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Casemate Fall 2021 New Books Catalog Greetings! Welcome to the third seasonal trade catalog we’ve produced in our virtual workplace as Casemate continues to operate remotely, with our office building closed. I remain inspired by the commitment and creativity of the Casemate team to bring our client titles to the US market and the originality of our client publishers’ lists. We are certain there is something for every reader, library patron, and military history enthusiast nestled among these pages.

Table of Contents Casemate Publishers


Air World


Arabian Publishing Ltd


Birlinn **


Colourpoint **


Avonmore Books


Fonthill Media


Frontline Books


Greenhill Books


Grub Street Publishing **


Harpia Publishing**




Helion and Company




Model Centrum Progres **




Leo Cooper


2021 brings the tenth anniversary of the popular Emerging Civil War blog that launched the successful Savas Beatie Emerging Civil War book series. To celebrate, they are publishing The Summer of ’63: Gettysburg and The Summer of ’63: Vicksburg which round up the best and most controversial stories on these episodes of the Civil War. You can find both these titles on page 85.

MMP Books**


Pen and Sword


Savas Beatie


Seaforth Publishing


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Fall 2021 brings another selection of excellent titles on a diverse range of military history. In our own publishing program the highly successful Casemate Illustrated series is branching into the American Revolution. On page 9 you will find the first two titles in a seven-volume mini-series that provides a clear overview of the course of the revolution as well as the overall strategy deployed, all contained within the familiar and highly illustrated series format. From Frontline Books Escaping Hitler’s Bunker (page 25) reveals the events in Hitler’s bunker in Berlin in the last days of the war in Europe in 1945. It follows the fate of the Third Reich leaders present in the bunker, the escape routes of those who left, and whether or not these escapes were successful. From Pen & Sword Books American Artillery: From 1775 to the Present Day (page 63) presents the full range of artillery weaponry which has been in service with US armed forces. Special Reconnaissance and Advanced Small Unit Patrolling (page 63) is a comprehensive guide to Special Forces tactics, techniques, and procedure written by a special operations combat veteran from the Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Special Operations Group (MACV-SOG).

Thank you for your ongoing support of Casemate and our client publishers. Michaela Goff VP Sales, Marketing & Client Relations Tel: 610 853 9131 Email: casemate@casematepublishers.com Website: www.casematepublishers.com Our front cover is taken from The US Army Infantryman Vietnam Pocket Manual, by Chris McNab (Casemate Publishers, 2021), which is featured on page 8.



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Panzer Commander. Volume 1

Bloody Verrieres I.SS Panzerkorps’ Defense of the VerrieresBourguebus Ridges, Normandy, July-August 1944

1939-1940 Thomas Anderson

Arthur W. Gullachsen

$49.95 • Hardback • 256 pages 8x10 • 200 photographs and diagrams October 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-63624-040-4

Hitler’s totalitarian government established an all-controlling bureaucracy which affected all aspects of civilian life in Germany and also that of the country’s military. Unit commanders of the Wehrmacht were ordered to keep meticulous records of everything, from vehicles to paperclips and as war began the collation of detailed after-action reports. These would be written by battalion, platoon and—most often—by an individual panzer commander. Many of these reports would be illustrated by the commander, particularly if a tank had been captured by the enemy. This volume, based on research into thousands of these reports and including the translations of hundreds of them, gives an entirely new perspective on panzerwaffe operations throughout World War II. This volume covers the blitzkrieg operations in the first years of World War II, covering Poland and the fall of France.

South of the Norman city of Caen, the twin features of the Verrieres and Bourguebus ridges were key stepping stones for the British Second Army in late July 1944—taking them was crucial if it was to be successful in its attempt to break out of the Normandy bridgehead. To capture this vital ground, Allied forces would have to defeat arguably the strongest German armored formation in Normandy: the I. SS-Panzerkorps “Leibstandarte.” The resulting battles of late July and early August 1944 saw powerful German defensive counterattacks south of Caen inflict tremendous casualties, regain lost ground and at times defeat Anglo-Canadian operations in detail. This is a detailed account of the success of I. SS-Panzerkorps’ defensive operations, aimed at holding the Verrieres-Bourgebus ridges in late July 1944.

Red Bull A History of the 34th Infantry Division in the Second World War

Asian Armageddon, 1944–45 Peter Harmsen War in the Far East 3 • $34.95 Hardback • 240 pages • 6x9 • 30 b/w photographs • August 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-61200-627-7

Volume 1 Mobilization to Tunisia

The last installment of the War in the Far East trilogy, Asian Armageddon 1944-45, continues and completes the narrative of the first two volumes, describing how a US-led coalition of nations battled Japan into submission through a series of cataclysmic encounters. Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle ever, was testimony to the paramount importance of controlling the ocean, as was the fact that the US Navy carried out the only successful submarine campaign in history, reducing Japan’s military and merchant navies to shadows of the former selves. Meanwhile, fighting continued in disparate geographic conditions on land, with the chaos of Imphal, the inferno of Manila, and the carnage of Iwo Jima forming some of the milestones on the bloody road to peace, sealed in Tokyo Bay in September 1945. The nuclear blasts at the end of the war made one observer feel as if he was ‘present at the creation.’ Indeed, the participants in the events in the Asia Pacific in the mid-1940s were present at the creation of a new and dangerous world.


$37.95 • Hardback • 336 pages • 6x9 maps and photographs November 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-63624-002-2 Arthur W. Gullachsen lives in Ontario

Robert Noel Stokes Jr $34.95 • Hardback • 456 pages • 6x9 maps and photographs November 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-63624-046-6

The US Army National Guard’s 34th ‘Red Bull’ Infantry Division was mobilized against the complex backdrop of the United States’ lack of readiness for modern war before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the first time, almost 80 years after Nazi forces in Italy surrendered to the Allies, the complete story of the US Army National Guard’s 34th “Red Bull” Infantry Division during WWII is finally told. The Division comes to life through a narrative based on original papers, declassified documents, and personal accounts of the soldiers themselves as they changed from green troops to veteran destroyers of the Third Reich. With constant focus on what happened to the men on the battle line, this book vividly sets forth major battles and little-known events of the Red Bull’s brutal introduction to war and its heroic metamorphosis into an effective combat organization, within the context of Allied strategy and leadership.

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Spies on the Mekong

Nazis on the Potomac

Gavin at War

The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II

The World War II Diary of Lieutenant General James M. Gavin

CIA Clandestine Operations in Laos

Lewis Sorley

Ken Conboy

$34.95 • Hardback • 240 pages • 6x9 30 photographs • August 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-63624-024-4

$34.95 • Hardback • 240 pages • 6x9 maps and photographs • July 2021 POL036000 • 978-1-63624-019-0

Lieutenant General James Gavin, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division during WWII, is one of the best-known figures of the war. Beginning as the commander of the 505th Parachute Combat Team that spearheaded the American assault on Sicily in July 1943, Gavin advanced to division command and finally command of US forces in Berlin. Throughout this time he kept a wartime diary that starts in April 1943 as the unit was preparing to go to northern Africa, and continues through to his final entry on 1 September 1945 during the occupation of Berlin. During the war years, Gavin came into close contact with virtually all the leading airborne commanders and many others who would advance to the top levels of Army leadership. His diary includes observations on fellow military and political leaders such as General Dwight Eisenhower and the British Field Marshal Montgomery. Gavin was an officer who led by example: on four combat jumps—into Sicily, at Salerno, then Normandy and the Netherlands—he was the first man out the door. Two Distinguished Service Crosses, two Silver Stars, and the Purple Heart rewarded his service. For decades, Gavin kept the existence of the journal a secret; the general’s family discovered it among his belongings after his death. Editor Lewis “Bob” Sorley has worked closely with the Gavin family and the Army Heritage Center to prepare the diary for publication.

During the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency’s biggest and longest paramilitary operation was in the tiny kingdom of Laos. Hundreds of advisors and support personnel trained and led guerrilla formations across the mountainous Laotian countryside, as well as running smaller road-watch and agent teams that stretched from the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the Chinese frontier. Added to this number were hundreds of contract personnel providing covert aviation services. It was dangerous work. On the Memorial Wall at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, nine stars are dedicated to officers who perished in Laos. On top of this are more than one hundred from propriety airlines killed in aviation mishaps between 1961 and 1973. Combined, this grim casualty figure is orders of magnitude larger than any other CIA paramilitary operation. But for the Foreign Intelligence officers at Langley, Laos was more than a paramilitary battleground. Because of its geographic location as a buffer state, as well as its trifurcated political structure, Laos was a unique Cold War melting pot. All three of the Lao political factions, including the communist Pathet Lao, had representation in Vientiane. All of this made Laos fertile ground for clandestine operations.

Robert K. Sutton $34.95 • Hardback • 240 pages • 6x9 December 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-61200-987-2

Now a green open space enjoyed by residents, Fort Hunt, Virginia, about 15 miles south of Washington, DC. was the site of one of the highest-level, clandestine operations during World War II. Shortly after the United States entered World War II, the US military realized that it had to work on exploiting any advantages it might gain on the Axis Powers. One part of these endeavors was to establish a secret facility not too close, but also not too far from the Pentagon which would interrogate and eavesdrop on the highest-level Nazi prisoners and also translate and analyze captured German war documents. That complex was established at Fort Hunt, known by the code name: PO Box 1142. The American servicemen who interrogated German prisoners or translated captured German documents were young, bright, hardworking, and absolutely dedicated to their work. Many of them were Jews who had escaped Nazi Germany. They were perfect for the difficult and complex job at hand. The Allies won the war against Hitler for a host of reasons, discussed in hundreds of volumes. This is the first book to describe the intelligence operations at PO Box 1142 and their part in that success.

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Along for the Ride

Eyes of the Fleet Over Vietnam

Navigating Through the Cold War, Vietnam, Laos & More

RF-8 Crusader Combat Photo Reconnaissance Missions

Hank Zeybel

Kenneth V Jack

$34.95 • Hardback • 288 pages • 6x9 September 2021 • BIO034000 978-1-63624-038-1 • Casemate

During Hank Zeybel’s first tour in Vietnam he flew 772 C130 sorties as a navigator. He volunteered for a second tour, requesting assignment to B26s so he could “shoot back.” When B26s were removed from the inventory, he accepted a Spectre gunship crew slot, flying truck-busting missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. He describes the terror of flying through heavy AA fire over the trail, and the heroics of the pilots in bringing their crews through. Away from the war he recalls leave back in the US, his elderly father bewildered by his war-hardened attitude and black sense of humor. Contextualizing his time with Spectre gunships, he compares his experiences with those of other airmen and his broader Air Force career—his first operational assignment was as a B47 Stratojet navigator-bomber at Strategic Air Command trained to drop thermonuclear bombs with precision. In this memoir of Vietnam, his Air Force career, and his second career as a journalist and writer, Zeybel’s admiration of the skill and bravery of pilots—many of whom who he depended on for his very survival—shines through his descriptions of combat missions and being “along for the ride.”

Photo reconnaissance played a significant role during the Cold War, however it remained unknown to the public for many years because its product and methods remained classified for security purposes. While the U-2 gets most of the credit, low-level photo reconnaissance played an equally important role and was essential to target selection and bomb damage assessment during the Vietnam War. Moreover the contribution of naval aviation photo reconnaissance to the bombing effort in Vietnam is largely an untold story. This book highlights the role of the unarmed supersonic RF-8A/G photo-Crusader throughout the war, and also the part played by its F-8 and F-4 escort fighters. Veteran and historian Kenneth Jack pieces together the chronological history of photo recon in the Vietnam War between 1964 and 1972. While most books on the Vietnam air war focus on fighter and bombing action, this book provides fresh insight into the air war through its focus on photo reconnaissance and coverage of both versions of the Crusader.

The Mighty Eighth

Blackhorse Tales Stories of 11th Armored Cavalry Troopers at War

A Glimpse of the Men, Missions & Machines of the U.S. Eighth Air Force 1942-1945

Don Snedeker $34.95 • Hardback • 288 pages • 6x9 b/w images throughout • August 2021 HIS027070 • 978-1-63624-042-8 Casemate Don Snedeker lives in Falls Church, VA

Military Gallery

When the U.S. Army went to war in South Vietnam in 1965, the general consensus was that counterinsurgency was an infantryman’s war; if there were any role at all for armored forces, it would be strictly to support the infantry. However, from the time the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment arrived in country in September 1966, troopers of the Blackhorse Regiment demonstrated the fallacy of this assumption. By the time of Tet ‘68, the Army’s leadership began to understand that the Regiment’s mobility, firepower, flexibility, and leadership made a difference on the battlefield well beyond its numbers. Over the course of the 11th Cavalry’s five-and-a-half years in combat in South Vietnam and Cambodia, over 25,000 young men served in the Regiment. Their stories—and those of their families—represent the Vietnam generation in graphic, sometimes humorous, often heart-wrenching detail. Collected by the author through hundreds of in-person, telephone, and electronic interviews over a period of 25-plus years, these “war stories” provide context for the companion volume, The Blackhorse in Vietnam.


$39.95 • Hardback • 288 pages • 7x10 180 color and b/w photographs November 2021 • HIS027070 978-1-63624-074-9 • Casemate

Commemorative Collection $39.95 Hardback • 128 pages • 12x9.5 paintings, drawings and specially created maps and diagrams August 2021 • HIS027100 978-0-9549970-8-3 • Griffon International

The heroics of the airmen who served in the United States Eighth Air Force and fought in the embattled skies of Europe during World War II are legendary. When in 1942 they commenced their campaign against Nazi Germany, their arrival sent a deep shudder of despair through the German High Command. For the next three years, while RAF Bomber Command bombed at night, by day the American Eighth Air Force pounded the enemy war machine to its knees until, by May 1945, victory had finally been won. This commemorative book provides a unique glimpse into the lives of some of the men and machines that fought in that bitter, often titanic struggle, together with some of the extraordinary missions they flew. Beautifully illustrated using an unparalleled collection of paintings, drawings and specially created maps from the archives of the Military Gallery, this book is not simply a collection of artwork; first and foremost it is a historically accurate recollection of events, painstakingly researched with the assistance of leading historians.

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Men of Armor - The History of B Company, 756th Tank Battalion in World War II Part One: Beginnings, North Africa, and Italy Jeff Danby $34.95 • Hardback • 336 pages • 6x9 maps and photographs • July 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-63624-013-8 Jeff Danby lives in Granville, Ohio

After the shocking fall of France in June 1940, the U.S. Army embarked on a crash program to establish a new armored force. One of the units formed was the 756th Tank Battalion (Light), activated at Fort Lewis in June 1941. In December 1943 the battalion was ordered to upgrade to a medium tank (Sherman) unit. Given less than a month to reorganize and train in M4s, the battalion was sent into the Mignano Gap on January 11, 1944 and supported the 34th Infantry Division in the capture of Cervaro and Monte Trocchio. Later in January, B Company supported the troops of the 100th Battalion on bloody but ill-fated attempts to cross the Rapido river – finally at the third attempt the battalion established a secure bridgehead across the Rapido. During the next two days the nearby town of Caira was also captured, opening a clear avenue for an attack on Cassino. Based on decades of research, and hours of interviews with veterans of the 756th Tank Battalion, Jeff Danby’s vivid narrative puts the reader in the turret of B Company’s Shermans as they ride into battle.

Crosshairs on the Capital The Reasons, Reactions, and Results of Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington, D.C., July 1864 James H. Bruns $34.95 • Hardback • 240 pages • 6x9 maps and photographs • August 2021 HIS027110 • 978-1-63624-011-4

In an era of battlefield one-upmanship, the raid on the Nation’s Capital in July 1864 was prompted by an earlier failed Union attempt to destroy Richmond and free the Union prisoners held there. Jubal Early’s mission was in part to let the North have a taste of its own medicine by attacking Washington and freeing the Confederate prisoners at Point Lookout in southern Maryland. He was also to fill the South’s larder from unmolested Union fields, mills and barns. By 1864 such southern food raids had become annual wartime events. And he was to threaten and, if possible, capture Washington. Jubal Early hesitated in attacking Washington, but he held the City at bay while his troops pillaged the countryside for the food Lee’s Army needed to survive. This new account focuses on the reasons, reactions and results of Jubul Early’s raid of 1864. History has judged it to have been a serious threat to the capital, but James H. Bruns examines how the nature of the Confederate raid on Washington in 1864 has been greatly misinterpreted—Jubal Early’s maneuvers were in fact only the latest in a series of annual southern food raids.

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Voices of the Army of the Potomac Vincent L. Burns $37.95 • Hardback • 432 pages • 6x9 12 photographs and 1 map • October 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-63624-072-5

As historian David W. Bright noted in Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, “No other historical experience in America has given rise to such a massive collection of personal narrative ‘literature’ written by ordinary people.” This “massive collection” of memoirs, recollections and regimental histories make up the history of the Civil War seen through the eyes of the participants. This work is an overview of what Civil War soldiers and veterans wrote about their experiences. It focusses on what veterans remembered, what they were prepared to record, and what they wrote down in the years after the end of the war. In an age of increased literacy many of these men had been educated, whether at West Point, Harvard or other establishments, but even those who had received only a few years of education chose to record their memories. The writings of these veterans convey their views on the cataclysmic events they had witnessed but also their memories of everyday events during the war. While many of them undertook detailed research of battles and campaigns before writing their accounts, it is clear that a number were less concerned with whether their words aligned with the historical record than whether they recorded what they believed to be true. Understanding what these veterans chose to record and why is important to achieving a deeper understanding of the experience of these men who were caught up in this central moment in American life.


Birlinn Casemate General Fox Conner

General Albert C. Wedemeyer

Pershing’s Chief of Operations and Eisenhower’s Mentor

America’s Unsung Strategist in World War II John J. McLaughlin

Steven Rabalais

Leadership in Action • $24.95 Paperback • 352 pages • 6x9 16 pages of photos • August 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-63624-049-7

Leadership in Action • $24.95 Paperback • 320 pages • 6x9 16 pages of photos • August 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-63624-050-3

General Fox Conner presents the portrait of the quintessential man behind the scenes in U.S. military history. John J. Pershing considered Fox Conner to have been “a brilliant solider” and “one of the finest characters our Army has ever produced.” Dwight D. Eisenhower acknowledged Fox Conner as “the one more or less invisible figure to whom I owe an incalculable debt.” General Fox Conner also tells the story of an interesting life. From humble beginnings in rural Mississippi, Conner became one of the army’s intellectuals. During the 1920s, when most of the nation slumbered in isolationism, Conner predicted a second world war. As the nation began to awaken to new international dangers in the 1930s, President Roosevelt offered Fox Conner the position of army chief of staff, which he declined. Poor health prevented his participation in World War II, while others whom he influenced, including Eisenhower, Patton, and Marshall, went on to fame.

Like many heroes of the Second World War, General Albert C. Wedemeyer’s career has been largely overshadowed by such well-known figures as Marshall, Patton, Montgomery, and Bradley. Wedemeyer’s legacy as the main planner of the D-Day invasion is almost completely forgotten today, eclipsed by politics and the capriciousness of human nature. Wedemeyer was transferred to the Burma-China theater, where a year later he would replace General Stilwell. Ultimately, Wedemeyer’s service in the Asian theater became far more significant, though less known. Had the US political establishment listened to Wedemeyer’s advice on China during the years 1943-48, it is possible China would not have been lost to the Communists and would have been a functioning US ally from the start, thus eliminating the likelihood of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

General Mark Clark

Hal Moore

Commander of U.S. Fifth Army and Liberator of Rome

A Soldier Once… and Always Mike Guardia

Jon B. Mikolashek

Leadership in Action • $22.95 Paperback • 232 pages • 6x9 August 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-63624-052-7 Mike Guardia lives in Maple Grove, MN

Leadership in Action • $24.95 Paperback • 272 pages • 6x9 16 pages of photos • August 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-63624-051-0

Although not nearly as well known as other U.S. Army senior commanders, General Mark Clark is one of the four men, along with Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley, who historian Martin Blumenson called “the essential quartet of American leaders who achieved victory in Europe.” From the September 1943 landing at Salerno, Clark and his army fought their way north against skilled German resistance, augmented by mountainous terrain. The daring January 1944 end-run at Anzio, although not immediately successful, set the stage for Fifth Army’s liberation of Rome on 4 June 1944 The brutal Italian Campaign has been long overshadowed by D-Day and the campaign across France and into Germany. Likewise, the senior U.S. commander in Italy has been largely overlooked when one thinks of the great captains of the war. The author, Mikolashek remedies this situation, shedding much needed historical light on one of America’s most important fighting generals in this “warts and all” biography. It also demonstrates the importance of the Italian Campaign, paying tribute to the valorous soldiers of U.S. Fifth Army and their Allied comrades.


Hal Moore, one of the most admired American combat leaders of the last 50 years, has until now been best known to the public for being portrayed by Mel Gibson in the movie “We Were Soldiers.” In this first-ever, fully illustrated biography, we finally learn the full story of one of America’s true military heroes. A 1945 graduate of West Point, Moore’s first combats occurred during the Korean War. At the beginning of the Vietnam War, Moore commanded the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry in the first full-fledged battle between U.S. and North Vietnamese regulars. Following his tour in Vietnam, he assumed command of the 7th Infantry Division, forward-stationed in South Korea, and in 1971, he took command of the Army Training Center at Fort Ord, California. Moore graciously allowed the author interviews and granted full access to his files and collection of letters, documents, and never-before-published photographs.

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To Boldly Go

Raise your Awareness, Raise your Leadership, Raise your Life

Leadership, Strategy, and Conflict in the 21st Century and Beyond

Col. John F Antal (Ret).

Jonathan Klug Steven Leonard

$19.95 • Paperback • 192 pages 6x9 • diagrams throughout August 2021 • BUS071000 978-1-63624-066-4 ohn Antal lives in Dallas, TX

Written by a proven combat leader and leadership expert, this book is an invaluable guide to anyone wanting to improve their leadership skills. Concise, focused chapters and an interactive format mean even the most time-strapped can benefit from John Antal’s decades of experience. If you are an emerging leader, this book will provide you with a mind-map and internal compass to maintain a bearing during your leadership journey. This mind-map will outline the contours of the leadership topography; the compass you create in your heart and your mind will provide direction; and your purpose will generate a destination. If you are an experienced leader, this book is also for you. You will find in it reinforcement, confirmation, and a series of knowledge points to add to your existing cognitive map and compass and to help you develop other leaders at every level of skill and awareness.

Counter-Strike Operations Combat Examples and Leadership Principles of Mobile Defense F M von Senger und Etterlin Linden Lyons Die Wehrmacht im Kampf • $44.95 Hardback • 192 pages 6x9 • 8 maps November 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-63624-080-0

This volume in the Die Wehrmacht im Kampf series offers detailed analysis of a number of operations on the Eastern Front during World War II to draw out universally applicable principles of counter-strike operations and “agile defense.” The combat examples discussed including delaying operations in Southern Ukraine in March 1944; defensive operations Nikopol and Moldau; and counter-strikes undertaken by panzer divisions and panzerkampfgruppen in operations in November 1943 and May 1944. Combat examples are fully described with maps and diagrams, followed by detailed lessons learned and an explanation of consequences of the operation. The author, F. M. von Senger und Etterlin, himself took part in all of the combat operations described as a young officer leading armored troops, he would later go on to hold the rank of four-star general in the Bundeswehr and his final assignment was CINCENT.

$34.95 • Hardback • 288 pages • 6x9 September 2021 • BUS071000 978-1-63624-062-6

As a literature of ideas, science fiction has proven to be a powerful metaphor for the world around us, offering a rich tapestry of imagination through which to explore how we lead, how we think, and how we interact. To Boldly Go assembles more than thirty writers from around the world—experts in leadership and strategy, senior policy advisors and analysts, professional educators and innovators, experienced storytellers, and ground-level military leaders—to help us better understand ourselves through the lens of science fiction Each chapter of To Boldly Go draws out the lessons that we can learn from science fiction, drawing on classic examples of the genre in ways that are equally relatable and entertaining. To Boldly Go provides thoughtful essays on relevant subjects that will appeal to business leaders, military professionals, and fans of science fiction alike.

On to Stalingrad Operation Winter Storm and the Attempt to Relieve Sixth Army, December 1942 Horst Scheibert Janice W Ancker Die Wehrmacht im Kampf • $44.95 Hardback • 144 pages • 6x9 • 16 maps December 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-61200-806-6

In late November 1942, Soviet forces surrounded Paulus’ Sixth Army in a pocket outside the Russian city of Stalingrad. In response the Germans planned a relief operation, Operation Winter Storm, intended to break through the Soviet forces and open the pocket, releasing the encircled units. The 6th Panzer Division was the spearhead of the German relief force. The attack started on 12 December 1942 and was aborted on 23 December after heavy Soviet counterattacks. This failure sealed the fate of the German 6th Army in Stalingrad. This account of the operation was first published in German in 1961, written by the military historian and retired German officer, Schiebert Horst. It covers the entire operation from the situation in mid-November through the two German offensives, the Soviet counteroffensive and ongoing fighting until early January. This book includes 16 maps from the original edition and is the first English translation of this important German account.

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Birlinn Casemate U.S. Army Signal Corps Vehicles 1939-45

Dreadnoughts and SuperDreadnoughts

Didier Andres

Chris McNab

Casemate Illustrated Special CISS0008 • $37.95 • Hardback 160 pages • 8x10 • Color Illustrations throughout November 2021 • HIS027240 978-1-63624-064-0

Casemate Illustrated Special CISS0009 • $49.95 • Hardback 240 pages • 8x10 • Over 200 photographs, diagrams and artwork November 2021 • HIS027150 978-1-63624-086-2

The Signal Corps was at the forefront of the technological development of communications throughout World War II. Tasked with coordinating all American military activities, the Signal Corps initially had to rely on a communications landline network covering some 1 300 000 km. This was soon overtaken by radio communications. however adaptation remained a priority within the US Army Signal Corps for when landline networks were unavailable or radio silence had to be observed. Almost every large piece of Signal Corps equipment required wheeled transport, and over a hundred vehicles and trailers would be specially designed, many associated with one particular radio or radar installation. This comprehensive and fully illustrated account covers radar and radio vehicles, plus specialized vehicles such as telephone repair trucks, mobile telephone switchboards and homing pigeon units, all described in technical detail and illustrated by hundreds of period photos.

When HMS Dreadnought was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1906 this revolutionary new class of big-gun iron-clad warship immediately changed the face of naval warfare, rendering all other battleships worldwide obsolete. The Admiralty realized that as soon as the ship was revealed to the global naval community Britain would be a in race to stay ahead, and so the first dreadnoughts were built in record time. While there were those who regarded the vessel as a triumphant revolution in naval design, the dreadnought initially had its critics, including those who thought its slower, heavier guns left it vulnerable to the secondary armament of other warships. Nevertheless, other countries, notably Germany, and the United States soon began to lay down dreadnoughts. The culmination of this arms race would be the confrontation of the British and German fleets at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916 – the greatest clash of naval firepower in history.

ETO & MTO, 1941-45

The U.S. Army Infantryman Vietnam Pocket Manual

Chris McNab

Chris McNab

The Pocket Manual Series • $14.95 Hardback • 160 pages • 5x7.8 diagrams and illustrations September 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-63624-028-2

The Pocket Manual Series • $14.95 Hardback • 160 pages • 5x7.8 diagrams and illustrations September 2021 • HIS027070 978-1-63624-030-5

The battle for Europe in 1943–45 was one of the greatest military challenges in the history of the U.S. Army. Fighting against often veteran German forces from the mountains of Italy to the beaches of Normandy and the frozen forests of the Ardennes, hundreds of thousands of US infantrymen had to move quickly beyond their training and acquire real-world combat skills. Extensive documentation was provided for the in-theater US Army infantryman, from booklets rather misguidedly advising on how to behave in foreign countries through to field manuals explaining core combat tactics across squad, platoon, company, and battalion levels. This pocket manual presents critical insights from many of these sources, but also draws on a broad spectrum of intelligence reports, after-action reports, and other rare publications. Together they give an inside view on what it was like to live and fight in the U.S. Army infantry during arguably the most consequential conflict in human history.

Between 1964 and 1975, 2.6 million American personnel served within the borders of South Vietnam, of whom an estimated 1–1.6 million fought in combat. This pocket manual draws its content not only from essential U.S. military field manuals of the Vietnam era, but also a vast collection of declassified primary documents, including intelligence analysis, firsthand accounts, and combat studies. Through these documents the pocket manual provides a deep insight into what it was like for infantry to live, survive, and fight in Vietnam. The book includes infantry intelligence documents about the NVA and VC threats, plus chapters explaining hard-won lessons about using weaponry, surviving and moving through the jungle, tactical maneuvers, and applications of the ubiquitous helicopter for combat and support.

The U.S. Army Infantryman WWII Pocket Manual


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September 1944: Near the small town of Arracourt, France, elements of the US 4th Armored Division met the grizzled veterans of the 5th Panzer Army in combat. American tank crews squared off against the technologically superior Mark V Panther tanks. Yet through a combination of superior tactics, leadership, teamwork, and small-unit initiative, the outnumbered American forces won a decisive victory. The battle of Arracourt was the US Army’s largest tank battle until the Ardennes Offensive in December 1944. It helped pave the way for the final Allied assault into Germany, and showed how tactical ingenuity and adaptive leadership can overcome an enemy’s superior size or technological strength.

Luftwaffe Victory Markings 1939–45 Philippe Saintes Casemate Illustrated CIS0024 $24.95 • Paperback • 128 pages 7x10 • 150 photographs and illustrations • December 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-63624-090-9

This book provides an overview of the victory markings painted on the fins and rudders of the planes of the German day fighter and night fighter aircraft between 1939 and 1945, and demonstrates how these were applied in reality through the profiles of nineteen pilots, including some of the most emblematic pilots of the Luftwaffe: Hans Troitzsch, Johannes Gentzen, Frank Liesendahl, Wilhelm Balthasar, Otto Bertram, Joachim Müncheberg, KarlHeinz Koch, Kurt “Kuddel” Ubben, Felix-Maria Brandis, “Fiffi” Stahlschmidt, Franz-Josef Beerenbrock, Heinrich Setz, Walter “Gulle “Oesau, Max-Hellmuth Ostermann, Heinrich Bartels, “Fritz” Dinger, Martin Drewes, Egmont zur Lippe-Weissenfeld and Ludwig Meister.

A new history of the Revolutionary War in seven volumes. Extensively illustrated with illustrations, photographs, maps and diagrams, each title will provide a wealth of visual detail accompanying an expert, clear overview of the course of the war and the overall strategies employed through this seminal period in American history, 1763–1783.

The Coming Storm, 1763–75

The Northern Strategy, 1776

Rachael Abbiss

David Smith

Casemate Illustrated CIS0025 $24.95 • Paperback • 128 pages 7x10 • Fully illustrated March 2022 • HIS036030 978-1-63624-092-3

Casemate Illustrated CIS0026 $24.95 • Paperback • 128 pages • 7x10 Fully illustrated • March 2022 HIS036030 • 978-1-63624-078-7

British America’s success in the French and Indian War might have been expected to lead to a period of peace and prosperity, however the exchange of territory following the 1763 peace treaty led to dramatic changes in the political landscape of North America, the disruption of alliances and trade networks, and increased conflict between settlers and Native Americans. Meanwhile disagreement on how the huge costs of the concluded war should be paid drove a wedge between the colonies and the British government, tensions that eventually erupted into the protests of the early 1770s, and led to the First Continental Congress. This Casemate Illustrated volume discusses the escalation of simmering tensions in the American colonies in the years after the end of the French and Indian War and the path to the first military engagements of the Revolutionary War at Lexington and Concord, and Bunker Hill.

Despite declaring their independence on 4 July 1776, Britain’s former colonies in North America would need to fight for their liberty. The response from the other side of the Atlantic was slow, but when it arrived it appeared overwhelming. Hundreds of ships and tens of thousands of troops gathered to re-establish the Crown’s control. If the Revolution was not to die in its first year, the Americans would need to take on the largest expeditionary force ever sent by Great Britain up to that point… with an army of amateurs. This Casemate Illustrated volume discusses the northern strategy in 1776—the year in which Britain’s war effort became hopelessly disjointed, with two armies operating on entirely different agendas. It covers the battles of Princeton, Saratoga, Philadelphia and others.

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There Was a Time

Chuck Johnston

George H. Wittman

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August 1990, 30,000 Iraqi troops have invaded Kuwait and are in a position to influence nearly half of the world’s oil supply. The United Nations condemn the aggression but it is clear that only military intervention is going to displace Saddam Hussein. Captain Joseph ‘Quarry’ Samuels and the Marines of Scout Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division are tasked with discovering the strength and deployment of Iraqi troops. Quarry and his scouts are soon engaged in a game of cat and mouse with the 10,000-strong 108th Iraqi Armored Division. Operating behind enemy lines, they put themselves squarely in danger’s way in order to collect the intelligence necessary to launch military operations. When hostilities end, with the greatest one-sided military victory of all time, the Marines deserve to be on their way home. However, Quarry remains in Kuwait to continue the deadly game with an old nemesis, but this time with a new ally on his side.

It is the summer of 1945, the last and very dangerous days of World War II. The Office of Strategic Services is in close, cooperative contact with Ho Chi Minh and the fighting cadre of the Viet Minh, working against the Japanese. In the closing months of the war, the OSS parachute a team of special operations soldiers into Tonkin, northern Viet Nam. Based on the little-known true story of American and Viet Minh collaboration in 1945, this novel challenges the later-accepted dogma of both those supporting and those opposing the American role in the Viet Nam conflict. This novel notes how what is seen at a later time is often inadequate to understand what actually went on. Its contemporary relevance is simply a mirror of what is always the case in international affairs: today’s enemies can and may be tomorrow’s friends – and most importantly, the reverse is true also.

A Cast of Falcons

Hold at All Hazards

Phillip Parotti

Bigelow’s Battery at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863

Casemate Fiction • $22.95 • Paperback 288 pages • 6x9 • October 2021 FIC014040 • 978-1-63624-088-6

David H. Jones

Phillip Parotti’s new novel offers fast-paced action in the skies over the Sinai desert in 1916. Lieutenant Devlin Collins, an Irish-American flier in the Royal Flying Corps, expecting to fly on the Western Front, instead finds himself flying antiquated two-seater bomber and photo reconnaissance missions over the Egyptian desert. Pitted against German machines which are up-to-date and well equipped, the men of the RFC fight at a considerable disadvantage as they go forth to meet their enemy, but continually force the Turks and Germans back as the army moves slowly toward Palestine. Constantly endangered by superior German machines, facing incessant ground fire during their bombing and strafing attacks, Dev and his fellow pilot Crisp drive home their attacks with unremitting determination. In the off hours from combat, Dev discovers that he has a particular talent for planning his flight’s air raids. This talent manifests itself completely in the campaign’s culminating attack on the German redoubts at the battle of Magdhaba, an attack so successful that when the pilots are finally pulled back for a rest after a year of fighting, Dev is promoted and invited onto the staff at GHQ is order to apply his expertise to air planning as the army moves on Gaza with the intention of driving into Palestine.


Casemate Fiction • $22.95 • Paperback 288 pages • 6x9 • Illustrations and maps • August 2021 • FIC014060 978-1-63624-060-2

By late January of 1863, the 9th Massachusetts Battery of Light Artillery has been stationed within the Washington, D.C. defenses the entirety of its five-month existence. Captain John Bigelow institutes strict discipline and rigorous training which causes the men, including Chief Bugler Charles Wellington Reed, to consider him to be a heartless tyrant. Bigelow’s Battery arrives on the Gettysburg battlefield in the forenoon of July 2, 1863. Within hours they are immersed in violent combat. Unbeknownst to Charlie, he will twice disobey a direct order from Captain Bigelow before the day is out. When furious fighting reaches a crescendo, the inexperienced light artillery battery is ordered to hold its position at all hazards, meaning until it’s overrun. Without hesitation the batterymen stand to their guns and sacrifice their life’s blood to gain the time necessary for a second line of artillery to be formed behind them, thus helping to prevent a disastrous defeat for the Federal Army on Northern soil. Charlie saves his captain’s life and is later awarded the Medal of Honor.

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Appointment in Tehran

The Spandau Complication

Run Run Cricket Run America’s Secret Wars in Laos

James Stejskal

Lt Col Bob Orkand (Ret)

Tom G. Thompson

Casemate Fiction • $22.95 • Paperback 228 pages • 6x9 • October 2021 • FIC031050 978-1-63624-026-8

Casemate Fiction • $22.95 • Paperback 288 pages • 6x9 • September 2021 FIC032000 • 978-1-63624-036-7

The Snake Eater Chronicles 2 • $27.95 Hardback • 304 pages • 6x9 • September 2021 FIC031050 • 978-1-61200-966-7 James Stejskal lives in Alexandria, VA

Hot on the heels of a dressing-down by the U.S. Commander Berlin, U.S. Army Major Harry Holbrook receives an unexpected luncheon invitation from the Soviet commandant of Spandau Prison, where the last three remaining Nazi war criminals are incarcerated. A contact in East Berlin alerts Holbrook that the Red Army faction will attempt to assassinate West Berlin Mayor Willi Brandt and the U.S. Commander at the opening of the Fifth Annual German-American Volksfest. Holbrook helps foil the plot. Coming to trust his contact, Holbrook knows he should act when he is tipped off that a Mossad terrorist attempts to assassinate two of the three Spandau prisoners upon their release from the prison... Set in the divided city of Berlin in the mid-1960s where recent incidents have brought the world closer to nuclear war than ever before, this debut novel brings a complex tapestry of events to a breathtaking conclusion.

1970—the height of the Vietnam War. A group of young Forward Air Controllers based in Thailand is assigned with supporting the Truck War and the People’s War in southern Laos, where the fate of the Vietnam War, and Laos’ very future, is being decided. Tasked with shutting down the Ho Chi Minh Trail—the North Vietnamese supply lines running into South Vietnam—literally stopping the constant stream of trucks in their tracks, these American airmen, call sign “Nail,” fly missions 24 hours a day. Daily, they run the gauntlet of intense anti-aircraft fire to bring in accurate attacks by American fighter bombers. At night, streams of red tracers scream up from the ground, seeking the metallic flesh of their fragile craft. During the day, they search the skies for the telltale black puffs of smoke that reveal the self-destructive warheads of the North Vietnamese gunners. Even when tragedy befalls the group, they persevere with their mission. But will courage and dedication be enough?

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When radical Iranian students seize the U.S. Embassy compound in Tehran and take over fifty diplomats hostage the U.S. President has to negotiate with a government that wants only to humiliate the United States. When talks fail, the President must turn to the military to bring the Americans home by force. As preparations are made for an audacious rescue, an American intelligence officer hides alone in a Tehran safehouse with a secret. He is protecting a powerful weapon known as the Perses Device, which is now at risk of being captured and employed against the United States. The Agency Director orders that it must be brought out at all costs. But as a small American team clandestinely enters Tehran to lead the way for the rescue force, a traitor spills the secret and KGB Spetsnaz operatives begin their own search for the weapon. At the last minute, one more American is added to the advance team—his sole mission is to get the Agency officer and the Perses device to safety. When the rescue mission fails, only two Americans are left to run the gauntlet of enemy agents and get the weapon out. Getting in was easy…


Birlinn Casemate Who’s Who in the Age of Alexander and his Successors

Ancient Greeks at War Warfare in the Classical World from Agamemnon to Alexander

From Chaironeia to Ipsos (338–301 BC)

Simon Elliott

Waldemar Heckel Peter G. Tsouras

$39.95 • Hardback • 304 pages • 8x10 Fully illustrated. • November 2021 HIS027220 • 978-1-61200-998-8

$39.95 • Hardback • 336 pages • 6x9 August 2021 • BIO011000 978-1-61200-983-4 Waldemar Heckel lives in Calgary Peter G. Tsouras lives in Alexandria, VA

Who’s Who in the Age of Alexander and his Successors is a unique compilation of more than 1,150 concise biographies of the men and women involved in the life and campaigns of Alexander the Great, and the struggle for power after his death. From leading commanders in Alexander’s army to the nobles of the Persian Empire, and the many other individuals he encountered throughout his life and reign, these complete and balanced biographies by a renowned Canadian scholar are drawn from the literary and epigraphic sources of the age. Who’s Who in the Age of Alexander and his Successors is the only work of its kind in English. It is an essential guide to a fascinating and pivotal historical era, and to one of history’s most successful military commanders.

Ancient Greeks at War is a lavishly illustrated tour de force covering every aspect of warfare in the Ancient Greek world from the beginnings of Greek civilization through to its assimilation into the ever expanding world of Rome. As such it begins with the onset Minoan culture on Crete around 2,000 BC, then covers the arrival of the Mycenaean civilization and the ensuing Late Bronze Age Collapse, before moving on to Dark Age and Archaic Greece. This sets the scene for the flowering of Classical Greek civilization, as told through detailed narratives of the Greek and Persian Wars, Peloponnesian Wars and the rise of Thebes as a major power. The book ends with the destruction of Corinth in 146 BC after the defeat by Rome of the Achaean League. The conclusion considers the legacy of the Ancients Greeks in the Roman world, and subsequently.

Women and Weapons in the Viking World

Limits of Empire Rome’s Borders Simon Forty $34.95 • Hardback • 192 pages • 8x10 350 photographs • January 2022 HIS002020 • 978-1-63624-076-3

Amazons of the North

The borders of the Roman Empire were frontiers that were often wild and dangerous. The expansion of the empire after the Punic Wars saw the Roman Republic become the dominant force in the Mediterranean as it first took Carthaginian territories in Gaul, Spain and north Africa and then moved into Greece with purpose, subjugating the area and creating two provinces, Achaea and Macedonia. The growth of the territories under Roman control continued through the rise of Julius Caesar – who conquered the rest of Gaul – and the establishment of the empire: each of the emperors could point to territories annexed and lands won. This book examines these frontiers of the empire, looking at the way they were constructed and manned and how that changed over the years. It looks at the physical barriers – from the walls in Britain to the Fossatum Africae in the desert. It looks at the traders and the prices that were paid for the traffic of goods. It looks at the way that civil settlements – vici – grew up around the forts and fortlets and what life was like for soldiers, sailors and civilians. As well as artifacts of the period, the book provides a guidebook to top Roman museums and a gazetteer of visitable sites.

$39.95 • Hardback • 216 pages 8.5x11 • B/W and color September 2021 • HIS027080 978-1-63624-068-8


Leszek Gardeła

The Viking Age (c. 750–1050 AD) is conventionally seen as a tumultuous time when hordes of fierce warriors from Scandinavia wreaked havoc across the European continent and when Norse merchants traveled to distant corners of the world in pursuit of slaves, silver, and exotic commodities. Until relatively recently, archaeologists and textual scholars had the tendency to weave a largely male-dominated image of this pivotal period in world history, dismissing or substantially downplaying women’s roles in Norse society. Today, however, there is ample evidence to suggest that many of the most spectacular achievements of Viking Age Scandinavians – for instance in craftsmanship, exploration, cross-cultural trade, warfare and other spheres of life – would not have been possible without the active involvement of women. Extant textual sources as well as the perpetually expanding corpus of archaeological evidence thus demonstrate unequivocally that both within the walls of the household and in the wider public arena women’s voices were heard, respected and followed.

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Red Army into the Reich

The German Sabotage Campaign in North America, 1914–1917

The 1945 Russian Offensive

Michael Digby $34.95 • Hardback • 312 pages • 6x9 August 2021 • HIS027090 978-1-63624-004-6

Many believe that World War I was only fought “over there,” as the popular 1917 song goes, in the trenches and muddy battlefields of Northern France and Belgium—they are wrong. There was a secret war fought in America; on remote railway bridges and waterways linking the United States and Canada; aboard burning and exploding ships in the Atlantic Ocean; in the smoldering ruins of America’s bombed and burned-out factories, munitions plants, and railway centers; and waged in carefully disguised clandestine workshops where improvised explosive devices and deadly toxins were designed and manufactured. It was irregular warfare on a scale that caught the United States woefully unprepared. This is the true story of German secret agents engaged in a campaign of subversion and terror on the American homeland before and during World War I.

Simon Forty Nik Cornish $37.95 • Hardback • 256 pages 8.3x11.7 • 500 photos and maps November 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-63624-022-0

For writers and historians who concentrate on the Western Allies and the battles in France and the Low Countries, the Eastern Front comes as a shock. The sheer size of both the territories and the forces involved; the savagery of both weather and the fighting; the appalling suffering of the civilian populations of all countries and the wreckage of towns and cities—it’s no wonder that words like Armageddon are used to describe the annihilation. Red Army into the Reich combines a narrative history, contemporary photographs and maps with images of memorials, battlefield survivors and then & now views. It may come as a surprise to the western reader to see how many memorials there are to Russia’s Great Patriotic War and those to the losses suffered by the countries who spent so long under the murderous Nazi regime.

Capital of Spies

Liberating Libya

Intelligence Agencies in Berlin During the Cold War

Britain’s Bonds of Friendship

Sven Felix Kellerhoff Bernd von Kostka $34.95 • Hardback • 288 pages • 6x9 b/w images throughout December 2021 • POL036000 978-1-63624-000-8

For almost half a century, the hottest front in the Cold War was right across Berlin. From summer 1945 until 1990, the secret services of NATO and the Warsaw Pact fought an ongoing duel in the dark. Throughout the Cold War, espionage was part of everyday life in both East and West Berlin, with German spies playing a crucial part of operations on both sides: Erich Mielke’s Stasi and Reinhard Gehlen’s Federal Intelligence Service, for example. The construction of the wall in 1961 changed the political situation and the environment for espionage—the invisible front was now concreted and unmistakable. But the fundamentals had not changed: Berlin was and would remain the capital of spies until the fall of the Berlin Wall, a fact which makes it all the more surprising that there are hardly any books about the work of the secret services in Berlin during the Cold War. Journalist Sven Felix Kellerhoff and historian Bernd von Kostka describe the spectacular successes and failures of the various secret services based in the city.

Rupert Wieloch $34.95 • Hardback • 256 pages • 6x9 40 photographs • December 2021 HIS001000 • 978-1-63624-082-4

The story is about British involvement in Libya since the first treaty signed with the rulers in Tripoli in January 1692. The book is divided into four eras. The first covers the period up to the Italian invasion in 1911; the second covers the First World War and Italian pacification; the third covers the Western Desert Campaign; and the final part brings the reader up to date with recent events. In the words of the Foreign Secretary, Edward Grey, the 1911 Italian invasion of Libya “led straight to the catastrophe of 1914.” Using memoirs of politicians and correspondents from both sides of the conflict, the author pieces together British involvement, shedding new light on the Senussi Campaign and the Duke of Westminster’s rescue of 100 British PoWs at Bir Hakkeim, as well as the story of Colonel Milo Talbot, who did as much as TE Lawrence to establish British influence with Arab leadership, but was never rewarded for his work. Even though hundreds of books have been written about the Western Desert Campaign, this book includes much unpublished material in addressing the contentious issues and explains why General Brian Horrocks wrote: “Command in the desert was regarded as an almost certain prelude to a bowler hat.”

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We Few

Small Team Missions Behind Enemy Lines

U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

Koos Stadler

Nick Brokhausen

$24.95 • Paperback 384 pages • 5.4x8.3 65 illus. • July 2021 BIO008000 978-1-63624-048-0

A gripping first-hand account of the combat operations and life of a member of the secretive and elite South African Special Forces, known as ‘Recces’. South African Special Forces, known as the ‘Recces’, are an elite group of soldiers that few can aspire to join. Shrouded in secrecy due to the covert nature of their work, the legendary Recces have long fascinated, but little is known about how they operate. Now one of this select band has written a tell-all book about the extraordinary missions he embarked on and the nail-biting action he experienced in the Border War.

Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp With the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Huertgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich Douglas E. Nash $24.95 • Paperback • 416 pages • 6x9 photos throughout • September 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-63624-054-1 Douglas E. Nash lives in Dumfries, VA

As the Allies were approaching the German frontier at the beginning of September 1944, the German Armed Forces responded with a variety of initiatives designed to regain the strategic initiative. While the “Wonder Weapons” such as the V-1 flying bomb, the V-2 missile and the Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter are widely recognized as being the most prominent of these initiatives upon which Germany pinned so much hope, the Volks-Grenadier Divisions (VGDs) are practically unknown.


$22.95 • Paperback 272 pages • 6x9 September 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-63624-053-4 Nick Brokhausen lives in Palm Desert, CA

This riveting memoir 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. On his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit was part of MACV-SOG or Studies and Observations Group as it was innocuously called. 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. The companies never exceeded more than 30 Americans, yet they were key to the US military being able to take the war to the enemy.

The Dragon’s Teeth The Chinese People’s Liberation Army - Its History, Traditions, and Air, Sea and Land Capabilities in the 21st Century Benjamin Lai $24.95 • Paperback • 320 pages • 6x9 16pp photos • December 2021 • HIS008000 978-1-63624-057-2

When Mao Zedong proclaimed The People’s Republic of China in 1949, China was a poor and wrecked society after years of continuous wars. For centuries, in fact, China had been seen as a sort of plunder-zone to be invaded, and then a backwater until the late 1980s, when domestic policy brought about monumental changes. The result was that in the past quarter-century China has grown to be the second largest economy in the world, and its military has grown proportionately.

Alpha One Sixteen A Combat Infantryman’s Year in Vietnam Peter Clark $22.95 • Paperback 224 pages • 6x9 5 b/w photos and 5 b/w illustrations November 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-63624-056-5 Peter Clark lives in Catonsville, MD

Peter Clark’s year in Vietnam began in July 1966, when he was shipped out with hundreds of other young recruits, as a replacement in the 1st Infantry Division. Clark was assigned to the Alpha Company. Clark gives a visceral, vivid and immediate account of life in the platoon, as he progresses from green recruit to seasoned soldier over the course of a year in the complexities of the Vietnamese conflict. Alpha One Sixteen follows Clark as he discovers how to cope with the vagaries of the enemy and the daily confusion the troops faced in distinguishing combatants from civilians.

Blitzkrieg From the Ground Up Niklas Zetterling $22.95 • Paperback 288 pages • 6.25x9.5 October 2021 HIS027100 978-1-63624-055-8

The successes of the German Blitzkrieg in 1939–41 were as surprising as they were swift. Allied decision-makers wanted to discover the secret to German success quickly, even though only partial, incomplete information was available to them. The false conclusions drawn became myths about the Blitzkrieg that have lingered for decades. This book focuses on the experience of the enlisted men and junior officers in the Blitzkrieg operations in Poland, Norway, Western Europe and Russia. Using accounts previously unpublished in English, military historian Niklas Zetterling fits these narratives into a broader perspective to give the reader a better understanding of why the Germans were so successful in 1939–41.

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Air World z•z Midnight Flight to Nuremberg

The Mosquito in the USAAF

The Capture of the Nazi who put Adolf Hitler into Power

De Havilland’s Wooden Wonder in American Service

Marcus Nannini

Tony Fairbairn

$34.95 • Hardback • 248 pages 6x9.25 • 75 black and white illustrations • November 2021 BIO034000 • 978-1-52-679273-0 Marcus Nannini lives in Carefree, AZ

$34.95 • Hardback • 256 pages 6x9.25 • 150 black and white illustrations • November 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-39-901733-6

This is the story of an American C-47 ‘Dakota’ pilot who earned three Air Medals, seven Battle Stars and flew twenty-seven combat missions during the Second World War. As a young U.S. pilot, Harry Watson arrived in Britain as the Battle of Normandy was reaching its crescendo. Thrown immediately into the fray, Harry, along with more than 200 aircraft, set off to carry supplies to the troops fighting in France. But with visibility reduced to zero, the aircraft were ordered to turn back – all did except Harry, who successfully delivered his life-saving cargo of blood and US Army nurses. Based on his own recollections, as told to the author Marcus Nanni, this is Harry Watson’s exciting account of the air war told, unusually, through the words of a transport pilot.

On 20 April 1941, a group of distinguished Americans headed by the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, visited the de Havilland Aircraft Company’s airfield at Hatfield, England. The party was there ostensibly to gain an insight into how various US aircraft supplied to Britain were performing, as well as to observe some of the latest British products being put through their paces. The eighteen types on display included both US and British bombers and fighters. But the star of the day was undoubtedly the de Havilland Mosquito. In this highly illustrated work, the author explores the full story of why the Americans wanted Mosquitoes, how they went about obtaining them, and their noted success and popularity with USAAF units.

Shooting Down the Stealth Fighter

Air Power in the Falklands Conflict

Eyewitness Accounts from Those Who Were There

An Operational Level Insight into Air Warfare in the South Atlantic

Mihajlo (Mike) S Mijajlović Djordje S Aničić $34.95 • Hardback • 296 pages 6x9.25 • 200 black and white illustrations & diagrams Currently Available • HIS027140 978-1-52-678042-3

With its futuristic and unmistakable design, the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk, the so-called ‘Stealth Fighter’, was the wonder of the age. Virtually undetectable by radar, this ground-attack aircraft could slip unseen through enemy defences to deliver its deadly payload on unsuspecting targets. Its effectiveness had been well demonstrated during the Gulf War of 1991, during which the F-117A achieved almost legendary status. But, 27 March 1999, the military and aviation worlds were stunned when the impossible happened – a virtually obsolete Soviet-built surface-to-air missile system detected and shot down an F-117A. In this book the authors, both of whom served in the Kosovo War, take the reader through every moment of that astounding event, from both the perspective of Lieutenant Colonel Dani’s 3rd Battalion, 250th Air Defence Missile Brigade, a Yugolsav Army unit, and that of the pilot of the F-117A, Lieutenant Colonel Darrell Patrick Zelko, who ejected and survived the loss of his aircraft.

John Shields $42.95 • Hardback • 376 pages 6x9.25 • 16 black and white illustrations November 2021 • HIS027140 978-1-39-900752-8

From the television footage shown in all its stark reality and the daily coverage and subsequent memoirs, the impression delivered from the air battles in the Falklands Conflict was that of heroic Argentine pilots who relentlessly pressed home their attacks against the British. While, by contrast, there is a counter-narrative that portrayed the Sea Harrier force as being utterly dominant over its Argentine enemies. But what was the reality of the air war over the Falkland Islands? Using recently released primary source material, the author, a serving RAF officer who spent two-and-a-half years in the Falklands as an air defence navigator, has taken an impartial look at the air campaign at the operational level. This has enabled him to develop a considered view of what should have occurred, comparing it with what actually happened. In so doing, John Shields has produced a comprehensive account of the air campaign that has demolished many of the enduring myths.

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z Air World Defeating the PanzerStuka Menace British Spigot Weapons of the Second World War David Lister $34.95 • Hardback • 232 pages • 6x9.25 60 black and white illustrations • July 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-678715-6

Unlike conventional mortars, a spigot mortar does not have a barrel through which the round is fired. Instead, it empoys a steel rod onto which the bomb is placed before it is fired. This design was the basis of a number of successful weapons used during the Second World War. In Defeating the Panzer-Stuka Menace the author explores a large number of spigot weapons, many of which were created by one of Britain’s great weapon inventors, Latham Valentine Stewart Blacker.

The Role of Intelligence in the Battle of Britain $49.95 • Hardback 224 pages • 6x9.25 16 b&w illustrations • November 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-39-901038-2

The Battle of Britain was fought between two airborne military elites and was a classic example of pure attack against pure defense. Though it was essentially a ‘war of attrition’, it was an engagement in which the gathering, assessment and reaction to intelligence played a significant role on both sides. The result of three years intensive research, in this book the author analyses the way in which both the British and German Intelligence services played a part in the Battle of Britain, thereby attempting to throw light on an aspect of the battle that has been hitherto underexposed to scrutiny.

Flying Light Helicopters with the Royal Marines

From Cold War to Air Speed Records

Collective Tales From Marine Air 489

Russ Peart

Russell Peart flew many aircraft in his varied career, including the MiG 19, and while a test pilot at Boscombe Down trialled such designs as the Tornado GR1. He has written in detail of his exciting RAF career, from flying Lightnings in the Far East to winning the top prize in the International Tactical Bombing Competition against a handpicked team of United States Air Force fighter pilots and being awarded the Sultan Of Oman’s Distinguished Service Medal. Supplemented by a selection of previously unseen photographs, this uniquely original memoir throws new light on the operational flying undertaken by some RAF pilots during the tense years of the Cold War.


The Unique Story of Wing Commander J S Sherwood DSO, DFC*

Norman Ridley

From Lightnings to MiGs

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Bomber Command Pilot

Robert Wilsey $49.95 • Hardback • 288 pages • 6x9.25 • 42 b&w illustrations & 3 b&w maps • October 2021 HIS027140 • 978-1-39-900250-9

Robert Wilsey served in the Royal Marines from 1969 to 2000. Having qualified as a pilot he served through much of the existence of the Royal Marines Air Squadron. In this unique book, he tells of the evolution and technological advances of Royal Marines aviation This is a vivid first-hand account of military rotary wing flying which will appeal to aircrew both civil and military, aviation enthusiasts and military historians.

Gerald Sherwood $49.95 • Hardback • 248 pages • 6x9.25 40 black and white illustrations • September 2021 • BIO034000 • 978-1-39-901249-2

John Sherwood was commissioned into the RAF as a pilot officer on leaving school in 1936. In mid-1940, he was posted to a frontline bomber squadron. He went on to undertake a full tour of thirty sorties against enemy targets during the summer of 1940, earning himself a Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in what has become known as the ‘Battle of the Barges’. Written by his son, Bomber Command Pilot provides a fascinating insight into the development of Bomber Command into the powerful strike force that helped turn the tide of victory in the West.

Desert Cats The RAF’s Jaguar Force in the First Gulf War Danny Burt

$49.95 • Hardback 240 pages • 9.6x9.5 100 color illustrations • September 2021 HIS027140 • 978-1-52-678245-8

On 2 August 1990, Saddam Hussein’s armed forces invaded and occupied Kuwait. A swift international response followed. Among the many RAF units deployed, was 41 Squadron, which was equipped with the ubiquitous Jaguar GR1 single-seat all-weather tactical strike and ground-attack fighter. I Initially conducting low-level strikes, for which the Jaguar Force had always been intended, over the weeks that followed 41 Squadron switched to more unusual medium-level missions. In total, the men and machines of 41 Squadron conducted a total of 617 sorties during Operation Granby.

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Arden Air World Lightnings to Spitfires Memoirs of an RAF Fighter Pilot and Former Officer Commanding the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

‘Sailor’ Malan Freedom Fighter The Inspirational Story of a Spitfire Ace

The ‘Real’ Spitfire Pilot Flight Lieutenant D.M. Crook DFC’s Original Unpublished Manuscript

Clive Rowley

Dilip Sarkar MBE Dr Yvonne Malan

Flight Lieutenant D M Crook DFC

$49.95 • Hardback • 256 pages • 6x9.25 50 color & b/w illustrations • November 2021 BIO034000 • 978-1-39-901562-2

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Packed with humorous and often hair-raising anecdotes, but also revealing the shock and sorrow he felt at the deaths of friends and colleagues, this book is a highly detailed account of life as a fighter pilot in the RAF in the last three decades of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Clive is open about the fears he sometimes felt in this dangerous world and how he allayed them to continue flying for more than four decades.

Adolph Gysbert Malan was born in Wellington, South Africa. A natural leader and driven individual with a totally positive outlook, aged fourteen Malan became an officer cadet in the South African Merchant Navy, before being commissioned into the Royal Navy Reserve. Well-travelled and worldly-wise, aged twenty-five the intrepid adventurer applied for a Short Service Commission in the RAF. Universally known as ‘Sailor’ in the RAF, Malan became a fighter pilot.

First published under wartime conditions in 1942, Spitfire Pilot was not heavily censored. DMC’s book was hastily scribbled between sorties, and using his pilot’s flying log book for reference. The Real Spitfire Pilot is, therefore, DMC’s original, completely uncensored and unedited words, shared here for the first time. It provides a totally authentic window on the past, providing a unique glimpse at the lives – and deaths – of real Spitfire pilots in our Finest Hour. With an introduction and conclusion by Dilip Sarkar, and illustrated with previously unseen photographs.

Battle of Britain 1940 The Finest Hour’s Human Cost Dilip Sarkar MBE

Battle of Britain The Movie

Spitfire Ace of Aces: The Album

The Men and Machines of one of the Greatest War Films Ever Made

The Photographs of Johnnie Johnson

$34.95 • Paperback • 392 pages • 6x9.25 100 b&w illustrations • November 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-679796-4

Dilip Sarkar MBE Robert J Rudhall

The Fall of France was catastrophic. Britain stood alone and within range of German air attack. America, with its vast resources was neutral, Hitler’s forces unbeaten, the outlook for Britain bleak. As Britain’s wartime leader, Winston Churchill, rightly predicted, ‘the Battle of Britain is about to begin’. The Few comprised nearly 3,000 aircrew, 544 of which gave their lives during the Battle of Britain’s sixteen weeks of high drama. In this unique study, veteran historian and author Dilip Sarkar explores the individual stories of a wide selection of those who lost their lives during the ‘Finest Hour.’

$49.95 • Hardback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 100 b&w illustrations • October 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-39-901475-5

Released in 1969, the film ‘Battle of Britain’ went on to become one of the most iconic war movies ever produced. This detailed description of the making of the film is supported by a mouth-watering selection of pictures that were taken during the production stages. The images cover not only the many vintage aircraft used in the film, but also the airfields, the actors, and even the merchandise which accompanied the film’s release in 1969 – plus a whole lot more.

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Dilip Sarkar MBE $49.95 • Hardback • 224 pages • 9.6x9.5 300 color illustrations • September 2021 BIO034000 • 978-1-52-679166-5

As a ‘lowly Pilot Officer’, Johnnie Johnson learned his fighter pilot’s craft as a protégé of the legless Tangmere Wing Leader, Douglas Bader. After Bader was brought down over France and captured on 9 August 1941, Johnnie remained a member of 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron, in which he became a flight commander and was awarded the DFC a month after Bader’s devastating loss. Johnnie’s remarkable career is revealed through this unparalleled collection of archive photographs, the majority of which are drawn from his own personal album or from other members of the Johnson family. Many have not been published before.


Arabian PublishingzLtd • z • Birlinn • Colourpoint Prison Time in Sana’a

The Afghanistan File

Abdulkader Al-Guneid

Prince Turki Al-Faisal Al-Saud Michael Field

$23 • Hardback • 224 pages • 6.1x9.2 2 maps • September 2021 • BIO010000 978-0-9929808-7-0 Arabian Publishing Ltd.

Prison Time in Sana’a tells the story of Dr Abdulkader Al-Guneid’s harrowing experience inside jail in Yemen’s capital shortly after it was taken over by Houthi rebels. In his hometown of Taiz, Al-Guneid, a medical doctor, had been an outspoken fgure on Yemeni politics for decades. In recent years, his social media and interviews were read around the world and attracted a global following from an audience anxious to hear an unbiased explanation of the underlying roots of the conflict. Ultimately, his activism placed him in the movement’s cross hairs, leading to his abduction on 5 August 2015 and incarceration in an undisclosed Houthi jail in Sana’a. For the next 300 days, Al-Guneid shared his time with American hostages, Houthi ?ghters, Al Qaeda militants and ordinary Yemenis caught up in the chaos of war. Following his release, he wrote about his experience in exhaustive and gripping detail from exile in Canada. Initially typing his entire account on his mobile phone, his story has since been distilled into a deeply personal account of his incarceration offering an extraordinarily candid perspective on the Yemen crisis from deep within Houthi-held territory.

The Afghanistan File, written by the former head of Saudi Arabian Intelligence, tells the story of his Department’s involvement in Afghanistan from the time of the Soviet invasion in 1979 to 9/11/2001. It begins with the backing given by Saudi Arabia to the Mujahideen in their fight against the Soviet occupation, and moves on to the fruitless initiatives to broker peace among the Mujahideen factions after the Soviet withdrawal, the rise to power of the Taleban and the shelter the Taleban gave to Osama Bin Laden. Prince Turki explains that the nihilistic, apparently pointless terrorism that has been seen in the Middle East in the last twenty years had its origins in Afghanistan with Osama’s deluded belief that he had helped defeat the Russians. There is no evidence that he ever fought them at all. Soon after 9/11 Saudi Arabia discovered that it had a home grown terrorist problem involving some of the returnees from Afghanistan. Much of the huge change that has taken place in the Kingdom since has stemmed from the campaign to tackle this.

Among The Kings

The Wars of the Bruces

The Unknown Warrior, An Untold Story

Scotland, England and Ireland 1306 - 1328

Mark Scott

Colm McNamee

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The Bruces of fourteenth-century Scotland were formidable and enthusiastic warriors. Whilst much has been written about events as they happened in Scotland during the chaotic years of the first part of the fourteenth century, England’s war with Robert the Bruce profoundly affected the whole of the British Isles. Scottish raiders struck deep into the heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire; Robert’s younger brother, Edward Bruce, was proclaimed King of Ireland and came close to subduing the country; the Isle of Man was captured and a Welsh sea-port was raided; and in the North Sea Scots allied with German and Flemish pirates to cripple England’s vital wool trade and disrupt its war effort. Packed with detail and written with a strong and involving narrative thread, this is the first book to link up the various theaters of war and discuss the effect of the wars of the Bruces outside Scotland.


$30 • Hardback • 272 pages • 6.1x9.2 Color and b&w photographs and illustrations • August 2021 • HIS037070 978-0-9929808-8-7 Arabian Publishing Ltd.

It was the war to end all wars and became one of the bloodiest and cruellest conflicts in history. Into the hands of author Mark Scott came a poignant survivor of those nightmare years – a notebook carried through the trenches by his great grandfather, Jimmy Scott, nestled in the pocket of his uniform. In it was a list of names, written with the tiny pencil still attached to the fragile cover. With this family heirloom in his hand, the author vowed to discover the stories of these men who gave their all in the Great War. Along the way he unravelled a remarkable connection to the story of the Unknown Warrior, unearthing valuable new documents that detailed for the first time the full untold story of this event – and what happened to the bodies of those not selected for burial in Westminster Abbey in 1920 – those who, like thousands of others, are “Known Unto God.” Reading at times like a detective story, this is the moving, often heart-breaking, account of the men whose names Jimmy Scott carefully pencilled into his little notebook.

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Pacific Profiles Volume Five

Allied Fighters: Vought F4U Corsair Series - Solomons Theatre 1943-1944

Japanese Navy Zero Fighters (land based) New Guinea and the Solomons 1942-1944

Michael Claringbould $41.95 • Paperback • 112 pages 6.93x9.84 • September 2021 HIS027140 • 978-0-64-892623-8

The Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles to date of aircraft which served in the Pacific theater. Volume Four focuses on the US Navy, US Marine Corps and RNZAF squadrons which operated land based F4U series Corsair fighters throughout the Solomons theater from February 1943 onwards. The distinctive markings schemes, unit heraldry and nose art varied considerably between models and squadrons, the latter of which developed their own particular markings themes and patterns. This volume illustrates the precise markings of each Corsair squadron, from the early “birdcage” F4U-1 series through to the later F4U-1A “bubble” canopy models. Each profile is accompanied by supporting photos along with a brief history of the aircraft. A wide range of reference material was sourced to illustrate each profile, including colour movie film, post-war wreck surveys, official records, diaries and hundreds of photos.

Pacific Adversaries Volume Four Imperial Japanese Navy vs The Allies - The Solomons 1943-1944 Michael Claringbould $39.95 • Paperback • 112 pages 6.93x9.84 • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-0-64-892622-1

This fourth volume of Pacific Adversaries conveys detailed stories of aerial warfare in the Solomons theater, chosen because both Japanese and Allied records can be matched for an accurate accounting. Often the actual outcomes are very different to the exaggerated claims made by both sides as outlined in most traditional histories. In some cases, this factual approach enables long-standing mysteries to be solved. Following the bloody 1942 Guadalcanal campaign, the JNAF fought a largely defensive war in the Solomons against gathering Allied forces. Perhaps surprisingly, right through to the end of 1943, the JNAF offered significant resistance to the Allies and never ceded air superiority in the vicinity of its key base of Rabaul. Only in 1944, when units were withdrawn to the Central Pacific and the Philippines, was the JNAF presence in the South Pacific finally wound down to just a token force. Never before have detailed accounts matched up adversaries so closely, and in doing so, shine light on key events in Pacific skies so many years ago.

Michael Claringbould $41.95 • Paperback • 112 pages 6.93x9.84 • September 2021 HIS027140 • 978-0-64-892624-5

Volume Five of the Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate color profiles to date of Japanese Navy land based Zero fighters in the “South Seas” theater: New Guinea, Rabaul and the Solomons. Illustrated by unit are abundant examples of the varied markings, tail codes, leadership hallmarks and camouflage schemes which appeared on the thirteen Air Groups (Kokutai) operating in the theater from February 1942 to February 1944. Each of the 113 profiles is supported by primary source material including color photos, Japanese records, POW interrogations, technical reports, post-war wreck examinations and Allied intelligence summaries. These are accompanied by brief histories of each unit and notes on the changing nature of each unit’s markings. How the late 1942 Japanese Navy restructure impacted these units is also clarified, along with the rationale and meaning of the ensuing multifaceted markings systems.

Nemoto’s Travels The Illustrated Saga of a Japanese Floatplane Pilot in the First Year of the Pacific War Michael Claringbould $39.95 • Paperback • 116 pages 6.93x9.84 • Currently Available BIO008000 • 978-0-64-892625-2

This is the illustrated diary of Imperial Japanese Navy floatplane pilot Warrant Officer Nemoto Kumesako, dating from the early months of the Pacific War. His recollections offer an intimate perspective into his life, along with insights into Japanese thinking of the times. Unusually, these memoirs are presented in a style consistent with the format of Japanese manga (illustrated cartoon). Nemoto’s writing style, cultivated and matter of fact, is tinged with insight and assurance. He never envisaged it would wind up in the wrong hands, and for this reason the reader will savor its frankness and insights. Michael Claringbould is a globally renown Pacific War author. This is his first attempt at getting away from conventional formats, instead producing an entertaining hybrid tale, garishly illustrated yet historically accurate. Its humorous format is also guaranteed to tell readers many things about this fascinating period they did not know.

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The Foreign Policy of the Third Reich 1933-1939

The Regional Leaders of the Nazi Party and Their Deputies, Volume 3

Thomas Ferenczi

Michael Miller Andreas Schulz

$52 • Hardback • 316 pages • 6.14x9.21 60 b&w images • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-1-78155-806-5 Thomas Ferenczi lives in Edmonton

$65 • Hardback • 616 pages 6.77x9.76 • 508 b&w images Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-78155-826-3 Michael Miller lives in San Francisco, CA

No dictator can effectively govern a nation on his own. This was certainly the case with Adolf Hitler, who had little time for or interest in the day-to-day regional administration of the Nazi Party. For that purpose, he appointed his most loyal, charismatic, and brutal subordinates: The “Little Hitlers”, officially known as Gauleiters. Michael Miller and Andreas Schulz present in meticulous detail the lives, careers, and crimes of 37 such men. Included are several whose wartime career paths took them outside of their home provinces and led to widespread oppression and terror outside the borders of the Reich. Among these were Fritz Sauckel, who presided over the roundup of millions for slave labor in the Reich, Josef Terboven who oppressed the people of Norway with uncompromising brutality for five years, and Gustav Simon who ruthlessly “Germanized” Luxembourg. Perhaps most notorious of all was Julius Streicher, whose virulent attacks - in writing and at the podium - made him the unofficial face of anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany.

Teutonic Titans

The Reaper’s Harvesting Summer

Hindenburg, Ludendorff, and the Kaiser’s Marshals and Generals, 1847-1955

The 12-SS.Panzer Division ‘Hitlerjugend’ in Normandy: June-September 1944

Blaine Taylor

Angelos Mansolas

$55 • Hardback • 416 pages 6.77x9.76 • 586 b&w images Currently Available • HIS027090 978-1-78155-773-0

$49.99 • Hardback • 368 pages 6.14x9.21 • 110 color and b&w images Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-78155-817-1

“I know every single one of these grenadiers. The oldest is barely eighteen. These boys have not yet learned how to live, but by God they know how to die!” Established in 1943, the 12th SS Panzer Division was designed to become an elite unit, consisting of 17 year-old youths, “… a generation of future soldiers, tough as leather and hard as Krupp steel,” commanded by a nucleus of hardened SS officers and NCOs. This is a detailed history of the division from its formation, all through the Normandy campaign where it received its baptism of fire. Although employed in the field for the first time, those young Waffen SS soldiers fought with a tenacity and ferocity unexcelled by any other unit Allied or German deployed in the invasion front, defending doggedly every single yard of ground from Caen to Falaise – a distance of just 25 miles, for which the Canadian and British forces fought hard to capture, paying a high price in human lives.


Every phase of the Third Reich’s foreign policy was determined by its authoritarian leader, Adolf Hitler. Following his rise to power, his political acuity and utter lack of scruple enabled him to achieve numerous diplomatic successes against the well-intentioned but largely ineffectual Anglo-French democracies. First by duplicity, then by bluff and bluster, and finally by brinkmanship, Hitler succeeded in establishing a strengthened and united Greater Germany (Grossdeutschland) in preparation for a Second Great War. This book examines in depth the revanchist foreign policy of Hitler’s Germany from 1933 to 1939: the withdrawal of Germany from the League of Nations, German rearmament, the introduction of compulsory military service and the enlargement of the German Armed Forces, the remilitarization of the Rhineland, the notorious Hossbach Conference, the Austrian ‘Anschluss’, the Munich Conference, the brazen seizures of Bohemia-Moravia and the Memel District, the Danzig crisis, the cynical brokering of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, and the German invasion of Western Poland.

Teutonic Titans: Hindenburg, Ludendorff, and the Kaiser’s Marshals and Generals, 1847-1955 covers both Western and Eastern Fronts, as well as the Balkans, Baltics, Middle, and Far East. It is also heavily detailed with maps, cartoons, graphics, and photographs, plus descriptions of strategies, tactics, weapons, statistics on all losses, and results. Period cartoons add to the vast array of photographic sources worldwide: United States National Archives and Library of Congress (Washington and College Park, Maryland), Imperial War Museum London, Bundesarchiv, Bonn, and also His Majesty’s own albums at Doorn House, Holland, many of them previously unpublished. German Crown Prince Wilhelm and Bavarian Crown Prince Rupprecht, all German Chiefs of General Staff and War Ministers are detailed as well, plus all top Allied leaders and commanders: Woodrow Wilson, John J. Pershing, David Lloyd George, King George V, Sir Douglas Haig, and Sir John French among them, Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duke Michael, Frenchmen Henri Petain, Joffre, Foch, and Weygand, as well as those of Serbia, Italy, Greece, Rumania, and Bulgaria.

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How to Kill a Panther Tank Unpublished Scientific Reports from the Second World War Craig Moore $35 • Paperback • 144 pages • 8.5x10.86 355 b&w images • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-1-78155-796-9

Using only original official period documents from the Second World War this book tries to provide the reader with the same information on the Panzer V Panther tank that was available to British and Commonwealth senior officers and tank crews during the war. As soon as intelligence reports confirmed the existence of the Panther tank the hunt was on to find reliable information on how to knock out this new German tank. Most people believe that the only way to stop a Panther was to penetrate its armor with an armor piercing A.P. round. Luckily the British 17 pdr anti-tank gun could do that but the British were also looking how to knock them out by using other weapons. They tested using high explosive artillery rounds and 20 mm air attack aircraft canon rounds to penetrate and damage the tank’s rear engine deck and puncture the vehicle’s radiators. Loss of water would cause the engine to overheat and stop working. Tank radiators were large and spares were not carried on the tank. If the Panther could not be recovered back to a maintenance depot the crew would have to abandon the tank and disable it by setting off internal explosive charges.

Off Target American Guided Bombs, Missiles and Drones: 1917-1948 William Wolf $60 • Hardback • 544 pages • 6.77x9.76 344 b&w images • Currently Available HIS027110 • 978-1-78155-816-4 William Wolf lives in Fountain Hills, AZ

Every week the TV news highlights the routine use of drones and guided missiles against terrorist enemies and the recreational use of drones has become commonplace. The Nazi WWII development of guided missiles and bombs is often given credit for America’s Cold War success in this realm. However, it was during that war that America, and the Air Force, in particular, also began the development of systems and weapons that laid the foundation for today’s technology. Off Target relates in detail the then “secret” research, development, and combat employment of these early guided bombs, missiles, and drones from 1917 to 1948. Using formerly confidential manuals, reports, microfilm print outs, and photos, collected over 40 years, author Wolf gives the air war historian and enthusiast a detailed look at this unknown topic that progressed from biplane drones to sophisticated post-WWII guided missiles. Among the subjects discussed are Sperry’s aerial torpedo and the Kettering “Bug” of WWI to WWII’s early rudimentary GB Series Glide Bombs to the more sophisticated VB Series that evolved from radio, heat, light, or television guidance. The Aphrodite/Joseph Kennedy B-17, BQ, TDR, and target drones are discussed as are the SWOD, GLOMB, GORGON, and JB Jet bomb series.

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American Panther Tanks An Examination of the Five Surviving Panzer V Tanks including the Rare Panther II Craig Moore $32 • Paperback • 112 pages • 8.5x10.86 386 color images • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-1-78155-804-1

American Panther Tanks sounds a strange title for a book, but currently there are five surviving WW2 German Panther tanks in America. It is believed that fourteen captured Panzer V Panther tanks were shipped to the United States after the Second World War. Most were cut up and scrapped after being used for testing and targets on live firing ranges. The Panzer V Ausf.A Panther tank at the American Heritage Museum, Hudson, Massachusetts, near Boston, has been completely restored to a very high standard. The other four Panther tanks are at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia, under the care of the U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry Collection (U.S. AACC). They are awaiting their turn to be restored. The first four chapters briefly cover the development and production of the Panzer V Panther tank from the first version, the Ausf.D, to the second version the Ausf.A and to the final production version the Ausf.G, using photographs from other surviving Panther tanks around the world. The fifth chapter explores the design history of the Panther II prototype hull. Only one was built. The remaining chapters are dedicated to a photographic walk-around of the surviving Panther tanks in America.


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The Complete Knight’s Cross

Duplicity, Deceit and Dishonesty among ‘Allies’ Ewen SouthbyTailyour $37.95 • Hardback • 238 pages • 6.14x9.21 32 color images• Currently Available HIS027000 • 978-1-78155-768-6

In 1993, Ewen Southby-Tailyour joined the British Foreign Office for duties with the European Community Monitoring Mission. Closing in on hard evidence that Germany and the US were breaking UN Arms Embargo 713, the author was caught in the diplomatic cross-fire between the Greeks, who supported Serbia and the French who supported Croatia. Hee was ordered to falsify his reports. He resigned from the mission. This is a thought-provoking, disturbing tale of deceit and duplicity between European countries and the US all supposedly supporting a common cause but, in effect, helping to ethnically cleanse 200,000 Serbs from their 500 year-old homeland.

Kevin Brazier $54 • Hardback • 256 pages • 6.14x9.21 75 b&w images • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-1-78155-781-5

The Complete Knight’s Cross volumes tell the story of all 7,364 men who were granted the award (including all the disputed awards). The three volumes have over 200 photos of holders of the medal and over 100 photos of their graves. This First Volume deals with 1939-41 (numbers 1-1267) and is subtitled The Years of Victory. The recipients are listed in the order of the date of award. Each entry starts with the recipient’s rank and name, followed by details of the action or actions for which they were granted the award. Other interesting facts and stories are also included.

Arming for Accuracy

Grandad’s Army

RAF Bomb Aimers During the Second World War

Volunteers Defending the British Isles in the First World War

Colin Pateman $37.50 • Hardback • 196 pages • 6.14x9.21 42 color and b&w images • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-1-78155-815-7

During the First World War, fledgling crews in basic aircraft experimented with dropping grenades and small bombs. The need for elements of accuracy became obvious and evolved from that point onwards. The various light bombers that flew during the inter-war period developed procedures which carried on into the early years of the Second World War. Bomber Command eventually witnessed the large 4-engined ‘Heavy Bombers’ develop into significant bomb carrying aerial platforms. This book will provide the reader with an explanation of the origin of Bomb Aimers, the training of these men and the complexity of dropping many types of bomb ordinance.


The Years of Victory 1939-1941

Christmas Truce by the Men Who Took Part Letters from the 1914 Ceasefire on the Western Front Mike Hill $35 • Hardback • 272 pages • 6.14x9.21 40 color and b&w images • Currently Available HIS027090 • 978-1-78155-812-6

The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains a moment of enduring fascination more than a century after the day the First World War guns fell silent. Christmas Truce By The Men Who Took Part is the largest collection ever drawn together of letters sent home by the officers and soldiers who laid down their guns and shook hands with their foes. The eye opening accounts capture the trepidation and exhilaration, the curiosity, anger, joy and despair of that first Christmas on the unforgiving battlegrounds of the Great War.

Great War Special Agent Raymond de Candolle From Railway to Oil 1888-1922

Mike Osborne $45 • Hardback • 386 pages • 6.14x9.21 19 color and b&w images • Currently Available HIS027090 • 978-1-78155-818-8

In August 1914, on the outbreak of the First World War, there was enormous pressure on men to enlist in Kitchener’s New Armies. Far less is known of their First World War equivalent: the Volunteer Training Corps (VTC). Like their counter-parts in WW2, the VTC comprised those who were too old, too young, too unfit or too indispensable to serve in the regular forces. They fought for the right to be armed, uniformed and trained; employed on meaningful duties; and at first, to exist at all. This book explores the origins, development and structure of the VTC, along with those who belonged to the many supporting organisations.

Philippe Bieler $40 • Hardback • 192 pages • 6.14x9.21 76 color images • Currently Available BIO008000 • 978-1-78155-797-6

This is the story of the career of the author’s mysterious great uncle Raymond de Candolle, who had apparently disappeared into the bowels of London at the turn of the twentieth century. Just as the First World War is about to break out, he is sent to solve a dispute with Germany’s Baghdad Railway in Anatolia. He is recruited by the British War Cabinet in 1916 to help stop the German advance in Romania. As chaos erupts in Russia they send him to deal with the Trans-Siberian Railway, the rise of the Bolsheviks, and finally the capture of Mosul in 1918.

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Arden Fonthill Media Japanese Tanks and Armoured Warfare 1932-45 A Military and Political History David McCormack $30 • Hardback • 176 pages 6.14x9.21 • 30 b&w images Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-78155-810-2

Yamato Flagship of the Japanese Imperial Navy Daniel Knowles $49 • Hardback • 224 pages 6.77x9.76 • 76 b&w images Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-78155-814-0

Named after the Yamato Province, Yamato was designed to counter the numerically superior fleet of the The popular image of the Japanese US Navy. Built amongst a shroud of tanks which faced the markedly secrecy and deception and commissuperior tanks fielded by the Allies sioned shortly after the outbreak of the during the Second World War is war in the Pacific, she was present at one of poorly armed and armored Lilliputian tin cans which failed to make a number of engagements including the Battle of Midway and the Battle of any impression upon the battlefield. In this absorbing new history, David the Philippine Sea. Despite having been designed to engage and sink enemy McCormack looks beyond widely held and unchallenged misconceptions to surface vessels, the Yamato would only fire her unrivaled 18.1 inch guns at create a new narrative in which Japan’s rightful place as a leading innovator in an enemy surface target on one occasion, in October 1944 during the Battle tank design and doctrine is restored. of Leyte Gulf. In the final months of the war, as Kamikaze aircraft targeted American landing fleets off Okinawa, the Yamato herself embarked on a one Why did Japan produce tanks in such limited numbers? What contribution way mission of sacrifice, in a last desperate roll of the dice in an attempt to did Japanese tanks make to the war effort? Why did it take Japan so long to wreak havoc on the landing forces around Okinawa, the last stepping stone develop heavier tanks capable of meeting the Allies on more equal terms? prior to an invasion of the Japanese Home Islands. Drawing from primary and secondary sources, the author’s meticulous research provides the reader with an objective appraisal of both the successes and failures of the Empire of the Sun’s tank forces.

British Special Projects

The Fieseler Fi 156 Storch

Flying Wings, Deltas and Tailless Designs

The First STOL Aircraft

Bill Rose $52 • Hardback • 288 pages • 6.77x9.76 269 b&w images • Currently Available HIS027140 • 978-1-78155-805-8

This book takes a carefully considered look at the history of many lesser known but nevertheless advanced British flying wing, delta and tailless aircraft that stretch across much of the last century. The emphasis is on classified projects considered for research or military purposes, but also includes those aircraft that were built, flown and entered service. These were glorious times for British aircraft designers who often pushed their ideas to the boundaries of what was possible, with design studies that remain influential today.

Sub Hunters

Jan Forsgren

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First flown in May 1936, the Fieseler Fi 156, or, as it was better known, Storch (Stork), was designed in answer to a request from the German Luftwaffe for a short range reconnaissance aircraft. For its time, the Fi 156 had amazing performance and flight characteristics, what today is known as STOL (Short Take Off and Landing). It could take off from a lawn considerably smaller than a football field. During the Second World War, the ubiquitous Storch was the airborne eyes of the German Wehrmacht (Army), also being used on daring rescue missions, including the rescue of the Italian dictator Mussolini. Post-war, production continued with more than 3,000 being built. Some are still flying.

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Australian Sunderland Squadrons in the Defeat of Hitler’s U-boat Menace

Anthony Cooper $45 • Hardback • 352 pages • 6.14x9.21 39 color and b&w images • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-1-78155-832-4

The Allied battle to defeat the U-boat menace was a combined effort of several Allied nations, and this is the story of one part of that effort during the decisive mid-war period. Nos 10 and 461 Squadrons of the Royal Australian Air Force hunted and killed U-boats transiting between their mid-Atlantic hunting grounds and their bases in Bordeaux, and fought furious air battles over the heaving seas of the Bay of Biscay. These two Australian squadrons established a combat record second to none.


Frontline Arden Books Battle of Peleliu, 1944 Three Days That Turned into Three Months Jim Moran Images of War • $24.95 Paperback • 224 pages • 7.5x9.5 black and white illustrations & 4 color plates • October 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-677821-5

Saipan, 1944 The Most Decisive Battle of the Pacific War John Grehan Images of War • $22.95 • Paperback 216 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 180+ black and white illustrations • July 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-675830-9

In the spring of 1944, the ALlied focus of attention turned to the Mariana Islands – Guam, Saipan and Tinian – which were close enough to Tokyo to After the Allies had defeated the place the Japanese capital within the Japanese in the Solomons and the operational range of the new Boeing Dutch East Indies, the capture of the Philippines became General MacArthur’s next objective. For this offensive B-29 Superfortress. The attack upon Saipan, the most heavily-defended of the Marianas, took to succeed, MacArthur felt compelled to secure his eastern flank by seizing the Japanese by surprise, but over the course of more than three weeks, control of the Palau Islands, one of which was Peleliu. The Palau Islands, however, formed part of Japan’s second defensive line, and the 29,000 Japanese defenders defied the might of 71,000 US Marines and Peleliu’s garrison amounted to more than 10,000 men. Major General William infantry. Eventually, after three weeks of savage fighting, the capture of Saipan opened H. Rupertus, told his men: ‘We’re going to have some casualties, but let me the way for General MacArthur to mount his invasion of the Philippines and assure you this is going to be a fast one, rough but fast. We’ll be through in resulted in the resignation of the Japanese Prime Minister Tojo. One Japanese three days – it may only take two.’ It was not until 27 November, after two admiral admitted that ‘Our war was lost with the loss of Saipan’. This is a months, one week and five days of appalling fighting, and a final, futile last highly illustrated story of what US General Holland Smith called ‘the decisive sacrificial charge by the remaining enemy troops, that the Battle of Peleliu battle of the Pacific offensive’. It was, he added, the offensive that ‘opened the came to an end. way to the Japanese home islands’.

SOE in Denmark The Special Operations Executive’s Danish Section in WW2 An Official History

U-48 The Most Successful U-Boat of the Second World War

The Hitler Conspirator

Franz Kurowski

The Story of Kurt Freiherr von Plettenberg and Stauffenberg’s Valkyrie Plot to

$49.95 • Hardback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 100 b&w illustrations • September 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-39-901504-2

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Kill the Fuhrer

This largely forgotten story of SOE and its agents in Denmark, the latter facing extremely hazardous conditions, was written immediately after the war by a SOE staff member and read and validated by the Director of SOE, Major General Colin Gubbins. It was written at a time when SOE was still largely unknown to the general public and its operations a closely guarded secret. Within its pages we read of the dangers the agents faced, the logistical mountains they had to overcome, and the successes achieved in the face of a ruthless enemy. Completed with unique photographs from the Danish archives, SOE in Denmark is an essential addition to the SOE literature.

At the outset of the Second World War, Admiral Karl Dönitz argued for a 300-strong U-boat fleet, since his force of fifty-seven assorted U-boats could not materially affect British seaborne trade on their own. In August 1939, U-48 left Germany, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Herbert ‘Vaddi’ Schultze,. By 1 August 1941, U-48, the most successful U-boat of the Second World War, had sunk fifty-six merchant ships, of 322,478 gross tons, and one corvette. She was then transferred to the Baltic as a training boat. Schultze became commander of operations at 3 U-Flotilla, before being appointed commander of II/Naval College Schleswig. He died in 1987 at the age of 78.

$29.95 • Paperback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 8 page plate section • August 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-39-901321-5


Eberhard Schmidt

Kurt Freiherr von Plettenberg (1891-1945) was the descendant of Westphalian aristocratic family, and a soldier in both world wars. The expectations, which he along with many of his later fellow conspirators of the 20 July 1944 plot to kill Hitler initially had of the Third Reich, are soon disappointed when he recognizes the true nature of the regime. When he accepts the office as general agent of the former Prussian royal house of the Hohenzollerns in 1942, he already belongs to the inner circle of the resistance planning Operation Valkyrie.

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Escaping Hitler’s Bunker The Fate of the Third Reich’s Leaders Sjoerd J de Boer $34.95 • Hardback • 304 pages • 6x9.5 150 color illustrations • September 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-52-679269-3

As the Soviet troops fought their way ever closer to the Reich Chancellery in the final days of the Third Reich, deep underground in Hitler’s bunker fateful decisions were being made. Hitler and some of those closest to him resolved to commit suicide, while others sought to try and escape. But who did manage to slip past the Russian soldiers and reach freedom? How did they escape, and what routes did they take through the ruined streets of Berlin? Equally, what became of those who escaped, where did they go, and what happened to those who did not get away? All of these questions are answered in this book. Following years of research in Berlin, the author has been able to identify the various groups and individuals that left the bunker and has traced the paths taken by those who escaped and those that perished. The final days in Hitler’s bunker are revealed in atmospheric detail, as the Red Army closed in and the inevitable end loomed menacingly nearer with the passing of every hour. Many notable persons, such as Bormann, Speer, Göring and Hanna Reitsch, went to say a last farewell to the Führer, while others, such as Goebbels, prepared themselves for suicide rather than being taken prisoner by the Russians.

The Wolf’s Lair Hitler’s Headquarters on the Eastern Front – An Illustrated Guide John Grehan $34.95 • Hardback • 288 pages • 9.6x9.5 280 color illustrations • November 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-675311-3

Set deep in the heart of the Masurian woods of northern Poland, in what was formally East Prussia, lies a vast complex of ruined bunkers and shelters that once constituted Hitler’s headquarters – the Wolfsschanze or Wolf’s Lair – for Germany’s attack upon the Soviet Union in 1941. Built in conditions of the utmost secrecy, the Wolfsschanze was surrounded by fences and guard posts, its paths and tracks were hidden, and buildings were camouflaged and concealed with artificial grass and trees planted on their flat roofs. As the war in Eastern Europe continued, so the Wolf’s Lair grew in scale and sophistication, until it’s 2.5 square miles incorporated more than eighty buildings including massive reinforced bunkers. It was also at the Wolfsschanze that Colonel von Stauffenberg almost killed Hitler in the summer of 1944. That building is still there, its roof sitting on its collapsed walls. With the aid of a unique collection of color photographs, the reader is guided around the Wolfsschanze as it appears today, with each building and its purpose identified. Laced with numerous personal accounts of the installation and of Hitler’s routines, supplemented with contemporary images, the Wolfsschanze is brought to life once more.

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Protecting the Presidential Candidates From JFK To Biden Mel Ayton $34.95 • Hardback • 312 pages • 6x9.25 8 pages of b&w plates • November 2021 HIS027180 • 978-1-39-901408-3

Protection for candidates changed and evolved from the free-wheeling style of the 1950s and early 1960s, which afforded presidential candidates little or no protection, to the growth of bodyguard personnel, increased intelligence facilities and state of the art technology employed today to keep the candidates safe. Presidential candidates relish connecting with the public and it has given greater visibility to the bodyguards who are willing to place themselves between a presidential candidate and a would-be attacker. In the milieu in which the Secret Service operates, bodyguards have witnessed the terrors of election campaigns when presidential candidates have waded into crowds to shake hands with their supporters, rode in open-top cars, and made sudden but risky changes to their schedules – oblivious to the fact that in every campaign there have been people stalking candidates with ill intent. Many stories revealed in Protecting the Presidential Candidates have remained largely hidden from the public; some buried in newspaper archives and others in oral histories, presidential libraries or official government documents. The author draws on numerous sources, including FBI files, presidential biographiess, civilian bodyguard memoirs, Secret Service agent memoirs, White House staff memoirs and more so that these stories can now be told.


Frontline z Books Egypt 1801

The Iron Marshal

The End of Napoleon’s Eastern Empire

A Biography of Louis N. Davout

Stuart Reid

John G Gallaher

$42.95 • Hardback • 248 pages 6x9.25 • 1x16 color plates August 2021 • HIS027200 978-1-52-675846-0

$29.95 • Paperback • 432 pages 6x9.25 • 16 black and white illustrations • Currently Available HIS027200 • 978-1-52-679699-8

In 1798 a quixotic French expedition led by a certain General Bonaparte not only to seize Egypt and consolidate French influence in the Mediterranean, but also to open up a direct route to Indian and provide an opportunity to destroy the East India Company and fatally weaken Great Britain. In the event, General Bonaparte returned to France to mount a coup which would eventually see him installed as Emperor of the French, but behind him he abandoned his army, which remained in control of Egypt, still posing a possible threat to the East India Company, until in 1801 a large but rather heterogeneous British Army led by Sir Ralph Abercrombie landed and in a series of hard-fought battles utterly defeated the French. Not only did this campaign establish the hitherto rather doubtful reputation of the British Army, but its capture gained Britain a base which would enable it to dominate the Mediterranean for the next century and a half.

Born into a distinguished Burgundian family in 1770, Louis Nicolas d’Avout began his military career with the French Royal Army but fully embraced the principles of the French Revolution, joining the Republican army as the commander of a battalion of volunteers. He quickly rose to the rank of general of brigade, but was removed from the active list of officers because of his noble birth. Regarded as Napoleon’s ablest marshal, he was placed in command of the Hamburg in 1813, which was besieged by the Allies, and only surrendered by Davout after Napoleon had abdicated in 1814. During the Waterloo campaign, Napoleon made Davout his Minister of War. This unique study also touches upon the personal life of a man who, despite commanding unlimited respect, had few social skills. We learn of his successful marriage to the beautiful and well-connected Aimeé and the couple’s struggle with the demands of Parisian social life.

The Wedding Feast War The Final Tragedy of the Xhosa People Keith Smith $29.95 • Paperback • 304 pages • 6x9.25 16 b&w illustrations and 7 b&w maps Currently Available • HIS037060 978-1-52-679702-5

The last of the nine Frontier Wars, themselves a series of conflicts between the Xhosa Kingdom and European settlers fought between 1799–1877 in what is now the Eastern Cape in South Africa, was in many ways a ‘prequel’ to the more famous Zulu War of 1879. In The Wedding Feast War, Keith Smith has made extensive use of British Parliamentary Papers, official War Office despatches and personal accounts and correspondence to tell the full story of this neglected yet fascinating episode of South African military history, which provides an insight into the origins of and attitudes of the principal figures in the following conflict with the Zulus.


William of Orange and the Fight for the Crown of England

The Battle of Sekigahara

The Glorious Revolution

Chris Glenn

Brian Best $34.95 • Hardback • 280 pages • 6x9.25 16 b&w illustrations • October 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-52-679522-9

In 1688, a vast fleet of 463 ships, twice the size of the Spanish Armada, put to sea from Holland. On board was William of Orange with 40,000 soldiers – their objective, England. The Protestant William had been encouraged by a group of Church of England bishops to risk everything and oust the Catholic King James. He landed at Tor Bay in Devon and soon gathered enough support, including that of John Churchill, the future Duke of Marlborough, to cause King James to flee to France. It had been seen, in the eyes of most in England and Scotland as a ‘Glorious’ Revolution.

The Greatest, Bloodiest, Most Decisive Samurai Battle Ever $42.95 • Hardback • 248 pages • 6x9.25 65 illustrations, maps • November 2021 HIS027230 • 978-1-39-901413-7

Sekigahara was the greatest samurai battle in history. Japan had long been at civil war until brought under the rule of Oda Nobunaga, and then, following his death, that of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It was Hideyoshi who completed the unification of Japan and ushered in peace. After Hideyoshi’s death in 1598, a power struggle emerged between those loyal to the Toyotomi, and those who supported the second most powerful warlord, Tokugawa Ieyasu. In his exploration of the battle, Chris Glenn reveals the developments that led up to the outbreak of war, the characters involved, how the battle itself unfolded, and the aftermath.

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Greenhill z •Books z Radio Operator on the Eastern Front

Screams of the Drowning From the Eastern Front to the Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff

An Illustrated Memoir, 1940-1949

Klaus Willmann Roger Moorhouse

Erhard Steiniger Anthony Tucker-Jones

$34.95 • Hardback • 224 pages 6x9.25 • Currently Available BIO008000 • 978-1-78-438598-9

$34.95 • Hardback • 320 pages 6x9.25 • Illustrated throughout Currently Available • BIO008000 978-1-78-438618-4

Erhard Steiniger joined his Wehrmacht unit on 12 October 1940 as a radio operator, a role which required his constant presence with troops at the Front. On 22 June 1941, he accompanied his division to Lithuania where he experienced the catastrophic first day of Operation Barbarossa. He later witnessed intense clashes during the conquest of the Baltic islands and the battles leading up to Leningrad on the Volkhov and Lake Ladoga. He describes the retreat from battles in Estonia, Kurland and East Prussia and his eventual surrender and captivity in Siberia. He finally returned to Germany in October 1949, a broken man. From the first page to the last, this is a captivating eyewitness account of the horrors of war.

Hans Fackler, like many boys his age, was conscripted into the Wehrmacht at the age of seventeen and sent to the Eastern Front. Eventually, Hans suffered a grievous injury from a grenade explosion. No longer able to fight, he found himself drugged on morphine and on board the controversial Wilhelm Gustloff, an armed military transport ship for SS, Gestapo and Wehrmacht personnel, which operated under the guise of transporting civilians. The Gustloff was attacked and sunk by Russian torpedoes, drowning more than 9,000 passengers. Rescued by a German freighter, Hans recuperated in a military hospital near Erfurt in the Harz, which subsequently fell into the Russian zone. He escaped and undertook the arduous task of walking almost 200 miles back home to Bavaria.


The True Story of the Christmas Truce

The Memoir of Britain’s MostDecorated RAF Fighter Pilot

Italian Rapier Combat Capo Ferro’s ‘Grand Simulacro’ Ridolfo Capo Ferro $45 • Hardback • 148 pages • 7.5x9.75 43 black and white illustrations • November 2021 • SPO071000 • 978-1-78-438691-7

Featuring more than 40 beautiful illustrations, this stunning work presents one of the world’s most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime. His intricate instructions were emulated throughout a Europe. This updated edition includes a new introduction and a revised glossary with many technical terms now translated. Additionally, a modernized translation makes it easier for the reader to understand Capo Ferro’s intention.

J R D ‘Bob’ Braham $24.95 • Paperback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 32 black and white illustrations November 2021 • BIO034000 978-1-78-438670-2

Joining the RAF in 1938, ‘Bob’ Braham was posted to No. 29 Squadron at Debdon, where he learned to fly the Hawker Hurricane and Bristol Blenheim. By 1939, the squadron had become a specialized night fighting unit and Braham gained his first victory in August 1940. From that point on, he was constantly in action. With 29 confirmed combat victories, Braham achieved more success in night fighting than almost any other RAF pilot and was awarded the triple Distinguished Flying Cross, the triple Distinguished Service Order, and the Air Force Cross. Told in his own words, with all the spirit and dynamism for which he was known as a pilot, this is Braham’s extraordinary story.

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British and German Eyewitness Accounts from World War I Anthony Richards Eva Burke $39.95 • Hardback • 256 pages 6x9.5 • 16 black and white illustrations November 2021 • HIS027090 978-1-78-438614-6

Today, the Christmas Truce is seen as a poignant symbol of hope in a war that many people regard as unnecessary and futile. But what was the real story of those remarkable few days? In this fascinating new book, historian Anthony Richards has brought together hundreds of first-hand reminiscences from those who were there – including previously unpublished German accounts – to cast fresh light on this extraordinary episode.


Grub Street z Publishing Buccaneer Boys 2

Fleet Air Arm Boys

More True Tales by those who flew the ‘Last All-British Bomber’

Volume Two: Strike, Anti-Submarine, Early Warning and Support Aircraft since 1945. True Tales from Royal Navy Men and Women Air and Ground Crew

Graham Pitchfork $39.95 • Hardback • 224 pages 6.1x9.2 • 100 b/w photographs, 40 color photographs • September 2021 HIS027140 • 978-1-911667-18-6

Steve Bond

Following the critically acclaimed publication eight years ago of Buccaneer Boys, long-serving Buccaneer navigator Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork has now followed up the great success of the book with more true tales from those who flew the last all-British bomber. Thirty Buccaneer ‘Boys’, drawn from the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force and the South African Air Force, outline their experiences in the maritime role, operations overland, including the first Gulf War, and operations by the South Africans in the Border Wars. In addition to the aircrew, air engineer officers and ground crew have also contributed. The reader is left in no doubt that the ‘Buccaneer Boys’ knew how to work hard and to play hard. The skill, professionalism and excitement of operating and servicing this iconic British aircraft shines throughout every page. This book is illustrated with 100 black and white photographs and two-color plate sections of 40 photographs, many never previously published.

$39.95 • Hardback • 256 pages 6.1x9.2 • September 2021 • HIS027140 978-1-911667-17-9

Since the end of World War 2 the primary role of the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm has been airborne power projection; the ability rapidly to respond to any trouble spot across the globe and to protect the interests of the United Kingdom and its partner nations. The principal tools in that response were the strike aircraft which took the offensive to the aggressor. Although from 2010 to 2020 fixed-wing carrier aviation was not part of the Fleet Air Arm, with the advent of the navy’s two new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, that capability has been restored. Following on from the success of volume one, this second volume covers every fixed-wing aircraft type flown from carriers in the strike, anti-submarine warfare and the vital airborne early warning roles; from Scimitars to Hunters, Buccaneers to Skyraiders and many more, plus an extensive fleet of land-based aircraft.

Canberra Boys

Nimrod Boys

Fascinating Accounts from the Operators of an English Electric Classic

True Tales from the Ooperators of the RAF’s Cold War Trailblazer

Andrew Brookes

Tony Blackman Joe Kennedy

Jet Age 13 • $24.95 • Paperback 212 pages • 6.1x9.2 • August 2021 HIS027140 • 978-1-911667-15-5

The English Electric Canberra first came into production in the late 1940s and has since played a hugely significant part in world events. In Canberra Boys, Andrew Brookes takes us through its rich history with the help of those who operated this magnificent machine. Contributors include Roly ‘Bee’ Beamont, the English Electric test pilot who first flew the aircraft in 1949. As part of the expansion of the RAF’s Bomber Command in the 1950s, RAF Binbrook was the first station to house four Canberra squadrons, starting with 101 Squadron in May 1951. Since then and throughout the 20th century, the Canberra operated across the globe. This led to the Canberra playing a crucial role as a photo-reconnaissance aircraft in phenomenal operations like the Suez Campaign, the nuclear tests of Operation Grapple and the Indonesian Confrontation. Other tales in the book include participation in the Sassoon Trophy competition, long-distance flights in Exercise Round Trip, and Operation Quick Flight. Concluding with the Canberra PR9’s final RAF flight on 39 Squadron in July 2006, this book provides a detailed and fascinating history of an outstanding aircraft alongside illuminating anecdotes from the men who served with it.


Jet Age 14 • $24.95 • Paperback 256 pages • 6.1x9.2 • August 2021 HIS027140 • 978-1-911667-20-9

Nimrod Boys is a collection of eighteen first-hand accounts of operating the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod – an aircraft which served at the forefront of the Cold War. As the first jet-powered maritime aircraft, it could reach critical points for rescues or for operational requirements in rapid time. Its outstanding navigation and electronics systems also allowed the Nimrod to be a first-class machine in anti-submarine warfare. Provides detailed accounts of its role during the Falklands campaign and in later conflicts such as the First Gulf War to modern-day anti-drug smuggling operations in the Caribbean. There are also descriptions of the Nimrod’s achievements in the International Fincastle Competition. With a variety of perspectives on Nimrod crew life, including from a female air electronic operator, readers will find dramatic, engaging and occasionally humorous stories. One flight test observer also reflects on the cancelled Nimrod MR4 project. Nimrod Boys written by Tony Blackman (a former Hawker Siddeley test pilot) with Joe Kennedy (an ex-RAF AEO) and with a foreword by AVM Andrew Roberts is more than worthy addition to the Jet Age series.

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Arden Grub Street Publishing • Harpia Publishing A History of the Mediterranean Air War. Volume Five From the Fall of Rome to the End of the War, 1944-1945 Christopher Shores Giovanni Massimello $79.95 • Hardback • 608 pages • 6.7x9.4 • August 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-911621-97-3 • Grub Street Publishing

During the final year of World War II, the defending Axis forces were steadily driven from southern skies by burgeoning Anglo-American power. This was despite the steady withdrawal of units to more demanding areas. In this fifth volume of the series the activities of the Allied tactical air forces in support of the armies on the ground as their opponents were steadily extracted from northern Italy and the Balkans for the final defense of the central European homeland – are described in detail. The book commences with coverage of the final fierce air-sea battles over the Aegean which preceded the advance northwards to Rome and the ill-conceived British attempt to secure the Dodecanese islands following the armistice with Italy.

Modern South Korean Air Power The Republic of Korea Air Force Today Robin Polderman $59.95 • Paperback • 256 pages 8.27x11.02 • December 2021 HIS027140 • 978-1-95-039407-4 Harpia Publishing

Since the early 1950s, the heavily industrialized nation of South Korea has seen steady growth and is now the world’s seventh-largest exporter and 11th-largest economy overall. As the Cold War on the Korean peninsula gathered momentum, the development of the Republic of Korea Air Force became one of the nation’s top priorities. While initially dependent on the United States for its aircraft, Korea’s aviation industry has matured rapidly, and the ROKAF’s use of indigenously manufactured equipment is on the rise. Modern South Korean Air Power provides a detailed look at the aircraft and armament, as well as the organization and the modernization process of the Republic of Korea Air Force.

Restoration Force Grass Roots Preservation of Civilian and Military Aircraft by Enthusiasts Worldwide Gavin Hoffen $24.95 • Paperback • 144 pages 6x9.2 • full color illustrations througout Currently Available • HIS027140 978-1-911667-13-1 Grub Street Publishing

We can all walk into any of the aircraft museums around the world and appreciate the wonderfully restored and preserved exhibits on display. But what about the gems lovingly brought back to life and hiding away in people’s garages, sheds, barns and gardens? With Gavin Hoffen’s book you become a privileged spectator into a dedicated but often secretive world – to protect their security, names, projects and locations have been limited to the very basics. This is the nostalgic domain of the amateur restorer, hobbyist, and ‘cockpiteer’ of which Gavin is one. Here you will find complete coverage of over 20 projects worldwide with background histories of the aircraft, color photos of the restoration and full information and specifications – be it of cockpit, fuselage, or full aircraft. From Spitfire to Chipmunk, Vulcan to Buccaneer, Piper Aztec to B-52, this is a fascinating insight into an obsession with the romance that aviation once was.

Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles Current Types, Ordnance and Operations Dan Gettinger Strategic Handbook Series 1 $84.99 • Hardback • 144 pages 8.27x11.02 • December 2021 HIS027140 • 978-1-95-039405-0 Dan Gettinger lives in Washington, DC Harpia Publishing

The field of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) is rapidly diversifying as an array of light, midsized, and heavy UCAVs and munitions enter the global marketplace. This has the potential to dramatically expand access to armed unmanned platforms and change the way unmanned aerial vehicles are used in combat. The influence of UCAVs on the conduct of war has already been felt in conflicts in the Caucasus, the Middle East and North Africa, where state and non-state actors have fielded a dizzying number of UCAVs from around the world. At the same time, advanced militaries are beginning to equip UCAVs with increasingly sophisticated munitions, some of which are heavier and can fly farther than the types of weapons used by UCAVs in the past. The first in a new series features profiles of every UCAV currently in active military service or under development, as well as other unmanned aerial vehicles that could potentially be armed in the future.

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Heimdal z•z 2.Panzerdivision Tome 3

Sturmartillerie de la Waffen-SS, Tome 2

Falaise et repli 13 août-septembre 1944

Totenkopf, Polizei, Wiking Pierre Tiquet

Frédéric Deprun

$60 • Hardback • 240 pages • 8.3x11.7 Currently Available • HIS027100 978-2-84-048573-5

$89 • Hardback • 280 pages • 8.3x11.7 August 2021 • HIS027100 978-2-84-048577-3

TEXT IN FRENCH In this second volume on the Waffen-SS Sturmgeschütze, the reader will find the assault guns of the “Totenkopf” division plunged into the throes of the Demiansk pocket. Belonging to a large, less prestigious, though very interesting unit, the assault guns of the “Polizei” division— a peculiarity, of the StuGs are described accompanied many previously unpublished photographs, showing little-known engagements such as in Greece and Hungary in the fall of 1944. Finally, the StuGs. III of the “Wiking” are illustrated, particularly in the horror of the Cherkassy pocket. Whether organized as a single battery, a formidable group, integrated into the armor, the tank destroyers or the Sturmartillerie proper, the assault guns played an essential role in the fight against Soviet armor.

TEXT IN FRENCH Volume III of 2. Panzerdivision is an account of the final engagements of the division at the heart of the Battle of Normandy in World War II beginning August 13, 1944 The withdrawal of the division and attendant fighting between Alençon and Argentan left it in a depleted state. After the collapse of any illusion there might be a forceful counterattack, its commander, von Lüttwitz had to deploy all available resources to avoid the encirclement and annihilation of his Panzer Division in the Falaise-Argentan Pocket. Having suffered heavy losses at the Dives nevertheless the 2nd Panzer Division managed to escape from the Kessel to cross the Seine at the end of August 1944. A slow withdrawal to the German border then ensued as the division sought to restore some semblance of its former power.

La Saga du Tiger

Les Forces Blindes Hongroises

Michel Esteve

Durant la Second Guerre mondiale

$83 • Hardback • 300 pages • 8.3x11.7 August 2021 • HIS027240 978-2-84-048582-7

TEXT IN FRENCH The Tiger tank, “lord” of the Panzers and yet often entirely understood. A machine that was too rapidly completed and yet still a “teutonic knight.” The contradictory Tiger was had power and precision and yet was plagued with reliability issues, problems with maintenance and deficiencies in its mobility. To understand the “Tiger”, you have to look elsewhere than in its mechanics and meet its crews, know its origins, master its cogs in the smallest detail. This machine cut its teeth in the deserts of Africa and the steppes of Kalmuck, it haunted the Vosges forests through to the Norman bocage and died in a devastated Berlin. This book covers all the aspects of this tank and thus allows the reader to understand precisely the reasons of its success and its fame.


Eduardo Manuel Gil Martínez $50 • Hardback • 160 pages • 8.3x11.7 July 2021 • HIS027100 978-2-84-048580-3

TEXT IN FRENCH The actions of Germany’s armor during World War II are well documented and thus well know. Those of Germany’s Axis allies are rather less so. Hungarian Armor in the Second World War gives an account the role of the Hungarian armored forces which, over the course of the world conflict, managed to constitute an armored corps powerful enough to exercise a decisive role on the front although it was destined to face one of the most terrible adversaries of its time, the Russian Red Army. This book also describes the terrible fate of Hungarian armored troops, many of whom were sent to Soviet concentration camps.

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Arden Heimdal Armes et Armures Tome 1

Armes et Armures Tome 2




Lionel Marquis

Nicolas P. Baptise

Nicolas P. Baptise

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TEXT IN FRENCH his two-volume work presents the development of arms and armor from the middle ages to the Renaissance. The first volume covers the period between the VI and XIII centuries. Richly illustrated with both sketches and photographs the book includes some fabulous reenactor troops depicting the arms and armor. There are also accounts by craftsmen who have uncovered and rediscovered old techniques and production methods for making ancient weapons and armor, including uncovering the dark arts of medieval blacksmithing.

TEXT IN FRENCH This two-volume work presents the development of arms and armor from the middle ages to the Renaissance. The second volume follows on to cover the XIII to the XVI centuries. Richly illustrated with both sketches and photographs the book includes some fabulous reenactor troops depicting the arms and armor. There are also accounts by craftsmen who have uncovered and rediscovered old techniques and production methods for making ancient weapons and armor, including uncovering the dark arts of medieval blacksmithing.

Les Trains Blindes de 1825 à nos jours Paul Malmassari

Aeronautiques Navales du Monde Depuis 1945

L’année la plus longue

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TEXT IN FRENCH The year 1799 began just as 1798 ended, in the calm that precedes all storms. France now had six “sister republics” and was preparing to face the Second Coalition—aided, this time by Russia— in Egypt, in Italy and in Helvetia. Napoleon being far from Europe, his adversaries took the opportunity to invade and destroy everything that the French had built. In the last third of the year the Austro-Russian threat slowly ebbed away, and Napoleon seized power and installed a strong government. 1799 thus came to an end without any definitive military solution being found. It was not until 1800 that there was hope that the gunpowder would fall silent.

Les Helicopteres de Combat Ouvrage Collectif

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TEXT IN FRENCH Armored trains, from their first appearance to the current day, and used by more than sixty states, are described and explained here in great detail. This massive and encyclopedic work, comprising over 520 pages, is an indispensable tool for all with an interest in this particular and very specialist military subject, and is presented in a way that makes it appealing both to the enthusiast and the expert. The book is highly illustrated with many photographs, graphics and technical plans. It is unique in its combining of technical detail with the historical context in which these enormous railroad monsters saw action.

TEXT IN FRENCH After World War II many countries sought to enhance their naval airpower whether to protect themselves or to project power abroad. This 200 page book contains several hundred profiles and photographs, and reviews, both alphabetically and chronologically, the naval aviation capabilities of each country that has one, whether small, (e.g. Argentina or New Zealand,) or massive, (such as the US Navy.) All the aircraft on board an aircraft carrier are reviewed, from the fighter to the antisubmarine hunter, including multiengine aerial surveillance aircraft—thus giving this original and rarely covered subject a panorama as exhaustive as it is colorful.

TEXT IN FRENCH This comprehensive book covers all combat helicopters in service around the world. The reader will discover, through technical descriptions and 200 carefully selected recent photos, the attack devices in air combat missions. The book also discusses the doctrines of engagement and the operational use of these “rotary wings,” including reviewing operations in Libya, Mali or Syria. These recent conflicts have confirmed the leading role that helicopter gunships can play on the battlefield. Future tactical drones are not forgotten in the concept of air combat. These unmanned platforms will undoubtedly reach an operational stage in the next decade.

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L’Odyssee de la Brigade Ramcke a El Alamein Fallschirmjäger en égypte, de Bab el Katara à

Première Compagnie aérienne européenne 1920-1933

Mersa El Brega

Maryla Boutineau

Hans Rechenberg

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TEXT IN FRENCH At the end of the Great War, politicians wanted to create contacts between existing and new European countries, but the multiplicity of borders and the slowness of transport were impediments to effective collaboration. Pierre de Fleurieu, a 23-year-old fighter aviation hero, provided the solution., he designed and set up the Compagnie Franco-Roumaine de Navigation l’Air —the first truly European airline which, in 1922, controlled a network from Paris to Istanbul.

TEXT IN FRENCH Written at the time and on the spot some time before the author’s eventual capture in Tunisia in May 1943, this original, unvarnished account of the Battle of El Alamein was commissioned for Reich propaganda purposes but was unknown until its recent discovery and it is now published for the first time. Numerous photographs of the Regiment accompany this intimate account of life with Brigade-Ramke in the deserts of North Africa in World War II.

Normandie Niemen Quinze destins de Pilotes François Robinard

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TEXT IN FRENCH They came from all walks of life, some even from France’s shattered colonial empire. They did not share the same culture or the same beliefs. Corporals, non-commissioned officers and officers; they were of all ranks but all, without exception, volunteered. They did not seem destined to become friends, and yet they did. Although they had not all followed the same path, they all had the same goal: the restoration of the honor and the past splendor of their homeland. They are no longer with us today, but they are remembered for their immense task, that of restoring the reputation and image of French aviation.


L’Epuration Sauvage en Normandie 1943-1946 Yves Lecouturier

Juin 1940 La Bataille D’Abbeville de la Rhénanie à Caen avec la 13e compagnie du Régiment “List” O. Bär $33 • Hardback • 112 pages • 8.3x11.7 Currently Available • HIS027100 978-2-84-048567-4

TEXT IN FRENCH A new previously unpublished view on of one of the most important battles of June 1940, here is the chronicle of the journey of the horse-drawn infantry cannons of the famous List Regiment as it invaded France and headed for Normandy. Like a professional war correspondent, this young German corporal wrote down what he experienced, and his unmistakable style gives this testimony great depth. This notebook, by O. Bär, is a rare and exceptional document.

L’Ordre Noir Armes blanches, traditions & symolique Jean-François Pelletier Georges Bernage

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TEXT IN FRENCH The Savage Purification of Normandy is an account of retribution against enemy collaborators that took place between 1943 and 1946 and was a microcosm of the legally sanctioned reprisals that took place after the war—some 39 people were condemned to death. But as early as 1943 some resistance fighters couldn’t wait for the restoration of the French Republic and began to eliminate collaborators they considered a threat to the Resistance. Extra-judicial executions and retribution were carried out quickly and violently, including the practice of shaving the heads of women collaborators to mark them out amongst their peers.

TEXT IN FRENCH After the success of The Black Order, Allgemeine-SS 1925-1945, an illustrated encyclopedia dedicated to the “total society” project envisioned by the SS, we wanted to explore the subject even further with this new volume. Jean-François Pelletier and Georges Bernage respectively wrote part of this new work. One presents a detailed study of the Bladed Weapons of the Order, accompanied by a rich and unique iconography. The other, in the form of an illustrated dictionary, compiles documents and a critical reading of the “cultural” and symbolic dimension of the main characteristics of the Black Order.

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Mar Verde

Insurgency in Northern Morocco, 1920-1927

The Portuguese Amphibious Assault on Conakry, 1970

Javier Garcia de Gabiola

José Augusto Matos

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The Rif War in northern Morocco is remembered for romantic films and novels about the French Foreign Legion. In reality, the French intervention was late and secondary in importance to that of the Spanish. The book focuses not only on land military operations and the organization of the armies – Spanish, French and Riffian – but also on the air forces and their operations, including those of an incipient and frustrated Riffian aviation. In the case of Spain, the Rif War was the birth certificate of its air forces in combat and here, Spain was the first nation to use specially designed bomb-aiming devices.

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In the early hours of 22 November 1970, six Portuguese warships surrounded Conakry, the capital of the Republic of Guinea. Taking advantage of the darkness, a military force landed on the northern and southern coasts of the sleeping city. This secret operation was codenamed Green Sea - Mar Verde in Portuguese. The main objective of the invasion was to promote a coup d’état in the former French colony and overthrow the regime of President Sékou Touré, who supported the guerrillas of the PAIGC (African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde), who were fighting for the independence of Portuguese Guinea.

Santuary Lost Volume 1: The Air War for Guinea 1961-1967

Angolan and Cuban Air Forces, 1985-1988 Adrien Fontanellaz Tom Cooper Africa@War • $29.95 • Paperback • 88 pages 8x11.5 • 80 photos, 10 maps and diagrams, 15 color profiles • Currently Available • HIS027050 978-1-91-405925-4

Many accounts of this conflict consider the operations of the Angolan Air Force and Air Defense Force barely worth commentary. However, a closer study of Angolan and Cuban sources reveals an entirely different image of the air war over Angola: indeed, it reveals the extent to which the flow of the entire war was dictated by the availability of air power. These issues strongly influenced the planning and conduct of operations.

CIA and British Mercenaries in Angola, 1975-1976

Matthew M. Hurley José Augusto Matos

From Operation IA/FEATURE to Massacre at Maquela

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Stephen Rookes

The air war for Guinea is unique for historians. It was the first conflict in which a non-state irregular force deployed defensive missiles against an organized air force. The FAP’s unexpected combat losses initiated effects that degraded its own operational freedom and the effectiveness of the air-dependent surface forces, which felt the war against the PAIGC was lost. The air war for Guinea thus represents a compelling illustration of the value and vulnerabilities of air power in a counter-insurgency context, as well as the negative impacts of overreliance on air supremacy.

War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 4

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CIA and British Mercenaries in Angola, 1975-1976: From Operation IA/FEATURE to Massacre at Maquela examines the dynamics of the Angolan civil war and takes the reader into the inner workings of geopolitical interests, of CIA covert operations, and mercenary recruitment. It examines clandestine arms and money laundering networks, takes us from the heart of the Vietnam War to Australian banks, and takes us into dealings between the US and British governments in operations far removed from, but connected to, the Angolan Civil War.

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Nuclear India Developing India’s Nuclear Arms from Reluctance to Triad Maharaj

Sanjay Badri-

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Nuclear India details the evolution of India’s nuclear journey, from the 1960s to the present day, the historical events leading to the 1974 nuclear test, the reluctant nuclearization that occurred thereafter and the first phases of an operational nuclear deterrent in the late 1980s. In addition, Nuclear India includes details of ballistic missile defences as well as the practicality of enhanced preparedness against decapitating or paralyzing EMP strikes and unconventional nuclear threats.


Helion and z Company Eagles of Destiny Volume 1: Birth and Growth of the Royal Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Air Force, 1947-1971 Usman Shabbir Yawar Mazhar Asia@War • $29.95 • Paperback • 80 pages 8.25x11.75 • 80 b/w photos, 10 color photos, 12 color profiles • December 2021 • HIS003000 978-1-91-437703-7

Eagles of Destiny covers the early years of Royal Pakistan Air Force, while still being led by seconded Royal Air Force personnel and operating under a British model, through to being led by Pakistani officers and its transformation into a first-rate tactical force based on the American approach to air operations. Eagles of Destiny is based on extensive research conducted over more than 20 years, including interviewing a large number of officers.

Operation Cactus Indian Military Intervention in the Maldives, 1988 Sanjay BadriMaharaj Asia@War • $29.95 • Paperback • 72 pages 8.25x11.75 • 70 b/w photos, 10 color photos, 12 color profiles • November 2021 • HIS003000 978-1-91-437702-0

Starting with a background of the Maldives, the book describes the history, economy, demography and politics of the islands with an emphasis on theur strategic value. Operation Cactus details the Indian military, with particular emphasis on elements that could be used in out of area interventions. The transport assets of the Indian Air Force and the amphibious capabilities of the Indian Navy of the time are particularly noted. Operation Cactus itself, the intervention by India, is detailed with the operational planning, the mobilization of forces and the force levels committed all discussed.


The IndoPakistani War of 1971, Volume 2

Operation Meghdoot India’s War in Siachen – 1984 to Present Sanjay BadriMaharaj

Showdown in the West Ravi Rikhye Asia@War • $29.95 • Paperback • 72 pages 8x11.5 • 80 photos, 6 maps, 12 color profiles August 2021 • HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405934-6

In 1947, India and Pakistan were partitioned by their former colonial ruler, Great Britain. A job that should have taken ten-years was done in a few months. Britain, drained by two world wars in 40-years no longer had the will or the money to guide the subcontinent to a peaceful partition by consensus. More importantly, the subcontinent was impatient for Britain’s departure. The British left in haste, leaving unresolved the issue of Kashmir. This triggered a number of wars between the new states: 1947-48, 1965, 1971 and a continuing insurgency/counterinsurgency that began in 1987.

Operation Allied Force Air War Over Serbia, 1999 Bojan Dimitrijevic Lt Gen Jovica Draganić Europe@War • $24.95 • Paperback • 96 pages 8x11.5 • 120 photos, 4 maps, 15 color profiles Currently Available • HIS027140 978-1-91-405918-6

On 24 March 1999, NATO launched Operation Allied Force against Serbia. The campaign was fought at the negotiation tables, in the media, and via cyber warfare. In the air, NATO sought to destroy or at least minimize the capability of the Serbian forces, while on the ground the Serbian forces fought the Kosovo-Albanian insurgency. Largely based on cooperation with the joint commission of the Serbian Air Force and the U.S. Air Force in Europe (USAFE), Operation Allied Force provides a detailed account of NATO’s aerial campaign, including reconstructions of operations by ‘stealth’ aircraft.

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In 1984, the Indian Army carried out a stunning operation that captured the Siachen Glacier in the northernmost regions of what is now the Union Territory of Ladakh. Since that time, a full brigade of Indian troops has faced off against a similar number of Pakistani soldiers in the highest battlefield on earth. Sustained by a combination of tenuous road supply lines and air support, where helicopter manuals had to be rewritten, the two countries have had numerous skirmishes that have escalated into the use of artillery fire. Operation Meghdoot tells the story of this conflict.

The Yugoslav Air Force in Battles for Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Volume 2 JRViPVO in the Yugoslav War, 1991-1992 Aleksander Radić Europe@War • $24.95 • Paperback • 96 pages 8x11.5 • 120 photos, 5 maps, 12 color profiles Currently Available • HIS027130 978-1-91-405917-9

Based on author’s unique approach to local archives and first-hand sources, and illustrated by over 120 photographs and color profiles, the Yugoslav Air Force in Battles for Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina is the first ever authoritative account on combat operations of the former Yugoslav Air Force in the conflict that shaped the modern-day southern Europe.

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Helion and Company z The Erawan War Volume 1: The CIA Paramiitary Campaign in Laos, 1961-1974 Ken Conboy Asia@War • $29.95 • Paperback 88 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 100 photos, 5 maps, 15 color profiles • October 2021 HIS003000 • 978-1-91-437706-8

During a National Security Council meeting in March 1971, Henry Kissinger commented to those around the table, “When the CIA reaches the point of having the largest army in Southeast Asia, we better review the program!” He was referring to the secret war brewing in Laos, where the Central Intelligence Agency was training, funding, and leading tens of thousands of indigenous guerrillas within the kingdom and, occasionally, across its borders. The Erawan War mini-series strips away the veil surrounding this conflict, recounting in detail the CIA’s largest paramilitary operation of the Cold War, as well as the Royalist armed forces that battled for decades against communist opponents. It includes hundreds of outstanding photos featuring case officers, military hardware, and battle scenes. These volumes are a must for anyone interested in the Vietnam War, military history, special forces units, and CIA paramilitary operations.

Run Through the Jungle, Volume 2 Military Assistance Command, Vietnam: Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), 1964-1972 Shawn Fisher Asia@War • $29.95 • Paperback 80 pages • 8x11.5 • 110 photos, 6 maps, 15 color profiles • August 2021 HIS027070 • 978-1-91-405935-3

The Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group, SOG, as it came to be known, was a highly classified, joint-service special operations unit of the United States armed forces. It was the Vietnam War’s version of the OSS, the Second World War American spy service, using special equipment, weapons, and highly trained clandestine operatives. Made up of Army Special Forces, Navy SEALS, USAF forward observers and aircrew, South Vietnamese airmen and soldiers, SOG also included a motley assortment of CIA operatives and well-paid mercenaries from the Vietnamese highlands, Saigon’s slums, the jungles of Cambodia, and even Norway. Answering only to the Joint Chiefs and the White House, the men of SOG wreaked havoc on the North Vietnamese. By the time the unit disbanded in 1972 its elite commandos had been awarded nine Medals of Honor. Over 300 men of MACV-SOG were lost in combat, and approximately 60 remain Missing in Action.

The Sino-Soviet Border War of 1969, Volume 1

The Sino-Soviet Border War of 1969, Volume 2

First Clash at Damansky Island

Confrontation at Lake Zhalanashkol, August 1969

Dmitry Ryabushkin Harold Orenstein Asia@War • $29.95 • Paperback 72 pages • 8x11.5 • 15 maps & diagrams Currently Available • HIS027130 978-1-91-405923-0

The communist victory in the Chinese civil war resulted in the formation of a new socialist state – the People’s Republic of China. The Soviets were the first to recognise the PRC, and subsequently provided China with considerable assistance. After Stalin’s death, however, relations rapidly deteriorated. With the ‘cultural revolution’ in the PRC, these disagreements intensified. The first volume of this two-part mini-series examines the historical and political precursors of the 1969 events, the reaction to them in different countries, and the battle of 2 March 1969. Principal attention is focused on a detailed chronological description of the battle, Soviet and Chinese tactics, and the weapons used. Inasmuch as the present state policies in Russia and China are aimed not only at keeping silent about the 1969 events, but also opposing any attempts to study what happened in detail, the authors have relied on finding veterans of the battles and obtaining from them documentary evidence of those distant events.

Dimitry Ryabushkin Harold Orenstein Asia@War • $29.95 • Paperback 80 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 70 b/w photos, 15 maps & diagrams, 12 color profiles August 2021 • HIS003000 978-1-91-437705-1

The second volume of this two-part mini-series examines events from 15 March 1969 until the conclusion of the conflict. Principal attention is focused on a detailed chronological description of the battles, Soviet and Chinese tactics, and the weapons used. Inasmuch as the present state policies in Russia and China are aimed not only at keeping silent about the 1969 events, but also opposing any attempts to study what happened in detail, the authors have relied on finding veterans of the battles and obtaining from them documentary evidence of those distant events. The authors believe that this study is the most detailed and objective work on the theme of the 1969 Sino-Soviet border war.

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and Company BauhanHelion Publishing • Banovallum Cold War Berlin: An Island City Volume 1

Cold War Berlin: An Island City Volume 2

The Birth of the Cold War, the Communist Take-Over and the Berlin Airlift, 1945-1949

The Berlin Wall 1950-1961 Andrew Long Europe@War • $24.95 Paperback • 96 pages 8.25x11.75 • 100 b/w photos, 6 maps, 10 color photos, 12 color profiles • July 2021 • HIS010000 978-1-91-437710-5

Andrew Long Europe@War • $24.95 Paperback • 96 pages • 8x11.5 70 photos, 12 maps, 12 color profiles • Currently Available HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405903-2

From the moment the DDR was formed in 1949, many of its citizens chose to leave to start Cold War Berlin: An Island City is a new life in the West. By the the story of how Stalin imposed mid-1950s, the trickle had turned into a flood as large numbers rejected his iron will over eastern Germany, and how he tried to squeeze his former Walter Ulbricht’s Communist paradise. His ‘Workers’ & Peasants’ State’ could allies out by cutting off their lines of supply and blockading the city. It not afford to lose the skills and productivity from these key workers, so he examines the logistical miracle of the Berlin Airlift, which fed and heated proposed a radical solution – physically stop them leaving by fencing in the a city of over two million people for almost eleven months. It is a story of whole population. alliances forged in the uncertainty of conflict, based on common interests and pragmatic convenience, alliances that would shape the twentieth century but This book explores the background and build-up to this monumental decision, reviewing the dramatic geo-political developments of the 1950s and early would be betrayed for strategic or political reasons. It is also the tale of how competing ideologies came face to face in the city of Berlin and the new “Cold 1960s as international tensions threatened the post-war peace. Berlin was becoming the front-line in the new Cold War. War” that would come to dominate the second half of the 20th century.

We Were Never There

Klaxon! Strategic Air Command Alert During the Cold War

Volume 1: CIA U-2 Operations over Europe, USSR, and the Middle East, 1956-1960

Lindsay Peacock Brian C Rogers Europe@War • $24.95 Paperback • 88 pages 8.25x11.75 • 100 b/w photos, 6 maps, 12 color photos, 12 color profiles • August 2021 HIS010000 • 978-1-91-437711-2

Kevin Wright Europe@War • $24.95 Paperback • 80 pages 8.25x11.75 • 80 photos, 7 maps, 15 color profiles • October 2021 HIS010000 • 978-1-91-437712-9

Devised by Kelly Johnson and initially operated by the CIA, the U-2 is the world’s most famous spyplane. It flew at unprecedented altitudes and carried the most sophisticated sensors available, all in the greatest secrecy. Operating from remote locations and without markings, they often took-off before first light. Their bold overflights took them far across Eastern Europe, the USSR, Middle and Far East. However, many details of the aircraft’s operational history remain vague and a considerable amount is still classified. Continuing national political sensitivities have meant that much about these early operations has still not been fully revealed even more than 60 years later. This book utilises a large number of recently declassified documents to explore the remaining hidden details.


For nearly 35 years Strategic Air Command (SAC) maintained a continuous 24-hour, 7-day alert presence with its nuclear-laden bombers, nuclear-tipped missiles, and tankers filled with jet fuel. Ready to launch with just 15 minutes’ warning, the SAC alert force represented the most visible portion of America’s strategic deterrent to any prospective attack on the United States or its allies. For the first time, this book provides a detailed history of the evolution of the alert force, the airplanes, missiles, and units involved, and its many successes and failures. Filled with extensive chronologies, tables, charts, maps, and photographs, the book is written by a noted author of multiple books and articles on SAC and its aircraft, as well as two former SAC pilots with alert experience in Titan IIs, B-52s, KC-135s, and EC-135s.

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Far-left Guerillas in Italy, 1970-1988

Hunting Soviets with a Microphone

David Francois

John Rodgaard

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Widespread unrest and political violence shook Italy time and again during the decades following the end of the Second World War, but never as much as during the 1970s and the 1980s. Seeking to counter political enemies – including a conglomerate of right-wing movements, organized crime, and top figures in the economic and political life of the country – in order to create a revolutionary state through an armed struggle, and to remove Italy from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, in 1970, leftists in Drawing upon decades of research with the help of official documentation and the recollections of participants, Brigate Rosse is a detailed study of a major armed leftist movement that shook the fundaments of the Italian state of the 1970s and the 1980s.

Never Ready NATO’s Flexible Response Strategy, 1968-1989 Kenton White Europe@War • $24.95 Paperback • 96 pages 8.25x11.75 • 70 photos, 4 maps, 18 color profiles November 2021 • HIS010000 978-1-91-437708-2

After the adoption of Flexible Response in 1967 NATO relied on conventional forces to defend the West. Britain had a central role in NATO’s plans, but was British defense planning adequate for the task? By using newly available documents from British and other archives, this volume will show that far from being a flexible strategy, in the event of a war it was doomed to failure. The concept was compromised by the failure of the Alliance members to provide one of the main legs of the conventional deterrent – sustainability. This book analyses the paradox between the public face of defense policy and the practice. The book assesses whether the planning would have worked, and what would have happened in Europe if war had broken out. To answer this question the research looks at the conflicts in the Falklands and the Gulf.

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Obsolete, except for the experimental anti-submarine warfare sensor they carried, the USS Hammerberg, DE-1015, the USS Courtney, DE-1021 and the USS Lester, DE-1022 went to the Mediterranean to demonstrate the potential of a technology that relied on a passive towed array detection system; what the Navy officially designated as the Interim Towed Array Surveillance System (ITASS). The objective of this book is simply to tell the story of these three ships and their men within the context of the greater events of the Cold War at sea in the Mediterranean; the successes and failures of operating in the Mediterranean, and life for those who call Naples their temporary home.

Pig, Missiles and the CIA Volume 1: From Havana to Miami and Washington, 1961 Linda Rios Bromley Latin America@War • $29.95 Paperback • 72 pages 8.25x11.75 • 70 photos, 4 maps, 4 diags, 15 color profiles November 2021 • HIS037070 978-1-91-437714-3

The last half of the 20th century saw Cuban dictator Batista deposed by Fidel Castro. Proclaiming himself a supporter of Cubanism not Communism, Castro’s nationalization of businesses revealed a different side. Thousands of Cubans departed by air and sea to the US and Europe. The US government became concerned when an alliance forged between Castro and Khrushchev brought arms and ammunition to the island. The CIA hatched a plan to have Castro removed and enlist the Cuban exiles to be trained by US agents and invade the island at teh Bay of Pigs to establish a new government. Former military pilots, students, farmers, lawyers and doctors comprised the group who opposed Castro and wanted to be part of his takedown. Three days after the invasion at the beach, all hell broke loose.

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Helion and z Company All for One, One for All Argentine Navy Operations During the Falklands/ Malvinas War Dr Jorge Boveda Latin America@War • $29.95 • Paperback 88 pages • 8x11.5 • 100 photos, 4 maps, 12 color profiles • Currently Available HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405919-3

An Island Too Far provides a contemporary perspective of the baptism of fire of one of the oldest, most resourceful and well-trained war fighting institutions in Latin America: the Argentine Navy. It offers a rare insight into the relationship between institutional culture and modern warfare, with specific reference to the Falklands/ Malvinas War of 1982, and is a case study of how a very modest navy with very few naval platforms engaged in a limited war against a major naval power and nevertheless was able to make its mark.

Air Wars Between Ecuador and Peru, Volume 3 Aerial Operations over the Condor Mountain Range, 1995 Amaru Tincopa Latin America@War • $29.95 • Paperback 96 pages • 8x11.5 • 160 photos, 4 maps, 15 color profiles • Currently Available HIS027000 • 978-1-91-405910-0

Drawing upon extensive research in the official archives from both the Fuerza Aérea del Ecuador and Fuerza Aérea del Perú (FAP), with documentation from multiple private sources in both countries, Volume 3 completes the history of the aerial operations launched by the forces of both nations in the brief – but also the most violent – engagement between these two countries. By accessing details from both parties to the conflict, this volume avoids biased and one-sided coverage of the conflict.

The RAF Bombing Campaign During the Suez War, 1956 John Dillon

In October 1956 the British government, together with the French and Israelis, launched an attack on Egypt in response to President Nasser’s nationalization of the Suez Canal. The agreement between these three governments, the Sèvres Protocol, was a low point in British diplomacy and a factor in the ending of Prime Minister Eden’s political career. The military commanders had to plan for and launch Operation Musketeer, some 2,000 miles from the UK, while their political masters gave them only limited information on the arrangement made with France and Israel. This account uses Cabinet Minutes, Squadron Operation Record Books, reports written by the Commander-in-Chief and personal accounts.


The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago Sanjay Badri-Maharaj Latin America@War • $29.95 • Paperback 72 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 70 b/w photos, 5 maps, 4 color photos, 18 color profiles • October 2021 HIS037070 • 978-1-91-437713-6

This book, besides the historical background to the five armed forces in question, will examine the evolution, equipment and current status and plans of these forces. This includes the complete recapitalization of the Jamaica Defence Force, the resurrection of the Bahamas Defence Force as a capable naval unit, the decline and deliberate neglect of the Guyana Defence Force and the revival and near collapse of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force.

Czechoslovak Arms Exports to the Middle East

Bombers at Suez

Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 72 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 70 photos, 6 maps, 2 diagrams, 15 color profiles • August 2021 HIS026000 • 978-1-91-437716-7

Armed Forces of the Englishspeaking Caribbean

Volume 1: Israel, Jordan and Syria, 1948-1994 Martin Smisek Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 88 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 70 b/w photos, 3 maps, 4 color photos, 18 color profiles • August 2021 HIS026000 • 978-1-91-437719-8

Eager to fully use its excessive arms manufacturing capacities and thus earn as much hard currency as possible, communist Czechoslovakia became one of the principal arms suppliers to the Middle East during the Cold War. Volume 1 of this mini-series provides information on the development of the Czechoslovak arms industry as well as detailing the principles of arms export from communist Czechoslovakia. At the same time, the training of foreign military personnel in Czechoslovakia is outlined.

The Military and Police Forces of the Gulf States ate, 1839-1967

Volume 4: The Aden Protector-

Cliff Lord Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 80 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 100 photos, 4 maps, 40 figures & color profiles • September 2021 HIS026000 • 978-1-91-437722-8

Drawing upon dozens of interviews with veterans with all of the involved services, archival and museum research in Great Britain and the Gulf states, and support from several veteran’s associations, The Armed Forces of the Gulf States, Volume 4, provides an in-depth history into each service, supported by many organizational charts and maps, as well as providing in-depth histories of each force. As such it is an indispensable source of reference to the backgrounds on one of major military powers in the Middle East of today.

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Helion and Company z Wings of Iraq Volume 2: The Iraqi Air Force, 1970-2003 Tom Cooper Milos Sipos

Al-Hussein Iraqi Indigenous Arms Projects, 1970-2003 Ali Altobchi

Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 96 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 100 photos, 6 maps, 4 diags, 18 color profiles • November 2021 HIS026000 • 978-1-91-437717-4

Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 80 pages • 8.25x11.75 60 photos, 12 diags, 3 maps, 21 color profiles • October 2021 HIS026000 • 978-1-91-437718-1

Officially established on 22 April 1931, around a core of 5 pilots and 32 aircraft mechanics, the Royal Iraqi Air Force was the first military flying service in any Arab country.The resulting Second Persian Gulf War of 1991 left the IrAF in tatters: mauled by sustained air strikes on its air bases, and cut off from its former sources of equipment and training, it was never to recover again. Although ‘born in battle,’ collecting precious combat experience and playing an important role in so many conflicts, the Iraqi Air Force remains one of the least known and most misinterpreted military services in the Middle East.

Always at the forefront of Arab states when it came to the development of its armed forces and armament industry, during the 1970s Iraq embarked on an ambitious program of becoming self-sufficient in production of almost all its equipment and ammunition. A direct result emerged in early 1988, when Iraq deployed the al-Hussein ballistic missile - a variant of the Soviet-made R-17E ‘Scud.’ Written by one of the Iraqi engineers involved, Al-Hussein is the first-hand account of these and many other indigenous Iraqi armament projects.

Air Power and the Arab World 1909-1955 Vol 4: The First Arab Air Forces, 1936-41 David Nicolle Air Vice Marshal Gabr Ali Gabr Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 88 pages • 8x11.5 • 100 photos, 5 maps, 12 color profiles • July 2021 • HIS027140 978-1-91-405927-8

Volume 4 of Air Power and the Arab World continues the story of the men and machines of the first half century of military aviation in the Arab world. The earliest of the Arab air forces to be established trace their histories back to the 1920s and 1930s when the overwhelming majority of Arab countries, and an even larger majority of the Arabic-speaking people, were ruled or dominated by four European powers. This volume continues with the story of the period from 1936-1941.

Iran-Iraq Naval War Volume 1: 1980-1982 Ted Hooton Farzin Nadimi

Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 80 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 70 photos, 6 maps, 4 diags, 18 color profiles • December 2021 • HIS026000 978-1-91-437720-4

The first part of Volume 1 of this mini-series concentrates on providing the background and context of the conflict. It provides a precise analysis of their capabilities and intentions, and sets the scene for the naval warfare of the following eight years. The second part covers the first months of the war, including the famous air and naval Operation Morvarid. Based on extensive first research with help of previously unavailable documentation and interviews with veterans, this volume provides unique insights into modern-day naval warfare.

Air Power and the Arab World, 1909-1955

Lebanese Civil War

Vol 5: World in Crisis, 1936-41

Tom Cooper Sérgio Santana

David Nicolle Air Vice Marshal Gabr Ali Gabr Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 104 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 110 b/w photos, 24 color profiles, 1 map • September 2021 HIS026000 • 978-1-91-437723-5

From the outbreak of the Second World War until the close of 1940 the only Arab air forces which existed in anything more than name, those of Egypt and Iraq, contributed towards the Allied war effort. Once Italy entered the war in June 1940 the conflict entered Egyptian territory and, although the Egyptian government remained nominally neutral, the Royal Egyptian Air Force and Egyptian Army became directly involved, though largely “behind the lines.”

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Volume 2: Quiet Before the Storm, 1978-1981

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While Volume 1 of this mini-series concentrated on the conflict pitting the central government against different factions and alliances from its beginning in 1975 until 1978, Volume 2 continues with the period from 1978 until 1982. Focusing on military-related developments, and rich in exclusive details and illustrations, Volume 2 of Lebanese Civil War dissects the military forces, their equipment, intention and capabilities, and provides a detailed, blow-byblow account of their combat operations.


Helion zand • z Company 75 Years of the Israeli Air Force Volume 2 The Last Half Century, 1973 to 2023 Bill Norton Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 96 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 92 b/w & 9 color photos, 12 color profiles, 1 color plate of unit insignia, 4 b/w maps, 4 tables, 1 diagram Currently Available • HIS026000 978-1-91-405900-1

Volume 2 documents the evolution of the Israeli air force from the aftermath of the 1973 war, through the events in Lebanon and up to the present day. It stands apart from many other books in performing this examination in a more dispassionate and critical manner, without the common hyperbole. A great deal of space is devoted to description of constant shifts in its equipment – especially aircraft and other weapons – and its organizational structure over time.

A Forgotten Campaign The British Armed Forces in France 1940 – from Dunkirk to the Armistice Paul Fantom $39.95 • Paperback • 208 pages • 6.75x9.5 37 b/w photos, 1 b/w cartoon, 1 map • Currently Available • HIS027100 • 978-1-91-405901-8

This book examines an important yet under-appreciated aspect of British participation in the Battle of France. It describes the many desperate struggles against German forces that were overwhelmingly superior in numbers, equipment and flexibility and tactics on the battlefield, by improvised British formations, often of rear echelon and territorial troops. Usually short of arms and ammunition, equipment and organization, they never lacked courage and determination. This story has been largely overlooked but it deserves to be told and for full acknowledgment to be given to the heroism and the sacrifices made by those who were there.


75 Years of the Israeli Air Force Volume 3 Training, Combat Support, Special Operations, Naval Operations, and Air Defences, 1948-2023 Bill Norton Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 104 pages • 8x11.5 • 104 b/w photos, 78 color photos • July 2021 • HIS027140 978-1-91-437721-1

Volume 3 informs understanding of the service emerging and operating in future years. Backed by official and unofficial histories published in the last 20 years, the author has worked to make this account more accurate and complete than those of the past. It also stands apart from many other books in performing this examination in a more dispassionate and critical manner.

Sea of Blood A Military History of the Partisan Movement in Yugoslavia 1941-45 Gaj Trifković

MiGs in the Middle East, Volume 2 The Second Decade, 1967-1975 David Nicolle Tom Cooper Middle East@War • $29.95 • Paperback 72 pages • 8x11.5 • 80 photos, 6 maps, 18 color profiles • August 2021 • HIS027140 978-1-91-405936-0

By the early 1970s, not only older MiGs but also newer types served in at least half a dozen air forces in the Middle East. They wore a wide range of very different unit insignia, and were flown by many pilots who would subsequently play crucial roles in the future of their nations. Based on original documentation and extensive interviews with veterans, Volume 2 is a unique source of reference on the operational history of MiG fighter jets in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Syria, North and South Yemen from 1967 until 1975.

The Bloody Road to Catania A History of XIII Corps in Sicily, 1943 B.S. Barnes

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$32.95 • Paperback 224 pages • 6x9 4 b/w maps, 36 b/w portraits, 38 b/w photos July 2021 • HIS027100 • 978-1-91-405993-3

The Second World War in the territory of the former Yugoslavia was marked by extraordinary complexity and basest brutality. At least twelve factions fought against and worked with each other in what was at the same time a liberation war, a civil war, and a revolutionary war. The human cost was staggering: out of the pre-war population of roughly 15 million, more than one million died as a direct result of the conflict. Sea of Blood will provide a military-historical take on these events, including Axis counterinsurgency efforts, particularly those carried out by armed formations of the Third Reich. The text is accompanied by a dozen maps.

This study starts with the landings by XIII Corps on 10th July 1943 (Operation Husky) between Avola and Cassibile, Sicily. The advance inland took place along the eastern coastal road on the right flank of the invasion. The countryside consisted of winding narrow roads flanked by high hills, this terrain favored the defenders and the skillful German forces took full advantage of it, making a stand at every opportunity. This cost the assaulting British troops dearly in lives and vehicles as they had to fight for every yard of ground taken. Road bridges were held by the Germans to the last man, these focal points were essential to Montgomery’s plan of attack.

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Helion and Company z Doomed Before the Start The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940. Volume 1 The Road to Invasion and Early Moves Niall Cherry $39.95 • Paperback • 336 pages 6x9 • 75 b/w photos Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-91-405908-7

The German invasion of Norway on April 9th is an often-overlooked event. It saw the first use of airborne troops in the war and was also one of the very few amphibious operations undertaken by the Germans during the Second World War. It is hoped that Niall Cherry’s new two-volume work will fill this significant gap. The author provides a detailed account of the German invasion and the Allied reaction, including the land, sea and air battles. Volume 1 focuses on the prelude to and early phases of the German invasion and Allied response.

The Planning and Preparations for the Battle of Kursk, Volume 1 Valeriy Zamulin Stuart Britton $59.95 • Paperback 536 pages • 6.75x9.5 114 photos, 39 tables Currently Available HIS027100 978-1-91-405922-3 Stuart Britton lives in Iowa

In this first of a planned two-volume set, Zamulin takes a close look at the condition of the German and Soviet forces following the winter campaign. Analyzing first the German side, the author demonstrates that the Germans were in a woeful condition, especially with respect to the number of serviceable armored vehicles and the lack of infantry. However, Hitler was determined to regain the initiative in the East. Zamulin then looks at the German plans for the summer of 1943 and the process of rebuilding its forces. Zamulin next examines the Soviet side, demonstrating that the Red Army was able quickly to replenish its forces and also create a large mobile reserve, the Steppe Front. Thus, the delay in launching Citadel was not the fatal German error, and it would have failed even if launched earlier.

Doomed Before the Start - The Allied Intervention in Norway 1940, Volume 2 Evacuation and Further Naval Operations Niall Cherry $39.95 • Paperback • 328 pages 6x9 • 112 ills • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-1-91-405909-4

The German invasion of Norway on April 9th is an often-overlooked event. It saw the first use of airborne troops in the war and was also one of the very few amphibious operations undertaken by the Germans during the Second World War. It is hoped that Niall Cherry’s new two-volume work will fill this significant gap. The author provides a detailed account of the German invasion and the Allied reaction, including the land, sea and air battles. Volume 2 focuses on the evacuation and further Naval operations including the sinking of HMS Glorious. As in Niall’s previous books, detailed research has been carried out using official reports, war diaries and veterans’ accounts, supported by photographs and maps.

Kursk 1943 The Greatest Battle of the Second World War Roman Toeppel Modern Military History • $34.95 Paperback • 230 pages • 6x9 32 b/w photos, 8 color maps, 2 tables • November 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-91-405962-9

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.

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z Company Helion and The Sword Behind The Shield

‘Konrad’ I, II, III

A Combat History of the German Efforts to Relieve Budapest 1945 – Operation

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The history of the Hungarian theater of war from late August 1944 to the end of March 1945 is a special chapter of the history of the Eastern Front during World War II. The Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts had encircled Budapest. Two plans were swiftly devised by the Germans, before they chose the codenamed “Konrad.” This was an armored strike from the Komárom region through the mountains south of the river Danube to the Buda side of the Hungarian capital.

Theirs the Strife The Forgotten Battles of British Second Army and Armeegruppe Blumentritt,

John Russell $45 • Paperback • 502 pages • 6.75x9.5 97 b/w photos, 25 b/w figures, 74 b/w maps Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-91-405939-1

Theirs the Strife tells the story of a series of bitter actions fought by VIII and XII Corps to cross the three rivers. Historians have paid little attention to these final weeks, with the few British narratives hurrying from the Rhine to the surrender on Lüneburg Heath and at best making only passing reference to the actions fought en route. The lack of coverage of the fighting has given rise to a perception that in effect there was none and that the advances through Germany and the Netherlands were trouble-free ‘swans.’ Nothing could be further from the truth.


A Collection of Firsthand Accounts and Diaries by German Paratrooper Veterans from the Second World War Greg Way

Norbert Számvéber

April 1945


$39.95 • Paperback • 308 pages • 6.75x9.75 256 b/w photos/ills • Currently Available BIO008000 • 978-1-91-405940-7

Fallschirmjäger were the elite parachute troops of the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Although the Americans and Italians, and to a greater extent, the Russians had experimented with airborne troops, it was the Germans who pioneered vertical envelopment using parachute, glider-borne and air-landed troops. This book is the result of several years of correspondence with veteran Fallschirmjäger and contains the memoirs of seventeen pre to mid-war volunteers and one late war conscript.

We Will Not Go To Tuapse From the Donets to the Oder with the Legion Wallonie and 5th SS Volunteer Assault Brigade ‘Wallonien’ 1942-45 Fernand Kaisergruber $32.95 • Paperback • 328 pages • 6.75x9.75 80 photos, maps • October 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-91-405956-8

This is a classic soldier’s chronicle, told in unvarnished candor, about the author’s experiences as a volunteer with the Wallonian Legion of the German Army and later the 5th SS Volunteer Assault Brigade Wallonien and the 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Wallonien. However, it also ventures far beyond the usual soldier’s story and approaches a travelog of the Eastern Front campaign, seldom attained by the memoirs of the period.

Tank Battles in East Prussia and Poland 1944-1945 Vilkavishkis, Gumbinnen/Nemmersdorf, Elbing, Wormditt/Frauenburg, Kielce/Lisow Igor Nebolsin $55 • Paperback • 544 pages • 6.75x9.75 373 b/w photos, 24 color maps, 56 tables December 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-91-405961-2

This new study by Igor Nebolsin covers, in remarkable detail, a number of forgotten and overlooked armoured engagements on the Eastern Front during the final year of the war, based firmly on Soviet and German archival records. The text is fully supported by specially-commissioned color maps and an extensive selection of photographs, many from private collections.

Lend-Lease and Soviet Aviation in the Second World War Vladimir Kotelnikov $55 • Paperback 576 pages • 6.75x9.75 profusely illustrated with b/w photos, plans, 32pp color profiles • December 2021 HIS027140 •978-1-91-405959-9

In Russia, the American Bell P-39 Airacobra fighter along with the Studebaker US6 truck and canned stewed meat became the symbols of Allied help to the USSR during the Second World War. Other aircraft which arrived to the country under the Lend-Lease program are less known but also made a valuable contribution to the victory. For the first time an attempt has been made to assess the influence of the deliveries of material and equipment upon the Soviet aviation industry and war effort. The author’s impressive text is supported by nearly 700 photographs, 100 color aircraft profiles, plus maps, charts etc.

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Helion and Company z One Faith, One Law, One King French Armies of the Wars of Religion 1562 – 1598 Clare

T J O’Brien de

Retinue to Regiment • $45 • Paperback 224 pages • 7x9.75 • 87 b/w ills, 16 b/w photos, 8 color plates, 10 b/w maps, 1 organization chart October 2021 • HIS027000 978-1-91-405970-4

This book is the only dedicated study available in English that covers all of the armed factions that took part in the Wars of Religion as well as the whole period of these conflicts. It draws on contemporary French, Spanish and English accounts, as well as the best of more recent scholarship, to provide an account of the Wars and armies that did so much to create the Bourbon monarchy and laid the basis for the Ancien Régime’s military machine.

Vincenzo Alberici

The EthiopianAdal War, 1529-1543

Transylvanian Armies 1541-1613

The Conquest of Abyssinia

Florin Nicolae Ardelean

Jeffrey M. Shaw Retinue to Regiment • $35 • Paperback 144 pages • 7x9.75 • 14 color photos, 9 artworks, 12 maps, 2 tables • August 2021 HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405968-1

In 1529, an army from the Sultanate of Adal in modern-day Somalia invaded neighboring Ethiopia. For the next fourteen years, the conflict ravaged Ethiopia, planting the seeds of enmity and mistrust in the Horn of Africa that resonates to this day. The Ethiopian-Adal War brings sixteenth-century Arab, Portuguese, and Ethiopian primary source material from this conflict to contemporary readers, situating the conflict into the wider struggle for maritime supremacy between the Portuguese and Ottoman Empires.

Retinue to Regiment $35 • Paperback 120 pages • 7x9.75 • 35 ills, 2 color maps December 2021 • HIS027000 978-1-91-405969-8

In 1526, the army of the Hungarian kingdom was soundly defeated by the army of the Ottoman sultan, Suleiman the Magnificent, in the battle of Mohács. In the following decades the lands that were once part of the Hungarian Crown were divided. On the eastern half of the former Hungarian kingdom a new state was born, the Principality of Transylvania. This book follows the efforts of the Transylvanian rulers to organize and to defend their new state, during its first seven decades of existence (1541-1613).

The Italian Wars Volume 3

The Ōnin War 1467-77

Italy’s Honour and Liberty

Francis I and the Battle of Pavia 1525

A Turning Point in Samurai History

Massimo Predonzani

Stephen Turnbull

A Guide to Wargaming the Great Italian Wars, 1494-1559

Retinue to Regiment • $35 • Paperback 144 pages • 7x9.75 • 8 color plates, 40 b/w ills & maps • November 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405966-7

In this third volume of the series, the events that led to the decisive battle of Pavia, from the Peace of Noyon in 1516 to the fateful day are examined. The phases of the battle have been reconstructed and described in detail, comparing the many and varied accounts, whilst the site of the battle is examined for evidence of the fighting. The authors also devote an important section of the book to the heraldry of the armies. Coats of Arms, heraldic devices and flags the colors used are examined and reconstructed from original images and French, Spanish, and Italian sources.

Retinue to Regiment • $35 • Paperback 144 pages • 7x9.75 • 63 b/w ills, 13 color plates, 4 maps • September 2021 • HIS027230 978-1-91-405967-4

The history of the Ōnin War begins with the glory days of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu who made the position of shogun into something that was admired and respected. Within decades all that he had achieved seemed to have been lost. In 1441 the reigning shogun Yoshinori, Yoshimitsu’s son, had been murdered by a jealous rival. Yoshinori was succeeded by a young son called Yoshimasa. He was to reign for 49 years in a turbulent age. Yoshimasa had several armed conflicts to contend with, which culminated in a succession dispute over his own choice of heir. This launched the Ōnin War.

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Ken Riley Helion Wargames • $39.95 • Paperback 96 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 50-60 ills, 8 maps October 2021 • GAM010000 978-1-91-405965-0

You could sum up the Italian Wars of 1494 - 1559 in one word and that is ‘colorful.’ The book begins with a brief historical overview of the Italian Wars before moving on to look at the different troop types in the conflict and how they are represented on the table. The author, with a little help from some friends will then guide you through building and painting your forces. Then with the troops mustered its time to get them on the table and roll some dice, included is a guide to refighting the first battle of the wars Fornovo along with some fictitious scenarios.


z and Company Helion Cavalier Capital Oxford in the English Civil War 1642-1646 John Barratt

No Armour But Courage

For a Parliament Freely Chosen

Colonel Sir George Lisle 1615-1648

The Rebellion of Sir George Booth, 1659

Serena Jones Century of the Soldier • $45 • Paperback 224 pages • 6x9 • c 65 b/w ills & maps August 2021 • HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405955-1

Cavalier Capital, the first detailed account of Oxford’s role as “Royalist capital” to appear for almost three-quarters of a century, examines all aspects of Oxford’s experience in the English Civil War. As well as the effects on the town and university, special emphasis is placed on the various aspects of the Royalist occupation, including its role as a major manufacturing center of munitions and armory. The book makes full use of both contemporary and modern accounts, and research, and is copiously illustrated with contemporary and modern illustrations.

The PreCivil War Stuart Trained Bands, 1603 - 1642 A Perfect or Imperfect Militia? Peter Leadbetter BSc Century of the Soldier • $45 • Paperback 148 pages • 7x9.75 • 2 maps, 26 tables September 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405972-8

This book covers an important part of British military history, namely the Trained Bands of the early Stuart period, 1603 - 1642. Both James I and Charles I tried to create a perfect militia during their reigns but how far did they get in achieving this aim? There is very little published about this organization. This book includes details on the men who served in it, how they were recruited, their social status, professions, and ages.


Century of the Soldier • $50 • Paperback 408 pages • 6x9 • 10 photos, 11 ills • July 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-91-405957-5

Few army officers of King Charles I shone as bright as George Lisle during the English Civil Wars, yet have drawn so little attention from subsequent historians. In this first ever biography of Lisle, the author has scoured dozens of primary sources for fragmentary references - painstakingly piecing together his personal background and re-examining every known detail of his career. The accuracy of existing stories and long-held assumptions about him is investigated minutely, and the first well-informed assessments made of his character and motives. Finally, the persistent memory of his execution is traced forwards through later writers and painters into the 20th century.

The Battle of Nördlingen 1634 The Bloody Fight Between Tercios and Brigades Alberto Raúl Esteban Ribas Century of the Soldier • $45 • Paperback 208 pages • 7x9.75 • 8 color plates, 6 maps October 2021 • HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405973-5

This book explains the general situation in Germany during the Thirty Years’ War in the period 1633-1634. It describes in detail the tactics, armament and units of the Spanish, Swedish and Imperial armies. The objective of the text is to explain the battle that took place in the plain of Nördlingen, the various protagonists who commanded the Tercios and Regiments that fought there. With all this, the stereotypes about the Spanish and Swedish tactical models are reviewed, which for a long time were the paradigm of tactics in European battle theaters.

Andrew Abram Century of the Soldier • $44.95 • Paperback 256 pages • 7x9.75 • 32 b/w ills 3 maps, 12pp. color plates • August 2021 • HIS027000 978-1-91-405932-2

Grounded in primary archival research and published sources, this book provides a focused assessment of the rebellion aimed at overthrowing the recalled Rump Parliament, led by Sir George Booth in 1659. The book adds significantly to our knowledge of the causes, events and perceptions of the Booth rebellion, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in the Protectorate that followed the Wars of the Three Kingdoms and reactions to it, as well as the circumstances that contributed to the Restoration of the Stuart Monarchy in 1660.

The AngloSpanish War 1655-1660 Volume 2 War in Jamaica Paul Sutton Century of the Soldier • $50 • Paperback 352 pages • 7x9.75 • 20 ills • August 2021 HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405971-1

In 1655 Oliver Cromwell, England’s Lord Protector, sent a fleet to attack and seize Spanish possessions in South America. After initial failure on Hispaniola, the English occupied Jamaica and in so doing started a five year war with Spain in the West Indies, but one that was also to spread to Europe. This is the second of a two book series that describes the military campaign from late 1655 until 1660. It also puts the events that occurred in the West Indies into context with the wider European political situation and explains how the war spread to Europe.

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Helion and Company z We Came, We Saw, God Conquered The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth’s military effort in the relief of Vienna, 1683 Michał Paradowski Century of the Soldier • $45 • Paperback 248 pages • 7x9.75 • 70 b/w ills, 6 maps, 40 tables • December 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405974-2

Previous Polish experience from the war against the Ottoman Turks in 1672-1676 made their contribution vital for the coalition war effort in 1683. Many Polish researchers wrote extensively about the topic, unfortunately their works are not available in English. In this volume the author attempts to present to English-speaking readers the Polish point of view on the battle and the role of the Polish army in the conflict.

‘Their Infantry and Guns Will Astonish You’ The Army of Hindustan and European Mercenaries in Maratha service 1780-1803 Andy Copestake From Reason to Revolution • $45 • Paperback 240 pages • 7x9.75 • 8pp color plates, 25 b/w ills, 2 maps, 6 tables • July 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405977-3

By the middle of the eighteenth century, the Mughal Empire in India was in serious decline. This led to a number of so called ‘Trained Brigades’ of regular eighteenth century infantry and formidable artillery being added to the armies of many of the Indian Princes. This book details the most successful of these formations, the Army of Hindustan in the service of the Maratha Prince Madhaji Scindia and his successor Daulat Rao.

Charles X’s Wars, Volume 1 The Swedish Deluge, 1655-1660 Michael Fredholm von Essen Century of the Soldier • $55 • Paperback 304 pages • 7x9.75 • c 100 b/w ills • November 2021 • HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405975-9

This book describes and analyses the ‘Swedish Deluge’ (potop szwedski), the devastating 1655-1660 wars fought between Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Brandenburg-Prussia, Muscovite Russia, Transylvania, Cossack Ukraine, the Tatar Khanate of Crimea, and the Holy Roman Empire Michael Fredholm von Essen presents new research on a war seldom described in English. Moreover, the book explains the continued development of the Swedish Army after the Thirty Years’ War.

The Danish Army of the Napoleonic Wars 1801 - 1815. Organisation, Uniforms & Equipment Volume 3: Norwegian Troops and Militia David A. Wilson From Reason to Revolution • $45 • Paperback 144 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 54 full color ills December 2021 • HIS027200 978-1-91-405981-0

This book was written to provide an in-depth study of the Danish and Norwegian armies of the Napoleonic Wars. The third volume looks in depth at the Norwegian Army including the regular infantry, cavalry, including their Colors, Guidons and Standards and field artillery covering all aspects of their organization, uniforms, arms and equipment.

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Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV Volume 5: Armies of the Italian States – 1660-1690 Bruno Mugnai Century of the Soldier • $49.95 • Paperback 324 pages • 7x9.75 • 16 color plates, 100 greyscale images, pictures, diagrams and maps July 2021 • HIS027000 • 978-1-91-405928-5

In the 17th century Italy was the third-largest country by population in Europe. Italy constituted a key place in the strategic duel between Spain and France, and the Peninsula lied on the front line in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire. Moreover, Italian states constituted good examples of fairly efficient governance machines. Some of these states experienced long periods of wars, to the point that the claim regarding social elites progressively demilitarized to an unequaled extent anywhere else in Europe should be considered no longer valid.

These Distinguished Corps


British Grenadier and Light Infantry Battalions in the American

Don N. Hagist From Reason to Revolution • $39.95 Paperback • 208 pages • 6.75x9.75 20 b/w ills & maps • December 2021 HIS027000 • 978-1-91-405984-1

During the American Revolution, British light infantry and grenadier battalions figured prominently in almost every battle and campaign. The Distinguished Corps is the first operational study of these battalions during the entire war, looking at their creation, evolution and employment. Using first-hand accounts and other primary sources, The Distinguished Corps describes life in the grenadiers and light infantry on a personal level, from Canada to the Caribbean and from barracks to battlefield.


Helion zand • z Company The Secret Expedition

Rebellion, Invasion and Occupation

The Anglo-Russian Invasion of Holland 1799

The British Army in Ireland, 1793-1815

Geert van Uythoven From Reason to Revolution • $44.95 Paperback • 448 pages 6.75x9.5 23 b/w photos, 22 b/w ills., 15 b/w maps Currently Available • HIS027000 978-1-91-405913-1

In 1799, an Anglo-Russian army landed in Holland to overthrow the Batavian Republic and to reinstate the Stadtholder William V of Orange. Initially called ‘The Secret Expedition,’ although not really a secret for both sides. Five major battles were fought between armies of four different nations. There were secret negotiations and rumors of bribery. More than enough ingredients for biased opinions, historical errors, and incorrect information copied from historians up to this day. The aim of this book is to give a balanced and complete account of the events taking place during the invasion.

Wayne Stack From Reason to Revolution • $45 • Paperback 208 pages • 7x9.75 • c 14 color ills, 7 maps, 9 tables • October 2021 • HIS027200 978-1-91-405983-4

This body of work is an analysis of the British Army in Ireland during the period 1793 to 1815. The intention of this book is to provide an analytical synthesis of the military history of Ireland during this time, focusing on the influences, experiences, and reputations of the various elements that comprised the Irish military forces. This work shows that Ireland became an important facet of the tactical and strategic thinking of both the French and British governments.

Riflemen The History of the 5th Battalion, 60th (Royal American) Regiment 1797-1818 Robert Griffith From Reason to Revolution • $50 • Paperback 464 pages • 6.75x9.75 • 11 color ills, 41 b/w ills, 36 b/w maps, 5 tables, 3 figures • October 2021 HIS027200 • 978-1-91-405963-6

The 5th Battalion of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment was the first rifle battalion in the regular British Army. Drawing on official records, memoirs, court martial transcripts, and unpublished letters, Riflemen recounts not only the campaigns in which the battalion fought, but also many personal stories of the soldiers. Riflemen includes tales of murder, promotion, desertion, prisoners of war, and small actions that are often overlooked. As the first history of the battalion written in almost 100 years, it sheds new light on a vital component of Wellington’s army and its important place in the history of the British Army.


From Lobositz to Leuthen Horace St Paul and the Campaigns of the Austrian Army in the Seven Years War 1756-57 Neil Cogswell From Reason to Revolution • $60 • Paperback 536 pages • 6x9 • 219 maps, plans, charts, diagrams • July 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-91-405964-3

The Journal of St Paul is a day by day account. He is not shy to write “Nothing happened”, also when the action is hottest he can be understandably brief. As a man learning his trade, he often records details of almost arcane significance. As his original editor George Grey Butler noted: “This is not history, but it is the stuff from which history is written.” Accompanying the text are a detailed Gazeteer and Lists of Persons and Regiments indicated in the text as well as 232 plates of maps and plans.

The Sword and the Spirit Proceedings of the first ‘War & Peace in the Age of Napoleon’ Conference Zack White From Reason to Revolution • $39.95 Paperback • 196 pages • 6.75x9.5 • 1 b/w image, 7 tables • August 2021 • HIS027200 978-1-91-405931-5

From assessments of Napoleon’s mental state, to the actions of individuals such as Sir Home Popham and Carl von Clausewitz; from the siege of San Sebastian to the fields of Waterloo, this book considers the impacts that patronage, diplomacy, psychology, personal experiences, and the disobedience of established practices all had on the waging of war. In the process, it demonstrates the truth of Napoleon’s remark that the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.

The War of the Two Brothers The Portuguese Civil War, 1828-1834 Sérgio Veludo Coelho Musket to Maxim • $39.95 • Paperback 156 pages • 7x9.75 • 22 color plates, 36 b/w images incl. 10 maps & time diagrams, 27 Tables Currently Available • HIS027130 978-1-91-405926-1

When the Portuguese civil war finally broke out with the landing of the Liberal Army of D. Pedro at the beach of Pampelido, in the 8th July 1832, his 8,300 men had hundreds of English and French mercenaries, Belgian, German and Italian volunteers, Polish refugees and Portuguese soldiers willing to risk their lives against the Miguelite Army of nearly 80,000 men. This book shows their uniforms, weapons, equipment, and tells the story of two armies.

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Helion and Company z A Very Fine Regiment The 47th Foot during the American War of Independence, 1773-1783 Paul Knight From Reason to Revolution $39.95 • Paperback • 24 pages 7x9.75 • 8pp color plates, 20 b/w ills, 5 maps, 10 tables November 2021 • HIS027000 978-1-91-405986-5

The 47th Regiment of Foot served throughout the whole of the American War of Independence. The regiment experienced the transition from peacetime soldiering in Ireland and New Jersey, through the deteriorating political situation, to open rebellion. The officers and men had to alter their tactics and doctrine from peacetime garrison duties, through conventional warfare around Boston to woodland operations in Canada and upper New York. Paul Knight shows how the 47th Foot was able to adapt to the changing threats and operational environment quickly and effectively. These were thinking soldiers led by flexible officers capable of adopting to the prevailing operational environment.

An Atlas of the Battles and Campaigns of the American Revolution, 1775-1783 David C. Bonk George Anderson From Reason to Revolution • $75 • Hardback • 256 pages • 12.5x9.5 120 maps • September 2021 • HIS036030 • 978-1-91-405979-7

Beginning with the opening skirmishes at Lexington and Concord, The Atlas follows the course of the war including the major engagements at Brooklyn, Trenton, Brandywine, Saratoga, Monmouth, Savannah, Guilford Courthous,e and Yorktown. It includes a large collection of minor actions, including Harlem Heights, White Plains, Short Hills, Barren Hill, Stony Point, Hobkirk’s Hill and Green Springs. The Atlas also addresses critical naval battles as well as key engagements in the West Indies, Gibraltar, and India.

Fashioning Regulation, Regulating Fashion. Volume I

Fashioning Regulation, Regulating Fashion. Volume II

The Uniforms and Dress of the British Army 1800-1815

The Uniforms and Dress of the British Army 1800-1815

Ben Townsend

Ben Townsend

From Reason to Revolution $44.95 • Paperback • 392 pages 6.75x9.5 • 21 color plates, 47 b/w ills, 7 Tables • Currently Available HIS037050 • 978-1-91-405911-7

From Reason to Revolution $44.95 • Paperback • 468 pages 6.75x9.5 • 16pp color plates, 44 b/w ills • Currently Available HIS037050 • 978-1-91-405912-4

The first quarter of the nineteenth century witnessed a refinement of fashionable masculine dress that has not since been surpassed. Military tailoring inspired a parallel flowering of uniform splendor that continued into the 1830s and sparked an enduring fascination with military costume that still rages today. This book is the first part of a two-volume investigation into the clothing orders of the British late Georgian army, combined and contrasted with an analysis of fashion in the same army - comparing the regulated dress with the ‘modes of the army’ as revealed by contemporary writing and illustrations.

The first quarter of the nineteenth century witnessed a refinement of fashionable masculine dress that has not since been surpassed. Military tailoring inspired a parallel flowering of uniform splendor that continued into the 1830s and sparked an enduring fascination with military costume that still rages today. The second part of an investigation into the clothing orders of the late-Georgian British Army. This, the second of two books on the topic, pays particular attention to the ’Prince’s Regulations,’ of 1812, which exhibit the full extent of the Prince Regent’s excursions into military taste.

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The Defence of Lisbon during the Peninsular War, 1807-1814 Mark S. Thompson From Reason to Revolution • $45 • Paperback 240 pages • 7x9.75 • c 50 b/w ills, 16 color pages of photos, maps & plans • August 2021 HIS027200 • 978-1-91-405985-8

In October 1810, the Third French invasion of Portugal under Maréchal Masséna arrived at the Lines of Torres Vedras and his triumphal march into Lisbon came to an abrupt halt. Five months later a thoroughly demoralized and defeated French army retreated from Portugal and never returned. The Lines played a vital role in enabling the allied army to operate against a more numerous enemy.

Hastenbeck 1757


The French Army and the Opening Campaign of the Seven Years

Olivier Lapray Will Raffle From Reason to Revolution • $45 • Paperback 168 pages • 7x9.75 • c.20 b/w Images, 11 maps, 8pp color plates • October 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405980-3

The outbreak of the Seven Years War saw the formation of new alliances and led to the conduct of military operations in several theaters simultaneously. The campaign of 1757 saw large-scale maneuvers, with their necessary operational corollaries of supply and logistics. The story of the campaign can be told from the human perspective thanks to the large body of memoirs and letters from officers of cavalry and infantry regiments.


French Light Infantry 1784-1815

Napoleonic French Military Uniforms 1798-1814

Wellington and the Lines of Torres Vedras

As Depicted by Horace and Carle Vernet and Eugène Lami Guy Dempsey From Reason to Revolution • $45 • Paperback 144 pages • 8.25x11.75 • 91 ills • November 2021 HIS027200 • 978-1-91-405987-2

Three talented French artists, Carle Vernet, Horace Vernet and Eugène Lami, capitalized on the wave of nostalgia for the First Empire brought on by the death of Napoleon by producing a series of prints of French military uniforms of the French revolutionary and imperial armies. The images in this book are contemporary watercolor copies of the prints and are reproduced with permission.


From the Chasseurs of Louis XVI to Napoleon’s Grande

Terry Crowdy From Reason to Revolution • $45 • Paperback 196 pages • 7x9.75 • 45 b/w ills,, 16 color plates, 8 original artwork plates, 3 line diags, c 20 tables • August 2021 • HIS027200 978-1-91-405978-0

This book explores the origins of the light infantry in the century before Napoleon came to power. From bands of irregular partisans, to sharpshooters and scouts, the book follows France’s early experiments with this arm. Drawing on contemporary documents, this book charts the expansion of the light infantry arm, reviews the reasons behind organizational changes, and analyses the tactics employed by light infantry in meticulous detail.

‘More furies than men’

Sir James McGrigor

The Irish brigade in the service of France 1690-1792

The Adventurous Life of Wellington’s Chief Medical Officer

Pierre-Louis Coudray From Reason to Revolution • $45 • Paperback 208 pages • 6.75x9.75 • 4 color plates, 15 b/w ills, 5 b/w photos, 2 color photos, 4 maps (2 in color), 5 tables • September 2021 • HIS027000 978-1-91-405982-7

The military feats of the Irish Brigade fighting for the French kings in Italy in 1702, on the plains of Belgium or for the Stuarts in the Scottish Highlands in 1745 still captivate people’s imaginations to this day. Yet, the reality of the lives and deaths of these Irishmen is often eclipsed by nineteenth century historical myths produced in both Ireland and Great Britain for political purposes that were either different or even in complete opposition to the Brigade’s raison d’être. This is not the only paradox attached to the Irish Brigade. Though successful on the battlefields of Europe, they fought other people’s wars.

Tom Scotland From Reason to Revolution • $39.95 Paperback • 178 pages • 6.75x9.5 • 27 figures, 6 maps, 9 charts & 16 tables • Currently Available BIO008000 • 978-1-91-405921-6

This biography celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir James McGrigor, widely regarded as the father of British Army Medical Service. McGrigor had a great interest in the medical profession and was a man of integrity, courage, and initiative who loved the Army. He devoted his life to improving medical care of individual soldiers, whether privates or junior officers, and achieved this by personal example and firm leadership. This is the story of his remarkable life, which was truly a great adventure.

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Helion and Company z The Zulu Kingdom and the Boer Invasion of 1837–1840

The Battle of Lissa, 1866 How the Industrial Revolution Changed the Face of Naval Warfare

John Laband From Musket to Maxim • $45 • Paperback 272 pages • 7x9.75 • c 24 b/w ills, c 16 color ills, 11 maps • December 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405989-6

The invasion in 1837 of the Zulu kingdom by Boers migrating from the British Cape Colony, and the massacres, battles and civil war that ensued between 1838–1840 as the Zulu resisted the settlers with spear against musket, was a critical moment in South African history. Many Afrikaners long celebrated their partial victory as the God-given justification for their subsequent dominion over Africans, while today Africans commemorate the war for its significance in their struggle against colonialism.

Quintin Barry From Musket to Maxim • $55 • Hardback • 232 pages • 6.75x9.75 • c 20 ills, 3 maps • October 2021 • HIS027150 • 978-1-91-405992-6

It has often been said that, so slow was the process of change in naval warfare, Sir Francis Drake would if he was transported to the quarterdeck of the Victory not feel out of place. Half a century on from the end of the Napoleonic wars, a total transformation had taken place in every aspect of naval warfare. As a result of the Industrial Revolution the ships that fought the battle of Lissa would have been unrecognizable to Drake.

From the Atacama to the Andes

Major Allan Wilson and the Shangani Patrol 1893

Alan Curtis

With the break up of the Spanish empire in South America, the continent split into states with often ill-defined boundaries. One of these was that between Bolivia and Chile, which were separated by the Atacama Desert. When it was realized that the area contained nitrates that the world needed for explosives and fertilizer, the scene was set for the inevitable clash. From the Atacama to the Andes tells the brutal struggle between two sides to control the wealth of the Atacama and for retention of Bolivia’s coast. The result was that Chile gained the mineral resources and Bolivia became the second landlocked country on the continent, paving the way for the even more catastrophic Chaco War 50 years later.

Theodore Fontane Gerard W Henry From Musket to Maxim • $44.95 • Paperback 416 pages • 6.75x9.5 • July 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405929-2

This is the first (and only) unabridged translation of Theodor Fontane’s Der deutsche Krieg von 1866 (The German War of 1866) Volume 2, Books 1, 2 & 3, Bohemia and Moravia, and as such represents a significant contribution to the literature of the period. Cited as source material in every major history of the Austro Prussian War, it is now available for the first time in English. Fontane’s celebrated study covers all the major and minor battles that took place between the Prussians, the Austrians and their Saxon allies, in Bohemia, Moravia and Galicia. It ranges from the political origins of the war, to detailed accounts of the actual fighting, to lyrical descriptions of the land.

The Fire of Venture was in his Veins

Battles of the War of the Pacific 1879-1883 From Musket to Maxim • $45 • Paperback 192 pages • 7x9.75 • c 36 b/w photos, 15 maps August 2021 • HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405991-9

The German War of 1866

David Snape From Musket to Maxim • $34.95 • Paperback 164 pages • 7x9.75 • c 30 b/w ills, 4 maps September 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405990-2

The Shangani Patrol was a minor incident in the British expansion in Africa. Much smaller in scale than the massacre of Isandlwana, the fate of the Patrol was a black mark on the British South Africa’s conquest of Matabeleland. The Patrol was part of the Ndebele War which ended in the overthrow of the kingdom of Lobengula. In compiling the story of the Patrol, David Snape has used both contemporary accounts, Parliamentary Papers and the work of other historians to analyze the complexity of the circumstances which led to Wilson’s death.

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Volume 1

Sedan to Saarbruck: The FrancoGerman War 1870-1871

Uniforms, Organisation and Weapons of the Armies of the Imperial Phase of the War Ralph Weaver From Musket to Maxim • $45 • Paperback 184 pages • 7x9.75 • 20 color plates, 4 line drawings, 8 ills • November 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405988-9

Equipment is described as well as the medals many men wore on their chests. The color section illustrates many of the lesser known uniforms worn during the war. Includes an annotated reading list.


z Helion and Company Dust of Glory

Battle for Angola

The Equus Men

The First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-1842, its Causes and Course

The End of the Cold War in Africa c. 1975-89

Rhodesia’s Mounted Infantry: the Grey’s Scouts 1896-1980

Al J Venter

Bill Whitburn Musket to Maxim • $49.95 • Paperback • 400 pages • 6.75x9.5 • 16 sketch maps • August 2021 • HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405933-9

The Russian sponsored attack by the Shah of Persia on Herat, was the latest move in the long running tournament for predominant influence in Central Asia called the Great Game. Its proximity to India could not be tolerated as it threatened British designs for the expansion of trade along the Indus valley. In Dust of Glory the author explores the causes of the First Anglo-Afghan War and describes its course gleaned from a multitude of sources supported by sixteen sketch maps of key actions. No lessons were learned as five more conflicts were to follow in this country that only produces fruit, nuts and opium.

Alexandre Binda $79.95 • Paperback • 562 pages • 6.75x9.5 200 b/w photos, two 16pp color sections Currently Available • HIS001040 978-1-91-405902-5

$44.95 • Paperback • 290 pages • 6.75x9.5 244 b/w & 15 color photos, 10 b/w maps Currently Available • HIS027130 978-1-91-405920-9

Following the publication of Al Venter’s successful Portugal’s Guerrilla Wars in Africa, his Battle for Angola delves further still into the troubled history of this former Portuguese African colony. For the sake of continuity, the author has included several chapters on that colonial struggle in this work, with the main thrust on events before and after - including the civil war that followed Lisbon’s over-hasty departure back to the metrópole, as well as the role of South African mercenaries in defeating the rebel leader Dr Jonas Savimbi (considered by some as the most accomplished guerrilla leader to emerge in Africa in the past century).

This entirely new work by Alexandre Binda, former paymaster to the Grey’s Scouts, tables the remarkable story of Rhodesia’s mounted infantry. Working closely with the last commanding officer, squadron commanders, and a whole host of regimental personalities, Binda has enjoyed unparalleled access to thousands of pages of archival documents and hundreds of previously unpublished photographs. With its informative text and rich profusion of photographs, The Equus Men is a stunning tribute to the equestrian and fighting prowess of the Grey’s Scouts.


Up Against the Wall

The Lessons of the Unfought Battles of the Cold War

The KGB and Latvia Vincent Hunt

Jim Storr $45 • Paperback • 304 pages • 6x9 • 30 color plates, 2 b/w plates, 14 maps, 32 line diagrams, 14 tables • September 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-91-405996-4

The Cold War dominated the global events for over 40 years. Much of the world genuinely believed that a nuclear war might break out at any moment. Millions of men were involved. National budgets strained to equip and sustain them. But what do we really know about the Cold War? Battlegroup! investigates the unfought land battles of the Cold War. It focusses on the 1980s. This is not a counterfactual history. It does not attempt to say who would have won the Third World War. It explodes some myths. It will be uncomfortable reading for some, and contentious in places. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the warfare of the last decade of the Cold War.


Flying Pantechnicons The Story of the Assault Glider Trust Tim Jenkins

$40 • Paperback 378 pages • 6x9 80 b/w photos, 4 maps, 3 tables • July 2021 HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405954-4

Through the stories of people held as prisoners, never told before in English, Up Against the Wall details the methods of a brutal totalitarian regime and the bloody twists and turns of Latvia’s long and complicated relationship with the Soviet security police. This is not for the squeamish. At the KGB headquarters in Riga – the Corner House, or Stūra māja – suspects were questioned and executed during the ‘Year of Terror’ in 1940-41. When the Soviets returned in 1944 vast numbers of Latvians fled and a war of resistance fought from the forests by partisans lasted nearly a decade. The years of Soviet rule ended only in 1991.

$49.95 • Paperback • 208 pages • 7x9.75 c 60 color images • Currently Available HIS027140 • 978-1-91-405916-2

In the summer of 2000, the Midlands Branch of the Glider Pilot Regiment identified a significant gap in the proud heritage of British aviation. Despite numerous preserved aircraft assemblages both in the United Kingdom and abroad, the fact remained that there was no complete surviving example of a publicly accessible Airspeed Horsa assault glider to be found anywhere in the world. The Assault Glider Trust was formed in order to put the situation straight once and for all. Flying Pantechnicons is a fascinating miscellany charting the remarkable story of The Assault Glider Trust and the determination of an entirely charitable voluntary organization in achieving a most ambitious aviation project.

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Helion and Company BC Books Napoleon at Dresden

Napoleon at Leipzig

The Battles of August 1813

The Battle of the Nations 1813

George Nafziger

George Nafziger

$50 • Paperback • 388 pages 6.75x9.75 • c 100 ills, maps August 2021 • HIS027200 978-1-91-405960-5

$69.95 • Paperback 432 pages 6.75x9.5 • 52 b/w ills, 15 b/w maps, 24 color maps Currently Available HIS027200 • 978-1-91-405905-6

This work is the second in a three-volume series on the 1813 campaign; it is the first significant study on the 1813 campaign since Petre. Unlike the other English works on the campaign, it was prepared using French archival and published sources, as well as German, Danish, and Russian published sources. It discusses every battle and significant action in all parts of Germany including various sieges. Detailed color maps support the major battles and a large collection of orders of battle drawn from the French Archives, as well as period-published documents, support the discussion of the campaign, complemented by a large selection of images. Both images and maps are new to this edition of the work.

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 the 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. Napoleon at Leipzig not only covers this pivotal battle, but also the maneuvers that led up to it and the retreat that followed.

Lutzen and Bautzen

Imperial Bayonets

Fight for a Throne

Napoleon’s Spring Campaign of 1813

Tactics of the Napoleonic Battery, Battalion and Brigade as Found in Contemporary Regulations

The Jacobite ‘45 Reconsidered

George Nafziger

$50 • Paperback • 388 pages • 6.75x9.75 c 100 ills & maps • August 2021 • HIS027200 978-1-91-405953-7

Lutzen and Bautzen is a detailed and masterful study of a misunderstood and little covered campaign. Yet it was a war between titans as Napoleon led his conscripts to crush a foe worthy to face him. From the great battles of Lutzen and Bautzen to the skirmishes with marauding Cossacks, George Nafziger follows the complete campaign in Germany from top to bottom, with a wealth of detail. A great researcher, George Nafziger uncovers the secrets of one of the greatest of Napoleonic campaigns. This new edition incorporates a new set of images, and newly commissioned maps.

George Nafziger $45 • Paperback • 296 pages • 6.75x9.75 c 132 ills, 94 tables, 7 charts/graphs • July 2021 HIS027200 • 978-1-91-405958-2

Imperial Bayonets examines the maneuvering systems of the French, Prussians, Russians, Austrians and British from 1792 to 1815. It studies infantry maneuvers and firepower, cavalry maneuvers, and artillery. It is THE definitive work on Napoleonic tactics and a must read for anyone wanting to understand the fundamentals of period tactics. It performs an analysis of both musketry effectiveness and artillery effectiveness, providing curves that demonstrate the effectiveness of both. It also covers brigade maneuvers and army marches.

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Christopher Duffy $60 • Paperback • 682 pages • 6.75x9.5 39 b/w illustrations, 82 b/w maps • Currently Available • HIS027130 • 978-1-91-405915-5

The bid of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobites for the throne of Britain has never lost its grip on the popular imagination. In July 1745 he and a tiny group of companions arrived in Scotland. They came unannounced and unsupported, and yet within less than five months Charles was able to lead an army to within marching distance of London and make King George II fear for this throne. Afterwards the Highland Army continued to out-fight the redcoats in every encounter, except its very last. These were not the achievements of a backward-looking cause, and this groundbreaking study is the first to explain exactly why.


z Helion and Company Harwich Submarines in the Great War The first submarine campaign of the Royal Navy in 1914

The Darkest Year The British Army on the Western Front 1917 Spencer Jones

Mark Harris Rear Admiral Jonathan Westbrook CBE

$29.95 • Hardback • 400 pages • 6x9 • c 30 ills, 15 color maps • October 2021 • HIS027090 978-1-91-405998-8

$59.95 • Paperback • 304 pages • 6.75x9.75 50 b/w ills, 20 b/w photos, 5 tables • August 2021 • HIS027090 • 978-1-91-405997-1

In this stimulating essay collection, leading First World War historians examine key aspects of the British Army’s campaign on the Western Front in 1917. It includes studies of the Battle of Arras, Third Battle of Ypres, and Battle of Cambrai, as well as examinations of British Army strategy, morale, tactics, training, and intelligence gathering. It is the fourth book in Spencer Jones’s award-winning series which examines the British Army on the Western Front year-by-year and marks a major contribution to our understanding of the Army in this controversial year.

The authoritative story of the Royal Navy’s first submarine campaign. The Harwich Submarine Flotilla played a key role establishing British dominance in the North Sea at the beginning of the First World War. Letters, diaries, memoirs and combat reports of the participants are used to give a complete account. Much of this is in print for the first time. Both official and personal archive material is used to tell the story, sourced from British, German and French archives.

The First Tank Crews


The Lives of the Tankmen who Fought at the Battle of Flers Courcelette 15 September

Stephen Pope $55 • Paperback • 400 pages • 6.75x9.75 100 b/w photos, 16 color maps • September 2021 • BIO008000 • 978-1-91-405952-0

Drawing on official records, contemporary newspaper reports and family memories, Stephen Pope provides a fascinating insight into the lives of First Tank Crewmen, covering their recruitment, scant training, rapid deployment and their premature use in battle. He then traces their inter-connected lives over the next two years as tanks played a key role in the defeat of the Germany Army in 1918. This book tells the previously untold stories of bravery, determination and dedication by a group of unsung heroes.


Thousands Of Heroes Have Arisen Sikh Voices of the Great War 1914-1918 Sukwinder Singh Bassi Maj Gen Peter Davies CB $39.95 • Paperback • 416 pages • 6.75x9.5 27 b/w photos • Currently Available HIS027090 • 978-1-91-405907-0

After the annexation of the Punjab in 1849, the British were quick to acknowledge the fighting prowess of the proud Sikh nation and started to recruit Sikhs into the British Indian army. This soldiering tradition continued into the early 20th century and when the Great War commenced in 1914, Sikhs were in high demand. They came forward in their thousands and enlisted in numbers disproportionate to their population. Their voices are ordered chronologically to allow the reader to understand how perspectives changed through the course of the war.

Of No Earthly Use The 2nd Line Territorial Force Divisions and the Western Front K.W. Mitchinson $55 • Paperback • 320 pages • 6.75x9.75 36 color photos, 8 maps, 11 tables • September 2021 • HIS027090 • 978-1-91-405995-7

In 1914, the 2nd Line Territorial Force divisions experienced a difficult birth and faced an uncertain future. Deprived of men and equipment, and with the War Office patently biased towards the Kitchener Armies, the 2nd Line lived a Cinderella existence. This study examines the 2nd Line’s struggles to reach establishment, discover a role, and achieve a degree of efficiency. These difficulties defined the emerging qualities and ethos of the formations and of their component units. Analyses of their performances in different battlefield scenarios affords assessments of the divisions’ fighting power.

Die in Battle, Do not Despair The Indians on Gallipoli 1915 Peter Stanley

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The Indian story of Gallipoli has barely been told before. The first book about their part in the campaign tells their story in new and unexpected ways. It explores the remarkably positive relationship that grew on Gallipoli between Indians and Anzacs, and includes a complete list of the Indian Army dead commemorated on the Helles Memorial on Gallipoli. Professor Peter Stanley, one of Australia’s most distinguished military social historians, has drawn on an extensive range of unpublished evidence, including official and private records in Britain, Australia, New Zealand and India to tell the story of the Indian experience of Gallipoli.

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Kagero z SMS Torpedoboot A-III

The German Battlecruiser SMS Derfflinger

Oleg Pomoshnikov

Super Drawings in 3D 16080 • $37.95 Paperback • 56 pages • 8.3x11.7 • 102 profiles, B2 drawing sheets • Currently Available HIS027150 • 978-83-66673-12-0

In the year 1894, Germany built the last small torpedo boat in the 19th century. Only in 1915, due to the emergence of a new theater of military operations, the construction of a series of 25 small A I torpedo boats had begun. The newly designed Type A I units were to be better adapted to operate off the coast of Flanders. Their full displacement was 137 tons, and the length of the hull was 41.58 m. Driven by a steam engine with a capacity of 1200 HP, it reached the speed of 19–20 knots. The armament consisted of a 50mm or 52mm cannon and two 450mm torpedo tubes.

Duks in Royal Serbian Air Force Dragan Z Saler Aleksandar M Ognjevic Famous Airplanes 5013 • $22.95 • Paperback 72 pages • 8.3x11.7 • Color profiles, diagrams, and archival photos • Currently Available HIS027140 • 978-83-66673-11-3

In the summer of 1910, the Duks factory made the first aircraft modeled on the Farman HF III, the Duks I. The engine was more powerful, but also twice the weight of the original, and there was also a problem with the center of gravity. These flaws were fixed during the test flights and the aircraft was delivered to its buyer. The factory soon made another aircraft Duks II, which was significantly lighter. Unfortunately, the Duks biplane was not accepted as a military aircraft by the Ministry of the Army. It was placed in the factory hangar, and it would be delivered to the Kingdom of Serbia the following year.

Marsden Samuel Gary Staff

The Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau Vol. I Miroslaw Skwiot Mariusz Motyka

Super Drawings in 3D 16079 • $37.95 Paperback • 88 pages • 8.3x11.7 • 140 profiles, B2 drawing sheets • Currently Available HIS027150 • 978-83-66673-05-2

The Derfflinger class was considered to be the best battle cruisers completed up until the end of the First World War. Aesthetically they were also the most handsome. The General Department thought the change to 30.5cm caliber was essential. The weight increase of 8 30.5cm guns over 10 28cm guns was just 36 tons and the latest English battleships were fitted with 300mm armor.

Grumman F-14 Tomcat in US Navy Service Salvador Mafe Huertas Monographs 3074 • $28.95 • Paperback • 108 pages • 8.3x11.7 • 150 archival photos, 10 color profiles • Currently Available • HIS027140 978-83-66673-30-4

The F-14 Tomcat is more than just a naval plane, it has marked an era in the same way that aircraft like the F-4 Phantom II, the different models of the mythical Mirage, the F-86 Sabre, the P-51 Mustang, and the Spitfire did. The uniqueness of its mission and having a single user (in addition to Iran) were not an obstacle for this exceptional fighter to gain respect and a reputation that few fighter planes have had throughout the twentieth century.

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Hard Cover Series 95008 • $59.95 • Hardback 292 pages • 8.3x11.7 • 200 photos; 32 Stereoscopic photos; 309 3D visualization; 8 3D anaglyphs; 1:200, 1:11, 1:50, 1:25 scale drawings Currently Available • HIS027150 978-83-66673-15-1

The battleships of the Kriegsmarine are only four vessels in total. Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, did not make as spectacular combat career as the other two. Their career practically boiled down to staying in a port, dock or roadstead until they sank or the hostilities ended.

The 38M Toldi Light Tank Peter Mujzer

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The 38M Toldi light tank entered into service in 1940. Before that time the Army had its WWI style armored trains, armored cars and the tiny Italian FIAT Ansaldo tankettes. The 38M Toldi light tank and its Swedish origin the L-60 were the same class as the German Pz. II, the Polish 7TP, the Soviet T-40 and T-60 light tanks, designated for reconnaissance and liaison role. However, at the beginning of the war it was the only tracked armored vehicles of the Hungarians to fight the Red Army in 1941. The 38M Toldi light tank was also the first armored vehicle produced by the Hungarian War Industry during the war.


Kagero z Panavia Tornado

Fiat G.55 Centauro

Salvador Mafe Huertas

Eduardo Manuel Gil Martínez

In Combat 8805 • $24.95 • Paperback 68 pages • 8.3x11.7 • Drawing sheets, 8 color profiles, 200 archival photos, poster • Currently Available • HIS027140 • 978-83-66673-17-5

Panavia Tornado - a twin-engine fighter-bomber and a heavy, two-seater fighter plane with variable wing geometry produced in cooperation with Great Britain, Germany and Italy. There are three main versions of the Tornado aircraft: the Tornado IDS (Interdictor / Strike) attack version, the Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant) interceptor version and the Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance) electronic combat version.

In Combat 8806 • $24.95 • Paperback 82 pages • 8.3x11.7 • 8 Drawing sheets, 9 color profiles, 156 archival photos, 3 maps, A4 poster Currently Available • HIS027140 978-83-66673-25-0

The Fiat G.55 Centauro was a single-engine single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. The FIAT G.55 was a fighter whose merits were undoubtedly greater than those that can be deduced from the short building figures or from its use in service. The value of this aircraft was shown when after the WW2 it was ordered to FIAT to resume the manufacturing of the aircraft bringing to life a new G.55 versions named G.55A and G.55B.

Eastern Front Vol. I

Japanese Fighters

Arkadiusz Wróbel

Arkadiusz Wróbel

Ausf. G/H/J Michal Kuchciak In Combat 8804 • $24.95 • Paperback 80 pages • 8.3x11.7 • 6 Drawing sheets, 18 color profiles, 100 archival photos, A4 poster Currently Available • HIS027100 978-83-66673-18-2

Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfw IV) - German medium tank from World War II. Until the fall of 1942, it was the heaviest tank in the army of the Third Reich. Initially, it was armed with a 75 mm short-barreled cannon, but as a result of the experience gained, it was rearmed with long-barreled guns.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 A-F Arkadiusz Wróbel

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Camouflage & Decals 5503 • $19.95 Paperback • 40 pages • 8.3x11.7 • color profiles, free decal • Currently Available • HIS027140 978-83-66673-22-9

This book presents color profiles of selected tanks fighting on the Eastern Front, both on the Soviet and German sides. The book contains a free decal sheet.

Contains color profiles of the most famous Japanese fighters such as: Ki-43, Ki-44, Ki-61, Ki-84, Ki-100, Mitsubishi J2M3, Kawanishi N1K2, A6M2, A6M5, A6M4. This book also comes with a free decal sheet.


German Medium Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV

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Describes in detail the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the most famous WW2 German fighter. The book presents color profiles of all versions from A to F. The book also contains a free decal sheet.

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B-2,B-2/N, C-3

The Soviet Fighter Yakovlev Yak-3

The Battleship USS California

Marek Rys

Anirudh Rao

Witold Koszela

TopDrawings • $24.95 Paperback • 20 pages 8.3x11.7 • drawing sheets, color profiles Currently Available • HIS027140 978-83-66673-02-1

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Heinkel He 219 Uhu

Club 1/72

The Japanese Battleship Kongo 1944

Arado Ar 234

The German Night Fighter Marek Ryś TopDrawings • $24.95 Paperback • 20 pages 8.3x11.7 • drawing sheets, color profiles Currently Available • HIS027140 978-83-66673-10-6

The Aircraft Carrier HMS Invincible Witold Koszela TopDrawings • $24.95 Paperback • 28 pages 8.3x11.7 • drawing sheets, color profiles Currently Available • CRA020000 978-83-66673-26-7

Aircraft Drawings. The Best of Mariusz Łukasik Mariusz Łukasik TopDrawings • $24.95 Paperback • 124 pages 8.3x11.7 • drawing sheets in 1/72 scale Currently Available • HIS027140 978-83-66673-19-9

The German Armoured Infantry Support Gun Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär Krzysztof Mucha TopDrawings• $24.95 • Paperback 24 pages • 8.3x11.7 • drawing sheets, color profiles, poster • Currently Available CRA020000 • 978-83-66673-27-4

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Messer-schmitt Me 210/ Me 410 Anirudh Rao TopDrawings • $24.95 Paperback • 20 pages 8.3x11.7 • drawing sheets, color profiles, poster Currently Available • HIS027140 978-83-66673-28-1


Kagero • Model Centrum Progres • Panzerwrecks • Leo Cooper Banovallum Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet

Vought F4U Corsair

Adrian Wolnicki Sebastian Piechowiak

Karoly Bear Marcin Giepierski

Kit Build 41005 • $24.95 • Paperback 56 pages • 8.25x11.69 • 132 photos, 10 color profiles, masking foil Currently Available • HIS027140 978-83-66673-13-7 • Kagero

Kit Build 41006 • $24.95 • Paperback 64 pages • 8.25x11.69 • 120 photos, 8 color profiles, A4 poster Currently Available • CRA020000 978-83-66673-24-3 • Kagero

The Boeing F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet are twin-engine, carrier-capable variants based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet.

In February 1938, the United States Navy opened a competition for a new fighter. The maximum speed and operational ceiling were to exceed all the machines that the American aviation had at the time. Among others, the Chance Vought company entered the competition. The Corsair was designed by a team of engineers led by Rex Beisel, the company’s chief constructor. The prototype XF4U-1 was flown on May 29, 1940. The Corsair was powered by an eighteen-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp. That was the largest and the most powerful radial engine ever installed in a single-seat front fighter.

South African Air Force Fighter Colors 1941-1942

Vol. 2 The War in the Desert

Piet van Schalkwyk Warplane Color Gallery 3 • $48.95 • Paperback 88 pages • 11x8.5 • 20 full-color plates, 95 b/w photos • Currently Available • HIS027100 978-8-36-067233-4 • Model Centrum Progres

Once the East African Campaign was concluded, some of the SAAF Fighter Squadrons, operating in Ethiopia and Sudan, moved north to Egypt to partake in the campaign in Palestine and the Desert War. This volume covers the combat history of these fighter squadrons during the campaign, as well as the colors and markings of their aircraft. This volume will be followed by a third volume, tracing the onwards history of these squadrons.


Hitler’s Terror Weapons Geoffrey Brooks

Forgotten Archives 3 The Lost Signal Corps Photos Darren Neely Felipe Rodna $59.99 • Hardback 240 pages • 10.85x8.5 249 photographs, 8 pages of color artwork Currently Available • HIS027080 978-1-90-803221-8 Darren Neely lives in Maryland • Panzerwrecks

This superbly produced 240-page book features 249 clear, high-quality photographs of US and German fighting vehicles, which are complemented by 8-pages of specially commissioned color artwork. QR-codes are included on 31 pages; point your smartphone camera at them to see the scene in Google Maps or Street View.

$26.95 • Paperback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-39-901339-0 • Leo Cooper

This is the story of the Terror Weapons developed by Hitler and Nazi Germany that were intended to be unleashed with devastating effect on the rest of the World. The book charts the development of the V rockets and their successes against allied targets. It then goes on to look at the even more sinister deadly weapons that Hitler was planning and developing, but fortunately did not succeed in producing. Hitler’s Terror Weapons tells of the desperate efforts of the Nazis to produce war-winning weapons, and the measures taken by the Allies at the high levels to frustrate them in their aim.

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z NAA Mustang III, (P-51B5-NA) Dariusz Karnas Zbigniew Kolacha

MMP Books Hawker Hurricane IIc

Hawker Hurricane IIb

Marek Rys Thierry Vallet

Marek Rys Thierry Vallet

Single 35 • $11.90 • Paperback • 24 pages 8.2x11.8 • photos, color profiles Currently Available • HIS027100 978-8-36-654951-7

Single 36 • $11.90 • Paperback • 24 pages 8.2x11.8 • photos, color profiles • July 2021 HIS027100 • 978-8-36-654952-4

Single 37 • $11.90 • Paperback • 24 pages 8.2x11.8 • photos, color profiles • July 2021 HIS027100 • 978-8-36-654953-1

This book compiles 4-view color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the NAA Mustang III, (P-51B-5-NA). Scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also includes photos of the details in B&W and color.

This book compiles 4-view color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the Hawker Hurricane IIc. Scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also includes photos of the details in B&W and color and 4-view color profiles of the Hawker Hurricane IIc flown by Sgt Antoni Beda.

This book compiles 4-view color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the Hawker Hurricane IIb. Scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also includes photos of the details in B&W and color and 4-view color profiles of the Hawker Hurricane IIb of the VVS USSR.

PZL TS-11 Iskra bis DF

Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF

Grumman F4F Wildcat

Dariusz Karnas Artur Juszczak

Dariusz Karnas Artur Juszczak

Zbigniew Kolacha

Single 39 • $11.90 • Paperback • 24 pages 8.2x11.8 • photos, color profiles • August 2021 HIS027140 • 978-8-36-654955-5

Single 38 • $11.90 • Paperback • 24 pages 8.2x11.8 • photos, color profiles • August 2021 HIS027140 • 978-8-36-654954-8

Spotlight On 27 • $29 • Hardback • 44 pages 8.2x11.8 • 42 color profiles • Currently Available CRA020000 • 978-8-36-654935-7

This book compiles 4-view color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the PZL TS-11 Iskra bis DF. Scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also includes photos of the details in B&W and color and 4-view color profiles of the PZL TS-11 Iskra bis DF in Polish Service.

This book compiles 4-view color profiles, scale plans, and photo details of the single variant of the Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF. Scale plans in 1/72 and 1/48 scales plus drawings from wartime technical manuals. Also includes photos of the details in B&W and color and 4-view color profiles of the Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21MF in Polish Service.

40 color profiles of the Grumman F4F Wildcat versions. Specially commissioned profiles with high level details.

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MMP Books z RWD-14 Czapla

Fairey Flycatcher

Dariusz Karnas

Dariusz Karnas

Scale Plans 69 • $11.99 • Paperback • 24 pages 8.2x11.8 • Scale plans • Currently Available CRA020000 • 978-8-36-654939-5

Scale plans in 1/32, 1/48, and 1/72 of the Polish RWD-14 aircraft. 8 A3 size scale plans of RWD-14 aircraft.

Combat Meteors Alex Crawford John Smith

Scale Plans 70 • $11.99 • Paperback • 24 pages 8.2x11.8 • Scale plans • Currently Available CRA020000 • 978-8-36-654940-1

Scale plans in 1/32, 1/48, and 1/72 of the British Fairey Flycatcher fighter. 8 A3 size scale plans of British Fairey Flycatcher versions.

Flying Flatiron, Gloster Javelin

RWD-8 Dariusz Karnas

Scale Plans 71 • $11.99 Paperback • 24 pages 8.2x11.8 • Scale plans • Currently Available CRA020000 • 978-8-36-654941-8

Scale plans in 1/32, 1/48, and 1/72 of the Polish RWD-8 aircraft. 8 A3 size scale plans of RWD-8 versions.

Henschel Hs 126 Robert Panek

Alex Crawford

White Series 9152 • $39 Paperback 160 pages • 8.2x11.8 • photos and 40+ color profiles • October 2021 • HIS027140 978-8-36-654950-0

After WWII Europe’s air forces were keen to rebuild their air arms with jet aircraft. With little to choose from the Meteor was the prime candidate and hundreds were sold over the following years. Further afield in the Middle East, Meteors were sold to Egypt, Israel and Syria. In far off South America, Argentina, Brazil and Ecuador purchased the aircraft. On the other side of the World, South Africa and Australia operated them as well. Although it did not achieve a large amount of victories, the Meteor played an important part in the emerging air forces of a forever changing post-WWII World. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts & scale aeromodellers.


Orange Series 8123 • $55 • Paperback 240 pages • 8.2x11.8 • B&W photos, color photos, scale plans, color profiles • July 2021 HIS027140 • 978-8-36-654938-8

The Flying Flat Iron and the Harmonious Dragmaster were just two names given to the Gloster Javelin. Designed from the outset as an all-weather day and night two seat fighter, its aim was to take on the large formations of Russian bombers that everyone thought would herald the start of WWIII. This 15 ton behemoth was the first delta wing aircraft to enter RAF service, and the last aircraft to bear the Gloster name. It never met the enemy it was designed for. Instead it ended its days flying low over the Borneo and Malaya jungle searching for insurgents, but it soldiered on and performed all the tasks that was asked of it.

Camera ON 30 • $25 • Paperback • 80 pages 8.2x11.8 • 140 B&W photos • October 2021 HIS027100 • 978-8-36-654944-9

This new photo album is number 30 in the MMPBooks/Stratus “Camera On” series and is the first to cover in such photographic detail the usage of the Henschel Hs 126 aircraft. This book contains 140+ photographs mostly taken by the average German soldier and is an invaluable reference for military historians and modellers alike. A4 size, 80 pages.

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Real Weathering Dick Taylor Green Series 4128 • $55 Paperback • 180 pages • 8.2x11.8 color photos • Currently Available CRA020000 978-8-36-654937-1

Ryusuke Ishiguro Tadeusz Januszewski $40 • Hardback • 200 pages 8.2x11.8 • photos, color profiles November 2021 • HIS027100 978-8-36-654956-2

This is the second edition of the first English language book to describe in detail the aircraft carried by Japan’s extensive submarine fleet in World War Two. More than any other nation, Japan designed, built and operated aircraft launched from submarines, using them for reconnaissance and also (uniquely) for bombing and attack missions. This fascinating history of an under-published aspect of World War Two aviation warfare is illustrated with photographs, scale plans and full color illustrations, including those of the preserved Seiran. This book includes 200 photographs (many of which have not been published before) and 30 color profiles (plus top and bottom views of representative aircraft).

This is a book about weathering and designed with one audience in mind – the military modeler. To be sure, there are many books concerned with weathering military models available, but they all concentrate on weathering techniques – pre-shading, washes, pin-washes, dry-brushing, hairspray, you name it, it has a name and a technique. This book is different: it does not tell the modeler how to achieve a particular finish. Rather, it is a reference book showing a range of real military vehicles and their components in real military environments.

Avro Lancaster I/III The Fighting Colours of Richard J. Caruana. 50th Anniversary Collection. 1: Saab 37 Viggen Richard J Caruana $25 • Paperback • 40 pages • 11.8x8.2 • photos and 40+ color profiles • Currently Available HIS027140 • 978-8-36-654946-3

Internationally renowned aviation artist and historian Richard J. Caruana provides a tribute to an often under-appreciated aviation legend, the Saab 37 Viggen. Richard’s book provides a brief history of the aircraft combined with an exceptional collection of over 56 color profiles showing schemes worn by Viggens operationally.

Grzegorz Korcz Andrzej M. Olejniczak

Battleships Queen Elizabeth Class Witold Koszela ShipShapes 2 • $59 • Hardback • 160 pages 8.3x8.3 • photos, technical drawings • July 2021 CRA020000 • 978-8-36-654936-4

This book is a compilation in which we will find the technical description of the British Queen Elizabeth Class battleships. Queen Elizabeth, Warspite, Valiant, Barham, and Malaya are described. The author describes their technical aspects, precisely indicating their differences among others. All the ships are illustrated with full technical specifications.

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Polish Wings 31 • $28 • Paperback 96 pages • 8.2x11.8 • 200 photos, 30 color profiles • October 2021 • HIS027100 978-8-36-654945-6

The book describes service of famous Avro Lancaster I/III bombers used by Polish pilots in Britain during 1941-1945. The book has includes 200 photographs (many of which have not been published before) and 30 color profiles (plus top and bottom views of representative aircraft).


Penz •&zSword MIG Menace Over Korea

Flying Catalinas The Consoldiated PBY Catalina in WWII

The Story of Soviet Fighter Ace Nicolai Sutiagian

Andrew Hendrie $26.95 • Paperback • 256 pages 6x9.25 • 100 B&W Integrated Images • July 2021 • HIS027140 978-1-39-901309-3

Igor Seidov Yuri Sutiagin $29.95 • Paperback • 256 pages 6x9.25 • 40 illustrations November 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-39-901428-1

The consolidated PBY Catalina was probably the most versatile and successful flying boat/amphibian ever built, serving not just with Nikolai Vasil’evich Sutiagin, the the US Army, Navy and Coast top-scoring Soviet air ace of the Guard during the Second World Korean War, flew his MiG-15 in War, but also with the air forces of lethal dogfights against American Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, with the Danes, Free French and Sabres and Australian Meteors throughout the conflict. He is credited with at Norwegians as well as in Brazil, Chile, Indonesia and elsewhere. 22 ‘kills’. Yet the full story of his extraordinary achievements - and the story of the Red Air Force in Korea - has never been told. Only now, with the opening With a remarkable lifting capacity and endurance, this long-range twin-engine aircraft could absorb a great deal of punishment and still return of Russian archives, can an authoritative account of his wartime exploits be home after flights lasting an entire day and covering thousands of miles. written. It was employed as a maritime reconnaissance aircraft, as a bomber and The authors use official records, the reminiscences of Sutiagin’s comrades torpedo-bomber, as an anti-submarine weapon, as a mine layer, as a special and his wife’s diary to reconstruct in vivid detail the career of one of the great operations machine and as a search-and-rescue craft by day and night. It fighter pilots. ferried stores, mail and people - many of them sick and injured - across the world’s oceans.

Drop Zone Burma Adventures in Allied Air-Supply 1943–45 Roger Annett

$29.95 • Paperback • 240 pages • 6x9.25 40 B&W Photos in plate section • October 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-39-901427-4

Air-dropped supplies were a vital part of the Allied campaign in Burma during World War II. The transportation of munitions, food and medical supplies was undertaken in the most difficult situations, both on the land and in the air when hazardous flying conditions were met in the steamy airs above the forest treetops. This book is based upon the memories of nine veterans of the campaign, it describes how they arrived in Burma and their previous wartime experiences and then explains their parts in the famous actions such as The Defence of Arakan, The Sieges of Imphal and Kohima, the Allied Counter-attack, the Advance to Mandalay and the Race to Rangoon.


The Millionaires’ Squadron

Caribbean Volunteers at War

The Remarkable Story of 601 Squadron and the Flying Sword

The Forgotten Story of the RAF’s ‘Tuskegee Airmen’

Tom Moulson $29.95 • Paperback • 256 pages • 6x9.25 40 black and white images in plates August 2021 • HIS027140 • 978-1-39-901317-8

601 (Auxiliary) Squadron of the RAF is famed for a host of reasons. Notable for the social caliber of its members, the unit came to be known as ‘The Millionaires Squadron’, seeing real action in the Battles of Britain and Malta, with many of its members securing distinguished victories. Despite their social rank, they were thrust right into the heart of the action, with mortality proving to be the great social leveller. From pampered pre-war lifestyles to perilous front-line deployment, their career trajectories featured the kind of radical changes of pace and focus that war alone engenders.

Mark Johnson $26.95 • Paperback • 216 pages • 6x9.25 Currently Available • HIS027140 978-1-39-901016-0

The heroic exploits of the Caribbean men and women who volunteered their services to the Allied effort during the Second World War have, until now, passed by with little fanfare or attention. Mark Johnson presents us with an engrossing and humane account of the exploits of such individuals. Including a great number of insights and fascinating details taken from conversations with his great-uncle, John Blair, the book illuminates the day-to-day reality of life as a Caribbean volunteer during the Second World War and the kind of culture-clash experiences that characterised their wartime careers.

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Pen & Sword z•z The Spanish Civil War at Sea

Royal Navy Versus the Slave Traders

Dark and Dangerous Waters

Enforcing Abolition at Sea, 1808–1898

Michael Alpert $42.95 • Hardback • 256 pages 6x9.25 • 8 black and white illustrations, 3 black and white maps and various tables July 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-52-676436-2

Bernard Edwards

The Spanish Civil War of 19361939 underlined the importance of the sea as the supply route to both General Franco’s insurgents and the Spanish Republic. There were attempted blockades by Franco as well as attacks by his Italian and German allies against legitimate neutral, largely British, merchant shipping bound for Spanish Republican ports and challenges to the Royal Navy, which was obliged to maintain a heavy presence in the area. The conflict provoked splits in British public opinion. Events at sea both created and reflected the international tensions of the later 1930s, when the policy of appeasement of Germany and Italy dissuaded Britain from taking action against those countries’ activities in Spain, except to participate in a largely ineffective naval patrol to try to prevent the supply of war material to both sides.

On 16 March 1807, the British Parliament passed The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. In the following year the Royal Navy’s African Squadron was formed, its mission to stop and search ships at sea suspected of carrying slaves from Africa to the Americas and the Middle East. With typical thoroughness, the Royal Navy went further, and took the fight to the enemy, sailing boldly up uncharted rivers and creeks to attack the barracoon’s where the slaves were assembled ready for shipment. For much of its long campaign against the evil of slavery Britain’s Navy fought alone and unrecognized. Its enemies were many and formidable. Ranged against it were the African chiefs, who sold their own people into slavery, the Arabs, who rode shotgun on the slave caravans to the coast, and the slave ships of the rest of the world, heavily armed, and prepared to do battle to protect their right to traffic in the forbidden black ivory.

Churchill’s Admiral in Two World Wars Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge and Dover GCB KCVO CMG DSO Jim Crossley $29.95 • Paperback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 12 black and white illustrations • October 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-39-900156-4

Roger Keyes was the archetype of 19th to 20th century Royal Navy officers. A superb seaman, inspiring leader and fearless fighter he immediately caught the eye of senior figures in the naval establishment as well as the up and coming politician, Winston Churchill. The relationship between these two brave men survived disappointment, disagreement and eventually disillusion. Always eager to lead from the front and hurl himself at the enemy his mind set tended to be that of a junior officer trying to prove himself, not that of a senior Admiral.

$29.95 • Paperback • 208 pages 6x9.25 • 8pp B&W photos August 2021 • HIS027150 978-1-39-901350-5

Britain and the Ocean Road

Surviving the Arctic Convoys

Shipwrecks and People, 1297-1825

The Wartime Memoirs of Leading Seaman Charlie Erswell

Ian Friel $49.95 • Hardback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 Integrated maps, figures and 1 x 16 pp of mono illustrations • Currently Available • HIS057000 978-1-52-673836-3

Britain and the Ocean Road uses new firsthand research and unconventional interpretations to take a fresh look at British maritime history in the age of sail. The human stories of eight shipwrecks serve as waypoints on the voyage, as the book explores how and why Britain became a global sea power. Each chapter has people at its heart – sailors, seafaring families, passengers, merchants, pirates, explorers, and many others. Britain and the Ocean Road is the first of two works aimed at introducing a general audience to the gripping (and at times horrifying) story of Britain, its people and the sea.

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John R McKay $39.95 • Hardback • 192 pages • 6x9.25 32 black and white illustrations • August 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-39-901303-1

Charlie Erswell saw more than his fair share of action during the Second World War. He was present at the 1942 landing in North Africa, D-Day and the liberation of Norway. But his main area of operations was that of the Arctic Convoys, escorting merchant ships taking essential war supplies to Russia. Fortunately, Charlie kept a record of his experiences and is alive today to describe them. His story, published to coincide with the 80th Anniversary of the first convoy, is more than one man’s account. It is an inspiring tribute to his colleagues, many of whom were killed in action.


Penz •&zSword The Men Who Flew the Heavy Bombers

The Schneider Trophy Air Races

RAF and USAAF Four-Engine Heavies in the Second World War

The Development of Flight from 1909 to the Spitfire

Martin W Bowman $42.95 • Hardback • 256 pages 6x9.25 • 60 b&w illustrations Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-52-674631-3

Jerry Murland $42.95 • Hardback • 256 pages 9.6x9.5 • 100 black and white illustrations • November 2021 HIS027140 • 978-1-52-677001-1

When Jacques Schneider devised and inaugurated the Coupe Hundreds of hours of painstaking d’Aviation Maritime race for and fact-finding research and seaplanes in 1913, no-one could have predicted the profound effect the interviews and correspondence Series would have on aircraft design and aeronautical development, not to with numerous airmen and women and their relatives, in Britain, America and beyond has been woven into a highly readable and emotional outpouring mention world history. of life and death in combat over the Third Reich as the men of the RAF and Howard Pixton’s 1914 victory in a Sopwith Tabloid biplane surprisingly Commonwealth and American air forces describe in their own words the surpassed the performance of monoplanes and other manufacturers turned compelling, gripping and thought-provoking narrative of the Combined back to biplanes. During The Great War aerial combat was almost entirely Bomber Offensive in World War Two, which resulted from the RAF nocturnal conducted by biplanes, with their low landing speeds, rapid climb rates and onslaught and the American unescorted precision attacks on targets manoeuvrability. throughout the Reich until the P-51 Mustang escort fighters enabled the 8th This is a fascinating account of the air race series that had a huge influence on to assume the mantle of the leading bombing partner in theatre. the development of flight.

Night Fighter Navigator Beaufighters and Mosquitos in WWII Dennis Gosling $29.95 • Paperback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 Black and white illustrations • August 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-39-901310-9

Dennis Gosling joined the RAF on May 24 1940. He was posted to 219 Squadron flying the night-fighter version of the Beaufighter from Tangmere in 1941. As a navigator, he became part of a two-man team that would endure throughout his first operational tour. This autobiography is written as stated by the author “I want my readers to relive my experiences as they happened to me - to take their hands and have them walk beside me. I want them to feel the joy and the pain, share the laughs and the heartache, take pleasure in the triumphs, agonize with me when things went wrong and understand why my Service years influenced so much of my life.” He has succeeded magnificently.


Night Fighter over Germany

The Four Geniuses of the Battle of Britain

The Long Road to the Sky

Watson-Watt, Henry Royce, Sydney Camm and RJ Mitchell

Graham White $29.95 • Paperback • 240 pages • 6.25x9.25 50 cartoons within text & approx 60 mono photos in plate section • July 2021 • HIS027140 978-1-39-901343-7

These are the highly evocative wartime memoirs of a young NCO pilot whose operational experience was with Beaufighters and Mosquitoes flying in the long-range night-fighter role. It is not a gung-ho account of daring-do, but a ‘warts and all’ story of what life was really like in that time of international crisis. Threaded into a fascinating story are the entirely human tales of nights out on the town, when stressed crews could relieve the stress of combat. Some hilarious accounts of wild nights on the ground blend comfortably with the dark skies over Europe and the endless search for the invisible Luftwaffe who were tasked with the destruction of Allied heavy bombers.

David Coles Peter Sherrard $29.95 • Paperback • 192 pages • 6x9.25 1x16pp mono plate section • September 2021 HIS027140 • 978-1-39-901315-4

Had it not been for the vital contributions of the four men and their inventions described in this book the Battle of Britain could not have been won by the Royal Air Force. Each of these brilliant men contributed enormously to the aircraft and equipment upon which the gallant RAF fighter pilots depended to take on and defeat the hitherto overpowering Luftwaffe during Hitler’s European onslaught. This is the story of those men behind the scene of the greatest air battle in history.

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Michael Green

Special Reconnaissance The Colonel and I My Life with Gaddafi and Advanced Small Daad Sharab Unit Patrolling

$34.95 • Hardback • 272 pages • 6.5x9.5 200 black and white illustrations • Currently Available • HIS027080 • 978-1-52-677666-2 Michael Green lives in California

Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for Special Operations Forces

American Artillery From 1775 to the Present Day

The first regiment of artillery in the American Continental Army was formed in 1775. During the American Civil War (1861-1865) artillery evolved from the employment of individual batteries to massed fire of grouped batteries. In 1907, the US Army Artillery Corps was reorganized into the Field Artillery and the Coast Artillery Corps. During the First World War (1914-1918), a lack of American-made weapons saw the adoption of foreign artillery pieces. The Second World War demanded the introduction of many new field artillery pieces by the US Army. General Patton later commented, “I don’t have to tell you who won the war, you know our artillery did.” American artillery firepower also took a heavy toll of the enemy during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During the Cold War American artillery continued to develop, embracing new weapons systems including tactical nuclear missiles which thankfully never had to be used. Conventional artillery proved highly effective during both Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. This superbly illustrated and authoritative work covers the full range of artillery weaponry which has been in service with US armed forces.

Edward Wolcoff $49.95 • Hardback • 336 pages • 9.6x9.5 • 100 color & black and white illustrations & diagrams August 2021 • HIS027180 • 978-1-52-677909-0

This book will serve as a tactical “bible” tailored to the military Special Operations, intelligence and paramilitary/law-enforcement communities and other interested parties - - with the intention of breaking the invent-and-forget/reinventing-the-wheel cycle with an aim to increase the effectiveness and lethality of SpecOps personnel and units, while saving the lives of SpecOps personnel engaged in high-risk operations. Wolcoff describes numerous historical examples of special reconnaissance (SR) operations, with some emphasis on lessons-learned/Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures gained from the legendary Military Assistance Command Vietnam – Special Operations Group (MACV-SOG) SR operations conducted during the Vietnam-era, including operational accounts and analyses of specific missions. Few of these TTPs and lessons-learned have been archived or collated into a usable form for SpecOps personnel or units; this book is intended to preserve and embed this valuable and volatile compilation of tradecraft, that has been obtained at such cost in lives. Wolcoff covers the gamut of specialized SR topics ranging from operational planning and preparation, through execution, logistics and command and control - - all in substantial trade-craft detail.

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$39.95 • Hardback • 256 pages • 6x9.25 32 color illustrations • November 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-52-679598-4

The Colonel and I: My Life with Gaddafi is the inside story of the extraordinary world of Libya’s fallen dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. For almost half his 42-year reign, Daad Sharab was his trusted trouble shooter and confidante – the only outsider to be admitted to his inner circle. Down the years many have written about Gaddafi, but none have been so close. Daad witnessed the ruthlessness of a flawed leader who is blamed for ordering the Lockerbie bombing, and she became the go-between for the only man convicted of the atrocity. She does not seek to sugar-coat Gaddafi’s legacy, preferring readers to judge for themselves, but also observed a hidden, more humane side. The leader was a troubled father and compassionate statesman who kept sight of his humble Bedouin roots, and was capable of great acts of generosity. The author also pulls no punches about how Western politicians, such as Tony Blair, George Bush and Hillary Clinton, shamelessly wooed his oil-rich regime. Despite her warnings the dictator was ultimately consumed by megalomania and Daad was caught up in his dramatic fall. Falsely accused by Gaddafi’s notorious secret service of being both The Colonel’s mistress and a spy, her story ends in betrayal and imprisonment. Caught up in the Arab Spring uprising, she faced a fight for life as bombs rained down on Libya.


Penz •&zSword Pioneers of Irregular Warfare

The Jungle War Against the Japanese

Secrets of the Military Intelligence Research Department of the Second World War

Ensanguined Asia, 1941-1945 Tim Heath $34.95 • Hardback • 232 pages 6x9.25 • 20 black and white illustrations • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-1-52-675986-3

Malcolm Atkin $42.95 • Hardback • 272 pages 6x9.25 • 30 b&w illustrations Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-52-676600-7

Covert operations and ingenious weapons for irregular warfare were developed rapidly, and with great success, by the British during the Second World War, and the story of the most famous organizations involved like SOE, the SAS and Section D of SIS is now well known, but Military Intelligence, the smallest but one of the most influential of these units is relatively unknown. Malcolm Atkin’s intriguing and meticulously researched account describes their role at the heart of the War Office in trying to develop a ‘respectable’ arm of irregular warfare and their innovations ranging from the early Commandos, sticky bombs, limpet mines, booby traps, and even helicopters to the creation of the MI9 escape organization.

Spanish Republicans and the Second World War Republic Across the Mountains Jonathan Whitehead

The rule became a simple one: the jungle is neutral. It favors neither friend nor foe. It favous only he who is prepared to adapt to it the best and utilize it to his best advantage. You cannot fight the jungle itself; if you do you will almost certainly die trying. Based on the accounts of three culturally different veterans, Tim Heath investigates the war against the Japanese, primarily in the jungles of Asia during the Second World War. From the first jungle forays, through to the defeats, the victories, the massacre of indigenous populations, the war crimes and the final elements of the war in the jungle which led to ultimate victory over the Japanese, this volume is a unique attempt at telling the story from a fresh perspective.

Forgotten Tanks and Guns of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s David Lister Paul Charlton

$42.95 • Hardback • 312 pages • 6x9.25 • 30 black and white illustrations • September 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-39-900451-0

$29.95 • Paperback • 144 pages • 6x9.25 • 80 black and white illustrations • October 2021 HIS027080 • 978-1-39-901432-8

Spanish Republicans and the Second World War tells the stories of the 500,000 Spanish Republicans that fled across the Pyrenees in 1939 as Catalonia fell to Franco’s victorious army in the final weeks of the Civil War. Many of the exiles joined the French and British armed forces and saw action in various theaters including Africa and Europe. Whitehead also examines the role of the Spanish volunteers of the División Azul who swore an oath of allegiance to Hitler and fought with the Wehrmacht on the Eastern Front.

History forgets. Files are lost and mislaid. But this book seeks to shine a light, offering a collection of cutting edge pieces of historical research detailing some of the most fascinating arms and armament projects from the 1920s to the end of the 1940’s, nearly all of which had previously been lost to history. Items in this fascinating history include a wide variety of guns, rocket launchers, super heavy tanks and countless pieces of specialized armour. Previously overlooked, the histories of these objects has finally been uncovered.


Hitler’s War in Africa 1941-1942 The Road to Cairo David MitchelhillGreen $34.95 • Hardback • 176 pages • 6x9.25 • 32 black and white illustrations • August 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-674436-4

Adolf Hitler’s war in Africa arose from the urgent need to reinforce the Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, whose 1940 invasion of Egypt had been soundly beaten. Of secondary importance to his ideological dream of conquering the Soviet Union, Germany’s Führer rushed a small mechanized force into the unfamiliar North African theater to stave off defeat and avert any political fallout. David Mitchelhill-Green has gathered a wealth of personal narratives from both sides as he follows the brash exploits of General Rommel, intent on retaking Libya. Against this backdrop is the brutal human experience of war itself.

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Pen & Sword z•z Stalin’s War on Japan The Red Army’s ‘Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation’, 1945 Charles Stephenson $34.95 • Hardback • 272 pages 6x9.25 • 20 black and white illustrations July 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-52-678594-7

Did Japan surrender because of the death and devastation caused by the atomic bombs dropped by the Americans on Hiroshima and Nagasaki or because of the crushing defeat inflicted on their armies by the Soviet Union in Manchukuo? Indeed, the Red Army’s rapid and total victory in Manchukuo has been relatively neglected by historians. The military side of the story is explored in fascinating detail – the invasion of Manchukuo itself where the Soviet ‘Deep Battle’ concept was employed with shattering results, and secondary actions in Korea, Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands. But equally absorbing is the account of the decision-making that gave rise to the offensive and the political and diplomatic background to it, and in particular the Yalta conference. There, Stalin allowed the Americans to persuade him to join the war in the east; a conflict he was determined on entering anyway.

The Second World War Illustrated The Third Year - Archive and Colour Photographs of WW2 Jack Holroyd $34.95 • Paperback • 280 pages 9.6x9.5 • 1000 color & black and white illustrations • July 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-52-676236-8

This third volume sees Hitler experiencing problems reminiscent of Napoleon: extreme winter conditions that froze the vast Nazi war machine, immobilizing tanks and grounding the Luftwaffe. In North Africa, the British were sent reeling back towards Egypt when Rommel launched an attack at the end of January. The Axis troops took Tobruk in a single day. Churchill dismissed the commander and appointed Montgomery, who made a stand at El Alamein. Great Britain’s stand-alone postion ended abruptly on when Tojo launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Both Hitler and Mussolini declared war on the United States and the war became global. An attempt by the Japanese to deliver a knock-out blow to the Americans by an attack on Midway failed catastrophically and the Americans scored a momentous victory in the Pacific. The third year of the war ended with the disastrous Dieppe Raid, carried out by Canadians, in August 1942.

The Tanks of Operation Barbarossa Soviet versus German Armour on the Eastern Front Boris Kavalerchik $26.95 • Paperback • 288 pages 6x9.25 • 20 illustrations • July 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-39-901429-8 Boris Kavalerchik lives in New Jersey

When the Germans invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 the Red Army had four times as many tanks as the Wehrmacht and their tanks were seemingly superior, yet the Wehrmacht won the border battles with extraordinary ease. How was this victory achieved, and were the Soviet tanks really as well designed as is often believed? These are the basic questions Boris Kavalerchik answers in this absorbing study of the tanks and the tank tactics of the two armies that confronted each other at the start of the war on the Eastern Front. Drawing on technical and operational documents from Russian archives, many of which were classified until recently and are unknown to Western readers, he compares the strengths and weakness of the tanks and the different ways in which they were used by the opposing armies. His work will be essential reading for military historians who are interested in the development of armored warfare and in this aspect of the struggle on the Eastern Front.

Relics of the Reich The Buildings The Nazis Left Behind Colin Philpott $26.95 • Paperback • 216 pages 6x9.25 • 120 black and white illustrations October 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-39-901311-6

Relics of the Reich is the story of what happened to the buildings the Nazis left behind. Hitler’s Reich may have been defeated in 1945 but many buildings, military installations and other sites remained. At the end of the War, some were obliterated by the victorious Allies but others survived. For almost fifty years, these were left crumbling and ignored with post-war and divided Germany unsure what to do with them, often fearful that they might become shrines for neo-Nazis. Since the early 1990’s, Germans have come to terms with these iconic sites and their uncomfortable part. Some sites are even listed buildings. Relics of the Reich visits many of the buildings and structures built or adapted by the Nazis and looks at what has happened since 1945 to try to discover what it tells us about Germany’s attitude to Nazism now. It also acts as a commemoration of mankind’s deliverance from a dark decade and serves as renewal of our commitment to ensure history does not repeat itself.

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Pen & Sword z Unearthing Churchill’s Secret Army The Official List of SOE Casualties and Their Stories John Grehan Martin Mace $29.95 • Paperback • 288 pages • 6x9.25 140 images • July 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-39-901320-8

Special Operations Executive was one of the most secretive organizations of the Second World War, its activities cloaked in mystery and intrigue. Then in 2003, the first batch of SOE personal files was released by The National Archives. Over the course of the following years more and more files were made available. Now, at last, it is possible to tell the stories of all those agents that died in action.

Agent Provocateur for Hitler or Churchill? The Mysterious Life of Stella Lonsdale David Tremain $49.95 • Hardback • 296 pages • 6x9.25 30 black and white illustrations • August 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-52-677962-5

The descriptions variously ascribed to her ranged from ‘remarkable’ and ‘quite ravishing’ to ‘…a woman whose loose living would make her an object of shame on any farm-yard’. Until now, very little has been recorded about Stella Lonsdale’s life. She doesn’t even merit a mention in the two official histories of MI5, even though she managed to tie them up in knots for years. This book will explore the role this strange woman may or may not have played in working for British Intelligence, the French Deuxième Bureau, or the Abwehr – German military intelligence – during the Second World War, using her MI5 files as a primary source.


Churchill’s Flawed Decisions Errors in Office of The Greatest Briton Stephen Wynn $29.95 • Paperback • 152 pages • 6x9.25 32 black and white illustrations • October 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-52-679794-0

Winston Churchill is undoubtedly one of the most respected and best-loved characters the nation has ever known. However, much of how people view him is based on his leadership during the bleak and dire times of the Second World War. Yet there was another side to Churchill that is not often spoken of, and one that led to him making some questionable decisions. Some of these, it could be argued, were for national security reasons, but others were not, proving that even the very best are not always as perfect as they first appear.

War in the Mediterranean, 1940–1943 Bernard Ireland

$26.95 • Paperback 224 pages • 6x9.25 32 b&w illustrations • July 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-52-679701-8

For 1,000 days the Allied and Axis armies fought for the domination of the North African shores knowing that defeat would bring disastrous consequences. Much has been written about the conduct of the land battles yet, as the main protagonists realized at the time, success or failure rested on the effectiveness of their seaborne supply chain. Control of the Mediterranean was therefore absolutely crucial. In the final analysis it was the Allies’ ability to dominate the Mediterranean that bought them victory but there is no denying that it was a ‘damned close run thing’. In this authoritative study, Bernard Ireland brings a fresh clarity to the complexities and factors at play during this critical period.

Dunkirk to D-Day The Men and Women of the RAOC and Re-Arming the British Army Philip Hamlyn Williams $42.95 • Hardback • 248 pages • 6x9.25 40 black and white illustrations Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-52-679430-7

At Dunkirk, the withdrawing army left behind most of its equipment, yet only four years later, on D-Day, troops would wonder at the efficiency of supply. This book looks at the lives of some of the men who led the monumental effort which led to this result. They supply in the desert and the jungle. They build massive depots, and relationships with motor companies here and in the USA. After the war they work for companies driving the post-war economy: Vickers, Dunlop and Rootes. Many died, exhausted, years before their time.

First U-Boat Flotilla Lawrence Paterson

$29.95 • Paperback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 October 2021 • HIS027100 • 978-1-39-901342-0

Formed in 1935, First U-Boat Flotilla operated against Hitler’s enemies from the very earliest stage of the war through to September 1944 when disbanded amid the flames of Brest during the US siege. Over seventy-five per cent of operational U-boats were lost as the Allies’ counter-measures and code-breaking successes took ever greater effect. This fascinating work records the Flotilla’s successes and disasters in detail.

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Fighting for America, Executed in Britain

$32.95 • Hardback • 184 pages 6x9.25 • 50 black and white illustrations & maps • October 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-52-677917-5

US Soldiers CourtMartialled in WWII

In the Second World War, Poznań was a key river crossing and railway junction on the Polish-German border. When the alarm was given indicating the Red Army’s approach in January 1945, the city’s 80-100,000 German civilians were speedily evacuated, leaving a garrison of some 15,000 men, mostly poorly-armed infantry, to face the rigours of a siege conducted by a massively superior and ruthless enemy anxious to acquire this transport centre, which was vital for the advance on Berlin. This is the account of Eastern Front veteran Richard Siegert, the gunner and later commander of the defenders’ sole Tiger tank. Since the death of the driver in a futile attempt to escape from a PoW camp in Russia just after the end of the war, Siegert is the only survivor of that crew able to pass its record on to posterity. His account details how the crew fought gallantly against impossible odds, even when the Tiger was immobilised and could only act as a stationary anti-tank gun post or pillbox during the last heroic days’ fighting for the citadel.

$34.95 • Hardback • 184 pages 6x9.25 • 32 black and white illustrations August 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-52-679095-8

Hitler’s Fortresses in the East

How the World Allowed Hitler to Proceed with the Holocaust

The Sieges of Ternopol’, Kovel’, Poznan and Breslau, 1944–1945 Alexey Isaev $34.95 • Hardback • 272 pages 6x9.25 • 60 b&w illustrations • July 2021 • HIS027100 • 978-1-52-678395-0

‘Fortresses must carry out the same tasks as the fortresses of old….They must allow themselves to be surrounded and thus tie down as many enemy forces as possible.’ So Hitler directed in March 1944 and, in so doing, sealed the fate of Ternopol’, Kovel’, Poznan and Breslau, cities in the Ukraine and Poland that were in the path of the Red Army’s advance towards Nazi Germany. German forces, under orders to resist at all costs, adopted all-round defence and struggled to hold out while waiting for relief – which never came. In this gripping and original book, Alexey Isaev describes, in vivid detail, what happened next –intense and ruthless fighting, horrendous casualties among soldiers and civilians, the fabric of these historic cities torn apart. His account is based on pioneering archival research which offers us an insight into the tactics on both sides, the experience of the close-quarter fighting in the streets and houses, and the dreadful aftermath. At the same time he shows why these cities were chosen and how the wider war passed them by as the Wehrmacht retreated and the battlefront moved westward.

Simon Webb

This book relates a chapter of American military history which many people would rather forget. When the United States came to the aid of Britain in 1942, a small number of the soldiers abused the hospitality they received by committing murders and rapes against British civilians. Due to a treaty between Britain and America, those accused of such offences faced an American court martial, which gave rise to some curious anomalies. Although rape had not been a capital crime in Britain for over a century, it still carried the death penalty under American military law and so the last executions for rape in Britain were carried out at this time in Shepton Mallet. The majority of the executed soldiers were either black or Hispanic, reflecting the situation in the United States itself, where the ethnicity of the accused person often played a key role in both convictions and the chances of subsequently being executed.

Tragedy at Evian Tony Matthews $34.95 • Hardback • 256 pages 6x9.25 • 32 black and white illustrations November 2021 • HIS043000 978-1-39-900639-2

In July 1938 the United States, Great Britain and thirty other countries participated in a vital conference at Évianles-Bains, France, to discuss the persecution and possible emigration of the European Jews, specifically those caught under the anvil of Nazi atrocities. However, most of those nations rejected the pleas then being made by the Jewish communities, thus condemning them to the Holocaust. There is no doubt that the Évian conference was a critical turning point in world history. The disastrous outcome of the conference set the stage for the murder of six million people. Today we live in a world defined by turmoil with a disturbing rise of authoritarian governments and ultra right-wing nationalism. The plight of refugees is once more powerfully affecting public attitudes towards those most in need. Now, on the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the end of the Second World War, it’s time to reflect on the past to ensure we never again make the same mistakes.

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Feeding the Nation in World War II Rationing, Digging for Victory and Unusual Food Craig Armstrong $24.95 • Hardback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 32 black and white illustrations • October 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-672517-2

For the farmers of Britain the war meant a massive upheaval, as the government ordered them to plough up millions of acres of land to grow valuable arable crops. Meanwhile, with rationing a daily and inescapable part of life, the people of Britain had to get used to different foodstuffs, including powdered egg, Spam and even whale meat. Incredibly, the diets of many British people actually improved during the war.

Neil Storey Fiona Kay $49.95 • Hardback 232 pages • 9.6x9.5 100 color illustrations • November 2021 HIS027100 •978-1-39-900158-8

If you have wondered how Air Raid Wardens, Ambulance crews, Home Guard, Firemen, Special Constables, Women’s Voluntary Service and the Women’s Land Army were recruited and trained, how they were uniformed and what their duties entailed in wartime were, this is the book for you. Drawing on the authors’ own extensive archives of original photographs, training manuals, documents, decades of research and interviews with those who were there, there are stories of well-known events that helped get Britain through its darkest hours. This volume is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any family historian, collector, re-enactor.

The Shetland ‘Bus’

Britain’s Coast at War

Transporting Secret Agents Across the North Sea in WW2

Invasion Threat, Coastal Forces, Bombardment and Training for D-Day

Stephen Wynn

Neil R Storey

$39.95 • Hardback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 30 black and white illustrations • Currently Available • HIS027150 • 978-1-52-673535-5

$49.95 • Hardback • 272 pages • 6x9.25 • 200 black and white illustrations • November 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-39-900122-9

The Shetland Bus was not a bus, but the nickname of a special operations group that set up a route across the North Sea between Norway and the Shetland Islands. The first voyage was made by Norwegian sailors to help their compatriots in occupied Norway, but soon the Secret Intelligence Service and the Special Operations Executive asked if they would be prepared to carry cargoes of British agnets and equipment.

The whole of Britain’s coastline was involved in the struggle against the Nazis. In the early days invasion was the main threat and the Channel counties and cities such as Plymouth, Portsmouth and Brighton suffered grievously from aerial attack. Dover and the ‘Hell Fire Corner’ in the South East were shelled by German coastal batteries. In the North, Greenock, Gourock and the Scapa Flow saw training of troops for Norway, D Day and other campaigns and the return of rescued crews of sunk vessels of both sides. All this and more is brilliantly described in words and images in this superbly researched work.


The Nurse Who Became a Spy Madge Addy’s War Against Fascism Chris Hall $49.95 • Hardback • 232 pages • 6x9.25 • 30 black and white illustrations • September 2021 BIO022000 • 978-1-52-677958-8

Madge Addy left her job and her husband to serve in the Spanish Civil War as a nurse with the Republican medical services. In Spain she was wounded , fell in love with another foreign volunteer who became her second husband, was made a POW and was the last British nurse to leave Spain, witnessing the horrors of Franco’s Fascist regime. From 1940 to 1944 Madge was first an amateur resister and later a secret agent. Madge’s wartime achievements were recognized by the British with the award of an OBE and by the French with the award of the Croix de Guerre.

Depth Charge Royal Naval Mines, Depth Charges & Underwater Weapons, 1914–1945 Chris Henry $29.95 • Paperback • 208 pages • 6.25x9.25 100 black and white illustrations • Currently Available • HIS030000 • 978-1-52-679643-1

The history of weapons and warfare is usually written about from the point of view of the battles fought and the tactics used. In naval warfare, in particular, the story of how these weapons were invented, designed and supplied is seldom told. Chris Henry, in this pioneering study, sets the record straight. He describes how, to counter the extraordinary threat posed by the U-boats in the world wars, the Royal Navy responded with weapons that kept open the vital supply routes of the Atlantic Ocean. He also celebrates the remarkable achievements of the engineers and inventors whose inspired work was essential to Britain’s survival.

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Pen & zSword •z Marching from Defeat Surviving the Collapse of the German Army in the Soviet Union, 1944 Claus Neuber Tony Le Tissier $26.95 • Paperback • 208 pages 6x9.25 • September 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-39-900003-1

In June 1944, in Belarus on the Eastern Front, the Red Army launched Operation Bagration, the massive offensive that crushed Hitler’s Army Group Centre. German soldiers who weren’t encircled and captured had to fight their way back towards their own lines across hundreds of miles of enemy territory. This is the story of one of them, Claus Neuber, a young artillery officer who describes in graphic detail his experiences during that great retreat. This unforgettable personal narrative, translated for the first time from the original German, gives a dramatic insight into the impact of the Soviet offensive and the disintegration of an entire German army. It is also compelling reading because it records in day-to-day detail what such a bitter defeat was like and shows how individual soldiers somehow survived through their bravery, ingenuity and endurance – and the companionship of a few loyal comrades.

Albert Speer – Escaping the Gallows Secret Conversations with Hitler’s Top Nazi Adrian Greaves $34.95 • Hardback • 192 pages 6x9.25 • 32 b&w ills • August 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-39-900953-9

At the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, Albert Speer, Hitler’s one-time number two, persuaded the judges that he ‘knew nothing’ of the Holocaust and related atrocities. Narrowly escaping execution, he was sentenced to twenty years in Spandau Prison, Berlin. In 1961, the newly commissioned author, as the British Army Spandau Guard Commander, was befriended by Speer, who taught him German. Adrian Greaves’ record of his conversations with Speer over a three year period make for fascinating reading. While the top Nazi admitted to Greaves his secret part in war crimes, after his 1966 release he denied any wrongdoing and became a popular figure at home and abroad. Following Speer’s death in 1981 evidence emerged of his complicity in Hitler’s and the Nazi’s atrocities. In this uniquely revealing book the author skilfully blends his own personal experiences and relationship with Speer with a succinct history of the Nazi movement and the horrors of the 1930s and 1940s. In so doing new light is thrown on the character of one of the 20th century’s most notorious characters.

Normandy 1944 The Fight for Point 103, Tilly-sur-Seulles and Vilers Bocage Tim Saunders $42.95 • Hardback • 336 pages 6x9.25 • 100 black and white illustrations & 40 maps • August 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-678423-0

This is the story of the fighting in Normandy by the veteran desert formations brought back by Montgomery from the Mediterranean in order to spearhead the invasion; 50th Infantry and 7th Armoured divisions, plus 4th Armoured Brigade. Heavily reinforced by individuals and fresh units, their task beyond the beaches was to push south to Villers Bocage with armour on the evening of D Day in order to disrupt German counter-attacks on the beachhead. Difficulties on 50th Division’s beaches and lost opportunities allowed time for the 12th Hitlerjugend SS Panzer Division and the equally elite 130th Panzer Lehr Division to arrive in Normandy, despite delays of their own caused by allied fighter bombers. The result was 4th Armoured Brigade’s thrust south encountered opposition from the start and was firmly blocked just south of Point 103 after an advance of less than 5 miles.

Infantry Warfare, 1939–1945 Simon Forty Jonathan Forty $34.95 • Hardback • 240 pages 6.5x9.5 • 400 black and white illustrations • Currently Available HIS027100 • 978-1-52-677682-2

The infantry can always be found at the sharp end of the battlefield. You may be able to crush an opponent with armor or artillery, but there’s only one way to take and hold ground and that’s with riflemen. And it is the infantrymen of the Second World War – from all sides – who are the subject of this highly illustrated history. It uses over 400 wartime photographs plus contemporary documents to show the developments in equipment, training and tactical techniques and to give an insight into the experience of the infantry soldier. Although the infantry were critical to the war effort, their contribution is often overshadowed by the more dramatic roles like tank crew, paratroopers and special forces. They also suffered devastating casualties, in particular during the last phase of the war in the west when around 20 per cent of an infantry division’s riflemen were likely to die and over 60 per cent could expect to be wounded. So as well as describing how the infantry fought, the authors look at the motivation which kept them fighting in awful conditions and despite brutal setbacks. The result is a thorough, detailed and revealing portrait of infantry warfare over seventy years ago.

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The Guardian Angel

Doctor Behind the Wire

Desert Raids with the SAS

Michel Hollard: The Resistance Leader who stopped Hitler’s Plans to destroy

The Diaries of POW, Captain Jack Ennis, Singapore 19421945

Memories of Action, Capture and Escape

Florian Hollard $39.95 • Hardback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 November 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-52-678005-8

In 1943, Michel Hollard learned that the occupying army was carrying out suspicious construction work in north-western France. His enquiries led him to discover Hitler’s top-secret weapon pointing at London; the V-1. The accuracy of the intelligence that Michel Hollard revealed to the English avoided the worst for London. The sinister machines were bombed before being able to do their work of death as planned. By saving London, Michel Hollard greatly contributed to the success of the Normandy landings and therefore the final victory.

Death and Deprivation on the Forgotten Sumatra Railway A Prisoner’s Story James H Banton $49.95 • Hardback • 256 pages • 6x9.25 • 20 black and white illustrations • September 2021 BIO034000 • 978-1-39-900649-1

James Henry Banton was captured by the Japanese in the hills on the island of Java. Used as slave labour, starved, beaten and witnessing death on a daily basis he was later put to work on the building of the Sumatra Railway. The Far East Prisoners of war became known as the Forgotten Army, however there has been little reference paid to the Sumatra Railway compared with other theatres of WW2. With this in mind the prisoners who worked on the Sumatra Railway could be considered to be the ‘Forgotten of the Forgotten Army.’


Major Tony Hough

Jackie Sutherland

Gerald Hough

$49.95 • Hardback • 256 pages • 6x9.25 • 35 black and white illustrations • September 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-39-901028-3

$39.95 • Hardback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 32 black and white illustrations • Currently Available • BIO008000 • 978-1-39-900722-1

Published here for the first time, Jack Ennis’s diaries record the daily struggles against disease, injuries and malnutrition. The inspiration for the ‘Changi Quilts’, the story of the Girl Guide quilt is told in words by Elizabeth, written after the war. Elizabeth’s former employer, Robert Heatlie Scott, was also POW in Changi. The individual experiences of these three persons are dramatic enough – together they combine in an amazing story of courage, love and life-long friendship.

Tony Hough’s war started with ski training in the Alps in early 1940 preparing for winter warfare in Finland. Nothing came of that. Later that year, he sailed for North Africa. He was captured in December 1942 while raiding behind enemy lines.Sent to an Italian POW camp he suffered the deprivations of captivity. After the September 1943 Italian armistice, he escaped and, became a mayor in occupied Germany. Beautifully and modestly written, Tony’s many and varied experiences make for a classic war memoir.

The Dambusters The Crews and their Bombers

Fighting Hitler from Dunkirk to D-Day The Story of Die Hard Jeff Haward

Nigel McCrery $49.95 • Hardback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 200 black and white illustrations November 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-52-677868-0

In this fascinating book award-winning writer Nigel McCrery examines the events of the Dambuster raid from a new angle. Taking each Lancaster bomber in turn, he identifies every member of the crew and describes their lives, roles and fate – a horrific 53 of the 133-aircrew involved were killed during the raid. Those lost included 13 RCAF and two RAAF airmen. Many survivors were killed later in the War: Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC being one. Thanks to extensive research this is a moving and revealing exposé of the most famous bomber raid of the Second World War – or any war.

Neil Barber Jeff Haward $29.95 • Paperback • 176 pages • 6x9.25 25 black and white illustrations • July 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-39-901387-1

Fighting Hitler From Dunkirk to D-Day is the compelling story of a man belonging to a group of which there are now very few survivors. Jeff Haward MM is a pre-war Territorial Army soldier who enlisted merely for something to do in the evenings. Consequently, he fought throughout the entirety of the Second World War. Jeff is a Die Hard, the historic name given to men of the famous Middlesex Regiment. Jeff Hawards experiences, those of a normal soldier, make fascinating reading and throw new light on the use of such Vickers gun battalions during the war.

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Pen & Sword z Bradley Fighting Vehicle The US Army’s CombatProven Fighting Platform, 1981–2021 David Grummitt LandCraft • $24.95 • Paperback • 64 pages • 8.25x11.5 • 200 b&w and color illustrations • July 2021 • HIS027080 978-1-39-900940-9

The Bradley Fighting Vehicle was developed in the 1970s to counter the new Infantry Fighting Vehicles of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. Designed to survive the imagined high-intensity, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) battlefield of the Cold War, it became, alongside the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the mainstay of US armoured forces during the 1980s. This volumes examines the development and service history of both the M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle and the M3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle. The various modifications and improvements over its long service history are described, as is the experience of the soldiers who have fought alongside and in it during the past three decades. The book also gives a full account of the wide range of kits and accessories available in all the popular scales and includes a modelling gallery covering the most important Bradley variants. Detailed color profiles provide both reference and inspiration for modellers and military enthusiasts alike.

Hetzer Jagdpanzer 38 Tank Destroyer German Army and Waffen-SS Western Front, 1944–1945 Dennis Oliver TankCraft • $24.95 • Paperback • 64 pages • 8.25x11.5 • 200 color & black and white illustrations • August 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-679118-4

By 1944 the German army was on the defensive on all fronts and Allied bombing was putting increasing pressure on the nation’s industrial output. Since the earliest days of the war the Germans had experimented with mounting anti-tank weapons on obsolete chassis and one of the most successful of these would prove to be the Jagdpanzer 38, more often referred to today as the Hetzer. Small and unimposing the Hetzer’s appearance belied its effectiveness. Armed with the powerful 7.5cm L/48 gun, the same weapon fitted to the Jadgpanzer IV, the Hetzer featured armour sloped armour plates of up to 60mm thickness and was capable of a top speed of 42 kilometers per hour. Almost 3,000 examples were assembled and its low cost and ease of production meant that it was Germany’s most important tank killer of the late war period.

Panzergrenadiers 1942–1945

Himmler’s Death Squad

Ian Baxter

Einsatzgruppen in Action, 1939–1944

Images of War • $22.95 • Paperback 176 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 250 black and white illustrations • July 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-39-900374-2

The term Panzergrenadier was introduced in 1942 and applied equally to the infantry component of Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and later Waffen-SS Panzergrenadiere divisions. As this classic new Images of War book describes, these elite divisions fought as mechanized infantry and escort for and in close cooperation with panzers and other armoured fighting vehicles. Trained to fight both mounted and on foot, their priority was to maintain the fast momentum of armoured troops on the battlefield. Using a wealth of rare, often unpublished, photographs with detailed captions and text, the author charts the fighting record of the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe Panzergrenadiertruppe units. This includes their initial successes on the Eastern Front. But as defeat approached, they were forced on the defensive on all fronts including the bitter fighting in Italy and the Western Front. As well as describing their many actions, the book details the vehicles and weapons used and main personalities.

Ian Baxter Images of War • $22.95 • Paperback 136 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 250 black and white illustrations • October 2021 HIS027050 • 978-1-52-677856-7

The murderous activities of Himmler’s Einsatzgruppen – or death squads – rank high among the horrors of the Nazi regime during the Second World War. These hand-picked groups followed in the wake of Waffen-SS and Wehrmacht units advancing intro Eastern Europe and Soviet Russia. Their mass murder of civilians in the occupied territories will never be accurately quantified but is likely to have exceeded two million people, including some 1.3 million of the 6,000,00 Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The graphic and shocking photographs in this Images of War book not only show the hunt for and rounding up of civilians, communists, Jews and Romani people but the active support given to the Einsatzgruppen by SS units and Wehrmacht units. The latter strenuously denied any collusion but the photographic evidence here refutes this.

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z Pen & Sword The Battle for Burma, 1942– 1945

Nazi Concentration Camp Overseers

Philip Jowett Images of War • $28.95 • Paperback 240 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 200 black and white illustrations • Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-52-677527-6

Philip Jowett, using over 200 wartime photographs, retells the story of the war in Burma in vivid detail, illustrating each phase of the fighting and showing all the forces involved – British, American, Chinese, Indian, Burmese as well as Japanese. His book is a fascinating introduction to one of the most extreme, but least reported, struggles of the entire war. The narrative and the striking photographs carry the reader through each of the major phases of the conflict, from the humiliation of the initial British defeat in 1942 to the famous Chindit raids behind Japanese lines.

The Warsaw Uprisings, 1943– 1944

Sonderkommandos, Kapos & Trawniki

Ian Baxter

Images of War • $26.95 • Paperback • 128 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 147 black & white illustrations Currently Available • HIS043000 978-1-52-679995-1

The Nazis’ vast concentration camp network made heavy demands on the SS. The use of ‘overseers’ minimized costs and enabled the camps to run with fewer SS personnel. There were three principal groups of ‘helpers’: Sonderkommandos, Kapos and Trawniki. The graphic images and text of this Images of War series work demonstrate that the ‘overseer’ system was extensive and effective as its members competed without scruple to maintain the favor of their SS masters.

The Aftermath of Dunkirk Stephen Wynn Images of War • $26.95 • Paperback 176 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 180 black and white photographs • November 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-673869-1

A total of 338,226, British and Allied troops were rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk, aboard a total of 861 vessels, of which 243 were sunk. For those left behind, official figures record that up to 80,000 French and British troops were captured, whilst during the time of the actual evacuation, somewhere in the region of 16,000 French and 1,000 British soldiers were killed. Although the Battle of Dunkirk must ultimately go down tactically as a German victory, the rescue of so many of its men, ensured that like a phoenix, Britain rose from the ashes of defeat to gain a great and lasting victory.

Wargaming Nineteenth Century Europe 1815–1878

Wargames Terrain and Buildings: WWI Trench Systems

Neil Thomas

Ian Baxter Images of War • $26.95 • Paperback 128 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 250 black and white illustrations • September 2021 • HIS027100 978-1-52-679991-3

The first Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began in April 1943. Although this was quelled, resistance continued until the summer of 1944. By this time the Red Army was closing on the city and with liberation imminent the 40,000 resistance fighters launched a second uprising. For sixty-three days the insurgents battled their oppressors. Rather than come to their aid the Russians waited and watched the slaughter. This gallant but tragic struggle is brought to life in this book by the superb collection of photographs drawn from the album compiled for none other than Heinrich Himmler entitled Warschauer Aufstand 1944.


$29.95 • Paperback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 12 black and white tactical maps & 32 color photographs • November 2021 • GAM010000 978-1-39-901433-5

A set of simple, fast-playing rules for wargaming the conflicts that re-shaped Europe in the period 1815-78. This important, yet often-neglected period includes the Crimean War, the Italian Risorgimento, the wars of Bismarck’s Prussia against Denmark, Austro-Hungary and France and the Russo-Turkish war. Tactically it saw armies struggle to adapt Napoleonic doctrines to incorporate important technological advances such as breech-loading rifles, steel breech-loading cannon and the first machine guns. The book includes a set of elegantly simple rules which are fast-playing and easy to learn, yet deliver realistic outcomes.

Douglas Hardy $29.95 • Paperback • 128 pages • 9.6x9.5 250 color illustrations • July 2021 GAM010000 • 978-1-52-679354-6

Although it was a global conflict, for many WWI is synonymous with the war in the trenches of the Western Front. For anyone wargaming these battles a good trench system is a must. Douglas Hardy considers the differences between British, German and French trenches, which differed in design and construction, as well as developments in defences through the phases of the war. A trench system is not just the trench itself of course, but also the dugouts, barbed wire entanglements, sandbags, gun emplacements and pillboxes.

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Pen & zSword •z US Naval Aviation 1898–1945: The Pioneering Years to the Second World War Leo Marriott Images of War • $22.95 • Paperback 224 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 200 black and white illustrations • Currently Available HIS027140 • 978-1-52-678539-8

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 sank or crippled almost all of the battleships belonging to the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet, but the fleet’s aircraft carriers survived to demonstrate that naval aviation was now the dominant factor in the struggle at sea, turning the tide of the Pacific War. That the US Navy had the necessary ships, aircraft and crews was the result of pioneering, far-sighted decisions made in the pre-war years. Before the First World War the navy had recognised the potential of aircraft at sea, and it went on to develop the techniques and equipment that contributed so much to the defeat of the Japanese. This is the fascinating story Leo Marriott tells in this photographic history. In a selection of over 200 rare photographs he traces the growth of US naval aviation from the flimsy seaplanes of the first years of the twentieth century to the mighty armadas that challenged those of the Japanese and, after the carrier battles at Coral Sea and Midway, led the advance across the Pacific.

Red Army Auxiliary Armoured Vehicles, 1930–1945 Alexey Tarasov Images of War • $22.95 • Hardback 256 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 200 black and white illustrations • August 2021 HIS027080 • 978-1-52-678598-5

During the 1930s in the Soviet Union a remarkable range of auxiliary armoured vehicles were produced for the Red Army which have rarely had the attention they deserve, and Alexey Tarasov’s photographic history is the ideal guide to them. These innovative designs demonstrate the diversity and innovation of the Soviet arms industry. Among them were armoured flails, ambulances, bridge-layers, flame-throwers and amphibious cars which prefigure similar designs made by western engineers during the Second World War. As this selection of rare photographs shows, Soviet designers were in many ways ahead of their time and it was short-sighted internal policy and the shortcomings of Soviet industry which led to the cancellation or postponement of many of these promising projects. As a result, when faced with Operation Barbarossa in 1941 the Red Army lacked the auxiliary armour that would have helped to stem the German advance. Alexey Tarasov’s in-depth research and the rare photographs he has assembled give a fascinating insight into a little-known aspect of the history of Soviet armoured vehicles.

The Liberation of The Philippines Jon Diamond Images of War • $28.95 • Paperback 192 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 250 black and white illustrations • October 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-678872-6 Jon Diamond lives in PA, USA

General Douglas A MacArthur, Commander of the Southwest Pacific Area, saw the liberation of the Philippines Archipelago as the launching board for the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands. By late 1944, with the capture of New Guinea and surrounding islands, the US Sixth and Eighth Armies were poised for the challenge. American forces landed on Leyte on 20 October 1944 with the Leyte Gulf naval battle quickly following. By 25 December the island was cleared opening the way for Lieutenant General Walter Krueger’s Sixth Army to invade Luzon on 9 January 1945. Bitter Japanese resistance required Eichelberger’s Eighth Army as reinforcements. Manila finally fell on 4 March. In the meantime Bataan was captured on 16 February and Corregidor on 2 March after a US airborne assault. Fighting continued and MacArthur finally declared the liberation of the Archipelago on 5 July, just a month before the Atom bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This superbly illustrated work leave no doubt as to the intensity of the land, sea and air operations required by the Allies to defeat the Japanese.

The Nazis’ Winter Warfare on the Eastern Front, 1941–1945 Ian Baxter Images of War • $22.95 • Paperback 60 pages • 7.5x9.5 • 250 black and white illustrations • August 2021 HIS027100 • 978-1-52-676807-0

Hitler’s shock decision to launch the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 was arguably the turning point of the Second World War. Spectacular early victories saw the Nazis close in on Moscow but the Soviet 1941/42 winter counter offensive changed the odds entirely. Without doubt Russian winter conditions were a major factor compounded by the Germans’ woeful lack of preparedness. As this fascinating book reveals, Wehrmacht and SS units only began to be issued with winter clothing in late 1941 and many had to improvise well into 1942. In an attempt to restore morale adversely affected by the harsh conditions and military reversals ‘The Winter Warfare Handbook’ (Winter Buch) was produced in 1942 and extracts are quoted in this work. Commanders had to adapt to the snow, freezing conditions and, almost worse, the impassable roads during the melt. With customary thoroughness and drastic measures the Germans largely mastered the climatic challenges but nothing could mask the reality of the ruthless and numerically superior enemy that they faced.

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z Pen & Sword The Battle of Hastings 1066 - The Uncomfortable Truth Famous Battle

Revealing the True Location of England’s Most

$26.95 • Paperback • 192 pages • 6x9.25 30 B&W images • Currently Available HIS037010 • 978-1-39-901319-2

The Battle of Hastings is the most defining event in English history. Yet the place upon which it was fought has never been seriously questioned. The authors examine the early sources and the modern interpretations to unravel the compulsive evidence that historians have chosen to ignore because it does not fit the traditional view of where the battle was fought.

Sharon Bennett Connolly

For three centuries, the Warennes were at the heart of English politics at the highest level, until one unhappy marriage brought an end to the dynasty. The family moved in the highest circles, married into royalty and were not immune to scandal. Defenders of the Norman Crown tells the fascinating story of the Warenne dynasty, of the successes and failures of one of the most powerful families in England, from its origins in Normandy, through the Conquest, Magna Carta, the wars and marriages that led to its ultimate demise in the reign of Edward III.

Edward I’s Neglected Conflict

Cromwell Against the Scots

The AngloFrench War of 1294–1303

The Last Anglo-Scottish War 1650-1652 (Revised edition)

David Pilling $42.95 • Hardback • 248 pages • 6x9.25 • 30 black and white illustrations • November 2021 HIS015020 • 978-1-52-677629-7

The Anglo-French war of 1294-1303 has not been the subject of a major study since the early 1900s. Recent histories tend to treat it as a sideshow compared to Edward I’s wars in Wales and Scotland, which gives a false impression. In reality the Welsh and Scottish campaigns were distractions, and Edward regarded the war against France as his main focus. This book seeks to place the war in its proper context and significance, and to trace the roots of it all the way back to the creation of the Angevin empire in the mid-12th century. It also argues that the war of 1294-1303 was a vital step on the road to the Hundred Years War.

King John, Henry III and England’s Lost Civil War

Rise and Fall of the Warenne Earls of Surrey $49.95 • Hardback • 288 pages • 6x9.25 20 color illustrations - plates • July 2021 HIS015010 • 978-1-52-674529-3

John Grehan Martin Mace


Defenders of the Norman Crown

John D Grainger $39.95 • Hardback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 16 black and white illustrations • Currently Available • HIS015040 • 978-1-52-678650-0

Cromwell’s preemptive invasion of Scotland led to the Battle of Dunbar, a crushing defeat for the Scots under David Leslie, though this only unified the Scottish cause and led to the levying of the Army of the Kingdom under Charles II himself. Charles II led a desperate counter-invasion over the border, hoping to raise a royalist rebellion and forcing Cromwell to follow him, though he left Monck to complete the pacification of Scotland. This revised edition contains an expanded chapter on the aftermath of the war and the fate of the POWs, drawing on major new archaeological evidence, as well as an expanded Conclusion.

John Paul Davis $26.95 • Hardback • 240 pages • 6x9.25 40 black and white illustrations • July 2021 BIO014000 • 978-1-52-675007-5

Throughout the first eighteen years of the reign of Henry III, the future direction of England could have gone either way. For the advisors of the young king, led by the influential regent, William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, the effects of John’s reign would be long and severe. Successful implementation of the failed Magna Carta may have ensured his son’s short-term survival, yet living up to such promises created arguably a more significant challenge. This is the story of how the varying actions of two very different kings both threatened and created the English way of life.

James II and the First Modern Revolution archy

The End of Absolute Mon-

John Van Der Kiste $49.95 • Hardback • 216 pages • 6x9.25 • 20 black and white illustrations • November 2021 HIS015040 • 978-1-39-900140-3

In February 1685, James II succeeded his brother Charles II on the English throne. However, James was a deeply flawed character who lacked his brother’s pragmatism. Within three years, his efforts to promote Catholicism exhausted the patience of his subjects, the aristocracy and the church, who jointly appealed to William, Prince of Orange. This book examines how the forces of Anglicanism and Jacobitism collided, how a monarch came to forfeit so much goodwill, and aided the victory of William and Mary.

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Pen & Sword z•z Bar Kokhba The Jew Who Defied Hadrian and Challenged the Might of Rome Lindsay Powell $34.95 • Hardback • 336 pages 6x9.25 • 32 color illustrations November 2021 • HIS027220 978-1-78-383185-2

Bar Kokhba is the search for the truth of the epic struggle between two strong-willed leaders over who would rule a nation. One was Hadrian, the cosmopolitan ruler of the vast Roman Empire, then at its zenith, who some regarded as divine; the other was Shim’on, a Jewish military leader in a district of a minor province, who some believed to be the ‘King Messiah’. It is also the tale of the clash of two ancient cultures. One was the conqueror, seeking to maintain control of its hard-won dominion; the other was the conquered, seeking to break free and establish a new nation: Israel. During the ensuing conflict – the ‘Second Jewish War’ – the highly motivated Jewish militia sorely tested the highly trained professional Roman army. The outcome of that David and Goliath contest was of great consequence, both for the people of Judaea and for Judaism itself.

The Iliad and the Odyssey The Trojan War: Tragedy and Aftermath Jan Parker $34.95 • Hardback • 272 pages 6x9.25 • 65 black and white illustrations • August 2021 HIS027220 • 978-1-52-677993-9

The Iliad dealing with the final stages of the Trojan War and The Odyssey with return and aftermath were central to the Classical Greeks’ self identity and world view. Epic poems attributed to Homer, they underpinned ideas about heroism, masculinity and identity; about glory, sacrifice and the pity of war; about what makes life worth living. From Achilles, Patroclus and Agamemnon in the Greek camp, Hektor, Paris and Helen in Troy’s citadel, the drama of the battlefield and the gods looking on, to Odysseus’ adventures and vengeful return - Jan Parker here offers the ideal companion to exploring key events, characters and major themes. A book-by-book synopsis and commentary discuss the heroes’ relationships, values and psychology and the narratives’ shimmering presentation of war, its victims and the challenges of return and reintegration. Essays set the epics in their historical context and trace the key terms. Whether you’ve always wanted to go deeper into these works or are coming to them for the first time, this book will help you understand and enjoy Homer’s monumentally important work.

Rome’s Great Eastern War Lucullus, Pompey and the Conquest of the East, 74–62 BC Gareth C Sampson $34.95 • Hardback • 320 pages 6x9.25 • 17 black and white illustrations July 2021 • HIS027220 978-1-52-676268-9

Despite Rome’s conquest of the Mediterranean, by the turn of the first century BC, Rome’s influence barely stretched into the East. In the century since Rome’s defeat of the Seleucid Empire in the 180s BC, the East was dominated by the rise of new empires: Parthia, Armenia and Pontus, each vying to recreate the glories of the Persian Empire. By the 80s BC, the Pontic Empire of Mithridates had grown so bold that it invaded and annexed the whole of Rome’s eastern empire and occupied Greece itself. As Rome emerged from the devastating effects of the First Civil War, a new breed of general emerged, eager to re-assert Roman military dominance and carve out a fresh empire in the east, treading in the footsteps of Alexander. This work analyses the military campaigns and battles between a revitalized Rome and the various powers of the eastern Mediterranean hinterland, which ultimately heralded a new phase in Roman imperial expansion and reshaped the ancient East.

A Sensory History of Ancient Warfare Reconstructing the Physical Experience of War in the Classical World Conor Whately $39.95 • Hardback • 192 pages 6x9.25 • 16 illustrations September 2021 HIS027220 • 978-1-47-389512-6

How can we attempt to understand the experience of those involved in ancient battles, sieges and campaigns? What was the visual impact of seeing the massed ranks of the enemy approaching or the sky darkened with their arrows? How did it feel to be trapped in the press of bodies as phalanxes clashed shield to shield? What of the taste of dust on the march or the smell of split blood and entrails? What of the rumble of approaching cavalry, the clash of iron weapons and the screams of the dying? The assault on all five senses which must have occurred is the subject of this innovative book. Sensory history is a new approach that attempts to understand the full spectrum of the experience of the participants in history. Conor Whately is the first to apply the discipline in a dedicated study of warfare in the classical world. He draws on literary, archaeological, reconstructive and comparative evidence to understand the human experience of the ancient battlefield in unprecedented depth.

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Pen z •&zSword The Last Will and Testament of Alexander the Great The Truth Behind the Death that Changed the Graeco-Persian World Forever David Grant $49.95 • Hardback • 368 pages • 6x9.25 6 b&w illustrations • August 2021 • HIS027220 978-1-52-677126-1

When asked to nominate a successor, the most popular story cliams Alexander uttered ‘to the strongest. Decades of civil war led to the extermination of his bloodline. Here, Alexander’s lost Last Will and Testament is given new credibility and Grant deciphers events that led to its erasure from history by the generals who wanted to carve up the empire for themselves.

The Tyrants of Syracuse - War in Ancient Sicily Volume II: 367–211 BC Jeff Champion $26.95 • Paperback • 272 pages • 6x9.25 10 color maps & diagrams • Currently Available HIS027080 • 978-1-39-901318-5

This is the story of one of the most important classical cities, Syracuse, and its struggles for freedom and survival. Situated at the heart of theMediterranean, Syracuse was caught in the middle as Carthage, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Athens and then Rome battled to gain control of Sicily. The threat of expansionist enemies on all sides made for a tumultuous situation within the city, resulting in repeated coups that threw up a series of remarkable tyrants. In this second volume, Jeff Champion follows the course of the city’ s wars from the death of Dionysius II down to the final epic siege of the city in 213-211 BC.


The Army of Alexander the Great Stephen English

Alcibiades Athenian Playboy, General and Traitor Professor P J Rhodes

$26.95 • Paperback • 176 pages • 6x9.25 20 Illustrations • September 2021 HIS027220 • 978-1-39-901386-4

$26.95 • Paperback • 160 pages • 6x9 October 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-39-901384-0

Most of Alexander the Great’s thirteen year reign as king of Macedon was spent in hard campaigning which conquered half the known world, during which he was never defeated in open battle and never besieged a city he did not take. Yet, while biographies of Alexander abound, there are relatively few full-length books dedicated to the Macedonian army which made his dazzling conquests possible and which proved itself the most formidable machine of the age. Stephen English investigates every aspect of the Macedonian forces, analyzing the recruitment, equipment, organization, tactics, command and control of the fighting arms.

Alcibiades is one of the most famous (or infamous) characters of Classical Greece. A young Athenian aristocrat, he came to prominence during the Peloponnesian War. Flamboyant, charismatic (and wealthy), this close associate of Socrates persuaded the Athenians to attempt to stand up to the Spartans on land as part of an alliance he was instrumental in bringing together. Although this led to defeat at the Battle of Mantinea in 418 BC, his prestige remained high. There has been no full length biography of this colorful and important character for twenty years. This will be a truly significant addition to the literature on Classical Greece.

Sertorius and the Struggle for Spain

Roman Conquests: Britain Simon Elliott

Philip Matyszak

$26.95 • Paperback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 8pp plates, 3 b/w maps • November 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-39-901313-0

When, after a brutal civil war, the dictator Sulla took power in Rome (82 BC), among the many who refused to accept his rule was a young army officer called Quintus Sertorius. Sertorius fled, first to Africa and then to Spain, where he made common cause with the native people who had been savagely oppressed by a succession of corrupt Roman governors. Sertorius came close to driving the Romans out of Spain altogether. Rome responded by sending reinforcements under the control of the up-and-coming young general Gnaeus Pompey (later Pompey the Great). The epic struggle which followed between these two great commanders is a masterclass of ancient strategy and tactical maneuver.

$39.95 • Hardback • 240 pages • 6x9.25 12 color plates • September 2021 • HIS027220 978-1-52-676568-0

The Roman Conquests series seeks to explain when and how the Romans were able to conquer a vast empire stretching from the foothills of the Scottish Highlands to the Sahara Desert, from the Atlantic to the Persian Gulf. How did their armies adapt to and overcome the challenges of widely varied enemies and terrain? In this volume, Dr Simon Elliott draws on the latest research and archaeological evidence to present a new narrative of the conquest (never completed) of Britain. From Julius Caesar’s initial incursions in 55 and 54 BC, through the Claudian invasion of 43 AD and the campaigns of expansion and pacification thereafter, he analyzes the Roman army in action.

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Pen & Sword z•z Armies of the Thracians and Dacians, 500 BC to AD 150

Military History of Late Rome, 395-425

History, Organization and Equipment

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Ilkka Syvänne

Gabriele Esposito $42.95 • Hardback • 192 pages 6.5x9.5 • 80 color & black and white illustrations • Currently Available • HIS027220 978-1-52-677274-9

The Thracians are mentioned as early as in the epic poems by Homer and were fundamental in the evolution of the Greek military systems across the ages. They fought in the Persian Wars, were part of Alexander the Great’s army, were used as mercenaries in many Hellenistic armies and resisted Roman conquest for a long time. The Dacians were a mix of different cultures and were extremely influenced by some steppe peoples like the Sarmatians. They formed one of the largest and most powerful kingdoms of Antiquity, a sort of super-power that dominated over the Balkans. Their wars against Trajan and the Roman Army were absolutely epic. The book contains a rich collection of photos specifically made for it by some excellent groups of reenactors.

Wars of Justinian I Michael Whitby

The Military History of Late Rome analyzes in great detail the pivotal years of 395-425. It was then that the mighty Roman Empire faced the Great Migrations while being wrecked by civil wars. In 395 the task of defending the Roman Empire fell on the great generalissimos Stilicho. He faced a series of hostile bureaucrats, emperors, usurpers and foreign foes until he was killed in a conspiracy in 409. His death led to an event that shook up the Empire to its very core. The city of Rome fell to the Visigoths of Alaric in 410. The book shows why this happened and how and why the Germanic tribes were able to settle inside the borders of the Empire. This, however, is not the entire picture. In contrast to the West Romans, the East Romans survived the civil wars and faced the Germans, Huns and Persia successfully. Why it was so and why were the East Romans able to take control also of West Rome in 425?

Justinian II

The Long War for Britannia 367–644

The Roman Emperor Who Lost his Nose and his Throne and Regained Both

Arthur and the History of Post-Roman Britain

Peter Crawford $34.95 • Hardback • 304 pages • 6x9.25 12 maps • August 2021 • HIS027220 978-1-52-676088-3

$52.95 • Hardback • 416 pages • 6x9.25 20 black and white illustrations • October 2021 BIO014000 • 978-1-52-675530-8

Justinian I was the last great conquering Roman emperor, who dramatically increased the size of his realm although he never actually led an army in person. His long reign (527-565) was devoted to the challenging project of renovatio imperii, that is the renovation of Empire. His was the will and vision behind campaigns that saw the reconquest of Rome itself and Italy from the Ostrogoths, North Africa from the Vandals, and parts of Spain from the Visigoths. This is the only book available devoted to analyzing all of Justinian’s campaigns on the basis of the full range of sources.

Justinian II became Roman emperor at a time when the Empire was beset by external enemies. His forces gained success but his religious and social policies fuelled internal opposition which resulted in him being deposed and mutilated in 695. After a decade in exile, he regained power through a coup d’etat with the backing of the erstwhile Bulgar enemy. His reign saw developments in numismatics, administration, finance and architecture, but he was deposed a second time in 711 and beheaded. Peter Crawford makes a long-overdue re-assessment of Justinian’s colorful but troubled career and asks if he fully deserves his poor reputation.

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Edwin Pace $42.95 • Hardback • 352 pages • 6x9.25 10 maps • October 2021 • HIS015010 978-1-39-901375-8

The Long War for Britannia is unique. It demonstrates that King Arthur and Uther Pendragon are the very opposite of medieval fantasy. Current scholarly doubts arose from the fact that different British regions had very different memories of post-Roman British rulers. Some remembered Arthur as the ‘Proud Tyrant’, a monarch who plunged the island into civil war. Others recalled him as the British general who saved Britain when all seemed lost. The deeds of Uther Pendragon replicate the victories of the dread Mercian king Penda. These authentic--yet radically different--narratives distort history to this very day.


Pen & Sword z The War of the Spanish Succession 1701–1714

History of the British Army, 1714–1783

James Falkner

Stephen Conway

$26.95 • Paperback • 280 pages • 6x9.25 20 b&w illustrations •October 2021 HIS027130 • 978-1-39-901348-2

$42.95 • Hardback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 16 b&w illustrations • Currently Available HIS027000 • 978-1-52-671140-3

The War of the Spanish Succession was a conflict on an unprecedented scale, stretching across most of western Europe, the high seas and the Americas. Yet this major subject is not well known and is little understood. That is why the publication of James Falkner’s absorbing new study is so important. In a clear and perceptive narrative he describes and analyzes the complex political maneuvers and a series of military campaigns which also involved the threat posed by Ottoman Turks in the east and Sweden and Russia in the north. The end result of eleven years of outright war was a French prince firmly established on the throne in Madrid and a division of the old Spanish empire.

Much has been written about the British army’s campaigns during the many wars it fought in the eighteenth century, but for over 150 years no one has attempted to produce a history of the army as an institution during this period. That is why Stephen Conway’s perceptive and detailed study is so timely and important. Taking into account the latest scholarship, he considers the army’s political control and administration, its system of recruitment, and the relationships between officers and mens. Stephen Conway offers a very different view of how the British army operated between the Hanoverian succession and the end of the War of American Independence.

The Light Division in the Peninsular War, 1808–1811

Robert Craufurd The Man and the Myth

Tim Saunders Rob Yuill

The Life and Times of Wellington’s Way-

$34.95 • Paperback • 312 pages • 6x9.25 30 b&w illustrations & 15 maps • September 2021 HIS027200 • 978-1-39-900795-5

Histories of the Light Division have tended to be incomplete, being based on memoirs of a few well known diarists, principally from the 95th Rifles. The authors of this book, the first volume of two, have sought memoirs from across the division, including the artillery, the King’s German Hussars and others to complete a broader history of Wellington’s elite division. This history of the Light Division is not simply a series of set piece battles but provides a wider picture of campaigning and what it was to be a light infantry soldier.


ward Martinet Ian Fletcher

$60 • Hardback • 616 pages • 6x9.25 • 20 b&w illustrations • Currently Available • BIO008000 978-1-52-677519-1

Thename Robert Craufurd evokes images of a battle-hardened martinet, flogging his men across Portugal and Spain, driving them hard and generally taking a tough stance against anything and everything that did not meet with his own strict disciplinarian code. But that is only a partial picture of this most complex character, and it is the other side of Craufurd’s personality that is revealed in this, the first full-length biography to be written in the last hundred years.

Britain at War with the Asante Nation 1823-1900 ‘The White Man’s Grave’ Stephen Manning $34.95 • Hardback • 192 pages • 6x9.25 30 black and white illustrations • Currently Available • HIS027130 • 978-1-52-678602-9

Like the Zulus, the Asante were a warrior nation who offered a tough adversary for the British regulars. And yet these wars have rarely been written about and are little understood. That is why Stephen Manning’s vivid, detailed new history of this neglected colonial conflict is of such value. Stephen Manning’s account, which is based on Asante as well as British sources, offers a fascinating view from both sides of one of the most remarkable and protracted struggles of the colonial era.

The Siege that Changed the World Paris, 1870–1871 N S Nash CBE $42.95 • Hardback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 • 32 b&w illustrations • November 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-52-679029-3

The Siege of Paris from September 1870 to the city’s capitulation in January 1871 was the result of Louis Napoleon III’s disastrous decision to declare war on Prussia. The Prussian Army proved vastly superior to their adversaries. As well as providing a vivid description of the siege and fighting, the author of this well researched account analyzes the long-term effects be they social, military and political both on France and wider Europe. He argues that while the siege was not particularly costly in terms of human life, its legacy was the reduction of French global influence, the growth of German militarism, the evolution of international communism and changes in the world order.

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•z Pen & zSword Napoleon’s Imperial Guard Organization, Uniforms and Weapons Gabriele Esposito $34.95 • Hardback • 160 pages 9.6x9.5 • 50 color illustrations • July 2021 • HIS027200 • 978-1-52-678671-5

Masséna at Bay 1811 The Lines of Torres Vedras to Funtes de Oñoro Tim Saunders Peninsular War Battlefield Companion $34.95 • Hardback • 248 pages 6x9.25 • 50 black and white illustrations • November 2021 HIS027200 • 978-1-39-900132-8

A detailed analysis of the organization, uniforms and weapons of the French Imperial Guard created by Napoleon I. The author describes how this large military body evolved from the Consular Guard created by Bonaparte as early as 1799 and how this came to include dozens of different military units belonging to each branch of service (infantry, cavalry, artillery, specialist corps). The Imperial Guard was a ‘miniature army’ made up of veteran soldiers, who were dressed with the most spectacular and elegant uniforms ever seen on the battlefields of Europe. The Guard also included several ‘exotic’ non-French units that are also covered in the text: Egyptian Mamelukes, Polish and Lithuanian lancers, Tatar scouts, Dutch grenadiers and lancers. The way in which Napoleon employed the Guard in battle is discussed and also how it differed from the rest of the French Army in terms of military dress and weaponry.

This book, starting with the occupation of the Lines of Torres Vedras, which were at the heart of Wellington’s Peninsular strategy from October 1809-1812, is the story of Wellington’s pursuit of Masséna back to Spain. This was a time when the Peninsular Army was still being forged and Wellington was refining his own art of war. In addition, 1810-1811 was a period when the outcome of the struggle in Iberia was still far from certain, and Wellington could not manoeuvre with the same confidence in the outcome as he could in future years. The series of combats fought at Pombal, Redhina, Foz da Arounce and Sabugal while Masséna was at bay, though not categorised as ‘general actions’, were of the same scale and significance as those of 1808; Roliça and Vimiero. The general action at Funtes de Oñoro was one of the most significant of Wellington’s victories, but he confessed that ‘If Bony had been here we would have been beat.’

Waterloo Witnesses

Coastal Defences of the British Empire in the Revolutionary & Napoleonic Eras

Military and Civilian Accounts of the 1815 Campaign Kristine Hughes $34.95 • Hardback • 272 pages 6x9.25 • color plate section Currently Available • HIS027200 978-1-39-900362-9

The allied victory over Napoleon’s French army at the Battle of Waterloo reshaped governments and boundaries, made or broke fortunes and touched thousands of lives in ways both large and small, and it has been analysed, dissected and refought on paper a hundred times. Perhaps, though, the very best words ever written about that momentous campaign are the first-person accounts recorded as events unfolded. It is these vivid accounts that Kristine Hughes has collected together in order to convey the hopes, fears and aspirations of their authors. They inject the story of the battle with a level of humanity that reclaims it from the realm of legend and restores it to the people who witnessed it. In chronological order her work pieces together a novel view of the battle and events surrounding it as they were experienced by both military men and civilians. The result is a fascinating and varied picture of the individuals involved and the society of the period. Their words make compelling reading.

Daniel S MacCannell $50 • Hardback • 240 pages 6.5x9.5 • 70 color illustrations Currently Available • HIS015000 978-1-52-675345-8

Far more than an architecture book, Coastal Defences of the British Empire, 1775–1815 is a sweeping reinterpretation of the Martello towers, Grand Redoubts, Royal Military Canal and other new defence infrastructure of the Napoleonic War. At its best, this saw Britain’s position as a vast land battle, with the deadly threat of the French-held Antwerp navy yards on its own ‘left wing’, and Lisbon as the enemy’s ‘weak left’ to be ‘turned’. The book also takes in the astonishingly inventive, bold and bloody small-boat wars that raged from the Baltic and Channel coast to Chesapeake Bay and Lake Ontario. Along the way, it traces a fundamental change in the nature of war and society: from a ponderous game of fortresses and colonies played by rulers, to murderous ‘foot by foot’ defence of the whole territory of the nation by ‘both sexes and every social type.’

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z Pen & Sword Fortune Favours the Brave The Battles of the Hook Korea,1952–1953 A J Barker $29.95 • Paperback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 November 2021 • HIS027020 978-1-39-901341-3

The Hook, a prominent ridge on the Korean Peninsula, saw more blood spilt than any other feature in that grisly and intense war. So much so that it was known as the bloody Hook. The two costliest battles are told in detail in this military classic.

Chris Peers

Mountain Commandos at War in the Falklands

Nicholas Jellicoe


Stephen Wynn

On 15 August 1945, US and Soviet forces liberated Korea from the Japanese and the country was divided, with the Soviets administering the northern part of the country and the Americans the south. Tensions ame to a head on 25 June 1950 when the North Korea crossed the 38th parallel. On 29 August, British forces finally arrived in South Korea. During the course of the Korean War, the Victoria Cross was awarded on just four occasions. Each of the actions which led to the awards are discussed in this book, which in the case of Bill Speakman, includes an interview he gave to the author in 2017.

SAS and SBS Commander

George Jellicoe, son of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, commander of the British Grand Fleet at Jutland, was never compromised by his privileged upbringing. In this insightful biography, his son describes a life of action, drama, public service and controversy. George’s exploits with the newly formed SAS, as David Stirling’s second-in-command, and later commanding the SBS, make for fascinating reading. Over four years it embraced the North African and Mediterranean campaigns and culminated in the saving of a newly-liberated Athens from the communist guerrillas of ELAS. Thanks to the author’s access, this biography provides fascinating detail of Special Forces operations.

The African Wars

$29.95 • Paperback 176 pages • 6x9.25 32 b&w illustrations • September 2021 HIS027020 • 978-1-52-671331-5

George Jellicoe

$49.95 • Hardback • 336 pages • 6x9.25 32 b&w illustrations • July 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-39-900944-7

Victoria Cross Winners of the Korean War

The Royal Marines Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre in Action During the 1982 Conflict Rodney Boswell $42.95 • Hardback • 240 pages • 6x9.25 30 color illustrations • Currently Available HIS037070 • 978-1-52-679162-7

This first-hand account gives a fascinating insight into the operational skills of a small, specially trained unit and shows the important contribution it made to the success of the British advance. It also records the entire experience of the Falklands War from their point of view – the long voyage south through the Atlantic, the landings, the advance and the liberation of Port Stanley.

Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns $26.95 • Paperback • 240 pages • 6x9.25 20 illustrations • October 2021 • HIS037060 978-1-39-901314-7

In The African Wars Chris Peers provides a graphic account of several of the key campaigns fought between European powers and the native peoples of Africa. His pioneering and authoritative study describes in vivid detail the organization and training of African warriors, their weapons, their fighting methods and traditions, and their tactics. He concentrates on the campaigns mounted by the most successful African armies as they struggled to defend themselves against the European scramble for Africa. Resistance was inconsistent, but some warlike peoples fought long and hard - the Zulu victory over the British at Isandhlwana is the best known but by no means the only occasion when the Africans humiliated the colonial invaders.

A Falklands Family at War Diaries of the 1982 Conflict Neville Bennett Valerie Bennett $49.95 • Hardback • 256 pages • 6x9.25 30 color illustrations • July 2021 • HIS027130 978-1-39-901023-8

Many military accounts of the British side of the Falklands War have been published , but little attention has been paid to the Falkland islanders. As chief fireman Neville was frequently called out to deal with fires and other incidents during the occupationy. Valerie saw a different side of the occupation through her work at the Stanley hospital where she had to handle the Argentines as well as daily accidents and emergencies. Their joint record of the circumstances in the Falklands in April, May and June 1982 gives us a fascinating inside view of family life during the occupation and of their relations with the Argentine soldiers and commanders.

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Pen & Sword z•z Tracing Your First World War Ancestors Second Edition A Guide for Family Historians Simon Fowler Tracing Your Ancestors • $26.95 Paperback • 152 pages • 6x9.2 40 black and white illustrations Currently Available • REF013000 978-1-39-900039-0

Identifying Cap Badges A Family Historian’s Guide Graham Bandy $29.95 • Paperback • 192 pages 6x9.25 • 100 black and white illustrations • November 2021 HIS027000 • 978-1-52-677597-9

It is quite easy to find an erudite book on military cap badges, but you could spend days plodding through hundreds of pictures to This guide offers a simple, find a match for the one you hold. yet comprehensive, guide to These learned badge collector’s researching the men and women books have one major flaw; they are pictured and discussed in ‘order of from Britain - and its dominions and colonies - who took part in the First precedence’, that is to say, from the earliest formed regiments to the latest, World War either at the front or at home with separate sections on medical, engineers, cavalry, infantry, etc. In a straightforward, easy-to-follow style the book introduces readers to the In this book you will find badges ordered by what is on the badge itself; be multitude of sources they can use to explore the history of the First World War it a dragon, sphinx or castle, horse, lion or tiger. This is badge identification for themselves. in minutes, rather than hours, with added information on dating badges In a series of short, instructive chapters the book takes the reader through and many comparison photographs alongside all the pictures of the badges. the process of researching ancestors who served during the First World War Added to these pictures are short histories of the regiments and ‘family trees’ providing short cuts and background information as required. plotting the antecedents of today’s units.

Sniper in Helmand Six Months on the Frontline James Cartwright Andy McNab $29.95 • Paperback • 192 pages • 6x9.25 32 b&w illustrations • July 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-39-901344-4

Few soldiers are deemed good enough to be selected and trained as snipers and even fewer qualify. The Author is one such man who recently served a full tour of duty with 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. His book, the first to written by a trained sniper in Afghanistan, reveals the psychological pressures and awesome life-and-death responsibility of his role and, in particular, the deadly cat-and-mouse games with the enemy snipers. Sniper in Helmand is a thrilling action-packed, yet very human, account of both front line service in the intense Afghanistan war and first-hand sniper action. Andy McNab inspired James to join the army and has written a moving foreword.

War Trials Investigation of a Soldier and the Trauma of Iraq

Duelling Through the Ages Stephen Wynn

Will Yates

$39.95 • Hardback • 288 pages • 6x9.25 32 color illustrations • Currently Available POL061000 • 978-1-52-679602-8

War Trials tells the gripping and in-depth true story of a British soldier’s role in the drowning of an Iraqi teenager in May 2003, the devastating investigation and resulting court martial. This soldier would eventually endure numerous investigations and face the threat of the International Criminal Court for war crimes but these are the shocking events that started it all. It is the compelling story of a contentious military campaign with little preparation for the disastrous fall out, the soldiers pushed to the limit who maintained a wall of a silence after doing the unthinkable, and a floating body of dead child who came to symbolize a generation lost to war.

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$39.95 • Hardback • 176 pages • 6x9.25 30 b&w illustrations • August 2021 • HIS027000 978-1-52-673853-0

Putting aside Roman gladiators and gun-slingers of the American Wild West, by the 19th century duelling had become the sole domain of nobility, military officers and gentleman. The word ‘honor’ became popular, because it was the reason why most men would challenge another to a duel. This book challenges that notion and asks whether it was really about honor at all, or was it more about arrogance or social standing? The book also looks at some of the more humorous, unusual and least expected ways people found to conduct their duels, including throwing billiard balls at each other, duelling whilst sat on the backs of elephants, and two men who decided their differences should be settled half a mile up in the sky in hot air balloons.


z Pen & Sword Betrayal of an Army

Deserters of the First World War

Mesopotamia 1914–1916

Tommy French How British First World War Soldiers Turned French into Slang

The Home Front

N S Nash CBE

Andrea Hetherington $29.95 • Paperback • 320 pages • 6x9.25 Illustrated • September 2021 • HIS027090 978-1-39-901353-6

The British invasion of Mesopotamia was initially successful in securing the oil fields around Basra by November 1914. Despite stiffening Turkish resistance and inadequate supply lines, Maj Gen Townshend and the Expeditionary Force was ordered to advance on Baghdad. After a five month siege Townshend had to surrender due to heavy losses and inadequate supplies. Such was the humiliation and loss of life that the British Parliament ordered a Commission to be set up. This attributed responsibility and blame to the toxic combination of incompetent leadership and wholesale military misjudgement.

$49.95 • Hardback • 240 pages • 6x9.25 20 black and white illustrations • August 2021 HIS027090 • 978-1-52-674799-0

The story of First World War deserters who were shot at dawn, then pardoned nearly a century later has often been told, but these 306 soldiers represent a tiny proportion of deserters. More than 80,000 cases of desertion and absence were tried at courts martial on the home front but these soldiers have been ignored. Andrea Hetherington, in this thought-provoking and meticulously researched account, sets the record straight by describing the deserters who disappeared from camps and barracks within Great Britain at an alarming rate.

Badges of the Regular Infantry, 1914–1918

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front – Battle of Albert

David Bilton

$49.95 • Hardback • 192 pages • 9.6x9.5 250 color & 100 black and white illustrations August 2021 • HIS027090 • 978-1-52-675802-6

Badges of the Regular Infantry, 1914-1918 is based on over thirty years research in museums, archives and collections. It is an exhaustive study of the development of the battalion, brigade and divisional signs of the twelve divisions that formed the regular army during the Great War. It also looks at the badges of those battalions left behind to guard the Empire. What helps make the information accurate and authoritative is that much of it comes from an archive created at the time and from personal correspondence with hundreds of veterans in the 1980s, many of whom still had their badges and often had razor-sharp recollections about wearing them.


21-27 August 1918 Paul Oldfield

Julian Walker $39.95 • Hardback • 224 pages • 6x9.25 30 b&w illustrations • Currently Available HIS027090 • 978-1-52-676592-5

‘Napoo,’‘san fairy ann’, ‘toot sweet’ are anglicized French phrases that came into use on the Western Front during the First World War as British troops struggled to communicate in French. Over four years of war they created an extraordinary slang which reflects the period and brings the conflict to mind whenever it is heard today. Julian Walker shows how French place-names were anglicized as were words for food and drink, and he looks at what these slang terms tell us about the soldiers’ perception of France, their relationship with the French and their ideas of home.

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front – Battles of the Scarpe 1918 and DrocourtQueant Line

$32.95 • Paperback • 240 pages • 6x9.25 200 bl&w illustrations & maps • Currently Available • BIO008000 • 978-1-52-678799-

26 August - 2 September 1918

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front: Battle of Albert, is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. A thorough account of each VC action is set within the wider strategic and tactical context. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, allowing 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.

$29.95 • Paperback • 352 pages • 6x9.25 200 b&w illustrations & maps • September 2021 BIO008000 • 978-1-52-678803-0

Paul Oldfield

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front: Battles of the Scarpe & Drocourt- Quéant Line, is designed for the battlefield visitor as much as the armchair reader. Detailed sketch maps show the area today, allowing visitors to stand upon the spot where each VC was won. There is also a comprehensive biography for each recipient, covering every aspect of their lives.

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z Pen & Sword The MeuseArgonne 1918 The Right Bank to the Armistice Maarten Otte Battleground Books: WWI • $22.95 Paperback • 240 pages • 5.5x8.5 150 b&w illustrations & 20 maps September 2021 • HIS027090 978-1-52-679617-2

The Americans had considerable initial success when they launched their huge offensive against the Germans in the Meuse-Argonne in the last days of September 1918. However, not everything went smoothly and the attack became bogged down, held up by the several lines of the Hindenburg System and logistical challenges. A major additional obstacle was the presence of batteries of German artillery on the high ground on the right bank of the Meuse, almost untroubled by any significant assaults by the allied forces. The tours take the visitor over some beautiful countryside, with stunning views over the Meuse and the Woevre Plain. There are significant vestiges of the war still to be seen, including numerous observation bunkers and shelters as well as trenches. An unusual feature of the area are the traces of part of the Maginot Line, notably bunkers and the rail infrastructure to support it.

The Somme 1916 Martinpuich and the Butte de Warlencourt Bob Paterson Battleground Books: WWI • $26.95 Paperback • 192 pages • 5.5x8.5 180 b&w illustrations & 40 maps Currently Available • HIS027090 978-1-52-676446-1

Much of the popular attention on the Battle of the Somme 1916 is focussed on the first day of the infantry assault, 1st July, when such high hopes were dashed and British casualties ran into the tens of thousands. However, the Somme was a battle that lasted over twenty weeks, running well into the autumn. This book is concerned with fighting south of the famous Albert-Bapaume road from mid September to the official end of the battle. The coverage includes Martinpuich, the hamlet of Eaucourt l’Abbaye, Le Sars and that strange topographical feature the Butte de Warlencourt. As well as the customary walks, essential to an understanding of the confused fighting in the area, there is a long car tour, covering many less visited parts of the battlefield to the east and north of the Butte and which places it firmly in the context of the battle.

From the Channel to the Ypres Salient

Betrayed Ally

The Belgian Sector 1914 -1918

Christopher Arnander Frances Wood

Chris Baker

$26.95 • Paperback • 224 pages 6x9.25 • 32 b&w illustrations Currently Available • HIS027090 978-1-52-679700-1

Battleground Books: WWI • $29.95 Paperback • 192 pages • 5.5x8.5 100 b&w illustrations • August 2021 HIS027090 • 978-1-52-674931-4

The role of the Belgian army in the Great War is little known, apart from the opening months, when ‘brave little Belgium’ held on to its important fortified cities, notably Liege and Antwerp, for longer than German planning had anticipated. It was not until mid October 1914 that the Belgian army was forced back to the area of the Yser. At this crucial phase of the campaign, the harsh decision was taken to open the dykes at the end of October 1914 and thereby flooding much of the low lying ground east of the Yser and so effectively halting major German offensive operations. This book concerns itself with the years of defence and the reconstruction of the army behind the Yser. Chris Baker brings his extensive knowledge of the Belgian army and of the Flanders region to produce a much needed insight into Belgium’s army role for most of the war as the protector of the northern flank of the whole of the Allied line.

China in the Great War

The Great War helped China emerge from humiliation and obscurity and take its first tentative steps as a full member of the global community. In 1912 the Qing Dynasty had ended. President Yuan Shikai, who seized power in 1914, offered the British 50,000 troops to recover the German colony in Shandong but this was refused. In 1916 China sent a vast army of labourers to Europe. In 1917 she declared war on Germany despite this effectively making the real enemy Japan an ally. The betrayal came when Japan was awarded the former German colony. This inspired the rise of Chinese nationalism and communism, enflamed by Russia. The scene was set for Japans incursions into China and thirty years of bloodshed. One hundred years on, the time is right for this accessible and authoritative account of Chinas role in The Great War and assessment of its national and international significance.

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z Pen & Sword The Boy Scouts in the Great War

Britain’s Railways in the First World War

Craig Armstrong

Michael Foley

$39.95 • Hardback • 208 pages • 6x9.25 100 black & white illustrations • October 2021 HIS027090 • 978-1-52-672324-6

With its members brought up with a strong ethos of duty and loyalty, it was no surprise that many Boy Scouts wanted to play the best role possible in the nation’s war effort. Many members were amongst those who rallied to the colors and enlisted. A number even wining the Victoria Cross. On the Home Front, Boy Scouts served as messengers, printers, dispatch riders etc. in the War Office and other government offices. They became a trusted and common sight on the streets and the contribution they made was great indeed.

Michael Foley examines how the railway system and its workers proved to be a vital part of the war effort. The book describes how the enlistment of railway troops was to bleed the civilian system dry as skilled railwaymen were sent to work at the front. In addition, the military commandeered thousands of Britain’s railway vehicles, and turned the already stressed railway workshops away from maintaining what remained of the country’s railways so they could produce armaments for the forces instead. The book also reveals how the British were so far behind their enemies and allies in the use of railway support to the front lines that they had to plead for help from Canada.

TunnelMaster & Arsonist of the Great War

The Somme 1916 Beyond the First Day

Tony Bridgland Anne Morgan

Beaucourt and Mametz Wood to the Butte de

$29.95 • Paperback • 256 pages • 6x9.25 September 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-39-901604-9

Sir John Norton-Griffiths was one of a breed of adventurer, pioneer, entrepreneur and soldier whose like is very seldom seen. Having learnt his trade and made his fortune mining the rich seams of South Africa, he turned his expertise to more deadly use in the Great War. He led the gallant miners who burrowed deep under enemy lines with devastating effect. He went on to wreak havoc on the Danube. Always a controversial figure, he died (or was murdered?) in mysterious circumstances. This is the story of a true maverick who was a formidable force and legend wherever he went.


$49.95 • Hardback • 280 pages • 6x9.25 116 black and white illustrations • September 2021 • HIS027090 • 978-1-52-678679-1

Warlencourt Jon Cooksey Jerry Murland

$28.95 • Paperback • 240 pages • 5.5x8.5 100 b&w illustrations • Currently Available HIS027090 • 978-1-52-673812-7

In their second Visitor’s Guide to the 1916 Battle of the Somme Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland focus on the series of secondary battles that were key stages in the five-month struggle. This highly illustrated guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of the Battle of the Somme and the war on the Western Front.


Lawrence of Arabia’s Secret Dispatches during the Arab Revolt,

Fabrizio Bagatti $42.95 • Hardback • 272 pages • 6x9.25 20 black and white illustrations • August 2021 HIS027090 • 978-1-39-901018-4

This new collection of his dispatches is a valuable addition to the literature on Lawrence for it allows readers to trace the course of the revolt as he wrote about it at the time. They are printed in chronological order with full explanatory notes. The editor provides a perceptive introduction which sets them in their wartime context, fills in the military and political background to the strategic situation in the Middle East and describes Lawrence’s important role as an intermediary between the Arabs and the British.

A Hundred Years of Spying Phil Carradice

$42.95 • Hardback 224 pages • 6x9.25 40 black and white illustrations • August 2021 HIS037070 • 978-1-52-678141-3

A Hundred Years of Spying takes the reader through the murky world of espionage as it develops over the course of the twentieth century, where the lines of truth and reality blur. This book will look at the use of and development of spying as an accepted military practice. It will focus on individuals from Belgians like Gabrielle Petite to the infamous Mata Hari, from people like Reilly Ace of Spies to the British traitors such as Philby, Burgess and McClean. The activities of American atom spies like the Rosenbergs will also be covered as will Russian double agent Oleg Penkovsky and many others.

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The Summer of ’63: Gettysburg Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War Chris Mackowski PhD Dan Welch Emerging Civil War Anniversary Series $29.95 • Hardback • 264 pages • 6x9 6 maps, 60 images • July 2021 HIS036050 • 978-1-61121-571-7 Chris Mackowski lives in St. Bonaventure, NY Dan Welch lives in Gettysburg, PA

Building on momentum from a string of victories that stretched back into the summer of 1862, Robert E. Lee launched his Confederate Army of Northern Virginia on an invasion of the North meant to shake Union resolve and fundamentally shift the dynamic of the war. His counterpart with the Federal Army of the Potomac, George Meade, elevated to command just days before the fighting, found himself defending his home state in a high-stakes battle that could have put Confederates at the very gates of the nation’s capital. The Summer of ’63: Gettysburg: Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War is a compilation of some of their favorites, anthologized, revised, and updated, together with several original pieces. Each entry includes original and helpful illustrations. This important study, when read with its companion volume The Summer of ’63: Vicksburg and Tullahoma, contextualizes the major 1863 campaigns in what arguably was Civil War’s turning-point summer.

The Summer of ’63: Vicksburg and Tullahoma Favorite Stories and Fresh Perspectives from the Historians at Emerging Civil War Chris Mackowski PhD Dan Welch Emerging Civil War Anniversary Series $29.95 • Hardback • 244 pages • 6x9 7 maps, 75 images • July 2021 HIS036050 • 978-1-61121-572-4 Chris Mackowski lives in St. Bonaventure, NY Dan Welch lives in Gettysburg, PA

The fall of Vicksburg in July 1863 fundamentally changed the strategic picture of the American Civil War, though its outcome had been anything but certain. Union general Ulysses S. Grant tried for months to capture the Confederate Mississippi River bastion, to no avail. A bold running of the river batteries, followed by a daring river crossing and audacious overland campaign, finally allowed Grant to pen the Southern army inside the entrenched city. The long and gritty siege that followed led to the fall of the city, the opening of the Mississippi to Union traffic, and a severance of Confederacy in two. In middle Tennessee, meanwhile, the Union Army of the Cumberland recaptured thousands of square miles of territory while sustaining fewer than 600 casualties. years of working at battlefields, guiding tours, presenting talks, and writing for the wider Civil War community. This important study, when read with its companion volume The Summer of ’63: Gettysburg, contextualizes the major 1863 campaigns in what arguably was Civil War’s turning-point summer.

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Unhappy Catastrophes The American Revolution in Central New Jersey, 1776-1782 Robert M. Dunkerly Emerging Revolutionary War Series • $14.95 Paperback • 192 pages • 6x9 10 maps, 150 images • September 2021 HIS036030 • 978-1-61121-527-4 Robert M. Dunkerly lives in Richmond, VA

“The Importance of the North River (the Hudson), and the sanguine wishes of all to prevent the enemy from possessing it, have been the causes of this unhappy catastrophe.” So wrote General George Washington in 1776 as the British invaded New Jersey. Worse was to come, as the British overran the state, and the Americans suffered one unhappy catastrophe after another. In the fall of 1776, British forces drove the Americans out and secured the state. Following the battles of Trenton and Princeton, New Jersey became a battleground. The spring of 1777 saw the formation of a new Continental Army, one that served the rest of the war. That spring British and American forces clashed in a series of small but sharp battles. By summer, British general Howe tried to lure Washington into a major engagement, but the Americans avoided the trap. As the conflict dragged on, civilians became engulfed in the fray, and a bitter civil war erupted, continuing until the end of the conflict. In Unhappy Catastrophes, author Robert M. Dunkerly follows the course of the war through its various phases, and details lesser-known battles, military campsites, raids, espionage, and more. The book features historic sites to visit, markers, and websites for further research and study.


z Polaris Savas Beatie The Great “What Ifs” of the American Civil War

Cedar Mountain to Antietam A Civil War Campaign History of the Union XII Corps, July – September 1862

Historians Tackle the Conflict’s Most Intriguing Possibilities

M. Chris Bryan

Chris Mackowski PhD Brian Matthew Jordan

$34.95 • Hardback • 384 pages • 6x9 28 maps, 65 images • November 2021 HIS036050 • 978-1-61121-577-9 M. Chris Bryan lives in Huntingtown, MD

$29.95 • Hardback • 264 pages • 6x9 4 maps, 30 images • October 2021 HIS036050 • 978-1-61121-573-1 Chris Mackowski lives in NY

“What If...?” Every Civil War armchair general asks the question. Possibilities unfold. Disappointments vanish. Imaginations soar. More questions arise. The Great “What Ifs” of the American Civil War: Historians Tackle the Conflict’s Most Intriguing Possibilities is a collection of thirteen essays by the historians at Emerging Civil War, including a foreword by acclaimed alternate history writer Peter G. Tsouras. Each entry focuses on one of the most important events of the war and unpacks the options of the moment. To understand what happened, we must look at what could have happened, with the full multitude of choices before us and a clear and objective eye. “What if” is a tool for illumination. This is not a collection of alternate histories or counterfactual scenarios. Rather, it is an invitation to ask, to learn, and to wonder, “What if...?”

The Last Battle of Winchester

Targeted Tracks The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861-1865

Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 – September 19, 1864

Scott L. Mingus Sr. Cooper H. Wingert

Scott C. Patchan

$22.95 • Paperback • 272 pages • 6x9 3 maps, 28 images • September 2021 HIS036050 • 978-1-61121-543-4 Scott L. Mingus Sr. lives in York, PA Cooper H. Wingert lives in Wingert, PA

$26.95 • Paperback • 576 pages • 6x9 81 images, 22 maps • September 2021 HIS036050 • 978-1-61121-576-2 Scott C. Patchan lives in Haymarket, VA

The Civil War was the first conflict in which railroads played a major role. Although much has been written about the role of railroads in general, little has been written about specific lines. The Cumberland Valley Railroad, for example, played an important strategic role by connecting Hagerstown, Maryland, to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Because of its proximity to major cities in the Eastern Theater, the Cumberland Valley Railroad was an enticing Confederate target. As invading armies jostled for position, the CVRR’s valuable rolling stock was never far from the minds of Rebel leaders. Northern military and railway officials knew the line was a prized target and coordinated to ensure the railroad’s prized resources remained out of enemy hands. When they failed to protect the line, as they sometimes did, Southern horsemen wrought havoc on the Northern war effort by tearing up its tracks, seizing or torching Union supplies, and laying waste to warehouses, engine houses, and passenger depots.


The diminutive Union XII Corps found significant success on the field at Antietam. Its soldiers swept through the East Woods and the Miller Cornfield, permanently clearing both of Confederates and eventually secured a foothold beyond the Dunker Church in the West Woods. This important piece of high ground had been the Union objective all morning. Bryan’s study, a hybrid unit history and leadership and character assessment, puts the XII Corps’ actions in proper context by providing significant and substantive treatment to its Confederate opponents. His unique study, based on extensive archival research, newspapers, and other important resources, and complete with detailed maps and images, is a compelling story of a little-studied yet consequential corps and fills a longstanding historiographical gap.

The Last Battle of Winchester is the first serious study to chronicle the largest, longest, and bloodiest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. Author Scott Patchan, recognized as the foremost authority on the 1864 Valley Campaign, dissects the five weeks of complex maneuvering and sporadic combat before the opposing armies ended up at Winchester, an important town in the northern end of the Valley that had changed hands dozens of times during the war. Tactical brilliance and ineptitude were on display throughout the day-long affair. Patchan’s vivid prose is based upon more than two decades of meticulous firsthand research and an unparalleled understanding of the battlefield. Nearly two dozen original maps, scores of photos, hundreds of explanatory footnotes, and seven invaluable appendices enhance our understanding of this watershed battle.

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Seaforth Publishingz ••Yz Lolfa • Tempest From War to Peace The Conversion of Naval Vessels After Two World Wars Nick Robins $42.95 • Hardback • 192 pages 7.5x9.5 • 125 b/w and color illustrations September 2021 • TRA006020 978-1-39-900958-4 Seaforth Publishing

From War to Peace tells the story of the adaptation from White Ensign to Red Ensign, and to flags of other nations, of the numerous classes of naval ships mainly built during the two world wars and surplus to requirements with the advent of peace. It also describes ships sourced from the United States Navy and elsewhere that were converted for commercial use. The most successful classes to transfer to the merchant service were the Hunt-class minesweepers of the Great War, Landing Craft, Tank, the salvage tugs of World War Two, and the wooden-hulled Fairmile launches which became familiar at seaside resorts in the 1950s and ‘60s. The author reveals the military antecedents of numerous commercial vessels that many would have thought were built especially for the service that they later maintained, and it illustrates just how many Royal Navy vessels ended up in private ownership.

Wales’ Unknown Hero: Soldier, Spy, Monk The Life of Henry Coombe-Tennant, MC, of Neath Bernard Lewis $19.99 • Paperback • 352 pages 5.5x8.5 • c.30 b/w photos November 2021 • BIO008000 978-1-912631-33-9 • Y Lolfa

A biography of Henry Coombe-Tennant (1913–89). Henry’s mother, Winifred Coombe-Tennant, was a well-known British suffragette, political campaigner and psychic medium, and Henry was the result of an extra-marital affair with the brother of the Prime Minister. According to Winifred, her spirit-world contacts claimed that Henry was to become the ‘New Messiah,’ bringing peace to a troubled world. After Eton, Cambridge and China, Henry went into the Welsh Guards, before being captured during World War II, escaping from his POW camp and getting back to Britain. He joined Special Forces, parachuting into occupied France to assist the Resistance. Post-war, he served with NATO and then the British Secret Service, becoming ‘our man in Baghdad’ after a bloody revolution in Iraq. Converting to Catholicism in the early 1960s, he ended his days as a Benedictine monk at Downside Abbey near Bath.

The Secret Horsepower Race Special Edition: DB 601

The Secret Horsepower Race Special Edition: Merlin

Western Front Fighter Engine Development

Western Front Fighter Engine Development

Calum E Douglas

Calum E Douglas

$65 • Hardback • 480 pages • 11.3x8.2 Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-911658-86-3 • Tempest

$65 • Hardback • 480 pages • 11.3x8.2 Currently Available • HIS027100 978-1-911658-87-0 • Tempest

The piston engines that powered Second World War fighters, the men who designed them, and the secret intelligence work carried out by both Britain and Germany would determine the outcome of the first global air war. Advanced jet engines may have been in development but every militarily significant air battle was fought by piston-engined fighters. Whoever designed the most powerful piston engines would win air superiority and with it the ability to dictate the course of the war as a whole. This is the never before told story of a high-tech race, hidden behind the closed doors of design offices and intelligence agencies, to create the war’s best fighter engine. Using the fruits of extensive research in archives around the world together with the previously unpublished memoirs of fighter engine designers, author Calum E. Douglas tells the story of a desperate contest between the world’s best engineers – the Secret Horsepower Race.

The piston engines that powered Second World War fighters, the men who designed them, and the secret intelligence work carried out by both Britain and Germany would determine the outcome of the first global air war. Advanced jet engines may have been in development but every militarily significant air battle was fought by piston-engined fighters. Whoever designed the most powerful piston engines would win air superiority and with it the ability to dictate the course of the war as a whole. This is the never before told story of a high-tech race, hidden behind the closed doors of design offices and intelligence agencies, to create the war’s best fighter engine. Using the fruits of extensive research in archives around the world together with the previously unpublished memoirs of fighter engine designers, author Calum E. Douglas tells the story of a desperate contest between the world’s best engineers – the Secret Horsepower Race.

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