Italian Armour in German Service, 1943-1945, by Daniele Guglielmi, translated by Emy Canale, drawings by John L. Rue, color profiles by Giovanni Mapelli and Jean Restayn

Following the fall of Mussolini’s Fascist regime in 1943, the Germans appropriated a large inventory of Italian military vehicles, including one thousand armored vehicles. The Germans evaluated the vehicles, refurbished or modified them to their needs, and placed them into service with new Wehrmacht designations. More »

Through Mobility We Conquer: The Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry

The U.S. Cavalry underwent intense growing pains with the rapid technological developments of the twentieth century. Through Mobility We Conquer traces the Cavalry’s mechanized history from its tentative beginnings during World War I through to its eventual conversion from traditional horse cavalry to a mobilized branch. More »

Wehrmacht & SS: Caucasian, Muslim, Asian Troops, by J. F. Borsarello and W. Palinckx

To compensate for battlefield losses in the first several years of WWII, the Germans incorporated over a million Osttruppen (Eastern Troops) into the ranks of the Wehrmacht and SS. Sometimes, these troops volunteered for service out of hatred for the Soviet Union. Others were pressed from the ranks of POWs, given a choice between summary execution and volunteering for service. More »

KUNSTOFFE: A Collector’s Guide to German World War II Plastics and Their Markings, by W. Darrin Weaver

Until now, collectors have collectively referred to brown German plastic material as “Bakelite,” not knowing the background or diversity of plastic products utilized by the Wehrmacht. Kunstoffe… is the first comprehensive and easy-to-use reference since World War II covering prominent German wartime  polymer plastics manufacturers and products. More »