Elite

Each book in the Elite series focuses on a single army or elite unit, military tactics or a group of famous commanders. Military uniforms, insignia and equipment are shown in full colour artwork. Elite Books cover the full spectrum of military history, examining the greatest armies, units and commanders of the ancient, medieval, Napoleonic, American Civil War, World War I and World War II. Featuring full specially commissioned colour artworks of typical military uniforms and equipment, together with organisational diagrams and a wealth of black and white photography, these books provide an accessible resource for enthusiasts of all ages.

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  1. Roman Plate Armour

    ELI 247 Paperback Published 24 Nov 2022
    Fully illustrated, this book investigates the articulated plate armour worn by Roman legionaries.First named by Renaissance historians studying the reliefs on Trajan's Column, lorica segmentata evaded...
  2. Gladiators 4th–1st centuries BC

    ELI 246 Paperback Published 18 Aug 2022
    This new study lifts the veil on the high-profile but often misunderstood gladiators of ancient Rome, from their origins to the dawn of the Principate.Originating in funeral rites during the Punic Wars...
  3. The Dutch Resistance 1940–45

    ELI 245 Multiple formats
    Describes and illustrates the full range of Dutch resistance groups and German and collaborationist counter-resistance groups during the Nazi occupation in 1940-45.The Nazi occupation of the Netherlands...

    Starting at: $9.60

  4. Soldiers of Fortune

    ELI 244 Multiple formats
    This highly illustrated title traces the development of mercenary soldiering from individuals and small units in the African wars of the 1960s-90s to today's state-employed corporate military contractors.The...

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  5. Soviet State Security Services 1917–46

    ELI 243 Multiple formats
    The Bolsheviks' seizure of power in Russia in late 1917 was swiftly followed by the establishment of the Cheka, the secret police of the new Soviet state. The Cheka was central to the Bolsheviks'...

    Starting at: $9.60

  6. Armies of the Iran–Iraq War 1980–88

    ELI 239 Multiple formats
    Driven by the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the insecurities it provoked in Saddam Hussein's Iraqi dictatorship, the Iran-Iraq War would become the largest conventional conflict of the period. Curiously...

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  7. US Navy Special Warfare Units in Korea and Vietnam

    ELI 242 Multiple formats
    During the Korean War and the Vietnam War, US Navy Special Warfare units played a variety of vital combat roles amid two of the deadliest conflicts of the Cold War. In Korea, underwater demolition teams...

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  8. Armies of Julius Caesar 58–44 BC

    ELI 241 Multiple formats
    Gaius Julius Caesar remains the most famous Roman general of all time. Although he never bore the title, historians since Suetonius have judged him to be, in practice, the very first 'emperor' - after...

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  9. The Japanese Home Front 1937–45

    ELI 240 Multiple formats
    From the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937 until the Japanese surrender in August 1945, a multitude of military and civil-defence forces strove to support the Japanese war effort and latterly...

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  10. Battle Tactics of the American Revolution

    ELI 238 Multiple formats
    The American Revolution presented a series of unique tactical challenges to its competing factions. For Britain, the Army would be forced to re-learn many of the lessons from the Seven Years' War....

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