Category: Uniforms

  • Download Modern African Wars: Angola and Mozambique 1961-74 by Peter Abbott, Ronald Volstad PDF

    By Peter Abbott, Ronald Volstad

    Portugal was once the 1st and final of the nice ecu colonial powers. In 1960 the Portuguese flag nonetheless flew over titanic expanses of African territory, and endured to fly there whereas others have been busy granting independence to their African colonies. It was once now not till 1975 that it used to be ultimately compelled down. The expert mestiços and assimilados have been good conscious of what used to be occurring in different territories. They have been inspired via the truth that the Portuguese territories had started to discover themselves surrounded by way of newly self sustaining states whose governments have been sympathetic to the reason for African nationalism. It appeared that their time had come.
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  • Download French Foreign Legion 1914-1945 by Martin Windrow, Mike Chappell PDF

    By Martin Windrow, Mike Chappell

    During this priceless addition to the Men-at-Arms sequence, Martin Windrow examines the background and uniforms of the French overseas Legion from the beginning of the 1st international warfare to the tip of the second one global struggle. The author's an expert textual content covers such themes as a entire conflict background of the Legion at the Western entrance 1914-18, the colonial campaigns in Morocco, Syria and Indochina, the conflict of France and crusade in Tunisia. This quantity is wonderfully illustrated all through, containing a wealth of latest images and 8 complete web page color plates via Mike Chappell.
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  • Download Armies of Medieval Burgundy 1364-1477 (Men-at-Arms, Volume by Nicholas Michael PDF

    By Nicholas Michael

    King John the nice of France was once captured through the English on the conflict of Poitiers in 1356; his 14-year-old son Philip fought valiantly by way of his facet till the sour finish, and once he used to be capable of achieve this, King John rewarded his son's braveness and devotion by way of designating him Duke of Burgundy, a identify that by accident had simply develop into extinct. Philip was once the 1st of the Valois Dukes of Burgundy and this attention-grabbing textual content by way of Nicholas Michael examines the functioning and association of the Burgundian armies from the start of his reign till the time of the final of the Valois Dukes: Charles the Bold.

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  • Download Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53 by Paul Knight, Graham Turner PDF

    By Paul Knight, Graham Turner

    This e-book information the English military that Henry V led again into France in 1417 to overcome Normandy and back take the struggle to the French. In 1422 Henry died, and was once succeeded by means of the nine-month-old Henry VI: through 1429 English fortunes have been in decline, yet greater than two decades of battle might cross earlier than the English have been pushed from France. this era of the conflict is frequently missed rather than the battles of Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt yet in reality is the decisive part of the clash. This name examines the military that fought those campaigns intimately taking a look at its composition, corporation, gear and weaponry.
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  • Download The Gurkha Rifles (Men-at-Arms, Volume 41) by J.B.R. Nicholson PDF

    By J.B.R. Nicholson

    The Gurkhas have an extended and special carrier list. This e-book examines the uniforms, apparatus, background and corporation of the Gurkha rifles. It strains the nineteenth Century origins of the now well-known Gurkha regiments and in addition covers their carrier heritage in the course of the nice Mutiny of 1857 and the third Afghan struggle (1919). through the international Wars the Gurhah rifles played numerous excursions of responsibility and their regimental conflict honours indexed within the ebook undergo testimony to their broad provider. a chain of complete color illustrations accompany the text.

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  • Download The Canadian Army at War (Men-at-Arms, Volume 164) by Mike Chappell PDF

    By Mike Chappell

    Through the twentieth Century, Canadian armies participated within the world's significant conflicts, from the Boer struggle on the sunrise of the century (1899-1902), to the Korean warfare within the Nineteen Fifties. As a part of the British empire, Canada supported Britain in South Africa, and got here to the help of the Allies in either international Wars. This e-book chronicles the advance of the Canadian military and the mythical achievements of a kingdom which would have justifiably stayed aloof from the quarrels of others. As either writer and illustrator, Mike Chappell paints an interesting photograph of the historical past, apparatus and uniforms of the Canadian Army.

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  • Download Resistance Warfare 1940-45 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 169) by Carlos Jurado PDF

    By Carlos Jurado

    The career of Western Europe through the Wehrmacht led to the beginning of resistance hobbies in the entire international locations affected, in addition to collaborationist hobbies without delay against the resistance. In impression, the struggle opposed to Germany grew to become a civil warfare inside of each one kingdom. Sought out through the Hohere SS und Polizeiführer ('High Command of the SS and Police') and sometimes aided through the British unique Operations government, the Western ecu Resistance concentrated mostly on espionage and intelligence-gathering. A significant other quantity to Men-at-Arms 142: Partisan battle 1941-45, this publication explores the historical past of resistance conflict in the course of international warfare II in Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, France and Italy.

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  • Download The Portuguese Army of the Napoleonic Wars (Men-at-Arms, by Otto Von Pivka PDF

    By Otto Von Pivka

    In 1806, before everything of the Peninsular conflict, the Portuguese military was once no longer on the height of army potency. however, below British tutelage it performed an enormous half within the struggle opposed to Napoleon. below Wellington's command, the Portuguese military unique itself in battles at Bussaco, Fuentes de Onoro and Albuera, and in 1813 helped the Allies win a decisive victory at Vittoria. starting with a chronology of Portugal's half within the Peninsular conflict, this ebook examines the uniforms, apparatus and association of the Portuguese army's a variety of devices. exact colour plates and diverse illustrations supplement the text.

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  • Download The Armies of Islam: 7th-11th Centuries (Men at Arms, Volume by David Nicolle PDF

    By David Nicolle

    Through the center a while, Islam used to be Christian Europe's in basic terms civilized and such a lot difficult neighbor. the center a while observed nearly continuous strife among those unique cultures. by the point the Frankish Crusaders reached the center East on the finish of the eleventh century, Islam had already integrated 3 significant races: Arabs, Persians and Turks, each one of which contributed various strengths to the armoury of Islam. This name explores the association, uniforms and kit of the armies of Islam from the seventh to eleventh centuries, subsidized via illustrations, museum pictures and 8 complete web page colour plates by means of renowned Osprey artist Angus McBride.
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