New! Like things Scottish? You'll love this Black Watch World Tour T-shirt. Heavy black cotton shirt with white printing. Front has the Regimental badge and wording "The Black Watch' and 'Royal Highland Regiment'. Back has Black Watch World Tour listing with a number of the battle honors earned by the old 42nd from the 18th Century through the 2005 Iraq campaign. You may choose from sizes Large - XL $14.95 Size XXL.$16.95
3e BCCP: Indochina 1948-50
by Cyril Bondroit. The 3rd BCCP (Colonial Commando Parachute Bn.) left Indochina in November 1950, after 60% fatalities. It was succeeded in 1951 by the 3rd Battalion of Colonial Parachutists. Some unit history highlights: 1948 Arrival at Cap Saint-Jacques and Saigon, Operation 'Straw Mattress'. 1949 3rd Vietnamese Parachute Company, Commando Group 1, Red River, amphibious op 'Junon', dozens of other operations, color details of badges and colors of this legendary French Para unit.
Softbound, 704 pages, French text, 970 photos, maps.
7Y5501R 3e BCCP $59.95
Commandos Nord-Vietnam: 1951-54
by Jean-Pierre Pissardy. Highly illustrated book begins with an overview of French counterguerrilla campaigns in the early 1950s in Indochina. Continues with a detailed account of individual commando units, noting their individual engagements and personalities, and describing their insignia and badges. Final section is a color insert of unit badges and colors, as well as historical documents. Softbound, 338 pages, French text, photos, maps.
7Y6008R Cdos Nord Vietnam $59.95
2nd Foreign Legion Paratroop Regiment
by Yves Debay. Created in 1955, the 2e REP drew on the Indochina traditions of units destroyed at Dienbienphu. They have since gone on to become the most elite and prestigious of Legion units. Forming the spearhead of France's rapid deployment force, the 2e REP has individual companies specializing in night combat, mountain warfare, amphibious operations, and sniping and sabotage. Heavily illustrated book covers the uniforms, weapons and equipment of the Regiment. Also features the daily duties of the unit, from training to active service and ceremonial functions. Hardbound, 192 pages, 300 color photos.
2E0306R 2e REP Pictorial $39.95
The Last Steel Warrior The U.S. M14 Rifle by Frank Iannamico.
An in-depth study of the 7.62 mm M14 rifle, from its World War
II rootsuntil the end of production. Also included are facts and
history of today's Springfield Armory M1A and commercial M14-type
rifles. The book includes numerous vintage photographs as well
as many taken from museums, privatecollections and remaining government
inventory. 7.62 mm NATO ammunition - Accessories & Accouterments
- Commercial M14 Type Rifles - Development & Research - Experimental
Models - Harrington and Richardson Co. - Lubrication and Maintenance
- Magazines Contractors - Manuals - Olin-Winchester Company -
Production - Springfield Armory Inc. M1AT - The Belgian T48 versus
the U.S. M14 - Full Automatic M1 Garand Rifles - Government Springfield
Armory - The M14 (M) Modified Rifle - M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle
- M14 M Match Rifle - M14E2 and M14A1 SAW - T44 Series Prototype
Rifles - Thompson Ramo Wooldridge - Many . Softbound, 400 pages
previously unpublished vintage photographs.
7Y7242R The Last Steel Warrior $29.95
Sniper on the Eastern Front The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger,
Knight's Cross by Geoffrey Brooks. Josef "Sepp" Allerberger
(a pseudonym) was the second most successful sniper of the German
Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with
the award of the Knight's Cross. An Austrian conscript, after
qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern
sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk,
he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while convalescing
and so impressed his superiors with his proficiency that he was
returned to the front on his regiment's only sniper specialist.
In this sometimes harrowing memoir, Allerberger provides an excellent
introduction to the commitment in fieldcraft, discipline and routine
required of the sniper, a man apart. There was no place for chivalry
on the Russian Front. Away from the film cameras, no prisoner
survived long after surrendering. Russian snipers had used the
illegal explosive bullet since 1941, and Hitler eventually authorised
its issue in 1944. The result was a battlefield of horror.
Hardbound 196 pages, illustrated
7Y5317R Sniper on Eastern Front $34.95
The Ultimate Sniper (Revised Ed.) An Advanced Training
Manual for Military and Police Snipers, Updated and Expanded Edition
by Maj. John L. Plaster, USAR (Ret.) When John Plaster's The Ultimate
Sniper was released in 1993, it was hailed as an instant classic
in the sniping community, influencing an entire generation of
military and police marksmen around the world. Now this revolutionary
book has been completely updated and expanded for the 21st century.
Through revised text, new photos, specialized illustrations, updated
charts and additional information sidebars, The Ultimate Sniper
once again thoroughly details the three great skill areas of sniping
marksmanship, fieldcraft and tactics. Just some of the material
in this new edition includes: Cutting-edge sniper rifles, scopes,
ammunition and equipment everything purpose-designed or
adapted specifically for military and police sniping. The latest
tactics and techniques from the frontlines of the War on Terror,
including the mountains, deserts and urban areas of the Middle
East and Central Asia. Analysis of evolving technologies, including
lasers, night vision, FLIR and ballistics programs. Detailed ballistics
and trajectory data for sniper ammunition. An all-new chapter
on countersniping "lessons learned" in Iraq and Afghanistan.
An up-to-date listing of U.S.-based sniper training programs.
Professional snipers, sharpshooters and long-range riflemen consider
The Ultimate Sniper to be the bible of their craft. Softbound,
photos, 584 pages, illus.
2J2659R Ult. Sniper (Revised) $49.95 SUMMER 2006 AVAILABILITY
Individual Gear and Personal Items of the GI in Europe 1942-1945
by James B. Klokner. Wonderfully detailed reference history of personal items issued to the soldiers in Europe. Individual gear, toiletries, tobacco and personal effects from North Africa to the Rhine are covered in intimate detail. A unique perspective on a sentimental side of the soldier in the foxhole, as it documents and categorizes the many personal items he carried into battle as well as nostalgic period advertisements and anecdotes. Best and most complete study of personal items of the American soldier during World War II . Hardbound, 224 pages, 470 + color and b&w photos.
6E2160R Indiv Gear GI Europe $59.95
Les Troupes Aeroportees Francaises En Indochine 1945-1956
Hanoi to Dien Bien Phu. Spectacular pictorial (from Gazette des Uniformes) on the French Paras in the First Indochina War. Combines vintage historical photos with quality color collector oriented photos of hundreds of pieces of original TAP uniforms, parachutes, headgear, insignia, field gear and weapons. French language. Softbound, large format, 78 pages.
7X0017R TAP Indochine $24.95
Fighting Other People's Wars -The Modern Mercenary in Combat
Al J. Venter. Deals with mercenary action in a score of wars: Angola, Sierra Leone, El Salvador, the Congo Republic, Ethiopia, Lebanon and others. One of a handful of correspondents that saw action with the South African firm Executive Outcomes, Al Venter's revelations about this organisation as well as what has recently been taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo are remarkable. So are many of the 150 photos in this volume. Nobody knows the modern African combat scene like Al Venter. Hardbound, 400 pages, color photos.
7Y3309R War Dog $34.95
The Memoirs of a Red Army Penal Company Commander 1943-45
by Alexander V. Pyl'cyn. The author's vivid memories of service as a company commander in a Red Army officers' penal battalion on the Eastern Front 1944-45. During this time, he and his unit participated in the 1944 Soviet summer offensive Operation 'Bagration', the Vistula-Oder operation into eastern Germany, and the final assault on Berlin. He and his company had to carry out the most difficult and dangerous operations in order to break through the enemy defenses. With more than 80% of the men lost, his company succeeded in completing their missions. Hardbound, 240 pages, photos.
7Y2263R Penalty Strike $49.95
Russia's Wars with Chechnya 1994-2003
by Michael Orr. Russian and rebel forces fought in the city of Grozny in the winters of 1994-1995 and 1999-2003, and also clashed in smaller towns. Shows how the Chechen wars are an example of asymmetric warfare, with similarities to the Boer War and Vietnam. Softbound, 96 pages, illus.
7A6734R Russia's Wars Chechnya $14.95
The Insurrection in Mesopotamia, 1920
Reprint of Lieutenant General Sir Aylmer Haldane's "The Insurrection in Mesopotamia, 1920". First published in 1922, this is the story of the revolt of Shite Muslims in Iraq during the summer and fall of 1920. The author, commander of the IV Corps on the Western Front for three years, was both the military and civil head of British forces in Iraq and Persia. When the revolt broke out in May 1920 at Tel Afar, he was faced with 130,000 armed men against a very small British and Indian Army garrison. His successes have been noted by British and American commanders currently serving in that country. There are chapters on the relief operations at Raumaithah, Kufah, and Samawah and other combat operations at Hellah and Dwaniyah plus much more. Of particular importance is the background of the revolt, factors which still impact Iraq today, and the conclusions he presents for warfare in that country. Hardbound, 352 pages, 60 photos, 10 maps.
1E6291R Insurrection in Mesopotami $49.95
United States Marine Corps
Uniforms, Insignia and Personal Items of World War II
"Dungarees and Frog Skin" by Harlan Glenn. New! Detailed coverage of the combat and dress uniforms of the United States Marine in WW2, will rival Grunt Gear as the WW2 Marine collector's reference. Shows herringbone utilities, Summer Service, Winter Service and Dress (Blues) uniforms. One chapter on USMC shoulder sleeve insignia and "Strikers" that Marines wore between 1943 and 1947. Other chapters discuss foul weather gear, footwear, headwear, personal items, souvenirs and loot, with a special tribute to Navy Chaplains. Includes the evolution and many patterns of Marine Corps camouflage (1942-45). Dedicated chapters on Raiders and Paramarines. Scarce and previously unpublished wartime pictures fill the book alongside modern color clothing and equipment photos. Hardbound, 272 pages, 650+ color and b&w photos.
6E2264R USMC Unif Equip WW2 $79.95
Dueling With The Sword and Pistol
400 Years of One-on-One Combat by Paul Kirchner, author of The Deadliest Men, has researched memoirs, trial transcripts and period newspapers to uncover a wealth of first-person and eyewitness accounts of deadly duels, going back more than 400 years. Dueling with the Sword and Pistol describes more than 60 life-or-death encounters; many have never been reprinted, and some appear in English for the first time. This wide-ranging study also examines bowie knife duels, horseback duels and the German Mensur, as well as profiling such notorious duelists as "Fighting" Fitzgerald, Aaron Burr, Lord Byron, Alexander Pushkin, Sam Houston and Benito Mussolini. Kirchner also discusses honor and insult, bretteurs and fire-eaters, dueling weapons and techniques, dueling codes, multiparty duels and duels to first blood, as well as such oddities as secret thrusts, duels between women, suicide duels and duels with one loaded pistol. Numerous prints and pen-and-ink drawings give added life to the accounts. This meticulously researched and highly entertaining book is for martial artists, fencers, historians and enthusiasts of edged weapons and firearms, as well as anyone who enjoys blow-by-blow accounts of mortal combat. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, illus., 480 pp.
2J0458R Dueling by Kirchner $29.95
Special Forces Camps in Vietnam 1961-70
by Gordon Rottman. Former SF soldier explores their design, construction and performance under attack. Fortress 33. Softbound, 64 pages, illus.
7A6839R Osp: SF Camps $16.95
by Steven J. Zaloga. Design and development of the most famous military vehicle of WW2. New Vanguard 117. Softbound, 48 pages, illus.
7A6888R Vanguard: Jeeps $14.95
War Against Terrorism in Iraq
by Eric Micheletti. Spectacular new book shows Special Forces teams in action, fulfilling their missions well ahead of the arrival of the conventional forces. Even today the Special Forces, mainly US and British, are waging a merciless war against terrorists of all kinds who proliferate in Saddams former empire. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of shots taken at the heart of the action on the ground in Iraq, showing all the clothing and equipment used by SF. Hardbound, 192 pages, 400+ color illustrations
7Y3964R SF - Iraq $42.95
US Special Warfare Units in the Pacific Theater 1941-45
Scouts, Raiders, Rangers and Reconnaissance Units. (Battle Orders 12) by Gordon Rottman. New scout, raider and reconnaissance units were formed in the Pacific, the pioneers of today's special forces. Examines a wide range of PTO special-warfare units, including the Alaskan and Alamo scouts, 5217th, 1st Recon Battalion, Marine Amphibious Recon and Raider units, Amphibious Scouts, and 6th Ranger Battalion. Softbound, 96 pages, illus
7A6707R US SpecWar Units in PTO $21.95
Japanese Paratroop Forces WW2
by Gordon Rottman and Takizawa Akira. Osprey Elite 127. Softbound, 64 pages, illus.
7A6903R Jap. Paratroop $16.95
Concealed Weapons Badge. Over 30 States now have non-discretionary CCW laws. Professional quality CCW badge comes with US type enamel center. $24.95
If you prefer, add $6.00 to your order and we can supply a
badge center for your particular State along with simple instructions
for affixing same.