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Casemate Welcome!


We are pleased to present to you our Fall 2016 list of new and upcoming titles from Casemate Publishers and our distributed clients from around the world. With a wealth of titles covering a variety of subjects in military history, we are confident that you will be as excited about this season’s releases as we are.



Pool of London / Andrea Press


30 Degrees South


Amber Books


This year we have the pleasure of welcoming a new publisher to our distribution line: Panzerwrecks (p.64), located in the United Kingdom, produces high-quality, large-format books on World War II armor that showcase landscape photographs accompanied by detailed captions from some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field.



Big Sky Publishing


Colourpoint /Chipotle Publishing


Fighting High Publishing


Fonthill Media


With each successive issue of our catalog, it has been delightful to note that the lineup of releases has continued to grow and impress. We look forward to providing you with the same standard of excellence in the years to come.

Grub Street Publishing




Helion and Company


Histoire and Collections




Harpia Publishing / Model Centrum Progres / Medina Publishing


Lorimer / Carnegie Publishing / PeKo Publishing


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Sabrestorm Publishing / Seaforth Publishing


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Casemate The White Sniper: Simo Häyhä Tapio Saarelainen $32.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-4297 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-430-3

Simo Häyhä (1905 – 2002) is the most famous sniper in the world. During the Winter War fought between Russia and Finland 1939 – 1940 he had 542 confirmed kills with iron sights, a record that still stands today. He has been a role model for snipers all over the world and paved the way for them by demonstrating their significance on the battlefield. Simo Häyhä was a man of action who spoke very little, but he was respected by his men and his superiors and given many difficult missions. Able to move silently and swiftly through the landscape, melting into the snowbound surroundings in his white camouflage fatigues, his aim was deadly and his quarry rarely escaped. The Russians learned of his reputation as a marksman and tried several times to kill him by indirect fire. He was promoted from corporal to second lieutenant and he was awarded the Cross of Kollaa. Eventually his luck ran out and Simo received a serious head wound, though he subsequently recovered. After the war Simo Häyhä lead a quiet life in farming and forestry. A true patriot, he epitomized the traits of a professional soldier, performing his duty and setting an example of bravery that personified the Finnish spirit. The White Sniper explores Simo Häyhä’s life, his exploits in the Winter War, the secrets behind his success, and also includes a detailed look at his rifle itself. There are appendices on the basics of shooting, the impact of fire on the battlefield, battles on the Kollaa Front during the Winter War and a list of ranked snipers of the world.

Tapio Saarelainen is a career officer in the Finnish Army. He has spent two decades training snipers for the Finnish Army and contributed to the Finnish Army’s manual for snipers. In his youth he competed in rifle shooting.

Vanished Hero The Life, War and Mysterious Disappearance of America’s WWI Strafing King Jay A. Stout $32.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of photos / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-395-5 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-396-6

A hell-bent-for-leather fighter pilot, Elwyn G. Righetti remains one of the most unknown, colorful and controversial commanders of World War II. Arriving late to the war, he led the England-based 55th Fighter Group against the Nazis during the closing months of the fight with a no-holds-barred aggressiveness that transformed the group from a middling organization into a headline-grabbing team that had to make excuses to no one. Indeed, Righetti’s boldness paid off as he quickly achieved ace status and additionally scored more strafing victories – 27 – than any other Eighth Air Force pilot. However, success came at a high cost in men and machines. Some of Righetti’s pilots resented him as a Johnny-come-lately intent on winning a sack of medals at their expense. Indeed, he made his men most famous for “loco busting,” as they put more than six hundred enemy locomotives out of commission. Ultimately, Righetti’s calculated recklessness ran full speed into the odds. His aircraft was hit while strafing an enemy airfield only four days before the 55th flew its last mission. Almost farcically aggressive to the end, he coaxed his crippled fighter through one more firing pass before making a crash landing. Immediately, he radioed his men that he was fine and asked that they reassure his family. Righetti was never heard from again.

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Jay Stout is a native of Indiana and a 1951 graduate of Purdue University. He was commissioned into the Marine Corps and earned his designation as a naval aviator in 1983 with orders to fly the F-4 Phantom.


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Casemate To War with the 4th A Century of Frontline Combat with the U.S. 4th Infantry Division, from the Argonne to the Ardennes to Afghanistan Martin King, David Hilborn, and Lt. Col. Jason Nulton $32.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of photos / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-3993 / eISBN: 9781-61200-400-6

The 4th Infantry Division has always been there in America’s modern wars. On 14 September 1918 the men of the “Ivy” Division stood up in their trenches and prepared to attack. It would be one of the first times that American troops would operate autonomously, aside from Anglo-Franco command. They would go over the top to be blown to pieces by German artillery and fall in their hundreds to the German machine guns, yet nevertheless win the day. In World War II on D-Day they scrambled across the sands of Utah beach and remained fighting in Europe until Germany had surrendered. From the Normandy campaign to the hell of the Hürtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, no other American division suffered more casualties in the European theater than the 4th, and no other division accomplished as much.

Martin King is a British Military Historian/Lecturer who’s had the honor of reintroducing many US, British and German veterans to the WWII battlefields where they fought. He lives in Belgium where he spends his time writing, lecturing and visiting battlefields.

In Vietnam they would execute “search and destroy” missions in jungles against a resourceful enemy. They experienced a series of major engagements that would entail 33 consecutive days of vicious combat in the battle of Dak To in 1967. They fought in Iraq to topple Saddam Hussein, and at the height of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed to Afghanistan for a 12-month combat mission. Through firsthand interviews with veterans, across the decades, and the expert analysis of the authors, the role of one of America’s mainstay divisions in its modern conflicts is in these pages illuminated.

General Fox Conner Pershing’s Chief of Operations and Eisenhower’s Mentor Steven B. Rabalais $34.95 / 320 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of photos / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-3979 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-398-6

John J. Pershing considered Fox Conner to have been “a brilliant solider” and “one of the finest characters our Army has ever produced.” During World War I, General Conner served as chief of operations for the American Expeditionary Force in Europe. Pershing told Conner: “I could have spared any other man in the A.E.F. better than you.” Dwight D. Eisenhower viewed Fox Conner, as “the outstanding soldier of my time.” In the early 1920s, Conner transformed his protégé Eisenhower from a struggling young officer on the verge of a court martial into one of the American army’s rising stars. Eisenhower acknowledged Fox Conner as “the one more or less invisible figure to whom I owe an incalculable debt.” This book presents the first complete biography of this significant, but now forgotten, figure in American military history.

Steven Rabalais has had a lifelong interest in military history and the biographies of lesserknown figures. He obtained his Journalism degree from Louisiana State University in 1982 and his Juris Doctor in 1985. He has practiced law for more than thirty years and is a founding partner of Rabalais & Hebert.


In addition to providing a unique insider’s view into the operations of the American high command during World War I, General Fox Conner also tells the story of an interesting life. Conner felt a calling to military service, although his father had been blinded during the Civil War. From humble beginnings in rural Mississippi, Conner became one of the army’s intellectuals. During the 1920s, when most of the nation slumbered in isolationism, Conner predicted a second world war. As the nation began to awaken to new international dangers in the 1930s, President Roosevelt offered Fox Conner the position of army chief of staff, which he declined. Poor health prevented his participation in World War II, while others whom he influenced, including Eisenhower, Patton, and Marshall, went on to fame.

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Casemate Under a Blood Red Sun The Gallant Stand of America’s Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 in the Philippines, 1941–42 John J. Domagalski $32.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of photos / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-4075 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-409-9

During the opening days of World War II in the Pacific, a small group of American sailors in the Philippines were propelled into the forefront of the fighting. They were manned with six small wooden torpedo (PT) boats and led by a courageous, larger-than-life character in Lieutenant John D. Bulkeley. The men of Torpedo Boat Squadron 3 faced insurmountable odds as they conducted a series of heroic operations against the navy and air power of Imperial Japan. As America’s defense of the Philippines crumbled under the weight of a massive Japanese assault, the courageous activities of Bulkeley’s men made headlines across the U.S.—often as the only good news coming from the bleak Pacific front. The unit achieved everlasting fame by evacuating General Douglas MacArthur from the front. Then the squadron continued to fight on until all six of its torpedo boats were lost under fire. The fate of the doomed American defenders was sealed when the Japanese won the battle for the islands in the spring of 1942. The exploits of the unit were immortalized in the blockbuster 1945 movie They Were Expendable, starring John Wayne and Robert Montgomery, but since then the saga of Bulkeley and his men has slipped into history. Under a Blood Red Sun revives the story of the Philippine PT-boats through the intertwined accounts of Bulkeley and his subordinate officers and men. It is a story of the courage and sacrifice of men thousands of miles from their homeland, representing American gallantry and fighting prowess, while giving the Japanese a taste of what was further to come their way.

John J. Domagalski is the author of Into the Dark Water: The Story of Three Officers and PT109. Domagalski’s fascination with history began at a young age by building model ships and reading books about World War II. This interest eventually grew into research and writing.

Operation Barbarossa 1941 Hitler against Stalin Christer Bergström $49.95 / 300 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / 300 photos / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-401-3

Operation Barbarossa was the largest military campaign in history. Springing from Hitler’s desire to conquer the Soviet territories, defeat Bolshevism and create ‘Lebensraum’ for the German people, it pitted two diametrically opposed armed forces against one another. The invasion began with 4.5 million troops attacking 2.3 million defenders. On one side was the Wehrmacht, without any doubt the world’s most advanced military force. On the other were the Soviet armed forces, downtrodden, humiliated and terrorized by an autocratic and crude dictator with no military education whatsoever. Based on decades of research work in both German and Russian archives, as well as interviews with a large number of key figures and veterans, Operation Barbarossa brings our knowledge on the war on the Eastern Front several big steps forward. It reveals and dispels many myths and misconceptions including: the myth of mass surrenders by Soviet soldiers; the myth about the vast differences in troop casualties between the two sides; the myth of the Soviet partisans and the myth that it was the Arctic cold that halted the German offensive. It also does not shy away from difficult truths such as the true nature of Finland’s participation in Operation Barbarossa, and the massive scale of rapes committed by German troops.

Christer Bergström has published 23 books on World War II. He specializes on World War Two and in the past has focused on the Eastern Front. Previous bestsellers The Ardennes and Battle of Britain sold over 3,000 copies within six months.

Illustrated with over 250 photos, many never previously published, and several clear and detailed maps, this is an objective, balanced account, published in time for the 75th anniversary of the start of Operation Barbarossa on 22nd June 2016. Christer Bergström has once again produced what will be the definitive account of this monumental campaign.

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Casemate The Liberation of Europe 1944–1945 The Photographers who Captured History from D-Day to Berlin Mark Barnes $39.95 / 336 pages / 8.5 x 11 / 400 photos / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-4020 / eISBN: 978-161200-406-8

The Second World War presented a huge range of challenges to press photography both in terms of its execution and getting the results in print. Life on the home front was the main subject until the invasion of France changed everything in 1944.

Mark Barnes, a librarian at The Times, is a newspaper veteran with over forty years’ experience. He has spent much of that time working in picture libraries where he is able to combine his passion for photography and military history.

Photographers from The Times were part of a talented group who were there to capture the momentous events taking place from the moment the troops stepped ashore, as the Allies fought their way from the D-Day beaches all the way to Berlin. They captured thousands of images of the fighting and its aftermath: bombed out towns, tanks and the inevitable human death toll, but also troops moving through a scarred landscape, the civilian population in joy and fear, and the daily activities of the soldiers themselves. They were on hand to witness the surrender of German commanders and some of their subsequent suicides, and also when King George VI made history when he became the first monarch since Henry V to confer knighthoods on the battlefield. It is an extraordinary archive, yet very few of the images were published, either at the time or since. Mark Barnes, a librarian at The Times, has painstakingly reconstructed the archive over a period of many years, piecing together the journeys these pioneering photographers, masters of their craft, made across Europe. The Liberation of Europe, containing over 400 mainly unpublished images, not only gives a succinct and expert overview of the North West Europe campaign, but also presents world history on a grand scale and is essential reading for everyone interested in World War II.

Spearhead of Fifth Army The 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Italy, from the Winter Line to Anzio Frank Van Lunteren $32.95 / 320 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-4273 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-428-0

Upon the completion of the Sicily and Salerno Campaigns in 1943, the paratroopers of Colonel Reuben Tucker’s 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment were among the first Allied troops to enter Naples. A ghost town at first sight, the residents soon expressed their joy at being liberated. Four weeks later the 504th—upon the special request of General Mark Clark—spearheaded Fifth Army’s drive through the notorious Volturno Valley—the Germans’ next stand. January 1944 seemed to promise a period of rest, but the landing at Anzio meant deployment for the paratroopers again, this time by ship. A bombing raid during their beach landing was a forecast of eight weeks of bitter fighting. Holding the right flank of the beachhead along the Mussolini Canal, the paratroopers earned their nickname “Devils in Baggy Pants” for their frontline incursions into enemy lines, as well as their stubborn defense of the Allied salient.

Frank Van Lunteren was born and raised in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He went on to study political history at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, while researching the exploits of the U.S. Paratroopers who during World War II fought to rescue his homeland from German occupation.


In this work H Company’s attachment to the British 5th Grenadier Guards are painted in comprehensive light for the first time. Using war diaries, personal journals, letters and interviews with nearly 80 veterans, a close-in view of the 504th P.I.R. in the Fifth Army’s Italy Campaign is here provided in unsurpassed detail. This work is the third by Van Lunteren on the 504th P.I.R. In World War II following The Battle of the Bridges and Blocking Kampfgruppe Peiper. As readers will see, however, the Italian theater held second place to none in terms of grueling combat and courage against formidable odds, and an extremely expert enemy.

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Casemate Luftwaffe in Colour The Victory Years, 1939–1942 Christopher Cony and Jean-Louis Roba $24.95 / 128 pages / 7 x 10 / 300 photos / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-4082 / eISBN: 978-161200-410-5

This remarkable work pulls the lid off one of the legendary air forces in history at the very peak of its power—unveiling the men and machines as they truly existed day-to-day, underneath the propaganda of their own regime and the scare stories of their enemies. In Hitler’s Germany, color photography was primarily co-opted for state purposes, such as the military publication Signal, or the Luftwaffe’s own magazine, Der Adler (Eagle). But a number of men had cameras of their own, and in this painstakingly acquired collection, originally published in France, we can witness true life on Germany’s airfields during the period of the Luftwaffe’s ascendancy. Thus not only do we see famous planes such as the Me-109, Ju-87 or He-111, but the wide variety of more obscure types with which the Germans began the war. The array of Arados, Dorniers, Heinkels—not to mention elegant 4-engine Condors—that were initially employed in the war are here in plain sight and full color, providing not only an insight into WWII history but a model maker’s dream. Just as fascinating are the shots of the airmen themselves, along with their ground crews—full of confidence and cheer as they bested every other air force in Europe during these years, with the single exception of the RAF’s Fighter Command in late-summer 1940. But that was no big stumbling block to the Luftwaffe, which had bigger fish to fry in Russia and North Africa the following year.

The Normandy Battlefields Bocage and Breakout: From the Beaches to the Falaise Gap Leo Marriott and Simon Forty $29.95 / 192 pages / 9 x 12 / 350 color photos / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-4198 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-420-4

The Normandy Battlefields: D-Day & the Bridgehead ended as the Allies fought to expand their DDay foothold. In Bocage and Breakout, Leo Marriott and Simon Forty take the story forward as the success of the invasion continued into the Cotentin, with Cherbourg falling on 29 June. As US First Army fought its way south, on the eastern edges of the bridgehead, British and Canadian forces were fighting a war of attrition around Caen facing the bulk of the German armor as division after division was fed into Normandy. Like a pressure cooker, the fighting intensified until, seven weeks after D-Day, Operation ‘Cobra’ broke the German line. Quickly Patton’s Third Army, operational from 1 August, flooded through the gap exploiting the German confusion, encircling what was left of the German armies in the Falaise Pocket and advancing quickly through into Brittany. Three weeks later, the Battle of Normandy was over, the routed German Army was retreating helter skelter back towards Germany and the Low Countries pursued by the Allies in a reverse of the 1940 Blitzkrieg campaign. The three months of war in June–July 1944 were brutal, with losses of front-line troops as heavy as in World War I. When victory came, it came at a cost: 209,672 casualties among the ground forces, including 36,976 killed and 19,221 missing. The Allied air forces lost 16,714 airmen. The corresponding German losses were even more significant: some 450,000 men, of whom 240,000 were killed or wounded. More important to the Germans were the losses of heavy equipment— tanks, assault guns, artillery, personnel carriers.

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Leo Marriott is a retired Air Traffic Controller who has had more than 30 books published on his specialist subjects: naval warfare and aviation. Simon Forty has been working in publishing as an editor and author for 35 years.


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Casemate Vikings at War Kim Hjardar and Vegard Vike $34.95 / 400 pages / 6 x 10 / fully illustrated / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-403-7

Vikings at War presents a depiction of how the Vikings waged war; their weapons technology, military traditions and tactics, their fortifications, ships and command structure. It also portrays the Viking raids and conquest campaigns that brought the Vikings to virtually every corner of Europe. Employing unorthodox strategies, the most crucial element of the Viking’s success was their basic strategy of evading the enemy by arriving by sea, then attacking quickly and with great force before withdrawing quickly. The warrior class dominated in a militarized society. Honor was everything, and breaking promises and ruining one’s posthumous reputation was considered worse than death itself. Never before have the Viking art of war, weapons and the history of their conquests been presented together in such detail. With over 380 color illustrations including beautiful reconstruction drawings, maps, cross-section drawings of ships, line-drawings of fortifications, battle plan reconstructions and photos of surviving artifacts including weapons and jewelry, Vikings at War provides a vivid account of one of Europe's most exciting epochs. Kim Hjardar holds a PhD in Nordic Viking and Medieval Culture from the University of Oslo and works as a lecturer in history at St Hallvard College. He has been involved in Viking and Medieval studies for more than fifteen years. Vegard Vike is archaeological conservator at the Museum of Cultural History, Oslo. He works on a daily basis with X-rays and microscopes and the surface-cleaning of weapons from graves.

Caesar’s Greatest Victory The Battle of Alesia, Gaul 52 BC John Sadler and Rosie Serdiville $32.95 / 320 pages / 6 x 9 / 27 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-405-1

The Battle for Alesia was a decisive moment in world history. It determined whether Rome would finally conquer Gaul or whether Celtic chieftain Vercingetorix would throw off the yoke and independent Celtic tribal kingdoms could resist the might of Rome. Failure would have been a total defeat for Julius Caesar. European, and therefore world history might have been a very different story. Caesar’s campaign of 52 BC hung in the balance. The Romans were caught off-guard and it seemed all too likely their grip on Gaul would be prised free. The Siege of Alesia was one of the most astonishing military undertakings of all times. Caesar’s interior siege lines stretched for 18 kilometers and were surrounded by an outward facing line three kilometers longer. Vercingetorix’s refuge proved a trap and, despite an energetic defense and the arrival of a huge relief army, there was to be no escape. Caesar’s Greatest Victory reveals both sides of the conflict. The arms, equipment, tactics and fighting styles of Roman and Celtic armies are explained, as well as the charisma and leadership of Caesar and Vercingetorix. Using evidence from archaeology, the authors construct a fresh account of not just the siege itself but also the Alesia campaign and place it into the history of warfare. Douglas John Sadler BA (Hons) M.Phil, FRHistS, FSA (Scotl.) is an author, lecturer, battlefield tour guide and historical interpreter. He is a battlefield tour guide in Europe. Rosie Serdiville is a writer and educator. She works together with John Sadler in schools and for heritage sites, using different viewpoints to provide an alternative commentary on events.


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Casemate Jungle Survival Manual 1944 Instructions on Warfare, Terrain, Endurance and the Dangers of the Tropics Edited by Ruth Sheppard $18.95 / 144 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 line illustrations / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-4365 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-4372

During the Second World War, British and American soldiers were sent to new and challenging theaters, fighting to survive not only encounters with the enemy but the landscape they found themselves in. Being posted to South-East Asia and the Pacific to fight the Japanese meant soldiers had to learn to survive in the tropics, fighting and living in endless steamy jungle and perilous swamps. In this environment, men had to be able to take care of themselves rather than relying on their unit to supply their needs. To help them in this completely alien environment, the British and US armies produced a number of official training manuals and guides to explain to the men how to identify and fight the Japanese and avoid their deadly panji traps, but also ‘jungle lore’: how to find and cook plants that were safe to eat; which animals and insects could kill them; how to identify and treat tropical illnesses and diseases; and avoid the dangers of polluted water and cannibals. The Jungle Survival Manual brings together the official manuals and information that enabled the Allies to fight in Burma, Malaya, Thailand, Indochina, Singapore and the Pacific Islands. This volume makes a unique gift for all those interested in survival techniques, and those of travelling to Asia. The Jungle Survival Manual is complete with some 20 diagrams and drawings reproduced from the original guides.

Ruth Sheppard read Ancient and Modern history at St John’s College, Oxford and has an interest in all periods of history.

Recce Small Team Missions Behind Enemy Lines Koos Stadler $32.95 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / 65 illustrations / December 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61200-404-4

South African Special Forces, known as the ‘Recces’, are an elite group of soldiers that few can aspire to join. Shrouded in secrecy due to the covert nature of their work, the legendary Recces have long fascinated, but little is known about how they operate. Now one of this select band has written a tell-all book about the extraordinary missions he embarked on and the nail-biting action he experienced in the Border War. Shortly after passing the infamously grueling Special Forces selection course in the early 1980s, Koos Stadler joined the so-called Small Teams group at 5 Reconnaissance Regiment. This sub-unit was made up of two-man teams and was responsible for numerous secret and highly dangerous missions deep behind enemy lines. With only one other team member, Stadler was sent to blow up railway lines and enemy fighter jets in the south of Angola. As he crawled in and out of enemy-infested territory, he stared death in the face many times. A gripping, firsthand account that reveals the near superhuman physical and psychological powers these Special Forces operators have to display. Koos Stadler has been a career officer in the South African National Defense Force for more than 30 years. He served in the elite South African Special Forces, better known as the “Recces” – spending 10 years in the long guerilla war against the then South West Africa Peoples’ Organization.

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Casemate The new Past & Present series reconstructs historical battles by using photography, juxtaposing modern views with those of the past. It shows how much of the infrastructure has remained and points to the passing nature of things – such as outfits, uniforms, and ephemera. These books present a coherent link between now and then, linking the monuments and battlefield relics with what actually happened.

Past & Present: Bastogne December 1944 $16.95 / 64 pages / 7.25 x 9.75 / fully illustrated / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-4341 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-4358

Bastogne will live forever in the annals of American military history. From the resounding “Nuts,” in response to the German demand for surrender, to the breaking of the siege by Patton’s Third Army—brilliantly disengaged from its positions on the Saar, wheeled 90 degrees and marched northwards faster than any thought possible—the defense of Bastogne and victory in the Ardennes was one of the greatest feats of American arms in the European Theater. This title in the Past & Present series looks at the encirclement, siege, and relief with then and now photographs; specially commissioned aerial photos, and a wealth of detail.

Past & Present: Omaha Beach June 1944 $16.95 / 64 pages / 7.25 x 9.75 / fully illustrated / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-425-9 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-4266

Of the five beaches attacked on 6 June, Omaha saw the sternest fighting. Well-placed defenders on the high ground and extensive beach defenses did their job. On top of this, so much had gone wrong with the first wave: many of the amphibious DD Sherman tanks didn’t reach the beach. They were released from their landing craft too far away where the greater swell swamped them and the troops landing on Omaha missed their firepower. Another problem was that many units landed in the wrong place. Strong tides and winds carried the landing craft off line and led to confusion. Finally, the German emplacements and defenses were well-placed on high ground and the only cover on the beach—the seawall—was over a killing ground. There were 32 fortified areas located between the Vire River and Port-en-Bessin: in all, 12 of these strongpoints were able to direct fire on Omaha Beach. The attacking forces—units of the US 29th and 1st Inf Divs—suffered over 2,000 casualties, many of them drowned during the approach, but led by US Rangers, themselves misplaced (they were the follow-up troops to Rudder’s Rangers who had scaled the Pointe du Hoc) the American troops pushed forward and by nightfall, they had gained hold of the beach and its immediate hinterland. Despite the casualties, 34,000 troops had been landed by the end of the day.


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Casemate Past & Present: 6th Airborne Division June 1944 $16.95 / 64 pages / 7.25 x 9.75 / fully illustrated / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-421-1 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-4228

Operation Tonga began at 22:56 on the night of 5 June, when six Halifax heavy bombers took off from Tarrant Rushton towing six Horsas carrying a coup-de-main force consisting of D Coy, Ox and Bucks LI reinforced with two extra platoons from B Coy and a party of sappers, who were tasked with capturing the bridges over the Caen Canal and the River Orne. 6th Airborne Division—which included 1st Canadian Para Bn—had been allotted three specific tasks to achieve, apart from protecting the eastern flank of the Allied seaborne landings. First, it was to capture intact the two bridges over the Caen Canal and the Orne River at Benouville and Ranville. Second, the division was to destroy the heavily fortified Merville coastal artillery battery located at Franceville Plage, to ensure that it could not shell the British forces landing on Sword Beach. A third task was to destroy several bridges spanning the River Dives—at Varaville, Robehomme, Bures, and Troarn. The division would then hold the territory that it had seized until it could be relieved by advancing Allied ground forces.

Past & Present: 101st Airborne September 1944 $16.95 / 64 pages / 7.25 x 9.75 / fully illustrated / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-423-5 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-4242

After its operations in the Cotentin and around Carentan, the 101st was withdrawn from the lines in June and sailed back to England. After several false alerts, they invaded by air again into the Netherlands on September 17, 1944, part of Operation “Market Garden.” Operation “Market Garden” is a debated subject among WW2 historians: was it a brave attempt to end the war that foundered, or was it an ill-conceived waste of resources? With hindsight, there’s no doubt that the operation was a daring attempt to attack deep into enemy territory. At the beginning of September, it seemed to the Allied commanders that the enemy was disorganized. In reality, the Germans had started fire brigade reorganization and would have an effective defense throughout the Netherlands. 101st parachuted right into the middle of enemy territory. They met little resistance to begin with and captured most of their initial objectives. But the Germans managed to demolish the division’s primary objective, a bridge over the Wilhelmina Canal, forcing the 101st to attempt to capture a similar bridge a few kilometers away. They found the approach blocked but held the territory enabling engineers to rebuild the bridge. Other units continued moving to the south and reached the northern end of Eindhoven. In the following days they defended the town of Veghel but failed to take the City of Helmond. As Operation “Market Garden” progressed, the rest of the 101st Airborne Division joined the 82nd Airborne Division on Nijmegen. The Screaming Eagles saw seventy-two days of fierce fighting against German troops and showed their tenacity.

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The Drive on Moscow, 1941

The Devil’s General The Life of Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz – the “Panzer Graf”

Operation Taifun and Germany’s First Great Crisis of World War II

Raymond Bagdonas

Niklas Zetterling and Anders Frankson

$19.95 / 376 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp illustrations / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-612004327 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-223-1

$19.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / 24 photos, 7 maps / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-612004334 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-133-3

“Despite his fanciful first name, this Silesian nobleman’s little-known career is a suggestive one-man slice of World War II, the Freikorps, and the Eastern Front, where the Soviets learned to fear his tank commands.” – World War II Magazine

“…an excellent book– well researched, fast paced and enjoyable to read. Both historians and general readers will profit from reading it.” – Military Review

This is the story of the highly decorated German regimental commander of World War II, known as the “Panzer Graf”. An aristocratic Silesian, Strachwitz first won the Iron Cross in the Great War. After fighting with the Freikorps, he was serving with the 1st Panzer Division when the Polish campaign inaugurated World War II.

At the end of September 1941, more than a million German soldiers lined up along the frontline just west of Moscow. They were well trained and had good reasons to hope that the war in the East would be over with one last offensive. Facing them was an equally large Soviet force, but whose soldiers were neither as well trained nor as confident. When the Germans struck, disaster soon befell the Soviet defenders.

Australian author/researcher Raymond Bagdonas, though impaired by the disappearance of 16th Panzer Division’s official records at Stalingrad, and the fact that many of the Panzer Graf’s later battlegroups never kept them, has written an intensely detailed account of this combat leader’s life.

Niklas Zetterling is a researcher at the Swedish Defense College. Along with Anders Frankson he has previously written Kursk 1943 and The Korsun Pocket. Both authors live in Sweden.

Barksdale’s Charge

The War on Two Fronts

The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863

An Infantry Commander’s War in Iraq and the Pentagon Col. Christopher Hughes

Phillip Thomas Tucker

$22.50 / 320 pages / 6 x 9 / 2 x 16 pages color / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-612004310 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-093-0

$18.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp of photos / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200227-9 / eISBN: 978-1-61200-180-7

“A personal account of combat in Iraq and how bureaucracies wage war. War on Two Fronts makes real contributions to understanding the essence of full spectrum operations.” – ARMY Magazine

“Wonderful writing with splendid pacing propels the account of Barksdale’s charge and the moment the confederate case reached its apex on the day that decided the state of the Union.” – ToySoldier and Model Figure Magazine On the third day of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee launched a magnificent attack, but Pickett’s Charge was crushed by the Union defenders that day. The Confederacy’s “high tide” had come the afternoon before. Barksdale’s Charge describes the moment when the Confederacy reached its zenith, and the soldiers of the Northern states succeeded in retaining their perfect Union. Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D., has authored or edited more than 20 books. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he has three degrees in American history.


After the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the war in Iraq became the most confusing in U.S. history, the high command not knowing who to fight and who among the different Iraqi groups were fighting each other. Col. Hughes writes movingly of his battalion at war in Iraq. Written with candor, this is a must-read for all those who seek insight into the war in the Mideast. Col. Hughes is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Webster University and the National War College. He has served in numerous command positions in infantry and airborne units across the Army.

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Pass Guard at Ypres

Behind the Lines

Ronald Gurner

W.F. Morris

$14.95 / 242 pages / 5 x 7 / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-411-2 eISBN: 978-1-61200-4129

$15.95 / 314 pages / 5 x 7 / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-413-6 eISBN: 978-1-61200-414-3

A platoon of inexperienced British soldiers crosses to France, in excited and nervous anticipation of what is to come; they find themselves at Ypres where the battleweary Allied troops are dug in, and slaughter surrounds them. With their officer Freddy Mann, they are soon in the thick of it, burying the dead, experiencing the terror of bombardment, with some unable to cope and refusing to go over the top. We see the action through their eyes, from privates to the senior officers of the wider battalion, with a focus on Freddy Mann’s journey from idealistic officer to battle-hardened cynic barely hanging on as those around him are cut down, maimed or crack.

Behind the Lines is a thriller that follows on from the success of W. F. Morris’s first novel, Bretherton: Khaki or Field-Grey? Morris is again concerned with questions of identity, allegiance, chance, concealment and self-discovery. A subaltern is forced to flee when he accidentally kills an overbearing, taunting fellow officer: appearances are all against him and he does not trust to trench justice. He becomes a fugitive and has to join forces with other deserters, lost soldiers and outlaws in a hand-to-mouth existence in the no man’s land between opposing forces. A series of adventures and disasters ensue, including capture by the Germans and near death by firing squad. Only his own bravery and the devotion of his fiancé can rescue him from his plight.

Stanley Ronald Kershaw Gurner (1890-1939) was a classics scholar at Oxford and became a teacher after university. In 1914 he was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade and served two years before being wounded at Arras by a sniper.

Roux the Bandit André Chamson $13.95 / 112 pages / 5 x 7 / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-417-4 eISBN: 978-1-61200-4181

Set deep in the mountains of southern France, this charming short novel tells the story of a man from the Cèvennes Mountains called Roux, who refuses to join the army at the outbreak of war in 1914. Instead, he flees and hides in the hills, only returning occasionally to the farm where he left his mother and sisters. The people of the valley condemn his desertion and they hope the police will find his hideout. But as the months and the years go by, and the horrors of the trenches become known, the local people start to understand Roux’s actions. Roux begins to appear in the village more often, helping out and explaining that his decision was taken out of respect for the Bible. His arrest at the end of the War is therefore met with sadness and regret. André Chamson (1900-1983) was an archivist, museum curator, novelist and essayist. He was the founder-director of the journal Vendredi.

W.F. Morris was an English novelist best known for Bretherton. Morris served with the 13th Cycle Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment during WWI and was awarded the Military Cross.

Mr. Britling Sees it Through H.G. Wells $15.95 / 444 pages / 5 x 7 / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-61200-415-0 eISBN: 978-1-61200-4167

A profound and very human account of the early years of the war by master storyteller H.G. Wells (War of the Worlds). Mr. Britling, loosely based on H. G. Wells himself, lives in the quintessentially English town of Matching’s Easy in Essex. He is a great thinker, an essayist, but most of all an optimist. When war arrives he is forced to reassess many of the things he had been so sure of. The family’s young German tutor is forced to head back to Germany, and Mr Britling’s seventeen year old son enlists in the Territorials. Day by day and month by month, Wells chronicles the unfolding events and public reaction as witnessed by the inhabitants of one house in rural Essex. Each of the characters tries in a different way to keep their bearings in a world suddenly changed beyond recognition. Tragedy ensues; Mr Britling must wrestle with outrage, grief and attempts at rationalization as he ‘sees it through’.

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Pool of London Press / Andrea Press Game of Shadows The Daily Telegraph Book of Spies & Espionage Philip Parker $30.00 / 352 pages / 6 x 9 / 24 photos / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-910860-20-5

Philip Parker is a former diplomat and publisher who specializes in the late antique and early medieval periods. Philip has also played the role of General Editor on many titles including the award-winning The Great Trade Routes and The Cold War Spy Pocket Manual.

The First World War was the cradle of modern espionage and the build-up to the conflict saw a scramble as the British government tried desperately to build an intelligence service. Taking as its cue these formative years, Game of Shadows: The Daily Telegraph Book of Spies & Espionage relates the thrilling, intriguing and shadowy story of the spies and counter-intelligence operatives who engaged in an often deadly struggle to uncover the other side’s secrets. This volume will trace the evolution of the various strands of British intelligence, from the foundation of what would become MI5 and MI6 to the sabotage operations of Special Operations Executive in the Second World War and the subterfuge experts of Naval Intelligence Unit, where Ian Fleming formed the early ideas for James Bond. The Book will cover the struggle between Cold War antagonists, as new spying techniques emerged and treacherous webs of cross and double-cross entwined against the backdrop of an always looming nuclear conflict. This book will cover KGB defections, Stasi plots and CIA stings. It will uncover the latest revelations about the Cambridge Spy Ring (following the recent release of some 80,000 previously classified documents) of Philby, Blunt, Burgess and Maclean. It will detail the new intelligence landscape of the post-Cold War World as the old certainties have dissolved and the spy services must counter and infiltrate new groups and face the challenges of cyberspies and cyberterrorists.

Deutsche Kriegsmarine Uniforms, Insignias and Equipment of the German Navy 1933-1945 Eduardo Delgado $150.00 / 504 pages / 8.5 x 12 / 2600 photos / October 2016 / hardback / 978-84-96658-59-2 / Andrea Press

This book offers an outstanding visual record of the history, uniforms and gear used by the Kriegsmarine. Over 500 pages, 2600 photographs (most unpublished before) accompany the clear, explanatory text.


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30 Degrees South

Chopper Down!

Out of Action

The Story of a Mercenary Pilot in Africa

Chris Cocks

Carl Alberts $34.95 / 352 pages / 6 x 9 / color & b/w photos / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1-928211-78-5 / eISBN: 978-1-928211-79-2

After twenty years of armed conflict in Angola and political instability in coup-ridden Sierra Leone, private corporate financial interests became the catalyst that spawned the creation of possibly the most successful private military corporation to date: Executive Outcomes (EO). With its initial task of securing Angolan government control in the Soyo oil-producing region, prompted by private oil interests, EO subsequently became involved in the war against UNITA throughout the country. With little more that 100 of its own combat personnel on the ground in both the wars in Angola and Sierra Leone, the outstanding success that EO achieved was in no small part due to the force-multiplying effect and support given by its helicopter and jet pilots of the Air Wing. This is the true story of the frustrations, personal sacrifices and too often the extreme risks that the aircrews took while flying in support of the ground offensives. Carl Alberts was born in Northern Rhodesia. After matriculating at Beachwood Boys’ High, he was conscripted into the South African Defense Force (SADF) in 1973. In 1984 he was awarded the Honoris Crux, South Africa’s highest decoration for bravery, for his actions at Cuvelai.

$29.95 / 284 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w photos / Now Available / paperback / 978-1-928211-58-7 / eISBN: 978-1-908916-12-9

Out of Action is the reworked and updated edition of Survival Course, the sequel to the best-selling Fireforce—one man’s war in the Rhodesian Light Infantry. Part 1, ‘War’, chronicles Chris Cocks’s final 16 months of combat in the Rhodesian bush war, as a stick leader in PATU, the Police AntTerrorist Unit. It is a time of unbelievable cruelty as the part-time white reservists’ battle overwhelming odds, without air support and … without a future. Part 2, ‘Peace’, recounts the author’s painful adjustment to life as a civilian—a fifteen-year odyssey in the embryonic state of Zimbabwe. It is an intensely personal journey in which the author pulls no punches as he describes his clumsy attempts to come to terms with a) the new dispensation of black Africa and b) himself. It is a cri de couer, the story of a young man, brutalized by war, who seeks escape in alcohol and drugs, and who, in the process, causes immeasurable pain and suffering to those around him. Chris Cocks is the author of Fireforce, Cyclone Blues; The Cheetah: 50th Anniversary Magazine of the RLI, and is co-author of The Saints: The Rhodesian Light Infantry and Africa’s Commandos.

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The Caged Bird Sang No More My Biafra Odyssey, 1966–1970 Major General Philip Efiong $34.95 / 352 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w photos / April 2016 paperback / 978-1-928211-80-8 eISBN: 978-1-928211-81-5

This is Philip Efiong’s account of the Nigeria–Biafra Civil War. He was a key player during the event and second-in-command to the Biafran leader, General Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu. The story begins with the coup d’états of January and July 1966, and recounts ensuing ethnic and regional conflicts. After the first coup, Efiong is posted to State House as Principal Staff Officer and then to Kaduna as Acting Commander of the First Brigade. The second coup is executed shortly after and he is forced to escape following a failed attempt on his life. He makes his way back to the East where after officers have been directed by the new military government to return to their regions of origin. Efiong is in Enugu when talks break down between the new military head of state. The result is a declaration of secession by the Eastern Region (Biafra), which leads to war in July 1967. Philip Asuquo Efiong was born in 1925 in Nigeria. He joined the army in 1945 and was commissioned second lieutenant after his officer training. As a Biafran officer, Efiong served in various capacities as Chief of Logistics, Chief of Staff, Commandant of the Militia and Chief of General Staff. He died on 6 November 2003.


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30 Degrees South


North of the Red Line

Composite Warfare

The War of 1893 and the 1896 Rebellions

Recollections of the Border War by Members of the SADF and SWATF: 1966–1989

The Conduct of Successful Ground Force Operations in Africa

Chris Ash $34.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w photos and illustrations / March 2016 / paperback / 978-1928211-89-1 / eISBN: 978-1-928211-90-7

Sandwiched between the glamour and heroism of the Zulu War, and the controversy and bitterness of the Boer War, the Matabele Wars of the 1890s have long been southern Africa’s forgotten colonial wars. With oft-claimed links to the infamous Jameson Raid, the origins of the second Matabele War are as fascinating and controversial as those of the first, and it was a dirty, hard-fought guerrilla war, more akin to the African bush wars of the 1960s and ’70s than those waged at the height of the colonial period. The brutal murders of women and children committed by the insurgents and the widespread use of dynamite to entomb rebels in their subterranean hiding places both sparked fury and condemnation at the time, but aside from the butchery, actions such as the Mazoe Patrol were as heroic as anything of the age. Chris Ash grew up in the Shetland Isles and studied at Aberdeen University. After a brief dalliance with the British Army, he drove to South Africa and decided to stay. Since then, he has worked in oil and mineral exploration all over Africa and the Middle East.


Hanlie Snyman Wroth and Gerry van Tonder $40.00 / 540 pages / 6 x 9 / color & b/w photos, and illustrations / April 2016 / paperback / 978-1928211-97-6 / eISBN: 978-1-928211-98-3

Over the years, much has been written about individuals, the forces and their operations in what became commonly known as South Africa’s Border War, but never before has the human spirit of this 23-year-old conflict been so graphically and unashamedly captured and chronicled as in this book. Over a period of three years, 21,000 of them spoke. Erstwhile antagonists also stepped up to the plate, placing their own personal first-hand experiences amongst those of their enemies of yesterday: Russians, Cubans, Angolans and SWAPO. Veterans wear their hearts on their sleeves, speaking of the psychological impact of tragedy and grief; of bravery and fear; of shenanigans and mischievous escapades to relieve the pressures of war; of miracles and fate; and of camaraderie. Hanlie Snyman Wroth is a former teacher who spent some time teaching refugees from Angola and Mozambique. She has been a Sales Manager at Oxford University Press, and later Juta, but now retired and painting at her home in St Helena Bay. Gerry van Tonder was born in Bulawayo. He joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs in January 1975, stationed at Karoi. He was the Returning Officer for Rushinga during the Zimbabwean elections, liaising with election supervisors and returned guerrillas.

Eeben Barlow $34.95 / 576 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w drawings & charts, color & b/w photos / May 2016 / paperback / 9781-928211-76-1 / eISBN: 978-1-928211-77-8

Composite Warfare presents African soldiers and scholars with a true African ‘Art of War’. As a continent, Africa presents her armies with a vast, dynamic and multidimensional operating environment. It has numerous complex and diverse ethnic, religious, cultural and tribal interests and loyalties, along with many multifaceted threat-drivers coupled to varied and infrastructure-poor terrain plus vast climatic variations. The continent is, furthermore, characterized by numerous halfwon conflicts and wars fought by incorrectly structured, inadequately trained and illequipped armies. For many reasons, these forces have difficulty adapting to the complex, demanding and rapidly changing environments they do battle in. Similarly, the armies have difficulty in decisively defeating the various threats they face. Many of the principles and tactics, techniques and procedures they were – and still are – being taught relate to fighting in Europe and not in Africa. Eeben Barlow served as a lieutenant-colonel in the pre-1994 South African Defense Force (SADF) in conventional, clandestine and covert units. He was the founder and chairman of Executive Outcomes (EO) where he trained SADF Special Forces in covert operations.

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SAS and Special Forces Fitness Training

How to Fight Like a Special Forces Soldier

An Elite Workout Programme for Body and Mind

Steve Crawford

John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman $29.95 / 192 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 50 b/w photos and 30 b/w a/w / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78274-425-2 / NCR

The SAS is one of the world’s greatest military elite units and its soldiers are renowned for their ability to cope when under great physical and mental stress. With this book readers can acquire the unique range of skills taught to members of the British Special Air Service to help them succeed in the modern world. SAS and Special Forces Fitness Training features illustrated exercises for improving strength, stamina, and agility; advice on diet and nutrition; and chapters on mental agility and self-defense teach readers how to overcome their daily challenges, the SAS way. John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman served for 26 years with the Special Air Service and was their Chief Survival Instructor. He remains the foremost authority on SAS training techniques for civilians. He is the author of the best-selling SAS Survival Handbook.

$29.95 / 192 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 80 b/w photos and 100 artworks / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78274-422-1 / NCR

How to Fight Like a Special Forces Soldier is the most in-depth study yet of how trained soldiers kill and wound, and a complete insight into how human beings can be turned into deadly fighting machines. These skills can be primitive as well as ultramodern. Far Eastern elite troops train in the historic martial arts: the South Korean Tiger Division is expert in the lethal skills of punching and kicking. Western Special Forces can fight with their hands and can kill without a sound. They can improvise weapons from materials at hand. But they also have access to the most sophisticated weaponry: hand-held anti-tank guns which can transform a tank into a blazing hulk. Steve Crawford has a postgraduate degree in military history. A former employee of the British intelligence services, he has worked on numerous foreign assignments. He has written several books on elite units.



SAS and Special Forces Mental Toughness Training

How to Pass the SAS and Special Forces Selection Course

How to Improve Your Mind’s Strength and Manage Stress

Chris McNab

Chris McNab $29.95 / 192 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 150 b/w artworks / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78274-423-8 / NCR

This book covers everything a Special Forces soldier needs to know about mental toughness and endurance. This indispensable guide is packed with examples of mental strength with over 150 line drawings and exercises that provide guidance for mastering your mind. Key topics examined in the book include: the will to survive, handling combat stress, recruitment and training, intelligence and concentration, building a team mind, leadership, tactics, detention, escape and survival, and diplomacy. The book contains details of a number of military training programs and their means of assessing a candidate’s suitability for life as a Special Forces soldier.

$29.95 / 192 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 100 b/w photographs and artworks / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78274-424-5 / NCR

Twice a year, anxious recruits gather at SAS headquarters, their minds focused on one objective: to become SAS soldiers in one of the world’s most elite regiments. Yet between arriving and receiving the famous winged dagger badge, stands nearly four months of the toughest military selection process in the world. Could you rise to this exceptional challenge of mind and body? This book shows you how. Beginning with essential preparation, the book covers fitness training, navigation skills and the selection course itself. Find out how to keep the instructors happy, how to deal with exhaustion during Test Week, and how to survive disaster strike on bleak mountains.

Chris McNab is a wilderness expert, military specialist and author of over 20 survival publications, including How to Survive Anything, Anywhere, Living off the Land. He holds a PhD from the University of Wales and lives in south Wales, UK.

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Amber Books

The World’s Greatest Submarines An Illustrated History David Ross $34.95 / 224 pages / 9 x 12 / 200 color artworks and photographs / October 2016 / hardback / 9781-78274-421-4 / NCR

The World’s Greatest Submarines features 52 of the most significant submarines built, from the German U-9 – which sank three British cruisers in quick succession on 22 September 1914 – through the USS Ray and huge Japanese I-400 class of World War II, to the great nuclearpowered submarines of the Cold War, such as the USS Los Angeles, Soviet Oscar class and HMS Resolution. Also included are the bronzehulled Gustave Zede of 1893; the ‘undersea cruiser’ Surcouf, which carried two 203mm (8 inch) guns on its deck; the highly successful Type VII U-boats deployed by the German Kriegsmarine against Allied shipping during World War II; and the latest attack and ballistic missile submarines, such as HMS Astute, USS Virginia, the Israeli Dolphin class, the Chinese Type 094, the INS Arihant and the Russian Yasen class. Each entry includes a brief description of the submarine’s development and history, a color profile view or cutaway, key features and specifications. David Ross specializes in maritime and railway history and has written and contributed to numerous books on these subjects. His most recent books are Ships Visual Encyclopedia, Great Warships and The World’s Greatest Battleships.


The History of Torture The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons Brian Innes $29.95 / 192 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 110 b/w of World War II photographs / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-

The Comprehensive Guide to over 1500 Weapons Systems, including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships and Submarines Chris Bishop

$34.95 / 608 pages / 8.75 x 10.75 / 1600 color and b/w photos and artworks / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78274-388-0 / NCR

What was the armament and crew of the German Tiger tank and its Soviet equivalent, the T-34? What was the calibre and effective range of the Lee-Enfield bolt-action rifle? World War II spawned a massive variety of weapons systems, many complex, all fascinating and exciting. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II is an easy-to-read illustrated compendium of the military hardware - from air, sea or land which was used in engagements around the globe from 1939 to 1945. It includes more than 1500 pieces of equipment from handguns to aircraft carriers. Each weapon system is illustrated with a detailed profile artwork and a photograph showing the weapons system in service. Accompanying the illustrative material is detailed text that lists each weapon’s service history, the numbers built, and its variants, as well as full specifications. Chris Bishop was the editor of the Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, and author of German Campaigns of World War II, The Rise of Hitler’s Third Reich, SS: Hitler’s Foreign Divisions and The Military Atlas of World War II, among many other military history titles.

78274-390-3 / NCR

However repugnant, torture has been practiced, either publicly approved or clandestinely, for thousands of years. From the rack to electrodes, from witch- hunts to the Inquisition to a post-colonial world, torture is something we have always lived with. The History of Torture tells the complete story, from the ancient world to the present day, from physical cruelty to mental torment. The rack may be thought of as something medieval, but was first written about in ancient Greece; thumbscrews were introduced to Western Europe from Russia in the 17th century, and with the 20th century came the use of electricity and hallucinogenic drugs to elicit confessions. Ranging from the ancient world to World War II, from the war in Algeria (1954– 62) to the torture of the IRA in Northern Ireland, from the torture of Native Americans to India, China, Japan and Cambodia’s Killing Fields, the book also details the torture that has taken place since 9/11, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Guantanamo Bay. Meticulously researched, The History of Torture is illustrated with more than 100 etchings, paintings and photographs. Brian Innes was trained as a scientist and worked as a biochemical researcher before turning to writing. His books include Bodies of Evidence and Profile of a Criminal Mind. He died in 2014.

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Amberley We Were Eagles Volume Two The Eighth Air Force at War December 1943 to May 1944 Martin W. Bowman $17.95 / 288 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-5908-4 / NCR

The Americans’ second year of the war saw the Eighth Air Force finally bombing Berlin. The arrival in the theater of an ever-increasing number of escort fighters meant that the close-knit formations of bombers could roam further afield without the punitive losses suffered a year earlier. An Allied victory was never in doubt and the air offensive hastened its end but German aircraft production never faltered despite the assault on the war industries. In this second volume, Martin Bowman tells the story of the Eighth Air Force’s campaign over Germany and Occupied Europe in the words of the men who flew the missions. Martin Bowman is one of Britain’s leading aviation authors, with over 100 published books on the Second World War and post-war aviation history. He has also established an international reputation for his imagery and aerial photography. He has a passion for flying in military aircraft.

Churchill and Malta’s War Douglas Austin $17.95 / 288 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / February 2017 / paperback / 978-1-4456-5328-0 / NCR

During the first four years of the Second World War, Churchill and his advisers were concerned with the defense and sustenance of Malta. From 11 June 1940, the island suffered intense and prolonged air attacks, but Churchill refused to consider the abandonment of the island. He gave orders that every effort be made to provide the supplies needed to maintain a base from which Rommel’s supply convoys to North Africa could be attacked. Despite the severe losses, Malta pulled through and made a unique contribution to Allied victory in the Mediterranean. In this researched volume, the story of Malta’s heroic struggle is told through Churchill’s official Malta Papers. Douglas Austin was born in Malta when his father was serving in the Royal Navy. He has studied at Oxford and Harvard, and received his PhD in Military History from University College London.

Agent Fifi and the Wartime Honeytrap Spies Bernard O’Connor $16.95 / 232 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-6018-9 / NCR

Very Special Agent Fifi was described as ‘one of the most expert liars in the world’. Employed by the Special Operations Executive (SOE), Churchill’s wartime spook organization, her job was to entrap trainee agents and test their mettle in the field. Kept secret for seventy-five years, her existence long treated as a myth, Fifi’s files were declassified in 2014 and her identity revealed. She was Marie Chilver, a half-Latvian, half-British escapee from occupied Europe. Marie’s extraordinary story reveals the inner workings of Britain’s secret services and the lengths the SOE would go to in equipping their agents for their highly dangerous espionage work in Nazi-dominated Europe. Bernard O’Connor is an author specializing in the history of Britain’s wartime espionage. His other books include Agent Rose, Churchill’s School for Saboteurs: Station 17, Churchill’s Angels and Churchill’s Most Secret Airfield.

Dutch Courage Special Forces in the Netherlands 1944-45 Jelle Hooiveld $34.95 / 304 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / Illustrated / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-44565741-7 / NCR

Operation Jedburgh was a clandestine operation in which personnel of the British Special Operations Executive, the US Office and Strategic Services, the Free French Intelligence and Operations Central Bureau and the Dutch and Belgian armies were dropped by parachute into Nazi-occupied Europe to conduct sabotage and guerrilla warfare, and to lead the local resistance forces. The mission of the Dutch Jedburgh section was to arm and support resistance and gather intelligence. They played a key role in several major Allied operations, including Market Garden and the SAS operations Amherst and Keystone. This book tells, for the first time, the story of their recruitment and training and their courageous actions alongside the Dutch Resistance. Jelle Hooiveld is a research methodology lecturer at Saxon University in The Netherlands and a freelance researcher/writer at the Dutch Ministry of Defense. Jelle is fluent in Dutch, English and German.

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Amberley IN 100 FAC TS

Paper Bullets

The Second World War in 100 Facts

Airdropped Propaganda of the Second World War

Clive Pearson

Lee Richards

$15.00 / 192 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-44565353-2 / NCR

$22.95 / 96 pages / 6.5 x 9.25 / Illustrated / January 2017 / paperback / 978-1-4456-6119-3 / NCR

The Second World War was the most widespread conflict in human history. Involving over 100 million people from more than thirty nations, it completely reshaped the world as we know it and led to the birth of the modern era. It gave rise to world leaders both iconic and infamous, instigated the break-up of empires and set the stage for the Cold War between the United States of America and the Soviet Union, which would last for over forty years. In Britain, the war helped to solidify a national identity that lasts to this day, leading to the creation of the welfare state and highlighting the merits of an orderly queuing system.

On the first night of the Second World War the Royal Air Force flew a mission to drop more than five million leaflets over Germany. The leaflets called upon the German people to throw out the Nazis and make peace. This was the beginning of what aircrew would know as ‘Nickel’ operations, the dropping of propaganda leaflets across Germany and Occupied Europe.

Clive Pearson takes us on a quick-march across the battlegrounds of the world’s deadliest conflict, at home and abroad. Clive Pearson is a lecturer in History and Government and Politics. Specializing in modern history, he has a particular interest in the Second World War.

These early leaflets were crude in design and naive in content but as the war progressed they developed into a sophisticated psychological warfare campaign. Over time the quality of the leaflets improved. They were printed in full color and illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams and cartoons. The occupied countries received air-dropped gifts of tea bags, packs of cigarettes and sweets. Lee Richards has been researching and writing about the history of propaganda and psychological warfare for thirty years.

Southwark in the Blitz

Our War

Neil Bright

Merseyside’s Wartime Children Anthony Hogan

$22.95 / 128 pages / 6.5 x 9.25 / Illustrated / December 2016 / paperback / 978-1-44565615-1 / NCR

$20.00 / 128 pages / 6.5 x 9.25 / Illustrated / January 2017 / paperback / 978-1-44564957-3 / NCR

The Borough of Southwark was an amalgamation of the old boroughs of Southwark, Bermondsey and Camberwell in 1965. Each of these old boroughs has their own unique Blitz stories; some tragic, some extremely sad and some even funny. On the night of 7/8 September, 1940, nearly 150 of the three boroughs’ citizens had been killed. This was the start what became known of the “Night Blitz” lasting through to May 1941. Through the eyes and words of the three boroughs’ inhabitants and local research this book takes the reader through the Night Blitz, the Nuisance Raids, the Baby Blitz and the V-Weapon attacks. It is also a testament to those who ‘endured’ in the three boroughs. Neil Bright has had a long time fascination in military history. A career as a Blitz battlefield guide was spurred by a conversation with and encouragement from a friend.


As one of Britain’s largest cities, Liverpool was heavily targeted during the Second World War. Many residents of Merseyside lost their lives in the conflict, both in active combat and as a result of hardships on the Home Front. As their fathers marched off to war, children remained at home to experience life on the home front. In Our War: Merseyside’s Wartime Children, Anthony Hogan tells the stories of children who survived one of the most brutal and allencompassing conflicts in history. Throughout these pages, you will read about the emotion and tragedy that took over people’s lives during the madness of war. Often heartbreaking, sometimes humorous, these personal and individual stories offer an insight into a way of life that very few of us will ever know. Anthony Hogan first became interested in this topic through his own family involvement in the two world wars.

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Amberley Spitfire Ace My Life as a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot

The Second World War Guide to Aircraft Identification United States War Department $20.00 / 128 pages / 6.5 x 9.25 / Illustrated / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-5889-6 / NCR

After the United States’ entry into the Second World War in 1941, their war department realized that, due to the increasing dominance of air power, their troops would need some help identifying the aircraft active in the various theaters of the war, whether friend or foe. The result was this guide, produced for the US Armed Forces, and intended for concentrated study by their members.

Fighter Pilot The Life of Battle of Britain Ace Bob Doe Helen Doe

$17.95 / 288 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-6012-7 / NCR

In June 1940, at the age of twenty, Bob Doe believed himself to be the worst pilot in his squadron. Just three months later he was a highly decorated hero of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of the pilot who, in his own estimation, was not promising material for a fighter pilot. This biography, written by his daughter, tells the story of Bob’s remarkable career, including his time in Burma leading an Indian Air Force squadron against the Japanese. Helen Doe is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Exeter and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Gordon Olive and Dennis Newton

Battle of Britain Voices 37 Fighter Pilots Tell Their Extraordinary Stories Jonathan Reeve

$17.95 / 320 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-6020-2 / NCR

$17.95 / 528 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-6024-0 / NCR

Gordon Olive flew the iconic Spitfire for over 125 missions in the white heat of the aerial battle for supremacy of the skies. One of the most heavily engaged pilots of the battle; he shot down ten enemy aircraft.

This is the first book to collect substantial accounts to give a true idea of the exhilaration of being in a dogfight with Messerschmitt 109s, the experience of being trapped in a burning cockpit and the mental stress of the maelstrom of air fighting.

Gordon Olive, DFC, kept a record of his RAF career and wrote up his manuscript after the war. An artist, he painted combat scenes that he experienced. Dennis Newton met Gordon in 1986 and helped edit his memoir. He is an aviation journalist and author of seven books.

Scramble The Dramatic Story of a Young Fighter Pilot’s Experiences During the Battle of Britain & the Siege of Malta Tom Neil and James Holland $26.95 / 640 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / December 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-6033-2 / NCR

Jonathan Reeve has been a history book publisher for the last 15 years and has been responsible for bringing back memoirs by Battle of Britain pilots.

The Final Few The Last Surviving Pilots of the Battle of Britain Tell Their Stories Dilip Sarkar $17.95 / 256 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / January 2017 / paperback / 978-1-4456-6037-0 / NCR

This is a fighter pilot’s memoir of four tumultuous years, 1938–1942, when he was first trained, then fought and survived in not one but two of the biggest aerial campaigns of the war.

During the summer of 1940, Britain stood alone, defying the Luftwaffe’s aerial assault. Today, few remain alive worldwide, the Battle of Britain Fighter Association now numbering twenty-seven. Historian Dilip Sarkar has spent a lifetime recording the stories of casualties and the memories of survivors.

Tom Neil joined 249 Squadron flying Hurricanes just before the start of the Battle of Britain. He is the Chairman of the Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot Association. James Holland, historian and broadcaster, is the bestselling author of The Battle of Britain and Dam Busters.

Dilip Sarkar has published nearly forty books on the Battle of Britain and since the 1980s has personally interviewed more Battle of Britain pilots than any other historian.

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Amberley A Tommy’s Life in the Trenches

24 Hours on the Somme My Experiences of the First Day of the Somme 1 July 1916

A Soldier Artist on the Western Front

Edward Liveing

Private Fergus Mackain, William MackainBremner and John Place

$17.95 / 96 pages / 6.5 x 9.25 / Illustrated / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-5545-1 / NCR

$26.95 / 160 pages / 9.50 x 6.50 / Illustrated / January 2017 / paperback / 978-1-4456-5829-2 / NCR

An illustrator and artist by trade, Private Fergus Mackain enlisted in 1915, serving in France when the fighting was at its fiercest. After being wounded on the Somme, he turned to designing postcards for soldiers to send to their families. These postcards reflected a lighthearted and ironic fashion the reality of life in the trenches. Fergus Mackain was born in Canada and lived in New York with his family working as an illustrator for an ad agency. He died in 1924. William Mackain-Bremner lives in Texas and grew up in an army family and was introduced to his relative’s illustrations from an early age. John Place is a teacher and lives in Oxford.

The Trench Cook Book 1917 Western Front Recipes from Bully Beef Pie to Trench Tea

There are many accounts of the Battle of the Somme by surviving British soldiers. But the Somme was not a single battle but a series of offensives fought over four and a half months. What is unique about Edward Liveing’s account is that it begins the evening before the attack and ends close to 24 hours later. A young junior officer in the London Regiment, he was in command of a platoon of about fifty men, when he scaled the crest of his trench into no-man’s land. Edward Liveing worked for the BBC after the war and died in 1963.

The Last Habsburgs A Dynasty Shattered by the First World War Martin Levy

The old adage that ‘an army marches on its stomach’ was never truer than on the Western Front during the First World War. Literally millions of hungry soldiers had to be fed and watered in trenches and behind the lines in France and Belgium and beyond. An army of cooks working in field kitchens relied on their training and official manuals published by the War Office, this book reproduces pages direct from these rare artifacts with an authoritative introduction. Hannah Holman studied English Literature at the University of Birmingham and works for a City firm managing public sector assets. Married with four children, she lives in Bath.


Courageous Mariner of the First World War Ben Carver

Hannah Holman $17.95 / 272 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4456-5549-9 / NCR

Captain Charles Fryatt

$34.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4456-5783-7 / NCR

The Habsburg house of cards was an impressive and fragile thing. They ruled in Europe for nearly 500 years, but by the mid-nineteenth century their throne was in danger from riotous unrest in the streets of their own empire. In this book, Martin Levy explores the imperial world of the final Habsburg rulers and the lives they forged in an increasingly archaic world of arranged marriages and royal alliances, and the rule of the monarchy. Martin Levy grew up in the East End of London and worked for a Christian educational charity for eleven years before he retired in 2000. He lives in Redhill, Surrey.

$20.00 / 128 pages / 6.5 x 9.25 / Illustrated / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-5861-2 / NCR

At about 7 p.m. on 27 July 1916, the Germans committed one of the worst atrocities of the First World War. Captain Charles Algernon Fryatt, Master of the Great Eastern Railway ship SS Brussels, had been court-martialed for attempting to ram an attacking German submarine and for being a franc-tireur. Having been found guilty he was executed almost immediately by firing squad. In this book, Ben Carver takes a look at the events surrounding the capture of the SS Brussels, the trial and execution of Captain Fryatt and the aftermath. Ben Carver is an author and transport historian based in Dorset.

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Amberley Soviet Military Badges

The End Game

A History and Collector’s Guide

The Final Chapter in Britain’s Great Game in Afghanistan

Richard Hollingdale

Susan Loughhead

$22.95 / 96 pages / 6.5 x 9.25 / Illustrated / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-4916-0 / NCR

$34.95 / 400 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4456-5993-0 / NCR

Soviet Military Badges are fascinating objects too often neglected in English language publications. In this book, Richard Hollingdale provides a reference guide for enthusiasts wishing to identify, date and classify items within their collections. Full color images of both the obverse and reverse sides of the badges demonstrate the detail of the items for the experienced and new collector alike.

Beginning by drawing parallels between the author’s experiences at the British Embassy in Kabul in 2010–2013 and her grandfather’s experiences of the same just after Indian Independence in 1948–50, this book takes a thematic approach to analyze the role of Britain in Afghanistan since the conclusion of the Second World War.

Richard Hollingdale is an academic historian. Prior to becoming a secondary school teacher, he worked for three years as a field archaeologist. His publishing career began in 2003-2004 with the publication of articles for Toy Soldier & Model Figure Magazine.

Susan Loughhead is a civil servant in the Department for International Development. From 2010 to 2013 she was seconded to NATO’s headquarters in Afghanistan, and then led the department’s governance reform work in the British Embassy.

The Great Conspiracy

Breaker Morant

War Animals

Britain’s Secret War against Revolutionary France, 17941805

The Final Roundup

Paul Watkins

Joe West and Roger Roper

$34.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / December 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4456-5267-2 / NCR

$34.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4456-5948-0 / NCR

$34.95 / 400 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / January 2017 / hardback / 978-1-4456-5965-7 / NCR

The global conflict between Britain and Revolutionary France has long captured the popular imagination. What has been lost to history, however, is that behind the curtain of political show, a parallel shadow war was being waged to overthrow the French Republic and restore the Bourbons to the throne.

Over 100 years ago Harry Harbord Morant was shot by a firing squad. Thus began his ascension to national hero.

How did pigeons help set Europe ablaze? Why did some men of the Polish Army fighting in Italy have an insignia of a bear on their uniforms? What was the fate of Dr Brydon’s horse?

Carlos de la Huerta

Using letters, journals and secret police reports this book tells the history of Britain’s secret war and the remarkable cast of characters who staked their lives in its prosecution. Having studied for an MA in historical research from the University of Leeds, Carlos de la Huerta’s research for his PhD has concentrated on the activities of the British secret service against Revolutionary France.

Edwin Murrant immigrated to Australia. Changing his name, he joined the army and went to the Boer War. Enraged by the death of a friend, he organized the murder of prisoners, a soldier and a priest in revenge. He was sentenced to death. This book reveals the truth behind the legend. Joe West was an infantryman and then a helicopter pilot. After the army he flew helicopters in the North Sea and India. Roger Roper was born in Somerset. After living in Australia, he returned to the UK where he works as an engineer and archaeologist.

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Find out the answer to these and many more questions in the first book to document the stories of various animals’ battles throughout many different wars. This book covers the contributions, roles and fates of these animals using individual stories and vignettes set against a wider context of the conflicts. Paul Watkins is a veterinary surgeon with a lifelong interest in military history. He is an established author, having written both in scientific and historical genre.


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Amberley Through Spain with Wellington

Waterloo Voices 1815 The Battle at First Hand Martyn Beardsley

The Letters of Lieutenant Peter Le Mesurier of the ‘Fighting Ninth’

$17.95 / 304 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / Illustrated / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-6016-5 / NCR

Adrian Greenwood $34.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / April 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4456-5456-0 / NCR

Gazetted into the 9th Foot as an ensign in 1808, Peter Le Mesurier saw action from the earliest days of the Peninsular War almost to its end. The ‘Fighting Ninth’ was in the thick of it, and his letters describe nearly every major engagement of the war. The correspondence of this young officer provides a unique and fresh insight into the campaigns of Moore and Wellington against Napoleon. They also show the transformation of the boy into the man. Adrian Greenwood’s particular field of interest is 19th century British military history. He has contributed to numerous magazines, periodicals and newspapers.

The Second Anglo-Sikh War Amarpal Singh and Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, GCB CBE

$42.00 / 576 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4456-5023-4 / NCR

A garrison’s chance killing of two British officers sent to govern Multan sparks an unexpected war between the East India Company and the Sikh Empire. Following calls for retribution, Sir Hugh Gough strikes into the heart of the Punjab with a force to face the Sikh army. After two contests, he nearly comes to grief with half his line repulsed. Recovering from the setback, Gough would achieve victory at the battle of Gujrat, paving the way for British rule up to the Khyber Pass. Amarpal Singh Sidhu was born in the Punjab, India. He spent over 20 years working in the software industry before turning to his real interest in military history and the analysis of battlefields.


The Battle of Waterloo, fought over the course of a day on a muddy field in Belgium, brought an end to two decades of war in Europe. It had been a draining conflict and had threatened the very sovereignty of numerous nations. In this book, the story is told by those who were present, in their own words. The accounts come from letters, diaries and published accounts, sometimes recounted many years later, the eyewitness testimonies of officers and ordinary soldiers. Martyn Beardsley is a writer and historian. He has written thirty-five books, including Deadly Winter and A Matter of Honour. He has conducted extensive research into the Napoleonic Wars.

Roman Helmets Hilary Travis and John Travis


The AngloSaxons in 100 Facts Martin Wall

$34.95 / 208 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / Illustrated / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-6009-7 / NCR

There are currently two different methods in use in the identification of Roman helmet types: the British system and the much simplified Continental system. In this study of helmets used by the Romans, Roman Helmets draws together published information and archaeological evidence, while also comparing these dual typologies, discussing their strengths and weaknesses. Hilary Travis holds Masters and Honors degrees in Archaeology. She also has experience in Japanese martial arts and reconstruction of artifacts. John Travis holds a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Roman Archaeology from the University of Liverpool. He is an archaeologist with over thirty years’ experience.

$15.00 / 192 pages / 4.75 x 7.75 / / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4456-5638-0 / NCR

The Anglo-Saxon age was one of great change and unrest. With its strange customs and unfamiliar names, the Anglo-Saxon era became mysterious and misunderstood. Martin Wall seeks to ‘demystify’ the period and to show that the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ were by no means backward or inferior, breaking it down into easy-to-read, bite-sized chunks. Martin Wall inherited his passionate interesting local history and folklore from his father and has been writing about these subjects for ten years. He lectures historical groups and acts as a gallery interpreter in his spare time.

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Big Sky Publishing Our Friend the Enemy

Lonesome Pine

A Detailed Account of ANZAC from Both Sides of the Wire

The Bloody Ridge

David W. Cameron $24.99 / 576 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / hardback / 978-1922132-74-1

Our Friend the Enemy is a detailed history of the Gallipoli campaign at Anzac. Viewed from both sides of the wire and described in first-hand accounts. Australian Captain Herbert Layh recounted that as they approached the beach that, once we were behind cover the Turks turned their ... [fire] on us. A chap next to me was hit three times. He begged me to shoot him, but luckily for him a fourth bullet got him and put him out of his pain. Gunner Recep Trudal of the Turkish 27th Regiment wrote of the fierce Turkish counter-attack: It started at morning, and then it went on and on, never stopped. You know there was no break for eating or anything … Attack was our command. That was what the Pasha said. Once he says “Attack”, you attack, and you either die or you survive. David W. Cameron completed his PhD in 1995 and was subsequently awarded an Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Australian National University.

Simon Cameron $19.99 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1922132-30-7

One of the most famous assaults of the Gallipoli campaign took place over four days in August 1915. On a small plateau in Gallipoli known as Lone Pine — named for the lonesome pine that stood there — this battle was fought. In the afternoon of 6 August 1915, the Australians orchestrated an attack aimed at breaking the Turkish stronghold on Lone Pine. The fighting on both sides during these attacks involved throwing bombs over hastily erected barriers, mad dashes through the trenches, hand-to-hand combat, and avoiding the dying and wounded. Simon Cameron’s researched account allows us to gain a greater understanding of the sacrifice of so many in such a short period of time. This book describes the days leading up to the attack and the horror of the battle in gripping detail. Simon Cameron graduated as a medical practitioner in 1981 from Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia with minors in history.

Bully Beef & Balderdash

Dust Donkeys and Delusions

Some Myths of the AIF Examined and Debunked

The Myth of Simpson and his Donkey Exposed

Graham Wilson

Graham Wilson

$24.99 / 448 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / hardback / 978-1921941-56-6

$24.99 / 416 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1921941-74-0

The Australian Imperial Force, first raised in 1914 for overseas war service, became better known by its initials - the “AIF”. There was distinct characters to those who enlisted in the earliest months and who were destined to fight on Gallipoli. During the war the AIF took its place among the great armies of the world, on some of history’s oldest battlefields.

Dust, Donkeys and Delusion examines and clinically debunks the myth that has grown up around Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, the so-called `Man with the Donkey’, the quintessential Australian `hero’ of Gallipoli. While the various elements of the Simpson myth have now become popularly accepted as `history’, Dust, Donkeys and Delusion shows clearly, based on historical documents, both official and unofficial, that almost every word ever spoken or written about Simpson following his death is false.

However, the legend of the AIF is shrouded in myth and mystery. Graham Wilson’s Bully Beef and Balderdash shines an unforgiving light on well-known myths of the AIF in World War I, arguing that these spectacular legends simply serve to diminish the hard-won reputation of the AIF as a fighting force. Graham Wilson mounts his own campaign to rehabilitate the historical reputation of the force and to demonstrate that misleading and inaccurate embellishment does nothing but hide the true story of Australia’s World War I fighting army.

Graham Wilson served 26 years in the Australian Regular Army, retiring in 1996 as a Warrant Officer Intelligence Analyst. Following five years as a civilian intelligence officer in the Department of Defense, he transferred to the Defense Department’s Directorate of Honors and Awards where he worked for 10 years in the support and policy areas; the latter as Staff Officer Historical Research. Graham retired from the Public Service in February 2011 and now works as a historian.

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Big Sky Publishing More Than Bombs and Bandages


Western Desert Campaign

Australian Army Nurses at Work in World War I


Kirsty Harris

Glenn Wahlert

$24.99 / 352 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / hardback / 978-0-9808140-5-7

More than Bombs and Bandages exposes the false assumption that military nurses only nursed. Based on author Kirsty Harris’ CEW Bean Prize winning PhD thesis, this is a book that is far removed from the ‘devotion to duty’ stereotyping offering an intriguing and sometimes gut wrenching insight into the Australian Army Nursing Service during World War I. Dr Kirsty Harris is an honorary fellow at the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne and also has a military background. She has undertaken a considerable amount of reconstructive work to create the robust database of information and little known facts that underpin More than Bombs and Bandages.


Gallipoli An Australian Medical Perspective

$16.99 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / Full color throughout / May 2016 / paperback / 978-0-9757669-2-7

While the North African campaign has been studied over the years, there has been little study of Wavell’s campaign against Italian forces, nor of the role played by the Australian 6th Division in the eventual Italian defeat. Part of this can be attributed to wartime propaganda that labeled the Italian Army dilettantes and mocked their courage. The truth is much different. Many Italian units showed incredible bravery, and the Australian assaults on fortress towns were far from a walkover. Glenn Wahlert was born in Melbourne in 1956. After 20 years of service in the Army he transferred to the Army Reserve where he is currently a member of the Army History Unit.





February to April 1941

1885 Michael Tyquin

Michael Tyquin

Michael Tyquin $16.99 / 140 pages / 6 x 9 / Full color throughout / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1-921941-86-3

To be successful, a modern army needs logistical support to survive - to arm, feed, transport, and care for its soldiers. In many respects the Gallipoli campaign was a doomed undertaking. Communications at the time were primitive, while general staff officers had little understanding of their own army’s medical assets. The Australian Army Medical Corps received aid from all five forces at various times during 1915. Undoubtedly tragic, and sometimes avoidable, errors were made at the highest level of command, with subsequent pressures on the AMS.

$16.99 / 160 pages / 9.72 x 6.88 / Full color throughout / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1922132-61-1

$16.99 / 200 pages / 9.72 x 6.88 / Full color throughout / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1922132-99-4

As with the failed attempt to seize the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915, the allied campaign to assist Greece against a seemingly invincible German juggernaut was poorly conceived and probably doomed even as plans were made to assist that country. Like any campaign, however, it holds lessons for the contemporary student of strategy, tactics and history. Greece presented singular geographic difficulties for the defending forces, its mountainous defiles dictating the distribution of ports, road and rail routes. The primitive state of the national infrastructure did little to help a long-term defensive posture.

The involvement of an Australian colonial military force in Britain’s Egyptian campaigns between 1883 and 1885 was very short, extending for only five months overall, including the pre-deployment phase. Consequently its influence on these campaigns was insignificant. Nevertheless, our involvement in the Sudan in 1885 is part of Australia’s military history. This book provides the context for Australia’s involvement in the Sudan, and follows operations chronologically.

Doctor Michael Tyquin is a consulting historian based in Canberra. He has published extensively in the areas of Australian social, medical and military history. He is a serving member of the Australian Army Reserve which he joined as a medical assistant with the 4/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse.


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Big Sky Publishing Backroom Boys

Beyond Adversity

Alfred Conlon and Army’s Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs, 1942–46

‘U’ Company, 15th Battalion 1941–1942 William Park

Graeme Sligo

$24.99 / 384 pages / 9 x 6 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / hardback / 978-0-9806582-7-9

$24.99 / 416 pages / 9 x 6 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / hardback / 978-1-921941-12-2

Backroom Boys is the remarkable story of how a group of intellectuals provided high-level policy advice to Australia’s most senior soldier, General Blamey, and through him to the Government for the remainder of the war and beyond. This band of academics, lawyers and New Guinea patrol officers formed a unique military unit, the Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs, under the command of an eccentric string-puller, Alf Conlon. Graeme Sligo is a colonel in the Australian Army who has served overseas. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, the National Defense University, the University of New South Wales and the University of Melbourne.

I Confess A Memoir of the Siege of Tobruk Joseph J. Murray

In November 1941, about 100 university students began their short-term compulsory military training with the 15th Infantry Battalion. Their training was due to end on 4 February 1942. The outbreak of the Pacific War on 7 December changed everything. This book tells the story of those students of `U’ Company, 15th Battalion. It covers their wartime service and how they resumed their lives once the war was over. William Park was born in Brisbane and served during World War II in infantry and cipher units of the Australian Army. After the war, he completed his commerce degree and spent the next 50 years in the business world.

Eureka Stockade

Do Unto Others

A Ferocious and Bloody Battle

Counter Bombardment in Australia’s Military Campaigns

Gregory Blake

Alan H Smith $19.99 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / paperback / 978-0-9870574-8-8

$19.99 / 236 pages / 6 x 9 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1-922132-04-8

$24.99 / 448 pages / 9 x 6 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / hardback / 978-0-9870574-4-0

I Confess is an intimate portrayal of command in the crucible of war. Major General John Joseph Murray fought in the AIF in the First and Second World Wars. He won the Military Cross as a commander during the Battle of Fromelles, and in the Second World War he commanded the Australian 20th Brigade during the siege of Tobruk. I Confess is an analysis of leadership under pressure, a personal reflection on its stresses, its tragedies and its rewards.

A ferocious and bloody battle is the epic account of the battle for the Eureka Stockade, an iconic moment in Australian history. On the chilly dawn morning of 3 December 1854 British soldiers and police of the Victorian colonial government attacked and stormed a crudely-built fortification erected by insurgent gold miners at the Eureka lead on the Ballarat Gold Diggings. The fighting was intense, the carnage appalling and the political consequences of the affair profound.

Since 1899, the role Australian gunners have played in supporting the Australian Military Forces’ campaigns has been well-documented. They have gallantly supported Australian, British, New Zealand and Indian armies in both World Wars, the Korean and Borneo Confrontation Wars and most recently the Vietnam War.

Major General John Murray was born in Sydney in 1892. He joined the Citizen Military Force in 1910, in which he remained between the wars. He died in 1951.

Gregory Blake was born in Melbourne in 1955. Greg is a secondary school teacher and tutor at the Australian Defense Force Academy. Greg served with the Australian Army Reserve during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Do Unto Others is a comprehensive account of the history of counter bombardment, including the development of Australian techniques, equipment and procedures through the campaigns up until Vietnam. Alan Smith joined the CMF in 1951 as a Recruit Gunner in R Battery. He was appointed to the Executive Staff of the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited and occupied Human Resource positions in Corporate, Steel and Wire Divisions in his 36 years’ service.


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Big Sky Publishing Soldiers’ Tales #2

Looking Forward Looking Back

A Collection of True Stories from Aussie Soldiers

Customs and Traditions of the Australian Army

Denny Neave

Christopher Jobson

$14.99 / 192 pages / 6 x 8.25 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1-921941-79-5

Soldiers’ Tales #2 is a unique collection of personal accounts told by soldiers or relatives who have lived with their stories. Spanning the period from World War I through to the conflicts of the modern era, these stories are a mixture of the humorous and the intensely emotional. Denny Neave lives in Sydney. Denny enlisted in the Army Reserve Infantry Corps in 1989 and completed Officer Training QUR. He has served for over 25 years. He has authored three military titles and produced a Military History Documentary.

$24.99 / 288 pages / 9 x 6 / Full color throughout / May 2016 / hardback / 978-0-9803251-6-4

Looking Forward, Looking Back explores the Australian Army’s rich and proud history. The Australian Army boasts a broad variety of traditions, some of which belong the the Service as a whole, others to a particular corps, regiment or rank. Many of the Army’s customs and traditions are derived from the battle tactics and fighting attire of old. Some of the drill movements seen on today’s parade grounds were originally practiced by soldiers in battle. Christopher Jobson was born in 1946 and educated at Cranbrook School. A professional soldier, joining the Australian Army in 1968, he served in the Royal Regiment and saw active service in South Vietnam.

Celebrating 100 Years at Duntroon

Royal Australian Navy Fleet

Royal Military College of Australia 1911–2011

Celebrating 100 years of Pride in the Fleet

$34.99 / 336 pages / 10 x 12 / Full color throughout / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1-921941-47-4

$79.99 / 276 pages / 10 x 12 / Full color throughout / May 2016 / hardback / 978-1-922132-93-2

$24.99 / 412 pages / 9 x 6 / b/w maps and images / May 2016 / hardback / 978-1-922132-52-9

Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of RMC and discover the rich history of Duntroon with this superbly designed and crafted full color book. This book is an inspirational record, both past and present of the accomplishments of one of the world’s leading officer training establishments. This book captures the evolving traditions of this institution, walks you through a day at Duntroon, provides a spectacular photographic record of the centenary celebrations and offers so much more.

Celebrate 100 years of pride in the Fleet and discover the rich history of the Royal Australian Navy with this superbly designed and crafted full color book. The entry into Sydney Harbour of the Royal Australian Fleet on the 4th of October 1913 was an event of national significance and great achievement by the young Australian nation. In October 2013, exactly 100 years later, the spotlight again shone on Sydney when over 8,000 naval personnel and dozens of warships from around the world conducted a fleet entry and ceremonial review. This book captures and records the International Fleet Review, providing a spectacular photographic record of the celebrations.

Known affectionately as ‘Padres’, chaplains have been integral to the Australian Army for a century. From the legendary William ‘Fighting Mac’ McKenzie, whose friendships with diggers in the trenches of Gallipoli and France made him a national figure in 1918, to Harold Wardale-Greenwood, who died caring for the sick while a POW, this book assesses the contribution of Australian Army chaplains in conflicts and peacekeeping missions, in barracks and among service families.


Captains of the Soul A History of Australian Army Chaplains Michael Gladwin

Royal Australian Navy

Dr Michael Gladwin is Lecturer in History in the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University. A graduate of the Australian National University and the University of Cambridge, he has written widely on Australian and British imperial religious history.

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Colourpoint / Chipotle Publishing Chocolate Soldiers

100 Irish Stories of the Great War

The Story of the Young Citizen Volunteers and 14th Royal Irish Rifles during the Great War

Ireland’s Experience of the 1914–1918 Conflict Steven Moore

Steven Moore

$26.95 / 320 pages / photos throughout / April 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78073-0769 / Colourpoint

$26.95 / 256 pages / photos throughout / April 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78073-059-2 / Colourpoint

From an interest sparked by a family involvement in the Young Citizen Volunteers and the First World War, author Steven Moore has crafted an extensive, revealing and sympathetic account of the organization. Conceived as non-sectarian and non-political the YCV was: a youth movement with national aspirations; a paramilitary body prepared to take up arms to prove its loyalty; and the core of a military unit of the British Army that fought in virtually all the major battles of 1916 and 1917. Unkindly dubbed ‘The Chocolate Soldiers’ and often, in short, the ‘odd men out’, their story is revealed through photographs and the words of the men themselves.

American Thunder Military Thompson Submachine Guns

In 100 stories, one for every year that has passed since the Great War, this collection provides snapshots of how Ireland and its people, at home and scattered across the world, were affected by, and had an effect on, the conflict that changed the world forever.

The Gun that Made the 20’s Roar

Machine Guns of World War II

William J. Helmer

A Military History Coloring Books

Frank Iannamico

Robert Segel $39.95 / 412 pages / 8.5 x 11 / color and black and white photos / April 2016 / hardback / 978-09823918-7-7 / Chipotle Publishing

An in-depth study of the famous Thompson submachine gun. The concept of the Thompson originated during World War I, by John T. Thompson. By the time the weapon was designed and placed into production, the war had ended. Post war sales were made to a few law enforcement agencies and corporations, but some ended up in the hands of criminals, earning the gun a sinister reputation. Nearly twenty years later, at the beginning of World War II, there was a desperate need for weapons, and the Thompson was placed back in production. The submachine gun was issued to military forces and helped win the war.

$39.95 / 220 pages / 8.5 x 11 / April 2016 / hardback / 978-0-9965218-2-6 / Chipotle Publishing

$2.95 / 16 pages / 8.5 x 11 / April 2016 / paperback / 978-0-9965218-1-9 / Chipotle Publishing

The thesis evolved into the first “biographicalhistory” of General Thompson and the submachine gun that was published by the Macmillan Company as The Gun That Made The Twenties Roar. It received favorable reviews in Newsweek, The Washington Post’s book section, and more than a dozen newspapers that had book columns at the time.

Chipotle Publishing is proud to bring you the 4th in a series of coloring books where you can help today’s youth grow up with a better understanding of what came before today, to learn of the geniuses and inventors who worked to save their countries in their most desperate hours, who used every bit of ingenuity and knowledge they had to create weapons for their armies to use. This coloring book focuses on the machine guns used by the various armies involved in World War II.

Since then any number of books and articles have retold the Thompson story, but the only one that greatly expands on this edition, especially in manufacturing details, is The Ultimate Thompson Book, published in 2009 by Tracie Hill, founder of The American Thompson Association.

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Fighting High Publishing March By Moonlight


A Bomber Command Story of Ops and Evasion, Captivity and Friendship

A Bomber Command Navigator Shot Down and on the Run Gordon Mellor

Jack Love and Barry Love

$34.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-0-9934152-5-8 / NCR

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 illustrations / June 2016 / hardback / 978-0-9934152-1-0 / NCR

In 1942 Jack Love’s aircraft sustains damage forcing a crash-landing in Northern France. The pilot manages a safe landing, and the crew scramble free. A five-week trek follows as they march across France. They reach the River Doubs where the wireless operator drowns. The pilot and front gunner reach the far bank, and become part of the ‘Pat O’Leary’ escape line. Jack and the tail gunner attempt to find a crossing, but stumble into German patrol. Three years of captivity follow, culminating in the ‘Long March’. Born in 1912, Jack Love had to work at the local coal pit and then as a bus conductor. The Second World War intervened, which proved to be his ‘greatest adventure’.

You Never Know Your Luck

A Ruddy Awful Waste

Battle of Britain to the Great Escape: The Extraordinary Life of Keith ‘Skeets’ Ogilvie DFC

Eric Lock DSO, DFC & Bar: The Brief Life of a Battle of Britain Ace

Keith C. Ogilvie $39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 illustrations / July 2016 / hardback / 978-0-9934152-2-7 / NCR

When the Royal Canadian Air Force wouldn’t accept him, Keith ‘Skeets’ Ogilvie walked across the street and joined the Royal Air Force. Over the next months he established his credentials with six confirmed victories. Shot down over France, Skeets’ home was Stalag Luft III prison camp. He was the second last man out of the ‘Great Escape’ tunnel but was recaptured. Skeets was one of 23 escapees who were spared from being murdered by the Gestapo. Keith C. Ogilvie describes himself as the ‘lucky’ son of Skeets and Irene Ogilvie.


Despite attempts to join the RAF Volunteer Reserve, it is not until 1940 that Gordon is called up. Gordon’s operational duties begin at RAF Elsham Wolds and No. 103 Squadron. On a raid to Aachen, all seems to be fine until a German night fighter opens fire. With both wings ablaze, Gordon manages to leave the Halifax with only seconds to spare. A decision to knock on a farmhouse door is pivotal and Gordon finds himself part of the Comète escape line, set up by the Resistance to help Allied servicemen evade capture. In 1940 Gordon Mellor was called up to the RAF. Gordon’s war years were particularly dramatic and he left the service in 1946 as Flight Lieutenant.

Steve Brew and Mike Bradbury $39.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9 / 70 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-0-9934152-3-4 / NCR

In 1939, 19-year-old Eric Lock joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve. Displaying a natural aptitude for aerial combat, Lock became an Ace within four weeks of his first sortie. He claimed twenty victories during the Battle of Britain, and was the top-scoring RAF Ace of the campaign. However, Lock was wounded in action in November 1940. Lock returned to front line operations, but failed to return from a patrol to France. Steve Brew is the Historian for 41 Squadron RAF. He has previously authored books on 41 Squadron and articles on aviation. Mike Bradbury is a member of the Lock family who has campaigned for a memorial to Lock in Shrewsbury.

Under Their Own Flag A History of 47 Squadron 1916–1946 Owen Clark $49.95 / 160 pages / 8.25 x 11 / 108 illustrations / April 2016 / hardback / 978-09932129-9-4 / NCR

Under Their Own Flag details the story of No. 47 Squadron from its birth in 1916 through to the culmination of the Second World War. No. 47 Squadron operated in the far corners of the world. During the First World War the squadron was in Greece and in 1919 it was deployed to Russia. The 20s and 30s found them in Egypt and Sudan, before engaging Italians during World War II. During 1942 and 1943 they patrolled North Africa and Tunisia. With the Japanese defeated, the squadron went on to peace keeping in Java. Owen Clark is a Chartered Surveyor. His interest in 47 Squadron comes from his father, a wireless operator/air gunner who later joined 47 Squadron.

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Fonthill Media The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS

The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS

On the Eastern Front: April 1943 to July 1944

Stalin’s Nemesis Michael James Melnyk

Michael James Melnyk

$65.00 / 368 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 185 photographs and 6 maps / October 2016 / hardback / 978-178155-538-5

$65.00 / 400 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 210 photographs and 6 maps / October 2016 / hardback / 978-178155-528-6

The first volume of a two part set on the history of the Galician Division is based on over 25 years research by accomplished historian Michael James Melnyk who has sourced additional new and hitherto unseen original material on all aspects of the Division’s history from archives and private collections in Europe, Australia, North American and Canada. Complemented by the individual accounts and contributions of many veterans which add an engaging personal dimension, this new definitive two volume account supersedes his earlier divisional history published in 2002.

The second volume of the definitive history of the 14th WaffenGrenadier Division der SS (Ukrainische Nr 1). The illustrated concluding volume of the division’s history features chapters on its reformation, deployment against Communist-backed partisans in Slovakia, the forced march to Slovenia, anti-partisan action against Tito’s partisans in Slovenia and its committal for the final time on the Eastern Front against the Red Army. It concludes with an investigation into the Division’s escape from repatriation a subject which has been the subject of contention amongst historians.

Historian Michael James Melnyk has researched the Galician Division exclusively for over two and a half decades amassing a huge amount of material on this topical unit. An established author and authority on the subject, he has extended his previous works to encompass an extraordinary level of detail in this latest offering.

Japan at War 1931–45 As the Cherry Blossom Falls David McCormack $32.95 / 176 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 30 black and white photographs / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78155-545-3

This fascinating history, recounted from both the American and Japanese perspectives, follows the course of the Empire of the Sun’s ultimately unequal struggle against the great allied powers. Drawing on archive material, this new history provides the reader with piercing strategic and political insights which debunk many of the enduring myths which encompass Japan’s apocalyptic drive for hegemony in Southeast Asia. Whilst unsparing in its treatment of Japan’s ultimate culpability for unleashing the Second World War, this book is an objective appraisal of the tragedy that engulfed the territories under Japanese control, and eventually Japan itself. David McCormack graduated with first class honors in Contemporary Military and International History.

Strafvollzugslager der SS- und Polizei Himmler’s Wartime Institutions for the Detention of Waffen-SS and Polizei Criminals Stuart B. T. Emmett $60.00 / 576 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 36 black and white photographs and 10 line illustrations / December 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78155-560-6

Strafvollzugslager der SS- und Polizei is a book that Heinrich Himmler would not have wished written. In an effort to disguise the true criminality within the ranks of the Waffen-SS, the Reichsführer-SS temporarily expelled men incarcerated in the Strafvollzugslager der SS- und Polizei. This study illuminates the reasoning behind the imprisonment of Waffen-SS and policemen in institutions, describes the regulations and reveals the history of these institutions. Stuart Emmett was born in London and is a retired businessman and freelance historian who has previously published numerous articles on military history.

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Hermann Goering From Secret Luftwaffe to Hossbach War Conference 1935–37 Blaine Taylor $40.00 / 272 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 290 photographs / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-62545-019-7

In March 1935, Goering unveiled to the world his secret German Air Force, the dreaded Luftwaffe. In March 1936, the Luftwaffe took part in the occupation of Rhineland, and by the end of the year; Goering was also the recognized economic dictator of the Third Reich. A State Visit to Rome in January 1937 made him a main player regarding the future Reich alliance with Fascist Italy. Overshadowing all of this was the top-secret Hossbach war conference. In all of the above, Goering was the main player, second only to Hitler, especially regarding the economy and the air force. Blaine Taylor is the American author of seventeen histories on war, politics, aviation, biography, engineering, medicine, architecture, and photography.


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Fonthill Media Rare Birds

Sino-Japanese Air War 1937–1945

Forgotten Aircraft of the Second World War

The Longest Struggle

Charles R. G. Bain

Håkan Gustavsson

$45.00 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 78 photographs 34 in color / September 2016 / hardback / 978-178155-524-8

$40.00 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 29 black and white photographs / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78155-536-1

The Second World War saw the apex of piston-engine aircraft design, and ushered the world into the jet age. Anybody who studies aviation will know the names: Spitfire, Mustang, Zero, Messerschmitt, Shturmovik. But there were many more aircraft to take to the skies before and during the war, and frequently their stories remain unknown. This book seeks to tell those stories, to bring to the fore the forgotten warbirds.

The Sino-Japanese war of 1937-1945 was the longest struggle of the Second World War. It started with the Japanese aggression in July 1937 and soon accelerated into a full-scale war with the Chinese Kuomintang government. The Chinese Air Force was to suffer large losses during the whole conflict with Japan. Not getting much help from the outside world, the Kuomintang government, led by Chiang Kai-shek, soon closed a unholy treaty with the communistic Soviet Union to receive armament including a large number of aircraft and Soviet volunteers to fly some of them.

Charles Bain was born in Windsor, Ontario. A life-long enthusiast of aviation, he pursued an Honors and Master’s degree in History from the University of Windsor.

Tupolev Tu-2 The Forgotten Medium Bomber

Håkan Gustavsson is a Swedish aviation researcher and writer specializing in the early air war of the Second World War.

Skalski Against All Odds Franciszek Grabowski

The Diary of Sonny Ormrod DFC Malta Fighter Ace

Jason Nicholas Moore

Brian Cull and Frederick Galea $45.00 / 192 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 131 photographs, profiles and plans / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78155-532-3

$34.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 29 black and white photographs / November 2016 / hardback / 978-178155-549-1

$45.00 / 336 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 36 black and white photographs / October 2016 / hardback / 978-178155-529-3

Although one of the best bombers of the Second World War, the Tu-2 is little known in the West. This book provides a comprehensive history of this airplane, complete with its developmental history in the Second World War and later, and its long postwar history. First produced in 1942, the Tu-2’s initial production ended in 1943, then as its combat capabilities became clear, it was reinstated into production. Because of the stop in production, the Tu-2 was not used in large numbers until the last year of the war, where it proved a useful weapon indeed.

Skalski—against all odds provides a gripping and detailed account on the career of General Stanislaw Skalski, VM & bar, KW & 3bars, DSO, DFC & 2bars, the leading Polish fighter ace. Skalski gallantly served from the first day of the Second World War, becoming the first ace of the conflict. Returning to communist Poland, he was arrested on charges of spying on behalf of Great Britain, and sentenced to death. He was not executed, and after spending eight years in prison, he rejoined service.

Plt Off Oliver Ormrod, better known as ‘Sonny’ to his RAF compatriots, was just four days past his twentieth birthday when he was killed in action after his Hurricane was shot down. During his brief fighting career at Malta, he was credited with only two enemy aircraft destroyed, although he shared in the destruction of three others. A total of a dozen successes at a time when the Hurricane was completely outclassed by Bf 109Fs of JG53, his bravery and valor were recognized by the award of a DFC.

Jason Nicholas Moore is an avid air historian and modeler, with a particular interest in Soviet airplanes.

Franciszek Grabowski is a researcher of Polish Aviation. He puts his emphasis on the wartime and post-war activities of the Polish airmen, including various covert and intelligence actions.


Brian Cull has been writing Second World War aviation history for the past twenty-five years and has in excess of twenty-five titles to his credit.

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Fonthill Media A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1941–1945

The RAF in the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain

Invicta – The Undefeated Joe Bamford, John Williams and Peter Gallagher

A Reappraisal of Army and Air Policy 1938–1940

$29.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white photographs / November 2016 / paperback / 978-178155-096-0

Greg Baughen

A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1941–1945 covers the station’s history during the period that the RAF was on the offensive against the Luftwaffe. Having been badly damaged during the Battle of Britain and the only airfield to have been put out of action, Manston rose from the ashes to become a base for numerous fighter units that attacked Hitler’s ‘Fortress Europe’. Joe Bamford joined the RAF as an assistant air traffic controller and served at Manston and Cyprus. John Williams joined the Army and served for nine years with the Royal Ordinance Corps. Peter Gallagher worked for British Telecom and was called up for National Service where he joined the Royal Signals Regiment in Germany.

Britain’s Cold War Bombers Tim McLelland

$45.00 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 40 black and white photographs / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78155-525-5

In May 1940, the German Army and the Allied forces they faced were evenly matched. Two months later Britain was on her own, hopelessly outnumbered and facing imminent defeat. Should the RAF have done more to support the Allied armies in France? Could the RAF have protected the British Army better at Dunkirk? How narrow was the margin of victory in the Battle of Britain? All these questions and more are answered in Greg Baughen’s third book in the series. Greg Baughen was educated at Sussex University where he obtained a degree in Mathematics. His interest in military aviation was sparked by curiosity over the defeat of British and French forces in the Battle of France in 1940.

Coastal Patrol Royal Naval Airship Operations during the Great War 1914–1918 Brian J. Turpin

The Lion and the Rose The 1/5th Battalion the King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment 1914–1919 Kevin Shannon

$32.95 / 368 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 193 black and white and 66 color photographs / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78155-534-7

$48.00 / 288 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 149 black and white photographs / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78155-527-9

$45.00 / 400 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 31 black and white photographs and 18 maps / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78155-555-2

Britain’s Cold War Bombers explores the creation and development of the jet bomber, tracing the emergence of the first jet designs through to the first-generation jets which entered service with the RAF and Fleet Air Arm. Each aircraft type is examined, looking at how the design was created and how this translated into an operational aircraft. The basic development and service history of each type is explained, with a narrative which links the linear appearance of each new design, leading to the present day and the latest generation of Typhoon aircraft.

In 1915 the Royal Naval Air Service found itself engaged in a war at sea, the fight to prevent the German submarine fleet from disrupting the flow of vital supplies to the British Isles. It was a war that had to be won because the Uboat campaign against Allied merchant shipping was close to bringing the British war effort to collapse. This book tells the story of the men who ventured over the hostile waters, who were expected to hunt down the German submarines and to attack them with inadequate weapons at their disposal.

Based on many unpublished sources, this book narrates the individual parts played by over 1,500 of those who served with the 1/5th King’s Own in the Great War. First seeing action in Flanders in March 1915, they fought in almost all of the major campaigns on the Western Front. Initially recruited from Lancaster, Morecambe, Blackpool and Fleetwood, this battalion was very much a ‘family’ unit with many of the men closely related. Using unpublished sources, this volume details the deeds of this gallant battalion.

Brian Turpin was trained as an aircraft engineer and served in the V-force of RAF Bomber Command for five years.

Kevin Shannon was educated at St Edward’s College. His varied Army career included service in an Armored Reconnaissance Regiment, Intelligence and the infantry.

Tim McLelland is an experienced and recognized author specializing in military aerospace subjects.

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Fonthill Media The Call Up

The Road to Civitella 1944

A Study of National Service in Peacetime Britain

The Captain, the Chaplain and the Massacre

Phil Carradice

Dee La Vardera

$32.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 64 black and white photographs / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78155-526-2

The Call Up or National Service existed in Britain from 1947 until the 1960s. It was the only time that young men were expected to serve in the Armed Forces in Peace Time. It was a traumatic and revolutionary time for many, giving them experiences, sights and emotions that they would otherwise never have seen or felt. There are still men alive today who are able to comment on the experience and to tell the story. Phil Carradice is a historian, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He has written over fifty books, presents the BBC Radio Wales History Program ‘The Past Master’ and writes a weekly blog for BBC History.

Pathan Rising

Rorke’s Drift

Jihad on the North West Frontier of India 1897–1898

A New Perspective

$32.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 67 black and white photographs / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78155-531-6

The massacre and destruction of Civitella on 29 June, 1944 by the 1st Fallschirm Panzer Division as reprisal for the shooting of three German soldiers in the village Dopolavoro—after work social club, left women widows and children fatherless. The book describes the journey of Captain John Percival Morgan and Father Clement O’Shea with the Eighth Army in Italy, to that village in Tuscany. Even though they had seen much death and destruction during their service, they were moved by the plight of this community. Dee La Vardera is a freelance writer living in Wiltshire with an interest in social and military history and a love of Italy.

Neil Thornton

Mark Simner

Crawling Out of Hell The True Story of a British Sniper’s Greatest Battle Dean Bailey

$40.00 / 272 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 64 black and white illustrations / October 2016 / hardback / 978-178155-540-8

$34.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 49 illustrations, 21 in color / November 2016 / hardback / 978-178155-553-8

$29.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 36 color photographs / November 2016 / paperback / 978-178155-556-9

Pathan Rising tells the story of the large‐scale tribal unrest that erupted along the North West Frontier of India in the late 1890s. This resentment was brought to boiling point by a number of fanatical religious leaders who visited the various Pathan tribes calling for jihad. By the time the risings ended, eleven Victoria Crosses would be awarded to British troops. Indeed many Indian soldiers would also receive high-level decorations in recognition of their bravery.

The battle of Rorke’s Drift is established in history as one of Britain’s most incredible actions where approximately 155 defenders held off a Zulu force of over 4,000 warriors, in a savage, bloody conflict with no quarter given by either side. The battle led to a display of incredible fortitude, courage and tenacity resulting in mutual respect between British red coat and Zulu warrior. Using a vast array of primary accounts, including lesser known and previously unpublished examples, the author describes the battle in vivid detail.

Lance Corporal Dean Bailey was 22 when he was sent to Afghanistan as a Sniper Section Commander. During one ambush, Dean’s Platoon is attacked from all sides, and Dean’s Viking is immobilized. Going up on top of the carrier to fend off the assailants with his rifle, an RPG explodes next to him. Continuing his defense, Dean takes a direct hit from an RPG ending his brave covering fire. Dragged from the burning Viking, he is flown back to England. Dean’s next battle was the hardest he ever had to face.

Through his research, Neil Thornton has contributed to various military publications. He has written articles on a diverse range of British military history.

Dean Bailey was born in Lincolnshire in 1984. Dean struggled through school and joined the army, discovering that the disciplined lifestyle was what he needed.

Mark Simner has been interested in British military history since childhood, having widely read and researched the period of 1700 to 1945.


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Frontline Books

Hitler’s Stormtroopers

Fighting the Bombers

The SA, The Nazis’ Brownshirts, 1922–1945

The Luftwaffe’s Struggle Against the Allied Bomber Offensive

Jean-Denis Lepage

Adolf Galland, Kammhuber and Willi Messerschmitt

$34.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Fully illustrated with 113 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-84832-425-1 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-427-5

The Sturm Abteilung der NSDAP were squads of strong arms intended to protect the Nazis’ meetings, to provoke disturbance, to break up other parties’ meetings, and to attack and assault political opponents as part of a deliberate campaign of intimidation. After 1925 the name Braunhemden (Brownshirts) was also given to its members because of the color of their uniforms. Under the leadership of Hitler’s close political associate, Ernst Röhm, the SA grew to become a huge and radical paramilitary force. This book answers several questions concerning the SA. How did the SA become a national movement? What was the relationship between Röhm and Hitler? What role did the SA play in providing Hitler with the keys to power? After the seizure of power by the Nazis on January 30, 1933, what was the function of the Brownshirts? Why did the brutal and scandalous Ernst Röhm stand in Hitler’s way? What became of the SA after the bloody purge of June 1934, the notorious ‘Night of the Long Knives’? Jean-Denis Lepage was born in 1952 at Meaux near Paris. After studying English at the University of Angers, Jean-Denis worked in the UK before moving to Groningen in The Netherlands. He now works as a freelance translator, illustrator and author.

$19.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Illustrated / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-845-7 / eISBN: 978-1-7843-8025-0

Fighting the Bombers is an unrivaled look at the Allied bombing campaign of the Second World War from the point of view of the Luftwaffe establishment and command. The contributing authors were involved in all aspects of German attempts to stem the unrelenting bombardment from the RAF and the USAAF, from tactics in the sky to the longterm strategy and planning on the ground. Also examined are the development of the aircraft themselves and the use of sophisticated radio and radar equipment. These reports were written immediately after the war, in 1945 and 1946, when most of the authors were prisoners of war and, for the most part, were prepared without the aid official documents and records. As such they represent a view not colored by reflection or clouded with postwar politics. The reports show the development of the Luftwaffe, particularly the tactics and equipment used in night flying, as the war progressed, and they give a clear understanding of the efforts undertaken to defend the Reich from aerial attack.

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The Truth About Rudolf Hess James Douglas-Hamilton $32.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 82 illustrations / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7616-3 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7618-7

Rudolph Hess’ flight to Britain in May 1941 stands out as one of the most intriguing and bizarre episodes of the Second World War. In The Truth About Rudolph Hess, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton explores many of the myths which still surround the affair. He traces the developments which persuaded Hess to undertake the flight without Hitler’s knowledge and shows why he chose to approach the Duke of Hamilton. In the process he throws light on the importance of Albrect Haushofer, one-time envoy to Hitler and Ribbentrop and personal advisor to Hess, who was eventually executed by the SS for his involvement in the German Resistance movement. Drawing on British War Cabinet papers and the author’s unparalleled access to both the Hamilton papers and the Haushofer letters, this new and expanded edition of The Truth About Rudolph Hess takes the reader into the heart of the Third Reich, combing adventure and intrigue with a scholarly historical approach. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton read history at Balliol College, was a boxing blue and President of the Oxford Union. After a spell in the legal profession, he became the Member of Parliament for Edinburgh West. From 1999 to 2007 he was a member of the Scottish Parliament. He retired from Parliament and now sits in the House of Lords.


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Frontline Books AIR WAR ARCHIVE



FockeWulf Fw 200

Junkers Ju 88

Dornier Do 17

The Luftwaffe’s Most Versatile Aircraft

The Luftwaffe’s ‘Flying Pencil’

The Luftwaffe’s Long Range Maritime Bomber

Chris Goss

Chris Goss

Chris Goss $24.95 / 128 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 illustrations / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-487-9 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-489-3

$24.95 / 128 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 illustrations / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-475-6 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-477-0

$24.95 / 128 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 illustrations / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-471-8 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-473-2

Originally built as an airliner that could carry passengers across the Atlantic for Deutsche Lufthansa, the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor was developed into the Luftwaffe’s principal longrange maritime reconnaissance aircraft. In this selection of images collected over many years the operations of this aircraft are portrayed through the firsthand accounts of the pilots who flew them and those that fought against them.

Designed as a fast bomber that could outrun the fighters of the era, the twin-engine Junkers Ju 88 became one of the most versatile aircraft of the Second World War. Such was the success of the design that its production lines operated from 1936 to 1945, with more than 16,000 examples being built in dozens of variants. In this selection of images collected over many years the operations of this aircraft are portrayed.

For three years of the Second World War, the Dornier Do 17 was the Luftwaffe’s principal bomber. Designed to outrun contemporary fighter aircraft, the Dornier helped to spearhead Germany’s Blitzkrieg. Until its withdrawal in 1941, the Dornier Do 17 served in every theater of war involving German forces.




Messerschmitt Bf 109

Heinkel He 111

Heinkel He 111

The Early Years – Poland, the Fall of France and the Battle of Britain

The Early Years – Fall of France, Battle of Britain and the Blitz

The Latter Years – The Blitz and War in the East to the Fall of Germany

Chris Goss

In this compilation of images collected over many years the widespread deployment of the Dornier Do 17 is portrayed and brought to life.

Chris Goss

Chris Goss $24.95 / 128 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 illustrations / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-479-4 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-481-7

$24.95 / 128 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 illustrations / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-483-1 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-485-5

$24.95 / 128 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / illustrated / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-445-9/ eISBN: 978-1-84832-447-3

The most iconic German aircraft of the Second World War, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffe’s principal fighter from 1939 until 1942 when the superior Focke-Wulf Fw 190 came into greater prominence. In this selection of unrivaled images collected over many years, the operations of this famous aircraft in the early part of the Second World War are portrayed and brought to life.

Considered to be the best known German bomber of the Second World War, the Heinkel He 111 served in every military front in the European theater. In this selection of images collected over many years, the operations of this famous aircraft in the early years of the war – particularly the invasion of Poland and the very early stages of the Blitz – are brought to life.

The Heinkel He 111 was the main workhorse of the Luftwaffe’s bomber force throughout much of the Second World War. Consequently, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, three entire Kampfgeschwader consisted of He 111s. In this selection of unrivaled images collected over many years the operations of this famous aircraft in the latter years of the Second World War are portrayed and brought to life.

Having retired from the RAF with the rank of Wing Commander, Chris Goss is a regular and highly sought after contributor to major aviation publications in the UK, France and Germany, as well the author of fourteen critically acclaimed books covering aspects of the air war between 1939 and 1945. Chris completed an MA with Merit in War Studies in 2001.


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Frontline Books SAS: With the Maquis in Action with the French Resistance June – September 1944 Ian Wellsted $24.95 / 216 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 pages of b/w plates / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-8983 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-899-0

On the night of 5/6 June 1944, a Lockheed Hudson dropped a group of parachutists into central France. Their mission was to operate as a reconnaissance party behind the German lines and to make contact with the French Resistance. Having served with ‘A’ Squadron 1 SAS during 1944 and 1945, and being wounded in April 1945, Ian Wellsted OBE remained with the British Army for a further twenty-two years.

The Battle of the River Plate The First Naval Battle of the Second World War

Bomber Harris: His Life and Times The Biography of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris, Wartime Chief of Bomber Command Henry Probert $39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Illustrated with a central plate section / June 2016 / hardback / 9781-84832-965-2 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-967-6

Sir Arthur Harris remains the target of criticism by many, while others believe that the contribution he made to the Allied victory is undervalued. This is explored by the author and placed within the instructions he received from Churchill’s administration. Henry Probert served for thirty years in the RAF Educational Branch, becoming its director and spent eleven years as Head of the Air Historical Branch.

When the Moon Rises Escape and Evasion Through War-torn Italy Tony Davies

Gordon Landsborough $34.95 / 144 pages / 5.25 x 8.5 / 16 page plate section / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47387895-2 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7897-6

On 13 December 1939, smoke was seen on the horizon. The Admiral Graf Spee had sailed into a trap. Three smaller British cruisers closed in on a warship which could out-sail any ship powerful enough to damage her, and out-gun any ship able to keep up with her. So began the Battle of the River Plate, a story which has its duplicates in British history, but nevertheless brought pride into the hearts of a nation at war. Gordon Landsborough was publishing phenomenon, writing around ninety books in the course of thirty-five years under a variety of pseudonyms.

SOE In France 1941–1945 An Official Account of the Special Operations Executive’s French Circuits Major Robert BournePatterson $39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 8-page plate section, maps / November 2016 / hardback / 978-14738-8203-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8205-8

In the archives of the Special Operations Executive lay a report compiled by a staff officer and former member Major Robert Bourne-Patterson. Because of the sensitive nature of the work undertaken by the SOE, the paper was treated as confidential and its circulation was limited. Now it can be made available to the public. Major Robert Bourne-Patterson became one of the Special Operation Executive’s planning officers. His service led to his involvement with some of its most famous operatives.

When Shall their Glory Fade? The Stories of the Thirty-Eight Battle Honours of the Army Commandos James Dunning

$34.95 / 256 pages / 5.25 x 8.5 / Explanatory maps / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-84832-457-2 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-459-6

$24.95 / 304 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 pages of plates / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-924-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-2072-2

In the face of the advancing Allied forces, Italy capitulated in September 1943, leaving thousands of Allied prisoners of war held in camps to fend for themselves. Amongst those prisoners was Tony Davies. Determined to make the most of the opportunity, Tony set off on a 700-mile walk through German-occupied Italy.

Written by a Commando veteran of the Second World War, this is a vivid account of the battles behind the thirty eight Battle Honors that were awarded to the Army Commandos. Only operations deemed to be ‘thoroughly outstanding feats of arms’ were mentioned in the battle honors list. It therefore represents only a fraction of the battles fought by the Commandos.

Tony Davies was educated at Mercer’s School in the City of London. At the outbreak of war he joined the Honorable Artillery Company and was commissioned in the Regiment in 1940. He died in 2006, aged 85.

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James Dunning is a veteran who went on to become one of the Commando Association’s postwar presidents. He joined the Army in 1939 and served in No.4 Commando as a founder member.


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Frontline Books With Winston Churchill at the Front

Death in the Air The War Diary and Photographs of a Flying Corps Pilot

Winston on the Western Front 1916 Andrew Dewar Gibb

Wesley D. Archer

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Central 8-page plate section / June 2016 / hardback / 978-184832-429-9 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-431-2

$24.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Images in a central plate section / September 2016 / paperback / 9781-84832-878-5 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-879-2

Following his resignation after the Gallipoli campaign, Winston Churchill’s political career stalled. Never to give in, Churchill was determined to continue fighting the enemy, taking up his new post with the 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. The battalion’s adjutant was Captain Alexander Dewar Gibb who formed a close relationship with Churchill. Gibb’s story shows a different side to Churchill’s character from the forceful public figure normally presented to the world.

A pilot’s diary with photographs was submitted to the publishers William Heinemann. Heinemann stated that the diary contained no names or anything that could reveal the identity of the writer.

Following graduation, Andrew Gibb became a member of the Scottish Bar. During his service with the Royal Scots he reached the rank of Major.

So remarkable were the photos that their veracity ware questioned. It was not until 1983 that a collection was presented to the Smithsonian’s. Some of the photographs were recognized as those of the diarist and the truth was revealed. The photographs and diary were faked. Wesley D. Archer served with the RFC and the RAF. He was shot down while strafing German infantry. He died in 1952.

Fighting for the News



The Adventures of the First War Correspondents from Bonaparte to the Boers

The Battle of Jutland History’s Greatest Sea Battle Told Through Newspaper Reports, Official Documents and the Accounts of Those Who Were There

The Zeebrugge Raid 1918

Brian Best $39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 illustrations / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-84832-437-4 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-439-8

Richard H Osborne

It is now two centuries since a newspaper conceived the idea of sending a reporter overseas to write about war.

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 illustrations / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-84832-453-4 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-455- 8

The first correspondent employed by a newspaper was Henry Crabb Robinson. In 1807, the proprietor of The Times sent this lawyer to follow and report the movements of Napoleon’s Grande Armée. He was almost arrested, the first of the many exploits and adventures this group of individuals undertook to bring news from the war.

Since the Battle of Trafalgar, the Royal Navy had been the most powerful maritime force. But the Germans had undertaken a shipbuilding program designed to place them on equal footing. After small engagements, the fleets finally faced each other. In this investigation, Richard Osborne draws on the words of the key players to resolve the controversies that have surrounded this battle.

Brian Best has an honors degree in South African History and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was the founder of the Victoria Cross Society and edits its Journal.


Richard Osborne is a retired lecturer in Pharmacology. He has always had interest in ships, joining the World Ship Society and serving as Chairman.

Paul Kendall

$44.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 32 illustrations in plate section / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47387671-2 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7673-6

Approximately a third of all Allied merchant vessels sunk during the First World War were by German boats and submarines based at Bruge-Zeebrugge. By 1918 it was feared that Britain would be starved into surrender unless the enemy raiders could be stopped. A plan was devised to sail directly into the port of Zeebrugge and then to sink three cruisers in the harbor in the hope they would block German vessels from reaching the English Channel. On 23 April the most ambitious amphibious raid of the First World War was carried out, told here through a collection of personal accounts and official reports.

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Frontline Books The Battle of Neuve Chapelle

The First VCs The Stories Behind the First Victoria Crosses in the Crimean War and the Definition of Courage

Britain’s Forgotten Offensive of 1915 Paul Kendall

John Grehan

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 32 illustrations / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-4718-7 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-4719-4

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 32 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-5171-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-5172-6

After the reverses of 1914, the French and British commanders were determined to turn the tables on the Germans and take the war to the enemy. A major combined offensive was planned in the Artois region of France but the French had to cancel their part in the operation. This did not deter the commander of the British Expeditionary Force, Sir John French, and on 10 March 1915, the British attacked the German positions centered on the village of Neuve Chapelle.

The incompetence of the senior officers contrasted with the bravery of the lower ranks. Questions were asked in Parliament – why were the heroes not being recognized? Something had be done. This is the story of how the first Victoria Crosses were attained in the heat of the most deadly conflict of the nineteenth century.

Educated at Queen Mary and Westfield College, where he also served as an Honorary Midshipman with the University of London Royal Naval Unit, Paul Kendall is a military historian and author.

John Grehan has written, edited or contributed to more than 300 military history books, journals and magazines, and was the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine.

London: Bombed, Blitzed and Blown Up The British Capital Under Attack Since 1867 Ian Jones MBE $39.95 / 320 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 32 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7899-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7901-0 When it comes to being bombed, London is unique. Although it cannot claim to be the most bombed capital city in terms of the weight it has endured the most unrelenting attacks. From the first Irish Republican bomb in 1867, London and its population have been under almost constant assault. Terrorism features in virtually every decade from the 1860s to the present and has caused much damage. Ian Jones’ career in bomb disposal spanned thirty-five years. As a major in the British Army he served as CO for all bomb disposal personnel. After retirement, Ian served as an Explosives Officer for the Metropolitan Police.

Officers led and men followed; all were expected to do their duty without thought of reward. Then came the Crimean War.

SAS: Secret War Operation Storm in the Middle East Major General Tony Jeapes

Cold War Counterfeit Spies Tales of Espionage Genuine or Bogus? Nigel West

$24.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Central 8-page plate section / July 2016 / paperback / 978-184832-981-2 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-983-6

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 illustrations / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7955-3 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7957-7

In 1970 the SAS was called in to support the Sultan of Oman’s armed forces in their struggle against a Communist-backed insurrection.

The Cold War gave publishers the chance to produce countless stories of espionage, treachery and deception. What Nigel West has discovered is that the most egregious deceptions were in fact the stories themselves. In this remarkable investigation into the claims of many who portrayed themselves as key players in clandestine operations, the author has exposed a catalogue of misrepresentations and falsehoods.

The task in hand was not to obliterate the enemy but to persuade the rebels to join the Omani government’s side, as well as encouraging the peoples of the Jebel Dhofar to abandon their support for the insurgents. This is the story of the part played in the conflict by the 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, the first full SAS squadron in the region. Tony Jeapes joined the SAS in 1958. He later became an instructor specializing in counterinsurgency tactics, and from 1974 to 1977 he commanded the 2nd SAS Regiment.

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Nigel West is an intelligence expert and critically-acclaimed author. Such is his depth of knowledge in these fields that The Sunday Times noted that, ‘His information is often so precise that many people believe he is the unofficial historian of the secret services.’


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Frontline Books The Art of Sword Combat

The Battle of Minden 1759

A 1568 German Treatise on Swordmanship

The Miraculous Victory of the Seven Years War

Joachim Meyer

Stuart Reid

$34.95 / 144 pages / 5.25 x 8.5 / 32 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7675-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7677-4

Following the success of Jeffrey L. Forgeng’s translation of Joachim Meyer’s The Art of Sword Combat the author was alerted to an earlier recension of the work. The manuscript, produced in Strassburg around 1568, is illustrated with thirty watercolor images and seven ink diagrams.

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 illustrations / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-4733-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-4734-7

The fighting in Europe during the Seven Years War hung in the balance. With the opposing sides reinforcing their armies, the campaign of 1759 was going to prove decisive.

The text covers combat with the long sword (hand-and-a-half sword), dusack (a one-handed practice weapon comparable to a saber), and rapier. The manuscript’s theoretical discussion of guards is one of the most critical passages to understanding this key feature of the historical practice.

Britain and her German allies met the French at Minden in Germany. Due to a misunderstanding of orders the British infantry actually attacked and dispersed the French cavalry. By contrast Lord Sackville, who commanded the British cavalry, was accused of ignoring orders to charge the retreating French which could have turned defeat into rout.

The manuscript offers an extensive repertoire of training drills for both the dusack and the rapier, a feature largely lacking in treatises of the period as a whole but critical to modern reconstructions of the practice.

The victory was just one in a number of British successes those years against French forces and territories across the globe. This led to 1759 being described by the British as the Annus Mirabilis – the year of miracles.

Jeffrey L. Forgeng is curator of the Worcester Art Museum’s Higgins Collection, the second largest collection of arms and armor in the Americas, and also teaches at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 into a family with a tradition of service in the Army. He is the author of numerous military history books.

Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

The Crecy War A Military History of the Hundred Years War from 1337 to the Peace of Bretigny in 1360

Richard the Lionheart, the Crusades and the Battle for the Holy Land

Alfred H. Burne

Stanley Lane-Poole and Dr. David Nicolle

$19.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Explanatory maps / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-886-0 / eISBN: 978-1-84832-887-7

$19.95 / 288 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / illustrated / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-874-7 / eISBN: 9781-84832-875-4

Crecy, the Black Prince’s most famous victory, was the first of two major victories during the first part of the Hundred Years War. This was followed ten years later by his second great success at the Battle of Poitiers. The subsequent Treaty of Bretigny established the rights of the King of England to hold his domains in France without paying homage to the King of France.

Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. His rise to prominence in the arena of twelfth-century politics was rapid and he established himself as an intrepid statesman as well as a formidable military commander.

Colonel Burne reestablishes the reputation of Edward III as a grand master of strategy, whose personal hand lay behind the success of Crecy. He demonstrates that much of the credit for Crecy and Poitiers should be given to Edward and less to his son, the Black Prince, than is traditionally the case. Alfred Higgins Burne was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1906 and won the D.S.O. in the First World War. He was involved in Cadet Training during the Second World War. Alfred Burne died in 1959.


This biography of Saladin was written by Stanley Lane-Poole, who was able to access the rich chronicles of Arab historians, which provide us with insight into the life of this warrior-monarch. Based on a lifetime of study, Saladin and the Fall of Jersusalem examines Saladin’s youth, military development, conquest of Egypt and Syria, the Holy War against the crusaders and his duel with Richard the Lionheart. Stanley Lane-Poole was an eminent historian who specialized in studies of the Middle East. Dr David Nicolle is an acknowledged expert on medieval military history, specializing in the Middle East.

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Grub Street Publishing

A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940-1945 Volume Three: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942-1943 Christopher Shores and Giovanni Massimello $95.00 / 736 pages / 6.25 x 9.5 / illustrations throughout / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1910690-00-0 / NCR

The third volume in this series returns to November 1942 to explain the background to the first major Anglo-American venture – Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. It deals with the fratricidal combats which followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria for several days. It then considers the efforts made to reach northern Tunisia before the Germans and Italians could get there to forestall the possibility of an attack from the west on the rear of the Afrika Korps forces. The six months of hard fighting which followed as the Allies built up the strength of their joint air forces and gradually wrested control of the skies from the Axis, are covered in detail. Then from 1 April 1943 the continuing story of the Western Desert Air Force is told from the point at which Volume 2 ended, as it advanced from the east to join hands with the units in the west. Now also described are the arrivals over the front of American pilots and crew, the P-38 Lightning, the Spitfire IX and the B-17 Flying Fortress – and of the much-feared Focke-Wulf FW 190. The aerial activities over Tunisia became one of the focal turning points of World War II, yet this is frequently overlooked by historians.

Lone Wolf

Winged Chariot

The Remarkable Story of Britain’s Greatest Nightfighter Ace of the Blitz - Flt Lt Richard Playne Stevens DSO, DFC & BAR

A Complete Account of the RAF’s Support Role During the Victorious Command Raid on St Nazaire, March 1942

Andy Saunders

Peter Lush

$39.95 / 192 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / illustrated throughout / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1910690-25-3 / NCR

$39.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 b/w photo section / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1910690-24-6 / NCR

During the Second World War, Flt Lt Richard Stevens led an extraordinary campaign as an RAF night fighter. Known to contemporaries as ‘Cat’s Eyes’ and by the height of his success in July 1941 as the ‘Lone Wolf’, Flt Lt Stevens was the RAF’s highest scoring night fighter pilot with fourteen victories. What makes his story unique is that all this was achieved without the aid of radar or another crew member. Instead Flt Lt Stevens used extraordinary skill, instinct and innate marksmanship.

In what has been described as ‘the greatest raid of them all’, Operation Chariot saw heavy destruction of the enemy-occupied port of St Nazaire by British forces.

Tragically his success was cut short by his untimely death on the night of 15/16 December 1941 – three days after his DSO was gazetted. The tributes paid to him after his death demonstrated the impact he had upon night fighting. Described as ‘one of the greatest night fighter pilots who ever fought in Fighter Command’ by Sir Archibald Sinclair, Secretary of State for Air. Thanks to over twenty years of research by Terry Thompson, Andy Saunders is now able to tell the story of one of Britain’s finest nightflying pilots of the Second World War. Andy Saunders has been involved with historic aviation for over thirty years and is well known in the aircraft preservation and restoration field. His specialist area of interest is in the air war over Europe, 1939-1945.

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Winged Chariot examines the role that the RAF played during this epic raid on 28th March 1942. With focus on the planning and actions of the operation, Peter Lush explores the three functions carried out by the RAF; the sweeping of the Bay of Biscay, the diversionary raid and protecting the withdrawing survivors. He also outlines the importance of the Photographic Reconnaissance Unit to the raid and the development of the Bomber and Coastal Commands particularly through the sorties flown by Coastal Command two days before the attack started. The book also highlights the tragedy that occurred for the RAF, when diversionary raids were carried out in impossible conditions; resulting in the loss of aircraft across Yorkshire and in the Channel. Lush examines whether this could have been prevented if the RAF had not been marginalized during the planning process of Operation Chariot. Peter Lush is a committee member of the St Nazaire Society and has visited St Nazaire every year since 1982. He has led tours of the dockyard for a variety of people including veterans of the raid.


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Grub Street Publishing Oswald Boelcke

Meteor Boys

Germany’s First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat

True Tales from the Operators of Britain’s First Jet Fighter - from 1944 to Date

RG Head

Steve Bond

$39.95 / 192 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / illustrated throughout / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1910690-23-9 / NCR

Oswald Boelcke was Germany’s first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, organizational genius, and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in air warfare.

$39.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9.25 / color and b/w / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-910690-26-0 / NCR

Grub Street is proud to present Meteor Boys, the latest title in its ever-popular Boys series. As Britain’s first jet fighter, the Gloster Meteor has had a remarkably varied life. But whilst many books have focused on its development and service history, the time has come to hear the personal experiences of its air and ground crews.

Paving the way for modern air forces with his pioneering tactics, Boelcke had a dramatic effect on his contemporaries. The fact that he was the Red Baron’s mentor, instructor, and friend demonstrates the influence he had upon the German air force. Boelcke even gained the admiration of his enemies. After his death, the Royal Flying Corps dropped a wreath on his funeral, and his victims sent another wreath from their prison camp. His name and legacy live on, as seen in the Luftwaffe’s designation of the Tactical Air Force Wing 31 ‘Boelcke’.

By interviewing over thirty veterans, Steve Bond has written an incredibly detailed insight into this iconic aircraft. Alongside entertaining anecdotes are details of the Meteor’s origins and developments. Starting with the first deliveries in 1944 working through to the present day, Steve Bond documents the diverse role which the Meteor has had.

Brigadier General RG Head graduated from the US Air Force Academy. At Syracuse University he graduated with an MPA and a PhD. He taught political science at the Air Force Academy and edited American Defense Policy.

An aviation enthusiast and historian, Dr Steve Bond has spent his working life in the industry. He served in the Royal Air Force for twenty-two years, with tours on the Harrier, VC10, Chipmunk, Bulldog, Hawk and Tornado fleets.

Harrier Boys


Volume 2: New Technology, New Threats, New Tactics, 1990-2010

A Victor Tanker Captain’s Experiences in the RAF, Before, During and After the Falklands Conflict

Bob Marston $39.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 color pages / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-910690-178 / NCR

Bob Tuxford and Roland White $39.95 / 198 pages / 6 x 9.25 / color and b/w / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-910690-22-2 / NCR

In the second volume of Harrier Boys, the history of this remarkable aircraft in service is illustrated through personal reminiscences of the people who worked with it. The book begins with explanations of the mature concept of operations with the Harrier GR3 in the Cold War. It then progresses through the evolution of Harrier II and updates to the Sea Harrier, while the potential battles to be fought necessitated ever-changing tactics and technology. The new Harriers used digital developments for airframe, engine and weapons control. Conflicts in Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan saw ground-attack missions move towards the delivery of smart weapons from medium level – meaning that the Harrier had once more to demonstrate its legendary versatility. The introduction of the Sea Harrier FA2 gave much improved air defense. The UK Harrier story ends with the integration of the RN and RAF forces, before the aircraft’s all-too-early retirement in 2010.


Contact! is an enthralling set of recollections from ex-RAF pilot, instructor and test pilot Bob Tuxford. The book follows his twenty-year career within the RAF and describes highlights of active service across the world, including an accompanied exchange tour in the US Air Force and participation in the Falklands war. The title, a nod to the crucial response during air-to-air refueling, underlines the important role that Bob carried out during his career as a captain of Victor K1s 214 Squadron in the 1970s, and K2s on 57 and 55 Squadrons in the early 1980s. This experience led to him playing a vital role in the first Black Buck mission during the Falklands campaign. Squadron Leader Robert Tuxford, AFC RAF Retd, graduated from the RAF College Cranwell in 1970. His first operational tour was on 214 Squadron on the Victor K1 3-point tanker in the air-to-air refueling role.

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Editions Heimdal Les Paras Allemands Uniformes 1936-1945 vol.1 Karl Veltzé $143.00 / 368 pages / 9 x 12 / June 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-448-6 / French / NCR

These three volumes represent the most comprehensive and detailed study of the uniforms and equipment of the German paratroopers (Fallschirmjäger) of World War II. Virtually every element of uniform is presented in its every detail, including the different types of jump suits (Knochensack), and equipment used by the Luftwaffe from the mid-1930s to the capitulation of the Reich. The reader will also find badges to Fallschirmjäger and many previously unpublished stories. In short, this work describes in depth the ‘green Devils’ operations, the attack on Norway in the last days of the Third Reich, passing by the assault on the Belgian fortress of Eben Emael. Campaigns in Holland, Crete, North Africa, Russia, Italy, Normandy and the Ardennes are included in this trilogy. With the help of collectors and museums around the world, the author and the German Publisher have undertaken an unprecedented collaboration. The three volumes total more than 1,000 pages in color, with thousands of photos of objects from collections of the Fallschirmjäger including pieces never revealed and investigated. This exceptional triptych is enriched with many photos of the time including many never before published.

Les Paras Allemands Casques, Équipements et Armes 1936-1945 vol. 2 Karl Veltzé $143.00 / 376 pages / 9 x 12 / June 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-449-3 / French / NCR

Les Paras Allemands Batailles, Combats, Documents et Insignes Karl Veltzé $143.00 / 376 pages / 9 x 12 / November 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-450-9 / French / NCR

La Poche de Tscherkassy La Percée de la Wiking et des Wallons, 27 janvier – 17 février 1944 Pierre Tiquet $45.00 / 112 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / April 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-442-4 / French / NCR

Late January 1944, the trap comes to close on several large German units including the Wiking Divisiong and the Walloon volunteers. For three weeks, in the middle of the cold and the snow, under the fire of frustration, abandoning their equipment, a good part of the encircled troops will succeed to get out of the Pocket in appalling conditions, most crossing the icy waters of the Glinoi Tikisch. This book follows day by day, with maps, the evolution of the Pocket, from January 27 to February 17, 1944. The second part of the book discusses these weeks of revelation through testimonies of veterans of the Wiking Division and Walloon volunteers.

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2. Panzerdivision en Normandie Tome 1 – Juin–Juillet 1944 Frédéric Deprun $106.00 / 320 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / October 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-436-3 / French / NCR

Volume 1 of a richly illustrated two-volume study concerning unity of German armor. The author Frédéric Deprun spent more than ten years meticulously studying the commitment of this armored force in the Normandy bocage. The first part proposes to retrace the reformation of unity in anticipation of the landing towards Arras, to lead the reader on the deadly fighting in Caumont, Cahagnes, Cheux and then in Maysur - Orne in June and July 1944. The second book will explore the impotence of the Panzer unit to contain the Allied offensive South of Saint-Lô in late July 1944, that of Mortain until the encirclement of the men of the unit at the Trident in the Chambois/Argentan Kessel. The two volumes of 350 illustrated pages of 800 photographs and more than 60 cards lead us through multiple testimonies on the tragedy of the soldiers of the 2 railways.


La Wekusta 2 au Combat

L’Aviation Allemande

1940–1944 (Brest, Nantes, Mont-deMarsan, Bordeaux)


Pierre Babin $69.00 / 200 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / May 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-430-1 / French / NCR

Wekusta 2 was a reconnaissance unit of the Luftwaffe, whose history was little explored by historians. The history of the Wekusta 2 deserves that attention. There are few units of the Luftwaffe which, during the Occupation, were permanently based in France. The Wekusta 2 took off daily from Brest-Lanvéoc, Nantes-Chateau Bougon, Mont de Marsan or Bordeaux-Mérignac. Pierre Babin reconstructs the history of Wekusta 2. He explored the few available archives in Germany and in the countries of the Commonwealth, met a few veterans of unity, collected their precious testimonies and consulted documents kept by families of Airmen. This is the story, if poorly understood to this day, that Pierre Babin has reconstituted in a book a little over 200 pages, illustrated with previously unpublished photos.

Jacques Pernetand Jean-Charles Stasi $35.00 / 96 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / April 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-445-5 / French / NCR

The inter-war period is a fascinating period in the history of German aviation. Signed June 1919 and enacted in January 1920, the Treaty of Versailles includes many provisions to restrict the rearming of Germany. Thus, she had less right to tanks, artillery and warplanes. This prohibition did not stifle its aeronautical industry, which circumvented the provisions by building devices in other countries. As early as the mid-1920s, Germany could count on the secret of the Lipetsk aviation school in the USSR, allowing the Weimar Republic to retain aeronautical knowledge without alerting France and the United Kingdom. The Lipetsk school closed in September 1933, a few months after the rise of the Nazis to power. In 1935, the Third Reich created a new air force, the Luftwaffe, which in 1939, on the eve of World War II, became the most powerful military aviation unit in the Western world.

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Editions Heimdal Jour-J

Emil Maurice

Ce qu’on ne vous pas dit…

Garde du Corps et Ami Juif de Hitler

Philippe Bauduin and Jean-Charles Stasi

Georges Bernage

$35.00 / 128 pages / 8.25 x 11 / June 2016 / paperback / 978-2-84048-444-8 / French / NCR

$124.00 / 400 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / December 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-443-1 / French / NCR

Major event of the Second World War, the landing on 6 June 1944 has been the subject, for most of seventy years, countless books, films, surveys, news stories and television series. No one ignores today the unprecedented technological achievements of the construction and the routing of the two artificial harbors, and the heroic sacrifice of Rangers Lieutenant-Colonel James Rudder, who stormed the Pointe du Hoc, or the martyrdom of the GI’s on the 29th and 1st infantry Divisions US on the sands of Omaha Beach, entering into history under the sad name of “Bloody Ohama “.

L’étoile d’Afrique

Le Parler Viking

L’histoire de Hans Joachim Marseille

Vocabulaire Historique de la Scandinavie Ancienne et Médiévale

Colin D. Heaton

A close friend of Adolf Hitler, Emil Maurice was the founder of the SA and Hitler Strosstrupp. He served as editor of Mein Kampf in Landsberg prison. Through the very singular destiny of Emil Maurice, this album describes the poorly known period, from 1919 to 1933: the beginnings of the DAP, the Soviets of Munich, Munich putsch, in detail, the Landsberg prison, the history of the Stosstrupp with the list of all its members, Case Geli Raubal and many other historical details with photos and documents never seen or little known, partly from unpublished archives of Emil Maurice that we have acquired.

Hastings La Naissance d’un Royaume Damien Bouet

Grégory Cattaneo $69.00 / 160 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / July 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-441-7 / French / NCR

$17.00 / 64 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / May 2016 / paperback / 978-2-84048-447-9 / French / NCR

$45.00 / 112 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / May 2016 / hardback / 978-2-84048-446-2 / French / NCR

With 158 victories to his record and his death in the sky of Egypt on 30 September 1942, at only 22 years old, Hans-Joachim Marseille is a legend of aviation of World War II. In addition to his qualities as a fighter pilot, he is known for his non conformism, which caused him much trouble with his hierarchy; as well as his chivalrous attitude that led him, repeatedly, to escort a wounded enemy to his base. This behavior and his efficiency in combat made him as famous in Germany as among allied pilots, who both feared and respected him.

The study of the Scandinavian society of the Middle Ages entails the learning of the Norse language. These words allow everyone to communicate with the medieval civilization of the North. Le parler Viking is born of a desire to catalog simple and didactic keywords of the Scandinavian society. By collecting these words, we hope to step towards the discovery the fascinating society of old and medieval Scandinavia.

On October 14, 1066, the armies of William the Conqueror and Harold Godwinson, clashed in a bloody battle. The victory in Normandy continues to be regarded as the central pivot of the destiny between the Kingdom of England and the Duchy of Normandy. Overall, the course of the battle is relatively well-known. However, the before and the after battle remain topics quite poorly known.

Grégory Cattaneo completed a PhD in medieval history carried out in cotutelle between the universities of Paris IV Sorbonne, and Iceland. He has resided in Iceland since 2005 and has taught at the University of Iceland.

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From Stamford Bridge in the pacification of the North, this book allows you to discover this central battle. You will be able to understand the political and strategic stakes in the conquest, but also discover uniforms of the Norman and Saxon soldiers.


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Helion & Company Folgore Parachute Division

The Battle For Heraklion. Crete 1941

North African Operations 1940-43

The Campaign Revealed Through Allied And Axis Accounts

Paolo Morisi

Yannis Prekatsounakis

$59.95 / 192 pages / 6.75 x 9.25 / 100 b/w photos, 9 b/w maps, 4 color plates / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-24-5

The North African campaign was one of the hardest fought episodes of the Second World War, yet the part played by the Italian Army - and in particular, its Folgore Parachute Division - is overlooked. This book describes a paratroop unit that earned respect during the engagements of North Africa. The theme of the book is the paratroopers’ involvement in the Axis war effort through analysis of their training, weaponry and battle tactics. It covers in detail the Folgore’s engagement during the Battle of Alam El Halfa. It then details a number of actions that preceded the Battle of El Alamein and then shifts upon their engagement during the Battle of El Alamein. Finally, it highlights the role of the paratroopers during the last battles in Tunisia. Paolo Morisi has dedicated himself to academic and military studies and has published books, articles and reviews on European and military history. He has published several journal articles and reviews in academic journals.

$69.95 / 352 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / 400 b/w illustrations, 27 b/w maps, 1 color map / December 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-33-7

Crete, 20 May 1941: the first campaign-sized airborne assault is launched. Many books have been written about this famous invasion, with the emphasis on the battles for Maleme and Chania. The Battle for Heraklion remained widely unstudied. This book highlights personal stories and accounts - and the author’s access to records from all three sides allowed accounts to be placed in their correct place and time. Finally, the history of the battle is written with the added perspective of extensive Greek accounts and sources. The author’s extensive research is vividly presented via detailed maps and photographs, both from the era of the battle and today; even battlefield archaeology plays a role in revealing what really happened on the battlefield. Yannis Prekatsounakis was born in 1974 in Heraklion, Crete and joined the Hellenic Naval Academy in 1994. He graduated in 1998 as a 2nd Lieutenant; he is a graduate of the staff courses appropriate to his rank.

Operation Bagration, 23 June–29 August 1944

Confronting Case Blue Briansk Front’s Attempt To Derail The German Drive To The Caucasus, July 1942

The Rout Of The German Forces In Belorussia

Igor’ Sdvizhkov and Stuart Britton

Richard W. Harrison

$79.95 / 384 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / 10 maps and 3 color photos, 6 b/w photos / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-43-6

$79.95 / 416 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / 4 maps / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-59-7

Igor’ Sdvizhkov, takes a look at the attempt by the Briansk Front’s Operational Group Chibisov to collapse the northern shoulder of the German drive to the Caucasus - north-west of Voronezh. Using previously classified Soviet documents and German documents, Sdvizhkov focuses on General A.I. Liziukov’s role in the counteroffensive as commander of the 2nd Tank Corps after his 5th Tank Army was disbanded following failed counterattacks. The Soviet attacks led to nine days of heavy fighting involving thousands of men and hundreds of tanks and guns on both sides, and threatened to isolate the German forces holding Voronezh. Igor’ Sdvizhkov was born in Lipetsk on 15 March 1964. He graduated from the Department of History of the Lipetsk Pedagogical Institute and taught both History and English at school level and at the institute. Stuart Britton is a translator and editor residing in Cedar Rapids. He has been responsible for making a number of Russian titles available in the English language.


The Rout of the German-Fascist Troops in Belorussia in 1944 covers the Red Army’s Belorussian strategic operation: the linchpin of the 10 major Soviet offensive efforts launched that year to clear the country of the invader. During the course of this operation, the German position along the western strategic direction was destroyed and the stage was set for an advance into Poland and Germany. This Belorussian study divides the operation into two parts: preparation and conduct. The first deals with the efforts by the First Baltic and the First, Second and Third Belorussian Fronts to accumulate the men and material to break through the German defenses in Belorussia. The second part deals with the actual conduct of the several front operations that comprised the overall effort. Richard W. Harrison earned his Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees from Georgetown University, where he specialized in Russian Area Studies. In 1994, he earned his Doctorate in War Studies from King’s College.

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Helion & Company Theirs Is The Glory

Days Of Adversity

Arnhem, Hurst And Conflict On Film

The Warsaw Uprising 1944

David Truesdale and Allan Esler Smith

Evan McGilvray

$69.95 / 392 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 65 color photos, 275 b/w photos, 10 maps / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-63-4

$29.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 100 b/w photos, 8 maps / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1911096-73-3

Theirs is the Glory was the biggest-grossing UK war film for a decade. Made by veterans of the battle in 1945, it tells their story day by day: the pre-operation briefing, the drop, the race to the bridge, the daring, death and banter that only soldiers could have scripted - but the veterans had outstanding assistance. This book is the ‘director’s cut’ - looking in-depth at his work on conflict.

This work is a re-examination of the decisions regarding the 1944 Warsaw Uprising made by the leadership of the underground Polish Army (AK), as well as the questionable attitudes of senior Polish commanders in exile in London. The questions raised are, was the uprising necessary and why was it so poorly conducted by a totally indifferent leadership? This work is supplemented with Polish sources as well as interviews with five women who had been involved in the Warsaw Uprising as young women and girls in 1944.

David Truesdale has written for films and television, and has produced battlefield guides for the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum. Allan Esler Smith administers the estate of his uncle, Brian Desmond Hurst, who made ‘Theirs is the Glory’.

Britain’s Civilian Armies In World War II The Fight On The Home Front David Rogers $49.95 / 232 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 30-40 illustrations and diags, approx 15-25 tables / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-31-3

Whilst the men and women of national service age were called to arms in the various Services, a parallel process was being undertaken involving the civilian population. This initiative relied on volunteers accepting challenges and committing to undertake duties - some of which were far outside the comfort of their day jobs. This recruitment drive involved many more members of the population, including men and women of all ages, and young adults. David Rogers set up Danercon Ltd in 2004 having previously worked for a multinational company for 23 years. During his industrial career, Dave spent time working in research and development and in the manufacturing division.

Evan McGilvray was born in August 1961 in Winchester, Hampshire. He is a graduate of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London.


Approach To Battle Training The Indian Army During The Second World War Alan Jeffreys $59.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 8 maps / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-51-1

The Indian Army was the largest volunteer army during the Second World War. Indian Army divisions fought in the Middle East, North Africa and Italy and South East Asia. This monograph is an interpretation of the Indian Army as a holistic organization during the Second World War. It will look at training in India - charting how the Indian Army developed a more comprehensive training structure than any other Commonwealth country. Finally, it will show that the Indian Army was reorganized after experiences of the First World War. Alan Jeffreys is a series editor of Helion’s ‘War and Military Culture in South Asia, 1757-1947’.

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Divided Loyalty Britain’s Polish Ally During World War II Wiesław Rogalski $49.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 19 b/w photos, 3 b/w maps / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-64-1

At the Second World War, Poland was a quasimilitary State undergoing political and social change. Nevertheless, Britain signed an agreement with the country to adopt a policy of encircling Germany. On the collapse of Poland, the country executed a coup against the Government and formed a new administration. In 1945, the British removed their recognition to pave the way for the Soviet Union to impose a communist administration. The history of how regime change came to Britain’s Polish ally has largely been ignored until now. Wiesław Rogalski studied the history of curriculum development projects at London University - and together with his brother, directed a National Lottery project dedicated to the displaced Polish Army.


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Hawker Hunters At War

Wings Over Sinai

Iraq and Jordan, 1958-1967

The Egyptian Air Force During The Sinai War, 1956

Tom Cooper and Patricia Salti

David Nicolle, Air Vice Marshal Gabr Ali and Tom Cooper

$35.00 / 104 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 113 b/w photos, 12 color photos, 15 color profiles / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-25-2

Designed by Sydney Camm, the Hunter became the first jet aircraft manufactured by Hawker for the Royal Air Force. It set numerous records and saw service in Europe and abroad. When the RAF received newer aircraft capable of supersonic speeds to perform interceptor duties, many Hunters were modified and reequipped instead. Because they were surplus to British requirements, most of these were exported to foreign customers - to Iraq and Jordan. Hawker Hunters at War covers every aspect of Hunter’s service in the two countries. It culminates in examination of their role in the Arab-Israeli War. Tom Cooper is an Austrian aerial warfare analyst and historian. Following a career in worldwide transportation he moved into writing on small, littleknown air forces and conflicts. Patricia Salti is a widow of Jordanian national hero and Hawker Hunter pilot 1st Lt Muwaffaq Salti, who was killed in an air combat with Israeli interceptors in November 1966.

$35.00 / 112 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 120 b/w illustrations, 2-3 color illustrations, 15 color profiles / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-61-0

This is the first account about Egyptian military operations during the Suez War of 1956. Based on research with official Egyptian documentation and recollections of crucial participants, this book provides an exclusive insight into the ‘other side’ of a war that many consider has marked ‘the end of the British Empire’. From the Western point of view, the situation is usually explained in quite simple terms: in retaliation for President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s nationalization of the Universal Suez Canal Company France and Great Britain launched the operation codenamed ‘Musketeer’. From the Egyptian point of view, backgrounds were much more complex than this. David Nicolle worked for the BBC Television News and the BBC Arabic Service while also writing for educational magazines on various historical subjects before receiving a PhD from Edinburgh University. Late Air Vice Marshal Gabr Ali Gabr PhD (EAF, ret.) served as the pilot of a De Havilland Vampire fighter jet during the Suez War, 1956.



The Iran-Iraq War

The Iran-Iraq War

Volume 1, The Battle For Khuzestan, September 1980-May 1982

Volume 2, Iran Strikes Back, June 1982–December 1986

E.R.Hooton, Tom Cooper and Farzin Nadimi

E.R.Hooton, Tom Cooper and Farzin Nadimi

$35.00 / 112 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 120 photos, 15 artworks, 5-6 maps and 4-5 diags / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-56-6

$35.00 / 112 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 120 photos, 15 artworks, 5-6 maps and 4-5 diagrams / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-57-3

The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century and created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. It provides a unique insight into a war which began through miscalculation and escalated into the longest conventional conflict in the post-Second World War era.

The Iran-Iraq War was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century and accidentally created the current nightmare of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. It provides a unique insight into a war which began through miscalculation and escalated into the longest conventional conflict in the post-Second World War era.

Volume 1 looks at the background and describes in how Saddam Hussein decided to invade, but hamstrung, the Iraqi Army to restrict its greatest success to a narrow strip of territory in Iran’s southern province of Khuzestan. This left the Iraqis unable to advance or withdraw, and exposed them to greater and more successful Iranian counter-strikes which drove them in the Battle of Khorramshahr.

Volume 2 takes up the account after Iraq withdrew from Khuzestan. Iraq’s withdrawal exposed the city of Basra to Iranian attack, but it was shielded by fortifications based upon a huge antitank ditch which the Iranians tried to storm in 1982. This failure left Tehran in a position where prestige prevented a withdrawal into Iran. During the next four years, the Iranians tried to outflank the defenses through the marshes in the north and finally through an attack on the Fao Peninsula. This followed a series of successful defensive battles in which the Iranians were driven back with great loss.

E.R. Hooton is a successful retired defense journalist. He is the author of a dozen military history books. Farzin Nadimi is a writer and researcher of the Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf defense and security affairs.


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Portuguese Commandos

The 100 Hour War

Feared Insurgent Hunters, 1961-1974

The Conflict Between Honduras And El Salvador In July 1969

John P. Cann $35.00 / 104 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 90 b/w and 10 color photos, 10 tables, 15 maps / December 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-32-0

During the 13-year insurgency in Portuguese Africa, more than 800,000 men and women served in the Portuguese armed forces. Of this number, about 9,000 served as commandos. Yet their combat losses represented 11.5 percent of the total casualties. It is well established that these warriors were responsible for the elimination of more insurgents and capturing more of their weapons than any other force during the war. Great pains were taken to stay abreast of the latest operational methods and maintain the ‘warrior edge’ in the force. This edge was an approach to fighting that pushed the commandos always to think of themselves as the hunter rather than the hunted. The commandos became a breed apart and their reputation was such that when insurgents discovered a unit deployed into their area, they would generally withdraw until the killers left. This commando training made the commandos the most effective ground force in the Portuguese Army. John P. Cann is a Research Fellow and retired Professor of National Security Studies at Marine Corps University, a former member of the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and a former Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Virginia.

Mario Overall and Dan Hagedorn $35.00 / 104 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 25 color photos, 120 b/w photos / December 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-50-4

In 1969 two Central American States crossed sabers in what was coined ‘The Soccer War’. This conflict had its origins when United Fruit and Standard Fruit operated in Honduras - and imported workers from El Salvador. What followed was 300,000 Salvadorans who settled in Honduras - and the country’s government saw this with good eyes. That is until it was made evident that the country that benefited the most was El Salvador. Amidst violence against the immigrants, the two governments began negotiations. This situation was worsened by a coup d’etat. With this background, the eliminatory rounds for the World Soccer Cup began and El Salvador and Honduras would face each other. Eleven days later, the war began. Mario Overall – co-founder of the Latin American Aviation Historical Society – has served in the Guatemalan Air Force and then with Narcotics Affairs in the US Embassy to Guatemala. Dan Hagedorn - Curator at The Museum of Flight - was awarded the Orden Merito Santos-Dumont for services to Latin American aviation history.



Battle For Britain: Wargame 1066

Battle For Britain: Wargame The War of the Roses

Saxons, Vikings, Normans Peter Dennis and Andy Callan $29.95 / 48 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / Color illustrations throughout / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1911096-29-0

In these books, Peter Dennis sets the paper soldiers of the 19th century marching again across the war games tables of the 21st. All the troop types of the wars are represented in full color in a format designed to create stands of soldiers which can be used to re-fight these epic struggles for the control of Britain. Although the figures can be used with any of the commercial sets of war-game rules, an introduction to war-gaming and a simple set of rules by veteran war gamer Andy Callan is included, along with buildings, trees and even Viking ships to transport Harald Hardrada’s men to meet their fate at Stamford Bridge.

1455–1487 Peter Dennis and Andy Callan $29.95 / 48 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / Color illustrations throughout / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1911096-30-6

In these books, Peter Dennis sets the paper soldiers of the 19th century marching again across the war games tables of the 21st. All the troop types of the wars are represented in full color in a format designed to create stands of soldiers which can be used to re-fight these epic struggles for the control of Britain. Although the figures can be used with any of the commercial sets of war-game rules, an introduction to war-gaming and a simple set of rules by veteran war gamer Andy Callan is included, along with buildings, trees and even Viking ships to transport Harald Hardrada’s men to meet their fate at Stamford Bridge.

Peter Dennis is a well-known historical illustrator who has contributed to hundreds of books. Here he combines his love of illustration, wargames, and British history in his revival of the paper soldier. Andy Callan has written many articles in wargames magazines and is renowned for his innovative approach to wargaming.

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The Metamorphosis Of War

The Battle Of Montgomery, 1644

The Human Experience Of The English Civil Wars, 1642–1651

The English Civil War In The Welsh Borderlands

Peter Gaunt

Jonathan Worton

$59.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / c 100 color and b/w illustrations, 5 maps / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-60-3

$39.95 / 120 pages / 7 x 9.75 / 42 color and b/w illustrations and maps / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-23-8

This book is about the generation who were alive in England and Wales in the mid-17th century and who had both the good fortune and the bad to witness, to live through and to participate in the English Civil Wars of 1642-51. It seeks to explore the stories of those who fought, or were directly caught up, in the civil wars and to recover their very varied personal experiences.

Reflecting on the Battle of Montgomery, Sir Thomas Myddelton described it as: ‘as great a victory as hath been gained in any part of the kingdom’. Notwithstanding its importance, historians have overlooked Montgomery. To explain the events, The Battle of Montgomery, 1644 presents a reconstruction of this battle.

Peter Gaunt is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Chester and President of The Cromwell Association. He is a specialist in the history of England and Britain in the mid-17th century.

Using contemporary sources, the campaign, armies and their commanders are considered. The author uses fieldwork and archival information to propose the battlefield before examining the course of the engagement. Dr Jonathan Worton has a lifelong interest in Military History. In studying for the PhD, he explored military and social aspects of the English Civil Wars in the borderlands of Wales.




New Approaches To The Military History Of The English Civil War

The Arte Militaire

No Armour But Courage

The Application Of 17th Century Military Manuals To Conflict Archaeology

Colonel Sir George Lisle, 1615–1648

Proceedings Of The First Helion And Company ‘Century Of The Soldier’ Conference Ismini Pells $59.95 / 196 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 25 color illustrations, 3 color diags, 2 b/w maps, 5 statistical tables / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-44-3

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the English Civil War and the conflicts in Ireland and Scotland. Historians are paying attention to the ‘actualities of war’ during these conflicts, and this has given rise to an accompanying recognition that the political, social and religious developments of the mid-17th century cannot be divorced from military events. Ismini Pells obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge. Her thesis examined the religious and political thought of Philip Skippon - commander of the New Model Army.


Warwick Louth $39.95 / 88 pages / 7 x 9.75 / 25 b/w illustrations, 8 b/w diags, 15 photos, 11 color diags / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-22-1

Military manuals have been a source of historical studies, but only recently has their potential to Conflict Archaeology been recognized. Using GIS, landscape archaeology, metal detecting, military knowledge and experimental archaeology, we might understand the limitations and strengths drill books provide us. Using examples taken from recent investigations, this paper examines to what extent individual drills can be identified in the archaeological record. Warwick Louth gained a Degree in Archaeological Practice from the University of Wales followed by a Master’s Degree in Conflict Archaeology at the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology.

Serena Jones $69.95 / 408 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 10 photos, 11 illustrations / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-47-4 Few army officers of King Charles I shone as bright as George Lisle during the English Civil Wars. Raised in Westminster, Lisle took to soldiering and was commissioned as a Lieutenant-Colonel at the outbreak of war. In 1648, he took up arms during the Kent rebellion before enduring a three-month siege inside Colchester. Infamously, he was executed after town surrendered - and this catapulted him to the status of ‘Royalist martyr’. S.F. Jones spent years as an English Civil War reenactor before earning a BA Honors in History and starting her own publishing company to make 17th century texts available for researchers.

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Helion & Company Gator On The Rise

Flight Of The Dragon

Kamov’s Hokum Attack Helicopter Story 1977–2015

A Taiwanese U-2 Pilot’s Long Journey To Freedom

Alexander Mladenov

Linda Rios Bromley

$59.95 / 144 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 150 color photos, 80 b/w photos, 30 b/w drawings / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-45-0

$29.95 / 152 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 25 photos / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-48-1

The Kamov Ka-50 was developed as a newgeneration heavily-armored attack helicopter. The program was launched in the late 1970s. The attack rotorcraft made its maiden flight in June 1982. In the late 1980s it was judged as being superior to its competitor and was ordered for serial production. The Ka-50 took to the air in 1991 and the new type was commissioned into Russian Army Aviation Service in 1995. The single-seat Ka-50 appeared on the scene at just the wrong time, which led to its termination in the late 2000s. Design work on a two-seat derivative of the Ka-50 commenced as early as 1994. The first prototype was rolled out in November 1996 and made its maiden flight in 1997. Alexander Mladenov is an aviation and defense author, journalist and photographer based in Bulgaria. He specializes in coverage of Soviet/Russian and East European military aviation.

Chang-di Yeh departed on his recon flight in November 1963. In an instant, the pilot transitioned from a free man to a prisoner held on spy charges by China. Promised he would be returned to Taiwan, the months passed without change. Denounced by the government of Taiwan, Yeh became a man without a country. Day after day, the examiners continued the questions about his flight, aircraft, squadron and family. When they learned that Yeh spoke English, they planned to use his ability to their benefit. When Yeh’s usefulness was exhausted, the Chinese offered him a chance to leave. After almost 20 years captive, the Taiwanese refused to allow him to return. Using his ROCAF contacts from years past, he found assistance where he did not expect it. Linda Rios Bromley retired from federal civil service after 33 years' employment. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors, Laughlin Heritage Foundation Museum.

Air War On Terror

Vakhmistrov’s Circus

The Role Of Airpower In The War Against Isil/Daesh In Iraq, Syria And Libya

Zveno Combined Aircraft – The Projects, Development, Testing and Combat

Babak Taghvaee

Mikhail Maslov

$59.95 / 280 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / c 400 color photos and profiles, maps / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-53-5

$39.95 / 144 pages / 7.25 x 9.75 / 180 b/w photos plus 16 sets of detailed scale drawings / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-75-7

An unstable political environment led to the prevalence of insurgency in every country with weakened powers. Sectarianism from parties in conflict can cause radicalization and sow the seeds of terrorist groups. ISIL or Daesh is the best example of a Jihadist terrorist group which has taken advantage of political vacuums.

This publication provides readers with a history of aircraft designs created by Vladimir Vakhmistrov. The designer himself referred to his projects as ‘Zveno Aircraft’. Vakhmistrov was among the world’s pioneers in devising and implementing the attachment of small fighters under heavy bombers. The larger aircraft were thus able to carry the smaller ones to the target area, whereas the fighters acted as guards for the slow-speed giants.

While the Iraqi Air Force and Army Aviation Corps started to use their resources to slow down ISIL progress in Iraq, the US conducted 'Operation Inherent Resolve' to limit ISIL/ Daesh power. Based upon declassified documents and reports released by all participants of the air campaign, this book provides details of all combat operations conducted against ISIL since the first day of ISIL's widespread offensive in Iraq in June 2014 until June 2016. Starting his career by the means of anonymously writing articles about the history of the Iranian Air Force, Babak Taghvaee became an aviation journalist, book author, historian and photojournalist.

During the period from 1931 thru 1941, several configurations of this concept were created involving mass-produced TB-1 and TB-3 bombers, and I-4, I-5, I-Zet, and I-16 fighters, which were modified correspondingly to fit the task. Mikhail Maslov graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked as structural design engineer at Tupolev Design Bureau and then transferred to TsAGI engineering information department.

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They Called It Shell Shock

A Taste Of Success The First Battle Of The Scarpe April 9–14 1917

Combat Stress In The First World War Stefanie Linden

Jim Smithson

$49.95 / 232 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 75 b/w illustrations (mainly photos), 1 color ill / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-35-1

$69.95 / 288 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / 16 color illustrations and maps. Approx 40 b/w illustrations, approx 40 b/w maps, 3-4 tables / December 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-40-5

In the Great War, soldiers were incapacitated by traumatic disorders at an epidemic scale that surpassed anything known from previous armed conflicts. Dr Stefanie Linden explains how shell shock challenged the fabric of prewar society, including its beliefs about gender, class and scientific progress. She argues that the shell shock epidemic had enduring consequences for the understanding of the human mind and the power that it can exert over the body.

Wedged between the Battles of the Somme and Passchendaele, the Battle of Arras has often been termed ‘The Forgotten Battle’ with little in the way of supporting literature. A Taste of Success gives the reader an insight into a battle that showed the development of the British and Commonwealth Armies over the early years of the First World War.

The author analyzed over 660 original medical case records from shellshocked soldiers who were treated at the leading neurological/psychiatric institutions of the time. The focal point of the book is the soldier’s experience on the battlefield that triggers his nervous breakdown - and the author links this up with the soldiers’ biographies and provides a perspective on their prewar civilian life and experience of the war. Dr Stefanie Linden is a psychiatrist, mental health researcher and historian of psychiatry. She is currently a Clinical Research Fellow at Cardiff University.

Why Arras became a focal point and the political background is covered in depth - being controversial and giving the reader an insight into the divide between the military and their political chiefs. A Taste of Success shows us how infantry tactics had improved and how the use of artillery had become a fine art in supporting the men as they attacked. Jim graduated in 1990 from Durham University, and entered the teaching profession - and after an initial couple of years teaching in West Yorkshire, he moved to Germany to teach in the British forces schools. WOLVERHAMPTON MILITARY STUDIES

The Reconographers


Intelligence And Reconnaissance In British Tank Operations On The Western Front 1916–18

Lost Opportunity The Battle Of The Ardennes 22 August 1914

Colin Hardy

Simon J. House

$59.95 / 144 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 34 photos, 9 maps, 10 pencil sketches, 3 diags / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-34-4

$69.95 / 256 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / b/w and color photos, c 50 color maps in a separate map book / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-42-9

On 22 August 1914 two French and two German armies clashed in a series of encounters known collectively as the Battle of the Ardennes. On that day, 27,000 young French soldiers died. There has never been an operational study of the Battle of the Ardennes in any language. This book fills a gap in the study of the opening phase of the First World War and provides fresh insight into both French and German plans for the prosecution of what was supposed to be a short war. At the center of this book lies a mystery: in a key encounter battle, one French Army corps outnumbered its opposition by nearly six to one and yet dismally failed to capitalize on that superiority. The question is how, and why. Simon House is an independent military historian - and Lost Opportunity is his first book. It is the book of his doctoral thesis, gained at Kings College London in May 2012.


This is the first book devoted to reconnaissance in the nascent Tank Corps in the Great War. The introduction of the tanks on the Western Front in 1916 launched a new form of armored warfare. After their baptism, the tanks became dependent on a few reconnaissance officers to guide them into action. The reconnaissance officers came formed an elite group, whose contribution to the Tank Corps was greater than their numbers suggest. This book aims to appeal at a number of levels: it seeks to pull together the activities, skills and techniques of tank Intelligence officers and assess their place and contribution to British tank operations in the Great War. Colin Hardy graduated from the University of Leeds with a Degree in Geography. During his study for a MEd at Nottingham University, he specialized in Organizational Theory.

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Miners At War 1914–1919

Friends Are Good On The Day Of Battle

South Wales Miners In The Tunnelling Companies On The Western Front

The 51st (Highland) Division During The First World War Craig French

Ritchie Wood

$59.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 4 maps and 26 tables / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1911096-54-2

$79.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 22 color artworks, 9 color photos, 48 b/w photos, 24 color maps, 1 color line ill., 6 b/w ills. 26 b/w tables / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-49-8

The author’s compilation is a register identifying South Wales miners who served in the tunneling companies. For the first time, the lives of individual South Wales miners are highlighted from pre-war mining days: their personal contribution within the companies, to the resting places of those who did not survive the war - and, for the survivors, their ultimate dispatch home. On retirement, Ritchie Wood devoted himself to the study of the mining during the Great War. After completing his PhD, he was awarded - at the age of 74 - his Doctorate.

The aim of this book is to evaluate the 51st (Highland) Division over the First World War. The study is an analysis of change and continuity and the performance of the division as a fighting unit. The themes identified for study have been training, esprit de corps, recruitment and reinforcement, and battle performance. The book considers a number of themes that have been neglected by historians, and brings into focus areas of research that may have produced inaccurate assumptions. Dr. Craig French graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in History and Archaeology, and an MPhil and PhD in Modern History. His book is a product of his postgraduate studies.




Pouring With Rain – Troops Fed Up

Towards A Wider War

A Military Transformed?

British Strategic Decision-Making And Military Effectiveness In Scandinavia, 1939-40

Adaptation And Innovation In The British Military, 1792–1945

British Second Army And The Liberation Offensive In Flanders 1918 Dennis Williams $69.95 / 288 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / 50-75 maps and illustrations / December 2016 / hardback / 978-1911096-55-9

During the final months of the war, the British Second Army fought a War of Liberation alongside French and Belgian forces. General Herbert Plumer, the army’s commander, is considered by some historians to be the most successful of the British generals. This book examines his leadership in his finest achievement of the war. Following teaching, Dennis Williams moved into education management. After leaving local government, he undertook a range of consultancy work, while concentrating on his interest in military history.

Joseph Moretz

Michael LoCicero, Ross Mahoney and Stuart Mitchell

$69.95 / 424 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / 18 b/w photos / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-36-8

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 10 tables / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-70-2

This book examines British policy, strategy, operations and tactical execution in the ‘Phoney War’. Recognizing that leaders rarely plan for failure, the work assesses the strengths and weaknesses of British performance in the last year of peace and during the first months of war. The work investigates the style of Britain’s direction of war and the effectiveness of each of the services at the strategic, operational and tactical levels.

Between 1792 and 1945, the character of warfare changed. The organization and operational methods of the military powers dramatically altered during this period and the British forces were no different. The British military pioneered innovations that affected the character of war on land, sea and air.

Joseph Moretz is a researcher and author whose focus is the evolution of naval thought and the development of joint doctrine in the British setting.

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Ross Mahoney is a PhD candidate at the Centre for War Studies where he is researching leadership development in the inter-war Royal Air Force. Stuart Mitchell is a Visiting Lecturer and Secretary of the Centre for War Studies at the University of Birmingham.


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Helion & Company The War In The North Sea

Two Sides Of The Same Bad Penny

The Royal Navy And The Imperial German Navy 1914–1918

Gallipoli And The Western Front 1915, A Comparison

Quintin Barry

Michael LoCicero

$59.95 / 456 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / c 100 b/w illustrations, 15 maps and charts / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-38-2

$49.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / b/w photos, maps / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-68-9

Before the outbreak of the First World War, it was the expectation of most officers of the Royal Navy and the Imperial German Navy that very shortly a fleet action would be fought. This had an impact on the strategic thinking on both sides. In fact, the geographic situation meant that for the Grand Fleet, the course to follow was not to seek a major fleet encounter. The history of the war in the North Sea is a record of the attempts to break the deadlock. On both sides, the stresses of the burden led to a serious breakdown of trust in each other. Still more serious was the mutual loss of confidence between the admirals on the one hand and the politicians on the other; their letters and diaries reveal the bitter personal disputes that arose between them. Quintin Barry is a solicitor and a retired employment judge. He has also held a variety of offices in both the public and private sector.

The Tanks At Flers

Michael LoCicero is Helion & Company’s commissioning editor. With a PhD from the University of Birmingham, he was a researcher at the National Archives and Soldiers of Oxfordshire.

From The Western Front To Salonika

An Account Of The First Use Of Tanks In War At The Battle Of Flers-Courcelette, The Somme, 15th September 1916

A French Soldier Writes Home (1914–1918)

Trevor Pidgeon

Catherine Labaume-Howard

$79.95 / 248 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / c 120 b/w photos, maps, documents, 16 pages color illustrations and maps, 12 color folding maps / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-66-5

$39.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 102 photos, drawings and maps / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-28-3

Long out of print, Trevor Pidgeon’s seminal and comprehensive work is here reproduced in its entirety. The book takes the reader through the invention of the tank, the early recruiting and training of the first crews at Bisley and their transfer to France, and their preparation to attack in September at what was to be the last part of the Somme offensive. Chapters then show in detail the planning, routes taken and the actions and outcomes of each of the attacks. There are extensive appendices, as well as a Bibliography and Index. Each chapter ends with a field guide for those who wish to retrace the tank attacks and the area mentioned on the ground. Trevor Pidgeon’s book is copiously illustrated with black and white and color photographs, maps and is punctuated by personal accounts and original documents. The book is full of telling detail and a wealth of information on the men, the technology and the locations.


In 1915, Great Britain and her Empire found itself engaged in Flanders and the Dardanelles. Lacking the wherewithal to conduct both campaigns effectively, the year was one of theater-wide learning and experiential exchange. Primarily based on a series of papers delivered at the Western Front Association’s Gallipoli and the Western Front Centenary Conference (25-27 September 2015), this edited volume contains original essays by such notable First World War historians as Stephen Chambers, Mark Connolly, Christopher Pugsley and Gary Sheffield. The various topics include command and control, military technology, logistics and British and Dominion forces.

The book’s editor, Catherine LabaumeHoward, found 300 of her grandfather’s letters in an old potato sack when a family home was sold. The author of the letters, Pierre Suberviolle, joined the army on 7 August 1914, when he was only 17. He wrote to his family regularly during the next 51 months. Mobilized as a car and truck driver, he fought on the Western and Northern Fronts of France. Soldiers normally did not say where their letters were from, but Pierre was at Dijon, Villers-Cotteret, Vitry and Soissons. He was then sent to Greece, Salonika, Macedonia and Albania. When he was sent back to France, he was trained for tank warfare and sent to Belgium, where he was wounded and lost an eye one month before the war ended. Catherine Labaume-Howard was born in Montauban in the home of her grandfather, Pierre Suberviolle. She studied Business and English in Paris.

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Helion & Company Two Wheels To War

Hear Their Footsteps

A Tale Of Twelve Bright Young Men Who Volunteered Their Own Motorcycles For The British Expeditionary Force 1914

King Edward VII School, Sheffield, And The Old Edwardians In The Great War 1914–18 John Cornwell

Martin Shelly and Nick Shelly

$29.95 / 76 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 44 photos / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-26-9

$59.95 / 302 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 100 b/w photos, 8 maps / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-91109658-0

The republication of a forgotten classic of the 1914 campaign. Watson and his colleagues had a ringside view of all the action: they served at Mons, Le Cateau, and on the Aisne; they journeyed with the BEF in October 1914 when the Western Front extended to Flanders. Watson describes the contribution the dispatch riders made in keeping the army organized in the conditions of the Retreat and during the rest of the war of movement. Martin Shelley and Nick Shelley are both vintage motorcycle enthusiasts and historians of the early motor industry. The Shelley brothers discovered the Burney brothers’ photograph album in an auction and they have used these pictures to illustrate their book.

We Are All Flourishing The Letters And Diary Of Captain Walter J J Coats MC 1914–1919 Dr Jan Chojecki and Dr Michael Stephen LoCicero $59.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 50 photos / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-39-9

Compiled from the almost daily letters home and a diary written in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, We are all Flourishing is a remarkable firsthand account of one man’s service during 1914-19. Walter Coats was an officer with the 9th Highland Light Infantry. Anticipation builds from mobilization in August 1914, through intensive training, up to eventual embarkation for France the following November. Forward by Alexander McCall Smith and dust jacket cover based on the painting “Across the Field” by Kurt Jackson.

The book recounts the story of a Yorkshire day school - and its ‘Old Boys’ who joined the forces - in the First World War. The book details the stories of the Old Edwardians killed in the war, whilst also relating the service and careers of some of those who survived. King Edward’s provided many of the junior officers for the New Armies - mostly serving in local regiments and often losing their lives in the offensives of the Somme, Arras and Passchendaele. John Cornwell has written a number of books about aspects of local history, as well as a novel set in 1945 Germany and a volume of poems.

The HalfShilling Curate A Personal Account Of War & Faith 1914–1918

Daring All Things The Autobiography Of George Kendall (1881–1961)

Sarah Reay

George Kendall

$59.95 / 168 pages / 6 x 9.25 / approx 40 b/w illustrations and 2 maps / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-46-7

$49.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-62-7

The Half-Shilling Curate, as he was affectionately known by his family, tells the very personal story of an army chaplain from Christmas Eve 1914 to the end of hostilities in 1919. His account illustrates the value of faith during the war and the balance between serving God and carrying out his duties as a captain in the British Army. Born and educated in Pembrokeshire, Sarah Reay lives in rural Northumberland with her husband and two sons.

Jan Chojecki is the great-nephew of Walter Coats. He transcribed the collection of letters posted home by Walter.

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Daring All Things is a unique and extraordinary autobiography, which was published for the first time 55 years after its completion (shortly before The Rev George Kendall died suddenly in 1961, aged 79). The book is the life story of a man born into a working-class rural Yorkshire childhood in the late Victorian era, who through self-education, piety, ambition and sheer hard graft projected himself onto the then British Empire’s biggest stages. George Kendall was a Methodist minister, senior military chaplain, historian, patriot, advisor, modern prison, health and education service pioneer; lecturer, musician, impresario, orator, antiques expert, humorist and writer who lived in Britain between 1881 and 1961.


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Helion & Company Battle For Angola

Mobility Conquers

Portuguese West Africa: A History Of Conflict

The Story Of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group 1978–2005

Al J. Venter

Willem Steenkamp and Helmoed-Römer Heitman

$69.95 / 496 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / 200 b/w photos, two 16pp color sections / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-41-2

Following Al Venter’s successful Portugal’s Guerrilla Wars in Africa, in Battle for Angola, he delves further into the history of this former Portuguese African colony. The author has included several chapters on the colonial struggle in this work, with the main thrust on events before and after - including the civil war that followed Lisbon’s departure back to the metrópole, as well as the role of South African mercenaries in defeating the rebel leader Dr Jonas Savimbi. He is helped by several authorities, including Dr René Pélissier and Dr John Cann. With their assistance, he covers several ancillary uprisings and invasions; the Ovambo insurrection, as well as the invasion of Angola by the Imperial German Army in the First World War. Al Venter has traveled widely in Africa; has written many books and made numerous documentaries about the troubled continent, its people, cultures, conflicts and the kind of everyday life that he encountered along the way.

$19.95 / 1152 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / 61 maps, c 400+ photos, 2pp of color (badges and insignia) / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-52-8

This book is the story of the birth, career and death of the South African Defence Force’s 61 Mechanised Battalion Group. ‘61 Mech’ was structured as a combined-arms unit with integral infantry, armored and artillery components and arduously trained in a fast-moving mobile warfare doctrine which was not based on adapted European tactics, but was specifically designed for fighting modern bush wars. Led by some of the brightest officers in the army, ‘61 Mech’ played a major role in the incursions into Angola between 1978 and 1988. Written by two veteran military authors, the book includes personal accounts by men of ‘61 Mech’ and describes the preparations for the various operations and the ongoing evolution of both the doctrine and the weaponry and equipment. Willem Steenkamp has been a journalist, soldier, writer of fact and fiction, military tattoo producer and specialist tour guide. Helmoed-Römer Heitman is an independent defense and national security analyst and writer.

Pilgrim Days

Green Leader

From the Vietnam War to Troop Commander, 22 Special Air Service Regiment

Operation Gatling, The Rhodesian Military’s Response To The Viscount Tragedy

Alistair MacKenzie

Ian Pringle

$39.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 100 color and b/w photos, maps / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1911096-65-8

$35.00 / 242 pages / 6 x 9.25 / c 50 color and b/w photos, maps / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1911096-72-6

In a career spanning 30 years, Alistair MacKenzie served with the New Zealand Army in Vietnam, the British Parachute Regiment, the British Special Air Service, the South African Defence Force’s ParaBats, the New Zealand Special Air Service, the Sultan of Oman’s Special Forces and a host of private security agencies and defense contractors. This extraordinary work vividly documents in a detail that stuns: the experience of infantry combat in Vietnam; life with the Paras; the tempo of selection for UK Special Forces; covert SAS operations in South Armagh and SAS counter-terrorist training on the UK mainland; vehiclemounted Pathfinder Brigade insertions into Angola; and maritime counter-terrorism work in Oman. This is a military CV like no other, and one that makes for the most compelling of reading.

On 3 September 1978, a Russian-supplied heat-seeking missile shot down an Air Rhodesia Viscount civilian airliner. Miraculously, 18 people survived the crash only for most of them to be gunned down in cold blood shortly after the crash by terrorists loyal to the Zimbabwe African People’s Union leader Joshua Nkomo.

Alastair MacKenzie served as an officer with the New Zealand Infantry in South Vietnam and in the Special Forces of South Africa, Oman and the UK.


Just days before the plane was shot down, the Rhodesian leader, Ian Smith, had met secretly with Nkomo for discussions, brokered by Britain, Zambia and Nigeria. However, this event dramatically changed the political landscape and wrecked a plan by the British government to mold an alliance between Smith and Nkomo, and smoothed the path for Robert Mugabe to become the first leader of Zimbabwe. In this two-part account, Ian Pringle, describes the Viscount tragedy and the military response. He uses interviews with two survivors, and with the first person to arrive at the crash scene, as well as accounts from other key witnesses, to recreate the tragic event.

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Another Bloody Chapter In An Endless Civil War Volume 1

1756 And 1757: From Lobositz To Leuthen

Quintin Barry

Northern Ireland And The Troubles 1984–87

The Journal Of Horace St Paul Neil Cogswell

$49.95 / 576 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 266 b/w illustrations, 16 pages color illustrations, 10 b/w and 15 color maps / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-69-6

Ken Wharton $59.95 / 376 pages / 6 x 9.25 / over 50 b/w photos / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-27-6

The period under review covers the years of 1984-87 - the end of the third decade of the Troubles. It uses research and oral contributions from the 1980s and shows not only how the Provisional IRA grew in financial and logistical strength, but also how the Security Forces worked to contain them. Ken Wharton is now in his mid-60s. He is a former soldier turned writer who lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

Three Republics One Navy A Naval History Of France 1870–1999 Anthony Clayton

$69.95 / 536 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 / 219 maps, plans, charts, diagrams / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-911096-67-2

War In The East A Military History Of The RussoTurkish War 1877–78

This is a landmark work in the history of the Seven Years War. The Journal of St Paul is a day by day account. He is not shy to write “Nothing happened”, also when the action is hottest he can be understandably brief. As a man learning his trade, he often records details of almost arcane significance. Accompanying the text are a detailed Gazeteer and Lists of Persons and Regiments as well as 232 plates of maps and plans.

When Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire in April 1877, it was the fifth time during the nineteenth century that hostilities had broken out between the two empires. This book, the first military history of the war in English for over a century, traces the course of the campaigns, examining the many occasions on which the outcome of a battle might have gone the other way, and the performance of the combatants, both leaders and led.

Vivid Courage

Children And War

Victoria Crosses – Antecedent and Allied Regiments of the Staffordshire Regiment

Past And Present Helga Embacher, Grazia Prontera and Albert Lichtblau

Robert Hope $39.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / c 30 b/w illustrations / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1911096-74-0

$39.95 / 232 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 75 b/w photos, 1 map, 1 regimental tree and 4 registers / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-911096-37-5

In the 1870s, French warships were still rigged for sail. In the 1970s the Marine Nationale’s ships at sea included aircraft carriers operating supersonic jets, and ballistic missiles. In this work the author weaves together a history of a navy whose nation’s priorities have more often been land frontier defense.

In the history of the Victoria Cross, this is the first book written about the recipients who were members of The Staffordshire Regiment. Since the introduction of the Medal, a number of records have been created by the ‘Staffords’. Brief details are given on the histories of the Regiment and members were awarded the VC.

Anthony Clayton was a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst from 1965 to 1993 and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Surrey from 1994 to 2008.

Robert Hope is a former chartered building engineer and Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

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$39.95 / 298 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 28 b/w illustrations, 2 tables / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1911096-71-9

In Children and War: Past and Present scholars from different academic disciplines, practitioners in the field, and representatives of government and non-governmental institutions show how children expressed their experiences in letters, memoirs and diaries during and after World War I and World War II and how children remembered those wars. Many of the authors also deal with various long-term psychological effects.


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Histoire and Collections US Vehicle Markings in the ETO 1944

Tank Models of the First World War

Jean Bouchery

Frédéric Astier

$44.95 / 192 pages / 9 x 12 / September 2016 / hardback / 978-2-352-50390-3 / NCR

$29.95 / 128 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / May 2016 / paperback / 978-2-352-50468-9 / NCR

This large format full color book is a comprehensive collection of the identification markings used on US military vehicles in the European Theater of Operations from the landings at Normandy to the end of the war in Europe.

This book, intended for modelers, is devoted to scale models of tanks of WWI the stages of mounting, painting and creation of dioramas for 6 models: the Mark IV “Male” English, the Mark IV “Female,” the A7V German, the Schneider CA, the Saint-Chamond and French Renault FT.

The book describes and illustrates all the symbols used and explains the codification of these markings and their order of priority. It also explains how and why the markings were applied and the various techniques for doing so.

Over the course of numerous sequences and 500 pictures illustrating this book, Frederik Astier shares with you his knowledge to making; painting complex camouflage of the Great War, skating and aging a model, making mud, painting miniatures, making scenery, etc.

A proper understanding of vehicle markings is essential for anyone studying photographs from the period in order to accurately place the units depicted in them. Using the information in this book you will be able to identify the unit to which any vehicle you see in a photo in a book or collection belongs.

With this book, you will learn all about the style Fred Astier applied to the tanks of World War I. The photos of real gear as well as one gallery of the other achievements of the author complete this book.

This is a rich trove of extremely detailed and accurate information. The book also provides tips and tricks for you on how to paint these markings and insignia on your model vehicles.



Artillery and the Gribeauval System

Women in Uniform

Volume 3

$24.95 / 80 pages / 8 x 9.5 / April 2016 / paperback / 978-2-352-50460-3 / NCR


Ludovic Letrun $24.95 / 80 pages / 8 x 9.5 / April 2016 / paperback / 978-2-352-50432-0 / NCR

Having got acquainted, in the first 2 volumes, with the equipment of the foot soldiers of the end of the Ancient Régime until the First Empire, then with the flying, light artillery and finally on horseback, this 3rd volume discusses topics rarely treated by specialists of the materials used by the men of ‘scholarly weapons ‘ In summary: Regimental artillery Mortars Coast Guard Gunners The coast artillery Sedentary Gunners Bridge crews Train crews, cars and train couplers Veterans

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The participation of women in the second global conflict is often forgotten, yet thousands of them were in uniform, in the traditional framework of the health service, but also in services, so necessary of the male combat units. The movement started on a large scale in Great Britain and in the Soviet Union, was followed by the United States and to a lesser extent by France, Germany and Italy. Over fifty images of volunteers from almost all countries are illustrated in color on live models in to show the patriotism of these young women. This guide will be essential to all lovers of uniforms, collectors, modelers and military history enthusiasts. For connoisseurs, it will also be the opportunity to discover rare outfits, original or even unique, preserved by collectors.

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Histoire and Collections The Rafale

La Caracal Au Combat

Frédéric Lert

Frédéric Lert

$24.95 / 80 pages / 8 x 9.5 / April 2016 / paperback / 978-2-352-50417-7 / NCR

$29.95 / 128 pages / 7.5 x 10 / May 2016 / paperback / 978-2-352-504580 / French Text / NCR

Designed in the mid-1980s, the Dassault Aviation Rafale, entered service in 2004 for the Navy and in 2006 for the Air Force, the divergent needs having forced France to dissociate the European partners provided early in the project.

The H225M “Caracal” flew for the first time on 30 November 2000. This is the first European helicopter specifically designed for the most complex mission, the combat rescue.

Flagship of French aviation, the Rafale has incomparable advantages: versatility, stealth, versatility or multi-role capability. Despite the capabilities, it remained in the shadows for years in terms of international export. This book will address the three versions of the aircraft: the Rafale C, the Rafale M and Rafale B.

Les Fortifications De 3e Reich Vesper $49.95 / 224 pages / 9 x 12 / September 2016 / hardback / 978-2-352-50450-4 / French Text / NCR

After the assumption of the power by Adolf Hitler, the Reichstag rejected certain measures of the treaty of Versailles, so canceling limitations concerning fortifications in Germany. Thus was born the idea a national program of fortifications. Up to 1937, twenty six lines of fortification were set up along the French, Czech and Polish borders. In the second half of the thirties, Germans decided to build their own Maginot line: Siegfried line. This one, as well as the Wall of Pomerania, the lines of the Oder and LVZWest was then widened. Thousands of bunkers were constructed without documentation; it was extremely difficult to determine the function and the purpose of each.

In 2006, it was employed as part of the operation Ballista in Lebanon: its autonomy, its power and its capacity for self-protection make it the ideal device to slip several hundred European nationals out of Beirut, trapped in the fighting between Hezbollah and the Israeli army. Today, in 2016, ten years after its entry into service in the forces, the Caracal is already the veteran of several wars under the French colors, Afghanistan, Mali, through Libya and Chad.

Les Maquis De Chartreuse Le Pont Des Espions Des Bords Du Guiers au Lac de De La Guerre Froide Constance Philibert de Loisy $24.95 / 80 pages / 8.25 x 10 / May 2016 / paperback / 978-2-352-50439-9 / French Text / NCR

“This is for you, Dauphinois, that this little history is written, because this battalion that you have formed in very large part has always worked, toiled and bled in silence. You have reason to be particularly proud. Indeed, it is the only unit in the Resistance Movement, which, after having made the campaign of the Doubs, Alsace and Germany, continued the fight until the end in the Far East to help expel the Japanese out of Indochina, as it had helped to chase away the Germans from France.” It is in these terms that begin the article by the commander of Loisy, commanding the battalion of Chartreuse in 1944, for the newspaper le Dauphiné Libéré.

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Patrick Manificat

$34.95 / 176 pages / 8.25 x 10 / June 2016 / paperback / 978-2-352-50470-2 / NCR

Most famous for being the scene of exchange of spies between East and West during the cold war, popularized by the Steven Spielberg film, ‘The Bridge of Spies’, the Glienicke bridge, connecting the city of Berlin to Potsdam, still retains an aura of mystery. Indeed, apart from three widely publicized trades, who else has used this discrete passage through the Berlin Wall? Who knows now? “The Bridge of spies in uniform” reveals all the secrets of this now legendary bridge, by members of the allied military liaison “Missions Potsdam,” who were the only westerners permitted to cross. This book is an exclusive testimony, reported by those who have crossed.


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North American P-51D Mustang

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

Robert Peczkowski and Zbigniew Kolacha

$39.00 / 148 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / b/w and color illustrations / April 2016 / hardback / 978-83-65281-12-8 / NCR

Matthew Willis and Robert Michulec

$39.00 / 160 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / 300+ b/w and color photos, color profiles and scale plans / October 2016 / hardback / 978-83-65281-234 / NCR

This is the story of the famous German dive-bomber Ju 87 Stuka. Development history of the all versions and variants.

This detailed monograph covers the design and development of the P-51D Mustang family, the main wartime production variant of this classic fighter. The P-51D model introduced the definitive ‘bubble’ canopy and heavier armament, and was the mount of many aces. After W.W.II the Mustang saw action again in Korea, and also served with many other air forces around the world.

Superb color illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around color photographs and b+w archive photographs. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale modelers. 1/72 scale plans. 30+ color profiles.

Illustrated with photos, including a comprehensive walk-around section showing all aspects of the airframe, and diagrams from official manuals, this book provides all the core technical details of the P-51D family in one compact, economical volume. GREEN SERIES



Operation Market Garden Paratroopers Vol. 1

Light Trucks of the Italian Army in WWII

The Stockholm Run

Enrico Finazzer and Luigi Carretta

Air Transport Between Britain and Sweden During WWII

Uniforms, Equipment and Personal Items of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade Piotr Witkowski $59.00 / 200 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / color photos / October 2016 / paperback / 978-83-65281-16-6 / NCR

A history of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade in WW2, covering its organization, uniforms and equipment. All personal items and parts of the uniform shown in the detailed photos. Largely overlooked in other histories of parachute troops, the Polish unit differed in many ways from its British counterparts, and this book fleshes out the history and makes good the omissions and errors in other works.


$69.00 / 160 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / 100+ b/w photos, color profiles, scale plans / November 2016 / paperback / 978-83-65281-22-7 / NCR

This book provides a detailed account of specialized light gun trucks produced by Italian industry in response to a specific request of the Regio Esercito between mid-1942 and mid1943, known as the AS42 and the AS43, “AS” standing for “Autocarro Speciale” or “Automezzo Speciale” (Special truck), or, more currently, camionette. These vehicles were meant to be used in desert warfare, issued to the unit called the Raggruppamento Sahariano, (Saharan Group), to be used in action against the British Long Range Desert Group, or for special operations behind enemy lines, in force to the Italian special forces designated the X Reggimento Arditi.

Nils Mathisrud $69.00 / 160 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / b/w and color photos / June 2016 / hardback / 978-83-65281-159 / NCR

The German assault on Denmark and Norway cut off all surface communications between Sweden and the Western Allies. Diplomats and VIPs still needed to travel to and from Sweden and exports needed to be maintained. To gain support for the war, it was also important to give Swedish public the opportunity to read British newspapers and magazines. The only realistic way to maintain these links was by air, and a service was established by BOAC. Throughout the war, a variety of aircraft would operate the service, all being demilitarized as the Swedes did not allow armed aircraft to operate on their airfields.

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Spotlight ON

F4U Corsair

Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

Zbigniew Kolacha

Simon Schatz

$35.00 / 48 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / color profiles / June 2016 / hardback / 978-83-65281-17-3 / NCR

$35.00 / 49 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / b/w and color illustrations / April 2016 / hardback / 978-8365281-13-5 / NCR

45 color profiles of F4U Corsair showing variety of the camouflage and markings of different users.

More than 44 color profiles of Ju 87 Stuka in Luftwaffe during WWII

Also plan views showing camouflage and markings.

Aircraft shown in markings of different versions from A to G and different war theaters


Camouflage and Decals No.5 Messerschmitt Bf 109F Robert Michulec and Karolina Holda $35.00 / 140 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / photos, color profiles, and decals / April 2016 / paperback / 97883-65281-14-2 / NCR

This booklet describes and illustrates the camouflage and markings of six Bf 109 F German WWII fighters. Photos and colors profiles describe camouflage and markings in detail. 6 full sets of decals with stencils for the following aircraft:

• Bf 109F-4 „Yellow 1”, Lt. Hermann Graff, 9./JG 52, 1942 • Bf 109F-4/Z/Trop, “Yellow 14”, Lt. HansJoachim Marseille, 3./JG 27, 1942 • Bf 109F-4, “Black 1”, Obrlt. Max Ostermann, 8./JG 54, 1942 • Bf 109F-4/R8, F6+TH, 1.(F)/ 122 • Bf 109F-4/Z, British ?-AX, 1 Squadron SAAF, 1942 • Bf 109F-4, in American markings, 1942

Aircraft Profile Posters $35.00 / 16 pages / 11 x 17 / 16 posters / August 2016 / paperback / 978-83-65281-21-0 / NCR

This set contains 16 high quality, printed on the glossy heavy paper, aircraft profiles posters: 16 posters – 17x11 inch Aircraft list: Messerschmitt Bf 109 F Gloster Gladiator Hawker Hurricane Lockheed P-38 Lightninig North American P-51D Mustang Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Bell P-39 Airacobra General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Republic P-47D Razorback Vought F4U Corsair Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet Messerchmitt Me 262 A Schwalbe Mikoyan MiG-29 Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-17 Macchi C.202 Folgore Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero

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Classic Fighters Colouring Book Dariusz Grzywacz $5.50 / 30 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / 15 graphics / June 2016 / paperback / 978-83-65281-19-7 / NCR

15 accurate, authentic renderings of classic fighters. You can color them. Also captions with detailed technical data and scale plans.

• Hawker Hurricane • Messerschmit Me 163 Komet • Focke-Wulf Fw 190 • Grumman Hellcat & Ki 61 • Boulton Paul Defiant & Messerschmitt Bf 109 E • Lavochkin La-5FN • F4U Corsair • Polikarpov I-16 • Bell P-39 Airacobra • Supermarine Spitfire • Hawker Typhoon • Messerschmitt Bf 109 G • Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero • Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 • Messerschmit Me 262 A Schwalbe 61

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Harpia Publishing / Medina Publishing / Model Centrum Progres


Russia’s Warplanes

A Soldier in Arabia

Russian-made Military Aircraft and Helicopters Today: Volume 2

David Neild

Flying Tigers Colors

$18.00 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16pp of illustrations / Now Available / hardback / 978-1-909339-63-7 / Medina Publishing

Camouflage and Markings of the American Volunteer Group and the USAAF 23rd Fighter Group, 1941-1945

Piotr Butowski $64.95 / 256 pages / 8.25 x 11 / full color throughout / December 2016 / paperback / 978-09973092-0-1 / Harpia Publishing / NCR

Following the success of the first offering in the series, Harpia Publishing presents the second volume of Russia’s Warplanes. Once again researched and written by the acknowledged expert in the field, the book draws upon the author’s unrivaled connections within the Russian aerospace industry to conclude this comprehensive directory of the country’s latest military aviation hardware. The result forms an essential companion to Volume 1. Between them, the two works present the fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters that equip the various Russian air arms, as well as those developed for and operated by foreign states in the post-Soviet era. Alongside technical descriptions for each military aircraft currently available from Russia’s aerospace industry, or otherwise in large-scale service, Piotr Butowski provides historical background and accurate data relating to production and operators around the world. Full coverage is extended to upgrades, as well as the new avionics and advanced weapons that these introduce. The second volume in the series is dedicated to long-range bombers, maritime patrol and antisubmarine warfare aircraft, strategic transport and tanker aircraft, theater transports, and trainers. The work provides accounts of Russia’s current and future strategic bomber programs.


Carl Molesworth Soldier and adventurer David Neild was the youngest officer to serve in the legendary Trucial Oman Scouts when he joined them at the age of only 20 in 1959. In 1968 Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, with whom Neild had formed a good working relationship, called on Neild to set up and command a national defense force for the Sheikhdom, with the rank of Lt Colonel. Then, in 1972 after the Ruler of Sharjah was assassinated, Neild was asked to establish and command the Sharjah National Guard. The account of Neild’s career in Arabia is set against the backdrop of unrest and uncertainty and the emerging national politics of the day. It is both a valuable historic record as well as an entertaining and honest account, told with empathy and in the lean, objective style of a military man who on a daily basis had to balance the need for rapid political, strategic and tactical decisions with respect for the traditional ways of a complex tribal Arab culture.

$41.95 / 64 pages / 8 x 11.5 / 105 b/w photos, 32 color plates of artwork / April 2016 / paperback / 978-83-60672-26-6 / NCR

No aircraft markings in history are more iconic than the distinctive shark’s mouths applied to the noses of American Volunteer Group and 23rd Fighter Group P-40s and P-51s that fought in the skies over Asia during World War II. This book covers the camouflage and markings of the fighters they flew, including the first detailed account of the progression of markings changes made by the 23rd FG throughout the war, as well as the combat history of these legendary units. It features over 120 rare period photographs, plus 32 fully researched, full-color plates showing different aircraft types employed by the units across different camouflage patterns, with very detailed captions and reference photos. Over the past 35 years, the author has written more than a dozen books and numerous magazine articles about USAAF fighter operations during World War II.

Lt Colonel David Neild is a Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) resident and a quiet, unassuming man whose passion for golf and simple lifestyle, in the best traditions of British understatement, hides a wealth of extraordinary experience and insight.

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Lorimer / Carnegie Publishing / PeKo Books The Great Class War

Captive Memories


Far East Prisoners of War

Jacques R. Pauwels

Meg Parkes and Geoff Gill

$27.95 / 560 pages / 6 x 9 / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4594-1105-0 / Lorimer / NCR

$20.00 / 264 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 82 black and white images / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-910837-00-9 / Carnegie Publishing

Historian Jacques Pauwels applies a critical lens to the First World War. For European statesmen, a large-scale war could give their countries new colonial territories. For the wealthy and ruling classes, war served as an antidote to social revolution, encouraging workers to exchange socialism’s focus on international solidarity for nationalism’s intense militarism. And for the working classes themselves, war provided an outlet for years of systemic militarization. To Pauwels, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 was not a sufficient cause for war but rather a pretext seized upon by European powers to unleash the war they had desired. But what Europe’s elite did not expect or predict was some of the war’s outcomes: social revolution and Communist Party rule in Russia, plus a wave of political and social democratic reforms in Western Europe that would have far-reaching consequences. Jacques R. Pauwels has taught European history at the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo.

Conditions for Far East Prisoners of War were truly hellish. Appalling diseases were rife, the stench indescribable. Food and equipment were minimal or nonexistent. Men died daily, many in agony from which there was no relief. And yet, in the midst of such horrors, the human spirit steadfastly refused to be broken. Resilience, resourcefulness, pride and camaraderie; these were the keys to survival. Freedom, for those who made it, meant many things: home, family, comfort, of course; but also adjustment, loss of friendships, and a difficult road to recovery that for some would be lifelong. Most refused to talk about their experiences, coping alone with the post-traumatic stress and chronic health problems. It was these ongoing physical after effects of captivity that brought a group of men into contact with Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Beginning in 1946 and lasting right up to the present day, LSTM’s involvement with the health of these veterans represents the longest collaborative partnership ever undertaken by the School.



Panther on the Battlefield 2

SU-76 on the Battlefield

Péter Barnaky

Neil Stokes

$41.95 / 112 pages / 8.5 x 12 / September 2016 / hardback / 978-615-80072-90 / PeKo Publishing / NCR

$41.95 / 112 pages / 8.5 x 12 / November 2016 / hardback / 978-615-5583-001 / PeKo Publishing / NCR

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Panzerwrecks Forgotten Archives 1

In Focus 1 Jagdpanzer 38 Lee Archer and Felipe Rodna

The Lost Signal Corps Photos Darren Neely

$56.95 / 240 pages / 11 x 8.5 / 266 high quality, large format black and white photos / Now Available / hardback / 978-1-908032-11-9 / NCR

The US Army Signal Corps photographs were the official standard for photo documentation of the American army during World War II. These photos were captured by trained cameramen and in most cases were taken under enemy fire, in a ditch with riflemen or as enemy shells landed nearby. Signal Corps photos have been used over and over in text books, popular trade books at bookstores in every shopping mall and now on the internet. The photos in this book are those that have not yet been published or have only appeared in hard to find unit histories and cover events in the ETO, from the Normandy breakout until the end of the war. Darren Neely is a military researcher and historian living in Maryland, USA. He co-authored the much acclaimed Nürnberg’s Panzer Factory with Roddy MacDougall published by Panzerwrecks in 2013.

$37.95 / 112 pages / 11 x 8.25 / 117 large format black and white photographs. 7 Specially commissioned artworks / May 2016 / paperback / 978-1-90803213-3 / NCR

In Focus 1: Jagdpanzer 38 is the first of a new series from Panzerwrecks. As the titles implies, the subject is the German Jagdpanzer 38 tank hunter, often incorrectly referred to as the Hetzer. The subject has been written about before and many photos published, but this book, the first of a series, combines 20 years original research and gathering of materials to take a fresh look at this vehicle. The cornerstone of every Panzerwrecks publication is the large format photos, and this book continues this with many previously unseen images. These images are supplemented by specially commissioned high quality artwork from Felipe Rodna. The author and artist have worked together closely and incorporated the latest findings to offer the reader the most authentic color plates of the Jagdpanzer 38 yet published.

Panzerwrecks 20

Panzerwrecks 19 Yugoslavia

Ostfront 3

Lee Archer and Bojan Dimitrijevic

Lee Archer, Kamen Nevenkin and Felipe Rodna

$29.95 / 96 pages / 11 x 8.25 / 151 large format black and white photographs / Now Available / paperback / 978-1-908032-12-6 / NCR

$31.95 / 96 pages / 8.25 x 11 / 98 large format black and white photographs. Specially commissioned artwork. 1 map / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1908032-14-0 / NCR

How did partisans improve the firepower of the Somua S35? And where did it end up? Who was ambushed at Vukov Klanac? What vehicles did they lose? Why did a German Panzer unit pose as Allied tankers? Where did the Yugoslav Army collect and overhaul captured German AFVs? The answers to these and other questions are to be found here in Panzerwrecks 19, with 151 rare and unpublished large format photographs sourced from around the world. Bojan Dimitrijevic is Panzerwrecks’ first guest author. Bojan works at the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade and has authored over 40 books on the subject of military history in Yugoslavia.


Kamen Nevenkin and Lee Archer join forces to bring you hitherto unseen photos from the depths of the Russian archives in Panzerwrecks 20: Ostfront 3. This book is exclusively about the havoc and wreckage inflicted on the Panzerwaffe by the Russian air force around Lake Balaton in Hungary. Lots of late war German AFVs in varying stages of destruction - perfect for the modeler or student of armored conflict. Specially commissioned artwork by Felipe Rodna show selected subjects in color. Gatefold sleeves contain a map of the battlefield and the weapons used by the Soviet air force. Lee Archer is a military vehicle historian living in Old Heathfield, Sussex with his wife and daughter. He previously designed master models for Accurate Armor of Scotland and was a regular contributor to model magazines.

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Pen & Sword

Operation LUSTY The Race for Hitler’s Secret Technology Graham M. Simons $39.95 / 272 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 200 black and white illustrations / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47384737-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-4738-5

Graham Simons has been granted access to a staggering archive; a wealth of fascinating documentation that has never before seen the light of day. Category 1, top secret documents, prepared by the Director of Technical Services at Wright Field in 1945, feature lists of aircraft, radar equipment, and other military and aviation accessories that the United States and the Allies lusted after in the dying days of The Second World War and during the post-War period, when enemy secrets were more hungrily sought than ever. Details of information gleaned over the course of Operation LUSTY (LUftwaffe Secret TechnologY) are included in the form of reports, tables, and typed transcripts of conversations. Photographs also feature in this visual publication that seeks to consolidate all the various scraps of documentation filed around this time in an effort to create an authentic impression of events as they unfolded during the course of this mammoth retrieval operation. Graham Simons is a highly respected aviation historian and author. He has penned many Pen and Sword titles focusing on aviation themes. He lives near Peterborough.

Arnhem and the Aftermath

Hitler’s French Volunteers

Airborne Assaults in the Netherlands 1940–1945

Christophe Leguérandais

Harry Kuiper $34.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 32 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7098-7 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7100-7

War is more than a series of military victories and defeats. Civilians always are the biggest victims and there are often staggering imbalances between casualties on the front lines, and those behind. According to recent figures, The Second World War saw the deaths of an estimated 72 million people worldwide, two thirds of whom were civilians. Wars also have social, economic and human consequences. They may defeat politicians, but it is communities who pay the price. In 1939 one European country after another suffered defeat, which later resulted in degradation of the communities involved. The failure of Operation Market Garden in 1944 resulted in yet another tragedy for the Dutch and one that would have far deeper social consequences than those before it. After the Allies were defeated, the Nazis terrorized the local Dutch populace and the V2 rockets fired immediately from their Dutch launch sites resulted in over 9,000 casualties in the UK. Arnhem and the Aftermath begins and ends in Arnhem, in 1940 and 1945. It focuses on the experiences of the civilians against a backdrop of all three operations in the Netherlands, in which both German and Allied forces were involved.

$34.95 / 256 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 300 color and black and white images / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-5656-1 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-5657-8

From 1941 to 1945, a large number of foreign soldiers were incorporated into the ranks of the German army in order to compensate for the enormous losses suffered by the Wehrmacht, including thousands of French. Whether fighting against the Soviets on the Eastern Front, with the Afrika-Korps in Tunisia or fighting with the occupying army in France, these volunteers generally took the plunge to join the Germans with the authorization of their own government, even though there was never any ‘formal link’ to the Vichy regime. For the first time in the English language, this book provides details of the units’ various insignias, along with rare and previously unpublished and personal photographs of the few surviving members interviewed by the author. As a result, a new vision of these collaborators emerges, allowing them to be regarded as adventurers or even nationalists. After all, despite being clothed in the “enemy’s” uniform, the majority of these soldiers respected their oath of allegiance, often giving their lives in return. Christophe Leguérandais has spent many years accumulating rare photographs and documents, which portray his countrymen’s involvement in pro-Nazi movements and militarily collaboration during the Second World War.

Harry Kuiper was born in Arhnem in 1939 and experienced the Nazi Occupation of his county, first-hand. He is a retired journalist and author.

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Pen & Sword Hitler’s Home Front


Memoirs of a Hitler Youth

Hitler’s Jewish Smuggler

Don A. Gregory and Wilhelm R. Gehlen

Pierre Abramovici

$34.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 8 page plate section / September 2016 / hardback / 978-14738-5820-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-5822-0

$32.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 21 b/w illustrations / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47386186-2 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6188-6

Twelve years of rule by Hitler could have made Germany a third world country after the end of the war. Whatever treatment the Allies had in mind for the Germans could not have been much worse than the conditions already in existence for them after the end of the war. The German economy and infrastructure was already a wreck and the inflation continued after the surrender with prices of essentials (if they could be bought) rising to double and triple that of 1943.

On 10 June 1945, a charred body was discovered near Madrid. The man was identified as Mendel Szkolnikoff, a Jew of Russian origin who was probably one of the biggest traffickers of the Occupation.

This book is a memoir of Wilhelm Gehlen and his childhood in Nazi Germany, as a Nazi Youth and the awful circumstances which he and his friends and family had to endure during and following the war. Including a handful of recipes and descriptions of the strange and sometimes disgusting food that nevertheless kept people alive, this book sheds light on the truly awful conditions and the common feeling and aim among members of the Hitler Youth – that it was their duty to do everything possible to save the Thousand Year Reich in 1945. Don Allen Gregory is a Professor of Physics at the University of Alabama. He is the author of technical publications as well as having written articles for World War II Magazines. Wilhelm Reinhard Gehlen was born in Germany’s Rhineland in 1933, where he joined the Hitler Youth and attended one of Hitler’s Volk Schools.

Hitler’s Wartime Orders Bob Carruthers $32.95 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6872-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6874-8

Hitler’s War directives from 1939-1944 with a new introduction and commentary.

In a remarkably short space of time, Szkolnikoff amassed a spectacular fortune including prime real estate in the most sought-after areas in Paris and various hotels and ‘palaces’ on the French Riviera. Seventy years after his death there are still many questions that remain unanswered: Who did Szkolnikoff actually work for and who was it who protected him? What happened to the enormous amounts of money he deposited in his Monacan, Swiss and Spanish bank accounts before he died? Who was the mysterious commando unit who captured and killed Szkolnikoff in Spain in 1945? Was he actually killed or did he manage to escape? After consulting archives in 5 different countries, Pierre Abramovici is able to provide answers to these questions and reveal the truths behind the myths that have surrounded this character. Historian Pierre Abramovici is a former reporter, investigative journalist and documentary maker.

The SS Trials and Retribution Bob Carruthers $19.95 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6876-2 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6878-6

The complete transcripts from Nuremberg detailing the actions of the SS Einsatsgruppen taken directly from the daily transcripts of the proceedings Bob Carruthers is one of the UK’s leading military historians and is famous in the UK for the bestselling book The Wehrmacht in Russia, published by Pen & Sword, which topped Amazon bestseller charts in 2012. Bob is also an Emmy AwardTM winning filmmaker whose work in the form of series such as Battlefield, Line of Fire, and Weapons of War are channel staples that are shown on BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, PBS and numerous other channels around the world.


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Pen & Sword Normandy to the Rhine

The Wehrmacht in Russia

By Those Who Were There Bob Carruthers

By Those Who Were There Bob Carruthers

$19.95 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-68281 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6830-4

A fascinating anthology of eyewitness accounts from both the British and German perspective drawn from rare contemporary publications, documents held in archives and museums, field reports, regimental records, battalion and divisional histories. The result is a comprehensive and vivid impression of what it meant to play a part in the battle for Hitler’s Germany.

Relics of the Reich The Buildings The Nazis Left Behind Colin Philpott $34.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 120 black and white illustrations / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47384424-7 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-4425-4

Relics of the Reich is the story of what happened to the buildings the Nazis left behind. Hitler’s Reich may have been defeated in 1945 but many buildings, military installations and other sites remained. For almost fifty years, these were left crumbling and ignored. Relics of the Reich visits many of the buildings and structures built or adapted by the Nazis and looks at what has happened since 1945 to try to discover what it tells us about Germany’s attitude to Nazism now. Colin Philpott has a long-standing interest in recent German history and in abandoned buildings and venues.

$24.95 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6832-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6834-2

A fascinating anthology of eyewitness accounts from both the German perspective drawn from rare contemporary publications, documents held in archives and museums, field reports, regimental records, battalion and divisional histories. The result is a comprehensive and vivid impression of what it meant to play a part in the most titanic struggle in military history.

Surviving the Death Railway A POW’s Memoir and Letters from Home

SOE’s Mastermind The Authorised Biography of Major General Sir Colin Gubbins KCMG, DSO, MC

Hilary Custance Green

Brian Lett

$39.95 / 288 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 90 black and white plates / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47387000-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7002-4

$44.95 / 288 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 pages of black and white plates / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6380-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6382-8

The ordeals of the POWs put to slave labor by their masters on the ‘Burma Railway’ have been well documented. While Barry Custance Baker was enduring his 1000 days of captivity, his wife was attempting to correspond with him. Fortunately these letters have been preserved and appear in this book along with Barry’s memoir written after the War.

For those with interest in the Second World War, the name Colin Gubbins is synonymous with the Special Operations Executive (SOE). This is not surprising as from its creation; Gubbins was the driving force behind SOE. Over the next four years, he masterminded every aspect of its worldwide covert operations.

Hilary Custance Green has BAs in Fine Arts and Sculpture. She has had three novels published and has spent six years researching this book. Born in Malaya in 1915, Barry Custance Baker joined the Royal Corps of Signals and this book records his experiences as a POW.

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This is the biography of the man whose contribution to victory ranks in the premier league. The author’s research and access to family archives reveal the experiences that made Gubbins such an influential wartime figure. Brian Lett QC has four successful books in print with Pen and Sword. A practicing lawyer, he lives in Somerset.


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Pen & Sword The Second World War Through Soldiers’ Eyes

Twenty-one Days in Normandy

British Army Life 1939–1945

Maj. Ge. George Kitching and the 4th Canadian Armoured Division

James Goulty

Angelo Caravaggio

$39.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 25-30 pictures / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78159-298-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7506-7

$34.95 / 320 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 b/w maps, approx. 25 photos / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7071-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7073-4

‘What was it really like to serve in the British Army during the Second World War? Discover a soldier’s view of life in the British Army – from recruitment and training to the brutal realities of combat. Using first-hand sources, James Goulty reconstructs the experiences of the men and women who made up the ‘citizen’s army’. Find out about the weapons and equipment they used; the uniforms they wore; how they adjusted to army discipline and faced the challenges of active service overseas. James Goulty is a military historian with special interest in the training and combat experience of the British Army during the 20th century.

The Canadian 4th armored division crossed the Channel in July 1944 to assist in the Allied attempts to breakout of the Normandy beachhead around. They were heavily engaged in Operation Totalize and Operation Tractable but have been criticized for their failure to close the ‘Falaise gap’. Angelo Caravaggio reexamines the division’s performance and particularly that of its leadership. Using new information, he establishes that the 4th Armored Division, proved resilient and adaptive in overcoming the volatile and unpredictable nature of warfare in Normandy. Lt. Col (retired) Caravaggio served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 34 years. and was the first Director of the Center for National Security Studies.


D-Day Gunners The Royal Artillery on DDay Frank Baldwin

From Calais to Colditz A Rifleman’s Memoir of Captivity and Escape

Fight the Good Fight Voices of Faith from the Second World War John Broom

Harry Pardoe $24.95 / 176 pages / 5.25 x 8.5 / 100 illustrations / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-3493-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7371-1

$39.95 / 192 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 pages of black and white plates / July 2016 / hardback / 978-14738-7539-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7541-8

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 26 illustrations / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6239-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6241-8

Part history book and part travel guide, D-Day Gunners is aimed at anyone interested in the artillery on the D-Day beaches and landing grounds. While the heritage of the D-Day beaches and landing sites is well documented, this rarely includes the Gunner story. The author of this book aims to correct this by providing a visitors’ guide to the gunner stories associated with the battlefield heritage, which remains on the D-Day Beaches, and usefully mapping the fire-plan for D-Day, against the known German locations and looked at what happened at these places.

From Calais to Colditz has never been published before but readers will agree that the wait has been worthwhile. The author was a platoon commander when his battalion were ordered to defend Calaisand distract German attention from the evacuation of the BEF at Dunkirk.

The Second World War challenged many of the concepts that had provided stability and unity in the world. As totalitarian regimes in Europe and Asia attempted to impose their world view on their neighbors, people of a Christian faith found their beliefs challenged. This book contains the accounts of twenty such individuals. Their testimonies provide evidence that during a time of discord, the Christian faith remained a key force in sustaining morale.

Frank Baldwin is a historian and battlefield travel professional. He has led hundreds of battlefield tours, studies and staff rides.


After an intense battle, the survivors were subjected to a twelve day march towards Germany. There followed incarceration in POW camps during which the author succeeded in escaping twice. These exploits qualified him for a place in the notorious Colditz Castle, the supposed escape-proof camp. Philip Pardoe was commissioned into the 60th Rifles and his war service is the subject of this book.

John Broom is currently undertaking PhD research at the University of Durham on Christianity in the British Armed Services during the Second World War.

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Pen & Sword Panzer Rollen! Bob Carruthers

The Last Veterans Return to Den Bosch

The Sinews of War Gwilym Davies

Gwilym Davies

$19.95 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6880-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6882-3

$34.95 / 96 pages / 8.75 x 11.75 / 48 Illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6864-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6866-3

$24.95 / 96 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6856-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6858-8

Repair, logistics, recovery, tactics and movement of a panzer division compiled from post- war debriefs, contemporary intelligence reports and interviews.

A photographic record of the last survivors who returned to Holland for the 70th Anniversary of the battle and their journey on to Den Bosch where the tiny group were welcomed by the townsfolk they helped to liberate in 1944, the scenes of the veterans are contrasted with the harrowing images from 1944.

A fascinating account of the feat of logistics which it took to supply of the hard fighting 53rd Welsh division from Normandy to Hamburg. A limited run Divisional publication out of print since the ’50s with a new introduction and overview of the actions of the Division.

In a Guardsman’s Boots

Visiting the Normandy Invasion Beaches and Battlefields


A Boy Soldier’s Adventures from the Streets of 1920s Dublin to Buckingham Palace, WWII and the Egyptian Revolution Caroline Rochford and Paddy Rochford $44.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 100 integrated illustrations / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47386391-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6393-4

When he was just eight years old, Paddy Rochford enrolled at Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Military School. During the Second World War, he was part of the Western Desert Campaign. Paddy retired from the army and began writing his memoirs about a boy who spent a lifetime growing into his boots. Caroline Rochford, the wife of Paddy’s grandson, is a Yorkshire-born author.

A Helpful Guide Book for Groups and Individuals Gareth Hughes $34.95 / 160 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 100 black and white images / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47385432-1 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-5433-8

This splendid and timely book will be invaluable to those visiting the battlefields, sites, museums, memorials and cemeteries of the D-Day Normandy landings. It is intended for those planning and leading school groups but is also ideal for individual visitors.

Major Richard Hughes

$39.95 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6860-1 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6862-5

Major Dick Hughes’ personal account of his service with the guns artillery of the 53rd Welsh Division from Normandy to Hamburg including the hard fought battles for the Orne valley and Hetrogosenbosch.

Gareth Hughes is Head of History at Pocklington School. He has led many parties to Normandy as well as to the battlefields of the Western Front, North America and Russia.

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American Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Combat Aircraft of the United States Air Force

Michael Green

$24.95 / 200 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 250 color & black and white illustrations / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-3475-0 / eISBN: 978-14738-8013-9

Michael Green

$24.95 / 200 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 250 color and black and white images / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-5436-9 / eISBN: 978-14738-5437-6

Numerous wheeled armored fighting vehicles have seen service in the US armed forces on and off for over 80 years. This well researched and superbly illustrated book describes all the different types and variants since the first M1 was ordered in 1931. The M8 armored car was widely used during World War Two but it was not until Vietnam that further wheeled AFVs came into service, notably the M706 armored car.

From its humble beginning in August 1907, when the U.S. Army Signal Corps created its Aeronautical Division assigned: “to take charge of all matters pertaining to military ballooning, air machines, and all kindred matters.” That small portion of the U.S. Army would grow progressively over the many decades to become its own separate entity following the Second World War, named the U.S. Air Force in 1947. It became overnight the world’s most powerful military establishment, able to deliver conventional and nuclear ordnance anywhere around the globe.

Michael Green is the author of numerous acclaimed books in the Images of War series.




Hitler versus Stalin: The Eastern Front 1941–1942

The Panther Tank

The Battle for Kharkov 1941–1943

Barbarossa to Moscow Nik Cornish $24.95 / 128 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 175 photographs / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78346-398-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8143-3

The third volume in Nik Cornish’s photographic history of the Second World War on the Eastern Front records in vivid visual detail the sequence of Red Army offensives that pushed the Wehrmacht back across Russia after the failure of the Operation Citadel, the German attack at Kursk. Previously unpublished images show the epic scale of the build-up to the Kursk battle and the enormous cost in terms of lives and material of the battle itself. Nik Cornish is a former teacher whose interest in the world wars on the Eastern Front and in Russia’s military history has led to a series of books on the subject.


Hitler’s T-34 Killer Anthony TuckerJones $24.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 150 illustrations & color plates / August 2016 / paperback / 978-14738-3360-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8196-9

The Panther ranks as one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this comprehensive new study, uses over 100 archive photographs to describe its design, development and operational record. On the Eastern Front the German army needed to counter the Red Army’s robust and utilitarian T-34. The Panther was rapidly conceived and produced under extraordinarily difficult wartime conditions. With its sloping armor and a high-velocity gun, it proved to be a better medium tank than its predecessor the Mk IV.

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Anthony Tucker-Jones $24.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 illustrations / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-2747-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7444-2

The four battles fought for Kharkov during the Second World War are often overshadowed by the battles for Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad, yet they were critical stages in the struggle between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army for control of the southern Soviet Union. Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this volume, offers a visual record of the dramatic and bloody conflict that took place there, showing every grim aspect of the fighting. Kharkov became one of the most contested cities during the war, and this book presents a graphic overview of the atrocious conditions the soldiers on both sides had to endure.

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German Armour Lost in Combat on the Eastern Front

German Armour Losses on the Western Front from 1944–1945

SS Panzer Divisions on the Eastern Front

Bob Carruthers

Bob Carruthers

$24.95 / 148 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 Illustrations / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6844-1 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6846-5

$24.95 / 148 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 Illustrations / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6852-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6854-0

Rare photographs from both German and Russian sources: Today there are very few surviving vehicles from the Wehrmacht, which illustrate the fate of many of the armored fighting vehicles of Hitler’s much vaunted Panzerwaffe.

The German armored forces lost some 10,000 armored fighting vehicles. Today there are very few surviving vehicles from the Wehrmacht. We are fortunate therefore that these unique photographs detail the fate of the Panzers destroyed in action in the west.




SS Specialist Units in Combat

SS Grenadiers in Combat

Armoured Warfare from the Riviera to the Rhine 1944–1945

The SS in Russia

Bob Carruthers

Bob Carruthers

$24.95 / 148 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 Illustrations / September 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6848-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6850-2

$24.95 / 148 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 Images / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6836-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6838-0

It is an often overlooked fact that the SS Divisions included Cavalrymen, Paratroopers, Mountain and Ski Battalions and these rare photographs illustrate the unique role played by specialist units in action.

Rare photographs from both official and unofficial SS sources illustrate the role of the individual in this epic struggle. This is a candid and comprehensive picture of warfare on the Russian Front at the sharp end. These were the men who manned the trenches, climbed mountains and marched across the endless steppe in all seasons.

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Bob Carruthers $24.95 / 148 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 Illustrations / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6840-3 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6842-7

Rare photographs from SS sources illustrating the armored formations which took part in this titanic struggle. Includes rare images of the Panther in action.

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Anthony Tucker-Jones $24.95 / 160 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 175 black-andwhite illustrations / June 2016 / paperback / 978-14738-2146-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8149-5

While the Allied armies were deadlocked with the Germans in Normandy after D-Day, another campaign was being fought against the Germans in southern France. In a sequence of over 150 wartime photographs he tells the story, from the amphibious invasion of the French Riviera to the battle at Montelimar, the forcing of the Belfort gap, the destruction of German resistance in the Colmar pocket and the entry of Allied forces into southern Germany.


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The Eastern Front Air War 1941–1945

Fighting in Ukraine A Photographer at War

Anthony Tucker-Jones

David Mitchelhill-Green

$24.95 / 160 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 150 black-andwhite photographs / July 2016 / paperback / 9781-4738-6162-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6164-0

$24.95 / 176 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 300 images / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-4866-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-4867-2

This selection of over 150 photographs provides a visual guide to the desperate air war fought over the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945.

The outcome of the Second World War was decided on the Eastern Front. Hitler’s Wehrmacht found itself in a struggle from late 1941 that it was illprepared to fight. This book is different. It contains an extraordinary personal record of the war captured by a professional photographer, Walter Grimm, who served in the German Army in a communications unit.

They show Stalin’s Red Air Force and Hitler’s Luftwaffe, their equipment and the role they played in supporting the war on the ground. The photographs and Anthony Tucker-Jones’s text give a fascinating insight into this decisive reversal of fortune. They also record, in a series of memorable images, the principal Soviet and German aircraft that featured in the aerial fighting and the pilots who flew them.

Over the last twenty-five years, David Mitchelhill-Green has roamed the world in search of lost stories from the Second World War.

Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defense intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armored warfare. IMAGES OF WAR



The Battle for the Crimea 1941–1944

Veteran Lancs

With the Guns 1914–1918

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Anthony Tucker-Jones $24.95 / 160 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 160 illustrations / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6730-7 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6732-1

The selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs in this volume offers a graphic visual record of the dramatic and bloody battles fought for the Crimea during the Second World War. They show every grim aspect of the fighting and reflect the ruthless character of the struggle across the entire Eastern Front. The German-led Axis forces took eight months to conquer the Crimea. In 1944, after the course of the war had turned against the Wehrmacht, the city was liberated by the Red Army, but only after over 120,000 Axis troops had been evacuated across the Black Sea.


A Photographic Record of the 35 RAF Lancasters that Each Completed One Hundred Sorties

A Subaltern’s Story Stanley Foxall and John Jones

Norman Franks $24.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-4726-2 / eISBN: 978-14738-4727-9

Aviation historians will know that the Avro Lancaster bomber is the most famous aircraft to have fought with RAF Bomber Command during World War Two. Operational sorties flown totaled more than 156,000, carrying over 600,000 tons of bombs to targets all over Europe. This book covers the history of these 35 incredible Lancasters, featuring many photographs of both aircraft and crew members drawn together in an effort to create a photographic record of these veterans. Norman Franks is a respected historian and author.

$24.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 120 illustrations / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6065-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6067-4

Acquired at a local Cheshire auction house were these several personal albums of WWI photographs taken by their previous gentleman owner, an officer in the Royal Field Artillery, Harold Cooper Bebington. They relate to his training as an officer cadet, working with horses, his commissioning, and subsequent hospitalization in England after wounding on the Western Front. Stanley Foxall, having previously worked in information technology, has an interest in the British Home Front of the First and Second World Wars. John Jones comes from a service family, and is a former soldier. From an early age he has been passionate about British military history.

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German Bombers Over England

German Bombers Over Russia

German Elite Pathfinders


Manfred Griehl

Manfred Griehl

$19.95 / 72 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-795-5

$19.95 / 72 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-796-2

$19.95 / 72 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-797-9

German Bombers over England is a unique pictorial guide to Germany’s bomber force. The author has drawn on his own archive to present rare pictures of the German bombers and their crew, while captions examine their role in preparations for Operation Sea Lion through to the last V1 and V2 rocket bomb missions.

Operation Barbarossa opened with an unprecedented level of ferocity, and the Luftwaffe’s bombers were at the forefront of the action. German bombers launched raid after raid against numerous targets and played an essential role in the speedy conquest of vast tracts of land.

Flying as an elite element of the Luftwaffe’s bomber forces, KG 100 saw action throughout Europe and flew missions against targets as diverse as the Suez Canal and Moscow.

KG 100 in Action

Manfred Griehl

Manfred Griehl has drawn on his own unique archive to present rare photographs of the German bombers and their crews in action and on the ground.

Equipped with x-ray navigational systems, KG 100 flew as pathfinders, leading bomber streams against targets on mainland Britain. In 1940 the unit took part in the Norwegian campaign and, a year later, was involved in the bombing of Moscow.

Manfred Griehl is a respected historian with a unique photographic archive, specializing in Luftwaffe operations of World War II.

The Night Hunter’s Prey

One of Churchill’s Own

Ten Squadrons of Hurricanes

The Lives and Deaths of an RAF Gunner and a Luftwaffe Pilot

The Memoirs of Battle of Britain Ace John Greenwood

Adrian Stewart

Iain Gordon Carmichael

John Greenwood

$39.95 / 206 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 150 black and white images / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47388250-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8252-2

$39.95 / 184 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 50 photographs / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7267-7 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7269-1

$39.95 / 208 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 pages of black and white plates / August 2016 / hardback / 978-14738-4842-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-4843-6

This is the story of two airmen – an RAF Rear Gunner and a Luftwaffe Pilot. Alexander Ollar became an exceptional sporting shot and volunteered as an RAF Air Gunner. Helmut Lent enrolled for pilot training as soon as he was old enough. In July 1942, they meet for the first time in the night skies. As this book reveals, only one will survive.

John Greenwood was born in East London. At eighteen, he forged his father’s signature and joined the RAF. Seven months later, Britain declared war on Germany and 253 Squadron was formed. In May 1940, John and his fellow pilots were sent to France.

For many years the importance and contribution of the Hawker Hurricane was eclipsed by the Spitfire but statistically the Hurricane was superior in the majority of cases. As this book reveals, this iconic aircraft was not only exceptionally robust but astonishingly versatile.

Iain Gordon founded and ran a specialist publishing house. He regularly writes articles on military history.

John Greenwood (1921-2014) joined the Royal Air Force in 1939. He served throughout the Second World War, seeing active service during both the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain.

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Adrian Stewart was educated at Rugby School before taking First Class Honors at Caius College, Cambridge.


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Pen & Sword A Dictionary of Coastal Command 1939–1945

Above the Battle An Air Observation Post Pilot at War Ronald Lyell Munro

Geoff Simpson


Bomber Command Airfields of Lincolnshire Peter Jacobs

$39.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 50 illustrations / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7271-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7273-8

$44.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 40 illustrations / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7275-2 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7277-6

$24.95 / 224 pages / 5.25 x 8.5 / Integrated black and white images / August 2016 / paperback / 9781-78346-334-3 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8187-7

An alphabetical account of the part in the Second World War played by the ‘Kipper Fleet’. Coastal Command often lacked resources compared with other home commands. This book tells the story of the gallantry, the achievements, the losses, the VCs, the aircraft and much else about RAF Coastal Command.

In 1943, a young officer joined 653 Squadron. He was no ordinary pilot and this was no ordinary RAF outfit. Lyell Munro was a soldier and 653 was an Air Observation Post Squadron. Written for his family and comrades it is a story told with affection for the men with whom he flew.

In the Second World War, RAF Bomber Command played a role in the liberation of Europe. Many of its squadrons were based in Lincolnshire, where the flat terrain made the county ideal for the development of new airfields. From these airfields came countless acts of courage, with eight Victoria Crosses being awarded to men flying from the airfields.

Geoff Simpson is a freelance writer who has studied the RAF in the Second World War for many years.

A Bomber Crew Mystery The Forgotten Heroes of 388th Bombardment Group David Price $39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 35 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7046-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7048-2

After having discovered a discarded trophy in an antiques shop, author David Price endeavored to uncover the stories of the men whose names had been engraved upon it. The history of 388th Bombardment Group’s service is told in detail by Price in an effort to glean more information about their war. David Price has been researching and writing about aviation for many years. He is currently the Director of Solway Aviation Museum.


Lyell Munro was born in 1919. When the war broke out, he joined the Royal Artillery and then volunteered as an Air Observation Post pilot.

From the Spitfire Cockpit to the Cabinet Office The Memoirs of Air Commodore J F ‘Johnny’ Langer CBE AFC DL J F Langer CBE AFC DL $39.95 / 304 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 100 illustrations / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6004-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6006-3

Air Commodore John Langer’s career has been eventful to say the least. During the Second World War he flew gliders in India. Post-war, he served on a fighter squadron in Germany and in Malaya. By career’s end, he had flown fifty-six different types of aircraft. Jonny Langer served in the RAF for thirty-seven years and his love of flying is obvious from his writings.

Peter Jacobs is a former RAF Wing Commander and the author of several books.

Lighterthan-Air The Life and Times of Wing Commander N.F. Usborne RN, Pioneer of Naval Aviation Guy Warner $44.95 / 280 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 60 illustrations / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-2902-2 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-2904-6

Neville Florian Usborne entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1897. In the years between him joining and the First World War, he engaged in a number of enterprises and endeavors. His achievements helped to establish his reputation as a leading light of early British airship design. Guy Warner is a retired schoolteacher and former MOD civil servant, who grew up in in Northern Ireland.

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Pen & Sword The Red Baron A History in Pictures Norman Franks


Flight Craft 10: Mi-1, Mi-6 and Mi-26 The Soviet Heavy Lift Choppers Yefim Gordon

$34.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 150 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6122-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6124-4

In the time that has elapsed since the release of Franks’ earlier titles on a similar theme, a trickle of new information has filtered down to him. Following visits to Belgium and Northern France, Franks has managed to acquire additional images, illustrating the places in which the Red Baron lived and fought between 1916 and 1918. Norman Franks is a respected historian and author.

Lady Lucy Houston DBE

$29.95 / 96 pages / 8.75 x 11.75 / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-2389-1 / eISBN: 978-14738-8019-1

Developed in the early 1950s, the Mi-6 was the largest-yet helicopter created in the Soviet Union. A worthy successor to the Mi-6 appeared in 1977 – the Mi-26. This book describes the history, variants and career of the Mil’ and overviews the scale model kits covering these types. Yefim Gordon has been researching Soviet and Russian aviation history for more than 40 years and has one of the world’s largest archives on the subject.

Apache over Libya Will Laidlaw

From Journey’s End to The Dam Busters The Life of R.C. Sherriff, Playwright of the Trenches Roland Wales $44.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 30 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6069-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6071-1

Playwright R.C. Sherriff came to fame with his drama Journey’s End, which was based on his own experiences on the Western Front. This book sheds light on a man who gained his greatest success from the trench warfare he found so difficult to bear. Roland Wales worked as an economist and then as Policy Director at the Labor Party. He became interested in R.C. Sherriff when his sons attended Sherriff’s old school.

Camel Combat Ace

Aviation Champion and Mother of the Spitfire

The Great War Flying Career of Edwin Swale CBE OBE DFC*

Miles Macnair

Barry M Marsden

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 40 illustrations / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7936-2 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7938-6

$39.95 / 200 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 pages of color plates / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6762-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6764-2

$39.95 / 192 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 56 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6684-3 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6686-7

Lady Lucy Houston DBE’s legacy arose from her support for the Royal Air Force. She funded the 1931 Schneider Trophy Race as well as the Houston-Mount Everest Expedition of 1933. This funding had a crucial bearing on the development of the Merlin engine and the Spitfire aircraft.

Apache Over Libya describes the experiences of eight Army and two Royal Navy pilots who played a significant role in the NATO led campaign. Despite fighting the best armed enemy British aircrew has faced in generations, they defied the odds and survived.

This work follows the First World War career of Captain Edwin Swale, CBE DFC and bar, who served with 210 Squadron RAF, piloting Sopwith Camel scouts between March and October 1918. During this timeframe, he destroyed seventeen enemy aircraft, the majority being the formidable Fokker DV11. He undertook a series of perilous operations, including patrols, bombing and strafing missions and bomber escorts.

Miles Macnair took an honors degree at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he also flew as a Pilot Officer in the RAFVR.

Will Laidlaw was commissioned the Army Air Corps in the late 1990s and has amassed 1800 hours flying a range of helicopters including the Apache.

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Pen & Sword French Tanks of the Great War Development, Tactics and Operations

British Armoured Car Operations in World War I

Tim Gale

Bryan Perrett

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 20 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-2350-1 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8193-8

$39.95 / 200 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 1 x 16 page plate section of black and white illustrations / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6118-3 / eISBN: 978-14738-6120-6

The French tank corps was an essential part of the French army from 1917 onwards. Using information from the French military archives, the author describes the design and development of the tanks, the political and organizational issues that arose and the record of these vehicles in combat. Dr Tim Gale was awarded his PhD by the Department of War Studies, King’s College for his work on French tank development and operations in the First World War.

Germany in the Great War – The Opening Year

Focusing predominantly on the British armored car units of World War One, this book untangles many fascinating strands forming the history of modern warfare. Full of detail, it acquaints the reader with the complete history of the armored car, from invention onwards, setting the history of its Great War service career firmly in context. Bryan Perrett was educated at Liverpool College. He served in the Royal Tank Regiment and was awarded the Territorial Decoration.

$19.95 / 96 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 260 illustrations / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-2742-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6771-0

This is the first volume of a projected six-part series that details the Central Powers fighting to the west during the concluding months of 1914. This book covers the schema of a ‘quick victory’ on the Western Front. Joshua Bilton is a graduate of the University of Reading with a bachelor’s degree in Art. He has been interested in military history as far back as he can remember.


The Renaissance of the Fortress J E Kaufmann and H W Kaufmann

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 100 integrated illustrations / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47382702-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7518-0

The Battle of Verdun is one of the most enigmatic battles of the Great War. The Germans believed they had selected one of the strongest points in the French defenses, but its forts were disarmed and the trench lines were incomplete. So why did the Germans fail to take Verdun? J.E. Kaufmann is a retired teacher and presently an adjunct professor at Palo Alto Jr. College and H.W. Kaufmann, PhD, is a retired professor.



High Wood

Somme Gunners

Michael Harrison

The Royal Artillery on the First Day of the Somme

Mobilisation, the Advance and Naval Warfare Joshua Bilton

Verdun 1916

Frank Baldwin $19.95 / 192 pages / 5.25 x 8.5 / 100 illustrations / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-3409-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7368-1

Bois de Fourcaux, a woodland, set in the area of the battlefields of the Somme, dominates the surrounding landscape today. Known to the British Army as ‘High Wood’, the invading Germans had occupied the wood as it proved to be a natural field fortification. Michael Harrison made his journey to the Somme in 1977. From that point, High Wood exerted a magnetism that refused to be ignored.

$24.95 / 176 pages / 8.5 x 5.25 / 100 illustrations / January 2017 / paperback / 978-1-4738-3490-3 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7374-2

Part history book and part travel guide, Somme Gunners is aimed at anyone interested in the artillery on the first day of the Somme, as it fills a gap in the story of one of the most famous and bloodiest dates in British military history. Frank Baldwin is a historian and battlefield travel professional. He has led hundreds of battlefield tours, studies and staff rides.

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Pen & Sword The First Day on the Somme Revised Edition Martin Middlebrook

Eyewitness on the Somme 1916 Matthew Richardson

The 1916 Battle of the Somme Reconsidered Peter Liddle

$39.95 / 384 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Illustrated / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7716-0 / eISBN: 9781-4738-7718-4

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 100 color and blackand-white illustrations / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78159-299-1 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7811-2

$39.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78340-051-5 / eISBN: 978-14738-8174-7

After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 a.m. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the British suffered nearly 60,000 casualties, two for every yard of their front.

What was the soldier’s experience of the Battle of the Somme? Matthew Richardson’s account offers us a direct impression of the reality of the battle from the perspective of the ordinary soldiers and junior officers on the front line.

Twenty-four years after the publication of his classic study, Peter Liddle reconsiders the battle. The battle still gives rise to debate and, it is seen as the epitome of the tragic folly of the First World War. Peter Liddle reexamines the concept and planning of the operation and follows the course of the action through the entire four and a half months of the fighting.

Matthew Richardson is Curator of Social History at Manx National Heritage.

Martin Middlebrook’s first book The First Day on the Somme is an acknowledged classic.


The First Day of the Somme Gommecourt to Maricourt, 1 July 1916

The Somme The Epic Battle in the Soldiers’ own Words and Photographs Richard Van Emden

Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland $24.95 / 224 pages / 5.25 x 8.5 / 100 b/w illustrations / August 2016 / paperback / 978-14738-2799-8

Many guidebooks cover the Somme offensive in 1916, but no previous guide has concentrated on the first day when the British Army suffered around 60,000 casualties. In a series of tours, the authors take the visitor along the eighteen-mile front line that was the starting point for the Somme offensive. Jon Cooksey is a leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the world wars.

$29.95 / 368 pages / 7 x 9.25 / 100 illustrations / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-8517-2

The offensive on the Somme is the most iconic battle of the Great War. The Somme has been the subject of many books; however, nothing has been published in which the soldiers’ own photographs have been used to illustrate the campaign’s comradeship and carnage. Richard Van Emden graduated from Newcastle University and obtained an MA from Reading University. After working as a journalist he became a freelance writer and researcher.

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Britain and a Widening War, 1915–1916 From Gallipoli to the Somme Peter Liddle $44.95 / 320 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 730 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6717-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6719-2

The authors summarize the latest scholarship on the middle years of the Great War and cover issues that are rarely explored outside the specialist journals. Their work is essential for anyone who is keen to keep up with the research that is transforming our insight into the impact of the conflict. Editor, Dr. Peter Liddle is a leading historian of the First World War and has concentrated on the personal experience of the men and women who took part.


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Pen & Sword Shooting the Somme Bob Carruthers

Ghosts on the Somme


Filming the Battle – June–July 1916

Edward J. Erickson

The Ottoman Campaigns of 1914–1918

Alastair Fraser, Andrew Robertshaw and Steve Roberts $34.95 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6868-7 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6870-0

$24.95 / 224 pages / 6.75 x 5.25 / 200 illustrations / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-7821-1

This new book takes a look into the iconic British documentary The Battle of the Somme (1916). It explores how the film was made and how certain scenes were faked.

The Battle of the Somme is one of the most famous films of war ever made. It records the most disastrous day in the history of the British army and had a huge impact when it was shown. The authors explore the film in fascinating detail.

Bob Carruthers is an Emmy Award winning author and historian, who has written extensively on the Great War. A graduate of Edinburgh University, he is the author of a number of military history titles.

Alastair Fraser has worked as researcher in a number of Great War documentaries. Steve Roberts is a retired police officer and an ex-soldier. Andrew Robertshaw appears on television as a commentator on battlefield archaeology.

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 30 illustrations / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-2737-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8007-8

The campaigns fought by the Ottomans against the British in Palestine are often neglected in accounts of the Great War. Edward Erickson’s account of the struggle for control of Palestine between 1914 and 1918 opens up this little-understood aspect of the global conflict. Edward J. Erickson was born in Norwich, NY and is professor of military history at the US Marine Corps University.

Betrayal of an Army

Railway Guns

Mesopotamia 1914–1916

British and German Guns at War

Deborah and the War of the Tanks

John Goodwin

John Taylor

$49.95 / 160 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 80 illustrations including maps, drawings and photographs / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-5411-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-5412-3

$44.95 / 320 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 30 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-4834-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-4835-1

N S Nash

$44.95 / 320 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Integrated / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-4376-9 / eISBN: 9781-4738-4377-6

The British invasion of Mesopotamia was successful. Despite evidence of Turkish resistance, the Expeditionary Force was ordered to advance on Baghdad. Such was the loss of life that the British Parliament ordered a Mesopotamia Commission to be set up. This book reexamines the circumstances that brought about a disastrous outcome.

The only way to move longer-range guns, weighing up to 250 tons, was to mount them on railway trucks towed by locomotives. This book concentrates on the realities of the time, the type of gun, the locomotives, and what it was like when firing took place.

Deborah is a British First World War tank that rose from the grave after taking part in one of the most momentous battles in history. In November 1917 she played a leading role in the first successful tank attack at Cambrai. Eighty years later, the tank’s buried remains were rediscovered and excavated.

NA ‘Tank’ Nash CBE was a member of the Army Catering Corps for thirty years.

Born into a railway family, the author spent the early years of the Second World War on Sussex Coast, armed with a rifle and awaiting a German invasion.

John Taylor studied history at Cambridge University and has a lifelong interest in the First World War.


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Pen & Sword Against the Tommies


History of 26 Reserve Division 1914–1918

Christopher Arnander and Frances Wood

The Realization– Somme, Jutland and Verdun

David Bilton

David Bilton

$39.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 pages of black and white plates / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7501-2 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7503-6

$39.95 / 192 pages / 6.75 x 5.25 / 450 images / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-3367-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7359-9

$24.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 300 illustrations / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-3370-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7344-5

The Great War helped China emerge from humiliation and obscurity and take its first tentative steps as a full member of the global community. In 1917 she declared war on Germany despite this effectively making the real enemy Japan an ally.

This collection of images details the travels of a German infantry division along the Western Front, where it fought from the start until the end of the war. Interspersed with the captions and photographs are summaries of the actions the division fought in.

Many books have looked at the effect of the war on the Home Front, but this is the first book to take a glimpse at the Home Front photographically from an international point of view, covering both Allied and enemy countries, juxtaposing the same situations in different countries to show a similar response.

The Forgotten Ally: China in the Great War

Christopher Arnander taught Classics in England and the USA before moving into finance. Frances Wood studied Chinese at the universities of Cambridge, Peking and London and was Curator of the Chinese collections at the British Library.

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front – 1917 to Third Ypres 27th January 1917 to 27th July 1917

David Bilton is a retired teacher who spends his time working as a University lecturer and researching the Great War.

From the Marne to Verdun The War Diary of Captain Charles Delvert, 101st Infantry, 1914–1916

Paul Oldfield

Charles Delvertand Ian Sumner

$39.95 / 368 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Integrated illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-14738-2707-3 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8488-5

$39.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-2379-2 / eISBN: 978-14738-8372-7

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. An account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants.

Charles Delvert’s diary records his career as a front-line officer in the French army fighting the Germans during the First World War. It is one of the classic accounts of the war in French or indeed in any other language, and it has not been translated before.

Paul Oldfield was born in Sheffield. After serving in the Army for thirty-six years, he became a battlefield guide and a historian.

The Home Front

Charles Delvert was born in Paris in 1879. During the First World War he rose to the rank of captain in the French army.

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Wind in the Wires and An Escaper’s Log A British Pilot’s Classic Memoir of Aerial Combat, Captivity and Escape during the Great War Duncan Grinnell-Milne $39.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 20 illustrations / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-2268-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8467-0

Duncan Grinnell-Milne was one of the men who made history between 1915 and 1918. He became a flying ace and he spent two years as a prisoner of war before escaping from captivity to fly again. Duncan Grinnell-Milne was commissioned into the infantry in 1914 but later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps.


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Pen & Sword Cambrai

The Somme


By Those Who Were There

By Those Who Were There

By Those Who Were There

Bob Carruthers

Bob Carruthers

Bob Carruthers

$34.95 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6820-5 / eISBN: 978-1-47386822-9

$34.95 / 96 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6824-3 / eISBN: 978-1-47386826-7

$34.95 / 196 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 24 Illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 9781-4738-6816-8 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6818-2

A fascinating anthology of eyewitness accounts from both the British and German perspective drawn from rare contemporary publications, archives, field reports, regimental records, battalion and divisional histories. The result is a comprehensive and vivid impression of what it meant to play a part in the first great tank battle.

A fascinating anthology of eyewitness accounts drawn from rare publications, archives and museums, field reports, battalion and divisional histories. The result is a comprehensive impression of what it meant to play a part in the battle which has become famous for the biggest loss of life suffered by the British Army in a single day.

A fascinating anthology of eyewitness accounts drawn from rare contemporary publications, archives and museums, field reports, regimental records, battalion and divisional histories. The result is a comprehensive impression of what it meant to play a part in the battle which has become synonymous with the sea of mud which characterized the fighting in Flanders.

Welsh Yeomanry at War A History of the 24th (Pembroke and Glamorgan) Battalion The Welsh Regiment Steven John $24.95 / 192 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 50 integrated illustrations / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-47386793-2

After the outbreak of the Great War, two of the Welsh Yeomanry regiments embarked for foreign service for the first time in their history. Spending the next twelve months in Egypt, the two regiments merged to form the 24th Battalion. Steven John discovered that his Great Grandfather, of Laugharne, was killed in the Great War. This discovery led to Steven’s research in to the men of Laugharne.


War! Hellish War! Star Shell Reflections 1916–1918 The Illustrated Diaries of Jim Maultsaid Jim Maultsaid and Barbara McClune $39.95 / 272 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / August 2016 / hardback / 978-14738-7943-0 / eISBN: 978-1-47387945-4

Jim Maultsaid’s illustrated diaries of his Great War service offer a unique and completely perspective of a fighting man’s experiences. War! Hellish War! is a masterpiece of great historical and educational value. Jim Maultsaid was born in Pennsylvania. He joined the British Army in 1914 and was wounded on the First Day of the Somme.

Donald Dean VC

The Lengthening War

Terry Crowdy and Susan Bavin

The Great War Diary of Mabel Goode

$24.95 / 208 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 40 black and white photos and maps / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-47387715-3

Donald Dean lied about his age to serve on the Western Front. Dean also served in World War II. Terry Crowdy has edited Dean’s letters to give the reader a moving portrait of a little-known hero of two world wars. Terry Crowdy is the author of several books, most recently The Enemy Within: a History of Espionage.

Michael Goode $34.95 / 144 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 50 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-5151-1 / eISBN: 978-14738-5152-8

This diary captures the authors’ disillusionment with the war, as it encroaches on her life. The diary starts with excitement but gets increasingly disheartened and eventually stops in 1916. Mabel Goode recognized the Great War as the most important event of her life and recorded it. The editor, Michael Goode, is the Great-Great Nephew of Mabel Goode.

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Pen & Sword The Extinguished Flame Olympians Killed in The Great War Nigel McCrery

$39.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 200 black and white photos / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47387798-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7800-6

During the First World War no fewer than 135 Olympians perished. Each Olympian, who made the supreme sacrifice, is honored in this magnificent book by a summary of their life, sporting achievement and manner of their death.

The Middlebrook Guide to the Somme Battlefields A Comprehensive Coverage from Crecy to the World Wars

Ancestor’s Footsteps

7th Revised, Expanded GPS Edition

Martin Middlebrook and Mary Middlebrook

Major & Mrs Holt

$29.95 / 400 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Illustrated / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-7907-2

$24.95 / 368 pages / 6 x 8.75 / Full integrated color & b/w / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-66720 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6674-4

This evocative book written by the authors of the iconic First Day on the Somme is a thorough guide to the cemeteries, memorials and battlefields of the area, with the emphasis on the fighting of 1916 and 1918, with fascinating descriptions and anecdotes.

Nigel McCrery served in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary between 1978 and 1987. He has written a number of successful BBC series and films. YOUR ANCESTORS’ FOOTSTEPS

Major & Mrs Holt’s Definitive Battlefield Guide Somme: 100th Anniversary

The 100th Anniversary of the most publicly aware battle of WW1 - the battle of the Somme, will be on 1 July 2016. The book has taken 20 years to mature from its first edition to this new ‘Definitive’ edition, each time being updated and expanded. Major & Mrs Holt are the foremost experts on battlefield touring.

Tumult & Tears

The Somme 1916

An Anthology of Women’s First World War Poetry

Andrew Rawson

Vivien Newman

Death of a Hero The Quest for First World War Poet Richard Aldington’s Berkshire Retreat David Wilkinson

$22.95 / 192 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 90 maps / July 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-6420-7 / eISBN: 978-14738-6422-1

$24.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 8-page plate section / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78383147-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8190-7

$44.95 / 320 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 40 images and maps / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47387110-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7112-0

This book answers one of biggest questions asked by visitors to the Somme; where did my ancestor fight? The First World War battle accounts and trench maps explain what happened and where.

During the First World War, women wrote poems on multiple themes and for many different purposes. Tumult and Tears will demonstrate how women’s war poetry was based upon their day-to-day lives and contemporary beliefs.

When David Wilkinson bought a cottage alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal in Berkshire, he was astonished to learn that the writer Richard Aldington, a WWI veteran, had lived there. Intrigued, Wilkinson decided to trace the people who had inspired his novel.

Andrew Rawson is a freelance writer who has written over twenty-five military history books.

Vivien Newman completed a PhD on women’s First World War poetry and wartime experiences.

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For twenty years (1992-2012) David Wilkinson was Associate Editor of The Richard Aldington Newsletter.


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Pen & Sword GI SERIES


The US Army

Hell on Wheels

From the Cold War to the end of the 20th Century

Christopher Anderson $19.95 / 72 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / Illustrated / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-809-9 / eISBN: 978-1-7843-8165-3

Christopher Anderson $19.95 / 72 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / Illustrated with over 100 images / August 2016 / paperback / 9781-84832-815-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8503-5

This illustrated series presents the uniforms and equipment of the United States Army from the nineteenth century to the present day. Each volume combines detailed and informative captions with over 100 rare and unusual images. These books are a must for anyone interested in American military uniforms and the history of the United States Army In the years since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Army has undergone some of the most dramatic changes in history, becoming a much smaller and more technologically advanced force than ever before. With more than 100 images The U.S. Army Today illustrates the uniforms, weapons, and equipment of the American soldier in this time of change.

This valuable addition to the G.I. series is an illustrated guide to America’s armored forces from the use of prototypes tanks sputtering their way forward in 1918, to the complex technology of Operation Desert Storm. With detailed commentary by John P. Longellier, this book demonstrates just why these lethal troops were known as ‘Hell on Wheels’.

Christopher J. Anderson has written many articles on military history, and is the author of The U.S. Army Today, Patton’s Third Army and The Fall of Fortress Europe in the G.I. Series.



Marines in Vietnam

The Gulf War

Christopher Anderson

Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 1990–1991

$19.95 / 72 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-84832-810-5 / eISBN: 978-178438-164-6

Anthony A Evans

On the morning of March 8th, 1965, the men of the United States Marine Corps prepared to land on Red Beach II in the Republic of Vietnam. The resulting conflict became the most protracted war of the Corps’ history. The Marines evolved through early, nervous attempts to fend off the North Vietnamese enemy, to ‘hearts and minds’ programs with the local population, and the larger operations Hastings and Dewey Canyon, where fighting resembled some of the worst in the Pacific arena of World War II. This illustrated guide brings together more than 100 rare and unusual photographs to demonstrate the uniforms, insignia and equipment of the U.S.M.C., including the M14 rifle (later replaced by the M16); grenades, mines and flamethrowers; body armor flak jackets, helmets, camouflage and jungle boots; and transports such as the LVTP-5, Sea Knight and Chinook.


$19.95 / 72 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / Illustrated with over 100 images / August 2016 / paperback / 9781-84832-813-6 / eISBN: 978-1-7843-8001-4

Two decades ago, the United States armed forces launched its largest offensive operation since the D-Day landings in World War II. The nature of the war was vastly changed; here was a purely desert environment, with sweltering heat during the day and bitter cold at night, making new demands on the men and their equipment. Indeed, the need for speed during the build-up in Saudi Arabia created shortages of many desert-specific items, resulting in the deployment of troops variously clad and equipped. Many weapons and items of equipment were seeing combat for the first time together with new and sophisticated electronics gear. Anthony A. Evans is the author of several illustrated books on modern military and aviation history including Modern Air Superiority Planes, Modern Attack Planes and Modern US Navy and Marine Corps Aircraft.

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Pen & Sword Empire at War

Early Roman Warfare

A Compendium of Roman Battles from 31 B.C. to A.D. 565

From the Regal Period to the First Punic War

Don Taylor

Jeremy Armstrong

$34.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 27 maps / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6908-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6910-3

$34.95 / 208 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 2 maps, 9 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-178159-254-0 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8016-0

In a single volume, Empire at War catalogues and offers a brief description of every significant battle fought by the Roman Empire from Augustus to Justinian I. The information in each entry is drawn from Ancient, Late Antique, and Early Medieval texts, in order to offer a description of each battle based on sources which chronicle the event. It is an excellent first-stop reference to the many battles of the Roman Empire.

While copious amounts have been written about the Roman army, most study has focused on the later Republic or the Imperial period when the legionary system was already well-developed. Dr Jeremy Armstrong traces the development of Rome’s military might from its earliest discernible origins down to the First Punic War. He shows how her armies evolved from ad-hoc forces of warriors organized along clan lines to the sophisticated organization of the legions that went on to dominate.

Don Taylor holds a PhD in European History with a concentration in Ancient Mediterranean Studies from the University of Arkansas.


The Vandals Simon MacDowall

Dr Jeremy Armstrong is a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

The Battle of Actium 31 BC

Mercenaries to Conquerors

War for the World

Norman Warfare in the Eleventh and TwelfthCentury Mediterranean

Lee Fratantuono

Paul Brown $34.95 / 208 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 20 illustrations / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-3770-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8022-1

$34.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 2 maps / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-4714-9 / eISBN: 978-14738-4715-6

$39.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 20 illustrations / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-2847-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8010-8

On 31 December AD 406, a group of German tribes crossed the Rhine, pierced the Roman defensive lines and began a rampage across Roman Gaul. Foremost amongst them were the Vandals and their search for a new homeland took them on the most remarkable odyssey. The Romans were unable to stop them and their closest allies, the Alans, marching the breadth of Gaul, crossing the Pyrenees and making themselves masters of Spain.

An argument could be made that the Battle of Actium was the most significant military engagement in Roman history. On a September day, the naval forces of Octavian clashed with those of Antony and Cleopatra. The victory Octavian enjoyed set the state for what would come to be known as the Augustan Peace.

When a band of Norman adventurers arrived in southern Italy to fight in the Lombard insurrections against the Byzantine Empire in the early 1000s, few would have predicted that within a generation these men would have seized control of Apulia, Calabria and Sicily. How did they make such extraordinary gains and then consolidate their power? Paul Brown seeks to throw light onto the Norman conquests across the Mediterranean.

Simon MacDowall joined the Canadian army, trained as an officer and saw active service with the UN in Honduras and Nicuragua and with NATO in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo.

Yet, what exactly happened at Actium has been a mystery. Professor Lee Fratantuono reexamines the ancient evidence and presents a compelling account of what took place in the waters off the promontory of Leucas.

Prior to becoming an independent scholar Dr. Paul Brown taught medieval history at the University of New England, Australia for ten years.

Dr Lee Fratantuono (Ph.D., Fordham) is Professor of Classics at Ohio Wesleyan University.Â

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Pen & Sword Germanicus

Augustus’ at War

The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome’s Most Popular General

The Struggle for the Pax Augusta Lindsay Powell $39.95 / 288 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 32 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78383-184-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-9005-3

Lindsay Powell $24.95 / 376 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Approx 50 color and b/w images, 11 maps / August 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-8198-3

Germanicus (a.k.a. Germanicus Iulius Caesar) was regarded by many Romans as a hero in the mold of Alexander the Great. His untimely death, in suspicious circumstances, ended the possibility of a return to a more open republic and ambitions for the outright conquest of Germania Magna (Germany). This, the first modern biography of Germanicus, is in parts a growing-up story, a history of war, a tale of political intrigue and a murder mystery.

The words Pax Augusta evoke a period of peace across the vast Roman Empire. Lindsay Powell exposes this as a fallacy. Almost every year between 31 BC and AD 14 the Roman Army was in action somewhere, either fighting enemies beyond the frontier in punitive raids or for outright conquest; or suppressing rebellions within the borders. Remarkably over the same period Augustus succeeded in nearly doubling the size of the Empire. How did this second-rate field commander achieve such extraordinary success? Did he, in fact, have a grand strategy? Powell reveals Augustus as a brilliant strategist and manager of war.

Lindsay Powell is a historian and writer who has a passion for the military history of the Roman Empire. He is a contributor to Ancient Warfare and his articles have also appeared in Military Heritage and Strategy and Tactics magazines.

Great Battles of the Classical Greek World Owen Rees $34.95 / 6.5 x 9.5 / August 2016 / hardback / 9781-4738-2729-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8177-8

This book presents a selection of eighteen land battles and sieges that span the Classical Greek period, from the Persian invasions to the eclipse of the traditional hoplite heavy infantry at the hands of the Macedonians. Each battle is set in context with a brief background and then the battlefield and opposing forces are discussed before the narrative and analysis of the fighting is given and rounded off with consideration of the aftermath and strategic implications. Owen Rees is a freelance historian, writer and researcher, and assistant editor to Sparta: Journal of Ancient Spartan and Greek History.

Castle Builders

King Arthur

Approaches to Castle Design and Construction in the Middle Ages

The Mystery Unravelled

Malcolm James Baillie-Hislop $49.95 / 232 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 150 color Illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-178159-335-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8396-3

$34.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 45 illustrations / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6182-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6184-8

In Castle Builders, Malcolm Hislop looks at the hugely popular subject of castles from the unusual perspective of design and construction. In this introduction to the subject, we discover the personalities behind their creation – the architects and craftsmen – and, furthermore, the techniques they employed. Castle Builders takes a thematic and a chronological approach to the design and construction of castles, providing the reader with clear lines of development. Themes include earth, timber and stone construction techniques, the evolution of the great tower, and the degree to which aesthetics contributed to castle design.

This book is the culmination of over thirty years of work and research by the author. The book brings new information to light by examining connections throughout Dark Age Britain as King Arthur is revealed to have been a hereditary King of the land of the Silures in South Wales. Chris Barber has set out to reveal the true identity of King Arthur, which has been obscured by time and the embellishments of romantic writers through the ages.

Malcolm Hislop is a buildings archaeologist and author with a special interest in medieval buildings.


Chris Barber

Chris Barber is an author with thirty one books published to date. They cover such subjects as mountaineering, industrial archaeology, and the mysteries of Wales.

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Pen & Sword Fixer and Fighter

Crécy 1346

The Life of Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent, 1170–1243

A Tourists’ Guide Peter Hoskins and Richard Barber

Brian Harwood

$24.95 / 224 pages / 5.25 x 8.5 / 100 illustrations / October 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-2701-1

$32.95 / 176 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / approx 30 images / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-77368 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7738-2

Hubert de Burgh rose from obscure beginnings to become one of the most powerful men in England. He loyally served first King John and then the young Henry III and played a crucial role in saving the Plantagenet dynasty when it was at its most vulnerable. Incredibly, this is the first full-length biography of this remarkable man. Brian Harwood spent his 15 years as a soldier in a Guards regiment researching and writing the history of the Horse Guards building.

Wellington Against Soult The Second Invasion of Portugal 1809 David Buttery $39.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 30 illustrations / July 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-2143-9 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7515-9

At the heart of David Buttery’s third book lies the comparison between two great commanders of enormous experience and reputation – Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, and Jean de Dieu Soult. In Soult, Wellesley met one of his most formidable opponents and they confronted each other during one of the most remarkable, and neglected, of the Peninsular campaigns. Soult’s invasion of Portugal is rarely studied in great depth and, likewise, the offensive Wellesley launched, which defeated and expelled the French, has also received scant coverage. David Buttery has established a reputation as a leading historian of nineteenth-century British military history.

On 26 August 1346, near the village of Crécy in northern France, Edward III’s outnumbered English army confronted the French forces of Philip VI and won one of the most remarkable battles of the Hundred Years War. Edward’s victory had a major impact on the course of the conflict. And now, thanks to this detailed guide, visitors can explore the battlefield for themselves and retrace the course of the Crécy campaign. Peter Hoskins is a former RAF pilot who writes, lectures, and gives battlefield tours. Richard Barber has published on medieval history. His other major interest is historical biography.

Waterloo General

Sir John Moore

The Life, Letters and Mysterious Death of Major General Sir William Ponsonby 1772–1815

The Making of a Controversial Hero Janet Macdonald

John Morewood $44.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 30 illustrations / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6804-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6806-9

$44.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 20 illustrations / October 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-3394-4 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8512-7

At the Battle of Waterloo Sir William Ponsonby was killed after leading the Union Brigade in a charge that wrecked a French advance that threatened Wellington with defeat. Yet historians have blamed him because Waterloo got out of hand. In this book John Morewood uses family sources, including Sir William’s letters, as well as French and German accounts, to restore his reputation and, by shedding new light on the battle, establishes what really happen to him on that fatal afternoon.

Sir John Moore is perhaps the second most famous British soldier of the Napoleonic Wars after the Duke of Wellington, yet his remarkable career has been neglected in comparison to his celebrated contemporary. His death in battle at Corunna overshadows the wide range of his earlier campaigns and his achievements as an innovative soldier. Janet Macdonald’s biography focuses on the development of his character as well as his career as a commander.

John Morewood was editor of the Nelson Society from 1997 to 1999 and of the Waterloo Association from 2001 to 2011.

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Janet Macdonald took her MA in Maritime History at The Greenwich Maritime Institute, London, and her PhD at King’s College London.


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Pen & Sword A Guide to British Military History

The Fatal Fortress The Guns and Fortifications of Singapore 1819–1953

The Subject and the Sources Ian F W Beckett

Bill Clements

$24.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-5664-6 / eISBN: 978-14738-5665-3

$34.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 75 images and maps / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47382956-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-2958-9

What exactly is military history? Forty years ago it meant battles, campaigns, and great commanders. It was largely the preserve of military professionals and was used to support national history and nationalism. Now, though, the study of war has been transformed by the ‘war and society’ approach, by the examination of identity, memory and gender. Generally it is recognized that war and conflict must be integrated into the wider narrative of historical development, and this is why Ian Beckett’s research guide is such a useful tool for anyone working in this growing field.

The Fall of Singapore in February 1942 was arguably the greatest disaster suffered by the British Empire. The Fatal Fortress traces the history of Singapore’s fortifications and guns from the city’s foundation in 1819 to the demise of coast artillery in the British Army in 1953. It also follows the development of artillery through the Victorian era of muzzle loading guns to the introduction of the large breech-loading guns of the twentieth century.

Professor Ian F. W. Beckett is Professor of Military History at the University of Kent.

Hard Fighting

William Clements served in the Royal Ulster Rifles and the Royal Irish Rangers. He was Defense and Military Attache at the British embassies in Beijing and Rangoon.

Battleships of the World

13 Sharks

Struggle for Naval Supremacy 1820–1945

The Careers of a series of small Royal Navy Ships, from the Glorious Revolution to DDay

John Fidler

John D Grainger

$49.95 / 352 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16pp of b/w plates / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-84884-891-7 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-5672-1

$32.95 / 128 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 50 illustrations / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7146-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7148-9

$39.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 8pp of b/w plates / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7724-5 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7726-9

This account, following on from Unicorns – The History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1794–1899, covers the Regiment’s war service between 1900 and 1945. During the Boer War the SRY formed the first volunteer unit to see service fighting the Boer Commandos. During the Second World War the Regiment initially saw service in Palestine, at the siege of Tobruk and the fall of Crete.

The battleships of the world’s navies in the 1820s were descended directly in line from the Revenge of 1577: they were wooden-built, sail-powered and mounted guns on the broadside, firing solid shot.

John D Grainger charts the careers of the thirteen vessels that have served the Royal Navy under the name HMS Shark. Despite the ferocious name, they have all been relatively small vessels including one brigantine, five sloops, one Sixth Rate, a gun vessel, four destroyers and a submarine.

A History of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry 1900–1946 Jonathan Hunt

Jonathan Hunt joined the Territorial Army in 1963 and transferred into the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Squadron in 1969. He commanded the Squadron from 1975 – 1978, the Royal Yeomanry from 1979 to 1982 and retired in 1995 as a full Colonel.


In the next half century, steel, steam and shells had wrought a transformation and by 1906, Dreadnought had ushered in a revolution in naval architecture. John Fidler had an aircrew commission in the Royal Air Force during his National Service, training in Canada as a navigator. He taught history at Lancaster Royal Grammar School for thirty-five years.

In each case the author considers the origin of the ship, the purpose for which it was designed, its captains, as well as the activities of the ship itself and its final fate. John D. Grainger is a former teacher turned professional historian.

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Pen & Sword Tabletop Wargames

Postcards of the Army Service Corps 190–1918

A Designers’ and Writers’ Handbook Rick Priestley and John Lambshead

Coming of Age Michael Young

$24.95 / 192 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 120 integrated color illustrations / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-78383-148-7 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-9008-4

Veteran gamer and rules writer John Lambshead has teamed up with Rick Priestley to create this essential guide for any wouldbe wargame designer or tinkerer. Rick and John give advice on deciding what you want from a wargame and balancing ‘realism’ with playability. They discuss the relative merits of various mechanisms then discuss how to select and combine these to handle the various game elements to create a rewarding and playable game. Rick Priestley is the best known wargame designer. He has created many professional wargames including Warhammer. Dr John Lambshead designed the award-winning computer game, Frederick Forsythe’s Fourth Protocol.

Ebony and Scarlet Poems of the Anglo-Zulu War Harry Turner

$49.95 / 288 pages / 7.5 x 9.25 / 540 b/w pictures integrated with 8 pp color plate section / November 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-7813-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-7815-0

Postcards of the Army Service Corps 1902 – 1918 presents the early history of the Army Service Corps of the British Army by means of a unique collection of some 540 images, mainly contemporary postcards. The images displayed in this superb book represent life in the ASC at a crucial period of its history. They show the personal side of soldiering as opposed to the more formal official perspective. Michael Young served in the Royal Army Service Corps and Royal Corps of Transport for thirty three years.

Omar AlBashir and Africa’s Longest War

Great Spies of the 20th Century Patrick Pesnot

Paul Moorcraft

$34.95 / 112 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / integrated line drawings / June 2016 / hardback / 978-1-47386302-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-6304-0

$24.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 16 pages of black and white illustrations / June 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-4252-6

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-4738-6219-7 / eISBN: 978-14738-6221-0

The nineteenth century saw the British army engaged in conflicts around the globe. The Anglo-Zulu War, fought in southern Africa in 1879, was one of the bloodiest of these conflicts, and one of the most famous, and it has fascinated historians ever since. But the story has never, until now, been re-told in verse – and that is what Harry Turner does in the sequence of poems he has composed for this memorable volume.

President Omar al-Bashir is Africa’s and arguably Arabia’s most controversial leader. In power since 1989, he is the first sitting head of state to be issued with an arrest warrant by International Criminal Court.No proper biography has been written on him before. Nor has there been a comprehensive military history of Sudan. This book dissects the northsouth civil war until Bashir’s Islamist military coup. Thereafter it narrates the wars in the east, south, west, International political and military intervention is factored in.

Heroes to some, traitors to others, spies and intelligence officers continue to fascinate and enthrall us with their abilities to operate secretly in the shadows. With these minibiographies of twenty agents of various nationalities (including members of the DGSE, KGB, CIA, MI6 and Mossad), Patrick Pesnot and ‘Mr X’ bring the reader as close as possible into the world of espionage, though a panorama of intelligence history.

Harry Turner served in the British army in the 1950s and is a former director of Television South West and ITN Independent Television News.

Professor Paul Moorcraft has over 20 year’s frontline reporting experience.

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Confidant of ‘Mr X’ and the host of Rendez-vous avec X, Patrick Pesnot is a journalist and novelist.


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Savas Beatie Lincoln’s Greatest Journey Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 – April 8, 1865 Noah Andre Trudeau “Trudeau’s is a finely-grained study with a rich cast of characters. He weaves together threads of military, political, social, and personal history to create a fascinating chronicle of sixteen unique—and until now largely unexamined—days of Lincoln’s presidency.” - Larry Tagg, author of The Battles that Made Abraham Lincoln” – Larry Tagg, author of The Battles that Made Abraham Lincoln “Lincoln’s Greatest Journey presents the gripping story of President Abraham Lincoln’s daring and important visit, first to City Point, Virginia, and then on to the Confederate capital in Richmond. After an introductory chapter, Trudeau spends 16 chapters covering 16 days of the Civil War’s endgame. The rich detail in this wonderful read, grounded upon many new sources, delicately presents the horror of war, the chaos of war, and the politics of ending a long and bloody civil war. The best of Abraham Lincoln comes through in this insightful new book.” – David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften, authors of Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason March 1865: The United States was at a crossroads and, truth be told, Abraham Lincoln was a sick man. “I am very unwell,” he confided to a close acquaintance. A vast and terrible civil war was winding down, leaving momentous questions for a war-weary president to address. A timely invitation from General U. S. Grant provided the impetus for an escape to City Point, Virginia, a journey from which Abraham Lincoln drew much more than he ever expected. Lincoln’s Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 – April 8, 1865, by Noah Andre Trudeau offers the first comprehensive account of a momentous time. Lincoln traveled to City Point, Virginia, in late March 1865 to escape the constant interruptions in the nation’s capital that were carrying off a portion of his “vitality,” and to make his personal amends for having presided over the most destructive war in American history in order to save the nation. Lincoln returned to Washington sixteen days later with a renewed sense of purpose, urgency, and direction that would fundamentally shape his second term agenda. Previous coverage of this unprecedented trip—his longest break from the White House since he had taken office—has been sketchy at best, and often based on seriously flawed sources. Lincoln’s Greatest Journey represents the most extensively researched and detailed story of these decisive sixteen days at City Point in a narrative laden with many


$32.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / 28 images, 11 maps / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61121-326-3 / eISBN: 978-1-61121-327-0

heretofore unpublished accounts. The richly shaped prose, a hallmark of Trudeau’s pen, rewrites much of the heretofore misunderstood story of what really happened to Lincoln during this time. A fresh, more complete picture of Lincoln emerges. This is Lincoln at a time of great personal and national change—the story of how he made peace with the past and became firmly future-focused, all set against a dramatically new narrative of what really happened during those last weeks of his life. It infuses the well-worn Lincoln narrative with fresh sources to fundamentally change an often-told story in ways large and small. Rather than treat Lincoln as a dead man walking when he returns to Washington, Trudeau paints him as he surely was—a changed man profoundly influenced by all that he experienced while at City Point. Noah Andre Trudeau is a history graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. His first book, Bloody Roads South (Little, Brown), won the Civil War Round Table of New York’s prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award, and enjoyed a cameo appearance in the hit web television series House of Cards. His fourth book, Like Men of War (Little, Brown), a combat history of black troops in the Civil War, was honored with the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation’s Jerry Coffey Memorial Book Prize.

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Savas Beatie The Chickamauga Campaign—Barren Victory The Retreat into Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle, September 21 to October 20, 1863 David A. Powell $34.95 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / 15 images, 5 maps / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-61121-328-7 / eISBN: 9781-61121-329-4

Barren Victory is the third and concluding volume of the magisterial Chickamauga Campaign Trilogy, a comprehensive examination more than a decade in the making of one of the most important and complex military operations of the Civil War. Barren Victory, David Powell’s final installment, examines the immediate aftermath of this great battle with unprecedented clarity and detail. The narrative opens at dawn on Monday, September 21, 1863, with Union commander William S. Rosecrans in Chattanooga and most of the rest of his Federal army in Rossville, Georgia. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg has won the signal victory of his career, but has yet to fully grasp that fact or the fruits of his success. Unfortunately for the South, three grueling days of combat has broken down the Army of Tennessee and made a vigorous pursuit nearly impossible. In addition to carefully examining the decisions made by each army commander and their consequences, Powell sets forth the dreadful costs of the fighting in terms of the human suffering involved. Barren Victory concludes with the most detailed order of battle (including unit strengths and losses) for Chickamauga ever compiled, and a comprehensive bibliography. David A. Powell is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (1983) with a BA in history. He has published numerous articles in various magazines, and more than fifteen historical simulations of different battles. For the past decade, David’s focus has been on the epic battle of Chickamauga, and he is nationally recognized for his tours of that important battlefield.

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Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften $39.95 / 432 pages / 6 x 9 / 12 photos, charts, and tables / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-932714-890 / eISBN: 978-1-61121-058-3

Indian War Veterans

Quest for the Lost Roman Legions

Steel Boat, Iron Hearts

Memories of Army Life and Campaigns in the West, 1864-1898

Discovering the Varus Battlefield

A U-boat Crewman’s Life Aboard U-505

Tony Clunn

Hans Goebeler and John Vanzo

$45.00 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / black and white photos / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-932714-08-1 / eISBN: 978-1-61121-008-8

$34.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / black and white photos / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-932714-07-4 / eISBN: 978-1-61121-007-1

Jerome A. Greene $42.95 / 624 pages / 6 x 9 / August 2016 / hardback / 978-1-932714-265 / eISBN; 978-1-61121-022-4

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Sabrestorm Publishing / Seaforth Publishing Fighting for the Empire An Irish Doctor’s Adventures through Imperial Campaigns and Two World Wars David Worsfold $32.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9 / full color / September 2016 / hardback / 978-1-78122-006-1 / Sabrestorm Publishing / NCR

Fighting for the Empire is the story of a remarkable Irishman, a Catholic from Galway who served the British Crown and its Empire for almost fifty years. His extraordinary military career took in countless conflicts including two World Wars, Imperial adventures and encounters with royalty. Joining the Indian Medical Service in 1896 Thomas Kelly was posted to the North West Frontier almost as soon as he arrived in India. He was one of the first Westerners to set foot in the city of Lhasa, winning a commendation along the way for an act for bravery. The First World War saw Kelly serving with the Indian Medical Service in Aden, Egypt and Mesopotamia, collecting the Distinguished Service Order as well as being commended in dispatches four times. The end of the First World War saw no letup as he was pitched into the 3rd Afghan War that raged across the North West Frontier in 1919. Bitterly disappointed at being turned down by the Royal Navy at the outbreak of the Second World War Kelly became ships surgeon in the Merchant Navy taking part in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Bordeaux as France fell to the German invaders. Going with the 8th Army to Egypt and serving on Atlantic convoys his service finally came to an end in late 1944 after serving on ships transporting troops for the invasion of Europe. His age (74) caught up with him and he was sent home still protesting that he was more than fit enough to remain at sea.


Japanese Battleships Fuso & Ise Classes Robert Brown $24.95 / 64 pages / 10 x 12 / 130 color and b/w illustrations / November 2016 / paperback / 978-1-4738-8337-6 / eISBN: 978-1-4738-8339-0 / Seaforth Publishing

The ShipCraft series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeler through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring color profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modeling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites. This volume covers the two related classes of Japanese 14in-gunned battleships, originally built during the First World War but subsequently totally reconstructed. They are famous for the towering forward superstructure, usually described as a pagoda bridge, that they featured when rebuilt. Ise and Hyuga underwent further reconstruction during the Second World War to emerge as a unique hybrid of battleship and aircraft carrier in a desperate attempt to compensate for fleet carriers sunk earlier in the war. Rob Brown is a Canadian ship modeler and warship enthusiast. His previous contributions to the ShipCraft series were the models sections of No 22 German Battlecruisers and the historical chapters of No 23 Rodney & Nelson.


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Trade Sales Orders and inquiries regarding accounts, invoicing, shipping, stock availability, sales and discount information should be sent to: Casemate Publishers 1950 Lawrence Road Havertown, PA 19083 Tel: (610) 853-9131, Fax: (610) 853-9146 E-mail: Books will be dispatched from our warehouse: Casemate 22883 Quicksilver Drive Dulles, VA, 20166 Returns (Trade Customers only) All returns require prior authorization. Returns will be accepted up to but not after 12 months from the date of shipment. Books returned must be in a mint and resalable condition and must be post paid. Full information, including invoice number and date of order must accompany the books. Returns should be sent directly to our warehouse. Returns MUST NOT be sent to our Havertown offices. Any returns sent to our offices will be refused. Individual Sales Casemate urges you to make use of your local bookseller. If this is not practical, orders can be placed direct with us, if accompanied by full payment plus $6.00 shipping, plus $2.50 per extra book (PA residents add 6% and VA add 6% sales tax). Please note these shipping rates apply only to US orders, call for overseas rates. We accept payment by VISA, MasterCard, Amex and Discover. Call us or visit our website— Sales Representatives Midwest: Blue4Books • Ian Booth (763) 744-6921, • Nicholas Booth (312) 933-4374, • Scott Barlett (636) 926-8175, New England and Mid-Atlantic: Parson Weems • Christopher R. Kerr (914) 478-5751, • Linda Cannon (724) 513-9426, • Causten Stehle (914) 948-4259, • Eileen Bertelli (845) 986-3136, • Jordan Pantaleo (973)-534-4496, South East: Southeastern Book Travelers, LLC • Chip Mercer (205) 682-8570, • Stewart Koontz (256) 483-7969, • Jim Barkley (770) 827-0488, • Rich Thompson (205) 910-2687,

South West: McLemore/Hollern & Associates • Sal McLemore (281) 360-5204, • Larry Hollern (806) 351-0566, West Coast: Terry & Read • Ted H. Terry (425) 747-3411, • David M. Terry (510) 813-9854, • Alan Read (626) 590-6950, Canadian Distribution Login Canada Toll Free: 1 (800) 665-1148 Toll Free Fax: 1 (800) 665-0103 Phone: (204) 837-2987 Fax: (204) 837-3116 Winnepeg, MB ~ Mississauga, ON We do our best to ensure accuracy in the information contained in this catalog. However, prices and other details can change, so please check with us either by phone or at our website — — for the latest pricing and availability information We welcome your comments, so please call us or write (you can e-mail us at We’ll be delighted to hear from you. Catalog © 2015 Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors LLC Distribution Our catalogs include titles published by many publishers. Each page in the catalog indicates the publisher concerned. Overseas Distribution For UK, European and British Commonwealth distribution of Casemate imprinted titles as well as client publishers marked (C-UK), contact: Casemate UK Ltd 10 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2EW, United Kingdom e-mail Telephone (01865) 241249, Fax (01865) 794449 Overseas customers wishing to place orders for books published by our clients should contact us. Your order will be forwarded to the appropriate publisher for fulfillment. E-books are available for purchase from the following sites: Apple’s iBookstore Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-A-Million

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