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 Heavy Cavalry (2)

    ELI 235 Paperback Published 26 Nov 2020
    In the twilight of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th-6th centuries, the elite of the field armies was the heavy armoured cavalry - the cataphracts, clad in lamellar, scale, mail and padded fabric armour....
  2. Vietnam War Booby Traps

    ELI 236 Paperback Published 29 Oct 2020
    During the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong were frequently unable to hold their own in stand-up fights against US and allied forces who were superior in strength, firepower, mobility, and logistics. They relied...
  3. Hitler's Eastern Legions 1942–45

    ELI 233 Paperback Published 20 Aug 2020
    Between 1941-45, the Germans recruited around 175,000 men from a number of minorities in the USSR, distinguishing between 'Turkomans' (predominantly Muslims) and 'Caucasians' (predominantly Orthodox Christians)....
  4. Roman Shields

    ELI 234 Paperback Published 20 Aug 2020
    The introduction of the scutum in the 4th century BC revolutionized the way the Romans fought. Instead of being purely defensive, the shield became a weapon in its own right. Using the top edge or boss...
  5. Soviet Airborne Forces 1930–91

    ELI 231 Multiple formats
    Established in 1932, the Vozdushno-desantnye voyska (‘air-landing forces', or VDV) of the Red Army led the way in airborne doctrine and practice. Though they were initially handicapped by a lack...

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  6. World War II US Fast Carrier Task Force Tactics 1943–45

    ELI 232 Multiple formats
    Drawing on difficult-to-access wartime documents and other contemporary sources, this is the first compact, illustrated study of the tactics and techniques of the US fast carriers of Task Forces 50, 58...

    Starting at: £12.46

  7. Roman Standards & Standard-Bearers (2)

    ELI 230 Multiple formats
    The Late Roman Empire was a period of significant change in the designs of standards and in the costumes of standard-bearers. During the middle decades of the chaotic 3rd century, evidence confirms the...

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  8. Raiders from New France

    ELI 229 Multiple formats
    Though the French and British colonies in North America began on a 'level playing field', French political conservatism and limited investment allowed the British colonies to forge ahead, pushing into...

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  9. Armies of Russia's War in Ukraine

    ELI 228 Multiple formats
    In February 2014, street protests in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities led to the ousting of the Russian-backed President Yanukovych. The so-called Euromaidan Revolution saw many changes to Ukraine's...

    Starting at: £10.39

  10. Armies of the Baltic Independence Wars 1918–20

    ELI 227 Multiple formats
    Immediately following the end of World War I, amid the collapse of the German, Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires, bitter fighting broke out in the Baltic region as Poland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and...

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