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Welcome! For your reading pleasure, or, in the very least to whet your appetite for a good perusal, let me present the Spring 2018 Casemate catalog. In the following pages you will find close to 400 titles of just released and upcoming books from our publishing program and from those of our publisher clients around the globe. We believe it is an exceptional list, and I feel confident telling you there is a wide variety of subjects and settings herein sure to entice avid readers, wargamers, modelers, military veterans, and armchair historians. Within you will discover ancient Egypt, early Greece, medieval Europe, The Great War, World War II, and modern warfare in the Middle East to name a few.

Casemate Publishers


AFV Modeller




30° South




Air World


Big Sky Publishing


Fighting High Publishing


Fonthill Media


Formac Publishing Ltd.


Frontline Books


Greenhill Books


Grub Street Publishing


Harpia Publishing




Helion and Company


Histoire and Collections


Kagero Publishing


Karwansaray Publishers


We welcome any questions or comments you have. And quite literally during business hours, operators are at the ready standing by! Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about frontlist, backlist or digital titles and series. Likewise, some of the titles come in a variety of formats and editions, so do ring us up with any queries you have.







Monroe Publications


With the recent Ken Burns massive Vietnam documentary on the small screen and the Christopher Nolan movie on Dunkirk showing big and loud in movie theaters, new readers are coming to the military history category with interest and enthusiasm. It’s a good time to be publishing books on our ancient and not-so-distant past. And what of the future? Here we are 2018. Let’s hope the world does not get too hot in temperature or in temperament.



PeKo Publishing


Pen & Sword Books


Savas Beatie Publishers


Featured in this catalog for the first time are four new publishers who have joined the Casemate Team. They are Karwansaray Publishers, Monroe Publications, Schneider Armour Research, and Air World which is a new imprint of Pen & Sword. So please do give them a look. Karwansaray is a Dutch publishing company specializing in highly illustrated historical and military books. Monroe is a multi-media publisher with an emphasis on military history and offers a variety of nonfiction and historical fiction including novels, comic books, and more. Schneider offers WWII photo books. Air World explores every aspect of aviation from detailed analysis of aircraft types and famous airline organizations to record-breaking flights and heroic deeds. I want to take a moment to mention Pen & Sword’s Cold War series and our own Casemate Short Histories series both now at an even dozen which I consider should have solid point of purchase pick-up in specialty shops, bookstores, and in circulation at public and school libraries. The books in MMP’s new Camera ON series, starting on page 64, are loaded with never before published photography.

Cheers, Sam Caggiula US Group Marketing & Publicity Director

Schneider Armour Research


Seaforth Publishing


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Tel: (610)-853-9131 Email: Website: Front Cover from: The World War I Aviator’s Pocket Manual Cover Artist: Katie Gabriel Allen Interior design by Versatile PreMedia Services, Pune, India


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Casemate We Few U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam Nick Brokhausen $32.95 / 360 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-580-5

In this riveting memoir Nick Brokhausen details the actions and experiences of a small group of Americans and their allies who were the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It became a cult classic among the Special Forces community when first published over a decade ago. All the original copies have been passed around until they disintegrated. On his second tour to Vietnam, the author served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit was part of MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group.) The small recon companies that were the center of its activities conducted some of the most dangerous missions of the war, infiltrating areas controlled by the North Vietnamese in Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. This small unit racked up one of the most impressive records of awards for valor of any unit in the history of the United States Army. It came at a terrible price, however; the number of wounded and killed in action was incredibly high. Their missions today seem suicidal. In 1970 they seemed equally so, yet these men went out day after day with their indigenous allies—Montagnard tribesmen, Vietnamese, and Chinese Nungs—and faced the challenges with courage and resolve. Following his service to our country in Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen has led an interesting life, which has included work in security projects in a number of countries. He now runs a tech company and an armoring company. He lives in Palm Desert, CA.

Operation Market Garden September 1944 Simon Forty and Tom Timmermans $29.95 / 192 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / color and b/w photos throughout / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-586-7

As with its companion volumes on D-Day, the Normandy Bocage, and the Ardennes battlefields, this book provides a balanced, up-to-date view of Operation Market Garden making full use of modern research. With over 500 illustrations including many maps, aerial and then-and-now photography, it provides the reader with an easy-to-read, up-to-date examination of each part of the operation, benefiting from on-the-ground research by Tom Timmermans. Following the landings at Normandy and the subsequent rapid advance across France, for the Allies, the scent of immediate victory was in the air and the only question was where to apply the coup de grace. Montgomery—the architect of victory in Normandy—proposed a daring plan to circumvent the Westwall, thrust towards Berlin, and make use of the newly created 1st Allied Airborne Army. The plan was simple: use the Paratroopers to hold key bridges along a single route along which British XXX Corps would make an advance that would be “rapid and violent, and without regard to what is happening on the flanks.”

Simon Forty has been writing and publishing books for 35 years. He has co-authored all of this series of highly-praised books, including The Normandy Battlefields: D-Day & the Bridgehead (2014), The Normandy Battlefields: Bocage to Breakout (2017), Hitler’s Atlantic Wall (2016), and The Ardennes Battlefields (2017). Tim Timmermans lives in Eindhoven and is a respected Dutch military historian and researcher.

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Casemate The Battle of the Cherkassy Die Wehrmacht im Kampf Nikolaus von Vormann $32.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-603-1

This is the third book published by Casemate in cooperation with the Association of the US Army translating for the first time accounts of battles written by World War II German commanders in the early 1950’s in the immediate aftermath of the war. Offering a unique perspective of this major battle from the viewpoint of Generalleutnant von Vormann The Battle of Cherkassy describes the period in 1943 when the tide had begun to turn against Germany on the Eastern Front. Their summer offensive, Operation Citadel, was a failure and the Red Army had seized the initiative, despite appallingly high losses. Waging a war of attrition, the Russians gradually pushed Germany’s Army Group South back. By October 1943 the Russians had reached the Dnepr in Ukraine, Kiev was liberated, and the scene was set for the events described in this book, written by a high-ranking General Nikolaus von Vormann, who commanded XLVII. Panzerkorps. von Vormann’s account starts with the German retreat to the Dnepr in 1943, describes the battle of Kirowograd from 5th-17th January 1944, the encirclement at Korsun, the efforts to relieve the trapped troops, the struggle of the troops within the pocket, and the breakout. His mainly factual account also contains a description of the psychological effects on the men of this most brutal and physically exhausting battle. It is one of the few primary source materials that exists and is therefore of significant historical interest.

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The Spy Who Turned Benedict Arnold D. A. B. Ronald $32.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / 15 black and white & 15 color illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-521-8

John André was head of the British Army’s Secret Service in North America as the Revolutionary War entered its most bitter and, ultimately, decisive phase. In 1780, he masterminded the defection Benedict Arnold. Arnold—his name for ever synonymous with treason in American folklore—had recently been appointed commander of West Point and agreed, through André, to turn over to the British this strategically vital fort on the upper reaches of the Hudson River. The plan was also to simultaneously kidnap General George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. By these two masterstrokes, the British believed they could end rebel resistance. The secret negotiations between Arnold and André were protracted and fraught with danger. Arnold insisted that, to complete negotiations, he and André must meet face to face. At the dead of night on September 21st 1780 the two rendezvoused in no-man’s-land. But then disaster struck. When André was captured forty-eight hours later, he was within American lines, had changed into civilian clothes and was carrying maps of West Point hidden in his boots. The Americans had no option other than to treat him as a spy, especially when he himself admitted this. He was convicted by military tribunal and hanged—his death lamented both in America and England.

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Prior to becoming an academic and full-time writer, Dr. Brown ran his own company as an investment banker in the City of London. His acknowledged academic expertise in the realm of the “young hero” makes him uniquely qualified to write this long overdue new biography. He lives in the UK.


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Casemate Illustrated

Casemate Illustrated

Casemate Illustrated

The Waffen-SS In Normandy Armor in Normandy

From Moscow to Stalingrad

1944: The Caen Sector and Operations Goodwood and Cobra

Allied and German Forces, 1944

The Eastern Front, 1941-1942

Yves Buffetaut

Yves Buffetaut

$24.95 / 160 pages / 7 x 10 / Black and white & color photos and maps / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-607-9

$24.95 / 160 pages / 7 x 10 / Black and white & color photos and maps / April 2018 / Paperback / 978-1-61200-609-3

Tanks were the deciding factor in many Second World War battles. Throughout the summer of 1944, both the Allied forces and the Germans readily employed tanks and armored vehicles to gain ground in the bloody campaign of Normandy, where they battled their way through enemy lines. From the US 2nd Armored Division named ‘Hell on Wheels’ and the British tank The Achilles, to the German Tiger and Panther tanks, the encounters they had in battle were explosive, as each side struggled to enact the killer blow.

This volume outlines how it was that, less than a year after their defeat at Moscow, the German army had found a way to make the Soviet troops waver in their defense of the Motherland.

Yves Buffetaut $24.95 / 160 pages / 7 x 10 / Black and white & color photos and maps / April 2018 / Paperback / 978-1-61200-605-5

For many, the Waffen-SS soldier represents the archetype of the German combatant, if not the warrior: well-armed, well-trained, possessing intelligence in combat, imbued with political and ideological fanaticism, he is an elite soldier par excellence, even if a lack of scruples casts a shadow over the picture. The Waffen-SS fielded six divisions during the Battle of Normandy, as well as two heavy battalions of Tiger tanks. But they were by no means a single homogenous entity, for with the exception of II. SSPanzerkorps, the divisions arrived at the front one after another and were immediately thrown into battle. This latest in the Casemate Illustrated series examines the Waffen-SS in Normandy during the fierce fighting of June and July 1944, when they struggled to hold back the Allied advance on Caen, though the picture was by no means one-sided. Operations Goodwood and Cobra followed, which saw large tank battles and the collapse of the German front in Normandy. Extensively illustrated with photographs, tank profiles, maps, accompanied by profiles of key personnel.

This volume of the Casemate Illustrated series explores the Normandy invasion from the perspective of the armored divisions of both the Allies and the Germans, looking at how armored vehicles played a central role in the many battles that took place. With detailed diagrams and many photos illustrating the composition of the forces and the armored brigades in Normandy, this volume gives a glimpse into how events unfolded for both sides after the D-Day landings and the strategies the commanders devised for the tanks in offensives such as Operation Cobra and Operation Goodwood.

The successful expulsion of the German troops from Moscow in the winter of 1941 came at a cost for the Red Army. Weaknesses in the Soviet camp inspired the Wehrmacht to make preparations for offensives along the Eastern Front to push the Russians further back into their territory. With a complex set of new tactics and the crucial aid of the Luftwaffe, the German army began to formulate a deadly two-pronged attack on Stalingrad to reduce the city to rubble. Bit by bit German ambitions focused on Stalingrad. In the lead up to this, Timoshenko’s failed attack on Kharkov followed by the Battle of Sebastopol in June 1942 prompted Operation Blue, the German campaign to advance east on their prized objective. Profusely illustrated with numerous photographs of the ships, planes.

Yves Buffetaut is an internationally respected French military historian and is the editor of Histoire & Collections’ major magazine Militaria. He lives in France.

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The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968

Siege in the Clouds. An Oral History

American Soldiers of Fortune

Eric Hammel

Eric Hammel

Jay Mallin and Robert K. Brown

$18.95 / 420 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of photos / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-589-8

$18.95 / 512 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of photos / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-590-4

The Tet Offensive of January 1968 was the most important military campaign of the Vietnam War. The ancient capital city of Hue was a key objective of a surprise Communist offensive launched on Vietnam’s most important holiday. But when the North Vietnamese launched their massive invasion of the city, instead of the general civilian uprising and easy victory they had hoped for, they faced a devastating battle of attrition with enormous casualties on both sides. In the end, the battle for Hue was an unambiguous military and political victory for South Vietnam and the United States.

In late 1967 as part of the Tet offensive, U.S. commanders hoped to lure the North Vietnamese Army into exposing large numbers of soldiers to their overwhelming air power. But in January 1968, a U.S. Marine Corps force found themselves surrounded by the enemy in their hilltop base at Khe Sanh.

$19.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / 40 b/w photos & 15 color photos / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-591-1

In Fire in the Streets, the dramatic narrative unfolds on an hour-by-hour, day-by-day basis. The focus is on the U.S. and South Vietnamese soldiers and Marines—from the top commanders down to the frontline infantrymen–and on the men and women who supported them. With access to rare documents from both North and South Vietnam and hundreds of hours of interviews, Eric Hammel, a renowned military historian, expertly draws on firsthand accounts from the battle participants in this engrossing mixture of action and commentary.

The siege lasted for nearly three months and caught the attention of the world; for many it came to epitomize the conflict. Eric Hammel’s classic account is a vivid oral history, using the words of nearly 100 American fighting men caught up in the grueling, deadly seventy-seven-day ordeal creates a harrowing tapestry of tragedy and triumph. As two North Vietnamese Army divisions moved to surround them, the vastly outnumbered U.S. Marines rushed to strengthen their defenses at the isolated base and several nearby hilltop positions. The Communist forces repeatedly attacked, were repeatedly repelled, and then dug in to take the American base by siege— the makings of a classic, modern “set-piece” strategy in which the defenders became bait to tie the attackers to fixed positions in which they could be pummeled and pulverized by American artillery and air support.

Eric Hammel’s passion for writing military history books began when he was twelve years old. He established a formidable reputation as an author and journalist, with forty books and nearly seventy magazine articles to his name. A particular specialty is the U.S. Marine Corps at war, and he has appeared in numerous television documentaries on Marine Corps operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Beirut. He lives in Pacifica, CA


Merc is a classic; first published in 1979 and tells of American soldiers of fortune who have seen action on nearly every battlefield in history—from the Revolutionary War to modern times. They fight because they enjoy combat, for causes in which they passionately believe, for money, or simply for adventure. The mercs profiled in this book include men like William Morgan, a guerrilla leader in the Cuban uprising against Fulgencio Batista; David Marcus, raised in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, who went on to a brilliant career in law and reform politics and died in 1947 fighting for the survival of a tiny new nation called Israel; William Brooks, Vietnam Special Forces veteran who, down and out in a cheap Paris hotel, joined the French Foreign Legion and ended up in a remote African outpost where he lived on Coke, salt tablets and paregoric while fighting Somali insurgents; and George Bacon, an ex-CIA operative in Laos with mysterious connections, who died fighting Cubans in Angola. Jay Mallin was a journalist and longtime correspondent for Time magazine. An expert on Cuban affairs, he covered the revolution led by and later reported from Nicaragua, Grenada and Angola. In the 1980’s he became a Latin American correspondent for The Washington Times. Col. Robert K. Brown is the well known longtime editor of Soldier of Fortune Magazine. He lives in Boulder, CO.

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History H i t off the thh Third Thi d Seminole War 1849-1858 Joe Knetsch, John Missall and Mary Lou Missall $32.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 50 / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-576-8

Spanning a period of over forty years (1817-1858), the three Seminole Wars were America’s longest, costliest, and deadliest Indian wars, surpassing the more famous ones fought in the West. After an uneasy peace following the conclusion of the second Seminole War in 1842, a series of hostile events followed by a string of murders in 1849 and 1850 made confrontation inevitable. History of the Third Seminole War is a detailed narrative of the war and its causes, containing numerous firsthand accounts from participants in the war, derived from virtually all the available primary sources. Written in a clear, easy-to-follow style, the work is intended for both a general and scholarly audience and will be of value to those interested in Florida history, American history in general, military history, Native American studies, and nineteenth century subjects. The book will also appeal to Civil War enthusiasts, as many of the officers who served in Florida became leaders in that later conflict.

Dr. Joe Knetsch is recently retired as a senior historian for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. He lives in Fort Myers, FL. John and Mary Lou Missall are authors of several works on the Seminole Wars. They live in Tallahasee, FL.

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General Donn Starry and the Army of His Times

Surviving the Sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway

Mike Guardia

James Gee, Rosalie Hamric and Allyson Smith

$32.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 pages of photos / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-544-7

$32.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of b/w photos / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-597-3

Although he missed combat in World War II and Korea, Donn Starry became one of the most influential commanders of the Vietnam War, and after Vietnam was one of the “intellectual giants” who reshaped the US Army and its doctrines. Throughout his career he worked to improve training, leadership and conditions for the men who served under him.

At the end of the war, a group of liberated POWs from Southeast Asia, survivors of the sinking of the USS Houston in 1942, was sent to the Psychiatric Ward of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Hospital for treatment. Many were encouraged to write down their experiences as part of their therapy. One, James Gee, PFC, USMC did a particularly detailed job. His account covers the sinking of the Houston, his rescue by a Japanese ship.

Starry was a leading advocate for tank warfare in Vietnam and his recommendations helped shape the contours for American armor in Southeast Asia—and paved the way for his success as commander of 11th Armored Cavalry during the invasion of Cambodia. In this new biography of General Donn Starry, armor officer Mike Guardia examines the life and work of this pioneering, crusading officer using extracts from interviews with veterans and family, and from Starry’s personal papers. Mike Guardia is an Armor Officer in the United States Army Reserve. He served six years on active duty in a variety of staff and leadership roles. He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston. Since 2010, he has authored nine books. He lives in Maple Grove, MN.

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Initially a POW in Java Gee was forced to load and unload enemy ships, he was then transferred to Burma where he worked on the “death railway,” living on the banks of the River Kwai. Those who survived were sent on to Thailand, then Singapore before arriving in Japan in 1945, where he worked in coal mines just 40 miles outside Nagasaki. Rosalie Hamric, an RN at Guantanamo, turned his accounts into a manuscript, which after her death, languished in an attic for over thirty years. Now rediscovered, James’s story can be told to a new generation. A Marine on board the USS Houston when it sank in 1942, James Gee survived internment in Japanese POW camps, returning to the USA at the end of the war. Rosalie Hamric was a nurse who helped recovering POWs record their experience. Allyson Smith is the daughter or Rosalie Hamric and lives in Denton, TX.


Casemate A Military History of Modern South Africa Ian van der Waag $32.95 / 420 pages / 6 x 9 / 12 / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-582-9

Twentieth-century South Africa saw continuous, often rapid and fundamental socioeconomic and political change. The century started with a brief but total war. The Union Defence Force (UDF, later SADF), was deployed during most of the major wars of the century as well as a number of internal and regional struggles: the two world wars, Korea, uprising and rebellion on the part of Afrikaner and black nationalists, and industrial unrest. The century ended as it started, with another war. This book is the first study of the South African armed forces as an institution and of the complex roles that these forces played in the wars, rebellions, uprisings and protests of the period. It deals in the first instance with the evolution of South African defense policy, the development of the armed forces and the people who served in and commanded them. It also places the narrative within the broader national past, to produce a fascinating study of a century packed full of episode and personality in which South Africa was uniquely embroiled in three total wars. Ian van der Waag is Professor Military History at Stellenbosch University and a fellow of the USMA West Point Summer Program. With an MA from the University of Pretoria, and a PhD from the University of Cape Town he has published widely on South African military history.

We Dared to Win The SAS in Rhodesia Hannes Wessels with Andre Scheepers $32.95 / 320 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 pages of color & b/w photos / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-587-4

Andre Scheepers started out as a trooper in the Rhodesian Light Infantry commandos and was hectically engaged in Fire-Force combat operations before leaving for the SAS. Wounded 13 times, his operational record is exceptional even by the high standards that existed at the time and he really emerges as the quintessential SAS officer displaying extraordinary calmness and audacious cunning in the course of a host of extremely dangerous operations. Loved by his men, he writes very eruditely about his mental and emotional condition during the war and reflects very candidly on what he learned and how war has shaped his life since. Offered a commission in the British SAS after the conflict, he decided to stop soldiering and entered the seminary whereupon he became a minister. In addition to his personal story the book also reveals more about the other men who were distinguished operators in other celebrated SAS operations. This is the story of soldiers, the hardships, the battles they fought and the challenges they faced.

Andre Scheepers joined the Rhodesian Light Infantry commandos, followed by the SAS in 1974—a true leader, beloved by his men. Hannes Wessels is the author of the highly-praised A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia (Casemate 2015).


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Casemate The Drive on Moscow, 1941 Operation Taifun and Germany’s First Great Crisis of World War II Niklas Zetterling and Anders Frankson $12.95 / 336 pages / 5.1 x 7.8 / 24 photos, 7 maps / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-596-6

Nazi Millionaires The Allied Search for Hidden SS Gold Kenneth Alford and Theodore P. Savas $12.95 / 320 pages / 5.1 x 7.8 / b/w photographs / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-595-9

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.

During the final days of World War II, German SS officers crammed trains, cars, and trucks full of gold, currency, and jewels, and headed for the mountains of Austria. Fearful of arrest and determined to keep the stolen loot out of Allied hands, they concealed their treasures and fled. Most of these men were eventually apprehended, but many managed to evade capture. The intensive postwar Allied investigation that followed recovered only a sliver of this mountain of gold. What happened to the rest of it, and what fate befell these men?

Niklas Zetterling is a military historian and researcher at the Swedish Defense College. His previous books include Bismarck, The Korsun Pocket, and Tirpitz. He lives in Sweden

Kenneth D. Alford, of Richmond, Virginia, is the author of Great Treasure Stories of World War II and The Spoils of World War II. Theodore P. Savas has written or edited a dozen books, including Silent Hunters: German U-Boat Commanders of World War II. He lives in El Dorado Hills, California.

First Jihad

The Filthy Thirteen

Khartoum, and the Dawn of Militant Islam

From the Dustbowl to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest - The True Story of “The Dirty Dozen”

Daniel Allen Butler $12.95 / 256 pages / 5.1 x 7.8 / 16 pages b/w photos / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-593-5

Before there was Osama bin Laden, Abu al-Zarqawi or Ayatollah Khomeini, there was the Mahdi— the “Expected One”—who raised the Arabs in pan-tribal revolt against infidels and apostates in the late 19th-century Sudan. In today’s world the Mahdi’s words have been repeated almost verbatim by the Muslim jihadists who have attacked New York, Washington, Madrid and London, and continue to wage war from the Hindu Kush to the Mediterranean. Along with Saladin, who once defeated a holy war, the Mahdi stands as an Islamic icon who once launched his own successful crusade against the West. Daniel Allen Butler is the bestselling author of “Unsinkable”: The Full Story of RMS Titanic and Distant Victory: The Battle of Jutland and the Allied Triumph in the First World War. He is an internationally authority on maritime subjects and a popular guest-speaker for several cruise lines. Butler lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Jake McNiece and Richard Killblane $12.95 / 256 pages / 5.1 x 7.8 / 16 pages b/w photos / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-594-2

Never ones to salute an officer, or take a bath, the Filthy Thirteen became singular within the Screaming Eagles for its hard drinking, and savage fighting skill—and that was only in training. Just prior to the invasion of Normandy, a Stars and Stripes photographer caught U.S. paratroopers with heads shaved into Mohawks, applying war paint to their faces. Unknown to the American public at the time, these men were the Filthy 13.

Jake McNiece, who despite making four combat jumps and displaying tremendous battlefield courage during the war, was consistently bumped back to the rank of private. On D-Day, they were assigned to take a bridge over the Douve River in France, a mission that would cost most of the men their lives. Sadly Jake passed away in early 2013.

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Casemate Masters of Mayhem Lawrence of Arabia and the British Military Mission to the Hejaz

The World War I Aviator’s Pocket Manual

James Stejskal

Chris McNab

$32.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of b/w photos / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-574-4

$14.95 / 160 pages / 4.5 x 7 / b/w images and photos throughout / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-584-3

T. E. Lawrence was one of the earliest practitioners of modern unconventional warfare. His tactics and strategies were used by men like Mao and Giap. Both kept Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom close at hand. This book looks at the creation of the HEDGEHOG force, the formation of armored car sections and other units, and focuses on the Hejaz Operations Staff, the Allied officers and men who took Lawrence’s idea and prosecuted it against the Ottoman Turkish army assisting Field Marshal Allenby to achieve victory in 1918.

Pulling together information from British, American, German and French training guides, this pocket manual shows what type of information the pilots were given. From the basics of how to care for, start, and fly an aircraft, through tactics and strategy in the air, identifying whether vehicles below were friend or foe, interacting with mechanics, and coordinating with army or naval forces. This fascinating time capsule opens up the world of the Great War aviator.

James Stejskal is a military historian who specializes in the research and investigation of irregular warfare. He is author of numerous articles and two books, including the highly praised Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite, 1956–1990 (Casemate, 2017)

Zeebrugge The Greatest Raid of All Christopher Sandford $32.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 pages of black and white illustrations and photos / May 2018 / hardback / 978-161200-504-1

Chris McNab is an acclaimed writer of military history. He is the author of more than 50 books including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2014), Battle Story: Passchendaele 1917 (2014) and The World War I Story (2011). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers.

On Her Majesty's Nuclear Service Eric Thompson

The Black Prince and the Capture of a King

$32.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 / April 2018 / hardback / 978-161200-571-3

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The combined forces invasion of the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on 23 April 1918 remains one of Britain’s most glorious military undertakings; not quite as epic a failure as the charge of the Light Brigade, or as well publicised as the Dam Busters raid, but with many of the same basic ingredients.

Thompson joined the British Royal Navy in the last days of Empire, made his first sorties in World War II type submarines and ended up as the top engineer in charge of the Navy’s nuclear power plants. In this vivid personal account, he reveals what it was like to literally have your finger on the nuclear button.

$32.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of b/w photos / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61200-451-8

Christopher Sandford is a successful author and journalist. His highly acclaimed books include the New York Times bestseller Masters of Mystery: The Strange Friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini (2015). He divides his time between Seattle and London.

Eric Thompson served in five submarines, two squadrons, the staff of Submarine HQ and Britain’s Ministry of Defence and became a lead officer in the ultra-secret world of underwater warfare.


Morgen Witzel and Marilyn Livingstone

The capture of a king in the course of a battle was a relatively rare event. This, the climactic event of the Black Prince’s first campaign as commander, came at the end of nearly a year of campaigning across the southwest of France. Morgen Witzel and Marilyn Livingstone are both noted historians and writers. They have previously written The Road to Crecy: The English Invasion of France, 1346 (2004).

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Casemate Casemate Short Histories

Casemate Short Histories

The Roman Legionary


Soldiers of Empire

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5 x 7.75 / 30 b/w photos and illustrations / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-613-0

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5 x 7.75 / 30 b & w illustrations / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-611-6

This concise and entertaining history of the Roman legionary covers their history from the age of Augustus through the heyday of the Roman Empire. Topics include training, tactics, weapons, the men themselves, life on and off the battlefield as well as significant triumphs and disasters in the great battles of the era. The might of Rome rested on the back of its legions; the superbly trained and equipped fighting force with which the imperial Roman army conquered, subdued and ruled an empire for centuries. The legionary soldier served for 20 years, was rigorously trained, highly equipped, and motivated by pay, bonuses and a strong sense of identity and camaraderie.

Fortresses of Power

Fortified structures have been in existence for thousands of years. In ancient and medieval times castles were the ultimate symbol of power, dominating their surroundings, and marking the landscape with their imposing size and impregnable designs. After the Norman conquest of England, castles exploded in popularity amongst the nobility, with William the Conqueror building an impressive thirty-six castles between 1066-1087.

They were the finest heavy infantrymen of antiquity, and a massed legionary charge was a fearsome sight.

This concise and entertaining short history explores the life of the castle, one that often involved warfare and sieges. The castle was a first and foremost a fortress, the focus of numerous clashes which took place in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Castles became targets of sieges, such as that organized by Prince Louis of France against Dover castle in 1216, and were forced to adopt greater defensive measures.

Casemate Short Histories

Casemate Short Histories

Amphibious Warfare


Battle on the Beaches

The War at Sea

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5 x 7.75 / 30 b/w photos and diagrams / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-615-4

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5 x 7.75 / 30 b/w photos and diagrams / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61200-617-8

With a history reaching back to the Persians landing on the Greek shores at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC, it was the First World War that marked the beginning of modern amphibious warfare, with the Royal Marines combining their efforts with the Royal Navy. Despite the disastrous Gallipoli amphibious operation to seize the Dardanelles Straits in 1915, the Royal Navy and US Marine Corps continued to develop new landing craft throughout the inter-war years. The Second World War proved more successful for amphibious warfare, with the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941 crushing the American forces which were defending the Pacific islands and the D-day landings by the Allied troops in 1944 initiating the beginning of the end of the war in Europe.

The battleship was the ultimate embodiment of naval power during the latter stages of the British Empire, with the Royal Navy the first to build the dreadnought battleship in 1906. The new design, with a uniform main battery and steam turbines making it faster and more accurate than ever before, sparked a naval race with the German navy which culminated in the Battle of Jutland in 1916, the only fleet-to-fleet naval battle during the First World War. With major losses on both sides, and several treaties during the inter-war years banning the construction of new battleships, a new generation emerged only in the Second World War, with Japan secretly creating Yamato and Musashi, two of the most powerful battleships ever built.

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AFV Modeller/Birlinn/30° South/Countryside Scrapyard Armour

From Fledgling to Eagle

Scenes from a Russian Armour Scrapyard

The South African Air Force during the Border War

David Parker, Mark Neville and Andy Taylar

Brig. Gen. Dick Lord

$28.50 / 116 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99356-460-4 / NCR

$44.95 / 544 pages / 6 x 9 / over 300 color & b/w photos, 40 maps, diagrams / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-92835-907-4

116 pages featuring 3 different model builds and 40 pages of walkaround images from the scrapyard Armour. Modelling Scenes from a Russian Armour Scrapyard by David Parker,Mark Neville, and Andy Taylor

The crucible of combat over 23 years forged the fledgling South African Air Force into a formidable strike weapon, capable of defeating the best Soviet air defenses of the time. This book chronicles the evolution of the SAAF in the ‘Border War’ that raged in Angola and South West Africa (Namibia) from 1966 to 1989, covering all the major South African Defence Force (SADF) operations from Ongulumbashe to the ‘April Fools’ Day war’ in 1989. Dick Lord, who writes in a ‘from the cockpit’ style, has drawn on his own firsthand operational reports and diaries, incorporating anecdotes from dozens of aviators from a wide variety of squadrons—Buccaneers, Canberras, Mirages, Impalas, Bosboks, C-160s and -130s, Dakotas and helicopters.

Five Days From Defeat

Homes Fit for Heroes

How Britain Nearly Lost the First World War

The aftermath of the Frist World War 1918-1939

Walter Reid

Trevor Yorke

$23.99 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78027-490-4 / NCR

$12.95 / 96 pages / 6 x 8.3 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-84674-349-8

On 21 March 1918 Germany initiated one of the most ferocious and offensives of the First World War. During the so-called Kaiserschlacht, German troops advanced on allied positions in a series of ferocious attacks which caused massive casualties, separated British and French forces and drove the British back towards the Channel ports. Victory in November 1918 was a matter for celebration; what was excised from history was how close Britain was to ignominious defeat just eight months earlier.


This book describes the rebuilding of Britain after the First World War. Bold advances were made in social provision, especially in housing, with ambitious schemes by local authorities. These early developments were not always able to keep ahead of the economic realities of the time, but housing was fixed firmly at the center of British politics. It remains so today.

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Air World Echoes from Dawn Skies

Air Power in the Malayan Emergency

A Lost Manuscript Rediscovered

The RAF and Allied Air Forces in Malaya 1948 - 1960

Frederick Warren Merriam

An Official History

$34.95 / 6 x 9 / 32 black and white illustrations / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-620-9

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-612-4

No one could doubt that Frederick Warren Merriam was one of the earliest and most important of Britain’s aviation pioneers. Later in his life, he began gathering a remarkable collection of stories for a book that was never published, his death in 1956 curtailing the project. For more than sixty years the manuscript lay hidden away, all but forgotten, until it was rediscovered in 2013. Here it is published for the first time.

Following the Second World War, the Malayan Communist Party, once supported by Britain in the war against Japan, turned to violence and sabotage in order to revive its original aims of establishing a Communist-controlled democratic republican in Malaya. The insurrection grew to such a scale that Emergency Powers were invoked and the Federal Government called up squadrons of the RAF, RAAF, and RNZAF. Though never more than six or seven squadrons, and typically equipped with Spitfires, Beaufighters, Tempests, Lincolns and Sunderlands, and later with Vampires and Venoms, the RAF and Commonwealth crews helped the British and Malayan authorities defeat the insurgents.

Behind the controls of a Bristol Box-kite, in 1912 Frederick Warren Merriam was the first pilot in Britain to fly through the clouds. At the outbreak of the First World War, Merriam established himself as the most senior flying instructor in Britain, and would train many of Britain’s early, and later famous, pilots.

This is an official history written for the British Government.

De Havilland Comet

The Vickers Viscount

The World's First Commercial Jetliner

The World's First Turboprop Airliner

Colin Higgs

Nick Stroud

$26.95 / 152 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 100 illustrations / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-961-4

$26.95 / 152 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 100 color images / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-195-4

The world got a little smaller in July 1949 when the first jetpowered airliner took to the skies barely four years after the end of the Second World War. Not only was the de Havilland Comet 1 was a lot faster than previous airliners, it could fly higher and further, and was a far more luxurious aircraft than those that came before it. This history of the pioneering airliner, in both its civilian and military service, features nearly 200 photographs and illustrations, including a full cutaway plan.

Perhaps the most successful British medium-range airliner ever produced, the worldbeating Viscount was a sublime combination of Vickers’ state-ofthe-art postwar design and RollsRoyce’s cutting-edge power-plant technology. This book, with nearly 200 photographs and illustrations including a full cutaway plan, tells the full story of the world’s first turboprop airliner, from its Brabazon Committee beginnings, through its early flight trials program, to its almost unassailable position as the world’s number one mediumhaul turboprop.

Colin Higgs has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the broadcasting and home entertainment industries and for much of that time has co-produced, written and researched aviation documentaries with Bruce Vigar of Leading Edge TV. Higgs holds an extensive archive of interviews with RAF veterans.

Nick Stroud has worked full-time in aviation publishing since 1994, when he began working on Aerospace Publishing’s highly-respected titles World Air Power Journal and Wings of Fame. Nick is also the UK Editor for Challenge Publications’ Air Classics and Warbirds International in the USA.

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Air World First Through The Clouds

From Jacks to Joysticks

The Autobiography of a BoxKite Pioneer

An Aviation Life: Engineer to Commercial Pilot

Frederick Warren Merriam

Michael John Patrick

$39.95 / 144 pages / 6 x 9 / 2x16 b&w plate sections / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-616-2

$39.95 / 216 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-285-1

The early years of aviation were marked by flimsy, unreliable machines, constant danger, and daring adventurous young men. One of the pioneer aviators in Britain was F. Warren Merriam, a successful pilot and avowed instructor. The sky was quite literally the limit for Merriam, and he became the first British pilot to fly through the clouds. This entertaining autobiography takes the reader on a journey through Merriam’s early flying career, from his first ‘shaky’ solo, through a series of his crashes into Merriam’s First World War service. His account is the story of the early history of aviation, the aircraft, and the personalities in the risk-strewn days of yore.

Trenchard Brat. Flying Spanner. Left Hand Seat. Nicknames abound in aviation. But not many get to be called them all, especially when they’ve started life with an aversion to school and a stammer. Mick Patrick started his aviation career as an RAF Apprentice and finished it as an Air Ambulance pilot. He never knew he was going to become a pilot – just that he was determined to have a good start in life and RAF seemed a good option. Along the way he experienced risky moments that shaped him as an aviator; he crashed a float plane in a Texas lake, flew casualties to Coventry and elephants to the East, nose-dived in Nassau and skirted death at Stansted. Mick Patrick started his aviation career as an RAF Apprentice and finished it as an air ambulance pilot. Now retired, Mick lives near Chichester in West Sussex.

Frederick Warren Merriam was a renowned early aviator.

Night Fighter

Airlines at War

The Battle Against Hitler's Night Raiders 1940 - 1941

British Civil Aviation 1939 1944

H E Bates

$34.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 45 illustrations / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-409-9

$34.95 / 200 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 60 black and white images / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-102-0

It is no surprise that the Air Ministry chose an author of H.E. Bates’ talents to portray the battle over the night skies of Britain whilst the war against Germany was still to reach its conclusion. For his rich prose excites and inspires as much as it informs. H.E. Bates tells a tale of harrowing scenes of destruction in London, Coventry and across Britain delivered by an ‘unseen’ and seemingly unstoppable enemy, that gradually evolves into one of success and victory – and it is written with the consummate and concise prose of a master raconteur. Born in 1905, Herbert Ernest Bates CBE, better known as H.E. Bates, is best-known for works include that include The Darling Buds of May. During the Second World War he was commissioned into the RAF solely to write short stories.


The brave efforts of the pilots and crew of the RAF during the Second World War are well-known but there was another body of aviators that played a significant role in the conflict – the men and women of the civilian airlines. The British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was formed shortly after the outbreak of war. During the war BOAC operated initially as the transport service for the RAF and with no requirement to act commercially. Despite losses from enemy action, BOAC pilots continuously braved their essential routes. This book explores much of their war history between 1939 and 1944, something of their lives and their achievements in linking up the battlefronts – at times cut off from any direct land or sea contacts with the Home Front – and in transporting supplies through the new, dangerous and often uncharted regions of the air. With the ‘Speedbird’ symbol or the Union Flag emblazoned on its aircraft the BOAC really did fly the flag for Britain throughout the wartime world.

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Big Sky Publishing Accommodating the King's Hard Bargain

The Man Who Carried the Nation's Grief

Military Detention in the Australian Army 1914 - 1947

James Malcolm Lean MBE & The Great War Letters

Graham Wilson

Carol Rosenhain

$24.99 / 496 pages / 6 x 9 / Highly Illustrated B/W Maps and Images / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-92527-583-4

$24.99 / 444 pages / 6 x 9 / Highly Illustrated B/W Maps and Images / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-92552-017-0

Like all crime and punishment, military detention in the Australian Army has a long and fraught history. Accommodating The King’s Hard Bargain tells the gritty story of military detention and punishment dating from colonial times, to World War One-and Australia’s first mass army experience- into World War Two, and focuses on the system rather than the individual soldier. As Graham Wilson graphically illustrates, the road from colonial experience to today’s triservice corrective establishment was long and rocky. Armies are powerful instruments, but also fragile entities, their capability resting on discipline. It is in pursuit of this war-winning intangible that detention facilities are considered necessary — a necessity that continues in the modern army.

Thousands of Australians during World War One received devastating news from the office known as “Base Records”. And many wrote back. Over 100 letters were delivered every day to his office, and every letter was answered with patience and courtesy and every response carried the same signature: J.M. Lean. Carol Rosenhain’s book rectifies this surprising omission of World War One literature with a portrait of Lean himself and the grim task at which he excelled, and the crucial role he played as a link between anxious families and the bureaucratic AIF. The letters selected by author Carole Rosenhain are quoted verbatim in all their rawness; showing the families’ grief, anger and disbelief, together with the devastating wounds that would often never heal.

A Carefree War

Long Tan

The Hidden History of Australian WWII Child Evacuees

The Start of a Life Long Battle

Ann Howard $24.99 / 260 pages / 6 x 9 / Highly Illustrated B/W Maps and Images / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-92527-519-3

During World War II Australia was under threat of invasion; there were submarines in Sydney Harbor, Japanese planes flying overhead and harassment on the coastline. Anxious parents made decisions to protect their children, regardless of government sanction. Small children were sent away, often unaccompanied, by concerned parents to friends, relatives, or even strangers living in ‘safer’ parts of the country. Author Ann Howard, herself an evacuee in the UK, uses over onehundred contributors and numerous box photos to describe the largest upheaval in Australia since white settlement, and the social and political environment of the times. Using a combination of extensive research and first-hand stories of the evacuees, Howard also sets the record straight- for many Australian child evacuees their enforced ‘holiday’, was a surprisingly happy time.

Harry Smith $24.99 / 364 pages / 6 x 9 / Highly Illustrated B/W Maps and Images / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-92527-578-0

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometers from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist and heavy monsoon rain, amid the mud and shattered rubber trees, a dispersed company of 108 men held its ground with courage and grim determination against a force of 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops. These men were led by a gruff and gusty perfectionist, Major Harry Smith. Now, some 47 years later, and against a remarkable cover-up at the highest military and political echelons, Harry tells his story for the first time. Written in partnership with award-winning journalist Toni McRae, Long Tan is also Harry’s life story and portrays his many personal battles. Long Tan portrays the wrenching, visceral experience of a lifetime of battles, and a search for peace.

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Big Sky Publishing An Unending War

You'll Be Sorry!

The Australian Army's Struggle Against Malaria 1885-2015

How World War II Changed Women's Lives Ann Howard and Margaret Whitlam

Ian Howie-Willis

$24.99 / 370 pages / 6 x 9 / Highly Illustrated B/W Maps and Images / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-92527-584-1

$24.99 / 416 pages / 6 x 9 / Highly Illustrated B/W Maps and Images / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-92527-572-8

Malaria is not only the greatest killer of humankind, the disease has relentlessly scourged armies throughout history. From Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan, to Napoleon Bonaparte in Syria. Indeed the Australian Army too has been fighting ‘an unending war’ against malaria ever since the Boer War at the beginning of the twentieth century. Fortunately for Australian troops serving in nations where malaria is endemic, the Australian Army Malaria Institute undertakes the scientific research necessary to protect our service personnel against the disease. Ian Howie-Willis tells the dramatic story of the Army’s long and continuing struggle against malaria. It breaks new ground by showing how just one disease is as much the serving soldier’s foe as any enemy force.

You’ll Be Sorry! honors grandmothers and mothers in a superb, and now historically invaluable, account of Australian women’s participation in the Australian Women’s Army Service, and other Services during World War II, and their ensuing battle for equal opportunity that set the foundation for the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 70s.Author Ann Howard, redefining previously published material from the 1990s, captures the resistance and prejudice 66,000 women experienced as they left home to join the Services in WWll. This is a vivid account of women’s growing confidence as they were given responsible positions, until a declaration of peace. Returning men, if not traumatized and needing of their care, took the jobs and established an expectation of domesticity- an expectation that would make them sorry indeed!

Anzac Cove to Afghanistan

Preserving Our Proud Heritage

The History of the 3rd Brigade

The Customs and Traditions of the Australian Army

Glenn Wahlert

Leslie Irvin Terrett and Stephen Craig Taubert

$29.99 / 396 pages / 6.9 x 9.7 / Highly Illustrated Full color Maps and Images / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-92527-555-1

As the first Anzacs to land at Gallipoli, and among the last to serve in Afghanistan 100 years later the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade has a long and proud history. Initially raised in 1903, the 3rd Brigade suffered appalling losses at Gallipoli. On the Western Front the brigade endured three years of horrendous trench warfare, its four infantry battalions alone incurring a casualty rate of over 300%. The brigade was mobilized against Japan in 1941, serving in Darwin, Papua New Guinea and North Queensland. Re-formed as the 3rd Task Force in 1967, its soldiers Brigade have deployed to almost every theater in which the Australian Defense Force has seen action. From 1980, the brigade has been the government’s land force instrument of first choice in response to military or peacekeeping interventions throughout the world and natural disasters at home. This is a heritage of which all Australians can be justifiably proud.


$59.99 / 368 pages / 10 x 11 / Highly Illustrated Full color Maps and Images / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-92527-554-4

The Australian Army’s customs and traditions represent the symbols and substance, of much of our national character and personality, adopted from the army’s forebears and developed since 1901 to where we are today. Much can be learned from the past and the army constantly draws on the importance of its comparatively young but rich history. These origins have provided the forms for its badges, insignia and symbols of office; the way army demonstrates respect for the past through formal functions and dinners, the way it addresses its people and the way they wear their uniform. These tangible links to army’s past, like a rich historical tapestry, set it up well for its future. This thoroughly researched and beautifully presented full color edition includes a companion CD of the Australian Army’s Regimental marches and bugle calls, assembled together for the very first time.

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Fighting High Publishing/Fonthill Media George Butterworth Soldier and Composer Laurence Green $34.95 / 208 pages / 6.25 x 9.25 / 16 page b/w picture section / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-99981-280-5

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth was one of the most brilliant, enigmatic and promising young composers of the early twentieth century. He composed hauntingly beautiful English choral and orchestral music. This book outlines Butterworth’s brief life and achievements and concentrates on his months in the army culminating with his rendezvous with death at the disputed barricade of Munster Trench just outside of the ruined village of Pozieres near the highest point of the Somme battlefield.

Gepruft The Remarkable Second World War Letters of Prisoner of War John Valentine and his wife Ursula Frances Zagni $39.95 / 256 pages / 6.25 x 9.25 / 16 page b/w picture section / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-99981-281-2

Shot down over Germany, John Valentine spent the rest of the Second World War as a prisoner, but wrote extensively to his wife. Previously unpublished photographs help to recreate a remarkable account of the war’s impact on a young couple, and their generation.

Frances Zagni is the daughter of John and Ursula Valentine.

Led by Lions MPs and Sons Who Fell in the First World War Neil Thornton

$36.95 / 320 pages / 6.15 x 9.25 / Color and Temporary Cover B&W photographs / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78155-666-5

Here are the stories of over 100 men who never returned. Charles Pollock, killed whilst carrying a wounded man through machinegun fire, Wilfred Nield who, despite losing his hand, continued to lead his men, or Harold Cawley who fought to die with his men. This lavishly illustrated book is a tribute to those MP’s and their sons who went to war. Neil Thornton has written articles on a diverse range of British military history and holds workshops for schools, historical groups, and the Armed Forces. He lives in Runcorn, UK.

Rhapsody in Blue

Fighters over Malta

A Cold War Warrior's Experience of Operating and Testing Hunters, Harriers, Jaguars, et al.

Gladiators and Hurricanes 1940-1942

RAF Liberators over Burma

Brian Cull and Frederick Galea

Flying with 159 Squadron

Graham Williams $28.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 B&W photographs / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-78155-665-8

This is a comprehensive autobiography of life in the RAF from 1955 to 1991. Graham Williams did it all as an attack pilot in Hunter Hawks, and other craft, and a test pilot and officer across the globe. Graham Williams served for 37 years in the RAF, retiring in 1991 as an Air Vice-Marshal. He is a holder of the Air Force Cross and bar and the Harmon Trophy.

$36.95 / 272 pages / 6.15 x 9.25 / B&W / January 2018 / hardbackk / 9978-1-78155-663-4 8 8 663

A highly detailed account of the gallant band of RAF and Commonwealth pilots who flew Gladiators and Hurricanes in defense of Malta between June 1940 and April 1942, when help finally arrived. A number of diaries and journals have come to light, and their impressions provide a tribute to their courage, aspirations and fears.

Led by Lions MPs and Sons Who Fell in the First World War

Bill Kirkness DFM and Matt Poole $36.95 / 256 pages / 6.15 x 9.25 / B&W / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78155-656-6

British RAF wireless operator/air gunner Bill ‘Enoch’ Kirkness flew thirty-two B-24 Liberator bomber sorties, most in Burma. Bill’s story is a compelling, dignified account of an average man’s war from 1942 to 1944 in the UK, the Mediterranean, Africa, and onward through his first operational tour based in India. This is his memoir.

Brian Cull has written more than 30 aviation books. Frederick Galea is a prolific writer, focusing on Malta’s WWII aviation heritage.

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Fonthill Media

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Hitler's H itll ' IInsanity it

The Senior Leaders of Hitler's Praetorian Guard

A Conspiracy of Silence

Max Williams $65.00 / 512 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / B&W / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78155-638-2

Andrew Norman $36.95 / 256 pages / 6.15 x 9.25 / B&W / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78155-662-7

In the turbulent times of the post-World War One era, new political parties emerged frequently in Germany, many with opposing extremist policies. The Communist movement grew out of the Socialist working classes. In direct opposition, the new National Socialist German Workers Party under Adolf Hitler, occupied the extreme right-wing position. Head on conflict was inevitable and both parties organized violent demonstrations against the other. Hitler recognized that he was physically vulnerable and ordered the formation of his own protection squad, made up of loyal men who would not shirk from a fight. From these rudimentary ranks grew the infant SS, a modern praetorian guard, which developed gradually into a massive and efficient military style force with tentacles spreading into all elements of everyday life in Nazi Germany. Many names remain obscure, but this book highlights who they all were and how they appeared.

The object of this book is not to prove that Adolf Hitler was insane. So much is obvious, both intuitively and from a clinical perspective. Nevertheless the reasons for arriving at such a conclusion will be reiterated and enlarged upon. Instead, the aim of the author is to discover what light Hitler’s associates were able to shed on the personality and modus operandi of the Fuehrer, and to determine the extent to which they (and indeed, Hitler himself) realized that their leader was insane. The aim is also to investigate the cause of his insanity. In this regard, the testimony of the leading Nazis, who were tried for war crimes at Nuremberg during 1945 and 1946, are of particular relevance. These captured Nazis surely realized that in all probability, they would be found guilty, and their lives would terminate at the end of a rope. Surely, therefore, they had nothing to lose by giving the ‘low down’ on their late Fuehrer, i.e. revealing their innermost thoughts as to his sanity, or otherwise.

Max Williams is a retired police officer living in the London Area. He has spent many years collecting autographs, original images and information about personalities of the Third German Reich which he has built into a private archive. He is the author of a two volume pictorial biography of SS General Reinhard Heydrich and is an expert on the SS organization.

Andrew Norman is an established writer whose published works include biographies of Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, Thomas Hardy, T.E. Lawrence, Adolf Hitler, Agatha Christie, Enid Blyton, Beatrix Potter, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Mugabe.


Hermann GGoering: H i Blumenkrieg, From Vienna to Prague 1938-39 The Personal Photograph Albums of Hermann Goering. Volume 4 Blaine Taylor $40.00 / 272 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / B&W / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-62545-036-4

The year 1938–39 was when Hitler set out on the road of pre-war bloodless conquests, which led to the actual shooting combat over Poland in September 1939. Both willing and unwilling, Hermann Goering was his main acolyte in achieving the peaceful military occupations of Austria and the Czech–German Sudetenland in 1938, followed by that of Bohemia and Moravia, plus Memel in 1939. Previously, Goering played perhaps the key role in the Nazi overthrow of the Third Reich’s conservative foreign affairs. A major factor in making the Allies back down at the infamous Munich Pact Conference, Goering’s Luftwaffe was the key bargaining chip that gained these unprecedented territorial acquisitions for Hitler—all without a shot.

Blaine Taylor is the American author of seventeen histories on war, politics, aviation, automotives, biography, engineering, medicine, photography, and aviation.

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Fonthill Media Thud Pilot A Pilot’s Account of Early F-105 Combat in Vietnam Victor Vizcarra $24.95 / 160 pages / 6.15 x 9.25 / Color and B&W photographs / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-78155-645-0

Thud Pilot is the personal account of a combat fighter pilot who flew the Air Force’s premier fighter-bomber in the most dangerous skies over North Vietnam. In the first five years of the Vietnam War, the F-105 Thunderchief conducted 75 percent of the Air Force bombing missions over North Vietnam. Thud Pilot tells the story of the courageous men who flew the F-105 from its earliest combat deployment in 1964, and on through 1966, the year of its heaviest losses. The author’s more significant missions, including his ejection and rescue over North Vietnam are described in detail and are accompanied by map drawings depicting the mission routes from take-off to refueling orbits, the target, and return. The book is full of several ‘firsts’ in the expanding air war over North Vietnam, including ‘Operation Spring High,’ the first counter Surface-to-Air-Missile (SAM) strike in the history of aerial warfare. The personal perspective from years of combat experience reveals just how the political mismanagement and inane Rules of Engagement made them as much the hunted as they were the hunters. Thud Pilot goes beyond the battle air space and shares the emotional impact on the families left behind. Col. Vizcarra, was commissioned in 1960, completed Pilot Training in 1961, and was assigned to F-100’s for eighteen months before transitioning to the F-105. While serving in Japan, he deployed three times to Southeast Asia and flew 59 combat missions in the F-105D. During his third deployment, he ejected from his disabled F-105D over North Vietnam and was rescued. He later returned to fly 120 combat missions.

Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art John Brennan $34.95 / 144 pages / 8 x 11 / Color and B&W photographs / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-62545-035-7

Vietnam War Army Helicopter Nose Art brings to light over 250 recently recovered Vietnam War photographs from Army aviation veterans. The vast majority of these photographs have never before been published, with them all capturing that quintessential and unmistakable American war custom of embellishing one’s assigned aircraft with personalized markings. Each is accompanied by a caption containing data particular for each featured image: helicopter name, unit, serial number, photo date, photo location, crew names, artist name, photo contributor, and anecdotal information. Against a backdrop of censorship, political correctness, and military directives to the contrary, in-country Army helicopter nose art flourished in Vietnam, and the failure to acknowledge this archetypal convention in any study of Army aviation history demonstrates a lack of respect for the personal cost of conflict. Although ‘Iron Butterfly’ may not be as well-known as ‘Memphis Belle’ or ‘Enola Gay’ from World War II, it nonetheless carried its crews into battle with just as much passion for life and sense of duty as its predecessors. We all know the ugly politics of that war; these pictures show us the human side of it.

John Brennan has authored six Vietnam War helicopter books. Brennan served a twelve-month military tour in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, where he was assigned to the Army’s 114th Assault Helicopter Company. This was followed by a BA degree in American studies from California State University at Chico. He was hired by the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum Library. He lives in northern California.

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UUndarkened d k d SSkies ki The American Aircraft Building Programme of the First World War Paul R. Hare $28.95 / 160 pages / 6.15 x 9.25 / B&W / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78155-651-1

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Jack Colman and Richard Colman

French Air Operations and Strategy 1900-1940

$36.95 / 304 pages / 6.15 x 9.25 / B&W / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78155-650-4

Encouraged by the French Government America promised to build no less than 22,000 airplanes within a year and to field, and to maintain, a force of 4,000 machines, all of the latest type, over the Western Front during 1918, not only to provide adequate air support for her own troops, but because she saw this as a way to use her industrial strength to bypass the squalor of the war in the trenches, and so bring an end to the stalemate of attrition into which the war had descended. However, by the time of the Armistice more than 18 months later just a few hundred American built airplanes had reached the war fronts and several investigations into the causes of the failure of the project were already in progress.

An informative and personal account of a young man’s flying experiences during WW2. Growing up in York, shaped by the threat of war—Jack Colman achieves his long held desire to become a pilot, joining the RAF in October 1940. He is sent to Canada to learn to fly and becomes intrigued by the technical and practical aspects of flying and navigation. Becoming a Pilot/Navigator, he joins Costal Command on Liberators based in Iceland. The practical difficulties of flying over the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans protecting the convoys and hunting U-boats are relived as he battles atrocious weather and navigational uncertainties. His brushes with death whether due to mechanical failure, hitting the sea, U-boat gun fire or running out of fuel, in an ever changing hostile environment are described realistically and with humor. His knowledge and skills, and a trust in his crew make for a great war recollection, and heartbreaking, and warming, memoirs of his experience.

Paul R. Hare, has made a lifelong study of early aviation, becoming a recognized authority in his field, and has publishing several books and numerous magazine articles on various aspects of the first war in the air. He first began researching the failure of the American Aeroplane building Programme over 25 years ago and has lectured on the topic both in The UK and the USA.

Born in 1919 Jack Colman was the only child of Freda and Harold of York. Following a lifelong ambition, he was selected for pilot training, and joined the RAF shortly after his twenty-first birthday which rescued him, for a time, from the office job in insurance. Postwar he had a spell as a commercial pilot for BEA until 1953.

Soon after entering the war in April 1917 American propaganda promised that she would ‘Darken the skies over Europe’ by sending over ‘the Greatest Aerial Armada ever seen’.


Greg Baughen $45.00 / 320 pages / 6.15 x 9.25 / B&W / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78155-644-3

On 10 May 1940, the French possessed one of the largest air forces in the world. On paper, it was nearly as strong as the RAF. Six weeks later, France was defeated. For a French Army desperately looking for air support, the skies seemed empty of friendly planes. Were there unused stockpiles of planes? Were French aircraft really so inferior? Baughen examines the myths surrounding the French defeat. He explains how at the end of the First World War, the French had possessed the most effective air force in the world, only for the lessons learned to be forgotten. Instead, air policy was guided by radical theories that predicted air power alone would decide future wars. Some of the problems trace back to the very earliest days of French aviation. Yet defeat was not inevitable. If better use had been made of available planes, the result might have been different. Greg Baughen was educated at Sussex University where he obtained a degree in Mathematics. For many years, he has delved though public archives seeking explanations regarding the defeat of British and French forces in the Battle of France in 1940. Also, by the same author; ‘Blueprint for Victory’,’ The Rise of the Bomber’, and ‘The RAF in the Battle of France and Battle of Britain’.

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Focke Wulf Jet Fighters


Justo Miranda

Hitler’s Penal Battalions

$45.00 / 256 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / B&W / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78155-664-1

The biggest success of the Focke Wulf company during the Second World War was the choice of a radial engine for the Fw 190 fighter, in this way avoiding competition against Messerschmitt for the in line engines.The decision of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe to assign the few turbojets that were available to the Messerschmitt and Arado firms and the subsequent discovery of the terrible aerodynamic effect known as compressibility buffeting by mid1942, made the life of a fighter designer of the time very interesting. Several designs followed that were able to use all turbojets, turboprops, ramjets and rocket engines, either projected or at their disposal. They constitute the documental foundation of this book. Although it was too late to intervene in the Second World War, Focke Wulf’s jet fighters served as inspiration for numerous designs of other countries during the first years of the Cold War.

Justo Miranda is a Spanish Air Force Museum advisor who uses advanced drawing methods to rebuild historical aircraft, starting from original parts. His research has helped deconstruct several myths on the flying saucers and the Hitler A bomb. He has published seven books and thirty monographs on aeronautical subjects and lives in Madrid.

Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr. $36.95 / 224 pages / 6.15 x 9.25 / B&W / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78155-647-4

When war broke out in 1939, Hitler created ‘Strafbattalion’ (Penal Battalion) units to deal with incarcerated members of the Wehrmacht as well as ‘subversives.' His order stated that any first-time convicted soldier could return to his unit after he had served a portion of his sentence in ‘a special probation corps before the enemy.' Beginning in April 1941, convicted soldiers—even those sentenced to death— who had shown exceptional bravery or meritorious service were allowed to rejoin their original units. However those in probation units were expected to undertake dangerous operations at the front. Refusal entailed enforcement of the original sentence. The soldiers who ‘win back an honorable place in the national community’ had done everything that was asked of them: risky advance teams, spyware and shock troops, laying mines under enemy fire. This book examines the penal units, their combat history and order of battle.

Walter S. Zapotoczny Jr. is an award-winning writer and editor with over 25 years’ of experience producing many different types of copy. He is the author of over 150 published articles and three books. Walter is a contributing writer and reviewer for several international publications. He is a former historian with the US Army, specializing in military history and Holocaust studies.

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German Heavy Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War From Tiger to E-100 Kenneth W. Estes $28.95 / 160 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / Color and B&W photographs / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-78155-646-7

The German army faced tanks of superior size, armor and firepower from the outset of World War II. War with France meant confronting superior heavy and medium tanks like the Char B and Somua, and infantry armed with antitank weapons and field guns. Even greater challenges emerged with the Russo-German War, for the Germans had no initial answer to the KV-1 heavy tank and T-34 medium.The Germans placed a premium on technological quality and superiority over mass production, for which their industry (and, arguably, their regime) remained rather unsuited. Not satisfied with the advantage they had obtained with the Tiger and Panther series tanks, the army leadership and Adolf Hitler himself pushed for larger and more powerful tanks than had ever been built.

Kenneth W. Estes is a 1969 Naval Academy graduate and tank officer who served in a variety of command and staff assignments in the US Marine Corps until retiring in 1993. He earned his doctorate in European History in 1984 and has taught at Duke University, the US Naval Academy, and overseas. He is the author and editor of over a dozen books.


Formac Publishing Ltd. Billy Bishop

Valour At Vimy Ridge

Top Canadian Flying Ace

The Great Canadian Victory of World War I

Dan McCaffery

Tom Douglas

$16.95 / 128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 50+ color and b/w photos throughout / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-45950-491-2 / NCR

Billy Bishop was the top Canadian flying ace in the First World War, credited officially with a recordbreaking 75 victories. Bishop went from being the most decorated war hero in Canadian history to a crusader for peace, supporting international control of global air power. Author Dan McCaffery presents Bishop’s life and accomplishments through interviews and archival sources. This new edition contains more than 50 photos of Bishop and other Great War fliers plus artifacts from the Billy Bishop airport. Dan McCaffery is one of Canada’s premier military aviation history writers. He graduated from the Journalism Program at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology and works at the Sarnia Observer. He has won three Canadian News Awards, two Ontario News Awards, and a Western Ontario News Award.

Mysteries, Legends and Myths of the First World War

$16.95 / 128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 50+ color and b/w photos throughout / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-45950-485-1 / NCR

The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm an escarpment thought to be impregnable. This was the first time in Canada’s history that a corps-sized formation fought under its own leadership. Canadian troops persevered under heavy fire to take the ridge. Yet, historians and descendants still seek to explain the huge losses that were deemed acceptable. Douglas’ narrative is accompanied by over 50 photos, drawings, and paintings by Canadian war artists. Tom Douglas, an award-winning journalist and author, lives in Oakville, Ontario. Tom is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, worked as a Communications Advisor for Veterans Affairs Canada, and has written speeches for the Minister of National Defense.

400 Years in 365 Days

Firsts in Flight

A Day by Day Calendar of Nova Scotia History

Alexander Graham Bell and his Innovative Airplanes

Canadian soldiers in the trenches and in the air

Leo J. Deveau

Cynthia J. Faryon

400 Years in 365 Days offers a fun, triviafilled record with over a thousand entries that reflect events in the lives and histories of virtually every settlement and group in the province reflects the communities and peoples of Nova Scotia spanning the past 400+ years. Illustrating the entries are 100+ visuals including full color paintings, drawings, photos, and archival objects.

$16.95 / 128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 50+ color and b/w photos throughout / April 2018 / paperback / 9781-45950-488-2 / NCR

A close-up look at the First World War and the experience of ordinary Canadian soldiers. Their accounts offer a no-holdsbarred picture of fighting, life, death, and the aftermath. This new edition contains more than 50 photos, and also artist’s drawings and paintings. Cynthia J. Faryon is an author and freelance writer residing on Gabriola Island, BC.


$34.95 / 192 pages / 8 x 10 / 300+colour images / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-45950-480-6 / NCR

Leo J. Deveau is an independent librarian-researcher-writer focused on Nova Scotia history, culture and politics.

Terrance W. MacDonald $24.95 / 96 pages / 8.5 x 9 / 60+ b&w and colour images / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-45950-478-3 / NCR

Alexander Graham Bell and his team of innovative young engineers created groundbreaking new technologies during three years of furious activity in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Complete with 60+ photos from the era, author Terrance MacDonald puts together, for the first time, the full story of their achievements.

Terrance W. MacDonald is a retired airline pilot who has taken up writing for a second career. He lives in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

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Frontline Books Teddy Suhren Ace of Aces Memoirs of a U-Boat Rebel Teddy Suhren and Fritz Bustat-Naval $22.95 / 248 pages / 6 x 9 / More than 70 integrated b/w illustrations / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-359-9

Reinhard ‘Teddy’ Suhren fired more successful torpedo shots than any other man during the war and he was the first junior officer to be awarded the Knight’s Cross for his achievements. However, this is not the reason Teddy remains legendary within the U-boat world. Fondly remembered for his good humor and leadership skills, he was also rebellious by nature, and frequently in trouble with higher authority. Despite his refusal to conform to the rigid thought-patterns of National Socialism, his operational successes protected him, and he found himself accepted in the highest circles of power in Germany. He was also one of the first to publish his reminiscences, his account being typically forthright and unconventional. He died in 1984 but interest in his career was revitalized by the discovery of a cache of photographs documenting one of his operations in U-564, published with great success in 2004 as U-Boat War Patrol by Lawrence Paterson. His collaborator, Frank James, was the man who discovered the significance of the photographs, and interest in the project led to his translation of Suhren’s own book. The memoirs of Teddy Suhren were edited for publication by Fritz Brustat-Naval, a professional journalist and writer on historical and shipping subjects. Frank James was spurred into translating Suhren’s book after collaborating with Lawrence Paterson.

Hitler's Executioner Judge, Jury and Mass Murderer for the Nazis Helmut Ortner $32.95 / 216 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47388-939-2

Though little known, the name of the judge Roland Freisler is inextricably linked to the judiciary in Nazi Germany. As well as serving as the State Secretary of the Reich Ministry of Justice, he was the notorious president of the ‘People’s Court’, a man directly responsible for more than 2,200 death sentences; with almost no exceptions, cases in the ‘People’s Court’ had predetermined guilty verdicts. It was Freisler, for example, who tried three activists of the White Rose resistance movement in February 1943. Found guilty of treason, Freisler sentenced the trio to death by beheading; a sentence carried out the same day by guillotine. In August 1944, Freisler played a central role in the show trials that followed the failed attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler on 20 July that year – a plot known more commonly as Operation Valkyrie. Many of the ringleaders were tried by Freisler in the ‘People’s Court’. The proceedings were filmed, the intention being to use the images as propaganda in newsreels. Roland Freisler’s mastery of legal texts and dramatic courtroom verbal dexterity made him the most feared judge in the Third Reich. In this in-depth examination, Helmut Ortner not only investigates the development and judgments of the Nazi tribunal, but the career of Freisler, a man who was killed in February 1945 during an Allied air raid.

Helmut Ortner has written over thirty books, mostly on social topics and on issues of justice. Helmut’s books have been translated into many languages. He lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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Frontline Books The Forgotten VCs

The Desert VCs

The Victoria Crosses of the War in the Far East during WW2

Extraordinary Valour in the North African Campaign in WWII

Brian Best

Brian Best

$50.00 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-797-9

$50.00 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of illustrations / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-106-8

Fought amid the most challenging terrain of any theater during the Second World War, the campaign in the Far East saw heroic actions against the unyielding Japanese that resulted in the awarding of more than a fifth of all the VCs of the war. This is the first book to examine in depth the Victoria Crosses of the war in the Far East. Brian Best brings to life the daring deeds of courageous men in the most inhospitable of battlefields, filling a glaring gap in the historiography of Britain’s most prestigious award for valor.

It was not just the searing heat of the day, or all-encompassing sand, or the shivering cold of the night, that British and Commonwealth troops had to battle in the North African desert – it was also the tough and determined Axis forces under Erwin Rommel. The fighting in North Africa was not just in the rolling desert, but also the barren mountains of Tunisia, and the coastal strips of Libya. In every battle, every maneuver, the terrain was the limiting or enabling feature – and it was here that twentynine men distinguished themselves and were awarded the highest of all gallantry medals.

Brian Best has an honours degree in South African History and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He was the founder of the Victoria Cross Society in 2002 and edits its journal.

Royal Observer Corps

Death of a Division

The ‘Eyes and Ears’ of the RAF in WWII

Eight Days in March 1918 and the Untold Story of the 66th (2/1st East Lancashire) Division

An Official History $50.00 / 232 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-488-5

David Martin

The key roles played by the Royal Observer Corps in the Second World War have, all too often, been overshadowed. The teams in the Sector Stations, plotting the battles raging above, and the Spitfires and Hurricanes swooping upon the formations of enemy fighters and bombers, present easily imagined and dramatic scenes. Yet between the radar stations and the Sector Controls were the little sandbagged posts of the Observer Corps that provided overland tracking of the enemy formations. In this official history of the ROC written shortly after the war, the corps’ operations are set out in great detail. This includes sections on the last flight of Rudolf Hess, the D-Day landings, and countering the V-1 threat. The Royal Observer Corps proved a vital link in the communication chain in the defense of the UK, particularly in the Battle of Britain.


$39.95 / 16 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47384-472-8

At 09.35 hours on Thursday, 21 March 1918, one million German soldiers left their trenches to attack the British Expeditionary Force along a front of nearly fifty miles. During the retreat three British divisions bore the brunt of the fighting. One of those was the 66th (East Lancashire) Division which lost more than 7,000 men. The loss of so many men had a devastating effect on the lives and economy of their cottonmanufacturing hometowns. These are the recollections of those who survived the disaster.

David Martin lives in Shropshire, UK. His previous book on WW1 was a study of the 58th Division.

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Frontline Books SAS Zero Hour The Secret Origins of the Special Air Service Tim Jones $22.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of b/w plates / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-351-3

‘The most comprehensive and enlightening version of these seminal events yet.’ ~Sir Ranulph FiennesBritain’s elite Special Air Service Regiment, the SAS, is one of the most revered – and feared – special-ops units in the world. Its high-profile operations include the spectacular storming of the Iranian Embassy in London on 5 May 1980 and the hunt for Osama bin Laden in southern Afghanistan following 9/11. The regiment has become a byword for the highest possible standards in both conventional and unorthodox methods of warfare. But where did it all begin? In this compelling book, Tim Jones tackles this fascinating question from a fresh perspective. It is commonly held that the regiment was the brainchild of just one man, David Stirling. While not dismissing Stirling’s considerable contribution to the regiment’s genesis, Jones’s insightful investigation identifies all of the major factors that played a part in shaping the SAS, including the role of such notables as Dudley Clarke, Archibald Wavell and Claude Auchinleck, among others. Drawing extensively on primary sources, as well as reassessing the more recent regimental histories and memoirs, SAS Zero Hour is an illuminating and provocative account of how this renowned regiment came into being. Tim Jones is a noted specialist on the SAS whose previous publications include Post-War Counter-Insurgency and the SAS, 1945–1952: A Special Kind of Warfare and SAS, the First Secret Wars: The Unknown Years of Combat and Counter-Insurgency.

Ninja Unmasking the Myth Stephen Turnbull $32.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47385-042-2

The ninja is a well-known phenomenon in Japanese military culture, a fighter widely regarded as the world’s greatest exponent of secret warfare. He infiltrates castles, gathers vital intelligence and wields a deadly knife in the dark. His easily recognizable image is that of a secret agent or assassin who dresses all in black, possesses almost magical martial powers, and is capable of extraordinary feats of daring. That is the popular view, but it is much exaggerated. The Ninja Unmasked is a revealing, fascinating and authoritative study of Japan’s famous secret warriors. The author examines the entire phenomenon in a critical manner, ranging from accounts of undercover operations during the age of Japan’s civil wars to the modern emergence of the superman ninja as a comic book character. The popular ninja image is shown to be the result of several influences that were combined to create the world’s greatest secret warrior. One important feature of the book is the use of original Japanese sources, many of which have never been translated before. As well as unknown accounts of castle attacks, assassinations and espionage they include the last great ninja manual, which reveals the spiritual and religious ideals believed to lie behind the ninja’s arts. The book concludes with a detailed investigation of the ninja in popular culture up to the present day. Stephen Turnbull is the world’s leading authority on samurai culture and an expert on ninja.. In 1996 he received a PhD from Leeds for his thesis on Japan’s Kakure Kirishitan. In its published form the work won the Japan Festival Literary Award in 1998.

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The Art of Renaissance Warfare From The Fall of Constantinople to the Thirty Years War

With Wellington's Hussars in the Peninsula and at Waterloo

Stephen Turnbull

The Journal of Lieutenant George Woodberry, 18th Hussars

$26.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of color plates / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-375-9

Gareth Glover

Here is the story of the knight during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries – from the great victories of Edward III and the Black Prince to the fall of Richard III. During this period, new technology on the battlefield posed deadly challenges for the mounted warrior; yet the knight adapted. Having survived the longbow devastation at Crécy, Poitiers and Agincourt, he emerged triumphant, his armor lighter and more effective, and his military skills indispensable. This was the great age of chivalry and the freemasonry of arms that bound together comrades and adversaries in a tight international military caste. Men such as Bertrand du Guesclin and Sir John Chandos loom large in these pages. How their heroics and knightly code of conduct could be reconciled with the indiscriminate carnage of the ‘chevauchée’ and the depredations of the ‘free companies’ is one of the principal themes of this informative and entertaining book. Stephen Turnbull is an Honorary Research Fellow at Leeds University and the author of more than fifty books on the military history of Europe and the Far East.


$34.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 illustrations / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-397-9

George Woodberry was commissioned into the 18th Light Dragoons as a cornet on 16 Jan 1812, and joined Wellington’s army as a lieutenant, participating in key battles of 1813 and 1814 – Moralles, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Croix d’Orade and the final battle of the war at Toulouse. He also served in the 1815 campaign, at Waterloo and the march to Paris.His lively, detailed and entertaining account of his time in Wellington’s army is matched by the unusual history of his journal. It was published previously in 1898, but in French by a Paris-based publisher. The original journal has since been lost, but the French edition has been translated back into English by renowned Napoleonic historian Gareth Glover and is published in the UK for the first time.

A Scots Grey at Waterloo The Remarkable Story of Sergeant William Clarke Gareth Glover $39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-401-3

William Clarke of Prestonpans, Scotland, joined the 2nd Royal North British Dragoons, the Scots Greys, in 1803. Clarke had risen to the rank of sergeant by the time the regiment was ordered to Belgium. Forming part of what became known as the ‘Union’ Brigade, the Scots Greys played a key role in Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo. The John Rylands Library, Manchester, recently acquired William Clarke’s 600page memoir describing his enlistment and military career, the highlight of which was the Waterloo campaign, which he describes in unusual detail in the vernacular of the day, presented and annotated by the renowned historian Garth Glover. A Scots Grey at Waterloo provides the reader with an exceptionally in-depth account of the actions of the cavalry at Waterloo that will make this memoir one of the most significant to have been published in the last 200 years.

Gareth Glover is an ex-Royal Navy Officer who has studied the Napoleonic wars for over thirty years and has published more than forty books of previously unpublished archival material. He is the acknowledged foremost authority on the British archives regarding the Napoleonic Wars and has made a number of discoveries which have radically altered our understanding of the Waterloo campaign.

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TThe h LLuftwaffe ft ff BBattle ttll off Britain Fighter Pilots' Kitbag Uniforms & Equipment from the Summer of 1940 and the Human Stories Behind Them Mark Hillier $22.95 / 152 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 100 illustrations / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47384-995-2

Reichsmarschall Göring told Hitler that it would take less than a month for his muchvaunted Luftwaffe to conquer the RAF and pave the way for the German invasion of Great Britain. His prediction was to prove disastrously wrong. But for four long months his pilots and aircrew fought for their lives in the skies above the UK, escorting the great bomber fleets that sought to destroy the RAF’s airfields and installations, and tackled the Spitfires and Hurricanes deployed to defend Britain’s towns and cities. All the objects that a Luftwaffe fighter pilot was issued with during the Battle of Britain are explored in this book in high-definition color photographs, showing everything from the differing uniforms, to headgear, personal weapons, gloves, goggles, parachute packs and the essential life jacket.

TThe h RRAF AF BBattle ttll off BBritain it i Fighter Pilots' Kitbag

DDunkirk ki k N Nine i Days D That Th Saved An Army

Uniforms & Equipment from the Summer of 1940 and the Human Stories Behind Them

A Day by Day Account of the Greatest Evacuation

Mark Hillier $26.95 / 152 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 100 illustrations / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47384-999-0

The scenes are familiar ones; the young ‘Brylcream Boys’ sat at dispersal waiting for the haunting call of ‘Scramble’, lounging in their shirt sleeves and fur-lined boots. But what did the RAF fighter pilots of the Battle of Britain really wear, and what vital items would their kitbags have held? The casual air of the pilots of Fighter Command in the Spitfire Summer of 1940 conceals a necessary professional approach to their task. Therefore, each item of clothing and equipment they used had a role and a function. All the objects that an RAF fighter pilot was issued with during the Battle of Britain are explored in this book in highdefinition color photographs, showing everything from the uniforms, to headgear, personal weapons, gloves, goggles, parachute packs and the essential Mae West life jacket. Each item is fully described and its purpose explained.

Mark Hillier is a qualified pilot, having flown for more than twenty-two years, including many flights from the former RAF Westhampnett, now Goodwood Aerodrome. He has previously co-authored a number of successful books on aviation and has written the biography of Wing Commander Thomas Murray.

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John Grehan $39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-484-7

The epic of Dunkirk has been told many times, but the numerous accounts from surviving soldiers and sailors were often blurs of fear and fighting, leaving a confusing picture. In this book, adopting a day by day approach, the author provides a clear portrayal of the unfolding drama on the perimeter around Dunkirk, in the port itself and along the beaches. Here are the Admiralty reports and a mass of firsthand accounts, many of which have never been published before. Operation Dynamo saw civilian volunteers and Royal Navy personnel manning every type of craft from the HMS Calcutta to cockleboats. There are stories of collisions in the dark, chaos on the beaches. and tragic losses. Similar tales are told by the men on the beaches, defending the perimeter or flying in the skies overhead.

John Grehan has written, edited or contributed more than 300 books and magazine articles covering a wide span of military history. John has appeared on local and national radio and television to advise on military history topics. He was employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine from its inception until 2014.


Frontline Books With 3 Para to the Falklands

The IED Threat A Guide for Peackeeping and Stability Forces

Graham Colbeck

Robert Shaw

$26.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 pages of b/w plates / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-363-6

$32.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 100 illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-957-7

On Friday, April 9, 1982, a British task force set sail for the Falkland Islands. Three months later, after a short but brutal campaign, it had successfully completed its mission of ejecting the Argentinean occupying forces from the islands. This is the full story of that dramatic struggle from the point of view of a sergeant in the elite Third Battalion, Parachute Regiment (3 Para). Graham Colbeck was there every step of the way and his vivid account reveals the stark realities of fighting in this stubbornly contested conflict, and gives insights into one of the most crucial battles- the night assault on Mount Longdon.

There can be few weapons which have struck such fear into armed forces around the world, or made so many shocking headlines, as Improvised Explosive Devices. Dealing with these unconventional weapons, continues to be one of the most important, and dangerous, duties of military and associated personnel.This guide, compiled by an internationally acknowledged expert in this field, is a manual for those who face these dangers in the course of their duties and a look at the possible future nature of IEDs, terrorism, intelligence and surveillance.

Graham Colbeck was one of the outstanding figures in the 3 Para during the Falklands Campaign of 1982. He served as a sergeant in the Milan Anti-tank Platoon and was one of the few people to have kept up a diary during the conflict.

Robert Shaw is a leading expert in C-IED. Following a career in IEDD and Weapons Intelligence in the British Army with tours of Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan he subsequently managed C-IED training for ISAF. He has advised the UN in Afghanistan, Libya and New York on IED related subjects.

Heroes of Coastal Command

Zeppelin Onslaught The Forgotten Blitz 1914 1915

The RAF's Maritime War 1939 - 1945

Ian Castle

Andrew D Bird

$50.00 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-84832-433-6

$44.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-069-7

Established in 1936, Coastal Command was the RAF’s only maritime arm. Throughout the war, its crews worked tirelessly alongside the Royal Navy to keep Britain’s vital sea lanes open. Together, they fought and won the Battle of the Atlantic, destroying 212 German U-Boats and sinking a significant tonnage of enemy warships and merchant vessels. Often working alone and unsupported, Coastal Command bred a special kind of airman. Alongside individuals such as Kenneth Moore, there were Allan Trigg, Kenneth Campbell and John Cruickshank, all of whom were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Andrew Bird, formerly of the Royal Air Force Reserves, has written for multiple publications.


At the outbreak of the First World War, the United Kingdom had no aerial defense capability worthy of the name. Britain had but five effectively operational guns to defend herself. So when German aircraft finally appeared over Britain the response was negligible. Meanwhile, in the sky only the fledgling Royal Naval Air Service remained to defend the country- it would prove a difficult task. This German air campaign was the first sustained strategic aerial bombing campaign in history. Ian Castle tells the story of the 1915 raids and gives unprecedented detail to what has become the forgotten Blitz. Ian Castle began writing military history some thirty years ago but more recently has focused on Germany’s First World War air raids against Britain. Ian contributes to magazines and journals and has been involved in multiple television documentaries detailing this early air campaign.

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Lady Death The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko $32.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / Black and white illustrations / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78438-270-4

The wartime memoir of Lyudmila Pavlichenko is a remarkable document: the publication of an English language edition is a significant coup. Pavlichenko was World War II’s best scoring sniper and had a varied wartime career that included trips to England and America. In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, she left her university studies, ignored an offered position as a nurse, to become one of Soviet Russia’s 2000 female snipers. Less than a year later she had 309 recorded kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills. She was withdrawn from active duty after being injured. She was regarded as a key heroic figure for the war effort. She spoke at rallies in Canada and the US and the folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a song, ‘Killed By A Gun’ about her exploits. Her US trip included a tour of the White House with FDR. She never returned to combat but trained other snipers. She died on October 10, 1974 aged 58. Lyudmila Pavlichenko was one of the top scoring snipers of World War II with 309 recorded kills. She died on October 10th 1974.

Panzer Ace The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy Richard Freiherr von Rosen $32.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78438-266-7

Richard Freiherr von Rosen was a highly decorated Wehrmacht soldier and outstanding panzer commander. His memoirs are richly illustrated with contemporary photographs, including key confrontations of World War II. After serving as a gunlayer on a Pz.Mk.III during Barbarossa, he led a Company of Tigers at Kursk. Later he led a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group (12 King Tigers and a flak Company) against the Russians in Hungary in the rank of junior, later senior lieutenant (from November 1944, his final rank.) Only 489 of these King Tiger tanks were ever built. They were the most powerful heavy tanks to see service, and only one kind of shell could penetrate their armor at a reasonable distance. Every effort had to be made to retrieve any of them bogged down or otherwise immobilized, which led to many towing adventures. The author has a fine memory and eye for detail. His account is easy to read and not technical, and adds substantially to the knowledge of how the German Panzer Arm operated in the Second World War. Richard Freiherr von Rosen served as a gunlayer on a Panzer tank during Operation Barbarossa; led a company of Tigers at Kursk; a company of King Tiger panzers at Normandy and in late 1944 commanded a battle group against the Russians in Hungary. He was awarded the Iron Cross Class I and II; the German Cross in Gold being the highest Wehrmacht award for bravery, awarded on 28 February 1945; the Panzer Combat Badge II Grade and the Wound Badge in Gold. Rosen died in 2015 aged 93, two years after his memoir was published in Germany. He was married to the daughter of Caesar von Hofacker, a German Air Force officer who was executed for his role in July Plot to assassinate Hitler.

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Greenhill Books Septimius Severus in Scotland The Northern Campaigns of the First Hammer of the Scots Simon Elliott $34.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 50 images / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78438-204-9

Since 1975 much new archaeological evidence has come to light to illuminate the immense undertaking of Septimius Severus’ campaigns in Scotland, allowing for the first time the true story of this savage invasion to be told. In the early 3rd century Severus, the aging Roman emperor, launched an immense ‘shock and awe’ assault on Scotland that was so savage it resulted in eighty years of peace at Rome’s most troublesome border. The book shows how his force of 50,000 troops, supported by the fleet, hacked their way through the Maeatae around the former Antonine Wall and then pressed on into Caledonian territory up to the Moray Firth. Severus was the first of the great reforming emperors of the Roman military, and his reforms are explained in the context of how he concentrated power around the imperial throne. There is also an in-depth look at the political, economic and social developments that occurred in the Province. This book is aimed at all who have an interest in both military and Roman history. It will particularly appeal to those who are keen to learn more about the narrative of Rome’s military presence in Britain, and especially the great campaigns of which Severus’ assault on Scotland is the best example. Simon Elliott is an archaeologist, historian, published author, and leading aerospace journalist, and former editor at both Jane’s Defence Weekly and Flight International. His research has been published in History Today, RUSI Journal, Military History Monthly and British Archaeology.

Duel Under the Stars The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War II Wilhelm Johnen $34.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / more than 50 illustrations / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78438-258-2

In this enthralling memoir, the author recounts his experiences of the war years and traces the story of the ace fighter pilots from the German development of radar to the Battle of Britain. Johnen flew his first operational mission in July 1941, having completed his blindflying training. In his first couple of years he brought down two enemy planes. The tally went up rapidly once the air war was escalated in spring 1943, when Air Marshal Arthur Harris of the RAF Bomber Command began the campaign dubbed the Battle of the Ruhr. During this phrase of the war Johnen’s successes were achieved against a 710-strong force of bombers. Johnen’s further successes during Harris’s subsequent Berlin offensive led to his promotion as Staffelkapitan (squadron leader) of Nachtjagdgeschwader and a move to Mainz. During a sortie from there, his Bf 110 was hit by return fire and he was forced to land in Switzerland. He and his crew were interned by the authorities. The Germans were deeply worried about leaving a sophisticatedly equipped night fighter and its important air crew in the hands of a foreign government, even if it was a neutral one. After negotiations involving Göring, the prisoners were released. Johnen’s unit moved to Hungary and by October 1944 his score was standing at 33 aerial kills. His final one came in March the following year, once Johnen had moved back to Germany. Johnen enlisted in Luftwaffe in 1939 and in 1941 he joined the German night fighter force and participated in the Defence of the Reich campaign. Johnen was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross in 1944 for his victories. After the war he worked for Willi Messerschmitt and then started his own company. He died in 2002.


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Greenhill Books Otto Kretschmer The Life of the Third Reich's Highest Scoring U-Boat Commander Lawrence Paterson PUBLICATION CANCELLED - NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS SOLD

Otto Kretschmer was only in combat from September 1939 until March 1941 but was Germany’s highest-scoring U-boat commander sinking 47 ships. This definitive work details his personal story and the political backdrop from his earliest days. During the war he was given command of U23, a post which he held until April 1940. He had already sunk 8 ships including the destroyer HMS Daring. He demonstrated a cool approach to combat: his aggressive mantra ‘one torpedo for one ship’ was reflected in his penetration of convoys, and his use of his boat’s high speed and small silhouette to avoid retaliation. His nickname ‘Silent Otto’ referred to his ability to remain undetected and his reluctance to provide the regular radio reports required by Dönitz: he had guessed that the Allies had broken German codes. In the Bowmanville POW camp he organized a 2-way radio link to the German Naval High Command and planned a mass breakout with a U-boat rendezvous arranged. He was also instrumental in the ‘Battle of Bowmanville’ that lasted for 3 days in October 1942. His antics behind the wire became the inspiration for the 1970 film ‘The McKenzie Break’. Postwar he answered the call for volunteers for the new Bundesmarine. He retired from the rank of Flotillenadmiral in 1970. Lawrence Paterson has written several books on various aspects of the U-boat war, including Donitz’s Last Gamble and Hitler’s Grey Wolves. He lives in London.

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Red Army Sniper A Memoir on the Eastern Front in World War II Yevgeni Nikolaev $32.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp of b&w plates / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78438-236-0

Yevgeni Nikolaev was one of Russia’s leading snipers of World War II and his memoir provides and unparalleled account of front-line action in crucial theaters of war. Nikolaev is credited with a remarkable 324 kills and his wartime service included time in the siege of Leningrad in 1941/1942. His memoir is not a neutral, apolitical account. Nikolaev asserts, for example, that Finland attacked Russia. As a member of the NKVD, it is not surprising that his memoir full of historical misinterpretation and justification of the agency’s actions. Equally, Nikoalev is dismissive of his Nazi opponents. On several occasions, he discusses his Nazi counterparts as bandits and scum, and implores the reader to “take a look, fellows, at the beast of a bastard I’ve laid low”. In vivid, arresting recollections he paints his actions in a saintly heroic light. He describes the comfort of the German foxholes, wired with telephone connections, relative to the Russians who fasted without food or water awaiting the moment for a perfect shot. He claims the Russian soldier was a moral warrior, killing only with head or heart shots. In addition to describing details of his kills, Nikolaev explains how his life was saved when an explosive rifle bullet struck a watch that he kept in his jacket pocket. His life was saved by a surgeon who extracted all the watch parts.

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Grub Street Publishing Luftwaffe Eagle Erich Sommer - A German Airman's Story J. Richard Smith and Erich Sommer $35.00 / 192 pages / 6.25 x 9.25 / b/w illustrations throughout, 1 x color photo section / August 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91069-054-3 / NCR

In this compelling memoir, Erich Sommer recalls his life in pre-war Germany and the adventures he had flying for the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Born in 1912, the third son of a district court judge, Erich grew up in an atmosphere of uncertainty following the First World War. In 1932 he started training as a brewery engineer, shortly afterwards the Nazis came to power. The implications this had on the lives of average Germans are described in great detail. When war came in 1939, he became a navigator, successfully serving with the Luftwaffe’s first pathfinding unit, then a special and little-known control commission in Morocco to monitor the disarmament of Vichy French forces. This led to pilot training and joining the high-altitude reconnaissance squadron in missions over Britain. He was then sent to the Russian Front, flying the relatively rare Junkers Ju 86 bomber and high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft fitted with pressurized cabins. He also flew the He 11 in a radarequipped anti-shipping unit and the revolutionary Arado Ar 234 jet – leading to Erich’s participation in the world’s first jet-reconnaissance sortie over the invasion front and ending his war in Italy. With a detailed introduction from acclaimed Luftwaffe historian J. Richard Smith and illustrated throughout with photographs from private family albums, Luftwaffe Eagle is a fascinating insight into the life of an exceptional Luftwaffe pilot and navigator. J. Richard Smith is a retired engineering instructor with an international telecommunications company. He began researching German aviation over fifty years ago, working closely with his good friend Eddie Creek, and has over twenty books on the subject. He lives in Worcestershire, UK.

Helicopter Boys Richard Pike $35.00 / 184 pages / 6.25 x 9.25 / illustrated throughout / August 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91069-055-0 / NCR

Helicopter Boys is the latest addition to Grub Street’s Boys series from acclaimed author Richard Pike exploring the role of helicopters in military and civilian situations. With over twenty-one contributors, Helicopter Boys contains stories of the diverse nature of helicopter operations. From the dramatic war scenes during the Indo/Pakistani war which saw one pilot’s actions earn him a VrC gallantry award to the experience of Chinook pilots on board the Atlantic Conveyor during the Falklands War. Then there are the civilian tales from rescue missions in the Outer Hebrides to being a pilot across the world in places such as Australia, China, the Caribbean and Nigeria. There is also a focus on the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988 which saw the loss of 167 lives. The book ends with Pike’s experiences in Kosovo, helping to distribute emergency humanitarian aid on behalf of the United Nations World Food Programme shortly after the war ended in 1999. Each story is told with great detail conveying the action and excitement that helicopter pilots experienced with each operation. The scope, flair and pace of the writing in this book will appeal to the general reader as well as to the enthusiast. Richard Pike became a flight cadet in 1961 at the RAF College, Cranwell, where on graduation, he was awarded the Dickson Trophy and Michael Hill memorial prize for flying. His duties took him to a wide variety of destinations including the Falkland Islands not long after the end of the Falklands War. His last assignment was in Kosovo helping to distribute emergency humanitarian aid on behalf of the United Nations World Food Programme. He has written numerous Grub Street titles. He lives in Aberdeenshire, UK.


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Harpia Publishing EMB-314 Super Tucano Brazil’s turboprop success story continues João Paulo Zeitoun Moralez $29.95 / 80 pages / 8.27 x 11.02 / full color throughout / July 2018 / paperback / 978-0-99730-924-9 / NCR

The Embraer Super Tucano is tough enough to support operations from unprepared runways and in temperatures of 36°C and 100% humidity. Flying independently of ground support, it can take off from short and narrow runways to provide support to ground forces. The aircraft integrates a fourth-generation cockpit with some of the most modern technology including datalink, ‘hands on throttle and stick’ (HOTAS) controls, a head-up display, and night and thermal vision sensors. The crew can deliver up to 1,500kg of conventional and guided weaponry and are provided with ballistic protection. The origins of the single-turboprop EMB-314 Super Tucano are as a robust attack aircraft capable of performing highly varied types of missions, sustaining weeks of continuous operation with high availability. It is almost completely redesigned compared to its predecessor, the EMB-312 Tucano. The two 0.5-in (12.7-mm) machine guns installed in the wings are complemented by a variety of 130 types of armament carried on five external points under the wings and fuselage. With more than 250 examples produced, the Super Tucano performs missions including armed reconnaissance, escort, counterinsurgency and even air defense. It is used by Brazil and 11 other countries and is manufactured under licence in the United States. Afghanistan, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Mauritania have all made operational use of the Super Tucano. The US may become the next operator of the turboprop, with a requirement for as many as 300 new light close air support aircraft. João Paulo Zeitoun Moralez is a journalist and works for Brazil’s major aviation magazine ‘ASAS’.

Modern Chinese Warplanes Chinese Naval Aviation (PLANAF) - Combat Aircraft and Untis Andreas Rupprecht $29.95 / 80 pages / 8.27 x 11.02 / full color throughout / July 2018 / paperback / 978-0-99730-925-6 / NCR

China’s economic development has been matched by rising political ambitions and the aim of returning the country to a central role in regional and global affairs. It is therefore considered vital for China to demonstrate military presence in its area of influence. Within the past decade, China’s military has undergone some of the most profound reforms and improvements since its establishment. The Chinese navy and its naval air arm are playing an increasingly important role in achieving these goals. A 2016 ‘white paper’ called for a greater focus on the seas and clearly stated the requirement for China to establish itself as a major maritime power. Consequently, the navy is shifting its focus from defense of offshore waters to ‘protection of the open seas’. The changes for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) – and its aviation component – will probably be even more dramatic than those for the air force. As the PLAN creates a modern, capable ‘blue water’ force, its air arm will steadily increase its capabilities by introducing more modern multi-role systems and through the establishment of an indigenous carrier force. From the author of the highly acclaimed Modern Chinese Warplanes and Flashpoint China books, this uniquely compact yet comprehensive directory provides an extensively illustrated, in-depth analysis of modern Chinese naval air power.

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LLes vikings iki Damien Bouet $37.00 / 80 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / January 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-494-3

This title, a perfect guide to the Viking age, offers an exhaustive survey of the archaeology and history of medieval Scandinavia during the eighth and ninth centuries. The author begins his historical tour at the twilight of the Iron Age in Germany as the foundations of Viking society can be found there. Rather than concentrating on the warrior aspects, he looks at differences within Scandinavian societies such as the art of war, the expansion of Scandinavia, writing, religion and how these societies functioned. These differences are demonstrated through objects from the Scandinavian sphere and numerous photographs of reconstructions of objects which help to visualize the life of the Norsemen.


LLa nouvelle ll histoire hi t i ddes vikings

LLa saga des d gens ddu Ljosavatn

Grégory Cattaneo

Grégory Cattaneo

$64.00 / 224 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / June 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-493-6

$56.00 / 200 pages / 6.3 x 9.4 / May 2018 / paperback / 978-2-84048-491-2

This new history of the Vikings is the result of three decades of research on the Vikings. Returning to original sources and new archaeological research, this research attempts to debunk some of the many more fantastic theories about the Vikings. The author employs a more global and plural approach than just the area of Scandinavia as well as interdisciplinary methods. He tackles at new questions such as the ethnicity of the Vikings, their geographical origins and their social organization in a global context. In fact, the Vikings are studied form an internal perspective rather than that of their victims.

Our older readers will undoubtedly remember the Saga of Kormak, translated by Régis Boyer and published by Heimdal in 1975. With this new edition we continue our long-held desire to make accessible all ancient and medieval texts. Thanks to the Islandica collection, we will publish up to two previously unpublished sagas in French per year. The present volume deals with the saga of the peoples of Ljósavatn (Ljósvetningar) and the Möðruvellir in l’Eyjafjörður (Möðruvellingar) from the north of Iceland. Probably written in the 13th century, the action takes place sometime in the 10th or 11th century. This volume will include an introduction, footnotes, lexicon, maps, index and illustrations.

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Heimdal Point d'appui WN 62 Omaha beach Helmut Konrad von Keusgen $52.00 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.6 / Currently Available / hardback / 978-2-84048-196-6

In this exceptional book, the author, Helmut Konrad von Keusgen, a noted authority on D-Day, describes the most powerful of the German Strong Points (Widerstandsnest) in the Omaha Beach area, WN62. Omaha was where the largest tragedy of the U.S. landings of 6 June 1944 took place. Presenting a wealth of information, from many carefully verified sources, von Kuesgen reconstructs the history of WN62 from April 1942 to June 6, 1944, and particularly the daily lives of the German soldiers stationed there, as well as their relations with the local population. Produced with the assistance and cooperation of the last German veterans, this is an important contribution to the history of German troops during the Second World War. It is a rich work, full of information, typical of the author’s style.

Pegasus Bridge et la batterie de Merville Helmut Konrad von Keusgen $66.00 / 248 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / February 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-482-0

The action of John Howard is without doubt one the most spectacular commando action of D-Day and WWII. Ten minutes after midnight on June 6th 1944, after an audacious glider landing, airborne troops of the 6th Airborne Division arrived at the bridge at Bénouville which became known as Pegasus Bridge and entered the annals of history. Six kilometers from there, towards the coast, at Melville was installed a German artillery battery which was in turn attacked by British paras a few hours later.

Mémorial de la bataille de France. Volume 3

Mémorial de la bataille de France. Volume 4

du 5 au 16 juin 1940

du 17 au 25 juin 1940

Jean-Yves Mary

Jean-Yves Mary

$111.00 / 400 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / March 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-488-2

$111.00 / 400 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / July 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-489-9

On the 5th of June 1940, the Germans launched their second great offensive of the western campaign against a much-enfeebled French army. Despite intense fighting around the Somme and the Aisne the numerical superiority of the enemy began to tell forcing the French troupes to gradually retreat. On June 13th Weygand sent out the order to retreat and save itself at which point it would appear that the campaign was over. However, fierce fighting continued around the areas of the Loire, Verdun, the Sarre and the Rhine. Over twelve days a struggle raged between those who wanted to continue the fight lead by Reynaud and de Gaulle and those who favored and armistice led by Weygand and Petain. The fall of the Reynaud government on the 16th June sealed the end of the French campaign.

On 17th June 1940, the French army, having followed the order given by Weygrand on June 13th, was in full retreat towards the South West with the Germans in pursuit and under orders from Hitler’s directive of 14th June to destroy the French Army. The new head of government, Marshal Petain, announced over the radio the sad pronouncement that the fighting must stop. The Germans aimed to exploit this command to encourage French troupes to surrender themselves. Despite this, numbers of French soldiers, named by Roger Bruge ‘The Fighters of June 18th, courageously continued fighting along the Loire, along the canal of the Marne to the Rhine, and the Maginot Line. Fighting also continued along the Alps in an attempt to win back from the Italians the territories ceded as part of the Armistice. This book recreates these last tragic eight days of the campaign.

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LLes marines i ddans ll'enfer ' f du H Histoire i t i ddes EEscadres d de Pacifique l'armée de l'air

AArtilleries tiill i du d premier i empire

Charles Trang

Georges Paloque

Ludovic Letrun and Jean-Marie Mongin

$111.00 / 480 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / April 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-490-5

$56.00 / 224 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / January 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-483-7

$35.00 / 176 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / July 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-497-4

Following his book on the role of the 1st Marine Division in the battle of Iwo Jima, Charles Trang has written an encyclopedic study of the Marines in the Pacific 19411945. Each campaign is treated in detail individually accompanied by firsthand accounts and photos, many previously unpublished. Corregidor, Wake, Midway, Guadalcanal, Makin, Bougainville, Rabaul, Tarawa, Marshall Islands, Cape Gloucester, Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, bloody, pitiless battles where the Marines forged their reputation for tenacity, implacability and professionalism rarely equaled during the Second World War. This book looks at all the various units of the USMC, orders of battle, command structures and profiles of all the recipients of the Medal of Honor.

Born at the same time as the ‘Armée de L’air’ itself, in the early 1930s, the squadrons represent the evolution and development of French aerial forces over the decades. Reformed at the end of the Second World War, the number of squadrons for the ‘Armée de l’Air’ peaked during the Cold War after which their numbers were reduced as the threat from the Soviet Union evaporated as the Soviet empire imploded. The very existence of the squadrons came into question during the 1990s, but they were reformed over the next two decades. This title, covering over half a century, covers both French fighter and reconnaissance planes of 1945-2015, the period of the propeller to jet planes, the Spitfire and the Thuderbolt to the Mirage 2000 and the Rafale, including the Ouragan, Mystère and other Mirage 111.

To fully understand the Artillery of the First Empire one must look back at the development of artillery at the end of the Ancien Regime and the period of the Revolution. This is the aim of this book. It would be a number of centuries and setbacks before the artillery was finally provided with a functioning organization: this was to be the work of Jean-Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval. It is this organization, slowly developed over thirty years by Gribeauval, the inspector of Artillery, which remained more or less in place until 1825 which forms the subject of this book.

Using detailed descriptions and images, each squadron, whether in still in existence or not, is described in detail, not only its history but its insignias, equipment, planes, etc.


The book covers all types of artillery: the equipment developed by gunners at the end of the Ancien Regime, from the Revolution to the First Empire, for both foot and mounted artillery; everything from pontoon builders, garrisons, coast-guards, to many forgotten heroes of the epic Napoleonic era, all described in detail in the profiles and outlines presented here. Two chapters are devoted to artillery transport and crews which, during this period finally reached maturity, “The Age of Regulations”. In 176 pages with close to a thousand images, this volume is a revised, augmented and amended version of other titles on this subject by these authors, both acclaimed enthusiasts of the period.

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Heimdal 2. Panzerdivision en Normandie. Tome 2 Août 1944 Frédéric Deprun $106.00 / 320 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / August 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-437-0

Normandie 1944 Georges Bernage $45.00 / 224 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-2-84048-372-4

This book is the fruit of 40 years research and analysis of eyewitness accounts, both military and civilian, thousands of photographs, researched and analyzed, concerning the Invasion and Battle of Normandy. With over 470 photos, and 73 maps, this publication provides a day by day account of these events from June 6th to August 30th 1944.

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By Fire and Bayonet Grey's West Indies Campaign of 1794 Steve Brown $49.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 12 b/w ills & 8 maps / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91151-260-8

Last Throw of the Dice

Disputed Victory

Bourbaki and Werder in Eastern France 1870-71

Schley, Sampson and the SpanishAmerican War of 1898

Quintin Barry $49.95 / 248 pages / 6 x 9 / c 75 b/w ills, color maps / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-004-5

Quintin Barry $49.95 / 280 pages / 6 x 9 / c 30 b/w photos, maps / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-491-1

Sir Charles Grey was one of the most aggressive British generals of the era and his tactics were removed from the traditional image of the two-deep British line and massed musket volleys. His campaign provided invaluable lessons for the British Army of a later era.

This book recounts the last attempt by the Government of National Defence to reverse the outcome of the Franco-Prussian War, in a desperate attack on German lines of communication in South-Eastern France. For three days, in appalling weather, the French tried to break the German line, but were defeated and the army broken.

In 1898 the United States went to war with Spain. Admiral William T Sampson and Commodore Winfield Scott Schley both played crucial roles in the American victory, and both demanded credit. This book explores the rights and wrongs of those principally involved in the dawn of the American empire.

From Reason to Revolution

From Reason to Revolution

Warfare in the Victorian Age

We are accustomed to do our Duty

The Secret Expedition

The Siege of Lucknow 1857

German Auxiliaries with the British Army 1793-95 Paul Demet $39.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 8pp color ills & c 40 b/w maps, tables & other ills / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-496-6

Britain was totally unprepared for war with France in 1793 and relied on German auxiliaries to fight. Their story is told here for the first time, based on extensive research, together with contemporary accounts.


The AngloRussian Invasion of Holland 1799 Geert van Uythoven

Victorian Warfare in Defeat and Victory

$49.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / c 23 images, 20 photos & 8 color maps / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-020-5

Dr Edward Gosling

In 1799, as part of the Second Coalition against France, an Anglo-Russian army landed in Holland to overthrow the Batavian Republic and to reinstate the Stadtholder William V of Orange. Five major battles were fought between armies of four different nations, with unexpected deeds of heroism and unexpected defeats.

The long nineteenth century saw Britain’s military strength sorely and repeatedly tested, and although many victories were achieved, the road was tumultuous. This book is the story of the Siege of Lucknow, during the Indian Mutiny of 1857-58, seen from a military and civilian perspective.


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Napoleon at Leipzig

Next to Wellington: General Sir George Murray

The Battle of the Nations 1813 George Nafziger $59.95 / 464 pages / 6 x 9 / c 100 b/w ills & c 40 color maps / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-011-3

The Story of a Scottish Soldier and Statesman, Wellington’s Quartermaster General John Harding-Edgar and Rory Muir $49.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / c 16 color images & c 20 b/w images, maps / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-013-7

Based on primary sources, and Murray’s own papers and letters, the book delves beneath the surface of many of the major military and political events of the time, and examines the close military, political, and personal relationship that bound Murray and Wellington together with mutual loyalty and respect.

The author is a four-times great nephew of Sir George Murray. This is his first published work.

From Reason to Revolution

Murat's Army The Army of the Kingdom of Naples 18061815 Digby Smith $39.95 / 128 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 99 color plates, plus supporting b/w images / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-009-0

Known more for the splendor of its uniforms than the achievements of its troops, Naples under Murat nevertheless became a major player on the Italian Peninsula. This book is based around 99 plates from military illustrator Henri Boisselier.

The Battle of Nations 1813 Leipzig dashed the dreams of a French Empire when the armies of Prussia, Russia, Austria, and Sweden converged on Napoleon and his Grande Armée. It was the greatest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, so decisive it would be called the Battle of Nations. Smaller countries like Poland and Saxony seemed to be submerged in the titanic struggle, and the battle shaped Europe for more than a century. This book not only covers this pivotal battle, but also the maneuvers that led up to it and the retreat that followed. The greatest battle of the Napoleonic Wars, and the campaign, are thoroughly studied for the first time in English in Napoleon at Leipzig. George F. Nafziger, PhD, Captain USNR-Ret. earned his BA and MBA at Miami University, Oxford, OH, and his PhD From the Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH. He is a renowned author on the Napoleonic Wars.

Moltke and his Generals A Study in Leadership Quintin Barry POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

When Helmuth von Moltke took over as Chief of the Prussian General Staff, the Prussian army had not fought for more than forty years. This book examines the key relationships between Moltke and his generals, and the rebuilding of the army. It was his ability to rely on these men to that his success ultimately depended.

Digby Smith has been writing books on European and Napoleonic military history since 1973, concentrating mainly on the armies of continental Europe and in particular the many German states.

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Century of the Soldier

The Battle of Poltava 1709 Foundation of the Russian Empire Valerii Alekseevich Moltusov $59.95 / 400 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp color plates, maps, many b/w ills., maps / August 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-487-4

Based on Swedish, Russian and Ukrainian source, this book presents a modern look at the pivotal battle of the Great Northern War. Highly illustrated including speciallycommissioned color artwork and maps, it is a major new study of one of the 18th century’s most important battles.


Helion and Company Wolverhampton Military Studies

Eagles over Husky

Eagles over Husky

The Allied Air Forces in the Sicilian Campaign, 14 May to 17 August 1943

The Allied Air Forces in the Sicilian Campaign, 14 May to 17 August 1943 Alexander Fitzgerald-Black $39.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 b/w images, 4 b/w maps, 10 tables / March 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-494-2

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This is Alexander Fitzgerald-Black’s first book. He has a Master of Arts in Military History from the University of New Brunswick and is a Master of Arts in Public History candidate at the University of Western Ontario, and has done extensive research on Allied air power.

The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. 25 Years in FrontLine Modern Conflict Michael Scott and Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark $59.95 / 284 pages / 9.75 x 6.75 / 44 color photos, 4 maps / Currently Available / hardback / 978-1-91217-424-9

Tigers at War is the remarkable story of the infantrymen of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, the Tigers by nickname, who, since the end of the Cold War and fall of the Iron Curtain, have served on the front line in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as the many small wars and brush fires across Africa, Asia, and Europe.


A History of the 50th Northumbrian Division 1939 to September 1942 B.S. Barnes

In the summer of 1943, the United Nations began Operation HUSKY, the invasion of Sicily. The Eagles over HUSKY – the airmen of the Allied air forces – played a crucial role in the assault. The Luftwaffe and Regia Aeronautica provided a significant part of the Axis defense force intending to throw the Allies back into the sea. The Allied air forces foiled this effort and inflicted losses on a German Air Force badly needed on other fronts. The air war brought pressure on the Italian state to denounce Fascism and join the Allied side. This is a crucial story that has been relatively unexamined by historians, who tend to focus on army matters.

Tigers at War

50th at Bay - The Years of Defeat

$37.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / c 90 b/w photos, maps / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-482-9

This is an oral history of the 50th Northumbrian Division from 1939 to September 1942. This study adds comprehensively to our knowledge of WW2. It reveals the views of the men involved throw a bright light on what it was really like to fight in an elite infantry division and covers vents that have not been studied in detail before showing the horrors men endured for years if they survived. Here, the text, illustrations and period maps come together to form a clear view of what the 50th Division really did in those terrible times as seen through the eyes of the survivors. Barrie Barnes has been interviewing veterans in the 80s and 90s and all of their accounts appear in his books. This is his seventh book.

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Mexicans at War Mexican Military Aviation in the Second World War 1941-1945 Santiago A. Flores $39.95 / 176 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 200+ ills, 3 maps, 15 aircraft profiles / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-006-9

This book introduces the reader to an unknown ally of the Second World War. Few people remember that Mexico, like Brazil, took an active part in that conflict. This volume covers Mexican participation in the Second World War for the first time using photos, documents and testimony from official and personal archives. Included are previously unpublished photographs and color profiles showing camouflage and markings.

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Get Tough Stay Tough Shaping the Canadian Corps 1914-1918 Kenneth Radley $37.95 / 424 pages / 6 x 9 / September 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-473-7

This book rigorously analyses some of the elements that made the Canadian Corps effective and formidable. The approach taken tracks discipline and morale as these were conceived and established within the corps and then details their respective application and development and their influence and impact upon fighting performance.

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Showdown in Western Sahara

Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars. Volume 1

Ethiopian-Eritrean Wars. Volume 2

Air Warfare over the Last African Colony, 1957-1991

Eritrean War of Independence, 19611988

Eritrean War of Independence, 19881991 & Badme War, 1998-2001

Tom Cooper and Albert Grandolini

Adrien Fontanellaz and Tom Cooper

Adrien Fontanellaz and Tom Cooper

$29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 color profiles / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-035-9

$29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 color profiles / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-029-8

$29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 color profiles / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-030-4

Amid growing resistance from natives and increasing international pressure, Spain withdrew from Spanish Sahara in 1975. Almost immediately, a major war erupted as Sahrawi nationalists – organized by the POLISARIO front – engaged in guerrilla warfare against Moroccan armed forces deployed to secure the northern part of the country, and Mauritanian forces deployed in the south.

Ethiopia, a country of ancient origins in eastern Africa, remains a military powerhouse of that continent until our days. Nowadays involved in the war in neighboring Somalia, Ethiopia was also involved in half a dozen of other armed conflicts over the last 60 years.

Warfare in Western Sahara has in many ways become exemplary for modern-day counterinsurgency efforts in Africa and elsewhere. This is so in regards of this conflict being mis-declared as a part of some larger, external conflict – like the Cold War – and in regards of the concept of an insurgency applying motorized forces to deliver often spectacular ‘hitand-run’ attacks. Illustrated by over 100 photographs, dozens of maps and color profiles, Showdown in Western Sahara offers a fascinating study of the military aspects of this conflict, its strategy, tactics and experiences with different weapons systems.

Crucial between these was the Eritrean War of Independence. Fought 1961-1991, this was one of biggest armed conflicts on the African continent, especially if measured by numbers of involved combatants. It included a wide spectrum of operations, from ‘classic’ counterinsurgency (COIN) to conventional warfare in mountains – with the latter being one of the most complex and most demanding undertakings possible to conduct by a military force. Campaigns run during the Eritrean War of Independence often included large formations of relatively well-equipped forces, led by well-trained commanders, along well-thoughtout plans, based on homegrown doctrine. The air power played a crucial – although not necessarily decisive – role in many of battles. Nevertheless, most of details about this conflict remain unknown in the wider public. Similarly, relatively few Western observers are aware of relations between the Eritrean liberation movements, and various dissident and insurgent movements inside Ethiopia – although the synergy of these eventually led the downfall of the so-called Derg government, in 1991. The first volume in this mini-series spanned the history of wars between Ethiopia and Eritrea between 1961 and 1988, and the second covers the period since. Both are illustrated by many contemporary photographs, maps and color profiles.

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Air War Over the Putumayo

Chile 1973. The Other 9/11

Colombian and Peruvian air operations during the 19321933 conflict

The Downfall of Salvador Allende David Francois

Amaru Tincopa and Santaigo Rivas $29.95 / 96 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 220 photos, color profiles / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-023-6

$29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 b/w photos, 12 color photos, 12 color profiles / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-495-9

During 1932, the occupation of the Colombian towns of Leticia and Tarapacá by Peruvian troops and civilians, in the Amazon region, led to a conflict that almost ended in a total war between both countries. Aviation played an important role on both sides, due to the complicated jungle environment, which makes any land movements almost impossible. After some ground and air combats, a ceasefire was agreed and the conflict was resolved. But the war over the Putumayo area became the baptism of fire for the Peruvian and Colombian air forces. This book is supported by a large number of rare and previously unpublished images, and specially commissioned color profiles showing camouflage and markings.

Starting with an in-depth study of the Chilean military, paramilitary forces and different leftist movements in particular, this volume traces the history of the buildup and the ultimate clash during the coup of 11 September 1973. Providing minute details about the motivation, organization and equipment of all involved parties, it also explains why the Chilean military not only launched the coup but also imposed itself in power, and how the leftist movements reacted. Illustrated with over 100 photographs, color profiles, and maps describing the equipment, colors, markings and tactics of the Chilean military and its opponents, it is a unique study into a well-known yet much understudied aspect of Latin America’s military history.

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Middle East@War

Iraqi Mirages

MiG-23 Flogger in the Middle East

Mirage F.1 in Service with Iraqi Air Force, 1981-2003

Mikoyan i Gurevich MiG-23 in Service in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya and Syria, 1973 until Today

Tom Cooper $29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 b/w photos, 12 color photos, 18 color profiles, 6-8 maps / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-031-1

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Originally envisaged as a privately funded project for a possible future NATO-fighter, the Dassault Mirage F.1 evolved into one of the most aesthetically attractive and commercially most successful combat aircraft of the 1970s and 1980s. At first acquired as a ‘pure’ interceptor, before long the Mirage F.1 in Iraqi service proved a highly capable multi-role platform aircraft, and was widely deployed not only for ground attack but also anti-shipping purposes, as an aerial tanker, and for delivering long-range pinpoint attacks. Illustrated with over 120 photographs and many color profiles, this book provides a unique, single point of reference on camouflage, markings, and armament configurations of Mirage F.1s in Iraqi service.

$29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 b/w photos, 12 color photos, 18 color profiles, 6-8 maps / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-032-8

Following a protracted research and development phase, Mikoyan Gurevich’s MiG-23 finally entered service with the former Soviet Air Force in the early 1970s. This is a detailed history of the operational service of this Soviet-manufactured interceptor and its fighter-bomber variants in service with Algerian, Egyptian, Iraqi, Libyan, and Syrian air forces, since 1974. Illustrated with over 110 photographs – many of these never published before –color profiles and a dozen maps, this volume provides a unique point of reference, revealing much detail about camouflage patterns, unit insignia and aircraft markings.

Tom Cooper is a specialist in Middle Eastern air forces. He is the author of more than 30 books and many more article as we as a regular correspondent for multiple defense-related publications.


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Fury from the North

Paradise Afire. Volume 1

North Korean Air Force in the Korean War, 1950-1953 Douglas C. Dildy $29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 120 photos, 15-18 color profiles, 3 maps / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-033-5

This is a story of the genesis of the Korean People’s Air Force. Building a modern, effective air force was always a daunting undertaking – even in the late 1940s when there was abundance of combat aircraft left over from the World War II. Nevertheless, the communist government of North Korea and its airmen never stopped trying. Surprisingly, especially for a military service of a staunchly communist and underdeveloped country of the 1940s, it was greatly bolstered by efforts of a single wealthy man that provided installations necessary for education of future pilots and ground personnel. Douglas C. Dildy retired from the US Air Force after 26 years of service. He has written a dozen of books on aerial warfare and is a feature writer for Aviation Classics, an associate editor of Logbook and a regular contributor to the Small Air Forces Observer magazine. He lives in Albuquerque, NM.

The Sri Lankan War, 19711987 Adrien Fontanellaz and Tom Cooper $29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 color profiles / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-034-2

When released into independence from Great Britain in 1948, the stunningly beautiful island of Ceylon, renamed Sri Lanka in 1972, was expected to become a sort of ‘South Asian Singapore.’ However, stable political order and bright economic prospects proved insufficient to maintain peace. A host of unsolved ethnic conflicts and social inequalities conspired to erupt into an armed conflict in 1971. Relying on extensive studies of the Sri Lankan War with the help of firsthand sources, official documentation and publications from all of involved parties, this volume provides an in-depth and particularly detailed account of military operations during the first 16 years of this war.

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Target Saigon. Volume 2

Target Saigon. Volume 3

The Fall of South Vietnam: The Beginning of the End, January 1974 – March 1975

The Final Collapse, March April 1975

Albert Grandolini $29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 150 photos, 5 maps, 18 color profiles / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91151-292-9

Drawing on a wide range of Vietnamese-language sources, the author presents a detailed account of the continuing efforts of North Vietnam to invade the South. A year after the Paris peace accord had been signed, on 17 January 1973, peace had not been settled in Vietnam. During that period, the North Vietnamese continued their attacks now that the United States had pulled out completely their forces, with the definitive conquest of South Vietnam as the goal. Included are a large number of previously unpublished photographs, and color profiles for modelers.

Albert Grandolini $29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 150 photos, 5 maps, 18 profiles / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-019-9

The third volume in this series describes the final communist offensive against South Vietnam. The decision of President Nguyen Van Thieu to evacuate the Central Highlands spread panic among the population and the armed forces. This volume details the disastrous evacuation of Hue and Da Nang, as well as the delaying fighting in the central coastal area. However, around Saigon, the remaining cornered South Vietnamese divisions offered a heroic resistance, although it was now too late. This volume is supported by a large number of previously unpublished photographs, color maps and color profiles showing camouflage and markings of tanks and aircraft.

Military Historian and aviation journalist, Albert Grandolini was born in Vietnam. His primary research focus is on contemporary conflicts in general and particularly on military history of Asia. He is the author multiple books on Vietnam.

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Century of the Soldier

Muscovy's Soldiers

The Battle of Glenshiel

The Emergence of the Russian Army 1462-1689

The Jacobite Rising in 1719 Jonathan Worton

Michael Fredholm von Essen $32.95 / 136 pages / 9.75 x 7 / 50+ b/w ills & 8pp color plates & maps / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-010-6

$39.95 / 204 pages / 6 x 9 / c 60 maps, photos, paintings & specially commissioned reconstruction artwork. Includes 8pp color section / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-497-3

The book describes and analyses the emergence of the early modern Russian army, before the military reforms introduced by Tsar Peter the Great brought it in line with developments in Western Europe.

This book takes a new and long overdue view of the Battle of Glenshiel. The background and course of the rising is considered in detail, making use of published and archival sources to reconstruct the likely course of events.

Century of the Soldier

From Reason to Revolution

The Swedish Army of the Great Northern War, 1700-1721

“Men who are Determined to be Free” The American Assault on Stony Point, 15 July 1779

Lars Ericson Wolke

David C. Bonk

$32.95 / 88 pages / 7 x 9.75 / c 75 color & b/w ills, 10 maps / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-018-2

$29.95 / 104 pages / 7 x 10 / c 15 b/w ills, 8pp color plates, 8 b/w maps / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-484-3

The book describes the development of the Swedish Army during the Great Northern War, 1700-1721.

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The Battle of the White Mountain and the Bohemian Revolt, 1618-1622 Laurence Spring $39.95 / 160 pages / 7 x 9.75 / c 50 color & b/w ills, maps / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-022-9

This book looks not only at the battle of the White Mountain, but also the campaigns and events leading up to the battle.


This is the story of the 1779 American Revolutionary War campaign leading up to the American assault and capture of Stony Point, NY.

From Reason to Revolution

From Reason to Revolution

Between Scylla and Charybdis

Narrative of the Eventful Life of Thomas Jackson

The Army of Elector Frederick August II of Saxony, 1733-1763. Volume I: Staff and Cavalry Marco Pagan and Franco Saudelli $32.95 / 124 pages / 7 x 9.75 / 8pp color section, c 50 b/w ills, maps & tables / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-489-8

Lavishly illustrated by Franco Saudelli, the volume shows the elegance of the Saxon Army, misjudged by Frederick II of Prussia as “weak”.

Militiaman and Coldstream Sergeant, 1803-15 Thomas Jackson and Eamonn O'Keeffe $39.95 / 132 pages / 6 x 9 / c 12 b/w ills / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-012-0

Thomas Jackson’s autobiography provides a colorful account of his experiences as a militiaman, Coldstreamer, and Chelsea pensioner.

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Battle for Britain

Wargame: Castle Assault

Wargame: The Jacobite '45

Sieges and Battles Edward I to Bannockburn

Peter Dennis and Andy Callan

Peter Dennis and Andy Callan $19.95 / 48 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / color artwork throughout / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-485-0

The Scottish and Welsh wars of Edward the first and second up to the Battle of Bannockburn, with barded knights, Scots schiltrons and wild Welsh archers fighting again for freedom. Featuring an extensive castle model with a siege assault force and a siege game included in the rules.

$19.95 / 48 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / color artwork throughout / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-486-7

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites try again to restore the Stuart monarchy and overthrow the redcoat army of the Hanoverian King. Highlanders, lowlanders and all the panoply of the British army can take to the field once more in this, the final title of the series.

Peter Dennis is a freelance illustrator, mostly working on historical subjects, notably in recent years for Osprey in the UK, and for various wargame figure manufacturers in the form of box art. He has played with toy soldiers in one way or another for most of his life, and his work and hobby come together in this paper soldier revival project.

Fleets in Profile

Century of the Soldier

The Battle of Trafalgar 1805

The New Model Army: A Military Handbook

Profile Models of Every Ship in Both Fleets Florian Richter and Peter Dennis $19.95 / 48 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 24pp color artwork, including dozens of ships / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-481-2

In the first of a potential new series Florian Richter presents color profile models of every ship on both sides in this epic battle. In a change to previous paper soldier titles, these ships can be cut straight out of the book to create the British, French and Spanish fleets.

Florian Richter grew up in Germany, where wargaming is more unusual even than in Britain or the US. His interest in Roman and Napoleonic military history led him to build his own paper and coin armies before he discovered that wargaming was a real hobby.

The New Model Army: A Military Handbook A Guide to Regiments, Uniforms, Flags, Equipment & Arms

A Guide to Regiments, Uniforms, Flags, Equipment & Arms Stephen Ede-Borrett $32.95 / 104 pages / 7 x 9.75 / c 50 b/w ills, maps, 8pp color plates / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-024-3

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In the last few years there have been many studies of the New Model Army’s campaigns, its origins, its politics and even its political beliefs. However there has been no full-length study of the military aspects of the New Model Army since that by C H Firth in the last years of the 19th Century! Using up to date research the author looks at the military aspects of England’s first standing Army. How it was organized, armed, uniformed and equipped; how it was drilled, organized and fought, what its flags looked like and who commanded it. An invaluable guide for historians, reenactors and wargamers.

Stephen Ede-Borrett is the Honorary Chairman of The Pike and Shot Society. He has written a number of books on the armies of the seventeenth century.

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With Marshal Foch A British General at Allied Supreme Headquarters April-November 1918

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Lieutenant-General Sir John Philip Du Cane G.C.B. and Elizabeth Greenhalgh $49.95 / 200 pages / 6 x 9 / c 5 b/w photos, maps / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-493-5

A previously unpublished first-person account of high-level Allied decision making during the crisis year of the First World War, this book offers insightful perspectives on the celebrated French architect of victory. It includes an extended introduction by editor and translator Elizabeth Greenhalgh.

Lessons from the Mud 55th (West Lancashire) Division at the Third Battle of Ypres Paul Knight $59.95 / 424 pages / 6 x 9 / 25 b/w maps, 12 photos / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-005-2

First World War generals and their Staff Officers have a reputation for failing to comprehend the conditions their men were fighting in. This book destroys the popular impression of generals unaware of conditions in the trenches and incapable of developing tactics to break the slaughter of trench warfare.

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Those Bloody Kilts The Highland Soldier in the Great War Thomas Greenshields $49.95 / 408 pages / 6 x 9 / c 25 b/w photos, c 25 color ills, 1 color diag, 15pp tables / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-026-7

The book is the first to examine comprehensively the experience of the Highland soldier in the Great War, seeking the truth behind the myths. It does not deal with the operational history, but with the life and character of the Highland soldier.

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Glum Heroes

Attack on the Somme

Logistics and the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front 1914-1918

Hardship, Fear and Death Resilience and Coping in the British Army on the Western Front 1914-1919

1st Anzac Corps and the Battle of Pozières Ridge, 1916

Clem Maginniss

Peter Hodgkinson

$59.95 / 376 pages / 6 x 9 / c 50 photos, 10 maps, 3 diags, 38 tables / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-017-5

$32.95 / 296 pages / 6 x 9 / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-474-4

An Unappreciated Field of Endeavour

This is not a comprehensive examination of British Expeditionary Force (BEF) logistics on the Western Front, nor indeed a short history. It is a penetrating and refreshing analysis of the contribution of military and commercial logistics to the operations of the BEF on the Western Front. It brings their important work to life, whilst assessing the significant aspects and identifying relevant lessons for military logistics in the 21st Century.


Our vision of the soldier of the Great War is often clouded by sentimentality. ‘Glum Heroes’ is a portrayal of how the soldiers of 1914-1918 coped with their experiences. Using their own words, the book considers coping from both the standpoint of psychological theory that has stood the test of time, but more importantly, in the context of the cultural norms of those born into the Victorian era.

Meleah Hampton $32.95 / 232 pages / 6 x 9 / 37 maps, 25 photos / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-464-5

The Battle of Pozières Ridge lasted six weeks. In that time the 1st Anzac Corps advanced the British line just over a mile and a half in a northwesterly direction. During this period of time the three divisions of 1st Anzac Corps rotated in and out of the line twice. At its conclusion, the fighting around Pozières and Mouquet Farm had yielded very modest territorial gains at an enormous casualty rate.

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A Battle Too Far

A Comprehensive Guide to the Battlefields. Part 1: Arras South

Arras 1917 Don Farr $49.95 / 344 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp color maps, several sketch maps interposed within the text, some b/w photos / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-492-8

Jim Smithson and Tim Wright $32.95 / 304 pages / 5.75 x 8.25 / c 70 color ills & 40 maps (c 37 color & 3 b/w) / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-483-6

Arras is known by some as the forgotten battle, because of this it’s not one of the most written about or visited First World War areas on the Western Front; in fact, it lacks the general awareness levels when compared to the iconic battlefields of the Somme or Passchendaele. Nevertheless, The Arras battlefields hold much to interest both the seasoned and curious visitor alike, with many visual reminders of the war over 100 years on. This guide is designed to both educate and guide the visitor around four years of conflict that the city of Arras and its surrounding area endured. Organized geographically in sectors to aid the visitor, all the major engagements of the war in the Arras area are described and locations chosen to enable the visitor to gain a greater understanding of the battle.

Hell in the Trenches AustroHungarian Stormtroopers and Italian Arditi in the Great War Paolo Morisi $39.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9 / 100 photos & 8 maps / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-498-0

This is the first account in English of a much-overlooked, but important, First World War battlefront located in the Italian Alps. Not well known in the West, the battles of the Italian Front were equally as violent and ferocious as those in the Western Front. The author’s account includes the main operations and battle tactics of the special assault detachments such as the Italian Arditi units and the Austro-Hungarian storm troopers.

Sandwiched between the betterknown Battles of the Somme and Passchendaele, the Battle of Arras has scarcely received the attention it deserves. The author examines in some detail the political, military and inter-allied aspects of the lead up to the Battle. He has then looked closely at the BEF and French plans and operations within the framework of the Battle of Arras and the Second Battle of the Aisne (Chemin des Dames). He evaluates the performances of the involved Allied armies and their leaders. Finally he looks at their careers and lives following the events of April-May 1917.

Don Farr is the author of four books on World War One.

Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal The Story of the Victoria Rifles of Canada 60th Battalion in the First World War Richard R. Pyves $49.95 / 320 pages / 6 x 9 / 215 photos, 16 maps, 4 charts, 5 tables / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-028-1

This book is a microcosm of the countless sad, heroic, and everyday experiences of Canadian battalions that fought in the European theater. It provides an intimate portrayal of life in the trenches and the destructive emotional impact of war from a soldier’s viewpoint.

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Miles Barne's Diary A Suffolk Countryman at War 1915-1917 Randall Nicol $39.95 / 248 pages / 6 x 9 / c 32 b/w & color ills in 16pp section, 4 b/w maps / August 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-007-6

Miles Barne, then aged forty one, who lived at Sotterley, Suffolk, rejoined the Scots Guards in June 1915. He began his Diary on 23 July as he left for the Western Front and, apart from when on leave, recorded life with the 1st Battalion Scots Guards almost every day in the most straightforward, but vivid, way. This book is a very human, closely observed infantry officer’s account of his two years on the Western Front.


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At All Costs

The Battle of the Sambre: 4

The British Army on the Western

November 1918

Front 1916

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Decisive Victory

Courage Without Glory

At All Costs

The Battle of the Sambre: 4 November 1918

The British Army on the Western Front 1915

The British Army on the Western Front 1916

Derek Clayton

Spencer Jones

Spencer Jones

$49.95 / 280 pages / 6 x 9 / 18 color & 25 b/w photos, 23 maps (2 sketch & 21 color), 3 diags, 1 color painting, 3 tables / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-490-4

$49.95 / 464 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 color maps, 15 b/w ills / September 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-411-9

$49.95 / 424 pages / 6 x 9 / c 50 ills & 16 maps / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-488-1

The Battle of the Sambre, 4 November 1918, was a decisive British victory. The battle has, however, been largely neglected by historians: it was the last large-scale, set-piece battle fought by the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front: the Armistice was only one week away. Seven Victoria Crosses were won and the poet Wilfred Owen was killed in action. This is the only book devoted solely to this battle and includes original, bespoke, color maps covering every inch of the battlefield. The work analyses the battle at the operational and tactical levels: the BEF was no longer striving for a breakthrough – sequential ‘bite and hold’ was now the accepted method of advance. Dr Clayton’s analysis places the battle into its wider strategic context and reaches important, new conclusions.

Derek Clayton is a member of the Western Front Association and has written multiple books on World War One. He lives in Worcestershire, UK.


The year 1915 was one of unprecedented challenges for the British Army. Short of manpower, firepower and experience, the army needed time to adapt before it could hope to overcome the formidable German defenses of the Western Front. Yet the insistent demands of coalition warfare required immediate and repeated action. This book offers a fresh and insightful evaluation of the experience of the British Army through a series of thematic essays examining the strategic, operational, tactical and logistical problems that shaped the fighting. Within these pages are assessments of broad topics such as the performance of British high command, the ‘Shell Scandal’ and the development of the Royal Flying Corps, as well as a thorough selection of battle studies which cast new light on engagements such as Neuve Chapelle, Second Ypres, Festubert and Loos. Special attention is placed on the composite nature of the British Army, with chapters examining Canadian, Indian, Regular and Territorial unit experience.

1916 was a pivotal year for the British Army. It was a year of intense combat that was defined by the Battle of the Somme and the appalling casualties of the 1st July 1916. Yet it was also the year in which the British Army began to master industrial warfare and the tide of the war began to turn in favor of the Allies. This book brings together leading scholars of the First World War to examine the experience of the British Army in this controversial year. It includes essays which consider Britain’s grand strategy, the role of key commanders, intelligence gathering, the development of logistics and the performance of Dominion forces, as well as offering a thorough examination of the nature of the fighting at the Battle of the Somme and beyond. Drawing upon the latest research, this book provides many valuable new insights and marks a major contribution to our understanding of the Battle of the Somme and the British Army of the First World War.

Dr Spencer Jones lectures at the Centre for First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham and at the History, Politics & War Studies department at the University of Wolverhampton.

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Moscow's Game of Poker

Opening the Black Box

Russian Military Intervention in Syria, 2015-2017

The Turkish Military Before and After July 2016

A Tribal Conflict in Nigeria That Left a Million Dead

Tom Cooper

Metin Gurcan

$29.95 / 88 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 photographs; 18 color profiles, 6 maps / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-037-3

$29.95 / 196 pages / 6 x 9 / 26 ills / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-015-1

In August 2015, the government of the Russian Federation embarked its military forces on an intervention in Syria. Ever since, there is no end of discussions about Russian military capabilities and intentions – in Syria and beyond. Illustrated by over 130 photographs, maps and color profiles, ‘Moscow’s Game of Poker’ provides a clear outline of the participants in this extremely complex conflict, and areas it impacts. It is a unique and in-depth study of Moscow’s political aims, strategy, doctrine, target selection process, military technology and tactics, day-by-day operations, and the way the Russian Federation cooperates with diverse local allies. This story is told in combination with an exclusive insight into the similar campaign run by what is left of the Syrian Arab Air Force.

Tom Cooper is a specialist in Middle Eastern air forces. He is the author of more than 30 books and many more article as we as a regular correspondent for multiple defense-related publications.

This book is the first ever attempt to open the black box of the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) with empirical and qualitative scholarly insights. In it the author draws on his 20 yearlong insider experience within the Turkish military (both on the field and at the strategic corridors of the Turkish General Staff) It compares and contrasts the pre-July 15 Turkish and post-July 15 TAF in terms of its institutional setting and aims to address the impact of July 15 Military Uprising on the nature of the Turkish Civil-Military Relations. With its eclectic theoretical design and multi-method approach, this book provides a sound research design on how to study modern militaries of the world that have complex institutional settings, framework of values, norms and rituals.

Dr. Metin Gurcan was in the Turkish Special Forces between 2000-2008 served in southeastern Turkey, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo and northern Iraq. Having been published extensively in Turkish and foreign academic journals, this is his third book. He lives in Turkey.

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Al J. Venter $39.95 / 320 pages / 6 x 9 / 100 b/w and color photos, 4 maps / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-472-0

Almost half a century has passed since the Nigerian Civil War ended. But memories die hard, because a million or more people perished in that internecine struggle, the majority women and children, who were starved to death. Biafra’s war was modern Africa’s first extended conflict. It lasted almost three years and was based largely on ethnic, by inference, tribal grounds. It involved, on the one side, a largely Christian or animist southeastern quadrant of Nigeria which called itself Biafra, pitted militarily against the country’s more populous and preponderant Islamic north. These divisions – almost always brutal – persist. Not a week goes by without reports coming in of Christian communities or individuals persecuted by Islamic zealots. This book is an important contribution towards understanding Nigeria’s ethnic divisions, which are no better today than they were then. Al J. Venter has been an international war correspondent for nearly thirty years, primarily for the Jane’s Information Group. He has also produced documentary television films on subjects from the wars in Africa and Afghanistan to shark hunting off the Cape of Good Hope. He is the author of many books.


Helion and Company Days of Battle

Tomb of the Panzerwaffe

Armoured Operations North of the River Danube, Hungary 1944-45

The Defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army in Hungary 1945

Norbert Számvéber

Aleksei Isaev, Maksim Kolomiets and Stuart Britton

$37.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 24 b/w photos, 16 color maps / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-426-3

Days of Battle describes a hitherto neglected part of the military history of Hungary during World War II. Dr Norbert Számvéber presents detailed accounts of four important clashes of German-Hungarian and Soviet armor north of the river Danube, in the southern territory of the historical Upper Hungary (part of Hungary between 1938 and 1945, at the present time now part of Slovakia) in three separate studies. The first is an account of the battle between the Ipoly and Garam rivers during the second half of December 1944. The second study is about the fierce tank battle of Komárom, fought between the 6-22 January 1945. The third part of the book describes the combat during the German Operation “Südwind” in February 1945 and the Soviet attack launched in the direction of Bratislava in March 1945.

$29.95 / 200 pages / 6 x 9 / 120 b/w photos and 4 pages of color maps / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-454-6

In this book, penned by two leading Russian military historians, the defeat of the Sixth SS Panzer Army in Hungary in 1945 is described and analyzed for the first time using data from both Soviet and German archives. It focuses not only on Operation Spring Awakening, but also describes the preceding Konrad offensives conducted by the Germans in the effort to come to the aid of the encircled and desperate German and fascist Hungarian defenders of Budapest. This edition is lavishly illustrated with over a hundred rare photographs of destroyed or disabled German armor taken shortly after the battle by a Soviet inspection team, besides other photographs and specially commissioned color maps.

Demolishing the Myth

Magyar Warriors. Volume 1

The Tank Battle at Prokhorovka, Kursk, July 1943: An Operational Narrative

The History of the Royal Hungarian Armed Forces 1919-1945 Dénes Bernád and Charles K. Kliment

Valeriy Zamulin and Stuart Britton

$59.95 / 404 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 550 b/w photos, 43 tables, 13 maps / September 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-416-4

$49.95 / 664 pages / 6 x 9 / 180 b/w photos, 8 pages of color maps / September 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-435-5

Examining the battle from primarily the Soviet side, Zamulin reveals the real costs and real achievements of the Red Army at Kursk. He examines mistaken deployments and faulty decisions that hampered the Voronezh Front’s efforts to contain the Fourth Panzer Army’s assault, and the valiant, self-sacrificial fighting of the Red Army’s soldiers and junior officers as they sought to slow the German advance. Illustrated with numerous maps and photographs, and supplemented with extensive tables of data, Zamulin’s book further demolishes many of the myths and legends that grew up around this battle.

This comprehensive reference, to be published in two volumes, and the fruit of over twenty years of meticulous research, strives to provide a complete picture of the Hungarian armed forces between the years 1919-1945. This, the first volume, contains approximately 550 photographs, many previously unpublished, as well as numerous tables and maps of the various campaigns. The authors drew on official Hungarian and German archives, and a multitude of private sources, both from individuals living in Hungary and Hungarian émigrés from the Western Diaspora. The result of this Herculean effort is a two-volume series destined to be the reference work on the topic.

Valeriy Zamulin is a leading expert on the battle of Kursk. Stuart Britton is a translator who resides in Cedar Rapids, IA.


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FFrom CCherkassy h k tto th the h Pacific Ocean The Combat History of the 6th Guards Tank Army. Volume 1: JanuaryOctober 1944 Igor Nebolsin POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

This new study provides an end to end combat history of the Soviet 6th Guards Tank Army from its formation in January 1944 till the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945 and capitulation of Japan in September 1945. The 6th TA had its combat baptism at Cherkassy (Korsun) in January-February 1944 where it first played an important role in encircling units of German XI and XLII Army Corps’. The day by day coverage of events, honest views of the Soviet & German commanders, statistical data from both Russian and German viewpoints, and the ‘human element’ based on the exciting firsthand recollections of Soviet tank officers all make this study an incredibly valuable source of information. The text is fully supported by specially-commissioned color maps and an extensive selection of photographs, many from private collections.

t li ' Armored A d FFist it SStalin’s t li ’ FFavorite. it VVolume l 1: SStalin's The Combat History of the 1st Guards January 1943-June 1944 Tank Army. Volume 1: January 1943 to The Combat History of the 2nd Guards Tank Army from Kursk to Berlin Igor Nebolsin $44.95 / 504 pages / 6 x 9 / 250 b/w photos, 24 pages of color maps and 70 tables / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-479-9

This is the first detailed combat history of any Soviet unit available in the English language. The 2nd Tank Army was not an ordinary force; by 1945 it was an elite Guards formation which played a decisive role in the Soviet offensive operations of that year and whose tanks were the first to enter Berlin’s streets. The Army commander, Colonel-General Semen Bogdanov, became a Marshal of Armored Troops and was promoted to the position of Chief Commander of all armored and tank units of the USSR shortly after the war, and remained in this position until 1953. 2nd Guards Tank Army remained in Germany until 1993, a period of 48 years. This study is based on the rarely available operational documents of the Army from the Central Archives of the Russian Defense Ministry and provides an analysis of every battle it fought in World War II. The text is fully supported by specially commissioned color maps and an extensive selection of photographs, many from private collections in Russia.

May 1944 Igor Nebolsin $79.95 / 552 pages / 6 x 9 / c 400 b/w photos, 16pp color maps / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-000-7

This study provides end to end combat history of the Soviet 1st Guards Tank Army from its formation in January 1943 till the fall of Berlin in May 1945. 1ST Guards Tank Army represented true elite of the Soviet Tank Forces and its backbone - the 1st Guards Tank Brigade the first in the Red Army was elevate to the Guards title. The first volume covers Kursk – Citadel South, Belgorod, Kazatin (including German operation Watutin), Proskurov (Hube Pocket) till May 1944. The day by day coverage of events, honest views of the Soviet & German commanders, statistical data from both Russian and German viewpoints, and the ‘human element’ based on the exciting firsthand recollections of Soviet tank officers all make this study an incredibly valuable source of information. The text is fully supported by specially-commissioned color maps and an extensive selection of photographs, many from private collections.

Igor Nebolsin is the author of three documentary monographs and other publications on military history.

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In the Shadow of Zitadelle

Vyborg 1944

The Battles on the Mius Front 1943

The Last Soviet-Finnish Campaign on the Eastern Front

Alexei Isaev and Stuart Britton $44.95 / 160 pages / 6 x 9 / 60 b/w photos, 3 b/w maps / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-008-3

The Mius Front was a strong defensive line created by the Germans in the autumn of 1941 along the river of the same name. The area was the scene of fierce fighting through much of the winter, spring and summer of 1941-42, as the Soviets attempted to break through, albeit unsuccessfully. However, in the summer of 1943, in an enormous strategic offensive overshadowed in Western literature by Operation Citadel, the Soviets launched a successful attack that penetrated the German defenses. This overlooked operation is described in detail by Alexei Isaev, using both Russian and German sources. The text is supported by a large number of photographs of the armored forces involved, as well as specially commissioned maps.

Aleksei Isaev has written approximately 20 books on the history of the Eastern Front in the Second World War. He has been an academic scholar in the Russian Ministry of Defense’s Institute of Military History. Stuart Britton is a translator who resides in Cedar Rapids, IA.


Bair Irincheev $44.95 / 176 pages / 6 x 9 / c 75 b/w photos, color maps / August 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-027-4

The war between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1941-44 is much less known in the West and in Russia than the Winter War 1939-40. For Finland the Continuation War is one of cornerstones of national identity. The Vyborg offensive, the battle that ended this war, is described very differently in Russian and Finnish literature. This book attempts to provide an extensive description of the buildup and course of the battle as well as the diplomatic games that lay behind it, including role of the Tehran Conference between the Allies. The book covers all the main battlefields of the Vyborg offensive. The author tries to give credit to simple soldiers on both sides and provides not only statistics but also recollections and memories of men who were there. Extensive archival research in Russia and Finland was undertaken, as well as numerous trips to the actual battlefields that lie less than 100 miles north from Saint Petersburg. The book includes photos and maps of the operations. Bair Irincheev specializes in wars between the USSR and Finland in the 20th century. His previous publications cover the Winter War, Finnish fortifications and history of the Karelian Isthmus and Vyborg. He also runs a war museum in Vyborg.

Panzers in the Defence of Festung Posen 1945 Maciej Karalus and Jaroslaw Jerzak $29.95 / 96 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 16 color photos, 61 b/w photos, 11 b/w maps, 8 tables / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-016-8

This is the first book published in English to describe the bitter battle for Festung Poznań in 1945. That Polish city, occupied by the Nazis since almost the very beginning of the Second World War in 1939, was declared a fortress (Festung) on January 20, 1945, and for the whole month it saw heavy fighting between Wehrmacht and Waffen SS troops and the Red Army advancing directly towards Berlin. Among the garrison of the fortress a special part was played by a small heavy Panzer unit which possessed just one Tiger tank, two Panthers, one Panzer IV and a handful of Sturmgeschütze. Despite the difficulty and sparsity of sources, the authors were able to acquire an impressive wealth of information and memoirs, as well as rich iconography. This is the first book in English that allows the reader to follow the street fighting in Poznań through the eyes of the Wehrmacht soldiers, documenting the story of the German armored forces engaged in the battles for the city.

Maciej Karalus is a passionate and independent researcher of World War II history, and particularly of the battle for Festung Poznań in 1945. Jarosław Jerzak is a member of the Festung Poznań Aficionados Association.

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The Red Army’s Forcing of the East Wall, September-December 1943

Kursk 1943

Defense, Occupation, Resistance and Liberation

Richard Harrison $79.95 / 272 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 3 maps / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91217-417-1

This book details a critical period in the Red Army’s advance along the southwest strategic direction during the general offensive that followed the fighting in the area of the Kursk salient in July-August 1943. The Germans, who were now on the strategic defensive in the East, sought to fall back and consolidate their front along the line of the Dnepr River. The Red Army’s success in overturning these expectations along this particularly important sector is the subject of this study. This is a composite work based upon three studies carried out by the Red Army General Staff’s militaryhistorical directorate, which was charged with collecting and analyzing the war’s experience. The first is a lengthy internal document, dating from 1946, which was eventually published in Russia in 2007. Two short articles from another publication round out the collection.

Richard W. Harrison has taught Russian History and Military History at college and university level - most recently at the US Military Academy at West Point. He is the author of multiple books and is the translator and editor of a of Soviet studies of the Red Army’s major operations during the Second World War. He lives near Carlisle, PA.

The Greatest Battle of the Second World War Roman Toeppel $37.95 / 184 pages / 6 x 9 / 24 b/w photos, 8 color maps, 1 table / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-003-8

The Battle of Kursk in the summer of 1943 was one of the greatest battles in military history involving more than 3 million soldiers, 10,000 tanks and 8,000 aircraft. While many books have been written on this allegedly most decisive battle of the Second World War, many legends live on, above all because of misleading information that recur in most publications – even in the most recent ones. Based on almost 20 years of research reassessing the primary sources, Roman Toeppel sheds light on the phase of decision-making, the preparations and the development of the battle in an engaging style that grips the reader’s attention from the first page on. The author concentrates on little-known developments and events leading the reader to astonishing results. He also gives entirely new insights into the historiographic appraisal of this battle, putting thoroughly researched facts against erroneous popular beliefs, myths and legends that have been passed down among historians for generations.

Roman Toeppel works as a freelance historian in Munich. He is the author of a number of books.

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Nikolai Ovcharenko and Stuart Britton $37.95 / 196 pages / 6 x 9 / c 16 b/w photos, maps / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-91239-014-4

After a brief overview of the origins and development of the city of Odessa on the Black Sea Coast, author Nikolai Ovcharenko turns to its citizens’ ordeal during the Second World War. In the process, he describes the heroism of the city’s defenders and residents in the summer of 1941 on the land, sea and in the sky, when defending against insistent Romanian attacks. Exploiting the numerous estuaries on the Black Sea coastline, which served as natural defensive lines, under the weight of numerically superior Romanian forces, Odessa’s defenders successively, fell back into the city of Odessa itself. Eventually the decision was made to evacuate the remaining Soviet forces from Odessa. There ensued more than two years of occupation and underground resistance; the partisans and activists made use of the extensive catacombs underneath the city of Odessa. Finally, in the spring of 1944, Odessa was liberated by forces of the advancing Third Ukrainian Front. Ovcharenko describes this offensive against forces of the resurrected German Sixth Army.

Nikolai Ovcharenko is a Ukrainian military historian. Stuart Britton is a translator who resides in Cedar Rapids, IA.


Helion and Company Waffen-SS Armour in Normandy

On the Devil's Tail In Combat with the WaffenSS on the Eastern Front 1945, and with the French in Indochina 1951-54

The Combat History of SS Panzer Regiment 12 and SS Panzerjäger Abteilung 12, Normandy 1944, based on their original war diaries

Paul Martelli and Vittorino dal Cengio $29.95 / 328 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 photos and 2 maps / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-478-2

Norbert Számvéber $37.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / 61 photographs, 21 documents, 5 b/w & 8 color maps, 23 tables / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-480-5

This book presents the combat history of SS-Panzer Regiment 12 and SS-Panzerjäger Abteilung 12 in the Battle for France from June to the end of August 1944 based on transcriptions of their original unit war diaries from the Military History Archives in Prague. Both armored units belonged to the 12.SS-Panzer Division Hitlerjugend. SS-Panzer Regiment 12 was fully equipped with Panzer IV and Panther tanks. The main AFV of SSPanzerjäger Abteilung 12 was the Jagdpanzer IV L/48 tank destroyer. The structure of the volume is partly source publication and partly study. Wolverhampton Military Studies

Monty's Functional Doctrine Combined Arms Doctrine in British 21st Army Group in Northwest Europe, 1944–45 Charles Forrester $29.95 / 176 pages / 6 x 9 / approx. 16 b/w photos, 3 maps / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91217-477-5

This is a reinterpretation of how 21st Army Group produced a successful combined arms doctrine by late 1944 and implemented this in early 1945. It makes an original contribution to the debate on Montgomery’s command style in Northwest Europe and its consequences, and integrates this with his role in the creation of doctrine for the British Army’s final push against the Germans.


This is the story of Paul Martelli, a fifteen-year-old German-Italian, who fought on the Eastern Front, as a member of the Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS “Charlemagne” and later, with French forces during three years in Vietnam. Paul recounts his time at the Sennheim military training base. He ends up at a castle delivering a group of women camp prisoners to a Russian officer, living in disguise among enemy soldiers until he escapes and surrender to the Americans. After his sentence and imprisonment, Paul is sent to fight in defense of bases north of Hanoi. He survives three years of mortal risks. This is a unique memoir, packed with incident and recounting the story of one individual caught up in a series of life-changing events.

Defending Island Britain in the Second World War

World War II British Field Weapons & Equipment

Documentary Sources

A Visual Reference Guide

David Rogers $49.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / 30-40 ills / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91151-259-2

This book examines the preparations for defending Britain during World War II. As the threat of coastal invasion intensified in the United Kingdom, vulnerable zones were identified. Coastal defenses were erected and antiaircraft measures enabled - some of which are still visible now more than 70 years later; there was much to do to protect these areas. In amongst the challenges, the civilian and armed forces determined a path forward (some of the plans for which have never been documented).

K.R. Ward $37.95 / 160 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / c 350 color ills / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-91239-002-1

This is a visual reference guide to British field weapons and equipment, those well-known and those less well known plus those in Enemy hands.

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La 3e division d’infanterie canadienne Ed Storey $29.95 / 100 pages / 8.3 x 10 / Over 300 photos and maps / Currently Available / paperback / 978-2-35250-481-8 / NCR

Text in French: The 3rd Canadian Infantry Division was made famous as one of the Allied assault formations for the June 1944 Normandy invasion, but a generation earlier this division was also renown as having fought as part of the Canadian Corps during the First World War. After fighting in Normandy, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division as part of 1st Canadian Army, cleared the channel ports and pushed on to liberate western Belgium and The Netherlands before advancing into Germany. Following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division provided the nucleus of the Canadian Army Occupation Force until finally being repatriated home and demobilized during the summer of 1946. Reconstituted on June 6, 2014, the 70th Anniversary of the division’s landing in Normandy, 3rd Canadian Division is now the major Canadian Army formation in Western Canada encompassing a massive area from the Pacific Ocean to Thunder Bay, Ontario. This new division now contains Regular and Reserve Brigades as well as Canadian Ranger Patrol Group and is well suited to serve Canada wherever needed, either at home or abroad. Ed Storey is a retired 35-year Canadian Military Engineer Warrant Officer Veteran. He has written three books and lives in Ottawa.

US Army 1944 les marques des véhicules Jean Bouchery $34.95 / 148 pages / 8.3 x 10 / Over 300 photos and color illustration / January 2018 / paperback / 978-2-35250-389-7 / NCR

Text in French: The correct markings for American trucks, cars and AFVs in World War Two has always been a delicate topic, as it is closely linked to the organization of US Forces. This guide is laid out as a simple and foolproof aid for military vehicle enthusiasts and modelers, to help them apply appropriate period markings to their accurately restored vehicle, or scale model. After a description of the vehicle and AFV types produced by the Arsenal of Democracy which are to be found in most MV collections today, several chapters, heavily illustrated with period photos and color plates, provide hundreds of examples of actual markings. On the basis of official tables of organization and equipment, the book will help determine which kind of vehicle could be found in which type of unit, and which were the national markings and unit markings applied. New information about the elusive D-Day bar codes is brought to light, as well as Air Forces markings and a summary on camouflage. An annex details the several combat vehicle variants which were supplied only to the Allies under Lend-Lease and were not issued to US Army units in NW Europe. A must-have which will appeal by its simplicity and usefulness to collectors and modelers. Jean Bouchery, who witnessed the liberation of his native Normandy, is a renowned specialist of the Allied Armies of WW2 in Europe, and has authored three best-selling books on the British and Canadian soldiers with Histoire & Collections.

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Kagero Publishing Library of Armed Conflicts

Library of Armed Conflicts

Air Combat During Arab-Israeli Wars

The Bulgarian Air Force in World War II


Germany's Forgotten Ally EDUARDO M GIL MARTINEZ

$22.95 / 170 pages / 6.9 x 9.8 / 150 photos and 30 color profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-749-5

The book deals witht the course of air combat during the Israeli-Arab wars that had taken place since the Israeli War of Independence in the late 1940s, until fighting against Syrian air force at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. It describes military operations as well as selected information on the combat aircraft and Polish topics related to the aviation of the Middle East countries

$22.95 / 120 pages / 7 x 10 / 90 photos and 20 color profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-755-6

The intervention of the German Air Force, called Luftwaffe, during World War II is well known by those interested in this conflict, due to the large number of works dealing about it. Much less well-known are the air forces of Germany's allied countries, although in the last years excellent works appear about these ones. Among them, perhaps the least known and treated is Bulgarian Air Force (although its more exact name would be Royal Bulgarian Air Force) because of its lesser degree of participation in the war unlike other countries like Hungary, Romania or Finland. That is the reason why Bulgarian Air Force is Germany's forgotten ally‌

Naval Archives

Naval Archives

Naval Archives. Volume 5

Naval Archives. Volume 6

$18.95 / 80 pages / 8.27 x 11.69 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-750-1

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B-25J "Michell" in Combat over Pacific & CBI

German Battleship SMS Posen

Grumman F6F Hellcat



$22.95 / 108 pages / 8 x 10 / 260 photos and 8 color profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-751-8

$36.95 / 80 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 120 profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-753-2

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Karwansaray Publishers 1415: The Battle of Agincourt

1453: The Conquest of Constantinople

2015 Medieval Warfare Special Edition

2014 Medieval Warfare Special Edition

Dirk van Gorp

Dirk van Gorp

$19.95 / 80 pages / 8.5 x 11.75 / Full-color illustrations throughout / Currently Available / paperback / 978-9-49025-812-2 / NCR

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This Medieval Warfare Special issue is dedicated to the Battle of Agincourt. Contents: Brian Todd Carey - Historical introduction; Michael Jones - Henry V as military commander; Adam Chapman – Recruitment and Organization of the English Army; Hugh Soar - The War Bow; Anne Curry - The Battle of Agincourt; Jean-Claude Brunner - Too Many Dukes: The French Commanders; Bertrand Scherb - Recruitment and Organization of the French Army; Tobias Capwell - French and English Weapons and Armor/Equipment; Nils Visser - The Source: Agincourt on Paper; Stephen Cooper - Shakespeare and the Myth of Agincourt; Christophe Gilliot - A ‘gens d’armes’ at Agincourt; Stephen Bennett The Aftermath

This Medieval Warfare Special Issue is dedicated to the Fall of Constantinople. Contents: Eugenia Russel - The Destruction of the Oikoumeni; Kenneth Cline Constantine XI – No Room to Maneuver; Murat Özveri - Mehmed ‘the Conqueror’ – A Sultan of Paradoxes; Nicola Bergamo - Venice, Genoa and Byzantium – Difficult ‘Trio’; Konstantin Nossov - The Walls of Constantinople; Stephen Bennett & Nils Visser - The Conquest of Constantinople; Murray Dahm - Contemporary Reactions to the Loss of Constantinople; Lukasz Rozycki - The Fall of the Old World through the Eyes of the “Polish Janissary”; Raffaele D’Amato - The Last Defenders – the Roman Army; Vassilis Pergalias - The Final Opponents – the Ottoman Army; Ben Sheppard - Aftermath

Dirk van Gorp has a MA in ancient history from Radboud University, Nijmegen. He was the editor of Medieval Warfare magazine 2011-2015.

Core of the Legion: The Roman Imperial Centuria 2010 Ancient Warfare Special Edition Jasper Oorthuys $19.95 / 82 pages / 8.5 x 11.75 / Full-color illustrations throughout / Currently Available / paperback / 978-9-49025-802-3 / NCR

Ancient Warfare Special 2: ‘Core of the Legion’ examines the history, structure, and tactics of the centuria, a fundamental building block of the ancient Roman army.

The Varian Disaster: The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

The Battle of Marathon

2009 Ancient Warfare Special Edition

$19.95 / 98 pages / 8.5 x 11.75 / Full-color illustrations throughout / Currently Available / paperback / 978-9-49025-800-9 / NCR

Jasper Oorthuys $19.95 / 74 pages / 8.5 x 11.75 / Full-color illustrations throughout / Currently Available / paperback / 978-9-49025-801-6 / NCR

Ancient Warfare Special 1: ‘The Varian Disaster’ Takes a look at the infamous Roman military debacle that resulted in the loss of an entire legion in the forests of Germany.

2011 Ancient Warfare Special Edition Jasper Oorthuys

Ancient Warfare Special 3: ‘The Battle of Marathon’ revolves around the climactic battle of the first Graeco-Persian War. 100 Pages of Ancient Warfare dedicated to a single theme, written by experts, illustrated with dozens of maps, photographs and original artwork.

Jasper is the editor (and founder) of Ancient Warfare magazine. He is a historian by trade and an expert in all things related to the ancient Roman navy. He completed his Masters degree at Radboud University, Nijmegen.


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Protagonists of History in International Perspective

Protagonists of History in International Perspective

Protagonists of History in International Perspective

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Dutch Admiral

Soldier and Diplomat

General and Servant to the Crown

Jaap Bruijn, Ronald Prud'homme van Reine and Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier

John Hattendorf, Augustus J. Veenendaal and Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier

Maurits Ebben, Margriet Lacy-Bruijn and Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier

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Was Michiel de Ruyter the greatest sea commander who ever lived? Or simply the greatest sea-commander of the 17th century?

John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, has long been regarded as one of Britain's greatest generals as well as a key English political figure in the first decade of the eighteenth century.

Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Third Duke of Alba, is one of the most formidable and controversial figures of the sixteenth century. He has been depicted as a great hero, an indefatigable defender of the Catholic faith, and a true buttress of the Spanish monarchy, but also as a terrifying man, the dark suppressor of the revolt in the Low Countries.

Some people see him as the man who saved the Dutch Republic, and ensured its independence. He knew how to fight a sea-battle on the grandest scale. He could also haggle like a canny Dutch merchant, achieving the release of Hungarian clergymen from Spanish captivity and that of Dutch sailors from barbarian imprisonment. Louis XIV, often his opponent, called him 'a man who did honor to humanity'. In this book, nine leading historical authorities from seven different countries examine his astonishing career.

Jaap R. Bruijn is Emeritus Professor of maritime history at Leiden University. Ronald Prud’homme van Reine is a historian. Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier has a life-long passion for history.

The subject of numerous books in English, Marlborough has typically been seen only in terms of British political and military history. In this book, twelve leading specialists of the period broaden the perspective by assessing Marlborough in the wider and more diverse contexts of the European situation, the common soldier in the British army, the complementary activities of navies, the differing perspectives of the Austrians, Dutch, French, and Germans as well as in the context of the British popular press and the visual arts.

John B. Hattendorf is the Ernest J. King professor of maritime history at the U.S. Naval War College. Augustus J. Veenendaal retired as senior research historian from the Institute of Netherlands History at The Hague. Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier has a life-long passion for history.

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During his long and fascinating life Alba revealed wide-ranging skills and interests. Using a variety of sources, including previously unexamined data, sixteen leading historians from eight countries present newly developed insights and offer a nuanced image of the Grand Duque. Adopting different perspectives, they shed new light on this intriguing and influential leader, thus showing that Alba continues to be deserving of study and discussion.

Maurits Ebben is a lecturer at the Institute for History of Leiden University, where he teaches Dutch early modern history. Margriet Lacy-Bruijn retired from Butler University, where she retired in 2004. Rolof van Hövell tot Westerflier has a life-long passion for history.


Karwansaray Publishers Edge of Empire

The Art of Ancient Warfare

Rome's Frontier on the Lower Rhine

2016 Ancient Warfare Special Edition

Jona Lendering and Arjen Bosman

Josho Brouwers

$45.00 / 194 pages / 8.5 x 10.75 / Full-color illustrations throughout / Currently Available / hardback / 978-9-49025-805-4 / NCR

Every ancient author writing about the Low Countries, was preoccupied with the complete contrast between the civilized people of the Roman Empire and the tribes of noble savages or barbarians living outside it. The reality was different; the tribes living along the lower reaches of the Rhine and close to the North Sea gradually began to resemble their occupiers, the Romans. Historian Jona Lendering and archaeologist Arjen Bosman have combined their considerable expertise to create a successful synthesis of historical and archaeological evidence, in this history of Rome’s Lower Rhine frontier. Their award-winning book is now available in English for the first time. Jona Lendering is the author of several historical books. As an archaeologist, Arjen Bosman is interested in the coastal regions of the Low Countries and the military archaeology of the twentieth century.

$21.95 / 98 pages / 8.5 x 11.75 / Full-color illustrations throughout / Currently Available / paperback / 978-9-49025-814-6 / NCR

Originally conceived as a reward for Ancient History Magazine Kickstarter backers, the 2016 special edition of Ancient Warfare is a compilation of covers, battle scenes and unit reconstructions from the first fifty issues of the magazine. Compiled and edited by Josho Brouwers, with contributions from the rest of the Ancient Warfare staff, this 100page full-color book features artwork by favorite illustrators such as Igor Dzis, Johnny Shumate, Radu Oltean and Rocío Espin, to name but a few. Also included are articles by the staff with insight into our philosophy for commissioning artwork, and a “behind-the-scenes” look at how illustrations are produced. Josho Brouwers studied Mediterranean receiving both his Master’s degree and his PhD. He worked for Karwansaray Publishers from 2012 to 2017 as the editor of Ancient Warfare and later Ancient History Magazine.

Henchmen of Ares

Rails to the Front

Warriors and Warfare in Early Greece

The Role of Railways in Wartime

Josho Brouwers

Augustus Veenendaal and Roger Grant

$45.00 / 204 pages / 8.5 x 10.75 / Full-color illustrations throughout. / Currently Available / hardback / 978-9-49025-807-8 / NCR

$39.95 / 250 pages / 12 x 9 / Full-color illustrations throughout / Currently Available / hardback / 978-9-49025-815-3 / NCR

This book provides a detailed, diachronic treatment of a dynamic and formative period of Greek history: from the Mycenaean Bronze Age down to the Persian Wars. It offers an up-to-date and detailed treatment of the archaeological evidence in addition to the ancient texts and it places the military developments into their proper cultural and historical contexts: warfare was not merely an activity that ancient peoples frequently engaged in, but served a much broader function as a constituent element of their cultural identities. Using the Homeric epics as a guide, the reader is presented with a cultural history of warriors and warfare in early Greece. Josho Brouwers studied Mediterranean receiving both his Master’s degree and his PhD. He worked for Karwansaray Publishers from 2012 to 2017 as the editor of Ancient Warfare and later Ancient History Magazine.


The military use of railways derives from their ability to move troops or materiel rapidly and, less commonly, on their use as a platform for military systems (like armored trains and heavy artillery). Until recently, the mobility of large armies generally depended on control of railways to move reinforcements, ammunition and food, as the locomotive and railway cars proved far superior to animal-drawn equipment. In Rails to the Front, historians Augustus J. Veenendaal and H. Roger Grant capture the critical impact of railways in an abundance of conflicts worldwide, from the German revolutions in the 1840s to the Gulf War in the 1990s. This lavishly illustrated, careful study is the first of its kind in English. Augustus J. Veenendaal retired as senior research historian from the Institute of Netherlands History at The Hague. H. Roger Grant, Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, is the author of 31 books.

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Lorimer Oil's Deep State How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming - in Alberta, and in Ottawa Kevin Taft $29.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-45940-997-2 / NCR

Why have democratic governments failed to take serious steps to reduce carbon emissions despite dire warnings and compelling evidence of the profound and growing threat posed by global warming? Kevin Taft brings a fresh perspective through the insight he gained as an elected politician who had an insider’s eyewitness view of the role of the oil industry. His answer, in brief: The oil industry has captured key democratic institutions in both Alberta and Ottawa. Kevin Taft is author of four books and many research studies and articles. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta with the Alberta Liberal Party from 2001 to 2012, and Leader of the Opposition from 2004 to 2008. He lives in Edmonton.

The Reconciliation Manifesto Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson with a preface by Naomi Klein $22.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-45940-961-3 / NCR

In this book Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson challenge virtually everything that non-Indigenous Canadians believe about their relationship with Indigenous Peoples and the steps that are needed to place this relationship on a healthy and honorable footing. Expressed with quiet but firm resolve, humor, and piercing intellect, this book will appeal to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are open and willing to look at the real problems and find real solutions. Arthur Manuel was a widely respected Indigenous leader and activist from the Secwepemc Nation. Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson served as Chief of the Westbank First Nation from 1976 to 1986 and from 1998 to 2000. He was made Grand Chief by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs in 2012.

Big Business and Hitler Jacques R. Pauwels $27.95 / 480 pages / 6 x 9 / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-45940-976-7 / NCR

For big business in Germany and around the world, Hitler and his National Socialist party were good news. Basing his work on the recent findings of scholars in many European countries and the US, Pauwels explains how Hitler gained and held the support of powerful business interests who found the well-liked one-party fascist government, ready and willing to protect the property and profits of big business. He documents the role of the many multinationals in business today who supported Hitler and gained from the Nazi government’s horrendous measures.

Jacques R. Pauwels has taught European history at the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo. He is the author of several books and lives in Brantford, Ontario.

Wartime The First World War in a Canadian Town Edward Butts $29.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-45941-099-2 / NCR

The First World War was the cause of dramatic changes in every Canadian community. What it meant to daily life becomes clear in this book about the war years in Guelph, Ontario. Edward Butts offers a compelling portrait of people trying to make sense of a war with little evident logic. His account helps explain why the cause of the League of Nations and efforts to ensure peace in the 1920s and 1930s were so powerful amongst Canadians. Through the use of primary resources including articles from the local press, letters from overseas, and newsreels in the cinema, Butts captures the reality of the First World War for Canadians at home.

Edward Butts is the author of more than twenty books. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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Scale Plans

Scale Plans

Scale Plans

Messerschmitt Bf 110 A-D

Messerschmitt Bf 110 F-G

Messerschmitt Me 410

Maciej Noszczak

Maciej Noszczak

Dariusz Karnas

$11.99 / 20 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale Plans / January 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-192-0 / NCR

$11.99 / 20 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale Plans / February 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-193-7 / NCR

$11.99 / 20 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale Plans / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36528-190-6 / NCR

Scale plans in 1/72, 1/48 scale plans of Messerschmitt Bf 110 A-D

Scale plans in 1/72, 1/48 scale plans of Messerschmitt Bf 110 F-G

Scale plans in 1/72, 1/48 scale plans of Messerschmitt Me 410

10 A3 size pages in A4 pb.

10 A3 size pages in A4 pb.

10 A3 size pages in A4 pb.

Early versions of the Bf 110 are shown.

Late versions of the Bf 110, including night fighter are shown.

All subversions are shown.

Scale Plans

Scale Plans

Scale Plans

Junkers Ju 88 A-D

Junkers Ju 88 G

Heinkel He 111

Maciej Noszczak

Maciej Noszczak

Maciej Noszczak

$11.99 / 20 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale Plans / February 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-194-4 / NCR

$11.99 / 20 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale Plans / March 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-195-1 / NCR

$11.99 / 20 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale Plans / March 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-196-8 / NCR

Scale plans in 1/72 scale plans of Junkers Ju 88 A-D

Scale plans in 1/72 scale plans of Junkers Ju 88 G

Scale plans in 1/72 scale plans of Heinkel He 111

10 A3 size pages in A4 pb.

10 A3 size pages in A4 pb.

10 A3 size pages in A4 pb.

Bomber versions of the Ju 88 A-D.

Night fighter versions of the Ju 88 G.

Bomber versions of the He 111.


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MMPBooks Scale Plans

Scale Plans

Scale Plans

Mitsubishi J2M Raiden

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate

PZL TS-8 Bies

Maciej Noszczak

$11.99 / 20 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale Plans / January 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-191-3 / NCR

Mariusz Kubryn $11.99 / 40 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale plans / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36528-169-2 / NCR

Scale plans in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale of famous Japanese fighter 10 A3 size pages in A4 pb. All subversions are shown.

$11.99 / 20 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale Plans / March 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-197-5 / NCR

Scale plans in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale plans of Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate 10 A3 size pages in A4 pb. All versions of the Ki-84 Hayate.

Dariusz Karnas

Scale plans in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale plans of PZL TS-8 Bies 10 A3 size pages in A4 pb. All subversions are shown.

Scale Plans

Yellow Series

Green Series

Saab J 21

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G with DB 605 A engine

Operation Market Garden Paratroopers vol. 3

Dariusz Karnas $11.99 / 20 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / Scale Plans / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36528-189-0 / NCR

Scale plans in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scale plans of Saab 21 10 A3 size pages in A4 pb. All subversions are shown.

Robert Pęczkowski and Artur Juszczak $39.00 / 96 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / B&W photos, Color Photos, Scale Plans, Color Profiles / February 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-168-5 / NCR

This book describes famous Bf 109 G variants with DB 605 A engine. Technical aspects of all variants. Books describes all variants differences in detail. A detailed technical description is attached. All variants are lavishly illustrated by pictures including strip down and walk around pictures of the fighter and its systems. 1/72 scale plans of all versions. Colour profiles.

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Transport of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade Piotr Witkowski $59.00 / 160 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / B&W photos, Color Photos, Color Profiles / February 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-175-3 / NCR

Transport items of Polish (British) paratroopers 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 another works.


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The “Einheits-diesel” WW2 German Trucks

Staff Cars in Germany WW2. Volume 1

Alan Ranger

Alan Ranger

$25.00 / 80 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / B&W photos / February 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-183-8 / NCR

The leichter geländegängiger Lastkraftwagen “Einheitsdiesel” (Standard-Diesel Lorry) The development of the standard-lorry started in 1934. It was planned to develop vehicles with 2, 3 and 4 axles with payloads of 1.5, 2.5 and 4 tons, but in the end, only the model with three axles and 2.5 tons payload entered serial production. Series production started in 1937 and ended in 1940 with more than 14,300 vehicles being built by nine different main vehicle producers. The “Einheits-Diesel” lorries were made identical by all nine manufacturers: Büssing-NAG, Daimler-Benz, FAUN, VOMAG, Henschel, Krupp, Magirus, MAN and Borgward.

$25.00 / 80 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / B&W photos / June 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-186-9 / NCR

With mobilization of the German armed forces in 1939 the lack of motorized transport was identified as a critical issue, to partly remedy this the military commandeered much of both Germany’s and its satellite dependencies’ passenger car stock, thus the military motor pool was supplemented by thousands of confiscated civilian passenger cars, which were partially adapted to military use. Commercial & private limousines as well as hard tops and cabriolets cars were used. Vol. 1 contains photos of Opel passenger cars, including: Opel Admiral; Opel Kadett; Opel Kapitan; Opel Olympia and others.

This profusely illustrated photo album includes many previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany. Whatever the rules might have said, German soldiers took many photos.

This profusely illustrated photo album includes over 150 previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany.

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Dunkirk 1940 Through a German Lens

Kfz. 1, 2, 3 & 4. Light Off-road Passenger Cars

Alan Ranger

Alan Ranger

$25.00 / 88 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / B&W photos / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36528-172-2 / NCR

$25.00 / 80 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / B&W photos / July 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-187-6 / NCR

This new photo album, one of first in the MMPBooks/Stratus "Camera On" series, contains 200+ photos of the Battle for Dunkirk - from the German perspective. The photos, mostly unpublished before now, are from German sources, including private photos taken by German soldiers. They cover the retreat to Dunkirk, the battles for the town and beaches, and the aftermath of the evacuation. Vehicles, equipment, ships and aircraft are all covered. A compelling new perspective on this classic battle, this book is an invaluable reference for military historians and modellers alike.

The leichter geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen, or l. gl. Einheits-Pkw - light off-road passenger cars - were manufactured by Stoewer, Hanomag and BMW from 1936 to early 1944. The superstructures were delivered by ten different companies and were identical from each manufacturer. Early versions had both 4-wheel drive and steering which later was dropped to just 4 wheel drive and front wheel steering.


These off road cars were used by the German Army in 4 distinct versions with the designations Kfz. 1, Kfz. 2, Kfz. 3 and Kfz. 4 This profusely illustrated photo album includes over 120 previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany.

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Sd.Kfz. 6 Mittlerer Zugkfraftwagen 5t

Sd.Kfz. 7 Mittlerer Zugkfraftwagen 8t

Sd.Kfz. 10 Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1t

Alan Ranger

Alan Ranger

Alan Ranger

$25.00 / 80 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / B&W photos / January 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-170-8 / NCR

$25.00 / 80 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / B&W photos / January 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-171-5 / NCR

$25.00 / 80 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / B&W photos / February 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-174-6 / NCR

During WW2, the German armed forces were the greatest user of half-track vehicles. Such vehicles were used in the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS, where they served as personnel carriers, tractors, combat engineering vehicles, as well as selfpropelled carriage of anti-aircraft guns.

During WW2, the German armed forces were the greatest user of half-track vehicles. Such vehicles were used in the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS, where they served as personnel carriers, tractors, combat engineering vehicles, as well as selfpropelled carriages for anti-aircraft guns.

This new photo album, one of first in the MMP/Stratus "Camera On" series, contains 140+ photos of the Sd.Kfz. 10 Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1.t.

One of them was the Sd.Kfz. 6 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 6) Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 5 t (middle half-track vehicle 5 tons). It was designed to be used as the main towing vehicle for the 10.5 cm le.FH 18 howitzer. Sd.Kfz. and was manufactured mainly by BĂźssing-NAG, with about 3,800 units being produced.

Sd. Kfz. 7, Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8t (middle half-track vehicle 8 tons) was designed in 1932 by Krauss Maffei and by 1937, the ultimate Km m 11 model was introduced. The book presents a collection of photographs of different versions of the tractor from the private archives of German soldiers. The photographs depict vehicles serving on different fronts and being utilized in several roles. Photos of most production versions are shown, Including self-propelled anti-aircraft guns and artillery tractors.

The book presents a collection of photographs of different versions of the tractor from the private archives of German soldiers. The photographs depict vehicles serving on all fronts and in a wide variety of roles. This profusely illustrated photo album includes a large number of previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany. Photos of the all the main production versions are shown, including self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, artillery tractors and pioneer vehicles. The book contains about 120 period photos.

This profusely illustrated photo albums includes mainly previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany. Whatever the rules might have said, German soldiers took many photos, and these are the basis for this book. The book contains about 140 period photos.

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The Sd.Kfz. 10 was developed as a towing vehicle for light loads like the 37mm Pak 36/37, the 2cm Flak 30/38, and the Heavy Infantry howitzer Sigg 33 plus a myriad of trailers types such as the Sd. Anh. 32. Later, it was used as a towing vehicle for the 5cm Pak 38 and different Nebelwerfer (rocket launchers). As the war progressed and the German army had less and less equipment to utilize, the Sd.Kfz 10 was often to be seen towing loads way beyond its designed weight class for the lack of other suitable vehicles. These profusely illustrated photo albums include many previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany. Whatever the rules might have said, German soldiers took many photos, and these are the basis for our new series.


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Sd.Kfz. 8 & Sd.Kfz. 9 Schwerer Zugkraftwagen (12t & 18t)

German Horse Power of the Wehrmacht in WW2

Alan Ranger

$25.00 / 80 pages / 8.26 x 11.69 / B&W photos / February 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-173-9 / NCR

Alan Ranger

$25.00 / 72 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / B&W photos / August 2018 / paperback / 978-8-36528-188-3 / NCR

During WW2, the German armed forces were by far the greatest user of half-track vehicles. Such vehicles were used in the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS, where they served as personnel carriers, tractors, combat engineering vehicles, as well as self-propelled carriages for anti-aircraft guns. Sd.Kfz. 8 Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 12t - (heavy half-track vehicle 12 tons) was a German half-track that saw widespread use in World War II. Its main role wa as a prime mover for heavy towed guns such as the 21 cm Mörser 18, the 15 cm Kanone 18, and the 10.5 cm FlaK 38. Sd.Kfz. 9 Schwerer Zugkraftwagen 18t - (heavy 18 ton half-track vehicle) was the Germans’ heaviest half-track vehicle of any type built during the war years. Its main roles were as a prime mover for very heavy towed guns such as the 24 cm Kanone 3, and as a tank recovery vehicle.

This new photo album, one of first in the MMP/Stratus “Camera On” series, contains 180+ photos of the horse-drawn elements of the German ground forces. Despite the several hundred thousand motor vehicles used by German forces in World War Two, the German armed forces were still extremely reliant upon the horse. Horse-drawn transportation was especially important for Germany, as it was lacking in its own natural oil resources. Both the German infantry and artillery relied heavily upon horse drawn elements, especially in their supply chain and logistics. Each German unit employed thousands of horses and thousands of men taking care of them. During the war, many custom-built horse drawn wagons as well as captured units were included in the general transportation of the Wehrmacht.

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Sd.Kfz. 10/4 & 10/5 Selbstfahrlafette

Hotchkiss H35 & H39 Through German Lens

Alan Ranger

Alan Ranger

$25.00 / 76 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / B&W photos / May 2018 / paperback / 978-836528-185-2 / NCR

$25.00 / 64 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / B&W photos / April 2018 / paperback / 978-836528-184-5 / NCR

This new photo album in the MMP/Stratus "Camera On" series contains 100+ photos of the Sd.Kfz. 10/4 & 10/5 Selbstfahrlafette. The Selbstfahrlafette (Sd. Kfz. 10/4) für 2cm Flak 30 and the Selbstfahrlafette (Sd. Kfz. 10/5) für 2cm Flak 38 were self-propelled Flak halftracks based on the Sd.Kfz 10 One ton vehicle. In the firing mode the vehicle had hinged side walls that opened up to enlarge the firing platform at the back and to both sides. Except for armored shield often fitted to the AA gun these vehicles were unarmored.

The Hotchkiss H35 or Char léger modèle 1935 H was a French cavalry tank developed prior to World War II. From 1938 an improved version was produced with a stronger engine, the Char léger modèle 1935 H modifié 39, which from 1940 was also fitted with more powerful 37 mm gun. About 500+ Hotchkiss tanks were captured and used by the Germans as Panzerkampfwagen 35H 734(f) or Panzerkampfwagen 39H 735(f), most of them for occupation and assigned to police units or second line logistic support troops.

These profusely illustrated photo albums include many previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany.

This profusely illustrated photo album includes over 90 period photos, many previously unseen from private sources in Germany.


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Monroe Publications

World War II Comix

World War II Comix

World War II Comix

They Called Themselves the Battling Bastards of Bataan

Pearl Harbor and the Day of Infamy


Jay Wertz

$4.95 / 24 pages / 6.75 x 10.25 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99888-939-9 / NCR

$4.95 / 24 pages / 6.75 x 10.25 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99888-938-2 / NCR

This fully-illustrated account details all the major battles, decisions, and outcomes as the Japanese military sought to collapse the United States' principal military enclave in East Asia and seize a country rich in natural and human resources for their Greater East Asia Prosperity Sphere. The planned 50-day campaign took 133 days because they underestimated the grit of their foes. Despite horrendous conditions, lack of air support, food, and medicine, sheer grit compelled the Americans and Filipinos not to give up, even if the rest of the world had given up on them.

Jay Wertz

Starting with the background of Japan’s rise to military prominence and the Asian country’s aggressive behavior against its neighbors, this graphic history covers all the significant events leading up to that fateful aerial attack on December 7, 1941. Japan’s simultaneous surprise attacks in the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia and the Pacific are included, as is America’s reaction to the bombing of Hawaii. Also includes the introduction to a serialized adventure graphic novel set during the War in the Pacific entitled Separated by War.

The Battle that Changed the Pacific War Jay Wertz $4.95 / 24 pages / 6.75 x 10.25 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99888-937-5 / NCR

After the attack on Pearl Harbor the U. S. Pacific Fleet was bent but not broken. The fact that the fleet’s aircraft carriers were away from base at the time of the attack helped the navy under new commander Admiral Chester Nimitz react to further Japanese expansion in the Pacific. American task forces staged a series of raids, mostly ineffective except in letting the Japanese know that their continued aggression would not go unchecked. Through experience gained in the Battle of Coral Sea and advances in code breaking by U. S. Navy cryptologists, the Pacific Fleet was ready for Japan’s attack on the American base on Midway on June 5, 1942. Navy fliers attacked the Japanese carriers and sunk four of the six present. And while America lost some ships as well, the two-day battle so damaged the Combined Fleet that the Japanese were never able to mount another strategic offensive in the Pacific. All the preparations, actions, personalities and results of the Battle of Midway are chronicled here in graphic story form.

Jay Wertz is the author of seven books, a graphic history, and has also been a feature writer for America in WWII and Aviation History magazines. He is the producer-director-writer of the award-winning 13-part documentary series Smithsonian’s Great Battles of the Civil War for The Learning Channel and Time-Life Video. He lives in Phillips Ranch, CA.

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MonroePublications/Panzerwrecks/PeKoPublishing War Stories: World War II Firsthand


The World Turns to War

Panzerwrecks 22

Panzerwrecks 22 Desert

Desert Lee Archer and Felipe Rodna

Jay Wertz $39.95 / 336 pages / 8.75 x 11.25 / Currently Available / hardback / 978-0-99888-930-6 / NCR

The World Turns to War weaves stories of combat veterans into an event-by-event history of the war. Includes the words of veterans of all forces — in all theaters of operation. Illustrated by high-quality photographs, full-color images and detailed maps, War Stories: World War II Firsthand™ is the only multi-volume history of the war to include hundreds of first-person interviews and oral history recollections of the soldiers on the ground, the sailors on the high seas and the airmen in the sky. Their words, augmented by quotes from military and political leaders and modern historical thought, give a complete picture of the war from those who fought it. This volume features firsthand recollections and perspectives from those who witnessed the Rise of Fascism in Europe, the invasion of Poland, and the 1940 German Blitzkrieg across Europe.

$31.95 / 96 pages / 11 x 8.25 / 143 large format black & white photographs. 6 specially commissioned artworks / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-90803-218-8 / NCR

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A long time coming, Panzerwrecks presents its first book about the wrecks in the desert campaign: Panzerwrecks 22: Desert. Everything you have come to expect from Panzerwrecks - high production values, new photos and stunning original artwork from Felipe Rodna.

Lee Archer is a military vehicle historian living in Old Heathfield, Sussex, UK. He previously designed master models for Accurate Armour of Scotland and was a regular contributor to model magazines. Lee has published over twenty books about German fighting vehicles of World War 4. Felipe Rodna lives in Salamanca, Spain.

Jay Wertz is the author of seven books, a graphic history, and has also been a feature writer for America in WWII and Aviation History magazines. He is the producer-director-writer of the award-winning 13-part documentary series Smithsonian’s Great Battles of the Civil War for The Learning Channel and Time-Life Video. He lives in Phillips Ranch, CA.

World War Two Photobook Series

World War Two Photobook Series

T-34 on the Battlefield. Volume 2

Panzer III on the Battlefield. Volume 2

Neil Stokes

Tom Cockle

$41.95 / 112 pages / 8.5 x 12 / Fully Illustrated / May 2018 / hardback / 978-6-15558-311-7 / NCR

$41.95 / 112 pages / 8.5 x 12 / Fully Illustrated / July 2018 / hardback / 978-6-15558-310-0 / NCR


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Pen & Sword Books Nuclear Terror The Bomb and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Wrong Hands Al J Venter $32.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 40 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-304-8

These are frightening times for us all: Sarin nerve gas being sprayed on innocent civilians in Syria, threats that biological warfare agents might be spread about on the New York Subway and the most terrifying of all, three dirty bomb attacks thwarted in Russia. The reality of all these developments is that the environment in which we live today is being seriously threatened by the calculated use of weapons of mass destruction, and from a variety of dissident sources. Many rogue nations have attempted to build the bomb, an enormously complex task. So far only Pakistan and North Korea have succeeded, with Iran right now on the cusp of making that breakthrough. South Africa built six atom bombs in the 1970/1980s but with British, American and help from the International Atomic Energy Agency dismantled both the weapons and the entire program shortly before Nelson Mandela came to power. In Nuclear Terror, Venter assesses the developments over the past 10 years of different countries in their attempts to build a nuclear program. Not inflammatory, or scaremongering, Venter takes an objective stance in chronicling these recent developments overseas and adds another valuable contribution to this conversation. Al Venter has written more than a dozen books on recent military and three books on nuclear proliferation. He spent much of his professional career reporting on wars for Jane’s Information Group as well as for various news and photo agencies.

Superpowers, Rogue States and Terrorism Countering the Security Threats to the West Paul Moorcraft $32.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 black and white illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-472-3

Numerous books have attempted to assess the generational threat from Jihadist-inspired terrorism but few offer any positive advice on solutions. Islamist terrorism is today a fact of life and its potency is vividly illustrated by outrages in otherwise secure Western democracies not to mention overt ISIL aggression in the Middle East and many African States. Without a far better understanding of the Islamic religion, its beliefs, value, hierarchy (or lack of) and different sects, countering the existential threat will be greatly hindered, not to say nearly impossible. In this thoughtful book the author, who combines scholarship with gritty on-the-ground experience, examines numerous options to counter the insidious threat that faces not only Western civilization but the wider world. These range from the extremes such as deportation and internment, through the multifaceted combined actions against hate preachers, intensified intelligence work and border security to comprehensive and inclusive joint action programs. This is an important and timely book on what is today the greatest security threat, written by an acknowledged expert.

Professor Paul Moorcraft has frontline experience reporting on over 40 years, literally from A-Z, Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, as a war correspondent for print, radio and TV. The former Sandhurst instructor has also served as an officer in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. He was Visiting Professor at Cardiff University and is currently Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis, London.

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Pen & Sword Books Lucius Verus and the Roman Defence of the East

The Royal Tombs of Ancient Egypt

M C Bishop

$44.95 / 320 pages / Currently Available / hardback / 978-1-47382-159-0

Aidan Dodson

$32.95 / 176 pages / 6 x 9 / 2 b/w maps, 8pp b/w plates / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47384-760-6

Lucius Verus is one of the least regarded Roman emperors, despite the fact that he was co-ruler with his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius for nine years until his untimely death. This volume looks at the upbringing of the boy who lost two fathers, acquired a brother, had his name changed twice, became a general overnight, and commanded the army that defeated one of Rome’s greatest foes in the 2nd century AD. His rise to power is placed in the context of Rome’s campaigns in the East and the part played by all in making Lucius Verus’ Parthian Wars a success.

Aidan Dodson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Bristol. In this field he is the author of seventeen books and over 300 articles and reviews.

M. C. Bishop is a specialist in Roman military archaeology.

Caligula An Unexpected General Lee Fratantuono $39.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9 / 35 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-120-5

Gaius Caligula reigned for four short years from 37 to 41 CE before his infamous tenure came to a violent end. While much has been written about Caligula’s notorious excesses and court life, relatively little of his military and foreign policy has been seriously studied. This is a military history of Rome during Caligula’s reign. It offers a new appraisal of Caligula as a surprisingly competent military strategist, arguing that his achievements helped to secure Roman military power in Europe for a generation. Dr Lee Frantantuono is a Professor of Classics at Ohio Wesleyan University.


This book is a history of the burial places of the rulers of Egypt from the very dawn of history down to the country’s absorption into the Roman Empire, three millennia later. During this time, the tombs ranged from mudbrick-lined pits in the desert, through pyramid-topped labyrinths to superbly decorated galleries penetrating deep into the rock of the Valley of the Kings. The first book to embrace in detail the entire range of royal tombs, it covers the full extent of royal funerary monuments, which comprised not only the actual burial place, but also the place where the worlds of the living and the dead came together in the temples built to provide for the dead pharaoh’s soul.

Napoleon's Commentaries on the Wars of Julius Caesar A New English Translation R A Maguire $34.95 / 144 pages / 6 x 9 / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-627-9

While in exile on St Helena, Napoleon dictated a commentary on the wars of Julius Caesar, later published in 1836. In each chapter he summarized the events of one campaign, then added comments from the standpoint of his own military knowledge. Remarkably, Robin Maguire’s translation is thought to be the first published in English.

R. A. Maguire is a retired civil engineer with a lifelong passion for military, and particularly ancient, history. He has lectured on both Caesar and Napoleon and lives in Tasmania, Australia.

Great Naval Battles of the Ancient Greek World Owen Rees $32.95 / 6 x 9 / 224 / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47382-730-1

Naval warfare is the unsung hero of ancient Greek military history, often overshadowed by the more glorified land battles. Owen Rees looks to redress the balance, giving naval battles their due attention. This book presents a selection of thirteen naval battles that span a defining century in ancient Greek history, from the Ionian Revolt and Persian Invasion to the rise of external naval powers in the Mediterranean Sea, such as the Carthaginians. Owen Rees is an historian and a freelance writer, regularly contributing to publications specializing in ancient and medieval warfare.

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Pen & Sword Books Rise of the Tang Dynasty

God's Viking: Harald Hardrada

The Reunification of China and the Military Response to the Steppe Nomads (AD581626)

The Varangian guard of The Byzantine Emprerors AD998 to 1204

Julian Romane $32.95 / 232 pages / 6 x 9 / 24 illustrations / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47388-777-0

Julian Romane examines the military events behind the emergence of the Sui and Tang dynasties in the period 581-626 AD. Narrating the campaigns and battles, he analyses in detail the strategy and tactics employed, a central theme being the collision of the steppe cavalry with Chinese infantry armies. By the fourth century AD, horse nomads had seized northern China. The emergence of the Sui dynasty (581-618) brought some progress but internal weakness led to their rapid collapse. The succeeding House of Tang, however, provided the necessary stability and leadership to underpin military success. Julian Romane has a BA from Beloit College WI and an MA from the University of Colorado. He has published articles in several journals and is the editor or translator of several books on historical and political subjects. He lives in Zion, IL.

Nic Fields $44.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 illustrations / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47382-342-6

Harald Hardrada is perhaps best known as the inheritor of ‘seven feet of English soil’ in that year of fateful change, 1066. But Stamford Bridge was the terminal point of a warring career that spanned decades and continents. Here we follow Harald’s life from Stiklestad, where aged fifteen he fought alongside his half-brother king Olaf, through his years as a mercenary in Russia and Byzantium, then back to Norway, ending with his death in battle in England.

Nic Fields, is a former Royal Marine turned classical scholar and now fulltime military historian and tour guide. Among his many previous works are Roman Conquests: North Africa (2010), The Spartan Way (2012) and AD69: Armies, Emperors and Anarchy (2013), all published by Pen & Sword.

The Knights Templar at War 1120 -1312

Rome, Blood and Politics

Paul Hill

Reform, Murder and Popular Politics in the Late Republic

$32.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 50 illustrations color / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47387-492-3

What is seldom explored in books about the Knights Templar is the military context in which they operated, but this illustrated study does just that focusing on how this military order prosecuted its wars. It examines why they were such an important aspect of medieval warfare on the frontiers of Christendom for nearly two hundred years. Paul Hill shows how they were funded and supplied, how they organized their forces on campaign and on the battlefield and the strategies and tactics they employed in the various theaters of warfare in which they fought. Templar leadership, command and control are examined, and sections cover their battles and campaigns, fortifications and castles. Paul Hill is well known as a lecturer, author and expert on medieval warfare and military archaeology, and he has written several books on these subjects.

Gareth C Sampson $39.95 / 312 pages / 6 x 9 / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47388-732-9

The last century of the Roman Republic saw the consensus of the ruling elite shattered by a series of high-profile politicians who proposed political or social reform programs, many of which culminated in acts of bloodshed on the streets of Rome itself. This began in 133 BC with the reforms of Tiberius Gracchus. He was followed by a series of radical politicians, each with their own agenda that challenged the status quo of the Senatorial elite. Covering the period 133 - 70 BC, this volume analyzes each of the key reformers, what they were trying to achieve and how they met their end, narrating the long decline of the Roman Republic into anarchy and civil war. Dr Gareth Sampson lectures on Roman history. His is author of many previous books for Pen & Sword.

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KKing i Stephen St h andd The Th Anarchy

TThe h LLife if andd LLegendd of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler

Sean Davies

Civil War and Military Tactics in Twelfth-Century Britain

Stephen Basdeo

$44.95 / 232 pages / 6 x 9 / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47386-166-4

Edward I’s conquest of Wales was a key formative event in the history of Britain, but it has not been the subject of a scholarly book for over 100 years. Research has advanced since then, changing our perception of the medieval military mind and shining fresh light on the key characters involved in the conquest. That is why Sean Davies’s absorbing new study is so timely and important. He takes a balanced approach, giving both the Welsh and English perspectives on the war and on the brutal, mistrustful and ruthless personal motives that drove events.

Chris Peers $44.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 illustrations / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47386-367-5

His account is set in the context of Welsh warfare and society from the end of Rome to the time of Edward’s opening campaign in the late thirteenth century. The narrative describes in vivid detail the military history of the conflict, the sequence of campaigns, Welsh resistance, Edward’s castle building and English colonization and the cost of the struggle to the Welsh and the English – and the uneasy peace that followed.

The Anarchy, the protracted struggle between Stephen of Blois and the Empress Matilda for the English crown between 1135 and 1154, is often seen as a disastrous breakdown in one of the best-governed kingdoms of medieval Europe. But perhaps the impact of the conflict has been overstated, and its effect on the common people across the country is hard to judge. That is why Chris Peerss fresh study of this fascinating and controversial era is of such value. He describes each phase of this civil war, in particular the castles and sieges that dominated strategic thinking, and he sets the fighting in the context of the changing tactics and military systems of the twelfth century. His fresh account of this pivotal episode in the medieval history of England will be absorbing reading anyone who is keen to gain an insight into this period of English history and has a special interest in the practice of medieval warfare.

Dr Sean Davies has studied medieval warfare and the history of Wales for over twenty year and he has published extensively on these subjects. He lives in Swansea, Wales.

Chris Peers is a leading expert on the history of ancient and medieval warfare and has written widely on the subject. He has contributed many articles to military history, wargaming and family history magazines, and has written a number of books.


$34.95 / 184 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 black and white illustrations / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-979-0

In 1381, England was on the brink - the poor suffered the effects of war, the Black Death, and Poll Tax. At this time the brave Wat Tyler arose to lead the commoners, forming an army who set off to London to meet with King Richard II and present him with a list of grievances and demands for redress. Tyler was treacherously struck down by the Lord Mayor. His head hacked from his shoulders, pierced on a spike, and made a spectacle on London Bridge. Yet he lived on through the succeeding centuries as a radical figure, the hero of English Reformers, Revolutionaries, and Chartists. The Life and Legend of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler examines the eponymous hero's literary afterlives. Unlike other medieval heroes such as King Arthur or King Alfred, whose post medieval manifestations were supposed to inspire pride in the English past, if Wat Tyler's name was invoked by the people, the authorities had something to fear. Stephen Basdeo is PhD student at Leeds Trinity University. He is an expert in eighteenth and nineteenth century medievalism, and has carried out research into the legend of Robin Hood. Stephen's other research interests include the history of crime. He lives in Leeds with his family.

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Pen & Sword Books Armies of Early Colonial North America 1607–1713 History, Organization and Uniforms Gabriele Esposito $32.95 / 160 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Approx 40 integrated and 8 full-page plates / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-521-9

Gabriele Esposito presents a detailed overview of the military history of Colonial North America during its earliest period, from the first colonial settlement in Jamestown to the end of the first continental war fought in the Americas. He follows the development of organization and uniforms not only for the British Colonies of North America but also for the French ones of Canada. Every colonial unit formed by the Europeans in the New World, as well as the regular troops sent to America by Britain and France, is covered in detail: from the early militias of the Thirteen Colonies to the expeditionary forces formed during the War of the Spanish Succession. Great military events, like King Philip’s War or Bacon’s Rebellion, are analyzed and the evolution of tactics employed in this theater are discussed, showing how much warfare was influenced by the terrain and conditions in North America. Dozens of illustrations, including color art works, show the first military uniforms ever worn in North America, as well as interesting details of weaponry and equipment used. Gabriele Esposito is an Italian researcher and a long-time student of military history, whose interests and expertise range widely over various periods. He is the author of numerous books on armies and uniforms and is a regular contributor to many specialized magazines in Italy, France, Netherlands and UK.

Explorers and Their Quest for North America Philip J Potter $32.95 / 280 pages / 6 x 9 / 6 black and white maps / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-053-5

On 11 October 1492 the sun set on a clear Atlantic Ocean horizon and the night was cloudless with a late rising moon. As the lookouts high in the riggings of Christopher Columbus’ three ships strained their eyes into the golden light of the moon, near two o’clock in the morning the watchman on the Pinta shouted out, “Land, land” igniting the era of exploration to the New World. The Age of Discovery became an epic adventure sweeping across the continent of North America, as the trailblazers dared to challenge the unknown wilderness to advance mankind’s knowledge of the world. Explorers Discovering North America traces the history of the discovery, exploration and settlement of the western hemisphere through the comprehensive biographies of fourteen explorers, who had the courage and inquisitiveness to search the limits of the world. The book features many famous adventurers including Hernan Cortes whose victorious battles against the Aztecs conquered Mexico for Spain, Henry Hudson’s sea voyages in search of the Northwest Passage led to the colonization of New York and exploration of the Hudson Bay in Canada, while Meriwether Lewis’ journey across the Louisiana Purchase began the mass migration of settlers to western America. Among the lesser known explorers discussed in the work are Vitus Bering whose discovery of Alaska established Russia’s claim to the region and Alexander Mackenzie’s 107-day trek across western Canada that opened the frontier to settlement, commerce and development of its natural resources. From Columbus to Lewis the exploration of the New World became one of humankind’s greatest quests that altered history forever. Philip J. Potter is a graduate of Furman University with a B. A. degree in humanity studies and earned a Master’s Degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. This is his fifth historical book and is the result of over fifty years of reading and interest in the Age of Discovery. He lives in Atlanta, GA.

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Pen & Sword Books Fighting the British

Waterloo: Rout and Retreat

French Eyewitness Accounts from the Napoleonic Wars

Andrew W Field

Bernard Wilkin and Rene Wilkin

$39.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 10 illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-171-8

$34.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 illustrations / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47388-081-8

The British army during the Napoleonic Wars is often studied using English sources and the British view of their French opponents has been covered in exhaustive detail. However, the French view of the British has been less often studied and is frequently misunderstood. This book, based on hundreds of letters, memoirs, and reports of French officers and soldiers of the Napoleonic armies, adds to the existing literature by exploring the British army from the French side of the battle line. Each chapter looks at a specific campaign involving the French and the British. Extensive quotes from the French soldiers who were there are complemented by detailed notes describing the context of the war and the career of the eyewitness.

Wellington and the Siege of San Sebastian, 1813

This, the fourth volume in Andrew Field’s highly praised study of the Waterloo campaign from the French perspective, depicts in vivid detail the often neglected final phase – the rout and retreat of Napoleon’s army. The text is based exclusively on French eyewitness accounts which give an inside view of the immediate aftermath of the battle and carry the story through to the army’s disbandment in late 1815. Napoleon’s own flight from Waterloo is an essential part of the narrative, but the main emphasis is on the fate of the beaten French army as it was experienced by eyewitnesses who lived through the last days of the campaign. Andrew Field MBE is a former British army officer. He has reassessed Napoleon’s campaigns in 1814 and 1815, and has carried out extensive research into Wellington’s battles in the Peninsula.

Lord Mountcashel: Irish General Justin McCarthy in the service of James II and Louis XIV, 1673-1694

Bruce Collins

D P Graham

$44.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-78383-114-2

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / Black and white Illustrations / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-300-0

Bruce Collins’ reassessment of Wellington’s siege of San Sebastian during the Peninsular War is a fascinating reconstruction of one of the most challenging siege operations Wellington’s army undertook, and it is an important contribution to the history of siege warfare during the Napoleonic Wars. His broad approach, based in fresh archive research, offers an original perspective on San Sebastian’s significance.

Justin McCarthy (later Lord Mountcashel) was born into a notable family of Irish Jacobites, loyal to the exiled Stuarts, and grew up in France. Their Irish land was regained after the Restoration of Charles II but Justin, as the youngest surviving son, sought a career in the French army. In 1673 he joined an Irish regiment in French service. He became part of the personal circle of the Catholic Duke of York, the future James II and, after the latter’s accession in 1685, Justin helped to transform the Irish army into a Catholic one.

Bruce Collins is Professor of Modern History at Sheffield Hallam University.


Horses in the British Army 1750 to 1950 Janet Macdonald $50.00 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47386-371-2

This book encompasses the whole spectrum of horses in the British army over a 200-year period, from their acquisition and training, through their care and feeding and their transportation to theater of war overseas. Janet Macdonald describes how, until mechanization took over in the twentieth century, the British army used horses on a grand scale. The cavalry, messengers and officers rode horses, and horses pulled guns and wagons full of supplies. Their versatility made them almost as important as weaponry.

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Pen & Sword Books Reconnaissance Planes Since 1945

Tanks of the USSR 1917-1945

Fighter Aircraft Since 1945

Frank Schwede

Alexander Ludeke

Frank Schwede

$17.95 / 128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-133-3

$17.95 / 128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-137-1

$17.95 / 128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-129-6

Reconnaissance aircraft have always been the spearhead of the various air forces, helping to provide the basis for any further military operations. At the time of the Cold War and before the satellite era, the use of reconnaissance aircraft reached its zenith, as the warring nations were determined to know what was happening on the other side. Consequently, powerful aircraft emerged during this time, especially in terms of deployment altitude, speed and flight time; achievements which have been largely unrecognized until now.

The Soviet Union had already begun building an armored industry as early as the 1920s. Although initially limited to reconstructing and developing Western European armored vehicles, an independent line of powerful and easy-toproduce models had been established by 1939. Even after the Second World War, the USSR expanded its armament force considerably, even planning to cross western Europe in a massive armored wave in the event of any conflict with NATO. In this book, Alexander Lüdeke looks at all the important Soviet tanks that were built from 1917 up until the end of the Second World War.

The world’s first jet engines were already available shortly before the end of World War II, but they had not been developed to a high enough standard to take part. This changed after 1945 when one technological development surpassed the others and records tumbled almost every week. The era of the piston engine was finally over and jet fighters now dominated the skies. By the mid-1950s their speed had already reached double that of the speed of sound; an achievement which a few years earlier, would have sounded to many like science fiction.

International Tank Development From 1970

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The French Air Force in the First World War

Sopwith Camels Over Italy, 1917-1918

Ian Sumner

Norman Franks

$26.95 / 160 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 200 Illustrations / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-179-4

$29.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 130 illustrations / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52672-308-6

Alexander Ludeke $17.95 / 128 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-141-8

A great upheaval in tank construction took place in the 1970s, as new combat techniques, helicopters, weaponry and new types of ammunition reduced the value of a conventional combat battalion. Nevertheless, complete new developments are rare and in this book, Alexander Lüdeke looks at the most important developments that have taken place since 1970.

The French air force of the First World War developed as fast as the British and German air forces, yet its history is often forgotten. Ian Sumner’s photographic history, which features almost 200 images, most of which have not been published before, is a fascinating and timely introduction to the subject. The fighter pilots play a leading role in the story and the story of ordinary airmen who formed the body of the air force throughout the war years is told too.

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In October 1917, the Austro-Hungarians managed to push the Italians back during the battle of Caporetto. With the danger signs obvious, both Britain and France sent reinforcements. Britain’s Royal Flying Corps sent three squadrons of Sopwith Camel fighters, plus one RE8 reconnaissance squadron, and these Camel squadrons fought gallantly sharing the air battle with aircraft of the Italian Air Force. Despite the difference in landscape between France and Italy, the Camel pilots employed the same air-fighting tactics and assisted in ground support missions that proved just as destructive in Italy as they had in France.


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Axis Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War

The Battle for the Caucasus 1942 1943

Hitler's Tank Destroyers

Michael Green $24.95 / 208 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 color and B&W plates / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47388-704-6

During the Second World War the Axis powers deployed a vast array of armored fighting vehicles to support their tanks and infantry. These included tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, self-propelled artillery pieces, flame-thrower vehicles and self-propelled artillery pieces. This book covers all the variants in words and rare images.

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Anthony Tucker-Jones $22.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / over 160 b&w photographs / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-492-1

In late 1942 Hitler’s forces advanced far into the Caucasus in the southern Soviet Union in one of the most ambitious offensives of the Second World War, but this extraordinary episode is often forgotten. Using over 150 wartime photographs Anthony TuckerJones gives the reader a graphic, concise introduction to this remarkable but neglected campaign on the Eastern Front.

Paul Thomas $22.95 / 160 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 black and white illustrations - plates / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-617-8

Dedicated German antitank vehicles made their first major appearance in the Second World War as combatants developed effective armored vehicles and tactics. The book covers the development and technology throughout the war that led to tank destroyers like the Panzerjger I, Sturmgeschtz, Marders, Nashorn. Hetzer, Jagdpanzer, Elefant, Jagdtiger IV and Jagdpanther vehicles being developed. This comprehensive account covers all the Nazis mobile antitank vehicles in words and images.

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Hitler's Sky Warriors

Salerno to the Gustav Line, 19431944

SS Polizei Division at War 1940– 1945

Jon Diamond

History of the Division

German Paratroopers in Action 1939– 1945 Christoper Ailsby $22.95 / 224 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / Illustrated / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47388-668-1

$22.95 / 224 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 black and white illustrations / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-734-5

During the Second World War, the German Fallschirmjger (paratroopers) carried out many successful and daring operations, such as the capture of the Belgian fortress at Eben Emael in 1940 and the invasion of Crete in 1941. Hitler’s Sky Warriors is a detailed examination of all the battles and campaigns of the Third Reich’s airborne forces, illustrated throughout by many previously unpublished photographs.

In September 1943 the Allied armies made amphibious assaults on the Italian Mainland at Calabria, Taranto and along the Gulf of Salerno beaches. The Italian Government quickly capitulated but the Germans fought on. In January 1944, the Fifth Army’s X, II and French Expeditionary Corps attacked across the Garigliano and Rapido Rivers with the aim of breaking through the Gustav Line fortifications.


Ian Baxter $24.95 / 176 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 photographs / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-097-8

The book describes how the SS-Polizei Division fought across the Low Countries, the Eastern Front, before deploying to the Balkans and Greece. During the last days of the War it was assigned to Army Detachment Steiner defending Berlin where many soldiers fought to the death. This book is a unique glimpse into one of the most infamous fighting machines in World War Two and a great addition to any reader interested Waffen-SS history.

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Chiang Kai-shek versus Mao Tse-tung

US Military Helicopters

The Battle for China 1946– 1949

Michael Green

Philip Jowett $22.95 / 192 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 200 illustrations / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47387-484-8

This is the first photographic history of the Chinese Civil War which decided the future of modern China. A selection of over 200 archive photographs, many of which have not been published before, depict the battle for power that took place across the breadth of the country. The armies, air forces and navies of the opposing sides are shown in a sequence of graphic images, as is the ordeal of the long-suffering Chinese civilians who were caught up in a conflict that cost millions of lives. A detailed accompanying text describes the make-up of the Nationalist and Communist forces, their contrasting strategies, tactics and leadership. Philip Jowett has published many books on the armies of Asia in the first half of the twentieth century, and has made a special study of the armies of China.

$24.95 / 224 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 color & black and white illustrations / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-484-6

The helicopter came on the scene too late to play other than a minor role in the Second World War but by the Korean conflict the Bell H-13 Sioux, OH-23 Raven and Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw were in service. It was in Vietnam that the US military helicopters really came into their own and the best known were the Bell UH-1 Iriquois (known as the Huey), the Boeing CH-47 Chinook and the massive CH-37 Mojave. The USAF combat search and rescue Jolly Green Giant was indispensable. All these formidable aircraft and many more are covered in detail in this superbly illustrated and comprehensive book. Michael Green is the author of numerous books in the Images of War series. He lives in California.

Images of War

Images of War


Joseph Stalin

The Soviet Army's Cold War Main Battle Tank

Images of War

Anthony Tucker-Jones $22.95 / 160 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 160 illustrations / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-109-8

The Soviet T-54/55 is probably the best-known tank of the Cold War, it was produced in greater numbers than any other tank in history and this photographic history is the ideal introduction to it. In over 150 archive photographs and a detailed analytical text, the author traces the design and development of the T-54/55 and records its operational history. He describes how it was conceived as a main battle tank, an all-rounder, contrasting with the light, medium and heavy tanks produced in the past. It was as adaptable as it was long-lasting, different versions being produced by China, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Romania. Anthony Tucker-Jones’ history of this remarkable armored vehicle will be absorbing reading for tank enthusiasts and a valuable source for modelers. Anthony Tucker-Jones has written numerous titles in the Images of War series.

Nigel Blundell and Maurice Crow $22.95 / 112 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 150 illustrations / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-203-6

Joseph Stalin was a monster. He sacrificed his friends and allies in pursuit of power, murdered thousands with sadistic brutality to maintain it and callously obliterated millions more of his own people over a quarter century of his leadership. This concise book presents a cautionary study, in words and historic photographs, of the peasant’s son from Georgia who as a choirboy seemed destined for the priesthood but who grew up to be a streetfighting revolutionary using torture and terror as tools to attain power. It asks how the coarse, brutish drunkard that he became could nevertheless have been lauded abroad as a cultural giant and spellbind so many millions at home as an object of worship. It provides clues as to how Stalin the military incompetent came to be seen as a statesman of equal standing to war leaders like Churchill and Hitler. And it points to the danger of rewriting history to allow the resurrection of Stalin as a ‘father’ of his people in the twentyfirst century rather than a bloodstained idol with feet of clay.

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The English Electric Lightning Martin W Bowman $29.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 120 color & black and white illustrations / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-556-3

Eyewitnesses at the Somme A Muddy and Bloody Campaign 1916–1918 Tim Cook $50.00 / 416 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-461-9

Images of War

The Phantom F-4 Martin W Bowman $24.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 120 color & black and white illustrations / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-576-1

The English Electric Lightning emerged at a boom time for British aviation. This supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era is perhaps best remembered for its amazing takeoff performance, its exceptional rate of climb and its immense speed. Here, Martin Bowman takes us on a photographic journey, illustrating the various landmarks of the Lightning’s impressive operational history.

Eyewitnesses at the Somme, shares personal stories of Australian men as they stared down the horrors of war with determination, courage and mateship. With chapters devoted to the significant battles at Fromelles, Doignies, Polygon Wood, Péronne and Bellicourt, this book tells the story of one battalion, but in doing so it encapsulates the experiences of many Australians on the Western Front.

This is the perfect introduction for the general reader, enthusiast or modeler wishing to find a succinct yet detailed introduction to the design and history of this aircraft. Why was it conceived? What was it like to fly in combat? Who were the people who designed it and who became famous for flying it? What were its virtues and vices? These questions are answered and a wealth of technical data, additional information and suggestions for further reading are provided.

Images of War

Images of War

Images of War

Challenger 2

The Hawker Hunter

Tank Wrecks of the Eastern Front 1941 - 1945

The British Main Battle Tank M P Robinson and Robert Griffin $24.95 / 176 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 color & black and white illustrations / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-665-9

This superbly researched and illustrated book tells the story of the evolution and subsequent successful career of Challenger 2 which has seen distinguished service in war and peace since 1990 and has proved itself one of the world’s most formidable fighting vehicles. The authors do not shy away from technical detail and make comparisons with competitors. The result is an objective and authoritative work which will delight military equipment buffs, modelers and wargamers.


Martin W Bowman $29.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 120 color & black and white illustrations / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-560-0

The Hunter is one of the world’s greatest aircraft. For three decades, pilots have enthused about it, extolling the virtues of its smooth, aerodynamic lines, 4 x 30mm cannon, the Rolls-Royce Avon engine, and its outstandingly honest handling characteristics combined with a lively performance. Although the last example was retired in July 2001, the Hunter legend undoubtedly lives on, with 114 potentially air worthy airframes located worldwide. Here, the legendary tale of the Hunter is told in words and images.

Anthony TuckerJones $22.95 / 160 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 160 illustrations / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-500-3

Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic history is a fascinating guide to four years of armored battle on the Eastern Front. As well as tracing the entire course of the war on the Eastern Front through the trail of broken armor, the photographs provide a wideranging visual archive of the tank types of the period that will appeal to everyone who is interested in tank warfare and to modelers and wargamers in particular.

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Pen & Sword Books Building for Battle: U-Boat Pens of the Atlantic Battle

Building for Battle: Hitler's D-Day Defences

Philip Kaplan

Philip Kaplan

$39.95 / 240 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 75 color illustrations and 75 black and white illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-544-0

$39.95 / 176 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 75 color illustrations and 75 black and white illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-540-2

In this publication the massive bunkers or ‘pens’ constructed in Brittany by the laborers of the German Organization Todt are revisited. These giant structures, some of which sheltered more than a dozen submarines at a time, still exist because they were built with concrete ceilings more than three meters thick. With equally impressive supporting walls, they suffered relatively little damage in the wartime bombing raids. Illustrated with more than 150 rare and compelling photo images, this book is a richly rewarding journey back across time to some of the most intriguing and electrifying sites from the war years. The story of the pen shelters and their part in that war is both fascinating and enduring.

Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of the Nazi-dominated European continent, was mounted in the early hours of 6th June, 1944. What awaited the Allied landing forces were key elements in the formidable defenses of Hitler’s vaunted ‘Atlantic Wall’. The Wall was a 2500-mile chain of various types of fortifications stretching from the North Cape to the Bay of Biscay. D-Day Defences revisits many of the locations within the five-beach landing area of the invasion forces, focusing on the various aspects of the German fortifications, the types of defensive systems employed against the American, British and Canadian invaders, and the results experienced by both invaders and defenders in the Allied struggle to gain and hold possession of that pathway to Berlin.

Philip Kaplan has written and co-authored forty-seven books on aviation, military and naval subjects.

Lockheed F-104 Starfighter A History Martin W Bowman $39.95 / 256 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 200 illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47386-326-2

Here, Martin Bowman offers up a well-researched, comprehensive and thoroughly entertaining history of this impressive interceptor aircraft and fighter bomber. Firsthand insights gathered from pilots who have flown the Starfighter in a variety of international contexts make for a diverse narrative, interspersed throughout with a selection of black and white and color illustrations that really bring the story to life. Over the course of an eventful history, the Starfighter has been caught up in an extensive variety of conflicts across the world. This book not only acquaints us with the landmark milestones of a widely utilized aircraft type, it also illuminates our understanding of the dynamic history of aviation in the second half of the twentieth century. Martin Bowman is one of Britain’s best-known Second World War aviation historians and authors.

Boeing 707 Group A History Graham M Simons $32.95 / 288 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 200 illustrations / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47386-134-3

The Boeing 707 family was the pioneer of the sweptback wing, incorporating podded engines borrowed from the B-47 military bomber. It was the aircraft that many regard as the design that really ushered in the Jet-Age. This book examines the course of the Boeing 707’s history, charting an impressive design evolution and illustrating the many ways in which the 707’s legacy continues to this day. In laying the foundation for Boeing’s preeminence on the word’s jetliner market during the 1980s and 90s, the 707 paved the way for future innovations in both civilian and military fields and Graham Simons has put together an image-packed history that records the historic and landmark milestones of this iconic aircraft type. English professional aviation writer, publisher and historian, Graham M Simons is one of the founders of the aviation museum at Duxford, UK.

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Cold War

Cold War

Cold War

North Korea Invades the South

Hungarian Uprising

Air War Over North Vietnam

Across the 38th Parallel, June 1950 Gerry van Tonder $22.95 / 136 pages / 6 x 9 / 80 b/w & 40 color images / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-818-2

Without warning, at 4.00 a.m. on 25 June 1950, North Korean artillery laid down a heavy bombardment on the Ongjin Peninsula, followed four hours later by a massive armored, air, amphibious and infantry breach of the ill-conceived postwar ‘border’ that was the 38º north line of latitude. At 11.00 a.m., North Korea issued a declaration of war against the Republic of Korea. Three days later, the South Korean capital, Seoul, fell. US President Harry S. Truman, in compliance with a UN Security Council resolution, appointed the iconic Second World War veteran, General Douglas MacArthur, commander-in-chief of forces in Korea. The first in a six-volume series on the Korean War, this publication considers those first few fateful days in June 1950 that would cement north–south antagonism to this day, the pariah state that is communist North Korea a seemingly increasing threat to an already tenuous global peace.

Gerry van Tonder is a full-time historian and author specializing in military history.


Budapest's Cataclysmic Twelve Days, 1956 Louis Archard $22.95 / 136 pages / 6 x 9 / 80 b/w & 40 color images / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-802-1

Soviet troops had occupied Hungary in 1945 as they pushed towards Germany and by 1949 the country was ruled by a communist government that towed the Soviet line. Resentment at the system eventually boiled over at the end of October 1956. Protests erupted on the streets of Budapest and, as the violence spread, the government fell and was replaced by a new, more moderate regime. However, the intention of the new government to withdraw from the Warsaw Pact and declare neutrality in the Cold War proved just too much for Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Soviet forces had intervened at the beginning of events to help the former regime keep order but were withdrawn at the end of October, only to return in November and quell the uprising with blunt force. Despite advocating a policy of rolling back Soviet influence, the US and other western powers were helpless to stop the suppression of the uprising, which marked a realization that the Cold War in Europe had reached a stalemate.

Louis Archard lives in Gloucestershire, UK and is the author of numerous military history books.

Operation Rolling Thunder, 1965– 1968 Stephen Emerson $22.95 / 136 pages / 6 x 9 / 80 b/w & 40 color images / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-822-9

In early 1965 the United States unleashed the largest sustained aerial bombing campaign since World War II, against North Vietnam. Through an ever escalating onslaught of destruction, Operation Rolling Thunder intended to signal America’s unwavering commitment to its South Vietnamese ally in the face of continued North Vietnamese aggression, break Hanoi’s political will to prosecute the war, and bring about a negotiated settlement to the conflict. It was not to be. Despite flying some 306,000 combat sorties and dropping 864,000 tons of ordnance on North Vietnam – 42 per cent more than that used in the Pacific theater during World War II – Operation Rolling Thunder failed to drive Hanoi decisively to the negotiating table and end the war. That would take another four years and another air campaign. Steve Emerson served as Security Studies Chair at the National Defense University’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies and previously as an associate professor of National Security Decision-making at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He is the author of numerous books and lives in Orlando, FL.

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Cold War

Cold War

Cold War

Red China

El Salvador

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Mao Crushes Chiang's Kuomintang, 1949

Dance of the Death Squads, 1980– 1992

Thirteen Days on an Atomic Knife Edge, October 1962

Miguel Miranda

Al J Venter

Phil Carradice

$22.95 / 6 x 9 / 80 b/w & 40 color images / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-810-6

$22.95 / 136 pages / 6 x 9 / 80 b/w & 40 color images / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-814-4

$22.95 / 136 pages / 6 x 9 / 80 b/w & 40 color images / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-806-9

The twelve-year guerrilla war in El Salvador was one of the most intense insurgencies fought in the Central and South American region since the end of the Second World War. Backed by the Soviet Union and Cuba, the struggle was initiated on 15 October 1979 by the radical Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), a coalition or ‘umbrella organization’ of five socialist and communist guerrilla groups. Fearful of supporting an oppressive regime in San Salvador and media reports of ‘death squads’, this drew a quick but muted response from a United States. However, once Ronald Reagan was elected into office, through various US intelligence bodies, the CIA especially, significant amounts of military hardware were pumped into the country to counter Soviet efforts to support the rebels. The Salvadorian security forces were eventually molded into an effective counter-guerrilla force that was to force the rebels to the negotiating table.

The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was the closest the world has yet come to nuclear war, a time when the hands of the Doomsday Clock really did inch towards the witching hour of midnight. By placing nuclear missiles on the Caribbean island of Cuba where, potentially, they were able to threaten the eastern seaboard of the USA, Nikita Khrushchev and the Soviet Union escalated the Cold War to a level that everyone feared but had never previously thought possible. In a desperate and dangerous game of brinkmanship, for thirteen nerve-wracking days Premier Khrushchev and President Kennedy held the fate of the world in their hands. Kennedy, in particular, wrestled with a range of options – allow the missiles to stay, launch an air strike on the sites or invade Cuba. In the end, he did none of these but the solution to one of the deadliest dilemmas of the twentieth century proved to be a brave and dramatic moment in human history.

Al J. Venter is a specialist military writer and has had 50 books published.

Phil Carradice is a poet, novelist and historian and has written over fifty books.

China. 1949: two vast armies prepare for a final showdown that will decide Asia’s future. One is led by Mao Tse-tung and his military strategists Zhou Enlai and Zhu De. Hardened by years of guerrilla warfare, armed and trained by the Soviets, and determined to emerge victorious, the People’s Liberation Army is poised to strike from its Manchurian stronghold. Opposing them are the teetering divisions of the Kuomintang, the KMT. For two decades Chiang Kai-shek’s regime had sought to fashion China into a modern state. But years spent battling warlords, and enduring Japan’s brutal conquest of their homeland, has left the KMT weak, corrupt, and divided. The Soviet victory against the Japanese Kwantung Army in 1945 allowed Mao’s Communists to re-arm and prepare for the coming civil war. Within a few short years, the KMT were on the defensive while the Communists possessed the most formidable army in East Asia. The stage was set for China’s rebirth as a communist dictatorship.

Miguel Miranda is a writer based in the Philippines. This is his first work of non-fiction.

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Pen & Sword Books Hitler's Revenge Weapons

Air War Varsity

The Final Blitz of London

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 60 illustrations - 2x16pp mono plate sections / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47386-310-1

Martin W Bowman

Nigel Walpole $44.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 150 integrated mono illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-288-1

Group Captain Nigel Walpole grew up in London during the Blitz and he has traced the full history of the V1 ‘doodlebugs’ and V2 rockets that terrorized so many at this time. He looks at the infamous missile development site at Peenemunde and the engineers who brought Hitler’s horrific visions to life. He reports his vivid memories of the three Blitz campaigns and the countermeasures taken in response to them. Having been granted direct access to the history of the V weapons, he describes the evolution, development, production deployment and launch of the flying bombs and rockets.

Group Captain Nigel J R Walpole OBE BA FRAeS RAF (Ret’d) lives in Suffolk.

Operation ‘Varsity-Plunder’ was the last large-scale Allied airborne operation of World War II. ‘Varsity’ was the airborne part, whilst ‘Plunder’ represented the British amphibious operations by the British Second Army. The combination of the two divisions in one lift made this the largest single day airborne drop in history. Here, Martin Bowman brings us the first book on Operation Varsity to include both British and US air and ground operations, as well as the US, British and Canadian paratroop and resupply missions. He weaves firsthand testimony and a compelling historical narrative together with a variety of photographic illustrations, many of which have never been published before, in order to create a complete and fascinating record of events as they played out in March 1945. Martin Bowman is one of Britain’s best-known aviation historians and authors.

Monte Cassino

Anders' Army

Opening the Road to Rome

General Władysław Anders and the Polish Second Corps 1941-46

Richard Doherty $39.95 / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of black and white plates / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-329-3

Evan McGilvray

One of the bloodiest European battles of the Second World War was that from January to June 1944 for the Gustav Line, anchored on Monte Cassino. Better known as the Battle of Cassino, the campaign only ended when Rome was liberated. The book recognizes the contributions of all elements and flags up the inevitable national tensions and rivalries exacerbated by restrictions of terrain and weather. Allied commanders, using ingenuity, highly effective artillery and sophisticated close air support, finally triumphed over their formidable German adversaries. This book examines the campaign from the political/strategic levels to the tactical, using official records, accounts from commanders and participants, including interviews. Richard Doherty is recognized as Ireland’s leading military history author with 18 published works. He lives in County Londonderry.


$32.95 / 280 pages / 6 x 9 / Approx 20b/w pics / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47383-411-8

Along with thousands of his compatriots, Wladyslaw Anders was imprisoned by the Soviets when they attacked Poland with their German allies in 1939. They endured terrible treatment until the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 suddenly put Stalin in the Allied camp, after which they were evacuated to Iran and formed into the Polish Second Corps under Anders’ command. Once equipped and trained, the corps was eventually committed to the Italian campaign, notably at Monte Cassino. The author assesses Anders’ performance as a military commander, finding him merely adequate, but his political role was more significant and caused friction in the Allied camp. From the start he often opposed Sikorski, the Polish Prime Minister in exile and Commander in Chief of Polish armed forces in the West.

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LLogistics i tii iin W World ld W War II

TThe h BBattle ttll off CCotentin t tii


9 - 19 June 1944

John Norris

Georges Bernage

$39.95 / 400 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 255 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47385-912-8

$32.95 / 184 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47385-763-6

John Norris shows how logistics, though less glamorous than details of the fighting itself, played a decisive role in the outcome of every campaign and battle of World War Two. The author marshals some astounding facts and figures to convey the sheer scale of the task all belligerents faced to equip vast forces and supply them in the field. He also draws on firsthand accounts to illustrate what this meant for the men and women in the logistics chain and those depending on it at the sharp end. Many of the vehicles, from supply trucks to pack mules, and other relevant hardware are discussed and illustrated with numerous photographs. This first volume of two looks at the early years of the war, so we see, for example, how Hitler’s panzer divisions were kept rolling in the Blitzkrieg (a German division in 1940 still had around 5000 horses, requiring hundreds of tons of fodder) and the British army’s disastrous loss of equipment at Dunkirk. This is a fascinating and valuable study of a neglected aspect of World War Two.

In June 1944, the Americans left the SainteMère-Eglise and Utah Beach bridgehead and crossed the Merderet river to the Chaussée de la Fiere, taking Picauville on 10 June. Their advance was slowed following the failure of the 90th Infantry Division, but they were able to take Pont-l'Abbe on 12 June and Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte 16 June. Two days later they cut the Cotentin peninsula at Barneville, before heading north towards Cherbourg.

John Norris is a freelance military historian who writes regular monthly columns for several specialist titles, ranging from vehicle profiles to re-enactment events. He has written well over a dozen books on various military historical subjects.

As well as authentic eyewitness testimony, the book also acts as a field guide, including maps and both contemporary and modern photographs.

The historian Georges Bernage is one of France's premier experts on the 1944 Normandy Invasion. He has published over forty books on the subject since 1978.

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TThe h BBattle ttll ffor th the h M Maginot Line 1940 Clayton Donnell $32.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 50 illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47387-728-3

What was it like as a French soldier to defend the Maginot Line when the Germans invaded in 1940, and was the line really a strategic and tactical disaster a massive waste of resources? Clayton Donnell’s expert, finely detailed and graphic account of the role of the Maginot Line in the defense of France gives the reader an inside view of life in the bunkers, casemates and forts the sights, the sounds and the terror of the German attacks. And it questions common assumptions about the effectiveness of the resistance offered by the defenders and the impact the line had on the German assault. The layout of the line from Dunkirk to Switzerland, along the Alpine passes to the Riviera, and on the island of Corsica is described in expert detail, as is its history, construction and development. But the narrative concentrates on its performance in combat and the experience of the soldiers who manned it as the German offensive broke over them.

Clayton Donnell is retired from the US Air Force. He has a degree in history and has passionately studied military history and fortress engineering for thirty years. He lives in Southampton, PA.


Pen & Sword Books Hitler's Munich Man

Voices of the Second World War

The Fall of Sir Admiral Barry Domvile

A Child's Perspective

Martin Connolly

Sheila A Renshaw

$39.95 / 160 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 black and white illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-707-9

$19.95 / 176 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 black and white illustrations / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-059-9

Between the First and Second World Wars, there was a growth of fascism in Britain and anxiety about revolution was in the air. Concerns of a possible Fascist attempt to overthrow the established order were high, not to mention the rise of Hitler and the threat of invasion. Hitler’s Munich Man gives a detailed account of Sir Barry Domvile’s background, detention and hearings that were held behind closed doors and reveals the extent of his Fascism, pro-German attitudes and anti-Semitism. The first book to throw a spotlight on the saga, it examines his writings, both open and issued under a pseudonym, and considers the legitimacy of his detention. With photographs from the German archives, substantial coverage using the Secret Service files, Domvile’s personal diaries and other sources, the book will illuminate and inform the reader.

Horrocks The General who led from the Front Philip Warner $29.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 36 black and white photographs / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-716-0

Lieutenant General Sir Brian Horrocks was a legend in his lifetime. He leapt to fame as a Brigade, Divisional and Corps Commander during the Second World War where his dashing style, good luck and easy manner won him huge respect and great success. He was happiest in the front-line and yet his victories in the field were hard won, be they in North Africa or NW Europe. By 1944 he was commanding 200,000 men of all Allied nations who did not agree on much else but all thought highly of him.

This is a collection of firsthand accounts from people who experienced the Second World War from all over Europe: stretching from Russia to the Channel Islands, and Norway to Malta. While some children appear to have been hardly aware of the war, for those who lived through bombing, occupation, deprivation, starvation and fear, the memories remain with them even today. The accounts have been relayed according to their perspective at the time and the contributors were happy to share their experiences and memories, keen in the knowledge that they were being documented as personal chroniclers of one of the twentieth century’s most catastrophic events.

Life of a Teenager in Wartime London

Double Agent Celery

Duncan Leatherdale

MI5's Crooked Hero

$50.00 / 176 pages / 6 x 9 / 60-80 b&w images / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-496-9

$50.00 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages of b&w plates / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-614-9

What was life like for teenagers and young people living in London during the Second World War? Using the diary entries of nineteen-year-old trainee physiotherapist Glennis ‘Bunty’ Leatherdale, along with other contemporary accounts, Life of a Teenager in Wartime London is a window into the life of a young person finding their way in the world. It shows how young people can cope no matter the dangers they face, be it from bombs or boys, dances or death.

With Britain braced for a German invasion, MI5 recruited an ex RNAS officer, come confidence trickster, called Walter Dicketts as a double agent. A mixture of hero and crook, Dicketts was worldly and intelligent, charming and charismatic. Sometimes rich and sometimes poor, his private life was a web of complexity and deception. Using family and official records, police records, newspaper articles and memories, the author unravels the tangled yet true story of Double Agent Celery.

Carolinda Witt

Carolinda Witt is the granddaughter of MI5’s double agent celery aka Walter Dicketts.


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Pen & Sword Books Battleground II

Battleground II

Pointe du Hoc 1944

Frankforce and the Defence of Arras 1940

Tim Saunders $19.95 / 176 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 32 illustrations / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47388-916-3

Jerry Murland

The attack by Rudder’s Rangers on Pointe du Hoc, as one of the opening acts of D Day, is without doubt an epic of military history. As a result of Montgomery’s upscaling of the invasion General Bradley’s First US Army had to deal with a dangerous coastal gun battery that would dominate the approaches to both Omaha and Utah Beaches. On D-Day everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Lesser men would have given up, nonetheless determined Rangers with German infantry hurling grenades down on them struggled up the cliff but the guns were not there. The 200 Rangers fought on against mounting pressure in an equally epic battle until finally relieved two days later. Former soldier, author, documentary maker and battlefield guide, Tim Saunders has a lifelong interest in military history. He has written fifteen books.

The National Archives

Bomb Disposal in World War Two

$19.95 / 192 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 176 pages of integrated illustrations / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47385-269-3

This book serves both as guide to the Second World War battlefields that surround Arras and its environs as well as detailing the actions of the British armored attack of 21 May 1940. The book looks at the strategic situation that led up to the famous Arras counterstroke and, using material that has not been published before, examines the British and German actions between 20 and 23 May. 137 black and white photographs (integrated) and a number of maps derived from regimental histories; and six tour maps provide the battlefield visitor with illustrations of the battlefields as they were in 1940 and as they are today.

The Gestapo's Most Improbable Hostage

Chris Ransted

Hugh Mallory Falconer

$44.95 / 296 pages / 6 x 9 / 195 photographs / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-565-4

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-183-9

For this book, Chris Ransted has researched some of the lesser known events and personalities relating to the early years of Explosive Ordnance Disposal in the UK. Daring acts of cold blooded bravery, and ingenuity in the face of life threatening technical challenges, are recounted throughout the book. Included are numerous previously unpublished accounts and photographs that describe the disarming of German bombs, parachute mines, and even allied bombs found at aircraft crash sites.

This is the story of Squadron Leader Hugh Mallory Falconer, British Special Operations Executive agent and prisoner of the Nazis for over two and a half grueling years. His daughter, who has painstakingly transcribed the only copy of her father’s memoirs, describes this book, published here for the first time, as ‘a personal manual on keeping your sanity when your weight has dropped to that of a small German Shepherd dog, you are covered in vermin, you are alone and you have everything to fear.’ It makes for compelling reading.

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Section D for Destruction Forerunner of SOE Malcolm Atkin $39.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-260-6

In 1938 the new Section D of the Secret Intelligence Service was making plans to mount an all-out political and sabotage war against Nazi Germany. This was a new form of warfare, encompassing bribery, black propaganda and sabotage by agents. Malcolm Atkin reveals how Section D’s struggle to build a European wide antiNazi resistance movement was met with widespread suspicion from government, to the extent of a systematic destruction of its reputation. This is the first in-depth account of it to be published since the release of previously secret documents to the National Archives.


Pen & Sword Books Battleground II

A Subaltern's Lament

Arras 1940 Tim Saunders

Harry Turner

$19.95 / 176 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 illustrations / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47388-912-5

$34.95 / 6 x 9 / None / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-367-3

On 21 May 1940 during the ill-fated Dunkirk Campaign the British launched an operation spearheaded by two tank regiments to help secure the city of Arras. This was the only significant armored operation mounted by the British during the campaign. Poorly coordinated and starting badly the Matilda tanks ran into the flanks of Rommel’s over extended 7th Panzer Division. With the German antitank guns, unable to penetrate the armor of the British tanks, Rommel’s infantry fell into chaos. The Arras counterattack contributed to Hitler issuing the famous ‘halt order’ to his panzers that arguably did much to allow the British Army to withdraw to Dunkirk and escape total destruction. Former soldier, author, documentary maker and battlefield guide, Tim Saunders has a lifelong interest in military history. He has written fifteen books, principally on the Second World War.

Vienna 1954 and the victorious allies occupy the whole of Austria. Newly commissioned national serviceman and Fulham boy, Rory Trenchard, joins his regiment, The Hambleshires, in Vienna at the very height of the Cold War. At nineteen he finds himself not only learning the tough art of soldiering alongside his platoon of Battle hardened Korean War veterans but is also exposed to the political machinations that exist between Britain and her Allies. Vienna in 1954 is a dangerous place and in addition to honing his skills as a warrior he is trusted to act as a go-between when a senior KGB officer plans to defect to the west. This is his story.

Harry Turner is an author of ten military history books.

From Normandy to Auschwitz

Churchill's Thin Grey Line

Paul le Goupil

British Merchant Ships at War 1939–1945

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp b&w plates / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-191-4

Bernard Edwards

The odds on Paul le Goupil living to see the end of the Second World War let alone the 21st Century were negligible in 1944. Yet he did. As his extraordinary memoir describes, as a young man he found himself caught up in the maelstrom of the Second World War, active resistance to, and defiance of, the German occupation came naturally to Paul but led to his capture, beating and interrogation by the Gestapo and solitary incarceration in first French prisons. Worse still was to come and after an appalling journey and various labor camps he ended up in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. He experienced starvation, slave labor, unbelievable hardship - death for many was a relief. Paul survived but his suffering was not over as he and others had to endure a nightmare march before being liberated by the advancing Russians. All this and far more make this memoir an unforgettable, moving and inspiring account.


$34.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / Black and white illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-166-3

For the duration of the War, Britain’s merchant fleet performed a vital role, carrying the essential supplies that kept the country running during the darkest days and then made victory possible. Their achievements came at a terrible cost with 2,535 British oceangoing merchant ships being sunk and, of the 185,000 men and women serving in the British Merchant Navy at the time, 36,749 sacrificed their lives. A further 4,707 were wounded and 5,720 ended up in prisoner of war camps. Their casualty rate of 25 percent was second only to RAF Bomber Command’s. Using casebook examples, this well researched book tells the inspiring story of those brave civilian volunteers who fought so gallantly to defend their ships and the cargoes.

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Pen & Sword Books Bloody Bullecourt

They Shall Not Pass

David Coombes

The French Army on the Western Front 1914 - 1918

$44.95 / 432 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-343-8

Ian Sumner

In April-May 1917 the sleepy hamlet of Bullecourt in Northern France became the focus of two battles involving British and Australian troops. Given the unique place in Australia’s military history that both battles occupy, surprisingly little has been written on the AIF’s achievements at Bullecourt. Bloody Bullecourt seeks to remedy this gasping omission. Bullecourt became a charnel-house for the AIF. Many who had endured he nightmare of Pozières considered Bullecourt far worse. And for what? While Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig considered its capture ‘among the great achievements of the war’, the village that cost so many lives held no strategic value whatsoever. Dr David Coombes is a Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland. He is the author of four other Australian Military History books.

The Road to Passchendaele The Heroic Year in Soldiers' own Words and Photographs Richard van Emden $29.95 / 392 pages / 6.5 x 9.25 / 100 illustrations / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52672-496-0

Passchendaele is the next volume in the highly regarded series of books from the best-selling First World War historian Richard van Emden. Once again, using the winning formula of diaries and memoirs, and above all original photographs taken on illegally held cameras by the soldiers themselves, Richard tells the story of 1917, of life both in and out of the line culminating in perhaps the most dreaded battle of them all, the Battle of Passchendaele. This book will be published in June 2017, in time for the 100th anniversary of the epic Battle of Passchendaele which began on 31st July 1917.

$29.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 b&w illustrations / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52672-182-2

This graphic collection of firsthand accounts sheds new light on the experiences of the French army during the Great War. It reveals in authentic detail the perceptions and emotions of soldiers and civilians who were caught up in the most destructive conflict the world had ever seen. Ian Sumner provides a concise narrative of the war in order to give a clear context to the eyewitness material. The reader is carried through the experience of each phase of the war on the Western Front and sees events as soldiers and civilians saw them at the time. This emphasis on eyewitness accounts provides an approach to the subject that is completely new for an Englishlanguage publication. Ian Sumner is a prolific writer and researcher who specializes in local and military history.

Germany in the Great War

Western Front First Year Neuve Chapelle, First Ypres, Loos Joshua Bilton $22.95 / 208 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 1,000 illustrations / January 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47382-741-7

Advancing the German perspective, this pictorial account illustrates the order of the Central Powers in 1915. Arranged in six chapters, this book covers events in the west: Neuve Chapelle, First Ypres and Loos. The looting of stores, street demonstrations, riots and strikes on the Home Front, the war to the east and the war at sea and finally Gallipoli – a truly international campaign, costing the lives of 130,842 soldiers.

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Combat Over the Trenches Oswald Watt Aviation Pioneer Chris Clark $50.00 / 312 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-501-2

‘Father of the Flying Corps’ and ‘Father of Australian Aviation’ were two of the unofficial titles conferred on Oswald (“Toby”) Watt when he died in tragic circumstances shortly after the end of WW1. He had become the Australian Army’s first qualified pilot in 1911, but spent the first 18 months of the war with the French Air Service before arranging a transfer to the Australian Imperial Force. For the first time, this book attempts to establish the true story of Watt’s life and achievements, and provide a proper basis for evaluating his place in Australian history.


Pen & Sword Books Both Sides of the Wire

The Somme 1916 David O'Mara

The Battle of the Somme 1916

$26.95 / 256 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 120 images / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-770-0

Developing the Offensive – July to Mid September

With a few notable exceptions, the French efforts on the Somme have been largely missing or minimized in British accounts of the Battle of the Somme. And yet they held this sector of the Front from the outbreak of the war until well into 1915 and, indeed, in parts into 1916. David O’Mara’s book provides an outline narrative describing the arrival of the war on the Somme and some of the notable and quite fierce actions that took place that autumn and, indeed, into December of 1914. Extensive mine warfare was a feature of 1915 and beyond on the Somme; for example under Redan Ridge and before Dompierre and Fay. The French limited offensive at Serre in June 1915 is reasonably well known, but there was fighting elsewhere – for example the Germans launched a short, sharp, limited attack at Frise in January 1916, part of the diversionary action before the Germans launched their ill-fated offensive at Verdun.

$34.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 black and white photographs and maps / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47388-549-3

The Cambrai Campaign 1917

The Battle That Won the War - Bellenglise

Andrew Rawson

Breaching the Hindenburg Line 1918

Touring the French Sector

Nigel Cave and Jack Sheldon

$34.95 / 200 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 black and white images and 35 maps / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-437-4

Peter Rostron

This is an account of the British Expeditionary Force’s battles in November and December of 1917. Each stage of the battle is given equal treatment, with detailed insights into the most talked about side of the campaign, the British side. It explains how far the Tank Corps had come in changing the face of trench warfare. Over forty new maps chart the day by day progress of each corps on each day. Together the narrative and the maps provide an insight into the British Army’s experience during this important campaign. The men who made a difference are mentioned; those who led the advances, those who stopped the counterattacks and those who were awarded the Victoria Cross.


This book covers actions at Ovillers, Pozières, Mametz, Delville Wood, the bitter fighting at High Wood, all leading up to the great attack on the Somme on 15 September. This was the third such major effort by the British army and the first time since 1 July that the Allies had attacked simultaneously in strength. The book then looks at aspects of the fighting associated with this attack, in particular the role of the New Zealand Division and of the Guards Division around Les Boeufs. It then concentrates on the Anglo French boundary area (Guillemont and Combles) before considering French activity at Maurepas, Cléry, Biaches and La Maisonette and the extension of the French front on 3 September, with fighting at Soyécourt, Lihons and Vermandovillers.

$34.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 8 pages b&w plates / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-162-5

It is no exaggeration to claim that 46th North Midland Division’s action on 29 September 1918 was the hammer blow that shattered the will of the German High Command. Painting the strategic picture from early 1918 and the dark weeks following the German’s March offensive, the author lays the ground for the Allied counter-strike. Ahead of them was the mighty Hindenburg Line. Undaunted the Allies attacked using American, Australian and British formations. Led by Major General Boyd, 46 Division stormed the Canal and, thanks to a combination of sound planning and determined courageous fighting, seized their Hindenburg Line objective by the end of the day.

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American Expeditionary Forces in the Great War The Meuse Argonne 1918: Breaking the Line Maarten Otte $19.95 / 5.5 x 8.5 / 60 black and white illustrations and maps / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-445-9

Although the Meuse-Argonne Offensive was not the first major action fought by the AEF, it was the greatest in which it engaged in the Great War; the casualty count in the fighting at the Meuse-Argonne makes it the bloodiest battle in American military history. Maarten Otte gives a background narrative to events before the opening of the Offensive and its development. Taking each of the US corps in turn, he provides tours that will help the visitor to understand the fighting and the problems that were faced. The Great War battlefield of the Argonne is marked by numerous physical remains of the war, some fine monuments and by the stunning American cemetery at Romagne, the second largest in the world administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission. There is much to see in a battlefield that has been largely neglected in the decades since the Second World War. Maarten Otte is a long time resident of the Argonne and has published books on Nantillois in 1918 and on US Medal of Honor winners.

LLys OOffensive ff i - AAprilil 19 1918 Andrew Rawson $39.95 / 144 pages / 6 x 9 / 50 black and white maps / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-336-9

This is an account of the British Expeditionary Force’s defensive battle in Flanders during April 1918. It begins with the planning for Operation Georgette, the second German offensive of the year. The attack on 9 April penetrated up to 6 miles on a 20 mile wide front across the Lys plain but further attacks resulted in the evacuation of the town of Armentières. Each stage of the battle is given equal treatment, with detailed insights into the most talked about side of the campaign, the British side. Fifty maps chart the day by day progress of each corps on each day. This is an insight into the BEF’s experience during this campaign. The men who made a difference are mentioned; those who led the advances, those who stopped the counterattacks and those who were awarded the Victoria Cross. Discover the Cambrai campaign and learn how the British Army’s brave soldiers fought and died fighting to achieve their objectives.

SSomme OOffensive ff i - M March 1918 Andrew Rawson $34.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 50 black and white maps / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-332-1

This is an account of the British Expeditionary Force’s defensive battle in Flanders during April 1918. It begins with the planning for Operation Georgette, the second German offensive of the year. The attack on 9 April penetrated up to 6 miles on a 20 mile wide front across the Lys plain but further attacks resulted in the evacuation of the town of Armentières. Each stage of the battle is given equal treatment, with detailed insights into the most talked about side of the campaign, the British side. Fifty maps chart the day by day progress of each corps on each day. This is an insight into the BEF’s experience during this campaign. The men who made a difference are mentioned; those who led the advances, those who stopped the counterattacks and those who were awarded the Victoria Cross. Discover the Cambrai campaign and learn how the British Army’s brave soldiers fought and died fighting to achieve their objectives.

Andrew Rawson is a freelance writer who has written over thirty books on many conflicts.

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Pen & Sword Books The Welsh at War The Grinding War: The Somme and Arras Steven John $50.00 / 304 pages / 6 x 9 / 100 integrated illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-031-5

This book records the gallant work of Welsh units and servicemen between the arrival of the 38th (Welsh) Division in France during December 1915 until the aftermath of the Battle of Arras in the summer of 1917, covering: the campaigns in Mesopotamia, Salonika, Egypt and Palestine; the Battle of Jutland; the Somme offensive; the German Withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line; the Battle of Arras; the Battle of Messines Ridge; and the build up to the Third Battle of Ypres.

Directing the War Underground The Tunnelling Memoirs of Captain H Dixon RE MC $39.95 / 6 x 9 / 32 black and white illustrations and additional maps / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-441-1

This is the account of Captain H Dixon RE MC’ experience as a tunneller in World War I.The editors have added extensive notes explaining and, on occasions correcting, Dixon’s accounts; these are illustrated with explanatory plans and diagrams along with photographs of many of the personalities he describes. The combination provides a very personal perspective of the conduct of the war at General Headquarters (GHQ).


The Great War Illustrated - The Home Front Final Blows and the Year of Victory David Bilton $26.95 / 192 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 500 illustrations / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47383-368-5

Rendezvous With Death Artists and Writers in the Thick of It 1914–1918 Tony Geraghty $39.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 black and white illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-653-6

This is the first book to take a look at civilian life at home photographically from an international perspective. This fifth volume chronicles the events of the last year of the war and looks briefly at the beginnings of peace. The photos are international and give a flavor of what life was like for the civilian during the most turbulent year of the war.

This book sheds new light on the colorful personalities including Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Alan Seeger, Ivor Gurney, Edward Thomas, Isaac Rosenberg, Ralph Vaughan Williams and George Butterworth, all major figures among England’s creative artists during the First World War. It is a story about the tragically short spring of English artistic creativity between 1910 and 1920.

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Leeds Rifles

A History of the 10th (Service) Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment

The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment ) 7th and 8th Territorial Battalions 1914 - 1918: Written in Letters of Gold

$39.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9 / 40 photographs and 4 maps / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-556-0

In the 1930s five men wrote a history of the battalion they had proudly served with: the 1st Hull Battalion, known today as the 10th East Yorkshire Regiment or The Commercials. The book is the story of a happy family, men drawn together to fight for justice. There is no attempt to look at the bigger picture, and no attempt is made to comment on tactics or strategy; it is simply the story of a group of men and their travels across England, Egypt and the Western Front and what they achieved.

Andrew J Kirk $50.00 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / 100 illustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-148-9

This is a detailed chronicle of the 4 Battalions of Riflemen who left Leeds for the Western Front. In 1914 they were more numerous and less fashionable than the City Battalion, The Pals and their full war time story has never been told. This volume describes their volunteer origins and how they came to be woven into the social fabric of Leeds.

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The Defeat of the Zeppelins

Philip Chinnery

Zeppelin Raids and AntiAirship Operations 1916-18

$29.95 / 216 pages / 6 x 9 / 240 illustrations / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-47389-228-6

In 1915, the German government published a book entitled 1915 in an attempt to portray the Germans as a civilized people who were destined to win the war, who would treat their prisoners with care and compassion. The Kaiser’s First POWs is the first book to compare the ‘official’ German view to the grim reality of captivity, as experienced by the prisoners. Dozens of original photos from 1915 tell the story as seen by German eyes. Compare them to the personal accounts from former prisoners who describe the reality of falling into the hands of the German Army and life as a prisoner of the Kaiser.

Mick Powis $50.00 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 40 b/w images / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-249-4

Mick Powis describes the novel threat posed to the British war effort by the raids of German airships, or Zeppelins, and the struggle to develop effective defenses against them. Despite their size and relatively slow speed, the Zeppelins were hard to locate and destroy at first. They could fly higher than existing fighters and the early raids benefited from a lack of coordination between British services. The development of radio, better aircraft, incendiary ammunition, and, above all, a more coordinated defensive policy, gradually allowed the British to inflict heavy losses on the Zeppelins.

Philip Chinnery is the chairman of the National Ex-Prisoner of War Association. A prolific writer, he has published almost 20 books on military and aviation subjects.

Pioneers of Armour in the Great War David A Finlayson and Michael K Cecil $44.95 / 392 pages / Illustrated / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-505-0

This book tells the story of the only Australian mechanized units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank Section were among the trailblazers of mechanization and represented the cutting edge of technology on the Great War battlefield. Much of the story of the armored cars is told in the voices of the original members of the section and in newspaper articles of the time which highlight the novelty of these vehicles. Painstaking research has produced a remarkable collection of images to accompany the narrative, many never previously published. Biographies of the members of these extraordinary units are also a feature of this book, their stories told from the cradle to the grave. Appendixes provide a wealth of supporting biographical and technical information that enriches the text and adds factual detail.

Modern Conflict Archaeology

First World War Uniforms Production, Logistics and Legacy Catherine Price-Rowe $39.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 80 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47383-389-0

View any image of a Tommy and his uniform becomes an assumed item, few would consider where and how that uniform was made. Over 5 million men served on the Western Front, they all required clothing. From August 1914 to March 1919, across all theaters of operations, over 28 million pairs of trousers and c.360 million yards of various cloth was manufactured. Using the author’s great-grandfather’s war service as a backdrop, this book uncovers the textile industries and home front call to arms, the supply chain, salvage and repair workshops in France, and how soldiers maintained their uniform on the front line.

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Pen & Sword Books Victoria Crosses on the Western Front - Cambrai to the German Spring Offensive

Against All Odds Walter Tull the Black Lieutenant Stephen Wynn $39.95 / 144 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 black and white illustrations / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-404-7

20th November 1917 to 7th April 1918 Paul Oldfield $50.00 / 320 pages / 6 x 9 / Integrated illustrations / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47382-711-0

This is a thorough account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, together with the battle-lines and movements of the combatants. It allows visitors to stand upon the spot, or very close to, where each VC was won. Photographs of the battle sites richly illustrate the accounts. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient, covering every aspect of their lives. A host of other information, much of it published for the first time, reveals some fascinating characters, with numerous links to many famous people and events.

Brave Lives The Members and Staff of The Travellers Club who Fell in The Great War Compiled by Members of The Travellers Club $39.95 / 176 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 llustrations / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-584-3

Members of The Travellers Club, Pall Mall are constantly reminded of the 50 members and staff who died in service during the Great War by an imposing memorial which dominates the entrance to the Coffee Room. The purpose of this commemorative volume is to go beyond the bare facts of name, rank, decorations and service details, incised in the cold marble, and to learn more about these men, their backgrounds and interests, the main events of their lives, and the circumstances of their deaths.


Walter Tull would have been a remarkable individual no matter when he had been born, but to achieve what he did, during the time that he did, makes him even more remarkable. With the outbreak of war, Walter wasted no time enlisting in the British Army, initially as a Private in the newly formed 17th (Football) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Further promotions followed and in no time at all he had reached the rank of Sergeant. He was put forward for a commission and passed out as a 2nd Lieutenant on 29 May 1917. He went on to become the first black officer in the British Army, to lead white troops in to battle, and was fondly regarded by the men who served under him. Walter was killed in action whilst leading his men in a counter attack against German defensive positions on Monday 25 March 1918. He died a hero.

Final Scrum

Allenby's Gunners

Rugby Internationals Killed in the Second World War

Alan Smith

Nigel McCrery $50.00 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages b&w plates / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-450-1

This book honors the ninety International Rugby players who lost their lives. Fifteen were Scottish, fourteen English, eleven Welsh and eight Irish. Australia and New Zealand suffered with ten and two Internationals killed respectively and France eight. Germany topped the list with nineteen. It gives an individual biography of each with their international and club playing record as well as their backgrounds, details of their military careers and circumstances of their death.

$50.00 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / Illustrated / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-465-7

This tells the story of artillery in the highly successful World War I Sinai and Palestine campaigns. It covers the trials and triumphs of the gunners as they honed their art in one of the most difficult battlefield environments of the war. This is a highly descriptive volume that tells and oft-neglected story and fills the gap in the record of a campaign in which Australians played a significant role. It is a welcome addition to the story of the Australians in the Middle Eastern campaigns of World War I.

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Secret SAS Missions in East Africa

Captain Elliot and the Founding of Hong Kong

The Anglo Zulu War Isandlwana

C Squadron’s Counter-Terrorist Operations 1968–1980

Pearl of the Orient

The Revelation of a Disaster

Jon Bursey

Ron Lock

$34.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9 / 40 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-256-0

$34.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9 / 50 black and white images and 6 maps / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-742-0

Michael Graham $34.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 pages b&w plates / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-246-2

This fascinating book is the first to cover the little known C Squadron of the Special Air Service. Operating in East Africa, the Squadron was involved in almost continuous counter communist terrorist operations over the period 1968 to 1980. In the unstable final stages of British colonial and white rule, the Squadron was never short of action. Small highly trained detachments of the SAS with highly developed bush warfare skills proved devastatingly effective and achieved results out of all proportion to their size. Often their enemies believed that they were facing rival factions and turned on each other. The inevitable involvement of African wildlife adds an extra dimension of excitement. Written by a seasoned former senior member of C Squadron, this book paints a graphic and thrilling account of their covert operations and the colorful characters that undertook them. Mike Graham was called up for National Service in the Rhodesian Army. After being commissioned as an officer he transferred to the Regular Army and joined the Rhodesian SAS (C Squadron), rising to be Second-in-Command. His and his fellow officers’ experiences are the subject of this book. He left the Army as a Major and emigrated to New Zealand in 1980.

On 26 January 1841 the British took possession of the island of Hong Kong. The Convention of Chuanbi was immediately repudiated by both the British and Chinese governments and their respective negotiators recalled. For the British this was Captain Charles Elliot, whose actions in China became mired in controversy for years to come. Who was Captain Elliot, and how did he find himself at the center of this debate? This book traces Elliot’s career from his early life through his years in the Royal Navy before focusing on his role in the First AngloChinese War and the founding of what became the Crown Colony of Hong Kong. Elliot has been demonized by China and for the most part poorly regarded by historians. This book shows him to have been a man ahead of his time whose views on slavery, armed conflict, the role of women and racial equality often placed him at variance with contemporary attitudes. Twenty years after the return of Hong Kong to China, his legacy is still with us.

Jon Bursey was educated in the UK and Hong Kong. He lives in Wiltshire, UK.

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In 1878, H.M. High Commissioner for Southern Africa and the Lieut. General Commanding H.M. Forces, clandestinely conspired to invade the Zulu Kingdom. Drastically underestimating their foe, within days of entering the Zulu Kingdom the invaders had been vanquished in one of the greatest disasters ever to befall a British army. The author not only dramatically describes the events leading up to the Battle of Isandlwana , and the battle itself but, with new evidence, disputes many aspects of the campaign long held sacrosanct.

Ron Lock was born and educated in the U.K. In his early 20’s he travelled to East Africa and served in the Rift Valley Troop of The Kenya Police. He has journeyed widely in Africa and on one occasion travelled rough, by rail, lorry and paddle steamer from Mombasa , up to the Great Lakes of Central Africa and down the Nile, to Cairo. He has written and co-authored a number of books on the Anglo Zulu and Boer Wars. For many years he operated as a tour guide to the Anglo Zulu and Boer War battlefields. He now lives in Port Edward, kwaZulu Natal, with his wife, Brenda.


Pen & Sword Books Tank Craft

Tank Craft

Jagdpanther Tank Destroyer

T-34 Russia's Armoured Spearhead Robert Jackson

German Army and Waffen-SS, Western Europe 1944-1945

$22.95 / 32 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / 200 color and b&w illustrations / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-132-8

Dennis Oliver $22.95 / 64 pages / 11.5 x 8.25 / 200 color illustrations / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-089-5

Dennis Oliver uses contemporary photographs and color and monochrome illustrations to tell the story of the Jagdpanther; the heavy self-propelled antitank guns and the units which operated them in the German defense of the Western Front. A large part of this work showcases available model kits and after market products, complemented by a gallery of expertly constructed and painted models. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also explained giving the modeler all the information and knowledge required. Dennis Oliver is the author of over twenty books on Second World War armored vehicles.

Without doubt, the T-34 was one of the best tanks of all time, and in this volume Robert Jackson tells its story. He describes its conception in the 1930s, its development during the Second World War, and its postwar deployment. His book is an excellent reference work for the modeler, providing details of available kits, together with artworks showing the color schemes applied to the T-34 by its operators throughout the world. Photographs, many in color, illustrate the T-34 in action and there is a section dealing with the range of armored vehicles that were built using the T-34 chassis. Robert Jackson is the author of over eighty books on military, aviation, naval and scientific subjects. He was defence and science correspondent for a major British newspaper publishing group.

Tank Craft

Tank Craft

Panzer I and II

Panzer IV

Spearhead of the Blitzkreig 1939-1945

1939-1945 Paul Thomas

Robert Jackson

$22.95 / 64 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / 150-200 color and b&w illustrations / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-128-1

$22.95 / 64 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / 150-200 illustrations / April 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52671-124-3

The Panzer I and II played a significant part in the blitzkrieg campaigns that brought Germany such extraordinary success in the early years of the Second World War, and this highly illustrated volume in the TankCraft series is the ideal introduction to them. As well as tracing the history of the Panzer I and II, Robert Jackson’s book is an excellent source of reference for the modeler, providing details of available kits, together with artworks showing the color schemes applied to these tanks. Each section of the book is supported by a wealth of wartime photographs as well as diagrams showing the technical changes that were made to these tanks in the course of their careers. Robert Jackson is the author of over eighty books on military, aviation, naval and scientific subjects. He was defence and science correspondent for a major British newspaper publishing group.


The Panzer IV was one the foremost German fighting vehicles of the Second World War. With detailed captions, text and illustrations this book tells the story of the technical development of the Panzer IV and the numerous variants that went into production, and it describes how it evolved from an infantry support vehicle to become the backbone of the Panzer units. A large part of the book showcases available model kits and after market products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also examined in order to provide everything the modeler needs. Paul Thomas is an expert on Second World War fighting vehicles. His previous books include German Halftracks at War 1939-1945, Panzer IV at War 1939-1945, Panzer III at War 1939-1945 and Hitler’s Light Panzers at War.

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Wargaming W i CCampaigns i

FlightCraft Fli htC ft 12

FlightCraft Fli htC ft 13

Henry Hyde

The Junkers Ju87 Stuka

$52.95 / 400 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 200+photos, maps and diagrams / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47385-591-5

Martin Derry and Neil Robinson

The Gloster Meteor in British Service

Most miniature wargames take the form of simulating a single battle with the opponents either winning or losing and that’s that until the next game. Such games can be a fun test of tactical skill but it can be even more rewarding if they form part of a wider campaign. In a campaign, the players commanding the forces have to make the decisions at the strategic level that determine the context of any battles that occur. The outcome of these battles will, in turn, have strategic consequences for the ongoing campaign. Although campaigns can be very rewarding, many wargamers are deterred by the need to produce maps and devise mechanisms for strategic movement, Intelligence, logistics, recruiting reinforcements, keeping track of casualties etc. Henry Hyde’s excellent book greatly eases this task with advice, concrete suggestions and even a full set of campaign rules useful for any period up to AD 1900.

A wargamer since childhood, Henry Hyde burst onto the wargames scene in 2006 with his own Battlegames magazine. He went on to edit the combined Miniature Wargames with Battlegames before leaving to pursue other design and publishing interests in 2016.

$29.95 / 96 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / color illustrations / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-262-3

The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka was arguably the Luftwaffe’s most recognizable airplane. This book follows the previous well established format, and is split in to three main sections. The first section, after offering a concise design and development history, continues with coverage of the various subtypes, from ‘Anton’ to ‘Gustav’ and their operational use from the Spanish Civil War to the end of World War Two. This is followed by a 16-page full color illustration section featuring detailed profiles and 2-views of the color schemes and markings carried by the type in Luftwaffe and Axis service. The final section lists as many of the injectionmolded plastic model kits produced of the Junkers Ju 87 in all the major scales that the authors could find details of, including the brand new Airfix 1/72 and 1/48 scale kits, with photos of many finished models made by some of the world’s best modelers.

Martin Derry and Neil Robinson $29.95 / 96 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / color ilustrations / February 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52670-266-1

The Gloster F.9/40 was Britain’s first jet fighter and as the Meteor F.I became the first jet-powered aircraft of any description to enter service with the Allies in World War II. This latest addition to the FlightCraft range follows the well-established format in that it is split into three primary sections. The first covers the Meteor using numerous photographs, informative captions and tables. The second is a 16-page full-color illustration section featuring detailed profiles and 2-views of many of the color schemes and markings carried by British Meteors. The final section lists as many injection-molded plastic model kits of the Meteor, in all the major scales, that the authors could obtain, plus a gallery of models made by some of the UK’s best modelers.

Martin Derry has worked extensively in the field of aviation publishing. Neil Robinson is a respected aviation historian and author. Together, they are the authors of several previous Flight Craft releases.

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Pen & Sword Books Adventures of a Cold War Fast-Jet Navigator

The Bramall Papers Reflections in War and Peace Field Marshal Lord Bramall $50.00 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp of B&W plates / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52672-564-6

The Buccaneer Years David Herriot $50.00 / 320 pages / 6 x 9 / 2x16 pages of plates - color and mono / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-659-1

This volume recounts David Herriot’s early career operating the Buccaneer on three operational flying tours plus a tour as an instructor on the Operational Conversion Unit. This is an epic adventure for the aviation enthusiast, particularly those with affection for the Blackburn Buccaneer, and is one that provides a great deal more than the usual introduction to a specific aircraft type and the people who flew it. Here the reader will find an absolute insight into life on a fast jet squadron, at work and mischievous play during the Cold War and they will be introduced to some of the modern Royal Air Force’s greatest characters.

Over the course of his 75 year career Field Marshal Bramall has been in the forefront of military thinking. Clearly destined to reach the pinnacle of his profession he shone in a succession of prestigious appointments both in command and on the staff. He fought in Normandy, saw active service in Ireland and Borneo and masterminded the Falklands Campaign. As this unique collection of personal Papers, dating from the 1950s to the present day, testify, Bramall has never shied away from controversy or original thought, whether on low level leadership or higher military strategy. The publication of this unique collection of letters, lectures, speeches and theses on a wide range of topics gives the reader the opportunity to delve into a rich mine of sound military thinking and common sense.

David Herriot served in the RAF for 38 years as a navigator and qualified weapons instructor both on the Buccaneer S2 and the Tornado GR1.

Craftsmen of The Army Volume III $60.00 / 656 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 300 color & black and white images / January 2018 / hardback / 978-1-47389-988-9

The Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) provides the Army’s integral repair and recovery capability. Its soldiers are deployed at the front line and have to be capable of switching instantly from a technical role to fighting alongside those they support, as their many awards for gallantry demonstrate. This, the third, volume of REME’s distinguished history covers the period from post-Cold War draw down to the end of UK combat operations in Afghanistan.


The Falklands War – There and Back Again The Story of Naval Party 8901 Mike Norman $34.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 illustrations / June 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52671-077-2

Mike Norman’s dramatic account of the Falklands War draws on his own vivid recollections, the log recording the defense of Government House, the testimony of the marines under his command and newly released files from government archives. It is a powerful and moving tribute to the marines who confronted the Argentinians when they invaded and then fought to force them out.

Taming the Atlantic The History of Man's Battle With the World's Toughest Ocean Dag Pike $39.95 / 280 pages / 6 x 9 / 120 black and white photos and 8 or 16 color plates / February 2018 / hardback / 978-1-52670-083-4

The Atlantic Ocean has been and remains an often deadly challenge to mankind. This delightful and informative book chronicles the history of attempt to cross its hostile surface from the early days of sail to the most recent record breaking attempts in small ultra-fast craft. In between there have been fascinating sagas connected to pioneering discovery, the slave trade, mass emigration, the glamour and luxury of the famous shipping lines and war.

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Hood’s Tennessee Campaign

The Campaign for Atlanta

Allatoona Pass

William R. Scaife

A Needless Effusion of Blood

March to Certain Doom

$32.95 / 246 pages / 7 x 10 / 7 images, 27 maps / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-416-1

William R. Scaife $29.95 / 166 pages / 7 x 10 / 5 images, 12 maps / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-415-4

In the fall of 1864, the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood threatened Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s lines of communications and central Tennessee by driving north from Atlanta, Georgia. After a brief attempt to pursue Hood, Sherman returned to Atlanta and began his March to the Sea, leaving Union forces under Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas to deal with Hood’s threat. Hood hoped to defeat the Union force under Maj. Gen. John Schofield before it could converge with Thomas’s army, but Hood’s forces allowed Schofield to slip past them at Spring Hill, and suffered heavy losses in the desperate fighting the next day at Franklin. Schofield was able to successfully link up with Thomas in Nashville, Tennessee, where the combined Union forces attacked Hood’s depleted army and routed it in the Battle of Nashville, sending it in retreat southward to Tupelo, Mississippi. Hood resigned shortly thereafter, and the Army of Tennessee ceased to exist as an effective fighting force.

The Campaign for Atlanta is an outstanding work covering the entire critical campaign from May 1864 southward to Atlanta, the major battles fought around the city, the siege, and much more including Utoy Creek and Allatoona Pass. The maps of the battles and the campaign are superior to anything else drawn to date. Includes full orders of battle, footnotes, and index.

William R. Scaife $19.95 / 66 pages / 7 x 10 / 5 images, 5 maps / April 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-417-8

From the author of The Campaign for Atlanta and Hood’s Tennessee Campaign comes a comprehensive account of events surrounding one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles at Allatoona Pass. Just short of five weeks after the fall of Atlanta, a Confederate division of 3,300 men under General Samuel French was sent to capture the Union fort at Allatoona pass protecting the vital Western and Atlantic Railroad in Bartow County, Georgia. Holding it was Brig. Gen. John M. Corse’s small command. The Confederate attack on October 5 was pressed hard, but the Union garrison held in one of the most gallant defenses of the war. Casualties were high in one of the bloodiest small battles of the Civil War. Complete with diary entries, military communications, photographs, battle and fortification maps, and lists of Federal and Confederate forces involved in the campaign.

William R. Scaife was history buff, but the World War II veteran’s passion caught fire when he researched his grandfather, Dr. William R. Scaife, who had been a Civil War surgeon. He is the author of many books and passed away in 2009.

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Savas Beatie Publishers Meade and Lee at Bristoe Station The Problems of Command and Strategy after Gettysburg, from Brandy Station to the Buckland Races, August 1 to October 31, 1863 Jeffrey Wm Hunt $32.95 / 480 pages / 6 x 9 / 48 images, 23 maps / August 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-396-6

The Civil War in the Eastern Theater during the late summer and fall of 1863 was anything but inconsequential. Generals Meade and Lee continued where they had left off, executing daring marches while boldly maneuvering the chess pieces of war. This volume is a fastpaced, dynamic account of how the Army of Northern Virginia carried the war above the Rappahannock once more in an effort to retrieve the laurels lost in Pennsylvania. When the opportunity beckoned Lee took it, knocking Meade back on his heels with a threat to his army as serious as the one Pope had endured a year earlier. As Lee quickly learned again, A. P. Hill was no Stonewall Jackson, and with Longstreet away Lee’s cudgel was no longer as mighty as he wished. The high tide of the campaign ebbed at Bristoe Station with a signal Confederate defeat. The next move was now up to Meade. This volume is grounded upon official reports, regimental histories, letters, newspapers, and other archival sources. Together, they provide a day-by-day account of the fascinating highstakes affair during this three-month period. Coupled with original maps and outstanding photographs, this new study offers a significant contribution to Civil War literature. Jeffrey William Hunt is Director of the Texas Military Forces Museum, the official museum of the Texas National Guard in Austin, Texas and an adjunct professor of History at Austin Community College. He is the author of several books on the Civil War.

Under the Crescent Moon with the XI Corps in the Civil War. Volume 2 From Gettysburg to Victory, 1863-1865 James S. Pula $34.95 / 432 pages / 6 x 9 / 73 images, 5 maps / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-390-4

The XI Corps served in the Army of the Potomac for just twelve months (September 1862-August 1863), during which it played a pivotal role in the critical battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and this is the first study of this misunderstood organization. This second volume offers seven chapters on the XI Corps at Gettysburg, followed by a rich exploration of the corps’ participation in the fighting around Chattanooga, the grueling journey into Eastern Tennessee in the dead of winter, and its role in the Knoxville Campaign. Once the corps’ two divisions are broken up in early 1864 to serve elsewhere, Pula follows their experiences through to the war’s successful conclusion. The book draws extensively on primary sources and allows the participants to speak directly to readers. The result is a comprehensive personalized portrait of the men who fought in the “unlucky” XI Corps, from the difficulties it faced to the accomplishments it earned. As the author demonstrates time and again, the men of the XI Corps were good soldiers unworthy of the stigma that has haunted them to this day. This long overdue study will stand as the definitive history of the XI Corps. James S. Pula is a Professor of History at Purdue University Northwest and the editor-in-chief of Gettysburg Magazine. He is the author or editor of more than two dozen books and lives in Westville, IN.


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Savas Beatie Publishers A Son of Georgia The Civil War Journals of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865 Janet Elizabeth Croon $34.95 / 432 pages / 6 x 9 / 10 images, map / May 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-388-1

LeRoy Gresham was born in 1847 to an affluent and prominent slaveholding family in Macon, Georgia. As a young child he suffered a horrific leg and back injury that left him an invalid. Educated, inquisitive, perceptive, and exceptionally witty, the 12-year-old began keeping a journal in 1860—just before secession and Civil War tore the country and his world apart. He continued to write even as his health deteriorated until both the war and his life ended in 1865. His unique view of a waning age is published here for the first time in A Son of Georgia: The Civil War Journals of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865. The precocious youngster who read Shakespeare and Dickens, loved math, and played chess took in the world from his bed and inside a small wagon pulled around town by a slave his own age. Thirsting for news, LeRoy immersed himself in newspapers, letters, books, and adult conversation, following the course of the war closely as he recorded its impact on his family, his community, and the new Southern Confederacy. LeRoy’s older brother Thomas served with Lee’s army in Virginia, as did many uncles and neighbors. The wealthy slaveholding family had a deep stake in its outcome. Little escaped LeRoy’s pen. His journals brim with both practical and philosophical observations on everything from the course of the war, politics, and family matters, to Macon’s social activities, food, weather, and his beloved pets. The young scribe often voiced concern about “Houston”, the family’s plantation outside town. He recorded his interactions and relationships with “servants” and “valets” Howard, Eaveline, “Mammy Dinah” and others as he pondered the fate of human bondage and his family’s fortunes. LeRoy’s declining health is a consistent thread coursing through his fascinating journals. “I feel more discouraged [and] less hopeful about getting well than I ever did before,” he wrote on March 17, 1863. “I am weaker and more helpless than I ever was.” Morphine and other “remedies” eased his suffering. Bedsores developed; nagging coughs often consumed him. Alternating between bouts of euphoria and despondency, he would often write, “Saw off my leg.” Edited and annotated with meticulous care by Janet Croon, A Son of Georgia: The Civil War Journals of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865 captures the spirit and the character of a young privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body is slowly failing him. Just as Anne Frank has come down to us as the adolescent voice of World War II, LeRoy Gresham will now be remembered as a young voice of the Civil War South. Janet E. Croon holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Modern European History, and Russian Language and Area Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983), and a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the University of Dayton (1985). She has been teaching International Baccalaureate History for nearly two decades and developed a deep interest in the Civil War by living in northern Virginia. This is her first book.

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Savas Beatie Publishers September Mourn The Dunker Church of Antietam Alann D. Schmidt and Terry W. Barkley $19.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 64 images, 3 maps / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-401-7

On September 17, 1862, two mighty armies grappled across the rolling hills, fields, and woodlots surrounding Sharpsburg, Maryland. The combat left more than 23,000 Union and Confederate soldiers killed, wounded, or captured. Ironically, in the epicenter of that bloodiest day in American history stood a small whitewashed building dedicated to peace, equality, and the brotherhood of man. The German Baptist Brethren, or Dunkers (Dunkards) as they were colloquially known, built the Mumma Church of the Manor congregation in 1853 just nine years before Antietam. The structure was heavily damaged during the battle, housed torn bodies as a hospital in its aftermath, and suffered a complete collapse before undergoing the long and arduous process of being rebuilt. This book is based upon years of meticulous research from both a Church of the Brethren (Dunkers) and a National Park Service perspective. The authors establish the importance of the structure to Sharpsburg and its citizens, its role during the battle and its aftermath, and how it helped establish tourism and education for future generations of Americans. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the full story of the monumental battle and the community who lived through it. Alann Schmidt spent fifteen years as a park ranger at Antietam National Battlefield. He lives near Fort Littleton, PA. Terry Barkley served as archivist and museum curator at Bridgewater College in Virginia, a Brethren-related institution and lives in Lexington, VA.

Untried and Unpunished George Washington Gayle and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr. $32.95 / 312 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 images / July 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-394-2

George Washington Gayle is not a name known to history. But it soon will be. Forget what you thought you knew about why Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. No, it was not mere sectional hatred, Booth’s desire to become famous, Lincoln’s advocacy of black suffrage, or a plot masterminded by Jefferson Davis to win the war by crippling the Federal government. This book exposes the fallacies regarding each of those theories and reveals both the mastermind behind the plot, and its true motivation. The deadly scheme to kill Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and Secretary of State William Seward was Gayle’s brainchild. The assassins were motivated by money Gayle raised. There is little doubt that if Gayle had been tried, he would have been convicted and executed. However, he not only avoided trial, but ultimately escaped punishment of any kind for reasons that will surprise readers. Rather than rehashing what scores of books have already alleged, this book offers a completely fresh premise, meticulous analysis, and stunning conclusions based upon years of firsthand research by an experienced attorney. This original, thought-provoking study will forever change the way you think of Lincoln’s assassination. Christopher Lyle McIlwain, Sr., is the author of two previous books, Civil War Alabama (U. of Alabama Press, 2016), the winner of the McMillan Prize, and 1865 Alabama: From Civil War to Uncivil Peace (U. of Alabama Press, 2017). He lives in Tuscaloosa, AL.


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Savas Beatie Publishers A Combat Engineer with Patton’s Army The Fight Across Europe with the 80th “Blue Ridge” Division in World War II Lois Lembo and Leon Reed $32.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / 75 images, 50 maps / August 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-403-1

George Patton is renowned for his daring tank thrusts and rapid movement, but the many rivers and obstacles his Third Army encountered crossing Europe required engineers spearheading his advance. This is the untold story of Frank Lembo, one of Patton’s men who helped move the American command in the battle of Argentan in the Normandy Campaign, in the high-speed pursuit of the German Wehrmacht eastward across France, and in the brutal battles waged during the Battle of the Bulge and during the final combats along the borders of the collapsing Reich. Throughout his time in Europe Lembo maintained a running commentary of his experiences with Betty Craig, his fiancé. As a squad (and later platoon) leader, Frank and his comrades cleared mines, conducted reconnaissance behind enemy lines, built bridges, and performed other tasks necessary to support the movement of the 317th, 318th, and 319th Infantry Regiments of the Blue Ridge Division. Including dozens of previously unpublished photographs, this volume offers the rare perspective of what day-today warfare at the ground-level looked like in the European Theater through the eyes of one of the men spearheading the advance. Lois Lembo is the daughter of 80th division veteran Frank Lembo and a retired defense consultant who specialized in wargames and technology analysis. Leon Reed is a former congressional aide and U.S. History teacher. They live in Gettysburg, PA.

Fearlessly into the Fight The Life and Battles of Confederate General William Barksdale from the Halls of Congress to the Fields of Gettysburg J. Douglas Ashton $32.95 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / 29 images, 9 maps / August 2018 / hardback / 978-1-61121-392-8

William Barksdale, a prominent Mississippi attorney and newspaper editor, won a seat in the U.S. Congress in 1853. His pro-slavery views and vocal support for states’ rights earned the democrat national prominence and helped push the country closer to civil war. When his home state seceded in 1861, he was elected colonel of the 13th Mississippi and rose to brigadier general, leading one of the finest brigades in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. His tenure as brigade commander ended during the early evening hours of July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg when he fell mortally wounded. This is the first full-length biography of this larger-than-life historical figure. This volume is based upon exhaustive research grounded upon a wide array of primary and secondary sources enhanced by in-depth analysis, original maps, and photographs. Readers will learn a host of heretofore unknown details about the remarkable life whose fame in the South and notoriety in the North gradually diminished until he became Mississippi’s forgotten son. The publication of Ashton’s fine study guarantees he shall be forgotten no more. J. Douglas Ashton is a founding member and later Chairman of the Southern Ontario Civil War Roundtable. He lives in Port Rowan, ON and this is his first book.

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The Most Desperate Acts of Gallantry

All Hell Can’t Stop Them

George A. Custer in the Civil War Daniel T. Davis $14.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 150 images, maps / August 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-411-6

This book chronicles the Civil War experiences of Custer, one of the most recognized individuals to emerge from this tragic chapter in American history.

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The Great Battle Never Fought The Mine Run Campaign, November 26 – December 2, 1863 Chris Mackowski $14.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 150 images, maps / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-407-9

This book recounts “The Great Battle Never Fought,” the Mine Run Campaign of 1863. It is the final chapter of the forgotten fall of 1863—when George Gordon Meade made one final attempt to save the Union. The stakes for George Gordon Meade could not have been higher.


The Battles for Chattanooga— Missionary Ridge and Ringgold, November 24-27, 1863 David A. Powell $14.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 150 images, maps / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-413-0

This sequel to Battle Above the Clouds details the dramatic final actions of the battles for Chattanooga: Missionary Ridge and the final Confederate rearguard action at Ringgold, where Patrick Cleburne held Grant’s Federals at bay and saved the Army of Tennessee from further disaster.

Benedict Arnold's Army The 1775 American Invasion of Canada During the Revolutionary War Arthur S. Lefkowitz $22.95 / 400 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 b/w photos & illustrations / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-418-5

Benedict Arnold is one of the most fascinating and complicated people to emerge from American history. This book provides important insights into Arnold’s character during the earliest phase of his military career, showing his aggressive nature, need for recognition, and his obsession with honor that started him down the path to treason.

General Grant and the Rewriting of History How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War Frank P. Varney $19.95 / 312 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 photos, 13 maps / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-419-2

The Memoirs of Ulysses Simpson Grant may be a superbly written book, but it is so riddled with flaws as to be unreliable. Juxtaposing primary source documents against Grant’s own pen and other sources, Varney sheds new light on what really happened on some of the Civil War’s most important battlefields. Emerging Civil War Series

To Hazard All A Guide to the Maryland Campaign, 1862 Robert Orrison and Kevin R. Pawlak $14.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 150 images, 16 maps / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-409-3

The battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest single day in American history. A Guide to the Maryland Campaign, 1862 offers several day trip tours and visits many out-of-the-way sites related to the Maryland Campaign. Rob Orrison has been working in the history field for more than 20 years. Born and raised in Loudoun County, Virginia, Rob received his Bachelor’s Degree in Historic Preservation at Longwood College (now University) and received his Master’s Degree in Public History from George Mason University.

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Gettysburg Kids Who Did the Impossible! Gregory Christianson $19.95 / 144 pages / 10 x 7 / full color throughout, 176 photographs, 10 original illustrations / June 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-399-7

Gettysburg: Kids Who Did the Impossible! is a creative, visually-captivating experience for children, young historians, and Civil War enthusiasts alike. Gettysburg was one of the most important battles of the entire Civil War, and author Gregory Christianson brings it to life through breathtaking photographs, extraordinary watercolors, and exciting true-to-life stories. This is the perfect platform for “story guides” Liam and Jaden to celebrate Gettysburg’s young heroes— kids who defied age and inexperience to serve their town, country, and fellow human beings far beyond common valor. This remarkable and wholly unique presentation has something for everyone: single-page introductions for each day of the battle and lots of “have-to-know” facts, all wrapped in a photographic essay of the Gettysburg battlefield as you’ve never seen before.

Photographer and author Gregory Christianson lives in Gettysburg and has been walking the fields near his family home since he was a child. The idea for this book came about when he realized there were few books suitable for younger readers and families. Greg is the former publisher and editor of the award-winning Unsung Hero magazine, and the author of the well-received The Reconciliation of All Things. He keeps fit by tramping the battlefield in search of the perfect photograph and by coaching and playing soccer at every opportunity.

A SStrange t andd BBlighted li ht Land Gettysburg: The Aftermath of a Battle Gregory A. Coco $24.95 / 432 pages / 6 x 9 / images, maps / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-405-5

Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) was the largest battle fought on the American continent. Remarkably few who study it contemplate what came after the armies marched away. Who would care for the tens of thousands of wounded? What happened to the thousands of dead men, horses, and tons of detritus scattered in every direction? How did the civilians cope with their radically changed lives? This book offers a comprehensive account of these and other issues. Arranged in a series of topical chapters, it begins with a tour of the battlefield, mostly through eyewitness accounts, of the death and destruction littering the sprawling landscape. Once the size and scope is exposed to readers, Coco moves on to discuss the dead of Gettysburg, North and South, how their remains were handled, and how and why the Gettysburg National Cemetery was established. The author also discusses at length how prisoners were handled and the fate of the thousands of stragglers and deserters left behind once the armies left.

A Vast V t SSea off M Misery i A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1-November 20, 1863 Gregory A. Coco $19.95 / 224 pages / 7 x 10 / images, maps / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-406-2

Nearly 26,000 men were wounded in the three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) and most ended up being treated in makeshift medical facilities overwhelmed by the flood of injured. Many of these and their valiant efforts are covered in this book. The battle to save the wounded was nearly as terrible as the battle that placed them in such a perilous position. Once the fighting ended, the maimed and suffering warriors could be found in churches, public buildings, private homes, farmhouses, barns, and outbuildings. Thousands more, unreachable or unable to be moved remained in the open, subject to the uncertain whims of the July elements. As one surgeon unhappily recalled, “No written nor expressed language could ever picture the field of Gettysburg! Blood! blood! And tattered flesh! Shattered bones and mangled forms almost without the semblance of human beings!”

Gregory Ashton Coco worked as a National Park Service Ranger and a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg. He wrote sixteen books and a dozen scholarly articles on Gettysburg and the Civil War. He passed away in 2009.

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Savas Beatie Publishers Robert E. Lee in War and Peace

Valley Thunder The Battle of New Market Charles R. Knight

The Photographic History of a Confederate and American Icon

$22.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 b/w photos, 8 maps, and woodcuts throughout / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-422-2

Donald A. Hopkins $22.95 / 216 pages / 7 x 10 / 154 photos, 3 charts / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-421-5

Most people are exposed to the same handful of images of Robert E Lee. Don Hopkins’ book is the first serious study of Lee in photographs in almost seven decades. He located every known Lee image (61 in all) in existence today; many of the images in this book are being published for the first time. The detailed accompanying text provides a sweeping history of Lee’s life and a discussion of antique photography, with biographical sketches of all of Lee’s known photographers. In addition, Hopkins offers a substantial amount of previously unknown information about these images. Donald A. Hopkins is a Mississippi surgeon and lifelong student of the Civil War and Southern history with a recent interest in 19th Century photography.

Kennesaw Mountain and the Atlanta Campaign

Charles R. Knight lives in Norfolk, VA. He is a former Historical Interpreter at New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, and has written articles for various Civil War publications.

Major General Robert E. Rodes of the Army of Northern Virginia

Dennis Kelly

A Biography

$12.95 / 72 pages / 7 x 10 / 62 photos and illustrations / March 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-423-9

Darrell Collins

In May 1864, William T. Sherman led his army group of 98,000 men into Georgia against Joe Johnston’s significantly smaller Confederate Army of Tennessee. Sherman’s goal was the capture of Atlanta. After a series of sharp engagements and timely maneuvers, he ran up against his enemy along the Kennesaw Mountain line just north of the Chattahoochee River. Following stalemate and a Confederate attack that was thrown back, Sherman launched his own large head-on assault that would prove to be his bloodiest mistake of the entire campaign. Originally published in 1990, this book is perfect for the armchair historian or battlefield stomper. In addition to photos, it includes nearly two dozen maps and a clear and concise account of the entire campaign.

Dennis Kelly was a historian at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield.


This is the first full-length account in more than three decades to examine the combat at New Market on May 15, 1864—the battle that opened the pivotal 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. It is based upon years of primary research and a firsthand appreciation of the battlefield terrain. Knight’s balanced and objective approach includes a detailed examination of the complex prelude leading up to the day of battle. His entertaining prose introduces readers to a wide array of soldiers, civilians, and politicians who found themselves swept up in one of the war’s most gripping engagements.

$22.95 / 504 pages / 6 x 9 / 26 b/w photos & illustrations / July 2018 / paperback / 978-1-61121-420-8

This is the first deeply researched scholarly biography on the remarkable Confederate officer Major General Robert E. Rodes. From First Manassas in 1861 to Third Winchester in 1864, Rodes served in all the great battles and campaigns of the legendary Army of Northern Virginia. Based upon exhaustive new research, this biography breathes life into a heretofore largely overlooked Southern soldier. Although Rodes’ widow consigned his personal papers to the flames after the war, Collins has uncovered a substantial amount of firsthand information to complete this compelling portrait of one of Robert E. Lee’s most dependable field generals. Darrell L. Collins is the author of several books on the Civil War. He lives in Conifer, CO.

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Schneider Armour Research/Seaforth Publishing Panzer Regiment 1 1935-45 Wolfgang Schneider $29.95 / 112 pages / 11.8 x 8.9 / Fully Illustrated / Currently Available / hardcover / 978-3-93510-705-1 / NCR

The oldest Panzerregiment of the Wehrmacht has not yet been documented in the military literature. On 112 pages the creation of this unit is covered in an impressive photo review with the first years before the war, the campaign periods in the Sudeten, in Poland, Belgium, France, Russia, Greece, Italy and in Hungary. Included are detailed inventory tables, campaign maps and unit structure organigrams. The photo story also shows the different vehicle markings throughout the war. Almost all of the 300 photos taken from veteran albums are hitherto unpublished. ShipCraft Modelling

German Destroyers Robert Brown $24.95 / 64 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / 100 color, b/w & line / May 2018 / paperback / 978-1-52672-492-2

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 sister-ships 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 gallery 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 web sites. This volume covers the large and powerful German destroyers of the Second World War era. Always popular as modeling subjects, interest in them has been further increased recently by the release of a number of very fine large scale kits. With its unparalleled level of visual information – paint schemes, models, line drawings and photographs – this book is simply the best reference for any model maker setting out to build one of these unusual ships.

Robern Brown is a Canadian ship modeller, who has contributed three previous volumes in the ShipCraft series.

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1950 Lawrence Road, Havertown, PA 19083 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 MID-ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND Parson Weems Publisher Services 310 N. Front Street, Ste. 4-10 Wilmington, NC 28401 Tel: (914) 948-4259 Fax: (866) 861-0337 E-mail: Website: Reps: Causten Stehl, Christopher R. Kerr, Linda Cannon Eileen Bertelli, Jason Kincade SOUTH Southeastern Book Travelers, LLC 104 Owens Parkway Suite J Pelham, AL 35244 Tel: (205) 682-8570 Fax: (770) 804-2013 E-mail: Website: Reps: Chip Mercer, Jim Barkley, Stewart Koontz SOUTHWEST (AR, LA, OK, TX) McLemore/Hollern 3538 Maple Park Drive Kingwood, TX 77339 Tel: (281) 360-5204 Fax: (281) 360-5215 Reps: Sal McLemore, Larry Hollern

MIDWEST Blue4Books 705 Delaware Ct Lawton, MI 49065 E-mail: Tel: (763) 744-6921 Reps : Ian Booth, Nicholas Booth, Scott Barlett WEST AND NORTHWEST Terry & Read 2713 Quail Cove Drive Highland Village, TX 75077 Tel: (425) 747-3411 Fax: (425) 747-0366 Reps: Ted H. Terry, David M. Terry, Alan Read CANADA Login Canada 300 Saulteaux Crescent Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3T2 Tel: 1-800-665-1148 E-mail: Order online at Reps: Lauren Dye, Russell Friesen, René Lauzé, Philip Paisana Les Petriw, Kathleen Williams 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 casemate@ We’ll be delighted to hear from you. Catalog © 2018 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 some client publishers, contact: Casemate UK Ltd The Old Music Hall, 106–108 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1JE, UK 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 Chapters Indigo (Canada) JSTOR Amazon EBL Barnes & Noble Ebrary Powell’s Books EBSCO Books-A-Million Google Editions Ingram

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