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Battle Tactics of the American Revolutionary War
During the American Revolutionary War, British forces, their German auxiliaries and those Americans loyal to the Crown faced the troops fielded by the Thirteen Colonies and their allies, notably the French. On the battlefield, these troops mostly employed close-order linear tactics that harnessed the close-range firepower and close-combat capabilities of the smoothbore musket fitted with bayonet, while rifle-armed specialists, mounted troops and artillery played supporting roles.
Russian and Soviet Naval Infantry 1914–45
Formed at the beginning of the 18th century, the Russian Navy’s amphibious forces – the naval infantry – are especially renowned for their involvement in the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the long and bloody struggle on the Eastern Front during World War II. The naval infantry’s vital contribution to Allied victory in 1941–45 cemented their place at the heart of the Soviet Union’s armed forces, and they continue to play a major role in the Russian armed forces today.
IJA Aviation Uniforms and Equipment of World War II
Founded in 1912, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF) was tasked with providing tactical close air support for Japanese ground forces, air interdiction capability and aerial reconnaissance. Although the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force had responsibility for long-range bombing and air defence, the IJAAF also undertook some strategic bombing in China. This study explores the appearance and equipment of the IJAAF’s personnel during 1937–45.
US Ground Forces in Europe 1952–65
This study assesses the evolving role, organization, appearance and equipment of the US Army ground forces deployed to Europe on the front line of the Cold War. During this period the US Army underwent a transformation from the force that had fought in World War II and Korea in response to the challenges and crises of this phase of the Cold War, notably the formation of the Warsaw Pact (1955), the founding of the East German Volksarmee (1956) and escalating tensions over Berlin.
Soviet Ground Forces in Europe 1952–65
This study explores the evolving role, organization, appearance and equipment of the Soviet ground forces deployed to Europe on the front line of the Cold War. During this period the Soviet ground forces based in Poland, East Germany, Hungary and elsewhere faced the challenges and crises of this phase of the Cold War, notably the East German Uprising (1953), the formation of the West German Bundeswehr (1955) and the Hungarian Revolution (1956), as well as escalating tensions over Berlin.