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The Napoleonic War Art of Keith Rocco 1. The Napoleonic War Art of Keith Rocco  , 2011  г.

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The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-89 2. The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-89  , 2013  г.

The Soviet invasion of its neighbour Afghanistan in December 1979 sparked a bloody nine-year conflict in that country until Soviet forces withdrew in 1988-89, dooming the communist Afghanistan government to defeat at the hands of the Mujahideen, the Afghan popular resistance backed by the USA and other powers. The Soviet invasion had enormous implications on the global stage; it prompted the US Se... дальше >>
Japan 1945: From Operation Downfall to Hiroshima and Nagasaki 3. Chun Clayton K. S. : Japan 1945: From Operation Downfall to Hiroshima and Nagasaki  , 2010  г.

In this 200th Campaign series title Clayton Chun examines the final stages of World War II (1939-1945) as the Allies debated how to bring about the surrender of Japan. Chun not only describes the actual events but also analyzes the possible operations to capture the Japanese mainland which were never implemented. He details Operation Downfall (the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands) and... дальше >>
The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Palestine War 1948 4. Efraim Karsh : The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Palestine War 1948  , 2008  г.

The Palestine War has been by far the most important military encounter in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This book examines the origins of the war and its progression through two distinct stages: the guerrilla warfare between the Arab and Jewish communities of Mandatory Palestine, and the conventional inter-state war between the State of Israel and the invading Arab armies. In doing so... дальше >>
Kursk 1943: The Tide Turns In The East 5. Healy Mark : Kursk 1943: The Tide Turns In The East  , 2008  г.

Osprey's examination of the Kursk campaign of World War II (1939-1945). In the summer of 1943 the German army stood poised for a major offensive. The attack was aimed at the Kursk salient, which the Germans intended to isolate, trapping large numbers of Russian troops and paving the way for the decisive campaign to knock the Soviet Union out of the war. By the time of the attack, the Russians had ... дальше >>
The Spanish Civil War 6. Lannon Frances : The Spanish Civil War  , 2008  г.

The Spanish Civil War of 1936-39 was of enormous international as well as national significance. In this gripping volume, Frances Lannon explains how this internal conflict between democracy and its enemies escalated to involve Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the Soviet Union. We go behind the scenes to find out the true story of the bitter fighting within the sides, not just between them. The ex... дальше >>
Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 7. Nicolle David : Crusader Castles in the Holy Land  , 2010  г.

The bloody crusades that swept across the Middle East in medieval times left their mark on the landscape, where fortifications which once acted as bastions of power for the beleaguered Crusader States now cast their ruined shadows over the earth. These fortifications varied considerably in size, architecture and function from the mighty Crac de Chevaliers, the headquarters of the Knights Hospitall... дальше >>
Knights of Jerusalem: The Crusading Order of Hospitallers 1100-1565 8. Nicolle David : Knights of Jerusalem: The Crusading Order of Hospitallers 1100-1565  , 2010  г.

The Order of St John of the Hospital of Jerusalem (or the Hospitallers as they are better known) has existed for almost a thousand years. It was established in Jerusalem in the mid-11th century to care for Christian pilgrims and its role initially was entirely non-combatant. But, as the wars of the crusades progressed, the Order took on a military role, at first simply protecting the pilgrims and ... дальше >>
Il-2 Shturmovik Guards Units of World War 2 9. Rastrenin Oleg : Il-2 Shturmovik Guards Units of World War 2  , 2008  г.

Over 43,000 Il-2/10s were built between 1941 and 1955, more than any other combat aircraft in history, making this one of the most important Soviet aircraft deployed in World War II (1939-1945). Built originally as a two-seater, the Il-2 had lost the rear gunner's position by the time the aircraft started to reach frontline units. Armed with ground-attack rockets, the aircraft proved deadly agains... дальше >>

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