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  • Vietnam Gun Trucks

    Vietnam Gun Trucks
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849083553

    While Vietnam is usually perceived as an infantry war, with US forces deploying by helicopter, the long supply lines that led to their inland bases had to be traveled by ground vehicles. The 8th and 48th Transportation Groups were responsible for ha…

  • Allied World War II Sabotage Devices and Booby Traps

    Allied World War II Sabotage Devices and Booby Traps
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849081757

    Following Churchill's directive to 'set occupied Europe ablaze', the SOE and later its American sister organization, the OSS, were deployed across the continent. Outnumbered, surrounded and in great peril, these brave agents were armed with a wide v…

  • Green Beret in Vietnam

    Green Beret in Vietnam
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781855325685

    Vietnam was the US Special Forces most complex and controversial mission, one that began in 1957 and ended in 1973. This volume offers an examination of the training, life, weapons and combat experiences of the Special Forces soldier in the challeng…

  • German Combat Equipment, 1939-45

    German Combat Equipment, 1939-45
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780850459524

    The field equipment of the German Army in World War II was closely related to that used throughout World War I and earlier, yet it was of relatively light weight, ruggedly constructed, well designed, functional, and generally of a high quality, thou…

  • Inside the United States Army Today

    Inside the United States Army Today
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780850458558

    When conscription was eliminated in the early 1970s, the US Army found itself with a very different kind of soldier. While the personality of the Army remained the same, the organization of its higher levels of command and combat formations, and the…

  • The AK-47

    The AK-47
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849084611

    The Kalashnikov AK-47 is the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world, with more AK-47s and its variants in use than any other individual small arm. Created by Senior Sergeant Mikhail Kalashnikov, and first adopted by the USSR soon after World War…

  • The M16

    The M16
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849086905

    The M16 was first introduced in 1958 and was revolutionary for its time as it was made of lightweight materials including special aluminum and plastics. It was first adopted by US Special Forces and airborne troops in 1962 before it was issued to Ar…

  • US Combat Engineer 1941?45

    US Combat Engineer 1941?45
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846035791

    At its peak in World War II, the United States Army contained over 700 engineer battalions, along with numerous independent brigades and regiments. The specialized soldiers of the Engineers were tasked with a wide variety of crucially important task…

  • US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnam

    US MACV-SOG Reconnaissance Team in Vietnam
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849085137

    In 1964 Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, activated a joint unconventional task force known as the Studies and Observation Group—MACV-SOG. As a cover its mission was to conduct analysis of lessons learned in combat by all branches of servi…

  • World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques

    World War II Tactical Camouflage Techniques
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780962740

    This book explains and illustrates the actual materials and techniques adopted (both successfully and unsuccessfully) by tactical units – i.e. the concealment of personnel, weapons, equipment, field positions, and movement by infantry riflemen…

  • US Army Airborne, 1940-90

    US Army Airborne, 1940-90
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780850459487

    Osprey's examination of the US Army's airborne division in various conflicts, such as World War II (1939-1945) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975). The first 50 years of the US Army airborne arm is a story of continuing battles with the nation's enemies…

  • Saipan & Tinian 1944

    Saipan & Tinian 1944
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768045

    The 1944 invasion of Saipan was the first two-division amphibious assault conducted by US forces in World War II. Saipan and Tinian had been under Japanese control since 1914 and, heavily colonized, they were considered virtually part of the Empire.…

  • Vietnam Infantry Tactics

    Vietnam Infantry Tactics
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849085052

    This book reveals the evolving US, Viet Cong and NVA tactics at battalion level and below throughout the Vietnam War. Beginning with a description of the terrain, climate and the unique nature of operations in this theatre of war, the author, a Viet…

  • Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck

    Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782007883

    Two of World War II’s most distinctive weapons, the Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck offered German and other infantrymen the ability to destroy enemy tanks singlehandedly at close ranges. While the Panzerschreck owed its origins largely to the U…

  • Guam 1941/1944

    Guam 1941/1944
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768113

    This volume covers the Japanese seizure of the island of Guam in December 1941 and its American recapture by amphibious assault in July-August 1944. Guam was the first Allied territory lost to the Japanese, making its recapture politically and psych…

  • D-Day Beach Assault Troops

    D-Day Beach Assault Troops
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472819468

    In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the first of over 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed five beaches in Normandy against fierce German resistance. They were specially trained and task-organized in a range of different landing teams depending on their…

  • Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support

    Landing Craft, Infantry and Fire Support
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846034350

    Described by one soldier as a metal box designed by a sadist to move soldiers across the water, the Landing Craft, Infantry was a large beaching craft intended to deliver an infantry company to a hostile shore, once the beachhead was secured. The LC…

  • Viet Cong Fighter

    Viet Cong Fighter
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031267

    An enemy in the shadows, the Viet Cong was the military arm of the National Liberation Front, the Communist Party of the Republic of Vietnam. Often working with the North Vietnamese Army, they were a constant factor amid the rice paddies and battlef…

  • Inch'on 1950

    Inch'on 1950
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841769615

    Inch'on was probably the most significant campaign in the Korean theater, as well as being the last major amphibious assault of division-size conducted in the history of warfare. The odds were stacked against the US troops, with virtually no time fo…

  • World War II US Marine Infantry Regiments

    World War II US Marine Infantry Regiments
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472826084

    The United States Marine Corps came into its own in the Pacific Islands campaign against Japan in World War II. From Guadalcanal to Okinawa, US Marines formed the tip of the spear as Allied forces sought to push the Japanese back to their Home Islan…

  • US Ariborne Units in the Pacific Theater 1942-45

    US Ariborne Units in the Pacific Theater 1942-45
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031281

    The US airborne units serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II are considered to be among the best-trained and effective forces in the war. Deployed in fewer numbers than was the case across Europe, parachute units such as the famed 11th A…

  • World War II Battlefield Communications

    World War II Battlefield Communications
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846038471

    Perhaps the biggest difference in the fighting between the two World Wars lay in the invention of the man-portable radio that allowed for a greater degree of tactical coordination than ever before. Gordon L. Rottman provides an informative study of…

  • Army of the Republic of Vietnam 1954-75

    Army of the Republic of Vietnam 1954-75
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849081818

    Evolved from the colonial units created by the French, this book discusses the original reorganization of these forces into the first national army. Complete with a detailed history of the command structure and orders of battle, the author also shed…

  • Japanese Infantryman, 1937-45

    Japanese Infantryman, 1937-45
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768182

    This book examines in detail the Japanese Infantryman who, despite comparisons with the notorious German Waffen SS, was an enigma to Westerners. Brutal in its treatment of prisoners as well as the inhabitants of the areas that it conquered, the Impe…

  • German Field Fortifications 1939-45

    German Field Fortifications 1939-45
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841767611

    The German Army of World War II was a highly mobile force. The experience of trench warfare in World War I had done much to shape Germany's blitzkrieg doctrine and concepts of field fortification, and the mobile warfare ethos of World War 2 was desi…

  • The Hand Grenade

    The Hand Grenade
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472807342

    Allowing the user to inflict damage on his opponent within throwing range without leaving cover, the portable, lethally efficient hand grenade is a ubiquitous weapon of modern warfare, and has now found its way into law-enforcement arsenals too. Fea…

  • The Great Locomotive Chase

    The Great Locomotive Chase
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846034008

    In April 1862, the stage was set for one of the greatest locomotive chases in history. Union forces planned to steal a train and travel at high speed to Chattanooga, Tennessee, disabling the line as they went, in order to cut off vital rail supplies…

  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781855322776

    Osprey's examination of US troops during the Persian Gulf War (1990-1991). Besides continuing a long history of world-wide peacekeeping, the commitment of US troops to the Gulf reunified the country and restored a national pride lost in the aftermat…

  • World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics

    World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768427

    The massed use of tanks was one of the defining characteristics of World War II, and the armoured units that spearheaded the German 'Blitzkrieg' of 1940-41 appeared to be invincible. This book explains the development and use of the weapons issued t…

  • US Army Air Force

    US Army Air Force
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781855323391

    While the most conspicuous components of the US Army Air Forces in World War II (1939-1945) were the air units, there were also hundreds of ground units and organisations. Besides assigned military personnel the AAF also employed thousands of civili…

  • US Amphibious Tactics, Pacific 1942-45

    US Amphibious Tactics, Pacific 1942-45
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768410

    The US armed forces were responsible for many tactical innovations during the years 1941–45, but in no field was US mastery more complete than amphibious warfare. In the vast, almost empty battlefield of the Pacific the US Navy and Marine Corps…

  • World Special Forces Insignia

    World Special Forces Insignia
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780850458657

    There exists among the world's armies a proliferation of special forces groups. Today's smaller armies, especially those of developing nations, demand maximum efficiency in force structure and employment. Mountain, jungle, arctic and desert areas re…

  • Victory 1945

    Victory 1945
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472809476

    Even when Western Allied troops gained a foothold in Normandy, World War II in Europe was far from over. The route to Germany’s interior and the Nazis final surrender was long, arduous and blood-stained. The Wehrmacht’s stubborn resistan…

  • Okinawa 1945

    Okinawa 1945
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781855326071

    The final preliminary to the invasion of the Japanese mainland was possession of the Ryukyu island group, midway between Formosa and Kyushu, the southernmost island of the Japanese homeland. The target of Operation 'Iceberg' was Okinawa, the largest…

  • Us Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations (3)

    Us Marine Corps Pacific Theater of Operations (3)
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841766591

    The year 1945 saw the execution of three of the Marine Corps' largest and most vicious battles - Peleliu, Okinawa and Iwo Jima - and the Marines' performance in these arenas reflected the massive changes that had taken place in the Corps over the pr…

  • US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71

    US Army Long-Range Patrol Scout in Vietnam 1965-71
    av Gordon Rottman

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846032509

    The Vietnamese knew the Long-Range Patrol Scouts as “the men with green faces,” a reference to the camouflage paint that they used. Operating in patrols of four to six men these men were like ghosts – scouting far behind enemy line…

  • The Los Banos Prison Camp Raid - The Philippines 1945

    The Los Banos Prison Camp Raid - The Philippines 1945
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849080750

    On the southwest shore of Laguna de Bay in the Philippines stood the Los Banos Internment Camp. Held within were 2,147 starving POWs, surrounded by thousands of Japanese troops. As the desperate battle for Manila raged, only 130 Paratroopers could b…

  • World War II River Assault Tactics

    World War II River Assault Tactics
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780961088

    On the major European and Russian fronts throughout World War II, the challenge of crossing rivers under fire was absolutely central to any advance. The Panzers that crossed the Meuse at Sedan in May 1940 cut the French Army in two. The Wehrmacht…

  • Warsaw Pact Ground Forces

    Warsaw Pact Ground Forces
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780850457308

    Osprey's study of the ground forces of the Cold War (1946-1991). While much has been published on the armed forces of the USSR during the 1980s, surprisingly little is available on the forces supplied by the other member nations of the Warsaw Pact.…

  • US Army Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-73

    US Army Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-73
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768878

    This study of the US Army infantryman in Vietnam takes the reader through the stages of the soldier's training and acceptance, including his experiences at the Armed Forces Induction Center and his initial introduction to Vietnam's varied conditions…

  • German Pionier 1939-45

    German Pionier 1939-45
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846035784

    The German Army of World War II collectively referred to its various engineer units as Pioniere (Pioneers). This organization included Pioniertruppen (Pioneer Troops), Bautruppen (Construction Troops), Eisenbahntruppen (Railway Troops), and Technisc…

  • Bazooka Raketgevär

    Bazooka Raketgevär
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Inbunden - 2017 - Svenska - ISBN: 9789187999222

    Vid andra världskrigets utbrott var infanteriets pansarvärnsvapen både omoderna och ineffektiva. Principen om riktad sprängverkan hade visserligen varit känd i flera decennier men tillämpningarna gevärsgranater och handgranater var i bästa fall otym…

  • Viet Cong and Nva Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War

    Viet Cong and Nva Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030031

    During the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong (VC) main forces and North Vietnamese Army (NVA) were forced to hide weapons and supplies underground and to dig protective shelters to counter massive US firepower. Their field works defended villages, hidden b…

  • Vietnam Riverine Craft 1962-75

    Vietnam Riverine Craft 1962-75
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841769318

    In 1965 the military situation in the Mekong River Delta of southern Vietnam had deteriorated to such a degree that the decision was made to commit a joint US Army and Navy Mobile Riverine Force to the area. This force was unique in its composition,…

  • Special Forces Camps in Vietnam, 1961-1970

    Special Forces Camps in Vietnam, 1961-1970
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768397

    In 1961 US special forces units began etering remote areas of Vietnam dominated by the Viet Cong. Their task was to organise local defence and strike forces aimed at stopping the enemy from gaining further control of such areas. The Green Berets set…

  • World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics

    World War II Axis Booby Traps and Sabotage Tactics
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846034503

    Booby traps laid by troops in war zones in World War II are largely neglected in histories and memoirs, and rarely examined in detail. Yet for a soldier, the threat of booby traps was hugely significant and the ability to find and disarm them was es…

  • Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002

    Landing Ship, Tank (LST) 1942-2002
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841769233

    The Landing Ship Tank (LST) is one of the most famous of the many World War II amphibious warfare ships. Capable of discharging its cargo directly on to shore and extracting itself, the LST provided the backbone of all Allied landings between 1943 a…

  • World War II US Cavalry Units

    World War II US Cavalry Units
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846034510

    At the time of Pearl Harbor, the United States Army still had ten cavalry regiments. The 26th (Filipino Scouts) fought on horseback in the Philippines, while the rest were fought as infantry. Despite this, the cavalry units maintained their own uniq…

  • Tunnel Rat in Vietnam

    Tunnel Rat in Vietnam
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849087834

    In 1965, soon after the first US combat troops had arrived in Vietnam, it was realized that in some areas the Viet Cong had developed vast tunnel complexes in which to hide from the enemy. It was long known that such complexes existed, but it was no…

  • World War II US Cavalry Groups

    World War II US Cavalry Groups
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849087971

    The cavalry regiments of the US Army were in the process of being transformed into a mechanized force when the USA entered World War II. While those cavalry regiments deployed to the Pacific to fight the Japanese were turned into infantry units, tho…