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War. It brings out the very best in some and the worst in others—both in a people and in the nations for which they fight. History shows us that conflict at the tribal level or the global scale is a great engine of change that impacts lives, cultures, international politics, and economies for many, many years. For most of us, the twentieth century is demarcated by World War One, World War Two, and the Cold War. From these three periods on the 100-year timeline, the activities, migrations, inventions, and politics allow for better understanding when viewed through the lens of war.

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AFV Modeller


Avonmore Books


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Fighting High Publishing


Frontline Books


Gettysburg Publishing


Though Winston Churchill noted that,“History is written by the victors,” in this catalog you will discover books written the by the winners and the losers. Within are titles originally written in German, Russian, French, among others that are now published in English for the first time.

Greenhill Books




Grub Street Publishing


For reenactors, modelers, set builders, and those needing historically accurate information on the uniforms, equipment, and all manner of ship, plane, and tank, you will find a plethora of illustrated books that reveal every detail they might need.

Harpia Publishing


Helion and Company




We welcome two new clients: Avonmore Books is an Australian publisher specializing in military and aviation history, and Gettysburg Publishing focuses on American history and especially the U.S. Civil War.

Karwansaray Publishers




We look forward to working with all of you. As always, we are happy to hear from you. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information about frontlist, backlist, or digital titles and series. Likewise, some of the titles come in a variety of formats and editions, so do call us with any queries you have. We are proud of the titles presented herein and expect to see them finding an audience once they are on display in libraries, bookstore, and museum shops. And lastly, speaking as a dad and granddad, books certainly do make great Father’s Day gifts.

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PeKo Publishing


Air World


Onward to Victory,

Pen and Sword


Sam Caggiula

Savas Beatie


Combatant stories of tragic hardship, defeat, and death as well as tales of bravery, victory, and survival against impossible odds showing humanity in its darkest day or its finest hour can be astounding and unbelievable—more amazing than fiction. Is there any wonder that Military History makes for compelling reading?

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Countdown to D-Day The German Perspective Peter Margaritis

$34.95 / 576 pages / 6 x 9 / Over 150 photos, plus maps and diagrams / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-769-4

In December 1943, among rising realization that the Allies are planning to invade “Fortress Europe,” Field Marshal Rommel was assigned the title of General Inspector for the Atlantic Wall. His mission was to assess their readiness—what he finds disgusts him. General der Artillerie Erich Marcks is the man on the ground in Normandy trying to build up the coastal defenses with woefully inadequate supplies and a shortage of men, and fulfill Rommel’s demands. Meanwhile Generaloberst Hans von Salmuth has been given responsibility for defending Fifteenth Army’s coastline. Generalmajor Bayerlien is preparing the elite panzer divisions for what may lie ahead, and Generalmajor Pemsel is struggling to coordinate efforts to prepare Seventh Army. All of these local commanders are subject to the whims of Hitler, hundreds of miles away but continually issuing orders increasingly divorced from the reality of the war. Countdown to D-Day takes a journal approach, tracing the daily activities and machinations of the OKH as they try to prepare for the Allied invasion.

Peter Margaritis minored in History at Ohio State University. A retired chief petty officer, he has an extensive military background in communications and naval intelligence.

Autopsy of an Unwinnable War Vietnam

William C. Haponski with Jerry Burcham $32.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 photographs, 6 maps / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-719-9

Since the fall of Saigon in 1975 there have been many books published on why (and whether) America lost the war in Vietnam. This story is the result of a quest for answers by one who, after decades of wondering what it was about—what was it all about?—turned to a years-long search of French, American, and Vietnamese sources. It is a story of success on the one hand, defeat on the other, and the ingredients of both, inspirational or sordid as they may be. It is a story mostly lived and revealed by the people inside Vietnam who were directly involved in the war: from leaders in high positions, down to the jungle boots and sandals level of the fighters, and among the Vietnamese people who were living the war. Because of what was happening inside Vietnam itself, no matter what policies and directives came out of Paris or Washington, or the influences in Moscow or Beijing, it is about a Vietnamese idea which would eventually triumph over bullets. Bill Haponski is a 1956 graduate of West Point, commissioned in the armor branch. He served in a tank battalion in Europe during the Cold War. In 1967 he received a doctorate in English language and literature from Cornell University while also n Press teaching full-timeThate SWest heridaPoint.

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Triumphant Warrior

The Legend of the Navy’s Most Daring Helicopter Pilot and the Battles at Vinh Long Peter D. Shay

$32.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9 / 40–50 images / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-763-2

In Vietnam, barely a month after the start of the Tet Offensive in 1968, one United States Navy flyer applied the fundamental but sometimes forgotten maxims expressed in the Naval pilots’ creed. And he dared to risk not only his naval career, but the lives of his fellow aircrewmen in rescuing a wounded U.S. Army advisor whose time had nearly run out and whose loss of blood meant that he was only moments away from certain battlefield death. Allen Weseleskey was awarded the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Navy Cross during his service. This is his story, from early assignments, clashes with superior officers, missions and rescues during the Tet Offensive, to homecoming. It is the story of a quintessential flyer, an American hero who was prepared to speak his mind and take risks. It also encapsulates the vital role of the Seawolves in the Vietnam War. Peter Shay is a retired US Navy pilot. He flew UH-1B Huey gunships, assigned to the same Vietnam-based Navy Seawolf squadron as Allen Weseleskey. He has served as commander of the Naval Aviation Commandery in New York for five years, and is currently a member of Seawolf Association, Game Warden Association, American Legion, New York Council of the Navy League, and NYC Veterans Alliance.




The Story of the M4 Tank in World War II Michel Esteve

$37.95 / 248 pages / 8 x 10 / 360 photographs, 110 diagrams / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-739-7

The Medium Tank, M4, better known as the Sherman, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and western Allies in World War II. Reliable, and relatively cheap to produce, thousands were distributed to the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union by the Lend-Lease program. A detailed insight into the development and deployment of the M4, this book covers the design and construction of the chassis, turret, engine, armaments and munitions and differences between the variants of the M4. It covers the difficulties facing the crews who fought in this legendary tank, exploring the training they received and the different combat methods perfected by the Allies, including landing from a landing craft, maneuvering in the bocage of Normandy, and fighting in the snow. Fully illustrated with hundreds of contemporary and modern photographs and detailed diagrams, this complete account provides all the technical details of the construction of the M4, its maintenance and repair, and the logistics required to support it in combat. Whether you are a collector, modeler or simply passionate about military history, this book will provide you with an unparalleled insight into the M4.


U.S. Army Vehicle Markings 1944

German and Russian Tank Models 1939–45

$37.95 / 160 pages / 8 x 10 / 300 photographs, over 200 illustrations, maps / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-737-3

$34.95 / 132 pages / 8 x 10 / over 200 color photographs / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-735-9

Everyone is familiar with the iconic WWII Jeep, its green paintwork annotated with white letters, numbers and symbols. Unintelligible to the casual observer, these markings were integral to the organization of the U.S. Army on the move in 1944.

The Second World War is a favorite for modelers, and this comprehensive guide to techniques suitable for 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 scale tank models will be invaluable to modelers wanting to recreate the iconic tanks of this conflict. From the Russian T-34 at the time of the battle of Kursk, and Su-152 in winter camouflage, to the German Panzer I in North Africa, and the gigantic Maus, as it might have appeared just after the war ended, this book offers a wealth of detail into the necessary tools, paints and techniques to perfect a realistic finish.

Phillippe Charbonnier

Mario Eens

This uniquely detailed guide covers all the markings used on American tanks and tracked vehicles, lorries and jeeps to denote their unit and classification, plus tactical markings and the debarkation codes used in the Normandy landings. Hundreds of contemporary photographs are paired with precise color diagrams to show exactly how markings appeared on vehicles, including the exact measurements of markings, and explaining all the different variations in use. A final chapter covers the variations of camouflage used on vehicles. The perfect reference book for modelers, collectors, and restorers of historic vehicles, and a fascinating guide to anyone wanting to use WWII photographs to aid their research.


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Heaven High, Ocean Deep

Memories Unleashed

Battle for Skyline Ridge

Tim Hillier-Graves

Carl R. Small

James E. Parker

Naval Fighter Wing at War

Vietnam Legacy

The CIA Secret War in Laos

$32.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9 / 80 black and white photographs, maps / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-755-7

$29.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 63 black and white photos / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-698-7

$32.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 100 photographs and maps / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-705-2

In 1944, with the invasion of Europe underway and battles in the Atlantic and Mediterranean all but won, the Royal Navy’s strength could be focused on the Far East and the Pacific where the Japanese were still a long way from defeat. The Allies needed to combine their forces more effectively if they were to bring the war to an end quickly.

This memoir of the Vietnam War is structured as a series of short stories that convey the emotional and physical landscape of the Vietnam War. It is a window into the war from the perspective of the author, who served in a rapid response assault force, as “the Marine”.

In late 1971, the People’s Army of Vietnam launched Campaign “Z” into northern Laos, escalating the war in Laos with the aim of defeating the last Royal Lao Army troops. The NVA troops numbered 27,000 and brought with them 130mm field guns and T-34 tanks, while the North Vietnamese air force launched MiG-21s into Lao air space. General Giap's specific orders to this task force were to kill the CIA army under command of the Hmong war lord Vang Pao and occupy its field headquarters in the Long Tieng valley of northeast Laos.

This is the story of an exceptional group of young men, from Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Holland and South Africa who joined the Fleet Air Arm as pilots. With their American-built Hellcats they were in the thick of the action, providing a hard, professional core to this fighting fleet that few would equal. And so the book is about them, with war providing a backdrop that broods and eviscerates in turn. The author follows the young pilots, lives from selection, through training to operations. The 5th Wing went to sea in 1944 and were in continuous action, in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, from then until the last days of the war.

Tim Hillier-Graves was born in north London in 1951. From an early age he was fascinated by steam locomotives. In 1972, Tim joined the Navy Department of the MOD and saw wide service in many locations.

Small did not talk of his experiences in Vietnam for the next forty years, but has now written this book, for veterans’ families, including his own, to understand what their loved ones experienced. It is a unique and powerful text that is written in such a way it brings you inside the Marine; you see what he sees, feel what he feels. You know him; his back story; what he is thinking; why he made the decisions he needed to make. No names are mentioned throughout the book. Memories Unleashed is an assemblage of memories, consisting of stories that stand alone to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. It addresses the warrior, the lives of innocent people caught up in the war, and the American and Vietnamese families impacted by those who fought.

Carl Small joined the Marine Corps in 1969 and served 13 months in a Special Landing Force operating in 1 Corps, Vietnam. This is the first n Press eridawar. time he has spoken Shthe Theof

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Against all odds, against all WDC expectations, the NVA lost, their 27,000man invasion force decimated. James Parker served in Laos and has been trying to tell this story for years, finally he has been able to piece together his own knowledge with CIA files and North Vietnamese afteraction reports so that now the full story of the battle of Skyline Ridge can be told. James E. Parker was one of the first American soldiers into Vietnam, and he was the last to leave in 1975. His first CIA assignment was upcountry Laos where he led Hmong hills tribe guerrillas against two divisions of North Vietnamese soldiers. His books includes Last Man Out: A Personal Account of the Vietnam War, and Covert Ops: The CIA’s Secret War in Laos.



A Final Valiant Act

The Story of Doug Dickey, Medal of Honor John Lang

Left for Dead at Nijmegen The True Story of an American Paratrooper in WWII Marcus A. Nannini

$32.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 48 black and white photographs, 10 maps, 3 diagrams / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-757-1

$32.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 60 black and white photographs and illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-696-3

Private First Class Douglas E. Dickey was just 20 years old when he dove on a grenade, saving four men, including his platoon leader. The young Marine’s actions, on Easter Sunday 1967, resulted in a posthumous Medal of Honor.

Left for Dead at Nijmegen recalls the larger-than-life experiences of an American paratrooper, Gene Metcalfe, who served in the 101st Airborne during WWII. Nannini records Gene’s memories of being dropped during Operation Market Garden in Nijmegen, Holland.

In Vietnam he served in 2nd Platoon, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines. The 1st Battalion was one of the few Marine units executing the amphibious assault mission in Vietnam. As part of 2nd Platoon, Doug took part in Operation Deckhouse VI, a landing in Quang Ngai, then Operation Beacon Hill, which culminated in a desperate battle on March 26, 1967, when the platoon was almost wiped out. This biography of Dickey places his final, valiant act in the context of his life and that of his comrades and family. It is based on over a decade of research, including interviews and Dickey’s letters home, and includes the most detailed account of Operation Beacon Hill yet written. John Lang is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Lang spent most of his adult life in the Marine Corps, and is a veteran of three combat operations. He has more than 27 military awards and decorations, and was the Marine Corps intelligence officer of the year in 1996.


In the climax of the story, Gene is captured by German SS soldiers and finds himself standing before a senior officer behind enemy lines in a 16th-century castle. Gene’s subsequent interrogation is fully recounted, from the questioning of his mission to the bizarre appearance of sausages, mustard, marmalade and bread for his “dinner”. This would be his last proper meal for two years. The rest of his story is equally gripping, as he became a POW held outside Munich, being moved between various camps ridden with disease and a severely undernourished population. Eventually, after several attempts at escape and several re-captures, his camp was liberated by American troops in April 1945. Marcus Nannini was a reporter during his undergraduate years and worked as a research assistant for journalism professor and published author Richard Stocks Carlson. Nannini is a ss dan Pre history buff with a particularTinterest he Sheri in WWII.

Broken Arrow

How the U.S. Navy Lost a Nuclear Bomb Jim Winchester

$32.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9 / 60 black and white photographs / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-691-8

On December 5, 1965, the giant American aircraft carrier Ticonderoga was heading to Japan for rest and recreation for its 3,000 crew, following a month on “Yankee Station” launching missions against targets in Vietnam. Douglas Webster was a young pilot from Ohio, newly married and with seventeen combat missions under his belt. On that day in 1965 he strapped into an A-4 Skyhawk bomber for a routine weapons loading drill and simulated mission. After mishandling the maneuver, the plane and its pilot sunk to the bottom of the South China sea, along with a live B43 one-megaton thermonuclear bomb. The incident, a “Broken Arrow” in the parlance of the Pentagon, was kept under wraps until 25 years later. The details that emerged caused a diplomatic incident, revealing that the U.S. had violated agreements not to bring nuclear weapons into Japan. Broken Arrow tells the story of the dangers of combat missions and shipboard life and the accident that threatened to wipe Ticonderoga off the map and blow USJapanese relations apart. For the first time, through previously classified documents, never-before-published photos of the accident aircraft and the recollections of those who were there, the story of carrier aviation’s only “Broken Arrow” is told in full.

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The 3rd SS-Panzer Regiment “Totenkopf”

The Falaise Pocket Normandy, August 1944 Yves Buffetaut

Eastern Front 1943–45

$24.95 / 128 pages / 7 x 10 / 120 photos plus color profiles and maps / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-727-4

Pierre Tiquet

$24.95 / 128 pages / 7 x 10 / Over 150 black and white photos / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-731-1

The 3rd SS Panzer Regiment “Totenkopf” was one of 38 divisions of the Waffen-SS in World War II. Notorious for its brutailty, most notably a mass execution of British prisoners in the battle of France, it had a fearsome reputation.

The battle of the Falaise Pocket, in August 1944, was the turning point in the Normandy campaign. By early August the German Army was in turmoil: while it was managing to hold back the Allies, the defense involved resources that could not be replaced, and the Allies ruled the skies above. In late July, American troops broke through the American lines and pushed south and east, while British and Canadian troops pushed south. On 8 August Montgomery ordered that the Allied armies converge on the Falaise area—by August 21, the Allies had linked up and sealed the pocket, trapping around 50,000 Germans inside. While many soldiers did eventually escape the encirclement, the losses were catastrophic and by the end of the month Army Group B had retreated across the Seine, ending the battle of Normandy. This illustrated account examines the battle from the failed offensive at Mortain, looking at both German and Allied perspectives, using maps, diagrams and profiles to complete the story.

The 3rd SS-Panzer Regiment Totenkopf takes up the story from early 1943 when the division had been reformed and refitted to return to the Eastern Front. Among the veterans whose accounts are included are Walter Weber, who recounts the optimism and high spirits at the start of Operation Citadel as the Germans made initial advances. Unterscharführer Stettner recalls the fierce tank battles and the difficulties advancing across minefields and evading an often well-concealed foe. Corporal Fritz Edelmann records the attempts to relieve Budapest in 1945 that Totenkopf took part in, which ended in encirclement, defeat and surrender to the Americans on May 9. Casemate Illustrated

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The Waffen-SS in Normandy

Operation Chariot The St Nazaire Raid, 1942 Jean-Charles Stasi

July 1944, Operations Goodwood and Cobra

$24.95 / 128 pages / 7 x 10 / 125 integrated photographs and images / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-7298

$24.95 / 128 pages / 7 x 10 / black & white photos, color profiles and maps / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-641-3

One of the greatest paradoxes of the Battle of Normandy is that the German divisions found it much harder to reach the front line than the Allies, who had to cross the sea and then deploy in a cramped bridgehead until the American breakthrough of late July 1944. The Waffen-SS were no better off than the Heer units and German high command never quite got on top of operations, as the divisions were thrown into the melee one by one.

At the beginning of 1942, the Tirpitz, the heaviest battleship ever built by a European navy and sister ship of the Bismarck, was on the cusp of breaking out into the north Atlantic. The prospect of the huge German battleship patrolling the Atlantic posed a huge threat to the convoys that were the lifeline for an embattled Britain. Determined efforts were made to damage the ship through bombing raids: these failed. An altogether more daring and radical plan was conceived: destroy the dry-dock facility at St Nazaire on the French Atlantic coast, and without the use of the only suitable base for the ship, the threat would be neutralized.

This Casemate Illustrated looks at the divisions one by one throughout Operations Goodwood and Cobra which saw large tank battles and the collapse of the German front in Normandy. It includes over 100 photographs, alongside biographies of the commanders and color profiles of trucks and tanks which played a key role in operations as the Americans succeeded in breaking through the German line of defense.

This volume in the Casemate Illustrated series gives a clear overview of the planning and execution of the raid and its aftermath, accompanied by 125 photographs and images, including color profiles and maps. ss

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Julius Caesar

Rome’s Greatest Warlord Simon Elliott

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5.9 x 7.8 / 30 black and white photos and diagrams i / AAugustt 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-709-0

Julius Caesar has been the inspiration to countless military commanders over the last two millennia. This concise history details his military life, and how it impacted with his political career, from his youth through the civil wars that resulted in his becoming the dictator of Rome, and his legacy.

Simon Elliott is an archaeologist, historian and leading aerospace journalist, and former editor at both Jane’s Defence Weekly and Flight International.

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Ancient Egyptian Warfare

Pharaonic Tactics, Weapons and Ideology Ian Shaw

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Military Reconnaissance

Dr Daniel Whittingham and Dr Stuart Mitchell

Alexander Stilwell

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5.9 x 7.8 / 30 black and white photos and diagrams / August 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-743-4

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5.9 x 7.8 / 30 black and white photos and diagrams / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-639-0

This concise history discusses the development of modern counterinsurgency over the last two hundred years, beginning with the origins of modern insurgency from the concept of “small wars” and colonial warfare, through the ideas of early insurgents to the methods of 20th-century insurgents. Daniel Whittingham is a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, U.K. Stuart Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

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The Vietnam War


The Daring Gamble That Decided World War II

On the Ground in the Second Indochina War

Steve Smith

John Fitzmorris

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5.9 x 7.8 / 30 black and white photos and diagrams / August 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-725-0

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5.9 x 7.8 / b/w photos and 2 maps / October 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-679-6

A concise introduction to Ancient Egyptian warfare from the Neolithic period through to the Iron Age, covering everything from battle tactics to weaponry and battle injuries. As well as discussing such crucial issues as military strategy, martial ideology, construction of fortresses and waging of siege warfare, this book includes the study of practical questions of life, death and survival of individual soldiers on the battlefield.

From its origins as a postcolonial era conflict in the 1940s, the Vietnam War (1955–1975) became an epoch-defining event. This concise history gives a complete overview of the war, from its origins to its conclusion. It covers the main sequence of events, including battles such as the Tet Offensive and the My Lai massacre, and how the war gained such a foothold in popular culture, one that still resonates today. ss

$12.95 / 160 pages / 5.9 x 7.8 / 30 black and white photos and diagrams / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-717-5

Operation Overlord, the invasion of Occupied Europe through Allied landings across five beaches on the Normandy coastline and glider and paratrooper landings at key sites inland, have become famous as “D-Day”. Originally planned for June 5, but delayed due to bad weather, they were the culmination of months of planning. This Short History details the planning for the operation, and how the first stages of the campaign played out for the troops on the ground in Normandy.

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This Short History provides a concise but revealing picture of the art of military scouting and reconnaissance, always remaining true to the spirit of the scout. From the highly toned Spartan warriors through the scouts employed by Julius Caesar, through the middle ages to the Napoleonic Wars and the mass warfare of the modern era, this book gives you all you need to know, focusing on units whose mission is to move covertly without engaging with the enemy.

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Casemate The Long Shadow of Waterloo

Spain in Arms

A Military History of the Spanish Civil War 1937–1939

Myths, Memories, and Debates

E. R. Hooton

Timothy Fitzpatrick

$32.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 black and white photographs, 20 maps / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-637-6

$44.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 32 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-761-8

The Long Shadow of Waterloo explores how Waterloo was remembered by the various nations involved, including the French, h British, B i i h Germans, G the h influence it had on these nations and how this changed over the 100 years following the battle. This book covers the battle’s influence on figures such as Jomini and Clausewitz, military theorists who wanted to find the objective truth of Waterloo and use it as a guide for future wars, as well as Victor Hugo who challenged the myths of battle to transform it into a win for France from which the Republic would emerge. The way Waterloo was used for entertainment is also explored, as battlefield tourists came from all over the world to vicariously experience the legendary battle through visualizations such as the travelling panoramas in England and poetry of Sir Walter Scott. Timothy Fitzpatrick has been an adjunct Professor at Tallahassee Community College since 2004 and since 2008 he has been a Lecturer on the Algerian War for the United States Navy’s Naval War College.

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Spain in Arms is a new military history of the Spanish Civil War. It examines how the Spanish Civil War conflict developed on the battlefield through the prism of eight campaigns between 1937 and 1939 and shows how many accounts of military operations during this conflict are based upon half-truths and propoganda. The book is based upon nearly 60 years of extensive research into the Spanish Civil War, augmented by information from specialized German, Italian and Russian works. This book also explores how the extent of foreign intervention on both sides has been greatly exaggerated throughout history and provides the first accurate information on this military intervention, using British and French archives to produce a radically different but more accurate account of the battles and the factors and men who shaped them. E. R. Hooton is a retired defense journalist and a member of the British Commission for Military History as well as being a member of the Royal United Services Institute.

France in the Revolutionary War

The Third Afghan War Paul Macro

Norman Desmarais

$32.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9 / 40 images, 5 maps / August 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-759-5

The 3rd Afghan War in 1919 was the only time that the Afghans invaded British India during Britain’s long history of conflict in Afghanistan and along the North-West Frontier. This is the story of an unknown action of this little-known war, an aircraft crash and rescue. Above all it is an action which typifies the experience of a virtually unknown group of soldiers, 22 Battery of the Motor Machine Gun Service. This book looks at the background to the conflict, the Kurram Militia, the history of the squadron and the lives of the key players. While this was not the only action the 22 Battery of the Motor Machine Gun Service fought during the 3rd Afghan War, this one was recorded in the account of A/Sjt Ernest “Bill” Macro, who was in charge of the section of 22 Battery despatched to Badama Post in late July 1919. This is his story, and the stories of the other men for whom the climax of their experience in the 3rd Afghan War came during the action at Badama Post.

$32.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 black and white illustrations and maps / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-701-4

This is a comprehensive look at how France influenced the American Revolutionary War in a variety of ways; intellectually, financially, and militarily. It raises the cruciall question of whether America could have won its independence without the aid of France. France in the Revolutionary War looks at the contributions of individual French officers and troops, arguing that America could not have won without them. Desmarais explores the international nature of a war which some people have called the first world war. When France and Spain entered the conflict, they fought the Crown forces in their respective areas of economic interest. In addition to the engagements in the Atlantic Ocean, along the American and European coasts and in the West Indies, there are accounts of action in India and the East Indies, South America and Africa.

Norman Desmarais is a Professor Emeritus at Providence College and an active reenactor. He is editor-in-chief of The Brigade Dispatch and the author Press ridan of e a number of titles on the Revolutionary War. h S e h T

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Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners The British Soldiers Deceived in the Russian Civil War Rupert Wieloch

Die Wehrmacht im Kampf

Operation Crusader, Tobruk 1941 Tank Warfare in the Desert

Hermann Buschleb and David Dorondo

$32.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 16 black and white photos / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-753-3

$29.95 / 128 pages / 9 x 6 / 20 black and white maps / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-723-6

Churchill’s Abandoned Prisoners tells the previously suppressed story of fifteen British prisoners captured during the Russian Civil War.

The port of Tobruk, Libya, was besieged by German and Italian forces in April 1941. Following an abortive attempt in June, the Allies tried to relieve the siege in late November, when the Eighth Army launched Operation Crusader, which aimed at destroying the Axis armored force then advancing. After a number of inconclusive engagements, the British 7th Armoured Division was defeated by the Afrika Korps at Sidi Rezegh. Erwin Rommel was then forced to withdraw his troops to the defensive line at Gazala, making the operation the first Allied victory over German land forces in World War II. This account of the tank warfare during Operation Crusader in front of Tobruk in the fall of 1941 examines the roles of commanders in the battles of Operation Crusader, in particular the part of Erwin Rommel, who achieved some defensive successes during the battle. As well as examining the part of commanders, it discusses the parameters of the battle: the terrain, weather, visibility, logistics, intelligence, and the forces involved. It then narrates the course and result of the battle.

The book explains how the bitter fighting ebbed and flowed along the Trans-Siberian Railway for eighteen months, until Trotsky’s Red Army prevailed. It includes the exploits of the only two British battalions to serve in the East, the “Diehards” and “Tigers”. The focus turns to the deeds of a group of British soldiers ordered to “remain to the last” and organize the evacuation of refugees from Omsk in November 1919. After saving thousands of lives, they left on the last train out of the city before it was seized by the Bolsheviks. Their mad dash for freedom in freezing temperatures ended abruptly when they were captured. Abandoned, the stranded group became an embarrassment to the Prime Minister, David Lloyd George and the War Secretary, Winston Churchill after a secret agreement failed to secure their release. They were sent 3,500 miles to Moscow and imprisoned in notorious jails. After a traumatic incarceration, they were eventually released, having survived against all the odds.



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The Sniper Encyclopaedia An A–Z Guide to World Sniping John Walter

$37.95 / 320 pages / 6.8 x 9.7 / over 300 color illustrations / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-721-2

The Sniper Encyclopaedia is an indispensable alphabetical, topic-by-topic guide to a fascinating subject. This is a comprehensive work that covers virtually any aspect of sniping. The work contains personal details of hundreds of snipers. Among them are some of more than a thousand Red Army snipers. The book pays special attention to the history and development of the many specialist sniper rifles that have served the world’s armies since the American Wars of the nineteenth century to today’s technology-based conflicts. Attention, too, is paid to the progress made with ammunition. The development of aids and accessories, from camouflage clothing to laser rangefinders, is also considered. Finally, The Sniper Encyclopaedia examines significant locations and specific campaigns. The book contains authors’ biographies, a critical assessment of the many books and memoirs on the world of the sniper, and a guide to research techniques. John Walter is among the world’s most prolific writers on small arms—author of seventy books, translated into more than a dozen languages. Walter has worked with edged weapons, bladed tools, firearms, railway locomotives, warships, scientific instruments and even heraldry.

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Casemate German Fighter Aircraft in World War I

Pocket Manual

The Home Guard Advanced Training Pocket Manual

Design, Construction, and Innovation Mark Wilkins

$12.95 / 160 pages / 4.75 x 7 / 30 black and white photos and diagrams / July 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-767-0

$24.95 / 160 pages / 8 x 10 / 140 color and black and white photos and illustrations, 10 color profiles / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-619-2

How would you expect to recognize a German military vehicle? What is meant by “crimping” a detonator? How far away, by night, can a lighted match, at eye level, be seen? How far a lighted cigarette? Just a few of the practical questions posed—and answered—in Home Guard Proficiency, one of a number of manuals privately published during World War II to supplement the slim official Home Guard manual produced by the War Office. Covering everything from camouflage, night fighting, unarmed combat, map reading, small arms and drill, these manuals were welcomed by the men of local Home Guards keen to do everything possible to prepare for possible invasion—when they would be the first line of defense. This pocket manual collates a selection of material from these fascinating publications, often written by retired soldiers and reprinted multiple times due to demand.


Fighter aircraft were developed during World War I at an unprecedented rate, as nascent air forces sought to achieve and maintain i airi supremacy. German manufacturers innovated at top speed, while constantly scrutinizing the development of new enemy aircraft. The Germans also utilized the concept of systematic production or modular engineering during the war. German Fighter Aircraft in World War I explores how German fighter aircraft were developed during the war, the innovations and trials that made the Fokker D VII possible, and the different makes and types of aircraft. Using unpublished images including photographs of surviving aircraft, archive images, and models and replicas, it shows details of aircraft that were kept top secret during the war. Extensively illustrated with 140 photos and ten color profiles, this will be essential reading for all WWI aviation enthusiasts and modellers.

Pocket Manual

The D-Day Training Pocket Manual

The War on the Eastern Front, 1941–45 Keith Cumins

Edited by Chris McNab

$24.95 / 472 pages / 6 x 9 / 53 black and white photos, 32 color maps / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-752-6

The significance of the Second World War and its relevance to the lives of so many, has generated a legacy of published material on the topic sufficient to fill a library quite a few times over. Yet disproportionately few publications attempt to provide, in a single volume, a comprehensive overview of that war from the commencement of Operation Barbarossa to the last battle in the rubble-strewn streets of Berlin. Drawing on information from Soviet archives that has only become available since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cataclysm: The War on the Eastern Front 1941–45 is unquestionably the most successful attempt so far to achieve that goal.

$12.95 / 160 pages / 4.75 x 7 / 30 black and white photos and diagrams / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61200-733-5

The success of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, depended on thousands of troops carrying out their mission and the seamless coordination of the amphibious landings with paratrooper and glider assaults. The troops not only had to be trained up ready for their own roles, but to work alongside other troops, often coordinating activities and communicating with other troops while in unfamiliar terrain and under fire. This pocket manual brings together excerpts from Allied manuals used in the preparation for D-Day, including amphibious landings and managing beachheads, pathfinder, paratrooper and glider pilot training, and infantry and armored fighting in the bocage countryside.

Cataclysm focuses on the ground fighting along the Eastern Front, for it was overwhelmingly the ground war that determined the outcome of the conflict. With the aid of concise supporting maps, the book Chris McNab is a military specialist and author of over 20 survival provides a clear and comprehensive account of the ebb and flow publications, including How to Survive Anything, Anywhere, Living off the Land, of a four-year long conflict conducted across a thousand miles of and SAS Training Manual: How to Pass the SAS Selection Course. He holds a PhD frontline in the vast region between the Elbe and Volga. Press heridan from the University of Wales and lives in south Wales, UK. The S

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Casemate Valor in Vietnam 1963–1977

Into the Dark Water

The Story of Three Officers and PT-109 John J. Domagalski

Chronicles of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice

$19.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp photos / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-712-0

Allen B. Clark

$19.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 27 black and white photos, 1 map / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-714-4

2014 Military Writers Society Bronze Award Winner in the History Category The Vietnam War lives on famously and infamously dependent on political points of view, but those who have “been there, done that” have a highly personalized window on their time of that history. Valor in Vietnam focuses on nineteen stories of Vietnam, stories of celebrated characters in the veteran community, compelling war narratives, vignettes of battles, and the emotional impact on the combatants. It is replete with leadership lessons as well as valuable insights that are just as applicable today as they were forty years ago. Allen B. Clark graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1963. Two years later, in 1965, he volunteered for service in Vietnam and was assigned to the Fifth Special Forces Group. He was wounded in an early-morning mortar attack on the Dak To Special Forces camp on June 17, 1967, that necessitated the amputation of both legs below his knees.

Fighting Fox Company

Bryant Larson and Rollin Westholm preceded Kennedy as commanders of PT-109, and their fights with the brave ship and its crew hold second to none in the chronicles of US Navy daring. This book provides the complete record of PT-109 in the Pacific, as well as a valuable glimpse of how the American Navy’s daring and initiative found its full playing field in World War II. John J. Domagalski is the author of Into the Dark Water: The Story of Three Officers and PT-109. Domagalski’s fascination with history began at a young age by building model ships and reading books about World War II.

The Battle of the Denmark Strait

The Battling Flank of the Band of Brothers

A Critical Analysis of the Bismarck’s Singular Triumph

Bill Brown and Terry Poyser

$19.95 / 344 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-711-3

Robert J Winklareth

$19.95 / 336 pages / 6 x 9 / over 100 black and white photos, diagrams and maps / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61200-713-7

Alongside Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division fought Fox Company. To tell Fox Company’s story, the authors proceeded d d to llocate andd interview every surviving Fox Company vet they could find. The result is a wealth of fascinating firsthand accounts of WWII combat as well as new perspectives on Dick Winters and others of the “Band,” who had since become famous. Told primarily through the words of participants, this book takes the reader through some of the most horrific close-in fighting of the war. The work is also accompanied by rare photos and useful appendices to give the full look at Fox Company which has long been overdue. William “Bill” Brown is a retired air traffic controller and private pilot. Bill also served in the US Navy in World War II (1945). Terry Poyser is a police officer and parachutist. He has made numerous trips to the battlefields in Europe and traveled throughout the United States to interview veterans for his research.


Main Selection of the Military Book Club Made famous by her final commanding officer, John F. Kennedy, PT-109 is one of the most celebrated warships in American history. However, a full chronicle of PT-109’s wartime story has heretofore been lacking. Behind the familiar account of the future president and the boat’s violent demise is the little-known record under two previous officers during the swirling battles around Guadalcanal.

To Great Britain and Germany, the Battle of the Denmark Strait came like a thunderclap in the spring of 1941. However, there continues to be controversy as to how the conflict was actually fought. This book attempts to resolve the remaining issues by a detailed technical analysis of the circumstances, while new discoveries shed new light on the battle in which the best of both navies traded salvoes and over 1,500 Royal Navy sailors were obliterated. By carefully considering the factors affecting naval gunnery, the battle has been painstakingly reconstructed in this book within all of the established time and distance parameters. Not limited to the battle itself, the book also explores the relevant events leading up to the titanic clash, and those events associated with its aftermath. Robert Winklareth was a staff analyst where he provided support to the Federal government in the evaluation of the U.S. Strategic Missile Defense ss ridan Pre System. The She

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AFV Modeller • Avonmore Books Jagdtiger

Building Trumpeter’s 1:16th Scale Kit Sam Dwyer

$50.00 / 164 pages / 11.75 x 8.25 / fully illustrated / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99356-462-8 / NCR

This step by step guide shows how to build, correct, detail, and finish the impressive 1:16 Trumpeter Jagdtiger kit and also provides unique interior reference photos of one of the three remaining preserved vehicles.

Carrier Attack Darwin 1942

The Complete Guide to Australia’s own Pearl Harbor Tom Lewis and Peter Ingman

$42.95 / 368 pages / 6.4 x 9.5 / fully illustrated, color / Currently Available / hardback / 978-0-98715-193-3

When the Pacific war began it was a case of “when not if” Darwin would be attacked. A massive strike force hit Darwin in the biggest Japanese air attack ever in the South Pacific. What if the warning never happened? What if the ghost ship actually sunk in the Atlantic a year earlier? Did a fighter pilot contrive a false combat record? Did the authorities cover up the raid? Why do Australians know so little about it? This is the book that tests these many Darwin myths and reveals new information: another ship sunk; the actual intent and nature of the attack; the precise extent of the Japanese losses. Carrier Attack shows that the defenders were alert and fought with purpose.

Panther Project. Volume 2 Engine and Turret

Lee Lloyd, Brian Balkwill and Alasdair Johnston $46.00 / 208 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / fully illustrated / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99356-464-2 / NCR

This is the second volume in The Panther Project series detailing the incredible restoration being carried out on a Panther Ausf. A in the workshops of the Wheatcroft Collection. This volume comprises 208 pages, covers the period 2009-2018, and concentrates on the restoration of the Turret and its contents, the Maybach 230 P30 engine, and various components of the cooling and fuel systems. It contains 440 photographs and 12 A4 color diagrams, including 45 pre-restoration images, and a wartime history.

The Empire Strikes South Japan’s Air War Against Northern Australia 1942-45 Tom Lewis and Michael Claringbould

$39.95 / 208 pages / 6.93 x 9.84 / fully illustrated, color / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99458-891-3

Very few Australians today know of the fierce air battles fought across the Top End of Australia in World War II. Big twin-engine Betty bombers rained down blast and fire upon airfields and towns, even penetrating as far inland as Katherine. Nearly 200 Japanese aircrew died in the onslaught. This book lists all of their names and describes all of the combat missions. This new extensive research shows the number of air raids was higher than the previously suggested figure of 64, with 78 raids on the Territory alone, while 209 enemy combat flights were carried out across Northern Australia. This book describes all of the aircraft used, and gives an insight into the world of fighter pilots and aircrew. Includes a full range of new color graphics by renowned illustrator Michael Claringbould.

Dr Tom Lewis served as an officer of the Royal Australian Navy where he saw Dr Tom Lewis served as an officer of the Royal Australian Navy where he saw active service in the Middle East. Tom has written nine other history books. active service in the Middle East. Tom has written nine other history books. Peter Ingman, a keen aviation historian, is an expert in the early period of Michael Claringbould is a 3D Digital Aviation Artist and globally recognized Press ridan expert e the Pacific War and has written five books. in Japanese Aviation. h S e h T

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Avonmore Books South Pacific Air War Volume 1

South Pacific Air War Volume 2

Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman

Michael Claringbould and Peter Ingman

The Fall of Rabaul December 1941 March 1942

The Struggle for Moresby March April 1942

$44.95 / 252 pages / 6.93 x 9.84 / fully illustrated, color / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99458-894-4

$46.95 / 232 pages / 6.93 x 9.84 / fully illustrated, color / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99458-897-5

This volume chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific from December 1941 until March 1942, during which air operations by both sides became a daily occurrence. As Imperial Japanese Navy flying boats and land-based bombers penetrated over vast distances, a few under-strength squadrons of the Royal Australian Air Force put up a spirited fight. However it was the supreme power of aircraft carriers that had the biggest impact. By March 1942 the Japanese had landed on mainland New Guinea, and the scene was set for a race to control Port Moresby.

This second volume chronicles aerial warfare in the South Pacific for the two crucial months of March and April 1942 when a deadly struggle for Port Moresby played out. It can be read alone or as part of a trilogy that culminates in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. The period begins with the stunning 10 March US Navy carrier strike against Lae and Salamaua, which caused the Japanese to pause their advance until their own carriers were available. Never before has such a detailed chronicle of this air war been published, and for the first time the authors match Allied accounts with Japanese records. The result is both thrilling and surprising, with the resulting dispositions of the air forces of both sides setting the scene for the Battle of the Coral Sea in May.

This is the full story of both sides of an air war that could have been won by either incumbent, but for timing, crucial decisions and luck.

Michael Claringbould is a 3D Digital Aviation Artist and globally recognized expert in Japanese Aviation. Peter Ingman, a keen aviation historian, is an expert in the early period of the Pacific War And has written five books.

The Submarine Six

Darwin’s Submarine I-124

Australian Naval Heroes

The Story of a Covert Japanese Squadron Waging a Secret Underwater War Against Northern Australia

Tom Lewis

$24.95 / 202 pages / 6.93 x 9.84 / fully illustrated, color / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-98715-191-9

Tom Lewis

Naval conflicts take place often far from our shores. Ships and men sometimes disappear to leave only mystery in their wake. In the 1990s the Royal Australian Navy broke with tradition and for the first time named six submarines after naval heroes. This book shows the true depths of their achievements. These were men whose warrior exploits stand alongside those of any other nations. But they have been largely unrecognized, save for those submarines. Captain Hec Waller, for example, fought to the end in HMAS Perth, alongside fellow cruiser HMAS Houston. The Houston’s Captain Rooks was deservedly awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, America’s highest honor. Captain Waller, by comparison, was given distinction, but not of the highest rank. Should he have been given the Victoria Cross?

$24.95 / 182 pages / 6.93 x 9.84 / fully illustrated, color / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-95773-519-4

The first attacks on Australia by the Japanese were made by four submarines of the Sixth Submarine Squadron of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Together, these 80-man boats laid mines, and then waited in their killing zones for targets to torpedo. On 20 January 1942, it all went horribly wrong. Sunk with all hands, the submarine I-124 remains outside Darwin today, testimony to bravery but also to folly. Avonmore Books’ new edition of a 1990s work features new and improved graphics, a host of photographs, and the complete story of the submarine action and events through the decades beyond—for the sunken vessel did not lie easy. Code seekers, treasure hunters, and potential salvors eventually led to the formation of the historic Shipwrecks Act.

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Bauernfeind Press

Military History in 101 Objects

The D-Day Landings in 101 Objects

Ingo Bauernfeind

$29.95 / 148 pages / 8.5 x 11 / 130 images / May 2019 / hardback / 978-3-98159-847-6

From Spears to Satellites

$29.95 / 148 pages / 8.5 x 11 / 130 images / June 2019 / hardback / 978-3-98159-846-9

Artifacts are tangible objects to our past with each of them telling its own story. What can we learn from cartridges found at the Battle of Waterloo where Napoleon’s Imperial Guard made its last stand? How far did the invention of the ram change naval warfare in antiquity? Why did early guns end the era of medieval knights and their shining armor? 101 carefully selected artifacts tell a story of 6,000 years of warfare from the early days to present-day conflicts. Each object will be explained by historians, curators, and even visitors admiring these objects in various museums, thus giving the objects a personal dimension.

Ingo Bauernfeind

Artifacts are tangible objects to our past with each of them telling its own story. What can we learn from the various objects which were used during the D-Day Landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944? What is the significance of the dummy tanks used to confuse German reconnaissance planes? How did the use of aluminum foil help to make the landings a success? 101 carefully selected artifacts tell the story of the day that changes history. Each object will be explained by historians, curators, and even visitors admiring these objects in various museums, thus giving the objects a personal dimension.

USS Missouri

The Enduring Legacy of a Battleship Ingo Bauernfeind

$29.95 / 172 pages / 8.5 x 11 / 300 images / June 2019 / hardback / 978-3-98159-848-3

This lavishly illustrated and very personal book covers the history of the battleship USS Missouri from her launch to the day when she was decommissioned as the world’s last battleship in 1992. Learn about the ship’s enduring legacy, her three wars, her role in the Japanese surrender ending World War II firsthand as told by her last captain, former crew member, historians, enemies, and people who have a personal connection to the Mighty Mo. Moreover, this book provides a guided tour of Missouri’s weapons systems and technology. Learn about the tribute given by presidents and foreign dignitaries in order to understand Missouri’s role in history. This unique book includes a download/QR-code activated video including the Japanese surrender on board the Missouri as well as oral histories.

Ingo Bauernfeind studied military and naval history, visual communication, and documentary film at Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu. Over the years, Ingo has completed 30 books about naval, military, and aviation history and either directed or co-produced award-winning documentaries in cooperation with German and ss ridan Pre American TV networks. The She

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Colourpoint • Fighting High Publishing U-Boats Around Ireland

From Scapa to Jutland

Guy Warner

John Allison

The Light Cruiser HMS Caroline at War and Her Rendezous with Destiny

The Royal Navy’s Coast of Ireland Command during World War I

$24.95 / 240 pages / 8.25 x 10.2 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-78073-176-6 / NCR

$17.95 / 128 pages / 6.7 x 9.5 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-78073-124-7 / NCR

In 1914 Ireland was a naval backwater with only one base of any size, at Queenstown in Co Cork. However, by the end of World War I, Ireland had become a crucial theater of the war, fundamental in winning the campaign to defeat the German U-boats.

Amid the twists and turns of her survival to this day, the story of the light cruiser HMS Caroline spans a century and more. This book focuses on her early career, the role she played as just one of many components making up the Grand Fleet in time of war. We look at her routine participation in contraband control and, most dramatically, her appearance at the Battle of Jutland, when providence smiled upon her and guaranteed a safe emergence from that intense cauldron of explosion and fire. How does the life of a warship usually finish if it is not sunk in action? It can be the sad destiny of great warships to find themselves one day ‘surplus to requirements’. They might have performed gloriously in battle in defense of the realm. They might have made headlines by saving life where natural disaster strikes. Most men-ofwar become out of date, too costly to run, as their usefulness wanes. However, some ships find a last minute reprieve by being sold to foreign countries. And yet a very special few survive in home waters for future generations. Among these is HMS Caroline.

In this well researched and readable new book, Guy Warner tells the story of how vital success at sea in the waters around Ireland became. If Germany could break or even seriously disrupt the flow of merchant vessels then Britain’s ability to have waged war, or indeed feed its population, would have been rendered either difficult or impossible. As well as examining the growth in Royal Navy antisubmarine activities and the roles of key personnel, it also looks at the important part played by rapidly developing technology and the measures devised to counter this new enemy—the U-boat. Guy Warner is a retired schoolteacher and former MOD civil servant. He is the author of over twenty five books and booklets on aviation past and present and has written hundreds of articles for magazines in the UK, Ireland and the USA.

Bomber Pilot

Our Story, Your History. The International Bomber Command Centre

Bomber Command Pilot Leonard Cheshire’s Classic Second World War Memoir Leonard Cheshire and Robert Owen

$34.95 / 208 pages / 6.25 x 9.25 / 16 page b/w picture section / July 2019 / hardback / 978-1-99981-286-7

Bomber Pilot is Leonard Cheshire’s contemporary account of his experiences during his first three years with Bomber Command. His light style captures the exuberance of youth, yet also brings out the growing realization of the responsibilities and dangers facing the young aircrew of Bomber Command. He describes his experience of operating Whitleys with No. 102 Squadron. In this new edition, Leonard Cheshire’s original text is supplemented with an additional commentary by Dr Robert Owen. Providing additional details of the events described by Cheshire, this commentary places them in the broader context of the Bomber Offensive and includes a full record of Leonard Cheshire’s operations and wartime awards. Leonard Cheshire was one of the most highly decorated pilots of the Second World War, culminating in the award of the Victoria Cross. Dr Robert Owen is an aviation historian and the Official Historian of the No. 617 Squadron Association.


Steve Darlow, Mark Dodds, Dr Dan Ellin, Sean Feast and Robert Owen $39.95 / 128 pages / 11 x 8.5 / color and b/w photos throughout / Currently Available / hardback / 978-1-99981-282-9

This book details the story behind the IBCC. The IBCC’s Mark Dodds tells the remarkable story of how the concept arose. Dr Robert Owen provides a military history of Bomber Command and Steve Darlow tells the human story of the aircrews who flew and fought in the skies above Germany and the Nazi occupied territories. Dr Dan Ellin provides an insight in to the experiences of the male and female ground personnel who served with the Command, and Sean Feast details the tragic stories behind the loss of specific crews remembered on the IBCC’s Wall of Names. Steve Darlow completed secondary education at the Thomas Alleyne School, Stevenage. Writing is now his main occupation. Mark Dodds is marketing manager for a large regional law firm. Dr Dan Ellin is the IBCC’s archive and exhibition curator. Sean Feast is a Director and co-owner of Gravity London and the author of several books on World War II pilots. Dr Robert Owen is an ss ridan Pre aviation The She historian and the official historian of the No. 617 Squadron Association.

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Frontline Books

Napoleon’s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment The Infantry Paul L Dawson

$60.00 / 248 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 100 illustrations / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52670-191-6

From its origins as the Consular Guard of the French Republic, and as Napoleon’s personal bodyguard, the Imperial Guard developed into a force of all arms numbering almost 100,000 men. The author has collected copies of almost all the surviving documents relating to the Guard, which includes a vast amount of material regarding the issuing of dress items. This information is supported by an unrivalled collection of illustrations as well as images of original items of equipment held in museums and private collections across the globe. In addition, Keith Rocco has produced a series of unique paintings commissioned exclusively for this book. This glorious book is, and will remain, unsurpassed as the standard work on the clothing and equipment of the Imperial Guard, and will not only be invaluable to historians, but also reenactors, wargamers and modelers. It is one of the most important publications ever produced on this most famous of military formations. Paul L. Dawson is a historian, field archaeologist and author who has written more than twenty books, his speciality being The French Army of the Napoleonic Wars.

How Churchill Waged War

The Most Challenging Decisions of the Second World War Allen Packwood

$34.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 illustrations / Currently Available / hardback / 978-1-47389-389-4

When Winston Churchill accepted the position of Prime Minister in May 1940, he insisted on also becoming Minister of Defense. He was not going to play the chairman’s role, adjudicating between the competing claims of the ministers below him. He was going to get his hands dirty and take direct personal control of the day-today running of military policy. This, though, meant that he alone would be responsible for the success or failure of Britain’s war effort. It also meant that he would be faced with many monumental challenges and utterly crucial decisions upon which the fate of Britain and the free world rested. One of his first agonizing decisions was how to respond to the collapse of France, and the danger posed to Britain’s survival should the powerful French fleet fall into German hands. When he ordered Admiral Sommerville to sink the French fleet at Mers-el-Kébir, he knew that France might be turned against Britain, but that act demonstrated to the world that he was determined to wage war ‘whatever the cost may be’. Allen Packwood is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, and the Director of the Churchill ss Archives Centre. The Sheridan Pre

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Decoding the Bayeux Tapestry

The Secrets of History’s Most Famous Embriodery Hidden in Plain Sight Arthur Colin Wright

$49.95 / 192 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 50 color illustrations / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-110-3

The story of the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings as shown in the Bayeux Tapestry is arguably the most widely-known in the entire panoply of English history. Yet, there is one aspect of the embroidery that has been virtually ignored or dismissed as unimportant by historians—the details in the margins. In this ground-breaking study, Arthur Wright reveals the significance of the images in the margins. This has meant that it is possible to see the ‘whole’ story as never before, enabling a more complete picture of the Bayeux Tapestry to be constructed. This, in turn, has led to the author re-examining many of the scenes in the main body of the work, showing that a number of the basic assumptions have been based on nothing more than reasoned conjecture. It might be thought that after so much has been written about the Bayeux Tapestry but this study shows us just how much there is still to be learnt. Arthur C. Wright has written about, spoken on and demonstrated history for many years—to help bring objects, and through them people and places, to life he uses and builds models, replicas and reconstructions.


Frontline Books Letters from Mafeking

Eyewitness Accounts from the Longest Siege of the South African War Edward Spiers

$49.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 black and white illustrations / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-002-4

Mafeking was the longest and the most controversial of the three sieges that began the South African War in 1899. In this illuminating account of the siege and its aftermath, Edward M. Spiers provides fresh insights on the conduct of the siege and its relief. He draws new material from some 120 letters, diary extracts, interviews, and speeches by soldiers and civilians—all uncensored, unlike the press reporting from Mafeking.

Desert Knight

The Memoirs of Leutnant Günter Halm, Knight’s Cross Holder, Panzergrenadier: From El Alamein to Normandy Gunter Halm

$32.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52670-624-9

In this extremely rare memoir, Günter Halm recounts his experiences with the Afrika Korps where he was employed as a gunner with an anti-tank platoon of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 104 of the 21. Panzer-Division. Desert Knight is a unique book which portrays some of the most significant events of the Second World War though the eyes of a humble but courageous German soldier.


With the SAS: Across the Rhine

Survivors of Stalingrad

Survivors of


Eyewitness Accounts from the 6th Army, 1942–1943

Into the Heart of Hitler’s Third Reich

Reinhold Busch

Ian Wellsted

$22.95 / 288 pages TEMPORARY COVER / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / paperback b k/ 978-1-52673-407-5

$42.95 / 248 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-569-9

With the SAS: Across the Rhine is the story of the latter part of Captain Ian Wellsted’s military career with the Special Air Service, the first part of which was detailed in his well-received SAS: With the Maquis. This is a very personal account, revealing the many emotional as well as physical strains placed upon men in the fighting line. The author takes us back to his time employed with the 79th armored Division (the famous ‘Hobart’s Funnies’).

In November 1942, as the Battle of Stalingrad continued to rage, the Red Army launched a devastating counter-attack from outside the city. This important work reconstructs the grim fate of the 6th Army in full by examining the little-known story of the field hospitals and central dressing stations. The book includes first-hand accounts of soldiers who were wounded or fell ill and were flown out of the encirclement; as well as those who fought to the bitter end and were taken prisoner by the Soviets.

Air War Archive

Air War Archive

The Early Years —Operations Over France and Britain

The Latter Years —War in the East to the Fall of Germany



Chris Goss

Chris Goss

$24.95 / 176 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 190 illustrations / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-47389-956-8

$22.95 / 176 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 190 illustrations / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-47389-948-3

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was widely regarded as the Luftwaffe’s finest fighter. It first saw service in France in August 1941, immediately proving itself at least the equal of the then latest Spitfire variant, the Mk.V. There were a number of characteristics which contributed to the Fw 190’s success.

The most iconic German aircraft of the Second World War, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the Luftwaffe’s principal fighter from 1939 until 1942. The Bf 109 served in every theater of the war, though in this book the author examines the Tip and Run era, D-Day and the Eastern Front.

In this illuminating study of the early service of the Fw 190, Chris Goss has assembled a unique collection of photographs illustrating the wide use of this highly versatile aircraft.

In this selection of unrivalled images collected over many years, the operations of this famous aircraft in the latter part of the Second World War are portrayed and brought to life.


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Frontline Books

The Truth About Rudolf Hess James Douglas-Hamilton

$24.95 / 376 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Black and white illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-238-4

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

Arnhem 1944

The Human Tragedy of the Bridge Too Far Dilip Sarkar MBE

$34.95 / 392 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 50 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-273-6

The airborne battle for the bridges across the Rhine at Arnhem ranks amongst the Second World War’s most famous actions. This book, however, is unique: deeply moved, the author provides a fresh narrative and approach—concentrating on the tragic stories of individual casualties. Wider events contextualize the author’s primary focus—effectively ‘resurrecting’ casualties through describing their backgrounds, previous experience, and tragic effect on their families. In particular, the emotive and unresolved issue of the many still ‘missing’ is explored. This detailed work, conducted sensitively and with dignity, ensures that these moving stories are now recorded for posterity. Included are the stories of Private Albert Willingham, Major Frank Tate, family man Sergeant George Thomas, and Squadron Leader John Gilliard DFC. Through this thorough investigative work, the casualties live again, their silent voices heard through friends, relatives, comrades and unpublished letters.

The Yellowlegs

The Story of the United States Cavalry Richard Wormser

$34.95 / 464 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-234-6

The story of America’s cavalry is extraordinarily rich in colorful, and often flamboyant, personalities and exciting action. Indeed, much of the early military history of the United States is dominated by the exploits of its horse-soldiers. In this comprehensive and lively account, the author narrates the major events and characters of the US Cavalry’s formative, and, some might say fruitful, years. From the American Revolution and the exploits of men such as Henry ‘Light-Horse Harry’ Lee III and Francis Marion, the author follows on with Stephen Kearny, the ‘Father of the Cavalry’, and his nephew Philip, who organized the famed Gray Horse Troop of the Mexican War. Other famous names that feature in this narrative are those of Jonathan ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, George Crook, and George Armstrong Custer. Roosevelt’s Roughriders and Black Jack Pershing complete the narrative. As the author reveals, the story of the US Cavalry is also the story of the birth and growth of America itself.


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Frontline Books

Prisoners on Cannock Chase

The Victoria Cross in 100 Objects

Richard Pursehouse

Brian Best

Great War PoWs and Brockton Camp

The Story of the Britain’s Highest Award For Valour

$39.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / Full color integrated / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-825-8

$49.95 / 248 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 100 color illustrations / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-076-3

Richard Pursehouse’s research on Brockton Camp provides unique insight into what life was like inside a British Prisoner of War camp during the First World War.

Brian Best examines the introduction and evolution of the VC through an intriguing collection of 100 objects.

D hM Death Marchh Escape

S Secret SService i iin the Cold War

The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust Jack J Hersch

$34.95 / 256 pages / 6.25 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-022-9

Jack digs deeply into his father’s life and his own during the last year of the Second World War.


An SIS Officer from Philby to the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Balkans Lieutenant John B Sanderson and Myles Sanderson $49.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-090-8

This is the biography of SIS officer Colonel John Sanderson, detailing every aspect of his life.

From Arromanches to the Elbe

Marcus Cunliffe and the 144th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps 1944–1945 Charles More

$42.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 illustrations / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-065-9

This book is a serious contribution to the history of the Second World War,exploring all aspects of army life, such as training.

The Devil’s Trap

The Victims of the Cawnpore Massacre During the Indian Mutiny James W Bancroft

$49.95 / 248 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-801-3

This is the story of the Cawnpore Massacre, which was India’s first step in the freedom struggle towards eventual independence. ss

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The Hunt for Moore’s Gold

Investigating the Loss of the British Amy’s Military Chest During the Retreat to Corunna John Grehan

$49.95 / 248 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 black and white and color illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-053-4

The author recounts his search in the archives and mountains of Galicia in a bid to find Moore’s gold.

RAF Tangmere in 100 Objects

The History of a Battle of Britain Fighter Base Mark Hillier

$49.95 / 248 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 150 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52670-641-6

Mark Hillier explores the development and role of RAF Tangmere from 1916 until its closure in 1970.

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Gettysburg Publishing

Gettysburg’s Coster Avenue The Brickyard Fight and the Mural Mark H. Dunkelman

$18.95 / 50 pages / 11 x 8.5 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99930-491-4

Coster Avenue, the smallest portion of the Gettysburg National Military Park, marks the site of some of the last fighting on July 1, 1863. In what was then a brickyard, Col. Charles Coster’s Union brigade made a forlorn and futile stand against the two Confederate brigades of Gen. Harry Hays and Col. Isaac Avery. In the decades following the Civil War, Coster Avenue languished as one of the least-visited parts of the Gettysburg National Military Park. In this book, Dunkelman tells the littleknown story of the battle that inspired the mural and the saga of how the painting came to be and its several permutations. Published on the mural’s thirtieth anniversary, this book includes more than fifty photographs, many in color and previously unpublished, a map, and source notes to the text. Gettysburg’s Coster Avenue is the definitive account of this much admired public artwork, told by the mural’s creator in his own words.

In five decades of work, Mark H. Dunkelman has located and copied more than 1,700 wartime letters, 27 diaries, portraits of more than 260 members of the regiment, and a great mass of other material.

Erin Go Bragh

Human Interest Stories of the Irish in the American Civil War Scott L. Mingus Sr and Gerard E. Mayers

$18.95 / 120 pages / 7 x 10 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-99930-490-7

Erin Go Bragh. Anglicized from the Gaelic phrase for “Ireland Forever.” In the mid19th century, the slogan was particularly popular among many Irish immigrants who had moved to the United States for political or personal reasons, yet maintained their strong familial, social, and often nationalistic ties to the old Emerald Isle. Tens of thousands of Irish-born men and an even larger number of Irish and Scots-Irish descendants fought in the Civil War, with Sons of Erin serving prominently in both the Union and Confederate armies. Many left compelling personal stories of their martial service, or of Irish comrades. Scott Mingus has teamed with long-time living historian and Civil War buff Gerard Mayers to present more than 150 of the best of these stories. Here, in this unique collection, readers will find interesting or unusual tales of courage, boldness, and/ or humor. Many have rarely been seen in print since their original publication more than a century ago. This anthology also includes brief biographies of several leading Irish soldiers and personalities, including Patrick Cleburne, Father William Corby, James Shields, Michael Corcoran, and the incomparable Thomas Francis Meagher of the famed Irish Brigade. ss

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Jennie Wade of Gettysburg The Complete Story of the Only Civilian Killed During the Battle of Gettysburg Cindy Small

$13.95 / 104 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-98386-319-9

Mary Virginia “Jennie”Wade. Jennie was the only Gettysburg civilian to be killed outright during the battle. In 21st Century wars, civilian deaths are very common, but during the Civil War, citizens were usually unscathed if they were able to stay out of harm’s way. However, on July 3 Jennie was kneading dough for biscuits at her sister’s home on Baltimore Street when she was killed instantly as a bullet passed through two wooden doors and struck her heart. That, unfortunately, is usually all visitors hear about this “Gettysburg Maid”—a mere sentence or two. Now, with this book, Jennie Wade of Gettysburg: The Complete Story of the Only Civilian Killed during the Battle of Gettysburg, a visitor seeking more of her story may now be satisfied. The author has investigated as many sources as possible to write the full saga of Jennie’s life, death and all three burials.

Cindy L. Small earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree in Communications/Journalism from Shippensburg University. She has edited 16 Civil War books, as well as numerous historic articles for publication.


Gettysburg Publishing Elizabeth Thorn of Gettysburg The Wartime Caretaker of Evergreen Cemetery

Kathryn Porch and Sue Boardman $13.25 / 81 pages / 5.25 x 8.5 / 62 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-98386-316-8

According to the history books, the story of the Battle of Gettysburg ended when the armies departed on July 4, 1863. But for the citizens of Gettysburg, their story was just beginning. To a casual observer, Elizabeth Thorn was no different than all of the other civilians doing their part to restore their town from the devastation of war. This is her story and the story of the Evergreen Cemetery, a small-town burial ground that acquired national fame.

Noble Pillars: Volume 1

March into Pennsylvania & First Day’s Battle at Gettysburg Roy Frampton

$21.95 / 144 pages / 8.5 x 11 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-098386-312-0

The Medal of Honor is our country’s highest military decoration for valor. Unfortunately, most of the recipients’ names, lives and acts of valor are unknown to most Americans. Through extensive research and numerous photographs, the author brings the lives of these American heroes back from the past. May these stories serve that purpose by reminding us of a few ordinary men and their enduring acts of valor standing like Noble Pillars.

Gettysburg: The Nature of a Battlefield

The Complete Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign

A Guide to Birds and Flowers in the Gettysburg National Military Park Patricia Rich

$24.95 / 180 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-98386-315-1

Gettysburg: The Nature of a Battlefield is a wonderful guide to the plants and wildlife of the Gettysburg Battlefield. Author Patricia Rich has spent many years on the Gettysburg Battlefield and has brought to life, with over 160+ pages of stunning photography, the plants and animals that inhabit the battlefield today. A description of each plant and animal photographed accompany each photo.

Widow’s Weeds and Weeping Veils

Scott Mingus Sr.

$19.95 / 6 x 9 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-98386-318-2

We have taken the best stories of volume one and two and added new stories and photos to make this issue “The Complete edition” of Scott’s hard work and research. The Complete Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign will resonate with all those who have an interest in those fascinating stories, some humorous, some tragic, as seen through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians.

Commanders and Casualties at the Battle of Gettysburg

Mourning Rituals in 19th Century America

The Comprehensive Order of Battle le

Bernadette LoeffelAtkins

$11.50 / 56 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-98386-311-3

The Victorian era both in Europe and America saw the rituals of mourning rise above the practical use of providing closure for those left behind. Widow’s Weeds and Weeping Veils explores how Victorians viewed death and dying, describing the cultural and social changes that occurred as a result of the historical events of their time. This concise, informative work is ideal for students of the nineteenth-century, American Civil War enthusiasts and anyone interested in Victorian culture. Press

Steven Floyd

$13.95 / 148 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-0-98386-313-7

This comprehensive order of battle includes the structure of the armies; changes in command due to casualties; commanders from regimental level and above; casualties listed by number including killed, wounded and captured/missing; percentage of casualties of total engaged for all units; short biographical sketches of commanders and key participants in the battle.


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Greenhill Books

The Last Years of the Teutonic Knights Lithuania, Poland and the Teutonic Order William Urban

$39.95 / 384 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 b&w and color illustrations / Currently Available / hardback / 978-1-78438-357-2

The Battle of Grunwald was one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe and was the most important in the histories of Poland and Lithuania. The Teutonic Knights, a crusading military order, were defeated and most of their leaders were killed or taken prisoner. In this compelling account the action takes place in Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia and Germany. There are bloody battles; fascinating characters; intrigue; betrayals; sex; unexpected twists of fate; religious heresy and a smattering of saints. There is also the monumental end of one era making way for the beginning of another. Written by William L Urban, an internationally respected authority on the history of European warfare, while there has long been interest on the crusades outside of the Holy Land, this book is unique in the sheer breadth and depth of its research. William Urban is the Lee L. Morgan professor of history and international studies at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. He is considered a leading expert on the Crusades and the Teutonic Knights.

The True Story of the Great Escape

The Secret South

A Tale of Operation Tabarin, 1943–46

Stalag Luft III, March 1944

Ivan Mackenzie Lamb, Stephen Haddelsey and Ronald Lewis-Smith

$19.95 / 392 pages / 5 x 7.9 / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-78438-438-8

$39.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / Currently Available / hardback / 978-1-78438-325-1

Jonathan Vance

Between dusk and dawn on the night of March 24th-25th 1944, a small army of Allied soldiers crawled through tunnels in Germany in a covert operation the likes of which the Third Reich had never seen before. The prison break from Stalag Luft III in eastern Germany was the largest of its kind in World War II. Seventy-nine Allied soldiers and airmen made it outside the wire—but only three made it outside Nazi Germany. Fifty were executed by the Gestapo. Jonathan Vance tells the incredible story that was made famous by the 1963 film, The Great Escape.The escape is a classic tale of prisoner and their wardens in a battle of wits and wills.The brilliantly conceived escape plan is overshadowed only by the colorful, daring crew who executed it— literally under the noses of German guards. From their first days in Stalag Luft III and the forming of bonds key to such exploits, to the tunnel building, amazing escape and eventual capture, Vance’s history is a vivid, compelling look at one of the greatest ‘exfiltration’ missions of all time. Professor Jonathan Vance teaches Military History and Canadian History at Western University, Canada. He is the author of more than ss ridan Pre 10 acclaimed works. The She

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Seventy years after the end of World War II, the full story of Britain’s secret Antarctic expedition has still never been told. Launched in 1943, Operation Tabarin was an expedition to secretly establish bases, keep a watchful eye on German and Japanese activities, and curb opportunistic Argentinian incursions. Ivan Mackenzie Lamb was the expedition’s botanist but, until now, his narrative has never been published. His account provides a fascinating insight into this top secret military operation. After the war, he used his diary to complete a vivid story of his time in Antarctica. It is a key eyewitness account and has been illustrated with contemporary photos and expedition maps. Operation Tabarin is without doubt one of the most significant expeditions of what might be described as the ‘post-Heroic’ phase of Antarctic exploration. Ivan Mackenzie Lamb was awarded The Polar Medals of both Britain and America. Stephen Haddelsey is the author of five books on the history of Antarctic exploration. Ronald LewisSmith is the author of over 200 scientific papers and several books.


Greenhill Books Letters from the Battle of Waterloo

Tommy Goes to War

Malcolm Brown and Gary Sheffield $29.95 / 240 pages / 5 x 7.9 / 70 plus black and white illustrations / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-78438-329-9

Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers Gareth Glover and John Hussey

$32.95 / 352 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Black and white illustrations / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-78438-349-7

Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. By presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, this collection goes right back to the primary source material. Originally sent to, and at the request of, Captain W Siborne, these letters have remained unread in the Siborne papers in the British Library. Glover now presents this remarkable collection which includes letters here by Major Baring, George Bowles, Edward Whinyates, John Gurwood and Edward Cotton as well as letters by Hanoverian and King’s German Legion officers. Gareth Glover has published seventy books in his drive to bring a huge quantity of personal memoirs of Napoleonic soldiers lying in the archives into the public domain. John Hussey has written many articles on British military history, mainly on the Napoleonic and First World Wars.

Flying, Fighting and Reflection

While there are flashes of their wit and humor, the overwhelming feeling is that of a generation who felt let down by their superiors and left to perish. There are visceral, terrifying insights into life in the trenches and agonizing descriptions of the squalor and privations of war. This haunting account also looks at the aggressive drive to recruit more soldiers through the Pals Battalion or Chum’s Battalion. Friends from the same town or village; professional bodies, or work colleagues among others were encouraged to enlist en masse. With a concise analysis of the British Army in the First World War, we are reminded of the terror of war, the fury, the fear and the frustration of what has been described by some as a war typified by the devastating assessment: “lions led by donkeys”.

Breakout from Stalag Luft III

The Life of Battle of Britain Fighter Ace, Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE

The Memoir of Bob van der Stok Bob van der Stok and Simon Pearson

$34.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-78438-434-0

Peter Jacobs and Sir Michael Graydon

$49.95 / 320 pages / 60 color & black and white photographs / Currently Available / hardback / 978-1-78438-390-9

This is the thrilling account of the last remaining Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot, Tom “Ginger” Neil. In this we learn how he became a poster boy for the war effort and how he credits his “sixth sense” for keeping him alive during the Second World War. There was, however, one terrifyingly close brush with death, when in 1940 he had a mid-air collision with another Hurricane. With the rear section of his aircraft gone, the plane was out of control and hurtling to the ground, yet somehow he managed to bail out and miraculously survived with only a minor leg injury.

Peter Jacobs is a former RAF Wing Commander and the author of several books. Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB CBE is former RAF fighter pilot and Chief of the Air Staff, as well as being the first President of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.


In a new edition of this extraordinary book, the uncensored letters, diaries, documents and many photographs tell the story of the British soldier (nicknamed Tommy) in their own words.

On the night of 24th March 1944, Bob van der Stok was number 18 of 76 men who crawled beyond the barbed wire fence of Stalag l LLuft f III iin ZZagan, Poland. His memoir sets down his wartime adventures before being incarcerated in Stalag Luft III and then—with extraordinary detail—describes various escape attempts which culminated with the famous March breakout. After escaping Bob van der Stok roamed Europe for weeks, passing through Leipzig, Utrecht, Brussels, Paris, Dijon and Madrid, before making it back to England. He reported to the Air Ministry and two months after escaping, on 30 May 1944 he returned to the British No.91 Squadron. Bram (Bob) Van Der Stok, MBE, was a World War II fighter pilot and still holds the record as the most decorated aviator in Dutch history. Simon Pearson is The Times Newspaper Obituaries editor and author of The Great Escaper: The Life And Death of Roger Bushell ‘The Mastermind Behind The ress eridan P (Hodder). Great The ShEscape’

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Heimdal Paras De La Waffen-SS. Volume 1 SS-Fallschirmjäger-Bataillon 500/600 Rüdiger Franz

Paras De La Waffen-SS. Volume 2

Légion Wallonie. Volume 2

Rüdiger Franz

$124.00 / 400 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / Currently Available / hardback / 978-2-84048-360-1

André Liénard

SS-Fallschirmjäger-Bataillon 500/601

$73.00 / 260 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / January 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-406-6

$73.00 / 260 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / August 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-407-3

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The Waffen-SS paratroopers SSFallschirmjäger-Bataillon 500/600. Here is a relatively unknown subject. A battalion of Waffen-SS paratroopers was set up in the fall of 1943 to carry out special missions. The author, a paratroop captain in the Luftwaffe(FRG), and a historian, gives here a detailed history in three volumes of about 400 pages each. This volume is devoted to the operation against Tito’s troops in Yugoslavia.

A battalion of Waffen-SS paratroopers was set up in the fall of 1943 to carry out special missions.The author gives here a detailed history in three volumes of about 400 pages each. The first volume is devoted to the operation against Tito’s troops in Yugoslavia, the second to the fighting in the Baltic States and the third to operations in Hungary, in the Ardennes and in the Oder bridgehead. Included here are rare documents and more than 1000 photographs.

2. Panzerdivision en Normandie. Volume 1

2. Panzerdivision en Normandie. Volume 2

Frédéric Deprun

Frédéric Deprun

Juin-Juillet 1944

Text in French This second volume is devoted to the fighting of the Wallons incorporated into the Waffen-SS (Sturmbrigade and Division). We follow them in their fighting alongside the Wiking Division, the Tcherkassy pocket and the Baltic States until 1945 on the Oder. Many documents included here are being published for the first time.

Sturmartillerie de la Waffen-SS. Volume 1

Août 1944

Leibstandarte et Das Reich

$106.00 / 320 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / April 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-436-3 2 84 8404 0488 43 4366 3

$106.00 / 320 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / August 2018 / hardback / 978-2-84048-437-0 2 84 8404 0488 43 4377 0

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The author Frédéric Deprun, has devoted more than ten years to studying meticulously this armored unit’s engagements in the Norman bocage. The first part deals with the unit re-forming in the Arras area while waiting for D-Day then guides the reader through the murderous fighting at Caumont-l’Evanté, Cahagnes, Cheux,then May-sur-Orne in June and July 1944. The two 350-page volumes include 800 unpublished photographs and more than 60 maps, and guide the reader through the host of eye-witness accounts along the 2.PanzerDivision’s tragic route.

The author Frédéric Deprun, has devoted more than ten years to studying meticulously this armored unit’s engagements in the Norman bocage. In this second volume, an account is given of the Panzer unit’s inability to contain the Allied offensive to the south of Saint-Lô at the end of July 1944, then the attack at Mortain up until the moment when the men in the unit with the Trident were encircled in the Chambois-Argentan cauldron. ss

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Pierre Tiquet

$58.00 / 160 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / August 2019 / hhardback db k / 978-2-84048-525-4

Text in French Assault guns were the first armored vehicles in Waffen SS divisions to be used at the beginning of their military history. This first volume presents Abteilung “Schönberger” from the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, in the frontlines in 1941 which became SS StuGAbteilungen“LSSAH”, and in which a young tank commander—Michael Wittmann— began to distinguish himself. We watch the evolution and the engagement of the first two Waffen-SS Divisions’ assault artillery groups.


Heimdal Normandie La Bataille 6 Juin/12 Septembre 1944 Charles Stiri

$18.00 / 64 pages / 6.25 x 9.5 / Currently Available / paperback / 978-2-84048-523-0

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Luc Braeuer

Thierry Terrier

Histoire des Escadres de L’Armée de L’Air. Volume 2

De Nuages et de Feu

$35.00 / 224 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / April 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-524-7

Text in French Not as famous nor as publicized as the fighter units, the bomber and transport units, together with the training units, make up just as important a section of the Armée de l’Air. The various units (squadrons, groups and flights) are reviewed in this volume in chronological order.

$58.00 / 192 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / August 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-529-2

$38.00 / 100 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / August 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-421-9

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Gérard Palloque

Avec Carl Emmermann, dans les Carîbes, au Cap et à RIO

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The Battle of Normandy organized by the Allies depended on a massive, fast landing which would destabilize the German High Command by its boldness. In a few hours on 6 June 1944,150,000 Allied soldiers had set foot on Norman soil. Facing them, an equivalent number of German soldiers, but of whom only a third were operational on this front. The first hours of the landings were to prove decisive. For the Allied coalition, what was most important was to break through the German defenses quickly and broaden the front. The Battle of Normandy ended on 12 September 1944, with the liberation of Le Havre, 99 days after the 6 June 1944.

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On 4 June 1944, in the south of England, liaison officers went aboard twenty-two French ships. Many of the sailors were to participate in the greatest amphibious operation ever mounted. This is the story of these ships and these men which form the heart of this book, among whom Querville who landed a commando in Norway with the task of destroying the heavy water plant; or Levasseur with the Aconit who sunk two U-boats in twelve hours.

Dassault Mirage 2000

Guerre Aérienne sur les Ardennes d’Anvers à Boddenplatte

Hervé Beaumont and Frédéric Lert $59.00 / 176 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / July 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-476-9

Philippe Guillemot

$58.00 / 192 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / April 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-518-6

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Text in French On 16 December 1944, there started the most powerful artillery barrage that the forces of the Third Reich in its death throes were ever to launch on the Western Front after the Normandy landings six months earlier. It smothered the American lines holding the thinned-out front in the Ardennes. The Ardennes skies saw what was a major part of the history of air warfare and we describe it here in great detail.

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When the U-172, commanded by Carl Emmermann, left Kiel on 22 April 1942, the second lucky period for German submarines was ending with the Americans setting up convoys along their coast. The author’s access to Emmermann’s photos, preserved in the U-Boot-Archiv, in addition to several photos taken by Helmut Berndt, the war correspondent, has permitted him to illustrate this particular captain’s surprising patrols with 250 exceptional unpublished photos.


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The direct successor of the famous Mirage III whose delta wing form it adopted, the Mirage 2000 was the spearhead of the Armée de l’Air for more than 25 years even though a successor was found in the shape of another of Dassault’s aircraft, the Rafale. The authors are uncontested specialists in contemporary planes and machines made by the national builder and offer here a detailed overview based on years of research and publications. Hervé Beaumont is the author of numerous books on the Mirage III and Mirage IV.

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Les Chevaliers Teutoniques Les Radios Alliées. De la Terre Sainte à la Baltique Volume 2 Loïc Chollet $44.00 / 112 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / Currently Available / hardback / 978-2-84048-528-5

Text in French Appearing within the context of the Crusades in Palestine, the militaro-religious order of the Teutonic Knights imposed itself as an essential player in a relatively unknown episode in our part of the world: the conquest and evangelization of the last pagans in Europe. Living to the southeast of the Baltic Sea, these pagans were confronted with missionary and warlike enterprises rather like crusades. The rivalries which opposed the Teutonic Knights to their neighbors, pagan or Christian, led not only to military, but also doctrinal, confrontations causing debate about the rights of non-Christian peoples. This book not only offers a look at the history of the Order of the Teutonic Knights but brings to the forefront its role as a link between the world of chivalry and that of the pagans of Northeastern Europe. The relations of the men with the black crosses and the Baltic peoples, but also with the lords of Western Europe who came to help them, just like their role in the controversial use of force as a tool of conversion, enabled a little-known facet of medieval Europe to be revealed: its eminently cosmopolitan character, making light of national or regional borders and sometimes religious ones.

Les Matériels de Transmission Anglais, Américains, Canadiens Denis Derdos

$155.00 / 270 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / August 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-504-9

Text in French Although not exhaustive, the two volumes of Les Radios alliées, 1940-1945’s two volumes invite you to delve into a world that many collectors of WWII military memorabilia don’t even suspect exists. Radio collecting is a world that has yet to be discovered, a world where it is still possible to find a genuine collector’s item that has seen combat. Any enthusiast reading about the fighting in Europe—from the Normandy beaches to VE Day—should know how complex the means of radio-electric communication used by the Allies were. The descriptions accompanying the apparatus are taken entirely from the original technical data and specifications. No less than 160 transmission apparatuses—BC 611, BC 1306, Wireless SetN° 18, N° 19 or the Amplifiers RF N° 2 and Wavemeters Class D, etc.—used by the Anglo-Saxon forces (English, American, Canadian, New-Zealand and French) are all fully shown as they were, in all their complexity and with all their accessories.

The French Artillery of the Napoleonic War Ludovic Letrun and Jean-Marie Mongin

$35.00 / 170 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / July 2019 / hardback / 978-2-84048-497-4

When you tackle the French artillery of the First Empire you must always take into account descriptions of the artillery of the Ancien Régime and the Revolution in detail, which is what this book does. The term “artillery” in the Middle Ages designated “all the machines the army uses”. Mr de Gribeauval, the Inspector of Artillery, set up this organization gradually over more than thirty years, and it remained in force, to a greater or lesser extent, until 1825, the subject of this book. All the artillery pieces, the materiel used by the Foot and Horse Artillery at the end of the Ancien Regime, during the Revolution and the First Empire, as well as the Pontoneers, the permanent artillery (l’artillerie sédentaire) of the Coastguard Artillery, these all too often forgotten heroes of the Napoleonic era, are presented in the hundreds of profiles and silhouettes shown in this book. Two chapters are given over to the artillery trains and teams which, during the First Empire, reach the age of maturity, the age of regulations. This book is the revised and improved new version of the books published some time ago by the same authors and enthusiasts who, in 176 pages, develop and present their ideas about the period through almost a thousand drawings.


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Grub Street Publishing The Jet Age Series

The Jet Age Series

True Tales from Operators of the Big Cat in Peace and War

From the Cold War to the Falklands: True Tales of the Iconic Delta V Bomber

Jaguar Boys

Vulcan Boys

Ian Hall

Tony Blackman

$22.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / approx 60 color and b/w photos / July 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-123-2 / NCR

Originally intended as a trainer, the AngloFrench Sepecat jet, equipped with the very latest in weapon-aiming and navigational equipment, eventually became the backbone of the RAF’s tactical strike-attack and recce forces for a decade from the mid-1970s.

$22.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / approx 30 color and 30 b/w photos / July 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-126-3 / NCR

One of the best-loved of RAF types, the Jaguar commanded a fierce loyalty and affection which shines through in these accounts of an aircraft that will live forever in the memory.

The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers bbuilt ilt tto guardd the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognisable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for take-off. Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand by the operators themselves. It tells the story of the aircraft from its design conception through the Cold War when it played out its most important job as Britain’s nuclear deterrent; before unbelievably, at the end of its service life, also playing a significant role in liberating the Falkland Islands for which it gained much celebrity. Vulcan Boys is a fascinating and completely authentic read reminding us of the Cold War, how it was fought and the considerable effort required to prevent all-out nuclear war.

Ian Hall is a former Commander Officer of No. 31 Squadron, as well as the editor and writer of the Squadron Association’s three-times-a-year 32-page newsletter.

Tony Blackman has spent his life in the aircraft industry as a test pilot, as an avionics specialist and as the Technical Member.

In these pages, the Jaguar Boys—pilots, engineer and ground crew—tell of the aircraft’s drawbacks and joys, their sadness at losses, and their pleasure at its development into a readilydeployable and outstandingly-capable fighter-bomber for the post-Cold War era.

The Jet Age Series

The Jet Age Series

True Stories from the Operators of the UK’s First Four-Jet Bomber

True Stories from Forty Memorable Years of the Last V Bomber

Valiant Boys

Victor Boys

Tony Blackman and Anthony Wright

Tony Blackman

$22.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 2x 8pp color inserts / July 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-124-9 / NCR

Tony Blackman, in collaboration with Anthony Wright, brings you Valiant Boys to complete the V Force set. This is a fascinatingg collection of personal accounts of operating Britain’s first V bomber by aircrew and ground crew. The book tells the story from the aircraft’s birth taking off from Vickers’ tiny airfield at Brooklands to its premature death from fatigue. We are reminded of how the Valiant provided the UK’s first nuclear deterrent by always having some armed aircraft on stand-by twenty-four hours a day, supported by their air and ground crews, ready to be flown at a moment’s notice on a one-way trip to launch an atomic war. Not as well known as the Vulcan and Victor, the Valiant is often overlooked; this book will go a long way to redress the balance. Tony Blackman has spent his life in the aircraft industry as a test pilot, as an avionics specialist and as the Technical Member. Squadron Leader Anthony Wright BA joined the RAF in 1960. On retirement he served at HQ Air Cadets until 2003.


$22.95 / 198 pages / 6 x 9 / approx 30 color and 30 b/w photos / July 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-125-6 / NCR

The Handley Page Victor was the third of the three V Bombers and the most long lasting, serving in the RAF until 1993, and still doing invaluable service in the first Iraq war. Victor Boys tells the story of all the great things that were achieved, recounted first hand by the operators themselves, aircrew and ground crew. Starting with accounts by test pilot Johnny Allam, who undertook the major development of the aircraft, through its work as a nuclear bomber during the cold war, testing Blue Steel in Australia, to its superb performance during the Falklands war and later as a first class air-to-air refuelling tanker and vital support tool for fighters and other aircraft. Published to coincide with the Victor’s 60th anniversary, the gripping text is superbly illustrated with photographs from the operators themselves.

Tony Blackman has spent his life in the aircraft industry as a test pilot, as an ss ridan Pre avionics The She specialist and as the Technical Member.

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Grub Street Publishing • Harpia Publishing Nimrod Boys

Gallantry in Action

Tony Blackman and Joe Kennedy

Norman Franks

True Tales from the Operators— Never Before Published

Airmen Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Two Bars 1918-1955

$39.95 / 252 pages / 6 x 9 / illustrated throughout with color images / August 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-127-0 / NCR

$29.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 8 / illustrated throughout with b/w images / July 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-128-7 / NCR

Nimrod Boys is a complementary book to Nimrod Rise and Fall from acclaimed author Tony Blackman. It is a collection of over forty first-hand accounts of operating the Nimrod, an aircraft which was a trailblazer in the Cold War RAF. As the first jet-powered maritime aircraft, it could reach critical points for rescues or for operational requirements in rapid time. When reading the contributors’accounts, it becomes obvious that tracking submarines and shipping was a very important task for the Nimrod as was having an aircraft continually on stand-by readiness for search and rescue sorties. However, the aircraft demonstrated its flexibility on other operations. The Falklands campaign was an unexpected occurrence and there are several accounts in this book recounting how splendidly the aircraft performed, particularly once the flight refuelling capability had been added. In short Nimrod Boys: written by Tony Blackman with Joe Kennedy is more than worthy addition to the celebrated Boys series.

When the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged on 1 April 1918, the new command needed to have its own gallantry medals to distinguish itself from the Army and the Royal Navy. By the end of the WWII, awards of the DFC and First Bars had multiplied greatly, but only fifty Second Bars had been awarded, making fifty-seven in all between 1918 and 1946. To this can be added three more, awarded post-WWII, making a grand total of sixty. Within the covers of this book are recorded the mini-biographies of all those sixty along with the citations that accompanied their awards, or in some cases the recommendations for them. As the reader will discover, the range of airmen who received the DFC and Two Bars, cover most of the ambit of WWII operations. Each has interesting stories, proving, if proof be needed, their gallantry in action. Norman Franks is a respected historian and author. Over the course of his career, Frank has published some of the most compelling works on First World War fighter aviation.

Tony Blackman has spent his life in the aircraft industry as a test pilot, as an avionics specialist and as the Technical Member.

Flashpoint Russia

Modern Chinese Warplanes

Russia’s Air Power: Capabilities and Structure

Chinese Army Aviation—Combat Helicopter Units

$29.95 / 96 pages / 8.27 x 11 / June 2019 / paperback / 978-0-99730-927-0 / NCR

$29.95 / 96 pages / 8.27 x 11 / June 2019 / paperback / 978-0-99730-928-7 / NCR

Russian military aviation has undergone several upheavals in the post-Soviet era. There have been two driving forces behind these changes. First, the Russian experience of air power in conflicts has led to an increasing integration of the various branches of the armed forces. Today’s VKS was created as a result of the absorption of the Air Defence Troops (VPVO) by the Air Force (VVS) in 1998, and then a merger of the Air Force with the Aerospace Defence Troops (VVKO) in 2015.

Compared to the People’s Liberation Army Air Force and Naval Aviation, the PLA’s Army Aviation is the least known und understood of the country’s air arms. Its formation was only approved in 1986 and it was established as the Army Aviation Corps in January 1988, using helicopters inherited from the Air Force. Beginning as a single regiment, the first true Army Aviation brigade was formed in 2009 and the force has now expanded to around a dozen frontline units operating hundreds of different helicopters. In its current form, Army Aviation has established itself as a major force in support of the PLA Ground Forces.


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King of Fighters

Steel Centurions

The Noise of Battle

Paolo Morisi

The British Army and the Last Breakthrough Battle West of the Rhine, February-March 1945

$45.00 / 288 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 100 b/w photos, 8 maps / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-881-1

Tony Colvin

In the century-long history of the conquest of the sky, there have been a number of outstanding personalities. Among them is the name of designer Nikolay Polikarpov (1892-1944), which is inseparably associated with the best achievements of Russian and Soviet aviation. The book describes all Polikarpov’s original projects, both those put into reality and unimplemented ones.

$49.95 / 824 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 135 photos, 41 maps / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-841-5

Forged on the battlefields of France, Greece and North Africa, the Italian Army’s armored units fought effectively despite inferior weapons and equipment and the challenging conditions that they faced.

Half of the book is a detailed description, mainly told in the words of participants, of three battles fought over four days in the Rhineland south of Goch between 27 February and March 2 1945. The other half of the book is an analysis of the units and people involved in the two divisions and their supporting armor and aviation. This book’s fully documented and researched conclusions provide a new and controversial interpretation of 21 Army Group.

Panzer Gunner

The Battle of the Peaks and Long Stop Hill

Nikolay Polikarpov and his Aircraft Designs Mikhail Maslov

$79.95 / 952 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 1000 TEMPORARY COVER b/w photos, 15 scale drawings, 100 color ills / M May a 22019 0199 / hhardback 01 ardb dbackk / 978-1-91162-885-9

From my Native Canada to the German Ostfront and Back. In Action with 25th Panzer Regiment, 7th Panzer Division 1944-45 Bruno Friesen

$35.00 / 264 pages / 6 x 9 / c 50 photos, ills, maps / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91286-604-5

There are few memoirs available of German Panzer crews that focus on the climactic last 12 months of the war on the Eastern Front, 1944-45. What makes Bruno Friesen’s account virtually unique is his family background. This book is told in a lively, conversational and fluid manner, and is a remarkable contribution to the literature of the Second World War.


Italian Armoured Formations of the Second World War 1940-43

This book describes the formation and battle performance of the major armored units such as the Ariete, Littorio and Centauro divisions together with lesser known special forces such as the motorized X Arditi Regiment and the Raggruppamenti Esploranti, or special reconnaissance units.

Red Trojan Horse

Red Trojan Horse

The Berling Army and the Soviet Annexation of Poland 1943-45

Tunisia, AprilMay 1943

Evan McGilvray

Ian Mitchell

$59.95 / 416 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 20 b/w photos, 10 color photos, 12 maps, 2 tables / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-893-4

The Battle of the Peaks is the first book to be devoted to a series of forgotten battles in the spring of 1943 in the hills of northern Tunisia. The author brings to life the fascinating story of a successful British victory in April 1943 largely achieved by the 78th “Battle Axe” Division which has been all but forgotten by most historians. This book describes how well led British troops wrested control of a series of high peaks. ss

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$45.00 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-878-1

The book is about how Colonel Zygmunt Berling, a disgruntled Colonel of the Polish inter-war army—once captured by the Red Army and imprisoned—betrayed his country whilst in captivity between 1939– 1941, and after 1941 vied, in his mind with General Anders, for power in establishing a Polish Army out of the hundreds of thousands of Poles captive in the Soviet Union. After 1942 Anders took many of these Poles to the west and formed ‘Anders Army’ which fought alongside the Western Allies, notably in Italy but was doomed to remain in the West as exiles after 1946.

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The Long-Range Desert Group

Sunwheels and Siegrunen

Lars Gyllenhaal and Karl-Gunnar Norén

Wiking, Nordland, Nederland and the Germanic Waffen-SS in Photographs Volume 1

$49.95 / 156 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 b&w, 25 color photos, 2 maps / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-888-0

$89.95 / 384 pages / 8.75 x 12 / c 715 b/w photos / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91286-608-3

History & Legacy

The world’s most respected special forces unit, the Special Air Service (SAS), was inspired by another irregular unit, the Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) or simply Ghost Patrol. You may now accompany the authors in Ghost Patrol vehicles far, far behind Rommel’s lines. While doing so you will acquire insights into some extreme raids and reconnaissance missions. You will become familiar with tactics and inventions of the Ghost Patrol that are still relevant today. This book is also the story of an LRDG research expedition to modern Egypt undertaken in original WWII Jeeps and described as a “2300-mile Sahara epic” by Classic & Sports Car magazine. Original LRDG training notes and other tips for extreme travellers are included.

Karl-Gunnar Norén has published in Swedish, English, German and Danish on subjects including history and practical skills, such as blacksmithing. Lars Gyllenhaal is a former tanker and an elected member of the Swedish Military History Commission, and has worked both as an author and journalist.

Marc Rikmenspoel

Western European collaboration with the Germans is still misunderstood, nearly 70 years after the end of World War II. On the one hand, the countries involved have usually played down the number of volunteers they provided, while on the other, German propaganda often overstated the participation of foreigners, especially in the Waffen-SS. The unprecedented coverage begins in this volume with the founding of the Germania Regiment in 1935, and continues with the forming of the famous Wiking Division in late 1940. Wiking is followed across Ukraine in 1941, and to the Caucasus the next year. The Dutch and Flemish Legions are shown in the hellish fighting along the Volkhov River, and the coverage extends to the Norwegian Legion that took part in the siege of Leningrad, and the Danish volunteers that were flown into the notorious Demyansk pocket. Even the little-known Norwegian ski company is portrayed during its time near the Arctic Circle in northern Russia. The photos include personalities, rare insignia, uniform details, and many vehicle shots, along with highlydetailed captions.


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The Battle of Kursk 1943

The View through the Camera Lens Valeriy Zamulin and Stuart Britton

$89.95 / 488 pages / 10.5 x 9.5 / c 575 b/w photos, 8 color maps / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91286-609-0

The Battle of Kursk, despite the seven decades that have passed since the event, continues to attract great attention even today. The combat operations, which unfolded in the summer of 1943 in the center of the Eastern Front, by their scale, the forces drawn into them, and their military-political results, were a pivotal stage not only in the struggle of the Soviet people with the Nazi aggressors, but also in the Second World War as a whole. This new photo study is unique. It contains a collection of the best and at the same time little-known work of the leading Soviet war correspondents that covered the Battle of Kursk. The book also contains the work of a participant in those events. Although Soviet photographs comprise the bulk of the book, it also includes a significant number of captured German photographs, as well as aerial reconnaissance photographs. Valeriy Nikolaevich Zamulin is a leading Russian scholar of the Battle of Kursk. He is the author of more than 60 scholarly works in both the Russian and English languages, which have attracted great interest among scholars and history buffs. Stuart Britton is a freelance translator. He is responsible for a growing number of translated Russian military memoirs, battle histories and operational studies.


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A European Anabasis

Western European Volunteers in the German Army and SS, 1940-45 Kenneth Estes

$29.95 / 210 pages / 6 x 9 / 42 b/w photos, 8 maps / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-835-4

In this landmark work, Kenneth Estes studies the 100,000 West Europeans who fought against Russia as volunteers for the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.

Hitler’s Swedes

A History of the Swedish Volunteers in the Waffen-SS Lars T. Larsson

$39.95 / 336 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 160 b/w photos, 16pp color maps / June 2019 / paperback / 978-191162-834-7

Thoroughly researched from primary sources, this book is a valuable addition to the history of the SS, and the men who volunteered to serve in it.

Für Volk and Führer Bromberg 1945 The Memoir of a Veteran of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Erwin Bartmann

$29.95 / 248 pages / 6 x 9 / 25 b/w photos, 2 maps / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-836-1

This candid eyewitness account offers a unique and sometimes surprising perspective on the life of a young Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler volunteer.

To the Bitter End in West Prussia Krzysztof Drozdowski

$29.95 / 88 pages / 6 x 9 / 29 b/w photos, maps / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-875-0

This book describes the activities of Polish and Soviet forces as well as the often overlooked German side. The author’s archival research brings personal insight to this work.

In Peace and War 1933-1948


I Peace In P andd W War 1933-1948

Memoirs of an Exiled Polish Cavalry Officer Tadeusz Bączkowski, Barbara Herchenreder, and Dariusz Szymczyk

$29.95 / 96 pages / 6 x 9 / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91286-601-4

This book is about Captain Bączkowski’s extraordinary memoirs.


Konev’s Golgotha

Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941 Michael Filippenkov and Mikhail Filippenkov

$29.95 / 176 pages / 6 x 9 / c 8pp b/w photos, 8pp color maps / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-842-2

This book is a historical study of the events of October 1941 in the Viaz’ma pocket.

Steel Wall at Arnhem

The Destruction of 4 Parachute Brigade 19 September 1944 David Truesdale

$45.00 / 288 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 221 photos, 3 maps / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-844-6

This is a full account of 4 Parachute Brigade and its actions at Arnhem. ss

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Building the Gort Line

The BEF and its Defences in France 1939-40 Dave Thurlow

$45.00 / 416 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 60 photos, 50 line drawings/maps, 11 tables / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-876-7

The main theme of this book is the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and the defenses it constructed in France during September 1939-May 1940.

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Killing Hitler’s Reich

The Battle for Austria 1945

The KGB and Latvia

William Alan Webb


Against the Wall

Vincent Hunt

$59.95 / 504 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / photos, maps / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-884-2

In the dying days of World War Two, when the fate of nations was being decided by the triumvirate of Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Stalin, Hitler’s Austrian homeland provided a scenic backdrop for the last stand of Army Group South.

Up Against the Wall $35.00 / 324 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 color photos, 49 b/w photos, 4 mpas, 1 table, 3 ills / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-883-5


Killing Hitler’s Reich, The Battle For Austria 1945, is the history of the bloody Battle for Austria in 1945. Austria’s fate held major ramifications for postwar Europe and the entire free world, yet there is no complete account of the campaign written in English. Given the scale of the fighting and the scope of the consequences, this book fills a major gap in the literature of World War Two. Moreover, it was Austria not Berlin, that proved to be the graveyard of the Waffen SS. Killing Hitler’s Reich follows the chase and capture of some of the most notorious, such as Himmler’s Second in Command, Ernst Kaltenbrunner. Long overlooked by historians, Killing Hitler’s Reich finally places this critical campaign in its proper historical place. William Alan Webb has studied the Second World War his entire life. In 2018, he won the prestigious Darrell Award.

Vincent Hunt is an historical writer and award-winning BBC documentary maker who gathers his material face-to-face in his search to get to the heart of a story.

Dubno 1941

Under Himmler’s Command

The Greatest Tank Battle of the Second World War

The Personal Recollections of Oberst Hans-Georg Eismann, Operations Officer, Army Group Vistula, Eastern Front 1945

Alexey Isaev

$29.95 / 256 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 9 color photos, 134 b/w photos, 8 color maps, 7 b/w maps / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-843-9

In June 1941—during the first week of the Nazi invasion in the Soviet Union—the quiet cornfields and towns of Western Ukraine were awakened by the clanking of steel and thunder of explosions; this was the greatest tank battle of the Second World War. Based on recently available archival sources, Alexey Isaev describes the battle from a new point of view: that in fact it’s not the tanks, but armored units, which win or lose battles. The Germans during the Blitzkrieg era had superior tactics and organizations for their tank forces. The author also defines the real achievements on the Soviet side: the blitzkrieg in the Ukraine had been slowed down. For the Soviet Union, the military situation in June 1941 was much worse than it was for France and Britain during the Western Campaign in 1940. Poorly organized, but fierce, tank-based counterattacks slowed down the German infantry—and while the Soviet tanks lost the battle, they won the war. Isaev Alexey holds a PhD in Russian History. He is the author of approximately 20 titles—dedicated mostly to Eastern Front battles.

A hard-hitting history of the Soviet security police and Latvia over a century of oppression—with Latvians as both oppressors TEMPORARY COVER and oppressed. 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 processed, questioned and even executed during the periods of Soviet rule in 1940-41 and then 1944-1991. The author presents harrowing personal testimonies of those imprisoned, tortured and deported to Siberian gulags by the KGB, drawing from museum archives and interviews translated into English for this book as well as from de-classified CIA files, KGB records and his own research in Latvia. He interviews human rights activists, partisans, KGB experts and those who led Latvia to independence in the 1990s and explores the role of Latvian KGB double agents in defeating anti-Soviet partisan groups and the West’s Cold War spying missions.

Hans-Georg Eismann, Frederick Steinhardt and Dr Frederick P. Steinhardt $29.95 / 176 pages / 5.5 x 9 / b/w photos/maps / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-832-3

This book addresses two areas of WWII hitherto neglected—Heinrich Himmler as a military commander, and the German staff officer corps during the last months of the war on the Eastern Front. The author recounts the disturbing and sometimes bizarre atmosphere that pervaded the German high command in the East during the final months of the war. Much light is thereby thrown on Himmler the military commander, and on the final climactic battles fought on the Eastern Front during 1945. Apart from Himmler, Eismann also had the opportunity to witness many of the other top men in the Third Reich, and wrote vivid and fascinating pen-portraits of personalities such as Göring, and Hitler.

Hans-Georg Eismann was the Operations Officer for Army Group Vistula. Fred Steimhardt is a translator and editor of German Military History from Press ridan World e War II. h S e h T

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The Nomonhan War 1939

Cliff Lord and Dr. Athol Yates

Brendan Hulley

$29.95 / 80 pages / 8.255 x 111.75 1 75 / 1120 20 ph photos, hottos 1155 artworks, 5-6 maps, 4-5 diags / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-866-8

This book is about the Nomonhan War. Following the Japanese occupation of Manchuria, in 1931, Japan turned its interest to nearby Soviet territories. Following a military build-up, a series of bitter clashes took place mid-May and June 1939, after which the Japanese launched an all-out assault in July. Concerned about the possibility of facing a two-front war, the Soviets reacted with a major counter-offensive, in August 1939, and defeated the Japanese. The Evolution of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates


Dr. Athol Yates and Athol Yates $69.95 / 300 pages / 6 x 9 / 4 maps, 6 organizational charts, 2 charts / May 2019 / hardback / 978-191286-600-7

While today the military of the United Arab Emirates is described admiringly as a ‘little Sparta’, just 60 years ago the only security forces in the Emirates were the armed retainers of the Ruling Sheikhs and a small British-led, locally-raised Arab force. This book traces the little-known and fascinating history of the country’s Armed Forces. It provides unparalleled detail on the constituent forces that evolved into the UAE Armed Forces in 1976.


Jungle Cavalry

Australian Independent Companies and Commandos 1941-1945

A Military & Police History 1920-2010

Soviet-Japanese Clash at the Khalkhin Gol

The Evolution of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates

Jungle Cavalry

Gregory Blake

$29.95 / 80 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / profusely illustrated with color & b/w photos, maps / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91286-606-9

This book provides an overview of the military forces of Muscat & Oman and the successor State of Oman. The book covers the Muscat Armed Forces and the Sultan’s Armed Forces of Oman, Dhofar Force, plus selected paramilitary forces and the Royal Oman Police Force. The narrative includes regimental and corps histories, and selected military operations. The book also details the contribution made by British personnel who have shaped these forces.

Portugal’s Guerilla Wars in Africa


$45.00 / 256 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 12 photos & ills, 6 maps / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-882-8

The Australian Independent Companies and the Commandos into which they evolved were unique sub-units of the Australian Army during the Second World War. The Independent Companies were unlike any other unit in the Australian Army. The Second World War Australian Commando experience was very much one of an army unready for the challenge that was initially imposed on it, but an Army that rose to the trial and eventually, despite missteps, ultimately successfully mastered the manner in which it chose to employ its commandos. From Reason to Revolution

The Key to Lisbon

The Third French Invasion of Portugal, 1810-11

Lisbon’s Three Wars in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea 1961-74

Kenton White

$49.95 / 240 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 20 b/w ills, 10 maps / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-852-1

Al J. Venter

$49.95 / 544 pages / 6 x 9 / profusely illustrated with color & b/w photos, maps / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91286-605-2

Portugal’s three wars in Africa, in Angola, Mozambique and Portuguese Guinea lasted almost 13 years. Yet they are among the most underreported conflicts of the modern era. Al Venter covered all three wars for over more than a decade. This book is not an official history, but rather a journalist’s perspective of military events. ss

This study details the preparation, planning and execution of the invasion of Portugal in 1810 by the French Armée de Portugal under Marshal Massena, and the defensive measures taken by the British and their Portuguese and Spanish allies. It also covers the practice of all armies involved during this campaign, working from original sources. The research demonstrates the difficulties both armies had in prosecuting their plans during the campaign.

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Engineering Gallipoli

The Royal Engineers’ Part in the Dardanelles Campaign Ritchie Wood and John Dixon

$59.95 / 324 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 50 photos, 12 maps, 15 line drawings, 4 tables / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-889-7

While the Gallipoli Campaign has received considerable interest over the years, the work of the Royal Engineers during that campaign has been largely overlooked. This book seeks to address this oversight to demonstrate the amount of engineering work required for a seaborne invasion. The Royal Engineers were working on the first day of the landings and were amongst the last to leave on the evacuation, and their story includes all the major engagement of the campaign. The book looks at the structure of the Royal Engineers at the beginning of the Great War and the way in which in which they sat within the structure of the MEF and how their work was controlled at Brigade, Division and Corps level. This book is organized to show the work of the Royal Engineers, and the units of the Australian and New Zealand armies, at each stage of the campaign. It also addresses briefly the work of the engineers on the nearby islands, such as Imbros, where GHQ was based, and Lemnos where engineers worked on everything from harbours to hospitals. Richie Wood has spent over 40 years working abroad and was awarded his Doctorate at Swansea University in September 2012. John Dixon is an author and historian.

General Sir Herbert Lawrence Haig’s Right-Hand Man Paul Harris

$49.95 / 168 pages / 6 x 9 / photos, maps / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-887-3

As Chief of Staff to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig in 1918, General Sir Herbert Lawrence played a key role in the defeat of Germany in the First World War. This biography traces his remarkable career and argues that he has a strong claim to be recognized as one of the principal architects of Allied victory. He remains one of the forgotten figures of the war. Lawrence had the distinction of being highly successful in two different fields. As a businessman he was an influential financier and chairman of Vickers, one of the world’s foremost armaments companies between the wars. In the military sphere, he was one of the very few men to rise to the top echelon of the British army without being a regular career soldier. He gave up his lucrative job as a City banker to re-join the army at the outbreak of hostilities in 1914. Despite his significant contribution to the war effort and his accomplishments in the commercial world, historians have largely neglected Lawrence. This account uses new material to reveal the achievements of this outstanding soldier and banker. Overcoming the personal tragedy of losing his two sons during the war, he became the most senior staff officer at GHQ. Press ridanlecturer. Paul Harris is a writer and The She

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Reluctant Partner

The Complete Story of the French Participation in the Dardanelles Expedition of 1915 George H. Cassar

$49.95 / 240 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 25 photos, maps / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-892-7

No campaign in the Great War has been the subject of such intense and prolonged attention and controversy as the one in the Dardanelles. The general perception is that it was an operation involving troops from Britain and the Empire. The role of the French is barely mentioned if at all. Over the course of the ten-month operation, the French government sent to the Dardanelles six pre-dreadnought battleships, four cruisers, and a host of auxiliary vessels that included minesweepers and submarines. Additionally, it supplied a total of 79,000 troops, supported by artillery and high explosive shells. The purpose of this study is to concentrate on the activity of the French so as give a more rounded picture of the story. The French were involved in the major naval attack on 18 March 1915 during which they engaged the Turkish forts at close range and, in the process, the battleship Bouvet ran into an undetected minefield and sank with the loss of over 600 of its crew.

George H. Cassar began teaching in 1966 and spent the last fifty years at Eastern Michigan University where he was a professor of Military and European History.


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A Time to Die and

First Campaign Victory of the Great War



A Time to Live


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The Flank Guard Action and the First Cavalry Charge of the GreatWar, 24 August 1914 Major (Retd) Philip Watson

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 50 b/w photos, ills, maps / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-897-2

The author has integrated the German story from German regimental histories and diaries to illustrate how the German Imperial Army put into practice their pre-war training and doctrine.

A TTime i to t Die Di and a Time to Live

Disaster to Triumph: Groundbreaking Developments in Care of the Wounded on the Western Front 1914-18 Tom Scotland

$45.00 / 256 pages / 6 x 9 / 90 b/w photos, 8 b/w maps, 25 tables / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-874-3

This work demonstrates the progress made in the treatment of wounded soldiers during WWI.

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The German Corpse Factory A Study in First World War Propaganda Stephen Badsey

$35.00 / 180 pages / 6 x 9 / 10 b/w photos, ills / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-827-9

This is the story of the German Corpse Factory, one of the most famous and scandalous propaganda stories of the First World War.

Thh Fii C TheFirstCampaign i VictoryoftheGreatWar South Africa, ManoeuvreWarfare, the Afrikaner Rebellion and the German SouthWest African Campaign, 1914-1915 Antonio Garcia

$35.00 / 224 pages / 6 x 9 / 49 images, 3 figures, 12 graphs, 19 maps, 9 plates, 6 tables / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-894-1

The author takes a novel approach in comparing the campaign to maneuver warfare theory. Thousands of Heroes Have Arisen


A Moonlight Massacre

The Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917. The Forgotten Last Act of the Third Battle of Ypres Michael LoCicero

$49.95 / 520 pages / 6 x 9 / 100 b/w photos, 16pp color maps & ills / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-872-9

This book is an important contribution about the discussion surrounding Passchendaele.


G SStrafe Gott f EEngland: l The German Air Assault against Great Britain 1914– 1918. Volume 1

Gott Strafe England: Thousands Of The German Air Heroes Have Arisen Sikh Voices of the Great War Assault against 1914-1918 Great Britain 1914– Sukwinder Singh Bassi $49.95 / 360 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 60 1918. Volume 2

Nigel J. Parker

Nigel J. Parker


photos / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-898-9

$59.95 / 424 pages / 6 x 9 / 50 b/w photos, ills, maps / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-837-8

$59.95 / 472 pages / 6 x 9 / c 100 b/w photos, maps / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-839-2

This book is about the German air attacks against Great Britain during the WWI.

This book gives the precise routes eofridaevery n Press German raider.

Utilizing research from hundreds of unpublished letters written to and from Sikh soldiers, this book builds a picture of the human experience of Sikhs during the Great War.


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The BEF’s Art of War on the Western Front, 1914-18

The Learning Process

In the Eye of the Storm George V and the Great War Alexandra Campbell

Andrew Rawson

$49.95 / 416 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 32 b/w photos / Currently Available / hardback / 978-1-91162-826-2

$39.95 / 144 pages / 6 x 9 / 10 maps / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-896-5

The men who went to war in August 1914 fought completely differently to those TEMPORARY COVER who survived until the Armistice on 11 November 1918. This is a study of the bloody learning process the British Expeditionary Force had to go through on the Western Front. The development of the tactics is explained as is the impact new weapons and ammunition had on the battles. The challenges presented when the Germans changed their defensive tactics or upgraded their fortifications is also examined. Each battle and campaign is studied in turn, starting with the first lessons learnt by the Old Contemptibles who served in 1914 and the rigid attack plans of 1915. Next comes the rapid evolution of infantry and artillery plans during the Somme campaign in the summer of 1916 and the changes made to accommodate the tank in the autumn. Andrew Rawson has thirty history books to his name, which cover a wide array subjects ranging from medieval times, to the modern Iraq War.

George V was largely an unknown entity to both his ministers and his people at the outbreak of war in 1914. By the end of the decade he had become the most visible and accessible sovereign in British history. In depth coverage of George V’s war work wipes out assumptions about his capability as a sovereign and his suitability for the role. It also reveals that the sovereign took less time off than an ordinary private soldier in the years 1914-18. Throughout, it forms a detailed overview of life on the Home Front in the Great War through the eyes of a King. The image of the King and Queen Mary as distant, cold parents is debunked in full and the book also includes a wealth of new material about their youngest son, Prince John. Also reconsidered is the possibility of Nicholas II’s asylum in Britain following the Russian Revolution from George V’s point of view. Alexandra Campbell became a parliamentary researcher and editor, and has recently been involved in a number of writing projects.

Ghosts of Old Companions

Wolverhampton Military Studies

Stemming the Tide

Ghosts of

Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914

Lloyd George’s Welsh Army, the Old Companions Kaiser’s Reichsheer and the Battle for Mametz Wood, 1914-1916

$59.95 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / 15 b/w photos, 8pp color maps / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91286-611-3

$49.95 / 324 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 150 b/w photos, 28 line drawings, 24 maps / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-886-6

The British Expeditionary Force of 1914 was described by the official historian as “incomparably parably the best trained trained, best organised, and best equipped British Army that ever went forth to war.”

The 38th (Welsh) Division was formed from TEMPORARY COVER many thousands of Welsh volunteers in late 1914 and 1915 as part of Kitchener’s New Armies—a force for the long war that he was the first to recognize.

This collection offers a broad picture of command at all levels of the BEF through a series of biographical essays on key officers. The book features insightful reappraisals of famous figures including John French and Douglas Haig, fresh studies of staff officers such as William Robertson and Henry Wilson, and a thorough discussion of officers at the sharp end, with chapters covering divisional, brigade, battalion and company commanders.

As well as examining the story of the 38th Division from its formation until the end of the Battle for Mametz, this book also looks at things from the point of view of the Germans, using the published Regimental Histories and personal accounts from The Lehr Regiment; the Guard-Fusiliers; the 9th Grenadiers; the 122nd Württemberg Infantry; and the 77th, 163rd, 183rd, and 184th Infantry Regiments.

Jonathon Riley

Spencer Jones

Dr Spencer Jones lectures at the University of Birmingham and at the University of Wolverhampton.

The book reveals new material on, among other matters, the forces involved, the Christmas Truce of 1915, the German fortifications of Mametz Wood and the casualties on both sides.

Lieutenant General Jonathon Riley CB DSO RhD MA was appointed Director General and Master of the Armouries in 2009 after a distinguished Press ridan military e career. He is the author of nine published works. h S e h T

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Helion and Company Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Volume V, 1918-1945. Part 1

Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers Volume V, 1918-1945. Part 2

Lt-Col Peter Crocker, the late Lt-Col Sinnett and Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley

Lt-Col Peter Crocker, the late Lt-Col Sinnett and Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley

November 1918-May 1940

To Our Brothers

Memorials to a Lost Generation in British Schools Sarah Wearne and James Kerr

June 1940-December 1945

$59.95 / 376 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 200 b/w photos, 60 maps, 20 line drawings / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91239-076-2

$69.95 / 568 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 200 b/w photos, 60 maps, 20 line drawings / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91239-077-9

Riley and Crocker describe the later history of the war-raised units of the Regiment during the Great War and the reduction of the Regiment thereafter. The authors then detail the campaigns and stations of the Regiment from 1919 to 1939. The Territorial Army is also covered.

Part Two describes the expansion of the Regiment and its service in Great Britain, NW Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, Italy, Madagascar, and the Far East. Its units included infantry battalions, antitank artillery regiments, and a parachute battalion.

Heroic Horses

Regiments of the Indian Army 18951947

Heroic Horses

Tales of Equine Courage and Endurance in Wars from Waterloo to Korea Duncan Forer


$35.00 / 216 pages / 6 x 9 / 8pp plates / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-880-4

Heroic Horses tells the tale of a number of military horses and their contributions in a range of wars and conflicts across the globe from the Napoleonic era to the Korean War. The book recounts the stories and exploits of some famous war horses and some far less well-known, along with those of their riders, and in so doing describes the history of those wars and campaigns. The objective is to tell the war story from the horse’s perspective and hence understand the campaigns from an equine perspective.


The Indian Army of the Crown in Color Paintings

Regiments of the Indian Army 1895-1947


Baudouin Ourari

$59.95 / 216 pages / 9.5 x 10.5 / 130 color photos / Currently Available bl / hhardback db k / 978-1-91162-825-5

To Our Brothers: Memorials to a Lost Generation in British Schools shows how a nation not noted for its ability to express emotion, in fact famous for its stiff upper lip, managed to convey its grief, love and pride for some of the thousands of its young men who were killed during the First World War. The book has been beautifully and atmospherically illustrated with numerous color photographs. There are many previously unknown treasures among the collection, some of them previously unknown to the schools themselves.

Piercing the Fog of War

The Theory and Practice of Command in the British and German Armies, 1918-1940

Piercing the Fog of War


Martin Samuels

$35.00 / 104 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 50 color plates, 1 map / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-895-8

$49.95 / 256 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 4 b/w maps, 4 b/w diags, 14 tables / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-890-3

Part 1. A historical background of the British conquest of India, from the Honourable East India Company to the Army of the Crown. World Wars One & Two.

Since the late 1970s, anglophone and German military literature has been fascinated by the Wehrmacht‘s command system. Almost none of these, however, have sought to understand the different approaches to command in the context of a fundamental characteristic of warfare— friction. Inherently flawed, yet this is the norm in the military literature. This book seeks to address that gap.

Part 2. Regimental histories, class composition and uniforms. Annexes : Ranks in the Indian Army, list of Governors General, list of Commanders in Chief, military personalities, and many ss more. ridan Pre The She

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Helion and Company They Were Good Soldiers


From Reason to Revolution

From Reason to Revolution

The History of the 5th Battalion, 60th (Royal American) Regiment— 1797–1818

The Diaries of Lieutenant William Bamford, 1757–1765 and 1776

Riflemen Robert Griffith

$59.95 / 368 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 10 color ills c 30 maps / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-846-0

The 5th Battalion of the 60th (Royal American) Regiment was the first rifle battalion in the regular British Army. Raised in 1797, it marked a significant step in the development of British light infantry and rifle corps. Lieutenant Colonel Francis de Rottenburg, the battalion’s commander for almost 10 years, formulated the first British Army light infantry manual. Drawing on official records, memoirs, court martial transcripts, inspection reports, and unpublished letters, Riflemen recounts not only the campaigns in which the battalion fought, but also many personal stories of the soldiers who served with it. Riflemen includes tales of murder, promotion from the ranks, 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. Robert Griffith is the author of several historical fiction novels and is an ardent Napoleonic re-enactor.

A Redcoat in America John B. Hattendorff

From Reason to Revolution

‘They Were Good Soldiers’ African–Americans Serving in the Continental Army, 1775–1783 John U. Rees

$29.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9 / 22 original b/w drawings / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-847-7

$29.95 / 104 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 8pp color plates, 10 b/w ills & charts / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-854-5

This volume consists of two diaries by Lieutenant William Bamford, an Irishman in the British Army in the mid-18th century:

The role of African-Americans, most free but some enslaved, in the regiments of the Continental Army is not well-known, neither is the fact that relatively large numbers served in southern regiments and that the greatest number served alongside their white comrades in integrated units.

The first is ‘A narrative of the campaigns and feats of arms of the 35th Regiment (Royal Sussex)’. It covers the regiment’s activities during the French and Indian War and includes an account of the capitulation of the British forces at Fort William Henry in 1757, the siege and capture of Louisbourg in 1758, the French siege of Québec in 1760 and the capture of Montreal, skirmishes at Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga, and Albany in 1761, a voyage to Martinique via Barbados in 1762, the siege and capture of Havana in 1762, and many more. The second diary, running from January through December 1776 documents Lieutenant William Bamford’s service in the 42nd Regiment at Boston after the battle of Bunker Hill, during the winter and early spring of 1776, the British evacuation to Halifax, return to Staten Island, New York, the campaign on Long Island, and the occupation of New York City. In an appendix a transcribed a letter from John B. Hattendorf is the Ernest J. King Bamford relates part of his career.

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The book begins by discussing for comparison inclusion and treatment of black Americans by the various Crown forces (particularly British and Loyalist commanders and military units). The next section discusses broadly black soldiers in the Continental Army, before delving into each state. Each state’s section first looks at the Continental regiments in that state’s contingent throughout the war, and then adds interesting black soldiers pension narratives or portions thereof. The premise is to leave the reader with some insights into the common soldiers’ wartime experiences. The book ends with a look into what AfricanAmerican veterans experienced post-war in their communities and home states.

John U. Rees has been writing about the common soldiers’experiences in the war for American independence for over thirty years.


Helion and Company South Africa’s Border War 1966-89

The Biafran Army 1967-70

Willem Steenkamp, Al J. Venter

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This version is the first re-issue of the original, written by Willem Steenkamp. Almost all the photos were taken by Al J. Venter. The book is exceptionally well illustrated, with hundreds of color as well as black-andwhite photos; truly a valuable addition to recent African military history.


South Africa at War Along the Angolan Frontier


Al J. Venter & Friends $49.95 / 424 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 260 b/w ills, 47 color photos / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-873-6


Al Venter’s latest book on South Africa’s 23-year Border War along the Angolan frontier offers a host of new perspectives. These include details about units like the South African Air Force 44 Squadron which converted Dakota aircraft into flying gun platforms similar to those used in America’s war in South-East Asia. He also has American nuclear specialist David Albright take a long hard look at Pretoria’s atom bomb program. Most salient, Venter takes a fresh look at the enemies that were ranged against the SADF, and in particular how SWAPO guerrillas fared.


Mobility Conquers


The Story of 61 Mechanised Battalion Group 1978-2005

Build-Up and Downfall of the Secessionist Military

Willem Steenkamp and Helmoed-Römer Heitman

Philip Jowett

$29.95 / 80 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 color profiles / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-863-7

Synonymous with the starvation that killed almost two million people, Biafra was a parastate that voted to secede from Nigeria in May 1967. Biafran Army is the first work ever to offer a comprehensive, in-depth study of the build-up, training, composition, equipment, and combat operations of all the three branches—the army, the air force, and the navy—of the secessionist military during the Nigerian Civil War.

$99.95 / 1152 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 61 maps, c 400+ photos, 2pp of color (badges & insignia) / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91286-607-6

More than two years in the writing, this book is the warts-and-all story of the birth, career and death of the South African Defence Force’s 61 Mechanised Battalion Group (1979-2005)—generally acknowledged as the best fighting unit in Africa in its time. Backing up the narrative are many specially-drawn maps and a large number of photographs—of which most are not generic, but directly related to the events in the narrative.

Battle for Angola


Air Wars over Congo, Volume 1: 1960-1968

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

From Belgian Congo Force Publique Air Wing to the Mercenary Revolts

$49.95 / 496 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 200 b/w photos, two 16pp color sections / January 2019 / hhardback ardb dbackk / 978-1-91286-603-8

Daniel Kowalczuk

$29.95 / 80 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / c. 100-120 b/w & colur ills, approx 15 color profiles, 10 maps / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-864-4

This volume provides detailed coverage of the aircraft and air forces involved in an entire series of conflicts from the existence of a colonial air force attached to the Belgian military and civilian colonial administration (June 1960) to the involvement of the Central Government Congo Air Force in fighting against mercenary mutinies in Eastern Congo (1966-67). ss

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Following the publication of Al Venter’s successful Portugal’s Guerrilla Wars in Africa, he delves still further 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.

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War of Intervention in Angola, Volume 2 Angolan and Cuban Forces, 1976-1983

Adrien Fontanellaz and Tom Cooper $29.95 / 80 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 photos, 10 maps, 12 color profiles / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-865-1

Based on extensive research, this volume traces the military build-up of the Cuban and Soviet-supported Angolan military, the FAPLA and its combat operations, and those of the Cuban military in Angola, in the period 1976-1983, their capabilities and intentions, and their battlefield performances. The volume is illustrated with over 100 rare photographs, half a dozen maps and 18 color profiles.

Latin America@War

The 1989 Coup d’État in Paraguay The End of a Long Dictatorship, 1954-1989 Antonio Luis Sapienza

$29.95 / 64 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 82 photos, 15-18 artworks, 4 maps / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-869-9

The 1989 Coup d’état in Paraguay discusses Stroessner’s climb to power during a coup of 1954, fraudulent elections that got him re-elected seven times, and the ways Stroessner kept himself afloat through cooperation with the armed forces, a rightwing political party, and the USA. A detailed description of the coup in question, and how Stroessner was driven into exile in Brazil, is the centerpiece of this narrative.

Latin America@War

Latin America@War

Air Wars Between Ecuador and Peru, Volume 1

A Carrier at Risk

Argentinean AircraftCarrierand Anti-Submarine Operationsagainst RoyalNavy’s AttackSubmarines duringtheFalklands/MalvinasWar,1982

The July 1941 War Amaru Tincopa

$29.95 / 72 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 photos, 5-6 maps, 15 color profiles / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-867-5

Using sources from both parties of the conflict, Air Wars between Ecuador and Peru, Volume 1 avoids the usual, biased and onesided coverage of conflicts between Ecuador and Peru. It provides intricate details on the military capabilities and intentions of armed forces on both sides, their training, planning, and the conduct of combat operations.

Latin America@War

Mariano Sciaroni

$29.95 / 80 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 70 color & b/w photos, 12 color profiles, 7 maps / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-870-5

The naval warfare of the last few decades appears dominated by operations of fast missile craft and a wide diversity of other minor vessels in so-called‘littoral warfare’. On the contrary, skills and knowledge about anti-submarine warfare on the high seas—a discipline that dominated much of the World War II, and once used to be the reason for existence of large fleets of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and of the Warsaw Pact. Middle East@War

Nicaragua, 1961-1990, Volume 2

1973: The First Nuclear War

The Contra War David Francois

$29.95 / 80 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 100 b/w photos, 10 color photos, 12 color profiles, 6 maps / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-868-2

In 1979, the Sandinista government established itself in power in Managua, the capitol of Nicaragua. Leaning upon extensive studies of the armed groups involved, and their combat operations of the 1981-1988 period, Nicaragua, 1961-1990, Volume 2 provides an in-depth coverage of military history during the second phase of one of bloodiest, and most-publicized armed conflicts of Latin America in modern times. This book offers a uniquely accurate, blowby-blow account of the Nicaraguan War. ss

Crucial Air Battles of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War


The First Nuclear War


Abdallah Emran, Tom Cooper and Abdallah Emran $29.95 / 80 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 110 photos, 10-15 maps, 15 color profiles / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-871-2

The majority of narratives about the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War stress that air power did not play a dominant role. Illustrated by over 100 photographs, a dozen maps and 18 color profiles, this book thus offers an entirely new thesis about crucial, but previously unknown factors that determined the flow of the aerial warfare in October 1973.

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Helion and Company In the Emperor’s Service

The Armies of Philip IV of Spain

William III’s Italian Ally




Century of the Soldier

Century of the Soldier

The Flags of the English Armies 1642-1660


1621 - 1665

Standards, Guidons In the Emperor’s and Colors of the Service Wallenstein’s Army, 1625English Civil War Stephen Ede-Borrett

$45.00 / 200 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 16 color plates, over 200 b/w ills / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-862-0

Laurence Spring $35.00 / 152 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 25 b/w ills, maps & 8 color plates / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-856-9

This book examines the majority of known flags during the English Civil War.

This book is an essential reading for the Thirty Years War, the English Civil War and warfare in the early modern period.

Century of the Soldier

From Reason to Revolution

Volume 1. The Swedish Army of Gustavus Adolphus, 1618-1632

War and Disease in Ancien Regime Europe 1648-1789

The Lion from the North

Michael Fredholm von Essen

$35.00 / 152 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 25 b/w ills, maps & 8 color plates / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-857-6

This book describes and analyzes the early modern Swedish army, with emphasis on reforms by Adolphus.


Fluxes, Fevers and Fighting Men Pádraig Lenihan

$49.95 / 176 pages / 6 x 9 / 30 b/w maps & graphs / March 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-851-4

This study explores why so many soldiers succumbed to illness and death during the Thirty Years’War.

Century of the Soldier

The Armies of Philip IV of Spain 1621 - 1665 The Fight for European Supremacy Pierre Picouet

$45.00 / 256 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 25 b/w ills, maps & 8 color plates / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-861-3

Century of the Soldier

William III’s Italian Ally

Piedmont and the War of the League of Augsburg 1683-1697 Ciro Paoletti

$45.00 / 184 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 25 b/w ills, maps & 8 color plates / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-858-3

This is the fascinating story of the armies of Philip IV of Spain.

The author examines the Italian Front of the Nine Year, its organization, training and logistics.

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CCentury t off the th Soldier S ldi

War and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV

Volume 1—The Army of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, 1660-1687 Bruno Mugnai

$45.00 / 216 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 50 b/w ills, maps & 8 color plates / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-859-0 ss Mugnai examines ridan Pre the Dutch Army, The She its equipment, weapons and tactics.

The Armies and Wars of the Sun King 1643-1715. Volume 1 The Guard of Louis XIV Rene Chartrand

$45.00 / 232 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / Profusely illustrated in color & b/w / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-860-6

Vol. 1 deals with the Sun King’s army during his early years.

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Helion and Company From Reason to Revolution

Zweybrücken in Command

The Reichsarmee in the Campaign of 1758 Neil Cogswell

$35.00 / 140 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 40 b/w maps, sketches & tables, 8pp color plates / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-855-2

The core of this volume is the ‘Journal of the Army’, translated from the original French and annotated by historian Neil Cogswell. The journal has the flavor of an official record of the campaign. It contains no personal details and makes no comments on the political and supply problems that disrupted the operations. To place the combined account in context, over 50 tables and plates are also included, including maps, order of battle, and color depictions of the army’s uniforms and flags. From Reason to Revolution

Command and Leadership 1721-1815

Proceedings of the 2018 Helion & Company ‘F ‘From RReason tto Revolution’ Conference Andrew Bamford (ed.)

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The inaugural ‘From Reason to Revolution Conference’ took as its theme ‘Command and Leadership’, which was explored in a variety of different ways by eight speakers whose papers took in the armies of France, Austria, Portugal, and Britain and whose geographical remit encompassed North America, Europe, and Africa. This volume presents the proceedings of that conference.

By Force of Arms

By Force of Arms

The Austrian Army and the Seven Years War Volume 2 Christopher Duffy

$79.95 / 524 pages / TEMPORARY COVER 6.75 x 9.75 / b/w ills, maps, diagrams, charts / Marchh 2019 / hhardback db k / 978-1-91162-879-8

To avenge defeats in a former war, Austria assembled a massive superiority in forces thanks to powerful alliances, and an army reformed and far more effective than ever before. The brilliance of Frederick the Great and the Prussian army have been given credit for this outcome, but Austria had more than its fair share of good soldiers and skilled generals. Wars never turn out as expected when there are formidable foes, and this book tells what went wrong. This is a superb account of the war in central Europe.

Marlborough’s Other Army

From Reason to Revolution

You Have to Die in Piedmont!

The Battle of Assietta, 19 July 1747. The War of the Austrian Succession in the Alps Giovanni Cerino Badone

$49.95 / 240 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 50 b/w ills & 20 maps / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-850-7

The Battle of Assietta occurred on 19 June 1747, and was the bloodiest single day battle not only of the War of Austrian Succession (1740-1748) in Italy, but also of the whole military history of the Alps, and of mountain warfare in general. Since that day, the Battle of Assietta became a sort of military legend for the Sardinian forces, and the Italian Army. This is the first full work to address the history of this battle.

Prussia’s Glory

Prussia’s Glory

Rossbach and Leuthen 1757

The British Army and the Campaigns of the First Peninsula War, 1702–1712

Christopher Duffy $49.95 / 208 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / c 35 b/w ills, 15 maps / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-891-0

Nicholas Dorrell

$35.00 / 208 pages / 6 x 9 / 16pp color ills, 16 b/w maps / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-840-8

The book provides a complete guide to the forces fighting in Marlborough’s armies in Iberia. It not only offers for the first time an overview of all the contributions to the war effort in Iberia, but also presents the reader with a valuable contrast not only to Marlborough’s campaigns of the time, but also perhaps to Wellington’s later campaign.


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Rossbach and Leuthen are included in the Great Battles of History. Frederick made himself one of the Great Captains by these victories. Prussian military prowess became legendary. Christopher Duffy shows why French, Austrian and Reichsarmee soldiers, though often enough brave and skillful, marched to defeat, and how Frederick, often unaware of the legend he was creating, won these famous battles. But it is no longer left to myth, but to reliable accounts of hard fighting, quick decisions, and the fate of the soldiers and civilians swept up by the fighting.


Helion and Company Warfare in the Victorian Age

The Furthest Garrison

Imperial Regiments in New Zealand 18401870 Adam Davis

$45.00 / 176 pages / 7 x 9.75 / c 6-8 ills / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-829-3

This book aims to address the neglected area of the social interaction between the British army and the civilian populace within the British Empire by reference to New Zealand between 1840 and 1870. The book will appeal to the academic historian whether military or colonial, and to the general reader who has an interest in British history as well as civil-military relations.

Wars, Pestilence and the Surgeon’s Blade

The Evolution of British Military Medicine and Surgery during the Nineteenth Century Thomas Scotland and Steven Heys

$49.95 / 416 pages / 6 x 9 / 75 b/w ills, figures, maps, 37 tables / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-833-0

This book examines the development and evolution of surgical practice against the overwhelming risk of death due to disease. It reviews three major conflicts during this time: the Peninsular War, the Crimean War and the Boer War and also considers many minor wars fought.

Warfare in the Victorian Age

Victory over Disease

Victory over Disease Resolving the Medical Crisis in the Crimean War, 1854-1856 Michael Hinton

Journey Through the Wilderness TEMPORARY COVER

$59.95 / 308 pages / 7 x 9.75 / 2 maps, 23 ills, 47 tables, 23 graphs / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-831-6

This book presents fresh analyses of unpublished, published, and significant primary source material relevant to the medical aspects on the Eastern campaign of 1854-1856. The aim has been to produce an account based on robust evidence.


Through the Wilderness

Garnet WolseTEMPORARY COVER ley’s Canadian Red River Expedition ti off 1870 Paul McNichols

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The dynamic American republic, resurgent after the cataclysm of the Civil War, aspired to take control of all of the British North American territories, including Canada and the Hudson’s Bay Company lands.

The author’s analyses should alter existing preconceptions or prejudices about what happened in Crimea and Turkey during those fateful war years.

The author has found only one relatively recent account that dealt with the expedition in detail and he has frequently disagreed with many of the assertions and conclusions found therein.

‘With My Face To My Bitter Foes’

From Reason to Revolution

With My Face To My Bitter Foes

Nana’s War 1880-1881

Dr Robert N. Watt $49.95 / 240 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / TEMPORARY COVER 41 photos, 6 maps, 20 tables, 10 daigrams / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-899-6

The third volume takes up the story of the continued struggle for the return of their Ojo Caliente reservation after Victorio’s death at Tres Castillos. Led by Nana, the surviving Chihenne Apaches regrouped and, despite their losses, decided to continue the fight. This volume will conclude with an evaluation of winners and losers, legacy of the campaign and lessons to be learned for today from the small wars of the nineteenth century. ss

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Warfare in the Victorian Age

The Army of the Kingdom of Italy, 1805-1814

Uniforms, Organization, Campaigns Stephen Ede-Borrett

$45.00 / 112 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 16 color plates, 60 b/w ills, drawings & photos / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-849-1

The Kingdom may only have comprised about a third of the Italian peninsula, but it was inevitably a major contributor of manpower to the Grande Armée. The uniforms of the Kingdom’s Army were heavily influenced by Napoleonic France, but there was, in addition, enough ‘Italian flair’ to make them distinctive and the Army’s service record was the equal to that of any of France’s allies.

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Paperboys on Campaign

George F. Nafziger

Paper Soldiers for Wellington’s War in Spain

Napoleon’s 1814 Campaign $59.95 / 768 pages / 6 x 9 / c 90 b/w ills & maps / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-838-5

The End of Empire is a continuation of Nafziger’s definitive military studies of the Napoleonic era beginning with the 1812 campaign and progressing through the 1813 campaign. Having suffered a massive reversal of fortunes in Russia Napoleon found himself confronted, in Germany, by the combined forces of Russia, Prussia, and Austria. After the disaster of Leipzig Napoleon’s German allies fell away and he was forced to fall back, beyond the borders of France. Offered a negotiated peace on the basis of a return to the pre-1792 borders, Napoleon chose to continue to fight, trusting in his star. He was, however, desperate for troops and short of horses and cash. Cornered and threatened by three armies invading from the north, northeast, and east, every chance to stop the Allies had to be taken and there was desperate battle after desperate battle. Of all his campaigns, Napoleon’s 1814 campaign was one of his most brilliant. The End of Empire includes a detailed text, specially commissioned maps and the author’s trademark extensive orders of battle.

The Peninsular War Peter Dennis

$35.00 / 46 pages / 8.25 x 11.75 / 46pp of paper soldier artwork / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-91162-828-6

The second title in The Paperboys on Campaign series, some 46 pages of artwork enabling you to make French, British, Portuguese, Spanish, and several other countries’ troops which fought for and against the Iron Duke in his epic campaign against Napoleon’s forces.

Peter Dennis has made his living as a freelance illustrator for 40 years, mostly working on historical subjects, notably in recent years for Osprey in the UK, and for various wargame figure manufacturers in the form of box art. He has played with toy soldiers in one way or another for most of his life, and his work and hobby come together in this paper soldier revival project with Helion books. He lives in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, in the UK.

From Reason to Revolution

From Reason to Revolution

Hospital Sketches and Reports on the Wounded after the Battle

Uniforms and Dress of the British Army 1809-1815

Waterloo: After the Glory Michael Crumplin and Gareth Glover

Wellington’s Dandies

Wellington’s Dandies

Ben Townsend

$49.95 / 264 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 200 b/w ills, mostly original line drawings / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-848-4

$59.95 / 296 pages / 6.75 x 9.75 / 24 color & 40 b/w ills / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-91162-845-3

New data concerning the fate of the thousands of Allied and some French casualties has emerged ed from the library of the University of Edinburgh. This has revealed a collection of over 170 wound sketches, detailed case reports, and the surgical results from five Brussels hospitals. The sketches were carried out by Professor John Thomson, who held the first Regius Chair in Military Surgery appointed by the University of Edinburgh. Most accounts are of Allied wounded, but certainly not all. The accounts, drawings and surgical results dramatically alter our understanding of the management of military wounded in the Georgian army.

TEMPORARY COVER The reader might properly ask why another book on uniforms of this period is necessary. Quite simply simply, it is because the amount of material available to the researcher has increased exponentially since the advent of the internet, especially in regard to the now widely available digital archive files of institutional collections. The huge amount of accessible material makes the task of assembling accurate information much longer and much harder, but the results are consequentially more satisfying and accurate than hitherto.

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.

Michael Cumplin is a retired surgeon who has made a special study of medicine in the Republican and Napoleonic Wars for over 30 years. He has published two books: A Surgical Artist at War (co-written with Peter Starling), and Men of Steel. Ben Townsend holds a BA in history from the University of Wales and is A former Royal Navy officer, Gareth Glover has now published seventy a writer and historical consultant for TV, radio, and film, with a particular books in his drive to bring a huge quantity of personal memoirs of Napoleonic Press ridan interest in the Napoleonic and Georgian periods . e soldiers lying in the archives into the public domain. h S e h T

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Chance Vought F4U Corsair Maciej Noszczak

$24.95 / 20 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / Multiple drawing sheets and 10 color profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-781-5

The Corsair was designed by a team of engineers led by Rex Beisel, the company’s chief constructor.


The Cruiser Moskva Witold Koszela

$24.95 / 20 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 2 color profiles, 17 sheets with modeling plans, 2 double-sided A2 sheet with modeling plans / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-777-8

The main task of the ship was to search and destroy American nuclear submarines carrying “Polaris” ballistic missiles.


Monographs 3D Edition

Junkers Ju 87 B

Junkers Ju 88

Maciej Noszczak

Volume 3

$24.95 / 20 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / Multiple scale drawing and 10 color profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-791-4

Junkers Ju 87 ‘Stuka’, the most famous WW II German dive bomber. This publication is a visual study of the production variants of the Junkers Ju 87 B.

Marek J. Murawski and Marek Ryś $29.95 / 140 pages / 8.25 x 11 / 136 archival photos, 80 graphics / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-775-4 / CR

After the start of the production of the first production version Ju 88 A-1 two subsequent versions, based on the same airframe were developed.

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Messerschmitt Bf 110 Vol. I Maciej Noszczak

$22.95 / 20 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 8 color profiles, 17 sheets with modeling plans, 2 double-sided A2 sheets with modeling plans / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-799-0

The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was a typical working horse of the German Luftwaffe.




Witold Koszela

Maciej Noszczak

Maciej Noszczak

New Orleans-Class Cruiser USS Astoria

Heinkel He 111. Volume 1

Heinkel He 111. Volume 2

$22.95 / 20 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 5 color profiles, 17 sheets with modeling plans, 2 double-sided A2 sheets with modeling plans / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-735-8

$24.95 / 24 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 24 color profiles, 16 sheets with modeling plans, 3 double-sided A2 sheet with modeling plans, masking foil / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-796-9

$24.95 / 28 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 8 color profiles, 17 sheets with modeling plans, 2 double-sided sheet with modeling plans / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-736-5

USS Astoria was a cruiser of the New Orleans-class was launched on December 16, 1933.

Heinkel He 111 is one of the most popular medium Luftwaffe bombers from the Second World ss War. dan Pre he Sheri

The “H” version of He 111 was the most popular variant of described bomber.



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Kagero Library of Armed Conflicts

Hard Cover Series

Andrzej Olejko

Massimiliano Afiero

The Habsburgs’ Wings 1914

SS-Kampfgruppe Peiper 1943–1945

$22.95 / 214 pages / 7 x 10 / 137 photos / Currently Available / hardback / 978-8-36543-779-2

$37.95 / 112 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 334 archival photos, 8 color profiles / Currently Available / hardback / 978-8-39515-750-9

The extensiveness of war operations in Europe in 1914 resulted in several theaters of war activities existing at that time. The view on the unique contribution of the newly invented aviation to the events in this theater still dominates. In its shadow remains the Eastern European and—almost completely uncovered and forgotten in historiography—the Balkan theaters of war and its Adriatic sector. Although interesting, full of dangerous actions and important achievements, the role of aviation on the Eastern Front is not emphasized in the studies and research of authors dealing with the issue of war operations in the East European theater during the Great War. It would not be erroneous to say that the subject taken up by Professor, Senior Doctor Lecturer Andrzej Olejko is almost completely undiscovered, and at the same time developmental, and is certainly thoroughly innovative and needed. Having undertaken such an extensive research in this area was justified by a very small amount of references and analytical studies devoted to this issue.

The military career of Jochen Peiper, one of the most valiant and decorated officers of the Waffen SS, told through the main battles and campaigns, which involved the units under his command, especially the armored Kampfgruppen of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, starting from the fighting on the Kharkov front passing through the fighting for the Kursk salient, the intervention in Italy, the new campaign on the Ukrainian front between autumn and winter of 1943-44, fighting on the front of Normandy, the counter-offensive in the Ardennes, until the last fighting on the Hungarian front and in Austria. The analysis of the various battles told through the testimonies of the direct protagonists, the war reports of the period, the original documents, without forgetting the involvement in some war crimes, all accompanied as always, by an exceptional iconographic apparatus, maps, documents and images, coming from the military archives all over the world and from the main private collections, to make the discussion of the topics even more compelling and realistic.

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Luftwaffe Stukas at War against Tito’s Partisans in Yugoslavia, 1941-1945

Eduardo Martinez

Guerrilla Nightmare

Romanian Armored Forces in World War II

Lovro Peršen and Mario Raguž

$24.95 / 184 pages / 7 x 10 / 123 archival photos, 12 color profiles / Currently Available / hardback / 978-8-39515-753-0

$39.95 / 152 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 207 archive photos, 19 color profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-778-5

This work recounts the performance of the often forgotten Romanian Armored Forces during World War 2.

STUKA! The very name is synonymous with the screaming sirens and the crump of heavyy bombs bombs. For the lightly armed Partisan forces it meant despair, defeat and in a lot of cases, death. For five long years Stuka units in the Balkan theater came and went depending on the Axis war fortunes. They did not have a permanent base, as was the case with NSGR. 7 for example, but the bomb loads that the Ju 87 carried and the precision to deliver them, was a winning combination. In all major military operations in Yugoslavia against Tito’s forces, the Stuka was an element which was always included in the Commander’s plans. In September 1943 it was the Stukas which spearheaded the defeat of the Italian forces since German land forces were few in numbers. Until the last day of WW II in Yugoslavia, the Stuka was on the first line of fire even against a strong foe such as the Red Army.

Martinez’s work shows us the bravery and courage of these men, as well as the difficult choice they had to make when Romania changed sides. Martinez has compiled in a didactic way but without academic intention, the information about this topic from various sources such as Mark Axworthy, Mihai T. Filipescu, Patrick Cloutier, Dragos Pusca and Victor Nitu, trying to focus on the Romanian Armored Forces diverse actions during the world conflict both in the Axis and together with the USSR.


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The Japanese Destroyer Shimakaze

Super Drawings in 3D

Super Drawings in 3D

Carlo Cestra

Carlo Cestra

The Japanese Destroyer Fubuki

The Japanese Cruiser Maya

$34.95 / 92 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 166 profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-794-5

$36.95 / 80 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 152 profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-787-7

Fubuki class was part of a program intended to give the Imperial Japanese Navy a qualitative edge with the world’s most modern ships.

The Navy Technical Department and The High Command of the Imperial Japanese Navy strived to increase the defensive potential of all their warships.

Super Drawings in 3D

Super Drawings in 3D

Super Drawings in 3D

Oleg Pomoshnikov and Jan Radziemski

Carlo Cestra

Carlo Cestra

$36.95 / 80 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 152 profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-776-1

The Imperial Naval Staff ordered the development of a destroyer project with powerful weaponry and capable of reaching speed of 40 knots.

The Russian Battleship Marat $36.95 / 80 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 152 profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-782-2

In the interwar period the battleship “Marat” was considered a symbol of the naval power of the Soviet Union.

The Italian Battleship Littorio $36.95 / 92 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 166 profiles, double-sided A2 sheet with modeling plans / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-797-6

Littorio was one of the three Italian Littorio class battleships operating during the Second World War, belonging to the Italian “Regia Marina”.

The Greek Armored Cruiser Georgios Averof 1911-1913 Tassos Katsikas

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Georgios Averof is a Pisa class armored cruiser of the predreadnought era. The ship was the third from the series of Pisa.

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The Type XXI U-Boot Aircraft Carrier USS Dimitry Mironov and Daniel Lexington 1935 Pastwa $36.95 / 60 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 152 profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-790-7

The Type XXI U-boot was one of the few types of weapon that, despite being unable to take part in combat, completely changed the character of naval actions at sea.

Carlo Cestra

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The USS Lexington (CV-2) was the second aircraft carrier of Lexington class built by the United States.


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Naval Archives

Nenad Miklušev and Djordje Nikolic

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Naval Archives. Volume 9

$37.95 / 184 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 194 color profiles, 130 archival photos, 28 sheets with modelling plans / Currently Available / hardback / 978-8-36543-780-8

As late as the first half of the 1930s, the innovations which led the shift from the biplane to the monoplane airplane designs reached the aeronautical industry in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, traditionally considered second-rate compared to those of the major European powers. By then, the Vazduhoplovstvo vojske Kraljevine Jugoslavije (VVKJ - Royal Yugoslav Air Force) was hopelessly outdated. The core of its arsenal consisted of obsolete biplanes, including the Breguet 19 light bombers, Potez 25 trainers, Avia BH 33 fighters, as well as Dewoitine D1 high wing monoplanes fighters. Due to the reluctance of the long term allies to supply modern equipment to renew the aging Air Force, the Yugoslav government lost precious time by failing to commit immediately to the industrial cooperation with the only other available source at the time, Germany.

Famous Airplanes

The ninth edition of Naval Archives is a compilation of some of the most significant naval research of recent times. Articles include the subjects U-481 in the Gulf of Finland, Italian Battleships in Drawings, Three embodiments of the Seydlitz and Radetzky-Class—Forgotten Battleships Of The Forgotten Navy. Each ship is illustrated with scale drawings and detailed information. Complimentary 3D glasses provided.

Famous Vehicles

Albatros D.III/D.V

The Leopard 1 and Leopard 2

Aces’ Fighter

Tomasz J. Kowalski, Wojciech Fajga, Vitor Costa and Damiam Majsak

From Cold War To Modern Day

M P Robinson, Vitor Costa and Chris Jerrett

$22.95 / 92 pages / 8.3 x 11.7 / 54 archival photos, 180 full color photos, 2 sheets of archival drawings 11 color profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36543-795-2

$22.95 / 116 pages / 8.3 x 11.69 / 10 color profiles, 302 full color and archival photos / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-39515-752-3

The Albatros D.III, often called “De-drei,” is a neat single-seat biplane fighter armed with two guns firing through the propeller. It goes up like a balloon and at full throttle it reaches 170 kilometers per hour.

Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 MBTs are of course completely different vehicles in concept—and they come from different stages of the Bundeswehr’s Cold War armaments program. They nonetheless have a number of similarities and are together the most commercially successful and widely sold European tank designs from the 1960s to the present day. This is a brief discussion of the iconic Leopard 1 and Leopard 2 tank families, touching on some of its best-known members.

M P Robinson studied history at Toronto’s York University. He is interested in military history of all periods with a focus on 20th Century ground warfare. He has written four books on post-war armor in English and French in 2014 and has edited three of Robert Griffins, previous works for Kagero Publishing. He Press ridan co-authored, e with Robert Griffin, RAC in the Cold War and Challenger 2. h S e h T

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Charles XII Warrior King

Charles XII Warrior King

John Hattendorf, Prof. Åsa Karlsson, Augustus J. TEMPORARY COVER Veenendaal, Margriet Lacy-Bruijn andd Rolof R l f van Hövell Hö ll tot tt Westerflier $140.00 / 456 pages / 8.5 x 11.5 / Full-color illustrations throughout. / May 2019 / hardback / 978-9-49025-819-1 / NCR

In this volume, 20 scholars from 12 different countries contribute to creating a broader perspective on Charles XII and the Great Northern War in European history. The contributors to this volume expand the scope of international research on Charles XII and his time by examining not only his victories and defeats but the king’s impact in other areas as well.

The CurtissWright AT-9 The Other Jeep

Dan Hagedorn and Jed Williams $29.00 / 96 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / 120+ B&W photos10 color profiles, scale plans / May 2019 / paperback / 978-8-36595-830-3 / NCR

This book examines the genesis of the AT-9 design, its competitors and, eventually, comrades-in-arms, with whom AT-9s were always literally the best and the brightest, and looks at the fielding of the aircraft to the 24 initial stations as well as an astonishing number of unusual and special assignments—including assignment to line, tactical units.

Medieval Warfare Special

Scale Plans

Caudron Renault CR.714 Cyclone

The Rise of the Gun Peter Konieczny, Kelly DeVries and Tonio Andrade

Franciszek Strzelczyk and Tomasz Bobkowski

$19.95 / 84 pages / 8.5 x 11.75 / Fullcolor illustrations throughout. / June 2019 / paperback / 978-9-49025-820-7 / NCR

$11.99 / 42 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / scale plans / March 2019 / paperback / 978-8-36595-824-2 / NCR

One key aspect of this book is to demonstrate the experimental nature of the use of guns and gunpowder. In medieval China, Europe, and Asia, many new ideas were developing about how warfare was being conducted. For example, how cannons were to be used on the battlefield, and when were they successful (or unsuccessful) in changing the outcomes of battles? How do fortifications change, and how much of that is because of the threat posed by artillery? Polish Wings

Scale plans in 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 scale of the famous French Caudron Renault CR.714 Cyclone fighter.

Polish Wings

303 Squadron North American Mustang

Fokker E.V/D.VIII

Tomasz Kopański and Janusz Światloń

Wojtek Matusiak, Piotr Sikora and Steve Brooking $26.00 / 64 pages / 8.4 x 12.5 / 120 photos, 30 color profiles / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36528-180-7 / NCR

No. 303 Squadron was the only Polish unit equipped with the Mustang IV. Between April 1945 and December 1946, the squadron used a total of 29 of these aircraft, plus six Mustang I’s as hacks. The book includes over 120 photos and nearly 30 color plates to profusely illustrate these aircraft. Their technical details, military markings and maintenance stencils are shown in the detail.

$25.00 / 42 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / 120+ photos, color profiles / March 2019 / paperback / 978-8-36595-825-9 / NCR

The next book in the popular Polish Wings series is on the famous German WWI fighters in Polish Air Forces. Covers duty of these aircraft during Polish-Bolsheviks war and early 1920s. More than 120 photos, mostly unpublished, and many color profiles are included here.


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Polish Fighter Colors 19391947. Volume 2

Blackburn Shark Matthew Willis

$32.00 / 96 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / 90+ B&W photos 30 color profiles, scale plans / March 2019 / paperback / 978-8-36595-831-0 / NCR

Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Wojciech Zmyslony, Marek Rogusz, Bartłomiej Belcarz and Tomasz J. Kopański

The Blackburn Shark torpedo/spotter/ reconnaissance biplane was thoroughly overshadowed by its competitor, the Fairey Swordfish. In reality though, the Shark was more modern than the Swordfish and performed better, and had it not been bedeviled with engine trouble in its early service, might have gone on to great things. As it was, the Shark contributed greatly to the Royal Navy’s preparation for war in the late 1930s, and performed valuable service for the Fleet Air Arm and Royal Canadian Air Force during WW2.

$62.00 / 264 pages / 8.4 x 12.5 / 300 B&W and color images / Currently Available / hardback / 978-8-36528-178-4 / NCR

This book describes in detail the camouflage and markings of the day fighters used by the Polish Air Force from 1939 to 1947. Aircraft of Polish, French, British, American, Soviet, and German origin are shown. The writing team includes the well-known quartet of distinguished Polish aviation historians: Kopanski, Belcarz, Gretzyngier, and Matusiak. The illustrators are Artur Juszczak, Karolina Holda, Robert Gretzyngier, and Robert Grudzien. This profusely illustrated book includes many historical photographs and color profiles showing the colors and markings carried by the aircraft. Detailed color notes and precise description and illustration of national markings over the period complete a book that will be invaluable to aircraft enthusiasts, historians, and modellers.

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Republic F-105 Thunderchief Jarosław Dobrzyński and Marcelo Ribeiro

$35.00 / 160 pages / 8.4 x 12.5 / 260 B&W and color images / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36528-179-1 / NCR

The book details the history of the development and service, as well as the technical description with special focus on avionics of this famous Cold War-era fighter bomber, whose primary role was to be nuclear weapon delivery. A rarely documented aspect of Cold War aviation history. Features superb color profiles of camouflage and markings, walkaround color photographs and rare blackand-white archive photographs.

This is the first book devoted to the Shark to cover all of its service with every operator, and features nearly 100 photographs including many never seen before and detailed manufacturer images from the BAE Systems Heritage archive. Written by naval aviation historian Matthew Willis, featuring scale plans based on manufacturer drawings and artwork by Chris Sandham-Bailey, this title offers the most comprehensive historical and technical study of the Shark yet published.

Green Series

Yellow Series

Chieftain Richard Kent

Mil Mi8/17/171 Hip

$59.00 / 240 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / 200+ photos, color profiles, scale plans / April 2019 / paperback / 978-8-36595-829-7 / NCR

Jakub Fojtik

$59.00 / 42 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / 300+ photos, 20+ color profiles, scale plans / April 2019 / paperback / 978-8-36595-828-0 / NCR

This book provides the reader with the full and unvarnished story of the origins, development, decades of service and combat history of the Chieftain Main Battle Tank. The text is interspersed with numerous photographs, many published for the first time, alongside color profiles and scale plans, including those of rare and unusual variants. It also relates the experiences of the crews who lived and worked on the Chieftain, often described in the irreverent style typical of British Army humor.

This publication covers the legendary soviet multipurpose type, the Mi-8 Hip helicopter. As a very first book it describes not only the history and status of the original Mi-8 variants powered by TV2-117 engines starting with the V-8 prototype and the Mi-8MT (for export known as Mi-17) models powered by TV3-117 engines, but also the Mi-8AMT (Mi-171) family up to the latest Mi-8AMTSh-VN special operations variant.

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MMPBooks Battleships of the III Reich. Volume 1

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Morane Saulnier MS.406 France 1940

Witold Koszela

Bartłomiej Belcarz

$62.00 / 168 pages / 8.4 x 12.5 / Over 120 B&W photos, scale plans / Currently Available / hardback / 978-8-36528-181-4 / NCR

$25.00 / 80 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / 120+ B&W photos / March 2019 / paperback / 978-8-36595-832-7 / NCR

This book is a compilation in which we will find in one place (two volumes) the stories of all the German battleships that were in Kriegsmarine service.

The Morane Saulnier MS.406 was a French fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by Morane Saulnier starting in 1938. It was France’s most numerous fighter during WW2. This profusely illustrated photo album includes over 150 previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany.

The author describes their history in the order in which they entered the service devoting much attention to their construction and precisely describing the differences among them. He goes back to the history of the service, trying not to forget about the many curiosities in this policy and people who had a direct influence on their fate. The book includes many excellent quality photographs primarily from private collections. All the ships are described and illustrated with full technical specifications, profusely illustrated with scale drawings and color illustrations.

Bartlomiej Belcarz is an aviation and modeling specialist.

Battleships of the III Reich. Volume 2 Witold Koszela

$62.00 / 200 pages / 8.4 x 12.5 / Over 120 photos, scale plans / January 2019 / hardback / 978-8-36528-182-1 / NCR

The author describes their history in the order in which they entered the service devoting much attention to their construction and precisely describing the differences among them. He goes back to the history of the service, trying not to forget about the many curiosities in this policy and people who had a direct influence on their fate. The book includes many excellent quality photographs primarily from private collections.


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The Forgotten War of the Royal Navy

Kaiserliche EisenbahnBau Kompanie in Western Galicia 1914-1915

Baltic Sea 19181920 Michał Glock

$35.00 / 144 pages / 8.4 x 12.5 / Over 100 photos, scale plans / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36528-177-7 / NCR

Volume 1

Marek Dubiński $25.00 / 80 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / 120+ B&W photos / June 2019 / paperback / 978-8-36595-833-4 / NCR

This profusely illustrated photo album includes over 120 previously unseen pictures of the Kaiserliche Eisenbahn-Bau Kompanie unit, which operated during early stages of WW1 in the Western Galicia, now southern Poland.

This book covers a little-known period of fighting in the Gulf of Finland. Its first chord was the German intervention in Finland and Estonia in early 1918 and evacuation of the Baltic Fleet through ice to Kronstadt.


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Henschel Hs 129

Dassault Mirage III & Mirage 5

Krzysztof Wołowski and Krzysztof Wołowski $35.00 / 42 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / 40 color profiles / March 2019 / hardback / 978-8-36595-827-3 / NCR

JP Vieira and JP Vieira

$35.00 / 42 pages / 11.6 x 8.2 / 40 color profiles / May 2019 / hardback / 978-8-36595-836-5 / NCR

40 color profiles of the famous Henschel Hs 129, a German WW2 ground-attack aircraft. German and foreign users’ camouflages are shown.

Warplane Color Gallery

South African Air Force Fighter Colors. Volume 1

East African Campaign 1940-1942 Piet van Schalkwyk and William Marshall

$48.95 / 80 pages / 8 x 11.5 / 23 full-color plates and 112 b&w photos / Currently Available / paperback / 978-8-36067-230-3 / NCR

This volume covers the combat history of these fighter squadrons during the campaign, as well as the colors and markings of their aircraft. Primary sources, such as squadron war diaries and pilot logbooks. This volume contains 23 full-color plates and 112 black-and-white photos, indicating the people and aircraft operated by these squadrons.

40 color profiles of the famous Mirage III & Mirage 5, a French Cold-War era jet aircraft. French and foreign users are shown in variety of camouflages.

D-Day, 75th Anniversary

World War II Comix

D-Day and the Campaign across France

A Millennials’ Guide Jay Wertz

$19.95 / 160 pages / 6 x 9 / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-73263-150-2 / NCR

Jay Wertz, Sean Carlson and Benny Jordan $4.95 / 24 pages / 6.75 x 10.25 / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-73263-151-9 / NCR

Seventy-five years after its occurrence, Monroe Publications and World War II Comix are pleased to present the story of D-Day as a graphic history. This 24-page work takes the form of a modern comic book, with cutting edge graphics and the most up to date factual analysis of the campaign. Also includes an episode of the serialized graphic novel Separated by War. For ages 10 and above.

Don’t know D-Day? Don’t stress surfing the web. We’ve got all the data here! The biggest WWII party in five years is about to begin and you don’t want to be left out! Which celebs will be in Normandy for THE EVENT. American fliers’ England pub crawl. French coffee houses. How to find a D-Day veteran in your family tree. Band of Brothers update. Production secrets from Saving Private Ryan. How to be a World War II history buff. Awesome ships, planes and tanks from the invasion. Hundreds of social media photos. And more!


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Panzerwrecks • PeKo Publishing Ostfront Warfare Series

Sturmgeschütz III & Sturmhaubitze 42

Vyacheslav Kozitsyn and Felipe Rodna $37.95 / 112 pages / 11 x 8.25 / Over 100 largeformat photographs, 6 color artworks and various unit insignias. / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-90803-219-5 / NCR

The first book in an exciting new series from Panzerwrecks examines the German armored vehicles and campaigns on the Eastern Front. As you would expect from Panzerwrecks, each book has high production values, with large format photographs selected for the interest and rarity printed on high-quality gloss art paper. Felipe Rodna provides the artwork as diptychs—in the house style.

War Photographer

War Photographer 1.1

Vyacheslav Kozitsyn $27.95 / 64 pages / 12 x 8.5 / August 2019 / paperback / 978-6-15558-320-9 / NCR

This new photo book series presents you various selections of rare wartime photograps. They have been selected based on numerous subjects. Each volume introduces photographs from battles, operations, vehicles or complete photo albums from soldiers who fought in World War Two. This book illustrates photos from an unidentified German Sturmartillerist of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 191.

World war two photobook series

War Photographer

War Photographer 1.0

Sturmgeschütz III on the Battlefield 5

Tom Cockle

Mátyás Pánczél

$41.95 / 112 pages / 12 x 8.5 / Currently Available / hardback / 978-6-15558-317-9 / NCR

The twentieth volume of PeKo Publishing’s photo-monograph series, Sturmgeschütz III on the Battlefield 5, has the publisher’s usual format. The hardcover, landscape formatted book’s brief introduction is followed by more than a hundred mainly unpublished photographs, published in the highest possible quality. Both the introduction and the captions are bilingual (English / Hungarian).

From Leningrad to Narva

From Leningrad to Narva


An Illustrated Study of the Battles in the Northern Baltic Area, January-September 1944 Kamen Nevenkin

$41.95 / 112 pages / 12 x 8.5 / April 2019 / hardback / 978-6-15558-318-6 / NCR

In January 1944 the Red Army at last succeeded in putting to an end one of the most dramatic sieges in the history of warfare, that of Leningrad. Penned by a leading Bulgarian researcher, the book provides an expert analysis of this lesser-known battle. A considerable number of German and Soviet wartime documents were accessed, and this allowed the author to tell the story from perspective of both sides. It also contains many never-beforepublished photographs.

$27.95 / 64 pages / 12 x 8.5 / June 2019 / paperback / 978-6-15558-319-3 / NCR

This new photo book series presents various selections of rare wartime photographs that have been selected based on a variety of subjects. Each volume introduces photographs from battles, operations, vehicles or complete photo albums from soldiers who fought in World War Two. This book illustrates photos from an unidentified German Sturmartillerist of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 189.

World war two photobook series

German SelfPropelled Guns on the Battlefield Jon Feenstra

$41.95 / 112 pages / 12 x 8.5 / June 2019 / hardback / 978-6-15558-316-2 / NCR

In the nineteenth volume of this photomonograph series, German self-propelled guns on the battlefield are displayed with more than hundred unpublished photographs from various German-made self-proppelled guns widely known as Hummel, Wespe, Sturmtiger, Bison I and many more. This hardcover, landscapeformatted book has kept the highest possible quality with both the introduction and the captions in English and Hungarian.


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Pen and Sword • Air World FlightCraft


Martin Derry and Neil Robinson

Martin Derry and Neil Robinson

The Hawker Hunter in British Service

The English Electric Canberra in British Service

$28.95 / 96 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / color illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-249-0

$28.95 / 96 pages / 8.25 x 8.25 / color illustrations / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-253-7

The Hawker Hunter is one of Britain’s classic post-war jet aircraft. Initially introduced in 1954 as a swept-wing, transonic, singleseat day interceptor, it rapidly succeeded the first-generation jet fighters in RAF service such as the Gloster Meteor and the de Havilland Venom. Powered by the then newly developed Rolls-Royce Avon turbojet, the Hunter’s performance transformed the RAF’s day fighter squadrons from the mid-1950s until the advent of the English Electric Lightning from the early 1960s (see Flight Craft 11).

The Canberra became the first jet aircraft to make a non-stop transatlantic flight and amongst the performance requirements for the type was the demand for a high altitude bombing capability in addition to flying at high speeds. The Canberra continued to serve in a variety of roles including tactical nuclear strike, low-level strike, and ground attack in its B(I).6 and B(I).8 variants, photographic and electronic reconnaissance platform in its PR variants, multi-task training aircraft and inevitably its invaluable service with specialized MoD Test and Evaluation units.

The Hunter saw combat service with the RAF in a range of conflicts including the Suez Crisis as well as various emergencies in the Middle East and Far East.

Martin Derry is the the author of British Military Aviation: 1960s in Color (Dalrymple and Verdun Publishing, 2007) and Hornet and Sea Hornet: De Havilland’s Ultimate Piston-Engined Fighter (Dalrymple and Verdun Publishing, 2010).

The Burma Air Campaign

World’s Greatest Airliners

Michael Pearson

A Record Breaking Airliner


Lockheed Constellation

$22.95 / 224 pages / 6.25 x 9.25 / 16 b/w photos / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-52674-380-0

Colin Higgs

The scene is set with an overview of the respective states of the RAF and Japanese Air Force, and an explanation of how the American Volunteer Group (The Flying Tigers) came to be in China. There is a concise description of air ops covering the Japanese invasion of Indo China, Malaya, and Singapore, together with a close study of the sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse, which altered the air/sea power equation. The main emphasis is on the use of air power both offensive, defensive and air transport during the protracted Burma Campaign. This embraces operations in the Arakan and the various Chindit long range penetration expeditions.

$22.95 / 176 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 100 black and white and color illustrations / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-363-5

Lockheed Constellation tells the story of the aircraft that was used by more than 100 airlines and air forces in thirty-eight countries; an airliner that came to epitomize the grand and romantic age of flight in the post-war years before the jet engine ruled. It tells of the wartime development which made the USAAF buy the first few aircraft off the production line; the post-war development which would see nine variants built; of the great airlines around the globe that would make the Constellation their first choice flagships; of the amazing technological advances made during development; and of the enduring legacy of this unique aircraft.

In the later stages of the War, the US and RAF combined forces and predictably this was not without controversy.

Colin Higgs has more than twenty-five years’experience in the broadcast and Michael Pearson has had a lifelong interest in maritime history and home entertainment industries and for much of that time has co-produced, shipping. He worked in the shipping industry in the city of London for over written, and researched aviation documentaries together with Bruce Vigar of Press ridan Leading e twenty years. Edge TV, Colin’s business. h S e h T

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Larry J Jeram-Croft and Terry Martin

Pilots of the First World War and the Psychological Legacies of Combat

$49.95 / 280 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 40 illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-114-3

$49.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 black and white illustrations / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-312-3

An Operational Record

Peter C Smith

$34.95 / 264 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 36 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52670-460-3

US Navy and Marine Corps Small But Deadly saw their first action at Pearl Harbor and went on to enjoy an illustrious career thereafter. The Battle of Midway was an important milestone in the career of the Dauntless; they delivered the crushing blows to the Japanese carriers in June 1942. Action was also seen during the Guadalcanal Campaign, Operation Torch, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, and the Pacific War.

The British Overseas Airways Corporation


The Westland Wasp

The Dauntless in Battle

The British Overseas Airways Corporation

A History

Graham M Simons $49.95 / 280 pages TEMPORARY COVER / 6.5 x 9.5 / 200 illustrations / February 201 2019 0199 / hhardback ardb dbackk / 978-1-47388-357-4

The scope of the book takes in the history of the Second World War, examining the ways in which this conflict shaped the development of the airline. BOAC kept wartime Britain connected with its colonies and the allied world, often under enemy fire, and initially with desperate shortages of long-range aircraft. It played an important role in the transportation of passengers during an incredibly fraught and dangerous era. Post-war, jets were brought into the mix and aircraft types such as the de Havilland Comet saw employment.

This book tells the story of the first helicopter in the world designed from the outset to be deployed at sea, in destroyers and frigates. The book has accounts of operations around the world particularly during the Cold War of the seventies and the Falklands War. The second part of the book gives accounts of these machines and brings the story of the Wasp completely up to date.

Mark C. Wilkins finds the psychology undergirding historical events fascinating and of chief interest to him as an historian. He has included expert medical testimony and excerpts where relevant in a fascinating book that explores the legacies of aerial combat, illustrating the ways in which pilots had to amalgamate their suffering and experiences into their post-war lives. Their attempts to do so can perhaps be seen as an extension of their heroism.

‘SAM’ Marshal of the Royal Air Force: The Lord Elworthy

Olympic Airways

Richard Mead

This new book represents the h culmination l i i of decades spent researching the history of this fascinating Greek airline. It is a story of evolution, conflict, personality, and politics, all set against a backdrop of world and civil wars, coups, and counter-coups.

A History

Graham M Simons $49.95 / 320 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 200 illustrations / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47388-353-6

A Biography

$49.95 / 304 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-717-6

Sam Elworthy’s career was remarkable by any standards. Born in New Zealand in 1911 and educated in England, he was called to the Bar. After learning to fly he joined the RAF. During the Second World War he won the DFC, DSO and AFC and, after commanding 82 Squadron, worked closely with ‘Bomber’ Harris and General Eisenhower. He became an air commodore aged 33.

During the course of his research, it became apparent to the author that many of the fine details pertaining to the company weren’t widely known, although almost everyone had heard of the towering, controversial, leading figurehead who oversaw much of the central part of the story: Aristotle Socrates Onassis.


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Pen and Sword Roman Emperor Zeno

Ancient Dynasties

Peter Crawford

John D Grainger

The Perils of Power Politics in Fifth-Century Constantinople

$39.95 / 384 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 18 b/w maps; 8pp b/w plates / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47385-924-1

Peter Crawford examines the life and career of the fifth-century Roman emperor Zeno and the various problems he faced before and during his seventeen-year rule. Reputedly brought in as a counter-balance to the generals who had dominated Constantinopolitan politics at the end of the Theodosian dynasty, the Isaurian Zeno quickly had to prove himself adept at dealing with the harsh realities of imperial power. Zeno’s life and reign is littered with conflict and politicking with various groups— the enmity of both sides of his family; dealing with the fallout of the collapse of the Empire of Attila in Europe, especially the increasingly independent tribal groups established on the frontiers of, and even within, imperial territory; the end of the Western Empire; and the continuing religious strife within the Roman world.

Dr Peter Crawford gained a PhD in Classics at Queen’s University. His first book, The War of the Three Gods was published by Pen & Sword in 2013.

The Families that Ruled the Classical World, circa 1000 BC to AD 750 $42.95 / 376 pages / 6 x 9.25 / None / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-675-7

Ancient Dynasties is a unique study of the ruling families of the ancient world known to the Greeks and Romans. The book is in two parts. The first offers analysis and discussion of various features of the ruling dynasties (including the leading families of republican Rome). It examines patterns, similarities and contrasts, categorizes types of dynasty and explores common themes such as how they were founded and maintained, the role of women and the various reasons for their decline. The second part is a catalog of all the dynasties (over 150 of them) known to have existed between approximately 1000 BC and AD 750 from the Atlantic Ocean to Baktria (roughly modern Afghanistan). It gives genealogical tables and tells where and when they held power.

John D Grainger’s many previous works include five for Pen & Sword: Hellenistic and Roman Naval Wars (2011), The Wars of the Maccabees (2012), Traditional Enemies (2012); Roman Conquests: Egpyt and Judaea (2013), and The Rise of the Seleukid Empire (2014).

Rome: Republic into Empire

The Rise of the Seleukid Empire (323–223 BC)

Paul Chrystal

John D Grainger

The Civil Wars of the First Century BCE $39.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 color illustrations / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-009-3

Rome: Republic into Empire looks at the political and social reasons why Rome repeatedly descended into civil war in the early 1st century BCE and why these conflicts continued i d ffor most of the century; it describes and examines the protagonists, their military skills, their political aims and the battles they fought and lost; it discusses the consequences of each battle and how the final conflict led to a seismic change in the Roman political system with the establishment of an autocratic empire. Paul Chrystal offers a rare insight into the wars, battles, and politics of this most turbulent and consequential of ancient world centuries.

Seleukos I to Seleukos III

$22.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 3 black and white maps / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-376-3

The Seleukid kingdom was the largest state in the world for a century and more between Alexander’s death and the rise of Rome. In this first volume, John D Grainger relates the remarkable twists of fortune and daring that saw Seleukos emerge from the wars of the Diadochi (Alexander’s successors) in control of the largest and richest part of the empire of the late Alexander the Great. After his conquests and eventual murder, we then see how his successors continued his policies, including the repeated wars with the Ptolemaic rulers of Egypt over control of Syria. The volume ends with the deep internal crisis and the Wars of the Brothers, which left only a single member of the dynasty alive in 223 BC.

John D Grainger’s many previous works include five for Pen & Sword: Paul Chrystal is the author of some seventy books published over the last Hellenistic and Roman Naval Wars (2011), The Wars of the Maccabees (2012), decade. He is a regular contributor to history magazines, local and national Traditional Enemies (2012); Roman Conquests: Egpyt and Judaea (2013), and Press ridan The e newspapers. Rise of the Seleukid Empire (2014). h S e h T

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Pen and Sword The Royal Navy 1793–1800

Ladies of Lascaris

Birth of a Superpower

Christina Ratcliffe and the Forgotten Heroes of Malta’s War

Mark Jessop

Paul McDonald with John Rhys-Davies

$34.95 / 200 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-033-7

France declared war upon the British in 1793. The burden to conduct a long conflict proved heavy for that island nation. Poverty increased. Liberties and freedoms were sometimes taken away. Thousands of men had to leave their families, and disease, desertion and death meant that many never returned. At first the Royal Navy barely had enough warships to cope, but eight years later she had more than enough. By that time a threat of invasion towards Ireland prompted Parliament to enact a new nation, christened The United Kingdom of Great Britain. As such, 1800 became the final year of the old Kingdom of Great Britain. As she passed away, many of her men and women might have wondered as to what had made her navy a true Neptune. What had assisted the slow birth of a naval ‘superpower’? This book seeks to answer that very question.

$49.95 / 328 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 84 color & black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-545-3

This is Christina’s story and that of other British and Maltese girls employed by the RAF. It is also the story of Philip Glassborow’s hit musical Star of Strait Street. In June 1942 fifty-three female civilian plotters worked at Lascaris, some as young as fourteen. Six including Christina were decorated for gallantry. What they did, how they lived and how some of them died is told in part using their own words. Their descriptions of life beneath the most intensive, prolonged bombing the world has ever seen are extraordinary and rare: female perspectives at the heart of military conflict. Described in the Times of Malta in 1942 as ‘Christina of George Cross Island’, she herself said Malta ‘is carved on my heart’.

Mark Jessop was a communicator in the Royal Navy at the time of the Falklands war, served multiple times in the gulf, and did a tour of the far east.

Armistice and After

Images of the The National Archives


The Post-War Struggles of Britain’s WWI Heroes

Louise Bell

Roland Wales

$26.95 / 176 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / Black and white illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-941-5

$49.95 / 232 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 30 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-082-3

11th November 1918 saw the signing of the armistice that ended fighting between the Allies and Germany. This book will take the reader through the finall year off th the Fi Firstt World War and everything that led up to this day. Starting from the Spring Offensive, photos and images from The National Archives will highlight important points ranging from the last 100 days to the signing of the various treaties before this final armistice, finishing with a look at the Peace Parade in 1919. The physical and mental effects of the war will also be examined, and show how the war never really ended in 1918 for many. Many rarely seen images will be provided to support the narrative and further highlight the depth of The National Archives’ First World War records. Louise Bell is an independent researcher specializing in the history of prosthetics, with particular focus on the First World War. She was the First World War Diverse Histories researcher at the National Archives for over two years.


In November 1918, an exhausted Britain celebrated victory in a war that had consumed the resources of the nation as never before. Industries had been nationalized, and both rationing and conscription introduced. Over three quarters of a million men had died, while many more had been maimed or wounded. This book is the story of those 4 million men and women, set against the background of a turbulent economy, the continuation of industrial strife, which had been put on hold for the duration of the war, and the failure of the government’s plans for reconstruction. Returning soldiers struggled to find work, even before the short-lived post-war boom came to and end. Roland Wales worked as an economist at the Bank of England for many years, and then as Policy Director at the Labor Party. He produced several Sherriff-themed theatrical nights, and worked closely with the Surrey History Centre in their successful bid for Heritage Lottery Fund support ss ridan PreArchive. of e SheSherriff Ththe

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History, Organization & Equipment Gabriele Esposito

$34.95 / 208 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 150 illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-037-4

The author describes the organization, structure, equipment, weapons, combat history and tactics of late Roman military forces. The comitatenses (field armies), limitanei (frontier units), foederati (allied soldiers), bucellarii (mercenaries), scholae palatinae (mounted bodyguards), protectores (personal guards) and many other kinds of troops are covered.

The Battle of the Catalaunian Fields AD451

Flavius Aetius, Attila the Hun and the Transformation of Gaul

Evan Michael Schultheis $34.95 / 168 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 10 b/w maps and diagrams, approx. 20 color illustrations, 4 b/w maps / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-565-1

The author describes the motives and tactics of both sides. Evan Schultheis offers a completely new tactical analysis of the battle and a drastic reconsideration of Hun warfare, the Roman use of federates, and the ethnography of the Germanic peoples who fought for either side.

The Great Illyrian Revolt

Attila the Hun

Arch-Enemy of Rome

Rome’s Forgotten War in the Balkans, AD 6–9

Ian Hughes

Jason R Abdale

$34.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 4 maps, 10 b/w illustrations / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-817-4

The Great Illyrian Revolt is believed to be the first book ever devoted to this forgotten war of the Roman Empire. Within its pages, we examine the history and culture of the mysterious Illyrian people, the story of how Rome became involved in this volatile region, and what the Roman army had to face during those harrowing three years in the Balkans.

Antipater’s Dynasty

$34.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 12 b/w maps, 8pp color plates / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-78159-009-6

Ian Hughes recounts Attila’s rise to power, attempting to untangle his character and motivations so far as the imperfect sources allow. Integral to the narrative is analysis of the history of the rise of the Hunnic Empire; the reasons for the Huns’ military success; relations between the Huns and the two halves of the Roman Empire; Attila’s rise to sole power; and Attila’s doomed attempt to bring both halves of the Roman Empire under his dominion.

The Reign of Emperor Gallienus

Alexander the Great’s Regent and his Successors

The Apogee of Roman Cavalry Dr. Ilkka Syvänne

John D Grainger

$39.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-088-6

Antipater was a key figure in the rise of Macedon under Philip II and instrumental in the succession of Alexander III (the Great). Alexander entrusted Antipater with ruling Macedon in his long absence and he defeated the Spartans in 331 BC. After Alexander’s death he crushed a Greek uprising and became regent of the co-kings, Alexander’s mentally impaired half-brother (Philip III Arrhideus) and infant son (Alexander IV). He brokered a settlement between the contending successors having first appointed Polyperchon to succeed as regent. ss

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$42.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 120+ color & b/w illustrations; 35 b/w maps / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-521-7

This is the only fully illustrated military life of the Emperor Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus (253-268). Considered the most blatantly military man of all of the soldier emperors of the third century. Gallienus faced more simultaneous usurpations and foreign invasions than any other emperor, but somehow he managed to survive. Dr. Ilkka Syvanne explains how this was possible. It was largely thanks to the untiring efforts of Gallienus that the Roman Empire survived for another 1,200 years.


Pen and Sword Castrum to Castle

Classical to Medieval Fortifications in the Lands of the Western Roman Empire J E Kaufmann and H W Kaufmann

$39.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.5 / 100 color/bw illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47389-580-5

The study traces the evolution of fortifications starting with those of the Romans and their successors. As the authors demonstrate, castles and other fortifications were essential factors in military calculations and campaigns—they were of direct strategic and tactical importance wherever there was an attempt to take or hold territory.

The Amritsar Massacre

Siege Warfare During the Hundred Years War

The Irish Brigade 1670–1745

The Wild Geese in French Service D P Graham

$49.95 / 352 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-773-2

Irish troops had fought for Louis XIV in the 1670s, under Irish officers who had little choice but to fight in foreign service, with the blessing of Charles II. D.P. Graham explains the origins of the brigade and its regiments, the personalities who led them and formed their reputation, and the circumstances of their final dissolution in the aftermath of French Revolution.

Parliament’s Generals

Vanessa Holburn

Supreme Command and Politics during the British Wars 1642-51

$39.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-577-4

$49.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47389-836-3

The British Empire’s Worst Atrocity

This book examines the context in which the infamous event took place—and asks why something that happened 100 years ago remains so controversial. Did the order to fire prevent further native and imperialist bloodshed in the Punjab? Was enough done at the time to investigate if General Robert Dyer acted alone or with the full support of his superiors? Who was ultimately responsible for the 1,650 rounds of ammunition discharged that day?

Malcolm Wanklyn

Waller, Essex, Fairfax, Manchester and Cromwell are among the most famous military men who fought for Parliament during the English Civil War. In a series of insightful chapters the author follows their careers through the course of the conflict, focusing on their successes and failures in battle and the consequences for their reputations and influence. Dissatisfaction with the leadership of Essex, Manchester, and Waller in the inconclusive early campaigns is examined, as are the contrasting strengths of Fairfax and Cromwell. an Press e Sherid

Once More unto the Breach Peter Hoskins

$42.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 40 illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47383-432-3

Histories of the Hundred Years War have been written, and accounts of the famous battles, but until now no book has concentrated on the sieges that played a decisive role in the protracted struggle between England and France. Edward III’s capture of Calais in 1347 was of crucial importance for the English, and the failure of the English siege of Orléans in 1429 was a turning point for the French after the disaster of Agincourt.

General Sir Ralph Abercromby and the French Revolutionary Wars 1792–1801 Carole Divall

$49.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 black and white illustrations / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674146-2

The French Revolutionary Wars of 1793-1801 are less well known than the Napoleonic Wars that followed, but they represent a critical stage in the political and diplomatic history of Europe, and Sir Ralph Abercromby played a leading role in the British military campaigns that were part of them. Carole Divall in this absorbing and perceptive study throws new light onto Britain’s position during the late eighteenth century.



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Pen and Sword Fighting the French Revolution

The Sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo 1810 and 1812

Rob Harper

Tim Saunders

The Great Vendée Rising of 1793

The Peninsular War

$42.95 / 400 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 black and white illustrations, 54 maps and tactical diagrams / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47386-896-0

$34.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 200 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-432-8

In 1793 France was facing foreign invasion along its borders and a fierce political war was raging in Paris when a large-scale revolt, centredd on the h western Department of the Vendée, suddenly erupted, almost bringing the new-born French Republic to its knees.

The area astride the Spanish/Portuguese border between the respective fortresses of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida was the focus off the h PPeninsular i l W War for much of the period from the autumn of 1809 through until 1812. The fortress of Ciudad Rodrigo that dominated the country between the Rivers Agueda and Côa, was one of the ‘Keys to Spain’ for any army attacking either east or west across the frontier. With the fall of Ciudad Rodrigo, Craufurd’s Light Division remained covering the Army’s frontage but after a superbly conducted withdrawal, Craufurd’s judgement erred and he was forced into a costly fighting withdrawal to the River Côa. The British now fell back into Portugal but by Spring 1811 they were back and with Napoleon stripping troops from the Peninsular Wellington could prepare to invade Spain and besiege Ciudad Rodrigo.

This is the story of the new Republic’s ferocious military campaigns against the armies of the Vendée, which fiercely defied them between March and December 1793, tying down hundreds of thousands of troops desperately needed on the frontiers. Napoleon later called it ‘The War of Giants’ and it directly led to the implementation of some of the Republic’s most extreme laws.

Rob Harper has a degree in history and has worked for nearly thirty years as a specialist in the preservation of historic buildings. His particular passions are for the history of the French revolutionary and Napoleonic eras and early modern military buildings.

With Moore to Corunna

The Diary of Ensign Charles Paget, Fifty-Second Foot Charles J Esdaile and Mark Reed

$39.95 / 216 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 b&w illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-795-3

Ensign Charles Paget’s previously unpublished diary of the Peninsular War is an important discovery for two reasons. The regiment in which he served was one of the three most famous in the Duke of Wellington’s army, yet it is covered sparsely in the spate of memoirs, diaries and collections of correspondence generated by the conflict. The complete text of Paget’s diary is reproduced here, edited, and with detailed notes and an extended introduction by Charles Esdaile, one of the most distinguished historians of the period.

Former soldier, author, documentary maker, and battlefield guide, Tim Saunders has a lifelong interest in military history. He served as an officer in the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment for thirty years before becoming a Volunteer Rifleman.

The Napoleonic Wars As Illustrated by J J Jenkins J J Jenkins

$34.95 / 168 pages / 11 x 8.5 / 54 integrated color plates / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-789-4

Originally published as Martial Achievements of Great Britain and Her Allies From 1799 to 1815 this is one of the most magnificent of all period art books to have been produced. The text is pure British propaganda but is overshadowed by the rarity of the art work. Includes 54 stunning color plates including a great Wellington portrait, his coat of arms and a list of subscribers to the Martial Achievements. This is one of the finest books of its type ever produced and an absolute must for the collector of British or Napoleonic military art and literature.

Ensign Charles Paget was commissioned as a lieutenant in the second battalion of the 52nd regiment of foot in February 1808, fought at the battle of Vimeiro. Mark Reed discovered Charles Paget’s previously unpublished diary among family papers and, realizing its importance for the history of the Peninsular War, collaborated with professsor Charles Esdaile to bring it to publication.The Sheridan Press

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Walking Waterloo A Guide

Charles J Esdaile $24.95 / 320 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 120 color/bw illustrations / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-078-6

Charles Esdaile’s new guide to the Battle of Waterloo presents the experience of the soldiers who took part in the battle in the most graphic and direct way possible. In a series of walks he describes in vivid detail what happened in each location on 18 June 1815 and he quotes at length from eyewitness accounts of the men who were there. Each phase of the action during that momentous day is covered, from the initial French attacks and the intense fighting at Hougoumont and La Haye Sainte to the charges of the French cavalry against the British squares and the final, doomed attack of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard. This innovative guide to this historic site is fully illustrated with a selection of archive images from the War Heritage Institute in Brussels, modern color photographs of the battlefield as it appears today and specially commissioned maps.

Professor Charles J. Esdaile is one of the leading historians of the Napoleonic era and holds a personal chair at the University of Liverpool.


Famous Battles and How They Shaped the Modern World 1858-1943 From the Armada to Stalingrad Beatrice Heuser and Athena S Leoussi

$42.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-741-1

Why are some battles remembered more than others? Surprisingly, it is not just size that matters, nor the number of dead, the ‘decisiveness’ of battles or their effects on communities and civilisations. It is their political afterlife—the multiple meanings and political uses attributed to them—that determines their fame. The great battles of modern history examined in this second volume range from the defeat of the Armada and the relief of Vienna, to Chatham, Culloden, Waterloo, Gettysburg, the Somme and Stalingrad. In each chapter, the historical events surrounding a battle form the backdrop for multiple later interpretations, which, consciously or unconsciously, carry political agendas, some for further bloodshed and sacrifice, but others for the more recent and laudable phenomenon of reconciliation over the graves of the dead.

Beatrice Heuser is known for her books on strategic studies including Reading Clausewitz (Pimlico, 2002), The Strategy Makers (ABC Clio 2010) containing translations of early texts, and n Press rida2017). Strategy Before Clausewitz (Routledge, The She

Yank and Rebel Rangers

Special Operations in the American Civil War Robert W Black

$32.95 / 320 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 8 black and white photographs / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-444-9

The American internal war of 1861-1865 was not civil. Those fighting for the Union called it the “War of the Rebellion” while the Confederacy viewed it as the “War of Yankee Aggression” or the “Second War of Independence”. Armies fought great, sweeping battles over vast distances that are well recorded—Antietam, Shiloh, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg—but in the seams of the battlefield another, and much less known or publicized war raged. Both the Union and the Confederacy employed small forces of bold and highly motivated soldiers for special operations behind enemy lines. Skilled in infiltration—sometimes disguising themselves as rural mail carriers—these warriors deftly scouted deep into enemy territory, captured important personnel, disrupted lines of communication and logistics, and sowed confusion and fear.

Colonel Robert W. Black is a decorated US army ranger who fought in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Originally assigned to the 82nd Airborne, Black volunteered for the 8th Airborne ranger company and served as a browning automatic rifle gunner in Korea.

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Pen and Sword Cold War 1945–1991

Cold War 1945–1991

Operation Linebacker, I & II, October & December 1972

UN Stand at the Pusan Perimeter, August-September 1950

Bombing Campaign North Vietnam. Volume II

North Korean Onslaught. Volume II

$22.95 / 136 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 color & 60 black and white illustrations / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-845-6

$22.95 / 136 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 color & 60 black and white illustrtaions / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-833-3

On March 30, 1972, some 30,000 North Vietnamese troops along with tanks and heavy artillery surged across the demilitarized zone into South Vietnam in the opening round of Hanoi’s Easter Offensive. By early May South Vietnamese forces were on the ropes and faltering. Without the support of U.S. combat troops—who were in their final stage of withdrawing from the country—the Saigon government was in danger of total collapse and with it any American hope of a negotiated settlement to the war. In response, President Richard Nixon called for an aggressive, sustained bombardment of North Vietnam. Code-named Operation Linebacker I, the interdiction effort sought to stem the flow of men and material southward, as well as sever all outside supply lines in the first new bombing of the North Vietnamese heartland in nearly four years.

In the first volume in this series on the Korean War, North Korea Invades the South, North Korean ground forces, armor and artillery crossed the 38th Parallel, and, in blitzkrieg style, rolled back UN and South Korean forces down the Korean peninsula. Despite the US and South Korea committing army, air force, and navy units, supported by forces from Australia, Britain, New Zealand, France ,and Canada, by 31 July, eleven enemy divisions were concentrated in a disconnected line In this volume, from Chŏnju to Yŏngdong.

Cold War 1945–1991

Cold War 1945–1991

Marxist–Apartheid Proxy, 1977–1992 Stephen Emerson

Colonial-Communist Clash, 1961–1974

$24.95 / 136 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 color & 60 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-849-4

$22.95 / 136 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 color & 60 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-841-8

As the Cold War raged on in the 1970s and 1980s, much of southern Africa, from Angola to Mozambique, became caught up in the superpower competition as local and regional proxies for both Moscow and Washington fought it out on the battlefield. Thus, the struggle to determine the future of a newly independent Mozambique was shaped by multiple factors beyond the control of its people in the course of its 16-year conflict from 1977–1992.

When a large group of rebels invaded Angola from a recently independent Congo in 1961, it heralded the opening shots in another African war of independence. Between 1961 and 1974, Portugal faced the extremely ambitious task of conducting three simultaneous counterinsurgency campaigns to preserve its hegemony of Angola, Portuguese Guinea and Mozambique. While other European states were falling over themselves in granting independence to their African possessions, Portugal chose to stay and fight despite the odds against success.

Mozambican Civil War

Along the south coast, North Korean divisions pushed eastward towards Masan. To the east and centre of the peninsula, the enemy closed in on Kimch’ŏn and the Naktong River line. On the east coast, three North Korean divisions secured the Yŏngdŏk–P’ohang axis, placing them within mortar range of the UN airfield at Yŏnil.

Angolan War of Liberation

That it did so successfully for thirteen years in a distant multi-fronted war remains a remarkable achievement, particularly for a nation of such modest resources. For example, in Angola the Portuguese had a tiny air force of possibly a dozen transport planes, a squadron or two of F-86s and perhaps twenty helicopters: and that in a remote African country twice the size of Texas. Portugal proved that such a war can be won.

Stephen Emerson worked as intelligence analyst covering political-military affairs in Africa and the Middle East before embarking on an academic career. He served as Security Studies Chair at the National Defense University’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies and previously as an associate professor of ss ridan Pre National Security Decision-making at the U.S. Naval War College. The She

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

$34.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 80 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-453-4

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. Included here are records from the UK’s MI10 (the forerunner of GCHQ) which tell the story of the mighty Japanese heavy tanks and their service during the Second World War. Other chapters expand on the development of British armor, including the story of infantry tanks from the 1920’s right through to the end of the Second World War and beyond. Other items placed beneath the microscope in this fascinating history include a wide variety of guns, rocket launchers, super heavy tanks, and countless pieces of specialized armor.

Painting Wargaming Battlefields in Miniature Realistic and Effective Terrain Figures: WWII in the Desert Making for Wargames Andy Singleton

$22.95 / 224 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 200 color illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52671-631-6

Andy Singleton has been modelling and painting most of his life and has been a professional commission figure painter for some years now. Here he shares his experience and tips of the trade with those collecting figures for the North African campaigns in WWII. The four main sections of the book cover British, Italian, German, and US troops, as well as tips on assembly and painting camouflage uniforms. Each section is divided into three levels of complexity, ‘conscript’, ‘regular,’ and ‘elite’, allowing the reader to build up an array of techniques as they gain confidence and experience. The emphasis is on achievable results and practical advice that is applicable to painting units or whole armies for wargaming purposes in a reasonable time frame, not on spectacular individual display pieces. Andy’s clear, step-by-step guidance takes the reader through the process from the initial preparation and assembly of the figure, to finishing and basing.

Paul Davies

$32.95 / 304 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 300 plus color photographs / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-379-4

Like a good general, a good wargamer should have an eye for the ground. Just as the nature of the battlefield plays a central role in real warfare, so miniature wargames are greatly enhanced by realistic terrain. Besides, when you’ve spent hundreds of hours collecting and painting your miniature armies, they surely deserve ground worth fighting for. Master terrain modeler Paul Davies takes the reader through the process of creating a visually appealing yet practical terrain system. First the techniques of making the basic landscape are explained, then a series of projects show how this can be adapted to suit different periods or geographic locations (e.g., European farmland or Sudanese desert). There are then detailed chapters on adding vegetation, buildings, roadways, trench systems, etc. The clear, step-bystep instructions are clearly illustrated by numerous specially taken photographs of the work in progress and Paul’s inspirational finished pieces.

Andy Singleton has worked with many manufacturers across the industry and examples of his work can be found in many rule books, magazines and websites. The Sheridan Press


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Pen and Sword TankCraft


German Army and Waffen-SS, The Last Battles in the West, 1945

US Army, North-Western Europe, 1944–1945

Tiger I and Tiger II Tanks

Sherman Tanks

Dennis Oliver

Dennis Oliver

$22.95 / 64 pages / 11.5 x 8.25 / 200 color & black and white illustrations / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-182-0

$22.95 / 64 pages / 11.5 x 8.25 / 200 color & black and white illustrations / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-186-8

Tiger tanks were among the most-feared fighting vehicles of the Second World War andd they gained almost legendary status, yet they never fulfilled their potential because they were not produced in sufficient numbers and the tide the war had turned against the German army by the time they were introduced. The author uses archive photos and extensively researched color illustrations to examine the Tiger tanks and units of the German Army and Waffen-SS heavy panzer battalions that struggled to resist the onslaught of Allied armor and air attacks during the last days of the conflict.

Following his first book in the TankCraft series on the British army’s Shermans during the battle for Normandy, Dennis Oliver has compiled a companion volume on those used by the US Army throughout the campaign in Western Europe. As with all the books in the TankCraft series, a section of this work displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. This book will give the modeler all the information and knowledge required to recreate an authentic miniature representation of the most famous American armored vehicle of the Second World War.

Dennis Oliver is the author of over twenty books on Second World War armored vehicles including Codename Swallow: British Sherman Tanks at Alamein, To The Last Bullet: Germany’s War on 3 Fronts, Westwall: German Armor in the West 1945, Viking Summer and A Sound Like Thunder.



Armored Hero of Post-War Tank Battles

The Most-Produced Tank in Military History

Centurion Robert Jackson



Robert Jackson

$25.95 / 64 pages / 8.25 x 11.5 / 150 color/bw illustrations / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-134-9

$22.95 / 64 pages / 8.25 x 8.25 / 150 color & black and white illustrations / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-138-7

The fifty-ton British Centurion tank, developed during the darkest days of the Second World War, was designed to out-gun and out-perform the latest German tanks. It was one of the most successful tanks ever produced.

During the Cold War, the T-54/55 series of tanks represented the most serious threat to Nato land forces in Europe. Despite these limitations, the T-54/55 was one of the most successful tanks ever produced, and this volume in the TankCraft series by Robert Jackson is the ideal introduction to it.

Robert Jackson’s book is an excellent source of reference for the modeler, providing details of available kits and photographs of award-winning models, together with artworks showing the color schemes applied to these tanks.

As well as tracing the history of the T-54/55, his book is an excellent source of reference for the modeler, providing details of available kits and photographs of awardwinning models. ss

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Tank Destroyer, Achilles and M10 British Army Anti-Tank Units, Western Europe, 1944–1945 Dennis Oliver

$22.95 / 64 pages / 11.5 x 8.25 / 200 color & black and white illustrations / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-190-5

In this heavily illustrated volume in the TankCraft series Dennis Oliver focuses on the Achilles—the British variant of the American M10—which was one of the most important Allied tank destroyers of the Second World War. It played a key role in the armored battles fought on the Western Front, in particular in France, the Low Countries, Germany and Italy.


Pen and Sword Deadlines on the Front Line

Joys of War

From the Foreign Legion, the SAS and into Hell with PTSD

Travels with a Veteran War Correspondent

John-Paul Jordan

$39.95 / 144 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-314-5

Paul Moorcraft

$42.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16pp of B&W plates / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-949-0

As a war correspondent and paramilitary policeman, Moorcraft was a magnet for drama and action. His descriptions of sometimes tragic and often hilarious escapades in war torn countries literally from A (Afghanistan) to Z (Zimbabwe) are self-effacingly entertaining. His light-hearted approach disguises a thoroughly perceptive and analytical mind. The reader will never be bored while accompanying Moorcraft reporting on wars in over thirty combat zones in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. This is his book of hazardous travels to strange, often little-known places meeting even stranger people who were often all too keen to lock him up or try and kill him.

Irishman John-Paul Jordan, still only in his thirties, has led an extraordinary life … from the Foreign Legion and security in Iraq to serving his country in Afghanistan for which he was decorated for his leadership and bravery … and on to ‘herding’ journalists on the front line in Libya … and hunting for gold in Afghanistan … In war, John-Paul was the first to batter down the door, whether he was facing bullets or bombs. His story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit: to get back up and to lead from the front. He did not go through ‘all that’ just to go through ‘all that’. This is his story of his return to freedom and joy. Buckle up, because this veteran doesn’t do anything by halves.

Professor Paul Moorcraft has frontline experience reporting on over 40 years, literally from A-Z, Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, as a war correspondent for print, radio, and TV. He is also an award-winning novelist, and an author of works on crime, and mathematics. He lives near Guildford, Surrey.

Fighting the War on Terror

Eyewitness Korea

Global Counter-Terrorist Units and their Actions

The Experience of British and American Soldiers in the Korean War 1950-1953

Judith Grohmann

James Goulty

$32.95 / 200 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Illustrated / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-745-9

SWAT teams, GSG9, EKO Cobra, SCO 19— these elite police units are used to dealing with dangerous situations, particularly in the fight against global terrorism. European political-economic journalist and author, Judith Grohmann, is the first outsider to be given access into the world of specialist counterterrorism units in 16 countries around the globe, including the USA, Russia, Israel, the UK, and many more. Whether performing hostage rescues, subduing barricaded suspects, engaging with heavilyarmed criminals or taking part in counter-terrorism operations, her interviews with the men and women concerned explain what their work really involves, their most dangerous missions, and the physical and mental training required for them to perform these high-risk operations, which fall outside the abilities of regular police officers. A truly intimate insight into a closed world. Judith Grohmann is a passionate and committed writer. She became an author in 2005, but also lectures at the department for business law and European integration.


John-Paul Jordan is a former legionnaire with the French Foreign Legion, after which he joined the British Armed Forces, serving in operations in Afghanistan where he awarded for his actions in combat. His mission is to help veterans and non-veterans alike to find their way to freedom.

$39.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47387-090-1

Today the Korean War of 1950-1953 is overshadowed by later twentieth-century conflicts in Vietnam and the Middle East, yet at the time it was the focus of international attention. It threatened to lead to a third world war, and although fought on a limited scale, it still involved over a million men under UN command and even more on the Communist side. The author uses official documents, letters, diaries, regimental histories, memoirs, oral histories and correspondence to show what the war was like for those who took part. Their accounts vividly contrast the American and British experience as seen through the eyes of individual servicemen, and they throw fresh light on the relations between the UN forces on their different attitudes, tactics, training and equipment. James Goulty has a special interest in the training and combat experience of the British Army during the two world wars and Korean War. He has made a particular study of archives relating to the service of individuals during the ss ridan Pre Second The She World War.

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Lake Ilmen, 1942

The Wehrmacht Front to the Red Army Óscar González and Pablo Sagarra

$39.95 / 120 pages / 6.5 x 9.5 / 100+ color images / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-993-5

In January 1942, south of Lake Ilmen, the 16th German Army clashed with the Morozov’s 11th Soviet Army for possession of the strategic Russian city of Stelaia. In this battle, which has gone almost unnoticed in studies of the Eastern Front, the Blue Division (Spanish volunteers) intervened with the 250th Skier Company. The Spaniards, along with their German and Latvian comrades, endured hard fighting in extreme winter conditions. In addition to providing a strategic framework of the battle itself, including the Soviet perspective, this book also looks at the human aspect of the battle, by analyzing a selection of the volunteers who fought in it.

My Father Joachim von Ribbentrop

Hitler’s Foreign Minister, Experiences and Memories Rudolf von Ribbentrop

$34.95 / 480 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 B&W plates / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-925-4

On 16 October 1946 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Hitler’s wartime Foreign Minister, was executed at Nuremberg, convicted on four counts including deliberately planning a war of aggression and war crimes. In this first English Language edition of his memoirs, Rudolf von Ribbentrop frankly describes his relationship with his father when he was the German Ambassador in London and during the war years. Von Ribbentrop was an often isolated figure among the Nazi elite. In his final report from London von Ribbentrop informed Hitler that he was convinced that Great Britain would fight for its position in the world. Far from being uncritical, the author, now in his 90s, sets out to paint an objective picture of his father’s role.

Óscar González López was born in 1969 and is a professor of History and Philosophy. He alternates teaching with historical research, collecting the oral memory of Second World War veterans. He has published several books and articles on German and Allied paratroopers, as well as on Spanish volunteers in the Wehrmacht (Blue Division). Several of his works have been translated into English, German, and Norwegian.

While the author briefly describes his personal experiences including his war service with the SS, it is the insight this work provides into top level decision-making at the heart of the Third Reich that will appeal most to both historians and laymen.

Greece 1941

The Death Throes of Blitzkrieg Jeffrey Plowman

$34.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 50 illustrations / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-025-1

Blitzkrieg. Lightning war. We are all familiar with the rapid thrusts the Germans made in the early days of the Second World War that saw the demise first of Poland and then the Low Countries and France. But were the German tactics, which appeared at the time to smash through all resistance, really as devastating as they seemed? That is the major question Jeffrey Plowman asks in this absorbing new study of the campaign in Greece in 1941. Within three weeks they overran the country but, by looking into the campaign in detail, the author claims that at no time did the Germans gain ascendancy over the token British and Anzac force sent to bolster the Greek defenders. They came close to doing so, but the Anzac troops and their Greek allies put up a spirited defense that sometimes turned the Germans’ own methods against them. This perceptive new account should prompt a reassessment of the Greek campaign. It also offers a fascinating insight into the weaknesses of the Germans’ all-conquering method of warfare which became increasing apparent during the later stages of the war.


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Pen and Sword Disaster Before D-Day

Secret Wartime Britain

Stephen Wynn

Colin Philpott

Hidden Places that Helped Win the Second World War

Unravelling the Tragedy at Slapton Sands

$34.95 / 184 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-511-9

$42.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 80 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-547-8

This is a book of two stories. The first is the sad tale of how at least 749 American servicemen lost their lives on a pre-D-Day landing exercise, code-named ‘Operation Tiger’, on the evening of 23/24 April 1943. The second, was the unanswerable question of whether those attacking E-Boats of the German Kriegsmarine had fully grasped the importance of what they had stumbled across.

During the Second World War, thousands of sites across Britain were requisitioned to support the war efforts. Additionally countless others were built from scratch regardless of cost. The author of Secret Wartime Britain has compiled a fascinating collection of examples that still exist today, albeit often in different usage. They include underground factories, storage sites and headquarters; spy and communication centers; interrogation and POW camps; dummy sites; research facilities such as sinister Porton Down; treasure stores in stately homes and even royal retreats in the event of invasion such as Madresfield Court. Where were these sites and why were they needed? How successfully were they kept secret? What has happened to them since? Were they returned to their owners? Answers to these and other questions make Secret Wartime Britain a riveting and revealing read.

Because of the time scale between the operation and the actual D-Day landings, secrecy surrounding the tragedy had to be stringently adhered to, and even after the invasion of Normandy, only scant information about the incident and those who were killed was ever released.

Colin Philpott has a long-standing interest in recent German history and in abandoned buildings and venues. His first book, A Place in History, looking at the impact on places where news stories happened in twentieth century Britain, was published in 2012. His drama The Last Match—about the last day of peace before World War Two—was first performed in 2014.

The Colditz Hostages

Destination Dunkirk

Giles Romily and Michael Alexander

Gregory Blaxland

Hitler’s VIP Pawns

The Story of Gort’s Army

$49.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-571-3

$60.00 / 448 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-523-2

The authors recount their varied experiences in captivity. Romilly was captured at Narvik in April 1940. Alexander was taken in August 1942 when engaged in a raid behind the German lines in North Africa.

The outcome of the ignominious end of Britain’s expeditionary army was soon transformed into a celebration of the ‘Dunkirk Spirit’; the Blitz of the following months reinforced the idea that Britain alone was prepared to stand up to the forces that threatened the democratic world.

The book is beautifully written. Romilly, in particular, shows himself to be an excellent observer: of the character of his fellow prisoners both before and during his time as a Prominente. His description of the scenes he witnessed in the newly liberated Dachau Camp, soon after his arrival in the allied lines, remain extraordinarily powerful. The book received a warm reception from the critics at the time of its first publication in 1954 and was singled out for high praise by, amongst others, Airey Neave MP, assassinated by the INLA in 1979, himself a prisoner and the first successful British escaper from Colditz. Giles Romilly (1917–1967) was a journalist who was a war correspondent during both the Spanish civil war and in the second world war. Michael Alexander (1920–2004) was captured while operating with a commando unit behind the German Lines in front of El Alamein.


Originally published in 1973, this welcome reprint of Gregory Blaxland’s beautifully narrated account of the campaign in France and Flanders is combined with an adept use of the wealth of memoirs and regimental histories that emerged in the decades after the war’s end. It has the advantage that it is written by one who served in the campaign, admittedly as a very junior officer, and was himself evacuated from the beaches of the Dunkirk perimeter.

Gregory Blaxland was one of the youngest British army officers at the outbreak of WW2, and was part of the initial British Expeditionary Force in Press until his evacuation from Dunkirk on May 31st 1940. ridan1939 September The She

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Panzers on the Vistula

Flames of Calais

Hitler’s Germany

Hans Schäufler and Tony Le Tissier

Airey Neave DSO OBE MC

Tim Heath

Retreat and Rout in East Prussia 1945 $32.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 45 b&w illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-431-0

Hans Schäufler fought as the commander of a Jagdpanther tank destroyer in rearguard actions against the Red Army in East Prussia in 1945. Then, as an infantryman, he took part in the doomed defense of Danzig and made a daring escape across the Baltic in a small boat. This is his story, and it is the story of tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians who were caught up in the chaos and tragedy of the German retreat. His eyewitness account is one of the most revealing records we have of the experience of the collapse of the Third Reich in the East.

A Soldier's Battle 1940

$22.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-851-5

$39.95 / 256 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 30 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-297-2

The defense of Calais in May/June 1940 was a superb example of selfless courage and sacrifice. Sent by Churchill to divert the Germans from Dunkirk and so save the British Army from wholesale annihilation and capture, 29 Brigade had orders not to evacuate or surrender. Airey Neave, later to be Margaret Thatcher’s right hand man until his assassination in 1979, was one of those who fought, was wounded and captured there. He tells the story with panache.

Germany’s defeat in the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that followed were national disasters, with far-reaching consequences not just for the country but for the world itself.

As well as giving a vivid insight into the German army’s tactics as they fell back before the Soviet advance, he describes the appalling conditions and the fear and panic that gripped the city. Acute shortages of men, equipment, ammunition, and fuel crippled the defense, but extraordinary resilience, heroism and ingenuity still motivated the soldiers who were fighting for a lost cause and facing certain defeat.

Hans Schäufler was a second lieutenant and signals officer in Panzer Regiment 35, part of the 4th Panzer division, on the Eastern Front in 1945.

The Birth of Extremism

Weaving the stories of three German families from the beginning of Germany’s territorial aspirations of the First World War to the shattered dream of a thousandyear Reich in the Second World War, Tim Heath’s rich narrative explores a multitude of rare and untapped resources to explore the darkest recesses of German social and military history. Hitler’s Germany presents a nation’s journey not only through everyday life and war, but through its own conscience, pain, and inevitable search for some form of absolution from its past. It is real, painful, and incredibly human—an essential history to further understand the mind-set of Germany during the most tumultuous years of the nation’s history.

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Images of War

David Doyle

David Doyle

M12 Gun Motor Carriage

M65 Atomic Cannon

$24.95 / 152 pages / 6 x 9.5 / 194 color & black and white photographs / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-352-7

$22.95 / 240 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 385 color & black and white photographs / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-360-2

Although only 100 examples were produced, the 155mm gun motor carriage M12 served with distinction as an infantrysupport weapon and in particular as a bunker-buster during the U.S. assault on the Siegfried Line in the winter of 1944-1945.

Through historic photos, this volume traces the development, production and deployment of this iconic piece of military equipment from the drawing boards to the Cold War battlefields of Europe.

The ability to rapidly ready heavy artillery for firing lead to the development of the M12 155mm gun in 1941, based on the M3 medium tank chassis. The trial vehicle, built by Rock Island Arsenal, was designated T6. To accommodate the large, rear mounted weapon—a French-made M1917 155mm gun, the engine was relocated forward to a position just behind the driving compartment.

In 1949, the US Army wanted an artillery gun that could fire a nuclear warhead in the event that guided missiles and long-range bombers proved insufficient in delivering atomic weapons. The result was the M65, 280mm Atomic Cannon. On May 25, 1953, at 0830 hours, an M65 of A Battery, 867th Field Artillery Battalion, let loose with the only nuclear round the type would ever fire. Six battalions of the M65 would eventually be deployed, most in Europe with one battalion sent to the Korean Peninsula.

Images of War

Images of War

David Doyle

David Doyle

M7 Priest

M2/M3 Bradley

$24.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 20 color & 190 black and white photographs / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52673-885-1

$24.95 / 240 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 270 color photographs / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52673-881-3

The M7 howitzer motor carriage, dubbed the Priest, was the most successful and widely used example of American selfpropelled artillery during WWII. Examples continued to be used by the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and beyond, even serving Allied countries into the 1970s. Coined the Priest due to its pulpit-like structure for the gun commander, this armored fighting vehicle would see action in North Africa, Italy, and the D-Day landings in Normandy and all the way to Germany.

Through hundreds of color photos, the bulk previously unpublished, Images of War: M2/M3 Bradley explores America’s premier infantry fighting vehicle in an unprecedented level of detail. Go inside and out the modernday icon, then ride it into battle through they myriad of photos presented in this book. Drawing on the lessons learned in Vietnam, the Bradley was built to provide a highly mobile platform from which infantry could be inserted into the battlefield, and from which the infantry could operate. Despite initial criticism from Congress, the Bradley proved itself very capable on the battlefield, destroying more Iraqi armored vehicles than did the famed Abrams tanks.

In June 2015, David Doyle was presented the coveted Bart Vanderveen award by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, given in recognition of“…the an Press individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles e Sherid Thworldwide.”


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Images of War

United States Army Armored Divisions of the Second World War

M1 Abrams David Doyle

$24.95 / 232 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 325 color photographs / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52673-877-6

Michael Green

The story of the Abrams begins in the late 1960s when the threat of Soviet armor developments forced the U.S. to look for a suitable replacement for the M60 series. A joint venture between the U.S. and West Germany to build a suitable common main battle tank brought about the unorthodox and terribly expensive MBT70. When this program was cancelled in 1970 a quest for a more cost-effective tank was begun. The Abrams is entering its fourth decade of service with U.S. forces and the plan is to keep the vehicle in the United States’ inventory through as late as 2040. The story of the M1A1 will be forever linked with images of the 1st Gulf War of 1991. In June 2015, David Doyle was presented the coveted Bart Vanderveen award by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, given in recognition of “…the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide.”

Images of War

$24.95 / 224 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 color & black and white images / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52671-725-2

The routing of the British and French armies in May and June 1940 by the Wehrmacht’s armored divisions caused a major rethink by the US Army’s senior leadership. In 1941, a further three armored divisions were created; the third (Spearhead), the fourth (remained unnamed) and the fifth called ‘Victory’. In this carefully researched book military historian and much published author Michael Green explains their operational and fighting doctrine. Equipment enthusiasts will appreciate the lavish images and informed captions of the armored fighting vehicles and other equipment employed. Michael Green is a much published author and collector specializing in military and naval history. His works in the popular Images of War series include The Patton Tank (2012), Russian Armor in the Second World War (2013), and Armored Warfare in the Vietnam War (2013).

Images of War

The Battle of Okinawa 1945

Armoured Warfare in the Battle of the Bulge 1944– 1945

The Real Story behind Hacksaw Ridge Jon Diamond

Anthony Tucker-Jones

$28.95 / 240 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-600-1

The American campaign to capture Okinawa, codename Operation ICEBERG was fought from 1 April to 22 June 1945. 350 miles from Japan, Okinawa was intended to be the staging area for the Allied invasion of the Japanese mainland. As the author of this superb Images of War book describes in words and pictures this was one of the most bitterly fought and costly campaigns of the Second World War. Ground troops faced an enemy whose vocabulary did not include ‘surrender’ and at sea the US Fifth Fleet, supported by elements of the Royal Navy, had to contend with kamikaze (‘divine wind’) attacks by suicide air attacks and over 700 explosive laden suicide boats.

$24.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / Over 160 b&w illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52670-175-6

The Battle of the Bulge took the Allied armiess by surprise in 1944 1944. The consequence was one of the best-known battles of the entire conflict, and Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic history is the ideal introduction to it. The story is told through a sequence of revealing contemporary photographs and a concise text. They give a sharp insight into the planning and decision-making, the armored forces involved, the terrain and the appalling mid-winter conditions, the front-line fighting, and the experience of the troops involved. Through a massive tank offensive the Germans aimed to cut through the US 1st Army to Antwerp and Brussels, in the process trapping three Allied armies.

Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defense intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism, and armored and Press ridan aerial e warfare. h S e h T

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Images of War

Monte Cassino

The Desert Air War 1940– 1943

Amored Forces in the Battle for the Gustav Line

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Jeffrey Plowman

$22.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 200 illustrations / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52671-893-8

Anthony Tucker-Jones

The battles fought between the Allied armies and the German Wehrmacht at Monte Cassino in 1944 were key episodes in the protracted Italian campaign, and the eventual Allied victory was a decisive step in the wider war to liberate Europe from German occupation. Much has been written about Cassino, but few books have chosen to tell the story through photographs—to give a visual insight into the fighting and the forces involved, the conditions in which they fought, and the landscape around the Monte Cassino abbey which became a battlefield. That is why Jeffrey Plowman’s photographic history is of such value. The book will be of special interest to modelers and historians of armored warfare, but it will also appeal to readers who have a more general interest in the Italian campaign.

$24.95 / 128 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 200 illustrations / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52671-108-3

Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this vivid photographic history, provides a fascinating introduction to it. The wartime photographs, and the concise text, cover the entire course of the struggle in the air. The Regia Aeronautica at first met weak British opposition when Mussolini launched his ill-advised offensive against British-controlled Egypt, but the obsolete Italian aircraft proved to be no match for the Allied fighters once the strength of the Royal Air Force built up. Then, when Hitler stepped in to help his hapless ally, the aerial struggle intensified, and the air forces of both sides were locked in deadly combat in the skies over Egypt, Libya, the Mediterranean and Tunisia.

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

Images of War

Images of War

Ian Sumner

David Bilton

The French Army on the Somme 1916

French Army in the Great War

$24.95 / 160 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 200 photographs / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-548-6

$22.95 / 240 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 200 illustrations / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-47388-724-4

So much has been written about the 1916 Battle of the Somme that it might appear that every aspect of the four-month struggle has been described and analyzed in exhaustive detail. Yet perhaps one aspect has not received the attention it deserves— the French sector in the south of the battlefield which is often overshadowed by events in the British sector further north. That is why Ian Sumner’s photographic history of the French army on the Somme is so interesting and valuable.

This book aims to provide a highly readable and succinct account of the work of the French army on the Western Front, as well as provide the reader with a wealth of photographs that show the daily life of the French soldier both in and out of the trenches. All of the images are contemporary, many coming from war-time and post-war magazines, interspersed with many previously unpublished images.

Using a selection of over 200 wartime photographs, many of which have not been published before, he follows the entire course of the battle from the French point of view. The photographs show the build-up to the Somme offensive, the logistics involved, the key commanders, the soldiers as they prepared to go into action and the landscape over which the battle took place. Ian Sumner is a prolific writer and researcher who specializes in local and military history.


The book aims to give a concise overview of the war seen through French eyes and includes the casualties incurred. Also included is a lengthy introduction which explains the structure of the army at the onset of the war, some of the problems it faced, and a section that looks at the uniforms worn and how they changed during the war.

David Bilton is the prolific author of numerous books about the British army, n Press the SheridaFront, and the German army. The Home

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Pen and Sword Images of War

6th SS Mountain Division Nord at War 1941–1945 Ian Baxter

$24.95 / 136 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-138-9

Drawing on a superb collection of rare and unpublished photographs the 6th SS Mountain Division Nord 1941–1945 is the 6th book in the WaffenSS Images of War series compiled by Ian Baxter. The book tells the story of the 6th SS Mountain Division Nord, which was formed in February 1941 as SS Kampfgruppe Nord (SS Battle Group North). The Division was the only Waffen-SS unit to fight in the Arctic Circle when it was stationed in Finland and northern Russia between June and November 1941. It fought in Karelia until the Moscow Armistice in September 1944, at which point it left Finland. It suffered heavy losses in the Operation Nordwind in January 1945 and in early April 1945, the division was destroyed by the US forces near Budingen, Germany. Ian Baxter has been collecting World War II images and writing about World War II for many years. He is the author of German Armored Warfare of World War II: The Unpublished Photographs.

Images of War


German Paratroopers, 1937–1941 François Cochet

$24.95 / 176 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 160 black and white illustrations / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-066-3

As elite troops, the German Fallschirmjäger (paratroopers) were regularly engaged in front line combat during the Second World War. Their famed actions such as the fighting in Scandinavia, the taking of the Belgian fortress Eden-Emal in May 1940, and the Battle for Crete just a year later, have given them the reputation of being determined, courageous and loyal soldiers. This book covers the early years of the Fallschirmstruppen (paratroop units) before the beginning of the war, until the height of their successes in 1941, after which the Fallschirmjäger were more often deployed in a more ‘traditional’ way, even though high-risk actions (such as at Monte Cassino, the Gran Sasso Raid) allowed them to reconnect once more with their glorious past. François Cochet is a Belgian author whose main interest lies in the battles of the Second World War. Over the last 80 years he has met and interviewed many German ex-soldiers of the Wehmacht and collected various memorabilia and documents. He enjoys helping others research this particular period, and this is his first image-based book. He currently lives in Flanders.

Images of War

Images of War

Bob Carruthers

Ian Baxter

SS Specialist Units in Combat $22.95 / 148 pages / 7.5 x 9.75 / 200 Illustrations / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-47386-848-9

It is an often overlooked fact that the SS Divisions included cavalrymen, paratroopers, mountain, and ski battalions and these rare photographs illustrate the unique role played by specialist units in action.

The Armour of Rommel’s Afrika Korps $22.95 / 144 pages / 7.5 x 9.5 / 250 photographs / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-239-3

The Deutsche Afrika Korps (best known as simply Afrika Korps) built up a welldeserved reputation as a superb fighting machine. This superbly illustrated Images of War book reveals the full range of German armored vehicles that saw service in North Africa over the two year period 1941 to mid-1943. As well as the formidable panzers, such as the Tiger and Panther tanks, there were Sturmartillerie equipments, reconnaissance vehicles, half-tracks, armored cars, Panzerkampwagens and motor cycles. While the Allies triumphed in North Africa ultimately, the combination of German design and engineering with superb generalship and fighting spirit, very nearly changed the course of the Second World War in 1942. Military historians and equipment enthusiasts will find this a fascinating and authoritative book.

Bob Carruthers is an Emmy Award winning author and historian, who has written extensively on the Great War. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Bob is the author of a number of military history titles including the Amazon best Ian Baxter has been collecting World War II images and writing about World Press ridan War e seller The Wehrmacht in Russia. II for many years. h S e h T

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Pen and Sword History of Terror

History of Terror

Emperors of Rome: The Monsters

Zulu Terror

The Mfecane Holocaust, 1815–1840 Robin Binckes

From Tiberius to Theodora, AD 14–548

$22.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-889-0

Paul Chrystal

$22.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-885-2

As with everything else, there were good and bad Roman emperors. The good, like Trajan (98–117), Hadrian (117–138), Antoninus Pius (138–161), and Marcus Aurelius (161–180) were largely civilized and civilizing. Tiberius, Caligula, Nero, Domitian, Commodus, Caracella, Elagabalus, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, Maximinus Thrax, Justinian, and Theodora all had more bad days than good; they are all covered in this book. This book is different because it is based on primary sources and evidence—and attempts to balance out the shocking with any mitigating aspects in each of their lives.

Paul Chrystal is the author of some seventy books published over the last decade. He is a regular contributor to history magazines, local and national newspapers.

The years 1815 to 1840 were probably the most devastating and violent period of South Africa’s turbulent history. The Mfecane (Zulu) or Difaqane (Sotho) was a result of many factors including internecine conflict among the Zulu tribes themselves. Faced with the wrath of the great King Shaka, Mzilikazi (The Road) fled with his followers, who became the Matabele, cutting a swathe of destruction, pillage and genocide across southern Africa from the land of the Zulu (KwaZulu-Natal today) to the Highveld in the north. New alliances and allegiances were forged as refugees fled from the path of the rampaging Mzilikazi, leading to the creation of new nations and alliances between the arriving Voortrekkers and the enemies of the Matabele. Robin Binckes has recently started writing for several Pen & Sword military history series including A History of Terror. Inspired by the late David Rattray, he currently works in Johannesburg as a tour guide with his own company, Spear of the Nation, specializing in oratory story-telling.

History of Terror

History of Terror

Mass Suicide in the First JewishRoman War, c. AD 73

The Great Crime of World War I


Armenian Genocide David Charlwood

Phil Carradice

$22.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 black and white illustrations / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-901-9

$22.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 black and white illustrations / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-897-5

In the spring of 73 AD the rock fortress of Masada on the western shore of the Dead Seaa was the site of an event that was breathtaking in its courage and self-sacrifice. Here the last of the Jewish Zealots who, for nearly eight years, had waged war against the Roman occupiers of their country made their last stand. The Zealots on Masada had withstood a two-year siege but with Roman victory finally assured, they were faced by two options: capture or death. The eventual capture of Masada is unique, not just in Israeli legend but in the history of the world. It is a story of bravery that even the Roman legionaries, well used to death and brutality, could see and appreciate. It was a massacre but a massacre with a difference: carried out by the victims themselves. The story of Masada has gone down in Israeli and Jewish folklore. It is little known elsewhere and it is time to redress the balance.


Crammed into cattle trucks and deported to camps, shot and buried in mass graves, or force-marched to death, over 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the Turkish state, twenty years before the start of Hitler’s Holocaust. The United States’ government called it a crime against humanity and Turkey was condemned by Russia, France, and Great Britain. But two decades later the genocide had been conveniently forgotten. Hitler justified his Polish death squads by asking in 1939: ‘Who after all is today speaking about the destruction of the Armenians?’ Armenian Genocide is a new, gripping account that tells the story of the ‘Megh Yeghern’—the Great Crime—against the Armenians through the stories of the men and women who died, the few who survived, and the diplomats who tried to intervene. David Charlwood obtained a first class honors degree in history from Royal Holloway, University of London, and has worked as a writer and international ss ridan Pre journalist The She since 2012.

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History of Terror

China’s White Terror, 1927

Revisionist Zionism, 1931–1948

The Shanghai Massacre Phil Carradice


Gerry van Tonder

$22.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52673-889-9

$22.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 black and white illustrations / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-869-2

On 19 February 1927, the city of Shanghai fell silent as a general strike gripped the factories of the industrial district. A magnet for foreign traders and businessmen (British, French, American, then later Japanese), by the 1920s the pursuit of profit had produced one of the most cosmopolitan cities that the world has ever seen. In 1927, the city’s wealth was under threat: advancing from Guangzhou in the south of China was a Guomindang army, backed by the Soviet Union and in alliance with the Chinese Communist Party, which seemed to be a clear danger to the businessmen of Shanghai. However, the army’s commander, Chiang Kai-shek, a conservative, was tiring of his allies. Plotting with Shanghai’s most influential gangster, Chiang planned to rid himself of the Communists once and for all.The stage was set for a bloodletting in the streets of the city of Shanghai.

In 1925, Ze’ev Jabotinsky founded the Revisionist Zionism organization, whose secular, right-wing ideology would lead to the formation of the Irgun and, ultimately, of the Likud Party. Commencing operations in the British Mandate of Palestine in 1931, Irgun adopted a mainly guarding role, while facilitating the ongoing immigration of Jews into Palestine. In 1936, Irgun guerrillas started attacking Arab targets. The British White Paper of 1939 rejected the establishment of a Jewish nation, and as a direct consequence, Irgun guerrillas started targeting the British.

History of Terror

History of Terror

Night of the Long Knives

The authorities executed captured Irgun operatives found guilty of terrorism, while deporting hundreds to internment camps overseas. As details of Jewish genocide—the Holocaust—emerged, Irgun declared war on the British in Palestine. Freedom fighters or terrorists—Irgun was only dissolved when the independent Jewish state of Israel was born on 14 May 1948. This is their story.

Phil Carradice

Sierra Leone: Revolutionary United Front

$22.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-893-7

Blood Diamonds, Child Soldiers, and Cannibalism, 1991–2002 Al J Venter

The Night of the Long Knives broke the back and the will of the Sturmabteilung, the SA SA, the brawling street thugs who had bludgeoned political opposition into submission. The SA’s ruthless bullyboy tactics played no small part in Hitler’s establishment of a dictatorship that was to influence affairs in Germany—and the world—throughout the 1930s and beyond. In some respects the purge was inevitable. Hitler had to eliminate all potential rivals if he was to consolidate his position of power. And that meant that friends like Ernst Röhm, former German Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher, and even former party comrades like Gregor Strasser were summarily shot without trial. Above all it was the SA that the army, the industrialists and, more than anyone else, Adolf Hitler feared. Röhm enjoyed a popularity that almost rivalled Hitler’s and so he had to go.

$22.95 / 128 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-877-7

Hitler’s Excision of Rohm’s SA Brownshirts, 30 June–2 July 1934

Sierra Leone’s eleven-year guerrilla war was brief, bloody and mindlessly brutal. It was also the second African war in which mercenaries were hired to counter some of the worst atrocities that Africa had on offer. By the time it ended in 2002, several groups of mercenaries—including an air wing equipped with a pair of ageing Mi-24 helicopter gunships and backed by the British Army and the Royal Navy—played significant roles in quelling the bush rebellion. It was an idiosyncratic war, which started with the Foday Sankoh’s Revolutionary United Front and ended with a series of battles for control for Sierra Leone’s diamond mines in the interior.

Al J. Venter is a specialist military writer and has had 50 books published. Phil Carradice is a poet, novelist, and historian. He has written forty-five Venter has been writing on these and related issues such as guerrilla warfare, Press ridan insurgency, e books, ranging from history and biography to fiction and poetry. the Middle East, and conflict in general for half a century. h S e h T

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Last Post over the River Kwai

The Memoirs of Joseph Pilyushin

The 2nd East Surreys in the Far East 1938–1945

Joseph Pilyushin

Cecil Lowry

$22.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 b&w Illustrations / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-378-7

Joseph Pilyushin, a top Red Army sniper in the ruthless fight against the Germans on the Eastern Front, was an exceptional soldier and he has a remarkable story to tell. His Hi first-hand fi h d account of his wartime service gives a graphic insight into his lethal skill with a rifle and into the desperate fight put up by Soviet forces to defend Leningrad. Pilyushin started in the Red Army as a scout, but once he had demonstrated his marksmanship and steady nerve, he became a sniper. He served throughout the Leningrad siege, from late 1941 when the Wehrmacht’s advance was halted just short of the city to its liberation during the Soviet offensive of 1944. His descriptions of gruelling front-line life, of his fellow soldiers and of his sniping missions are balanced by his vivid recollections of the protracted suffering of Leningrad’s imprisoned population and of the grief that was visited upon him and his family.

Opposition to the Second World War

Last Post Over the River Kwai is the carefully researched account of the experiences of the officers and men of 2nd Battalion The East Surreys during the Second World War. Stationed in Shanghai in the early 1940s, the battalion was deployed to Malaya and fought gallantly to slow the Japanese advance. After heavy losses the survivors found themselves POWs in Singapore in February 1942 after the humiliating surrender which Churchill described as Britain’s worst ever military disaster. The next three and a half years saw members of the battalion suffering appalling hardship at the hands of their brutal Japanese captors, whether in Singapore, on the death railway, Malaya, or Japan itself, as well as on hellships. Many died but remarkably the majority survived to tell their story. Their prolonged captivity with unbelievable hardship, deprivation, and cruelty makes for distressing but inspiring reading.

Panzer Destroyer

MemoirsofaRedArmyTankCommander Vasiliy Krysov

Conscience, Resistance and Service in Britain, 1933–45

$22.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 30 black and white Illustrations / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-848-5

John Broom

$49.95 / 232 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-664-4

As Europe lurched towards war during the 1930s, many people in Britain, with the memories of the horrors of the First World War painfully fresh, set out to build groups opposed to the idea of a future war. Despite current notions of the Second World War as being a time when Britons pulled together with a unity of purpose, many of these organizations continued their work in either campaigning against the conduct of the war, or to alleviate its more destructive effects. The people who went against the political and cultural climate of the time have been somewhat airbrushed from history. This book brings them back into focus and demonstrates the myriad ways in which they lived out the slogan ‘I Renounce War’. In 2010 John Broom gained a Master’s degree from the Open University and is currently undertaking PhD research at the University of Durham on Christianity in the British Armed Services during the Second World War.


$34.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 16 pages of b&w plates / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-691-8

The day after Vasiliy Krysov finished school, on 22 June 1941, Germany attacked the Soviet Union and provoked a war of unparalleled extent and cruelty. For the next three years, as a tank commander, Krysov fought against the German panzers in some of the most intense and destructive armored engagements in history—including those at Stalingrad, Kursk and Königsberg. This is the remarkable story of his war. Krysov describes confrontations with German Tiger and Panther tanks and deadly anti-tank guns. He was wounded four times, his crewmen and his commanding officers were killed, but he was fated to survive and record his experience of combat. His memoirs give a compelling insight into the reality of tank warfare on the Eastern Front.

Vasiliy Krysov fought on the Eastern Front as a tanker throughout the Second World War. After the war, he wrote one of the outstanding first-hand ss ridan Pre accounts The She of tank warfare in the Red Army.

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Belgium in the Great War

The Western Front-North

$42.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-660-6

Major Tonie Holt and Valmai Holt

Jean-Michel Veranneman

In August 1914, the German Empire invaded neutral Belgium in order to outflank the defenses of the French army. Unexpectedly, the Belgian army resisted and fought on, holding a small part of unoccupied Belgian territory north of Ypres, alongside the British and French armies, until the Armistice of 1918. Because of their heroic defense, Belgium and its King, Albert I enjoyed enormous international prestige after the war. Occupied Belgium suffered executions of civilians, severe destruction and was widely stripped of its industrial infrastructure, which was one of the most developed in the world. It was saved from starvation by food shipments from the United States which came in via neutral Holland. Belgium emerged from four and a half years of complete turmoil a different country and the experiences would have a lasting impact of its politics. Universal suffrage was introduced and the war resulted in the abandonment of the country’s neutrality policy and her claims for reparation and territory, only very partially met, were to have serious foreign policy implications.

Jean-Michel Veranneman is the author of Belgium in the Second World War published by Pen and Sword Books (2014).

Major & Mrs Holt’s Definitive Battlefield Guide

$28.95 / 368 pages / 6 x 8.25 / Approx 250 color and black and white images throughout / January 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-683-2

Following in their best-selling series of Battlefield Guides this is a companion volume to the Holts Western Front South Guide. Between the two they cover the main WW1 Western Front battlefields. This book covers 15 of the most significant battles of the northern area from Nieuwport to just north of The Somme. The reader is carefully guided through the battlefields with a mixture of succinct military history, cameo memories, and stories of VCs and other personalities. This guidebook is based on Tonie and Valmai Holt’s 30 years’ experience of researching, guiding tours, and writing about the area, with their unique blend of male and female points of view. It is written to the high standards that have come to be expected of these highly respected authors who are credited with pioneering the modern battlefield tour and whose guide books are referred to as ‘The Bibles’ .

Major and Mrs Holt founded the first organization to offer battlefield tours to the general public in the late 1970s. The Holts share the writing of their books equally and conduct all their own research, spending many weeks on the ground as they prepare each new book or update Press heridan previously published The Stitles.

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Battleground Books: WWI

American Expeditionary Forces in The Great War Montfaucon Maarten Otte

$22.95 / 288 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 60 black and white illustrations and maps / February 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52673-491-4

Montfaucon had been the scene of bitter fighting between the French and the Germans in the early stages of the war, finally staying securely in German hands. The attack started well, with the great numbers of Doughboys easily moving through the first line of the German defense system; and, indeed, good progress was made all along the front, even if final objectives were not attained that would have brought the Americans up to the Hindenburg Line defenses. The most notable setback was the failure to capture Montfaucon, an objective given to the 79th Division. Maarten Otte sets the importance of Montfaucon and the ultimately successful effort to capture it within a succinct narrative. In the tours section he takes the visitor on a number of routes so that they can see for themselves the problems on the ground that faced the 79th Division and puts Montfaucon in the context of the wider battle.

Maarten Otte has published books on Nantillois in 1918 and on US Medal of Honor winners.


Pen and Sword A Muddy Trench: A Sniper’s Bullet

Hamish Mann, Black Watch, Officer-Poet, 1896–1917 Jacquie Buttriss

$49.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-509-5

Thanks to Mann’s outstanding literary gifts and prodigious output, this book re-lives his fateful journey from the declaration of war, his voluntary work at a military hospital, his training and commission and, finally, his service with 8th Black Watch on the Somme. The daily hardship and trauma he experienced at the Front were shared with countless thousands of his comrades.

The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War Engine of Destruction

Colin Campbell $39.95 / 6 x 9.25 / 32 color illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-703-7

In this new evaluation timed to mark the centenary of the Great War (1914–18), Colin Campbell allows the experience of the elite 51st Division to speak for itself. It is said that German soldiers feared the 51st (Highland) Division more that any other British or Empire division.

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front— Continuation of the German 1918 Offensives

A Sturdy Race of Men

149th Brigade—A History of the Northumberland Fusiliers Territorial Battalions in The Great War Alan Isaac Grint

$49.95 / 272 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 100 black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52674-178-3

149 Brigade saw major action on the Somme (1916), at Arras and in Flanders (1917) and during the 1918 German offensive. The annihilation of three battalions on the Aisne in May 1918 effectively removed the Brigade from the order of battle.

Miners in the Great War

Paul Paul Oldfield

$49.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Black and white illustrations / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47382-710-3

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front— Continuation of the German 1918 Offensives: 24 March–24 July 1918 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.

Great Escapes of the First World War

Brian Elliott

$39.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47382-726-4

Rachel Bilton

At the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, despite many difficulties and falling manpower, coalmining was the most important industry in Great Britain. Whether working below and above ground at collieries or as part of the armed forces, miners played a very significant role during the Great War of 1914–18, a total contribution that deserves to be told.

Both detailed and touching, The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War is an amazing book in tribute to the Scottish soldier.

$34.95 / 208 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47388-773-2

Contained within this book are the daring true stories of fifteen soldiers and their escapes from prison camps during the Great War. This book pays tribute to the men who, although captured and incarcerated during World War One, still somehow found it in themselves to break out of prison and make their way back to fight again. Their story is a perfect illustration of the extraordinary courage that can overcome us when we are desperate to return home to our loved ones.


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Flesh and Steel During the Great War The Transformation of the French Army and the Invention of Modern Warfare Michel Goya, Hew Strachan and Andrew Uffindell

$42.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 20 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47388-696-4

This is a major contribution towards a deeper understanding of the impact of the struggle on the Western Front on the theory and practice of warfare in the French army. In a series of incisive, closely argued chapters the author explores the way in which the senior commanders and ordinary soldiers responded to the extraordinary challenges posed by the mass industrial warfare of the early twentieth century. To show how this change occurred, the author examines the pre-war ethos and organization of the army and describes in telling detail how, through a process of analysis and innovation, the French army underwent the deepest and fastest transformation in its history.

Michel Goya is the author of a series of groundbreaking studies of modern warfare Hew Strachan is professor of international relations at the University of St Andrews. Andrew Uffindel is one of the leading experts on the Napoleonic era.

Battleground Books: WWI

The French on the Somme 1914—30 June 1916 South of the River David O’Mara

$24.95 / 176 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 120 black and white illustrations / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52672-244-7

This book includes a description of the brief British occupation during the autumn of 1915, a barely known part of the history of the BEF. A study of this part of the Somme, complementing that of the north, is necessary if a person is to gain a more complete understanding of the battlefield itself and of the great offensive of the summer and autumn of 1916. As is the case with the northern volume, each chapter—detailing events in specific sectors down to regimental, battalion and even company or individual level from information gleaned from war diaries, regimental histories and personal diaries, accompanied by period and modern mapping and imagery—is followed by a tour of the sector containing a number of ‘stops’ in which it is possible to appreciate specific actions and/or a general overview of events in and around the particular location.


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The Battles of Arras: North A Visitor’s Guide, Vimy Ridge to Oppy Wood and Gavrelle Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland

$29.95 / 192 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 / 100 bw illustrations / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-47389-303-0

The First World War battlefields to the north of Arras—including Vimy Ridge—are among the most famous and most visited sites on the Western Front, rivalled only by those around Ypres and the Somme, and this clearly written, highly illustrated guide is the ideal introduction to them. The book covers the key battles fought in the northern sector of the Arras front, including the 1917 Battle of Vimy Ridge and battles at Villers au Bois, Oppy Wood, and Gavrelle. Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland have devised a series of routes that can be walked, biked, or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They record what happened, where it happened and why, and point out the sights that remain for the visitor to see. Their guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of the war on the Western Front.

Jon Cooksey is the former editor of Battlefields Review and the current editor of Stand To! Jerry Murland has also written two Battle Ground Europe publications and is co-author of the Battle Lines Guidebook Series to the Western Front 1914–18.


Pen and Sword Maritime The Armistice and the Aftermath

Now the War is Over Britain 1919 - 1920

Simon Fowler and Daniel Weinbren

The Story in Art

$39.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 24 illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-47388-597-4

John Fairley

How did Britain respond to the momentous events of 1919 and 1920 as it adjusted to peace after four years of war? What were the challenges the British people faced and how did they cope with the profound changes that confronted them? Now the War Is Over seeks to answer these questions. Across Europe there were revolutions, a war for independence occurred in Ireland, and on mainland Britain there were widespread race riots. However, most servicemen simply wanted to come home to their families and a secure job. Some hoped for a return to the certainties of a pre-war world, but this was impossible too much had happened. As they explore the troubled state of Britain immediately after the war Simon Fowler and Daniel Weinbren give us a fascinating insight into how the global conflict changed the direction of the nation.

$49.95 / 200 pages / 8.5 x 11 / color illustrations to be integrated throughout 60 pages of the book / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-118-1

Armistice Day in 1918 was arguably the most joyous day of the 20th century. As the guns fell silent, crowds celebrated across the Western W world. ld The foremost artists of all nations including Pierre Bonnard in Paris and Gilbert Beal in New York, were inspired to convey the emotions of the historic moment. One hundred years on, The Armistice and the Aftermath brings together in one book a superb collection of the most epic paintings of the era. The result, with informed and perceptive commentary, is a unique record of those momentous days which not only re-drew the world map but, more ominously, shaped the future of the 20th Century.

John Fairley published works include a number of art-related titles, most recently Horses in The Great War (Pen and Sword Books).

The Soldiers’ Peace

Demobilizing the British Army 1919 Michael Senior

$49.95 / 240 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 30 illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52670-304-0

In November 1918, the last month of the war, the British army numbered 3.75 million. One year later that number was reduced to 890,000. This was a remarkable feat of demobilization but, as Michael Senior shows, it was by no means a trouble-free process. He describes in vivid detail how demobilization took place, the acute difficulties that arose, and how they were dealt with.

With The Royal Navy in War and Peace

Mr Midshipman VC

Vice Admiral B B Schofield

Quentin Falk

The Short Accident-Prone Life of George Drewry, Gallipoli Hero

O’er The Deep Blue Sea

$49.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Black and white illustrations / February 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52673-647-5

Schofield qualified as a navigator and interpreter in French and Italian. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was Naval Attaché in The Hague and Brussels before becoming Director of Trade Division (Convoys) during the critical years 19411943. With the Royal Navy in War and Peace is a superbly written memoir offering a fascinating insight into a bygone era.

$39.95 / 184 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 32 black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52672-624-7

Of the thirty-nine Gallipoli Victoria Crosses arguably none was more deserved than the medal earned by George Leslie Drewry. Using contemporary sources, the author brings Drewry’s life into sharp focus and describes the role of ‘Snotty’ as midshipmen were then known. The result will appeal to addicts of real-life adventure and military historians.


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Pen and Sword Maritime Treaty Cruisers


The War with Hitler’s Navy Adrian Stewart

$34.95 / 224 pages / 6 x 9.25 / Black and white illustrations / January 2019 / hardback / 978-1-52671-057-4

As this well researched work reveals, Hitler’s handling of the German Navy during the Second World War was full of contradictions. The seriousness of the U-boat threat was never in doubt and in the dark days of 1940–1942, the Donitz’s daring strategy coupled with the courage and determined actions of the captains and crews became perilously close to starving Britain into submission. But, despite having built and nurtured a surface fleet with capital ships of formidable power, Hitler was uncharacteristically cautious of employing them aggressively. Examination of the reasons for this make for fascinating reading, possibly stemming from the early loss of the Graf Spee and the fact that, whenever possible, the Royal Navy threw all its weight regardless of cost at the Nazi threat; the loss of the Hood in the pursuit of the Bismarck being one example. Even Goebbels could not ‘spin’ the loss of a battleship. The War with Hitler’s Navy describes in fascinating detail the many fronts on which the adversaries faced each other and analyzes the reasons for the ultimate outcome.

Battle of the Baltic Islands 1917

Triumph of the Imperial German Navy Gary Staff

$22.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 40 plus black and white illustrations & 14 maps / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-849-2

This is an account of Operation Albion, the highly-successful seaborne operation launched by the Germans. The Baltic Islands were pivotal for the defense of the Finnish Gulf and St. Petersburg, so their capture was essential for any campaign towards the Russian capital. Only after the fall of the islands did Russia begin peace negotiations. A large part of the High Sea Fleet took part in the invasion of the Baltic islands, including the most modern dreadnought battleships. This book shatters the myth that the Imperial German Navy spent the last two years of the war cowering in port.

Gary Staff is a former airline pilot but he has been fascinated with naval history, and specifically with the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserlischmarine) for decades. His previous books for Pen & Sword are The Battle for the Baltic Islands 1917; Battle on the Seven Seas and German Battlecruisers of World War One. He lives in Australia. The Sheridan Press

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Treaty Cruisers

The First International Warship Building Competition Leo Marriott

$22.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9.25 / 60 black and white illustrations & 12 black and white side elevation plans / April 2019 / paperback / 978-1-52674-850-8

The Washington Naval Treaty of 1921 and subsequent treaties in the 1930s effectively established the size and composition of the various navies in World War II. In particular they laid down design parameters and tonnage limitations for each class of warship including battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers, and destroyers. With one or two exceptions, battleship construction was deferred until the mid 1930s but virtually all navies embraced the concept of the 8in gun armed 10,000 ton heavy cruisers and laid down new vessels almost immediately. This book will trace the political processes which led to the treaties, describe the heavy cruisers designed and built to the same rules by each nation and then consider how the various classes fared in World War II and will attempt to assess which was the most successful. Ships from the navies of Britain, France, Italy, Germany, the USA, and Japan will be included. Appendices cover construction tables, history of each ship, technical specifications, armament, and aircraft carried.

Leo Marriott is a retired air traffic controller who has had more than thirty books published on his specialist subjects: naval warfare and aviation.


Savas Beatie “Too Much for Human Endurance”

The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg Ronald D. Kirkwood

$32.95 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / 75 images, 8 maps / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61121-451-2

Using a massive array of firsthand accounts, Kirkwood re-creates the sprawling XI Corps hospital complex and the people who labored and suffered there—especially George and Elizabeth Spangler and their four children, who built a thriving 166-acre farm only to witness it nearly destroyed when war paid them a bloody visit that summer of 1863. Stories rarely if ever told of nurses, surgeons, ambulance workers, musicians, teenage fighters, and others are weaved seamlessly through gripping, smooth-flowing prose. Kirkwood also establishes the often-overlooked strategic importance of the property and its key role in the Union victory. Army of the Potomac generals took advantage of the farm’s size, access to roads, and central location to use it as a staging area to get artillery and infantry to the embattled front line from Little Round Top north to Cemetery Hill just in time to prevent its collapse and a Confederate breakthrough. “Too Much for Human Endurance”: The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg introduces readers to heretofore untold stories of the Spanglers, their farm, those who labored to save lives and those who suffered and died there. They have finally received the recognition their place in history deserves.

Ronald D. Kirkwood has won numerous state, regional, and national awards for his writing and editing and he managed the copy desk in Harrisburg when the newspaper won a Pulitzer prize in 2012.

Lincoln Takes Command

The Campaign to Seize Norfolk and the Destruction of the CSS Virginia Steve Norder

$34.95 / 408 pages / 6 x 9 / 38 images, 3 maps / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61121-457-4

This little-known slice of the war and its effect on the president is the subject of Steve Norder’s Lincoln Takes Command: The Campaign to Seize Norfolk and the Destruction of the CSS Virginia. For five days that May, Lincoln studied maps, suggested military actions and—in his quiet, respectful way—issued direct orders to subordinate commanders. Salmon P. Chase, Lincoln’s treasury secretary, described the actions as a “brilliant week’s campaign.”The president returned to Washington in triumph, hailed as a military and civilian leader. Indeed, some urged him to take direct command of the nation’s field armies. Norder’s years-long investigation draws upon a host of primary sources, including letters, diaries, official reports, and memoirs. This rich blending of material allows for a fresh perspective and interesting insights. Untold numbers of books have been penned about Abraham Lincoln, his presidency, and his struggles during the Civil War, but the fascinating week within the covers of Lincoln Takes Command—which helped shape him as a war president—has never has been told in such full detail. The successes that crowned his short time in Hampton Roads changed the nation’s commander in chief by giving him more of an understanding and confidence in his ability to see what needed to be accomplished, insight that sustained him through the rest of the war. Steve Norder has a strong interest in researching and writing about the tragic civil war years, and his ss ridan Pre work has appeared in many places, including Civil War Times Illustrated. The She


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Savas Beatie Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard

Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the “Commanding Ground” Along the Emmitsburg Road James A. Hessler and Britt C. Isenberg

$34.95 / 408 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 images, 25 maps / June 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61121-455-0

More books have been written about the battle of Gettysburg than any other engagement of the Civil War. On July 2, 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee ordered skeptical subordinate Maj. Gen. James Longstreet to launch a massive assault against the Union left flank. The offensive was intended to seize the Peach Orchard and surrounding ground along the Emmitsburg Road for use as an artillery position to support the ongoing attack. What followed was some of Gettysburg’s bloodiest and most controversial fighting. General Sickles’s questionable advance forced Longstreet’s artillery and infantry to fight for every inch of ground to Cemetery Ridge. The Confederate attack crushed the Peach Orchard salient and other parts of the Union line, threatening the left flank of Maj. Gen. George Meade’s army. James A. Hessler has taught Sickles and Gettysburg-related courses for Harrisburg Area Community College and the Gettysburg Foundation. In addition to writing articles for publication, Hessler speaks regularly at Civil War Round Tables. Britt C. Isenberg has been a full-time licensed battlefield guide at Gettysburg National Military Park since 2014. He has been published in several civil war periodicals through writing and photography, and is the author of The Boys Fought Like Demons (2016), a regimental history of the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry. His tours at Gettysburg have also been featured on PCN-TV. Originally from Millersburg, PA, he resides with his wife and daughter near Gettysburg.

“Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken”

Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg: July 4-14, 1863 Thomas J. Ryan and Richard R. Schaus

$32.95 / 384 pages / 6 x 9 / 40 images, 11 maps / May 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61121-459-8

Countless books have examined the battle of Gettysburg, but the retreat of the armies to the Potomac River and beyond has not been as thoroughly covered. “Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken”: Eleven Fateful Days after Gettysburg: July 4 to July 14, 1863, by Thomas J. Ryan and Richard R. Schaus goes a long way toward rectifying this oversight. This comprehensive study focuses on the immediate aftermath of the battle and addresses how Maj. Gen. George G. Meade organized and motivated his Army of the Potomac in response to President Abraham Lincoln’s mandate to bring about the “literal or substantial destruction” of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s retreating Army of Northern Virginia. As far as the president was concerned, if Meade aggressively pursued and confronted Lee before he could escape across the flooded Potomac River, “the rebellion would be over.” The authors utilized a host of primary sources to craft their study, including letters, memoirs, diaries, official reports, newspapers, and telegrams, and have threaded these intelligence gems in an exciting and fast-paced narrative that includes a significant amount of new information. “Lee is Trapped, and Must be Taken” is a sequel to Thomas Ryan’s Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign, the recipient of the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award and Gettysburg Civil War Round Table Distinguished Book Award. Richard R. Schaus, Sergeant Major, U.S. Army (Ret.), served on active duty for more than 30 years in a variety of army and joint military intelligence assignments both at home and abroad. Rick is a lifelong Press ridancampaign student of the civil war and American military history in general, and the Gettysburg in particular. The She

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Savas Beatie George Washington’s Nemesis

America’s Buried History Landmines in the Civil War Kenneth R. Rutherford

The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court Martial of Major General Charles Lee during the American Revolution

$26.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 17 images, 14 maps / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61121-453-6

Christian McBurney

$32.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 40 images / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61121-465-9

Christian McBurney’s new book, George Washington’s Nemesis relies on original documents (some newly discovered) to combine two dramatic stories involving the military law of treason and court-martials, creating a balanced view of the Revolution’s most fascinating personality. Many historians have been quick to malign Lee’s performance at Monmouth, for which he was convicted by court-martial for not attacking and for retreating in the face of the enemy. This was a miscarriage of justice, stresses McBurney, for the evidence clearly shows that Lee was unfairly convicted and had, in fact, by retreating, performed an important service to the Patriot cause. The guilty verdict was more the result of Lee’s having insulted Washington, which made the matter a political contest between the army’s two top generals—only one of them could prevail. Christian McBurney has written five books on the American Revolutionary War, including Kidnapping The Enemy: The Special Operations To Capture Generals Charles Lee & Richard Prescott.

September Mourn

Despite the thousands of books published on the American Civil War, one aspect that has never received the in-depth attention it deserves is the use of landmines and their effect on the war and beyond. Kenneth R. Rutherford rectifies this oversight with America’s Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War, the first book devoted to a comprehensive analysis and history of the fascinating and important topic of landmines. America’s Buried History traces the development of landmines from their first use before the Civil War, to the early use of naval mines, through the establishment of the Confederacy’s Army Torpedo Bureau, the world’s first institution devoted to developing, producing, and fielding mines in warfare.

Kenneth R. Rutherford was a prominent leader in the international campaign to ban landmines which won the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize.

Targeted Tracks

The Dunker Church of Antietam Alann D. Schmidt and Terry W. Barkley

The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861-1865

$14.95 / 168 pages / 6 x 9 / 64 images, 3 maps / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-61121-449-9

Scott L. Mingus and Cooper H. Wingert

$32.95 / 288 pages / 6 x 9 / 28 images, 3 maps / April 2019 / hardback / 978-1-61121-461-1

The Dunker Church is one of the most iconic structures of the American Civil War. Surprisingly, few people know much if anything about its fascinating story or the role it played within the community of Sharpsburg and its importance during and after the Battle of Antietam. September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam by Alann D. Schmidt and Terry W. Barkley rectifies this oversight in the first book-length study of its kind. On September 17, 1862, two mighty armies grappled across the rolling hills, fields, and woodlots surrounding Sharpsburg, Maryland. The authors establish the importance of the structure to Sharpsburg and its citizens, its role during the battle and its aftermath, and how it helped establish tourism and education for future generations of Americans. The Dunker Church can finally take its place alongside the Alamo and Shiloh churches as one of the most notable houses of worship in American military history.

The Civil War was the first conflict in which railroads played a major role. Although much has been written about their role 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. Its location enhanced its importance during some of the Civil War’s most critical campaigns. Despite the line’s significance to the Union war effort, its remarkable story remains little known. The publication of Targeted Tracks: The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861–1865, by Scott L. Mingus Sr. and Cooper H. Wingert, rectifies that oversight.

Alann Schmidt presented hundreds of programs on the Dunker Church to park visitors, Civil War seminars, community groups, churches, and Brethren Heritage tours. Terry Barkley is an independent scholar and lives in Lexington, Virginia. This is his fourth book.


Scott L. Mingus Sr. is the author of a dozen Civil War books. Cooper Wingert is the author of a dozen books and numerous articles on ss ridan Pre slavery The She and the American Civil War.

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The War Outside My Window

The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865 Janet Elizabeth Croon

$34.95 / 480 pages / 6 x 9 / 24 images / Currently Available / hardback / 978-1-61121-388-1

LeRoy read books, devored newspapers and magazines, listened to gossip, and discussed and debated important social and military issues with his parents and others. He recorded—often in horrific detail—an increasingly painful and debilitating disease that robbed him of his childhood. The teenager’s declining health is a consistent thread coursing through his fascinating journals. “I feel more discouraged [and] less hopeful about getting well than I ever did before,” he wrote on March 17, 1863. “I am weaker and more helpless than I ever was.” Morphine and a score of other “remedies” did little to ease his suffering. The War Outside My Window, edited and annotated by Janet Croon with helpful footnotes and a detailed family biographical chart, captures the spirit and the character of a young privileged white teenager witnessing the demise of his world even as his own body slowly failed him.

I Am Perhaps Dying

The Medical Backstory of Spinal Tuberculosis Hidden in the Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham Dennis A. Rasbach MD, FACS, and Janet Elizabeth Croon

$14.95 / 144 pages / 6 x 9 / 20 images / Currently Available / paperback / 978-1-61121-450-5

Invalid teenager Leroy Wiley Gresham left a seven-volume diary spanning the years of secession and the Civil War (1860-1865). His remarkable account was recently published as The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham edited by Janet E. Croon (2018), Dr. Rasbach, a graduate of Johns Hopkins medical school and a practicing general surgeon with more than three decades of experience, was tasked with solving the mystery of LeRoy’s disease. Like a detective, Dr. Rasbach peels back the layers of mystery by carefully examining the medical-related entries. The author ably explores these and other issues in I Am Perhaps Dying to conclude that the agent responsible for LeRoy’s suffering and demise turns out to be mycobacterium tuberculosis, a tiny but lethal adversary of humanity since the beginning of recorded time. Dennis A. Rasbach is a member of the Civil War Round Table of Southwest Michigan and the author of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign. Janet E. Croon is the author of The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley ss ridan Pre Gresham, 1860–1865. The She

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The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865 (edited by J. E. Croon)

A Comprehensive Curriculum Guide for Teachers Kimberly Conrad and Janet Elizabeth Croon

$24.95 / 120 pages / 8.5 x 11 / images and maps / June 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61121-472-7

This complete curriculum guide assists educators in bringing LeRoy Wiley Gresham to life in the middle or high school classroom. This resource includes rigorous, standards-aligned ELA and history lessons, extensive interdisciplinary connections across various content areas, interactive notebook applications, dynamic mapping activities, detailed discussion topics for Socratic seminar, a multi-genre unit, standards-aligned assessments, connections to other primary documents and literature, and so much more. This companion resource accompanies LeRoy’s diary seamlessly while providing teachers the framework through which to challenge and engage students with thoughtful and enriching learning opportunities. Kimberly A. Conrad is inspired by challenging middle school learners through rigorous and engaging reading and writing practices. Janet E. Croon is the author of The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860–1865.


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My Rich Uncle

An Informal Guide to Maximizing Your Enlistment in the United States Air Force A.J. Kehl

Emerging Civil War Series

Call Out the Cadets The Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864 Sarah Kay Bierle

$18.95 / 168 pages / 6 x 9 / 2 images / March 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61121-467-3

$14.95 / 192 pages / 6 x 9 / 150 images, 12 maps / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61121-469-7

Kehl’s well-crafted guide is designed with one purpose in mind: to make sure you make the most out of your time in the armed forces. Sgt. Kehl distinguishes his book from any other you will read, pointing out all the important things that rarely, if ever, make it to print.

The battle of New Market, though a smaller conflict in the grand scheme of that bloodsoaked summer, came at a crucial moment in the Union’s offensive movements that spring and also became the last major Confederate victory in the Shenandoah Valley. The results in the muddy fields reverberated across the North and South, altering campaign plans—as well as the lives of those who witnessed or fought.

My Rich Uncle includes an invaluable collection of knowledge, wisdom, and insight from numerous USAF leaders, all of which is geared toward helping fellow airmen find success in their careers by highlighting the cultural things. This book will help you successfully navigate an Air Force career by providing insight into the expectations and the steps for YOU to take in order to maximize your service time and set yourself up for success. It also highlights little known programs, like Air Force Lean and Continuous Process Improvement, that empower airmen to find root cause solutions and reduce time-wasting practices that do not further your career.

Sgt. Kehl is the recipient of several awards, and was named the 2017 Senior Fire Officer of the year for the department of defense.


In Call Out the Cadets, Sarah Kay Bierle traces the history of this important, yet smaller battle. While covering the military aspects of the battle, the book also follows the history of individuals whose lives or military careers were changed because of the fight. New Market shined for its accounts of youth in battle, immigrant generals, and a desperate, muddy fight. Youth and veterans, generals and privates, farmers and teachers—all were called into the conflict or its aftermath of the battle, an event that changed a community, a military institute, and the very fate of the Shenandoah Valley.

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Battle of Big Bethel

Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia J. Michael Cobb, Edward B. Hicks and Wythe Holt

$19.95 / 312 pages / 6 x 9 / 125 images, 5 maps / May 2019 / paperback / 978-1-61121-471-0

Now in paperback, Battle of Big Bethel: Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia by J. Michael Cobb, Ed Hicks, and Wythe Holt is the first full-length treatment of the small but consequential June 10, 1861 battle that reshaped both Northern and Southern perceptions about what lay in store for the divided nation. The authors detail the events leading up to the encounter, survey the personalities as well as the contributions of the participants, set forth a nuanced description of the confusion-ridden field of battle, and elaborate upon its consequences. Here, finally, the story of Big Bethel is colorfully and compellingly brought to life through the words and deeds of a fascinating array of soldiers, civilians, “contraband” slaves, and politicians whose lives intersected on that fateful day in the early summer of 1861.

J. Michael Cobb is an author and curator of the Hampton History Museum. Edward B. Hicks specializes in military history. Wythe Holt has produced several books, and his articles have appeared in, Labor History, Duke Law Journal, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Virginia Law Review, and Wisconsin Law Review.

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