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These new additions to Osprey's in-depth military history titles add to the ancient history 'Fortress' and more modern 'New Vanguard' series titles offering specialized spe·cial·ize
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1. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study.
2. , in-depth insights for military history collections. Steven J. Zaloga's US FIELD ARTILLERY artillery, originally meant any large weaponry (including such ancient engines of war as catapults and battering rams) or war material, but later applied only to heavy firearms as opposed to small arms. OF WORLD WAR II (1846030617, $15.95) tells of a new generation of field artillery weapons and tactics born in the 1930s and used in World War II. With vintage photos and plenty of technical detail, US FIELD ARTILLERY OF WORLD WAR II provides a fine survey essential to any in-depth coverage of the equipment and strategies of the times. Stephen Turnbull's THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA 221 BC-AD 1644 (1846030048, $16.95) examines the history of the most famous fortification fortification, system of defense structures for protection from enemy attacks. Fortification developed along two general lines: permanent sites built in peacetime, and emplacements and obstacles hastily constructed in the field in time of war. in the world, considering the realities, myths, and military history of how the wall was conceived, built, and patrolled. Chapters survey its defensive measures and provide plenty of vintage illustration, maps and more. Randy E.M. Foster's VIETNAM FIREBASES 1965-73: AMERICAN AND AUSTRALIAN FORCES (1846031036, $16.95) considers artillery fire support bases of the Freeworld forces, surveying their use as troop shelters and command centers, their defense, and their key strategic role during the war. Serious military libraries will want all these histories.