The new COMBAT series from Osprey Publishing pits history’s adversaries against one another – from Napoleon’s invasion of Russia to the American Civil War, and from the Zulu wars of southern Africa to WWII airborne forces in the Mediterranean, and from ancient Rome to modern times.

COMBAT uses split-screen artwork to show key moments in battle from both sides’ perspective that offers a first-hand glimpse of war through the eyes of those who fought. The series also features first hand accounts, expert analysis, photographs, maps and specially commissioned colour plates in a unique combination that will immerse the reader in the experience of close quarter battle.

Out now is the first book of the series, “British Paratrooper vs Fallschirmjäger:  Mediterranean 1942–43″.  Written by David Greentree and illustrated by Johnny Shumate, ‘Para vs. Fallschi’ provides an up-close-and-personal look at the pioneering airborne forces of Britain and Germany during the critical mid-war period when they were being used primarily as elite light infantry units fighting in the hot environment and difficult terrain of the Mediterranean theatre.

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