Book Alert: Osprey Publishing 3 for 2 special

osprey saleOsprey Publishing is running a 3 for the price of 2 special on all books at their online store.  For those looking to add to their collection of New Vanguard or Duel series books, this would be a good opportunity to save a little money.  We have not been paid by Osprey to promote this sale, we just thought our readers might like to know about it.

Book Alert: The History of the Panzerwaffe Volume 1: 1939-1943

panzerwaffeAmazon is listing a October 20, 2015 release date for the upcoming book “The History of the Panzerwaffe Volume 1: 1939-1943 by Thomas Anderson.  Published by Osprey, the book is listed as having 304 pages and is in hardcover.  In regards to books on armor, Osprey is primarily known for their “New Vanguard” series of slender soft cover books.  Over the past few years Osprey has published several hardcover books on armor as well, all of them focusing on German WW2 panzers.

Publishers Description:

This is the definitive history of the evolution of the feared German Panzerwaffe, from its earliest beginings to the height of its success. With rare and revealing combat reports and photographs sourced from previously unseen private and archival collections, it uncovers the technical and operational stories of the formidable armored beasts that formed the backbone of the German war machine–tanks such as the Panzer I, II and 38(t).

The Germans transformed armored warfare from a lumbering and ponderous experiment in World War I, into something that could decide the outcome of conflicts. This technical and operational history is the definitive guide to the legendary Panzerwaffe, from its very infancy to the days when it made Europe its garden path at the height of Nazi German power.

Book Alert: Panzer II vs 7TP Poland 1939

9781472808813_1Osprey Publishing has listed a release date of May 20, 2015 for an upcoming installment of their Duel Series titled Panzer II vs 7TP by David R. Higgins.  Polish armor in the 1939 campaign has received little attention in most English language books on WW2 armor, so this book should prove a welcome addition for those interested in the topic.  David R. Higgins has also written two other entries in the Duel series, King Tiger vs IS-2: Operation Solstice 1945 and Mark IV vs A7V: Villers-Bretonneux 1918.

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Book Alert: Ferdinand and Elefant Tank Destroyer by Thomas Anderson


ferdinand ospreyOsprey Publishing is releasing a new hardcover book on the German WWII Ferdinand and Elefant tank destroyer on April 21, 2015.  This book is by Thomas Anderson.  In 2013 Osprey published a book by the same author on the German Tiger tank.  Guessing from the dust jacket, this new book on the Ferdinand will be similar in style to the Tiger book.  While Osprey Publishing’s recent hardcover book on tanks have been limited to WWII German vehicles (Panther, Tiger, Ferdinand), their New Vanguard series of softcover books cover a wide variety of tanks and armored vehicles.

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Book Alert: Osprey Publishing Announces New Book “Tanks” by Richard Ogorkiewicz

tanks ogorkiewiczOsprey Publishing has announced a publication date of February 20, 2015 for a new book by author Richard Ogorkiewicz titled “Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution.”  Ogorkiewicz is a name very familiar to knowledgeable tank and AFV aficionados,  both for his work as a reporter for International Defense Journal and for his groundbreaking books “Armoured Forces” and “Technology of Tanks.”  The book is available for pre-order at the Osprey website. [Read more…]