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Osprey Publishing is launching in the New Year a new series of books focusing on various "Air Campaigns"
The "Air Campaign" series start with two new titles in January 2018

Rabaul 1943–44
Reducing Japans Great Island Fortress

In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in the Allies' path to Tokyo. It was impossible to seize Rabaul, or starve the 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead the US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign to draw its teeth, and allow them to bypass the island completely. The struggle decided more than the fate of Rabaul. If successful, the Allies would demonstrate a new form of warfare, where air power, with a judicious use of naval and land forces, would eliminate the need to occupy a ground objective in order to control it. As it turned out, the Siege of Rabaul proved to be more just than a successful demonstration of air power - it provided the roadmap for the rest of World War II in the Pacific.

Author: Mark Lardas
Illustrator: Mark Postlethwaite
Short code: ACM
Publication Date: 25 Jan 2018
ISBN 9781472822444 - Rabaul 1943–44 - Mark Lardas

Battle of Britain 1940
The Luftwaffes Eagle Attack

The Battle of Britain was one of the most iconic campaigns of World War II, where the ‘Few' of the Royal Air Force took on the might of the German Luftwaffe. At stake was not just air superiority over the British Isles - a German victory would enable Hitler's plan to invade and conquer the last Allied country left fighting. While most narratives of the battle focus on the brave pilots of Fighter Command, this book tells it from the perspective of the German strategists as they attempted the clear the skies over Britain. Explaining Hermann Göring's plans, the Luftwaffe's capabilities in 1940, the RAF's defences, and how the fierce aerial battles over south-east England were fought, this fully illustrated fresh study is based on original documents and new analysis by an expert on the campaign.

Author: Doug Dildy
Illustrator: Graham Turner
Short code: ACM
Publication Date: 25 Jan 2018
Number of Pages: 96
ISBN9781472820570 - Battle of Britain 1940 - Doug Dildy

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