Street Date: April 23, 2019
Armies of the Baltic Independence Wars 1918–20, by Nigel Thomas, Toomas Boltowsky
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 Lithuania struggled for their independence, and Red and White Russian armies began their civil war. There were also German forces still active in what had been the northern end of Germany's Eastern Front. This book offers a concise but detailed introduction to this whole theatre of war, focusing on the Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and relevant German and Russian forces, plus Finnish, Danish and Swedish contingents. For each region there is a detailed map as well as meticulous orders-of-battle and insignia charts. Detailed for the first time in the English language, this fascinating book concisely tells the story of the birth of these Baltic nation states.
Authors : Nigel Thomas and Toomas Boltowsky
Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
48 page softcover
A6M Zero-sen Aces 1940-43
European Ironclads 1860–75: La Gloire Sparks the Great Ironclad Arms Race, by Angus Konstam
In November 1859, the French "ironclad" La Gloire was launched in Toulon. She was the world's first seagoing ironclad - a warship built from wood, but whose hull was clad in a protective layer of iron plate. While history best remembers the ironclads of the American Civil War, these warships were mere toys compared to the iron-plated leviathans in contemporary European navies. Other European powers, not wanting to be outdone, launched their own ironclads, then the most powerful warships in the world. Together they embodied the startling technological advances of the late 19th century, and the spirit of this new age of steam, iron and firepower. From the launching of La Gloire to the emergence of modern turreted battleships in 1875, this book offers a fascinating insight into Continental Europe's innovative and powerful ironclads.
Author: Angus Konstam
Men of Bronze: Ancient Greek Hoplite Battles, by Eric Farrington