• Blueprint Military Jeep Neuauflage des Haynes Enthusiasts‘ Manual 1940 Onwards

    The Jeep is among a handful of motor vehicles, along with other classics such as the VW ‚Beetle‘, the Mini, the E-Type Jaguar and the Citroën 2CV which are deserving of that overused adjective, iconic.
    This book, now enlarged and revised and with many new pictures, covers the story of the development of this iconic military vehicle and the myriad post-war ‚lookalikes‘. It also provides insight into what is involved in finding, restorying and running a military Jeep more than 80 years since the first prototype was delivered to the US Army in July 1940.
    It is a reliable guide to help enthusiasts find parts and to devide how a particular Jeep can be authentically restored. The book’s author, Pat Ware, is amongst the world’s foremost writers on historical military vehicles, with more than 60 titles and countless magazine articles on his credits.
    With aobut 200 b/w and coloour pictures.

  • Elephant Paths – Combat History of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 203

    Elephant Paths. The title of the book is based on the unit badge of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 203, which was later renamed Sturmgeschütz Brigade 203 – a running elephant.
    The badge was found on the assault guns and other vehicles of the unit, which was often involved in fiercest battles on the Eastern Front.
    Thomas Anderson presents the war history of StugAbt StugBrig 203 and illustrates it with 291 rare and previously unpublished photos, maps and documents.

  • Nachtjäger. LW Night Fighter Units 1939 – 45 (Classic Colours)

    This is a compendium edition of the highly regarded and long out of print Nachtjäger volumes in the acclaimed Classic Colours series on the aircraft, camouflage and markings of the Luftwaffe between 1939-1945. The book focuses on the operations and the aircraft of the Nachtjagd from its origins in the inter-war years, to its formation as an embryonic and innovative force in 1939 and through its desperate and climactic battles against the massed raids of RAF Bomber Command from 1939 onwards. The force evolved from using single-seat Bf 109s to twin-engined Bf 110s and Ju 88s, fitted with technically advanced radar equipment and weapons systems, supported by a sophisticated ground reporting network.
    It produced many leading night fighter aces such as Wolfgang Falck, Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, Helmut Lent and Hans-Joachim Jabs. As the war progressed and the strategic situation began to tilt away from Germany’s favour so, ironically, the pace of development quickened with the Luftwaffe introducing uprated versions of the Ju 88 as well as new types such as the Do 217 and He 219. In the last, desperate months of the war, even the Me 262 was introduced as a night fighter in limited numbers. Nachtjäger is an important resource for modellers and students of Luftwaffe history, providing a detailed narrative augmented by many photographs and specially commissioned colour profiles.
    420 photos & colour artworks.

  • U-Bootmänner als Panzerjäger. Das Marine-Panzerjagd- Regiment 1 und die Kämpfe bei Hamburg im April/Mai 1945

    At the beginning of April 1945, it became clear that the surrender of the Wehrmacht was only a matter of days or weeks. But despite this hopeless prospect, the German troops still put up fierce resistance to the enemy. Most of the front-line soldiers had long since given up hope of an already illusory final victory. Other goals now had priority. The way to the west had to be kept open for columns of refugees, steps had to be taken to ensure that civilians and wounded comrades could be evacuated by sea, and a path to the west had to be cleared for their own troops. The great spectre on the Eastern Front was that of being overrun by the Russians and then being subjected to their reprisals.
    Very few interested people today know that a stubborn fight against the British and Americans was also necessary on the Western Front in order to achieve these goals. So in April, the Germans were playing for time, because every day that the Wehrmacht troops in the West delayed surrender saved the lives of thousands, even tens of thousands of people in the East. But Hitler was still alive and making his unrealistic decisions in Berlin. To oppose his orders in those days could quickly mean death.
    In this situation, Hamburg, a city of millions, made preparations for a „defence to the last round of ammunition“. Disaster loomed. Due to a lack of troops, at the beginning of April, the High Command of the Wehrmacht increasingly resorted to sailors whose ships had been sunk, were damaged, or are no longer able to sail due to a lack of fuel. Among these men were about 2,000 submariners who had been waiting in the Elbe metropolis for the completion or repair of their U-boats. Now, instead of putting to sea in their boats to fight the enemy, they stood up to the British with Panzerfaust anti-tank weapons as part of the 1st Naval Anti-Tank Regiment. Under the level-headed battle commander of Hamburg, they put up such a measured resistance that time was gained to finally surrender Hamburg without a fight and, by stopping the British at the Elbe, keep the Baltic ports open to refugees for about 14 days longer. This book is an exciting piece of contemporary history that provides a somewhat different view of the events of that time. Follow the submariners’ fight in the Harburg Hills and on the Elbe, which has never been summarised until today and which saved the lives of tens of thousands of people.
    157 pictures, 48 of them in colour, 15 coloured maps.