Published to coincide with the centenary of the campaign, this highly illustrated title from Steven Zaloga explores the 1920 Battle of Warsaw, a David and Goliath conflict which saw the survival of the newly independent Poland in the face of the Soviet Red Army.
The Battle of Warsaw in August 1920 has been described as one of the decisive battles of European history. At the start of the battle, the Red Army appeared to be on the verge of advancing through Poland into Germany to expand the Soviet revolution. Had the war spread into Germany, another great European war would have ensued, dragging in France and Britain. However, the Red Army was defeated by "the miracle on the Vistula." This campaign title explores the origins and outcomes of this momentous battle. In May 1920, the Polish Army intervened in war-torn Ukraine, pushing all the way to Kiev, but the Red Army, by now triumphant in most of the theaters of the Russian Civil War, turned its attention to this new threat. By the late summer of 1920, two Soviet armies had advanced into Poland and the overconfident Soviet leadership dreamed of advancing over a prostrate Polish Army into neighboring Germany to ignite a Communist revolution in the heart of Europe. Thanks to the low density of forces on both sides and the huge distances involved, the conflict was a war of maneuver, with a curious mixture of traditional and advanced tactics. Horse cavalry played a dominant role in the fighting, but airplanes, tanks, and armored trains lent the war an air of modernity. This illustrated study explores the war through the lens of the Battle of Warsaw, the turning point when, after a summer of disastrous retreat, the Polish army rallied and repulsed the Red Army at Warsaw and Lwow.
Описание: Following the successful landings in Normandy on D-Day and consolidation during Operation Cobra, the Wehrmacht was ordered to begin a counter-offensive named Operation Luttich. The plan was to send a large Panzer force across the First US Army sector, cutting off its spearheads, and finally reach Avranches on the coast. Had this succeeded, it not only would have cut off the First US Army spearheads, but also Patton's newly deployed Third US Army operating in Brittany.
However, thanks to an intercepted radio message, the Allies were well-prepared for the offensive and not only repelled the oncoming panzers, but went on a counter-attack that would lead to a whole German army becoming encircled in the Falaise Pocket. Fully illustrated with stunning full-colour artwork, this book tells the story of Operation Luttich, the failed offensive which ended any prospect of Germany winning the battle of Normandy.
This illustrated title explores the deadly battle between the innovative Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck anti-tank weapons employed by the forces of Nazi Germany and the US tanks striving to defend against them.
In the summer of 1944, across the battlefields of Normandy, US tanks were confronted with a dangerous challenge: the mobile and deadly Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck anti-tank weapons wielded by the German infantry. Having only occasionally encountered such weaponry before, the US tankers were ill-equipped to defend against this kind of attack, and the threat only increased as the summer wore on.
This Duel title follows the technological battle for dominance that ensued, as the US Army devised new ways to defend against the threat posed by the German shaped-charge projectiles. From the addition of sandbags and spare tracks to individual tanks made by anxious crews on the ground to the large-scale programs put together by the US armies, the book explores the implementation and effectiveness of the various tactics employed by the tank crews, as well as the technology behind the anti-tank weapons wielded by their German adversaries. Drawing on first-hand accounts from the men on the ground, this illustrated title examines the evolving trial of strength between US armor and innovative German anti-tank weaponry in the climactic months of World War II in Europe.
Автор: J Zaloga Steven Название: Pershing vs Tiger ISBN: 1472817168 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472817167 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1672 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
During the final battles on World War II's Western Front, the legendary German Tiger I heavy tank clashed with the brand-new M26 Pershing fielded by the United States. The Tiger I had earned a formidable reputation by the end of 1944, although its non-sloped armor and poor mobility meant it was being superseded by the Tiger II or "King Tiger." While the Tiger I had been in the front lines since 1942, the US Pershing first entered combat in late February 1945, and only 20 Pershings would see action before war's end.
This book examines the dramatic Tiger/Pershing duel at Elsdorf in Germany, and also assesses the clashes between the Tigers and the sole M26A1E2 "Super Pershing" deployed to Europe. Featuring full-color artwork, carefully chosen photographs, and specially commissioned maps, this is the story of the first US heavy tanks in combat with the fearsome Tiger I during the last months of World War II in Europe.
Автор: Steven J. Zaloga Название: M3 Infantry Half-Track 1940–73 ISBN: 1855324679 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781855324671 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1034 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A history of the US M3 halftrack, one of the most successful infantry vehicles in the history of armoured warfare, which came to symbolize the Allied armed forces of World War II, which also saw service in the post-war era. The book describes its development and combat history since the 1960s.
Автор: Steven J. Zaloga Название: US Army Tank Crewman 1941–45 ISBN: 1841765546 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841765549 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1121 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Tank operations require a well-trained and focused crew. This book identifies the roles played in the tank, such as commander, gunner, driver, loader and assistant driver, as well as the variety of specialised clothing and personal weaponry used by the soldiers.
Автор: Steven J. Zaloga Название: Sherman Medium Tank 1942–45 ISBN: 185532296X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781855322967 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1620 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A history of the mainstay of Allied armoured units in World War II, the Sherman tank, whose simplicity, reliability and manoeuverability made it the most widely used tank of the war.
Автор: Zaloga, Steven J. Название: M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943–65 ISBN: 1841765422 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841765426 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1034 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The M4 Sherman tank was the mainstay of the Western allies between 1942 and 1945. This title examines developments such as the HVSS suspension. It uses rare archive material.
Автор: Zaloga, Steven J. Название: US Field Artillery of World War II ISBN: 1846030617 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846030611 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1034 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Providing an examination of the many critical innovations and doctrines, and the impact they had on performance in combat, this book demonstrates why US field artillery was so effective in World War II. It explores the weapons that formed the backbone of the US artillery arsenal in World War II.
Автор: Zaloga Steven J. Название: T-34 Vs Stug III: Finland 1944 ISBN: 1472832353 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472832351 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1207 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Written by a noted authority, this fully illustrated book pits the StuG III assault gun in Finnish hands against the Soviet T-34-85 tank in the bitter armored clashes in Finland at the height of World War II.
Featuring specially commissioned artwork and an array of archive photographs, T-34 vs StuG III is the absorbing story of the parts played by Soviet and Finnish armor in the epic battles in Finland during June and July 1944.
In the summer of 1944, the Red Army staged a massive armored assault up the Karelian Isthmus with the intent of eliminating any remaining German and Finnish forces facing the Leningrad region.
Most of the Soviet units sent into Finland were new to the region, moving mainly from the fighting in the Leningrad area. As a result, they had the latest types of Soviet equipment including the new T-34-85 tank. Germany refused to sell the Finns new tanks without a reinforced military alliance, but in 1943 began selling them a few dozen StuG III assault guns. This made the StuG III battalion the most modern and powerful element of the Finnish armored division, and it saw very extensive combat in the June-July summer battles.
A new study of one of the most famous, costly, and strategically vital air operations of World War II, the United States' great airstrike against Nazi Germany's oil refineries.
Operation Tidal Wave was one of the boldest and most controversial air raids by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). At the time, the Romanian Ploesti oil fields produced about a third of all Axis oil, and was Germany's single most important fuel source. In the summer of 1943, the USAAF decided to stage a major raid on Ploesti from air bases in Libya. The resulting Operation Tidal Wave raid on 1 August 1943 was one of the costliest to date, losing 53 aircraft, about a third of the starting force. Of the more than 150 bombers that took part in the raid, only 88 B-24s returned to Libya, 55 of which were damaged. On the other hand, of the 17 Medals of Honor awarded to US soldiers and airmen from Pearl Harbor in 1941 to D-Day in 1944, 5 were awarded to pilots of the Tidal Wave mission in recognition of their extraordinary performance. Although undoubtedly bold and heroic, the mission had questionable results. Initial assessments argued that the mission caused 40% of the refinery capacity at Ploesti to be lost but subsequent studies concluded that the damage was quickly repaired and that output had exceeded August levels within a month.
This new study examines the raid in detail, exploring the reasons why its dubious success came at such a high price. Supported by maps, diagrams, and full-color artwork including battlescenes and bird's-eye-views, this is the full story of the audacious Ploesti raid of 1943.
Автор: Zaloga, Steven J. Название: M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941–45 ISBN: 1841768898 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841768892 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 1034 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Deemed the best US tank of its time, its variants continued to be used long after the war ended.
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