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VON SCHLIEFFEN’S “CANNAE” ATLAS

The full assembly of all 101 tactical colour maps, from Count Alfred Von Schlieffen’s masterly treatise “CANNAE”.
The maps are in chronological order and include much important and useful information, including advances, retreats, movements and engagements as various phases of battle developed.
All maps are full size and faithful to the original cartography in all respects. This is a very impressive collection of maps that cover the battle of Cannae, the campaigns of Frederick the Great, and Napoleon, and the campaigns of 1866 and 1870–1. It should form part of every serious military scholar’s collection.

VON SCHLIEFFEN’S “CANNAE” The foundation of Germany’s military strategy in World War I

“To win, we must endeavour to be the stronger of the two at the point of impact. Our only hope of this lies in making our own choice of operations, not in waiting passively for whatever the enemy chooses for us.” — Schlieffen
Authorised English language translation of Schlieffen’s masterly treatise on the battle of Cannae; the campaigns of Frederick the Great & Napoleon, & the campaigns of 1866 & 1870-1. Complete with an excellent & extensive series of detailed colour maps. This is a truly great 20th Century military book. For generations, historians have considered Schlieffen’s writings to be the foundation of Germany’s military strategy in World War I, and have hotly debated the reasons why the plan, as executed, failed.
Long after his death, the German General Staff officers of the Interwar and Second World War period, particularly General Hans von Seeckt, recognised an intellectual debt to Schlieffen theories during the development of the Blitzkrieg doctrine.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES BRITISH TRENCH MAP ATLAS THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-18. VOLUME 2 SPECIAL SHEETS

Trench Maps ‘special sheets’ demonstrate that the First World War was not a simple matter of ‘lions led by donkeys’, but involved a massive amount of methodical and advanced scientific work – intelligence, aerial photography, photogrammetry, sound-ranging, predicted fire, aeroplanes, tanks, chemical, etc. – in an attempt to reduce casualties and break the deadlock.

FORTESCUE’S ATLAS A Complete Assembly of all Colour Maps & Battle Plans from Sir John Fortescue’s History of the British Army

A full assembly of the 374 valuable colour maps, extracted from Sir John Fortescue’s celebrated History of the British Army, this is a work that to this day remains the greatest masterpiece in the field of military history/cartography, and is still featured on the required reading list of all students of history.
The maps are faithful to the originals in all respects, allowing the reader to follow the British Army’s wars and battles, campaigns and skirmishes during a 500-year period.
Sir John wrote his monumental work on the British Army between 1899 and 1930, starting it after leaving the post of Secretary to the Governor of the Windward Islands and during his work as librarian of Windsor Castle (1905–1926).

CAMBRAI CAMPAIGN 1917: BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

From the well thought out “BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE” series, this title covers the British attack that was followed by the biggest German counterattack against the British Expeditionary Force since 1914. The initial British success showed that even the strongest trench defences could be overcome by a surprise attack, using a combination of new methods and equipment, reflecting a general increase in the British capacity to combine infantry, artillery, tanks and aircraft in attacks.

OMAN’S ATLAS OF THE PENINSULAR WAR A Complete Colour Assembly of all Maps & Plans from Sir Charles Oman’s History of the Peninsular War

A full assembly of all 98 colour maps and plans (plus 7 in black and white) from Sir Charles Oman’s History of the Peninsular War. The maps are in chronological order and include the famous such as “Ciudad Rodrigo” and “Badajoz”, and the not so famous such as “Battle of Espinosa, November 11, 1808”.
The maps are full size and faithful to the original cartography in all respects, allowing the reader to follow the War and its battles, campaigns and skirmishes, as the fighting and its various phases developed month by month, and year by year. This is a very impressive map collection that should be part of every serious Napoleonic scholar’s collection.

DOING THEIR BIT The British Employment of Military and Civil Defence Dogs in the Second World War

Utilising a range of archival material, O’Donnell analyses the performance of guard, military police, patrol, mine detection and rescue dogs in training and on operations by considering the advantages and disadvantages of utilising canines in such roles. Military and Civil Defence dogs offered a number of advantages over the employment of humans and technological equipment, and the experience gained by dog trainers and handlers during the Second World War led to the continued employment of canines in the post-war period. While the use of horses and other animals has since diminished, the Second World War marked a turning point in the history of the British military dog, ushering in the seemingly permanent training of dogs for police and military roles.

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“’Special breed of courageous’: Delta Force operator hails valor of military dog wounded in Baghdadi raid
Though no U.S. forces were killed in the Saturday evening raid that led to the death of an ISIS leader, one military working dog suffered severe injuries in the line of duty.

The dog, whose name and breed remain unknown, chased Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a tunnel and cornered him. The dog’s injuries highlighted the importance of military working dogs in special operations. Often, they will enter the danger zone with a camera on their backs before the humans do so.
“The dog is a war veteran and a valued member of the team,” a currently serving soldier assigned to Delta Force told the Washington Examiner. The soldier did not provide details, pending permission from the dog’s handler and chain of command. Everyone involved in the mission is being debriefed and is out of communication for the time being, the soldier said. Within the community, he says, “The injury to the dog is an injury to one of us. These dogs are a special breed of courageous.”
Military working dogs are essential teammates for U.S. soldiers, especially in the counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations that followed the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. But the dogs used by the military’s most elite units are elite themselves. Like their human counterparts, they are hand-picked to serve in units like Delta Force, the Army Rangers, and the Navy SEALs.”