Check out Anatoly
Pronin's web site. He has terrific
artistic photography of Russia and other places. Anatoly recently supplied a
striking photo of the Kopor'ye fortress you can now find in the section on that
place. We have recently added more photos not only to Kopor'ye but also
Ivangorod, Pechora monastery, Izborsk and Pskov fortresses. There is now a new
section with photography of the Russian Central Army Museum in Moscow. See the
index for links. We added a fascinating collection of Old Believer Brass
Icons. We also now have the full text of
the U.S. Army's manual on the Red Army of WWII - Handbook on U.S. S. R.
Military on CDROM in PDF format. And two more U.S. Army manuals on the Red Army
in HTM and JPG format - Dept of Army Pamphlet # 30-4-1 Vol I Artillery
and Dept of Army Pamphlet 30-50-1 Handbook on the Soviet Army. For
covers go here.
We have found a spectacular reproduction of a Roman Calix - beautiful and with
highest worksmanship - check at
We highly recommend David Kushner's new book Crimean Circle: A Russian
Jewish Tale of the Crimean War which is available at all the major book
stores - Crimeancircle.com.
We recently added the entry on Afghanistan from
the 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica and articles on ammunition,
army, artillery, arms and armor, and Caesar
Also added - summary and comment on Philip Bobbitt's book
Terror and Consent and reviews of
Pete Tsouras' book Disaster
at Stalingrad, and Max Boot's book Invisible Armies.
Special: It is hereWe have a few extra copies of
Tsekhgaus - Arsenal the
excellent Russian military history magazine - click above to have a look at the
cover and table of contents of issues 11,12,13,14,15,16. We have been buying
and distributing this super publication since the first issue in 1991 but
generally in insufficient copies to make translation worth while. Mark Conrad
has translated issues 13 and 14 and has posted the translations on his web page
has a huge listing of significant works he has translated from Russian. Please
email us at Xenophon for details.
We have 5 spectacular aerial photos of Kam'yanetz-Podilski, the fortress city
in Ukraine that we visited in 1997 and have featured for several years with
many photos at Kam'yanetz. We have
just expanded sections on Yaroslavl, Trinity monastery, Novgorod, Smolensk,
Vyborg, and Rostov. After you visit our web site, you can call upon Ukrintour
to get you to these cities. We added a section on the Virginia armor museum - a
private museum near Manassas Virginia. And we now have an article on the Thirty
Years' War. We have added sections on the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen
Maryland, the U. S.Army Aviation Museum at Ft. Rucker, Alabama, and the famous
Ogden paintings showing the history of the uniforms of the U. S. Army. All
these are listed in the index.
We have finally added the study on
Warfare with supplements by German officers commissioned by the U. S. Army.
We now add several of the U. S. Army
on artillery and armor produced after World War II; and the Records of the
Adjutant General's reports and a list of Combat Interviews..
And now the articles from the 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britinnica on
the history of Army
and on the history of Artillery.
- photos of Bukhara and
Samarkand from visit in
Here is a copy of the famous Soviet study on the Civil War.
We have added a copy in Russian if Suvorov's "Science of Victory" and a
translation of sections of Chernov's
book on the development of Russian armed forces in the 15-17th centuries.
We are adding articles and book reviews about Hannibal, Cannae battle and the
Second Punic War in this section. A new
section on the uniforms of the Imperial and Royal Austrian Army of 1618 -
1765. We have revised the section featuring photos of the exhibits at the
1st Cavalry Division
museum at Ft. Hood and we have expanded the photography of the former 4th
ID Division at Ft Hood
(which is moving to Ft Carson). So the same museum displays are now for the 3rd
Armored Cavalry Regiment (Brave Rifles) - We have added several more US
military museums. We now have added
several hundred photos of the uniforms of the Russian Army of
Alexander I. I have added a
section of photos taken during my service in US Army in Korea in 1956-57.
We are in process of adding a new section to the Rulers of medieval Russia
directory - these will be tables showing the princes acccording to their
generation from Rurik, counted as generation 1. There are at least 22
generations to be listed and we are currently working on generation 10. Please
go to this link.
We have added a new section of photography at Ft. Steuben, Ohio.
We added a new section on the Punic Wars - three chapters from Theodore
Mommsen's classic History
of Rome that describe the Second Punic War. And we are preparing a review
of a new book on the Battle of
Cannae. We are now adding photos of individual and sets of
military figuresfrom our
collections - some of these will be available for purchase and we will endavor
to order any others that may be of interest. Here is a link to a Spanish
company that creates gorgeous swords that are replicas of the kind of edged
weapons various warriors in history might have carried, You can check it out
Marto Swords - Limited Edition
With much more historical material available than we have room for at this web site, we do appreciate recommendations and responses about what you find useful. Our web pages on French medieval history and on the American Revolution are at Xenophongroup.