spotted regularly on the Kent roads at the wheel of his royal ivory 1997 Morgan 4/4. SELLING POINTS: • A detailed account of the history, design, development and manufacturing process for the Morgan 4/4 sports car • Each Morgan 4/4 is unique – the cars are to this day hand built and finished in the Morgan factory • The Morgan 4/4 is not only a motoring legend but a record breaker as the car with the longest continuous production record in the world ILLUSTRATIONS: 264 colour & b/w photographs *

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Gestapo : Instrument of Tyranny. Crankshaw Gestapo : Instrument of Tyranny. Crankshaw

The sinister Gestapo planted its evil roots in the 1930s but it was during the horror of World War II that this notorious organization became identified as the Nazis' leading instrument of repression.Edward Crankshaw provides an authoritative overview of the organization, examining the trail of destruction it blazed across Europe, looking at its structures and its rivalries with other police organizations, and revealing the struggle for power within the Gestapo's nefarious bureau. As this brilliant book makes compellingly clear, the Gestapo grew. It sought out resistance brutally suppressing it with torture and execution used repression to deter opposition, filled the concentration camps with political opponents and ethnic 'undesirables,' and actively sought to promote the Nazi state's perverse policies.

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Official 9mm Makarov Pistol Manual. Gebhardt. Official 9mm Makarov Pistol Manual. Gebhardt.

Official 9mm Makarov Pistol Manual.

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Vietnam Remembered : Updated Edition. Pemberton. Vietnam Remembered : Updated Edition. Pemberton.

Vietnam Remembered ' edited by G Pemberton. Overall History of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. The important part of this book why it is sought after is that it not only lists a Roll of Honour but also it lists the name of every Australian Defence Force member who served in Vietnam . The names are listed in alpha order- Army, Navy Air Force - very handy to have for medal research. All battles covered Long Tan Tet Offensive Coral Vietnam Veterans returns and digger stories.
Guarantee this book is huge on Australian Vietnam detail and also has some great photo plates extremely clear high quality prints. 100% Australian Vietnam.

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Lockheed C-130 and its Variants. Reed. Lockheed C-130 and its Variants. Reed.

This revised, expanded edition chronicles the development and career of the world's predominant military airlifter, from its origins in the depths of the Cold War through the present day. It includes new information and pictures on current variants, along with updated appendices with present day units and active aircraft. Over 190 photographs show the "Herk" in a variety of roles and paint schemes: coverage includes gunships, electronic warfare and reconnaissance models, test bed and special use aircraft, and Navy models. Close-up detail photos of several variants will be of interest to scale modellers. 190 colour and b/w photographs.

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Collectible LEGO Minifigure The Ultimate Guide to Collectible Mini figures.  Maciorowski Collectible LEGO Minifigure The Ultimate Guide to Collectible Mini figures. Maciorowski

This guide will give the LEGO enthusiast, collector and investor the most current prices of new and used mini figures released from 2000 and after. The highest valued mini figures from pre-2000 will also be included, as well as maxi figures, and vital information on counterfeits, as mini figures are being reproduced illegally in China and other parts of the world.
Since their debut in 1978, LEGO mini figures have become the most iconic piece of the wildly popular toy line. Although small in stature, mini figures stand particularly tall as hot collector items. How hot? Consider the rare Mr. Gold (shown on the front cover), who has sold for $1,500 on the secondary market.
Beautifully illustrated and amusing to page through, The Collectible LEGO Mini figure reveals why these pint-sized plastic powerhouses are the driving force in the LEGO Universe, whether collected for fun or profit.
Featuring:
Up-to-date secondary-market prices for new and used mini figures from 2000 to present
Hundreds of the most significant and valuable mini figures priced and highlighted
More than 20 top categories of valuable LEGO mini figures organized by theme, including Adventurers, Batman, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Super Heroes
Hundreds of full-colour photos
Useful tips for collecting, investment, and detecting counterfeits

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The Evolution of Military Automatic Pistols. Bruce. The Evolution of Military Automatic Pistols. Bruce.

Anyone with an interest in military firearms knows the names of the famous pistol inventors – men like Luger, Walther and Nambu, but how many know anything at all about the men themselves? Presented as a series of biographies, this book tells the history of self-loading pistols through the careers of their inventors, accompanied by the detailed illustrated explanation of their mechanical innovations and the resulting iconic military semi-autos.

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Savage & Stevens Arms: Collector's History, 5th Edn. Kimmel. Savage & Stevens Arms: Collector's History, 5th Edn. Kimmel.

A virtually comprehensive history of two legendary American arms manufacturers that is predominently derived from condensed original catalogs, company source materials, articles, period advertising, collector books, serial numbers, collector opinions and other relevant extracts. Includes index, extensive illustrations, and rare source materials.

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The Mini-Lathe. Wyatt. The Mini-Lathe. Wyatt.

The mini-lathe is a useful tool in the model engineer's workshop. With more choice than ever of more compact machines, a mini-lathe is able to accommodate a wide range of engineering requirements, projects and techniques, as well as being suitable for the novice engineer and for those with limited workshop space. Author and model engineer Neil Wyatt provides a practical guide to purchasing and using a mini-lathe, as well as examining more advanced techniques. The book includes a projects section to show the application of mini-lathe techniques.

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War at Sea, 1939-1945. Rohwer. War at Sea, 1939-1945. Rohwer.

Professor Rohwer served in the German Navy throughout most of World War II, and recounts in this book the naval battles and engagements that took place during that same war. The book contains over 250 photographs

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Imperial Japanese Army and Navy Uniforms and Equipment, Nakata, Tadao; Imperial Japanese Army and Navy Uniforms and Equipment, Nakata, Tadao;

Japanese text + 8 page English summary 1975. Printed in Japan in 1973. Contains a complete listing, color photos of uniforms, equipment, etc from 1860 to 1945.

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German Soldiers of World War Two. de Lagarde. German Soldiers of World War Two. de Lagarde.

This long awaited reprint is actually far more than that. The new version includes significant additional material. Every soldier is shown on a full page, front and back with numerous detail shots of head gear, equipment etc. The chronological order of the original edition is retained, while the widest selection of types of 3rd Reich armed forces members is featured, from the most famous uniforms to the more obscure.

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A.M.F Identification List. 1945 A.M.F Identification List. 1945

Identification List for -
SMLE #1 Mk111, Mk111* and Emergency
#3 Mk*(T)
#4 Mk1 and Mk1*
Dischager Grenade
#1Mk1/2in

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History of the Mauser Rifle in Chile: Mauser Chileno Modelo 1895, 1912, and 1935. Nielsen History of the Mauser Rifle in Chile: Mauser Chileno Modelo 1895, 1912, and 1935. Nielsen

As part of its rise as a regional South American power, Chile chose to emulate the highly successful Prussian military system in the last decades of the 19th century. Prior conflicts and the prospect of war with Argentina, which came to a head in the early 1890s, can be seen as the pretext for Chile’s purchase of “Prussian” military equipment, including Mauser rifles and Krupp cannons. This book summarizes important regional events, while also offering a general historical overview of Mauser developments. It will then proceed to expose the particulars of Chile’s Mausers, purchases that resulted in the Model 1895, 1912, and 1935. Also detailed are the technical specifics of each of these three models and the historical events surrounding their acquisition. The result is the first comprehensive attempt at documenting these important artifacts and events, which will, it is hoped, initiate further research into this fascinating topic.

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