Einarr’s Saga, The Winter

 

B1905

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The Family Sagas of the Scandinavians, perpetuated by their descendants in the Lordship of Galloway, were private accounts intended to serve as manuals for future family leaders. As a result, they often differ in part from accepted historical wisdom, but have proved to be more accurate on occasion. The result is that an entertaining and absorbing fictional story also provides some provoking fresh insights into important stages of history.

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The Siege of Brest 1941, A Legend of Red Army Resistance On The Eastern Front

B1904

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Relatively little coverage has been made of Russian campaigns and battles during the Great Patriotic War in English language publications and books. What has been published in the Russian language has contained many distortions to fit the accounts into the ‘official’ Soviet view. When a book, such as this new title from Pen & Sword, appears in both Russian and English, based on extensive research and showing the Russian and German views, it is a rare and valuable historic account.reviews

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Images of War, Russian Armour in the Second World War

B1902

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As with other titles in this series, this is essentially a photo essay that contains many rare photographs from military archives. There are some familiar images that are used in most books covering WWII in Europe, but most images are published for the first time in a book available to the general public. The text is concise and adds to the images. Production quality is high.

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Great War Tommy, The British soldier 1914-18 (all models), Owners’ Workshop Manual

B1898

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Improbable though the workshop manual treatment of soldiers may seem, this book works very well and will allow a large readership to understand how the British Tommy became such and effective combatant in a new and terrible form of warfare. In an age of fully automatic rifles, carbines and pistols, it can be difficult to understand how effective a bolt action rifle can be in the hands of a well trained user. When the Germans first came under fire from Enfield rifle-armed Tommies, they though they were under machine gun fire

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Fight For The Sea, Naval Adventures From The Second World War

B1897

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Traditionally, naval historians have concentrated on covering one relatively narrow area of naval activity, or attempted to cover the Second World War globally in every aspect of war on land, sea and in the air. This new book takes a refreshing new approach and collects a series of stories from around the world’s oceans, dividing the stories into periods of the war.

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