Two great experts on the history of the Sudan coordinated a fine study of the only time a force of regular African troops were deployed to the New World. Taking place during the French intervention in Mexico, this is the story of a battalion of Sudanese infantry who fought against Juarez and his Mexican patriots.Hill and Hogg start off with a look at the Sudan during the first half of the 19th century. Then part of an Egyptian empire, they explain why these soldiers would be sent to Mexico, and how this impacted on Egypt’s foreign relations.T
The work covers a wide range of topics, ranging from recruitment, training, deployment, and combat. Also nice is a look at how the surviviors played important roles in the failing Egyptian empire of the 1870s-80s. American, French, Egyptian, and Sudanese sources are employed.
This is a study of the Shokan – the Japanese counterparts of the German and Allied General and Flag Officers during World War II. This book enables the reader to chart the careers of Japanese military leaders, their part in the strategy and structure of their country, their feats of bravery and cruelty, and, where known, their eventual fate.
The Osprey Superbase series takes the enthusiast behind the scenes on the world’s major air bases. This series features spectacular, exclusive colour photography from aviation’s top photographers. Each title begins with a 3-4 page narrative introduction to the history and missions performed by the base, followed by a series of photo essays on various aspects of the overall topic. All the photographs are in colour.
Eglin Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located 1-mile (1.6 km) southwest of Valparaiso in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. It was named in honor of World War I aviator and test pilot Lt Col Frederick Irving Eglin. Since its founding in 1933 Eglin has evolved from a remote bombing and gunnery range in the 1930s (although very little actual bombing was done at the outset) into the military’s primary non-nuclear test facility, it now supports a wide variety of multi-service test missions as well as providing a home for many special operations functions.T
The Osprey Superbase series takes the enthusiast behind the scenes on the world’s major air bases. This up-front series features spectacular, exclusive colour photography from aviation’s camera sharpshooters. If you want to get inside the perimeter fence to see combat aircraft in their natural habitat, the Superbase series is literally where it’s at.